Decorah racers take top honors
Thursday, October 09, 2014 12:42 PM
Decorah USRA Stock Car drivers took control at the USRA National Championships, held over the weekend in Kansas.
Dillon Anderson (second from left) earned top honors in the USRA Stock Car championship. (Photo courtesy Buck Monson Photo and United States Racing Association)
Decorah drivers claimed five out of the top six spots in the 30-lap main event.
Polesitter Kevin Anderson (Kansas City, Mo.) paced the first two laps until veteran Steve Jackson (Polk City) took charge as the duo traded paint through a pair of corners.
Dillon Anderson (Decorah), who started sixth, worked the high side of the track throughout the contest and streaked past Jackson as the came to the flagstand to complete the 15th lap.
Six laps later, the red flag waved when Jamesport, Missouri’s Dean Wray’s engine erupted in a cloud of smoke on the front stretch, resulting in a multi-car melee in turn 1, which saw Bobby Tavis (Leavenworth, Kan.) rolling over.
Tavis was uninjured and, in fact, returned to join the field as they went back to green.
While you could practically throw a blanket over the top five cars, D. Anderson was flawless over the final nine laps, and the 2012 USRA Hobby Stock national champion claimed the USRA Stock Car feature win and pocketed $3,000.
Fellow Decorah drivers Kyle Falck and Mitch Hovden finished second and third, Jackson was fourth and another pair of Decorah drivers—Kevin Donlan and Bryan Webb—wound up fifth and sixth.
USMTS boss Todd Staley came home seventh after starting 18th, K. Anderson held on for eighth, Justin Seifert was ninth and 24th-starting Lucas Conley rounded out the top 10.
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