IMCA Modifieds, Stocks, Northern SportMods join March 24, 25 Thaw Brawls at Davenport 

DAVENPORT, Iowa (March 20, 2023) – Three IMCA divisions join Friday and Saturday Thaw Brawl shows at Davenport Speedway. Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds run for $600 to win March 24 and 25, while IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods chase $500 top checks both nights. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Razor Chassis North Central and EQ Cylinder Heads Northern regional, and Iowa State points will be awarded.  Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Racing follows 6:30 p.m. hot laps. Adult grandstand admission is $30. Gates open at 2 p.m., the grandstand opens at 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. hot laps precede racing on Saturday. Grandstand admission for adults is $35 that evening. Pit passes are $45 or $20 for kids ages 12 and under both nights while grandstand admission for kids is $10 and free for five and under.  The 11th annual Thaw Brawl is powered by Hoker Trucking LLC and C & J Trucking of Iowa LLC. Pit passes are $30 [Read More]


Cotton Bowl starts 10th season with IMCA this Saturday

PAIGE, Texas (March 20, 2023) – Opening night this Saturday marks the 10th consecutive year of sanctioning for three IMCA divisions at Cotton Bowl Speedway. Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Smiley’s Racing Products IMCA Southern SportMods will be joined by the Southern United Sprints in the March 25 lidlifter at Paige. “We worked the track all off-season. It looks really, really good,” said promoter Mary Ann Naumann. “We’re excited about opening night and we’re glad to have the Sprints back. We love the series.”  Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Opening ceremonies are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow.  Tickets are available online or may be purchased at the gate.

Late Model

IMCA Late Model, Sprint Car rookies race for Brodix cylinder head awards 

MENA, Ark. (March 20, 2023) – Rookie drivers in the IMCA Sunoco Late Model and IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car divisions are in the running for Brodix again this season.  The Mena, Ark., manufacturer, family owned and operated for more than half a century, gives cylinder head sets to national rookies of the year in both divisions. The highest finishing spec engine driver in national Late Model point standings receives the same award. All three awards will be presented during IMCA’s national banquet in November. Drivers in both divi­sions are re­quired to display two Brodix logos on their race cars.  The 2023 season is Brodix’ 27th consecutive as an IMCA sponsor.  “The number of new drivers and new sanctions will make rookie of the year standings in our Late Model and Sprint Car divisions fun to watch,” commented IMCA Marketing Integration and Sponsorship Director Carson Becker-Gramm. “It’s been a privilege for us to facilitate these awards and appreciate the support Brodix has given IMCA and rookie drivers for so many years now.” Information about Brodix cylinder heads [Read More]

Hobby Stock

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through March 16, 2023

Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 571; 2. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa, 413; 3. Troy Morris III, Bakersfield, Calif., 369; 4. Grey Ferrando, Stayton, Ore., 344; 5. Andrew Pearce, Oakley, Calif., 328; 6. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 306; 7. Jeremy Thornton, Chandler, Ariz., 291; 8. Timothy Allerdings, Prescott Valley, Ariz., 281; 9. William “Bill” Miller, Yuma, Ariz., 267; 10. Zachary Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 266; 11. Jonathan Mawhinney, Las Vegas, Nev., 260; 12. Jeremy Mills, Clear Lake, Iowa, 226; 13. Jason Barnhill, Pace, Fla., 224; 14. Braxton Yeager, Green River, Wy., 220; 15. Kody Scholpp, Estevan, Sask., 207; 16. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 205; 17. Jacob Hobscheidt, Plattsmouth, Neb., 203; 18. Jake Pike, Pahrump, Nev., 199; 19. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif., 197; 20. Dalton Houghton, Rosamond, Calif., 196.  IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, and Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, both 40; 3. Trey Schmidt, Conroe, Texas, and Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, both 39; 5. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 38; 6. Caleb Padgett, Madisonville, Texas, and Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, [Read More]


Fast Shafts continues title sponsor support for IMCA Modified All-Star Invitational 

DES MOINES, Iowa (March 17, 2023) – One of the most prestigious races at the biggest event in all of dirt track racing is sponsored again this September by Fast Shafts.  The Des Moines, Iowa, manufacturer and repair shop returns as title sponsor of the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational and will provide a portion of the purse to be awarded to the 30 Modified drivers taking the green flag on Sept. 8, during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. All-Star drivers also receive a custom Velocita fire suit and mini replica driveshaft. Other awards to be given by Fast Shafts at the upcoming Super Nationals include driveshafts to longest tow qualifiers for Modified, Stock Car, Northern SportMod, Hobby Stock, Late Model and Mod Lite main events; and $50 product certificates for top five Modified, Stock, Northern SportMod and Hobby Stock non-qualifiers and to top five Late Model and Mod Lite finishers.  “Super Nationals has been a huge event for us. It’s the number one event we look forward to every year,” said [Read More]

Northern SportMod

Silver Dollar Speedway sets four dates for IMCA Northern SportMods

CHICO, Calif. (March 15, 2023) – The biggest race of the season, and three Friday dates at Silver Dollar Speedway will feature Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods. Along with May 5, July 21 and Aug. 25 shows, the IMCA class will be a headliner for the July 4 Independence Day extravaganza at the quarter-mile northern California dirt oval. “We always have full grandstands and fireworks. That will be a big night for us and for the IMCA Northern SportMods,” said long-time announcer and first-year general manager Troy Hennig. “We understand the importance of IMCA drivers being able to race for national, state and track points, and they’ll be able to do that again at Chico this season.” Track points will be awarded each night and a track champion crowned. The division had made its first appearance at Silver Dollar Speedway in 2016.  With new duties as the general manager, Hennig will spend part of the night at the mic while tending to other responsibilities on both sides of the track.  “I started announcing and doing public relations here [Read More]


DeVilbiss Racing Chassis takes title sponsor role in IMCA’s Eastern Region for Modifieds 

FARMINGTON, N.M. (March 14, 2023) – Instead of racing for a regional championship himself this season, Zane DeVilbiss will help crown one. The long-time and much-accomplished driver owns DeVilbiss Racing Chassis, new title sponsor of the Eastern Region for IMCA Modifieds. “We started talking to IMCA about getting more involved with them eight or nine months ago,” explained DeVilbiss. “We have been building Modified chassis for 17 years now and have cars in more than 20 states. Becoming a regional title sponsor is a good way for us to get our name out to a lot of potential customers and in a part of the country that is both relatively new for us and a new opportunity.” Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds running weekly in Florida, Michigan, New York and Pennsylvania are in the DeVilbiss Racing Chassis Eastern Region. Points earned in the recently completed Clash on the Coast, and in the upcoming NY-Penn Series will also figure toward Eastern region standings. The champion earns a $2,500 share of the $6,000 point fund to be paid [Read More]


Arkansas Spring Nationals March 24, 25 bring IMCA Modifieds, Stocks to Batesville

BATESVILLE, Ark. (March 14, 2023) – Checks for $1,500 and All-Star eligibility are at stake for Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars both nights of Batesville Motor Speedway’s Friday and Saturday, March 24-25 Arkansas Spring Nationals. The 2023 lidlifter is presented by IMCA.TV, which broadcasts both race nights. Modified winners earn Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility while Stock Car winners become eligible to qualify for the B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Jet Racing Central and EQ Cylinder Heads Southern regional, Arkansas State and track points will be awarded.  Non-qualifier pay is $50.  An open practice runs from 7-10 p.m. Thursday, March 23. Pit passes that evening are $20. The grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m., hot laps are at 7 p.m. and racing is at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Pit passes are $35 while spectator admission is $10 for adults and free for kids ages 14 and under.  The pits open at 4 p.m. each day. More information is available by calling 870 [Read More]

Late Model

Sunoco bonus nights scheduled for IMCA Late Models

VINTON, Iowa (March 13, 2023) – IMCA Late Model drivers are in the running for $250 bonuses again this season courtesy of division title sponsor Sunoco Race Fuels. Winners of features on designated race nights at each track that sanctions the division and at two special events receive those bonuses. In the event that driver has already won and received a bonus at an earlier event, it will be presented to the next eligible finishing driver. Division Director Joe Hayes or another IMCA representative will make the check presentation on these nights: Saturday, May 13 at Independence, Iowa, Motor Speedway. Friday, May 19 at Crawford County Speedway in Denison, Iowa. Saturday, May 20 at Shelby Co Speedway in Harlan, Iowa. Sunday, June 4 at Dubuque, Iowa, Fairgrounds Speedway. Friday, June 9 at Boone County Raceway in Albion, Neb. Saturday, June 10 at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. Wednesday, July 5 for the Denny Osborn Memorial at Independence Motor Speedway. Thursday, July 13 at US 30 Speedway in Columbus, Neb. Saturday, July 15 at Off [Read More]


Muscatine Mall to host pre-season race car show

By Jerry Mackey MUSCATINE, Iowa (March 13, 2023) – The 2023 racing season In Eastern Iowa is just around the corner and the Muscatine Mall will be hosting a pre-season race car show to rev up the enthusiasm for the season in our area. Drivers from around the area will have their shiny new 2023 race cars on display in the Muscatine Mall starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 18. Race fans of all ages will have the opportunity to see the cars up close and will meet the drivers and crews and can ask all about their race teams and get autographs. In addition to over 20 race cars on display, several racing go karts will also be on display. Area race tracks will be represented and have schedules and special event information available. Race tracks represented will include The CJ Speedway, located on the Louisa County Fairgrounds in Columbus Junction, the Davenport Speedway, located on the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport and the West Liberty Raceway located on the Muscatine County Fairgrounds [Read More]