USRA Stock Car Nationals set for Sept. 14 at Deer Creek Speedway


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SPRING VALLEY, Minnesota (September 7)--The inaugural USRA Stock Car Nationals presented by Kid's Dreams Come True will take place at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota, on Saturday, September 14.

This mega-event will feature the American Racer USRA Stock Cars and Cook Racing Supplies USRA Hobby Stocks racing for a big pot of money.

The Stock Cars will battle it out for $2,000 to win and $300 to start the feature event. Non-qualifiers will receive $200 and there is a $100 entry fee.

Hobby Stocks will race in a $1,000-to-win, $150-to-start main event. Non-qualifiers will receive $100 and they have a $50 entry fee for the event.

The Stock Cars have competed in 27 shows at Deer Creek. Dan Christopher of Decorah, Iowa, was the first winner on September 20, 2003. Fellow Decorah driver and current national points leader Mitch Hovden leads the way with seven feature wins. Tom Schmitt has four while Kyle Falck has three. Jake Masters and Lynn Panos both have two main event wins while Pete Solum, Derek Green, Scott Bauer, Kevin Donlan, Steve Jackson, Shawn Peter, Matt Jones and Elijah Zevenbergen all have a single win.

The Hobby Stocks have competed in three shows, but it has been 15-years since that has happened. Adam Speicher of Fredericksburg, Iowa, was the inaugural winner back on September 19, 2002. Vince Corbin of Blaine won on September 20, 2003, and Chris Speicher of Fredericksburg won on September 21, 2004.

On race day, pit gates open at 3 p.m., the grandstand gates will open at 4, hot laps are at 5:30, a pit meeting will take place at 5:45 and racing will commence at 6 p.m.

The inaugural USRA Stock Car Nationals will award national points in the Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series. For the Stock Car division, it is also an Arnold Motor Supply Iron Man Challenge points race.

The event is being presented by Kids' Dreams Come True, a volunteer-driven organization seeking to bring happiness and joy to children with life-threatening illnesses in Southeastern Minnesota.

Their goal is to raise funds through donations and events to fulfill dreams of local children, all in an effort to give them and their families a brief respite from the stresses that come from living with and being treated for progressive, degenerative or malignant illnesses.

By providing these children with longed-for items or events they hope to give them an enduring memory. To ensure the children benefit the most from their efforts, funds will not be given directly to the recipients for their own personal use or medical expenses but arrangements will be made or items purchased and paid for through Kids' Dreams Come True. To find out more please visit their website at

The Deer Creek Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval which sits on 60 acres south of Rochester, Minnesota, with one of America's most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and an adjoining campground.

For more information or to purchase tickets for upcoming events such as the 21st annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree, September 19-21, go to online or call 800-327-7223. Make sure to like our Facebook page and follow 'The Creek' on Twitter.

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