By Greg Grabianowski
ALGONA, Iowa (April 30) – No one had the answer to hometown hotshoe Austin Wolf as he cruised to a green, white, checkered finish in the feature in Thursday’s season-opening IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature at Kossuth County Speedway.
Pole starter Mike Jergens was the runner-up with Tim Ward third.
David Wickman earned his first win of the season in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. Kevin Opheim finished second followed by Chad Palmer.
Colby Fett drew the pole for the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature and turned that plum position into a victory. Ben Schultze ended up in second place with Clay Evans taking third.
Brandon Nielsen steered his number T8 rig across the finish line first in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature. Jeremy Wegner was the runner-up while Drew Barglof placed third.
Defending national champion Nate Coopman raced from outside row three to win the Mach-1 Sport Compact main. Tenth starting Jay DeVries was second and Kaytee Devries placed third.
Some nice improvements at the facilities and a smooth, fast track greeted 80 cars. New lighting, a new catwalk on the back straightway and a new sound system were just some of the changes that a good opening night crowd saw during an entertaining opening night.