CRYSTAL, Mich. (Sept. 17) – That rain early in Sunday’s Great Lakes Nationals main event at Crystal Motor Speedway didn’t bother Austin Wonch a bit. Wonch was running third when the precipitation started, and ran the 10 or so track packing laps that followed confident he’d be able to work his way to the front of the IMCA Modified field. After doing just that, Wonch led the last 45 of 50 laps and took the $3,000 checkers ahead of John McClure. A.J. Ward, Mitchell Hunt and Myron DeYoung rounded out the top five in the typically stellar Great Lakes Nationals field. The heavy hitters of the division in Michigan made it a point to congratulate Wonch in victory lane and post-race tech. “You know you did something right when it’s them congratulating you,” said the 19-year-old speedster from Stanton. “Once we got the rain, I knew I’d be able to use the bottom. When I didn’t see anybody’s nose, I realized I was holding my own.” “I didn’t know what to think at first after [Read More]
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – The Snake River Stock Car Association is proud to present the Snake River Roundup on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22 and 23 at Idaho Falls Raceway. IMCA Modifieds will race 30 lap features for $1,000 guaranteed to win both nights with a minimum 10-car field. IMCA SportMods will race 20 lap features for $500 guaranteed to win both nights with a minimum 10-car field. It will be draw/redraw both nights for the Modifieds and SportMods. Entry fees are $50 per night for car and driver. Pit passes are $20. RACEceivers and transponders are mandatory in all divisions.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. – The 46th annual Stock Car Stampede at Jamestown Speedway will be the first to feature both IMCA Modifieds and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods. Modifieds race for $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start at the Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22 and 23 Stampede, along with a berth of the 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. SportMods run for $1,000 to win and a minimum of $100 to start. The Modified runner-up earns $1,500 with $1,000 paid for third. Drivers in both divisions earn Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Allstar Performance State points; Modified drivers also get Side Biter Chassis North Central Region points. Car and driver for Modifieds is $90 and for SportMods $75. Pit passes are $35 or $60 for both days. Pit gates open at 10 a.m., the grandstand opens at 3 p.m. and racing begins at 7 p.m. on Friday. Gates open at noon, the grandstand opens at 2 p.m. and racing is at 5 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds from the Calcutta auction, to be held during [Read More]
WEST LIBERTY, Iowa – The final Deery Brothers Summer Series checkers of the season fly this weekend at West Liberty Raceway. The 21st annual Ideal Ready Mix Liberty 100 program is also the final event IMCA Late Model drivers can vie for IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Allstar Performance State points. Time trials, qualifying races and a $1,000 to win race of champions are on the Friday, Sept. 22 card. Last-chance qualifying precedes the $5,000 to win, minimum $600 to win 100-lap main event on Saturday, Sept. 23. Jesse Sobbing of Malvern brings the point lead to town, with Jake Neal of Omaha, Neb., Chad Holladay of Muscatine, Matt Ryan of Davenport and Marshalltown’s Darrel DeFrance rounding out the top five. Qualifying also gets underway Friday for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts. Modifieds run for $1,000 to win and a 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth on Saturday. Stock Car and SportMod features both pay $600 to win while the Sport Compact feature pays [Read More]
ARLINGTON, Minn. – The Saturday, Sept. 23 season championship night program at Arlington Raceway will be in honor of Scott Schoknecht. Schoknecht, from Belle Plaine, was very instrumental in helping many drivers with his unselfish knowledge in setting up race cars. Friends have collected donations from almost 40 individuals and businesses to add to the purse for the IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. Both features will be $1,500 to win, $800 for second, $500 for third, $300 for fourth and $200 for fifth through 24th place. After the race, four numbers will be drawn for finishing positions 5-24 and each of those spots will receive a total of $1,000. There will also be a $500 hard charger award in these two classes. Several businesses have also donated contingencies to this race. Also in action will be IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts. The pit gate opens at 2:00 p.m. and draw cutoff is 3:45 p.m. The grandstand opens at 2:30 p.m. In the event [Read More]
BEATRICE, Neb. – Five IMCA divisions are featured at Beatrice Speedway’s season-ending Septemberfest special this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22-23. IMCA Modifieds run for $1,000 to win their opening night qualifier, with the top four finishers locked into Saturday’s $2,000 to win main event. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Jet Racing Central Region and Allstar Performance State points, as well as a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot bid, are at stake on Saturday. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks race for $500 to win and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $200 to win each night. National, regional and state points will be awarded Friday and Saturday in those four divisions. Nightly entry fees of $50 for Modifieds, $25 for Stock Cars, SportMods and Hobby Stocks, and $10 for Sport Compacts can be mailed to the speedway office at PO Box 753 in Beatrice, 68310. An open practice runs from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21. Gates open at 4 p.m., hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and racing [Read More]
YREKA, Calif. – IMCA Modifieds race for $2,000 to win, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods for a top prize of $1,000 at Siskiyou Motor Speedway’s Saturday, Sept. 23 Rod Restad Memorial. The Modified feature is a qualifying event for the 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. The $100 entry fee for Modifieds and $85 for Northern SportMods includes car and driver. All applicable IMCA points will be awarded. Pit gates open at 3 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. Spectator admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and veterans, $7 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under. Pit passes are $35. More information is available on Facebook and at the www.siskiyoumotorspeedway.com website.
By Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. – Each year, more than 200 drivers take part in at least some portion of Dodge City Raceway Park championship chase action with upwards of 100 or so possible on any given race night. With Saturday’s fifth annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event set to bring the curtains down on 2017 DCRP title chases, this year is no exception with 208 drivers having already competed in at least one round of racing action. Getting a racecar to the track isn’t always an easy task. Any number of factors can force any racer to miss a night at the track. From the time of maintenance and the cost to do so, to work and family commitments, and to any other number of things that just go hand in hand with the overall life experience. But, there are some that always find a way. When the gates open at the track, some of the same familiar truck and trailer combos soon pull though those gates regardless of how hot or cold [Read More]
By Rowdy Briggs PEORIA, Ariz. – It has been a long season at Canyon Speedway Park but it all comes down to Championship Night Saturday in the four IMCA divisions that compete regularly at the Arizona speedplant. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Arizona Differential IMCA Northern SportMods and the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks will be crowning their champions. Admission is $15 for adults. Seniors 60 and over and military are $12 and children 11 and under are free. All-access pit passes can be purchased for $35 for adults while kids ages 7-11 are $20 and 6 years and under are free. All minors under the age of 18 must have a minor release Form filled out and notarized prior to entry into the pits. The form can be found on the track’s www.canyonspeedwaypark.com website.
By Erika Palmai Wagner BECHTELSVILLE, Pa. – Rick Stief inches closer to his first career Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series championship with two races remaining on the 2017 schedule. Stief, a two-time feature winner this season, is the current point leader as MASS heads to Grandview Speedway this Friday, Sept. 15. The IMCA RaceSaver series will join the Sportsman Modifieds the night before the annual Freedom 76’er. “My goal for the next two races is to not think about the championship and just focus on the races,” Stief said. “I never liked point racing and I just happened to be lucky enough to miss a week that rained out, so I am proud and excited to be in this position, but I’m not fond of the pressure that comes with it. I just want to race, and hopefully our luck at Grandview will change enough for us to get our first win at that track. We’ve been close, but not close enough.” Tommy Carberry continues to trail Stief by just two points while Eddie Wagner is just three points [Read More]