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Harris Auto Racing, B & B Racing Chassis signed for Luxemburg Racing Show 

By Joe Verdegan LUXEMBURG, Wis. (Oct. 31, 2022) – Harris Auto Racing of Boone, Iowa, and B & B Chassis of Belle Plaine, Minn., are among the early registrants for the eighth annual Luxemburg Racing Show, which will return to the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds Exposition Building in Luxemburg, Wis., on  Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023.  According to show organizer Derek Moede, Kyle Brown will bring a new 2023 Harris Auto Racing SportMod chassis to show off while B & B owner Paul Burger will debut a new edition of a 2023 Stock Car chassis. “We’re excited to have these vendors from out of state come and support our show,” said Moede. “With this show now in its eighth year, it’s awesome to see the growth we continue to experience each year. This show remains the annual off-season gathering for the racing community.” As in past years, show hours will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Moede said he will begin sending out vendor information in the next few weeks.  In addition to the multiple racing-related [Read More]

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Top billing for IMCA Modifieds at Central Arizona’s November Grand Re-reopening, Showdown specials

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (Oct. 28, 2022) – IMCA drivers will be Central Arizona Raceway bound for a pair of rich November specials.      First is the Saturday, Nov. 5 Grand Re-reopening at Casa Grande, when fan favorite Ken Schrader joins the Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds running for $2,000 to win. Then it’s the Nov. 18-20 Showdown, highlighted by a $3,000 to win feature for the Modifieds on the final night. IMCA.TV broadcasts both specials.    IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods both chase $1,000 top checks, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks run for $600 to win and Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts for $300 to win at the promoter Brad Whitfield’s Grand Re-reopening show. An open practice runs from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4. Pits open at 3 p.m. and the front gate opens at 5 p.m. and the first green flag flies at 6 p.m. on race day. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and military and free for kids ages 12 and under.      Friday and Saturday [Read More]

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Abilene’s Southern Challenge boasts $2,500 checks for IMCA Modified, Stock Car, Southern SportMod winners 

ABILENE, Texas (Sept. 29, 2022) –  Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods all race for $2,500 top checks at Abilene Speedway’s 28th annual Ryan Bard Memorial Southern Challenge Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14 and 15.      The Modified feature pays a minimum of $300 to start with the winner becoming eligible to qualify for the 2023 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational; both Stock Car and SportMod features pay a minimum of $200 to start, with the Stock Car winner eligible to qualify for the 2023 B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational.  Each of those features will be 30 laps and tow money in all three divisions is $100.   Mach-1 Sport Compacts run for $1,250 to win and $100 to start their 20-lap main event. Drivers can register online at abilenespeedway.com. Early registration for Modifieds, Stocks and Southern SportMods is $85 and $65 for Sport Compacts if paid by Oct. 1 through the www.abilenespeedway.com website or $100 and $80 after that date.   Pit gates open at 2 p.m. and the grandstand [Read More]

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Bowers Memorial West Coast Nationals slated this weekend at Antioch

By Candice Martin ANTIOCH, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2022) – This weekend marks the biggest race of the year for the IMCA sanctioned divisions at Antioch Speedway.  It’s the third running of the Bill Bowers Memorial West Coast Nationals. The popular Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars will be competing on the 3/8 mile clay oval.   The race pays tribute to long-time engine man Bill Bowers. He and JD Willis teamed up for many wins through the years and both are members of the Antioch Speedway Hall of Fame. Bill continued to be involved with son Billy’s team, which has won several more championships, including five with driver Troy Foulger. When Bill passed away, long-time employer and new promoter Chad Chadwick decided to rename the West Coast Nationals in his honor. The event is as much a gathering of racing friends as it is a competition itself. To highlight that, Thursday night will be the pit party, complete with a pizza feed, cornhole tournament and karaoke. The drivers [Read More]

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Jordan Page Memorial this weekend at Southern Oklahoma

ARDMORE, Okla. (Sept. 27, 2022) – Three IMCA divisions take to the 3/8-mile clay oval at Southern Oklahoma Speedway this weekend for the 18th annual Jordan Page Memorial Winter Nationals.  Main events on Saturday, Oct. 1 see Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds run for $2,500 to win and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility. Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods chase a $1,500 top check and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $1,000 to win and B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility. Top 12 drivers are locked in during Friday qualifying and the final 12 cars in last-chance races on Saturday. Minimum start money is $300 for Modifieds, $200 for Southern SportMods and $175 for Stock Cars.  Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m. both days. Spectator admission is $15 for adults and $10 for kids ages 6-12 on Friday and $20 for adults and $15 for kids ages 6-12 on Saturday. Pit passes are $35 for one day or $65 for two days. Pit passes for the Thursday, Sept. [Read More]

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Kennedale Speedway Park remembers Kirk Martin at 16th annual Showdown

KENNEDALE, Texas (Sept. 26, 2022) – Kennedale Speedway Park remembers a fixture in the Texas racing scene during the 16th annual Summit Racing Equipment Showdown Sept. 29-Oct. 1. The weekend Kirk Martin Memorial program sees Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds racing for $3,069 to win, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $2,069 to win and Smiley’s Racing Products IMCA Southern SportMods for $1,569 to win.  The Modified feature is a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifier with $1,500 paid for second and $1,000 for third. Minimum start money is $300. The Stock Car feature is a B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational qualifier and pays $1,069 for second and a minimum of $200 to start. The SportMod runner-up earns $1,000 with a minimum of $200 paid to start that race as well. Entry fee, if paid by Sept. 28, is $80 for Modifieds, $60 for Stock Cars and $50 for the Southern SportMods. An additional $20 will be charged for later entries.  Stephenville Starter sponsors the pit party that follows the Thursday, Sept. 29 practice. The pits open [Read More]

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Maquoketa Speedway to host inaugural Gil Short Memorial 

By Jerry Mackey  MAQUOKETA, Iowa (Sept. 19, 2022) – Maquoketa Speedway will bring the 2022 racing season to a close this weekend with the first annual running of the Gil Short Memorial. Two full nights of racing will be held at the Jackson County Fairgrounds quarter-mile dirt track. Short was the chief and founder of the Speedway Fire Rescue group that serves many Eastern Iowa race tracks by providing safety equipment and personnel.  The Friday, Sept. 23 program sees Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds headlining the action with a $1,200 first place prize on the line. Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods battle it out for a $750 top prize, also racing will be the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Friday night will also be the Maquoketa Speedway 2022 Hall Of Fame Induction night. Honorees will include Phil Roberts, Larry Goldbeck, Dan Garland and Duke Jackson. Action will get underway with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. and racing to follow.  Saturday, Sept. 24 will see IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars racing for a $750 top prize. Saturday will also be Back To [Read More]

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IMCA Modifieds chasing $4,000 top checks each night of Batesville’s Sept. 22-24 Race For Hope 71 

BATESVILLE, Ark. (Sept. 14, 2022) – A lot of talent and a little luck could send one lucky driver home with as much as $13,000 from Batesville Motor Speedway’s September 22-24 Race For Hope 71.  The new format for the sixth annual special, presented by IMCA.TV, sees Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds racing for $4,000 to win along with Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational eligibility each night Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with the top driver in points for the three shows earning a $1,000 bonus. Runners-up each night get $2,000 with $1,250 for third and $1,000 for fifth. Qualifying for the feature pays a minimum of $400 and non-qualifier pay is $100.  Drivers can enter at www.batesvillemotorspeedway.com or by calling 870 613-1337. Entry fee is $150 if paid by Sept. 18 or $200 after that date.  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Jet Racing Central Region and Arkansas State points will be awarded each night.  Pit passes are $35 and spectator admission is $20 for adults, $5 for youth ages 13-15 and free for kids 12 and under.  All [Read More]

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Mod Lites of Arkansas racing for $2,000 at inaugural Mid-South Nationals

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (Sept. 13, 2022) – Mod Lites of Arkansas return to Riverside International Speedway this Saturday, Sept. 7 for the inaugural $2,000 to win Mid-South Nationals. The IMCA STARS Mod Lites headline the evening program and the winner goes home with a specialty – and functional – Fender acoustic guitar trophy. The main event pays $200 to start with non-qualifiers getting $50.  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, state and MLA points will be awarded. Drivers finishing seventh and 11th receive prize packages from Mid-State Racing and Tire Bloomers, respectively. Entry fee is $75 and pit passes are $35. Gates will open at 6  Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m. Spectator admission is $20 for adults, $5 for kids and free for five and under.

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Selinsgrove hosts Pennsylvania Game Commission “Race To Hunting Season”  

SELINSGROVE, Pa. (Sept. 12, 2022) – The Pennsylvania Sprint Series and Selinsgrove Speedway announced Race to Hunting Season, an exciting new event to be held Saturday, Sept. 17, featuring the PASS IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car division. PASS and the speedway have partnered with the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) to present a fun pre-race atmosphere combined with a championship race for the winged open wheel division.  The PASS purse, which is expected to be doubled for the event thanks to the support from PGC and a boost from the track, will pay $900 to win and $450 to start. The winner of the 25-lap Race to Hunting Season main event will also receive a one-of-a-kind watch valued at $400 from track championship sponsor Foss Jewelers of Selinsgrove to commemorate the inaugural event and the 25th anniversary of RaceSaver.  “PASS teams have given great support to Selinsgrove and put on a lot of exciting races over the past couple of years,” said Speedway General Manager Steve Inch. “We’d like to thank Rod Ort of PASS and Bryan Burhans of the [Read More]