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Cordes, Ritter, Olson, Vanous, Score Benton County Speedway Wins

By Benton County Speedway · June 15th, 2020
Sunday, June 14th saw the second night of racing in 2020 at the Benton County Speedway in front of fans with another warm windy night with nearly 100 race car drivers packing the pit area.The Specialty Promotions group provided another excellent race track that provided plenty of side by side racing for all six divisions of race cars.

Tom Berry Tops Sunday Night Racing at Benton County Speedway

By Benton County Speedway · June 8th, 2020
For the first time in 2020, race fans were allowed to attend the racing action at the Benton County Speedway “The Bullring” in Vinton, Iowa. A good crowd attended the points racing season opener that saw 121 race car drivers take part in the action on Sunday night. The headliner of the night was the 20 lap IMCA Modified main event.

The 2020 point racing season will take the green flag this Sunday, June 7th at the Benton County Speedway, “The Bullring”. Under the direction of the Dripps family the Speedway located on the Benton County Fairgrounds has undergone many improvements and upgrades. The track is in excellent condition and with all the time and effort put into enhancing the surface, the track is going to be very conducive to extremely exciting racing.

Bailey Weeks, a 10th Grade student at Vinton-Shellsburg High School, has earned a position on the Iowa State National High School rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Lincoln, Nebraska, July 19-25 to compete at the 72nd annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFT) in the Cutting Horse competition.

Vinton, Iowa: May 31st will be an open practice session for all racers from 4:00 pm to 7 pm. Pit gates will open at 3 pm at the “Bullring” located on the Benton County Fairgrounds in Vinton.The point racing season will open on June 7th with fans being allowed to attend the races. The racing action will get underway on June 7th with warm ups slated to take to the track at 4:30 pm with racing to follow at 5 pm.

Vinton Parks and Recreation Department Opens Pool For 2020 Season

By Vinton Parks & Recreation · May 25th, 2020
The Vinton Parks and Recreation Department along with Staff voted Tuesday night to open the Vinton Community Pool for the 2020 season.The pool season will begin on Monday, June 15, 2020. There will be some restrictions that are in place at the beginning of the pool season. The first three weeks will heavily be geared toward lessons and private swim instruction.

Benton County Speedway Opens This Sunday, May 24

By Vinton Today · May 22nd, 2020
The long-awaited season opener at the Benton County Speedway, “The Bullring”, will be held this Sunday, May 24th. The season has been delayed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, still under Governor Reynolds restrictions, the racing season can begin but the grandstands will remain closed.The Dripps family will begin their first season as promoters of the “Bullring” and have come up with a very unique experience for the race fans.

Play Ball!

By Vinton Today · May 21st, 2020
By IHSAAIowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced Wednesday that summer athletic seasons may be conducted for high school baseball and softball following a two-month activities suspension due to COVID-19.The announcement approved the reopening of school facilities and the start of practices for Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union and Iowa High School Athletic Association sanctioned summer sports starting on Monday, June 1.

Benton County Speedway to run 1st race May 24

By Vinton Today · May 19th, 2020
LET THE SEASON BEGIN! SUNDAY, MAY 24TH Benton County Speedway, Vinton, IowaCLASSES: IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks, Sport Compacts, Micro Mod/Mini Late ModelsIMCA Modified Feature Winner Qualifies for the Fast Shaft All-Star Invitational$1,000.00 to Win $100.00 to Start IMCA Modifieds $30.

Want to go on a 75-mile bicycle ride on Memorial Day? One Iowa veteran plans to do just that. Larry Ritland, a Vietnam Veteran and 38-year member of American Legion Post 307 in Roland, Iowa, will honor veterans this Memorial Day in a unique way.“Having most Memorial Day observances canceled or drastically scaled back is heartbreaking,” said Ritland.

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