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Becerra banks biggest check at Benton County’s Urbana 5

Austen Becerra took home the night’s biggest check, earning $2,200 (photo Jim Wittke) Watching the IMCA Modified feature from his vantage point in staging gave Austen Becerra a pretty good idea where the fast line would be for his own main event Sunday night at Benton County Speedway.The Carthage, Ill., visitor made his way around the high side of The Bullring, leading all 20 laps of the Karl Kustoms IMCA Northern SportMod presented by Christie Door Company feature for a $2,200 Urbana 5 special payday.

Lapan-Islas selected in All Star Cup

David Lapan-Islas was [sel]ed to play in All Star Cup by the Iowa High School Soccer Coaches Association.The other [sel]ions can be seen in the photo.
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Pladsen working to kick up a Storm at Simpson

Jesse Pladsen is working hard to make the team at Simpson VINTON -- Going back a year, former Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings' placekicker Jesse Pladsen was not thinking about anything beyond the 2020 season. But catching up the present, he has higher sights in mind.In a few weeks, Pladsen will be on his way to Indianola to compete for a spot at the varsity kicker for the Simpson College football team. It has been an interesting year.

Vikettes head into Regional softball action tonight

The Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes finished up the regular season last week and they open post-season play tonight at Independence. Game time will be 7 p.m. Here is a summary of last week's games by Vinton Today sportswriter Sage Holmes.Vikette softball sweeps Trojans, 20-8, 15-7Tama, IA - The Vinton-Shellsburg Vikette softball team (10-21) took on the South Tama County Trojans at South Tama County High School in Tama in a WaMaC West doubleheader.

Bigger payouts, good cause at Benton County Speedway’s Urbana 5 special

Drivers in five IMCA divisions hit the track for bigger payouts and a good cause at Benton County Speedway's Sunday, July 11 Urbana 5 program.IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods all race for $1,000 to win, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $400 and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $250. Features for the Modifieds and Stock Cars are qualifiers for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational and B & B Chassis All-Star Invitational, respectively.

78 Lil Racers register at Lil Racer Car Club Clubhouse for "Father's Day/4th"

Seventy eight Lil Racers signed in at the Lil Racer Clubhouse Sunday night and took part in our Father's Day Prize Giveaway. All club members got free chances to try and win one of 16 different prizes for their dads. Many happy kids and dads walked away with some thoughtful gifts. The first 100 kids received free hot dogs at the concession stand as well as free ice cream cones to the first 50.

Cornell collects Sprint Invaders checkers, Tharp goes back-to-back at Speedway

An impressive 120 race teams signed in to compete in the first weekly points races to be held on the Fourth of July in 22 years at Benton County Speedway.Jonathan Cornell made the holiday a memorable one by being victorious in the first-ever visit by the Sprint Invaders at The Bullring.Chris Martin led the 23-car field to green and assumed command from his pole position start.

Festive July 4 at Benton County Speedway to feature Sprints, raffle, fireworks

With both attempts at holding the Benton County Fair races washed out, the focus now shifts to Sunday, July 4 at Benton County Speedway.And it's going to be big.As part of "A Celebration at The Bullring" on the Independence Day holiday, the speedway will host weekly racing in all five divisions, in addition to special appearances by the Sprint Invaders and the Midwest Micro Sprints, plus the Lil' Racer Car Club benefit raffle.

Vikettes sit at 8-21 going into the postseason

CLASS 3A REGIONAL SOFTBALL PAIRINGS By SAGE HOLMESVT Sports JournalistVINTON - The Vinton-Shellsburg Vikette softball team split with the Maquoketa Cardinals in Maquoketa on Thursday, June 24 to push their record to 8-21 through 29 games. After losing their first four games in a doubleheader against the Mount Vernon Mustangs, the Jesup J-Hawks and the Janesville Wildcats. Then, they split their next four in a doubleheader against the Marion Wolves, Riverside Bulldogs and Springville Orioles.

Girls Softball Seniors Recognized

Vinton-Shellsburg Senior Girls Softball players recognized Wednesday evening the senior members of the Vinton-Shellsburg softball team were recognized during their game. Along with their parents, the girls were presented with a bag with goodies and the mother's were given a yellow carnation.Seniors recognized were: Geordyn Webster, Mackenzie Walker, Keira Ott, Kallea Christy(Photo: Marj Becker)
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