National Points

Official 2021 IMCA National Point Standings

Ties Broken by 40-Point Feature Win Totals IMCA Modifieds – 1. Jeff Larson, Freeport, Ill., 1,029; 2. A.J. Ward, Ionia, Mich., 1,023; 3. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 1,011; 4. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,009; 5. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa, 1,009; 6. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 1,002; 7. Ty Clemens, Belgrade, Mont., 998; 8. Jim Pettit, Prunedale, Calif., 998; 9. Shane DeMey, Denison, Iowa, 987; 10. Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill., 984; 11. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 979; 12. Alec Childs, Lovelock, Nev., 977; 13. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 976; 14. Aaron Johnson, Brainerd, Minn., 975; 15. Jeffrey Reay, Portland, Mich., 972; 16. Chris Mills, Sioux City, Iowa, 970; 17. Regan Tafoya, Farmington, N.M., 970; 18. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 966; 19. Myron DeYoung, Stanton, Mich., 966; 20. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 964. IMCA Sunoco Late Models – 1. Cory Dumpert, Exeter, Neb., 812; 2. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 811; 3. Andy Nezworski, Blue Grass, Iowa, 791; 4. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 787; 5. Logan Duffy, Independence, Iowa, 781; 6. Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb., 779; 7. Ben Sukup, [Read More]

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Four IMCA divisions primed for 24th annual Duel In The Desert

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Four IMCA divisions are on the week-long card as The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway hosts the 24th annual Duel In The Desert Nov. 8-13.  IMCA Modifieds race for $10,000 to win their Saturday night main event on the half-mile oval and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods both for $5,000. IMCA STARS Mod Lites make their Duel debut in a $1,500 to win event. The Modified winner becomes eligible to qualify for the 2022 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational; the Stock Car winner earns a starting spot on the B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational grid.  Practice is from 4-9 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 8. All four IMCA divisions will run heats and qualifying features Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 9-11, with feature winners locking into the main event but having the option to race all week to continue accumulating points for starting position. Qualifying features will be paid out each night and available at the pit shack after the races. Duel In The Desert lineups [Read More]

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IMCA honors record number of champions at national banquet

LINCOLN, Neb. – IMCA returns to Lincoln to honor a record number of champions and rookies of the year at the national banquet on Saturday, Nov. 27. Drivers winning nearly 700 national, regional, track, special series and state championships, as well as national and regional rookie of the year honors during the 2021 race season will be recognized during the banquet, to be held at the Marriott Cornhusker Hotel in down­town Lincoln. Banquet attendees can go to the IMCA website and purchase tickets for $35 each and make room reservations at the Cornhusker by using www.imca.com/banquet. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and the awards ceremony starts at 8 p.m. Marketing sponsors recognized during the evening will include 25-year award recipients Aero Race Wheels, Brodix, Gil­lund Enterprises/Justice Brothers and KSE Racing Products. Kirkey, Mitchell Machine and Performance Distributors receive 15-year awards. Carolina Racing Supply, MD3, Performance Engineering & Manufacturing, Precise Racing Products, Velocita and Wehrs Machine & Racing Products will be recognized for 10 years as IMCA sponsors. Five-year sponsors are FAST, Side Biter Chassis and Swift [Read More]

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Storybook night at Beatrice sees Frye win Octoberfest IMCA SportMod, Stock features

BEATRICE, Neb. (Oct. 15-16) – After making his first trip to victory lane at Beatrice Speedway, Tyler Frye described the Saturday Octoberfest show as a pretty remarkable night. After his second main event win, it became a storybook night. Frye borrowed a ride from Cody Williams and won the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature, then wheeled his own IMCA Sunoco Stock Car to the checkers. He started fourth in the Northern SportMod main, worked the top side from the get-go and was in the lead for good when the second of 20 laps was scored. That victory, ahead of Kaylin Lopez and Adam Armstrong,  was his first at Beatrice’s fall special since his 2015 national championship season. The Stock Car win came from the pole and in just his sixth start in that ride. “The car felt awesome. I knew from lap one that I had a good car,” Frye said. “I ran my line and hoped no one stuck their nose under or around me. It’s awesome to win in a car we bought [Read More]

Events

Three IMCA divisions run at Oct. 22-23 Heart O’ Texas Fall Classic

WACO, Texas – Heart O’ Texas Speedway will host its 24th annual Fall Classic Oct. 22-23, with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods all running for $2,000 to win. A minimum of $150 will be paid to start each of those “A” mains. The Modified winner becomes eligible to qualify for the 2022 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational, the Stock Car winner for the 2022 B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational. Friday is qualifying night and pit passes are $30. Gates open at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 8 p.m. A minimum of eight cars will qualify in each division for Saturday main events. Saturday Night is Championship Night with $35 pit passes. Gates open at 4 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. Last chance qualifiers complete the starting fields for all divisions. Drivers competing Saturday only have to start at the back of a last-chance qualifier and pay an additional $30. Entry fee and non-qualifier pay in all three IMCA divisions is $100. Drivers must race [Read More]

Results

Jason Smith, Family Owner of Speedway Motors, Passes Away at Age 60

By Speedway Motors PR Team (Lincoln, Neb. Oct. 16) Speedway Motors, a manufacturer, retailer and distributor of high-quality automotive parts and racing products, is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Jason Smith, second-generation family owner, after a long battle with cancer at the age of 60. “We are devastated by the loss of Jason. He was a leader and innovator in the after-market industry,” said Clay Smith, President & CEO of Speedway Motors. “Jason was truly passionate about the hobby, our customers and our business.” He spent the early years at Speedway Motors stuffing envelopes on evenings and weekends, sweeping the floors, putting away mufflers and taking packages to the Greyhound station on the back of a truck. In a video interview about the company’s rebrand in 2019, he said, “I worked for my dad basically my whole life. The earliest memory is [when I was] about six or seven years old. My pay in those days was a new grape soda. So if I’d help sweep the floor or pick up something, by [Read More]

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Ogle, Poor, Fain, Leasure score IMCA Southern Challenge wins at Abilene

ABILENE, Texas (Oct. 16) – Vince Ogle figured he’d finished every position but first in all the years he’s been running Abilene Speedway’s Ryan Bard Memorial Southern Challenge. He led all 30 laps of the IMCA Modified feature at the 27th annual event to get that first win and $2,500 Saturday night.  “I’ve been trying to win this race for 25 years and I’m pretty sure I’ve finished everywhere except first,” he said. “It’s a really awesome feeling to finally win it. I was beginning to think it wouldn’t happen. This was the best shot I had at winning it and I didn’t want to let it go.”  “I gave it everything I had every lap.”  Ogle had drawn the outside pole start, then made last-minute setup changes after main event hot laps.  Into lapped traffic early, he was challenged by track champion Fred Wojtek on the lower line, then saw William Gould’s pass for the lead waved off by a caution. Ogle held the pack at bay to the checkers, winning ahead of Wojtek, Gould, [Read More]

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Fireworks follow rich World IMCA Stock Car Championship feature win by LaCrosse

BATESVILLE, Ark. (Oct. 16) – An IMCA Sunoco Stock Car marathon ended with a two-lap sprint and Benji LaCrosse took home $50,000 from Batesville Motor Speedway’s World IMCA Stock Car Championship presented by IMCA.TV Saturday night. LaCrosse took his first lead seven circuits into the 71-lapper, passed Peyton Taylor on the 21st and 43rd circuits to regain the front spot, then held off Taylor in a two-lap shootout following a late caution. “I’m just speechless,” LaCrosse said following the top payday in division history and then getting a chance to catch his breath mid-interview while waiting for a spectacular post-race fireworks display to end. “We had a good car all week and I thought if a guy could get through quick enough he had a good chance of holding the spot. It was better than I thought to start off and it worked out pretty well.” LaCrosse had started seventh, runner-up Taylor 15th. Pole starter Dylan Thornton, Derrick Agee and hard charger Westin Abbey rounded out the top five. Dallon Murty led the first six laps, with [Read More]

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IMCA banquet tickets, room reservations available online

LINCOLN, Neb. – Tickets for the Saturday, Nov. 27 IMCA national awards banquet and room reservations at the Cornhusker Marriott in Lincoln are now available online.  Banquet attendees can go to the IMCA website and make arrangements for both by using www.imca.com/banquet. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and the awards ceremony starts at 8 p.m. The champions’ reception will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26 at the Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed. 

Results

After rainout, World IMCA Stock Car Championship back on track Friday

BATESVILLE, Ark. – Thursday’s scheduled World IMCA Stock Car Championship program presented by IMCA.TV at Batesville Motor Speedway was rained out. Qualifying resumes at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Friday) then Saturday at noon, with the $50,000 to win main event bringing the Saturday night show to a close. Ninety-five entries were on hand for opening night of the track’s 50th anniversary special on Wednesday. The World IMCA Stock Car Championship is broadcast by IMCA.TV.