Hovden, Johansen emerge with Iron Man Challenge wins at Worthington
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June 12, 2011

WORTHINGTON, Minn. -- The Iron Man Challenge featuring the USRA Karl Chevrolet Stock Cars and USRA Karl Performance Parts B-Mods made its fourth stop of the season Sunday night at the Nobles County Speedway in Worthington, Minn., with two new winners emerging.

In the Stock Cars, Mitch Hovden of Decorah, Iowa, became the fourth different winner in as many races while the third show for the B-Mods produced a third different winner with Nick Johansen of Russell, Minn., taking the checkered flag.

Hovden, who captured the 2007 USRA Hobby Stock National Championship and was runner-up in the final Stock Car rankings in 2009, raced to the front from the sixth starting position, and then survived a rough-and-tumble main event to take home the $700 top prize.

Fellow Decorah driver Kyle Falck passed twelve cars en route to finishing second while Jeff Joldersma was third, Justin Temeyer fourth and Steve Jackson fifth from the 20th starting spot.

Sixth through tenth were Todd Staley, 25th-starting Luke Saathoff, defending USRA Karl Chevrolet Stock Car National Champion Reich Gregoire, Jim Larson and Randy Johnson.

Defending Iron Man Challenge titleist Nathan Wood fell victim to an incident and wound up deep in the final finishing order, but managed to maintain the points lead heading into the next event.

In the B-Mod main event, Nick Johansen of Russell, Minn., garnered the $500 top prize with a victory over a strong field of drivers.

Steve Bents came from 11th on the 24-car starting grid to capture the runner-up paycheck while Iron Man Challenge points leader Matt Lettow wound up third ahead of defending USRA Karl Performance Parts B-Mod National Champion Brandon Hare.

Brian Schrage was fifth, Brady Joynt secured the sixth spot, seventh went to Jason Fisher, Tyler Johnson ended up eighth, Dan Ahlers nabbed the ninth spot and 14-year-old Parker Hale rounded out the top ten finishers.

The action heads to the Mineral City Speedway in Fort Dodge, Iowa, tomorrow night with $700 to win the Stock Car main event and $500 for the B-Mod feature winner. In last year’s Stock Car finale at the half-mile semi-banked dirt oval, Mark Elliott became the series’ fourth different winner in four races with a thrilling finish at the Fort Dodge oval.

Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and grandstand general admission seating opens at 5. Hot laps begin at 6:30 and racing starts at 7 p.m. Along with the USMTS Modifieds, USRA Karl Chevrolet Stock Cars and USRA Karl Performance Parts B-Mods, rounding out the evening’s racing card will be USRA Hobby Stocks also competing for national points in the USRA Weekly Racing Series.

On race day, fans can pick up $2-off coupons at all Casey’s General Store locations in Fort Dodge. For more information or to find the location nearest you, check out www.caseys.com.

The Mineral City Speedway is located 0.9 mile north of US 20 on US 169, then 0.5 mile east on 230th. For more information call the track office at 515-573-8745 or 515-574-7223 on race day, or visit www.fdspeed.com online.

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. Along with the USMTS Modifieds, USRA Karl Chevrolet Stock Cars and USRA Karl Performance Parts B-Mods, 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 USRA IRON MAN CHALLENGE SCHEDULE:

Sat Apr 2 ... I-35 Speedway, Winston, MO
Thu May 26 ... Highway 3 Raceway, Allison, IA
Sat May 28 ... Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, MN
Sun Jun 12 ... Nobles County Speedway, Worthington, MN
Mon Jun 13 ... Mineral City Speedway, Fort Dodge, IA
Wed Jun 15 ... Cresco Speedway, Cresco, IA
Thu Jun 23 … Park Jefferson Speedway, Jefferson, SD
Fri Jun 24 ... Rapid Speedway, Rock Rapids, IA
Mon Jul 11 ... Southern Iowa Speedway, Oskaloosa, IA
Tue Jul 12 ... Southern Iowa Speedway, Oskaloosa, IA
Wed Jul 20 ... Southern Iowa Speedway, Oskaloosa, IA
Thu Jul 21 … Bloomfield Speedway, Bloomfield, IA
Sat Aug 20 ... Upper Iowa Speedway, Decorah, IA
Sun Aug 21 ... Nobles County Speedway, Worthington, MN
Thu Aug 25 ... I-35 Speedway, Winston, MO
Sat Aug 27 ... Hamilton County Speedway, Webster City, IA
Thu Sep 1 ... Highway 3 Raceway, Allison, IA

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.

Licensed USRA drivers in both classes will also earn national points in the American Racer USRA Weekly Racing Series. To earn points and be eligible for points funds, drivers must possess a valid USRA Competitor License, utilize the American Racer KK704 racing tire on all four wheels and compete in at least ten events.

There will be an entry fee of $25 for Stock Cars and $15 for B-Mods at each event.

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.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
American Racer USRA Weekly Racing Series
Iron Man Challenge
Nobles County Speedway, Worthington, Minn.
Sunday, June 12, 2011

USRA KARL CHEVROLET STOCK CARS

Heat #1:
1. (1) 15 Mitch Hovden, Decorah, Iowa.
2. (4) 18 Tom Schmitt, Independence, Iowa.
3. (2) 52 Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa.
4. (9) 7L Jeff Larson, Lakefield, Minn.
5. (3) R31 Ryan Leeman, Roland, Iowa.
6. (5) 01U Chris Ullrich, Kiron, Iowa.
7. (6) 95 Tom McKenzie, Sioux City, Iowa.
8. (8) 54K Darwin Klaassen, Little Rock, Iowa.
9. (7) 5X Luke Saathoff, Jackson, Minn.

Heat #2:
1. (2) 11 Jake Masters, Graettinger, Iowa.
2. (3) 20W Keith Williamson, Bondurant, Iowa.
3. (7) 66 Jeff Joldersma, McClelland, Iowa.
4. (6) 14 Todd Staley, Webster City, Iowa.
5. (8) 27T Tory Reicks, Waucoma, Iowa.
6. (4) 45K Brad Klaassen, Adrian, Minn.
7. (5) 2J Steve Jackson, Polk City, Iowa.
8. (9) 09 Ricky Prins, Worthington, Minn.
9. (1) mst1 Randy Johnson, Lake Park, Iowa.

Heat #3:
1. (4) 56T Justin Temeyer, Independence, Iowa.
2. (1) 32X Rich Gregoire, Russell, Minn.
3. (6) 24G Greg Gretz, Kewaunee, Wis.
4. (5) 59 Corey Gronewold, Adrian, Minn.
5. (8) 67 Kyle Falck, Decorah, Iowa.
6. (2) 6L Jim Larson, Rushmore, Minn.
7. (7) 7T Jim Gregoire, Lake Benton, Minn.
8. (3) 5L Dustin Larson, Rushmore, Minn.

“A” Main:
1. (6) 15 Mitch Hovden, Decorah, Iowa, $700.
2. (14) 67 Kyle Falck, Decorah, Iowa, $550.
3. (5) 66 Jeff Joldersma, McClelland, Iowa, $450.
4. (4) 56T Justin Temeyer, Independence, Iowa, $400.
5. (20) 2J Steve Jackson, Polk City, Iowa, $350.
6. (11) 14 Todd Staley, Webster City, Iowa, $300.
7. (25) 5X Luke Saathoff, Jackson, Minn., $250.
8. (8) 32X Rich Gregoire, Russell, Minn., $200.
9. (18) 6L Jim Larson, Rushmore, Minn., $180.
10. (26) mst1 Randy Johnson, Lake Park, Iowa, $160.
11. (23) 54K Darwin Klaassen, Little Rock, Iowa, $140.
12. (22) 09 Ricky Prins, Worthington, Minn., $130.
13. (7) 18 Tom Schmitt, Independence, Iowa, $125.
14. (15) R31 Ryan Leeman, Roland, Iowa, $125.
15. (17) 45K Brad Klaassen, Adrian, Minn., $125.
16. (10) 52 Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa, $125.
17. (24) 5L Dustin Larson, Rushmore, Minn., $125.
18. (2) 11 Jake Masters, Graettinger, Iowa, $125.
19. (1) 20W Keith Williamson, Bondurant, Iowa, $125.
20. (12) 59 Corey Gronewold, Adrian, Minn., $125.
21. (9) 7L Jeff Larson, Lakefield, Minn., $125.
22. (19) 95 Tom McKenzie, Sioux City, Iowa, $125.
23. (16) 01U Chris Ullrich, Kiron, Iowa, $125.
24. (3) 24G Greg Gretz, Kewaunee, Wis., $125.
25. (21) 7T Jim Gregoire, Lake Benton, Minn., $125.
26. (13) 27T Tory Reicks, Waucoma, Iowa, $125

USRA KARL PERFORMANCE PARTS B-MODS

Heat #1:
1. (2) 21L Matt Lettow, Roland, Iowa.
2. (1) 1And Brady Joynt, Spencer, Iowa.
3. (5) 4ord Bob Sutherland, Blairsburg, Iowa.
4. (7) 16 Brock Hess, Sioux Falls, S.D.
5. (6) 7 Cullen De Ruyter, Ruthton, Minn.
6. (4) 13 Karl Brewer, Vermillion, S.D.
7. (3) 25 Chris Tiesler, Adrian, Minn.
8. (8) 27K Andrew Kelly, Lanesboro, Minn.

Heat #2:
1. (1) 64 Brandon Leeman, Roland, Iowa.
2. (5) 1 Nick Johansen, Russell, Minn.
3. (8) 56H Brandon Hare, Elma, Iowa.
4. (3) 27B Jason De Boer, Sioux Center, Iowa.
5. (7) 14 Brian Schrage, Cresco, Iowa.
6. (4) 72 Ray Bertrand, Wilmont, Minn.
7. (6) 51 Brian Rogers, Worthington, Minn.
8. (2) 80 Josh Bonnstetter, Slayton, Minn.

Heat #3:
1. (4) 7t Jared Timmerman, Norwalk, Iowa.
2. (5) 14 Jason Fisher, Lakefield, Minn.
3. (2) 15B Steve Bents, Rushmore, Minn.
4. (7) 91 Tyler Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D.
5. (6) 7M Jeremiah Christensen, Sioux Falls, S.D.
6. (3) 28 Parker Hale, Grand Meadow, Minn.
7. (8) 13 Bryan Wynia, Hull, Iowa.
8. (1) 42 Dan Ahlers, Slayton, Minn.

“A” Main:
1. (5) 1 Nick Johansen, Russell, Minn., $500.
2. (11) 15B Steve Bents, Rushmore, Minn., $400.
3. (7) 21L Matt Lettow, Roland, Iowa, $300.
4. (3) 56H Brandon Hare, Elma, Iowa, $250.
5. (13) 14 Brian Schrage, Cresco, Iowa, $200.
6. (2) 1And Brady Joynt, Spencer, Iowa, $175.
7. (6) 14 Jason Fisher, Lakefield, Minn., $150.
8. (10) 91 Tyler Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., $130.
9. (24) 42 Dan Ahlers, Slayton, Minn., $110.
10. (18) 28 Parker Hale, Grand Meadow, Minn., $100.
11. (19) 13 Bryan Wynia, Hull, Iowa, $90.
12. (23) 80 Josh Bonnstetter, Slayton, Minn., $80.
13. (8) 4ord Bob Sutherland, Blairsburg, Iowa, $75.
14. (22) 27K Andrew Kelly, Lanesboro, Minn., $75.
15. (12) 27B Jason De Boer, Sioux Center, Iowa, $75.
16. (17) 72 Ray Bertrand, Wilmont, Minn., $75.
17. (15) 7M Jeremiah Christensen, Sioux Falls, S.D., $75.
18. (20) 25 Chris Tiesler, Adrian, Minn., $75.
19. (9) 16 Brock Hess, Sioux Falls, S.D., $75.
20. (21) 51 Brian Rogers, Worthington, Minn., $75.
21. (16) 13 Karl Brewer, Vermillion, S.D., $75.
22. (14) 7 Cullen De Ruyter, Ruthton, Minn., $75.
23. (4) 7t Jared Timmerman, Norwalk, Iowa, $75.
24. (1) 64 Brandon Leeman, Roland, Iowa, $75.

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