Hess, Robinson, Folkerts take checkers at Osky
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June 7, 2000

by Scott Watson

OSKALOOSA, IA (June 7, 2000) — Brandon Hess of Oskaloosa passed last week’s Hobby Stock feature winner, Brad Stephens of Bussey, for the race lead on the sixth lap and held him off the remaining six laps to return to victory lane at The Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa for his second career feature win during the night being sponsored by Pyramid Graphics and Sports and R/J Performance. Bussey finished in second to Hess by a car length with Bobby Greene of Tracy in third and Scott Buehneman of Keswick in fourth.

Lady luck was riding with Mike Robinson of Moravia during the IMCA Stock Car main event. Robinson made his way into the feature lead on the fourth lap with his car running strong. Then the first of four caution flags was displayed two laps later. While the cars proceeded around the track until they were properly aligned, smoke began to spew out of the engine compartment. The green flag was displayed and they resumed racing with the smoke stopping for the time being. Three more caution flags were thrown during the remaining eight laps with Robinson’s machine smoking each time they slowed for the yellows. Robinson’s motor held together to hold off Bobby Greiner Jr. of Ottumwa the last lap for the victory. Greiner finished in second with Brad Pinkerton of New Sharon in third and Brian Edel of Oskaloosa in fourth.

The Folkerts brothers from Albia battled side-by-side the entire third heat of the IMCA Modifieds with Troy topping Tim as they crossed the finish line for the heat race win. In the feature event, Troy passed Tim with three laps remaining after Tim had led from the drop of the green flag and proceeded to lead the field to the checkered flag for the victory. Tim finished in second place with last week’s feature winner, John VanDenBerg of Oskaloosa, in third and Ron VerBeek of Oskaloosa in fourth.

Next week is the Pepsi Mid Season Championships and the Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models will be making their annual stop at the track. This is the 200th event for the series which will bring a large number of IMCA Late Models to the fast ˝ mile.



Heat #1 - 1, Phil Hamilton, Oskaloosa; 2, Robert Rupprecht, Oskaloosa; 3, T.J. Criss, Oskaloosa.

Heat #2 - 1, Bill Bonnett, Knoxville; 2, Tommy Lathrop, Ottumwa; 3, Bobby Greene, Tracy.

Heat #3 - 1, Scott Buehneman, Keswick; 2, Brad Stephens, Bussey; 3, Lorne Parks, Ottumwa.

Heat #4 - 1, Kris Walker, Oskaloosa; 2, Brandon Hess, Oskaloosa; 3, Gene Tish, Deep River.

B Main #1 - 1, Eric Flander, What Cheer; 2, Doug Gordon Jr., Ottumwa.

B Main #2 - 1, Mike Shelton, Ottumwa; 2, Todd Phillips, Ollie.

Feature - 1, Hess; 2, Stephens; 3, Greene; 4, Buehneman; 5, Parks; 6, Criss; 7, Jason Reed, Melcher; 8, Shelton; 9, Nicky Witt, Oskaloosa; 10, Lathrop; 11, Rick VanDusseldorp, Oskaloosa; 12, Phillips; 13, Jared Curry, Fremont; 14, Hamilton; 15, Rupprecht; 16, Steve Shepard, Fremont; 17, T.J. Sammons, Agency; 18, Bud Maschmann, Malcom; 19, Walker; 20, Gordon.


Heat #1 - 1, Brad Pinkerton, New Sharon; 2, Brian Edel, Oskaloosa; 3, Jim Brown, Fremont.

Heat #2 - 1, Brant Fuhs, Eldon; 2, Mike Robinson, Moravia; 3, Jim Lynch, Bloomfield.

Heat #3 - 1, Scott Johannes, Cedar; 2, Pat Surfus, Oskaloosa; 3, Howard Gordon Jr., New Sharon.

Heat #4 - 1, Dave Wilson, Ottumwa; 2, Bobby Greiner Jr., Ottumwa; 3, Wade Francis, Eddyville.

B Main - 1, Kevin Booy, Oskaloosa; 2, Corey Stout, Oskaloosa; 3, Don Sanders, Ottumwa.

Feature - 1, Robinson; 2, Greiner; 3, Pinkerton; 4, Edel; 5, Gordon; 6, Surfus; 7, Fuhs; 8, Brown; 9, Eric Snyder, Eldon; 10, Ross McCombs, Oskaloosa; 11, Stout; 12, Booy; 13, Bob Crouse, New Sharon; 14, Ron VerBeek, Oskaloosa; 15, Sanders; 16, Travis Hansaker, Melcher; 17, Bill Redlinger, Richland; 18, Brian Sterling, Rose Hill; 19, Johannes; 20, Jeremy Miller, Batavia.


Heat #1 - 1, Mark Mundell, Ottumwa; 2, Todd Holman, Ottumwa; 3, John VanDenberg, Oskaloosa.

Heat #2 - 1, Ron VerBeek, Oskaloosa; 2, Jim Lynch, Bloomfield; 3, Mark Widmar, Ottumwa.

Heat #3 - 1, Troy Folkerts, Albia; 2, Tim Folkerts, Albia; 3, Mark Macomber, Lancaster, MO.

Feature - 1, Troy Folkerts; 2, Tim Folkerts; 3, VanDenberg; 4, VerBeek; 5, Lynch; 6, Holman; 7, Macomber; 8, Danny Wallace, Des Moines; 9, Jeff Streeter, Vinton; 10, Greg Cox, Altoona; 11, Chad McKay, Oskaloosa; 12, Mundell; 13, Widmar; 14, Mike Vermillion, What Cheer; 15, Gordy Head, Plano; 16, Dave Farren Jr., Des Moines; 17, Chris Eggers, Lancaster, MO; 18, Brian Vanderwaal, Nevada; 19, Bobby Bowman, Winterset; 20, Eric Fullenkamp, Eldon.

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