By J.M. Hallas PAIGE, Texas (April 26) – Former national champion P.J. Egbert added another win to his impressive resume, grabbing the 20-lap IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified victory Saturday at Cotton Bowl Speedway. Egbert, who charged from his row five starting spot, took over the point from Chase Glick near halfway, then held off Brad Smith in latter stages to get his first win of the season. Whether driving his own car or the Skip Gray-owned Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod, J.J. Jennings has Cotton Bowl Speedway figured out. He gave the rest of the 24-car field all it could handle after getting past Jarrett Roberts, who lead the first few circuits. Once out front Jennings easily outran the competition on every restart building nearly a full straightaway advantage over Kevin Green, Talon Minten and Don Painter at the finish. Veteran IMCA Sunoco Stock Car competitor Jason Batt scored yet another victory, this one with a twist. Saturday, Batt was driving his wife Robin’s, car after blowing the motor in his own ride Friday [Read More]
By Greg Aregoni LUXEMBURG, Wis. – Luxemburg Speedway and 141 Speedway are excited to announce a partnership with the Two Track Challenge Series . This championship will be based on the combined points of both tracks. The IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods will be the participating divisions. The 2014 series will be split into two sessions. The first session will end halfway through the season on June 14. The second session will end on Aug. 29. “We thought this would be a great way to help drivers who already race both tracks. This will give them a little extra to shoot for. This will be a great for fans to keep an eye on both track’s point standings,” said Gene Mathu, promoter at Luxemburg. All three divisions will pay the top 10 in the standings between the two tracks. The Modified winner will receive $200. Both the Stock Car and Northern SportMod winner get $150. “We are excited to jump on board with Luxemburg Speedway to [Read More]
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (April 24) – Electric City Speedway has postponed its season-opening Montana Spring Roundup to next Friday and Saturday, May 2-3. IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds run for $500 to win and a minimum of $75 to start in their first appearances in Montana since the mid-1990s. An open practice starts at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 1. The Spring Roundup was originally scheduled for this weekend and no change was been made in race day times: Pit gates at Great Falls open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 6 p.m. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Racing Western Region, Allstar Performance State and local track points will be awarded. Electric City has been designated a border track so drivers from the Dakotas and Saskatchewan can also make the trip to earn Belleville Motorsports North Central Region points. There is no entry fee and pit passes are $25. Grandstand admission is $10 for adults, $7 for students [Read More]
By John Lowery SALINA, Kan. – It’s been a long off season for many tracks. Salina Speedway is one of those tracks that spent the off-season working hard to make racing experience better for both the racers and the fans. This Friday night, April 25, all of the hard work in the off season will pay off as the first of 24 dates kicks off just after 7:15 p.m. Salina Speedway hosts the best of the best when it comes to dirt track racing on a weekly basis. There are seven classes that comprise the weekly show: BMS IMCA Modifieds, M&H Motors IMCA Northern Sport Mods, Budweiser IMCA Hobby Stocks BSB Manufacturing Late Models, sanctioned by the Nesmith Crate Late Model Series in 2014, Coors Light Street Stocks, AutoHouse Towing Mod Lites and the T&R Dirt Construction Mini Stocks. Each division will battle it out every week to see who can end up in the Xtreme Motorsports Victory Lane. The class of race cars aren’t the only attractions at Salina Speedway, as the drivers add [Read More]
By Greg Grabianowski BRITT, Iowa (April 18) – Jamie Anderson led flag to flag in winning Friday’s IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature at Hancock County Speedway. Troy Swearingen was the runner-up while Clayton Christensen took third in the 22-car field. Dustin Larson also raced from the pole to the checkers, in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature. He was followed by Lance Deal and Derek Green. Chanse Hollatz topped the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature. Cody Nielsen finished second after starting 12th with Brandon Nielsen taking third. Shane Swanson overtook early leader Cody Knecht to earn the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod victory. Bob Sutherland was the runner-up with Matt Hoeft placing third. The newly-sanctioned Mach-1 Sport Compact division had 10 cars and Ryan Bryant came through the field from his inside fourth row starting to be both the hard charger and feature winner. Megan Lappegard was second and Jacob Kofoot was third.
ANTIOCH, Calif. (April 19) – Four-time track champion Troy Foulger scored his first victory of the 2014 season Saturday night at Antioch Speedway, after battling Danny Dozier in the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified main event. Dozier quickly moved through the pack, fighting off challenges from Carl Berendsen. Foulger and Dozier then fought side-by-side, with Dozier taking the lead on a restart with five laps to go. “I thought the top of the track was faster, and he (Dozier) got me by staying low on the inside,” Foulger explained in victory lane. “He (Dozier) was racing great. It was fun to be alongside him in a good, clean race.” Luckily for Foulger, there was one more caution flag, and he regained the lead in a thrilling finish. “My car pushed through the corners a bit,” Dozier later explained. “He just rolled through the center of the turn a little better than I could.” Defending Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod champion Jeremy Hoff was the surprise winner in that division’s feature event, which had its largest car [Read More]
By Jack Walbring QUINCY, Ill. (April 20) – Abe Huls, Joey Gower and Austen Becerra all took IMCA feature event wins Sunday at Quincy Raceway. Huls started off his 2014 season the right way by leading every lap of the Powder Coat Plus IMCA Stock Car main event. Huls was challenged by Jim Lynch the entire distance but held off the Iowa speedster to take the win followed by Lynch in second, Jerry Jansen in third, Jake Powers in fourth and Brandon Savage in fifth. Gower showed he is going to be a power to be reckoned with in the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMod division. Gower blasted to a four and a half second win over Tony Dunker in the main event followed by Bobby Anders in third, Aaron Brockseick in fourth and Charles VanZandt in fifth. Austen Becerra continued his dominance of the region’s IMCA Sport Compacts as he picked up his third feature win of the weekend. Becerra led every lap of the 15-lap main event as he topped [Read More]
By Edward Anschutz STURGEON BAY, Wis. – With weather conditions being less than favorable, Thunderhill Raceway has been forced reschedule its planned practice session for April 29 while the season opener has been postponed to May 3. “While we want to get the 2014 season rolling, the biggest emphasis will be put on taking care of the drivers and their race cars,“ promoter Woody Wodack said. “We refuse to tear up equipment or the track just to get opening night in the books.” “The goal will to be to give drivers and race fans the best show possible,” he continued. “Mother Nature has played havoc in recent weeks so we are hoping for some sunshine and dry weather.” A second practice is also in the works. Five divisions do battle every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Northern SportMods, IMCA Hobby Stocks and Street Stocks will compete on the 1/3rd mile clay oval. For more information, please visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com Thunderhill is located at the John Miles [Read More]
By Ben Deatherage LEBANON, Ore. (April 19) – A lengthy side-by-side tussle at Willamette Speedway ended with Kyle Yeack in victory lane. In the Wirth Wireless IMCA Modified main event, Matt Mitchell was ultra-quick. The Vancouver, Wash., native had a perfect night headed into the feature and was eligible for a clean sweep. It wouldn’t take long for Mitchell to take possession of the lead as he was dominant but soon would be threatened by another driver. That other driver was Crawfordsville’s Yeack. who started to challenge for the top spot with just 10 laps to go. Mitchell and Yeack battled side-by-side for several laps before Yeack secured the position with just five laps remaining. The three-time Willamette champion went on to win the feature in the first Wirth Wireless IMCA Modified main event of the season.
DAVENPORT, Iowa – The chase for the 2014 track championships at the Davenport Speedway will begin with the Koehler Electric season opener this Friday, April 25. All five weekly classes, Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Models, EMS IMCA Modifieds, Koehler Electric Street Stocks, Hawkeye Auto IMCA SportMods, and Roto-Rooter 4-Stocks, will see action on the quarter-mile dirt oval. Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, on West Locust Street. Pit gates will open Friday at 4:30 p.m., with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m. For additional information on DRT TRAK Racing events, visit our new website at www.davenportspeedway.com or call 563 652-5302.