Beckendorf gets opening night win at Kossuth County

By Greg Grabianowski ALGONA, Iowa (May 6) – Brandon Beckendorf added another $1,000 IMCA Modified feature win to his early season tally on opening night Thursday at Kossuth County Speedway.  Beckendorf started on the pole, took the lead immediately and was g-o-n-e, building a half straightway lead before an ugly yellow flag on lap 13. On the restart, Beckendorf, already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, took the lead again and fought off a late challenge from a hard-charging Nick Meyer to earn the big payday. Meyer was the runner-up followed by Jeremy Mills. Kelly Shryock placed fourth and Austin Wolf rounded out the top five.  Gerald Curry and Matt Looft led the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod field to the flagstand for the green flag. Looft quickly grabbed the lead, was never challenged and completely dominated for the win. Curry took second with Jared Boumeester third followed by George Nordman and Colby Fett.  Shryock battled his way to the front of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car field and cruised to the feature win. McCain [Read More]


Season champions crowned at Kossuth County

By Greg Grabianowski ALGONA, Iowa (Aug. 20) – In the final evening of dirt track racing of the summer Thursday at Kossuth County Speedway, unofficial season champions were crowned in each of the divisions. Kaytee DeVries overcame a three-point deficit by earning her fourth feature win of the season to edge Lucas Parsons by one point for the Mach-1 Sport Compact championship.  The early leader in the 12-car feature was A.J. Myott as the caution came out on lap five with Myott still in the lead. Off the restart, DeVries grabbed the lead and went onto the victory.  Myott held on for a runner-up finish as Jade Lange was third.  The closest feature of the evening was in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. Jake Masters kept the heat on Kelly Shryock for the final two laps but the Fertile driver wrapped up the season championship in the class with his fifth feature win.  Alec Fett used the high side of the track to grab the lead in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod main. Fett went [Read More]


Pretty spectacular, Meyer motors to first Speed Shift Dirt Knights TV win at Algona

ALGONA, Iowa (Aug. 6) – The race didn’t start the way Nick Meyer hoped it would, but it ended just the way he wanted it to.  Meyer won his career-first Speed Shift TV Dirt Knights Tour for IMCA Modifieds feature Thursday at home track Kossuth County Speedway, earning $1,000 and a spot on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. “It was pretty spectacular, this being a Dirt Knights race, let alone at my home track,” he said following the big Denny Hovinga Fair Night event. “This was a pretty huge win. Having the Dirt Knights here put the icing on the cake.”  “I got to race with some of the best drivers in the country,” he added. “My goal all season has been to get on the Fast Shafts All-Star ballot and we did it on the last possible night.”  Meyer started the 30-lapper outside Randy Brown on the front row. He had checked out on the field and was running in another area code long before the first caution on lap 25, and then [Read More]


IMCA Speed Shift TV Dirt Knights start busy week at Clay County

SPENCER, Iowa – Three races over the course of four nights are next for IMCA Modifieds following the Speed Shift TV Dirt Knights Tour, starting Monday at Clay County Fair Speedway.  The Aug. 3 show at Spencer boasts a $1,000 to win, 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying feature.  Pit gates and the grandstand open at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow for the 97th event in the tour’s 10-plus seasons.  Fairmont Raceway’s Aug. 5 Bob Shryock Memorial and Kossuth County Speedway’s Aug. 6 Denny Hovenga Memorial are headlined by $1,000 to win, All-Star ballot qualifiers as well. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts complete Monday, Wednesday and Thursday night cards.  Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and racing follows 7 p.m. hot laps at Fairmont. Algona opens the gates at 5:30 p.m. and also hot laps at 7 p.m.  All Dirt Knights events are broadcast by Speed Shift TV. Point leader Ethan Braaksma of Newton won the first [Read More]


Rust is sharp in Speed Shift TV Dirt Knights IMCA Modified Tour win at Hancock County

BRITT, Iowa (July 28) – The game plan Joel Rust brought to Hancock County Speedway and the third installment of the Speed Shift TV Dirt Knights Tour for IMCA Modifieds played out to perfection Tuesday night. Rust led all but the opening circuit in the 25-lap contest, outrunning Ethan Braaksma and Jeremy Mills to the $1,000 checkers.  “We had a good draw, got to the lead quick and had to keep hitting our marks,” said Rust, who had taken the initial green flag from inside row two. “There were a lot of good cars here tonight and we got it done.” Rust was pulling away from the rest of the field when cautions came out on lap seven and again on lap 16, when his advantage over the second-running David Brown was nearly six seconds. Braaksma, winner of the first two tour events of the summer, started 11th and took over the runner-up spot for good on the ensuing restart. After spinning out of second on lap eight, Mills restarted at the tail and worked his [Read More]


Kossuth County Salute to Veterans is Thursday

ALGONA, Iowa – Kossuth County Speedway’s Thursday night Salute to Veterans sees IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars both racing for top checks of $2,000.  The Modified feature is a qualifying event for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods both race for $1,000 to win and Mach-1 Sport Compacts complete the sanctioned card at Algona on July 23.  Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow.  Spectator admission is $10 for adults and free for veterans and their spouses and kids ages 14 and under.  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, KMJ Performance State and track points will be awarded. More information is available on Facebook.


Burns earns first career feature win

By Greg Grabianowski  ALGONA, Iowa (July 16) – James Burns won his first career feature race to highlight an exciting night of dirt track racing at the Kossuth County Speedway on Thursday. The big night of racing drew another nice crowd count of 104 cars filling the pit area looking for a tune up for the upcoming Salute to Veterans show. Burns took the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature holding off a late challenge from Brandon Nielsen. The Al­gona driver was racing with a heavy heart as his grandmother had passed away earlier in the day and in a victory lane interview, dedicated the race to her.  Jay Sidles grabbed the early lead before an early caution. The race resumed as Burns used the high side to get past Sidles on lap four. He built a comfortable lead only to see Nielsen closing fast, but Burns slammed the door to set off a wild celebration in victory lane with his first career victory.  Brandon Nielsen took the runner-up spot as Cody Nielsen was third. Austin [Read More]


Larson, Shryock earn IMCA tour wins at Kossuth County

By Greg Grabianowski ALGONA, Iowa (July 1) – A teenager with the biggest win of his life and a veteran driver with a ton of feature wins highlighted the Midwest Madness Tour show at Kossuth County Speedway.  Sixteen-year old Jayden Larson won the IMCA Modified feature, holding off Travis Hatcher, Jeremy Mills and Kelly Shyrock for the biggest victory of his young career. The $1,000 checkers put the Mankato, Minn., driver on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.  The veteran Shryock also earned $1,000 for his IMCA Sunoco Stock Car victory. Hatcher and Larson led 24 Modifieds to the flag stand with Larson out front by lap two. After cautions on laps six and 10, the race stayed green for nine circuits. Larson, entering his sophomore year at Mankato East High School this fall, weathered two more restarts and held off some heavy hitters for his first-ever feature win at Algona.  Shryock tussled with Derek Green over the runner-up position, then started inching closer to leader Elijah Zevenbergen on lap 14 in the Stock Car [Read More]


Boumeester is winner at Kossuth County Wyffel’s Hybrids IMCA SportMod special

By Greg Grabianowski  ALGONA, Iowa (June 25) – Jared Boumeester led the final 19 laps to collect the $1,000 checkers in the Wyffel’s Hybrids IMCA SportMod special at Kossuth County Speedway. Twenty-nine Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods contested the Thursday night main event with Bou­meester getting the win ahead of Matt Looft and George Nordman.  Boumeester had slid past Zach Davis for the lead on the sixth lap of the 25-lap feature and built a comforta­ble lead before encountering a group of lapped cars on the 15th circuit. Looft closed the gap to make things interesting as the two drivers weaved in and out of traffic. Boumeester regained his line and held off the former national champion for his second win of the season at Algona.  “It was a nice win against a great field of almost 30 cars,” he said from victory lane. “When I got to that big group of lapped cars I was thinking ‘Come on, we need a yellow flag, maybe that would help not having to try to get through all of [Read More]


Saturday start for IMCA Midwest Madness Tour

HARLAN, Iowa – IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars race for a minimum of $1,000 to win each night of the Arnold Motor Supply Midwest Madness Tour. The tour starts Saturday, June 27 at Shelby County Speedway in Harlan, then travels to The New Raceway Park Speedway at Jefferson, S.D., on Sunday, June 28; Clay County Fair Speedway at Spencer on Monday, June 29; Fairmont, Minn., Raceway on Tuesday, June 30; Kossuth County Speedway in Algona on Wednesday, July 1; Stuart Speedway on Thursday, July 2; and Crawford County Speedway in Denison on Friday, July 3. All shows are draw/redraw and each Modified feature is a qualifying event for the 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Arnold Motor Supply gift cards in the amounts of $1,000, $500 and $250 will go to the top three drivers in final tour points. Awards will be distributed following the final night’s program. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods also race each night.  Information about the Midwest Madness Tour, presented by Western Iowa Racing results, [Read More]