Myer, Ringham grab first features at Britt
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July 9, 1999

BRITT, IA (July 9, 1999) - Two first time feature winners for the season, and two new qualifiers for the "Big Bud Shootout" highlighted the results of a fast paced night at the Hancock County Speedway on Friday July 9. On a cool July night, fans were treated to some exciting three to four deep racing in the corners, as drivers stepped it up going into the last half of the season.

Tommy Myer of Blooming Praire, Mn was able to fight off some of the bad luck that seemed to dog him this season and broke loose from the field to take a commanding lead and an impressive victory in the modified class. The real battle developed for the next three spots as Ron Pope, Mike Hejna, and Rich Lewerke battled to the front. Lewerke had to qualifiy through the B feature after developing mechanical problems in his heat.

He charged through the field in the A feature and finished in fourth after challenging Pope and Hejna who finished in second and third.

Scott Olson of Ellsworth and Jimmy Davis of Janesville, Mn both were new qualifiers to the Big Bud Shootout which will be August 13. Olson won the mod dash and Davis finished second. Olson declined the "Challenge" and that will remain at $800 for the next show. Ricky Jo Smith of Algona won the B feature and finished tenth in the main event.

Kelly Tapper of Boone, looked impressive in the stock car feature that went from green to checkered for the twenty lap event. Tapper took the lead midway through the fast paced action overtaking the pole sitter, Cody Miller of Mason City. Wade Eastman of Nora Springs, always a threat, captured second with three laps remaining, but time ran out and Tapper held on for the victory, with Eastman in second, Miller third, and the fourth place went to Ed Wolf of Algona, making his first appearance this season.

Jim Ringham of Mason City was another fresh face in the winners circle taking the hobby stock feature win. He started on the pole and held off all challenges, leading the entire event. Dan Hanselman of Algona, a hard charger, nearly got him at the end, but Ringham held on for the victory. Hanselman was trying for a clean sweep, but fell just one position short of that accomplishment, finishing in second.

Larry Cook of Fort Dodge, continues his winning ways in the Limited 360 Modified class, taking the feature win and leading the track points standing battle at the moment. Cook is the defending track champion in this class. Bryan Frayne of Garner got by Don Reimers of Rockwell at the white flag to take second.

Tapper, stock car feature winner, spun the Contingency Connection wheel for the stock car class and Craig Berhow and Jeff Schluetter were the winners. Myer spun for the modified class with Bill Cook and Pat Graham the winners. These four drivers have now won contingencies posted by 107 national manufacturers. The amount they will receive depends on the products they are using and the decals they are running.

Racing action resumes this Friday night, July 16, when the rescheduled Jackpot Junction Midwest Tour for IMCA Sprint Cars comes to Britt to join the the regular weekly racing show. Grandstand admission is $8.00 for adults, 6-12 $2.00 5 & Under free.



Heat 1: Bill Cook, Scott Olson, Brad Morris, Keith Schmitz, Larry Portis, Kevin Hoeft, Dan Anderson, Jason Slegh, George Gilliland, Joe Mcbirnie

Heat 2: Tommy Myer, Mike Hejna, Ron Pope, Patrick Graham, Al Hejna, Rick Smith, Mikey Christians, Ryan Hiscocks, Rick Schuller

Heat 3: Jimmy Davis, Derek Cink, Dick Manske, David Henderson, Jon Wood, Nathan Chodur, Rich Lewerke, Scott Davis, Mike Hackenmiller

Dash: Scott Olson, Jimmy Davis, Bill Cook, Tommy Myer, Mike Hejna, Derek Cink

B Feature: Rick Smith, Rich Lewerke, Kevin Hoeft, Jason Slegh, Ryan Hiscocks, Mike Hackenmiller, Scott Davis, Joe Mcbirnie, Rick Schuller, Nathan Chodur, George Gilliland, Dan Anderson, Mikey Christians

A Feature: Tommy Myer, Ron Pope, Mike Hejna, Rich Lewerke, Scott Olson, Patrick Graham, Keith Schmitz, Kevin Hoeft, Brad Morris, Rick Smith, Jon Wood, Jimmy Davis, Jason Slegh, Al Hejna, Larry Portis, David Henderson, Ryan Hiscocks, Derek Cink, Bill Cook, Dick Manske


Heat 1: Cody Miller, Craig Berhow, Wade Eastman, Kelly Tapper, Travis Hoeft, Steve Inman, John Pletcher, Brent Powers, Amy Woodward

Heat 2: Russell Trulson, Ed Wolf, Terry Whitehurst, Clint Wendel, Kim Schleuger, Jeff Schluetter, Jeff Dolphin, Kevin Opheim, Scott Bloemke

Dash: Wade Eastman, Ed Wolf, Terry Whitehurst, Cody Miller, Russell Trulson, Craig Berhow

A Feature: Kelly Tapper, Wade Eastman, Cody Miller, Ed Wolf, Russell Trulson, Kim Schleuger, John Pletcher, Terry Whitehurst, Jeff Dolphin, Clint Wendel, Travis Hoeft, Brent Powers, Steve Inman, Jeff Schluetter, Amy Woodward, Craig Berhow, Kevin Opheim, Scott Bloemke


Heat 1: Bryan Frayne, James Krejci, Alex Webner, Dean Oswald, Kevin Jorgenson, Brad Willier

Heat 2: Don Reimers, Paul Kraft, Larry Cook, Josh Omans, Matt Assink, Scott Anderson

Dash: Larry Cook, Paul Kraft, Bryan Frayne, Don Reimers, Alex Webner

A Feature: Larry Cook, Bryan Frayne, Don Reimers, James Krejci, Paul Kraft, Matt Assink, Scott Anderson, Josh Omans, Kevin Jorgenson, Brad Willier, Dean Oswald, Alex Webner


Heat 1: Dan Hanselman, Scott Anderson, Jared Dirks, Nick West, Earl Webner, Dan Haugland, Ben Becker, Bruce Bonjour, Gerald Santee

Heat 2: James Ringham, Randy Hadacek, Weston Koop, Rob Hughes, Jason Daniels, Jim Mitchell, Rob Flugge, Adam Lackore, Tim Tickel

Heat 3 Brent Hanson, Steve Smith, Brad Bakken, John Simpson, Shane Monson, Tony Smidt, Dan Flugge, Harold Walker

Dash: Dan Hanselman, Scott Anderson, James Ringham, Randy Hadacek, Brent Hanson, Steve Smith

B Feature: Dan Haugland, Jim Mitchell, Ben Becker, Tim Tickel, Harold Walker, Dan Flugge, Rob Flugge, Tony Smidt, Gerald Santee, Bruce Bonjour, Adam Lackore

A Feature: James Ringham, Dan Hanselman, Jared Dirks, John Simpson, Earl Webner, Shane Monson, Scott Anderson, Nick West, Rob Hughes, Dan Haugland, Jim Mitchell, Tim Tickel, Rob Flugge, Harold Walker, Ben Becker, Randy Hadacek, Jason Daniels, Brad Bakken, Weston Koop, Brent Hanson, Steve Smith

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