Peters, Hovden, Holthaus find victory lane at Cresco
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July 27, 2014  |  by Tyler Rinken

CRESCO, Iowa -- Shawn Peter found victory lane for the first time in nearly half a decade earlier this season in his USRA Stock Car. He shared the special moment with his son as the A&W Restaurant mascot bear overlooked the duo in victory lane. On Sunday night Peter claimed his second feature win of the season at the Cresco Speedway, but this time he shared victory lane with his crew chief: his father.

The Mabel, Minn., native lead every lap of the feature event, but an antsy field behind Peter was responsible for multiple cautions. On the restarts Peter was able to drive away from Shay Curtain and the rest of the field. Even a late-charging Lynn Panos, who came into Sunday’s show fresh off an Iron Man Challenge win at Deer Creek earlier in the week, could not run Peter down.

Peters was followed by Panos, Curtin, Kyle Falck and Danny Cole Jr., and that called it a night for the USRA Stock Cars.

A week ago Dan Hovden was looking to score another USRA B-Mod feature win until a mechanical problem ended his night early. At the time of the caution, Hovden was clinging onto a multiple car lead, but he watched the remainder of the race from the infield.

On Sunday night, Hovden, once again, found himself out front and was able to lead every lap of the feature event. The Decorah native claimed his first win of the season at the Cresco Speedway on Sunday night. But it was also his first career win at the Cresco Speedway ... ever.

“It feels good, kinda like getting the monkey off your back,” said Hovden. “We have never won here, but we’ve been so close so many different times. We were finally able to get it done tonight.”

Hovden followed by Andrew Bleess, Jeremy Schaufenbuel, Jacob Bleess and Ben Moudry to round out the top five.

Two household names: Adam Cline and Steve Holthaus. Together the two juggernauts have over 200 career wins. But it was Holthaus who walked away with the victory on Sunday night at the Cresco Speedway.

Cline, who lead over half the race of the feature event, found himself drag racing with Holthaus with under five laps remaining. Holthaus, who started towards the middle of the pack, was able to wave through traffic to eventually reach the top spot, but a late caution set up for an ultimate finish in USRA Hobby Stock feature event.

Holthaus and Cline separated themselves from the field, but it was Holthaus who won the shootout. The veteran was followed by Cline, Nathan Lerch, Brady Link and 16th-starting Steve Larson to end the night for the USRA Hobby Stocks.

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