Hovden, Chisholm collect Iron Man Challenge laurels at Deer Creek Speedway

Hovden, Chisholm collect Iron Man Challenge laurels at Deer Creek Speedway

Photo Courtesy Of Scott Gulbranson Photography:

Mitch Hovden and Jim Chisholm shared the spotlight Saturday night as the Iron Man Challenge charged into the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., for the 16th Annual A&A Electric Southern Minnesota Spring Challenge.

The largest field of Holley USRA Stock Cars to ever race at Deer Creek came out for the event. Thirty-four cars were slimmed down to a 25-car field for their 20-lap main.

Brayden Gjere led early but was passed by defending Iron Man Challenge champ Derek Green on lap two. Pete Solum and Mitch Hovden raced for third while ninth-starting Kyle Falck cracked the top five. Hovden bolted to second on a restart and Falck drove to third as they were right on Green up front.

Falck slipped to second on lap seven and then took the lead on lap nine. Hovden’s pass of Green for second on lap 10 would turn out to be a big one. Falck ran to the checkered flag first, but was disqualified in post-race technical inspection.

That handed the win and $725 winner’s check to Hovden—a four-time national champion in the Holley USRA Stock Car division—with Green second. Shawn Peter, Gjere and Dillon Anderson finished out the top five. Anderson started 17th and collected the $250 hard charger bonus.

In Out-Pace USRA B-Mod action, 47 drivers ran five heats and two American Racer “B” Mains to trim their cars down to a 25-car Summit Racing Equipment “A” Main field.

Chisholm, of Osage, Iowa, drove past A.J. Zvorak to take the lead on lap one. Jerry Young made a big charge to second, but dropped out early in the race.

Chisholm led the entire 20 laps and earned a $1,000 paycheck while defending Iron Man Challenge champion Dan Hovden worked his way from 10th to second with Zvorak ending up third.

All eyes were on J.T. Wasmund and Alex Williamson as they sliced their way through traffic. Williamson started 17th and Wasmund 18th. Wasmund charged all the way to fourth and apparently was the hard charger too but was tripped up in post-race tech and disqualified. Williamson was moved to fourth and Sam Wieben was fifth. Williamson and Dustin Kruse both advanced 13-positions and split the hard charger money.

Mitch Hovden won the Holley USRA Stock Car main event.

On Sunday, the 11th Annual Nordic Nationals presented by Weis Buick GMC takes place at the Upper Iowa Speedway in Decorah, Iowa, and will see the Iron Man Challenge featuring Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods plus Cook Racing Supplies USRA Hobby Stocks on the card.

The pit gate opens at 3 p.m., grandstands open at 4, hot laps start at 5:45 and the first heat race hits the track at 6. General admission is $20, juniors (ages 11-16) are $10 and kids ages 10 and under are free. Pit passes are $35.

Race fans can pick up coupons good for $2 off adult admission at Casey’s General Stores locations in Clermont, Decorah, Ossian, Postville, Waukon and West Union. To find the location nearest you, visit www.caseys.com.

The Upper Iowa Speedway is a semi-banked 1/4-mile dirt oval located 1.8 miles east of US 52 on SR 9, then 1.0 mile northwest on Montgomery St., then northeast on E. Main St. at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds in Decorah, Iowa (900 E Main St, Decorah, IA 52101). For more information, call (563) 382-0711 or visit www.upperiowaspeedway.com online.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Racing Association
Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series/Iron Man Challenge
16th Annual A&A Electric Southern Minnesota Spring Challenge
Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn.
Saturday, May 26, 2018

Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, laps completed and money won.

OUT-PACE USRA B-MODS

Chevrolet Performance Heat Race #1 (8 laps):
1. (1) 2 Brandon Maitland, Waterloo, Iowa.
2. (5) 24C Jim Chisholm, Osage, Iowa.
3. (3) 95x Shaun Walski, Winona, Minn.
4. (6) 2 Andrew Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.
5. (9) 782 Miah Christensen, Sioux Falls, S.D.
6. (4) 02 Andrew Schroeder, Fremont, Iowa.
7. (7) 27 Channing Warner, Owatonna, Minn.
8. (10) 83x Kadden Kath, Owatonna, Minn.
9. (8) 00 Devon Schlumbohm, Sioux Falls, S.D.
10. (2) 98 Kyle Anderson, Decorah, Iowa.

CP-Carrillo Heat Race #2 (8 laps):
1. (6) 18y Jerry Young, Blooming Prairie, Minn.
2. (7) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis.
3. (4) 02 Cole Denner, New Hampton, Iowa.
4. (5) 32 Taylor Skauge, Caledonia, Minn.
5. (9) 10T Trevor Fecht, Allison, Iowa.
6. (2) 99 Noah Grinstead, Austin, Minn.
7. (10) 81 Jared Boumeester, Waseca, Minn.
8. (8) 43 Zach Brom, Winona, Minn.
9. (1) 11 Jake Masters, Graettinger, Iowa.
10. (3) 15w Alex Williamson, Rushford, Minn.

Pace Performance Heat Race #3 (8 laps):
1. (1) 16 Dan Hovden, Decorah, Iowa.
2. (8) 198 Sam Wieben, Dysart, Iowa.
3. (9) 15 Todd Schaufenbuel, New Hampton, Iowa.
4. (4) 3A Taylor Ausrud, Stewartville, Minn.
5. (2) 60 Colby Mann, Caledonia, Minn.
6. (5) 73 Kenny Boge Jr., Orchard, Iowa.
7. (3) 24 Tanner Johnston, Hayfield, Minn.
8. (6) 18 Anthony Johnston, Hayfield, Minn.
9. (7) 34 Jeremy Schaufenbuel, New Hampton, Iowa.

KSE Racing Products Heat Race #4 (8 laps):
1. (3) 28 Parker Hale, Grand Meadow, Minn.
2. (5) 91 Tyler Johnson, Montrose, S.D.
3. (9) Z29 A.J. Zvorak, Blooming Prairie, Minn.
4. (1) 37c Michael Chisholm, Osage, Iowa.
5. (8) 32z Alex Zwanziger, Nashua, Iowa.
6. (4) 7+ Jared Timmerman, Norwalk, Iowa.
7. (2) 6 Dustin Kruse, Brandon, S.D.
8. (7) 30V Dustin Von Hagen, Glenville, Minn.
9. (6) 28J Jackson Hale, Grand Meadow, Minn.

Mesilla Valley Transportation Heat Race #5 (8 laps):
1. (1) 4 Ryan Maitland, Waterloo, Iowa.
2. (4) 7c Cole Christensen, Sioux Falls, S.D.
3. (8) 55h A.J Hoff, Mantorville, Minn.
4. (9) 43 Nick Wagner, Osage, Iowa.
5. (6) 51w J.T. Wasmund, Pine Island, Minn.
6. (7) 85 Ben Moudry, Hastings, Minn.
7. (3) 36k Jayden Larson, Mankato, Minn.
8. (5) A66 Mike Mehling, Grand Meadow, Minn.
9. (2) 75 Cole Suckow, Cresco, Iowa

American Racer “B” Main #1 (12 laps, top 6 advance):
1. (3) 2 Andrew Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.
2. (1) 7c Cole Christensen, Sioux Falls, S.D.
3. (18) 15w Alex Williamson, Rushford, Minn.
4. (8) 81 Jared Boumeester, Waseca, Minn.
5. (2) 02 Cole Denner, New Hampton, Iowa.
6. (7) 60 Colby Mann, Caledonia, Minn.
7. (5) 32z Alex Zwanziger, Nashua, Iowa, $40.
8. (11) 24 Tanner Johnston, Hayfield, Minn., $40.
9. (16) 34 Jeremy Schaufenbuel, New Hampton, Iowa, $40.
10. (4) 10T Trevor Fecht, Allison, Iowa, $40.
11. (15) 00 Devon Schlumbohm, Sioux Falls, S.D., $40.
12. (12) 36k Jayden Larson, Mankato, Minn., $40.
13. (9) 99 Noah Grinstead, Austin, Minn., $40.
14. (6) 37c Michael Chisholm, Osage, Iowa, $40.
15. (13) 43 Zach Brom, Winona, Minn., $40.
16. (17) 75 Cole Suckow, Cresco, Iowa, $40.
17. (14) 30V Dustin Von Hagen, Glenville, Minn., $40.
18. (10) 7+ Jared Timmerman, Norwalk, Iowa, $40.

American Racer “B” Main #2 (12 laps, top 6 advance):
1. (2) 95x Shaun Walski, Winona, Minn.
2. (3) 782 Miah Christensen, Sioux Falls, S.D.
3. (6) 51w J.T. Wasmund, Pine Island, Minn.
4. (1) 43 Nick Wagner, Osage, Iowa.
5. (5) 3A Taylor Ausrud, Stewartville, Minn.
6. (11) 6 Dustin Kruse, Brandon, S.D.
7. (7) 85 Ben Moudry, Hastings, Minn.
8. (12) 83x Kadden Kath, Owatonna, Minn., $40.
9. (16) 28J Jackson Hale, Grand Meadow, Minn., $40.
10. (17) 98 Kyle Anderson, Decorah, Iowa, $40.
11. (8) 02 Andrew Schroeder, Fremont, Iowa, $40.
12. (9) 73 Kenny Boge Jr., Orchard, Iowa, $40.
13. (13) 18 Anthony Johnston, Hayfield, Minn., $40.
14. (15) 11 Jake Masters, Graettinger, Iowa, $40.
15. (10) 27 Channing Warner, Owatonna, Minn., $40.
16. (4) 32 Taylor Skauge, Caledonia, Minn., $40.
17. (14) A66 Mike Mehling, Grand Meadow, Minn., $40.

Summit Racing Equipment “A” Main (20- laps):
1. (2) 24C Jim Chisholm, Osage, Iowa, $1000.
2. (10) 16 Dan Hovden, Decorah, Iowa, $425.
3. (1) Z29 A.J. Zvorak, Blooming Prairie, Minn., $270.
4. (17) 15w Alex Williamson, Rushford, Minn., $470.
5. (5) 198 Sam Wieben, Dysart, Iowa, $180.
6. (4) 91 Tyler Johnson, Montrose, S.D., $150.
7. (12) 55h A.J Hoff, Mantorville, Minn., $130.
8. (11) 4 Ryan Maitland, Waterloo, Iowa, $115.
9. (8) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis., $105.
10. (13) 2 Andrew Bleess, Chatfield, Minn., $95.
11. (24) 6 Dustin Kruse, Brandon, S.D., $90.
12. (9) 2 Brandon Maitland, Waterloo, Iowa, $85.
13. (15) 7c Cole Christensen, Sioux Falls, S.D., $80.
14. (25) 85 Ben Moudry, Hastings, Minn., $150.
15. (21) 02 Cole Denner, New Hampton, Iowa, $130.
16. (20) 43 Nick Wagner, Osage, Iowa, $65.
17. (7) 15 Todd Schaufenbuel, New Hampton, Iowa, $60.
18. (23) 60 Colby Mann, Caledonia, Minn., $55.
19. (16) 782 Miah Christensen, Sioux Falls, S.D., $50.
20. (19) 81 Jared Boumeester, Waseca, Minn., $50.
21. (6) 18y Jerry Young, Blooming Prairie, Minn., $50.
22. (22) 3A Taylor Ausrud, Stewartville, Minn., $50.
23. (3) 28 Parker Hale, Grand Meadow, Minn., $50.
24. (14) 95x Shaun Walski, Winona, Minn., $50.
DQ – (18) 51w J.T. Wasmund, Pine Island, Minn., $50.

Lap Leader: Chisholm 1-20.
Total Laps Led: Chisholm 20.
Provisional Starter: Moudry.
Entries: 47.
Next Race: Sunday, May 27, Upper Iowa Speedway, Decorah, Iowa.
Points Standings: Hovden 311, J.C. Morton 282, Cody Jolly 279, Kris Jackson 273, Moudry 252, Denner 244, Brian McGowen 238, Andy Bryant 237, Dale Kraling 233, Williamson 222.

HOLLEY USRA STOCK CARS

Medieval Chassis Heat Race #1 (8 laps):
1. (1) 27 Shawn Peter, Mabel, Minn.
2. (8) 32 Derek Green, Granada, Minn.
3. (6) 00 Danny Cole, Lansing, Iowa.
4. (5) 14 Todd Staley, Webster City, Iowa.
5. (7) 05 Brett Heeter, Kansas City, Kan.
6. (3) 55 Derek Dettmann, Monroe, Iowa.
7. (4) 1g Pat Graham, Ankeny, Iowa.
8. (9) 33 Kevin Donlan, Decorah, Iowa.
9. (2) 21R Brandon Vogt, Rose Creek, Minn.

Fast Shafts Heat Race #2 (8 laps):
1. (3) 15 Mitch Hovden, Decorah, Iowa.
2. (2) 23m Matt Jones, Waukon, Iowa.
3. (5) 11k Darrin Korthals, Rock Rapids, Iowa.
4. (8) 9 Dean Cornelius, New Prague, Minn.
5. (6) 44 Dillon Anderson, Decorah, Iowa.
6. (1) 55h Troy Hansmeier, Waukon, Iowa.
7. (4) 97 Lynn Panos, Calmar, Iowa.
8. (9) 11 Jesse Brown, Nashua, Iowa.
9. (7) 87 Dylan Suhr, Waterloo, Iowa.

MSD Performance Heat Race #3 (8 laps):
1. (1) 24 Josh Zieman, Plymouth, Iowa.
2. (3) 6 Danny Sacquitne, Decorah, Iowa.
3. (4) 14m Brian Mahlstedt, Ionia, Iowa.
4. (7) 00 Andy Altenburg, Truman, Minn.
5. (2) 11 Jake Lampert, Caledonia, Minn.
6. (6) 2j Steve Jackson, Polk City, Iowa.
7. (5) 60 Wyatt Medlin, Rockford, Iowa.
8. (8) 121g Arlen Hoy, Marble Rock, Iowa.

Argo Manufacturing Heat Race #4 (8 laps):
1. (2) 37 Pete Solum, Spring Grove, Minn.
2. (4) 23 Brayden Gjere, Mabel, Minn.
3. (6) 67 Kyle Falck, Decorah, Iowa.
4. (8) 00 Blake Adams, McIntire, Iowa.
5. (7) 21 Andrew Borchardt, Plymouth, Iowa.
6. (3) 30 Chris Adams, McIntire, Iowa.
7. (5) 67 Darin Toot, Albert Lea, Minn.
8. (1) 2n Donovan Nunnikhoven, Sully, Iowa.

American Racer “B” Main #1 (12 laps, top 6 advance):
1. (1) 00 Blake Adams.
2. (3) 05 Brett Heeter, Kansas City, Kan.
3. (4) 44 Dillon Anderson, Decorah, Iowa.
4. (6) 2j Steve Jackson, Polk City, Iowa.
5. (9) 33 Kevin Donlan, Decorah, Iowa.
6. (2) 00 Andy Altenburg, Truman, Minn.
7. (5) 55 Derek Dettmann, Monroe, Iowa, $50.
8. (7) 1g Pat Graham, Ankeny, Iowa, $50.
9. (8) 60 Wyatt Medlin, Rockford, Iowa, $50.
10. (11) 21R Brandon Vogt, Rose Creek, Minn., $50.
11. (10) 121g Arlen Hoy, Marble Rock, Iowa, $50.

American Racer “B” Main #2 (12 laps, top 6 advance):
1. (1) 14m Brian Mahlstedt, Ionia, Iowa.
2. (7) 97 Lynn Panos, Calmar, Iowa.
3. (3) 21 Andrew Borchardt, Plymouth, Iowa.
4. (2) 14 Todd Staley, Webster City, Iowa.
5. (4) 11 Jake Lampert, Caledonia, Minn.
6. (6) 30 Chris Adams, McIntire, Iowa.
7. (9) 11 Jesse Brown, Nashua, Iowa.
8. (8) 67 Darin Toot, Albert Lea, Minn., $50.
9. (10) 2n Donovan Nunnikhoven, Sully, Iowa, $50.
10. (5) 55h Troy Hansmeier, Waukon, Iowa, $50.
11. (11) 87 Dylan Suhr, Waterloo, Iowa, $50.

Summit Racing Equipment “A” Main (20 laps):
1. (6) 15 Mitch Hovden, Decorah, Iowa, $725.
2. (2) 32 Derek Green, Granada, Minn., $520.
3. (8) 27 Shawn Peter, Mabel, Minn., $325.
4. (1) 23 Brayden Gjere, Mabel, Minn., $340.
5. (17) 44 Dillon Anderson, Decorah, Iowa, $530.
6. (4) 37 Pete Solum, Spring Grove, Minn., $240.
7. (10) 23m Matt Jones, Waukon, Iowa, $210.
8. (12) 9 Dean Cornelius, New Prague, Minn., $185.
9. (13) 00 Blake Adams, McIntire, Iowa, $110.
10. (21) 33 Kevin Donlan, Decorah, Iowa, $100.
11. (3) 00 Danny Cole, Lansing, Iowa, $95.
12. (11) 11k Darrin Korthals, Rock Rapids, Iowa, $150.
13. (18) 21 Andrew Borchardt, Plymouth, Iowa, $85.
14. (20) 14 Todd Staley, Webster City, Iowa, $135.
15. (16) 97 Lynn Panos, Calmar, Iowa, $125.
16. (25) 11 Jesse Brown, Nashua, Iowa, $75.
17. (24) 30 Chris Adams, McIntire, Iowa, $70.
18. (22) 11 Jake Lampert, Caledonia, Minn., $65.
19. (23) 00 Andy Altenburg, Truman, Minn., $60.
20. (19) 2j Steve Jackson, Polk City, Iowa, $60.
21. (15) 05 Brett Heeter, Kansas City, Kan., $60.
22. (5) 6 Danny Sacquitne, Decorah, Iowa, $60.
23. (14) 14m Brian Mahlstedt, Ionia, Iowa, $60.
24. (7) 24 Josh Zieman, Plymouth, Iowa, $60.
DQ – (9) 67 Kyle Falck, Decorah, Iowa, $0.

Lap Leaders: Gjere 1, Green 2-8, Falck 9-20.
Total Laps Led: Falck 12, Green 7, Gjere 1.Provisional Starter: Brown.
Entries: 34.
Next Race: Sunday, May 27, Upper Iowa Speedway, Decorah, Iowa.
Points Standings: Hovden 100, Green 95, Peter 91, Gjere 87, Anderson 84, Solum 81, Jones 78, Cornelius 76, Adams 74, Donlan 72.

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