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Cresco Speedway

.4 mi./0.644 km. Dirt Oval located in Cresco, IA
Opened: 1936 | Track In Operation


Previous Names: Cresco Fairgrounds, Howard County Fairgrounds

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The following table contains a list of all known touring series or major events held at this speedway. Think we're missing one or have the results to it? Contact us!

Date Sanction Winner Laps
25 August 1957 IMCA Stock Car Series Johnny Beauchamp 12
25 August 1957 IMCA Stock Car Series Johnny Beauchamp 100
28 August 1960 IMCA Stock Car Series Joe Dolphy
13 August 1961 IMCA Stock Car Series Ramo Stott 20
13 August 1961 IMCA Stock Car Series Chub Liebe 100
29 July 1962 IMCA Stock Car Series Ernie Derr 20
29 July 1962 IMCA Stock Car Series Ernie Derr 100
26 July 1964 IMCA Stock Car Series Dick Hutcherson 25
26 July 1964 IMCA Stock Car Series Dick Hutcherson 100
21 July 1965 IMCA Stock Car Series Verlin Eaker 100
24 July 1966 IMCA Stock Car Series Ernie Derr 100
24 July 1966 IMCA Stock Car Series Ramo Stott 25
21 July 1968 IMCA Stock Car Series Ernie Derr 25
20 July 1969 IMCA Stock Car Series Ole Brua 25
20 July 1969 IMCA Stock Car Series Fred Horn 100
19 July 1970 IMCA Stock Car Series Ernie Derr 100
16 July 1972 IMCA Stock Car Series Gordon Blankenship 100
2 June 1988 IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series Jay Johnson
30 July 1992 NASCAR Busch All-Star Tour Bob Hill
6 September 1993 NASCAR Busch All-Star Tour Bob Hill 50
29 July 1994 NASCAR Busch All-Star Tour Gary Webb 50
3 September 1995 IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series Gary Webb
1 September 1996 IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series Gary Webb
15 July 1997 UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Brian Birkhofer
14 July 1998 UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Rick Aukland
6 September 1998 Interstate Racing Association Joe Roe 25
5 September 1999 Interstate Racing Association Travis Whitney 25
3 September 2000 Interstate Racing Association Joe Roe 25
2 September 2001 Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series Joe Roe
26 May 2002 Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series Terry McCarl
1 September 2002 Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series Ricky Logan 25
31 August 2003 Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series Ricky Logan 25
4 September 2005 Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series Travis Whitney 25
24 June 2010 IMCA JR Motorsports Hawkeye Dirt Tour Jeff Waterman
4 August 2010 USRA Dart Iron Man Challenge Brian Gjere 20
23 June 2011 IMCA JR Motorsports Hawkeye Dirt Tour Mark Elliott
4 August 2011 USRA Stock Car Iron Man Challenge Tory Reicks
4 August 2011 USRA B-Mod Iron Man Challenge Cayden Carter
4 September 2011 Dart Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series Denny Eckrich 30
21 June 2012 IMCA JR Motorsports Hawkeye Dirt Tour Mark Elliott
2 September 2012 USRA B-Mod Industrial Material Surplus Iron Man Challenge Jared Timmerman
2 September 2012 USRA Stock Car Industrial Material Surplus Iron Man Challenge Mitch Hovden
1 September 2013 USRA Stock Car Iron Man Challenge Tom Schmitt 20
1 September 2013 USRA B-Mod Iron Man Challenge Cory Crapser 20
14 June 2015 USRA B-Mod Holley Iron Man Series Dan Hovden 20
14 June 2015 USMTS Farm Boy BBQ Sauce Northern Regional Series Rodney Sanders 40
14 June 2015 USRA Stock Car Holley Iron Man Series Mitch Hovden 25
2 July 2015 USRA Stock Car Holley Iron Man Series Mitch Hovden
2 July 2015 USRA B-Mod Holley Iron Man Series Dan Hovden
6 September 2015 USRA B-Mod Holley Iron Man Series Dan Hovden 15
6 September 2015 USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup National Championship Series Rodney Sanders 35
6 September 2015 USRA Stock Car Holley Iron Man Series Mitch Hovden 20
3 October 2015 USRA Stock Car Holley Iron Man Series Kyle Falck
3 October 2015 USRA B-Mod Holley Iron Man Series Brandon Hare
3 July 2016 USRA B-Mod Out-Pace Iron Man Series Dan Hovden
3 July 2016 USRA Stock Car Holley Iron Man Series Nathan Wood
4 September 2016 USRA B-Mod Out-Pace Iron Man Series Jason Schlangen 20
4 September 2016 USRA Stock Car Holley Iron Man Series Kevin Donlan 20
4 September 2016 USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental Rodney Sanders 42
2 July 2017 USRA B-Mod Out-Pace Iron Man Series Dan Hovden
2 July 2017 USRA Stock Car Holley Iron Man Series Danny Sacquitne
3 September 2017 USRA Stock Car Holley Iron Man Series Mitch Hovden 20
3 September 2017 USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental Jason Hughes (OK) 40
3 September 2017 USRA B-Mod Out-Pace Iron Man Series Jason Schlangen 20
20 June 2019 Lucas Oil Midwest LateModel Racing Association Chad Simpson 40
4 July 2019 Arnold Motor Supply USRA B-Mod Out-Pace Iron Man Challenge presented by Pace Performance Dan Hovden
4 July 2019 Arnold Motor Supply USRA American Racer Stock Car Iron Man Challenge presented by Medieval Chassis Dillon Anderson

A table of all seasons in which The Third Turn has point standings for this track. Click on each individual season to view all divisions and point standings. If we don't have points to a particular season and you do, please Contact us!


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