Night number three at Kossuth County draws 93 IMCA entries

Jake O’Neil won the Thursday night IMCA Modified main event at Kossuth County Speedway. (Photo by Greg Grabianowski)
By Greg Grabianowski

ALGONA, Iowa (May 23) – A season-high 93 IMCA entries visited the oval on night number three of rac­ing this season at Kossuth County Speedway.

Jake O’Neil came from back in the pack to win the IMCA Modified feature after early runs at the front by Aaron Benson and then Kelly Shryock. O’Neil took the lead with five laps to go and never looked back. Jeremy Mills was the runner-up with Shryock taking third. 

Jeramie Faber was the early leader in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature before Alec Fett grabbed the lead after a caution on the third lap. Once out front, he only had to survive a yellow flag on the fifth lap and hold a challenge from his brother Colby to win his first feature of the season. 

Shryock pulled double duty on the night as he also piloted an IMCA Sunoco Stock Car and took full ad­vantage of his outside pole position to lead the entire race and pick up the feature win. 

Kyle Sidles and Jay Sidles brought a fast field of 21 IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks to the green flag. Sidles grabbed the early lead only to see Doug Wickman take over the top spot one lap later. 

The yellow flag flew on the fourth lap and after the restart with Cody Nielsen wrestling the lead away from Wickman and never looked back the rest of the way as the race went non-stop. 

Bryce Sommerfeld went from upside down in his heat race to hard charger in the feature, going from 20th to a ninth place finish. 

Kaytee Devries dominated the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature as she took the lead immediately and led the distance in the green white, checkered contest.