VINTON, Iowa – Seventeen chassis builders vie for national and regional honors in IMCA’s 10th annual Manufacturer’s Cup contest. The national crown will be accompanied by a $500 prize and trophy while plaques go to the top builder in each of the five Modified regions. Standings will again be based on makes of chassis driven by top 10 drivers in each region. 2018 champions will be named based on points for individual regions while the builder with the highest point total overall will be named IMCA’s national Manufacturer of the Year. “Many of the best chassis builders in the nation are part of this program,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “We are coming off the best year in contest history, with different winners in each of the five regions and a close contest nation-wide that sets up a good encore for 2018.” First-time Manufacturer’s Cup entries are Fury Chassis of Stuart, Neb., Lethal Chassis of Mooresville, N.C., and Longhorn Chassis of Trinity, N.C. Builders returning to Cup competition include B & B Racing Chassis [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]
MOHAVE VALLEY, Ariz. (April 14) – Consistency has Chaz Baca on top of IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region point standings. Speed put him in victory lane Saturday at Mohave Valley Raceway’s 25th anniversary special … twice. Baca led the last 10 laps in winning the IMCA Modified feature, and $1,500. He also scored the $1,000 checkers in a borrowed dwarf car. “This race has been on our schedule for about a month,” he said following the four-hour tow home to Mesa. “It’s the first time I’ve won two big money races on the same night. It feels pretty good. We were super excited.” Baca ran second in his heat, started the main event from eighth and was up to second just after midway in the 25-lapper. He was reeling in pole starter Bill McIntosh before a caution, then took the lead after the ensuing restart. Mike Kirby ended in second with Leland Hibdon, Clint Reichenbach and McIntosh completing the top five. Already on the Fast Shafts All-Star [Read More]
MERCED, Calif. (April 14) – It had been a few years since Danny Lauer turned laps at Merced Speedway but it didn’t take him long to find the fastest way the oval at Saturday’s Bill Egleston Tribute. Lauer led all 50 laps of the evening’s IMCA Modified feature, earning $4,015 along with a spot on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. “We were stoked. We unloaded the car and never touched a thing. It was fast all night,” Lauer said after pocketing the biggest check of his career in the class. “I took the lead going into (turn) one on the first lap and ran the bottom. I figured if anyone was going to pass they’d have to go around me.” The last yellow came out with nine circuits left. Lauer kept Austin Burke at bay to win for the first time this season and the first time he’s entered a 50-lapper that didn’t have a pit stop at midway. “We haven’t won that many races the last few years. The sport evolved and we [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.
VINTON, Iowa (April 12) – The last lap of Thursday’s IMCA Modified Frostbuster feature at Benton County Speedway was worth the price of admission all by itself. Cayden Carter reeled in long-time leader Hunter Marriott, taking the lead at the white flag and staying in front to the finish of the 25-lap, $1,000 to win main event. “It was a great race. I tried the high side and then went back to the bottom,” said Carter, newly qualified for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. “You don’t get a chance to win a big race like this very often.” Marriott took charge following an early restart with Carter and Kyle Brown swapping second behind him. Carter finally secured the spot with nine laps left and gradually cut into Marriott’s advantage. Marriott, Brown, Joel Rust and Californian Ethan Dotson completed the top five; Richie Gustin was disqualified from third for an incorrect rev limiter setting. Nearly 130 cars were in the pits, and adjoining cornfield, for the Vinton Frostbuster. Joey Schaefer was also a last-lap winner [Read More]
DAVENPORT, Iowa (April 13) – Friday the 13th wasn’t so lucky for the Deery Brothers Summer Series and Davenport Speedway’s Rebel 5K. Tonight’s $5,000 to win IMCA Late Model tour event at Davenport has been declared a rainout. Track officials plan to reschedule the event. The 32nd annual series now opens on Saturday, April 21 at Cedar County Raceway in Tipton with a $2,000 to win, minimum $300 to start show. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Iowa State points, as well as series points will be awarded. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:15 p.m. with racing to follow. Spectator admission will be $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and students and free for kids ages 12 and under. Pit passes are $30 More information about that event is available by calling 563 340-4079 and at the www.davenportspeedway.com website.
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]
DONNELLSON, Iowa (April 11) – Kelly Shryock multi-tasked Wednesday night, mastering lapped traffic while outrunning Hunter Marriott in the IMCA Modified Frostbuster main event at Lee County Speedway. Shryock started fourth and led the last 21 of 25 circuits at Donnellson, taking the $1,000 checkers ahead of Marriott – up from 11th starting – and Cayden Carter. “I picked the smoothest lane and tried to be consistent,” Shryock said following his first win of the season and IMCA career 82nd. “I was lucky and had a good starting position. Hunter has been pretty fast and when he got to second it was ‘Oh boy, here we go,’ but I was able to hold him off.” Shryock ran the extreme high line going into the first turn and dropped down to the middle groove in the second set of turns, bringing Marriott along into traffic. “It’s fun to be able to negotiate through that stuff, knowing that you’ve got bogeys on your tail,” he said. Shryock was already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Jeff [Read More]