Turner grabs wild win at East Moline

By Rob Hinckley EAST MOLINE, Ill. (July 31, 2022) – The car pasted itself to the low groove and finally worked the way Erick Turner wanted. The Barstow, Ill., regular at East Moline Speedway had the hard work pay off with the 15-lap Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod win Sunday evening during a wild race. “Everyone here made this happen, all the hard work,” Turner said in the winner’s circle, pointing to his family and crew. “We’ve struggled, worked, got better and finally we’re here.”  It may not have been a challenge to get to first place, but it was staying there. Four other leaders were involved in incidents during the affair. Turner started seventh, took advantage of misfortune, but still was fast and kept the car straight. He figured he had a chance on a late caution, one of eight yellow flags, for his first 2022 win.    “On that last caution I thought I had a chance. The car was working good down low and those guys got in that wreck ahead of [Read More]


It’s a 10! Nichols tops Joe Crist Memorial at US 36

By Rick Staley OSBORN, Mo. (July 29, 2022) – Mike Nichols had to give a 10 to his 10th IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win of the season.  Nichols became the sixth different winner in as many years US 36 Raceway has hosted the Joe Crist Memorial, earning $2,262 for the Friday night victory at Osborn.  “They had 30 cars there and any time you’ve got that many Stock Cars together, you’re bound to see good racing,” Nichols said following career checkers number 593 in the division.  Derrick Agee, Danny Holt and Brandon Williams were among the first to fight it out for the lead with each taking a turn out front. Agee held off Holt, who then charged by on the outside. Defending race winner Travis Barker made his own move toward the point only to see Nichols come from the outside row five starting position to challenge. Brandon Williams was fast all feature and made his presence known as well as the race progressed as did Chad Clancy. In the end, however, Nichols took [Read More]


Buckarma bags $750 payday at Outagamie

By Edward Anschutz SEYMOUR, Wis. (July 29, 2022) – Nick Buckarma outlasted Clint Forstner to score his first IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win of the season, good for $750 and B & B Racing Chassis All-Star qualifying eligibility, Saturday night as 108 racers checked to do battle at Outagamie Speedway powered by EWSC. Forstner drew the pole and led until Buckarma used the outside groove to slip by up top on the third lap. Forstner went back to work down low, retaking the lead on the 12th lap. The duo raced side-by-side the remainder of the event with Kyle Frederick a close third. With two laps remaining, Buckarma was able to find the momentum up top to grab the top spot once again. Buckarma held on by a fender to score a thrilling win. Forstner was second, Frederick took third, Wyatt Block placed fourth and Brett Wenzel completed the top five.   In Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod action it was Skyler Woods taking command early on as last week’s winner Jake Carpenter worked his way through the field from row six. [Read More]


Olson stays hot on Iowa Donor Network Night at Indee

By Jeremy Fox INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (July 30, 2022) – Tony Olson made it six straight Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod wins at Independence Motor Speedway on Iowa Donor Network Racing to Save Lives Night.  Brandon Tharp and Will Wolf led the field to the green flag but neither led the first lap as Olson grabbed the top spot early and stayed in charge following multiple restarts and earn $750. Tharp finished second and Wolf was third. Kaden Reynolds was able to sneak by Cole Mather for the lead seven laps into the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main. Already B & B Racing Chassis All-Star qualifying eligible, Reynolds caught lapped traffic but was not to be denied as he went on to take his third win, this one good for $750, of the season in Indee. Mather and Jarod Weepie were next to the checkers. Troy Cordes fended off challenges from Fryer, Milo Veloz and 12th place starter Drew Janssen to take his third local Friesen Performance IMCA Modified win of the season. Janssen came home second and Veloz was [Read More]


Salute to Veterans win at home track Boone is a pretty big deal for McBirnie

By Joyce Eisele BOONE, Iowa (July 30, 2022) – It was a pretty big deal when Jake McBirnie won Saturday’s rescheduled Hunting With Heroes Salute to Veterans feature for Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds at Boone Speedway.  And the money wasn’t the biggest reason. McBirnie was fast from the get-go in this one, never really being challenged and winning the 25-lapper going away. Jeremy Mills started 10th and finished a distant second, followed by ninth starting Mike VanGenderen, Cory Sauerman and Chris Snyder. “This was a pretty big deal, getting $5,000 to put back into your program this late in the season,” said McBirnie already eligible to qualify for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. “It was very special when I was asked to put a veterans’ wrap on my car. I was very honored to do that and to win this event at my hometown track means a lot.” There were 178 cars packing the pits for double feature night. Also winning Salute to Veterans features postponed from the previous week by inclement weather were Josh Daniels [Read More]


String of seconds ends at Willamette as Berkeley wins $5,000 IMCA Stock special 

LEBANON, Ore. (July 30, 2022) – Chase Berkeley put an end to his string of second-place finishes and put his IMCA Sunoco Stock Car in victory lane Saturday night at Willamette Speedway.  Then he put $5,000 in the bank after his career-best payday.  Berkeley raced from ninth starting and led the last 18 times around the track in the 50-lap marathon at Lebanon, holding Jesse Williamson at bay after a restart with six to go. “The best part about winning was that I’d had a streak of second place finishes coming into the night,” said the Colville, Wash., hotshoe, who’d clinched the Wild West Shootout crown with runner-up showings at Willamette and at Sunset Speedway Park, then ran second behind Collen Winebarger at Sunset’s 50-lap, $5,000 to win show on July 16. “It felt good to be back in the top spot.” Berkeley’s first win on the season, at Coos Bay Speedway, paved the way to the Wild West Shootout crown. His second earned him a guaranteed starting spot in the B & B Racing [Read More]


Late leads pay off in Off Road features

By Randy Pospishil NORFOLK, Neb. (July 30, 2022) – Getting the lead early wasn’t an advantage in any of the four features Saturday night at Off Road Speedway. The winners in each, the IMCA Sunoco Late Models, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods, didn’t obtain the lead until at least midway through their respective races, but all made it to victory lane.  Matt Haase, for example, needed 13 of the Late Models’ 25 laps to move up from his middle-of-the-field starting position, but when he got to the front he took full advantage of the opportunity, earning his first Off Road Speedway win of the season.  Haase, who had only one other top five finish in eight feature performances, passed Devin Johnson in turn four of the first lap following a caution, then sped away from the rest of the pack and also effectively handled lapped traffic to win handily with second-place finisher Cory Dumpert unable to make up ground. Chase Osborne grabbed third.  Cameron Wilkinson [Read More]


IMCA Modifieds look to lasso $1,000 at I-37 on Aug. 6

PLEASANTON, Texas (Aug. 1, 2022) – A $1,000 check and Fast Shafts All-Star qualifying eligibility await the winner of the Saturday, Aug. 6 Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature at I-37 Speedway.  Sundowner RV of Kerrville is sponsor of the evening’s race program and pit passes are $30.  Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 pm. Hot laps are at 6:45 p.m. with racing at approximately 7:15 p.m. 

National Points

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through July 26, 2022

Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds – 1. A.J. Ward, Ionia, Mich., 982; 2. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 980; 3. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 979; 4. Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill., 963; 5. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 961; 6. Matthew Day, Farmersville, Texas, 949; 7. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 944; 8. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 943; 9. Jim Pettit, Prunedale, Calif., 912; 10. Ty Clemens, Belgrade, Mont., and Jeremy Mills, Clear Lake, Iowa, both 901; 12. Jim Thies, Mapleton, Iowa, 898; 13. Dalton Houghton, Rosamond, Calif., 897; 14. Dallon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, and Jeff Reay, Portland, Mich., both 896; 16. Owen Barnhill, Milton, Fla., 884; 17. Mitchell Hunt, Lakeview, Mich., 883; 18. Jesse Rogotzke, Sanborn, Minn., 881; 19. Bob Moore, Sioux City, Iowa, and Ricky Stephan, Sioux City, Iowa, both 877. IMCA Sunoco Late Models – 1. Jacob Waterman, Colona, Ill., 750; 2. Cory Dumpert, Newman Grove, Neb., 744; 3. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 733; 4. Dustin Schram, Sterling, Ill., 712; 5. Andy Nezworski, Blue Grass, Iowa, 684; 6. Colton Leal, Dubuque, Iowa, 652; 7. Dalton Simonsen, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, [Read More]


Kaplan takes thriller at Stuart’s Clint Walrod Memorial

By Josh Reynolds  STUART, Iowa (July 27, 2022) – Karl Chevrolet of Stuart International Speedway had 125 cars in the pits for the Clint Walrod Memorial Wednesday night. Feature winners were Michael Hotze, Cam Reimers, Austin Kaplan, Cody Laney and Dylan Nelson. The first feature on the track was the Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts with Hotze, Tyler Fiebelkorn and Kolby Sabin battling over the top three spots. Hotze stretched his lead out to just over a second and went on to the $1,000 feature win, his first in the division. Sabin came out on top in the battle for second with Fiebelkorn third, Jake Walding fourth and Ryan Brown fifth. Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods came out next and it was Bryan Morris leading one lap before the yellow flew. Tyler Inman blasted into the lead on the restart and held it until Reimers moved by on lap seven. The fight was on for second between Inman and Brayton Carter, but out front it would be Reimers using the top of the track to go [Read More]