by Brian Neal
Memphis, MO (Friday, May 17, 2019) – Mother nature hasn’t been to kind to the Midwest so far this season, as the Pepsi Scotland County Speedway in Memphis, Missouri has tried two other times to get their first race completed. But rains during both of those scheduled days would force them to cancel those events. Finally, on Friday May 17th all of the rains stayed north of the Iowa / Missouri border, which helped to draw 91 teams to the grounds for competition.
The 14 lap Sport Compact feature was up first, with Ryan Lewis and Josh Barnes drawing the front row. Barnes took advantage of his draw to grab the lead on lap 1 over Jake Houston, who started 5th, and Barry Taft, who started 6th. While Barnes worked the bottom and middle grooves of the track, Houston tried the high side to get around Barnes for the top spot. Barnes was able to hold him off, that was until lap 4 when Houston used the momentum off the top of turn 4 to grab the lead. One lap later, lap 5, debris in turn 4 would bring out the yellow. On the restart Barnes went to the top coming out of turn 4 to get the lead back from Houston. Houston then tried to work under Barnes over the next lap, but Barnes was able to hold him off. That was until lap 8 when Houston was able to get under Barnes coming off turn 4 to take over the top spot. One lap later, lap 9, Barnes slowed to a stop in turn 4 to bring out the caution, and ended his run up front. On the restart Houston got into Brandon Reu, which cut down his right front tire. This would allow Reu to grab the lead over Taft and Isaiah Penton. Reu then held off a late challenge from Penton to claim the win. Penton settled for 2nd, Brandon Allison came from 8th to finish 3rd, Tyler Haring started 12th and finished 4th, with Taft slowing on the final lap and managing to cross the line in 5th.
Abe Huls and Beau Taylor led the field to green in the 18 lap Stock Car feature, with Huls jumping out front to lead lap 1 over Taylor and Cayden Carter. Huls then started to pull away from the rest of the field, when the first of two cautions appeared on lap 6. Todd Reitzler spun in turn 4 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Huls moved back out front, with Carter and John Oliver Jr., who started 7th, following close behind. Two laps later, lap 9, Michael Larsen slowed in turn 3 to bring out the final caution of the race. Huls once again grabbed the lead on the restart, with Carter and Oliver Jr. close behind. Over the next 8 laps Carter tried to get under Huls coming off turn 4, but Huls was able to hold him off each lap. Then going into turn 3 on the final lap Carter was able to get up beside Huls, as the two raced side-by-side off turn 4. Carter would edge out Huls at the line by a nose to claim the win. Huls settled for a close 2nd, Oliver Jr. was 3rd, Derrick Agee started 11th and finished 4th, with Reitzler recovering from his spin on lap 6 to come back up to finish 5th.
Up next was the 16 lap SportMod feature, with Daniel Fellows and Bobby Six drawing the front row. Six would take advantage of his starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Fellows and young rookie Dylan Van Wyk. The action up front was slowed for the first and only time of the race on lap 5, as John M. Anderson and Corey Cooper spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Six jumped back out front, with Van Wyk and Brandon Dale following. Van Wyk went to the top of the track coming out of turn 2 to go three wide down the backstretch through lapped traffic, and then came out of turn 4 with the lead on lap 10. Brayton Carter, who started 8th, took the runner up spot late in the race, but wasn’t able to challenge Van Wyk for the lead. As Van Wyk went on to score his first career SportMod feature win in his rookie season. Carter was 2nd, Six was 3rd, Logan Anderson was 4th, with Adam Birck coming from 10th to round out the top 5.
Andrew Schroeder and Dugan Thye led the field to green in the 20 lap Modified feature, with Schroeder moving out front to lead lap 1 over Derrick Stewart and Thye. Stewart would stay in Schroeder’s tire tracks over the next 5 laps, when the first and only caution of the race appeared on lap 6. Debris in turn 4 would bring out the yellow. On the restart Schroeder jumped back out front, with Cayden Carter, who started 8th, over taking Stewart for the runner up spot. Carter then tried to work under Schroeder over the next 5 laps, with Schroeder holding him off each lap. That was until lap 13, when Carter got under Schroeder coming off turn 4 to take over the top spot. Carter then pulled away over the final laps to pick up the win, which was also his second win of the night after claiming the Stock Car feature win. Schroeder was 2nd, Stewart was 3rd, Zack VanderBeek finished 4th after starting in 11th, with Brandon Lennox coming from 13th to complete the top 5.
The final feature to take to the track on the night was the 14 lap Hobby Stocks, with Dustin Griffiths and Derek Kirkland making up the front row. Griffiths took advantage of his draw to grab the lead on lap 1 over Josh Modde and Mike Kincaid. While Griffiths pulled away, Modde, Kincaid and Kirkland battled for the runner up spot. Kirkland was able to take over second on lap 3, and then went to work on chasing down Griffiths. But without a caution, there was no catching Griffiths. Who cruised to an easy win. Kirkland was 2nd, Modde, was 3rd, Kincaid was 4th, with Eric Knutson coming home in 5th.
The next race event at the Pepsi Scotland County Speedway in Memphis, Missouri will be on Friday, June 14th. To keep up with all the events at the track, be sure you like there page on Facebook.
Pepsi Scotland County Speedway, Memphis, MO
Friday, May 17, 2019
A-Feature: 1. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, IA; 2. Andrew Schroeder, Keswick, IA; 3. Derrick Stewart, Ainsworth, IA; 4. Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, IA; 5. Brandon Lennox, New London, MO; 6. Kurt Kile, Nichols, IA; 7. Dugan Thye, Burlington, IA; 8.Brandon Banks, Washington, IA; 9. Johnny Wyman, Fulton, MO; 10. Jared Fuller, Memphis, MO; 11. Charles Baker, LaBelle, MO; 12. Bill Baker, Hannibal, MO; 13. Kelly Buckallew, Memphis, MO; 14. Garrett Wilson, Carlisle, IA; 15. Dalton McKenney, Clarksville, MO; 16. Austin Howes, Memphis, MO; 17. Dakota Simmons, Douds, IA; 18. Mitch Boles, New London, IA; 19. Kyle Brown, Kellogg, IA; 20. Brandon Williams, Platte City, MO; 21. Kiel Morton, LaPata, MO; 22. Fisher Reese, Memphis, MO
Heat 1: 1. Cayden Carter; 2. Zack VanderBeek; 3. Dugan Thye; 4. Austin Howes; 5. Brandon Lennox; 6. Bill Baker; 7. Fisher Reese; 8 Jared Fuller
Heat 2: 1. Kyle Brown; 2. Andrew Schroeder; 3. Derrick Stewart; 4. Garrett Wilson; 5. Brandon Williams; 6. Dakota Simmons; 7. Charles Baker
Heat 3: 1. Kurt Kile; 2. Brandon Banks; 3. Johnny Wyman; 4. Dalton McKenney; 5. Kelly Buckallew; 6. Kiel Morton; 7. Mitch Boles
A-Feature: 1. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, IA; 2. Abe Huls, Carthage, IL; 3. John Oliver Jr., Danville, IA; 4. Derrick Agee, Huntsville, MO; 5. Todd Reitzler, Grinnell, IA; 6. Beau Taylor, Canton, MO; 7. Tyler Moore, Lockridge, IA; 8. Pete Stogdel, Fowler, IL; 9. Chad Krogmeier, Burlington, IA; 10. Michael Larsen, Quincy, IL; 11. Nathan Wood, Sigourney, IA; 12. Kyle Brown, Kellogg, IA; 13. Mike Hornung Jr., Keokuk, IA; 14. Shawn Ritter, Keystone, IA; 15. Jason See, Albia, IA; 16. Scott Jordan, Wapello, IA
Heat 1: 1. Jason See; 2. John Oliver Jr.; 3. Nathan Wood; 4. Abe Huls; 5. Shawn Ritter; 6. Derrick Agee; 7. Tyler Moore; 8. Michael Larsen
Heat 2: 1. Todd Reitzler; 2. Cayden Carter; 3. Beau Taylor; 4. Chad Krogmeier; 5. Kyle Brown; 6. Scott Jordan; 7. Pete Stogdel; 8. Mike Hornung Jr.
A-Feature: 1. Dylan Van Wyk, Oskaloosa, IA; 2. Brayton Carter, Oskaloosa, IA; 3. Bobby Six, Keokuk, IA; 4. Logan Anderson, Oskaloosa, IA; 5. Adam Birck, Canton, MO; 6. Shane Paris, Muscatine, IA; 7. Casey Lancaster, Glenwood, MO; 8. Trent Brink, Bussey, IA; 9. Jeff Frana, Ottumwa, IA; 10. Ryan Harris, Muscatine, IA; 11. Tony Johnson, Oskaloosa, IA; 12. Levi Long, Payson, IL; 13. Josh Holtman, Quincy, IL; 14. Corey Cooper, Bethel, MO; 15. Daniel Fellows, Keokuk, IA; 16. Austin Becerra, Carthage, IL; 17. Chris Archer, Moulton, IA; 18. Brandon Dale, Arbela, MO; 19. Colton Livezey, New Sharon, IA; 20. Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa, IA; 21. Tom Lathrop, Ottumwa, IA; 22. Cody Layman, Anisworth, IA; 23. John Anderson Novinger, MO; 24. Hugh Eddy, Milan, MO; 25. John M. Anderson, Kirksville, MO; 26. David Snyder, Greentop, MO
Heat 1: 1. Logan Anderson; 2. Shane Paris; 3. Dylan Van Wyk; 4. Daniel Fellows; 5. Casey Lancaster; 6. Tony Johnson; 7. Ryan Harris; 8. Hugh Eddy; 9. Austin Becerra
Heat 2: 1. Brayton Carter; 2. Carter VanDenBerg; 3. Brandon Dale; 4. Cody Layman; 5. Tom Lathrop; 6. Trent Brink; 7. Jeff Frana; 8. Chris Archer; 9. David Snyder
Heat 3: 1. Adam Birck; 2. Bobby Six; 3. Colton Livezey; 4. John Anderson; 5. Josh Holtman; 6. Levi Long; 7. John M. Anderson; 8. Corey Cooper
A-Feature: 1. Dustin Griffiths, Hedrick, IA; 2. Derek Kirkland, Centerville, IA; 3. Josh Modde, Truro, IA; 4. Mike Kincaid, Cincinnati, IA; 5. Eric Knutson, Slater, IA; 6. Travis Fenton, Des Moines, IA; 7. Jadyn Stevens, Hedrick, IA; 8. Brandon Long, Des Moines, IA; 9. Cody Winn, Greentop, MO
Heat: 1. Dustin Griffiths; 2. Mike Kincaid; 3. Derek Kirkland; 4. Josh Modde; 5. Eric Knutson; 6. Jadyn Stevens; 7. Travis Fenton; 8. Brandon Long; 9. Cody Winn
A-Feature: 1. Brandon Reu, Donnellson, IA; 2. Isaiah Penton, Huntsville, MO; 3. Brandon Allison, Oskaloosa, IA; 4. Tyler Haring, Oskaloosa, IA; 5. Barry Taft, Argyle, IA; 6. William Michel, Muscatine, IA; 7. James Haring, Oskaloosa, IA; 8. Jaden DeLonjay, Quincy, IL; 9. Rachel Kile, Nichols, IA; 10. Kevin Garrett, Bloomfield, IA; 11. Ryan Lewis, Clark, MO; 12. Dylan Schantz, Luray, MO; 13. Jake Houston, Burlington, IA; 14. Josh Barnes, Keokuk, IA; 15. Jeffrey DeLonjay, Quincy, IL; 16. Cody Bowman, Mt. Pleasant, IA; 17. Jacob Smith, Atalissa, IA; 18. Tanner Burton, Clark, MO
Heat 1: 1. Brandon Reu; 2. Josh Barnes; 3. Brandon Allison; 4. Kevin Garrett; 5. Ryan Lewis; 6. Cody Bowman; 7. William Michel; 8. Jacob Smith; 9. Jaden DeLonjay
Heat 2: 1. Jake Houston; 2. Barry Taft; 3. Dylan Schantz; 4. James Haring; 5. Isaiah Penton; 6. Tyler Haring; 7. Rachel Kile; 8. Tanner Burton; 9. Jeffrey DeLonjay