HAYS, Kan. (Oct. 2-3) – Already a regular visitor to victory lane at RPM Speedway, Steven Bowers Jr. parked there again Saturday night after the biggest win of his IMCA Modified career. Bowers caught and passed long-time race leader Tom Berry for the $5,000 Fall Nationals feature win, adding another exclamation point to what has already been an amazing season. “This was pretty exciting, after the season we’ve had. I’m almost speechless,” Bowers said. “Running with Tom Berry, who is my closest friend, and battling with him for $5,000 was an honor.” While Tripp Gaylord and Bowers started on the front row, Berry – who’d drawn for the tardy Bowers – quickly charged from the fourth row to take control. After an early caution, the 40-lapper ran green to the finish. Bowers caught] up with and chased Berry into traffic, the two touched briefly and then Bowers edged ahead. “I reeled him in with five to go and passed him with three to go,” said Bowers, who pilots a homebuilt SB Chassis. “I had to [Read More]
ANTIOCH, Calif. (Oct. 2-3) – Jacob Hobscheidt was feeling a twinge of seller’s remorse Saturday night at Antioch Speedway. Behind the wheel of the 2017 GRT he’d sold to Sean Wilson two years ago, the Plattsmouth, Neb., driver led all but two laps of the inaugural Bill Bowers main event for IMCA Modifieds in racing to a career-best $5,000 payday. “I would gladly take that car back now,” said the new Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier. “I didn’t expect to win but everything worked out pretty good for us.” Hobscheidt had started from the pole and led the first 29 times around the track. Troy Foulger, who’d swept the weekend IMCA Sunoco Stock Car features at Antioch, led the next two circuits before Hobscheidt got the front spot back and stayed there until the end of the 40-lapper. The feature was slowed by just two cautions and Hobscheidt put some distance ahead of the second-running Foulger following the lap 36 restart. “Antioch is one of a kind. I haven’t been on a bullring like [Read More]
ARDMORE, Okla. – IMCA Modifieds, Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars are all on the ticket for Southern Oklahoma Speedway’s Oct. 9 and 10 Jordan Page Winter Nationals. Modifieds run for $2,500 to win and a minimum of $300 to start their 2021 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier. Southern SportMods run for $1,500 to win and a minimum of $200 to start, Stock Cars for $1,000 to win and a minimum of $175 at the 16th annual event. Pre-entry for all three divisions is $75 until Oct. 8 or $100 after that date. An open practice is Thursday, Oct. 8. Pit passes are $15. Friday qualifying locks top in the top 12 drivers with last-chance racing and main events on Saturday. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and $10 for kids ages 6-12 on Friday and $20 for adults and $15 for kids ages 6-12 on Saturday. Pit passes are $35 for one day or $60 for both Friday and Saturday. The track website is www.southernoklahomaspeedway.com.
BATESVILLE, Ark. – One of the biggest races on the IMCA Modified calendar will benefit two area non-profit organizations this season. Batesville Motor Speedway’s fourth annual Race For Hope 71 is Oct. 6-10, with $12,000 paid to win and a minimum of $1,500 to start the main event. The Saturday night main event is a qualifier for the 2021 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Top two finishers in each heat on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday advance to qualifying features that send the top 10 finishers to the inside, middle and outside rows, respectively, of Saturday’s 30-car starting grid. Drivers who don’t advance to the nightly feature earn points in one of four (B-C-D-E) non-qualifier races. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Racing starts at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; sponsor awards will be presented and drivers introduced beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, with the race program to follow. The 71-lap feature will be halted for a fuel stop on lap 40 Spectator admission [Read More]
OSBORN, Mo. – The second annual IMCA Missouri Nationals is set for Oct. 8-10 at US 36 Raceway. The event features the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods. The event is also broadcast live on IMCA TV. Modifieds are racing for $2,000 to win and $200 to start their Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational balloting qualifying main event on Saturday. The Friday qualifier pays $400 to win and $100 to start. Sprint Cars also pay $2,000 to win and $200 to start Saturday and $400 to win and $100 to start the qualifier on Friday. Stock Cars pay $1,700 to win the Saturday main event and $100 to start. The Friday qualifier pays $300 to the winner and $80 to start. The SportMods have $1,500 on the line on Saturday and $80 to start. The Friday qualifier for the SportMods pays $250 to win and $70 to start. The complete pay scale for all four classes is available at http://www.us36racewaydirttrack.com/driverinfo/. Pre-entry to the event is recommended before Tuesday, [Read More]
VINTON, Iowa (Oct. 1) – Holley’s first production run of new aluminum 4412SA carburetor main bodies have some issues that will affect some IMCA racers. Holley recalled and recovered all first production runs of this carburetor with the exception of one carburetor builder. Holley’s Circle Track Manager Graham Fordyce said, “There was an issue with the original castings that we released to carburetor modifiers (did not fit the sanction gages) so the tooling has been revised. The L6R3250B aluminum castings should NOT be allowed for use in competition.” Effective immediately this original release of casting number L6R3250B aluminum 4412 carburetor will not be allowed in IMCA competition. This product can be identified by the casting number behind the choke horn. Also effective immediately, any driver competing at an IMCA sanctioned event with this product will be disqualified. Any attempt at removing the casting number will result in disqualification as well. This product does not meet carburetor gauges used by IMCA inspectors. The new and corrected 4412SA aluminum main body casting number is L6R199B and is approved [Read More]
HARLAN, Iowa (Sept. 25-26) – Kelly Shryock’s Saturday IMCA Modified win was his first ever at Shelby County Speedway’s Tiny Lund Memorial. Dusty Van Horn’s IMCA Sunoco Stock Car win the same night was his first-ever in the division. Shryock, already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, started on the pole, then had to get the lead back from Jacob Hobscheidt before collecting the $1,528 checkers. “He’s “He’s pretty fast. Lucky for me and unlucky for him, a lapped car kind of got him out of shape,” Shryock said. Anthony Roth ended in second, Chris Mills in third. While Shryock has won his share and then some of IMCA’s biggest events, races like the Tiny Lund stand out. “It’s really cool to add my list to the names of the drivers who have won this event,” he said. “The Tiny Lund is a huge event and any time you can win a memorial race it’s special. Memorial races have a special place in my heart.” Van Horn shared similar sentiments, after a late-race pass [Read More]
ANTIOCH, Calif. – IMCA Modifieds are in the running for a $5,000 top check at Antioch Speedway’s Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2 and 3 Bill Bowers Memorial. The Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier pays $2,500 for second, $1,250 for third and a minimum of $200 to start. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods race for $2,500 to win and a minimum of $150 to start, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $1,000 to win and a minimum of $100. Qualifying starts Friday night; last-chance races and the main events fill the Saturday card. Entry for car and driver for both the Modifieds and Northern SportMods is $200 and $50 each night for Stock Cars. No spectators will be allowed in the grandstand and drivers and crew members must wear face masks when outside their pit area. Gates open at noon both days with racing to follow 5 p.m. hot laps. Pit passes for crew members are $50 and $25 for kids ages 12 and under. Both nights of the Bill Bowers Memorial will be broadcast by FLO [Read More]
ARLINGTON, Minn. (Sept. 26) – A Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature that ran green to checkers ended with Chris Neisen in victory lane Saturday night at Arlington Raceway. Neisen caught Dave Siercks for the lead on lap seven and stayed in front to the finish. Matt Looft started 11th and chased neisen across the stripe. Ninth stating Clint Hatlestad was the IMCA Modified feature winner, Justin Allen paced the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car main and Matt Speckman raced up another IMCA Sunoco Stock Car victory. Cory Probst was the third and final leader in an IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature that saw just a single caution, on the opening lap. Jaedan Erickson topped the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature.
WaKEENEY, Kan. (Sept. 27) – The Mel Hambelton Ford Racing Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series took to the 3/8-mile dirt track of WaKeeney Speedway for the WaKeeney Showdown finale Sunday night and it was Zach Blurton picking up the $1,000-to-win feature event. Blurton had started the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car weekend at WaKeeney with the $700 feature win on Saturday. Kyler Johnson and Todd Plemons were scheduled to set the pace for Sunday’s 30-lap feature event, but trouble ensued for Johnson during the pace lap causing him to pull off the track and Jake Martens took over the pole starting position. At the drop of the green, Martens marched to the race lead ahead of Plemons while Blurton charged forward to third. Martens again took off with the race lead following a lap 10 restart while Plemons and Blurton continued to battle for second. Blurton advanced to second and made a charge toward the race leader. On lap 20, Blurton assumed the lead over Martens who then appeared to have a mechanical [Read More]