Berry tops Sunday Modified main at Benton County

By Jerry Mackey 

VINTON, Iowa (June 7) – For the first time in 2020, fans were allowed to attend the racing action at Benton County Speedway. A good crowd attended the event that saw 121 race car drivers take part in the action on Sunday night. 

The headliner of the evening was the 20-lap IMCA Modified main event. Defending Side Biter Chassis North Central Region champion Tom Berry Jr. from North Dakota found The Bullring to his liking.

Berry took the green flag from the seventh starting position and quickly shot into second and hounded the car of Troy Cordes. On the 13th lap, Cordes slid out of the groove in turn four and gave Berry the opening he was looking for. Berry shot into the lead and drove on to the win ahead of Joel Rust and Cordes. 

The Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod main feature belonged to Brayton Carter, who took the lead before one lap was completed and went on to lead the entire 20 laps. Ben Chapman ad­vanced from his 10th position start to finish a strong second ahead of Joe Docekal.

The IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature turned into a family affair as the father and son duo of Da­mon and Dallon Murty swapped the lead several times during the main event. Dallon overtook his fa­ther just before the white flag was waved and went on to score a hard-fought win. Scooter Dulin picked up the third spot. 

The IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks provided the fans with lots of action, when the checkered flag waved it was Nathan Ballard making his way to victory lane. Ballard raced to the win ahead of Kaden Reynolds and Jake Benischek.