GAINESVILLE, Ga. – RACEceiver returns this season as the official one-way radio of IMCA, renewing awards given in eight divisions and at two of the biggest events on the sanctioning body’s schedule. Designated as the official one-way radio of IMCA through the 2019 season, RACEceiver again gives Fusion Plus custom driver packages to the runners-up in national point standings for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Late Models, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Southern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts. The same awards go to second-place finishers in all main events at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s and the RaceSaver Sprint Car Nationals in September. “It’s a great pleasure to be partnered with IMCA again this year. We find there are so many benefits working with such a well-run organization,” sad RACEceiver’s Joe Vinson. “One of those benefits is the great feedback we get from IMCA and its racers, which help us develop new products and offer better service. We are looking forward [Read More]
LINCOLN, Neb. – Speedway Motors is helping racers get a head start on the 2018 season with its annual Racer Appreciation Week Feb. 5-11. We’re packing the week full of expert tech tips, new products, exclusive looks into our manufacturing, great deals, giveaways and more! Be sure to join our email club, visit us at SpeedwayMotors.com and follow our Facebook page to catch all the action.
By Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. – Dodge City Raceway Park fans, racers and crew members can enjoy an evening filled with food, music and awards at the Saturday, Jan. 27 track awards banquet. Festivities will take place at the Western Expo Center adjacent to Dodge City Raceway Park at the intersection of highways US 56 and US 283 on the south edge of Dodge City. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with dinner served at 7 p.m. and the awards ceremony to follow. Tickets are $25 per person and must be ordered by Jan. 20 to determine an accurate headcount. Tickets may be ordered by calling Gina Wilson at 620 339-9873 or Tommie Estes Jr. at 405 238-8485. Fans and team members alike are encouraged to join in on the fun. The top 10 in points in all five divisions (Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks) who competed in at least 80 percetn of the events will receive trophies and point fund [Read More]
FORT DODGE, Iowa – The promotional team at Sports Park Raceway can put a big check next to the third and final goal they set for the half-mile speedplant last year. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts will run Sundays this season at the Fort Dodge dirt track. Opening night is scheduled for April 22. “We ran the track last year with IMCA rules and goals to establish our car count and grandstand attendance,” explained Jason Vansickel, who co-promotes Sports Park Raceway with Marty Pringle and Dave Doughty. “We wanted to be IMCA sanctioned this year, so now we’ve accomplished all three of those goals.” “It’s huge that we’re sanctioned with IMCA. This is IMCA country and it’s what the drivers and fans wanted,” Vansickel added. “This track has never been sanctioned before and other sanctioning bodies were not the answer.” A test and tune session is planned for April 15. After taking the last weekend of July off, season championship night will [Read More]
BANGOR, Wis. – IMCA drivers at 80 designated special events are in the running for $50 certificates, courtesy of Wehrs Machine and Racing Products. In its seventh year as an IMCA sponsor, the Bangor, Wis., high performance parts manufacturer awards those certificates to a cross section of drivers that includes Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models competitors as well as the IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Southern SportMod divisions. “We are once again proud to be a part of IMCA Racing for 2018 and we take great pride in helping out such a great group of race car drivers, not only with winning parts, but also product certificates,” company founder and president Chad Wehrs said. Certificates will be mailed from the IMCA home office the week after official race results are received. Information about the complete line of products available from Wehrs can be obtained by calling 877 460-7211, on Facebook and at the www.wehrsmachine.com website. “Wehrs Machine sees a good volume of [Read More]
PERRIS, Calif. – IMCA Modified driver Bill Egleston has succumbed to injuries sustained in an on-track accident. The incident occurred Saturday, Jan. 13 at Perris Auto Speedway. “We extend our condolences to Bill’s family,” said IMCA President Brett Root. “Bill was one of those drivers who made a positive impression on everyone. This is a sad set of circumstances.” Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27 at Lifegate Free Will Baptist Church, at 2217 Geer Road in Turlock. Burial will follow at Turlock Memorial Park, located at 425 North Soderquist Road. Fellowship will follow at the church. Those attending are asked to wear their favorite non-black (unless racing-related) race shirts, sweat shirts or race suits, or something comfortable. Egleston, 53, was from Atwater and began racing with IMCA in 2007. His home track was Merced Speedway. In addition to weekly events, the 13-time feature winner was a frequent competitor at IMCA specials such as the Duel In The Desert and the Pat Pettit Memorial.
LAKEVILLE, Ind. (Jan. 16) – The racing world lost a legendary figure on Tuesday morning as Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. co-founder Joyce Newton, the matriarch of the company, passed away at the age of 85. Joyce, along with her husband Bob, started Hoosier Racing Tire in South Bend, Ind., in 1957. They had grown the company they founded into the largest producer of race tires in the world. The company owes its success to the vision and lean practices that Bob and Joyce established right from the start. “The thoughts and prayers of Hoosier Tire employees and distributors are with Joyce’s family,” the company said in a statement. Bob and Joyce were great supporters of the community in numerous ways. The centerpiece of their giving was Newton Park ‘A Place for Kids’, a state-of-the-art sports complex started in 1999. Additionally, the Newtons revitalized the old Lakeville High School turning it into a beautiful community center. Bob Newton passed away in 2012. Joyce continued to successfully lead the company until 2016 when the family sold Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. to [Read More]
PEORIA, Ariz. – IMCA Modifieds run for $1,000 to win and berths on the Fast Shafts Allstar Invitational all four nights of the 2018 Winter Challenge Series at Canyon Speedway Park. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 20-21 and Jan. 27-28 programs also feature IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods in $500 to win features while IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks chase $250 top checks. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Allstar Performance State and special series, but no track points, will be given all four nights. Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region points will also be awarded to Modifieds, EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region points to Stock Cars and Big Daddy Race Cars Southern Region points to Hobby Stocks. Pill draw is $25 for the Modifieds, $20 for both Stock Cars and Northern SportMods, and $10 for Hobby Stocks. Pit gates will be open throughout both weekends and camping is available. Grandstands open at 11 a.m. and racing begins at 1 p.m. Pit passes are $35 for adults, $20 for kids ages 7-11 and [Read More]
LINCOLN, Neb. – Drivers in a division that continues to be one of IMCA’s fastest growing classes will earn $100 gift cards courtesy of EMi again in 2018. The Lincoln, Neb., chassis manufacturer and high performance parts retailer gives those awards to IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car track and series champions. A seven-year IMCA sponsor, EMi also gives $100 gift cards to drivers starting the main event at the Labor Day Weekend Sprint National at Eagle Raceway. Thirty track or series champions were crowned in 2017, the most in the 29 years the division has run during IMCA’s modern era. Track and series gift cards will be presented during the national IMCA awards banquet or mailed beginning the following week from the home office. Information about EMi chassis and parts is available at the www.eaglemotorsports.com website, by calling 855 525-1941 and on Facebook @EagleMotorsportsInc. “EMi remains a key supporter of the growing IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car division and another great brand within the Speedway Motors organization,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “We aim to set another record [Read More]
MOHAVE VALLEY, Ariz. – Where others might only have seen sand and mesquite trees, Walt Carter saw potential in 40 acres of Arizona desert. The promoter of what is now the longest continuously IMCA sanctioned track in the state and one of the longest such in the Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region, Carter now looks forward to the 25th anniversary celebration at Mohave Valley Raceway this spring. IMCA Modifieds headline the Saturday, April 14 event. They’ll run for an expanded purse and be joined on the evening’s card by dwarf cars. “We have been IMCA sanctioned since day one. I’m not a big special event guy but we will have a little something special for our 25th anniversary,” Carter said. “Weekly racing has always been our bread and butter and it always will be.” Mohave Valley held four sanctioned events in 1993, the first won by Wyatt Ehrp before Don Berger won the last three features and the track championship. Remarkably, just a month and a half had separated the first day of work [Read More]