SPRING VALLEY, Minn. (Sept. 21)–Troy Hovey of Castalia, Iowa, took charge on the first lap and never looked back in winning Friday’s Out-Pace USRA B-Mod main event during opening night of the 20th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree at the Deer Creek Speedway.
It was the 2013 Out-Pace USRA B-Mod national champion’s first win at ‘The Creek’ since winning the Friday night feature in 2014 at the Jamboree, and he took home $1,000 for his efforts in the Iron Man Challenge event.
Allison, Iowa’s Trevor Fecht chased Hovey for the last half of the race but had to settle for the runner-up paycheck at the conclusion of the 20-lapper.
Polesitter Dustin Steinbrink of Austin returned to the cockpit and garnered a third-place finish while second-generation racer Cory Jones of Zimmerman, Minn., was fourth. His father, Ron Jones, won the USMTS Modified feature at the first Fall Jamboree in 1999.
Iron Man points leader Dan Hovden of Decorah, Iowa, finished fifth while Andrew Schroeder, Ben Moudry, Kadden Kath, Jeremiah Christensen and Jim Chisholm rounded out the top 10.
Sixty-eight drivers saw the green flag Friday night.
Race fans will witness another complete program on Saturday with the winner of the USMTS/USRA Modified main event taking home $10,000. Out-Pace USRA B-Mods will battle for $1,200 to win and 30 drivers will start each main event three-wide.
The pit gate opens at 2 p.m., driver sign-in begins at 3 p.m., grandstand gates open at 4 p.m., the drivers meeting will be held under the hospitality tent in the pit area at 5 p.m., opening ceremonies begin at 5:45 and racing gets underway at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 or $10 for kids ages 12 and under.
For fans unable to attend in person, very lap of every race at the 20th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree will be broadcast live at www.RacinDirt.com.
Featherlite Trailers is the title sponsor of the Fall Jamboree. The event is also made possible by support from Casey’s General Stores, Midwest Liquidation Contracting, Miner’s Outdoor, MOR Golf & Utility, Orchard Creek Transportation, Red Tail Tackle, Summit Racing Equipment and Wagner Trucking.
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 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. Follow ‘The Creek’ on social media at www.facebook.com/DeerCreekSpeedway and www.twitter.com/DeerCreekSpeed.
Make plans now attend the 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree, Sept. 18-21, 2019.
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