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Kemper, Madden, Wyett score big CJ wins

by Jerry Mackey COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa (May 17, 2024) – Mother Nature provided a perfect evening for dirt track racing at CJ Speedway Friday evening. The night started off with the conclusion of the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main event that was suspended one week earlier by rains that fell with five laps scored. The main event picked up on lap six with Luke Phillips leading the pack to the green on the restart. Phillips went on to lead the final seven laps for the win while a whole lot of racing went on for the runner-up spot. At the checkers it was a family affair as Shane Richardson took second ahead of John Richardson with Jason Shutterle crossing under the checkers in fourth.  Following the conclusion of that feature, racing continued as CJ Speedway hosted a full program of racing on Extreme Rentals Night at the races. Austin Kemper scored the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win in his new B & B Racing Chassis car. It had been six years since Kemper had [Read More]

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Shryock doubles down at Hancock County

By Chad Meyer BRITT, Iowa (May 17, 2024) – Kelly Shryock drove his way to the front twice Friday night during the School’s Out for Summer event, sponsored by Trulson Auto Parts & Service at Hancock County Speedway. In the Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, Shryock started sixth and ran down early leader Todd Stinehart, who stayed close through the midpoint of the race until Shryock was able to pull away over the late stages. Jeremy Mills got around Stinehart at the end to finish second. In the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Shryock wheeled the topside of the speedway from the 10th starting spot to capture the win. It wasn’t easy, though, as early leader Heath Tulp would not go away and raced to Shryock’s inside several times late but couldn’t return to the lead. In a mad scramble to the finish, Colby Fett snuck past Tulp for second.  Once again, the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods put on a dandy race at Britt. Alec Fett held the lead for much of the race until late when a lap [Read More]

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Garrigan, Nielsen are best at Black Hills

By Ben Deatherage RAPID CITY, S.D. (May 17, 2024) – Black Hills Speedway fired things up with incredible racing Friday night, with IMCA feature wins going to John Garrigan Jr. and Brent Nielsen. When the main event for IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks kicked off, Brett Konst was a force to be reckoned with, shooting ahead of the pack and leaving Garrigan and Alan McNeil to battle it out for the runner-up position. As the caution-free race continued, it seemed like Konst was on a direct path to victory. But Garrigan launched a daring charge, closing the gap between himself and the leader. The final lap was a nail-biting duel, with Garrigan snatching the win from Konst by a mere three one hundreths of a second. Konst was second while McNeil was scored in third. Not to be outdone, the Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds began with Eric Mass obtaining the lead on the initial drop of the green flag. After a lap one caution, a restart allowed hometown racer Nielsen to challenge, but Mass drove away once he [Read More]


45 years of the IMCA Modified celebrated May 24-26 at Marshalltown, Boone, Vinton

VINTON, Iowa (May 17, 2024) – It’s a three-night event 45 years in the making and it plays out at three of the tracks where IMCA has been part of weekly racing programs for decades. Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds are the spotlight division in $2,000 to win 45th Anniversary events Friday, May 24 at Marshalltown Speedway and Saturday, May 25 at Boone Speedway, then chase a top check on $4,500 and $400 to start in the Sunday, May 26 show at Benton County Speedway. The first-ever IMCA Modified feature was held in Vinton on June 2, 1979; the division crowned its first track champion at Boone in 1983 and at Marshalltown in 1984. Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods race for $1,000 to win at Marshalltown and Boone, and for $1,900 to win and $190 to start at Benton County. That class has run at Vinton and Boone since 2005 and at Marshalltown since 2006. All three Modified feature winners become Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligible. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks also run [Read More]

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IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through May 16, 2024

Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 986; 2. Troy Morris III, Bakersfield, Calif., 902; 3. William “Bill” Miller, Yuma, Ariz., 673; 4. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa, 633; 5. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 608; 6. Grey Ferrando, Stayton, Ore., 604; 7. Owen Barnhill, Milton, Fla., 494; 8. Izac Mallicoat, Boone, Iowa, 477; 9. Spencer Diercks, Davenport, Iowa, 459; 10. Tyson Blood, Tumwater, Wash., 453; 11. Trevor Fitz, Marshalltown, Iowa, 425; 12. Charlie Mohr, Bettendorf, Iowa, 413; 13. Jonathan Mawhinney, Las Vegas, Nev., 410; 14. Matt Werner, Geneseo, Ill., and Bryson Yeager, Green River, Wy., both 393; 16. Devon Reed, Woodland, Wash., 389; 17. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 384; 18. Braxton Yeager, Green River, Wy., 372; 19. Jerry Flippo, Osage, Iowa, 363; 20. Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D., 361. IMCA Sunoco Late Models – 1. Evan Miller, Silvis, Ill., 323; 2. Jesse Bodin, Silvis, Ill., 287; 3. Andy Nezworski, Blue Grass, Iowa, 257; 4. Christopher Lawrence, Colona, Ill., 244; 5. Mitch Morris, Long Grove, Iowa, 238; 6. Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill., 236; 7. Kale Kosiski, Omaha, [Read More]

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Everything right for Wagner’s first IMCA win

JEFFERSON, S.D. (May 16, 2024) – The right track, the right car and the right driving style all combined to put Dan Wagner in Park Jefferson Speedway’s victory lane Thursday night. Wagner topped the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature for his career-first feature win in any class, holding off Matt Bonine in the final circuits. “It was very satisfying because of all the hard work we’ve put in,” said Wagner, who raced in 2001 and in 2007 before taking off 15 years to follow his five kids’ multitude of activities. “We have an old-style driving style in a modern era and that’s a little like oil and water.” Wagner ran a Harris car in his 2022 and 2023 Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod campaigns. He’s back on track in the 2021 Harris ride previously piloted by Cody Thompson with a self-designed rear suspension more accustomed to what he’s used to from back in the day. After starting outside the front row, he led Thursday’s 20-lapper from the first corner to the finish. “It was a [Read More]


IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars salute the troops at South Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (May 17, 2024) – South Texas Race Ranch salutes those who have and those who are now defending the freedoms we hold near and dear on Saturday, May 25. IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars chase a top prize of $1,200 at the long-running Salute to the Troops special during the upcoming Memorial Weekend. A minimum of $320 will be paid to start that event and IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Texas State points will be awarded. Draw fee is $30. Pit passes are $35, or $15 for 6-12 and free for five and under. Spectator admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and military, and free for kids 12 and under. Pit gates open at 2 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. and racing is at 7 p.m.


Series schedule, number of new drivers have NY-Penn director stoked for 2024

WYALUSING, Pa. (May 17, 2024) – A schedule heavy on Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying dates and a host of first-year drivers has NY-Penn IMCA Modified Series Director Jake Maynard counting down the hours to opening night. “I’m pretty stoked about our fourth year,” Maynard said, just 26 days and approximately 20 hours before the Close Racing Supply sponsored, Insinger Performance presented tour lidlifter. “I’m looking forward to getting back to the track and a lot of clean and green racing.” The first green flag flies Sunday, May 26 with the $1,024 to win KC Cole Memorial at Penn Can Speedway. Following are shows June 8 at Woodhull Raceway and back-to-back outings at Selinsgrove Speedway, the $1,000 to win race on June 22 and on July 7. Skyline Raceway is site of the $1,004 to win Billy Ward Memorial on July 13; the series is at The Hill Speedway on July 19 for the $1,069 to win Billy Maynard Memorial on July 19. The NY-Penn Series returns to The Hill on Aug. 2, then wraps [Read More]


Big payday awaits IMCA Northern SportMods at Southern Oregon’s R. Charles Snyder Salute

MEDFORD, Ore. (May 17, 2024) – Southern Oregon Speedway pays tribute to a former track announcer and James Bond fan at the R. Charles Snyder Salute May 25 and 26. Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods run for $7,007 to win and a minimum of $707 to start at the sixth annual special, while Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds vie for $3,007 to win and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility. Qualifying for both divisions begins Saturday, with last-chance races and main events on Sunday. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Shaw Race Cars Western Region, Oregon State and track points will be awarded. Early registration of $120 per day for SportMods and $80 per day for the Modifieds can be paid using the Pit Pay app. Entry fees at the gate are $140 for SportMods and $100 for Modifieds. Pit gates open at noon and the grandstands open at 4 p.m. both days. Hot laps start at 5 p.m. with racing to follow. Pit passes are $40 per day. Spectator admission is $20, senior citizens, veterans [Read More]


Super Nationals history maker Kevin Pittman passes away at 65

WATERLOO, Iowa (May 17, 2024) – An IMCA driver best known for making history at the biggest event in dirt track racing has passed away at the age of 65. Kevin Pittman died at his home in Waterloo on May 9. Pittman was the first driver to win championship events in different divisions at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s, earning the Modified crown in 1989 and the Late Model title in 1991. “The two are hard to compare,” he said in a 2007 interview with IMCA. “We kind of lucked into winning the Modified feature. We only led the last half straightaway but it was all we needed to lead. In the Late Model feature Jay Johnson had just checked out on everybody but we were able to run him down and pass him.” “Super Nationals was still a relatively new event and the idea that the same driver could win championships in different divisions had not really set in yet with a lot of people. It was all they could [Read More]