Bubak best in Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP Nationals opener

By Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 13) – The opening leg of the third annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals picked up right where the 2018 edition left off, with a pair of Jakes slugging it out for the Thursday night feature win atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval.  This time, Jake Bubak turned the tables on defending race winner Jake Martens, battling into the lead on the 17th round and racing on to the stripe ahead of Jason Martin and Martens. “I feel like we got one taken away from us last year. We’re here to win the whole thing this time,” Bubak commented after putting himself atop the point charts and in prime position to secure a lock-in position to Saturday’s $3,000-to-win finale. Bubak snared IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car honors over a field of 42 entries. With Bubak pulling the eight in the redraw to start the 25-lap feature outside the fourth row, Martens and Tanner Conn led the way to the green flag. Martens gunned into [Read More]


Thornton is dynamic in Dirt Duel win at Stuart

By Josh Reynolds STUART, Iowa (June 12) – Another big-money event ended with Ricky Thornton Jr., this time in an IMCA Sunoco Stock Car. The multi-division star raced from eighth starting to win the 50-lap headline event at Stuart Speedway’s Dynamic Drivelines Dirt Duel presented by Sniper Speed & Midstate Machine Wednesday night. The checkers were good for $3,000 and came ahead of Abe Huls and Johnny Spaw.  Huls had taken the early lead over Elijah Zevenbergen and Spaw before the yellow flew on lap three. Huls led the next circuit with Zevenbergen taking over on lap five.  Zevenbergen led one more lap until he went into a wild spin in turn two to bring out the second and what proved to be final yellow of the night. Once the green came out again it was Huls leading Thornton and Spaw. Thornton followed in Huls’ tire tracks until making his move on lap 18 and taking over the front spot. As the racing surface slicked off, cars moved to the bottom of the track and [Read More]


Nielsen thunders to rich Hobby checkers at Algona

By Greg Grabianowski ALGONA, Iowa (June 13) – Cody Nielsen made like lightning in winning Thursday’s Thunder­dome IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock Shootout at Kossuth County Speedway. The victory paid $1,000 and came ahead of defending race winner Dylan Nelson.  Josh Sidles and Jamie Weishaar brought the feature field to the flag stand as Sidles took the ini­tial lead.  Cautions came out on laps two and eight to bunch the field back up; Nielsen grabbed the lead at halfway and went on to his second feature win of the season at Algona.  Keeran Sampson, national points leader Leah Wroten and Josh Sidles completed the top five. Nielsen also scored hard charger honors after starting 11th.  Jeremy Mills raced to IMCA Modified career win number 99 and Heath Tulp topped the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature.  Alec Fett was first to the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod checkers while Jay DeVries was the Mach-1 Sport Compact winner. Feature results – 1. Cody Nielsen; 2. Dylan Nelson; 3. Keeran Sampson; 4. Leah Wroten; 5. Josh Sidles; 6. Brandon Nielsen; 7. [Read More]

National Points

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through June 13

IMCA Modifieds – 1. David Goode Jr., Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,009; 2. Chris Morris, Taylor, Texas, 955; 3. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 930; 4. Zachary Madrid, Tucson, Ariz., 892; 5. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 878; 6. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 821; 7. Jeffrey Hoegh, New Caney, Texas, 806; 8. Jeff “Bubba” Stafford Jr., Wittmann, Ariz., 770; 9. Kevin Green, Waco, Texas, 758; 10. Chris Elliott, Abilene, Texas, 676; 11. Tyler Mecl, Queen Creek, Ariz., 672; 12. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 655; 13. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 649; 14. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 628; 15. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., 622; 16. Shane DeMey, Denison, Iowa, and David Goode Sr., Copperas Cove, Texas, both 621; 18. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 618; 19. Beau Begnaud, Spring, Texas, 612; 20. Jeff Larson (B1), Freeport, Ill., 603. IMCA Late Models – 1. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 458; 2. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 456; 3. Justin L. Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 425; 4. Dalton Simonsen, Fairfax, Iowa, 391; 5. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 371; 6. Cory Dumpert, York, Neb., 340; 7. Todd Malmstrom, Hampton, [Read More]


AMI Graphics renews official IMCA supplier status

STRAFFORD, N.H. – AMI Graphics continues its invaluable role as Official Signage Supplier of IMCA for an 11th season in 2019.  The full-service sports facility and event signage company again provides special pricing to sanctioned tracks on items ranging from vinyl and mesh banners to decals, adhesive prints, and vehicle wraps. “AMI Graphics does so many things behind the scenes for IMCA racers and sanctioned tracks, as well as for us as an organization,” stated Kevin Yoder, director of marketing for the sanctioning body. “We’re blessed to have their resources for some of the biggest projects in dirt track racing.”  With strategic locations in New Hampshire and Florida, AMI Graphics is in the second year of a three-year pact with IMCA that runs through 2020. “We are pleased to continue our partnership with IMCA and are committed to delivering a superior level of service to them and their member tracks,” said Garrett Wensberg of AMI Graphics. More information about AMI Graphics is available at or by calling 603 664-7174.


New promoters see Sunday car counts on upswing at The New Raceway Park

JEFFERSON, S.D. – An offer he couldn’t say no to got Sioux City businessman Steve Kiraly back into motorsports. The former driver and industry veteran Dennis Moore now co-promote The New Raceway Park in Jef­ferson S.D. With IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Kustoms North­ern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts on regular weekly programs, they’ve seen car counts go up at every Sunday show since opening night on May 26. “It was excellent that we got the IMCA sanction,” said Kiraly. “We’re bringing the fun back to rac­ing at this track. We saw four-wide racing at our last show and the drivers had a blast. We had 63 cars on our first night, 68 cars on our second and 72 on our third.” “We have a lot of IMCA drivers who live in this area,” he added, “and we’re going to work very hard at getting the drivers who stopped racing here to come back.” Forty-six truckloads of black gumbo clay were added to the quarter-mile oval this spring as [Read More]


Super Nationals online registration underway

BOONE, Iowa – Online registration for the biggest and best event in all of dirt track racing is underway.  Drivers in all divisions except the Late Models planning to compete at the Sept. 2-7 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s must pre-register online. The form for pre-registration can be found at and under the Super Nationals menu.  Drivers who do not already have a MyRacePass account can create one when they go to that link. “We began the on-line registration process last year and it helped speed up the entire process immensely,” said IMCA President Brett Root. “It made it considerably easier for our staff to prepare for Super Nationals leading up to the event and streamlined much of the actual week of Super Nationals for IMCA and Boone Speedway employees.”  Drivers must also pre-register to reserve pit stalls and to compete in the Aug. 31 Prelude at Boone Speedway. Pit stall application links are on Super Nationals menus on both IMCA and Boone Speedway websites as well.  Entry fees for the 37th annual Super Nationals [Read More]

Deery Brothers Summer Series
Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

Deery Series doubleheader next at Maquoketa, Independence

MAQUOKETA, Iowa – Deery Brothers Summer Series drivers return to a pair of famil­iar venues next week, with $2,000 to win features Tuesday, June 18 at Maquoketa Speedway and Wednesday, June 19 at Independence Motor Speedway. Both IMCA Late Model main events pay a minimum of $300 to start.  Maquoketa, the site of a dozen previous Deery events, opens the pit gates at 3:15 p.m. Racing follows 6:15 p.m. hot laps, with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods on the program as well. Spectator admission is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and students and free for kids ages 12 and under, while pit passes are $30. The Wednesday show will be the 30th held at Independence since 1987, the series’ inaugural sea­son.  Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m., hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and racing gets underway at 7 p.m. Also on the card are IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods. Admission to the grandstand is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $15 for students and [Read More]


Winner banks $2,500 at IMCA Northern SportMod Nationals

BRITT, Iowa – There’s a $2,500 check waiting for the winner of Hancock County Speedway’s Tuesday, June 18 Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod Nationals.  The MaxYield Seed-sponsored special pays a minimum of $300 to start. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and E3 Spark Plugs Iowa State, but no track points will be awarded and top finishers from each heat advance to the $200 to win DeKalb/Asgrow Dash to determine their starting spots in the main event. Entry fee of $50 must be postmarked by June 14 and should be mailed to 4 Wide Promotions at PO Box 424 in Garner, Iowa, 50438. Late entry fee is $75. Also running that evening at Britt are IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.  National, regional and state points will be awarded in those three divisions. Pit gates open at 5 p.m., the grandstand opens at 6 p.m. and racing follows 7 p.m. hot laps. Spectator admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Kids 12 and under get in free. [Read More]


IMCA Wild West Modified Shootout set for June 21-29

By Ben Deatherage YREKA, Calif. – The ninth annual IMCA Wild West Modified Shootout is ready to get started with eight $1,000 to win features on the series schedule. Teams from Oregon, Washington, California, North Dakota, British Columbia, and beyond are expected to make the journey. The Speedweek extravaganza ventures to some of the best racing facili­ties in California and Oregon. All features are qualifying events for the 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot and pay a minimum of $100 to start. The party gets started on Friday, June 21 at Siskiyou Motor Speedway in Yreka, Calif., for the only date in the Golden State.  Saturday, June 22 will have the tour make the short jump over the border to Southern Oregon Speedway in White City. Making a detour off Interstate 5, the tour makes the curvy serpentine journey west on Highway 42 to the Oregon Coast’s Coos Bay Speed­way on Sunday, June 23. The tour will spend Monday and Tuesday, June 24 and 25 at Cottage Grove Speedway before embarking on their farthest venue [Read More]