IMCA adapts point structure, track title bonuses to unique 2020 race season

VINTON, Iowa – IMCA will respond to the challenges of a unique race season with one-year adapta­tions to national and regional point structures, as well as the awarding of track champion­ship bonus points. National standings for all eight IMCA divisions, as well as regional Modified, Stock Car and Hobby Stock standings will be based on drivers’ best 20 finishes out of their first 40 home region starts. Championships earned at tracks scheduling and holding a minimum of six weekly events will be worth as many as 15 bonus points; bonus points will be pro-rated at tracks holding four or five of six scheduled events.  “The changes we are making for the current point season were made necessary by the pandemic and cancellation of approximately two months of racing,” explained IMCA President Brett Root. “These changes are in the best interest of our members and sanctioned tracks.”  “We have no intention of reducing national or regional point funds, or the contingency award pro­grams in place at this time,” he continued. Modified, Stock Car, Hobby Stock, Northern [Read More]


Nelson repeats in Hobby Stocks, Sauerman, Schmidt, Sachau also post Boone wins

By Joyce Eisele BOONE, Iowa (May 30) – Boone Speedway saw another big car count for its Saturday night rac­ing program with 199 race cars checked into the pits and Dylan Nelson repeated his win from last week in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock division.   The Hobby Stocks ended the night’s racing with their 15-lap feature event.  Braden Richards led the troops in the early going of the race but Nelson was quickly up to challenge him by lap three.  By lap five, Nelson had taken over the top spot and was successful in warding off Richards the rest of the way to the checkers.  Richards held the second spot, Eric Knutson came from 11th starting to take third place, fourth was Solomon Bennett, and Shane Butler completed the top five.  Cory Sauerman took home the victory in the IMCA Modified contest and it was 12th starting Jay Schmidt making a last-lap pass for the win in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car division. Jake Sachau took the win in the caution-free Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod show. [Read More]


Elston tops IMCA Late Model opener at Lee County

By Brian Neal  DONNELLSON, Iowa (May 29) – Opening night IMCA Sunoco Late Model honors belonged to Tommy Elston Friday at Pepsi Lee County Speedway.  Ron Boyse and Elston led the field to green, with Boyse edging out Elston by a nose at the line to lead the first of 20 laps.  But Elston used the momentum off the top of the track to grab the lead away from Boyse on lap two. Denny Woodworth, who started fifth, slipped past Boyse on lap three to take over the runner-up spot and from there Woodworth tried to stay in Elston’s tire tracks. The race stayed green and Elston cruised to his first win of the season. Woodworth was second and Nick Marolf third.                                                                                                     Michael Long was the IMCA [Read More]


CJ season opens with See, Smith scoring IMCA wins

By Jerry Mackey  COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa (May 29) – The 2020 racing season got underway Friday night at CJ Speedway with IMCA wins going to Jason See and Jacob Smith.  The IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main event took the green with veteran Kirk Kinsley setting the pace. Kinsley would lead until the midway point when See was able to move his number 79S to the outside of Kinsley and into the lead. See took the checkers ahead of Kinsley and John Hem­stead.  Smith drove a perfect race in scoring the win in the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature. The race ran caution-free with Smith leading flag to flag. Brad Havel took second ahead of Jeffrey DeLonjay.   With Covid-19 regulations still in place racing was allowed but without fans in the grandstand. Fortunately the regulations will be eased on June 1 allowing racing to be held with fans in attend­ance beginning this Friday, June 5. 


Briese breezes to Kossuth County checkers

By Greg Grabianowski  ALGONA, Iowa (May 28) – Jason Briese led a fast field of IMCA Modifieds to the flag stand and all the way to the checkered flag Thursday night at Kossuth County Speedway.  Briese built a comfortable advantage early as there was a four-car battle for second between Nick Meyer, Jeremy Mills, Brandon Beckendorf and Kelly Shryock. Austin Wolf joined that group to create a six-car breakaway through the first half of the race. Mills took over the runner-up spot at the half way mark of the feature as it was a three-car breakaway by then with Briese, Mills and Shryock.  Briese continued to hold the top spot and the only delay to his appearance in the winner’s circle was a yellow flag on nine as the Cleghorn driver gladly took the double checkered flags from flagman Logan Kelly first. Shryock came home in the second position with Wolf third. Shryock took the lead at midway en route to the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car victory and Coy Nielsen par­layed a slick move on [Read More]

National Points

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through May 28

IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 901; 2. Zachary Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 603; 3. Alex Stanford, Chowchilla, Calif., 528; 4. Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., 527; 5. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa, and Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, both 472; 7. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 455; 8. Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark., 387; 9. Ryan Roath, Peoria, Ariz., 385; 10. Michael Thing, Campo, Calif., 381; 11. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 377; 12. Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D., 374; 13. Kel­sie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 369; 14. John Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz., and Braxton Yeager, Green River, Wy., both 365; 16. Austin Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 356; 17. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 348; 18. Jake O’Neil, Tucson, Ariz., 336; 19. Casey Arneson, Fargo, N.D., and Austin Kiefer, Pahrump, Nev., both 335. IMCA Sunoco Late Models – 1. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 120; 2. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 112; 3. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 110; 4. William “B.J.” Jackson, Clinton, Iowa, 99; 5. Jeff Tharp, Sherrill, Iowa, 92; 6. Jacob Waterman, Colona, Ill., 85; 7. Lyle Klein, Dubuque, [Read More]


300 Raceway fine tuning for June 3 opener

FARLEY, Iowa – With one practice session left for fine-tuning, promoter R.J. Simon had a promise for IMCA drivers looking forward to opening night next Wednesday at 300 Raceway. “It’s going to be one of the fastest tracks you’ve seen at Farley,” he predicted, with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Late Models, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods all on the June 3 card.  The evening’s program will be held in honor of the late Randy Mackey, a long-time track employee at Farley. Gates open at 5 p.m. and racing follows 6:30 p.m. hot laps. “We have a test and tune this Friday. We’ve already gotten a lot of good feedback from drivers and we’re really stoked about this season,” Simon continued. “We’ve looked forward to being able to open the grandstands and have made a lot of changes to the track (from regrading to making entries and exits more driver-friendly). It’s going to be racy from top to bottom.” All four IMCA divisions also run Wednesdays June 10 and 24 and Aug. [Read More]


Dirt Duel, Bill Davis Memorial June 1-3 at Stuart

STUART, Iowa – IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods chase $3,000 top checks at Stuart Speedway’s June 1-3 Dynamic Drivelines Dirt Duel. Both 50-lap main events on Wednesday night pay a minimum of $400 to start. Qualifying fea­tures Monday and Tuesday send top four finishers to the big shows on June 3.  Chassis manufacturers’ races for both divisions pay $1,000 to win with a $50 entry fee and 100 percent payback. Hot laps start at 6:45 p.m. each night. Mach-1 Sport Compacts race on Tuesday. Also on the Wednesday program are the $1,000 to win Bill Davis Memorial for IMCA Modifieds, plus IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Entry fee is now $150 and increases to $200 on June 2 and $300 on June 3. Pit passes are $30 a day or $80 for all three days. Grandstand admission is $12 for adults, $5 for students ages 9-16 and free for ages eight and under. The Dynamic Drivelines Dirt Duel is co-sponsored by Sniper Speed, Midstate Machine and Country Kitchen of Stuart. The purse is [Read More]


Quick Performance paying cash bonuses to IMCA Stocks, Hobbies, Northern SportMods

AMES, Iowa – Quick Performance continues cash bonuses for drivers in three IMCA divisions this season. Top five finishers in national IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod point standings each receive $100 bonuses from the Ames, Iowa, manufacturer and third-year IMCA sponsor.  Qualifying feature winners in the same divisions during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s in September earn $100 bonuses as well.  Information about Quick Performance products is available at www.quickperformance.comand by calling 515 232-0126. “The cash bonuses that Quick Performance has awarded the past few seasons stand apart as one of the very few programs to do just that,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder noted. “The company is as unique as the program and we hope IMCA racers will support them at every opportunity.”


Rain wins out at U.S. 36 Raceway for May 29

OSBORN, Mo. – Due to rain and saturated grounds, U.S. 36 Raceway officials have canceled racing for May 29.  Up next at U.S. 36 Raceway is the Bud Shootout featuring the Sprint Series of Nebraska and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars.  Pit gates open at 4 p.m. Grandstands open at 6 p.m., with hot laps at 7:30 p.m. and racing at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $18 for senior and military and children and 12 and younger are free.