By Shawn Miller JACKSON, Minn. – Jackson Motorplex officials have postponed the IMCA Frostbuster one week because of the recent snow accumulation as well as an impending snow storm later this week. The marquee season-opening event during Bank Midwest Night presents the Double Down Showdown will now be contested on Saturday, May 5. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts are on the card to compete with a unique opportunity for all divisions. The winner’s payout in the respective main events will be doubled if 24 or more cars show up in a given class. Without the bonus, Modifieds will race for $600 to win, Stock Cars and SportMods for $500 to win, Hobby Stocks for $300 to win and Sport Compacts for $100. Those figures will double if at least two dozen drivers compete. Pits will open at 3 p.m. with the main gates opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled for 7 p.m. with racing to follow. Tickets are $15 for [Read More]
EAGLE, Neb. – Eagle Raceway is going to be the place to be this weekend for nearly 300 IMCA drivers Pre-entries for the 2018 lidlifter now include 49 IMCA Modifieds, 46 IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, 32 IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, 50 IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, 65 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and 43 Mach-1 Sport Compacts. Modifieds race for $1,000 to win on Friday, April 20 and for $2,000 to win on Saturday, April 21 while Northern SportMods run for $500 to win both nights. The Twice is Nice Challenge pays a cool grand to drivers in either division who can sweep the weekend main events and both Modified features are qualifying events for the 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Hobby Stocks chase a $400 top check while Sport Compacts run for $150 to win on Friday. Sprint Cars run for $1,000 to win and Stock Cars for $500 to win on Saturday. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and IMCA state points will be awarded each night. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. [Read More]
TIPTON, Iowa – With a much more promising forecast in store, Cedar County Raceway rolls out the red carpet for opening night of the Deery Brothers Summer Series this Saturday, April 21. The IMCA Late Model tour main event pays $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start. This will be the ninth Deery event held at Tipton since 1996 and the first opener held there in the series’ 32-year history. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. Saturday and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:15 p.m. with racing to follow. Spectator admission is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and students and free for kids ages 12 and under. Pit passes are $30 More information is available by calling 563 340-4079 and at the www.davenportspeedway.com website. Justin Kay of Wheatland has won three straight Deery features at Cedar County, from 2014-2016. The new passing point system announced last month to determine the starting lineup for the main event will be used for the first time. The series will [Read More]
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (April 13) – The bad new from Marshalltown Speedway is that bad weather is the winner of the Frostbuster special scheduled for tonight (Friday). Marshalltown now opens for the season with the Thursday and Friday, April 19 and 20 Twin Highbanks Hustle show. IMCA Modifieds race for $1,000 to win in their Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying events. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods run for $500 to win, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $300 to win both nights. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and Iowa State points will be given each night. Track points will also be awarded on Friday. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow. There is no entry fee.
By Ben Deatherage BANKS, Ore. – The 2018 racing season will officially start this Saturday, April 14 at Sunset Speedway Park. IMCA Modifieds will challenge at Banks Bullring for IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region, Oregon State and track points. Pit gates open at 2 p.m. and the front gate opens at 4 p.m. Racing is at 6:30 p.m. Race Director Justin Thomas says there are only a couple of differences from last year but for the most part everything will remain the same. “Mike Watson will be back in the flagstand this year,” commented Thomas. “I will be up in the tower help running the RACEceivers. At practice we had a great turnout and the track was beautiful, which I think is a good sign for the season to come.” Tickets are $13 for adults and $10 for seniors, military and juniors ages 13-17. A family pass (two adults and up to four youth) is $35 while premium seats are $25 each. For more information log onto www.sunsetspeedwaypark.com.
By Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. – After a pair of foiled attempts to get the 2018 racing season underway, Dodge City Raceway Park will kick things off in style with the sixth annual Modified Stampede on Saturday night, April 21. While the IMCA Modifieds battle it out for the $750 winner’s share atop the 3/8-mile clay oval, the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks will be in action as well. The event marks the first leg of championship points chase action with the green flag set to fly at 7:30 p.m. Cole Traugott is the reigning Modified Stampede champion, racing to his second consecutive event win last year ahead of defending track champion Clay Sellard and Randy Wilson. While Traugott has a pair of Modified Stampede victories to his credit, other past event winners include David Murray (2015 and both nights in 2013) and Brendon Gemmill (2014). There will be fun for children eight and under as well with an Easter Egg hunt [Read More]
MERCED, Calif. – The IMCA Modified winner’s share of the Saturday, April 14 Bill Egleston Tribute at Merced Speedway now sits at a hefty $4,015. A large contingent of entries from across the Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region is expected to compete in the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier. The runner-up earns $1,015 with a minimum of $125 paid to start. Also on the card are Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods in a $1,815 to win, minimum $75 to start main event. Pit gates open at 1 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 4 p.m. Racing follows approximate 5 p.m. hot laps. Car and driver is $50. Pit passes are $40. Spectator admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 62 and over, military personnel and students with ID, $5 for children ages 6-12 and free for five and under. The Egleston Tribute is a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier. Modifieds and Northern SportMods chase IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, California State and track points; Modifieds also contend for regional points. Fellow [Read More]
KENNEDALE, Texas – The inaugural IMCA Red River Modified Tour takes drivers in three divisions to six tracks in Texas and Oklahoma. IMCA Modified features May 26 at Kennedale Speedway Park, May 27 at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, May 28 at 281 Speedway, May 30 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway and May 31 at Grayson County Speedway all pay $1,000 to win. The final Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying event of the week is June 1 at Southern Oklahoma Speedway, with a top prize of $1,500. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods race for $500 to win and a minimum of $50 to start each night. All events are draw/redraw and will be broadcast by IMCA.TV. Questions can be directed to Tour Director Selby Holder at 254-715-5742. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Razor Chassis South Central and EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region, Texas State and special series points, but no track points will be awarded. Series champions will be crowned in each division; Modified and Stock Car champions become eligible [Read More]
By David Smith Jr. LAWTON, Okla. – The Sprint Series of Oklahoma presented by Smiley’s Racing Products/Hoosier Racing Tire Southwest kicks back into racing action this Saturday, April 14 as it makes the first of three scheduled appearances at Lawton Speedway. This event will kick off four straight weekends of racing for the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car series at four different tracks and will be the series’ second-ever trip to the quarter-mile, red clay oval. Last year it was two-time and defending tour champion Andy Shouse taking advantage of race-long leader Blake Dacus’ misfortune to take the lead with eight laps to go to pick up the victory. Thirty-one drivers from three states were pit side and close to the same car count is expected this weekend. Shouse comes into the night with a slim seven-point lead over Shane Sellers. Sellers picked up his first career SSO victory at Enid Speedway two weeks ago. Chris Kelly, who picked up the season-opening victory at Southern Oklahoma Speedway back in March, sits 15 points out of the [Read More]
MOHAVE VALLEY, Ariz. – Mohave Valley Raceway celebrates its 25th anniversary on Saturday, April 14 with a $1,500 to win IMCA Modified special. The main event pays a minimum of $100 to start and the entry fee of $100 includes car and driver. Total purse for the feature is $6,000. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region and Arizona State, but no track points will be awarded. Pit gates open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. More information is available by calling 928 346-3000 and at the track website, www.mohavevalleyraceway.com.