USRA Modifieds headline Springfield’s Octoberfast
Print this page
October 7, 2009  |  by Ronnie Williams

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - With a gloomy forecast of rain on Thursday and Friday, Springfield Raceway owners Jerry Hoffman and Doug Bland have decided to make the Octoberfast a one-day event on Saturday, Oct. 10, with racing to start at 5 p.m.

Racing will include action in the USRA Modifieds, Bombers, SportMods, Legends Cars, Pro-4s and Pure Stocks.

Drivers will draw for qualifying heats and passing points will determine feature line-ups.

The USRA Modified feature will pay $1,000 to win while starting the feature will pay $250 with $80 guaranteed for al non-qualifiers.

A $65 entry fee applies.

This is the next-to-last weekend for drivers to earn national points in the American Racer USRA Weekly Racing Series, so officials are expecting some exciting surprises as drivers throughout the heartland battle for their final ranking in the USRA Modified national standings.

An added event will be the Fastest Sheriff's Race at intermission. Local sheriffs of Greene County, Christian County, Douglas County, Pope County, Taney County and Webster County will be doing battle on the quick quarter-mile Springfield Raceway clay oval as they will find out who the fastest sheriff in the Ozarks is.

There will be a fundraiser for One Missing Link - a charity which helps find missing children in Missouri.

Hardee's of Springfield will be this season's sponsor for the Octoberfast.

Pit gates will open at 1 p.m. and grandstand gates will open at 3. Draw for heat race positions and to qualify through passing points will end at 4:15. The drivers meeting will be held at 4:30 and racing starts at 5 p.m. sharp.

Adult admission will be $15 with kids ages 6-12 just $5 and children 5 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $30.

For complete payout and information visit the website at or contact Jerry Hoffman at 417-673-7426.

USRA Modified National Points - as of Oct. 2, 2009:

1. 27 Greg Skaggs, Bixby, OK ... 4401
2. 90 Steve Wetzstein, West Concord, MN ... 4398
3. 71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, MN ... 4355
4. 19 Mike Sorensen, Rochester, MN ... 4294
5. 10 Mike Steensma, Luverne, MN ... 4287
6. 98 John Allen, Chanute, KS ... 4265
7. 24 Brad Waits, Zumbrota, MN ... 4252
8. 6 Justin Folk, Iola, KS ... 4248
9. X2 Brian Bolin, Fort Scott, KS ... 4178
10. 7jr Jesse Folk Jr., Iola, KS ... 4127
11. 99 Josh Angst, Winona, MN ... 4110
12. 21 Jackie Dalton, Carthage, MO ... 4057
13. 49 Bob Timm, Rolling Stone, MN ... 4043
14. 91 Joe Duvall, Chelsea, OK ... 4035
15. 20 Anthony Mann, Luverne, MN ... 4010
16. 45 Todd Scharkey, Kasson, MN ... 3996
17. 00 Ron Luitjens, Brewster, MN ... 3988
18. 39 Gary Langworthy Jr., Coffeyville, KS ... 3963
19. 27 Don Gerritsen Jr., Rock Rapids, IA ... 3927
20. 72 Doug Hillson, Blooming Prairie, MN ... 3907

Latest News from the USRA

January 18, 2018
Deadline for USRA banquet tickets is Friday
The United States Racing Association will host its annual awards banquet for drivers competing in this year’s Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series on Saturday, Jan. 27,read more
January 16, 2018
Go-karts fuel Moore's winter need for speed as he gears up for 2018 Lucas Oil Speedway USRA B-Mod season
For one of the Ozarks' rising USRA B-Mod prospects, it's time to start dreaming of spring-time warmth and top-five finishes in the season ahead at Lucas Oil Speedread more
January 15, 2018
I-35 Speedway drivers meeting Jan. 20
In preparation for the start of the 2018 racing season, a driver’s meeting for I-35 Speedway competitors will be held at the Cameron Community Center located at 915read more
January 14, 2018
Strand snares finale win, Scott takes series title at Wild WEst Shootout
Dustin Strand emerged atop Sunday's 25-lap USRA Modified feature as the sixth winner in as many events by taking the finale as Las Cruces, N.M.'s Johnny Scott edgread more
January 14, 2018
I-35 Speedway remembers Bud Wilson
Families that race together stay together. We have all heard this saying, even seen it printed on T-shirts, including the Racin for Rian shirts at the I-35 Speedway. read more
Contact Us

© Copyright 2018 United States Racing Association, Inc.Privacy PolicyNitroquest Media Group