Six rip-roaring races on tap for Iron Man Challenge fanatics
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May 24, 2017  |  by Jeff Nun, USRARacing.com

A colossal stretch of electrifying events await the drivers and fans of the Iron Man Challenge featuring Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods with six nights of racing over the course of nine days beginning this Saturday, May 27.

Action kicks off Saturday, May 27 at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., and then moves to the Upper Iowa Speedway in Decorah, Iowa, on Sunday, May 28, to complete the Memorial Day Weekend doubleheader with the USMTS Modifieds.

After a three-day rest, four straight nights of wheel-to-wheel racing begins Thursday, June 1, at the Sioux Speedway in Sioux Center, Iowa, followed by a stop at the Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, on Friday, June 2.

The whirlwind week of wheel-to-wheel racing continues Saturday, June 3, at the Nobles County Speedway in Worthington, Minn., before closing the curtain on Sunday, June 4, at the Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa.

DEER CREEK SPEEDWAY – SPRING VALLEY, MINN.
SATURDAY, MAY 27

The 15th Annual A&A Electric Southern Minnesota Spring Challenge takes place this Saturday, May 27, at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn.

The pit gate opens at 2:00 and grandstands open at 2:30. Slingshots race at 3:00 on Button Buck Speedway. Hot laps begin at 5:30 and racing starts at 6:00.

The USMTS Modifieds will share the spotlight with the Holley USRA Stock Cars, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods and WISSOTA Midwest Mods. Adult general admission tickets are $20 and kids ages 12 and under get in for $5.

The Deer Creek Speedway is a 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval is located 11.3 miles south of I-90 (exit 209) on US 63 (0.7 mile north of SR 16) in Spring Valley, Minn. For more info, call 877-327-7223 or (507) 346-2342 on race day or visit www.deercreekspeedway.com online.

UPPER IOWA SPEEDWAY – DECORAH, IOWA
SUNDAY, MAY 28

On Sunday, the 10th Annual Nordic Nationals presented by Weis Buick GMC takes place at the Upper Iowa Speedway in Decorah, Iowa, and will see the Iron Man Challenge featuring Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods join the USMTS Modifieds and USRA Hobby Stocks on the card.

The pit gate opens at 3:00, grandstands open at 4:00, hot laps start at 5:45 and the first heat race hits the track at 6:00. General admission is $20, juniors (ages 11-16) are $10 and kids ages 10 and under are free. Pit passes are $35.

The Upper Iowa Speedway is a semi-banked 1/4-mile dirt oval located 1.8 miles east of US 52 on SR 9, then 1.0 mile northwest on Montgomery St., then northeast on E. Main St. (at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds). For more information, call (563) 382-0711 or visit www.upperiowaspeedway.com online.

SIOUX SPEEDWAY – SIOUX CENTER, IOWA
THURSDAY, JUNE 1

Mouw Motor Company presents the Iron Man Challenge on Thursday, June 1, at the Sioux Speedway in Sioux Center, Iowa, featuring the Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods plus USRA Hobby Stocks and Late Model Street Stocks.

The pits will open at 5:00, grandstands open at 6:00 and racing begins at 7:30. Tickets are just $12 for adults, $8 for seniors ages 60 and older, $5 for kids ages 9-12 and children ages 8 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $25.

The track has a wide racing surface with speeds reaching over 100 mph. The infield is lighted and has adequate room for pitting without unloading as well as room to pit outside the facility if necessary.

The Sioux Speedway is located 1.0 mile east of Hwy. 75 on 7th St. NE in Sioux Center, Iowa (at the Sioux County Fairgrounds). For more information, call (712) 722-2512 or check them out online at www.siouxspeedway.net.

RAPID SPEEDWAY – ROCK RAPIDS, IOWA
FRIDAY, JUNE 2

On Friday, June 2, the Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, will host the first of two Iron Man Challenge events at the popular semi-banked 3/8-mile dirt oval at the Lyons County Fairgrounds, with USRA Hobby Stocks and Sportsmans completing the four-division card.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 7-14 and free for kids 6 and under. A pit pass will be $25 for everybody and you must be at least 12 years of age to enter the pits. The pit gate will open at 5:00 and the grandstands at 5:30. We'll start hot laps at 7:00 with racing to follow.

The Rapid Speedway is located 0.5 mile east of US 75 on SR 9, then 0.5 mile south on South Tama St. For more information, call (712) 472-2067, visit them on the World Wide Web at www.rockrapidsspeedway.com.

NOBLES COUNTY SPEEDWAY – WORTHINGTON, MINN.
SATURDAY, JUNE 3

After a five-year hiatus, the Nobles County Speedway in Worthington, Minn., returned to weekly Saturday night racing under the USRA banner. On Saturday, June 3, the track will host the Iron Man Challenge for the first of two occasions in 2017.

Saturday’s show will include Holley USRA Stock Cars, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods, USRA Hobby Stocks and Sportsmans. Gates open at 5:30 and hot laps start at 7:00 with racing to follow. General admission is $11, kids ages 9-15 are $6 and children ages 8 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $30 for crewmembers of Stock Car or B-Mod teams and $30 for drivers in all classes. Pit passes are $25 for all others.

The Nobles County Speedway is located at 1600 Stower Dr. in Worthington, Minn. To get there, drive 0.4 mile south of I-90 (Exit 43) on SR 59, then 0.4 miles west on Oxford St., then 0.2 mile north on McMullan (Pioneer Village). For more information, call (507) 227-4540 or (507) 220-3511 or visit www.noblescountyspeedway.com online.

MASON CITY MOTOR SPEEDWAY – MASON CITY, IOWA
SUNDAY, JUNE 4

On Sunday, June 4, the historic Mason City Motor Speedway will host special appearance by the Iron Man Challenge featuring Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods, plus the Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series featuring Budweiser USRA Modifieds, USRA Hobby Stocks and Rookies Rockin’ USRA Tuners.

The pit gate will open at 4:00, grandstands open at 5:00 and hot laps begin at 6:00 with racing to follow. Tickets are $12 for general admission. Juniors ages 13-16, seniors 65 and older, members of the military and first responders with proper i.d. get in for $10. Kids 12 and under are free. Pit passes are $25.

The Mason City Motor Speedway is a half-mile clay oval located 5.1 miles east of I-35 at exit 194 on SR 122 (at the North Iowa Fairgrounds). For more information, call (641) 424-6515 or check out www.masoncitymotorspeedway.com online.

IRON MAN CHALLENGE POINTS STANDINGS

Holley USRA Stock Cars:
1. 2j Steve Jackson, Polk City, Iowa ... 186
1. 11 Jesse Brown, Nashua, Iowa ... 186
3. 19 Jay Barnes, Kearney, Mo. ... 159
4. 14 Todd Staley, Webster City, Iowa ... 154
5. 417 Kevin Anderson, Kansas City, Mo. ... 100 (1 win)
5. 2n Donovan Nunnikhoven, Sully, Iowa ... 100 (1 win)
7. T2 Tom Fogarty, Olathe, Kan. ... 87
7. 77 Dean Wray, Jamesport, Mo. ... 87
9. 31z Nick Zinn, Kansas City, Kan. ... 84
10. 20x John Boller Jr., St. Joseph, Mo. ... 81

Out-Pace USRA B-Mods:
1. 20t Mike Tanner, Smithville, Mo. ... 394 (1 win)
2. 17j Jake Richards, Lansing, Kan. ... 360
3. 28 Andy Bryant, Fort Scott, Kan. ... 350 (1 win)
4. 7+ Jared Timmerman, Norwalk, Iowa ... 335
5. 02 Cole Denner, New Hampton, Iowa ... 333
6. 17 Mike Striegel, Wheatland, Mo. ... 280
7. 14m Brian Mahlstedt, Ionia, Iowa ... 269
8. 18 J.C. Morton, Springdale, Ark. ... 254 (2 wins)
9. 18 Curt Drake, Moran, Kan. ... 240
10. 15w Alex Williamson, Rushford, Minn. ... 227
Other winner:
65 Kris Jackson, Lebanon, Mo. (1 win)

Sanctioned by the United States Racing Association headquartered in Webster City, Iowa, all Iron Man Challenge events also award regional and national points in the Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series. Some tracks may also award track points.

All Iron Man Challenge main events pay a minimum of $600 to win and $60 to start for Holley USRA Stock Cars, and a minimum $500 to win and $50 to start for Out-Pace USRA B-Mods. In addition, drivers may pad their winning each night by as much as $200 by becoming an Iron Man Member.

An Iron Man Membership for drivers in either class is $200 for the 2017 season, and members pay a $30 entry fee at each event but bonus payouts and points funds are available to members only. Non-members pay no entry fee but are not eligible for bonus payouts or points funds. Members earn bonus payouts at each event based on their finish versus other members.

The best 16 points nights for each driver will be used to calculate points standings, and each member must compete in at least 14 events to be eligible for points funds (prorated by percentage of events competed in if less than 16).

REMAINING 2017 IRON MAN CHALLENGE EVENTS

Saturday, May 27 ... Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Sunday, May 28 ... Upper Iowa Speedway, Decorah, Iowa (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Thursday, June 1 ... Sioux Speedway, Sioux Center, Iowa (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Friday, June 2 ... Rapid Speedway, Rock Rapids, Iowa (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Saturday, June 3 ... Nobles County Speedway, Worthington, Minn. (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Sunday, June 4 ... Mason City Motor Speedway, Mason City, Iowa (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Tuesday, June 27 ... Hamilton County Speedway, Webster City, Iowa (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Wednesday, June 28 ... Hamilton County Speedway, Webster City, Iowa (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Thursday, June 29 ... Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (Stock Cars)
Friday, June 30 ... Fayette County Speedway, West Union, Iowa (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Saturday, July 1 ... Upper Iowa Speedway, Decorah, Iowa (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Sunday, July 2 ... Cresco Speedway, Cresco, Iowa (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Wednesday, Aug. 23 ... Hamilton County Speedway, Webster City, Iowa (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Thursday, Aug. 24 ... Nobles County Speedway, Worthington, Minn. (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Friday, Aug. 25 ... Rapid Speedway, Rock Rapids, Iowa (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Saturday, Aug. 26 ... Park Jefferson Speedway, Jefferson, S.D. (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Thursday, Aug. 31 ... Fairmont Raceway, Fairmont, Minn. (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Friday, Sept. 1 ... Fayette County Speedway, West Union, Iowa (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Saturday, Sept. 2 ... Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Sunday, Sept. 3 ... Cresco Speedway, Cresco, Iowa (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Saturday, Sept. 16 ... Upper Iowa Speedway, Decorah, Iowa (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Thursday, Sept. 21 ... Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (B-Mods)
Friday, Sept. 22 ... Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (B-Mods)
Saturday, Sept. 23 ... Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (B-Mods)
Thursday, Oct. 12 ... I-35 Speedway, Winston, Mo. (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Friday, Oct. 13 ... I-35 Speedway, Winston, Mo. (Stock Cars & B-Mods)
Saturday, Oct. 14 ... I-35 Speedway, Winston, Mo. (Stock Cars & B-Mods)

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