Season leaders dominate
in late season countdown
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 7:47 AM
Iowan Dillon Anderson won the Stock Cars feature at Upper Iowa Speedway in Decorah, Iowa, on Aug. 17.
Car no. 44 Dillon Anderson and no. 15 Mitch Hovden racing Stock Cars at Upper Iowa Speedway.
He was followed across the finish line by Mitch Hovden of Decorah, Danny Cole Jr. of Lansing, Iowa, and Derek Dettmann of Monona, Iowa. Jake Ludeking of Decorah took fifth while sixth went to Pete Solum of Spring Grove.
After 11 race dates, the same three top finishers hold the selfsame places on the leader board. Anderson is first with 993 points. Hovden is second (943) while Cole is third at 887.
Hobby Stocks found four Decorah drivers in leading positions as the checkered flag fell. Adam Cline won followed by Steve Larson, Joshua Ludeking and Robert Anderson. Steve Dwyer of La Crosse, Wis., took fifth. Harmony driver Chad Olson was seventh while Adam Sveen of Lanesboro took eighth.
Larson is first on the points tally, breaking the millennium mark this week at 1006. Cline checks in for second at 972. Ludeking stands at 960.
The four-cylinder Hornets class feature was won by Iowan Steve McAllen with Paul Seabrooke of Elgin, Iowa, taking second. John LeJeune of La Crosse was third. Fourth went to Ryan Ayers of Decorah while fifth was snagged by Brandon Torkelson of Elgin. Spring Grove's Luke Onstad took seventh while eighth went to Breanna Lee of Mabel. Harmony drivers Jay Mensink and David Lenz took 10th and 11th, respectively.
Seabrooke tops the leader board at 1032 points followed by LeJeune (998) and Ayers (900).
A strong field of Mod Lites lined up for the feature. When the whine of 600cc engines subsided, Joe Provinzino of Chanhassen, Minn., had a checkered flag. Todd Kiehne of Harmony took second followed by Curt Luhmann of Rushford. Caledonia driver John Griffin took fourth followed by David Benke of Winona. Corey Whalen of Harmony was seventh. Eli Hershberger of Mabel finished 15th.
Kiehne holds first place for the year so far at 897. Griffin is second with 850 points followed by Cole Denner of New Hampton, at 827.
The B-Mods class was won by Troy Hovey of Decorah. Second place went to Jeremy Schaufenbuel of New Hampton, Iowa, followed by Jon VanMinsel of Spring Grove, Dan Hovden of Decorah and Chris Weigert of New Hampton, Iowa. Spring Grove driver Casey Knutson was ninth while Caledonia entrants Joe Rask, Grey Skauge and Taylor Knutson took 12th, 13th and 15th, respectively.
Hovey also leads for the year at 1026 points. Hovden is second with 968 while VanMinsel is third at 938.
The next weekly points race is Saturday, Aug. 24. Hot laps begin at 6 p.m. with racing at 6:30. Kids 12 and under will be able to get a ride from their favorite driving during intermission of this race.
On Aug. 31, the local season championships will be held while Sept. 28 will feature a visit from the United States Racing Association's Iron Man Championships for Stock Cars and B-Mods. Support classes on that date include Hobby Stocks and 600 Mod Lites.