Deery Brothers Summer Series
Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

Highway 20 Triple Crown next for Deery Series

VINTON, Iowa – After two weekend rainouts, a Highway 20 Triple Crown is in the works April 21-23 for the Deery Brothers Summer Series. Touring IMCA Late Models make up rained-out shows on Friday, April 21 at Farley Speedway and Saturday, April 22 at Independence Motor Speedway, then travel to Dubuque Speedway for the scheduled Sunday, April 23 event. All three main events pay $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start. Highway 20 Triple Crown bonus amounts, as well as information about other IMCA divisions running each night, are to be announced.

Feature

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through April 12 

IMCA Modifieds – 1. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 597; 2. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 560; 3. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 513; 4. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif., 497; 5. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 492; 6. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 481; 7. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 424; 8. Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas, 417; 9. Spencer Wilson, Queen Creek, Ariz., 411; 10. Ethan Dot­son, Bakersfield, Calif., 409; 11. Chad Melton, Mineral Wells, Texas, 396; 12. John Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz., 368; 13. Jeremy Thornton, Tucson, Ariz., 340; 14. Brandon Hood, McGregor, Texas, 338; 15. Scott Sluka, Casa Grande, Ariz., 334; 16. Brent Schlafmann, Bismarck, N.D., 318; 17. Austin Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 308; 18. Jeff Hoegh, New Caney, Texas, 304; 19. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 301; 20. Cody Shoemaker, Decatur, Texas, 298.  IMCA Late Models – 1. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, Iowa, 73; 2. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, Iowa, Luke Goedert, Guttenberg, Iowa, and Jeff Tharp, Sherrill, Iowa, each 65; 5. Joel Callahan, Dubu­que, Iowa, Jesse Sobbing, Malvern, Iowa, and Scott Fitzpatrick, Cedar Falls, Iowa, each 64; 8. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, [Read More]

Sponsors

IMCA Stock Car, SportMod drivers chase contingency awards from Mitchell Machine

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa – Mitchell Machine has renewed contingency awards for drivers in three divisions, in its 11th season as an IMCA sponsor. Regional standings for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and national standings for Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods determine recipients of product certificates given by the Webster City, Iowa, transmission manufacturer and machine shop. Top three eligible finishers in the EQ Cylinder Heads Northern and Southern Stock Car regions, and in national standings for the SportMod divisions receive product certificates valued at $250, $100 and $100, respectively. Drivers in all three divisions are required to compete with a Mitchell-manufactured transmission and provide proof of purchase made between Jan. 1 and Oct. 1, 2017, return a sign-up form to the IMCA home office by Aug. 1 and display two Mitchell Machine decals on their race car. All awards will be presented during the national banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office. “Mitchell Machine would like to thank all of our customers and IMCA for [Read More]

Events

Atomic track champion will be first crowned in Ohio by IMCA RaceSaver

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – IMCA will crown its first-ever RaceSaver Sprint Car track champion as well as a series champion in Ohio this season. Atomic Speedway hosted the first of nine events on April 9; points races there April 22, May 20, June 24, July 22 and Aug. 5, 25 and 26, and Sept. 23 also figure toward determining that first champion. The June 24 event is during Ohio Sprint Speedweek and will be broadcast on the internet. The Aug. 26 Open Wheel Championship feature pays $600 to win. Eight Ohio Thunder Sprint Series dates are now on the schedule – at least one more will be added, at a location to be announced – at Atomic, Moler Raceway Park, Southern Ohio Speedway and Hilltop Speedway. Series dates at Moler are April 28 and Aug. 4. Atomic is site of the April 29 show while Hilltop welcomes the series on July 15. Southern is the destination for May 19, June 30, July 21 and Sept. 22 events. The one TBA date now is June 9. “What’s [Read More]

Events

IMCA Modified winner at Outlaw’s Spring Nationals banks $1,200

DUNDEE, N.Y. – Outlaw Speedway’s Spring Nationals sports a $1,200 IMCA Modified main event and a couple opportunities for drivers to pick up some extra cash on opening night. The Friday, April 21 headliner is a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier and IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Dirt Works Eastern Region, Allstar Performance State and track points will be awarded. Top 12 qualifiers from heat races during the April 20 Thursday Night Thunder program will be entered in a $150 to win dash for cash. The “B” feature winner also earns $150. Pit gates open at 3 p.m. on Thursday and 4 p.m. Friday. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. both nights. Thursday grandstand admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and free for kids 12 and under. Pit passes are $20. On Friday, admission is $22 for adults, $20 for seniors and free for kids. Pit passes will be $40. Camping will be free. A bonfire and DJ are in plans for Friday night at [Read More]

Weekly

Willamette Speedway ready for April 15 season opener

By Ben Deatherage LEBANON, Ore. – After a wild and crazy winter, racing is ready to begin a brand-new campaign on Saturday, April 15 at Willamette Speedway for the annual Cabin Fever Season Opener. Despite having all scheduled practices rained out the 1/3-mile clay oval will host the Super Late Model, IMCA Modified, Super Sport, Sportsman, Street Stock and Hornet divisions in round one of the new year. With the new season expect to see the return of some familiar faces as well as some new drivers in new divisions. Having all six staple classes on the card expect to see a very good car count for the first leg of 2017. The road to the championship begins this Saturday night in gorgeous and scenic Lebanon, Ore., and you definitely don’t want to miss it. Pit gates open at 1 p.m., the pit meeting is at 2:30 p.m., front gates open at 3:30 p.m. and racing starts at approximately 6 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults, $10 for seniors, juniors ages 13-17 and military, $5 for youth [Read More]

Sponsors

QA1 unveils new awards for six IMCA divisions

LAKEVILLE, Minn. – QA1 unveils a new slate of awards in 2017, its 19th season as an IMCA sponsor. The Lakeville, Minn., high performance parts manufacturer gives product certificates to three drivers in each of the IMCA Modified, IMCA Late Model, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock divisions. Each national champion receives a $250 product certificate. Fifth place drivers in national standings get $150 certificates, 10th place drivers $100 certificates. In addition, QA1 will again award a carbon fiber driveshaft to the Late Model national champion. “Supporting racers is a priority to QA1,” said Marketing Manager Kaitlyn Nelson. “We’re very proud to be coming into our 19th year as an IMCA sponsor and look forward to many more years of supporting the racing community.” All QA1 awards will be presented during the national banquet in November or mailed beginning the next week from the IMCA home office. More information is available by calling QA1 directly at 800 721-7761, on Face­book and at www.qa1.net. “The QA1 program is [Read More]

Events

Next event for Sprint Series of Oklahoma nears

By David Smith, Jr. OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Don’t forget it is a special Friday night edition of Sprint Series of Okla­homa presented by Smiley’s Racing Products action coming up on Friday, April 21 as the series makes its second straight appearance at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore. Once again, the event will be co-sanctioned with the Sprint Series of Texas. The tour opened its second season at the Southern Oklahoma speedplant back on March 25 and that night saw Wichita Falls, Texas driver Chad Koch pick up his first-ever SSO feature victory, over a strong field of 31 IMCA RaceSaver Sprinters. With Koch’s victory at the season opener, he became the 11th different SSO feature winner in the past eleven events held dating back to last year’s inaugural season. John Carney II won the first two events of 2016 and since then Brandon Long, Carney, Jake Mar­tens, Michelle Melton, Chad Wilson, Joe Wood Jr., Andy Shouse, Luke Cranston, Marcus Thomas, Austin Mundie and Koch have all reached victory lane. Gates will open at 5 p.m. [Read More]

Weekly

Opening night and Easter Eggs at Dodge City this Saturday

By Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. – A big night awaits at Dodge City Raceway Park this Saturday, April 15 as the 3/8-mile clay oval kicks off with the opening round of championship chase action. It will be a great night for the kids eight and under with an Easter Egg hunt to celebrate the weekend and it will be a great night of entertainment for kids and adults alike with the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks all battling it out in the opening leg of the chase for the championship. Saturday’s racing action gets under way at 7:30 p.m. with tickets priced at $15 for adults with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.  Pit passes are $30. The April 15 season opener marks the first of two April events at DCRP with Lewis Automotive Night featuring all five championship chase divisions to follow on Saturday, April 29.

Results

Dancer wows Lincoln County crowd 

By Kelly Ninas NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (April 8) – The racing action was red hot on opening night at Lincoln County Raceway and starting the season off right by parking their hot rods in the winners circle were Jeremy Frenier, Dillon Schultz, Mikey Dancer, Luke Wassom and Andrew Baumgardner. In one of the most exciting features of the evening, Dancer wowed his hometown crowd by winning the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature. Dancer led the initial 11 laps before relinquishing the lead to Jeff Whiting for the following six laps. When the white flag flew, Dancer saw an opening and drove back into the lead where he stayed for the final two laps to win. Frenier led the last five laps to win the IMCA Modified feature. Frenier started in the fourth row and found the racing groove around the bottom of the oval to make the pass for the lead through traffic in the final 10 laps. Leading the laps that mattered the most was Schultz in winning the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature [Read More]