DENMARK, Wis. – Services for former Luxemburg Speedway promoter Rick Goral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 at All Saints Catholic Church in Denmark. Goral, 63, died on Aug. 15. He’d ended a 10-year career as promoter at Luxemburg in 2011 and will be inducted into the track hall of fame this evening posthumously. He is survived by his children, Jeff (Erica) Goral, Brian Goral and Beth (significant other Jason Bomski) Goral; grandchildren Maxwell, Mollie, Samuel, Gabriella and Ava; his mother, Alice Goral; brother, Ron Goral, former wife, Catherine Goral, sister-in-law, B.J. Goral, as well as many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation is at the Cotter Funeral Home-Denmark Chapel, 536 County Road R, Denmark, on Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 3-8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Wednesday at the funeral home from 9-10:30 a.m. Following the Mass of Christian Burial of Wednesday, interment will be at All Saints Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cotterfuneralhome.com.
VINTON, Iowa – Twenty-two IMCA Modified drivers have already raced their way onto the ballot for the 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Hunter Marriott counts victories at four qualifying events, including Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour features at Park Jefferson Speedway and Buena Vista Raceway, plus Night of 1,000 Stars and Bob Shryock Memorial All Star races at Hancock County Speedway. Cayden Carter’s Harris Clash victory at Deer Creek Speedway was preceded by wins at Britt’s Hobo 100 and the Illinois Valley Showdown at LaSalle Speedway. Billy Kendall swept Northstar IMCA Modified Tour action, winning at Princeton Speedway, North Central Speedway and Sheyenne Speedway. Kyle Strickler was a Dirt Knights winner and Ricky Thornton Jr. scored the Knight of 10,000 Stars payday, also at Hancock County. Richie Gustin was the Watermelon Classic winner at Boone Speedway. Sanders Modified Challenge winners were Tyler Peterson at Red River Valley Speedway and Johnny Scott at Norman County Raceway. Sweet Diamond Challenge Series winners at Sweetwater Speedway were Zane DeVilbiss and Eddie Belec. Ryan Ruter won both [Read More]
By Greg Grabianowski ALGONA, Iowa (Aug. 9) – Elijah Zevenbergen was fast as lightning in winning the Thunderdome feature for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars at Kossuth County Speedway. Zevenbergen and Derek Green both drew front row spots and chose to start at the back of the field for the $1,000 challenge if either could win the feature. Kevin Opheim jumped out to the early lead with a caution coming out on lap five. David Smith wrestled the lead away off the restart as Green moved into the top four spots only to see a pair of flat tires end his night. Zevenbergen, who was involved in a spinout on lap five and went to the back of the field again, slowly weaved his way through traffic to move into a battle for the lead with Smith and Opheim. He slid past Smith on lap 11 and went on to his second local victory of the season at the track and took home a cool check for $2,150 for the win. Smith held on for the [Read More]
CRYSTAL, Mich. (Aug. 11) – A.J. Ward got another win closer to the IMCA Modified 100 career victory milestone Saturday at Crystal Motor Speedway. The Dirt Works Race Cars Eastern Region point leader started 10th and raced to the checkers ahead of Myron DeYoung. Brady Hollenbeck rounded out the top three.
GILLETTE, Wyo. – Big IMCA Modified paydays are on the line each night of Gillette Thunder Speedway’s 19th annual East-West Clash. Friday, Aug. 31 and Saturday, Sept. 1 features pay $1,000 to win while the Sunday, Sept. 2 main event pays $1,500 to win. All three races are qualifying events for the 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks run for $250 to win on Friday and Saturday and for $350 to win on Sunday. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, Wyoming state and track points will be awarded all three nights. Entry fee each day is $75 for Modifieds and $35 for Hobby Stocks. Pit passes are 430 a day or $75 for all three days. More information about the East-West Clash is available by calling 307 682-8866 and on Facebook.
MANDAN, N.D. (Aug. 10) – Two was the magic number Friday night for Marlyn Seidler, as he scored his second IMCA Modified feature win of the season at Dacotah Speedway with a pass for the lead with two laps to go. Travis Peery started to pull away from the field early on, but cautions came early and often and worked in Seidler’s favor as he quickly moved through the field from ninth starting to second. Drivers calmed down after a lap eight restart and a fantastic battle for the lead played out between Peery and Seidler. They raced side-by-side until lapped traffic forced Seidler to follow Peery through the slower cars. Contact between Peery and a lapped car reset the field for a four-lap shootout. Another yellow regrouped the field with three laps to go but on the final restart of the night, Seidler looked to the outside of Peery. Finding speed, they again battled side-by-side for the win and with two laps to go, Seidler passed Peery for the lead. Peery quickly felt pressure [Read More]
STOCKTON, Kan. – The United Rebel Sprint Series braces for a huge, three-race weekend with the annual Bob Salem Memorial highlighting all the race action. It all begins Friday, Aug. 17 at Stockton Speedway before embarking to Oberlin Speedway Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18-19. It will be a pivotal weekend for the series points standings as just five events remain in the 2018 race season. Friday night’s IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car event atop the Stockton Fairgrounds will pay $700 to win. Gates open at 5 p.m. with race action slated for a 7:00 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday night for the annual running of the Bob Salem Memorial, the Saturday night’s portion of the event will pay $700 to win while Sunday night pays $1,000 to win. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, kids ages 7-12 are $8 and children six and under admitted into the grandstands for free. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Rick Salem at 785 475-7010. To learn more about the URSS, check out [Read More]
By Rob Hinckley MAQUOKETA, Iowa (August 11) – The focus was driving to the front. Andy Nezworski put all the national implications in the back of his mind Saturday evening at Maquoketa Speedway. He slid by Jeremiah Hurst and then Terry Neal to win the 25-lap Andover Meat IMCA Late Model feature. “We’re pretty much out of the national thing,” Nezworski said in victory lane. “We’re a ways back in the points and you have to win a track championship, which we won’t. So we just come out to win races. We’ve had some bad luck recently so this really feels good.” Neal took the top spot from Marty Scheckel early before Hurst passed following a restart about halfway through. Nezworski then made his charge to the front for his third victory on the 3/8-mile, high-banked dirt oval. Matt Ryan passed Hurst late for second. Neal and Doug Nigh rounded out the top five. IMCA national point leader Ryan started eighth, but spun early to cause a caution. He restarted at the rear and maneuvered [Read More]
JEFFERSON, S.D. (Aug. 11) – On a beautiful night in the Siouxland, it was the beautiful white number seven IMCA Modified of Jay Noteboom rolling into victory lane at Park Jefferson Speedway. With his win, Noteboom tied Joe Kosiski at the top of the all-time win list at the Park Jefferson Speedway with 73 total checkers. There was no denying Noteboom, who started sixth, but in just two laps flew by front row starters Jason Schneiders and Harvey Vande Weerd to fly to a lead he would never relinquish. Noteboom opened a huge lead that was up to 8.5 seconds at one point. Greg Taylor was the J&J Fitting IMCA Stock Car winner and Andy Hoffman posted a convincing victory in the Z98 IMCA Hobby Stock main. Cody Thompson outran hard charger Karl Brewer for the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod checkers. Andrew Harris and Kaytee DeVries had a spirited battle to wrap up the Sport Compact point season at Park Jeff. Andrew Harris, who was dominant all year, got past DeVries to pick up his [Read More]
SHAWANO, Wis. (Aug. 11) – Sometimes it all just comes together. Nary a caution flag flew all night Saturday at Shawano Speedway as fans were treated to top-notch, on-track action. Dan Michonski brought home his third feature win to obtain the big $1,000 payday before a stout IMCA Sunoco Stock Car field full of multi-feature winners, track champions and national champions. Michonski was the class of the field, though, and led every lap en route to victory. The racing behind Michonski was hot and heavy with Travis Van Straten finishing second, Trent Nolan third, Gary Kasperek fourth, and Shawn Wagner fifth. Lance Arneson advanced 10 spots for his second IMCA Modified feature win of the year while Lucas Lamberies scored Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod win number six, holding off Kyle Raddant to accomplish the feat.