WATSONVILLE, Calif. (Sept. 20-21) – Maybe it was the effort from holding off Ryan McDaniel and Jeff Taylor that had Bobby Hogge IV breathless at the end of Ocean Speedway’s Pat Pettit Memorial Shootout. Or maybe it was the rooftop celebration that followed Hogge’s $15,003 win Saturday evening at Watsonville, in the top-paying event for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds. The victory produced the career best payday for Hogge, who had to keep McDaniel and Taylor at bay in a green, white, checkered finish to the 50-lap main event. “I don’t know if I took a breath after the last caution,” he said. “I didn’t know if it was going to give them an opportunity or me time to make a mistake. I just told myself I needed to race like I had the last 20 laps and I’d be OK.” After a rough opening night, Taylor raced his way into contention after winning his “B” feature. Brad Pounds, another “B” winner, and Bryan Burnes completed the top five. Randy McDaniel and Brian Cass enjoyed [Read More]
JACKSON, Minn. – IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $1,500 to win at the 35th annual Jackson Nationals on Saturday, Sept. 28. The Stock Car feature doubles as Jackson Speedway’s seventh annual Doug Cellan Memorial and pays a minimum of $100 to start. IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods all chase $1,000 top checks and $100 minimum to start money. Mach-1 Sport Compacts vie for $500 to win and a minimum of $50 to start. The Modified main is a qualifying event for the 2014 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot and all applicable points, including track, will be awarded. Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks, Northern SportMods and Sport Compacts earn IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Allstar Performance State points. Stocks and Hobbies also get regional points. Gates open at 2 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 3 p.m. A split format will be utilized, with the program for Sport Compacts, micro sprints and 305 sprints held first. Their draw closes and hot laps start at 3:30 [Read More]
By Jeremy Fox MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (Sept. 20-21) – Six sanctioned features resulted in as many different winners at Marshalltown Speedway’s World Nationals special. Friday victories went to Donavon Smith in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Carter VanDenBerg in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Jamie Songer in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Saturday checkers flew for Kyle Vanover in the Stock Cars, Tony Dunker in the Northern SportMods and Austin Luellen in the Hobbies. Both Stock Car and both SportMod features paid $1,000 to win. The Hobby Stock features paid $500. In the opening night Stock Car feature, it was Todd Reitzler grabbing the lead right after the first lap was scored. Robert Stofer took over until lap four, when Smith worked his way from ninth to take the front spot away. Smith checked out from that point and took the win over Jordan Grabouski, Brian Irvine, Vanover and Damon Murty. Track champion Eric Elliott set the early pace for the SportMod feature with plenty of two- and three-wide racing behind him. VanDenBerg drove by [Read More]
DAVENPORT, Iowa (Sept. 21) – Jeff Aikey raced to his tour-career leading 61st feature win and Brian Harris clinched his career first Deery Brothers Summer Series championship Saturday night at Davenport Speedway. Aikey passed Justin Kay with eight circuits to go in the 40-lapper, then ran away from the rest of the field enroute to the $3,000 checkers. The seven-time IMCA Late Model tour king also went home with the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier drawing prize and another $99 check from Ideal Ready Mix for perfect series attendance. Kay was runner-up to Aikey in the finale and to Harris in the point standings by 25 markers. Harris redrew 12th and fell back in the pack before driving all the way back to third. He’ll be rewarded for his season-long efforts with a $5,000 share of the series point fund during the IMCA national awards banquet in November. Andy Eckrich and Jason Rauen completed the top five at Davenport. Dan Shelliam took charge from outside the front row and led the first nine times [Read More]
INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (Sept. 20) – Tonight’s Deery Brothers Summer Series event at Independence Motor Speedway has been canceled. Three inches of rain fell overnight in the Independence area. What is now the 16th and final event of the 2013 IMCA Late Model tour will be held on the half-mile dirt oval at Davenport Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 21. Hometown driver Brian Harris brings a 26 point lead over Wheatland’s Justin Kay into the $3,000 to win, minimum $300 to start finale, during Davenport’s All-Star Classic. Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m., with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m. Spectator admission is $17 for adults, $16 for seniors and students, and free for kids 10 and under when accompanying a paying adult.
BISMARCK, N.D. – Dacotah Speedway’s fifth annual Drive to Survive is the Mandan race track’s most successful cancer fundraiser to date. “Through gate receipts, hat and T-shirt sales, event sponsorship and donations, and an intermission auction, Dacotah Speedway raised $8,420 to fund patient support services for the Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation,” said Beau Simmons, track promoter. The event was sparked in 2008 when Cody Miller, a track official, issued a challenge to local driver David Falkenstein. Miller, who had recently lost his mother-in-law to breast cancer, remarked that drivers should paint their cars pink like other athletes wear uniforms of that color to support cancer fundraisers. Falkenstein agreed and pledged to go pink in exchange for a charitable contribution. The first event raised $500. Over the past five years, the Drive to Survive has raised approximately $15,000.
LINCOLN, Neb. – Another 26 IMCA rookies have won career-first feature events in their new division and received gift cards good for $100 from Speedway Motors. IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified rookies winning career-first features included Gregory Gretz at Thunderhill Raceway on July 13; Jeff Larson at Redwood Speedway on Aug. 18; Nate Miller at Clinton County Raceway on July 19; Colton Osborn at Dawson County Raceway on July 21; Jesse Taylor at Phillips County Raceway on Aug. 24; Craig Ward at Skyline Raceway on Aug. 24; and Austin Wonch at Tri-City Motor Speedway on Aug. 23. Lyle Klein was the Aug. 16 IMCA Late Model winner at Farley Speedway. IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Car rookie winners were Shawn Mize at Kennedale Speedway Park on July 27 and Aaron Wisch at Arlington Raceway on Aug. 17. Rookie K.C. Ansel became a first-time IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner at Dubuque Speedway on Sept. 1. First–time IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature winners were rookies Tyson Canas at Lincoln County Speedway on Aug. 10; Dalton James at [Read More]
LUBBOCK, Texas – The winners of three IMCA main events take home $2,000 checks from Lubbock Speedway’s Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20-21 Fall Brawl. Two grand is the top prize for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks run for $1,000 to win. The total purse is more than $22,000. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded in all four divisions. Regional points will also be awarded to Modified, Stock Car and Hobby Stock drivers. Pit gates open at 5:30 p.m. Friday and at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Racing starts at 8 p.m. on Friday and at 7 p.m. on Saturday. A party in the pits for fans and drivers follows the Friday program. Grandstand admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids ages 6-12, with five and under free. Pit passes are $30. More information is available by calling 806 781-6624 or 806 438-1642.
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – Features for three IMCA sanctioned divisions are on the program for both nights of the Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20-21 World Nationals at Marshalltown Speedway. Both IMCA Sunoco Stock Car and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod features pay $1,000 to win while both IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock features pay $500 to win. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded in all three divisions. Stock Cars and Hobby Stocks also vie for regional points. Pit passes are $15 for the 7-9 p.m. open practice on Thursday, Sept. 19. The Cookies BBQ Sauce Kickoff party will feature free food and a band. Gates open at 2 p.m., hot laps are at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Pit passes are $25 on Friday and $30 on Saturday. Adult admission to the grandstand is $12 on Friday and $15 on Saturday. Kids get in for $2 each night. Camping, with showers and limited electrical hookups, is available for $15 a night. More information about [Read More]
INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (Sept. 17) – The Deery Brothers Summer Series championship will be decided when touring IMCA Late Models visit Independence and Davenport this weekend. Brian Harris takes a 26-point lead over Justin Kay into the Friday, Sept. 20 event at Independence Motor Speedway, while Andy Eckrich is another 22 points behind in third and defending champion Jeff Aikey is another nine points off the pace. The tour finale is Saturday, Sept. 21 at Davenport Speedway. Both Harris and Kay are armed with provisionals so they’re guaranteed to start both main events, as are Eckrich and Aikey. Both features pay $3,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start. One winning streak ended and another began in the July 2 Deery show at Independence. Harris had won a record-tying four straight features before Kay started a string of three straight with his first career tour victory that evening. Kay’s next checkers came on July 5 at Davenport. Pit gates and the grandstand open at 5 p.m. at Independence. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. [Read More]