Zevenbergen pockets $1,000 with Holley USRA Stock Car win at Rapid Speedway
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August 12, 2016  |  by Levi Vander Weide

Elijah Zevenbergen won the Holley USRA Stock Car feature.

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa—The USRA Hobby Stocks were the second of the four classes Friday evening at the Rapid Speedway.

Tim Waltner got off to a much better start this week than last, taking the early lead, leading the pack around the top-side of the track.

After a couple cautions, Chad Lonneman had worked his way into second, from his eleventh starting position.

Lonneman would clear Waltner for the lead shortly after a restart and never look back.

Waltner would hold on for second, followed by Dustin Gulbrandson, now only 26 points behind Dylan Fitzpatrick.

The win was Lonneman’s fifth this season at Rapid Speedway.

Chad Lonneman won the USRA Hobby Stock feature.

Twenty Out-Pace USRA B-Mods took to the track to start the feature event, but when it all ended, only seven finished.

The “B-Mod madness” started on lap one, when Colter Deutsch and David Kennedy made contact, sending Kennedy around and finished for the night.

Cullen De Ruyter, after blowing a motor last week, grabbed the lead on lap one, and would have to survive many cautions.

The second caution waved for Tyler Tesch, but even more contact happened in turn four, where Tyler Johnson, Trevor Tesch, Greg Eden were involved, ending Eden’s night.

After two more caution flags, Deutsch was challenging for the lead when multiple wrecks took place, ending the nights for both Johnsons, Kelderman, both Ahlers, Walker and Pruner, who was running third at the time.

This set up a two-lap dash to the finish.

De Ruyter took the white flag with pressure from Deutsch, from ninth, and Thor Anderson, from 14th, and De Ruyter was able to hold them off and pick up his third victory of the year at Rapid Speedway.

Cullen De Ruyter won the Out-Pace USRA B-Mod feature.

The night was capped off with the $1,000-to-win, $100-to-start main event for the Holley USRA Stock Cars.

The field of 17 drivers took the green flag, led by the brothers Chad and Scott Overgaard on the front row.

Overgaard jumped to the early lead, but a few laps later he went off the track, along with Zevenbergen and Gaul on the same lap, sending all three drivers to back of the pack as the race stayed green.

That handed the lead to Chad Overgaard, who held on for a couple laps until Randy Brands showed his speed, getting around Overgaard.

One lap later, Chad Overgaard looked underneath Brands but lost control, bringing out another caution, directing him to the rear.

On the restart, Zevenbergen was ninth, but the top side opened up and was his for the taking, crossing the line one lap later in fourth position.

On the next lap, Zevenbergen passed Jon DeBoer and Mert Kracht to get into second place.

The next handful of laps saw the lead swap a couple time between Zevenbergen and Brands, each running two different lines on the track.

After a caution with 10 laps to go of the 25 lap race, Zevenbergen moved to the bottom-side of the track, pulled away from Brands, and took home a one-thousand-dollar check with his name on it, along with a six-foot-tall trophy.

Brands held on for second, with points leader Rich Gregoire coming home third.

Join us at Rapid Speedway next Friday, ?Aug. 19, for the return of the Late Model Street Stock Touring Series, and don’t miss the USMTS on Friday, Aug. 26, as the Hunt for the Casey’s Cup invades Rapid Speedway.

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United States Racing Association
USRA Weekly Racing Series
Rapid Speedway, Rock Rapids, Iowa
Friday, Aug. 12, 2016


Lems Auto Recyclers "A" Feature (15 laps): 1. 117L-Chad Lonneman[11]; 2. 79-Tim Waltner[2]; 3. 6-Dustin Gulbrandson[9]; 4. 15-Thomas Kracht[10]; 5. 13X-Alex Wiertzma[8]; 6. 11T-Todd Uhl[5]; 7. 16D-Paul Menard[15]; 8. 4D-Cory Kelderman[6]; 9. 22-Blake Arends[7]; 10. 2E-Chris Ellingson[17]; 11. 38S-Dylan Fitzpatrick[12]; 12. 84L-Al Lange[4]; 13. 3C-Jesse Connell[14]; 14. 9-Lenny Tucker[18]; 15. 17-Matt Goth[3]; 16. 37-Jason Paulson[13]; 17. (DNF) 61N-Nick Brady[16]; 18. (DNF) 86-Tracy Halouska[1].

Lems Auto Recyclers "B" Feature (8 laps): 1. 61N-Nick Brady[2]; 2. 2E-Chris Ellingson[4]; 3. 9-Lenny Tucker[6]; 4. 36-Jackson Kracht[5]; 5. 96E-Brandon Erickson[3]; 6. 07-Aaron Dethury[8]; 7. X-Tyler Schlumbohm[7]; 8. 31-Silas Top[1]; 9. 40-Donna Bumann[10]; 10. (DNF) 71H-Hesston Steinfurth[9].

Lems Auto Recyclers Heat #1 (6 laps): 1. 117L-Chad Lonneman[5]; 2. 15-Thomas Kracht[4]; 3. 4D-Cory Kelderman[3]; 4. 17-Matt Goth[2]; 5. 37-Jason Paulson[8]; 6. 31-Silas Top[1]; (DNS) 07-Aaron Dethury; (DNS) 71H-Hesston Steinfurth.

Lems Auto Recyclers Heat #2 (6 laps): 1. 13X-Alex Wiertzma[4]; 2. 84L-Al Lange[2]; 3. 86-Tracy Halouska[1]; 4. 22-Blake Arends[3]; 5. 3C-Jesse Connell[6]; 6. 61N-Nick Brady[7]; 7. 2E-Chris Ellingson[9]; 8. 9-Lenny Tucker[8]; (DNS) 40-Donna Bumann.

Lems Auto Recyclers Heat #3 (6 laps): 1. 79-Tim Waltner[1]; 2. 6-Dustin Gulbrandson[3]; 3. 11T-Todd Uhl[2]; 4. 38S-Dylan Fitzpatrick[6]; 5. 16D-Paul Menard[7]; 6. 96E-Brandon Erickson[4]; 7. 36-Jackson Kracht[5]; 8. X-Tyler Schlumbohm[8].


KJ Automotive "A" Feature (15 laps): 1. 7-Cullen De Ruyter[1]; 2. 5-Colter Deutsch[9]; 3. 41-Thor Anderson[14]; 4. 63-Chris Huisman[10]; 5. 40-Tim Dann[11]; 6. 70-Nick Vanbelle[19]; 7. 21T-Trevor Tesch[13]; 8. (DNF) 15A-Curt Ahlers[7]; 9. (DNF) 4P-Zac Pruner[3]; 10. (DNF) 11L-Lyndon Johnson[18]; 11. (DNF) 06W-Ryan Walker[6]; 12. (DNF) 43K-Josh Kelderman[4]; 13. (DNF) 9-Mitch Van Engen[12]; 14. (DNF) 14A-Andrew Ahlers[16]; 15. (DNF) 18D-Chris Goetz[15]; 16. (DNF) 27-Kevin Joachim[2]; 17. (DNF) 22T-Tyler Tesch[5]; 18. (DNF) 12X-Gary Beuckens[20]; 19. (DNF) 38-Greg Eden[17]; 20. (DNF) 00-Dave Kennedy[8].

KJ Automotive "B" Feature (8 laps): 1. 38-Greg Eden[1]; 2. 11L-Lyndon Johnson[4]; 3. 70-Nick Vanbelle[5]; 4. 12X-Gary Beuckens[3]; 5. 14-Austin Powell[2]; 6. 8M-Kaleb Modder[7]; 7. 81-Travis Vandentop[9]; 8. 15M-Cole McLaughlin[8]; 9. 35-Rodney Cook[10]; 10. (DNF) 21-Eric Faber[11]; 11. (DNF) 98-Nate Barger[6].

KJ Automotive Heat #1 (6 laps): 1. 22T-Tyler Tesch[3]; 2. 9-Mitch Van Engen[7]; 3. 27-Kevin Joachim[2]; 4. 21T-Trevor Tesch[4]; 5. 38-Greg Eden[6]; 6. 70-Nick Vanbelle[5]; 7. 15M-Cole McLaughlin[1].

KJ Automotive Heat #2 (6 laps): 1. 4P-Zac Pruner[2]; 2. 06W-Ryan Walker[4]; 3. 40-Tim Dann[6]; 4. 41-Thor Anderson[5]; 5. 14-Austin Powell[1]; 6. 98-Nate Barger[7]; 7. 81-Travis Vandentop[3].

KJ Automotive Heat #3 (6 laps): 1. 5-Colter Deutsch[5]; 2. 43K-Josh Kelderman[2]; 3. 15A-Curt Ahlers[4]; 4. 18D-Chris Goetz[3]; 5. 12X-Gary Beuckens[7]; 6. (DNF) 35-Rodney Cook[1]; 7. (DNF) 21-Eric Faber[6].

KJ Automotive Heat #4 (6 laps): 1. 7-Cullen De Ruyter[1]; 2. 00-Dave Kennedy[4]; 3. 63-Chris Huisman[5]; 4. 14A-Andrew Ahlers[3]; 5. 11L-Lyndon Johnson[6]; 6. 8M-Kaleb Modder[2].


Precision Auto Body A Feature (20 laps): 1. 66Z-Elijah Zevenbergen[12]; 2. 27-Randy Brands[5]; 3. 32X-Rich Gregoire[4]; 4. 19-Marlin Kracht[3]; 5. 16J-Jon DeBoer[7]; 6. 04-Roger Verdoorn[17]; 7. 40-Scott Overgaard[2]; 8. 22E-Eric Gaul[6]; 9. 32-Justin Regnerus[13]; 10. 42-Chad Overgaard[1]; 11. 96-Troy Woelber[9]; 12. 5-Luke Sathoff[11]; 13. 84L-Al Lange[14]; 14. 7M-Mitch Dowhower[16]; 15. 20K-Spencer Kalass[15]; 16. (DNF) 84-Matt Lange[10]; 17. (DNF) 34K-Colby Klaassen[8].

Precision Auto Body Heat #1 (6 laps): 1. 27-Randy Brands[1]; 2. 19-Marlin Kracht[2]; 3. 5-Luke Sathoff[3]; 4. 66Z-Elijah Zevenbergen[4]; 5. 32-Justin Regnerus[5]; 6. 7M-Mitch Dowhower[6].

Precision Auto Body Heat #2 (6 laps): 1. 42-Chad Overgaard[1]; 2. 22E-Eric Gaul[2]; 3. 84-Matt Lange[4]; 4. 96-Troy Woelber[6]; 5. 84L-Al Lange[3]; 6. 04-Roger Verdoorn[5].

Precision Auto Body Heat #3 (6 laps): 1. 40-Scott Overgaard[1]; 2. 16J-Jon DeBoer[2]; 3. 34K-Colby Klaassen[4]; 4. 32X-Rich Gregoire[5]; 5. 20K-Spencer Kalass[3].

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