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Whitman is a hit at 141’s IMCA Clash at the Creek

FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. (June 17) – The IMCA Modified driver they call ‘The Hitman’ was a big hit with his 141 Speedway fans Thursday night.  Johnny Whitman took the lead following a lap 10 restart and led Mike Mullen around the oval at Francis Creek the last 40 green flag, lightning fast times around the track in taking the $10,000 Clash at the Creek win.  “I’ve been wanting to do this for 13 years,” he said from victory lane. “It’s crazy, the amount of competition that’s here. I didn’t know if my car was good enough to keep up with them but we got it done.”  Pole starter Josh Long was a distant third as home state drivers ran 1-2-3. Californian Cody Laney was fourth and Missouri’s Terry Phillips rounded out the top five. Seventy-five Modified drivers from 10 states competed at the 13th annual Clash. Whitman had started fourth and, after Dylan Thornton and Long took early turns up front, went to the high side of the track on the restart that followed the only [Read More]

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Sachau, Murty, Purdy are dynamic at Stuart

By Josh Reynolds STUART, Iowa (June 16) – Jake Sachau, Dallon Murty and Jeremy Purdy were all dynamic on night two of the Dynamic Drivelines Dirt Duel at Stuart Speedway.  Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods were the first Dirt Duel feature on the track with Brayton Carter and Dylan VanWyk leading the field to green. VanWyk led early until Carter slid by to take the lead a third of the way through the 35-lap event. Carter held it through a several yellows before Sachau used a restart to take the lead on lap 25. Carter gave it his all but Sachau was too strong as he went on to the $2,500 win. Carter finished second with Izac Mallicoat third, Cam Reimers fourth and VanWyk fifth.  Chanse Hollatz and Abe Huls led the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars to the green flag for their 40-lap feature, next with Hollatz leading the first 11 laps. Dallon Murty used the bottom of the track to take over on lap 12 and that was the end of lead changes as the [Read More]

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How sweet it is! IMCA Wild West Tour returns to Rock Springs for weekend shows

ROCK SPRINGS, Wy. – Frequent destination Sweetwater Speedway is next on the schedule for IMCA’s Pitt Stop Motorsports Wild West Tour. IMCA Modifieds race for a minimum of $1,000 to win, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods both for at least $750 and also based on car count Friday, June 18 and Saturday, June 19.  Both Modified features are Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying events and Stock Car feature winners become eligible to qualify for the B & B Chassis All-Star Invitational. The tour has traveled to 16 different tracks in its 119-race history and to none more often than Sweetwater, which hosts its 22nd and 23rd Wild West events this weekend.  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, KMJ Performance State and track points will be awarded both nights. Racing starts at 7 p.m. and both race programs will be broadcast by IMCA.TV. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $5 for seniors ages 60 and over, teens ages 13-17 and active duty military, veterans and National Guard, and free for kids 12 [Read More]

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Haudenshild Tribute IMCA Modified win is ‘something special’ for DeBenedetti

By Stephanie Deatherage  WHITE CITY, Ore. (June 12) – An IMCA Modified driver who’s won a lot of big races in his career won one he described as “something special” Saturday night. Jon DeBenedetti was in and out of the lead before taking the $2,000 checkers at Southern Oregon Speedway’s eighth annual Roger Haudenshild Tribute. The new Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier had put an engine purchased out of a car that Haudenshild had sponsored into his own ride just the day before.  “We put it in Friday and won with it on Saturday. That was pretty cool,” DeBenedetti said. “I told (the previous owner) I’d buy it and win with it and that’s exactly what I did.” He’d started third in the 30-lapper and fell back to fifth before running the inside line back to second, behind Zach Fettinger. DeBenedetti’s first pass to the front was negated by caution but he moved ahead following the next restart, on lap 13.  Californian Darrell Hughes II saw his bold move rewarded with the front spot [Read More]

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Hibdon’s North Dakota IMCA Modified success continues at Gumke Memorial

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (June 12) – Another IMCA Modified feature win at another North Dakota track put another $2,222 in Kollin Hibdon’s racing account Saturday night.  Hibdon led all 25 laps of Jamestown Speedway’s second annual Don Gumke Racers’ Memorial, leading the way through lapped traffic the first 21 circuits and then outrunning teammate Casey Arneson after a caution with four laps left. “I’ve had the chance to get into the Arneson program and come to some nice, slick tracks that I’ve never been to before,” said the 17-year-old from Nevada, who’d taken the win and $5,000 top prize at last weekend’s 100-lap Iron Man special at Dacotah Speedway. “I’ve had a lot of really good mentors in my very few years of racing and have been in the lucky position of being able to pick myself up a couple (wins). I’m lovin’ it.”  Rusty Kollman, Dave Shipley and Crist Pittenger completed the top five.  Already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, Hibdon won both his qualifying heats and started outside defending race winner Austin [Read More]

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IMCA Modifieds chase $10,000 check at 141 Speedway’s Clash at the Creek

FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. – A crown jewel event for IMCA Modifieds will see 141 Speedway present the winner of the 13th annual Clash at the Creek with a well-deserved check for $10,000.  The Wednesday and Thursday, June 15-17 special brings drivers across the country to the famed Wisconsin speedplant, where they’ll chase the big payday and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth.  The Clash pays a minimum of $750 to start and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods race for $1,000 to win both nights at Francis Creek. Winners of Stock Car features also become eligible to qualify for the B & B Chassis All-Star race.  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Side Biter Chassis North Central Region and EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region, and KMJ Performance Wisconsin State points will be awarded. Pre-tech starts at 3 p.m. and an open practice session runs from 7:30-10:30 p.m. on Tues­day, June 15. Pit passes are $20 and admission to the grandstand is $5 for adults and free for kids ages 10 and under. Modified [Read More]

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Hibdon gets biggest IMCA Modified win at Dacotah Speedway’s Iron Man

MANDAN, N.D. (June 5) – Kollin Hibdon brought a simple strategy into Saturday night’s 100-lap Iron Man main event for IMCA Modifieds at Dacotah Speedway. And after staying patient and “not burning stuff up,” the 17-year-old from Pahrump, Nev., had a career highlight-type win and $5,000 to show for his first visit to the quick North Dakota oval. “This was my biggest win ever. I’ve won $1,500 to win and $1,700 to win races but nothing over $2,000,” said Hibdon, who chased teammate Casey Arneson over the first half of the race, then caught and held off Jeremy Keller the last 21 laps. “I kept looking at the leader board late in the race and knew if I didn’t burn stuff up that I had a pretty good chance.” Arneson and Hibdon ran 1-2 to the mandatory caution at midway. Keller had moved to third on lap 25, right before top five running Tom Berry and Marly Seidler were part of a multi-car tangle.  Defending national champion Berry exited for the pits and Spencer Wilson [Read More]

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Hometown hero wins NY-Penn IMCA Modified Series feature at The Hill

By Evan Canfield MONROETON, Pa. (June 4) – Getting to The Hill Speedway for Keith Jack Lamphere is not a difficult task. From his front yard, you can see the track lights on any given Friday night.  Making it to The Hill Speedway victory lane on June 4 for round two of the NY-Penn IMCA Modified Series season was a different story, however. On a beautiful night in the Pennsylvania mountains that saw 19 cars take the green flag, getting to the checkered flag without incident was the name of the game and Lamphere led the last 14 laps in taking the checkers.  Pole starter Brad Sites soared to the early lead ahead of Shawn Bruce. The challenger fell off the pace before a lap eight caution, when Sites’ brother Eddie moved up to contend.  The two would ran nose to tail until lap 14 when a spinning lapped car collected both Sites cars, sending them to the rear of the field and handing the lead over to Shawn Bruce, who continued to run up [Read More]

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Trip east ends with Ward’s win at Sean Lias Memorial

By Evan Canfield SUSQUEHANNA, Pa. (June 1) – After opening night of the NY-Penn IMCA Modified Series was postponed two days, a Michigan driver making the 10-hour tow won the inaugural Sean Lias Memorial at Penn Can Speedway and $1,037. A.J. Ward, a three-time champion in the Dirt Works East Region, raced his way back to the front in winning the inaugural event held in honor of the eight-time regional champion from Pennsylvania. “This is the first memorial event that I’ve won,” Ward said following his ninth checkers of the season and career 128th victory. “It was special that this race was for Sean, with the history he had.” The win was also Ward’s career first in Pennsylvania. He’d won sixth of seven New York starts and now owns wins in seven of eight trips to the East Coast. “Those guys treat me pretty good over that way. They’re good people,” said Ward, who also pocketed $200 in random draw lap money and was already a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot candidate. “We’d made up our [Read More]

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Registration starts today for IMCA Dakota Classic Tour

MANDAN, N.D. – Online registration starts later today (Wednesday) for the Corral Sales IMCA Dakota Classic Tour. IMCA Modified and IMCA Sunoco Stock Car competitors can go to the drivers tab on www.dakotamodtour.com website to complete the registration process and secure their number. New this year is a $25 entry fee that will be refunded in cash the first night drivers race on the 32nd annual tour. All six Modified features pay $2,000 to win and are qualifying events for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Stock Car features pay $1,000 with winners becoming eligible to qualify for the B & B Chassis All-Star race. Opening night is Saturday, July 10 at Jamestown Speedway. The tour is at Nodak Speedway in Minot on Sunday, July 11 and at Estevan Motor Speedway in Saskatchewan on Monday, July 12 if the border is open. The series will be in Minot that evening if the border is still closed. Williston Basin Speedway is site of the Tuesday, July 13 show and Southwest Speedway at Dickinson hosts the Wednesday, July 14 event. [Read More]