BRITT, Iowa (Aug. 7) – After checking out his tires, Kollin Hibdon checked out for a $4,000 Saturday afternoon payday at Hancock County Speedway.
Hibdon led all 40 laps of the Night of 10,000 Stars IMCA Modified main event at Britt in the finale for IMCA Speedweek.
“I got a good jump on the start and kept the car straight the first 20 laps to conserve my tires,” said Hibdon, who promptly checker out his Hoosiers during the mandatory pitstop at midway. “After looking at my tires I knew we’d be pretty good. I just made sure to keep the car straight and cruised.”
The young Nevada driver now owns seven Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying victories, six of them coming this season. Mentor Jeff Aikey was promoted to second following the post-race disqualification of Richie Gustin for an illegal battery.
Jeremy Mills, Jake Pike and Kelly Shryock completed the top five. Mills had started 11th, Shryock 15th.
“It means a lot for me to be able to win this race,” said Hibdon, the Friday runner-up to Tripp Gaylord. “Night of 10,000 Stars is a very prestigious race. To be able to run with people I always used to get beat by is great.”
The race program was moved to the afternoon because of the forecast for inclement weather Saturday evening.
Wayne Landheer led the first half of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main event and looked to pick up his second career win and certainly his biggest. However, Shryock found a groove in the second set of turns that was higher than anyone else dared and got past for the $1,000 win, his second of the weekend at Britt.
Derek Green charged from 10th late to get third. Heath Tulp was a plus eight on the night and Parker Slagle a plus nine to complete the top five.
The top two place finishes were reversed from Friday as Alec Fett beat Colby Fett to the $1,000 Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod main event. Doug Cook and Nate Whitehurst were next across the stripe.
Brandon Nielsen saw his 2021 Hancock County success continue, winning the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock headliner ahead of Josh Sidles, Carter Koop, Lincoln Miller and Chris Krug.
And Brandon Hartman won his first Mach-1 Sport Compact feature of the year at Britt. Jade Lange was second, Oliver Monson third.