National Points

Unofficial 2022 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings

Standings become official at noon CST Monday, Oct. 24; Ties broken by 40/39/38 etc. feature finishes  Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds – 1. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 1,024; 2. A.J. Ward, Ionia, Mich., 1,019; 3. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 1,012; 4. Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill., 1,011; 5. Matthew Day, Farmersville, Texas, 999; 6. Ty Clemens, Belgrade, Mont., 998; 7. Owen Barnhill, Milton, Fla., 993; 8. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 989; 9. Matt Werner, Geneseo, Ill., 983; 10. Jed Freiburger, Dubuque, Iowa, 983; 11. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 978; 12. Austen Becerra, Carthage, Ill., 976; 13. Jarrett Brown, Ainsworth, Iowa, 969; 14. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa, 968; 15. Dallon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 966; 16. Chris Morris, Taylor, Texas, 966; 17. Jacob Poel, Nunica, Mich., 961; 18. Bricen James, Albany, Ore., 959; 19. Jeremy Mills, Clear Lake, Iowa, 959; 20. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa, 958. IMCA Sunoco Late Models – 1. Cory Dumpert, Newman Grove, Neb., 811; 2. Andy Nezworski, Blue Grass, Iowa, 791; 3. Jacob Waterman, Colona, Ill., 777; 4. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 768; 5. Chase Osborne, [Read More]

Feature

IMCA announces 2022 national and regional champions, rookies of the year

VINTON, Iowa (Oct. 5, 2022) – First-time Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod king Rodney White joins fellow luminaries Jordan Grabouski, Cory Dumpert, Justin Clark, Mike Nichols, Dillon Richards, Matthew Looft, Dillon Raffurty and Nate Coopman in IMCA’s national championship class of 2022. Nichols is the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car champion for the 11th time while Grabouski, Looft and Coopman all earned career fifth titles in the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified, Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod and Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compact divisions, respectively. Dumpert won a fourth straight IMCA Sunoco Late Model crown. Clark repeated as the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car king, Raffurty as the IMCA STARS Mod Lite champ.  Richards won his own second national IMCA title, this time in the Sunoco Hobby Stocks. He’d ruled the Sport Compact standings in 2017. Shelby Alves raced to her first Lady Eagle prize and Mike Smith is the Junior National Champion.  Grabouski also ruled the Jet Racing Central Modified Region while Ty Clemens paced the Shaw Race Cars Western Region, Travis Denning the Razor Chassis North Central Region, [Read More]

Results

Foulger is double winner at Antioch’s Bowers Memorial West Coast Nationals 

By Candice Martin  ANTIOCH, Calif. (Oct. 1, 2022) – Troy Foulger made two trips to victory lane on an emotional Saturday night at Antioch Speedway. The Oakley driver topped the $3,000 to win 49-lap Friesen Performance IMCA Modified main event at Antioch’s Bill Bowers Memorial West Coast Nationals, driving the 2020 GRT Chassis owned by Bowers’ son.  Earlier in the evening, Foulger had won the $1,200 prize in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature, in a B & B Racing Chassis ride powered by a Billy Bowers-built engine.  Foulger had a front row start for the Modified headliner and took the early lead. Brian Cass held the second spot until Austin Burke gained the position on lap seven. Burke surrendered second to Nebraskan Jacob Hobscheidt on lap 35. The 2020 race winner went low in turn four on lap 44 to take the lead. However, Foulger came back strong in the same turn a lap later to regain command, then held off the tenacious Hobscheidt over the remaining circuits to score the emotional victory.  Burke [Read More]

Results

Oktoberfest fans toast Seidler after IMCA Modified win at Dacotah finale 

By Becca Pelkey MANDAN, N.D. (Oct. 1, 2022) – Veteran Marlyn Seidler led green to checkered in the final race of the season Saturday at Dacotah Speedway, earning $1,000 for his Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature win at the Oktoberfest show.  With 180-plus drivers on hand for the fifth annual special, Seidler and Jeremy Keller quickly distanced themselves from the field before catching lapped traffic. Third running Shawn Strand closed in before a mid-race caution regrouped the field and then led to a string of cautions. Seidler survived each and every restart to lead all 30 laps for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying win over Keller and Strand. Other $1,000 feature winners were Trent Grager in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Rich Pavlicek in the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods and Brandon Beeter in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Dakota Classic Tour champion Grager ran in front of Stock Car Stampede winner Krogh and Randy Klein before Joren Boyce made it a four-car battle late in the race. However, Grager led all 20 laps [Read More]

Results

Ross scores Stock Car win at IMCA Missouri Nationals

By Rick Staley OSBORN, Mo. (Oct. 1, 2022) – Mich Ross showed his IMCA Sunoco Stock Car foes the way to victory lane on Saturday, night two of the Missouri Nationals at US 36 Raceway. The new B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational candidate started outside Randy Smith Jr. on the front row of a main event that promised excitement and fireworks from the drop of the green flag.  As the front two battled, second row starters Chad Clancy and Conner Masoner showed their hand to the leaders. Ross got out front with Clancy in pursuit and the two remained this way through much of the feature. Masoner and Smith faded slightly in the closing laps with JJ Baumli raging to the front. Baumli close in on Clancy and Ross but fell two places shy of taking the win away. Jay Russell and Jace Whitt also scored IMCA feature wins, in the RaceSaver Sprint Car and Friesen Performance Northern SportMod divisions, respectively. Curtis Evans appeared to have the car to beat until Russell found [Read More]

Events

Abilene’s Southern Challenge boasts $2,500 checks for IMCA Modified, Stock Car, Southern SportMod winners 

ABILENE, Texas (Sept. 29, 2022) –  Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods all race for $2,500 top checks at Abilene Speedway’s 28th annual Ryan Bard Memorial Southern Challenge Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14 and 15.      The Modified feature pays a minimum of $300 to start with the winner becoming eligible to qualify for the 2023 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational; both Stock Car and SportMod features pay a minimum of $200 to start, with the Stock Car winner eligible to qualify for the 2023 B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational.  Each of those features will be 30 laps and tow money in all three divisions is $100.   Mach-1 Sport Compacts run for $1,250 to win and $100 to start their 20-lap main event. Drivers can register online at abilenespeedway.com. Early registration for Modifieds, Stocks and Southern SportMods is $85 and $65 for Sport Compacts if paid by Oct. 1 through the www.abilenespeedway.com website or $100 and $80 after that date.   Pit gates open at 2 p.m. and the grandstand [Read More]

Feature

A first for Arkansas as Peyton Taylor paces Race for Hope

BATESVILLE, Ark. (Sept. 22-24, 2022) – The goal Peyton Taylor set back in January was achieved on the final weekend of the 2022 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season.  Taylor won two of the weekend’s three Race For Hope 71 Friesen Performance IMCA Modified features at hometown Batesville Motor Speedway, earning $11,000 in all, along with Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility. More importantly, however, he became the first home state driver to win the Race For Hope crown. “It was just a solid weekend,” said Taylor, runner-up to brother Jeff in Thursday’s opening night show and the winner Friday and Saturday. “Any time you do the points thing it can be stressful but to be the first Arkansas-based team to win this championship is big for our Andrews Autosport team.”  Taylor collected $4,000 for each of the wins, $2,000 for Friday’s runner-up finish and a $1,000 bonus for the three-night high points finish.  He led every lap but the last one on Thursday, losing the lead on the 30th and final circuit and ending [Read More]

Results

Online registration begins for IMCA Clash on the Coast

BAKER, Fla. (Sept. 29, 2022) – IMCA Speedweek returns to Florida in 2023 and Friesen Performance IMCA Modified drivers can now go to www.theclashonthecoast.com to register for the inaugural tour. Presented by IMCA.TV, the Clash on the Coast pays $1,000 to win each night and opens with Feb. 27 and 28 features at Northwest Florida Speedway in Baker, then travels to Southern Raceway in Milton for March 3 and 4 shows.  Clash on the Coast winners become eligible to qualify for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational, while second place each night pays $900, third pays $800, fourth pays $700 and fifth pays $600. Nightly purses total $7,500 with a minimum of $100 paid to start and $50 tow. Drivers competing all four nights are eligible for shares of a $10,000 point fund. The top driver in points earns $2,500 with $1,500 for second and $1,000 for third. Finishing in the top 20 in points will be good for a minimum of $200.  Entry fee each night is $25 with IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Dirt Works [Read More]

Results

IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars Batesville bound for Oct. 12-15 World Championship & Mid-America Championship shows

BATESVILLE, Ark. (Sept. 28, 2022) – Four rich nights of racing for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars are on the fall schedule at Batesville Motor Speedway, beginning with the second annual World IMCA Stock Car Championships Oct. 12-14 and ending with the $10,000 to win Schoenfeld Headers Mid-America IMCA Stock Car Championship on Oct. 15. Feature events Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 12-14 each pay $4,000 to win, $2,000 for second, $1,250 for third and $1,000 for fourth. Minimum start money is $400 and non-qualifier pay is $100.  Winners become eligible to qualify for the 2023 B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational and the top driver in points for the three nights earns a $1,000 bonus.  Pre-entry fee is $150 by Oct. 8 or $200 after that date. Drivers can enter at www.batesvillemotorspeedway.com or call 870 613-1337. The pit gate opens at 1 p.m. on Wednesday with the registration and draw at 4 p.m. Pits open at 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday. The grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. each night. Spectator [Read More]

Feature

Incredible and amazing: Strand, Krogh share superlatives after Stock Car Stampede wins

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (Sept. 24, 2022) – Shawn Strand became a two-time champion while Luke Krogh was a two-time winner at Jamestown Speedway’s 51st annual Stock Car Stampede. Strand added a bookend trophy to the hardware he took home in 2020 and earned $3,000 for his Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature win. Krogh won the first-ever Stampede main event for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod main, collecting $2,000 for each. One hundred and eleven IMCA cars ran in Jamestown’s traditional season-ending special. “This was incredible,” said Strand, who passed Wayne Johnson for the lead and then outran hard charger Kollin Hibdon in the race to the Modified checkers. “This is our most prestigious race in North Dakota. To get the first (trophy) on my shelf was amazing. To get the second one … I’m almost speechless.” “Since the Stampede went IMCA we’ve run pretty well,” continued Strand, who sat out last year’s event after selling his car. “Just the last couple years we’ve had even better success.” He’d started the 25-lapper [Read More]