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Davis is golden in quests for IMCA state, Red River Modified Tour championships

EUNICE, N.M. – Cory Davis went on the road to win one championship. He raced closer to home to win another. The Eunice, N.M., topped point standings for the May 25-31 Red River IMCA Modified Tour, collecting the checkers at Heart O’ Texas Speedway and 281 Speedway and finishing no worse than seventh in five series starts. “I’d followed the tour last year and had raced at all of the tracks except Big O Speedway before. Winning is what we went out there for but I never expected to win back-to-back features,” he said. “Obviously, winning the tour championship meant a lot to us. Being the first person on the tour to win two in a row was neat, too.” Teammate of defending tour champion Chris Elliott, Davis had shown how fast he was getting around the Waco oval in winning the Dirt Dominator and $10,000 last fall. “The competition on the tour is pretty stiff. I like how we get to travel and have fun racing at different tracks,” he said. “A lot of [Read More]

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Streaking DeVilbiss speeds to Wild West Modified Tour crown

FARMINGTON, N.M. – The stars aligned again this season for Zane DeVilbiss with the return of the Wild West Tour. DeVilbiss owned a dozen wins and a championship from the tour’s initial 2007-2014 run. He won seven of nine events, including a record six straight in capturing the 2019 IMCA Modified tour crown. “We won the tour in 2010 but I think we were a lot more prepared for a traveling series this year,” said DeVilbiss, from Farmington, N.M. “Everything worked in our favor. The car was really good every night – the consistency of the car was huge – and having raced at all the tracks before is never a bad thing.” DeVilbiss got his first tour win of the season on May 4 at Aztec Speedway, in the 100th event in Wild West history. The record-setting streak came with wins at Diamond Mountain Speedway, Winnemucca Regional Raceway, Battle Mountain Raceway, a doubleheader sweep at Sweetwater Speedway and Idaho Falls Raceway. “Rock Springs has always been one of my favorite tracks and the Idaho Falls [Read More]

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Vacation to Pacific Northwest ends with Chadwick’s 2nd Wild West Shootout title

OAKLEY, Calif. – Kellen Chadwick took his family on another June vacation to the Pacific Northwest and came home with a second Wild West IMCA Modified Shootout championship. Chadwick won two features and was runner-up in another four starts in eight northern California and Oregon tour starts. “This is kind of a cool event. We get a chance to make some money and race a bunch,” said Chadwick, from Oakley, Calif., and also the 2016 tour champ. “I like being able to race for $1,000 to win each night and a point fund share, plus you get a lot of racing in during a week of vacation.” His wins came on night four at Cottage Grove Speedway and in the night eight finale at Willamette Speedway. “Cottage Grove is one of my favorite tracks for sure,” said Chadwick, who also earned one of his four 2016 tour wins at that venue. “We’ve been there six or seven times and won four or five times. Cottage Grove has been very good to us.” He made another [Read More]

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Lone Star streak continues as Bevills is latest Texan to pace Mach-1 Sport Compact rookie point standings

GRANBURY, Texas – The third Texas driver to earn national rookie of the year honors in as many seasons, Steven Bevills has already set a goal of becoming the first Lone Star State speedster to win the Mach-1 Sport Compact national crown. From Granbury, Bevills won 10 features and finished a Texas-best fourth in the 2019 national point standings for the 4-cylinder division. Self-funded and with a crew that consisted of himself and sons Christopher and Nicholas, he was track champion at 281 Speedway and Boyd Raceway and the E3 Spark Plugs Texas State king as well. “We have a lot of fast drivers in this class in Texas. There are at least five or six guys who can win on any given night, depending on how they draw,” said Bevills, also third in the points at Heart O’ Texas Speed­way and sixth at Kennedale Speedway Park. “We ran with some pretty stiff competition and it looks to be even better next year.” Bevills grew up watching races and helping in the pits at dirt tracks in [Read More]

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Goal accomplished: Richards is youngest to top Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod rookie points

LINCOLN, Neb. – Opportunities to race closer to home and at more tracks got Cade Richards into a Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod. Five feature wins and consistent top-five finishes wherever he raced landed the Lincoln, Neb., hot­shoe the national rookie of the year award. “Rookie of the year was our goal from the start,” said Richards, who celebrated his 15th birthday just two weeks before the end of the point season in becoming the youngest driver to win that award in division history. “We raced against a lot of good drivers and that helped us out. We learned a lot from good competition.” The son of IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car driver Matt Richards and a freshman at Lincoln East High School, he made 55 starts at 10 different tracks in four states, finishing third at Park Jefferson Speedway and US 36 Raceway, fourth at Raceway Park and 17th nationally. Richards drove a homemade chassis his dad built 17 years ago, powered by a homebuilt engine he helped maintain. Career win number one came on July 14 at [Read More]

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Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod award is Underwood’s second IMCA rookie prize

TEMPLE, Texas – Larry Underwood will add a second IMCA rookie of the year award to his trophy case. The Temple, Texas pilot paced point standings for first-year Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod drivers this season. He’d won rookie of the year in the Big Daddy Race Cars Southern Region for Hobby Stocks in 2016. “When we started racing this year, I put my mind to running for national rookie,” said Underwood, sixth nationally and driver of that sharp-looking ride with the Bradley Poor designed Day of the Dead themed wrap. “I knew I had to be consistent, I knew I had to race twice a week and I had some good people behind me to help me accomplish it.” “The best way to run for points is to run with people you’re running for points against,” added Underwood, who made 22 of his 45 starts in feature fields that included rookie runner-up Austin Moore. He was third in the points chase at 281 Speedway, behind national champion James Hanusch and Lady Eagle winner Taylor Florio, and [Read More]

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Reynolds runs with the fast cars en route to top IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock rookie honors

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Before he started racing an IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Kaden Reynolds told his grandfather he wanted to run with the fast cars. He ran and beat a lot of fast cars this season, winning 10 features along with national and Big Daddy Race Cars Northern Region rookie of the year awards. “This is a pretty good class with a lot of good drivers,” said Reynolds, 18 years old and a senior at Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School. “When I’m watching races, I try to learn from the fast drivers and pick up on the things they do.” “Shannon Anderson and Eric Stanton are two of my favorite drivers to race with,” he added. “Both are very, very good at what they do.” The former micro mod driver got his first Hobby Stock win in his second start in the class late in 2018, logging just four starts to keep his rookie status intact this season. Thirteenth nationally, Reynolds won three times each at Independence Motor Speedway, Marshalltown Speedway and Benton County [Read More]

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High school freshman Burke is first in IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car rookie race

LEAGUE CITY, Texas – Two years before he even thought he’d be racing a Sprint Car, Trey Burke was winning races in the IMCA RaceSaver division. Burke’s three victories gave him the edge in rookie of the year standings for the winged class while consistency throughout the season landed him 17th place in the national point standings. At 14, the freshman at Lutheran South Academy in Houston became the youngest rookie of the year crowned in the history of the IMCA division. “It (the rookie points race) came down to feature wins and we were biting our nails before we found out we won it,” Burke said. “I didn’t think I would be racing a Sprint Car until I was 16 but I’m happy with how we did and I learned a lot this season, especially getting on and off the throttle and how to enter corners.” “Brad Benic joined us as crew chief about a fourth of the way through the season,” he continued. “We wouldn’t have done as well as we did without him.” [Read More]

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Dallon Murty becomes youngest driver to earn IMCA Stock Car national rookie honors

CHELSEA, Iowa – A strong second half of the season helped Dallon Murty achieve the goals he’d set at the start of his first IMCA Sunoco Stock Car campaign. The 14-year-old from Chelsea became the youngest driver in division history to earn national rookie of the year honors, as well as the youngest rookie of the year crowned in the EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region.  “Our goal was to win rookie but we got out to a slow start,” said Murty. “We got better and when we saw we had a shot at it, we decided to go for it.” The son of much accomplished IMCA veteran Damon Murty and a BGM High School freshman, he got his career first win in his 20th start in the class, on July 5 at Marshalltown Speedway. “That was a pretty good night,” said Murty, who took to the top of the oval and led start to finish of the 18-lapper. “We had the whole family and a lot of fans there. It was pretty cool to be able [Read More]

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Oliver finds speed, challenge to his liking in IMCA Modified rookie of the year chase

DANVILLE, Iowa – John Oliver Jr. said he’d always wanted to race an IMCA Modified. He has national and Side Biter Chassis North Central Region rookie of the year awards, as well as the Lee County Speedway track title to show for his 2019 endeavors in the division. From Danville, Iowa and a long-time IMCA Sunoco Stock Car driver – Oliver was also track champ in the class at 34 Raceway this season – he won six of 35 starts with another 17 top five finishes in pacing first-year drivers nationally and in the region. “I’d always wanted to race a Modified and I wanted to try for rookie of the year. I liked the speed and the challenge more than anything,” said Oliver. “My first couple nights I did decent but driving a Modified was totally different from a Stock Car,” he continued. “I went to Andy Eckrich at Precision Performance and Dennis LaVeine and asked them what to do. The three of us got things figured out while guys like Joel Rust and [Read More]