Unbelievable Start for Season 59 at Stuart Speedway

Story By Josh Reynolds


Stuart, IA (May 21) – The engines came to life Wednesday evening with drivers from all around in attendance for the season opener at Stuart Speedway! Feature winners for the night were Nathan Kilwine, Cam Reimers, Damon Murty, Ethan Braaksma, Bryan Vannausdle and Chuck Madden Jr.

Nathan Kilwine and Larry Anderson brought the Outlaw Mini Mods out for the first feature race of the year, and once they got going it was Kilwine leading all the way to the checkered flag. Logan Brown came home second with Chase Daniels, Dan Kline and Bobby Daniels rounding out the top five. Brown and Kilwine were the heat race winners.

IMCA Northern SportMods came out next with Brayton Carter and Tyler Inman on the front row. Carter led early with Inman and Cam Reimers in tow. Reimers found some traction on the top side and swung into second on lap eight. One lap later Carter went for a spin in turn one to bring out the caution and from there those in attendance at home on racexr.com and in the pits were in for a treat! Inman and Reimers would throw slide job after slide job with Reimers leading each time at the line. As the white flag flew Inman threw one more haymaker in turn two but ran out of room and Reimers went on to the win. Inman settled for second with rookie Corey Madden third, Garrett Nelson fourth and Oregon driver Matt Sanders fifth. Carter, Robert Moore, Reimers and Thomas Egenberger were the heat race winners.

Just when you thought you’d seen it all the IMCA Stock Cars were up with Craig Carlson and Brandon Pruitt leading the field to green. Within two laps the cars were FIVE WIDE at times as Brandon Pruitt showed the way over Buck Schafroth and Kellie Drury. Schafroth began to flex his muscle around half way and took the lead on lap eleven, but lurking in the shadows was twelfth starting Damon Murty. The Chelsea Charger passed Pruitt for second on lap thirteen and two laps later Schafroth found himself in second as Murty drove off to the win. Schafroth finished second with Pruitt third, Drury fourth and Dallon Murty fifth. Josh Daniels, Pruitt, Schafroth and Jay Schmidt were the heat race winners and Jason Hall took the B-feature win.

Ethan Braaksma and Clay Money led a stacked IMCA Modified field to speed next with Braaksma taking control early over Money and Ricky Thornton Jr. By halfway Braaksma was in heavy lap traffic with Money and Thornton Jr in prime position to pounce, but the Newton driver was poised and up to the challenge as he weaved and worked his way through the slower drivers. Even a bounce off of the turn two wall didn’t slow Braaksma down as he went on to the wire to wire win. North Dakota’s Tom Berry Jr made a last lap pass for second with Money settling for third, Todd Shute fourth and Tim Ward fifth. Ward, Braaksma, Shute and Nick Roberts were the heat race winners and Tyler Hibner snagged the B-feature win.

IMCA Sport Compacts came out next with Hunter Patrick and Kolby Sabin on the front row. Sabin led early as Mitchell Bunch and Bryan Vannausdle came through the pack. Bunch, last year’s track champion, looked to go on to the win but a restart with three laps left allowed Vannausdle to sneak by and go on to the feature win. Bunch crossed in second with Sabin third, Curtis Masterson fourth and Ryan Brown fifth. Vannausdle and Bunch were the heat race winners.

Last up on the action packed evening was the IMCA Hobby Stocks with Chuck Madden Jr and Brandon Cox on the front row. Madden Jr led Brandon Long early until Jeff Ware came from eighth to second on lap four. A couple of cautions slowed the pack, but once the green was out it was all Madden Jr as he went on to the flag to flag win. Twelfth starting Jason Kohl worked his way to a second place finish with Cox third, Dylan Nelson had a nice recovery from a flat tire to finish fourth and Miciah Hidlebaugh crossed in fifth. Cox, Spencer Galaway and Nelson were the hear race winners.

We’d like to thank all who came out to support the race track at our first event of the year. Next week we have two special races scheduled – Sunday, May 24 will see the SLMR Late Models return and Monday, May 25 brings the 2nd annual Bill Davis Memorial. See you then!


VIP Contractors / Karl Chevrolet of Stuart IMCA Modifieds

A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 111-Ethan Braaksma[1]; 2. 11X-Tom Berry Jr[5]; 3. 7-Clay Money[2]; 4. 5-Todd Shute[6]; 5. 4TW-Tim Ward[8]; 6. 70-Jesse Dennis[7]; 7. 1BC-Tony Cox[4]; 8. 5M-Matthew Meinecke[11]; 9. 23JR-Nick Roberts[12]; 10. 8R-Chase Rudolf[14]; 11. 21K-Kyle Brown[18]; 12. 21-David Brown[20]; 13. 13-Anthony Hofbauer[10]; 14. 4-Tony Hilgenberg[17]; 15. 83G-Josh Gilman[23]; 16. 089-Tyler Hibner[21]; 17. 60-Dalton Simonsen[15]; 18. 05-Paul Nagle[9]; 19. 2Z-Zack Rawlins[24]; 20. 17-Cory Sauerman[16]; 21. 8W-Kenny Wyman Jr[22]; 22. 14B-Scott Bash[13]; 23. 42RH-Ronnie Hults[19]; 24. (DNF) 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[3]


B Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 089-Tyler Hibner[2]; 2. 8W-Kenny Wyman Jr[1]; 3. 83G-Josh Gilman[5]; 4. 2Z-Zack Rawlins[3]; 5. 36T-Jeff Wiggins[4]; 6. 37-Randy Foote[8]; 7. 31-Adam Ayers[6]; 8. 19M-Dan Menk[7]; 9. 48K-Kollin Hibdon[9]


 Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 4TW-Tim Ward[4]; 2. 13-Anthony Hofbauer[2]; 3. 70-Jesse Dennis[3]; 4. 14B-Scott Bash[1]; 5. 4-Tony Hilgenberg[5]; 6. 8W-Kenny Wyman Jr[7]; 7. 83G-Josh Gilman[8]; 8. (DNF) 48K-Kollin Hibdon[6]


Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 111-Ethan Braaksma[5]; 2. 11X-Tom Berry Jr[3]; 3. 1BC-Tony Cox[1]; 4. 8R-Chase Rudolf[4]; 5. 21K-Kyle Brown[7]; 6. 089-Tyler Hibner[2]; 7. 31-Adam Ayers[6]


Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 5-Todd Shute[2]; 2. 7-Clay Money[1]; 3. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[6]; 4. 60-Dalton Simonsen[5]; 5. 42RH-Ronnie Hults[7]; 6. 2Z-Zack Rawlins[3]; 7. 19M-Dan Menk[4]


Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 23JR-Nick Roberts[5]; 2. 05-Paul Nagle[2]; 3. 5M-Matthew Meinecke[3]; 4. 17-Cory Sauerman[6]; 5. 21-David Brown[4]; 6. 36T-Jeff Wiggins[1]; 7. 37-Randy Foote[7]


Affordable Quality Roofing Exteriors IMCA Stock Cars

 A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 99D-Damon Murty[12]; 2. 92-Buck Schafroth[8]; 3. 10B-Brandon Pruitt[2]; 4. 38C-Kellie Drury[4]; 5. 99-Dallon Murty[10]; 6. 25J-Josh Daniels[6]; 7. 19J-Jay Schmidt[7]; 8. 77C-Craig Carlson[1]; 9. 20-Jeremy Gettler[3]; 10. V31-Todd VanEaton[11]; 11. 22R-Todd Reitzler[5]; 12. 50B-Brock Badger[13]; 13. 23-Cody Gustoff[14]; 14. 18-Anthony Goldsberry[9]; 15. 3-Mike Albertsen[22]; 16. 25D-Bob Daniels[24]; 17. 54-Robbie Merkle[18]; 18. (DNF) 63-Mike Nichols[15]; 19. (DNF) 7C-Chad Legere[17]; 20. (DNF) 95J-Jason Hall[21]; 21. (DNF) 72-Matthew McAtee[19]; 22. (DNF) 4W-John Watson[23]; 23. (DNF) 6-John Kinser[16]; 24. (DNF) 16-Jeff Byers Jr[20]


B Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 95J-Jason Hall[10]; 2. 3-Mike Albertsen[4]; 3. 4W-John Watson[1]; 4. 25D-Bob Daniels[6]; 5. 7SR-Shawn Ritter[9]; 6. (DNF) 3H-Ty Hill[5]; 7. (DNF) 37D-Brad Derry[7]; 8. (DNF) 7CJ-Jason Purvis[2]; 9. (DNF) 10-Dana Cook[3]; 10. (DNF) 121-Kenzie Ritter[8]


Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 25J-Josh Daniels[3]; 2. V31-Todd VanEaton[1]; 3. 22R-Todd Reitzler[7]; 4. 50B-Brock Badger[6]; 5. 7C-Chad Legere[8]; 6. 4W-John Watson[4]; 7. 3H-Ty Hill[5]; 8. 7SR-Shawn Ritter[2]


Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 10B-Brandon Pruitt[1]; 2. 99D-Damon Murty[3]; 3. 20-Jeremy Gettler[2]; 4. 23-Cody Gustoff[7]; 5. 54-Robbie Merkle[8]; 6. 7CJ-Jason Purvis[4]; 7. 25D-Bob Daniels[5]; 8. 95J-Jason Hall[6]


Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 92-Buck Schafroth[3]; 2. 99-Dallon Murty[6]; 3. 18-Anthony Goldsberry[5]; 4. 63-Mike Nichols[1]; 5. 72-Matthew McAtee[7]; 6. 10-Dana Cook[4]; 7. (DNF) 37D-Brad Derry[2]


Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 19J-Jay Schmidt[4]; 2. 77C-Craig Carlson[2]; 3. 38C-Kellie Drury[7]; 4. 6-John Kinser[5]; 5. (DNF) 16-Jeff Byers Jr[1]; 6. (DNF) 3-Mike Albertsen[6]; 7. (DNF) 121-Kenzie Ritter[3]


Spangler Automotive IMCA Northern SportMods

 A Feature 1 (18 Laps): 1. 21-Cam Reimers[6]; 2. 5T-Tyler Inman[2]; 3. 2-Corey Madden[5]; 4. 95N-Garrett Nelson[9]; 5. 2M-Matt Sanders[12]; 6. 93N-Colton Nelson[25]; 7. 01-Brayton Carter[1]; 8. 26-Bryan Morris[7]; 9. 8-Dusty Masolini[13]; 10. 51X-Matt Webb[23]; 11. 5-Josh Sink[21]; 12. 57R-Ryan King[20]; 13. 32S-Blair Simmons[14]; 14. 2B-Robert Moore[8]; 15. 33J-Joseph Luethje[24]; 16. (DNF) 93-Hunter Longnecker[3]; 17. (DNF) 12-Korbin Nourse[4]; 18. (DNF) 98-Thomas Egenberger[10]; 19. (DNF) 117-Zach Hovell[18]; 20. (DNF) 11-Izac Mallicoat[11]; 21. (DNF) 193-Jessiah Taylor[15]; 22. (DNF) 29V-Brett Vanderheiden[16]; 23. (DNF) 26M-Mitchell Morris[19]; 24. (DNF) 4T-Tyler Titus[17]; 25. (DNS) 61-Brandon Patava


Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 01-Brayton Carter[1]; 2. 5T-Tyler Inman[4]; 3. 2-Corey Madden[7]; 4. 8-Dusty Masolini[6]; 5. 4T-Tyler Titus[5]; 6. 5-Josh Sink[3]; 7. (DNF) 93N-Colton Nelson[2]


Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 2B-Robert Moore[3]; 2. 93-Hunter Longnecker[6]; 3. 26-Bryan Morris[4]; 4. 32S-Blair Simmons[2]; 5. (DNF) 117-Zach Hovell[5]; 6. (DNS) 61-Brandon Patava


Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 21-Cam Reimers[5]; 2. 2M-Matt Sanders[1]; 3. 12-Korbin Nourse[4]; 4. 193-Jessiah Taylor[3]; 5. (DNF) 26M-Mitchell Morris[2]; 6. (DNF) 51X-Matt Webb[6]


Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 98-Thomas Egenberger[1]; 2. 95N-Garrett Nelson[6]; 3. 11-Izac Mallicoat[3]; 4. 29V-Brett Vanderheiden[4]; 5. 57R-Ryan King[2]; 6. 33J-Joseph Luethje[5]


Pitts Lawn Service/ Ricks Towing IMCA Hobby Stocks

A Feature 1 (16 Laps): 1. 2X-Chuck Madden Jr[1]; 2. 27-Jason Kohl[12]; 3. 66-Brandon Cox[2]; 4. 13N-Dylan Nelson[11]; 5. 72H-Miciah Hidlebaugh[9]; 6. 67-James Richards[13]; 7. 37-Shane Butler[18]; 8. 00-Jack Phillips[17]; 9. 71-Patrick Pellman[5]; 10. 7M-Matt Tiernan[19]; 11. 24-Dustin Thompson[16]; 12. 84B-Rusty Bates[14]; 13. 10-Brett Doege[22]; 14. 28-Josh Killen[20]; 15. (DNF) 42-Riley Songer[10]; 16. (DNF) 83-Jeff Ware[8]; 17. (DNF) 11B-Solomon Bennett[4]; 18. (DNF) 50-Zak Sickles[21]; 19. (DNF) 22-Seth Butler[15]; 20. (DNF) 3Z-Zach Hemmingsen[6]; 21. (DNF) 06B-Brandon Long[3]; 22. (DNF) 35-Spencer Galaway[7]


Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 66-Brandon Cox[2]; 2. 2X-Chuck Madden Jr[6]; 3. 71-Patrick Pellman[3]; 4. 06B-Brandon Long[4]; 5. 67-James Richards[7]; 6. 24-Dustin Thompson[5]; 7. (DNF) 37-Shane Butler[1]


Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 35-Spencer Galaway[1]; 2. 83-Jeff Ware[2]; 3. 72H-Miciah Hidlebaugh[5]; 4. 27-Jason Kohl[3]; 5. 84B-Rusty Bates[7]; 6. 00-Jack Phillips[6]; 7. 7M-Matt Tiernan[4]


Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 13N-Dylan Nelson[3]; 2. 11B-Solomon Bennett[6]; 3. 42-Riley Songer[4]; 4. 3Z-Zach Hemmingsen[5]; 5. 22-Seth Butler[2]; 6. 10-Brett Doege[7]; 7. 28-Josh Killen[1]; 8. 50-Zak Sickles[8]


Johns Tree Service IMCA Sport Compacts

 A Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 15V-Bryan Vannausdle[9]; 2. 83B-Mitchell Bunch[8]; 3. 9-Kolby Sabin[2]; 4. 16-Curtis Masterson[6]; 5. 19-Ryan Brown[5]; 6. 55-Benji Clemons[10]; 7. 61F-Tyler Fiebelkorn[11]; 8. 69X-Owen Richards[4]; 9. 12C-Craig Furstenau[13]; 10. 21N-Nathan Balk[12]; 11. 63R-Michael Love[14]; 12. 31A-John Alexander[3]; 13. 33B-Rodney Brown[16]; 14. 99-Joe Mastin[15]; 15. (DNF) 33NK-Nikole Kimmel[7]; 16. (DNF) 33H-Hunter Patrick[1]


Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 15V-Bryan Vannausdle[3]; 2. 33H-Hunter Patrick[4]; 3. 19-Ryan Brown[7]; 4. 69X-Owen Richards[2]; 5. 55-Benji Clemons[1]; 6. 61F-Tyler Fiebelkorn[5]; 7. 12C-Craig Furstenau[8]; 8. (DNF) 99-Joe Mastin[6]


Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 83B-Mitchell Bunch[2]; 2. 16-Curtis Masterson[1]; 3. 33NK-Nikole Kimmel[7]; 4. 9-Kolby Sabin[6]; 5. 31A-John Alexander[4]; 6. 21N-Nathan Balk[8]; 7. 63R-Michael Love[5]; 8. 33B-Rodney Brown[3]


Outlaw Mini Mods

A Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 15-Nathan Kilwine[1]; 2. 65-Logan Brown[8]; 3. 25C-Chase Daniels[4]; 4. 34-Dan Kline[5]; 5. 25B-Bobby Daniels[3]; 6. 71-Matt Prehn[6]; 7. 25L-Luke Daniels[9]; 8. 98D-Larry Anderson[2]; 9. 4-Gage Hilgenberg[14]; 10. (DNF) 17-Tanner Prehn[7]; 11. (DNF) 19Q-Kenadi Songer[10]; 12. (DNF) 14-Micheal Bryant[13]; 13. (DNF) 95-Kamdyn Haggard[11]; 14. (DNF) 335-Cody Housby[12]


Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 65-Logan Brown[3]; 2. 25B-Bobby Daniels[2]; 3. 71-Matt Prehn[5]; 4. 19Q-Kenadi Songer[6]; 5. 98D-Larry Anderson[7]; 6. 95-Kamdyn Haggard[4]; 7. (DNF) 14-Micheal Bryant[1]


Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 15-Nathan Kilwine[5]; 2. 25L-Luke Daniels[4]; 3. 25C-Chase Daniels[6]; 4. 17-Tanner Prehn[2]; 5. 34-Dan Kline[3]; 6. 335-Cody Housby[1]; 7. 4-Gage Hilgenberg[7]



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