Southern Iowa Speedway holds regular season opener

By Jeremy Fox

OSKALOOSA, Iowa (April 13) ­– Five drivers tamed the half-mile monster in the regular season opener Wednesday at Southern Iowa Speedway.

Cayden Carter and Josh Foster started the 20-lap Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature event on the front row and it was Foster quickly grabbing the top spot and getting out to a commanding lead.

A lap 12 caution came out and Foster saw Kelly Shryock and Ricky Thornton Jr. right behind him for the ensuing restart. Foster held them off until the yellow came out again on lap 17, this time for Shy­rock in turn four.

Thornton got a great restart and took the lead away from Foster. Thornton went on to take the win. Colt Mather finished second, Zack Vander Beek was third, Foster was fourth and Tyler Groenen­dyk was fifth.

Other feature winners were Cayden Carter in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Curtis VanDerWal in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, Nick Ulin in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Shane Evans in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts.