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Osweiler Takes Home the SportMod Cash at the CJ Speedway

July 19th, 2016

Columbus Junction, IA – What started out as a beautiful and cool night of racing on Friday at the CJ Speedway in Columbus Junction, Iowa, turned into a night of beating mother nature. As half way through the feature events light rains started to fall, and thanks to everyone involved the night was completed. When it was all said and done two drivers enjoyed their first wins of the season, while four others were repeat winners.

The first feature to take to the track on the night was the 8 lap Kemper Trucking CJ Mini Haulers, with Wayne Noble and Brian Tipps leading the field to the green flag. Noble would take advantage of his front row starting spot to jump out into the lead on lap 1 over Tipps and Jacob Brown. Brown would over take Tipps for second on lap 3 and then went to work on Noble for the lead. Coming off turn 4 to complete lap 7 Brown was
able to get under Noble for the lead, and then held on for the final lap to pick up his fourth win on the season. Tipps was 2nd, Jerad Ruble was 3rd, Drake Fenton came from 7th to finish 4th, with Noble getting sideways off turn 4 on the final lap and holding on to finish 5th.

Up next was the 15 lap Tyson Fresh Meats SportMod feature, with Colton Livezey and Charlie Weber drawing the front row for the event. Livezey grabbed the lead on lap 1 over Weber and Troy Philpott. The action up front was slowed on the completion of lap 1, as Aaron Osweiler spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Livezey jumped back out front, with Philpott over taking Weber for the runner up spot. While Livezey worked to hold off Philpott for the lead, Osweiler was working his way back to the front. On lap 7 Osweiler slipped past Philpott into the runner up spot and then went to work on Livezey for the top spot. Livezey was able to hold off Osweiler until coming out of turn 4 to get the white flag, Osweiler was able to slip under him to grab the lead. Osweiler then held off Livezey over the final lap to claim his first win of the season at the track and taking home the $600 top prize to go with it. Livezey was 2nd, Philpott was 3rd, Kyle Hill was 4th, and Scott Walker, who drove his son’s 9w SportMod, would come home in 5th.

Richard Hurlbut and John Whalen led the field to the green in the 12 lap Louisa Communications IMCA Sport Compact feature, with Hurlbut grabbing the lead on lap 1 over Cody VanDusen and Whalen. Hurlbut then held the lead until lap 7 when he got sideways down the backstretch and collected three other cars to bring out the yellow. Jake Benischek, who started 8th, inherited the lead on the restart and then held off a last lap challenge from VanDusen to pick up his fifth win of the season at the track. VanDusen was 2nd, Brendon Schultheis was 3rd, Bill Whalen Jr. came from 9th to finish 4th, with Bryerson Tharp finishing 5th after starting 15th.

The 10 lap Mod Lite feature was up next, with Michael Dominguez and Robert Guss making up the front row. Guss would take advantage of his starting spot to jump out front on lap 1 over Dominguez and Wyatt Wilkerson. With Guss out front the battle was for second, as Dominguez worked to hold off Wilkerson and Collin Ball. Ball was able to over take Dominguez for second on lap 9 and then tried to slip past Guss on the final lap. But Guss would hold him off to score his second win of the season at the track. Ball was 2nd, Dominguez was 3rd, Wilkerson was 4th, with Brad Lucy rounding out the top 5.

Matt Bodman and Dan Albright drew the front row for the 15 lap P&L Transportation Modified feature, with Albright jumping out front to lead lap 1 over Bodman and Johnathan Huston. Albright then held the top spot until lap 2, when contact between him and Bodman resulted in Albright spinning in turn 2 to bring out the caution. On the restart Huston inherited the lead, with Brandon Banks, who started 7th, and Johnny Walker Jr. close behind. Banks would slip under Huston on lap 5 to grab the top spot away, leaving Huston to battle Walker Jr. for the runner up spot. Without a caution over the final 10 laps Banks would pull away to claim his second win of the season at the track. Walker Jr. won the battle for 2nd, Huston was 3rd, Dugan Thye was 4th, with Albright recovering from the spin on lap 2 to come back up to finish 5th.

The 15 lap Kauffman Electric IMCA Stock Car feature was the final feature to take to the track on the night, with Jeremy Tompkins and Sky Griffith leading the field to the drop of the green flag. But it was third place starter Dane Fenton who grabbed the lead on lap 1 over Griffith and Rod Staats. While Fenton paced the field out front the battle was for the second spot, as Griffith, Jason Hartman, who started 8th, Kirk Kinsley, who started 10th, and Greg Gill, who started 7th, raced side-by-side. The action up front was slowed on lap 10, when Staats spun in turn 4 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Gill would slip under Fenton to grab the top spot away, with Hartman working to hold off Kinsley for third. Gill then held on over the final 5 laps to pick up his first win of the season at the track. Hartman was 2nd, Nathan Wood started 12th and finished 3rd, Griffith was 4th, with Tad Payne coming from 9th to round out the top 5.

Coming up next Friday, July 22nd at the CJ Speedway in Columbus Junction, Iowa will be a regular points night. Racing action will resume in the P&L Transportation Modifieds, Kauffman Electric IMCA Stock Cars, Tyson Fresh Meats SportMods, Mod Lites, Louisa Communications IMCA Sport Compacts, and Kemper Trucking CJ Mini Haulers. A draw / redraw format will continued to be used in the Modifieds and SportMods.

Make sure you bring the kids next week as well. As Troy Philpott and many other supporters are putting on a huge candy dash at intermission.

Gates will open at 5:30 PM, Hot Laps at 7 PM, and Racing at 7:30 PM. Grandstand Admission is adults $10, seniors $8, and students (11-17) $7, and Kids 10 & under FREE!. Pit passes are $25, non member drivers $30, ages (7-13) $15, and ages (6 & under) $10.

For more information about the CJ Speedway, just log onto the tracks website at www.cjspeedway.com.

Hughes Tops the IMCA Stock Car “Firecracker 25″ at the CJ Speedway

July 13th, 2016

*Columbus Junction, IA* – Despite Mother nature dumping almost two inches of rain on the grounds Thursday, the CJ Speedway in Columbus Junction, Iowa was able to get their Friday night program in the books. The nights action, which included the “Firecracker 25″ for the IMCA Stock Cars, was presented by Kauffman Electric and at the end of the night there was five repeat winners and one new winner standing in victory lane.

The first feature to take to the track was the 8 lap Kemper Trucking CJ Mini Haulers, with Drake Fenton and Billy Stanford leading the field to the drop of the green flag. Stanford would take advantage of his front row starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Fenton and Wayne Noble. While Stanford paced the field out front, Noble was working to hold off Jacob Brown in the battle for the runner up spot. Without a caution to slow the action, Stanford would go on to lead all 8 laps to score his third win of the season at the track. Brown won the battle for 2nd, Noble was 3rd, Brian Tipps was 4th, with Fenton rounding out the top 5.

Up next was the 14 lap Tyson Fresh Meats SportMod feature, with Colton Livezey and Sean Wyett drawing the front row for the event. Livezey jumped out into the lead on lap 1 over Wyett and Troy Philpott. Coming off turn 4 to complete lap 3, Wyett was able to slip under Livezey to take over the top spot. But Livezey would slip back under Wyett on the next lap to grab the lead back. Wyett tried to get back under Livezey over the final 10 laps, but Livezey would hold him off to score his second win in a row and third of the year at the track. Wyett was 2nd, Aaron Osweiler was 3rd, Charlie Weber was 4th, with Philpott coming home in 5th.

Shane Wright and James Roose led the field to the green in the 12 lap Louisa Communications IMCA Sport Compact feature, with Roose moving out front to lead lap 1 over Cody VanDusen and Daniel Campbell. VanDusen would slip past Roose for the top spot on lap 2, and then started to pull away from the rest of the field. With VanDusen out front, Jake Benischek, who started 6th, was working his way towards the front. On lap 5 Benischek was able to take over the runner up spot, and then went to work on chasing down VanDusen for the lead. But without a caution there was no catching VanDusen, as he won his second feature of the year at the track and broke Benischek’s four race winning streak. Benischek was 2nd, Brendon Schultheis was 3rd, Roose was 4th, Levi Heath came from 7th to finish 4th, with Josh Mosier finishing 5th after starting in 8th.

The 10 lap Mod Lite feature was up next, with Robert Guss and Collin Ball leading the field to the green flag. Ball would take advantage of his starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Wyatt Wilkerson and new comber Kevin Blum. The lead trio would put on a great battle over the entire 10 laps, as each driver was looking for another to make a mistake to take advantage. Ball would go mistake free to claim his first win of the season. Blum was 2nd, Wilkerson was 3rd, new comber Jason Bahrs was 4th, and Brad Lucy finishing 5th.

Dugan Thye and Johnny Walker Jr. drew the front row for the 15 lap P&L Transportation Modified feature, with Walker Jr. jumping out front to lead lap 1 over Thye and Steve Stewart. The action up front was slowed for the first and only time on lap 7, as debris in turn 2 brought out the caution. On the restart Walker Jr. moved back out front, with Tyler Groenendyk, who started 6th, over taking Stewart for the runner up spot. But Stewart would slip back by Groenendyk for second on lap 10, and then went to work on Walker Jr. for the lead. But Walker Jr. would hold on until disaster struck him on lap 13, as he pulled off with troubles. Stewart would inherit the lead and then went on to lead the final 2 laps to score his second win of the season at the track. Groenendyk was 2nd, Brandon Banks came from 7th to finish 3rd, Thye was 4th, with Dan Albright coming from 9th to round out the top 5.

The final feature to take to the track was the 25 lap Kauffman Electric IMCA Stock Car “Firecracker 25″, with Travis Finke and Greg Gill drawing the front row. Gill would take advantage of his front row starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Mike Hughes and Kirk Kinsley. While Gill worked to hold off Hughes, Kinsley was in a battle with John Oliver Jr., who started 10th, for the third spot. Coming off turn 4 to complete lap 15 Gill went to the bottom and Hughes went high to split a lapped car, with Hughes edging out Gill at the line to take over the top spot. Gill tried to work back under Hughes over the final 10 laps. But Hughes was able to hold him off to pick up his second win in a row and third overall at the track this year, and also took home the $750 top prize to go with it. Gill settled for 2nd, Oliver Jr. won the battle for 3rd, Kinsley was 4th, with Blaine Dopler coming from 9th to come home in 5th.

Coming up next Friday, July 15th at the CJ Speedway in Columbus Junction, Iowa will be a SportMod special presented by 92 Roadhouse and Mincer Ford. The Tyson Fresh Meats SportMods will be going for a top prize of $600 to win, with no entry fee. A draw / redraw format will be used for the Tyson Fresh Meats SportMods, as well as the P&L Transportation Modifieds. Also in action will be the Kauffman Electric IMCA Stock Cars, Mod Lites, Louisa Communications IMCA Sport Compacts, and Kemper Trucking CJ Mini Haulers.

Gates will open at 5:30 PM, Hot Laps at 7 PM, and Racing at 7:30 PM. Grandstand Admission is adults $10, seniors $8, and students (11-17) $7, and Kids 10 & under FREE!. Pit passes are $25, non member drivers $30, ages (7-13) $15, and ages (6 & under) $10.

For more information about the CJ Speedway, just log onto the tracks website at www.cjspeedway.com.

Guss Scores His First Win of the Season, While Benischek Continues His Winning Streak at CJ Speedway

July 3rd, 2016

Columbus Junction, IA – Weekly racing action continued on Friday night at the CJ Speedway in Columbus Junction, Iowa, and for once mother nature provided everyone with favorable temperatures to enjoy the action. Refreshment Services Pepsi presented the nights action, with five repeat winners and one new winner standing in victory lane at the end of the events.

The 14 lap Tyson Fresh Meats SportMod feature was the first to take to the track, with Troy Philpott and Charlie Weber drawing the front row for the event. Philpott would take advantage of his starting spot to jump out into the lead on lap 1 over Weber and Dan Keltner. Keltner slipped past Weber for the runner up spot on lap 4, and then went to work on Philpott for the top spot. On lap 6 Keltner was able to slip under Philpott to take the lead, but coming to complete lap 7 Keltner would spin in turn 3 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Aaron Osweiler, who was running third, spun in turn 4 to bring the yellow light back on. The following restart saw Philpott move back out front, with Colton Livezey and Joe Laue, who started 7th, close behind. Livezey would try to slip past Philpott over the next 3 laps, only to have Philpott hold him off each lap. That was until lap 11, when Livezey finally got under Philpott to take over the top spot. Livezey then led the final 3 laps to score his second win of the season at the track. Philpott was 2nd, Osweiler recovered from his spin on lap 6 to come back up to finish 3rd, Laue was 4th, with Tom Lathrop coming from 8th to round out the top 5.

Up next was the 12 lap Louisa Communications IMCA Sport Compact feature, with John Whalen and Daniel Campbell, who was moved to the outside of the front row when James Roose scratched from the event, leading the field to the drop of the green flag. But it was sixth place starter Josh Mosier who quickly moved to the front to lead lap 1 over Whalen and Jake Benischek. Benischek would over take Whalen for the runner up spot on lap 3, and then went to work on Mosier for the lead. Over the next 5 laps Benischek tried the top of the track to get around Mosier. But Mosier would hold him off each time at the line, that was until lap 9 when Benischek finally made the pass for the top spot. Benischek then held on over the final 3 laps to claim his fourth win in a row at the track. Mosier was 2nd, Bill Whalen Jr. came from 8th to finish 3rd, Jerrod Nichols started 10th and finished 4th, with Levi Heath coming from 7th to finish 5th.

Robert Guss and Michael Dominguez led the field to green in the 10 lap Mod Lite feature, with Guss grabbing the lead on lap 1 over Brad Lucy, who started 5th, and Wyatt Wilkerson. The trio had a good battle going for the top spot, as Lucy and Wilkerson both tried everything to get around Guss for the top spot over the entire 10 laps. But Guss would hold them off to pick up his first win of the season at the track. Lucy settled for 2nd, Wilkerson was 3rd, Collin Ball was 4th, with Dominguez coming home in 5th.

The 15 lap P&L Transportation Modified feature was up next, with Andrew Schroeder and Colt Mather drawing the front row. Mather would take advantage of his starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Schroeder and Dan Albright. While Mather and Schroeder set the pace out front, Albright, Brandon Banks and Matt Bodman battled for the third spot. Without a caution there was no catching Mather, who went on to claim his fourth win of the season at the track. Schroeder would finish 2nd, Banks won the battle for 3rd, Bodman was 4th, with Albright rounding out the top 5.

Up next was the 8 lap Kemper Trucking CJ Mini Hauler feature, with Drake Fenton and Billy Stanford on the front row. But just as the green flag was waved the red light would come on, as Fenton got up on the drivers side to bring out the red. He would climb from his CJ Mini Hauler okay. On the restart Brian Tipps would jump out into the lead over Jacob Brown and Stanford. Brown tried to work around Tipps over the entire 8 lap race. But Tipps would hold him off to pick up his second win of the season at the track. Brown was 2nd, Stanford was 3rd, with Fenton credited with 4th.

The final feature to take to the track on the night was the 15 lap Kauffman Electric IMCA Stock Car feature, with Sky Griffith and Billy Faler making up the front row. Faler would take advantage of his front row starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Griffith and Jason Hartman. Disaster would strike Griffith on lap 3, as he spun in turn 4 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Faler moved back out front, with Mike Hughes, who started 10th, and Tad Payne close behind. Coming to complete lap 5 Hughes was able to slip under Faler to take the top spot, leaving Faler to battle Payne and Kirk Kinsley for the runner up spot. Despite a few more cautions over the final half of the race there was no catching Hughes, as he scored his second win of the season at the track. Payne won the battle for 2nd, Kinsley was 3rd, Faler was 4th, with Griffith recovering from his spin on lap 3 to come back up to finish 5th.

Coming up next Friday, July 8th at the CJ Speedway in Columbus Junction, Iowa will be the “Firecracker 25″ presented by Kauffman Electric. The Kauffman Electric IMCA Stock Cars will be going for a top prize of $750 to win and $100 to start, with no entry fee. A draw / redraw format will be used for the IMCA Stock Cars, as well as the P&L Transportation Modifieds and Tyson Fresh Meats SportMods. Joining the IMCA Stock Cars, Modifieds, and SportMods in action will be the Mod Lites, Louisa Communications IMCA Sport Compacts, and Kemper Trucking CJ Mini Haulers.

Gates will open at 5:30 PM, Hot Laps at 7 PM, and Racing at 7:30 PM. Grandstand Admission is adults $10, seniors $8, and students (11-17) $7, and Kids 10 & under FREE!. Pit passes are $25, non member drivers $30, ages (7-13) $15, and ages (6 & under) $10.

For more information about the CJ Speedway, just log onto the tracks website at www.cjspeedway.com.

*CJ Speedway Mid-Season Championship Wins Go to Schroeder, Bell, Van Der Wal, Wilkerson, Benischek, and Fenton

June 26th, 2016

*Columbus Junction, IA*- It’s hard to believe it is already mid-season championship time, but that was the case on Friday night at the CJ Speedway in Columbus Junction, IA. The nights action was presented by Casey’s General Stores, with four repeat winners and two new winners standing in victory lane by the end of the nights events.

The 8 lap Kemper Trucking CJ Mini Hauler feature was the first to take to the track, with Drake Fenton and Billy Stanford leading the field to the drop of the green flag. Stanford would take advantage of his front row start to grab the lead on lap 1 over Fenton and Jason Delzell. But Fenton would slip under Stanford coming off turn 4 to take over the top spot on lap 2. Jacob Brown, who started 5th, moved into the runner up spot on lap 3 and then went to work on Fenton for the lead. Brown would look low and high to try and get around Fenton over the final 5 laps. But Fenton would hold him off to pick up his first win of the season. Brown settled for 2nd, Stanford was 3rd, Delzell was 4th, with Brian Tipps rounding out the top 5.

Up next was the 14 lap Tyson Fresh Meats SportMod feature, with Sean Wyett and Curtis Van Der Wal drawing the front row for the event. Van Der Wal jumped out into the lead on lap 1 over Colton Livezey and Wyett. Livezey would stay close to Van Der Wal, until he slowed on lap 9 with a right rear flat. On the restart Van Der Wal moved back out front, with Aaron Osweiler over taking Wyett for the runner up spot. Van Der Wal then pulled away over the final 5 laps to score his first win of the season at the track. Osweiler was 2nd, Wyett was 3rd, Livezey recovered from his flat on lap 9 to come back up to finish 4th, with Troy Philpott coming home in 5th.

Bryerson Tharp and John Whalen led the field to green in the 12 lap Louisa Communications IMCA Sport Compact feature, with Whalen grabbing the lead on lap 1 over Wayne Noble, who started 6th, and Brendon Schultheis, who started 8th. Whalen then held the top spot until a restart on lap 4, when Jake Benischek, who started 7th, slipped under him for the lead. Benischek would lead the final 8 laps to claim his third win in a row at the track. Richard Hurlbut would cross the line in second, but was disqualified in tech for illegal rear springs. This would move Josh Mosier, who started 9th, up to 2nd, Levi Heath came from 14th to get moved up to 3rd, Bill Whalen Jr. who started 15th was moved up to 4th, with Schultheis moved up to complete the top 5.

The 10 lap Mod Lite feature was up next, with Robert Guss and Michael Dominguez on the front row. But it was third place starter Wyatt Wilkerson who grabbed the lead on lap 1 over Dominguez and Brad Lucy. Lucy would slip into the runner up spot on lap 2 and then went to work on Wilkerson for the top spot. Coming out of turn 4 to complete lap 8, Lucy was able to make the pass of Wilkerson to take the lead away. But Wilkerson wouldn’t give up, as he made the same pass on Lucy coming out of turn 4 to the checkered flag to pick up his second win in a row at the track. Lucy settled for 2nd, Dominguez was 3rd, with Guss in 4th.

Up next was the 15 lap P&L Transportation Modified feature, with Matt Bodman and Dugan Thye leading the field to the drop of the green flag. Thye would take advantage of his front row starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Dan Albright and Andrew Schroeder, who started 8th. Schroeder would slip under Thye on lap 4 to take over the top spot, leaving Thye to battle Albright, Brandon Banks, who started 7th, and Steve Stewart for the runner up spot. On lap 10 Stewart moved into the second spot and then went to work on Schroeder for the lead. But Schroeder was able to hold off Stewart on the final lap to claim his second win of the season at the track. Stewart was 2nd, Banks was 3rd, Thye was 4th, with Albright rounding out the top 5.

The final feature to take to the track was the 15 lap Kauffman Electric IMCA Stock Cars, with Travis Finke and Jordan Gerling leading the field to green. But it was fifth place starter Rod Staats who grabbed the lead on lap 1 over Finke and Adam Bell, who started 7th. Staats then had to work at holding off Bell over the next 5 laps. But Bell was able to slip under Staats on lap 6 to take over the top spot, leaving Staats to battle Sky Griffith, who started 9th, Tad Payne, who started 13th, and Kirk Kinsley, who started 8th. As the battle for second heated up, Bell would pull away over the final 9 laps to pick up his third win of the season at the track. Kinsley made a last lap pass to finish 2nd, Staats was 3rd, Payne was 4th, with Griffith coming home in 5th.

Coming up next Friday, July 1st at the CJ Speedway in Columbus Junction, Iowa it will be Refreshment Services Pepsi Night. Weekly points races continue in the P&L Transportation Modifieds, Kauffman Electric IMCA Stock Cars, Tyson Fresh Meats SportMods, Mod Lites, Louisa Communications IMCA Sport Compacts, and Kemper Trucking CJ Mini Haulers. The Modifieds and SportMods will be using a draw / redraw format to determine their starting spots on the night.

Gates will open at 5:30 PM, Hot Laps at 7 PM, and Racing at 7:30 PM. Grandstand Admission is adults $10, seniors $8, and students (11-17) $7, and Kids 10 & under FREE!. Pit passes are $25, non member drivers $30, ages (7-13) $15, and ages (6 & under) $10.

For more information about the CJ Speedway, just log onto the tracks website at www.cjspeedway.com.

Banks, Livezey and Delzell Score First Wins of the Season at CJ Speedway

June 21st, 2016

Columbus Junction, IA- Another Friday night meant it was another night for racing at the CJ Speedway in Columbus Junction, IA, with this weeks action being presented by Buckman’s Oasis and Louisa Communications. At the end of the night there would be three new winners and three repeat winners standing in victory lane.

The first feature to take to the track on the night was the 8 lap Kemper Trucking CJ Mini Haulers, with Drake Fenton and Jerad Ruble leading the field to the drop of the green flag. But it was third place starter Jason Delzell who jumped out into the lead on lap 1 over Jacob Brown, who started 5th, and Brian Tipps. Brown tried to work under Delzell, and even tried the top side a few times, for the next 6 laps, when a caution appeared to slow the action. On the restart Delzell moved back out front and then held off Brown over the final 2 laps to pick up his first win of the season. Brown was 2nd, Tipps was 3rd, Ruble was 4th, with Fenton coming home in 5th.

Up next was the 12 lap Tyson Fresh Meats SportMod feature, with Troy Philpott and Colton Livezey drawing the front row for the event. Livezey would take advantage of his starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Philpott and Jared Miller. Philpott would follow in Livezey’s tire tracks the entire race. But without a caution Livezey would go on to lead all 12 laps to claim his first win of the season. Philpott settled for 2nd, Miller was 3rd, with Josh Drayfahl finishing 4th.

John Whalen and James Roose led the field to the green in the 12 lap Louisa Communications IMCA Sport Compact feature. But it was third place starter Jake Benischek who grabbed the lead on lap 1 over Whalen and Roose. While Benischek set the fast pace out front, Adam Gates, who started 8th, was working his way towards the front. At the halfway point of the race Gates would climb into the runner up spot and then went to work on chasing down Benischek for the lead. But without a caution to bunch the field up, Benischek would hold on to pick up his second win in a row at the track. Gates settled for 2nd, Josh Mosier came from 6th to finish 3rd, Daniel Campbell was 4th, with Bill Whalen Jr. coming from 12th to round out the top 5.

Up next was the 10 lap Mod Lite feature, with Gary Snyder and Michael Dominguez making up the front row. But Wyatt Wilkerson, who started third, jumped out into the lead on lap 1 over Snyder and Collin Ball, who started 5th. Brad Lucy and Ball were closing in on Wilkerson to make it a three car battle for the lead, when the two got together in turn 2 on lap 7 to bring out the caution. On the restart Wilkerson moved back out front, with Dominguez and Lucy close behind. Wilkerson would lead the final three laps to claim his second win of the season at the track, and also broke Lucy’s three race win streak. Lucy would recover from the spin to come back up to finish 2nd, Dominguez was 3rd, Snyder was 4th, with Ball coming home in 5th.

Brandon Banks and Johnathan Huston drew the front row for the 15 lap P&L Transportation Modified feature, with Banks taking advantage of his starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Huston and Steve Stewart. By lap 3 Stewart and Andrew Schroeder slipped past Huston to claim the second and third spots, and then went to work on Banks for the top spot. But without a caution to bunch the field up, Banks would go on to lead all 15 laps to pick up his first win of the season at the track. Stewart was 2nd, Schroeder was 3rd, Huston was 4th, with Dan Albright rounding out the top 5.

The final feature to take to the track on the night was the 15 lap Kauffman Electric IMCA Stock Cars, with Travis Finke and Billy Faler leading the field to the drop of the green flag. Finke would take advantage of his front row starting spot to jump out into the lead on lap 1 over Faler and Tad Payne, who started 6th. Disaster would strike Finke on lap 7, as he slowed down the front stretch with mechanical troubles to bring out the yellow. On the restart Payne grabbed the lead, with Kirk Kinsley, who started 8th, and Adam Bell, who started 7th, following close behind. Bell would over take Kinsley for the runner up spot on lap 9 and then went to work on Payne for the lead. Bell tried to work under Payne over the next 5 laps, but Payne was able to hold him off. Then coming out of turn four for the checkered flag Bell got into Payne, with Payne spinning. As a results Kinsley was awarded the win, which was his third of the season at the track. Jason Hartman was 2nd, Dane Fenton came from 9th to finish in 3rd, Shane Paris was 4th, with Faler coming home in 5th.

Coming up next Friday, June 24th at the CJ Speedway in Columbus Junction, Iowa it will be Casey’s General Stores Mid-Season Championship Night. Weekly points races continue in the P&L Transportation Modifieds, Kauffman Electric IMCA Stock Cars, Tyson Fresh Meats SportMods, Mod Lites, Louisa Communications IMCA Sport Compacts, and Kemper Trucking CJ Mini Haulers. A regular points invert will be used in all classes, except the Modifieds and SportMods will be using a draw / redraw format to determine their starting spots on the night.

Gates will open at 5:30 PM, Hot Laps at 7 PM, and Racing at 7:30 PM. Grandstand Admission is adults $10, seniors $8, and students (11-17) $7, and Kids 10 & under FREE!. Pit passes are $25, non member drivers $30, ages (7-13) $15, and ages (6 & under) $10.

For more information about the CJ Speedway, just log onto the tracks website at www.cjspeedway.com.

Mather, Lowry, and Lucy Extend Winning Streaks at CJ Speedway

June 13th, 2016

*Columbus Junction, IA* – To say it was a hot one Friday night at the CJ Speedway in Columbus Junction, Iowa can be an understatement, as temperatures hoovered around the low 90′s with heat indexes close to 100. The “4th Annual Tim Sands Memorial”, which was presented by Simply Soothing, Bug Soother, and Tyson Fresh Meats Employees, was on tap for the night. As the winner of the Modified feature took home a top prize of $555 in honor of Tim Sands number he raced in the division.

The 8 lap Kemper Trucking CJ Mini Hauler feature was the first to take to the track, with Drake Fenton and Jerad Ruble leading the field to the green flag. But it was third place starter Billy Stanford who jumped out into the lead on lap 1 over Jacob Brown, who started 5th, and Brian Tipps. While Stanford set the pace out front, Fenton worked himself into the runner up spot on lap 5 and then went to work on Stanford for the top spot. But Stanford was able to hold off Fenton to claim his second win of the season at the track. Fenton was 2nd, Tipps was 3rd, Brown was 4th, with Ruble rounding out the top 5.

Up next was the 15 lap Tyson Fresh Meats SportMod feature, with Jared Miller and Troy Hovey drawing the front row for the event. On the drop of the green third place starter Brett Lowry grabbed the lead over Colton Livezey and Miller. While Lowry started to pull away from the field, the battle for the runner up spot heated up between Livezey, Hovey and Troy Philpott, who started 8th. A late race caution on lap 11 would bring the field back to Lowry’s back bumper for the restart. On that restart Lowry moved back out front, but now had Hovey glued to his back bumper. Lowry was able to hold off Hovey over the final 4 laps to pick up his fifth win in a row at the track. Hovey was 2nd, Philpott was 3rd, Livezey was 4th, with Miller coming home in 5th.

Jake Benischek and John Whalen led the field to green in the 12 lap Louisa Communications IMCA Sport Compact feature, with Benischek moving out front on the start over Daniel Campbell and Whalen. With Benischek out front, Campbell was working to hold off Brendon Schultheis for the runner up spot. At the same time Bill Whalen Jr., who started 10th, and Wayne Noble, who started 7th, were working their way into the battle. But without any late race caution, Benischek would go on to claim his first win of the season at the track. Schultheis won the battle for 2nd, Campbell was 3rd, Whalen Jr. was 4th, with Cody VanDusen coming from 18th to round out the top 5.

The 10 lap Mod Lite feature was next to take to the track, with Michael Dominguez and Robert Guss making up the front row. But it was third place starter Wyatt Wilkerson who grabbed the lead on lap 1 over Dominguez and Brad Lucy. Wilkerson then held the top spot until lap 4, when Lucy slipped by for the lead. Lucy then pulled away over the final 6 laps to score his third win in a row at the track. Newcomer Andrew Smith came from 5th to finish 2nd, Wilkerson was 3rd, Dominguez was 4th, with Guss coming home in 5th.

Johnathan Huston and Johnny Walker Jr. drew the front row for the 16 lap P&L Transportation Modified feature. But Colt Mather, who started 3rd, jumped out front on lap 1 over Walker Jr. and Kurt Kile, who started 5th. While Mather set the pace out front, Walker Jr. and Kile battled for the runner up spot. Kile would over take Walker Jr. for the second spot on the lap 4 restart, and then followed in Mather’s tire tracks. Despite a second caution, Mather was able to hold on to pick up his second win in a row at the track and the $555 top prize to go with it. Kile settled for 2nd, Dan Albright came from 7th to finish 3rd, Brandon Banks finished 4th after starting in 11th, with Dugan Thye coming from 12th to finish in 5th.

Travis Finke took advantage of being moved to the pole for the Kauffman Electric IMCA Stock Car feature, when Jordan Gerling elected to go to the tail, to lead lap 1 over Billy Faler and Adam Bell. Finke then held the top spot for 1 lap, as Bell slipped by on lap 2 to take over the lead. The action up front was slowed for the first and only time on lap 3, as Gerling spun in turn 2. On the restart Bell moved back out front, with Tad Payne, who started 7th, and Kirk Kinsley, who started 9th, close behind. While Bell and Payne worked the bottom of the track, Kinsley went to the middle to make it a three car battle for the top spot. Coming to complete lap 10, Payne would slip under Bell to grab the lead away, leaving Bell and Kinsley to battle for the runner up spot. Payne then held on over the final 5 laps to score his first win of the season at the track. Kinsley won the battle for 2nd, Bell was 3rd, Todd Reitzler started 12th and finished 4th, with Shane Paris finishing fifth after starting in 13th.

Coming up next Friday, June 17th at the CJ Speedway in Columbus Junction, Iowa it will be Buckman’s Oasis and Louisa Communications Night. Weekly points races continue in the P&L Transportation Modifieds, Kauffman Electric IMCA Stock Cars, Tyson Fresh Meats SportMods, Mod Lites, Louisa Communications IMCA Sport Compacts, and Kemper Trucking CJ Mini Haulers. The Modifieds, along with the SportMods, will be using a draw / redraw format to determine their starting spots on the night.

Gates will open at 5:30 PM, Hot Laps at 7 PM, and Racing at 7:30 PM. Grandstand Admission is adults $10, seniors $8, and students (11-17) $7, and Kids 10 & under FREE!. Pit passes are $25, non member drivers $30, ages (7-13) $15, and ages (6 & under) $10.

For more information about the CJ Speedway, just log onto the tracks website at www.cjspeedway.com.

Hurlbut Takes IMCA Sport Compact Top Prize From CJ Speedway

June 6th, 2016

Columbus Junction, IA – Mother nature finally provided the CJ Speedway in Columbus Junction, Iowa a beautiful Friday night for racing, as it was Economart $5 Fan Appreciation Night at the races. The Louisa Communications IMCA Sport Compacts were also racing for a top prize of $250.

The first feature to take to the track was the 8 lap Kemper Trucking CJ Mini Haulers, with Jerad Ruble and Billy Stanford leading the field to the green flag. But it was fourth place starter Jacob Brown who slipped under Stanford down the backstretch to lead lap 1. While Brown set the pace out front, Brian Tipps, who started 5th, and Jason Delzell worked their way into second and third. Brown would hold off all challengers to pick up third win of the season. Tipps was 2nd, Delzell was 3rd, Ruble was 4th, with Stanford rounding out the top 5.

Up next was the 15 lap Tyson Fresh Meats SportMod feature, with Brett Timmerman and Brett Lowry drawing the front row for the event. Lowry would take advantage of his front row starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Livezey and Timmerman. Livezey tried to work the high side of the track in turns 3 & 4 to get the lead from Lowry over the next dozen laps, with Lowry holding him off on each lap. That was until lap 13, when Livezey final used the momentum off the top of turn 4 to edge the lead away from Lowry. Then coming to the white flag Lowry was able to slip back under Livezey to grab the lead back, and then held on for his fourth win in a row at the track. Livezey settled for 2nd, Troy Philpott started 6th and finished 3rd, Jared Miller drove Andrew Swailes car to a 4th place finish, with Timmerman coming home in 5th.

Michael Dominguez and Robert Guss made up the front row for the 10 lap Mod Lite feature, but it was third place starter Wyatt Wilkerson who moved out front on lap 1 over Dominguez and Brad Lucy. Wilkerson worked to hold off Lucy for the next three laps, before Lucy was able to slip by for the top spot on lap 5. Lucy would go on to win his second win in a row at the track. Wilkerson was 2nd, Dominguez was 3rd, Guss was 4th, with Gary Snyder finishing 5th.

The 16 lap P&L Transportation Modified feature was up next, with Johnathan Huston and Matt Bodman drawing the front row. Bodman would use his front row start to grab the lead on lap 1 over Colt Mather and Huston. Mather would slip under Bodman on lap 2 to take over the top spot, while 5th place starter Andrew Schroder moving in to challenge Bodman for the runner up spot. Schroeder would over take Bodman on lap 5 and then went to work on chasing down Mather for the top spot. But without a caution, Mather would go on to pick up his second win of the season at the track. Schroeder was 2nd, Bodman was 3rd, Huston was 4th, with Dan Albright coming home in 5th.

Travis Finke and Blaine Dopler led the field to the drop of the green flag in the 16 lap Kauffman Electric IMCA Stock Car feature, with Dopler jumping out front on lap 1 over Finke and Billy Faler. While Dopler set the pace out front, Kirk Kinsley, who started 9th, and Adam Bell, who started 7th, were slowly working their way towards the front. Kinsley was able to work himself into the runner up spot on lap 6, and then went to work on Dopler for the top spot. Coming out of turn 4 to complete lap 8, Kinsley was able to work under Dopler for the lead. Bell would use a late race caution to clear Dopler for the runner up spot. But wasn’t able to get under Kinsley for the lead, as Kinsley held on for his second win of the season at the track. Bell settled for 2nd, Dopler was third, Jason Hartman was 4th, with Finke rounding out the top 5.

The final feature to take to the track was the 14 lap Louisa Communications IMCA Sport Compacts, with Josh Mosier and Richard Hurlbut drawing the front row for the event. Hurlbut would take advantage of his front row starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Mosier and Cody VanDusen, who started 6th. While Hurlbut set the pace out front, Mosier and VanDusen swapped the runner up spot back and forth over the entire 14 laps. As Hurlbut held on to claim his first win of the season at the track and took home the $250 top prize to go with it. VanDusen won the battle for 2nd, Mosier was 3rd, Wayne Noble was 4th, with Bill Whalen Jr. coming from 9th to finish in 5th.

Coming up next Friday, June 10th at the CJ Speedway in Columbus Junction, Iowa it will be Simply Soothing, Bug Soother, and Tyson Fresh Meats Employee Night. Plus it is the “4th Annual Tim Sands Memorial” with the Modifieds racing for $555 to win. There is no entry fee for the P&L Transportation Modifieds. The Modifieds, along with the Tyson Fresh Meats SportMods, will be using a draw / redraw format to determine their starting spots on the night. Also in action will be the Kauffman Electric IMCA Stock Cars, Mod Lites, Louisa Communications IMCA Sport Compacts, and Kemper Trucking CJ Mini Haulers.

Gates will open at 5:30 PM, Hot Laps at 7 PM, and Racing at 7:30 PM. Grandstand Admission is adults $10, seniors $8, and students (11-17) $7, and Kids 10 & under FREE!. Pit passes are $25, non member drivers $30, ages (7-13) $15, and ages (6 & under) $10.

For more information about the CJ Speedway, just log onto the tracks website at www.cjspeedway.com.

Brockert, Lucy, and Tipps Beat Mother Nature to Win First of the Season at CJ

May 31st, 2016

*Columbus Junction, IA* – The weather forecast for Friday, May 27th was bleak, but the CJ Speedway in Columbus Junction, Iowa was able to beat mother nature to complete a weekly night of racing. At the end of the night three drivers picked up their first wins of the season, and three picked up repeat wins.

The first feature to take to the track was the 8 lap Kemper Trucking CJ Mini Haulers, with Drake Fenton and Jerad Ruble leading the field to the green flag. But it was third place starter Brian Tipps who quickly jumped out into the lead. Despite an early caution, Tipps was able to lead all 8 laps to claim his first win of the season at the track. Ruble was 2nd, Fenton was 3rd, Jacob Brown was 4th, with Billy Stanford rounding out the top 5.

Up next was the 14 lap Louisa Communications IMCA Sport Compacts, with John Whalen and Jake Benischek making up the front row. Benischek would take advantage of his front row start to jump out into the lead on lap 1. While Benischek paced the field out front, Steven Struck, who started 10th, and Bill Whalen Jr., who was scheduled to start 11th but had to go to the tail in a borrowed car, were working their way towards the front. Mechanical gremlins continue to haunt Benischek at the CJ Speedway, as he slowed to a stop in turn 1 on lap 7. On the restart Struck would inherit the lead and then held off Whalen Jr. to pick up his second win in a row and third overall of the season at the track. Whalen Jr. was 2nd, Brendon Schultheis was 3rd, John Whalen was 4th, with Josh Mosier coming from 12th to finish in 5th.

Michael Dominguez and Rob Guss led the field to the drop of the green flag in the 10 lap Mod Lite feature. But it was fourth place starter Brad Lucy who quickly jumped out in the lead. Just as Lucy started to pull away from the battle behind him, as mid race caution appeared to bring the field back to his back bumper. On the restart Lucy moved back out front, but now had last week’s winner Wyatt Wilkerson and new comber Collin Ball, who started 5th, close behind. Lucy was able to hold off all challenges to pick up his first win of the season at the track, and became the fourth different winner in four week’s. Wilkerson settled for 2nd, Ball was 3rd, Guss was 4th, with Jimmy Halcomb coming home in 5th.

The 16 lap Tyson Fresh Meats SportMod feature was up next, with Troy Philpott and Dan Keltner on the front row for the event. Philpott would take advantage of his front row starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Keltner. Keltner would try to get under Philpott for the next couple laps, until a caution appeared to slow the battle up front. On the restart Keltner was final able to make the pass of Philpott to take over the top spot. Brett Lowry, who started 5th, would move up to challenge Keltner late in the race. On the white flag lap Lowry would slip under Keltner going into turn 3, and then held him off to claim his third win in a row at the track. Keltner was 2nd, Jason McDaniel started 7th and finished 3rd, Philpott was 4th, with Colton Livezey rounding out the top 5.

Dan Brockert and John Fellman led the field to the green flag in the P&L Transportation Modified feature, with Brockert grabbing the lead on lap 1. Last week’s feature winner, Andrew Schroeder, moved into the runner up spot on an early restart and then went to work on Brockert for the top spot. But Brockert was able to hold him off to pick up his first win of the season at the track. Schroeder was 2nd, Dan Albright started 6th and finished 3rd, Fellman was 4th, with Brandon Banks coming from 7th to finish 5th.

The final feature to take to the track was the the 18 lap Kauffman Electric IMCA Stock Cars, with Shane Paris and Billy Faler leading the field to green. Paris took advantage of his starting spot to move out into the lead on lap 1. A couple of early cautions would allow Adam Bell, who started 6th, and Kirk Kinsley, who started 8th, to quickly move to the front to challenge Paris for the top spot. Bell was able to slip under Paris on lap 4 to grab the lead, leaving Paris to battle with Kinsley for the runner up spot. Kinsley would try to get under Bell over the final few laps of the race. But Bell was able to hold him off to claim his second win of the season at CJ. Kinsley was 2nd, Paris was 3rd, Jason Hartman came from 11th to finish in 4th, with rookie Stock Car driver Austin Kemper finishing 5th after starting in 16th.

Coming up next Friday, June 3rd at the CJ Speedway in Columbus Junction, Iowa it will be Economart $5 Fan Appreciation Night, as well as a $250 to win IMCA Sport Compact special. There is no entry fee for the Louisa Communications IMCA Sport Compacts. Which will be using a draw / redraw format to determine their starting spots on the night. Also in action will be the P&L Transportation Modifieds, Kauffman Electric IMCA Stock Cars, Tyson Fresh Meats SportMods, Mod Lites, and Kemper Trucking CJ Mini Haulers.

Gates will open at 5:30 PM, Hot Laps at 7 PM, and Racing at 7:30 PM. Grandstand Admission for all adults, seniors, and students (11-17) will be just $5, and Kids 10 & under FREE!. Pit passes are $25, non member drivers $30, ages (7-13) $15, and ages (6 & under) $10.

For more information about the CJ Speedway, just log onto the tracks website at www.cjspeedway.com.

Lowry Takes SportMod Top Prize From CJ Speedway

May 24th, 2016

Columbus Junction, IA – Racing action resumed Friday night at the CJ Speedway in Columbus Junction, IA, after mother nature claimed last weeks events. This weeks action featured the SportMods, with a $600 top prize on the line thanks to Curry’s Transportation.

The first feature to take to the track was the 8 lap Kemper Trucking CJ Mini Haulers, with Drake Fenton and Billy Stanford leading the field to the green flag. Stanford would take advantage of his front row starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1. Stanford then had to work to hold off newcomer’s Brian Tipps and Jason Delzell over the entire 8 laps to pick up his first win of the season. Delzell was 2nd, Tipps, was 3rd, Jacob Brown, who had won the first two features of the season, settled for 4th, with Jerad Ruble coming home in 5th.

Up next was the 14 lap Louisa Communications IMCA Sport Compact feature, with Josh Mosier and Jake Benischek making up the front row. Benischek jumped out front on lap 1 over Mosier and Lukas Yoder. Mosier tried to work
under Benischek over the next 6 laps, but Benischek was able to hold him off every time at the line. That was until lap 7 when Benischek pulled off with mechanical troubles, which handed the lead over to Mosier. Mosier then held the top spot until lap 10, when Steven Struck, who started 9th, slipped by for the lead. Struck then held off Levi Heath, who started 7th, and Mosier over the final 4 laps to claim his second win of the season at
the track. Heath was 2nd, Mosier was 3rd, Bill Whalen Jr. was 4th, with Yoder rounding out the top 5.

Wyatt Wilkerson and Michael Dominguez led the field to the drop of the green flag in the 10 lap Mod Lite feature, with Wilkerson grabbing the lead on lap 1 over Brad Lucy and Jimmy Halcomb. Despite several challenges from Lucy over the 10 lap race, Wilkerson was able to hold on to pick up his first win of the season at the track. Lucy was 2nd, Halcomb was 3rd, Rob Guss was 4th, with Dominguez coming home in 5th.

The 22 lap Tyson Fresh Meats SportMod special was up next, with $600 on the line. Brett Lowry and Dustin Schram drew the front row, with Lowry grabbing the lead on lap 1 over Joey Schaefer and Logan Anderson. While Lowry set a fast pace out front, Schaefer, Anderson and Colton Livezey battled for the runner up spot. Just when it looked like Lowry would pull away for an easy win, a late race caution brought the field back to his back bumper. On the restart Lowry moved back out front, with Schaefer and Anderson close behind. Lowry would hold on over the final 2 laps to pick up the $600 top prize, and his second win in a row at the track.

Schaefer was 2nd, Anderson was 3rd, Livezey was 4th, with Aaron Osweiler rounding out the top 5.

Up next was the 18 lap P&L Transportation Modified feature, with Johnathan Huston and Dugan Thye making up the front row. But it was 4th place starter Andrew Schroeder who grabbed the lead on lap 1 over Thye and Huston.
Schroeder then started to pull away from the field, leaving Thye, Brandon Banks, who started 6th, Dan Albright and Huston all battling for the runner up spot. Without a caution there was no catching Schroeder, who pulled away to pick up his first win of the season at the track. Thye held on for 2nd, Banks was 3rd, Albright was 4th, with John Fellman finishing 5th.

The final feature to take to the track was the 18 lap Kauffman Electric IMCA Stock Cars, with Shane Paris and Jason Hartman leading the field to the drop of the green flag. Paris would take advantage of his starting spot
to jump out into the lead on lap 1 over Rod Staats and Tad Payne, who started 10th. The action up front was slowed on lap 7 when Adam Bell, who was running 5th, went into turn 3 to hot and got into the back of Staats,
as both drivers spun in turn 4 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Paris jumped back out front, with Kirk Kinsley, who started 9th, and Payne close behind. The trio raced off turn 4 on lap 9 three wide, as Kinsley
edged out front at the line to grab the top spot. Kinsley would hold on over the final 9 laps to claim his first win of the season at the track.

Payne was 2nd, Bell recovered from his involvement in the lap 7 spin to come back up to finish 3rd, Paris was 4th, with Travis Finke coming from 11th to finish in 5th.

Coming up next Friday, May 27th will be a weekly points night. With action continuing in the P&L Transportation Modifieds, Kauffman Electric IMCA Stock Cars, Tyson Fresh Meats SportMods, Mod Lites, Louisa Communications IMCA Sport Compacts, and Kemper Trucking CJ Mini Haulers.

Gates will open at 5:30 PM, Hot Laps at 7 PM, and Racing at 7:30 PM. Grandstand admission will be adults $10, seniors $8, students (11-17) $7, and kids 10 & under FREE!. Pit passes are $25, non member drivers $30, ages (7-13) $15, and ages (6 & under) $10.

For more information about the CJ Speedway, just log onto the tracks website at www.cjspeedway.com.

Mother Nature Claims Another Wins at the CJ Speedway*

May 16th, 2016

Columbus Junction, IA – Things were looking good for racing Friday, May 13th at the CJ Speedway in Columbus Junction, Iowa, that was until late afternoon when the skies opened up and rained on the grounds. With no chance of getting things dried out, officials were forced to cancel the nights action.

Coming up next Friday, May 20th will be Curry’s Transportation Night, with the SportMods racing for $600 to win. There is no entry fee for the Tyson Fresh Meats SportMods. Which will be using a draw / redraw format to determine their starting spots on the night. Also in action will be the P&L Transportation Modifieds, Kauffman Electric IMCA Stock Cars, Mod Lites, Louisa Communications IMCA Sport Compacts, and Kemper Trucking CJ Mini Haulers.

Gates will open at 5:30 PM, Hot Laps at 7 PM, and Racing at 7:30 PM. Grandstand admission will be adults $10, seniors $9, students (11-17) $7, and kids 10 & under FREE!. Pit passes are $25, non member drivers $30, ages (7-13) $15, and ages (6 & under) $10.

For more information about the CJ Speedway, just log onto the tracks website at www.cjspeedway.com.

Mather Cashes In on the Modified Spectacular at the CJ Speedway

May 11th, 2016

Columbus Junction, IA – The CJ Speedway got back to action on Friday with the Modified Spectacular, after a mother nature took the week prior. Seven hundred and fifty dollars was on the line for the P&L Transportation Modifieds, with Colt Mather topping the field of twenty-two cars to take home the top prize.

The first feature to take to the track was the 16 lap Tyson Fresh Meats SportMods, with Andrew Swailes and Troy Philpott leading the field to the green. But it was third place starter Dan Keltner who jumped into the lead on lap 1. Keltner then worked to hold off the challenges of Colton Livezey and Brett Lowry. A late caution would bunch the field up, and on the restart Lowry would slip under Keltner to take over the top spot. Lowry then held on to pick up his first win of the season at CJ. Keltner was 2nd, Livezey was 3rd, Philpott was 4th, with Cory Griffin rounding out the top 5.

Up next was 10 lap Mod Lite feature, with Michael Dominguez and Robert Guss making up the front row. Dominguez would take advantage of his front row start to grab the lead on lap 1. Brad Lucy would pressure Dominguez the entire 10 laps, as the two came off turn four on the final lap side-by-side. Dominguez was able to edge out the win, to pick up his first win of the season at the track. Lucy settled for 2nd, Guss was 3rd, Wyatt Wilkerson was 4th, with Jimmy Halcomb coming home in 5th.

Cody VanDusen and John Whalen led the field to the green flag in the Louisa Communications IMCA Sport Compact feature, with VanDusen jumping out front to lead lap 1. While VanDusen set the pace out front, Darin Smith, who started 8th, was working his way towards the front. Even with a late race restart VanDusen was able to hold off Smith to claim his first win of the season at the track. Smith was 2nd, Bill Whalen Jr. was 3rd, Brandon Schultheis finished 4th, and Richard Hurlbut came from 10th to finish in 5th.

Up next was the Kauffman Electric IMCA Stock Car feature, with Dane Fenton and Adam Bell making up the front row for the start. Bell would edge out Fenton at the line to lead lap 1, with Tad Payne and John Oliver Jr. battling for the third spot. A couple laps later Oliver Jr. moved into the runner spot and then pressured Bell for the top spot. Oliver Jr. tried to get under Bell until midway through the race when he pulled off with mechanical troubles to end his night. This would move Kirk Kinsley in the second spot, who recovered from the first lap crash. Kinsley then tried everything to get the lead away from Bell. But Bell was able to hold him off to pick up his first win of the season at the track. Kinsley settled for 2nd, Payne was 3rd, Jake Wenig started 9th and finished 4th, with Fenton rounding out the top 5.

Troy Cordes and Colt Mather drew the front row for the 25 lap P&L Transportation Modified Spectacular, with Mather grabbing the lead on the drop of the green flag, over Cordes and Jim Redmann. With Mather out front, Cordes, Redman, Brandon Banks and Andrew Schroeder, who started 11th, battling for the runner up spot. Schroeder would work his way into the runner up spot by the midway mark of the race. But without a caution to bring Mather back to his front bumper, there was no catching him. As Mather went on to claim the win and the $750 top prize. Schroeder was 2nd, Redmann was 3rd, Banks was 4th, with Steve Stewart coming from 12th to round out the top 5.

The final feature to take to the track was the 8 lap Kemper Trucking CJ Mini Haulers, with Drake Fenton and Jerad Ruble leading the field to the drop of the green flag. But third place starter Jacob Brown would grab the lead on lap 1 over Ruble and Billy Stanford. Brown then went on to lead all 8 laps to pick up his second win in a row at the track. Ruble was 2nd, Stanford was 3rd, and Fenton was 4th.

Coming up next Friday, May 13th at the CJ Speedway in Columbus Junction, Iowa will be a regular weekly points night. With racing action continuing in the P&L Transportation Modifieds, Kauffman Electric IMCA Stock Cars, Tyson Fresh Meats SportMods, Mod Lites, Louisa Communications IMCA Sport Compacts, and Kemper Trucking CJ Mini Haulers.

Gates will open at 5:30 PM, Hot Laps at 7 PM, and Racing at 7:30 PM. Grandstand Admission will be adults $10, seniors $9, students (11-17) $7, and Kids 10 & under FREE!. Pit passes are $25, non member drivers $30, ages (7-13) $15, and ages (6 & under) $10.

For more information about the CJ Speedway, just log onto the tracks website atwww.cjspeedway.com.

Mother Nature Wins at the CJ Speedway

May 2nd, 2016

Columbus Junction, IA – Mother nature wasn’t to kind to the CJ Speedway in Columbus Junction, Iowa this past week, as close to 2 inches of rain fell over the grounds on Wednesday night and Thursday morning. And without any sun to help dry things out, officials were forced to cancel Curry’s Transportation Night on Friday, April 29th.

Coming up next Friday, May 6th will be a Modified Spectacle, with $750 to win and $100 to start on the line. There is no entry fee for the P&L Transportation Modifieds. Which will be using a draw / redraw format to determine their starting spots on the night. Also in action will be the Kauffman Electric IMCA Stock Cars, Tyson Fresh Meats SportMods, Mod Lites, Louisa Communications IMCA Sport Compacts, and Kemper Trucking CJ Mini Haulers.

Gates will open at 5:30 PM, Hot Laps at 7 PM, and Racing at 7:30 PM. Grandstand admission will be adults $10, seniors $9, students (11-17) $7, and kids 10 & under FREE!. Pit passes are $25, non member drivers $30, ages (7-13) $15, and ages (6 & under) $10.

For more information about the CJ Speedway, just log onto the tracks website at www.cjspeedway.com.

Stewart, Hughes, McDaniel, Halcomb, Strunk, and Brown Claim CJ Speedway Opening Night Wins

April 27th, 2016

Columbus Junction, IA- The 2016 racing season at the CJ Speedway in Columbus Junction, Iowa kicked off Friday, April 22nd, with the action being brought to you by the Louisa County Fair Association. Steve Stewart (P&L Transportation), Mike Hughes (Kauffman Electric IMCA Stock Cars), Jason McDaniel (Tyson Fresh Meats SportMods), Jimmy Halcomb (Mod Lites), Steven Struck (Louisa Communications IMCA Sport Compacts), and Jacob Brown (Kemper Trucking CJ Mini Haulers) all stood in victory lane on the night.

The first feature to take to the track was the 8 lap Kemper Trucking CJ Mini Haulers, with Jacob Brown and Jerad Ruble drawing the front row for the event. Brown would take advantage of his front row starting spot to jump out into the lead on lap 1. Brown then led all 8 laps to pick up the win. Billy Stanford was 2nd, Drake Fenton was 3rd, with Ruble 4th.

Jimmy Halcomb and Rob Guss lead the field to the green flag in the 10 lap Mod Lite feature, with Halcomb grabbing the lead on lap 1. Halcomb would pull away to lead all 10 laps and claim the win. Wyatt Wilkerson was 2nd, Rob Guss was 3rd, Brad Lucy was 4th, with Michael Dominguez rounding out the top 5.

Up Next was the 16 lap Tyson Fresh Meats SportMods, with Ryan Walker and Aaron Osweiler drawing the front row. Osweiler would take advantage of his front row start to grab the lead on lap 1 over Jason McDaniel, who started 5th, and Walker. McDaniel tried several times to get around Osweiler over the next 8 laps, before grabbing the lead on lap 10. McDaniel then led the final 6 laps to pick up the win. Colton Livezey was 2nd, Osweiler was 3rd, Logan Anderson started 9th and finished 4th, with Dan Keltner coming home in 5th.

Adam Bell and Tad Payne led the field to the green flag in the 20 lap Kauffman Electric IMCA Stock Car feature, with Bell jumping out front on lap 1 over Payne and Blaine Dopler. Bell then held the top spot until lap 4, when Payne was able to slip by for the lead. Two laps later, lap 6, Mike Hughes, who started 11th, took the top spot away from Payne and then pulled away to claim the win. Rod Staats was 2nd, Dopler was 3rd, Payne was 4th, with Kirk Kinsley rounding out the top 5.

Up next was the 20 lap P&L Transportation Modified feature, with Brandon Rothzen and Brandon Banks drawing the front row. Banks would jump out into the lead on lap 1 over Rothzen and Steve Stewart. Stewart slipped into the runner up spot on lap 5 and then went to work on Banks for the lead. On lap 7 Stewart was able to make the pass of Banks to take over the top spot. Stewart then held off Jim Redmann, who started 8th, over the final 2 laps to claim the win. Dugan Thye started 7th and finished 3rd, Matt Bodman was 4th, with Dan Albright coming home in 5th.

The final feature to take to the track on the night was the 14 lap Louisa Communications IMCA Sport Compacts, with Shane Wright and Bill Whalen Jr. leading the field to green. Whalen Jr. would take advantage of his front row start to grab the lead on lap 1 over Brendon Schultheis and Jake Benischek. Mechanical troubles on lap 10 forced Whalen Jr. to pull in, handing the lead over to Steven Struck, who started 11th. Struck then led the final 4 laps to pick up the win. Levi Heath came from 5th to finish 2nd, Darin Smith finished 3rd after starting in 12th, Schultheis was 4th, with Wayne Noble coming from 10th to finish 5th.

Coming up next Friday, April 29th at the CJ Speedway in Columbus Junction, Iowa is Curry’s Transportation Night. Racing action will continue in the P&L Transportation Modifieds, Kauffman Electric IMCA Stock Cars, Tyson Fresh Meats SportMods, Mod Lites, Louisa Communications IMCA Sport Compacts, and Kemper Trucking CJ Mini Haulers.

Gates will open at 5:30 PM, Hot Laps at 7 PM, and Racing at 7:30 PM. Grandstand Admission will be adults $10, seniors $9, students (11-17) $7, and Kids 6 & under FREE!. Pit passes are $25, non member drivers $30, ages (7-13) $15, and ages (6 & under) $10.

For more information about the CJ Speedway, just log onto the tracks website at www.cjspeedway.com.

CJ Speedway is Set to Kick-Off Their 2016 Season This Friday Night

April 20th, 2016

Columbus Junction, IA – This Friday, April 22nd the CJ Speedway in Columbus Junction, Iowa is set to kick-off their 2016 racing season. With the nights action being presented to you by the Louisa County Fair Association.

In action on the night will be the P&L Transportation Modifieds, Kauffman Electric IMCA Stock Cars, Tyson Fresh Meats SportMods, Mod Lites, Louisa Communications IMCA Sport Compacts, and Kemper Trucking CJ Mini Haulers. All classes will be using a draw / redraw format, as they begin there chase for the 2016 track championships.

Parents make sure you bring the kids with you, and get them signed up for the CJ Speedway Junior Fan Club. For the entire racing season six lucky kids will have their names drawn out to present each feature winner their trophy. But each CJ Speedway Junior Speedster will also take home their own trophy, thanks to Phoenix Products of Muscatine, Iowa.

Gates will open at 5:30 pm, with hot laps at 7 pm, and racing at 7:30 pm. Grandstand admission will be adults $10, seniors $8, students (11-17) $7, and kids 10 & under FREE! Pit passes will be $25, non member drivers $30, ages (7-13) $15, and ages (6 & under) $10.

For more information you can call the track phone at 319-728-2332, or log onto the tracks website at www.cjspeedway.com.