National Points

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through March 23, 2023

Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 611; 2. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa, 413; 3. Troy Morris III, Bakersfield, Calif., 408; 4. Grey Ferrando, Stayton, Ore., 344; 5. Andrew Pearce, Oakley, Calif., 328; 6. Jeremy Thornton, Chandler, Ariz., 314; 7. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 306; 8. Timothy Allerdings, Prescott Valley, Ariz., 305; 9. Jonathan Mawhinney, Las Vegas, Nev., 292; 10. William “Bill” Miller, Yuma, Ariz., 285; 11. Zachary Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 266; 12. Jason Barnhill, Pace, Fla., 263; 13. Jake Pike, Pahrump, Nev., 239; 14. Jeremy Mills, Clear Lake, Iowa, 226; 15. Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz., 225; 16. Braxton Yeager, Green River, Wy., 220; 17. Dalton Houghton, Rosamond, Calif., 218; 18. Justin Scott, Milton, Fla., 216; 19. Kody Scholpp, Estevan, Sask., 207; 20. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 205.  IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, and Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, both 40; 3. Trey Schmidt, Conroe, Texas, and Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, both 39; 5. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 38; 6. Caleb Padgett, Madisonville, Texas, and Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, [Read More]


IMCA Modifieds, Late Models, SportMods go Topless to open 60th season at Eagle 

EAGLE, Neb. (March 24, 2023) – Promoter Roger Hadan wasn’t fooling when he said he wanted to do something that hadn’t been done for a long time to start the 60th anniversary season at Eagle Raceway.  The first green flag of the season at Eagle flies for the inaugural Topless Nationals Saturday, April 1. Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Late Models and Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods all race for $1,000 to win that evening and as the name of the event indicates, they’ll do so topless.  The Modified winner becomes eligible to qualify for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Nebraska State points will be awarded in all three divisions; Modifieds also earn Jet Racing Central Region points. “We wanted to try something that we haven’t done for a long time,” Hadan said. “After I retired from driving I did four topless events (headlined by two-barrel late models, at Eagle and three other area tracks) in my first shot as a promoter. The next year I was promoting [Read More]


Five IMCA divisions run March 31, April 1 as Sunflower Classic starts season at RPM

HAYS, Kan. (March 24, 2023) – RPM Speedway starts the 2023 race season with the traditional Mike Hughes Sunflower Classic on March 31 and April 1.  Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds run for $1,000 to win, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $750 each night. Both Friday and Saturday features are qualifying events for Fast Shafts All-Star or B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitationals.  IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock and Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod features both pay $500 to win, Mach-1 Sport Compact features $200. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Jet Racing Central, EQ Cylinder Heads Northern or Big Daddy Race Cars Northern regional, and Kansas State points will be awarded for each draw/redraw show.  Entry fee for the weekend is Modifieds $100, Stock Cars $75, Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods both $50 and Sport Compacts $35.  Pit passes are $30. Spectator admission is $10 for adults and free for military with ID and kids ages 12 and under.  King of the hill races for Modifieds and Stock Cars are on the March 30 open [Read More]


Clock ticking down on PASS opener

By Frank Buhrman SELINSGROVE, Pa. (March 24, 2023) – In less than two weeks, the roar of IMCA Sprint Car RaceSaver engines will light up a Pennsylvania race track – Selinsgrove Speedway, to be precise – for the first time in 162 days, since the last motor shut off following the Keystone RaceSaver Challenge in October. It’s time to roll again, and it’s extra-special in 2023 because this is the 25th anniversary season for the nation’s premier grassroots Sprint Car series in the Keystone State.  River Valley Builders PA Sprint Series IMCA RaceSaver sprinters will join the limited late models and roadrunner stocks on the big Selinsgrove half-mile on Saturday, April 1, to kick off a 35-race 2023 series that will take the tour to nine different race tracks. Selinsgrove leads the parade with 11 planned stops  and Port Royal Speedway follows closely behind with 10 dates. Path Valley Speedway, which ran its first PASS event in 2000, has five races scheduled for this year. Other tracks set to run are Williams Grove Speedway, Bloomsburg [Read More]


IMCA Modifieds chase $1,000 check at I-37 opener

PLEASANTON, Texas (March 22, 2023) – Saturday’s season opener at I-37 Speedway sees Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds racing for $1,000 to win along with qualifying eligibility for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.  Pit gates and the grandstand both open at 4 p.m. for the March 25 lidlifter. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow.  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, GRT Race Cars South Central Region, Texas State and track points will be awarded.  Pit passes are $30. Spectator admission is $16 for adults, $11 for seniors, military and First Responders, and $6 for kids, with five and under free. Friday’s practice session at Pleasanton runs from 6-9:30 p.m. Pit passes are 420.


Five new to Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational eligibility

VINTON, Iowa (March 22, 2023) – Five more Friesen Performance IMCA Modified drivers earned Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility during a month that saw more than its fair share of races canceled due to persistent cold temperatures, rain or a combination of both. Austen Becerra ruled Clash on the Coast roost, winning three times during his Florida vacation while Joseph Joiner collected the checkers on the other night.  John Webb and Tyler Iverson were Ice Breaker winners at Abilene and Todd Neiheiser topped a rich weekly show at Southern Raceway.  Winning qualifying events and already eligible were William Gould, Bobby Hogge IV, Troy Morris III and Jake Upchurch. The 65 drivers now Fast Shafts eligible include:  Chris Abelson, Chaz Baca, Owen Barnhill, Austen Becerra, Brandon Beckendorf, Eddie Belec, Tom Berry Jr., Tyson Blood, Steven Bowers Jr., Alec Childs, Ty Clemens, Jimmy Cole and Cory Craver.  Brian Cross, Paul Culp, Matthew Day, Jon DeBenedetti, Travis Denning, Brenten DeYoung, Spencer Diercks, Brad Dierks, Jake Donnelly, Ethan Dotson, Drake Findley, Jerry Flippo and Troy Foulger. William Gould, [Read More]

Late Model

Late Model tire grooving clarification announced 

VINTON, Iowa (March 21, 2023) – IMCA officials have announced a clarification to the tire grooving rule for Late Models.  Specifically, only the horizontal and/or the vertical line of the cross can be grooved. Grooving must be done with a number 2 grooving blade only. “There have been a number of questions about how the NLMT3 Hoosier tire can or should be grooved. Drivers can reference the picture accompanying this story,” said IMCA President Brett Root. “This is something we felt needed to be addressed now, with the first sanctioned Late Model events of the season  just a couple weeks away.”

Late Model

IMCA announces composite body panel rating mandate

VINTON, Iowa (March 21, 2023) –  IMCA will follow guidelines established by the United States Department of Transportation for the composite body panels allowed beginning this season in the Modified and Late Model divisions. In particular, those guidelines address burn resistance. Composite body panels submitted by Five Star Bodies/MD3 have already been determined to meet those parameters and have been approved for use in both divisions. “There have already been some questions as to how we define composite body panels. We will use the US DOT FMVSS302 burn rate testing definition,” explained IMCA President Brett Root. “We will continue to approve additional composite body panels as samples are submitted to us along with proof of burn rate testing.”  “We want to make sure that all composite body panels are made with strong, fire resistant material,” he continued. “We will continue to add more composite body panels that can be used as they are submitted and approved.”  Composite body panels are not allowed in any other IMCA division and drivers will be required to remove them [Read More]

Hobby Stock

Allstar Performance heat win awards complement support of IMCA Super Nationals, NY-Penn Series 

WATERVLIET, Mich. (March 21, 2023) – Winning a heat gets IMCA drivers race night recognition from Allstar Performance. Winning 10 or more heats this season gets them post-season awards courtesy of the Watervliet, Mich., high performance parts manufacturer.  Allstar Performance provides the decals given to heat race winners throughout the 2023 IMCA campaign. Drivers winning 10 or more heat races this year receive $100 gift cards. The driver, regardless of division, winning the most heat races gets a $250 gift card. The one caveat is that drivers must email a photo of their car proving heat race winner decal placement to IMCA Marketing Integration and Sponsorship Director Carson Becker-Gramm at to be eligible. Awards will be presented during the IMCA national banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock driver David Miller of Sioux City, Iowa, was the recipient of the $250 gift card last year. Fourteen-year sponsor Allstar Performance also gives $200 product certificates to all champions crowned at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s and RaceSaver [Read More]


Central California Clash set for May 3-7, IMCA.TV broadcasts each night of tour 

ANTIOCH, Calif. (March 21, 2023) – Three champions will be crowned in the upcoming IMCA Central California Clash May 3-7. IMCA.TV broadcasts each night of the fourth annual tour, which features Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods.  Opening night is Wednesday, May 3 at Antioch Speedway. The Central California Clash travels to Merced Speedway on Thursday, May 4, to Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford on Friday, May 5 and to Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway on Saturday, May 6 before concluding Sunday, May 7 at Bakersfield Speedway. Modifieds run for $1,000 to win and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility, Stock Cars for $750 to win and B & B Racing Chassis All-Star qualifying eligibility, and Northern SportMods for $750 to win each night.  Top drivers in point standings for each division also become eligible to qualify for their respective race of champions event during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s in September.  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Shaw Race Cars Western Region and EQ [Read More]