IMCA Speed Shift TV Dirt Knights start busy week at Clay County

SPENCER, Iowa – Three races over the course of four nights are next for IMCA Modifieds following the Speed Shift TV Dirt Knights Tour, starting Monday at Clay County Fair Speedway. 

The Aug. 3 show at Spencer boasts a $1,000 to win, 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying feature. 

Pit gates and the grandstand open at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow for the 97th event in the tour’s 10-plus seasons. 

Fairmont Raceway’s Aug. 5 Bob Shryock Memorial and Kossuth County Speedway’s Aug. 6 Denny Hovenga Memorial are headlined by $1,000 to win, All-Star ballot qualifiers as well.

IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts complete Monday, Wednesday and Thursday night cards. 

Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and racing follows 7 p.m. hot laps at Fairmont. Algona opens the gates at 5:30 p.m. and also hot laps at 7 p.m. 

All Dirt Knights events are broadcast by Speed Shift TV. Point leader Ethan Braaksma of Newton won the first two events, at Park Jefferson Speedway and Buena Vista Raceway. Joel Rust of Grundy Center was the tour winner Tuesday at Hancock County Speedway.

Complementing next week’s tour events, IMCA Modifieds and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods are at Deer Creek Speedway on Tuesday, Aug. 4 for the 29th annual Harris Clash.

And Modifieds get top billing at Park Jeff’s big Iron Cup special on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7 and 8.