Michigan racing peers pick Silver Bullet’s Hoonhout for promoter of the year award

OWENDALE, Mich. – Matt Hoonhout will have a second plaque to put on display in the new front entrance building at Silver Bullet Speedway.  Starting his 10th year in charge of the Owendale oval, Hoonhout is now recipient of 2020 Michigan Auto Racing Fan Club and 2021 Michigan Speedway Promoters Association promoter of the year awards.  “I did not expect to receive either of them,” he admitted. “The MARFC award is a great honor. We did not have a banquet because of Covid so I got it at my track. It’s a cool award, probably the second best you can get in the State of Michigan.”  “The MSPA award is the coolest because it’s voted on by your peers, your fellow track owners and promoters.”  He’ll get the MSPA plaque later this spring, in time to have both awards displayed on opening night in the combination ticket booth, restaurant, restroom, gift shop and museum at Owendale, where IMCA Modifieds are on Saturday race cards for a fifth consecutive season. Hoonhout had a personal connection to Owendale [Read More]


Phillips County getting down ‘n dirty in 2022

HOLYOKE, Colo. – 2022 gets down and dirty at Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo., as BST Promotions presents your 2022 PCR race season. Phillips County Raceway breaks the front for our season-opening Spring Fling on April 16 featuring the first show of the season for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, IMCA Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts.  Memorial Day Weekend will be the first race of the season for the Colorado Alliance Tour as seven divisions battle in a winner takes all tour of Colorado’s best race tracks. July is action-packed with four dates, including a doubleheader July 8 and 9. Night two is Fan Appreciation Night with the Mid-Season Showdown on July 23 and the Phillips County Fair on July 29.  In August, PCR will host the CAT Crown as the CAT Tour comes to a close and crowns its champion on Aug. 21. The season comes to a close in September with the Labor Day Weekend Summer Send-Off on Sept. 4 and season championship on Sept. 18.  [Read More]


El Paso County Raceway primed for April 23 opening night

CALHAN, Colo. – BST Promotions is excited to bring the 2022 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Race Season to El Paso County Raceway for yet another year of the fastest dirt track racing in the area. Starting Saturday, April 23 and running until Sept. 24, the 2022 EPCR race season is full of action. Heat races will start at 5 p.m. and the fast-paced main events will run from 7-10 p.m. Regular race programs feature IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, IMCA Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts. BST will also host two test and tune sessions before the season begins, on April 2 and April 9 and track officials encourage drivers and crews to come out and get some laps in, get registered and safety inspected, and check out this year’s competition.  The 2022 season will be an exciting one for fans as the United Rebel Winged Sprint Cars come to Colorado for the first time in more than four years and will kick off the season right with our April 23 Winged Sprint [Read More]


IMCA Stock Car, Modified wins give Madrid first sweep at Central Arizona

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (Jan. 21) – Winning the first feature of the night helped Zachary Madrid win the last one. Madrid was a double winner in the 2022 lidlifter at Central Arizona Speedway, topping both the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main event and the IMCA Modified headliner. While he’s won two IMCA features twice on the same night before at other venues, Friday marked the first time he accomplished the feat at Casa Grande.  “The track was heavy. Running the Stock Car feature first helped me a ton figuring out where to run and what line I should follow in the Modified,” Madrid said. “I ran high in (turns) three and four, the middle to bottom in one and two, and wherever I could to get through traffic.” He crossed the stripe ahead of Scott Sluka and Eric Lloyd in the Stock Car feature. Jacob Pace and Kelsie Foley ran 2-3 in the Modified finale. “Everything worked out for us pretty good,” said Madrid, who earned Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility along with the [Read More]


Always learning, Thompson takes $1,000 IMCA Modified checkers at Central Arizona

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (Jan. 22) – Cody Thompson got his first win of 2022 while continuing his IMCA Modified education Saturday at Central Arizona Speedway. The 2021 national and North Central Region rookie of the year motored from ninth starting to the lead just before midway, then outran Friday winner Zachary Madrid and hard charger Matt Aukland to the $1,000 checkers. “I just kind of worked my way up there and made my passes in (turns) three and four,” said the Sioux City, Iowa, speedster, already eligible to qualify for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. “I restarted behind Zach – he’s pretty good – after a caution and did a slide job on him for the lead.”  Thompson made nine early-season starts in Arizona last year and had six IMCA.TV Winter Nationals outings under his belt before journeying to Case Grande this January.  “Central Arizona remind me of Park Jefferson Speedway,” said Thompson, broadening his horizons by helping at a friend’s horse ranch between his Arizona starts. “It takes the same gear and has tighter [Read More]


Lincolns take promotional helm at Dawson County Raceway

LEXINGTON, Neb. – Bobby and Janelle Lincoln take charge at a second Nebraska race track this season, promoting Sunday night shows at Dawson County Raceway. The IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, IMCA Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts at Lexington starts May 8 with season championship night set for Aug. 28. “We are good friends with (former promoter) Chad Dolan and wanted to make sure this track stayed open,” Bobby said. “So we talked to the fair board and got the deal done.” The Lincolns anticipate sharing a lot of cars with other IMCA tracks, including their own Abe’s US 30 Speedway in Columbus. “Chad had Dawson County for three years. We helped the first half of the first season and when needed after that,” said Bobby. “Any changes we make will be very minor. Chad did everything right and we’re going to keep doing it that way.” Expected additions to the upcoming schedule include a pair of tour events. “Dawson County [Read More]


David Raffurty services are Feb. 5

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – David Raffurty, 57, Kansas City, Mo., raced into the final lap of life on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, after a courageous battle with Covid 19.  David was born in Kansas City on Oct. 26, 1964, to Richard and Linda Raffurty. David was a life-long resident of Kansas City. He attended the Center School District. He graduated from CHS in 1983. David attended vocational school, studying welding and mechanical design. In his senior year, he designed and built a log splitter that won him many awards for welding and design that was way ahead of its time. As a teenager, David worked for Country Club Tree Service in Kansas City, along with having his own firewood business. He had a work ethic second to no one, which led him to starting his own very successful company, D & R Excavating in 1986. He did it his way, built it from the ground up, with no help from outside his abilities.  He always took the time to help friends and family with whatever [Read More]

National Points

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through Jan. 15

IMCA Modifieds ­­– 1. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 252; 2. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 247; 3. Tanner Black, Otis, Kan., 244; 4. Grey Ferrando, Stayton, Ore., 230; 5. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 228; 6. Tripp Gaylord, Lakewood, Colo., 219; 7. Jeremy Mills, Clear Lake, Iowa, 214; 8. Jerry Flippo, Bakersfield, Calif., 200; 9. Mike McKinney, Plainfield, Ill., 199; 10. Austen Becerra, Carthage, Ill., 187; 11. Bricen James, Albany, Ore., 178; 12. Austin Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 176; 13. Trevor Fitz-Gibbon, Nipomo, Calif., 171; 14. Braxton Yeager, Green River, Wy., 170; 15. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 168; 16. Kyle Heckman, Bakersfield, Calif., 167; 17. Zachary Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 162; 18. Ryan Roath, Peoria, Ariz., 157; 19. Matt Bonine, Onawa, Iowa, 140; 20. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 139.  IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, 253; 2. Jim Horejsi, Marshall, Minn., and Josh Most, Red Oak, Iowa, both 249; 4. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif., 215; 5. Shelby Williams, Bonham, Texas, 213; 6. Jason Doyle, Marion, Iowa, 212; 7. Zachary Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 202; 8. [Read More]


Racer’s Winter Swap Meet this Saturday in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Neb. – Drivers and race team members looking to get a jump on the 2022 race season or maybe just pick up a bargain or two will be headed to the Racer’s Winter Swap Meet and Trade Show this Saturday at Ag Park, located at 822 15th Street in Columbus. More than 120 booth spaces have already been sold for the Jan. 22 swap meet. Doors open at 8 a.m. and the steals and deals continue until 3 p.m.  Admission is $5. Don’t miss out on gently used high performance parts that have been taking up space in the shop. No matter what, this will be the place to buy, sell, trade or donate them to a new shop. Whether it is race cars, UTV/ATV, boats, go karts, demolition derby parts, trailers, this will be the perfect time to buy, sell or trade these items.  Fifty racer booths will be on site and US30 Speedway, Dawson County Raceway, Boone County Raceway and Beatrice Speedway track officials in attendance as well.  New parts will also be on display [Read More]


Five win features, four clinch titles on IMCA.TV Winter Nationals’ final night

By Ben Deatherage  SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 15) ­ ­– Five drivers were feature winners and four more became champions on the final night of the IMCA.TV Winter Nationals presented by Yuma Insurance at Cocopah Speedway. Ethan Dotson, Chanse Hollatz, Shane Paris and Bobby Horton topped point standings in their respective divisions while Tripp Gaylord, Shelby Williams, Ryan Peery, Thomas Daffern and Riley Clem took the checkers Saturday evening at Somerton. Gaylord cleared Grey Ferrando for the early lead in the IMCA Modified 25-lapper, then set a wicked pace and caught up with the back of the field. The lone caution took place on lap 13 and Kollin Hibdon got close following the restart but couldn’t quite catch the leader. Gaylord’s $1,000 win made him Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligible. Hibdon was second and Tim Ward third. Dotson, a five-time Winter Nationals winner, paced points ahead of Ward and Tanner Black.  The 20-lap IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main saw Zach Madrid and Dallon Murty battle at the front, swapping the lead before Williams got the [Read More]