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Mitch Hovden roars around the track in Stock Car #15. CRAIG MOORHEAD/Bluff Country Newspapers
Mitch Hovden roars around the track in Stock Car #15. CRAIG MOORHEAD/Bluff Country Newspapers
Tuesday, July 07, 2015 11:15 AM
 

          Three members of the Hovden family — a pair of brothers and a cousin — collected checkered flags in the Upper Iowa Speedway racing series last week.

  • Hovdens achieve family hat trick at UIS races July 2
     

              Three members of the Hovden family — a pair of brothers and a cousin — collected checkered flags in the Upper Iowa Speedway racing series last week.

     
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    One of the strongest pillars of the Twins organization is almost unknown to the general public. He is known, however, to thousands of folks who, since 1985, have purchased season tickets or have been group leaders for their companies or organizations and have planned group outings to watch the Twins play ball. Call him on his phone, and you will hear a magnificent set of pipes, with a warm, friendly voice answering: “Scott O’Connell here!”

     
  •   Caledonia native John Griffin collected checkered flag number two at Decorah, Iowa's Upper Iowa Speedway last weekend. He leads the popular Mod Lites class – one of five types of cars competing for season points at UIS. 
  • Upper Iowa Speedway ushers in new class
     

    A brand-new class of racecars rumbled onto the Upper Iowa Speedway clay oval in Decorah last weekend — the Limited Late Model Class.

     
  • The banked clay oval at Upper Iowa Speedway roared to life again last weekend. The May 9 date was the second race of the 2015 points series, featuring five classes of wheel-to-wheel quarter-mile action. 
  • UIS wraps up the season by Craig Moorhead

        Eli Hershberger of Mabel and Jay Menink of Harmony finished second and third in their respective classes as the racing season came to a close at Decorah.

     
  • Upper Iowa Speedway action heated up last weekend with races in Decorah, Iowa, on Saturday and Cresco, Iowa, on Sunday. The same three drivers took the top three spots in the Mod Lites class on both evenings, albeit in different order. 
  • Walk-off homer caps championship run
    With the Canton Men's Softball League championship already in the bag, Larson Well Drilling ended the regular season in dramatic fashion with Matt Erickson's walk-off home run. 
  • A Legion baseball retrospective
    ...it was a rewarding year with players' continuous improvement, exciting games, and something no one would have imagined—success in the district tournament with a legitimate shot at moving on to state. 
  • Cresco, Decorah speedways ready for double feature
    Racing fans enjoyed five classes of dirt-digging action at Cresco Speedway on Sunday, August 10, as the Upper Iowa Speedway series visited that city once again. 
  • Caledonia driver wins at Decorah
    John Griffin of Caledonia took the pole position in Saturday’s Mod-Lites feature, then held off the field to secure his first checkered flag of the season in the Upper Iowa Speedway series. 
  • Rushford driver tears up the track
    Another round of competition at Cresco Speedway marked the 10th installment in the 2014 Upper Iowa Speedway series on July 27. Fans enjoyed five classes of action on a mild summer evening. 
  • Hovden scores four, vies for lead in UIS series
    Winneshiek County Fair races tore up the dirt at the Upper Iowa Speedway on July 10
  • Points leader Luhman repeats; Mensink, Lerch triumph, too
    The ninth race in the Upper Iowa Speedway season series shifted to Cresco Speedway on Sunday, July 20. 
  • Hometown drivers win three Decorah races
    Near-perfect weather greeted racing fans when the Upper Iowa Speedway points series returned to Decorah, Iowa on June 21. 
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