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Boyd Fall Finale checkers fly for Gober

BOYD, Texas (Oct. 12) – The exclamation point to John Gober’s season at Boyd Raceway came with Saturday’s $1,000 Fall Finale checkers. Gober collected three of his seven 2019 IMCA Modified feature wins along with the track title at Boyd. He started the Fall Finale from 10th and passed Cody Shoemaker for the lead with seven laps left.  “I fell back a couple spots going into the first turn but was back up to seventh by the first caution and in third by the second caution,” the new Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier said. “We had a pretty good year and this turned out to be another good night for us.” Gober and Shoemaker tussled over second in a duel interrupted by yellow flags before leader William Gould exited with mechanical issues. Shoemaker ended the night in second with Matt Guillaume third. Other $1,000 winners were Jeffrey Abbey in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Kaden Honeycutt in the Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods and Jeff Emerson in the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars. Abbey started third [Read More]

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Momentum, perfect line carry Sweigart to IMCA RaceSaver Keystone Challenge win

PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Oct. 12) – Nick Sweigart saw an opening on the last lap and seized it, pass­ing both cars battling for the lead and holding on to win the eighth annual Keystone RaceSaver Challenge Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway. Sweigart, who had started 10th in the Blue Collar Classic for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, had fought his way to third place when Doug Dodson, running second, dove to the inside of leader Zach Newlin in turn two of the 25th and final lap, and Newlin came down to try for a crossover to regain first. Sweigart fired his ride into the narrow space outside of Dodson and went by both cars. Newlin got to the inside in turns three and four, but Sweigart’s outside momentum and perfect line enabled him to take the checkered flag.  Newlin finished second while Dodson took third. “It all just kind of played out there in that last lap,” Sweigart said from victory lane. “Those two guys were in a helluva race the entire race, and it’s just racing, [Read More]

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Boyd Raceway hosts inaugural Fall Finale Oct. 11-12

BOYD, Texas – One thousand dollar checks go to the winners in four IMCA divisions at Boyd Raceway’s first annual Fall Finale next Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11 and 12.  IMCA Modifieds, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods all vie for $1,000 top prizes, with the Modified winner earning a 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth as well. Mach-1 Sport Compacts run for a $200 top check. Start money is $150 for the Modifieds, $100 for the Sprints, Stocks and Southern SportMods, and $50 for Sport Compacts. Entry fees are $50 for the Mods, Sprints, Stocks and SportMods. Pit gates open at 3 p.m. Saturday. The draw closes at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 6 p.m. Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $8 for kids ages 6-11 and free for five and under. Pit passes are $35. Gates open at 5 p.m. for the Friday practice, which runs ‘til 10 p.m. Pit passes are $15 while grandstand admission is free. More information is available by [Read More]

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Strand ends season with win at Oktoberfest

MANDAN, N.D. (Sept. 27) – Shawn Strand ended September with the IMCA Modified feature win at Dacotah Speedway’s Oktoberfest special.  Strand caught Marlyn Seidler late in a 30-lapper that stayed green after two early cautions for the $1,000 checkers and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth.  “It was my last race of the year and I had a good car. It was a good way to put her away for the season,” he said. Seidler ended in second. Rounding out the top five were Travis Olheiser, 14th starting Travis Tooley and hard charger Jeremy Keller, who’d started 17th. Seidler had gotten out to a four to five car length advantage over the fourth starting Strand, maintaining that advantage while working lapped traffic. Strand then found the speed he needed on a higher line, catching the leader with six circuits left. The win was his fourth of 2019, his second of the season at Mandan and IMCA career 74th. Oktoberfest doubled as a Tri-City Modified Series event. Zach Frederick beat eighth starting Robby Rosselli and Kelly Jacobson [Read More]

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IMCA Modifieds chase $5,000 check at RPM Speedway’s Fall Nationals

HAYS, Kan. – IMCA Modifieds chase a top check of $5,000 at RPM Speedway’s Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4 and 5 Fall Nationals. The main event is a 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier and pays a minimum of $400 to start. Also on the card for the 13th annual Fall Nationals are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars racing for $3,000 to win and $250 to start, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods for $2,000 to win and $175 to start, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $1,500 to win and $175 to start, and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $400 to win and $50 to start. Adult grandstand admission is $15 while kids 12 and under get in free both nights when accompanying a paid adult. Pit passes are $30 on Fri­day and on Satur­day.  Racing starts at 5 p.m. each day. RACEceivers and transponders are re­quired. Transponders can be rented at the track.   he Britney Motorsports Fueled by Casey’s practice night for all divisions runs from 6-10 p.m. on Thurs­day, Oct. 3. Grandstand admission is free and pit [Read More]

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Schoknecht Shootout set this Saturday at Arlington

ARLINGTON, Minn. – B&B Racing Chassis will be host to the $5,000 to win Schoknecht Shootout for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars at Arlington Raceway on Saturday, Sept. 28.  The third annual event is sponsored by Robinson Trucking and Robinson Repair and held in memory of Scott Schoknecht, a friend of many in the racing community. Several area businesses have contributed to the payoff for this special event on the final night of the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season. At stake in the IMCA Modified feature is a check for $1,000 to win and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth with the runner-up receiving $1,500. In true Schokecht fashion, he would often say “We go to the races to win first places” and the Modified driver who does so will earn the spot on the All-Star ballot. The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series of Minnesota will be in action, as will IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts. The pit gate opens at 1 p.m. and the grandstand opens [Read More]

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Trenchard, Cooper take Restad trophies

YREKA, Calif. (Sept. 21) – Nick Trenchard added another Rod Restad Memorial trophy to his collection Saturday night. And by a margin of just eight thousandth’s of a second, Todd Cooper started a collection of his own of hardware from the September special at Siskiyou Golden Speedway. Trenchard started second and led the last 39 of 40 laps in winning the IMCA Modified special at Yreka for the third time in his career. The checkers were good for $2,000 and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth.  Two long green flag runs preceded Travis Peery’s late bid to catch the leader but Trenchard held on to win ahead of Peery and Ryan McDaniel.  He’d also won the Wild West Modified Shootout feature at Siskiyou in June. “I’ve raced a Modified there for about 10 years. I grew up racing at Siskiyou,’ said Trenchard, the 2015 and 2017 track champion at Yreka. “I’ve got a lot of laps in there. It’s a track that suits my driving style and this has always been a special race [Read More]

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Ritchey sprints to seventh of season at Hagerstown

HAGERSTOWN, M.D. (Sept. 22) – Drew Ritchey won his seventh IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car event of the season on Sunday by leading every lap of the 25-lap feature at Hagerstown Speedway. It was his third win in the Pennsylvania Sprint Series and came in an event co-sanctioned by PASS with the Virginia Sprint Series and the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series Hagerstown joined Bedford, Path Valley, Cumberland and Hesston on Ritchey’s trophy list, with Bedford and Path Valley having fallen twice to the 24-year-old Sprinter.. Ritchey survived an early duel with Ken Duke Jr. and then a wild lap 20 restart, during which eventual runner-up Ryan Lynn and Dave Grube challenged for the top spot. Scott Lutz reclaimed third place in the final laps, with Grube coming home fourth and Jaremi Hanson fifth. Lutz and Hanson had come through from fifth-row starting spots. Duke, who got the nose of his car inside of Ritchey early, tangled with the leader on lap 14 and spun, but recovered and came home 11th.  Thirty drivers vied in the finale. [Read More]

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Bedford PASS checkers fly for rookie Bard

By Frank Buhrman and Stephanie Stevens Dodson BEDFORD, Pa. (Sept. 21) – Coming into Saturday’s racing at Bedford Speedway, rookie Garrett Bard had three wins in Pennsylvania Sprint Series competition and one with the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series, all in less than three months. Now he can add a win to both lists, after taking the 25-lap feature co-sanctioned by the two IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car groups. Bard led the entire race but hardly had it easy. With leaders entering traffic in about five laps, Bard had to contend with challenges from Drew Ritchey and Doug Dodson until polesitter and rookie Kyle Keen, running fourth, lost his right front tire on lap nine and skidded along the outside guard rail before stopping in turn two, ending an impressive return to racing two weeks after getting married.  At the same time as Keen’s misfortune, Randy Sterling and Devon Adams made contact. All three cars were done for the night.  With three front-runners out, 10th-place starter Christian Rumsey inherited fourth and Tyler Denochick fifth.  The restart saw [Read More]

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Gilmore takes to top at Springfield

By Ronnie Williams  SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Sept. 14) – Springfield’s Ryan Gilmore took to the top groove of the Quick Quarter of Springfield Raceway, grabbed the lead from Trevor Drake on the seventh lap and never looked back in taking his second Bad Boy Mower IMCA Modified win this season.  The 20-lap main event went caution-free and featured three different leaders as Shawn Duncan took the top spot on lap one while Drake was wasting no time coming from his fifth starting spot, working the bottom groove. Drake took the lead on lap two and started checking out as Gilmore was riding the extreme top groove and made what proved to be the winning pass on lap eight.  Once out front, Gilmore put distance between himself and Drake, but Drake moved upstairs and started to close up the ground while Duncan, Bobby Pearish, Chris Tonoli and point leader James Thompson were having a see-saw battle for third spot.  Drake gained on Gilmore during a long green run but only could get within five car lengths as Gil­more was flawless. Following [Read More]