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Modified driver Jason Cummins, left, races Sunday night at Mason City Motor Speedway. Cummins is the 2016 track champion at MCMS.

JARED PATTERSON, The Globe Gazette

MASON CITY — With season championships secured, Sunday night is a way to give back to those who have made the first year of USRA racing at Mason City Motor Speedway a success, promoter Al Hejna said.

There will be no heats, instead features will start the show at 6 p.m. and be lined up by points and admission will be $1 for all fans.

The car counts at MCMS have been steady throughout, topping out last Sunday night when 109 cars checked in pit side.

It was the largest car count at Mason City since the Skip Rose Memorial in May 2011.

Here’s a look at how each driver raced to a season championship at MCMS:

Modifieds, Jason Cummins

With six points races for the Modifieds, one bad night could have spoiled the chance at winning a championship.

Cummins never had that awful night, and his consistent finishes from start to finish is why he is a first-time track title holder at MCMS. Cummins never finished lower than eighth – that coming in the season opener – and finished in the top five in the final five points races. He doesn’t have a feature win entering Sunday, but he has twice crossed the stripe as a runner-up.

Stock Cars, Kevin Donlan – From the drop of the green flag, Donlan has been the guy to beat in a class that routinely produced terrific racing. Donlan won three of his first five starts at MCMS and had three other finishes in the top three. His second-place finish Sunday sealed his first track title at MCMS.

B Modifieds, Nate Chodur – The driver from Lake Mills won his first season championship in 2003. He’s been a model of consistency in the class ever since. This season marks his fifth track title at Mason City and his first since repeating in 2012 and 2013. Chodur won two features and rarely found trouble in a class that featured plenty of parity.

Hobby Stocks, Weston Koop – Koop secured his second track championship in three years by finishing the season with a flourish. He either won or finished second in five of the last six features. His win tally of four was the most by any driver this season at MCMS.

Mitch Balik, Tuners – Balik trailed by four points entering Sunday’s final points race, and his win and Oliver Monson’s second-place finish handed Balik the track title by the slimmest of margins over Monson. Balik’s championship chase received a boost in the final weeks as he won two of the last three features.


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