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Cordes, Grady sweep championship night honors at Benton County Speedway

IMCA Modified Troy Cordes wins the 7th championship night and 8th points title-photo Jim Wittke A number of close points battles were finally [st]tled as champions were crowned on the final night of racing for the 2021 season at Benton County Speedway.Troy Cordes and Cristian Grady made the most of the finale by locking up track titles with season championship feature wins on the fast, smooth, multi-grooved, quarter-mile Bullring.Features were lined straight-up based on season point totals, allowing those in contention for track titles to [st]tle things from the front row.

74 year old Woman, Mary Umbarger, Wins Demo Derby

Mary Umbarger, competed and won the Demolition Derby at the Benton County Speedway in Forever 21 By Macy StoutMary Umbarger is 74 years old from Keystone Iowa. She was a nurse back in the day and would travel with her husband when he was in the Vietnam war. After the war, they came back home and did all of the activities that the couple enjoyed doing together and was living life. Mary and her husband Tom use to participate in the demolition derby way back in the day (the late 60s) and then stopped because they started a family.
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Stewart scores first Benton County Speedway victory

Derrick Stewart raced to the first BCS victory of his career, IMCA Modified div. Photo Jim Wittke Points battles remained tight Sunday night at Benton County Speedway. With the season championship program coming up next Sunday, drivers positioned themselves for a title run in the final event leading up to the season finale.In the KISS Country 96.5 IMCA Modified division, a first-time winner had to hold off a hard-charging title contender in that feature.

Lil Racer Clubhouse planning for the final two weeks at the Track

With the rainout tonight at the Bullring, the club has only two more weeks in operation at the track in 2021 planned.Next Sunday, the contents of our tan metal donation box, located on the front of the Lil Racer Clubhouse will be given at the end of the night to Cedar Valley Hospice, in memory of Crew Chief Mitch's father Glenn Swinton. His dad passed away 5 years ago, on August 15, 2016 on Mitch's mom's birthday.

Cops Take 1st "Pitches For Pins" Over V-S Wrestlers, 16-14

VPD's Wes Meyer follows the flight of his foul ball VINTON -- A big crowd filled the Vinton-Shellsburg baseball field grounds Saturday for the first "Pitches For Pins" fund-raiser for the VIking and Vikette wrestling programs. A team of local law enforcement faced off against members of the wrestling team -- along with a couple of "ringers" -- and while the wrestlers led most of the way, the cops came back to take a 16-14 victory; not that the outcome mattered that much.
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Capitol to Corndogs Clean 5K Run Aug. 19

On Thursday, August 19th at 6:00 pm, the Green Runners of Des Moines will lead a run from the State Capitol to the Iowa State Fair, collecting trash along the way. The event is free and the first thirty runners to sign up will receive free admission to the State Fair and a free beverage from the Budweiser tent. This marks the 8th year the event has taken place.

Benton County Bullring Lil Racer Car Club OPEN for business Saturday at the Demo

The Benton County Speedway Bullring Lil Racer Car Club will be OPEN for business this Saturday night, August 7, for the Demo Derby at the track! Power Wheel registration begins at the clubhouse as soon as grandstand gates are opened, right up until 5:45 for the 6 PM start time trackside. All power wheel drivers are expected to sign a track waiver AND have their own helmet and power wheel.

Weekly racing, $1,500-to-win Late Models on tap Sunday at The Bullring

With only three nights of weekly racing remaining on the 2021 schedule, points races are heating up at Benton County Speedway.Those battles will continue Sunday, August 8 at The Bullring.No more than five points separate the top drivers in the KISS Country 96.5 IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars presented by Albert Auto Service, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks presented by Kwik Star and Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts presented by Auto Crafters.

Wreck ‘Em at the Ring demolition derby Saturday at The Bullring

A $10,000 purse is up-for-grabs this Saturday, August 7 in the Wreck 'Em at the Ring demolition derby at the Benton County Fairgrounds.Saturday's event, held in memory of Jerry "Mike Hahn" Stanley and Jamie Schuelka, features six divisions of competition, including Gut & Go, Powder Puff - Gut & Go, Limited Weld Midsize, Limited Weld Full Size, Mini Van/Mini Truck/Mini SUV, and Kids Power Wheels.

Carter cashes in on another big payday at Benton County Speedway

Cayden Carter wins $1,250 IMCA Modified feature during Autism Awareness Night at Benton Co. Speedway When big money is on the line, Cayden Carter is the man to beat. Already the winner of the Urbana 5 Memorial last month, Carter picked up $1,250 Sunday night in the KISS Country 96.5 IMCA Modifieds during Autism Awareness Night at Benton County Speedway.From a second row start, Carter pursued Tommy Belmer and Chris Snyder at the on[st] of the 20-lapper before working his way into the lead.
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