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 10/2)

Rank Driver Points
1 Kaden Reynolds (HOBB) 798
2 Dallon Murty (SC) 792
3 Jayden Schmidt (SPM) 789
4 Drake Bohlmeyer (SPCO) 773
5 Matthew Day (SSPM) 768
6 Logan Duffy (LM) 767
7 Jack Bransom (SPCO) 765
8 Brianna Maughlin (SPCO) 758
8 Cade Richards (SPM) 758
10 Nathan Kohl (SPCO) 753
11 Mike Smith (HOBB) 751
12 Justin Erickson (SPM) 749
13 Kollin Hibdon (MOD) 747
14 Dennis Cosens (SPCO) 740
15 Blake Clark (SC) 734
16 Carter Koop (HOBB) 726
17 Jerrett Bransom (SSPM) 724
18 Brodee Eckerdt (HOBB) 717
19 Dylan Sillman (MOD) 716
19 Ashton Wilkey (MOD) 716
21 Krissy Carpenter (SPCO) 715
21 Jenna Hagemann (SPCO) 715
23 Casey Brunson (SSPM) 714
24 Keagan Haralson (SPCO) 713
25 Blake Luinenburg (HOBB) 701
26 Christopher Thram (SP) 696
27 Kyler Johnson (SP) 689
28 Jackson Harpole (SSPM) 688
29 Cole Jones (MOD) 685
30 Jake Pike (MOD) 683
31 Jayden Larson (MOD) 678
32 Dylan Thornton (MOD) 673
33 Tyler A. Inman (SPM) 671
34 Ben Reierson (HOBB) 670
34 Kolby Stegman (SC) 670
36 Ayden Steffens (MOD) 667
37 JayDe Satcho (SPCO) 665
38 Dylan VanWyk (SPM) 662
39 Jaden Fryer (MOD) 660
40 Braden Richards (HOBB) 652
40 Dawson March (SPM) 652
42 Kenzie Ritter (SC) 651
43 Jaxon Jett Saathoff (MOD) 650
44 Kevin Bolte (SPCO) 644
45 Beau Collins (MOD) 634
46 Riley Christensen (HOBB) 629
47 Shane DeVolder (MOD) 616
48 Tanner Thomas (SPM) 615
49 Taylor Brown (SPCO) 610
50 Aspen Russell (SC) 608
51 Cole Wayman (SPM) 594
51 Jerry Flippo (MOD) 594
51 Michael Thing (MOD) 594
54 Izac Mallicoat (SPM) 589
55 Brady Hilmer (SPM) 578
56 Maguire DeJong (SPM) 576
57 Landon Price (SP) 575
57 Shawn Marquez Jr. (SSPM) 575
59 Shyanne McCulley (SPCO) 566
60 Dalton Weepie (HOBB) 563
61 Raymond Doyle (SC) 562
62 Gage Reisdorph (SPCO) 560
63 Gage Noyes (SC) 559
64 Jake Frye (SP) 557
65 Max Nelson (SPM) 550
65 Cole Babcock (MOD) 550
67 Austin Rhoades (SC) 546
68 Parker Vollbrecht (HOBB) 540
69 Bingston "B. J." Rogers (HOBB) 535
70 Kyler Satran (HOBB) 519
71 Skyla Miller (HOBB) 517
72 Kaden Honeycutt (SSPM) 514
73 Nash Koehn (SPCO) 513
74 T. J. Wyman (MOD) 508
75 Brock Leibhart (SPCO) 490
76 Andrew Pearce (SPM) 488
77 Ethan Killingsworth (SPM) 484
78 J. J. Reimers (SPM) 483
79 Logan Schmitz (SPM) 475
80 Casey Smith (MOD) 474
81 Case Penrod (SSPM) 472
82 Devon Jadwin (MOD) 468
83 Victorya Truemner (MOD) 467
84 Austin Powell (SPL) 465
85 Jeffery Teske (SPM) 464
85 Brendon Yamry (SPM) 464
85 Chester "Buddy" Kniss (MOD) 464
88 Kodey R. Miles (HOBB) 462
88 Kruz Kepner (SP) 462
90 Brett Konst (HOBB) 459
90 Jordan Sours (MOD) 459
92 Gabriel Zellner (SPM) 457
93 Alyssa Nelson (SPCO) 456
94 Dyllan Ricks (SPM) 451
95 Kaleb Emerson (SSPM) 450
96 Tanner Conn (SP) 444
97 Ryan Greenwood (HOBB) 443
97 Tylan Lambertus (HOBB) 443
99 Austin Rogers (SPM) 439
99 Alissa Palsrok (SPM) 439
101 Chandler Dodge (HOBB) 437
102 Mitchell Bunch (SPCO) 436
103 Jaeden Strandberg (HOBB) 429
104 Blake Scott (SP) 421
105 Amanda MacDonald (SPCO) 420
106 Shaine Bennett (SPM) 419
107 Kamden Barnett (HOBB) 418
108 Sean Leasure (SPCO) 417
109 Alyssa White (HOBB) 415
109 Alex Aderman (SPCO) 415
111 Andrew Klokke (SPCO) 414
111 Tomi Duarte (HOBB) 414
113 Brayden Ahlers (SPM) 410
114 Braiden Benjamin (SPCO) 408
115 Kaylin Lopez (SPM) 407
115 Anthony Franklin (SPM) 407
117 Carson Patchen (SPCO) 406
118 Drake Findley (MOD) 405
118 Bayden Ruikka (SPCO) 405
120 Colton Trembath (SPCO) 402
121 Briana Worthington (SPCO) 400
122 Grant Manthe (SPM) 399
123 Marshal Van De Vegte (HOBB) 398
124 Jordan T. Miles (HOBB) 395
125 Alyssa Smith (MOD) 385
126 Caleb Gardner (HOBB) 381
127 Keaten Froemke (SC) 380
127 Keyonna Young (SPCO) 380
129 Nicholas Carpenter (MOD) 378
129 Colby Stubblefield (SP) 378
131 Michael Leach (MOD) 377
132 Max Oreskovich (SPM) 374
133 Jace Hanson (HOBB) 372
134 Eston Whisler (MOD) 369
134 Tristan Raths (SPCO) 369
136 Chase Burda (MOD) 367
137 Kolby Sabin (SPCO) 366
138 Bryson Yeager (MOD) 365
139 Joren Fisher (HOBB) 360
139 Brock Rogers (SPM) 360
141 Josh Vis (SC) 359
142 Brian Cronin (SPCO) 353
143 Taylor Manderfield (HOBB) 339
144 Ryan Peery (SPM) 338
145 Jordan Welch (SP) 333
146 Riley Wolfe (MOD) 330
147 Colton Horner (MOD) 329
148 Ethan Krall (SPM) 328
149 Kayla Siercks (HOBB) 326
150 Blaine Webster (SPM) 325
151 Chandler Fox (MOD) 324
152 Casey Merrell (SP) 317
153 Cole Suckow (SPM) 312
154 Austin Kemper (SC) 311
155 Hunter Vogan (SPM) 310
156 Tyson Keeney (MOD) 306
157 Bayley Ballenger (SP) 305
158 Justin Reed (SPCO) 304
159 Tyler Rodgers (SPM) 299
159 Austin Saunders (SP) 299
159 Lindsey Thompson (MOD) 299
162 Trivette Phillips (SPCO) 298
163 Tanner Engen (HOBB) 296
164 Samantha Milburn (HOBB) 295
164 David Ryan Sanford Jr. (SC) 295
164 Hayden Hillgartner (SPM) 295
167 Trey Burke (SP) 293
168 Joseph Nelson (SPCO) 290
168 Noah Williams (SPM) 290
170 Andrea Jacobson (HOBB) 289
171 Alison Bird (SPCO) 288
172 Kaiden Tuchscherer (HOBB) 287
172 Alicia Hilzer (HOBB) 287
174 Brayden Lockling (SPCO) 286
174 Shaye-MaLeigh Howe (SPCO) 286
174 Brady Albertson (SPCO) 286
177 Logan Leary (SC) 280
178 Brayden Weller (SPCO) 279
179 Brayden Hilzer (SPCO) 277
179 Alex Vervynck (SPM) 277
181 Logan Knudson (HOBB) 275
182 Shawn Johnson Jr. (SC) 274
183 Nicholas Krattenmaker (SPCO) 272
184 Mason Nash (MOD) 271
185 Aiden Wagner (SPCO) 268
185 Jadin Fuller (SPM) 268
187 Bailey Cousins (SPM) 267
188 Abby Meulebroeck (SPM) 262
188 Summer Anderson (SPM) 262
190 Christopher Zenz (SPCO) 260
190 Blake Holmes (SPCO) 260
192 Dexter Saxon (HOBB) 258
192 Alex Fenstermaker (SPCO) 258
194 Logan Dinsmore (MOD) 257
195 Tyler Sefcovic (HOBB) 256
196 William Evenson (MOD) 254
197 Colton Chew (SPM) 250
198 Benjamin McCall (SP) 248
199 Haley Boldt (SPCO) 240
200 Ayden Hager (SPCO) 238
201 Kaishen Brack (SPCO) 237
201 Austin Bird (SPCO) 237
203 Dillion Thomas (MOD) 235
204 Tyler Weeks (SPM) 234
205 Diezel Raynard (HOBB) 233
206 Brandon Carmichael (SPCO) 231
207 Carson Wyatt (MOD) 230
207 Cale Cozad (SP) 230
207 Troy III Morris (MOD) 230
210 Lincoln Drewis (SP) 229
211 Reven Bitting (HOBB) 228
211 Jaycee Bruns (SC) 228
213 Owen Carlson (SP) 227
213 Grant Alex Mlinar (HOBB) 227
215 Jordan Encinger (SPCO) 225
216 Anthony Sabinash (SPM) 224
217 Kirsten Bruce (HOBB) 222
218 Andrew Hancock (MOD) 221
219 Cooper D. Stroud (HOBB) 220
220 Skyler Winebarger (SPM) 214
221 Matthew Tebbs (SPL) 213
222 Reggie Bilek (SPCO) 210
223 Mackenzie S. Yeo-Brown (MOD) 209
224 Gavyn Manning (MOD) 208
225 Saban Bibent (SP) 207
225 Broc Braunworth (SPCO) 207
227 Max Heimbuch (SPCO) 206
228 Quinton Yutterman (SC) 202
228 Kaden Dady (SPCO) 202
230 Nicholas Profeta (SPM) 200
231 Bradyn Blackhart (SPCO) 199
232 Brett Doege (HOBB) 198
233 Chase Metheney (SP) 197
234 Enzo Deckers (SPCO) 196
234 Ian Roschewski (HOBB) 196
236 Owen Richards (SPCO) 195
237 Austin Moore (SSPM) 192
238 Zachary Hughbanks (HOBB) 191
238 Jackson Vsetecka (HOBB) 191
240 Quinton Shelton (SPCO) 190
241 Spencer Landers (LM) 187
242 Jimmy III Breeding (SC) 186
243 Kayden Dirks (SPM) 185
244 Jaeger Sypnieski (HOBB) 184
245 Trenton Simon (MOD) 183
245 Ryan Veal (MOD) 183
247 Brooklyn Holland (SP) 182
248 Zach Wisdom (SSPM) 180
248 Wesley Meeks (SPM) 180
250 Dann E. III Perry (MOD) 179
250 Jesse Burks (MOD) 179
252 Jake Jorgensen (LM) 174
253 Garrit Caswell (SPCO) 173
253 Dylan Smith (SP) 173
255 Alyssa Dietrich (SPCO) 171
256 Justin Mills (SP) 170
257 Brady Kohrs (MOD) 168
258 Cutter Spalding (HOBB) 166
258 Nathan Rolfe (SPM) 166
260 Alexis Czarapata (SPCO) 165
261 Dillon McCowan (MOD) 164
262 Merissa Henson (SPM) 161
262 Jesse Abels (SPCO) 161
264 Dylan Ramey (MOD) 160
265 Koby Way (SC) 158
265 Braedon Barlow (SPCO) 158
267 Andrew Rayburn (SPM) 156
268 Joshua Mann (SPCO) 155
269 John Neal Reid (SSPM) 154
269 John Holtger (SPM) 154
269 Andrew Allen (SP) 154
272 Jesse Gibson (SPM) 152
272 Brandon Allison (SPM) 152
274 Chloe Van Sant (SPCO) 151
274 C. J. Horn (LM) 151
276 Tyler Walker (SC) 149
277 Tyler Rose (SSPM) 148
277 Craig Pellegrini Jr. (SP) 148
277 Clinton Brown (SC) 148
280 River Diehn (SPCO) 146
281 Rowdy Heffner (SPL) 145
282 Riley Mann (HOBB) 142
283 Jackson Slone (SP) 141
284 Jack Hearty (LM) 140
285 Aurora Dietrich (SPCO) 136
286 Tyler Miller (SPL) 135
287 Tanner Barnhart (MOD) 132
288 Gavin Meeks (HOBB) 130
288 Brionna Fuller (SPM) 130
290 Cale Cunial (SPM) 129
291 Kaiden Black (SC) 128
292 Isaiah Garcia (SP) 125
292 Noah Riddle (SPCO) 125
294 Ryan Delisle (SP) 124
295 Dylan Rivers (SPCO) 123
295 Tucker Stevens (MOD) 123
295 Vinny Rabozzi (SSPM) 123
298 Sam Henderson (SP) 122
299 Chase Wilkinson (SC) 121
299 Jason Roush (SP) 121
301 Zack Hanna (HOBB) 120
302 Garrett Bennett (MOD) 119
302 James Love (SPCO) 119
302 Lea Pederson (SPCO) 119
302 Caden Lowmiller (HOBB) 119
306 Beau Begnaud (MOD) 118
307 Brody Sim (MOD) 117
307 Jacob Mallet Jr. (SPM) 117
309 Jacob Snyder (MOD) 116
310 Austin Bouzek (SC) 114
311 Chase Keller (HOBB) 113
312 Alex Davenport (SP) 111
313 Dalton Webb (SP) 110
313 Malachi Joseph Bierman (SPCO) 110
315 Jeramiah Zeiter (SPM) 108
315 Trey Gropp (SP) 108
315 Branstin Levi Shue (SP) 108
318 Brayden Proctor (MOD) 105
318 Jaden Brown (SP) 105
320 Nicholas Johnson (SC) 102
321 Cody Burgess (MOD) 101
322 Joshua Nichols (SC) 100
322 Caden Lemieux (SC) 100
324 Joesph Namminga (HOBB) 95
325 Parker Finley (SPM) 93
325 Connor Danell (SP) 93
325 Tyler Pedersen (SPCO) 93
328 Sam Umbarger (HOBB) 91
329 Zachary Taylor (SPCO) 90
329 McLain Beaudoin (MOD) 90
331 Colby Thornhill (SP) 89
331 Cameron Williams (MOD) 89
333 Jake Borden (HOBB) 88
334 Tyler Blankenship (SPM) 87
334 Kolbie Mace (MOD) 87
336 Zakery Vickers (SP) 86
337 Braydon Gladd (MOD) 85
338 Cody Eggleston (SPCO) 84
339 Dalton Mach (SPCO) 79
340 Brody Neisen (SPCO) 78
341 Chance Bailey (SPCO) 77
342 Jase Randolph (SP) 75
343 Jarrett Brown (MOD) 73
344 Chase Weimer (MOD) 72
345 Corey Mehrwerth (SPCO) 68
345 Kyle Jorgenson (SPCO) 68
347 Nick Bruegman (HOBB) 66
348 Kadyn Nelson (SPCO) 65
348 Dylan Schantz (SPCO) 65
350 Tristan Mikesell (SPCO) 64
351 Dylan Lister (SPM) 62
352 Mason Daugherty (SP) 61
353 Josh Reece (HOBB) 59
354 Trent Beaver (SSPM) 58
355 Jack Greuter (HOBB) 57
356 Ericka VanOoyen (SPCO) 55
357 Jayson Shimer (SPCO) 54
357 Brandon Anderson (SP) 54
359 Destyn Whitney (SPM) 51
359 Harley Harkness (HOBB) 51
361 Austin Daffern (SC) 48
362 Chris Wilson (SC) 45
362 Ethan Steere (MOD) 45
364 Brenna Schantz (SPCO) 43
365 Isaiah Shinette (HOBB) 41
366 Michael Luberda Jr. (MOD) 40
367 Dale III Kaake (MOD) 37
367 Donavyn Knokey (SP) 37
367 Matthew Mayo (SPM) 37
367 Gabriel Ponce (SC) 37
371 Kalyb Brunssen (HOBB) 36
372 Hayden Linn (SC) 32
372 Kyra Harwell (SPCO) 32
372 Tyler Smith (SPM) 32
372 Adam Reifler (SPCO) 32
376 Levi Volkert (SPCO) 31
376 Jace Reid (SSPM) 31
378 Alexis Richards (SPCO) 30
379 Ethan Hoffman (MOD) 28
379 Garrett Ball (SPCO) 28
381 Tyler Eckels (SPM) 27
382 Skyelin Krohlow (SPM) 26
383 Jacob Foster (SC) 24
384 Jakob Schwien (HOBB) 23
385 Hunter Welch (SSPM) 22
386 Dallas Topel (SPCO) 21
387 Cam Martin (SP) 18
388 Memphis Villareal (SSPM) 13
389 Jocelyn Olson (SPM) 12