Bar S Motorsports ready for 2019 race season

By Ben Deatherage ALBANY, Ore. – With the 2019 race season fast upon the state of Oregon, Bar S Motorsports is set for the new campaign.  Once again twin brothers Dustin and Justin Cady will drive the house cars for the Albany-based IMCA Modified team. The drivers will venture all around the Pacific Northwest in hopes of building from a strong showing last year. “I’m really excited that we have a pretty good notebook going into this year,” commented Dustin. “I have high expectations for myself and I think we are going to do really well. Hopefully our success will come right off the bat and not late, like last year.” Dustin Cady managed to accrue seven wins and 16 top five’s as well as the runner-up finish in final IMCA Modified points at Willamette Speedway. In addition to those feats, he also passed the most cars during the Wild West Modified Shootout to earn the FinishLine Graphics Passmaster Award. Justin Cady did have some success in 2018 but only had a handful of starts [Read More]


2019 racing season begins at Off Road Speedway

By Randy Pospishil sports@norfolkdailynews.com NORFOLK, Neb. (April 20) – Ninety cars were on hand and late-lead changes were the norm on opening night Saturday at Off Road Speedway.  The best race of the night may have been the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature where Colby Langenberg overcame a starting assignment on the inside of the fourth row and a significant lead by Jeremy Gnat and Robbie Thome before securing the win on the final lap of the 20-lap event. “I kind of got caught up with a couple guys that were running side-by-side, so I couldn’t go anywhere,” Langenberg said. “Finally they separated, and I was able to shoot through. I got to third, but the leaders were a long ways out there, so I knew I was going to need a caution.”  That caution, the only one that occurred other than an initial restart, gave Langenberg the chance he needed with just three laps left. “With about five to go, I could tell I was faster than those guys and was starting to reel [Read More]


Sunset Speedway Park readies for April 20 Discount Days opener

By Ben Deatherage  BANKS, Ore. – After last week’s disappointing rainout things are looking to finally get underway on Saturday, April 20, at Sunset Speedway Park.  The Banks Bullring has a full card of racing and will feature a special admission price with $5 for one general admission ticket or $8 for two.  Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods will be featured regularly at SSP after only hosting a couple of races last year and will crown a champion for the first time since 2017.  Drivers and fans are encouraged to check the track website/Facebook page for weather updates.  Pit gates open at 2 p.m. and front gates open at 4 p.m., with racing kicking off at 6 p.m. A family pass (two adults and up to four youth) is offered for $35 while premium seats are available for $25 each.  For more information log on to www.sunsetspeedwaypark.com.


IMCA Modifieds on lidlifter at Cottage Grove

By Ben Deatherage  COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – Cottage Grove Speedway gets the new race season started on Saturday, April 20 with and has a special Easter Eggstavaganza (featuring over 2,000 eggs and an appearance by the Easter Bunny at intermission) planned during the night.  IMCA Modifieds are on the evening card.  Pit gates open at 1 p.m., the front gate opens at 3:30 p.m., time trials are at 5:30 p.m. and racing is scheduled to kick off at approximately 6 p.m.   Tickets are $13 for adults, seniors, juniors and military are $10, youth ages 6-12 are $5 and children five and under are free.  A family pass (two adults and up to four youth) sells for $35. VIP skybox seating is $25 and pit passes are $30.


Saturday opener for Crystal

CRYSTAL, Mich. – Crystal Motor Speedway starts the 2019 season this Saturday, April 20.  IMCA Modifieds return to the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing program. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m. Grandstand admission for adults is $12 and $5 for kids ages 5-11, and pit passes are $30. For more information, call the track office at 989 235-5200 or visit the website at crystalmotorspeedway.com


Ventura is back in action on Saturday

VENTURA, Calif. – After two weeks off, Ventura Raceway has a full program of action-packed racing by the beach headlined by the IMCA Modifieds.  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region, E3 Spark Plugs California State and track points will be awarded.  Pits open at noon, grandstands at 3 p.m.  Admission is adults $15, seniors, military and students $11 and kids 12 and under are free.  Check the www.venturaraceway.com website for a full schedule or the Facebook page for other events, notes and contests to get free tickets. 


Test and tune is April 13, 14 at Crystal

CRYSTAL, Mich. – If it’s April, it’s the beginning of another race season at Crystal Motor Speedway.  The annual test and tune sessions are set for Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14 from 2-5 p.m. and are open to any race machines. Admission will be $20 for the pits, but no charge to observe from the grandstands.  The opening night of racing will be April 20 with IMCA Modifieds on the program for the 32nd consecutive season.  Adult admission will be $12, kids ages 5-11 are $5 and pit passes are $30. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m. Further information can be obtained by calling the track office at 989 235-5200 or visiting the track website at www.crystalmotorspeedway.com. 


IMCA RaceSaver Sprints join Saturday shows at I-90

HARTFORD, S.D. – A work day at the track and a barrage of phone calls from IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car drivers have owner and promoter Lyle Howey III convinced that quite a few folks in the Hartford area are excited about the re-opening of I-90 Speedway. The sanctioned Sprint division will return to IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing Saturday night programs this season at the South Dakota speedplant, idle for the past three years. The single Friday night date during the May 11-Sept. 7 point season is July 5. “There’s a lot of excitement that I-90 is opening back up,” said Howey, noting the hundred or so volunteers who showed up to help tear down the old bleachers last December. “I think the car count is going to be good for the Sprints. I’d anticipate 15 to 20 a week.” A former IMCA Sprint Car driver, Howey is the RaceSaver inspector for South Dakota and teched at another track in the state last year. “We were looking for an affordable Sprint Car class here,” he [Read More]


Season championship chase begins Friday at U.S. 36

OSBORN, Mo. – US 36 Raceway is set to open the season this Friday, April 5 with the start of the season championship chase.  Four sanctioned divisions will begin championship battles. Opening night will feature the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods.  U.S. 36 has used the offseason to make numerous improvements to the race track. This season U.S. 36 will use transponders to score each race, while also making live timing and scoring available to race fans and crews via the MyRacePass app. Pit gates open at 5 p.m. on Friday, with the grandstand gates opening at 6 p.m. Hot laps begin at 7:30 p.m. and racing will start at 8 p.m. Pit passes for the event are $35. General admission is $15, senior and military is $12, children 7-12 are $5 and children six years old and younger are free. Tickets can be purchased online through MyRacePass at https://market.myracepass.com/store/tickets/?store=17636.  Follow US 36 Raceway on social media @US36raceway on Twitter, @us36raceway on Instagram and like us [Read More]


McCrady takes charge at Dubuque Speedway, Sunday shows will feature five IMCA divisions

DUBUQUE, Iowa – New promoter Nick McCrady has a to-do list that starts with putting on an enter­taining race program each and every Sunday this race season at Dubuque Speedway. “This is an awesome facility and we’re excited to work with the fair board here. We’ve already gotten a lot of support from drivers and fans,” said McCrady, who also returns to the promoter’s post at Saturday venue Maquoketa Speedway. “We want them to know they’re appreciated and we want to put on a good show while we’re building car counts back up.”  Five sanctioned divisions will run weekly at the 3/8-mile oval in Dubuque, the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Late Models, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods.  The same five divisions run at Maquoketa.  “The Saturday-Sunday combination means drivers who live in the area won’t have to travel too far to race twice a week,” noted McCrady. “Plus, a two-track point fund is in the works for all shared divisions, with payouts that we’ll base on season-long point [Read More]