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Chris Brown Enjoys Strong Weekend at Fall Jamboree

October 2nd, 2016

Spring, Texas -Chris Brown made the trek to Deer Creek Speedway over the weekend to compete 4in the 18th annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree. The Texas racer enjoyed a great weekend behind the weekend of a SS Fishing
& Rentals #97 MB Customs Modified.

Teaming up with Cade Dillard for the 18th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree, Chris Brown traveled to Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) on Thursday for the final night of The Hunt for the United States Modified
Touring Series (USMTS) Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental. Drawing a talent-laden field of 79 Open Wheel Modifieds, Brown started the night off a Miner’s Outdoor & Rec heat race victory. Earning the 7th-starting position for the $5,000-to-win A-Main, Chris improved four spots in the 42-lapper posting a 3rd-place finish behind Cade Dillard and Jason Hughes with R.C. Whitwell and Zack VanderBeek rounding out the Top 5.

On Friday for the second night of the Jamboree, Brown secured his spot into the main event after capturing a heat race victory from the 7th-starting position. Rolling off 7th for a chance at the $5,000 payday, Chris jumped up two spots scoring a 5th-place finish behind Lucas Schott, Cade Dillard, Brandon Davis, and Jason Hughes.

Closing out the 18th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree on Saturday, Brown passed two cars in his heat recording a 3rd-place finish transferring him into the B-Main. Starting on the pole, Chris cruised to a consolation win
giving him the 16th-starting position for the $10,000-to-win finale. Breaking into the Top 10, Chris Brown advanced six positions in the 42-lap affair, notching a 10th-place finish.

“We really had a great car all weekend, and I can’t thank Shane Sprinkle for providing me with a car to drive,” said Brown. “A big thanks goes to Cade Dillard and his crew for helping me out as well. I really owe these guys one for this great opportunity.”

For complete results from the weekend, please visit http://www.USMTS.com.

Next on tap for Chris will be a trip to Southern New Mexico Speedway (Las Cruces, New Mexico) on October 20-23 to compete in the 17th annual USRA Fall Nationals. The event will be capped by a $10,000-to-win finale. For more information on the event, please visit http://www.SNMSpeedway.com.

For the latest information on Chris Brown please visit http://www.ChrisBrownRacing.com.

Jason Hughes Claims Third USMTS National Championship

September 30th, 2016

Westville, Oklahoma- For the second-straight year and for thethird time in his career, Jason Hughes claimed the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) championship.

The feat was far from easy for the pilot of the #12 West Siloam Pawn/ Hughes Chassis/ Mullins Racing Engine Modified as the battle literally went down to the final lap of the final event.

Closing out The Hunt for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental, Jason Hughes traveled to Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) on Thursday night for the 18th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree. Drawing a stacked field of 79 Modifieds, Hughes started the night off with a heat race win sending him into the redraw.

Receiving the 2nd-starting spot for the main event, Jason needed to finish 2nd or better to guarantee his 3rd-career USMTS National Championship. Jumping into the lead early in the event, Jason slipped backed to the 3rd position during the middle stages of the race, while championship challenger, Cade Dillard continued to make his way to the front. Holding off a charging Chris Brown late in the race, Jason Hughes scored a runner-up finish behind Cade Dillard with Brown, R.C. Whitwell, and Zack VanderBeek rounding out the Top 5.

Hughes was crowned the USMTS title after edging Cade Dillard by 3 points.

“I was just paying attention a lap at a time, trying to drive as hard as I could,” said Hughes. “It’s been a lot of fun racing with them guys all year long. They work their tails off too, and we’ve been running up and down the road together and parking beside each other. It’s been fun.

“When he [Cade Dillard] got up there and led all them laps I knew we had to run second. I was thankful for that caution and we held on there.” Hughes concluded by saying, “I just want to thank my team, my sponsors, my fans, and everyone that supports my racing program.

Returning on Friday for the second round of the Fall Jamboree, Hughes advanced nine spots in his heat posting a 3rd-place finish. Starting in 5th for the 42-lap A-Main, Jason jumped up one position scoring a 4th-place finish behind Lucas Schott, Cade Dillard, and Brandon Davis with Chris Brown coming in 5th.

For the final night of the 18th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree, Hughes logged a 10th-place outing in his heat sending him into the B-Main. Failing to start his consolation event, Jason relied on a provisional to make the $10,000-to-win finale. Coming from the 31st-starting position, Jason Hughes wheeled his way through the field 23 positions, notching an 8th-place finish in the 42-lapper.

Complete results and the latest standings can be found atwww.USMTS.com .

This week Hughes will make the trip to Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kansas) to compete in two nights of USMTS action. On Thursday night the program will be headlined by twin $1,500-to-win features. Friday night will play host to the rescheduled Grant Junghans Memorial, which will boast a total payout of more than $100,000 for the $10,002-to-win event. For more information on the evet, please visitwww.USMTS.com.

For more information on Jason Hughes, please visitwww.JasonHughes12.com .

Queensland conquers Out-Pace USRA B-Mod finale at 18th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree

September 28th, 2016

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.– Cole Queensland saved the best for last as he captured a hard-fought Iron Man Series Out-Pace USRA B-Mod victory on the final night of the 18th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree.

The driver from Grand Meadow, Minn., took the lead from another former Featherlite Fall Jamboree champion, Jerry Young, on lap 10 and led the final 15 laps to score the $1,000 top prize.

First-lap leader Alex Williamson held on for a third-place finish ahead of three-time USRA national champ Matt Jones while Dustin Kruse raced from 17th to fifth and earned the $500 TraLo Companies Hard Charger Award.

Dan Hovden, Kyle Anderson, Parker Hale, Shawn Strong and Erik Kanz rounded out the top 10.

The 2016 Featherlite Fall Jamboree was made possible by support from Featherlite Trailers, Meyerhofer Crane & Rigging Services, Weber Auto Parts, Red Tail Tackle, TraLo Companies, Carroll’s Corn, Miners Outdoor & Rec, Husqvarna, Club Car and Dakota Bumper and Body Supply.

Make plans now for the 19th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree, Sept. 20-23, 2017.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv.

Next Race: Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 13-15, Lakeside Speedway, Kansas City, Kan.

Weder on top of Modified world, wins 18th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree

September 26th, 2016

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. — Nearly eight years after his last USMTS triumph, Tommy Weder Jr. made his way back to Widow Wax Victory Lane in a big way Saturday by winning the finale of the 18th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree at the Deer Creek Speedway.

The 31-year-old from Woodward, Okla., has competed in just a handful of crown jewel United States Modified Touring Series events over the last eight seasons and this one, he said, was the biggest one of all.

We’ve been coming here a long time since I was probably 17 or 18 years old, Weder said following the win. Been close here a time or two and never had any luck, but tonight we just had a great race car. I can’t say enough about it. To be honest with you, we didn’t touch a thing all weekend the cars just been great.

The same race car a Hughes Racing Chassis was piloted to a runner-up finish by late model ace Scott Bloomquist two weeks earlier at the Mississippi Thunder Speedways USRA Modified Nationals.

In that race, Ryan Gustin won by a nose driving the Gressel Racing No. 19R machine but tonight it was driven by Ricky Thornton Jr. who closed in on Weder in the closing laps but had to settle for second at the end of the 52-lap main event.

It took me a little bit to figure out who number nine was, I’ve just been so used to the 19R car Weder revealed. After I noticed (Thornton) was in fifth, I looked up at the board and the next thing I know we took the green and hes in second and I thought Well, Id better give it the last ten laps as hard as I can go.

Among his other seven USMTS victories and several more in late models and other divisions, Weder declared that this one is by far the biggest.

This is kind of like the World 100 for late models as far as modified guys are concerned, so this is as top-notch as it gets and its going to be pretty cool to get my name on a pretty short list of people.

The first time Shaun Peterson ever led a USMTS feature race happened Saturday night, and the Alexandria, Minn., native set a strong pace up front for the first 15 laps before Weder reeled him in and took the lead on lap 16.

One half-lap later, Peterson was running side-by-side with Jason Cummins down the back-stretch when the pair made contact, resulting in Cummins riding more than 100 feet down the concrete wall before coming to a stop on the high side of turn three with terminal damage to his mount.

Following the brief caution period, Weder extended his lead over the field while Peterson had a wild battle with Dereck Ramirez, Tom Tillison Jr. and Cade Dillard.

Ramirez got around Peterson with 18 laps in the books, but the gap between himself and Weder grew with every passing lap.

With a lead of more than a straight-away, Weder was cruising to an easy win when the races second yellow flag waved with 13 laps to go.

Weder nailed another strong restart while the green flag was a springboard for Thornton, who passed three cars in the next two laps, and Zack VanderBeek who restarted in seventh and was up to third three laps later.

Weder continued to stay smooth as glass through the middle of the racing surface but Thornton began to challenge the outside wall of the high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval.

With the right side of his rear spoiler scraping the concrete wall, Thornton began to close in on Weder but time ran out and this time it was the black car finishing ahead of the blue car.

For his efforts, Weder earned a $10,000 paycheck and his eighth career USMTS victory while Thornton the reigning Grant Junghans Rookie of the Year took home $6,000 while VanderBeek netted $4,000 for his third-place run.

R.C. Whitwell was outside of the top 10 on the lap-39 restart but worked his way forward to claim the fourth spot ahead of Tillison, Ramirez and Dillard.

Jason Hughes and Rodney Sanders finished eighth and ninth. While neither was ever in a position to win, their runs were impressive nonetheless.

Both drivers had to use past champion provisionals to start the race in the 31st and 32nd positions, respectively, after mechanical problems in their heat races.

Chris Brown, whose spin brought about the caution with 13 laps remaining, fought his way back to 10th at the checkered flags.

Prior to the main event, the annual Non-Qualifiers Race was staged with Robby Bunkelman taking the lead just past the halfway mark and leading the rest of the 25-lapper to snare the $2,000 winners share of the prize money.

John Doelle, who started 16th, held off 25th-starting Kevin Stoa for second with Rick Cannata fourth and Brady Gerdes finishing fifth.

Steve Wetzstein started 27th and climbed as high as third before settling for sixth at the finish. Steve Whiteaker Jr. came from 22nd to seventh, Josh Ruby was eighth, Darwin Karau nabbed ninth and Travis Sauer rounded out the top 10 after drawing the 32nd and final starting spot.

The 2016 Featherlite Fall Jamboree was made possible by support from Featherlite Trailers, Meyerhofer Crane & Rigging Services, Weber Auto Parts, Red Tail Tackle, TraLo Companies, Carroll’s Corn, Miners Outdoor & Rec, Husqvarna, Club Car and Dakota Bumper and Body Supply.

Make plans now for the 19th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree, Sept. 20-23, 2017.

The 2016 season is just getting started for USMTS teams and fans.

The biggest and richest one-day event in the history of dirt modified racing will take place Friday, Sept. 30, when the top drivers in the sport converge on the Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City for the inaugural Grant Junghans Memorial presented by BriggsAuto.com.

More than $100,000 will be paid out to drivers on this night, including $10,002 to the winner of main event.

But before that, action will begin the day before on Thursday, Sept. 29, for Deuces Wild where 48 drivers will qualify for the double main events, each paying $1,500 to win.

Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods will share the spotlight both nights.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Demmer snags Iron Man Series win Friday at Featherlite Fall Jamboree

September 26th, 2016

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.– Scott Demmer grabbed a wire-to-wire win Friday as the Iron Man Series Out-Pace USRA B-Mods brought 67 warriors to night two of the 18th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree at the Deer Creek Speedway.

Demmer beat polesitter Andrew Bleess to the flagstand by a bumper to lead the first lap, and then held off challenges from Bleess and others for the 20-lap distance on the high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval.

While Demmer led from start to finish, the fight for the runner-up honors was hot and heavy throughout the main event.

In the end, 10th-starting Alex Williamson nipped Mike Tanner for second with Andrew Bleess underneath the three-car blanket to finish fourth.

Jerry Young outdueled Kyle Anderson for sixth, J.T. Wasmund secured the seventh spot, Dustin Kruse was eighth, Blake Arndt took ninth and Cole Queensland completed the top 10.

Demmer pocketed $1,000 for his efforts, including a $250 bonus from Carrolls Corn.

Action continues Saturday with the Iron Man Series featuring Out-Pace USRA B-Mods once again sharing the spotlight with the USRA Modifieds co-sanctioned by the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS).

Saturday carries a $10,000 top prize for USRA Modifieds and $1,000 to win the Out-Pace USRA B-Mod feature.

The Non-Qualifiers Race for Modifieds will dole out $2,000 to the winner prior to the championship races which will start a minimum of 30 cars three-wide. The Non-Qualifiers Race will also have 30 cars on the track.

Saturday morning will feature the first-ever Fall Jamboree Human Foosball Tournament. Sign-up begins at 9:30 a.m. and the tournament begins at 10 a.m. In addition to the tournament, the human foosball arena will be set up all weekend for fans to enjoy.

Shortly thereafter, the bragging rights for this years Bean Bag Tournament near the campground area begins with sign-in at 12:30 p.m. and the battle begins at 1 p.m.

For early risers with a hankering for a delicious hot breakfast, the Bear Creek Lutheran Church is back again this year serving up breakfast in the beer garden from 8-11 a.m.

For fans unable to attend in person, the entire event is being broadcast live on RacinDirt.com. Expect dozens of driver interviews, profiles, special features, instant replay and more. Visit www.racindirt.com for ordering information.

The Deer Creek Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval which sits on 60 acres with one of Americas most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and an adjoining campground. For track or campground info, call 507-346-2342 or email info@deercreekspeedway.com.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv.

Schott guns down Featherlite Fall Jamboree foes Friday

September 26th, 2016

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. – Friday night shows have been very good for Lucas Schott when the United States Modified Touring Series comes to Southern Minnesota.

Two years ago, at 18 years of age, Schott captured his first USMTS win during the 16th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree and he did again this year by leading all 42 laps Friday night to score a $5,000 payday.

Schott earned his second USMTS win less than two months ago just a few miles down the road at the Chateau Raceway in Lansing.

From the pole, Cool Hand Luke exploded to an eight-car-length lead within the first two laps of Fridays Featherlite Fall Jamboree feature and flawlessly maneuvered through heavy lapped traffic for most of the contest to beat Thursdays winner, Cade Dillard, to the finish line by less than two seconds.

“It was an awesome race track with all the rain they had this week,” Schott said in Widow Wax Victory Lane. “Its been a good weekend so far and Im looking forward to tomorrow night.”

I was just going through lapped traffic the best I could and I saw Cade show his nose down there once. I was just kind of saving my stuff in lapped traffic but once I saw him I knew I had to start passing some of these guys.

While Dillard searched for a way to get around Schott, he also had his hands full with Brandon Davis who stayed in the mix the entire distance before settling for third.

Jason Hughes, who secured his second straight and third overall USMTS national championship on Thursday night, was a close fourth with Chris Brown snagging fifth place.

Ricky Thornton Jr., Rodney Sanders, Craig Thatcher, Josh Angst and Travis Saurer rounded out the top 10.

Saturdays finale will be co-sanctioned by the United States Racing Association with valuable USRA national points on the line. The Iron Man Series featuring Out-Pace USRA B-Mods will once again share the spotlight too.

The annual Non-Qualifiers Race will dole out $2,000 to the winner prior to the $10,000-to-win championship race which will start a minimum of 30 cars three-wide. The Non-Qualifiers Race will also have 30 cars on the track.

Saturday morning will feature the first-ever Fall Jamboree Human Foosball Tournament. Sign-up begins at 9:30 a.m. and the tournament begins at 10 a.m. In addition to the tournament, the human foosball arena will be set up all weekend for fans to enjoy.

Shortly thereafter, the bragging rights for this year’s Bean Bag Tournament near the campground area begins with sign-in at 12:30 p.m. and the battle begins at 1 p.m.

For early risers with a hankering for a delicious hot breakfast, the Bear Creek Lutheran Church is back again this year serving up breakfast in the beer garden from 8-11 a.m.

For fans unable to attend in person, the entire event is being broadcast live on RacinDirt.com. Expect dozens of driver interviews, profiles, special features, instant replay and more. Visit www.racindirt.com for ordering information.

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. For track or campground info, call 507-346-2342 or email info@deercreekspeedway.com.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Fecht flies to Featherlite Fall Jamboree USRA Iron Man Series win

September 25th, 2016

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. — After 29 starts during the 2016 season, Trevor Fecht picked the right time to win his first Out-Pace USRA B-Mod feature Thursday night at the Deer Creek Speedway.

On opening night of the 18th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree, Fecht led the field from the pole position and withstood seven caution periods and several challenges to score a wire-to-wire win his first of the season in the Iron Man Series.

The Allison, Iowa, racer netted $600 for his efforts while local hero Cole Queensland raced from the eighth starting spot but had to settle for the runner-up paycheck.

Dan Hovden held off Andrew Bleess for third while Dustin Kruse completed the top five in the 20-lapper.

Jerry Young passed 10 cars to snag sixth, Scott Demmer was seventh, J.T. Wasmund was eighth, Mike Mehling nabbed ninth and Erik Kanz finished tenth after starting 24th on the 30-car grid.

Action continues Friday and Saturday with the Iron Man Series featuring Out-Pace USRA B-Mods once again share the spotlight with the USRA Modifieds co-sanctioned by the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS).

Friday’s feature pays $5,000 to win for USRA Modifieds and $750 to the Out-Pace USRA B-Mod winner while Saturday carries a $10,000 top prize for USRA Modifieds and $1,000 to win Out-Pace USRA B-Mods.

Saturday’s annual Modified Non-Qualifiers Race will dole out $2,000 to the winner prior to the $10,000-to-win championship race which will start a minimum of 30 cars three-wide. The Non-Qualifiers Race will also have 30 cars on the track.

There will be a complete show each night. 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.

Back by popular demand for the sixth straight year, Red Tail Tackle presents The Dweebs live in concert Friday night as they will be rocking the Deer Creek Speedway under the big top immediately following the final race of the night.

Saturday morning will feature the first-ever Fall Jamboree Human Foosball Tournament. Sign-up begins at 9:30 a.m. and the tournament begins at 10 a.m. In addition to the tournament, the human foosball arena will be set up all weekend for fans to enjoy.

Shortly thereafter, the bragging rights for this year’s Bean Bag Tournament near the campground area begins with sign-in at 12:30 p.m. and the battle begins at 1 p.m.

For early risers with a hankering for a delicious hot breakfast, the Bear Creek Lutheran Church is back again this year serving up breakfast in the beer garden every morning from 8-11 a.m.

For fans unable to attend in person, the entire event is being broadcast live on RacinDirt.com. Expect dozens of driver interviews, profiles, special features, instant replay and more. Visit www.racindirt.com for ordering information.

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. For track or campground info, call 507-346-2342 or email info@deercreekspeedway.com.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv.

Besides racing the way it should be, lots for fans to do at 2016 Featherlite Fall Jamboree

September 19th, 2016

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. – Sure, you’re going to see some incredible racing when the 18th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree gets underway at the Deer Creek Speedway next Thursday, Sept. 22, but the good times don’T end at the checkered flag.

Early bird race fans can get a free preview of the action, and drivers will get their chance to make final adjustments to their machines with an open practice from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

On Thursday, fans are invited to the pit area to hang out with drivers and crews for a live DJ and karaoke under the tent following the races.

On Friday, the annual Club Car Jamboree Open golf tournament for racers, crew members, event officials and fans will tee off at 10 a.m. at the Root River Country Club in Spring Valley. Sign-in is from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the golf course.

The top three teams will score cash prizes and many other awesome prizes will also be awarded. There will be hole-in-one and longest putt contests too.

As in the past, the format for this years outing will be a four-person best-ball contest with a Texas-style shotgun start. Entry is $40 per person and covers nine holes of golf with cart, cash awards, prizes and a hearty meal.

Slots still remain but space is limited to 80 players. To enter, call the USMTS office at (515) 832-7944 or Deer Creek Speedway at (507) 754-6107. You can also sign up at the USMTS souvenir trailer behind the Deer Creek Speedway grandstands while space remains.

Back by popular demand for the sixth straight year, Red Tail Tackle presents The Dweebs as they will be rocking the Deer Creek Speedway Friday night under the big top immediately following the final race of the night.

Family owned and operated since 1987, America’s Favorite Party Band will be playing live after the races on Friday night, and all ages are welcome. The show is free for all race attendees.

The Dweebs are a one-of-a-kind family rock band based in Wisconsin and traveling throughout the United States. Their live concerts offer the entertainment experience of a lifetime. Enjoy the classic hits of legends such as Johnny Cash and The Beatles to modern hits by Pink, Katy Perry and others.

The Dweebs provide a fun memorable performance full of stage antics, crowd participation, mock rock icons, confetti, flying toilet paper and more.

To learn more about The Dweebs, check out www.thedweebs.com online, like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thedweebs and follow them on Twitter at www.twitter.com/thedweebs (@thedweebs).

The fun doesn’t end there.

Saturday morning will feature the first-ever Fall Jamboree Human Foosball Tournament. Sign-up begins at 9:30 a.m. and the tournament begins at 10 a.m. In addition to the tournament, the human foosball arena will be set up all weekend for fans to enjoy.

Shortly thereafter, the bragging rights for this years Bean Bag Tournament near the campground area begins with sign-in at 12:30 p.m. and the battle begins at 1 p.m.

For early risers with a hankering for a delicious hot breakfast, the Bear Creek Lutheran Church will be back again this year serving up breakfast in the beer garden on Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings from 8-11 a.m.

Special thanks to Red Tail Tackle (Randy and Patti Eastvold) for sponsoring the fireworks and The Dweebs concert this year.

On the track, Modified drivers will be racing for $5,000 to win the first two nights and a $10,000 paycheck on Saturday. Fans will witness a complete program all three nights featuring USMTS/USRA Modifieds and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods.

The annual Non-Qualifiers Race will dole out $2,000 to the winner prior to Saturdays championship race which will start a minimum of 30 cars three-wide while the Non-Qualifiers Race will also have 30 cars on the track.

Friday and Saturdays shows will be co-sanctioned by the United States Racing Association with valuable USRA national points on the line. The Iron Man Series featuring Out-Pace USRA B-Mods will share the spotlight all three nights.

There will be a complete show each night. 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.

On Saturday, the top 30 finishers in the Modified B Mains not advancing to the A Main will compete in the Non-Qualifiers Race with a complete redraw for starting spots.

Fan may purchase tickets online at www.deercreekspeedway.com or by calling toll-free 877-DCS-RACE.

For fans unable to attend the 18th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree in person, the entire event from the first lap of the first heat until the last checkered flag waves will be broadcast live via pay-per-view by RacinDirt.com. Expect dozens of driver interviews, profiles, special features, instant replay and more. Visit www.racindirt.com for ordering information.

Drivers can enter by calling the USMTS office at (515) 832-7944.

The Deer Creek Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval which sits on 60 acres with one of Americas most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and an adjoining campground. For track or campground info, call 507-346-2342 or email info@deercreekspeedway.com.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Anticipation, entry list swells for 18th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree

September 18th, 2016

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.– The 18th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree gets underway one week from today at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., where Modified drivers will be racing for $5,000 to win the first two nights and a $10,000 paycheck on Saturday.

Set for Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 22-24, fans will witness a complete program all three nights. On Thursday, the United States Modified Touring Series competes in the final points race of the year with the final event in the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental and the crowning of the 2016 USMTS National Champion.

The annual Non-Qualifiers Race will dole out $2,000 to the winner prior to Saturdays championship race which will start a minimum of 30 cars three-wide while the Non-Qualifiers Race will also have 30 cars on the track.

Friday and Saturdays shows will be co-sanctioned by the United States Racing Association with valuable USRA national points on the line. The Iron Man Series featuring Out-Pace USRA B-Mods will share the spotlight all three nights.

If witnessing the best-of-the-best and whos-who of dirt modified racing circling the high-banked Deer Creek Speedway clay oval at nearly 100 mph, this event is for you.

Early bird race fans can get a free preview of the action and drivers will get their chance to make final adjustments to their machines with an open practice from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Defending USMTS national champion Jason Hughes leads Cade Dillard by a mere 10 points entering the finale for the Hunt on Thursday while two-time USMTS national champ Rodney Sanders is 49 markers out of first place with an outside chance of scoring his third USMTS crown.

Last year, Hughes came into the Featherlite Fall Jamboree in a dead heat with Sanders for the title and wound up sweeping all three nights of event.

There will be a complete show each night. 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.

On Saturday, the top 30 finishers in the Modified B Mains not advancing to the A Main will compete in the Non-Qualifiers Race with a complete redraw for starting spots.

USMTS/USRA MODIFIED PAYOUTS:

Thursdays A Main 1. $5000, 2. $2500, 3. $1800, 4. $1300, 5. $1000, 6. $850, 7. $775, 8. $700, 9. $650, 10. $600, 11. $575, 12. $550, 13. $525, 14. $500, 15. $450, 16. $425, 17. $400, 18. $350, 19. $340, 20. $330, 21. $325, 22. $320, 23. $315, 24. $310, 25. $305, 26-30. $300; Tow $50.

Fridays A Main 1. $5000, 2. $3000, 3. $2000, 4. $1500, 5. $1000, 6. $900, 7. $800, 8. $750, 9. $700, 10. $650, 11. $625, 12. $600, 13. $575, 14. $550, 15. $525, 16. $500, 17. $475, 18. $450, 19. $425, 20. $400, 21. $375, 22-30. $350; Tow $50.

Saturdays A Main 1. $10,000, 2. $5000, 3. $4000, 4. $3300, 5. $2700, 6. $2200, 7. $2000, 8. $1700, 9. $1500, 10. $1300, 11. $1200, 12. $1100, 13. $1000, 14. $900, 15. $850, 16. $800, 17. $775, 18. $750, 19. $725, 20. $700, 21. $675, 22. $650, 23. $625, 24-30. $600.

Saturdays Non-Qualifiers Race: 1. $2000, 2. $1500, 3. $1000, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $500, 8. $475, 9. $450, 10. $425, 11. $400, 12. $375, 13. $350, 14. $325, 15. $300, 16. $290, 17. $280, 18. $275, 19. $270, 20. $265, 21. $260, 22. $255, 23-30. $250; Tow $100.

OUT-PACE USRA B-MOD PAYOUTS:

Thursdays A Main 1. $600, 2. $450, 3. $350, 4. $300, 5. $250, 6. $200, 7. $170, 8. $140, 9. $120, 10. $110, 11. $100, 12. $90, 13. $80, 14. $75, 15. $70, 16. $65, 17-30. $60.

Fridays A Main 1. $750, 2. $500, 3. $400, 4. $350, 5. $300, 6. $250, 7. $200, 8. $170, 9. $130, 10. $120, 11. $110, 12. $100, 13. $95, 14. $90, 15. $85, 16. $80, 17-30. $75.

Saturdays A Main 1. $1000, 2. $700, 3. $500, 4. $400, 5. $350, 6. $300, 7. $275, 8. $250, 9. $225, 10. $200, 11. $175, 12. $160, 13. $150, 14. $145, 15. $140, 16. $130, 17. $120, 18. $115, 19. $110, 20. $105, 21-30. $100; Tow $75 if raced all three nights.

Fan may purchase tickets online at www.deercreekspeedway.com or by calling toll-free 877-DCS-RACE.

For fans unable to attend the 18th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree in person, the entire event from the first lap of the first heat until the last checkered flag waves will be broadcast live via pay-per-view by RacinDirt.com. Expect dozens of driver interviews, profiles, special features, instant replay and more. Visit www.racindirt.com for ordering information.

As of Sept. 14, the following Modified drivers are pre-entered for the 18th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree:

1. 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.
2. 59 Bob Sammann, Winona, Minn.
3. 49 Bob Timm, Winona, Minn.
4. 29d Brad Dierks, Clarence, Iowa
5. 2x Brady Gerdes, Villard, Minn.
6. 50iii Brandon Davis, Medford, Minn.
7. 48 Brent Dutenhoffer, Watertown, S.D.
8. 23b Brett Bumgardner, Hawkeye, Iowa
9. 6t7 Brian Albrecht, Winona, Minn.
10. 6 Brock Bauman, Eureka, Ill.
11. 97 Cade Dillard, Robeline, La.
12. 30 Chase Allen, Midlothian, Texas
13. 97 Chris Brown, Spring, Texas
14. 51 Chris Oertel, Marshfield, Wis.
15. 4 Cody Bauman, Eureka, Ill.
16. 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis.
17. 91 Craig Thatcher, Knapp, Wis.
18. 60 Dan Ebert, Lake Shore, Minn.
19. 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Adel, Iowa
20. 23k Darwin Karau, Kasson, Minn.
21. 40 David Schuster, Waterville, Minn.
22. 20jr David Wytaske, Grand Meadow, Minn.
23. 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.
24. 1a Dwaine Hanson, Lakefield, Minn.
25. 23k Erik Kanz, Winona, Minn.
26. 97 Greg Chesley, Duluth, Minn.
27. 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.
28. 77 Jacob Stark, Austin, Minn.
29. 49jr Jake Timm, Winona, Minn.
30. 71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn.
31. 12 Jason Hughes, Wellsville, Okla.
32. 5 Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.
33. 55 Jeff Wood, Chisholm, Minn.
34. 55w Jeffrey Wood, Chisholm, Minn.
35. 89 Jesse Glenz, Cadott, Wis.
36. 99 Jesse Sobbing, Malvern, Iowa
37. 99 Jett Big Eagle, Manor, Sask., Canada
38. 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.
39. 29h Joe Horgdal, Kasson, Minn.
40. 4a Joel Alberts, Kasson, Minn.
41. V2 Joey Jensen, Harris, Minn.
42. 9 John Carpenter, Hibbing, Minn.
43. 94jr John Doelle, Arcadia, Wis.
44. 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.
45. 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn.
46. 30 Josh Ruby, Lakota, Iowa
47. 98 Kevin Stoa, Albert Lea, Minn.
48. 45 Levi Nielsen, Evansdale, Iowa
49. 17 Lucas Conley, Spring Hill, Kan.
50. 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.
51. 00 Mark Gartner, Mapleton, Minn.
52. 20m Mark Motl, Owatonna, Minn.
53. 00 Masen Big Eagle, Manor, Sask., Canada
54. 18 Mick Glenn, Minnesota City, Minn.
55. 81 Mike Densberger, Lincoln, Neb.
56. 37 Mike Jergens, Plover, Iowa
57. 17 Mike Striegel, Wheatland, Mo.
58. 1g Pat Graham, Ankeny, Iowa
59. 38 Rick Cannata, Hibbing, Minn.
60. 2r Rickie Roche, International Falls, Minn.
61. 20rt Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz.
62. 00 Robby Bunkelman, Abbotsford, Wis.
63. 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas
64. 29 Ron Ver Beek, Oskaloosa, Iowa
65. 53 Ronnie Woods, Mexico, Mo.
66. 1s Ryan Mikkelson, Jamestown, N.D.
67. 91 Scott Drake, Webb City, Mo.
68. 14 Scott Stiffler, Farmdale, Ohio
69. 73b Shad Badder, Bates City, Mo.
70. 90 Steve Wetzstein, West Concord, Minn.
71. 89c Steve Whiteaker Jr., Corpus Christi, Texas
72. 2s Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.
73. 61t Tammy Clark, Rochester, Minn.
74. 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.
75. 85 Thomas Tillison Jr., Wellsville, Okla.
76. 7s Todd Stinehart, Waseca, Minn.
77. 85 Tom Tillison Jr., Wellston, Okla.
78. 1sx Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.
79. 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa
80. 0 Adam Hensel, Baldwin, Wis.
81. 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn.
82. 52w Nate Wasmund, Rochester, Minn.
83. 21t Lance Town, Louisburg, Kan.
84. 10 Austin Arneson, Fargo, N.D.
85. 4m Bobby Malchus, Red Oak, Texas
86. 02 Tommy Weder Jr., Woodward, Okla.
87. 29 Blonde Bomber Mitchell, Pea Ridge, Ark.
88. 29 Larry Campbell, Fort Smith, Ark.

Drivers can enter by calling the USMTS office at (515) 832-7944.

The Deer Creek Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval which sits on 60 acres with one of Americas most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and an adjoining campground. For track or campground info, call 507-346-2342 or email info@deercreekspeedway.com.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Club Car Jamboree Open tees off Friday at Featherlite Fall Jamboree

September 14th, 2016

SPRING VALLEY, Minn– The 18th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree takes place Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 22-24, at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn. USMTS drivers will be racing for $5,000 to win the first two nights and a big $10,000 paycheck on Saturday.

But on Friday morning they’ll be swinging their drivers and slicing their balls at the annual Club Car Jamboree Open golf tournament.

The annual golf outing for racers, crew members, event officials and fans will tee off at 10 a.m. Friday at the Root River Country Club located five miles south of Spring Valley.

The contest is open to everybody, and fans are especially invited to join in the fun with USMTS drivers, crew members and officials.

The top three teams will score cash prizes and many other awesome prizes will also be awarded. There will be hole-in-one and longest putt contests too.

As in the past, the format for this years outing will be a four-person best-ball contest with a Texas-style shotgun start. Entry is $40 per person and covers nine holes of golf with cart, cash awards, prizes and a hearty meal.

Slots still remain but space is limited. To get entered, call the USMTS office at (515) 832-7944 or Deer Creek Speedway at (507) 754-6107. You can also sign up at the USMTS souvenir trailer behind the Deer Creek Speedway grandstands. Space is limited to the first 80 players, so reserve your spot today.

The Root River Country Club is located just south of Spring Valley on Highway 63 (about five minutes from the race track). This challenging nine-hole golf course was built around the Root River and has many water hazards. This beautiful design is more than 50 years old with many mature trees and open 7 days a week with no
reservations required. Visit www.rootrivercountryclub.com to learn more.

Drivers can enter the 18th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree by calling the USMTS office at (515) 832-7944 or download the entry form at http://usmts.com/ClientFiles/EntryForms/usmts-entry-20160922-24(1).pdf.

Fan may purchase tickets online at www.deercreekspeedway.com or by calling toll-free 877-DCS-RACE.

For those unfortunate souls unable to attend the 18th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree in person, the entire event from the first lap of the first heat until the last checkered flag waves will be broadcast live via pay-per-view by RacinDirt.com.

The Deer Creek Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval which sits on 60 acres with one of Americas most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and an adjoining campground. For track or campground info, call 507-346-2342 or email info@deercreekspeedway.com.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Hughes, Dillard tangle for USMTS title in Featherlite Fall Jamboree opener

September 13th, 2016

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.– Jason Hughes won all three regional titles this season and has led the points through all but one night during the 16 events so far in the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup, but a tight race exists going into the final points race of the season.

When the checkered flag drops on opening night of the Featherlite Fall Jamboree on Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Deer Creek Speedway, the USMTS will crown its 18th national champion and Hughes leads Dillard by a mere 10 points entering the finale while Sanders is 49 markers out of first place with an outside chance of scoring his third USMTS crown.

While Dillard and Hughes have competed in every USMTS event in 2016, Sanders missed 10 point races throughout the campaign. By merely showing up at those events, the deficit going into next Thursdays crown jewel event would be eight points or less.

Amazingly, the difference between Hughes and Sanders entering last season’s finale was four points. It doesn’t get much closer than that.

Many scenarios exist for how the points could shake out, but one thing is for sure: a win by Hughes seals his third USMTS national championship. Should Dillard win, Hughes would likely have to finish second to secure the crown.

The difference between first and third place in the main event is 10 points. A win by Dillard and a third-place finish by Hughes leaves the duo tied, with Dillard claiming the crown via the first tie-breaker of most wins during the Hunt.

Dillard has four. Hughes has three.

Of course this is assuming Hughes does not score one bonus point by leading at least one lap. If he does, however, and finishes third behind Dillard then Hughes would win by one point.

But leading the most laps in the A Main also awards two additional bonus points. Go ahead and start working through the math on that one, and then start working your way back through the field and the possible outcomes are seemingly infinite.

Sanders, on the other hand, needs a lot of help.

As the top two in the standings, Hughes and Dillard are guaranteed at least provisional starting spots. That means the least amount of points each will earn is 50. Therefore, Sanders basically has to win while Hughes and Dillard experience early-race trouble and wind up outside the top 20 in the final run down.

While Hughes and Sanders are both chasing a third USMTS national championship, this would be the first for Dillard who claimed top rookie honors just two seasons ago.

Hughes was the United States Modified Touring Series Rookie of the Year in 2001.

The 18th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree takes place Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 22-24, at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn. USMTS drivers will be racing for $5,000 to win the first two nights and a big $10,000 paycheck on Saturday.

Fridays and Saturdays Modified program will be co-sanctioned by the USMTS and USRA, with USRA national points awarded both nights.

Drivers can enter by calling the USMTS office at (515) 832-7944 or download the entry form at http://usmts.com/ClientFiles/EntryForms/usmts-entry-20160922-24(1).pdf.

Fan may purchase tickets online at www.deercreekspeedway.com or by calling toll-free 877-DCS-RACE.

For fans unable to attend the 18th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree in person, the entire event from the first lap of the first heat until the last checkered flag waves will be broadcast live via pay-per-view by RacinDirt.com.

The Deer Creek Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval which sits on 60 acres with one of Americas most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and an adjoining campground. For track or campground info, call 507-346-2342 or email info@deercreekspeedway.com.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Panos, Bryant collect USRA Iron Man Series hardware at Deer Creek Speedway

September 7th, 2016

SPRING VALLEY, Minn– Seventy USRA Iron Man Series cars and drivers invaded the Deer Creek Speedway Saturday for the 11th Annual Barclay Landscaping Labor Day Dual.

As fans of The Creek have become accustomed to, the Holley USRA Stock Car main event was another barn-burner.

Three different drivers led during the first five laps of the race until Lynn Panos of Calmar, Iowa, claimed the top spot with six laps complete in the 20-lapper.

Although Panos was able to lead the final 14 laps and collect the $750 prize, he was never able to get comfortable with Derek Green, Mitch Hovden and Iron Man points leader Kyle Falck shadowing him.

Looking for his third straight Iron Man Series win, Green executed a slide job on the leader on the final lap but it was to no avail as Panos drove by to take the win while Green spun out of contention.

Hovden and Falck came home second and third while early leaders Steve Meyer and Ned Kalis completed the top five.

Shawn Peter, Andy Altenburg, Calvin Lange, 26th-starting Nathan Wood and Derek Dettmann rounded out the top 10.

In the Out-Pace USRA B-Mod 20-lap nightcap, defending USRA national champ Andy Bryant of Fort Scott, Kan., swiped the lead from Kadden Kath on the eighth lap and then cruised to his fourth Iron Man Series win of the season.

Ninth-starting Jon Van Minsel held off 13th-starting Cole Queensland for the runner-up honors, with Jim Chisholm finishing fourth and J.T, Wasmund in fifth. Kath, Kaleb Lienhard, points leader Cole Denner, Alex Williamson and Andrew Bleess were sixth through tenth, respectively.

The Labor Day Weekend wraps up Sunday at the Cresco Speedway in Cresco, Iowa, for the 13th Annual Cresco Bowl with both the Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods once again joining the USMTS Modifieds.

USRA Hobby Stocks will also be in competition with hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing at 6:30.

Tickets are $17 for adults 18 years old and up, $10 for youth ages 13-17 and admission is free for children 12 years of age and under. Pit passes are $30 per person.

Fans can get coupons good for $2 off adult general admission at Casey’s General Stores locations in Cresco, Decorah, Lime Springs, New Hampton, Ossian and Waukon. The Cresco Speedway is located 2 blocks north of SR 9 on SW 7th. Race day info is available by calling (563) 547-3400 or at www.mhcfair.com.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv.

Sanders dashes to Deer Creek victory

September 6th, 2016

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.- Rodney Sanders was the class of the 58-car field Saturday as the United States Modified Touring Series completed its first feature race of 2016 at the Deer Creek Speedway. With two rain-outs this season, it was nearly a year since the series last visited the popular high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval for last seasons Featherlite Fall Jamboree.

From the outside of the front row, Steve Wetzstein grabbed control of the 42-lap main event the 93rd staged here in the 18-year history of the USMTS. Wetzstein, who won the second-ever USMTS race at The Creek on June 19, 2002, remained in command for 17 laps before Sanders blasted into the lead and then pulled away for his tenth win of the year and third during the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental.

The $3,000 victory kept Sanders title hopes alive, but his nearest rival in the standings Cade Dillard raced his way into the runner-up position after starting 13th on the grid. Lucas Schott started next to Dillard in the seventh row and followed him to the finish line in the third position while polesitter Craig Thatcher was fourth and Jesse Sobbing third in the 11th Annual Barclay Landscaping Labor Day Dual. Points leader Jason Hughes, who started 16th, came across the finish line in sixth with Zack VanderBeek, Jason Cummins, Jake Hartung and Nate Wasmund rounding out the top 10.

In the battle to become the 2016 USMTS national champion, Hughes now leads Dillard by a scant 11 points (1913 to 1902) with Sanders another 45 markers back in third. Sobbing (1833), VanderBeek (1803), Johnny Scott (1662), Joe Duvall (1529), Dereck Ramirez (1510), Cody Bauman (1421) and Brock Bauman (1415) round out the top 10 with two points races remaining. The Labor Day Weekend wraps up Sunday at the Cresco Speedway in Cresco, Iowa, for the 13th Annual USMTS Cresco Bowl and the next-to-last event in the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental.

This will be the 21st time the USMTS has churned the Mighty Howard County Fairgrounds clay. Mike Spaulding won the first-ever race here in 2002 and Rodney Sanders was the most recent winner during last years Hunt for the Caseys Cup. In between, the checkered flag has waved for Kelly Shryock nine times and twice for Jason Krohn and Al Hejna. One-time winners include Alan Mondus, Zack VanderBeek, Corey Dripps and Jason Hughes.

The Iron Man Series featuring Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods will once again be a part of the program, along with USRA Hobby Stocks. Hot laps begin at 6 p.m. with racing at 6:30. Tickets are $17 for adults 18 years old and up, $10 for youth ages 13-17 and admission is free for children 12 years of age and under. Pit passes are $30 per person. Fans can get coupons good for $2 off adult general admission at Casey’s General Stores locations in Cresco, Decorah, Lime Springs, New Hampton, Ossian and Waukon.

Joe Duvall and his AMP Energy USMTS Modified will be on hand for a meet n greet with fans at the Casey’s General Store located at 601 2nd Ave. SW in Cresco (just a few blocks from the track) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday. To find the Casey’s General Store nearest you, visit www.caseys.com.

The Cresco Speedway is located 2 blocks north of SR 9 on SW 7th. Race day info is available by calling (563) 547-3400 or at www.mhcfair.com.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Road to USMTS national championship winds through Southern Minnesota, Northern Iowa over Labor Day Weekend

September 3rd, 2016

FAIRMONT, Minn. — Just five races remain to determine the 2016 USMTS national champion, and four of those happen this Labor Day Weekend, Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 1-4.

The Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental resumes Thursday at the Fairmont Raceway in Fairmont, Minn., with a power-packed tripleheader that also brings the Iron Man Series featuring Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods to the 50-year-old Martin County Fairgrounds half-mile of dirt.

Past winners at Fairmont include Mark Noble, Kelly Shryock, Ryan Gustin, Jason Hughes, Ryan Gustin, Ryan Ruter, Johnny Scott, Rodney Sanders and, most recently, Jason Krohn.

Gates open at 5 p.m. for the 9th Annual KEVKO Summer Spectacular presented by State Bank of Fairmont and Bill & Sandy Johnson with hot laps at 7 and racing at 7:30. Adult tickets are $20, kids ages 11-16 are $10 and children 10 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $35. Race fans can find commemorative coupons good for $2 off adult tickets at Caseys General Stores locations in Fairmont, Sherburn, Trimont, Truman, Welcome and Winnebago, as well as Armstrong, Iowa.

Cody Bauman and his Sour Patch Kids USMTS Modified will be on hand for a meet n greet with fans at the Casey’s General Store located at 202 E. Blue Earth in Fairmont (about 2 miles from the track) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday. To find the Caseys General Store nearest you, visit www.caseys.com.

The Fairmont Raceway is a high-banked half-mile dirt oval located at 1300 N Bixby Rd, Fairmont, MN 56031. Drive 1.0 mile south of I-90 (exit 99) on CR 39 (at the Martin County Fairgrounds). For more information, call (507) 382-4531 or visit www.fairmontraceway.com online.

Friday, Sept. 2, finds the USMTS touring titans at the Chateau Raceway in Lansing, Minn., with Out-Pace USRA B-Mods, Midwest Mods and Street Stocks completing the four-division card.

Earlier this summer, Lucas Schott picked up his second career USMTS victory when leader Zack VanderBeek blew a right rear tire with two laps to go.

Former track champion Brandon Davis is a three-time winner in USMTS competition here while Jason Hughes, Tommy Myer and Jon Tesch have each won twice. Other past winners include Kelly Shryock, Ryan Gustin, Rodney Sanders, Joey Jensen, Mike Sorensen, Jason Krohn, Tim Donlinger, Doug Hillson and Mike Chasteen, who captured the first event here on June 28, 2001.

Gates open at 5 p.m. and hot laps begin at 6:30 with racing to follow. General admission spectator tickets are $18 and kids ages 12 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $35. Race fans can find commemorative coupons good for $2 off adult tickets at Caseys General Stores locations in Austin and Blooming Prairie.

Mike Jergens and his Snickers USMTS Modified will be on hand for a meet n greet with fans at the Caseys General Store located at 1702 12th St. SW in Austin (about 8 miles from the track) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday. To find the Caseys General Store nearest you, visit www.caseys.com.

The Chateau Raceway is located 5.0 miles north of Austin on US 218 to the Lansing Exit, then 1.3 miles east on CR 2, then 0.4 mile south on CR 25, then 0.3 mile east. For more information, call (507) 272-8906 or (507) 440-3680 and visit www.chateauraceway.net online.

On Saturday, Sept. 3, the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup invades the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., for the 11th Annual Barclay Landscaping Labor Day Dual.

This will be the 93rd feature race held at the popular high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval since Kelly Shryock won the first-ever race on May 25, 2002, this is the series first visit of the 2016 campaign.

Defending USMTS national champion Jason Hughes swept last years Featherlite Fall Jamboree and has won four of last five contests with a series-best 14 career victories at The Creek. Rain won the last attempt to race here in July.

Kelly Shryock is second on the all-time list with 10 wins here while Rodney Sanders has collected seven checkered flags. Tim Donlinger and Terry Phillips have five wins each; Ryan Gustin, Jason Cummins and Brad Waits have four apiece; and Zack VanderBeek, Joey Jensen and Brandon Davis have each won three times.

Two-time winners include Corey Dripps, Jason Krohn, Ryan Ruter and Stormy Scott. Drivers who have visited Widow Wax Victory Lane at the Deer Creek Speedway once include Mark Noble, Steve Wetzstein, Darin Walker, Tony Fraise, Dan Daniels, Chad Kinder, Mark Burgtorf, Brad McEwan, Randy Timms, Dean Mahlstedt, Tommy Myer, Mike Sorensen, Mike Spaulding, Dan Chapman, Les Duellman, Mike Hejna, Steve Arpin, Jon Tesch, Jordan Grabouski, Jeremy Payne, Craig Thatcher and Lucas Schott.

Gates open at 3:30 p.m. for Saturday’s blockbuster with hot laps at 5:30 racing at 6. The Iron Man Series featuring Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods will also be on the card, along with Wissota Street Stocks and Midwest Mods.

General admission spectator tickets are $20 and kids ages 12 and under get in for $5. Pit passes are $35. Race fans can find commemorative coupons good for $2 off adult tickets at Caseys General Stores locations in Lime Springs, Preston, Rochester and Stewartville.

Brock Bauman and his Sour Patch Kids USMTS Modified will be on hand for a meet n greet with fans at the Caseys General Store located at 605 S. Main St. in Stewartville (about 9 miles from the track) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. To find the Caseys General Store nearest you, visit www.caseys.com.

The Deer Creek Speedway is located of off I-90 at exit 209, then 11.3 miles south on US 63 (0.7 mile north of SR 16). For more information, call toll-free 877-327-7223 and check out www.deercreekspeedway.com online.

The four-night Labor Day Weekend swing wraps up on Sunday, Sept. 4, at the Mighty Howard County Fairgrounds in Cresco, Iowa, for the 13th Annual USMTS Cresco and the next-to-last event in the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental.

This will be the 21st time the USMTS has churned the Cresco Speedway clay. Mike Spaulding won the first-ever race here in 2002 and Rodney Sanders was the most recent winner during last years Hunt for the Caseys Cup. In between, the checkered flag has waved for Kelly Shryock nine times and twice for Jason Krohn and Al Hejna. One-time winners include Alan Mondus, Zack VanderBeek, Corey Dripps and Jason Hughes.

The Iron Man Series featuring Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods will once again be a part of the program, along with USRA Hobby Stocks. Hot laps begin at 6 p.m. with racing at 6:30.

Tickets are $17 for adults 18 years old and up, $10 for youth ages 13-17 and admission is free for children 12 years of age and under. Pit passes are $30 per person. Fans can get coupons good for $2 off adult general admission at Casey’s General Stores locations in Cresco, Decorah, Lime Springs, New Hampton, Ossian and Waukon.

Joe Duvall and his AMP Energy USMTS Modified will be on hand for a meet n greet with fans at the Caseys General Store located at 601 2nd Ave. SW in Cresco (just a few blocks from the track) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday. To find the Caseys General Store nearest you, visit www.caseys.com.

The Cresco Speedway is located 2 blocks north of SR 9 on SW 7th. Race day info is available by calling (563) 547-3400 or at www.mhcfair.com.

Jason Hughes won three regional titles this season and has led the points through all but one night during the Hunt for the Caseys Cup, but a tight race exists among the top four drivers.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Chisholm Collects First USRA B-Mod Feature

August 31st, 2016

Spring Valley MN, -The season quickly came to an end tonight with the Season Championship at the speedway.
After being plagued by rainouts throughout the season and cool, cloudy evening greeted the fans with almost perfect track conditions. Racing action was presented by Vestas, Ag Power and Ag Star Financial for the evening.

Tammy Soma Clark jumped out front at the start of the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds with Casey Trom moving quickly into second. With Two down Trom took over the top spot with Billy Steinberg and Jared Boumeester battling for second. Trom looked strong up front until Boumeester started to reel her in and on lap nine took over the top spot. Nick Koehler and Robbie Franklin battled through the pack to take over the second and third spots late in the race. At the finish it was Boumeester with the win, Koehler, Franklin, Trom and Steinberg rounded out the top five. Robbie Franklin took home the championship with Ryan Goergen, Garitt Wytaske, Casey Trom
and Don Schaefer rounding out the top five in the final standings. 54 WISSSOTA Midwest modifieds raced at the speedway this year.

The KIK Graphics WISSOTA Street Stocks took a couple tries before getting the race going on the night. Noah Grinstead jumped out front early with Kyle King and Travis Krause battling for the second spot early on. By lap three the top five were in a tight battle. Lap seven saw Krause and Grinstead battling for the top spot while Mike Blowers came up to challenge them. Nine down and Blowers took over the top spot and ran home with the win. Grinstead, Danny Richards, Blake Adams and Ryan Jacobsen rounded out the top five after starting thirteenth on the field. Blowers took home the track championship for the fifth time over Richards, Schwebach, Kory Adams and King. 29 WISSOTA Street Stocks raced at the speedway in 2016.

Bill Stettner led early in the Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA USRA B-Modifieds with Jeff Brauer in second and Jim Chisholm in third. Behind him Cole Queensland, Kadden Kath and Cole Denner were three wide for the fourth spot. With four complete Chisholm made a strong move and jumped into the top spot. Four laps later Queensland moved into the second spot but Chisholm was out to a three-quarter straight lead. Trevor Fecht was on a terror as he worked into the third spot on lap twelve after starting fifteenth on the field. A late race caution bunched the field up behind Chisholm for a green/white/checker dash but Chisholm was not to be denied on the night and the 13 year old took home his first feature win of the season and of his young career. Queensland, Fecht, Stettner and Jeff Brauer rounded out the top five. Cole Queesland took home the championship over Alex Williamson, Chisholm, Brandon Hare and Dustin Kruse. 87 USRA B-modifieds checked into the speedway over the season to test the highly competitive waters in the class.

Kevin Hager blasted out front in the Olympic Fire WISSOTA Super Stock feature event with a three wide race for the third spot. With three down Danny Richards hooked up on the high side and blasted around into second. With four down D. Richards, Hager and Tommy Richards were three wide for the lead. Tommy Richards took the spot with Danny hanging close until lap twelve when Jeff Brauer caught up and moved past him for the second spot. At the finish it was Tommy Richards with the win, followed by Brauer, Danny Richards, Hager and Neil Eckhart. Brauer took home the track title ahead of Tommy Richards, Eckhart, Hager and Jon Jensen in the top five. 23 WISSOTA Super Stocks tested the track in the 2016 season.

Keith Foss and Jake Timm led the field to the green in the NAPA AutoCare USRA Modifieds with Timm taking over the top spot on lap two. Nate Wasmund and Adam Hensel sat in the top five early. Jason Cummins moved into the top five on lap nine and quickly moved into the third spot but Wasmund wasn’t going to let him have it easy and moved back into third the next lap. Timm started to pull away on lap twelve while Wasmund and Foss battled for the second spot. Lucas Schott moved into fourth on lap sixteen after starting in the fifteenth spot. With twenty down the leaders started to work lapped traffic with the top three running nose to tail through the back markers. At the finish it was Timm with his first win in the USRA Modifieds at the speedway. Foss, Wasmund, Schott and Josh Angst rounded out the top five at the finish. Josh Angst came home with the championship ahead of Jason Cummins Brandon Davis, Jake Timm and Lucas Schott. 63 USRA modifieds checked into the speedway during the 2016 racing season.

Next up for the speedway is the annual Labor Day Duel featuring the USMTS modifieds, Iron Man B-Mods and Stock Cars along with the WISSOTA Street Stocks and Midwest Modifieds on Saturday Septemeber 3

August 20th Events Cancelled at The Creek

August 22nd, 2016

SPRING VALLEY, MN – All events scheduled for Saturday, August 20, 2016 have been cancelled. Speedway officials have been forced to pull the pin due to current wet conditions.

The action will pick back up next Saturday, August 27th. For more information visit us online at www.deercreekspeedway.com or “LIKE” our Facebook Page. You can also follow us on Twitter @DeerCreekSpeed (#TheCreek) or on our YouTube channel.

USMTS invades Deer Creek Speedway Saturday for final RealTruck.com Northern Region races

July 30th, 2016

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa — The United States Modified Touring Series begins the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental in just two weeks, but two nights of unfinished business remain before the battle to become the 2016 USMTS National Champion begins.

Postponed by rain back on Memorial Day Weekend, the stars and cars of the USMTS will a pair of Gopher State gems this Saturday, July 30, to close the door on the RealTruck.com Northern Region presented by Day Motor Sports.

Former track champion Brandon Davis is a three-time winner in USMTS competition here while Jason Hughes, Tommy Myer and Jon Tesch have each won twice. Other past winners include Kelly Shryock, Ryan Gustin, Rodney Sanders, Joey Jensen, Mike Sorensen, Jason Krohn, Tim Donlinger, Doug Hillson and Mike Chasteen who captured the first
event at the Chateau Raceway on June 28, 2001.

Saturday, July 30, the USMTS Caseys Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental invades the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., for the 14th Annual A&A Electric & Underground Southern Minnesota Spring Challenge.

Although this will be the 93rd feature race held at the popular high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval since Kelly Shryock won the first-ever race on May 25, 2002, this is the series’ first visit of the 2016 campaign.

Defending USMTS national champion Jason Hughes swept last years Featherlite Fall Jamboree and has won four of last five contests with a series-best 14 career victories at The Creek.

Kelly Shryock is second on the all-time list with 10 wins here while Rodney Sanders has collected seven checkered flags. Tim Donlinger and Terry Phillips have five wins each; Ryan Gustin, Jason Cummins and Brad Waits have four apiece; and Zack VanderBeek, Joey Jensen and Brandon Davis have each won three times.

Two-time winners include Corey Dripps, Jason Krohn, Ryan Ruter and Stormy Scott. Drivers who have visited Widow Wax Victory Lane at the Deer Creek Speedway once include Mark Noble, Steve Wetzstein, Darin Walker, Tony Fraise, Dan Daniels, Chad Kinder, Mark Burgtorf, Brad McEwan, Randy Timms, Dean Mahlstedt, Tommy Myer, Mike
Sorensen, Mike Spaulding, Dan Chapman, Les Duellman, Mike Hejna, Steve Arpin, Jon Tesch, Jordan Grabouski, Jeremy Payne, Craig Thatcher and Lucas Schott.

Gates open at 4 p.m. for Saturdays blockbuster with racing at 6 p.m. Wissota Midwest Mods, Wissota Street Stocks and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods round out the four-division program.

The Deer Creek Speedway is located of off I-90 at exit 209, then 11.3 miles south on US 63 (0.7 mile north of SR 16). For more information, call toll-free 877-327-7223 and check out www.deercreekspeedway.com online.

Jason Hughes recently wrapped up his second regional title of the season, and leads the RealTruck.com Northern Region title chase into the doubleheader weekend.

The top 15 in final points and any other drivers with perfect attendance in the RealTruck.com Northern Region will lock themselves into this year’s Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup.

Other drivers outside of the current top 15 that are still mathematically alive to earn a berth in the Hunt this weekend are Mike Densberger, Ricky Thornton Jr., Cory Crapser, Clayton Wagamon, Jake Timm, Jason Thoennes and Scott Bintz.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

July 23rd Events Cancelled at The Creek

July 24th, 2016

SPRING VALLEY, MN – All events scheduled for July 23rd at Deer Creek Speedway and Button Buck Speedway have been cancelled due to the recent precipitation, the extreme heat conditions and the pending forecast.

The action will pick back up next Saturday, July 30th as the United States Modified Touring Series visits the speedway for the first time in 2016 for the 14th annual A&A Electric and Underground Southern MN Spring Challenge.

The Slingshots will kick off the afternoon events on Button Buck Speedway at 3:00. Fans are urged to come out early and watch the future stars and their cars tackle the 1/5 mile bull ring.

The action will heat up on Deer Creek Speedway at 6:00 and will feature the USMTS Modifieds who will be chasing after a $3,000 payday. The Out-Pace USRA B-Mods, Holley USRA Stock Cars and the WISSOTA Polydome Dirt Track Series Street Stocks will also be in action. Please note that the only class receiving track points for this event will be the WISSOTA Street Stocks.

Adult grandstand tickets are $18, kids 12 & under are $5. Pit gates opens at 2:00, grandstands open at 4:00, hot laps are at 5:30 and racing action will start at 6:00. For more information visit us online at www.deercreekspeedway.com or “LIKE” our Facebook Page. You can also follow us on Twitter @DeerCreekSpeed (#TheCreek) or on our YouTube channel.

Eckhart Snares Third In A Row At The Creek

July 19th, 2016

Spring Valley, MN: The Minnesota Corn Growers Association presented “Tasseldega Nights” at Deer Creek Speedway. The event was also presented by Ag Power Enterprises, BK Millriight and Adams Graphix. This night’s racing program offered free admission to the speedway for everyone in attendance. The facility was packed
to the gills on am absolutely beautiful night for racing. A field of 114-race cars checked in to perform for the huge crowd.

The first of five main events on the track was the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds. Twenty-four cars took the green flag for the 18-lap race and outside poke sitter Robbie Franklin shot to the lead. Franklin was followed by Antonio Pintaro while Garitt Wytaske, Jason Born and ninth starter Jared Boumeester went three wide for third.

Boumeester shot to third on lap two and then challenged Pintaro for second. Bonnie Jablonske nailed the turn three wall to bring out the caution,. Franklin led the pack to the green, but Boumeester pounced to blow by both Pintato and Franklin to take the lead. Jason Born slipped past Pintaro for third while Garitt Wytaske worked the highside. Boumeester glided to his third win of the season with Franklin second and Born third. Ryan Goergen drove to the fourth spot and Brad Seavers shuffled Pintato and Wytaske out of the top five.

The KIK Graphics & Printing Street Stocks were led to the green by Travis Krause and JR Jones. Mike Blowers wasted no time to take the lead in lap one as Krause, Blake Adams and Danny Richards were three wide for second. Adams zoomed to second and Richards took over third on lap four. The race up front heated uo when the top four closed in on each other.

Blowers held the lead but Krause stormed back to second and was right on the leader. Blowers and Krause were side-by-side for the lead on lap 12 with Richards close behind them, Blowers ran the low line and Krause was up top as they continued to duke it out up front. Blowers then slid up to the top and Krause crossed over and went downstairs.

Blowers led the rest of the way to score his fourth win of the season and 12th overall this season. Richards snuck past Krause to claim the second spot. Krause wound up third with Blake Adams fourth and Bernie Adams rounded out the top five.

Alex Williamson led lap number one in the Dirt Doctor Trucking USRA B-Mod feature. Brandon Hare and Cole Queensland gave chase early on as they race for second. Queensland disposed of Hare and then stormed to the lead on lap three. Williamson then had his hands full with Hare for second. Hare got the spot just before the races only caution flag.

Queensland was challenged a couple of times by Hare but was up to the challenge. Queensland drove on for his fourth win of the year. Hare came home in second with Williamson in third. Dustin Kruse made a late race charge to fourth and Parker Hale took fifth on the final lap.

The 20-lap Olympic Fire Protection WISSOTA Super Stock feature was a dandy, Kevin Hager and Jon Duffy led the 14-car pack to the green flag A scary moment happened on lap one when Dylan Kromschroeder spun in turn four and caught Harland Morehart’s car. Morehart spun, hit the infield berm and rolled over. After several tense moments the 78-year old Morehart was deemed to be alright after the tumble much to the delight of the huge crowd.

When the race resumed, Tommy Richards drove past Duffy for second and chased Hager up front. Richards took the lead from Hager on lap four while Neil Eckhart cracked the top five. Danny Richards vaulted past Hager for second and tried to catch his brother Tommy up front. Brandon Duellman and Jeff Brauer were also in the mix when the top five ran in tight formation.

Eckhart and Duellman continued to move towards the front and slipped past Danny Richards to race for second. Eckhart got past Duellman for second on lap 10, but things remained tight up front. Eckhart and Duellman caught Tommy Richards and all of a sudden were three wide for the lead.

Duellman was scored the leader on lap 12, but Eckhart rebounded on lap 14 to claim the lead. Duellman then had Jeff Brauer to deal with for second. Eckhart led the rest of the way for his fourth win of the season and his third win in a row at the speedway. Brauer edged Duellman for second with Tommy Richards fourth and Hager in the top five.

Jacob Dahle led the initial laps of the NAPA Auto Care Centers USRA Modified feature. Dahle was followed by Josh Angst and Lucas Schott. There were two quick yellows to sow the race and keep things close up front. On a restart, Dahle, Schott and Angst went three abreast up front with Schott now in the lead.

Angst drove up to challenge Schott for the lead on lap five while Brad Waits passed Dahle for third. Angst took the lead on lap six and pulled away. Even through lapped traffic, Angst was flawless and went unchallenged to the checkered flag. It was Angst’s third win of the season while Schott finished in second. Waits had a good run in third with tenth starter Jake Timm in fourth and Dahle was fifth.

Richards & Glenz Take Top Honors at NAPA Gopher 50

July 11th, 2016

Spring Valley, MN – It was a glorious day for racing at Deer Creek Speedway for the 37th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Gopher 50. This year’s event was once again presented by NAPA Auto Parts, NAPA Auto Care Centers, Miner’s Outdoor & Rec and the Blooming Prairie Lions. There were all sorts of ore-race activities for race fans to take in. There was the NAPA Tailgate Tent where games were played and prizes handed out. Ron Capps NHRA Funny Car was on display for everyone to take a look at. A driver autograph session was held and fans got a great opportunity to meet their favorite driver. Also free Pepsi products and popcorn were available to munch on.

A great field of 36-World Of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models were in attendance which was the largest field for this race since 2010. Billy Moyer Jr. led the first two laps until 2011 Gopher 50 champion Josh Richards made his move. Richards grabbed the lead and opened up a big advantage. The race for third heated up when defending World Of Outlaws point champion Shane Clanton raced Boom Briggs for the position. Rick Eckert who made his 500th career start was right on their tails. While Richards drove away, Clanton slipped to third and brought Eckert with him to fourth. They then set after Moyer Jr. for second. The race would have five yellows, but it did not matter for Richards he and his car were just that good on thiis night. Both Clanton and Eckert got by Moyer Jr. for second and third and then had a great race for second over the last 15-laps of the race.

Richards cruised to the $11,000 win and his second Gopher 50 championship,it was also his ninth win of the season and 67th of his career on the World of Outlaws tour. Clanton would hang on for second with Chad Simpson racing his way to fourth while Jimmy Mars would up fifth. A stellar field of 37-NAPA Auto Care Centers USRA Modifieds signed in to battle it out for a possible $4000 payday for the winner. That field was whittled down to a 26-car field for the 30-lap feature. Dustin Sorensen and Jesse Glenz led the pack to the green flag. Nate Wasmund bolted from row two on the start to nab the lead with a three wide procession behind him. Glenz took the lead two laps into it while Zack Vanderbeek raced from eighth to third. Vanderbeek then vaulted to second as Glenz opened up the lead.

The leaders would eventually work their way into lapped traffic. Vanderbeek tried in vain to catch Glenz but was never able to close the gap. Glenz sliced through the lapped cars with ease and was able to hold Vanderbeek at bay.

Eleventh starter Brandon Davis got the high side to work and charged to third late in the race. Defending track champion Josh Angst also worked his way through traffic after he started 13th and had a really good late race run.

Glenz raced on to win the race and take home the $4000 check along with the unique wood carved gopher trophy and Husqvarna chain saw. It was car owner Dale White’s second straight Gopher 50 title as Jimmy Mars drove White’s car to victory in 2015. Vanderbeek would end up in second with Davis in third. Wasmund had a very good run in fourth and Angst’s drive would bring him to fifth on the final lap.

Wasmund Wins Career First, Schaefer Gets Big Win At Deer Creek

July 4th, 2016

Spring Valley, MN-It was an absolute picture perfect evening for racing at Deer Creek Speedway for the annual Firecracker special. The program was presented by Trom Transport, Pfister Seed, BK Millright, Adams Graphix and Charlie’s Auto Repair. There was also a big fireworks display that followed the program by Flashing Thunder. A season high 121-race cars jammed the pit area and a big crowd turned out to witness the fireworks in the sky and on the track.

There was some unfinished business to take care of from last week’s show and that was to complete the NAPA Auto Care Centers USRA Modified feature that was halted after four laps due to rain. The 25-lap race was picked up at that point and defending track champion Josh Angst led the entire race to win his second feature of the season. Angst then reeled off 30-push-ups to raise money for Join The Journey. Jason Cummins finished second with Jake Timm, Brandon Davis and Keith Foss in the top five. After all the heat races were completed the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds rolled on to the track for their 18-lap feature. Twenty-three cars took the green flag with Adam Martinson out front and they fanned out four wide behind him. Don Schaefer zoomed to the lead while Casey Trom advanced up to third. Nick Koehler was on the fly and moved into the top five and quickly jumped to second.

Schaefer was checked out up front while Koehler was some distance behind while Trom and Jared Boumeester had a really good race going for third. The race stayed green and when the leaders got into lapped traffic the race took a dramatic turn. Schaefer came up to put Tyron Friese a lap down but their cars got locked together for just an instant with three laps to go. That allowed Koehler to close on the leader very fast, but Schaefer was able to get separated and maintained the lead. Schaefer held on for his first Deer Creek Speedway win on his daughter Hadley’s birthday. Koehler finished in second with Boumeester third, Clark Swartz finished fourth and Trom was fifth.

JR Jones took the early lead in the KIK Graphics & Printing WISSOTA Street Stocks with Kyle King and Mike Blowers in tow. Jones would trigger a caution that would involve several cars and forced Blowers out early for the second week in a row. Kyle King assumed the lead with Blake Adams along with Kory Adams close behind. Then Danny Richards made it a four car tussle up front as he challenged the leaders.

The top three ran close and Richards set sail to the lead on lap six. Blake Adams brought out the caution on lap seven and was relegated to the back. Richards took off from there to win his second straight feature. Nick Schwebach raced his way to second with King in third. Kory Adams finished in the fourth spot and Ryan Jacobsen scored his first top five finish in his rookie season.

The Dirt Doctor Trucking USRA B-Mod drivers did a great job this week in their feature race. They have had all sorts of issues in the previous weeks with a lot of yellow flags. Race director Justin Queensland had a special drivers meeting with them before the races and did it ever pay off. Their 18-lap feature went with only one caution flag this week.

JT Wasmund took the lead and was trailed by Andrew Bleess and Nick Wagner. Cole Queenland got to fourth and then to third on lap seven. Kylie Kath charged from ninth and was in the top five on lap nine. Wasmund and Bleess had pulled away a bit, but Queensland reeled them in and Kath moved closed too. The race got the two to go signal when Bleess slid up the track and regained control. Queensland and Kath got together and they spun with the yellow flag waving. Both drivers were knocked from contention and that would set up a wild two-lap dash to the finish. Wasmund led the field to the green with Shaun Walski now second. Walski made a big move in turn two on the final lap and slid up alongside Wasmund. Wasmund who is just 13-years old was unfazed and powered by Walski to hang on to the lead. Wasmund got to the checkered flag first for his first career win. Walski finished in second with Bleess in third. Kadden Kath and Nick Wagner came home fourth and fifth.

The Olympic Fire Protection WISSOTA Super Stock feature looked for a while like it would be a walk in the park for Brandon Duellman. Duellman took the lead from AJ Hoff on lap two and checked out. On lap five Tommy Richards went around to being out the caution. Duellman still took off and at one point had more than a three second lead on the pack. Neil Eckhart got to second on lap five and it really did not look like he had anything for the leader. That was until Duellman got held up a bit while he attempted to put some cars a lap down. Eckhart closed the gap to less than two second and then less than a second. With a couple of laps left, Eckhart was less than a half second off of Duellman.

On the final lap Duellman got pinned behind a lapped car and Eckhart gave it everything he had on the top side of the speedway. Eckhart zoomed around the top and drove by Duellman in turn four while the checkered flag waved to steal the win. It was Eckhart’s second win in a row as Duellman would settle for second. Jeff Brauer finished in third with Dustin Nelson and Hoff in the top five.

Brandon Davis would rocket to the lead from row one and lead the entire 25-lap NAPA Auto Care Centers USRA Modified feature. Davis drove away from the pack and dominated for his third win of the season. Josh Angst settled in for second after and early battle with Bob Timm. Lucas Schott picked up a third place finish on the final lap when he passed Timm. Jason Cummins would get his sixth top five finish of the season.

LaCrosse earns $10,000 for career second Clash at the Creek checkers

June 26th, 2016

LaCrosse held off heavy pressure from two-time defending race winner Mike Mullen to take home the $10,000 payday in the opening installment of the Cheesehead Triple Crown.

LaCrosse earned the pole position for the feature by virtue of passing points during Wednesday qualifying. He quickly showed he was going to be a threat as he pulled away from the field.

Mullen settled into position in second and Kyle Brown into third, with a whole crew running right behind.

Several cautions kept the field together like a close knit family. On each restart, LaCrosse pulled Mullen around the speedway and eventually edged away from the field. Shawn Kilgore and Hunter Marriott battled for third during the middle portion of the race. Kilgore ran the top with Marriott down low.

With 15 circuits remaining, LaCrosse entered lapped traffic and Mullen was able to slowly inch closer to the leader. LaCrosse had to slow down for lapped traffic running the same line, the break Mullen needed to close the gap.

With two laps remaining, Mullen was able to close in on the back bumper of LaCrosse. Mullen tried multiple lanes to try to get past LaCrosse but was never able to make it happen.

LaCrosse kept Mullen on his back bumper as they crossed the finish line. Mullen finished second with Marriott third. Brian Irvine made a late charge to finish fourth after starting 13th and Jeremy Jacobs finished fifth.

LaCrosse was already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Sixty-seven Modified drivers from 10 states vied at Francis Creek.

Five hundred dollar feature winners were Travis Van Straten in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Travis Arenz in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods.

The Cheesehead Triple Crown is at Oshkosh SpeedZone Raceway for the Friday night Battle at the Zone and at Shawano Speedway for the Fury at the Fairgrounds on Saturday.

IMCA Modified main events both nights pay $5,000 to win and are All-Star ballot qualifiers. Both race programs will be broadcast by IMCA.TV.

Races Scheduled for Saturday, June 4th have been cancelled.

June 7th, 2016

SPRING VALLEY, MN – All events scheduled for Saturday, June 4th have been cancelled.

Track officials were forced to make the call due to the amount of rainfall the grounds have received throughout the past week, the storm that passed through early in the afternoon and the pending forecast.

Let’s hope Mother Nature get’s this out of her system soon so we can get back to racing next week!

The Brooms Come Out At The Creek

May 25th, 2016

Spring Valley, MN-After almost wintry conditions cancelled racing last weekend, the weather was spectacular
for Jones True Value night at Deer Creek Speedway. A season high 117 race cars signed in the back gate and four drivers got the broom out with clean sweeps when they won both their heat race and feature event.

The WISSOTA Polydome Dirt Track Series Midwest Modifieds were on the track first for their 18-lap feature race. Ron Jablonske and Billy Steinberg brought the 17-car field to the green flag. Steinberg would lead early on while Don Schaefer worked to second. Jablonske and Tony Schill got alongside Schaefer and they were three abreast behind Steinberg. Robbie Franklin ran the top shelf and worked his way into the top five from row four.Schaefer got back to second as Schill was now third with Franklin right on him.

Another car fans kept their eyes on was Dan Wheeler. Wheeler started 16th and cracked the top five on lap six. Schaefer challenged and then took the lead from Steinberg on lap six and Franklin zoomed by Schill and then Steinberg for second. Both Schaefer and Franklin ran the extreme high groove right up on the wall while the laps continued to click off. The lead duo closed in on the back of the field with a couple of laps left. Schaefer went to the low side to pass the slower car and slid up the track in turn four on lap 15. Franklin’s car stuck to the bottom and he stole the lead away. Franklin would cruise from there to score his second win of the season. Schaefer ended up in second place with Schill in third. Wheeler’s solid charge found him fourth at the checkered flag and Steinberg finished fifth.

Another solid field of 20-KIK Graphics & Printing WISSOTA Street Stocks got ready for their 18-lap feature with Mike Chisholm and Zach Elward in row one. Elward jumped to the lead with Durand Peterson vlose behind. Chisholm would spin on lap two and triggered a caution. On the restart Mike Blowers challenged Peterson for second and Kyle King raced Kory Adam for fourth. King then snuck up and made it three wide with Blowers and Peterson for second.

A yellow on lap six would slow the pace and set up a torrid restart up front. Blowers charged to the inside of Elward and snagged the lead and King followed along to second. Danny Richards made things interesting late in the race with a top side run into the top five. Blowers drove on for the clean sweep and his second win of the season for his 23rd-career win which ties him for second in Street Stock wins with Travis Krause. King finished a strong second and Richards’ charge took him to third. Peterson finished in the fourth spot and Elward was fifth.

The Dirt Doctor Trucking USRA B-Mods ran five heats and two b-mains to whittle a 39-car field to the 26-car field that started the feature. Miah Christensen took the lead with polesitter Dustin Kruse in second. There would be a yellow on lap four for a four car incident. On the restart a big melee took place in turn one that completely blocked the track and brought out the red flag.

Christensen was solid up front through the race and Kylie Kath got to second with Jim Chisholm and Cole Queensland behind them. Then on lap 12 all heck broke loose on the backstretch into turn three. The pack behind the core lead group was in a tight pack. One car bounced off the wall and a violent crash ensued. At least eight cars were involved and several with heavily damaged. A 25-minute red flag period was in effect to clean up the crash scene. When the race started again there was a pile-up on the start which involved another eight cars in turn four. The race did eventually get back under green and Christensen earned his first win and the sweep at Deer Creek after several years of racing here. Queensland would finish in second with Kath in third. Jon VanMinsel was fourth and Alex Williamson rounded out the top five.

After the marathon USRA B-Mod main the Olympic Fire Protection WISSOTA Super Stocks came out and went 20-laps caution free. Schatney Sanders led early on but Kevin Hager took the lead away on lap four. Seventh starter Jeff Brauer was third on lap four a reeled in the leaders. Brauer drove to the inside of Hager and Sanders and they were three wide for the lead. Brauer secured the lead on lap six and scooted away for the clean sweep and his second win of the season and 49th career win which moved him past Mark Teske for third in total all-time wins at the speedway. Danny Richards made a late race charge to second with Hager, Neil Eckhart and Sanders in the top five.

A huge field of 31-NAPA Auto Care Centers USRA Modifieds raced their way into the 26-car starting field for their $1000 to win 25-lap main event. Levi Nielsen and Keith Foss led the pack to the green flag. Foss and Steve Wetzstein battled for the lead but a quick yellow slowed things down. The green flag came out and we were three wide up front with Foss, Wetzstein and Jake Timm. Timm stole the lead on lap four, but Foss came right back on the top of the track to challenge. They went door-to-door on laps five through seven. Josh Angst got by Wetzstein for third and Lucas Schott cracked the top five after he started in row six. Jason Cummins came alive on the cushion and he moved to fourth.

Timm and Foss had a terrific race up front still side-by-side and they swapped the lead a couple of times. Foss led lap 11, but Timm returned the favor to steal it back on lap 12. Behind them Schott chugged along on the low side and snuck to theinside of Cummins for fourth. Timm and Foss were again alongside each other bur behind them Schott scooted past Cummins and Angst to take third.

While Timm and Foss battled for the lead, Schott quickly closed and shot past Foss for second on lap 20. Schott continued to charge and drove to the inside of Timm for the lead on lap 21. Schott blew by and took his second win of the year and the sweep also. Timm ended up second and Cummins snuck past Foss for third on the final lap with Brandon Davis fifth.

Dubuque and Deer Creek events postponed

May 16th, 2016

Wheatland, Missouri – Series and track officials with both Dubuque and Deer Creek Speedway’s have postponed the events originally scheduled for this weekend.

Unfavorable weather conditions and a forecast for unseasonably cold temperatures would not make for a good race weekend. Efforts will be made to reschedule these events later on in the year. For all of the latest news and information fans are encouraged to visit the series website at www.MLRARacing.com.

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April 30th Events Cancelled at The Creek; Next Event: Saturday, May 7th

May 1st, 2016

SPRING VALLEY, MN – Throughout the week cool temps and precipitation fell on the grounds of Deer Creek Speedway. Officials met late Friday night to discuss a game plan to get week number two of the season in and as talks went on it came down to one thing.

Saturday morning had to come with sunshine and higher temps to give us a chance. Unfortunately race fans Saturday started with more of the same cool temps, damp conditions and a forecast calling for more of the same.

Because of this officials have been forced to cancel all events scheduled for April 30th.

The action will pick back up next Saturday, May 7th with an afternoon practice session on Button Buck Speedway for the Slingshot division from 3:00-5:00. All five weekly classes will hit the high banks of Deer Creek Speedway at 6:00.

For more information visit us online at www.deercreekspeedway.com or “LIKE” our Facebook Page. You can also follow us on Twitter @DeerCreekSpeed(#TheCreek) or on our YouTube channel.

Deer Creek Speedway – Button Buck SpeedwayCar Show At Clements Chevrolet Saturday, March 26th

March 21st, 2016

SPRING VALLEY, MN — Race season is right around the corner. All the hard work put in by teams over the off season will become evident as they display their hopped-up-hot-rods at the annual pre-season Car Show at Clements Chevrolet, located at the gateway to Apache Mall in Rochester, MN. Doors open to the public at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 26th and runs until 4:00 p.m. FREE pop and hot dogs will be given out while supplies last. Fans will see some of the most high-tech hot-rods ready to tackle the high banks of Deer Creek Speedway and Button Buck Speedway.

The 2016 Deer Creek Speedway clothing line will be released during the show giving fans first shot at the latest Deer Creek swag. Kids can also get an early start on the season. The KIDS CLUB crew will be on hand to sign up new members. The Car Show will be held indoor at Clements. Truck Month is going on at Clements. Look for big savings on Silverado along with Auto Show specials. Anyone who test drives a new or used vehicle during the Car Show will receive two FREE tickets to Deer Creek Speedway!

Teams that are interested in having their car on display are urged to call the Speedway office at 507-754-6107 or email cole@deercreekspeedway.com [mailto:cole@deercreekspeedway.com] to ensure proper accommodations. All classes of cars welcome. This is a great opportunity for teams to give sponsors the exposure they deserve and to showcase the hard work they’ve done during the off-season. Teams are requested to have their cars unloaded by 8:00 a.m. on the day of the show.

Trophies will be awarded in all weekly classes including the Slingshots. Participating drivers will receive two FREE front gate tickets and one FREE pit pass to any regular points race event.

Clements Chevrolet Cadillac, where buying a car is fast, fair & simple, is located at 1000 12th Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902 (Located at the gateway to the Apache Mall). For more information visit us online at www.deercreekspeedway.com or “LIKE” our Facebook Page. You can also follow us on Twitter @DeerCreekSpeed (#TheCreek) or on our YouTube Channel.

Deer Creek Speedway Drivers Award Banquet

November 27th, 2015

Spring Valley MN–The Wicked Moose in Rochester provided a perfect setting for the 2015 addition of the Annual Drivers Award Banquet. A meal was served while drawing and door prizes were handed out thanks to a great group of sponsors and businesses who gave away a ton of great contingency prizes.

After the meal was served a video highlight reel of the 2015 racing season was shown to the large crowd gathered on this special night. Thanks to Scott Gulbranson who put together this great highlight reel of some on track action and the behind the scenes work. Everyone enjoyed watching this great footage.

The first awards to be handed out were some Specialty awards for the Button Buck Speedway which features weekly racing in the Slingshot by Tobias cars. In the KC CLawn Care Pee-Wee Slingshots Toby Kennedy brought home the most improved honor while Braden Brauer took home the honor in the Junior Division. Colby Mann took home the most improved honor in the senior division. Jim Chisholm showed true sportsmanship over the Slingshot season taking home the Sportsmanship award for the 2015 season, while Colin Williams took home the Parent Sportsmanship award.

After a video highlight of the slingshot racing season the championship trophies were awarded. Kolton Brauer of Eyota MN took home the track title in the KC Lawn Care Pee-Wee division ahead of Toby Kennedy, Koby Wagner, Gavin Oldefendt and Brady Boland.

Joe Chisholm of Osage IA and Braden Brauer of Eyota MN tied for the Championship Trophy in the KC Lawn Care Junior Slinghsots ahead of Gage Motl, Hunter Kennedy and Ayden Howard. Jim Chisholm took home the Senior Slingshot title ahead of TiannaMithun, Karlie Wagner, Colby Mann and Tucker Williams

Next up were the Specialty Awards for the Deer Creek Speedway with Bernie Adams taking home the most improved driver in the KIK Graphics WISSOTA Street Stocks. Garritt Wytaske took home the honor in the Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modified division. In the Wagner Trucking USRA B-Modifieds Erik Kanz took home the most improved honors, while Neil Eckhart took home the title in the Brauer Roofing WISSOTA Super Stock Division. Rounding out the Most Improved honors was Joe Horgdal in the NAPA Auto Care USRA Modifieds.

Zach Elward took home he dubious honor of the Hard luck of the year award, while Jacob Bleess took home the Rookie of the Year award over a highly competitive group of rookies who raced this season. Darwyn Karau continued to demonstrate what racing is all about taking home the Sportsman of the year award.

Dan Erickson was on hand from the Minnesota Corn Growers to award the 2015 Ethanol Cup and the Ethanol Appreciation awards. This program was funded by Poet Ethanolof Preston, Absolute Energy of Lyle and the Fillmore County Corn Growers. Drivers participating this year were Dustin Scott, Cole Queensland, Mike Blowers, Brian Fetting, Scott Demmer, Troy Voth, Kadden Kath, Casey Trom, Alex Williamson, Kylie Kath, greg Jensen, AJ Zvorak, Noah Grinstead, John VanMinsel, Mike Chisholm, JT Wasmund, Dereck Clement, Zach Elward, Dustin Kruse and Brad Seavers

The Minnesota Corn Growers then announced Dustin Scott the champion of the 2015 Ethanol Cup which was a final 3 race program for all drivers who ran over 50% ethanol in their race cars. Cole Queensland, Mike Blowers, Brian Fetting and Scott Demmer rounded out the top five in this years version of the Ethanol Cup.

After another fine video program for each class that races at the Speedway put together by Scott Gulbranson the top ten in each division were brought onto the stage to receive their point money and trophies for the top five.

Mike Blowers took home the track championship in the KIK Graphics WISSOTA Street Stocks ahead of Kory Adams, Danny Richards, Nick Schwebach and Bernie Adams.

Cole Queensland took home the honor in the Wagner Trucking USRA B-Modifieds ahead of Erik Kanz, Kylie Kath, Brandon Hare and Alex Williamson.

Dustin Scott took home the title in the Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds ahead of Josh Crary, Jason Born, Garritt Wytaske and Casey Trom.

Tommy Richards took home the 2015 Brauer Roofing WISSOTA Super Stock title over Jeff Brauer, Brian Fetting, Kevin Hager and AJ Hoff.

The Napa Auto Care USRA Modified champion for 2015 was Josh Angst ahead of Jacob Bleess, Joe Horgdal, Joel Alberts and Darwyn Karau. Angst also received a tool box from NAPA for his championship.

Deer Creek Speedway and Button Buck Speedway are now readying for the 2016 season. The schedule of events will be listed on the website so along with tickets for all events so get those holiday presents for your loved ones.

Deer Creek Speedway and Button Buck Speedway teams and drivers to be honored!

November 9th, 2015

SPRING VALLEY, MN -The 2015 Deer Creek Speedway and Button Buck Speedway awards banquet will be held on Saturday, November, 21st at the Wicked Moose in Rochester, MN. Drivers, fans, media and sponsors as are invited to join us in honoring the accomplishments of some of the most talented high-powered pilots in the country. Seating is limited and is expected to sell out so purchase your tickets today. Tickets can be purchased today by clicking here or by calling 1-877-DCS-Race during normal business hours, Monday through Friday between 8:00a.m. and 5:00p.m. (507-754-6107)

Tickets are $30 for Adult meal and $25 for kids meal and include the following.

5:00 – Social Hour: All drivers in attendance will be eligible for additional gifts and door prizes.
6:00 – Meals consisting of Adult – Roast Beef with Sauce, Chicken with Sauce, Potato, Salad, and Dinner Roll – Kids – Chicken Strip Basket
7:00 – Award Ceremony including trophy presentations, year in review videos and comments from our champions.
8:30 – 12:30 Entertainment Live band – Hitchville

Country Inn & Suites Rochester South – Country Inn & Suites will be the host hotel for the banquet with shuttles to and from the Wicked Moose. Mention the “Deer Creek” rate to receive the discounted rate of $87 per night. Call (507) 287-6758 to reserve your room today.

Country Inn & Suites – 77 Woodlake Dr SE, Rochester, MN 55904 – Phone: (507) 287-6758.

http://www.countryinns.com/

Wicked Moose – 1201 Eastgate Dr SE, Rochester, MN 55904

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For more information visit us online at www.deercreekspeedway.com or “LIKE” our Facebook Page. You can also follow us on Twitter @DeerCreekSpeed (#TheCreek) or on our YouTube Channel.

Jason Hughes Takes Second USMTS Title; Makes History at Fall Jamboree

September 30th, 2015

Westville, Oklahoma – Jason Hughes not only claimed his second United States Modified Touring Series championship over the weekend in his West Siloam Pawn #12 Hughes Race Car, but he also made history at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) by becoming the first driver to ever sweep all three nights of the Featherlite Fall Jamboree in the seventeen year history of the event.

“What an incredible weekend it was four team,” Hughes said with a smile. “I may never be able to retire this car because it’s just been perfect. I want to thank my family, my crew, my sponsors, and all of my fans for their never-ending support. This championship is dedicated to them.”

With a four point lead on Rodney Sanders, Jason hoped to bring home his second USMTS National Championship on Thursday night. With ninety-one competitors entered, Hughes stormed to the front in his heat from the 12th starting spot to claim the victory. Starting in 2nd for the feature, Jason Hughes overtook Jason Krohn to score the $5,000 payday along with the USMTS National Championship. Clinching his 9th victory of the season, Hughes was trailed to the finish line by Krohn, Brandon Davis, Kelly Shryock, and Tim Donlinger.

The following night for the USMTS sanctioned 17th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree, Jason Hughes captured a heat race win transferring him into the A-Main with the 12th place starting spot. Battling for a $5,000 payday, Jason Hughes made his move to the lead on the final lap of the race, gaining eleven spots to score his second straight victory of the weekend. Brining his win tally to ten on the season, Jason Hughes outdueled Rodney Sanders, Joe Duvall, Brad Waits, and Stormy Scott in the 40-lap feature event.

Wrapping up the busy, yet successful weekend on Saturday evening, Jason Hughes started in the 12th position in his heat race. Hughes improved eight spots in his heat, edging his way into the main event. With $10,000 on the line, Jason charged to the front of the field to pull off the first ever three-win sweep of the Featherlite Fall Jamboree. Bringing his weekend payday to $20,000, Hughes captured a $10,000 payday on Saturday along with his eleventh victory of the season. Gaining eleven spots in the 50-lap A-Main, Jason Hughes ousted Rodney Sanders, Tim Donlinger, Brad Wiats, and Bobby Malchus in the feature.

Complete results from these events and the latest series’ standings can be found at www.USMTS.com .

The upcoming weekend, October 1st-3rd, will take Jason to one of his favorite tracks as he invades Salina Highbanks Speedway (Pryor, Oklahoma) for the 3rd Annual Sooner Showdown. Thursday night’s program is highlighted by a $1,500-to-win program, while Saturday will post a $2,000 winner’s check, and Saturday will reward the victor with a $2,500 purse. If a driver can win two nights, then they will receive a $1,000 bonus, while a weekend sweep posts a $4,000 bonus. Jason won two of three events in 2014 and will look for a clean sweep this weekend. For more information on the event, please visit www.salinahighbanksspeedway.com .

Jason Hughes would like to thank his sponsors including Cates Recycling, Pig-N-Out, Red Tail Tackle, AFCO Brakes, West Siloam Pawn, Gressel Racing, Hughes Racing Chassis, Mullins Race Engines, D and G Directional Drilling, 45 Pipeline Services, JRI Shocks, Hanson Tire Service, Braka Operating, Sunoco Race Fuels, Mert’s Truck Center, SAEF Custom Finishing, Wheeler Metals Rainbow Graphics, Hooker Harness, Quarter Master, Beyea Custom Headers, Ultra-Shield Race Products, MB Machine & Tool, T&D Machine Products, Callies, Quick Car Racing Products, Dan Olson Racing Products, FSR Radiators & Racing Products, Tiger Rear Ends, Driven Racing Oil, Sweet Mfg, Real Racing Wheels, Rod End Supply, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For more information on Jason Hughes, please visit www.JasonHughes12.com .

Queensland gets redemption, wins Featherlite Fall Jamboree finale for USRA B-Mods

September 28th, 2015

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.–Cole Queensland of Grand Meadow, Minn., captured his first Featherlite Fall Jamboree championship Saturday night at the Deer Creek Speedway in the Holley Iron Man Series USRA B-Mod main event.

The 2015 track champion, Queensland thought he had a winners check on Thursday night but a miscalculation during post-race technical inspection awarded the trophy to the races runner-up.

Queensland bounced back to finish second in Friday nights feature, and led the final 11 of 25 laps Saturday to pocket $1,000 and add the title of Fall Jamboree champion to his career accomplishments.

Kyle Anderson, who started next to Queensland in the fourth row, gave a valiant late-race effort but settled for second at the checkered flag.

Brady Joynt was scored third, early leader Trevor Fecht held on for fourth and Alex Williamson finished fifth. Sixth through tenth were Derek Clement, Dan Hovden, Thursday winner Mike Striegel, Kylie Kath and 24th-starting Jerry Young.

Sixty-nine USRA B-Mod drivers competed in Saturdays show.

The Holley Iron Man Series will return to the Cresco Speedway in Cresco, Iowa, on Saturday, Oct. 3, with both USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods in action.

The season finale will take place Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 15-17, during the 2nd Annual USRA National Championships at the Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv.

Hughes rewrites history books, sweeps 2015 Featherlite Fall Jamboree

September 28th, 2015

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.-Capping off perhaps the most star-studded, action-packed Featherlite Fall Jamboree ever, Jason Hughes stood alone at the top of the mountain after winning his third feature race of the weekend Saturday to become the first driver to sweep the weekend in the events 17-year history.

Hughes admitted Thursday after notching his second USMTS national championship in six years that it takes an equal combination of a good driver, good equipment and good luck to win at the Deer Creek Speedway.

He had heaps of all three qualities this week.

And the 41-year-old from Watts, Okla., should know. Nobody has shined as brightly as Hughes at the Deer Creek Speedway. Now a five-time Fall Jamboree champ, he’s the only one to win it more than once and Saturdays triumph was the 14th of his career at the high-banked 3/8-mile oval.

After making his first-ever USMTS start on Thursday, Kyle Strickler led the field to the green flag from the pole but it was Rodney Sanders jumping out to take control in the first turn at the start of Saturday’s 50-lap finale.

For most of the race, nobody had anything for Sanders not even close. But a couple of ill-timed cautions and man named Hughes made life difficult for Sanders. Sanders, who came up short in defending his USMTS national title on Thursday, was long gone when a lap-11 yellow flag brought the field pack to his bumper. By this time Hughes was seventh up eight spots from his starting position but had five tough-to-tame racers between himself and the leader.

The restart saw Sanders pull away and extend his advantage over teammates Tim Donlinger and Dereck Ramirez, with Bobby Malchus, Jason Cummins and Brandon Davis also sandwiched between Sanders and Hughes.

Hughes worked his way up to fourth by lap 30 and had a wild battle with Donlinger, Malchus and Ramirez for a spot in the top five. Meanwhile, Cummins was rim-riding the high line with Cade Dillard and Strickler following him around the top side of the track.

Then on lap 36, Donlinger and Malchus made contact in the third turn which allowed Hughes to scoot by on the low side and claim the second spot. Moments later, a large piece of debris littered the end of the back-stretch and the caution waved for the final time to set up yet another Sanders-Hughes battle to the finish.

After working the high side for three laps after the restart, Hughes was able to power around Sanders, and just like the night before he took the lead for the first time on lap 40.

This time, however, he had to fend off Sanders for an additional ten laps. Hughes was flawless, and he crossed the finish line two car lengths ahead of Sanders to claim the $10,000 winners check.

I don’t know if I can retire this thing,” Hughes said, referring to his familiar No. 12 Hughes Chassis in victory lane. We might have to keep this one around.

“I knew when we first got out on the track and hit the gas that the car was good. It wasn’t slipping or anything, it just took off. I just had to bide my time and I found something up on the cushion.

Combined with his $5,000 victories on Thursday and Friday, plus his USMTS national championship, Hughes padded his bank account by $40,000 over the course of three days of work.

“We’ve talked about wanting to do this,” Hughes said of sweeping the Fall Jamboree. Everything fell our way this year. We had a great time every time we hit the track.

Hughes undoubtedly had the best car and team this weekend, and he also cashed in on some good fortune. In his heat race Saturday, Hughes was involved in a multi-car crash that sidelined several cars. Luckily, he was able to continue and pulled out a fourth-place finish.

The top 15 drivers in heat race passing points were locked into the main event. Hughes was 15th the last driver fortunate enough to avoid racing in a B Main.

For his efforts, Sanders took home $5,000 for second runner-up finish behind Hughes.

“I didn’t know if I had a big lead or what (when the caution came out late),” Sanders said. “It looked like Jason just had a better car tonight. I just have to keep working.”

Despite being behind the wheel for the first time in two years, 2008 USMTS national champion and former Fall Jamboree winner Tim Donlinger looked like he hadn’t missed a beat. He finished third and recorded two top-five finishes on the weekend.

Brad Waits, who started 14th, claimed the fourth spot as he held off Malchus on the final lap. Cummins, Dillard, Tommy Weder Jr., Strickler and Stormy Scott rounded out the top ten.

In the annual Non-Qualifiers Race, Steve Wetzstein came from the 11th starting spot to win the 30-car, 25-lap affair. He became the first driver to win the $2,000 contest twice, winning previously in 2009.

Fourteen-year-old Dustin Sorensen was second, followed by Grant Junghans, Chris Oertel and 17th-starting Josh Angst.

One more event remains on the 2015 for the USMTS Modifieds. The 9th Annual USMTS Winter Nationals will take place Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 5-7, at the Ark-La-Tex Speedway in Vivian, La.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Crapser collects Holley Iron Man Series win at Featherlite Fall Jamboree

September 26th, 2015

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.–Cory Crapser dominated the USRA B-Mod main event during the second night of the Featherlite Fall Jamboree at the Deer Creek Speedway Friday to record his third Holley Iron Man Series win of the 2015 campaign.

From the outside of the front row, Crapser jumped out front at the drop of the green flag and was unchallenged the rest of the way in the 20-lapper.

The win was worth $1,000 with additional earnings going to each of the top five finishers courtesy of Carroll’s Corn.

Track champion Cole Queensland bounced back from last night’s miscue to take the runner-up honors while Kyle Anderson, Dan Hovden and points leader Dakota Foster rounded out the top five at the checkered flag.

Sixth through tenth, respectively, were Alex Williamson, Chad Clancy, Trevor Fecht, Andrew Bleess and Mike Mehling.

Action continues at the majestic 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval on Saturday. USRA B-Mod drivers will battle for $1,000 to win as they share the spotlight with the USRA Modifieds with USRA national points are on the line.

Fan may purchase tickets at the gate on Saturday night. For fans unable to be there in person, the entire event will be broadcast live. Visit www.racindirt.com for ordering information.

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. For track or campground info, call 507-346-2342 or email info@deercreekspeedway.com.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv.

Hughes winds up first after unforgettable Friday night at Featherlite Fall Jamboree

September 26th, 2015

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.-Friday night at the 2015 Featherlite Fall Jamboree may have been the most thrilling ever, and Jason Hughes may have been even more excited after his win than the one he had 24 hours earlier that paid him five times as much.

I hope the fans enjoyed that one. That was one heck of a race up there, Hughes said in victory lane. I was sitting back there in fourth and was watching those guys get after it in front of me and thought Man, this is gonna get good.

Hughes was never a factor in the 40-lap feature race until after he made a pass of Joe Duvall with eight laps to go. With Rodney Sanders and Brandon Davis battling for the lead right in front of them, the final handful of laps was beyond incredible.

Duvall drew the pole for the main event but it was fellow front-row starter Zack VanderBeek who got the jump at the start. After trading slide jobs for the first couple of laps, Duvall settled in up front with VanderBeek giving
chase.

Churning the thin cushion around the top of the high-banked oval, Duvall was able to stretch his lead to about six car lengths until Terry Phillips suffered mechanical problems just after sliding in front of VanderBeek for second on lap 7.

After the caution, Stormy Scott and Sanders made it three wide with VanderBeek behind Duvall. With Duvall continuing to dance with the concrete wall, Scott worked the low side of the track and led the ninth lap, but Duvall roared back to regain the top spot on lap 10.

Again, Duvall was able to pull away from the pack for the next few laps but Sanders got by Scott and then began to slowly chip away at Duvalls advantage. At the halfway point it was Duvall, Sanders, Davis, Scott and Hughes filling the first five slots while VanderBeek scrapped with 14th-starting Clayton Wagamon for the sixth position.

Sanders was able to scoot underneath Duvall for the lead with 26 laps in the books, and that’s when things really started to get good.

Duvall attempted to throw a slider at Sanders but the 25-year-old was able to slingshot back underneath Duvall to maintain the lead.

With Duvall now searching the low and middle portions of the track for a way back around Sanders, Davis assumed the role of rim-riding around the top side and blasted into second on lap 28. Meanwhile, Hughes was tucked in behind the three front-runners, waiting for his chance to join the party.

Hughes drove by Duvall on lap 32 and then slipped underneath Davis for second on lap 33. After completing the 34th lap, the lead trio exited turn 2 with Hughes underneath Sanders and Davis riding the wall as he screamed by both drivers to take the point.

With Davis leading, Hughes and Sanders swapped the second spot four times over the next four laps while Duvall lurked in their tire tracks in fourth. At this time, few even noticed that Brad Waits was now fifth after starting on the outside of the eighth row.

As the leaders came to get the white flag, Davis banged the outside retaining wall. Both right side tires cleared the three feet of concrete and, for a moment, all four wheels came off the ground. Somehow, Davis kept his composure and actually took the white flag as the leader.

Damage from the contact, however, was too extensive and Davis began to slow at the top of turn 1 while Hughes, Sanders and Duvall sailed away.

Sanders made one final attempt to get underneath Hughes as they came to the checkered flag, but it was Hughes leading his first lap of the race on the final lap of the race and pocketing his second $5,000 top prize of the weekend.

Duvall notched a third-place paycheck with his third straight top-10 finish at the Deer Creek Speedway. Waits and Scott were fourth and fifth.

VanderBeek, Brad Dierks, Wagamon, Dan Ebert and Hughes teammate, Tommy Weder Jr., rounded out the top 10.

The 17th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree continues on Saturday with another complete show and a $10,000 top prize for the 2015 Featherlite Fall Jamboree champion.

Hughes is a four-time Fall Jamboree champion, but tonight was his first-ever Friday night win at the event. No driver has ever swept all three nights.

What will tomorrow bring?

The Holley Iron Man Series featuring USRA B-Mods will share the spotlight.

Tickets are at the front gate Saturday. For fans unable to attend, the entire event will be broadcast live via pay-per-view. Visit www.racindirt.com for ordering information.

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. For track or campground info, call 507-346-2342 or email info@deercreekspeedway.com.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Striegel last man standing in Featherlite Fall Jamboree opener for USRA B-Mods

September 26th, 2015

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.-Mike Striegel was staring at a third-place finish when the white flag waved, but in the end he took home his second Holley Iron Man Series trophy of the season as the USRA B-Mods opened the 17th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree at the Deer Creek Speedway on Thursday.

The Wheatland, Mo., racer started the 20-lap main event from the third spot and battled to keep that spot for most of the race while track champion Cole Queensland from start to finish.

With a bold move on the final lap, Striegel was able to nip another former track champ, Jacob Bleess for the runner-up honors, but Striegel’s finishing position improved one more spot when Queensland failed post-race technical inspection.

The win was worth $600 for Striegel as Bleess settled for the second-place finish. Dan Hovden, Kyle Anderson and 17th-starting Eric Kanz finishing third, fourth and fifth, respectively.

Holley Iron Man Series points leader Dakota Foster snagged the sixth spot, Nate Whitehurst finished seventh in his first Holley Iron Man Series start, Kylie Kath claimed eighth, Dustin Kruse nabbed the ninth spot and Aaron Wiersma rounded out the top 10.

Action continues at the majestic 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval on Friday and Saturday. Thanks to support from Carroll’s corn, USRA B-Mod drivers will battle for $1,000 to win both nights as they share the spotlight with the USRA Modifieds. USRA national points are on the line both nights.

Fan may purchase tickets at the gate on race night. For fans unable to be there in person, the entire event will be broadcast live. Visit www.racindirt.com for ordering information.

The Deer Creek Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval which sits on 60 acres with one of Americas most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and an adjoining campground. For track or campground info, call 507-346-2342 or email info@deercreekspeedway.com.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv.

Hughes opens Featherlite Fall Jamboree with win, closes points race with second USMTS title

September 26th, 2015

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.–Just when he needed it most, Jason Hughes was able to blend together experience and hard work with a dash of good fortune Thursday night, and cooked up a nearly flawless effort in winning the opening night of the 17th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree and also claiming his second USMTS national championship.

While the event at the Deer Creek Speedway kicked off the three-day mega-event for dirt modifieds, it also served as the 15th and final points race in the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental.

Hughes entered the night with a delicate four-point lead over two-time defending USMTS national champion Rodney Sanders. Whichever driver finished in front of the other Thursday was almost certain to secure the title.

Both drivers drew daunting tasks for their 15-lap, 15-car heat race with Hughes starting in the 12th position while Sanders took the green flag from 15th. Hughes won while Sanders finished sixth.

That put Hughes in the redraw for the 40-lap feature race while Sanders was relegated to one of five B Mains. Hughes redrew the outside of the front row for the start of the race while Sanders won his last-chance contest to earn the 20th starting spot.

As he was in his heat race, there was little doubt throughout the A Main that Hughes brought a rocket to The Creek. With 40 green flag laps following the race’s only caution for a two-car tangle at the start of the race, Hughes was uncontested as he led every lap to secure the win and the USMTS crown.

It’s a great night, Hughes said as he celebrated with family and crew members in victory lane. We knew coming up here that we were prepared, but luck plays a lot of it in this deal. We had good luck tonight.

Hughes began the Hunt tied for 15th in the standings and 82 points behind the leader. Winning three main events along the way, he slowly chipped away at the deficit and notched his fourth win of The Hunt in dominating fashion Thursday night.

It took a lot of luck to get there, but we had good racecar and a lot of hard work, he added.

It claiming the $5,000 winner’s paycheck Thursday, the USMTS national championship carries with it a $20,000 prize. It’s his second USMTS title after winning the same race in 2010 with the same crew chief, Steve Karver, in 2010.

He now owns two titles along with Sanders and Ryan Gustin. Kelly Shryock, who won the first eight championships in the United States Modified Touring Series, has nine overall. Hughes was runner-up to Shryock in many of those seasons.

It took a long time to get that first one, Hughes said. The second one’s getting even harder. It means a lot.

This car right here has been great to us. It’s won the Fall Jamboree on the last night, now it’s won this one. It won the World race here… it’s been a really good racecar for us.

The win was the 129th of Hughes USMTS career and 12th at the Deer Creek Speedway.

2007 USMTS national champion Jason Krohn, who won here 19 days ago during the Baudoin Oil USMTS Labor Day Duel, clawed his way from seventh to finish second. He was able to get within a couple car lengths of Hughes on a few occasions but was never able to mount a serious threat for the lead.

Polesitter Brandon Davis bested Shryock for the third spot after a salty battle that lasted for most of the last half of the race.

Another former USMTS national champ, Tim Donlinger, returned to the cockpit behind the wheel of a second LG2 Chassis out of the Ramirez Motorsports stable and recorded a fifth-place finish. It was the first USMTS start in nearly two years for the 2008 titlist.

Casey Arneson, Joe Duvall, Zack VanderBeek, Tommy Weder Jr. and Sanders rounded out the top 10.

Despite coming up short of a $100,000 payday and settling for the runner-up spot in the final standings, it was an impressive run for Sanders from 20th to 10th in the feature race, but there were no cautions to help the 25-year-old from Happy, Texas, make a run at this 20th win of the season.

In the final points standings, Hughes edged Sanders by 35 points (1335 to 1300) while Stormy Scott nipped Jesse Sobbing for third by just five markers (1194 to 1189). VanderBeek finished fifth with 1118 points, followed by Dereck Ramirez (1101), Duvall (963), Brent Larson (959), Arneson (942) and Cade Dillard (921).

The 17th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree continues on Friday and Saturday with two more complete shows and event more money up for grabs. The Holley Iron Man Series featuring USRA B-Mods will share the spotlight both nights.

Tickets are available both nights at the front gate. For fans unable to attend, the entire event will be broadcast live via pay-per-view. Visit www.racindirt.com for ordering information.

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. For track or campground info, call 507-346-2342 or email info@deercreekspeedway.com.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or
subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Sweet Tops Meyerhofer Clash at the Creek

September 21st, 2015

Spring Valley MN–A huge crowd gathered for the annual visit of the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series with the running of the Meyerhofer Clash at the Creek event at the Deer Creek Speedway. Kerry Madsen topped qualifying with a 11.855 second lap with the top six qualifiers out of the 27 cars running laps under the 12 second lap time. In the preliminary heat race action Danny Lasoski won heat 1, Daryn Pittman won heat two, Shane Stewart won heat three. Joey Saldana ran the fastest lap during heat race action with a 12.266 lap at a 108.714 mph average. Daryn Pittman won the Dash while Brad Sweet turned the fastest lap of 12.578 with an average speed of 106.383 mph. During the feature event Brad Sweet turned the fastest lap of 13.343 seconds at an average of 101.177 mph.

The USRA Iron Man Stock Car Feature event was first on the speedway with a five wide battle for fourth as Pete Solum led the field. Donny Kohl and Steve Jackson battled for second until a caution on lap four. On the restart Mitch Hovden got the jump and pulled in behind Solum up front. Hovden pulled alongside as the duo battled for the top spot. As they battled for the win, Kohl, Kyle Falck and Brandon Hare had a race for fourth going on. Falck would take the spot on a lap nine restart while Solum and Hovden resumed their race. They continued side by side each leading a lap or two before the other one gained the advantage. On lap seventeen Hovden finally completed a full pass for the lead with Solum in second. Falck and Tom Schmidt raced for third. At the finish it was Hovden with the win ahead of Solum, Falck, Schmidt and Jackson. Kohl, Falck and Jackson won the earlier heat race action. Daryn Pittman jumped out to the early lead in the World of Outlaw Sprint Car feature event with Brad Sweet in second early on. A restart on lap two saw Sweet take the bottom side and pull out into the lead as Pittman dropped back to fourth. Another caution on lap eight bunched up the field but Sweet took off into the early lead while Pittman and Danny Lasoski battled for the second spot. Another caution flew on lap twenty one as Bryan Clauson’s car climbed the wall in turn two. On the restart Sweet led while Donny Schatz made a strong move to take over the second spot. Jacob Allen was pressuring Schatz for the third spot as the laps wound down. Pittman and Lasoski got flying on the top side again and worked back up into the top five. Up front Schatz was pressuring hard for the lead until the remaining two laps when Sweet seemed to find just a little more and pulled away for the win. Schatz, Pittman, Lasoski and David Gravel rounded out the top five.

The Dweebs return for Friday night fun at Featherlite Fall Jamboree

September 17th, 2015

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.–Back by popular demand (for the fifth straight year), The Dweebs will be rocking the Deer Creek Speedway on Friday night, Sept. 25, at the 17th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree.

Family owned and operated since 1987, America’s Favorite Party Band will be playing live after the races on Friday night, and all ages are welcome. The show is free for all race attendees.

The Dweebs are a one-of-a-kind family rock band based in Wisconsin and traveling throughout the United States. Their live concerts offer the entertainment experience of a lifetime. Enjoy the classic hits of legends such as Johnny Cash and The Beatles to modern hits by Pink, Katy Perry and others. The Dweebs provide a fun memorable performance full of stage antics, crowd participation, mock rock icons, confetti, flying toilet paper and more.

To learn more about The Dweebs, check out www.thedweebs.com online, like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thedweebs and follow them on Twitter at www.twitter.com/thedweebs (@thedweebs).

The 17th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree blasts off Thursday, Sept. 24, and this years battle between the Best of the Best the sport has to offer promises to be the biggest ever with the boldest payoffs in event history.

Set for Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 24-26, fans will witness a complete program all three nights. On Thursday, the United States Modified Touring Series competes in the final points race of the year with the final round of the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental and the crowning of the 2015 USMTS National Champion.

Drivers will be shooting for a $5,000 top prize each of the first two nights with a whopping $10,000 winners share on Saturday night, plus the annual Non-Qualifiers Race which doles out $2,000 to the winner of the race.

Saturdays championship race will start a minimum of 30 cars three-wide while the Non-Qualifiers Race which also have 30 cars on the track.

The Holley Iron Man Series featuring USRA B-Mods will share the spotlight all three nights.

Friday and Saturdays shows will be sanctioned by the United States Racing Association with valuable USRA national points on the line for both USRA Modified and USRA B-Mod competitors.

If witnessing the whos who of dirt modified racing circling the high-banked Deer Creek Speedway clay oval at nearly 100 mph, this event right up your alley.

Ron Jones was the champion of the inaugural event in 1999. Since then, the list of Featherlite Fall Jamboree champions include Johnny Saathoff, Willy Kraft, Mark Noble, Dan Daniels, Kelly Shryock, Chad Kinder, Dean Mahlstedt, Tim Donlinger, Terry Phillips, Joey Jensen, Rodney Sanders and Jason Hughes.

Hughes is the only driver to win Saturday’s finale more than once.

Sanders is the defending champion of the event and two-time defending USMTS National Champion. He will enter Thursdays race with hopes of a third title one that would reward him with a $100,000 payday at the season-ending awards banquet.

But Hughes comes in atop the points, clinging to a four-point cushion over Sanders and a $20,000 payday to win the title. Whichever driver finishes ahead of the other on Thursday night will likely wear the coveted USMTS National Champions crown for 2015.

Early bird race fans can get a free preview of the action and drivers will get their chance to make final adjustments to their machines with an open practice from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23.

There will be a complete show each night. 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 to the A Main. On Saturday, the top 30 finishers in the Modified B Mains not advancing to the A Main will compete in the Non-Qualifiers Race with a complete redraw for starting spots.

Fans may purchase tickets online at www.deercreekspeedway.com or by calling toll-free 877-DCS-RACE.

For fans unable to attend the 17th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree in person, the entire event from the first lap of the first heat until the last checkered flag waves will be broadcast live via pay-per-view by RacinDirt.com. Expect dozens of driver interviews, profiles, special features, instant replay and more. Visit www.racindirt.com for ordering information.

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. For track or campground info, call 507-346-2342 or email info@deercreekspeedway.com.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

One-of-a-kind quilt to be auctioned at Featherlite Fall Jamboree to support fan’s fight

September 15th, 2015

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.–Fans at this years Featherlite Fall Jamboree will have the opportunity to take home a one-of-a-kind piece of history while at the same time helping a young race fan who is fighting a rare disease.

An auction will be held at the Featherlite Fall Jamboree where attendees will have the chance to bid on an original high-quality quilt that is woven together with shirts from the USMTS and several drivers who compete with the series.

Several autographs adorn this beautiful piece of artwork, but best of all the proceeds from the sale will directly benefit Taylor Christine Samuelson, who is battling Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS).

EDS is an inherited connective tissue disorder caused by a defect in the structure, production or processing of collagen or proteins that interact with collagen. There is no cure for EDS, and treatment is supportive, including close monitoring of the digestive, excretory and particularly the cardiovascular systems.

Occupational and physical therapy, bracing and corrective surgery may help with the frequent injuries and pain that tend to develop in certain types of EDS, although extra caution and special practices are advised to prevent permanent damage.

EDS is a chronic pain disease, with patients suffering daily.

Taylors parents are Jon and Christel Samuelson from Dalton, Minnesota. Taylor has had multiple surgeries to deal with everything from ear troubles to lymphangiomas, knee surgery and sural neurectomy.

She has ongoing issues with severe body aches and dislocations resulting in doctors wanting to fuse her joints and a multitude of tests on pretty much every body system.

To learn more about EDS and how you can help, visit www.ehlersdanlossyndrome.org online. Supporters at the Featherlite Fall Jamboree will also have the ability to donate directly to Taylors fight, even if they dont bid on or win the quilt.

The 17th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree is set for Thursday-Saturday, September 24-26, at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn.

Fans will witness a complete program all three nights. On Thursday, the United States Modified Touring Series competes in the final points race of the year with the final round of the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental and the crowning of the 2015 USMTS National Champion.

Drivers will be shooting for a $5,000 top prize each of the first two nights with a whopping $10,000 winners share on Saturday night, plus the annual Non-Qualifiers Race which doles out $2,000 to the winner of the race.

Saturdays championship race will start a minimum of 30 cars three-wide while the Non-Qualifiers Race which also have 30 cars on the track.

The Holley Iron Man Series featuring USRA B-Mods will share the spotlight all three nights.

Friday and Saturdays shows will be sanctioned by the United States Racing Association with valuable USRA national points on the line for both USRA Modified and USRA B-Mod competitors.

If witnessing the whos who of dirt modified racing circling the high-banked Deer Creek Speedway clay oval at nearly 100 mph, this event right up your alley.

Ron Jones was the champion of the inaugural event in 1999. Since then, the list of Featherlite Fall Jamboree champions include Johnny Saathoff, Willy Kraft, Mark Noble, Dan Daniels, Kelly Shryock, Chad Kinder, Dean Mahlstedt, Tim Donlinger, Terry Phillips, Joey Jensen, Rodney Sanders and Jason Hughes.

Hughes is the only driver to win Saturdays finale more than once.

Sanders is the defending champion of the event and two-time defending USMTS National Champion. He will enter Thursdays race with hopes of a third title one that would reward him with a $100,000 payday at the season-ending awards banquet.

But Hughes comes in atop the points, clinging to a four-point cushion over Sanders and a $20,000 payday to win the title. Whichever driver finishes ahead of the other on Thursday night will likely wear the coveted USMTS National Champions crown for 2015.

Early bird race fans can get a free preview of the action and drivers will get their chance to make final adjustments to their machines with an open practice from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23.

There will be a complete show each night. 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 to the A Main. On Saturday, the top 30 finishers in the Modified B Mains not advancing to the A Main will compete in the Non-Qualifiers Race with a complete redraw for starting spots.

Fan may purchase tickets online at www.deercreekspeedway.com or by calling toll-free 877-DCS-RACE.

For fans unable to attend the 17th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree in person, the entire event from the first lap of the first heat until the last checkered flag waves will be broadcast live via pay-per-view by RacinDirt.com. Expect dozens of driver interviews, profiles, special features, instant replay and more. Visit www.racindirt.com for ordering information.

The Deer Creek Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval which sits on 60 acres with one of Americas most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and an adjoining campground. For track or campground info, call 507-346-2342 or email info@deercreekspeedway.com.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at ww.twitter.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Featherlite Fall Jamboree entry list reveals Best of the Best headed to Deer Creek Speedway Sept. 24-26

September 12th, 2015

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. –The countdown to Americas undisputed marquee mega-event for dirt modifieds is on, and this years pre-entry list looks like a future wing of the Dirt Modified Hall of Fame complex.

The 17th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree blasts off Sept. 24, and this years battle between the Best of the Best the sport has to offer promises to be the biggest ever with the boldest payoffs in event history.

Set for Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 24-26, fans will witness a complete program all three nights. On Thursday, the United States Modified Touring Series competes in the final points race of the year with the final round of the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental and the crowning of the 2015 USMTS National Champion.

Drivers will be shooting for a $5,000 top prize each of the first two nights with a whopping $10,000 winners share on Saturday night, plus the annual Non-Qualifiers Race which doles out $2,000 to the winner of the race.

Saturdays championship race will start a minimum of 30 cars three-wide while the Non-Qualifiers Race which also have 30 cars on the track.

The Holley Iron Man Series featuring USRA B-Mods will share the spotlight all three nights.

Friday and Saturdays shows will be sanctioned by the United States Racing Association with valuable USRA national points on the line for both USRA Modified and USRA B-Mod competitors.

If witnessing the whos who of dirt modified racing circling the high-banked Deer Creek Speedway clay oval at nearly 100 mph, this event right up your alley.

Ron Jones was the champion of the inaugural event in 1999. Since then, the list of Featherlite Fall Jamboree champions include Johnny Saathoff, Willy Kraft, Mark Noble, Dan Daniels, Kelly Shryock, Chad Kinder, Dean Mahlstedt, Tim Donlinger, Terry Phillips, Joey Jensen, Rodney Sanders and Jason Hughes.

Hughes is the only driver to win Saturday’s finale more than once.

Sanders is the defending champion of the event and two-time defending USMTS National Champion. He will enter Thursday’s race with hopes of a third title” one that would reward him with a $100,000 payday at the season-ending awards banquet.

But Hughes comes in atop the points, clinging to a four-point cushion over Sanders and a $20,000 payday to win the title. Whichever driver finishes ahead of the other on Thursday night will likely wear the coveted USMTS National Champion’s crown for 2015.

Early bird race fans can get a free preview of the action and drivers will get their chance to make final adjustments to their machines with an open practice from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23.

There will be a complete show each night on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 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 to the A Main. On Saturday, the top 30 finishers in the Modified B Mains not advancing to the A Main will compete in the Non-Qualifiers Race with a complete redraw for starting spots.

Fan may purchase tickets online at www.deercreekspeedway.com or by calling toll-free 877-DCS-RACE.

For fans unable to attend the 17th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree in person, the entire event from the first lap of the first heat until the last checkered flag waves will be broadcast live via pay-per-view by RacinDirt.com. Expect dozens of driver interviews, profiles, special features, instant replay and more. Visit www.racindirt.com for ordering information.

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. For track or campground info, call 507-346-2342 or email info@deercreekspeedway.com.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Jason Krohn Takes Two USMTS Wins in Weekend Action; Fall Jamboree Next

September 9th, 2015

Slayton, Minnesota – Jason Krohn has had limited starts in his Krohn Farms #7k MB Customs Modified in 2015, but over the weekend he performed at the highest level by bagging a pair of United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) victories.

On Wednesday night Jason Krohn returned to action in his Krohn Farms #7k MB Customs Modified at Hamilton County Speedway (Webster City, Iowa). With twenty-two cars signed in for the Hunt for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Casey’s Cup event, Jason transferred into the feature with a 4th place finish in his heat. Battling for a $3,000 payday in the finale, Krohn retired with handling issues to a 20th place finish.

The next night brought Jason to Fairmont Raceway (Fairmont, Minnesota), competing in the tenth night of The Hunt for the Casey’s Cup. Coming from 7th in his heat, Krohn cruised to the victory, setting him up for the feature event. Advancing seven spots in the feature event, Jason Krohn bagged the $3,000 A-Main victory with Jason Hughes, Jason Cummins, Jesse Sobbing, and Rodney Sanders trailing him to the finish line. Leading all but five laps, Jason captured his second feature win of the season.

On Saturday night Jason headed to Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) for another Hunt for the Casey’s Cup program. Drawing a stout field of forty-four Open Wheel Modifieds, Krohn transferred into the feature with a 2nd place finish in his heat. Battling for another $3,000 payday in the 40-lap A-Main, Jason Krohn captured his 3rd win of the season with Zack VanderBeek, Jason Hughes, Dereck Ramirez, and Joe Duvall rounding out the top five.

“We haven’t raced the Modified much this year, so I didn’t know exactly what to expect this weekend, but these two wins definitely far exceeded any and all expectations that we had,” Krohn said with a smile. “It’s really exciting to have performed so well at Deer Creek. Hopefully we can have a repeat performance at the Fall Jamboree in a few weeks.” Complete results from the events are available at www.USMTS.com .

The next event for Jason will be the 17th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Missouri) on Thursday-Saturday, September 24th-26th. Thursday and Friday’s programs will be headlined by $5,000-to-win features, while Saturday night’s finale will pay $10,000-to-win. For more information on the events, please visit www.USMTS.com .

Jason Krohn Racing would like to thank Adam Blume, Bill’s Backhoe, Bose Farms, Crop Insurance Specialists, Eibach Springs, Haecherl Constructions, MB Customs, CMD Race Shocks, Real Racing Wheels, Sputs Engines, Subway, Sybesma Graphics, KSE Racing Products, Afco, Dynatech, US Brake, Quick Time Performance Parts, Isky Race Cams, Quarter Master, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Jason Krohn, please visit www.JasonKrohn7k.com .

Sanders rebounds, collects USMTS win at Cresco

September 9th, 2015

CRESCO, Iowa-Rodney Sanders rebounded from a forgettable three-night showing to wrap up the Labor Day Weekend with an impressive win at the Cresco Speedway in the next-to-last event in the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup powered by S&S
Fishing & Rental.

Casey Arneson jumped out front when the green flag waved with Jesse Sobbing, points leader Jason Hughes and Sanders in tow at the end of the opening lap.

Hughes and Sanders both snuck by Sobbing on lap 3 and began a battle that lasted until the checkered flag waved over the 35-lapper.

Arneson was flawless as he continually held Hughes at bay while Sanders searched high and low for a way to get around Hughes.

Meanwhile, Ryan Gustin cracked the top five on the sixth lap as The Reaper quickly climbed up the ranks after starting in the 12th spot.

By lap 10, Gustin and Sobbing joined the lead trio to keep the fans glued to the action at the front of the field.Lapped traffic came into play by lap 20 and Sanders took advantage on lap 23 to sneak around the outside of Hughes and take over second.

Gustin followed into third three laps later, and then Sanders made his move on lap 28 to claw his way past Arneson to grab the lead with six orbits remaining.

Getting a bit too high on lap 30, Gustin allowed Hughes and Sobbing to go by while Sanders began to march away from Arneson, eventually taking the win by ten car-lengths.

Hughes, who came into the event leading Sanders by a mere 10 points in the fight to become the 2015 USMTS National Champion, was third when he followed Arneson underneath the white flag but a bold low-side move in the final turn gave Hughes the runner-up finish as he beat Arneson to the stripe by a bumper.

How big was the pass for second?

A third-place finish would have left Hughes and Sanders tied atop the standings heading into the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup finale on the first night of the 17 Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree on Thursday, Sept. 24.

However, Hughess last-lap heroics left him with a four-point cushion over Sanders when they left Cresco.

Destiny is in their own hands now. A win in the final points race almost assuredly will seal the deal for either driver. Sanders has won six of the last eleven USMTS main events at the Deer Creek Speedway. The last of Hughess eleven career wins at The Creek came in the Featherlite Fall Jamboree finale in 2013. Sanders finished second in that race while Hughes has finished second to Sanders in three of his last four wins there.

The win was the 64 of Sanders’s USMTS career and worth $3,000 to the 25-year-old from Happy, Texas.

Arneson was a solid third-place paycheck earner while Sobbing held off Gustin for the fourth spot. Stormy Scott, Dereck Ramirez, Joe Duvall, Cory Crapser and Dan Ebert rounded out the top 10.

After round 13 of 14 in the Hunt for the Casey’s Cup, Hughes leads Sanders by four points (1232 to 1228). Although mathematically eliminated from any possibility to win the championship, Scott and Sobbing are locked in a heated battle for third with Scott ahead by seven markers (1136 to 1129).

The rest of the top 10 are up for grabs as well. In the race for a top-five points finish, Ramirez has a nine-point cushion over Zack VanderBeek (1051 to 1042) while just 44 points separate the next six drivers. Brent Larson sits seventh with 889 points, followed by Duvall (885), Arneson (861) and Cade Dillard (853). Crapser and Daniel Hilsabeck are tied for the 11th spot with 845 points each.

Americas undisputed marquee mega-event for dirt modifieds the Featherlite Fall Jamboree blasts off three weeks from today, and this years battle between the Best of the Best the sport has to offer promises to be the biggest ever with the boldest payoffs in event history.

Fans will continue to witness a complete program all three nights highlighted by the United States Modified Touring Series in their final event of the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental and the crowning of the 2015 USMTS National Champion on Thursday night.

The Holley Iron Man Series featuring USRA B-Mods will share the spotlight all three nights. More than 200 cars and drivers are expected in two classes and nearly $200,000 in posted awards possible.

Set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24-26, USMTS Modifieds will be shooting for a $5,000 each of the first two nights and a whopping $10,000 winners share on Saturday.

Fan may purchase tickets online at www.deercreekspeedway.com or by calling toll-free 877-DCS-RACE.

The Deer Creek Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval which sits on 60 acres with one of Americas most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and an adjoining campground. For track or campground info, call 507-346-2342 or email info@deercreekspeedway.com [mailto:info@deercreekspeedway.com].

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Krohn Cashes in on Late Race Caution

September 9th, 2015

Spring Valley Mn–A warm and muggy day greeted a great crowd at the Annual Baudoin Oil Labor Day Duel. The whole Baudoin family was on hand to honor their mother Margaret Baudoin who was a great supporter of Deer Creek Speedway and the racers and fans. A great field of cars was on hand for the nights racing action featuring the United States Modified Touring Series.

First feature on the night was the Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds. Csaey Trom jumped to the early lead until Garitt Wytaske found the top side to his liking and worked past Trom for the lead on a lap five restart. Robby Franklin worked past Trom on lap ten but Trom kept fighting hard and retook the second spot. Wytaske was checked out up front and cruised home to his first ever feature win with Trom following in second for her best ever finish. Dan Wheeler, Franklin and AJ Roschen rounded out the top five. Jared Boumeester, Wytaske and Jason Born
were heat race winnners.

The KIK Graphics WISSOTA Street Stocks saw a first time winner on the night as Kyle King jumped out front early on in the feature. Mike Blowers pressured King for the whole race while Danny Hanson worked into the third spot and also made the race up front close. But King fresh off his first ever win the night before came across the line with the win as the checkers flew over the field. It was Kings first feature win at the speedway. Danny Richards and Blowers took home the earlier heat wins. Behind King at the checkers it was Blowers, Hanson, Danny Richards and Kory Adams
rounding out the top five.

Neil Eckhart broke an eight year streak tonight as he took home his first feature win since August of 2007 while racing in the Brauer Roofing WISSOTA Super Stock feature tonight. Eckhart took the lead at the drop of the green with Jeff Brauer moving into the second spot on lap three. Tommy Richards moved into the third spot on the next lap but neither was able to make a lot of ground up on Eckhart up front until the closing laps. Richards worked past Brauer on lap twelve and closed in on Eckhart but was unable to make a pass as Eckhart took home the win. Richards, Brauer, Jon Jenson and Kevin Hager rounded out the top five. The heat race was won by Richards. Jon VanMinsel took the lead at the drop of the green during the USRA Iron Man B-Modified Feature event. Cole Denner sat in second while Cole Queensland quickly worked into third. Denner started to pressure VanMinsel up front and on lap five Queensland joined the battle. On lap six they went three wide for the lead with Queensland taking control. Denner took over the second spot while a couple late restarts saw Denner and Jake Timm battling for control of second. Queensland took home the win ahead of Denner, Timm, Jacob Bleess and VanMinsenl. Queensland, Kadden Kath, VanMinel and Dan Hovden took home the heat wins while Ben Moudry and Derek Clement won the B features.

The final race of the night was the USMTS Feature event. Jason Hughes drew the pole and jumped out to the early lead. Brandon Davis and Ben Kates battled early for second. With twelve down Derek Ramirez moved past Davis for the second spot while Mike Duvall and Zack VanderBeek battled for the fourth spot. VanderBeek moved into fourth and eventually worked into the third spot. With fifteen down Jason Krohn worked from his tenth starting spot into the top five. Krohn took fourth on lap nineteen and then by lap twenty seven was battling with Ramirez and VanderBeek for the second spot. VenderBeek took over the second spot on lap twenty eight and then Krohn snuck by for the third spot. A caution on lap thirty three changed everything. On the restart VanderBeek took the top groove and left Krohn the bottom where he had made up all of his ground. On lap thirty four Krohn took over the point and slowly pulled away from Hughes who now had VanderBeek all over him. As the white flew VanderBeek made the past for second but Krohn came home with the win over VanderBeek, Hughes, Ramirez and Duvall. Heat races were won by Steve Wetzstein, VanderBeek, Kates, Davis and Ramirez. Brad Waits and Brent Larson won the B Features.

Racing action will resume on September 19th with the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars on the card along with the USRA Stock Cars.

Krohn cashes in at Deer Creek Speedway

September 8th, 2015

SPRING VALLEY, Minn-A caution with seven laps to go Saturday night at the Deer Creek Speedway proved to be the downfall of Jason Hughes and a blessing for Jason Krohn as Krohn zipped into the lead one lap after the restart and drove away to score his second USMTS win in three nights.

From the pole, Hughes took control at the start of the race and continued to set the pace through changing track conditions and lapped traffic until 33 laps into the race when the yellow flag waved and slowed the pace.

By now, Krohn was running third after starting tenth while Zack VanderBeek was solidly in second. VanderBeek selected the outside lane for the double-file restart, and Krohn immediately disposed of him before flying by Hughes on the low side to lead lap 34.

From there, Krohn cruised to victory.

A lot of times not starting up front is an advantage, and tonight proved to be one of them, Krohn said while standing in victory lane for the second time this week after also winning on Thursday at the Fairmont Raceway. Kind of had to move around through lapped traffic and the other cars that we were racing, and the bottom was taking just a little more traction in spots so we were able to find that. On the restart when Zack gave me the bottom, we were able to use that to our advantage.

Following a hiatus from modified racing since February, the 2007 USMTS National Champion has been white hot in his black No. 7 MB Customs machine. He sat out Fridays show, winning his last two starts over this Labor Day Weekend.

Krohn also addressed his good fortune the last 72 hours with that of his teammate, Rodney Sanders, who has recorded his three worst finishes of the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup during the last three days.

We work hard and Rodney has helped me a lot chassis-wise and with set up. Its unfortunate what took place with him, but it is what it is. The one thing I can assure you is that we will keep racing, we will keep working and we will keep our heads up.

VanderBeek also found his way past Hughes to nail down the runner-up spot, but his third-place finish was enough to propel Hughes into the points lead by 10 markers over Sanders with just two points races remaining.

Dereck Ramirez was fourth in Saturdays main event while Joe Duvall was fast all night long and banked his first top-five finish of the Hunt.

Sanders came from 17th to finish sixth while Stormy Scott roared from 23 on the grid to seventh at the end of the 40-lap nightcap. Brent Larson, Jesse Glenz and Brad Waits rounded out the top 10.

Looking for his second USMTS National championship, Hughes holds a 10-point advantage over Sanders (1137 to 1127) in the standings, followed by Stormy Scott (1055), Jesse Sobbing (1042), VanderBeek (988), Ramirez (973), Larson (836), Duvall (809), Johnny Scott (808) and Cade Dillard (791).

Only the top four Hughes Sanders, Stormy Scott and Sobbing are mathematically still alive with a chance to become the 2015 USMTS National Champion.

Sobbing clinched the USMTS Rookie of the Year title on August 17, and the winner in two other points battles was decided tonight.

In the quest for the COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Year, Geddes Racing Engines has clinched the title while the MB Customs chassis has the 2015 USMTS Manufacturers Championship.

The five-night Labor Day Weekend swing wraps up on Sunday at the Cresco Speedway in Cresco, Iowa, for the next-to-last event in the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental. The Holley Iron Man Series featuring USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods, along with USRA Hobby Stocks will complete the four-class card. Hot laps begin at 6 p.m. with racing to follow.

Tickets are $17 for adults 18 years old and up, $10 for youth ages 13-17 and admission is free for children 12 years of age and under. Pit passes are $30 per person. Fans can get coupons good for $2 off adult general admission at Casey’s General Stores locations in Cresco, Decorah, Lime Springs, Ossian, New Hampton and Waukon.

Cade Dillard and his No. 97 Snickers machine will be greeting fans at 601 2nd Ave. SW in Cresco from 12-2 p.m. Listen to KCZE 95.1 FM to hear live broadcasts from Dillards appearance.

The Cresco Speedway is located 2 blocks north of SR 9 on SW 7th. Race day info is available by calling (563) 547-3400 or at www.mhcfair.com.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Queensland sails to Holley Iron Man Series win at Deer Creek Speedway

September 7th, 2015

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.–Cole Queensland took the lead on lap 7 of the 20-lap main event and then survived a couple of late-race cautions to score the USRA Holley Iron Man Series victory Saturday night at the Deer Creek Speedway. The 31-year-old from Grand Meadow, Minn., had built a sizeable advantage over a swarm of USRA B-Mod drivers battling for the remaining spots in the top 10 when the yellow flag waved with three laps to go.

Undeterred, Queensland rocketed out to a four-car-length advantage back under green and sailed to the $600 triumph.
In a wild race for second, Cole Denner nipped Jake Timm for the runner-up paycheck while Jacob Bleess and polesitter Jon Van Minsel rounded out the top five.

Holley Iron Man Series points leader Dakota Foster forfeited a front row starting spot when loose lug nuts were discovered prior to the start. After taking the green flag last on the 24-car grid, he passed 18 cars to record a sixth-place finish. Shaun Walski, Blake Arndt, Kylie Kath and Dan Hovden completed the top 10.

The Labor Day Weekend will conclude at the Cresco Speedway in Cresco, Iowa, on Sunday. Both the USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods will be back in action for the Holley Iron Man Series along with the USMTS Modifieds plus USRA Hobby Stocks. USRA Stock Cars will be racing for $750 to win and the USRA B-Mod winner will earn $600. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. with racing to follow.

Tickets are $17 for adults 18 years old and up, $10 for youth ages 13-17 and admission is free for children 12 and under. Pit passes are $30. Fans can get coupons good for $2 off adult general admission at Casey’s General Stores locations in Cresco, Decorah, Lime Springs, Ossian, New Hampton and Waukon.

The Cresco Speedway is located 2 blocks north of SR 9 on SW 7th. Race day info is available by calling (563) 547-3400 or at www.mhcfair.com.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv.

Krohn conquers USMTS contest at Fairmont

September 5th, 2015

FAIRMONT, Minn.–The Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental rocked the Fairmont Raceway Thursday night and Jason Krohn rolled to his first victory of the season. It was a good night for everybody named Jason as Krohn led Jason Hughes and Jason Cummins to the checkered flag. All three drivers also dominated their respective heat races.

The draw wasn’t kind to Krohn. He started in the back row of his heat but four laps into the race he was in front and won going away. Of the eight drivers in the main event redraw, he pulled the eighth starting spot. Again he was the leader after just four laps and then controlled the final 26 laps around the fast half-mile dirt oval to record his 32nd career USMTS win.

The win was worth $3,000 to the 43-year-old farmer from nearby Slayton, Minn. Over the final five laps of the feature, Jason Hughes closed the gap on the leader and made a bid for the lead in the final corner but the 2010 USMTS National Champion came up a bit short and settled for the runner-up paycheck behind the 2007 titlist.

Cummins finished third and came out ahead in a race-long battle with Jesse Sobbing while points leader Rodney Sanders finished fifth after taking the green flag from the 15th starting spot. Just behind Sanders, 23rd-starting Stormy Scott grabbed the sixth spot with Brent Larson, Casey Arneson, Cory Crapser and Dereck Ramirez rounding out the top 10.

The Chateau Raceway in Lansing, Minn., hosts the USMTS on Friday, Sept. 4, for their traditional standing-room-only stint with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. and races to follow. Midwest Mods, Street Stocks, USRA B-Mods, Pure Stocks and Hornets will also be on the racing card.

Fans can get coupons good for $2 off adult general admission at Casey’s General Stores locations in Austin and Blooming Prairie. Cory Crapser and his No. 07 Oreos/Sour Patch Kids machine will be greeting fans at 1702 12th St. SW in Austin from 12-2 p.m. Tune your radio to KAUS 1480 AM to hear live broadcasts from Crapser’s appearance.

The Chateau Raceway is a 1/3-mile semi-banked gumbo clay oval located 5.0 miles north of Austin on US 218 to the Lansing Exit, then 1.3 miles east on CR 2, then 0.4 mile south on CR 25, then 0.3 mile east. For more information call (507) 391-2486 or (507) 433-4578 or visit www.chateauraceway.net.

On Saturday the series will be at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn. The five-night Labor Day Weekend swing wraps up on Sunday at the Cresco Speedway in Cresco, Iowa.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv .

17th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree set for Sept. 24-26 at Deer Creek Speedway

September 4th, 2015

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.-Every year, the Labor Day holiday signals a new school year, falling leaves, the start of football season and the approaching end of the racing season.

But for the past 16 years, it has taken on another meaning: the countdown to the biggest event in all of dirt modified racing.

Americas undisputed marquee mega-event for dirt modifieds the Featherlite Fall Jamboree blasts off three weeks from today, and this years battle between the Best of the Best the sport has to offer promises to be the biggest ever with the boldest payoffs in event history.

Fans will continue to witness a complete program all three nights highlighted by the United States Modified Touring Series in their final event of the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental and the crowning of the 2015 USMTS National Champion on Thursday night.

The Holley Iron Man Series featuring USRA B-Mods will share the spotlight all three nights. More than 200 cars and drivers are expected in two classes and nearly $200,000 in posted awards possible.

Set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24-26, USMTS Modifieds will be shooting for a $5,000 each of the first two nights and a whopping $10,000 winners share on Saturday.

As it has the past three seasons, Thursdays lid-lifter will serve as the final points race in the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup while Friday and Saturdays shows will be sanctioned by the United States Racing Association with valuable USRA national points on the line.

If youre a big fan of yellow flags, this event probably isnt for you. But if witnessing the whos who of dirt modified racing circling the high-banked clay oval of the Deer Creek Speedway at nearly 100 mph, this one is right up your alley.

Ron Jones was the champion of the inaugural event in 1999. Since then, the list of Featherlite Fall Jamboree champions include Johnny Saathoff, Willy Kraft, Mark Noble, Dan Daniels, Kelly Shryock, Chad Kinder, Dean Mahlstedt, Tim Donlinger, Terry Phillips, Joey Jensen and Jason Hughes (the only driver to claim multiple titles).

Rodney Sanders is the defending champion of the event and two-time defending USMTS National Champion. He will enter Thursdays race with hopes of a third title one that would reward him with a $100,000 payday at the season-ending awards banquet.

Early bird race fans can get a free preview of the action and drivers will get their chance to make final adjustments to their machines with an open practice from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23.

MODIFIED RULES & PROCEDURES: USMTS rules apply on Thursday. USRA rules apply Friday and Saturday. Tires permitted are American Racer KK-704. Different sanctioning body drivers call USMTS office at 515-832-7944 or USRA office at 515-832-6000 for rules information and clarification. Top-15 in passing points locked into A Main, top-8 redraw and 15 advance from B Mains to 30-car A Main each night. Saturdays A Main will start three wide. Top-30 in Saturdays B Mains not advancing to A Main advance to Non-Qualifiers Race (redraw for starting spot). USMTS points on Thursday for drivers in the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup. USMTS provisionals and Top Dog Bonus will be Thursday only.

Thursday A Main: 1. $5000, 2. $2500, 3. $1800, 4. $1300, 5. $1000, 6. $850, 7. $775, 8. $700, 9. $650, 10. $600, 11. $575, 12. $550, 13. $525, 14. $500, 16. $450, 17. $425, 18. $400, 19. $350, $340, 20. $330, 21. $325, 22. $320, 23. $315, 24. $310, 25. $305, 26-30. $300

Friday A Main: 1. $5000, 2. $3000, 3. $2000, 4. $1500, 5. $1000, 6. $900, 7. $800, 8. $750, 9. $700, 10. $650, 11. $625, 12. $600, 13. $575, 14. $550, 15. $525, 16. $500, 17. $475, 18. $450, 19. $425, 20. $400, 21. $375, 22-30. $350.

Saturday A Main: 1. $10,000, 2. $5000, 3. $4000, 4. $3300, 5. $2700, 6. $2200, 7. $2000, 8. $1700, 9. $1500, 10. $1300, 11. $1200, 12. $1100, 13. $1000, 14. $900, 15. $850, 16. $800, 17. $775, 18. $750, 19. $725, 20. $700, 21. $675, 22. $650, 23. $625, 24-30. $600.

Non-Qualifiers Race: 1. $2000, 2. $1500, 3. $1000, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $500, 8. $475, 9. $450, 10. $425, 11. $400, 12. $375, 13. $350, 16. $325, 17. $300, 18. $290, 20. $280, 21. $275, 22. $270, 23. $265, 24. $260, 25. $255, 26-30. $250, Tow $150. Must have raced all three nights to be eligible for the Saturday Tow!

This event will be three complete shows. Any driver can race one night or all three. There will be benefits to drivers racing all three. Driver racing all three and not making A-main or Non Qualifier feature will receive $150 tow money Saturday.

The early entry deadline has been extended through Sunday, Sept. 6. Until then, the entry fee for the event is just $100 for USMTS/USRA Modified competitors. After Sept. 6 or at the gate on race day, the entry fee will be $400.

Drivers can enter by calling the USMTS office at 515-832-7944 or Janet Staley at 515-297-3872. You can also download the official Featherlite Fall Jamboree entry form at www.usmts.com/downloads.

B-MOD RULES & PROCEDURES: All USRA rules apply. The top-15 in passing points are locked into the A Main, top-8 redraw and 5 advance from B Mains to 30-car A Main each night. Iron Man Challenge and USRA national points awarded each night. USRA license is not required. Hoosier G60 tires are permitted. Wissota Midwest Mods are permitted with a few rules changes call office 515-832-6000.

Thursday A Main: 1. $600, 2. $450, 3. $350, 4. $300, 5. $250, 6. $200, 7. $170, 8. $140, 9. $120, 10. $110, 11. $100, 12. $90, 13. $80, 14-30. $75.

Friday A Main: 1. $750, 2. $600, 3. $500, 4. $400, 5. $300, 6. $250, 7. $200, 8. $170, 9. $150, 10. $140, 11. $130, 12. $120, 13. $110, 14. $100, 15-30. $90.

Saturday A Main: 1. $1000, 2. $750, 3. $550, 4. $470, 5. $420, 6. $360, 7. $310, 8. $270, 9. $240, 10. $220, 11. $200, 12. $180, 13. $160, 14. $150, 15. $140, 16. $130, 17. $120, 18. $115, 19. $110, 20. $105, 21-30. $100, Tow $70.

USRA-licensed B-Mod racers can purchase a three-day entry for $50 or $75 for non-licensed drivers by Sept. 6. After Sept. 6, entry fees must be made on a per-night basis at the track.

Fan may purchase tickets online at www.deercreekspeedway.com or by calling toll-free 877-DCS-RACE.

For fans unable to attend the 17th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree in person, the entire event from the first lap of the first heat until the last checkered flag waves will be broadcast live via pay-per-view by RacinDirt.com. Visit www.racindirt.com for ordering information, or check them out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/racindirt.

The Deer Creek Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval which sits on 60 acres with one of Americas most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and an adjoining campground. For track or campground info, call 507-346-2342 or email info@deercreekspeedway.com. To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Champions Crowned during 20th Anniversary Season

September 1st, 2015

Spring Valley MN–With almost 2″ of rain falling at the speedway on Friday the track crew had their hands full getting the track ready for the nights racing action. Deer Creek Speedway is celebrating their 20th season of racing action and with tight battles and first time winners the excitement was in the air all night.

Tommy Richards won the makeup feature from August 22nd in the WISSOTA Super Stock division while Brad Waits won the makeup feature for the USRA Modifieds earlier in the night completing the show that was previously rained out.

In the final Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modified Feature event of the season Dustin Scott had the title wrapped. Casey Trom jumped out to the early lead with Ryan Wetzstein in second early on. After a quick restart Wetzstein moved under Trom to take the lead. Scott moved into the second spot with Josh Crary right behind him in third. Scott continued to pressure Wetzstein for the lead but the youngster was letting this feature win slip through his fingers as he held on for the hard fought feature. The win was the young Wetzstein first ever feature win and also became the 400th different feature winner at the speedway over its 20 years of operation. Scott, Don Schaefer, Crary and twenty first starting Garitt Wytaske rounded out the top five. Scott took home the track championship ahead of Crary, Jason Born, Wytaske and Trom in the top five. Heat races on the night were won by Scott, Brad Misnke and Trom.

Zach Elward jumped out to the early lead with a three wide battle for second on lap one of the KIK Graphics WISSOTA Street Stock feature event. Troy Voth took the lead on lap two as they were now three wide for the third spot. Danny Hanson moved into the second spot on lap three and then started to pressure Voth for the lead. Hanson took the lead on lap five with Mike Blowers making a strong run and moving into the second spot. Kory Adams came alive over the last half of the race and on lap ten moved past Blowers for the second spot. Blowers started to fade as Danny Richards worked into third on lap twelve. At the finish it was Hanson taking home the win followed by Adams, Richards, Nick Schwebach and Voth. Heat races were won by Hanson and Bernie Adams. Mike Blowers took home the track championship ahead of Kory Adams, Richards, Schwebach and Bernie Adams Cole Queensland and Erik Kanz were in a tight battle for the track championship of the Wagner Trucking USRA B-Modifieds with only two points separating the two as they pulled onto the track. Alex Williamson and Andrew Bleess battled early for the top spot with Williamson gaining the edge by lap three. Queensland and Kanz were battling mid pack for position. Kyle Anderson worked past Bleess and then took the lead on lap seven. By lap ten Queensland and Brandon Hare were battling for top five spots while Kanz slowed with mechanical problems. Anderson cruised home with the win becoming the 401st different feature winner at the speedway. Queensland rallied to take home second with Williamson, Hare and Bleess rounding out the top five. Nate Chodur and Ben Moudry took home the B features while Bleess, Hare, Kylie Kath, Anderson and Jake Timm won the heat races. Queensland took home the track title ahead of Kanz, Kylie Kath, hare and Williamson.

Jeff Brauer and Tommy Richards pulled onto the track to settle their tie for the track championship in the Brauer Roofing WISSOTA Super Stock division. Neil Eckhart looked and jumped out to the early lead. Jeff Brauer quickly moved into the second spot and set sail for Eckhart in the lead. A restart on lap four saw Eckhart continue to lead with Brauer and Tommy Richards now side by side in second. On lap ten Brauer made a strong move for the lead but contact sent him to the rear of the field. Richards used the restart to his advantage and quickly took over the top spot with Eckhart in second. Eckhart then had a strong battle with Adam Stockhausen for the second spot over the remaining laps. At the finish it was Richards with the win, Stockhausen, Eckhart, Brauer and Parker Hale rounding out the top five. Heat races were won by Richards and Brauer. Richards took home the track championship by four points over Brauer, Brian Fetting, Kevin Hager and AJ Hoff.

The final race of the night was the NAPA AutoCare USRA Modifieds. Jacob Bleess had a strong run and took the lead early with Jason Cummins in second. Brad Waits started seventh and quickly moved into the top five and with three down pulled alongside of Bleess up front. Waits led lap four while Bleess remained strong on the top side of the speedway for the first half of the race. Waits slowly pulled away from the pack while Josh Angst worked into the third spot. Les Duellman caught my attention just past the halfway point as he cracked the top five after starting twenty second on the field. Waits took home the win ahead of Bleess, Angst, Duellman and Dustin Sorensen. Heat races were won by Bleess, Dustin Sorensen and Jason Cummins. Josh Angst took home the track championship ahead of Bleess, Joe Horgdal, Joel Alberts and Darwyn Karau.

Next week will be the annual Labor Day duel featuring the USMTS Modifieds. All other classes will be on hand to do battle on the 3/8 mile high banked speedplant. Racing action is set to start at 6:00

Rain Shortens Racing action at “the Creek”

August 25th, 2015

Deer Creek Speedway again had to fend off the weather as the season starts winding down for the season. With inclement weather a possibility the speedway went on with their normal racing action on Saturday night. The show pushed along quickly but was halted about two hours into the program with rain moving into the speedway during the MW Modified feature event halting the racing for the night. Racing action will resume Saturday August 30th with all 5 regular classes racing at the speedway. The WISSOTA Super Stocks and USRA Modifieds will run their rained out features on the 30th.

Ben Moudry and Cole Queensland battled for the lead on lap one until Moudry took control of the Wagner Trucking USRA b-Modified feature on lap two. Trevor Fecht quickly moved into the third spot with Brandon Hare following through into fourth. A caution on lap nine saw Queensland again pressuring hard while Hare took over the third spot. Thirteenth starting Andrew Bleess worked into the top five after the restart. Three laps later Erik Kanz was on a mission and after starting seventeenth on the field had moved inside the top five and was racing Fecht for the fourth spot.

At the checkers it was Moudry with the win, Queensland, Hare, Fecht and Kanz rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Fecht, Queensland, Moudry and Jayden Larson The KIK Graphics WISSOTA Street Stocks were up next with their feature event. With threatening weather moving in Troy Voth jumped out to the early lead. Nick Schwebach and Danny Hanson battled for second on lap one. Next lap Danny Richards made it a three car battle for second. On lap three Richards pulled alongside of Voth for the lead and was credited with the point as the first caution flew on lap four as Zack Elward rolled his machine in turn two. On the restart Richards led with Hanson taking over the second spot. Mike Blowers and Schwebach worked past Voth to take over the third and fourth spot as Voth slowed and pulled off the track. Richards held on for the win with Hanson close behind in second. Blowers, Schwebach and Bernie Adams rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Blowers and Schwebach.

With light sprinkles coming down the Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds pulled onto the track. Jared Boumeester and Jason Born battled early for the point with Boumeester taking the point on lap one. Dustin Scott quickly worked into the third spot and on lap three took over the second spot. Dan Wheeler moved into the fourth spot as the rains started to pick up in intensity. Wheeler moved past Born for the third spot on lap four. As the racers neared the halfway point of the feature you could tell traction was getting less and less and on lap ten the yellow flew for the field. After raining for a few more minutes the race was called complete. Jared Boumeester was credited with the win, Dustin Scott, Dan Wheeler, Jason Born and Jimmy Patzner rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Scott and Boumeester.

Danny Hanson Tops Tough WISSOTA Street Stock Field

August 18th, 2015

Spring Valley MN–Casey Trom Led at the drop of the green in the Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature event while they were three wide behind her. With three laps completed Jared Boumeester and Trom were battling for the lead. Boumeester took over the control on lap four. Dustin Scott started to work through the pack after starting at the rear of the field and by lap seven had worked into the top five. Don Schaefer sat in second but was unable to make up any ground to the leader while Garitt Wytaske and Scott battled for the third spot. At the finish it was Boumeester with the win by a big margin over Schaefer, Wytaske, Scott and Ryan Wetzstein. Heat races were won by Ryan Goergen, Josh Crary and Wytaske.

Danny Hanson got the jump on the field at the drop of the green on his way to the win but it was not an easy win. Early on Troy Voth kept the pressure on until Nick Schwebach started to battle with Voth for second. Schwebach took over the second spot until he lost the handle of his machine to bring out the first caution of the event. On the restart Hanson led with Mike Blowers and Bernie Adams battling for second and pressuring Hanson up front. Blowers took over second and started working low on Hanson. Hanson was too strong up front as they raced side by side for most of the rest of the feature with Hanson holding a slight edge everytime they crossed the line. At the finish it was Hanson with the win, Blowers, Kory Adams, Richards and Schwebach in the top five. Heat races were won by Richards and Bernie Adams Kylie Kath and Shaun Walski battled early for the lead in the Wagner Trucking USRA B-Modified division. Walski took the point while Cole Queensland and Brandon Hare battled for a top five finish, Kyle Anderson looked strong as he worked into second at the midway point after battling with Scott Demmer early on. Erik Kanz found the top side to his liking and on made a strong run from outside the five in the later stages of the race to work inside the top five. At the finish it was Walski with the win, Anderson held off Kanz to finish second while Demmer and Queensland rounded out the top five. Blake Arndt and Dustin Kruse took home B-Feature wins while Trevor Fecht, Kanz, Walski, and Hare took home the hear race wins.

Brandon Duellman jumped out to the early lead in the WISSOTA Super Stock feature event with Neil Eckhart in second early on. With three down Tommy Richards took over the second spot with Jeff Brauer quickly working into the third spot. Brian Fetting and Adam Stockhausen battled for the fifth spot early on. With six completed Brauer worked under Richards for the second spot and then moved past Duellman to lead lap nine. Richards worked past Duellman for the second spot on lap eleven but Brauer was strong on the bottom tonight. At the finish it was Brauer taking home the win, Richards, Stockhausen, Eckhart and Duellman rounding out the top five. Heat races were won by Eckhart and Richards

By the time the Napa AutoCare USRA Modifieds took to the track it was black and slick from top to bottom which is a Brad Waits type of track. Mr. Waits took the lead out of turn two on the opening lap with Jacob Bleess sitting in the second spot. Joe Horgdal ran in third early on with Josh Angst pressuring him for the spot. Angst took the spot while Jason Cummins and Brandon Davis had the best battle on the track. By lap ten the duo soon joined Horgdal to race three wide for the third spot. Davis took over the spot and then set sail for the front of the field. Davis worked past Angst for third on lap twenty and then moved past Bleess for the second spot as the white flew over the field. Waits had almost a half lap lead on the field as it ran caution free for the twenty five lap feature event. Heat races were won by Waits, Bleess and Cummins won the heat races.

Racing action resumes next Saturday at 6:00

Adams, Brauer, and Wheeler Claim ROC Victories

August 11th, 2015

Spring Valley MN -Jayden Larson jumped out front on the opening lap of the Wagner Trucking USRA B-Modified Feature event. Larson held the top spot until a lap three restart when Cole Denner outraced Kylie Kath and Shaun Walski out of turn two. Kath and Walski battled for the second position while Trevor Fecht worked into the top five. Fecht and Walski battled for the third spot during the mid-portion of the race until Walski got the rhythm and then moved forward over the later laps. At the finish it was Denner with the win. Walski, Kath, Fecht and Cole Queensland rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Fecht, Walski, AJ Johnston and Larson

Bernie Adams jumped out to the early lead in the KIK Graphics WISSOTA Street Stock Feature event. Mike Blowers took the lead on lap two while Adams made the top side work to his advantage and retook the lead on lap six. Then it got really entertaining up front as Kory Adams joined his dad and Blowers up front while Kyle King Danny Richards and Nick Schwebach all moved up to join the battle. Blowers led lap eight, Kory Adams led lap ten by lap fourteen, Schwebach, Bernie Adams, Richards and King were four wide for the third spot as Blowers kept alongside of Kory up front. A caution with two to go saw Kory Adams hold onto the lead. Nick Schwebach had a great run and moved outside of Blowers for second coming out of four to the checkers. The two made contact down the straight but Schwebach held on for the second spot while King shot past Blowers for the third spot. Blowers and Richards rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Travis Krause and Blowers.

Ryan Wetzstein jumped out to the early lead in the Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature event. Dan Wheeler made his presence known early on as he flew into the second spot. With three laps completed Wheeler moved into the top spot while Dustin Scott worked into the third spot. Eric Lamm worked into fourth on lap nine as a caution flew over the field. Wheeler led on the restart with Scott taking over the second spot and Lamm working into third shortly. A final caution made a green white checker dash to the finish. Wheeler took home the win and ROC birth followed by Scott, Lamm, Jared Boumeester and Jason Born who worked up from the fourteenth starting spot. Heat races were won by Scott, Boumeester and Lamm.

A great field of Brauer Roofing WISSOTA Super Stocks were on hand tonight with Brandon Duellman and Adam Stockhausen running side by side for the lead for the first six laps. Danny Richards finally moved into second on lap six and started to pressure Duellman for the lead. Duellman and Richards raced side by side until a lap eleven caution. On the restart Duellman again held the lead while Richards sat in second. Thirteen down and Duellman again sat alone out front while Jeff Brauer battled with Richards and Stockhausen for the runner up spot. Duellman suddenly slowed and pulled off the track handing the lead to Brauer. Brauer held on for the win over Richards, Stockhausen, Brian Fetting and Kurt Becken. Heat races were won by AJ Hoff and Stockhausen.

The final race of the night was one of the most entertaining NAPA AutoCare USRA Modified features of the season. Dustin Sorensen took the early lead with Jake Timm taking the spot away on lap two. Josh Angst worked past Sorensen on a lap three restart. By lap seven Angst pulled alongside of Timm for the top spot while Brad Waits who started ninth on the field was in third on their back bumpers. The lead duo raced side by side until lap twelve when Angst finally nosed ahead of Timm. Timm rebounded and led lap fourteen. Angst led lap fifteen and on lap eighteen Waits moved past Timm for the second spot. Waits started to pressure Angst for the lead and on lap twenty these two were now side by side for the lead. Waits led lap twenty one and held Angst off to take home the win. Angst finished second ahead of Brandon Davis, Dustin Sorensen and Joe Horgdal.

Racing action resumes next Saturday with action in all five classes at the speedway. Action is set to start at 6:00

Schmitt shines in Spring Valley

July 31st, 2015

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.-Tom Schmitt picked up his second win of the season Saturday night as the Holley Iron Man Series featuring USRA Stock Cars invaded the Deer Creek Speedway as part of the 5th Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Red Tail Tackle.

Schmitt, who started sixth, was part of an eight-car pack at the front of the field that jockeyed for position for the first half of the 20-lap main event at the high-banked clay oval in Spring Valley, Minn.

But the former USRA Stock Car National Champion and Holley Iron Man Series Champion asserted himself on lap 12 and then kept the field at bay for the remaining eight laps.

The win was worth $750 to the Independence, Iowa, driver.

Shawn Peter, who won Thursday night’s USRA Stock Car feature here, came home in a close second with Kyle Falck finishing third and earning an extra $250 as the NFG Fleet Graphics Hard Charger after starting 19th on the 23-car grid.

Kevin Donlan rebounded from an early flat tire to claim the fourth spot with Mitch Hovden rounding out the top five finishers.

Sixth through tenth, respectively, went to Brian Mahlstedt, Lynn Panos, Stefan Sybesma, Jake Newman and Steve Jackson.

The next Holley Iron Man Series event for the USRA Stock Cars happens Friday, Aug. 7, at the Fayette County Speedway in West Union, Iowa.

The next Holley Iron Man Series race for the USRA B-Mods takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv.

Sanders Triumphs at World Modified Dirt Track Championship

July 28th, 2015

Spring Valley MN–The 5th Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship Presented by Red Tail Tackle is now in the books. What a racers weekend with drama outstanding racing all weekend and excitement for everyone. National Fleet Graphics handed out some hard charge awards while Cobra Transportation raised the purse on Saturdays Midwest Modified feature. Randy and Patty Eastvold added additional money to the USMTS Feature on Saturday for additional money for the segment two finishers.

The activities started off on Wednesday night with an open practice while the racing action started on Thursday night. All of the United States Modified Touring Series cars did some group qualifying at the start of the night which setup starting orders for the heat races.

The first feature to hit the track on Night number 1 was the Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds. Dustin Scott and Casey Trom battled early until Scott took control of the race. Michael Truscott slowly moved forward from his seventh starting spot and on lap eight took control of the event and took home the win ahead of Scott. Dan Wheeler wheeled from nineteenth to finish third ahead of Jared Boumeester and Don Schaefer.

On Friday night the Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds took to the track with Dustin Scott out to the early lead. Cory Crapser sat in second and pressured him early while Michael Truscott worked into the third spot. A late race battle between Truscott, Crapser and Travis Saurer saw Truscott finish behind Scott as the Checkers flew over the field. Crapser, Jason Born and Tanner Byholm rounded out the top five with Byholm working up from the fourteenth starting spot.

On Saturday night the Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds came out in force for the $1000 to win final night. Dustin Scott and Dan Wheeler raced early to determine the winner while Jason Born and Michael Truscott battled for the third spot late in the race. Scott took home the win with Wheeler, Truscott, Born and AJ Roschen rounding out the top five.

Although the car counts were low on opening night for the Iron Man Stock Cars there was still some exciting racing action. Shawn Peter was the dominant car on the opening night pulling away from the field early on. Kevin Donlan and Mitch Hovden put on most of the excitement as they battled for the second spot. Peter took home the win ahead of Donlan, Hovden, Lynn Panos, and Kyle Falck

Night number two for the Iron Man Stock Cars saw four side action at the drop of the green. Mitch Hovden took control of the event with Shawn Peter close behind in second. Tom Schmitt had the fans pointing as he worked into the third spot from his eleventh starting spot while Kyle Falck and Kevin Donlan continued their strong weekend coming home fourth and fifth.

A great field showed up for the final night with a four wide landrush on the opening lap some five wide and even a six wide battle taking place early in the feature. Pete Solum had a wild ride down the front stretch barrel rolling several times before coming to rest. Mitch Hovden paced the field early while Tom Schmitt moved into the front on lap sixteen to take home the win. Shawn Peter, Kevin Donlan and Mitch Hovden rounded out the top five.

Night number 1 for the USMTS Cars had the best battle up front of the weekend. Terry Phillips and Bobby Malchus battled side by side for over half the race even while working through lap traffic. This epic battle had the message boards and social media sites buzzing with activity as a race that will go down as one of the all time classics. Phillips took home the win ahead of Malchus with Rodney Sanders, Joey Jensen and Brandon Davis rounding out the top five. Brad Dierks came home sixth after starting nineteenth on the field

Night number two buzzed with anticipation and the fans were entertained with some of the wickedest slide jobs and power moves throughout the heat race and B Feature action. In the feature Jason Hughes jumped out front on lap three and after holding Rodney Sanders off before the halfway point slowly started to pull away for the win. Sanders took home second while Brandon Davis and Brad Dierks continued their strong weekend ahead of Dan Ebert

The final night saw the alphabet soup races and that talk was Rochester’s own Brad Waits who showed up to tag onto the back of the Last Chance race. Waits advanced out of that race, won the “C” main after starting sixteenth and then worked up to seventh in the “B” feature to transfer to the “A” main. Jason Cummins and Nick Stroupe were the only other two drivers to make the “A” main after running in a “C” main which shows how tough the field was. The feature event was split into two segments a 30 lap race for segment one with a ten minute break to work on cars and then a final 50 lap feature. Both features had complete payouts with the 1st segment paying $5000 to the winner and the second segment paying $15,000 to the winner. Brandon Davis got the early lead in segment one Rodney Sanders moved to the point on lap eight and stayed there to the finish of segment one. Davis, Jason Hughes, Terry Phillips and Brad Dierks rounded out the top five at the break. How about the transfer drivers Brad Waits started nineteenth and was up to eighth. Nick Stroupe worked up to sixteenth while Jason Cummins had moved up to twelfth at that time. After the break the fifty lap feature was on tap. Sanders stayed strong out front with Davis in second. Hughes ran third until a caution on lap twenty when he moved past Davis and hung on the bumper of Sanders in second. Brad Waits worked into the fourth spot on lap twenty four until he started to slip back eventually coming home in sixth. Up front though there was no denying Sanders the triumph as he took home the win and $20,000 on the weekend. Hughes, Terry Phillips, Joey Jensen and Zach VanderBeek rounded out the top five at the finish. VanderBeek had originally started in the fifteenth starting spot in the “A” main.

What an incredible three nights of racing action watch for the event to be broadcast on MavTV in September and plan to take in the 6th annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship next year.

Sanders on top of the World again

July 31st, 2015

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.-If there was any question as to whether or not Rodney Sanders is currently the best dirt modified driver in the world, Saturdays performance at the 5th Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Red Tail Tackle should settle the issue.

Sanders, who already owns nearly every coveted trophy the sport awards its champions, just keeps adding more hardware to his collection and placed a second WMDTC globe on his shelf with a dominating performance in Saturdays two-part, 80-lap finale at the Deer Creek Speedway.

With second- and third-place finishes in Thursday and Fridays preliminary features, the 25-year-old phenom from Happy, Texas, earned the pole position and led the field to the green flag Saturday night.

A former track champion at the high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval in Spring Valley, Minn., Brandon Davis of Medford, Minn., led the first lap of the first segment from the outside of the front row with Terry Phillips and Sanders giving chase.

Sanders quickly disposed of Phillips and then powered past Davis to lead the eighth of 30 laps. He never trailed again and cashed $5,000 for his efforts.

In between the two halves, crew members for all 30 main event starters were given the opportunity to make any changes they could within a ten-minute window.

When the horn sounded to resume racing, Sanders led the pack to the start of the 50-lap second-round battle.

Three cautions midway through the race kept his chasers within striking distance, including Jason Hughes who captured the 2013 World Championship as well as Friday nights preliminary feature.

Hughes stalked Sanders for the last 20 laps, but Sanders would not be denied the $15,000 top prize, bringing his total take to more than $20,000.

I just concentrated on keeping the car up front and running straight laps and keeping my tire under me, an elated Sanders said in victory lane. We just had a great car and I cant thank everyone that helps me out enough. This is awesome.

I caught lapped traffic and was kind of looking to see where they were running but they were all over the place so I really didnt know where I needed to go, so I was just trying to keep my momentum up. I never saw anybody but I heard them a little bit. I was just trying to do what I was doing and not slip up.

While Sanders claimed his second WMDTC title in a row, it was also the second straight year that Hughes was the second driver to cross beneath the checkered flag here.

Didn’t quite have enough for the 20 car, but hats off to them; they did a hell of a job this weekend,’ said Hughes, who finished third behind Sanders and Davis in the first segment. ‘They’ve had a great year couple of years so they worked hard and earned it.

We’re not too happy with second,” Hughes said, smiling. It’s the first loser. I seen the back of his car a couple times last weekend, and we need to get up there and get the win. We’ll get him some time or another.”

Phillips, a former Featherlite Fall Jamboree winner here, registered a third-place finish for the third time in five World Modified Dirt Track Championship main events.

It just wasn’t quite enough to get to the front,’ said the son of legendary racer Larry Phillips. We had a third-place car. We’ve got a little homework to do, haven’t raced my mod much, so I guess we have to get on the ball.

We’ve got a pretty good piece here and we’re pretty consistent being up front, so we just have to get that little edge that they got.

Phillips won Thursday’s preliminary feature, and the Springfield, Mo., veteran has never finished lower than ninth in five WMDTC championship races.

Another past Jamboree champion, Joey Jensen of Harris, Minn., ran ninth in the first segment and found the high side to his liking in the second segment as he climbed from ninth at the start to finish in the fourth spot.

“It started to clean off on the top up there and you could get some good bite off the end,” said Jensen, who blew an engine Thursday and has been using a powerplant borrowed from fellow racer Bob Gierke for the remainder of the weekend. “It’s a testament to these guys here that put the car underneath me.

“I want to thank all the fans for coming out and supporting this deal. If it wasn’t for you guys we wouldn’t have this.”

Rounding out the top five, New Sharon, Iowas Zack VanderBeek closed out a consistently fast month of July on a high note.

“We had a good car all week, really, we just had some circumstances that didn’t go our way and kind of set us back a little bit but the car was good,” VanderBeek said. “It’s just a pleasure to run with guys that race so clean. We’ll keep plugging away here, but we’ve got a lot of work to do to catch that 20 car.

Sixth went to the winner of the inaugural World Modified Dirt Track Championship in 2011, Brad Waits, and he did not disappoint the fans this time either.

Opting to skip the first two nights of qualifying, Waits paid his entry fee on Saturday and started dead last in the second 15-lap Last Chance Race where he finished second to advance to the C Main.

From the 16th starting spot, he won the C Main and then finished seventh in the B Main to earn a spot in the A Main where he started 19th and climbed to eighth by the end of the first 30-lap segment.

After battling among the top five for most of the second 50-lap segment, the racer from nearby Rochester, Minn., settled for sixth at the finish.

Bobby Malchus of Red Oak, Texas, who came up just a little short in Thursdays preliminary feature behind Phillips, raced to a seventh-place finish ahead of Davis, who slipped to eighth at the finish.

Craig Thatcher of Knapp, Wis., was ninth and Brad Dierks of Clarence, Iowa, finished in the tenth position.

Sanders now has his sights set on another possible payday when the United States Modified Touring Series kicks off the 2015 Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental on Thursday, Aug. 6, at the 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.

More than 30 drivers are “in the hunt” for a $20,000 reward to win the points title, but Sanders, by virtue of his three USMTS regional points titles this season, stands to earn a record $100,000 if he can capture his third straight USMTS National Championship.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Hovden no problem in USRA Stock Cars at Deer Creek

July 27th, 2015

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.–Mitch Hovden’s magical season continued Friday night at the Deer Creek Speedway as he notched yet another USRA Stock Car victory for the 2015 season.

Thursday night’s feature winner, Shawn Peter, started on the pole for Friday’s 20-lapper, but Hovden was too much for Peter and the rest of the field as he raced to a $600 win.

Peter held off Tom Schmitt in a late-race battle for second, with Kyle Falck and Kevin Donlan rounding out the top five.

Action continues Saturday with the Holley Iron Man Series featuring USRA Stock Cars racing for $750 to win.

Racing starts Saturday at 6:45 p.m. Reserved seats are $30, general admission is $25 and kids get in for $10. Pit passes are $40.

For race fans unable to attend the event, every lap of every race will be broadcast LIVE via pay-per-view by RacinDirt.com. Saturday’s show is just $29.95. Visit www.racindirt.com NOW to order your package and don’t miss a lap.

The Deer Creek Speedway & Campground is a multi-use facility which sits on 60 acres of scenic rural rolling hills with one of America’s most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and a busy modern campground. The 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval is located 11.3 miles south of I-90 (exit 209) on US 63 (0.7 mile north of SR 16) in Spring Valley, Minn. For more info, call toll-free 877-327-7223 or 507-346-2342 on race day or visit www.deercreekspeedway.com online.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv.

Hughes nets Friday night win, Sanders on pole Saturday at World Modified Dirt Track Championship

July 27th, 2015

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.-Seeking his second crown jewel event win of the year, Jason Hughes outmaneuvered Rodney Sanders through a swarm of lapped cars Friday to win the 30-lap A Main Qualifier on the second night of the 5th Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Red Tail Tackle at the Deer Creek Speedway.

The 2010 USMTS National Champion and 2013 winner of the WMDTC started on the pole for the feature race but gave way to Brandon Davis at the start.

Davis was able to hold serve for just four laps before Hughes screamed underneath to take over the top spot while defending WMDTC champion Rodney Sanders followed into second one lap later.

From there, it was a clash of titans as Hughes and Sanders danced in and out of lapped cars throughout the caution-free affair.

Sanders was able to slip under Hughes to lead the 15 orbit, but Hughes came charging back around Sanders in the next corner to reclaim command of the race.

Both drives became familiar with every inch of the high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval as they used whatever line they could to carry them above, below and between the back-markers.

Hughes, who netted $10,000 back in March by winning the King of America V Modified Nationals at the Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., sealed the deal Saturday night when he put three lapped cars between himself and Sanders with just five laps remaining.

Davis, meanwhile, never lost sight of the lead duo and claimed third at the checkered flag.

Brad Dierks capped off a strong two nights with a fourth-place finish with Dan Ebert completing the top five. Thursday night’s winner, Terry Phillips, came home sixth, with Jacob Bleess, Johnny Scott, Brent Larson and Lucas Schott completing the first ten to the finish line.

On the strength of his second- and third-place finishes the first two nights, Sanders will set the pace to start Saturday’s $20,000-to-win finale with Phillips and Davis joining him on the front row for the three-wide green flag start.

Hughes, Dierks and Joey Jensen will make up the second row, Schott, Keith Foss and Craig Thatcher comprise row 3 and the fourth row belongs to Ebert, Ben Kates and Bleess.

Fourteen more drivers will advance from Saturday’s B Main into the A Main.

Points were awarded for qualifying, heat races and feature races on Thursday and Friday to set the field for Saturday which will feature an alphabet soup of main events and last chance races. The top 12 points-earners from the first two nights are locked into the Saturday’s A Main while the 13th-highest points-earner from the first two days will be on the pole of the B Main and so on.

Saturday’s $20,000-to-win championship main event will have a new twist this year as the finale will be divided into two segments. The first segment will be 25 laps and pay a minimum of $5,000 to win and $500 to start.

At the conclusion of the first segment, competitors will have a maximum of ten minutes to make any needed changes to the racecar.

The second segment will be 40 laps, start heads-up by the finishing order of the first segment and pay a minimum of $15,000 to win and $1,000 to start.

In addition to the USMTS Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars will battle for $750 to win while WISSOTA Midwest Mods will be racing for $600 to win.

Racing starts Saturday at 6:45 p.m. Reserved seats are $30, general admission is $25 and kids get in for $10. Pit passes are $40.

For race fans unable to attend the event, every lap of every race will be broadcast LIVE via pay-per-view by RacinDirt.com. Saturday’s show is just $29.95. Visit www.racindirt.com NOW to order your package and don’t miss a lap.

The Deer Creek Speedway & Campground is a multi-use facility which sits on 60 acres of scenic rural rolling hills with one of America’s most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and a busy modern campground. The 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval is located 11.3 miles south of I-90 (exit 209) on US 63 (0.7 mile north of SR 16) in Spring Valley, Minn. For more info, call toll-free 877-327-7223 or 507-346-2342 on race day or visit www.deercreekspeedway.com online.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtst.

Peter wires USRA Stock Car field at Deer Creek Speedway

July 25th, 2015

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.–Shawn Peter of Mable, Minn., raced to victory in a dominating fashion Thursday night as the Deer Creek Speedway kicked off the 5th Annual World Modified Dirt track Championship presented by Red Tail Tackle. From the outside of the front row, Peter took control of the race at the drop of the green flag and was never challenged in the 20-lap affair.

He pocketed $500 for his efforts. Kevin Donlan was second, Mitch Hovden finished third, fourth went to Lynn Panos and Kyle Falck rounded out the top five.

Action continues Friday night with another complete program of heat races and main events for the USRA Stock Cars which once again share the spotlight with the USMTS Modifieds and Wissota Midwest Mods.

For those unfortunate souls unable to attend the event in person, you can still be gettin’ the dirt from every lap of every race via pay-per-view at www.racindirt.com/live.

While Thursday and Friday nights will award national points for the USRA Stock Cars, Saturdays show is also a Holley Iron Man Series event for the fast and furious full-fendered freaks.

Racing starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday and the show gets started at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

The Deer Creek Speedway & Campground is a multi-use facility which sits on 60 acres of scenic rural rolling hills with one of America’s most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and a busy modern campground. The 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval is located 11.3 miles south of I-90 (exit 209) on US 63 (0.7 mile north of SR 16) in Spring Valley, Minn. For more info, call toll-free 877-327-7223 or 507-346-2342 on race day or visit www.deercreekspeedway.com online.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv.

Phillips holds off Malchus for opening night win at World Modified Dirt Track Championship

July 25th, 2015

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. – Terry Phillips held off Bobby Malchus in Thursday’s main event at the 5th Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Red Tail Tackle at the end of a never-ending barn-burner that saw the pair swap the lead seven times during the 30-lapper. And this was just the first of three nights.

Phillips started on the outside of the front row and never wavered from his line around the top side of Deer Creek Speedways high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval. Meanwhile, Malchus, who started third, grinded his way around the low side of the racing surface and sliding up on the exit of every corner, leaving Phillips just enough room to squirt back by on the outside.

Malchus inched ahead at the flagstand to lead the fifth laps, but Phillips roared back and held the top spot for the next ten laps before Malchus regained the lead and looked to have the momentum to drive away to an opening-night victory and his first United States Modified Touring Series triumph.

Phillips, however, never went away and used some lapped traffic on lap 20 to put his familiar red and black No. 75 GRT back to the front. While this was going on, defending WMDTC champion Rodney Sanders was embroiled in a similar tussle with Joey Jensen for the third spot with Brandon Davis close behind in fifth.

With four laps to go, Malchus again nosed ahead of Phillips and again on lap 28, but Phillips had enough left in the tank to ride the high side back to the lead as the white flag appeared and beat Malchus to the checkered flag with a car length to spare. Sanders bested Jensen in the battle for third, and Davis kept the fifth spot.

Brad Dierks did the most passing in the feature race, coming from 19th to finish sixth. Keith Foss, Ben Kates, Casey Arneson and Cory Crapser rounded out the top 10. At the conclusion of Fridays show, the top 12 in overall points will be locked into the first 12 starting spots in Saturdays $20,000-to-win finale.

The 5th Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Red Tail Tackle continues Friday where fans will witness a complete program of qualifying and main events for the USMTS Modifieds plus USRA Stock Cars and WISSOTA Midwest Mods. USMTS drivers will have last-chance races and the $20,00-to-win finale on Saturday. Points are awarded for time trials, heat races and qualifying features on Thursday and Friday with each drivers total combined points for the first two days determining the main event line-ups on Saturday.

Saturday will feature an alphabet soup of main events and last-chance races with the top 12 points-earners locked into the championship main event. The 13th-highest points-earner from the first two days will be on the pole of the B Main and the lowest points-earner starts last in the lowest feature race.

Saturdays main event will have a new twist this year as Saturday’s championship race will be divided into two segments. The first segment will be 25 laps and pay a minimum of $5,000 to win and $500 to start.

At the conclusion of the first segment, competitors will have a maximum of ten minutes to make any needed changes to the racecar.

The second segment will be 40 laps, start heads-up by the finishing order of the first segment and pay a minimum of $15,000 to win and $1,000 to start.

Racing starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Saturdays show gets started at 6 p.m.

Friday reserved seats are $25 and general admission tickets are $20. On Saturday, reserved seats are $30 and general admission is $25. A three-day reserved seat is $70. Kids get in for $10 each day. Pit passes are $40 each day.

For race fans unable to attend the event, every lap of every race all three nights will be broadcast via pay-per-view by RacinDirt. Single-day broadcasts are just $21.95 on Thursday, $24.95 on Friday and $29.95 on Saturday. Visit www.racindirt.com/live today to order your three-day package for just $59.95 and save.

The Deer Creek Speedway & Campground is a multi-use facility which sits on 60 acres of scenic rural rolling hills with one of Americas most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and a busy modern campground. The 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval is located 11.3 miles south of I-90 (exit 209) on US 63 (0.7 mile north of SR 16) in Spring Valley, Minn. For more info, call toll-free 877-327-7223 or 507-346-2342 on race day or visit www.deercreekspeedway.com online.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

World Modified Dirt Track Championship practice Wednesday, grind for 20 grand starts Thursday

July 24th, 2015

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.-This Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 23-25, the Best of the Best dirt modified drivers on the planet will converge on the Deer Creek Speedway for the 5th Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Red Tail Tackle.

There will be an open practice for all drivers on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. with free admission to the grandstands for early bird race fans.

Race fans will witness a complete program of qualifying and main events for the USMTS Modifieds each day, with Saturdays show featuring an alphabet soup of main events as drivers try to claw their way into the big dance.

In addition to the USMTS Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars and WISSOTA Midwest Mods will also share the spotlight with a complete program of heat races and main events each day.

USMTS drivers will qualify on Thursday and Friday with last-chance races and the $20,00-to-win finale on Saturday. Points will be awarded for time trials, heat races and qualifying features on Thursday and Friday with each drivers total combined points for the first two days determining the main event line-ups on Saturday.

Saturday will feature an alphabet soup of main events and last-chance races with the top 12 points-earners locked into the championship main event. The 13th-highest points-earner from the first two days will be on the pole of the B Main and the lowest points-earner starts last in the lowest feature race.

Unlike the last four years, Saturdays main event will have a new twist this year as Saturday’s championship race will be divided into two segments. The first segment will be 25 laps and pay a minimum of $5,000 to win and $500 to start.

At the conclusion of the first segment, competitors will have a maximum of ten minutes to make any needed changes to the racecar.

The second segment will be 40 laps, start heads-up by the finishing order of the first segment and pay a minimum of $15,000 to win and $1,000 to start.

Two-time defending USMTS National Champion Rodney Sanders is also the defending champion of the World Modified Dirt Track Championship. Jason Hughes conquered the 2014 event while Ryan Gustin blistered the field in 2012. The inaugural event in 2011 went to Brad Waits.

USRA Stock Cars will battle for $500 to win Thursday, $600 to win Friday and $750 to win Saturday. WISSOTA Midwest Mods will be racing for $400 to win Thursday, $500 to win Friday and $600 to win Saturday.

Racing starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Saturdays show gets started at 6 p.m.

Thursday and Friday reserved seats are $25 and general admission tickets are $20 each day. On Saturday, reserved seats are $30 and general admission is $25. A three-day reserved seat is $70. Kids get in for $10 each day. Pit passes are $40 each day or $110 for a three-day pit pass. Pit passes are $20 for Wednesdays practice.

For race fans unable to attend the event, every lap of every race all three nights will be broadcast via pay-per-view by RacinDirt. Single-day broadcasts are just $21.95 on Thursday, $24.95 on Friday and $29.95 on Saturday. Visit www.racindirt.com today to order your three-day package for just $59.95 and save.

The Deer Creek Speedway & Campground is a multi-use facility which sits on 60 acres of scenic rural rolling hills with one of America’s most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and a busy modern campground. The 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval is located 11.3 miles south of I-90 (exit 209) on US 63 (0.7mile north of SR 16) in Spring Valley, Minn. For more info, call toll-free 877-327-7223 or 507-346-2342 on race day or visit www.deercreekspeedway.com online.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Holley Iron Man Series rocks Rapid Speedway Tuesday; USRA Stock Car tripleheader starts Thursday at Deer Creek Speedway

July 23rd, 2015

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa-USRA Stock Cars have four nights of racing on the docket this week, beginning with a Holley Iron Man Series event at the Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, on Tuesday, July 21, and then three days at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., during the 5th Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Red Tail Tackle.

USRA B-Mods will also be part of the Holley Iron Man Series show Tuesday at the Rapid Speedway with USMTS Modifieds headlining the show for their final regular season points race of 2015.

USRA Stock Cars slug it out for a $750 top prize and the USRA B-Mods battle for $600 to win at the popular semi-banked 3/8-mile dirt oval located at the Lyons County Fairgrounds.

Spectator tickets are just $18 for adults, $5 for kids ages 7-14 and free for children ages 6 and under. Pit passes will be $35. Gates open at 5 p.m., hot laps start at 7 and racing begins at 7:30.

The Rapid Speedway is located 0.5 mile east of US 75 on SR 9, then 0.5 mile south on South Tama St. For more information call 712-472-2067, visit them on the World Wide Web at www.rockrapidsspeedway.com or check them out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RapidSpeedway.

After Tuesdays race in Rock Rapids, practice will kick off at The Creek on Wednesday with USRA Stock Cars and Wissota Midwest Mods sharing the spotlight on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

While all three nights will award national points for the USRA Stock Cars, Saturdays show is also a Holley Iron Man Series event for the fast and furious full-fendered freaks.

The following payouts are posted for the USRA Stock Cars at Deer Creek Speedway:

Thursday 1. $500, 2. $400, 3. $300, 4. $250, 5. $200, 6. $175, 7. $150, 8. $140, 9. $130, 10. $125, 11. $120, 12. $115, 13. $110, 14. $105, 15. $100, 16. $95, 17. $90, 18. $85, 19. $80, 20-24. $75.

Friday 1. $600, 2. $500, 3. $400, 4. $300, 5. $250, 6. $200, 7. $175, 8. $150, 9. $140, 10. $130, 11. $125, 12. $120, 13. $115, 14. $110, 15. $105, 16-24. $100.

Saturday 1. $750, 2. $600, 3. $500, 4. $450, 5. $400, 6. $350, 7. $300, 8. $250, 9. $225, 10. $200, 11. $190, 12. $180, 13. $170, 14. $160, 15. $150, 16. $140,17. $130, 18-24. $125.

The entry fee will be $100 for the whole week or single-day entry fees are $25 on Thursday and $50 each on Friday and Saturday.

Racing starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and the show gets started at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Thursday and Friday reserved seats are $25 and general admission tickets are $20 each day. On Saturday, reserved seats are $30 and general admission is $25. A three-day reserved seat is $70. Kids get in for $10 each day. Pit passes are $40 each day or $110 for a three-day pit pass. Pit passes are $20 for Wednesdays practice.

For race fans unable to attend the event, every lap of every race all three nights will be broadcast via pay-per-view by RacinDirt. Single-day broadcasts are just $21.95 on Thursday, $24.95 on Friday and $29.95 on Saturday. Visit www.racindirt.com today to order your three-day package for just $59.95 and save.

The Deer Creek Speedway & Campground is a multi-use facility which sits on 60 acres of scenic rural rolling hills with one of America’s most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and a busy modern campground. The 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval is located 11.3 miles south of I-90 (exit 209) on US 63 (0.7 mile north of SR 16) in Spring Valley, Minn. For more info, call toll-free 877-327-7223 or 507-346-2342 on race day or visit www.deercreekspeedway.com online.

Holley Iron Man Series championship points include the best 16 finishes for USRA Stock Cars and best 20 finishes for USRA B-Mods. To be eligible for points funds, drivers must possess a valid USRA license, utilize the American Racer KK704 tire on all four wheels and compete in at least half of the Holey Iron Man Series events for their division. Licensed USRA drivers in both classes also earn national points in the USRA Weekly Racing Series. The champion in each division will earn $1,500.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv.

Lanigan Triumphs again at NAPA Gopher 50

July 20th, 2015

Spring Valley MN-After all Qualifying racing was completed Josh Richards set fast time for the night turning a 14.541 second lap around the high bank speedway on the running of the 36th annual NAPA Gopher 50 Late Charity Late Model event at the Deer Creek Speedway. A great crowd was on hand for the racing action with the NAPA AutoCare USRA Modifieds also on hand. Awesome activities throughout the night with some of the best features for the Gopher 50 in recent years.

In the World of Outlaw Late Model feature event Boom Briggs jumped out to the early lead with Darrell Lanigan in second. The first caution came out on lap two and Jimmy Mars and Shane Clanton made contact with Mars spinning and restarting at the tail of the field. Briggs continued to lead on the restart with Josh Richards moving ahead of Lanigan for the second spot. Chub Frank and Frank Heckenast Jr. rounded out the top five. Richards and Lanigan has a great race for second until Heckenast Jr. found the high side to his liking and flew around them both to take over the second spot on lap ten. By lap twelve Briggs started working the back of the field while Heckenast Jr. started to make up ground still trying to stay on the top side of the speedway. Lanigan and Richards were now side by side for third while working through lapped traffic. By the half way point Briggs was out to a half straight lead over Heckenast Jr. as the top side started to slow a little. The caution flew on lap thirty three bunching the field back up. On the restart Briggs led while Lanigan moved into the runner up spot and started to pressure Briggs for the lead. Lanigan took control of the race on lap thirty eight. Chub Frank started working on Briggs for the second spot now and on lap forty four took over the second spot. Over the last six laps Frank was the fastest car on the track but ran out of time to take home the win as Lanigan Triumphed once again at the speedway. Frank, Shane Clanton, Briggs and Heckenast Jr. rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Richards, Heckenast Jr. and Mars.

The final feature of the night was the NAPA AutoCare USRA Modifieds. Cory Crapser jumped out to the early lead with Jimmy Mars pulling double duty on this night sitting in the second spot. Jay Ihrke sat in third early on while Nick Stroup from Iron Station NC sat in the fourth spot ahead of Joey Jensen. Crapser pulled out to a comfortable lead until lap ten when Mars started to slowly gain on the leader. By this time Brandon Davis had moved into the top five after starting thirteenth on the field. With twelve down Davis moved into third working past Ihrke for the position. At the halfway point on lap fifteen Mars and Crapser were in a heated battle up front also trying to work through a back marker. Davis slowly closed up and by lap twenty two the three cars were battling for the top spot. Mars took over the top spot on lap twenty five with Davis taking over the second spot on lap twenty seven. At the finish it was Mars with his first Modified feature win at the speedway, Davis, Crapser, Joey Jensen and Brad Dierks rounding out the top five from his fourteenth starting spot. Jacob Bleess won the B-Feature while heat races were won by Brent Larson, Steve Wetzstein, Josh Angst and Kelly Shryock.

A big thanks to the Blooming Prairie Lions for their help in putting on the event. NAPA, Miners Outdoor and Rec, and many other businesses and people who help put these shows on.

$20,000 now top prize at World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Red Tail Tackle

July 14th, 2015

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.–Well that didnt take long. Shortly after officials announced details about the format for this years 5th Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Red Tail Tackle on Monday, the events presenting sponsor was on the phone to chip in even more.

Randy Eastvold, owner of Red Tail Tackle and a long-time friend and supporter of the Deer Creek Speedway, has increased the winners take by $5,000 for the championship main event and making it a possible $20,000 to win.

Randy and his wife, Patty, are just incredible people and more than just financial backers, said
USMTS President Todd Staley. They’ve supported our series and the Queensland family at Deer Creek for so long and in so many ways that you simply couldn’t thank them enough. We are very lucky to have people like this in our
corner.

Set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 23-25, the Best of the Best dirt modified drivers on the planet will converge on The Creek for what has become the single-most super-mega-event in dirt modified racing.

The event at the iconic high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval in Spring Valley, Minn., has solidified itself as the who’s who marquee shoot-out for open-wheel dirt modified racing, and this year’s event will offer a new twist for competitors and fans alike.

Race fans will witness a complete program of qualifying and main events for the USMTS Modifieds each day, with Saturdays show featuring an alphabet soup of main events as drivers try to claw their way into the big dance.

Drivers will qualify on Thursday and Friday through time trials in groups of five cars with a green-white-checkered format. The top 6 qualifiers from each group of 12 will be inverted for that groups heat race. Heat races will take the top 12 in passing points to that nights A Main with the remainder going to one of that nights B Mains.

Points will be awarded for time trials, heat races, B Mains and the A Main each night on Thursday and Friday, and each drivers total combined points for the first two days will determine the main event line-ups on Saturday.

The highest overall points earner during the first two days will earn the pole for Saturday’s A Main and so on for the top 12 points-earners, with 14 additional drivers qualifying through Saturdays B Main to create a 26-car starting grid.

Saturday will feature an alphabet soup of main events and last-chance races with the 13th-highest points-earner from the first two days on the pole of the B Main and the lowest points earner starting last in the lowest feature race.

But unlike the last four years, Saturdays main event will have a new twist this year.

Saturday’s WMDTC Championship A Main will be divided into two segments. The first segment will be 25 laps and pay a minimum of $5,000 to win and $500 to start. After the first segment, competitors will have a maximum of ten minutes to make any needed changes to the racecar.

The second segment will be 40 laps, start heads-up by the finishing order of the first segment and pay a minimum of $15,000 to win and $1,000 to start. The purse for the main event alone is more than most entire events in the sport. The following pay-outs are posted for this years WMDTC:

A Main (First Segment, 25 laps): 1. $5,000, 2. $2,500, 3. $1,650, 4.$1,320, 5. $1,050, 6. $890, 7. $725, 8. $625, 9. $610, 10. $595, 11. $585, 12. $575, 13. $570, 14. $560, 15. $555, 16. $545, 17. $535, 18. $525, 19. $520, 20. $515, 21. $510, 22. $505, 23. $500, 24. $500, 25. $500, 26. $500.

A Main (Second Segment, 40 laps): 1. $15,000, 2. $5,500, 3. $3,350, 4. $2,680, 5. $2,150, 6. $1,810, 7. $1,475, 8. $1,275, 9. $1,240, 10. $1,205, 11. $1,190, 12. $1,175, 13. $1,155, 14. $1,140, 15. $1,120, 16. $1,105, 17. $1,090, 18. $1,075, 19. $1,055, 20. $1,035, 21. $1,030, 22. $1,025, 23. $1,020, 24. $1,010, 25. $1,000, 26. $1,000.

B Main (20 laps): 1st-14th transfer, 15th-24th $700.

C Main (20 laps): 1st-12th transfer, 13th-24th $500. Last Chance Races (20 laps each): 1st-6th transfer, 7th-24th $350.

Non-Qualifier Races (20 laps each): 1st-6th transfer, all others $200.

Two-time defending USMTS National Champion is also the defending champion of the World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Red Tail Tackle. Jason Hughes conquered the 2014 event while Ryan Gustin blistered the field in 2012. The inaugural event in 2011 went to Brad Waits.

In addition to the USMTS Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars and WISSOTA Midwest Mods will also share the spotlight with a complete program of heat races and main events each day.

USRA Stock Cars will battle for $500 to win Thursday, $600 to win Friday and $750 to win Saturday. WISSOTA Midwest Mods will be racing for $400 to win Thursday, $500 to win Friday and $600 to win Saturday.

There will be an open practice for all drivers on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. Pit passes are $20 and admission to the grandstands is free.

Racing starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and Saturdays show gets the party started at 6 p.m.

Thursday and Friday reserved seats are $25 and general admission tickets are $20 each day. On Saturday, reserved seats are $30 and general admission is $25. A three-day reserved seat is $70.

Kids get in for $10 each day. Pit passes are $40 each day or $110 for a three-day pit pass. Tickets are available for advance purchase at www.deercreekspeedway.com.

For race fans unable to attend the event, every lap of every race all three nights will be broadcast via pay-per-view by RacinDirt. Visit www.racindirt.com today to order your three-day package and save.

The Deer Creek Speedway sits on 60 acres of scenic rural rolling hills with one of America’s most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and a busy modern campground. The 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval is located 11.3 miles south of I-90 (exit 209) on US 63 (0.7 mile north of SR 16) in Spring Valley, Minn. For more info, call toll-free 877-327-7223 or 507-346-2342 on race day or visit www.deercreekspeedway.com online.

For USMTS drivers, entry forms are available on the USMTS website at www.usmts.com/WMDTC-2015.pdf.

New twist added to World Modified Dirt Track Championship

July 8th, 2015

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.–On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 23-25, the Best of the Best dirt modified drivers on the planet will converge on the Deer Creek Speedway for the 5th Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Red Tail Tackle.

In just four years, the mega-event at the iconic high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval in Spring Valley, Minn., has solidified itself as the whos who marquee shoot-out for open-wheel dirt modified racing, and this years event will offer a new twist for competitors and fans alike.

Race fans will witness a complete program of qualifying and main events for the USMTS Modifieds each day, with Saturdays show featuring an alphabet soup of main events as drivers try to claw their way into the big dance.

Drivers will qualify on Thursday and Friday through time trials in groups of five cars with a green-white-checkered format. The top 6 qualifiers from each group of 12 will be inverted for that groups heat race. Heat races will take the top 12 in passing points to that nights A Main with the remainder going to one of that nights B Mains.

Points will be awarded for time trials, heat races, B Mains and the A Main each night on Thursday and Friday, and each drivers total combined points for the first two days will determine the main event line-ups on Saturday.

The highest overall points earner during the first two days will earn the pole for Saturday’s A Main and so on for the top 12 points-earners, with 14 additional drivers qualifying through Saturdays B Main to create a 26-car starting grid.

Saturday will feature an alphabet soup of main events and last-chance races with the 13th-highest points-earner from the first two days on the pole of the B Main and the lowest points earner starting last in the lowest feature race.

But unlike the last four years, Saturdays main event will have a new twist this year.

Saturday’s WMDTC Championship A Main will be divided into two segments. The first segment will be 25 laps and pay a minimum of $5,000 to win and $500 to start. After the first segment, competitors will have a maximum of ten minutes to make any needed changes to the racecar.

The second segment will be 40 laps, start heads-up by the finishing order of the first segment and pay a minimum of $10,000 to win and $1,000 to start.

Two-time defending USMTS National Champion is also the defending champion of the World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Red Tail Tackle. Jason H ghes
conquered the 2014 event while Ryan Gustin blistered the field in 2012. The inaugural event in 2011 went to Brad Waits.

In addition to the USMTS Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars and WISSOTA Midwest Mods will also share the spotlight with a complete program of heat races and main events each day.

USRA Stock Cars will battle for $500 to win Thursday, $600 to win Friday and $750 to win Saturday. WISSOTA Midwest Mods will be racing for $400 to win Thursday, $500 to win Friday and $600 to win Saturday.

There will be an open practice for all drivers on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. Pit passes are $20 and admission to the grandstands is free.

Racing starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and Saturdays show gets the party started at 6 p.m.

Thursday and Friday reserved seats are $25 and general admission tickets are $20 each day. On Saturday, reserved seats are $30 and general admission is $25. A three-day reserved seat is $70.

Kids get in for $10 each day. Pit passes are $40 each day or $110 for a three-day pit pass. Tickets are available for advance purchase at www.deercreekspeedway.com.

For race fans unable to attend the event, every lap of every race all three nights will be broadcast via pay-per-view by RacinDirt. Visit www.racindirt.com today to order your three-day package and save.

The Deer Creek Speedway sits on 60 acres of scenic rural rolling hills with one of America’s most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and a busy modern campground. The 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval is located 11.3 miles south of I-90 (exit 209) on US 63 (0.7 mile north of SR 16) in Spring Valley, Minn. For more info, call toll-free 877-327-7223 or 507-346-2342 on race day or visit www.deercreekspeedway.com

Brauer Back on Top at Deer Creek Firecracker

July 7th, 2015

Spring Valley MN–Another great night of racing action was held on Saturday night with over 100 cars in the pit area and a spectacular fireworks display after the racing action on Trom Transportation night at the speedway. A special thanks to all of the businesses and individuals who contributed to the fireworks show. Fans and crews were treated to one of the best displays for almost 15 minutes after the races were completed.

The first feature of the night saw Corey Crapser and Cole Queensland in an epic battle for the win in the Wagner Trucking USRA B-Modifieds. Crapser took the early lead with Queensland working to his inside as the duo raced around the speedway. Queensland found a groove to his liking and on a lap ten restart pulled alongside for the lead only to have another caution fly and the cagy Crapser moved down on the ensuing restart to take away the line. Erik Kanz kept pace with the duo early and on the final restart on lap sixteen moved past Queensland to take over the second spot. Kylie Kath continued to show his strength taking home the fourth spot while Cole Denner worked through the field from his eleventh starting spot to finish fifth. Heat races were won by Trevor Fecht, Andrew Bleess, Eddie Schwope and Queensland

In the KIK Graphics WISSOTA Street Stock Feature Bernie Adams used his pole starting spot to jump out into the early lead with Durand Peterson in second. Danny Richards, Kory Adams and Mike Blowers put on another excellent battle for the third spot throughout most of the race. The trio slowly worked past Danny Hanson on lap five and each took their turn in the third spot over the remainder of the race always racing two wide and very frequently three wide as they raced for the spot. Up front though it was all Bernie Adams as he cruised home for the win over Peterson, Richards, K. Adams and Blowers. Zach Elward and Nick Schwebach took home the heat race wins.

Brad Seavers jumped out to the early lead in the Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature event with Casey Trom, Jeremy Misgen and Jared Boumeester three wide for the second spot for two laps. With two down Trom took control of the spot and quickly caught Seavers out front as a caution slowed the field. On the restart Trom took over the top spot as Dustin Scott now quickly worked into second. Scott got his shot on a restart and moved past Trom for the top spot on lap seven. Garitt Wytaske found the top side early on in the feature and by lap ten moved past Trom for the second spot after starting nineteenth on the field. Wytaske ran down Scott but then the groove started to slip away from him allowing Boumeester to sneak by for the second spot late in the race. At the finish it was Scott with the win, Boumeester, Wytaske, Robbie Franklin and Trom rounding out the top five. Heat races were won by Franklin, Cory Crapser and Boumeester

Ed Sanders led the Brauer Roofing WISSOTA Super Stock feature event for the first six laps until Jeff Brauer and Tommy Richards had worked through the pack from seventh and eighth to take over the top two spots. Brauer led running the lower part of the speedway while Richards ran up top. Richards pulled alongside of Brauer on lap ten as a yellow flew over the field. On the restart Brauer immediately moved up top in the corner and took away Richards line. Richards fought hard and they two battled for the next two laps until Brauer slowly started to pull away. At the finish it was Brauer with the win, Richards in second. Dave Solum had a great run finishing third ahead of Patrick Heikkinen who finished fourth after starting eleventh on the field. AJ Hoff rounded out the top five. Kevin Hager and Richards won the heat races.

The Final feature of the night was the NAPA AutoCare USRA Modified feature event with Cory Crapser jumping out to the early lead. Brent Larson, Bob Timm and Jake Timm had an entertaining race for the second spot for the first seven laps until Jake dropped back to fourth. Timm and Larson raced side by side as they started to encounter lapped traffic while Crapser slowly pulled away up front. Brandon Davis was working on Jake Timm for the fourth spot on lap twelve as Bob Timm made contact with a squirrely back marker damaging his left front allowing Davis to take over the third spot behind Larson. A caution on lap seventeen saw Crapser continue to lead while Davis worked past Larson for the second spot. Zack Vander Beek worked into the top five and with three laps left in the race Davis moved under Crapser for the top spot. At the finish it was Davis with the win ahead of Crapser, Vander Beek, Jacob Bleess and twelfth starting Les Duellman. Heat races were won by VanderBeek, Davis and Crapser.

Racing action resumes next Saturday with free admittance to the grandstands for all fans courtesy of the Minnesota Corn Growers.

Racers and Fans Raise over $8,000 for Breast Cancer on Pink Out Night

June 29th, 2015

Spring Valley MN–A perfect night for racing action and cancer awareness on this late June evening. With a lot of activities going on for the pink out night at the speedway the racing action on the track was hot. With silent auctions, driver autographed flag, feature winner pushups, pass the hats and other fund raising activities Deer Creek Speedway and its fans and drivers were able to raise over $8,000 for Join the Journey. Join the Journey is a group actively involved in Breast Cancer Awareness. Other additional contributions from shirt sales and donations should bring the evenings activities close to the $9,000.

Jared Boumeester took the early lead after a three wide battle for the lead on the opening lap. Boumeester took the field all the way to the checkers while the fans were watching some great racing behind him. Dustin Scott worked into the top five on lap two and many watched him as he worked through the field into the second spot. Josh Crary and Robbie Franklin battled for the third spot for most of the feature with Boumeester taking home the win. Scott, Crary, Franklin and Jason Born rounded out the top five. With 21 businesses donating $1.00 for each pushup that a feature
winner completed Boumeester did 21 pushups for the Join the Journey. Heat races were won by Crary and Franklin

During the KIK Graphics WISSOTA Street Stock feature the KC LawnCare slingshot drivers went through the stands to pass the helmet and collected $626.00 for the Join the Journey group. Zach Elward took off at the drop of the green for the feature event while Mike Blowers and Danny Richards quickly moved up to race for the second spot. Richards took second and pressured Elward for the lead until lap seven when he jumped the cushion allowing Blowers to take over second. Blowers than pressure Elward for the lead and on lap fourteen and took over the top spot. At the finish it was Blowers with the win, Elward, Richards, Kory Adams and Nick Schwebach rounding out the top five. Heat races were won by Adams and Elward. Blowers was suffering from a pinched nerve so they let James Weber do the pushups for him and he did 34 of them to match the car number.

Andrew Bleess looked poised to take his first feature win early on in the Wagner Trucking USRA B-Modified division. A big crash involving 7 cars happened on the front stretch with AJ Zvorak taking a hard hit to the driver’s side of the car. Luckily out of the seven cars three appeared to have heavy damage with no serious driver injuries. On the restart Kylie Kath took off on the high side and raced with Bleess for the lead while Cole Queensland and Alex Williamson raced for third. Another restart saw Williamson take over the lead with Queensland moving into second. Kath and Queensland continued to battle for second over the last part of the race and they closed up on Williamson up front. Queensland pulled alongside of Williamson with two to go and as the white flew over the field he took the lead and held it to the checkers. Kath, Williamson, Bleess and Brandon Hare rounded out the top five. Parker Hale won the B-Feature with Williamson, Ben Anderson, Zvorak and Kath winning the heat races. Queensland did 20 pushups so match his car number for the fund raising.

AJ Hoff jumped to the early lead in the Brauer Roofing WISSOTA Super Stock feature event. Neil Eckhart quickly settled into the second spot while front runners Tommy Richards and Jeff Brauer worked into the top five just before the half way point. Richards took over the second spot on lap twelve and with four to go moved past the youngster Hoff to take over the lead. Richards took home the win followed by Hoff, Brauer, Eckhart and Brian Fetting. Heat races were won by Brauer and Dave Solum. Richards not wanting to do pushups donated $50.00 of his winnings to the Join the Journey foundation.

Ryan Bowers jumped out front in the feature for the first ever visit by the UMSS Sprint cars. With a great field of 23 cars on hand Bowers looked strong up front with Jerry Richert Jr. in second spot. The first caution flew on lap seven as Austin Johnson and Lee Grosz got together battling for the fourth spot. Another caution flew on lap eight with Richert Jr. working above Bowers on the restart to take over the top spot. Richert Jr. held the lead to the checkers with Bowers on his back door waiting for a mistake. Rick Kobs, Russ Hall and Chris Graf rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Hall, Bowers and Johnson. Challenge Races were won by Grosz and Jared Schneiderman. After the race Richert Jr. mentioned he has two sisters who had battled breast cancer and then proceeded to crank out 31 pushups for Join the Journey.

The NAPA AutoCare USRA modified flew out of turn two three wide for the lead on the opening lap. Jason Cummins took control over Cory Crapser. Brandon Davis was in third early until lap five when Keith Foss worked past on the high side to take the spot. Crapser gained back on Cummins and while racing for the lead Foss caught the duo to make it a three car battle for the win. Cummins stayed strong up front with Foss now in second and knocking on the door. Davis moved past Crapser on lap fifteen. The last five laps had everyone leaning in their seats as Cummins and Foss worked through lapped traffic battling for the win. At the line Cummins took home the win by half a car length with Foss, Davis, Crapser and Jacob Bleess rounding out the top five. Heat races were won by Foss, Cummins, and Dustin Scott. What a great race to top off the night and Cummins topped the rest of the drivers dropping down and pumping out 50 pushups in the name of Breast Cancer Awareness.

Racing action resumes next Saturday with action in all five classes starting at 6:00. After the races fans and drivers can hang around for a huge fireworks show to celebrate the 4th of July.

Queensland, Scott and Schwebach continue to roll over the fields

June 24th, 2015

Spring Valley MN–Tonight was the annual, School Bus Races and Mascot night at the speedway. A great crowd was on hand along with a ton of kids, it was so nice to see all the kids running, playing and enjoying all the activities on the night.

Chatfield got out front early in the school bus races with some two and three wide racing action. Goodhue and Blooming Prairie held on for a tight battle on the second spot early one until Kingsland always a perennial front runner got the old bus wound up on the top side and slowly made his way to the front. By lap five the Kingsland bus had pulled out in front of the field and after working through some moving road blocks took home the win for the second straight year. Chatfield, Grand Meadow, Blooming Prairie, Goodhue and Osage rounded out the field on the night.

Viktor the Minnesota Vikings Mascot and the Austin Bruins Mascot were on hand to entertain the crowd with our very own Buck. They were joined by Mascots from Grand Meadow, Leroy Ostander, Osage, Stewartville, Riceville and Goodhue schools. They entertained the crowd with games, and visiting with the fans.

Andrew Bleess jumped out front early on during the Wagner Trucking USRA B-Modified feature event with Kylie Kath and Cole Queensland quickly battling for second. Some caution in the early stages of the race saw Queensland move to the top side of the speedway on a lap seven restart and fly around Kath and Bleess to take over the lead. As Queensland and Kath slowly pulled away from the field Brandon hare and Erik Kanz worked into the top five. Cody Ahrendt moved into the fifth spot on the last lap with a good run after starting mid pack. At the finish it was Queensland with the win, Kath, Hare, Kanz and Ahrendt rounding out the top five. Heat races were won by Bleess, Ahrendt, Kanz and Kadden Kath. Trevor Fecht and Taylor Ausrud won the B-Features.

Zach Elward briefly led the opening lap of the KIK Graphics WISSOTA Street Stock feature with Kory Adams taking control on lap two. An early caution saw Nick Schwebach worked past the leader to take control of the event. Tory Voth had a good run working into third early on and pressuring Adams over the last few circuits while Schwebach cruised out front to take home the win. Adams held on for second over Voth, Danny Richards and Mike Blowers. Blowers and Brandon Vogt took home the heat race wins.

The Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds had one of their best features in a long time with two and three wide racing throughout the field. Jake Stark and Garitt Wytaske battled for the lead early on with Wytaske taking the early control. Jason Born, Ryan Wetzstein and were right there trying to work their way to the front. A restart with six down saw Dustin Scott make a strong move and after working past four cars on the restart took over control of the event. Robbie Franklin worked into second by the midway point and kept the pressure on Scott up front. At the finish it was Scott with the win, Franklin, Jared Boumeester, Born and Wytaske rounding out the top five. Heat races were won by Wytaske, Scott and Stark

Neil Eckhart jumped out front early on in the Brauer Roofing WISSOTA Super Stocks. Curt Myers quickly worked into the second spot with Tommy Richards moving into third. A restart on lap four saw Myers power into turn three and out in front of Eckhart to take over the lead. Richards followed the move into the second spot. Jeff Brauer worked into the third spot on lap ten while Eckhart and Brian Fetting raced for fourth. Myers was strong up front with Richards hanging tight. Richards made a couple runs late in the race but Myers held on for the win. Richards, Brauer, Fetting and Eckhart rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Eckhart and Myers

Jason Cummins made a return trip to the speedway after a couple weeks absence. Cummins took the lead at the drop of the green with Steve Wetzstein getting past Josh Angst to run in second and pressure Cummins for the lead. After twelve laps with four lead changes Cummins finally moved out front alone. Lucas Schott had worked into the third spot by this time and slowly started to work on Wetzstein for the second spot. On lap twenty Schott took over the second spot and caught Cummins up front. They two raced side by side for the final three lap’s until coming to the checkers. As the checkers were held up Schott powered deep into three let it slide up the hill and slid in front of Cummins to take home the win.

Schott was followed by Cummins, Wetzstein, Brandon Davis and Angst. Heat races were won by Cummins, Darwyn Karau and Keith Foss.

Races Cancelled at Deer Creek Speedway

June 15th, 2015

SPRING VALLEY, MN -Due to current conditions and the pending forecast the races for tonight have been cancelled.

Racing action is scheduled to resume next Saturday, June 20th as Essig Insurance Agency presents Mascot Night and the School Bus Races. All five weekly classes will be in action.

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Queensland Races to USRA Victory

June 10th, 2015

Spring Valley MN–The first feature of the night on this early June evening was the Wagner Trucking USRA B-Modifieds. After a complete restart Dan Hovden jumped out to the early lead. Some tough fought battles in the early part of the feature saw a couple early yellows. The yellows benefitted Cole Queensland as his machine held the bottom of the speedway better than others. After three yellows a lap eight restart saw Queensland fight into the second spot on the speedway after starting thirteenth on the field. By Lap ten Queensland had pulled alongside of Erik Kanz for the top spot. Kanz took away the top spot on a lap five restart. Queensland took over the lead on lap eleven and was never challenged the rest of the way to the finish. Kanz, Hovden, Kylie Kath and Ben Moudry rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by AJ Zvorak, Cole Denner, Brandon Hare and Kyle Anderson

Last week’s KIK Graphics WISSOTA Street Stock Feature winner Kory Adams jumped out to the early lead. Nick Schwebach quickly moved into the second spot with Danny Richards in third. Schwebach and Richards slowly gained on Adams up front and by lap ten they were nose to tail around the speedway. Schwebach made his move on lap fifteen and slid down under Adams for the lead with Richards taking over the second spot as the white flew over the field. At the finish it was Schwebach with the win, Richards, Adams, Derek Ludington and Troy Voth rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Mike Blowers and Richards

Dustin Scott is the only name that comes to mind lately with the Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds. Scott passed early leader Josh Crary at the completion of lap one of the feature event and was never challenged from that point on. Cory Crapser and Robbie Franklin had a race long battle for the third spot as the two ran side by side for most of the feature event. Although Scott never got too far out in front of Crary he slowly inched away for the win. Crary, Crapser, Franklin and Don Schaefer rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Crapser and Scott

The Brauer Roofing WISSOTA Super Stocks have had a good car count recently. Neil Eckhart had a rough start to the season with some motor issues over the first month or so and tonight Eckhart took the early lead. Jeff Brauer started to charge forward on lap two and took the second spot away from Kevin Hager and quickly worked past Eckhart for the lead. Tommy Richards slowly worked through the field and after splitting Hager and Brian Fetting for the third spot he went to work on the leaders. With twelve completed Richards pulled alongside of Brauer for the lead. The two kept swapping lines and each led until lap fourteen when Richards finally took control of the event. Eckhart retook the second spot on lap eighteen while Richards continued strong up front to the checkers. At the finish it was Richards, Eckhart, Brauer, Fetting and Hager rounding out the top five. Heat races were won by Brauer and Richards

Just like Dustin Scott in the Midwest Modifieds, “Mr. Waits” has been the name in the NAPA AutoCare USRA Modifieds since getting onto the track in May. Brad Waits jumped into the early lead from the outside of row one. Josh Angst quickly took over the second spot and kept his eye on Waits throughout the race even getting alongside of him early on. But the cagey veteran moved down and took away the line that Angst was quickest on. Bob Timm in third spot found a different line later in the race and put his car up along the wall and was probably the fastest car on the track over the last few laps. But he found the line too late and was unable to make a late race pass for the second spot. Brandon Davis and Lucas Schott also worked through the field into the top five after starting mid pack. At the finish it was Waits with the win, Angst, Timm, Davis and Schott rounded out the top five. Davis and Waits won the heat race action.

Racing action resumes next Saturday with action in all five classes starting at 6:00. The slingshots race on Button Buck Speedway starting at 3:00. Also Saturday night is Bike Night, bring your motorcycle to the speedway by 4:00 to display it and get into the races for free.

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Myers Tops Strong Contingent of WISSOTA Super Stocks

May 31st, 2015

Spring Valley MN–An Overnight rain left the speedway damp on a very cool May day. The crew worked hard throughout the day and had a nice racetrack come feature time.

The first feature of the night was the Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modified. Garitt Wytaske jumped out to the early lead. Don Schaefer took a stab at the lead early on but Wytaske kept fighting back. Tony Schill, Ryan Goergen and Robbie Franklin battled hard for the fifth spot early on. A couple cautions slowed up the field in the middle of the race. On the lap eleven restart Dustin Scott took control of the main event with Wytaske, Schaefer, Franklin and Jason Born battled hard for the second through fifth spots. With three laps to go the battle for second was up for grabs as they exited turn four the spot while Scott cruised away up front to take home the win. Wytaske held on for the second spot ahead of Schaefer, Born and Franklin. Wytaske, Josh Crary and Scott were heat race winners.

Kory Adams jumped out front on the start of the KIK Graphics WISSOTA Street Stock feature event and led the field to the checkers. Troy Voth quickly made second place his home for the night while Danny Richards, Noah Grinstead, Mike Blowers and Bernie Adams held an entertaining race for the third spot. Each driver controlled the spot throughout the feature event swapping spots and lines. This is why week in and week out the WISSOTA Street Stocks can put on the best show at any track. Adams took home the win followed by Voth, Richards, Grinstead and Blowers. Blowers and Richards took home the preliminary heat race action.

The Wagner Trucking USRA B-Modifieds had a good one tonight. Scott Demmer got out to the early lead hounded by Kylie Kath early on. A lap six restart saw Matt Jones battle with Kath for the second spot while Cole Queensland watched the race in fourth. A string of cautions in the middle laps saw Demmer again leading on the lap ten restart with Kath and Queensland right behind him. Queensland moved alongside of Demmer on lap eleven and took control of the race on lap thirteen. Twelfth starting Erik Kanz worked into the top five on that restart and raced with Demmer over the last five laps to take over the second spot. At the finish it was Queensland with the win, Kanz, Demmer, Kath and AJ Zvorak rounding out the top five. Jayden Larson and Mike Chisholm won the B features while Ben Moudry, Kath, Kanz and Zvorak won the heat races.

The Brauer Roofing WISSOTA Super Stocks had their best feature race of the season. Dave Solum took the early lead but by lap four Jason Forehand and Solum were racing hard for the lead. Forehand took the lead on lap six while Curt Myers and Jeff Brauer ran side by side for the third spot. As Solum dropped back out of contention for the top spot Brauer and Myers moved up to race with Forehand. On lap eleven Myers slid up in front of Forehand and took over the top spot leaving Brauer and Forehand to battle for the second spot. At the finish it was Myers with the win, Brauer, Forehand, Tommy Richards and Brian Fetting rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Myers and Fetting

Darwyn Karau led early in the NAPA AutoCare USRA Modfieds. Joel Alberts quickly moved alongside and the two battled for the lead until a lap four restart saw Alberts take the lead. Josh Angst quickly moved past Karau to take over the second spot and then on lap six moved past Alberts to take over the lead and run the field to the checkers. Joe Horgdal had a great night following Alberts home for the third spot while Joe Ludemann and Jacob Dahle rounded out the top five. Greg Jensen took home the heat win.

Racing action resumes next Saturday with action in all five classes at the speedway. Action starts at 6:00 with the slingshots racing on Button Buck Speedway starting at 3:00

Waits Conquer USMTS Travelers

May 28th, 2015

Spring Valley MN-A jam packed pit area of 143 cars greeted the fans as they pulled into the speedway on this Memorial Day Weekend. With the traveling shows of the United States Modified Touring Series and the Iron Man Stock Cars and B-Modifieds on hand along with two weekly classes the fans received their monies worth. After all preliminary races
the crew reworked the track lightly creating a very smooth and fast racetrack for the drivers and very nice crowd of fans on hand. In honor of Mike Thill who passed away this winter and his wife Jan Thill who passed away two years ago from cancer friends and racers collected money to be used for hard charger awards tonight. Each class received a $200 hard charger award and the USMTS modifieds got a $300 hard charger. Additional money donated will be donated to the Join the Journey in the month of June during the paint the track pink event on the 27th.

The first feature of the night was the USRA Iron Man B-Modifieds with Cory Crapser jumping out to the early lead from his front row starting spot and that was the end of the race for the win. Cole Denner started on the pole and hung tough early with Kylie Kath racing him hard. A mid race restart saw AJ Zvorak move into the second spot. Dakota Foster ran hard and worked into the third spot from his eleventh starting spot. Waukon Iowa’s Matt Jones worked into the fourth spot while Eddie Schwope III made the trip from St. Joseph MO worthwhile as he entertained the crowd by charging from eighteenth to finish in the top five also collecting the hard charger award. Heat races were won by Ben Moudry, Andrew Bleess, Cole Denner, Cory Crapser and Kylie Kath.

The KIK Graphics WISSOTA Street Stocks were up next for their feature event. Bernie Adams led from the start and looked strong early. Nick Schwebach and Danny Richards battled hard early on for second and on lap nine caught the leader with Richards flying around the outside to take over the lead. Schwebach settled into second with Mike Blowers, Noah Grinstead and Adams rounding out the top five at the finish. Zach Elward came home sixth after starting fifteenth taking home the hard charger award. Heat races were won by Richards and Adams.

Tom Schmitt took the advantage of the pole position to win the USRA Iron Man Stock feature event after holding off heavy pressure from Derek Green over the last few circuits of the race. With only one caution the field ran the lower side of the speedway for most of the feature event with many side by side and three wide battles early on in the feature. Lynn Panos worked patiently through the field coming in third from his twelfth stating spot. Decorah Iowa racers Kyle Falck and Kevin Donlan rounded out the top five at the finish. Another Decorah Racer Bryan Webb worked up from his twenty second starting spot to finish eleventh and take home the hard charger award.

Josh Bartel briefly held the lead in the Brauer Roofing WISSOTA Super Stock feature event. AJ Hoff took the lead on lap two with Jeff Brauer holding the point on lap three Tommy Richards sliced through the field on lap one and by lap two sat in the third spot and on lap four took the lead away from Brauer and cruised out front for the win. Brauer and Hoff followed Richards home across the line, while Ryan Siegle and Dave Solum rounded out the top five. Richards also took home the hard charger award. Heat races were won by Schatney Sanders and Brauer.

The final race of the night was the one that the fans were all waiting to see. Local drivers Nate Wasmund and Brad Waits sat on the front row with Brandon Davis and Brent Larson behind them. Wasmund and Waits ran side by side for the first lap until Waits took control of the spot on lap two. Davis and Larson were side by side early until a caution flew on lap nine with Davis pulling off under the caution. Waits was unchallenged for the top spot throughout the rest of the race but after the restart Lucas Schott worked into the second spot and followed Waits the remainder of the event. Never seriously challenging for the lead but close enough to take advantage of any mistake. With most of the drivers up on the top side of the speedway a few slowly made the bottom work with Rodney Sanders having the most luck of it working past Wasmund and Larson late in the race to take home the third spot along with the hard charger award from moving from thirteenth to third. The exciting heat races were won by Larson, Dereck Ramirez, Davis, Zack VanderBeek and Schott with Sanders and Keith Foss taking home the “B” features.

Racing action resumes next Saturday with action in all five classes at the speedway. Start time will be 6:00 through the rest of the spring and summer.

Waits wins second straight Minnesota Spring Challenge at Deer Creek Speedway

May 26th, 2015

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. Brad Waits took command at the drop of the green flag and proceeded to lead all 40 laps of Saturdays main event for the USMTS Casey Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental at the Deer Creek Speedway.

Waits, whose first of four United States Modified Touring Series victories at The Creek came at the inaugural World Modified Dirt Track Championship here in 2011, had recent high school graduate Lucas Schott on his tail the whole way but never faltered.

While most of the field chose to circle the high side of the high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval, two-time defending USMTS National Champion Rodney Sanders elected to take the road less traveled and used the shortest way around the track to climb his way to the front.

Waits crossed the finish line first to score a $3,000 payday and his second straight Memorial Day Weekend triumph at Deer Creek while Schott settled for the runner-up paycheck.

Sanders, who started 13th, dove underneath Brent Larson on the final lap to steal the third position away and Sybesma Graphics Pole Award winner Nate Wasmund came home fifth.

Kelly Shryock, Dereck Ramirez, Zack VanderBeek, Keith Foss and rookie contender 60 Dan Ebert completed the top 10.

The four-day Memorial Day Weekend swing wraps up tomorrow at the Upper Iowa Speedway in Decorah, Iowa, for the 13th Annual Stars & Stripes Shootout presented by Weis Buick GMC.

Sundays blockbuster event will also feature the Holley Iron Man Series featuring USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods. USRA Hobby Stocks will round out the four-division card. Gates open at 5 p.m. and hot laps begin at 6 with racing to follow.

The winner gets $3,000 and each main event starter goes home with at least $250. Valuable point s are up for grabs in the Farm Boy BBQ Sauce Northern Region presented by Day Motor Sports.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and children 5 or under get in for free. Pit passes are $35. Race fans can pick up $2-off adult admission coupons at Caseys General Stores locations in Cresco, Decorah, Ossian and Waukon. To find the location nearest you, visit www.caseys.com.

The Upper Iowa Speedway is a semi-banked quarter-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). For more information call 563-382-0711 or visit www.upperiowaspeedway.com online.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Crapser adds to trophy case, Schmitt slides home safe in USRA Holley Iron Man Series duel at Deer Creek

May 26th, 2015

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.-Tom Schmitt and Cory Crapser shared the victory lane spotlight Saturday night as the USRA Holley Iron Man Series invaded the Deer Creek Speedway for the 13th Annual Minnesota Spring Challenge presented by A&A Electrical & Underground.

Crapser, who won Thursday nights USRA B-Mod feature at the Crawford County Speedway, continued his memorable Memorial Day Weekend with a wire-to-wire win Saturday.

From the outside of the front row, the Chippewa Falls, Wis., racer never faltered and cruised to his second $600 paycheck of the week.

Polesitter Cole Denner chased Crapser for most of the race but dropped four spots on lap 16, allowing A.J. Zvorak to assume the second spot which he held to the end of the 20-lapper.

Holley Iron Man Series USRA B-Mod points leader Dakota Foster finished third with Matt Jones fourth and Eddie Schwope III completing the top five.

Denner, Ben Moudry, Chris Roney, Cole Queensland and 21st-starting David Pitz rounded out the top 10.

Two-time USRA Stock Car National Champion Tom Schmitt of Independence, Iowa, started on the pole of the USRA Stock Car main event and led every one of the 20 laps, but Derek Green, whose only other Holley Iron Man Series attempt was a victory in Britt, Iowa, last year, hounded Schmitt throughout the race with Kevin Donlan hot on his heels in third.

Donlan nipped Green for second on lap 10, but Green fought back to regain the spot the next time around.

With one final shot at Schmitt, Green pulled alongside the leader in the final corner and the pair drag-raced to the flagstand with Schmitt getting their first by a mere two-tenths of a second (about three feet).

Lynn Panos, who started 12th, powered his way to a third-place finish with Kyle Falck crossing the finish line fourth and Donlan hanging on for fifth.

Mitch Hovden was sixth, Todd Reitzler finished seventh, Shay Curtin earned the eighth spot, Andy Altenburg nabbed ninth and Pete Solum was the tenth driver to reach the checkered flag.

The Memorial Day Weekend continues with the 13th Annual Stars & Stripes Shootout presented by Weis Buick GMC on Sunday at the Upper Iowa Speedway in Decorah, Iowa.

In addition to the USMTS Modifieds and Holley Iron Man Series featuring USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods, Sundays blockbuster event will also feature USRA Hobby Stocks. Hot laps begin at 6 p.m. with racing to follow.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and children ages 5 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $35. Race fans can pick up coupons good for $2 off adult admission at Casey’s General Stores locations in Cresco, Decorah, Ossian and Waukon. To find the location nearest you, visit www.caseys.com.

The Upper Iowa Speedway is a semi-banked quarter-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). For more information call 563-382-0711 or visit www.upperiowaspeedway.com online.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv.

A&A Electric Southern Minnesota Spring Challenge This Week at The Creek

May 23rd, 2015

SPRING VALLEY, MN – For the 13th consecutive year Deer Creek Speedway will honor the brave men and women who defend this great country with the flag flying United States Modified Tour Series during the A&A Electric and Underground Southern Minnesota Spring Challenge.

Also competing for the first time at The Creek in 2015 will be the fan favorite Holley Iron Man Stock Cars and the highly competitive Iron Man B-Mod series. The WISSOTA Super Stocks and Street Stock divisions will also be on hand for what’s forecasted to be a beautiful weekend.

The weekend’s event will kick off at 3:00 p.m. on Button Buck Speedway as the Pee-Wee, Junior, and Senior KC Lawn Care Slingshot divisions will fight it out during night #3 of the championship point battle. Don’t forget that the afternoon events are FREE in the grandstands for ALL ages!

The first green flag is set to fly at 6:00 on Deer Creek Speedway. Adult grandstand tickets are $18 and kids 12 and under are $5. Pit passes are $30.

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Denner, Angst, and Franklin First Time Feature Winners at “The Creek”

May 17th, 2015

Spring Valley MN–A warm and sticky Saturday afternoon greeted the fans and drivers at the speedway this week. Mother Nature brewed up some storms which missed us most of the day and then just as all the heat races were completed a quick rain shower passed through. Although not a lot of rain it took two hours with equipment and the help of some of our great drivers to roll the track in and back to racing. With the freshly reworked surface a lightning fast track was on hand for the feature events.

The Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds were the first feature on the track. Ron Jablonske jumped out to the early lead out of turn 2 with Don Schaefer and Casey Trom racing for second. Trom took over the second spot and started to pressure for the lead. Then a string of cautions over the next three laps saw Jablonske leading on the lap six restart. Robby Franklin got a good run and took over the second spot and quickly pulled alongside of Jablonske and took over the lead. Josh Crary and Dustin Scott moved into the second and third spots on lap six and on lap seven Scott pulled alongside of Crary for the second spot. The two battled for the spot until lap eleven when Scott took over the second spot. Scott quickly reeled in Franklin up front but was unable to make a pass and followed Franklin to the finish. At the checkers it was Franklin with his first Feature win at the speedway followed by Scott, Crary, Schaefer and Jablonske. Heat races were won by Scott, Jason Born and Tammy Soma Clark.

Fred Prudoehl led the field to the green flag for the KIK Graphics WISSOTA Street Stock division with a four wide battle for third coming out of two. Troy Voth moved up to battle with Prudoehl on the second lap and then took over the lead as Prudoehl pushed up the hill in turn four allowing Mike Blowers, Nick Schwebach and Danny Richards racing by into the top four as Prudoehl dropped back to fifth. With six laps completed Blowers was looking low on Voth for the top spot while Schwebach with tight there in third. On lap eight Schwebach took to the high side and worked past Voth for the top spot, two laps later Voth, Blowers and Danny Richards were three wide for the second spot. Blowers took over the second spot with Richards following into third. On lap thirteen Blowers and Schwebach now battled for the top spot. Blowers took over the spot on lap fourteen. At the finish it was Blowers with the win, Schwebach, Richards, Voth and Prudoehl rounding out the top five. Heat races were won by Richards and Blowers.

The Wagner Trucking USRA B-Modifieds were up next. Cole Denner used his front row starting spot to take the lead. Brandon Hare was in second with Erik Kanz in third. A restart with two completed saw Kanz take over the second spot behind Denner. Another restart on lap five saw Kanz put heavy pressure on Denner but was unable to complete the pass. Denner kept holding onto a slight advantage while Kylie Kath and Ben Moudry battled for the third spot. With ten completed Kanz was all over Denner again but Denner held the car in the preferred groove on the track and held on to take his first win at the speedway. Kanz, Kath, Moudry and Hare rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Dustin Kruse, Denner, Kanz and Moudry. Miah Christenson and Alex Williamson topped the “B-Features”

The Brauer Roofing WISSOTA Super Stocks saw Harlan Morehart jump out to the early lead with Schatney Sanders and Dave Solum battling for third behind Josh Bartel.

A restart after one lap saw Tommy Richards jump over the cushion and hammer down around the pack to take over the top spot. AJ Hoff moved up to race with Bartel as the two moved past Morehart for second and third. With six laps completed Richards was a rocket and pulled out to a straight away lead over Hoff in second. Nine completed and Jeff Brauer worked past Bartel to take over the third spot. Another caution with fourteen down saw the half lap lead that Richards had built up negated. Brauer took over the second spot on the restart and kept close to Richards but not enough to pressure him into a mistake. At the finish it was Richards with the win, Brauer, Hoff, Bartel and Morehart rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Richards and Morehart.

For the fan who likes to see fast modfieds tonight was the night to be at the speedway. WOW sums up the speed of these cars on a heavy track like this. Josh Angst powered to the outside to lead lap one as a caution flew over the speedway. On the restart Angst led with Jason Cummins to his outside. Cummins car shot hard up against the turn three wall ending his night and bringing out the second caution. On the restart Angst led with Les Duellman in second. Darwyn Karau and Joel Alberts raced for the third spot. Karau held onto the spot with Steve Wetzstein moving up to race Alberts for the fourth spot. Wetzstein took over the spot and then on another restart took over the third spot while Karau now sat in second. Another quick caution saw Wetzstein take over the second spot on the restart with Karau dropping back to third. Lucas Schott and Les Duellman raced for fourth from lap thirteen to lap twenty as Angst continued to pull slowly away from the field. ON lap twenty three Schott and Karau battled over the third spot. At the finish it was Josh Angst with his first feature win at the speedway ahead of Wetzstein, Karau, Schott and Duellman. Heat races were won by Wetzstein, Cummins and Keith Foss.

Racing action resumes next Saturday with the annual A&A Electric and Underground Southern Minnesota Spring Challenge featuring the USMTS modifieds, Iron Man, B-Modifieds and Stock Cars along with the WISSOTA Super Stocks and Street Stocks. Racing action is set to start at 6:00 with the slingshots racing at 3:00.

This Week at The Creek: Point Battles Starting to Take Shape

May 15th, 2015

Spring Valley MN – The season has just begun but the point battles are starting to take shape. This Saturday night all five weekly classes will be back in action and teams will attempt to edge closer to the coveted championship titles.

Nick Schwebach has started off the season strong in the WISSOTA Street Stock division picking up a pair of early season trips to victory lane but defending track champion Mike Blowers only sits four points back. Like father, like son Bernie and Kory Adams are tied in third place while Troy Voth rounds out the top five. The 2014 most improved driver Noah Grinstead currently sits in sixth but don’t rule out the hard charger Daniel Richards in the 3R car.

Dustin Scott sits on top of the WISSOTA Midwest Modified division and continues to show he knows how to get around the high banks but Josh Crary has picked up his program in 2015 and has made a statement early in the season. Robert Franklin, past track champion Jared Bumeester, along with Casey Trom have also made their presence known.

Shaun Walski finds himself on top a thick USRA B-Mod division and is back on top of his game. Kylie Kath sits in second over two time winner Erik Kanz but watch out as Brandon Hare, Andrew Bleess, Alex Williamson, Cole Queensland, Jon VanMinsel and many more are poised to put themselves in victory lane at some point this season.

Defending WISSOTA Super Stock track champion Jeff Brauer leads the way with multiple victories early in the season but keep an eye on Richards in the #7 rocketship. Brian Fetting, youngster AJ Hof and the veteran Kevin Hager round out the top five.

Lucas Schott has slid himself into the top spot of the USRA Modified division with two thrilling victories early in the year but Brandon Davis is hot on his heels only one point down. All time feature winner at the speedway Bob Timm has been posting impressive finishes and will be a force to reckon with. It’s only a matter of time before Cory Crapser finds himself in victory lane and don’t rule out “The Candyman” Josh Angst who is ready to finally get that monkey off his back.

The weekend’s event will kick off at 2:00 p.m. on Button Buck Speedway as the little stars and their cars will compete in their second event of the 2015 season. Don’t forget that the afternoon events are FREE in the grandstands for ALL ages.

The school buses were originally scheduled to compete this week but have been moved due to scheduling conflicts and will now compete during Mascot night on Saturday, June 20th.

The draw cut off and the driver’s meeting for those competing on Deer Creek Speedway will take place at 4:30 at the scales. Raceceivers and transponders will be required with a limited quantity available to rent. The first green flag is scheduled to fly at 5:00 p.m.

Adult tickets for the evening events are $12 and kids 12 and under get in for FREE! Pit passes are $25 for adults and $15 for 12 and under.

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Schott and Kanz Continue Early Season Strength

May 13th, 2015

Spring Valley MN- After a week of solid rain the crew was able to put together another good racetrack and with the help of the drivers room was found in the pit area for all the racers that showed even with unusable portions of the pits due to saturated grounds.

The Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Street Stocks pulled onto the speedway first for their feature event. Brad Seavers and Don Schaefer raced for the top spot. Dan Wheeler and Jared Boumeester were close by in a battle for third. Beavers was credited with lap one but Wheeler quickly took over the spot on the second lap. Boumeester followed Wheeler through into second on lap three with Seavers holding onto the third spot. Josh Crary sat in fourth with Dustin Scott in the top five early on. With seven laps completed Seavers pressured Boumeester for the second spot while Scott worked past Crary for fourth. With ten down Wheeler was out to a really large lead while Scott and Seavers raced for third. Scott took over third on lap eleven with the first caution flying on lap thirteen. On the restart Wheeler led with Scott moving into the second spot. Seavers, Robby Franklin and Jason Born were in a tight battle for the fifth spot as the laps wore down. At the finish it was Wheeler with the win, Scott, Boumeester, Crary and Seavers rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Scott and Don Schaefer

The KIK Graphics WISSOTA Street Stocks ran their feature next with Troy Voth jumping into the early lead. Fred Prudoehl sat in second early on. With two down Bernie Adams was in third while Mike Blowers, Kory Adams and Danny Richards raced for fourth. On Lap three Richards moved into third and quickly took second away from Adams. With four complete Richards kept his charge to the front and pulled alongside of Voth for the lead. Richards took over the top spot and never looked back. Kory Adams, Blowers and Schwebach continued to battle for the third spot now as they sat on Voth’s rear bumper. With eight complete Schwebach finally took control of the runner up position. Adams and now Voth battled for the third spot with Blowers in fifth. With ten down Adams took over the third spot with Voth and Blowers racing for fourth. Blowers took over the spot and hunted down Adams to take over the third spot with two to go. At the finish it was Richards with the win. Schwebach, Blowers, Adams and Voth rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Bernie Adams and Blowers.

The Wagner Trucking USRA B-Modifieds had the caution fever tonight. Andrew Bleess jumped into the lead from his front row starting spot. Cory Crapser and Erik Kanz were close behind in second. On lap two Kanz moved under Bleess to take over the lead while Kylie Kath pulled alongside of Crapser for the third spot. The caution fest started on lap three with the first yellow. Over the next four laps the yellow waved a lot eventually causing officials to drop five laps after the fifth green flag incident brought out the yellow hanky. After clicking off a couple laps Shaun Walski took over the second spot behind Kanz. The Final caution flew on lap ten causing officials to call for a green white checker dash to the finish. Kanz took home the checker with Walski and Kath in a tight battle for second. At the finish Walski, Kath, Crapser and Brandon Hare rounded out the top five behind repeat winner Kanz. Heat races were won by Trevor Fecht, Crapser, Ben Moudry and AJ Zvorak

The Brauer Roofing WISSOTA Super Stocks pulled onto the track with Harlan Morehart and Neil Eckhart racing for the early lead. Eckhart took control of the race until his mount started smoking hard on lap two bringing out the caution. On the restart AJ Hoff took the lead with Jeff Brauer already working into second. Brian Fetting sat in third with Tommy Richards in the fourth spot. Another caution flew with two complete. On the restart Brauer took over the lead with Fetting working into the second spot. By lap four Richards moved into the third spot. Another caution flew on lap nine with Brauer leading on the restart. Richards took over the second spot running the high line on the speedway with Brauer working the middle of the track. Brauer stayed strong up front even with a sick sounding motor which he stated was running on seven cylinders. Brauer took home the win followed by Richards, Fetting, Ed Sanders and Dave Solum. Heat races were won by Brauer and Richards.

The NAPA AutoCare USRA Modifieds were up for the final feature of the night. As the feature rolled onto the track the track lights were turned on for the final race which was completed just about 8:30 for a nice quick show on this Mother’s Day Weekend. Jake Timm and Jacob Bleess battled hard for the first two laps until Timm took control of the race. Joel Alberts sat in third early while Lucas Schott and Keith Foss raced for the fourth spot. With four down Schott took over the third spot running around the bottom of the speedway. Schott moved alongside of Bleess as they raced for the second spot. With seven complete Foss moved past Alberts for the fourth spot while two laps later Brandon Davis worked past Alberts for a top five position. On lap twelve Davis moved past Foss for the fourth position. A caution on lap thirteen sat Timm with issues going into turn one with him and Schott making contact ending Timm’s night. On the restart Schott led with Davis and Bleess racing for the second spot. Davis took over the second spot and sat to the inside rear corner of Schott looking for a mistake to get around him. Schott was consistent on his line and on lap twenty Davis made a bid for the top spot that didn’t work giving Schott some breathing room over the remaining laps. At the checkers it was Schott with the win, Davis, Bleess, Foss and Alberts rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Josh Angst, Bleess and Alberts.

Racing action resumes next Saturday with the annual School Bus Races raising money for the local schools along with racing action in all regular classes. Action begins at 5:00

Schott and Davis Take Home Modified Wins

May 7th, 2015

Spring Valley MN-Deer Creek Speedway roared back into action this weekend after a cancellation last week. Fans got an extra bang for their buck tonight with continuation of a NAPA AutoCare USRA modified race from two weeks ago and the full weekly program tonight. 101 cars checked into the speedway for the second night of racing action.

First feature of the night was the continued feature from two weeks ago which was cancelled due to rain. Cory Crapser led on the restart while Jacob Dahle took over the second spot. Brandon Davis charged into the third spot. Up front Crapser slowly pulled away until lap five when a caution flew over the speedway. On the restart Crapser jumped out front with Brandon Davis moving into the second spot. Jason Cummins found the top side to his liking and moved into the top five. Unfortunately on the next Cummins slowed and Mike Mehling found himself in a bad spot as the two made heavy contact ending their nights. On the restart Crapser held onto the lead with David and Dahle chasing him up front. With ten down Bob Timm and Dahle battled for the third spot with Timm taking over the spot on lap eleven. Darwyn Karau worked past Dahle on lap twelve for the fourth spot with Lucas Schott following through shortly for fifth. With fifteen complete Schott and Karau battled for the fourth spot. Up front Davis worked Crapser hard for the lead and took over the top spot on lap twenty. Schott gained the fourth spot as the field ran to the checkers. Davis took home the win followed by Crapser, Timm, Schott and Karau.

The Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds were on track for their feature event. Jason Born jumped out to the early lead in the Caution filled event. Casey Trom and Jared Boumeester were side by side for second with Trom holding a slight edge. The first caution flew after lap one with Born again leading on the restart and Boumeester and Trom battling for second. A string of cautions over the next four laps slowed the racing and on the fourth restart Boumeester took over the lead from Born. Dustin Scott and Born were now racing for second with Tony Schill, Garitt
Wytaske and Josh Crary racing for the fourth spot. A caution with eight laps completed saw Scott go to the tail. With this being the fifth caution the race was cut by five laps. On the restart Boumeester led with Robby Franklin now pressuring Crary for the second spot. At the finish it was Boumeester with the win followed by Crary, Franklin, Scott and Born. Born and Scott took home the heat race wins.

Karl Hewitt Jr. jumped into the lead of the KIK Graphics WISSOTA Street Stock feature event with Nick Schwebach quickly moving into the second spot and pressuring Hewitt Jr for the lead. By lap two Schwebach took over the top spot with Mike Blowers moving into the second spot on lap three. Troy Voth ran in the fourth spot and on lap four moved past Hewitt Jr. For the third spot. A good race between Kory Adams, Brandon Vogt and Noah Grinstead kept the crowd entertained for the middle part of the race. Vogt and Voth raced for the third spot on lap fifteen with Vogt taking the spot. Grinstead also made a charge first working past Voth for the fourth spot then working around Vogt for the third spot. Up front it was all Schwebach though with Blowers holding close enough to capitalize on a mistake but not close enough to mount a serious threat. At the finish it was Schwebach with his second win at the speedway this year. Blowers, Grinstead, Vogt and Voth rounding out the top five. Voth and Schwebach took home the heat wins.

With 38 cars on hand again this week the Wagner Trucking USRA B-Mods making the feature was a feat in itself. John VanMinsel jumped out to the early lead with Andrew Bleess, Brandon Hare and Tanner Johnston three wide for the second spot. Hare took control of the second spot on lap two with Bleess now in third. With four down Erik Kanz came alive and moved past Bleess for the third spot. With six laps in the book the top four were all running close. On lap seven Kanz continued his charge and moved past Hare for second and on lap nine took the lead away from VanMinsel. With thirteen laps completed a three wide race for the sixth spot didn’t turn out well bringing out the first caution of the event. Kanz held onto the lead on the restart with hare in second. VanMinsel held on strong in third until lap fifteen when Shaun Walski moved into the third spot. With two to go the battle up front changed drastically, Hare slid up in front of Kanz to take over the lead with Kanz turning back down and retaking the lead as the white flew. Again Hare tried to take over the top spot but Kanz drove hard and was able to get back around Hare before the checkers flew over the field. At the finish it was Kanz with the win, hare, Walski, AJ Zvorak and Corey Crapser in the top five. Heat races were won by Zvorak, Crapser, Kanz and Queensland

The Brauer Roofing WISSOTA Super Stock feature event saw a dominating performance by Tommy Richards. On the drop of the green Richards started to pull away from the field Neil Eckhart sat in second while Brian Fetting sat in third. With two down Fetting, Eckhart and AJ Hoff battled hard for the second spot. Eckhart continued to hold onto the second spot while Hoff dropped back slightly. With seven complete Jeff Brauer worked into the top five then moved past Hoff for fourth on lap ten. By lap eleven Brauer, Fetting and Eckhart were in a tight battle for second. With fifteen down Brauer took over the second spot and tried to gain ground on the leader and hoping for a caution. Not on this night though as Richards had checked out and was gone. Richards won by a half lap and took home the victory. Brauer, Fetting, Hoff and Dan Nissalke rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Richards and Kevin Hager.

Josh Angst, Bob Timm and Dustin Sorensen went three wide for lap one of the NAPA AutoCare USRA modified event. Timm took control of the 25 lap feature race with Lucas Schott making a strong run on lap two splitting Angst and Sorensen to take over the second spot. A caution on lap four setup the restart with Timm leading and Schott in second. Angst sat in third with Brandon Davis and Steve Wetzstein racing for the fourth spot. Davis moved into fourth on lap nine and started to pressure Angst for the third spot. With Davis just to his inside Angst slowly moved his down the speedway slightly just enough for Davis not to get a good enough drive off the corner to take away the spot. UP front Timm ran up against the wall with Schott making up ground every corner running through the middle while Timm and his momentum kept him up front at the line every lap. The fans were on their feet as the white flag flew. Davis slowly edge past Angst for the third spot. But everyone was watching up front. Schott threw caution into the wind drove into turn three as hard as he could, turned the car into four and let it drift. It drifted all the way to Timm who was inches away from the wall, a couple sparks flew and then both cars came flying out of turn four. At the line it was Schott with the win by 8/1000ths of a second. The crowd roared as they crossed the finish line. Schott took home the followed by Timm, Davis, Angst and Wetzstein. Heat races were won by Davis, Schott and Cory Crapser

Weekend Events Cancelled at Deer Creek Speedway

April 27th, 2015

SPRING VALLEY, MN -Throughout the week cool temps and precipitation fell on the grounds of Deer Creek Speedway. Officials worked through the challenges early in the week but were forced to shut down late Thursday night and were not able to fire back up on Friday.

The team met on Friday night to discuss a game plan to get week number two of the season in and as talks went on it came down to one thing. Saturday morning had to come with sunshine and higher temps to give us a chance. Unfortunately race

fans Saturday started with more of the same cool temps, damp conditions and a forecast calling for more. Because of this officials have been forced to cancel all events scheduled for April 25th.

The action will pick back up next Saturday, May 2nd with an afternoon practice session on Button Buck Speedway for the Slingshot division from 2:00-4:00. It’s also an exciting weekend for the young ones as the Kids Club Kick-Off Party is scheduled for 4:30.

All five weekly classes will hit the high banks and fans will get an extra bang for their buck as they’ll get to see two USRA Modified feature events.

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Scott Triumphs In Opener, Youngsters Shining Bright

April 24th, 2015

Spring Valley MN–With the winds coming out of the east and blowing into the grandstands we were all thankful for a warmer day of racing as the 20th anniversary of Deer Creek Speedway kicked off in spectacular fashion.

The first feature event of the night was the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds. Bradley Seavers jumped out from at the start with Tammy Soma Clark in second. Justin Froemming showed his speed early on and moved into second on lap two with Dustin Scott following into third. Scott worked past Froemming on lap five to take over the second spot. With seven cycles completed Froemming and Dan Wheeler were side by side for the third spot until a caution flew. On the restart Josh Crary joined the battle for third as Scott moved into the lead on lap eight. Crary sat behind Froemming in third while Wheeler dropped back to fourth. Scott kept strong out front as Crary and Wheeler battled for the third spot over the remaining laps. At the finish it was Scott with the first win of the 2015 racing season. Froemming, Wheeler, Crary and Seavers rounded out the top five. Wheeler, Crary and Scott won the earlier heat races.

The WISSOTA Street Stocks were up next for their feature event with Nicholas Schwebach jumping into the early lead followed closely by Troy Voth. Mike Blowers ran in third and started to challenge Voth for second and on lap two the two made contact exiting the turn with Voth ending up with a flat and bringing out the caution. On the restart Schwebach stayed up front with Blowers in second. Danny Hanson and Kory Adams battled for third with Danny Richards behind them. Hanson took the spot again with Richards now moving past Adams and working on Hanson. Richards would take over the third spot on lap nine leaving Hanson and Adams to race for fourth. At the finish it was Schwebach all alone up front with Blowers, Richards, Adams and Hanson rounding out the top five.

A huge field of 39 USRA B-Modifieds showed up to battle for the top prize. Shaun Walski jumped out front and looked very strong early on. Parker Hale and Kylie Kath had the battle early on for second as they raced side by side for the first three laps until a caution flew. On the restart Kath took control of second while Walski ran alone up front. With six laps completed Kath found a fast line and quickly closed up on Walski up front. Outside the top five all eyes were on Cory Crapser, Cole Queensland and Jerry Young as the three weaved their way through the field trying working into the top ten. With ten down Walski and Kath were side by side for the lead with Kath taking control of the race on lap 11. A final restart bunched the field back up on lap fourteen. Kath jumped back out front and ran unchallenged to the checkers. At the line it was Kath, Walski, Hale, Andrew Bleess and Matt Jones in the top five. Heat races were won by Alex Williamson, Jason Schlangen, John VanMinsel, Walski and Derek Clement

The WISSOTA Super Stocks saw Jeff Brauer take the pole position and use it to his advantage jumping out front early on. Tommy Richards was in second and Neil Eckhart in third. With two down Brian Fetting got moving and worked past Eckhart for the third spot. Richards had a strong car and moved past Brauer to take over the lead. Richards would pull away slowly from Brauer until lap fourteen when Richards suddenly slowed bringing out the caution. Brauer would retake the lead and held onto it to the checkers. Aj Hoff worked Fetting on lap fifteen to take over the second spot. At the finish it was Brauer with the win, Hoff, Fetting, Kevin Hager and Dave Solum rounded out the top five. Brauer took home the checkers in the only heat race of the night.

Rain stopped the racing action on lap two of the USRA Modified feature. The makeup feature will be ran next week. Heat races for the modifieds were won by Jake Timm, Jacob Bleess, and Jason Cummins.

Recent Rain Forces Officials to Adjust Opening Week Schedule of Events

April 12th, 2015

Open Practice now scheduled for Saturday, April 11th from 5:00-9:00

SPRING VALLEY, MN – April 8, 2015: Preparations for the opening week were recently put on hold due to the rain that fell on the Deer Creek Speedway.

Officials were forced to adjust the opening week schedule of events after meeting early this morning and after reviewing the current conditions of the facility along with the pending forecast.

Updated schedule below.

Saturday, April 11: Open Practice
All classes welcome.
Pit Gate Opens: 4:00
Practice Starts: 5:00
Practice Ends: 9:00
Pit passes: $20 for adults – $15 for ages 2-12
Saturday, April 18: Season Opener/Points Race Racing scheduled to start at 5:00!

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Mother Nature forces Deer Creek Speedway officials to postpone season opener to April 11th

April 4th, 2015

SPRING VALLEY, MN -Spring has sprung but not soon enough. After reviewing the current conditions of the facility officials from Deer Creek Speedway have been forced to postpone the 2015 season opener until April 11th. See revised
schedule below.

April 8: Practice All classes welcome. Times to be determined.
April 11: Season Opener/Points Race -Racing scheduled to start at 5:00!
April 18: Points Race
April 25: Points Race
May 2: Points Race
May 9: Points Race
May 16: School Bus Races/Points Race
May 23: USMTS Southern MN Spring Challenge
May 30: Points Race
June 6: Points Race
June 13: Points Race
June 20: Mascot Night/Points Race
June 27: Mid-Season Points Race
July 4: Firecracker/Points Race
July 11: Tasseldega Nights/Points Race
July 18: Gopher 50 – WOO Late Models
July 22-25: World Modified Dirt Track Championship
August 8: Points Race
August 15: Points Race
August 22: Points Race
August 29: Season Championship/Points Race
September 5: USMTS Labor Day Duel
September 19: Clash At The Creek – WOO Sprint Cars
September 23: Featherlite Fall Jamboree Practice
September 24-26: Featherlite Fall Jamboree
November 21: Awards Banquet
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Ethanol Cup Returns to Deer Creek Speedway in 2015 $5,000 Point Fund!

February 1st, 2015

SPRING VALLEY, MN – Deer Creek Speedway and the Minnesota Corn Growers Association are excited to announce that the Ethanol Cup will return for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.

2014 was the inaugural season for the Ethanol Cup and it proved to be a popular choice among drivers. Overall Ethanol powered teams took home 59 top fives, 89 top tens and 15 feature wins, the biggest being the main event in the USRA B-Mod division during the Featherlite Fall Jamboree.

This unique program was designed to pair drivers from all 5 weekly divisions at Deer Creek Speedway who were running a minimum of 15% ethanol (with a +or- 5% tolerance) against each other for a $5,000 point fund.

The final race of the inaugural season saw a WISSOTA Super Stock, USRA B-Mod and

WISSOTA Street Stock all in contention for the title.

The final details for the 2015 Ethanol Cup are currently in the works and will be released very soon.

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Deer Creek Speedway Offers 2014 Ticket Holders Same Price for 2015 World of Outlaws Tickets for Limited Time

December 5th, 2014

Spring Valley, Minn. –Fans who held reserved tickets for this past season’s Asgrow/DEKALB Clash at the Creek that featured the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota, will have the chance to purchase tickets to the 2015 event, set for Saturday, September 19, at the same price – $35, if purchased before Monday, December 15. After this date, reserved tickets will be released to the general public and will be available for $37.

Reserved ticket holders from 2014, will be receiving a postcard in the mail, providing information on purchasing 2015 tickets to the Asgrow/DEKALB Clash at the Creek for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event at Deer Creek Speedway on September 19.

“We always put our next season’s tickets at the beginning of December, in order to give people time to buy them for the holidays and as gifts,” said Ryan Queensland, Marketing Director/Scheduling Coordinator at Deer Creek Speedway. “We like to reward our loyal ticket holders by providing them the first chance to purchase tickets for the next season and with a bit of a discount as well.”

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series first raced at Deer Creek Speedway in 2009 and has returned each and every year since. The multi-grooved, high-banked three-eighths-mile, located just outside of Rochester, has produced five different winners, including Minnesota native Craig Dollansky, who returns to the tour full-time in 2015.

Joey Saldana won the first two World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series events at Deer Creek Speedway. Steve Kinser, the 20-time series champion, who retired from full-time competition following the 2014 season, won at the track in 2011. Ian Madsen scored his first-career World of Outlaws win at Deer Creek Speedway in 2013 and veteran Paul McMahan was victorious in 2014.

Tickets can be purchased online by visiting DeerCreekSpeedway.com – http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ShortTrackRacingPR/5d01e627a1/84def2fbf4/7136d10fe8 or by calling the track at 1-877-DCS-Race or 507-754-6107.

Deer Creek Speedway Drivers Award Banquet

December 4th, 2014

Spring Valley MN–The Eagles Club in Rochester again provided a perfect setting for the 2014 addition of the Annual Drivers Award Banquet. A great meal was served while drawing and door prizes were handed out thanks to a great group of sponsors and businesses who gave away a ton of great contingency prizes.

After the meal was served a video highlight reel of the 2014 racing season was shown to the large crowd gathered on this special night. Thanks to Scott Gulbranson who put together this great highlight reel of some on track action and the behind the scenes work. Everyone enjoyed watching this great footage.

The first awards to be handed out were some Specialty awards for the Button Buck Speedway which features weekly racing in the Slingshot by Tobias cars. In the Truck Country Pee-Wee Slingshots Tucker Williams brought home the most improved honor while Tianna Mithun took home the honor in the Junior Division. JT Wasmund took home the most improved honor in the senior division. Devin Born showed true sportsmanship over the Slingshot season taking home the Sportsmanship award for the 2014 season, while Cody Howard took home the Parent Sportsmanship award.

After a video highlight of the slingshot racing season the championship trophies were awarded. Joe Chisholm of Osage IA took home the track title in the Truck Country Pee-Wee division ahead of Tucker Williams, Hunter Kennedy, Devin Born and Ayden Howard.

Braden Brauer of Eyota MN took home the Championship Trophy in the Truck Country Junior Slinghsots ahead of Tianna Mithun, Karlie Wagner, Evan Reyna and Easton Wasmund. Jim Chisholm took home the Senior Slingshot title ahead of JT Wasmund, AJ Johnston and Jett Sorensen.

Next up were the Specialty Awards for the Deer Creek Speedway with Noah Grinstead taking home the most improved driver in the Six Two Graphics WISSOTA Street Stocks. Mike Mehling took home he honor in the Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modified division. In the Elma Performance and Fabricating USRA B-Modifieds Alex Williamson
took home the most improved honors, while Gary Wiersgalla took home the title in the Wagner Trucking WISSOTA Super Stock Division. Rounding out the Most Improved honors was Joel Alberts in the NAPA Auto Care USRA Modifieds.

Troy Voth took home he dubious honor of the Hard luck of the year award, while AJ Hoff took home the Rookie of the Year award over a highly competitive group of rookies who raced this season. Jason Cummins continued to demonstrate what racing is all about taking home the Sportsman of the year award receiving the award for the second time.

Mitch Coulter and Dan Erickson were on hand from the Minnesota Corn Growers to award the 2014 Ethanol Cup and the Ethanol Appreciation awards. 15 Drivers ran Ethanol Blended fuels this year at the speedway and received a check or $230.77 just for running the fuel. This program was funded by Poet Ethanol of Preston, Absolute Energy of Lyle and the Fillmore County Corn Growers. Two lucky drivers received a bonus by having their names drawn and received $500.00 instead and that was Brian Fetting and Troy Voth. Other drivers participating this year were Cole Queensland, Jeff Brauer, Erik Kanz, Noah Grinstead, Mike Mehling, Greg Jensen, Casey Trom, Scott Demmer, Dustin Sorensen, Charlie Steinberg, MIke Chisholm, Dave Miller and Mike Fitzpatrick.

The Minnesota Corn Growers then announced Jeff Brauer the champion of the 2014 Ethanol Cup which was a final 3 race program for all drivers who ran over 50% ethanol in their race cars. Cole Queensland, Mike Blowers, Erik Kanz and Brian Fetting rounded out the top five in this years version of the Ethanol Cup.

After another fine video program for each class that races at the Speedway put together by Justin Queensland the top ten in each division were brought onto the stage to receive their point money and trophies for the top five.

Mike Blowers took home the track championship in the Six Two Graphics WISSOTA Street Stocks ahead of Nick Schwebach, Noah Grinstead, Kory Adams and Bernie Adams. Jacob Bleess had a great season taking home two track titles. He took home the honor in the Elma Performance and Fabricating USRA B-Modifieds ahead of Cole Queensland, Alex Williamson, Cory Crapser and Brandon Hare.

Bleess repeated his performance by taking home the title in the Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds ahead of Dustin Scott, Cory Crapser, Josh Crary and Jared Boumeester.

Jeff Brauer took home the 2014 Wagner Trucking WISSOTA Super Stock title by 1 point over Gary Wiersgalla, Kevin Hager, Dave Solum and Harlan Morehart

The Napa Auto Care USRA Modified champion for 2014 was Jason Cummins by 2 points over Lucas Scott. Josh Angst, Joel Alberts and Keith Foss rounded out the top five. Cummins also received a tool box from NAPA for his championship.

Deer Creek Speedway and Button Buck Speedway are now readying for the 2015 season. The schedule of events are listed on the website and tickets for all events are on sale so get those holiday presents for your loved ones.

USRA Championship Awards Banquet set for Nov. 22 in conjunction with Heartland Auto Racing Show

October 20th, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa-The United States Racing Association will celebrate the drivers, crew members and sponsors that made the 2014 season a monumental success at this years USRA Championship Awards Banquet on Saturday, Nov. 22, at Prairie Meadows Casino & Hotel in Altoona, Iowa.

This years ceremony will take place in conjunction with the 2nd Annual Heartland Auto Racing Show happening Friday and Saturday that same weekend at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. The show is the premier trade show in the region, and brings together regional companies from the Heartland and national companies that greatly value the race teams and buyers of the area.

The trade show ends at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Just a few minutes east, social hour begins at 6 p.m. for USRA Championship Awards Banquet attendees. Dinner is served at 7 p.m. and the awards ceremony is tentatively slated to begin at 8 p.m.

In addition to drivers, crew members. track officials and sponsors, fans are invited to take part in the USRA Championship Awards Banquet. Business casual attire is required (no jeans).

Tickets will be available beginning next week by calling USRA headquarters at 515-832-6000, Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Companies wanting to reserve booth space or receive additional information about the Heartland Auto Racing Show can learn more at www.heartlandautoracingshow.com.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv.

USRA OFFICIAL SPONSORS: American Racer Racing Tires, BRODIX Cylinder Heads, COMP Cams, Day Motor Sports, Intercomp, KEVKO Oil Pans & Components, MSD, Nitroquest Media, RACEceiver, RacinDirt.com, Radical Race Gear.

USRA PARTICIPATING SPONSORS: Boubin Tire & Automotive, ElbowsUp.com, Erson Cams, Heartland Auto Racing Show, New Vision Graphics, Widow Wax.

USRA CONTINGENCY SPONSORS: AFCO Racing Products, ASi Racewear, Beyea Custom Headers, BSB Manufacturing, COMP Cams, Edelbrock, Forty9 Designs, Genesis Racing Shocks, Hooker Custom Harness, KSE Racing Products, Marsh Racing Wheels, PBM Performance Products, QA1 Performance Products, Quarter Master, Real Racing Wheels, Sybesma Graphics, Tiger Rear Ends, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products.

USRA PARTICIPATING TRACKS: Battleground Speedway, Bloomfield Speedway, Bronco Raceway Park, Buena Vista Raceway, Callaway Raceway, Cedar County Raceway, Central Missouri Speedway, Chateau Raceway, Cresco Speedway, Dallas County Speedway, Deer Creek Speedway, Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Dodge County Speedway, El Paso Speedway Park, Fairmont Raceway, Fayette County Speedway, Gator Motorplex, Hamilton County Speedway, Hancock County Speedway, Heartland Park Topeka, Humboldt Speedway, Huset’s Speedway, I-35 Speedway, I-90 Speedway, Lakeside Speedway, Lucas Oil Speedway, Marshalltown Speedway, Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Monett Speedway, Mountain Creek Speedway, Nevada Speedway, North Central Arkansas Speedway, Randolph County Raceway, Rapid Speedway, Red River Speedway, Royal Purple Raceway, Salina Highbanks Speedway, South Texas Speedway, Southern New Mexico Speedway, Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Springfield Raceway, Superbowl Speedway, Texana Raceway park, Tri-State Speedway, Upper Iowa Speedway, Valley Speedway, West Siloam Speedway.

Sorensen, 13, wires Iron Man USRA B-Mods in 16th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree finale

September 25th, 2014

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.-Dustin Sorensen of Rochester, Minn., nailed the biggest win of his young career Saturday night as he led all 25 laps en route to capturing the USRA B-Mod main event at during the 16th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree. The 13-year-old son of many-time Deer Creek Speedway champion Mike Sorensen started the feature race from the pole position and was never challenged in the 32-car race that featured a three-wide start.

The win was worth $1,000, and may be the first and only victory for the youngster in the Iron Man Challenge as he announced during his victory lane interview that a move to full-blown Modifieds was his plan for 2015. Shaun Walski gave chase but could never get close enough to make a serious challenge for the lead and had to settle for the runner-up paycheck.

USRA B-Mod national points leader Chad Clancy passed a dozen drivers from his 15th starting spot and garnered third, track champion Jacob Bleess wound up fourth and Cullen DeRuyter finished where he started in fifth. Alex Williamson, Cory Crapser, Kadden Kath, Trevor Fecht and Erik Kanz rounded out the top 10.

Crapser, who came into the three-day event as the Iron Man Challenge points leader in the USRA B-Mod division, started 21st on the grid and passed 14 of his peers to earn the Hard Charger Award bonus.

The 17th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree is set for Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 24-26, 2015, at the Deer Creek Speedway. Tickets will go on sale this winter at www.deercreekspeedway.com and campground reservations are available now. All numbered campsites are available for renewal for the 2015 Featherlite Fall Jamboree through Monday, Sept. 22. Beginning Tuesday, all sites not reserved will be available to those interested in a non-hookup site on a first-come first-served basis.

For track or campground info, call 507-346-2342 or email info@deercreekspeedway.com

The Iron Man Challenge will invade the Upper Iowa Speedway in Decorah, Iowa, next Saturday, Sept. 27, with both USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods in action. The following weekend, Oct. 1-4, all four USRA divisions will converge on the Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the inaugural USRA National Championships.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv.

Sanders puts another feather in his hat, adds Featherlite Fall Jamboree to 2014 conquests

September 25th, 2014

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. Rodney Sanders continued dancing through his dream season Saturday night, leading all 50 laps of the Featherlite Fall Jamboree championship at the Deer Creek Speedway.

The seemingly unstoppable 24-year-old from Happy, Texas, added another crown jewel to his ever-expanding collection of accolades.

He won $10,000 at King of America IV in March, $20,000 at the World Modified Dirt Track Championship in July and boosted his bank account by $12,000 with his win Saturday.

Starting the three-wide 30-car main event from the outside of the front row, Sanders took charge on the first lap and never relinquished the lead despite heavy pressure early on from Stormy Scott and a late-race charge by Terry Phillips.

At the beginning of the year, I never could have imagined having this kind of season, Sanders said in victory lane. Im so lucky to have the sponsors and crew around me that I do to make this all work. None of this happens without them.

A Friday night preliminary winners at the Featherlite Fall Jamboree two years ago, this was the first Jamboree championship for Sanders.

This is so big. With the level of competition here and the prestige this event carries, its a real special race to win maybe my biggest ever.

Scott, who started on the pole, shadowed Sanders for the first 45 laps as they diced through heavy lapped traffic but could never inch in front of The Rocket.

With five laps to go, the races third and final caution waved and 16th-starting Terry Phillips used the opportunity to pounce on Scott and seize the second spot.

But the 2011 Featherlite Fall Jamboree didn’t have the muscle to make a move on Sanders and had to settle for the $7,000 runner-up paycheck.

Scott held off a late charge from Brandon Davis to capture the $5,200 third-place loot while his teammate and car owner, Bryan Rowland, rounded out the top five.

Brad Dierks was sixth, Brent Larson finished seventh, Lucas Schott earned an eighth-place finish, Jesse Glenz nabbed the ninth spot and Tommy Myer was the tenth driver to cross beneath the checkered flag.

Schott, who won Friday nights main event, started 26th and passed 18 competitors to earn a $1,000 bonus from Randy & Patty Eastvold.

The Eastvolds long-time supporters of racing at the Deer Creek Speedway also added $1,000 to Sanders winnings and another $1,000 to the 11th-place finisher in memory of Jason Krohns daughter, Natalie, who would have been 11 years old.

Nine-time USMTS national champion Kelly Shryock finished 11th.

In addition, Widow Wax added $1,000 each to the take-home pay for the top three finishers in the main event.

Steve Whiteaker Jr., who traveled nearly 24 hours to get here from Corpus Christi, Texas, on Tuesday, held off Zack VanderBeek for most of the 25-lap Non-Qualifiers Race, and then pulled away in the closing laps to seal the win and $2,000 accompanying prize.

Ninety-seven different drivers took part in this years Featherlite Fall Jamboree.

With a packed house on hand to witness the Best of the Best, Saturday nights 50/50 ticket winner took home $3,330.

The 17th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree is set for Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 24-26, 2015, at the Deer Creek Speedway. Tickets will go on sale this winter at www.deercreekspeedway.com and campground reservations are available now.

All numbered campsites are available for renewal for the 2015 Featherlite Fall Jamboree through Monday, Sept. 22. Beginning Tuesday, all sites not reserved will be available to those interested in a non-hookup site on a first-come first-served basis.

For track or campground info, call 507-346-2342 or email info@deercreekspeedway.com [mailto:info@deercreekspeedway.com]To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Boumeester best in USRA B-Mod battle at Featherlite Fall Jamboree

September 21st, 2014

SPRING VALLEY, Minn–Jared Boumeester of Ellendale, Minn., took the lead from Erik Kanz on lap 7, and then drove away to score the USRA B-Mod main event win Friday night on night 2 of the 16th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree at the Deer Creek Speedway.  Starting on the pole, Boumeester settled into second behind Kanz on the first lap and shadowed his fellow Gopher State racer for the first six caution-filled circuits before making a bold move to take over the top spot.

From there, Boumeester cruised to the $1,000 triumph and his first Iron Man Challenge win while the action behind him was furious and non-stop. Ben Moudry got around Kanz with six laps remaining but was unable to track down the high-flying Boumeester and settled for the runner-up paycheck. Meanwhile, 13-year-old Dustin Sorensen clawed his way to third from 20th on the 30-car starting grid, and earned the Hard Charger Award.

Shaun Walski nipped Kanz for fourth. Cullen DeRuyter, USRA B-Mod national points leader Chad Clancy, Dan Wheeler, Trevor Fecht and Deer Creek Speedway track champion Jacob Bleess completed the top 10. Points leader Cory Crapser had mechanical problems in his heat race and was unable to bounce back to find a transfer spot out of his B Main. Nonetheless, he continues atop the standings over Wheeler, Jared Timmerman, Bleess and Dustin Kruse.

The third and (sadly) final night of the 2014 Featherlite Fall Jamboree happens tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 20). USRA Modifieds will be shooting for $10,000 to win and USRA B-Mods will be racing for $1,000 to win. The annual Fall Jamboree Bean Bag Tournament begins at 12 noon near the campground. The pit gate opens at 2 p.m., spectator gates open at 4 and the first green flag waves at 6. General admission adult grandstand tickets are $30 and kids ages 12 and younger are just $10.

Thirty cars will take the green flag to start the main event in both classes. As if that wasn’t enough, Modified drivers who don’t make their way into Saturday’s championship finale will have a chance at one of 30 spots in the Non-Qualifiers Race which carries a $2,000 top prize and pays $400 to start.  As always, a delicious hot breakfast will be served each morning by the Bear Creek Lutheran Church in the hospitality area from 8-11 a.m.

For fans unable to attend the 16th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree in person, the entire event from the first lap of the first heat until the last checkered flag waves will be broadcast live via pay-per-view by RacinDirt.com. Visit www.racindirt.com for ordering information, or check them out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/racindirt.

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. For track or campground info, call 507-346-2342 or email info@deercreekspeedway.com.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv.

Schott dominates Friday feature at Featherlite Fall Jamboree

September 21st, 2014

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.–Lucas Schott picked a good night to score his first-ever United States Modified Touring Series victory.

Starting on the pole for Fridays 40-lap main event at the Deer Creek Speedway during the second night of the 16th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree, the 18-year-old from nearby Chatfield, Minn., dominated the race and led every lap en route to a $7,500 payday.

Five years after he made his USMTS debut as a 13-year-old rookie, Cool Hand Luke showed the poise of a seasoned veteran as he churned the cushion from start to finish while navigating lapped traffic and watching a huge lead evaporate with two mid-race cautions.

Not only was it a great night for Schott, it was also a powerful showing for the local aces as Gopher State racers swept the top five positions.

Jay Ihrke, driving a back-up car owned by Steve Wetzstein, got around Brandon Beckendorf following the race’s second and final caution on lap 20 and followed Schott to the finish line to record a runner-up result.

Brandon Davis started 11th on the 30-car grid and found his way through the field to score a third-place finish ahead of Brady Gerdes and Beckendorf.

The only driver in the top 10 with a Featherlite Fall Jamboree win on his résumé, Terry Phillips passed ten cars en route to a sixth-place finish while Keith Foss, Wetzstein, Austin Arneson and Jesse Glenz completed the first ten to the checkered flag.

Schotts win also gave Hughes Racing Chassis its first USMTS triumph of the season, and his earnings to bolstered by a $2,500 bonus from Widow Wax.

While Thursday nights main event was a showcase of the most dominant USMTS drivers this season, Friday was a 180-degree turnaround. Of the top 10 in the final USMTS points in 2014, Zack VanderBeeks 12th-place finish was the best.

While battling mid-pack halfway through the feature, reigning USMTS national champion Rodney Sanders was involved in a two-car tangle that sent him to the pits with a last-place finish.

Americas undisputed marquee mega-event for modifieds the 16th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree wraps up tomorrow (Saturday) night with another complete program of USMTS/USRA Modifieds ($10,000 to win) and the Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA B-Mods ($1,000 to win).

On Saturday, the annual Fall Jamboree Bean Bag Tournament begins at 12 noon near the campground. The pit gate opens at 2 p.m., spectator gates open at 4 p.m. and the first green flag waves at 6 p.m. General admission adult grandstand tickets are $30 and kids ages 12 and younger are just $10.

Thirty cars will take the green flag to start the main event in both classes on all three nights. Modified drivers who dont make their way into Saturdays championship finale will have a chance at one of 30 spots in the Non-Qualifiers Race which carries a $2,000 top prize and pays $400 to start.

As always, a delicious hot breakfast will be served each morning by the Bear Creek Lutheran Church in the hospitality area from 8-11 a.m.

For fans unable to attend the 16th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree in person, the entire event from the first lap of the first heat until the last checkered flag waves will be broadcast live via pay-per-view by RacinDirt.com. Visit www.racindirt.com for ordering information, or check them out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/racindirt.

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. For track or campground info, call 507-346-2342 or email info@deercreekspeedway.com [mailto:info@deercreekspeedway.com].

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Crapser collects Iron Man checkers in Featherlite Fall Jamboree opener

September 20th, 2014

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.–Defending Iron Man Challenge champion Cory Crapser took his USRA B-Mod points lead into the Deer Creek Speedway Saturday and took another step toward a repeat title with a victory on opening night at the 16th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree.

Dan Wheeler, who held the points lead until a month ago, took the lead on lap 2 and held it until Crapser blasted into the top spot with eight laps complete.

Jacob Bleess followed into second one lap later and exchanged blows with Crapser, but was unable to snag the lead away and settled for second while Crapser collected the $600 top prize for his sixth Iron man triumph of the 2014 campaign.

Wheeler held on for third in front of lap-1 leader Shaun Walski and polesitter Jerry Young.

Erik Kanz, who started 15th, finished sixth and Cole Queensland was seventh. A.J. Zvorak, Dan Hovden and Dustin Sorensen rounded out the top 10.

A field of 60 cars and drivers were in attendance.

Action continues Friday night with $750 going to the USRA B-Mod feature winner and USRA Modifieds racing for $5,000 to win.

Friday and Saturday nights Modified shows will be co-sanctioned by the USMTS and the United States Racing Association with USRA national points being awarded both nights.

The pit gate opens at 3 p.m., spectator gates open at 4 and the first green flag waves at 6:30 p.m. General admission adult grandstand tickets are $25 and kids ages 12 and younger are just $10.

The annual Club Car Jamboree Open presented by Miner’s Outdoor & Rec takes place at the Root River County Club in Spring Valley with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. Fans, drivers, crews and their families will put a lid on Fridays festivities with the return of The Dweebs performing live on stage following the races.

As always, a delicious hot breakfast will be served each morning by the Bear Creek Lutheran Church in the hospitality area from 8-11 a.m.

For fans unable to attend the 16th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree in person, the entire event from the first lap of the first heat until the last checkered flag waves will be broadcast live via pay-per-view by RacinDirt.com. Visit www.racindirt.com for ordering information, or check them out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/racindirt.

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. For track or campground info, call 507-346-2342 or email info@deercreekspeedway.com [mailto:info@deercreekspeedway.com].

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv.

Sanders flies to opening night win at Featherlite Fall Jamboree

September 20th, 2014

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.–Rodney Sanders put a bow on his record-breaking 2014 season Thursday night with his 25th United States Modified Touring Series victory of the season while capturing the opening night main event at the 16th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree.

With his second straight USMTS national championship already locked up coming into the final points race in the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup, the 24-year-old from Happy, Texas, had one less thing to worry about while he focused on chasing records and collecting more oversized plastic checks.

As he had in many of his previous two dozen wins this year, Sanders avoided trouble early and turned on the afterburners late to seal the victory this time against arguably the toughest field he faced all year long.

Cade Dillard, who clinched the 2014 USMTS Rookie of the Year title when the series visited the Deer Creek Speedway less than three weeks ago, was the class of the field early on.

Dillard, 23, raced from eighth to second in his 12-lap heat race to earn the Sybesma Graphics Pole Award, and then redrew the outside of the front row to start the $5,000-to-win, 40-lap main event.

He made quick work of polesitter Tyler Townsend, with Terry Phillips following into second two laps later as Zack VanderBeek and Sanders joined in as the lead five broke away from the rest of the field.

Phillips flew around the outside of Dillard to take the lead on lap 8, but the veteran racer from Springfield, Mo., made several jaws drop when he spun by himself two orbits later.

While Phillips rejoined the race at the tail of the 30-car field, Dillard inherited the lead once again, but his second term was short-lived as VanderBeek muscled his way past on lap 12.

Sanders made his way into second on lap 15, and then closed up on the rear bumper of VanderBeek. After shadowing VanderBeek for ten laps, Sanders took control and that was all she wrote.

The Z-Man stayed within striking distance, but had to settle for the runner-up paycheck while Sanders pocketed the $5,000 top prize.

In addition to officially being crowned the USMTS national champion for the second year in a row, Sanders 25th triumph of the season surpassed Ryan Gustins 2011 win mark, and now stands as the second-most wins in a season behind Kelly Shryocks 30 wins in 2006.

It also gave Sanders his 43rd career USMTS triumph, moving him ahead of Tommy Myer for fourth on the all-time USMTS wins list behind Shryock (181), Jason Hughes (123) and Gustin (68).

2007 USMTS national champion Jason Krohn, driving one of Sanders back-up cars, finished third while the Mesilla Valley Transportation Hard Charger Award went to Nate Wasmund who finished fourth after starting 23rd. Jeremy Payne rounded out the top five.

Stormy Scott came from 20 to finish sixth and Phillips bounced back to take the seventh spot. Myer, Dillard and 28-starting Brandon Davis wound up eighth, ninth and tenth, respectively.

In the final points standings, Sanders bested VanderBeek by 136 points (1576 to 1440) and Scott took third with 1310 markers. Fourth through tenth were Shryock (1207), Johnny Scott (1189), Dereck Ramirez (1135), Joe Duvall (1120), Daniel Hilsabeck (1053), John Allen (977) and Dillard (862).

In a tight race from start to finish, Sput’s Racing Engines of Owatonna, Minn., captured the COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Year title while LG2 Chassis claimed the 2014 Tiger Quick Change Manufacturers Championship.

Action continues Friday with another $5,000-to-win main event capping off the night. The pit gate opens at 3 p.m., spectator gates open at 4 and the first green flag waves at 6:30 p.m. General admission adult grandstand tickets are $25 and kids ages 12 and younger are just $10.

The annual Club Car Jamboree Open presented by Miner’s Outdoor & Rec takes place at the Root River County Club in Spring Valley with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. Fans, drivers, crews and their families will put a lid on Fridays festivities with the return of The Dweebs performing live on stage following the races.

As always, a delicious hot breakfast will be served each morning by the Bear Creek Lutheran Church in the hospitality area from 8-11 a.m.

For fans unable to attend the 16th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree in person, the entire event from the first lap of the first heat until the last checkered flag waves will be broadcast live via pay-per-view by RacinDirt.com. Visit www.racindirt.com for ordering information, or check them out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/racindirt.

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. For track or campground info, call 507-346-2342 or email info@deercreekspeedway.com [mailto:info@deercreekspeedway.com].

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Monday is final day to save money, pre-enter Featherlite Fall Jamboree

September 16th, 2014

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.–This Monday, Sept. 15, is the final day for racers to save some hard-earned money and pre-enter for next weekends 16th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree.

Set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18-20, at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., Modifieds will be shooting for a $5,000 top prize each of the first two nights and a whopping $10,000 winners share on Saturday.

Drivers can enter by calling the USMTS office at 515-832-7944 or download the official Featherlite Fall Jamboree entry form at www.usmts.com/downloads.

Here is the published payouts for this years mega-event:

THURSDAY A MAIN: 1. $5000, 2. $3000, 3. $2000, 4. $1500, 5. $1200, 6. $1000, 7. $900, 8. $800, 9. $750, 10. $700, 11. $650, 12. $600, 13. $550, 14. $500, 15. $475, 16-30. $450, Tow $50.

FRIDAY A MAIN: 1. $5000, 2. $4000, 3. $2500, 4. $2000, 5. $1500, 6. $1200, 7. $1000, 8. $900, 9. $800, 10. $750, 11. $700, 12. $650, 13. $625, 14. $600, 15. $575, 16-30. $550, Tow $50.

SATURDAY A MAIN: 1. $10,000, 2. $6000, 3. $4200, 4. $3200, 5. $2700, 6. $2200, 7. $2000, 8. $1900, 9. $1700, 10. $1600, 11. $1500, 12. $1400, 13. $1300, 14. $1100, 15. $1000, 16. $950, 17. $925, 18-30. $900.

SATURDAY NON-QUALIFIERS RACE: 1. $2000, 2. $1500, 3. $1000, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $650, 7. $600, 8. $550, 9. $500, 10. $475, 11. $450, 12. $425, 13-30. $400, Tow $100.

A $200 bonus will be paid to any driver that does not qualify for any A Main or Saturdays Non-Qualifiers Race.

The early entry fee is $400 for all three days. Early entry for Thursday only is $100 for licensed drivers, $110 for non-licensed and $125 at the gate for all drivers. Early entry for Friday only is $125 for licensed drivers, $135 for non-licensed and $150 at the gate for all drivers. Early entry for Saturday only is $200 for licensed drivers, $225 for non-licensed and $250 at the gate for all drivers.

Thirty cars will take the green flag to start the main event all three nights. Drivers can race one day or all three. Bonus tow money is only for drivers racing all three days.

RULES: USMTS rules apply on Thursday. USRA rules apply Friday and Saturday (including 8,000 RPM chip rule). Tires permitted are the American Racer KK-704 and stamped Hoosier G60. Wissota Hoosier 35 tires are allowed for cars which are completely Wissota legal, and Wissota Modifieds may use 7-inch spoiler with the American Racer KK704 tire.

PROCEDURES: Each night, the top 15 in passing points will be locked into the A Main with the top 8 redrawing for starting positions 1-8 and 15 additional drivers advancing from the B Mains to 30-car A Main each night. Saturdays A Main will start three wide. The top 30 in Saturdays B Mains that do not advance to the A Main will advance to Non-Qualifiers Race (all drivers redraw for starting spot).

USMTS points will be awarded on Thursday only for drivers in the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup. USMTS provisionals and Top Dog Bonus will be Thursday only. Friday and Saturday night’s events will award USRA national points.

A complete program of heat races and main events will be staged each night.

As it has the past three seasons, Thursday’s lid-lifter will served as the final points race in the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup with the crowning of the 2014 USMTS National Champion and Rookie of the Year during Friday’s pre-race ceremonies.

On Thursday and Friday, the pit gate opens at 3 p.m., spectator gates open at 4 p.m. and the first green flag waves at 6:30 p.m. General admission adult grandstand tickets are $25 each night and kids ages 12 and younger are just $10.

Thursday night’s program will wind down with karaoke under the hospitality tent following the races. The annual Fall Jamboree Golf Scramble takes place at the Root River County Club in Spring Valley with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. Friday morning. Fans, drivers, crews and their families will put a lid on Friday’s festivities with the return of The Dweebs performing live on stage following the races.

On Saturday, the annual Fall Jamboree Bean Bag Tournament begins at 12 noon near the campground. The pit gate opens at 2 p.m., spectator gates open at 4 p.m. and the first green flag waves at 6 p.m. General admission adult grandstand tickets are $30 and kids ages 12 and younger are just $10.

As always, a delicious hot breakfast will be served each morning by the Bear Creek Lutheran Church in the hospitality area from 8-11 a.m.

Fan may purchase tickets online at www.deercreekspeedway.com or by calling toll-free 877-DCS-RACE.

For fans unable to attend the 16th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree in person, the entire event from the first lap of the first heat until the last checkered flag waves will be broadcast live via pay-per-view by RacinDirt.com. Visit www.racindirt.com for ordering information, or check them out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/racindirt.

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. For track or campground info, call 507-346-2342 or email info@deercreekspeedway.com [mailto:info@deercreekspeedway.com].

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts

McMahan Tops Asgrow/Dekalb Clash at the Creek

September 16th, 2014

Spring Valley MN–A cool fall like day greeted a great crowd on the annual Asgrow/Dekalb Clash at the Creek featuring the World Of Outlaw Sprint Cars. A great field of 33 Sprint Cars arrived at the speedway to do battle on the highbanks of “The Creek”

David Gravel took to the racing surface in his time trials and ripped off a 11.416 lap with an average speed of 118mph setting a new track record and topped the charts during qualifying. Paul McMahan was close in second with a 11.480 lap with 22 drivers under the 12 second lap average.

The first feature of the night was the USRA Iron Man Stock Cars with Kyle Falck jumping out into the early lead with Brandon Hare in second. Brian Webb took over the third spot early as they battled side by side behind the top three. Webb moved into second on lap two with Dillon Anderson following through into four. Falck continued to look good out front and slowly started to pull away from the field while Webb, Anderson and Kevin Donlan ran nose to tail for the next three positions. With nine down Anderson broke the left front of the car ending his night. Donlan moved into the second spot on lap ten as the only caution for the event waved. On the restart Falck led with Donlan in second. Tom Schmidt and Webb battled for third while Mitch Hovden worked into the top five. Hovden, Schmidt and Webb battled hard over the last few laps running three wide for the second spot. Hovden took over the third spot as the white flew over the field. At the checkers it was Falck with the win followed by Donlan, Hovden, Webb and Schmidt. Heat races were won by Hare, Shawn Peter and Webb

The final race of the night was the World Of Outlaw Sprint Car feature event. Paul McMahan jumped out front going into one. David Gravel got a great run off two and pushed McMahan down the back stretch. The first caution flew when David Heskin flipped in turn two. On the restart McMahan again jumped out front with Gravel in second and Joey Saldana in third. By Lap six Saldana was all over Gravel trying to take over the second spot. Gravel held onto the second spot as the leaders started to work heavy traffic by lap thirteen. McMahan worked the slower cars quickly and pulled out to a straightaway lead. A caution on lap nineteen reset the field with McMahan leading. Gravel, Saldana and Craig Dollansky exchanged slide jobs on the restart with Gravel resuming the second spot as the lap completed. Kerry Madsen worked into the top five and on lap twenty five took over the fifth spot. By lap twenty six McMahan was again working slower cars. The final caution flew on lap thirty two as Saldana had the right rear explode on his car. McMahan led on the restart with Gravel in second. Madsen worked into the third spot. At the finish it was McMahan with the win, Gravel, Madsen, Dollansky and Daryn Pittman rounded out the top five. Brad Sweet came home sixth after starting sixteenth on the field.

Racing resumes next week with the Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree with practice on Wednesday and racing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The USMTS cars will be racing for a possible $20000 check if the same driver wins all three nights. All on hand for the week will be the Iron Man USRA B-Modfieds.

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Steve Kinser’s final season of chasing the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship.

September 12th, 2014

SPRING VALLEY, MN – This Saturday night the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series will return to Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, MN for the 6th annual Asgrow/DeKalb Clash at the Creek.

The fearless winged warriors are set to do battle on the 3/8 mile high banked Southern Minnesota Speed-Plant but fans will want to pay special attention to one driver. The legendary Steve Kinser will make his final appearance in Minnesota as a full time driver chasing after the highly prestigious World of Outlaw STP Sprint Car Series championship.

Joey Saldana claimed the first two events in 2009 -10 and 20-time series champion Steve Kinser was victorious in 2011. Minnesota native Craig Dollansky won the 2012 event with a last-lap pass on Donny Schatz, who charged from 17th to take the lead at the white flag and last year Ian Madsen cruised to the first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of his career.

Between the wicked fast winged action fans will be entertained by the ever popular USRA Iron Man Stock Cars. These ground pounding rockets will leave you on the edge of your seat. For more information on the USRA Iron Man Stock Cars visit www.usraracing.com

The pit gate is scheduled to open at 2:00 p.m. and the main grandstands will open at 4:00 p.m. The first green flag is set to fly at 7:30.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-877-DCS-Race (507-754-6107) or on the day of the event at the speedway ticket window. Fans are urged to get their early as a large crowd is expected to be on hand.

For more information, visit DeerCreekSpeedway.com or “LIKE” our Facebook Page. You can also follow us on Twitter @DeerCreekSpeed (#TheCreek) or on our YouTube channel.

Back to the Midwest: Kraig Kinser Set for Clay County & Deer Creek

September 11th, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -Kraig Kinser has gotten plenty of windshield time over the last month as the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series has visited 10 tracks in five states and one Canadian province over the course of a grueling 13-race stretch, including seven shows in eight nights in Washington, Oregon and California. After putting in another 1,800 miles this week to get from California to Iowa, the second-generation driver will compete at Clay County Fair Speedway in Iowa, and Deer Creek Speedway in Minnesota, aboard the Mesilla Valley Transportation/Casey’s General Store/King Racing Products Maxim.

The Arnold Motor Supply Shootout at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, is set for Friday, September 12. The series then heads north to Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota, for the ASGROW/DEKALB Clash at the Creek on Saturday, September 13.

“We have definitely had a busy last couple weeks, and we are excited to get back to the Midwest, because that means we’ll be back at the shop in a few more days,” said Kinser. “It’s a long trip across the country for this week’s races, so running well in them makes it worth it. We have had pretty good runs at both tracks and feel comfortable at both.”

Kinser finished second in his debut at Clay County Fair Speedway in 2008, leading 26 laps in that race. Last season at the three-eighths-mile fairgrounds track, he crossed the line eighth. Kinser timed in 13th-quickest and powered his way from fifth to second in the first heat race to earn a spot in the dash. He came home ninth in the dash, which put him on the inside of the fifth row for the 30-lap main event. Kinser has five top-10 finishes in seven starts at Clay County Fair Speedway dating back to 2008.

The native of Bloomington, Indiana, finished eighth at Deer Creek Speedway last season, after lining up 14th at the high-banked three-eighths-mile. He opened the night as the 14th-fastest driver in time trials. He finished sixth in the second heat race to earn a spot in the 35-lap A-Feature. In his career, Kinser has made five starts at Deer Creek Speedway, recording top-10 finishes in each of his last three visits to the track. Kinser finished a career-best sixth at the track in 2012.

During the recent West Coast swing, Kinser picked up a best finish of 10th at Grays Harbor Raceway in Washington on Labor Day.

“We had a fast car most nights on the West Coast, but didn’t have too much luck on our side, and ultimately didn’t have too much to show for it,” Kinser said. “Out here with the Outlaws, it takes a little bit of everything to be in contention night in and night out. We feel like we have made a lot of gains in the second half of the year, especially in time trials, and are getting closer to where we want and need to be. Right now, it just seems like we need luck on our side a bit more.”

Kinser is currently ninth in points with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series on the strength of 27 top-10 finishes.

Kraig Kinser By the Numbers: Clay County Fair Speedway & Deer Creek Speedway 0.375- Miles around both Clay County Fair Speedway and Deer Creek Speedway
2- Best finishing position at Clay County in 2008; Tracks in both Iowa and Minnesota that the World of Outlaws compete at this year
5- Career starts at Deer Creek Speedway
6- Best-career finishing position at Deer Creek Speedway, coming in 2012
7- Starts at Clay County Fair Speedway
8.3- Average finishing position in seven starts at Clay County Fair Speedway
9- Current position in points
11.2- Average finish in five starts at Deer Creek
11.474- Track record at Deer Creek Speedway
13.074- Qualifying record at Clay County Fair Speedway
26- Laps led at Clay County in 2008
27- Top-10 finishes this season through September 7
177- Miles from Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, where the World of Outlaws compete on September 12 to Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota
1804- Distance in miles from Antioch Speedway in California, wherethe World of Outlaws raced on September 7 to Clay County Fair
Speedway in Spencer, Iowa
2008- Year of first start at Clay County Fair Speedway
2009- Year of first start at Deer Creek Speedway
8877- Points earned this season through September 7

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16th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree richest ever, set for September 18-20 at Deer Creek Speedway

September 4th, 2014

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.–Labor Day Weekend has always signaled shift toward the season, a new school year and the beginning of college football. And for the past 15 years, it has taken on another meaning: the countdown to the biggest event in all of dirt modified racing.

Americas undisputed marquee mega-event for modifieds the 16th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree is a little more than two weeks away, and this years battle between the Best of the Best in the sport promises to be the biggest ever with the boldest payoffs in event history.

Fans will continue to witness a complete program all three nights highlighted by the United States Modified Touring Series and the Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA B-Mods, and drivers will be fighting for their piece of the record-setting prize money.

Set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18-20, Modifieds will be shooting for a $5,000 each of the first two nights and a whopping $10,000 winners share on Saturday.

Meanwhile, B-Mods will be racing for $600, $750 and $1,000 to win, respectively, with more than 200 cars and drivers are expected in two classes and nearly $200,000 in posted awards possible.

As it has the past three seasons, Thursdays lid-lifter will served as the final points race in the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup with the crowning of the 2014 USMTS National Champion and Rookie of the Year during Fridays pre-race ceremonies.

Friday and Saturday nights Modified shows will be co-sanctioned by the United States Racing Association with USRA national points being awarded both nights.

If you like a lot of spins and yellow flags, this event probably isnt for you. But if witnessing the “who’s who” of dirt modified racing circling the high banked clay oval of the Deer Creek Speedway at nearly 100 mph, this one is right up your alley.

Ron Jones was the champion of the inaugural event in 1999. Since then, the list of Featherlite Fall Jamboree champions include Johnny Saathoff, Willy Kraft, Mark Noble, Dan Daniels, Kelly Shryock, Jason Hughes, Chad Kinder, Dean Mahlstedt, Tim Donlinger, Terry Phillips and Joey Jensen.

Hughes is the defending champion of the event and the only driver to claim multiple titles, winning four of the last nine Saturday night finales.

Early bird race fans can get a free preview of the action and drivers will get their chance to make final adjustments to their machines with an open practice from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

On Thursday and Friday, the pit gate opens at 3 p.m., spectator gates open at 4 p.m. and the first green flag waves at 6:30 p.m. General admission adult grandstand tickets are $25 each night and kids ages 12 and younger are just $10.

Thursday nights program will wind down with karaoke under the hospitality tent following the races. The annual Fall Jamboree Golf Scramble takes place at the Root River County Club in Spring Valley with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. Friday morning. Fans, drivers, crews and their families will put a lid on Fridays festivities with the return of The Dweebs performing live on stage following the races.

On Saturday, the annual Fall Jamboree Bean Bag Tournament begins at 12 noon near the campground. The pit gate opens at 2 p.m., spectator gates open at 4 p.m. and the first green flag waves at 6 p.m. General admission adult grandstand tickets are $30 and kids ages 12 and younger are just $10.

Thirty cars will take the green flag to start the main event in both classes on all three nights.

As if that wasnt enough, Modified drivers who dont make their way into Saturdays championship finale will have a chance at one of 30 spots in the Non-Qualifiers Race which carries a $2,000 top prize and pays $400 to start …more than most modified races pay to win their main event.

As always, a delicious hot breakfast will be served each morning by the Bear Creek Lutheran Church in the hospitality area from 8-11 a.m.

Fan may purchase tickets online at www.deercreekspeedway.com or by calling toll-free 877-DCS-RACE.

Drivers can enter by calling the USMTS office at 515-832-7944 or download the official Featherlite Fall Jamboree entry form at www.usmts.com/downloads.

For fans unable to attend the 16th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree in person, the entire event from the first lap of the first heat until the last checkered flag waves will be broadcast live via pay-per-view by RacinDirt.com. Visit www.racindirt.com for ordering information, or check them out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/racindirt.

The Deer Creek Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval which sits on 60 acres with one of Americas most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and an adjoining campground. For track or campground info, call 507-346-2342 or email info@deercreekspeedway.com [mailto:info@deercreekspeedway.com].

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Cummins Tops USMTS Labor Day Duel

September 2nd, 2014

Spring Valley Mn–The first feature race of the evening pulled onto to the track with Shaun Mann and Kory Adams racing out of two side by side on the opening lap of the Six Two Graphics WISSOTA Street Stocks. Bobby Kilby, Troy Voth and Mike Blowers were three wide for third. Mann took control of the top spot while Blowers moved into third. With four laps completed Adams started to apply pressure to Mann for the top spot while Blowers was all over Adams for the second spot. With seven down Adams and Blowers were side by side for second, Blowers took over the second spot on lap eight and on the next lap Mann pushed up the hill with Blowers getting by for the lead. Mann tried retaking the lead on lap eleven but got up on two wheels after hitting the edge of the infield he recovered only after Adams moved by into second. As the white flew over the field Mann retook second with Blowers coming home with the victory. Adams, Noah Grinstead and Voth rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Danny Richards and Blowers.

Cory Crapser and Don Schaefer battled for the lead on the opening lap of the Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds. Crapser held the advantage early with Michael Truscott pulling up to battle with Schaefer for the second spot. A caution flew on lap three and on the restart Crapser led with Truscott in second. Cody Borgeson and Kent Baxter raced for the fourth spot behind Schaefer. Baxter took over the fourth spot and quickly closed on Schaefer for the third spot. With eight completed Schaefer and Baxter had a great battle going for the third spot. With ten laps completed Crapser and Truscott were working through lapped traffic as they flew around the speedway. On lap fifteen Baxter took control of the third spot while Ryan Goergen moved into the top five after working past Borgeson. At the finish it was Crapser, Truscott, Baxter, Schaefer and Goergen in the top five. Heat races were won by Robert Franklin, Crapser and Truscott

The Wagner Trucking WISSOTA Super Stocks pulled onto the track next for their feature event. Tommy Richards jumped out to the early lead with Brian Fetting in second. Gary Wiersgalla ran in third with AJ Hoff and Neil Eckhart battling for fourth. Hoff took over the fourth spot and immediately pressured Wiersgalla for the third spot. A caution with three complete saw Richards leading with Hoff and Fetting battling for second. Wiersgalla ran in fourth and on lap four Hoff took over the second spot. Hoff started to pressure Richards for the lead on lap five while Mike Hesselink and Eckhart battled for the fifth spot. Fetting slid up in front of Hoff for the second spot on lap eight but Hoff turned back down got a run and retook the second spot. Richards slowly started to pull away after Hoff again pressured him for the lead on lap eleven. At the finish it was Richards with the win, Hoff, Fetting, Wiersgalla and Eckhart in the top five. Heat races were won by Richards and Jeff Brauer.

Parker Hale jumped out front early on in the USRA B-Modifieds Ben Moudry sat in second early on with Derek Clement in third. Shaun Walski started to pressure Clement for the third spot early on. A Caution with four completed saw Hale leading, with Moudry and Cory Crapser racing for second. Moudry took control of the second spot and started challenging Hale for the lead. Moudry took the point with Crapser and Hale now battling for second while Erik Kanz and Clement raced for the fifth spot. Another caution bunched the field back up with Moudry and Crapser racing for the lead. Scott Demmer worked under Hale for the third spot. Another caution on lap eleven saw Crapser take over the top spot. Moudry ran in second. Cole Queensland worked past Hale for the fifth spot on lap thirteen. Moudry and Demmer had a good race going for the runner up spot over the last five circuits with Moudry holding the edge at the line. Crapser took home the win ahead of Moudry, Demmer, Walksi and Queensland. Heat races were won by Moudry, Dan Hovden, Brandon Hare and Crapser

The final feature of the night pulled onto the track with the United States Modified Touring Series on hand. Johnny Scott jumped out into the early lead with Brad Waits in second. Tommy Myer ran in third early on. With two completed Waits started to pressure Scott for the lead. They were side by side at the line with the first caution of the event flew. On the restart Scott again had the lead closely followed by Waits. Jason Cummins worked past Tommy Myer for the third spot. Cummins started to pressure Waits for the second spot on lap seven and took over the top spot on lap eight. Cummins was making the bottom work and slowly started to make up ground on Scott who was running up against the wall. With fourteen down the two raced side by side down the straights. Cummins took the lead just before a caution flew on lap seventeen. On the restart Cummins led with Waits taking over the second spot. Scott sat in third. Myer held onto the fourth spot ahead of Craig Thatcher. On lap twenty three Stormy Scott worked past Thatcher for the fifth spot while Brother Johnny Scott kept the pressure on Waits for the second spot. As the checkers flew over the speedway Cummins took home the $3,000 first place check. Waits, J. Scott, Myer and S. Scott rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Cummins, Waits, Thatcher, S. Scott, J. Scott with B Features going to John Allen and Zack VanderBeek.

Racing resumes at Deer Creek Speedway Saturday Sept 13 with the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars and the USRA Iron Man stock Cars on hand to do battle at the speedway. Racing action is set to start at 6:30

Cummins conquers USMTS at The Creek

September 2nd, 2014

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.–Jason Cummins conquered the 35-lap main event Saturday night during the 9th Annual Labor Day Dual at the Deer Creek Speedway for his first United States Modified Touring Series victory since 2011.

After starting fifth on the 26-car grid, the 34-year-old from New Richland, Minn., took fourth on lap 4, third on lap 5 and then snuck by Brad Waits for second with nine laps complete.

After swapping the lead back and forth with Waits for the first five laps, Johnny Scott settled into the lead role on lap 6 and paced the field through lap 14 when Cummins scooted by to take control. Waits, who dominated the USMTS feature race here during Memorial Day Weekend, moved around Scott three laps later and challenged Cummins the rest of the way.

But Cummins was up to the task and parked his machine in victory lane for the first time since winning on opening night of the World Modified Dirt Track Championship more than three years ago.

The win was worth $3,000 while Waits settled for the runner-up paycheck and Scott held on for a third-place finish.

Tommy Myer wound up fourth and Stormy Scott was fifth. The rest of the top 10 spots fell to Joey Jensen, Craig Thatcher, Zack VanderBeek, Kelly Shryock and Kevin Stoa. Shryock, who started 19th, padded his pocket by earning the Mesilla Valley Transportation Hard Charger Award.

Defending USMTS national champion Rodney Sanders had a rare night of disappointment. After qualifying for the main event through one of two Real Racing Wheels B Mains, the current points leader dropped out of the race on lap 17 with mechanical woes.

Although VanderBeek narrowed the gap, Sanderss points lead in the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup sits at 129 points (1473 to 1344). By simply showing up at the final two points races, Sanders will garner his second straight USMTS national championship.

Stormy Scott remains third in the standings with 1229 markers, followed by Shryock (1145), Johnny Scott (1144), Dereck Ramirez (1090), Joe Duvall (1050), Daniel Hilsabeck (1003), John Allen (932) and Trevor Hunt (816).

The Labor Day Weekend swing wraps up on Sunday, Aug. 31, at the Cresco Speedway inCresco, Iowa, for the 12th Annual Cresco Bowl.

Once again, the USMTS Modifieds will share the stage with the Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA Stock Cars ($750 to win) and USRA B-Mods ($600 to win), plus USRA Hobby Stocks ($350 to win).

Ticket prices are $17 for adults 18 years of age and older, $10 for kids ages 13-17 and free for children ages 12 and under. Pit passes are $30 per person.

Race fans can pick up coupons good for $2 off adult admission at Caseys General Stores locations in Cresco, Decorah and Waukon on race day. John Allen and his No. 98 Sour Patch Kids/Oreos Modified will be at the 601 2nd Ave. Caseys location from 11:30-1:30.

The Cresco Speedway is located 2 blocks north of SR 9 on SW 7th. Race day info is available by calling 563-547-3400 or at www.mhcfair.com. The Howard County Fairgrounds campground features seasonal camping with water, electrical hook-ups and a sewer dumping station. The camping fee is $10 per night or $50 per week. Long term stays are available for discounted rate.

For more information about Caseys General Stores or to find the location nearest you, visit www.caseys.com online. You can also like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CaseysGenStore and follow them on Twitter at www.twitter.com/caseysgenstore.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Deer Creek Track Championships Decided

August 25th, 2014

Spring Valley MN–A warm and muggy evening for racing was preceded by a wet and rainy morning which had the track crew very busy through the day trying to get a track race ready. Track held up great throughout the night with a little wheel packing throughout the night.

The first feature on the track after all the preliminary racing was completed were the Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds. Mike Mehling jumped out to the early lead with a five wide battle for second out of turn four. The next lap they were four wide to the backstretch for the second spot before Dan Wheeler finally moved into the second spot. Ryan Goergen took over third with Cory Crapser taking third away on lap three. Behind Crapser Dustin Scott moved into the fourth spot on lap four with Jared Boumeester taking over fifth. With five laps completed Crapser and Wheeler were side by side for the second spot on the rear bumper of Mehling. With six down they both moved past Mehling with Crapser leading. Scott quickly took away third and on lap seven moved past Wheeler for the runner up position. Nine laps in and Crapser and Scott moved into lapped traffic. Scott moved alongside of Crapser by was unable to move into the lead. From there Crapser took control of the event. Boumeester and Mehling had a great race going for the fourth spot with Jacob Bleess joining in on the battle by lap twelve. Mehling and Boumeester swapped lines a couple times until Bleess decided that was enough and powered below them both to take over the fourth spot. At the finish it was Crapser with the win, Scott, Wheeler, Bleess and Mehling rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Scott, Bleess and Boumeester.

Troy Voth paced the field for the Six Two Graphics WISSOTA Street Stock feature event. Shaun Mann sat in second as they set the pace early on. With two laps completed Danny Richards and Kory Adams were side by side for the third spot while Mann started to put pressure on Voth for the lead. With the top four side by side in two rows Nick Schwebach moved into the top five. With five laps completed Mann took over the top spot with Richards quickly challenging Voth for the second spot. Richards took over second on lap seven and by lap eight was pressuring Mann for the top spot. Mann took the lead on lap nine while Schwebach took over the third spot on lap ten. Schwebach then worked past Mann for second on lap fourteen. A final caution saw a green white checker dash to the finish with Danny Richards taking home the win. Schwebach, Mann, Voth and Adams rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Mann and Adams.

The Elma Performance and Fabricating USRA B-Mods pulled onto their track for their feature event with Ben Moudry jumping out to the early lead. Jacob Bleess quickly took over the second spot. The first caution flew at the completion of lap one and on the restart Moudry again led with Bleess in second. Cory Crapser and Alex Williamson battle for the third spot. With three down Bleess moved up the track and flew around Moudry to take over the lead while Crapser and Williamson still battled for third in a great race. Another caution with seven down saw Williamson move to the high side and blast into the second spot behind Bleess. Chad Roseendahl moved inside the top five moving past Crapser for fourth. With thirteen down another caution flew and on the restart Williamson led. Bleess held onto the second spot with Moudry in third. Crapser retook the fourth spot while Erik Kanz moved into the fifth spot. At the finish it was Williamson with the win followed by Bleess, Moudry, Crapser and Kanz. Kenny Boge Jr. won the B-Feature while Trevor Fecht, Bleess, Roseendahl and Williamson won the heat races.

Brandon Duellman led early in the Wagner Trucking WISSOTA Super Stock feature event with AJ Hoff in second. Brian Fetting sat in third early until lap two when Tommy Richards moved to the top side of the speedway and flew around Fetting and Hoff to take over the second spot. A caution came out on lap three when Duellman had the rear end of his break. On the restart Richards used the lucky break to lead the field to the green. Jeff Brauer who worked into the top five before the restart quickly took over the second spot with Hoff in third. Fetting pressured the rookie Hoff through the remaining laps for the third spot but up front it was Richards slowly pulling away from the field to take home the win. Brauer, Hoff, Fetting and Gary Wiersgalla rounded out the top five. Duellman and Wiersgalla took home the heat race wins.

Jason Cummins was shot from a cannon on the start of the NAPA AutoCare USRA Modified feature and quickly pulled away from Steve Wetzstein in second. Watching through the pack there were some great saves and the cars were on edge during this fast paced feature. Nate Wasmund and Jacob Dahle had a great battle going for fourth. Les Duellman started to pressure Dahle for the fifth spot on lap seven until a caution flew on lap ten. Cummins again led on the start with Wetzstein in second and Joel Alberts in third. Another restart on lap eleven saw Cummins slow bringing out another caution. Wetzstein used the lucky break to restart the race holding the lead. Wasmund moved into second with Alberts in third. Duellman and Brandon Davis battled for the fourth spot. Duellman pushed up in four allowing Davis and Bob Timm to move past into fourth and fifth. Another caution flew on lap fourteen with Wetzstein leading. Alberts was in third until he also pushed up allowing Timm to move into the third spot leaving Alberts to race with Davis for fourth. A final restart saw Wetzstein’s horsepower move him back out in front with Wasmund in second. Alberts and Lucas Schott raced for third ahead of Davis. With two to go Davis made it a three wide battle for third. As the checkers flew Wetzstein took home the win ahead of Wasmund, Davis, Alberts and Schott. Heat races were won by Cummins, Timm, and Dahle.

Some really tight point battles were decided on this final night of track points. Brandon Davis topped Jason Cummins in the USRA Modified division by 50 points. Jeff Brauer took home the title for the Super Stocks in a very close 1 point advantage over Gary Wiersgalla. Wiersgalla held the lead after the heat races but was unable to hold onto the lead. Jacob Bleess and Cole Queensland were in a tight battle coming into the night but when point leader Queensland’s night ended up in an incident with the back stretch wall Bleess took home the USRA B-Modified championship. Mike Blowers wrapped up his title defense over Nick Schwebach by taking the green in the feature with a 14 point advantage at the end. Jacob Bleess took home title #2 at the speedway for the 2014 season with a 3 point advantage over Dustin Scott in the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds. Congratulations to all the point champions and thank you to all the drivers and fans that supported the speedway in the 2014 season.

Racing action resumes next Saturday with the annual Labor Day Duel featuring the USMTS modifieds. Racing action is set to start at 6:00.

Five classes will be competing for six championships this Saturday night. Live band following the races.

August 21st, 2014

SPRING VALLEY, MN – The great folks at Jaguar Communications and Apollo Wine & Spirits have put together an action packed championship night. This Saturday history will be made as five track champions are crowned along with the first ever Ethanol Cup Champion which is set to pay out $5,000 to the top ten drivers.

The hard work in the off season and the dedication during the season has all comes down to this Saturday night. Fans are guaranteed to see one of the most epic points championship nights at Deer Creek Speedway as some of the tightest point battles in the history of the speedway will be settled under the lights at the Southern Minnesota Speed-plant.

The tightest battle for a division championship belongs to the WISSOTA Super Stocks as multi-time track champion Jeff Brauer is tied with Gary Wiersgalla who is seeking his first ever championship at The Creek. But track titles are not the only titles on the line. Saturday night will also decide the first ever Ethanol Cup Champion at Deer Creek Speedway.

This unique program was designed as a separate championship title that allowed all five weekly divisions to duke it out against each other for one stand-alone title, and of course bragging rights. There are three drivers from three different divisions in arms reach of the title going into the final night of the Dash for the Ethanol Cup.

Mike Blowers, driver of the #34 WISSOTA Street Stock currently sits in third place only 11 points out of the top spot and fans can be certain he will do what he can to capture the title. Cole Queensland, driver of t

he #20 USRA B-Mod and Jeff Brauer, driver of the #34 WISSOTA Street Stock will enter the final event tied for the points lead.

Before the heroes of the high banks get a chance put the final chapter to the season the little cars will climb in their cars as the Truck Country Slingshots are scheduled to start on Button Buck Speedway shortly after their 2:30 pit meeting. Don’t forget the Slingshot portion of the event is FREE to watch from the grandstands.

After the final green flag flies for the night everyone is invited head down to the pit area to celebrate yet another great season. Tammy Soma Clark & the Speed Shop out of Rochester, MN have made arrangements for everyone to end the season in style with a live band, “Moonlight Mirage.”

Ticket Info: Kids 12 & under are FREE! Adults $12

Pit Passes: Kids 12 & under $15. Adults $25
2:00 Pit Gate OpensSchedule of Events
2:30 Truck Country Slingshot Pit Meeting followed by racing on Button Buck Speedway.
3:30 Driver entry opens for Deer Creek Speedway drivers. USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Mods, the WISSOTA Super Stocks, WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds and the WISSOTA Street Stocks.
5:30 Draw cut off followed by hot laps.
5:45 Pit Meeting
6:00 GREEN FLAG!

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Barber Tops WISSOTA Streeters at “The Creek”

August 19th, 2014

Spring Valley MN–A Perfect day for the Wagner Trucking sponsored event at the speedway. With over 100 cars in the pit area a group of people put up money on the warm August night to do the ALS ice Bucket Challenge. Money was put up and each feature winner would get money donated on behalf of their name to the ALS if they would do the ice bucket challenge. All five feature winners agreed to it along with Randy Queensland who had money put up for him to take the challenge. Over $1100 was raised for these six people to take the challenge.

The first feature event of the night saw Cole Queensland and Jacob Bleess on the front row of the Elma Performance and Fabricating USRA B-Modified feature. 1&2 in the points with the season rapidly coming to an end is what everyone wants to see. Queensland used his outside starting position to take the early lead. Bleess settled into second while Cory Crapser moved past Parker Hale for the third spot. The first caution flew on lap two with Queensland setting the pace on the restart. Crapser powered under Bleess to take over the second spot. Blake Arndt and Alex Williamson sat inside the top five. With six down the top three were nose to tail and pulling away from the field. Williamson started to pressure Arndt for the fourth spot as a caution flew on lap seven. Queensland again led on the restart with Crapser trying to pull a slide job in four. Queensland held the line and powered between Crapser and the wall to hold onto the top spot. Another caution on lap ten saw Queensland lead with Crapser and Bleess in the top three. Trevor Fecht got a good restart and worked into the fourth spot after starting twelfth. A little further back one of the faster cars Jerry Young, was working through the pack and went three wide for position and had one heck of a save as him and another car touched almost turning Young into the turn three wall. Young took over the seventh spot on lap fifteen after starting nineteenth on the field. A final caution flew setting up a green white, checker dash. Queensland held onto the top spot with Bleess dropping back after trying to move past Crapser allowing Williamson, Fecht and Arndt by as the white flew. Scott Demmer won the B-Feature while Bleess, Dustin Kruse, Fecht and Nick Wagner won the heat races.

Shaun Mann, Bernie Adams and Jason Barber raced three wide for the lead for the first two laps of the Six Two Graphics WISSOTA Street Stock feature event. Barber took control of the top spot at the completion of the second lap leaving Adams to try and defend the third spot as Bobby Kilby and Mike Blowers challenged him for the spot. Adams didn’t like the pack and moved around Mann on lap four to retake second leaving Mann and Kilby racing for third. With eight down Mann was again by himself in third and on lap twelve moved into a race for second with Adams again. Mann took the spot this time as the first caution flew over the race. On the restart Barber led with heavy pressure from Mann. Adams sat in third while Nick Schwebach and Kory Adams raced for fourth. Barber held off a late race restart as he took home his first feature win at the speedway ahead of Mann, B. Adams, K. Adams and Schwebach. Heat races were won by Noah Grinstead and Barber.

Cory Crapser is all that needed to be said about the Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature event. Jacob Bleess worked into second as Crapser blasted off the front row into the lead. Dustin Scott quickly took over the third spot while Jesse Hernandez and Jared Boumeester raced for the fourth spot. A restart on lap two saw Scott pull a slider on Bleess for the second spot. Another caution on lap seven saw Tony Schill move inside the top five as he and Boumeester raced for the fourth and fifth spots. Schill took over the fourth spot on lap ten and started to pressure Bleess for third. At the finish it was Crapser with the win, Scott, Bleess, Schill and Boumeester rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Hernandez, Schill and Bleess.

With multiple grooves really starting to come in the Wagner Trucking WISSOTA Super Stock Feature was another good one. Gary Wiersgalla, Neil Eckhart and Kevin Hager were three wide for the early lead. Wiersgalla took control of the event after the first lap with Eckhart in second. Dave Solum and Hager battled for third. A restart with two down saw Wiersgalla leading while Schatney Sanders, Eckhart, Solum and Hager were four wide for second. Hager took over second for a lap until Solum worked into second on lap four. Another restart on lap five saw Wiersgalla leading, Solum and Eckhart battled for third behind Solum. Brauer took the spot on lap six and then on lap seven moved past Solum for second. With ten down Brauer and Wiersgalla battled for the lead. Brauer took the spot on lap twelve with Wiersgalla hanging close. A final caution flew on lap sixteen and on the restart Brauer led around the hub while Wiersgalla hung close in second running up against the wall. Ryan Siegle had early issues and restarted at the rear on lap two and as the white flew over the field Siegle moved past Solum for the third spot. At the finish it was Brauer with the win. Wiersgalla, Siegle, Solum and Brian Fetting rounding out the top five. Wiersgalla and Ed Sanders won the heat races.

You know how sometimes you sit and the races and wonder how this can get any better than what I have seen so far. Well the NAPA Auto Care USRA Modifieds pulled onto the track and showed how it gets better with three and four wide racing the norm outside the top five a person didn’t know what to watch. Up front Josh Angst got the early lead with Nate Wasmund in second. Cory Mahder and Brandon Davis raced for fourth behind Damon Haslip in third. With three down Mahder moved up to race Haslip for the third spot. Mahder took the spot on lap six and quickly caught up to Wasmund and battled him for second. Mahder took second on lap nine as Angst was checking out on the field up front. Davis and Wasmund now raced for the third spot, Davis took third on lap thirteen while Angst started into lap traffic. A restart on lap fifteen saw Mahder, Angst and Davis tight up front. Another caution on lap nineteen saw Mahder with the slight edge. Davis was in third while Bob Timm bull rushed through a pack of cars to take over fifth behind Jason Cummins who moved into fourth on the restart. Angst and Davis had a good race to the checkers side by side for the final three laps. Mahder took home the win ahead of Angst, Davis, Cummins and Timm. Heat races were won by Angst, Timm and Alan Wagner.

The racing season is rapidly winding down as next week will see the crowning of the point champions for the 2014 racing season.

Dash to the Ethanol Cup heats up,fifteen drivers after $5,000!

August 18th, 2014

Only two races left before the Minnesota Corn Growers crown the first ever Ethanol Cup Champion.

SPRING VALLEY, MN – The Dash to the Ethanol Cup kicked off last weekend as the top 15 drivers were locked in for the three week championship run.

Cole Queensland holds a slim 4 point advantage in his #20 USRA B-Mod over Mike Blowers, driver of the #34 WISSOTA Street Stock. Both drivers have their eye on the $1,000 top prize but they better not forget about Jeff Brauer, driver of the #34 WISSOTA Super Stock who is only 9 points out of the top stop.

Overall the top ten drivers are within 32 points and at this point, anything can happen.

Drivers in any class who used a minimum 15% ethanol in their cars for the first 13 races of the season were eligible to compete in the Ethanol Cup. The top 15 drivers were then locked in for a final three-race “Dash to the Ethanol Cup” which is set to pay out $5,000 to the top

10 drivers in the final standings. The final Dash for the Cup event will be held on Aug. 23

This program was designed as an opportunity for Minnesota corn farmers to connect with consumers about the benefits of clean, renewable and homegrown ethanol.

Points are awarded during the feature race only. Drivers will receive points for their finish position along with bonus point for passing cars and class car counts. The champion will be crowned at the annual banquet in November and receive a check for $1000, 2nd 850, 3rd 700, 4th 600, 5th 500, 6th 400, 7th 275, 8th 250, 9th 225, 10th 200.

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Race of Champions Qualifier This Week at The Creek

August 16th, 2014

The feature winners of each WISSOTA division this week will be locked into the Race of Champions at the annual WISSOTA 100

SPRING VALLEY, MN – Wagner Trucking out of Orchard, IA has set the stage for one of the most action packed events of the season. With only two races left in the 2014 track points title chase the action is sure to heat up.

Track point titles won’t be the only thing drivers are after this weekend as this event has been slated as the Race of Champions Qualifier. The winner of the WISSOTA Super Stock, WISSOTA Midwest Modified and WISSOTA Street Stock divisions will be locked into the Race of Champions during the annual WISSOTA 100.

Fifteen drivers will have the hammer down and their eyes on the $5,000 prize as this week marks night #2 of the three week Dash for the Ethanol Cup. Cole Queensland holds a slim 4 point advantage in his #20 USRA B-Mod over Mike Blowers, driver of the #34 WISSOTA Street Stock. Both drivers have their eye on the top prize but they better not forget about Jeff Brauer, driver of the #34 WISSOTA Super Stock who is only 9 points out of the top stop.

The small stars and their cars will start the day off as the Truck Country Slingshots hit the Button Buck Speedway shortly after their 2:30 pit meeting. The Pee-Wee division feature event will be held under the lights of the big show later in the evening.

The Driver Pit Crew Challenge will highlight the Kids Club event at 4:30 and kids are urged to get their early for the ever popular face painting.

Ticket Info:
Kids 12 & under are FREE! Adults $12

Pit Passes:
Kids 12 & under $15. Adults $25
Schedule of Events
2:00 Pit Gate Opens
2:30 Truck Country Slingshot Pit Meeting followed by racing on Button Buck Speedway.
3:30 Driver entry opens for Deer Creek Speedway drivers.
5:30 Draw cut off followed by hot laps.
5:45 Pit Meeting
6:00 GREEN FLAG!

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Duellman Adds Name to First Time Winners at “The Creek”

August 14th, 2014

Spring Valley MN-A perfect night for racing, with a very good August crowd on hand to see the return of action at Deer Creek Speedway after a week off. On hand were the local school Mascots with silent auctions and raffles going on to help raise money for local schools.

Jacob Toepper brought the field in slow for the start of the Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature event with Harlan Morehart on his outside. Exiting turn two Jacob Bleess drove through the middle of a four wide battle for fifth. The first caution flew at the completion of lap one. Cory Crapser drove around Morehart to take over the lead on the restart with Dan Wheeler following through and taking over second. Bleess moved into the third spot on lap three as another caution flew over the field. Josh Crary had slowed and collected Dustin Scott and Andrew Bleess. Bleess was able to continue while Scott pulled into the pits and returned as the cars took the green flag. Crapser led on the restart with Wheeler in second. Jacob Bleess and Jason Born battled for the third spot. Another restart on lap five saw Born take over the third spot and Toepper worked back into the top five. A final restart on lap ten saw Crapser again leading, Wheeler in second with Jacob Bleess back into the third spot ahead of Born. On lap fifteen Scott made it back inside the top five as he took the spot away from Toepper. Heat races were won by Crary, Crapser and Scott.

The Six Two Graphics WISSOTA Street Stock feature pulled onto the track next with Bernie Adams jumping into the early lead. The first caution flew at the completion of lap one. On the restart Adams led with Nick Schwebach, Troy Voth and Noah Grinstead three wide for the second spot. Mike Blowers moved to the top side of the speedway and flew around the battle to take over the second spot on lap three. Grinstead followed Blowers line and took control of third early in the race. On lap six Blowers moved past Adams to take over the lead. Schwebach moved into the third spot. With ten down Schwebach started to pressure Adams for the second spot. Up front Blowers was slowly pulling away from the field. Schwebach moved past Adams on lap seventeen with Grinstead following through into the third spot. At the finish it was Blowers, Schwebach, Grinstead, Adams and Troy Voth in the top five. Heat races were won by Blowers and Schwebach.

The Elma Performance and Fabricating USRA B-Modifieds pulled onto the track for their feature event. A complete restart was needed to get the first lap completed with Jacob Bleess jumping into the early lead. Trevor Fecht was in second early with Brandon Hare in third. Another caution on lap four bunched the field up with Bleess and Fecht resuming their spots but Cory Crapser jumped into the third spot while Erik Kanz battled with hare for the fourth spot. Another caution on lap eight saw Crapser take over the second spot behind Bleess. Kanz moved into the fourth spot with Hare in fifth. Cole Queensland took fifth away from Kanz on lap twelve while another restart on lap fourteen changed the order once again. On the restart Queensland took advantage of the higher groove and moved into the third spot behind Bleess and Crapser. At the finish it was Bleess with the win followed by Crapser, Queensland, Kanz and Fecht. Heat races were won by Tanner Johnston, Bleess and Charlie Steinberg.

Brandon Duellman used his front row starting spot to his advantage taking the lead on the drop of the green for the Wagner Trucking WISSOTA Super Stocks. Matt Olson and Dave Solum battled for second ahead of Dan Gullikson. A caution after one lap saw Duellman again leading with Gullikson moving into second. Olson sat in third with Jon Duffy and Gary Wiersgalla battling for fourth. Wiersgalla took the spot with Brian Fetting now trying to move around Wiersgalla for the spot. The two continued to battle for the spot until the caution flew on lap twelve. On the restart Duellman continued strong up front with Gullikson in second. Gullikson had a little issue on lap thirteen allowing Fetting to take over the second spot. Jeff Brauer was back inside the top five after restarting tail of the field early on. Brauer was all over Gullikson for the third spot. Anther caution flew on lap fifteen with Duellman leading. Brauer and Fetting now battled for the second spot each holding the edge on different parts of the track. At the finish it was Duellman with his first ever WISSOTA Super Stock win followed by Fetting, Brauer, Gullikson and Solumwho put a late race pass on Wiersgalla for the fifth spot. Heat races were won by Gullikson and Wiersgalla.

The final race of the night was the NAPA AutoCare USRA Modified feature. Brandon Davis used his front row starting spot to jump out front. Josh Angst was in second with Jason Schlangen in third. Schlangen put pressure on Angst through the early part of the race while Jason Cummins sat in fourth. With five down the caution flew. On the restart Davis pulled out front while Cummins shot around the outside into the second spot. Angst and Brad Waits were now side by side for third with Lucas Schott working past Schlangen for the fifth spot. With ten down Waits finally got past Angst for the third spot, while Schlangen and Schott continued to battle for fifth. A look through the field saw Twentieth starter Clayton Wagamon working hard and had moved inside the top ten running lower on the speedway than anyone. A final caution made a green white checker dash for the finish. Cummins, Waits and Angst battle hard for the second spot as Davis pulled away again for the win. Cummins, Angst, Waits and Schlangen rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Bob Timm, Schott and Nate Wasmund.

Racing action resumes next Saturday with action in all five classes at the speedway. Start time of 6:00 with the slingshots in action starting at 3:00.

Class of 2014: The Hunt for the USMTS Caseys National Championship begins Aug. 1 in Batesville

July 31st, 2014

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa–After 50 grueling nights of dirt track racing, the regular season concluded this past weekend at the World Modified Dirt Track Championship, and now the playoffs begin with the rugged road warriors of the United States Modified Touring Series embarking on their annual crusade in pursuit of the most lucrative title in all of dirt modified racing.

The Hunt for the USMTS Caseys National Championship powered by Swan Energy will begin on Friday, Aug. 1, at the Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Ark. The following day, action moves to the Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Mo., before wrapping up the tripleheader opening weekend at the Monett Speedway in Monett, Mo., on Sunday, Aug. 3.

When the checkered flag drops on opening night of the Featherlite Fall Jamboree on Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., the tireless touring titans will have 20 more races under their belts and the USMTS will crown its 16th national champion.

Thirty-five drivers have earned a chance at becoming the 2014 USMTS National Champion by virtue of finishing in the top 15 in points and/or having perfect attendance in one of four regions. Each of the 35 drivers qualified for The Hunt have a legitimate shot to pocket the $20,000 prize that goes with being the champion of the dirt modified world.

Any driver can enter, compete and possibly win a USMTS event during The Hunt but just one of 35 names will be embellished on the 2014 USMTS National Champion trophy.

With 11 wins and two regional championships to his credit this season, Stormy Scott comes into the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s National Championship atop the rankings for the second time in three years. Last year his twin brother, Johnny Scott, held the top spot coming into the championship chase but neither has yet to seal the deal.

Johnny Scott sits third this time around behind Daniel Hilsabeck, and one spot ahead of defending USMTS nation champion Rodney Sanders, who captured this years Major League Bowhunter Central Region presented by Day Motor Sports and is arguably the hottest driver on the planet right now with six straight USMTS victories to date and 15 overall during the 2014 campaign including the $10,000-to-win King of America IV in March.

Kelly Shryock is fifth in the standings—just 13 points behind Stormy Scott and is seeking his tenth USMTS national Championship. Dereck Ramirez is sixth, Bryan Rowland is seventh and Farm Boy BBQ Sauce Northern Region champ Zack VanderBeek is eighth. Joe Big Daddy Duvall and Rookie of the Year contender Jake Gallardo round out the top 10.

The 2014 Hunt for the USMTS Caseys National Championship powered by Swan Energy will award $20,000 to the champion, and any driver competing in all events is guaranteed a minimum of $1,000 from the year-end points fund. By virtue of winning two regional championships, Stormy Scott is eligible for a $20,000 bonus if he can become the 2014 USMTS National Champion which, including his two regional titles, would bring his season-long points fund earnings to more than $50,000.

While the drivers participating in The Hunt will be grappling for their piece of more than $80,000 in year-end points fund cash and thousands in contingency awards, all entrants will lock horns on a nightly basis for at least $3,000 to win and more than $400,000 in prize money up for grabs during the 20-race campaign.

Proving that any driver who qualifies for The Hunt is capable of winning the title, Jason Krohn captured the 2007 title after entering the first event with just seven points and ranked 18th in the standings. He became just the second driver to wear the USMTS crown, dethroning Kelly Shryock who had captured all eight previous titles.

Similarly, Tim Donlinger found himself outside of the top-10 after the first two races of the 2008 championship crusade. He won the third event, but was only seventh in the rankings with 11 races to go. He went on to upset Shryock for the 2008 title, sealing the deal with a thrilling victory on the final night of the Featherlite Fall Jamboree.

Despite winning just two races all season, Shryock went on to claim his ninth USMTS National Championship in 2009 by just 33 points, beating an 18-year-old up-and-comer named Ryan Gustin.

Jason Hughes finally secured his first USMTS National Championship in 2010 while
Gustin settled for runner-up honors again, but The Reaper roared back in 2011 to claim his first title, and then did it again in 2012 to join Shryock as the only other multi-time champion.

HOW THEY GOT HERE: At each of the USMTS Caseys Cup Series regional events, drivers earned points toward the regional championship. The champion of each region received 20 points to begin The Hunt with second-place getting 19 points and so on back to the 15th-place finisher who got 6 points. All drivers with perfect attendance in the region regardless of where they finished also received 10 points toward their base points for The Hunt. From here on out, the traditional USMTS points system is used for each event in the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys National Championship.

USMTS POINTS SYSTEM: “A” Main Finish – 1. 100 points, 2. 95 points, 3. 91 points, 4. 87 points, 5. 84 points, 6. 81 points, 7. 78 points, 8. 76 points, 9. 74 points, 10. 72 points, 11. 70 points, 12. 68 points, 13. 66 points, 14. 64 points, 15. 62 points, 16. 60 points, 17. 58 points, 18. 56 points, 19. 55 points, 20. 54 points, 21. 53 points, 22. 52 points, 23. 51 points; all other A Main starters earn 50 points while non-qualifiers get 45 points each. In addition, each driver who leads at least one “A” Main lap earns 1 point and the driver leading the most A Main laps earns another 2 points.

CASEY’S CREW: John Allen, Daniel Hilsabeck and Kelly Shryock will represent Caseys General Stores and their affiliated brands during each race of The Hunt in 2014.

All three members of the Caseys Crew will have unique graphics for their USMTS Modifieds, snazzy new branded driving suits, autograph cards and more. Plus, each driver will be making appearances at local Casey’s General Stores locations at various events.

Allen will be driving the #98 GRT Chassis with sponsorship from Sour Patch Kids and Oreos. Hilsabeck will represent AMP Energy Drinks with his #22D Hughes Chassis and Shryocks familiar #3 Skyrocket Chassis will be carrying the Snickers logo and colors.

Be sure to stop by a Caseys General Store location before and after the races for all your supplies and needs, and remember to get your $2-off admission coupons available on race day at most events during The Hunt. Check out www.caseys.com for more information or to find the location nearest you.

TOP DOG BONUS: Beginning with Fridays kick-off at the Batesville Motor Speedway, all drivers ranked among the top-10 points in are guaranteed a minimum of $400 in earnings at each event. Each driver must maintain perfect attendance during the campaign to remain eligible.

PROVISIONALS: All drivers in The Hunt are guaranteed two provisionals for the first ten (10) races with one additional provisional added after the tenth event.

Celebrating its 16th season in 2014, the United States Modified Touring Series is the fastest-growing and most popular dirt modified series in the world. Attracting the most talented and professional drivers in North America, the fan-friendly format and exciting show creates an enthusiastic and loyal fan base, and the USMTS routinely competes in front of capacity crowds. When it comes to a touring series that features the Best of the Best in dirt modified racing, the USMTS has no equal.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv

Rodney Sanders Red Tail Tackle World Champion

July 30th, 2014

Spring Valley MN–Last week it was announced that the winners check for the USRA Modified portion of the Red Tail Tackle World Modified Championship was changing from $15,000 to $17,000 thanks to Randy and Patty Eastvold of Red Tail Tackle. They also added $500 for the second through fifth spot in the feature event. Tonight Randy and Patty’s dog Angel added an additional $3,000 to the winners check making it $20,000 to win for the champion. Also have to give proper thanks to other great sponsors of the event, Randy Norby, Dakota Bumpers and also thanks to Hyland Motors and Ziegler Cat for all the equipment to make the week successful.

The first feature of the night on the speedway was the WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature. Jayme Hiller jumped out front at the drop of the green. Dustin Scott sat in second while Josh Crary and Jared Boumeester battled for third. Boumeester took the spot on lap four while Cory Crapser and Dan Wheeler battled for the fifth spot. Scott took control of the race on lap five before the first caution of the event flew. On the restart Scott, Crapser and Boumeester were three wide for the lead. Crapser took over control of the race at this point with Scott in second. Crapser continued to hold off challenges from Scott until lap thirteen when he started to pull out front. Travis Saurer Boumeester and Jacob Bleess had the best race going on over the last five laps. Saurer took control of the third spot as the white flew over the field. At the finish it was Crapser with the win, Scott, Saurer, Boumeester and Bleess rounded out the top five. Bleess also took home the NFG Hard Charger after starting fourteenth on the field.

After all the Qualifying rounds, the last chance qualifiers and the “C” & “B” feature events the field was set for the three wide 27 car starting field. Craig Thatcher was top point getter and started on the pole for the feature. Thatcher led out of two with Brent Larson taking the second spot and Rodney Sanders in third. Terry Phillips and Thomas Tillison Jr. battled for fourth while Larson pressured Thatcher up front. Larson took the lead and on lap ten Sanders moved past Thatcher and started to pressure Larson for that spot. Sanders took control of the spot and set the pace for the feature. On lap seventeen Brandon Davis started to pressure Thatcher for the third spot Davis and Thatcher had the show through the early stages while right behind them Zach VanderBeek, Jason Hughes and Thomas Tillison Jr. were racing for sixth. On lap thirty Davis took over third while Hughes moved into fifth. Davis then pressured Larson for the second spot and took it while Hughes also continued to charge towards the front. Hughes moved into fourth on lap thirty two and on lap thirty five was all over Larson for the third spot. The first caution flew on lap thirty eight with Sanders leading at the drop of the green. Hughes jumped past Davis to take over the second spot. Zack VanderBeek and Thatcher battled for the fourth spot. Phillips who had dropped outside the top five decided around lap forty it was time to start his move. He went towards the topside of the track and moved into fifth. On lap forty seven he moved past VanderBeek for the fourth spot. Unfortunately everyone behind Phillips started to follow him and the track slowly started to clean off in this preferred line. On lap fifty three Phillips was really moving and worked past Davis for the third spot. Up front Hughes was keeping pace with Sanders and making sure he knew if he made a mistake he was there. The long stretch of green flag laps ended on lap eighty six. By that time the preferred line started to take some rubber and it would be difficult to make a pass at this point. Jason Krohn jumped inside the top five and on lap ninety three moved past Davis for the fourth spot. At the finish it was Sanders taking home the globe and trophy. Hughes, Phillips, Krohn and Davis rounded out the top five. Krohn was awarded the Hard Charger Money from NFG after starting eighteenth

Thatcher Tops Qualifying for Night #2 of WMDTC

July 30th, 2014

Spring Valley MN–Night number two saw a drizzle fall over the speedway and during an extended caution in the Modified feature the heavier rain fell causing the mod feature to be ran on Saturday. The first feature to hit the track though was the Six Two Graphics WISSOTA Street Stocks. With an added $200 to the feature winner from an anonymous donor it was a hard fought battle. Fred Prudoehl took to the early lead with Shaun Mann and Derek Ludington battling for the second spot. The first caution flew on lap six and on the restart Prudoehl continued to lead with Ludington and Mann resuming their battle. Nick Schwebach and Mike Blowers battled for the fourth spot. With eight complete Mann started to work on Prudoehl until a caution flew on lap nine. On the restart Blowers joined Mann and Prudoehl in the race for the top spot. Mann took the spot with Schwebach joining Blowers in the race for second. Schwebach took over the second spot with Blowers and Mann battling until Blowers took the lead on lap fifteen. Schwebach raced with Mann for the second spot on lap sixteen until Mann suddenly slowed and pulled off the track. As the white waved Schwebach had a good run and ran side by side with Blowers. Blowers had a better run off turn four taking home the win by two feet. Blowers also took home the NFG Hard Charger award after starting seventh. Schwebach, Noah Grinstead, Tony Shaner and Prudoehl rounded out the top five.

Randy and Patty Eastvold of Red Tail Tackle added $500 to the winner’s check for tonight’s feature event in the Iron Man USRA B-Modifieds. Deer Creek’s anonymous donor program put up an extra $200 to the second place driver and $100 to the third place driver. Ben Anderson used his pole position to jump out to the early lead. Cory Crapser sat in second while Scott Demmer ran in third early on. Cole Queensland and Tyler Creely were battling for the fourth spot. With five down Queensland sat in fourth while Anderson was checking out over the field. On lap ten Queensland moved past Demmer for the third spot. On lap fourteen Anderson caught lapped traffic allowing Crapser to catch up to him as he negotiated the slower traffic. A caution flew on lap sixteen and on the restart Queensland powered by Crapser to take the lead. Dustin Sorensen slid between Alex Williamson and Jacob Bleess to take over the fourth spot. At the Finish it was Anderson with the win followed by Queensland, Crapser, Sorensen and Williamson. Sorensen received the NFG Hard Charger award for passing 10 cars.

After completing three laps tonight the remaining laps were ran on Saturday afternoon before the start of the alphabet soup races. Craig Thatcher led from the start with Jordan Grabouski in second. Thomas Tillison Jr., Brent Larson and Lucas Schott rounded out the top five early on. Three quick cautions saw Tillison Jr. work into second on lap six restart with Larson working into the third spot right behind him. Jason Cummins worked past Schott for fifth on lap twelve. With twenty laps completed another caution flew. On the restart Thatcher led with Larson taking over the second spot. Cummins moved to the top side and took over the fourth spot as Stormy Scott and Grabouski raced for the fifth spot. With twenty three down Cummins moved past Tillison Jr. for the third spot while Scott moved into the fifth spot. Brad Diercks moved into the fifth spot as he worked past Scott on lap twenty six. Cummins moved into third as the white flew over the field. At the finish it was Thatcher with the win, Larson, Cummins, Tillison Jr., and Diercks rounded out the top five. Kelly Shryock received the NFG hard Charger awrd.

Red Tail Tackle Night Number One of WMDTC goes to Sanders

July 30th, 2014

Spring Valley MN–The opening night saw perfect conditions for racing with the Wagner Trucking WISSOTA Super Stocks pulling onto the speedway first for their feature event. Matt Olson jumped out to the early lead with Tommy Richards following into second on the opening lap. Jeff Brauer moved up the track and found a great run moving past AJ Hoff to take over the third spot before the first caution of the event. ON the restart Brauer and Olson were side by side for the lead. Brauer took the spot and on lap six Richards moved into the second spot as another caution flew over the speedway. On the restart Brauer continued to lead followed closely by Richards and Olson. Brian Fetting, Gary Wiersgalla and Jon Duffy battled for the fourth spot with Fetting taking the spot on lap eight. Another caution flew on lap eleven with Brauer again leading but Richards hung close, Wiersgalla and Olson battled for third. Olson held onto the third spot while Wiersgalla was now joined by Duffy. The two traded spots until lap fifteen when Duffy took over fourth. On lap sixteen Richards caught his bread and moved under Brauer for the lead. Richards held onto the lead to the finish ahead of Brauer, Olson, Duffy and Dan Nissalke. Phil Kendrick took home the National Fleet Graphics $250.00 Hard Charger award finishing seventh after starting fifteenth.

The next feature on tap was the USRA Iron Man Stock Car Feature with Shawn Peter, Andy Altenburg and Tom Schmitt running three wide for the lead out of turn two. Schmitt ended up with the lead followed closely by Altenburg. Lynn Panos started working forward and with five down took over the third spot and quickly moved past Altenburg for the second spot. Peter and Todd Staley were locked in a battle for the fifth spot and then Staley worked into the fourth spot. With eight down Staley had worked into the second spot while Peter and Altenburg raced for third. With ten down Panos who had slipped outside of the top five now started to charge forward and took over the fifth spot. With twelve down Staley and Altenburg made contact with Staley ending up with a flat and bringing out the caution. On the restart Schmitt led but Panos was close behind in second. Another late restart saw Panos take over the top spot as Schmitt had a tire going down. At the finish it was Panos with the win, Mitch Hovden made a late charge and finished second. Peter, Schmitt and Shay Curtin rounded out the top five. Kevin Donlan took home the NFG hard charger award after starting nineteenth and finishing seventh.

The final feature of the night was the Qualifying feature for the 100 lap $17,000 to win feature on Saturday. After all preliminaries the 32 car 30 lap feature was set. Johnny Scott jumped out to the early lead with Terry Phillips quickly moving into second. A caution flew with two down with Scott leading on the restart. Phillips held onto second with Tommy Myer moving into the third spot. On lap six Rodney Sanders moved past Myer for the third spot with great racing through the field. Myer now was in a three car battle with Austin Siebert and Zack VanderBeek for the fourth spot, Siebert dropped back as Myer and VanderBeek continued their battle. VanderBeek took the spot on lap nine while the racing up front started to heat up. Sanders was pressuring Phillips while Phillips was showing his nose to Scott. Phillips led lap fifteen and sixteen by inches. By lap eighteen Phillips held the lead but Sanders was now working past Scott for second. By lap twenty one Brandon Davis, VanderBeek and Siebert were three wide for the fourth spot. Davis took the spot and then on lap twenty three Sanders moved past Phillips for the top spot while Davis took over third. VanderBeek moved past Scott on lap twenty five for the fourth spot while Davis took over second on lap twenty seven. At the finish it was Sanders taking home the win. Davis, Phillips, VanderBeek and Jason Hughes rounded out the top five. Stormy Scott passed 16 cars enroute to the NFG hard Charger award.

Sanders adds World Modified Dirt Track Championship title to rapidly-expanding résumé

July 29th, 2014

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. –In the highly-competitive sport of dirt modified racing, Rodney Sanders earned the title of King of America just four short months ago, and now the 24-year-old from Happy, Texas, is the King of the World.

Saturday night at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., Sanders rocketed into the lead on lap 10, and then rolled in victory lane 90 laps later as the winner of the 4th Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Red Tail Tackle.

Not only did he pad his checkbook to the tune of $20,000 for his efforts, he also extended his United States Modified Touring Series win streak to eight the second-most in the 16-year history of the USMTS, three short of Kelly Shryocks mark of 11 in a row.

While Sanders was already locked in to Saturday nights 100-lapper by virtue of his A Main win on Thursday, Craig Thatcher wired the field in the make-up A Main that was rain-delayed from Friday night and sat on the pole for the championship race.

The multi-time Wissota national champion grabbed the early lead with Brent Larson and Sanders following closely behind. A great three-car battle ensued with Larson snaring the top spot from Thatcher with seven laps complete, but Sanders disposed of Larson three laps later and took control.

Larson kept Sanders within striking distance until Brandon Davis claimed the second spot with 30 laps in the books. Jason Hughes followed into third on lap 37, and then the races first caution occurred one lap later when Jason Schlangens drive shaft wound up in the middle of turn 2.

Under caution, Larson ducked into the pits and was forced to restart at the tail of the field, leaving Davis Hughes, VanderBeek and Thatcher in the top 5. Back under Green, Hughes scooted around Davis and set his sights on Sanders while Terry Phillips passed Thatcher to move into the top 5.

While Sanders and Hughes broke away from the pack over the next 20 laps, Phillips worked his way into the third spot and slowly closed the gap between himself and the lead duo.

With the leaders slicing and dicing through heavy lapped traffic, the races second and final yellow flag waved with 14 laps to go when Larson again had mechanical woes and slowed at the top of turn 1.

Hughes applied pressure to Sanders after the restart, and got underneath the defending USMTS national champion briefly on lap 94, but Sanders seemed able to find yet another gear and never saw the nose of Hughess machine again.

While Sanders claimed his second crown jewel event of the year he pocketed $15,000 for winning the King of America IV in March at the Humboldt (Kan.) Speedway it was also his 16th win of the 2014 campaign and 35th of his USMTS career. Hughes, who won last years WMDTC, had to settle for the runner-up finish with Phillips hanging on for a third-place finish.

Jason Krohn, who started 18th after advancing from the B Main, finished fourth and earned the National Fleet Graphics Hard Charger Award.

Davis was fifth, VanderBeek wound up sixth, Thatcher took seventh, Jordan Grabouski finished in the eighth spot, Stormy Scott was ninth and Austin Siebert finished where he started in tenth.

Up next is the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s National Championship which kicks off Friday, Aug. 1, at the Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Ark. The series then moves to the Springfield (Mo.) Raceway on Saturday, Aug. 1, and wraps up the weekend at the Monett (Mo.) Speedway on Sunday, Aug. 3, with another $3,000-to-win event.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Anderson’s first start nets first win in Iron Man Challenge B-Mod battle at Deer Creek Speedway

July 28th, 2014

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.–Ben Anderson of Goodview, Minn., parlayed a pole position start into his first Iron Man Challenge USRA B-Mod victory of the season Friday night at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn.

Making his first series start of the 2014 campaign, Anderson remained faithful to the high line for the duration of the race and was fending off intense pressure from defending Iron Man Challenge champ Cory Crapser in heavy lapped traffic when the yellow flag waved with just three laps remaining.

On the restart, Cole Queensland used the low line to sneak in front of Crapser and claim the second spot, but nobody was able to run down Anderson as he sailed away to pick up an $1,100 paycheck, including a $500 bonus from event sponsor Red Tail Tackle.

Crapser held on for third and young Dustin Sorensen finished fourth after starting 14th in the 20-lapper. His efforts earned him a $250 from National Fleet Graphics as the hard charger of the race.

Alex Williamson was fifth. Jacob Bleess, Jon Van Minsel, Travis Saurer, points leader Dan Wheeler and Jerry Young rounded out the top 10 finishers.

The Iron Man Challenge will be back in action with both USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods at the Fayette County Speedway in West Union, Iowa, on Wednesday, July 30.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv.

With Thatcher leading, rain cuts short second round of World Modified Dirt Track Championship

July 28th, 2014

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.-After 223 laps or intense racing in three classes Saturday, Mother Nature seemed to decide that everybody was having more fun than they deserve and forced Deer Creek Speedway officials to postpone the night’s final 27 laps until Saturday at the 4th Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Red Tail Tackle.

Drizzle began peppering the high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval during the B Mains, and three laps were in the books for the co-sanctioned USMTS/USRA Modified A Main Qualifier when a crash requiring a lengthy clean-up session brought the field to halt.

With no tires rolling over the racing surface, the rain began to soften the surface and had no signs of slowing down. After about a 30-minute hold-out, officials
decided to postpone the remainder of the race until the start of Saturday’s program.

Craig Thatcher will pick up as the leader of the race when the green flag returns. The race will be run following Wissota Midwest Mod heat races. Six more drivers will be locked into Saturday’s championship finale by the end of the race with the remainder of the field filling spots in a series of alphabet soup main events.

With 12 drivers locked in, 14 additional drivers will qualify from Saturdays B Main into the 100-lap A Main, and one additional driver will sneak into the field via the annual fan auction prior to the race to create a 27-car starting field.

Thursday nights winner, Rodney Sanders is guaranteed to either start on the pole or in the middle of the front row for Saturday’s championship feature. If Thatcher or Jordan Grabouski, who will follow Thatcher to the green flag Saturday afternoon, can win the make-up A Main Qualifier, that driver will be on the pole. If anybody else wins, Sanders sets the pace for the finale.

And thanks to Red Tail Tackle the presenting sponsor of the event the winners share of the purse is now at least $20,000.

Spectator gates swing open at 4 p.m. and the first heat race gets the green flag at 6:45. Tickets are $30, kids are $10 and pits are $40.

For race fans unable to attend the 4th Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Red Tail Tackle, every lap of every class will be broadcast via
pay-per-view by RacinDirt. Visit www.racindirt.com today to order your three-day package and save.

The Deer Creek Speedway sits on 60 acres of scenic rural rolling hills with one of Americas most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and a busy modern
campground. The 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval is located 11.3 miles south of I-90 (exit 209) on US 63 (0.7 mile north of SR 16) in Spring Valley, Minn. For more info, call toll-free 877-327-7223 or 507-346-2342 on race day or visit www.deercreekspeedway.com online.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv.

Panos claims Iron Man USRA Stock Car checkers at Deer Creek Speedway

July 27th, 2014

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.–USRA Stock Cars shared the spotlight Thursday night at the Deer Creek Speedway as the Iron Man Challenge joined the co-sanctioned USMTS/USRA Modifieds for opening night of the 4th Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Red Tail Tackle.

A wild 20-lap main event that saw drivers jockeying for positions throughout the tightly-bunched field ended with Lynn Panos holding off last years series champ Mitch Hovden for his first Iron Man victory of the 2014 campaign. Tom Schmitt, who added an Iron Man title to his résumé in 2012 to go along with his pair of USRA Stock Car national championships, took the lead at the onset from the outside of the front row from polesitter Andy Altenburg.

While Schmitt settled in to a rhythm up front, the action was intense behind the leader with drivers challenging the high-banked clay oval three and, sometimes, four wide. USMTS boss Todd Staley started tenth but found himself in second and chasing Schmitt near the halfway point of the race. After a quick caution, contact with another car left Staleys left rear tire flat and his chance at his first USRA Stock Car win evaporated.

Shortly thereafter, Panos came charging to the front. He snuck by Schmitt with five laps to go and then cruised the rest of the way to the finish line to pocket the $750 top prize. Shawn Peter followed Hovden beneath the checkered flags to finish third while Schmitt faded to fourth in the closing laps. Shay Curtin, Steve Jackson, 19th-starting Kevin Donlan, Ned Kalis, Brian Webb and Danny Sacquitne rounded out the top 10.

The Iron Man Challenge will be back in action on Friday with the USRA B-Mods taking center stage along with the co-sanctioned USMTS/USRA Modifieds as part of night #2 of the 4th Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Red Tail Tackle.

Both USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods will be at the Fayette County Speedway in West Union, Iowa, on Wednesday, July 30.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing
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Sanders conquers opening night of World Modified Dirt Track Championship

July 26th, 2014

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. Rodney Sanderss dream season and the nightmare for his competition continued Thursday as he topped the field on opening night of the 4th Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Red Tail Tackle at the Deer Creek Speedway.

The 24-year-old from Happy, Texas, won his heat race and then used lapped traffic late in the 20-lap A Main Qualifier to overtake Terry Phillips and sail away to a six-car-length victory. Johnny Scott paced the first half of the main event but Phillips, and then Sanders, joined the battle at the front as the top three used every inch of the high-banked clay oval to find the fastest way around and through lapped traffic.

As has been the case during Sanderss six-race United States Modified Touring Series win streak, The Rocket seemed to get better as the race wore on and took control with six laps remaining in the 30-lapper.

Former track champion and 2012 USRA Modified national champion Brand Davis came on strong late in the race and snuck by Phillips for the runner-up spot but was unable to track down the defending USMTS national champion. Phillips wound up third while Zack VanderBeek came home in fourth and Jason Hughes, who won this event one year ago, rounded out the top five. Scott held on for sixth, Austin Siebert was seventh, Tommy Myer took the eighth spot, Joey Jensen nabbed ninth and Kelly Shryock completed the top 10.

Points were awarded for group time trials, heat race passing points, B Mains and A Main Qualifier. The top six drivers in overall points Sanders, Phillips, Davis, Hughes, Siebert and VanderBeek earned a berth in Saturdays $17,000-to-win, 100-lap A Main in one of the first 12 starting spots.

Action continues Friday with another round of qualifying, heat races, B Mains and an A Main Qualifier for the co-sanctioned USMTS/USRA Modifieds. Six more drivers will be locked into Saturdays championship finale by the end of the night.

Saturdays show will feature an alphabet soup of main events as drivers try to make their way into the big dance. Fourteen additional drivers will qualify from Saturdays B Main into the 100-lap A Main, and one additional driver will sneak into the field via the annual fan auction prior to the race to create a 27-car starting field.

The Iron Man Challenge for USRA B-Mods shares the spotlight on Friday, along with Wissota Street Stocks. Saturdays support class will be Wissota Midwest Mods.

Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. Friday with hot laps and time trials at 6:30, followed by racing at 7:15. On Saturday, spectator gates swing open at 4 p.m. and the first heat race gets the green flag at 6:45.

Friday ticket prices are $25 for adults, $10 for kids and pit passes are $35. On Saturday, adult tickets are $30, kids are $10 and pits are $40.

For race fans unable to attend the 4th Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Red Tail Tackle, every lap of every class all three nights will be broadcast via pay-per-view by RacinDirt. Visit www.racindirt.com today to order your three-day package and save.

The Deer Creek Speedway sits on 60 acres of scenic rural rolling hills with one of America’s most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and a busy modern campground. The 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval is located 11.3 miles south of I-90 (exit 209) on US 63 (0.7 mile north of SR 16) in Spring Valley, Minn. For more info, call toll-free 877-327-7223 or 507-346-2342 on race day or visit www.deercreekspeedway.com

World Modified Dirt Track Championship blasts off Thursday at Deer Creek Speedway

July 24th, 2014

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.–This Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 24-26, the best of the best dirt modified drivers on the planet converge on the Deer Creek Speedway
for the 4th running of the World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Red Tail Tackle.

In less just three years, the mega-event at the iconic high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval in Spring Valley, Minn., has solidified itself as the whos who marquee event for open-wheel dirt modified racing. This years blockbuster event will award no less than $17,000 to the winner and at least $1,500 to each of the main event starters in Saturday nights 100-lap finale.

Race fans will witness a complete program of co-sanctioned USMTS/USRA Modifieds each day, plus different support classes each night.

Thursday and Friday will feature qualifying, heat races, consolation races and an “A” Qualifier for the Modifieds. Qualifying will be done through group time trials with a green-white-checkered format. The top six qualifiers from each group will be inverted for their heat race. Heat races will take the top 12 in passing points to the “A” Main Qualifier with the remainder going to one of the “B” Mains.

The top six in overall points each night are locked into the first 12 starting spots of Saturday’s championship “A” Main.

Saturday’s show will feature an “alphabet soup” of main events as drivers try to make their way into the big dance. Fourteen additional drivers will qualify from Saturday’s “B” Main into the 100-lap “A” Main, and one additional driver will sneak into the field via the annual fan auction prior to the race to create a 27-car starting field.

Jason Hughes conquered last year’s 100-lapper while Ryan Gustin blistered the field in 2012 to take home a record $25,000 which included part of more than $30,000 in additional sponsorship money that was raised less than 24 hours before the final night. The inaugural event in 2011 went to Brad Waits of nearby Rochester, Minn., as he bested the toughest, most talent-laden field ever compiled while driving a used chassis he acquired one week prior to the show.

Joining the racing card on Thursday will be the Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA Stock Cars plus Wissota Super Stocks. The Iron Man Challenge for USRA B-Mods shares the spotlight on Friday, along with Wissota Street Stocks. Saturday’s support class will be Wissota Midwest Mods.

Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday with hot laps and time trials beginning at 6:30, followed by racing at 7:15. On Saturday, spectator gates swing open at 4 p.m. and the first heat race gets the green flag at 6:45. Thursday and Friday ticket prices are $25 for adults, $10 for kids and pit passes are $35. On Saturday, adult tickets are $30, kids are $10 and pits are $40. There will be an open practice for all drivers on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. Pit passes are $20 and admission to the grandstands is free.

Miner’s Outdoor & Rec will have golf carts available to rent for this year’s event. Rates for the weekend are $175 for a standard cart, $250 for a four-passenger cart and $400 for a six-passenger cart, tax included. A credit card and valid driver’s license is required for all golf cart rentals. Rental hours are Wednesday from 12-8 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the campground. Reservations may be made by calling or texting 507-440-3372.

For race fans unable to attend the 4th Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Red Tail Tackle, every lap of every class all three nights will be broadcast via pay-per-view by RacinDirt. Visit www.racindirt.com today to order your three-day package and save.

The Deer Creek Speedway sits on 60 acres of scenic rural rolling hills with one of America’s most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and a busy modern campground. The 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval is located 11.3 miles south of I-90 (exit 209) on US 63 (0.7 mile north of SR 16) in Spring Valley, Minn. For more info, call toll-free 877-327-7223 or 507-346-2342 on race day or visit www.deercreekspeedway.com online.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Tasseldega Nights Packs the Action

July 23rd, 2014

Spring Valley MN-Huge thank you to the Minnesota Corn Growers for their Tasseldega Nights promotion as a huge turnout of fans were on hand to take advantage of the free admission to the races. A special thanks to all of those organizations and businesses who were on hand to provide solutions and answer questions about corn production and ethanol production. Those on hand learned many facts about ethanol and corn production.

The first race of the night was the Six Two Graphics WISSOTA Street Stock Feature event. Fred Prudoehl and Kory Adams charged out of turn two trying to settle the
top spot. On the completion of lap one Prudoehl took the spot. Kyle King sat in third and pulled alongside of Adams for the second spot. Behind them Nick Schwebach and Mike Blowers battled for the fourth spot. With five down Schwebach dispatched Blowers and moved under King for the third spot. Schwebach and Adams made contact battling for second on lap six but both continued on. On lap seven Adams pulled alongside of Prudoehl for the lead. Adams took the spot with Schwebach following past Prudoehl into the second spot. Blowers and Jason Barber started a race for the third spot now that continued for the next five laps. A caution flew on lap fifteen and on the restart Adams and Schwebach battled for the top spot. As the two raced through three and four Schwebach’ s car slid up the track and Adams tried to find a little extra room up top but ran out of room scraping the outside wall and allowing Schwebach to pull away for the win. Heat races were won by Barber and King

The next feature on the track was the Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modified with a three wide race for the lead out of turn two we all knew it was going to be a good one. Bryan Hernandez came out of the battle with the top spot. Dustin Scott and Casey Trom raced for the second spot. Scott took control of that spot on lap two while Cory Crapser moved past Trom for the third spot. Josh Crary took over the fourth spot on lap four while Dan Wheeler, Jacob Bleess, Jared Boumeester and Andrew Bleess where four wide for sixth behind Trom. Boumeester took the spot them moved past Trom for the fifth spot. With ten down the action up front heated as Scott and Crapser battled for second and gained ground on Hernandez up front. Crapser, Hernandez and Scott were now three wide on lap eleven with contact made and a caution flew over the field with Scott restarting at the tail. Hernandez again took off into the lead and with fourteen laps down J. Bleess, Boumeester and Crary were three wide for the third spot while up front Crapser pulled alongside of Hernandez and took over the top spot. Boumeester took over the third spot and as the checkers were falling over the field he flew into turn four and slid up in front of Hernandez for the second spot. Hernandez was prepared and immediately cut back down and regained the second spot as they crossed the line. Crapser took home the win followed by Hernandez, Boumeester, Crary and J. Bleess. Jonathan Olmscheid started twenty first and finished sixth. Heat races were won by Wheeler, Hernandez and Boumeester.

Victory lane for the Wagner Trucking WISSOTA Super Stock feature lane was very emotionalafter a father son duo crossed the line one, two. Schatney Sanders jumper out to the early lead with Ed Sanders in second. Brian Fetting jumped into third after clearing Dave Solum on lap five. Jeff Brauer started to move towards the front and took third away from Fetting on lap seven. Gary Wiersgalla moved past Solum for the fifth spot on lap eight. Brauer started to put pressure on Ed Sanders at the halfway point but was unable to make a pass. On lap sixteen Fetting got around Brauer for the third spot but by lap eighteen Brauer worked back into the third spot. At the finish it was Schatney Sanders with the win followed by his dad Ed in second. Brauer, Fetting and Wiersgalla rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Wiersgalla and the old veteran Harlan Morehart who had the crowd cheering for him as he held off Brauer for the win.

Another huge field of 36 Elma Performance and Fabricating USRA b-Modifieds pulled into the pit area tonight. Shaun Walski and Kylie Kath took home the “B-Feature” wins. Ben Moudry and David Pitz paced the field for the feature event. Moudry took the early lead while they battled four wide for the fourth spot. Erik Kanz worked into second early on while the first caution flew on lap four. On the restart Kadden Kath and Kanz were side by side for the lead with Moudry now in third. Another caution flew on lap six. On the restart Kath took the lead while Moudry and Kanz battled for second. Kylie Kath moved into the third spot on lap nine. Jacob Bleess worked into the top five on lap ten and on lap eleven took over the fourth spot. Shaun Walski and Cory Crapser battled for the fifth spot as a final caution flew on lap fourteen. On the restart Kadden led with Bleess and Kylie Kath racing for the second spot. Cole Queensland and Kanz battled for the fourth spot as the laps wound down. At the finish it was Kadden Kath with his first ever feature win at the speedway ahead of Bleess, Kylie Kath, Queensland and Walski.

The final race of the night was the NAPA Auto Care USRA Modified feature event with Josh Angst jumping out to the early lead. Brandon Davis quickly moved past Joel Alberts for the second spot. Keith Foss and Lucas Schott rounded out the top five early on. Foss moved past Alberts for third on lap three with Schott and Alberts now racing for fourth. With five down Foss continued his charge forward moving around Davis for the second spot. Jason Cummins moved past Alberts to take over the fifth spot while Foss challenged Angst for the lead. Foss led lap eight while Schott and Davis battled for the third spot. Schott took the spot with Cummins moved past Davis for the fourth spot on lap eleven. Schott moved into second on lap thirteen. A caution flew on lap eighteen and on the restart Foss led while Davis made a strong move into the second spot. Brad Waits worked into the top five. With twenty two down Cummins moved into third as Schott started to slide back as the top side started to fade. With twenty two down Waits moved into the fourth spot and on the next lap shot under Cummins for the third spot. At the finish it was Foss with the win, Davis, Waits, Lance Hofer and Cummins rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Alberts, Dustin Scott, Davis and Waits.

Racing resumes next week with the Red Tail Tackle World Dirt Track Championship featuring USRA Modifieds racing Thursday, Friday and Saturday for the $15,000 first place check.

World of Outlaw Late Modes set to invade NAPA Auto Parts Gopher 50

July 12th, 2014

Every night’s a shootout when the World of Outlaw Late Model Series comes to town. Only one will take home the historic title and a possible $11,100 paycheck.

SPRING VALLEY, MN – The World of Outlaw Late Model Series will headline the 35th running of the annual NAPA Auto Parts Gopher 50 this Saturday night at Deer Creek Speedway. This legendary event has brought countless memories to fans across the country and this weekend history will yet again be made as someone will take home the title that so many have fought for, but so few have been able to achieve.

To carry on the tradition the USRA Modifieds will also be gearing up to do battle on the high banks of the recently resurfaced speed-plant. This year’s event will pay $2,000 to win and $200 to start and will be sanctioned under the United States Racing Association (USRA). ($75 entry fee. $100 tow money for non A-main qualifiers. Draw opens at 4:30, cut off is at 6:00. Car or driver must be present to draw in the modified division. Draw re-redraw race format)

The great folks at NAPA Auto Parts have yet again thrown some extra cash up for grabs for both classes competing! To qualify drivers simply have to display the famous NAPA Auto Parts logo on their car. Heat race winners will receive a $100 bonus and the feature winner in each division will take home an additional $1,000 if they are running the provided sticker.

The green flag is set to fly at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 12th at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, MN. Tickets will be available at the speedway on the day of the event but fans are urged to get there early to ensure they get a good seat. Adult grandstand tickets are $30, kids 12 & under are $15. Pit passes are $35 and can be purchased at the pit gate entrance.

Alltime ‘Gopher 50′ Late Model Event Winners (1980-81 at Chateau Speedway in Austin, Minn.; 1982-2004 at Steele County Fairgrounds in Owatanna, Minn.; 2005-present at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn.):
1980 – Leon Plank
1981 – Steve Kosiski
1982 – Steve Kosiski
1983 – Joe Kosiski
1984 – Willy Kraft
1985 – Leon Plank
1986 – Tom Steuding
1987 – Willy Kraft
1988 – Steve Kosiski
1989 – Billy Moyer
1990 – Scott Bloomquist
1991 – Rick Egersdorf
1992 – Bob Hill
1993 – Billy Moyer
1994 – Willy Kraft
1995 – Bill Frye
1996 – Billy Moyer
1997 – Rick Aukland
1998 – Jay Johnson
1999 – Scott Bloomquist
2000 – Billy Moyer
2001 – Billy Moyer
2002 – Shannon Babb
2003 – Scott Bloomquist
2004 – Brian Birkhofer
2005 – Darrell Lanigan (WoO LMS)
2006 – Rick Eckert (WoO LMS)
2007 – Chub Frank (WoO LMS)
2008 – Brian Birkhofer (WoO LMS)
2009 – Darrell Lanigan (WoO LMS)
2010 – Tim McCreadie (WoO LMS)
2011 – Josh Richards (WoO LMS)
2012 – Shane Clanton (WoO LMS)
2013 – Darrell Lanigan (WoO LMS)

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Two First Timers Visit Deer Creek Victory Lane

July 9th, 2014

Spring Valley MN-Happy Fourth of July weekend, racing action resumed without a threat of rain. The crew was busy over the last couple weeks adding some new clay to the surface in preparation for the busy upcoming racing action. A very fast racing surface greeted the fans and drivers.

After a quick blading to settle down the new clay the first feature on the track was the Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature. A four wide race for second going into one was just an indication of the action. Unfortunately turns three and four were not as kind on the start as an eight car incident brought out the first caution without completing lap one. On the restart, Jacob Bleess, Andrew Bleess and Cory Crapser were three wide for the lead. Crapser took the lead at the completion of lap one with Jacob Bleess in second. Mike Mehling took the third spot away from Andrew Bleess on lap two while Jared Boumeester and Josh Crary joined in the battle. Crapser continued to look strong up front but by lap nine got into lapped traffic. Crapser got held up with the first car allowing Bleess to gain ground but then the distance stabilized as they worked through the slower cars. A caution with fourteen down bunched up the field again. Crapser led with Bleess close in second. Crary, Mehling and Andrew Bleess were three wide for fourth again as Boumeester sat in third. A final caution setup a green/white/checker dash to the finish. Crapser led until the white flew over the field. Jacob moved to the high side coming to the white and pulled alongside at the stripe. Bleess continued with the momentum up top and crossed the checkers a car length in front of Crapser. Boumeester, Andrew Bleess and Crary rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Crary, Crapser and J. Bleess

The SixTwo Graphics WISSOTA Street Stocks had another great race with Troy Voth taking the early lead. Fred Prudoehl sat in second early on with Karl Hewitt Jr., in third. Hewitt Jr. moved into the second spot on lap three while Mike Blowers took over third. Blowers and Hewitt Jr. were side by side on lap five. They caught Voth on lap six and as they battled for the lead. Contact between the three saw Hewitt Jr. going to the tail. On the restart Voth led with Blowers in second and Danny Hanson in third. Blowers took over the top spot on lap seven. Hanson was all over Voth for the second spot as Blowers continued to pull slightly away. With six laps remaining Hanson took over the second spot. Nick Schwebach took over the third spot as Voth’s machine seemed to start slowing. As they came to the white Voth’s machine lost power down the back stretch. Blowers took home the win over Hanson, Schwebach, Kyle King and Noah Grinstead.

The Elma Performance and Fabricating USRA B-Modifieds had another great car count night. After the five heat races and the two B-Feature events the feature event rolled onto the track. Cole Queensland and Alex Williamson raced for the top spot on the start. Williamson held the slight edge while Miah Christenson and Brian Mahlstadt raced for the third spot. A caution on lap four bunched up the field with Cory Crapser making a strong move on the restart to take the second spot away from Queensland. Mahlstadt, Jacob Bleess and Trevor Fecht had a good race going for the fourth spot. Another caution bunched up the field on lap twelve but Williamson had the line on the night and pulled back out front. Queensland held off Crapser while Bleess moved into the fourth spot ahead of Fecht as they ran in this order to the checkers. Heat races were won by Mahlstadt, Queensland, Williamson, Bleess and Fecht. The “B features” were won by Brandon Hare and Kevin Joachim. The win was Williamsons first ever feature win at the speedway.

After Williamson’s first feature win at the speedway the Wagner Trucking WISSOTA Super Stocks put another first time winner into the record books. Matt Olson jumped into the early lead with Harlan Morehart and Dave Solum battling for second. Gary Wiersgalla moved up to make it a three car race on lap two and then took over the second spot. On lap three Jon Duffy took over the third spot with Jeff Brauer working into the fourth spot. With four completed Brauer took over the third spot as Wiersgalla moved past Olson for the top spot. Brauer quickly worked past Olson also to move into second and start to reel in Wiersgalla up front. Duffy moved into third on lap seven. A caution on lap thirteen bunched the field back up. Wiersgalla led on the restart with Brauer close in second. As the white flew over the field Brauer moved to the outside of Wiersgalla to see if he could get a run. He did down the back stretch and as the exited turn four it was neck and neck to the checkers. At the finish it was Wiersgalla with his first ever feature win by .005 seconds over Brauer. Duffy, Kevin Hager and Olson rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Duffy and Wiersgalla.

The final race of the night was the NAPA AutoCare USRA Modifieds. Paul Harlestad and Kelly Shryock battled for the lead early on. Lucas Schott quickly joined them up front. An early caution saw Schott move past Shryock for the lead on lap three. Steve Wetzstein sat in third with Jason Cummins and Brandon Davis rounding out the top five. Wetzstein and Shryock made contact on lap nine with Shryock also contacting the outside wall as Wetzstein slowed bringing out the caution. On the restart Schott led with Cummins and Shryock battling for second. Cummins takes over the spot while Brad Waits puts pressure on Shryock for the third spot. Waits took over the spot on lap fourteen while Eric Pember tried to work into the top five by taking the spot away from Brandon Davis. A caution on lap twenty two saw Schott hold onto the lead with Cummins in a close second. Waits sat in third while Davis and Shryock battled for fourth along with Pember. At the finish it was Schott with the win followed by Cummins, Waits, Davis and Shryock. Heat races were won by Shryock, Harlestad, Cummins and Davis.

Racing Action resumes next Saturday with the annual Napa Gopher 50 featuring the World of Outlaw Late Models. The USRA modifieds will be on hand as a support class to this highly anticipated show.

Ethanol appreciation program puts $4,000 up for grabs at The Creek

July 5th, 2014

The Fillmore County Corn Growers, Poet of Preston & Absolute Energy announce new program for Deer Creek Speedway drivers.

SPRING VALLEY, MN – The Fillmore County Corn Growers, Poet Ethanol Plant of Preston and Absolute Energy have teamed up to offer Deer Creek Speedway drivers an exciting opportunity worth $4,000.

This great group is extremely excited to see ethanol making its way into the racing world and wanted to offer this program to show their appreciation to the teams and their support of the ethanol industry.

The goal of this program is to offer an incentive to help teams cover some of the costs associated to switching over to ethanol. Teams not currently running ethanol still have time to become eligible for the program.

How does it work?

There are three items teams need to meet to be eligible.

1. 1. You must race at least twice at Deer Creek Speedway prior to July 19th. (No matter what ethanol content.)
2. 2. You must utilize at least 50% ethanol during the weeks of Aug. 9, Aug. 16 and Aug. 23.
3. 3. You must compete in at least 2 of the 3 dates listed above.

Deer Creek Speedway officials will have a strict tech program in place to ensure teams entered into the program are running the required percentages.

The $4000 will be handed out at the 2014 Deer Creek Speedway awards banquet this November in Rochester, MN. Those drivers who qualify for the three items mentioned above will be entered into a drawing and two lucky drivers will take home $500. The remaining $3,000 will be split up evenly among the rest of the eligible drivers.

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Mascot Night Returns to Deer Creek Speedway this Weekend

June 28th, 2014

Free grandstand admission to anyone wearing a Boy or Girl Scout uniform! Fundraising continues to help support local schools.

SPRING VALLEY, MN -The ever popular mascot night returns to The Creek this week. This special event will not only highlight some of the most talented drivers in the mid-west but a variety of activities to help support eleven local participating schools and some furry friends.

The day will kick off early in the afternoon as the little stars will climb into their cars shortly after their 2:30 pit meeting. The Truck Country Slingshots will then tackle the recently resurfaced banks of the Button Buck Speedway. The afternoon events are FREE to watch from the grandstands.

Shortly after the completion of the afternoon events fans will notice some interesting creatures roaming around the facility as eleven local schools will have their mascots on hand to help raise money to fund a number of school programs. Schools that have
signed up include: Grand Meadow, Kingsland, Riceville, Glenville, Hayfield, Osage, Goodhue, Blooming Prairie, LeRoy-Ostrander, Stewartville, and Decorah.

Three other guests will also be making an appearance including Viktor, the Minnesota Viking’s mascot, Bruiser from the Austin Bruins and Sting from the Rochester Community & Technical College (RCTC). Combined these fourteen furry will be lead the Kids Club activities starting at 4:30. Shortly after two of the Minnesota Viking Cheerleaders will make an appearance from 5:00-6:00.

The first green flag is set to fly on Deer Creek Speedway at 6:00 as all five weekly divisions are scheduled to be on hand. Like the summer temps the track point battles are heating up as this week marks the mid-season point. Weekly point division classes include the USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Mods, the WISSOTA Super Stocks, WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds and the WISSOTA Street Stocks.

During the evening event’s fans on hand will get a chance to bid on a number of silent auction items with 100% of the proceeds going to the participating schools.

Ticket Info:

Kids 12 & under are FREE! Anyone wearing a Boy or Girl Scout uniform will get in for FREE! Adults $12

Pit Passes:
Kids 12 & under $25. Adults $25
Schedule of Events
2:00 Pit Gate Opens
2:30 Truck Country Slingshot Pit Meeting followed by racing on Button Buck Speedway.
3:30 Driver entry opens for Deer Creek Speedway drivers.
5:30 Draw cut off followed by hot laps.
5:45 Pit Meeting
6:00 GREEN FLAG!
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Stanbrough Takes USAC Sprint Title at Deer Creek

June 25th, 2014

Spring Valley Mn.–The fans were in for a treat tonight with the first ever visit by the USAC Wingless Sprint Cars at the speedway. The action was fast with a couple flips which thankfully everyone was okay. The fans were definitely treated to a show.

The Six Two Graphics WISSOTA Street Stocks were up first for their feature event with Bobby Kilby taking the early lead but Bernie Adams charged around to lead out of turn two. Coming through four a caution flew after hard contact was made by Shaun Mann, Troy Voth, Brent Holland and Dylan Nelson ending all their nights. On the restart Kilby held onto the lead with Jason Barber in second. Mike Blowers quickly worked into the top three as another caution flew on lap three. On the restart Barber got a good start and moved into the lead. The lead was short lived as Blowers worked low and into the lead on lap four. There was a four wide battle for third with Noah Grinstead taking that spot on lap five. Grinstead kept charging and moved past Barber for second on lap seven. Barber than had his hands full with Nick Schwebach who was working back through the field. On lap ten Schwebach took the spot as the remaining laps clicked off. At the finish it was Blowers with the win, Grinstead, Schwebach, Barber and Kyle King rounding out the top five. Blowers, Grinstead and Voth won the heat races.

The Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds were up next with Robbie Franklin getting the early lead. Cory Crapser sat in second. Crapser took over the lead on lap two as Jacob Bleess sat in third. A caution flew on lap four; Crapser continued to lead with Franklin and Bleess in a battle for the second spot. A four car race for fourth saw Dustin Scott finally get the upper hand on lap six. Bleess and Franklin continued to battle until lap ten when Bleess finally completed the pass for second. Crapser stayed comfortably out in front of Bleess to the checkers. Franklin, Scott and Jared Boumeester rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Crapser, Franklin and Bleess.

The Wagner Trucking WISSOTA Super Stocks saw a first time winner at the speedway on this night. On the drop of the green AJ Hoff led with Schatney Sanders in second. Jon Duffy sat in third and Kevin Hager in fourth early on. A four car race for fifth with Dave Wiersgalla, Neil Eckhart, Jeff Brauer and Brian Fetting had the crowd’s attention. On the third lap Duffy started working low on Hoff up front. Duffy would take the lead on lap five while Wiersgalla had caught up to the battle and moved into second on lap six. Hager would follow through to third on the next lap as a caution flew on lap 8. On the restart Duffy led with Wiersgalla in second. Brauer moved into third while Fetting and Hager battled for the fourth spot. At the finish it was Duffy with his first ever feature win at the speedway. Wiersgalla, Brauer, Fetting and Hager rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Eckhart and Brauer.

In the USAC Feature Jon Stanbrough was scheduled to start from row-two until Bryan Clauson broke a U-joint on the opening lap, moving Stanbrough to outside the front-row. On the second start, Stanbrough Jumped out front with C.J. Leary in tow. Brady Bacon and Dave Darland stalking him for second. Bacon tried to attack Leary for second, but he had to check up, allowing Darland to get a run and move by for the third spot. Leary tried to slide past Brian Van Meveren, with the two making contact and Van Meveren barrel-rolling through turn-two. Hunter Schuerenberg was on the move on the restart and drove by Justin Grant for fifth just before Jarett Andretti bicycled into turn-one on lap ten and flipped back down into the racing groove, collecting Eric Schulz in a violent collision. Stanbrough held a comfortable lead over Darland and Bacon. The race got exciting again as the leaders got into lapped traffic. Tyler Courtney & Jeff Pellersels made contact in turn-one, with both spinning to cause the final caution. Stanbrough regained control of the race on the restart as Darland tried to keep pace, but he could not challenge him as took home the win. Darland, Bacon, Chase Stockon and Chris Windom rounded out the top five. Tracy Hines led qualifying with a lap of 14.076 seconds. Heat races were won by Hunter Schuerenberg, Keaton Dobbs and Jarett Andretti

Racing action resumes next Saturday with a regular night of racing action for all five classes. Also it is Mascot night with area schools on hand with their Mascots and silent auction fund raising.

Jarett Andretti to compete at The Creek during USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship

June 20th, 2014

SPRING VALLEY, MN – Jarett Andretti, son of John, nephew of Michael and great nephew of Mario continues to carry on the historic family tradition. At the age of 21, the third-generation racer is in his fourth full season behind the wheel of competitive racing and will pilot a high powered USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car in 2014.

Autograph session from 4:30-5:30 on June 21st.

Jarett has progressed over the years in several different series including winning a championship in the USAC Eastern Ignite Pavement Series and last season was awarded with the Rookie of the Year honors in the Sprint Car category at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Indiana.

This Saturday, June 21st Jarett will hit the high banks of Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, MN but before the green flag flies fans will have a chance to meet not only Jarett but his father John and other USAC AMSOIL drivers during an autograph session from 4:30-5:30 near the main grandstand area.

Fans can also get their hands on the latest Jarett Andtrett racing t-shirts at the Deer Creek Speedway merchandise trailer.

For more information on Jarett check out his website at www.jarettandretti.com and follow him on Twitter@JarettAndretti

The USAC AMSOIL Sprint Cars will headline the historic event in front of what’s expected to be a one of the largest crowds at the speedway in 2014.

The WISSOTA Super Stocks, WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds and the WISSOTA Street Stocks will also be competing.

Fans will get an extra bang for their buck as the Truck Country Slingshots will be competing that afternoon at 3:00 on the recently resurfaced high banks of Button Buck Speedway located in the middle of Deer Creek Speedway. Don’t forget that the afternoon events are FREE in the grandstands!

Kids on hand for the event will get to take part in the Deer Creek Speedway Kids Club and the ever popular free face painting.

General admission tickets for the event can be purchased at the ticket window on the day of the event. Kids 12 & under are $10 and adults are $25.

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4th Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Red Tail Tackle Thursday-Saturday, July 24-26, 2014

June 19th, 2014

Spring Valley, Minn.-The 4th Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Red Tail Tackle will be held Thursday-Saturday, July 24-26, at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., with a whopping $15,000 going to the winner and each of the 26 main event starters pocketing a minimum $1,500.

Past WMDTC winners include Brad Waits (2011), Ryan Gustin (2012) and Jason Hughes (2013).

On Thursday and Friday, drivers will qualify through time trials in groups of five cars with a green-white-checkered format. The top 6 qualifiers from each group will be inverted for that heat race. Heat races will take the top 12 in passing points to the “A” Main with the remainder going to one of the “B” Mains.

Points will be awarded for time trials, heat races, “B” Mains and the “A” Main each night with the top 6 in points being locked into Saturday’s “A” Main. The highest overall points earner during the first two days will earn the pole for Saturday’s “A” Main, second most points in the middle of the front row, third most points on the outside of the front row and so on for the 18 qualified drivers.

Saturday will feature an “alphabet soup” of main events with the 19th-highest points earner on the pole of the “B” Main and the lowest points earner starting last in the first “last chance” event.

An open practice will be held on Wednesday, July 23, from 6-9 p.m. This will be the only night for hot laps.

Drivers may enter by mailing in the completed entry form, faxing it to 515-832-7958 or by calling the USMTS office at 515-832-7944 during normal business hours.

The entry form is available for download at www.usmts.com/WMDTC2014.pdf or check under the Downloads tab on the home page of www.usmts.com.

SATURDAY’S PAYOUTS
“A” Main (100 laps): 1. $15,000, 2. $8,000, 3. $5,000, 4. $4,000, 5. $3,200, 6. $2,700, 7. $2,200, 8. $1,900, 9. $1,850, 10. $1,800, 11. $1,775, 12. $1,750, 13. $1,725, 14. $1,700, 15. $1,675, 16. $1,650, 17. $1,625, 18. $1,600, 19. $1,575, 20. $1,550, 21. $1540, 22. $1,530, 23. $1,520, 24. $1,510, 25-26. $1,500.
“B” Main (20 laps): 1-14 transfer, 13-24. $700.
“C” Main (20 laps): 1-12 transfer, 13-24. $500.
“Last Chance” Mains (20 laps): 1-6 transfer, 7-24. $350.
“Next-to-Last Chance” Mains (20 laps): 1-6 transfer, others $200.

This event is co-sanctioned by the United States Racing Association (USRA) and United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS). USRA national points will be awarded. No USMTS points will be awarded. All USRA rules apply, including the USRA Modified chip rule.

The Deer Creek Speedway sits on 60 acres of scenic rural rolling hills with one of America’s most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and a busy modern campground. The 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval is located 11.3 miles south of I-90 (exit 209) on US 63 (0.7 mile north of SR 16) in Spring Valley, Minn. For more info, call toll-free 877-DCS-RACE or 507-346-2342 on race day or visit www.deercreekspeedway.com online.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Pre-entered drivers as of June 16, 2014

1. 4a Joel Alberts, Mantorville, Minn.
2. 10 Austin Arneson, Fargo, N.D.
3. 2 Casey Arneson, Fargo, N.D.
4. 77 Tom Brink, Winona, Minn.
5. 71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn.
6. 75g Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb.
7. 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Adel, Iowa
8. 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.
9. 21b Brandon Jensen, Hammond, Wis.
10. 110 Jason Miller, Osceola, Wis.
11. 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.
12. R1 Jay Richardson, Spring Valley, Wis.
13. 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.
14. 4 Craig Shaw, Dexter, Minn.
15. 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa
16. 11 Lance Hofer, Cochrane Wis.
17. 14 Jon Tesch, Watertown N.D.
18. 14w Clayton Wagamon, Blaine Minn.
19. 20m Mark Motl, Owatonna Minn.
20. 21t Lance Town, Louisburg Kan.
21. 27s Jason Schlangen, Cresco Iowa.
22. 29d Brad Dierks, Clarence Iowa.
23. 29h Joe Horgdal, Kasson Minn.
24. 3 Kelly Shryock, Fertile Iowa.
25. 44 Alan Wagner, Orchard Iowa.
26. 54 Jeremy Houle, Ham Lake Minn.
27. 65 Tommy Myer, Blooming Prairie Minn.
28. 68 Tyler Clark, Goodview Minn.
29. 89 Eric Pember, Pittsville Wis.
30. 89x Paul Harelstad, Bloomer Wis.
31. 99 Josh Angst, Winona Minn.
32. 99 Jason Grimes, Jamestown N.D.
33. IOU1 Brent Larson, Lake Elmo Minn.
34. V2 Joey Jensen, Harris Minn.
35. 1 TJ Herndon, Atwood, Tenn.
36. 11 Josh Griggs, Dewey, Okla.
37. 17 Lucas Conley, Spring Hill, Kan.
38. 1K Pat Graham, Ames, Iowa.
39. 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.
40. 20R Bryan Rowland, Woodward, Okla.
41. 23 Justin Rexwinkle, South Coffeyville, Okla.
42. 23K Darwin Karau, Kasson, Minn.
43. 24s Mike Stearns, Hecla, S.D.
44. 26G Bob Gierke, Westport, Minn.
45. 2s Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.
46. 31 Corey Dripps, Waterloo, Iowa.
47. 7 Al Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa.
48. 7K Jason Krohn, Slayton, Minn.
49. 90 Steve Wetzstein, West Concord, Minn.
50. 90J Jay Ihrke, Dover, Minn.
51. 91 Craig Thatcher, Knapp, Wis.
52. 95 Keith Foss, Winona, Minn.
53. 99H Trevor Hunt, Kearney, Mo.
54. R5 Hunter Rasdon, Jonesboro, Ark.

The Countdown to the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship has begun!

June 19th, 2014

For the first time since 1988, the “Thunder & Lightning” of the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship treks north for a visit to Minnesota thanks to The New Smitty’s Tavern.

SPRING VALLEY, MN -Thanks to the great folks at The New Smitty’s Tavern the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship will head north for a visit to Minnesota for the first time since 1988. Deer Creek Speedway is excited to host the return this Saturday, June 21st, as the wingless warriors are scheduled hit the high banks of the Spring Valley, MN oval for the first time in the history of the series.

“I’m really excited to see Deer Creek Speedway on our schedule. I’m always wanting to race at new places and visit some new areas, and all I’ve heard about Deer Creek is how nice the place is. It should be a fun weekend, and hopefully the fans up north are looking forward to it as much as we are,” said back-to-back series champion Bryan Clauson, who will defend his crown in 2014 along with his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian #20 team

Also competing in front of what’s expected to be a packed house are the WISSOTA Super Stocks, WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds and the WISSOTA Street Stocks.

Fans will get an extra bang for their buck as the Truck Country Slingshots will be competing that afternoon at 3:00 on the recently resurfaced high banks of Button Buck Speedway located in the middle of Deer Creek Speedway. Don’t forget that the afternoon events are FREE in the grandstands!

Kids on hand for the event will get to take part in the Deer Creek Speedway Kids Club and the ever popular free face painting.

General admission tickets for the event can be purchased at the ticket window on the day of the event. Kids 12 & under are $10 and adults are $25. Pit passes are $35 and can be purchased at the pit gate entrance.

USAC’s last visit to Minnesota was a rare winged event at Jackson won by Danny Lasoski. The Minnesota history runs deep in USAC, however, as legendary drivers Don Branson and Jud Larson won a pair of 1964 races at the State Fairgrounds in St. Paul.

If I was the track record I would be nervous…

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Early entry deadline June 16 for World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Red Tail Tackle

June 16th, 2014

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.–Set for Thursday-Saturday, July 24-26, the 4th Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Red Tail Tackle is approaching fast, and this Monday, June 16, is the final day for drivers to get their early entry submitted and save.

One driver will leave the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., on July 26 with a $15,000 paycheck a well-deserved reward for beating 100 or more of the worlds best open-wheel dirt modified drivers with the same goal in mind.

The Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., will host the event Wednesday through Saturday, July 24-27, with a whopping $15,000 going to the winner and each of the 30 main event starters pocketing a minimum $1,500.

On Thursday and Friday, drivers will qualify through time trials in groups of five cars with a green-white-checkered format. The top 6 qualifiers from each group will be inverted for that heat race. Heat races will take the top 12 in passing points to the A Main with the remainder going to one of the B Mains.

Points will be awarded for time trials, heat races, B Mains and the A Main each night with the top 6 in points being locked into Saturday’s A Main. The highest overall points earner during the first two days will earn the pole for Saturday’s A Main, second most points in the middle of the front row, third most points on the outside of the front row and so on for the 18 qualified drivers.

Saturday will feature an alphabet soup of main events with the 19th-highest points earner on the pole of the “B” Main and the lowest points earner starting last in the first last chance event.

An open practice for all cars will be held on Wednesday, July 23, from 6-9 p.m. This will be the only night for hot laps.

The entry fee is just $200 if received by this Monday, June 16, by 5 p.m. Central Time. Originally set for June 15, the deadline has been extended one day due to June 15 falling on a Sunday.

After Monday, the entry fee is $250 if received or post-marked on or before July 15. The entry fee is $300 if received or post-marked after July 15 or $400 at the pit gate on race night. All drivers racing all three nights are guaranteed a minimum of $200 in wings.

Drivers may enter by mailing in the completed entry form, faxing it to 515-832-7958 or by calling the USMTS office at 515-832-7944 during normal business hours.

The entry form is available for download at www.usmts.com/WMDTC2014.pdf or check under the Downloads tab on the home page of www.usmts.com.

This event is co-sanctioned by the United States Racing Association (USRA) and United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS). USRA national points will be awarded. No USMTS points will be awarded. All USRA rules apply, including the USRA Modified chip rule.

PRE-ENTERED DRIVERS AS OF JUNE 14:

4a Joel Alberts, Mantorville, Minn.
10 Austin Arneson, Fargo, N.D.
2 Casey Arneson, Fargo, N.D.
77 Tom Brink, Winona, Minn.
71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn.
75g Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb.
22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Adel, Iowa
12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.
21b Brandon Jensen, Hammond, Wis.
110 Jason Miller, Osceola, Wis.
75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.
R1 Jay Richardson, Spring Valley, Wis.
69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.
4 Craig Shaw, Dexter, Minn.
33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa

The Deer Creek Speedway sits on 60 acres of scenic rural rolling hills with one of Americas most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and a busy modern campground. The 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval is located 11.3 miles south of I-90 (exit 209) on US 63 (0.7 mile north of SR 16) in Spring Valley, Minn. For more info, call toll-free 877-DCS-RACE or 507-346-2342 on race day or visit www.deercreekspeedway.com.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Deer Creek Canceled Saturday

June 16th, 2014

SPRING VALLEY, MN – Due to the recent showers, current conditions, and the pending forecast officials from Deer Creek Speedway have been forced to cancel Saturday’s events.

Racing action is scheduled to resume next Saturday, June 21st as the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship will head north for a visit to Minnesota for the first time since 1988 thanks to the great folks at The New Smitty’s Tavern.

Also competing in front of what’s expected to be a packed house are the WISSOTA Super Stocks, WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds and the WISSOTA Street Stocks.

Fans will get an extra bang for their buck as the Truck Country Slingshots will be competing that afternoon at 3:00 on the recently resurfaced high banks of Button Buck Speedway located in the middle of Deer Creek Speedway. Don’t forget that the afternoon events are FREE in the grandstands!

Kids on hand for the event will get to take part in the Deer Creek Speedway Kids Club and the ever popular free face painting.

General admission tickets for the event can be purchased at the ticket window on the day of the event. Kids 12 & under are $10 and adults are $25. Pit passes are $35 and can be purchased at the pit gate entrance.

For more information visit us online at www.deercreekspeedway.com or visit our YouTube channel. Fans can also follow us on the following social media sites: Facebook – SnapChat – Instagram – Twitter: @DeerCreekSpeed (#TheCreek)

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Blees Runs from Tail to Checkers in MW Modified Action

June 11th, 2014

Spring Valley MN–A slightly unseasonably cool early June greeted the racers and fans on Podein Power and Equipment night at the speedway. The evening started out with a great turnout of drivers on hand for a meet and greet with the kids of the Deer Creek Speedway Kids Club. Afterwards the action turned to the racetrack.

The first race of the night was the Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds. With twenty one cars on hand Josh Crary jumped out to the early lead with Andrew Bleess in second. A caution on lap two saw Michael Truscott get the jump on the restart and take the lead. Mitch Weiss, Mike Mehling and Dustin Scott were three wide for the third spot as another caution flew over the field on lap four. After a couple ragged attempts at a restart Truscott was called for a Jack Rabbit start and was sent to the third position on the speedway with Crary pacing the field on the clean start. Scott pulled a slider in turn two to move past Crary and into the lead. On lap five Truscott pulled under Scott and slid up in front of him to take over the lead. With six laps completed Jacob Bleess moved under Scott for the second spot after working his way up from the tail of the field after problems in his heat race caused a DNF. Another caution on lap seven saw Bleess and Truscott battle into turn one and two for the lead. Bleess took the lead on lap nine with Truscott close behind in second. Mike Mehling and Tony Schill had a good race going for the sixth spot. With ten down Scott and Jared Boumeester made contact while battling for the third spot slowing their momentum and allowing Crary and Mehling to get past. Scott worked his way back up to the fifth spot and eventually worked past Mehling as the checkers flew over the field. At the finish it was Bleess with the win from his twenty first starting spot. Truscott, Crary, Scott and Mehling rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Truscott, Schill and Scott.

In the SixTwo Graphics WISSOTA Street Stock feature event it was all Shaun Mann up front. Mann didn’t have an easy time though after taking the early lead on the start Nick Schwebach sat tight to his inside rear quarter in second. Jason Barber and Kyle King battled for third until the caution flew for King. On the restart Mann again led with Schwebach in second. Mike Blowers now sat in third with Danny Hanson, Barber and Troy Voth racing for the fifth spot. On lap nine Mann had finally started to pull out a good gap over Schwebach. Voth was in fourth pressuring Blowers for the third spot as a caution came out on lap eleven. On the restart Mann, Blowers and Schwebach raced into one three wide for the lead. Mann held onto the upper groove and used the run to take control of the lead going down the back straight again. On lap thirteen Voth hit the outside wall hard bringing out another caution. Mann again led with Blowers looking low to his inside. Mann was too strong on the night and took home the win followed by Blowers, Schwebach, Hanson and Noah Grinstead. Heat races were won by Mann and Blowers.

Another strong field of Thirty One Elma Performance and Fabricating USRA B-Modifieds were on hand to do action on the high banked 3/8 mile Speedplant. Brandon Hare charged out of turn two with the lead with Alex Williamson close behind in second. Kadden Kath sat in the third spot with Cole Queensland and Nick Wagner racing for the fourth spot. Queensland took over the fourth spot while Hare slowly started to pull away from the field up front. A caution flew on lap three with Hare again leading. Kath sat in second with Queensland and Williamson battling for the third spot. Jacob Bleess sat in fifth as the two car battle for third now became a three car battle for the second spot. Kath kept control of the spot as Queensland worked into third. With nine completed laps in the book Queensland and Kath raced again for second. Queensland took over the second spot and as they came upon the start/finish line Hare quickly slowed and pulled to the infield handing the lead to Queensland. A final caution on lap twelve saw Queensland leading the field with Jacob Bleess now working up into the second spot. Kath and Williamson raced for the third spot. At the finish it was Queensland with the win. Bleess, Kath, Dustin Sorensen and Williamson rounded out the top five. Jerry Young won the “B feature and worked from twenty first to eighth in the feature while Trevor Fecht, Queensland, Sorensen and Kylie Kath won the heat races.

Next up on the speedway was the Wagner Trucking WISSOTA Super Stock feature event. Dave Solum jumped out front for the early lead. A three car battle got out of shape going down the back straight on lap two but they as the three battled for third Brandon Duellman drove by them into the spot. Gary Wiersgalla started to pressure Solum for the lead on lap four. The two had some heated slide jobs over the next three laps until Wiersgalla took the lead on lap seven. By the time Wiersgalla had finally completed the pass for the lead Jeff Brauer had worked his way into third. With Wiersgalla out front Brauer made quick work of Solum for the second spot and with nine down was all over the leader up front. With fourteen laps completed Brauer finally slowly got the edge on Wiersgalla for the lead. Further back Brian Fetting and Adam Ayotte worked past Solum over the last five laps to take over the third and fourth spots. At the finish it was Brauer with the win, Wiersgalla, Fetting, Ayotte, and Solum rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Kevin Hager and Wiersgalla.

Lucas Schott led early in the NAPA AutoCare USRA Modified division. Brad Waits sat by close in second with Brandon Davis and Jason Cummins racing for the third spot. With five down Waits finally gained a little more ground on Schott up front and was credited with leading lap six before a caution flew over the field. Waits led on the restart with Cummins now pressuring Schott for the second spot. Schott held onto the second spot as another caution flew on lap ten. Waits again led with Schott starting to pressure for the lead again. As they raced side by side at the line on lap twelve Schott was credited with the lap. A final caution on lap thirteen saw Schott leading. Waits sat in second until his machine pushed up the hill in turn two. Cummins slowed slightly while Davis moved past Cummins for third and alongside of Waits for second. Waits regained composure and held onto the second spot. Joel Alberts and Steve Wetzstein raced for the fifth spot with Alberts cracking the top five on lap twenty. At the finish it was Schott with the win. Waits, Davis, Cummins and Alberts cracked the top five. Heat races were won by Schott, Wetzstein and Jay Richardson.

Regular racing action resumes again next Saturday with action in all five classes. Don’t forget about the USAC Wingless Sprint Cars taking to the speedway on June 21st. Definitely a must see event.

Racing Action Continues this Week at The Creek

June 7th, 2014

This weekend’s events are brought to you by Podein’s Power Equipment out of Stewartville, MN.

SPRING VALLEY, MN – Racing action is scheduled to resume this Saturday, June 7th at Deer Creek Speedway. The event is scheduled to kick off at 3:00 as the little stars and their cars climb in to pilot their Truck Country Slingshots around the recently resurfaced Button Buck Speedway.

Kids in attendance will get a special treat as the Deer Creek Speedway Kid’s Club kicks off the season at 4:30 with the “Driver Meet and Greet.” Don’t forget all kids 12 & under get into the grandstand for FREE!

All five weekly classes will be on hand when the heroes of the high banks compete in the USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Mods, WISSOTA Super Stocks, WISSOTA Midwest Mods and the WISSOTA Street Stocks divisions on Deer Creek Speedway.

This action packed weekend is brought to you by Podeins Power Equipment, your local Polaris, Victory, John Deere, full service dealership. Whether you need a new ATV, new snowmobile, new ranger, new motorcycle, or new lawn mower our dealership will make sure you get the right vehicle for your needs. To save you money we are offering great factory promotions. Be sure to check out the ever changing pre-owned inventory for used motorcycle, used ATV, used ranger, used sleds and used lawn mowers.

2:00 Pit Gate Opens3:00 Truck Country Slingshot on Button Buck Speedway
4:30 Kids Club “Driver Meet and Greet”
5:30 Hot Laps (Draw Cut-Off)
6:00 Start on Deer Creek Speedway

Tickets: Kids 12 & under are FREE! Adults $12
Pit Passes: Kids 12 & under $15. Adults $25

Those planning on attending are urged to review the most current road construction and detour updates. Click here for updated information. 

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Tonight’s Races Cancelled at The Creek

June 1st, 2014

Due to recent showers, current conditions, and the pending forecast the races for Saturday have been cancelled at Deer Creek Speedway.

SPRING VALLEY, MN – Due to the recent showers, current conditions, and the pending forecast official from Deer Creek Speedway have been forced to cancel tonight’s events.

Racing action is scheduled to resume next Saturday, June 7th and will be brought to you by Podein’s Power Equipment out of Stewartville, MN.

2:00 Pit Gate Opens
3:00 Truck Country Slingshot on Button Buck Speedway
4:30 Kids Club “Driver Meet and Greet”
5:30 Hot Laps (Draw Cut-Off)
6:00 Start on Deer Creek Speedway
All five weekly classes will be on hand: USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Mods, WISSOTA Super Stocks, WISSOTA Midwest Mods and the WISSOTA Street Stocks.
Tickets: Kids 12 & under are FREE! Adults $12
Pit Passes: Kids 12 & under $15. Adults $25

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Waits wires USMTS field at 12th Annual A&A Electric Minnesota Spring Challenge

May 30th, 2014

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.–Brad Waits of Rochester, Minn., led all 40 laps of the caution-free United States Modified Touring Series main event Saturday night during the 12th Annual A&A Electric Minnesota Spring Challenge at the Deer Creek Speedway.

After earning the Sybesma Graphics Pole Award, the 2011 World Modified Dirt Track Championship winner took control at the drop of the green flag and maintained a four- to eight-car-length advantage over several challengers that swapped second place on several occasions.

Joel Alberts found his groove in the middle of the high-banked racing surface and moved ahead of Steve Wetzstein into the second spot on lap 3.

Soon after, Dereck Ramirez jumped underneath Alberts and the pair battled back and forth for nearly 20 laps, all the while keeping Waits within striking distance.

Meanwhile, Stormy Scott and eight-time USMTS feature winner this season was picking off cars at a rapid pace from his 14th starting spot, and moved in to join the battle for second at the midway point of the contest.

After muscling past Ramirez for third, Scott looked under Alberts for second but was unable to make the pass as the two raced virtually side by side the rest of the race.

With a surge in turns 1-2 on the final lap, Scott surged ahead of Alberts and was able to inch in front of him as they crossed the finish line about six car-lengths behind Waits and just in front of fourth-finishing Joey Jensen and Ramirez.

Kelly Shryock, Keith Foss, Jason Cummins, Eric Pember and Zack VanderBeek rounded out the top ten finishers.

Scott’s 12-car passing performance not only netted him his second Mesilla Valley Hard Charger Award in as many nights, but his last-lap pass for second also moved him into a first-place tie with Zack VanderBeek in the Farm Boy BBQ Sauce Northern Region points standings.

Although 24 of the original 26 starters finished the non-stop feature, the leaders never caught the back of the field and all 24 cars running at the end finished on the lead lap.

The USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by Swan Energy is back in action on Sunday at the Upper Iowa Speedway in Decorah, Iowa, for the final night of the Memorial Day Weekend swing.

Hot laps begin at 6 p.m. with racing to follow. Adult grandstand tickets are $17, kids ages 6-12 are $5 and children 5 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $35.

Adult ticketholders can pick up $2-off-admission coupons before race time at Caseys General Stores locations in Cresco, Decorah, Freeport and Waukon. Visit www.caseys.com To find the location nearest you or on your route to the speedway.

The Upper Iowa Speedway is a semi-banked quarter-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). For more information call 563-382-0711 or visit www.upperiowaspeedway.com online.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Waits Tops Southern MN Spring Challenge

May 28th, 2014

Spring Valley MN- Finally a perfect day for racing action at “the Creek” with a mid-70′s temp, a light breeze and 138 cars filling the pit area, what a way to spend a memorial day weekend. Tonight was the annual A&A Electric & Underground Southern Minnesota Spring Challenge featuring the stars of the United States Modified Touring Series along with the USRA Iron Man Stock Cars, B-Mods and the WISSOTA Super Stocks and Street Stocks.

The first feature on the track was the Six Two Graphics WISSOTA Street Stocks. Shaun Mann jumped out to the early lead with Nathan Schumacher moving quickly into second. Mike Blowers, Derek Kilby and Troy Voth were three wide for third early on. The next lap Blowers powers out and took the second spot away from Schumacher. A caution on lap six bunched the field back up. Mann led on the restart with Blowers all over him. With eight down the two were side by side for the lead at the line. Blowers took over the lead on lap nine while another caution on lap ten slowed the field as Bernie Adams slowed with a flat causing a stack up behind him. On the restart Blowers led with Mann in second. Nick Schwebach, Jason Barber and Kyle King were three wide for the fourth spot. Voth continued to sit in third and caught up to Mann as he started to pressure Blowers for the lead again. With thirteen down as Mann and Blowers battled for the top spot, Voth moved up high and blasted around the duo to take the lead away from them. Barber saw the move and quickly followed through into second and Blowers car seemed to start slowing. The final caution came out as Barber lost the handle on his machine in turn one as he pressured Voth for the lead. Voth led on the restart but as the white flew over the field Mann had pulled alongside. Going into three Mann drove it in hard and the car stuck completing the pass and taking home the checkers. Voth, King, Schwebach and Kory Adams rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by King, Blowers and Mann.

An incredible field of USRA B-Modifieds was on hand for the Iron Man Challenge race with 40 cars on hand. Matt Jones jumped out to the early lead with Cory Crapser and Cole Queensland racing for the second spot. With two circuits completed Jones, Crapser and Queensland were three wide for the lead at the line. Crapser led lap three as a caution flew over the speedway. Crapser led on the restart with Queensland pressuring him; Jones and Alex Williamson were also in a heated race for the third spot. Williamson took the third spot as Queensland continued to race hard with Crapser. With eight down the race up front was still going strong but Crapser had the preferred line and slowly started to pull away after the first ten laps. Crapser took home the win with Queensland, Williamson, Jacob Bleess and Jones in rounding out the top five. Dustin Sorensen and Brandon Hare won the pair of “B Features” while
Queensland, Williamson, Erik Kanz, Dustin Kruse and Jones won the preliminary heat races.

Next up was the feature event for the 24 USRA Iron Man Stock Car feature event.

Brian Webb jumped out to the early lead with Tom Schmitt in second. Luke Sathoff sat in third as a caution flew on lap four. On the restart a big pileup on the back stretch as the rear end left a racecar causing a big chain reaction removing seven cars from the racing action. On the restart Webb continued to lead while Mitch Hovden worked under Schmitt to take over the second spot. Hovden continued his charge and on the next lap took the lead away from Webb. Jake Masters was on the move and on lap nine moved past Schmitt for the third spot. He then worked past Webb for the second spot and then moved under Hovden to take over the lead. Schmitt worked past Webb and then on lap twelve worked past Hovden to take over the second spot. Schmitt moved to the top of the speedway and found a groove to his liking and quickly chased down Masters and on lap thirteen took over the lead. Schmitt looked strong up high and quickly put some distance between himself and Masters. Shawn Peter pulled a late race charge and after working into the top five moved past Hovden to take over the third spot on lap seventeen. Up front though it was all Schmitt. as he cruised home with the win. Masters, Peter, Hovden and Kyle Falck rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Falck, Hovden and Schmitt

Dave Solum led at the start of the Wagner Trucking WISSOTA Super Stock feature event with Gary Wiersgalla and Kevin Hager racing for second. Wiersgalla took the spot and on lap two worked past Solum for the lead. With three down Hager worked into the second spot with Solum now in third. Two laps later Brauer worked past Solum for the third spot and Brian Fetting took over the fourth spot on lap six. With seven down Brauer and Fetting battle for the third spot, Fetting took control of the spot but on lap ten the two were battling again. Brauer took over the spot and then on lap twelve he worked past Hager to take over the second spot. With sixteen down Fetting worked past Hager for the third spot while up front Brauer was all over Wiersgalla now for the lead. On lap eighteen Brauer took over the control of the race. At the finish it was Brauer with the win, Wiersgalla, Fetting, Hager and Brandon Duellman rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Fetting and Wiersgalla.

The final race of the night was the forty lap United States Modified Touring Series race. Brad Waits used his pole position to his advantage and jumped out front early on. Steve Wetzstein sat in second with Derek Ramirez in third. Joey Jensen and Joel Alberts battled for fourth early on. Alberts took over the fourth spot and was running a slightly higher line than the front three. Alberts slowly gained ground as Ramirez worked alongside of Wetzstein on lap eight. On lap nine Alberts joined the battle as they were three wide for the second spot. Alberts took the spot with Ramirez hanging onto the third spot. With ten complete Stormy Scott moved past Jensen for the fifth spot and on the next lap took over the fourth spot as he moved past Wetzstein.

Jensen moved past Wetzstein for fifth on lap fourteen while Alberts and Ramirez was now battling for second again. Alberts higher line kept his momentum up just enough to hold onto the second spot. On lap twenty nine the race for second heated up with Alberts, Scott and Ramirez three wide for the spot. Alberts continued to hold the spot with Scott now credited with third. qith nine laps left Jensen worked past Ramirez for the fourth spot. With three laps left Scott was all over Alberts again and this time was able to make the pass for the second spot. Up front though it was all Mr. Waits as he cruised home to the win followed by; Scott, Alberts, Jensen and Ramirez. “B-Feature” races were won by Craig Thatcher and Scott. Heat race action was won by Wetzstein, Nate Wasmund, Waits, Jensen and Alberts.

Regular racing action resumes next Saturday with action in all five regular classes starting at 6:00 with the Button Buck Speedway opening action at 3:00

Schmitt, Crapser capture USRA Iron Man Challenge checkers at Deer Creek Speedway

May 27th, 2014

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.–It was a night of champions Saturday at the Deer Creek Speedway as Tom Schmitt and Cory Crapser captured the Iron Man Challenge feature wins.

Schmitt, who came into the night as the points leader in the USRA Stock Car rankings, came away with a hard fought win to pocket the $750 winners share of the purse for the third time in six races this season.

The 2012 Iron Man titlist and two-time USRA Stock Car national champion from Independence, Iowa, started third and ran there for most of the race in a tight bunch with early leader Brian Webb and Luke Sathoff.

With a slick move around the outside of Webb, Schmitt grabbed control with eight laps to go and never looked back.

Jake Masters finished close behind in second and Shawn Peter clawed his way through the field from the 16th starting spot to finish third ahead of defending Iron Man Challenge champion Mitch Hovden and Kyle Falck.

In USRA B-Mod action, defending Iron Man series champ Cory Crapser of Chippewa Falls, Wis., claimed the $600 winners paycheck and second Iron Man victory of the 2014 campaign.

Cole Queensland settled for the runner-up position with Alex Williamson, Jacob Bleess and three-time USRA B-Mod national champion Matt Jones.

Both divisions will be back in action on Sunday at the Upper Iowa Speedway in Decorah, Iowa. Hot laps begin at 6 p.m. with racing to follow. Adult grandstand tickets are $17, kids ages 6-12 are $5 and children 5 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $35.

Adult ticketholders can pick up $2-off-admission coupons before race time at Caseys General Stores locations in Cresco, Decorah, Freeport and Waukon. Visit www.caseys.com to find the location nearest you or on your route to the speedway.

The Upper Iowa Speedway is a semi-banked quarter-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). For more information call 563-382-0711 or visit www.upperiowaspeedway.com online.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv.

A&A Electric Southern Minnesota Spring Challenge USMTS Modifieds, USRA Iron Man Stock Cars & B-Mods along with the WISSOTA Super Stocks and Street Stocks.

May 24th, 2014

SPRING VALLEY, MN – There’s a buzz in the air as one of the most electrifying annual events is quickly approaching.

The 12th annual A&A Electric and Underground Southern Minnesota Spring Challenge will yet again take place this Saturday, May 24th and will highlight three high powered touring series along with two local favorites.

The USMTS Modifieds will have their work cut out for them when the green flag flies as some of the most talented weekly local teams will have their “A” game on to protect their turf.

Also competing for the first time at The Creek in 2014 will be the fan favorite Iron Man Stock Cars and the highly competitive Iron Man B-Mod series.

The WISSOTA Super Stocks and Street Stock divisions will also be on hand for what’s expected to be the most beautiful weekends of the year thus far.

The weekend’s event will kick off at 3:00 p.m. on Button Buck Speedway as the Pee-Wee, Junior, and Senior Truck Country Slingshot divisions will fight it out during night #2 of the championship point battle. Don’t forget that the afternoon events are FREE in the grandstands for ALL ages!

Hot laps sessions are scheduled to start at 5:30 on Deer Creek Speedway and the first green flag will fly at 6:00!

Adult grandstand tickets are $18 and kids 12 and under are $5. Pit passes are $30 for all ages.

Those planning on attending are urged to review the most current road construction and detour updates. Click here for updated information.

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Even a Closed Road Can’t Keep Fans from The Creek

May 24th, 2014

SPRING VALLEY, MN – The hot summer months are just around the corner and in Minnesota that means two things, racing at Deer Creek Speedway and road construction.

Starting May 19th Highway 63 will be temporarily closed as updates and repairs are made to the bridges on both the North and South side of the speedway. Both bridges will now be CLOSED to all traffic.

Originally it was understood that if you were coming to the speedway or campground you were not considered “through traffic” and that you would be able to drive past the road closed signs, however, we were recently made aware that things have since
changed.

The good news is there are plenty of alternative routes to get you to The Creek! The following suggestions are paved road alternatives. Multiple gravel road options are also available. Keep an eye out for signs that will help you get to the speedway!

Travelers from the Southeast who will be heading North through Spring Valley will want to go North on County Road 8. (see map below)

Travelers from the North who will be heading South will want to go Southwest on Interstate 90

Take Exit 205
Make left turn off of ramp onto Cty Rd 6
After ¼ mile make right turn onto Cty Rd 8
After 5 miles you will reach a stop sign.
Take a right at stop sign and continue on Cty Rd 8
After 4 miles make a left turn onto Cty Rd 2
Continue on Cty Rd 2 for 5 miles
At stop sign make a right turn onto Hwy 63

Travelers from the West will want to go North on Country Road 8 (2mi) in Grand Meadow then East on County Road 2 (5mi) (see map below)

As this may cause for temporary headaches in the short term it will make future trips to The Creek more convenient. The project is scheduled to be completed by June 20th.

Full details, information and a detour map can be found online by clicking here . We appreciate your patience as we work through this and will keep everyone updated.

For more information visit us online at www.deercreekspeedway.com or visit our YouTube channel. Fans can also follow us on the following social media

Area Schools Benefit from School Bus Races

May 20th, 2014

Spring Valley MN..A great crowd was on hand tonight for the racing action and the exciting school bus racing at the Speedway. It was great to see a ton of kids on hand and with great racing in all classes. Tonight’s racing action was presented by Johnston Auto Stores.

After all the preliminary racing action was completed the Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds pulled onto the track for their feature event. After a complete restart Josh Crary jumped into the early lead out of turn two but Cory Crapser had other plans and powered by into the lead going into turn three. Jason Born quickly moved into the second spot as Crary and Jared Boumeester now battled for third. With four complete Crapser was pulling away up front as the battle for second heated up as Born was joined by Crary and Boumeester for the runner up spot. Another caution on lap five saw Crapser out front with Born and Boumeester racing for second. Dustin Scott worked into fourth as another caution flew on lap seven. Crapser again led with Scott now taking over the second spot on the restart. Crapser and Scott put on a show over the next three laps exchanging slide jobs in each corner as the battled for the lead. Crapser took control of the event on lap eleven and took home the win. Scott came home second followed by Boumeester, Crary and Tim Myhre. Heat race action was won by Scott, Crapser and Jacob Bleess.

Troy Voth led out of turn two on the start of the Six Two Graphics WISSOTA Street Stock feature event. Kyle King took over the lead out of turn four to lead lap one of the feature event. On the next lap King lost the handle on his machine leading out of four bringing out a caution. On the restart Voth and King battled for the top spot. Voth took the top spot as another caution flew with five down. Voth led on the restart with Noah Grinstead making a hard charge and moving into the second spot. Mike Blowers started to pressure King for the third spot and with six down Blowers drove above King and then under Grinstead to take over the second spot. Blowers wasn’t done then and on lap seven worked around Voth to take over the top spot. Grinstead worked past Voth for the runner up spot on lap eleven. At the finish it was Blowers, Grinstead, Voth, Bernie Adams and King in the top five. Heat races were won by Shaun Mann, Voth and Grinstead.

The Elma Performance and Fabricating USRA B-Modifieds were on the track next with Jacob Bleess, Alex Williamson and Brandon Hare racing three wide for the lead. Cory Crapser quickly joined the battle to make it a four wide race until a caution flew on lap two. On the restart Hare took the advantage. Bleess and Williamson raced for second. Bleess took over the second spot and then by lap six had moved under Hare to lead the field. A caution on lap eight saw Bleess leading with Erik Kanz Battling for the second spot while Cole Queensland moved into fifth after starting twentieth on the field. Kanz and Williamson touched while racing for third slowing their momentum and allowing Queensland to move into the third spot. With ten down Queensland moved past Hare for the second spot and set sail for the leader out front. Queensland caught Bleess on lap sixteen and pulled alongside but was unable to make a pass for the lead as the laps counted down. At the finish it was Bleess with the win; Queensland finished a hard fought second with Hare, Williamson and Kylie Kath rounding out the top five. Heat race action was won by AJ. Zvorak, Bleess and Kylie
Kath.

Jeff Brauer and Dave Wiersgalla battled early for the lead in the Wagner Trucking WISSOTA Super Stock feature event. Wiersgalla was credited with leading the first three laps with Brauer taking over the top spot on lap four. Brian Fetting moved under Jon Duffy on lap five to take over the fourth spot behind Kevin Hager in third. Fetting moved into the third spot on lap six and after clearing Hager for the third spot moved up to race with Wiersgalla on lap eight. The two raced side by side for the second spot on lap eight until Fetting took control of the position. Duffy worked past Hager to move into the fourth spot. Duffy moved past Wiersgalla on lap twelve for the third spot while up front, Fetting was quickly gaining on Brauer up front. On lap fifteen the two were side by side at the line. Fetting led lap sixteen and seventeen but Brauer was not giving up without a fight and moved back into the lead on lap eighteen. An almost dead heat as the white flew but Brauer got a good run out of two and lead into three. Unfortunately for Brauer his mount pushed up the hill out of turn four and Fetting got a great run out of turn four to nip Brauer at the line for the win. Wiersgalla won the heat race earlier in the night.

Lucas Schott jumped out front early on during the NAPA AutoCare USRA Modified feature. Jacob Dahle ran in second early with Josh Angst and Keith Foss battling for the third spot. A caution after lap one saw Schott leading with Angst and Foss still battling for the position although now it was for second and they worked past Dahle. Foss gained the spot and slowly caught up to Schott up front. Further back Jason Cummins decided to move to the top side of the speedway and was making hay up top. Cummins moved into the top five on lap four, by lap six he had moved into the third. Foss was under Schott for the lead by this time as they battled for the lead. Schott was able to hold he off and with twelve down Foss moved up to the top side to find a new line as the flew on lap twelve. On the restart Schott led with Cummins now into the second spot and Foss in third. Over the final ten circuits Cummins hung onto Schotts rear bumper. Cummins got alongside of Schott for the lead but Schott was too strong and held his line and position to take home the top spot. Cummins came home in a close second with Foss, Brandon Davis and Angst rounding out the top five. Heat races were won by Davis, Lance Hofer and Joel Alberts.

The final race of the night was the annual school bus race. With six buses on hand for the action the green flag waved over the field. Goodhue, Chatfield and Osage were three wide going into turn one as they raced through two Kingsland made a strong move from the sixth starting spot and drove under them all and into the lead. Osage held on for the second spot while Goodhue and now Blooming Prairie were side by side for third. Blooming Prairie took over the third spot while out back Grand Meadow and Chatfield were banging hard into each other. Osage closed on Kingsland and with two to go made a strong move for the lead but came up short as Kingsland held on for the popular win with the local crowd. Osage, Blooming Prairie, Goodhue, Chatfield and Grand Meadow rounded out the field.

Racing resumes next Saturday at 5:00 with the annual A&A Electric and Underground Southern Minnesota Spring Challenge featuring the USMTS modifieds

The Buses Are Back!!!

May 17th, 2014

SPRING VALLEY, MN – The buses are back to tackle the high banks of Deer Creek Speedway. This Saturday, May 17th, six area schools will go head to head to see who has the fastest bus in the area.

The school year is coming to an end but it wouldn’t be complete without the annual Johnston Autostores School Bus Races at Deer Creek Speedway. This family fun event has become one of the highest attended events on the schedule and a way for kids of all ages to enjoy an affordable night out.

Blooming Prairie is looking to defend their title as Doug Miner piloted the bus to the checkers in 2013. The feat of repeat will be tough as Kingsland, Osage, Grand Meadow, Goodhue and Chatfield all want to take the crown in 2014.

Also competing on the 3/8 mile monster will be the USRA Modifieds, WISSOTA Super Stocks, WISSOTA Midwest Mods, USRA B-Mods and the WISSOTA Street Stocks.

The weekend’s event will kick off at 2:00 p.m. on Button Buck Speedway as the little stars and their cars will kick off their 2014 season. The spotlight will be on the senior division as they have been called up to the big leagues and will race their feature during the evening’s events. Don’t forget that the afternoon events are FREE in the grandstands for ALL ages!

The draw cut off and the driver’s meeting for those competing on Deer Creek Speedway will take place at 4:30 at the scales. Raceceivers and transponders will be required with a limited quantity available to rent. The first green flag is scheduled to fly at 5:00 p.m.

Adult tickets for the evening events are $12 and kids 12 and under get in for FREE! Participating schools are selling the $12 tickets and receive $6 for every ticket that they sell. Pit passes are $25 for adults and $15 for 12 and under. As an added bonus there will be FREE face painting for the kids during the evening events.

For more information visit us online at www.deercreekspeedway.com or “LIKE” our Facebook Page. You can also follow us on Twitter @DeerCreekSpeed (#TheCreek), Instagram @Deer Creek Speedway or on our YouTube Channel.

Races Cancelled at Deer Creek Speedway

May 12th, 2014

SPRING VALLEY, MN – Due to current conditions and the pending forecast the races for tonight have been cancelled at Deer Creek Speedway. The anticipation for tonight’s races was rising as the afternoon went on. The skies where blue and fans were lining up at the pit gate as teams started to roll into the speedway.

There were some surprises in the modified division such as Jacob and Fito Gallardo from New Mexico along with Pat Graham and Kelly Shyrock from Iowa.

Unfortunately fans will have to wait until next week to see who is going to pull in because tonight’s racing action has been cancelled due to current conditions and the pending forecast.

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112 Cars on Hand for Deer Creek Speedway Opener

May 7th, 2014

Spring Valley MN–After a long cold winter, and a week of rain that dumped 3″ on the speedway Deer Creek finally held their opener on Saturday night. The new racing surface that was applied last fall was in very good shape for the amount of moisture received during the week.

The first feature of the night saw the Six Two Graphics WISSOTA Street Stocks pull onto the speedway with twenty cars on hand to do battle. Tim Johnson made the long pull down from Brainerd to show the field the way around the track. Nick Schwebach held onto second early on while Mike Blowers sat in third. Noah Grinstead looked strong early on pressuring Blowers for the third spot while Jim Gullikson sat in fifth. With five down Gullikson moved past Grinstead for the fourth spot. On lap seven Gullikson moved past Blowers for the third spot. The race continued to string out without a caution and on lap fifteen Gullikson moved past Schwebach for the second spot. Johnson was over a full straight away ahead of the second place battle by this time. Johnson cruised home with the win, Gullikson, Schwebach, Blowers and Kory Adams rounded out the top five. Danny Hanson, Kory Adams and Mike Blowers too home heat race wins.

Next up the Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds took to the track with Ashley Mehrwerth jumping into the early lead. Dan Wheeler, Chad Fouquette, Jared Boumeester, Tony Schill and Dustin Scott were in a tight battle for the third spot as Jason Vandekamp pulled up to make it a six car battle. With three down Wheeler started to pressure Mehrwerth for the lead. Wheeler took the lead on lap and the first caution of the event flew on lap six. On the restart Wheeler leads with Schill taking over the second spot. Dustin Scott could now be found in third with Boumeester and Vandekamp racing for fourth. Jacob Bleess sat behind the battle as another caution flew. On the restart Wheeler jumped out front with Scott following into second. Bleess and Vandekamp now swapped spots in the corners as they raced for fourth behind Schill. Vandekamp eventually held onto the fourth spot and with sixteen completed
moved under Schill to take over the third spot as they raced to the finish. At the line it was Wheeler with the win, Scott, Vandekamp, Schill and Bleess rounding out the top five. A great field of 30 cars was on hand in the division with Cory Crapser taking home the B-Feature while Bleess, Schill, Scott and Boumeester took home the heat race wins.

Jeff Brauer quickly pulled away from fellow front row starter Gary Wiersgalla in the Wagner Trucking WISSOTA Super Stocks and never looked back. Tim Johnson and Dan Gullikson battle early in the feature for third until Johnson took control of the spot. Johnson moved under Wiersgalla for second on lap three but was unable to close much distance up on Brauer up front. Gullikson took over the third spot at the halfway point. Brauer cruised home for the win with Johnson, Gullikson, Dave Solum and Wiersgalla rounding out the top five. Wiersgalla and Johnson took home the heat race wins.

Scott Demmer took the early lead in the Elma Performance and Fabricating USRA B-Modified feature with pole sitter Cole Queensland close in second. Kylie Kath found himself in third early on with Brandon Hare and Alex Williamson racing for fourth. Queensland started to pressure Demmer for the lead. On lap five they were side by side for the lead while Cory Crapser moved around Hare for the fifth spot. Kath followed Queensland past Demmer to take over the second spot on lap eight while Crapser now raced with Williamson for the fourth spot. A caution flew over the speedway on lap thirteen for Kath in turn four. On the restart Queensland took over with Crapser flying around the high side into the second spot. Two more quick restarts saw Crapser continue to apply pressure to Queensland but another caution would fly just as his momentum got going. The final restart on lap sixteen saw Queensland move out front with Crapser getting pressure by ninth place started Erik Kanz. Kanz took over the second spot as the white flew over the field. Queensland came home with the win followed by Kanz, Crapser, Williamson and Matt Jones. B-Feature was won by Dan Hovden.

The 31 cars on hand were split into four heat races which were won by Hare, Crapser, Queensland and Jacob Bleess. Looks like opening night jitters plagued the NAPA AutoCare USRA Modifieds as too many cautions caused the race to be shortened tonight. I can’t recall this ever happening for this class before at the speedway and hopefully we won’t see it again. Steve Wetzstein pulled out in front of Doug Hillson out of turn two but going into three Josh Angst took the early control of the race. The first caution flew for a failing tire on Hillson’s machine on lap three. On the restart Keith Foss, Joel Alberts, Dwaine Hanson, Nate Wasmund and Craig Shaw were involved in a wreck. All cars continued on the next restart. Angst led with Wetzstein in second. Brandon Davis started to pressure for the second spot. With seven down Davis took over the second spot. Caution flew on nine and then the problems started. Angst, Davis, Brad Waits, Lance Hofer and Jason Cummins were top five as another caution flew on lap eleven. Davis got a good run on lap twelve to take over the lead as another caution flew on lap thirteen. Davis led on the restart with Waits now taking over second. Cummins moved into fourth as the fifth caution flew on lap fifteen. Cutting five laps from the twenty five lap feature. Davis led with Cummins and Waits racing for second. Waits held onto the next yellow on lap sixteen changing the race to a green white checker dash to the finish. Davis took home the win, Cummins worked under Waits for second, Angst and Hofer rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Angst, Cummins and Davis.

Racing resumes next Saturday night at 5:00

Fans Get Sneak Peak at Deer Creek Speedway 2014 Race Cars

April 3rd, 2014

Spring Valley MN-A great field of cars entered this weekends Deer Creek Speedway Car Show at Clements Auto in Rochester.

It was a great day in Southern Minnesota on Saturday morning as the drivers and crews started to roll into Clements Auto setting up to display their latest creations for the 2014 racing season. Shortly after a great crowd steadily flowed through the facility checking out the new racecars, the new clothing from Deer Creek Speedway and all of the new and used cars on display in the showroom and lot at Clements. With free Hot Dogs, Pepsi products for all on hand a steady stream of people wandered the facility and visited with the drivers and members from the speedway on hand.

The employees of Clements Auto went through the race cars on display and selected their favorite cars in each class.

Troy Voth took home the trophy for the WISSOTA Street Stocks while Casey Trom took home the WISSOTA Midwest Modified division. Mike Fitzpatrick took home the trophy for the WISSOTA Super Stocks. In the USRA Division Scott Kunda took home the honors for the B-Modifieds with Alan Wagner taking home the trophy for the Modifieds.

Deer Creek Speedway Car Show Attention snow…IT’S TIME TO GO! Car Show scheduled for Saturday, March 29th.

March 10th, 2014

SPRING VALLEY, MN – The countdown to the 2014 season has begun and the first event of the year is just around the corner, but don’t worry, it’s indoors. Clements Chevrolet, located at the gateway to the Apache Mall in Rochester, MN will again host the annual Deer Creek Speedway Car Show on Saturday, March 29th.

Clements Chevrolet has been serving the Southern Minnesota region for over 85 years and strives to provide the best sales, service, and experience possible to make your car buying process stress free. Don’t take our word for it, visit with themwhile you’re at the show to see for yourself and better yet, test drive a car and get two FREE tickets to Deer Creek Speedway.

During the show fans can expect to see some of the most high-tech, high-powered hotrods in the industry. All classes of cars are welcome and it’s a great opportunity for teams to give their sponsors the exposure they deserve and to showcase all of the hard work they’ve done during the off-season.

The doors will open to the public at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 29th and runs until 5:00 p.m. FREE pop and hotdogs will be given out while supplies last.

The 2014 Deer Creek Speedway clothing line will be released during the show and fans in attendance will get first shot at the latest Deer Creek swag. Kids can also get an early start on the season as the KIDS CLUB crew will be on hand to sign up new members.

Teams that are interested in having their car on display are urged to call the speedway office at 507-754-6107 or email cole@deercreekspeedway.com [mailto:cole@deercreekspeedway.com] to ensure we make the proper accommodations. Teams are requested to have their cars unloaded by 8:00 a.m. on the day of the show.

Trophies will be awarded in all weekly classes including the Truck Country Slingshots. The show will be indoors in the event of inclement weather. Drivers who bring their car to the show will receive 2 FREE front gate tickets and 1 FREE pit pass to any regular points race event.

Clements Chevrolet Cadillac and Subaru – “Keeping you on the Move”

Located at 1000-12th Street SW – Rochester, MN 55902 – (Located at the gateway of the Apache Mall)

For more information visit us online at www.deercreekspeedway.com  or “LIKE” our Facebook Page. You can also follow us on Twitter @DeerCreekSpeed (#TheCreek) or on our YouTube Channel.

>USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship coming to The Creek

December 18th, 2013

SPRING VALLEY, MN – For the first time since 1988, the “Thunder & Lightning” of the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship treks north for a visit to Minnesota. Deer Creek Speedway hosts the return on Saturday June 21st, as the wingless warriors visit the Spring Valley, MN oval for the first time. Tickets for this historic event will go on sale Thursday, December 19th at 8:00 a.m. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here or by calling 1-877-DCS-Race. (507-754-6107)

“I’m really excited to see Deer Creek Speedway on our schedule. I’m always wanting to race at new places and visit some new areas, and all I’ve heard about Deer Creek Speedway is how nice the place is. It should be a fun weekend, and hopefully the fans up north are looking forward to it as much as we are,” said back-to-back series champion Bryan Clauson, who will defend his crown in 2014 along with his ony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian #20 team. Clauson finished the season with seven wins, as did series runner-up Dave Darland and “Most Improved” Kevin Thomas, Jr., both of whom will be expected at Deer Creek Speedway along with a host of others traveling from USAC’s home base in Indiana.

The weekend is filled with two races in Wisconsin, as AMSOIL Speedway in Superior fills Friday’s slot before the weekend finishes on Sunday at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie.

“We were happy to get this trip put together to give us an opportunity to get to Deer Creek,” said Sprint Car Series Coordinator Jason McCord, adding, “Getting a three-race weekend and some incentives together for our traveling teams should enable us to bring a healthy bunch of cars up there. It will be great to see USAC Sprint Cars in new territory putting on the fantastic races they’re known for.”

USAC’s last visit to Minnesota was a rare winged event at Jackson won by Danny Lasoski. The Minnesota history runs deep in USAC, however, as legendary drivers Don Branson and Jud Larson won a pair of 1964 races at the State Fairgrounds in St. Paul.

For more information, visit DeerCreekSpeedway.com or “LIKE” our Facebook Page. You can also follow us on Twitter @DeerCreekSpeed (#TheCreek) or on our YouTube channel. To learn more about the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship visit them online at USACracing.com. 

RaceWise Dirt Track Chassis School – Are you overlooking the most critical component of your racing program?

December 14th, 2013

SPRING VALLEY, MN – Are you ready to start winning? Are you tired of always guessing? If you answered yes to either of those questions it’s time your start leaning the facts. Winning takes knowledge and RaceWise teaches you what adjustments to make, when, and why. Deer Creek Speedway has yet again teamed up with Mark Bush to bring you the RaceWise Dirt Track Chassis School on February 7-9th to help drivers take that next step in their racing program. This year we are excited to welcome on a new partner, Kevin Stoa Engineering.

KS Engineering was home to over 235 feature wins in 2012 and has nearly 50 years of combined engine building and automotive service experience. In celebration of this new partnership attendees that are registered by January 1st will be entered into a drawing for a FREE engine dyno session courtesy of Kevin Stoa and the staff at KS Engineering. The winner will have the opportunity to have their engine put through a FREE dyno session during one of the evening events.

This year we are also excited to announce a new location, the Riverland Community College in Albert Lea, MN.
To register or for more information call 1-877-327-7223 or visit www.deercreekspeedway.com
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RaceWise simplifies handling & learning: * Instruction is racer friendly, well organized, in-depth and delivered in an easy to follow, step-by-step manner * Special simulators, actual suspensions, overhead projectors and videos facilitate learning. * Note taking is minimal. Class follows the 145 page RaceWise Dirt Track Chassis School Handbook full of suspension diagrams, tuning & set-up guides, tire compound charts/ grooving patterns, maintenance & set-up procedures/ diagrams, spring & shock charts, and much more.

Stop Guessing: RaceWise takes the mystery out of improving handling! You will learn how to recognize and correct handling problems on your own. LEARN: * How your tires & suspension actually work * What actually causes improper handling * The best set-ups for different track conditions & types Learn the Facts: Winning takes knowledge. RaceWise teaches you what adjustments to make when & why.

LEARN: * Weight transfer tuning * Spring & shock selection / positions / lengths * Tire selection/ preparation / stagger * Rear suspension/ selection/ tuning (all types) * Front suspension geometry/ tuning * Correct driving technique adjustments For more information visit us online at www.deercreekspeedway.com  or “LIKE” our Facebook Page. You can also follow us on Twitter @DeerCreekSpeed (#TheCreek) or on our YouTube Channel.

Time to turn in those vacation slips to ensure you don’t miss the action! Deer Creek Schedule released

December 12th, 2013

SPRING VALLEY, MN – The crew at The Creek is hard at it this off season and is excited to announce the 2014 schedule of events. We wanted to ensure we gave the greatest fans in the country as much time as possible to turn in their vacation slips and make plans for the upcoming season. What better way to spend your hard earned time off than with friends and family at the races.

It’s also a great time to reserve your favorite seat for the upcoming season as tickets are already on sale for a number of events. Also, as a friendly reminder, don’t forget that sections A & B in the main grandstands are non-smoking. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here or by calling 1-877-DCS-Race. (507-754-6107) Gift certificates are also available along with the popular 5 for 55 bundle and pit pass punch cards. They make great stocking stuffers! We are also happy to continue a Deer Creek tradition of allowing kids 12 & under in for FREE to all weekly point race events.

ATTENTION 2013 GOPHER 50 AND CLASH AT THE CREEK TICKET HOLDERS!
If you purchased reserved tickets to the 2013 Gopher 50 or Clash at the Creek you should have or will be receiving a renewal card in the mail in the near future. You will have from December 2nd to the 16th to renew your 2013 seats. Your seats will be held until 8:00 a.m. on December 17th, at that time all remaining seats will open to the general public for purchase. If you have questions in regards to this please e-mail us at info@deercreekspeedway.com or call 1-877-DCS-Race. (507) 754-6107

2014 Deer Creek Speedway Schedule of Events
* Friday, Feb 7-9th 2014 – RaceWise Chassis School
* Saturday, Mar 29 2014 – Car Show
* Wednesday, Apr 2 2014 – Practice
* Saturday, Apr 5 2014 – Season Opener
* Saturday, Apr 12 2014 – Points Race
* Saturday, Apr 19 2014 – Points Race
* Saturday, Apr 26 2014 – Points Race
* Saturday, May 3 2014 – Points Race
* Saturday, May 10 2014 – Points Race
* Saturday, May 17 2014 – School Bus Races
* Saturday, May 24 2014 – USMTS Southern MN Spring Challenge
* Saturday, May 31 2014 – Points Race
* Saturday, Jun 7 2014 – Points Race
* Saturday, Jun 14 2014 – Points Race
* Saturday, Jun 21 2014 – Points Race
* Saturday, Jun 28 2014 – Mid-Season Points/Mascot Night
* Saturday, Jul 5 2014 – Firecracker
* Saturday, Jul 12 2014 – World of Outlaw Late Model – Gopher 50
* Saturday, Jul 19 2014 – Points Race/Jam The Stands
* Wednesday-Saturday, Jul 23rd-26th 2014 – World Modified Dirt Track Championship
* Saturday, Aug 2 2014 – No Racing
* Saturday, Aug 9 2014 – Points Race
* Saturday, Aug 16 2014 – Points Race
* Saturday, Aug 23 2014 – Season Championship
* Saturday, Aug 30 2014 – USMTS Labor Day Duel
* Saturday, Sep 13 2014 – World of Outlaw Sprint Car – Clash At The Creek
* Wednesday-Saturday, Sep 17th-20th 2014 – Fall Jamboree
* Saturday, Nov 15 2014 – 2014 Banquet
Dates and events are tentative and are subject to change.

For more information visit us online at www.deercreekspeedway.com or “LIKE” our Facebook Page. You can also follow us on Twitter @DeerCreekSpeed (#TheCreek) or on our YouTube Channel.

Deer Creek Honors Champions at Banquet

November 19th, 2013

Spring Valley MN–The Annual Deer Creek Speedway Awards Banquet was held November 16 at the Eagles Club in Rochester. After a great meal the award presentations started with 330 people in attendance.

First up where the Button Buck Speedway drivers.

In the Pee-Wee division Joe Chisholm took home his first track championship ahead of Braden Brauer, Ayden Howard, Jayden Larson and Easton Wasmund. Chisholm took home the titlewith four class wins during the season and three heat race wins. Ayden Howard picked up the most improved driver award in the Pee-Wee slingshots.

In the Junior Division Jim Chisholm took home the win by 15 points over Keagan Einck, AJ Hoff, Anthony Johnson and Evan Reyna. Chisholm took home the title with four feature wins and seven heat wins. Makayla Wagner took home the most improved driver award in the junior slingshot division.

Jim Chisholm repeated his title manners by winning the Senior Division this season also with five feature wins and nine heat race wins. The seasons winning ways put Jim Chisholm on top of all drivers with a total of 29 slingshot feature wins in his career. Chisholm took home the title over Keagan Einck, Jackson Hale, AJ Hoff and Anthony Johnston. AJ Hoff took home the most improved driver in the seniors.

Other awards handed out through the night for the slingshots were Jason Hoff who took home the A&A Electric House Car Challenge. His time bested the efforts of all people who took a turn in the House Car over the season.

Karlie Wagner showed throughout the year what sportsmanship was all about and took home the Button Buck Speedway Sportsmanship of the year award. Ryan Einck too home the Button Buck Parent Sportsmanship Award.

Next up were the Deer Creek Speedway Awards. Mike Prochnow took home the Championship becoming the first driver in history to win four straight track championships. Prochnow took home the title for the Altenburg Construction WISSOTA Late Models with three feature wins. Six different drivers visited victory lane for the Late Models during the season. Prochnow won the championship over Nate Beyenhof, Kyle Jumbeck, Justin Sass and Joe Ludemann. Beyenhof was also selected as the most improved driver in the division for the 2013 season.

In the NAPA Auto Care Centers USRA Modifieds Jason Cummins took home his fifth track title which is also the most titles awarded to any one driver. Cummins only took home one win but had nine top five finishes in the ultracompetitive division in 2013. Other highlights included Mike Sorensen winning his 50th career feature win at the speedway which is second all time in wins at the speedway. Cummins took home the title beating out Brandon Davis, Mike Sorensen, Josh Angst and Steve Wetzstein. Darwyn Karau took home the most improved driver of the year award in the division.

Jeff Brauer finally got his track title in the Wagner Trucking WISSOTA Super Stock division by beating out Kelly Anderson, Tommy Richards, Kevin Hager and Brain Fetting for the 2013 title Brauer led the way with five feature wins which moved him into third in all time super stock wins by a driver during their career. Brauer now holds the fifth highest wins ever at the speedway through all the divisions he has raced in with 38 total wins. Ryan Henderson was named the WISSOTA National Rookie of the year. Brandon Duellman took home the title of most improved driver in the division in 2013.

Jared Boumeester took home the title in the Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modified division for 2013 topping Jason Born, Casey Trom, Greg Pfeifer Jr., and Ron Jablonske. Boumeester won twice at the speedway during the season and finished in the top five in eleven of twelve races on his way to his second track title. Ron Jablonske took home the most improved driver for the division in 2013.

Mike Blowers repeated as track champion for the SixTwo Graphics WISSOTA Street Stocks topping Danny Richards, Shaun Mann, Danny Hanson and Troy Voth. Blowers took home four wins in 2013 and only finished out of the top three once. Blowers also finished eighth in national points during the season. Bernie Adams took home his first feature win during 2013 on his way to most improved driver in the division.

Jacob Bleess took home the top honors in the class with the most cars in 2013 with his title in the Left Lane Transport USRA B-Modifieds. Bleess topped Cole Queensland, Erik Kanz, Ben Moudry and Brandon Hare on the way to his second straight track championship. Bleess won with three times during the season. Ben Moudry took home the most improved driver award.

Other awards presented during the night was Jerry Young winner of the hard luck award. Dustin Sorensen winner of the Rookie of the Year award for all rookies at the speedway. Jason Born took home top honors in the sportsmanship of the year award at the speedway in 2013.

A tentative schedule was announced for the 2014 season and will be up on the website shortly. Ticket Sales for the 2014 season will start as soon as the final schedule is completed at the end of November or the beginning of December with Gift Certificates also available for great Christmas gifts.

A special thanks to Todd Narveson the announcer at the speedway who is also the tracks historian/statistician for all the great information throughout the season. He has information on all wins, heat and features for all races at the speedway readily available at his fingertips each night and is always providing this information to the fans and drivers.

Also a special thanks to the seasonal, nightly and special event sponsors at Deer Creek Speedway. They all help to make each night its own unique event at the Speedway throughout the year.

Thank you also to the businesses who provide some of the nicest contingency prizes presented at any awards banquet. Each year the prizes seem to get better with plenty of them for every driver on hand to receive at least one prize if not more.

We look forward to seeing everyone at Deer Creek Speedway in 2014

2013 Awards Banquet Information for Deer Creek Speedway and Button Buck Speedway teams and drivers to be honored

November 2nd, 2013

SPRING VALLEY, MN -The 2013 Deer Creek Speedway and Button Buck Speedway awards banquet will be held on Saturday, November, 16th at the Eagles Club in Rochester, MN.

Drivers, fans, media and sponsors as are invited to join us in honoring the accomplishments of some of the most talented high-powered pilots in the country.

Seating is limited and is expected to sell out so purchase your tickets today.

Group purchases of 8 or 12 may reserve a table online today by clicking here or by calling 1-877-DCS-Race during normal business hours, Monday through Friday between 8:00a.m. and 5:00p.m. (507-754-6107) Tickets are $30 and include the following.

5:00 – Social Hour: All drivers in attendance will be eligible for additional gifts and door prizes.
6:00 – Meal consisting of Roast Beef with Brugundy Sauce, Chicken Kiev, Garlic Mash Potato, Salad, Dinner Roll, Green Beans, Coffee/Punch, and Pasta Salad.
7:00 – Award Ceremony including trophy presentations, year in review videos and comments from our champions.
8:30 – 12:30 Entertainment (DJ)

The Best Western – Soldiers Field Tower & Suites will be the host hotel for the banquet with shuttles to and from The Eagles Club. Mention the “Deer Creek” rate to receive the discounted rate of $89 per night. Call 1-800-366-2067 to reserve your room today.

Best Western – Soldiers Field Tower and Suites: 401 6th Street SW – Rochester, MN 55902 Phone: 1-507-288-2677 or 1-800-366-2067. www.soldiersfield.com

The Rochester Eagles – 917 15th Avenue SE in Rochester, MN 5590 www.rochestermneaglesclub.com

Photos courtesy of Gulbranson Photo

For more information visit us online at www.deercreekspeedway.com or “LIKE” our Facebook Page. You can also follow us on Twitter @DeerCreekSpeed (#TheCreek) or on our YouTube Channel.

Jason Hughes Races to $8k Payday in Fall Jamboree

September 27th, 2013

Westville, Oklahoma – While Jason Hughes fell short in his bid to claim the Hunt for the Casey’s USMTS Championship over the weekend he did successfully power his #12 West Siloam Pawn/Hughes Race Car/Mullins Racing Engine Open Wheel Modified to the $8,000 win in the Fall Jamboree finale.

Jason Hughes entered the opening round of the 15th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree on Thursday evening, and he would face more than his fair share of bad luck over the course of the next 24 hours as he tried to claim his second USMTS title.

The opening round of the mega-event served as the final round of the Hunt for the Casey’s Cup USMTS National Championship. Eighty-nine entries registered for action, and after a three hour, rain delay action finally commenced with Jason starting 10th in his heat race, and despite an early-race altercation he would advance to a 6th place finish. His finish sent him to a b-main, which wouldn’t be contested until Friday evening due to curfew restrictions.

When action resumed his luck would not be any better as a flat tire in his b-main forced him to utilize a provisional to start 29th on the grid for the finale. In the 40 lap, $3,000-to-win feature Hughes mounted a great charge through the pack as he battled to a 5th place finish behind race winner, Ryan Gustin, Rodney Sanders, Jeremy Payne, and Jason Krohn. Despite his impressive performance Hughes fell just short in his bid for the title as Sanders claimed the USMTS National Championship.

Friday night found a complete new show being contested with a $4,000 top prize on the line. With 90 entries in the pit area Hughes battled back luck in heat race action before finishing 4th in a b-main to earn the 28th starting spot for the feature. He went on to retire on lap 3 of the feature event with mechanical woes to a 29th place finish.

With the 15th Annual Fall Jamboree drawing to a close on Saturday night, Hughes hoped to end the weekend on a high note, and he would achieve just that by racing to the $8,000 win, which marked his tenth win of 2013! Jason raced his way into the 6th starting spot for the 60 lap finale via his 13th to 2nd run in heat race action. He stalked early leader, Johnny Scott, until lap 21, when Hughes took over the top spot. Despite a late-race challenge from Terry Phillips, Hughes raced to the big victory. He was followed across the finish line by Phillips, Rodney Sanders, Kelly Shryock, and Ryan Gustin.

“It was a hell of a good track,” an elated Hughes said in victory lane. “I wish we could have come out with that championship. I think we had as good a shot as anybody, but we just couldn’t get qualified out of our heat. It was fun racing out there and I hope the fans enjoyed the show.”

In addition to the published $6,000 winner’s share of the prize money, Hughes also bagged an additional $1,000 from Red Tail Tackle and another $1,000 past champion bonus after he won the event for the fourth time in the last nine years.

Full results from the events as well as the final standings are available at www.USMTS.com .

Hughes is slated to not race anywhere this weekend. He will next return to competition on October 2nd-5th at Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kansas) with the inaugural Sunflower Showdown. For more information on the events, please visit www.USMTS.com .

Jason Hughes would like to thank his sponsors including West Siloam Pawn, Gressel Racing, Hughes Racing Chassis, Road Runner Trucking, LLC, Mullins Race Engines, JRI Shocks, Hanson Tire Service, Braka Operating, Sunoco Race Fuels, Mert’s Truck Center, SAEF Custom Finishing, Wheeler Metals Rainbow Graphics, Hooker Harness, Quarter Master, Beyea Custom Headers, Ultra-Shield Race Products, MB Machine & Tool, T&D Machine Products, Callies, Quick Car Racing Products, Dan Olson Racing Products, FSR Radiators & Racing Products, Tiger Rear Ends, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Sweet Mfg, Real Racing Wheels, Rod End Supply, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For more information on Jason Hughes, please visit www.JasonHughes12.com .

Hughes gets fourth Featherlite Fall Jamboree trophy

September 24th, 2013

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.-Although he came up short in his quest for a second USMTS national championship on Friday, Jason Hughes got the last laugh Saturday night at the Deer Creek Speedway with his fourth Featherlite Fall Jamboree title in nine years.

Hughes started his charge from the outside of the second row in the 60-lap main event that started 30 of the best open-wheel dirt modified drivers on the planet three-wide and ten rows deep.

He snuck underneath race-long leader Johnny Scott on lap 21 and then fended off 2011 Featherlite Fall Jamboree champion Terry Phillips the rest of the way to take home the $8,000 winners paycheck back to Watts, Okla.

“It was a hell of a good track,” an elated Hughes said in victory lane. “I wish we could have come out with that championship. I think we had as good a shot as anybody but we just couldn’t get qualified out of our heat. It was fun racing out there and I hope the fans enjoyed the show.”

Stealing the show at The Creek is nothing new for the 2010 USMTS national champ. After pocketing $20,000 here in July at the World Modified Dirt Track Championship, he returned Labor Day Weekend to score another $5,000 in the BP Labor Day Duel presented by Baudoin Oil.

In addition to the published $6,000 winner’s share of the prize money, Hughes also bagged an additional $1,000 from Red Tail Tackle and another $1,000 past champion bonus.

With his fourth Featherlite Fall Jamboree title, he remains the only repeat winner in the 15-year history of the event.

Phillips shadowed Hughes for most of the race, but was unable to exact revenge for the last-lap, last-corner pass Hughes put on him in the 2009 event.

“I’m old. I’m sore. But we had a decent run,” Phillips said following the race. “He just had a better car tonight. He could turn better and as the race went on I got tighter, but we gave it a whirl.”

Sanders, who sealed the deal on the 2013 USMTS national championship Friday night, smacked the wall on the first lap and dropped all the way back to 14th on the first lap but rebounded for a third-place finish.

“I made a mistake on the first lap, hit the wall and kind of faded back,” said Sanders. “But we had a good car and were able to get back up through there. We were just a little too tight, but it was a good run.”

Kelly Shryock put a bow on a satisfying weekend with a fourth-place finish after starting 14th on the grid. In addition to winning the main event Friday night, he also finished ninth in Thursday’s feature race that was delayed to Friday evening.

Ryan Gustin won the first main event on Friday night and added a fifth-place finish in Saturday’s finale.

Defending Featherlite Fall Jamboree champion Joey Jensen notched a sixth-place finish, Scott held on for seventh, Jeremy Payne came from 22nd to finish eighth, Tommy Myer came from 21st to ninth and Tim Setzer wrapped up his first trip to the 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval with a tenth-place finish.

In the always-exciting Non-Qualifiers Race, Mississippi Thunder Speedway boss Bob Timm fought his way from 16th to first to the lead in 19 laps, then led the final six circuits to claim the $2,000 prize.

Jay Ihrke led most of the race and finished second ahead of Eric Pember, Chris Oertel and Greg Jensen. The hard charger of the race was Topeka’s Steven Bowers Jr. who came from 23rd to finish sixth.

The 15th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree is made possible with the support of Featherlite Trailers, Casey’s General Stores, Dakota Bumper, Husqvarna, L&D Ag, Red Tail Tackle, Weber Auto Parts NAPA and many others.

Saturday night’s checkered flag closed the curtain on the 2013 season at the Deer Creek Speedway. The next event on tap for the United States Modified Touring Series is the inaugural Sunflower Showdown presented by Kenny’s Tile set for Oct. 2-5 at the Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Iron Man Challenge USRA B-Mod win to Hovey at Featherlite Fall Jamboree

September 23rd, 2013

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. -Troy Hovey of Castalia, Iowa, turned in a dominating performance Friday night, winning the Iron Man Challenge USRA B-Mod main event during the 15th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree at the Deer Creek Speedway. Hovey, who leads the USRA Weekly Racing Series national points for the USRA B-Mods, took control early on and drove away from the field.

Several cautions kept the pack nearby, but Hovey was flawless on each restart and took the checkered flag with ten car-lengths to spare over runner-up finisher Shaun Walski.

Not only did Hovey earn valuable points in the USRA Weekly Racing Series, but also moved into second place in the Iron Man Challenge standings behind points leader Cory Crapser who failed to finish Friday night’s feature.

Jacob Bleess was third in the main event, Mason Daughters got fourth and Aaron Benson rounded out the top 5. Sixth through tenth were Jenae Gustin, Dustin Sorenson, Brandon Hare, Alex Williamson and Mark Motl.

Saturday’s explosive finale will feature the hottest dirt modified pilots in the nation as USRA B-Mod drivers battle for a $750 top prize and at least $100 just to take the green flag in the main event. The annual Bean Bag Tournament begins earlier in the day at noon.

On Saturday mornings, breakfast will be served by the Bear Creek Lutheran Church in the hospitality area from 8-11 a.m.

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. For more information visit www.deercreekspeedway.com online or call 877-DCS-RACE.

The 15th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree is made possible with the support of Featherlite Trailers, Casey’s General Stores, Dakota Bumper, Husqvarna, L&D Ag, Red Tail Tackle, Weber Auto Parts NAPA and many others.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv.

Shryock returns to Deer Creek winners circle, snags first Featherlite Fall Jamboree win since 2005

September 23rd, 2013

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. – The old saying Good things come to those who wait is one that Kelly Shryock can attest to after notching a wire-to-wire victory Friday night at the Deer Creek Speedway during Round 2 of the 15th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree.

The 40-lap USMTS main event rolled onto the track shortly after midnight with Shryock on the pole and a $4,000 top prize up for grabs.

The nine-time USMTS National Champion immediately took command with Eric Pember, Jeremy Payne and newly-crowned USMTS National Champion Rodney Sanders in pursuit.

Shryock built a ten-car-length lead by lap 9 when the race’s pace slowed for a caution flag when Sanders pulled to the top of turn 4 with mechanical issues. About five hours earlier, Sanders finished second to Ryan Gustin in the delayed Thursday night feature which opened the Friday night show.

Shortly after the restart, most of the field began to fall in line as the middle groove of the track started to blacken from the rubber built up after 417 laps previously run on the high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval Friday night.

From that point forward, nobody could get close to Shryock as the Fertile, Iowa, veteran sailed into the winners circle to record his 180th career USMTS victory and his first at Deer Creek Speedway in 44 USMTS events here since May 26, 2007.

It’s been a long time,” Shryock said in victory lane. “We’re not the biggest funded team but I’ll tell you there’s nobody works harder than our group. We just keep working and we’re not giving up.”

Shryock’s emotions got the better of him when USMTS announcer Lon Oelke reminded him that his late father and legendary racer, Bob Shryock, was looking down on him tonight.

“We had a little talk with him right before we went out,” Shryock added.

Shryock’s second win of the 2013 campaign was worth $4,000. It was his tenth overall USMTS win at The Creek and his first at the Featherlite Fall Jamboree since opening night at the seventh annual event in 2005. He won the first-ever USMTS main event at the Deer Creek Speedway on May 25, 2002.

Pember’s career-best USMTS finish never happened as a flat tire on the final lap ended his strong run. His misfortune helped Payne notch a second-place finish to go with his fourth earlier in the night.

2007 USMTS National Champion Jason Krohn finished third for the second time tonight while Terry Phillips and Stormy Scott rounded out the top 5. Sixth through tenth were Johnny Scott, Joey Jensen, Bryan Rowland, Mike Sorensen and Brandon Davis.

Saturday’s explosive finale will feature the hottest dirt modified pilots in the nation battling for one of 30 spots in the main event that will take the green flag three cars wide and ten rows deep. Drivers will battle for a $6,000 top prize and at least $900 just to take the green flag.

And if that isn’t enough, drivers failing to make Saturday’s finale will have a chance at one of 30 spots in the annual Non-Qualifiers Race which carries a $2,000 top prize and pays $400 to start.

The annual Bean Bag Tournament begins earlier in the day at noon. Breakfast will be served by the Bear Creek Lutheran Church in the hospitality area from 8-11 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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. For more information visit www.deercreekspeedway.com online or call 877-DCS-RACE.

The 15th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree is made possible with the support of Featherlite Trailers, Casey’s General Stores, Dakota Bumper, Husqvarna, L&D Ag, Red Tail Tackle, Weber Auto Parts NAPA and many others.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Gustin gets first Featherlite Fall Jamboree trophy, passes USMTS National Championship torch to Sanders

September 23rd, 2013

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.-Hollywood could not have scripted a better finish in the opening feature at the 15th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree Friday night, or a more thrilling finish to the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup.

After a 24-hour delay for rain and time constraints on Thursday night at the Deer Creek Speedway, the season-long battle to become the next USMTS National Champion came down to three drivers slugging it out down to the last corner of the last lap of the last race.

In a 40-lap main event that had more action from front to back than one person’s pair of eyeballs could possibly follow all at once, it was Ryan Gustin getting the win after holding off Rodney Sanders in a side-by-side battle from start to finish.

While Gustin came into the final points race in the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup already eliminated from the title hunt, he did the next best thing by winning a main event at the Featherlite Fall Jamboree for the first time in his career.

And while Sanders finished second to the two-time defending USMTS National Champion, his effort was enough to capture the 2013 USMTS National Championship the first of his career and the first for a driver from the State of Texas.

Following the race,”The Reaper” celebrated his feature win as he passed the torch to “The Rocket.”

“I was off, I have to thank Rodney Sanders. That’s the cleanest anybody could ever drive you, that’s for sure,” Gustin said. “Congratulations to Rodney on his first championship. It’s well deserved.”

Gustin led all but two laps as Sanders was able to sneak underneath to lead laps 19-20. It was the 66th career win for the 22-year-old from Marshalltown, Iowa, and put $3,000 in his pocket.

Coming into the race sitting third in the points standings, Sanders started third in the 40-lapper while points leader Johnny Scott started tenth and second-ranked Jason Hughes began his quest from the 29th spot in the last row of the 30-car field. As fans kept one eye on the battle for the lead, the other eye went back and forth from watching Scott move forward and Hughes charging through the field.

Two early-race cautions gave an assist to Hughes as he found himself running 19th with just two laps in the books. He was up to 14th by lap seven and ten lap later was already up to sixth and following Scott around the high-banked 3/8-mile dirt oval.

The 2010 USMTS National Champion was fifth by the time they reached the halfway point in the race, but Hughes was never able to advance further during the last half of the race.

One final yellow flag with six laps to go helped Jeremy Payne roar around the outside of Sanders to grab the runner-up position while Hughes and Scott shadowed Sanders around the low and middle lanes of the racing surface.

Sanders, however, was flawless over the final five circuits, getting back around Payne with four laps to go to finish second and clinch the title while teammate Jason Krohn maneuvered to a third-place finish with a last-lap pass of Payne. Hughes finished fifth and Scott was sixth to close out the closest championship battle in the 15-year history of the United States Modified Touring Series.

Matt Dotson claimed the seventh spot, Mike Sorensen was eighth, Kelly Shryock raced from 27th on the grid to finish ninth and Steve Whiteaker Jr. was the tenth driver to cross the finish line.

Entering the final race trailing Scott by eight points, Sanders emerged with a seven-point cushion over his fellow 23-year-old. Hughes wound up third in the final rankings, just four markers behind Scott.

Stormy Scott’s run from 30th to 11th in the main event allowed him to fend off Payne by 16 points for fourth in the final rankings. Zack VanderBeek, Gustin, Shryock, Lucas Schott and Dereck Ramirez rounded out the final top 10 in points for the 2013 campaign.

With the one-day-delayed Thursday program in the books, drivers and fans got ready for yet another full program of racing following the checkered flag. Saturday’s explosive finale will feature the hottest dirt modified pilots in the nation battling for one of 30 spots in the main event that will take the green flag three cars wide and ten rows deep. Drivers will battle for a $6,000 top prize and at least $900 just to take the green flag.

And if that isn’t enough, drivers failing to make Saturdays finale will have a chance at one of 30 spots in the annual Non-Qualifiers Race which carries a $2,000 top prize and pays $400 to start.

The annual Bean Bag Tournament begins earlier in the day at noon. Breakfast will be served by the Bear Creek Lutheran Church in the hospitality area from 8-11 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

The Deer Creek Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval which sits on 60 acres with one of Americas most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and an adjoining campground. For more information visit www.deercreekspeedway.com online or call 877-DCS-RACE.

The 15th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree is made possible with the support of Featherlite Trailers, Casey’s General Stores, Dakota Bumper, Husqvarna, L&D Ag, Red Tail Tackle, Weber Auto Parts NAPA and many others.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Zvorak zips to first Iron Man Challenge win in delayed USRA B-Mod main at Featherlite Fall Jamboree

September 22nd, 2013

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. -After a 24-hour delay for rain and time constraints on Thursday, the Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA B-Mods completed their main event Friday night during the first leg of the 15th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree at the Deer Creek Speedway.

In the 20-lap main event, former street stock driver A.J. Zvorak of Blooming Prairie, Minn., led every lap to score the $500 top prize and earn his career-first victory in the open-wheel USRA B-Mod division.

Jacob Bleess snared the runner-up finish after a strong charge from the 13 starting spot, and was followed to the checkered flag by Dan Wheeler, Iron Man Challenge points leader Cory Crapser and Mark Motl. A complete program of heat races and main events for both the USRA B-Mods and USMTS Modifieds will take to the high-banked 3/8-mile oval.

Saturday’s explosive finale will feature the hottest dirt modified pilots in the nation as USRA B-Mod drivers battle for a $750 top prize and at least $100 just to take the green flag in the main event. The annual Bean Bag Tournament begins earlier in the day at noon. On Saturday mornings, breakfast will be served by the Bear Creek Lutheran Church in the hospitality area from 8-11 a.m.

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. For more information visit www.deercreekspeedway.com online or call 877-DCS-RACE.

The 15th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree is made possible with the support of Featherlite Trailers, Casey’s General Stores, Dakota Bumper, Husqvarna, L&D Ag, Red Tail Tackle, Weber Auto Parts NAPA and many others.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv.

Weather, clock pushes Thursdays Featherlite Fall Jamboree main events to Friday

September 20th, 2013

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.- The Deer Creek Speedway was able to conquer Mother Nature for the opener of the 15th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree on Thursday night, but were unable to beat the clock.

After a three-hour rain delay that would have forced less-prepared dirt tracks to pull the plug on the program, the crack staff at The Creek were able to return the track surface to racing condition and the show went on — for a while.

Five USRA B-Mod heat races were in the books when the rain began to fall around 7 p.m. With a midnight curfew looming, the five 15-lap heat races for the USMTS Modifieds were completed and two USRA B-Mod C Mains were wrapped up before the on-track action was halted.

Four Real Racing Wheels B Mains and the A Mains for both classes will be completed Friday evening with a start time set for 6 p.m. That will be followed by the complete, regularly-scheduled Friday night program of qualifying races and main events.

For their patience during the weather delay, fans were treated to some wild action on the track. A smooth, wet, sticky surface provided high speeds all the way around the high-banked 3/8-mile oval but also made for difficult passing for some.

Others, however, were able to maneuver their way through the field and put themselves in enviable positions going into tomorrows feature races.

An impressive high-side move around defending Featherlite Fall Jamboree winner Joey Jensen earned sixth-starting Tommy Weder Jr. a win in PBM Performance Products Heat Race #4 and the most passing points of the six heats.

Rodney Sanders, Tim Setzer, Jeremy Payne, Joe Duvall, Ryan Gustin, Mike Sorensen and Corey Dripps filled out the rest of the top eight in passing points and will redraw for the first eight starting spots in the $3,000-to-win make-up feature Friday.

Setzer is making his maiden voyage to the Deer Creek Speedway and finished third in JRi Shocks Heat Race #2 after starting tenth on the grid.

Sanders, who sits third in the points standings, won the final heat race to give himself the best starting spot of the three drivers contending for the USMTS National Championship. Points leader Johnny Scott finished second in his heat race and will start tenth in the postponed main event.

2010 USMTS National Champion Jason Hughes escaped disaster when he was sandwiched in a three-wide battle exiting turn 4 on the second lap of the opening heat race. The front end of his #12 Hughes Racing Chassis launched into the air, but he was able to continue despite significant body damage.

After starting tenth, however, he was only able to manage a sixth-place finish and will start fifth in the second Real Racing Wheels B Main. Best case scenario, a win would give him the 14th starting spot in the 40-lap A Main. Worst case scenario, he is guaranteed a provisional starting spot (if needed) in the last row of the 30-car field.

Fridays first main event carries a $3,000 top prize and pays a minimum of $450 to each of the 30 starters. Following the completion of the postponed activities from Thursday night, the USMTS Modifieds will hit the track again with a full complement of heat races, “B” Mains and a feature race will pay $4,000 to the winner and $550 for each of the 30 starters. Gates open for the fans at 4 p.m. and the first green flag waves at 6 p.m.

Fans, drivers, crews and families will put a lid on Fridays festivities with the return of The Dweebs performing live on stage following the races.

Saturday’s explosive finale will feature the hottest dirt modified pilots in the nation battling for one of 30 spots in the main event that will take the green flag three cars wide and ten rows deep. Drivers will battle for a $6,000 top prize and at least $900 just to take the green flag.

And if that isn’t enough, drivers failing to make Saturday’s finale will have a chance at one of 30 spots in the annual Non-Qualifiers Race which carries a $2,000 top prize and pays $400 to start.

The annual Bean Bag Tournament begins earlier in the day at noon.

Breakfast will be served by the Bear Creek Lutheran Church in the hospitality area from 8-11 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

The Deer Creek Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval which sits on 60 acres with one of Americas most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and an adjoining campground. For more information visit www.deercreekspeedway.com online or call 877-DCS-RACE.

The 15th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree is made possible with the support of Featherlite Trailers, Casey’s General Stores, Dakota Bumper, Husqvarna, L&D Ag, Red Tail Tackle, Weber Auto Parts NAPA and many others.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Featherlite Fall Jamboree set for live broadcast on RacinDirt.TV

September 19th, 2013

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.-The nation’s Best of the Best take on the Deer Creek Speedway this week for the 15th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree, and fans unable to attend in person can catch every lap at the undisputed marquee event for Americas most talented open-wheel dirt modified drivers live online at www.RacinDirt.TV.

RacinDirt provided race fans with live coverage of the 3rd Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Bauer Built Tire and Hanson Tire Service in July, and have served up unparalleled on-demand video coverage of USMTS events throughout the 2013 campaign.

Slated for this Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 19-21, the live pay-per-view broadcast will be available all three nights for race fans that do not have the fortune of attending the most prestigious dirt modified event on the planet.

Subscribers will witness a complete program of heat races, B-Mains and A-Main in both the USMTS Modifieds and Iron Man Challenge USRA B-Mods each day. Thursdays event will also be the final USMTS points race in the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup and culminate with the crowning of the 2013 USMTS National Champion.

If you can’t be at the Deer Creek Speedway this week, don’t sweat it. You don’t have to miss a single lap or listen to all of the stories about what might have been. Its easy to watch, simply visit www.RacinDirt.TV and tune in live this week.

A three-day subscription to the pay-per-view event is just $74.95. Single-day subscriptions are $24.95 on Thursday and Friday or $29.95 for Saturdays finale. All major credit cards and PayPal are accepted.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/USMTSTV.

Pittman, Schatz Bring World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Battle to Clay County, Deer Creek

September 14th, 2013

SPENCER, Iowa – For the past four years, Daryn Pittman was competing throughout Central Pennsylvania against some of the toughest sprint car racers in the country. Now, he’s on top of the world. The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, that is.

Kasey Kahne picked Pittman, a native of Owasso, Okla., to drive his #9 Great Clips
car this season and Pittman has not disappointed. He won the opening night of the
season in February at Volusia Speedway Park and has led the championship standings
ever since. Neither Pittman nor Kahne has ever won a World of Outlaws STP Sprint
Car title, and heading into this weekend on Friday at the Clay County Fair Speedway
and Saturday at Deer Creek Speedway he has a 66-point lead over Donny Schatz.

Schatz, of Fargo, N.D., who drives the Tony Stewart Racing STP/Armor All car, is
doing all he can to chase down Pittman and win his sixth World of Outlaws STP Sprint
Car Series championship. Nobody has been hotter this season than Schatz, who already
has tied his single-season career high for victories at 19, including his seventh
Knoxville Nationals title.

With only 10 races left in the season, the championship battle will be front and
center this weekend and Schatz is primed to make some noise. The Outlaws have raced
seven times at Clay County and Schatz has won three of those races, including last
fall. Pittman has raced only twice at Clay County (2007 and 2008) with a best finish
of 17th.

The bigger challenge for Pittman could come on Saturday at Deer Creek. Pittman has
never competed in a World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event at the track in
Spring Valley, Minn., while Schatz has finished second three times and fourth once.

The only driver to win at both venues is Craig Dollansky, of Elk River, Minn., who
is no doubt excited to be racing in the upper Midwest for the first time in several
weeks.

As Schatz has the most World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series wins at Clay County,
Joey Saldana leads the way at Deer Creek, where he earned victories in 2009 and
2010. Saldana has been a championship contender all year after forming a new team
with Minnesotan Dan Motter this season. Saldana and the Motter Motorsports team
earned their first victory on Friday night in a sign that things are beginning to
click for the new team.

No matter where the Outlaws race, there are always two drivers who can never be
counted out, Steve Kinser and Sammy Swindell, the top two all-time winners in World
of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series history. Kinser counts among his 576 career victories a 2011 win at Deer Creek, but neither driver has won at Clay County.

On-track activity is slated to begin at 6:45 p.m. on Friday night at Clay County and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at Deer Creek.

Featherlite Fall Jamboree golf scramble features great prizes, open to everybody

September 13th, 2013

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. — The 15th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree—the
undisputed marquee event for America’s most talented open-wheel dirt modified
drivers takes place at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., Sept. 19-22.

While the racing is serious business, fun and games (and possibly some serious cash)
are in store for golfers again this year at the annual Fall Jamboree Golf Scramble
where participants will find themselves chasing birdies at one of the most scenic
golf courses in Southern Minnesota.

Located just minutes from the racetrack, the Oak Summit Golf Course in Rochester
will host this years Fall Jamboree Golf Scramble on Friday, Sept. 20.

Several great items will be given away, including drivers, clubs, putters, balls,
hats, shirts and shoes. A meal will be served at the turn in the club house. Dozens
of flag prizes and post-tournament awards will be up for grabs. There will be cash
prizes for the longest drive on two holes, longest putt on two holes and closet to
the pin on two holes.

As in the past, the format for this year’s outing will be a four-person
best-ball contest with a Texas-style shotgun start. Entry is $100 per person and
covers all cash prizes and giveaways, golfing and cart and meal.

Drivers, crewmembers, sponsors, fans and their families and friends are invited to
join in the fun. The driving (golf balls) begins at 9:15 a.m. sharp on Friday.

Registration is going on now. To get entered, players must pre-pay and call the
USMTS office at 515-832-7944. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today.

Oak Summit Golf Course opened in 1992 when Leon DeCook decided to convert his farm
land into a golf course. Nestled among rolling hills, great greens, wildlife and
mature trees, the layout will challenge even the most experienced golfer.

Oak Summit Golf Course is located 1/4 mile west of the Rochester Municipal Airport.
The physical address is 2751 County Highway 16, Rochester, MN 55902.

Three complete shows are on tap at the high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval for this
year’s Featherlite Fall Jamboree. The annual event will also feature USMTS
Modifieds and USRA B-Mods in action all three nights with a combined total purse of
nearly $200,000.

The Deer Creek Speedway is located off of I-90 at Exit 209, then 11.3 miles south on
US 63 (0.7 mile north of SR 16). Fan may purchase tickets online at
www.deercreekspeedway.com or by calling toll-free 877-DCS-RACE. For track or
campground info, call 507-346-2342 or email info@deercreekspeedway.com.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com
online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out
our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Iron Man Challenge USRA B-Mods set for three nights at 15th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree

September 15th, 2013

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. — In just one week, race fans will make their annual
pilgrimage to Spring Valley, Minn., to witness the nations Best of the Best take on the Deer Creek Speedway for the 15th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree the undisputed marquee event for Americas most talented open-wheel dirt modified drivers.

Set for Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 19-21, nearly $200,000 in prize money will be up
for grabs in this years blockbuster event. Joining the USMTS Modifieds, the Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA B-Mods will share the spotlight each day, racing for a top prize of $500, $600 and $750, respectively.

Fans will witness a complete show all three days with 150 to 200 top-flight teams
turning more than 300 laps each night.

Early bird race fans can get a free preview of the action and drivers will get their
chance to make final adjustments to their machines with an open practice from 6-9
p.m. on Wednesday.

Thursday’s USRA B-Mod main event carries a $500 top prize and pays a minimum of $75
to each of the feature race starters. Grandstand gates open at 4 p.m. and the first
green flag waves at 6:30 p.m. The night will wind down with entertainment from
Dueling Pianos following the races.

On Friday, the USRA B-Mod feature will pay $600 to the winner and $90 for each of
the starters. Gates open for the fans at 4 p.m. and the first green flag waves at
6:30 p.m. The day will kick off with the annual Golf Scramble in the morning. Fans,
drivers, crews and families will put a lid on Fridays festivities with the return of The Dweebs performing live on stage following the races.

The annual Bean Bag Tournament begins earlier in the day on Saturday. Saturday’s
explosive finale will feature the hottest dirt modified pilots in the nation as USRA
B-Mod drivers battle for a $750 top prize and at least $100 just to take the green
flag in the main event.

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning, breakfast will be served by the Bear Creek
Lutheran Church in the hospitality area from 8-11 a.m.

The entry fee is $50 per day or $125 for all three days. USRA B-Mod drivers can
pre-enter by calling the USRA office at 515-832-6000 or download the entry form at

http://goo.gl/Mb4ber.

All USRA rules apply. The top 12 in passing points locked into the “A”
Main each night. The top 8 will redraw for starting position and 6 drivers will
advance from the Mains to 24-car Main. Iron Man Challenge and USRA national points will be awarded each night.

Fan may purchase tickets online at www.deercreekspeedway.com or by calling toll-free
877-DCS-RACE. For track or campground info, call 507-346-2342 or email
info@deercreekspeedway.com.

The Deer Creek Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval which sits on 60 acres
with one of Americas most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and an
adjoining campground.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can
also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at
www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at
www.youtube.com/usratv.

Best of the Best ready for 15th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree Sept. 19-21

September 13th, 2013

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. — In just nine days, race fans will make their annual
pilgrimage to Spring Valley, Minn., to witness the nations Best of the Best
take on the Deer Creek Speedway for the 15th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree the undisputed marquee event for Americas most talented open-wheel dirt modified drivers.

Set for Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 19-21, nearly $200,000 in prize money will be up
for grabs in this years blockbuster event, with as much as $15,000 or more
possible to win over the course of three nights for the USMTS Modifieds.

The Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA B-Mods will share the spotlight each day,
racing for a top prize of $500, $600 and $750, respectively.

Fans will witness a complete show all three days with 150 to 200 top-flight teams
turning more than 300 laps each night.

And while each combatant will be squarely focused on garnering his or her share of
the loot, three drivers will have one eye on claiming the title of USMTS National
Champion.

For the sixth straight year, the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup will be
decided at the Featherlite Fall Jamboree with a $15,000 payday awaiting the 2013
series titlist.

After 17 of 18 Hunt races, Johnny Scott of Las Cruces, N.M., sits atop the standings with Jason Hughes of Watts, Okla., just seven markers back and Happy, Texas, hotshoe Rodney Sanders a mere one point behind Hughes.

While Scott and Sanders will be gunning for their first USMTS National Championship,
Hughes is looking to claim his second crown since winning his first in 2010.
Thursday night’s main event will be the final points race of the 2013
campaign.

Although eliminated from contention for the title, the rest of the Hunters also have some unfinished business as they look to solidify their positions among the elite in the final rankings.

Stormy Scott is fourth and just 33 points ahead of Jeremy Payne (1326 to 1293).
Sixth through tenth are Zack VanderBeek (1209), Kelly Shryock (1152), Ryan Gustin
(1145), Lucas Schott (1112) and Dereck Ramirez (1103).

Early bird race fans can get a free preview of the action and drivers will get their
chance to make final adjustments to their machines with an open practice from 6-9
p.m. on Wednesday.

Thursday’s USMTS Modified main event carries a $3,000 top prize and pays a minimum
of $450 to each of the 30 starters. Grandstand gates open at 4 p.m. and the first
green flag waves at 6:30 p.m. The night will wind down with entertainment from
Dueling Pianos following the races.

On Friday, the USMTS Modified feature will pay $4,000 to the winner and $550 for
each of the 30 starters. Gates open for the fans at 4 p.m. and the first green flag
waves at 6:30 p.m. The day will kick off with the annual golf tournament in the
morning. Fans, drivers, crews and families will put a lid on Fridays festivities with the return of The Dweebs performing live on stage following the races.

The annual Bean Bag Tournament begins earlier in the day on Saturday. Saturday’s
explosive finale will feature the hottest dirt modified pilots in the nation
battling for one of 30 spots in the USMTS Modified main event that will take the
green flag three cars wide and ten rows deep. Drivers will battle for a $6,000 top
prize and at least $900 just to take the green flag.

And if that isn’t enough, drivers failing to make Saturday’s finale will have a chance at one of 30 spots in the annual Non-Qualifiers Race which carries a $2,000 top prize and pays $400 to start … thats more than most modified races pay to win their main event.

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, breakfast will be served by the Bear Creek
Lutheran Church in the hospitality area from 8-11 a.m.

Fan may purchase tickets online at www.deercreekspeedway.com or by calling toll-free
877-DCS-RACE. For track or campground info, call 507-346-2342 or email
info@deercreekspeedway.com.

Drivers can enter by calling the USMTS office at 515-832-7944.

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.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com
online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out
our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Falck finds victory lane at Deer Creek Speedway

September 3rd, 2013

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.-Kyle Falck of Decorah, Iowa, earned his first Iron Man Challenge win of the season Saturday night in the 20-lap USRA Stock Car main event at the Deer Creek Speedway near Spring Valley, Minn.

Falck, who pocketed $750 for the victory, held off two-time USRA Stock Car National Champion Tom Schmitt at the finish line. Ironically, Falck finished second in last years Iron Man Challenge points after a total-wins tie-breaker gave Schmitt the title.

Schmitt barely nipped Lynn Panos for the runner-up position after Panos came from the 17th starting spot to make a charge at the end. Arlen Hoy and Kevin Donlan were fourth and fifth while Ned Kalis, Danny Cole, Ryan Goergen, Brent Tweten and Steve Jackson rounded out the top 10.

The points battle tightened up significantly as points leader Mitch Hovden dropped out with three laps to go and wound up 13th. Schmitt now trails Hovden by just 14 points (808 to 794). Falck jumped up to third ahead of Jackson and Panos sits fifth in the current standings with just three races remaining in the Iron Man Challenge for the USRA Stock Cars.

Both the USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods will return to the Cresco Speedway in Cresco, Iowa, tomorrow (Sunday, Sept. 1) with the USMTS Modifieds and USRA Hobby Stocks joining the stellar line-up on the 4/10-mile clay oval at the Howard County Fairgrounds.

USRA Stock Cars will pay $750 to win with a minimum $100 to start the main event. The entry fee is $25 for licensed or $35 for non-licensed drivers. USRA B-Mods will battle for $500 to win and no less than $75 to start the feature race. The entry fee is $20 for licensed or $30 for non-licensed drivers.

Pit gates open at 4:00, grandstands open at 4:30, hot laps begin at 6:00 and the first heat race gets the green flag at 6:30. Grandstand admission is $17 for adults ages 18 and older, $10 for students ages 13-17 and kids ages 12 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $35.

Fans can save $2 on an adult grandstand ticket with a coupon available on race day at the Caseys General Store located at 601 2nd Ave. SW in Cresco.

The Cresco Speedway is located 2 blocks north of SR 9 on SW 7th. Race day info is available by calling 563-547-3400 or at www.mhcfair.com. The Howard County Fairgrounds campground features seasonal camping with water, electrical hook-ups and a sewer dumping station.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv.

Hughes Grabs Baudoin Oil Labor Day Duel

September 3rd, 2013

SSpring Valley MN–Bryan Hernandez and Ryan Wetzstein raced out of turn two for the lead during the Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature event. Hernandez grabbed the lead at the end of lap one. Jared Boumeester immediately went to work and took over second spot from Wetzstein on lap two. Ryan Siegle ran in fourth and Don Schaefer in fifth early on. With three down Boumeester started to pressure Hernandez for the lead and on lap four took over the top spot. Siegle started to work low on Wetzstein for the third spot. Tony Schill moved under Schaefer for the fifth spot on lap eight and then moved alongside of Siegle for the fourth spot. Schill took over fourth on lap ten and then moved past Wetzstein on lap twelve for third. Schill closed up on Hernandez in second until a caution flew on lap fifteen. On the restart Boumeester pulled out front with Schill and Hernandez battling for second. Jason Haugerud worked into the fourth spot on the restart. At the finish it was Boumeester with the win followed by Hernandez, Schill, Haugerud and Wetzstein in the top five.

In the SixTwo Graphics WISSOTA Street Stock feature event the top six starters stayed side by side until the completion of lap one with Danny Hanson taking the early lead. Noah Grinstead and Kyle King raced side by side for second with Mike Blower behind them in fourth. With three completed Grinstead took over the second spot with Blower quickly moving into third. Hanson had pulled out to a comfortable lead with eight down. A caution on lap ten took away all of Hanson’s advantage. Hanson jumped back out front on the restart with Troy Voth, Grinstead and Blowers all racing for second. Blowers took over the second spot with Voth moving into third. Derek Ludington took advantage of the restart and moved into the fourth spot ahead of Grinstead. At the finish it was Hanson with the win, Blowers, Voth, Ludington and
Grinstead rounded out the top five.

Joey Jensen and Jeremy Payne paced the field for the 40-lap United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) feature event. Jensen took the early lead. Derek Ramirez and Payne battled for second on lap two. Ramirez took the spot with Jason Hughes following him through to third. Jason Krohn sat in fifth early on. A caution on lap four saw Jensen leading with Hughes moving into second. Krohn and Payne battled for third with Craig Thatcher now moving into the top five. Hughes took over the top spot from Jensen on lap nine just as another caution flew. On the restart Hughes led with Jensen in second. Jason Krohn immediately started to pressure Jensen for second with Payne and Thatcher racing for fourth. With eleven completed Krohn moved past Jensen for second. By lap fifteen the top side of the speedway was getting slightly faster than the bottom but the tacky cushion was giving those up top a little fit allowing some running lower to make some position gains. One of those making the bottom start to work was Thatcher and on lap twenty three he started to pressure Payne for fourth again. Thatcher took the spot on lap thirty and on lap thirty two pressured Jensen for the third spot. Thatcher took the spot on lap thirty three. The final caution flew on lap thirty six with Hughes leading on the restart. Thatcher worked past Krohn to take over the second spot as the laps wound down. At the finish it Hughes with the win and the $3,000 check. Thatcher came home second ahead of Krohn, Payne and Stormy Scott who finished fifth.

Racing action resumes at Deer Creek Speedway on September 14, with the Clash at the Creek Featuring the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars.

Hughes keeps title hopes alive with another win at The Creek

September 2nd, 2013

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.- Jason Hughes moved one step closer to claiming his second USMTS National Championship Saturday night with a decisive victory at the Deer Creek Speedway during the 8th Annual BP Labor Day Dual presented by Baudoin Oil.

Fresh off of his first win of the year one night earlier, Joey Jensen drew the pole and took charge of the 40-lap main event at the onset with Dereck Ramirez, Jeremy Payne and Hughes in hot pursuit.

Hughes quickly disposed of Payne and Ramirez, and then began to run down Jensen when the races first caution came out on lap 4. Five laps later, Hughes made his move and drove past Jensen to lead the ninth go-around.

From there, Hughes was flawless and sailed to his fourth win during the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup and ninth overall in 2013. It was also his second win at The Creek where he pocketed $20,000 just over a month ago after winning the World Modified Dirt Track Championship.

This win the 120th of his career was worth $5,300 which included a $2,000 bonus for taking part in the Big Dog Buy-In.

2007 USMTS National Champion Jason Krohn followed Hughes into second on lap 11. The races final yellow flag with four laps to go allowed Craig Thatcher to get by for the runner-up spot and Krohn had to settle for third at the finish line.

Payne held on for a fourth-place finish ahead of Stormy Scott. Jensen was sixth, Ryan Gustin took seventh, Johnny Scott was eighth, Rodney Sanders collected the Mesilla Valley Transportation Hard Charger Award for racing from 19th on the starting grid to ninth at the finish and Steve Wetzstein rounded out the top 10.

With just two races remaining in the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup, Johnny Scott holds down the top spot by just 12 points over Sanders (1362 to 1350) while Hughes narrowed the margin to just 23 markers out of first place.

Stormy Scott is fourth in the rankings and still mathematically alive in the title chase, albeit on life support. Payne is fifth, followed by Zack VanderBeek, Kelly Shryock, Ramirez, Gustin and Lucas Schott.

Thanks to tonights win by its owner, Hughes Racing Chassis clinched the 2013 Tiger Rear Ends Manufacturers Championship for the fourth straight year. GRT Race Cars will finish second in the standings for the second year in a row, while MB Customs has secured third place in its first year of USMTS competition. Skyrocket Chassis and LG2 Chassis are locked in for fourth and fifth in the year-end standings.

After a two-year hiatus, the series will return to the Cresco Speedway in Cresco, Iowa, on Sunday, Sept. 1, for a pivotal race during the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup. The Labor Day Weekend tilt will mark the 18th occasion that the lead-footed USMTS Modifieds have invaded the 4/10-mile clay oval at the Howard County Fairgrounds, and the first since Aug. 4, 2011, when Kelly Shryock notched his ninth career win at Cresco.

Mike Spaulding won the inaugural event here in 2002 while Alan Mondus won his first and only USMTS event at Cresco in 2006. Al Hejna and Jason Krohn each have two wins while Zack VanderBeek and Corey Dripps both have tasted victory once at Cresco. Joining the stellar line-up will be the Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods. USRA Hobby Stock will round out the four-class program.

Pit gates open at 4:00, grandstands open at 4:30, hot laps begin at 6:00 and the first heat race gets the green flag at 6:30. Grandstand admission is $17 for adults ages 18 and older, $10 for students ages 13-17 and kids ages 12 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $35.

Fans can save $2 on an adult grandstand ticket with a coupon available on race day at the Caseys General Store located at 601 2nd Ave. SW in Cresco. USMTS competitor Trevor Hunt and his Snickers-sponsored modified will be on hand for a meet’n greet with fans from 12-2 p.m.

The Cresco Speedway is located 2 blocks north of SR 9 on SW 7th. Race day info is available by calling 563-547-3400 or at www.mhcfair.com. The Howard County Fairgrounds campground features seasonal camping with water, electrical hook-ups and a sewer dumping station. The camping fee is $10 per night or $50 per week. Long term stays are available for discounted rate.

The final USMTS points race during The Hunt will take place on the first night of the 15th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree on Thursday, Sept. 19, back at the Deer Creek Speedway.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.comonline or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Iron Man Challenge in action Saturday at Deer Creek, Sunday at Cresco

August 31st, 2013

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa- As the sun begins to set on the 2013 racing season, plenty of unfinished business remains for the drivers in the Iron Man Challenge for USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods, including two big events this Labor
Day Weekend.

This Saturday, Aug. 31, the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., hosts the 8th Annual BP Labor Day Dual presented by Baudoin Oil. The Creek sits on 60 acres of scenic rural rolling hills with one of Americas most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and a busy modern campground, and more USMTS events have been staged here than anywhere else in the world.

The on-track action will showcase the Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA Stock Cars as they visit the popular speedplant for the next-to-last time this year.

The racing card will also include the USMTS Modifieds, Wissota Midwest Modifieds and Wissota Street Stocks. The pit gate opens at 3:00 and grandstand gates swing open at 4:00 with hot laps at 5:30 and racing at 6:00. Fans arriving early can catch the Slingshots racing on the Button Buck Speedway from 3:00 to 4:00 at no charge. Adult general admission is $20 while kids ages 12 and under get in for $5. Tickets are available at www.deercreekspeedway.com or at the ticket window. Pit passes are $30. Fans can get their $2 discount coupons at Caseys General Store locations in Preston and Stewartville or Cresco and Riceville in Iowa.

USRA Stock Cars will pay $750 to win with a minimum $100 to start the main event. The entry fee is $25 for licensed or $35 for non-licensed drivers. The Deer Creek Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval located 11.3 miles south of I-90 (exit 209) on SR 16, then 0.7 mile north on US 63. For more information call 507-754-6107 or visit www.deercreekspeedway.com on the World Wide Web.

One day later, both the USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods will return to the Cresco Speedway in Cresco, Iowa, on Sunday, Sept. 1, with the USMTS Modifieds and USRA Hobby Stocks joining the stellar line-up on the 4/10-mile clay oval at the Howard County Fairgrounds.

Pit gates open at 4:00, grandstands open at 4:30, hot laps begin at 6:00 and the first heat race gets the green flag at 6:30. Grandstand admission is $17 for adults ages 18 and older, $10 for students ages 13-17 and kids ages 12 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $35.

Fans can save $2 on an adult grandstand ticket with a coupon available on race day at the Caseys General Store located at 601 2nd Ave. SW in Cresco.

The Cresco Speedway is located 2 blocks north of SR 9 on SW 7th. Race day info is available by calling 563-547-3400 or at www.mhcfair.com. The Howard County Fairgrounds campground features seasonal camping with water, electrical hook-ups and a sewer dumping station.

USRA B-Mods will battle for $500 to win and no less than $75 to start the feature race. The entry fee is $20 for licensed or $30 for non-licensed drivers.

Following Sundays show at Cresco, just five more nights remain on the Iron Man Challenge campaign. This years champions will be determined at the Iron Man Championships on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Upper Iowa Speedway in Decorah, Iowa.

Reigning USRA Stock Car National Champion Mitch Hovden holds a healthy advantage over two-time USRA Stock Car National Champion Tom Schmitt in the Iron Man Challenge standings for the full-fendered class. Kyle Falck sits third, Steve Jackson is fourth and Lynn Panos rides in fifth place.

Corey Crapser remains the USRA B-Mod points leader in the Iron Man Challenge over Dan Wheeler and Troy Hovey. Jared Timmerman is fourth, followed by Dakota Foster in fifth.

Final points are determined by the best 10 finishes for USRA Stock Cars and best 15 finishes for USRA B-Mods during the 2013 campaign. To be eligible for points funds, drivers must possess a valid USRA license, utilize the American Racer KK704 racing tire on all four wheels and compete in at least half of the events for their division.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv.

Three Championship Battles Come Down to Wire

August 28th, 2013

Spring Valley MN–A very nice crowd and 110 race cars checked into Deer Creek Speedway on this final night of track points. With titles up for grabs in the WISSOTA Street Stocks, Super Stocks and USRA modified.

The first title and the first feature to hit the track was the SixTwo Graphics WISSOTA Street Stock. Mike Blowers and Danny Richards were locked in a close battle coming into the night. Bernie Adams jumped out to the early lead with Nick Schwebach and Mike Blowers side by side for second. Schwebach held onto the second spot while Troy Voth sat in third early on. With three down Danny Richards moved into the fifth spot. Kory Adams moved up to race with Richards for fifth on lap five and on laps six took the spot away from Richards. Richards started to slow on lap seven and started to drop back through the field. Voth started to pressure Blowers on lap ten for the third spot while Bernie Adams continued to lead up front. Schwebach had caught B. Adams up front and was all over his bumper on lap thirteen until misfortune hit him as he slowed drastically and pulled off the track. Blowers tried to get a run on Adams for the lead up front but Adams was too strong on this night and took home the checkers for his first ever career feature win at Deer Creek Speedway. Blowers, Voth, Shaun Mann and Kory Adams wound out the top five with Danny Hanson and Richards winning heat races earlier. Richards finished the race in the ninth spot after limping the final ten circuits hoping for others to drop out. Although Richards gave it a valiant effort Blowers took home the title with a ten point lead over Richards.

Heading into the final night of the Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds Dustin Scott was pretty much locked in as the track champion. But crazy things happen, and tonight was that night. Ryan Siegle jumped out front of the feature with Jesse Hernandez in second. Jeff Born sat in third early with Jared Boumeester and Jason Born rounding out the top five.

Boumeester moved past Jeff Born for the third spot on lap three while Dustin Scott worked into the top five. Boumeester started to pressure Siegle for the lead on lap six while Scott worked on Jason Born for the fourth spot. Boumeester took the spot on lap seven and on lap nine Jason and Jeff Born were battling for third with Scott directly behind them. A lap later Scott moved past Jason Born for the fourth spot as a caution flew. On the restart Boumeester led, Scott, Siegle and Jeff Born were three wide for second. Scott took over the second spot on lap fourteen as another caution flew. On the restart Boumeester led, Scott was in second and Jeff Born in third. Siegle and Jason Born battled hard for fourth as the white came out, they made contact with Born spinning to the infield bringing out the caution again. With a g/w/c dash now set Boumeester led the field into one. Scott powered by and slid up in front of Boumeester in two. Boumeester returned the slider and powered by Scott in three. As the white flew they were side by side at the line. Boumeester held through turn two and entering turn three Scott pulled another slide job with Boumeester cutting back down for the race to the checkers. They crossed the line side by side with Scott taking home the win and the title. However at the tech area another driver claimed Scott’s motor. Scott refused the claim losing all WISSOTA Track and National points and the track championship. So Jared Boumeester is crowned the 2013 Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modified track champion.

After the heat race action in the Wagner Trucking WISSOTA Super Stock division Jeff Brauer and Kelly Anderson were tied for the top spot with the feature event to decide the track champion. Dan Gullikson jumped out front and was unchallenged for the win but the action further back was hot and heavy. Brauer and Anderson lined up side by side in the fourth row. Brauer quickly moved up to second around the bottom of the speedway with Anderson taking third on lap two. A caution with four down saw Gullikson lead on the restart, Brauer and Anderson raced around to turn four side by side until Anderson took control of the second spot. With six laps completed Tommy Richards took over the fifth spot. Another caution flew on lap eight and on the restart Gullikson led with Brauer getting the upper hand and moving into the second spot ahead of Anderson. Richards ran in fourth with Kevin Hager having a nice run and cracking the top five. Gullikson kept pulling away with Brauer in second and Anderson looking for way past the second place machine. With the white flag waving Anderson got a run to the white and pulled alongside of Brauer into one and two. They raced side by side down the back stretch and then out of four the two made heavy contact with Brauer keeping his momentum up just enough to hold onto the second spot as they crossed the line. Brauer took home the track championship by 1 point over Anderson. The two raced hard all year long and everyone knew they were both going to race hard for that title. Congrats to Jeff Brauer on the hard fought win and to Anderson on a hard fought battle they both kept the fans on the edge throughout the year.

The next race on the track was the feature event for the Left Lane Transport USRA B-Modifieds. Jacob Bleess basically needed to show up and race the A feature to take home the track title. On the front row a couple young and upcoming drivers were paired up. Kylie Kath and Dustin Sorensen raced through one and two locked in a battle for the lead. Kath took the lead as a caution flew on lap two. On the restart Kath led with Sorensen in second. Al Wagner sat in third with Ben Moudry in fourth. Another caution flew on lap six bunching up the field. Kath led on the restart with Moudry putting pressure on him for the lead with Sorensen in third. Mark Motl sat in fourth with Cole Queensland and Erik Kanz battling for fifth. With eight down Sorensen pulled back up alongside of Moudry to retake second while Jacob Bleess joined in the battle for fifth. With ten down Motl pulled alongside of Moudry to race for the third spot as Queensland gained control of the fifth spot. Kath stayed out front to take home the win with Sorensen in second, Moudry, Motl and Queensland rounded out the top five. Jacob Bleess repeated as the 2013 track champion in the division.

Mike Prochnow pretty much had the track title wrapped up for the Altenburg Construction WISSOTA Late Model division with Kyle Jumbeck having an outside chance of overthrowing him. Nate Beyenhof jumped out to the early lead with Lucas Peterson in second. Jumbeck quickly moved past Peterson for second while Robby Bunkelman moved up to race Peterson for third. A caution with four down saw Beyenhof leading with Bunkelman moving past Jumbeck for the second spot. Mike Prochnow and Justin Sass rounded out the top five early. On lap nine Jumbeck retook the second spot with Prochnow in tow moving into the third spot, Sass and Bunkelman than battled for the fourth spot. ON lap thirteen Prochnow and Jumbeck started to race hard for the second spot. A final caution flew on lap seventeen and on the restart Beyenhof led with Prochnow taking over second. Beyenhof cruised home for the win with Prochnow, Jumbeck, Bunkelman and Sass rounding out the top five. Prochnow took home the track championship his fourth straight championship setting a record at the speedway being the first driver to take home four straight. Prochnow won by twenty points over Beyenhof and Jumbeck who tied for the second spot on the year end list.

Jason Cummins and Brandon Davis came into the event close in points for the NAPA AutoCare USRA Modified division. Bob Timm and Joel Alberts raced side by side for the lead with Alberts taking over the top spot early on. With two down Davis moved under Timm to take over the second spot while Mike Sorensen cracked the top five. With five down Sorensen had worked to third while Jason Cummins had worked past Steve Wetzstein to take over the fourth spot. Up front Davis was working on Alberts for the lead. On lap seven Davis took over the top spot. Sorensen started to pressure Alberts on lap twelve for the second spot. On lap fourteen the Davis machine spun in front of the field bringing out the caution. Davis exited the track with a flat LR tire. On the restart Alberts led the pack with Sorensen and Cummins battling for second. Sorensen and Cummins than moved under Alberts for the lead, on lap sixteen as they raced three wide. Sorensen gained control of the lead while Cummins moved into the second spot. Wetzstein and Timm had a great battle for fourth as the laps wound down. At the finish it was Sorensen with the lead. Cummins, Alberts, Wetzstein and Timm rounded out the top five. Sorensen’s win put his total wins at the speedway at 50 wins. This is the second most amount of wins by any driver in the history of the speedway. Sorensen commented with his son getting in behind the B-Modified this year and really looking good as the season wore on he may be handing the racing reigns over and stepping back from the driving. We will see someone behind the wheel of the 19 machine next year. Will it be Mike or Dustin or both? Jason Cummins took home the Track Championship by 37 points over Davis. This was Cummins fourth championship in the class and fifth overall at the speedway.

Congrats to all of the track champions and thanks to all the drivers who supported us throughout the 2013 racing season. We look forward to seeing most of you at the upcoming special events and at the banquet in November.

Champions to be crowned this week at “The Creek”

August 24th, 2013

SPRING VALLEY, MN -The tension is mounting as Saturday’s final track points night event approaches. Never before in the history of the speedway have so many track titles been separated by so few points.

Jacob Bleess made history in 2012 becoming the youngest track champion in the history of Deer Creek Speedway and if all goes as planned for the #21 USRA B-Mod driver he’ll make history again becoming the youngest driver ever to win back to back titles. Bleess, who has a 33 point lead going into the final night over Cole Queensland, has proven strong in what most considered to be one of the most competitive classes week in and week out.

Mike Prochnow also has a chance to go down in the record books by winning his fourth straight track title, something to date no other driver has been able to do at The Creek. Mike holds a 20 point lead in the WISSOTA Late Model division over the 01 car driven by Kyle Jumbeck out of Houston, MN.

Dustin Scott out of Rosemount, MN enters the final night as the favorite to win the title in the WISSOTA Midwest Modified division with a 16 point lead over Jared Boumeester. Scott has been solid all year in his sharp looking #20 car but will
need yet another good run to bring home the title.

Brandon Davis has had another monstrous year behind the wheel of his #50iii USRA Modified but it’s scary how close the title fight is. Davis was in second place going into last week’s event behind Jason Cummins, driver of the #71 car out of
New Richland, MN. Davis and Cummins battled it out for 25 laps but Davis came out on top giving him a three point lead heading into the final night.

The WISSOTA Super Stock division has seen yet another yearlong battle between Jeff Brauer and Kelly Anderson. These two hot shoes have gone back and forth all year long and find themselves only one point apart with one race to go. Brauer currently holds the lead but Saturday’s A-Main event will have the fans on the edge of their seats.

The WISSOTA Street Stock division has three drivers in reach of the title. Danny Richards currently holds a one point lead over Mike Blowers but Shaun Mann could spoil it for both drivers sitting only five points out. These three drivers will have eighteen laps to set the story straight.

Everyone is invited to the pit area after the event to help celebrate yet another great season. There will be FREE music under the tent thanks to Mark & Deana Chisholm and Chisholm Racing.

Event Schedule – Brought to you by Mark & Deana Chisholm and Chisholm Racing

3:00 – Truck Country Slingshots start on Button Buck Speedway
4:30 – Kids Club Party!
6:00 – Races start on Deer Creek Speedway featuring all six weekly point classes.
POST RACE PART IN THE PITS! Everyone is welcome to join.

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Scott, Mann, Anderson and Prochnow WIN ROC night

August 19th, 2013

Spring Valley Mn–Tonight found the annual Race of Champions qualifier at the Deer Creek Speedway. The drivers who took home feature wins in all of the WISSOTA classes qualified for the race of champions event at the annual WISSOTA 100 in Huron North Dakota. 122 cars checked into the back gate for the race of champions event.

Tammy Soma jumped out to the lead in the Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds. Jesse Hernandez and Dustin Scott battled for second. Hernandez held onto the second spot as Scott held off a hard charging Jason Born. Scott resumed a battle with Hernandez for second on lap four as they raced behind Soma up front. Soma continued to lead on lap five as Scott took control of the second spot. Scott moved low and under Soma to take over the lead as lap five was completed. Hernandez followed through to second and on the next lap Tony Schill and Jason Born moved past Soma to race for the third spot. Jared Boumeester moved past Soma for fifth on lap seven as Born and Schill continued to battle for third. On lap nine Schill moved past under Hernandez as the two raced side by side over the stripe. With twelve down Schill finally took control of second. Boumeester, Born and Hernandez now were in a heated battle for third, with each driver having a shot at the position over the next three five laps. Boumeester final took over third on lap fifteen leaving Hernandez and
Born to battle for fourth. At the finish it was Scott with another win, Schill, Boumeester, Hernandez and Born rounding out the top five. Heat races were won by Boumeester and Scott.

Our anonymous donor put up an extra $200.00 for the SixTwo Graphics WISSOTA Street Stock feature event tonight and picked a great night with a great race by the streeters again. Danny Hanson and Shaun Mann battled for the lead early with Mann taking the spot on lap two. Mike Blowers and Hanson then battled for the second spot. A caution with five down bunched up the field again and on the restart Tommy Richards blasted into the lead with Mann, Hanson and Blowers racing three wide for second. Another caution flew on lap six and Blowers lost the handle collecting him and Hanson along with Bernie Adams. Adams was unable to continue with Hanson changing a flat tire. On the restart Richards led with Mann in second. Troy Voth took advantage of the cautions to move into third. Mann started to pressure Richards for the lead on lap eight. Jim Gustafson and Kory Adams battled for fourth on lap eleven while Richards held a slight edge over Mann for the lead. As they raced to the white flag a slower car held up Richards momentum on the top side slightly into one and two and Mann used it to his advantage and flew the car into the bottom of the three and four. They crossed the line side by side with Mann winning by .017 seconds at the line. Richards, Voth, Gustafson and Nick Schwebach rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Blowers and Schwebach.

The Wagner Trucking WISSOTA Super Stocks were on the track next with Dan Gullikson getting the early lead. Kelly Anderson sat in second with Jeff Brauer and Dan Bork racing for third. With two completed Gullikson slowed and pulled to the infield handing the lead to Anderson. Bork continued to hold onto the second spot with Brauer looking for a chance to get through in third. With thirteen down a caution flew and on the restart Anderson led with Brauer getting the upper hand on Bork and moving into second. Brauer pressured Anderson a couple times over the next two laps but Anderson had his machine hooked up on the top side and cruised home with the win. Brauer, Bork, Tommy Richards and Brian Fetting rounded out the top five.

The Left Lane Transport USRA B-Modifieds continue with outstanding car counts with 36 cars on hand to do battle on the night. Jacob Bleess, Aaron Benson and Parker Hale were three wide for the lead early with Hale leading lap one. Benson took control of second on lap two while Bleess and Trevor Fecht raced for the third spot. With three down Bleess and Fecht started to battle with Benson for the second spot. Bleess took over the second spot as a caution flew on lap five. On the restart Hale led with Bleess in second, Benson in third while a five car battle for fourth ensued. With nine down Bleess moved past Hale for the lead. Hale put heavy pressure on Bleess for the next eight laps until a caution flew on lap sixteen. The restart was a scramble with Bleess leading. Hale in second, Fecht, Benson and Kadden Kath were battling
for third when they got together allowing Dan Wheeler and Cole Queensland to move into third and fourth with Benson regaining control and holding onto fifth. Mason Daughters and Jerry Young who both started outside the top fifteen battled to get into the top five on the last two circuits. As the checkers flew it was Bleess with the win, Hale, Wheeler, Queensland and Benson rounded out the top five. The “B” Features were won by Daughters and Dustin Sorensen with Kath, Scott Demmer, Queensland and Alex Williamson winning the heat races. Also a big shout out to Miah Christenson
who during an initial start caused a caution that was not caught by a race official. After the officials stated on the raceceiver that there was no call, Christenson moved to the back of the field letting the officials know who was at fault. This is what sportsmanship is all about. After pulling from Sioux Falls SD to race, take full blame for an on track incident. A big thank you to Christenson for this move and we look forward to having you race with our great racers anytime.

Mike Prochnow jumped out front in the Altenburg Construction WISSOTA Late Models at the drop of the green. Justin Sass and Adams Hensel battled briefly for second. Sass held on for second while Lance Matthees and Jordan Yaggy raced for fourth. On lap seven Yaggy took over the fourth spot and with eight down the caution flew for Yaggy with a flat tire. On the restart Prochnow jumped back out front again with Hensel taking over the second spot as Matthees and Nick Beyenhof pressured him for the spot. Hensel started to make ground up on Prochnow for the lead after lap fourteen but about lap twenty Hensel started to fade slightly allowing Prochnow to take home the win, Hensel was in second ahead of Sass, Matthees and Beyenhof as the finish. Heat races were won by Matthees and Dennis Hillson.

The NAPA AutoCare USRA Modifieds pulled onto the track for the final race of the night. Steve Wetzstein has been fast as of late and tonight he jumped out to the early lead. Jason Cummins sat in a close second and Josh Angst in third. Cummins started to pressure Wetzstein on lap four while Brandon Davis moved inot the fourth spot. With eight completed Davis started to gain on Angst in third. With ten down a caution flew over the speedway and on the restart Wetzstein continued to lead. Cummins was in second as Angst and Davis battled for third. Joel Alberts and Mike Sorensen raced for the fifth spot on lap twelve as Davis took over the third spot. With fifteen complete Davis and Cummins raced for second with Davis taking the spot and setting out after Wetzstein up front. With twenty down Davis pulled alongside of Wetzstein for the lead and took the spot on lap twenty four. Davis took home the win followed by Wetzstein, Cummins, Angst and Mike Sorensen at the finish. Heat races were won by Davis, Alberts and Wetzstein.

Scott on a Roll at Deer Creek Speedway

August 14th, 2013

Spring Valley MN–After taking last week off to recover from the World Modified Dirt Track Championships, Deer Creek resumed action tonight. A very good field of 115 cars was on hand with 35 Left Lane Transport USRA B-Modifieds on hand for the regular show. The Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds pulled onto the track for their feature event first.

The field needed two attempts at starting the race with Josh Crary getting the early lead followed by Jesse Hernandez. On lap two Jared Boumeester pulled alongside of Crary for the lead but Hernandez found the top side to his liking and blasted by the other two into the lead. On lap four Boumeester and Dustin Scott joined Hernandez back up front as they raced three wide for the lead. Scott took the lead on lap five with Boumeester in second. Tony Schill worked into fourth with Don Schaefer close behind in fifth. Schill moved into third on lap eight while Schaefer followed through to fourth. A caution on lap ten bunched the field back up and on the restart Scott led. Boumeester and Schill raced for second with Schaefer in fourth and Jason Born in the top five. Another caution on lap thirteen saw Scott continue to lead,
Boumeester and Schill battled for second for two laps until Boumeester moved to the top and took control of the second spot. As the checkers flew it was Scott with the win, Boumeester, Schill, Born and Jayme Hiller rounding out the top five. Tony Condit and Boumeester won the heat race action.

The SixTwo Graphics WISSOTA Street Stocks were up next. Nick Schwebach jumped out to the early lead with Fred Prudoehl and Bernie Adams racing for second. Mike Blowers quickly moved into the fourth spot. With two down Adams took over the second spot with Blowers and Prudoehl battling for third. Prudoehl regained control of the spot with Kyle King moving up to the fourth spot. Adams was pressuring Schwebach up front while Danny Richards moved into the top five and on lap seven took over the fourth spot from King. A caution on lap nine saw Schwebach leading on the restart. Richards moved into the second spot with Shaun Mann in the third spot ahead of Blowers and Danny Hanson. With twelve down Hanson moved past Mann for the third spot but on lap fourteen Blowers drove around Hanson and Mann to take over the third spot. At the finish it was Schwebach with the win, Richards, Blowers, Mann and Hanson rounded out the top five. Schwebach and Richards took home the heat race wins.

The Wagner Trucking WISSOTA Super Stocks were up next for their feature event with three tries to get their show going tonight. On final try Kelly Anderson jumped out to the early lead followed by Tommy Richards. Jeff Brauer quickly worked into third and with the top three super stocks all up front you knew the race was going to get good. Richards was up against the cushion on lap four and was flying down the backstretch when Anderson slid up coming out of turn two Richards got pinched into the backstretch wall slowing his momentum and chance for the lead. With six down Brian Fetting moved into the fifth spot behind Andrew Bleess who sat in fourth. A caution flew on lap nine and on the restart Anderson led with Brauer working into the second spot under Richards. Anderson was all alone up front and pulled out to a good lead but Brauer started to find the groove on the bottom side of the speedway. Brauer closed up on Anderson getting great runs out of turn two but Anderson was a little faster on the cushion out of turn four. By lap fourteen Brauer and Anderson were side by side at the line. They stayed that way until lap seventeen when Brauer finally was credited with the lead. By lap eighteen Brauer had finally cleared Anderson for the lead with Richards close behind. Richards took over the second spot as the white flew over the speedway. At the finish it was Brauer with the win, Richards, Anderson, Kevin Hager moved up to fourth and Fetting took home the fifth spot. Heat races were won by Brauer and Ryan Henderson.

A huge contingent of Left Lane Transport USRA B-Modifieds was on hand tonight with twenty four cars making it into the feature event. Mark Motl jumped into the early lead on the second start with Erik Kanz close behind in second. A big gaggle of cars were battling for the fourth and fifth spot. On lap three Motl, Kylie Kath and Kanz were three wide for the lead as the caution flew. On the restart Kanz got a good jump into the lead with Jacob Bleess and Kath side by side for second. Another restart on lap seven saw Kanz with the lead. Bleess sat in second ahead of Kath while Cory Crapser and Brandon Hare raced for the fourth spot. Crapser took the spot and on lap ten Cole Queensland raced under Hare for the fifth spot. With eleven down Bleess started to pressure Kanz for the lead but Kanz was just a little stronger on the night and Bleess was unable to complete a pass for the lead. At the finish it was Kanz with the lead, Bleess, Kath, Crapser and Queensland rounded out the top five. B-Features were won by Trevor Fecht and Ben Moudry with Heat races going to Parker Hale, Kath, Bleess and Kanz

The Altenburg Construction WISSOTA Late Models pulled onto the track for their feature event. Jordan Yaggy jumped out to the early lead with Justin Sass and Lucas Peterson side by side for second. Sass took over the second spot and on lap two Mike Prochnow and Lance Matthees battled for third. As they raced for third they closed up on Sass and with three completed they flew under Sass for second and third. Sass worked back past Matthees on lap four for the third spot as Prochnow set off after Yaggy up front. With nine down Prochnow moved under Yaggy to take over the lead. Two laps later Matthees moved back past Sass to take over the third spot. A caution on lap nineteen bunched the field back up and Prochnow jumped out front with Matthees taking over the second spot. Nick Herrick and Sass battled for third while Yaggy tried to hold Kyle Jumbeck off for the fifth spot. Over the last five laps Sass and Herrick had a great battle for the third spot and at the line it was Prochnow with the win. Matthees, Sass, Herrick and Yaggy rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Sass and Prochnow.

The final race of the night was the NAPA AutoCare USRA Modifieds. Tyler Clark jumped into the early lead with Steve Wetzstein in second. Dwaine Hanson sat in third. With four down Wetzstein moved past Clark for the lead as Brandon Davis cracked the top five. Davis worked under Dan Bohr for the fourth spot on lap five. On lap six Davis moved into the third spot and on the next lap moved past Clark for the second spot. Bohr and Clark than raced for the third spot with Bohr taking the spot on lap ten. Up front by lap ten Davis was all over Wetzstein for the lead and on lap eleven took over the top spot. By Lap fifteen the sixteenth place started Brad Waits was in sixth as a caution flew over the field. On the restart Davis lead with Wetzstein and Jason Cummins battling for second. Waits and Bohr raced for fifth behind Mike Sorensen. Another caution flew and on that restart Waits drove under Cummins and Wetzstein to take over the second spot but Davis was too fast up front for Waits to gain any significant ground. At the checkers it was Davis with the win. Waits, Wetzstein, Cummins and Bohr rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Wetzstein and Sorensen.

Jason Hughes Scores Biggest Win of His Career with WMDTC Triumph

July 31st, 2013

Westville, Oklahoma- Jason Hughes enjoyed a dominant weekend in his #12 West Siloam Pawn/Gressel Racing/Hughes/Mullins Race Engines Open Wheel Modified on his way to the biggest win of his career with a $20,000 triumph in the 3rd Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship!

Jason Hughes opened the 3rd Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship with a bang on Wednesday night at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) by scoring the win in the preliminary event!

He started the night by being the fastest qualifier in his group and with the top six qualifiers in each group being inverted for heat race action, he started 6th. A 6th to 2nd run in his heat race resulted in Hughes being the 2nd highest point’s earner via preliminary action, and as a result he started 2nd in the feature alongside Lucas Schott. Jason would go on to charge to the win in the feature to end the night as the top point’s earner, which locked him into Saturday night’s $20,000-to-win finale.

On Saturday evening Jason entered the final night of the mega-event in front of a capacity crowd and threatening skies at the 3/8 mile oval. Via his preliminary night performance Hughes started 4th in the feature, and early in the event would advance to the second position behind race leader, Jason Krohn. He stalked Krohn until a lap 28, when he pulled even with the leader before taking control of the lead on lap 30. The next several laps found Hughes inching away from the field, but a late-race caution that bunched the field with just seven laps remaining gave second place runner, Stormy Scott a shot at the top spot. However, Jason would not be denied as he raced to the biggest win of his career and fifth of the 2013 season!

“We had a really good car all weekend; Steve (Karver, crew chief) had this thing dialed in and we were pretty comfortable out there,” Hughes said following his seventh USMTS win at Deer Creek, “I didn’t want to see that caution at the end. I hadn’t seen anybody until then so I figured we were running pretty good. I have to thank all of my sponsors and fans for their awesome support.”

Scott, Joey Jenson, Krohn, and Rodney Sanders rounded out the top five finishers. Full results from the event are available at www.USMTS.com.

Jason now turns his attention to the start of The Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup with the USMTS tour, which begins this weekend, August 1st-3rd, in Arkansas and Missouri. Hughes, who was the 2010 USMTS National Champion, will begin his pursuit of another title on Friday night at Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove, Arkansas) before heading to West Plains Motor Speedway (West Plains, Missouri) on Friday and concluding the weekend on Sunday evening at Monett Speedway (Monett, Missouri)

For more information on the events please visit www.USMTS.com.

Hughes Race Cars continues to lead the Tiger Rear Ends Manufacturers Championship standings with the USMTS. Visit www.JasonHughes12.com for more information on how to join our winning team.

Jason Hughes would like to thank his sponsors including West Siloam Pawn, Gressel Racing, Hughes Racing Chassis, Road Runner Trucking, LLC, Mullins Race Engines, JRI Shocks, Hanson Tire Service, Braka Operating, Sunoco Race Fuels, Mert’s Truck Center, SAEF Custom Finishing, Wheeler Metals Rainbow Graphics, Hooker Harness, Quarter Master, Beyea Custom Headers, Ultra-Shield Race Products, MB Machine & Tool, T&D Machine Products, Callies, Quick Car Racing Products, Dan Olson Racing Products, FSR Radiators & Racing Products, Tiger Rear Ends, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Sweet Mfg, Real Racing Wheels, Rod End Supply, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

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Hughes pockets $20,000 with World Modified Dirt Track Championship triumph

July 29th, 2013

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. -Two days after his 39th birthday, Jason Hughes 116th career USMTS victory Saturday night at the Deer Creek Speedway was his biggest ever.

For completing the 100-lap distance faster than the other drivers in the field, he was rewarded with $20,000 and the champion’s trophy at the 3rd Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Bauer Built Tire and Hanson Tire
Service.

Since winning Wednesday’s main event qualifier, Hughes had two days to relax, watch the other preliminary events and strategize how he would handle the extended race distance, fuel mileage, changing track conditions and 30 fellow racers
representing the world’s Best of the Best in dirt modified racing.

The one thing he didn’t factor in was rain, but even Mother Nature wasn’t able to throw a wrench into his plans.

Saturday night’s main event on the high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval launched with a three-wide start that saw Jason Krohn squirt out from the middle of the front row to take command right away.

The 2007 USMTS national champion took to the high side of the racing surface and set a blistering pace while Terry Phillips, Stormy Scott and Lucas Schott tried to keep pace. By lap 10, however, Krohn’s advantage was ten car lengths while Hughes made his way up to third.

Krohn encountered lapped cars soon thereafter and contact with slower traffic nearly ended his run. Instead, he continued to scream around the top side of the track with the bent and twisted sheet metal on the right side of his body not appearing to slow him down.

With 18 laps in the books, a light rain began to fall just as the yellow flag appeared for Keith Foss’ spun machine. This gave Krohn a clear track in front of him but also put Hughes on his rear bumper for the restart.

Back under green, the drivers tip-toed around the slippery surface for a couple of laps before the track began to dry off but another caution three laps later put the remaining 79 laps in question as sprinkles continued to dot the racing surface.

Luckily, the wet stuff subsided and the on-track action got back underway with Krohn and Hughes waging a fierce battle for the lead. While Hughes was able to show Krohn the nose of his mount, Krohn was able to shut him down and keep the top spot at the flagstand.

Another caution briefly slowed the pace with 28 laps complete. This time Hughes was finally able to inch ahead of Krohn and secured the lead as they wrapped up the 30 circuit.

From there, Hughes pulled out to a commanding advantage while Krohn sat solidly in second ahead of Phillips, Jason Cummins and Brandon Davis. Behind them were Scott,Tommy Myer, Jon Tesch, Ryan Gustin and Rodney Sanders—all looking for a faster way around the racetrack.

Krohn closed up behind Hughes again with 39 laps down and the night came to an end for Davis on lap 40 when broken gears in his quick change rear end sent him to the infield.

As the laps ticked off, Hughes continued to find the fastest way around while Krohn remained within striking distance. After battling with Krohn for several laps, Scott made his way around and into the second spot with just ten laps to go.

But Hughes trip to victory lane was delayed on the 93rd lap when Tesch’s modified came to a stop in turn 4 to bring out the race’s final caution with seven laps to go.

Scott tried his luck on the low side of the racing surface, but was never able to rattle Hughes who drove to his biggest payday in his USMTS career.

We had a really good car all weekend; Steve (Karver, crew chief) had this thing dialed in and we were pretty comfortable out there, Hughes said following his seventh USMTS win at Deer Creek, I didn’t want to see that caution at the end. I hadn’t seen anybody until then so I figured we were running pretty good.

Scott, who debuted a new GRT Chassis this weekend with Eagle Motorsports, gave the team their first USMTS win in preliminary action Friday night but wound up one spot short in Saturday’s finale. I guess you have to be happy with a second against this level of competition, but we really felt like we had something going in the race’s polesitter said. I didn’t really have anything for Hughes at the end unless he screwed up, and he doesn’t screw up.

Joey Jensen, who finished second to Gustin and one spot ahead of Hughes in last years WMDTC, came to life late in the race and used the final restart to take third away from Krohn. Krohns racing teammate, Rodney Sanders, finished behind him in fifth.

Phillips held on for a sixth-place finish, Zack VanderBeek raced from 19th to get seventh, Jason Cummins held on for eighth and defending event winner Gustin wasninth.

Johnny Scott played the alphabet soup game Saturday. He finished second in the Main, then earned the 12th and final transfer spot from the Main to get the 29th starting spot in the 100-lap main event. He finished tenth and earned a $1,000 bonus from Red Tail Bait & Tackle for being the race’s hard charger.

Next on the agenda for the United States Modified Touring Series is a Friday, Aug. 2, date at the Batesville Motor Speedway to kick off the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup. The second round takes place Saturday at the West Plains Motor Speedway and the Monett Speedway hosts the tireless USMTS touring titans on Sunday, Aug. 4.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/USMTSTV.

Scott on fire Friday, on the pole Saturday at #WMDTC

July 28th, 2013

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. — Stormy Scott slipped by Jason Krohn late in the race and won the 35-lap feature Friday night at the Deer Creek Speedway during the final night of qualifying for 3rd Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Bauer Built Tire and Hanson Tire Service.

Krohn was quickest out of the gate, charging out to a six-car-length lead in the first two laps from his pole position while Scott, who started on his outside, gave chase.

Flying around the high side of the high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval, the 2007 USMTS national champion was on cruise control for the first half of the race. Meanwhile, Scott continued to run the shortest line around the track and was able to keep Krohn in his sights.

By lap 20, Scott’s began to reel in Krohn and he won the drag-race to the flagstand to lead the 24th lap. The race’s final caution with right laps to go gave Krohn another shot at the 2012 USMTS rookie of the year, but Scott was flawless over the final few circuits and sailed into the winners circle.

After qualifying earlier in the day during the rain-delayed Thursday program, Scott decided to use his mulligan and try again during the Friday night program, which kicked off around 9 p.m. and wrapped up two minutes before midnight.

The move paid off as the 23-year-old from Las Cruces, N.M., recorded a perfect score by setting quick time in his qualifying group, and then winning his heat race and the main event. He’ll go from the pole position in Saturday’s 100- lap finale where the winner will walk away with at least $20,000 and each of the 31 starters will go home with no less than $1,500.

It was the first day for Scott in a new GRT Chassis since joining the Canada-based Eagle Motorsports team last week.

Krohn’s efforts earned him the starting spot next Scott Saturday in the middle of row 1 while Terry Phillips, who won the main event four hours earlier in the first program of the day, will take the green flag from the outside of the front row.

Tommy Myer finished third in Friday’s nightcap with Jordan Grabouski coming home fourth ahead of defending WMDTC winner and two-time defending USMTS national champ Ryan Gustin and sixth-place finisher Craig Thatcher.

Arbor Masters Central Region champion Jeremy Payne ended a rough day with a thrilling run in the main event. After needing a provisional starting spot to get into the feature, he stormed from 27th on the grid to seventh at the checkered flag.

Brad Waits, who won the inaugural World Modified Dirt Track Championship two years ago, earned an eighth-place finish with Chris Brown nabbing the ninth position and Thomas Tillison Jr. taking tenth.

Points were awarded for qualifying, heat races and the main events, with the top 6 in overall points earning a spot in one of the first 18 starting slots for Saturday’s championship race. The first program began at 5:30 and finished up by 8:00. Track crews immediately took to the racing surface after the checkered flag to get ready for another complete show for the regularly-scheduled Friday night program featuring another batch of time trials, heat races, last-chance races and another 35-lap main event.

Saturday’s show will feature an alphabet soup of main events beginning with an A Main as drivers try to make their way into the big dance.

If you can’t be at the Deer Creek Speedway this weekend, don’t sweat it. You don’t have to listen to all of the stories about what you could have witnessed. Simply visit www.RacinDirt.com, scroll down, create an account, purchase your subscription and tune in live this week. Saturday’s online pay-per-view program is just $29.95. All major credit cards and PayPal are accepted.

You can also keep up with everything going on with the World Modified Dirt Track Championship by liking the official Facebook page at www.facebook.con/wmdtc and joining the conversation on Twitter with #WMDTC.

The Deer Creek Speedway sits on 60 acres of scenic rural rolling hills with one of America’s most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and a busy modern campground. The 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval is located 11.3 miles south of I-90 (exit 209) on US 63 (0.7 mile north of SR 16) in Spring Valley, Minn. For more info, call toll-free 877-327-7223 or 507-346-2342 on race day or visit www.deercreekspeedway.com online.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/USMTSTV.

Schmitt scores Iron Man win in USRA Stock Car stint at Deer Creek Speedway

July 28th, 2013

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. – Defending series champion Tom Schmitt of Independence, Iowa, bested a field short on quantity but long on quality Friday as the Iron Man Challenge USRA Stock Cars invaded the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn.

After drawing the outside of the front row for the 20-lap main event, Schmitt fended off the challenges of Kyle Falck to take the victory. Falck also finished second to Schmitt in last year’s Iron Man points after a tie-breaker decided the title holder.

Pete Solum, who won his first Iron Man trophy on Independence Day at the Upper Iowa Speedway, finished third ahead of Sean Johnson and Lynn Panos.

Two-time defending USRA Stock Car national champ Mitch Hovden was sixth, Shawn Peter was seventh, Jake Ludeking finished eighth, ninth went to Ryan Goergen and Larry Blickenderfer rounded out the top 10 while defending USRA Hobby Stock national champion Dillon Anderson was credited with the 11th spot.

The next Iron Man Challenge event will be Thursday, Aug. 8, at the I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo. Both USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods will be part of the program with the USMTS Modifieds.

Remaining 2013 Iron Man Challenge events:
Aug. 8, I-35 Speedway, Winston, Mo. (Stock Cars/B-Mods)
Aug. 23, Lakeside Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (B-Mods)
Aug. 31, Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (Stock Cars)
Sept. 1, Dodge County Speedway, Kasson, Minn. (Stock Cars/B-Mods)
Sept. 14, Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (Stock Cars)
Sept. 19, Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (B-Mods)
Sept. 20, Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (B-Mods)
Sept. 21, Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (B-Mods)

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at
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Phillips fends off Davis in rain-delayed Thursday thriller at World Modified Dirt Track Championship

July 27th, 2013

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.- Terry Phillips of Springfield, Mo., scored a thrilling victory over Brandon Davis Friday at the Deer Creek Speedway during the second night of qualifying at the 3rd Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Bauer Built Tire and Hanson Tire Service.

Rain delayed the second day of qualifying from Thursday to Friday, but it was worth the wait as fans witnessed great group qualifying sessions, hotly-contested heat races, a pair of wild Mains and a spectacular 35-lap main event.

At the start of the feature race, Phillips disposed of polesitter Jon Tesch and quickly jumped out to a four-car-length lead over the field by the time they came back to the line to complete lap 1.

Davis, the defending USRA Modified track and national champion, raced into second on the second lap and then ran down Phillips two laps later as the pair pulled away from the chasing pack of Rodney Sanders, Tesch and Josh Angst.

On lap 12, Davis finally closed in on Phillips bumper and drove underneath the 2011 Featherlite Fall Jamboree winner to take control of the race on lap 16.

Phillips didn’t go away, however, and continued to shadow Davis as they weaved in and out of heavy lapped traffic. With 23 laps in the books, Phillips took the high line exiting turn 2 and rocketed ahead of Davis as they entered the third turn.

Never running the same line twice, both drivers scratched and clawed for ground over the remaining nine laps with Phillips edging Davis at the finish line to score the win and assure himself a front-row start in Saturday night’s championship race.

Sanders held on for the third spot by barely holding off 15th-starting Matt Dotson. Tommy Weder Jr. finished fifth with Stormy Scott, Angst, Tesch, Tim Donlinger and Randy Timms rounding out the top 10.

Points were awarded for qualifying, heat races and the main events, with the top 6 in overall points earning a spot in one of the first 18 starting slots for Saturday’s finale where the winner of the 100-lapper will walk away with a whopping $20,000 and each of the 31 starters will go home with no less than $1,500.

Phillips, Davis, Sanders, Weder, Tesch and Angst wound up the top 6 in overall points for the night.

The program began at 5:30 and finished up by 8:00. Track crews immediately took to the racing surface after the checkered flag to get ready for another complete show for the regularly-scheduled Friday night program featuring another batch of time trials, heat races, last-chance races and another 35-lap main event.

Saturday’s show will feature an alphabet soup of main events as drivers try to make their way into the big dance. Nearly $100,000 has been earmarked for Saturday’s championship main event alone, with a total purse of more than $160,000 posted for the four-day extravaganza.

Ryan Gustin is the defending WMDTC champion and Brad Waits won the inaugural event in 2011. Both drivers will attempt to qualify later in the regular Friday night program.

If you can’t be at the Deer Creek Speedway this weekend, don’t sweat it. You don’t have to listen to all of the stories about what you could have witnessed. Simply visit www.RacinDirt.com, scroll down, create an account, purchase your subscription and tune in live this week. Saturday’s online pay-per-view program is just $29.95. All major credit cards and PayPal are accepted.

You can also keep up with everything going on with the World Modified Dirt Track Championship by liking the official Facebook page at www.facebook.con/wmdtc and joining the conversation on Twitter with #WMDTC.

The Deer Creek Speedway sits on 60 acres of scenic rural rolling hills with one of America’s most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and a busy modern campground. The 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval is located 11.3 miles south of I-90 (exit 209) on US 63 (0.7 mile north of SR 16) in Spring Valley, Minn. For more info, call toll-free 877-327-7223 or 507-346-2342 on race day or visit www.deercreekspeedway.com online.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/USMTSTV.

Thursday rained out at WMDTC; Friday now a doubleheader

July 26th, 2013

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. — Thursday’s program at the 3rd Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Bauer Built Tire and Hanson tire Service has been rained out and postponed until Friday.

The track received nearly two inches of rain between 2-5 p.m. Couple with a forecast of more wet weather later this evening, event organizers were forced to make the call to pull the plug.

The good news is that Friday will now be a doubleheader with back-to-back shows on tap.

The first show will be the originally scheduled line-up for Thursday with hot laps at 5 p.m. and featuring the Iron Man Challenge for USRA Stock Cars and the USMTS Modifieds.

The second show will begin at approximately 8:30 depending on the length of the first program and track prep between the two segments and will be the originally scheduled Friday line-up of Wissota Midwest Mods and USMTS Modifieds. The USMTS portion will be the Friday-only qualifiers and all drivers using mulligans from Wednesday and the earlier show on Friday (Thursday’s postponed program).

Pit gates will open at 2 p.m., grandstands swing open at 3 p.m. and hot laps start at 5 p.m. for the first program. After that show, the grandstand will be cleared and fans can then re-enter for the second program.

Please note that all those entering the pit area for Program #1 must purchase two pit passes. Following the conclusion of Program #1, those wishing to leave may stop at the pit shack on their way out, have a track official remove the armband and get a refund for the second pit pass paid for earlier. Each person must exit the pits before hot laps begin for Program #2.

In each of the two USMTS Modified program on Friday, points are awarded for qualifying, heat races and the main events, with the top 6 earning a spot in one of the first 18 starting slots for Saturdays finale which will feature an alphabet soup of main events as drivers try one last time to make their way into the big finale.

Adult grandstand tickets for each of Fridays programs are $25 and Saturdays adult ticket price is $35. Kids ages 12 and under are $10 each day.

The winner of Saturdays 100-lap finale will walk away with a whopping $20,000 or more. No less than $1,500 will go home with each of the 31 main event starters.

Ryan Gustin is the defending WMDTC champion and will qualify on Thursday. Brad Waits won the inaugural event in 2011. He is slated to qualify on Friday.

Nearly $100,000 has been earmarked for Saturdays championship main event alone, with a total purse of more than $160,000 posted for the four-day extravaganza.

If you cant be at the Deer Creek Speedway this week, don’t sweat it. You don’t have to miss a single lap if you visit www.RacinDirt.com, scroll down, create an account, purchase your subscription and tune in for the live broadcast.

A three-day subscription for both Friday programs and Saturday is just $59.95. Single-day subscriptions are $19.95 for each program Friday or $29.95 on Saturday. All major credit cards and PayPal are accepted.

You can also keep up with everything going on with the World Modified Dirt Track Championship by liking the official Facebook page at www.facebook.con/wmdtc and joining the conversation on Twitter with #WMDTC.

The Deer Creek Speedway sits on 60 acres of scenic rural rolling hills with one of Americas most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and a busy modern campground. The 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval is located 11.3 miles south of I-90 (exit 209) on US 63 (0.7 mile north of SR 16) in Spring Valley, Minn. For more info, call toll-free 877-327-7223 or 507-346-2342 on race day or visit www.deercreekspeedway.com online.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/USMTSTV.

Queensland quells USRA B-Mods in Iron Man Challenge shoot-out at Deer Creek Speedway

July 26th, 2013

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.– Cole Queensland netted his first Iron Man Challenge victory in dominating fashion Wednesday with a win in the 20-lap USRA B-Mod feature at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn.

Queensland, whose family operates the popular 3/8-mile clay oval, grabbed control of the race at the drop of the green flag and then outran Dan Wheeler to the checkered flag to garner his career-first win in the too-tough-to-tame series. The 28-year-old from Grand Meadow, Minn., pocketed $500 for his efforts.

Polesitter Erik Kanz finished second behind Wheeler while 2011 USRA B-Mod national champion Brandon Hare raced from the 11th starting spot to finish fourth. Not to be outdone, Troy Hovey came from 14th to finish fifth and Ben Moudry passed 12 cars en route to a sixth-place finish.

Jake Timm, Jacob Bleess, Dustin Sorenson and Mason Daughters rounded out the top 10.

On Thursday night, the Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA Stock Cars will join the USMTS Modifieds on the racing card. Gates open at 4 p.m. and hot laps begin at 6:30.

The next Iron Man Challenge event for the USRA B-Mods will be Thursday, Aug. 8, at the I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo. USRA Stock Cars will also be part of the program along with the USMTS Modifieds.

If you cant be at the Deer Creek Speedway this week, dont sweat it. You dont have to miss a single lap. Simply visit www.RacinDirt.com, scroll down, create an account, purchase your subscription and tune in live this week.

A three-day subscription for Thursday, Friday and Saturday is just $59.95. Single-day subscriptions are $19.95 Thursday and Friday or $29.95 on Saturday. All major credit cards and PayPal are accepted.

You can also keep up with everything going on with the World Modified Dirt Track Championship by liking the official Facebook page at www.facebook.con/wmdtc and joining the conversation on Twitter with #WMDTC.

The Deer Creek Speedway sits on 60 acres of scenic rural rolling hills with one of America’s most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and a busy modern campground. The 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval is located 11.3 miles south of I-90 (exit 209) on US 63 (0.7 mile north of SR 16) in Spring Valley, Minn. For more info, call toll-free 877-327-7223 or 507-346-2342 on race day or visit www.deercreekspeedway.com online.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv.

Hughes shines on opening night of World Modified Dirt Track Championship

July 26th, 2013

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. –Jason Hughes was the class of the field Wednesday as he conquered a fast and furious field of USMTS Modifieds to top opening night at the 3rd Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Bauer Built Tire and Hanson Tire Service.

Race fans at the Deer Creek Speedway have become spoiled over the years, with two- and three-wide racing being the norm and, generally, demanded by the faithful.

What they got Wednesday was even more than usual as drivers jockeyed three-, four- and often five-wide on the 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval in Spring Valley, Minn.

With everybody anxious to get to the front right away, the 35-lap feature race had a rocky start with three cautions coming out before a lap could be completed. The worst of them was a six-car melee on the front-stretch that put an end to the night for Bob Timm and Zack VanderBeek, and sent Jason Cummins to the rear of the field.

When the first lap was finally in the books, Jason Hughes was in command with polesitter Lucas Schott following close behind.

By the tenth lap, Hughes and Schott had broken away from the pack and engaged in a wild fight for the lead once they encountered lapped traffic. Hughes picked his way through the traffic quickly and expanded his advantage to half a straight-away over the 16-year-old by lap 20.

Meanwhile, Cummins had clawed his way back into the top 10 using a high line hugging the outside concrete wall.

Hughes, who turned in the quickest time during qualifying earlier, never gave Schott a chance to challenge and sailed the rest of the way to the checkered flag.

Now we can just relax for a couple of nights and watch some racing, Hughes said following his 115th career USMTS feature win.The track suited us pretty good. I was just trying to keep it up there in the moisture.

Schott followed Hughes across the stripe to finish second and punch his ticket to the big dance two nights from now.

It wasnt too bad, Schott said. just happy to be in the show Saturday.

A thrilling four-car battle for third came to the finish line with Cummins powering around the outside of Mike Sorensen for third while Steve Wetzstein bested Joey Jensen by a little more than a bumpers-length for fifth.

We had to try something, said Cummins. “Everyone was running the bottom so we went up top and it worked out for us.

Brandon Jensen, Nate Wasmund, Johnny Scott and Dan Bohr rounded out the top 10.

The victory for Hughes the 2010 USMTS national champ locked him into Saturdays 100-lap, $20,000-to-win main event where he will start in one of the three front-row spots. Only a second-place result in his heat race kept him from a perfect score and a guaranteed pole start for Saturday.

Points were awarded for qualifying, heat races and the main events, with the top 6 earning a spot in one of the first 18 starting slots for Saturdays finale. Behind Hughes, the rest of Wednesday night’s top 6 were Schott, Cummins, Sorensen, Joey Jensen and Wetzstein.

The winner of Saturdays 100-lap finale will walk away with a whopping $20,000 or more. No less than $1,500 will go home with each of the 31 main event starters.

Ryan Gustin is the defending WMDTC champion and will qualify on Thursday. Brad Waits won the inaugural event in 2011. He is slated to qualify on Friday.

Thursday and Friday will again feature group qualifying, heat races, last-chance races and a 35-lap main event for the USMTS Modifieds, with the top 6 in overall points each night being locked into the first six rows of Saturdays main event. Saturdays show will feature an alphabet soup of main events as drivers try to make their way into the big dance.

Nearly $100,000 has been earmarked for Saturdays championship main event alone, with a total purse of more than $160,000 posted for the four-day extravaganza.

Joining the USMTS Modifieds on the racing card Thursday will be the Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA Stock Cars. Friday and Saturday night will feature Wissota Midwest Mods as the support class. Gates open at 4 p.m. and hot laps begin at 6:30 Wednesday through Friday. All times are one hour earlier on Saturday.

If you cant be at the Deer Creek Speedway this week, don’t sweat it. You dont have to miss a single lap or listen to all of the stories about ‘what might have been. Simply visit www.RacinDirt.com, scroll down, create an account, purchase your subscription and tune in live this week.

A three-day subscription for Thursday, Friday and Saturday is just $59.95. Single-day subscriptions are $19.95 Thursday and Friday or $29.95 on Saturday. All major credit cards and PayPal are accepted.

You can also keep up with everything going on with the World Modified Dirt Track Championship by liking the official Facebook page at www.facebook.con/wmdtc and joining the conversation on Twitter with #WMDTC.

The Deer Creek Speedway sits on 60 acres of scenic rural rolling hills with one of America’s most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and a busy modern campground. The 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval is located 11.3 miles south of I-90 (exit 209) on US 63 (0.7 mile north of SR 16) in Spring Valley, Minn. For more info, call toll-free 877-327-7223 or 507-346-2342 on race day or visit www.deercreekspeedway.com online.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/USMTSTV.

World Modified Dirt Track Championship available live on pay-per-view

July 24th, 2013

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.-The World is yours for the taking. The United States Modified Touring Series and Deer Creek Speedway have partnered with RacinDirt.com to provide race fans with live broadcast coverage of all the high-powered excitement of the 3rd Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Bauer Built Tire and Hanson Tire Service.

Slated for this Wednesday through Saturday, July 24-27, the live pay-per-view broadcast will be available all four nights for race fans that do not have the fortune of attending the biggest dirt modified event in the universe.

From the legendary high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval in Spring Valley, Minn., the mega-event of the summer will be produced by RacinDirt.com in conjunction with the USMTS and Deer Creek Speedway. Not only will you get every lap of every race every night, but RacinDirt.com has you covered with pre-race interviews, special features and more from the WMDTC.

This first-ever RacinDirt.com live broadcast is brought to you by Midwest Sheet Metal, Day Motor Sports, Tiger Rear Ends, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Systems and GRT Race Cars.

The excitement continues to build as the days tick down with nearly 100 of the planet’s hottest drivers expected to battle for the most coveted trophy in dirt modified racing. In last year’s 75-lapper, Ryan Gustin blistered the field to take home a record $25,000. The inaugural event in 2011 went to Brad Waits of nearby Rochester, Minn., as he conquered the toughest, most talent-laden field ever compiled while driving a four-year-old, used chassis he acquired one week prior to the show.

Subscribers will witness a complete program each day. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will feature group qualifying, heat races, last-chance races and a 35-lap main event for the USMTS Modifieds, with the top 6 in overall points each night being locked into Saturdays finale.

Saturdays program will feature an alphabet soup of main events that will culminate with a 31-car starting field in the championship race. Even if a driver has some tough luck during qualifying on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, he or she still has the chance to climb the ladder of main events on Saturday to earn a spot in the finale.

The blockbuster event will award no less than a whopping $20,000 to the winner of the non-stop, 100-lap feature race on Saturday night. Joining the racing card on Wednesday will be the Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA B-Mods on Wednesday and the Iron Man Challenge USRA Stock Cars share the spotlight on Thursday. Friday and Saturday night will feature Wissota Midwest Mods as the support class.

If you can&t be at the Deer Creek Speedway this week, dont sweat it. You dont have to miss a single lap or listen to all of the stories about what might have been. Its easy to watch, simply visit www.RacinDirt.com, create an account, buy your subscription and tune in live this week.

A four-day subscription to the pay-per-view event is just $69.95. Single-day subscriptions will be available beginning Wednesday. Single-day subscriptions are $19.95 per day Wednesday-Friday or $29.95 on Saturday. All major credit cards and PayPal are accepted.

Help spread the word and tune in to RacinDirt.com for exclusive, flag-to-flag live video coverage from the 3rd Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Bauer Built Tire and Hanson Tire Service.

Hot laps begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Saturday’s action gets underway at 5:30 p.m..

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/USMTSTV.

Bunkelman Tops WISSOTA Late Models during Mascot Night at “The Creek”

July 23rd, 2013

Spring Valley MN–Finally another perfect day for racing on the annual Mascot Night at the speedway. Local schools were on hand with their school Mascots along with Mascots from local Sports teams and Victor from the Minnesota Vikings. Their cause was to raise additional money for the schools who participated with over $8,000 being raised on the night through silent auctions and other fund raising activities.

The first feature of the night was the Left Lane Transport USRA B-Modifieds. Cole Queensland led from the drop of the green on the third restart. Brandon Hare moved into second with Mark Motl in third. Hare quickly moved up to battle Queensland for the lead but was unable to make a pass. Another restart on lap six saw Queensland leading while a four wide battle for second ensued behind him. Hare and Crapser continued the battle for second until it was determined Crapser had jumped the start docking him 2 spots on the next restart or the end of the race. Crapser led lap nine with Hare in second as Queensland had pushed in two and dropped back to third. Another caution flew on lap fifteen. Hare led with Crapser docked his positions back to third. Crapser and Queensland battled for second and on lap eighteen Crapser took over the second spot but up front Hare had built a comfortable enough lead to take home the win. He was followed to the line by Crapser, Queensland, Wheeler and Moudry.

Kory Adams and his dad Bernie Adams paced the field for the SixTwo Graphics WISSOTA Street Stock feature event. Bernie got the jump and took off into the lead with Kory in second. On lap two Danny Richards worked past Kory for the second spot and set out after Bernie up front. With five down Bernie slipped in turn two slightly and it was enough to allow Richards to take over the top spot. With ten down Mike Blowers and Kory battled side by side for the third spot. They continued their race for the next five laps until a restart slowed their battle. On the restart Richards took off into the lead and held on for the win. Bernie Adams, Blowers, Kory Adams and Shaun Mann rounded out the top five.

Mike Mehling jumped out front in the Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature event with Don Schaefer in second. With three down Tony Schill worked into the third spot. With five down Dustin Scott, Schill and Schaefer were three wide for second. Scott took the spot and on lap six the caution flew over the field. On the restart Mehling led with Scott now in second. Mehling held onto the second spot with Schill, Jared Boumeester and Justin Oestreich rounding out the top five. With twelve down Schill worked under Mehling to take over second just as Boumeester started to work the high line on Mehling now for third. Mehling, Schill and Boumeester had a great battle for the next three laps with Boumeester finally taking over the second spot. Mehling held onto third over Schill until lap sixteen. Schill pushed up the hill on the final corner slowing Mehlings momentum slightly and allowing Oestreich to take over the third spot. Mehling was able to dive under Schill to take over the fourth spot as the checkers flew over the field.

Schatney Sanders led at the drop of the green in the Wagner Trucking Super Stocks. Joey Jensen quickly worked into the second spot with Kelly Anderson and Kevin Hager battling for third. With two down Anderson worked into third. On lap three Jensen and Sanders were side by side for the lead while Jeff Brauer worked into the fourth spot. Jensen took the lead on lap four with Sanders retaking it on lap six. With seven down Jensen changed lines and blasted back into the lead. On lap fourteen Anderson and Sanders were battling for the second spot. They continued to race for the spot until lap eighteen when Anderson finally gained control of the second spot. Jensen took home the win ahead of Anderson, Sanders, Brauer and Tommy Richards.

The Altenburg Construction WISSOTA Late Models raced four wide for the lead down the backstretch on lap one. Neil Eckhart came out with the lead at the completion of the first lap. Robby Bunkelman quickly moved into second with Jerry Bloom in third. With five complete Bloom, Eckhart and Bunkelman were three wide for the lead as the caution flew. On the restart Eckhart led with Bloom and Bunkelman battling for position. Eckhart held onto the lead with Bunkelman in second. Kyle Jumbeck moved under Bloom for the third spot. On Lap ten a restart saw Eckhart get out of shape as they came through turn four bringing out another caution and handing Bunkelman the lead. Jumbeck sat in third with Nick Beyenhof moving into the third spot. Another caution on lap fourteen saw Bunkelman leading with Lance Matthees and Beyenhof battling for third behind Jumbeck Matthees took the spot and pressured Jumbeck for the second spot but up front Bunkelman was all alone as he cruised home for his first win at the creek and his first ever WISSOTA Late Model feature win.

Brandon Davis started on the pole for the NAPA AutoCare USRA Modified feature event. Game Over… Although Davis was fast and alone up front there was some great action through the rest of the field. On lap three Jake Timm slid sideways in turn three while running in the top three. Eric Pember had no place to go and drover straight into Timm’s machine sending it tumbling over. Everyone was fine and Pember went to the pits made some minor repairs and was back out racing. On the restart Davis led with Lucas Schott in second spot. Keith Foss ran in the third spot but about lap seven everyone started to look further back in the field. Jason Cummins startedtwelfth and by lap ten had moved into the top five. Cummins kept the crowd entertained and worked into fourth on lap twelve. On lap thirteen he worked past Foss for third
and then took over the second spot after moving past Schott on lap twenty two. Unfortunately Cummins had a fast car but after Davis ran out front all alone for the last half of the race he had built up a sizeable lead and with no caution Davis cruised home with the win. Cummins, Schott, Foss and Josh Angst rounded out the top five.

Racing action resumes next week, Wednesday through Saturday with the 3rd annual Bauer Built – Hanson Tire service World Modified Dirt Track Championship. The feature pays $20,000 to the winner after 100 laps on Saturday night.

Earths best of the best converge on Deer Creek Speedway for World Modified Dirt Track Championship July 24-27

July 20th, 2013

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.–They give trophies to Little League champions too, but the best of the best the planet has to offer square off every October in the World Series to determine the undisputed greatest that the sport of baseball has to offer.

Next week at the Deer Creek Speedway, the best of the best dirt modified drivers and teams on Earth—and possibly even the entire solar system—will invade the iconic high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval in Spring Valley, Minn., to settle the question of Who is #1.

In less than 1,000 days and nights, the World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Bauer Built Tire and Hanson Tire Service has solidified itself as the who’s who event for open-wheel dirt modified racing, and the answer to this universal question will be answered sometime next Saturday night.

Set for Wednesday-Saturday, July 24-27, the third annual blockbuster event will award a whopping $20,000 to the winner and no less than $1,500 to each of the 31 main event starters.

While most of the event’s format and itinerary remain the same as the last two WMDTC programs, fans will be treated to a spectacular championship feature race that will be 100 non-stop laps.

In last years 75-lapper, Ryan Gustin blistered the field to take home a record $25,000 which included part of more than $30,000 in additional sponsorship money that was raised less than 24 hours before the finale. The inaugural event in 2011 went to Brad Waits of nearby Rochester, Minn., as he conquered the toughest, most talent-laden field ever compiled while driving a used chassis he acquired one week prior to the show.

Race fans will witness a complete program each day. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will feature group qualifying, heat races, last-chance races and a 35-lap main event for the USMTS Modifieds, with the top 6 in overall points each night being locked into the first six rows of Saturdays 100-lap climax. Saturdays show will feature an alphabet soup of main events as drivers try to make their way into the big dance.

Joining the racing card on Wednesday and Thursday will be the Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA B-Mods on Wednesday and USRA Stock Cars on Thursday. Friday and Saturday night will feature Wissota Midwest Mods as the support class.

Modified qualifying will be done through group time trials with a green-white-checkered format. The top 6 qualifiers from each group will be inverted for their heat race. Heat races will take the top 12 in passing points to the A Main with the remainder going to one of the BMains.

Points will be awarded for time trials, heat races, B Mains and the A Main each night with the top 6 in points being locked into Saturday’s A Main. The highest overall points earner during the first three days will earn the pole for Saturday’s A Main, second most points in the middle of the front row, third most points on the outside of the front row and so on for the 18 qualified drivers.

Saturdays program will feature an alphabet soup of main events that will culminate with a 31-car starting field in the championship race. Even if a driver has some tough luck during qualifying on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, he or she still has the chance to climb the ladder of main events on Saturday to earn a spot in the finale.

The 31st starting spot will be auctioned off prior to the start of the race.

Nearly $100,000 has been earmarked for Saturdays championship main event alone, with a total purse of more than $160,000 posted for the four-day extravaganza. Each driver competing two days or more is guaranteed at least $350.

Grandstand gates open at 4 p.m. and hot laps begin at 6:30 Wednesday through Friday. All times are one hour earlier on Saturday.

Reserved seat tickets for adults (ages 13 and older) are available by purchasing a four-day ticket for $100 (save $10 off single-day ticket price) and can be ordered online at www.deercreekspeedway.com or by calling toll-free 877-327-7223.

General admission single-day tickets for adults are $25 during the first three days and $35 on Saturday. Kids ages 12 and younger are $10 each day or $40 for a four-day reserved ticket. Pit passes are $35 each during the first three days and $40 on Saturday, or a four-day pit pass may be purchased for $125 (save $20 off single-day pit pass price)

The entry fee is $300 for competitors who enter by midnight this Saturday, July 20. The entry fee is $400 at the track. Mulligans are an additional $100 and must be included with the entry. The entry form is available for download at http://usmts.com/downloads/entry-forms/ online.

This event is sanctioned by the United States Modified Touring Series and all USMTS rules apply. No points will be awarded for this event and no license is required. Tires allowed are the American Racer KK704, stamped Hoosier G60 or Wissota Hoosier 35. The Wissota Hoosier 35 will only be permitted for licensed Wissota drivers and the racecar must be completely Wissota legal.

Miners Outdoor & Rec will have golf carts available to rent for this years event. Interested parties are urged to call in advance to reserve yours today to ensure availability. Rates are $175 for the week for a standard cart and $250 for a four-passenger cart. Quantities are limited. Call Miner’s Outdoor & Rec at 507-583-2712 to reserve your golf cart for the week.

The Deer Creek Speedway sits on 60 acres of scenic rural rolling hills with one of Americas most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and a busy modern campground. The 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval is located 11.3 miles south of I-90 (exit 209) on US 63 (0.7 mile north of SR 16) in Spring Valley, Minn. For more info, call toll-free 877-327-7223 or 507-346-2342 on race day or visit www.deercreekspeedway.com online.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/USMTSTV.

JAM THE STANDS a huge Success

July 16th, 2013

Spring Valley MN- Tonight saw a huge crowd on hand for the JAM THE STANDS night at Deer Creek Speedway thanks to the Minnesota Corn Growers and a large group of sponsors. Everyone who walked through the door got in free thanks to this great list of sponsors and they saw a great night of racing with some really close finishes. The track crew had to pull out all the stops again to provide a great racing surface as the rains that hit the speedway in the morning subsided during the lunch hour giving them just enough time to get the races started just shortly after 6:00.

The first feature of the night was the Left Lane Transport USRA B-Modified Feature. Brady Keefe and Alex Williamson raced it out of turn two for the lead on the start. Keefe took the early lead while Jacob Bleess moved under Williamson for second. With two completed Cole Queensland and Williamson raced for the third spot. Troy Hovey worked into the top five. A restart on lap three saw Keefe leading with Queensland and Bleess racing for second. Bleess kept the spot and started to pressure Keefe for the lead. Hovey worked under Queensland for third on lap four as Bleess took over the lead. Hovey moved into second on lap five while Williamson and Brandon Hare raced for fifth. With ten completed Bleess still led with Hovey in second. Queensland started to work low on Keefe for third when Keefe slid up the banking in turn three and pounded the wall bringing out a caution. On the restart Bleess led out of turn two however coming through four Bleess, Queensland, Hovey and Ben Moudry battled four wide for the lead. Bleess held on for the top spot while Queensland
now sat in second. Queensland was running the top side of the speedway with Bleess running just slightly lower. Queensland then moved low as they came for the white flag. Entering turn one Queensland moved back to the top side of the speedway and pulled alongside of Bleess for the lead. Exiting turn four the momentum Queensland had on the top side of the speedway propelled him past Bleess for the win by a nose. The win was Queensland’s first win in the class. John VanMinsel won the “B” Feature while Bleess, Moudry, Keefe and Kadden Kath won the heat races.

The SixTwo Graphics WISSOTA Street Stocks pulled onto the speedway for their feature event with Karl Hewitt Jr., taking the early lead. Troy Voth and Kory Adams raced for second with Danny Hanson right behind them. Further back Mike Blowers, Danny Richards and Bernie Adams were three wide for the fifth spot. With three down Voth and K. Adams raced by Hewitt to take their battle to the front of the field. Hanson and Kyle King now raced side by side for the third spot as Voth started to gain control of the race. With seven completed Hanson and King still ran side by side as they closed up on Adams in the second spot. Hanson took over third on lap nine and on lap ten worked past Adams for the runner up spot. Blowers and King raced for the fourth spot while Voth pulled out to a half straight away lead up front. On lap eleven Voth led while the next six cars were two wide three rows deep in a close battle for position. Hanson took over second spot. With sixteen down, Blowers moved into the third spot but he nor Hanson had anything for Voth up front. Voth took home the win followed by Hanson, Blowers, Shaun Mann and Danny Richards. Heatraces were won by Hanson and Mann The Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds pulled onto the track. After an initial restart Dustin Scott and Tim Myhre raced for the lead. Scott took the lead at the completion of lap one while Myhre and Greg Pfeifer Jr., raced for the
second spot on lap two. Jared Boumeester pulled up to race with Pfeifer Jr. as the two cleared Myhre. With four down Scott slowly pulled away from the field and hands down had the best car on the track. Boumeester took control of the second spot but was unable to gain any ground on Scott up front. Scott took home the win with Boumeester in second. Pfeifer Jr., Tony Schill and Myhre rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Scott and Boumeester.

The Wagner Trucking WISSOTA Super Stocks were up next with Ryan Henderson getting the early jump on the field. Dave Solum sat in second while Kelly Anderson, Tommy Richards and Jeff Brauer raced for third. Anderson made a strong move on lap two
and drove by everyone to take over the lead. Brauer sat in third behind Henderson on lap three. With five down Brauer moved into the second spot while Richards followed through to third on the next lap. With eight down Anderson rolled around the bottom side of the speedway while Brauer jumped to the top side and started to make the high line work. With ten complete Brauer and Anderson were side by side for the lead. Brauer took over the top spot on lap eleven and never looked back as he pulled away from the field for the win. Late in the race Anderson fell back allowing Richards to take over second. Ed Sanders and Brian Fetting were in a battle for fourth as they closed up on Anderson late in the race. They both cleared Anderson as the checkers flew over the field. At the finish it was Brauer with the win. Richards,
Sanders, Fetting and Anderson rounding out the top five. Heat races were won by Anderson and Henderson

Nick Herrick jumped out front in the Altenburg Construction WISSOTA Late Model feature event with Neil Eckhart and Jake Redetzke racing for second. Redetzke took over second on lap two while Nate Beyenhof worked past Kyle Jumbeck for the fourth spot.With four completed Redetzke worked under Herrick for the lead. Beyenhof worked past Eckhart for the third spot. With seven completed Mike Prochnow worked into the top five. With ten down Redetzke was running away from the field. By lap fourteen second through sixth place were in a tight pack racing for position. Prochnow and Jumbeck were side by side for fourth as the made contact coming out of four and both cars slid down the speedway bringing out a caution. Jumbeck went to the pits with a flat tire while Prochnow restarted at the rear of the field. On the restart
Redetzke blasted back out front with Nate Beyenhof moving into second. Nick Beyenhof, Dustin Strand and Herrick were three wide for third. Nick took the spot and on lap eighteen started to battle with brother Nate for the second spot.. On lap twenty Nick took over the second spot while Joe Ludemann worked into fourth. Ludemann moved under Nate Beyenhof for third on lap twenty two but no one was able to gain any ground on Redetzke up front who took home the win. Nick Beyenhof, Ludemann, Nate Beyenhof and Strand rounded out the top five. Herrick and Prochnow won the heat race action.

The final race of the night was another good one with the NAPA AutoCare USRA Modifieds. Kelly Shryock, Nate Wasmund and Joey Jensen were three wide for the lead until Jensen took over the lead at the completion of lap one. Wasmund was in second with Shryock in third. Josh Angst and Lucas Schott raced for fourth. The first caution flew on lap two and on the restart Jensen led. Wasmund was in second while Schott and Shryock raced for third. Steve Wetzstein joined the battle for third on lap four. Shryock held onto the position and started to pressure Wasmund for second. With six down Shryock took over the second spot. With seven completed Shryock, Wasmund and Wetzstein were three wide for second. Just as Wasmund slipped back a little on lap eight, Schott found the high line to his liking and blew by all three of them to take over the second spot. Wetzstein moved into third as Schott saw Jensen a straightaway ahead of him. Schott tracked Jensen down and on lap fourteen showed the inside to Jensen. Schott took over the lead on lap fifteen just before a caution flew on lap sixteen. On the restart Schott blasted back out front up against the wall on the speedway. Wetzstein moved into second with Jensen in third. Jason Cummins and Shryock raced for the fourth spot with Cummins taking the spot away as a final caution flew on lap twenty three. Schott took home the win on the restart followed by Wetzstein, Cummins moved past Jensen for third with Shryock rounding out the top five. Heat races were won by Shryock, Dan Bohr and Brad Waits.

Lanigan Triumphs during NAPA Gopher 50 at Deer Creek Speedway

July 9th, 2013

Spring Valley MN–Finally a perfect day for racing saw 33 World Of Outlaw Late Models check into the back gate for action at the NAPA Auto Parts Gopher 50 Charity Late Model event. A very large crowd was on hand to partake in the racing event on this July evening. During time trials Chris Simpson of Oxford Iowa set fast time with a lap of 14.097 seconds also setting a new track record with the lap. Heat race action was won by Simpson, Darrell Lanigan, Shane Clanton and Morgan Bagley.

Chris Simpson jumped into the early lead from his outside front row starting spot with Darrell Lanigan falling into second ahead of Morgan Bagley, Josh Richards and Tim McCreadie. A perfectly smooth, freshly worked track saw fast laps early in the feature. Shane Clanton moved into to the top five after getting around McCreadie on lap five. With six down Richards started to pressure Bagley for third while Lanigan pressured Simpson for the top spot. Lanigan was faster through the corners running the bottom of the speedway while Simpson kept the hammer down on the top side holding the slight edge for the top spot. With nine completed Lanigan finally worked past Simpson for the top spot while Richards moved into third. Lapped traffic came into play on lap twelve as the leaders flew around the speedway. On lap thirteen Richards worked under Simpson for second and started to close in on Lanigan up front. A caution on lap twenty four bunched the field back up with Lanigan taking the lead. Simpson’s high line moved him back into the third spot while Eric Wells, Bagley and Clanton raced three wide for fourth. Clanton and Wells continued the race for fourth on lap twenty six as Bagley dropped out of the top five. Richards moved past Simpson again on lap thirty but was unable to gain any ground on Lanigan up front. Lanigan took home the win worth $11,000 thanks to a $1,000 bonus put up by NAPA for any car displaying the NAPA decal and winning the feature event. Richards, Simpson, Wells and Clanton rounded out the five. In victory lane Lanigan hosted the trophy’s for the event with a large NAPA Know How hat from the NAPA group and a Chainsaw carved Gopher presented by Miner’s Outdoor and Rec.

The final feature race of the event was the 30 lap NAPA AutoCare USRA Modified feature event. Front row started Brandon Davis jumped out front at the drop of the green. Rodney Sanders moved into second with Mike Sorensen in third. Craig Thatcher worked into the top five on lap three while further back the Modifieds were racing all over the track in a large pack of cars from tenth through eighteenth. With some crazy action further back Davis was on a groove up front. A caution with five down saw Davis leading with Sorensen taking over the second spot. Thatcher and Joey Jensen were side by side for fourth. Thatcher took the spot and started to pressure Sanders for the third spot, Kelly Shryock moved past Jensen for fifth on lap ten. Lucas Schott moved up to put pressure on Jensen. From lap twelve to the finish Jensen and Schott raced side by side for the sixth spot. Davis was all by himself up front and slowly pulled away from Sorensen. On the last lap Jensen and Schott split Shryock and to take their battle into the fifth spot. At the finish it was Davis, Sorensen, Sanders, Thatcher and Jensen in the top five.

Racing action resumes next Saturday with racing in all five classes. Admission will be free into the stands courtesy of the Minnesota Corn Growers.

Free Admission to Deer Creek Speedway on Saturday, July 13th

July 7th, 2013

SPRING VALLEY, MN – What’s better than going to the races at Deer Creek Speedway? How about going to the races at Deer Creek Speedway for FREE!

That’s right races fans, on Saturday, July 13th EVERYONE will get into the grandstands at Deer Creek Speedway for FREE!

A record point night event crowd is expected to be on hand as the Minnesota Corn Growers Association presents “Jam The Stands.” A fun filled event that is FREE to attend!

Event Schedule
2:30: Truck Country Slingshots start on Button Buck Speedway
3:30: Not your average Joe Magic Show – A great show for all ages!
4:30-6:00: Live Band – Booker Minnie Band
4:30-6:30: Live Radio Remote: Tune into Kwwk 96.5 FM.
6:00: Races start on Deer Creek Speedway featuring all six weekly point classes.

Fans are urged to stop by the Ethanol and sponsor displays that will be located near the grandstand area to learn about the environmental and economic benefits of clean, renewable and homegrown ethanol. The concession stands will also be open all afternoon and throughout the evening’s activities.

Jam The Stands is a promotion to raise awareness and goodwill for the entire Ethanol industry. This exciting opportunity is made possible with support from the corn growers, input suppliers, ethanol plants and the ethanol industry as a whole. Special thanks to the Minnesota Corn Growers including the following counties: Dodge, Freeborn, Fillmore, Goodhue, Olmsted, Mower, and Winona.

Supporters of the event also include Home Federal Savings Bank, Merchants Bank, your local Snap-on Tool dealers, Pioneer Seed, Asgrow Dekalb Seed, Krueger Seed, Syngenta Seeds,DuPont Pioneer Brand Products, Johnson Chemical, Dierck’s Farm & Grains,Southwest Farms, Poet Biorefining, Absolute Energy, Ag Partners Co-op, Hutton Inc., Hartland Fuel roducts, North Country John Deere, Hyland Motor Co, Wagner Trucking,Midwest Millwright, Power 96.1, KOWZ, and KWWK 96.5.

Mark your calendars, tell your friends and don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity. Don’t forget that the Deer Creek Campground is located right next to the speedway. For questions or reservations in regards to the campground call 507-346-2342.

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About Minnesota Corn Growers Association

MCGA works closely with the Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council, which administers the efficient and effective use of Minnesota’s corn check-off. By working together, the two organizations identify and promote opportunities for corn farmers, while enhancing Minnesota’s quality of life. Although these two organizations are separate and distinct entities, they share the common goal of expanding the use, marketing, and efficient, environmentally sound production of corn while helping others understand the value and importance of corn production to our nation’s economy. Learn more at www.mncorn.org .

FREE Entry for Late Model Teams at this year’s NAPA Auto Parts Gopher 50

July 5th, 2013

SPRING VALLEY, MN – Each year the Blooming Prairie Lions hit the streets and visit local businesses to help make a dream come true for many local late model teams. To many local drivers competing with the World of Outlaw Late Model Series is a once in a lifetime opportunity, however, it’s been an opportunity that the Lions have made possible thanks to the “Team Sponsorship” program.

Competing in the NAPA Auto Parts Gopher 50 isn’t only one of the biggest challenges a local driver will face, but one of the most expensive but thanks to the hard work of so many we’re now able to help.

To be eligible for the program drivers must currently be in the top 20 in track points at Deer Creek Speedway or the top 10 in points in the Blaine Brothers WISSOTA Challenge Series. These 30 drivers will get to compete in this prestigious event for FREE! If you’re one of these 30 drivers your name will be on a list at the pit gate and all you have to do is mention this when you show up.

That’s right, this program pays for their entry fee, driver pit passes and any Transponder or Raceceiver rental fees that may apply to enter an event such as this, fees that can accumulate to over $250 per team. Listed below are the “Team Sponsors” that have donated to the event to make this dream possible.

Akkerman Inc.
Central Valley Co-Op
Farmers and Merchants State Bank
Mark Noble Racing
Pizza Cellar
MJC Custom Spraying
Sata Equipment
Bishop Excavating
Noble Rv
Wagner Trucking
L&D Ag
Ronald Nelson Restoration
Roberts Specialty Company
Marzolf Implement Co
Olympic Fire Protection
John Schraeder Trucking
Evan Reyna Racing
Joe’s Repair
Mike’s Repair
Wurst Oil Inc
Eagles Club of Rochester
SunOpta
Sorensen & Sorensen Painting
Med City Collision
Snap On – Dan Sween

Teams are also urged to review the recent release by the World of Outlaws in regards to the new tire rule that has been put in place for the Wild West Tour. Information can be found online by clicking here.

For more information visit us online at www.deercreekspeedway.com or “LIKE” our Facebook Page. You can also follow us on Twitter @DeerCreekSpeed (#TheCreek) or on our YouTube Channel.

Kaanta Tops Blaine Brothers Late Model Challenge Series

July 2nd, 2013

Spring Valley MN–127 cars checked into the back gate for the AgStar Financial Firecracker Special at Deer Creek Speedway. Once again the track crew had to work hard after an overnight soaker hit the speedway. The crew provided a good hard surface during the heat races and then reworked the track before the features to give the drivers the best racing
surface of the season. Thanks to Mother Nature last week there was a little unfinished business as the final feature of the night was rained out.

The first feature of the night on the speedway was the makeup NAPA AutoCare USRA Modified feature. Nate Wasmund jumped out front on the initial start only to have the caution fly as Lucas Schott, Bob Timm, Brad Waits, Jason Schlangen, Darwyn Karau and Brandon Davis all involved in a pileup in turn two. On the restart Jason Cummins took advantage of the yellow to jump out to the early lead. Wasmund sat in second with Dan Bohr in third. Brad Waits and Steve Wetzstein battled for fourth. Bohr started to challenge Wasmund for the second spot as Wasmund suddenly slowed with front end problems. On the restart Cummins blasted out front again while Wetzstein and Waits still raced for the third spot behind Bohr. Tommy Myer and Mike Sorensen raced for the fifth spot. With nine completed Josh Angst moved up to race with Myer
and Sorensen for the fifth spot. Cummins pulled out to a straight away lead by lap fifteen while Waits and Wetzstein still dueled for third. On lap eighteen Wetzstein finally took over the third spot while Myer rounded out the top five. Cummins cruised home to a half a lap lead over Bohr, Wetzstein, Waits and Myer.

The first feature of the night for the regular show saw the Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds pull onto a freshly reworked, tacky and ultra-smooth track and it showed as they put on one of their best features in a long time. Bill Stettner took the early lead with Don Schaefer in second. As they came to finish lap one Greg Pfeifer Jr. found the fast line and flew by into the lead. A caution flew as the cars entered turn three. On the restart Pfeifer Jr. bolted out front with Jared Boumeester in second. Stettner, Cory Crapser and Jason Born were three wide for third. On lap four Boumeester got crossed up slowing Crapser and allowing Born and Dustin Scott now to battle for third. Boumeester got quickly up to speed and rejoined the battle for third. Another caution on lap five bunched the field back up and on the restart Pfeifer JR. led with Born and Boumeester racing for second. Crapser and Scott were side by side for fourth right behind them. Boumeester moved up to battle with Pfeifer Jr. for the lead. Boumeester took the lead on lap eight as another caution flew. Boumeester led on the restart while Born spun into the infield in turn two ending his good run. With twelve down Scott and Pfeifer Jr. were side by side for second with Crapser right behind them. On the next lap
Scott took over second while Crapser moved past Pfeifer Jr. for the third spot. Another caution on lap fourteen saw Crapser driver around Boumeester on the restart to take the top spot. Scott and Boumeester battled for the second spot for the remaining circuits with Crapser taking home the win. Boumeester held on for second ahead of Scott, Pfeifer Jr., and Don Schaefer. Scott and Boumeester took home heat wins.

The SixTwo Graphics WISSOTA Street Stocks put on another great Street Dance on the speedway. Kyle King took the early lead with Troy Voth in second. Andrew Lokenvitz pressured Voth for second early on while Danny Hanson and Mike Blowers battled for fourth. The battle for fourth was only the beginning of the battle for these two thought. Voth took over the lead on lap three while Blowers, Hanson and Lokenvitz now battled for third behind King. A caution flew as Voth suddenly slowed in the lead with a front flat tire. On the lap eight restart Blowers and Hanson moved out front as they raced side by side for the lead. Hanson was given the edge at the line. These two stayed side by side for the next five laps with Hanson holding the slight edge at the line each lap. Shaun Mann moved past King for third on lap thirteen. Blowers took a slight lead on lap fourteen with Hanson leading lap fifteen. Blowers led the white flag lap with Hanson leading by .058 seconds at the line as the checkers flew. What a great race by these two as they ran most of the eighteen lap feature event side by side and never once touched. Mann came home third followed by King and Fred Prudoehl. Blowers and Danny Richards won the heat races.

The Left Lane Transport USRA B-Modifieds pulled onto the track next and put on an entertaining show as well. Jacob Bleess got the good draw and started on the pole and led lap one while Kylie Kath and Parker Hale raced for the second spot early
on. The field reset on a lap three caution with Kath taking the lead. Hale and Bleess raced for second while Cole Queensland moved into fourth. Bleess took over the second spot and then passed Kath for the lead on lap four. Anther restart on lap five saw Bleess leading while Queensland and Kath battled for second. Queensland took over the second spot and set sail on Bleess up front. With eight down Queensland got a good run and took the lead from Bleess just as the caution flew over the speedway again. Bleess led on the restart with Queensland in second just ahead on Brian Mahlstedt.
Erik Kanz and Ben Moudry raced for the fourth spot. As the checkers flew over the speedway Bleess held on for the win over Queensland, Mahlstadt, Moudry and Kanz.

Brandon Duellman has been looking strong the last couple weeks in the Wagner Trucking WISSOTA Super Stock division. Duellman led at the drop of the green with Jeff Brauer quickly moving up into second on the outside of the speedway. Brauer moved under Duellman on lap two as Bill Clemens and Josh Bartel raced for fourth behind Dave Solum. Clemens took over fourth and then on lap four battled with Solum for the third spot. The two made contact bringing out the caution. On the restart Brauer charged out front with Clemens in second. Kelly Anderson got under Duellman for the third spot. On the next laps Tommy Richards moved past Duellman for the fourth spot. Richards moved past Anderson on lap eight for the third spot and then on lap thirteen as Clemens pushed in three Richards took over the second spot. There was no catching Brauer up front though as he cruised home to take the checkers over Richards, Clemens, Anderson and Duellman. Heat races were won by Richards and Brauer.

Brad Waits led the high powered NAPA AutoCare USRA Modifieds to the green flag with Josh Angst close behind in second. Lucas Schott was close behind in third. Schott moved up to race with Angst as the two split Waits to race for the lead. Schott took control of the race on lap three while Mike Sorensen moved past Waits for third. A restart on lap five saw Schott leading, Sorensen now into second with Angst and Brandon Davis racing for third. With seven down Davis took over third. On lap eleven Davis worked under Sorensen for the second spot. A restart on lap twelve saw Davis power outside of Schott for the lead. Tommy Myer and Sorensen were racing for third.. Myer took the spot on lap fourteen and then on lap seventeen pulled alongside of Schott for the second spot. Myer took second while Jason Cummins worked into the top five. Davis was all alone up front as checked out from the field to take home the win. Myer, Schott, Cummins and Sorensen rounded out the top five. Steve Wetzstein, Waits, Schott and Greg Jensen took home the heat race action.

The final race of the night was the 40 lap Blaine Brothers Towing WISSOTA Late Model Feature event. Mike Prochnow jumped out to the early lead from his front row starting spot. John Kaanta and Zack Johnson raced for second with Kaanta taking the spot on lap two. Jake Redetzke and Lance Matthees rounded out the top five early on. Justin Sass pressured Matthees for the fifth spot on lap nine as Kaanta closed on Prochnow up front. A restart on lap thirteen saw Prochnow leading. Kaanta was in second while Matthees moved past Johnson for the third spot. Five laps later another caution flew with Johnson taking back the third spot. Redetzke moved under Matthees for the fourth spot as the laps started to wind down. On lap twenty seven Kaanta put heavy pressure on Prochnow for the lead and took over the top spot on lap twenty nine. Kaanta slowly pulled away from Prochnow to take home the win. Prochnow, Johnson, Redetzke and Matthees rounded out the top five. Heat race action went to Prochnow, Matthees and Kaanta.

Racing action resumes next weekend with the annual Gopher 50 featuring the World of Outlaw Late Models and the USRA Modifieds.

AgStar Financial Services FireCracker this Weekend

June 29th, 2013