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]
KENNEDALE, Texas – The Texas Sprint Series season opens with the Tony Hernandez Memorial at Kennedale Speedway Park Saturday, March 7. Forty-two TSS teams have pre-entered to show their support for the Hernandez family and friends in attendance at the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car event. Hernandez was the TSS founder and passed away after his courageous battle with cancer on Jan. 31 and the series and teams will honor him during opening ceremonies. Series drivers are reminded to read all the information under the Drivers/Rules link at www.raceTSS.com. The draw-cutoff/drivers’ meeting is slated for 5:30 p.m., with hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m. The lidlifter at Kennedale features IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts.
SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. – With three successful tours in as many years, the fourth annual IMCA Arizona Dirt Track Tour will boast half a dozen $2,000 to win, minimum $150 to start IMCA Modified events Feb. 6-15. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods both race for $750 to win Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7-8 at Arizona Speedway; Sunday and Tuesday, Feb. 9 and 11 at Central Arizona Speedway; and Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14 and 15 at USA Raceway. “With the addition of the IMCA Stock Car division, we felt it was important to rebrand the tour with a name that reflects all the divisions that will be joining us for the 2020 edition and beyond for the 10-day traveling series,” series promoter Jonah Trussel said of the former Arizona Mod Tour. “Our longstanding partnership with IMCA, as well as the addition of Speed Shift TV coming on as our broadcast partner has given us the ability to pay a little more money per night along with adding some bonuses that [Read More]
PEORIA, Ariz. – Four IMCA divisions race all four dates in the 2020 Winter Challenge at Canyon Speedway Park. IMCA Modifieds run for $1,250 to win and a minimum of $125 to start Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying features on Saturdays and Sundays Jan. 25-26 and Feb. 1-2. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods both vie for $1,000 to win and a minimum of $100 to start. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks run for $500 to win and a minimum of $75 to start. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and E3 Spark Plugs State points will be awarded. Pill draws are $50 for Modifieds, $40 for Stocks and SportMods, and $30 for Hobbies. Front gates open at 11 a.m. and racing starts at 1 p.m. each day. Grandstand admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and military and free for kids ages 11 and under. Pit passes are $35, $20 for children ages 7-11 and free for six and under. Open practices on Fridays Jan. 24 and Jan. 31 [Read More]
SOMERTON, Ariz. (Dec. 23) – The first green flag for the 10th annual IMCA Wild West Tour flies at Cocopah Speedway. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods make their first-ever tour visit to Arizona on April 17-18. Following Friday-Saturday doubleheaders are May 15-16 at Aztec, N.M., Speedway; June 19-20 at Sweetwater Speedway in Rock Springs, Wyo., July 17-18 at Winnemucca, Nev., Regional Raceway, Aug. 14-15 at Idaho Falls, Idaho, Raceway and Sept. 18-19 at Desert Thunder Raceway in Price, Utah. “Registrations are already coming in,” reported Tour Director Ken Hansen. “We averaged 75 cars across three divisions this year and hope to have 100 cars next year.” The Wild West Tour for Modifieds ran from 2007-2014, with Stock Cars and Northern SportMods joining race programs when the tour resumed in 2019. “Modified car counts were consistent and we averaged around 20 Northern SportMods a night this year, which was very good for the first year they were part of the tour,” noted Hansen. “We had eight different winners in nine Stock [Read More]
By Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. – Dodge City Raceway Park fans, racers and crew members alike will gather to enjoy an evening filled with food, music and awards at the Saturday, January 25, 2020 track awards banquet to celebrate the 2019 racing season. Festivities will take place at the Western Expo Center located adjacent to Dodge City Raceway Park at the intersection of US 56 and US 283 on the south edge of Dodge City. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with dinner served at 7 p.m. and the awards ceremony to follow. Tickets to the event are $25 per person and must be ordered by Jan. 18, 2020 to determine an accurate headcount. Tickets may be ordered by calling Gina Wilson at 620 339-9873 or Tommie Estes Jr., at 405 238-8485. Fans and team members alike are encouraged to join in on the fun. The top ten in points in all five divisions (Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks) will receive trophies [Read More]
YUMA, Ariz. – IMCA Modifieds get top billing on both nights of Cocopah Speedway’s Wes Hurst Memorial, running for a top prize of $2,000 on Friday, Nov. 8 and for $3,000 on Saturday, Nov. 9. Both features are 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying events. Friday’s race pays $1,000 to the runner-up and a minimum of $200 to start; the Saturday race pays $1,500 to the runner-up and a minimum of $300 to start. Kenny Wallace will join the IMCA Modified fields and entry fees are $50 on Friday and $75 on Saturday. Also on Friday and Saturday programs are Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Both nights will be broadcast by IMCA.TV. Pit gates open at 3 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and military, and free for kids ages 11 and under. An open practice runs from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7. Pit passes are $25 that evening. More information about the [Read More]
BELLS, Texas – Drivers in three IMCA divisions have two opportunities to win $1,000 during the Dirt Dominator Texas Big 4 Weekend at Grayson County Speedway. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods vie in $1,000 to win IMCA.TV Dirt Dominator king of the hill-type competition following the Thursday, Oct. 31 practice session. Qualifying is Friday, Nov. 1 at Bells with last-chance races and $1,000 to win, minimum $250 to start main events for the same divisions on Saturday, Nov. 2. The Modified feature is a qualifier for the 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. There is a $50 entry fee for all divisions. Gates open at 3 p.m. and the Thursday practice starts at 6 p.m. Pit passes are $20, grandstand admission is free and there will be candy for kids celebrating Halloween at Grayson County plus the announcer challenge race. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. both days. Music [Read More]