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Five celebrate in victory lane as Hamilton County Speedway celebrates 2020 graduates

Great American Stock Car Shootout set for tonight and Wednesday

John Gill of Marshalltown celebrates in victory lane after winning the MyRacePass USRA Tuner feature at the Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City on Saturday. Also pictured is Todd Staley. Jodie Casey Photography

WEBSTER CITY — The Hamilton County Speedway driven by Spangler Automotive saluted the 2020 high school graduates Saturday night with another thrilling round of Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series action on the racetrack.

Olsen Family USRA Modifieds saw Webster City’s Mark Elliott get the victory over defending track champion J.D. Auringer of Waterloo who came from 10th on the starting grid. Duke Erickson of Sioux Falls, S.D., was third, Ben Nading of Ankeny came from ninth to fourth and Carey Umbarger of Mason City completed the top five.

Jesse Brown of Nashua got his first taste of victory this season in the Seneca Foundry USRA Stock Cars. Last year’s track champ, Reid Keller of Webster City, settled for the runner-up paycheck while Bill Crimmins of Fort Dodge, polesitter Bob Sutherland of Blairsburg and John Campbell of Belmond rounded out the top five.

Another 2019 track champion, Ty Griffith of Webster City, was able to find his way into Integrity Trucking Victory Lane in the Stein Heating & Cooling USRA B-Mods. Dustin Steinbrink of Austin, Minn., nailed down a second-place finish while Jason Bass of Fort Dodge, Brandon Toftee of Otho and Doug McCollough of Webster City were third, fourth and fifth, respectively.

Diamond in the Rough USRA Hobby Stocks welcomed Jeremy Crimmins of Fort Dodge to the winners circle as he fended off the challenges from the two most prolific racers of 2020 so far — Scott Dobel of Manly and defending national champion Eric Stanton of Carlisle — for the win. Bryce Sommerfeld of Fort Dodge was fourth. Webster City’s Roger Haupt crossed the finish line fifth.

John Gill of Marshalltown celebrated a wire-to-wire win in the main event for the MyRacePass USRA Tuners. Ryan Bryant of Mason City settled for second place with Alex Hayes of Lone Tree taking third. Another Lone Tree racer, Ryan Havel, was fourth and Jade Lange of Humboldt rounded out the top five.

Great American

Stock Car Shootout

The dust will have barely settled on the historic Hamilton County Speedway driven by Spangler Automotive when the lights shine brightly again this evening and Wednesday for the Great American Stock Car Shootout.

Every racer will have the chance to pocket some serious cash and every racer will be part of the King of the Hill race. All drivers in all three classes (Seneca Foundry USRA Stock Cars, Stein Heating & Cooling USRA B-Mods and Diamond in the Rough USRA Hobby Stocks) will run two heat races from two different starting spots on Tuesday.

The event will put the spotlight on the best of the best in each divisions, with Stock Cars and B-Mods competing for valuable points in the Christie Door Company Iron Man Challenge.

Passing points will be used and the top 12 drivers will be locked into a Dash for Cash to determine the lineup for the first six rows of the Wednesday night’s main events. The remainder go to Last Chance Races on Wednesday.

Feature Race Results

Hamilton County Speedway

Saturday

Olsen Family USRA Modifieds

1. Mark Elliott; 2. J.D. Auringer; 3. Duke Erickson; 4. Ben Nading; 5. Carey Umbarger; 6. Chase Ellingson; 7. Scott Olson; 8. Nate Hughes; 9. Jesse Ely; 10. Garett Wilson; 11. Ben Kraus; 12. Jeffery MacRunnel; 13. Devon Havlik.

Seneca Foundry USRA Stock Cars

1. Jesse Brown; 2. Reid Keller; 3. Bill Crimmins; 4. Bob Sutherland; 5. John Campbell; 6. Philip Holtz; 7. Todd Staley; 8. Coy Van Hauen; 9. Parker Slagle; 10. Justin Ades; 11. Dylan Suhr; 12. Travis Shipman; 13. Jesse Olson; 14. Nathan Ely.

Stein Heating & Cooling

USRA B-Mods

1. Ty Griffith; 2. Dustin Steinbrink; 3. Jason Bass; 4. Brandon Toftee; 5. Doug McCollough; 6. Rocky Caudle; 7. Bryer McCoy; 8. Jeremiah Reed; 9. Lucas Jones; 10. Damion Elliott; 11. George Gilliland; 12. LaDon Sams; 13. Levi Chipp.

Diamond in the Rough

USRA Hobby Stocks

1. Jeremy Crimmins; 2. Scott Dobel; 3. Eric Stanton; 4. Bryce Sommerfeld; 5. Roger Haupt; 6. Justin Lichty; 7. Bill Bonnett; 8. Danny Sassman; 9. John Ades; 10. Daniel Ayers; 11. Tanner Green; 12. Sam Umbarger; 13. Tanner Redman; 14. Riley Crimmins; 15. Lincoln Miller.

MyRacePass USRA Tuners

1. John Gill; 2. Ryan Bryant; 3. Alex Hayes; 4. Ryan Havel; 5. Jade Lange; 6. Brad Havel; 7. Jaedon Erickson; 8. Matt Oberhelman; 9. Cody Pontious; 10. Austin Jones; 11. Danny Robinson; 12. John Dahlsten.

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