DAVENPORT, Iowa (May 26) – The IMCA Modified Madness 50 special, scheduled for tonight (Friday) at Davenport Speedway, has been rained out for a second time. The event has now been rescheduled for Friday, July 14. Next Friday, June 2, weekly point racing returns to Davenport Speedway. All four classes will be in action, the Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Models, Eriksen Chevrolet IMCA Modifieds, Koehler Electric Street Stocks and the Hawkeye Auto IMCA Northern SportMods. In addition, that evening is the first Kids’ Night of 2017. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free when accompanying a paid adult. Bike races will be held during intermission. Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, on West Locust Street in Davenport. Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m., with hot laps at 6:15 p.m. and racing at 6:45 p.m. For more information, visit the track website at davenportspeedway.com or call 563 652-5302.
By Jeremy Fox OSKALOOSA, Iowa (May 24) – Cayden Carter was a double winner Wednesday night at Southern Iowa Speedway, topping features for the Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds and the Budweiser IMCA Stock Cars. The third different leader in the Modified main, Carter held off Derrick Stewart in a green, white, checkered finish. His last-lap surge allowed Carter to edge Nathan Wood at the line for his first local win in the Stock Car class. Shannon Anderson held off Bill Bonnett for his third win in as many KBOE Radio/Mahaska Bottling IMCA Hobby Stock outings this season and Daniel Fellows became a three-time Kelli Steil State Farm IMCA Sport Compact feature winner. Curtis VanDerWal scored Oskaloosa True Value IMCA Northern SportMod win number two on the season. A total of 113 cars checked in at Osky.
LONGDALE, Okla. (May 20) – Angel Munoz outlasted seventh-starting Jason Rogers to capture the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main event Saturday at Longdale Speedway. Kyle Pfeifer placed third, Travis Baird fourth and Hesston Shaw fifth. Robert Elliott garnered the IMCA SportMod feature win while Joe Adams advanced from eighth starting to second. Mike Roach raced from ninth to third. Jeffrey Kaup scored a fourth-place finish and Kaleb Roach was fifth. Both IMCA features were 35-lappers.
HESSTON, Pa. (May 20) – Ron Aurand was the Saturday night winner when the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series ventured to Hesston Speedway. Runner-up in the 20-lapper for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars was Nathan Gramley and Drew Ritchey was third. Aurand and Reed Thompson drew front row starts and Aurand set the fast pace with Thompson close behind. Within a few laps, Scott Lutz moved into second with Gramley, Ritchey and Steve Kenawell Jr. settling in behind him. Gramley had taken over second before the only caution of the race came on lap 16. When the green came out again, Aurand took off and took the win with Gramley, Ritchey, Lutz and Kenawell in tow. The next race for Laurel Highlands and round three of the Summer Showdown will be Sunday, May 28 at Bedford Speedway. Feature results – 1. Ron Aurand; 2. Nathan Gramley; 3. Drew Ritchey; 4. Scott Lutz; 5. Steve Kenawell Jr.; 6. Reed Thompson; 7. Ryan Lynn; 8. Rob Felix; 9. Jonathon Jones; 10. Brad Mellott; 11. Joe Zap; 12. Judi Bates; 13. [Read More]
EUNICE, N.M. – IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars get top billing at Cardinal Speedway’s Kelly Sheen Memorial Shootout, which moves to the Memorial Day Weekend for its eighth annual run. Qualifying starts on Saturday, May 27 at the Eunice, N.M., speedplant. Twenty-five lap main events on Sunday, May 28 sport top checks of $2,000 for the Stocks, $1,200 for the IMCA Modifieds, $800 for the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods and $500 for the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. All IMCA feature winners receive a 55-gallon drum of fuel in addition to their cash winnings and $100 will be paid to the hard charger in each division. The Modified feature is a qualifying event for the 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot and minimum start money is $210 for the Stocks, $100 for the Modifieds, $75 for the Southern SportMods and $50 for the Hobbies. Stock Car drivers who start their Sunday “B” but do not qualify get $100. Modified and Southern SportMod non-transfers get $50, Hobby Stock non-transfers $25. Entry fees are now $100 for Stock [Read More]
DAVENPORT, Iowa – Due to last week’s rainout, Davenport Speedway has rescheduled the IMCA Modified Madness 50 for this Friday, May 26. Top IMCA Modified drivers from Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin, will be racing for the $2,000 prize and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth that awaits the winner of the main event. This is the seventh straight year DRT TRAK Racing Inc. has offered a $2,000 to win race for the Modifieds. The IMCA Modified Madness 50 has yet to see a repeat winner. Last year, 49 Modified drivers representing four states took part in the race. Kyle Brown of Madrid is the defending winner. IMCA Modifieds will use a draw/redraw format for the event. Also racing will be the Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Models, Koehler Electric Street Stocks, and the Hawkeye Auto IMCA SportMods, competing for weekly track points. All racing will be on the 1/4-mile dirt oval. Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, on West Locust Street in Davenport. Pit gates open Friday at 4:30 p.m. and [Read More]
CENTER LISLE, N.Y. (May 24) – Touring IMCA Modifieds race for $750 to win when the 16th annual Empire State Series opens Saturday night at Thunder Mountain Speedway. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Dirt Works Eastern Region, Allstar Performance State and track points will be awarded for the May 27 event. The feature pays a minimum of $80 to start and there is no entry fee. Pit gates at Center Lisle open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 5:30 p.m. with racing to follow. Pit passes are $30. Spectator admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and free for kids ages 10 and under. More information about the opening night show at Center Lisle is available by calling 607 725-1402 and at the www.thundermtnspeedway.net website. Five previous Empire State Series events have been held at Thunder Mountain, the most recent of them in September of 2010. 2016 Empire State Series top 20 point standings – 1. Brad Sites, Monroeton, Pa., 356; 2. Tyler Stoddard, Binghamton, 338; 3. Keith [Read More]
SANTA MARIA, Calif. – A pair of $1,200 to win IMCA Modified main events are on the Memorial Weekend ticket at Santa Maria Raceway’s Saturday and Sunday, May 27 and 28 Nationals. Both features are qualifying events for the 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot and IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region, Allstar Performance State and local track points will be awarded each night. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods race for $1,000 to win, plus national, state and track points on Sunday. Entry fee each night is $50 and pit passes are $40. Non-qualifiers get their entry fee refunded. Pit gates open at 9 a.m., the pit booth opens at noon and grandstand gates open at 3 p.m. both days. Racing starts at 5 p.m. on Saturday and at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. Adult grandstand admission is $20 on Saturday and $25 on Sunday. Seniors, military and students get a $2 discount off those prices. Kids ages 6-12 are $6 and five and under are free both days. An open [Read More]
ELM MOTT, Texas – One of the top-paying IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock events of the season is on tap for Sunday, May 28, when Heart O’ Texas Speedway hosts its Texas Shootout special. A minimum of $100 will be paid to start that feature and entry fee is $35. The winner also gets their registration paid for at Abilene Speedway’s Southern Challenge this fall. Completing the Memorial Weekend card are $1,000 to win features for IMCA Modifieds and the Texas Sprint Series, and $500 to win features for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods. The Modified feature is a qualifier for the 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. All applicable points, including local track, will be awarded. Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, military and students ages 13-18, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under. Pit passes are $35. The Wall of Fame induction ceremony begins at 2 p.m. Pit gates and the grandstand both open at 5 p.m., hot laps are at 6:30 [Read More]
By Erika Palmai Wagner YORK HAVEN, Pa. (May 20) – Dave Brown took the checkered flag Saturday at Susquehanna Speedway, for the ninth time in his Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series career. Tyler Reeser, Cale Reigle, Darren Miller and Kyle Ganoe completed the top five in the first IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car event co-sanctioned this season by MASS and the Pennsylvania Sprint Series. Reigle took control from the start and led the first 11 of 20 circuits. Brown started fourth and advanced quickly, using the very top of the race track. By halfway, Reigle caught up to lapped traffic, with Brown lurking closely behind. Brown stayed in the ultra-high groove to take the lead away the next time around. Reeser also made the most of the top line and took over second on the last lap. “With most of the field leaving the top side open, it was less patience and more of a hammer-down mindset that I was thinking when getting around the slower cars,” Brown said. “I just knew the top was the fast way [Read More]