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Monday, April 26, 2010


USRA unveils fourteen-race schedule for “Dart Iron Man Challenge” inaugural season


WEBSTER CTY, Iowa (April 26) – The inaugural season for the “Dart Iron Man Challenge” for USRA Karl Chevrolet Stock Cars has fourteen dates at twelve different premier speedways throughout Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri for the 2010 campaign, officials from the United States Racing Association announced today.


The ultra-competitive and exciting USRA Karl Chevrolet Stock Cars will be teaming up with the undisputed heavyweight champion of Modified racing this season to create the ultimate feast for the action-hungry dirt racing fan as the “Dart Iron Man Challenge” will accompany the popular USMTS Casey’s General Stores National Tour at each event.


“We have had a lot of calls from drivers who want to come and race the series,” said USRA President Todd Staley. “The payout is awesome, the points fund is awesome, the schedule is awesome and our Stock Car rules should allow all Stock Car drivers in the region the opportunity to come in and compete in the Dart Iron Man Challenge.”


The series will make its debut on Wednesday, May 26, at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa – the first of two visits to the Mahaska County Half-Mile Monster. The next night, the series visits the Highway 3 Raceway in Allison, Iowa. The 2010 campaign will come to a close at the same two venues on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 1-2.


In between, two dates are penciled in for June while August will be the busiest month with eight events on the calendar.




Wed May 26 … Southern Iowa Speedway, Oskaloosa, IA ($500 to win)

Thu May 27 … Highway 3 Raceway, Allison, IA ($500 to win)

Sat Jun 19 … Scotland County Speedway, Memphis, MO ($500 to win)

Tue Jun 22 … Mineral City Speedway, Fort Dodge, IA ($500 to win)

Sun Aug 1 … Nobles County Speedway, Worthington, MN ($500 to win)

Tue Aug 3 … Algona Raceway, Algona, IA ($500 to win)

Wed Aug 4 … Cresco Speedway, Cresco, IA ($500 to win)

Thu Aug 5 … Jackson Speedway, Jackson, MN ($500 to win)

Fri Aug 6 … Murray County Speedway, Slayton, MN ($500 to win)

Wed Aug 18 … Hamilton County Speedway, Webster City, IA ($500 to win)

Sat Aug 28 … 24 Raceway, Moberly, MO ($500 to win)

Tue Aug 31 … Marshalltown Speedway, Marshalltown, IA ($500 to win)

Wed Sep 1 … Southern Iowa Speedway, Oskaloosa, IA ($500 to win)

Thu Sep 2 … Highway 3 Raceway, Allison, IA ($500 to win)


Made possible by support from Dart Machinery and Allstar Performance, all races will pay a minimum of $500 to win and at least $100 to start. With 21 or more entries in the pit area, each race will pay $600 to win and $125 to start the main event. The ten-race points fund will carry a $1,000 top prize with the tenth-place finisher earning $100.


Dart will award a $75 certificate to the winner of each event and a $50 certificate to the ninth-place finisher.


In addition, each race will award national points in the USRA Karl Chevrolet Stock Car division of the American Racer USRA Weekly Racing Series where the national champion will earn $700.


With 14 races on the schedule, the “Dart Iron Man Challenge” will take a driver’s 10 best points finishes toward the final year-end standings. Drivers are invited and encouraged to compete in all 14 races, but won’t be necessary for the year-end points total.


A USRA license is not required to compete in “Dart Iron Man Challenge” events, but only USRA-licensed drivers will be eligible for points funds in either the “Dart Iron Man Challenge” or American Racer USRA Weekly Racing Series.


Each event will have a qualifying format similar to the USMTS, with heat race passing points determining the “B” Main and “A” Main line-ups.


USRA rules will apply at each event. Regarding engine rules, drivers will be allowed to use the Rochester, Motorcraft or 1¾ Holley 4412 open carburetor (the same that was legal in 2008) but must be run with the Edelbrock Performer (Part #2701) or Weiand X-CELerator (Part ##7541) intake manifold. These intakes must be stock (no porting allowed). The 4412 carb must be stock and must be 1-11/16. For IMCA-legal Stock Cars, any driver wishing to run the 350 carb is allowed with a 2,800-pound weight rule. Any driver running the 604 crate motor is allowed the 4-barrel carburetor.


The American Racer KK-704 is the Official Tire of the USRA, but the Hoosier G-60 is also allowed at any USRA-sanctioned track in the Modified, Stock Car and B-Mod divisions.


To view the complete USRA rulebook, check out www.usraracing.com online.


Event Purse (21+ entries): 1. $600, 2. $400, 3. $300, 4. $200, 5. $175, 6. $150, 7. $140, 8. $130, 9-24. $125, Tow $60; If less than 21 entries: 1. $500, 2. $400, 3. $300, 4. $200, 5. $175, 6. $150, 7. $140, 8. $130, 9. $120, 10. $110, 11-20. $100, Tow $50.


“Dart Iron Man Challenge” Points Fund: 1. $1000, 2. $600, 3. $400, 4. $350, 5. $275, 6. $200, 7. $175, 8. $150, 9. $125, 10. $100. (Guaranteed based on ten events)


American Racer USRA Weekly Racing Series National Points Fund for USRA Karl Chevrolet Stock Cars: 1. $700, 2. $500, 3. $400, 4. $300, 5. $275, 6. $250, 7. $225, 8. $200, 9. $200, 10. $200.


To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also follow the USRA on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.


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