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December 26, 2023

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[Kenton Allen earned Swift Springs Rookie of the Year honors in the USRA Modified division.]

Kenton Allen earned Swift Springs Rookie of the Year honors in the USRA Modified division.


The Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series saw eight drivers snag Swift Springs Rookie of the Year awards in the USRA Modified, Medieval USRA Stock Car, USRA B-Mod, USRA Hobby Stock, USRA Late Model, USRA Limited Mod, Sunoco USRA Factory Stock and USRA Tuner divisions.

Each Swift Springs Rookie of the Year in 2023 will receive a one-of-a-kind plaque and cash awards as well.

The top rookies in the USRA Modifieds, Medieval USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods will each get $500. USRA Limited Mods and Sunoco USRA Factory Stocks are racing for $350 cash while Hobby Stock and Late Model competitors are gunning for $300. The top rookie in the USRA Tuner class will earn $200.

Swift Springs also padded the points funds for all classes in 2023.

Swift Springs USRA Rookie of the Year Final 2023 Standings
Top three in the final 2023 points showing finishing position, car number, driver, hometown and points earned.

USRA Modifieds
1. 98 Kenton Allen, Chanute, Kan., 3547
2. 12C Leland Cruz, Amarillo, Texas, 3326
3. 12 Andrew Thomas, Chillicothe, Mo., 3313

Medieval USRA Stock Cars
1. 3C Colin Deming, Hobbs, N.M., 4287
2. 85 Darrin Schmidt, Winchester, Kan., 4072
3. 16 Chris Dishong, Atchison, Kan., 3491

1. 00 Cason Harris, Bella Vista, Ark., 3720
2. 25 Dale Schwamman, Fort Atkinson, Iowa, 3609
3. F18 Johnathan Ferrari, Alma, Ark., 3472

USRA Hobby Stocks
1. 26 Max Jones, Waterville, Iowa, 3093
2. 13 Shila Erickson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 2921
3. 02F Samuel Fitterer, Lake City, Minn., 2811

USRA Late Models
1. 44 Cade Nelson, Hermantown, Minn., 4078
2. 35X Parker Foster, Winona, Minn., 3203
3. 3 Tyler Stargardt, Marshfield, Wis., 1952

USRA Limited Mods
1. 955 Talan Willis, Elizabeth, La., 3668
2. 12 Trevin Graves, Lubbock, Texas, 3437
3. 23A Ryan Penrod, Lubbock, Texas, 3333

Sunoco USRA Factory Stocks
1. 777X Logan Gordon, W. Monroe, La., 3039
2. 2H Casey Henning, Indiahoma, Okla., 2755
3. 21R Landon Rogers, Karnack, Texas, 2751

USRA Tuners
1. 93S Stephanie Sharp, Nashville, Ark., 3915
2. 38 Dalton Fels, Calmar, Iowa, 3743
3. 15 Dillon Riehle, Waukon, Iowa, 3488

Rookie racers in the Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series will once again be hunting the Swift Springs USRA Rookie of the Year Award in their division in 2024.

Cash, trophies and contingencies designated for rookie competitors shall be awarded to drivers who fulfill and meet all minimum requirements for eligibility.

National points are used for rookie points determination. Driver may have participated in a maximum of ten (10) USRA events in his/her division prior to the current year to be eligible for rookie status.

B-Mod and/or Limited Mod drivers may have participated in a maximum of ten (10) Late Model or Modified events in a prior year. Hobby Stock competitors may have participated in a maximum of ten (10) Late Model, Modified, Stock Car, B-Mod or Limited Mod events in a prior year. Hobby Stock and/or Factory Stock competitors may have participated in a maximum of ten (10) Late Model, Modified, Stock Car, B-Mod and/or Limited Mod events in a prior year. Tuner drivers may have participated in a maximum of ten (10) events in any other USRA division in a prior year.

About Swift Springs
In the time since Swift Springs officially opened its doors in 1997, Swift Springs has dealt with many world class race teams in multitudes of different races including road racing, rally, off road, drift, autocross, pavement and dirt oval track, motorcycles and more.

Swift Springs has lifted many racers to a podium finish and is continuing to do so. With so much experience behind them, they feel confident that their springs give racers a leg up in any kind of race he or she participates in.

For more information about Swift Springs, call (909) 393-8623, check them out online at and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

USRA Awards Banquet set for Jan. 27: The USRA and USMTS will host a joint awards banquet on Saturday, Jan. 27, inside the 9,792-square-foot Nevada Ballroom at the Harrah's Kansas City Hotel & Casino to celebrate the 2023 racing season for both organizations.

Tickets include a luxurious dinner featuring a plentiful selection of fine food and a succulent dessert bar. A cash bar will also be available. The cost is $65 per person and can be purchased by calling (515) 832-6000 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tickets sales are available through Friday, Dec. 22, at 12 noon, and then resume on Wednesday, Jan. 3, after the holiday break. The deadline to purchase tickets to the awards banquet is Friday, Jan. 12, at 4 p.m.

A limited number or hotel rooms have been reserved for banquet attendees. Call Harrah's at 800-427-7247 or book online and mention the Group Code "S01US24" to receive the special Group Rate.

Harrah's Kansas City Hotel & Casino offers one of the most exciting hotels and casinos in the heart of America, blending small-town charm with big-city amenities with over 390+ luxurious rooms, a collection of gourmet dining experiences and the area's hottest gaming and entertainment. Visit for more information.

Alternatively, you can book rooms at Ameristar Kansas City, which is located just minutes from Harrah's. Use Group Code "USRA23" and call (816) 414-7000.

For more than two decades, the United States Racing Association has attracted more and more racetracks and dirt track racers each year through fair, logical and cost-effective rules accompanied by an organization that puts the racers, racetracks and their fans first. During the 2023 Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series, more than 60 of America's finest dirt ovals hosted more than 1,000 nights of racing.

To learn more about the USRA, check out Follow our social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. To get USRA news and exclusive promotions delivered to your inbox, click here.

USRA competitors can register for the 2024 Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series online at or call (515) 832-6000 to register by phone. You can also download the application at and then submit your completed form by email at or fax at (515) 832-7958.

USRA OFFICIAL SPONSORS: American Racer Racing Tires, Beyea Headers, Chevrolet Performance, Christie Door Company, Fast Shafts, FK Rod Ends, KS Engineering, KSE Racing Products, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Nitroquest Media, PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain, RacinDirt, Summit Racing Equipment, Sunoco Race Fuels.

USRA PARTICIPATING SPONSORS: Allen Autosports Race Cars, ARMI Contractors, Boubin Tire & Automotive, Brodix Cylinder Heads, DAY Motorsports, Duvall Electric,, Innovative AutoGlass & Window Tint, PBM Performance Products, Star 1 Roofing & Construction, Stealth Thru Tubing, Texas Locomotive Solutions, TNT Auto Parts,

USRA CONTINGENCY SPONSORS: AFCO Racing Products, Allstar Performance, Bryke Racing, BSB Manufacturing, Champ Pans, Edelbrock, Hooker Harness, Hyperco, Integra Racing Shocks & Springs, JE Pistons, K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers, Keyser Manufacturing, Landrum Performance Springs, MD3, Medieval Chassis, MSD, Performance Bodies & Parts, QA1, Quarter Master, QuickCar Racing Products,, Real Racing Wheels, Swift Springs, Sybesma Graphics, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Wilwood Disc Brakes.

USRA RACETRACKS: 81 Speedway, Alien Motor Speedway, Ark-La-Tex Speedway, Arrowhead Speedway, Bolivar Speedway, Boothill Speedway, Callaway Raceway, Caney Valley Speedway, Cedar Lake Speedway, Crawford County Speedway, Cresco Speedway, Dallas County Speedway, Deer Creek Speedway, Diamond Park Speedway, Eagle Valley Speedway, Electric City Speedway, Elk City Motorsports Park, Fairmont Raceway, Fayette County Speedway, Gondik Law Speedway, Hamilton County Speedway, Humboldt Speedway, Hunt County Raceway, I-35 Speedway, I-90 Speedway, Lakeside Speedway, Lawton Speedway, Legacy Speedway, Longdale Speedway, Lucas Oil Speedway, Mason City Motor Speedway, Midway Speedway, Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Monett Raceway, Northwest Missouri State Fairgrounds, Ogilvie Raceway, Outlaw Motor Speedway, Rapid Speedway, Red Cedar Speedway, Red Dirt Raceway, Rocket Raceway Park, Route 66 Motor Speedway, RPM Speedway, Sabine Speedway, Salina Highbanks Speedway, Sandia Speedway, Sports Park Raceway, Springfield Raceway, Super Bee Speedway, Texarkana 67 Speedway, Thunder Valley Speedway, Tomahawk Speedway, Tri-State Speedway, Tulsa Speedway, US 36 Raceway, Vado Speedway Park, West Texas Raceway, Winneshiek Raceway.


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