LaCrosse is IMCA Modified star on night 2 of Clash

FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. (June 12, 2024) – Two-car star Benji LaCrosse gave a hint of even bigger things to come, racing from 10th to win the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature and taking Friesen Performance IMCA Modified runner-up honors on opening night of 141 Speedway’s Clash on the Coast. On Wednesday, the Casco clipper motored all the way from 12th on the initial grid to earn the $10,000 top prize, plus qualifying eligibility for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational, helping bring the flag down on two of the richest days of racing this season for IMCA Modifieds. LaCrosse, previously a two-time winner of 141’s King of the Creek special for Stock Cars, quickly became part of a five-car pack running at or toward the front in last night’s 50-lapper. He completed the pass for the lead on the 32nd circuit and ran in heavy lapped traffic before winning ahead of Jordan Grabouski, Josh Long, Dallon Murty and Cody Schroeder. Tuesday’s Stock Car win was the career 44th for LaCrosse in The Class Too Tough To Tame; his Wednesday win was [Read More]


Ward rewarded with $10,000 on opening night of Clash at the Creek

FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. (June 11, 2024) – A regular at 141 Speedway’s Clash at the Creek since 2018, Tim Ward could recall “hanging around for a while” before falling back and out of contention in his best prior outing in the Francis Creek. That changed Tuesday night as Ward took charge after midway of the 50-lapper for Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, earning $10,000 and his career 99th victory in the class. “This is such a tough place to win,” Ward acknowledged, after matching career-best paydays from the 2021 Land of 10,000 Lakes Tour finale and last year’s IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s main event. “I was one of the favorites here last year, started 13th, got up to sixth and just ran out of time,” he said. “This time I had a really good race with Jake (McBirnie) the first half. It reminded me of Super Nationals – we raced really hard.” The one caution flew on lap 27. Ward beat Benji LaCrosse … winner of Tuesday’s IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature … [Read More]

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Speedway Illustrated, Croell Inc. Night this Sunday at Benton County Speedway

VINTON, Iowa (June 12, 2024) – There will be a little of something for everyone this Sunday, June 16 at Benton County Speedway during Speedway Illustrated, Croell Inc. Night at The Bullring. Speedway Illustrated publisher Karl Fredrickson will be on-hand to gather photos and information for an upcoming article and will also be handling flagman duties for the evening’s program. A full night of action on the quarter-mile will showcase the IMCA Weekly Racing program sponsored by Croell Inc.  Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds presented by Wright Way Trailers, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars presented by Christie Door Company, Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks presented by iHeart Radio and Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts will continue their weekly points battles. INEX Legends presented by Legends.Direct and two-man outlaw cruisers will join the weekly divisions in action Sunday night. Kids’ power wheels races will be held during intermission, and the evening will offer a number of prize giveaways, including a 50/50 raffle. As always, the Lil’ Racer Car Club will be in attendance for young [Read More]


$2,000 to win Stock Car Shootout slated at Kossuth County

ALGONA, Iowa (June 11, 2024) – The 13th will be especially lucky for one IMCA Sunoco Stock Car driver at Kossuth County Speedway. Thursday’s Stock Car Shootout, presented by Beck’s Hybrids, at Algona pays $2,000 to win and is accompanied by B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility. A minimum of $200 will be paid to start and the Stock Car portion of the June 13 program is draw redraw. Completing the card are Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods and Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, state and track points will be awarded. Pit passes are $30. Spectator admission is $12 for adults and free for kids ages 12 and under. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 6 p.m. Racing follows 7 p.m. hot laps. The Stock Car Shootout will be broadcast by IMCA.TV.


Young scores first PASS victory

By Frank Buhrman SELINSGROVE, Pa. (June 8, 2024) – Just over four years ago, Dustin Young, with no prior climbing experience, strapped on his hiking boots and set off to scale a mountain. He celebrated on the peak Saturday night. The mountain in this case was the River Valley Builders Pennsylvania Sprint Car Series, the boots were a driving uniform, and the mountain was the sweeping half-mile Selinsgrove Speedway. Standing “up top” on the wing of his number 24 Sprint Car in victory lane, Young waved the checkered and screamed out in victory at the end of Saturday’s 20-lap IMCA RaceSaver feature, which he had led from start to finish. Mountain climbers everywhere would have understood. The Danville resident began his racing career – no prior experience at all – at Selinsgrove little more than a week beyond exactly four years ago, and he failed to qualify for his first event. But improvement came quickly and he was the 2020 PASS Rookie of the Year. Since then, he has become a regular contender, earning a [Read More]

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Competitive races, close finishes at Off Road Speedway

By Randy Pospishil sports@norfolkdailynews.com NORFOLK, Neb. (June 8, 2024) – The competitive nature of the feature races and a number of close finishes kept fans’ riveted to the finish line during Saturday night racing at Off Road Speedway. Those finishes included Cameron Meyer’s green, white, checkered victory in the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod feature, Cameron Wilkinson’s IMCA Sunoco Stock Car win, and a late pass by Jason Wilkinson to secure second behind Trevor Frisch in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Meyer, whose win was his third at Off Road Speedway this season and second consecutive trip to victory lane at the track, started the 15-lap race five rows back and steadily moved up to force his way into a five-car battle for the lead. James Roebuck, who led 12 laps after passing pole-sitter Stephanie Reynolds, was challenged by Colby Langenberg, Meyer, Kyle Wilkinson and newcomer Shawn Kelley for most of those laps while five cautions contributed to the pursuers remaining in position to take advantage of any possible mistake by a car in front [Read More]

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Win to Bjerkeset, Lund lands Arlington bonus

ARLINGTON, Minn. (June 8, 2024) – Ryan Bjerkeset went home with the win and Curt Lund went home with a $500 bonus after the Rice Companies VIPs added a little twist to the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature Saturday at Arlington Raceway. As much as an additional $2,100 was on the line for drivers accepting the back row challenge: They’d get the full amount if they won, or an extra $500 by advancing the most positions toward the front. Two drivers took the challenge, Lund and Ken Tietz, and with extra money on the line, the race was understandably intense. Jeff McCollum was the first lap leader with Matt Speckman in second; the positions were reversed on the following circuit. By the ninth lap, Bjerkeset was in the mix from his 11th place start. A yellow flag was thrown on the 10th lap following a multi-car collision. On the restart, Speckman again led the field but four laps later Bjerkeset got around him. Matt Looft, who had started 12th, used the last restart to his advantage and moved [Read More]


McBirnie, Kuehl are roofless in runs to big money at Boone

By Joyce Eisele BOONE, Iowa (June 8, 2024) – Fans at Iowa’s Action Track were treated to the annual topless racing spectacular Saturday night, as both Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds and Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods ran sans roofs. The Capital Signs Co. Dirty 30’s saw the roofs and sails removed from both divisions as they raced for $1,200 for the Modified victory and $1,000 for the SportMods. Jake McBirnie and Taylor Kuehl got the distinct honors of taking home those prizes. Johnathon Logue clawed his way to the front and took checkers in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Braden Gifford got his first-ever win in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks in a wild and crazy race, and Charlie Brown got back to victory lane in the Stealth Racing IMCA STARS Mod Lites. Feature racing kicked off with the 15-lapper for the Mod Lites. Brown, who returned to the racing scene this season after several years off, started on the pole and drove off from the rest of the field. He was still leading at lap seven when [Read More]


Ferrando is first Friday at Douglas County

By Ben Deatherage ROSEBURG, Ore. (June 7, 2024) – Douglas County Dirtrack fired up for another round of Friday night action, attracting a strong field of cars in the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified and Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod divisions.   The Modified main started with Bennett Bray taking the lead on the opening circuit before a lap two yellow. Grey Ferrando maneuvered his way around the outside of Bray for the front spot when the race resumed.   The race was a fierce battle for some of the top positions, with Ferrando establishing a significant lead and the fight for second place heating up between Carter Patterson and Bricen James. James obtained second from Patterson on lap nine, but Patterson got it back on the 12th trip past the flag stand. Things got intense with five to go in lapped traffic. Ferrando negotiated traffic with Patterson and James tussling behind him. Patterson started to pull away but was caught and overtaken on lap 23 by James. Ferrando was first to the checkers as he scored his third win of 2024 in [Read More]


Dosch delivers first IMCA Stock Car win at Dacotah

By Becca Pelkey MANDAN, N.D. (June 7, 2024) – Matt Dosch became a first-time IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature winner while Quentin Kinzley won his first Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature since 2022 Friday night at Dacotah Speedway. Casey Binstock and Jason Berg led the field to the green flag in the Stock Car feature. Berg grabbed the early lead before Shawn Strand slipped by on lap two. Strand’s lead was short-lived however as Dosch took over on lap three. Dosch started to pull away until a mid-race caution regrouped the field. On the restart, it was a thrilling battle for third between Berg, Jaden Christ, Hunter Domagala and Marlyn Seidler. With only a few laps remaining, the second-running Strand started to change his driving line and close in on Dosch. But it was too little, too late as Matt Dosch picked up his first victory in The Class Too Tough To Tame. Strand had to settle for second for the second week in a row. Hunter Domagala finished third.  Outside pole sitter Kinzley wasted no [Read More]