Panos, Bleess, Lerch best on Sunday night at Cresco Speedway
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July 20, 2014

Jacob Bleess visited victory lane for the 11th time this season.

CRESCO, Iowa -- No lead was safe on Sunday night at the Cresco Speedway.

The action began right away with the USRA Hobby Stocks. After starting on pole and jumping out to a sizable lead, Steve Larson found himself facing on coming traffic bringing out the first caution of the evening. Larson was put to the back of the pack and Scott Spilde took over the top spot on the restart.

The yellow was waved a few times throughout the race, but Splide showed dominance all night. As Spilde took the white flag, the rest of the field jockied for second, third and fourth positions. Entering corners 1-2, Splide lost control of his machine and Nate Lerch was there to capitalize on the veteran's mistake.

Lerch led only one lap of the feature event, but he claimed his second win of the season. He was followed by Steve Holthaus, Spilde, Brady Link and Andy Stinson.

The USRA Stock Car class began with a multiple-car pile-up in corners 3-4 on lap 1. Once the debris and torn up cars were taken off the track, Danny Sacquitne and Kyle Falck began to brawl for the top spot.

Wiggling his way through the field, Lynn Panos was able to close the gap on Sacquitne and Falck. As the laps being to dwindle down, Panos made the pass on Falck to drive his way into victory lane for the first time this year at the Cresco Speedway.

Panos, followed by Falck, Tom Schmitt, Shay Curtin and Shawn Peter, put the cap on the night for the USRA Stock Cars.

The USRA B-Mods saw multiple leaders on Sunday night. The night began with polesitter Parker Kessel jumping out to a two-car-length lead. After multiple cautions, Kessel’s top spot was snagged away by Dan Hovden and Matt Jones, who worked his way into second place and the fans were treated with yet another Hovden-Jones donnybrook.

As the two rivals began to separate from the field, another yellow was thrown midway through the race. Unfortunately, a mechanical problem caused Hovden's ride to come to a halt in corners 1-2. Jones then took over the top spot, followed by Ben Moudry and Jacob Bleess.

The stage was set for the final laps and it was none other than the “Chatfield Cheetah” himself making the pass on Jones with two laps remaining. Bleess scored another win on Sunday night and that puts him at 11 on the season in his USRA B-Mod class.

Bleess was followed by Jones, Chris Weigert, Ben Moudry and Todd Schaufenbuel as they dropped the curtain on the show at the Cresco Speedway Sunday night.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Racing Association
USRA Weekly Racing Series
Cresco Speedway, Cresco, Iowa
Sunday, July 20, 2014

USRA HOBBY STOCKS

Heat #1:
1. (4) 29 Brady Link, Waukon, Iowa
2. (6) 000B Nathan Lerch, West Union, Iowa
3. (3) 33 Blake Wiltse, Ionia, Iowa
4. (7) 18 Scott Spilde, Cresco, Iowa
5. (8) 4 Zac Mahlstedt, Ionia, Iowa
6. (9) 17 Chad Olson, Harmony, Minn.
7. (5) 47 Brayton Boyer, St. Lucas, Iowa
8. (2) 71K Kyle Nicoll, Cresco, Iowa
9. (1) 71 Adam Cline, Decorah, Iowa

Heat #2:
1. (1) 70 Steve Holthaus, Cresco, Iowa
2. (6) 22 Steve Larson, Decorah, Iowa
3. (2) 7K Andy Stinson, Cresco, Iowa
4. (7) 4X Tim Gabel, Lawler, Iowa
5. (3) 81 Joshua Ludeking, Decorah, Iowa
6. (4) 442 Neil Franzen, Sumner, Iowa
7. (8) 71T Tanar Kluender, Alta Vista, Iowa
8. (5) 7 Steve Dwyer, La Crosse, Wis.

Feature:
1. (4) 000B Nathan Lerch, West Union, Iowa
2. (5) 70 Steve Holthaus, Cresco, Iowa
3. (2) 18 Scott Spilde, Cresco, Iowa
4. (6) 29 Brady Link, Waukon, Iowa
5. (8) 7K Andy Stinson, Cresco, Iowa
6. (3) 4X Tim Gabel, Lawler, Iowa
7. (16) 7 Steve Dwyer, La Crosse, Wis.
8. (10) 81 Joshua Ludeking, Decorah, Iowa
9. (11) 17 Chad Olson, Harmony, Minn.
10. (1) 22 Steve Larson, Decorah, Iowa
11. (12) 442 Neil Franzen, Sumner, Iowa
12. (13) 47 Brayton Boyer, St. Lucas, Iowa
13. (15) 71K Kyle Nicoll, Cresco, Iowa
14. (9) 4 Zac Mahlstedt, Ionia, Iowa
15. (7) 33 Blake Wiltse, Ionia, Iowa
16. (14) 71T Tanar Kluender, Alta Vista, Iowa
17. (17) 71 Adam Cline, Decorah, Iowa

USRA B-MODS

Heat #1:
1. (1) 1K Parker Kessel, Waukon, Iowa
2. (3) 85 Ben Moudry, Cottage Grove, Minn.
3. (6) 23M Matt Jones, Waukon, Iowa
4. (7) 28 Parker Hale, Grand Meadow, Minn.
5. (8) 16D Dan Hovden, Decorah, Iowa
6. (2) 15 Todd Schaufenbuel, New Hampton, Iowa
7. (4) 4X Troy Hovey, Decorah, Iowa
8. (5) 8X Josh Roney, Frankville, Iowa
9. (9) 66 Keggen Einck, Decorah, Iowa

Heat #2:
1. (1) 21 Chris Weigert, New Hampton, Iowa
2. (2) 21X Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.
3. (4) 2 Andrew Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.
4. (8) 78 Chris Roney, Decorah, Iowa
5. (3) 55P David Pitz, Elma, Iowa
6. (6) 56H Brandon Hare, Elma, Iowa
7. (7) 12K Casey Knutson, Spring Grove, Minn.
8. (9) 98 Kyle Anderson, Decorah, Iowa
9. (5) 33 James Erickson, Decorah, Iowa

Feature:
1. (6) 21X Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.
2. (4) 23M Matt Jones, Waukon, Iowa
3. (5) 21 Chris Weigert, New Hampton, Iowa
4. (7) 85 Ben Moudry, Cottage Grove, Minn.
5. (11) 15 Todd Schaufenbuel, New Hampton, Iowa
6. (3) 2 Andrew Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.
7. (16) 98 Kyle Anderson, Decorah, Iowa
8. (1) 1K Parker Kessel, Waukon, Iowa
9. (18) 33 James Erickson, Decorah, Iowa
10. (15) 8X Josh Roney, Frankville, Iowa
11. (9) 55P David Pitz, Elma, Iowa
12. (17) 66 Keggen Einck, Decorah, Iowa
13. (14) 12K Casey Knutson, Spring Grove, Minn.
14. (10) 78 Chris Roney, Decorah, Iowa
15. (13) 4X Troy Hovey, Decorah, Iowa
16. (12) 56H Brandon Hare, Elma, Iowa
17. (8) 16D Dan Hovden, Decorah, Iowa
18. (2) 28 Parker Hale, Grand Meadow, Minn.

USRA STOCK CARS

Heat #1:
1. (1) 15 Mitch Hovden, Decorah, Iowa
2. (2) 67 Kyle Falck, Decorah, Iowa
3. (3) 121G Arlen Hoy, Marble Rock, Iowa
4. (7) 27 Shawn Peter, Mabel, Minn.
5. (8) 25 Dan Jones, Waterville, Iowa
6. (9) 37 Pete Solum, Spring Groove, Minn.
7. (4) 11 Jake Lampert, Caledonia, Minn.
8. (6) 21R Brandon Vogt, Rose Creek, Minn.
9. (5) 48 Casey Sebastian, Cresco, Iowa

Heat #2:
1. (2) 6 Danny Sacquitne, Decorah, Iowa
2. (5) 97 Lynn Panos, Calmar, Iowa
3. (4) 11X Shay Curtin, Cresco, Iowa
4. (3) 18 Tom Schmitt, Indenpendence, Iowa
5. (7) 0 Danny Cole Jr., Lansing, Iowa
6. (8) 69 Jake Ludeking, Decorah, Iowa
7. (6) 55 Derek Dettmann, Monona, Iowa
8. (1) 44 Dillon Anderson, Decorah, Iowa

Feature:
1. (7) 97 Lynn Panos, Calmar, Iowa
2. (2) 67 Kyle Falck, Decorah, Iowa
3. (1) 18 Tom Schmitt, Indenpendence, Iowa
4. (4) 11X Shay Curtin, Cresco, Iowa
5. (6) 27 Shawn Peter, Mabel, Minn.
6. (9) 25 Dan Jones, Waterville, Iowa
7. (11) 37 Pete Solum, Spring Groove, Minn.
8. (14) 55 Derek Dettmann, Monona, Iowa
9. (17) 48 Casey Sebastian, Cresco, Iowa
10. (3) 6 Danny Sacquitne, Decorah, Iowa
11. (15) 21R Brandon Vogt, Rose Creek, Minn.
12. (5) 121G Arlen Hoy, Marble Rock, Iowa
13. (8) 15 Mitch Hovden, Decorah, Iowa
14. (16) 44 Dillon Anderson, Decorah, Iowa
15. (13) 11 Jake Lampert, Caledonia, Minn.
16. (12) 69 Jake Ludeking, Decorah, Iowa
17. (10) 0 Danny Cole Jr., Lansing, Iowa



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