Swanson charges to Algona SportMod checkers

By Greg Grabianowski

ALGONA, Iowa (April 26) – Last week’s runner-up was this week’s winner as Shane Swanson topped Saturday’s Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main event at Algona Raceway.

Swanson was the hard charger after going to the front from the outside of the fourth row. Greg Sidles was second and Nick Meyer ran third.

A familiar face found the winner circle in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature as David Smith earned his first feature victory of the season by holding off a determined Derek Green. Placing third was Devin Smith.

Mike Jergens was another first-time 2014 winner, in the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature. He started on the outside of the fourth row and piloted his no. 37 flying banana rig to the front of the pack and took the checkers ahead of Jesse Hoeft and Tim Ward.

Brandon Nielsen earned his first local IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock victory of the season. Pole starter Daniel Smith finished second and last week’s winner Cody Nielsen took third

Cory Peters came from the inside of the fourth row for the Mach-1 Sport Compact win with Jay DeVries second and Kaytee DeVries third.

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