The Ottumwa Courier


April 30, 2013

Aaron Brown remembered


Racing this week kicks off tomorrow night at The Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, where the night is sponsored by Watters Autoland and the IMCA Late Models will make their first stop of five visits at the track for racing action. They were able to get their opening night completed last Wednesday, and local racers visiting victory lane were Cayden Carter of Oskaloosa in the Modifieds, Curtis Van Der Wal of Oskaloosa in the Sport Modifieds and Dustin Griffiths of Ottumwa in the Hobby Stocks.

Eddyville Raceway Park will have a test and tune fun night Friday, and Saturday racing action will be a practice day.

The Bloomfield Speedway will be celebrating Nurses’ Week with nurses being admitted free with proper identification on Saturday night. Last week’s season opener at Bloomfield saw local racers take victories with Carter Vandenberg of Oskaloosa in the Sport Modifieds, Jim Lynch of Bloomfield in the Stock Cars, Dustin Griffiths of Ottumwa in the Hobby Stocks and Jim Garrett of Ottumwa in the Sport Compacts.

The Knoxville Raceway has a night of racing this Saturday, sponsored by Slideways Karting Center and Pella Printing, where the 410, 360 and 305 Sprint Cars will be in competition. Last Saturday night, Tyler Groenendyk of Oskaloosa had a good run in the 360s with a second-place finish, and in the 305 Sprinters, Nick Ross of Oskaloosa finished in fourth, place and right behind him in fifth was Mike Mayberry of Fremont.

This past Sunday night at Knoxville they had a special night of racing for the Hobby Stocks, Stock Cars, Sport Modifieds and Modifieds with several area racers faring well in the features. Andrew Schroeder of Clive, formerly of Keswick, took the top honors in the Modifieds while Mike Hughes of Oskaloosa won the Hobby Stocks. Bobby Greene of Eddyville finished in eighth place in the Hobby Stocks while Nathan Wood of Sigourney took home a fifth-place finish in the Stock Cars. The Sport Modified feature saw Carter Vandenberg of Oskaloosa finish third, and Curtis Van Der Wal of Oskaloosa came across the stripe in tenth.

Well I better go for this week. Thanks for reading and I’ll see you at the track. Gone racin’.

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