IMCA junior national championship announced for 2020

VINTON, Iowa – IMCA’s first junior national champion will be crowned in 2020.

Drivers between the ages of 13 and 18 in all eight IMCA divisions will compete for the title, with point standings to be based on the best 20 finishes in their first 40 starts.

The junior national champion will be given the same accolades as national champions in each of those divisions during the IMCA awards banquet in November and receive a trophy, ring and jacket. Top 10 drivers in junior national champion point standings each receive $500 scholarships applicable toward post-high school education in the first year of the program.

Scholarship funds will be paid when drivers register for their first year of higher education.

“This is something we’ve wanted to do for a while. This is a good time to get the junior national champion and scholarship fund established,” IMCA President Brett Root said. “It’s our way of helping build the sport and rewarding the participation of our youngest competitors.”

“They’ll be able to race for their own national championship and earn money to help pay for their post-secondary education,” he added. “Scholarships will not be based on a certain program or field of study. We see so many different occupations represented by our current membership that we don’t want to place any limits on scholarship recipients.”

To be eligible for the junior national championship, drivers must turn 14 by Aug. 31 and must not turn 19 before May 31.

“Selection of those dates allows 13-year-old drivers to compete for the majority of our weekly point season,” Root explained. “It also means drivers who turn 14 in September can still race four times and not lose rookie of the year status for the following season.”

It is important to note that no points will be awarded to non-IMCA members or to any driver who has not submitted a correct minor release form, nor will points be awarded retroactively.

The 2019 season saw 14 and 15-year-old drivers race to numerous IMCA national and regional rookie of the year titles, as well as track championships.

Individual scholarship funds will accumulate over multiple seasons and be paid out at one time. 

“As other sanctions worry about changing divisional rules and simply start out-pricing the youngest racers the sport has to offer, we are going to focus on the things that matter, like engaging young racers in things they would actually benefit from,” Root said.

More information about the IMCA junior national champion and the accompanying scholarship fund will be announced.

Junior National Champion Points

(points through 7/30)

Rank Driver Points
1 Kaden Reynolds (HOBB) 778
2 Dallon Murty (SC) 771
3 Kollin Hibdon (MOD) 747
4 Logan Duffy (LM) 746
5 Jayden Schmidt (SPM) 741
6 Matthew Day (SSPM) 709
7 Jayden Larson (MOD) 669
8 Cade Richards (SPM) 668
9 Mike Smith (HOBB) 664
10 Justin Erickson (SPM) 658
11 Jake Pike (MOD) 651
12 Blake Luinenburg (HOBB) 643
13 Casey Brunson (SSPM) 638
14 Jack Bransom (SPCO) 620
15 Dylan Thornton (MOD) 611
16 Jerrett Bransom (SSPM) 603
17 Blake Clark (SC) 600
18 Jackson Harpole (SSPM) 599
19 Dennis Cosens (SPCO) 573
20 Ashton Wilkey (MOD) 555
21 Michael Thing (MOD) 554
22 Dylan Sillman (MOD) 553
23 Raymond Doyle (SC) 547
24 Kyler Johnson (SP) 545
25 Kenzie Ritter (SC) 530
26 Brianna Maughlin (SPCO) 525
27 Drake Bohlmeyer (SPCO) 519
28 T. J. Wyman (MOD) 508
29 Kolby Stegman (SC) 497
30 Kaden Honeycutt (SSPM) 476
31 Carter Koop (HOBB) 474
31 Krissy Carpenter (SPCO) 474
33 Riley Christensen (HOBB) 464
34 Maguire DeJong (SPM) 461
35 Dawson March (SPM) 456
36 Jenna Hagemann (SPCO) 450
37 Nathan Kohl (SPCO) 447
38 Cole Jones (MOD) 446
39 Jaden Fryer (MOD) 438
40 Brodee Eckerdt (HOBB) 430
41 Keagan Haralson (SPCO) 423
42 JayDe Satcho (SPCO) 418
43 Shane DeVolder (MOD) 413
44 Jaxon Jett Saathoff (MOD) 406
45 Tyler A. Inman (SPM) 396
46 Gage Noyes (SC) 395
47 Dyllan Ricks (SPM) 391
47 Dalton Weepie (HOBB) 391
49 Christopher Thram (SP) 390
50 Braden Richards (HOBB) 386
51 Izac Mallicoat (SPM) 382
52 Beau Collins (MOD) 381
53 Taylor Brown (SPCO) 378
54 Tanner Thomas (SPM) 367
55 Ayden Steffens (MOD) 360
56 Ben Reierson (HOBB) 359
57 Brady Hilmer (SPM) 356
58 Landon Price (SP) 351
59 Jake Frye (SP) 343
60 Dylan VanWyk (SPM) 342
60 Max Nelson (SPM) 342
62 Kruz Kepner (SP) 333
63 Cole Wayman (SPM) 331
64 Colton Horner (MOD) 329
64 Austin Rhoades (SC) 329
64 Cole Babcock (MOD) 329
67 Kevin Bolte (SPCO) 326
68 Shyanne McCulley (SPCO) 325
69 Josh Vis (SC) 324
70 Case Penrod (SSPM) 314
71 Jace Hanson (HOBB) 311
72 Shawn Marquez Jr. (SSPM) 307
72 Brett Konst (HOBB) 307
74 Tanner Conn (SP) 306
74 Chandler Dodge (HOBB) 306
76 Brock Leibhart (SPCO) 299
76 Aspen Russell (SC) 299
78 Jerry Flippo (MOD) 296
79 Drake Findley (MOD) 292
80 Skyla Miller (HOBB) 291
81 Kodey R. Miles (HOBB) 289
81 Tomi Duarte (HOBB) 289
83 Colby Stubblefield (SP) 284
84 Marshal Van De Vegte (HOBB) 273
85 Parker Vollbrecht (HOBB) 271
85 Trivette Phillips (SPCO) 271
87 Logan Schmitz (SPM) 269
88 Alissa Palsrok (SPM) 268
89 Lindsey Thompson (MOD) 265
90 Blaine Webster (SPM) 264
91 Gabriel Zellner (SPM) 263
92 Kyler Satran (HOBB) 262
93 Trey Burke (SP) 258
94 Kaylin Lopez (SPM) 254
95 Austin Saunders (SP) 250
95 Bingston "B. J." Rogers (HOBB) 250
97 Jeffery Teske (SPM) 249
98 Austin Rogers (SPM) 246
98 David Ryan Sanford Jr. (SC) 246
100 Alyssa Nelson (SPCO) 242
101 Brendon Yamry (SPM) 241
102 Chase Burda (MOD) 239
102 Brayden Ahlers (SPM) 239
104 Alyssa White (HOBB) 238
105 Grant Manthe (SPM) 237
105 Anthony Franklin (SPM) 237
107 Summer Anderson (SPM) 234
108 Jordan Sours (MOD) 233
109 Sean Leasure (SPCO) 231
110 Casey Smith (MOD) 229
111 Kolby Sabin (SPCO) 228
111 Reven Bitting (HOBB) 228
113 Victorya Truemner (MOD) 226
114 Colton Trembath (SPCO) 225
115 Brock Rogers (SPM) 224
116 Jordan T. Miles (HOBB) 223
116 Keaten Froemke (SC) 223
118 Gage Reisdorph (SPCO) 221
119 Braiden Benjamin (SPCO) 219
120 Briana Worthington (SPCO) 217
121 Mitchell Bunch (SPCO) 215
122 Tyler Rodgers (SPM) 212
123 Jaeden Strandberg (HOBB) 210
124 Ethan Krall (SPM) 209
125 Bayden Ruikka (SPCO) 208
125 Cale Cozad (SP) 208
127 Keyonna Young (SPCO) 206
128 Abby Meulebroeck (SPM) 205
129 Alex Aderman (SPCO) 204
130 Kaishen Brack (SPCO) 203
130 Carson Patchen (SPCO) 203
132 Jordan Welch (SP) 202
133 Bradyn Blackhart (SPCO) 199
134 Kayla Siercks (HOBB) 198
135 Chase Metheney (SP) 197
136 Casey Merrell (SP) 196
137 Owen Richards (SPCO) 195
138 Tanner Engen (HOBB) 193
139 Nash Koehn (SPCO) 192
140 William Evenson (MOD) 190
141 Nicholas Carpenter (MOD) 189
142 Mason Nash (MOD) 188
143 Austin Powell (SP) 186
144 Kayden Dirks (SPM) 185
145 Saban Bibent (SP) 184
146 Tyson Keeney (MOD) 183
147 Ethan Killingsworth (SPM) 182
147 Andrew Pearce (SPM) 182
149 Alex Fenstermaker (SPCO) 181
150 Quinton Yutterman (SC) 177
150 Tristan Raths (SPCO) 177
150 Alyssa Smith (MOD) 177
153 Devon Jadwin (MOD) 176
154 Chester "Buddy" Kniss (MOD) 175
155 Brett Doege (HOBB) 174
156 Brian Cronin (SPCO) 173
156 Jackson Vsetecka (HOBB) 173
158 Michael Leach (MOD) 171
158 Austin Kemper (SC) 171
158 Kaleb Emerson (SSPM) 171
161 Chandler Fox (MOD) 170
161 Bryson Yeager (MOD) 170
163 Blake Scott (SP) 167
164 Cutter Spalding (HOBB) 166
164 Nicholas Krattenmaker (SPCO) 166
164 Noah Williams (SPM) 166
167 Joren Fisher (HOBB) 165
168 Jesse Burks (MOD) 161
169 Amanda MacDonald (SPCO) 160
169 Andrea Jacobson (HOBB) 160
171 Eston Whisler (MOD) 159
172 Shaye-MaLeigh Howe (SPCO) 157
172 Brayden Weller (SPCO) 157
174 Carson Wyatt (MOD) 155
175 John Neal Reid (SSPM) 154
175 Skyler Winebarger (SPM) 154
177 Ryan Peery (SPM) 153
178 Alex Vervynck (SPM) 151
179 Tyler Walker (SC) 149
180 Tyler Rose (SSPM) 148
180 Logan Knudson (HOBB) 148
180 Jadin Fuller (SPM) 148
183 Christopher Zenz (SPCO) 146
183 Jaycee Bruns (SC) 146
185 Jimmy III Breeding (SC) 145
186 Jaeger Sypnieski (SPM) 143
187 Dann E. III Perry (MOD) 141
187 Colton Chew (SPM) 141
189 Bayley Ballenger (SP) 139
190 Ryan Veal (MOD) 138
191 Cooper D. Stroud (HOBB) 137
192 Max Heimbuch (SPCO) 133
193 Owen Carlson (SP) 132
194 Logan Dinsmore (MOD) 131
194 Hayden Hillgartner (SPM) 131
196 Quinton Shelton (SPCO) 130
196 Logan Leary (SC) 130
198 Nicholas Profeta (SPM) 129
199 Merissa Henson (SPM) 128
199 Kaiden Black (SC) 128
201 John Holtger (SPM) 127
202 Andrew Hancock (MOD) 126
203 Ryan Greenwood (HOBB) 125
204 Grant Alex Mlinar (HOBB) 124
204 Lincoln Drewis (SP) 124
206 Shaine Bennett (SPM) 123
206 Brandon Allison (SPM) 123
208 Brady Kohrs (MOD) 122
209 Justin Reed (SPCO) 121
210 Trenton Simon (MOD) 120
210 Tylan Lambertus (HOBB) 120
212 Garrett Bennett (MOD) 119
212 J. J. Reimers (SPM) 119
214 Kaiden Tuchscherer (HOBB) 118
214 Beau Begnaud (MOD) 118
214 Jackson Slone (SP) 118
217 Haley Boldt (SPCO) 117
218 Zach Wisdom (SSPM) 116
218 Dillion Thomas (MOD) 116
218 Taylor Manderfield (HOBB) 116
221 Gavyn Manning (MOD) 115
222 Chase Keller (HOBB) 113
223 Jack Hearty (LM) 112
224 Ayden Hager (SPCO) 111
224 Brandon Carmichael (SPCO) 111
226 Anthony Sabinash (SPM) 110
227 Alison Bird (SPCO) 107
228 Tyler Weeks (SPM) 106
229 Jaden Brown (SP) 105
230 Brooklyn Holland (SP) 104
230 Braedon Barlow (SPCO) 104
232 Brionna Fuller (SPM) 103
233 Benjamin McCall (SP) 101
234 Isaiah Garcia (SP) 100
234 Austin Bird (SPCO) 100
234 Dexter Saxon (HOBB) 100
237 Brayden Lockling (SPCO) 99
238 Alicia Hilzer (HOBB) 98
239 Dylan Ramey (MOD) 97
239 Zachary Hughbanks (HOBB) 97
239 Cale Cunial (SPM) 97
242 Tyler Sefcovic (HOBB) 96
242 Trey Gropp (SP) 96
244 Dylan Rivers (SPCO) 95
244 Blake Holmes (SPCO) 95
246 Dillon McCowan (MOD) 94
246 Broc Braunworth (SPCO) 94
248 Tyler Pedersen (SPCO) 93
249 Joshua Mann (SPCO) 91
249 Jesse Gibson (SPM) 91
249 Clinton Brown (SC) 91
252 Zachary Taylor (SPCO) 90
252 James Love (SPCO) 90
252 McLain Beaudoin (MOD) 90
255 Colby Thornhill (SP) 89
255 Cameron Williams (MOD) 89
257 Dylan Smith (SP) 88
257 Jake Borden (HOBB) 88
259 Tyler Blankenship (SPM) 87
259 Sam Henderson (SP) 87
261 Cody Eggleston (SPCO) 84
261 Caden Lowmiller (HOBB) 84
263 Austin Moore (SSPM) 83
263 Troy III Morris (MOD) 83
265 Brayden Proctor (MOD) 78
265 Spencer Landers (LM) 78
267 Bailey Cousins (SPM) 77
267 Chance Bailey (SPCO) 77
269 Jason Roush (SP) 76
270 Jase Randolph (SP) 75
270 Zakery Vickers (SP) 75
272 Diezel Raynard (HOBB) 74
273 Kyle Jorgenson (SPCO) 68
274 Chloe Van Sant (SPCO) 67
274 Brayden Hilzer (SPCO) 67
274 Enzo Deckers (SPCO) 67
277 Nick Bruegman (HOBB) 66
277 Aiden Wagner (SPCO) 66
277 Joesph Namminga (HOBB) 66
280 Dylan Schantz (SPCO) 65
281 Shawn Johnson Jr. (SC) 64
281 Gavin Meeks (HOBB) 64
283 Connor Danell (SP) 63
283 Jeramiah Zeiter (SPM) 63
283 Zack Hanna (HOBB) 63
286 Dylan Lister (SPM) 62
287 Brady Albertson (SPCO) 61
287 Caden Lemieux (SC) 61
289 Sam Umbarger (HOBB) 60
289 Noah Riddle (SPCO) 60
291 Josh Reece (HOBB) 59
291 Jake Jorgensen (LM) 59
291 Rowdy Heffner (SP) 59
291 Tyler Miller (SP) 59
295 Austin Bouzek (SC) 57
296 Ryan Delisle (SP) 56
297 Wesley Meeks (SPM) 55
298 Matthew Tebbs (SP) 54
298 Jayson Shimer (SPCO) 54
298 Brandon Anderson (SP) 54
301 Alexis Czarapata (SPCO) 53
302 Harley Harkness (HOBB) 51
302 Riley Wolfe (MOD) 51
302 Kirsten Bruce (HOBB) 51
305 Alex Davenport (SP) 49
306 Justin Mills (SP) 47
307 Brenna Schantz (SPCO) 43
308 Nicholas Johnson (SC) 39
308 Joseph Nelson (SPCO) 39
310 Corey Mehrwerth (SPCO) 38
311 Jarrett Brown (MOD) 37
311 Gabriel Ponce (SC) 37
313 Branstin Levi Shue (SP) 36
314 C. J. Horn (LM) 34
315 Joshua Nichols (SC) 32
315 Kyra Harwell (SPCO) 32
315 Tyler Smith (SPM) 32
315 Trent Beaver (SSPM) 32
315 Adam Reifler (SPCO) 32
320 Braydon Gladd (MOD) 31
320 Kaden Dady (SPCO) 31
320 Levi Volkert (SPCO) 31
320 Jace Reid (SSPM) 31
324 Destyn Whitney (SPM) 30
325 Mackenzie S. Yeo-Brown (MOD) 29
325 Chase Weimer (MOD) 29
327 Ethan Hoffman (MOD) 28
327 Malachi Joseph Bierman (SPCO) 28
329 Tyler Eckels (SPM) 27
330 Ericka VanOoyen (SPCO) 26
331 Jordan Encinger (SPCO) 25
332 Jacob Foster (SC) 24
332 Parker Finley (SPM) 24
334 Ethan Steere (MOD) 21
334 Matthew Mayo (SPM) 21
336 Cam Martin (SP) 18
337 Jacob Mallet Jr. (SPM) 15
338 Memphis Villareal (SSPM) 13
339 Jocelyn Olson (SPM) 12
340 Craig Pellegrini Jr. (SP) 11
340 Jack Greuter (HOBB) 11