USRA: Cresco results 2005-06-05

PITTMAN, SCHMITT BACK IN WINNERS CIRCLE ON A&W / LONG JOHN SILVER'S NIGHT AT CRESCO CRESCO, Iowa (June 5, 2005) --- Fans and drivers flocked to the Cresco Speedway Sunday for the seventh week of the USRA Casey's General Stores Championship...

PITTMAN, SCHMITT BACK IN WINNERS CIRCLE ON A&W / LONG JOHN SILVER'S NIGHT AT CRESCO

CRESCO, Iowa (June 5, 2005) --- Fans and drivers flocked to the Cresco Speedway Sunday for the seventh week of the USRA Casey's General Stores Championship Series. With some of the best competition and a get-home-at-a-decent hour Sunday night program, a hearty crowd was on hand for the annual A&W / Long John Silver's Kids Night at the 3/8-mile oval in northeastern Iowa.

After missing last week's show due to a crash the night before, Kevin Pittman of Waterloo returned to action, and returned to the winners circle in the USRA Modifieds. "Porky" started sixth in the field for the 20-lap main event, then powered his way to the front of the pack to pick up his third win of the 2005 season.

After dropping out of last Sunday's feature race with mechanical troubles, Darin Duffy of Hazleton returned to form this week with a familiar finish. For the fourth time in the last five races, Duffy had to settle for the runner-up finish -- and the third time behind the back bumper of Pittman's machine. However, Duffy's finish was good enough to wrestle the USRA Modified points lead away from Caledonia's Ron Konkel, who finished fifth on Sunday.

Brad Bakken of Garner finished fourth, with Kerry Ledebuhr of Winona, Minn., rounding out the top-5 finishers.

In USRA Stock Car action, Tom Schmitt of Independence made his fourth trip to victory lane as he topped a tough "A" main field to pocket the $400 top prize from his outside front row starting spot. Trailing in second through fourth positions at the finish line were Shay Curtin of Waukon, Jason Schlangen of Cresco, Tory Reicks of Waucoma. Last weeks' winner, Kevin Bidne of Decorah, completed the top-5.

In the fast and furious Hornet division, Steve Dwyer of La Crosse, Wis., also captured his fourth checkered flag of the season with a dominating performance from the pole position. Adam Ewing of Monona and Ryan Happel of Holmen, Wis., finished second and third, while hometown favorites Randy Koshatka and Chris Gooder were fourth and fifth.

Justin Elsbernd of Des Moines made his second trip to the winners circle in 2005 with a victory in the USRA Hobby Stock main event. Cresco's Steve Holthaus added to his points lead with a runner-up finish. Last week's feature winner, Kevin Donlan of Decorah, finished third while Ben Moudry of Protivin and Dillon Anderson of Decorah rounded out the top-5 finishers.

While repeat winners were the order of the day on A&W / Long John Silver's Kids Night, a first-time winner emerged in the Street Stock class as Andy Kelly of Lanesboro, Minn., took the checkers in just his third start at the Cresco Speedway. Jeremy Oakes of Spring Grove, Minn., settled for second place after an unsuccessful bid to take the top spot from Kelly. Carissa Wagner of Monona took third, while points leader Scott Spide of Ridgeway was fourth. David Kjome of Decorah finished fifth.

Another great night of racing in USRA Casey's General Stores Championship Series is on tap next Sunday, June 12 at the Cresco Speedway with Waukon Harley Davidson Night featuring USRA Modifieds, Stock Cars and Hobby Stocks, plus Street Stocks and Hornets.

Gates open at 4 p.m. with hot laps slated for 5:45 and racing at 6 p.m. For more information call the Cresco Speedway office at 515-832-7944 or check us out online at www.CrescoSpeedway.com.

USRA HOBBY STOCKS

Heat 1: 1. 44 - Dillon Anderson -- Decorah, IA (5) 2. 85 - Ben Moudry -- Protivin, IA (4) 3. 10 - Bryan Webb -- Decorah, IA (1) 4. 00 - Danny Cole Jr -- Lansing, IA (3) 5. 33 - Kevin Donlan -- Decorah, IA (7) 6. 81 - Josh Ludeking -- Decorah, IA (9) 7. 22d - David Seegmiller -- Decorah, IA (10) 8. 28 - Paul Fisk -- Monona, IA (6) 9. 10j - Jason Bakkum -- Waukon, IA (2) DNF 10. 15 - Mitch Hovden -- Decorah, IA (8) DNS

Heat 2: 1. 9 - Patty Fosaaen -- Waukon, IA (1) 2. 70 - Steve Holthaus -- Cresco, IA (3) 3. 22 - Justin Elsbernd -- Des Moines, IA (4) 4. 58 - Shane Panos -- Decorah, IA (5) 5. 29x - Paul Fauser -- Elgin, IA (2) 6. 04 - Sam Wenthold -- Waucoma, IA (9) 7. 37 - Carl Colsch -- Eitzen, MN (8) 8. 41 - Darin Balk -- Waucoma, IA (6) 9. 22T - Neil Thesing -- Waukon, IA (7)

A Main: 1. 22 - Justin Elsbernd -- Des Moines, IA (3) 2. 70 - Steve Holthaus -- Cresco, IA (5) 3. 33 - Kevin Donlan -- Decorah, IA (10) 4. 85 - Ben Moudry -- Protivin, IA (8) 5. 44 - Dillon Anderson -- Decorah, IA (6) 6. 10 - Bryan Webb -- Decorah, IA (7) 7. 41 - Darin Balk -- Waucoma, IA (16) 8. 9 - Patty Fosaaen -- Waukon, IA (9) 9. 04 - Sam Wenthold -- Waucoma, IA (12) 10. 29x - Paul Fauser -- Elgin, IA (1) 11. 22T - Neil Thesing -- Waukon, IA (17) 12. 10j - Jason Bakkum -- Waukon, IA (18) DNF 13. 22d - David Seegmiller -- Decorah, IA (13) DNF 14. 00 - Danny Cole Jr -- Lansing, IA (4) DNF 15. 58 - Shane Panos -- Decorah, IA (2) DNF 16. 81 - Josh Ludeking -- Decorah, IA (11) DNF 17. 28 - Paul Fisk -- Monona, IA (15) DNF 18. 37 - Carl Colsch -- Eitzen, MN (14) DNS 19. 15 - Mitch Hovden -- Decorah, IA (19) DNS

HORNETS

Heat 1: 1. 7D - Steve Dwyer -- Lacrosse, WI (4) 2. 8 - Murry Keatley -- Waukon, IA (5) 3. 77 - Adam Ewing -- Monona, IA (1) 4. 86 - Ryan Happel -- Holmen, WI (8) 5. 17 - Randy Koshatka -- Cresco, IA (7) 6. 7k - Andy Stinson -- Ridgeway, IA (6) 7. 16 - Chris Gooder -- Cresco, IA (9) 8. 47t - Greg Hart -- Lime Springs, IA (2) 9. 22 - Marc Stockman -- Cresco, IA (3)

A Main: 1. 7D - Steve Dwyer -- Lacrosse, WI (1) 2. 77 - Adam Ewing -- Monona, IA (2) 3. 86 - Ryan Happel -- Holmen, WI (4) 4. 17 - Randy Koshatka -- Cresco, IA (3) 5. 16 - Chris Gooder -- Cresco, IA (7) 6. 7k - Andy Stinson -- Ridgeway, IA (6) 7. 47t - Greg Hart -- Lime Springs, IA (8) 8. 22 - Marc Stockman -- Cresco, IA (9) 9. 8 - Murry Keatley -- Waukon, IA (5) DNF

USRA MODIFIEDS

Heat 1: 1. 26P - Kevin Pittman -- Waterloo, IA (6) 2. 1R - Ryan York -- Racine, MN (2) 3. 11 - Kerry Ledebuhr -- Winona, MN (5) 4. 91 - Shawn Ryan -- Waterloo, IA (7) 5. 93 - Bob Fischer -- Lyle, MN (3) 6. 38 - Jeff Johnson -- Alpha, IA (8) 7. 70X - Pat King -- Waterloo, IA (4) 8. 24 - Tim Heins -- Elkader, IA (1) DNF

Heat 2: 1. 35k - Ron Konkel -- Caledonia, MN (2) 2. 19 - Darin Duffy -- Hazleton, IA (7) 3. 50 - Brad Bakken -- Garner, IA (3) 4. 00 - Owen Grube -- Cambridge, MN (4) 5. 99 - Jeff Mason -- Sumner, IA (1) 6. 70 - Matt Sweeney -- Waukon, IA (6) 7. 72 - Doug Hillson -- Blooming Prairie, MN (8) DNF 8. 35w - Albert Wytaske -- Lansing, MN (5) DNF

A Main: 1. 26P - Kevin Pittman -- Waterloo, IA (6) 2. 19 - Darin Duffy -- Hazleton, IA (4) 3. 50 - Brad Bakken -- Garner, IA (1) 4. 11 - Kerry Ledebuhr -- Winona, MN (2) 5. 35k - Ron Konkel -- Caledonia, MN (7) 6. 1R - Ryan York -- Racine, MN (5) 7. 70 - Matt Sweeney -- Waukon, IA (12) 8. 99 - Jeff Mason -- Sumner, IA (3) 9. 70X - Pat King -- Waterloo, IA (13) 10. 38 - Jeff Johnson -- Alpha, IA (11) DNF 11. 72 - Doug Hillson -- Blooming Prairie, MN (14) DNF 12. 91 - Shawn Ryan -- Waterloo, IA (10) DNF 13. 00 - Owen Grube -- Cambridge, MN (9) DNF 14. 93 - Bob Fischer -- Lyle, MN (8) DNS 15. 24 - Tim Heins -- Elkader, IA (15) DNS 16. 35w - Albert Wytaske -- Lansing, MN (16) DNS

USRA STOCK CARS

Heat 1: 1. 18 - Tom Schmitt -- Independence, IA (2) 2. 23 - Brian Gjere -- Mabel, MN (3) 3. 51 - Jeff Vsetecka -- Charles City, IA (4) 4. 40 - Shay Curtin -- Waukon, IA (1) 5. 97 - Lynn Panos -- Protivin, IA (6) 6. 27x - Shawn Peter -- Mabel, MN (7) 7. 5 - Mike Bergan -- Ridgeway, IA (5) DNF

Heat 2: 1. 27t - Tory Reicks -- Waucoma, IA (1) 2. 69 - Jake Ludeking -- Decorah, IA (2) 3. 27 - Jason Schlangen -- Cresco, IA (6) 4. 6 - Tom Hovey -- Decorah, IA (4) 5. 62 - Kevin Bidne -- Decorah, IA (5) 6. 48 - Rick Stockman -- Preston, MN (3) 7. 36 - Tony Severson -- Preston, MN (7)

A Main: 1. 18 - Tom Schmitt -- Independence, IA (2) 2. 40 - Shay Curtin -- Waukon, IA (4) 3. 27 - Jason Schlangen -- Cresco, IA (5) 4. 27t - Tory Reicks -- Waucoma, IA (3) 5. 62 - Kevin Bidne -- Decorah, IA (10) 6. 6 - Tom Hovey -- Decorah, IA (7) 7. 97 - Lynn Panos -- Protivin, IA (1) 8. 23 - Brian Gjere -- Mabel, MN (8) 9. 51 - Jeff Vsetecka -- Charles City, IA (6) 10. 69 - Jake Ludeking -- Decorah, IA (9) 11. 27x - Shawn Peter -- Mabel, MN (11) 12. 48 - Rick Stockman -- Preston, MN (12) 13. 36 - Tony Severson -- Preston, MN (13) 14. 5 - Mike Bergan -- Ridgeway, IA (14) DNF

STREET STOCKS

Heat 1: 1. 16 - Jeremy Oakes -- Spring Grove, MN (8) 2. 18 - Scott Spide -- Ridgeway, IA (4) 3. 29 - Cody Cook -- Decorah, IA (1) 4. 3s - Bill Scherf -- Farmersburg, IA (6) 5. 40 - Austin Curtain -- Waukon, IA (7) 6. 83b - Brady Halverson -- Ridgeway, IA (2) 7. 69 - Teddy Hughes Jr -- Frankville, IA (5) 8. 26 - Joe Rask -- Caledonia, MN (3)DNF

Heat 2: 1. 27k - Andy Kelly -- Lanesboro, MN (4) 2. 56h - Brandon Hare -- Elma, IA (1) 3. 41 - Carissa Wagner -- Monona, IA (6) 4. 14 - David Kjome -- Decorah, IA (3) 5. 38 - Nick Schwebach -- Caledonia, MN (7) 6. 66 - Darren Vick -- Decorah, IA (2) 7. 41b - Marc Banks -- Waucoma, IA (5)

A Main: 1. 27k - Andy Kelly -- Lanesboro, MN (2) 2. 16 - Jeremy Oakes -- Spring Grove, MN (10) 3. 41 - Carissa Wagner -- Monona, IA (6) 4. 18 - Scott Splide -- Ridgeway, IA (8) 5. 14 - David Kjome -- Decorah, IA (4) 6. 56h - Brandon Hare -- Elma, IA (7) 7. 41b - Marc Banks -- Waucoma, IA (14) 8. 38 - Nick Schwebach -- Caledonia, MN (5) 9. 29 - Cody Cook -- Decorah, IA (9) 10. 66 - Darren Vick -- Decorah, IA (12) 11. 40 - Austin Curtain -- Waukon, IA (1) 12. 3s - Bill Scherf -- Farmersburg, IA (3) DNF 13. 26 - Joe Rask -- Caledonia, MN (15) DNF 14. 83b - Brady Halverson -- Ridgeway, IA (11) DNF 15. 69 - Teddy Hughes Jr -- Frankville, IA (13) DNF

-usra-

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Stock car
Drivers Doug Hill , John Long