2020 USRA Late Model National Champion Lucas Peterson

USRA Director of Track Operations Bryce Hall, in conjuction with RacinDirt.com, recently spoke with 2020 USRA Late Model National Champion Lucas Peterson to discuss this past year in the Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series and what lies ahead for the 38-year-old from Grand Meadow, Minnesota.

This was the fourth straight year that a national champion was crowned in the USRA Late Model division, and for the second straight time the honor went to Peterson.

Peterson found the winner’s circle four times in 2020 at the Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin, where he captured the track championship. His four wins wound up being the tie-breaker for the track championship with James Anneliese settling for second place.

In his 23 starts, Peterson added 8 top-five and 18 top-ten finishes to his four triumphs. The 38-year-old will pocket more than $1,000 for his efforts, as well as contingency awards from several generous USRA marketing partners.

Final 2020 USRA Late Model national points:
1. Lucas Peterson, Grand Meadow, Minn. ... 3646
2. Shaun Mann, Buffalo City, Wis. ... 3509
3. Gavin Tarras, New Richmond, Wis. ... 2894
4. James Kannegiesser, Boyceville, Wis. ... 2667
5. Lance Hofer, Cochrane, Wis. ... 2639
6. Miranda Carlson, Afton, Minn. ... 2576
7. Alex Williamson, Rushford, Minn. ... 2385
8. Larry Fitzsimmons, East Bethel, Minn. ... 2377
9. Joe Provinzino, Chanhassen, Minn. ... 2364
10. Jordan Langer, Menomonie, Wis. ... 2341
11. Derek Nelson, Buffalo City, Wis. ... 2296
12. Michael Bruggeman, Gem Lake, Minn. ... 2280
13. Barry Johnson, Nelson, Wis. ... 2266
14. Nick Panitzke, Lonsdale, Minn. ... 2257
15. Douglas Ferguson, Winona, Minn. ... 2105
16. Triton Krause, Fountain City, Wis. ... 2058
17. Johnny Emerson, Clear Lake, Wis. ... 2026
18. Kory Ressie, Alma, Wis. ... 1918
19. Justin Sass, Elgin, Minn. ... 1832
20. Matt LaDuke, Cochrane, Wis. ... 1765

USRA Late Model national champions include Lucas Peterson (2020 and 2019) and Lance Hofer (2018 and 2017).

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