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Stahl snags USRA Tuner National Championship

December 15, 2023

Brad Stahl filled in the missing piece to his USRA Tuner racing résumé with his first Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series title in 2023.

The newly-crowned USRA Tuner National Champion garnered 11 wins in his 29 starts, along with 23 top-five and 25 top-ten finishes.

Racing against big fields nearly every weekend, the 36-year-old from Castalia, Iowa, outdistanced Justin Converse of Texarkana, Ark., who settled for second-place for a second straight season.

Braiden Schaufenbuel of New Hampton, Iowa, goes up against Stahl most race nights and finished third in the final points.

Stahl, who won the Summit USRA Nationals in 2020 and again in 2022, competed at the Cresco Speedway, Fayette County Speedway, Karl Chevrolet Hamilton County Speedway, Lucas Oil Speedway and Winneshiek Raceway in 2023.

USRA Tuner 2023 National Championship
Final top 20 points standings showing finishing position, car number, driver, hometown and points earned.
1. 35 Brad Stahl, Castalia, Iowa, 4416
2. C49 Justin Converse, Texarkana, Ark., 4290
3. 28 Braiden Schaufenbuel, New Hampton, Iowa, 4217
4. 15 Tyler Crimmins, Fort Dodge, Iowa, 4132
5. 4T Trenton Wilson, Chanute, Kan., 4094
6. 93S Stephanie Sharp, Nashville, Ark., 4015
7. 11X Robert Sumrell, Ashdown, Ark., 3983
8. 18H Josh Hills, Elkader, Iowa, 3896
9. 56 Katie Stahl, Castalia, Iowa, 3888
10. 38 Dalton Fels, Calmar, Iowa, 3843
11. 1X Clay Gardner, Stamps, Ark., 3761
12. 48 Ty Monserud, Waukon, Iowa, 3750
13. 13 Bob Horton, Amity, Ark., 3611
14. 14 Tyler Ellis, Murfreesboro, Ark., 3599
15. 29B Brandon Harrod, Beckville, Texas, 3569
16. 72k Kayla Kizer, Fouke, Ark., 3563
17. 15 Dillon Riehle, Waukon, Iowa, 3488
18. 5K Perry Kessel, Cresco, Iowa, 3482
19. 15 Travis Bockover, Chanute, Kan., 3330
20. 6 Dillon Box, Madill, Okla., 3288

His wife, Katie Stahl also competes in the USRA Tuner division and nabbed the ninth spot in this year’s national points.

Past USRA Tuner National Champions
2023 - Brad Stahl, Castalia, Iowa
2022 - Oliver Monson, Thornton, Iowa
2021 - David Thompson, Mesquite Texas
2020 - Brian Schoenbaum Jr., San Antonio, Texas
2019 - Seth Scholl, Holmen, Wis.
2018 - Ryan Bryant, Mason City, Iowa
2017 - Kyle Balik, Fort Atkinson, Iowa

In addition to a $1,000 national points fund check, Brad Stahl will also earn awards from Summit Racing Equipment, Allstar Performance, Gunshepherd.com, Performance Bodies & Parts and Wilwood Racing and others.

The United States Racing Association (USRA) and United States Modified Touring Series (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 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” and call (816) 414-7000.

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