IMCA extends offset nose compliance deadline to 2021

VINTON, Iowa – IMCA has extended the deadline for Modified and Northern SportMod drivers with offset nosepieces to comply with divisional rules from Aug. 14 to opening night of the 2021 race season.  “With the shortened racing season and unanticipated volume of Modifieds and Northern SportMods this impacts, we feel it is in the best interest of our members in these divisions to extend the deadline,” stated IMCA President Brett Root. “These repairs are time consuming and can be costly. Because we do not believe it is a performance enhancing issue, we will extend the deadline and focus on notifying drivers we see competing with these cars.”  “We will add wording to the 2021 rules for both divisions so there will be no confusion or doubt where the nosepiece must be and that will be centered on the race car,” he added. Questions can be directed to Executive Director of Competition Dave Brenn.

National Points

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through July 9

IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 776; 2. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 748; 3. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 714; 4. Jesse Rogotzke, Sanborn, Minn., 700; 5. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 699; 6. Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas, 694; 7. Alex Stanford, Chowchilla, Calif., 690; 8. Zachary Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 688; 9. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 681; 10. Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn., 665; 11. Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa, 663; 12. Bart Taylor, Sheridan, Wy., 659; 13. Dakota Sproul, Hays, Kan., 650; 14. Braxton Yeager, Green River, Wy., 638; 15. Tony Leiker, Gillette, Wy., and Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., both 637; 17. Jeff Larson (B1), Freeport, Ill., 630; 18. Jim Thies, Mapleton, Iowa, 626; 19. Tom Berry, Newburg, N.D., 604; 20. Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, 602. IMCA Sunoco Late Models – 1. Logan Duffy, Independence, Iowa, 653; 2. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 633; 3. Dalton Simonsen, Fairfax, Iowa, 522; 4. Colton Leal, Dubuque, Iowa, 439; 5. Mitch Manternach, Dyersville, Iowa, 436; 6. Eric Pollard, Peosta, Iowa, and Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, both 430; 8. Jeff A. [Read More]


2020 Harris Clash is coming to IMCA TV

We are extremely pleased to announce the LEGENDARY Harris Clash has been added to the 2020 IMCA TV schedule.  The Harris Clash started in 1992 with Kelly Shryock winning the first event. The race was then held at Webster City, Boone and Harlan, Iowa. In 1996, the Clash was moved to Knoxville. This allowed racers to compete at the famed half-mile on a level playing field, as the Clash was the only Modified race held there every year.  The Harris Clash quickly became an IMCA must-win event for all Modified competi­tors. Kelly Shryock, Bill Davis, Kyle Strickler and Greg Metz are all two-time winners of the Harris Clash in the Modified division. In 2006, the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod division was added and has been a part of the event ever since.  2018 was an especially exciting year for the Harris Clash and featured a new venue as the race moved to Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn. This was the first opportunity for IMCA competitors to turn laps at this prestigious track.  The [Read More]


Imperial Trophy and Awards help makes Dirt Knight Tour wins nights to remember

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Every feature winner in the upcoming Speed Shift TV Dirt Knights Tour for IMCA Modifieds will receive a knight to remember the night by, courtesy of new sponsor Imperial Trophy and Awards. The Fort Wayne, Ind., company provides the trophies, topped by the 12” figure of a medieval knight, to be presented in victory lane following each event in the 11th annual tour. Imperial, branded as Your Recognition Company, was started 55 years ago by Tommy Loy and is now owned and operated by his daughter Kim Coble and son Randy Loy. While adding to an already extensive line of promotional items, apparel and drinkware, Imperial has developed a new and now growing niche in the motorsports awards market.  “Everyone has been super happy. It’s been a very smooth transition,” said Coble. “Our customers who have wanted promotional items can get trophies and awards with their logos on them, too.”  “We’ve purchased new equipment and expanded our product lines,” she continued. “Whatever our customers want with their name on, we can probably do [Read More]


Fellow RaceSaver drivers help King get second Southern United Sprint feature win

CLEVELAND, Texas (July 4) – Daniel King had his quick thinking crew to thank for his first Southern United Sprints feature win of the season. He had his competition to thank for his second.  King led all 25 laps of Saturday’s IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Lawanda Cogburn Scorekeeper Memorial at 105 Speedway after breaking in hot laps and borrowing a driveshaft from Kent Lewis Sr.  Lewis, Trey Schmidt and a host of King’s fellow drivers helped him get back on track for the heat. He finished second in that race, then started outside the front row in the feature and ran in lapped traffic much of the way but was not challenged  Isaiah Garcia, Rod Craddock, Schmidt and Tyler Harris rounded out the top five.  King had been the series’ opening night winner after his crew jury rigged his car with bungee cord to keep it in gear. Feature results – 1. Daniel King; 2. Isaiah Garcia; 3. Rod Craddock; 4. Trey Schmidt; 5. Tyler Harris; 6. Caleb Padgett; 7. Matt Migl; 8. Chris Hinsen; 9. [Read More]


Johnson Memorial for Northern SportMods is Friday at Murray County

SLAYTON, Minn. – Murray County Speedway hosts its inaugural Brycen Johnson Memorial on Friday, July 10, paying $1,541 to win and a minimum of $241 to start the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod main event.  IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 Sport Com­pacts are also on the card at Slayton. There is no entry fee and pit passes are $30.  Pit gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 6 p.m. Hot laps are at 7:15 p.m. with racing to follow.  Event sponsors are Hadley Steel, Hadley Elevator, Hadley Liquor and Pizza Ranch of Slayton. More information is available from promoter Aaron Betz at 507 227-8575.


Benton County Speedway race start time change

By Jerry Mackey  VINTON, Iowa – Specialty Race Promotions, operators of Benton County Speedway, The Bullring, have made the decision to set the start time for the Sunday race programs back to 6 p.m.  That change was made due to the difficulties of getting enough water into the track under the summer’s high sun, which has made for dusty conditions. The start time will be set back an hour which will not only allow better race conditions but will make for much more comfortable conditions for our loyal race fans. Effective this Sunday, July 12 the grandstands and pit gates will open at 4 p.m. with hot laps set to get underway at 6 p.m. with racing to follow.   


Weekly racing continues Friday at U.S. 36

OSBORN, Mo. – The weekly racing championship chase continues this Friday, July 10 at U.S. 36 Raceway. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods all on the race night program. For this Friday, U.S. 36 Raceway has improved the payout for the Sprint Cars. The winner earns $600, second $500 and third $400, down to a minimum of $150 to start.  Pit gates open at 4 p.m. The grandstands open at 6 p.m. with hot laps at 7:30 p.m. and racing at 8 p.m. Tickets for the event are $15 for general admission, $12 for senior and military and children 12 and younger are free. On Friday, July 24, Osborn hosts the fourth annual Joe Crist Memorial Stock Car Shootout. The IMCA Stock Cars are racing for $1,262 to win and $125 to start. Other bonuses up for grabs are $62 for a heat race win, $162 for the longest haul, $62 for drawing the 62 chip and a $62 hard luck award.


United Rebel Sprint Series on Wheatshocker Nationals card at RPM

HAYS, Kan. – The Mel Hambelton Ford Racing POWRi United Rebel Series will gear up for the 12th annual Wheatshocker Nationals at RPMS in Hays on July 11 and 12. This race has been a staple on the URSS schedule since 2008. The Sunday portion of the event will pay $2,000 to win and a minimum of $200 to start. Gates will open at 4 p.m. each day with hot laps slated to begin shortly after 6 p.m. and green flag action at 7 p.m.


Racing resumes Saturday at Springfield Quick Quarter

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – After taking the weekend off for the July 4th holiday, the Quick Quarter of Springfield Raceway will be back in action this Saturday, July 11 with Bad Boy Mowers IMCA Modified action.  The race for the track championship has so far been tight as there has yet to have a repeat winner on the high-banked ¼-mile dirt oval. So far in 2020, Ken Schrader, James Thompson, Trevor Drake, Steven Bowers Jr. and Jody Tillman have claimed feature wins. For more information on Springfield Raceway visit and like the Facebook page or visit the website at www.SpringfieldRaceway.Com.  Racing starts at 7:30 p.m.