Stock Car Nationals Set For Deer Creek SpeedwayCole Queensland
Spring Valley, MN
By: Todd Narveson
The inaugural USRA Stock Car Nationals presented by Kid’s Dreams Come True will take place at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota on Saturday, September 14. This mega event will feature the American Racer USRA Stock Cars and the Cook Racing Supplies USRA Hobby Stocks racing for a big pot of money.
The USRA Stock Cars will battle it out for a $2000 to win and $300 to start feature event. Non qualifiers in the Stock Cars will receive $200 tow money and there is a $100 entry fee. The USRA Hobby Stocks will race in a $1000 to win and $150 to start main event. Hobby Stock non-qualifiers will receive $100 tow money and they have a $50 entry fee for the event.
The USRA Stock Cars have competed in 27-shows at Deer Creek. Dan Christopher of Decorah, Iowa was the first winner on September 20, 2003. Mitch Hovden of Decorah, Iowa leads the way with seven feature wins. Tom Schmitt has four wins while Kyle Falck has three. Jake Masters and Lynn Panos both have two main event wins. Pete Solum, Derek Green, Scott Bauer, Kevin Donlan, Steve Jackson, Shawn Peter, Matt Jones and Elijah Zevenbergen all have a single win.
The USRA Hobby Stocks have competed in three shows, but it has been 15-years since that has happened. Adam Speicher of Fredericksburg, IA was the inaugural winner back on September 19, 2002. Vince Corbin of Blaine won on September 20, 2003 and Chris Speicher of Fredericksburg, IA won on September 21, 2004.
On race day, pit gates open at 3:00 p.m., the grandstand gates will open at 4:00 p.m. Hot laps are at 5:30 p.m., a pit meeting will take place at 5:45 p.m. and racing will commence at 6:00 p.m.
The event is being presented by Kids’ Dreams Come True, a volunteer driven organization seeking to bring happiness and joy to children with life-threatening illnesses in Southeastern Minnesota.
Their goal is to raise funds through donations and events to fulfill dreams of local children, all in an effort to give them and their families a brief respite from the stresses that come from living with and being treated for progressive, degenerative or malignant illnesses.
By providing these children with longed-for items or events they hope to give them an enduring memory. To ensure the children benefit the most from their efforts, funds will not be given directly to the recipients for their own personal use or medical expenses but arrangements will be made or items purchased and paid for through Kids’ Dreams Come True. To find out more please visit their website at www.kidsdreamscometrue.com
The Deer Creek Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval which sits on 60 acres south of Rochester, MN with one of America’s most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and an adjoining campground. For more information on the schedule or tickets for upcoming events go online at www.deercreekspeedway.com or by calling the track office at 1-800-DCS-RACE. Make sure to like our Facebook page or follow the speedway on Twitter.