NORFOLK, Neb. – IMCA Late Models will have another regular weekly home in the Cornhusker State. The newly sanctioned division joins four other IMCA classes on Saturday programs at Off Road Speedway. “We’ve been looking for an organization with solid motor and tire rules,” said promoter Jerry Pospisil, who met with IMCA President Brett Root and Vice President of Operations Jim Stannard before announcing his decision to sanction. “IMCA has a complete set of rules that are pretty well cut and dried.” The 1/3-mile dirt oval in Norfolk had been part of a Late Model series with other tracks in eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa. While Norfolk drivers fared well in that tour, Pospisil pointed out that they’ll now have the opportunity to race close to home, earning point fund shares while competing in national, state and local track levels. “There’s already a very strong field of Late Model drivers at Off Road Speedway,” noted Stannard, “and I expect those numbers to grow with the new sanctions at Norfolk as well as [Read More]
LEXINGTON, Neb. – Back when he was winning IMCA track championships at Dawson County Raceway, Chad Dolan didn’t give a thought to promoting. Now that he’s in charge of the 3/8-mile dirt oval at Lexington, he’s looking for ways to give fans and drivers their money’s worth and then some. “My vision is to give people the wow factor. If we can do that on opening night May 19, we won’t have anything to worry about,” he said. “I’m excited to give people in Central Nebraska something they haven’t seen at Dawson County Raceway before. There’s a real sense of excitement here.” Sanctioned since 1994, Dawson County has eight Sunday dates scheduled for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts. All five divisions will also run at the Sept. 15 Connie Jewett Memorial. “These are the divisions we have to have to make it work in this area. Everything will work if this track is promoted and prepared well,” Dolan said. “I’ve met with [Read More]
OSBORN, Mo. – U.S. 36 Raceway is pleased to announce that online tickets will be available for pre-purchase this season. Fans and teams will now have the opportunity to plan ahead and purchase their tickets through U.S. 36’s new online home http://us36racewaydirttrack.com and MyRacePass. Either click on the Buy Tickets button on the home page or click on the ticket icon under the schedule and results. Tickets are set to go on sale Monday, March 8. Tickets will have an available window to purchase online through noon the day of the event. After purchasing your ticket, print out the voucher and bring it, along with a valid I.D. of the purchaser, to the track the night of the event. Present the voucher to the ticket booth at the track and enjoy a night of racing action. Please note, online ticket purchases follow the same rain policy as tickets purchased at the event. The rain policy can be reviewed at http://www.us36racewaydirttrack.com/trackinfo/. U.S. 36 Raceway begins its season on March 23 with a day of practice followed by the March [Read More]
AUBURN, Mich.– Tri-City Motor Speedway is partnering with area businesses and non-profit groups hosting blood drives with the American Red Cross or Michigan Blood to help increase donor participation during the summer months. Tri-City officials are seeking local blood drives held during May, June or July throughout the surrounding communities including, but not limited to Auburn, Bay City, Beaverton, Gladwin, Midland, Mt. Pleasant, Pinconning and Saginaw. Each participating blood drive will receive one adult grandstand race ticket valued at $14 to give out to all donors who attempt to give blood. Race tickets will be valid for any regular Friday night through Aug. 23, 2019. In addition to partnering with area blood drives, Tri-City will host a blood drive on June 7. “We want to give back to our community. Blood banks are in desperate need of donations during the summer months. We want to use our means to help promote and support blood donation throughout our surrounding communities,” said Erika Puvalowski, TCMS Marketing and Business Development Director. Those hosting blood drives can contact [Read More]
WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa – Fans will welcome a very familiar division back to Saturday programs at 34 Raceway this season. IMCA Late Models return to the 3/8-mile dirt oval at West Burlington, where the division had last run weekly in 2012. “We wanted to bring Late Models back. We had done our research and when IMCA decided to go with the crate engine option it was a very good step in the right direction,” promoter Brad Stevens said. “The division fits with our budget and we will alternate weeks with Lee County Speedway.” Sanctioned Late Models had run weekly at 34 from 1987-1992 and 1997-2012. West Burlington has hosted more Deery Brothers Summer Series events than any other track – 50 – and welcomes the IMCA Late Model tour back to town on Sept. 21. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts return to regular race programs at 34. First point events of the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing season are April 6 with final track point events [Read More]
ABILENE, Texas – Abilene Speedway hosts its traditional season-opening Ice Breaker on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15 and 16. IMCA Modifieds run for $700 to win and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods for $600 each night. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $600 to win on Friday and for $750 to win their Lone Star Tour opener on Saturday. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Razor Chassis South Central and EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region, Texas State and track points will be awarded for both draw/redraw programs. The pits open at 4 p.m. and racing begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday. On Saturday, pit gates open at 3 p.m. and racing gets underway at 7 p.m. More information about the Ice Breaker, presented by Smiley’s Racing Products, Showtime Signs & Designs and NAPA Auto Parts, can be directed to promoter Rob Poor at 325 725-3849 or 325 692-8800. Overnight accommodations, with racers’ rates, are available by calling the Whitten Inn at 325 672-8462. Additional information is also posted on Facebook.
PAHRUMP, Nev. – IMCA Modifeds race for $2,000 to win and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth at Pahrump Valley Speedway’s Saturday, March 2 Stormin’ Mormon Showdown. The runner-up earns $1,000 with $750 paid for third and $500 for fourth, with a minimum of $200 paid to make the 20-car starting field. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region and Nevada State points will be awarded. The draw and pre-tech run from 2-4 p.m. Wheel packing is at 4 p.m. and precedes hot laps. Racing starts at 5:10 p.m. The main event is 40 laps. Car and driver is $45 and pit passes are $25. Grandstand admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 55 and over, $6 for kids ages 6-14 and free for ages five and under. Questions can be directed to promoter Chad Broadhead at 702 328-8101, event coordinator Bryan Wulfenstein at 775 209-3638 or Modified race director Leland Hibdon at 775 209-6896. The event is held in honor of Ray Wulfenstein, a long-time driver from [Read More]
VINTON, Iowa – Modified, Late Model and RaceSaver Sprint Car decal packets are now being mailed to IMCA drivers who have purchased competitor’s licenses for 2019. Packets for Stock Car, Hobby Stock, both SportMod and Sport Compact divisions will go in the mail as soon as they are completed; licenses and claim cards (in applicable divisions) will be included in decal packets.
Two more IMCA divisions will be featured this season on Friday race programs at Black Hills Speedway. IMCA Modifieds and IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars join IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks on the half-mile dirt oval at Rapid City. A car show and test ‘n tune session is on the tentative schedule for April 27 with the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing opener on May 3. The 2019 season will be the fourth for sanctioned Hobby Stocks at Black Hills. “We have had a non-sanctioned sprint car class the last few seasons. A lot of local drivers have expressed an interest in something more concrete, with a point fund and sanctioning body,” promoter Ed Kirchoff said. “Modifieds are a natural progression for us. We had Modifieds at a Gunslinger Tour race and again at the end of the season last year.” Five hundred dollars is the top prize for the Hobby Stocks in their May 31 special at Rapid City while the winner of the 38 Special for Modifieds earns $1,250 and a spot on the Fast [Read More]
ALBION, Neb. (Feb. 6) – IMCA Late Models return to weekly programs at Boone County Raceway this season. The Friday night venue at Albion becomes the latest Nebraska venue to add the premier division in 2019. “Sanctioning Late Models was one of the best things we could do. The new sanctions will benefit all four tracks,” said promoter Mike Trollope, citing the addition of the class at Columbus, McCool Junction and Norfolk as well. “We really like the rules. Going with IMCA makes it easier for us to tech and more fair for the racer.” Boone County had run sanctioned Late Models during the 1995 and 1996 seasons. The division joins IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts on Albion’s 3/8-mile dirt oval. The IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season opens on April 19 and runs through Aug. 16, with Aug. 23 designated as the rain date for season championship night. Track points will not be awarded at mid-week shows July 2, 10 and 17. [Read More]