Smith soars to River’s Edge Scrap Management Shootout victory at Lakeside Speedway

USRAKANSAS CITY, Kan. (July 13) – Brad Smith of Belton, Mo., captured his second Iron Man Challenge victory of the 2012 season Friday as the USRA B-Mods made their debut at the legendary Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.

Presented by River’s Edge Scrap Management, the main event featured 23 top-flight drivers and their machines in a 20-lap battle for a $500 top prize.

Hometown favorite Nick Newton took the lead from the pole position, but his reign was short-lived as Smith took the lead with a pass on Newton’s outside as the leaders came to the flagstand to complete lap 4.

After an early caution slowed the pace on the first lap of the race, the remaining 19 circuits went off without a yellow flag as Smith roared to his second win in his third start with Newton trailing in the runner-up spot at the finish line.

Points leader Trevor Hunt of Liberty, Mo., clawed his way to a third-place finish after starting eighth on the grid while Steve McDowell of Independence, Mo., and Ben Kates of Tonganoxie, Kan., rounded out the top 5 finishers.

Sixth through tenth in the final rundown went to Bryan Rigsby, Mike Ryun, veteran Gene Claxton, Jake Richards and 20th-starting Dylan Book.

The Iron Man Challenge returns to action with a pair of events next week for the USRA B-Mods as they accompany the USMTS Modifieds to Raceway Park in Jefferson, S.D., on Thursday, July 19, and then cross the border to battle at the Nobles County Speedway in Worthington, Minn., on Sunday, July 22.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
American Racer USRA Weekly Racing Series
Industrial Material Surplus Iron Man Challenge
Lakeside Speedway, Kansas City, Kan.
Friday, July 13, 2012

Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown and money won. All heat race finishers advanced to the “A” Main with the top 8 redrawing for starting positions.

USRA B-MODS

Heat #1 (8 laps):
1. (3) 23K Ben Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.
2. (2) 21L Matt Lettow, Roland, Iowa.
3. (6) 99 Brad Smith, Belton, Mo.
4. (8) 12 Bryan Rigsby, Topeka, Kan.
5. (4) 20t Mike Tanner, Kansas City, Mo.
6. (1) 80 Tyee Parrott, Kansas City, Mo.
7. (5) 21K Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.
8. (7) 11 Mike Higley, Tecumseh, Kan.

Heat #2 (8 laps):
1. (1) 3J Joe Pete, Kansas City, Mo.
2. (6) 3X3 Nick Newton, Kansas City, Kan.
3. (5) 21C Chad Clancy, Smithville, Mo.
4. (2) 7+ Jared Timmerman, Norwalk, Iowa.
5. (4) 22G Steve Goodman, Meriden, Kan.
6. (7) B Dylan Book, Adel, Iowa.
7. (3) 93 Shelby Calderwood, Topeka, Kan.

Heat #3 (8 laps):
1. (3) 99H Trevor Hunt, Liberty, Mo.
2. (1) 72 David Samuels, Tecumseh, Kan.
3. (2) 51M Mike Ryun, Pleasant Valley, Mo.
4. (6) 14w Bobbie Wood, Rayville, Mo.
5. (5) 1D D.J. DeMotte, Kansas City, Kan.
6. (7) 8 Terry Bruner, Olathe, Kan.
7. (4) 4D Jake Richards, Kansas City, Mo.

Heat #4 (8 laps):
1. (1) 22 Steve McDowell, Independence, Mo.
2. (4) 42 Gene Claxton, Kansas City, Kan.
3. (6) 1M Brian Murphy, Topeka, Kan.
4. (5) 06 Keith Cobb, Smithville, Mo.
5. (3) 66M Kerry Davis, Parkville, Mo.
6. (7) 98 Richard Jameson, Independence, Mo.
7. (2) 74 Rodney Schweizer, Kansas City, Kan.

“B” Main (10 laps, top 8 advance):
1. (11) 4D Jake Richards, Kansas City, Mo.
2. (2) 22G Steve Goodman, Meriden, Kan.
3. (6) 8 Terry Bruner, Olathe, Kan.
4. (5) B Dylan Book, Adel, Iowa.
5. (1) 20t Mike Tanner, Kansas City, Mo.
6. (12) 74 Rodney Schweizer, Kansas City, Kan.
7. (4) 66M Kerry Davis, Parkville, Mo.
8. (10) 93 Shelby Calderwood, Topeka, Kan.
9. (7) 98 Richard Jameson, Independence, Mo., $50.
10. (8) 80 Tyee Parrott, Kansas City, Mo., $50.
11. (3) 1D D.J. DeMotte, Kansas City, Kan., $50.
12. (9) 21K Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., $50.
13. (13) 11 Mike Higley, Tecumseh, Kan., $50.

“A” Main (20 laps):
1. (5) 99 Brad Smith, Belton, Mo., $500.
2. (1) 3X3 Nick Newton, Kansas City, Kan., $400.
3. (8) 99H Trevor Hunt, Liberty, Mo., $300.
4. (4) 22 Steve McDowell, Independence, Mo., $250.
5. (2) 23K Ben Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., $200.
6. (12) 12 Bryan Rigsby, Topeka, Kan., $170.
7. (13) 51M Mike Ryun, Pleasant Valley, Mo., $140.
8. (6) 42 Gene Claxton, Kansas City, Kan., $120.
9. (17) 4D Jake Richards, Kansas City, Mo., $110.
10. (20) B Dylan Book, Adel, Iowa, $100.
11. (9) 21L Matt Lettow, Roland, Iowa, $90.
12. (11) 21C Chad Clancy, Smithville, Mo., $80.
13. (16) 7+ Jared Timmerman, Norwalk, Iowa, $75.
14. (14) 14w Bobbie Wood, Rayville, Mo., $75.
15. (10) 72 David Samuels, Tecumseh, Kan., $75.
16. (23) 66M Kerry Davis, Parkville, Mo., $75.
17. (21) 20t Mike Tanner, Kansas City, Mo., $75.
18. (15) 06 Keith Cobb, Smithville, Mo., $75.
19. (24) 93 Shelby Calderwood, Topeka, Kan., $75.
20. (19) 8 Terry Bruner, Olathe, Kan., $75.
21. (18) 22G Steve Goodman, Meriden, Kan., $75.
22. (3) 1M Brian Murphy, Topeka, Kan., $75.
23. (7) 3J Joe Pete, Kansas City, Mo., $75.

Lap Leaders: Newton 1-3, Smith 4-20.
Points Standings: Hunt 1037, Timmerman 837, B. Kates 836, Tyler Droste 641, Nick Roberts 467, Jason Schlangen 461, Newton 454, Jacob Ebert 295, Jacob Bleess 292, Smith 278.
Next Race: Thursday, July 19, Raceway Park, Jefferson, S.D. (USRA B-Mods).

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