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Bruce Sommerfeld Memorial, Money Mania set for Oct. 12-13 at Mineral City Speedway

October 5th, 2012

FORT DODGE, Iowa – The Mineral City Speedway in Fort Dodge, Iowa, will host its final event of the 2012 campaign on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13, with the 8th Annual Bruce Sommerfeld Memorial and Money Mania on tap at the popular half-mile clay oval. Five USRA-sanctioned divisions will be in action with a complete show both days featuring Modifieds, A-Mods, Stock Cars, B-Mods and Hobby Stocks.

For the USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods, it will also be the final event of the 2012 campaign for the Industrial Material Surplus Iron Man Challenge. Drivers in all classes will compete in heat races, “B” mains and “A” mains on Friday, with the top 8 finishers in each main event locking themselves into Saturday’s main event. After completion of the program Friday, each of the 18 “A” main starters (90 drivers total) will have the opportunity to draw an envelope with an unknown amount of cash inside ranging from $50 to $700.

For the top 8 finishers in each of Friday’s main events, the driver can keep the envelope (with amount enclosed still unknown) but will forfeit his/her guaranteed spot in Saturday’s main event and must re-qualify Saturday with everybody else. If the driver foregoes the envelope and keeps his/her spot, the amount of money that is in the envelope will be spread out evenly among the top 8 finishers in that division’s main event on Saturday.

Five random non-qualified drivers’ names following Friday’s main events will be drawn for a $100 cash bonus. Plus, during the driver meeting on Saturday another five names will be drawn for another $100 each – a total of $1,000 bonus bucks
during the two nights! On Saturday, all non-qualifiers will compete in another round of heats and “B” mains prior to the “A” main for each class. The eight previously qualified drivers will compete in a dash to determine their starting spots in the “A” main, with the rest of Saturday’s qualifiers lining up behind them.

All classes will compete for the same purse with $1,200 going to the winner and a minimum of $125 to all feature race starters on Saturday night. However, payoffs for each division may be even more for the top 8 depending on what some drivers decide what to do with their envelope on Friday night. To top that off, officials have also posted a $500 Clean Sweep Bonus to any driver who can win both main events in their division on Friday and Saturday.

Econo Stocks may run with the Hobby Stocks, and a $50 bonus will be awarded each night to the highest-finishing Econo Stock in the “A” main.

FRIDAY MYSTERY ENVELOPES: $700 (1), $500 (2), $450 (1), $400 (1), $350 (1), $300 (2), $225 (2), $250 (2), $200 (3), $175 (2), $150 (3), $125 (4), $100 (30), $75 (16), $50 (20).

SATURDAY “A” MAIN PAYOUT: 1. $1200, 2. $750, 3. $600, 4. $500, 5. $400, 6. $350, 7. $300, 8. $275, 9. $250, 10. $225, 11. $200, 12. $170, 13. $150, 14. $140, 15. $130, 16-24. $125, Tow $75.

Early entry fee is $75 if entered on or before Oct. 9. After that date or at the gate on race day, the entry fee is $100. Call 515-832-6000 to enter or download the entry form at www.mineralcityspeedway.com.

Hornets will also race for $150 to win and $30 to start each night, but do not partake in the mystery envelopes. There is no entry fee for the Hornets with the following payout each night: 1. $150, 2. $100, 3. $80, 4. $70, 5. $60, 6. $55, 7. $50, 8. $45, 9-10. $40, 11-13. $35, 14-24. $30.

Grandstand seating for adults is $12 for general admission on Friday and $15 on Saturday. Kids ages 6-12 are just $3 each night and children 5 and under are free. Pit passes are $30 each night.

USRA A-Mod rules for this event are flat tappet steel-headed engines only with no spoiler. Drivers cannot use the same car to race in two different Modified divisions. Race format will be draw/redraw each night. Tires allowed for the Modifieds, A-Mods, Stock Cars and B-Mods are American Racer KK704 or Hoosier G60. Restrictor plates will not be required for Hobby Stocks. All other USRA rules apply.

USRA track and national points will be awarded in all divisions USRA-sanctioned divisions. Points will also be awarded each night for USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods in the Industrial Material Surplus Iron Man Challenge.

There’s no license required and no track fees, just a pit pass. Any driver competing in two or more classes must purchase a pit pass for each class.

The Mineral City Speedway is a 1/2-mile semi-banked dirt oval located 0.9 mile north of US 20 on US 169, then 0.5 mile east on 230th. For more information check out www.mineralcityspeedway.com online. You can also like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mineralcityspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/fortdodgefast.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000.

Season Championships, Fan Appreciation Night this Friday at Mineral City Speedway

August 23rd, 2012

FORT DODGE, Iowa – The Mineral City Speedway in Fort Dodge, Iowa, will host its final weekly event of the 2012 campaign this on Friday, Aug. 24, with Season Championships in all five weekly divisions plus Fan Appreciation Night featuring a $1,000 Kids Money Drop.

Admission is just $5 for general admission this Friday at Fort Dodge’s ‘Palace of Speed’ and kids ages 5 and under get in FREE as always. Pit passes are $25. Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m., hot laps start at 7 and racing begins at 7:30.

Six classes will be in action – USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Mods, USRA Hobby Stocks, Econo Stocks and Hornets plus the popular USRA A-Mods will also be on the card with season champions crowned following the final checkered flag of the evening.

USRA A-Mod rules for this event are flat tappet steel-headed engines only with no spoiler. Quick changes are allowed with an 8,000 rpm chip. Race format will be draw/redraw. Tires allowed for the A-Mod, Stock Car and B-Mod classes are American
Racer KK-704 or Hoosier G-60. USRA track and national points will be awarded in all divisions USRA-sanctioned divisions.

USRA A-Mods will pay $500 to win. The USRA Stock Car and USRA B-Mod feature winners will earn $350 each and USRA Hobby Stocks will battle for a top prize of $300. Econo Stocks and Hornets are $100 to win.

Friday’s show will wrap up the regular season at the Mineral City Speedway, with one special event left to close out the year. The Bruce Sommerfeld Memorial will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5-6, with the finale for the Industrial Material Surplus Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Mods and more.

The Mineral City Speedway is a 1/2-mile semi-banked dirt oval located 0.9 mile north of US 20 on US 169, then 0.5 mile east on 230th. For more information check out www.mineralcityspeedway.com online.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000.

Olson gets first win, five others return to victory lane at Mineral City Speedway

August 19th, 2012

FORT DODGE, Iowa – After a long and hot summer, perfect racing weather greeted drivers and fans at the Mineral City Speedway Friday night with six classes in action on the fast half-mile clay oval.

For the first time since, June the USRA A-Mods returned to the track with Scott Olson taking down the win and $500 top prize, with Bill Crimmins, Ryan Watnem, Chris Snyder and Devon Havlik rounding out the top 5. It was the first win of the season at MCS for the Blairsburg pilot.

Due to the nice turnout of cars, officials announced that the A-Mods have been added to the program this Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 20-21, during the Great American Stock Shootout, as well as the Season Championships next Friday, Aug. 24.

Fort Dodge’s Lance Deal bested Wayne Crimmins, Malcolm Teachout and for the victory in the USRA Stock Car main event. It was Deal’s sixth win of the season.

In the USRA B-Mod main event, Eric Elliott of Boone took the checkered flag for his fourth win of the year. Polesitter Jake Simpson held on for the runner-up paycheck, followed by Andy Tiernan, Chase Ellingson and Matt Lettow.

USRA Hobby Stock points leader Myles Michehl of Fort Dodge picked up the $300 winner’s share of the prize money with his sixth triumph of the 2012 campaign. Cody Nielsen charged from tenth on the starting grid to a second-place finish. Jeremy
Morriss, Bill Richards and Kevin Berger rounded out the top 5.

In other action, Fort Dodge residents Brad Hanse and Joe DeBoer each took home feature wins. While Hanse captured his seventh overall win and fifth straight in the Econo Stock class, DeBoer roared to his third of the season.

UP NEXT: GREAT AMERICAN STOCK CAR SHOOTOUT

On Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 20-21, the Stock Cars, B-Mods, Hobby Stocks and A-Mods take center stage for the Great American Stock Car Shootout. Stock Cars and B-Mods will pay $500 to win on Monday night while Hobby Stocks will pay $300 to win. The payoff explodes on Tuesday when Stock Cars and B-Mods will race for $1,000 to win with Hobby Stocks battling for a $600 top prize.

A-Mods will race for $500 to win and $100 to start each night.

Gates open at 5 p.m., hot laps start at 7 and racing begins at 7:30. Grandstand tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for kids ages 13-16 and children under 13 get in for free both days. Pit passes are $30 each day. There is no entry fee for this event.

The Mineral City Speedway is a 1/2-mile semi-banked dirt oval located 0.9 mile north of US 20 on US 169, then 0.5 mile east on 230th. For more information check out www.mineralcityspeedway.com online.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000.

SpeedWeek kicks off Friday at Mineral City Speedway

August 17th, 2012

FORT DODGE, Iowa – The Mineral City Speedway in Fort Dodge, Iowa, is set for a fast ‘n’ furious week of big action and big money with four nights of racing over the course of eight days.

It all kicks off this Friday, Aug. 17, with all five weekly racing divisions in action plus the return of the A-Mods. On Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 20-21, the Stock Cars, B-Mods and Hobby Stocks take center stage for the Great American Stock Car Shootout. SpeedWeek at Fort Dodge’s ‘Palace of Speed’ concludes Friday, Aug. 24, with Season Championships in all five divisions.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

All five weekly racing divisions – Stock Cars, B-Mods, Hobby Stocks, Econo Stocks and Hornets – will be in action on Friday, Aug. 17, along with the return of the A-Mods racing for $500 to win and $100 to start.

Gates open at 5 p.m., hot laps start at 7 and racing begins at 7:30. Adult grandstand tickets are $10, kids ages 13-16 are $6 and children under 13 get in for free. Pit passes are $25.

Main event payouts for Friday, Aug. 17, are as follows:

A-MODS: 1. $500, 2. $350, 3. $230, 4. $170, 5. $140, 6. $120, 7. $110, 8. $105, 9-20. $100.

STOCK CARS: 1. $350, 2. $230, 3. $180, 4. $150, 5. $120, 6. $100, 7. $90, 8. $80, 9. $75, 10. $70, 11. $65, 12-20. $60.

B-MODS: 1. $300, 2. $230, 3. $180, 4. $140, 5. $120, 6. $100, 7. $90, 8. $80, 9. $75, 10. $70, 11. $65, 12. $60, 13. $55, 14-20. $50.

HOBBY STOCKS: 1. $300, 2. $230, 3. $180, 4. $140, 5. $110, 6. $90, 7. $80, 8. $70, 9. $65, 10. $60, 11. $55, 12-20. $50.

ECONO STOCKS: 1. $100, 2. $80, 3. $70, 4. $60, 5. $50, 6. $45, 7. $40, 8. $35, 9-20. $30.

HORNETS: 1. $100, 2. $75, 3. $50, 4. $40, 5. $35, 6. $30, 7-20. $25.

A-Mod rules for this event are flat tappet steel-headed engines only with no spoiler. Quick changes are allowed with an 8,000 rpm chip. Race format will be draw/redraw. Tires allowed for the A-Mod, Stock Car and B-Mod classes are American Racer KK-704 or Hoosier G-60. USRA track and national points will be awarded in all divisions.

There’s no license required and no track fees, just a pit pass, so come out to one of the raciest half-mile speedways in Iowa and have some fun while taking home some good cash too.

MONDAY-TUESDAY, AUGUST 20-21

On Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 20-21, the Stock Cars, B-Mods and Hobby Stocks take center stage for the Great American Stock Car Shootout. Stock Cars and B-Mods will pay $500 to win on Monday night while Hobby Stocks will pay $300 to win. The payoff explodes on Tuesday when Stock Cars and B-Mods will race for $1,000 to win with Hobby Stocks battling for a $600 top prize.

Gates open at 5 p.m., hot laps start at 7 and racing begins at 7:30. Grandstand tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for kids ages 13-16 and children under 13 get in for free both days. Pit passes are $30 each day. There is no entry fee for this event.

Main event payouts for Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 20-21, are as follows:

USRA STOCK CARS: Monday – 1. $500, 2. $350, 3. $230, 4. $170, 5. $140, 6. $110, 7. $100, 8. $85, 9. $75, 10. $70, 11. $65, 12. $60, 13. $55, 14-24. $50, Tow $30; Tuesday – 1. $1000, 2. $650, 3. $500, 4. $370, 5. $280, 6. $230, 7. $180, 8. $140, 9. $110, 10. $100, 11. $90, 12. $80, 13. $75, 14. $70, 15. $65, 16-24. $60, Tow $40.

USRA B-MODS: Monday – 1. $500, 2. $350, 3. $230, 4. $170, 5. $130, 6. $100, 7. $90, 8. $80, 9. $75, 10. $70, 11. $65, 12. $60, 13. $55, 14-24. $50, Tow $30; Tuesday – 1. $1000, 2. $600, 3. $450, 4. $350, 5. $250, 6. $200, 7. $170, 8. $140, 9. $110, 10. $100, 11. $90, 12. $80, 13. $75, 14. $70, 15. $65, 16-24. $60, Tow $40.

USRA HOBBY STOCKS: Monday – 1. $300, 2. $230, 3. $180, 4. $140, 5. $110, 6. $100, 7. $90, 8. $80, 9. $75, 10. $70, 11. $65, 12. $60, 13. $55, 14-24. $50, Tow $30; Tuesday – 1. $600, 2. $430, 3. $300, 4. $225, 5. $170, 6. $130, 7. $115, 8. $105, 9. $90, 10. $85, 11. $80, 12. $75, 13. $70, 14. $65, 15-24. $60, Tow $40.

Drivers must race both days in order to race for the published purse on Tuesday. Drivers racing on Tuesday only will race for the Monday purse. USRA track and national points will be awarded to licensed drivers, but a USRA license is not required to compete in this event. Tires allowed for the Stock Car and B-Mod classes are American Racer KK-704 or Hoosier G-60.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24
The final weekly event of the 2012 campaign is on Friday, Aug. 24, with Season Championships in all five weekly divisions plus Fan Appreciation Night featuring $1,000 Kids Money Drop. Stock Cars, B-Mods, Hobby Stocks, Econo Stocks and Hornets will be in action with season champions crowned following the final checkered flag.

Grandstand gates open at 5:00, hot laps start at 7:00 and racing begins at 7:30. Grandstand tickets are $5 for everybody 13 and older while children under 13 get in for free. Pit passes are $25.

Main event payouts for Friday, Aug. 24, are as follows:

STOCK CARS: 1. $350, 2. $230, 3. $180, 4. $150, 5. $120, 6. $100, 7. $90, 8. $80, 9. $75, 10. $70, 11. $65, 12-20. $60.

B-MODS: 1. $300, 2. $230, 3. $180, 4. $140, 5. $120, 6. $100, 7. $90, 8. $80, 9. $75, 10. $70, 11. $65, 12. $60, 13. $55, 14-20. $50.

HOBBY STOCKS: 1. $300, 2. $230, 3. $180, 4. $140, 5. $110, 6. $90, 7. $80, 8. $70, 9. $65, 10. $60, 11. $55, 12-20. $50.

ECONO STOCKS: 1. $100, 2. $80, 3. $70, 4. $60, 5. $50, 6. $45, 7. $40, 8. $35, 9-20. $30.

HORNETS: 1. $100, 2. $75, 3. $50, 4. $40, 5. $35, 6. $30, 7-20. $25.

Tires allowed for the A-Mod, Stock Car and B-Mod classes are American Racer KK-704 or Hoosier G-60. USRA track and national points will be awarded in all three USRA-sanctioned divisions. With enough support on the Aug. 17 event, A-Mods may be added to this show.

That will wrap up the regular season at the Mineral City Speedway, with one special event left to close out the year. The Bruce Sommerfeld Memorial will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5-6, with the finale for the Industrial Material Surplus Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Mods and more. More information on this event is forthcoming.

The Mineral City Speedway is a 1/2-mile semi-banked dirt oval located 0.9 mile north of US 20 on US 169, then 0.5 mile east on 230th. For more information check out www.mineralcityspeedway.com online.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000.

August kicks off with USMTS National Championship Series tripleheader in Hawkeye State

August 1st, 2012

ALTA, Iowa — The USMTS Modifieds will be back in action this week with three USMTS National Championship Series events paying $4,000 to win each.

Fresh off his win this past weekend at the World Modified Dirt Track Championship, defending USMTS national champion Ryan Gustin of Marshalltown, Iowa, leads a host of touring titans into battle as the current points leader in this year’s USMTS
National Championship Series title chase.

Other drivers to watch at this week’s trio of blockbuster events include 2010 USMTS national champion Jason Hughes of Watts, Okla.; 2007 USMTS national champion Jason Krohn of Slayton, Minn.; and nine-time USMTS national champion Kelly Shryock of Fertile, Iowa.

Rodney Sanders of Happy, Texas, enters this week’s contest ranked third in the standings and still looking for his first USMTS National Championship Series win of 2012. Others to watch this week include Chris Brown, twin brothers Johnny and Stormy
Scott, Dereck Ramirez, Zack VanderBeek, Terry Phillips, Jon Tesch, Rick Beebe, Jeremy Payne, Bryan Rowland, Mike Sorensen, Ryan Ruter, Ron Keith, Austin Siebert, Daniel Hilsabeck, Corey Dripps, Al Hejna, Mike Steensma, Dean Mahlstedt and more.

BUENA VISTA RACEWAY – ALTA, IA WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1

On Wednesday, Aug. 1, the Best of the Best trek to the Buena Vista Raceway in Alta, Iowa, for the 4th Annual Vander Haag’s Battle at the Beaver.

After four events, four different drivers have conquered the 3/8-mile semi-banked dirt oval. Kelly Shryock won the inaugural event in 2008 while two visits were made in 2009 with Al Hejna and Jason Hughes emerging victorious. In 2010, Ryan Gustin made ‘The Beaver’ home to one of his 16 wins that season. The 2011 edition was rained-out.

Grandstand gates open at 6 p.m. with hot laps at 6:45 and racing to follow. The pits open at 5 p.m. Adult grandstand tickets are $18 with kids ages 12 and under free. Pit passes are $30.

Also on the night’s program will be Stocks Cars, Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks, Sport Compacts BVR Bombers.

The Buena Vista Raceway is a semi-banked 3/8-mile dirt oval located 0.5 mile east of CR M31 on SR 7 (at the Buena Vista County Fairgrounds). For more information call 712-664-2662 or visit www.buenavistaraceway.com online.

MINERAL CITY SPEEDWAY – FORT DODGE, IA THURSDAY, AUG. 2

On Thursday the attention turns to the exciting Mineral City Speedway in Fort Dodge, Iowa, for the 6th Annual Fort Dodge Modified Nationals. This will be the second visit to the Fort Dodge’s palace of power. Rodney Sanders captured the checkers in a remarkable drive from deep in the field to win the USMTS Casey’s Cup Series main event here on June 26.

Ryan Gustin and Kelly Shryock are both two-time winners at the Mineral City Speedway. Zack VanderBeek won here in 2006 while carrying the Cheetos colors. The inaugural event in 2005 was won by Tommy Myer.

In addition to the high-horsepower USMTS Modifieds battling for $4,000 to win, USRA B-Mods and USRA Hobby Stocks will also be in action. Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m., hot laps start at 7 and racing begins at 7:30. Adult grandstand tickets are $20, kids ages 13-16 are $12 and children 12 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $35.

The Mineral City Speedway is a semi-banked 1/2-mile dirt oval located 0.9 mile north of US 20 on US 169, then 0.5 mile east on 230th St. For more information check out www.mineralcityspeedway.com online or call the USMTS office at 515-832-7944.

CEDAR COUNTY RACEWAY – TIPTON, IA FRIDAY, AUGUST 3

The August kick-off tripleheader wraps up on Friday for a return trip to the Cedar County Raceway in Tipton, Iowa, where New Mexico’s Johnny Scott picked up the win last year after a memorable late-race battle with Zack VanderBeek and Jon Tesch. This time the stakes are higher as the Best of the Best in open-wheel dirt modified racing return to the historic Cedar County Fairgrounds and Al & Kathy Dlouhy’s high-banked 1/4-mile clay oval.

Gates open 5 p.m., hot laps start at 6:30 and the first heat race takes to the track at 7 p.m. Adult grandstand tickets are $20, kids ages 6-12 are $8 and children 5 and under are free. Pit passes are $35.

Legends Cars, Stock Cars, Four-Cylinders and Hobby Stocks will also be competing.

The Cedar County Raceway is located at the west edge of Tipton on 9th St. (at the Cedar County Fairgrounds). For more information, call 563-886-2328 or visit www.cedarcountyraceway.net 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/ustmts and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts.

Mineral City Speedway postpones Great American Stock Car Shootout to Aug. 20-21

July 18th, 2012

FORT DODGE, Iowa – Due to excessive heat forecasted for this Tuesday and Wednesday, officials at the Mineral City Speedway in Fort Dodge, Iowa, have postponed the Great American Stock Car Shootout.

“Weather forecasts are calling for temperatures approaching 100 degrees with very little wind both days,” said track manager Larry Flaws. “Who wants to work all day and then go sit in a sauna for several hours? In the best interest of our fans and the safety of our drivers, we feel this is an easy call.”

The event is now slated for Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 20-21, and will still feature four big classes battling for big money on the historic half-mile oval.

USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods will pay $500 to win on Monday, Aug. 20, while Hobby Stocks will pay $300 to win. The payoff explodes on Tuesday, Aug. 21, where Stock Cars and B-Mods will race for $1,500 to win with Hobby Stocks battling for a $700 top prize.

USRA STOCK CARS:
Day 1 – 1. $500, 2. $400, 3. $300, 4. $200, 5. $170, 6. $130, 7. $100, 8. $90, 9. $80, 10. $75, 11. $70, 12. $65, 13. $60, 14. $55, 15-24. $50. Day 2 – 1. $1500, 2. $1000, 3. $800, 4. $600, 5. $500, 6. $400, 7. $300, 8. $250, 9. $200, 10. $175, 11. $150, 12. $140, 13. $130, 14. $120, 15. $110, 16-24. $100.

USRA B-MODS:
Day 1 – 1. $500, 2. $400, 3. $300, 4. $200, 5. $170, 6. $130, 7. $100, 8. $90, 9. $80, 10. $75, 11. $70, 12. $65, 13. $60, 14. $55, 15-24. $50.
Day 2 – 1. $1500, 2. $1000, 3. $800, 4. $600, 5. $500, 6. $400, 7. $300, 8. $200, 9. $175, 10. $150, 11. $140, 12. $130, 13. $120, 14. $110, 15-24. $100.

USRA HOBBY STOCKS:
Day 1 – 1. $300, 2. $220, 3. $150, 4. $120, 5. $100, 6. $90, 7. $80, 8. $75, 9. $70, 10. $65, 11. $60, 12. $55, 13-24. $50.
Day 2 – 1. $700, 2. $500, 3. $350, 4. $270, 5. $220, 6. $180, 7. $150, 8. $120, 9. $100, 10. $90, 11. $80, 12-24. $75.

USRA A-Mods (alternative rules) will also compete each day for $600 to win and $100 to start (no entry fee). Econo Stocks and Hornets will race on Wednesday only (no entry fee for either class). Hobby Stocks must utilize a restrictor plate which will be supplied by the track. A-Mods will race with no spoilers. Drivers in the A-Mod, Stock Car and B-Mods divisions may use the American Racer KK704 or stamped Hoosier G60 racing tire. All other USRA rules apply.

USRA track and national points will be awarded to USRA-licensed drivers; however, a USRA license is not required to compete in this event. The entry fee covers both days and is $50 for Stock Cars and B-Mods or $25 for Hobby Stocks. Drivers must race both days in order to race for the published purse for Day 1 and 2. Drivers racing on Wednesday only race for the Day 1 purse.

Grandstand gates open at 5:00, hot laps start at 7:00 and racing begins at 7:30 both days. Adult grandstand tickets are $12 on Tuesday and $15 on Wednesday. Kids ages 13-16 are $8 and children under 13 get in for free both days. Pit passes are $30 each day.

The Mineral City Speedway is a 1/2-mile semi-banked dirt oval located 0.9 mile north of US 20 on US 169, then 0.5 mile east on 230th. For a complete 2012 schedule, complete weekly payouts and more check out www.mineralcityspeedway.com online.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000.

Jackson, Tiernan, Michehl share spotlight at Mineral City Speedway

July 11th, 2012

FORT DODGE, Iowa – It was a hot, steamy night Friday at the Mineral City Speedway with another round of the American Racer USRA Weekly Racing Series in action on fort Dodge’s Factory of Speed. While the summer sun shone down on those in attendance, 47 fans got their chance to grab some cold, hard cash in the Fan Frenzy Money Drop where $5,000 plummeted from more than eight stories in the air.

In USRA Stock Car action, Steve Jackson of Polk City came through for the $400 victory. “Mr. Stock Car” held on Mike Goldsberry of Runnells for the win while Malcolm Teachout of Fort Dodge, Webster City’s Dennis Plain and points leader Lance Deal of Fort Dodge rounded out the top 5.

Defending track champion Andy Tiernan of Woodward collected $400 too as he topped the USRA B-Mod main event. Rocky Caudle of Webster City settled for the runner-up spot, with Matt Lettow of Roland, Brian Miller of Grand Junction and Boone’s Eric Elliott finished third through fifth.

Myles Michehl of Fort Dodge clawed his way from the eighth starting spot to claim the $300 top prize in the USRA Hobby Stock feature race for the fourth time during the 2012 campaign. Todd Hillman of Kamrar placed second, followed by Jeremy Morriss of Clare, Jeff Lyon of Duncombe and Grant Moline of Manson. Brad Hanse of Fort Dodge came out on top in the Econo Stock main event by holding off fellow Fort Dodge resident Brad Babb, while Nate Evans of Fort Dodge came from dead last to win the Hornet feature over Mick Evans of Fort Dodge.

The Mineral City Speedway will be silent next Friday night as officials prepare for the Great American Stock Car Shootout on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 17-18. The event will feature USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Mods and USRA Hobby Stocks both nights, with Econo Stocks and Hornets joining the action on Wednesday as drivers battle for their biggest payoffs of the year. USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods will each be racing for $500 to win the first day and $1,500 on the second day. USRA Hobby Stocks battle for a $300 top prize on the first day with $700 going to the winner on day 2.

Grandstand gates open at 5:00, hot laps start at 7:00 and racing begins at 7:30 both days. Adult grandstand tickets are $12 on Tuesday and $15 on Wednesday. Kids ages 13-16 are $8 and children under 13 get in for free both days. Pit passes are $30 each day.

The Mineral City Speedway is a 1/2-mile semi-banked dirt oval located 0.9 mile north of US 20 on US 169, then 0.5 mile east on 230th. For a complete 2012 schedule, complete weekly payouts and more check out www.mineralcityspeedway.com online.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000.

$5,000 Fan Frenzy Money Drop this Friday at Mineral City Speedway

July 7th, 2012

FORT DODGE, Iowa – It’s going to be raining in Fort Dodge this Friday raining money, that is. This Friday night, July 6, the Mineral City Speedway will be hosting the highly-anticipated $5,000 Fan Frenzy Money Drop during the popular racetrack’s USRA Weekly Racing Series program featuring Stock Cars, B-Mods, Hobby Stocks, Econo Stocks and Hornets.

There will be 52 fans eligible for the money drop where $5,000 in cold, hard cash will fall from 100 feet in the air. Each participant will be able to snag as much cash out of the air as they possibly can, but once it touches the ground it is off limits. The money drop will include twenty $50 bills, fifty $20 bills, one-hundred $10 bills, two-hundred $5 bills and one-thousand $1 bills.

Officials will draw 15 tickets numbers from paying adults in the grandstands Friday night. Another 15 people will be selected from Fan Appreciation Night two weeks ago (bring back your ticket from that race and get a new ticket or if you used it last week for the USMTS race bring back that ticket stub and get a new ticket). The track will also be raffling off 15 spots (one ticket for $10 or three for $20) and drawing two fans from the sale of 50/50 tickets. The final five participants will be drawn from those buying pit passes Friday night.

Whether or not you get your chance to take home some extra cash, you will certainly get your money’s worth with food and drink specials all night to accompany great racing action in five classes.

Grandstand gates open at 5:00 this Friday, with hot laps start at 7:00 and the first green flag at 7:30. Adult grandstand tickets are $10, kids ages 13-16 are $6 and children under 13 get in for free. Pit passes are $25.

The Mineral City Speedway is a 1/2-mile semi-banked dirt oval located 0.9 mile north of US 20 on US 169, then 0.5 mile east on 230th. For a complete 2012 schedule, complete weekly payouts and more check out www.mineralcityspeedway.com online.

Drivers in the USRA Stock Car and USRA B-Mod divisions may run either the American Racer KK704 or the stamped Hoosier G60 racing tires. Also, USRA Hobby Stocks will not be required to utilize the restrictor plate. All other USRA rules apply. For complete rules, check out the Mineral City Speedway website at www.mineralcityspeedway.com.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com.

Sanders sizzles in Fort Dodge, collects fourth USMTS Casey’s Cup Series trophy of 2012

June 28th, 2012

FORT DODGE, Iowa – It’s not where you start but where you finish that counts, and Rodney Sanders has proven this true on several occasions this season. He did it again Tuesday night at the Mineral City Speedway.

Coming from 15th on the starting grid, the 22-year-old from Happy, Texas, took control on lap 15 and sailed to his fourth win of the 2012 USMTS Casey’s Cup Series campaign.

Sanders was halfway there when the race’s first and only caution waved on lap 7. Back under green, Sanders sliced his way through the pack and zoomed past race-long leader Kelly Shryock just before the mid-point of the 30-lapper.

From there, the USMTS Casey’s Cup Series points leader sailed to victory and collected the $2,000 top prize. In his four wins this season, Sanders has started no better than seventh.

A late yellow flag may have made things interesting. Defending USMTS National Champion Ryan Gustin found his groove late in the race and was trimming nearly half a second off of Sanders’ lead every lap, but time ran out as ‘The Reaper’ followed ‘The Rocket’ to the finish line in the runner-up position. Shryock wound up third with Jason Hughes claiming the fourth spot and Dereck Ramirez coming home fifth. Sixth through tenth were Johnny Scott, Colt Mather, Stormy Scott, Bryan Rowland and Ryan Ruter.

With the first of five straight nights of racing in the books, the USMTS Modifieds travel to the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., Wednesday evening to make up a rained-out event from last month.

The Deer Creek Speedway is a 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval 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.

Thursday will find the best open-wheel dirt modified pilots on the planet at the Fairmont Raceway in Fairmont, Minn., and then the action moves to the Highway 3 Raceway in Allison, Iowa, on Friday before wrapping up the swing with the popular “Donnybrook in Decorah” at the Upper Iowa Speedway in Decorah, Iowa, on Saturday night.

Each of the four remaining events will pay $4,000 to the winner and award valuable points in the USMTS National Championship Series where the 2012 champion will earn a $30,000 paycheck.

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 and follow us on Twitter.

Mineral City Speedway packs in 5,000 fans for Fan Appreciation Night

June 27th, 2012

FORT DODGE, Iowa – History was made Friday night in Fort Dodge, Iowa, as an estimated crowd of nearly 5,000 people packed the Mineral City Speedway for Fan Appreciation Night presented by Motorsports Safety Products. For two weeks prior to the event, competitors at the high-speed half-mile clay oval handed out free passes to their family members, friends and co-workers to invite them out to watch them race. What followed was the largest audience in the history of the facility, and possibly the community of Fort Dodge.

With picture-perfect weather, an excellent racing surface and plenty of cold beverages on hand, the drivers did not disappoint those in attendance as they conjured up photo-finish after photo-finish from the first heat race until the final checkered flag at 10:15 p.m. Hornets kicked off the feature race action with Mike McFarland of Clare holding off
Joe DeBoer of Fort Dodge to claim the victory. Jarid Kuchenreuther of Rockwell City raced from seventh on the starting grid to finish third, with Fort Dodge drivers Mick Evans and Zach Sells completing the top 5.

Mellissa Evans of Fort Dodge had a hard crash early in the feature race when her Hornet sailed over the turn 3 embankment and nose-dived into the ground. After about a 30-minute delay while safety personnel extracted her from the race car, she was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital where she was later released. According to her husband, Nick Evans, who also competes in the Hornet division, Melissa suffered a compression fracture in her lower vertebrae, but is doing well and expected to fully recover.

In the Econo Stock main event, Brad Hanse of Fort Dodge made a late-race pass to secure the win with Fort Dodge’s Brad Babb taking the runner-up spot. Dan Dahl of Rutland, Dan Crawford of Duncombe and Jason Lowe of Sac City rounded out the top 5. Sac City’s Andy Boeckman nipped Myles Michehl of Fort Dodge by a nose to win the first USRA Hobby Stock heat race, but Michehl turned the tables in the feature race with a late pass to take the $500 top prize and score his third win of the season. Behind Boeckman, third place went to Ty Griffith of Webster City, with Lyle Oberhelman of Fort Dodge grabbing fourth and Jeff Lyon of Duncombe coming from the 12th starting spot to garner a fifth-place paycheck.

In USRA B-Mod action, Rocky Caudle led the bulk of the main event, but the Webster City racer was unable to hold off hard-charging Tyler Droste for the $500 winner’s share of the prize money. The 16-year-old from Waterloo took the lead with two laps to go and held on to take his third win of the season at the Mineral City Speedway.

Caudle took the runner-up spot while Boone’s Eric Elliott, Roland’s Matt Lettow and Jerid Ratzke of Williams finished third through fifth, respectively. From the pole position, Wayne Crimmins of Fort Dodge jumped out to a big lead in the USRA Stock Car nightcap and appeared to be on his way to an easy win, but a caution flag with seven laps to go erased nearly a full straight-away advantage and gave last week’s winner, Lance Deal, a shot at the leader.

Deal tested the low side of the racing surface and pulled alongside Crimmins several times over the final few circuits, but Crimmins was able to hold on for the $500 triumph and celebrated in front of the packed house with a two-wheeling “drift” on the front stretch. Behind Deal, Churdan’s Jason Minnehan captured a third-place finish, veteran Steve Jackson of Polk City finished fourth and Ryan Leeman of Roland came away with the fifth spot.

The air will be quiet for just four days before the Mineral City Speedway revs up again with the sound of horsepower as the USMTS Modifieds invade on Tuesday, June 26. Joining the nation’s hottest open-wheel dirt modified drivers will be the top Stock Car and B-Mod pilots in the region as they compete in the Iron Man Challenge.

As if that wasn’t enough, kids will get their chance to catch some cash in the $1,000 Kids’ Money Drop.

Grandstand gates open at 5:00, hot laps start at 7:00 and racing begins at 7:30. Adult grandstand tickets are $17, kids ages 6-12 are $5 and children ages 5 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $30.

For those 5,000 fans in attendance on Friday night, bring your ticket stub and save $5 on an adult admission this Tuesday.

The Mineral City Speedway is a 1/2-mile semi-banked dirt oval located 0.9 mile north of US 20 on US 169, then 0.5 mile east on 230th. For a complete 2012 schedule, complete weekly payouts and more check out www.mineralcityspeedway.com online.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000.

Lance Deal top fan recruiter, wins top prize on Mineral City Speedway’s Fan Appreciation Night

June 27th, 2012

FORT DODGE, Iowa – For two weeks prior to the Friday night’s historic Fan Appreciation Night at the Mineral City Speedway, competitors at the high-speed half-mile clay oval handed out free passes to their family members, friends and
co-workers to invite them out to watch them race. What followed was the largest audience in the history of the facility, and possibly the community of Fort Dodge.

Presented by Motorsports Safety Products, an estimated crowd of nearly 5,000 people packed the facility for a picture-perfect night of racing while the drivers who recruited the most fans received special prizes for their efforts. After sorting and counting nearly 4,000 free passes, Mineral City Speedway officials are pleased to announce the top recruits and winners of some fantastic awards.

Lance Deal of Fort Dodge topped all drivers with 375 fans filtering through the gates with a free pass embellished with his name and car number. The USRA Stock Car points leader coming into Friday’s event, Deal will receive $1,000 gift certificate for a custom-made Awesome Race Suit from Motorsports Safety Products in Mason City, Iowa.

USRA Hobby Stock driver Adam Suhrbier of Fort Dodge finished in second place and gets a $500 gift certificate from Motorsports Safety Products toward new safety products for his team as Hobby Stock competitors claimed six of the ten prizes.

Miles Michehl won Friday night’s USRA Hobby Stock feature, and wound up third place in the final free pass fan count. He will receive a new Bell K1 Sport racing helmet while fellow Hobby Stock pilot Zach Angstrom earned $200 cash for finishing fourth in the final tally. Each of the racers ranked fifth through tenth in fan recruitment get a free $25 pit
pass for the next weekly race on Friday, July 6. They include USRA Hobby Stock drivers Matt Mundt of Callender, Jeff Lyon of Duncombe and Chris Friesth of Vincent; USRA Stock Car driver Jeff Deal of Fort Dodge; Hornet driver Jarid Kuchenreuther of Rockwell City; and USRA B-Mod driver Clayton Crimmins of Fort Dodge.

Action heats up again at the Mineral City Speedway as the USMTS Modifieds invade on Tuesday, June 26. Joining the nation’s hottest open-wheel dirt modified drivers will be the top Stock Car and B-Mod pilots in the region as they compete in the Iron Man Challenge.

As if that wasn’t enough, kids will get their chance to catch some cash in the $1,000 Kids’ Money Drop.

Grandstand gates open at 5:00, hot laps start at 7:00 and racing begins at 7:30. Adult grandstand tickets are $17, kids ages 6-12 are $5 and children ages 5 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $30.

For those 5,000 fans in attendance for Fan Appreciation Night on Friday, bring your ticket stub and save $5 off adult admission this Tuesday.

The Mineral City Speedway is a 1/2-mile semi-banked dirt oval located 0.9 mile north of US 20 on US 169, then 0.5 mile east on 230th. For a complete 2012 schedule, complete weekly payouts and more check out www.mineralcityspeedway.com online.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000.

Free-For-All this Friday for Fan Appreciation Night at Mineral City Speedway

June 20th, 2012

FORT DODGE, Iowa – It’s gonna be a furious free-for-all this Friday, June 22, for Fan Appreciation Night presented by Motorsports Safety Products at the Mineral City Speedway, and track officials are readying for one of the biggest crowds in the history of the fast half-mile dirt track in Fort Dodge, Iowa. For the past two weeks, drivers in all divisions have been handing out free passes to fans for this Friday’s show featuring USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Mods, USRA Hobby Stocks, Econo Stocks and Hornets. Reports from drivers indicate nearly 10,000 free passes have been handed out by competitors to fans, friends, family and co-workers for a free night of racing “on the house.”

The driver who brings the most fans will earn a $1,000 gift certificate from for a custom-made Awesome Race Suit from Motorsports Safety Products in Mason City, Iowa. Second place gets a $500 gift certificate from Motorsports Safety Products toward new safety products for his or her team; third place receives a new Bell K1 Sport racing helmet; fourth place takes home $200 cash; and fifth through tenth with the most fans recruited will get a free pit pass for the next weekly race.

And if that wasn’t enough, there will be a $1,000 money drop for kids. Youngsters will be divided into two age groups and one thousand one-dollar bills will be dropped from 80 feet in the air. Anything the kids grab out of the air they get to
keep! But we’re not leaving out the adults. Hold on to your ticket stub from this Friday because on Friday, July 6, there will be a $5,000 money drop for the grown-ups with 45 fans having a chance to snag big bucks out of the sky. Want to get there early this Friday for a good seat? Good idea. The Mineral City Speedway will also be having beer and food specials from 5-6 p.m. this Friday night for the early-bird fans. Grandstand gates will open this Friday at 5:00, hot laps start at 7:00 and racing begins at 7:30. Without the free pass, adult grandstand tickets are $10, kids ages 13-16 are $6 and children under 13 get in for free every week at Fort Dodge’s House of Speed. Pit passes are $25.

To get your free pass, simply find a Mineral City Speedway driver and ask for one. You might know one of the many drivers from your work place, through a friend or you might even be able to find them on your favorite social networking sites like Facebook. Heck, with a bunch of great prizes in store for the drivers that bring the most fans to the track this Friday, you might even find a few of them handing them out in the parking lot to new fans on their way into the racetrack. Any drivers needing more free passes to distribute can call 515-297-1691 or email larry@mineralcityspeedway.com to request more.

We didn’t leave the racers out on this one either. Stock Cars and B-Mods will each be racing for $500 to win and $75 to start while Hobby Stocks will be battling for a $400 top prize and $75 to start. Econo Stocks go for $125 to win and $40 to start, and the winner of the Hornet main event will get $150 while all starters take home at least $40.

Drivers in the USRA Stock Car and USRA B-Mod divisions may run either the American Racer G60/KK704 racing tire or the stamped Hoosier G60. Also, Hobby Stocks will not be required to utilize the restrictor plate this Friday night. Furthermore, there is no registration fee for new drivers so come on out, stand on the gas and have fun racing in front of the biggest crowd you will see all year long. All other USRA rules apply. For complete rules, check out the Mineral City Speedway website at www.mineralcityspeedway.com.

Motorsports Safety Products (formerly Fast Company Performance) is located in Mason City and offers the largest variety of race suits in the racing industry. The one-stop shop for all things racing also offers brand name racing helmets for all types of racing and a wide array of racing accessories such as gloves, shoes, crew shirts and more. For more information, call toll-free 877-865-7694 or check out www.fastcompanyperformance.com online.

The Mineral City Speedway is a 1/2-mile semi-banked dirt oval located 0.9 mile north of US 20 on US 169, then 0.5 mile east on 230th. For a complete 2012 schedule, complete weekly payouts and more check out www.mineralcityspeedway.com online.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000.

Rain puts damper on Friday night racing at Mineral City Speedway

June 16th, 2012

FORT DODGE, Iowa- Rain on Thursday night, rain throughout the day on Friday and more rain forecasted for Friday night has forced officials to pull the plug on the June 15 racing program at the Mineral City Speedway in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Next Friday, June 22, is Fan Appreciation Night at the Mineral City Speedway. For the last two weeks, drivers have been handing out free passes to fans for next Friday’s show featuring USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Mods, USRA Hobby Stocks, Econo
Stocks and Hornets. To get yours, find a Mineral City Speedway driver and ask for your free pass. Any drivers needing more free passes to distribute can call 515-297-1691 or email larry@mineralcityspeedway.com to request more.

Grandstand gates will open Friday, June 22, at 5:00, hot laps start at 7:00 and racing begins at 7:30. Without the free pass, adult grandstand tickets are $10, kids ages 13-16 are $6 and children under 13 get in for free. Pit passes are $25.

Drivers in the USRA Stock Car and USRA B-Mod divisions may run either the American Racer G60/KK704 racing tire or the stamped Hoosier G60. All other USRA rules apply.

For complete rules, check out the Mineral City Speedway website at www.mineralcityspeedway.com.

The Mineral City Speedway is a 1/2-mile semi-banked dirt oval located 0.9 mile north of US 20 on US 169, then 0.5 mile east on 230th. For a complete 2012 schedule, complete weekly payouts and more check out www.mineralcityspeedway.com online.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000.

Deals 1-2 in Mineral City Speedway USRA Stock Car special

June 10th, 2012

FORT DODGE, Iowa – Lance Deal of Fort Dodge picked up his third USRA Stock Car feature win of the season Friday at the Mineral City Speedway and pocketed $500 in the process on Community Tap Night.

Jeff Deal snared the runner-up spot while veteran Steve Jackson of Polk City took third. Churdan’s Jason Minnehan and Adam Silvey of Iowa Falls rounded out the top 5 finishers.

USRA B-Mod points leader Andy Tiernan of Woodward took the $300 in capturing his second main event of the 2012 campaign. Eric Elliott of Boone came from eighth on the starting grid to take second, followed by Waterloo’s Tyler Droste, Ben Kates of Tonganoxie, Kan., and Chase Ellingson of Iowa Falls.

Matt Mundt of Callender nabbed his first feature win of the year and took home the $300 top prize in the USRA Hobby Stock main event. Points leader Myles Michehl of Fort Dodge was second, Zach Angstrom of Gowrie took third, Bill Crimmins of Fort Dodge finished fourth and Jeff Lyon of Duncombe was fifth.

In Econo Stock action, Jake Bieret of Wall Lake was the winner while Fort Dodge racer Nate Evans took top honors in the Hornet division.

Action continues next Friday, June 15, with all six classes in action on the half-mile semi-banked dirt oval. The pit gate opens at 4 p.m., grandstand gates open at 5 and hot laps start at 7 with racing to follow. Adult grandstand tickets are $10, kids ages 13-16 are $6 and children ages 12 & under get in for free. Pit passes are $25.

The Mineral City Speedway is located 0.9 mile north of US 20 on US 169, then 0.5 mile east on 230th. For a complete 2012 schedule, complete weekly payouts and more check out www.mineralcityspeedway.com online.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com.

Rumble in Paradise: Bonus bucks for B-Mods this Friday at Mineral City Speedway

May 17th, 2012

FORT DODGE, Iowa – USRA B-Mods will be racing for extra cash this Friday night, May 18, as the Mineral City Speedway in Fort Dodge, Iowa, presents Round 3 of the 2012 campaign. The Weekly Racing Series show will also feature Kemna Auto USRA
A-Mods, USRA Stock Cars and USRA Hobby Stocks, plus the grassroots action of Econo Stocks and Hornets.

Extra money will be on the line in the USRA B-Mods, including a $600 top prize awaiting the main event winner. Each driver that sees the green flag in the feature race will pocket at least $50.

Thanks to support from local sponsors, bonus cash has also been posted this week for the USRA A-Mods. In addition to the regular purse, the top three finishers in the USRA A-Mod main event on American Racer tires will get an extra $200, $150 and $100, respectively, at the pay window.

Pits open at 4:00, grandstand gates open at 5:00 and hot laps start at 7:00 with racing to follow. Adult grandstand tickets are $10, kids ages 13-16 are $6 and children ages 12 & under get in for free. Pit passes are $25 ($15 for drivers in attendance May 4).

A-Mods utilize the USRA’s “alternative” rules package for Modifieds which requires a flat tappet/steel-headed engine or GM Performance Parts CT525 crate engine. Aluminum heads and roller cams are not allowed. Drivers may run a five-inch spoiler, but that is not mandatory.

The American Racer KK-704 is the Official Tire of the USRA Weekly Racing Series, but drivers in the USRA A-Mod, USRA Stock Car and USRA B-Mod divisions may run the stamped Hoosier G60 racing tire. All other USRA rules apply to all four
USRA-sanctioned classes.

For complete rules, check out the USRA website at www.usraracing.com. Econo Stock and Hornet rules can be found at www.mineralcityspeedway.com.

Licensed drivers will earn track and national points in the USRA Weekly Racing Series. USRA A-Mods are competing for a track points fund worth up to $1,500 to the season champion. USRA Stock Cars are battling for $600 to win the points battle while USRA B-Mods and USRA Hobby Stocks square off for a $500 paycheck to the 2012 track champion.

Drivers not participating in points funds may purchase a Temporary License good for one (1) event only for $10. There is no requirement for any driver to purchase a Competitor License, and no cost-inflating parts such as stickered wheels or stamped cylinder heads are mandated by the USRA rulebook.

The Mineral City Speedway is a 1/2-mile semi-banked dirt oval located 0.9 mile north of US 20 on US 169, then 0.5 mile east on 230th. For a complete 2012 schedule, complete weekly payouts and more check out www.mineralcityspeedway.com online.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000.

Mineral City Speedway back in action with O’Reilly Auto Parts Night this Friday, May 11

May 10th, 2012

FORT DODGE, Iowa – This Friday night, May 11, O’Reilly Auto Parts presents the USRA Weekly Racing Series at the Mineral City Speedway. The show will feature USRA A-Mods, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Mods and USRA Hobby Stocks plus Econo Stocks
and Hornets.

Thanks to support from local sponsors, extra money will be on the line in the USRA A-Mods and all drivers in all six classes who raced on opening night will get a discount on their pit pass this week.

All 88 drivers that raced last Friday will get $10 off the price of their pit pass this Friday night.

Bonus bucks have also been posted for the USRA A-Mods. In addition to the regular purse, the top three finishers in the USRA A-Mod main event on American Racer tires will get an extra $200, $150 and $100, respectively, at the pay window.

This Friday, May 11, the pits open at 4:00, grandstand gates open at 5:00 and hot laps start at 7:00 with racing to follow. Adult grandstand tickets are $10, kids ages 13-16 are $6 and children ages 12 & under get in for free. Pit passes are $25 ($15 for drivers in attendance May 4).

Weekly payouts are $500 to win/$100 to start for USRA A-Mods, $500 to win/$60 to start for USRA Stock Cars, $500 to win/$50 to start for USRA B-Mods, $400 to win/$50 to start for USRA Hobby Stocks, $125 to win/$30 to start for Econo Stocks and $100 to win/$25 to start for Hornets.

Mother Nature so far has not been kind to the fans or drivers, raining out the first two attempts to get the opening night show in and then dropping hail on the Fort Dodge area Friday night. Despite the nearby severe weather, a good crowd was on hand for the opener and officials expect numbers to keep growing as the season moves along.

Last week’s winners were Rod Scheuermann (USRA A-Mods), Wayne Crimmins (USRA Stock Cars), Matt Lettow (USRA B-Mods), Josh Niemand (USRA Hobby Stocks), Jake Bieret (Econo Stocks) and Mick Evans (Hornets).

A-Mods utilize the USRA’s “alternative” rules package for Modifieds which requires a flat tappet/steel-headed engine or GM Performance Parts CT525 crate engine. Aluminum heads and roller cams are not allowed. Drivers may run a five-inch spoiler, but that is not mandatory.

The American Racer KK-704 is the Official Tire of the USRA Weekly Racing Series, but drivers in the USRA A-Mod, USRA Stock Car and USRA B-Mod divisions may run the stamped Hoosier G60 racing tire. All other USRA rules apply to all four USRA-sanctioned classes.

For complete rules, check out the USRA website at www.usraracing.com. Econo Stock and Hornet rules can be found at www.mineralcityspeedway.com.

Licensed drivers will earn track and national points in the USRA Weekly Racing Series. USRA A-Mods are competing for a track points fund worth up to $1,500 to the season champion. USRA Stock Cars are battling for $600 to win the points battle while USRA B-Mods and USRA Hobby Stocks square off for a $500 paycheck to the 2012 track champion.

Drivers not participating in points funds may purchase a Temporary License good for one (1) event only for $10. There is no requirement for any driver to purchase a Competitor License, and no cost-inflating parts such as stickered wheels or stamped cylinder heads are mandated by the USRA rulebook.

The Mineral City Speedway is a 1/2-mile semi-banked dirt oval located 0.9 mile north of US 20 on US 169, then 0.5 mile east on 230th. For more information check out www.mineralcityspeedway.com online.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000.

More money at Mineral City Speedway opener April 27

April 14th, 2012

FORT DODGE, Iowa – Thanks to an overwhelming response from sponsors, competitors and fans, officials at the Mineral City Speedway in Fort Dodge, Iowa, have announced a substantial increase in the guaranteed payouts for their season opening event on Friday, April 27.

Fans will get to experience the unparalleled racing action of the USRA Weekly Racing Series featuring the open-wheel excitement of the USRA A-Mods and USRA B-Mods, plus the full-fendered thrills of USRA Stock Cars and USRA Hobby Stocks. Rounding out the program will be local Econo Stocks and Hornets.

The following payouts have been posted for the season-opening event on April 27:

USRA A-Mods: 1. $1000, 2. $700, 3. $500, 4. $400, 5. $300, 6. $250, 7. $200, 8. $175, 9. $150, 10. $130, 11. $120, 12. $110, 13-24. $100, Tow $60.

USRA Stock Cars: 1. $1000, 2. $500, 3. $400, 4. $300, 5. $200, 6. $175, 7. $150, 8. $130, 9. $115, 10. $100, 11. $90, 12. $80, 13-24. $75, Tow $50.

USRA B-Mods: 1. $750, 2. $400, 3. $300, 4. $250, 5. $200, 6. $150, 7. $130, 8. $110, 9. $100, 10. $90, 11. $80, 12. $75, 13. $70, 14. $65, 15. $60, 16. $55, 17-24. $50, Tow $40.

USRA Hobby Stocks: 1. $600, 2. $400, 3. $300, 4. $200, 5. $170, 6. $140, 7. $110, 8. $100, 9. $90, 10. $80, 11. $75, 12. $70, 13. $65, 14. $60, 15. $55, 16-24. $50, Tow $35.

Econo Stocks: 1. $150, 2. $100, 3. $80, 4. $70, 5. $65, 6. $60, 7. $55, 8. $50, 9. $45, 10. $45, 11. $40, 12. $40, 13. $40, 14. $35, 15. $35, 16-24. $30, Tow $25.

Hornets: 1. $100, 2. $75, 3. $60, 4. $50, 5. $45, 6. $40, 7. $40, 8. $35, 9. $35, 10. $30, 11. $30, 12. $30, 13. $30, 14-24. $25, Tow $15.

There is no entry fee in any of the four divisions.

The pits will open at 4 p.m., grandstand gates open at 5 and hot laps start at 7 with racing to follow. Adult grandstand tickets are $10, kids ages 13-16 are $6 and children under 13 get in for free. Pit passes are $25.

Fan Fest and an open practice will take place on Sunday, April 22. Drivers in all classes are invited to participate in the test ‘n’ tune session. Admission to the grandstands is free.

USRA A-Mods will compete for a track points fund worth up to $1,500 to the champion at season’s end. USRA Stock Cars will compete for $600 to win the points battle while USRA B-Mods and USRA Hobby Stocks will each square off for a $500 top prize as the 2012 track champion.

The USRA A-Mods will utilize the “alternative” rules package for Modifieds, while all other USRA rules will apply to all four classes.

The Mineral City Speedway is a 1/2-mile semi-banked dirt oval located 0.9 mile north of US 20 on US 169, then 0.5 mile east on 230th. For more information check out www.mineralcityspeedway.com online.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000.

Mineral City Speedway announces schedule, sanctioning of four USRA divisions in 2012

February 14th, 2012

FORT DODGE, Iowa – Officials from the Mineral City Speedway in Fort Dodge, Iowa, have announced the schedule of events or the 2012 racing season at the half-mile dirt oval.

Friday night racing at the track will feature four divisions sanctioned by the United States Racing Association – A-Mods, Stock Cars, B-Mods and Hobby Stocks – competing for outstanding track and national points funds as part of the USRA Weekly
Racing Series.

Also on the weekly Friday night card will be Econos and Hornets.

While the Stock Cars were sanctioned by the USRA last year at Fort Dodge, this will be the first season under the USRA banner for the A-Mods, B-Mods and Hobby Stocks. While the A-Mods will utilize the “alternative” rules package, all other USRA rules will apply.

A-Mods will compete for a track points fund worth up to $1,500 to the season champion. Stock Cars will compete for $600 to win the points battle while B-Mods and Hobby Stocks will each square off for a $500 to the 2012 track champion.

“This is a great opportunity for our drivers to earn their share of an unmatched points fund, and also for our fans who get to see some exciting classes of racing every Friday night in Fort Dodge,” said track manager Larry Flaws. “In addition to a fantastic Friday night line-up, we’ve also got some big shows on the calendar for 2012.”

Flaws, from nearby Webster City, was recently hired to promote and manage the Mineral City Speedway. He will oversee the day-to-day operations of the facility with Chuck Crimmins.

The 2012 season will get started on Sunday, April 22, with Fan Fest from 1-2 p.m., where fans can meet and greet many of the drivers they will see on Friday nights. Fan Fest will be followed by an open practice session at the track from 2-4 p.m.

The season opener is slated for the following Friday, April 27.

2012 MINERAL CITY SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE:

Sun Apr 22 … Fan Fest 1-2 p.m., Practice 2-4 p.m.
Fri Apr 27 … Season Opener – USRA Weekly Racing Series.
Fri May 4 … USRA Weekly Racing Series.
Fri May 11 … Kids Night – USRA Weekly Racing Series.
Fri May 18 … B-Mod Special – USRA Weekly Racing Series.
Fri May 25 … Hobby Stock Special – USRA Weekly Racing Series.
Fri Jun 1 … School’s Out Special – USRA Weekly Racing Series.
Fri Jun 8 … Stock Car Special – USRA Weekly Racing Series.
Fri Jun 15 … USRA Weekly Racing Series.
Fri Jun 22 … USRA Weekly Racing Series.
Wed Jun 27 … USMTS Casey’s Cup Qualifier plus USRA Iron Man Challenge for B-Mods and Stock Cars.
Fri Jul 6 … USRA Weekly Racing Series.
Tue Jul 17 … Great American Stock Car Shootout – USRA Weekly Racing Series.
Wed Jul 18 … Great American Stock Car Shootout – USRA Weekly Racing Series.
Fri Jul 27 … USRA Weekly Racing Series.
Thu Aug 2 … USMTS National Championship Series plus USRA B-Mods and USRA Hobby Stocks.
Fri Aug 10 … USRA Weekly Racing Series.
Fri Aug 17 … USRA Weekly Racing Series.
Fri Aug 24 … Season Championships – USRA Weekly Racing Series (rain date Sept. 1).
Fri Oct 12 … Bruce Sommerfeld Memorial Fall Challenge – USRA Iron Man Challenge for B-Mods and Stock Cars plus USRA A-Mods, USRA Hobby Stocks, Econo Stocks and Hornets.
Sat Oct 13 … Bruce Sommerfeld Memorial Fall Challenge – USRA Iron Man Challenge for B-Mods and Stock Cars plus USRA A-Mods, USRA Hobby Stocks, Econo Stocks and Hornets.

Unless otherwise noted, all USRA Weekly Series events feature USRA A-Mods, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Mods, USRA Hobby Stocks, Econo Stocks and Hornets. Gates open at 5:00, hot laps start at 7:00 and racing begins at 7:30.

Regular weekly ticket prices are $10 for adults, $6 for kids ages 13-16 and children 12 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $25. Ticket prices may be higher for special events.

The Mineral City Speedway is a 1/2-mile semi-banked dirt oval located 0.9 mile north of US 20 on US 169, then 0.5 mile east on 230th. For more information call track manager Larry Flaws at 515-297-3050 or 515-574-7223 on race day, or visit www.fdspeed.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 or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usraracing.

Two new winners emerge as Ullrich, Carter capture USRA Iron Man Challenge checkers at Mineral City Speedway

June 16th, 2011

FORT DODGE, Iowa – The Iron Man Challenge featuring the USRA Karl Chevrolet Stock Cars and USRA Karl Performance Parts B-Mods journeyed to the Mineral City Speedway in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Monday night and two more new winners came out on
top of their main events.

In the Stock Car feature race, Chris Ullrich of Kiron captured his first Iron Man Challenge checkers and pocketed the $700 top prize by holding off Jake Masters of Graettinger for the win. While Ullrich and Masters came from the outside of the front two rows, respectively, several movers clawed their way to the front of the field. Kyle Falck of Decorah finished third after starting 13th on the 26-car grid while last year’s event winner Mark Elliott of Webster City started 17th and wound up fourth.

Points leader Nathan Wood of Sigourney finished fifth with Webster City’s Todd Staley scoring a sixth-place finish after starting 22nd.

Matt Fox of Paton was seventh, Justin Temeyer of Independence held on for eighth, Mike Van Genderen of Newton ran ninth and Jeremy Crimmins of Fort Dodge completed the top ten. In B-Mod action, Cayden Carter ventured into victory lane for the first time this season and collected $500 for his efforts. The high-schooler from Oskaloosa held off Jefferson’s Matt Pittman for the win, with Jared Timmerman of Norwalk, Steve Reetz of Arcadia and points leader Matt Lettow of Roland finishing third through fifth.

Sixth through tenth, respectively, went to Jared Hansen of Audubon, Troy Hovey of Decorah, Brian Schrage of Cresco, defending USRA Karl Performance Parts B-Mod National Champion Brandon Hare of Elma and Grinnell’s Brad Iverson.

USRA Hobby Stocks were also on Monday night’s racing card battling for national points in the American Racer USRA Weekly Racing Series.

Kevin Berger of Otho took the win, followed by track points leader Austin Wolfgram of Webster City, Chad Krug of Emmetsburg, Justin Nehring of Storm Lake and Brad Ratcliff of Webster City.

On Wednesday, the Cresco Speedway in Cresco, Iowa, will host the USRA Iron Man Challenge in conjunction with the USMTS Modifieds and another $700-to-win show for the Stock Cars and B-Mods going for $500 to the winner.

Pit gates open at 4 p.m. grandstands open at 5, hot laps begin at 7 and the first heat race gets the green flag at 7:30. Rounding out the evening’s racing card will be USRA Hobby Stocks also competing for national points in the American Racer USRA Weekly Racing Series.

On race day, fans can pick up coupons worth $2 off adult admission at Casey’s General Stores locations in Cresco, Decorah, New Hampton, Ossian and Riceville. Check out www.caseys.com for more information or to find the location nearest you.

The Cresco Speedway is a 4/10-mile semi-banked clay oval located 0.2 miles north of SR 9 on SW 7th (at the Howard County Fairgrounds). Day-of-the-race info is available by calling the track office at 563-547-3400. The Cresco Speedway is online at www.mhcfair.com/speedway.

2011 IRON MAN CHALLENGE REMAINING EVENTS:
Thu Jun 23 . Park Jefferson Speedway, Jefferson, S.D.
Fri Jun 24 … Rapid Speedway, Rock Rapids, Iowa
Mon Jul 11 … Southern Iowa Speedway, Oskaloosa, Iowa
Tue Jul 12 … Southern Iowa Speedway, Oskaloosa, Iowa
Wed Jul 20 … Southern Iowa Speedway, Oskaloosa, Iowa
Thu Jul 21 . Bloomfield Speedway, Bloomfield, Iowa
Sat Aug 20 … Upper Iowa Speedway, Decorah, Iowa
Sun Aug 21 … Nobles County Speedway, Worthington, Minn.
Thu Aug 25 … I-35 Speedway, Winston, Mo.
Sat Aug 27 … Hamilton County Speedway, Webster City, Iowa
Thu Sep 1 … Highway 3 Raceway, Allison, Iowa

Seventeen dates at twelve dirt ovals comprise the 2011 schedule for the second season of the Iron Man Challenge. Points for both classes will be awarded based on a driver’s 10 best nights.

The points fund for the Stock Cars carries a $2,000 top prize with the tenth-place finisher earning $200. In the B-Mod class, the points champion will earn $700 with tenth-place taking home $100.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook, join us on MySpace or follow us on Twitter.

Shryock celebrates birthday in Fort Dodge winner’s circle

June 16th, 2011

FORT DODGE, Iowa – Last year when the USMTS Casey’s General Stores National Tour powered by Swan Energy ventured into Fort Dodge, Iowa’s Mineral City Speedway it was Ryan Gustin getting the win by dealing a last-lap heartbreak to race-long leader Jason Krohn. The mud-slinging USMTS Modifieds returned to the half-mile clay oval Monday night and this time it was Kelly Shryock delivering the late-race heroics while Gustin was the victim.

Celebrating his 46th birthday, Shryock chipped away at Gustin’s huge lead over the last half of the 30-lap WIX Filters “A” Main, snatched the lead away as they came to the white flag and then powered away to his sixth win of the 2011 campaign.

Meanwhile, Gustin was denied his fourteenth win of the year in the closing laps of the main event for the second night in a row and had to settle for the runner-up honors.

The win was the 170th of Shryock’s USMTS career and netted the nine-time USMTS National Champion $2,000 for his efforts.

Mike Steensma led the first two laps from the outside of the front row and held on for a third-place finish with Colt Mather coming home fourth and Chris Brown finishing fifth in one of Shryock’s back-up cars. Rodney Sanders, who spoiled Gustin’s victory party Sunday night in Worthington, Minn., took the checkered flag in sixth while Zack VanderBeek finished seventh and garnered his fourth Mesilla Valley Transportation Hard Charger Award of the season.

Krohn wound up eighth, Chris Spieker was ninth and Ron Ver Beek rounded out the top ten at the flagstand.

Gustin remains the points leader in the Arnold Motor Supply Central States Region with a 43-point advantage over Mather (295 to 252). Shryock jumped to third with 240 markers, followed by VanderBeek (237), Sanders (234), Tommy Myer (225), Spieker (179), Ryan Ruter (175), Shane Demey (163) and Johnny Scott (161).

On Tuesday night the action moves north for a Yeager Machine Upper Midwest Region tilt at the Fairmont Raceway in Fairmont, Minn., where Shryock’s racing career started more than two decades ago in the Hobby Stock division.

Shryock won the first USMTS race held at Fairmont on June 20, 2001, but Gustin is the defending champion of the event after winning a thriller last year after a late-race battle with Krohn.

Gates open at 5 p.m. and hot laps start at 7 p.m. with racing to follow. Also on the racing card will be SportMods.

The Fairmont Raceway is a high-banked half-mile dirt oval located 1.0 mile south of I-90 (Exit 99) on CR 39 (at the Martin County Fairgrounds). For more information call 515-295-5555 or 507-235-6996 on race day or visit www.fairmontraceway.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 follow the USMTS on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and YouTube.

Elliott rolls to Dart Iron Man Challenge checkers at Fort Dodge

June 27th, 2010

FORT DODGE, IOWA (JUNE 22) – Mark Elliott of Webster City, Iowa, made it four winners in four races Tuesday when he topped the Dart Iron Man Challenge main event at the Mineral City Speedway in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Elliott beat his younger brother, Greg Elliott, to the finish line to take the win and pocket the $600 winner’s share of the purse for the full-fendered USRA Karl Chevrolet Stock Cars.

Fort Dodge driver Jeremy Crimmins took the third spot, inaugural Dart Iron Man Challenge race winner Nathan Wood of Sigourney finished fourth and Round 2 winner Mike Van Genderen of Newton rounded out the top-5 finishers. Veteran Steve Jackson of Polk City, Iowa, who won Saturday’s Round 3 contest at the Scotland County Speedway in Memphis, Mo., snared the sixth spot, Churdan’s Jason Minnehan raced to seventh after starting 20th, Mike Bergan of Ridgeway garnered the eighth-place paycheck, Mark Haglund of Webster City wound up ninth and Roland’s Ryan Leeman was the tenth driver to cross the finish line.

After a nearly six-week hiatus with no action in the month of July, the Dart Iron Man Challenge will get back to serious business when August rolls around. Five events in six days kicks off the month of August, beginning Sunday, Aug. 1, at the Nobles County Speedway in Worthington, Minn. After taking Monday off, the too-tough-to-tame USRA Karl Chevrolet Stock Cars race on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 3-6, at the Algona (Iowa) Raceway, Cresco (Iowa) Speedway, Jackson (Minn.)
Speedway and Murray County Speedway in Slayton, Minn.

In all, 14 dates at 12 premier speedways throughout Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri dot the calendar for the 2010 campaign as the ultra-competitive and exciting USRA Karl Chevrolet Stock Cars accompany the popular USMTS Modifieds at each of the events. Made possible by support from Dart Machinery and Allstar Performance, all races will pay $600 to win and $125 to start the main event with 21 or more entries in the field. The ten-race points fund will carry a $1,000 top prize with the tenth-place finisher earning $100.

Dart will award a $75 certificate to the winner of each event and a $50 certificate to the ninth-place finisher, and each event will have a qualifying format similar to the USMTS, with heat race passing points determining the “B” Main and “A” Main line-ups.
In addition, each race will award national points in the USRA Karl Chevrolet Stock Car division of the American Racer USRA Weekly Racing Series where the national champion will earn $700.

2010 DART IRON MAN CHALLENGE SCHEDULE:

Wed May 26 … Southern Iowa Speedway, Oskaloosa, IA (winner: Nathan Wood)
Thu May 27 … Highway 3 Raceway, Allison, IA (winner: Mike Van Genderen)
Sat Jun 19 … Scotland County Speedway, Memphis, MO (winner: Steve Jackson)
Tue Jun 22 … Mineral City Speedway, Fort Dodge, IA (winner: Mark Elliott)
Sun Aug 1 … Nobles County Speedway, Worthington, MN
Tue Aug 3 … Algona Raceway, Algona, IA
Wed Aug 4 … Cresco Speedway, Cresco, IA
Thu Aug 5 … Jackson Speedway, Jackson, MN
Fri Aug 6 … Murray County Speedway, Slayton, MN
Wed Aug 18 … Hamilton County Speedway, Webster City, IA
Sat Aug 28 … 24 Raceway, Moberly, MO
Tue Aug 31 … Marshalltown Speedway, Marshalltown, IA
Wed Sep 1 … Southern Iowa Speedway, Oskaloosa, IA
Thu Sep 2 … Highway 3 Raceway, Allison, IA

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com[1] or call 515-832-6000. You can also follow the USRA on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.

USMTS FANS SEEING SPOTS AS VANDERBEEK TASTES VICTORY AT FORT DODGE

June 22nd, 2008

Nobody is looking forward to the next race in Fort Dodge more than Zack VanderBeek.

After drawing the pole position for Tuesday night’s 30-lap Holley “A” Main, VanderBeek withstood several challenges from Dean Mahlstedt in the early stages of the race, then powered away from eight-time O’Reilly USMTS National
Champion Kelly Shryock on a restart with four laps to go to claim his second checkered flag of the season.

The $2,000 win and subsequent face time with the cameras in victory lane made it even tastier for VanderBeek, who debuted his new Cheetos/Casey’s General Stores #33z Skyrocket Modified the night before at the Iowa State Fair
Speedway. The 23-year-old from New Sharon, Iowa, will carry sponsorship from Cheetos and Casey’s General Stores in at least 10 O’Reilly USMTS National Tour events this season.

Mahlstedt started next to VanderBeek in the front row of the 26-car field, and grabbed the lead away from VanderBeek on lap 11. Two laps later, “The Z-Man”
reclaimed the top spot, but couldn’t hold his ground as Mahlstedt nosed ahead to leads laps 14 and 15.

With a surge on lap 16, VanderBeek again moved into the top spot and never looked back despite Mahlstedt, Shryock, Jason Krohn and Jason Hughes breathing down his neck. The race’s only caution occurred on lap 26, and VanderBeek was
able to power away from Shryock to take the win. Krohn, who earned his third AFCO Pole Award earlier in the evening, finished third, while Mahlstedt slipped to fourth in the last few laps.

After failing to finish and being scored last in Monday’s feature, NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader rebounded nicely on Tuesday with a fifth-place finish ahead of Mark Noble, Hughes and fellow NASCAR ace Kenny Wallace.

Appearing in the first of 13 O’Reilly USMTS National Tour events on his schedule, Wallace earned the KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Award after starting 16th in the field and passing the most cars from start to finish.

Hejna, who started 23rd and used his second provisional starting spot in as many nights, made the most of it by passing 14 cars in the main event to finish ninth. Monday night, Hejna passed 16 cars in 25 laps to earn a seventh-place finish after starting 23rd. Unfortunately for Hejna, passing points are not awarded to provisional starters. That equates to a loss of 30 passing points over the last two races – ironically, the exact number by which
he trails Hughes in the Central States Region points standings.

With the win, VanderBeek moved into second place behind Hughes in the Central States Region points, trailing by 10 markers (469 to 459). Shryock is third with 456 points, followed by Hejna (439), Dereck Ramirez (398), Ryan Gustin
(361), Ron Ver Beek (339), Donovan Lodge (333), Alan Mondus (320) and Colt Mather (306).

UP NEXT:
The O’Reilly USMTS National Tour will be back in action again tomorrow (Wednesday, June 18) for the 4th Annual All-Star Challenge at the Park Jefferson Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., for a Great Plains Region event. Ken
Schrader and Kenny Wallace will again be among the competitors on hand.

Race fans can pick up $2-off coupons for the event at Casey’s General Stores locations in North Sioux City and Elk Point. Zack VanderBeek will be on hand to meet and greet fans at the Casey’s General Store location at 1313 River Drive in North Sioux City from 1-3 p.m. with his Cheetos/Casey’s General Stores #33z Skyrocket Modified.

Gates open at 5 p.m. and the first green flag is scheduled to wave at 7:15. Also on the racing card will be B-Mods/SportMods ($300 to win) and Hornets ($150 to win).

Park Jefferson Speedway is a 1/2-mile slightly-banked clay oval located off of I-29 at Exit 4, then 0.2 mile east to SR 105, then 1.8 miles north (east side of SR 105). Race day information is available by calling the track hotline
at (605) 966-5517 or go to www.parkjeffersonspeedway.com online.

Wednesday’s event at the Park Jefferson Speedway will be the third of 12 events over 13 grueling days, with NASCAR veterans Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace appearing (and racing) in five of those races:

Mon Jun 16 – Iowa State Fair Speedway, Des Moines, Iowa (winner: Jason Hughes)
Tue Jun 17 … Mineral City Speedway, Fort Dodge, Iowa (winner: )
Wed Jun 18 … Park Jefferson Speedway, Jefferson, S.D. w/ Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace
Thu Jun 19 … Thunderhill Speedway, Mayetta, Kan.
Fri Jun 20 … U.S. 36 Raceway, Osborn, Mo.
Sat Jun 21 … Mid America Speedway, South Coffeyville, Okla.
Mon Jun 23 … Independence Motor Speedway, Independence, Iowa
Tue Jun 24 … Buena Vista Raceway, Alta, Iowa w/ Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace
Wed Jun 25 … Huset’s Speedway, Brandon, S.D. w/ Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace
Thu Jun 26 … Casino Speedway, Watertown, S.D.
Fri Jun 27 … Rapid Speedway, Rock Rapids, Iowa
Sat Jun 28 … Nobles County Speedway, Worthington, Minn.

Afterwards, the O’Reilly USMTS National Tour teams get a well-deserved Summer Break before returning to action on Tuesday, July 22, at the Adams County Speedway in Corning, Iowa, for the final stretch run to the Casey’s General
Stores Hunt for the USMTS National Championship.

The USMTS is celebrating its 10th Anniversary Season in 2008 with many special promotions to show thanks to the fans, drivers, team members, families and sponsors who have helped make the USMTS the premier dirt modified series in the nation.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, call the headquarters at (515) 832-7944 or visit www.usmts.com online for the latest news and information from the USMTS — America’s Hottest Ticket on Dirt.