VanderBeek, Reicks, Davis, Hovden, Elsbernd capture inaugural Cresco USRA Nationals crowns
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October 13, 2007

CRESCO, Iowa Three days of nail-biting action is in the books, and five champions of the first-ever Cresco USRA Nationals were crowned Saturday at the Cresco (Iowa) Speedway. Taking home the hardware were Zack VanderBeek (USRA Modifieds), Tory Reicks (USRA Stock Cars), Jimmy Davis (USRA B-Mods), Chris Hovden (USRA Hobby Stocks) and Justin Elsbernd (Outlaw Hobbys).

Zack VanderBeek of New Sharon captured the pole for the USRA Modified main event by winning the preliminary feature on Thursday, then led every lap of Saturday's finale to pocket the $5,000 top prize. Despite going wire to wire, VanderBeek had to hold off early challenges from Ventura's Al Hejna and Tommy Myer of Blooming Prairie, Minn., then a late-race charge by Ryan York of Racine, Minn., who settled for the runner-up finish. Tim Donlinger of Rochester, Minn., took third, while Hejna and Darrin Walch of Postville rounded out the top-5 finishers.

In USRA Stock Car action, Tory Reicks of Waucoma garnered the $2,000 winner's share of the purse by holding off Shawn Peter of Mabel, Minn., and seventh-starting Matt Greiner of Washington for the win. Cresco's Shay Curtin came home in fourth and Kevin Bidne of Decorah finished fifth. Tom Schmitt of Independence the USRA Casey's General Stores Weekly Racing Series national champion in the Stock Car class started on the outside of the front row, but battled an ill-handling car to a sixth-place finish.

Jimmy Davis of Medford, Minn., topped the $1,000-to-win USRA B-Mod championship race after starting fifth on the grid. Dan Wheeler of Columbia Heights, Minn., who started seventh, gave chase but had to settle for the runner-up finish at the checkers. Brett Moffitt of Grimes grabbed third, followed by Calmar's Junior Boyer in fourth and Tim Heins of Elkrader in the fifth spot.

The USRA Hobby Stock feature gave the hometown fans something to cheer about as Cresco's Chris Hovden walked away with the $1,000 top prize by holding off Scott Spilde of Ridgeway. Brandon Hare of Elma was third, Steve Holthaus of Cresco grabbed fourth and Decorah's Kyle Anderson completed the top-5.

Outlaw Hobby action saw Justin Elsbernd of Runnells capture the win and $1,000 winner's check. Mitch Hovden of Decorah finished second, followed by Josh Ludeking of Decorah in third, Ben Moudry of Protivin in fourth and Postville's Cody Henkes in fifth.

The inaugural Cresco USRA Nationals wrapped up the racing events for the 2007 season at the 4/10-mile high-banked speedplant at the Mighty Howard County Fairgrounds. Banquet information and a schedule of events for 2008 will be released in the near future.

For more information, contact the RL Promotions offices at (515) 832-6000 or visit www.rlpromotions.com online. Race day info is available by calling the track hotline at (563) 547-3400. The Cresco Speedway is located 0.2 miles north of SR 9 on SW 7th (at the Howard County Fairgrounds). For more information about the United States Racing Association (USRA), visit them online at www.usraracing.com.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
Inaugural Cresco USRA Nationals - Night 3 of 3
Cresco Speedway, Cresco, Iowa
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007

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

USRA MODIFIEDS

Heat 1:
1. 27m - Mark Schulte -- Delhi, IA (1)
2. 35 - Ron Konkel -- Caledonia, MN (5)
3. 07 - Jason Schlangen -- Cresco, IA (9)
4. 37b - Ron Barker -- Dubuque, IA (7)
5. 99 - Doug Hillson -- Blooming Prairie, MN (2)
6. 96 - Greg Jensen -- Albert Lea, MN (3)
7. 2 - Carey Umbarger -- Garner, IA (6)
8. 25x - Tom Brink -- Winona, MN (4)
9. 17 - Chad Sovern -- West Burlington, IA (8) DNF
10. 13 - Jim Schaefer -- Waterloo, IA (10) DNF

Heat 2:
1. 10 - Mike Steensma -- Luverne, MN (2)
2. 00 - J.D. Auringer -- Evansdale, IA (1)
3. 99x - Josh Angst -- Winona, MN (8)
4. X - Mike Wedelstadt -- Hortonville, WI (4)
5. 0x - Jay Ihrke -- Dover, MN (7)
6. 27 - Kyle Lentz -- Green Bay, WI (6)
7. 55s - Brian Shaw -- Brownsdale, MN (5) DNF
8. 37f - Randy Foote -- Stanton, IA (9) DNF
9. 7x - Ron Britain -- Winona, MN (3) DNS

B Main:
1. 99 - Doug Hillson -- Blooming Prairie, MN (1)
2. 0x - Jay Ihrke -- Dover, MN (2)
3. 27 - Kyle Lentz -- Green Bay, WI (4)
4. 25x - Tom Brink -- Winona, MN (7)
5. 17 - Chad Sovern -- West Burlington, IA (9)
6. 13 - Jim Schaefer -- Waterloo, IA (11) DNF
7. 2 - Carey Umbarger -- Garner, IA (5) DNF
8. 96 - Greg Jensen -- Albert Lea, MN (3) DNF
9. 55s - Brian Shaw -- Brownsdale, MN (6) DNF
10. 37f - Randy Foote -- Stanton, IA (8) DNS
11. 7x - Ron Britain -- Winona, MN (10) DNS

A Main:
1. 33z - Zack VanderBeek -- New Sharon, IA (1)
2. 1r - Ryan York -- Racine, MN (9)
3. 3d - Tim Donlinger -- Rochester, MN (3)
4. 7 - Al Hejna -- Ventura, IA (2)
5. 5w - Darrin Walch -- Postville, IA (6)
6. 19r - Ryan Gustin -- Marshaltown, IA (7)
7. 74 - Mark Noble -- Blooming Prairie, MN (8)
8. 66 - Dan Bohr -- Decorah, IA (11)
9. 65 - Tommy Myer -- Blooming Prairie, MN (4)
10. 99 - Doug Hillson -- Blooming Prairie, MN (21)
11. 27m - Mark Schulte -- Delhi, IA (13)
12. 7c - Nate Caruth -- Ames, IA (10)
13. 0x - Jay Ihrke -- Dover, MN (22)
14. 37b - Ron Barker -- Dubuque, IA (19)
15. 00 - J.D. Auringer -- Evansdale, IA (16)
16. X - Mike Wedelstadt -- Hortonville, WI (20)
17. 35 - Ron Konkel -- Caledonia, MN (15)
18. 27 - Kyle Lentz -- Green Bay, WI (23)
19. 25x - Tom Brink -- Winona, MN (24)
20. 0 - Craig Scott -- Rosemount, MN (12) DNF
21. 21m - Dean Mahlstedt -- Clear Lake, IA (5) DNF
22. 10 - Mike Steensma -- Luverne, MN (14) DNF
23. 99x - Josh Angst -- Winona, MN (18) DNF
24. 07 - Jason Schlangen -- Cresco, IA (17) DNF

USRA STOCK CARS

Heat:
1. 77 - Josh Smith -- Elma, IA (4)
2. 9 - Patty Fosaaen -- Waukon, IA (1)
3. 1 - Jeff Krambeer -- Postville, IA (3)
4. Z06 - Loren Kuennen -- Ossion, IA (7)
5. 121g - Arlen Hoy -- Marble Rock, IA (6)
6. 11 - Jake Lampert -- Caledonia, MN (2)
7. 20r - Gary Rotenberger -- Calmar, IA (9)
8. 88 - Danny Cole Jr. -- Lansing, IA (5)
9. 37 - Carl Colsch -- Eitzen, MN (8)

A Main:
1. 27t - Tory Reicks -- Waucoma, IA (1)
2. 27p - Shawn Peter -- Mabel, MN (3)
3. 29 - Matt Greiner -- Washington, IA (7)
4. 40 - Shay Curtin -- Cresco, IA (6)
5. 62 - Kevin Bidne -- Decorah, IA (9)
6. 18 - Tom Schmitt -- Independence, IA (2)
7. 97 - Lynn Panos -- Protivin, IA (12)
8. 1 - Jeff Krambeer -- Postville, IA (15)
9. Z06 - Loren Kuennen -- Ossion, IA (16)
10. 60 - Kurt Krauskopf -- Decorah, IA (5)
11. 5 - Mike Bergan -- Ridgeway, IA (11)
12. 88 - Danny Cole Jr. -- Lansing, IA (20)
13. 33z - Zack VanderBeek -- New Sharon, IA (4)
14. 9 - Patty Fosaaen -- Waukon, IA (14)
15. 20r - Gary Rotenberger -- Calmar, IA (19)
16. 121g - Arlen Hoy -- Marble Rock, IA (17)
17. 77 - Josh Smith -- Elma, IA (13)
18. 11 - Jake Lampert -- Caledonia, MN (18)
19. 37 - Carl Colsch -- Eitzen, MN (21)
20. 44 - Don Rude -- Decorah, IA (10)
21. 52 - Nathan Wood -- Keswick, IA (8) DNF

USRA B-MODS

A Main:
1. 83 - Jimmy Davis -- Medford, MN (5)
2. Red1 - Dan Wheeler -- Columbia Heights, MN (7)
3. 13 - Brett Moffitt -- Grimes, IA (13)
4. 42 - Junior Boyer -- Calmar, IA (6)
5. 24 - Tim Heins -- Elkader, IA (14)
6. 11 - Eugene Betz -- Avoca, MN (1)
7. 82 - Chris Fretheim -- Decorah, IA (16)
8. 7j - Jeremy Smith -- Wilmont, MN (2)
9. 21 - Curtis Engen -- Monona, IA (8)
10. 58 - Shane Panos -- Decorah, IA (3)
11. 1 - Paul Underwood -- Ottumwa, IA (15)
12. 80 - Tom Rooney -- Hampton, IA (11)
13. 74 - Clint Bodensteiner -- Castalia, IA (10)
14. 17 - Boyd Halverson -- Decorah, IA (17) DNF
15. 69 - Steve Wiltse -- Charles City, IA (12) DNF
16. 10 - Todd Hanson -- Clear Lake, IA (4) DNF
17. 96 - Raymond Lundry -- Maynard, IA (9) DNF

USRA HOBBY STOCKS

A Main:
1. 70 - Chris Hovden -- Cresco, IA (3)
2. 18 - Scott Spilde -- Ridgeway, IA (5)
3. 56h - Brandon Hare -- Elma, IA (1)
4. 70s - Steve Holthaus -- Cresco, IA (7)
5. 98 - Kyle Anderson -- Decorah, IA (9)
6. 55 - Derek Dettmann -- Monona, IA (10)
7. 24 - Austin Wolfgram -- Webster City, IA (11)
8. 101 - Bernie Adams -- Stacyville, IA (6)
9. 6 - Dan Sacquitne -- Decorah, IA (2)
10. 10g - Dustin Griffiths -- Ottumwa, IA (8)
11. 101a - Kory Adams -- Stacyville, IA (12)
12. 22v - Alan VanGrop -- Carlie, IA (13)
13. 27 - Kent Dornink -- Preston, MN (15)
14. 38s - Nick Schwebach -- Caledonia, MN (4)
15. 5 - Ryan Jonesberg -- West Union, IA (14)

OUTLAW HOBBYS

Heat 1:
1. C21 - Dan Wenig -- Danville, IA (3)
2. 00 - Jeff Fels -- West Union, IA (2)
3. 55x - Dennis Dettmann -- Monona, IA (5)
4. 20 - Keith Reed -- Fowler, IL (6)
5. 21 - Bruce Lundin -- Hanley Falls, MN (4)
6. 61 - Kyle Henry -- West Union, IA (1)

Heat 2:
1. 4L - Jim Lynch -- Donnellson, IA (2)
2. 5k - Keith Schwartzhoff -- Decorah, IA (1)
3. 17b - Tom Fink -- Decorah, IA (5)
4. 8 - Casey Panos -- Decorah, IA (3)
5. 4 - Todd Watts -- Leroy, MN (4) DNF

A Main:
1. 22 - Justin Elsbernd -- Runnells, IA (2)
2. 15m - Mitch Hovden -- Decorah, IA (4)
3. 81 - Josh Ludeking -- Decorah, IA (3)
4. 85 - Ben Moudry -- Protivin, IA (9)
5. 68x - Cody Henkes -- Postville, IA (1)
6. 4x - Jake Wenig -- Burlington, IA (8)
7. 43s - Jeff Soper -- Kahoka, MO (6)
8. 4L - Jim Lynch -- Donnellson, IA (14)
9. 28 - Shawn Erickson -- Cresco, IA (7)
10. g12 - Ryan Goergen -- Stacyville, IA (11)
11. 5k - Keith Schwartzhoff -- Decorah, IA (16)
12. 83b - Brady Halverson -- Ridgeway, IA (10)
13. 29x - Paul Fauser -- Elgin, IA (12)
14. 40 - Austin Curtin -- Waukon, IA (5)
15. C21 - Dan Wenig -- Danville, IA (13)
16. 20 - Keith Reed -- Fowler, IL (19)
17. 55x - Dennis Dettmann -- Monona, IA (17)
18. 8 - Casey Panos -- Decorah, IA (20)
19. 21 - Bruce Lundin -- Hanley Falls, MN (21)
20. 61 - Kyle Henry -- West Union, IA (22)
21. 17b - Tom Fink -- Decorah, IA (18) DNF
22. 00 - Jeff Fels -- West Union, IA (15) DNF
23. 4 - Todd Watts -- Leroy, MN (23) DNS



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