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Drive For 5 leads to big IMCA Late Model payday at Lee County Speedway

DONNELLSON, Iowa – Five $1,000 to win features set the stage for a potential $5,000 IMCA Sunoco Late Model Drive For 5 payday this season at Lee County Speedway. Qualifier Night-branded Friday night features at Donnellson on April 17, May 8, June 12, July 17 and Aug. 7 each pay $1,000 to win. Drivers who compete in at least four of those events run for a top prize of $5,000 in the Saturday, Sept. 12 finale. Shottenkirk Parts Express, local sponsor of the division, is title sponsor of the Drive For 5 as well. Other sponsors include Ideal Ready Mix, J.J. Nichting Company Case IH and Floyd’s Waste Systems.  “Lee County Speedway ran something like this forever ago over 10 nights and we decided to bring it back,” promoter Brian Gaylord said. “It’s going to be a great way to get even more Late Models to the track. I think we’re going to have to run a ‘B’ main every night.”  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, E3 Spark Plugs Iowa State and track points [Read More]

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IMCA RaceSaver Sprints call Bethany Speedway new Missouri home

BETHANY, Mo. – IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car drivers have had Jon Boller Jr. on speed dial since his announcement the winged division would be new at his Bethany Speedway this season. Ten dates, all but one of them on Saturday nights, are on the 2020 schedule at Bethany. Opening night is April 25 with points racing slated through Aug. 29.  Sanctioned Sprints also run Fridays at the Boller-promoted U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn. “There’s been a lot of interest by drivers who want to run twice a week,” Boller said. “Bethany is only 15 miles or so from the Iowa state line and there are drivers in the Des Moines area who were looking for a place to run on Saturday nights.” “We want to continue building the division and giving those drivers another track to race at 10 nights is one way we can do that,” he continued. U.S. 36 has run the RaceSaver division for two years. The Sprint Series of Nebraska visits there four times this year. IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco [Read More]

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I-30 bringing IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars to Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The 2020 race season will bring new bragging rights to I-30 Speedway. The longest IMCA Modified sanctioned track in Arkansas becomes the first in the state to run IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars weekly. Seventeen point races for the full-bodied division are on the upcoming schedule at Little Rock.  Opening night for both IMCA divisions is March 21. “I went to Boone last year with some Modified friends and fell in love with the Stock Cars,” promoter Tracey Clay said of her first visit to the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. “I made the comment then that we are going to have them at I-30.” “I loved the racing at Super Nationals,” Clay continued.  “The Stock Cars were so equal and they put on a heck of a show.”  The transition from a local super stock class with a similar appearance to the IMCA division has been greeted warmly by chassis builders and drivers. Like Clay, they appreciate the economics of the sanctioned Stock Car division as well as [Read More]

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IMCA Mach-1 Sport Compacts join Saturday shows at Abilene

ABILENE, Texas (Jan. 27) – A fourth IMCA division joins Saturday race programs at Abilene Speedway this season.  Mach-1 Sport Compacts debut at the Texas speedplant on Feb. 15, night two of the season-opening Ice Breaker special.  “I’ve watched the IMCA 4-cylinder class run at Boyd and at Kennedale. It’s a good division for a wide age range of drivers,” promoter Rob Poor said. “Sport Compacts can be a class people get into or back into racing with and only have to spend a couple thousand dollars.”  “There are already three or four of these cars in town,” he added, “so we have a foundation to build on.” Twenty-one point races for Sport Compacts are scheduled at Abilene through Aug. 29.  The division is also on both Southern Challenge programs in October.  Abilene also features the IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods weekly.

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IMCA Hobby Stocks new to Wild Bill’s Raceway in Utah

EPHRAIM, Utah (Jan. 24) – IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks join regular race programs this season at Wild Bill’s Raceway.  Sanctioned Hobbies run Saturday, May 23; Friday and Saturday, June 12 and 13; and Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11 on the 3/8-mile dirt oval at Ephraim. “I’ve had a number of drivers ask me to sanction the Hobby Stocks,” said promoter Roger Rowley. Millard County Raceway (at Delta) already runs them. We’ll give drivers another track where they can race for points.”  “We already sanction Stock Cars and SportMods with IMCA and those classes will run on the same nights as the Hobbies,” he added. Hobby Stock points earned at Ephraim count toward Big Daddy Race Cars Southern Region standings.

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Four Tuesday dates for five IMCA divisions slated at Jackson Motorplex

JACKSON, Minn. – Four Tuesday dates for five IMCA divisions are on the upcoming Jackson Motorplex schedule. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts take to the four-tenth’s mile dirt oval at Jackson on June 9, June 30, July 21 and Aug. 25. The Dirt Knights Tour for IMCA Modifieds is in town for the July date. Ten shows for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars are slated on Jackson’s regular Friday night programs. “We wanted to have races for our fans to attend on the weeks we have off and Tuesdays were the best fit with race nights at other tracks in the area,” said promoter Doug Johnson, noting the 100-plus cars entered for the midweek fair show last season. “Bank Midwest will sponsor our Tuesday night programs this year.”  Jackson will become just the second Minnesota venue to host a Dirt Knights race, in the tour’s 11th season. “This is a very prestigious tour,” Johnson said. “It has had an excellent following and we are [Read More]

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IMCA Stock Cars new to Saturday shows at Southwest Speedway

DICKINSON, N.D. – Fans at Southwest Speedway can look forward to seeing IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars on a more regular basis. The Class Too Tough To Tame, a staple during annual Dakota Classic Tour visits for the past decade, joins Saturday night race programs at Dickinson beginning this season.  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season for the sanctioned Stock Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts runs from May 2 to Aug. 29.  “We’re pretty amped up and ready to run the IMCA Stock Cars,” said promoter Luke Krogh. “We have a lot of fans who have only been able to see them once a year and I know the drivers are excited about it, too. The Stock Cars are one of the most competitive divisions out there.” “There are a lot of very good Stock Car drivers out there,” he continued, “from all over North Dakota to Estevan.”  Stock Car points earned at Southwest Speedway figure toward IMCA EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region standings.  The Tougher Than Dirt show is [Read More]

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US 36, Bethany drivers meetings rescheduled

OSBORN, Mo. – Due to forecasted winter weather, US 36 Raceway and Bethany Speedway officials have postponed the 2020 drivers’ meeting that was scheduled for Sunday.  The new date, which will again serve as a meeting for both tracks, is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 25 at 11 a.m. at the Cameron Community Center. 

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Springfield quick to resume racing Saturday night

By Ronnie Williams SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Quick-Quarter of the Springfield Raceway will be back in action Saturday night, Sept. 14 after taking off last weekend for the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.  The tight IMCA Modified point battle between James Thompson and Jody Tillman will resume. On Saturday, Sept. 21 during the Under The Lights Special Tribute race to the Ozarks Legends, the Bad Boy Mowers IMCA Modifieds will be racing for a $500 to win and $100 to start feature Look for three-wide action as the Quick Quarter never seems to disappoint especially in IMCA Modified action every Saturday Night.

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Championship Night is Saturday at Bethany

By Rick Staley  BETHANY, Mo. – This Saturday night, Sept. 14, the stars of Bethany Speedway will battle to the check­ers for prestigious track championships in all divisions.  IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod champions will be crowned. Gates open at 5 p.m., the drivers’ meeting is at 6:45 p.m., hot laps are at 7:30 p.m. and racing starts at 8 p.m. Pit passes are $35 and grandstand admission is $10 for adults while kids six years of age and under free.