VanDenBerg, Pinkerton, Johnson up to the 'Challenge' at Osky
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September 18, 1999

OSKALOOSA, IA (September 17-18, 1999) - A large crowd found a full pit area and fantastic weather for both nights of the 12th Annual Midwest Motorsports Fall Challenge at the Southern Iowa Speedway and when the final checkered flag had flown, John VanDenBerg, Brad Pinkerton and Kenny Johnson had walked away with feature wins.

Tim Folkerts had the field covered in the Modified feature as he enjoyed nearly a straightaway lead through lap sixteen of the twenty-lap event. The lead was erased when a driveshaft was dropped on the track causing a yellow flag with four laps to go. On the restart, John VanDenBerg used the high side of turn one to takeover the top spot with Folkerts trying to fight back on the inside. On the final circuit Folkerts made one last charge at the leader, but when he drifted up the track Brian Fullenkamp was right there to snatch away the second spot. Rick Gustin and Randy Schroeder completed the top five.

The Stock Car main event saw twenty laps of non-stop action for the top spot with Jim Lynch and Brad Pinkerton swapping the lead back and forth over the final five laps. Denny Stoneburner had the best seat in the house in third, but he would have much rather had some racing room to try for the lead himself. On the final lap Pinkerton was able to put a car-length between himself and Lynch as they came off turn four for the victory with Stoneburner close behind in third. Kevin Bidne chased the trio in for fourth with Bert McDaniel completing the top five.

Tom Rea paced the early portion of the Hobby Stock finale before Kenny Johnson tookover at the mid-race point. Johnson then had to hold off the charges of Kris Walker to pick up the victory. Lorne Parks finished fourth with Scott Buehneman taking fifth.

The 1999 edition of the Fall Challenge attracted 178 cars in three divisions for two entertaining nights of action.



FEATURE - 1. John VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa 2. Brian Fullenkamp, Eldon 3. Tim Folkerts, Albia 4. Rick Gustin, Marshalltown 5. Randy Schroeder, Sigourney 6. Danny Wallace, Des Moines 7. Bill Davis Jr., Des Moines 8. Tony Fraise, Montrose 9. Dave Farren, Des Moines 10. Bruce Hanford, Davenport 11. Rod McGlothlen, Oskaloosa 12. Mark Macomber, Lancaster MO 13. Dude Thompson, Waukee 14. Dave Boyd, Columbus Jct. 15. David Brown, Kellogg 16. Todd Holman, Ottumwa 17. Jim Roach, Kahoka MO 18. Glen Ridgway, Eldon 19. Paul Lawson, Fort Madison 20. Randy Foote, Stanton 21. Duane VanDeest, Grundy Center 22. Eric Fullenkamp, Eldon 23. Terry Walker, Riverside 24. Mark Mundell, Ottumwa 25. Bill Davis Sr., Des Moines


FEATURE - 1. Brad Pinkerton, New Sharon 2. Jim Lynch, Bloomfield 3. Denny Stoneburner, Boone 4. Kevin Bidne, Decorah 5. Bert McDaniel, Eldon 6. Jeremy Miller, Eldon 7. Brant Fujs, Eldon 8. Mike Robinson, Moravia 9. Mickey Kerr, Birmingham 10. Mark Smyser, Lancaster MO 11. Scott Williams, Steamboat Rock 12. Tim VanDeHei, DePere WI 13. Eric Snyder, Eldon 14. Jim Brown, Fremont 15. Ron VerBeek, Oskaloosa 16. Wade Francis, Eddyville 17. Ryan Cook, Mt. Pleasant 18. Tim Baker, Winterset 19. Mark Allen, Columbia MO 20. Alan Campbell, Ottumwa 21. Brian Sterling, Rose Hill 22. Bob Crouse, Oskaloosa 23. Brian Edel, Oskaloosa 24. Randy McClure, Bloomfield 25. John Smith, Ottumwa 26. Pat Surfus, Oskaloosa


FEATURE - 1. Kenny Johnson, Douds 2. Kris Walker, Oskaloosa 3. Tom Rea, Ottumwa 4. Lorne Parks, Ottumwa 5. Scott Buehneman, Keswick 6. Brandon Hess, Oskaloosa 7. Jeff Griffiths, Ottumwa 8. Rick VanDusseldorp, Oskaloosa 9. Craig Brown, Eldon 10. David Craig, Ottumwa 11. Doug McCollough, Webster City 12. Jim Aschenbrenner, Waterloo 13. Louis Lynch, Lancaster MO 14. Mike Shelton, Ottumwa 15. Theresa White, Selma 16. Kevin Cook, Ottumwa 17. Tim Plate, Fremont 18. T.J. Bainbridge, Fairfield 19. Tommy Lathrop, Ottumwa 20. Dennis Greenfield, Ottumwa 21. Roger Casner, Indianola 22. Eric Stranton, Hartford 23. Paul Underwood, Ottumwa 24. Eric Flander, What Cheer 25. Justin Sammons, Trenton

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