Record number of champions crowned in IMCA’s centennial season

LINCOLN, Neb. (Nov. 28) ­– A record number of champions were honored during IMCA’s centennial season national awards banquet Saturday evening in Lincoln, Neb.

In all, an IMCA record 478 track, series and special series, and 102 state champions were crowned this season. More than 9,000 drivers competed in sanctioned events this season and more than 3,400 of them received shares of a $650,000-plus point fund.

National champions were Chris Abelson, Xtreme Moor Sports IMCA Modified; Justin Kay, Late Model; Chad Wilson, IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Car; Travis Van Straten, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car; Justin Luinenburg, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks; Tyler Frye, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods; Jesse Baldwin, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods; and Nate Coopman, Mach-1 Sport Compact.

Kay and Coopman were both three-time national champs while Abelson, Wilson, Van Straten, Luinenburg, Frye and Baldwin all were first-time kings in their respective divisions. Abelson is a former Northern SportMod national champion; Luinenburg became the first Hobby Stock titleist from Minnesota, Baldwin the first Southern SportMod champ from New Mexico.

Kay was also champion of the Deery Brothers Summer Series while Tyler Droste earned rookie of the year honors in the Late Model tour.

Regional Modified champions include Zane DeVilbiss in the Larry Shaw Racing Western; Abelson in the Belleville Motorsports North Central; Dylan Sherfick in the Jet Racing Central; Keith White in the Razor Chassis South Central; and Keith Lamphere in the Dirt Works Eastern.

Regional Stock Car champions were Van Straten in the EQ Cylinder Heads Northern and Matt Guillaume in the EQ Cylinder Heads Southern.

Champions on the two Hobby Stock Regions were Luinenburg in the Big Daddy Race Cars Northern and Andy Roller in the Charger Chassis Southern.

National rookies of the year were Rob VanMil, Modified; Paul Nagle, Late Model; Colin Smith, Sprint Car; Greg Gill, Stock Car; Zach Olmstead, Hobby Stock; Bud Martini, Northern SportMod; Taylor Florio, Southern SportMod; and Brendon Yamry, Sport Compact. Florio is the first female driver to earn IMCA national ROY honors.

Modified regional rookies of the year were John Parmeley in the Larry Shaw Racing Western; VanMil in the Belleville Motorsports North Central; Tanner Black in the Jet Racing Central; Kevin Green in the Razor Chassis South Central; and Mitchell Hunt in the Dirt Works Eastern.

Stock Car regional rookies of the year were Gill in the EQ Cylinder Heads Northern and Westin Abbey in the EQ Cylinder Heads Southern.

Top rookies in the two Hobby Stock regions were Olmstead in the Big Daddy Race Cars Northern and Hayden Wade in the Charger Chassis Southern.

Champions at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s were Kyle Strickler, Modified; Jeff Aikey, Late Model; Dustin Larson, Stock Car; Jason Wilkinson, Hobby Stock; Clint Luellen, Northern SportMod; and Nate Coopman, Sport Compact.

Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational winner Jimmy Gustin received a quilt made from racing shirts from each of the 30 drivers who started the Modified special event.

Winner of the Design 500 Lady Eagle award was Sport Compact driver Kaytee DeVries.

Capacity banquet attendance topped 600, the most since the event moved to the Cornhusker Marriott in downtown Lincoln in 2007. Nearly 400 were also in attendance for the Friday night Champions’ Reception at the Smith Collection Museum of American Speedway, on the Speedway Motors campus in Lincoln.

Track champions in the Larry Shaw Racing Western Region for Modifieds were Randy Artz at Battle Mountain Raceway; Chaz Baca at Central Arizona Speedway; Kenny Baumann at Billings Motorsports Park; Bryan Burnes at Kings Speedway; Scott Busby at Antioch Speedway; Zachary Cail at Rattlesnake Raceway; Craig Cassell at Sunset Speedway Park; Nick DeCarlo at Petaluma Speedway; Casey Delp at Sweetwater Speedway; John DeMore at Summit Raceway; Zane DeVilbiss at Desert Thunder Raceway and Montezuma County Speedway; Cole Dick at Barona Speedway; Jake Donnelly at Idaho Falls Raceway; Garrett Funk at Canyon Speedway Park; Albert Gill at Southern Oregon Speedway; Donnie Goodman at Sheridan Speedway; Michael Hale at Millard County Raceway; Chase Hansen at Diamond Mountain Speedway in Utah; Kevin Hocking at Perris Auto Speedway; Bobby Hogge IV at Ocean Speedway; Paul G. Jones at Casper Speedway; Wade Kennemore at Diamond Mountain Speedway in California; Eddie Kirchoff at Gillette Thunder Speedway; Shawn LaRocque at Winnemucca Regional Raceway; Danny Luukkonen at Chowchilla Raceway; Ryan McDaniel at Silver Dollar Speedway; Jeremy Meirhofer at Gallatin Speedway; Robert Miller at Fernley 95A Speedway and Lovelock Speedway; Chris Nieman at American Valley Speedway; John Parmeley at Mohave Valley Raceway; Andrew Phipps at Ventura Raceway; Charlie Pike at Tonopah Speedway; Brad Pounds at Bakersfield Speedway; Jeffrey Sheppard Jr. at Cocopah Speedway; Regan Tafoya at Aztec Speedway; Ricky Thornton Jr. at Arizona Speedway; Curtis Towns at Cottage Grove Speedway; Nick Trenchard at Siskiyou Motor Speedway; Josh Vogt at Santa Maria Raceway; Kory Wermling at Electric City Speedway; Alexander Wilson at Merced Speedway; and Collen Winebarger at Willamette Speedway.

DeVilbiss was also champion of the Border States Racing Series. Thornton topped standings for the Winter Challenge Series and Jesse Williamson ruled the Wild West Modified Shootout.

Allstar Performance State champions in the region included Justin Elmer in Wyoming, Donnelly in Idaho, Meirhofer in Montana, Miller in Nevada, Dusty Safley in Utah, Brian Schultz in Arizona, Wilson in California and Winebarger in Oregon.

Champions at tracks in the Belleville Motorsports North Central Region were Chris Abelson at Crawford County Speedway, Raceway Park and Shelby County Speedway; J.D. Auringer at Independence Motor Speedway; Brandon Beckendorf at Jackson Speedway; Josh Bonnstetter at Murray County Speedway; Cayden Carter at Southern Iowa Speedway; Jeremy Christians at Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway; Troy Cordes at Benton County Speedway; Eric Dailey at Fairmont Raceway; Greg Elliott at Hamilton County Speedway; Gregory Gretz at Thunderhill Raceway; Jimmy Gustin at Boone Speedway and Marshalltown Speedway; Travis Hagen at Williston Basin Speedway; Bruce Hanford at Davenport Speedway; Mike Hansen at Southwest Speedway; Clint Hatlestad at Arlington Raceway and Princeton Speedway; Jesse Hoeft at Hancock County Speedway; Scott Hogan at Lee County Speedway; Jeremiah Hurst at Dubuque Speedway and Jackson County Speedway; Justin Jones at Buffalo River Race Park and Norman County Raceway; Troy Jordan at North Central Speedway, Kurt Kile at West Liberty Raceway; Shawn Kilgore at Luxemburg Speedway; Jeffrey Larson at Nobles County Speedway; Curt Lund at Redwood Speedway; Steven Pfeifer at Estevan Motor Speedway; Tad Reutzel at Kossuth County Speedway; Nick Roberts at the Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway and Stuart Speedway; Josh Ruby at I-35 Speedway; Mark Schulte at Farley Speedway; Eric Scribner at Seymour Speedway; Marlyn Seidler at Jamestown Speedway; Dustin Smith at Buena Vista Raceway and Clay County Fairgrounds; Shawn Strand at Dacotah Speedway; Jeff Waterman at 34 Raceway; Matt Werner at Quad City Speedway; Johnny Whitman at 141 Speedway; Jerry Wilinski at Shawano Speedway; Spencer Wilson at Nodak Speedway; and Marcus Yarie at Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway.

Kyle Brown reigned in the Hawkeye Dirt Tour. Mathew Hollerich paced the North Star Series and Ricky Thornton Jr. was first in Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour points.

Drivers earning Allstar Performance State crowns were Hogan in Iowa, Jones in Minnesota, Scribner in Wisconsin, Ricky Stephan in South Dakota, Werner in Illinois and Wilson in North Dakota.

Jet Racing Central Region track kings were Austin Allen at Dodge City Raceway Park; Jacob Anson at Boone County Raceway and U.S. 30 Speedway; Drew Armstrong at Batesville Motor Speedway; Eddie Belec at Thomas County Speedway; Steven Bowers Jr. at Thunder Hill Speedway; Brady Coen at Lamar Speedway and Sherman County Speedway; Michael Densberger at Dawson County Raceway; Jeremy Frenier at I-76 Speedway and Oberlin Speedway; Daryl Hay at Legit Speedway Park; Shane Hiatt at Beatrice Speedway; Jeff Hunter at Phillips County Raceway; Zane Hunter at Tri-State Speedway; Mike Petersilie at Salina Speedway; Buck Reid at I-30 Speedway; Johnny Saathoff at Eagle Raceway; Greg Sharpe at Colorado Motor Sports Park; Dylan Sherfick at RPM Speedway and WaKeeney Speedway; Jay Steffens at Lincoln County Raceway; Cole Traugott at Elk City Speedway and Longdale Speedway; Danny Womack at Outlaw Motorsports Park; and Johnny Yutterman at El Paso County Raceway.

Jeff Hunter reigned in the Precise Racing Products BST Series.

Allstar Performance State champs in the region were Armstrong in Arkansas, Densberger in Nebraska, Van Gemmill in Oklahoma, Hay in Missouri, Jeff Hunter in Colorado and Jesse Richter in Kansas.

Track champions in the Razor Chassis South Central Region included Rusty Belcher at Grayson County Speedway; David Brown Jr. at 281 Speedway; Darryl Campbell at Mountain Creek Speedway; Neal Flowers at Cardinal Speedway; Derrick Frintz at Roadrunner Speedway; Kevin Green at Kennedale Speedway Park; Matt Guillaume at Boyd Raceway; Jeff Hoegh at Gator Motorplex; Josh McGaha at Abilene Speedway; Jimmy Parker at 85 Speedway; and Keith White at Cotton Bowl Speedway and Heart O’ Texas Speedway.

Green scored Texas Allstar Performance State championship honors while Dean Deming topped state point standings for New Mexico.

Champions at tracks in the Dirt Works Eastern Region were Matt Cole at Five Mile Point Speedway and I-88 Speedway; Johnny DeYoung at Crystal Motor Speedway; Myron DeYoung at Tri-City Motor Speedway; and Keith Lamphere at Black Rock Speedway and Skyline Raceway.

Jason Barnhill led the way in the Bay Area Emerald Coast Tour. Eddie Sites ruled again in the Empire State Series.

State champions were Barnhill in Florida, Myron DeYoung in Michigan, Lamphere in New York and Scott Sessions in Alabama.

In the Late Model division, champions were Jeff Aikey at the Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway, Tyler Bruening at Farley Speedway, Todd Cooney at Shelby County Speedway, Tyler Droste at Independence Motor Speedway, John Emerson in the Sunday Series, Ryan Griffith at Hamilton County Speedway, Justin Kay at Dubuque Speedway, Kevin Kile at West Liberty Raceway, and Matt Ryan at Davenport Speedway, Jackson County Speedway and Quad City Speedway.

Winning state crowns were Paul Nagle in Iowa and Ryan in Illinois.

Sprint Car champions included Casey Abbas at Huset’s Speedway, Brandon Allen in the Sprint Series of Minnesota, Robbie Bartchy in the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series, Chase Brewer at Mountain Creek Speedway, Blake Carrier in the Louisiana Bayou Sprinters Series, Jeff Day at Superbowl Speedway, Mike Downs in the Ohio Thunder Sprint Series, Adam Gullion in the Sprint Series of Nebraska, Mike Haggenbottom in the Tri-State RaceSaver Series and at New Egypt Speedway, Jerald Harris in the Virginia Sprint Series, Matt Hope in the Carolina RaceSaver Sprint Series, Daniel King in the Southern United Sprint Series, Brandon Long at Red River Speedway, Doug Lovegrove at Eagle Raceway, Jesse Mack in the Western RaceSaver Sprint Series, Matt Moro at the Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway, Zach Newlin in the Pennsylvania Sprint Series, Bryson Oeschger at Route 66 Motor Speedway, Colin Smith at I-90 Speedway, Eric Smith at Bloomington Speedway, Dalton Stevens at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Michael Stien at Arlington Raceway, Robert Vetter in the Elite Non-Wing Sprint Car Series, Chad Wilson at Kennedale Speedway Park and Dustin Woods in the Sprint Series of Texas.

State champs were Allen in Minnesota, Carrier in Louisiana, Downs in Ohio, Haggenbottom in New Jersey, Harris in Virginia, Hope in North Carolina, Lovegrove in Nebraska, Mack in California, Moro in Iowa, Newlin in Pennsylvania, Eric Smith in Indiana, Wilson in Texas and Matt Ziebarth in South Dakota.

Drivers earning Stock Car track titles in the EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region include Gary Bass at the Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway; David Bouche at Thunderhill Raceway; Joren Boyce at McLean County Speedway; Chad Bruns at Boone County Raceway and Off Road Speedway; Jacob Bruns at Murray County Speedway; Cayden Carter at Southern Iowa Speedway; Norman Chesmore at Benton County Speedway; Jordan Durward at Estevan Motor Speedway; Randy Eacker at El Paso County Raceway; Marcus Fagan at Stuart Speedway; Dane Fenton at CJ Speedway; Dalton Flory at Nodak Speedway and Williston Basin Speedway; Greg Gill at West Liberty Raceway; Gregory Gutt at Phillips County Raceway; Shawn Havel at Luxemburg Speedway; Preston Janzing at Stuart Raceway; Les Lundquist at Raceway Park; James Lynch at Quincy Raceway; Dan Mackenthun at Arlington Raceway and Redwood Speedway; Jerry Miles at Dubuque Speedway and Farley Speedway; Mike Nichols at Crawford County Speedway, Dawson County Raceway and Shelby County Speedway; John Oliver Jr. at Lee County Speedway; Kevin Opheim at I-35 Speedway and Kossuth County Speedway; Mike Pepper at Dodge City Raceway Park; Ron Pettitt at U.S. 30 Speedway; Jason Rogers at Oberlin Speedway, RPM Speedway and WaKeeney Speedway; Luke Sathoff at Fairmont Raceway, Jackson Speedway and Nobles County Speedway; Jay Schmidt at Boone Speedway; David Smith at Buena Vista Raceway and Hancock County Speedway; Devin Smith at the Clay County Fairgrounds; Donavon Smith at Marshalltown Speedway; Keith Stegman at Lamar Speedway; Dominic Thyfault at Thunder Hill Speedway; Tyler Tipton at Colorado Motor Sports Park; Nick Tubbs at Sherman County Speedway and Thomas County Speedway; Travis Van Straten at Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway, Seymour Speedway and Shawano Speedway; Kyle Vanover at Beatrice Speedway; Shane Watts at 34 Raceway; Jarod Weepie at Independence Motor Speedway; Brett Wenzel at 141 Speedway; Casey Werkmeister at Lincoln County Raceway; and Arnold Williams at Salina Speedway.

Bruns was best in the Summer Storm Dirt Series. Gutt topped Addiction Chassis BST Series standings, Mackenthun led the way in the North Star Touring Series and Elijah Zevenbergen was champion of he Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour.

Winners of state crowns were Boyce in North Dakota, Gutt in Colorado, Lynch in Illinois, Mackenthun in Minnesota, Damon Murty in Iowa, Rogers in Kansas, Van Straten in Wisconsin, Jason Ward in South Dakota and Zach Zentner in Nebraska.

EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region track champions were Travis Baird at Elk City Speedway; Manny Baldiviez at Cocopah Speedway; Steffan Carey at Aztec Speedway; Aaron Corley at Roadrunner Speedway; Charles Cosper at 281 Speedway and Heart O’ Texas Speedway; Colby Deming at Cardinal Speedway; Race Fisher at Montezuma County Speedway; Matt Guillaume at Boyd Raceway and Kennedale Speedway Park; Ronald Hurt at Kings Speedway; Logan Macy at Longdale Speedway; Tyler Muirhead at Mountain Creek Speedway; Joe O’Bryan at Cotton Bowl Speedway; Troy Patee at Bakersfield Speedway; Chris Patterson at Tri-State Speedway; Shane Priddy at Abilene Speedway; Mack Seay at Lubbock Speedway; and John Wesley Taylor at Outlaw Motor Speedway.

State champions in the region included Baldiviez in Arizona, Corley in New Mexico, Hurt in California, Kirk Martin in Texas and Mike Wiseman in Oklahoma.

Hobby Stock track champions in the Big Daddy Race Cars Northern Region were Shannon Anderson at the Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway and Kossuth County Speedway; Adam Armstrong at Eagle Raceway; Nathan Ballard at Benton County Speedway; Benjie Bayne at Casper Speedway; Brock Beeter at Nodak Speedway; Tiffany Bittner at Boone County Raceway and U.S. 30 Speedway; Andrew Borchardt at I-35 Speedway; Kevin Bruck at Crawford County Speedway; Michael Brunswig at Phillips County Raceway; John Cain at Raceway Park; Dustin Chapman at Jackson County Speedway; Cody Davis at Dodge City Raceway Park; Nate DeSive at Stuart Raceway; Cody Dignan at McLean County Speedway; Fred Elliott at Lamar Speedway; Tyler Garst at Thunder Hill Speedway; Eric Gillette at Murray County Speedway; Dustin Griffiths at Southern Iowa Speedway, Garrett Hager at RPM Speedway and WaKeeney Speedway; Colin Heim at Sherman County Speedway; Benji Irvine at Independence Motor Speedway; Kelly Jacobson at Buffalo River Race Park; Jason Kohl at Shelby County Speedway; Kevin Koontz at Lee County Speedway; Justin Luinenburg at Fairmont Raceway, Jackson Speedway and Redwood Speedway; Aaron McBride at Salina Speedway; Myles Michehl at Hamilton County Speedway; TeJay Mielke at Off Road Speedway; Quinton Miller at Farley Speedway; Marcus Moede at Thunderhill Raceway; Cody Nielsen at Buena Vista Raceway, Clay County Fairgrounds and Hancock County Speedway; Shane Oknewski at Colorado Motor Sports Park and El Paso County Raceway; Jacob Olmstead at Dawson County Raceway, Lincoln County Raceway and Oberlin Speedway; Cory Probst at Arlington Raceway; Leevi Runge at Estevan Motor Speedway; Malik Sampson at Nobles County Speedway; Tyrel Smith at Thomas County Speedway; Eric Stanton at Boone Speedway and Marshalltown Speedway; Brendon Stigge at Beatrice Speedway; Vance Tomlinson at Williston Basin Speedway; Dan Van Pay at Luxemburg Speedway; John Watson at Stuart Speedway; and Allen White at Gillette Thunder Speedway.

Bittner was champion of the Summer Storm Dirt Series, Brunswig ruled the BST Series for Hobby Stocks and Jamie Songer topped standings for the North Star Touring Series.

State champions in the region were Anderson in Iowa, Bittner in Nebraska, Cain in South Dakota, Gary Goudy Sr. in North Dakota, Moede in Wisconsin, Oknewski in Colorado, Probst in Minnesota, John Produit in Wyoming and Tyrel Smith in Kansas,

Charger Chassis Southern Region track champions included Leonard Manos at Cocopah Speedway; Tim McCarty at Roadrunner Speedway; Jeremy Oliver at Heart O’ Texas Speedway; April Phillips at Abilene Speedway; Andy Roller at Cotton Bowl Speedway; Damian Snyder at 281 Speedway; and Gerald Spalding Jr. at Cardinal Speedway.

State champions from the Southern region were Leonard Jones in Arizona, Wesley Mayer in New Mexico and Oliver in Texas.

Drivers earning Northern SportMod track titles included Justin Addison at Boone County Raceway; Jason Andrews at Jackson Speedway; Gene Ashley at Cottage Grove Speedway; Lance Borgman at Beatrice Speedway; Colter Boswell at Siskiyou Motor Speedway; Jorddon Braaten at Southern Oregon Speedway; Brayton Carter at West Liberty Raceway; Ricky Childress Jr. at Kings Speedway; Robbie Conway at Nodak Speedway; Jeremy Cota at Seymour Speedway; Dustin Daniels at Thomas County Speedway; Chad Dolan at Dawson County Raceway and Lincoln County Raceway; Adam Ecker at Murray County Speedway; Jarett Franzen at Quad City Speedway; Tyler Frye at Oberlin Speedway, Thunder Hill Speedway and U.S. 30 Speedway; Bryce Garnhart at Dubuque Speedway; Daniel Gottschalk at Salina Speedway and WaKeeney Speedway; Joey Gower at 34 Raceway, Lee County Speedway and Quincy Raceway; Pamela Graham at Sunset Speedway Park; Ty Griffith at Hamilton County Speedway; Matthew Hagio at Ocean Speedway; Austin Heacock at Farley Speedway; Josh Hensley at Merced Speedway; John T. Irwin at Jackson County Speedway; Scott Jacobson at Buffalo River Race Park; Austin Kaplan at the Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway; Brenda Kirby at Santa Maria Raceway; Lucas Lamberies at Shawano Speedway; Erik Laudenschlager at Geographical Center Speedway; Howard Law at Marysville Raceway; Mark Leiting at Eagle Raceway; Matthew Looft at Arlington Raceway and Nobles County Speedway; Clint Luellen at Shelby County Speedway and Stuart Speedway; Bud Martini at North Central Speedway and Princeton Speedway; Jake McBirnie at Boone Speedway; Kayden Menasco at Tri-State Speedway, Nick Meyer at Fairmont Raceway, Hancock County Speedway, I-35 Speedway and Kossuth County Speedway; Clay Money at RPM Speedway and Sherman County Speedway; Rusty Montagne at Raceway Park; Ryan Moser at El Paso County Raceway, I-76 Speedway and Phillips County Raceway; Angel Munoz at Colorado Motor Sports Park and Lamar Speedway; Tony Olson at Benton County Speedway, Davenport Speedway and Independence Motor Speedway; Dan Paplow at Redwood Speedway; Hunter Parsons at 141 Speedway; Rich Pavlicek at Norman County Raceway; Brandon Poessnecker at Stuart Raceway; Kyle Prauner at Off Road Speedway; Cody Rass at Thunderhill Raceway; Robby Rosselli at McLean County Speedway; Fred Ryland at Antioch Speedway and Chowchilla Raceway; Jeff Schmuhl at Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway and Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway; Logan Scott at Crawford County Speedway; Butch Seals at Winnemucca Regional Raceway; Doug Smith at Buena Vista Raceway and Clay County Fairgrounds; Nick Spainhoward at Bakersfield Speedway; Stan Tomlinson at Southwest Speedway; Chris Toth at Cocopah Speedway; Curtis Van Der Wal at Southern Iowa Speedway; Jared VanDeest at Marshalltown Speedway; Kenny Vollmer at Idaho Falls Raceway; Todd Wiese at Luxemburg Speedway; Ryan Wolla at Williston Basin Speedway; and Kevin Wright at Sweetwater Speedway.

Addison led Summer Storm Dirt Series point standings, Danny Concelman was the Leary Racing Products BST Series king and Looft paced the North Star Touring Series.

State champions were Wayland Duncan in Utah, Franzen in Illinois, Rex Higgins in New Mexico, Lamberies in Wisconsin, Looft in Minnesota, Michael Medel in Oregon, Menasco in Oklahoma, Money in Kansas, Montagne in South Dakota, Moser in Colorado, Olson in Iowa, Rosselli in North Dakota, Ryland in California, Toth in Arizona, Nelson Vollbrecht in Nebraska, Vollmer in Idaho and Wright in Wyoming.

Winners of Southern SportMod track crowns included Jeffrey Abbey at Boyd Raceway and Kennedale Speedway Park; Roger Armstrong at Roadrunner Speedway; Jesse Baldwin at Aztec Speedway, Desert Thunder Raceway and Montezuma County Speedway; Chris Birmingham at Cotton Bowl Speedway; Chris Cogburn at Heart O’ Texas Speedway; Levy Galmor at Elk City Speedway and Red River Speedway; Frank Graven at Outlaw Motor Speedway; Steve Gray at Millard County Raceway; Travis Gray at Diamond Mountain Speedway; Brock Hall at Route 66 Motor Speedway; Chad Hertel at Abilene Speedway; Jeffrey Kaup at Dodge City Raceway Park; Albert McCall at 85 Speedway; Kenny Morris at Longdale Speedway; Dustin Robinson at Lubbock Speedway; Brad Shirley at 281 Speedway; Jake Upchurch at Mountain Creek Speedway; Justin White at Grayson County Speedway; and Cory Williams at Cardinal Speedway.

Champion of the Border States Racing Series was Baldwin.

Southern SportMod state champs were Abbey in Texas, Brock Aeschbacher in Idaho, Baldwin in Colorado, Logan Ellis in Oklahoma, Travis Gray in Utah, Shane Helton in New Mexico, Kaup in Kansas and Kyle Menlove in Wyoming.

Drivers racing to Sport Compact track championships were Kimberly Abbott at Lee County Speedway and Quincy Raceway; Katelyn Ahrndt at Norman County Raceway; Brandon Anderson at Southwest Speedway; Brant Bachman at Boyd Raceway; Andrew Baumgardner at Lincoln County Raceway; Art Bird Jr. at Salina Speedway; Nate Coopman at Arlington Raceway, Fairmont Raceway, Nobles County Speedway and Rewdwood Speedway; Jay DeVries at Buena Vista Raceway, Clay County Fairgrounds and Kossuth County Speedway; John Gill at Hamilton County Speedway; Kiowa Higdon at RPM Speedway and WaKeeney Speedway; Scott Johnson at 141 Speedway; Alexis Kastner at Princeton Speedway; Jason Klerkdereus at West Libery Raceway; Cole Krichau at Eagle Raceway; Dalton Kron at Hancock County Speedway and I-35 Speedway; Ramsey Meyer at Boone County Raceway, Off Road Speedway and U.S. 30 Speedway; Bryan Moore at El Paso County Raceway; Shannon Pospisil at Stuart Raceway; Jacob Reiter at Stuart Speedway; Dillon Richards at Beatrice Speedway; Josh Roehrich at Dacotah Speedway; Megan Sandvig at Jackson Speedway; Danny Sims at 281 Speedway; Alec Stapleton at Crawford County Speedway; Cody Thompson at Raceway Park and Shelby County Speedway; Austin Umscheid at Thunder Hill Speedway; Bill Whalen Jr. at CJ Speedway and Southern Iowa Speedway; and Brendon Yamry at North Central Speedway.

Coopman ruled the North Star Touring Series and Meyer took top honors in the Summer Storm Dirt Series.

State champions included Abbott in Illinois, Anderson in North Dakota, Coopman in Minnesota, Jay DeVries in Iowa, Scott Johnson in Wisconsin, Moore, in Colorado, Randy Murphy in Kansas, Pospisil in Nebraska, Sims in Texas and Thompson in South Dakota.

Crew chief of the year awards went to Kaleb Kennedy, Modified; Tyson Gheer, Late Model; Corey Wilson, Sprint Car; Trevor Van Straten, Stock Car; Troy Frye, Northern SportMod; B. Baldwin, Southern SportMod; Trent DeGroot, Hobby Stock; and Stephanie Forsberg and Jerry Coopman, Sport Compact.

Belleville Motorsports was recognized as the overall champion for the fifth straight year, and for the sixth time in the seven-year history of the Manufacturers’ Cup program for Modified chassis builders. A $500 cash prize accompanied the Cup trophy.

GRT Race Cars won both Western and Central Region titles. BMS continued its dominance in the Eastern Region, Chase Allen Motorsports ruled again in the South Central Region and Razor Chassis and Rage Chassis shared the North Central Region crown.

Top builders in each region received plaques.

Ideal Ready Mix was recognized for 25 consecutive season of IMCA sponsorship. Harris Auto Racing and JAZ Products were honored for 20 consecutive years of partnership,

Companies receiving 10-year sponsor awards were Bell Racing, Circle Rac­ing Wheels, Coleman Racing Products, EQ Cylinder Heads, Hoosier Racing Tire, Karl Chevro­let and Moroso.

Five-year partners hon­ored were Bob Harris Enterprises, JE Pistons, RH2, Wilwood Engi­neering and Z4 Products.

Tracks receiving 30-year length of sanction awards included Seymour Speedway and Stuart Speedway for Modifieds and Boone Speedway for Stock Cars.

Twenty-five year awards went to I-30 Speedway for Modifieds and to the Iowa State Fair­grounds Speedway for Late Models.

Tracks to be honored for 20 years of sanctioning were Shelby County Speedway for Modifieds and Stock Cars; Hamilton County Speedway for Late Models; and Aztec Speedway for Stock Cars.

Fifteen-year plaques were presented to Tri-State Speedway for Modifieds; Jack­son County Speedway for Late Models; and Benton County Speedway, Kennedale Speedway Park and Williston Basin Speedway for Stock Cars.

Tracks honored for a decade of sanctioning were RPM Speedway for Modi­fieds, Stock Cars and Hobby Stocks; 34 Raceway for Modifieds and Stock Cars; Five Mile Point Speedway for Modifieds; Beatrice Speedway for Stock Cars and Sport Compacts; Eagle Raceway, Hamilton County Speedway, Lincoln County Raceway and Murray County Speedway for Hobby Stocks; Marshalltown Speedway, Shawano Speedway and Stuart Speedway for North­ern SportMods; and Aztec Speedway and Kennedale Speedway Park for Southern SportMods;

Five-year award recipient included Crawford County Speedway for Modifieds, Stock Cars and Hobby Stocks; West Liberty Raceway for Modifieds and Sport Compacts; 141 Speedway, Arizona Speedway, Black Rock Speedway, Dubuque Speedway, I-88 Speedway and Mountain Creek Speedway, Modifieds; Kennedale Speedway Park, Sprint Cars; Farley Speedway and Redwood Speedway, for Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods; Williston Basin Speedway, Hobby Stocks; Murray County Speedway for Northern SportMods and Sport Compacts; 34 Raceway, Arlington Raceway, Boone County Raceway and Quincy Raceway for Northern SportMods; and 281 Speedway, Boyd Raceway, CJ Speedway and Jackson Speedway, all for Sport Compacts.

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