Nielsen thunders to rich Hobby checkers at Algona

By Greg Grabianowski ALGONA, Iowa (June 13) – Cody Nielsen made like lightning in winning Thursday’s Thunder­dome IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock Shootout at Kossuth County Speedway. The victory paid $1,000 and came ahead of defending race winner Dylan Nelson.  Josh Sidles and Jamie Weishaar brought the feature field to the flag stand as Sidles took the ini­tial lead.  Cautions came out on laps two and eight to bunch the field back up; Nielsen grabbed the lead at halfway and went on to his second feature win of the season at Algona.  Keeran Sampson, national points leader Leah Wroten and Josh Sidles completed the top five. Nielsen also scored hard charger honors after starting 11th.  Jeremy Mills raced to IMCA Modified career win number 99 and Heath Tulp topped the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature.  Alec Fett was first to the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod checkers while Jay DeVries was the Mach-1 Sport Compact winner. Feature results – 1. Cody Nielsen; 2. Dylan Nelson; 3. Keeran Sampson; 4. Leah Wroten; 5. Josh Sidles; 6. Brandon Nielsen; 7. [Read More]


Shryock, DeVries are repeat winners at Kossuth County

By Greg Grabianowski ALGONA, Iowa (June 6) – Kelly Shryock and Kaytee DeVries both won for the for the second time this season at Kossuth County Speedway, in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car and Mach-1 Sport Compact divisions, on June 6. Shryock started on the outside of the fourth row as Derek Green was the early leader in the Stock car feature. Cautions on the eighth and 10th laps brought the 17-car field back together as Shryock slowly reeled in Green. Shryock passed Green with two laps to go to park his no. 3 car in the winner’s circle for the second straight week at Algona. DeVries had the early lead before an early incident that brought out the yellow flag and gave Megan Sandvig the front spot.  DeVries battled back to the front to regain the lead and held off Jade Lange for the win. Jacob Bleess was the IMCA Modified winner and 10th starting Leah Wroten topped the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main. Colby Fett was first to the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod checkers.


Night number three at Kossuth County draws 93 IMCA entries

By Greg Grabianowski ALGONA, Iowa (May 23) – A season-high 93 IMCA entries visited the oval on night number three of rac­ing this season at Kossuth County Speedway. Jake O’Neil came from back in the pack to win the IMCA Modified feature after early runs at the front by Aaron Benson and then Kelly Shryock. O’Neil took the lead with five laps to go and never looked back. Jeremy Mills was the runner-up with Shryock taking third.  Jeramie Faber was the early leader in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature before Alec Fett grabbed the lead after a caution on the third lap. Once out front, he only had to survive a yellow flag on the fifth lap and hold a challenge from his brother Colby to win his first feature of the season.  Shryock pulled double duty on the night as he also piloted an IMCA Sunoco Stock Car and took full ad­vantage of his outside pole position to lead the entire race and pick up the feature win.  Kyle Sidles and Jay Sidles [Read More]


Shryock, Mills top Modified features at Kossuth County

By Greg Grabianowski  ALGONA, Iowa (May 16) – Night number two of the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season at Kossuth County Speedway saw Kelly Shryock and Jeremy Mills win IMCA Modified features. Shryock came from the outside of the second row to earn the victory in the scheduled feature as pole sit­ter Austin Wolf was the runner-up. Winner-of the event rained out and made up from the previous week, Mills rounded out the top five in the scheduled race. Two features were on tap for the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods as well, with Doug Smith winning the scheduled race and Matt Looft the make-up. Also ending their nights in victory lane were Chad Palmer, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars; Bryce Sommerfeld, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks; and Oliver Monson, Mach-1 Sport Compacts.


Zevenbergen makes like lightning at Thunderdome special 

By Greg Grabianowski ALGONA, Iowa (Aug. 9) – Elijah Zevenbergen was fast as lightning in winning the Thunderdome feature for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars at Kossuth County Speedway. Zevenbergen and Derek Green both drew front row spots and chose to start at the back of the field for the $1,000 challenge if either could win the feature. Kevin Opheim jumped out to the early lead with a caution coming out on lap five. David Smith wrestled the lead away off the restart as Green moved into the top four spots only to see a pair of flat tires end his night. Zevenbergen, who was involved in a spinout on lap five and went to the back of the field again, slowly weaved his way through traffic to move into a battle for the lead with Smith and Opheim. He slid past Smith on lap 11 and went on to his second local victory of the season at the track and took home a cool check for $2,150 for the win. Smith held on for the [Read More]


Beckendorf outruns IMCA Modified foes at Kossuth County’s Gary Harken Memorial 

By Greg Grabianowski ALGONA, Iowa (Aug. 4) – The rest of the IMCA Modified field couldn’t catch Brandon Beckendorf, who raced to one of four $1,000 paydays at Kossuth County Speedway’s Gary Harken Memorial. Jesse Hoeft was the early leader before Beckendorf took over the top spot on the third lap. The Danube, Minn., driver did not give up that spot once out in clean air as just a single yellow, just before midway of the 20-lap feature slowed his trip into victory lane ahead of fast closing Tad Reutzel. The win put Beckendorf of the 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Hard charger Jeremy went from 13th starting to third. Also taking home $1,000 checks from the Kossuth County Fair show were Chad Palmer in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Chanse Hollatz in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and George Nordman in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods. Derek Green and Elijah Zevenbergen were engaged in an entertaining battle until the final lap of the Stock Car main, when they got together coming out of [Read More]


Ruter races back to Kossuth County victory lane

ALGONA, Iowa (Aug. 2) – Just a week after winning the Veterans’ Night event at Kossuth County Speedway, Ryan Ruter was standing in victory lane at Algona with another big check and a very tall trophy. Ruter led all 20 laps of Thursday’s Hovinga Memorial main event for IMCA Modifieds, outrunning Jeremy Mills and Tad Reutzel for the $1,000 payday. The feature was slowed by just a single caution and Ruter pulled ahead following the yellow just after midway. Clayton Christensen and Ethan Dotson rounded out the top five in the fair night show. Ruter was already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot for 2019. Tenth starting Chad Palmer was the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner, ahead of Kevin Opheim and David Wickman. Hard-chargers led the way across the stripe in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod headliner as eighth starting Matt Looft was the winner and 15th starting Doug Cook the runner-up. Third was George Nordman. Josh Sidles collected the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock checkers in front of Brandon Nielsen and Jamie Weishaar. Winner [Read More]


Kossuth County hosts Hovinga Memorial

ALGONA, Iowa – IMCA Modifieds race for $1,000 to win at Kossuth County Speedway’s Thursday, Aug. 2 Hovinga Memorial. The Dash at the Clash qualifier is also a qualifying event for the 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Completing the card are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, Iowa State and track points will be awarded. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and racing follows 7 p.m. hot laps. Grandstand admission is $10 for adults and free for kids 14 and under. Pit passes are $25. More information is available at the website or by calling 515 341-8803.


Ruter, Zevenbergen race to 2K wins on Kossuth County’s Veterans’ Night

ALGONA, Iowa (July 26) – The crowd at Kossuth County Speedway thanked the men and women who have served in our military, then applauded $2,000 feature winners Ryan Ruter and Elijah Zevenbergen during the Thursday Veterans’ Night event. Ruter was running third and in the right place to capitalize when Kyle Strickler and Jeremy Mills tangled up front in the IMCA Modified main. He led to the finish, running the top line and taking the checkers ahead of Wehrs Dash at the Clash winner Kelly Shryock, Ethan Dotson, Rob Hughes and Nick Meyer. Ruter had taken the initial green flag from the fifth spot, Shryock from ninth. “There were a lot of good cars there. It was a fun race, for sure,” Ruter said following the 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying win. “The track was really good and we got to take home the big payday.” Forty-nine IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars in all vied at Algona and Zevenbergen led that main event most of the way despite the best efforts of Derek Green [Read More]


Kossuth County to Salute Home Town Heroes on Veterans Night 

ALGONA, Iowa – Kossuth County Speedway’s salute to veterans on Home Town Heroes Night July 26 boasts $2,000 to win features for IMCA Modifieds, presented by Becks Hybrids, and for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, presented by Altenburg Construction/Slat Replacement Professionals. Both divisions have a $50 entry fee and are draw/redraw. Thursday’s Modified feature is a 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier and Harris Dash at the Clash qualifier. All weekly classes run and all points, including track, will be awarded. Veterans can show their ID to receive free grandstand admission or $10 off a pit pass. Pit gates open at 5:30 p.m. and racing follows 7 p.m. hot laps. Cars with patriotic wraps will be on display earlier in the day. More than $6,000 in prizes, including two limited edition Henry Golden Bay rifles, will be given in a drivers-only raffle.