Wood finds spark for Sprint Series of Oklahoma win at Wichita

By David Smith Jr. WICHITA FALLS, Texas (April 28) – Joe Wood Jr. held off a late race charge from Jake Martens to claim his first IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series of Oklahoma feature of the season Friday at Wich­ita Speedway. Chris Kelly and Wood started on the front row for the 20-lap feature with Wood taking the lead as the green flag fell. The race quickly went red when Brandon Long went for an easy tip over in turns three and four yet he would be able to restart at the tail of the field. The restart saw Wood stay out front and fend off late race challenges from eighth-starting Jake Martens to claim his second career victory and first for 2017. “The night started off kind of rough,” according to Wood. “In our heat race, the motor lost power with three laps to go and we were able to hang on to second place, which put us in the redraw. We ended up drawing number two spot and then went back to work on [Read More]


IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through April 26

IMCA Modifieds – 1. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 703; 2. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 684; 3. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 626; 4. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 606; 5. Kelsie Fo­ley, Tucson, Ariz., 558; 6. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 543; 7. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif., 535; 8. Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas, 497; 9. Chad Melton, Mineral Wells, Texas, 492; 10. Ethan Dot­son, Bakersfield, Calif., 486; 11. Brandon Hood, McGregor, Texas, 441; 12. John Parmeley, Phoe­nix, Ariz., 432; 13. Spencer Wilson, Queen Creek, Ariz., 411; 14. Robert Scrivner, Waco, Texas, 410; 15. Cody Shoemaker, Decatur, Texas, 401; 16. Jeremy Thornton, Tucson, Ariz., 370; 17. Jeff Hoegh, New Caney, Texas, 366; 18. Scott Sluka, Casa Grande, Ariz., 362; 19. Jerry Frydrych, Austin, Texas, 355; 20. David Goode Sr., Copperas Cove, Texas, 351. IMCA Late Models – 1. Jake Neal, Omaha, Neb., 169; 2. Luke Goedert, Guttenberg, Iowa, 168; 3. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 167; 4. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, Iowa, 160; 5. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa, and Jesse Sobbing, Malvern, Iowa, both 159; 7. Jeff Tharp, Sherrill, Iowa, 150; 8. [Read More]


Lee County paying $1,000 to May 4 winners in IMCA Modifieds, Stocks, Northern SportMods

DONNELLSON, Iowa – Checks for $1,000 go to feature winners in three IMCA divisions at Lee County Speedway’s Thursday, May 4 special. IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main events all pay $1,000 to win while the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature pays $300 to win. The evening’s Modi­fied headliner is a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, Allstar Performance State and track points will be awarded. Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and racing follows 6:45 p.m. hot laps. Grandstand admission is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $12 for students ages 11-17 and free for 10 and under. Pit passes are $30. More information is available at the website and on Facebook. The special will be broadcast on IMCA.TV to viewers who live at least 60 miles from Donnellson.


IMCA clarifies Modified, Late Model rear end weight rules 

VINTON, Iowa – Weight rules for both IMCA Modified and IMCA Late Model divisions are not to be taken lightly. Rear end rules for the two divisions were clarified for the 2017 race season. The Modified rule specifies that a standard weight steel axle tube is allowed, the Late Model rule that standard weight aluminum or steel axle tubes only can be used in sanctioned competition. “This is a performance issue and one that is important for maintaining fairness,” noted IMCA President Brett Root. “By no means do we believe the disqualification of the defending champion at the Independence Deery Series event was a result of intentional cheating of this rule, but it must be enforced regardless of who the driver is or their previous success. That particular disqualification leads us to believe there remains confusion regarding IMCA’s position on this rule.” Quick change rear ends are available with three variations of axle tubes (light weight, standard weight and heavy weight) and IMCA uses these industry terms to define expectations for that component. “The wall [Read More]


2017 IMCA Late Model season begins Friday at Davenport 

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Rob Toland will begin defense of his IMCA Late Model national champion­ship this Friday, April 28 at Davenport Speedway. Toland’s 2016 national title was his career third. His previous national crowns were in 2001 and 2005. He was also the track champion at Davenport last season. Late Models will use a draw/re-draw format. Davenport’s other weekly classes, the Ericksen Chevro­let IMCA Modifieds, the Koehler Electric Street Stocks, and the Hawkeye Auto IMCA SportMods, will be lined up by point average All races will be on the quarter-mile oval. Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, on West Locust Street in Davenport. Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m., with hot laps at 6:15 p.m. and racing at 6:45 p.m. For more information, visit the track website at or call 563 652-5302.


Jackson Motorplex reschedules IMCA Frostbuster to May 5

JACKSON, Minn. – The IMCA Frostbuster at Jackson Motorplex has been rescheduled due to unreasonably cold temperatures forecasted for this weekend. The track’s season-opening event will now be a one-day show featuring IMCA Modifieds in a $1,000 to win Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying event. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods run for $600 to win, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $500 to win, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $400 to win and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $100 to win. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, Allstar Performance State and track points will be awarded. Pits are scheduled to open at 4 p.m. with the front gates opening at 5 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for students ages 13 to 18 and free for children ages 12 and younger. Pit passes are $30. Jackson Motorplex is offering a Family Pass, which includes two adults and up to three students, for $33.


Mather begins Southern Iowa Speedway title defense

By Jeremy Fox OSKALOOSA, Iowa (April 26) – Colt Mather opened defense of his IMCA Modified title with the feature win on a chilly opening night Wednesday at Southern Iowa Speedway. Hunter Marriott led the first laps of the 20-lap Musco Lighting IMCA Modified feature before Mather took charge. Mather started to pull away only to see the caution force a green, white, check­ered finish. Mather held off Marriott and Todd Shute to take the win. The Budweiser IMCA Stock Cars lived up to the nickname “The Class Too Tough Too Tame” as defending track champion Louis Lynch started on the pole and led the opening lap. Three-time Hobby Stock track champion Dustin Griffiths found the right line and when Lynch bobbled a little, it allowed Griffiths to take the lead. Mike Hughes started 10th, worked his way to third and on lap three passed Lynch for second. Hughes continued to chase Griffiths and coming to the completion of lap 17, saw a hole open up and took the lead away. Hughes held off last-lap [Read More]


10-year sponsor Flow Design renews award program for five IMCA divisions 

WELLINGTON, Kan. – Flow Design marks a decade of IMCA sponsorship with a renewed awards program that benefits drivers in five divisions. The Wellington, Kan., manufacturer gives carburetor spacers to first through fifth place finishers in 2017 national standings for the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Late Models, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods. Sixth through 10th place drivers in those divisions each receive certificates good for 50 percent off the purchase of a carb spacer. Information about Flow Design-made products is avail­able by calling 620 326-3537. “The Flow Design program has endured an ownership change and even rule changes during their 10-year run, but we’ve utilized their carb spacers as part of our standard rules package in a variety of divisions and are pleased with their line of products,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. 


Armstrong is strongest at Tri-State

By Rob Nugent POCOLA, Okla. (April 22) – With rain close to home, Drew Armstrong made the trip from Alexander, Ark. to win Saturday’s IMCA Modified feature at Tri-State Speedway. Chuck Bumgarner and Michael Hines rounded out the top three. Racing starts at 8 p.m. on April 29. Both the pit gates and grandstand open at 5 p.m. The drivers’ meeting is at 7 p.m. with hot laps at 7:30 p.m.


Precise Racing Products adding two $500 awards for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint drivers

WICHITA, Kan. – The company that sells speed adds a pair of $500 cash awards to its IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car contingency program this season. Both the national rookie of the year and the driver with the most 40-point feature wins as of Sept. 25 receive $500 in cash from Precise Racing Products. “I talked with Chris Archer at Precise about adding something exciting to our growing RaceSaver Sprint Car program and these two new cash awards certainly satisfy that desire,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “We’re gaining new members every day, and now potentially two of them will pocket a significant amount of extra cash at our national banquet. We’re very pleased with this addition and excited to make the announcement.” The Wichita, Kan., high performance parts supplier and Hoosier race tire distributor also gives $50 gift cards to state and series champions in the division and all IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car drivers are required to display two Precise Racing Products decals on their race car to be eligible. More information about Precise [Read More]