Events

World Nationals Hangover has $1,000 top prize for IMCA Modifieds 

VINTON, Iowa – IMCA Modifieds are in the running for $1,000 to win at Benton County Speedway’s Sunday, April 2 World Nationals Hangover. The feature is a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot-qualifying event. IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods are also on the card. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded. Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and hot laps are at 5 p.m. with racing to follow. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and $5 for kids. Pit passes are $25. More information is available from Promoter Mick Trier at 515 201-5526 or Manager Mike Van Genderen at 641 521-0330.

Events

$1,000 to win Modified mains headline April 5-8 IMCA Frostbusters

DONNELLSON, Iowa – IMCA Modifieds run for $1,000 to win each night and there’s a $1,000 point fund for each of the four sanctioned divisions featured in April 5-8 Frostbuster specials. Opening night is Wednesday, April 5 at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson. Benton County Speed­way at Vin­ton hosts the Thursday, April 6 show. The Friday, April 7 Frostbuster is at Mar­shalltown Speedway with the Saturday, April 8 finale at Boone Speedway. All four Modified main events are qualifiers for the 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot and Ken Schrader will race at both Lee County and Benton County events. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $500 to win, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods for $400 to win and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $250 to win each night of Frostbuster Week. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, re­gional and Allstar Performance State points will be given at all four shows. Entry fees are $30 for Modifieds, $25 for Stocks and $20 for both the SportMods and Hob­bies. Pit passes are $25. Mach-1 Sport Compacts are [Read More]

Results

Dirtfest rained out at Salina

SALINA, Kan. – Citing a week of torrential rains and no drying opportunities, officials at the Salina Speedway have canceled this weekend’s DirtFest special. With no other options on race weekends before area tracks begin their seasons, the event will not be re-scheduled.

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Integra continues unique awards program for Deery Series, IMCA Late Model drivers 

COOPERSVILLE, Mich. – Drivers racing for national IMCA Late Model and Deery Brothers Summer Series points contend for unique awards given by Integra Racing Shocks. Drivers with the top two combined national and series point totals each receive $350 product certificates from the Coopersville, Mich., manufacturer and eight-year IMCA sponsor. Third and fourth place finishers in combined points each get $250 while fifth and sixth place drivers in com­bined points each receive $150 certificates. “With Deery events counting toward national points this season, it adds an intriguing wrinkle to the awards given by Integra to our Late Model drivers,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder commented. “I think it will be an even tighter race this season than we’ve seen for both championships and Integra will be there at the end to reward those drivers.” Nearly $10,000 worth of Integra certificates will be presented during the national awards banquet in November or mailed beginning the fol­lowing week from the IMCA home office. Certificates good for $350, $250 and $150 go to top three eligible drivers in [Read More]

Feature

Marshalltown postpones IMCA World Nationals

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (March 29) – Due to already wet track conditions, impending steady heavy rains today and colder temperatures not allowing for any track drying, Marshalltown Speedway officials have announced postponement of this weekend’s IMCA World Nationals special. “We feel it is best to postpone the World Nationals as conditions will not allow us to prep the track to the standards for which we are known,” explained Promoter Toby Kruse. “With that said, the World Nationals will be held Oct. 12-14.” “It’s a downer because there was so much interest in this event,” he added. “These are always tough decisions but they are made with the best interest of the racers, crews and fans in mind.” Plans are for the format to remain the same on the postponed date: IMCA Modifieds race for $10,000 to win and a minimum of $500 to start their 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier. Two $1,000 to win features are slated for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods with a pair of $500 to win [Read More]

Feature

Bowers gasses up, sweeps Sunflower Classic Weekend

HAYS, Kan. (March 24-25) – The guy who ran out of gas on the way to the track for practice was the same IMCA Modified driver who ran away from everybody both nights of RPM Speedway’s Sunflower Classic. Steven Bowers Jr. topped $1,000 to win features Friday and Saturday at Hays and afterwards could laugh about the needle hitting empty on Thursday, half a mile from the gas station in Junction City. “I thought that night might have thrown a curve ball into the weekend. It was not a good way to start,” said Bowers, who made it to the pumps after friend who’d been waiting at the station delivered a can of gas. “But it turned out awesome. It was one of those deals where we would have been happy with a top five but came out with back-to-back wins.” The defending Kansas state champion and already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, Bowers started sixth, passed Cody Gearhart for the lead on the second circuit and led to the finish of Friday’s [Read More]

Events

Dodge City Raceway Park season opener around the corner

By Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. – It’s nearly time to flip the page of the calendar to April.  That means we’re well into the countdown toward opening night of dirt track racing action just more than two weeks away at Dodge City Raceway Park. The 2017 season kicks off at the state-of-the-art 3/8-mile clay oval on Saturday, April 15, with a full slate of championship chase action including Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. The season opener will go green at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30. It marks the first of a dozen nights of championship chase action at DCRP before closing out the season with the return of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Oct. 27-28. The DCRP Sprint Cars and IMCA Modifieds will be in action over all 12 nights of championship chase action with the IMCA SportMods, Stock Cars and [Read More]

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Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center in fifth season of IMCA Southern SportMod title sponsorship

LUBBOCK, Texas – Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center marks a milestone in 2017, its fifth consecutive season as title sponsor of IMCA’s Southern SportMod division. The Lubbock, Texas, GM parts retailer, Chevrolet engine dealer and certified engine rebuilder provides a portion of the $9,500 point fund to be paid to top 15 drivers in na­tional stand­ings for the division. Southern SportMods see action this season at tracks in Colorado, Kansas, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center also returns to the national decal program for IMCA’s Southern and Northern SportMods. Driv­ers in both divisions must display two Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center decals on their race car to be eligible for point fund shares. Point fund checks are to be presented during the national awards banquet in Novem­ber or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office. More information about parts and engines available from fourth generation and family-owned SDPC is available by calling 800 456-0211, on Facebook and at the www.sdparts.com website. Southern SportMods made their debut at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super [Read More]

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United Rebel Sprint Series kicks off 2017 season Saturday at Longdale

LONGDALE, Okla. – The Meyers Racing Engines National Points chase kicks off the 2017 sea­son with a United Rebel Sprint Series/Sprint Series of Oklahoma co-sanctioned show this Satur­day, April 1 at Longdale, Okla., Speedway. Last year the Rebels made one appearance at the lightning-quick 3/8-mile oval with Luke Cranston besting a 26-car field that ran the full 25-lap feature caution free in just six minutes and 47 seconds. The Midwest’s best 305 Sprint Car racers always put on a spectacular show for the fans each and every night. Look for a solid field of racers from both series to battle it out for $1,000 to win, $250 to start purse. Drivers making the tow this year will include three-time URSS national champion Jake Bubak, 2016 IMCA rookie of the year Zach Blurton, plus veterans Mike Peters, Brian Herbert, Ty Williams, Keefe Hemel, Tyler and Jordan Knight, Steven Richardson, Taylor Velasquez and Jed Werner, among others. Sprint Series of Oklahoma drivers include defending IMCA national and tour champion Andy Shouse, Joe Wood Jr., Shayla Waddell, Cody Whitworth, [Read More]

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Tri-State reschedules Kegger, IMCA Modifieds chase $1,500 top check 

POCOLA, Okla. (March 27) – IMCA Modifieds race for $1,500 to win this weekend, at Tri-State Speedway’s rescheduled Cecil Harlan Memorial Kegger. Practice is from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, March 30. Qualifying begins Friday, March 31 with last-chance races and the feature on Saturday, April 1. The 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier pays a minimum of $200 to start. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Jet Racing Central Region and Allstar State points, but no local track points, will be awarded. Menasco Racing Enterprises gives a $500 bonus to the driver making the long tow. Entry fee is $100. Pit gates open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. and racing follows 6:30 p.m. hot laps both days. Adult grandstand admission is $10 on Friday and $12 on Saturday; kids ages 6-12 get in for $5 each night. Pit passes are $30 on Friday and $35 on Saturday. Pit passes are $20 and grandstand admission is free for the Thursday practice. The Kegger was rescheduled from last weekend because of rain. [Read More]