Six racers win trophies, one fan wins Ford Mustang during Season Championships at Hamilton County Speedway

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August 25, 2018

Ryan Griffith won the Malvern Bank Super Late Model feture.
Ryan Griffith won the Malvern Bank Super Late Model feture.

Capping off the best season for the track in recent memory, the Hamilton County Speedway driven by Spangler Automotive hosted Season Championships on Saturday for competitors in six classes.

Ryan Griffith of Webster City steered his Malvern Bank Super Late Model into Integrity Trucking Victory Lane after scoring his second win of the season at the half-mile dirt oval.

Jason Hahne of Webster City came from fifth to claim the runner-up spot with Charlie McKenna of Ames, Darrell DeFrance of Marshalltown and Don Beckstrom of Carroll completing the top five.

DeFrance emerged as the division’s track champion for 2018.

Ethan Dotson of Bakersfield, Calif., also netted his second win of the season in the Olsen Family USRA Modifieds, holding off veteran Kelly Shryock of Fertile for the winner’s trophy.

Webster City’s Mark Elliott was third, Jason Murray of Hartford came home fourth and Nate Hughes of Humboldt raced to fifth after starting 12th on the grid.

Despite being caught up in a late-race crash with Scott Olson on Saturday, J.D. Auringer of Evansdale had already wrapped up the track points championship.

In the Seneca Foundry USRA Stock Cars, sixth-starting Jason Minnehan of Churdan scored his fourth triumph of the 2018 season, holding off Polk City’s Steve Jackson who started the feature race from the inside of the eighth row.

While Jackson secured the track title, Curt Hook of Ackley, Steve Mayer of Grundy Center and Josh Zieman of Plymouth rounded out the top five finishers.

A third driver made his second trip to the winner’s circle in the Stein Heating & Cooling USRA B-Mod feature when Tim Plummer of Norway parlayed the pole position into a win over Latimer’s Levi Chipp, who started next to Plummer on the front row.

Cory Van Zante of Sully grabbed third in his first visit to the track this year while points champ Ty Griffith of Webster City finished fourth ahead of the points runner-up, Doug McCollough of Webster City.

The Diamond in the Rough USRA Hobby Stock main event was a doozy with Chanse Hollatz of Clear Lake coming from the tenth starting spot to claim his fourth win of the season while Eric Stanton of Carlisle, who wrapped up his track championship one week ago, finished second after rolling off from the 12th position.

Daniel Ayers of Webster City, Seth Jansen of Ogden and Derek Willert of Marble Rock were third, fourth and fifth, respectively.

In the season finale for the USRA Tuners, Ryan Bryant of Mason City capped off his 2018 track championship with his fourth win of the year.

Oliver Monson of Clear Lake was second, Sam Umbarger of Garner nabbed third, Jeff McRunnels of Webster City (driving the D&B agro-Systems rent-a-ride) wound up fourth and Boone’s Myke Gorham completed the top five.

There was one more big winner on the night. Spangler Automotive’s Great Mustang Giveaway happened live at the track with ten finalists getting a key. The one that started the For Mustang was Tom Nicholson of Webster City. Congratulations, Tom, and thank you to our great sponsors for making this possible: People’s Credit Union, Hamilton County Speedway, Jerry Godble State Farm, Gilbert Flooring & Paint and Spangler Automotive.

One more event remains on the 2018 calendar when the Hamilton County Speedway driven by Spangler Automotive hosts the return of the Fall Futurity on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13. More details are forthcoming.

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. to the Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Webster City, Iowa. The physical address is 1200 Bluff St, Webster City, IA 50595.

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
United States Racing Association
Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series
Season Championships
Hamilton County Speedway driven by Spangler Automotive, Webster City, Iowa
Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018

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

MALVERN BANK SUPER LATE MODELS

Heat:
1. (3) 15X Ryan Griffith, Webster City, Iowa.
2. (8) 22 Charlie McKenna, Ames, Iowa.
3. (4) 99D Darrell DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa.
4. (9) 76 Jason Hahne, Webster City, Iowa.
5. (2) 33 Don Beckstrom, Carroll, Iowa.
6. (6) 17 Kirby Schultz, Albia, Iowa.
7. (5) 23 Paul Conrad, Colo, Iowa.
8. (1) 2 Carey Umbarger, Garner, Iowa.
9. (7) 05 Paul Nagle, Nevada, Iowa.

Feature:
1. (3) 15X Ryan Griffith, Webster City, Iowa, $600.
2. (5) 76 Jason Hahne, Webster City, Iowa, $450.
3. (6) 22 Charlie McKenna, Ames, Iowa, $350.
4. (1) 99D Darrell DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, $250.
5. (4) 33 Don Beckstrom, Carroll, Iowa, $225.
6. (8) 2 Carey Umbarger, Garner, Iowa, $200.
7. (2) 17 Kirby Schultz, Albia, Iowa, $175.
8. (7) 23 Paul Conrad, Colo, Iowa, $150.
DNS – 05 Paul Nagle, Nevada, Iowa, $75.

OLSEN FAMILY USRA MODIFIEDS

Heat #1:
1. (5) 12 Mark Elliott, Webster City, Iowa.
2. (6) 175 Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.
3. (1) 3W Garett Wilson, Carlisle, Iowa.
4. (3) 49J Jason Murray, Hartford, Iowa.
5. (8) 45H Jason Hickingbottom, Ogden, Iowa.
6. (7) 21B Jason Brees, Meriden, Iowa.
7. (2) 5D Devon Havlik, Iowa Falls, Iowa.
8. (4) 29 Ron Ver Beek, Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Heat #2:
1. (4) 3 Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa.
2. (1) 2 Jerid Ratzke, Webster City, Iowa.
3. (7) 00J J.D. Auringer, Evansdale, Iowa.
4. (2) 75 Christopher Elliott, Webster City, Iowa.
5. (5) 8X Scott Olson, Blairsburg, Iowa.
6. (3) 41 Nate Hughes, Humboldt, Iowa.
7. (6) 00 Tristan Vesterby, Webster City, Iowa.

Feature:
1. (3) 175 Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., $500.
2. (6) 3 Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, $400.
3. (5) 12 Mark Elliott, Webster City, Iowa, $350.
4. (2) 49J Jason Murray, Hartford, Iowa, $300.
5. (12) 41 Nate Hughes, Humboldt, Iowa, $250.
6. (13) 5D Devon Havlik, Iowa Falls, Iowa, $200.
7. (4) 2 Jerid Ratzke, Webster City, Iowa, $175.
8. (8) 75 Christopher Elliott, Webster City, Iowa, $150.
9. (14) 00 Tristan Vesterby, Webster City, Iowa, $140.
10. (11) 21B Jason Brees, Meriden, Iowa, $130.
11. (9) 3W Garett Wilson, Carlisle, Iowa, $120.
12. (1) 45H Jason Hickingbottom, Ogden, Iowa, $110.
13. (7) 8X Scott Olson, Blairsburg, Iowa, $105.
14. (10) 00J J.D. Auringer, Evansdale, Iowa, $100.
15. (15) 29 Ron Ver Beek, Oskaloosa, Iowa, $95.

SENECA FOUNDRY USRA STOCK CARS

Heat #1:
1. (5) 75 Curt Hook, Ackley, Iowa.
2. (3) 57 Dennis Plain, Fort Dodge, Iowa.
3. (4) 47 Parker Slagle, Eagle Grove, Iowa.
4. (1) 4ORD Bob Sutherland, Blairsburg, Iowa.
5. (2) 10 Justin Ades, Webster City, Iowa.
6. (8) C Chace Pruismann, Woolstock, Iowa.
7. (6) M1 Russ Byriel, Ankeny, Iowa.
8. (7) 2J Steve Jackson, Polk City, Iowa.

Heat #2:
1. (2) 24 Josh Zieman, Plymouth, Iowa.
2. (4) 94 Steve Mayer, Grundy Center, Iowa.
3. (6) 7 Jason Minnehan, Churdan, Iowa.
4. (5) 87 Dylan Suhr, Waterloo, Iowa.
5. (3) 66L Brent Lyman, Iowa Falls, Iowa.
6. (1) 59L Vincent Loewen, Hubbard, Iowa.
7. (7) 15 Allen Govig, Madrid, Iowa.

Feature:
1. (6) 7 Jason Minnehan, Churdan, Iowa, $400.
2. (15) 2J Steve Jackson, Polk City, Iowa, $300.
3. (10) 75 Curt Hook, Ackley, Iowa, $250.
4. (3) 94 Steve Mayer, Grundy Center, Iowa, $200.
5. (5) 24 Josh Zieman, Plymouth, Iowa, $175.
6. (7) 87 Dylan Suhr, Waterloo, Iowa, $150.
7. (11) C Chace Pruismann, Woolstock, Iowa, $130.
8. (8) 66L Brent Lyman, Iowa Falls, Iowa, $120.
9. (12) 59L Vincent Loewen, Hubbard, Iowa, $110.
10. (1) 4ORD Bob Sutherland, Blairsburg, Iowa, $100.
11. (2) 10 Justin Ades, Webster City, Iowa, $95.
12. (4) 57 Dennis Plain, Fort Dodge, Iowa, $90.
13. (14) 15 Allen Govig, Madrid, Iowa, $85.
14. (13) M1 Russ Byriel, Ankeny, Iowa, $80.
15. (9) 47 Parker Slagle, Eagle Grove, Iowa, $75.

STEIN HEATING & COOLING USRA B-MODS

Heat #1:
1. (1) 56 Ty Griffith, Webster City, Iowa.
2. (2) 66 Tim Plummer, Norway, Iowa.
3. (8) 66 Levi Chipp, Latimer, Iowa.
4. (7) 1 Doug McCollough, Webster City, Iowa.
5. (4) 10 Todd Hanson, Clear Lake, Iowa.
6. (5) 88N Nate Albrant, Thompson, Iowa.
7. (3) 32S Blair Simmons, Des Moines, Iowa.
8. (6) 88 Bryer McCoy, Webster City, Iowa.

Heat #2:
1. (6) 34Z Cory Van Zante, Sully, Iowa.
2. (3) 85T Brandon Toftee, Otho, Iowa.
3. (1) 10R Brandon Ratcliff, Kamrar, Iowa.
4. (5) 11 Paul Price, Iowa Falls, Iowa.
5. (7) T16 Taylor Elliott, Webster City, Iowa.
6. (2) 40 George Gilliland, Lehigh, Iowa.
7. (4) 26 Jason Carney, Boone, Iowa.
8. (8) 52 LaDon Sams, Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Feature:
1. (1) 66 Tim Plummer, Norway, Iowa, $400.
2. (2) 66 Levi Chipp, Latimer, Iowa, $300.
3. (5) 34Z Cory Van Zante, Sully, Iowa, $250.
4. (4) 56 Ty Griffith, Webster City, Iowa, $200.
5. (8) 1 Doug McCollough, Webster City, Iowa, $175.
6. (6) 10 Todd Hanson, Clear Lake, Iowa, $150.
7. (7) 11 Paul Price, Iowa Falls, Iowa, $130.
8. (14) 52 LaDon Sams, Fort Dodge, Iowa, $120.
9. (10) 88N Nate Albrant, Thompson, Iowa, $110.
10. (3) T16 Taylor Elliott, Webster City, Iowa, $100.
11. (9) 85T Brandon Toftee, Otho, Iowa, $95.
12. (12) 32S Blair Simmons, Des Moines, Iowa, $90.
13. (13) 88 Bryer McCoy, Webster City, Iowa, $85.
14. (11) 40 George Gilliland, Lehigh, Iowa, $80.
DNS – 10R Brandon Ratcliff, Kamrar, Iowa, $50.
DNS – 26 Jason Carney, Boone, Iowa, $50.

DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH USRA HOBBY STOCKS

Heat #1:
1. (1) 4D Daniel Ayers, Webster City, Iowa.
2. (4) 6 Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa.
3. (6) 85 Seth Jansen, Ogden, Iowa.
4. (3) 25T Tanner Redman, Blairsburg, Iowa.
5. (5) 88N Nathan Parkhill, Webster City, Iowa.
6. (2) 10A John Ades, Rippey, Iowa.
7. (7) 49 Brayden Henely, Webster City, Iowa.

Heat #2:
1. (2) 7B Eric Stanton, Carlisle, Iowa.
2. (4) 1 Derek Willert, Marble Rock, Iowa.
3. (1) 136 Tanner Green, Hampton, Iowa.
4. (3) 11G Jayden Glenn, Stratford, Iowa.
5. (5) 56 Jake Blau, Latimer, Iowa.
6. (6) 24 Kenny Hostetler, Jefferson, Iowa.

Heat #3:
1. (1) 96R Jamie Songer, Ankeny, Iowa.
2. (3) 74 Matt Smith, Des Moines, Iowa.
3. (4) 43T William Klosterman, Ackley, Iowa.
4. (5) 18A Shane Aldinger, Iowa Falls, Iowa.
5. (2) 10 Danny Sassman, Fort Dodge, Iowa.
6. (6) 3JK Josh Keller, Toledo, Iowa.

Feature:
1. (10) 6 Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, $300.
2. (12) 7B Eric Stanton, Carlisle, Iowa, $250.
3. (3) 4D Daniel Ayers, Webster City, Iowa, $200.
4. (6) 85 Seth Jansen, Ogden, Iowa, $170.
5. (8) 1 Derek Willert, Marble Rock, Iowa, $140.
6. (11) 74 Matt Smith, Des Moines, Iowa, $120.
7. (7) 18A Shane Aldinger, Iowa Falls, Iowa, $110.
8. (15) 10 Danny Sassman, Fort Dodge, Iowa, $100.
9. (4) 136 Tanner Green, Hampton, Iowa, $95.
10. (1) 43T William Klosterman, Ackley, Iowa, $90.
11. (13) 88N Nathan Parkhill, Webster City, Iowa, $85.
12. (16) 10A John Ades, Rippey, Iowa, $80.
13. (17) 24 Kenny Hostetler, Jefferson, Iowa, $75.
14. (18) 49 Brayden Henely, Webster City, Iowa, $70.
15. (9) 25T Tanner Redman, Blairsburg, Iowa, $65.
16. (2) 11G Jayden Glenn, Stratford, Iowa, $60.
17. (5) 96R Jamie Songer, Ankeny, Iowa, $60.
18. (14) 56 Jake Blau, Latimer, Iowa, $60.
DNS – 3JK Josh Keller, Toledo, Iowa, $40.

USRA TUNERS

Heat:
1. (4) 37 Ryan Bryant, Mason City, Iowa.
2. (5) 11 Sam Umbarger, Garner, Iowa.
3. (1) NO7 Brad Mayland, Britt, Iowa.
4. (6) 5 Oliver Monson, Clear Lake, Iowa.
5. (2) G12 Myke Gorham, Boone, Iowa.
6. (3) 45 John Dahlsten, Pomeroy, Iowa.
7. (7) 3 Jeff McRunnels, Webster City, Iowa.

Feature:
1. (1) 37 Ryan Bryant, Mason City, Iowa, $125.
2. (3) 5 Oliver Monson, Clear Lake, Iowa, $100.
3. (2) 11 Sam Umbarger, Garner, Iowa, $85.
4. (5) 3 Jeff McRunnels, Webster City, Iowa, $0.
5. (4) G12 Myke Gorham, Boone, Iowa, $65.
DNS – NO7 Brad Mayland, Britt, Iowa, $20.
DNS – 45 John Dahlsten, Pomeroy, Iowa, $20.

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