ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa – Defending USRA B-Mod Iron Man Challenge champion Cory Crapser captured his third checkered flag of the season Friday night at the Rapid Speedway while Elijah Zevenbergen became the fourth different winner in the last four Iron Man USRA Stock Car main events.
Dakota Foster paced the first four laps of the USRA B-Mod 20-lapper Friday night before Crapser took command for the final 16 go-arounds to pocket the $600 winner’s paycheck.
Foster held off points leader Dan Wheeler for second, with Chris Huisman finishing fourth in his first start of the year and Jared Timmerman rounding out the top five.
Sixth through tenth were Harvey Vande Weerd, Cullen DeRuyter, Tracy Johnson, Brock Hess and Colter Deutsch.
From the outside of the front row, Zevenbergen grabbed the lead at the start of the 20-lap USRA Stock Car feature race and never looked back en route to winning $750 for his first Iron Man Challenge start.
Jake Masters kept it close, but crossed the finish line a car length behind Zevenbergen and wound up second.
Points leader Tom Schmitt was third for the second year in a row at the Rock Rapids, Iowa, speedplant, with last year’s winner, Rich Gregoire, coming home fourth ahead of 11th-starting Steve Jackson.
Todd Staley, Brad Klaassen, Casey Jones, Darwin Klaassen and Jon DeBoer completed the top ten at the finish line.
In USRA Hobby Stock competition, Zach Olivier of Sioux Falls, S.D., took the win over Chad Lonneman, Zach Ankrum, Justin Regnerus and Dustin Gulbrandson.