By Ben Deatherage LEBANON, Ore. – After not being on the schedule in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Wild West IMCA Modified Shootout is back. Eight races will be run in nights at four race tracks in the Pacific Northwest. Not only will IMCA Modifieds be in attendance but the Karl Kustoms IMCA Northern Sport Mods will accompany the tour in the first seven legs. Modified feature winners earn $1,000 and become eligible to qualify for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. Lebanon’s Willamette Speedway will kick the whole party off on Friday, Aug. 6 and the tour will remain there for three straight nights. Monday, Aug. 9, and Tuesday, Aug. 10 will be reserved for Cottage Grove Speedway. Wednesday will be the only off day for the series however there will be a pit party at Sunset Speedway Park, in Banks. The Banks Bullring will host action for Thursday, Aug. 12 and Friday, Aug. 13. Everything will wrap up the next night at Grays Harbor Raceway, in Elma, Wash., for the lone stop [Read More]
VINTON, Iowa (Aug. 1) – When big money is on the line, Cayden Carter is the man to beat. Already the winner of the Urbana 5 Memorial last month, Carter picked up $1,250 Sunday night in the KISS Country 96.5 IMCA Modifieds during Autism Awareness Night at Benton County Speedway. From a second row start, Carter pursued Tommy Belmer and Chris Snyder at the onset of the 20-lapper before working his way into the lead. Carter built a straightaway advantage while Troy Cordes raced the top side into second from a fourth row start. Cordes cut into the sizable deficit and was able to stick his nose to the inside of the race leader in the final set of turns, however Carter held on to take top honors. Dylan Thornton raced from the fifth row to finish third with Mark Schulte fourth and Jerry Dedrick fifth. In addition to the pair of special shows Carter has won this season at The Bullring, he also won the Urbana 5 Memorial in 2019, the season-opening Frostbuster in [Read More]
SPRING VALLEY, Minn. – Thirty years ago, Bob Harris didn’t think the IMCA Harris Clash would ever get this big. As late as a couple weeks ago, the promoter of IMCA’s longest-running one-day special never thought it would pay this big, either. More than 110 IMCA Modifieds and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods are already pre-registered for the 30th annual Clash Tuesday, Aug. 3 at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn. Harris had the pleasure of making the announcement late last week that the Modifieds would be racing for $10,000 to win. Wehrs Machine and Racing Products, along with Aero Race Wheels, AFCO, Close Racing, Performance Bodies and Strange Oval, all chipped to double what had been the winner’s original share of the purse. In addition, race announcers will draw midway through the Modified 30-lapper to determine recipients of two $500 awards for drivers finishing between sixth and 25th. “It’s been pretty exciting. I’ve been impressed with how everything has come together,” Harris said. “Thirty years ago, I would have never dreamt this event would get [Read More]
BOONE, Iowa – The hottest ticket in town is for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10 and 11 reserved main grandstand seating at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Those tickets are $75 each and will be sold based on the seating chart that accompanies this story: Reserved ticket order forms should be mailed to Super Nationals, c/o Boone Speedway, 31473 Ute Avenue in Waukee, Iowa, 50263. The form is available to download at https://www.imca.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/2021-grandstand-reserved-ticket-form.pdf While Speedway officials will do their best to accommodate seat choices, actual seating will depend on availability. Anyone with questions is asked to call 515 987-1220 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST Monday through Thursday. Reserved tickets can be picked up at the grandstand entrance beginning Sept. 4, opening night of the Prelude at Boone Speedway. Opening night for the 39th annual Super Nationals is Labor Day with American’s Racin’ Vacation running through Sept. 11.
IMCA Modifieds – 1. Jeff Larson, Freeport, Ill., 1,000; 2. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 984; 3. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 971; 4. A. J. Ward, Ionia, Michigan, 970; 5. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 968; 6. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa, and Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., both 963; 8. Shane DeMey, Denison, Iowa, 961; 9. William Gould, Calera, Okla., and Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, both 958; 11. Jim Pettit, Prunedale, Calif., 940; 12. Ty Clemens, Belgrade, Montana, 939; 13. Austin Wonch, Crystal, Michigan, 934; 14. Jeffrey Reay, Portland, Michigan, 933; 15. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 928; 16. Dylan Thornton, Santa Maria, Calif., and Jim Thies, Mapleton, Iowa, both 927; 18. Aaron Johnson, Brainerd, Minn., 926; 19. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 925; 20. Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn., 919. IMCA Sunoco Late Models – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 784; 2. Cory Dumpert, Exeter, Neb., 782; 3. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 770; 4. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 762; 5. Logan Duffy, Independence, Iowa, 757; 6. Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb., 755; 7. Chase Osborne, Norfolk, Neb., 731; 8. Alex [Read More]
BOONE, Iowa – Cornhole competitors will have two chances to win championships, and a lot of money, during the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Two tournaments will be held during the upcoming Super Nationals, with 64 two-person teams vying for shares of a $2,560 purse on Sunday, Sept. 5 and 48 two-person teams battling it out for shares of $1,920 on Friday, Sept. 10. Entry fee for each is $40 and both double elimination tournaments have a 100 percent payback. Payout for the top six teams on Sunday are $972 for first, $716 for second, $486 for third, $256 for fourth, $78 for fifth and $52 for sixth. On Friday, payout amounts are $728 for first, $546 for second, $364 for third, $182 for fourth, $60 for fifth and $40 for sixth. Scorezit, a division of Wehrs Machine and Racing Products, returns as title sponsor of the third annual Super Nationals tournaments and awards Scorezit scorekeepers to top four teams both days. Various prizes will also be awarded to tournament competitors Sunday and [Read More]
VINTON, Iowa – Extra money is on the line for the winner of a pair of main events for IMCA Sunoco Late Models this weekend. The next two installments of the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels bonus will be paid to the July 30 Late Model winner at Marshalltown Speedway and the July 31 Late Model winner at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson. Sunoco bonuses will be presented at IMCA Late Model sanctioned tracks in 2021. Drivers are eligible for one bonus during the racing season. Winners so far this year have been Matt Ryan at 300 Raceway in Farley, followed by Sean Johnson at Independence Motor Speedway, Andy Eckrich at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Ron Klein at Dubuque Speedway, and most recently in Nebraska to Kyle Prauner at U.S. 30 Speedway in Columbus, Chase Osborne at Boone County Raceway in Albion, and to Brock Carlson at Off Road Speedway in Norfolk. IMCA will announce mid-week before the dates bonuses are to be awarded at each track.
VINTON, Iowa – The final month of weekly points racing at Benton County Speedway will kick off in grand fashion Sunday, August 1. Increased prize money in all five weekly divisions highlight Racing for Autism Night at The Bullring. A $1,250 winner’s share and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying berth are on the line in the KISS Country 96.5 IMCA Modifieds. A cool $1,000 will go to the winner of the Karl Kustoms IMCA Northern SportMods presented by Christie Door Company. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars presented by Albert Auto Service will compete for $750-to-win and a B&B Chassis All-Star Invitational qualifying berth. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks presented by Kwik Star race for $500-to-win. Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts presented by Auto Crafters vie for a $300 winner’s share. IMCA State, Regional, National, as well as track points will be awarded in the draw/redraw show, which will also award $25 to all heat race winners. There is no entry fee. Gates open at 4 p.m. Sunday, with hot laps at 5:30 and racing at 6. Grandstand [Read More]
VINTON, Iowa (July 25) – With the weekly points battles entering the final month of the season, drivers who’d already experienced success this season at Benton County Speedway made return trips to the winner’s circle Sunday night at The Bullring. Although it had been nearly two months since his most recent win on the quarter-mile, KISS Country 96.5 IMCA Modified driver Troy Cordes showed why he’s the point leader in the 20-lapper for that division. From a third row start, Cordes worked the top side into contention and past early race leader Jesse Belez prior to the midway point. He then set sail to drive to his fifth win of the season ahead of a charging Dylan Thornton. Jeff Aikey, Derrick Stewart and Mark Schulte completed the top five. Dallon Murty continued his mastery in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars presented by Albert Auto Service. From a mid-pack start, Murty took just a few laps to race into the lead and build over a straight-away advantage in that 15-lapper. Meanwhile, Texas visitor Shelby Williams raced [Read More]
By Frank Buhrman BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (July 25) – Rookie Zack Bealer found a way around Bloomsburg Fair Raceway that nobody else could match and scored his first win in a full-sized sprint car in Sunday’s IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature co-sanctioned by the Pennsylvania Sprint Series and the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series. The former micro-sprint driver, running regularly with MASS, already had amassed two top-five finishes and four top-10’s in just six starts, including a seventh at Bridgeport Speedway in his first RaceSaver start, the season-opening co-sanctioned event for both groups. He announced early Sunday he might be ready to do even better at Bloomsburg, coming from ninth starting position to finish fourth in his heat. That was the best charge by any driver in the preliminaries. Then he drew the pole for the 25-lap feature, the first ever for full-size, winged sprints on the Bloomsburg track, built earlier this year inside the horse track that was the site of many classic open-wheel races beginning nearly a century ago and ending in the 1980s. In a [Read More]