Walker, Greiner, Mundell pick up Bud Classic wins at Osky
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July 26, 2000

by Scott Watson

OSKALOOSA, IA (July 26, 2000) — Kris Walker of Oskaloosa made his way into the Hobby Stock feature lead on the fourth lap and held off fellow Oskaloosa driver, Brandon Hess, the final three laps for the victory during the Budweiser Classic Night during the Southern Iowa Fair. Hess made a last lap charge to pull along side Walker going into the third turn but Walker held his line around the track and picked up the win by a car length over Hess. Scott Buehneman of Keswick took passing honors by winning the first B Main which gave him a start on the inside of the eleventh row and he worked his way through the field to finish in third. Mark Wirth of Chariton finished in fourth.

Bobby Greiner Jr. of Ottumwa passed Corey Stout of Oskaloosa for the IMCA Stock Car feature lead on the eleventh lap after Stout had led the prior five laps. Greiner led the field around the -mile the final three laps for the trip to victory lane. Stout finished in second behind Greiner with Brad Pinkerton of New Sharon in third and Jim Brown of Fremont in fourth.

The IMCA Modified main event was a qualifying race for the Mr. Midwest Modified race scheduled on September 3rd and it was a race that saw several drivers dropping out with mechanical woes. Mark Mundell of Ottumwa inherited the lead on the tenth lap when race leader, Ron VerBeek of Oskaloosa, dropped out with motor problems. Mundell led the field the final five laps for the victory which qualified him for the Mr. Midwest Modified race which is a ten-lap event with 14 cars gunning for the $5,000 winner-take-all top prize. Mike VanGenderen of Newton finished in second with Mike Vermillion of What Cheer in third and Todd Holman of Ottumwa in fourth.



Heat #1 - 1, Bobby Greene, Tracy; 2, Brandon Bandstra, New Sharon; 3, Rick VanDusseldorp, Oskaloosa;

Heat #2 - 1, Travis Sherwood, Oskaloosa; 2, Brandon Hess, Oskaloosa; 3, Robbert Rupprecht, Oskaloosa;

Heat #3 - 1, Mark Wirth, Chariton; 2, Lorne Parks, Ottumwa; 3, Bill Shipman, Oskaloosa;

Heat #4 - 1, Kris Walker, Oskaloosa; 2, Rick Metcalf, Selma; 3, Eric Flander, What Cheer;

B Main #1 - 1, Scott Buehneman, Keswick; 2, Mike Payne, Leighton;

B Main #2 - 1, Bill Bonnett, Knoxville; 2, T.J. Criss, Oskaloosa;

Feature - 1, Walker; 2, Hess; 3, Buehneman; 4, Wirth; 5, Brad Stephens, Bussey; 6, Craig Brown, Eldon; 7, Parks; 8, Jason Reed, Melcher; 9, Gene Tish, Deep River; 10, Bonnett; 11, Brad Tursic, Ottumwa; 12, Curt Lamberson, Rose Hill; 13, Criss; 14, Steve Shepard, Fremont; 15, Payne; 16, Shipman; 17, Tommy Lathrop, Ottumwa; 18, Flander; 19, Rupprecht; 20, Sherwood;


Heat #1 - 1, Jim Brown, Fremont; 2, Bobby Greiner Jr., Ottumwa; 3, Don Sanders, Ottumwa;

Heat #2 - 1, Brad Pinkerton, New Sharon; 2, Mickey Kerr, Fairfield; 3, David Vass, Eldon;

Heat #3 - 1, Corey Stout, Oskaloosa; 2, Scott Johannes, Cedar; 3, Wade Francis, Eddyville;

Heat #4 - 1, Brian Sterling, Rose Hill; 2, Ross McCombs, Oskaloosa; 3, Mike Robinson, Moravia;

B Main - 1, Brian Edel, Oskaloosa; 2, Cliff McNeal, Ottumwa; 3, Craig Tierney, Kellogg;

Feature - 1, Greiner; 2, Stout; 3, Pinkerton; 4, Brown; 5, Howard Gordon Jr., New Sharon; 6, Brant Fuhs, Eldon; 7, Sterling; 8, Kerr; 9, Francis; 10, Vass; 11, McCombs; 12, Johannes; 13, Sanders; 14, Robinson; 15, Jeremy Miller, Batavia; 16, Pat Surfus, Oskaloosa; 17, Jeff Anderson, Atlantic; 18, Aaron Hicklin, New Sharon; 19, David Foster, New Sharon; 20, Bill Redlinger, Richland;


Heat #1 - 1, Troy Folkerts, Albia; 2, Mike Kaller, Highland Center; 3, Mark Mundell, Ottumwa;

Heat #2 - 1, Jeff Kropf, Ottumwa; 2, Ron VerBeek, Oskaloosa; 3, Mike VanGenderen, Newton;

Feature - 1, Mundell; 2, VanGenderen; 3, Mike Vermillion, What Cheer; 4, Todd Holman, Ottumwa; 5, Dave Farren Jr., Des Moines; 6, Greg Cox, Altoona; 7, Chad McKay, Oskaloosa; 8, Folkerts; 9, VerBeek; 10, Kaller; 11, John Vandenberg, Oskaloosa; 12, Danny Wallace, Des Moines; 13, Roger Baxter, University Park; 14, Kropf.

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