Anderson wins JB Life Hobby Stock special

By Greg Grabianowski

ALGONA, Iowa (July 6) – Shannon Anderson took full advantage of drawing the pole position, led the whole race and went onto take the $1,000 first place winnings in the JB Life IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock Special at the Kossuth County Speedway on Thursday, July 6.

Anderson built a big lead after a pair of early caution flags before Chanse Hollatz slowly reeled in the Des Moines driver. But after the yellow flag again flew with three laps to go, Anderson regained control for his fifth feature win of the summer at the track.

Cody Nielsen finished second in the race as Brandon Nielsen was third, Hollatz took fourth and Kyle Si­dles rounded out the top five as a total of 19 Hobby Stocks answered the call.

“I got lucky and drew up front,” said Anderson.  “My hat is off to everybody who helps me with the car.  It was a high side track, smooth and fast and I was able to hold them off for the win.  This track is one of the best in the state.”

“The first time I came up here, I fell in love with this place and I have been coming back ever since for the past three years. It is a long drive and I am wore out on Fridays but it is well worth it, especially when you win a special like tonight.”

Josh Sidles went from 17th to sixth as the feature’s hard charger.

Austin Wolf was the IMCA Modified winner and Jake Masters passed Kevin Opheim with four laps left in winning the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main.

Josh Meyer topped the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature and Nate Coopman continued his domina­tion in the class with another Mach-1 Sport Compact victory.