April 29, 2014

Falck, Crapser claim USRA Iron Man Challenge checkers at Bloomfield


Kyle Falck (USRA Stock Cars) and Cory Crapser (USRA B-Mods) captured the feature wins Friday night as the Iron Man Challenge invaded the Bloomfield Speedway.
      On the heels of two straight wins to open the 2014 campaign, Tom Schmitt took command at the start of the 20-lap USRA Stock Car main event.
      The 2012 Iron Man champ relinquished the top spot to Falck on lap 5 only to regain the lead two laps later.
      It was another short-lived stint, however, as defending Iron Man Challenge champion Mitch Hovden took command just before the race’s halfway point.
      With three laps to go, Hovden was solidly in control when he bounced through a rough patch on the 3/8-mile clay oval and nearly sent his machine onto its side.
      Before he could regain his momentum, Hovden was fourth and Falck was the new leader.
      Falck went on to claim the $750 top prize with Mike Hughes, Dillon Anderson, Hovden and Jerry Pilcher following in second through fifth.
      Schmitt held on to finish sixth.
      A short but stout field of USRA B-Mods were on hand, with Dan Wheeler getting the jump at the drop of the green flag.
      Slowly but surely, Crapser reeled in Wheeler and the defending Iron Man titlist took command on lap 8.
      Crapser paced wheeler to the checkered flag eight laps later to garner the $600 first-place money while Carter VanDenBerg, Jim Gillenwater and Jared Timmerman made up the first five to the finish line.
United States Racing Association
USRA Weekly Racing Series/Iron Man Challenge
Bloomfield Speedway
Friday’s Results
USRA Stock Cars
Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Kyle Falck, Decorah; 2. Mike Hughes, Oskaloosa; 3. Riley Newton, Bloomfield; 4. Chris Hawkins, Bloomfield; 5. Philip Wernert, Galesville, Wis.; 6. Danny Sacquitne, Decorah.
Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Mitch Hovden, Decorah; 2. Tom Schmitt, Independence; 3. Todd Staley, Webster City; 4. Jake Newman, Smithville, Mo.; 5. Doug Sylvester, Ottumwa; 6. Brad Egbert, Bloomfield.

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