Much traveled Scarborough is RaceSaver winner at Natural Bridge

By Jim Haines NATURAL BRIDGE, Va. (May 27, 2023) – Being an IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car driver from Vermont, John Scarborough has traveled a lot. He says Natural Bridge Speedway in Virginia has become one of his favorite tracks and he showed why Saturday night by sweeping the night, topping his heat race and then the Virginia Sprint Series main event. Scarborough and Aaron Leach pacing the field at the start with Scarborough hugging the bottom and staying out front as fourth starting Jerald Harris quickly made his way to second. The top two stay glued to each other as they left the rest to trade spots all through the race. With the 20 laps going quickly, traffic was in Scarborough’s favorite line as Harris made a final push with two to go, getting inside the leader, but he could not make the pass and Scarborough flashed under the waving checkered flag first. It was Jerald Harris, Daren Bolac, Caleb Harris and Leach completing the top five behind him. Scarborough became the fourth different winner [Read More]


Lamberies rules Shawano IMCA Modified main

By Joe Orsini SHAWANO, Wis. (May 27, 2023) – Former track champion Lucas Lamberies reigned in Saturday’s Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature at Shawano Speedway. The main event saw ageless wonder Jerry Muenster start on the pole. When the green dropped, though, outside polesitter Nicholas Holtger launched into the early lead while Jeremie Hedrick put his familiar C19 machine into the runner-up spot. That lead duo set the pace for the first nine laps until caution flew, restacking the field. The ensuing restart had Holtger lead Hedrick, Jordan Bartz, Lamberies and Marcus Yarie back to racing speeds. Lamberies and Bartz wasted no time and worked to the front, where they traded the top spot back and forth with each driver having to run low or high in the door-to-door scrap. Lamberies eventually locked up sole possession of the lead and held on when the double checkers flew. Bartz settled for a hard-fought second, Yarie claimed third and Konner Wilinski charged from ninth on the starting grid to round out the top four. Travis Van Straten proved to still [Read More]


Duhme dominates IMCA Modifieds at Maquoketa

By Jerry Mackey MAQUOKETA, Iowa (May 27, 2023) – The Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature belonged to Ryan Duhme Saturday night at Maquoketa Speedway. Duhme took over the top spot from Brandon Jewell and went on to record the 20-lap feature win. Jason Schueller followed Jewell across the finish line in third.  Jerry Miles drove to the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win, taking over the top spot following an incident on the 10th lap that saw the two front runners sail off of turn two and forced to restart from the rear. Miles took over the race lead and took the checkers ahead of Justin Kay and Jacob Ellithorpe.  The Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods continue to provide thrilling racing at the Maquoketa Speedway. Saturday night’s main event was another thriller that saw the lead change hands several times on the last two laps as the leaders raced through lapped traffic. Race leader Jacob Arp got pinned behind a lapped car and Jarrett Franzen found a hole and shot into the lead and led [Read More]

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Serbus sprints to series win at Arlington

ARLINGTON, Minn. (May 27, 2023) – The Toppers and Trailers Plus Minnesota IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Series kicked off and once again Trevor Serbus wheeled his car around the car to win Saturday at Arlington Raceway. Mike Stien tried to stick with the leader but wasn’t able to gain on him. Brandon Allen was running a strong third but Matt Johnson was able to get under him and take his spot, then Brett Allen and Brandon Allen were exchanging positions for the following laps with Brett coming out in fourth and Brandon in fifth. Brett Allen also won the RockStar Hard Charger of the Night award and an extra $100 from Schultz Custom Woodcrafters. Once again Cory Probst worked his magic and captured a clean sweep in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Jonathan Schroeder had a good lead but spun out in when he went too high in turn two and that gave Probst the moment he was waiting for as he had driven up from his 10th place start to challenge. By lap six another caution was [Read More]

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Reimers rules Boone, May takes Corn Belt Clash win

By Joyce Eisele BOONE, Iowa (May 27, 2023) – It was a beautiful night Saturday for racing at Boone Speedway to kick off the Memorial Weekend. There were 148 cars checked in to provide the crowd with a full night of entertaining racing action. The Stealth Racing STARS Mod Lites ran a 25-lap feature event for their second night of a three-race Corn Belt Classic series. Ben George was the early leader of the main event but had big-time company in the likes of Josh May, Bryce Vowan and Jon Padilla. Bad luck bit George when a lapped car caused him to fall back on lap 10, with May taking over the top spot. May never looked back after getting the lead and would take it the rest of the way home to the win. Second place went to Jon Padilla. Third place was Bryce Vowan. Josh May was the Stealth Racing IMCA STARS Mod Lite winner on night two of the Corn Belt Clash, at Boone Speedway. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography) The Friesen Performance IMCA Northern [Read More]

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Ward wins IMCA Anniversary Prelude at Benton County Speedway

VINTON, Iowa (May 28, 2023) – It took him a few laps to get to the lead, but once he did it was smooth sailing for Friesen Performance IMCA Modified driver Tim Ward. Ward worked past Justin O’Brien mid-way through the Beaty Excavating 25-lapper, then took the checkers by six seconds ahead of the field in Sunday’s Prelude to Monday’s IMCA Modified Anniversary Event. O’Brien led early while Drew Janssen pressured the leader running the low side of the fast quarter-mile oval. Meanwhile, Ward navigated the high side and pestered the lead pair before making what would be the winning pass. Janssen raced to a second place finish ahead of O’Brien and last year’s Prelude winner Joel Rust. Ben Chapman repeated last year’s Prelude performance with an impressive win in the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods presented by Houdek Auto Center. From a fifth row start, Chapman worked around a trio of competitors early in that 20-lapper, then chased down race leader Joe Docekal. The lead pair battled for a couple laps before Chapman settled [Read More]

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Team Raffurty stars in Hicks Memorial

By Rick Staley OSBORN, Mo. (May 26, 2023) – Stealth Racing IMCA STARS Mod Lites would kick off the Wayne Hicks Memorial in style, going caution free in their Friday feature at US 36 Raceway. James Beebe took the lead and paced the field with Jeff Raffurty in pursuit challenging and every lap. Jeff Raffurty finally took the lead bringing Michael Raffurty and Justin Raffurty to the front as well. As these three battled for the top spot, Dillon Raffurty started his charge from deep in the field. Dillon Raffurty would overtake Jeff Raffurty and move to the lead, never relinquishing and claiming the victory. Jeff Raffurty would place a fast second with Justin Raffurty third. Fourth belonged to Michael Raffurty. Friday’s race program was delayed for two hours to make repairs to the catch fence in turn two following a pure stock heat race crash.

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Richardson races to career first win at CJ

By Jerry Mackey COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa (May 26, 2023) – Friday night saw a beautiful night for racing at the CJ Speedway. The program included great racing and a first-ever win on a night that saw the final checkered flag wave at 9:55 p.m.  Tucker Richardson is a junior-to-be at Winfield-Mount Union High School and is in his first year of racing full-sized cars. Richardson, who comes from a racing family, made his sixth start in an IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock on Friday night. Richardson led the main event early and was overtaken by Luke Phillips, but misfortune struck Phillips, as he was forced to the pit area with mechanical issues. Young Richardson went on to lead the final laps in route to an impressive win taking the checkers first ahead of a vastly improving Billy Stanford. David Crimmins made his first ever visit to CJ on Friday night and ran third. The win, which will be the first of many for the 16-year-old Richardson, set off a big celebration in victory lane.  Jarrett Brown [Read More]

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Marshalltown fans salute IMCA Modified winner Rust

By Joyce Eisele MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (May 26, 2023) – Racing was back in action at the Marshalltown Speedway Friday night where it was API Solutions Salute to Military Night. Joel Rust took the honors in the IMCA Friesen Performance Modified class.  It was Damon Murty taking the win in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car division, and Sam Wieben came home the winner in the IMCA Friesen Performance Northern SportMods.  Sam West took the checkers in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature, Kolby Sabin won the MACH-1 IMCA Sport Compact main event, and it was Jon Padilla topping the STARS Mod Lites by taking the win in the first of a three night run in their Corn Belt Clash series.  Kolby Sabin started on the pole of the 15-lap feature for the Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts and led all laps on his way to the checkers. Terry Bickford and Mitchell Bunch chased the leader the entire caution-free race but had to settle for second and third place, respectively. The IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks ran next for their [Read More]

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Three straight wins for Monson at Kossuth County

By Greg Grabianowski ALGONA, Iowa (May 25, 2023) – Oliver Monson won his third straight feature while Matt Looft won for the second time this summer to highlight Night No. 3 at Kossuth County Speedway on Thursday. Monson won his third consecutive Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compact feature, starting this one from the inside of the third row, but got a great start as he led all eight laps as the race went green, white, checkered. Lucas Parsons kept things interesting to take second but could not pass Monson and Charles Prime finished in third place. Looft had to work much harder to get his second Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod win of the season, coming from the outside of the fifth row for the win. Polesitter Alex Smith held the lead the first part of the race. The caution flag appeared on lap six and was followed by another yellow flag off the restart. Smith stayed in front coming off the restart and led the next three circuits before Looft took the lead with six [Read More]