MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (Feb. 8, 2024) – 2024 is looking to be another exciting year at the high banks of the Karl Auto Group Marshalltown Speedway.
As always, a very action-packed schedule has been released and drivers from all over the country have their bucket list set to make a Friday night stop in MoTown.
The 2024 season gets kicked off with the annual IMCA Frostbuster Friday, April 4 and from there it is nothing but full steam ahead with some of the best paying weekly racing and specials throughout the year.
IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars will be the first to race for big money April 10-12 during the second running of the King of the High Banks. Drury Automotive of Eldora will be the presenting sponsor and has added $5,000 to the “A” feature purse, making it now $5,000 to win and $500 to start the Friday night 50-lap championship event.
There is a rain date scheduled for the following weekend if needed. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing action will kick off April 19 if the rain date is not needed.
May will start out with the Local UAW 893 Cliff Champers Memorial on the 3rd. Racing will then have a quick turn around with KIX 101.1 FM Thursday Night Thunder on May 9. EMW Trucking and the famed “Radar” will present Military Memory night on Memorial Weekend Friday, May 26 with not only adding money to select divisions but will also be taking care of our veterans and our fallen soldiers with an amazing pre-race ceremonies and other activities.
Plus, this will also be the annual Corn Belt Clash for the Stealth Racing IMCA STARS Mod Lites
June once again becomes the Month of Money for Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds. One racer could go home after four Friday nights of IMCA Speedway Motors weekly racing with a potential of $4,200 minimum.
Friday, June 7 is the return of the Capital Sign Company Twin Topless Dirty 30’s. IMCA Modifieds will go topless and compete for $1,200 to win, $120 to start the 30-lap main event. Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods will race topless also for a top prize of $1,000 and $100 to start. Each division will be draw/redraw.
P&D Welding Solutions of Nevada will award $1,000 to the top finisher in the Modified feature on June 14. In addition, they will sponsor again the Structural Shoot-Out. Fans will see 16 Modifieds competing in a 4-car per round bracket-style race with the top two moving to the next round.
The winner of the final round will pocket $500. Second through fourth in the Shoot-Out will also be rewarded for their efforts. P&D Welding Solutions will present a one-of-a-kind custom-made steel trophy for the winner also. This annual event will be the Friday after the Clash at the Creek at our sister track, Francis Creek, Wis., speed plant 141 Speedway.
Week three of money moves to Friday, June 21 with the Midwest Liquid Systems Night. The top prize is another night of $1,000 to the winner. Week four is RBF Electric and Mid-States Boring Night and will reward a minimum of $500 prize to the Modified feature winner.
All $1,000 or more to win events for the Modifieds are Fast Shafts Invitational eligibility qualifiers during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.
July Kicks off with a bang thanks to our friends at Xtreme Powered by Mediacom. On July 5, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks will pay $1,000 to win their 20-lap feature event. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars will be up next for a $1,000 to win, B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational eligibility qualifying night during a special Thursday, July 11 appearance during the Central Iowa Fair. Weekly action will also be on the card for the grandstand event that night. There will be no racing during the fair on Friday night.
July will close out with the annual Dale DeFrance Memorial race on Friday, July 26. This has become one of the most prestigious events not only at Marshalltown, but in the Midwest. This year, the Malvern Bank West and Hoker Trucking East Super Late Models will both compete in their points events and the Farley’s Tire IMCA Modified Summer Challenge Series presented by Mesa Muffler will make a stop during the event along with Stock Cars, Northern SportMods and Hobby Stocks. Rain date for this event if needed would be Aug. 2.
August will bring the weekly racing season to a close with $1,000 to win Rugged Radios IMCA Northern SportMods on BHE Night on Aug. 9 and Aug. 16 will be the annual North 3rd Avenue Dairy Queen Larry Wollam Season Championship.
After a week off, we will close out the month on Aug. 30 with the Karl of Marshalltown Showdown at MoTown. This event always sees some of the best locals take on the travelers coming to town for the IMCA Super Nationals.
We will take September off and come back Oct. 24-26 with the Harvest Hustle on the High Banks. This event has formally been known as the Havoc on the High Banks and most recently for years as the World Nationals.
Thursday night will have practice in all divisions. Friday will see qualifying for Mod Lites, Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compact, Hobby Stocks, SportMods, Stock Cars and Modifieds. After the races the fun will not stop as there will be bonfires, music, a pit party and a corn hole bag tournament into the night.
Saturday will start off with breakfast on the grounds from 8-11 a.m. and because it is so close to Halloween, Trailer Trick o’ Treating for our young racers and fans. Oh, and get creative, because they will also be voting on the best decorated trailer for a cash prize.
After that, it will be on to Championship night with some great pay-outs in all divisions. $3,000 to win, $300 to start IMCA Modifieds; $2,500 to win, $250 to start IMCA Stock Cars; $2,000 to win, $200 to start IMCA Northern SportMods and IMCA Hobby Stocks; $1,250 to win, $125 to Start IMCA Mod Lites; and $1,000 to win, $100 to start IMCA Sport Compacts.
From start to finish the 2024 season has something for everyone and we hope this is the year fans and drivers check it off their bucket list. A full schedule with times, pricing, and classes can be found at marshalltownspeedway.com.