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IMCA Speedweek success for Shryock at friendly confines of Kossuth County

ALGONA, Iowa (Aug. 5) – The track where Kelly Shryock earned his 500th career feature win became the site of his first IMCA Speedweek victory. Shryock checked out on his IMCA Modified foes Thursday evening, taking the $2,100 checkers at Kossuth County Speedway.  “We’ve been working pretty hard and everything has fallen into place for us at the right time,” Shryock said. “We have a had a good car on the flatter tracks. It’s been a great season for us.” He’d started fourth and drove by Nick Meyer and Zane DeVilbiss for the lead early in the 20-lap Denny Hovinga/Gary Harken Memorial main event at Algona. Never seriously challenged, Shryock won ahead of Jeremy Mills. The low line worked for Zach Dochter over the second half of the race as he zipped past DeVilbiss and nearly caught Mills for runner-up honors.  Kollin Hibdon completed the top five. Austin Wolf advanced nine spots to sixth, Garett Wilson 10 places to seventh.  Shryock’s Modified win, his Kossuth County fifth of the season, came right after his fourth place finish [Read More]

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Laney, Shryock win big at Kossuth County Salute to Veterans

By Greg Grabianowski ALGONA, Iowa (July 29) – Returning to the home of its birthplace five years ago, night number two of the Hunting With Heroes Salute to Veterans was a huge success as Cody Laney in the IMCA Modifieds and Kelly Shryock in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars were the big winners of the huge show at the Kossuth County Speedway. The grandstand was packed with many veterans and race fans for the exciting night of dirt track racing.  Laney was the biggest winner of the evening money-wise as he led all 20 laps in the Modified feature to earn the $4,500 first place check. The 24-car field did a great job as the race went green to checkered without a hitch. Laney, who started on the inside of the front row, and Zane DeVilbiss, who manned the outside of the front row, broke away early from the field.  DeVilbiss stayed close early but had nothing for Laney, already Fast Shafts All-Star qualifying eligible, earned the win. DeVilbiss was the runner-up as Wednesday winner [Read More]

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Nelson wins Weishaar Memorial

By Greg Grabianowski  ALGONA, Iowa (July 22) – Dylan Nelson led all 25 laps to collect the $1,000 first place winnings in the second annual Jess Weishaar Memorial and Mid-Summer IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock Shootout at Kossuth County Speedway.  Nelson started on the inside of the second row and took the lead immediately and only a yellow flag on lap seven delayed his trip into victory lane for the big payday.  Brandon Bombardo had a good run to finish in second as Mike Smith was third with Jesse Vanlaningham taking fourth and Josh Sidles was the fifth place car.  Eric Knudson went from 23rd starting to eighth to earn an extra $200 for the feature’s hard.  The IMCA Modifieds put on a good show as Nick Meyer grabbed the early lead. A caution flag came out on lap five as Meyer continued to lead, running on the bottom of the track.  Jeremy Mills slowly reeled in Meyer using the top side of the oval and took over the lead one lap past halfway. Meyer took the [Read More]

Events

Plenty of cold cash paid at IMCA Speedweek Hot Summer Nights Series

SPENCER, Iowa – Plenty of cold, hard cash will be paid out during the Aug. 2-7 IMCA Hot Summer Nights Series.  Many of the best IMCA drivers from across the Midwest and the nation will follow IMCA Speedweek, traveling to five different tracks in Iowa and Minnesota. “There’s been a lot of interest from track officials and drivers in a tour-type Speedweek and the Hot Summer Nights theme seemed particularly appropriate this year,” noted IMCA President Brett Root. “Speedweek will give a lot of drivers the opportunity to race for more money at both established IMCA tracks and specials.”  A $5,000 main event for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars headlines the Monday night opener at Clay County Fair Speedway. IMCA Modifieds, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks all race for $1,000 to win Aug. 2 at Spencer. IMCA Modifieds take their turn running for a $5,000 top prize on Aug. 3 at the Harris Clash. Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., hosts the 30th annual Clash, IMCA’s longest continuously running one-day special.  Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods [Read More]

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Annual Salute to Veterans race expands, adds Spencer, Boone dates

ALGONA, Iowa – Veterans and drivers in multiple IMCA divisions take their turns in the spotlight as the successful Hunting With Heroes Salute to Veterans Race expands from a one night special to a three-night tour this July.  IMCA Modifieds race for at least $3,000 and up to $3,500 to win in three Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying features as the Salute to Veterans tour travels to Clay County Fair Speedway on July 28, Kossuth County Speedway on July 29 and Boone Speedway on July 31.   IMCA Sunoco Stock Car features pay $2,250 to win at Spencer, $3,500 at Algona and $1,000 at Boone and are B & B Chassis All-Star Invitational qualifiers. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods race for $1,250 to win at Clay County, $1,500 at Kossuth County and $1,000 at Boone, while IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks run for $1,000 to win the first two nights and for $600 in the finale. Total purse for the three nights will be more than $85,000 and all feature winners receive custom carved wooden trophies created by Anthony Martin, [Read More]

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Shryock earns career win number 500 at Kossuth County

By Greg Grabianowski  ALGONA, Iowa (July 15) – To say that Kelly Shryock’s racing career has been special would be a huge understatement. The veteran driver reached yet another milestone on July 15 at Kossuth County Speedway as he earned his 500th career victory. The milestone win came with a little icing on the cake for Shryock as the Beck’s Hybrid IMCA Sunoco Stock Car Special paid a cool $1,000 to the victor on Thursday evening.  Kevin Opheim and Ryan Watnem brought the 16-car field to the starting line as Watnem jumped out to the early lead. The caution flag appeared on lap number three and Donavon Smith became the new leader after the restart.  The yellow flag came out one lap later again but Smith continued to hold the lead. On lap six, Shryock took over the top spot and never looked back for his memorable win and his fifth Stock Car feature win of the summer in Algona.  Smith held on for the runner-up spot followed by Derek Green, Troy Swearingen and Watnem. Green [Read More]

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Six new winners find victory lane at Kossuth County

By Greg Grabianowski  ALGONA, Iowa (June 24) – For the first five weeks at Kossuth County Speedway, a handful of drivers have dominated the six weekly divisions. That all changed as six different drivers found victory lane for the first time this summer at the track on Thursday, June 24.  The main attraction of the night was the $1,000 to win Wyffels Hybrid sponsored Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod special as Gerald Curry and Alex Smith brought the 17-car field to the flag stand.  Curry jumped out front early and kept his no. 32 rig out front with Austin Schrage lurking  two to three car lengths behind but seemingly could get no closer. Every time Schrage inched a little tighter, Curry increased his lead the next lap and went onto to claim the first place prize money in the biggest win of his racing career.  Schrage held on the runner-up slot as Alec Fett was third, Matt Looft was fourth and Smith rounded out the five cars. Izac Mallicoat earned an extra $200 as the hard [Read More]

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Wolf back in winner’s circle at Kossuth County

By Greg Grabianowski                                                                              ALGONA, Iowa (June 17) – It has been a while since Austin Wolf has piloted his no. 72 rig into the winner’s circle. But the Algona IMCA Modified driver tossed that monkey off his back on Thursday at Kossuth County Speedway. Wolf grabbed the lead immediately on the opening circuit of the track before surviving a caution flag on lap number five and a late challenge from Kelly Shryock for his first feature win of the season. Shryock finished second as Ben Schultze had a nice run for third. Nick Meyer was fourth and pole-sitter Mat Hollerich rounded out the top five. Another Algona driver missing from victory lane at the track found his way there as Colby Fett led the entire way in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature ahead of a battle [Read More]

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Shryock is double winner at Kossuth County

By Greg Grabianowski ALGONA, Iowa (June 10) – Just four weeks into the 2021 racing season, several drivers have been very dominant at Kossuth County Speedway. That trend continued on Thursday as Kaytee Devries won her fourth feature of the year at the track, Alec Fett earned his sixth overall feature win of the season and Kelly Shryock was a double winner.  Jeff Feaster and Rob Hughes led the IMCA Modified field to the flag stand for the green flag as Hughes was the early leader. An early caution flag on lap number five bunched the field back up as Hughes was still the leader at the point of the race. The restart saw Hughes continue to lead but Jeremy Mills and Shryock were lurking, looking for their opportunity to strike. At the halfway point of the race, Shryock used the high side of the track to slide past Hughes and was not threatened after that as he won his second feature of the summer at the track.  Mills took second with Hughes placing third [Read More]

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Jennings holds off heavyweights for first IMCA Stock Car feature win

By Greg Grabianowski ALGONA, Iowa (June 3) – It was a memorable night for McCain Jennings as the Algona driver picked up IMCA Sunoco Stock Car career feature win number one on June 3 to highlight an exciting night of dirt track racing at the Kossuth County Speedway. Jennings started on the outside of the third row before working his way to the front and holding off a challenge of three much accomplished drivers in Derek Green, Donovan Smith and Kelly Shryock to win the main event. Kevin Opheim was the early leader in the feature as the yellow flag came out on the second lap. Loren Pesicka became the new leader after the restart and held that spot until Jennings took over the lead on lap number four and refused to give it up for career win number one. Shryock ended up second with Green placing third as Smith took fourth and Calvin Lange rounded out the top five. The Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature was another entertaining race as Matthew Hanson was the [Read More]