Cordes back in victory lane at The Bullring

Troy Cordes returned to victory lane after winning the Sunday night IMCA Modified feature at Ben­ton County Speedway. (Photo by Jim Wittke)

By Jerry Mackey 

VINTON, Iowa (Aug. 2) – The Benton County Speedway Bullring was back in action Sunday night and IMCA Modified veteran Troy Cordes was back in victory lane. 

Cordes worked his way to the front quickly from a fourth row start and raced with early leader Mike Burbridge for a few laps before setting sail up on the high line of a super wide racing sur­face. Young California racer Dylan Thornton was able to wrestle second away from Burbridge late in the race.  

Dallon and Damon Murty continue to be the men to beat in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. Kenzie Ritter and Leah Wroten started on the front row and held the top two spots for several laps before the Murtys made their way through the pack. Sunday night belonged to the younger Murty, Dallon who easily out raced his dad Damon for the win.  

The Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods saw another up and coming young driver take the win: 15-year-old Maguire Dejong took the 15-lap win by working all over the multi-grooved track. Kyle Olson took his K3 to the second position ahead of Ben Chapman.  

The IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock win went to another young competitor. Kaden Reynolds who is the grand old age of 18 led the main event flag to flag in racing to the checkers ahead of Jacob Floyd and Joren Fisher.  

Racing on Sunday, Aug. 9 will get underway with hot laps at 6 p.m. on the Benton County Fair­grounds in Vinton.