Late Models become fifth IMCA division racing Saturdays at Off Road Speedway

NORFOLK, Neb. – IMCA Late Models will have another regular weekly home in the Cornhusker State.   The newly sanctioned division joins four other IMCA classes on Saturday programs at Off Road Speedway.   “We’ve been looking for an organization with solid motor and tire rules,” said promoter Jerry Pospisil, who met with IMCA President Brett Root and Vice President of Operations Jim Stannard before announcing his decision to sanction. “IMCA has a complete set of rules that are pretty well cut and dried.”  The 1/3-mile dirt oval in Norfolk had been part of a Late Model series with other tracks in eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa. While Norfolk drivers fared well in that tour, Pospisil pointed out that they’ll now have the opportunity to race close to home, earning point fund shares while competing in national, state and local track levels.   “There’s already a very strong field of Late Model drivers at Off Road Speedway,” noted Stannard, “and I expect those numbers to grow with the new sanctions at Norfolk as well as [Read More]


Former track champion Dolan takes promoter’s post at Dawson County

LEXINGTON, Neb. – Back when he was winning IMCA track championships at Dawson County Raceway, Chad Dolan didn’t give a thought to promoting. Now that he’s in charge of the 3/8-mile dirt oval at Lexington, he’s looking for ways to give fans and drivers their money’s worth and then some.  “My vision is to give people the wow factor. If we can do that on opening night May 19, we won’t have anything to worry about,” he said. “I’m excited to give people in Central Nebraska something they haven’t seen at Dawson County Raceway before. There’s a real sense of excitement here.” Sanctioned since 1994, Dawson County has eight Sunday dates scheduled for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts. All five divisions will also run at the Sept. 15 Connie Jewett Memorial. “These are the divisions we have to have to make it work in this area. Everything will work if this track is promoted and prepared well,” Dolan said. “I’ve met with [Read More]


Lund goes 2-for-2 at 281 with second Lone Star Tour victory

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (Feb. 18) – The top line took Curt Lund to his second $750 Sniper Speed Lone Star Tour feature win in as many nights Monday at 281 Speedway. Lund posted back-to-back checkers by making a strong run on the outside groove. The top five in the fleet IMCA Sunoco Stock Car field represented as many different states, as Elijah Zevenber­gen, Hesston Shaw, Dean Abbey and Joe Bellm chased Lund across the stripe. Lund had started third and dropped back a couple spots. He worked his way back toward the front, taking over the lead for good on lap 10.  Gregory Muirhead and Clifton Whisenant both raced from eighth starting spots to win the Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod and Mach-1 Sport Compact main events, respectively.  Justin Nabors and James Hanusch completed the SportMod top three. William Creese was the runner-up and Harold Clifton finished third in the Sport Compact feature. Feature Results  Stock Cars – 1. Curt Lund; 2. Elijah Zevenbergen; 3. Hesston Shaw; 4. Dean Abbey; 5. Joe Bellm; 6. Dean Cornlius; 7. [Read More]


25-year sponsor Intercomp gives IMCA Modified awards, continues Stock Car decal program role

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – A year after celebrating its 40th year in business, Intercomp marks its milestone 25th season as an IMCA sponsor. Manufacturer of the Official Scales of IMCA, the Minneapolis, Minn., company has renewed a program of awards benefitting IMCA Modified and IMCA Sunoco Stock Car competitors. Designated place finishers at 30 selected Modified specials and top 10 drivers in EQ Cylinder Heads Northern and Southern regions for the Stock Cars all receive $100 certificates applicable toward the purchase of RFX wireless scales or Intercomp digital chassis setup equip­ment. Stock Car drivers are also required to display two Intercomp decals on their race car to become eligible for na­tional and regional point fund shares. “We are proud to celebrate the 25th anniversary of partnership with IMCA,” Intercomp Racing Market Specialist Chris Berg said. “We feel very strongly about supporting the grassroots level of racing. The weekly programs running at dirt tracks around the country are the lifeblood of racing in the United States. We see great value in continuing as the manufacturer of the Official Scales of IMCA.”  Modified [Read More]


US 36 Raceway to offer online tickets this season

OSBORN, Mo. – U.S. 36 Raceway is pleased to announce that online tickets will be available for pre-purchase this season.  Fans and teams will now have the opportunity to plan ahead and purchase their tickets through U.S. 36’s new online home and MyRacePass. Either click on the Buy Tickets button on the home page or click on the ticket icon under the schedule and results.  Tickets are set to go on sale Monday, March 8. Tickets will have an available window to purchase online through noon the day of the event.  After purchasing your ticket, print out the voucher and bring it, along with a valid I.D. of the purchaser, to the track the night of the event. Present the voucher to the ticket booth at the track and enjoy a night of racing action.  Please note, online ticket purchases follow the same rain policy as tickets purchased at the event. The rain policy can be reviewed at  U.S. 36 Raceway begins its season on March 23 with a day of practice followed by the March [Read More]


Tri-City announces 2019 blood drive partnership openings

AUBURN, Mich.– Tri-City Motor Speedway is partnering with area businesses and non-profit groups hosting blood drives with the American Red Cross or Michigan Blood to help increase do­nor participation during the summer months. Tri-City officials are seeking local blood drives held during May, June or July throughout the surround­ing communities including, but not limited to Auburn, Bay City, Beaverton, Gladwin, Mid­land, Mt. Pleasant, Pinconning and Saginaw.   Each participating blood drive will receive one adult grandstand race ticket valued at $14 to give out to all donors who attempt to give blood. Race tickets will be valid for any regular Friday night through Aug. 23, 2019.  In addition to partnering with area blood drives, Tri-City will host a blood drive on June 7. “We want to give back to our community. Blood banks are in desperate need of donations during the summer months. We want to use our means to help promote and support blood donation through­out our surrounding communities,” said Erika Puvalowski, TCMS Marketing and Business Development Director.  Those hosting blood drives can contact [Read More]


Robert & Sons Aluminum awards to IMCA Deery Series, Arnold’s Dirt Knights drivers

NEWNAN, Ga. – Drivers in two premier IMCA series earn product awards again this season courtesy of Robert & Sons Aluminum. Both the champion and rookie of the year in the Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models and the champion and perfect attendance driver with the fewest total points in the Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour for Modifieds receive 10 sheets of aluminum. “Robert & Sons Aluminum is happy to support IMCA again and we are excited to participate in both of the series this year,” said Steve Hinely. “It’s a privilege to be able to award some of the drivers at the end of the year with our products and we appreciate all of the drivers who buy our products for their body and also use it for various parts of their car. This is a small way to give back to them and to the sport.”  All Roberts and Sons product certificates will be presented during the national IMCA awards banquet in November. The Newnan, Ga., manufacturer and distributor is in [Read More]


Thornton wins again at USA Raceway reopening

By Jackson Braun  TUCSON, Ariz. (Feb. 15) – The grand reopening of the fast USA Raceway was a successful one for many. The track had been shut down for a few years but hard work and dedication to bringing racing back to the facility led to the final two dates for the 2019 edition of the Arizona Mod Tour.  Ricky Thornton Jr. and John Hansen led the IMCA Modified field to the green and from that point on Thornton was arguably the smoothest racer on the speedway as he scampered away even after the lone caution of the event.  Racing was phenomenal throughout the pack as the drivers adjusted to the track conditions and swapped positions back and forth.  Colorado racer Brett Smith had a strong run as he jumped into second place early. Behind him, young guns Zachary Madrid and D.J. Shannon raced hard against veterans Jeff Taylor and hometown racer Jake O’Neil.  Thornton claimed his fourth $1,500 victory of the week as Smith finished second with Shannon, Madrid, and O’Neil completing the top [Read More]


Dodge City Stock Car Shootout set for May 4

By Lonnie Wheatley  DODGE CITY, Kan. – An already action-packed 2019 schedule of events atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval in southwest is even better now with the addition of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car Shootout on Saturday night, May 4. The Stock Car Shootout presented by Winner’s Circle Feedyards and Factory Direct Fireworks offers up a $1,000 winner’s share with $150 to start the feature event. With a number of invaders from throughout expected to take on the local contingent, a draw-re­draw format will be in effect for the evening. The May 4 Stock Car Shootout will be rounded out by a full card of Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Seven different drivers reached Dodge City victory lane in IMCA Stock Car action last season with Colorado’s Angel Munoz topping the charts by parking in on three occasions.  Track cham­pion Dustin Witthuhn, Chris Oliver and Troy Burkhart each posted two wins with single scores posted by Shannon Maughlin, Tyler Tipton and Landon [Read More]


34 Raceway bringing back IMCA Late Models

WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa – Fans will welcome a very familiar division back to Saturday programs at 34 Raceway this season.  IMCA Late Models return to the 3/8-mile dirt oval at West Burlington, where the division had last run weekly in 2012.  “We wanted to bring Late Models back. We had done our research and when IMCA decided to go with the crate engine option it was a very good step in the right direction,” promoter Brad Stevens said. “The division fits with our budget and we will alternate weeks with Lee County Speedway.”  Sanctioned Late Models had run weekly at 34 from 1987-1992 and 1997-2012. West Burlington has hosted more Deery Brothers Summer Series events than any other track – 50 – and welcomes the IMCA Late Model tour back to town on Sept. 21.  IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts return to regular race programs at 34. First point events of the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing season are April 6 with final track point events [Read More]