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IMCA Modified interest is international in Batesville’s Race For Hope

BATESVILLE, Ark. – Drivers from Alaska to New York and New Mexico to Canada have confirmed that they’ll be en route to Batesville Motor Speedway and the inaugural Race For Hope 74. The Sept. 26-30 Mark and Arlene Martin Hope For Arkansas Foundation Race For Hope 74 will call attention to the needs of others while paying the biggest main event purse in division history. While the winner takes home a $20,000 check, 27 drivers will earn shares of a $150,000 main event purse that pays a minimum of $2,000 to start. Pre-entered drivers now include: Chad Andersen, Fort Calhoun, Neb.; Robby Arnold, Paragould; Chadd Avey, Judsonia; Jason Beaulieu, Campbell River, B.C.; Mikey Bell, Quitman; Aaron Carr, Judsonia; Chris Carter, Redfield; Timmy Culp, Prattsville; Robert Davis, Searcy; Myron DeYoung, Stanton, Mich.; Tyler Droste, Waterloo, Iowa; and Tommy Fain, Abilene, Texas. Casey Findley, Bryant; Scott Fitzpatrick, Cedar Falls, Iowa; Neal Flowers, Hobbs, N.M.; Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz.; Bill Frye, Greenbrier; Joey Gee, Judsonia; Dennie Gieber, Frankston, Texas; J.T. Goodson, Bryant; William Gould, Calera, Okla.; Jordan Grabouski, [Read More]

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2017 IMCA point season ends this weekend

VINTON, Iowa – Final point races of the 2017 season will be held this weekend for all IMCA divisions. Modifieds, Sprint Cars, Stock Cars, Northern SportMods, Southern SportMods, Hobby Stocks and Sport Com­pacts wrap up the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season on Sun­day, Sept. 24. The final national and state points for Late Models will be given at through the West Liberty Raceway Deery Series event on Sept. 23. The Late Model track point season ended on Aug. 27. Bonus points will be figured and national and regional champi­ons and rook­ies of the year announced as soon as possi­ble. Local track officials will have until noon Central Standard Time on Monday, Oct. 23 to notify IMCA of corrections that affect their top 15 point stand­ings before all standings for those divisions 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.

Events

IMCA Modifieds chase $2,000 check at Stuart’s Ron Little Memorial

STUART, Iowa – A $2,000 top prize and 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth are at stake this Saturday at Stuart Speedway’s Ron Little Memorial. Also on the Sept. 23 card are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, all racing for $500 to win. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded. There is no entry fee for the draw/redraw show. Grandstand admission is $10 for adults, $4 for kids and free for five and under. Pit passes are $30 for drivers and $20 for crew members. Pit gates will be open all day. The grandstand opens at 5 p.m. and hot laps are at 78 p.m., with racing to follow. More information is available by calling 515 238-6945, by emailing stuartracetrack@gmail.com and at the www.stuartspeedway.net website. The Ron Little Memorial will be broadcast by IMCATV.

Sponsors

New IMCA sponsor Swift Springs signs on for rookie awards

CHINO HILLS, Calif. – The newest IMCA sponsor is making a quick impression for first-year competitors in five divisions. Swift Springs of Chino Hills, Calif., gives set of four springs to 2017 and 2018 Modified, Late Model, Stock Car, Northern SportMod and Southern SportMod national rookies of the year. The other four regional Modified rookies of the year each receive one spring. “Racing is something I think of as cradle to grave,” said Swift Motorsports Director Frank Simonetti. “A lot of drivers struggle in their rookie season and we want to reward them for what they accomplished. This program is a way for us to give back. We need to support new names in the racing world and that’s what rookies are.” Swift Springs has manufactured springs for asphalt competitors for 13 years and looks to expand more in the dirt realm. “The company owner recognized the potential in the oval track market and in IMCA because it has so many different divisions, from Sport Compacts to Late Models,” said Simonetti, a self-described gearhead for [Read More]

Events

Iowa Governor’s Cup returns to Davenport Speedway 

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Davenport Speedway hosts the Iowa Governor’s Cup, the official stock car championship of the State of Iowa, this Friday, Sept. 22. The premier class will be IMCA Modifieds racing for $5,000 to win. This will be the largest Modi­fied purse in the history of the race track and the winner earns a berth of the 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot as well. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods run for a $2,000 top prize. All racing will be on the quarter-mile oval and there are no entry fees for the draw/redraw show. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded in both divisions. Modifieds also earn Side Biter Chassis North Central Region points. Hot laps are at 6:15 p.m. and racing is at 6:45 p.m. Twenty-four cars will start each IMCA feature. Spectator admission is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and students, and free for kids ages 12 and un­der. Pit passes are $35. The first Iowa Governor’s Cup race was held in 1986, at Hawkeye Raceway. [Read More]

Results

Rain can’t dampen Great Lakes Nationals win by Wonch

CRYSTAL, Mich. (Sept. 17) – That rain early in Sunday’s Great Lakes Nationals main event at Crystal Motor Speedway didn’t bother Austin Wonch a bit. Wonch was running third when the precipitation started, and ran the 10 or so track packing laps that followed confident he’d be able to work his way to the front of the IMCA Modified field. After doing just that, Wonch led the last 45 of 50 laps and took the $3,000 checkers ahead of John McClure. A.J. Ward, Mitchell Hunt and Myron DeYoung rounded out the top five in the typically stellar Great Lakes Nationals field. The heavy hitters of the division in Michigan made it a point to congratulate Wonch in victory lane and post-race tech. “You know you did something right when it’s them congratulating you,” said the 19-year-old speedster from Stanton. “Once we got the rain, I knew I’d be able to use the bottom. When I didn’t see anybody’s nose, I realized I was holding my own.” “I didn’t know what to think at first after [Read More]

Events

Snake River Roundup this weekend at Idaho Falls

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – The Snake River Stock Car Association is proud to present the Snake River Roundup on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22 and 23 at Idaho Falls Raceway. IMCA Modifieds will race 30 lap features for $1,000 guaranteed to win both nights with a minimum 10-car field. IMCA SportMods will race 20 lap features for $500 guaranteed to win both nights with a minimum 10-car field. It will be draw/redraw both nights for the Modifieds and SportMods.  Entry fees are $50 per night for car and driver. Pit passes are $20. RACEceivers and transponders are mandatory in all divisions.

Events

IMCA Modifieds, Northern SportMods on Stampede card at Jamestown

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – The 46th annual Stock Car Stampede at Jamestown Speedway will be the first to feature both IMCA Modifieds and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods. Modifieds race for $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start at the Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22 and 23 Stampede, along with a berth of the 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. SportMods run for $1,000 to win and a minimum of $100 to start. The Modified run­ner-up earns $1,500 with $1,000 paid for third. Drivers in both divisions earn Speed­way Motors Weekly Racing National and Allstar Performance State points; Modified drivers also get Side Biter Chassis North Central Region points. Car and driver for Modifieds is $90 and for SportMods $75. Pit passes are $35 or $60 for both days. Pit gates open at 10 a.m., the grandstand opens at 3 p.m. and racing begins at 7 p.m. on Friday. Gates open at noon, the grandstand opens at 2 p.m. and racing is at 5 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds from the Calcutta auction, to be held during [Read More]

Deery Brothers Summer Series
Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

Deery Series heads to West Liberty for $5,000 to win Liberty 100 finale

WEST LIBERTY, Iowa – The final Deery Brothers Summer Series checkers of the sea­son fly this weekend at West Liberty Raceway. The 21st annual Ideal Ready Mix Liberty 100 program is also the final event IMCA Late Model drivers can vie for IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Allstar Performance State points. Time trials, qualifying races and a $1,000 to win race of champions are on the Friday, Sept. 22 card. Last-chance qualifying precedes the $5,000 to win, minimum $600 to win 100-lap main event on Saturday, Sept. 23. Jesse Sobbing of Malvern brings the point lead to town, with Jake Neal of Omaha, Neb., Chad Holladay of Muscatine, Matt Ryan of Davenport and Marshalltown’s Darrel DeFrance rounding out the top five. Qualifying also gets underway Friday for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevro­let Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts. Modifieds run for $1,000 to win and a 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth on Satur­day. Stock Car and SportMod features both pay $600 to win while the Sport Compact feature pays [Read More]

Events

Season championship night at Arlington honors Schoknecht

ARLINGTON, Minn. – The Saturday, Sept. 23 season championship night program at Arlington Raceway will be in honor of Scott Schoknecht. Schoknecht, from Belle Plaine, was very instrumental in helping many drivers with his unselfish knowledge in setting up race cars. Friends have collected donations from almost 40 individuals and businesses to add to the purse for the IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. Both features will be $1,500 to win, $800 for second, $500 for third, $300 for fourth and $200 for fifth through 24th place. The Modified feature is a 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier. After the race, four numbers will be drawn for finishing positions 5-24 and each of those spots will receive a total of $1,000. There will also be a $500 hard charger award in these two classes. Several businesses have also donated contingencies to this race. Also in action will be IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts. The pit gate opens at 2:00 p.m. and draw cutoff [Read More]