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]


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]


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]


Nordman thunders to Kossuth County checkers

By Greg Grabianowski ALGONA, Iowa (May 13) – Once George Nordman got the lead there was no catching up Thursday night at the Thunderdome. Justin Raymond and Alex Smith brought the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature field to the starting line and Raymond was the early leader in the 15-lapper at Kossuth County Speedway.  Nordman wrestled his way to front and never gave it up, holding off last week’s winner Matt Looft for the win. Alec Fett finished third as Colby Fett took fourth and Jared Boumeester rounded out the top five. The IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars put on their usual entertaining show as Derek Green had to hold off a late run from hard-charging Kelly Shryock to win the feature. Cody Nielsen came across the stripe in third as Chad Palmer was fourth with Donovan Smith placing fifth.  The IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature went to Brandon Nielsen, who had started on the outside of third row. Josh Sidles, Carter Koop, Dylan Fitzpatrick and Chris Krug were the top five finishers.  Jeff Feaster and [Read More]


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.