2019 Super Nationals

Super Nationals deadline for early registration now Aug. 29

BOONE, Iowa – Drivers planning to compete at the 37th annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s have an additional six days to do so at the current pre-registration rates.  More than 600 drivers have already completed the online registration process for the Sept. 2-7 Super Nationals and those that do so by noon CST Thursday, Aug. 29 pay entry fees now in place … $40 for Modi­fieds, $25 for Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods, and $15 for Sport Compacts.  Modified, Stock Car, Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod drivers are also required to pre-regis­ter to reserve pit stalls and to compete in the Aug. 31 Prelude at Boone Speedway.  The form for pre-registration can be found at www.imca.com and www.raceboone.com under the Super Nationals menu. Drivers who do not already have a MyRacePass account can create one when they go to that link.  Pit stall application links are on Super Nationals menus on both IMCA and Boone Speedway web­sites as well.  Late Models following the Deery Brothers Summer Series will pay $50 entry fees regardless of whether [Read More]

Events

Big excitement guaranteed at RaceSaver Nationals, today is final day to pre-enter at $15 discount rate

EAGLE, Neb. – The competition is already guaranteed to be top-rate at the seventh annual RaceSaver Nationals Aug. 29-Sept. 1.  But Eagle Raceway and event promoter Roger Hadan hopes to see even more entries for the event with the Big Wings, Big Excitement billing.  “We’ve got right around 100 drivers from 16 states pre-entered for this year’s event,” noted Hadan. “A lot of them have competed here before. They know what a prestigious event RaceSaver Nationals is. They want to come for the racing as well as the post-race atmosphere.”  “Defending champion Kevin Ramey and 2017 winner Jason Martin have already entered,” he continued. “It would be great to see them get to race against more of the 2019 IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car national contenders.”  Today (Tuesday, Aug. 20) is the final day drivers can pre-enter at the discount rate of $15.  Pre-tech starts at 9 a.m. and practice starts at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29. Qualifying for Saturday’s $1,000 to win Jake Ita Memorial Race of Champions starts at approximately 9 p.m.  Racing starts at 6 [Read More]

Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

Hurst leads every lap in race to Quincy Deery checkers

QUINCY, Ill. (Aug. 18) – There was no catching Jeremiah Hurst Sunday night, on a track he’s predictably run well at.  Hurst led all 30 laps in winning the Deery Brothers Summer Series main event at Quincy Raceway. His career fourth IMCA Late Model tour victory was good for $2,000.  “I’ve always run good at Quincy. When I started running Late Models, it always seemed like I did pretty good, I’ve always been comfortable there.”  “Of course,” he added, “it always helps to start up front like I did tonight.” Pole starter Hurst and Matt Ryan, who made his way to second from sixth starting, made their way around the oval on the lower line.  Jay Johnson made like a rocket in racing from ninth to third, with three-time Deery champion Mark Burgtorf returning to series action on his hometown track and joining him on the higher side.  A caution with nine laps to go bunched the field back up and Hurst held off all challengers. Ryan, Johnson, Burgtorf and Andy Nezworski rounded out the [Read More]

National Points

Aug. 16 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings

IMCA Modifieds – 1. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 1,196; 2. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., 1,167; 3. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 1,160; 4. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, Iowa, 1,152; 5. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 1,135; 6. Jeremy Mills, Britt, Iowa, 1,130; 7. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., 1,126; 8. Chris Morris, Taylor, Texas, 1,125; 9. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 1,122; 10. Shane DeMey, Denison, Iowa, 1,121; 11. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa, and Thomas Berry, Newburg, N.D., both 1,120; 13. Bricen James, Albany, Ore., 1,115; 14. Kevin Green, Waco, Texas, 1,110; 15. Aaron Johnson, Brainerd, Minn., 1,108; 16. David Goode Jr., Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,101; 17. Jeff Larson, Freeport, Ill., 1,084; 18. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 1,077; 19. Jim Thies, Mapleton, Iowa, 1,062; 20. Drew Armstrong, Benton, Ark., 1,061. IMCA Late Models – 1. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, and Cory Dumpert, York, Neb., both 594; 3. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 589; 4. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 587; 5. Justin L. Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 582; 6. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 577; 7. Todd Malmstrom, Hampton, Ill., 553; 8. [Read More]

Results

Rain forces cancellation of Championship Night at US 36 Raceway

OSBORN, Mo. – Due to overnight thunderstorms and more forecasted rain later tonight, US 36 Raceway officials have decided to cancel racing for Aug. 16.  This will conclude the championship chase for the season as US 36 will focus on the remaining specials scheduled for 2019. US 36 Raceway has two big post-season events planned as the Sprint Series of Nebraska joins the Saturday Sep. 28 show. Then on Oct. 9-12, it is the inaugural IMCA Missouri Nationals. Details are being finalized for the two events and more information will be released soon.

2019 Super Nationals

Building on success, Berry to raise bar for Super Nationals

NEWBURG, N.D. – He’s already had a season full of career highlights, but Tom Berry Jr. will be looking to raise the bar again at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. “We’re going to go to Boone with the goal of making the show. Once you qualify, you can race hard and try to win the thing,” said Berry, from Newburg, N.D., and most recently winner of Han­cock County Speedway’s Night of 10,000 Stars IMCA Modified man event. “We’re already in the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational and are eligible to qualify for the Harris Auto Racing Race of Champi­ons. I think we’re going to have a pretty good week.” The Oregon native began racing in the Midwest in 2016. He now lives in North Dakota, girlfriend Mayce Brodehl’s home state, and works for a construction company.  Running with many of the top shoes from North Dakota as well as the region and nation, he won 10 of his first 25 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing starts this season, with another dozen top [Read More]

Results

Green grabs Modified gold at I-37

By J.M. Hallas PLEASANTON, Texas (Aug. 10) – Rick Green picked another IMCA Modified win, coming from eighth starting Saturday at I-37 Speedway. After a couple rocky tries at starts, Green powered his way to the front on lap three, held off Dillon Tindall through the early stages and then pulled away the final half to secure the victory. “It’s a long way when you have to start back in the fourth row,” said Green. “It worked out pretty good. Once Dillon showed me the line the second time, I knew there must be something up there. That’s when I went up to the high side and the car was excellent.” “I was kind of a sitting duck running out front. Once someone shows you the nose you think if you should be there, too,” he added. “I was still beating him on the bottom but once I moved up top the car was so much faster. That’s when I was able to get away from him.” Tindall ended in second and Anthony Gordon was [Read More]

Results

Salem Memorial is this weekend for Rebels

By David Smith, Jr., OKTidbits     OBERLIN, Kan. – The Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing has its sights set on this coming weekend, Aug. 16-17, for the annual Eagle Travel Stop and Convenience Stores Bob Salem Memorial at Oberlin Speedway.  Friday night’s opener will pay $700 to win for the nights feature finale. Saturday night will once again see a full set of heat and last chance races for the IMCA Rac­eSaver Sprint Car series with the championship finale paying $1,200 to the winner. Saturday’s Bob Salem Memorial championship was originally scheduled to pay $1,000 to win. Scott Precision Aerial added the extra $200. Both Friday and Saturday shows see gates open at 4 p.m. with race action slated for 7:30 p.m. Grandstand adult general admission will be $15 each night while ages 7-12 will be $10. Children ages 6 and under will be admitted into the grandstands for free.

Weekly

US 36 Raceway to crown champions this Friday

By Jacob Blair OSBORN, Mo. – Another season at US 36 Raceway has flown by and drivers have the opportunity to put their names in the record books this Friday, Aug. 16. The early part of the season was marred with rainouts and cancellations. As the season started to reach the end, drivers started to find a rhythm in the weekly schedule and the season-long battle is set to conclude this weekend for the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods. As championship battles are settled on the track, there is also a lot of fun to be had in the stands. Thanks to the help from Vicki Davis 66 Promotions, it is Hat it Up Night at US 36 Raceway. First, it is hats off to the ladies, so for each adult ticket sold, one lady will get in free. There will also be a competition where men can choose to dress like a lady for a chance to win $100, with the top three receiving [Read More]

Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

Deery Series back in Illinois for Sunday show at Quincy

QUINCY, Ill. – Another Sunday date at another Illinois speedplant is next on the sched­ule for the Deery Brothers Summer Series.  The IMCA Late Model tour travels to Quincy Raceway for a $2,000 to win, minimum $300 to start main event on Aug. 18. That will be the first Deery race held at Quincy since July of 2011.  Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 4 p.m. on race day. Hot laps are at 6:15 p.m. with racing to follow. Spectator admission is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students and free for kids 10 and under. Pit passes are $35.  Jeff Aikey won the first Deery event held at Quincy, in 1998, and is the only driver with two tour wins to his credit so far this season. One-time winners in 2019 include Justin Kay, Joel Callahan, Eric Pollard and, most recently, Matt Ryan. Ryan was first to the checkers last Sunday at Quad City Speedway. Point leader Andy Eckrich has three runner-up finishes in the first six [Read More]