Van Genderen gets birthday gift, Higley gets second Industrial Material Surplus Iron Man Challenge win at I-35 Speedway
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March 25, 2012

WINSTON, Mo. -- Two winners emerged Sunday after two late-race lead changes highlighted the main events for the Industrial Material Surplus Iron Man Challenge event at the I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo.

Defending USRA Stock Car series champion Mike Van Genderen celebrated his birthday Sunday with a gift from Tom Schmitt on the final lap of the 20-lap feature race.

After taking the white flag, the two-time American Racer USRA Weekly Racing Series champion slipped high going into the first corner which allowed Van Genderen to sneak by underneath.

Schmitt fought back and made a charge at the end but came up a fender short at the flagstand as Van Genderen scored his seventh career Iron Man honors to pocket the $700 top prize.

While Schmitt settled for the runner-up paycheck, Sean Johnson took third with Matt Greiner fourth and Tory Reicks fifth to give Hawkeye State hustlers a sweep of the top five spots and nine of the top ten.

In the USRA B-Mod 20-lap main event, Jesse Sobbing seemed to have things well in hand until a blown right rear tire ended his run with just a handful of laps remaining.

Mike Higley, who captured last year’s event at the track, inherited the lead for the restart and held off the challenges of teenager Tyler Droste for the win.

Trevor Hunt, Truman Asher and Casey Greubel completed the top five at the finish line.

USRA B-Mods will get the spotlight to themselves when the series invades the LA Raceway in La Monte, Mo., on Thursday, April 19. Stock Cars and B-Mods will share the billing again Memorial Day Weekend with a doubleheader on Thursday, May 24, at the Highway 3 Raceway in Allison, Iowa, and Saturday, May 26, at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn.

All three shows will accompany the USMTS Modifieds on the racing card.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
American Racer USRA Weekly Racing Series
Industrial Material Surplus Iron Man Challenge
I-35 Speedway, Winston, Mo.
Sunday, March 25, 2012

Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown and money won. The top 12 drivers in passing points accumulated in the heat races are locked into the “A” Main, with the top 8 re-drawing for starting positions 1-8.

USRA STOCK CARS

Heat Race #1 (8 laps):
1. (2) 18 Tom Schmitt, Independence, Iowa.
2. (3) 27t Tory Reicks, Waucoma, Iowa.
3. (9) 8r Sean Johnson, Independence, Iowa.
4. (6) 68 Aaron Parmer, Humeston, Iowa.
5. (1) 77t Trent Jeanes, Chariton, Iowa.
6. (7) 44 Bruce Fair, Trenton, Mo.
7. (5) 88 Jeff Dixon, Jamesport, Mo.
8. (4) 74 Rodney Schweizer, Kansas City, Kan.
9. (8) 7t Jim Gregoire, Ivanhoe, Minn.
10. (10) 7 Jason Minnehan, Churdan, Iowa.

Heat Race #2 (8 laps):
1. (3) 29 Matt Greiner, Washington, Iowa.
2. (7) 57v Mike Van Genderen, Newton, Iowa.
3. (4) 37d Brad Derry, Bedford, Iowa.
4. (6) 20 Gene Stigall, Winston, Mo.
5. (9) 66 Jeff Joldersma, McClelland, Iowa.
6. (1) 3 Joe Zadina, Corning, Iowa.
7. (5) 57 Dennis Plain, Webster City, Iowa.
8. (8) 2j Steve Jackson, Polk City, Iowa.
9. (2) 14 Derrick Agee, Huntsville, Mo.

“A” Main (20 laps):
1. (3) 57v Mike Van Genderen, Newton, Iowa, $700.
2. (6) 18 Tom Schmitt, Independence, Iowa, $500.
3. (5) 8r Sean Johnson, Independence, Iowa, $400.
4. (2) 29 Matt Greiner, Washington, Iowa, $300.
5. (1) 27t Tory Reicks, Waucoma, Iowa, $250.
6. (4) 68 Aaron Parmer, Humeston, Iowa, $200.
7. (7) 37d Brad Derry, Bedford, Iowa, $170.
8. (11) 44 Bruce Fair, Trenton, Mo., $150.
9. (10) 77t Trent Jeanes, Chariton, Iowa, $130.
10. (14) 57 Dennis Plain, Webster City, Iowa, $125.
11. (12) 3 Joe Zadina, Corning, Iowa, $125.
12. (16) 2j Steve Jackson, Polk City, Iowa, $125.
13. (9) 66 Jeff Joldersma, McClelland, Iowa, $125.
14. (17) 7t Jim Gregoire, Ivanhoe, Minn., $125.
15. (15) 74 Rodney Schweizer, Kansas City, Kan., $125.
16. (13) 88 Jeff Dixon, Jamesport, Mo., $125.
17. (8) 20 Gene Stigall, Winston, Mo., $125.
18. (18) 14 Derrick Agee, Huntsville, Mo., $75.
19. (19) 7 Jason Minnehan, Churdan, Iowa, $75.

USRA B-MODS

Heat Race #1 (8 laps):
1. (5) 11 Mike Higley, Tecumseh, Kan.
2. (4) 81 Scott Davis, Madrid, Iowa.
3. (7) 19 Tracy Johnson, Lake Preston, S.D.
4. (1) 22h Clay Hale, Cameron, Mo.
5. (3) 33j Jason Billups, Holt, Mo.
6. (2) 92 Tyler Droste, Waterloo, Iowa.
7. (6) 12 Jeff Stotts, Trenton, Mo.
8. (8) 76 Ronnie Miller, Trenton, Mo.

Heat Race #2 (8 laps):
1. (1) 30 Scott Demmer, Ellendale, Minn.
2. (2) 57 Randy Ainsworth, Excelsior Springs, Mo.
3. (4) 15 Chris Vannausdle, Villisca, Iowa.
4. (8) 64 Casey Greubel, Lacona, Iowa.
5. (5) 52m Dustin Miller, Pattonsburg, Mo.
6. (6) 95 Josh Gesell, Ridgeway, Iowa.
7. (3) 34 Jeremy Schaufenbuel, New Hampton, Iowa.
8. (8) 10r Ryan Fullenkamp, Bloomfield, Iowa.

Heat Race #3 (8 laps):
1. (4) 94 Jacob Ebert, Oak Grove, Mo.
2. (3) 23jr Nick Roberts, Des Moines, Iowa.
3. (2) 73 Truman Asher, St. Joseph, Mo.
4. (8) 7+ Jared Timmerman, Norwalk, Iowa.
5. (5) 21c Chad Clancy, Smithville, Mo.
6. (1) 7m Jeremiah Christensen, Sioux Falls, S.D.
7. (6) 00 Dylan Book, Adel, Iowa.
8. (7) 31 Brett Magee, Kansas City, Mo.

Heat Race #4 (8 laps):
1. (1) 23k Ben Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.
2. (5) 99 Jesse Sobbing, Glenwood, Iowa.
3. (2) 20t Mike Tanner, Kansas City, Mo.
4. (6) 8s Brett Shields, Mt. Ayr, Iowa.
5. (4) 44h Duke Jacobs, Stewartsville, Mo.
6. (3) 92 Tyler Grooms, Trenton, Mo.
7. (7) 15b Wes Bestgen, Osborn, Mo.

Heat Race #5 (8 laps):
1. (1) 99h Trevor Hunt, Liberty, Mo.
2. (6) 3x3 Nick Newton, Kansas City, Kan.
3. (4) 1 Austin Kaplan, Des Moines, Iowa.
4. (3) 74 Justin Asher, St. Joseph, Mo.
5. (2) 91 Tyler Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D.
6. (5) 37 Anthony Asher, St. Joseph, Mo.
7. (7) 9h Nic Hanes, Trenton, Mo.

“B” Main #1 (10 laps, top 6 advance):
1. (3) 20t Mike Tanner, Kansas City, Mo.
2. (2) 1 Austin Kaplan, Des Moines, Iowa.
3. (7) 91 Tyler Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D.
4. (1) 7+ Jared Timmerman, Norwalk, Iowa.
5. (11) 00 Dylan Book, Adel, Iowa.
6. (8) 95 Josh Gesell, Ridgeway, Iowa.
7. (5) 33j Jason Billups, Holt, Mo., $50.
8. (6) 21c Chad Clancy, Smithville, Mo., $50.
9. (13) 10r Ryan Fullenkamp, Bloomfield, Iowa, $50.
10. (10) 12 Jeff Stotts, Trenton, Mo., $50.
11. (9) 92 Tyler Grooms, Trenton, Mo., $50.
12. (4) 22h Clay Hale, Cameron, Mo., $50.
13. (12) 9h Nic Hanes, Trenton, Mo., $50.

“B” Main #2 (10 laps, top 6 advance):
1. (7) 92 Tyler Droste, Waterloo, Iowa.
2. (2) 73 Truman Asher, St. Joseph, Mo.
3. (10) 34 Jeremy Schaufenbuel, New Hampton, Iowa.
4. (1) 15 Chris Vannausdle, Villisca, Iowa.
5. (8) 7m Jeremiah Christensen, Sioux Falls, S.D.
6. (9) 37 Anthony Asher, St. Joseph, Mo.
7. (13) 31 Brett Magee, Kansas City, Mo., $50.
8. (4) 74 Justin Asher, St. Joseph, Mo., $50.
9. (5) 52m Dustin Miller, Pattonsburg, Mo., $50.
10. (6) 44h Duke Jacobs, Stewartsville, Mo., $50.
11. (11) 15b Wes Bestgen, Osborn, Mo., $50.
12. (3) 8s Brett Shields, Mt. Ayr, Iowa, $50.
13. (12) 76 Ronnie Miller, Trenton, Mo., $50.

“A” Main (20 laps):
1. (2) 11 Mike Higley, Tecumseh, Kan., $500.
2. (14) 92 Tyler Droste, Waterloo, Iowa, $400.
3. (3) 99h Trevor Hunt, Liberty, Mo., $300.
4. (16) 73 Truman Asher, St. Joseph, Mo., $200.
5. (12) 64 Casey Greubel, Lacona, Iowa, $175.
6. (19) 7+ Jared Timmerman, Norwalk, Iowa, $150.
7. (17) 91 Tyler Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., $130.
8. (22) 7m Jeremiah Christensen, Sioux Falls, S.D., $115.
9. (4) 94 Jacob Ebert, Oak Grove, Mo., $105.
10. (11) 57 Randy Ainsworth, Excelsior Springs, Mo., $100.
11. (1) 81 Scott Davis, Madrid, Iowa, $90.
12. (5) 99 Jesse Sobbing, Glenwood, Iowa, $80.
13. (21) 00 Dylan Book, Adel, Iowa, $75.
14. (15) 1 Austin Kaplan, Des Moines, Iowa, $75.
15. (6) 3x3 Nick Newton, Kansas City, Kan., $75.
16. (9) 19 Tracy Johnson, Lake Preston, S.D., $75.
17. (7) 30 Scott Demmer, Ellendale, Minn., $75.
18. (10) 23jr Nick Roberts, Des Moines, Iowa, $75.
19. (18) 34 Jeremy Schaufenbuel, New Hampton, Iowa, $75.
20. (20) 15 Chris Vannausdle, Villisca, Iowa, $75.
21. (24) 37 Anthony Asher, St. Joseph, Mo., $75.
22. (23) 95 Josh Gesell, Ridgeway, Iowa, $75.
23. (8) 23k Ben Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., $75.
24. (13) 20t Mike Tanner, Kansas City, Mo., $75.

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