USRA Iron Man Challenge features 25 dates in 2013
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January 31, 2013

At 13 years of age, Trevor Hunt became the USRA's youngest champion in 2013 with his Iron Man Challenge B-Mod title.

Officials from the United States Racing Association have released the 2013 schedule for the USRA Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods.

The fourth season for the Iron Man Challenge campaign boasts 25 dates at 12 of the finest dirt ovals in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri and South Dakota.

Both classes will be in action on 11 of those nights, USRA B-Mods will fly solo at 11 events and USRA Stock Cars have three dates to themselves.

Last season 360 tough-as-nails pilots took part in the Iron Man Challenge, including 86 USRA Stock Car drivers and 274 USRA B-Mod competitors.

The Iron Man Challenge will run in conjunction with the Modifieds of the USMTS Casey’s Cup at all but two events. It will be a Great American, all-USRA affair on the Fourth of July at the Upper Iowa Speedway in Decorah, Iowa, and the USRA Stock Cars visit the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., for the fourth and final time in 2013 when they share the race card with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on Saturday, Sept. 14.

The 2013 season for the USRA B-Mods will kick off with a doubleheader March 8-9 at the Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., on Friday and Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo., on Saturday. They return to Humboldt two weeks later to compete all three nights of the King of America III Modified Nationals on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 21-23.

USRA Stock Cars open their 2013 campaign the following weekend, March 29-30, at the LA Raceway in La Monte, Mo., on Friday and I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo., on Saturday. Both nights will also feature USRA B-Mods along with the USMTS Modifieds.

2013 USRA IRON MAN CHALLENGE SCHEDULE:
Fri Mar 8 ... Humboldt Speedway, Humboldt, Kan. (B-Mods) – with USMTS Modifieds.
Sat Mar 9 ... Valley Speedway, Grain Valley, Mo. (B-Mods) – with USMTS Modifieds.
Thu Mar 21 ... Humboldt Speedway, Humboldt, Kan. (B-Mods) – King of America III Modified Nationals.
Fri Mar 22 ... Humboldt Speedway, Humboldt, Kan. (B-Mods) – King of America III Modified Nationals.
Sat Mar 23 ... Humboldt Speedway, Humboldt, Kan. (B-Mods) – King of America III Modified Nationals.
Fri Mar 29 ... LA Raceway, La Monte, Mo. (Stock Cars/B-Mods) – with USMTS Modifieds.
Sat Mar 30 ... I-35 Speedway, Winston, Mo. (Stock Cars/B-Mods) – with USMTS Modifieds.
Fri Apr 19 ... Lakeside Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (B-Mods) – with USMTS Modifieds.
Thu May 23 ... Highway 3 Raceway Allison, Iowa (Stock Cars/B-Mods) – with USMTS Modifieds.
Sat May 25 ... Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (Stock Cars/B-Mods) – with USMTS Modifieds.
Sun May 26 ... Dodge County Speedway, Kasson, Minn. (Stock Cars/B-Mods) – with USMTS Modifieds.
Thu Jun 6 ... Raceway Park, Jefferson, S.D. (Stock Cars/B-Mods) – with USMTS Modifieds.
Fri Jun 7 ... Rapid Speedway, Rock Rapids, Iowa (Stock Cars/B-Mods) – with USMTS Modifieds.
Sat Jun 8 ... Upper Iowa Speedway, Decorah, Iowa (Stock Cars/B-Mods) – with USMTS Modifieds.
Thu Jul 4 ... Upper Iowa Speedway, Decorah, Iowa (Stock Cars/B-Mods) – USRA Great American Shootout.
Sun Jul 21 ... Nobles County Speedway, Worthington, Minn. (Stock Cars/B-Mods) – with USMTS Modifieds.
Wed Jul 24 ... Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (B-Mods) – World Modified Dirt Track Championship.
Thu Jul 25 ... Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (Stock Cars) – World Modified Dirt Track Championship.
Fri Aug 23 ... Lakeside Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (B-Mods) – with USMTS Modifieds.
Sat Aug 31 ... Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (Stock Cars) – with USMTS Modifieds.
Sun Sep 1 ... Dodge County Speedway, Kasson, Minn. (Stock Cars/B-Mods) – with USMTS Modifieds.
Sat Sep 14 ... Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (Stock Cars) – with World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.
Thu Sep 19 ... Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (B-Mods) – Featherlite Fall Jamboree.
Fri Sep 20 ... Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (B-Mods) – Featherlite Fall Jamboree.
Sat Sep 21 ... Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (B-Mods) – Featherlite Fall Jamboree.

Points will be determined by the best fifteen (15) finishes for USRA B-Mods and best 10 finishes for USRA Stock Cars. To be eligible for points funds, drivers must possess a valid USRA license, utilize the American Racer KK704 racing tire on all four wheels and compete in at least half of the events for their division. Licensed USRA drivers in both classes will also earn national points in the USRA Weekly Racing Series.

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.

Tom Schmitt of Independence, Iowa, is the defending Iron Man Challenge champion in the USRA Stock Car class and Trevor Hunt of Kearney, Mo., was the 2012 titlist in the USRA B-Mod division. Both will be honored next Friday, Feb. 8, at the annual USRA Awards Banquet in Des Moines, Iowa.

Banquet tickets remain available through Monday, Feb. 4, by calling 515-832-6000.

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 at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter.

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