By Greg Grabianowski
ALGONA, Iowa (June 10) – Just four weeks into the 2021 racing season, several drivers have been very dominant at Kossuth County Speedway.
That trend continued on Thursday as Kaytee Devries won her fourth feature of the year at the track, Alec Fett earned his sixth overall feature win of the season and Kelly Shryock was a double winner.
Jeff Feaster and Rob Hughes led the IMCA Modified field to the flag stand for the green flag as Hughes was the early leader. An early caution flag on lap number five bunched the field back up as Hughes was still the leader at the point of the race.
The restart saw Hughes continue to lead but Jeremy Mills and Shryock were lurking, looking for their opportunity to strike. At the halfway point of the race, Shryock used the high side of the track to slide past Hughes and was not threatened after that as he won his second feature of the summer at the track.
Mills took second with Hughes placing third as Nick Meyer was fourth and Cody Knecht finished fifth.
Matt Looft and Fett have been the two hottest Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods drivers in the area so far in 2021 as Fett tacked on yet another feature win on Thursday evening, although it was his first one in Algona.
Jeramie Faber was the early leader before Doug Cook took over the top spot on lap three. George Nordman, Looft and Fett slowly reeled in Cook and Fett took over the lead with just six laps to go and went onto the victory as the race went green, white, checkered.
Looft finished as the runner-up with Cook placing third with Nordman fourth and Charlie Stevens rounded out the top five.
Ryan Watnem and Troy Swearingen were the early leaders in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main but got tangled up on lap two and were done for the night as Calvin Lange became the new leader.
Lange held the lead the first half of the race but Shryock was lurking, looking for his opportunity to take the lead. Just past the halfway mark of the feature, the veteran got past Lange and went onto to his second Stock Car victory at the track.
Lange held on to the second spot with Chad Palmer coming across the finish line in third place as last week’s winner McCain Jennings was fourth and Bruce Wickman placed fifth.
James Burns and Micah Lavrenz brought the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock field to the line as Steve Wickman grabbed the early lead.
Wickman held the lead for the first five laps before Eric Knutson took over as the race’s new leader. Once out in clean air, Knutson made his first trip to Algona this year look easy as he cruised to the feature win.
Finishing second was Josh Sidles followed by Wickman, Carter Koop and Chris Krug.
DeVries has plain and simply dominated the Mach-1 Sport Compacts as she went 4-for-4 in feature wins.
Lucas Parsons was the early leader until Devries took over on lap number and again piloted her 8K rig into the winner’s circle. Parsons took second with Olivier Monson, Jade Lange and Tayla Lange going 3-4-5.