Jackson, Austin on top in Iron Man Challenge thrillers at I-35 Speedway
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August 8, 2013

WINSTON, Mo. -- Steve Jackson and Chase Austin provided the fireworks Thursday night as they notched a pair of thrilling Iron Man Challenge feature wins at the I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo.

In the 20-lap USRA Stock Car main event, Jackson put together a patented performance that ended with the Polk City, Iowa, veteran taking the lead in the final seconds.

Winston’s Jake Cameron stole the lead from polesitter Derrick Agee on the second lap and paced the rest of the race up until the end. Jackson, meanwhile, started ninth and was up to fifth by lap 5 and second with 11 laps in the books.

Agee, along with Iron Man Challenge points leader Mitch Hovden and defending series champ Tom Schmitt, made for tight racing up front that continued throughout the race. In fact, Jackson slid back as far as sixth with just six laps to go.

But when you’re one of the winningest and most decorated Stock Car drivers of all time, you learn how to find a way to the front … and that’s exactly what Jackson did.

With five laps to go Jackson was fifth. He passed two cars two laps later to move into third place with three orbits remaining.

Then, on the final lap, Jackson let it all hang out on the high side of the 3/8-mile clay oval and powered around the outside of Hovden and Cameron. He pulled even with Cameron as they exited turn 4 and won the drag-race to the finish line with less than a bumper to spare.

The win was Jackson’s first of the 2013 campaign and worth $750.

Cameron settled for a $500 runner-up paycheck with Hovden, Schmitt and Agee following closely in third, fourth and fifth.

With his seventh top-5 finish in eight starts, Hovden continues to hold a healthy advantage over Schmitt in the points standings. Kyle Falck sits third, Jackson moved up to fourth and Lynn Panos is fifth.

The next Iron Man Challenge race for the USRA Stock Cars takes place on Saturday, Aug. 31, when they join the USMTS Modifieds at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn.

Thursday night’s USRA B-Mod 20-lapper saw Chase Austin of Eudora, Kan., makes his first start of the season a fruitful one as he led from start to finish to collect his first Iron Man Challenge trophy and the $500 top prize.

USRA B-Mod national points leader Troy Hovey of Castalia, Iowa, made a late-race charge from his ninth-place starting spot to challenge for the win, but a final-lap bobble allowed Shadren Turner to slip in for the runner-up finish behind Austin.

Chad Feather came from 19 to finish fourth and tenth-starting Chad Clancy came home fifth.

Corey Crapser, who did not make the trip from Wisconsin for this event, continues to lead the Iron man Challenge points battle for the USRA B-Mods. Dan Wheeler is second, followed by Jared Timmerman, Hovey and Jacob Bleess.

The next Iron Man Challenge race for the USRA B-Mods takes place on Thursday, Aug. 22, when they join the USMTS Modifieds at the Valley Speedway, Grain Valley, Mo.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Racing Association
USRA Weekly Racing Series – Iron Man Challenge
I-35 Speedway, Winston, Mo.
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013

Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, laps completed and money won. The top 12 drivers in heat race passing points advanced to the “A” Main with the top 8 redrawing for starting positions 1-8.

USRA B-MODS

Heat #1 (8 laps):
1. (4) 57s Royce Stanley, Kansas City, Mo.
2. (6) 111 Chase Austin, Eudora, Kan.
3. (1) 9H Nic Hanes, Trenton, Mo.
4. (5) 73 Truman Asher, St. Joseph, Mo.
5. (2) 75 David Bouzek, Trenton, Mo.
6. (3) 66 Ethan Isaacs, Bonner Springs, Kan.
7. (8) 16 David Pierce, Kansas City, Mo.
8. (7) 11C Chad Feather, Kearney, Mo.

Heat #2 (8 laps):
1. (5) 17 Shadren Turner, St. Joseph, Mo.
2. (6) 32P Jeremy Pittsenbarger, Cameron, Mo.
3. (8) 15B Wes Bestgen, Osborn, Mo.
4. (2) 10R Ryan Fullenkamp, Bloomfield, Iowa.
5. (7) 7M Monty Cook, St. Joseph, Mo.
6. (1) 17X Clint Baker, Meadville, Mo.
7. (4) 1 Austin Kaplan, Des Moines, Iowa.
8. (3) 44 Troy Carlyle, Kearney, Mo.

Heat #3 (8 laps):
1. (1) 3X Tony Manley, Osborn, Mo.
2. (4) 99 Brad Smith, Belton, Mo.
3. (5) 21C Chad Clancy, Smithville, Mo.
4. (7) 11T Mike Taylor, Kansas City, Mo.
5. (6) 23Jr Nick Roberts, Des Moines, Iowa.
6. (3) 44 Gregg Truelove, Liberty, Mo.
7. (8) Red1 Dan Wheeler, Savage, Minn.
8. (2) 52M Dustin Miller, Pattonsburg, Mo.

Heat #4 (8 laps):
1. (6) 4j Jake Richards, Edwardsville, Kan.
2. (1) 476x Troy Hovey, Castalia, Iowa.
3. (4) 55 Mason Daughters, Polo, Mo.
4. (5) 5 Dakota Foster, Gardner, Kan.
5. (3) 20T Yancy Shepard, Smithville, Mo.
6. (2) 7+ Jared Timmerman, Norwalk, Iowa.
7. (7) 11 Caleb Dennis, Meadville, Mo.

“B” Main #1 (8 laps, top 5 advance):
1. (1) 9H Nic Hanes, Trenton, Mo.
2. (8) 1 Austin Kaplan, Des Moines, Iowa.
3. (6) 44 Gregg Truelove, Liberty, Mo.
4. (9) 11C Chad Feather, Kearney, Mo.
5. (3) 7M Monty Cook, St. Joseph, Mo.
6. (4) 75 David Bouzek, Trenton, Mo., $50.
7. (5) 66 Ethan Isaacs, Bonner Springs, Kan., $50.
8. (2) 5 Dakota Foster, Gardner, Kan., $50.
9. (7) 16 David Pierce, Kansas City, Mo., $50.
10. (10) 52M Dustin Miller, Pattonsburg, Mo., $50.

“B” Main #2 (8 laps, top 5 advance):
1. (2) 10R Ryan Fullenkamp, Bloomfield, Iowa.
2. (3) 23Jr Nick Roberts, Des Moines, Iowa.
3. (6) 7+ Jared Timmerman, Norwalk, Iowa.
4. (1) 73 Truman Asher, St. Joseph, Mo.
5. (5) 17X Clint Baker, Meadville, Mo.
6. (4) 20T Yancy Shepard, Smithville, Mo., $50.
7. (7) Red1 Dan Wheeler, Savage, Minn.
8. (8) 11 Caleb Dennis, Meadville, Mo., $50.
9. (9) 44 Troy Carlyle, Kearney, Mo., $50.

“A” Main (20 laps):
1. (2) 111 Chase Austin, Eudora, Kan., 20, $500.
2. (3) 17 Shadren Turner, St. Joseph, Mo., 20, $400.
3. (9) 476x Troy Hovey, Castalia, Iowa, 20, $300.
4. (19) 11C Chad Feather, Kearney, Mo., 20, $250.
5. (10) 21C Chad Clancy, Smithville, Mo., 20, $200.
6. (8) 99 Brad Smith, Belton, Mo., 20, $175.
7. (4) 57s Royce Stanley, Kansas City, Mo., 20, $150.
8. (1) 3X Tony Manley, Osborn, Mo., 20,  $130.
9. (18) 7+ Jared Timmerman, Norwalk, Iowa, 20, $120.
10. (6) 32P Jeremy Pittsenbarger, Cameron, Mo., 20, $115.
11. (13) 9H Nic Hanes, Trenton, Mo., 20, $105.
12. (22) 17X Clint Baker, Meadville, Mo., 20, $100.
13. (16) 23Jr Nick Roberts, Des Moines, Iowa, 20, $90.
14. (7) 15B Wes Bestgen, Osborn, Mo., 20, $80.
15. (21) 7M Monty Cook, St. Joseph, Mo., 20, $75.
16. (11) 55 Mason Daughters, Polo, Mo., 20, $75.
17. (14) 10R Ryan Fullenkamp, Bloomfield, Iowa, 20, $75.
18. (23) Red1 Dan Wheeler, Savage, Minn., 20, $75.
19. (17) 44 Gregg Truelove, Liberty, Mo., 20, $75.
20. (20) 73 Truman Asher, St. Joseph, Mo., 19, $75.
21. (12) 11T Mike Taylor, Kansas City, Mo., 12, $75.
22. (15) 1 Austin Kaplan, Des Moines, Iowa, 10,  $75.
23. (5) 4j Jake Richards, Edwardsville, Kan., 9, $75.

Lap Leader: Austin 1-20.
Margin of Victory: 0.446 second.
Provisional Starter: Wheeler.
Next Race: Thursday, Aug. 22, Valley Speedway, Grain Valley, Mo.
Points Standings: Corey Crapser 970, Wheeler 883, Timmerman 870, Hovey 798, Jacob Bleess 687, Foster 666, Steve Goodman 382, Shawn Strong 380, Kaplan 375, Jeremy Chambers 375.

USRA STOCK CARS

Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, laps completed and money won. All drivers advanced to the “A” Main with the top 8 in passing points redrawing for starting positions 1-8.

Heat #1 (8 laps):
1. (3) 15 Mitch Hovden, Decorah, Iowa.
2. (6) 6X Greg Keuhn, Trenton, Mo.
3. (4) 77T Trent Jeanes, Chariton, Iowa.
4. (5) 2J Steve Jackson, Polk City, Iowa.
5. (8) 18 Tom Schmitt, Independence, Iowa.
6. (7) 33 John O'Neal, Kearney, Mo.
7. (2) 25 Cody Agee, Huntsville, Mo.
8. (1) 65X Thomas Roberts, Kidder, Mo.

Heat #2 (8 laps):
1. (2) 14 Derrick Agee, Moberly, Mo.
2. (4) 111 Butch Bailey, Novelty, Mo.
3. (6) 86c Jake Cameron, Winston, Mo.
4. (3) XX Gene Stigall, Winston, Mo.
5. (5) 19 Jay Barnes, Kearney, Mo.
6. (1) 14X Aaron Sauter, St. Joseph, Mo.
7. (7) 41 Shane Florence, Plattsburg, Mo.

“A” Main (20 laps):
1. (7) 2J Steve Jackson, Polk City, Iowa, 20, $750.
2. (2) 86c Jake Cameron, Winston, Mo., 20, $500.
3. (4) 15 Mitch Hovden, Decorah, Iowa, 20, $400.
4. (6) 18 Tom Schmitt, Independence, Iowa, 20, $300.
5. (1) 14 Derrick Agee, Moberly, Mo., 20, $250.
6. (15) 65X Thomas Roberts, Kidder, Mo., 20, $200.
7. (13) 25 Cody Agee, Huntsville, Mo., 20, $170.
8. (11) 33 John O'Neal, Kearney, Mo., 20, $150.
9. (12) 14X Aaron Sauter, St. Joseph, Mo., 20, $130.
10. (5) 111 Butch Bailey, Novelty, Mo., 20, $125.
11. (3) 6X Greg Keuhn, Trenton, Mo., 20, $125.
12. (9) XX Gene Stigall, Winston, Mo., 15, $115.
13. (14) 41 Shane Florence, Plattsburg, Mo., 14, $105.
14. (8) 77T Trent Jeanes, Chariton, Iowa, 11, $100.
15. (10) 19 Jay Barnes, Kearney, Mo., 10, $100.

Lap Leaders: D. Agee 1, Cameron 2-19, Jackson 20.
Margin of Victory: 0.084 second.
Next Race: Saturday, Aug. 31, Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn.
Points Standings: Hovden 742, Schmitt 699, Kyle Falck 572, Jackson 502, Lynn Panos 453, Jake Ludeking 445, Shawn Peter 419, Andy Altenburg 344, Dustin Wannarka 331, Sean Johnson 309.

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