WEST UNION, Iowa — The Iron Man Challenge will be back in action on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 23-25, at two premier dirt ovals in Northern Iowa and Southern Minnesota.
On Tuesday, both divisions will be in action at the Fayette County Speedway during the Fayette County Fair in West Union, Iowa, as the Iron Man Challenge visits the historic 3/8-mile track for the first time.
USRA Hobby Stocks, Four-Cylinders and Cruisers will round out the program sponsored by Jays Automotive. Racing action starts at 7 p.m.
The Fayette County Speedway is located 0.9 mile south of US 18 on SR 150, then 0.1 mile east on SR 56. For more information call 319-327-2733 or check out the tracks Facebook page.
The Iron Man Challenge heads north the next day to the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., as part of the 3rd Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Bauer Built Tire and Hanson Tire Service.
USRA B-Mods will join the USMTS Modifieds on Wednesday and will be racing for a $500 top prize. USRA Stock Cars share the spotlight with the USMTS on Thursday with a $750 paycheck awaiting the main event winner.
Race fans will witness a complete program each day on Wednesday and Thursday with group qualifying, heat races, last-chance races and a 35-lap main event for the USMTS Modifieds while the Iron Man Challenge will round out the racing card with heat races, B Mains and an A Main.
Grandstand gates open at 4 p.m. and hot laps begin at 6:30 each day. General admission single-day tickets for adults are $25 each day. Kids ages 12 and younger are $10 each day or $40 for a four-day reserved ticket. Pit passes are $35 each day.
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). For more info, call toll-free 877-327-7223 or 507-346-2342 on race day or visit www.deercreekspeedway.com online.
The entry fee each night for USRA Stock Cars is $25 for licensed drivers or $35 for non-licensed. The entry fee for USRA B-Mods is $20 and $30, respectively.
Two-time defending USRA Stock Car national champion Mitch Hovden of Decorah, Iowa, leads the Iron Man Challenge points for the division. Corey Crapser of Chippewa Falls, Wis., sits atop the Iron Man Challenge rankings for the USRA B-Mods.
Four different winners have emerged in the five USRA Stock Car events so far while 11 races are in the books for the USRA B-Mods with nine different drivers claiming a victory.
Final points will be determined by the best 15 finishes for USRA B-Mods and best 10 for USRA Stock Cars. Although a license is not required to compete in an Iron Man Challenge event, drivers must possess a valid USRA Competitor 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 be eligible for points funds.
Both Iron Man Challenge champions in 2013 will earn $1,500 as part of the series points fund, plus numerous contingency awards from the many generous USRA sponsors. Each event will also award national points in the USRA Weekly Racing Series.
REMAINING 2013 IRON MAN CHALLENGE EVENTS:
Tue Jul 23 … Fayette County Speedway, West Union, Iowa (Stock Cars/B-Mods)
Wed Jul 24 … Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (B-Mods)
Thu Jul 25 … Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (Stock Cars)
Thu Aug 8 … I-35 Speedway, Winston, Mo. (Stock Cars/B-Mods)
Fri Aug 23 … Lakeside Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (B-Mods)
Sat Aug 31 … Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (Stock Cars)
Sun Sep 1 … Dodge County Speedway, Kasson, Minn. (Stock Cars/B-Mods)
Sat Sep 14 … Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (Stock Cars)
Thu Sep 19 … Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (B-Mods)
Fri Sep 20 … Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (B-Mods)
Sat Sep 21 … Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (B-Mods)
Last season 360 tough-as-nails pilots took part in the Iron Man Challenge, which features the most talented Stock Car and B-Mod drivers on dirt from the Gulf of Mexico to the Canadian border. Tom Schmitt is the defending champion in the USRA Stock Car class and Trevor Hunt was the 2012 titlist in the USRA B-Mod division.
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