BEATRICE, Neb. (Aug. 27) – Five IMCA divisions are on the Friday, Aug. 30 Nebraska State Championships card at Beatrice Speedway. IMCA Modifieds race for $1,000 to win and a minimum of $100 to start their 2014 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods are in the running for $600 to win and a minimum of $75 to start. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars chase a $600 top prize and $50 to start. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks run for $400 to win and $50 to start; Mach-1 Sport Compacts vie for $150 to win and $40 to start. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded. Numerous prizes will be given to competing drivers. Pit passes are $25. Spectator admission is $12 for adults, $5 for kids and free for six and under. Gates open at 4 p.m., hot laps are at 6:45 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m. The Nebraska State Championships are promoted by S & J Promotions and presented by Jet Racing. [Read More]
Aztec hosts Witten’s Warriors Stock Car Shootout on Aug. 31, Sept. 1 AZTEC, N.M. (Aug. 26) – Racing is the second most important aspect of the Witten’s Warriors Stock Car Shootout special at Aztec Speedway this Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1. The event is a fundraiser for the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation in Albuquerque and helps raise awareness about cerebral palsy. Witten’s Warriors T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and other souvenirs will be sold at the track both days. Features for the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds will be held both nights, each paying $1,000 to win. Both Modified features are qualifiers for the 2014 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Saturday’s Stock Car winner gets a $300 product certificate from Sybesma Graphics. The Stock Car winner on Sunday gets a set of EQ cylinder heads from J & J Engine and Machine. Hard chargers in each Stock Car feature earn $200. Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods complete the two shows; the Stock Car and Modified portions of the program will [Read More]
By Mike Hughes WaKEENEY, Kan. (Aug. 25) – Three new faces appeared in the Jason Oil Winner’s Circle at WaKeeney Speedway Sunday evening. Kyle Rohleder has been close a couple of times this season to picking up a victory at his hometown track in the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified division. Sunday night he got it as he passed Tim Watts on lap 13 of the 20-lap caution free race and held on to the checkers to secure the win. Watts finished second, followed by Todd Schwarz, Nate Moore and Marty Clark. Brenden Damon also got his first win of the season at the 3/8-mile oval in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main. Damon took advantage of his outside pole starting spot and led all 15 laps enroute to the victory. Clay Sellard made a late charge but could not make a pass and had to settle for second. Blaine Walt was third, followed by Daniel Gottschalk, and Clay Money. Michael Smith got by Andrew Soderlund on lap eight in the 12-lap Mach-1 Sport Compact [Read More]
By Bob Coney JEFFERSON, S.D. (Aug. 25) – With the money on the line, the IMCA Modified feature Sunday at Raceway Park came down to a photo finish. Mills Fabrication kicked off a progressive jackpot winner’s purse for the Professional Concrete IMCA Modifieds that had grown to $1,558 by race time. At the drop of the green flag, Chris Mills and Jim Thies jumped to the front early, riding the inside rim of the track. By the mid-point of the 25 lap feature, Chris Abelson started to get the rubber laid down on the outside groove and began picking his way to the front. With 10 laps remaining, Abelson took over the lead with Ricky Stephan also riding the outside into second place.The pair came out of the final turn side by side, making contact sending both cars sliding across the finish line with Abelson determined to be in front by mere inches at the line. Abelson earned an additional $100 as the hard charger. Jim Thies got by Mills to take third. In the [Read More]
By Jack Walbring QUINCY, Ill. (Aug. 25) – Abe Huls, Tony Dunker and Austin Bercerra all took IMCA feature event wins Sunday, Aug. 25 at Quincy Raceway during Gem City Ford Lincoln Night at the Races. Huls grabbed another IMCA Sunoco Stock Car victory, his sixth of the year, in a hotly contested event. Jake Powers took home second followed by Dave Wietholder in third, Brandon Savage in fourth and Jerry Jansen in fifth. Dunker held off Jeff DeLonjay to get his ninth points win of the year in the Summy Tire and Auto Center Northern SportMods. DeLonjay held back Tanner Klingele for second with Klingele third, Brad Holtmeyer fourth and Trevor Haggenbaumer in fifth. Bercerra dominated the Mach-1 Sport Compact division taking both the heat race win and the feature event win. Pat Dunker grabbed the second spot with Kevin Morgan in third, Kim Abbott in fourth and Laine VanZandt fifth.
By Edward Anschutz SEYMOUR, Wis. (Aug. 25) – IMCA track champions were crowed Sunday at Seymour Super Speedway. While Brandon Czarapata capped off another stellar season by scoring his eighth feature win of the season in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, all eyes were focused on track point leader John Heinz who came into the night with a one point advantage over Rod Snellenberger. The duo stayed locked together the entire race, most of which saw Snellenberger on the rear bumper of Heinz as they ran the low groove. With five laps remaining, Snellenberger moved up to the middle groove in desperation to get by Heinz. Snellenberger inched closer as the white flag came down. Any chance at a last-lap pass was wiped away when Travis Springstroh went barrel rolling out of turn four resulting in a red flag. He emerged shaken but OK. Since Czarapata had taken the white the flag, the race was over, giving the championship to Heinz. It was his second title of the season after winning at 141 Speedway the [Read More]
INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (Aug. 24) – Six season champions and six track champions were crowned during Budweiser Season Championships Saturday at Independence Motor Speedway. Three of those drivers celebrated track titles by making their way to victory lane during the final night of weekly points racing for the 2013 season. Less than three months ago, Brennen Chipp earned his first Independence win in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod division. Just 12 weeks following that win, he was celebrating his fifth win of the year and the first track championship of his career. From his front row starting spot, Chipp took command with Alex Zwanzinger in pursuit. Chipp paced the field through a handful of cautions while Kip Siems and Joel Rust worked through traffic. Siems reeled in the leader on the 17th of 20 laps, then pulled to the inside of Chipp when the front-runners encountered lapped traffic in turns one and two. Contact while the leaders battled through traffic sent Siems into a spin, ending his run. When racing resumed, Rust, who started 22nd, restarted [Read More]
ANTIOCH, Calif. (Aug. 24) – For the second time this season, Richard Papenhausen pillaged Antioch Speedway, taking both the Late Model and IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature events after fighting off challenges from Antioch’s top drivers. “It was a good night – all the way through,” Papenhausen said with a smile. It was Shawn DeForest who led the non-stop Late Model event most of the way. With eight laps to go, Papenhausen caught up to him in traffic. Papenhausen was the story of the night, but track champ Troy Foulger was the story of the Modified feature as he came from the back twice to chase down Papenhausen. Foulger started 15th in the feature, and worked his way up to sixth only to be collected in a wreck. He returned to the rear of the field, working his way to Papenhausen’s back bumper by the end of the main event. “I had to use everything I had to get back up there,” Foulger said. “I overheated my tires and had nothing left for Richard [Read More]
CRYSTAL, Mich. (Aug. 24) – Saturday’s PRW IMCA Modified feature at Crystal Motor Speedway fell to Brody Bowser for his third win of the season. A.J. Ward, Josh Borton, Taylor Wiles and Tim Sooy completed the top five. The point race for Modifieds continues until Sept. 14 with Chad Wernette holding a fairly comfortable lead over second place Ward. Saturday was championship night at Crystal as the other five weekly divisions crowned their season champs. Kevin Rohn, Jr. jumped out front early and brought home the win in the Races On The Web Flinn Stock division. Ryan VanderVeen won his fifth Kentucky Friend Chicken Late Model feature of the season. Josh Loomis took the win in the Port City Racing Pro Stock feature. The Engine Pro Truck division saw Dave Peters hold off late-race charges from Nate Jones to take home the feature win. Dennis Parker took the front spot about five laps in and was never headed as he went on to take the Street Stock win.
By Mike Hughes HAYS, Kan. (Aug. 24) – With just two regular season races left on the schedule at RPM Speedway in Hays, KS, the points race is still up for grabs and drivers battled for position on Saturday evening August 24. It was also the Greg Close Memorial Race with the Close family awarding $50 to a Hard Charger and a $50 mystery position in all five divisions. The Advantage Glass Plus IMCA Stock Car feature went 20 caution-free laps with Shaylon Holloway leading from green to checkers to make his first trip to victory lane at Hays this year. Jeff Tubbs finished second, with Jason Davis, B.J. Wagoner and Jason Rogers completing the top five. Nolan Remus claimed the mystery position award. In the Federated Auto Parts IMCA Modified feature, Dylan Sherfick took the lead on lap 12 of the 20 lap feature to score his second win of the year at Hays. Matt Henke led the opening lap before Rodger Peck assumed command. Sherfick then took the lead after the halfway mark [Read More]