Events

Schoknecht Shootout set this Saturday at Arlington

ARLINGTON, Minn. – B&B Racing Chassis will be host to the $5,000 to win Schoknecht Shootout for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars at Arlington Raceway on Saturday, Sept. 28.  The third annual event is sponsored by Robinson Trucking and Robinson Repair and held in memory of Scott Schoknecht, a friend of many in the racing community. Several area businesses have contributed to the payoff for this special event on the final night of the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season. At stake in the IMCA Modified feature is a check for $1,000 to win and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth with the runner-up receiving $1,500. In true Schokecht fashion, he would often say “We go to the races to win first places” and the Modified driver who does so will earn the spot on the All-Star ballot. The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series of Minnesota will be in action, as will IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts. The pit gate opens at 1 p.m. and the grandstand opens [Read More]

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Trenchard, Cooper take Restad trophies

YREKA, Calif. (Sept. 21) – Nick Trenchard added another Rod Restad Memorial trophy to his collection Saturday night. And by a margin of just eight thousandth’s of a second, Todd Cooper started a collection of his own of hardware from the September special at Siskiyou Golden Speedway. Trenchard started second and led the last 39 of 40 laps in winning the IMCA Modified special at Yreka for the third time in his career. The checkers were good for $2,000 and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth.  Two long green flag runs preceded Travis Peery’s late bid to catch the leader but Trenchard held on to win ahead of Peery and Ryan McDaniel.  He’d also won the Wild West Modified Shootout feature at Siskiyou in June. “I’ve raced a Modified there for about 10 years. I grew up racing at Siskiyou,’ said Trenchard, the 2015 and 2017 track champion at Yreka. “I’ve got a lot of laps in there. It’s a track that suits my driving style and this has always been a special race [Read More]

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Ritchey sprints to seventh of season at Hagerstown

HAGERSTOWN, M.D. (Sept. 22) – Drew Ritchey won his seventh IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car event of the season on Sunday by leading every lap of the 25-lap feature at Hagerstown Speedway. It was his third win in the Pennsylvania Sprint Series and came in an event co-sanctioned by PASS with the Virginia Sprint Series and the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series Hagerstown joined Bedford, Path Valley, Cumberland and Hesston on Ritchey’s trophy list, with Bedford and Path Valley having fallen twice to the 24-year-old Sprinter.. Ritchey survived an early duel with Ken Duke Jr. and then a wild lap 20 restart, during which eventual runner-up Ryan Lynn and Dave Grube challenged for the top spot. Scott Lutz reclaimed third place in the final laps, with Grube coming home fourth and Jaremi Hanson fifth. Lutz and Hanson had come through from fifth-row starting spots. Duke, who got the nose of his car inside of Ritchey early, tangled with the leader on lap 14 and spun, but recovered and came home 11th.  Thirty drivers vied in the finale. [Read More]

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Bedford PASS checkers fly for rookie Bard

By Frank Buhrman and Stephanie Stevens Dodson BEDFORD, Pa. (Sept. 21) – Coming into Saturday’s racing at Bedford Speedway, rookie Garrett Bard had three wins in Pennsylvania Sprint Series competition and one with the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series, all in less than three months. Now he can add a win to both lists, after taking the 25-lap feature co-sanctioned by the two IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car groups. Bard led the entire race but hardly had it easy. With leaders entering traffic in about five laps, Bard had to contend with challenges from Drew Ritchey and Doug Dodson until polesitter and rookie Kyle Keen, running fourth, lost his right front tire on lap nine and skidded along the outside guard rail before stopping in turn two, ending an impressive return to racing two weeks after getting married.  At the same time as Keen’s misfortune, Randy Sterling and Devon Adams made contact. All three cars were done for the night.  With three front-runners out, 10th-place starter Christian Rumsey inherited fourth and Tyler Denochick fifth.  The restart saw [Read More]

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Gilmore takes to top at Springfield

By Ronnie Williams  SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Sept. 14) – Springfield’s Ryan Gilmore took to the top groove of the Quick Quarter of Springfield Raceway, grabbed the lead from Trevor Drake on the seventh lap and never looked back in taking his second Bad Boy Mower IMCA Modified win this season.  The 20-lap main event went caution-free and featured three different leaders as Shawn Duncan took the top spot on lap one while Drake was wasting no time coming from his fifth starting spot, working the bottom groove. Drake took the lead on lap two and started checking out as Gilmore was riding the extreme top groove and made what proved to be the winning pass on lap eight.  Once out front, Gilmore put distance between himself and Drake, but Drake moved upstairs and started to close up the ground while Duncan, Bobby Pearish, Chris Tonoli and point leader James Thompson were having a see-saw battle for third spot.  Drake gained on Gilmore during a long green run but only could get within five car lengths as Gil­more was flawless. Following [Read More]

Events

IMCA Modifieds headline Septemberfest at Beatrice

BEATRICE, Neb. – IMCA Modifieds run for a top prize of $2,000 at Beatrice Speedway’s Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20 and 21 Septemberfest. The opening night qualifier pays $1,000 to win and sends the top four finishers to Saturday’s 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying main event. Minimum start money in both races is $200 and entry fee is $50 each day. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Jet Racing Central Region and E3 Spark Plugs Nebraska State points will be awarded on Saturday. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods race for $500 to win and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $200 to win each night. National, regional and state points are at stake in each program. Entry fees each day are $25 for the Stocks, Hobbies and SportMods and $20 for the Sport Compacts.  IMCA Late Models also race for $1,000 to win each night, with $25 entry fees. Gates open at 4 p.m. and the draw closes at 6 p.m. Friday. Hot laps are at 6:30 [Read More]

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Blurton collects career third Soderberg checkers

By Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. (Sept. 14) – Zach Blurton notched his third career Jerry Soderberg Memorial win in the seventh annual 25-lap Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car vs. United Rebel Sprint Series event Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park.  Blurton gunned into the lead from the pole position and led throughout to finish off his URSS champion­ship campaign. Blurton kept Luke Cranston at bay all the way. Behind the lead duo, several drivers held down the show position along the way including Ty Wil­liams in the early going and then Taylor Velasquez briefly before Jake Martens took command of the position at the midway point and held it the rest of the way. In his first DCRP start since a grinding crash on May 4, Colorado’s Buddy Tubbs climbed from 10th to capture fourth with Jordan Knight rounding out the top five.   While Blurton finished out the regular season with his first Dodge City win of the year, other Soder­berg winners included Clay Sellard in the IMCA Modifieds, Blaine Walt in the IMCA [Read More]

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Grube scores first PASS win of 2019

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Sept. 13) – Dave Grube alluded to his tough 2019 season (“We tore up a bunch of cars this year”) and his father’s resolve that the team “finish the season strong.”  Fortunately, he was able to relate those comments Friday from victory lane at Williams Grove Speedway.  Grube made a fourth-lap pass to take the lead from rookie Garrett Bard, and held off challengers including another strong rookie Dylan Proctor and national IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car point leader Ken Duke to claim his first win in more than a year in the 20-lap Pennsylvania Sprint Se­ries feature.  The York Haven driver last put his ride in the winner’s circle at BAPS Motor Speedway on Aug. 18, 2018.  Proctor matched his career-best finish while Duke drew the 12th starting position, charged to third and fell just a few laps short.  Defending PASS champion Zach Newlin came home fourth, followed by Devin Adams, who raced from 16th starting to claim fifth.  That finish gave Adams the Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic Hard Charger Award for advancing 11 [Read More]

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Big Sky Landscaping IMCA Stock Car Series ventures to Sunset

By Ben Deatherage  BANKS, Ore. – The Big Sky Landscaping IMCA Sunoco Stock Car Series heads to Sunset Speed­way Park on Saturday, Sept. 14.  It is the final time the group will pay a visit to the historic ¼-mile Banks Bullring. The tour already has been to SSP on four occasions. In four visits there have been three different winners at Sunset.  Kevin Roberts is the only driver to have bested the competition twice while Jerry Schram and Donald Schott are both one-time winners. Brian Cronk has been a man on a mission as he has won three of the last four series features.  With the track championship on the line, there is an incredible battle to be waged.  Sean Gentry and Roberts are tied while Ron Brewster is back by four points and Arnie Case six.  Ticket prices are $13 for adults and $10 for seniors, military and juniors ages 13-17, youth ages 6-12 are $5 and five and under are free. A family pass (two adults and up to four youth) is $35 while [Read More]

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Harris Clash returns to Deer Creek Speedway in 2020

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. – After a near record-breaking attendance to the 2019 Harris Clash, the 2020 Harris Clash date has been announced. The event will return to Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., for a third time on Aug. 4. This will be the 29th running of the event.  Bob Harris, promoter of the Harris Clash, is looking forward to what the new year will bring.  “We are thrilled to be returning to Deer Creek Speedway once again for the Harris Clash. The staff there is second to none and works with IMCA and our team to put on a tremendous show,” he said. “The implementation of the Race of Champions this year brought a new tradition to the Clash and we are excited to see how that race takes shape over time.” The Race of Champions, a new part of the Harris Clash that featured a dash of past event champions, will be returning to the lineup in 2020. The 2019 event featured a $1,200 to win Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and $3,000 to [Read More]