"Night of 1000 Stars" returns to Britt
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August 3, 1999

BRITT, IA (August 3, 1999) - The fifth annual Harris Auto Racing's "Night of 1000 Stars" racing extravaganza will light up the sky and the track on Thursday August 12 in Britt. The very best drivers in the modified and stock divisions in the mid-west will be on hand to start off the first night of the two-day Hobo Day event at the Hancock County Speedway. KIA-Q Hot Country K-97 of Ft Dodge is associate sponsor for the event.

The IMCA modified drivers will be competing for $2000 to win, plus another $1000 for the "Challenge" if the dash winner wants to start in the back of the feature and wins. $900 in lap money, plus over $5000 in contingencies posted by the Contingency Connection, Harris Auto Racing and IMCA Special event sponsors are also up for grabs. The winner of the "Stars" modified feature will qualify for the "Mr. Midwest Modified" Dream Race in Des Moines on Sunday September 5, where the winner will take all, $5000.

John Logue of Boone is the defending "Stars" Champion. In fact Logue is a three-time "Star". He won the 1995 Grand Opening Friday night event and was the 1997 and 1998 champion. Ron Jones took the 1995 Thursday "Stars" event and Kelly Shryock was the winner in 1996.

The Napa Winner Series for IMCA Stock cars will be here fighting for the series points and money. The Stock feature pays $600 to win, plus NAPA series contingencies and Contingency Connection awards posted. The "Class to Tough to Tame" has been traveling to several different states this year with this series tour. Mark Elliott of Webster City currently holds the lead in the series point race.

Pit gates will open at 5:00 PM. Draw closes at 6:45. Hot Laps 7:00. Races 7:30. Pit pass is $20. Grandstand admission is Adults-$12. 6-12-$3. 5 & Under FREE.

The action will be right back here on the track on Friday, August 13 for the "Big Bud Shootout" for Modified qualifiers sponsored by Kabrick Distributing of Britt. This will be a $1000 to win event with a total purse of $3000. Qualifiers must have won or placed second in a dash at Britt in the 1999 season and they must have raced at the track at least four times before the "Shootout".

1999 first place dash qualifiers are: Tommy Myer, Larry Portis, Ron Pope, Corey Dripps, Mike Hejna, Scott Olson, Al Hejna. Second place dash qualifers are: Jeremy Mills, Scott Davis, Scott Badker, Rich Lewerke, Jimmy Davis. The "Shootout" will be the last event of the night.

The IMCA stock cars will be competing for $500 to win their feature on Friday, and the Hobby stock and Limited 360 mods will take $250 as the top prize in their events. The modified feature will pay $450 to win, plus the "last chance dash" pays $50 to win, plus the Modified "Challenge. Contingency Connection awards are posted for drivers in the modified and stock class and will be determined by the spin of the Contingency Wheel.

Pit gate opens at 5:00. Draw closes for the Stock, Hobby, & Limited Mods at 6:45. Mods will be a points inverted show. No Entry Fee in any class for the Friday show. Pit pass $15. Grandstand admission: Adults-$10. 6-12 $3. 5 & Under FREE Hot laps 7:00 Races 7:30. For more information call the track: 515-843-4513 Office: 515-295-7422.

The Hancock County Speedway is located one half mile south east of Britt at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. The track is a four tenth mile track with 15 dEgree banking in the corners.

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