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25 years of great memories: Final checkers fly on July 3 for Hogan Memorial

VINTON, Iowa – A quarter-century of memories will be shared and a tear or two shed before the final checkers fly for one of the longest running events in the history of the IMCA Modified division. The 25th and final Hogan Memorial is Wednesday, July 3 at Benton County Speedway in Vinton. With lap money and the mid-way leader’s bonus, the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier could pay the winner more than $5,000.  “The Hogan has been a premier Modified event for many years and rightfully so,” said IMCA President Brett Root. “It’s one of those events every IMCA Modified driver wants to win. Winning the Hogan is one of those rare career highlight-type victories.” The event got its start in 1995 as the Dick Hogan Memorial Mid-Season Championship. It was renamed the Hogan Memorial following the death of Dick’s wife Janet. The Hogans’ son Scott won the inaugural Modified race in 1995. After adding trophies from the 2005, 2006 and 2010 events, he leads all drivers with four career victories. Special recognitions and presentations [Read More]

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Registration underway for history-making 30th annual Dakota Classic Tour

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – Registration is underway for a tour three decades in the making.  IMCA Modified and IMCA Sunoco Stock Car drivers planning to follow the 30th annual Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour can now go to the www.dakotamodtour.com website to register and make themselves eligible for contingency awards and reserve car numbers. “This tour has become something of an institution,” noted founder and director John Gartner. “Drivers come from all over the United States and Canada to enjoy the competition as well as the hospitality.” “Thirty years ago, we had no inkling that this tour would be this successful,” he added. “The tracks, the drivers and the sponsors who have been part of the tour deserve a lot of credit.” Modifieds race for $2,400 to win, Stock Cars for $800 to win on July 6 at Jamestown Speedway; July 7 at Nodak Speedway; July 8 at Estevan Motor Speedway; July 9 at Williston Basin Speedway; July 10 at Southwest Speedway; and July 11 at Dacotah Speedway. All six Modified tour features are qualifying events for the 2019 [Read More]

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Modified Madness rescheduled for Friday at US 36

By Jacob Blair OSBORN, Mo. – US 36 Raceway has tried twice to run Modified Madness presented by St. Joseph Bever­age and twice the event has been plagued by weather. Attempt number three has been resched­uled for this Friday, June 28.  IMCA Modifieds will race for $1,000 to win and $150 to start their Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods will run the Wayne Hicks Memorial Shootout as part of the event, which will pay a $966 check to the winner. The 20-lap feature will pay $86 to start.  At the end of the night, the SportMods will also run the Shocker Chassis Six Pack Shootout. The top six eligible drivers in votes will participate in the event at the end of the night. IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars are also on the card to the event. Pit gates open at 5 p.m. The grandstand opens at 6 p.m. Hot laps are at 7:30 and racing starts at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $15 for adult general admission, [Read More]

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SportMod Nationals postponed to June 25

BRITT, Iowa – Rain was the winner Tuesday night at Britt, as Hancock County Speedway’s $2,500 to win Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod Nationals were postponed to June 25 The MaxYield Seed-sponsored special pays a minimum of $300 to start. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and E3 Spark Plugs Iowa State, but no track points will be awarded and top finishers from each heat advance to the $200 to win DeKalb/Asgrow Dash to determine their starting spots in the main event. Also running that evening at Britt are IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.  National, regional and state points will be awarded in those three divisions. Pit gates open at 5 p.m., the grandstand opens at 6 p.m. and racing follows 7 p.m. hot laps. Spectator admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Kids 12 and under get in free. Pit passes are $30. More information is available at the www.hancockcountyspeedway.com website. Other event sponsors are Croplan by Winfield and Latham Hi-Tech Seeds The Northern SportMod Nationals will [Read More]

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Arnold Motor Supply Midwest Madness Tour primed for June 29-July 5 run

HARLAN, Iowa – Big paydays for IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars are on the line each night of the inaugural Arnold Motor Supply Midwest Madness Tour. Both divisions run for at least $1,000 to win at each show during the June 29-July 5 tour. Modified features are qualifying events for the 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Minimum start money is $150 for the Modifieds and $125 for the Stock Cars. All events will be broadcast by racecastlive.com. Opening night is Saturday, June 29 at Shelby County Speedway in Harlan, where Modifieds run for $1,500 to win and Stock Cars for $1,000 to win, in addition to IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and E3 Spark Plugs State points. Also running are Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods, for national and state points. Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $8 for students ages 11-18 and free for 10 and under. Pit passes [Read More]

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Deery Series doubleheader next at Maquoketa, Independence

MAQUOKETA, Iowa – Deery Brothers Summer Series drivers return to a pair of famil­iar venues next week, with $2,000 to win features Tuesday, June 18 at Maquoketa Speedway and Wednesday, June 19 at Independence Motor Speedway. Both IMCA Late Model main events pay a minimum of $300 to start.  Maquoketa, the site of a dozen previous Deery events, opens the pit gates at 3:15 p.m. Racing follows 6:15 p.m. hot laps, with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods on the program as well. Spectator admission is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and students and free for kids ages 12 and under, while pit passes are $30. The Wednesday show will be the 30th held at Independence since 1987, the series’ inaugural sea­son.  Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m., hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and racing gets underway at 7 p.m. Also on the card are IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods. Admission to the grandstand is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $15 for students and [Read More]

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Winner banks $2,500 at IMCA Northern SportMod Nationals

BRITT, Iowa – There’s a $2,500 check waiting for the winner of Hancock County Speedway’s Tuesday, June 18 Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod Nationals.  The MaxYield Seed-sponsored special pays a minimum of $300 to start. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and E3 Spark Plugs Iowa State, but no track points will be awarded and top finishers from each heat advance to the $200 to win DeKalb/Asgrow Dash to determine their starting spots in the main event. Entry fee of $50 must be postmarked by June 14 and should be mailed to 4 Wide Promotions at PO Box 424 in Garner, Iowa, 50438. Late entry fee is $75. Also running that evening at Britt are IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.  National, regional and state points will be awarded in those three divisions. Pit gates open at 5 p.m., the grandstand opens at 6 p.m. and racing follows 7 p.m. hot laps. Spectator admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Kids 12 and under get in free. [Read More]

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IMCA Wild West Modified Shootout set for June 21-29

By Ben Deatherage YREKA, Calif. – The ninth annual IMCA Wild West Modified Shootout is ready to get started with eight $1,000 to win features on the series schedule. Teams from Oregon, Washington, California, North Dakota, British Columbia, and beyond are expected to make the journey. The Speedweek extravaganza ventures to some of the best racing facili­ties in California and Oregon. All features are qualifying events for the 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot and pay a minimum of $100 to start. The party gets started on Friday, June 21 at Siskiyou Motor Speedway in Yreka, Calif., for the only date in the Golden State.  Saturday, June 22 will have the tour make the short jump over the border to Southern Oregon Speedway in White City. Making a detour off Interstate 5, the tour makes the curvy serpentine journey west on Highway 42 to the Oregon Coast’s Coos Bay Speed­way on Sunday, June 23. The tour will spend Monday and Tuesday, June 24 and 25 at Cottage Grove Speedway before embarking on their farthest venue [Read More]

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Murray County Speedway hosts Friday Sprint Series of Minnesota show

SLAYTON, Minn. – Murray County Speedway rolls out the red carpet for the first of three visits this season by the Sprint Series of Minnesota on Friday, June 14.  IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars vie for $500 to win and a minimum of $150 to start. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, E3 Spark Plugs State and special series points will be awarded; there is no entry fee.  Miller Sellner Case IH is sponsor for the evening’s program, which also features IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts.  Pit gates open at 5:30 p.m., the grandstand opens at 6 p.m. and hot laps are at 7:15 p.m., with racing to follow. Spectator admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students ages 11-17 and free for 10 and under. Pit passes are $30.  The series returns to Slayton for July 5 and Aug. 2 shows.  More information about all three events is available from promoter Aaron Betz at 507 227-8575. 

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United Rebel Sprint Series primed for Dodge City Raceway Park 305 Nationals

By David Smith, Jr./OKTidbits  DODGE CITY, Kan. – It’s time for a huge three nights of racing action beginning this Thursday night for the POWRi Lucas Oil United Rebel Sprint Series as they once again partake in the third annual Lubbock Wrecker DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals at Dodge City Raceway Park.   Set for a $3,000-to-win event that could potentially climb to as much as $4,500 with lap money included is set for this Thursday through Saturday night, June 13-15, atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas.  Joining the Rebels for this huge event will be the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars as well as the Sprint Series of Oklahoma presented by Smiley’s Racing Products.   Sprint car veteran Kevin Ramey of Fort Worth, Texas, took home the victory in the inaugural version of the DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals back in 2017, while Fairview, Okla.’s Jake Martens pocketed $4,040 including lap money by fending off a last-lap slider from Jake Bubak and then beating Chad Koch to the stripe in last year’s championship feature finale.   Martens has already [Read More]