Iron Man Challenge for USRA B-Mods joins USMTS Modifieds at Mississippi Thunder Speedway May 3
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April 8, 2013

FOUNTAIN CITY, Wis. -- The Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA B-Mods will be part of the program when the USMTS Modifieds visit the Mississippi Thunder Speedway on Friday, May 3.

The event will have a 7 p.m. starts, and a large field of cars is expected at the track which hosted last Septemberís record-setting Baehman Law B-Mod Nationals that featured more than 150 entrants.

The season opener at Bob Timmís high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval is one week earlier on Friday, April 26.

With four races in the books, Jeremy Chambers of Parsons, Kan., leads the points standings for the B-Mods, followed by Kris Jackson, Shawn Strong, Corey Crapser and Steve Muilenburg.

The next event for B-Mods is Thursday, April 18, at the Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo. Stock Cars open their campaign on May 25 at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn.

REMAINING 2013 IRON MAN CHALLENGE EVENTS:

Thu Apr 18 Ö Valley Speedway, Grain Valley, Mo. (B-Mods)
Fri Apr 19 ... Lakeside Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (B-Mods)
Fri May 3 ... Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Fountain City, Wis. (B-Mods)
Fri May 17 ... LA Raceway, La Monte, Mo. (B-Mods)
Sat May 25 ... Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (Stock Cars/B-Mods)
Sun May 26 ... Dodge County Speedway, Kasson, Minn. (Stock Cars/B-Mods)
Thu Jun 6 ... Raceway Park, Jefferson, S.D. (Stock Cars/B-Mods)
Fri Jun 7 ... Rapid Speedway, Rock Rapids, Iowa (Stock Cars/B-Mods)
Sat Jun 8 ... Upper Iowa Speedway, Decorah, Iowa (Stock Cars/B-Mods)
Thu Jul 4 ... Upper Iowa Speedway, Decorah, 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)

Final points will be determined by the best 15 finishes for B-Mods and best 10 finishes for 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

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 Stock Car class and Trevor Hunt was the 2012 titlist in the B-Mod division.

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