Schmitt, Crapser seize Iron Man Challenge trophies at Cresco
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September 1, 2013

CRESCO, Iowa -- Tom Schmitt and Corey Crapser each took a big step toward their Iron Man Challenge title hopes as each took the victory in their main events Sunday night at the Cresco Speedway.

Schmitt, who won last year’s Iron Man crown for the USRA Stock Cars, won the race into the first turn at the start of Sunday’s 20-lapper and held off Shay Curtin the entire distance with Saturday night’s winner, Kyle Falck, shadowing the whole way to take third.

Two-time defending USRA Stock Car National Champion Mitch Hovden finished fourth, followed by Shawn Peter, Lynn Panos, Pete Solum, Kevin Donlan, Steve Jackson and Austin Curtin.

Schmitt came into the Labor Day Weekend event trailing Hovden in the points battle. Although there was no change in position, Hovden’s lead is now just one point over Schmitt with two races remaining. Both have three wins, eight top-5s and nine top-10s in ten starts.

Similarly, Crapser captured his third Iron Man Challenge victory this season in the USRA B-Mod division by holding off Dan Wheeler, who sits second behind Crapser in the points.

Troy Hovey came home third in the 20-lap feature, with Mason Daughters fourth and former USRA B-Mod National Champion Brandon Hare fifth.

Casey Knutson finished sixth in his first Iron Man start this season, with Dan Hovden, Ben Moudry, Trevor Fecht and Jared Timmerman snagging the seventh through tenth spots.

The next Iron Man Challenge event for the USRA Stock Cars will take place Saturday, Sept. 14, as they make their final appearance at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., racing in support of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

The next Iron Man Challenge event for the USRA B-Mods will be the following week as they join the USMTS Modifieds for three days—Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19-21—at the 15th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree at Deer Creek.

The season finale for both classes will take place on Saturday, Sept. 28, for the USRA Iron Man Championships at the Upper Iowa Speedway in Decorah, Iowa.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Racing Association
USRA Weekly Racing Series – Iron Man Challenge
Cresco Speedway, Cresco, Iowa
Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013

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 redrawing for starting positions 1-8.

USRA B-MODS

Heat #1 (6 laps):
1. (1) 10t Trevor Fecht, Allison, Iowa.
2. (6) 56 Brandon Hare, Elma, Iowa.
3. (2) Red1 Dan Wheeler, Savage, Minn.
4. (9) 476x Troy Hovey, Castalia, Iowa.
5. (4) 21 Chris Weigert, New Hampton, Iowa.
6. (5) 16 Dan Hovden, Decorah, Iowa.
7. (8) 7+ Jared Timmerman, Norwalk, Iowa.
8. (3) 43b Brian Losen, Decorah, Iowa.
9. (7) 777 Aaron Krohn, Slayton, Minn.

Heat #2 (6 laps):
1. (4) 55 Mason Daughters, Polo, Mo.
2. (6) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis.
3. (2) 12k Casey Knutson, Spring Grove, Minn.
4. (8) 85 Ben Moudry, Cottage Grove, Minn.
5. (3) 53 Mark Jencks, Hawkeye, Iowa.
6. (7) 1k Parker Kessel, Waukon, Iowa.
7. (5) 8x Josh Roney, Postville, Iowa.
8. (1) 57h David Pitz, Elma, Iowa.

“A” Main (20 laps):
1. (2) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis., 20, $500.
2. (1) Red1 Dan Wheeler, Savage, Minn., 20, $400.
3. (8) 476x Troy Hovey, Castalia, Iowa, 20, $300.
4. (7) 55 Mason Daughters, Polo, Mo., 20, $250.
5. (3) 56 Brandon Hare, Elma, Iowa, 20, $200.
6. (4) 12k Casey Knutson, Spring Grove, Minn., 20, $175.
7. (12) 16 Dan Hovden, Decorah, Iowa, 20, $150.
8. (6) 85 Ben Moudry, Cottage Grove, Minn., 20, $130.
9. (5) 10t Trevor Fecht, Allison, Iowa, 20, $120.
10. (13) 7+ Jared Timmerman, Norwalk, Iowa, 20, $115.
11. (14) 8x Josh Roney, Postville, Iowa, 20, $105.
12. (10) 53 Mark Jencks, Hawkeye, Iowa, 20, $100.
13. (11) 1k Parker Kessel, Waukon, Iowa, 20, $90.
14. (16) 57h David Pitz, Elma, Iowa, 19, $80.
15. (9) 21 Chris Weigert, New Hampton, Iowa, 18, $75.
16. (15) 43b Brian Losen, Decorah, Iowa, 4, $75.
DNS – 777 Aaron Krohn, Slayton, Minn., 0, $50.

Lap Leaders: Wheeler 1-3, Crapser 4-20.
Margin of Victory: 0.397 second.
Next Race: Thursday, Sept. 19, Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn.
Points Standings: Crapser 1249, Wheeler 1141, Hovey 1071, Timmerman 964, Dakota Foster 808, Jacob Bleess 687, Daughters 545, Jake Richards 503, Steve Goodman 435, Brad Smith 428.

USRA STOCK CARS

Heat #1 (6 laps):
1. (3) 97 Lynn Panos, Calmar, Iowa.
2. (1) 27 Shawn Peter, Mable, Minn.
3. (4) 15 Mitch Hovden, Decorah, Iowa.
4. (6) 2j Steve Jackson, Polk City, Iowa.
5. (2) 55 Derek Dettmann, Monroe, Iowa.
6. (7) 45k Brad Klaassen, Adrian, Minn.
7. (5) 22 Justin Arends, Little Rock, Iowa.

Heat #2 (6 laps):
1. (5) 18 Tom Schmitt, Independence, Iowa.
2. (1) 37 Pete Solum, Spring Grove, Minn.
3. (2) 33 Kevin Donlan, Decorah, Iowa.
4. (4) 27t Tory Reicks, Waucoma, Iowa.
5. (3) 48 Casey Sebastian, Cresco, Iowa.
6. (6) G12 Ryan Goergen, Stacyville, Iowa.

Heat #3 (6 laps):
1. (2) 67 Kyle Falck, Decorah, Iowa.
2. (4) 11x Shay Curtin, Waukon, Iowa.
3. (3) 40 Austin Curtin, Waukon, Iowa.
4. (6) 121g Arlen Hoy, Marble Rock, Iowa.
5. (1) 11 Jake Lampert, Caledonia, Minn.
6. (5) 20 Brent Tweten, Chatfield, Minn.

“A” Main (20 laps):
1. (2) 18 Tom Schmitt, Independence, Iowa, 20, $750.
2. (1) 11x Shay Curtin, Waukon, Iowa, 20, $550.
3. (5) 67 Kyle Falck, Decorah, Iowa, 20, $450.
4. (6) 15 Mitch Hovden, Decorah, Iowa, 20, $325.
5. (4) 27 Shawn Peter, Mable, Minn., 20, $275.
6. (8) 97 Lynn Panos, Calmar, Iowa, 20, $225.
7. (3) 37 Pete Solum, Spring Grove, Minn., 20, $170.
8. (7) 33 Kevin Donlan, Decorah, Iowa, 20, $150.
9. (10) 2j Steve Jackson, Polk City, Iowa, 20, $140.
10. (9) 40 Austin Curtin, Waukon, Iowa, 20, $130.
11. (12) 27t Tory Reicks, Waucoma, Iowa, 20, $125.
12. (13) 55 Derek Dettmann, Monroe, Iowa, 20, $125.
13. (16) 45k Brad Klaassen, Adrian, Minn., 20, $125.
14. (15) 11 Jake Lampert, Caledonia, Minn., 20, $125.
15. (11) 121g Arlen Hoy, Marble Rock, Iowa, 20, $125.
16. (17) 20 Brent Tweten, Chatfield, Minn., 20, $100.
17. (18) 22 Justin Arends, Little Rock, Iowa, 20, $100.
18. (14) 48 Casey Sebastian, Cresco, Iowa, 20, $100.
DNS – G12 Ryan Goergen, Stacyville, Iowa, 0, $75.

Lap Leader: Schmitt 1-20.
Margin of Victory: 0.211 second.
Next Race: Saturday, Sept. 14, Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn.
Points Standings: Hovden 895, Schmitt 894, Falck 763, Jackson 648, Panos 625, Peter 563, Jake Ludeking 445, Solum 401, Goergen 393, Andy Altenburg 344.

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