Clay County Frost Buster win is IMCA Stock Car first for Fett

Colby Fett enjoys the moment after taking the checkers in his first IMCA Sunoco Stock Car start of the season Monday during the Frost Buster at Clay County Fair Speedway. (Photo by Jane Burd, Icon Images)

SPENCER, Iowa (April 15, 2024) – Just how exciting was the finish of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature Monday at Clay County Fair Speedway?

Winner Colby Fett had watched the replay on IMCA.TV three times and was still searching for all the right words to describe it the next morning.

“I had tested one of Kelly Shryock’s cars a couple years ago but this was my first official real go race, go for it night in a Stock Car,” said Fett. “We put some older stuff on (all four tires dated from last year) and went out to put on some laps. We wanted to finish in the top 10 and bring the car home in one piece.”

Wheeling the B & B Skyrocket piloted last season by Troy Swearingen, Fett ran third in his heat and started the main event outside row four.

“I had to get by some really good guys to get to the front. To pass Jeffrey Larson was a big deal. I have a lot of respect for all the Larsons and when I went around the outside I thought ‘What the heck?’” he said. “There were four restarts while I was leading and that was probably the most nervous I’ve been racing.”

“I ran the top most of the way but when I saw Kelly I moved more to the middle,” Fett continued. “I was just happy to lead some laps, then the checkers came out and it took a few seconds to realize I’d won.”

Tim Rupp and the 11th starting Shryock crossed the stripe virtually side-by-side behind him. Hard charger Derek Green drove from 25th starting to fourth and Austin Brands was fifth.

“I beat some pretty good guys. I was still nervous watching the replay of the race,” admitted Fett, who earned $750 while becoming B & B Racing Chassis All Star Invitational qualifying eligible.

“The biggest thing about this was that I lost my grandmothers Veronica Parsons in December and Lucy DeRoos last July. I think being able to jump into a Stock Car the first night and win shows that they’re still with us.”

Much accomplished in a Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod and the 2023 track champion at Spencer in that class, Fett plans to race both divisions at Kossuth County Speedway, Hancock County Speedway and Spencer.

A racing vacation to California may also be in the works.

“It’s going to be a busy season,” promised Fett.

Also winning Monday night at Clay County were Tim Ward in the Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, Mike Smith in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Justin Klynsma in the Northern SportMods and Oliver Monson in the Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts.

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