BRITT, Iowa (Aug. 11) – Following his latest visit to victory lane at Hancock County Speedway, Hunter Marriott could lay claim to a singular achievement. Marriott topped Saturday’s Bob Shryock Memorial All Star event, a fast-paced IMCA Modified 40-lapper that ran green to checkered and paid $3,000 to win. Marriott has now won all three of the traditional August specials at Britt … the Night of 1,000 Stars on Thursday, the Night of 10,000 Stars in 2016 and 2017, and now the Shryock “We seem to get around that place pretty good,” acknowledged Marriott, who passed Jeremy Mills for the lead near midway and outran ‘B’ qualifier Ricky Thornton Jr. for his latest Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying victory. “The racing is always pretty good there.” While the fourth starting Marriott ran the lower line most of the way, he did go to the high side to get around Mills. The sailing was mostly smooth from that point, although Thornton was cutting into Marriott’s lead the last 10 circuits while the leader worked through [Read More]
BRITT, Iowa (Aug. 10) – Ricky Thornton Jr. crossed another race off his must-win list Friday at Hancock County Speedway. Thornton started on the pole and led all 50 laps of the Night of 10,000 Stars main event for IMCA Modifieds. His $8,000 share of the purse included a $1,000 bonus for leading at halfway. “This is the first time I’ve ever won at Britt,” the new 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier said. “If you’re going to win your first race at a track, you should do it on a big night like tonight.” Hunter Marriott, winner of Thursday’s Night of 1,000 Stars, raced from 14th starting to finish second. The first half of the race ran caution free. Thornton had five car lengths on the rest of the field when the race was halted for the mandatory pit stop and opted against making any changes to his car during the break. Two yellows came out early in the second half. Thornton stayed in front, primarily relying on the fast middle line. “That [Read More]
BRITT, Iowa (Aug. 9) – Hunter Marriott starred on a different night Thursday at Hancock County Speedway. Marriott battled Cayden Carter and Kyle Strickler before taking charge late in Thursday’s 24th annual Night of 1,000 Stars main event at Britt, earning $3,500 for the 50-lap IMCA Modified victory. “I was patient and when I had opportunities I took advantage of them,” Marriott said following his latest Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot-qualifying win. “I got to second right away after the break and passed for the lead with about eight laps to go.” Last year’s event runner-up as well as the two-time defending Night of 10,000 Stars winner, Marriott had worked his way toward the front from the 12th starting spot as early leader Strickler gave way to Carter following a restart. Carter was dominant to the mandatory pit stop on lap 25, pocketing $1,000 for leading at halfway. Marriott was up to third at that point and soon in pursuit of Strickler after the race went back to green. The last 25 laps ran caution-free [Read More]
BRITT, Iowa – Three very rich nights of racing give the stars of the IMCA Modified division the opportunity to shine at Hancock County Speedway. The Thursday, Aug. 9 Night of 1,000 Stars at Britt pays a guaranteed $3,500 to win and $300 to start, plus a bonus of $1,000 to the leader at halfway and another $1,000 if the winner has perfect attendance at Britt this season. The Night of 10,000 Stars on Friday, Aug. 10 sports a $7,000 top check, plus $1,000 bonuses to the halfway leader, for perfect attendance and for having won on Thursday as well. A minimum of $400 will be paid to start that main event. And the Saturday, Aug. 11 Bob Shryock Memorial All Stars pays $3,000 to win and a minimum of $500 to start. The evening’s Kody King Motorsports All Star Dash features 16 cars in a 10-lap $500 to win, $100 to start race. Thirty cars start three-wide in 50-lappers on Thursday and Friday. Twenty-four cars take the green in Saturday’s 40-lapper. All three events [Read More]
BRITT, Iowa (July 27) – No rally was needed for Elijah Zevenbergen to repeat as the winner of Hancock County Speedway’s Hobo 100 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car special. Zevenbergen had raced his way back to the front with five laps to go in the 2017 race. He started 10th, had the lead just five circuits in and stayed in front to the finish Friday night in winning the event a second straight year and taking home another $4,000 check. “The car was set up perfect. I could drive in the corners deeper than anyone else,” he said. “I just went to the high side and picked ‘em off.” Zevenbergen built up a big lead as the race stayed green, then outran 14th starting Jeff Mueller following a caution late in the 25-lapper. Randy Brands, Brandon Czarapata and Cayden Carter rounded out the top five. Fifty Stock Cars battled at Britt. Carter won the IMCA Modified feature, earning $2,000 and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot nod. Cody Thompson raced from 17th starting to win the [Read More]
BRITT, Iowa (July 24) – There’s something about Hancock County Speedway that brings out the best in Kyle Strickler. Strickler led every lap in winning Tuesday’s Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour feature for IMCA Modifieds, earning $2,000 along with a spot on the 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Hunter Marriott followed his Monday night victory at Park Jefferson Speedway with a runner-up finish. He pressured Strickler throughout the first half of the race and was joined by Ryan Ruter in hot pursuit the last half. Strickler, however, was able to lengthen his lead on the rest of the field before taking the checkers. The victory was Strickler’s Dirt Knights Tour career third and all have been at Britt. Strickler won the show that doubled as Night of 1,000 Stars in 2013 and the Salute to Veterans Night event in 2015. He also counts the 2014 Night of 10,000 Stars and last year’s Shryock Memorial All-Star among his checkered flag runs at Hancock County. Rounding out the top five were Ethan Dotson and ‘B’ [Read More]
BRITT, Iowa – IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars get top billing at Hancock County Speedway’s Friday, July 27 Hobo 100, racing for a top prize of $4,000. Rounding out the card are IMCA Modifieds vying for $2,000 to win and a berth on the 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, while Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods run for $1,000 to win, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $500 to win and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $200 to win. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and Iowa State, but no local track points will be awarded at the draw/redraw show. Pit gates open at 5 p.m., the grandstand opens at 6 p.m. and racing follows 7 p.m. hot laps. Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5-12 and free for four and under. Pit passes are $30. More information about the Hancock County District Fair event, presented by McNeese Tire and Auto and Communications 1 Network, is posted on the www.hancockcountyspeedway.com website. The Hobo 100 will be broadcast by IMCA.TV.
BRITT, Iowa (June 19) – Chalk up a “W” for Mother Nature tonight in Britt. Due to rain, already wet track conditions and a less than stellar forecast, Hancock County Speedway’s Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod Nationals have been rescheduled to Tuesday, July 10. The MaxYield Seed-sponsored special pays $2,500 to win and a minimum of $300 to start. The evening’s IMCA Modified feature pays $1,000 to win and is both a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot and Wehr’s Dash at the Harris Clash qualifier. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars race for $600 to win, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $500 to win. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and Iowa State, but no track points will be awarded. Pit gates open at 5 p.m., the grandstand opens at 6 p.m. and racing follows 7 p.m. hot laps. Spectator admission is $12 for adults and $7 for students, seniors and veterans. Kids 12 and under get in free. Pit passes are $25. More information is available at the www.hancockcountyspeedway.com website. Other event sponsors are Croplan by [Read More]