Gjere fends off Schmitt in USRA Stock Car barnburner at Cresco
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August 6, 2006

CRESCO, Iowa -- The USRA Casey's General Stores Weekly Racing Series continued at the Cresco Speedway on Sunday, Aug. 6, featuring the USRA Casey's General Stores Weekly Racing Series on H & S Motors Night.

In the USRA B-Modified feature race, Jeremy LaPlant of Elgin picked up the win after an attrition-riddled race that saw LaPlant as the only driver to cross the finish line under his own power. In the final turn, Virgil Johnson of Waukon made contact with LaPlant as they battled for the lead. The result was Johnson's car careening into the machine of Decorah's Chris Fretheim, taking both cars out of the contest. Fretheim was awarded second with Johnson third.

Mitch Hovden of Decorah captured the USRA Hobby Stock main event, followed by Chris Hovden of Cresco, Brandon Hare of Elma, Kyle Buxengard of Spring Grove, Minn., and Bernie Adams of Stacyville.

Just two weeks after winning his career-first Modified race in Britt, Iowa, Ryan York of Racine, Minn., is dusting off a second spot in his trophy room after winning Sunday's USRA Modified feature at Cresco. York out gunned a tough field of competitors, including runner-up Darrin Walch of Postville and third-place finisher Kevin Pittman of Waterloo. West Union's Layne Meyer grabbed the fourth spot while Shawn Ryan of Waterloo rounded out the top five finishers.

Austin Curtin defeated fellow Waukon resident Patty Fosaaen to take home the honors in the Outlaw Hobby main event. Dillon Anderson of Decorah received a third-place paycheck, while Jason Borsheim of Mabel, Minn., took fourth and Kyle Falck of Decorah garnered fifth.

It was just another Sunday night in the USRA Stock Car division, with door-to-door action from start to finish that left the Cresco Speedway fans salivating for more. Brian Gjere of Mabel, Minn., fought off the challenges of track points leader Tom Schmitt of Independence, who started 10th in the field after winning last Sunday's feature race. Kevin Bidne of Decorah wound up third in the battle for the checkers while polesitter Shay Curtin of Cresco hung on for fourth place. Mike Kelly of Lanesboro, Minn., came from ninth to finish fifth.

The action returns to the Cresco speedway next Sunday, Aug. 13, with five fast & furious classes in action, including the USRA Casey's General Stores Weekly Racing Series featuring USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Mods and USRA Hobby Stocks, plus Outlaw Hobbies. Admission is just $9 for adults, juniors (12-18) and seniors (62+) get in for $7 and children under 12 are admitted free of charge. Gates open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 6:15 and racing at 6:30.

The Cresco Speedway is located 0.2 miles north of SR 9 on SW 7th (at the Howard County Fairgrounds). For more information log on to www.crescospeedway.com or call the track hotline at (563) 547-3400.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS

USRA Casey's General Stores Weekly Racing Series

H & S Motors Night

Cresco Speedway, Cresco, Iowa

Sunday, August 6, 2006

Showing finishing position, car number, driver, hometown and starting position in parentheses.

USRA B-MODIFIEDS

Heat:

1. 77 - Virgil Johnson -- Waukon, IA (1)

2. 47j - Jeremy LaPlant -- Elgin, IA (2)

3. 20 - Brian Kunkle -- Oelwein, IA (6)

4. 42 - Junior Boyer -- Calmar, IA (4)

5. 58 - Shane Panos -- Decorah, IA (8)

6. 82 - Chris Fretheim -- Decorah, IA (5)

7. 7 - Bill Schott -- Clerment, IA (9)

8. 32 - Jeremy Schaufenbuel -- New Hampton, IA (7)

9. 19l - Ron Liddiard -- Waukon, IA (3)

A Main:

1. 47j - Jeremy LaPlant -- Elgin, IA (3)

2. 82 - Chris Fretheim -- Decorah, IA (6)

3. 77 - Virgil Johnson -- Waukon, IA (5)

4. 19l - Ron Liddiard -- Waukon, IA (9)

5. 20 - Brian Kunkle -- Oelwein, IA (4)

6. 7 - Bill Schott -- Clerment, IA (7)

7. 58 - Shane Panos -- Decorah, IA (1)

8. 42 - Junior Boyer -- Calmar, IA (2)

9. 32 - Jeremy Schaufenbuel -- New Hampton, IA (8)

USRA HOBBY STOCKS

Heat 1:

1. 15 - Mitch Hovden -- Decorah, IA (4)

2. 5x - Randy Hadacek -- Britt, IA (1)

3. 101 - Bernie Adams -- Stacyville, IA (5)

4. 000 - Scott Splide -- Ridgeway, IA (3)

5. 7k - Andy Stinson -- Ridgeway, IA (2)

Heat 2:

1. 70 - Chris Hovden -- Cresco, IA (1)

2. 56h - Brandon Hare -- Elma, IA (3)

3. 72 - Kyle Buxengard -- Spring Grove, MN (4)

4. 83 - David Lickteig -- Cresco, IA (5)

5. 38 - Nick Schwebach -- Caledonia, MN (2)

A Main:

1. 15 - Mitch Hovden -- Decorah, IA (4)

2. 70 - Chris Hovden -- Cresco, IA (6)

3. 56h - Brandon Hare -- Elma, IA (5)

4. 72 - Kyle Buxengard -- Spring Grove, MN (3)

5. 101 - Bernie Adams -- Stacyville, IA (1)

6. 5x - Randy Hadacek -- Britt, IA (2)

7. 7k - Andy Stinson -- Ridgeway, IA (9)

8. 38 - Nick Schwebach -- Caledonia, MN (10)

9. 83 - David Lickteig -- Cresco, IA (7)

10. 000 - Scott Splide -- Ridgeway, IA (8)

USRA MODIFIEDS

Heat 1:

1. 5w - Darrin Walch -- Postville, IA (2)

2. 21 - Layne Meyer -- West Union, IA (1)

3. 1r - Ryan York -- Racine, MN (5)

4. 7 - Mike Liddle -- Plainfield, IA (7)

5. 55 - Larry Gene Hall -- Rochester, MN (6)

6. 75 - Garry Hall -- Rochester, MN (3)

7. 28t - Todd Ihde -- Decorah, IA (4)

8. 23 - Matt Jones -- Waukon, IA (8)

Heat 2:

1. 26p - Kevin Pittman -- Waterloo, IA (4)

2. 7m - Michael Darnall -- West Union, IA (1)

3. 02 - Jacob Dahle -- Morristown, Mn (3)

4. 92 - Shawn Ryan -- Waterloo, IA (5)

5. 41P - Keith Pittman -- Waterloo, IA (6)

6. 32 - Larry Schmidt -- New Hampton, IA (2)

7. 8rx - Rodney Stuckey -- Austin, MN (7)

A Main:

1. 1r - Ryan York -- Racine, MN (3)

2. 5w - Darrin Walch -- Postville, IA (6)

3. 26p - Kevin Pittman -- Waterloo, IA (10)

4. 21 - Layne Meyer -- West Union, IA (4)

5. 92 - Shawn Ryan -- Waterloo, IA (8)

6. 7m - Michael Darnall -- West Union, IA (9)

7. 02 - Jacob Dahle -- Morristown, Mn (2)

8. 41P - Keith Pittman -- Waterloo, IA (1)

9. 32 - Larry Schmidt -- New Hampton, IA (12)

10. 8rx - Rodney Stuckey -- Austin, MN (13)

11. 55 - Larry Gene Hall -- Rochester, MN (5)

12. 28t - Todd Ihde -- Decorah, IA (14)

13. 7 - Mike Liddle -- Plainfield, IA (7)

14. 75 - Garry Hall -- Rochester, MN (11)

15. 23 - Matt Jones -- Waukon, IA (15)

OUTLAW HOBBIES

Heat 1:

1. 9 - Patty Fosaaen -- Waukon, IA (1)

2. 40 - Austin Curtin -- Waukon, IA (4)

3. 37 - Carl Colsch -- Eitzen, MN (6)

4. 44 - Dillon Anderson -- Decorah, IA (5)

5. 67 - Kyle Falck -- Decorah, IA (3)

6. 12 - Tony Vick -- Ridgeway, IA (2)

Heat 2:

1. 81 - Josh Ludeking -- Decorah, IA (2)

2. 41 - Carissa Wagner -- Monona, IA (3)

3. 83b - Brady Halverson -- Ridgeway, IA (1)

4. 17b - Matt Buddenberg -- Decorah, IA (6)

5. 85 - Ben Moudry -- Protivin, IA (5)

6. 82j - Jason Borsheim -- Mabel, MN (4)

A Main:

1. 40 - Austin Curtin -- Waukon, IA (8)

2. 9 - Patty Fosaaen -- Waukon, IA (4)

3. 44 - Dillon Anderson -- Decorah, IA (2)

4. 82j - Jason Borsheim -- Mabel, MN (11)

5. 67 - Kyle Falck -- Decorah, IA (9)

6. 85 - Ben Moudry -- Protivin, IA (10)

7. 81 - Josh Ludeking -- Decorah, IA (7)

8. 12 - Tony Vick -- Ridgeway, IA (12)

9. 83b - Brady Halverson -- Ridgeway, IA (3)

10. 17b - Matt Buddenberg -- Decorah, IA (5)

11. 41 - Carissa Wagner -- Monona, IA (6)

12. 37 - Carl Colsch -- Eitzen, MN (1)

USRA STOCK CARS

Heat 1:

1. 62 - Kevin Bidne -- Decorah, IA (1)

2. 29 - Scott Bauer -- Riceville, IA (4)

3. 27p - Shawn Peter -- Mabel, MN (8)

4. 5 - Mike Bergan -- Ridgeway, IA (7)

5. 8 - Mike Kelly -- Lanesboro, MN (6)

6. 12 - Shawn Bangs -- Canton, MN (2)

7. 20 - Gary Rotenberger -- Calmar, IA (3)

8. 41 - Darin Balk -- Waucoma, IA (5)

Heat 2:

1. 18 - Tom Schmitt -- Independence, IA (2)

2. 23 - Brian Gjere -- Mabel, MN (1)

3. 27t - Tory Reicks -- Waucoma, IA (3)

4. 27 - Jason Schlangen -- Cresco, IA (7)

5. 40 - Shay Curtin -- Cresco, IA (6)

6. 97 - Lynn Panos -- Protivin, IA (4)

7. 37 - Loren Kuennen -- Ossion, IA (5)

A Main:

1. 23 - Brian Gjere -- Mabel, MN (2)

2. 18 - Tom Schmitt -- Independence, IA (10)

3. 62 - Kevin Bidne -- Decorah, IA (7)

4. 40 - Shay Curtin -- Cresco, IA (1)

5. 8 - Mike Kelly -- Lanesboro, MN (9)

6. 97 - Lynn Panos -- Protivin, IA (12)

7. 27 - Jason Schlangen -- Cresco, IA (4)

8. 27t - Tory Reicks -- Waucoma, IA (3)

9. 5 - Mike Bergan -- Ridgeway, IA (6)

10. 20 - Gary Rotenberger -- Calmar, IA (13)

11. 41 - Darin Balk -- Waucoma, IA (15)

12. 12 - Shawn Bangs -- Canton, MN (11)

13. 29 - Scott Bauer -- Riceville, IA (5)

14. 27p - Shawn Peter -- Mabel, MN (8)

15. 37 - Loren Kuennen -- Ossion, IA (14)


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