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Brockert breaks dry spell at CJ Speedway 

By Jerry Mackey  COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa (June 7, 2024) – Kemper Trucking & Excavation sponsored Friday night racing action at CJ Speedway located on the Louisa County Fairgrounds in Columbus Junction, Iowa. The race car count continues to grow in 2024 and the racing was very good on Friday night.  Dan Brockert broke a three-year dry spell by capturing the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature. The Class Too Tough To Tame ran its feature as the headliner of the night and the main saw a stout field of 14 drivers take the initial green flag. Brockert took off from his pole position start but was never able to break away for a comfortable lead. Kirk Kinsley applied pressure early before Corey Strothman was able to take over the second spot and close on Brockert. John Oliver Jr. and Chad Krogmeier advanced toward the front from eighth and sixth position starts, respectively, and joined the lead pack as well. At the checkers it was Brockert with a one car length win over Strothman and Krogmeier.  The Friesen Performance IMCA [Read More]

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Show-Me State sprinter gets first Eagle win

By Greg Soukup EAGLE, Neb. (June 8, 2024) – His weekly tow from Bates City, Mo., paid off Saturday night with Jack Thomas’ first-ever Eagle Raceway feature win. The Hurryin’ Missourian topped the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car main event, taking the lead from Shayle Bade with six laps to go and outrunning Bade, Cody Ledger and Brandon Horton following a restart the next go-around. “We did what we needed to do and got it done tonight,” said Thomas, a winner in his career 20th start in the winged class. “I can’t thank everybody who helps us out enough, my Mom and dad, my crew who did a phenomenal job on the car. To get this win at a place like this is really great! I’m just glad that I got it done.” Despite drenching rains both Thursday and Friday that would have most racetracks canceling, Roger Hadan and the crack track prep crew gave the racers a great racing surface as Avid Realty and Empire Fence presented Destination Eagle at America’s Home Track. Other feature winners on [Read More]


Five dates for five IMCA divisions on Midwest Madness Tour

WORTHINGTON, Minn. (June 7, 2024) – Five events on five straight nights are on the Midwest Madness Tour schedule for five IMCA divisions. Opening night features Sunday, June 23 at Worthington Speedway see the Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds race for $1,500 to win and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $1,200 to win. The Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod feature pays $1,000 with $800 to win in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and $400 to win for the Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts. The tour continues Monday June 24 at Clay County Fair Speedway; Tuesday June 25 at Park Jefferson Speedway; Wednesday, June 26 at Buena Vista Raceway; and Thursday, June 27 at Stuart Speedway. Those events pay Modifieds a minimum of $1,000 to win and $150 to start, Stock Cars $1,000 to win and $125 to start, Northern SportMods $500 to win, Hobby Stocks $400 to win and Sport Compacts $200 to win. Modified winners become eligible to qualify for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational while Stock Car winners become B & B Racing Chassis All-Star qualifying [Read More]

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IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through June 6, 2024

Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 992; 2. Troy Morris III, Bakersfield, Calif., 902; 3. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa, 805; 4. Spencer Diercks, Davenport, Iowa, 748; 5. Izac Mallicoat, Boone, Iowa, 731; 6. William “Bill” Miller, Yuma, Ariz., 687; 7. Grey Ferrando, Stayton, Ore., 680; 8. Charlie Mohr, Bettendorf, Iowa, 668; 9. Trevor Fitz, Marshalltown, Iowa, 661; 10. Owen Barnhill, Milton, Fla., 609; 11. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 608; 12. Jeff Larson, Freeport, Ill., 584; 13. Matt Werner, Geneseo, Ill., 577; 14. Tyson Blood, Tumwater, Wash., 568; 15. Chris Zogg, New Liberty, Iowa, 554; 16. Jacob Mallet Jr., Oakley, Calif., 549; 17. Jeremy Mills, Clear Lake, Iowa, 543; 18. Todd Shute, Norwalk, Iowa, 524; 19. Jace Whitt, Hamilton, Mo., 505; 20. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 493. IMCA Sunoco Late Models – 1. Evan Miller, Silvis, Ill., 540; 2. Jesse Bodin, Silvis, Ill., 445; 3. Andy Nezworski, Blue Grass, Iowa, 406; 4. Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill., 388; 5. Mitch Morris, Long Grove, Iowa, 377; 6. Cory Dumpert, Newman Grove, Neb., 372; 7. Christopher Lawrence, [Read More]

Northern SportMod

Garner garners Marysville win with last-lap pass

By Ben Deatherage MARYSVILLE, Calif. (June 1, 2024) – Mark Garner’s second win of the season at Marysville Raceway came following his pass for the front of the final lap of Saturday’s Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod main event. The feature kicked off with Shaun Merritt taking an early lead and setting a blistering pace with Garner hot on his heels. Merritt’s strategic use of the middle portion of the racing surface proved to be formidable and as Garner’s efforts were thwarted, it opened a window for Ray Lindeman to challenge for the runner-up position.   The first stoppage, on the ninth circuit, bunched the field up and give Merritt an open track to work with. When the green flag returned, Garner got a brilliant run down the back stretch on lap 13, getting beside Merritt but just unable to complete the pass. A pair of yellows occurred with a few laps left, setting up a thrilling shootout. Garner tried again to get the necessary run on Merritt, but the leader was just a little bit better [Read More]


Feller is IMCA Modified king at Electric City

By Ben Deatherage GREAT FALLS, Mont. (June 1, 2024) – Electric City Speedway had another stellar installment to their 2024 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing slate with 20 Friesen Performance IMCA Modified entries on hand for Saturday’s show. Rex Feller skillfully maneuvered around front row starters John Price and Patrick La Mere, surging ahead to a significant lead within the first few laps and setting the stage for what proved to be a fiercely competitive race. As Feller held onto his lead, the race intensified into a thrilling pursuit. Kaycie Kynett steadily closed the gap but was unable to find a way past the leader. The two front runners began to approach lapped traffic but fortunately for Feller, a majority of the slower cars he encountered were operating on the high side of the track. In the final laps, 12th-starting Jordan Tocci found a burst of speed against the outside wall. He managed to secure second place with three laps remaining and made a valiant attempt to catch up to Feller on the final lap, but [Read More]


Gentry picks up Strawberry Cup feature win

By Ben Deatherage LEBANON, Ore. (June 1, 2024) – IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars were back at Willamette Speedway on Saturday for the historical Strawberry Cup, a race the venue has hosted for several decades. The race kicked off with a bang as Scott Winebarger took the lead on the first lap. Young talent Calista Johnson, applied pressure on the second circuit, almost overtaking the seasoned driver at the line.  This thrilling battle continued for several laps, allowing Myke Landis and Sean Gentry to stay within striking distance. By the eighth lap, Winebarger had established a comfortable lead. Gentry secured the second position from Johnson and set his sights on Winebarger. The 17th and 18th laps saw cautions, setting the stage for a showdown between the two frontrunners. When the green flag came back out, Winebarger did his best to distance himself from Gentry and all other challengers. With eight laps to go, Gentry and Kevin Roberts started to get in a good rhythm, but their efforts would be stunted due to another caution. On the restart, Winebarger again [Read More]


Williamson wows Bloom crowd at CGS

By Ben Deatherage COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (June 1, 2024) – After getting those vision issues taken care of, Jesse Williamson kept his eyes on the prize and raced back to the front of the field and all the way to the Ralph Bloom Memorial checkers Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway. The Coburg chauffeur had taken the lead from the initial start of the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod 50-lapper but would have problems after part of his hood folded back and began to give him visibility issues. Williamson retired to the pit area following a lap five caution, had the hood removed and came back out restarting dead last. Ethan Killingsworth became the new leader. Several cautions prevented him from getting a significant lead but at the same time also prevented heavy lapped traffic. Around midway, Williamson was back in the top five and on lap 27, a three-car battle for second was waged between Williamson, Jorddon Braaten and Matt Sanders.  Williamson secured second on the 28th circuit and before long had his sights set on Killingsworth. [Read More]


Mods for Mindy show set for Friday at Crawford County

DENISON, Iowa (June 4, 2024) – One thousand dollar paydays are planned for feature winners in three IMCA divisions at Crawford County Speedway’s Mods for Mindy show. Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods all race for $1,000 to win at the fourth annual event in memory of Mindy Reetz, sponsored by Finishline Racing Products, this Friday, June 7. The Titan Clash Modified winner becomes eligible to qualify for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational and the Stock Car winner becomes eligible to qualify for the B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks run for $350 to win, Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts for $200 to win. Hard charger awards and random bonus payouts will be given in all divisions; Modifieds, Stock Cars and SportMods are draw/redraw. Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 7:30 p.m. with racing to follow. Pit passes are $30 for adults and $20 for kids ages 5-10. Spectator admission is $12 [Read More]


Duke is first 2024 PASS repeater

By Frank Buhrman SELINSGROVE, Pa. (June 2, 2024) – Ken Duke put all his experience to work, masterfully handling lapped traffic to hold onto the lead and become the first River Valley Builders Pennsylvania Sprint Series repeat winner of 2024, taking the 20-lap feature for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars Sunday at Selinsgrove Speedway. The hometown driver, a two-time PASS champion and 2019 IMCA RaceSaver national champ, fought off a determined bid by Nick Sweigart – also seeking to become the season’s first repeat winner – and came home first by 2.617 seconds, building most of that margin in the last couple of laps after overcoming a final challenge in race traffic. The win was also the 24th in Duke’s career. He leads all active PASS competitors in victories. The race went non-stop … there were no caution flags in any of the PASS racing Sunday … with Duke taking the checkered flag after six minutes and 41 seconds of incredible racing, and that made lapped traffic the defining factor. Duke had taken the lead from fellow [Read More]