Jet Racing marks 10th title sponsorship season in IMCA Modified Central Region

BEATRICE, Neb. – Jet Racing reaches one IMCA landmark and takes another step toward an even more impressive sponsorship milestone this season. For a 10th consecutive season, the Beatrice, Neb., chas­sis manufacturer furnishes a portion of the $6,000 point fund to be paid to top 10 drivers in the Modified region that includes tracks in Arkansas, eastern Colorado, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.  The champion pockets $2,500, with the runner-up getting $1,250 and $625 paid for third, $325 for fourth, $300 for fifth and $200 for each of sixth through 10th places. Central Region drivers are required to display two Jet Racing logos on their race car to be eligi­ble for point fund shares.  Owned by four-time IMCA Modified national champion Johnny Saathoff, Jet Racing is in its 24th year as an IMCA sponsor, having previously backed IMCA special events and also Stock Car and Hobby Stock regions from 2004-2009 and 2007-2009, respectively.  Jet became title sponsor for the Modified Central Region in 2012.  Jet also builds Northern SportMod, Stock Car, Hobby Stock and Sport Compact chassis and [Read More]

National Points

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through Feb. 25

IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 637; 2. Tanner Black, Otis, Kan., 557; 3. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 520; 4. Bricen James, Albany, Ore., 487; 5. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 450; 6. Casey Arneson, Fargo, N.D., 435; 7. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 428; 8. Grey Ferrando, Stayton, Ore., 344; 9. Russell Allen, Brawley, Calif., and Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., both 331; 11. Casey Skyberg, Rapid City, S.D., 299; 12. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif., 278; 13. Jerry Flippo, Bakersfield, Calif., 276; 14. Braxton Yeager, Green River, Wy., and Kellen Chadwick, Oakley, Calif., both 253; 16. William Miller, Yuma, Ariz., 251; 17. Zachary Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 240; 18. Brandon Schmitt, Sun Prairie, Wis., 236; 19. Tripp Gaylord, Lakewood, Colo., 231; 20. Brody Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo., 230. IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Brooklyn Holland, Kerman, Calif., 40; 2. Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., 39; 3. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 38; 4. Austin Warmerdam, Lemoore, Calif., 37; 5. Blaine Fagundes, Hanford, Calif., 36; 6. Brad Hohlbauch, Visalia, Calif., 33; 7. Richard Weddle, Visalia, Calif., 32; 8. Tyler Gray, [Read More]


Florida Mod Lite Racing plans 11 dates at East Bay in first IMCA STARS season

TAMPA, Fla. – The IMCA STARS sanction is the next step in the right direction for Florida Mod Lite Racing.  Home track East Bay Raceway Park at Tampa is the site of 11 events and will crown its first IMCA STARS Mod Lite champion in 2021. It’s anticipated that another half-dozen special events at other area tracks will complement East Bay shows.  “Sanctioning with IMCA is a step in the right direction. It’s a perfect fit,” said first-year FMLR promoter Alex Cline. “There are no huge-budget teams and we’re not racing for giant purses. A guy with a six to 10-year-old car has as much chance to win every Saturday night as a guy with a new car.”  Cline brought a dirt kart background to the division when he started racing a Mod Lite in 2019. He led until late in the first-ever IMCA STARS Mod Lite feature before teammate Bo Bass took the history-making checkers. “There a lot of things to like about the Mod Lites, starting with the affordability and ease of working [Read More]


Bakersfield Speedway primes for opening night March 6

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The long-awaited green flag flies for the first time this season Saturday, March 6 at Bakersfield Speedway. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods all see action at the California oval idled for much of 2020 by the Covid-19 pandemic. “It was a crazy, weird season last year,” acknowledged Promoter Scott Schweitzer. “It’s exciting to be able to go racing again. We’re not going to be 100 percent back to normal but it’s going to be good to get cars back on the track and get back to racing.”  The grandstand will be closed and all admission will be to the pit area on opening night. Pit passes will be $40 for drivers and crew members, $20 for family members and non-racers. Pit gates open at 3 p.m. Hot laps are at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 6 p.m. The race program will be broadcast by Low Budget TV.  Gates open at 4 p.m. and an open practice for all divisions is from 5-9 p.m. this Saturday, [Read More]


IMCA STARS Mod Lites new at East Moline Speedway

EAST MOLINE, Ill. – STARS Mod Lites become the fifth IMCA division on Sunday race programs at East Moline Speedway in 2021. “We’ve had Mod Lites for about seven years. It’s a good class, a growing class. These cars are definitely quick and the drivers respect each other,” said new promoter and former car owner Jeff Peterson. “A lot of the drivers have been in them for years and it’s the class they bring their kids into.” The IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing season opens April 25 and runs through Aug. 29, with four more race dates in September.  East Moline becomes the first track in Illinois to sanction the IMCA STARS Mod Lites, which join IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Late Models, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods on regular race programs.  Special events are already scheduled for three of those divisions, with the Northern SportMods running for $750 to win on June 27, the Modifieds for $2,008 to win at the Aug. 8 Greg Durbin Memorial and the Mod Lites for [Read More]


Friesen awards crate engines to IMCA’s top Modified, Hobby, Northern SportMod rookies

SUTTON, Neb. – Drivers in three IMCA divisions winning national rookie of the year honors are the big winners in the awards program renewed by Friesen Performance.  The Sutton, Neb., dealership gives a 604 crate engine to the na­tional Modified rookie of the year and 602 crate engines to both national Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod rookies of the year for the eighth consecutive season. Rookie competitors in each of those divisions must display two Friesen Performance logos on their race car to be eligible. Engine awards will be presented during the IMCA national banquet this fall.  Crate engine award winners in 2020 were Dakota Sproul, Modified; Kyler Duggins, Hobby Stock; and Clay Erickson, Northern SportMod.  Friesen sells and ships GM crate engines to IMCA customers across the country and is an author­ized crate engine repair facility for IMCA.  Along with selling and servicing new and pre-owned vehicles, Friesen has one of the largest parts departments in the country and specializes in power train, discontinued parts and all Chevrolet Performance parts.  More information is available [Read More]


Rules, opportunities sell Valley Speedway on IMCA Northern SportMods, STARS Mod Lites

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – Time-proven rules and new opportunities for drivers at Valley Speedway sold promoter Dennis Shrout on sanctioning IMCA Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod and IMCA STARS Mod Lite divisions this season. Both classes will join Saturday night race programs at his Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo., some 10 miles east of Kansas City on Interstate 70. Shrout plans to work closely with Jon Boller, promoter at US 36 Raceway and Bethany Speedway, in building the IMCA following in the northwest corner of the Show Me State. Valley Speedway becomes the first Missouri track to sanction STARS Mod Lites. “We have a class similar to the SportMods and ran the Mod Lites for four or five years and helped build that class,” said Shrout. “We really like the rules. I’ve seen how Jon’s classes at Osborn have grown with the sanction. If everybody went IMCA, it would be good for all of us.” “IMCA locks down the rules. They don’t let drivers spend themselves into oblivion. Nobody around here is building ‘B’ mods [Read More]


Defending champ Holland tops opener for Western RaceSavers

HANFORD, Calif. (Feb. 20) – Once she got going the right direction, there was no catching Brooklyn Holland Saturday at Kings Speedway. The defending Van De Pol Western RaceSaver series for IMCA Sprint Cars and KMJ Performance California State champion topped the 2021 divisional season opener, rallying after falling off the pace from her fourth starting spot.  Holland fell back to sixth before starting her drive to the front. She took over the lead around midway in the 25-lapper and won ahead of Ryan Delisle and Kyle Rasmussen.  “I stayed right around the bottom and just kept watching what was going on ahead of me,” said Holland. “I ran my line as well as I could and went under the front two cars for the lead.”  “It feels real good to start the season with a win in a new (Triple X) car,” she added. Austin Warmerdam and Blaine Fagundes rounded out the top five. Larry Thompson was the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner. Feature results – 1. Brooklyn Holland; 2. Ryan Delisle; 3. Kyle Rasmussen; [Read More]


IMCA STARS Mod Lites are super addition at Greenville

GREENVILLE, Texas – A class James Bryant had a hand in helping get started runs under the IMCA banner at his Superbowl Speedway this season.  Nine Saturday dates for IMCA STARS Mod Lites are on the 2021 schedule at Greenville, with the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season running from March 20 to Aug. 28. “I helped get this class going around here and we’ve always Mod Lites 3-5 times a year,” said veteran promoter Bryant. “When they called and asked if we wanted to sanction with IMCA, the answer was yes.” Plans for a Mod Lite special at Superbowl are in the works. Bryant notes that the division is already a favorite with his fans  “They’ve been popular here for a long time,” he said. “I like the class because the racing is exciting and they have a good bunch of drivers. They’re nice people.”


Sunoco continues title sponsorship support for IMCA Late Models, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks

VINTON, Iowa – Sunoco Race Fuels nears another milestone with IMCA while continuing title sponsorship sup­port for three divisions. Linwood, Pa.-based Sunoco, manufacturer of The Official Fuel of IMCA, furnishes a portion of post-season point funds to be paid to Late Model, Stock Car and Hobby Stock drivers.  The 2021 season is Sunoco’s 29th as an IMCA sponsor. Point fund shares in all three divisions will be distributed during the national awards banquet or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office.  “We are so excited to continue our relationship with IMCA,” said Sunoco’s Deanna Manbeck. “Sunoco Race Fuels been supporting grassroots racers for decades and IMCA continues to offer quality racing to all levels of racers.” Sunoco will give $250 bonuses to the feature winner on a designated race nights at each track that sanctions Late Models weekly. Drivers in all three divisions must compete with Sunoco race gas and display two Sunoco logos on their race car to be eligible for point fund shares or cash awards. Sunoco returns to another high-profile title [Read More]