Hobby Stock

Off Road Speedway offers double features

By Randy Pospishil sports@norfolkdailynews.com NORFOLK, Neb. (July 12, 2024) – Racing fans were treated to a slate of double features in four of five divisions in a rare Friday night offering at Off Road Speedway. Likewise, with the season winding down, drivers were offered double the chances to make a move on the various points lists and none did more to improve their situation than Nate Buck, who won both features in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. The evening began with feature races postponed from last week’s weather-shortened special Ray Haase Tribute event including the sanctioned Hobby Stocks, Stock Cars and Northern SportMods before moving to the regular program of racing. Buck finished ahead of Mark Arduser and Parker Vollbrecht in the make-up feature then, in Friday’s scheduled event, moved quickly from the fifth row, keyed by momentum gained while exiting turn two on the outside during the fourth lap, that propelled his car down the backstretch and continued for two more laps before he finally wrestled the lead away from race leader Landyn Roebuck. The [Read More]

2024 Prelude to the Super Nationals

Registration opens July 15 for IMCA Super Nationals

BOONE, Iowa (July 12, 2024) – Go ahead and set your alarm for 9 a.m. CST Monday, July 15. That’s the time drivers in seven divisions can begin pre-entering for the 42nd annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Links to driver registration, pit stall reservations and camping forms are posted at www.imcasupernationals.com. Modified, Stock Car, Hobby Stock, Northern SportMod, Sport Compact, Late Model and Mod Lite drivers must register online for the Sept. 2-7 Super Nationals at Boone Speedway. Drivers have to have a valid 2024 IMCA license and are required to register for Super Nationals before reserving a pit stall or stalls. Registration fees of $50 for Modifieds, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks, Northern SportMods and Mod Lites, and $25 for Sport Compacts include entry fees for the Aug. 31-Sept. 1 Prelude. Late Model entry fee is also $50. “The level of anticipation is as high as ever,” noted IMCA President Brett Root. “Super Nationals is by far the biggest dirt track event in the country, one that IMCA drivers want to be part of year [Read More]

2024 Super Nationals

Velocita offers custom fire suits for Super Nationals delivery

LEXINGTON, N.C. (July 12, 2024) – Drivers looking for a quality, custom fire suit and the opportunity to give one of their IMCA sponsors a big plug will be able to do just that. And Velocita makes it possible in time for those lightweight, two-layer SFI 5 fire suits to be worn while competing at the 42nd annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. These special custom fire suits sell for an incredible $499, discounted from the regular price of $799. Along with the driver’s name on the belt, they’ll feature both the large sponsor’s logo and smaller IMCA logo on the chest, and the familiar Velocita ‘V’ logo on the sleeve. Final day to order and pre-pay for Super Nationals delivery is July 31. Orders can be made through the Velocita website and entering the code SUPERNATIONALS42, or by contacting Randy Pettit at Velocita at 336 971-5400. “For less than a working man’s average wages, you can get something that will absolutely fit and protect you head to toe, pay homage to one [Read More]

Hobby Stock

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through July 11, 2024

Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 996; 2. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa, 954; 3. Troy Morris III, Bakersfield, Calif., 944; 4. Chris Zogg, New Liberty, Iowa, 926; 5. Grey Ferrando, Stayton, Ore., 924; 6. Charlie Mohr, Bettendorf, Iowa, 918; 7. Jeremy Mills, Clear Lake, Iowa, 885; 8. Jeff Larson, Freeport, Ill., 880; 9. Izac Mallicoat, Boone, Iowa, 865; 10. Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa, 864; 11. Matt Werner, Geneseo, Ill., 861; 12. Trevor Fitz, Marshalltown, Iowa, 859; 13. Jacob Mallet Jr., Oakley, Calif., 858; 14. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 827; 15. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa, 823; 16. Myron DeYoung, Stanton, Mich., 819; 17. Cole Czarneski, Denmark, Wis., 787; 18. Spencer Diercks, Davenport, Iowa, 786; 19. William “Bill” Miller, Yuma, Ariz., 761; 20. Todd Shute, Norwalk, Iowa, 754. IMCA Sunoco Late Models – 1. Cory Dumpert, Newman Grove, Neb., 744; 2. Evan Miller, Silvis, Ill., 742; 3. Andy Nezworski, Blue Grass, Iowa, 732; 4. Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill., 709; 5. Jesse Bodin, Silvis, Ill., 704; 6. Mitch Morris, Long Grove, Iowa, and Gary Webb, Blue [Read More]

Feature

Grabouski checks Tanner Pelster Memorial off must-win list

ALBION, Neb. (July 8, 2024) – The one that got away last year didn’t get away Monday night. Jordan Grabouski led the last 11 laps of Boone County Raceway’s fourth annual Tanner Pelster Memorial, earning an IMCA Sunoco Stock Car career-best $6,111 payday for his efforts. “This race has been on my mind for about a year,” said Grabouski, runner-up last July after losing the lead and the big payday to Mike Nichols on the final circuit. “This race was one that I’ve had on my list that I’ve really wanted to win and I finally got it done.” Forty-plus Stock Cars from across the Midwest were entered at Albion after inclement weather forced postponement of the event from Sunday to Monday. Jacob Anson and Grabouski drew front row starts with Anson setting the fast pace before giving way to Dallon Murty on lap four. Grabouski lurked in third, with Tyler Iverson fourth on the lower line, before catching Anson on lap eight. Murty held onto the front spot through the first of what would [Read More]

Hobby Stock

Way breaks through with big IMCA Modified win at Maquoketa

By Jerry Mackey MAQUOKETA, Iowa (July 6, 2024) – Saturday nights race program at the Maquoketa Speedway was hosted by our friends at Downtown Nutrition and the kids club hosted Christmas in July at the races. Kids were greeted by Mr. and Mrs. Claus plus the Grinch was also in attendance. Travis Denning driver of the IMCA Sunoco Late Model number 56D presented all the youngsters with glowing wristbands and checkered flags.  The Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature treated the fans with outstanding racing on a wide and smooth fast track. Mitch Way took control of the race early from his second row start and appeared to be on his way to his first Maquoketa Speedway win. A caution brought the field to his rear bumper just past the midway point. On the restart the battle was on, Scott Lemke took over the top spot and led for several laps before Jeff Larson took over. Way used his never give up attitude and used several sliders as Larson and Way swapped the lead back and [Read More]

Hobby Stock

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through July 3, 2024

Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 996; 2. Troy Morris III, Bakersfield, Calif., 944; 3. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa, 943; 4. Grey Ferrando, Stayton, Ore., 924; 5. Charlie Mohr, Bettendorf, Iowa, 907; 6. Izac Mallicoat, Boone, Iowa, 852; 7. Jacob Mallet Jr., Oakley, Calif., 837; 8. Trevor Fitz, Marshalltown, Iowa, 834; 9. Chris Zogg, New Liberty, Iowa, 818; 10. Jeff Larson, Freeport, Ill., 804; 11. Jeremy Mills, Clear Lake, Iowa, 803; 12. Matt Werner, Geneseo, Ill., 794; 13. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 785; 14. Myron DeYoung, Stanton, Mich., 751; 15. Spencer Diercks, Davenport, Iowa, 748; 16. William “Bill” Miller, Yuma, Ariz., 739; 17. Cole Czarneski, Denmark, Wis., 723; 18. Tyson Blood, Tumwater, Wash., 715; 19. Jed Freiburger, Dubuque, Iowa, 703; 20. Timothy Allerdings, Prescott Valley, Ariz., 688. IMCA Sunoco Late Models – 1. Evan Miller, Silvis, Ill., 742; 2. Jesse Bodin, Silvis, Ill., 700; 3. Andy Nezworski, Blue Grass, Iowa, 659; 4. Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill., 639; 5. Cory Dumpert, Newman Grove, Neb., 590; 6. Mitch Morris, Long Grove, Iowa, 580; 7. Kale [Read More]

Late Model

Sobbing wins inaugural Ray Haase Tribute Race

By Randy Pospishil sports@norfolkdailynews.com NORFOLK, Neb. (July 3, 2024) – Off Road Speedway hosted a special event Wednesday night honoring Ray “the Hummer” Haase, a long-time racer who, with his brother Robert, were the founders of Riviera Raceway. As part of the ceremony, Haase’s well-known No. 02 car served as a pace car leading 21 IMCA Sunoco Late Models through parade laps just before the start of the inaugural Ray Haase Tribute Race at Off Road Speedway. The feature race, won by Jesse Sobbing, finished a weather-abbreviated program of heat races, time trials, and “B” features in six classes, with features to be completed on Friday, July 12 along with a regular night of racing. Four qualifying trials and an equal number of heats pared the 34 Late Models entries from Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa, and Illinois into a starting field which included a number of prominent drivers, including Cory Dumpert and Anthony Roth, the top two points leaders at Off Road Speedway, along with Sobbing, Tad Pospisil, and Justin Zeitner. Sobbing made the most of [Read More]

Hobby Stock

145 race teams pack Maquoketa Speedway

By Jerry Mackey MAQUOKETA, Iowa (June 29, 2024) – Maquoketa Speedway returned to weekly racing action following a rain out the previous week. A whopping 145 race teams took part in the action-packed Saturday night of racing.  The IMCA Sunoco Late Model feature was one of several main events that ran flag to flag. Dave Wadsager led lap number one before Steve Johnson took over the top spot. Travis Denning started eighth and quickly worked to the front, taking the lead from Johnson before 10 laps were completed. Denning went on to build a comfortable lead while the second spot was up for grabs. Matt Ryan held off a fast-closing Evan Miller at the checkers with Johnson rounding out the top four.  The Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds also ran their race clean and green as the 20-lap main saw Jeff Larson add another win to his 2024 resume. Larson raced past early leader Patrick Moore and went on to record the win by holding off Jason Schueller and Scott Lemke.  The IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars [Read More]

2024 Prelude to the Super Nationals

IMCA Super Nationals registration opens July 15

BOONE, Iowa (June 28, 2024) – IMCA drivers in seven divisions can make all their reservations for the 42nd annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s beginning July 15. Modified, Stock Car, Hobby Stock, Northern SportMod, Sport Compact, Late Model and Mod Lite drivers must register online for the Sept. 2-7 Super Nationals at Boone Speedway. Links to driver registration, pit stall reservations and camping forms are at www.imcasupernationals.com. “Reservations for camping spots are already being taken,” noted IMCA President Brett Root. “The driver registration and pit stall reservation processes are less labor intensive since they were switched to online only, so we feel comfortable starting those in mid-July.” Drivers must have a valid 2024 IMCA license and are required to register for Super Nationals before reserving a pit stall(s). Registration fees of $50 for Modifieds, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks, Northern SportMods and Mod Lites, and $25 for Sport Compacts include and entry fees for the Aug. 31-Sept. 1 Prelude. Late Model registration fee is also $50. Pit passes are $35 both nights of the [Read More]