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It’s Shute in a thriller at Boone

By Joyce Eisele BOONE, Iowa (May 18, 2024) – A beautiful night for racing greeted drivers and fans Saturday at Boone Speedway. Todd Shute took the win in the Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, in a race that will be talked about as one of the best ever witnessed. Dusty Van Horn took to the top shelf of the track in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and never looked back. Dustin Lynch also took a fans on their feet win at the line in the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods. It was Mike Smith back in familiar victory lane in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Josh May, in the Stealth Racing IMCA STARS Mod Lites, took his first win of the season at the track. Mod Lites ran their 15-lap main event to kick off the feature racing of the night. Jason Toppenberg led the first six laps of the race but defending track champion May was challenging him. May made the pass and took command on lap seven, never to look back. Toppenberg took the runner-up position with Jeff Stensland [Read More]

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45 years of the IMCA Modified celebrated May 24-26 at Marshalltown, Boone, Vinton

VINTON, Iowa (May 17, 2024) – It’s a three-night event 45 years in the making and it plays out at three of the tracks where IMCA has been part of weekly racing programs for decades. Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds are the spotlight division in $2,000 to win 45th Anniversary events Friday, May 24 at Marshalltown Speedway and Saturday, May 25 at Boone Speedway, then chase a top check on $4,500 and $400 to start in the Sunday, May 26 show at Benton County Speedway. The first-ever IMCA Modified feature was held in Vinton on June 2, 1979; the division crowned its first track champion at Boone in 1983 and at Marshalltown in 1984. Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods race for $1,000 to win at Marshalltown and Boone, and for $1,900 to win and $190 to start at Benton County. That class has run at Vinton and Boone since 2005 and at Marshalltown since 2006. All three Modified feature winners become Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligible. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks also run [Read More]

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IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through May 16, 2024

Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 986; 2. Troy Morris III, Bakersfield, Calif., 902; 3. William “Bill” Miller, Yuma, Ariz., 673; 4. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa, 633; 5. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 608; 6. Grey Ferrando, Stayton, Ore., 604; 7. Owen Barnhill, Milton, Fla., 494; 8. Izac Mallicoat, Boone, Iowa, 477; 9. Spencer Diercks, Davenport, Iowa, 459; 10. Tyson Blood, Tumwater, Wash., 453; 11. Trevor Fitz, Marshalltown, Iowa, 425; 12. Charlie Mohr, Bettendorf, Iowa, 413; 13. Jonathan Mawhinney, Las Vegas, Nev., 410; 14. Matt Werner, Geneseo, Ill., and Bryson Yeager, Green River, Wy., both 393; 16. Devon Reed, Woodland, Wash., 389; 17. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 384; 18. Braxton Yeager, Green River, Wy., 372; 19. Jerry Flippo, Osage, Iowa, 363; 20. Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D., 361. IMCA Sunoco Late Models – 1. Evan Miller, Silvis, Ill., 323; 2. Jesse Bodin, Silvis, Ill., 287; 3. Andy Nezworski, Blue Grass, Iowa, 257; 4. Christopher Lawrence, Colona, Ill., 244; 5. Mitch Morris, Long Grove, Iowa, 238; 6. Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill., 236; 7. Kale Kosiski, Omaha, [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]

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IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through May 9, 2024

Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 984; 2. Troy III Morris, Bakersfield, Calif., 902; 3. William “Bill” Miller, Yuma, Ariz., 648; 4. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 608; 5. Grey Ferrando, Stayton, Ore., 525; 6. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa, 520; 7. Owen Barnhill, Milton, Fla., 457; 8. Spencer Diercks, Davenport, Iowa, 438; 9. Tyson Blood, Tumwater, Wash., 413; 10. Jonathan Mawhinney, Las Vegas, Nev., 410; 11. Trevor Fitz, Marshalltown, Iowa, 404; 12. Devon Reed, Woodland, Wash., 389; 13. Izac Mallicoat, Boone, Iowa, 388; 14. Braxton Yeager, Green River, Wy., 372; 15. Jerry Flippo, Osage, Iowa, 363; 16. Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D., 361; 17. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 353; 18. Michael Leach, Sun River, Mont., 341; 19. Chuck Grohnke, Mesa, Ariz., 326; 20. Matt Werner, Geneseo, Ill., 323. IMCA Sunoco Late Models – 1. Evan Miller, Silvis, Ill., 251; 2. Andy Nezworski, Blue Grass, Iowa, 219; 3. Jesse Bodin, Silvis, Ill., 217; 4. Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill., 197; 5. Mitch Morris, Long Grove, Iowa, 185; 6. Christopher Lawrence, Colona, Ill., 177; 7. Broderick Prescott, East [Read More]

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Car Wars Night victories go to Gustin, Avila, Logue, Watson and Stensland 

By Joyce Eisele BOONE, Iowa (May 4, 2024) – Boone Speedway rocketed back into action Saturday after Mother Nature had other ideas last week. It was May Fourth and Car Wars Night with the drivers all wanting to take home those unique trophies by Logue Fabrication for each class. One hundred and seventy-six cars checked in which included 36 Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds. The top car count went to the 47 IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods brought 31, the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks drew 40 and the Stealth Racing IMCA STARS Mod Lites were 22 strong. Travis Stensland swept the 15-lap Mod Lite feature. Stensland led all laps on his way to victory, stretching out his lead after a lap eight restart and taking the checkers by a lengthy margin.  Cory Sonner ran second for most of the race to go home as the runner-up. Third place went to 11th place starter Austin Gray. It was 18 laps of Northern SportMod feature racing next and after an initial “no go” was called on [Read More]

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Third time is a charm for opening night at Marshalltown

By Joyce Eisele MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (May 3, 2024) – After two prior weeks of rainouts at the Karl Auto Group Marshalltown Speedway, the third time was the charm, and the regular points season got underway for the UAW Local 893 Cliff Chambers Memorial. One hundred and fifty-eight cars were on hand for the evening’s program. Tripp Gaylord took the honors in the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified division and it was Jeff Mueller taking the win in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. Calvin Dhondt took the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature in a thrilling event. Matt Avila led flag to flag in the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods and Jon Padilla dominated in the IMCA Stealth STARS Mod Lites. Also on tap were the Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts, and Mitchell Bunch won out in a tight back and forth contest. Feature racing kicked off with the Mod Lite 15-lap feature. Polesitter  Bryan Zehm held the top spot for the first lap.  A caution flew with just one lap in, and it was Padilla taking over at lap [Read More]

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IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through May 1, 2024

Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 979; 2. Troy Morris III, Bakersfield, Calif., 902; 3. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 608; 4. William “Bill” Miller, Yuma, Ariz., 598; 5. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa, 520; 6. Grey Ferrando, Stayton, Ore., 446; 7. Owen Barnhill, Milton, Fla., 419; 8. Devon Reed, Woodland, Wash., 389; 9. Tyson Blood, Tumwater, Wash., 373; 10. Braxton Yeager, Green River, Wy., 372; 11. Jerry Flippo, Osage, Iowa, 363; 12. Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D., 361; 13. Michael Leach, Sun River, Mont., 341; 14. Jonathan Mawhinney, Las Vegas, Nev., 336; 15. Chuck Grohnke, Mesa, Ariz., 326; 16. Bryson Yeager, Green River, Wy., 316; 17. Austin Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 311; 18. Izac Mallicoat, Boone, Iowa, 307; 19. Spencer Diercks, Davenport, Iowa, 296; 20. Trevor Fitz, Marshalltown, Iowa, 295. IMCA Sunoco Late Models – 1. Evan Miller, Silvis, Ill., 142; 2. Dylan Schmer, Aurora, Neb., 117; 3. Jesse Sobbing, Malvern, Iowa, 115; 4. Jesse Bodin, Silvis, Ill., 110; 5. Mitch Morris, Long Grove, Iowa, and Christopher Lawrence, Colona, Ill., both 109; 7. Jacob Kubicka, [Read More]

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Landrum Spring focuses on state champions in 20th season as IMCA sponsor

MENTONE, Ind. (May 1, 2024) – The focus is on state champions during Landrum Performance Spring’s 20th season as an IMCA sponsor. Nearly 100 Friesen Performance IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Late Model, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products IMCA Southern SportMod state champions, plus top five finishers in Stealth Racing IMCA STARS Mod Lite state standings, receives a buy one spring, get a second of equal value free certificate from the Mentone, Ind., manufacturer. “It’s been several years since we but the original awards program together with IMCA and it’s been a good deal,” said Landrum General Manager Curtis Caldwell. “The racers like it and it has benefitted us as a company, too. It’s worked out pretty good.” Landrum also gives a set of four springs to the STARS Mod Lite national champion and buy one/get one certificates to top three finishers in standings at each track sanctioning Mod Lites weekly. “IMCA has different levels of championships drivers can run for and I think that’s [Read More]

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IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through April 25, 2024

Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 974; 2. Troy Morris III, Bakersfield, Calif., 893; 3. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 608; 4. William “Bill” Miller, Yuma, Ariz., 564; 5. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa, 520; 6. Grey Ferrando, Stayton, Ore., 446; 7. Owen Barnhill, Milton, Fla., and Devon Reed, Woodland, Wash., both 389; 9. Tyson Blood, Tumwater, Wash., 373; 10. Braxton Yeager, Green River, Wy., 372; 11. Jerry Flippo, Osage, Iowa, 363; 12. Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D., 361; 13. Michael Leach, Sun River, Mont., 341; 14. Jonathan Mawhinney, Las Vegas, Nev., 336; 15. Bryson Yeager, Green River, Wy., 316; 16. Austin Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 311; 17. Izac Mallicoat, Boone, Iowa, 307; 18. Chuck Grohnke, Mesa, Ariz., 298; 19. Spencer Diercks, Davenport, Iowa, 296; 20. Trevor Fitz, Marshalltown, Iowa, 295. IMCA Sunoco Late Models – 1. Evan Miller, Silvis, Ill., 142; 2. Dylan Schmer, Aurora, Neb., 117; 3. Jesse Sobbing, Malvern, Iowa, 115; 4. Jesse Bodin, Silvis, Ill., 110; 5. Mitch Morris, Long Grove, Iowa, and Christopher Lawrence, Colona, Ill., both 109; 7. Jacob Kubicka, [Read More]