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Allerdings, Killingsworth are winners at Southern Oregon

By Ben Deatherage WHITE CITY, Ore. (May 11, 2024) – Southern Oregon Speedway had gorgeous weather on Saturday for the first round of the 2024 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing season.  The Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds didn’t just compete on the 3/8-mile oval, they ignited a fierce battle for bragging rights. Timothy Allerdings, hailing from Prescott Valley, Ariz., set a torrid pace and the race went 13 laps before the first caution flag waved. On the restart, things remained the same, as the Canyon State traveler slayed the competition to win his first race of 2024. Veteran Monte Bischoff placed second over Travis Peery in third. In the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod finale, Ethan Killingsworth demonstrated his dominance when the green flag dropped and continued that whether in an open race track or heavy lapped traffic. As the race progressed in Killingsworth’s favor, a fierce battle for the second-place position unfolded between Mike Medel and Jorddon Braaten, with Braaten eventually making a daring overtake while the two were locked in a fight amidst traffic. [Read More]

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Byron battles to brilliant win at Petaluma

By Ben Deatherage PETALUMA, Calif. (May 11, 2024) – Petaluma Speedway hosted its first Friesen Performance IMCA Modified event of the 2024 Speedway Motors Weekly Racing campaign, with hometown ‘shoe Michelle Byron taking  the Saturday checkers. Jeffrey Faulkner swiftly took the lead on the first lap, setting a blistering pace. This set the stage for a thrilling battle for second between Byron and Michael Paul Jr. Byron secured second and began to close the gap on Faulkner, making for an exciting chase. Just when the race was heating up, Faulkner’s night took a turn for the worse. His driveline unexpectedly spat out of his mount, forcing him to retire on lap six. This unfortunate incident handed the top-place position to Byron. The race was far from over as Paul and Byron engaged in a fierce battle after the restart. Around half way, Byron’s car got out of shape and began to spin, adding a thrilling element of unpredictability to the race. However, she somehow managed to wrestle control of her vehicle. Despite Paul’s close proximity to [Read More]

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Ferrando is phenomenal at Willamette

By Ben Deatherage LEBANON, Ore. (May 11, 2024) – Willamette Speedway finally returned to racing Saturday after a few wet weeks and former track champion Grey Ferrando was phenomenal in the Saturday feature for Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds. Hometown driver Carter Patterson was quick out of the gate but a couple cautions in the first five laps kept the field close.  On a lap five restart, Ferrando turned up the wick and applied heat to Patterson. Despite Patterson’s excellent speed out of the corners, Ferrando’s relentless pursuit paid off after the yellow flag waved on lap nine.  On the restart, Ferrando made a decisive move, taking the lead on the 10th circuit. Ferrando was not out of the woods, however, as Bricen James made a run on the pacesetter. Before James could get around for the top spot, the fourth and final stoppage occurred on lap 20. This set things up for a late race shootout. The battle for the top spot was intense, with Ferrando and James engaging in a thrilling duel. The race reached its apex [Read More]

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Marsh, Allee sail to IMCA wins at Ocean

By Steven Blakesley Blakesley Sports Media  WATSONVILLE, Calif. (May 10, 2024) – Robert Marsh and Steven Allee were IMCA feature winners on Friday night during round five at Ocean Speedway. Marsh led all 25 laps for the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified victory. Outside polesitter Todd Hermosillo drifted outside the top five within the first two laps of action. Eighth starting Jim Pettit II, aiming for his third consecutive track championship, drove up to second by lap six and brought along Jacob Mallett, Jr. into third on lap seven. Pettit ran on Marsh’s bumper through traffic before the caution flew on lap 19 for debris in turn four. Pettit drove inside of Marsh twice in turn three to no avail. Marsh and Pettit raced side-by-side down the front stretch on lap 24 but Marsh edged ahead. Robert Marsh scored the win followed by Pettit, Mallet, Bobby Hogge IV and Raymond Keldsen. Allee earned his first career Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod feature win in a 20-lap contest. Mike Kofnovec Jr. led from the pole position and [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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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]

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Matt Jenner wins Battle at the Border at Banks

By Ben Deatherage BANKS, Ore. (May 11, 2024) – Sunset Speedway Park got its 2024 opening night in the books on Saturday with Friesen Performance IMCA Modified entries from Oregon and Washington duking it out at the Banks Bullring. Veteran Don Jenner took off on the initial start. The Vancouver, Wash., native maintained a significant lead during a 13-lap green flag run. However, the race took a dramatic turn on the 15th circuit. As he approached lapped traffic, a slower car collided with Jenner, sending both to the infield. Fortunately, Jenner was able to drive away, but the incident significantly altered the course of the race as Jenner was piloting a wounded chariot.   On the ensuing restart, he was eventually overtaken by another Jenner family member, Matt.  Also from Vancouver, Wash., Matt Jenner dealt with several cautions and challenges from potentially overtaking him. Jenner led the rest of the distance to win the Battle of the Border for his native state of Washington. Chaz Wilder made the trip from Elma, Wash., well worth it as he managed to [Read More]

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Arlington Raceway lifts lid on 44th season

ARLINGTON, Minn. (May 11, 2024) – The 44th season opener at Arlington Raceway brought out many race teams and fans in the stands that enjoyed seeing some great racing action and many new firsts. Blake Luinenburg took the lead from Ben Davis on the second lap and won the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock headliner. Cory Probst, chasing a third straight and ninth career track title, moved up five spots to take a close second with Brad Becker right behind him.  Nick McConnell won the Best Appearing Car Contest and the wrapped helmet from Hess Technology. Brandon Hartmann from Fairmont led the entire Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compact feature. Starting up front and holding off both Neil Forsberg and Justin Dose, he seemed to glide around the smooth track. Dale Gattton won the Best Appearing Car Contest and the wrapped helmet from Hess Technology. Brandon Hartmann returned to Arlington Raceway and motored to the opening night Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compact feature victory. (Photo by Sarah Moriarty) Matt Looft was able to pick up the win in the Friesen [Read More]

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Vis scores win as 105 teams enter Maquoketa Speedway 

By Jerry Mackey MAQUOKETA, Iowa (May 11, 2024) – Mother Nature provided a beautiful night for racing as Maquoketa Speedway hosted Tub O’ Towels Night at the races on Saturday. One hundred and five race teams took part in night number two of the 2024 racing season at the quarter-mile speedway.  The IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars provided another exciting feature event and a first-time visitor to the Maquoketa Speedway victory lane. Dustin Vis hit his marks lap after lap and was able to hold off a very pesky Tanner Allen for the feature win. “I knew Tanner would race me clean and he did for the entire race, I felt him applying pressure and it was a fun race and really good for this old dog to finally get a win here,” said Vis. Allen finished second ahead of a fast-closing Gage Neal.  Jeff Larson captured another win in the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified division. Larson threaded the needle on the initial green flag and got to the front quickly from his sixth position start.  Larson then [Read More]

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Wray is A-OK at Boone Speedway

By Joyce Eisele BOONE, Iowa (May 11, 2024) – A beautiful night for racing greeted the 175 race cars checked in at the Boone Speedway on Saturday. First-time winner Cory Wray enjoyed his visit to victory lane in the Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds. Jake McBirnie took the win in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and it was Cam Reimers with a thrilling finish at the line in the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods.  Eric Knutson also took the checkers in the final moments in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Travis Stensland repeated his win from last week in the Stealth Racing IMCA STARS Mod Lites. Mod Lites ran 15 laps kicking off the night’s feature racing. It didn’t take long for sixth place starter Stensland to get to the front, taking command on lap two.  From there on he would lead every lap, pulling away at the end. He finished well ahead of second place Cory Sonner. Austin Gray came from 11th to finish third. Up next was 18 laps for the SportMods. Mike Munson led early [Read More]