Defending Iron Man Challenge champ Derek Green advanced to the runner-up spot while Shawn Peter, polesitter Brayden Gjere and 17th-starting Dillon Anderson completed the top five.
In Out-Pace USRA B-Mod action, Jim Chisholm of Osage, Iowa, earned a $1,000 payday for topping the other 46 competitors on hand and winning the main event on the 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval.
Dan Hovden, who started tenth, worked his way forward to finish second and jumped up three positions to grab the points lead.
Polesitter A.J. Zvorak, 17th-starting Alex Williamson and Sam Wieben were third, fourth and fifth, respectively.
Zack VanderBeek collected his first of three wins at the Upper Iowa Speedway during his rookie campaign in 2005. Jason Hughes, Jon Tesch, Al Hejna and Ryan Gustin are two-time winners here, and Johnny Scott has made one appearance in the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds winners circle.
The pit gate opens at 3 p.m., grandstands open at 4, hot laps start at 5:45 and the first heat race hits the track at 6. General admission is $20, juniors (ages 11-16) are $10 and kids ages 10 and under are free. Pit passes are $35.
Race fans can pick up coupons good for $2 off adult admission at Casey’s General Stores locations in Clermont, Decorah, Ossian, Postville, Waukon and West Union. To find the location nearest you, visit www.caseys.com.
The Upper Iowa Speedway is a semi-banked 1/4-mile dirt oval located 1.8 miles east of US 52 on SR 9, then 1.0 mile northwest on Montgomery St., then northeast on E. Main St. at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds in Decorah, Iowa (900 E Main St, Decorah, IA 52101). For more information, call (563) 382-0711 or visit www.upperiowaspeedway.com online.
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