By Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. – Just as the summer temperatures continue to intensify, so do the championship points battles at Dodge City Raceway Park. And it will continue on Saturday night, July 14 with another round of action atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas featuring the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Saturday’s racing action will go green at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults while children 11 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30. The DCRP Sprint Cars have this weekend off and will return to action on the July 27 Driver Appreciation Night.
OSBORN, Mo. – Two dollars from each general admission ticket sold Friday night, July 13 at US 36 Raceway will be donated to the fund helping driver Eddie Schwope Jr. with medical expenses. Photographer Judy Staley and announcer Rick Staley have each made initial donations. A helmet will also be passed during intermission to raise money for Schwope.
By Rick Staley OSBORN, Mo. – US 36 Raceway remembers Jason Johnson this Friday, June 29 on Glass Doctor Night at the Races. Jason Johnson was not only a great race car driver but dedicated family man and father. Matt Richards Racing has donated a Jason Johnson banner that all drivers will sign as they enter the pits. This signed banner will be auctioned to the highest bidder during our Intermission with all proceeds going to Bobbi and Jaxx to help with expenses. Any driver with items and memorabilia they would like to donate for this auctioned can contact Rick Staley 660 541-4378. A donation bucket will also be in the grandstands as well. Intermission will see a drawing for two bicycles donated by Hanes Racing and Wild Child Nation for two lucky kids. Track officials ask if you’ve won a bike this year you let someone else have the chance to win.
By Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. – The crossed flags are within sight as Dodge City Raceway Park reaches the midway point of the 2018 season with Saturday night’s mid-season championships atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas. The June 30 Saturday’s tilt that goes green at 7:30 p.m. will include a full card of championship chase action including the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Tickets are $15 for adults while children 11 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. Pit passes are $30. Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City on US 283, then 0.9 mile west on US 56, then 0.1 mile south. For more information, contact the track at 620 225-3277 or check www.dodgecityraceway.com. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dodge City located at 201 4th Avenue is the official lodging partner of Dodge City Raceway Park. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites official internet site is located at www.hiexpress.com/DodgeCity/HIExpress. Race fans staying at the [Read More]
TEXARKANA, Ark. – IMCA Modifieds chase a $2,000 top check next Wednesday at Texarkana 67 Speedway’s 4th of July Shootout special. A minimum of $100 will be paid to start the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods are also on the card. A fireworks display follows the race program. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Jet Racing Central Region, Arkansas State and track points will be awarded. There is no entry fee for either IMCA division and pit passes are $30. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 62 and over and military, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under. Pit gates and the grandstand open at 5 p.m., hot laps are at 7 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m. More information is posted on Facebook.
By Scott Dalaiso PERRIS, Calif. – For the second time in the month of June, the PASSCAR Stock Car Series, featuring IMCA Modifieds, will be at Perris Auto Speedway. The Saturday, June 30 show marks the start of the second half of the season for the cars at the famous Riverside County 1/2-mile clay oval. Spectator gates open at 5 p.m. and the first race will be at 7 p.m. Cory Sample, who lives in Winnemucca, Nev., and makes the nearly 1,200-mile round trip to Southern California to race at Perris, has a 31-point lead in the IMCA Modified point standings. Sample, who picked up his second Perris win at the last race on June 2, has only finished out of the top three one time in the first seven races of the year. That came in May when he finished 11th after contact with another car. In the other six races he has two wins, a couple second place finishes and a pair of thirds. Chuck Becker is second in points with Terry Hershberger third.
JEFFERSON, S.D. – A $1,000 to win Road to the Iron Cup feature event for IMCA Modifieds is on the Saturday, June 23 card at Park Jefferson Speedway. Jay Noteboom will also look to take the checkers and capture the second leg of the $25,000 Clean Sweep Sjogrensen Winery Bonus. Noteboom picked up the checkers in the first event held on May 26. The Modified feature is a qualifier for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts complete the sanctioned portion of the program. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, South Dakota State and track points are at stake. Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps slated for 6:30 p.m. and racing to follow. Spectator admission is $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 70-plus, $10 for students ages 6-16 and free for five and under. Discounted tickets are available in advance through the track link on myracepass.com and are completely refundable in the event [Read More]
By Rob Hinckley MAQUOKETA, Iowa (June 11) – The weather was all that knew its way around Maquoketa Speedway Saturday. Heavy rain Friday evening lasting into Saturday morning was all that was needed to call off action at the quick 3/8-mile dirt oval. Action continues this Saturday with the fifth annual Donna Heister Memorial and racing in all regular classes, the Andover Meat IMCA Late Models, QCJeeps.com IMCA Modifieds, B&D Pit Stop IMCA Northern SportMods, Ueland Auto IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks and Obie’s Bar and Restaurant/B&D Liquors 4 Cylinders. “Again this year we will be selling raffle tickets for various items which will include a meat bundle, a new barbeque grill, a filled Yeti cooler, many other cash and gift certificate prizes,” Tom Heister said. “Any and all proceeds from the raffle will be donated to Hospice of Jackson County in memory of Donna.” Tickets are on sale now at Obie’s, 3610 173rd Avenue in Maquoketa. You do not have to be present to win. The majority of the items are from local businesses and the [Read More]
By Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. – The stampede is on! After getting pushed back by bad weather last month, the sixth annual Modified Stampede will hit the track at Dodge City Raceway Park this Saturday night, May 19. In addition to a $750-to-win IMCA Modified feature, Saturday night’s action will also include a full card of championship chase action featuring the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks with racing action going green at 7:30 p.m. Woodward, Okla.’s Cole Traugott is the reigning Modified Stampede champion, racing to his second consecutive event win last year ahead of defending track champion Clay Sellard and Randy Wilson. While Traugott has a pair of Modified Stampede victories to his credit, other past event winners include David Murray (2015 and both nights in 2013) and Brendon Gemmill (2014). Tickets for Saturday’s Stampede are $15 for adults while children 11 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30.
By Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. – With spring in full swing at long last, it’s time for the methanol to flow and the dirt to fly at Dodge City Raceway Park. The 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas gets the 2018 season under way in grand style with three must-see events over the course of the month of May. This month’s events at DCRP include the season-opener, the rescheduled Modified Stampede and the first appearance of the season for the United Rebel Sprint Series. It all begins with this Saturday night’s season-opening championship card on May 5. After an idle weekend, action continues with the sixth annual Modified Stampede on Saturday, May 19. The month of May then wraps up with a Memorial Day weekend special featuring the URSS Sprint Cars taking on the DCRP Sprint Cars on Saturday night, May 26. All three nights of competition will feature all five Dodge City championship chase divisions including the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby [Read More]