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Dumpert does everything right in racing to fifth straight IMCA Late Model national title

NEWMAN GROVE, Neb. (2023) – Cory Dumpert vowed last fall that he’d “hit the ground running” when the 2023 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season rolled around. He made good on that promise, racing to 15 feature wins, three track titles and a record-extending fifth straight IMCA Sunoco Late Model national championship. “Last year was more for fun. This year we just kept our head down and kept racing. It was more of something I wanted to do,” said Dumpert, from Newman Grove, Neb., now the third driver in IMCA’s modern era to win national championships in five consecutive seasons. “And now that I have won five straight, the feeling is hard to describe.” “We’re in uncharted waters.” Dumpert was quick to find victory lane after switching to a Longhorn Chassis, topping the opening night show at U.S. 30 Speedway and collecting another 10 checkers by mid-June. While he did most of his racing in Nebraska, a visit to Crawford County Speedway in Denison, Iowa, on June 16 provided the second of three feature wins that [Read More]

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Unofficial 2023 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings

Ties broken by 40-point feature win totals, then 39 point finishes, then 38, etc. Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 1,029; 2. Matthew Day, Farmersville, Texas, 1,016; 3. Jeff Larson, Freeport, Ill., 1,006; 4. Travis Hagen, McGregor, N.D., 1,005; 5. Todd Shute, Norwalk, Iowa, 1,002; 6. Clint Hatlestad, Glencoe, Minn., 999; 7. Myron DeYoung, Stanton, Mich., 999; 8. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, Iowa, 991; 9. Jed Freiburger, Dubuque, Iowa, 988; 10. Jeremy Mills, Clear Lake, Iowa, 987; 11. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa, 985; 12. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 983; 13. Jarrett Brown, Ainsworth, Iowa, 982; 14. Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill., 977; 15. Collin Thirlby, Grawn, Mich., 966; 16. Troy Morris III, Bakersfield, Calif., 962; 17. Chris Zogg, New Liberty, Iowa, 960; 18. Jake Nightingale, Maize, Kan., 959; 19. Anthony Roth, Platte Center, Neb., 959; 20. Ty Clemens, Belgrade, Mont., 954. IMCA Sunoco Late Models – 1. Cory Dumpert, Newman Grove, Neb., 810; 2. Andy Nezworski, Blue Grass, Iowa, 799; 3. Alex Banks, Newman Grove, Neb., 776; 4. Cade Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 775; 5. [Read More]

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A first for Arizona as Baca wins Modified crown, IMCA names top champions, rookies of 2023

VINTON, Iowa (Oct. 3, 2023) – After winning his career 100th feature in the division over the Memorial Weekend, Chaz Baca announced that his next goal for the 2023 season would be winning the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified national championship. Goal accomplished. The Mesa driver became the first Arizona driver to earn an IMCA national crown in any division, ending his drive to the title with six straight checkers and a career single-season best 25 feature wins in all. “I’m excited, relieved, everything you can be at once. This is a ‘Wow !’ thing,” said Baca. “We switched to a (2021) Harris car and thought we had a shot at it at the beginning of the season. My whole team, family, friends and sponsors, was really the key. The whole thing wouldn’t have happened without them.” Along with the national title, Baca raced to a career third Shaw Race Cars Western Region crown, track championships at Central Arizona Raceway, Cocopah Speedway and Deuce of Clubs Thunder Raceway and Arizona State title. While 23 of his weekly [Read More]

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IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through Sept. 21, 2023

Final points races of the 2023 season will be Sunday, Sept. 24 Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 999; 2. Matthew Day, Farmersville, Texas, 988; 3. Clint Hatlestad, Glencoe, Minn., 987; 4. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa, and Jeff Larson, Freeport, Ill., both 985; 6. Myron DeYoung, Stanton, Mich., 984; 7. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 983; 8. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, Iowa, 980; 9. Travis Hagen, McGregor, N.D., 977; 10. Todd Shute, Norwalk, Iowa, 973; 11. Jed Freiburger, Dubuque, Iowa, and Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill., both 962; 13. Jeremy Mills, Clear Lake, Iowa, 960; 14. Anthony Roth, Platte Center, Neb., 958; 15. Troy Morris III, Bakersfield, Calif., 957; 16. Chris Zogg, New Liberty, Iowa, 955; 17. Ty Clemens, Belgrade, Mont., 954; 18. Kaleb Emerson, Weatherford, Texas, 952; 19. Collin Thirlby, Grawn, Mich., 951; 20. Jarrett Brown, Ainsworth, Iowa, 943. IMCA Sunoco Late Models – 1. Cory Dumpert, Newman Grove, Neb., 795; 2. Andy Nezworski, Blue Grass, Iowa, 784; 3. Cade Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 775; 4. Alex Banks, Newman Grove, Neb., 774; 5. Kale Kosiski, [Read More]

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Shelby County Speedway hosts six IMCA divisions at Tiny Lund Memorial, Brandon Saltzman Showdown

HARLAN, Iowa (Sept. 19, 2023) – The 31st annual Tiny Lund Memorial and inaugural Brandon Saltzman Showdown bring six IMCA divisions to Shelby County Speedway this weekend, Sept. 22 and 23. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars race for $1,250 to win on Friday and for a top check of $4,000 on Saturday, with both winners earning B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility as well. Saturday’s Friesen Performance IMCA Modified winner earns $1,255 and becomes eligible for the 2024 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. IMCA Sunoco Late Models run for $998 to win plus the Sunoco Race Fuels bonus of $250 on opening night, and for $1,998 to win on Saturday. Winner’s checks for Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods are $855 on Friday and $1,555 on Saturday, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks run for $755 to win on Friday and $1,255 on Saturday, and Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts for $255 to win on Friday and $555 on Saturday. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and state points will be awarded both nights.  Hot laps are at [Read More]

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2023 IMCA point season ends Sunday, Sept. 24

VINTON, Iowa (Sept. 19, 2023) – The 2023 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season will end this Sun­day, Sept. 24. Final points races will be held that day for sanctioned Modifieds, Late Models, Sprint Cars, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks, Northern SportMods, Southern SportMods, STARS Mod Lites and Sport Com­pacts. Track championship bonus points will be figured and national and regional champions and rookies of the year, as well as the Junior National Champion and Lady Eagle winner, announced as soon as possi­ble after all race reports are received.  Track and series officials have until noon Central Standard Time on Monday, Oct. 23 to notify IMCA of corrections that affect their top 15 point stand­ings before 2023 standings become official. Questions about IMCA point totals and standings should be directed to Virginia Lindsey, director of membership and points, at vlindsey@imca.com or by calling 319 472-2201, ext. 215.

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IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through Sept. 14, 2023

Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 998; 2. Matthew Day, Farmersville, Texas, and Clint Hatlestad, Glencoe, Minn., both 986; 4. Jeff Larson, Freeport, Ill., 985; 5. Myron DeYoung, Stanton, Mich., 984; 6. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa, 982; 7. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 981; 8. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, Iowa, 980; 9. Travis Hagen, McGregor, N.D., 977; 10. Todd Shute, Norwalk, Iowa, 966; 11. Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill., 962; 12. Jed Freiburger, Dubuque, Iowa, and Jeremy Mills, Clear Lake, Iowa, both 960; 14. Anthony Roth, Platte Center, Neb., 958; 15. Chris Zogg, New Liberty, Iowa, 955; 16. Ty Clemens, Belgrade, Mont., 954; 17. Troy Morris III, Bakersfield, Calif., 952; 18. Collin Thirlby, Grawn, Mich., 951; 19. Kaleb Emerson, Weatherford, Texas, 949; 20. Jarrett Brown, Ainsworth, Iowa, 943. IMCA Sunoco Late Models – 1. Cory Dumpert, Newman Grove, Neb., 795; 2. Andy Nezworski, Blue Grass, Iowa, 784; 3. Cade Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 775; 4. Alex Banks, Newman Grove, Neb., 771; 5. Kale Kosiski, Omaha, Neb., 760; 6. Christopher “C.J.” Horn, Auburn, Ind., and Chase Osborne, [Read More]

2023 Super Nationals

Hard working Ward rewarded with IMCA Super Nationals Modified championship

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 9, 2023) – Tim Ward’s run to the Modified championship at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s was even more spectacular than the fireworks displays that preceded and followed it. The Arizona native and Iowa transplant led the last half of Saturday’s 40-lap finale at Boone Speedway, ultimately outdistancing 2021 champion Cody Laney to earn his first title and $10,000. The 41st annual Super Nationals brought a record 1,017 cars to Boone, 17 more than the previous mark set just last September. “You have to work so hard to make the show, let alone win the thing,” said Ward, who’d begun his week at Iowa’s Action Track with the checkers in the Wild Rose Casino Double Down Prelude. “Two years ago I ran second to Cody and I was probably the grumpiest guy in the pits. I felt like I made a couple mistakes that night and I knew what it was like to get close to winning Super Nationals.” He chased Laney again on Saturday, finally pulling alongside on lap 19 [Read More]

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IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through Aug. 31, 2023

Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 996; 2. Jeff Larson, Freeport, Ill., 985; 3. Matthew Day, Farmersville, Texas, 984; 4. Clint Hatlestad, Glencoe, Minn., 982; 5. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 981; 6. Myron DeYoung, Stanton, Mich., 980; 7. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa, and Joel Rust, Grundy Center, Iowa, both 978; 9. Travis Hagen, McGregor, N.D., 977; 10. Todd Shute, Norwalk, Iowa, 966; 11. Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill., 962; 12. Jed Freiburger, Dubuque, Iowa, and Jeremy Mills, Clear Lake, Iowa, both 960; 14. Anthony Roth, Platte Center, Neb., 958; 15. Chris Zogg, New Liberty, Iowa, 955; 16. Troy Morris III, Bakersfield, Calif., 952; 17. Kaleb Emerson, Weatherford, Texas, 949; 18. Jarrett Brown, Ainsworth, Iowa, 943; 19. Collin Thirlby, Grawn, Mich., 942; 20. Brenten DeYoung, Carson City, Mich., 936. IMCA Sunoco Late Models – 1. Cory Dumpert, Newman Grove, Neb., 795; 2. Andy Nezworski, Blue Grass, Iowa, 784; 3. Cade Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 775; 4. Alex Banks, Newman Grove, Neb., 771; 5. Kale Kosiski, Omaha, Neb., 760; 6. Christopher “C.J.” Horn, Auburn, Ind., and Chase [Read More]

2023 Super Nationals

2023 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s pre-entries

MODIFIED Chris Abelson, Sioux City, IA Larry Adams, Van Alstyne, TX Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, IA Chance Allen, Alma, MI Ricky Alvarado, Hotchkiss, CO Chase Alves, Sioux Falls, DS Cody Apfelbeck, Burnett, WI Steve Askew, Valley View, TX Robert Avery, Des Moines, IA Chaz Baca, Mesa, AZ Jeremy Baker, Nebraska City, NE Curtis Barnes, Lindsborg, KS Eric Barnes, Colona, IL Jesse Barnhill, Milton, FL Owen Barnhill, Milton, FL Austen Becerra, Carthage, IL Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, MN Tommy Belmer, Evansdale, IA Kyle Bentley, Aurora, IA Jeff Berens, Dakota Dunes, SD Brett Berry, Omaha, NE Tom Berry, Altoona, IA Dennis Betzer, Central City, IA Luke Bird, Winthrop, IA Brady Bjella, Williston, ND Tanner Black, Otis, KS Jeff Bodendorfer, Waterford, WI Steven Bowers Jr., Topeka, KS Ethan Braaksma, Des Moines, IA Chance Brown, Merkel, TX David Brown, Kellogg, IA Keith Brown, Green Briar, AR Kyle Brown, Madrid, IA John Burrow, Denver, CO Jeremy Busby, Graford, TX Joel Bushore, Boone, IA Roy Capps, Howe, TX Rob Charapata, Green Bay, WI Jonah Chinn, Sioux City, IA Drew Christianson, Minot, ND [Read More]