By John Rittenoure TULSA, Okla. (April 16) – Friday night’s AmeriFlex/Oil Capital Racing Series IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car show at Outlaw Motor Speedway is cancelled due to overnight rain that is forecast to continue all day Friday. The race has not been re-scheduled. Next Friday’s (April 23) race at Tulsa Speedway has been moved to Caney Valley Speedway. Tulsa Speedway is still under construction and does not expect to open until mid-May.
YORK, Neb. – Lester Siebert admits he was reluctant to go to the races because he knew he’d get hooked and want to race himself. He did go and sure enough, he got hooked. And nearly four decades later, Siebert was the winner of his IMCA Sunoco Late Model career-first feature at Junction Motor Speedway’s April 3 Mike Chapin Memorial Spring Thaw. “I was glad to be able to win,” said Siebert, from York and 70 years young. “I started racing an IMCA Late Model when they sanctioned them at Junction in 2019 and hadn’t won a race the last two years. That Dumpert kid (two-time national champion Cory) is quick. I had a couple seconds last year, both times behind him.” Siebert totaled eight starts last year after finishing 19th in national standings his rookie season. His win at Junction came in the first Late Model event of the 2021 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing season. “With all the good racers out there, we were pretty tickled to finish in the top 20 our first [Read More]
EAGLE, Neb. – Eagle Raceway’s Ice Breaker Challenge scheduled this Friday, April 16 and Saturday, April 17th has been canceled due to predictions of rain and cold weather this weekend. Track officials wanted to make a decision early on whether to continue with racing plans, move the event, or cancel since they have fans and teams that plan on making the trek to Eagle Raceway and so everyone can make other plans. Eagle kick the season off right with the Start Your Engines season opener presented by Nebraska Lottery and A1 Iron on Saturday, April 24.
By Josh Reynolds STUART, Iowa (April 14) – Brayton Carter, Dallon Murty and Shane DeVolder were IMCA winners Wednesday at Stuart Speedway. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods came out first with the father/son duo of Bryan and Mitchell Morris on the front row. Bryan Morris led the first three laps with Carter blasting by to take over on lap four. It was all Carter from there as he went on to take the easy win. Brett Vanderheiden held on for second with Cam Reimers third, Dusty Masolini fourth and Garrett Nelson fifth. Next up were the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars with Miciah Hidlebaugh and Todd VanEaton leading the field to the green flag. Hidlebaugh went for a spin in turn one and Bob Daniels took advantage to lead the field through a couple of cautions over the first half of the race. Dallon and Damon Murty charged into the top three and set out after Daniels at the halfway point. Dallon made a move to the outside just as Daniels’ engine let go on a restart [Read More]
By Stephanie Deatherage SUSANVILLE, Calif. (April 10) – Ryan McDaniel doubled up on his IMCA Modified winning total as he earned his second straight feature win at Diamond Mountain Speedway Saturday evening. Hometown driver Riley Simmons placed second with third going to Chris Nieman. Nevin and Wade Kennemore were fourth and fifth in the finishing order. In the Karl Kustom Northern SportMods, Craig Nieman took care of business to earn his first victory of the season. Jimmy Ray Huffmon was the runner-up while Jason Emmot was third. Shayna Nieman and Joey Pearson completed the top five.
By Ben Deatherage MARYSVILLE, Calif. (April 10) – Former track champion Todd Cooper was back in victory lane following the second visit this season by Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods to Marysville Raceway. Four stoppages took place in the 20-lap affair, all within the first two laps being completed. Once racing got going, Cooper would take control of the first-place position. Cooper did get a little pressure from fellow Yuba City chauffeur Donnie Fortney but was able to keep his challenger in check. The 2019 track champion at Marysville, Cooper went on to lead the remaining 18 laps to earn his first Karl triumph of the new season and become the second different winner in as many events at Marysville. Jimmy Ford, another Yuba City runner, rallied to a second-place result while Sacramento’s Scott Savell placed third. The House of Merritt comprised the rest of the top five finishers. Damian, of Marysville, and Mike Merritt, from Yuba City, was fourth and fifth.
By Frank Buhrman SELINSGROVE, Pa. (April 10) – Justin Mills narrowly outran fellow New Yorker Christian Rumsey in a one-lap shootout Saturday to claim his first Pennsylvania Sprint Series win in a 20-lap feature at Selinsgrove Speedway. Mills started third and chased polesitter Rumsey for a dozen laps before making the pass for the lead on lap 13. Rumsey hung tough and continued to challenge, though, and when the race was stopped with one lap to go he had a last chance, but Mills was up to the task and edged his challenger by less than one tenth of a second at the checkered flag. “That was a long red flag,” Mills said in victory lane. “I was just thinking where I should go, top or bottom. I knew the oil was there, so I was trying not to run into that. It just all worked out good.” The win was Mills’ first in an IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car. In a 10-race rookie season with PASS in 2020, Mills was usually fast but a fourth [Read More]
By Ben Deatherage WATSONVILLE, Calif. (April 9) – The Karl Kustoms IMCA Northern Sport Mods made their second appearance of the 2021 season at Ocean Speedway Friday evening. On the opening start of the main event, Billy Robertson was the first to pace the field. A caution on the second lap bunched the field up, preventing Robertson from building a large lead. On the restart, Fred Ryland maneuvered his way to the front and was the leader of the third circuit. Once the Brentwood veteran obtained the top place position, Ryland began to check out from the rest of the pack. However, Ryland was not able to construct too large of a lead as an additional five stoppages occurred, which also took out the factor of lapped traffic. Despite the slowdowns and restarts, Ryland, who started eight,h won his fifth Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature of the new season. Randy Miller was the runner-up with third place going to Jim DiGiovanni. Adriane Frost placed fourth while Trevor Clymens wound up fifth.
By Ben Deatherage ANTIOCH, Calif. (April 10) – Two IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing divisions returned to Antioch Speedway on Saturday, marking the fourth IMCA Modified and fifth Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod events of 2021 at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds facility. The IMCA Modified main event was predominantly green to checkered. Only one caution took place and there was a total of three lead changes. Josh Combs beat the field to the line to be the leader of the opening circuit. Combs inhabited first place until lap three when Buddy Kniss got around him. Kniss stayed in front much of the race. Martinez regular Nick DeCarlo tried to get around him but with no success. After the lone caution, Salinas veteran Bobby Hogge brought the Paul Gugliemoni-owned entry into the mix and went side-by-side with Kniss and eventually DeCarlo joined the party. Kniss managed to keep back both Hogge and DeCarlo with seven to go. Hogge mounted one last charge to the front. He maneuvered his way to the front on lap 28 [Read More]
By Ben Deatherage BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (April 10) – Robby Sawyer and Zack Forster bested their respective IMCA features at Bakersfield Saturday evening. In the IMCA Modified main event, the early goings were dominated by Steve Noland, who held onto first until being overtaken on the fifth lap by Troy Morris III. Morris was the lead element of the field until he was passed on the eighth circuit. The driver to do that was Sawyer. Sawyer then began building a massive lead over the rest of the pack. The 30-lap affair would go non-stop and nothing stopped the fifth-starting Sawyer from collecting his first win of 2021. Ethan Dotson rallied from 19th starting to finish in second place while behind him, in third, was Morris. Making it an all-Bakersfield top five, Jerry Flippo crossed the wire fourth followed by Kyle Heckman in the Bill Henderson-owned entry. Cade Lewis showed the way early in the IMCA STARS Mod Lite feature. A lap one incident bunched the field and prevented Lewis from getting too far from the [Read More]