New IMCA sponsor Swift Springs signs on for rookie awards

CHINO HILLS, Calif. – The newest IMCA sponsor is making a quick impression for first-year competitors in five divisions. Swift Springs of Chino Hills, Calif., gives set of four springs to 2017 and 2018 Modified, Late Model, Stock Car, Northern SportMod and Southern SportMod national rookies of the year. The other four regional Modified rookies of the year each receive one spring. “Racing is something I think of as cradle to grave,” said Swift Motorsports Director Frank Simonetti. “A lot of drivers struggle in their rookie season and we want to reward them for what they accomplished. This program is a way for us to give back. We need to support new names in the racing world and that’s what rookies are.” Swift Springs has manufactured springs for asphalt competitors for 13 years and looks to expand more in the dirt realm. “The company owner recognized the potential in the oval track market and in IMCA because it has so many different divisions, from Sport Compacts to Late Models,” said Simonetti, a self-described gearhead for [Read More]

2017 Super Nationals

Harris Auto Racing begins second decade as Modified Race of Champions title sponsor

BOONE, Iowa – A company synonymous with IMCA and the Modified division begins its second decade as title sponsor of one of the sanctioning body’s most recognized events. Harris Auto Racing provides a portion of the purse for the Modified Race of Champions at the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s, for the 11th consecutive season. The Boone, Iowa, chassis manufacturer and high performance parts retailer is owned by Modified driver Kyle Brown. Qualifying for the 12-car, 12-lap, $1,000 to win race is Friday, Sept. 8 and is open to top drivers in local track standings competing at Super Nationals, former national, regional and Super Nationals champions, and to previous race winners. The Harris RoC is part of the championship day program on Saturday, Sept. 9. Ricky Thornton Jr. is the defending race winner. “The Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions remains one of the marquee events of the IMCA Speedway Motor Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s, and for some winning this race means just as much as winning the main event on [Read More]


IMCA national champions earn RH2 awards

RIVERSIDE, N.J. – National champions in all eight IMCA divisions receive Nitro helmet speakers from RH2. The Riverside, N.J., company and eight-year IMCA sponsor returns as the official communications supplier for the sanctioning body in 2017. RH2 awards will be presented during the national banquet in November. Information about RH2 products legal for use in sanctioned competition is available at the www.rh2way.com website or by calling 609 876-9530. “The Nitro helmet speakers are a nice option for our national champions and something RH2 has installed in their helmets for a few years,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder observed. “Everyone is using a RACEceiver now and making that experience comfortable for the driver is paramount to the implementation of the technology.”


Winters Performance program benefits IMCA Modifieds

YORK, Pa. – For a third consecutive season, Winters Performance Products gives awards to top drivers in the IMCA Modified division. The national rookie of the year receives a complete quick change rear end from the York, Pa., manufacturer while top five drivers in point standings for each of the five regions get $100 product cer­tificates. “We are pleased to be involved with such a professional and well run organization,” said Vaughn Winter Jr. “Thank you to the drivers, car owners, chassis builders and crews for your involvement and support.” All awards will be presented during the national banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office. Tyler Frye earned national rookie of the year honors in 2016 and nearly 50 drivers are already in the running for this year’s title. More information about the complete Winters product line is available by calling 717 764-9844. “We have a talented crop of rookie drivers each and every year in the IMCA Modified division and 2017 is no different,” commented Kevin Yoder, [Read More]


IMCA rookies in three divisions racing for Renner Wraps awards

NORFOLK, Neb. (July 26) – Renner Wraps switches gears in its second season as an IMCA sponsor, giving product awards to rookies of the year in three divisions. IMCA Modified, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod rookies of the year all receive complete race car wraps from the Norfolk, Neb., graphics and promotional products supplier. New to the Renner Wraps program are $300 gift certificates, good toward the purchase of a wrap, for each of the other four Modified regional rookies of the year, and $500 in cash to be paid to the lap leader(s) in the upcoming BSB Manufacturing-sponsored Northern SportMod race of champions at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. More information is available at the www.rennerwrapsandgraphics.com website or by calling 402 860-1147. “Renner Wraps has been a very steadfast supporter over the past few years and they are always looking for an opportunity to serve IMCA racers,” said Kevin Yoder, director of marketing for IMCA. “That passion is contagious and I believe our racers contacting them will [Read More]


Hammond Motorsports has new awards for IMCA Modified, Northern SportMod specials

DeWITT, Iowa – A company that will ship to all 50 states and eight foreign countries looks to build its customer base even more with a new IMCA awards program. Hammond Motorsports of DeWitt, Iowa, gives $75 product certificates, good toward the purchase of a set of chassis set-up plates, to top five finishers at each of 45 IMCA Modified and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod special events. The custom chassis parts and shock manufacturer is owned by veteran Modified driver Dave Hammond, who relocated the business from North Carolina to his home state in 2009. “I’ve been involved with the IMCA Modified division since 1983 when I started building chassis,” said the second-generation driver. “IMCA is the largest sanctioning body and our new program with them is one way I’m looking to build my customer numbers in IMCA. We’ve wanted to step in and get our feet wet with IMCA.” Hammond started the business in the mid-1980s. More than a few fans followed his IMCA Modified Firecracker Tour exploits in 2004 and he was a [Read More]


Berg cools off Dacotah Sport Compact foes 

MANDAN, N.D. (July 21) – Jason Berg iced his Mach-1 Sport Compact competition for the seventh time this season on a warm Friday night at Dacotah Speedway. Ken Sandberg started on the pole but it was Berg who quickly powered into the lead when the green flag waved. Chase Schlafmann was not far behind the leader but Nic West saw his night end with a rollover. On the restart with three laps to go, Schlafmann drove in low under Berg in corners one and two but Berg held on and drove away to victory. Schlafmann settled for second ahead of Stan Thompson.


Outerwears Performance Products renews award program for IMCA Modified specials

SCHOOLCRAFT, Mich. – Thirty IMCA Modified special events competitors earn gift certificates from Outer­wears Performance Products again this season. The third-year sponsor gives $25 certificates good toward the purchase of a radiator screen to a top five finisher at 30 designated IMCA Modified specials Certificates are mailed from the IMCA home office within a week after official race results are re­ceived. Product awards will also be given to qualifying feature winners at both the IMCA Speed­way Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s and the Sprint Car Nationals in September. “Walking the pits, it is truly awesome to see what can be done with these cars and how far it has really come,” commented Outerwears’ Nick Schero. “We are proud of both Outerwears’ and IMCA’s history in the sport we love. We are excited for another season with IMCA racers.” Located in Schoolcraft, Mich., Out­erwears Performance Products manufactures a wide variety of products for the high performance industry and other mar­kets. More information is available at the www.outerwears.com website, by calling 800 967-3450 and on Facebook. [Read More]


National championship awards highlight Wilwood IMCA program again in 2017

CAMARILLO, Calif. ­­(July 22) – Wilwood Engineering adds generously to contingency award programs for five IMCA divisions this season. The Camarillo, Calif., manufacturer and seven-year sponsor gives front brake rotors to the IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod national champions and a set of front and rear wide hubs to the top driver in the IMCA Late Model national points race. Second through fifth place finishers in all five divisions receive $100 product certificates. All awards will be given during the national IMCA banquet in November, or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office. “Wilwood Disc Brakes was born in racing and we pride ourselves on working with leading motorsports series,” said Steve Cornelius, director of sales and marketing for Wilwood Engineering. “Grassroots racing is the backbone of the industry and we are fortunate to work with partners like IMCA that allow us to not only give back to the drivers but help educate them on choosing the right braking components.” Information [Read More]


10-year sponsor Classic provides Deery trophies

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Ten-year IMCA sponsor Classic Trophy has a visible role in the Deery Brothers Summer Series awards program again this season. The Fort Wayne, Ind., company provides the familiar trophy given to the winner of each IMCA Late Model tour event. Also continued are 10 percent discounts on orders from sanctioned tracks that didn’t purchase Classic in 2016. More information is available at the www.trophiesandshirts.com website, on Facebook or by calling 260 483-1161. “A decade of working with someone is a pretty solid milestone,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder, “and continuing to offer our members some great awards at specials throughout the year as well as at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s is also something we’re proud to do through our relationship with Classic Trophy.”