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Hancock County Christmas in July Wins to Mills, Shryock, Fett, Sidles

By Chad Meyer BRITT, Iowa (July 12, 2024) – It felt like Christmas morning in more ways than one at Hancock County Speedway Friday night. After nearly a month off due to the July 4th holiday and persistent weather challenges, clear skies and warm temperatures greeted race fans for “Santa’s Christmas Spectacular.” Jeremy Mills navigated lapped traffic and a mid-race restart to capture the lead from Greg Elliott and win in the Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds. Clint Hatlestad was up front all night and finished second. Owen Barnhill charged from his 10th starting spot to third in the late going, finishing ahead of Stinehart and Elliott.  In the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Justin Ades led the first six circuits before Kelly Shryock, who started 10th, made the winning pass using the middle groove of the speedway. Over the last six laps, Shryock was a half-second a lap faster than the field to seal the win. Colby Fett surged from ninth to secure the second spot late over Ades and Kevin Opheim.  Nate Chodur was strong in the [Read More]

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Shryock, Slagle, Fett, Nielsen score Hancock County wins          

By Chad Meyer BRITT, Iowa (June 14, 2024) – Sam Hoffman led throughout much of the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature on Friday at the Hancock County Speedway, but Kelly Shryock was able to slip past late for the win. Shryock waited patiently for his opening when Hoffman came off the bottom groove and led for the last four laps of the race. Jeremy Mills was the only driver on the top side late and closed to within a few car lengths with two laps to go. Lapped traffic impeded his progress on the final circuit, however, sealing the win for Shryock. Hoffman and Jason Bass completed the top four.  In the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Parker Slagle lost the lead but a yellow flag put him back out front for a mid-race restart. He made sure to finish off the feature by holding off Kelly Shryock, Troy Jerovetz and Scott Olson.  Alec Fett started the Friesen Performance IMCA SportMod feature seventh but he was a rocket on the extreme bottom groove. Fett took off [Read More]

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Shryock scores $2,000 Hobo Hustle checkers

By Chad Meyer BRITT, Iowa (June 7, 2024) – Cloudy skies and early sprinkles did little to dampen the exciting action on Friday night at Hancock County Speedway, with IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars competing for a $2,000 Hobo Hustle top prize. Landus was the night’s title sponsor.  Kelly Shryock hustled to the lead the early in the  feature and motored out to a sizeable advantage that he held throughout much of the race. While he was leading, the action throughout the rest of the field was intense, as Colby Fett made a late-race run around the outside of the speedway to ultimately finish second. Troy Swearingen was in contention all night and finished third, ahead of Dan Mackenthun and Heath Tulp. Shryock, already guaranteed a starting spot in the upcoming B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational, had prefaced that win with the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified checkers. He built a lead of more than three seconds, however once Jeremy Mills got to the runner-up spot, it got interesting. In the last handful of laps, Mills [Read More]

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Mills, Jerovetz, Fett, Krug are victors at Britt       

By Chad Meyer BRITT, Iowa (May 24, 2024) – Though the area was water-logged, Hancock County Speedway roared to life Friday night with great racing action sponsored by Toot’s Trucking and Pritchard Family Auto Stores. In the Stars, Stripes and Sirens special, three first-time IMCA winners at the track in 2024 graced victory lane.  Jeremy Mills used the top side of the track to score his first win at the speedway this season in the Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds. He fended off a couple strong charges by second place finisher Tim Ward who was making time on the inside through turns one and two. Already Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligible, Mills banked $1,000 for his career 137th win in the class. The checkers were his third win of the season, each of which came in different states, Arizona, South Dakota and now Iowa. Cody Knecht was third. Colby Fett led much of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature, but late race cautions proved to hinder his finish. Troy Jerovetz, in his first trip to Britt in 2024, [Read More]

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Shryock doubles down at Hancock County

By Chad Meyer BRITT, Iowa (May 17, 2024) – Kelly Shryock drove his way to the front twice Friday night during the School’s Out for Summer event, sponsored by Trulson Auto Parts & Service at Hancock County Speedway. In the Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, Shryock started sixth and ran down early leader Todd Stinehart, who stayed close through the midpoint of the race until Shryock was able to pull away over the late stages. Jeremy Mills got around Stinehart at the end to finish second. In the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Shryock wheeled the topside of the speedway from the 10th starting spot to capture the win. It wasn’t easy, though, as early leader Heath Tulp would not go away and raced to Shryock’s inside several times late but couldn’t return to the lead. In a mad scramble to the finish, Colby Fett snuck past Tulp for second.  Once again, the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods put on a dandy race at Britt. Alec Fett held the lead for much of the race until late when a lap [Read More]

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Hancock County SportMod Nationals win is Anderson’s for third time

By Chad Meyer BRITT, Iowa (May 13, 2024) – Eddyville’s Logan Anderson has been to Hancock County Speedway in Britt exactly three times, each during the tracks annual Gold-Eagle Cooperative IMCA Spring Fling SportMod Nationals. On Monday night, he ran down leader Colby Fett in the closing laps to score his third Spring Fling Nationals victory in as many tries.  Jared Boumeester led the first few circuits of the $2,000 to win main event before Justin Klynsma and Jake Sachau took over first and second, respectively. Contact between the two resulted in a caution with both drivers retiring from the event. In the late stages Colby Fett built a sizable lead before Anderson ran him down for the win. Alec Fett finished third, Cam Reimers raced from 12th to fourth and Matt Looft completed the top five.  In the Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, Drew Janssen was in control until his engine expired and the resulting oil on the track necessitated a caution. When the race resumed, Kyle Heckman was the leader and he survived a couple [Read More]


$2,000 is top check at Hancock County’s IMCA Spring Fling SportMod Nationals 

BRITT, Iowa (May 8, 2024) – The stars of IMCA’s Northern SportMod division will shine the brightest next Monday night at The Home of the Stars, Hancock County Speedway. Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods race for $2,000 to win and a minimum of $200 to start their May 13 Spring Fling Nationals main event. The runner-up earns $1,250, third place is good for $1,000 and fourth place pays $700. Tow money is $75 and entry fee is $50. SportMods can also pre-register on My Race Pass. Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds run for $1,000 to win and $100 to start, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $750 to win and $75 to start in their respective All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility features. Top check in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature is $400. All classes are draw/redraw. The Spring Fling SportMod Nationals are presented by Gold-Eagle Cooperation and will be broadcast by IMCA.TV. Pit gates open and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow. Pit passes are $35 Friday’s early Mother’s [Read More]

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Cordes, Mackenthun, Fett, Nielsen score Friday wins at Britt

By Chad Meyer BRITT, Iowa (May 3, 2024) – Hancock County Speedway in Britt and new track manager Darin Toot lifted the lid on the 2024 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing season Friday night. After a soggy start to the week, sunny skies greeted drivers and fans on Britt’s Main Street for Race Day on Main, with the race night sponsored by Mr. K’s Bar and Grill. Off season efforts to improve the racing surface at Britt paid off, with each main event featuring close competition and two, three and sometimes four-wide battles.  Jacob Dahle led early in the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature with Troy Cordes closing quickly. When Dahle made contact with a lapped car, that opened the door for Cordes to make his move. Cordes, who could use every groove on the track, pulled away late to collect the win. Garrett Wilson and Jason Bass had strong showings to finish second and third. In the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Chad Palmer and Kevin Opheim shared row one and tussled during the first half of [Read More]

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New promoter wants to deliver first-rate racing at Hancock County

BRITT, Iowa (Feb. 22, 2024) – Back when Hancock County Speedway was being built, Darin Toot used to take breaks from his job delivering milk and eat his lunch at the track so he could follow the work in progress. Beginning this season, he’ll focus his energies on delivering first-rate race programs at Britt. Toot takes over as new promoter of the 4/10-mile dirt oval, where Friday night shows will feature Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods. “Racing has been in my life since I bought my first car in 1989. It’s what I do, It’s what I enjoy, it’s what’s in my heart,” said Toot, who raced IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Stock Cars along with a nine-year stint as owner and promoter of Chateau Speedway in Minnesota. “We want Hancock County to be a place where racers want to race, and where fans can come to watch good racing.” “Our goals are to get numbers up in the grandstand and pit side,” [Read More]


Fast, furious finish sees Flippo first in IMCA Night of 10,000 Stars feature

BRITT, Iowa (Aug. 9, 2023) – The first Friesen Performance IMCA Modified win in Iowa this season for Jerry Flippo came in late June at Hancock County Speedway. The California transplant’s biggest win in the Hawkeye State came Wednesday night, in the same location. Flippo got the best of Tripp Gaylord in a late battle of fast and furious lead changes on his way to the $5,000 checkers at Hancock County’s Corteva Agriscience Night of 10,000 Stars show, in the second installment of IMCA.TV Speedweek. Gaylord had caught Cody Thompson shortly after the mandatory pit stop halfway through the 50-lapper at Britt. Flippo made his way forward from 11th starting and restarted second following the latter of two lap 44 cautions. “I’m glad we had that restart,” said Flippo, just as glad to come out of the back-and-forth battled that ensued before he gained some separation from Gaylord over the last three circuits. “I got my first win in Iowa this season here and was just trying to race tonight the same as a weekly show, staying [Read More]