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VanderBeek thunders to Thursday night win in Webster City

VanderBeek thunders to Thursday night win in Webster City

The Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa, hosted a special “Thursday Night Thunder” with the program highlighted by the Christie Door Company Iron Man Challenge built by Medieval Chassis.

While restrictions enforced by Iowa’s political leaders, fans were not permitted in the grandstands but many were able to watch the action live online at RacinDirt.TV.

Five classes battled in Thursday’s Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series event, including the USRA Modifieds which had a $700 winner’s paycheck on the line and at least $100 for each starter.

That money looked to be headed to the town of New Sharon with Zack VanderBeek who amassed a huge lead on Calvin Iverson of Eleva, Wis., and Lucas Schott of Chatfield, Minn., who battled each other for second throughout the first 10 laps.

Schott, who won here on May 9, got by Iverson for runner-up spot at the halfway mark of the 20-lap feature just before the race’s first caution slowed the action.

VanderBeek pulled away again when the race restarted while defending USMTS National Champion Rodney Sanders of Happy, Texas, bolted into fourth and then ducked underneath Iverson to snag third with six laps to go.

Battling for the same piece of real estate with two laps remaining in the race, Sanders and Schott collided in turn three with both cars spinning but Schott was able to keep running while Sanders limped into the pits under caution.

It was a wire-to-wire win for ‘The Z-Man’ while Schott, Iverson and 11th-starting Jacob Bleess of Chatfield, Minn., finished second, third and fourth, respectively. Casey Skyberg’s long tow from Rapid City, S.D., ended with a fifth-place result.

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.

The Hamilton County Speedway is located off 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 hamiltoncospeedway.com. You can also get social on Facebook and Twitter.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Racing Association
Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series
Hamilton County Speedway, Webster City, Iowa
Thursday, May 21, 2020

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

USRA MODIFIEDS

Heat #1:
1. (3) 27X Calvin Iverson, Eleva, Wis.
2. (1) 5D Devon Havlik, Iowa Falls, Iowa
3. (6) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.
4. (2) 111 Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa
5. (4) 96 Jaxon Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb.
6. (5) 3W Garett Wilson, Carlisle, Iowa
7. (7) 12 Mark Elliott, Webster City, Iowa

Heat #2:
1. (1) 6 Casey Skyberg, Rapid City, S.D.
2. (3) 41 Nate Hughes, Humboldt, Iowa
3. (5) 8X Scott Olson, Blairsburg, Iowa
4. (2) 2 Jerid Ratzke, Williams, Iowa
5. (6) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas
6. (4) 14E Chase Ellingson, Williams, Iowa

Heat #3:
1. (5) 33Z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa
2. (1) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.
3. (6) 57 Duke Erickson, Sioux Falls, S.D.
4. (2) 3F Cole Ferguson, Dexter, Iowa
5. (4) 45H Jason Hickingbottom, Duncombe, Iowa
6. (3) 00 J.D. Auringer, Waterloo, Iowa

Feature:
1. (1) 33Z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa
2. (5) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.
3. (4) 27X Calvin Iverson, Eleva, Wis.
4. (11) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.
5. (8) 6 Casey Skyberg, Rapid City, S.D.
6. (7) 57 Duke Erickson, Sioux Falls, S.D.
7. (2) 5D Devon Havlik, Iowa Falls, Iowa
8. (10) 41 Nate Hughes, Humboldt, Iowa
9. (12) 3F Cole Ferguson, Dexter, Iowa
10. (13) 96 Jaxon Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb.
11. (6) 8X Scott Olson, Blairsburg, Iowa
12. (18) 14E Chase Ellingson, Williams, Iowa
13. (14) 45H Jason Hickingbottom, Duncombe, Iowa
14. (17) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas
15. (9) 111 Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa
16. (3) 2 Jerid Ratzke, Williams, Iowa
17. (15) 3W Garett Wilson, Carlisle, Iowa
18. (19) 12 Mark Elliott, Webster City, Iowa
19. (16) 00 J.D. Auringer, Waterloo, Iowa

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