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Kemper, Madden, Wyett score big CJ wins

by Jerry Mackey COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa (May 17, 2024) – Mother Nature provided a perfect evening for dirt track racing at CJ Speedway Friday evening. The night started off with the conclusion of the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main event that was suspended one week earlier by rains that fell with five laps scored. The main event picked up on lap six with Luke Phillips leading the pack to the green on the restart. Phillips went on to lead the final seven laps for the win while a whole lot of racing went on for the runner-up spot. At the checkers it was a family affair as Shane Richardson took second ahead of John Richardson with Jason Shutterle crossing under the checkers in fourth.  Following the conclusion of that feature, racing continued as CJ Speedway hosted a full program of racing on Extreme Rentals Night at the races. Austin Kemper scored the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win in his new B & B Racing Chassis car. It had been six years since Kemper had [Read More]

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Shryock doubles down at Hancock County

By Chad Meyer BRITT, Iowa (May 17, 2024) – Kelly Shryock drove his way to the front twice Friday night during the School’s Out for Summer event, sponsored by Trulson Auto Parts & Service at Hancock County Speedway. In the Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, Shryock started sixth and ran down early leader Todd Stinehart, who stayed close through the midpoint of the race until Shryock was able to pull away over the late stages. Jeremy Mills got around Stinehart at the end to finish second. In the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Shryock wheeled the topside of the speedway from the 10th starting spot to capture the win. It wasn’t easy, though, as early leader Heath Tulp would not go away and raced to Shryock’s inside several times late but couldn’t return to the lead. In a mad scramble to the finish, Colby Fett snuck past Tulp for second.  Once again, the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods put on a dandy race at Britt. Alec Fett held the lead for much of the race until late when a lap [Read More]

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Garrigan, Nielsen are best at Black Hills

By Ben Deatherage RAPID CITY, S.D. (May 17, 2024) – Black Hills Speedway fired things up with incredible racing Friday night, with IMCA feature wins going to John Garrigan Jr. and Brent Nielsen. When the main event for IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks kicked off, Brett Konst was a force to be reckoned with, shooting ahead of the pack and leaving Garrigan and Alan McNeil to battle it out for the runner-up position. As the caution-free race continued, it seemed like Konst was on a direct path to victory. But Garrigan launched a daring charge, closing the gap between himself and the leader. The final lap was a nail-biting duel, with Garrigan snatching the win from Konst by a mere three one hundreths of a second. Konst was second while McNeil was scored in third. Not to be outdone, the Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds began with Eric Mass obtaining the lead on the initial drop of the green flag. After a lap one caution, a restart allowed hometown racer Nielsen to challenge, but Mass drove away once he [Read More]


45 years of the IMCA Modified celebrated May 24-26 at Marshalltown, Boone, Vinton

VINTON, Iowa (May 17, 2024) – It’s a three-night event 45 years in the making and it plays out at three of the tracks where IMCA has been part of weekly racing programs for decades. Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds are the spotlight division in $2,000 to win 45th Anniversary events Friday, May 24 at Marshalltown Speedway and Saturday, May 25 at Boone Speedway, then chase a top check on $4,500 and $400 to start in the Sunday, May 26 show at Benton County Speedway. The first-ever IMCA Modified feature was held in Vinton on June 2, 1979; the division crowned its first track champion at Boone in 1983 and at Marshalltown in 1984. Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods race for $1,000 to win at Marshalltown and Boone, and for $1,900 to win and $190 to start at Benton County. That class has run at Vinton and Boone since 2005 and at Marshalltown since 2006. All three Modified feature winners become Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligible. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks also run [Read More]

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IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through May 16, 2024

Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 986; 2. Troy Morris III, Bakersfield, Calif., 902; 3. William “Bill” Miller, Yuma, Ariz., 673; 4. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa, 633; 5. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 608; 6. Grey Ferrando, Stayton, Ore., 604; 7. Owen Barnhill, Milton, Fla., 494; 8. Izac Mallicoat, Boone, Iowa, 477; 9. Spencer Diercks, Davenport, Iowa, 459; 10. Tyson Blood, Tumwater, Wash., 453; 11. Trevor Fitz, Marshalltown, Iowa, 425; 12. Charlie Mohr, Bettendorf, Iowa, 413; 13. Jonathan Mawhinney, Las Vegas, Nev., 410; 14. Matt Werner, Geneseo, Ill., and Bryson Yeager, Green River, Wy., both 393; 16. Devon Reed, Woodland, Wash., 389; 17. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 384; 18. Braxton Yeager, Green River, Wy., 372; 19. Jerry Flippo, Osage, Iowa, 363; 20. Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D., 361. IMCA Sunoco Late Models – 1. Evan Miller, Silvis, Ill., 323; 2. Jesse Bodin, Silvis, Ill., 287; 3. Andy Nezworski, Blue Grass, Iowa, 257; 4. Christopher Lawrence, Colona, Ill., 244; 5. Mitch Morris, Long Grove, Iowa, 238; 6. Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill., 236; 7. Kale Kosiski, Omaha, [Read More]

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Everything right for Wagner’s first IMCA win

JEFFERSON, S.D. (May 16, 2024) – The right track, the right car and the right driving style all combined to put Dan Wagner in Park Jefferson Speedway’s victory lane Thursday night. Wagner topped the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature for his career-first feature win in any class, holding off Matt Bonine in the final circuits. “It was very satisfying because of all the hard work we’ve put in,” said Wagner, who raced in 2001 and in 2007 before taking off 15 years to follow his five kids’ multitude of activities. “We have an old-style driving style in a modern era and that’s a little like oil and water.” Wagner ran a Harris car in his 2022 and 2023 Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod campaigns. He’s back on track in the 2021 Harris ride previously piloted by Cody Thompson with a self-designed rear suspension more accustomed to what he’s used to from back in the day. After starting outside the front row, he led Thursday’s 20-lapper from the first corner to the finish. “It was a [Read More]

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Eagle checkers fly for Zoubek

By Greg Soukup EAGLE, Neb. (May 11, 2024) – It’s been a while but Bob Zoubek was back in victory lane Saturday at Eagle Raceway. After missing the last half of the 2023 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing season with a shoulder ailment, Zoubek started sixth and finished first in the Mom’s Rule Night feature for Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds. “Nate Thompson and I kind of went at it for a while but finally on that (lap eight) restart I cleared him and went to the top,” said Zoubek, last a winner at Eagle on June 17 of 2023. “The car wasn’t the best and I almost spun out once. But I gathered it up from there and took off. At the end Chad Andersen made it really interesting, putting a clean slide job on me, but I held on to win by a nose.” Andersen ended in second and Thompson came home third, with Mike Densberger holding on for fourth. Rookie Thomas Etherton’s fourth start in the class ended in his first IMCA Sunoco [Read More]

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Hancock County SportMod Nationals win is Anderson’s for third time

By Chad Meyer BRITT, Iowa (May 13, 2024) – Eddyville’s Logan Anderson has been to Hancock County Speedway in Britt exactly three times, each during the tracks annual Gold-Eagle Cooperative IMCA Spring Fling SportMod Nationals. On Monday night, he ran down leader Colby Fett in the closing laps to score his third Spring Fling Nationals victory in as many tries.  Jared Boumeester led the first few circuits of the $2,000 to win main event before Justin Klynsma and Jake Sachau took over first and second, respectively. Contact between the two resulted in a caution with both drivers retiring from the event. In the late stages Colby Fett built a sizable lead before Anderson ran him down for the win. Alec Fett finished third, Cam Reimers raced from 12th to fourth and Matt Looft completed the top five.  In the Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, Drew Janssen was in control until his engine expired and the resulting oil on the track necessitated a caution. When the race resumed, Kyle Heckman was the leader and he survived a couple [Read More]

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Williams, Porter, Olmstead Smith shine in Colby on opening night

By Sheldon Wickwar COLBY, Kan. (May 10, 2024) – Morgan Olmstead, Gage Porter and Ty Williams all were among visitors to victory lane during the season opener Friday at Thomas County Speedway. Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts led off the feature portion of the program with a 12-lap feature starting with a front row of Brock Leibhart and Grant Logue. Leibhart gained an early lead but by lap five Porter was heavily contending for the front spt. Porter had control of the race by lap eight and went on to the win ahead of Leibhart and Logue. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks were second next and that 15-lap feature started with a front row of Trent Matson and Travis Branum. Olmstead got to the lead and despite a couple of cautions, no one could touch him as he dominated the feature wire-to-wire. Bingston Rogers was able to run a clean race and get to second place late in the event but did not have enough time to track down Olmstead. Third was Trent Matson. The United Rebel Sprint [Read More]

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RPM hosts 13th annual Cody Younger Memorial

By Sheldon Wickwar HAYS, Kan. (May 11, 2024) – Seventy-one teams checked into RPM Speedway Saturday for the 13th annual Cody Younger Memorial Race Night. Connor Schwien was the show as Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts started the program with a 15-lap feature. Schwien grabbed the early race lead, led by five car lengths just five laps in and went on to the checkers ahead of Rileigh Flohrs and Jakob Schwien. The 20-lapper for IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks saw brothers Zach and Morgan Olmstead battle before finishing 1-2. Third was Tyler Heath. Another big field of Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods was on hand and Tyler Watts grabbed the early lead while Brianna Maughlin, Ryan Kirchoff and Blaine Walt were moving to the front. Walt got to second and Kirchoff to third after getting by Maughlin on a restart. The field singled out by halfway: Lap 13 saw Tyler Watts enter lapped traffic but the caution came out the next time around. Watts defended slide jobs from Walt and finally started to pull away. He held on [Read More]