Schulte returns to Benton County Speedway victory lane

One month after rolling his car, Mark Schulte returned to Benton County Speedway and stood in victory lane following his Friesen Performance IMCA Modified win Sunday night. (Photo by Jim Wittke)

VINTON, Iowa (July 3, 2022) – In his most recent trip to Benton County Speedway, Mark Schulte ended his night upside down and with a car needing major repair. 

His return to The Bullring Sunday night resulted in a trip to victory lane.

From his front row start, Schulte assumed command at the drop of the green in the 20-lapper for Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds.

Schulte paced the field while his pursuers jockeyed for position behind him. Nicholas Carpenter challenged early and Ryan Maitland pressured late following a couple cautions, however Schulte drove away over the final laps to secure his first win of the year. Maitland ran second at the line ahead of a charging Dylan Thornton. Chris Zogg ran fourth.

Dylan VanWyk and San Wieben battled through the early stages of the 15-lapper for Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods.

The lead pair exchanged sliders and the top spot before VanWyk escaped to victory. Ben Chapman raced his way past Wieben to finish second and Tony Olson came home fourth.

Bradly Graham raced the top side to victory in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Graham took the lead early, then protected the high groove on the way to his second win of the year. Ryan Havel, Brett Vanous and Joren Fisher chased Graham to the checkers.

Kaden Reynolds battled Jay Schmidt early before driving away to victory in the 15-lapper for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. Reynolds took the checkers a straightaway ahead of Schmidt, Russell Damme Jr. and Hannah Chesmore.

Lukas Rick came from row five to win his second straight Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compact 12-lapper of the season. His third win of the season, Rick beat Nolan Tuttle to the checkers. Logan Clausen and Trystin Belthuis completed the top four.

Racing resumes at The Bullring next Sunday, July 10, for the eighth annual Urbana Five Memorial.

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