Hobby Stock

Brown, Ballard among Friday winners at CJ Speedway 

By Jerry Mackey COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa (May 12, 2023) – Fans were treated to a very exciting night of stock car racing Friday night with a very warm May evening at CJ Speedway on the Louisa County Fairgrounds.  The Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature saw a pair of CJ regulars battle it out for the win on a very smooth and fast racing surface. Kurt Kile led for several laps before ninth starting Jarrett Brown closed in and set up a classic battle for the lead. Slide jobs and diamond moves off of the top side of turn one provided several lead changes before Brown was able to take control of the lead position and sail on to the feature win. Kile finished second ahead of eighth starting Ethan Braaksma.  The IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main event saw Nathan Ballard score his third feature win in four nights of racing at CJ in 2023. Ballard drove his number 29 from the fourth row to take the lead from Matt Picray on lap eight of the [Read More]

Hobby Stock

Murty on top to start season 62 at Stuart

By Josh Reynolds STUART, Iowa (May 10, 2023) – The engines fired up once again on Wednesday as another season began at Karl Chevrolet of Stuart International Speedway with the Dynamic Drivelines Dirt Duel. The Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod main started with Garrett Nelson and Cody Yaw on the front row. Nelson led lap one with Taylor Kuehl muscling by on the top side to take over on lap two. Kuehl led through a lap five yellow and it was Brayton Carter taking over from there. A couple cautions were the only thing slowing the 01 machine down as Carter cruised to the $1,000 win. Cam Reimers finished in second with Kuehl third, Mitchell Morris fourth and Matt Avila fifth. Jeremiah Downing and Craig Furstenau led the Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts onto the track next and it was Downing leading early on. Kolby Sabin started to reel in the leader and worked the bottom of the track to take the lead on lap 11. Downing did his best but Sabin was too strong and [Read More]

Late Model

IMCA Modifieds, Late Models, Sprints race for Sweet awards

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (May 12, 2023) – Parts built with experience and proven by performance are part of the Sweet Manufacturing slate of awards for IMCA drivers again in 2023. The Kalamazoo, Mich., company and manufacturer of the Official Steering Box of IMCA renews awards for Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Late Models and IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars for a 14th consecutive season. “Sweet Manufacturing is proud to partner with IMCA once again in 2023,” said President Jody Kelsey. “We are excited to continue our long standing partnership with them.” Top three finishers in national Modified point standings and the national Sprint Car rookie of the year receive steering boxes. The national Late Model champion gets a steering rack. The leader in national Late Model points monthly from April through September and top five drivers in final point standings for each Modified region each receive $50 gift certificates. Sweet also returns to the national Modified decal program and drivers in that division must display two Sweet Manufacturing logos on their race car to be eligible for national and [Read More]

Hobby Stock

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through May 10, 2023

Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 936; 2. Troy Morris III, Bakersfield, Calif., 700; 3. Andrew Pearce, Oakley, Calif., 665; 4. Timothy Allerdings, Prescott Valley, Ariz., 599; 5. William “Bill” Miller, Yuma, Ariz., 552; 6. Grey Ferrando, Stayton, Ore., 458; 7. Jason Barnhill, Pace, Fla., 454; 8. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 439; 9. Jake Pike, Pahrump, Nev., and Jonathan Mawhinney, Las Vegas, Nev., both 434; 11. Trevor Fitz, Santa Maria, Calif., 419; 12. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa, 413; 13. Owen Barnhill, Milton, Fla., 410; 14. Dalton Houghton, Rosamond, Calif., 400; 15. Bobby Hogge, Salinas, Calif., 384; 16. Matthew Day, Farmersville, Texas, 380; 17. Michael “Bubba” Ables, Caddo, Okla., 379; 18. Marvin Mueller, Yuma, Ariz., 376; 19. Justin Scott, Milton, Fla., 360; 20. Timothy Hamilton, Lindsay, Okla., 358. IMCA Sunoco Late Models – 1. Andy Nezworski, Blue Grass, Iowa, 233; 2. Cory Dumpert, Newman Grove, Neb., and Alex Banks, Newman Grove, Neb., both 191; 4. Chase Osborne, Norfolk, Neb., 185; 5. Cory Beckstrom, Omaha, Neb., 169; 6. Christopher “C.J.” Horn, Auburn, Ind., Jacob Kubicka, [Read More]

Late Model

Schoenfeld marks 25th season as IMCA sponsor

VAN BUREN, Ark. (May 11, 2023) – Schoenfeld Headers marks its silver anniversary season of IMCA sponsorship, renewing awards for special events drivers in five divisions for 2023. Competitors at 80 designated specials for Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Late Models, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods and Smiley’s Racing Products IMCA Southern SportMods all receive $50 product certificates from the Van Buren, Ark., manufacturer of the Official Mufflers of IMCA and 25-year sponsor. When required to run a noise reduction system of 98 decibels or more, Modified, Late Model, Stock Car and SportMod drivers must compete with one of the three official Schoenfeld muf­flers. Schoenfeld also returns to the national decal program for Modifieds and all drivers in that division must display two Schoenfeld logos on their race car to be eligible for shares of national and regional point funds. Product certificates valued at $220 for the Late Models, $200 for the Modifieds and $150 for both Stock Car and Northern SportMod will be given to champions of those divisions crowned at [Read More]

Events

Davenport IMCA Stock Car special sports $2,000 top prize

DAVENPORT, Iowa (May 10, 2023) – When the checkers fly Friday night at Davenport Speedway, the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main event winner will make his or her way to victory lane to accept a trophy and a $2,000 check. The May 12 feature for The Class Too Tough To Tame also earns the winner B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility. A minimum of $250 will be paid to start that race with IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region and Iowa State, but no track, points to be awarded. IMCA Sunoco Late Models race for $700 to win, Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds for $600 and Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods for $500 to win that evening. Pits open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. with racing to follow 6:30 p.m. hot laps. Spectator admission is $18 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5-12 and free for four and under. Pit passes are $30 for adults and $15 for kids ages 12 and under.  The Wednesday, [Read More]

Late Model

Built engine drivers in four IMCA divisions run for $10,000-plus in JE Pistons awards

CYPRESS, Calif. (May 10, 2023) – Drivers in four IMCA divisions competing with built engines are in the running for awards from JE Pistons for a lucky 13th consecutive season  The Cypress, Calif., manufacturer, The Industry Leader In Forged Pistons, gives product and product certificates with a total value of more than $10,000 to eligible Friesen Performance IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Late Model, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car and IMCA Sunoco Stock Car drivers. “JE Pistons is engrained in racing at all levels and our partnership with IMCA has been integral in connecting with fellow racers,” said Marketing Manager Kevin Bailey. “These kinds of partnerships have helped us evolve our piston offerings to cater specifically to what each racing class demands and we’re excited to continue building with IMCA.” Top eligible drivers in each of the five regions for Modifieds and both regions for Stock Cars, and in national Late Model and Sprint Car standings receive sets of pistons. Eligible second through fifth place driv­ers in regional Modified and Stock Car, and national Late Model and Sprint Car [Read More]

Feature

Bannister rallies at Bakersfield, completes sweep of IMCA Central California Clash

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (May 7, 2023) – He was the defending tour champion but Tyler Bannister admittedly went into opening night of the IMCA Central California Clash with low expectations. Four wins – the last of them best described as improbable – in as many races later, the Bakersfield driver was a repeat champion in the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod portion of the tour. “Our goal had been to show up and turn laps,” said Bannister, forced into father Jason’s 2019 Victory Circle ride after totaling his own mount late last month. “I’d finished second in my only other start in that car but we struggled to do that and there were a lot of things we had to change.” “We ended up having a pretty good week,” he continued, “and to get our first wins of the season in our home state was great.” Getting his fourth win of the week, and first of 2023 at his hometown track was even better. Feature wins at Antioch Speedway, Kings Speedway and Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway … [Read More]

Modified

Morris reigns in round 2 of Royal Rumble

By JM Hallas PLEASANTON, Texas (May 6, 2023) – The first round of I-37 Speedway Royal Rumble ended with heartbreak for Chris Morris. Round two on Saturday was his night for atonement. Two weeks ago, the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified main had a thrilling finish with a last-lap pass for the win by Dillon Tindall. After a late restart Tindall took advantage of a rare mistake by Morris in turn three when he pushed up too high, allowing Tindall to dive low and take the top spot coming to the white flag and then hanging on to the checkers. Round two at Pleasanton saw 17 cars roar to life with Tanner Whitmire taking the point ahead of Morris, Mark Carrell, Tindall and Chris Carroll. Tindall snuck past Carrell for third and closed on Morris, who slid high in turns three and four. An infield tire slowed the pace for a lap five yellow. On the restart, Tindall got by Morris for second while Logan Dinsmore, Jared Maupin and Hardy Henderson went three-wide for sixth. That [Read More]

Hobby Stock

Junior Fan Club Night crowd cheers Wade’s Eagle win

By Greg Soukup EAGLE, Neb. (May 6, 2023) – Youngsters vied in the Sam’s Club Kid’s Money Grab at intermission, then cheered Michael Wade onto his career first IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature win during Saturday’s Junior Fan Club Night program at Eagle Raceway. Wade, a direct descendant of local racing legend Smokin’ Joe Wade, who graced local tracks for many years, took the lead on lap two and outran Adam Wasserman and Kyle Gannon to the checkers.  “I have to thank Adam for racing me cleanly. He always does. I think everybody had an amazing night,” Wade stated. “The track has been really good, as always. I like what they did to it this winter. The weather was great tonight. Thank you to all of the track crew, the safety crew and all of the competitors. Thank you to everybody who helps me out; you know who you are.” Gary Saathoff made a much anticipated return to the winner’s circle after leading every lap of the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod headliner.  “It’s been [Read More]