Eagle Raceway’s April 14, 15 Ice Breaker boasts Twice is Nice Challenge

EAGLE, Neb. – The Twice is Nice Challenge returns to the format for season-opening Ice Breaker Challenge at Eagle Raceway April 14 and 15. IMCA Modifieds race for $1,000 to win on Friday and for $2,000 to win on Satur­day while Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods run for $500 to win both nights. The driver who can win both nights in either division pockets a $1,000 Twice is Nice Challenge bonus, as SportMod driver Lance Borgman did last year. Both Modified features are qualifying events for the 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invita­tional ballot. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks chase a $400 top check while Mach-1 Sport Compacts run for $150 to win on Friday. IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars run for $1,000 to win and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $500 to win on Saturday. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, re­gional and Allstar Performance state points will be awarded each night. Special series points will also be given for Saturday’s Sprint Series of Nebraska event. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 6 [Read More]


Crawford County Speedway opens with April 14-15 Spring Fling

DENISON, Iowa – Crawford County Speedway’s April 14 and 15 Spring Fling features a pair of $1,000 to win, Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying events for IMCA Modifieds. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $750 to win, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $500 to win, and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $200 to win both nights. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and Allstar Performance State will be awarded for each show. Entry fee for the weekend is $75 for Modifieds, $65 for Stock Cars, $50 for SportMods and Hobby Stocks, and $25 for Sport Compacts. Racing follows 7 p.m. hot laps on Friday and 6 p.m. hot laps on Saturday. Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, students and military personnel with ID, and free for kids five and under. Pit passes are $30. An open practice session starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 13 and the purchase of a $25 pit pass includes a meal that evening. Camping spots are $20 each and can be [Read More]


Scott makes right move for Vinton IMCA Modified Frostbuster win

VINTON, Iowa (April 9) – No way, figured Johnny Scott, did he have a realistic shot at winning Sunday’s IMCA Modified Frostbuster feature after drawing the 12th starting spot. Yes way. Scott slipped inside Kyle Brown for the lead on the 19th of 25 laps, then held Brown and Jason Wolla in check following a restart with four to go to win the headline event at Benton County Speed­way. “I didn’t think there was any way, especially with so many good cars here, but we made the right move at the right time,” said Scott, also the $1,000 feature winner ahead of Brown at the opening night Frostbuster Friday at Marshalltown. “The bottom was dominant and I had to take the chance when Kyle bobbled a little.” The two made contact going into the first turn. Scott drove by for the eventual win, chased to the checkers by Brown, Wolla, Scott Hogan and 20th starting Joel Rust. “There was a little contact but it was not intentional. I don’t race like that. It was a racing deal,” Scott [Read More]

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Despite heavy heart, Denny Eckrich gets Deery Series win at West Liberty

WEST LIBERTY, Iowa (April 8) – After winning Saturday’s Deery Brothers Summer Series feature at West Liberty Raceway, Denny Eckrich took time to remember friend Mike Humphrey, killed in a car accident earlier this week in Louisiana. “He helped me get into a Black Diamond (Chassis). He helped a lot of racers,” Eckrich said. “Mike was a good guy and he died too soon. There are a lot of heavy hearts tonight.” Eckrich led the last seven of 40 laps after taking the outside line around Jeremiah Hurst and Jesse Sobbing following a late restart. The $2,000 checkers were his IMCA Late Model tour career sixth; he also won the first series race held at West Liberty last year. Outside front row starter Spencer Diercks led the first 15 laps before slowing and watching Hurst motor by. Eckrich was part of a mid-race tangle with Jake Neal during their battle for second that left the left side of his car more than a little banged up but he soldiered on. Hurst and Sobbing got together [Read More]


Cordes grabs $1K at Independence Spring Break Opener

By Bucky Doren INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (April 8) – Troy Cordes kicked off his 2017 racing season at the Independence Motor Speedway with a $1,000 payday winning the Spring Break Opener on April 8, 2017. Cordes moved into the lead during the IMCA Modified main event on lap three. Mark Schulte applied heavy pressure in the closing laps but it was Cordes, already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, who was first to the checkered flag during the 25-lap feature. Schulte settled for second. Scott Hogan raced in the top five all night and finished third. Adam Johnson moved from the 14th starting spot to finish fourth and Jason Morehouse finished a great night by rounding out the top five. 2016 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car track champion Tom Schmitt wrestled the lead away from early race leader Lynn Panos on lap 14, and raced off to the win. Panos finished second. Justin Temeyer came home third followed by Jarod Weepie and Damon Murty. Tony Olson led flag to flag in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod [Read More]


Dickerson gets IMCA Modified win, Munoz gets career highlight at Boone Frostbuster

BOONE, Iowa (April 8) – After finishing repairs to the roof of his shop, Russ Dickerson put the finishing touches on his IMCA Modified. On Saturday, he finished first in the Frostbuster main event at his hometown Boone Speedway and started to turn his luck around with a $1,000 payday. “This was a pretty good way to start out the season and a good way to start the month,” said Dicker­son, who’d lost the roof of his shop to a windstorm some four weeks ago. “We started eighth and everything worked out in our favor. We had some good luck for a change.” The new Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier got the lead just after halfway in the 25-lapper. He ran the higher line until catching up with the back of the field, then used different lines to work his way through traffic. Jason Wolla, who’d won ahead of Dickerson in their heat, was second and Clint Luellen was third. Mike Van Genderen and Hunter Marriott completed the top five. “I saw Wolla several [Read More]


Scott is great late to win IMCA Modified feature at Marshalltown Frostbuster

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (April 7) – Johnny Scott was understandably impressed by the quality of the IMCA Modified feature field at Marshalltown Speedway’s Frostbuster special Friday night. The New Mexico native, now racing out of Cameron, Mo., was the most impressive, racing from 18th starting to top the $1,000 to win event ahead of Kyle Brown and Hunter Marriott. “There were a lot of good cars here tonight. We got a break when we got a caution with five or six laps to go and restarted seventh,” he said. “I stayed on the outside, ran side-by-side with Kyle and finally cleared him for the lead coming to the white flag.” “Everything worked out for us,” Scott added. “We’ve run in the top five at Marshalltown before and it feels good to finally win here.” Chris Simpson and Clint Luellen completed the top five finishers. Scott was already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. More than 160 cars were entered for the first of three weekend Frostbusters. Boone Speedway hosts the Saturday event, Benton County Speedway at [Read More]


IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through April 6

IMCA Modifieds – 1. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 522; 2. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 480; 3. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif., 462; 4. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 439; 5. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 424; 6. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 420; 7. Spencer Wilson, Queen Creek, Ariz., 411; 8. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 407; 9. Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas, 379; 10. Ethan Dotson, Bak­ersfield, Calif., 372; 11. John Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz., 368; 12. Jeremy Thornton, Tucson, Ariz., 340; 13. Scott Sluka, Casa Grande, Ariz., 334; 14. Chad Melton, Mineral Wells, Texas, 327; 15. Austin Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 308; 16. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 301; 17. Cody Shoe­maker, Decatur, Texas, 298; 18. Brent Schlafmann, Bismarck, N.D., 286; 19. Marlyn Seidler, Un­derwood, N.D., 285; 20. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 275. IMCA Late Models – 1. Nick Marolf, Wilton, Iowa, 40; 2. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 39; 3. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, Iowa, 38; 4. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 37; 5. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, Iowa, 36; 6. Luke Goedert, Guttenberg, Iowa, 35; 7. Richie Gustin, Gilman, Iowa, 34; 8. Scott Fitzpatrick, [Read More]


IMCA Hobby Stocks, Northern SportMods new at North Dakota’s Thunder Mountain Speedway

BOTTINEAU, N.D. – IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod drivers will chase points on eight Thursday nights this season at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Bottineau. “We’re getting some interest from drivers in both divisions looking to race another night for national and state points,” said promoter Jason Laducer. “We been WISSOTA sanctioned and in keeping in line with other tracks in the area decided to go with IMCA.” Race nights on the 2017 schedule at Thunder Mountain are May 4 and 18, June 8 and 22, July 20 and 27, and Aug. 3 and 17. “These divisions are good transitions for younger drivers to what we consider entry level divisions,” Laducer said. “Once the Hobby Stock and SportMod divisions are established, our eventual goal is to have special events for IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars.” The all-volunteer Thunder Mountain Speedway Association is already getting the ¼-mile dirt oval ready for opening night and Laducer said “a few unique local sponsorships” are in place for the upcoming season. In addition to [Read More]


Friesen Performance awards crate engines to three IMCA national rookies of the year

SUTTON, Neb. – Friesen Performance will power the sophomore seasons of three of IMCA’s 2017 national rookies of the year. The top first-year Modified driver receives a 604 crate engine while top Northern SportMod and Hobby Stock rookies both receive 602 crate engines from the Sutton, Neb., dealership. Rookie drivers in all three divisions must display two Friesen Performance decals on their race car to be eligible. Engine awards will be presented during the IMCA national banquet in No­vember. “Friesen Performance is proud to sponsor the IMCA Rookie of the Year Awards for 2017,” said Performance Sales Manager Al Walters. “We’ve supported IMCA since crate engines were introduced and have given away engines in the past to help racers.  We’re excited about the opportunity to now help racers who are getting started in their career and look forward to providing support to the competitors for their achievements.” Friesen also gives a 602 crate to a Hobby Stock or Northern SportMod driver experiencing engine failure during the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Friesen [Read More]