By Greg Soukup EAGLE, Neb. (May 14, 2022) – Jordan Grabouski had the fans on their feet on Junior Fan Club Night at Eagle Raceway. Grabouski won both Friesen Performance IMCA Modified and IMCA Sunoco Stock Car features at America’s Home Track. Terry Hurt and then Norm Ziegenbein paced the Modified main as Grabouski worked his way to third, then to the front spot on lap six. Runner-up was Jaxon Saathoff and Clint Homan ran the last 10 circuits in third. Grabouski worked his way to the lead with nine laps to go in the Stock Car headliner, winning ahead of Mike Nichols and Kyle Vanover. Stuart Snyder’s steady march through the field was rewarded with the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car checkers. Ryan Gilland led the last six times around the oval in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature while Adam Armstrong was scored first the last seven circuits of the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod main.
By Brian Neal DONNELLSON, Iowa (May 13, 2022) – The calendar might have said it was Friday the 13th, but that didn’t slow action at Lee County Speedway, where the six-class racing program was completed in just a little over three hours. The 20-lap IMCA Sunoco Late Model feature had Darin Weisinger Jr. and Sam Halstead leading the field to green. Weisinger led lap one over Halstead and C.J. Horn. Horn followed in Weisinger’s tire tracks around the bottom while Tommy Elston tried the top and middle to get around the lead duo. Weisinger was able to hold both off until lap 16, when Horn got underneath for the top spot. Horn then pulled away over the final laps to pick up the win. Weisinger held off Elston for second. Luke Fraise and Patrick McKasson led the field to green in the 15-lap Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compact feature, with Fraise grabbing the early lead over Chevy Barnes and Brandon Reu. Barnes and then Reu took turns at the front before a lap five caution. On the restart [Read More]
By Randy Pospishil email@example.com NORFOLK, Neb. (May 14, 2022) – A large crowd turned out at Off Road Speedway Saturday night, with the closest, most competitive races, including action at the finish line, provided by three of the four IMCA main events. The IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature became an older brother vs. younger brother competition between Kyle and Cameron Wilkinson. With the track offering a variety of lines for drivers to choose, Kyle took over the lead from Chad Bruns by passing on the inside with 13 laps left. Cameron, who had a longer journey to the front after starting on the outside of the sixth row, overtook Bruns two laps later and joined Kyle for an eight lap battle, traveling nearly side-by-side during most of those laps. Finally, with three laps remaining, Cameron gained control of the lead and, despite a caution with two laps to complete, held on for the win by less than a car length over his older brother. The victory was Cameron’s second of the season at Off Road [Read More]
By Jerry Mackey MAQUOKETA, Iowa (May 14, 2022) – Mother Nature provided near perfect weather conditions for night number two of the 2022 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing season at Maquoketa Speedway. A great crowd was in attendance to watch an action packed night of racing that saw the final checkered flag of the evening wave at 9 p.m. The headliner of the night was the 20-lap Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature. The green flag waved with veteran racers Mike Garland and Steve Johnson sitting on the front row. The lead pack swelled to five cars before Ryan Duhme, starting fifth, was able to break out of the pack to take control. Another veteran Maquoketa driver, Ray Cox, provided pressure but Duhme was able to race to the checkers less than a car length ahead of Cox with last week’s feature winner Travis Denning taking third. The closest finish of the night was in the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods. Dan Carpenter led early before third-starting Jake Morris took over the point. The lead pack [Read More]
VINTON, Iowa (May 17, 2022) – The IMCA STARS Mod Lites will name their first national rookie of the year in 2022. Twenty-six track and series champions, along with a dozen state champions, were crowned in 2021, the division’s first of IMCA sanctioning. Rookie point standings, now posted on the IMCA website, will be based on drivers’ best 25 finishes out of their first 50 starts. Bonus points awarded for a track or series championship will be added to that point total at the end of the season. Drivers cannot have made more than 10 sanctioned starts in their career in the division to be rookie eligible. Order of progression of rookie of the year eligibility is Sport Compact, Hobby Stock, Mod Lite, SportMod, Stock Car, Modified, Sprint Car and Late Model. Deadline to declare rookie status, either on the 2022 license application form or by calling the IMCA home office (319 472-2201) is July 1. All national rookies of the year receive a trophy and jacket during the IMCA banquet in Lincoln, Neb., in [Read More]
VINTON, Iowa (May 17, 2022) – Another five IMCA Sunoco Stock Car drivers have earned B & B Racing Chassis All-Star qualifying eligibility, four of them doing so with Central California Clash victories. Brock Hamilton, Larry Thompson, Garrett Corn and Troy Foulger all collected qualifying checkers over the course of the May 2-7 tour. Damon Murty became eligible with his win during the May 7 Drive For 5 show at Lee County Speedway. Drivers already eligible winning recent qualifying features paying $750 or more were Todd Gereau, Chanse Hollatz, Jeffrey Larson, Dallon Murty, Bo Partain and Paul Stone. The list of B & B All-Star eligible drivers now includes: Jeffrey Abbey, Renn Bane, Jason Batt, Joe Bellm, Chase Berkeley, Allen Bradley, Larry Brigner, Jeremy Brookshire, Tathan Burkhart, Blake Clark, Garrett Corn, Marie Curtis and Jeff Danos. Todd Decker, Zane DeVilbiss, P.J. Egbert, Tommy Fain, Troy Foulger, Todd Gereau, Adam Goff, William Gould, Jordan Grabouski, Brock Hamilton, Lance Hanson Jr., Ed Henderson and Chanse Hollatz. Danny Holt, Jim Horejsi, Tyler Iverson, Nicholas Johnson, Randy Klein, Taylor Kuehl, Benji LaCrosse, Jeffrey [Read More]
VINTON, Iowa (May 17, 2022) – For a second straight month, the number of drivers earning Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility has increased by nine. Eddie Sites was the winner on opening night for the Close Racing Supply IMCA Modified Series presented by Precision Hydraulic & Oil at Skyline Raceway Motorsports Park and Troy Foulger topped the second IMCA Central California Clash event at Tulare. Austen Becerra was best in the Drive For Five lidlifter at Lee County Speedway while Nick O’Neil prevailed at Cocopah’s Mike Corning Memorial. Friesen Performance IMCA Modified drivers winning $1,000 or more at weekly shows were Nick Trenchard, Matthew Hicks, Benji LaCrosse, Mitchell Hunt and Konnor Wilinski. Drivers already eligible winning qualifying events included Jared Baird, Tom Berry, Jacob Hobscheidy, Bobby Hogge, Cody Laney – a four-time Central California Clash victor – Chris Mills and Cody Thompson. Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational eligible drivers now include: Mark Adams, Keaton Atkinson, Chaz Baca, Jared Baird, Owen Barnhill, Austen Becerra, Brandon Beckendorf, Tom Berry, Tyson Blood and Steven Bowers Jr. Brody Bowser, Kyle [Read More]
ARLINGTON, Minn. (May 14, 2022) – Veteran drivers found their way to victory lane for the 42nd consecutive opener at the Arlington Raceway Saturday night. 2020 national champion Cory Probst had a great birthday present as he drew the pole for the start in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby feature. Chad Volk moved forward from his seventh place start to challenge Probst but settled for second. Jordan Robinson from Marshall won the Hess Technology best appearing car award in the division. Four-time national champion Nate Coopman started in the number one spot for the Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compact feature but the 23 cars behind him also wanted that top spot and some got a bit clustered as the race went on. A yellow flag came out on the sixth lap. On the restart, Coopman managed to take the lead again with Alan Lahr on his back bumper. Another yellow lap came out as Coopman had mechanical troubles and pulled into the pit area. That gave Brett McConnell the lead as he had passed Lahr for the lead [Read More]
VINTON, Iowa (May 15, 2022) – Milestone wins were the theme Sunday night at Benton County Speedway as multiple drivers earned career firsts on the quarter-mile Bullring. The charge of first-time winners was led by 2021 IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock national champion Kaden Reynolds who motored to the first win of his career in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars presented by Vermedahl Logistics. The first-year Stock Car driver started inside row three and quickly sliced through traffic to assume the early lead. Dallon Murty, who started alongside Reynolds, chased the division rookie to the front of the pack. Reynolds built a two-second lead by the time Murty made his run to second and extended his advantage throughout to score the convincing win. Murty ran second ahead of Leah Wroten and Norman Chesmore. Bradly Graham was among five competitors battling for the early lead in the 15-lap main event for the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Graham emerged with the race lead a few laps into the event, then pulled away from the pack to earn the [Read More]
By Chrystal Wyant MONROETON, Pa. (May 13, 2022) – Gary Lamphere pedaled to the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified checkers on opening night Friday at The Hill Speedway. Lamphere led the entire race to finish in first place. Jake Maynard was in second until lap six, when Keith Lamphere took over. Eddie Sites moved into the runner-up spot on lap 13 but Keith Lamphere raced his way back to second two laps later. Maynard ended in third. A bike raffle/give away for the kids was held during intermission. The bikes were donated by Rocky’s Bicycle Shop in Monroe.