Gerritsen wins in front of hometown crowd; Regnerus, Bousmeester, Klaassen also score Rapid Speedway wins
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June 28, 2019  |  by Joel Vis

Don Gerritsen Jr. won the USRA Modified feature.

It was hot and thick Friday night at Rapid Speedway, and so was the action on the track.

It took awhile to get a lap in during the Cook Racing Supplies USRA Hobby Stock feature, but once it did it was fast and furious as cars were on the move throughout the field but it was Adrian, Minn., driver Brady Klaassen’s night as he took the win. Klaassen led from the get-go until a caution seven laps in allowed Levi VanderWeide to jump inside of Klaassen on the restart and momentarily take lead, but Klaassen fired back to the lead on the high side out of turn 2.

One last-ditch effort by Vander Weide on a green-white-checkered restart fell short and Klaassen picked up his second win of the season.

“I’ve had to come out of the 'B' the last couple weeks and pass a lot of cars," Klaassen said. "So it was nice to start up front.”

Vander Weide finished runner-up followed by Jamie Songer from Ankeny and Dawson DeBoer. Dylan Vanden Top chargeed from 18th to finish 5th.

Tracy Halouska won the "B" feature while Vander Weide, DeBoer, Alex Wiertzema and Dustin Gulbrandson grabbed the heat wins.


Brady Klaassen won the Cook Racing Supplies USRA Hobby Stock feature.

There was a new face to the racetrack and a new face in victory lane in the Out-Pace USRA B-Mods as Jared Boumeester took home the checkers. The driver from Waseka, Minn., turned a front-row starting spot into a big lead early in the race. Last week’s winner, Tyler Johnson, made his way to second on lap 2 and set chase after Boumeester. A caution at the halfway point allowed Brock Hess to rocket his way from fifth to second on a restart, but no one had anything for Boumeester on the night and he went on to win by six car-lengths.

“It’s a fun little race track," Boumeester said. "We just came down to test before the Iron Man shows coming up later in the year, and we’re lucky enough to pick up the win.”

Hess came from ninth to finish second followed by Derek Van Veldhuizen. Tyler Tesch came from 16th to fourth and Johnson rounded out the top 5.

Kaleb Modder took home the "B" feature win and heat race wins went to Boumeester, Kole Nordquist, Dave Kennedy and Brady Joynt.


Jared Boumeester won the Out-Pace USRA B-Mod feature.

The American Racer USRA Stock Cars once again saw multiple cars battle up front throughout the race. Points leader Rich Gregoire grabbed the early lead from the pole with Colby Klaassen challenging to his inside. Justin Regnerus moved from sixth to second on lap 6, and one lap later took the lead away from Gregoire. The top 5 continued tight racing to the end with Regnerus feeling constant pressure from Klaassen.

Regnerus never gave up the bottom and a last-lap challenge around the top from Klaassen fell short at the line as Regnerus got his third win of the season.

“We made a change to the setup after the heat and then there was more moisture than we thought there would be," Regnerus revealed. "I knew it was going to be a tight race.”

Klaassen finished a close second followed by Gregoire in third. Darrin Korthals charged from 12th to finish fourth and Chad Lonneman completed the top 5.

Lonneman, Roger Verdoorn and Tommy Kracht took the heat race wins.


Justin Regnerus won the American Racer USRA Stock Car feature.

Don Gerritsen Jr. doesn’t get many chances to race in front of his hometown crowd, but he took advantage and cruised to victory in the USRA Modifieds in the night's final feature. Gerritsen had a huge lead from the pole until a caution on lap four bunched up the field. Sean Barragan from Sergent Bluff took a shot at the lead on the restart but Gerritsen was too fast for the field and once again drove away.

Even finding lapped traffic late in the race didn’t slow him down and Gerritsen grabbed his first win at Rapid Speedway since 2006.

“I didn’t know how big of a lead that I had," said the Rock Rapids native. "The lapped cars had me a little nervous.”

Barragan went on to finish second. James Slawson was third, followed by Chad Ten Napel and Jason Scheiders for the top 5.

Slawson and Duke Ericson were the heat winners.

Rapid Speedway will take the week off for the Fourth of July holiday, but will be back in action Friay, July 12, with a B-Mod special.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Racing Association
Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series
Rapid Speedway, Rock Rapids, Iowa
Friday, June 28, 2019

Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver and hometown.

USRA MODIFIEDS

Heat #1:
1. (2) 57 Duke Erickson, Sioux Falls, S.D.
2. (3) 88 Sean Barragan, Sergent Bluff, Iowa
3. (1) 14 Jason Fisher, Lakefield, Minn.
4. (5) 44X Jason Scheiders, Sioux City, Iowa
5. (6) 47 Darin Roepke, Lemars, Iowa
6. (7) 07B Corey Bosma, Early, Iowa
7. (8) X Chris Moore, Madison, S.D.
8. (4) 25 Clinton Bruns, Little Rock, Iowa

Heat #2:
1. (6) 17S James Slawson, Spirit Lake, Iowa
2. (2) 14X Todd Boulware, Jefferson, S.D.
3. (1) 20 Chad Ten Napel, Sioux City, Iowa
4. (7) 27 Don Gerritsen Jr., Rock Rapids, Iowa
5. (5) 10 Jay Triplett, Brookings, S.D.
6. (4) 7S Bob Fleshman, Merril, Iowa
7. (8) 782 Miah Christensen, Sioux Falls, S.D.
8. (3) 46-7 Danny Myrvold, Westbrook, Minn.

Feature:
1. (1) 27 Don Gerritsen Jr., Rock Rapids, Iowa
2. (3) 88 Sean Barragan, Sergent Bluff, Iowa
3. (6) 17S James Slawson, Spirit Lake, Iowa
4. (2) 20 Chad Ten Napel, Sioux City, Iowa
5. (7) 44X Jason Scheiders, Sioux City, Iowa
6. (5) 14 Jason Fisher, Lakefield, Minn.
7. (14) 782 Miah Christensen, Sioux Falls, S.D.
8. (9) 14X Todd Boulware, Jefferson, S.D.
9. (8) 57 Duke Erickson, Sioux Falls, S.D.
10. (12) 7S Bob Fleshman, Merril, Iowa
11. (4) 10 Jay Triplett, Brookings, S.D.
12. (10) 47 Darin Roepke, Lemars, Iowa
13. (16) 46-7 Danny Myrvold, Westbrook, Minn.
14. (15) 25 Clinton Bruns, Little Rock, Iowa
15. (11) 07B Corey Bosma, Early, Iowa
16. (13) X Chris Moore, Madison, S.D.

AMERICAN RACER USRA STOCK CARS

Heat #1:
1. (4) 4 Roger Verdoorn, Sibley, Iowa
2. (3) 34K Colby Klaassen, Little Rock, Iowa
3. (5) 32 Justin Regnerus, Middleburg, Iowa
4. (7) 32X Rich Gregoire, Russell, Minn.
5. (2) 22E Eric Gaul, Rushmore, Minn.
6. (6) 5X Kevin Kremin, Sibley, Iowa
7. (1) 84L Alan Lange, Pipestone, Minn.

Heat #2:
1. (2) 117L Chad Lonneman, Adrian, Minn.
2. (1) 36 Glenn Wynia, Sioux Center, Iowa
3. (4) 11K Darrin Korthals, Rock Rapids, Iowa
4. (5) 40 Scott Overgaard, Luverne, Minn.
5. (7) 81 Travis Vanden Top, Rock Rapids, Iowa
6. (3) 43K Josh Kelderman, Sioux Center, Iowa
7. (6) 84 Matt Lange, Pipestone, Minn.

Heat #3:
1. (3) 15X Thomas Kracht, Luverne, Minn.
2. (6) 20K Spenser Kalass, Luverne, Minn.
3. (4) 16J Jon DeBoer, Little Rock, Iowa
4. (2) 1H Tom Hagedorn, Royal, Iowa
5. (1) 51 Mark Sanow, Jasper, Minn.
6. (5) 46-7 Stefan Sybesma, Sanborn, Iowa

Feature:
1. (6) 32 Justin Regnerus, Middleburg, Iowa
2. (2) 34K Colby Klaassen, Little Rock, Iowa
3. (1) 32X Rich Gregoire, Russell, Minn.
4. (12) 11K Darrin Korthals, Rock Rapids, Iowa
5. (9) 117L Chad Lonneman, Adrian, Minn.
6. (13) 22E Eric Gaul, Rushmore, Minn.
7. (4) 36 Glenn Wynia, Sioux Center, Iowa
8. (11) 16J Jon DeBoer, Little Rock, Iowa
9. (8) 4 Roger Verdoorn, Sibley, Iowa
10. (20) 84 Matt Lange, Pipestone, Minn.
11. (7) 1H Tom Hagedorn, Royal, Iowa
12. (17) 43K Josh Kelderman, Sioux Center, Iowa
13. (18) 46-7 Stefan Sybesma, Sanborn, Iowa
14. (14) 81 Travis Vanden Top, Rock Rapids, Iowa
15. (10) 15X Thomas Kracht, Luverne, Minn.
16. (19) 84L Alan Lange, Pipestone, Minn.
17. (15) 51 Mark Sanow, Jasper, Minn.
18. (3) 20K Spenser Kalass, Luverne, Minn.
19. (16) 5X Kevin Kremin, Sibley, Iowa
DQ – (5) 40 Scott Overgaard, Luverne, Minn.

OUT-PACE USRA B-MODS

Heat #1:
1. (1) 1AND Brady Joynt, Webb, Iowa
2. (2) 44 Mitch Van Engen, Doon, Iowa
3. (3) 11L Lyndon Johnson, Montrose, S.D.
4. (6) 40 Tim Dann, Hartford, S.D.
5. (5) 8M Kaleb Modder, George, Iowa
6. (7) 45R Dale Ricks Jr., Boyden, Iowa
7. (4) 66R Randy Van Veldhuizen, Rock Rapids, Iowa

Heat #2:
1. (1) 10N Kole Nordquist, Beresford, S.D.
2. (3) 20 Derek Van Veldhuizen, Rock Rapids, Iowa
3. (5) 91 Tyler Johnson, Montrose, S.D.
4. (4) 4 Jackson Mulder, Doon, Iowa
5. (2) 11 Austin Price, Alton, Iowa
6. (6) 1K Scott Kennedy, Sioux Falls, S.D.
7. (7) 21B Josh Van, Sibley, Iowa

Heat #3:
1. (1) 21K Dave Kennedy, Sioux Falls, S.D.
2. (3) 63 Chris Huisman, Rock Rapids, Iowa
3. (6) 27 Kevin Joachim, Larchwood, Iowa
4. (4) 13N Nick Schmidt, Baltic, S.D.
5. (7) 34 Miles Veen, Worthington, Minn.
6. (2) 66 Jeff Wittrock, Sioux Falls, S.D.
7. (5) 77R Derek Roney, Postville, Iowa

Heat #4:
1. (4) 81 Jared Boumeester, Waseca, Minn.
2. (3) 16 Brock Hess, Sioux Falls, S.D.
3. (1) 21T Trevor Tesch, Worthing, S.D.
4. (5) 22T Tyler Tesch, Lennox, S.D.
5. (6) 21 Eric Faber, Sioux Center, Iowa
6. (2) 7C Cole Christensen, Sioux Falls, S.D.

"B" Feature:
1. (1) 8M Kaleb Modder, George, Iowa
2. (6) 7C Cole Christensen, Sioux Falls, S.D.
3. (7) 66R Randy Van Veldhuizen, Rock Rapids, Iowa
4. (10) 77R Derek Roney, Postville, Iowa
5. (5) 45R Dale Ricks Jr., Boyden, Iowa
6. (9) 66 Jeff Wittrock, Sioux Falls, S.D.
7. (8) 21B Josh Van, Sibley, Iowa
8. (2) 11 Austin Price, Alton, Iowa
9. (4) 21 Eric Faber, Sioux Center, Iowa
10. (3) 34 Miles Veen, Worthington, Minn.
DNS – 1K Scott Kennedy, Sioux Falls, S.D.

"A" Feature:
1. (2) 81 Jared Boumeester, Waseca, Minn.
2. (9) 16 Brock Hess, Sioux Falls, S.D.
3. (6) 20 Derek Van Veldhuizen, Rock Rapids, Iowa
4. (16) 22T Tyler Tesch, Lennox, S.D.
5. (4) 91 Tyler Johnson, Montrose, S.D.
6. (10) 10N Kole Nordquist, Beresford, S.D.
7. (7) 44 Mitch Van Engen, Doon, Iowa
8. (3) 27 Kevin Joachim, Larchwood, Iowa
9. (1) 21K Dave Kennedy, Sioux Falls, S.D.
10. (18) 7C Cole Christensen, Sioux Falls, S.D.
11. (14) 4 Jackson Mulder, Doon, Iowa
12. (17) 8M Kaleb Modder, George, Iowa
13. (19) 66R Randy Van Veldhuizen, Rock Rapids, Iowa
14. (15) 13N Nick Schmidt, Baltic, S.D.
15. (20) 77R Derek Roney, Postville, Iowa
16. (12) 21T Trevor Tesch, Worthing, S.D.
17. (11) 1AND Brady Joynt, Webb, Iowa
18. (13) 40 Tim Dann, Hartford, S.D.
19. (5) 63 Chris Huisman, Rock Rapids, Iowa
20. (8) 11L Lyndon Johnson, Montrose, S.D.

COOK RACING SUPPLIES USRA HOBBY STOCKS

Heat #1:
1. (2) 13X Alex Wiertzma, Little Rock, Iowa
2. (4) 22 Blake Arends, Little Rock, Iowa
3. (1) 14K Bryant Klaassen, Adrian, Minn.
4. (3) 52 Trevor Kracht, Luverne, Minn.
5. (6) 18K Landon Krohn, Rowena, S.D.
6. (5) 12 Jordan VanWesten, Sibley, Iowa
DNS – 15 Thomas Kracht, Luverne, Minn.

Heat #2:
1. (1) 31 Dawson DeBoer, Little Rock, Iowa
2. (3) 11 Nick Janssen, Sioux Falls, S.D.
3. (6) 30X Troy Hovey, Decorah, Iowa
4. (7) X Tyler Schlumbohm, Sioux Falls, S.D.
5. (5) 17J Jason Bradley, Sioux Falls, S.D.
6. (4) 81VT Dylan Vanden Top, Rock Rapids, Iowa
7. (2) 46-7 Jacob Foster, Melvin, Iowa

Heat #3:
1. (1) 8 Levi Vander Weide, Sioux Falls, S.D.
2. (4) 85 Jamie Songer, Ankeny, Iowa
3. (3) 4D Cory Kelderman, Hills, Minn.
4. (6) 61N Nick Brady, Sioux Falls, S.D.
5. (5) 14S Aaron Stettnichs, Rock Rapids, Iowa
6. (2) 01 Donnie Planting, Estherville, Iowa
7. (7) S2H Scotty DeJong, George, Iowa

Heat #4:
1. (2) 6 Dustin Gulbrandson, Sioux Falls, S.D.
2. (5) 35K Brady Klaassen, Adrian, Minn.
3. (1) 88 Chad Kooiker, Rock Valley, Iowa
4. (4) 23 Marty Halouska, Worthing, S.D.
5. (6) 86 Tracy Halouska, Worthing, S.D.
6. (3) 77 Max Skattum, Luverne, Minn.

"B" Feature:
1. (3) 86 Tracy Halouska, Worthing, S.D.
2. (5) 81VT Dylan Vanden Top, Rock Rapids, Iowa
3. (8) 14S Aaron Stettnichs, Rock Rapids, Iowa
4. (9) 01 Donnie Planting, Estherville, Iowa
5. (4) 12 Jordan VanWesten, Sibley, Iowa
6. (6) 77 Max Skattum, Luverne, Minn.
7. (2) 17J Jason Bradley, Sioux Falls, S.D.
8. (1) 18K Landon Krohn, Rowena, S.D.
9. (7) 46-7 Jacob Foster, Melvin, Iowa
DNS – 15 Thomas Kracht, Luverne, Minn.
DNS – S2H Scotty DeJong, George, Iowa

"A" Feature:
1. (2) 35K Brady Klaassen, Adrian, Minn.
2. (8) 8 Levi Vander Weide, Sioux Falls, S.D.
3. (6) 85 Jamie Songer, Ankeny, Iowa
4. (4) 31 Dawson DeBoer, Little Rock, Iowa
5. (18) 81VT Dylan Vanden Top, Rock Rapids, Iowa
6. (12) 6 Dustin Gulbrandson, Sioux Falls, S.D.
7. (13) 52 Trevor Kracht, Luverne, Minn.
8. (15) 61N Nick Brady, Sioux Falls, S.D.
9. (17) 86 Tracy Halouska, Worthing, S.D.
10. (9) 11 Nick Janssen, Sioux Falls, S.D.
11. (14) X Tyler Schlumbohm, Sioux Falls, S.D.
12. (5) 30X Troy Hovey, Decorah, Iowa
13. (16) 23 Marty Halouska, Worthing, S.D.
14. (11) 13X Alex Wiertzma, Little Rock, Iowa
15. (3) 88 Chad Kooiker, Rock Valley, Iowa
16. (10) 14K Bryant Klaassen, Adrian, Minn.
17. (7) 4D Cory Kelderman, Hills, Minn.
18. (1) 22 Blake Arends, Little Rock, Iowa



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