Sprint foes at Hagerstown can’t keep up with Jones

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (April 20) – Jonathon Jones wasn’t sure he would make the trip to Hager­stown Speedway until Saturday morning, but he sure made it worthwhile by topping the field of 23 IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars for the win that evening. Christian Rumsey challenged but ran out of laps and settled for second in the main event, co-sanc­tioned by the Virginia Sprint Series and Laurel Highland Sprint Series.  Tyler Denochick and Jones paced the feature field to green. Jones stayed up high and that would be the magic line as he kept his car smooth and fast with Rumsey quickly challenging for second. Rumsey lost that spot to Drew Ritchey for a few laps before regaining the position and set off af­ter Jones. Denochick and Ryan Lynn had a long-term battle for fourth as most other positions continued to change throughout the field.   Rumsey reeled in Jones as the laps counted down but couldn’t catch up before the checkers flew. Ritchey was third with Denochick and Lynn rounding out the top five.  Next, the [Read More]


IMCA Modifieds on lidlifter at Cottage Grove

By Ben Deatherage  COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – Cottage Grove Speedway gets the new race season started on Saturday, April 20 with and has a special Easter Eggstavaganza (featuring over 2,000 eggs and an appearance by the Easter Bunny at intermission) planned during the night.  IMCA Modifieds are on the evening card.  Pit gates open at 1 p.m., the front gate opens at 3:30 p.m., time trials are at 5:30 p.m. and racing is scheduled to kick off at approximately 6 p.m.   Tickets are $13 for adults, seniors, juniors and military are $10, youth ages 6-12 are $5 and children five and under are free.  A family pass (two adults and up to four youth) sells for $35. VIP skybox seating is $25 and pit passes are $30.


Saturday opener for Crystal

CRYSTAL, Mich. – Crystal Motor Speedway starts the 2019 season this Saturday, April 20.  IMCA Modifieds return to the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing program. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m. Grandstand admission for adults is $12 and $5 for kids ages 5-11, and pit passes are $30. For more information, call the track office at 989 235-5200 or visit the website at


Waterman lands Lee County Speedway opening night win

By Brian Neal  DONNELLSON, Iowa (April 12) – Jeff Waterman began his pursuit of another Lee County Speedway track title with the opening night IMCA Modified feature victory.  Friday’s 20-lap Budweiser IMCA Modified main saw Dennis LaVeine and Dakota Simmons draw the front row. LaVeine took advantage of his spot to jump out into the lead over Andrew Schroeder and Simmons.  Schroeder looked under LaVeine over the next five laps, before the first caution of the race appeared. On the restart, LaVeine jumped back out front with Waterman, who started ninth, coming from fifth to second.  While LaVeine worked the bottom of the track, Waterman used the top to try and wrestle the lead away. Coming off turn four on lap nine, Waterman used his momentum off the top to edge LaVeine at the line to take over the top spot.  Waterman maintained his advantage following a lap 10 restart as Schroeder and LaVeine battled for second. The final half of the race would go caution free, which allowed Waterman to pull away. LaVeine was second [Read More]


Duke prevails at Path Valley for third straight PASS win

SPRING RUN, Pa. (April 13) – Ken Duke Jr. preserved his 2019 Pennsylvania Sprint Series winning streak Saturday night, winning the 20-lap feature race at Path Valley Speedway more than four tenth’s of a second over Doug Dodson.  The Selinsgrove racer has now captured all three IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car features run so far, but this was hardly an easy win. With 21 of the 22 sprinters on hand making the call for the feature, traffic was an incessant issue on the wide Path Valley quarter mile.  Mike Alleman grabbed the early lead but just as the leaders were moving into heavy traffic, a lap seven caution bunched the field. On the restart, Duke, who had moved from sixth starting position into third, shot to the front.  The longest green-flag run of the night followed a lap nine restart and Duke made it through traffic well enough to keep his challengers at bay. Terry Schaeffer got into the turn three wall with two laps remaining, but on the restart, Duke chose the middle lane and [Read More]

Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

Dubuque Deery date rescheduled for April 28

DUBUQUE, Iowa (April 15) – The new date for the Deery Brothers Summer Series show at Dubu­que Speedway is Sunday, April 28. Postponed from April 14, the main event for touring IMCA Late Mod­els pays $2,500 to win and a minimum of $300 to start and headlines the Hershel Roberts/Ray Guss Sr. Memorial program originally scheduled last Saturday at Maquoketa Speedway.  The April 13 show lost to low temperatures will not be rescheduled. Also running at Dubuque will be IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods for national, regional, state and track points, along with a local 4-cylinder class. Pit gates and the grandstand open at 2:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 4:30 p.m. with racing to follow. Spectator admission is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and students and free for ages 12 and un­der. Pit passes are $30.  More information is available by calling promoter Nick McCrady at 563 940-7841 and at the website.  The 33rd annual Deery Brothers Summer Series will open with a $2,000 to win show [Read More]


Seidler, Swenson, Black new to All-Star ballot

VINTON, Iowa – Three more IMCA Modified drivers have raced their way onto the ballot for the upcoming Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.  Marlyn Seidler was the feature winner at Batesville Motor Speedway’s Arkansas Spring Nationals and Chris Swenson took the checkers at I-37 Speedway’s Dirt Kings event. And Tanner Black topped the opening night show at RPM Speedway’s Sunflower Classic. Jordan Grabouski and Ricky Thornton Jr., both vote eligible multi-times over, also won qualifying events. Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational candidates now include: Jeffrey Abbey, Chris Abelson, Jeff Aikey, Drew Armstrong, Casey Arneson, Chaz Baca, Jerry Bailey, Eric Barnes, Brandon Beckendorf, Eddie Belec, Tanner Black and Steven Bowers Jr.  Brad Calhoun, Cayden Carter, Brandon Conkwright, Curtis Cook, Brian Cross, Jon DeBenedetti, Nick DeCarlo, Colin Deming, Jesse Dennis, Zane DeVilbiss, Shane DeVolder and Myron DeYoung.  Zach Dockter, Scott Foreman, Jaden Fryer, Josh Gilman, Jordan Grabouski, Richie Gustin, Michael Hale, Jeff Hoegh, Scott Hogan, Bobby Hogge IV, Darrell Hughes and Jason Hughes.  Bricen James, Justin Kay, Billy Kendall, Eddie Kirchoff, Brekken Kleinschmidt, Oliver Kollofski, Dennis LaVeine, Tyler Limoges, [Read More]


Crawford County Speedway opens with April 19, 20 Spring Fling

DENISON, Iowa – Five IMCA divisions race both nights at Crawford County Speedway’s season-opening April 19 and 20 Spring Fling. Friday and Saturday main events for IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars pay $850 to win while IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods both race for $500 to win. Top prize both nights for the Mach-1 Sport Compacts is $200.  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and E3 Spark Plugs State points, but no track points will be awarded at each program. Practice starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18 and a complimentary meal is included with the purchase of a pit pass. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow Friday. Six p.m. hot laps precede racing on Saturday.  Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, students and military with ID, and free for kids ages five and under. Pit passes are $30 for adults and $20 for kids.  More information is available from Race Director Michelle Sachau at 712 269-6853 and on Facebook.


Worrell wins at Shenandoah Virginia Sprint Series opener

By Jim Haines  SHENANDOAH, Va. (April 13) – Opening night for the Virginia Sprint Series was a pavement race at the beautiful Shenandoah Speedway and when it was over Glenn Worrell was first to the finish line. Saturday’s feature-only event for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars had Bill Rice and Charlie Ware on the point with Rice out first. Jerald Harris, Worrell and Mike Keeton were all together at the front behind Rice.  Rice was smooth lap after lap while Harris was under pressure from Worrell as his car was start­ing to go away. Worrell went low and got by Rice as Harris found himself dealing with Keeton for third.  Laps were winding down and Worrell and Keeton kept the pressure on with Worrell the first to get un­der Rice for the lead as Keeton went to third. Keeton worked on Rice and got by for second but time ran out before he could mount a chal­lenge. On Saturday, April 20 it’s off to Hagerstown, Md., Speedway for a co-sanctioned race with the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series [Read More]


Ventura is back in action on Saturday

VENTURA, Calif. – After two weeks off, Ventura Raceway has a full program of action-packed racing by the beach headlined by the IMCA Modifieds.  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region, E3 Spark Plugs California State and track points will be awarded.  Pits open at noon, grandstands at 3 p.m.  Admission is adults $15, seniors, military and students $11 and kids 12 and under are free.  Check the website for a full schedule or the Facebook page for other events, notes and contests to get free tickets.