DeFrance, Shipman, Michehl break through on Fan Appreciation Night at Hamilton County Speedway

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July 7, 2018

Out-Pace USRA B-Mod driver carries the American flag during the pre-race ceremonies on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at the Hamilton County Speedway driven by Spangler Automotive in Webstr City, Iowa.
Out-Pace USRA B-Mod driver carries the American flag during the pre-race ceremonies on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at the Hamilton County Speedway driven by Spangler Automotive in Webstr City, Iowa.

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

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 & 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 Saturday’s 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.

Next Saturday, July 14, is 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 & Cooling USRA B-Mods, Diamond in the Rough USRA Hobby Stocks and USRA Tuners.

Gates open at 5 p.m., the drivers meeting is at 6:50, hot laps begin at 7:10 and racing gets underway at 7:30 p.m. Spectator admission is $12 for adults, juniors (12-16) are $8 and kids (11 & under) get in for free. A Family Pack for two (2) adults and two (2) juniors is just $32 (save $8). Pit passes are $30 with youth (6-10) $20 and kids (5 & under) free.

The Hamilton County Speedway driven by Spangler Automotive is located off of US 20 at exit 140, then 1.2 miles north, then 0.5 mile east on Bank St., then 0.4 mile south on Bluff St. in Webster City, Iowa (1200 Bluff St, Webster City, IA 50595) at the historic Hamilton County Fairgrounds.

For more information, call (515) 832-6000 or check out www.HamiltonCoSpeedway.com. You can also get social on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RaceWebsterCity or Twitter at www.twitter.com/HamiltonCoSpeed (@HamiltonCoSpeed).

Opening in July 1910, the Hamilton County Speedway is the oldest speedway in the state of Iowa. In 1938, work began on the current location at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds. The semi-banked half-mile dirt track was completed in the spring of 1939, and the first races were held on the track in September of that year.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series
Fireworks + Fan Appreciation presented by D & B Agro-Systems
Hamilton County Speedway driven by Spangler Automotive, Webster City, Iowa
Saturday, July 7, 2018

Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver and hometown.

MALVERN BANK SUPER LATE MODELS

Heat #1:
1. (2) 15X Ryan Griffith, Webster City, Iowa.
2. (1) 99D Darrell DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa.
3. (5) 22 Charlie McKenna, Ames, Iowa.
4. (4) 91 Gabe Umbarger, Garner, Iowa.
5. (3) 2 Carey Umbarger, Garner, Iowa.
6. (6) 66 Todd Johnson, Mitchellville, Iowa.

Heat #2
1. (4) 76 Jason Hahne, Webster City, Iowa.
2. (1) 5 Rusty Patterson, Mason City, Iowa.
3. (2) 05 Paul Nagle, Nevada, Iowa.
4. (5) 87 Aric Becker, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
5. (3) 7 Jenna Johnson, Mitchellville, Iowa.

Feature:
1. (1) 99D Darrell DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, $600.
2. (2) 5 Rusty Patterson, Mason City, Iowa, $500.
3. (3) 15X Ryan Griffith, Webster City, Iowa, $400.
4. (7) 91 Gabe Umbarger, Garner, Iowa, $300.
5. (4) 05 Paul Nagle, Nevada, Iowa, $225.
6. (6) 76 Jason Hahne, Webster City, Iowa, $200.
7. (9) 2 Carey Umbarger, Garner, Iowa, $175.
8. (5) 87 Aric Becker, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, $150.
9. (11) 66 Todd Johnson, Mitchellville, Iowa, $140.
10. (10) 7 Jenna Johnson, Mitchellville, Iowa, $130.
11. (8) 22 Charlie McKenna, Ames, Iowa, $125.

OLSEN FAMILY USRA MODIFIEDS

Heat #1:
1. (2) 14E Chase Ellingson, Iowa Falls, Iowa.
2. (3) 3W Garett Wilson, Carlisle, Iowa.
3. (6) 8X Scott Olson, Blairsburg, Iowa.
4. (5) 7V Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa, Iowa.
5. (4) 00 Tristan Vesterby, Webster City, Iowa.
6. (1) 2 Jerid Ratzke, Webster City, Iowa.

Heat #2:
1. (3) 12 Mark Elliott, Webster City, Iowa.
2. (5) 00J J.D. Auringer, Evansdale, Iowa.
3. (1) 75 Christopher Elliott, Webster City, Iowa.
4. (2) 49J Jason Murray, Hartford, Iowa.
5. (6) 21 Ben Nading, Ankeny, Iowa.
6. (4) 35 Billy Crimmins, Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Feature:
1. (4) 00J J.D. Auringer, Evansdale, Iowa, $500.
2. (1) 8X Scott Olson, Blairsburg, Iowa, $450.
3. (8) 12 Mark Elliott, Webster City, Iowa, $350.
4. (6) 7V Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa, Iowa, $300.
5. (3) 49J Jason Murray, Hartford, Iowa, $250.
6. (7) 14E Chase Ellingson, Iowa Falls, Iowa, $200.
7. (2) 3W Garett Wilson, Carlisle, Iowa, $175.
8. (12) 35 Billy Crimmins, Fort Dodge, Iowa, $150.
9. (10) 21 Ben Nading, Ankeny, Iowa, $140.
10. (5) 75 Christopher Elliott, Webster City, Iowa, $190.
11. (9) 00 Tristan Vesterby, Webster City, Iowa, $120.
12. (11) 2 Jerid Ratzke, Webster City, Iowa, $125.

SENECA FOUNDRY USRA STOCK CARS

Heat #1:
1. (5) 87T Travis Shipman, Mason City, Iowa.
2. (1) 87 Dylan Suhr, Waterloo, Iowa.
3. (2) 4ORD Bob Sutherland, Blairsburg, Iowa.
4. (7) 2J Steve Jackson, Polk City, Iowa.
5. (3) 27 Jamie Anderson, Mason City, Iowa.
6. (6) 60 Wyatt Medlin, Rockford, Iowa.
7. (4) 14M Brian Mahlstedt, Ionia, Iowa.

Heat #2:
1. (2) 47 Parker Slagle, Eagle Grove, Iowa.
2. (1) 10 Justin Ades, Webster City, Iowa.
3. (4) 14 Todd Staley, Webster City, Iowa.
4. (3) 18 Roger Caquelin, Dows, Iowa.
5. (5) 59L Vince Loewen, Hubbard, Iowa.
6. (6) 66L Brent Lyman, Iowa Falls, Iowa.

Feature:
1. (3) 87T Travis Shipman, Mason City, Iowa, $400.
2. (4) 2J Steve Jackson, Polk City, Iowa, $300.
3. (1) 87 Dylan Suhr, Waterloo, Iowa, $250.
4. (6) 47 Parker Slagle, Eagle Grove, Iowa, $200.
5. (9) 27 Jamie Anderson, Mason City, Iowa, $175.
6. (12) 66L Brent Lyman, Iowa Falls, Iowa, $200.
7. (5) 4ORD Bob Sutherland, Blairsburg, Iowa, $130.
8. (10) 59L Vince Loewen, Hubbard, Iowa, $120.
9. (11) 60 Wyatt Medlin, Rockford, Iowa, $110.
10. (13) 14M Brian Mahlstedt, Ionia, Iowa, $100.
11. (2) 10 Justin Ades, Webster City, Iowa, $145.
12. (7) 14 Todd Staley, Webster City, Iowa, $50.
13. (8) 18 Roger Caquelin, Dows, Iowa, $100.

STEIN HEATING & COOLING USRA B-MODS

Heat #1:
1. (4) 99 Rocky Caudle, Ellsworth, Iowa.
2. (5) 4 Jason Bass, Fort Dodge, Iowa.
3. (2) 88N Nate Albrant, Thompson, Iowa.
4. (3) 52 Carter Koop, Rockwell, Iowa.
5. (7) 15A Carl Allbee, Grand Junction, Iowa.
6. (6) 19K Michael Kraft, Fort Dodge, Iowa.
7. (1) 88 Bryer McCoy, Webster City, Iowa.

Heat #2:
1. (1) 56 Ty Griffith, Webster City, Iowa.
2. (4) 66 Levi Chipp, Latimer, Iowa.
3. (6) 85T Brandon Toftee, Otho, Iowa.
4. (5) 1 Doug McCollough, Webster City, Iowa.
5. (3) T16 Taylor Elliott, Webster City, Iowa.
6. (2) 28 Autum Anderson, Mason City, Iowa.

Feature:
1. (3) 56 Ty Griffith, Webster City, Iowa, $400.
2. (4) 99 Rocky Caudle, Ellsworth, Iowa, $350.
3. (5) 85T Brandon Toftee, Otho, Iowa, $300.
4. (2) 1 Doug McCollough, Webster City, Iowa, $200.
5. (7) 66 Levi Chipp, Latimer, Iowa, $175.
6. (8) 4 Jason Bass, Fort Dodge, Iowa, $200.
7. (12) 28 Autum Anderson, Mason City, Iowa, $130.
8. (1) 88N Nate Albrant, Thompson, Iowa, $120.
9. (10) T16 Taylor Elliott, Webster City, Iowa, $110.
10. (13) 88 Bryer McCoy, Webster City, Iowa, $100.
11. (9) 15A Carl Allbee, Grand Junction, Iowa, $95.
12. (6) 52 Carter Koop, Rockwell, Iowa, $90.
13. (11) 19K Michael Kraft, Fort Dodge, Iowa, $85.

DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH USRA HOBBY STOCKS

Heat #1:
1. (2) 1 Derek Willert, Marble Rock, Iowa.
2. (6) X Tyler Schlumbohm, Sioux Falls, S.D.
3. (3) 3T Tommy Beekman, Otho, Iowa.
4. (4) 74 Matt Smith, Des Moines, Iowa.
5. (5) 4D Daniel Ayers, Webster City, Iowa.
6. (7) 05 Mark Kennedy, Webster City, Ia.
7. (8) 88N Nathan Parkhill, Webster City, Iowa.
8. (1) 10S Ray Stock Jr., Ankeny, Iowa.

Heat #2:
1. (2) 7B Eric Stanton, Carlisle, Iowa.
2. (3) 96R Jamie Songer, Ankeny, Iowa.
3. (4) 32 Tony Smidt, Britt, Iowa.
4. (5) 19 Bill Bonnett, Knoxville, Iowa.
5. (6) 42T Tyson Overton, Carlisle, Iowa.
6. (7) 89 Dakota Feickert, Webster City, Iowa.
7. (8) 18A Shane Aldinger, Iowa Falls, Iowa.
8. (1) 11G Jayden Glenn, Stratford, Iowa.

Heat #3:
1. (1) 6 Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa.
2. (2) 01F Jeff Fink, Denison, Iowa.
3. (4) 6 Dustin Gulbrandson, Sioux Falls, S.D.
4. (7) 21 Myles Michehl, Fort Dodge, Iowa.
5. (3) 88 Daniel Smith, Lake City, Iowa.
6. (5) 10D Bryan Derry, Collins, Iowa.
7. (6) 25T Tanner Redman, Blairsburg, Iowa.

Feature:
1. (2) 21 Myles Michehl, Fort Dodge, Iowa, $400.
2. (4) 6 Dustin Gulbrandson, Sioux Falls, S.D., $250.
3. (9) 6 Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, $200.
4. (12) 7B Eric Stanton, Carlisle, Iowa, $170.
5. (10) 96R Jamie Songer, Ankeny, Iowa, $140.
6. (15) 88 Daniel Smith, Lake City, Iowa, $120.
7. (5) 01F Jeff Fink, Denison, Iowa, $150.
8. (6) X Tyler Schlumbohm, Sioux Falls, S.D., $100.
9. (14) 42T Tyson Overton, Carlisle, Iowa, $95.
10. (20) 18A Shane Aldinger, Iowa Falls, Iowa, $90.
11. (18) 10D Bryan Derry, Collins, Iowa, $85.
12. (17) 89 Dakota Feickert, Webster City, Iowa, $80.
13. (19) 88N Nathan Parkhill, Webster City, Iowa, $80.
14. (21) 25T Tanner Redman, Blairsburg, Iowa, $80.
15. (3) 19 Bill Bonnett, Knoxville, Iowa, $80.
16. (7) 32 Tony Smidt, Britt, Iowa, $80.
17. (16) 05 Mark Kennedy, Webster City, Iowa, $80.
18. (13) 4D Daniel Ayers, Webster City, Iowa, $80.
19. (8) 3T Tommy Beekman, Otho, Iowa, $80.
20. (23) 11G Jayden Glenn, Stratford, Iowa, $80.
21. (1) 74 Matt Smith, Des Moines, Iowa, $120.
22. (11) 1 Derek Willert, Marble Rock, Iowa, $80.
23. (22) 10S Ray Stock Jr., Ankeny, Iowa, $120.

USRA TUNERS

Heat:
1. (1) 41 Matt Oberhelman, Fort Dodge, Iowa.
2. (2) 22A Tyler Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa.
3. (8) 9 Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn.
4. (7) 37 Ryan Bryant, Mason City, Iowa.
5. (5) 13J Justin Nielson, Luverne, Iowa.
6. (3) 11 Sam Umbarger, Garner, Iowa.
7. (4) 45 John Dahlsten, Pomeroy, Iowa.
8. (6) NO7 Brad Mayland, Britt, Iowa.
9. (9) 3 Jaime Staley, Webster City, Iowa.

Feature:
1. (3) 9 Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn., $125.
2. (2) 22A Tyler Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, $120.
3. (1) 41 Matt Oberhelman, Fort Dodge, Iowa, $85.
4. (4) 37 Ryan Bryant, Mason City, Iowa, $95.
5. (5) 13J Justin Nielson, Luverne, Iowa, $65.
6. (6) 11 Sam Umbarger, Garner, Iowa, $60.
7. (9) 3 Jamie Staley, Webster City, Iowa, $0.
8. (7) 45 John Dahlsten, Pomeroy, Iowa, $50.
9. (8) NO7 Brad Mayland, Britt, Iowa, $0.

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