The Road to Independence: Historical $100,000 week looms for USRA Iron Man Series

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June 22, 2016

The richest week of dirt track racing ever for Stock Cars and B-Mods in the State of Iowa (or anywhere else for that matter) happens Tuesday, June 28 through Sunday, July 3.

More than $100,000 in total prize money has been posted for the six nights of racing at five race tracks that will see the final main event take place on the eve of Independence Day.

The Road to Independence begins Tuesday, June 28, at the Frontier Speedway in Fort Dodge, and then on Wednesday and Thursday, June 29-30, the action happens at the Mason City Motor Speedway.

On Friday, July 1, the on-track fireworks move to the Fayette County Speedway in West Union, followed by a trip to the Upper Iowa Speedway in Decorah on Saturday, July 2.

The sixth and final night takes place on Sunday, July 3, at the Cresco Speedway—just minutes before the 240th anniversary of the thirteen colonies claiming their independence from England.

All six events will be highlighted by the Iron Man Series featuring Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods.

At the Fort Dodge, West Union and Cresco events, Holley USRA Stock Cars will be racing for $750 to win while Out-Pace USRA B-Mod drivers get $600 to win.

During Mason City’s two-day Coors Light Silver Bullet Twin 25s, the feature winner in each division earns $1,000 to win Wednesday and $3,000 to win Thursday.

Saturday’s Hermie Halverson Memorial in Decorah pays $2,000 to win for Holley USRA Stock Cars and $1,200 to win Out-Pace USRA B-Mods.

Combined, that’s $8,250 to win the six Stock Car main events and $7,000 to top the B-Mod shows. What’s more, the payback in every event is spectacular from second place on back too.

TUESDAY, JUNE 28 — The kick-off event at the Frontier Speedway in Fort Dodge will also feature USRA Hobby Stocks racing for $400 to win. The first green flag waves at 7:30 p.m. The track is a semi-banked 1/2-mile clay oval located 0.9 mile north of US 20 on US 169, then 0.5 mile east on 230th. For more information, call (515) 576-7011 or (515) 832-6000 or visit www.frontierspeedway.com. You can also like the track’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/frontiersportspark and follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/racefortdodge (@RaceFortDodge).

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, JUNE 29-30 — Presented by United Beverage, the Coors Light Silver Bullet Twin 25s at the Mason City Motor Speedway will also feature USRA Hobby Stocks racing for $500 and $1,000 to win, respectively. Racing begins at 7:30 p.m. both days. The track is a semi-banked 1/2-mile clay oval located 5.1 miles east of I-35 at exit 194 on SR 122 (at the North Iowa Fairgrounds). For more information, call (641) 424-6515 or check out www.masoncitymotorspeedway.com online. You can also like the track’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/masoncitymotorspeedway and follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/racinmasoncity (@RacinMasonCity).

FRIDAY, JULY 1 — Sponsored by Appliance Plus and FCS Kids Club, Friday's show at the Fayette County Speedway in West Union will also feature fireworks after the races. Racing starts at 7:30 p.m. The track is a semi-banked 3/8-mile clay oval located 0.9 mile south of US 18 on SR 150, then 0.1 mile east on SR 56 (at the Fayette County Fairgrounds). For more information, call (319) 327-2733 or check out www.fayettecountyspeedway.net on the World Wide Web. You can also like the track’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Fayette-County-Speedway-228975480451337 and follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/fcsspeedway (@FCSspeedway).

SATURDAY, JULY 2 — The Scott "Hermie" Halverson Memorial at the Upper Iowa Speedway in Decorah will also showcase the Liquid Nitro 600 Mod Lite Series, and Holley USRA Stock Cars will compete in a 60-lap main event with a halfway fuel stop. The first race is at 7 p.m. The track is a semi-banked 1/4-mile clay oval located 1.8 miles east of US 52 on SR 9, then 1.0 mile northwest on Montgomery St., then northeast on E. Main St. (at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds). For more information, call (563) 382-0711 or check out www.upperiowaspeedway.com You can also like the track’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/upperiowaspeedway.

SUNDAY, JULY 3 — Sponsored by Cresco Building Service, the Cresco Speedway event will also feature USRA Late Models with racing at 6 p.m. The track is a semi-banked 4/10-mile clay oval located 0.2 miles north of SR 9 on SW 7th (at the Howard County Fairgrounds). For more information, call (563) 547-4996 or check out www.mhcfair.com/speedway online. You can also like the track’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Cresco-Speedway-344346788002.

All six events will award Iron Man Series and USRA Weekly Racing Series national points in both divisions.

Iron Man Series points include the best 18 finishes throughout the season in each class. All Holley USRA Stock Car and Out-pace USRA B-Mod rules apply. For complete rules, visit www.usraracing.com/rules.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv.

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