Gustin Takes Hawkeye Tour Victory
ALGONA, Iowa – His IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified foes have to be happy the XSAN Hawkeye Dirt Tour doesn’t bring Jimmy Gustin to Algona Raceway more often.
Gustin ended a late Tuesday night show by regaining the lead on the final circuit for his second straight series win on the Kossuth County Fairgrounds dirt oval. The victory came during Algona’s Salute to Veterans Spectacular and paid $2,000.
“I’ve only been to Algona twice and I won twice,” said the understandably happy Gustin, newly qualified for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. “It was a really exciting race. It all worked out great for us.”
Forty-three IMCA Modifieds were on hand for the second stop of the 2014 tour. Mike Van Genderen did time at the front before finishing just a car length off the pace in second with Eric Dailey, Kelly Shryock and Adam Larson rounding out the top five.
Larson had also led late before getting shuffled back. Dailey and Shryock both qualified from the first of three “B” features, with Shryock advancing 13 positions.
Mechanical issues during the parade lap sidelined the fifth starting Todd Shute allowing Gustin to move up a row for the initial start.
Tuesday night’s checkers were also the Hawkeye Dirt Tour career second for Gustin.
Kyle Brown went home with the Farm Boy Barbeque Sauce pole starter award and Larson’s fifth-place run netted him a set of three shock guard covers from Ricochet Race Components.