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USRA B-Mod National Championship crown stays in Chisholm trophy case

December 13, 2023

After winning the USRA B-Mod National Championship for a second straight season in 2023, the trophy is staying in Osage, Iowa, for at least one more year.

Seventeen-year-old Joe “Smoke” Chisholm held off Shadren Turner in a nail-biter to top the class with more drivers than any other in the Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series after getting the job done last year at the age of 16.

Earning feature wins at the Deer Creek Speedway, Karl Chevrolet Hamilton County Speedway, Lucas Oil Speedway, Pritchard Family Auto Stores Mason City Motor Speedway and Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Chisholm racked up 18 feature wins to go along with 39 top-five and 42 top-ten finishes in 44 starts.

Three of the top four points-earners in 2022 made up the top three in the final standings of 2023. Tuner, who finished third in points last year with 27 wins, jumped up to claim the runner-honors this time with 25 victories.

Dan Hovden was third in this year’s final tally after bringing home a fourth-place points fund check in 2022. He won the 2019 Summit USRA Nationals when it was held at the Hamilton County Speedway.

USRA B-Mod 2023 National Championship
Final top 20 points standings showing finishing position, car number, driver, hometown and points earned.
1. 25 Joe Chisholm, Osage, Iowa, 4545
2. 56 Shadren Turner, St. Joseph, Mo., 4525
3. 16D Dan Hovden, Decorah, Iowa, 4478
4. 22 Dalton Ragsdale, Muskogee, Okla., 4409
5. 18 J.C. Morton, Springfield, Mo., 4355
6. 85 Ben Moudry, Protivin, Iowa, 4346
7. 56H Brandon Hare, Elma, Iowa, 4291
8. 54 Tyler Kidwell, Chanute, Kan., 4279
9. 69ER Tyler Cadwallader, Amazonia, Mo., 4264
10. 56 Ty Griffith, Webster City, Iowa, 4257
11. 57 Duke Erickson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 4257
12. 6 Dustin Kruse, Baltic, S.D., 4253
13. 3A Taylor Ausrud, Hayfield, Minn., 4188
14. 19K Kyle Slader, Muskogee, Okla., 4142
15. 17 Henry Chambers, Baldwin City, Kan., 4129
16. 02K Hunter Kennedy, St. Ansgar, Iowa, 4100
17. 88 Bryer McCoy, Webster City, Iowa, 4011
18. 5 Reece Solander, Emporia, Kan., 4007
19. 98 Kyle Anderson, Decorah, Iowa, 4003
20. 510 Cody King, Fanshawe, Okla., 3973

With Joe Chisholm’s back-to-back crowns he continues the legacy of Chisholm championship. His older brother, Jim Chisholm, was the USRA B-Mod National Champion the previous two years in 2020 and 2021.

Past USRA B-Mod National Champions:
2023 - Joe Chisholm, Osage, Iowa
2022 - Joe Chisholm, Osage, Iowa
2021 - Jim Chisholm, Osage, Iowa
2020 - Jim Chisholm, Osage, Iowa
2019 - Kris Jackson, Lebanon, Mo.
2018 - Kris Jackson, Lebanon, Mo.
2017 - Ryan Gillmore, Springfield, Mo.
2016 - J.C. Morton, Springfield, Mo.
2015 - Andy Bryant, Fort Scott, Kan.
2014 - Chad Clancy, Smithville, Mo.
2013 - Troy Hovey, Decorah, Iowa.
2012 - Scott Drake, Webb City, Mo.
2011 - Brandon Hare, Elma, Iowa
2010 - Brandon Hare, Elma, Iowa
2009 - Matt Jones, Waukon, Iowa
2008 - Matt Jones, Waukon, Iowa
2007 - Matt Jones, Waukon, Iowa
2006 - Tony Dunker, Quincy, Ill.

In addition to a $6,000 national points fund check, Joe Chisholm will also earn awards from Summit Racing Equipment, PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain, AERO Race Wheels, AFCO Racing Products, Allstar Performance, Bryke Racing, BSB Manufacturing, Champ Pans, Edelbrock, Gunshepherd.com, Hooker Harness, JE Pistons, Keyser Manufacturing, Landrum Performance Springs, Performance Bodies & Parts, QA1, Quarter Master, Real Racing Wheels, Sybesma Graphics, Wehrs Machine & Race Products and Wilwood Racing and others.

Awards banquet approaching: Tyler Davis will be honored when the United States Racing Association (USRA) and United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) 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 or (515) 832-7944, 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 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 Harrahs.com for more information.

Alternatively, you can book rooms at Ameristar Kansas City, which is located just minutes from Harrah's. Use Group Code “USRA23” or “USMTS23” and call (816) 414-7000.

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