VINTON, Iowa – Drivers in contention for national and/or regional point fund shares should, if they have not done so already, send pictures of their car proving required decal placement to IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “We need to have those in hand by the end of October,” noted Yoder. “Every year there are drivers who cost themselves money when they don’t put required decals on their car and send a picture to us.” Photos submitted this month, he added, must show the car on track. Point fund checks will be presented during the national awards banquet Nov. 24 in Lincoln, Neb., or mailed beginning the following week. Yoder’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
WATERVLIET, Mich. – IMCA drivers who enjoyed their share of heat race success this season are in line for $100 gift cards courtesy of Allstar Performance. The Watervliet, Mich., high-performance parts manufacturer was the first-year sponsor for the heat race winner decal program in 2018. Drivers who won 10 or more heats this season and send a photo to the IMCA office proving proof of decal placement receive gift cards from Allstar. The driver with the most heat wins gets a $250 gift card. Photos should be directed to Marketing Director Kevin Yoder at email@example.com. Deadline for doing so is Wednesday, Nov. 14. Gift certificates will be presented during the national awards banquet next month
VINTON, Iowa – Five more IMCA Modified drivers have earned berths on the 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Dominic Ursetta swept features at Sherman County Speedway’s Flatlander and Tyler Limoges topped Arlington Raceway’s Scott Schoknecht Shootout. Oliver Kollofski was the Jackson Nationals winner at Jackson Motorplex. Nick DeCarlo took home the big check at Ocean Speedway’s Pettit Shootout and Clay Money cashed in at Salina Speedway’s Mid-America Clash. Drivers winning qualifying events already vote eligible were Bobby Hogge IV, Kyle Strickler and Jordan Grabouski. 2018 state champions will be added to the ballot after point standings become official; the 2019 ballot now includes these drivers: Chris Abelson, Jeff Aikey, Casey Arneson, Brandon Beckendorf, Eddie Belec, Brad Calhoun, Cayden Carter, Jon DeBenedetti, Nick DeCarlo, Jesse Dennis, Zane DeVilbiss, Myron DeYoung and Scott Foreman. Jaden Fryer, Josh Gilman, Jordan Grabouski, Richie Gustin, Michael Hale , Scott Hogan, Bobby Hogge IV, Darrell Hughes II, Justin Kay, Billy Kendall, Eddie Kirchoff, Oliver Kollofski and Dennis LaVeine. Tyler Limoges, Ryan McDaniel, Hunter Marriott, Rich Michael Jr., Trevor Miller, Clay [Read More]
ABILENE, Texas – Winners of the IMCA Modified, Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod and IMCA Sunoco Stock Car divisions at Abilene Speedway’s 24th annual Ryan Bard Memorial Southern Challenge on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20 all earn $2,000. The Modified main event is a qualifier for the 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot and pays $300 to start. SportMod and Stock Car features pay a minimum of $200 to take the green. Non-qualifiers in all three divisions get $100. An open practice runs from 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18. Pit passes are $15 while grandstand admission is free. All three divisions can time trial as part of that evening’s Fast Lap Challenge, with the top two cars in each class receiving an optional provisional if they don’t qualify. Pit gates and the grandstand open at 3 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. both days. Adult grandstand admission is $12 on Friday and $15 on Saturday. Kids ages 6-12 get in for $5 and five and under are free both nights. Pit passes [Read More]
PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Oct. 6) – Darren Miller seemed destined for the runner-up spot Saturday at Port Royal Speedway but a strange incident set him up for the biggest win of his IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car career. Kyle Smith was all set for a weekend sweep as he drew the pole position for the Pennsylvania Sprint Series Keystone RaceSaver Challenge event and led every lap. Except the last one. On the final circuit, as Smith drove into the last turn, an incident blocked the track ahead of him. Smith entered the turn on the high side with traffic below and had no time or opening to make it through. Miller was just far enough behind that he was able to make a last second maneuver to avoid contact and went on to grab the one lap dash for the win. Miller earned $1,200 for the victory, which included $400 in bonuses based on years with RaceSaver and races run in 2018. Former winner Jeff Miller Jr. came home second followed by Zach Newlin, Austin Bishop [Read More]
LISBON, N.D. (Sept. 30) – Jesse Skalicky wrapped up his IMCA Modified rookie campaign with a flag-to-flag run at the front of Sunday’s Battle at the Boneyard field at Sheyenne Speedway. The victory was Skalicky’s third of the season. He had the fastest car on the higher line in the second set of turns and took the checkers ahead of John Nord and Zach Dockter. “We’re really satisfied with this year. We knew there would be a big learning curve but hoped we could finish consistently in the top 10,” Skalicky said. “This was our fourth year with a Fury (Chassis) so I was confident getting into the Modifieds.” He was a regular at Red River Valley Speedway, Norman County Raceway and Buffalo River Race Park. Skalicky’s previous best finish at Lisbon had been second in the July 1 show. Feature results – 1. Jesse Skalicky; 2. John Nord; 3. Zach Dockter; 4. Billie Christ; 5. Randy Klein; 6. John Corell; 7. Tim Perkins; 8. Rusty Kollman; 9. Randy Gordon; 10. Jarrett Carter; 11. Bryce [Read More]
GOODLAND, Kan. (Sept. 28-29) – Dominic Ursetta took a new car that had sat idle in his shop all season and parked it in victory lane twice during the Sherman County Speedway Flatlander. Ursetta won both Sept. 28 and 29 IMCA Modified features at Goodland, taking $1,000 checks each night. “I didn’t race much this year but I had a new car (a 2018 GRT by Phillips) sitting in the shop,” he said. “We threw it together and I told the guys after hot laps Friday that we had a good car.” He started from outside the front row on opening night and from 10th Saturday. Kyle Rohleder got by in lapped traffic for a brief turn at the front on Friday, but Ursetta regained the lead and hit his marks the rest of the way. Rohleder, Jeremy Frenier and Garrett Sporhase completed the top four. Eddie Belec, Rohleder and Sporhase ran 2-3-4 on Saturday. Cautions played in Ursetta’s favor on night two as he took the top line from third to the lead on [Read More]
ARLINGTON, Minn. (Sept. 29) – Arlington Raceway saw a repeat IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner in Elijah Zevenbergen while Tyler Limoges topped the IMCA Modified feature in Saturday’s season-ending Scott Schoknecht Shootout. Zevenbergen began his charge to the $4,000 Schoknecht checkers from way back in 10th starting. Five cautions came out on the 15th lap and Zevenbergen was able to capitalize on the final restart, motoring past Curt Lund for the lead. Hard charger contenders Matt Speckman and David Moriarty got in the mix, Speckman coming from 13th starting to third and ’B’ qualifier Moriarty from 18th starting to fourth. Zevenbergen held all challengers at bay for the big money, winning ahead of Lund, Speckman, Moriarty and Rick Mees. Mees picked up the hard charger bonus of $600 after passing 15 cars. Limoges led start to finish in the Modified feature to earn $2,000, the biggest payday in his racing career. The new Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier took the lead from the second row and was pursued much of the way by Josh [Read More]
HAYS, Kan. – RPM Speedway puts the final touches on the 2018 season with one of the richest post-season events on the IMCA schedule, the Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5 and 6 Fall Nationals. IMCA Modifieds race for $5,000 to win and a minimum of $400 to start their Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot-qualifying feature during the 12th annual event at Hays. Also on the card this weekend are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars racing for $3,000 to win and $250 to start, Karl Chevrolet 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 $300 to win and $50 to start. Registration fee and non-qualifier pay is $150 for Modifieds, $100 for Stocks and $75 for SportMods and Hobby Stocks. Tow money for Sport Compacts is $25. A test and tune session for all divisions is on Thursday, Oct. 4. Grandstand admission is free and pit passes are $25 on Thursday. Adult grandstand admission is $15 while children [Read More]
GOODLAND, Kan. – Five IMCA divisions are on the Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28 and 29 Flatlander Fall Classic card at Sherman County Speedway. IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars both race for $1,000 to win, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $750 to win and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $200 to win. Modified features are qualifying events for the 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and state points will be given and numerous contingencies awarded for the draw/redraw special. Both race programs get underway at 5:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Pit passes are $30 and camping is $10 a day. More information is available by calling 785 821-1128. Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 30. The Flatlander Festival will be held in Goodland this weekend, with a car show, motorcycle show, vendors and games, among other attractions.