Four Hall Of Fame inductees set for Luxemburg Speedway Aug. 18

LUXEMBURG, Wis. – A trio of former Luxemburg Speedway promoters and a veteran driver still giving the youngsters a run for their money weekly will be inducted into Luxemburg Speedway’s Hall of Fame on Friday, Aug. 18. Tri Star Promotions members Kelly and Debbie Hafeman and Ralph Aschenbrenner along with Green Bay’s Jerry Muenster will be ushered into the track’s Hall of Fame. Tri Star Promotions promoted the weekly racing at Luxemburg Speedway for 13 seasons from 1989 through 2001. During their tenure the track boasted some of the highest weekly IMCA car counts nationwide. Kelly Hafeman himself is a former IMCA Modified champion. Muenster was the Luxemburg Speedway track champion in 1968. Despite being two full generations older than most of his on-track foes, the soon-to-be 76-year-old Muenster, the last holdover driver still competing from the track’s coupe days, still competes weekly at Luxemburg in an IMCA Modified. The stories of Tri Star Promotions, along with Jerry Muenster and his son Eddie’s racing careers will be featured in motorsports author Joe Verdegan’s third book “Life [Read More]


Montezuma County looks forward to solid car counts with return to IMCA

CORTEZ, Colo. – Kevin Faddis saw bigger grandstand numbers when he focused on promoting events at Montezuma County Fairgrounds Speedway last season. With the return of IMCA sanctioning, he’s confident of much better car count numbers in 2017. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA SportMods return to the 3/8-mile oval at Cortez this season with half a dozen Friday-Saturday doubleheaders on the initial schedule. All three divisions have a lengthy history at Montezuma County. The Modifieds and Stocks were last sanctioned in 2015, the SportMods in 2014. “Last year, we went USRA after Aztec Speedway (an hour and a half to the southwest in New Mexico) sanctioned with them and it killed our Modified class,” Faddis said. “Guys didn’t want to run the high-dollar stuff. We decided we didn’t care what Aztec did, we were going back to IMCA.” That announcement was greeted enthusiastically by home state drivers as well as those looking to do some traveling this summer. “My wife Juanita and I being former IMCA racers ourselves, we like that the [Read More]


Clay County Fair Speedway moves to Sunday night racing

SPENCER, Iowa – The tradition of IMCA racing will continue this summer with Sunday night ac­tion at the Clay County Fair Speedway. Ten dates are on the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing weekly schedule this summer. Spe­cial events will include two fair dates, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock and Stock Car specials, and a stop by the Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour for IMCA Modifieds in August. Sunday June 4 will kick off the speedway’s third full season, which will run weekly through Aug. 13. Sprinkled in will be two Tuesday night dates as well as the Monday, Aug. 7 Hawkeye Dirt Tour event. “We’re really excited about our move to Sunday racing here at the fairgrounds,” said Clay County Fair Manager Jeremy Parsons. “We’ll be one of the few tracks running on Sunday nights in the area, which should make for great racing for the drivers and fans alike.” Adult general admission for regular season races will be $12; youth ages 12 and under are admit­ted free. Pit passes for regular season races are $25. Hot laps [Read More]


Dacotah Speedway hosts March 11-12 safety and officials training session

MANDAN, N.D. – Dacotah Speedway will host a safety and officials training Saturday and Sun­day, March 11-12 at the Baymont Inn & Suites in Mandan, N.D. This two-day training session will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday with a full day of fire and safety train­ing presented by Jay Masur of Med Star Dirt Track Rescue. This fire and safety training will be an in-depth presentation on dirt track safety, rescue, extraction, fire suppression, medical manage­ment, pre-race event planning, crew performance during races and post-race analysis. Purpose of this presentation is so attendees will leave with baseline knowledge of the compo­nents necessary to save a racecar driver’s life. This presentation is extremely knowledgeable to all track officials, fire, EMS teams, promoters, board of directors and even drivers. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. The safety and officials training will continue Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. with track scoring and officiating. Josh Holt, co-founder of My Race Pass, will be on hand to present the new My Race Pass race management system and answer any questions or [Read More]


New IMCA sanctions have phone ringing off the hook at Lubbock’s West Texas Raceway

LUBBOCK, Texas – The phone has been ringing off the hook at West Texas Raceway. New owner and promoter Corky Matthews has made a major investment in upgrading the Lubbock track, which sanctions IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods beginning in 2017. “It’s like a brand new track, probably one of the best facilities around,” Matthews said. “We’ve spent $300,000 so far on a complete remodel. It’s getting real nice and people are getting excited about coming to the races here. I’ve had 400 to 500 people call me about it already.” Nearly 40 semi loads of clay were added as the 3/8-mile oval was widened another 15 feet. “This track was built in the 1960s and I raced late models, sprint cars and street stocks on it myself,” Matthews noted. “It was one of the fastest tracks around.” New grandstand bleachers and lighting purchased from a professional football stadium are in place. New landscaping and work has already started on a 20×6-foot scoreboard. “The lights are [Read More]


New York’s Glen Ridge Motorsports Park puts IMCA Modifieds on Friday programs

FULTONVILLE, N.Y. – A perfect little track in eastern New York puts IMCA Modifieds on its Friday night programs beginning this season. Opening night for the sanctioned division at ¼-mile clay Glen Ridge Motorsports Park is now planned for April 14. “I have commitments from 15 guys now and that’s good enough for us to get the class started,” said Promoter Pete Demitraszek. “This is a perfect little track for them, I’ll tell you that. It’s a pretty quick little track.” IMCA Modifieds have made one previous appearance on the Fultonville oval, about four years ago. Demitraszek believes the economy of the division and the rules it brings with it, notably the crate engine option, will make it a success at the newest sanctioned track in IMCA’s Dirt Works Eastern Region. “I really like the rules package and the way IMCA enforces it,” he said. “Keeping the cost of racing down is important. The IMCA Modified is an economical race car and I think the crate engine is going to save the class in this [Read More]


Park Jefferson has high hopes for Saturday shows with IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars

JEFFERSON, S.D. – Track owner Adam Adamson believes the new IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car sanction at Park Jefferson Speedway will do more than fill a Saturday night void. The winged division becomes the sixth sanctioned class running at Park Jefferson this season, joining the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevro­let Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts. “This is a good opportunity for us. There is a real void in the South Dakota Sprint Car scene with the closing of Badlands Motor Speedway and this is an opportunity for us to open the IMCA Rac­eSaver Sprint Car division in the Sioux City area, a traditionally strong area for IMCA,” Adamson said. “South Dakota has long been a Sprint Car hot bed, producing drivers like Larson, Dawley and Wolfgang,” he continued. “We hope that Park Jefferson can continue the tradition of South Dakota drivers while cultivating the next generation of Sprint Car stars right here in Sioux City.” IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Allstar Performance State and local track points [Read More]


Kruse renews promotional contract at Marshalltown Speedway for 10 years

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – The Central Iowa Fair Board and race promoter Toby Kruse have signed an agreement to continue their relationship for another 10 years. Kruse has been pro­moter of the Marshalltown Speedway since 2006. Central Iowa Fair President Tyler Wollam indicated that the new agreement will be beneficial for everyone. “Toby has long been one of the most sought-after race promoters in the entire country. We have been thrilled with the work he has done over the last decade as well as the improvement projects we have been able to collaborate on,” he said. “I am confident that under his continued leader­ship, Marshalltown Speedway will remain a destination location for race teams and spectators from all over the country for many years to come.” The new contract became effective on Jan. 1 of this year, and will run through the 2026 racing season. Fans of the speedway will be happy to know that there will be more improvements on the hori­zon for the historic dirt track. “Both Toby and the fair board have been [Read More]


IMCA Sprint Cars new to Saturday shows at Boone

BOONE, Iowa – IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars will be new to weekly race programs this season at Boone Speedway. The winged division last ran at Boone during the 2009 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. “The timing to sanction Sprint Cars is right,” said Promoter Robert Lawton. “They are a good fit with the other IMCA divisions we run weekly.” IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods are all on the April 8 Frostbuster card at Boone, with the first local track points awarded on April 15. Fifteen weekly events are on the tentative schedule for the Sprint Cars, with track points given April 22 through Aug. 5. “Sprint Cars bring a whole different flavor to a race track,” Lawton said. “There’s nothing else like them. They are unlike any other division we are running now.” “Sprint Cars continue to be one of our fastest growing divisions and Boone Speedway is the perfect track to continue that growth,” observed IMCA Vice President of Operations Jim [Read More]


281 has new promoters for 20th IMCA season

STEPHENVILLE, Texas – The 20th season for IMCA racing at 281 Speedway will be the first un­der the promotional guidance of Joe Spillman and Heather Combs. Their C&S Promotions partnership oversees Saturday night programs on the ¼-mile dirt oval begin­ning with opening night on March 4. The point season for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts runs through Sept. 16. C&S has promoted a couple enduros, both held at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, and signed the lease at 281 in early December. New restroom facilities have already been built on the spectator side of the track and 1,500 yards of clay put back on the racing surface. “We want to see promoting done like a business and not like a hobby,” Spillman said. “I’ve trav­eled and raced a Modified and a Stock Car all across the country so I’ve got ideas about what works and what doesn’t.” Spillman started his own career in a Southern SportMod. He’s raced a Modified and a Stock Car at the IMCA [Read More]