Schmitt, Smith seize spotlight in USRA Iron Man Challenge at Lakeside Speedway
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April 11, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Kan.—USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods battled it out at the Lakeside Speedway Friday night for the inaugural Iron Man Challenge event at the historic clay oval in Kansas City, Kan.

In the end, two drivers who had to settle for runner-up finishes in points championships last year came out on top.

Two-time USRA Stock Car National Champion Tom Schmitt of Independence, Iowa, patiently worked his way forward in his main event after starting 13 in the field.

After Jay Barnes and Marshall Jewett entertained their audience with five lead changes during the first 11 laps, the sixth lead change of the race went to Schmitt and he rolled on to score the win and pocket the $750 top prize.

Mitch Hovden, who edged out Schmitt in last year’s Iron Man points chase, was unable to do the same Friday night and wound up second at the finish line.

Joe Smith Jr. charged to a third-place finish while Justin Seifert got around Jewett for fourth in the 18-lap affair.

Brad Smith of Belton, Mo., started third in the USRA B-Mod main event but was in control by the second lap after disposing of front row starters Chad Feather and Chad Clancy.

Jake Richards gave chase for most of the contest but was unable to reel in the smooth-driving Smith, who finished second in the final 2014 USRA B-Mod national points.

While Smith netted $600 for his efforts, Yancy Shepard passed 17 of his fellow competitors in 18 laps to earn the runner-up paycheck with Richards, Feather and Clancy rounding out the top five.

Three straight nights of racing awaits the drivers in the Iron Man Challenge two weekends from now with the USRA B-Mods kicking things off at the Cedar County Raceway in Tipton, Iowa, on Thursday, April 24.

The USRA Stock Cars will join them the next two nights when the two too-tough-to-tame divisions invade the Bloomfield Speedway in Bloomfield, Iowa, on Friday, April 25, and the I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo., on Saturday, April 26.

The Iron Man Challenge will share the spotlight with the USMTS Modifieds at all three events to give the fans a behemoth bang for their buck.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Racing Association
American Racer USRA Weekly Racing Series
Iron Man Challenge
Lakeside Speedway, Kansas City, Kan.
Friday, April 11, 2014

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

USRA STOCK CARS

Heat Race #1 (8 laps):
1. (2) 54 Eddie Ingram, Basehor, Kan.
2. (4) 97j Jeff Elder, Smithville, Mo.
3. (8) 7 Marshall Jewett, Gardner, Kan.
4. (1) 86 Philip Wernert, Galesville, Wis.
5. (5) 8 Dean Hensler, Weatherby Lake, Mo.
6. (7) 222 Jake Newman, Smithville, Mo.
7. (3) 17 Kevin McGinnis, Kansas City, Kan.
8. (6) 53w Larry Waters, Kansas City, Kan.

Heat Race #2 (8 laps):
1. (1) 2j Steve Jackson, Polk City, Iowa.
2. (3) 5k Steve Herrick, Topeka, Kan.
3. (4) 56 Joe Smith Jr., Kansas City, Kan.
4. (7) 05 Brett Heeter, Kansas City, Kan.
5. (8) 41k Vernon Kever, Kansas City, Mo.
6. (6) 20p Jim Powell, Lecompton, Kan.
7. (2) 34s Richard Sparks, Kansas City, Kan.
8. (5) 6 Hank Thompson, Kansas City, Kan.

Heat Race #3 (8 laps):
1. (6) 15 Mitch Hovden, Decorah, Iowa.
2. (4) 19 Jay Barnes, Kearney, Mo.
3. (7) 37 Justin Seifert, Kansas City, Kan.
4. (1) 18 Tom Schmitt, Independence, Iowa.
5. (3) 56k Nicholas Smith, Kansas City, Kan.
6. (5) 55 Sean Foster, Smithville, Mo.
7. (2) 26L Anthony Whitham, Kansas City, Mo.

“A” Main (18 laps):
1. (13) 18 Tom Schmitt, Independence, Iowa, 18, $750.
2. (6) 15 Mitch Hovden, Decorah, Iowa, 18, $550.
3. (9) 56 Joe Smith Jr., Kansas City, Kan., 18, $450.
4. (4) 37 Justin Seifert, Kansas City, Kan., 18, $325.
5. (2) 7 Marshall Jewett, Gardner, Kan., 18, $275.
6. (5) 2j Steve Jackson, Polk City, Iowa, 18, $225.
7. (10) 05 Brett Heeter, Kansas City, Kan., 18, $170.
8. (1) 19 Jay Barnes, Kearney, Mo., 18, $150.
9. (21) 26L Anthony Whitham, Kansas City, Mo., 18, $140.
10. (7) 5k Steve Herrick, Topeka, Kan., 18, $130.
11. (16) 222 Jake Newman, Smithville, Mo., 18, $125.
12. (3) 54 Eddie Ingram, Basehor, Kan., 18, $125.
13. (17) 20p Jim Powell, Lecompton, Kan., 18, $115.
14. (23) 6 Hank Thompson, Kansas City, Kan., 18, $110.
15. (12) 86 Philip Wernert, Galesville, Wis., 18, $105.
16. (22) 53w Larry Waters, Kansas City, Kan., 18, $100.
17. (15) 56k Nicholas Smith, Kansas City, Kan., 18, $100.
18. (20) 34s Richard Sparks, Kansas City, Kan., 18, $100.
19. (18) 55 Sean Foster, Smithville, Mo., 12, $100.
20. (14) 8 Dean Hensler, Weatherby Lake, Mo., 12, $100.
21. (8) 97j Jeff Elder, Smithville, Mo., 12, $100.
22. (19) 17 Kevin McGinnis, Kansas City, Kan., 11, $100.
23. (11) 41k Vernon Kever, Kansas City, Mo., 8, $100.

Lap Leaders: Barnes 1, Jewett 2-3, Barnes 4, Jewett 5-7, Barnes 8-9, Jewett 10-11, Schmitt 12-18.
Laps Led: Schmitt 7, Jewett 7, Barnes 4.
Margin of Victory: 0.321 second.
Next Race: Friday, April 25, Bloomfield (Iowa) Speedway.
Iron Man Challenge Points: Schmitt 200, Hovden 190, Jackson 172, Herrick 158, Powell 146, Wernert 145, Smith Jr. 91, Tyler James 87, Seifert 87, Jewett 84.

USRA B-MODS

Heat Race #1 (8 laps):
1. (8) 21c Chad Clancy, Smithville, Mo.
2. (4) 99 Brad Smith, Belton, Mo.
3. (5) 66 Ethan Isaacs, Bonner Springs, Kan.
4. (6) 7+ Jared Timmerman, Norwalk, Iowa.
5. (3) 21 Rodney Phillips, Kansas City, Mo.
6. (1) 13 Steve Blake, Shawnee, Kan.
7. (7) 20y Yancy Shepard, Smithville, Mo.
8. (2) 9 Don Marrs, Shawnee, Kan.

Heat Race #2 (8 laps):
1. (2) 11c Chad Feather, Kearney, Mo.
2. (1) 15 Ed Noll, Excelsior Springs, Mo.
3. (6) 57 Tim Powell, Lansing, Kan.
4. (4) 42 Gene Claxton, Kansas City, Kan.
5. (3) 66L Lucas Isaacs, Bonner Springs, Kan.
6. (8) 181 Luke Nieman, Nortonville, Kan.
7. (7) 38 Matt Pugh, Overland Park, Kan.
8. (5) 222 Colten Stevens, Basehor, Kan.

Heat Race #3 (8 laps):
1. (6) 7j Jake Richards, Edwardsville, Kan.
2. (4) 76 Ronnie Miller, Trenton, Mo.
3. (7) 01 Jake Hobscheidt, Plattsmouth, Neb.
4. (5) 4 Chad Walker, Kansas City, Kan.
5. (3) 49 Shane Patch, Overland Park, Kan.
6. (8) 93 Sebastien Paige, Kansas City, Mo.
7. (1) 16 David Pierce, Kansas City, Mo.
8. (2) 17 Shadren Turner, St. Joseph, Mo.

“A” Main (18 laps):
1. (3) 99 Brad Smith, Belton, Mo., 18, $600.
2. (19) 20y Yancy Shepard, Smithville, Mo., $450.
3. (5) 7j Jake Richards, Edwardsville, Kan., 18, $300.
4. (1) 11c Chad Feather, Kearney, Mo., 18, $250.
5. (2) 21c Chad Clancy, Smithville, Mo., 18, $200.
6. (14) 66L Lucas Isaacs, Bonner Springs, Kan., 18, $175.
7. (9) 66 Ethan Isaacs, Bonner Springs, Kan., 18, $150.
8. (10) 7+ Jared Timmerman, Norwalk, Iowa, 18, $130.
9. (7) 57 Tim Powell, Lansing, Kan., 18, $120.
10. (16) 181 Luke Nieman, Nortonville, Kan., 18, $110.
11. (12) 42 Gene Claxton, Kansas City, Kan., 18, $100.
12. (6) 15 Ed Noll, Excelsior Springs, Mo., 18, $90.
13. (23) 17 Shadren Turner, St. Joseph, Mo., 18, $85.
14. (20) 38 Matt Pugh, Overland Park, Kan., 18, $80.
15. (8) 76 Ronnie Miller, Trenton, Mo., 18, $75.
16. (4) 01 Jake Hobscheidt, Plattsmouth, Neb., 18, $75.
17. (21) 16 David Pierce, Kansas City, Mo., 18, $75.
18. (18) 13 Steve Blake, Shawnee, Kan., 18, $75.
19. (15) 49 Shane Patch, Overland Park, Kan., 17, $75.
20. (13) 21 Rodney Phillips, Kansas City, Mo., 6, $75.
21. (22) 222 Colten Stevens, Basehor, Kan., 4, $75.
22. (11) 4 Chad Walker, Kansas City, Kan., 4, $75.
23. (17) 93 Sebastien Paige, Kansas City, Mo., 1, $75.
DNS - 9 Don Marrs, Shawnee, Kan., 0, $50.

Lap Leaders: Clancy 1, Smith 2-18.
Laps Led: Smith 17, Clancy 1.
Margin of Victory: 2.722 seconds.
Next Race: Thursday, April 24, Cedar County Raceway, Tipton, Iowa.
Iron Man Challenge Points: Logan Martin 381, Jake Richards 345, E. Isaacs 343, Timmerman 319, Jacob Bleess 306, Mike Higley 302, Tim Van Gotten 274, Dan Wheeler 259, Bryan Rigsby 249, Casey Arneson 235.

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