Cardinal’s Sheen Memorial moves to Memorial Day Weekend

EUNICE, N.M. – IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars get top billing at Cardinal Speedway’s Kelly Sheen Memorial Shootout, which moves to the Memorial Day Weekend for its eighth annual run. Qualifying starts on Saturday, May 27 at the Eunice, N.M., speedplant. Twenty-five lap main events on Sunday, May 28 sport top checks of $2,000 for the Stocks, $1,200 for the IMCA Modi­fieds, $800 for the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods and $500 for the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. All IMCA feature winners receive a 55-gallon drum of fuel in addition to their cash winnings and $100 will be paid to the hard charger in each division. The Modified feature is a qualifying event for the 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot and minimum start money is $210 for the Stocks, $100 for the Modifieds, $75 for the Southern SportMods and $50 for the Hobbies. Stock Car drivers who start their Sunday “B” but do not qualify get $100. Modified and Southern SportMod non-transfers get $50, Hobby Stock non-transfers $25. Entry fees are now $100 for Stock [Read More]


IMCA Modified Madness 50 take two is Friday at Davenport

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Due to last week’s rainout, Davenport Speedway has rescheduled the IMCA Modified Madness 50 for this Friday, May 26. Top IMCA Modified drivers from Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin, will be racing for the $2,000 prize and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth that awaits the winner of the main event. This is the seventh straight year DRT TRAK Racing Inc. has offered a $2,000 to win race for the Modifieds. The IMCA Modified Madness 50 has yet to see a repeat winner. Last year, 49 Modified drivers representing four states took part in the race. Kyle Brown of Madrid is the defending winner. IMCA Modifieds will use a draw/redraw format for the event. Also racing will be the Petersen Plumb­ing & Heating IMCA Late Models, Koehler Electric Street Stocks, and the Hawkeye Auto IMCA SportMods, competing for weekly track points. All racing will be on the 1/4-mile dirt oval. Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, on West Locust Street in Davenport. Pit gates open Friday at 4:30 p.m. and [Read More]


IMCA Modifieds roar at Thunder Mountain in Empire State Series opener 

CENTER LISLE, N.Y. (May 24) – Touring IMCA Modifieds race for $750 to win when the 16th an­nual Empire State Series opens Saturday night at Thunder Mountain Speedway. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Dirt Works Eastern Region, Allstar Perfor­mance State and track points will be awarded for the May 27 event. The feature pays a minimum of $80 to start and there is no entry fee. Pit gates at Center Lisle open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 5:30 p.m. with racing to follow. Pit passes are $30. Spectator admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and free for kids ages 10 and under. More information about the opening night show at Center Lisle is available by calling 607 725-1402 and at the website. Five previous Empire State Series events have been held at Thunder Mountain, the most recent of them in September of 2010. 2016 Empire State Series top 20 point standings – 1. Brad Sites, Monroeton, Pa., 356; 2. Tyler Stoddard, Binghamton, 338; 3. Keith [Read More]


IMCA Modifieds chase $1,200 checks at Santa Maria Nationals

SANTA MARIA, Calif. – A pair of $1,200 to win IMCA Modified main events are on the Memorial Weekend ticket at Santa Maria Raceway’s Saturday and Sunday, May 27 and 28 Na­tionals. Both features are qualifying events for the 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational bal­lot and IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region, Allstar Performance State and local track points will be awarded each night. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods race for $1,000 to win, plus national, state and track points on Sunday. Entry fee each night is $50 and pit passes are $40. Non-qualifiers get their entry fee refunded. Pit gates open at 9 a.m., the pit booth opens at noon and grandstand gates open at 3 p.m. both days. Racing starts at 5 p.m. on Saturday and at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. Adult grandstand admission is $20 on Saturday and $25 on Sunday. Seniors, military and students get a $2 discount off those prices. Kids ages 6-12 are $6 and five and under are free both days. An open [Read More]


HO’T Memorial Weekend special boasts $3,000 to win IMCA Hobby Stock feature 

ELM MOTT, Texas – One of the top-paying IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock events of the season is on tap for Sunday, May 28, when Heart O’ Texas Speedway hosts its Texas Shootout special. A minimum of $100 will be paid to start that feature and entry fee is $35. The winner also gets their registration paid for at Abilene Speedway’s Southern Challenge this fall. Completing the Memorial Weekend card are $1,000 to win features for IMCA Modifieds and the Texas Sprint Series, and $500 to win features for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods. The Modified feature is a qualifier for the 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. All applicable points, including local track, will be awarded. Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, military and students ages 13-18, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under. Pit passes are $35. The Wall of Fame induction ceremony begins at 2 p.m. Pit gates and the grandstand both open at 5 p.m., hot laps are at 6:30 [Read More]

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Deery Series headlines Memorial Day show at Boone Speedway

BOONE, Iowa – A Memorial Day tradition continues at Boone Speedway when the Deery Brothers Summer Series headlines the holiday race program. Touring IMCA Late Models race for $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start the Monday, May 29 main event. Pit gates open at 2 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 3 p.m. Hot laps are at 4 p.m. and racing starts at 5 p.m. Grandstand admission is $20 for adults, $7 for students ages 13-17 and free for kids 12 and under attending with a paid adult. Pit passes are $30. Thirteen of the previous 45 Deery Series events held at Boone Speedway were Memorial Day specials. Jeff Aikey of Cedar Falls leads all drivers with seven tour victories there, including a string of four straight IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s wins through last September. Gary Webb of Blue Grass and Ray Guss Jr. of Milan each own four career Deery wins at Boone. Completing the Monday card are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods [Read More]


Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour opens on Memorial Day at Benton County Speedway 

VINTON, Iowa – The home track of the IMCA Modified division hosts opening night for the Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour. IMCA Modifieds race for $1,000 to win and a minimum of $150 to start their Monday, May 29 main event at Benton County Speedway. The Memorial Day program is a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier and marks the sixth time in the tour’s eight-year history that the opening night show was held in Vinton, site of the first-ever IMCA Modified event in 1979. New tour title sponsor Arnold Motor Supply provides a portion of $5,650 point funds to be paid each of the next three seasons. The champion takes home $1,000 along with a Traeger Lil’ Tex Elite Pellet Grill, valued at $700, courtesy of the Spencer-based auto parts supplier. Top 10 point fund amounts will be paid in their entirety to drivers with perfect tour attendance and also include $900 for second, $800 for third, $700 for fourth, $600 for fifth, $500 for sixth, $400 for seventh, $300 for eighth, $250 [Read More]


Dodge City title chases continue on Sunday, free admission for military personnel

By Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. – Auto racing and the Memorial Day weekend have gone hand-in-hand in the United States for many years.  As such, it is only fitting that championship chase action at Dodge City Raceway Park continues with a special Sunday night, May 28 card this week. And to honor those who protect our nation, Sunday’s second Lewis Automotive Night of the sea­son that goes green at 7:30 p.m. will offer free admission to military personnel and their depend­ents. Military personnel simply need to show proper ID for free admission. Tickets are $15 for adults with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. A pair of bicycles will also be awarded to two fortunate children. Sunday’s third round of title chase action atop the 3/8-mile clay oval will feature IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, as well as Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, The initial two nights of competition at DCRP this season have filled the pits with 98 cars for the [Read More]


URSS Rebels ready for RPM, 81 doubleheader

HAYS, Kan. – The United Rebel Sprint Series will hit the ground running with a double header weekend at one of the driver’s favorite tracks and a trip to one of the region’s most storied tracks. All eyes will be on the Rebels as the point season begins with trips to two lightning fast 3/8’s-mile ovals. On Saturday night, May 27, the URSS heads to RPM Speedway in Hays, Kan., for the first of three appearances this season. The Kansas Region date is a make-up for the April 29 race in which Mother Nature claimed victory. Pit gates will open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. and the green flag waves at 7 p.m. On 
Sunday, May 28, the URSS makes its way back to C. Ray Hall’s 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kan., for Sprint Car Maynia. The URSS co-sanctions with the Sprint Series of Oklahoma for a $1,000 to win, minimum $200 to start national points show. Look for a stout field of racers from both sanctions as Ty Williams, who has two wins [Read More]


Big Buck Bonus this weekend for IMCA Modifieds at Jackson, Park Jeff 

JACKSON, Minn. – Jackson Motorplex and Park Jefferson Speedway are pleased to announce the Big Buck Bonus for IMCA Modifieds this Memorial Day weekend. Both tracks will offer $1,000 to win IMCA Modified Fast Shaft All-Star Invitational ballot qualifiers this weekend. Any driver who can sweep both nights of racing will earn a Big Buck Bonus of $1,000 on top of their winnings, making their weekend haul a very nice $3,000 paycheck. Starting first on Friday night, May 26 at the famed Jackson Motorplex half-mile, the IMCA Modi­fieds will take to the newly-renovated oval for the Danny Williams Memorial race. Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps scheduled for 7:30 p.m. The following night, drivers head over to South Dakota to Park Jefferson Speedway north of Sioux City for The Clash, where the 3/8-mile oval will see drivers compete for a second $1,000 pay day. Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. Jackson Motorplex is located adjacent to the Jackson County Fairgrounds off Interstate 90 in Jack­son, Minn. The track website is [Read More]