SPENCER, Iowa – Their consistency has put Kelly Shryock and Joel Rust in the top two spots in point standings for the Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour.
Both will be looking to earn the series championship when the IMCA Modified tour concludes with events on Monday, Aug. 7 at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer and Wednesday, Aug. 9 at Buena Vista Raceway in Alta.
Shryock’s runner-up finish in the most recent tour feature at Dubuque put him back in first in the points race. The veteran from Fertile has finished outside the top five just once through the first seven tour events of the season while Rust owns four top-five showings.
Monday’s main event at Spencer pays $2,000 to win and a minimum of $200 to start while the Alta race pays $1,000 to win and a minimum of $150 to start. Both features are qualifiers for the 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. The Buena Vista Raceway feature winner pockets an additional $100 for each tour race they competed at this season, courtesy of IMCA.
Pit gates at Clay County open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 6 p.m. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow. Spectator admission is $15 for adults and free for kids 12 and under when accompanying a paid adult. Pit passes are $30.
Both the gates and the grandstand at BVR open at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:45 p.m. with racing to follow. Spectator admission is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors 65 and over, veterans and students ages 13-18. Kids 12 and under get in for $2 or free with the donation on a non-perishable food item to be given to an area food bank. Pit passes are $25 for adults and $15 for kids ages 6-10.
IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts are on both Monday and Wednesday cards. All IMCA points, including track, will be awarded in all divisions each night.
More information about the Clay County Fair Speedway show is available by calling 712 580-3000, ext. 217, and about the Buena Vista Raceway show on Facebook and the www.buenavistaraceway.com website.
Other IMCA Modified Speedweek events include the Aug. 8 Harris Clash at Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City and the Aug. 10 Night of 1,000 Stars, Aug. 11 Night of 10,000 Stars and Aug. 12 Shryock Memorial All-Star special, all at Hancock County Speedway in Britt.
All six race programs will be broadcast by IMCATV.
Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour top 20 point standings – 1. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, 256; 2. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, 252; 3. Kyle Brown, Madrid, 195; 4. Todd Shute, Des Moines, 193; 5. Jacob Murray, Hartford, 191; 6. Justin Kay, Wheatland, 183; 7. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, 167; 8. Tyler Droste, Waterloo, 149; 9. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 133; 10. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, 119; 11. Kurt Kile, Nichols, 109; 12. Tim Ward, Harcourt, 108; 13. Corey Dripps, Reinbeck, 104; 14. Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz., and David Brown, Kellogg, both 102; 16. Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown, 95; 17. Shane DeMey, Denison, 92; 18. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., 88; 19. Jesse Hoeft, Forest City, 86; 20. John Emerson, Waterloo, 83.