IMCA Modifieds chase $1,000 check at I-37 opener

PLEASANTON, Texas (March 22, 2023) – Saturday’s season opener at I-37 Speedway sees Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds racing for $1,000 to win along with qualifying eligibility for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.  Pit gates and the grandstand both open at 4 p.m. for the March 25 lidlifter. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow.  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, GRT Race Cars South Central Region, Texas State and track points will be awarded.  Pit passes are $30. Spectator admission is $16 for adults, $11 for seniors, military and First Responders, and $6 for kids, with five and under free. Friday’s practice session at Pleasanton runs from 6-9:30 p.m. Pit passes are 420.

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IMCA Late Models return to weekly shows at Crawford County

DENISON, Iowa (March 21, 2023) – Night two of the Spring Fling special marks the return of IMCA Sunoco Late Models to Crawford County Speedway. The Saturday, April 22 show is the first for the division at Denison in a decade. The first of seven Friday night shows is May 19, with the season championship program set for July 28. “Late Models can race here on Friday nights and Shelby County Speedway (in Harlan) on Saturday nights,” said promoter Rod Olson. “There are already a number of these cars in the area and we’ve reached out to drivers who raced at (now closed) I-80 Speedway in Nebraska last year.”  “We’ve also heard from drivers from around the Des Moines area who are interested in racing here,” he added. “I’ve always wanted to bring them back and sanctioning the Late Models here is a great way to give more guys the opportunity to race multiple nights a week.” Sunoco Bonus Night at Denison is May 19 and the county fair show is July 21. Late Models [Read More]


Bald Tire Bash, Sport Compact Super Sunday August 14 at Benton County

VINTON, Iowa (Aug. 10, 2022) – There’s something for everyone this Sunday at Benton County Speedway. Due to last week’s postponed event, the August 14 racing program at The Bullring is going to be chock full of excitement as the season enters its final weeks. The Bald Tire Bash, paying $2,000 to the winner of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature, will headline on-track action Sunday night. All competitors must use tires with a maximum tread depth of 5/32”. The Stock Car winner also earns B&B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility.  Sunday’s Stock Car feature pays $200 to start. There is no entry fee. Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds will pay $1,000 to the winner and earn that driver Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility.  Modifieds and Stock Cars will be draw/redraw and running for IMCA state, regional and national points only. Sunday’s program will include the regularly scheduled Sport Compact Super Sunday, which will pay $500 to the winner of the Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compact feature.  Weekly racing will also be held for the [Read More]


IMCA Late Model Super Sunday this weekend at Benton County Speedway

VINTON, Iowa (July 19, 2022) – Late Model fans have their Sunday covered this weekend at Benton County Speedway. IMCA Sunoco Late Models will compete for a $1,000 winner’s share in their lone appearance of the season July 24 during Super Sunday action at The Bullring, presented by Midwest Buildings Inc. and Christie Door Company. Previous scheduled appearances for the division this season were weathered out, making this Sunday the one chance this year to see Late Models in action on the quarter-mile. Points battles will also continue Sunday in all weekly racing divisions, including Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts and INEX Legends. Legends will be competing in a $500-to-win, draw/redraw event recognizing C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Surviviors). Pit gate will open at 3 p.m. and grandstand at 4, with hot laps at 5:30 and racing scheduled for 6. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and veterans, and $5 for ages 6-14. Kids ages five and [Read More]


Beat Inflation this Saturday at Park Jefferson

By Mark Adkins  JEFFERSON, S.D. (July 12, 2022) – The racing will be as hot as the sultry July temperatures Saturday, July 16, at Park Jefferson International Speedway. However, the ticket prices will be cool as a cucumber for fans of all ages. As part of a special Beat Inflation promotion, tickets are $9 for adults and just one dollar for kids. Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing getting underway at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at, the Internet home of Park Jefferson International Speedway. A full show of season points competition in Friesen Performance IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car,  IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod and Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compact divisions is on Saturday’s schedule.


Weekly racing, Benton County Fair highlight busy week at The Bullring

VINTON, Iowa (June 14, 2022) – A full schedule is in store for race fans at Benton County Speedway. Weekly racing on Sunday, plus opening night of the Benton County Fair Thursday will offer a double-dose of oval track action. Prior to Benton County Fair festivities, IMCA weekly racing will continue on Father’s Day Sunday, June 19. Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds presented by KISS Country 96.5, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars presented by Vermedahl Logistics, Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods presented by Christie Door Company, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts, and INEX Legends presented by Legends.Direct will all be back in action Sunday. Weekly racing will also kick off grandstand entertainment for the Benton County Fair Thursday, June 23. Modifieds, SportMods, Hobby Stocks and Sport Compacts are on the card Thursday night and will be joined by the American Iron Racing Series (A.I.R.S.) cars. All applicable IMCA points, including track points, will be awarded for the weekly divisions competing Thursday night. The standard invert will be used for qualifying.  Stock Cars and Legends [Read More]


Weekly racing, candy dash on tap this Sunday at Benton Co. Speedway

VINTON, Iowa (June 7, 2022) – The weekly racing season continues this Sunday, June 12, at Benton County Speedway with a sweet treat thrown in during intermission. The annual candy dash, which established a Guinness World Record in weight of candy offered for such an event one year ago, will be held on the front stretch for the youth in attendance. All six weekly divisions will be in action at The Bullring, including Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds presented by KISS Country 96.5, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars presented by Vermedahl Logistics, Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods presented by Christie Door Company, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts, and INEX Legends presented by Legends.Direct. Points battles are close atop all six divisions with no point leader holding more than a six point advantage. Leading the list of close battles are ties at the top of the standings in both the Modifieds and Hobby Stocks. Pit gates and grandstand open at 4 p.m. Sunday, with hot laps at 5:30 and the first race scheduled to go [Read More]


Opening night Saturday at new look Shelby County Speedway

HARLAN, Iowa (June 2, 2022) – First reviews are in and drivers turning laps during an open practice session raved about new-look Shelby County Speedway. The historic dirt oval at Harlan was reconfigured this spring from a big 4/10’s to what promoter Doug Batz described as “a momentum third.” Banking was increased around the track, which remains some 80 feet wide.  “We had 40-plus cars here for practice on a Sunday and everybody really seemed to like the track,” Batz reported. “We had some people who normally don’t race with us unless it was a special say they’re going to race with us weekly because they like smaller tracks.” Performance Grading of Harlan, a company long associated with racing in general and Shelby County Speedway in particular, did the dirt work.  “We had people here all the time watching them work on the track starting in April,” said Batz. “They started thinking the track wasn’t as small as they thought it would be. Now, nobody is complaining about the size.” New lighting was installed in [Read More]


Weekly racing continues Sunday at The Bullring

VINTON, Iowa (June 1, 2022) – After a weekend celebrating the anniversary of the IMCA Modified division, weekly racing will resume Sunday, June 5 for all six divisions at Benton County Speedway. And the points battles remain close in all six classes. Joel Rust and Dylan Thornton are tied for the point lead heading into the second month of the season in the Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds presented by KISS Country 96.5 while Leah Wroten has a three point lead at the top of the standings in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars presented by Vermedahl Logistics. Tony Olson holds a slim two point lead in the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods presented by Christie Door Company. Brett Vanous and Bradly Graham are tied atop the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock standings and Blake Driscol holds a slim one point advantage in the Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts. The six point lead Jordan Miklas holds in the INEX Legends presented by Legends.Direct is the largest advantage by any point leader at the speedway. Late models, running SLMR-type rules, [Read More]


CARB Night Friday at US 36 Raceway

By Rick Staley  OSBORN, Mo. (May 20, 2022) – Racing returns to US 36 Raceway Friday, May 20 with six IMCA divisions seeing action on the high banks.  Adding to the excitement it is CARB Night with all Central Auto Racing Booster members getting in free to the grandstands by presenting their CARB membership card at the grandstand gate.  Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA STARS Mod Lites, Friesen Performance IMCA Northern Sport Mods and Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts all vie for that checkered flag and first-place trophy.  Pit passes are $35. In addition to free grandstand admission for CARB members displaying membership cards, spectator admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older and active military and veterans, $5 for kids ages 7-12 $5 and kids ages six and under are free. Pit gates open at 5 p.m. The grandstand opens at 6 p.m., the drivers’ meeting is at 7 p.m., hot laps are at 7:15 p.m. with racing to follow.