• IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through May 23, 2024
    Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 988; 2. Troy Morris III, Bakersfield, Calif., 902; 3. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa, and William “Bill” Miller, Yuma, Ariz., both 687; 5. Grey Ferrando, Stayton, Ore., 642; 6. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 608; 7. Spencer Diercks, Davenport, Iowa, 602; 8. Izac Mallicoat, Boone, Iowa, 555; 9. Charlie Mohr, Bettendorf, Iowa, 524; 10. Owen Barnhill, Milton, Fla., 494; 11. Tyson Blood, Tumwater, Wash., 489; 12. Trevor Fitz, Marshalltown, Iowa, 479; 13. Matt Werner, Geneseo, Ill., 472; 14. Jeff Larson, Freeport, Ill., 459; 15. Jonathan Mawhinney, Las Vegas, Nev., 449; 16. Chris Zogg, New Liberty, Iowa, 439; 17. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, and Todd Shute, Norwalk, Iowa, both 420; 19. Jacob Mallet Jr., Oakley, Calif., 419; 20. Cole Czarneski, Denmark, Wis., 415. IMCA Sunoco Late Models – 1. Evan Miller, Silvis, Ill., 431; 2. Jesse Bodin, Silvis, Ill., 377; 3. Andy Nezworski, Blue Grass, Iowa, 334; 4. Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill., 310; 5. Mitch Morris, Long Grove, Iowa, 307; 6. Dylan Schmer, Aurora, Neb., 290; 7. Christopher Lawrence, Colona, [Read More]
  • Thornton, Looft are awesome, unbelievable in IMCA wins at Quarter Million Dollar Challenge
    SPENCER, Iowa (May 22, 2024) – “Awesome” and “unbelievable” were among the adjectives two of IMCA’s most accomplished drivers used in victory lane Wednesday night, following $16,667 feature wins at Clay County Fair Speedway’s Quarter Million Dollar Challenge. Ricky Thornton Jr. made his return to IMCA pay off, dueling with Dallon Murty while leading from the drop of the green to the checkered in a 30-lap IMCA Sunoco Stock Car contest slowed only by two early cautions. And Matthew Looft caught Jake Sachau after midway and led to the end of a fast-paced and caution-free Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod 30-lapper Two hundred and fifty cars saw action Wednesday at Spencer, including 104 Stock Cars and 101 Northern SportMods. Cory Probst was the $1,000 IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock winner and Tom Berry Jr.’s $1,500 Friesen Performance IMCA Modified victory came in the final race of the inaugural special. Thornton, a four-time champion at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s with nearly 200 sanctioned wins on his resume in three divisions and now [Read More]
  • CPT Racing Manufacturing renews IMCA awards with expansion plans in near future
    SONOMA, Calif. (May 22, 2024) – The first parts Chris Compton made that he didn’t put on his own race car quickly sold on eBay. Fast forward a decade and Compton, a former IMCA Modified driver, is making plans to expand his CPT Racing Manufacturing in a new location, while continuing awards programs for both special events and Super Nationals competitors for a seventh season. A top five finisher at each of 45 designated Friesen Performance IMCA Modified and Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod specials receives a $50 gift certificate, while the fourth place finisher in the Modified main event at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s receives a CPT biscuit pull bar, the fourth place driver in the Northern SportMod main event a set of two link brackets. “We are an innovative, solution-oriented company and can cater to a customer’s needs or design something specific they need,” the self-taught Compton said. “I believe our products are as good if not better as anybody’s.” The suspension components specialist continues to expand that [Read More]
  • Killingsworth, Allerdings score Saturday wins at Yreka
    By Ben Deatherage YREKA, Calif. (May 18, 2024) – Yreka Speedway capped off its doubleheader weekend with Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds and Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods filling the Saturday night card and put on some incredible racing. The Northern SportMods witnessed a nail-biting main event. Gabriel Chavez engaged in a fierce battle for the lead with Austin Petray and hometown hero Bo Crebs right from the start before Petray and Crebs tangled and were forced to retire early.   Back to green, Chavez was under heavy fire from Steven Sanders, who beat him at the line in a mad dash for first place to pace the field for the second circuit. The pass, however, was negated due to another caution. On the subsequent restart, Sanders maneuvered around Chavez to take the lead on the officially completed second lap. Sanders then attempted to distance himself from the rest of the pack but was eventually overtaken by Ryan Peery on lap five. The Yreka standout was looking to sweep the weekend had to hit the pause button due to [Read More]
  • County fair checkers are IMCA first for Connelly
    By Candice Martin  ANTIOCH, Calif. (May 18, 2024) – Antioch Speedway fans were treated to two nights of racing during the annual Contra Costa County Fair with Saturday offered a trio of exciting IMCA sanctioned races. This included the first win for Dylan Connelly in the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod main event, Kellen Chadwick in the Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds and Travis Dutra in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. Connelly had come close on multiple occasions during the previous two IMCA SportMod seasons. On Saturday, he refused to let any of the yellow flag situations cost him a well-earned win. Connelly took the lead from Kelly Campanile with a turn four pass on the second lap. Jason Ryan Jr. quickly settled into second. Fred Ryland settled into third on the fourth lap but he spun for a lap six yellow flag. Connelly continued to set the pace ahead of Ryan on the restart, and a yellow flag waved for Joseph Pato on lap 16. Connelly kept his poise on the restart and surged ahead [Read More]
  • Towns dominates in IMCA Modified triumph at Cottage Grove
    By Ben Deatherage COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (May 18, 2024) – Cottage Grove Speedway was abuzz with excitement on Saturday, May 18 for Armed Forces Night, a special event presented by Shriner’s.  When the Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds took to the track for their finale, Curtis Towns made the most of his front row starting position. Known for his quick starts, Towns shot off like a cannon and stayed in control despite an early caution. An early caution slowed things down but couldn’t dampen the intense competition. Defending Oregon State champion Carter Patterson pushed hard to overtake Towns couldn’t quite find a way to the front and the leader continued to pull away.  This intensified the second-place race as Jake Mayden battled hard with Patterson. Mayden eventually obtained the runner-up spot and then began to chase down Towns despite a big gap separating the two.  Towns managed to put some lapped traffic between himself and Mayden to secure a dominating victory, his first of the season. Mayden was followed by Patterson in third. Jimmy Owen led the [Read More]
  • Davenport Speedway beefs up IMCA Modified payday this Friday
    DAVENPORT, Iowa (May 21, 2024) – Scott County Cattlemen will do the grilling and Friesen Performance IMCA Modified drivers will do the racing for $1,000 to win this Friday night at Davenport Speedway. The cattlemen’s association sponsors the May 24 race program, which sees SLMR Super Late Models on the holiday weekend card along with the Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods. Purse for the Modified main event tops $9,000. The winner also becomes eligible to qualify for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational while the runner-up earns $800, 10th place pays $400 and taking the green flag is good for $100. Tow money is $75. Modifieds are draw/redraw and their entry fee is $30. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and state points will be awarded; Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods also earn track points. Pit passes are $40 or $25 for ages 10 and under. Spectator admission is $25 for adults, $10 for kids ages 5-10 and free for four and under. Pit gates open at 3:30 p.m. and [Read More]
  • Saturday IMCA feature wins are especially sweet at Eagle
    By Greg Soukup EAGLE, Neb. (May 18, 2024) – Benji Legg was among the IMCA drivers enjoying the sweet taste of victory on Buckets of Candy Night Saturday at Eagle Raceway. Legg led Tyler Jackson, Thomas Etherton and Jeremy Down in taking the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car checkers at America’s Home Track. “I won a lot of races in a SportMod here and then quit racing after 2015. I came back in 2020 in this stock car when Johnny Saathoff and I hooked back up,” he said post-race. “I really haven’t raced the Stock Car up here that much, but we had a really good run at the Icebreaker, finishing second. “We had an off week down at Beatrice and that gave me some extra time, so I thought I would come up here and try again,” he continued. “I knew it was going to be tough starting 11th but we got lucky.” Also making their way to the winner’s circle were Clint Homan in the Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, Tige Jensen in the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint [Read More]
  • Hesse hauls to career first checkers at Arlington
    ARLINGTON, Minn. (May 18, 2024) – Cole Hesse became a first-time winner, on a night of firsts Saturday at Arlington Raceway. The Gibbon hotshoe made the most of the lower line, made his way to the front of the field by lap five and then made his way to victory lane following his career-first Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod victory. “Definitely down low was fastest, and it seemed like (turns) one and two were better for me,” said Hesse, who would pull away to a two second advantage before the end of the race. “I’ve got one trophy now and hopefully I can add more. That’s always the goal.” Hesse had started in the second row and was in command before halfway. He was a quarter of a lap ahead of second running Jeff Carter, who held Matt Looft in check for the entire distance. “I’ve always said that finishing second running against (six-time national champion) Looft was like winning,” said Hesse, starting his second full season in the class. “This win takes a huge [Read More]
  • IMCA Modifieds headline Clash on holiday weekend at Grays Harbor 
    ELMA, Wash. (May 20, 2024) – IMCA drivers will race for a couple nice paydays, then they’ll sit back and enjoy one of the best fireworks displays in the Pacific Northwest at Grays Harbor Raceway’s May 25 and 26 Modified Clash. The Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature on Saturday pays $2,000 to win, the Sunday main event $2,500 to win before the fireworks show brings an end to the Memorial Weekend event.   Both are Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility races and pay a minimum of $100 to start the feature. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Shaw Race Cars Western Region, state and track points will be awarded each night. Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods race for $600 to win and a minimum of $75 to start each night. Entry fee for the weekend is $80 for Modifieds and $40 for Northern SportMods. Pit passes are $40 if purchased on line or $45 each night at the gate. Spectator admission for adults is $19 online or $21 at the gate, for seniors 62 and [Read More]
  • Aikey takes top honors at Benton County Speedway
    VINTON, Iowa (May 19, 2024) – Rain may have caused a delay, but it didn’t put a damper on Sunday’s racing program at Benton County Speedway. A rain shower that started as the first heat of the night hit the track forced a delay of more than an hour. When the skies cleared, it was business as usual at The Bullring. Jeff Aikey found success in the Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds. From his pole position start, Aikey powered away from the field in the Wright Way Trailers 20-lapper and then withstood challenges on a couple restarts to race to victory. Chris Zogg, Brennen Chipp and Troy Morris III completed the top four. Tony Olson made a dazzling move following a caution midway through the 15-lapper for Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods to score his second win of the season. Running fourth at the time racing resumed, Olson found on opening on the low side of the speedway in turn two and had the lead by the time he hit the back stretch. From there, he [Read More]
  • Trenchard, Peery are first on Friday night at Yreka
    By Ben Deatherage YREKA, Calif. (May 17, 2024) – After nearly a month off of racing, Yreka Speedway roared back to life on Friday with a race program that attracted drivers from California, Oregon, Nevada, and Arizona. The Friesen Performance IMCA Modified main event began with a wild start as a car at the front of the field got sideways in turns three and four. Nick Trenchard used some evasive maneuvers to get around the spinning ride then settled into the front spot. The race stayed green before another caution came out on the ninth circuit.  Before the main event’s second and final stoppage, a wild three-car tussle for second place position ensued between Mallet, Arizona traveler Timothy Allerdings and Monte Bischoff. The Klamath Falls, Ore. phenom Trenchard was lights out fast and had no issues with open track conditions or lapped traffic on his way to his second victory of the 2024 season and 20th career triumph at Yreka. Allerdings fended off all contenders to grab second, with the veteran Bischoff ending up third. [Read More]
  • Kirchoff tops DCRP’s Tumbleweed Classic
    By Sheldon Wickwar DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 18, 2024) – He didn’t lead the most laps, just the most important ones. Jack Kirchoff grabbed the lead as the white flag waved, then held off the rest of the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod field for a $500 payday at Dodge City Raceway Park’s Tumbleweed Classic. Dalton Bell ended in second, Kirchoff’s son Ryan in third. “It’s a good feeling. The car handled well,” the Garden City speedster said after wheeling a 2018 1st Class Chassis to his first feature victory of the season. “It was a good night for us. We won our heat, we had a lot of fun and my son did well, too.” “It was a good night for both of us.” The front row of the 20-lap feature event was Shawn Ward and Bell. A four-wide battle broke out right away but Bell scooted away with the lead. Jack Kirchoff and Brianna Maughlin were moving to the front of the pack and at halfway Bell led with Kirchoff and Maughlin closing in [Read More]
  • Miles family takes two wins at Maquoketa Speedway
    By Jerry Mackey MAQUOKETA, Iowa (May 18, 2024) – Saturday night, McMahon Salvage sponsored the Maquoketa Speedway racing program by adding bonus money to the Hobby Stock and Stock car main events and both of those feature events were won by members of the racing Miles family. The leader of the pack, Jerry Miles collected the bonus money in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars while graduating senior Jordan Miles collected the bonus money by winning the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature.  Twenty IMCA Sunoco Late Models took the green and their 25 lapper went flag-to-flag with great action throughout the entire race. Travis Denning took the lead at the dropping of the green and appeared to have the feature win within his grasp until late in the race  before the leaders encountered lapped traffic. Denning chose to take to the low line as he came on the slower traffic and that allowed Evan Miller to take to the top and drive around Denning. While Denning was trapped down low, Justin Kay and Matt Ryan also were [Read More]
  • Marshalltown checkers are first in Iowa for Corn
    By Joyce Eisele MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (May 17, 2024) – It was a beautiful night for racing at the Marshalltown Speedway Friday with 127 cars checked in. Drew Janssen came home with the win in the Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds and Garrett Corn saw victory lane for the first time in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. Kyle Olson took top honors in the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods and Eric Knutson was the winner in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Ben George won the Stealth Racing IMCA STARS Mod Lite feature and it was Jeremy Williams taking the checkers in the Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts. Mod Lites ran the first feature of the night, going 15 laps. George dominated this race, taking the lead on lap two, and never giving it up. Josh May chased him around the rim of the track for several laps, taking a peek a time or two, but George was never really threatened. George pulled away in the closing laps and took the easy win, his first at Marshalltown and only his second-ever feature [Read More]