Four IMCA divisions featured at Canyon’s Winter Challenge Series

PEORIA, Ariz. – Four IMCA sanctioned divisions are on race programs each night of the Winter Challenge Series at Canyon Speedway Park.  IMCA Modifieds run for $1,000 to win, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods for $750 to win, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $500 to win and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $250 to win at Saturday and Sunday, Jan 26 and 27 and Feb. 2 and 3 shows. Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berths are also at stake each night for the Modifieds. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, state and special series, but no track points, will be given all four nights. Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region points will also be awarded to Modifieds, EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region points to Stock Cars and Big Daddy Race Cars Southern Region points to Hobby Stocks.  Pill draw is $25 for the Modifieds, $20 for both Stock Cars and Northern SportMods, and $10 for Hobby Stocks.  Pit gates will be open throughout both weekends and camping is available. Grandstands open at 11 a.m. and racing [Read More]

Deery Brothers Summer Series
Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

500th event in Deery Series history on 2019 IMCA Late Model tour schedule

VINTON, Iowa – The Deery Brothers Summer Series reaches another milestone this season, with the 500th event of its storied history. Seventeen events are on the schedule for the 2019 IMCA Late Model tour. With 490 races in the record book through its first 32 seasons, the series should celebrate its milestone 500th event some time in August.  “We are seeing an increase in the number of events held, with both the return of tracks to the schedule and tracks hosting multiple series dates,” IMCA President Brett Root noted. “The 2019 schedule is symbolic of the positive direction our Late Model division is taking. Deery Brothers will return as title sponsor and we can’t thank them enough for their continued support. They’ve been instrumental in making this series happen for 28 years.”  The Deery Series opens on the half-mile oval at Davenport Speedway’s Rebel 5K on Friday, April 12. A tripleheader weekend continues Saturday, April 13 at Maquoketa Speedway and Sun­day, April 14 at Dubuque Speedway.  Cedar County Raceway at Tipton hosts the Saturday, April 20 show. [Read More]


General rules, procedures outlined for 2019 IMCA sea­son

VINTON, Iowa – There aren’t a lot of changes to the general rules and procedures announced today for the 2019 IMCA race season. Two clarifications in the automatic penalties category, however, should be pointed out to drivers who play fast and loose with the rules in their efforts to get around the track faster. The use of data acquisition at any sanctioned event, including practice nights and during hot laps, will result in a disqualification and $10,000 fine while use of counterfeited IMCA branded products re­sults in a DQ and $1,000 fine. Both infractions carry 30-day suspensions and the loss of all points for the season.  “Data acquisition results in an extreme advantage for any driver or drivers using it,” noted IMCA President Brett Root. “It is very sophisticated and while costs have come down, still very expen­sive. It is not the direction we want any of our divisions to go.” “Many of our premier events, such as Super Nationals, the Duel In The Desert and Race For Hope, have practice nights where there would [Read More]


Point season dates announced for IMCA Late Models

VINTON, Iowa – A point season that’s really been in place the last five years is on the official calen­dar in 2019 for IMCA Late Model drivers.  National, state and track points will be awarded for sanctioned events held from the first full weekend of May (3-5) through the final weekend of July (26-28). “Since 2014, most of our Late Model tracks have been running a schedule with 12 or 13 sanc­tioned events,” IMCA President Brett Root explained. “April frequently saw them dealing with weather issues while more tracks were holding season championship nights earlier in August.” Drivers’ best 15 finishes in their first 30 starts will be used to determine national and state stand­ings in the division.  Track championship bonuses will not be awarded in the division beginning this season and Deery Brothers Summer Series points will not apply to national, state or track standings.  National points will be based on the best 15 finishes using IMCA’s weekly lineup and point structure, including the minimum field requirements.  Schedule for the 33rd annual Deery Series is [Read More]


IMCA Wild West Tour back with 10 dates for Modifieds, Stock Cars, Northern SportMods

MYTON, Utah – When they started kicking around the idea of starting the IMCA Wild West Tour back up on social media last month, it took just three days for more than 60 drivers to sign up.  Nearly 100 are on board now, with 10 events scheduled for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods. What will be the ninth annual tour travels to six differ­ent tracks in five states. “There’s a lot of enthusiasm on the part of the drivers,” noted Ken Hansen, who returns as tour director. “They’re the ones who made this tour good before and they’re the ones who will have the opportunity to do it again.”  Opening weekend is Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4 at New Mexico’s Aztec Speedway. The tour is at Diamond Mountain Speedway in Vernal, Utah, on Friday and Saturday, June 28 and 29. Nevada race dates are Friday, July 26 at Winnemucca Regional Raceway and Saturday, July 27 at Battle Mountain Raceway.  Sweetwater Speedway at Rock Springs, Wyo., hosts Friday [Read More]


2nd annual IMCA Lone Star Stock Car Tour has six race dates, $5,000 champion’s check

ABILENE, Texas – The championship of the second annual Lone Star IMCA Sunoco Stock Car Tour will be worth $5,000.  Six February race dates have been announced for the Sniper Speed-sponsored tour. Top 10 driv­ers in final point standings earn shares of a $13,600 point fund with all drivers finishing 11th on back who have perfect tour attendance eligible for one of four drawings for $250.  Each feature pays $750 to win with IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, EQ Cylin­der Heads Southern Region and Texas State points at stake. The tour champion also becomes eligible to qualify for the Sunoco Race Fuels Race of Champi­ons during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s in September. Opening night is Saturday, Feb. 16 during the Ice Breaker special at Abilene Speedway. 281 Speed­way at Stephenville hosts the Sunday, Feb. 17 show.  The tour is at Boyd Raceway on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 18 and 19. After an off day, the tour resumes with an open practice and party at Kennedale Speedway Park on Thursday, Feb. [Read More]


Abilene starts 2019 season with Feb. 15, 16 Ice Breaker

ABILENE, Texas – Abilene Speedway hosts its traditional season-opening Ice Breaker on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15 and 16.  IMCA Modifieds run for $700 to win and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods for $600 to win each night. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $600 to win on Friday and for $750 to win their Lone Star Tour opener on Saturday.  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Razor Chassis South Central and EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region, Texas State and track points will be awarded for both draw/redraw programs. Hobby Stocks are not on the program either night.  The pits open at 4 p.m. and racing begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday. On Saturday, pit gates open at 3 p.m. and racing gets underway at 7 p.m.  More information about the Ice Breaker, presented by Smiley’s Racing Products, Showtime Signs & Designs and NAPA Auto Parts, can be directed to promoter Rob Poor at 325 725-3849 or 325 692-8800. Overnight accommodations, with racers’ rates, are available by calling the Whitten Inn at 325 672-8462.  Additional information is [Read More]


IMCA amends Modified carburetor rules for 2019

VINTON, Iowa – IMCA has amended the carburetor rule for Modifieds for the 2019 race season. Specifically, that rule states one naturally aspirated two- or four-barrel carburetor only with Holley OEM or OEM replacement booster. Aerosol carburetor is allowed, however ICT boosters are not allowed in any division. “We work very hard to maintain the consistency of our rules and have to address the direction carburetors are going,” IMCA President Brett Root said. “We have to address the performance and associated costs.” “We will stop the progression of the carburetor rule until we’re convinced they are in the best interest of the division,” he continued. “We’re not going to have the carburetor reinvented every year.”


Third annual Arizona Tour slated Feb. 7-16 for IMCA Modifieds, Northern SportMods

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. – IMCA Modifieds race for $1,500 to win while Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods chase $600 top checks each night of the third annual Arizona Modified Tour.  All seven Modified features are 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying events and pay a minimum of $150 to start. Northern SportMod features pay $60 to start.  Arizona Speedway at Queen Creek hosts Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8 and 9 events. The tour is at Casa Grande’s Central Arizona Speedway for Sunday and Monday, Feb. 10 and 11 shows and at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria on Wednesday, Feb. 13.  USA Raceway is the site of Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15 and 16 programs. Tour director Jonah Trussel will promote a number of special events at the re-opened venue this season.  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, state and special series points will be given in both divisions; Modifieds also vie for Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region points.  Practice nights are Feb. 7 at Queen Creek, Feb. 12 at Peoria and Feb. 14 at [Read More]


IMCA RaceSaver, POWRi partnership adds Sprint Car series, track sanctions in 2019

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car division will expand to new areas of the coun­try in 2019, as part of a new partnership forged late this year with POWRi.  Performance Open Wheeled Racing Inc. is headquartered in St. Louis and sanctions open wheeled divisions including midgets, micro sprints and 305 sprints.  Owner Kenny Brown said the first new sanction with IMCA RaceSaver would be at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks Speedway, with additional track and series sanctions to be announced.  “We have had a number of people call and ask us about sanctioning more 305 Sprint Cars,” said Brown, familiar with and a proponent of the RaceSaver rules. “So we talked to IMCA and we talked to RaceSaver.”  “There’s a lot we can learn from the RaceSaver rules,” he added. “They’re working good and the cars put on a good show.”  IMCA’s partnership with RaceSaver partnership dates to February of 2012. IMCA RaceSaver crowned 26 track and special series, and 17 state champions this season. “This new association will get IMCA RaceSaver [Read More]