OSKALOOSA, Iowa (August 7, 2007) – Oh, what could have been, as 49
drivers from throughout the nation checked into the Southern Iowa Speedway pit
area for Tuesday night's $30,000 to win Ultimate Challenge sanctioned by the
O'Reilly Sprint Bandits Tour 'N Topless series.
But Mother Nature had other plans in store. Sprinkles that began at 7:30 p.m.
soon blossomed into a torrential downpour that forced the cancellation of the
blockbuster event. With no suitable raindate available, the event will not be
Ticket holders may obtain refunds by mailing their tickets along with name
and mailing address to McTwo Promotions, P.O. Box 185, Altoona IA 50009.
The O'Reilly Sprint Bandits TNT Midwest Swing resumes next Tuesday night,
August 14, at Nebraska Raceway Park's I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE, before
moving on to Mid-America Speedway in South Coffeyville, OK, on Wednesday night,
Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, OK, on Thursday night and then Lakeside
Speedway in Kansas City, KS, on Friday and Saturday.
Tuesday's Ultimate Challenge heat race lineups, posted before the rains hit
Southern Iowa Speedway, are listed below for the most rabid of race fans to play
out a fantasy version of what could have possibly been.
The Sprint Bandits format was in effect, with passing points lining up four
qualifying races, thus meaning the top 24 in heat race passing points would have
made the six-car invert for the qualifiers with the balance filling each
qualifying race field. The top 18 in combined points from the heats and
qualifiers were to advance to the "A" Main, with the balance of the
24-car feature field to be filled by the top three finishers from each of the
twin "B" Mains.
3* Kaley Gharst – 17 Chris Windom
10 Brad Sweet – 77u Chris Urish
15 R.J. Johnson – 24 Marc Arnold
44p Shane Cottle – 4 Casey Shuman
22 Mikey Kuemper – 55 Tony Everhart
11 Dustin Morgan – 81Robert Ballou
20 Levi Jones – 30 Chad Boat
21 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. – 10T Hunter Schuerenberg
44 Dave Darland – 24h Rob Chaney
21k Cory Kruseman – 11p Dickie Gaines
2h Mike Spencer – 14 Jon Stanbrough
7x Mitch Wissmiller – 29w Cole Whitt
2J Don Droud, Jr. – b4 Eric Baldaccini
17n Mat Neely – 1d Don Dawson, Sr.
71m Jesse Mack – kr14 Tyler Spath
16 Lee Stark – 8k Chad Kemenah
71x J.T. Imperial – 4n Neil Shepherd
10k Tim Kaeding – 69 Jerry Coons, Jr.
21T Michael Trimble – 38 Scotty Weir
1 J.J. Yeley – 69m Mike Moore
97 Bret Mellenberndt – 99 Brady Bacon
5ma Mallory Armfield – 75 Jesse Hockett
71 Damion Gardner – 21s Charles Davis, Jr.
2b Brady Short – 9 Kevin Swindell
29 Bud Kaeding
Additional information regarding the O'Reilly Sprint Bandits Tour 'N Topless
series is available at www.sprintbandits.com.