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Party in Pink 5K Run/Walk

By Valerie Close, Editor · August 3rd, 2020
Party in Pink's 5K Run/Walk while had a much smaller group of participants this year, with 130 runners and walkers with 40 virtual runners, was down from around 400 who usually participate. Virtual runners chose their own route over the course of this weekend, and ran in different locations. Party in Pink's sponsorships and donations made up for the lower number of participants this year and organizers say the amount normally raised will be down a few thousand from a normal year.

Thank you Carli and Lillie!

By Jeff Holmes · August 3rd, 2020
We had the chance to have one more visit with Carli Lang and Lillie Lamont tonight before they head off to college. Here is tonight's video!

Berry Jr. , Damon Murty, Kyle Olson Among BCS Winners

By Benton County Speedway · July 20th, 2020
A beautiful July night greeted a nice crowd at the Benton County Speedway, “The Bullring” on Sunday night. Well over 100 cars took part in the fast paced racing program that saw the final checkered of the night wave before 9:30 pm. The KISS Country IMCA Modifieds saw a 20 car starting field take the green flag, Ethan Braaksma took off from his pole position start and went on to lead the first half of the main event.

Benischek Accepts And Wins Challenge At “The Bullring”

By Benton County Speedway · July 14th, 2020
Fisher Towing & Recovery of Garrison, Iowa sponsored the Mid-Season Championships at the Benton County Speedway on Sunday night on a near perfect weather night for racing. The “Bullring” provided everything the race fan could ask for, great racing, close finishes and a thrilling rollover.The KISS Country Modifieds saw Kolin Hibdon charge to the front from a third row start and take command of the main event.

Vinton Unlimited's 2 Person Best Shot Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, July 17 at the Vinton Country Club.There will be a 4:00 p.m. tee time.Cost is $25 per personForms are available at the Vinton Country Club or at the Vinton Unlimited Office. If you have any questions, you can call Melissa at 319-472-3955Click for Registration Form.

Benton County Speedway Race Start Time Change

By Benton County Speedway · July 8th, 2020
Specialty Race Promotions, operators of the Benton County Speedway, “The Bullring” have made the decision to set the start time for the Sunday race programs back to 6 pm. Due to the difficulties of getting enough water into the track under the Summer's high sun, which has made for dusty conditions.

Brayton Carter Scores Big Win At Urbana 5 Race Night At BCS

By Benton County Speedway · July 7th, 2020
147 drivers packed the pit area at the Benton County Speedway “The Bullring” on Sunday night for the Urbana 5 Memorial. The very special race night was run in memory of the five youngsters who perished in a tragic traffic accident in April of 2015, the kids were all avid race fans. The headliner of the night was the 25 lap Christie Door IMCA Sportmod feature.

Urbana 5, Iowa Donor Network Night July 5 at Benton County

By Benton County Speedway · June 30th, 2020
Four IMCA divisions take their turn on the track during Benton County Speedway’s Urbana 5 Memorial/Iowa Donor Network Night on Sunday, July 5.Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods run for $1,000 to win that evening. IMCA Modifieds chase a $700 top check while IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $400 to win and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $300.

Schulte & Docekal Score First Wins of Year At Benton County Speedway

By Benton County Speedway · June 29th, 2020
Vinton, Iowa: Sunday night racing action was held at the “Bullring” on the Benton County Fairgrounds in Vinton, Iowa on another hot and windy night. Over 90 cars packed the pit area for another action packed night of racing. Kromminga Implement hosted the night of racing which also included the worlds largest Candy Dash, Christine Rublack was responsible for providing the kids with over 1,300 pounds of candy on Sunday night.

Berry Repeats, Young Murty Wins Family Feud at Benton County Speedway

By Benton County Speedway · June 23rd, 2020
Sunday night racing action was held at the Benton County Speedway despite afternoon showers that threatened the racing program. The rains stayed to the north allowing the racing to be held and a very fast program was held with the final checkered flag of the night waving at 7:52 pm.Tom Berry Jr. scored his second win of the season at the “Bullring” by topping a strong field of IMCA Modifieds in the Kiss Country 20 lap feature.

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