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Five of six race dates set for Tuesdays this season at Nobles County Speedway

February 27th, 2015

WORTHINGTON, Minn. – Tuesday night will be race night at Nobles County Speedway for five IMCA divisions this season.

The 3/8-mile dirt oval re-opens with IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts on June 2, 16 and 23, July 7 and 14, and Aug. 16 programs.

Spectator admission is free for the June 2 Jam The Stands season opener. Season championship night on Sunday, Aug. 16 – the only non-Tuesday show of the summer at Worthington, as Redwood Speedway takes the night off – is also Nobles County Fair Night.

“Nobles County has been idle for a couple years. We thought we’d test the waters this season and we’ve already gotten a lot of community support from people wanting to help out,” explained Nobles County and Redwood promoter Brent Prouty. “Running on Tuesday nights gives drivers the opportunity to race more often for IMCA points and for shares of a point fund that will be paid in addition to what they receive from IMCA.”

Drivers who pay a one-time registration fee of $50 by June 16 and miss no more than one race at Worthington are eligible for $7,220 in top 10 point fund shares equal to weekly feature payouts.

The Modified champion earns $400 of a $2,160 point fund, the Stock Car champion $325 of an $1,820 point fund, the Northern SportMod champion $275 of a $1,490 point fund, the Hobby Stock champion $250 of a $1,300 point fund and the Sport Compact champion $100 of a $450 point fund.

Drivers with perfect attendance get their $50 back.

“I believe our payout is one of the best in the area, especially with the point fund. It is not top heavy, but nicely distributed through out the field,” noted Prouty. “With a 20 car field, you have a five percent chance to win, so we wanted to make it a decent pay throughout the field. We may not pay the most to win, but compare our total pay to others, and drivers should be excited.”

Nobles County is part of IMCA’s Belleville Motorsports North Central Region for Modifieds, the EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region for Stock Cars and the Big Daddy Race Cars Northern Region for Hobby Stocks.

“The beauty of IMCA is that they’re well-known and well-run,” said Prouty, to be assisted in track operations by Marketing Director Justin Holzapfel. “Their rules and procedures make it easier for me as a promoter.”

Johansen, Falck first-time Iron Man Challenge winners at Nobles County Speedway

August 21st, 2012

WORTHINGTON, Minn. – Kyle Falck and Nick Johansen both led all 20 laps and both picked up their first victory in the Industrial Material Surplus Iron Man Challenge Sunday night at the Nobles County Speedway in Worthington, Minn.

For Johansen, the victory was sweet after finishing second to Lakefield’s Jason Fisher here less than a month ago in a fiery USRA B-ModA battle. Sunday’s win was worth $500 to the Tyler, Minn., resident as he held off Jared Timmerman of NorwalAk, Iowa, and Fisher.

Fourth went to Cullen Deruyder of Ruthton and Steve Bents of Rushmore was fifth. Sixth through tenth, respectively, went to Austin Lucas, Dan Ahlers, Tracy Johnson, Ray Bertrand and Josh Bonnstetter. Despite missing Sunday’s event in order to return to school on Monday, 13-year-old Trevor Hunt of Kearney, Mo., continues to the lead the Iron Man Challenge USRA B-Mod points over Timmerman, Ben Kates, Tyler Droste and Saturday’s winner Jason Schlangen.

In USRA Stock Car action, Falck finally got the cigar as the Decorah, Iowa, driver wired the field in the main event to collect the $700 top prize.

Shay Curtin of Waukon, Iowa, raced from 13th to score a $500 runner-up finish, while Jackson’s Luke Sathoff claimed the third spot ahead of James Richert of Comfrey and 2009 USRA Stock Car national champion Tory Reicks of Waucoma, Iowa. Rounding out the top 10 finishers were Darrin Korthals, Chris Palsrok, Steve Jackson, Tom Schmitt and Ron Prins.

Schmitt continues to hold a slight edge over Jackson in the points battle while Falck improved to the third position with his victory. Jake Masters sits fourth and Reicks is fifth.

In just ten short days, two big nights are on tap for the Industrial Material Surplus Iron Man Challenge with both the USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods in action on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the Fairmont Raceway and Thursday, Aug. 30, at the Jackson Speedway.

Both shows will offer an increased purse with $1,000 to win the USRA Stock Car main event each night and $700 going to the USRA B-Mod winner at each race. The series will share the spotlight with the USMTS Modifieds at both big shows.

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.

Johnny Scott tops Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup feature at Nobles County Speedway

August 21st, 2012

WORTHINGTON, Minn. – Johnny Scott of Las Cruces, N.M., captured his first win during the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup Sunday evening at the Nobles County Speedway. It was his fourth overall win of the season and 13th of his USMTS career.

From the pole position, Scott took the lead at the start and never looked back, leading all 40 laps en route to a $3,000 payday and ending a 32-race dry spell.

It was a great night for several Southerners. Rodney Sanders of Happy, Texas, picked up his second runner-up finish in as many nights while Scott’s former boss, Bryan Rowland, took a third-place check back to Woodward, Okla., after starting 11th. Rowland’s current teammate and the winner’s older twin brother, Stormy Scott, was fourth.

Jon Tesch followed up his two wins the two previous nights with a fifth-place finish and Jason Hughes passed eleven competitors en route to finishing sixth. Jeremy Payne secured the seventh spot, nine-time USMTS national champion Kelly Shryock earned eighth, 22nd-starting Zack VanderBeek clawed his way to a ninth-place finish to grab the Mesilla Valley Transportation Hard Charger Award and Oklahoman Dereck Ramirez rounded out the top 10.

The night wasn’t so good for Ryan Gustin, who won here just last month and came into Sunday’s event as the USMTS Casey’s Cup Series points leader. A flat tire early in the main event brought out a yellow flag and the ‘The Reaper’ tagged the back of the field after ducking into the pit area for new rubber. He later spun while fighting his way to the front of the field and the resulting caution forced him to retire from the race due to the two-caution rule. He wound up 24th.

With eight events in the books, Sanders leap-frogged over Gustin to take the series points lead by 14 (825 to 811) thanks to consistency throughout the campaign. In his 28 starts in the USMTS Casey’s Cup Series this season, ‘The Rocket’ has four wins, 23 top-fives and 27 top-ten finishes.

Stormy Scott, who came into ‘The Hunt’ as the points leader, has 763 points trails Gustin by 48 markers. The rest of the top ten are Hughes (705), Johnny Scott (696), Rowland (651), VanderBeek (650), Payne (640), Ramirez (619) and Shryock (596).

After a ten-day break, the drivers will suit up and fire up their engines for another five-race, five-track trek across Southern Minnesota to finish off August and usher in the month of September.

The swing begins Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the Fairmont Raceway. From there, the series heads to the Jackson Speedway for a newly-added event on Thursday, Aug. 30. From there, it’s on to three tradition Labor Day Weekend stops for the USMTS on Friday, Aug. 31, at the Chateau Raceway in Lansing; Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley; and Sunday, Sept. 2, at the Dodge County Speedway in Kasson.

Officials made the addition of the Jackson event public on Sunday, and also announced that the events scheduled for next Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24-25, have been canceled. Finally, the rain-shortened Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup event at the Ogilvie Raceway on Wednesday will be completed on Friday, Sept. 7, prior to the running of the USMTS National Championship Series event that weekend.

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.

Fisher holds off Johansen for Iron Man Challenge checkers at Nobles County Speedway

July 24th, 2012

WORTHINGTON, Minn.- He led all 20 laps Sunday night at the Nobles County Speedway in Worthington, Minn., but the win was anything but easy for Jason Fisher as he defended his race-long lead on the final lap to score his first victory in the Industrial Material Surplus Iron Man Challenge.

Fisher started third, but grabbed the lead in the main event for the USRA B-Mods by the time the first lap was completed. Meanwhile, Nick Johansen was clawing his was to the front from his outside fifth row starting spot. In fact, Johansen edged in front of Fisher on lap 16 but an untimely caution flag reset the field with Fisher in control for the restart.

Fisher was able to hold off Johansen over the final four laps, and withstood a final lap surge to claim the $500 top prize while Johansen settled for the runner-up paycheck and his second top-5 finish in as many Iron Man starts this season. Polesitter Cullen DeRuyder wound up in the third spot with Jared Timmerman taking fourth and Tracy Johnson coming from 17th to grab the fifth position. Points leader Trevor Hunt snared the sixth spot, Tyler Johnson was seventh, Kylie Kath earned an eighth-place finish, Trevor Fecht nabbed ninth and Jeremiah Christensen completed the top 10.

The Industrial Material Surplus Iron Man Challenge returns to action this Thursday, July 26, but this time it will be the USRA Stock Cars in the spotlight as they join the USMTS Modifieds at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., during the World Modified Dirt Track Championship.

The next event featuring the USRA B-Mods will be two weeks later on Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo., as they join the racing card for the first race in the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup.

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.

Gustin blisters USMTS field at Nobles County Speedway

July 24th, 2012

WORTHINGTON, Minn.- Not even a caution midway through the 40-lap main event could deter Ryan Gustin as he walloped the field to score his eighth USMTS National Championship Series victory of the season Sunday night at the Nobles County
Speedway in Worthington, Minn.

From the moment ‘The Reaper’ climbed into the cockpit, he was untouchable as he led every lap of Beyea Custom Headers Heat Race #1, and then led every lap of the Swan Energy “A” Main en route to another $4,000 paycheck as he looks to defend his crown.

While Gustin awed the fans with another flawless display of driving talent that they will someday tell their grandchildren about, the rest of the main event competitors kept the crowd entertained with some heated battles for position and plenty of two-and three-wide racing action.

After Gustin crossed the finish line with a cushion of nearly eight seconds, 2007 USMTS National Champion Jason Krohn emerged as the battle-hardened runner-up with Jon Tesch following in third after starting 13th.

Two more former titlists rounded out the top 5 with 2010 USMTS National Champion Jason Hughes finishing fourth and nine-time USMTS National Champion Kelly Shryock coming home in fifth.

Zack VanderBeek, Rodney Sanders, Terry Phillips, Chris Brown and Dereck Ramirez rounded out the top 10.

The USMTS National Championship Series returns to the track on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Buena Vista Raceway in Alta, Iowa, before heading 72 miles east to the Mineral City Speedway in Fort Dodge, Iowa, on Thursday, Aug. 2. The tripleheader weekend wraps up at the Cedar County Raceway in Tipton, Iowa, on Friday, Aug. 3.

But before that happens, the drivers have a little business to take care of this Wednesday through Saturday, July 25-28, as the Best of the Best in open-wheel dirt modified racing invade the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., for the 2nd Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Hanson Tire Service.

More than 100 top-flight drivers and teams will take part in the unique event, with one driver leaving the track Saturday night with a $25,000 paycheck.

Each of the championship main event qualifiers will pocket a minimum $1,500. Saturday’s 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.

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.

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 raceday 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/ustmts and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts.

Iron Man Challenge USRA B-Mods on tap Thursday at Raceway Park, Sunday at Nobles County Speedway

July 20th, 2012

JEFFERSON, S.D. – The Industrial Material Surplus Iron Man Challenge returns to action with a pair of events this week for the USRA B-Mods as they accompany the USMTS Modifieds to Raceway Park in Jefferson, S.D., on Thursday, July
19, and then cross the border to battle at the Nobles County Speedway in Worthington, Minn., on Sunday, July 22.

Each race will pay $500 to win.

On Thursday, gates will open at 5 p.m., hot laps begin at 6:30 and the first heat race gets the green flag at 7 p.m. The Raceway Park is located just 10 miles north of Sioux City, Iowa. Take I-29 to exit 4, then 0.2 mile east to SR 105 then 1.7 mile north (on the west side of SR 105). For more information about the track, check out www.racewayparkinc.com online.

On Sunday, pit gates will open at 2 p.m., grandstand gates open at 3 p.m., hot laps begin at 5:30 and racing starts at 6 p.m. The Nobles County Speedway is located off of I-90 at Exit 43, then 0.4 mile south on SR 59, then 0.4 mile west on Oxford St., then 0.2 mile north on McMullan (Pioneer Village). For more information, call the track hotline at 507-360-3825 or check out www.noblescountyspeedway.net online. Looking for somewhere to race in between these two shows? There are plenty of top-notch dirt tracks in the area hosting American Racer USRA Weekly Racing Series events on Friday and Saturday.

Friday, July 20: Chateau Raceway, Lansing, Minn.; Fayette County Speedway, West Union, Iowa; Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Fountain City, Wis.; Rapid Speedway, Rock Rapids, Iowa.

Saturday, July 21: Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn.; I-90 Speedway, Hartford, S.D.; Upper Iowa Speedway, Decorah, Iowa.

The 2012 Industrial Material Surplus Iron Man Challenge points champion will be determined by the best 12 finishes for USRA B-Mods. All Iron Man Challenge events will also award national points in the American Racer USRA Weekly Racing Series.

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.

Van Genderen, Johansen collect Iron Man Challenge checkers at Nobles County Speedway

August 24th, 2011

WORTHINGTON, Minn. – Nick Johansen won his second Iron Man Challenge main event of the season while Mike Van Genderen picked up his third victory Sunday night at the Nobles County Speedway in Worthington, Minn. Johansen kept his record perfect in USRA Karl Performance Parts B-Mod competition as he garnered his second win in as many starts to collect the $500 top prize.

The driver from nearby Russell, Minn., came from the ninth starting spot to capture the win while defending USRA B-Mod National Champion Brandon Hare of Elma, Iowa, finished second after starting 11th on the grid. Slayton’s Josh Bonnstetter started on the pole, but his third-place finish was equally impressive as he rebounded from a flat tire early in the feature that forced him to claw his way back from the rear of the field.

Steve Bents of Rushmore was fourth and Chris Thompson of Sioux Falls, S.D., took fifth. Sixth through tenth were Parker Hale, Ray Bertrand, Tyler Johnson, Jacob Bleess and Jason Fisher.

Matt Lettow failed to finish the main event, but continues to lead the Iron Man Challenge points standings for the B-Mods over Hare, Hale, Cayden Carter and Jared Timmerman.

In USRA Karl Chevrolet Stock Car action, Mike Van Genderen of Newton, Iowa, snagged his third win of the year and took home the $700 winner’s share of the purse. Last year’s Iron Man Challenge points runner-up out-dueled a host of drivers as most of the feature race featured two- and three-wide battles at the front of the field.

Lakefield’s Jeff Larson took home the runner-up paycheck while Kevin Donlan of Decorah, Iowa, finished third to record his eighth top-5 finish in eight starts.

Steve Jackson of Polk City, Iowa, came from 11 to finish fourth and Jim Larson of Rushmore rounded out the top 5. Sixth through tenth went to Brad Klaassen, Dustin Larson, Nathan Wood, Luke Saathoff and John DeBoer.

Coming into the night with just a seven-point cushion over Wood, Van Genderen stretched out his points lead to 44 markers over the defending Iron Man titleist. Justin Temeyer remains third, followed by Jackson and Jeff Joldersma.

Just four events remain on the 2011 Iron Man Challenge calendar, with the next race slated for this Thursday, Aug. 25, at the I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo. On Saturday, Aug. 27, action moves to the Upper Iowa Speedway in Decorah, Iowa, followed by a Wednesday, Aug. 31, date at the Fairmont Raceway in Fairmont, Minn., before wrapping up the 2011 campaign on Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Highway 3 Raceway in Allison, Iowa.

Nineteen dates at thirteen 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. Licensed USRA drivers in both classes also earn national points in the American Racer USRA Weekly Racing Series, and some tracks may also award track points.

The Iron Man Challenge 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.

Krohn snaps year-long dry spell with Worthington triumph

August 24th, 2011

WORTHINGTON, Minn. – Jason Krohn ended a year of frustration Sunday night with a win at the Nobles County Speedway in Worthington, Minn., during Round 7 of the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s General Stores National Championship powered by Swan
Energy.

Krohn last rolled into victory lane on Aug. 28 last year in Moberly, Mo., during ‘The Hunt.’ Eight top-5 and twenty top-10 finishes later, the 39-year-old farmer from Slayton, Minn., finally found himself in the winner’s circle again Sunday. The $2,000 triumph rounded out a near-perfect night for the 2007 USMTS National Champion as he scored the most passing points in heat race action, drew the pole for the main event and then paced all 40 laps of the WIX Filters “A” Main.

While on paper the win looked decisive, it was anything but easy as the quarter-mile oval produced two and three lanes of racing throughout the field.

Heavy lapped traffic midway through the race kept the field close as Jon Tesch, Dustin Boney, Kelly Shryock and Ryan Gustin jockeyed for position behind the leader.

Krohn was able to maintain his edge throughout as Gustin used the back-markers to his advantage and scored the runner-up finish to give him his seventh top-5 finish in seven ‘Hunt’ races.

Tesch held on for third ahead of Boney, Bob Timm and Shryock. Seventh went to Mike Steensma, Zack VanderBeek celebrated his 27th birthday with an eighth-place result, Johnny Scott nabbed the ninth spot and Tommy Myer rounded out the top 10.

After a grueling five-race swing that took the USMTS drivers and their teams to five racetracks in three states, everybody gets a three-day rest before returning to action on Thursday, Aug. 25, at the I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo.

Friday, Aug. 26, will see the USMTS debut at the Cedar County Raceway in Tipton, Iowa, before wrapping up the weekend on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Upper Iowa Speedway in Decorah, Iowa.

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.