By Jeremy Fox
OSKALOOSA, Iowa (April 29) – Cayden Carter was first to the checkers in a three-wide Budweiser IMCA Stock Car photo finish Wednesday at Southern Iowa Speedway.
A late caution set the stage for the green, white, checkered ending. Zack VanderBeek was a very close second and Nathan Wood was right behind in third.
Daniel Hilsabeck and VanderBeek had battled for the early lead while Wood and Carter jousted for third. VanderBeek grabbed the top spot on lap 10 and Carter and Wood got by Hilsabeck for second and third place, respectively, on lap 11.
That’s where it really got exciting as VanderBeek, Carter and Wood got into a three-car battle.
Andrew Schroeder earned the Musco Lighting IMCA Modified win ahead of Carter. Brett Lowry was best in the KBOE Radio IMCA Northern SportMod main.
Craig Brown held off late-race challenges from Dale Porter to take the Pepsi Cola IMCA Hobby Stock win. John Whalen led start to finish in the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature.
It was announced that SIS will continue to reward drivers with increased payout. IMCA Stock Cars will be $500 to win (22 or more cars) or $400 to win (21 or less) and IMCA Northern SportMods will be $400 to win (18 or more cars) or $300 to win (17 or less). IMCA Hobby Stocks $300 to win with 22 or more. Modifieds are $100 guarantee to start and $500 to win with 16 or more. Sport Compacts are $200 to win with 14 or more