National Points

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through May 13

IMCA Modifieds – 1. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 957; 2. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 956; 3. Kellen Chadwick, Oakley, Calif., 756; 4. Bricen James, Albany, Ore., 728; 5. Jerry Flippo, Bakersfield, Calif., 714; 6. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif., 700; 7. Jim Pettit, Prunedale, Calif., 673; 8. William Miller, Yuma, Ariz., 654; 9. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 615; 10. Tanner Black, Otis, Kan., 557; 11. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 529; 12. Troy Foulger, Oakley, Calif., 518; 13. Chris Morris, Taylor, Texas, 472; 14. Braxton Yeager, Green River, Wy., and Kelly Johnson, Peoria, Ariz., both 466; 16. Michael Thing Jr., Campo, Calif., 461; 17. Paul Culp, Creswell, Ore., 459; 18. Cody Burke, Salinas, Calif., 456; 19. Grey Ferrando, Stayton, Ore., 451; 20. Jake Pike, Pahrump, Nev., 450. IMCA Sunoco Late Models – 1. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 382; 2. Logan Duffy, Independence, Iowa, 363; 3. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 308; 4. Bryan Moreland, Durango, Iowa, 266; 5. Eric Pollard, Peosta, Iowa, 253; 6. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 233; 7. Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb., 227; 8. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, [Read More]

Sponsors

Razor Chassis signs for eighth season as title sponsor of IMCA South Central Region

PLATTE CENTER, Neb. – Modified drivers in the IMCA South Central Region enjoy title sponsor­ship support of Razor Chassis for an eighth consecutive season in 2021. The Platte Center, Neb., chassis builder and high performance parts retailer again furnishes a por­tion of the $6,000 point fund to be paid to top 10 drivers in the region, comprised of tracks in Texas, southern Oklahoma and southern New Mexico. Winning the Razor Chassis South Central Regional crown is good for a $2,500 share of that point fund. The runner-up gets $1,250 with $625 paid for third, $325 for fourth, $300 for fifth and $200 for sixth through 10th places.  “It has been a privilege to be working with IMCA again this year.  As we continue to grow as a company, having a partner like IMCA keeps us on the cutting edge of designing and building a competitive chassis for all of our drivers who chose to #JointheElite,” said Razor Chassis owner Travis Roth. “We look forward to partnering with IMCA for many years to come.  Good luck to the [Read More]

Events

IMCA Modifieds race for $1,200 to win, All-Star ballot berth May 21 at Michigan’s I-96

LAKE ODESSA, Mich. – A $1,200 top prize and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth are at stake Friday, May 21 at I-96 Speedway.  The feature pays a minimum of $200 to start with IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Dirt Works Eastern Region, KMJ Performance State and track points to be awarded at the draw/redraw show. There is no entry fee. Pit gates open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m., hot laps are at 6:45 p.m. and racing starts at 8 p.m. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $5 for kids ages 6-11 and free for ages five and under. More information is available by calling the track at 616 642-0555. Another $1,200 to win, draw/redraw Fast Shafts race for the Modifieds is scheduled Aug. 20 during the Allstar Circuit of Champions program at Lake Odessa.

Results

Kinderknecht passing IMCA STARS Mod Lite tests

SALINA, Kan. – Justin Kinderknecht made the decision last year that when racing resumed full swing, he’d travel more often to test his on-track skills against more drivers from more parts of the country.  The IMCA STARS Mod Lite driver from Salina, Kan., has passed every test so far, starting in Florida and most recently during a quick midweek trip to Iowa.  “You can’t get better racing the same guys at the same tracks,” Kinderknecht reasoned. “I made it a goal last season to travel more and see how I stacked up. Any time you can run top five at somebody else’s track it’s a good night.” He won the race of champions and posted a pair of top four finishes in Sugar Bowl Winter Nationals starts at Hendry County Motorsports Park in February before racing closer to home at Valley Speedway and Salina Speedway. Kinderknecht then racked up three straight checkers, at 81 Speedway before venturing to Iowa and on back-to-back nights May 5 at Stuart Speedway’s Bill Davis Sr. Memorial and May 6 [Read More]

Results

Shute dominates IMCA Modifieds at Stuart’s Durbin Memorial

By Josh Reynolds STUART, Iowa (May 12) – A dominating run ended with Todd Shute standing in victory lane at Stuart Speedway’s Jake Durbin Memorial. Shute and Josh Gilman made up the front row of the IMCA Modified headliner, and Shute led Gilman and Matthew Meinecke early with the rest of the field two- and three-wide behind.  Chase Rudolf made it to third on lap eight, but it was all Shute on this night as he drove to the caution-free win, worth $1,000. Already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, Shute won ahead of Gilman in second with Rudolf third.  One hundred and thirty-four cars rolled into town for the Wednesday night show. Other IMCA winners were Damon Murty, Josh May, Brandon Cox, Hunter Longnecker and Craig Furstenau.  Michael Jeannette and Bob Daniels led the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars to the green flag next with Jeannette leading early. Damon Murty and Dallon Murty were picking them off throughout the 20 lap event and on the final restart it was Damon using the top side [Read More]

Results

Young rookies rule El Paso County Raceway

By Anna Spinuzzi CALHAN, Colo. (May 8) – Last Saturday was a night full of action-packed IMCA dirt racing and a night full of firsts at El Paso County Raceway. After a brief rain delay fans were treated to a night full of upsets when four IMCA racing divisions saw first-time track winners, including three young first-time feature winners, which was a first for the track itself.  In a night full of surprises, the night’s youngest winner was 14-year-old Hunter Smith in his 10th career start as he drove away with the checkered flag in the competitive IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock division. Smith is making an impressive run at being the 2021 rookie of the year with 50 shows planned. Smith’s run was at risk after ripping off the rear suspension while racing the night before in Colby, Kan. His crew pulled it off and got him on track for his first feature win Saturday at El Paso and on track for the rookie title.  Another young surprise in the Mach-1 Sport Compact division was from a [Read More]

Results

Brewerton, Fulton are first NY tracks to sanction IMCA STARS Mod Lites

BREWERTON, N.Y. – The newest IMCA division is new to race programs at two New York speedplants.  Brewerton Speedway hosts 15 Friday night dates for the STARS Mod Lites beginning May 14 through Sept. 3. Fulton Speedway, half an hour to the west, features the class as part of May 22, June 12, July 24 and Aug. 21 Saturday shows. The STARS Mod Lite sanctions are the first in the state announced by IMCA. “Our drivers asked us to sanction with IMCA so they could run for points,” explained Cory Reed, promoter at both tracks, located in the north central New York. “Some of our teams had traveled to out-of-state races to chase STARS points last year.”  Mod Lites had run 20-plus years on the 1/3-mile clay oval at Brewerton and at specials on the 3/8-mile clay at Fulton. Reed likes both the unique appearance and economics of the division and hopes the combination of IMCA sanctioning can boost car count numbers for both weekly and special events.  “These cars have a different look than [Read More]

Results

Bloom scores huge win at Cottage Grove

By Stephanie Deatherage  COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (May 8) – Cottage Grove Speedway had the second round of Mother’s Day Weekend racing on Saturday, May 8 and the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods boasted a massive 27 cars in the pit area. The main event was a relatively caution-free affair of the 20-lap feature. Aaron Bloom secured the top place position on opening start and began to take off from the rest of the contingent. Two stoppages occurred through the course of the main event.  The first yellow was on lap two, with the second and final one taking place on lap 11. The final caution bunched the field up close together and brought some challengers that threatened Bloom’s reign.  After the restart, David Schmidt  tried to overtake Bloom but could not wholly perform the pass. Schmidt eventually had his hands full with a charging Jorddon Braaten. Braaten passed Schmidt and was on the attack against Bloom with a few circuits remaining.  Braaten briefly went side by side with Bloom for the top place position. But despite [Read More]

Results

Defending champ finds success at Grayson County

By Derrike Pennington BELLS, Texas (May 8) – Logan Scherb broke his cold streak and returned to 2020 form Saturday night, taking home his first Texas Sprint Series win of the season at Grayson County Speedway. Scherb charged to the front of the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car field after starting sixth, weaving through traffic wherever he could find an opening. Early in the race, front row starters Michael Day and Jeff Emerson thrilled fans racing wheel-to-wheel. Unfortunately, they got a little too close toward the end while chasing Scherb and brought out a late-race caution which sent Emerson to the rear.  Chance McCrary and Michelle Parson each brought home their season best finishes with McCrary holding strong up front all race and coming home in second and a plus-five charge from Parson putting her in third. The hard charger went to Corby Scherb after starting 20th and finishing seventh.  Feature results – 1. Logan Scherb; 2. Chance McCrary; 3. Michelle Parson; 4. Michael Day; 5. Merle Scherb; 6. Jerrad Warhurst; 7. Corby Scherb; 8. Christian Kinnison; 9. [Read More]

Results

Olson aces opener at Arlington

ARLINGTON, Minn. (May 8) – Opening night at Arlington Raceway saw 128 cars in action and Matt Olson in victory lane after the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock lidlifter.  Mason Goettl led the first few laps from his front row starting spot before defending national and track champion Cory Probst, who had started 12th, came calling. Olson had been picking off cars and got around Probst following a restart to take over the lead and led the remaining laps to win the race. Probst took second and Goettl took third. The IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature did not disappoint. Jeff Larson started in the third row and going into turn two got around five cars to take the lead. He and Brent Uecker then raced side-by-side for several laps.  Larson maintained his spot out front while he led the field around the track but defending and 11-time track champion Dan Mackenthun, who had started 11th, was seeing the front clearly and wanted the win. He made a last-lap pass and got around Uecker but couldn’t get [Read More]