Hibdon wins second straight at Benton County

Kollin Hibdon won his second straight IMCA Modified feature at Benton County Speedway Sun­day evening. (Photo by Jim Wittke)

By Jerry Mackey 

VINTON, Iowa (July 12) – Fisher Towing & Recovery of Garrison sponsored the mid-season champion­ships at Benton County Speedway on Sunday night on a near perfect weather night for racing. The Bullring provided everything the race fan could ask for.

The IMCA Modifieds saw Kollin Hibdon charge to the front from his third row start and take com­mand. Hibdon scored the win over one of the hottest drivers in the Midwest in Tom Berry Jr. Berry advanced from the eighth starting position but could not catch the strong running Hibdon in settling for second.  

Twenty-seven Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod drivers signed in and the feature saw plenty of action. Tony Olson quickly worked to the front from his fourth row start and set up a battle with his cousin Kyle Olson. The two Olsons dominated the main before Kyle jumped the turn one cush­ion late in the race and fell back to a fourth place finish. Tony Olson took the win over Dylan VanWyk and Joe Docekal. 

The IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars have become a family feud at The Bullring and on Sunday it was young Dallon Murty chasing down his dad Damon and moving into the lead late in the main and going on to record the win. Shawn Ritter fought through the field and took third.

Nathan Ballard was not to be denied in taking the win in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Bal­lard raced the entire main event riding the very treacherous high side. Ballard took the win ahead of Brett Vanous and Jake Benischek. 

Sunday, July 19 will see another action packed night of racing at The Bullring. Hot laps will get underway at 6 p.m. with racing to follow at the Benton County Speedway.