The USRA Stock Car Nationals at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Missouri brought in 320 drivers from all over the central United States this past weekend. When the racing had ended, many of the winners were racers familiar to the fans at the Upper Iowa Speedway.
For instance, Decorah driver Mitch Hovden–a seven-time USRA Stock Cars National Champion–made it eight national championships. Hovden took the lead on the backstretch on lap 15 and won by 1.3 seconds. “That is the longest 35 laps I think that I’ve ever made,” Hovden said in victory lane, adding, “That was an awesome race track and I’ve got to thank everybody who helped put this deal on.”
Upper Iowa Speedway promoter Wayne Smith says the performances by local race car drivers “was nothing short of amazing.” He says the three days of racing was well done and praises the leadership of USRA President Todd Staley as being a major factor in the success.
More information about the races is available at: https://www.lucasoilspeedway.com/news/articles