By Greg Grabianowski
ALGONA, Iowa (July 14, 2022) – It was a big payday for Kelly Shryock at Kossuth County Speedway’s inaugural Larry Evers Fair Street Faceoff Memorial.
The veteran with more than 500 wins during his career collected $1,000 as the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner and followed that up with a Friesen Performance IMCA Modified victory that paid another $2,300.
Jeff Aikey and Dustin Kroening brought the Modified field to green. Aikey led the first three laps before Shryock reeled him in and checked out, slowed only by cautions on laps eight and nine.
There was some jockeying back in the pack as drivers tried to make the high side work but no one could catch Shryock. Aikey finished second with Jeremy Mills, Kroening and Cody Laney next.
Hard charger Mills raced from 11th starting to earn an extra $700. Nick Meyer finished 13th and won the $250 random mystery position drawing.
The Evers family led by Tyler put this special together, guaranteeing each Modified driver $100 to pull in the pits and $200 to start the feature. They also put up hard charger and random drawn money.
The 15-lap Stock Car feature saw Shryock start on the inside of the front row. He took the lead right away and never trailed, winning ahead of Derek Green and Donavon Smith.
Shryock was already eligible to qualify for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational for Modifieds. The defending race winner, he’s also earned a guaranteed start in the B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational.
Mike Smith was the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock winner and Colby Fett topped the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod feature. Kaytee DeVries paced the Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts.