The Dick Simpson Memorial paired with the 30 lap finale featuring the Stock Cars had fans on the edge their seat this Thursday night. Buena Vista Raceway was once again in full swing but not on the traditional Wednesday night. With Modifieds and Sport Mods having the night off due to the Harris Clash, 305 Sprints were added to the racing program.
The night was started off with the Pitts Chiropractic BVR 4-Bangers. The 4-Bangers would go wheel to wheel for 10 laps the distance. When the smoke settled on this event, Josh Egesdal found himself in victory lane. Egesdal was the winner followed by Cory Flanigan and Mark Lingren.
The next class to tame the high banks was the Rasmussen Ford BVR Bombers. Justin Niering would take the early lead until he would be challenged by Beiret for the lead coming off of turn two. Beiret was able to grab the lead and power his machine down the back shute. As Beiret continued to pace the field, Adam Hicks would make his bid for the lead and this would be the final pass for the lead of the night. Hicks would snatch the lead and hold on to pick up the feature win. Tim Rupp, Shawn Halder, and Justin Neiring would round out the top four.
The Midwest 305 Sprint Cars were the added attraction on this night for their second stop of the racing season. Marty Stephenson would have his hands full the entire race as he paced the field on the race track. Ryan Voss would be right behind through every turn as the two checked out on the rest of the field. Voss would try several times to capture the lead but could not make the pass. Marty Stephenson would pick up the feature win followed by ryan Voss, Casey Fredrichsen, and Bill Hildreth.
The Storm Lake Truck and Trailer/ Storm Lake Honda Artic Cat Hobby Stocks would be next to venture out on to the speedway. Twenty laps would be the distance as Matt Schmillen would find himself grabbing the lead at the start. Schmillen would continue to lead until Devin Smith would power the 81 machine to the front of the field. Later in the race, Smith would have a right rear go down and bring out a caution. The lead would be handed over to Trent Murphy and there was no catching him on this night. Murphy would lead the final ten laps on his way to the feature win. Schmillen, Doug Smith, and Beiret would round out the top four.
The final race of the night would be the 30 lap Scooters Bar and Grill IMCA Stock Car feature. Stefen Sybesma would take the lead early as he was followed by a gaggle right behind him. Donovan Smith would challenge Sybesma for several laps but Sybesma would power out of the turn and hold on to the captains seat. Finally, Donovan Smith would make his move and make it stick propeling himself to the race lead. Smith would continue to lead in the later stages of the race while David Smith made his way to second. Donovan would hang the right rear over the cushion in turn four which allowed David to make the pass. Donovan would hold on to second and challenge for several laps to take the lead back but David Smith would slam the door and pick up the feature win. Donovan Smith, Brian Blessington, and Randy Lawry would round out the top four.
Points Leaders Through July 11
BVR 4-Bangers - 1. Cory Flanigan (Storm Lake) 364, 2. Daniel Smith (Lake City) 359, 3. Mark Lingren (Aurelia) 336
IMCA Sport Mods - 1. Chris Ableson (Sioux City) 438, 2. RJ Merchant (South Sioux) 398, 3. Matt Sangwin (Aurelia) 389
IMCA Hobbies - 1. Luke Wanninger (Jefferson) 408, 2. Devin Smith (Lake City) 401, 3. Trent Murphy (Jefferson) 381
IMCA Modifieds - 1. Brad Williams (Lytton) 399, 2. Randy Brands (Boyden) 395, 3. Jim Thies (Mapleton) 365
BVR Bombers - 1. Tim Rupp (Cherokee) 370, 2. Tim Hanson (Newell) 350, 3. Shawn Halder (Spencer) 347
IMCA Stock Car - 1. David Smith (Lake City) 428, 2. Donovan Smith (Lake City) 415, 3. Dustin Smith (Lake City) 398