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Benton County Fair races postponed to Sunday

Rainy weather has forced the postponement of the 2021 Benton County Fair races.Originally scheduled for Thursday, June 24, the annual fair races at The Bullring have been rescheduled for Sunday, June 27, pending an improved weather forecast for county fair events. While the race date has changed, increased prize money for the fair race remains up-for-grabs Sunday for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars presented by Albert Auto Service, Karl Kustoms IMCA Northern SportMods presented by Christie Door Company, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks presented by Kwik Star and Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts presented by Auto Crafters.

Chuck a Duck Night this Saturday during intermission of the Bullring Demo Derby!

Rain forced the cancellation of last Sunday night's racing program and caused a bit of a shakeup in the Bullring Lil Racer Car Club's schedule of events during late June and early July. This upcoming Saturday night will be the "Wreck'em at the Ring!" Demo Derby, night-time edition, at the Benton County Speedway Bullring. The Lil Racer Car Club will hold its annual "Chuck a Duck Night" during the intermission of the derby.
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Party in Pink 5K runners represent five different states in weekend event

Vinton's Riverside Park served as the start for the 9th Annual Party in Pink 5K Walk/Run on Friday, 6/18. Over 250 registered to participate either in-person or virtually and raised thousands of dollars for the Virginia Gay Hospital Gifts of Hope program. Organizers are pleased to announce that the 2021 Party in Pink 5K held this past weekend (Friday, June 18) raised thousands of dollars for the Gifts of Hope Program, which offers financial support for breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. The event brought 259 registered participants both in-person and virtually, representing five states: Iowa, Arizona, California, Missouri, and New York.

Bullring rained out Sunday, Benton County Fair races set for Thursday

Much needed rainfall has forced the cancellation of the June 20 racing program at Benton County Speedway. Over half an inch of rain fell Sunday morning with more expected throughout the afternoon and evening hours.Next up at the speedway will be the annual Benton County Fair races this Thursday, June 24. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars presented by Albert Auto Service, Karl Kustoms IMCA Northern SportMods presented by Christie Door Company, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks presented by Kwik Star and Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts presented by Auto Crafters will compete for increased prize money during the Thursday fair special at the Bullring.

Lil Racer Car Club has a busy Sunday!

The Lil Racer Car Club had a busy Sunday at the track during Christine Rublack’s record-[st]ting candy dash, when she dumped 2160 pounds of candy down the race track and all kids in attendance took less than 10 minutes to pick it all up. The club signed in 123 Lil Racers that night and gave away some great prizes. A young race fan from Des Moines became our newest Lil Racer of the Week.

Vinton-Shellsburg had two All-State Boys Soccer team Selections

Boys Class 2-A All-State Team *All-State Captain Player Name Grade in 2020-21 Position School Gender Class Team Zach Schippers Senior Defense ADM Male 2A First Trysten Vasquez Junior Defense Xavier, Cedar Rapids Male 2A First Evan Reha Junior Defense Bondurant-Farrar Male 2A First Isaac Semini Junior Forward Pella Male 2A First Kendall Bickf

Tharp, Siems score first Bullring wins

The second Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod win of Brandon Tharp’s career was his first in front of his hometown crowd at Benton County Speedway Sunday night. (Photo by Jim Wittke) Brandon Tharp waited five years for his first feature win.It took him only another eight days to earn his second.Tharp, whose career first win came June 5 in Independence, earned his first Karl Kustoms IMCA Northern SportMod presented by Christie Door Company victory in front of his hometown crowd Sunday night at the Benton County Speedway Bullring.

Benton County Speedway Bullring Lil Racer Car Club welcomes Tootsie's

The Benton County Speedway Bullring Lil Racer Car Club is happy to welcome Tootsies Ice Cream shops of Vinton and La Porte City as our newest sponsor. The FIRST 50 Lil Racers to sign in at the Lil Racer Clubhouse on Father’s Day, June 20, will receive a coupon good for a FREE Ice Cream cone at Tootsies.Welcome to our racing family, and as the club always says, “It's ALL About the Kids!”.

WaMaC West Division All Conference Girls Soccer 2020-2021

WaMaC West Division All Conference Girls Soccer 2020-2021First TeamEllen Austin- Clear Creek–AmanaLauren Riggle- Clear Creek–AmanaPeyton Grafft- Clear Creek–AmanaEva Plathe- Clear Creek-AmanaNicole Lutz- Center Point-UrbanaMadison Daily- Center Point-UrbanaSierra Davis- Center Point-UrbanaShakayla Lamer- Benton CommunityCaitlin Keiper- Benton

WaMaC West Division All Conference Boys Soccer, Player of the Year Lapan-Islas

  WaMaC West Division All Conference Boys Soccer 2020-2021 First TeamCJ Rickels- Vinton-ShellsburgDavid Lapan-Islas- Vinton-ShellsburgDamon Swenson- Vinton-ShellsburgEthan Rollinger- Vinton-ShellsburgWes Quinlan- Clear Creek-AmanaTaylor Christensen- Clear Creek-AmanaGunther Sandersfeld- Clear Creek-AmanaLuis Hernandez- Benton Communi
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