ARDMORE, Okla. – IMCA Modifieds make their first of seven Friday night appearances at Southern Oklahoma Speedway on April 20. Pit gates and the grandstand both open at 5 p.m., hot laps are at approximately 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Jet Racing Central Region or Razor Chassis South Central Region, Oklahoma State and track points will be awarded. Other upcoming Friday events for IMCA Modifieds at Southern Oklahoma are May 18, June 1 and 15, July 20, Aug. 17 and Sept. 14. The Sprint Series of Oklahoma is also on tomorrow night’s card at Ardmore. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $10 for ages 6-12 and free for five and under. Pit passes are $30.
By Shawn Miller JACKSON, Minn. – Jackson Motorplex officials have postponed the IMCA Frostbuster one week because of the recent snow accumulation as well as an impending snow storm later this week. The marquee season-opening event during Bank Midwest Night presents the Double Down Showdown will now be contested on Saturday, May 5. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts are on the card to compete with a unique opportunity for all divisions. The winner’s payout in the respective main events will be doubled if 24 or more cars show up in a given class. Without the bonus, Modifieds will race for $600 to win, Stock Cars and SportMods for $500 to win, Hobby Stocks for $300 to win and Sport Compacts for $100. Those figures will double if at least two dozen drivers compete. Pits will open at 3 p.m. with the main gates opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled for 7 p.m. with racing to follow. Tickets are $15 for [Read More]
By Jim Haines NATURAL BRIDGE, Va. (April 14) – Spring finally sprung for the Virginia Sprint Series and Anthony Linkenhoker sped to the IMCA RaceSaver victory Saturday at Natural Bridge Speedway. Mike Keeton challenged throughout in a contest that ran caution-free and ended in second. Daren Bolac was third in the series opener, postponed a week because of winter-like weather. Linkenhoker and Keeton paced the field to green with Linkenhoker out first, Keeton close behind and Tony Harris up to third. Bolac got by Harris and went after Keeton lap after lap, but the bottom was the place to be and he stayed there. Linkenhoker stayed smooth up front even as he caught the rear of the field and that was all he needed to do as he drove under the waving checkered flag. Next it’s back to Shenandoah Speedway on Saturday, April 21. Feature results – 1. Anthony Linkenhoker; 2. Mike Keeton; 3. Daren Bolac; 4. Tony Harris; 5. Tom Humphries; 6. Jerald Harris; 7. Bill Rice; 8. Jake Karklin; 9. Chris Ware; 10. [Read More]
By David Smith Jr. OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (April 14) – Saturday’s Sprint Series of Oklahoma presented by Smiley’s Racing Products/Hoosier Racing Tires Southwest event at Lawton Speedway was canceled due to blustery weather conditions. Both IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car series and track officials are working on a possible makeup date. The next SSO event will take place Friday, April 20 at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore.
CORTEZ, Colo. – The track where Robert Reed began his racing career is the same track where he’ll begin his promotional career. Reed is the new promoter at Montezuma County Fairgrounds Speedway. He’s been associated with the 3/8-mile clay oval at Cortez in one capacity or another since day one. Six Friday-Saturday doubleheaders are on the schedule this season for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and IMCA SportMods. May 18-19, June 29-30, July 13-14, July 27-28, Aug. 24-25 and Sept. 14-15 dates at Cortez complement the schedule at Aztec Speedway in New Mexico. “We worked on this schedule so anybody in this area is going to be able to race four times a month,” said Reed. “The racing surface at Cortez has always been slick and we’ll prep the track the way it was done in the 1980s.” A catwalk will be constructed between turns one and two and work on spectator grandstands is planned before opening night. Reed was runner-up in Colorado Stock Car state point standings last year [Read More]
By David Smith Jr. LAWTON, Okla. – The Sprint Series of Oklahoma presented by Smiley’s Racing Products/Hoosier Racing Tire Southwest kicks back into racing action this Saturday, April 14 as it makes the first of three scheduled appearances at Lawton Speedway. This event will kick off four straight weekends of racing for the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car series at four different tracks and will be the series’ second-ever trip to the quarter-mile, red clay oval. Last year it was two-time and defending tour champion Andy Shouse taking advantage of race-long leader Blake Dacus’ misfortune to take the lead with eight laps to go to pick up the victory. Thirty-one drivers from three states were pit side and close to the same car count is expected this weekend. Shouse comes into the night with a slim seven-point lead over Shane Sellers. Sellers picked up his first career SSO victory at Enid Speedway two weeks ago. Chris Kelly, who picked up the season-opening victory at Southern Oklahoma Speedway back in March, sits 15 points out of the [Read More]
ALTA, Iowa – Joey Ciechanowski takes over this season as promoter at his hometown track, Buena Vista Raceway. The 3/8-mile dirt oval at Alta has been in operation for more than half a century and dates its IMCA connection to 1987. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts return to the weekly likeup this season. “This track has been good for our community. It’s been open for 51 years and I want to see it keep going,” Ciechanowski said. “IMCA has been our bread and butter. When it comes to weekly racing, there’s not anything out there that’s better.” Ciechanowski was a race fan and crew member and now builds Modified and Northern SportMod Black Widow Chassis with partner Brian Rowland. He worked in the parts trailer that served drivers at Alta last year. New dirt was added to the racing surface last fall and that’s one of the projects Ciechanowski has at the top of his list. “We want to have a smooth [Read More]
By Ben Deatherage PORTLAND, Ore. – Drivers and track officials from Cottage Grove Speedway and Willamette Speedway were part of a special event on Wednesday, April 4th to Shriners Children’s Hospital in Portland. They visited with children who were patients at the hospital as part of an event was dubbed the Victory Visit. It was a perfect opportunity for kids to meet race drivers face to face. “Last year we had drivers from just Willamette Speedway come up,” commented event organizer Buzz Mitchell, a long-time race fan and sponsor at the Lebanon 1/3-mile facility. “This winter I ended up to talking to (general manager) Heather Boyce down at Cottage Grove and wanted to include her, too. I have a lot of friends from down there and I wanted to make sure they were involved.” In addition to meeting with patients, the visitors were also given a full tour of the facility. After everything was said and done, all parties involved would end the day with smiles on their faces. It proves just how wonderful and caring [Read More]
By Ben Deatherage SCIO, Ore. – Wednesday, April 4 was a special day for Steve and Andrea Moore at the 2018 Victory Visit. Their race team, Xtreme Motorsports, donated approximately $6,000.00 to Shriners Children’s Hospital in Portland towards pediatric cancer research. The money was raised by selling Racing For Life window ribbon stickers throughout the course of the 2017 race season. “Andrea and I wanted it to go to anything they do involving childhood cancer research,” commented Steve Moore. “We’re so glad that we can help these kids out. Unfortunately, I was ill but I was glad that Andrea could make it and be a part of the Victory Visit.” “I want to send out a huge shout out to my wife Andrea who was such a big part of handling all of the sales at the track. Also, this would not be possible with all of the help from Loren and Val Kruesi as well as the entire Xtreme Motorsports crew,” he added. “In addition, I want to thank all the racers and fans [Read More]
MOHAVE VALLEY, Ariz. – Mohave Valley Raceway celebrates its 25th anniversary on Saturday, April 14 with a $1,500 to win IMCA Modified special. The main event pays a minimum of $100 to start and the entry fee of $100 includes car and driver. Total purse for the feature is $6,000. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region and Arizona State, but no track points will be awarded. Pit gates open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. More information is available by calling 928 346-3000 and at the track website, www.mohavevalleyraceway.com.