Summit USRA Nationals Set To Kick Off At Hamilton County Speedway

America’s best Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series racers will showcase their talents against one another this Tuesday through Saturday, September 24-28, at the 6th Annual Summit USRA Nationals hosted by the Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa.

Celebrating their 15th season of partnering with great dirt tracks and the racers who compete there, the United States Racing Association’s annual fall classic will feature six of the organization’s eight sanctioned divisions. USRA Modifieds, USRA Late Models, American Racer USRA Stock Cars, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods, Mensink Racing Products USRA Hobby Stocks and USRA Tuners.

The event is also the season finale in the Arnold Motor Supply Iron Man Challenge for both the American Racer USRA Stock Cars presented by Medieval Chassis and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods presented by Pace Performance.

Tuesday is an open practice night for all drives and then USRA Late Models and USRA “Alternative” A-Mods share the spotlight on Wednesday. Three complete shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday will feature USRA Modifieds, American Racer USRA Stock Cars, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods, and Mensink Racing Products USRA Hobby Stocks. USRA Tuners join the program on Friday and Saturday.

Beginning in 2014, the first three events took place at the Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., and then moved to Mike and Kyle Johnson’s I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo., for the 2017 and 2018 events before finding its way to the Hamilton County Speedway this season.

Other than Mother Nature which wiped out the 2017 program, there have been no repeat champions in any division. Past Modified winners include Rodney Sanders, Darron Fuqua, Lucas Schott, and Ryan Gustin. Past Stock Car winners include Dillon Anderson, Elijah Zevenbergen, Brett Heeter, and Mitch Hovden. In the B-Mods, past champions include Mike Higley, Logan Martin, Chad Clancy, and Kris Jackson. Previous winners in the Hobby Stock class include Eric Stanton, Cory Yeigh, Weston Koop and Tyler Schlumbohm. Tuners first appeared last season with Dakota Girard taking the win.

Each night of the 6th Annual Summit USRA Nationals will be a complete show of heat races and main events, with Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series national points awarded each night. During the event, no track points are awarded at any other track and national points are awarded here only.

Sweetening the pot for competitors is the “true car count” bonus points awarded each night. At any given event at a USRA-sanctioned racetrack in America, each driver is awarded a car count bonus for national points that is equal to that event’s car count (maximum of 24 points for car counts of 24 or more). At the Summit USRA Nationals, however, each driver will earn a car count bonus equal to the actual car count with no maximum and a minimum of 48 points regardless of car count. This could have a huge impact on the USRA national points battles in every division.

After a series of preliminary events earlier in the week, the event draws to a close with major payouts on the line on Saturday night, including:

USRA Modified Saturday payouts: 1. $5000, 2. $3000, 3. $2000, 4. $1500, 5. $1000, 6. $800, 7. $700, 8. $650, 9. $600, 10. $550, 11. $500, 12. $475, 13. $450, 14. $425, 15. $400, 16. $375, 17. $350, 18. $340, 19. $335, 20. $330, 21. $325, 22. $320, 23. $315, 24. $310, 25. $305, other starters $300; non-qualifiers $200.

American Racer USRA Stock Car Saturday payouts: 1. $4000, 2. $2500, 3. $1500, 4. $1000, 5. $800, 6. $700, 7. $600, 8. $550, 9. $500, 10. $450, 11. $425, 12. $400, 13. $375, 14. $350, 15. $340, 16. $330, 17. $320, 18. $310, 19. $300, 20. $290, 21. $280, 22. $275, 23. $270, 24. $265, 25. $260, 26. $255, other starters $250; non-qualifiers $150.

Out-Pace USRA B-Mod Saturday payouts: 1. $3000, 2. $1700, 3. $1200, 4. $900, 5. $800, 6. $700, 7. $600, 8. $550, 9. $500, 10. $450, 11. $400, 12. $375, 13. $350, 14. $325, 15. $300, 16. $290, 17. $280, 18. $275, 19. $270, 20. $265, 21. $260, 22. $255, other starters $250; non-qualifiers $150.

Mensink Racing Products USRA Hobby Stock Saturday payouts: 1. $1500, 2. $1000, 3. $800, 4. $700, 5. $600, 6. $500, 7. $450, 8. $400, 9. $350, 10. $325, 11. $300, 12. $275, 13. $250, 14. $225, 15. $200, 16. $190, 17. $180, 18. $175, 19. $170, 20. $165, 21. $160, 22. $155, other starters $150; non-qualifiers $100.

USRA Tuner Saturday payouts: 1. $1,000, 2. $700, 3. $500, 4. $400, 5. $300, 6. $250, 7. $225, 8. $200, 9. $175, 10. $150, 11. $140, 12. $130, 13. $125, 14. $120, 15. $115, 16. $110, 17.$105, other starters $100; non-qualifiers $75.

For more information on the mega event, please visit www.USRAracing.com.

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Ben Shelton

Ben got his start at historic Riverside International Speedway. His accomplished motorsports media career includes journalist, race announcer, and on-air personality.
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