Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

Kay wins duel with Marolf, Deery feature at West Liberty

WEST LIBERTY, Iowa (July 8) – The Deery Brothers Summer Series got its first repeat winner and Justin Kay gave himself a bit more breathing room in the IMCA Late Model tour points race Tuesday night. Kay got the better of Nick Marolf in a back-and-forth battle at West Liberty Raceway that saw the frontrunners swap the lead six times over the course of 40 caution-free laps. The win paid $3,000 and was the Deery career fifth for Kay. Kyle Hinrichs regained third late in the race from defending series champion Brian Harris. Completing the top five was Andy Eckrich, still second but now nine points behind Kay in the standings. Kay started third and followed the inside groove while Marolf drew the pole and ran a line higher. Marolf’s longest stint in the lead covered laps 14 through 28. Three lapped cars separated Kay and Marolf at the finish. Kay’s first tour victory this season came on May 4 at Quad City Speedway. Tire samples were taken from each of the top two so [Read More]

Dakota Mod Tour

Another record car count set as Taylor builds on Dakota Tour success at Estevan

ESTEVAN, Sask. (July 7) – Despite leading all 30 laps, Jeff Taylor got to enjoy Monday’s Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour main event at Estevan Motor Speedway from a couple perspec­tives. Taylor won his second IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified tour event in as many nights while Steven Pfeifer was second and Shawn Anderson fourth in Taylor Chassis rides. “I’d have been happy with either one of them passing me and winning,” Taylor said. “I’d have been tickled to death.” The win was worth $2,000 and came in a contest slowed by caution just once, on lap 12. Curt Lund was third and Shawn Anderson fifth. Seventy-six Modifieds from 14 states and Canada ran at Estevan. That’s the most ever entries for the division north of the border as the series set new car count records in the first two events of 2014. “I never thought about winning the first two races of this series. It’s the first time I’ve ever started a series like this,” said Taylor, who’d topped the Sunday show at Nodak [Read More]

Feature

Dailey is surprise winner in Fairmont Redline Racing Parts North Star Series feature

FAIRMONT, Minn. (July 4) – Eric Dailey became the surprise winner of a rain-shortened Redline Racing Parts North Star Series feature for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds Friday at Fairmont Raceway. He’d started fifth and was up to third before lining up on the outside for a lap five restart. He slowly reeled in Jeff Ignaszewski and then Roger Nielsen for the lead and was still in front when rain forced an early end half way through the scheduled 20-lapper. “I just came around and there were the double checkers,” Dailey said. The victory was his division-leading sixth in the series and tour career third at Fairmont. Nielsen, Ignaszewski, Jay Noteboom and Josh Rogotzke rounded out the top five. Noteboom raced to fourth from 12th starting. Dan Mackenthun won for the third time in his tour career in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. Justin Remus paced the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, Cory Probst was best in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main and Nate Coopman collected the Mach-1 Sport Compact checkers. Mackenthun only led one [Read More]

Dakota Mod Tour

Taylor tops Dakota Tour IMCA Modifieds on record-setting night at Nodak

MINOT, N.D. (July 6) – Jeff Taylor left the gremlins back home in Arkansas. Taylor led all 30 laps of Sunday’s Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour main event for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds at Nodak Speedway. The $2,000 victory came on a record-setting opening night for the 25th annual series and clearly got Taylor’s title quest started right. “We came here better prepared than last year and didn’t have to fight the gremlins off,” said Tay­lor, ninth in the 2013 tour point standings. “I wasn’t very good in hot laps but we loosened the car a bunch and I had a good car in my heat and the feature. It was fun to drive.” Taylor drew the outside row two start and used the bottom and middle grooves to get to the front, then moved higher up on the track to stay there. ‘B’ winner Ryan Ruter and Shawn Strand both pressured the leader before falling back and finishing well off the pace in second and third, respec­tively. Hard charger Brian Mullen advanced 20 [Read More]

Events

$4,000 is possible to win at 20th annual Hogan Memorial

VINTON, Iowa (July 6) – It’s billed as the most antici­pated event of the year at Benton County Speedway and the 20th annual Hogan Memorial is a good bet to be just that. The Sunday, July 13 IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modi­fied main event pays $1,250 to win, an­other $50 for each of the 40 laps led, plus $250 to the leader at mid­way. With the addition of a $500 hard charger award, that makes for a potential payoff of $4,000. If not al­ready vote eligible, the winner will be added to the ballot for the 2014 Fast Shafts All-Star Invi­tational. Minimum start money has been upped to $200. Each heat race winner earns $100. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Belleville Motorsports North Central Region and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded at the draw/redraw show. A mandatory caution will be thrown for a five minute break midway through the feature, with all cars stopping on the frontstretch. Two former race winners and the top two drivers in lo­cal track points who do [Read More]

Feature

Jimmy Gustin repeats XSAN Hawkeye Dirt Tour heroics at Algona (VIDEO)

ALGONA, Iowa (July 1) – His IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified foes have to be happy the XSAN Hawkeye Dirt Tour doesn’t bring Jimmy Gustin to Algona Raceway more often. Gustin ended a late Tuesday night show by regaining the lead on the final circuit for his second straight series win on the Kossuth County Fairgrounds dirt oval. The victory came during Algona’s Sa­lute to Veterans Spectacular and paid $2,000. Post by XSAN. “I’ve only been to Algona twice and I won twice,” said the understandably happy Gustin, newly qualified for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. “It was a really exciting race. It all worked out great for us.” Forty-three IMCA Modifieds were on hand for the second stop of the 2014 tour. Mike Van Gen­deren was just a car length off the pace in second with Eric Dailey, Kelly Shryock and Adam Lar­son rounding out the top five. Larson had led late before getting shuffled back. Dailey and Shryock both qualified from the first of three “B” features, with Shryock advancing 13 positions. [Read More]

Feature

Delp, Hansen earn first EQ Wild West Tour wins

VERNAL, Utah (June 27-28) – Two veterans of the EQ Cylinder Heads Wild West Tour made long-awaited stops in victory lane when the series for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds visited Diamond Mountain Speedway. Casey Delp won his first tour feature on Friday at Vernal. Chase Hansen accomplished the same feat on Saturday, also earning $1,000 and joining Delp as a new candidate on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Point leader Justen Yeager came into the series weekend with a three-race winning streak and ran second both nights. Michael Hale, Jake Donnelly and Eddie Belec completed Friday’s top five. Belec, Jeff Hunter and Bert Beech ended third, fourth and fifth, respectively, on Saturday. Delp counted three runner-up showings in 36 career Wild West Tour starts coming into the weekend. He started sixth in Friday’s 30-lapper, took the lead from Hale on the 14th circuit and held off three-time series champion Yeager for the checkers. Yeager peeked inside as the front pair ran in lapped traffic the final four circuits. “I went checkers or wreckers [Read More]

Dakota Mod Tour

Defending champions among pre-entries for Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour

MANDAN, N.D. – Defending champions Aaron Turnbull and Elijah Zevenbergen are among the 88 drivers from 15 states and Canada already entered for the July 6-11 Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour. Turnbull joins 63 other pre-registered IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified drivers who will contend for $2,000 to win each night of the 25th annual North Dakota and Saskatchewan-based series. Zevenbergen and 24 more pre-registered IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars vie for $800 to win on the same programs. The series is at Nodak Speedway in Minot on July 6, at Estevan Motor Speedway on July 7, at Williston Basin Speedway on July 8, at Southwest Speedway on July 9, at Dacotah Speedway on July 10 and at Jamestown Speedway on July 11. Modified entries are already in hand from: Shawn Anderson, Minot; Randy Artz, Battle Mountain, Nev.; Reese Artz, Battle Mountain, Nev.; Hank Berry, Sidney, Mont.; Scott Bintz, Jamestown; Brandon Blochlinger, Concordia, Kan.; Pete Bradley, Williston; Chris Bragg, Springtown, Texas; Brian Brennan, Rozet, Wyo.; Dale Burwick, Dickinson; Eric Burwick, Dickinson; Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo.; Tracy [Read More]

Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

Deery Series heads to Independence for pre-holiday show

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (June 25) – Still looking for a repeat winner this season, the Deery Broth­ers Summer Series heads to Independence for a pre-holiday show next Tuesday, July 1. IMCA Late Models contend for $3,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start. Pit gates and the grandstand at Indee both open at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:45 p.m. with racing to follow. Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students and free for kids 11 and under when accompanying a paid adult. Pit passes are $30. The first six tour events of 2014 have produced as many different winners, the most recent of them Jeff Aikey last night at Marshalltown Speedway. Point leader Justin Kay, Andy Eckrich, Colby Springsteen, Terry Neal and Ray Guss Jr. have also raced their way to victory lane. Twenty-six previous Deery events have been held at Independence. Kay earned his first series career victory there last July to end the record-tying string of four straight wins by eventual cham­pion Brian Harris. Hometown pilot [Read More]

Feature

XSAN Hawkeye Dirt Tour adds to fireworks at Salute to Veterans Spectacular

ALGONA, Iowa – IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds chasing the XSAN Hawkeye Dirt Tour provide part of the fireworks at Algona Raceway’s Tuesday, July 1 Salute to Veterans Spectacular. Traveling Modifieds race for $2,000 to win their 2014 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualify­ing event. The runner-up earns $1,050, with $950 for third and $850 for fourth. Top prize for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars is $1,500 while Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks both vie for $1,200 to win. The Mach-1 Sport Compact feature pays $200 to win. Cruisers complete the program. All classes will be draw/redraw and features will start 24 cars. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, Allstar Performance State and local track points will be awarded; Modifieds also get special series points. Winners in all divisions re­ceive six-foot tall trophies. Spectator admission is $15 for adults and $5 for kids ages 6-12. Family passes are $40 and pit passes are $25. All veterans receive free admission to the grandstand. Pit gates open at 5 p.m. The draw closes [Read More]