Jackson tops Dart Iron Man Challenge action at Scotland County Speedway
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June 19, 2010

MEMPHIS, Mo. – Round 3 of the Dart Iron Man Challenge took place at the Scotland County Speedway in Memphis, Mo., on Saturday with the third different winner in three races emerging victorious the newly-formed series for the full-fendered USRA Karl Chevrolet Stock Cars.

After nearly 25 years behind the wheel of a Stock Car, nearly 200 wins and five Super Nationals victories, Steve Jackson of Polk City, Iowa, added yet another entry to his glowing résumé with a victory in Saturday’s main event.

Jackson, who finished seventh and fourth in the first two Dart Iron Man Challenge events, used the pole position and his wealth of experience to hold off former USRA National Champion Nathan Wood of Sigourney, Iowa, for the $500 top prize.

Mike Jeannette made his first Dart Iron Man Challenge start pay off with a third-place finish, holding off fellow Newton, Iowa, pilot Mike Van Genderen and Jakoby Hooper of Kahoka, Mo.

Sixth through tenth, respectively, went to Kiel Morton, David Denham, Greg Harch, Todd Morton and Mark Elliott.

UP NEXT:

In less than 72 hours, the Dart Iron Man Challenge invades the Mineral City Speedway in Fort Dodge, Iowa, for the fourth round of action for the full-fendered USRA Karl Chevrolet Stock Cars on Tuesday, June 22. Gates open at 4 p.m., hot laps begin at 6:30 and racing starts at 7 p.m. Along with the USMTS Modifieds and USRA Karl Chevrolet Stock Cars, rounding out the evening’s racing card will be local Hobby Stocks.

NASCAR veteran driver and SPEED Channel broadcaster Kenny Wallace will be in attendance to sign autographs for the fans prior to strapping on his own helmet and competing against the USMTS Modifieds.

Tuesday’s blockbuster event is also one of 25 “must see” Iowa Lottery Silver Cash Stop events. Bring your ticket in the Lottery’s “The Silver Ticket” game to the races and you could win up to $1,000 in cash prizes.

On race day, fans can pick up $2-off coupons at all Casey’s General Store locations in Fort Dodge. For more information or to find the location nearest you, check out www.caseys.com.

The Mineral City Speedway is a 1/2-mile semi-banked dirt oval located 0.9 mile north of US 20 on US 169, then 0.5 mile east on 230th. For more information call the track office at 515-573-8745 or 515-574-7223 on race day, or visit www.fdspeed.com online.

ABOUT THE DART IRON MAN CHALLENGE:

In all, 14 dates at 12 premier speedways throughout Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri dot the calendar for the 2010 campaign. The ultra-competitive USRA Karl Chevrolet Stock Cars will accompany the popular USMTS Modifieds at each of the events.

Made possible by support from Dart Machinery and Allstar Performance, all races will pay $600 to win and $125 to start the main event with 21 or more entries in the field. The ten-race points fund will carry a $1,000 top prize with the tenth-place finisher earning $100.

Dart will award a $75 certificate to the winner of each event and a $50 certificate to the ninth-place finisher, and each event will have a qualifying format similar to the USMTS, with heat race passing points determining the “B” Main and “A” Main line-ups.

In addition, each race will award national points in the American Racer USRA Weekly Racing Series for the USRA Karl Chevrolet Stock Car division where the national champion will earn $700.

2010 DART IRON MAN CHALLENGE SCHEDULE:

Wed May 26 … Southern Iowa Speedway, Oskaloosa, IA (winner: Nathan Wood)
Thu May 27 … Highway 3 Raceway, Allison, IA (winner: Mike Van Genderen)
Sat Jun 19 … Scotland County Speedway, Memphis, MO (winner: Steve Jackson)
Tue Jun 22 … Mineral City Speedway, Fort Dodge, IA
Sun Aug 1 … Nobles County Speedway, Worthington, MN
Tue Aug 3 … Algona Raceway, Algona, IA
Wed Aug 4 … Cresco Speedway, Cresco, IA
Thu Aug 5 … Jackson Speedway, Jackson, MN
Fri Aug 6 … Murray County Speedway, Slayton, MN
Wed Aug 18 … Hamilton County Speedway, Webster City, IA
Sat Aug 28 … 24 Raceway, Moberly, MO
Tue Aug 31 … Marshalltown Speedway, Marshalltown, IA
Wed Sep 1 … Southern Iowa Speedway, Oskaloosa, IA
Thu Sep 2 … Highway 3 Raceway, Allison, IA

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also follow the USRA on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
American Racer USRA Weekly Racing Series
Dart Iron Man Challenge for USRA Karl Chevrolet Stock Cars
Scotland County Speedway, Memphis, Mo.
Saturday, June 19, 2010

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

HEAT RACE #1:
1. (5) 20dub Shane Weller, Agency, Iowa.
2. (1) 20t Malcom Teachout, Granada, Minn.
3. (3) 2j Steve Jackson, Polk City, Iowa.
4. (4) 57v Mike Van Genderen, Newton, Iowa.
5. (8) 52 Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa.
6. (2) 27 Jason Cook, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
7. (7) 93 Mike Jeannette, Newton, Iowa.
8. (6) 55 Jay Hayes, Kahoka, Mo.

HEAT RACE #2:
1. (4) 412 Mark Elliott, Webster City, Iowa.
2. (2) 87 Les Blakely, Fairfield, Iowa.
3. (7) 93 David Denham, Kahoka, Mo.
4. (6) 3k Kiel Morton, Kirksville, Mo.
5. (8) 26 Greg Harch, Bloomfield, Iowa.
6. (1) 23 Gary Harward, Floris, Iowa.
7. (3) 84 Todd Morton, Kirksville, Mo.
8. (5) 59 Jakoby Hooper, Kahoka, Mo.

“A” MAIN:
1. (1) 2j Steve Jackson, Polk City, Iowa.
2. (5) 52 Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa.
3. (13) 93 Mike Jeannette, Newton, Iowa.
4. (10) 57v Mike Van Genderen, Newton, Iowa.
5. (16) 59 Jakoby Hooper, Kahoka, Mo.
6. (4) 3k Kiel Morton, Kirksville, Mo.
7. (8) 93 David Denham, Kahoka, Mo.
8. (9) 26 Greg Harch, Bloomfield, Iowa.
9. (14) 84 Todd Morton, Kirksville, Mo.
10. (6) 412 Mark Elliott, Webster City, Iowa.
11. (7) 20t Malcom Teachout, Granada, Minn.
12. (2) 20dub Shane Weller, Agency, Iowa.
13. (11) 27 Jason Cook, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
14. (12) 23 Gary Harward, Floris, Iowa.
15. (15) 55 Jay Hayes, Kahoka, Mo.
16. (3) 87 Les Blakely, Fairfield, Iowa.

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