Marshalltown Speedway
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Marshalltown postpones IMCA World Nationals

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (March 29) – Due to already wet track conditions, impending steady heavy rains today and colder temperatures not allowing for any track drying, Marshalltown Speedway officials have announced postponement of this weekend’s IMCA World Nationals special. “We feel it is best to postpone the World Nationals as conditions will not allow us to prep the track to the standards for which we are known,” explained Promoter Toby Kruse. “With that said, the World Nationals will be held Oct. 12-14.” “It’s a downer because there was so much interest in this event,” he added. “These are always tough decisions but they are made with the best interest of the racers, crews and fans in mind.” Plans are for the format to remain the same on the postponed date: IMCA Modifieds race for $10,000 to win and a minimum of $500 to start their 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier. Two $1,000 to win features are slated for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods with a pair of $500 to win [Read More]

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Bowers gasses up, sweeps Sunflower Classic Weekend

HAYS, Kan. (March 24-25) – The guy who ran out of gas on the way to the track for practice was the same IMCA Modified driver who ran away from everybody both nights of RPM Speedway’s Sunflower Classic. Steven Bowers Jr. topped $1,000 to win features Friday and Saturday at Hays and afterwards could laugh about the needle hitting empty on Thursday, half a mile from the gas station in Junction City. “I thought that night might have thrown a curve ball into the weekend. It was not a good way to start,” said Bowers, who made it to the pumps after friend who’d been waiting at the station delivered a can of gas. “But it turned out awesome. It was one of those deals where we would have been happy with a top five but came out with back-to-back wins.” The defending Kansas state champion and already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, Bowers started sixth, passed Cody Gearhart for the lead on the second circuit and led to the finish of Friday’s [Read More]

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Dodge City Raceway Park season opener around the corner

By Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. – It’s nearly time to flip the page of the calendar to April.  That means we’re well into the countdown toward opening night of dirt track racing action just more than two weeks away at Dodge City Raceway Park. The 2017 season kicks off at the state-of-the-art 3/8-mile clay oval on Saturday, April 15, with a full slate of championship chase action including Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. The season opener will go green at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30. It marks the first of a dozen nights of championship chase action at DCRP before closing out the season with the return of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Oct. 27-28. The DCRP Sprint Cars and IMCA Modifieds will be in action over all 12 nights of championship chase action with the IMCA SportMods, Stock Cars and [Read More]

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Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center in fifth season of IMCA Southern SportMod title sponsorship

LUBBOCK, Texas – Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center marks a milestone in 2017, its fifth consecutive season as title sponsor of IMCA’s Southern SportMod division. The Lubbock, Texas, GM parts retailer, Chevrolet engine dealer and certified engine rebuilder provides a portion of the $9,500 point fund to be paid to top 15 drivers in na­tional stand­ings for the division. Southern SportMods see action this season at tracks in Colorado, Kansas, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center also returns to the national decal program for IMCA’s Southern and Northern SportMods. Driv­ers in both divisions must display two Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center decals on their race car to be eligible for point fund shares. Point fund checks are to be presented during the national awards banquet in Novem­ber or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office. More information about parts and engines available from fourth generation and family-owned SDPC is available by calling 800 456-0211, on Facebook and at the www.sdparts.com website. Southern SportMods made their debut at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super [Read More]

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United Rebel Sprint Series kicks off 2017 season Saturday at Longdale

LONGDALE, Okla. – The Meyers Racing Engines National Points chase kicks off the 2017 sea­son with a United Rebel Sprint Series/Sprint Series of Oklahoma co-sanctioned show this Satur­day, April 1 at Longdale, Okla., Speedway. Last year the Rebels made one appearance at the lightning-quick 3/8-mile oval with Luke Cranston besting a 26-car field that ran the full 25-lap feature caution free in just six minutes and 47 seconds. The Midwest’s best 305 Sprint Car racers always put on a spectacular show for the fans each and every night. Look for a solid field of racers from both series to battle it out for $1,000 to win, $250 to start purse. Drivers making the tow this year will include three-time URSS national champion Jake Bubak, 2016 IMCA rookie of the year Zach Blurton, plus veterans Mike Peters, Brian Herbert, Ty Williams, Keefe Hemel, Tyler and Jordan Knight, Steven Richardson, Taylor Velasquez and Jed Werner, among others. Sprint Series of Oklahoma drivers include defending IMCA national and tour champion Andy Shouse, Joe Wood Jr., Shayla Waddell, Cody Whitworth, [Read More]

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Tri-State reschedules Kegger, IMCA Modifieds chase $1,500 top check 

POCOLA, Okla. (March 27) – IMCA Modifieds race for $1,500 to win this weekend, at Tri-State Speedway’s rescheduled Cecil Harlan Memorial Kegger. Practice is from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, March 30. Qualifying begins Friday, March 31 with last-chance races and the feature on Saturday, April 1. The 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier pays a minimum of $200 to start. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Jet Racing Central Region and Allstar State points, but no local track points, will be awarded. Menasco Racing Enterprises gives a $500 bonus to the driver making the long tow. Entry fee is $100. Pit gates open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. and racing follows 6:30 p.m. hot laps both days. Adult grandstand admission is $10 on Friday and $12 on Saturday; kids ages 6-12 get in for $5 each night. Pit passes are $30 on Friday and $35 on Saturday. Pit passes are $20 and grandstand admission is free for the Thursday practice. The Kegger was rescheduled from last weekend because of rain. [Read More]

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IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car growth results in more awards from Smiley’s Racing Products

MESQUITE, Texas – The continued growth of IMCA’s RaceSaver Sprint Car division is seen by more new awards given by Smiley’s Racing Products. The Mesquite, Texas, high-performance parts manu­facturer and distributor rewards each track and series champion in the division with a $50 gift card. New track and series sanctions for the class have been already been announced in Iowa, Louisiana, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Texas. Smiley’s also gives $50 gift cards to top 10 finishers in national point standings for the Sprint Cars, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts, and to top 10 drivers in the Razor Chassis South Central Region for IMCA Modifieds, the EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and the Big Daddy Race Cars Southern Region for IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Gift cards will be presented during the national awards banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office, and are redeemable through Smiley’s Mesquite location. The home of Hoosier Tire Southwest, Smiley’s Racing Products returns [Read More]

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Koch utilizes high side to capture Sprint Series of Oklahoma opener

By David Smith Jr. ARDMORE, Okla. (March 25) – The Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Se­ries presented by Smiley’s Racing Products opened its 2017 race season Saturday night and when all said and done it was Chad Koch leading the final five laps to capture his first-ever victory with the series at Southern Oklahoma Speedway. This event was co-sanctioned with the Sprint Series of Texas IMCA Racesaver Sprint Series. The fourth starting Koch quickly moved into the runner-up position, utilizing the top of the oval while leader Jake Martens worked the bottom. The leader began approaching slower cars on lap 11. Martens built a full-stretch lead that was erased by the final caution of the night, on lap 13. Koch got a run around Martens to take the lead on the next circuit. From then on there was no stopping Koch as he led the rest of the way unchallenged to capture the victory aboard his home-built sprinter. “Man, what a night,” said an elated Koch. “We had ignition issues and didn’t [Read More]

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West Liberty Raceway to hold pre-season open practice

By Jerry Mackey WEST LIBERTY, Iowa – The West Liberty Raceway located on the Muscatine County Fairgrounds, will kick off the stock car racing season this Saturday, April 1 with an open practice session for all drivers planning on racing on Saturday nights at one of the longest running dirt tracks in the state of Iowa. The pit gates will open at 11 a.m. with practice slated to take the green flag at 1 p.m. Grandstand admission will be free although there will be a charge to get into the pits to cover insurance costs. All drivers will have plenty of opportunities to dial their new cars in for the opening event of the season which will be held Saturday, April 8 as the Deery Brothers Summer Series will come to town. For more information, please log on to www.farleyspeedwaypromotions.com.