ANTIOCH, Calif. (April 19) – Four-time track champion Troy Foulger scored his first victory of the 2014 season Saturday night at Antioch Speedway, after battling Danny Dozier in the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified main event. Dozier quickly moved through the pack, fighting off challenges from Carl Berendsen. Foulger and Dozier then fought side-by-side, with Dozier taking the lead on a restart with five laps to go. “I thought the top of the track was faster, and he (Dozier) got me by staying low on the inside,” Foulger explained in victory lane. “He (Dozier) was racing great. It was fun to be alongside him in a good, clean race.” Luckily for Foulger, there was one more caution flag, and he regained the lead in a thrilling finish. “My car pushed through the corners a bit,” Dozier later explained. “He just rolled through the center of the turn a little better than I could.” Defending Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod champion Jeremy Hoff was the surprise winner in that division’s feature event, which had its largest car [Read More]
WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa – An exclusive starting field is guaranteed for a new race on the Deery Brothers Summer Series schedule. Ideal Ready Mix sponsors the $1,000 to win, minimum of $100 to start event on Friday, Oct. 3. Only drivers with perfect attendance through the first 18 IMCA Late Model tour events of the season and former series champions will be in the starting grid on opening night of the Ideal Ready Mix Liberty 100 Weekend. That weekend also marks the finale for the 28th annual Deery Series. “This race was one of the most anticipated on the tour a few seasons back but due to some changes in scheduling we had to discontinue the event,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “However, we’ve added the Liberty 100 to the Deery schedule in 2014 and it gave us the opportunity we were looking for to bring it back through the tremendous support of Ideal Ready Mix. “It will be a ‘can’t miss’ race featuring the best racers on the Deery Brothers Summer Series circuit, [Read More]
ANKENY, Iowa – Karl Chevrolet and Karl Performance continue prominent contingency award programs benefitting IMCA drivers in all divisions. Karl Chevrolet, the new and pre-owned automotive dealership located in Ankeny, returns as title sponsor for the Northern SportMod division and furnishes a portion of the $5,000 point fund to be paid to top 10 drivers in final national point standings. All Northern and Southern SportMod drivers are required to display two Karl decals on their race car to be eligible for point fund checks, which will be presented during the national awards banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office. Karl Chevrolet also gives $50 gift cards to IMCA drivers winning track championships while competing exclusively with crate engines. Those cards can be applied toward the purchase of any 602 crate accessories by Hobby Stock and SportMod recipients or any 604 crate accessories by Modified recipients. Sign-up forms must be mailed by Aug. 1 for crate drivers to be eligible for those prizes. Karl Performance, the Des Moines-based engine [Read More]
By Jack Walbring QUINCY, Ill. (April 20) – Abe Huls, Joey Gower and Austen Becerra all took IMCA feature event wins Sunday at Quincy Raceway. Huls started off his 2014 season the right way by leading every lap of the Powder Coat Plus IMCA Stock Car main event. Huls was challenged by Jim Lynch the entire distance but held off the Iowa speedster to take the win followed by Lynch in second, Jerry Jansen in third, Jake Powers in fourth and Brandon Savage in fifth. Gower showed he is going to be a power to be reckoned with in the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMod division. Gower blasted to a four and a half second win over Tony Dunker in the main event followed by Bobby Anders in third, Aaron Brockseick in fourth and Charles VanZandt in fifth. Austen Becerra continued his dominance of the region’s IMCA Sport Compacts as he picked up his third feature win of the weekend. Becerra led every lap of the 15-lap main event as he topped [Read More]
By Edward Anschutz STURGEON BAY, Wis. – With weather conditions being less than favorable, Thunderhill Raceway has been forced reschedule its planned practice session for April 29 while the season opener has been postponed to May 3. “While we want to get the 2014 season rolling, the biggest emphasis will be put on taking care of the drivers and their race cars,“ promoter Woody Wodack said. “We refuse to tear up equipment or the track just to get opening night in the books.” “The goal will to be to give drivers and race fans the best show possible,” he continued. “Mother Nature has played havoc in recent weeks so we are hoping for some sunshine and dry weather.” A second practice is also in the works. Five divisions do battle every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Northern SportMods, IMCA Hobby Stocks and Street Stocks will compete on the 1/3rd mile clay oval. For more information, please visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com Thunderhill is located at the John Miles [Read More]
By Ben Deatherage LEBANON, Ore. (April 19) – A lengthy side-by-side tussle at Willamette Speedway ended with Kyle Yeack in victory lane. In the Wirth Wireless IMCA Modified main event, Matt Mitchell was ultra-quick. The Vancouver, Wash., native had a perfect night headed into the feature and was eligible for a clean sweep. It wouldn’t take long for Mitchell to take possession of the lead as he was dominant but soon would be threatened by another driver. That other driver was Crawfordsville’s Yeack. who started to challenge for the top spot with just 10 laps to go. Mitchell and Yeack battled side-by-side for several laps before Yeack secured the position with just five laps remaining. The three-time Willamette champion went on to win the feature in the first Wirth Wireless IMCA Modified main event of the season.
VINTON, Iowa (April 22) – Opening night for the 2014 IMCA Late Model point season is this Friday, April 25. Points will be awarded through Sunday, Aug. 31. Regular Friday night sanctions are at Davenport Speedway, Farley Speedway and the Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway in Des Moines. Saturday tracks are Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Independence Motor Speedway, Jackson County Speedway in Maquoketa, Shelby County Speedway in Harlan and West Liberty Raceway. Sunday sanctions are at Dubuque Speedway and Quad City Speedway in East Moline, Ill. Eight midweek dates, all but one of them on Wednesdays, are scheduled at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. Benton County Speedway in Vinton, I-35 Speedway in Mason City and Stuart Speedway each host four events in the inaugural IMCA Late Model Sunday Series. National, state and local track champions will be announced after IMCA staff return from the Sept. 1-6 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.
DAVENPORT, Iowa – The chase for the 2014 track championships at the Davenport Speedway will begin with the Koehler Electric season opener this Friday, April 25. All five weekly classes, Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Models, EMS IMCA Modifieds, Koehler Electric Street Stocks, Hawkeye Auto IMCA SportMods, and Roto-Rooter 4-Stocks, will see action on the quarter-mile dirt oval. Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, on West Locust Street. Pit gates will open Friday at 4:30 p.m., with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m. For additional information on DRT TRAK Racing events, visit our new website at www.davenportspeedway.com or call 563 652-5302.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Looking to make a bullish impression, JRi Shocks gives contingency awards to eligible drivers in four divisions in its first season as an IMCA sponsor. Product certificates with a total value of $6,750 go to IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified, IMCA Late Model, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod competitors, courtesy of the Mooresville, N.C., manufacturer. “We want to help drivers with shock absorbers that are affordable and better quality than what they have now,” said JRi Dirt Track Market Manager Vincent Guliani. “IMCA has been around for a long time and is a well-known sanctioning body. We have a new facility and look to grow our brand.” Recently relocated to the former Red Bull Racing facility, JRi manufactures shocks for street and military use, as well as the complete gamut of high performance and outdoor recreation applications. The company was founded in 2007 by industry veteran Jeff Ryan. The move to the new site gave JRi a more central site in Mooresville under one roof. “We’ve grown pretty [Read More]
BELLEVILLE, Kan. – IMCA’s North Central Region for Modifieds runs under the Belleville Motorsports banner again in 2014. The Belleville, Kan., chassis builder provides a portion of a $6,000 point fund to be paid out to top 10 drivers in regional point standings for a third consecutive season. The champion earns $2,500, with $1,250 for second, $625 for third, $325 for fourth, $300 for fifth and $200 for sixth through 10th. Drivers are required to display two BMS decals on their race car to be eligible for point fund shares. The Belleville Motorsports North Central Region includes tracks in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, Saskatchewan, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Point fund shares will be presented during the national awards banquet in November, or mailed beginning the next week from the IMCA home office. Also a high performance parts and accessories retailer, BMS has won the IMCA Manufacturers’ Cup four of the five years the award has been given. Points are awarded to participating builders based on top 10 finishes in each of the five Modified [Read More]