Falck, Johansen Top Iron Man Challenge


WORTHINGTON, Minn. – Kyle Falck and Nick Johansen both led all 20 laps and both picked up their first victory in the Industrial Material Surplus Iron Man Challenge Sunday night at the Nobles County Speedway.

For Johansen, the victory was sweet after finishing second to Lakefield’s Jason Fisher here less than a month ago in a fiery USRA B-Mod battle. Sunday’s win was worth $500 to the Tyler, Minn., resident as he held off Jared Timmerman of NorwalAk, Iowa, and Fisher.

Fourth went to Cullen Deruyder of Ruthton and Steve Bents of Rushmore was fifth. Sixth through tenth, respectively, went to Austin Lucas, Dan Ahlers, Tracy Johnson, Ray Bertrand and Josh Bonnstetter.

Despite missing Sunday’s event in order to return to school on Monday, 13-year-old Trevor Hunt of Kearney, Mo., continues to the lead the Iron Man Challenge USRA B-Mod points over Timmerman, Ben Kates, Tyler Droste and Saturday’s winner Jason Schlangen.

In USRA Stock Car action, Falck finally got the cigar as the Decorah, Iowa, driver wired the field in the main event to collect the $700 top prize.

Shay Curtin of Waukon, Iowa, raced from 13th to score a $500 runner-up finish, while Jackson’s Luke Sathoff claimed the third spot ahead of James Richert of Comfrey and 2009 USRA Stock Car national champion Tory Reicks of Waucoma, Iowa.