Zevenbergen registers third in a row at Rapid Speedway
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May 26, 2017  |  by Levi Vander Weide

Elijah Zevenbergen won the Holley USRA Stock Car feature.

Rain was victorious last week, but beautiful weather and great racing prevailed on Friday at Rapid Speedway. More than 105 race cars made their way to Rapid Speedway, which featured the Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series along with the Malvern Bank SLMR Late Models.

Eighteen Lem’s Auto Recyclers USRA Hobby Stocks qualified for the feature with Chad Lonneman and Cory Kelderman leading the pack to green. Kelderman and Lonneman battled back and forth for the top-spot for many laps, even after a couple cautions for spins. A scary moment happened when cars went four-wide through turn four, and contact between Nick Brady and Blake Arends sent Brady sideways in front of the field. Jim Baartman slammed into Brady, sending Brady’s car into the air. All drivers walked away okay. Lonneman took the lead on the ensuing restart from Kelderman. Lonneman held off a charging Arends to pick up his first win of the season at Rapid Speedway. Brian Hoing came from the 17th starting position to finish third, followed by Kelderman and Dustin Gulbrandson.


Chad Lonneman won the USRA Hobby Stock feature.

The Out-Pace USRA B-Mod feature saw a Johnson in victory lane for the second time this season. The feature started with a couple early cautions, including two cautions for previous winner Chris Huisman. Lyndon Johnson used his front-row starting position to jump to an early lead over Tyler Tesch and Colter Deutsch. Johnson continued to lead until he changed his line after a restart, letting Deutsch momentarily gain the lead, until Johnson was able to drive back around him in the next corner. Lyndon Johnson was able to gap Deutsch and drive home to his first victory of the season, matching his son Tyler, who was victorious on opening night. Tyler Tesch, Kevin Joachim, Nick Barger, and Deutsch rounded out the top five.


Lyndon Johnson won the Out-Pace USRA B-Mod feature.

Twenty cars took the green for the Holley USRA Stock Car feature. Rich Gregoire jumped to the early lead for the first three laps until the undefeated Elijah Zevenbergen snuck around Gregoire for the lead. Zevenbergen was untouchable as he drove away from the field as others battled throughout the field. Zevenbergen remains undefeated this season at Rapid Speedway, picking up third win. Gregoire was able to pick-up a season-best second-place finish, and Scott Overgaard was able to keep his streak of top fives alive with a third-place finish. Randy Brands and Dustin Gulbrandson (his second fifth place of the night) rounded out the top five.

Next Friday, the Iron Man Challenge featuring Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods invade Rapid Speedway for their annual visit. Tickts are $10 at the gate with hot laps starting at 7 p.m. The Iron Man Challenge will also be featured at the Sioux Speedway in Sioux Center on June 1 and Nobles County Speedway in Worthington, Minn., June 3.

The Rapid Speedway is a 3/8-mile dirt oval located at the famed fairgrounds in Rock Rapids, Iowa. With a racing surface that is 80ft wide, this place breeds three wide racing! Weekly racing on Friday nights at 7:30 p.m., including Holley USRA Stock Cars, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods, USRA Hobby Stocks and Sportsmans. This year we will also have MSTS 360 Sprints and Late Model Street Stocks on select nights.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Racing Association
Summit Racing USRA Weekly Racing Series
Rapid Speedway, Rock Rapis, Iowa
Friday, May 26, 2017

USRA HOBBY STOCKS

Heat #1 (6 laps):
1. (1) 4D Cory Kelderman, Hills, Minn.
2. (3) 00 Ryan Mulder
3. (2) 13X Alex Wiertzma, Little Rock, Iowa
4. (7) 26 Tyler Pospisil, Fulda, Minn.
5. (4) 84L Al Lange
6. (6) 38S Dylan Fitzpatrick, Sioux Falls, S.D.
7. (5) 35K Brady Klaassen, Adrian, Minn.

Heat #2 (6 laps):
1. (1) 46 Colton Arends, Luverne, Minn.
2. (3) 61N Nick Brady, Sioux Falls, S.D.
3. (5) 4 Jim Baartman, Colton, S.D.
4. (4) 7 Jay Torgerson, Sioux Falls, S.D.
5. (2) 13 Brian Hoing, Hartford, S.D.
6. (6) 36 Jackson Kracht, Luverne, Minn.
DNS - 327 James Adams, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Heat #3 (6 laps):
1. (6) 77 D.J. Jones, Sioux Falls, S.D.
2. (4) 11T Todd Uhl, Sheldon, Iowa
3. (5) 88 Chad Kooiker, Rock Valley, Iowa
4. (3) 33JN Joel Norris, Sioux Falls, S.D.
5 (DNF). (2) 81VT Dylan Vandentop, Rock Rapids, Iowa
DQ - (1) 86 Tracy Halouska, Worthing, S.D.

Heat #4 (6 laps):
1. (2) 117L Chad Lonneman, Adrian, Minn.
2. (5) 22 Blake Arends, Little Rock, Iowa
3. (4) 6 Dustin Gulbrandson, Sioux Falls, S.D.
4. (1) 44 Chad Kuhnert, Valley Springs, S.D.
5. (3) 15 Thomas Kracht, Luverne, Minn.
6 (DNF). (6) X Tyler Schlumbohm, Sioux Falls, S.D.

"B" Feature (8 laps):
1. (2) 13 Brian Hoing, Hartford, S.D.
2. (5) 38S Dylan Fitzpatrick, Sioux Falls, S.D.
3. (4) 15 Thomas Kracht, Luverne, Minn.
4. (7) X Tyler Schlumbohm, Sioux Falls, S.D.
5. (8) 86 Tracy Halouska, Worthing, S.D.
6. (3) 81VT Dylan Vandentop, Rock Rapids, Iowa
7. (1) 84L Al Lange
8. (6) 36 Jackson Kracht, Luverne, Minn.
DNS - 327 James Adams, Sioux Falls, S.D.
DNS - 35K Brady Klaassen, Adrian, Minn.

"A" Feature (15 laps):
1. (1) 117L Chad Lonneman, Adrian, Minn.
2. (4) 22 Blake Arends, Little Rock, Iowa
3. (17) 13 Brian Hoing, Hartford, S.D.
4. (2) 4D Cory Kelderman, Hills, Minn.
5. (12) 6 Dustin Gulbrandson, Sioux Falls, S.D.
6. (13) 26 Tyler Pospisil, Fulda, Minn.
7. (9) 13X Alex Wiertzma, Little Rock, Iowa
8. (15) 33JN Joel Norris, Sioux Falls, S.D.
9. (7) 00 Ryan Mulder
10. (3) 11T Todd Uhl, Sheldon, Iowa
11. (11) 88 Chad Kooiker, Rock Valley, Iowa
12. (5) 77 D.J. Jones, Sioux Falls, S.D.
13. (18) 38S Dylan Fitzpatrick, Sioux Falls, S.D.
14. (6) 46 Colton Arends, Luverne, Minn.
15. (14) 7 Jay Torgerson, Sioux Falls, S.D.
16. (8) 61N Nick Brady, Sioux Falls, S.D.
17. (10) 4 Jim Baartman, Colton, S.D.
18. (16) 44 Chad Kuhnert, Valley Springs, S.D.

OUT-PACE USRA B-MODS

Heat #1 (6 laps):
1. (1) 1J Colby Langenberg, Norfolk, Neb.
2. (4) 27 Kevin Joachim, Larchwood, Iowa
3. (3) XII Chris Moore, Madison, S.D.
4. (2) 8M Kaleb Modder, George, Iowa
5. (6) 70 Nick Vanbelle, Luverne, Minn.
6. (7) 21 Eric Faber, Sioux Center, Iowa
7. (8) 14 Austin Powell, Rutland, S.D.
8. (5) 25 Derrick Barglof

Heat #2 (6 laps):
1. (1) 11L Lyndon Johnson, Montrose, S.D.
2. (2) 63 Chris Huisman, Rock Rapids, Iowa
3. (4) 20 Derek Vanveldhuzien
4. (7) 91 Tyler Johnson, Montrose, S.D.
5. (3) 15A Curt Ahlers, Flandreu, S.D.
6. (5) 21T Trevor Tesch, Worthing, S.D.
7. (8) 82 Howard Baartman, Sioux Falls, S.D.
8. (6) 14A Andrew Ahlers, Baltic, S.D.

Heat #3 (6 laps):
1. (4) 22T Tyler Tesch, Lennox, S.D.
2. (5) 5 Colter Deutsch, Ellsworth, Minn.
3. (1) 81 Travis Vandentop, Rock Rapids, Iowa
4. (7) 14N Nick Barger, Madison, S.D.
5. (3) 18D Chris Goetz, Centerville, S.D.
6. (2) 77 Jeff Wittrock, Sioux Falls, S.D.
7. (6) 07 Aaron Dethury, Sioux Falls, S.D.

"B" Feature (8 laps):
1. (4) 14 Austin Powell, Rutland, S.D.
2. (8) 14A Andrew Ahlers, Baltic, S.D.
3. (2) 21T Trevor Tesch, Worthing, S.D.
4. (7) 82 Howard Baartman, Sioux Falls, S.D.
5. (3) 77 Jeff Wittrock, Sioux Falls, S.D.
6. (6) 25 Derrick Barglof
7. (5) 07 Aaron Dethury, Sioux Falls, S.D.
8. (1) 21 Eric Faber, Sioux Center, Iowa

"A" Feature (12 laps):
1. (2) 11L Lyndon Johnson, Montrose, S.D.
2. (1) 22T Tyler Tesch, Lennox, S.D.
3. (7) 27 Kevin Joachim, Larchwood, Iowa
4. (12) 14N Nick Barger, Madison, S.D.
5. (3) 5 Colter Deutsch, Ellsworth, Minn.
6. (17) 14A Andrew Ahlers, Baltic, S.D.
7. (9) 1J Colby Langenberg, Norfolk, Neb.
8. (18) 21T Trevor Tesch, Worthing, S.D.
9. (11) 91 Tyler Johnson, Montrose, S.D.
10. (14) 15A Curt Ahlers, Flandreu, S.D.
11. (13) 70 Nick Vanbelle, Luverne, Minn.
12. (10) 8M Kaleb Modder, George, Iowa
13. (8) 20 Derek Vanveldhuzien
14. (16) 14 Austin Powell, Rutland, S.D.
15. (15) 18D Chris Goetz, Centerville, S.D.
16. (5) XII Chris Moore, Madison, S.D.
17. (6) 63 Chris Huisman, Rock Rapids, Iowa
18. (4) 81 Travis Vandentop, Rock Rapids, Iowa

HOLLEY USRA STOCK CARS

Heat #1 (6 laps):
1. (2) 22E Eric Gaul, Rushmore, Minn.
2. (1) 32X Rich Gregoire, Russell, Minn.
3. (6) 71 Zach Olivier, Sioux Falls, S.D.
4. (3) 16J Jon DeBoer, Little Rock, Iowa
5. (4) 43K Josh Kelderman, Sioux Center, Iowa
6. (5) 81 Mark Vanden Top, Rock Rapids, Iowa
7. (7) 04 Roger Verdoorn, Sibley, Iowa

Heat #2 (6 laps):
1. (2) 18A Brandon Murphy,
2. (3) 84 Matt Lange, Pipestone, Minn.
3. (1) 5 Luke Sathoff, Jackson, Minn.
4. (4) 27 Randy Brands, Boyden, Iowa
5. (6) 34K Colby Klaassen
6. (5) 20K Spencer Kalass, Luverne, Minn.
7. (7) 84L Al Lange

Heat #3 (6 laps):
1. (2) 40 Scott Overgaard,
2. (4) 66Z Elijah Zevenbergen, Ocheyeden, Iowa
3. (1) 45 Dustin Gulbrandson, Sioux Falls, S.D.
4. (5) 32 Justin Regnerus, Middleburg, Iowa
5. (3) 33M Mathias Lux, Hartley, Iowa
6. (6) 38F Dylan Fitzpatrick, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Feature (18 laps):
1. (6) 66Z Elijah Zevenbergen, Ocheyeden, Iowa
2. (2) 32X Rich Gregoire, Russell, Minn.
3. (1) 40 Scott Overgaard
4. (11) 27 Randy Brands, Boyden, Iowa
5. (4) 45 Dustin Gulbrandson, Sioux Falls, S.D.
6. (8) 5 Luke Sathoff, Jackson, Minn.
7. (14) 34K Colby Klaassen
8. (7) 71 Zach Olivier, Sioux Falls, S.D.
9. (13) 43K Josh Kelderman, Sioux Center, Iowa
10. (16) 81 Mark Vanden Top, Rock Rapids, Iowa
11. (18) 38F Dylan Fitzpatrick, Sioux Falls, S.D.
12. (10) 16J Jon DeBoer, Little Rock, Iowa
13. (15) 33M Mathias Lux, Hartley, Iowa
14. (17) 20K Spencer Kalass, Luverne, Minn.
15. (5) 84 Matt Lange, Pipestone, Minn.
16. (19) 04 Roger Verdoorn, Sibley, Iowa
17. (20) 84L Al Lange
18. (12) 32 Justin Regnerus, Middleburg, Iowa
19. (3) 22E Eric Gaul, Rushmore, Minn.
20. (9) 18A Brandon Murphy,



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