Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA B-Mods on tap Thursday at Valley Speedway, Friday at Lakeside Speedway
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August 20, 2013

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA B-Mods will be back in action this week with stops at the Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo., on Thursday, Aug. 22, and the Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on Friday, Aug. 23.

The USRA B-Mods will join the USMTS Modifieds on the ticket both nights. Both events will pay $500 to win the USRA B-Mod main event with a minimum of $75 to each “A” Main starter. The entry fee is $20 for licensed or $30 for non-licensed drivers.

Corey Crapser of Chippewa Falls, Wis., leads the Iron man Challenge points battle for the USRA B-Mods. Dan Wheeler is second, followed by Jared Timmerman, Troy Hovey and Jacob Bleess. The rest of the top 10 are Dakota Foster, Steve Goodman, Shawn Strong, Austin Kaplan and Jeremy Chambers.

On Thursday at Valley Speedway, gates open at 6:00 and hot laps are at 7:00 with racing to follow. Mufflers are required at this event.

General admission adult tickets are $16, reserved seats are $18 and seating on the party deck is $20. Kids ages 6-12 years of age are $5 and children under 6 get in for free. Pit passes are $30.

On race day, fans can pick up $2-off coupons at Casey’s General Stores locations in Grain Valley, Oak Grove and Blue Springs.

The Valley Speedway is located 0.9 mile south of I-70 (exit 24) on Main St. (Buckner-Tarnsey Rd.), then 0.4 mile east on Old US 40. For more information, call 816-229-2222 or visit online.

On Friday the Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA B-Mods returns to the Lakeside Speedway for another barn-burner at the historic half-mile oval on the edge of the Missouri River. Earlier this year, veteran racer Gene Claxton used his 40-plus years of racing experience to show the way from start to finish in Iron Man Challenge USRA B-Mod feature here.

Gates will open at 4:00, hot laps start at 7:00 and the night’s first heat race gets the green flag at 7:30. Local Factory Stocks will also be in action. Adults are $17, juniors ages 13-16 are $10, kids ages 6-12 are $5 and children ages 5 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $35.

The Lakeside Speedway is a 3/8-mile slightly-banked dirt oval located 1.0 mile west of I-435 (exit 18) on SR 5 (northwest of Kansas City, Kan.). The track hotline is 913-299-2040 or check out the track’s website at

The next Iron Man Challenge event features the USRA Stock Cars and takes place on Saturday, Aug. 31, when they join the USMTS Modifieds at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn. Both divisions will be in action on Sunday, Sept. 1, at the Cresco Speedway in Cresco, Iowa.

Remaining Iron Man Challenge Events:
Aug. 22 ... Valley Speedway, Grain Valley, Mo. (USRA B-Mods)
Aug. 23 ... Lakeside Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (USRA B-Mods)
Aug. 31 ... Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (USRA Stock Cars)
Sept. 1 ...  Cresco Speedway, Cresco, Iowa (USRA Stock Cars & USRA B-Mods)
Sept. 14 ... Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (USRA Stock Cars)
Sept. 19 ... Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (USRA B-Mods)
Sept. 20 ... Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (USRA B-Mods)
Sept. 21 ... Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (USRA B-Mods)
Sept. 28 ... Upper Iowa Speedway, Decorah, Iowa (USRA Stock Cars & USRA B-Mods)

Iron Man Challenge USRA B-Mod Points:
1. 07 Corey Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis. ... 970
2. Red1 Dan Wheeler, Savage, Minn. ... 883
3. 7+ Jared Timmerman, Norwalk, Iowa ... 870
4. 476x Troy Hovey, Castalia, Iowa ... 798
5. 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn. ... 687
6. 5 Dakota Foster, Gardner, Kan. ... 666
7. 22g Steve Goodman, Meriden, Kan. ... 382
8. 14 Shawn Strong, Billings, Mo. ... 380
9. 1 Austin Kaplan, Des Moines, Iowa ... 375
9. 17 Jeremy Chambers, Parsons, Kan. ... 375

Final points are determined by the best 10 finishes for USRA Stock Cars and best 15 finishes for USRA B-Mods during the 2013 campaign. 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.

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