Murty Is Vinton LM Master

VINTON, Iowa — Five IMCA sanctioned divisions plus the Pro Late Model Tour, an eastern Iowa series in its first year, brought 99 cars for a Sunday evening show.

Stock cars paid $1,000 for the win and a very competitive 20 laps settled the payout.

Brent Vanous led much of the way but with five laps remaining a group of cars ran in a cluster seeking the win. Some shoving and pushing followed and Dallon Murty emerged with the lead.

Murty held off Gage Neal for the win and Vanous was third. Murty has won 19 mains in Vinton.

Late models also raced for $1,000 to win and Logan Duffy led eleven laps until Corey Dripps used an outside pass to take the lead.

Duffy pressured Dripps for several laps but Dripps stretched his lead and collected the win. Duffy was second and T.J. Fortmann finished third.

Dripps is the track promoter and that has allowed him few opportunities to race.

Sport mods ran a non-stop 15-lap finale and Logan Anderson won by leading all the way. Sam Wieben and Joe Dorekal completed the top three. With wins at least ten tracks, this was Anderson’s first at Benton County.

Joel Rust won the modified main from eighth by steadily closing on Troy Cordes and trading the lead a few times. Cordes committed to the bottom while Rust chose the top.

With three laps remaining, Rust made the top side drive to lead again and made it hold to the checkers. Cordes was second and Ryan Maitland finished third.

Fifteen laps of hobby stock racing were all led by Justin Wacha for his crowd approved win. As many as seven cars raced for second and Jacob Floyd prevailed and four cars crossed the line together for third and Scott Siems got the spot. 

The sport compact main was a win for Lukas Rick when he took the lead on the backstretch on lap four. Rick got his 10th Vinton win leading Steven Schmitz and Spencer Roggentien to the checkers.