DeFrance, Auringer, Shipman, Griffith, Michehl and Coopman winners on Fan Appreciation Night at HCS

Webster City driver Ty Griffith hits the track while displaying an American flag at the Hamilton County Speedway on Saturday. Griffith went on to claim the $400 winner’s check in the Stein Heating and Cooling USRA B-Mod feature later in the evening. It was his second main event victory of the season. Photo/Jodie Casey

WEBSTER CITY — With fireworks on the track, a full grandstand was on hand for Fan Appreciation Night presented by D and B Agro-Systems and fireworks in the sky following the final checkered flag Saturday at the Hamilton County Speedway driven by Spangler Automotive.

The Malvern Bank Super Late Models had their best car count of the season and points leader Darrell DeFrance of Marshalltown had his best finish of the season in taking down the victory — his first under the USRA banner. Rusty Patterson was a close second at the finish line, followed by Ryan Griffith, Gabe Umbarger and Paul Nagle.

In the Olsen Family USRA Modifieds, Evansdale’s J.D. Auringer secured his fourth feature win of the 2018 campaign by holding off polesitter Scott Olson and eighth-starting Mark Elliott. Carter VanDenBerg claimed the fourth spot and Jason Murray rounded out the top five.

Travis Shipman of Mason City broke through to earn his first Seneca Foundry USRA Stock Car win of the year and became the sixth different winner in seven weekly shows for the full-fendered division. Veteran Steve Jackson was second while polesitter and early leader Dylan Suhr was third. Parker Slagle and Jamie Anderson wound up fourth and fifth, respectively.

Stein Heating and Cooling USRA B-Mod action saw Webster City’s Ty Griffith motor to his second win of the season to pocket the $400 winner’s share of the prize money. Rocky Caudle came up one spot short of registering his third win while Brandon Toftee, Doug McCollough and Levi Chipp completed the top five.

Myles Michehl of Fort Dodge nabbed his first Diamond in the Rough USRA Hobby Stock win of the season and broke the stranglehold that Chance Hollatz and Eric Stanton held on Integrity Trucking Victory Lane. Hollatz, who has three wins to his credit, finished third behind Michehl and four-time USRA national champ Dustin Gulbrandson while Stanton — a four-time Hamilton County Speedway feature winner this season — held off tenth-starting Jamie Songer for fourth in the main event.

Nate Coopman dominated the USRA Tuner feature. The current USRA national points leader from Mankato, Minn., picked up his fourth win of the season over Tyler Thompson, Matt Oberhelman, Ryan Bryant and Justin Nielson.

This Saturday will be the inaugural running of “The Gambler” at the Hamilton County Speedway driven by Spangler Automotive. The program will feature Malvern Bank Super Late Models plus Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series action in the Olsen Family USRA Modifieds, Seneca Foundry USRA Stock Cars, Stein Heating and Cooling USRA B-Mods, Diamond in the Rough USRA Hobby Stocks and USRA Tuners.

Gates will open at 5 p.m., the drivers meeting will be at 6:50 p.m., hot laps are scheduled for 7:10 p.m. and racing will get underway at 7:30 p.m.

Spectator admission is $12 for ages 17 and older, 12 to 16 years old is $8, and 11 and under is free.

Feature Results

USRA TUNERS

1. (3) 9 Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn., $125.

2. (2) 22A Tyler Thompson, Sioux City, $120.

3. (1) 41 Matt Oberhelman, Fort Dodge, $85.

4. (4) 37 Ryan Bryant, Mason City, $95.

5. (5) 13J Justin Nielson, Luverne, $65.

6. (6) 11 Sam Umbarger, Garner, $60.

7. (9) 3 Jamie Staley, Webster City, $0.

8. (7) 45 John Dahlsten, Pomeroy, $50.

9. (8) NO7 Brad Mayland, Britt, $0.

DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH USRA HOBBY STOCKS

1. (2) 21 Myles Michehl, Fort Dodge, $400.

2. (4) 6 Dustin Gulbrandson, Sioux Falls, S.D., $250.

3. (9) 6 Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, $200.

4. (12) 7B Eric Stanton, Carlisle, $170.

5. (10) 96R Jamie Songer, Ankeny, $140.

6. (15) 88 Daniel Smith, Lake City, $120.

7. (5) 01F Jeff Fink, Denison, $150.

8. (6) X Tyler Schlumbohm, Sioux Falls, S.D., $100.

9. (14) 42T Tyson Overton, Carlisle, $95.

10. (20) 18A Shane Aldinger, Iowa Falls, $90.

11. (18) 10D Bryan Derry, Collins, $85.

12. (17) 89 Dakota Feickert, Webster City, $80.

13. (19) 88N Nathan Parkhill, Webster City, $80.

14. (21) 25T Tanner Redman, Blairsburg, $80.

15. (3) 19 Bill Bonnett, Knoxville, $80.

16. (7) 32 Tony Smidt, Britt, $80.

17. (16) 05 Mark Kennedy, Webster City, $80.

18. (13) 4D Daniel Ayers, Webster City, $80.

19. (8) 3T Tommy Beekman, Otho, $80.

20. (23) 11G Jayden Glenn, Stratford, $80.

21. (1) 74 Matt Smith, Des Moines, $120.

22. (11) 1 Derek Willert, Marble Rock, $80.

23. (22) 10S Ray Stock Jr., Ankeny $120.

STEIN HEATING & COOLING

USRA B-MODS

1. (3) 56 Ty Griffith, Webster City, $400.

2. (4) 99 Rocky Caudle, Ellsworth, $350.

3. (5) 85T Brandon Toftee, Otho, $300.

4. (2) 1 Doug McCollough, Webster City, $200.

5. (7) 66 Levi Chipp, Latimer, $175.

6. (8) 4 Jason Bass, Fort Dodge, $200.

7. (12) 28 Autum Anderson, Mason City, $130.

8. (1) 88N Nate Albrant, Thompson, $120.

9. (10) T16 Taylor Elliott, Webster City, $110.

10. (13) 88 Bryer McCoy, Webster City, $100.

11. (9) 15A Carl Allbee, Grand Junction, $95.

12. (6) 52 Carter Koop, Rockwell, $90.

13. (11) 19K Michael Kraft, Fort Dodge, $85.

SENECA FOUNDRY

USRA STOCK CARS

1. (3) 87T Travis Shipman, Mason City, $400.

2. (4) 2J Steve Jackson, Polk City, $300.

3. (1) 87 Dylan Suhr, Waterloo, $250.

4. (6) 47 Parker Slagle, Eagle Grove, $200.

5. (9) 27 Jamie Anderson, Mason City, $175.

6. (12) 66L Brent Lyman, Iowa Falls, $200.

7. (5) 4ORD Bob Sutherland, Blairsburg, $130.

8. (10) 59L Vince Loewen, Hubbard, $120.

9. (11) 60 Wyatt Medlin, Rockford, $110.

10. (13) 14M Brian Mahlstedt, Ionia, $100.

11. (2) 10 Justin Ades, Webster City, $145.

12. (7) 14 Todd Staley, Webster City, $50.

13. (8) 18 Roger Caquelin, Dows, $100.

OLSEN FAMILY USRA MODIFIEDS

1. (4) 00J J.D. Auringer, Evansdale, $500.

2. (1) 8X Scott Olson, Blairsburg, $450.

3. (8) 12 Mark Elliott, Webster City, $350.

4. (6) 7V Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa, $300.

5. (3) 49J Jason Murray, Hartford, $250.

6. (7) 14E Chase Ellingson, Iowa Falls, $200.

7. (2) 3W Garett Wilson, Carlisle, $175.

8. (12) 35 Billy Crimmins, Fort Dodge, $150.

9. (10) 21 Ben Nading, Ankeny, $140.

10. (5) 75 Christopher Elliott, Webster City, $190.

11. (9) 00 Tristan Vesterby, Webster City, $120.

12. (11) 2 Jerid Ratzke, Webster City, $125.

MALVERN BANK

SUPER LATE MODELS

1. (1) 99D Darrell DeFrance, Marshalltown, $600.

2. (2) 5 Rusty Patterson, Mason City, $500.

3. (3) 15X Ryan Griffith, Webster City, $400.

4. (7) 91 Gabe Umbarger, Garner, $300.

5. (4) 05 Paul Nagle, Nevada, $225.

6. (6) 76 Jason Hahne, Webster City, $200.

7. (9) 2 Carey Umbarger, Garner, $175.

8. (5) 87 Aric Becker, Cedar Rapids, $150.

9. (11) 66 Todd Johnson, Mitchellville, $140.

10. (10) 7 Jenna Johnson, Mitchellville, $130.

11. (8) 22 Charlie McKenna, Ames, $125.

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