SPRING VALLEY, Minn.–Jim Chisholm scored his first Iron Man Challenge victory in dominating fashion, leading all 20 laps to capture the4 opening night main event for the Out-Pace USRA B-Mods at the 19th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree.
Chisholm, who finished second in the track championship points at the Deer Creek Speedway, took off from the outside of the front row and had to persevere through five cautions and a first-lap red flag to get to the finish line first.
The win was worth $1,250 to the Osage, Iowa, youngster.
J.T. Wasmund challenged occasionally, but wound up settling for runner-up honors while Ben Moudry claimed the third spot.
Jerry Young was fourth and 2015 Iron Man champ Dakota Foster finished fifth in his first Iron Man start of the 2017 campaign.
Deer Creek Speedway track champion Dustin Kruse was sixth, Dan Hovden finished seventh, eighth was Thor Anderson, Taylor Ausrud nabbed the ninth spot and Erik Kanz rounded out the top ten.
The 19th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree continues Friday and Saturday with USRA Modifieds racing for $6,000 and $11,000 to win, respectively, while Out-Pace USRA B-Mod drivers battle for $1,500 to win Friday and $1,700 to win Saturday.
The Modifieds will be co-sanctioned with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) with Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series national points awarded both nights. B-Mod drivers will earn points in both the Iron Man Challenge and Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series national points all three nights of the Featherlite Fall Jamboree.
Saturday’s annual Modified Non-Qualifiers Race will dole out $2,000 to the winner prior to the $11,000-to-win championship race which will start a minimum of 30 cars three-wide on the high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval. The Non-Qualifiers Race will also have 30 cars on the track.
The Bear Creek Lutheran Church will be serving breakfast on site Friday and Saturday morning from 8-11 a.m. The annual Club Car Jamboree Open golf scramble will tee off at 10 a.m. at the Willow Creek Golf Course in Rochester.
The pit gate opens at 3 p.m., driver sign-in begins at 4, grandstand gates open at 5 and the first heat race hits the Deer Creek Speedway at 7 p.m.
The top 15 in heat race passing points are locked into “A” Main each night with the top 8 redrawing for the first eight starting positions. An additional 15 drivers will advance from the “B” Mains.
The Dweebs will be rocking the Deer Creek Speedway party tent Friday night under the big top immediately following the final race of the night.
Ticket prices for spectators are $25 Friday and $30 Saturday. Kids ages 12 and under are $10 per night.
For fans unable to attend in person, all three nights of the 19th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree will be broadcast live at www.RacinDirt.com.
The Deer Creek Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval which sits on 60 acres with one of America’s most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and an adjoining campground. The track is located 11.3 miles south of I-90 at exit 209 on on US 63 (0.7 mile north of SR 16). The physical address for mapping is 25262 US Hwy 63, Spring Valley, MN 55975. For more information, call (507) 754-6107 or check out www.deercreekspeedway.com online.
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