JEFFERSON, S.D. – Park Jefferson is the place to be for the fourth annual Memorial Duels this Saturday, May 23. The Duel sees the first Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier of the year at Park Jefferson Speedway for IMCA Modifieds. Paying $1,000 to win and $150 to start, the best of Siouxland’s IMCA Modifieds will be on hand. Joining them for their first IMCA points event are the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Drivers are asked to register at Park Jefferson International Speedway on MyRacePass. Pit gates open at 3 p.m. with spectator gates opening at 5 p.m. and hot laps at 6:15 p.m. Seven hundred spectator tickets are for sale. Tickets can be purchased at https://market.myracepass.com/store/tickets/?i=1205673&store=10866. Remaining tickets will be available at the ticket window. Social distancing guidelines will be in effect and fans are asked to observe best practices. We do request fans and teams to bring some type of face covering to help us continue to have the support of the state which allows us to race during this [Read More]
DENISON, Iowa – Five IMCA divisions see action under the Friday night lights when Crawford County Speedway hosts its opening night event of 2020. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts run at Denison on May 15, chasing IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, state and track points. Drivers in all divisions are asked to register ahead of time through the link on the track Facebook page. A maximum of 10 people can accompany each race car and pit passes will be purchased at the pit gate; driver sign-in will be completed at the score tower. Social distancing will be followed and it’s recommended that participants wear masks or other appropriate facial covering. No grandstand seating will be sold. Pit gates open at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 7:30 p.m. with racing to follow.
DAVENPORT, Iowa – The first green flag of the season flies this Friday at Davenport Speedway, with three IMCA divisions on the May 15 card. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Late Models and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods will be featured at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, state at track points will be awarded. No spectators will be allowed in the grandstand and a maximum of 10 people will be allowed with each car in the pit area. Social distancing will be in effect and track officials recommend that masks be worn when drivers and/or crew are away from their area in the pits. Pits open at 3 p.m. and hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow. Pit passes are $30. The event will be broadcast by Done Right TV. Questions can be directed to promoter Ricky Kay at 563 349-5044.
BOONE, Iowa – Iowa’s Action Track opens this Saturday with four IMCA divisions on the race night card. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods chase IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly racing National, regional and state, but no track points when the green flag flies at Boone Speedway on May 16. Working with IMCA and following CDC social distancing guidelines permitted by the State of Iowa, Boone Speedway will be able to race with only pit-side attendees. Each participating race car will be allowed a total of 10 members, come and join your favorite driver in the pits. Fans will also be able to watch the race live via pay-per-view on the all-new IMCA.TV. Registration for the draw/redraw is required and can be done through the MyRacePass link on the track raceboone.com website. Updates on specific guidelines and procedures will be posted on social media and the website. Pit gates open at 1 p.m., hot laps are at 4 p.m. and racing starts at 5 p.m. Saturday.
OSBORN, Mo. – The Sprint Series of Nebraska will be heading South to US 36 Raceway in Missouri on Friday, May 15 and then will head North on Sunday, May 17 to The New Raceway Park in Jefferson, S.D. “We are excited to finally get to kick off the first two IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series of Nebraska Races,” says Sprint Series of Nebraska coordinator Racine Hadan. “Race tracks have been hit very hard here in Nebraska with all of the COVID-19 restrictions. Our first three races for the SSN Series were scheduled at Eagle Raceway, I-80 Speedway and Crawford County Speedway and were all canceled due to the COVID-19 restrictions.” Hadan is also the operations manager at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. “It’s pretty disappointing that we cannot race in Nebraska right now due to the 10 person rule so all our drivers and fans have to travel to different states just to go racing. We hope that the State of Nebraska officials let us open up soon,” she said. “I would think that they [Read More]
CORTEZ, Colo. – A fourth decade of IMCA racing at Fairgrounds Speedway Cortez begins with a three-day show Friday through Sunday, May 15-17. “It’s been overwhelming. The response we’ve gotten for the Covid Clash has been amazing,” Race Director Rowdy Briggs said of early-entry numbers for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, IMCA SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts. “We have 139 pre-registered now and know of more that are coming.” Pre-registered IMCA drivers for what will rank as one of the biggest events held at Cortez hail from half a dozen states and additional parking has been added to accommodate those race teams. The grandstands will be closed and social distancing will be enforced in the pit area per CDC recommendations. A facial covering will be required away from pit stalls or when not in the race car. Drivers should pre-register through MyRacePass and must sign in at the track by 5:20 p.m. on Friday. An open practice runs from 4:30-9:30 p.m. on Thursday and pit gates open at 8 a.m. [Read More]
ARDMORE, Okla. – Three IMCA divisions see action this weekend at Southern Oklahoma Speedway. Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace will be among the IMCA Modified contenders on the Friday, May 1 opening night card while IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods both run Saturday, May 2. In compliance with CDC and local health guidelines, both the number of entries and the number of spectator tickets sold will be limited each night. Pit passes are $35 for all divisions; pit passes and spectator tickets are only available online, through MyRacePass and accessible through the track website. Drivers must print off pit pass vouchers and exchange it for a wrist band at the pit gate. Similarly, anyone who buys spectator ticket(s) must provide a voucher and photo ID for grandstand entry. Masks or other suitable facial covering must be worn at all times by everyone at the track and the pit area has been expanded to make social distancing easier for race teams. Hand sanitizer stations will be located at numerous locations around [Read More]
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – The Dale DeFrance Memorial is guaranteed to be one for the history book. Tentatively scheduled for Thursday, May 7 at Marshalltown Speedway, the DeFrance Memorial features the 500th and final event in IMCA Late Model Summer Series history and the first event of the 2020 Speed Shift TV Dirt Knights Tour for IMCA Modifieds IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods complete the season-opening, draw/redraw show on the famed high banks. “All the connections are there. This will be a great night to honor the entire DeFrance family,” IMCA President Brett Root said. “Darrel DeFrance will be honored for racing at his 500th Summer Series event at his home track in his hometown. Everything is good about this event.” “The Deery Brothers Automotive Group was title sponsor of the Summer Series for nearly 30 years and deserve much of the credit for its success,” continued Root. “The point fund money they contributed went directly to IMCA racers and we are grateful to the Deery family, particularly Brad, John [Read More]
By David Smith, Jr., OKTidbits PR HAYS, Kansas – The 15th consecutive season for the Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing kicks off in just three-short weeks as the tour will head to RPM Speedway in Hays, Kan., for a weekend doubleheader. Set for Friday and Saturday, March 27-28, the annual Mike Hughes Sunflower Classic Memorial presented by Nutrien Ag Solutions will see both night shows paying $1,000 to win. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, E3 Spark Plugs Kansas State and series points will be awarded. A huge car count is expected with drivers from Nebraska, Oklahoma and Colorado indicating their intentions on competing with their Kansas counterparts. Westhold Transponders and RACEceivers are required and the track is asking all teams competing to pit in a group on the west side of the main pit area. There will be an open practice session for all cars Thursday, March 26 with pit gates opening at 2 p.m. and practice from 6-10 p.m.
ARDMORE, Okla. – IMCA Modifieds chase big checks and berths on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot each night of the season opening Southern Stampede March 12-14 at Southern Oklahoma Speedway. Modifieds run for $2,000 to win and $200 to start on Thursday, $1,000 to win and $100 to start on Friday and $3,000 to win and $300 to start on Saturday at Ardmore. Increased paydays are in store for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods, with both divisions running for $1,000 to win and $100 to start Thursday, $750 to win and $75 to start Friday and $1,250 to win and $125 to start Saturday. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and E3 Spark Plugs Oklahoma State points will be awarded in all three divisions each night. Regional points are at stake for the Modifieds and Stock Cars with Modifieds earning track points as well. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods will be part of all three shows. On Saturday, they’ll run in separate heat races and line up in [Read More]