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Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods are new at Estevan Motor Speedway

ESTEVAN, Sask. – Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods become the fourth IMCA division on weekly race programs at Estevan Motor Speedway. Opening night is May 5. “We have looked into this for a long time. One of the things we like best about Northern SportMods is that they are a fast-growing class,” said Byron Fichter, president of the Estevan Auto Racing Club. “We felt it would be a good time to add this class, especially for younger drivers looking for a progression from our slingshot class to the Modified division.” “We have done a ton of research and with Nodak Speedway and Williston Basin Speedway close, we have been able to see the class grow,” he continued. “It’s exciting and inexpensive to get into.” Estevan also sanctions the IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock divisions. A dozen race nights are scheduled this season, most of them on Saturdays, with season championship night penciled in for Aug. 25. “Our Northern SportMod division is a natural complement to sanctioned Modifieds, Stock Cars and [Read More]

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A legacy lives on – Rookie Ashley Holbert will race in late husband’s Southern SportMod 

ITASCA, Texas – Ashley Holbert would have been content as a race fan and her husband’s crew chief and number one supporter. Instead, she’ll carry on his legacy this season racing his Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod. Rowdy Holbert died Jan 11 at the age of 30 in an oilfield work accident. After a suggestion from their daughter Kaysen, Ashley decided to make 2018 her rookie season in the IMCA division. “It just seemed like the natural thing to do. I couldn’t imagine not being at the track,” she explained. “I’ve talked to family, friends and some guys Rowdy worked with and they were all 100 percent supportive.” “I feel honored. What an opportunity to continue our family’s legacy,” Holbert continued. “We were always ready to go to the track Friday and Saturday nights. I can’t imagine stepping away from this arena.” Ashley and Rowdy were a couple for nine years and would have celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary on July 21. Kaysen helped Rowdy’s best friend Brandon Williams drive her father’s car around the [Read More]

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IMCA RaceSaver Sprints run at Smackdown on March 3

KILGORE, Texas – IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars now take the green flag at Lone Star Speedway’s Smackdown special on Saturday, March 3. The main event pays $1,200 to win and a minimum of $200 to start. Non-qualifier pay is $100, there is no entry fee and IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and IMCA State points will be awarded. Twenty-four cars will start the 25-lap feature. The pit gate will open by 3 p.m. while the grandstand area will open by 4:30 p.m. Cutoff for the draw is 5 p.m., with the drivers’ meeting at 5:30 p.m. and hot laps at 6 p.m. with racing to follow. Adult grandstand admission is $15, seniors 65 and older and military personnel at $12, kids ages 6-11 are $5, and five and under get in free. Pit passes are $35. An open practice runs from 7-10 p.m. on Friday, March 2. Pit passes are $15 and grandstand admission is free. More information is available at the www.lonestarspeedway.com website or by calling 903 986-9731. The Smackdown was postponed from [Read More]

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Wolla outruns Marriott for Dirt Dominator win at Canyon 

By Mike Spieker PEORIA, Ariz. (Feb. 13) – The Karl Performance Arizona IMCA Modified Tour made its way to Canyon Speedway Park Tuesday for a practice night in preparation for rounds five and six. Follow­ing the night’s test and tune session was the second round of the Dirt Dominator bracket race. The final round came down to a heavyweight matchup between defending IMCA Modified na­tional champion, Jason Wolla, and defending tour point champion Hunter Marriott. Marriott won the coin toss for lane choice and elected the inside line, which was where the major­ity of the rounds were won throughout the event. That didn’t matter to Wolla, however. Marriott and Wolla got the green flag down the backstretch and were door-to-door into turns three and four. Wolla put his no. 27 machine up on the cushion and used his momentum to carry him to the lead on the front straightaway. Marriott was forced to play catch up the remaining two circuits but stayed within striking distance. Wolla left the bottom lane open for Marriott in the [Read More]

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URSS concentrates on quality, payout in 2018

OBERLIN, Kan. – The Myers Engines sponsored United Rebel Sprint Series will go into its 13th season in 2018 with a tentative schedule paying more money than any other season in the past. “We’ve tried to concentrate more on quality shows this year with most races paying a minimum of $1,000 to win,” said founder Rick Salem. Salem also said additional races are still in the works and as soon as verified will be added to the schedule. One highlight will be the Dodge City, Kan., Raceway Park 305 Nationals on June 15 and 16 with the winner taking home a cool $3,000 and a minimum of $600 paid to start the Saturday night main event. RPM Speedway in Hays, Kan., will host the 10th annual Wheatshocker Nationals on July 14 and 15, which will pay $2,000 to win. Lance Pittmann will again provide a custom smoker/pellet grill courtesy of S&W Supply/Federated Auto Parts out of Hays to the overall point leader for the two-day event. The Rebels will visit Thayer County Speedway in Deshler, [Read More]

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New promoters look to build on car count at Casper Speedway 

CASPER, Wyo. – With IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks returning to race night programs, new promoters Faye and Ray Nash are in charge of a busy schedule look to build on an already solid car count foundation at Casper Speedway. The IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season for both divisions starts May 11 at the half-mile dirt Wyoming speedplant with season championship night set for Aug. 31. The Nashes come to Casper following a five-year stint at Valentine Speedway in Glenrock. “We started with about 20 cars there and built it up. What we want to do here is build on the car counts that have already been established,” Mrs. Nash said. “Casper is a tremendous facility and what it needs now is just some TLC. We want people to drive in and say ‘this is awesome.’” Regular race night at Casper is Friday. Both the Modifieds and Hobby Stocks are on midweek July 3 and 4 Bob Shierkolk Memorial programs. Track points will be awarded to Modified drivers on 10 nights [Read More]

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New promoter brings great expectations to Central Arizona 

CASA Grande, Ariz. – New promoter David Ellis has great expectations for Central Arizona Speedway. Ellis took charge of the 3/8-mile clay oval late last year. He quickly began getting the facility shipshape for the first appearance of the year by IMCA Modifieds and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods at Casa Grande, during the Arizona IMCA Modified Tour. “I have a vision. I want Central Arizona to be one of the tracks in the country that people want to go to,” Ellis said. “When I jumped on this thing, there was a list of things I wanted to do.” A new speaker system for both the pit area and grandstand has been installed and new lighting put up in the pit and spectator parking areas. Ellis raced in a stock car class in his native state of Massachusetts before moving to Arizona in the mid-1970s. The former car owner describes himself as “an open-wheel guy” and builds sprint cars and midgets. He started a local micro sprint class designed for younger drivers and promoted a number [Read More]

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Vlasity starts season with three straight wins at Canyon Winter Challenge Series 

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Joe Vlasity’s main goal this season is just to get his new IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock built. After starting 2018 with three straight feature wins and then a runner-up finish in the Winter Chal­lenge Series finale at home track Canyon Speedway Park, he’s started to think more about a cou­ple other objectives. “Last year, we bought an Eliminator Chassis out of Iowa. Our main goal this year is to get that built, hopefully by the end of February,” said Vlasity, who won seven of 12 starts in 2017 in a older home-built car he’d bought and then converted from the local factory stock class. “What I want to do this year is run for state and track championships.” Early season track conditions favored the Illinois native, by profession a mechanic for the City of Glendale and a regular at Canyon for most of 10 years. “I’m pretty used to dryslick and that’s the way the track went all four nights,” Vlasity said following his Jan. 20, 21 and 27 wins and the [Read More]

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IMCA Sport Compacts make March debut at Canyon

PEORIA, Ariz. – A Facebook page has already been started for the class in Arizona, plenty of time before Mach-1 Sport Compacts make their debut at Canyon Speedway Park on March 3. The four-cylinder class also runs there March 9, 10 and 24, April 13 and 14, May 26 and 27, and Sept. 29. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Allstar Performance State and track points will be awarded each night and Canyon promoter Doug Gabbard is confident the economy of the divi­sion will lead to a great race for those first-ever state and track championships. “It’s a division young drivers can start their careers in. We really don’t have an entry level division so these cars will really fill a void,” he explained. “We’re comfortable with IMCA’s philosophy. One of the things we like best is that they keep the rules the same from one year to the next. They’re very focused on cost,” Gabbard continued. “Once people see these cars, they’ll really take off.” Canyon also sanctions the IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Stock [Read More]

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Crate engine purchase in February is good for $250 rebate from Chevrolet Performance 

VINTON, Iowa – It’s like Christmas in February. Chevrolet Performance is giving $250 rebates to IMCA drivers purchasing GM 602 or GM 604 crate engines during the month of February. Drivers planning to buy a 602 or 604 crate can contact an authorized dealer, such as Karl Perfor­mance, Friesen Chevrolet or Kupper Chevrolet, for Deal Of The Month details and a rebate form. The offer is good from Feb. 1 through Feb. 28; rebate forms must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2018 and it should take six to eight weeks for drivers to receive a $250 debit card. A rebate form and more information about the Deal Of The Month is available at the Chevro­let.com/performance/offers website.