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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.
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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.

The Bullring Lil Racer Car Club has a BUSY weekend ahead!

The Lil Racer Car Club at the Benton County Speedway Bullring signed in 54 Lil Racers at the clubhouse Sunday for Autism Awareness Night. Each child when they registered received raffle tickets free, to deposit in buckets for wonderful gifts down by the Autism Awareness Raffle table, in addition to our weekly prize giveaways. Because of some wonderful supporters of the club, we gave away a LARGE remote control truck and two American Girl dolls, in addition to our other prizes.

2021 Summer Iowa Games Kicks Off with Virtual Opening Ceremony

The 2021 Summer Iowa Games presented by Grinnell Mutual is underway and will official kick off the main weekend festivities with a virtual Opening Ceremony sponsored by 3M, which will air on Friday, July 30 at 7 p.m. via the Iowa Games Facebook page and YouTube channel.This year's event will feature the National Anthem sung by world renowned opera singer and native Iowan, Simon Estes, along with the oath of athletes recited by Matt Campbell.

Big money, great cause highlight August 1 program at Benton County Speedway

The final month of weekly points racing at Benton County Speedway will kick off in grand fashion Sunday, August 1. Increased prize money in all five weekly divisions, plus an appearance by the Legends cars highlight Racing for Autism Night at The Bullring.A $1,250 winner's share and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying berth are on the line in the KISS Country 96.

Five familiar faces find victory lane at Benton County Speedway

Troy Cordes raced to his 5th IMCA Modified win this season on Sunday at Benton Co. Speedway (Wittke) With the weekly points battles entering the final month of the season, drivers who'd already experienced success this season at Benton County Speedway made return trips to the winner's circle Sunday night at The Bullring.Although it had been nearly two months since his most recent win on the quarter-mile, KISS Country 96.5 IMCA Modified driver Troy Cordes showed why he's the point leader in the 20-lapper for that division.

"Back to School Night" Backpack giveaway at the Benton County Speedway

This Sunday night at the Benton County Speedway Bullring Lil Racer Car Club will be our "Back to School Night" Backpack Giveaway! Over 100 backpacks, filled with school supplies, will be given away to school-age kids as they get ready to head back to the classroom this Fall with their friends. All kids under the age of 14 are invited to stop by the Lil Racer Clubhouse and sign our Registration sheet, where they will then receive a ticket, which will need to be handed to our Backpack Coordinator, Janice Smith, in order to receive a brand new pack for school.

Ballard has historic night at Benton County Speedway

Nathan Ballard's victory moved him to the all-time wins list for the division (Photo Jim Wittke) Nathan Ballard won for the 49th time in his career on the Benton County Speedway oval in IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock action Sunday night. The victory moved him to the top of the track's all-time wins list for the division.Nathan Ballard's march to the top is now complete.The IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock driver made history Sunday night at Benton County Speedway.

Lil Racer Car Club looks forward to "Back to School Night, July 25!

The Benton County Bullring Lil Racer Car Club will be getting back to our normal ways this Sunday after taking a back seat to the Urbana 5 Group, who had goody bags and a bicycle giveaway last Sunday night. We did begin our "Kids Coloring for Trophies!" promotion again last Sunday as some recent trophy donations have allowed us to start handing them back out to kids who take the time to color us a picture, bring the picture to us at the clubhouse, and exchange it for the trophy of their choosing.
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