By Greg Grabianowski
ALGONA, Iowa (June 30, 2022) – Matt Looft took the lead with four laps to go to earn the $1,000 first place check in the Wyffels Hybrid Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod Special at Kossuth County Speedway Thursday night.
Jake Simpson and Gerald Curry bought the 20-car feature field to the stand for the green flag in the final event of the evening.
After a complete restart, Simpson grabbed the early lead. He led the first eight laps before encountering lapped traffic on lap nine as Austin Schrage and Looft closed in.
All three got past a pair of lapped cars before the yellow flag came out on lap 12. Looft moved up a groove after the restart and slowly reeled in Simpson for the lead.
On lap 17 of the 20-lap feature, Looft took over the top spot and went on to win his fourth local feature of the season. Simpson held on to the runner-up spot as Schrage took third.
Nick Meyer was the winner in a caution-free Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature and Donavon Smith led the distance in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main. Mike Smith paced the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks while Jade Lange scored Algona win number three of the season in the Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts.