Modified

Alvarado, Morris, Herring race to Fast Shafts eligibility

VINTON, Iowa (Feb. 26, 2024) – Another three Friesen Performance IMCA Modified drivers are new to Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility. Ricky Alvarado and Troy Morris III were winners during Central Arizona Raceway’s Ernie Mincy Spring Thaw. Toby Herring, meanwhile, triumphed at Abilene Speedway’s aptly named Ice Breaker. Other drivers winning qualifying events already eligible were Chaz Baca, Tom Berry Jr., William Gould and Kollin Hibdon. Drivers eligible to qualify for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational now include:  Chris Abelson, Chase Allen, Curtis Allen, Ricky Alvarado, Brandon Beckendorf, Eddie Belec, Tom Berry Jr., Ethan Braaksma, Zane DeVilbiss and Spencer Diercks. Troy Foulger, William Gould, Jordan Grabouski, Travis Hagen, Toby Herring, Kollin Hibdon, Ryan Jenkins, Jeremy Mills, Rodney Morgan, Troy Morris III and Jake Nightingale. And Josh Rogotzke, Joel Rust, Dakota Sproul, David Stremme, Cody Thompson, Wendell Wallace, A.J. Ward, Tim Ward, Bryson Yeager and Chris Zogg.

Feature

He’s 4-for-4: Smith completes second sweep at Kennedale Spring Kickoff

KENNEDALE, Texas (Feb. 24, 2024) – What Cody Smith described as a good start to the season after opening night of the Spring Kickoff got even better after night two. Smith repeated his Kennedale Speedway Park heroics Saturday evening, winning both Smiley’s Racing Products IMCA Southern SportMod and IMCA Sunoco Stock Car features. Both Saturday checkers came from outside front row starts. Brandon McElroy was runner-up in the $750 to win Stock Car show while Jeffrey Abbey started 12th and finished third. Hard charger Jerrett Bransom hoofed it from 12th on the original grid to second while Cameron Gaston ended third in the $600 to win SportMod show. William Gould was in and out of the lead before rallying late to win his second Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature of the weekend while Randy Martin did some rallying himself to top the Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compact man. Gould collected another $1,000 for IMCA Modified career win number 192, ahead of familiar KSP foes Jacob Pirkle and Jake Upchurch. “It was challenging,” admitted Gould, who raced from third [Read More]

Feature

Gould collects Kennedale Modified checkers, Smith sweeps IMCA Spring Kickoff features

KENNEDALE, Texas (Feb. 23, 2024) – Kennedale Speedway Park has always been a favorite race track for William Gould and after Friday night it was easy to see why. The veteran from Calera, Okla., led start to finish of the opening night Spring Kickoff feature for Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, running in lapped traffic much of the way before taking the $1,000 win, his first of the season and career 191st in the class, well ahead of runner-up Matt Martin. “The track was pretty fast, just the way I like it,” said Gould, a three-time track champion at KSP. “Starting on the pole, I felt like this was my race to lose but things went my way.” “Kennedale is one of my favorite places. When it’s fast, it’s really fast,” the Kerry Fryar Motorsports pilot continued. “Now maybe I can get some of that speed to rub off on the Stock Car.” Tenth on the all-time IMCA Modified wins list, Gould was already Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligible. Martin made his way to second from [Read More]

Hobby Stock

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through Feb. 22, 2024

Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 625; 2. Troy Morris III, Bakersfield, Calif., 525; 3. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 492; 4. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa, 402; 5. Jerry Flippo, Osage, Iowa, 363; 6. Michael Leach, Sun River, Mont., 341; 7. Tyson Blood, Tumwater, Wash., 334; 8. Devon Reed, Woodland, Wash., 325; 9. Braxton Yeager, Green River, Wy., 297; 10. Ethan Braaksma, Des Moines, Iowa, 290; 11. Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D., 286; 12. Eddie Belec, Arvada, Colo., 267; 13. Jeremy Mills, Clear Lake, Iowa, 265; 14. Grey Ferrando, Stayton, Ore., 257; 15. Bryson Yeager, Green River, Wy., 254; 16. Austin Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 240; 17. Jess Brekke, Devils Lake, N.D., 233; 18. William “Bill” Miller, Yuma, Ariz., 216; 19. Ricky Alvarado, Hotchkiss, Colo., and Chris Zogg, New Liberty, Iowa, both 207. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Bo Partain, Casa Grande, Ariz., 598; 2. Kevin Roberts, Gresham, Ore., 410; 3. Larry Brigner, Apache Junction, Ariz., 396; 4. Mitchell Ferguson, Queen Creek, Ariz., 355; 5. Mike Albertsen, Audubon, Iowa, 328; 6. Justen Yeager, Green [Read More]

Feature

Sun, sand, speed are Clash on the Coast attractions for IMCA Modifieds, Stock Cars

BAKER, Fla. (Feb. 23, 2024) – Sun, sand and speed bring 150-plus IMCA drivers to Florida for the four-race Clash on the Coast presented by IMCA.TV. Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds will be joined by IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, making their first-ever appearance in the Sunshine State Feb. 26 and 27 at Northwest Florida Speedway in Baker and March 1 and 2 at Southern Raceway in Milton. Speedweek features for both divisions pay $1,000 to win and a minimum of $100 to start. Feature winners become eligible to qualify for the Modified Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational or the Stock Car B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational. “We now have more than 150 drivers from 23 states and two provinces pre-entered,” said speedweek director Peyton Taylor, “including Ken Schrader for the first two nights in a Modified and Kenny Wallace all four nights in both the Modified and Stock Car.” “Both the opportunity to race in Florida at this time of year and to compete under the IMCA sanction are what bring a lot of drivers to [Read More]

Hobby Stock

New promoter wants to deliver first-rate racing at Hancock County

BRITT, Iowa (Feb. 22, 2024) – Back when Hancock County Speedway was being built, Darin Toot used to take breaks from his job delivering milk and eat his lunch at the track so he could follow the work in progress. Beginning this season, he’ll focus his energies on delivering first-rate race programs at Britt. Toot takes over as new promoter of the 4/10-mile dirt oval, where Friday night shows will feature Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods. “Racing has been in my life since I bought my first car in 1989. It’s what I do, It’s what I enjoy, it’s what’s in my heart,” said Toot, who raced IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Stock Cars along with a nine-year stint as owner and promoter of Chateau Speedway in Minnesota. “We want Hancock County to be a place where racers want to race, and where fans can come to watch good racing.” “Our goals are to get numbers up in the grandstand and pit side,” [Read More]

Hobby Stock

IMCA Late Model sanction is first for Park Jefferson, South Dakota

JEFFERSON, S.D. (Feb. 21, 2024) – Park Jefferson Speedway will crown its first-ever IMCA Sunoco Late Model track champion this season. Sanctioned Late Models join five other IMCA divisions at PJ and run on six select nights in 2024. The class will also crown its first state champion in South Dakota. “We wanted to add a division that was maybe a little different than anything that was running around here,” explained promoter Wayne Becker. “I have a soft spot in my heart for the Late Models. They ran here back in the day and were very entertaining.” “We’re trying to bring a little bit of the 1990s back, and all the feedback we’ve received so far has been positive.” IMCA Late Models made their last and what was believed only previous appearance at Park Jefferson as part of the Summer Series in June of 2007. They’re on the schedule for April 25, May 16, May 23, June 6, Aug. 15 and Aug. 29, all nights the division is not running at US 30 Speedway in [Read More]

Events

IMCA Modifieds, Stock Cars get top billing at Kennedale’s season-opening Spring Kickoff

KENNEDALE, Texas (Feb. 19, 2024) – Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars headline both nights of Kennedale Speedway Park’s season-opening Spring Kickoff special. Friday, Feb. 23 and Saturday, Feb. 24 main events see the Modifieds race for $1,000 to win and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility. Stock Cars chase $750 top checks and B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility. Smiley’s Racing Products IMCA Southern SportMods run for $500 to win on Friday and $600 to win on Saturday while Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts run for $200 to win each night. Start money and non-qualifier money will also be paid and IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing national, regional and Texas state points awarded for each draw/redraw show. Twenty cars will start each feature and drivers who complete their 2024 Kennedale Speedway Park track registration pay no entry fee. Draw will be $10. Pit passes each race night are $35. Spectator admission is $15 for adults on Friday and $18 on Saturday, and $12 for seniors, $7 for kids ages [Read More]

Feature

Herring tops IMCA Modified Ice Breaker feature for first-ever Abilene win

ABILENE, Texas (Feb. 16, 2024) – Toby Herring used to come to Abilene Speedway hoping to make the show. On Friday night, the veteran from Hobbs, N.M., was the show. Herring  led all 20 laps of the Ice Breaker feature for Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, getting the jump on Tyler Iverson to get the lead at the start and getting the best of up and coming Kade Ogle in what proved to be a hotly contested last time around the oval. “I had never won a race here. I had never won a race of any kind, heat or feature at Abilene so this is huge,” said Herring, $1,000 richer and newly eligible to qualify for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. “The best I’ve done was third at the Southern Challenge so this feels pretty good.” Ogle, 14th starting William Gould, Iverson and Tim Hamilton completed the top five in the headlined event of the 30th annual season opener at Abilene. “I knew Tyler would get a good jump,” Herring said. “We held our own on the bottom and after [Read More]

Modified

Former track champion Peery primed to promote Yreka Speedway

YREKA, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2024) – The last laps Travis Peery turned at Yreka Speedway took him to a track championship. The laps he’ll turn this year will be getting the big quarter-mile clay oval ready for Saturday night race programs featuring Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds and Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods. “The track was closed and did not open in 2023 and that was tough. I can see the lights from my shop,” said Peery, Modified champion at Yreka in 2020. “A lot of people in the community missed having racing here. I’m a race guy and I wanted to bring it back.” Located on the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds and just 22 miles from the Oregon state line, Yreka will host seven dates for Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds and 13 for Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods. Specials on the calendar are the $5,000 to win Rich and Nicky Biehn Memorial for Modifieds on June 14, which also features SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars; the Wild West Speedweek date June 15 for Modifieds, SportMods [Read More]