Diamond Park hosts second annual 94M Memorial: Caleb’s Legacy on Oct. 7

By Justin Newman MURFREESBORO, Ark. (Sept. 29, 2023) – Diamond Park Speedway, along with local sponsors will host the second annual tribute to the late Caleb and Andrea McCollett on Saturday, Oct. 7 – the day before marking two years since their passing and what would be his 30th birthday weekend. The family of Caleb McCollett and their closest friends have raised an enormous amount of money to be paid out in the couple’s honor, and to continue to show love and support for their 4-year-old daughter, Penelope Kate McCollett. The IMCA STARS Mod Lite feature will pay the winner $1,094 and $94 to start the 20-lap main event. All position payouts will end in $94 as a nod to Caleb’s no. 94M which also holds special meaning as Penelope’s birthday, which you guessed it, is Sept. 4, or 9/4. Intermission will feature a balloon release and tribute to Caleb and Andrea by their daughter PK, family, and closest friends. The race format will be a pill draw for heat race positions and the top [Read More]


Doyon delivers with I-37 First Responders Night IMCA win

By J.M. Hallas PLEASANTON, Texas (Sept. 23, 2023) – Ahhhh, fall begins, so it’s only in the 90’s instead of over 100. Saturday’s Friesen Performance IMCA Modified field took the green for Saturday’s Frist Responders Night show at I-37 Speedway with Jared Maupin getting the point pursued by Ryan Doyon, Robert Liese, Greg Dinsmore and Logan Dinsmore. Doyon pressured Maupin for the lead in turns three and four getting the spot on lap four while Greg Dinsmore got third from Liese. Logan Dinsmore followed a lap later to fourth. Coming to the midway point, Greg Dinsmore got by Maupin for second and inched closer and got a good run in after Doyon got caught by traffic. Darrell Boyd and Liese ran side-by-side for fifth until a caution that set up a four-lap shootout. Doyon got off good back under green while Maupin and Logan Dinsmore were side by side for third. Doyon had three car lengths on Greg Dinsmore when taking the checkers. “I was wondering where Greg (Dinsmore) was. I’m not going to say [Read More]

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CJ Speedway hosts two outstanding nights of special races 

By Jerry Mackey and Anthony Ainslee  COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa (Sept. 22-23, 2023) – CJ Speedway hosted two special nights of racing on the Louisa County Fairgrounds with racers coming from great distances to delight the race fans. Friday night the 22nd of September was the Battle on the Levee. Originally scheduled to be held during the Louisa County Fair, the race was postponed due to the excessive heat during the summer and was run as the opener of the weekend which also hosted the “Governors Cup,“ special on Saturday. The Battle on the Levee featured a talented field of 86 drivers.  Twenty-six Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds took the green and a stellar field battled it out for 20 laps for their main event. When the checkers flew it was Spencer Diercks scoring a hard-fought win ahead of Jarrett Brown. Drew Janssen took third ahead of Todd Shute. The IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win went to Damon Murty, who led flag to flag and earned the win ahead of Jason See and John Oliver Jr.  The Friesen Performance IMCA [Read More]

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IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through Sept. 21, 2023

Final points races of the 2023 season will be Sunday, Sept. 24 Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 999; 2. Matthew Day, Farmersville, Texas, 988; 3. Clint Hatlestad, Glencoe, Minn., 987; 4. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa, and Jeff Larson, Freeport, Ill., both 985; 6. Myron DeYoung, Stanton, Mich., 984; 7. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 983; 8. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, Iowa, 980; 9. Travis Hagen, McGregor, N.D., 977; 10. Todd Shute, Norwalk, Iowa, 973; 11. Jed Freiburger, Dubuque, Iowa, and Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill., both 962; 13. Jeremy Mills, Clear Lake, Iowa, 960; 14. Anthony Roth, Platte Center, Neb., 958; 15. Troy Morris III, Bakersfield, Calif., 957; 16. Chris Zogg, New Liberty, Iowa, 955; 17. Ty Clemens, Belgrade, Mont., 954; 18. Kaleb Emerson, Weatherford, Texas, 952; 19. Collin Thirlby, Grawn, Mich., 951; 20. Jarrett Brown, Ainsworth, Iowa, 943. IMCA Sunoco Late Models – 1. Cory Dumpert, Newman Grove, Neb., 795; 2. Andy Nezworski, Blue Grass, Iowa, 784; 3. Cade Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 775; 4. Alex Banks, Newman Grove, Neb., 774; 5. Kale Kosiski, [Read More]

2023 Super Nationals

Tire Demon auction and matching funds go to research, cure of rare genetic disorder DLG4

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 21, 2023) – Money raised in the auction before the auction on the final night of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s goes to a cause close to the heart of Modified champion Tim Ward. The Tire Demon variable speed tire machine he received as part of the champion’s awards sold for $2,800 in bidding that preceded the traditional Super Nationals-ending engine auction. Tire Demon owner Tim Love matched that amount and Ward chose to donate the total of $5,600 raised to the Hope For Harvey Foundation, to help fund research toward a cure for DLG4, a rare genetic disorder that impairs development in some 60 known case in the United States. One of those 60 is the namesake of the foundation and three-year-old cousin of Ward’s girlfriend Kenze Smith. “DLG4 is the specific gene that impacts how his body produces a protein and effects his body and development skills,” she explains. “Funds raised in the auction at Super Nationals go toward research to improve quality of life.” “Tire [Read More]

2023 Super Nationals

$34,000 from engine auction added to purse shares at IMCA Super Nationals

BOONE, Iowa (September 20, 2023) – The auction champions’ engines added another $34,000 to the Saturday night purse paid at the 41st annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Engines that powered championship-winning rides of Dylan Thornton in the Stock Cars and Mike Smith both gaveled at $10,000, adding $344.83 to the take home pay for the main event qualifiers in both divisions. Jake Sachau’s Northern SportMod title-winning engine saw a $7,100 top bid, adding $244.83 to purse shares for the other drivers in that event. And the engine that Tim Ward won both the Double Down Prelude and the Modified main event sold for $6,900, generating another $215.63 for each of his Saturday night competitors. With start money added, that means the other 32 drivers taking the green flag in the Saturday night Modified main event earned a minimum of $1,215.63; 29 Stock Car drivers a minimum of $844.83; 29 Hobby Stock drivers a minimum of $644.83 and 29 Northern SportMod drivers each at least $544.83. “Champions receive the lion’s share of the [Read More]


CJ Speedway set to host two big nights of racing

By Jerry Mackey COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa (Sept. 19, 2023) – CJ Speedway, located on the Louisa County Fairgrounds in Columbus Junction, is set to host a racing doubleheader this weekend, Sept. 22 and 23. Friday night, the Battle on the Levee that was originally scheduled to be held during the Louisa County Fair will be held with all drivers gunning for a greatly expanded purse thanks to a very long list of great sponsors. This race was postponed due to the excessive heat that hit Southeast Iowa late in July. Friday night’s racing program will highlight the five divisions of race cars that compete weekly at CJ Speedway. All five classes race under the IMCA banner. Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks will all be racing for the winner’s prize money of $1,000 while the Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts will be gunning for the $500 top prize. Hot laps will get underway at 7 p.m. with racing to follow. And on Saturday night, CJ Speedway will [Read More]

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Aztec crowns IMCA champions

By Ranai Toler AZTEC, N.M. (Sept. 15-16, 2023) – The regular season has ended and champions were crowned at Aztec Speedway. On Friday night, Hunter Ferrell claimed the checkered flag in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks followed by John Thomas, Kyler Duggins, Mylee Goldwich-Rhames and Mark Weber. Camron Spangler took the checkers in the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods followed by Julie Keeler, Rayce Green, Waylon Hale and John Patterson. Katie Barthel finished first in the Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compact feature followed by Cody Witcher, Ted Neergaard, Jesse Stuckman and Abbi Barthel. Jeramy Hughes moved up five spots to take the win in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main, followed by Steffan Carey, Eric Loyd, Darell Cordary and Allen Bradley. Julie Keeler was the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod winner in the final points race of the season at Aztec Speedway. (Photo by Ranai Toler) On Saturday, Duggins found the checkers first in the Hobby Stocks after a lap two wreck, followed by Ferrell, Thomas, Goldwich-Rhames and Weber. Keeler took the checkers in the Northern [Read More]

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Shelby County Speedway hosts six IMCA divisions at Tiny Lund Memorial, Brandon Saltzman Showdown

HARLAN, Iowa (Sept. 19, 2023) – The 31st annual Tiny Lund Memorial and inaugural Brandon Saltzman Showdown bring six IMCA divisions to Shelby County Speedway this weekend, Sept. 22 and 23. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars race for $1,250 to win on Friday and for a top check of $4,000 on Saturday, with both winners earning B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility as well. Saturday’s Friesen Performance IMCA Modified winner earns $1,255 and becomes eligible for the 2024 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. IMCA Sunoco Late Models run for $998 to win plus the Sunoco Race Fuels bonus of $250 on opening night, and for $1,998 to win on Saturday. Winner’s checks for Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods are $855 on Friday and $1,555 on Saturday, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks run for $755 to win on Friday and $1,255 on Saturday, and Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts for $255 to win on Friday and $555 on Saturday. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and state points will be awarded both nights.  Hot laps are at [Read More]


2023 IMCA point season ends Sunday, Sept. 24

VINTON, Iowa (Sept. 19, 2023) – The 2023 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season will end this Sun­day, Sept. 24. Final points races will be held that day for sanctioned Modifieds, Late Models, Sprint Cars, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks, Northern SportMods, Southern SportMods, STARS Mod Lites and Sport Com­pacts. Track championship bonus points will be figured and national and regional champions and rookies of the year, as well as the Junior National Champion and Lady Eagle winner, announced as soon as possi­ble after all race reports are received.  Track and series officials have until noon Central Standard Time on Monday, Oct. 23 to notify IMCA of corrections that affect their top 15 point stand­ings before 2023 standings become official. Questions about IMCA point totals and standings should be directed to Virginia Lindsey, director of membership and points, at or by calling 319 472-2201, ext. 215.