National Points

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through April 18

IMCA Modifieds – 1. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 549; 2. David Goode Jr., Copperas Cove, Texas, 524; 3. Zachary Madrid, Tucson, Ariz., 519; 4. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 463; 5. Chris Morris, Taylor, Texas, 459; 6. Jeff “Bubba” Stafford Jr., Wittmann, Ariz., 441; 7. Don Gumke, Jamestown, N.D., 439; 8. Chris Elliott, Abilene, Texas, 423; 9. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 421; 10. Ryan Roath, Peoria, Ariz., 399; 11. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa, 395; 12. David Goode Sr., Copperas Cove, Texas, 394; 13. Jeffrey Hoegh, New Caney, Texas, 390; 14. Tyler Mecl, Queen Creek, Ariz., 383; 15. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 358; 16. Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz., 349; 17. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 345; 18. Don Banker, Austin, Texas, 333; 19. Brent Schlafmann, Bismarck, N.D., 324; 20. Jake Pike, Pahrump, Nev., 302. IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 191; 2. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 150; 3. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 149; 4. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, 147; 5. Mike Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, 144; 6. Caleb Padgett, Madisonville, Texas, 131; [Read More]

Sponsors

AERO complements IMCA feature win decals with special event, state champions awards

ESTHERVILLE, Iowa – AERO Race Wheels complements its highly visible feature win decal program with awards for IMCA special events competitors and state champions again this season. The Estherville, Iowa, manufacturer and 23-year sponsor gives $40 product certificates, good toward the purchase of two wheels, to designated place finish­ers at 80 special events for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods.  E3 Spark Plugs state champions in the same divisions, as well as Mach-1 Sport Compacts, all receive $25 certificates. “Everyone here is excited to continue our partnership with IMCA Racing,” said AERO Marketing Manager Kelli Peton. “We believe in IMCA Racing and what it stands for in our industry.”  Special event awards will be mailed from the IMCA home office the week after official race results are received. State champion product certificates will presented dur­ing the national IMCA banquet in November or mailed be­ginning in December.  And for a 13th consecutive season, AERO provides the feature win decals are to be given [Read More]

Events

Sunset Speedway Park readies for April 20 Discount Days opener

By Ben Deatherage  BANKS, Ore. – After last week’s disappointing rainout things are looking to finally get underway on Saturday, April 20, at Sunset Speedway Park.  The Banks Bullring has a full card of racing and will feature a special admission price with $5 for one general admission ticket or $8 for two.  Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods will be featured regularly at SSP after only hosting a couple of races last year and will crown a champion for the first time since 2017.  Drivers and fans are encouraged to check the track website/Facebook page for weather updates.  Pit gates open at 2 p.m. and front gates open at 4 p.m., with racing kicking off at 6 p.m. A family pass (two adults and up to four youth) is offered for $35 while premium seats are available for $25 each.  For more information log on to www.sunsetspeedwaypark.com.

Events

Ice Breaker Challenge entries top 270

EAGLE, Neb. – Entries for the weekend’s Ice Breaker Challenge presented by Auto Trans Matic at Eagle Raceway now number more than 270.  IMCA Modifieds race for $1,000 to win on Friday, April 19 and for $2,000 to win on Satur­day, April 20. Both events are Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifiers. IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars vie for $1,000 to win, and a minimum of $250 to start, their night two Sprint Series of Nebraska headliner.  Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods run for $500 to win both nights. The Modified or Northern SportMod driver winning main events each night goes home with a Twice As Nice $1,000 bonus.  IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars race for $500 to win, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $400 to win on Fri­day. Mach-1 Sport Compacts chase a $150 top check on Saturday. Pre-entered drivers include:  IMCA Modifieds Chad Andersen, Fort Calhoun Scott Bivens, Ceresco Josh Blumer, Marysville, Kan. Karl Brewer, Vermillion, S.D. Jason Britton, Lincoln John Burrow Jr., Denver, Colo. Travis Denning, Sterling Mike Densberger, Lincoln Jared Deterding, Lincoln Trey Duensing, Byron Ken Eckhoff, [Read More]

Results

IMCA Modifieds on lidlifter at Cottage Grove

By Ben Deatherage  COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – Cottage Grove Speedway gets the new race season started on Saturday, April 20 with and has a special Easter Eggstavaganza (featuring over 2,000 eggs and an appearance by the Easter Bunny at intermission) planned during the night.  IMCA Modifieds are on the evening card.  Pit gates open at 1 p.m., the front gate opens at 3:30 p.m., time trials are at 5:30 p.m. and racing is scheduled to kick off at approximately 6 p.m.   Tickets are $13 for adults, seniors, juniors and military are $10, youth ages 6-12 are $5 and children five and under are free.  A family pass (two adults and up to four youth) sells for $35. VIP skybox seating is $25 and pit passes are $30.

Results

Saturday opener for Crystal

CRYSTAL, Mich. – Crystal Motor Speedway starts the 2019 season this Saturday, April 20.  IMCA Modifieds return to the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing program. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m. Grandstand admission for adults is $12 and $5 for kids ages 5-11, and pit passes are $30. For more information, call the track office at 989 235-5200 or visit the website at crystalmotorspeedway.com

Results

Waterman lands Lee County Speedway opening night win

By Brian Neal  DONNELLSON, Iowa (April 12) – Jeff Waterman began his pursuit of another Lee County Speedway track title with the opening night IMCA Modified feature victory.  Friday’s 20-lap Budweiser IMCA Modified main saw Dennis LaVeine and Dakota Simmons draw the front row. LaVeine took advantage of his spot to jump out into the lead over Andrew Schroeder and Simmons.  Schroeder looked under LaVeine over the next five laps, before the first caution of the race appeared. On the restart, LaVeine jumped back out front with Waterman, who started ninth, coming from fifth to second.  While LaVeine worked the bottom of the track, Waterman used the top to try and wrestle the lead away. Coming off turn four on lap nine, Waterman used his momentum off the top to edge LaVeine at the line to take over the top spot.  Waterman maintained his advantage following a lap 10 restart as Schroeder and LaVeine battled for second. The final half of the race would go caution free, which allowed Waterman to pull away. LaVeine was second [Read More]

Sponsors

Deery Series feature winners take home Classic trophies

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Feature winners in the upcoming Deery Brothers Summer Series take home trophies provided by Classic Trophy again in 2019.  The Fort Wayne, Ind., company makes the familiar trophy given to at each IMCA Late Model Tour event for a 12th season.  The 33rd annual series now opens April 20 at Cedar County Raceway. The 500th event in series history will be held late this summer. The company will also give a 15 percent discount on orders from IMCA sanctioned tracks that didn’t purchase from Classic last year. More information is available at the www.trophiesandshirts.com website, on Facebook or by calling 260 483-1161. “Classic Trophy has been the primary trophy supplier for IMCA’s biggest special events for over a decade, and as they transition into a new facility at the end of the month they can continue to provide excellent products and services to IMCA and our member tracks,” noted Kevin Yoder, director of marketing for IMCA.

Results

Duke prevails at Path Valley for third straight PASS win

SPRING RUN, Pa. (April 13) – Ken Duke Jr. preserved his 2019 Pennsylvania Sprint Series winning streak Saturday night, winning the 20-lap feature race at Path Valley Speedway more than four tenth’s of a second over Doug Dodson.  The Selinsgrove racer has now captured all three IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car features run so far, but this was hardly an easy win. With 21 of the 22 sprinters on hand making the call for the feature, traffic was an incessant issue on the wide Path Valley quarter mile.  Mike Alleman grabbed the early lead but just as the leaders were moving into heavy traffic, a lap seven caution bunched the field. On the restart, Duke, who had moved from sixth starting position into third, shot to the front.  The longest green-flag run of the night followed a lap nine restart and Duke made it through traffic well enough to keep his challengers at bay. Terry Schaeffer got into the turn three wall with two laps remaining, but on the restart, Duke chose the middle lane and [Read More]

Events

Kupper Chevrolet renews title sponsorship of Dakota Tour for IMCA Modifieds, Stocks

MANDAN, N.D. – Kupper Chevrolet has again renewed its contract as title sponsor for the Dakota Classic Tour for IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. This latest extension marks the third time the Mandan, N.D.-based Chevrolet dealership has re­newed its three-year sponsorship that furnishes point fund moneys for both divisions, along with individual track support for the series.  “We are proud to support local dirt track racing in our community and thrilled to once again sign on as the title sponsor of the Dakota Classic Modified Tour,” said Kupper Chevrolet owner Bob Kupper.   Now in its 30th year, the tour is series starts at Jamestown Speedway on Saturday, July 6 with dates following Sunday, July 7 at Nodak Speedway in Minot, Monday, July 8 at Estevan Motor Speedway, Tuesday, July 9 at Williston Basin Speedway, Wednesday, July 10 at Southwest Speed­way in Dickinson and championship night Thursday, July 11 at Dacotah Speedway in Man­dan.  On Friday, July 12, Dacotah Speedway also hosts the Corral Sales Legendary 50 that pays $10,004 to win the IMCA [Read More]