• 2015 Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Modified Tour payout powered up with new partnership from Industrial Electric and RACEFEEDX
    Following up to the RACEFEEDX “New Blood, Long Tow” presented by IMCA.TV, officials from the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Modified Tour are pleased to announce added purse monies from Industrial Electric and RACEFEEDX for the 2015 monster modified tilt. 

Industrial Electric joins the growing list of Dakota Classic Modified Tour sponsors in the same way so many businesses have joined the tour–as fans of racing! Owner Lynn Hecker of Dickinson, North Dakota, has sponsored several IMCA modified cars over the years and he loves to “see the very best drivers from all over the continent come to North Dakota to compete against some very tough competition right here at home.” He also understands some of the tracks on the tour, like his home track of Dickinson, do not have the grandstand capacity to fund the ever growing payouts the tour needs to attract the best drivers. 

 While in Arizona this past winter watching two of his sponsored drivers, Shawn Strand of Mandan and Jeff Taylor of Cave City, Arkansas, race, the idea was tossed [Read More]
  • “New Blood, Long Haul” program expanded to entice six drivers to the 2015 Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Modified Tour

    Silver Bay, MN (JUNE 1, 2015) – After a very successful sponsorship campaign with the “New Blood, Long Tow” at the 2014 Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Mod Tour ,officials at RACEFEEDX (formerly XSAN) and IMCA.TV have upped the ante by offering another spot for the 2015 tow money campaign. The 2015 RACEFEEDX “New Blood, Long Tow” presented by IMCA.TV will fund six new drivers that have never competed on the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Modified Tour and grant each driver $500 in tow money to offset the cost of traveling to follow the series of races in North Dakota and Canada. Interested drivers can apply for this promotion by visiting the new website of the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Modified Tour at: http://dakotamodtour.com/2015-new-blood-long-haul/ A full list of requirements for eligibility is listed, including the following: driver must live at least 500 miles from Mandan, North Dakota (home offices of the Tour), driver has never competed in the Tour, drivers who promote competing sponsors to RACEFEEDX and IMCA.TV are ineligible for the program, and other details available [Read More]
  • Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Modified Tour online entries accepted starting today 
    Minot, ND (June 1) – Online registration begins today (Monday) for IMCA Modified and Stock Car drivers following the 26th annual Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour. “We set or equaled car count records for the Modifieds every night of the series last year and with increased payouts are confident of big numbers again this season,” Tour Director John Gartner said. “Drivers who want to speed up the entry process can go to the www.dakotamodtour.com website and complete the online form. “That way, their paperwork will already be done when they get to Nodak Speedway for opening night,” he continued. “All they have to do is pay pit pass fees.” Following the Sunday, July 5 opener at Minot, the series is at Estevan Motor Speedway on July 6, at Williston Basin Speedway on July 7, at Southwest Speedway on July 8, at Dacotah Speedway on July 9 and at Jamestown Speedway on July 10. Feature winner pay has been upped to $2,100 for each of the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational bal­lot qualifying main events for Modifieds, while Stock Cars [Read More]
  • Pennsylvania Sprint Series sanctions with IMCA
    PORT ROYAL, Pa. – With the 2015 season set to start this weekend the Pennsylvania Sprint Series has finalized an agreement to sanction with IMCA. Beginning this Saturday, April 4 at Port Royal Speedway, PASS races will run under the IMCA sanction. The series has been affiliated with RaceSaver since its founding in 1998. More than 70 different drivers competed in one or more series events last year. PASS features typically averaged car counts of 22-30. “We’re big but we don’t act big. We’re a group of recreational drivers. We’ve stayed away from points because we don’t want to push our drivers into having to race every night,” explained PASS Director Rod Ort. “We did the research and the big question coming into this was what IMCA could do for us.” “In talking with (IMCA President) Brett Root, I think we’ll have the best of both worlds,” he continued. “RaceSaver controls the rules and we get the benefit of the IMCA point structure. They are a well-run organization focused on recreational racing.” Tracks hosting dates [Read More]
  • Ohio Thunder Sprint Series brings IMCA, RaceSaver to the Buckeye State
    FRANKFORT, Ohio – Fourteen point races are on the initial schedule for the inaugural Ohio Thun­der IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Series. Atomic Speedway at Waverly hosts April 18, May 2 and 16, July 31, Aug. 1 and Oct. 3 events. Jackson County Speedway at Jackson is the site of April 17 and 24, May 8 and 15, June 5 and 19, July 24 and Aug. 21 races. Sponsored locally by Southern Ohio Equipment Company of Frankfort, the Ohio Thunder Series is the first RaceSaver series in Ohio. “RaceSaver keeps everything on a level playing field. You don’t have to spend $50,000 on an engine to be competitive,” Series Director Andy Hill said. “The rules are clear and don’t have any gray areas.” Encouraged by attendance at a meeting held late last year for potential drivers, Hill expects to start the series with 10-15 cars. “We’ll have drivers new to Sprint Cars and we’ll have others who have raced 410’s before,” he explained. “We like the backing we’ll get from IMCA, we like the point [Read More]
  • Louisiana Bayou Sprinters race under IMCA RaceSaver banner
    AMITE, La. – A Sprint Car series that’s been part of RaceSaver for the past four years will also run under the IMCA Eagle Motorsports banner beginning this season. The Louisiana Bayou Sprinters, co-directed by Herman and Wendy Carrier, will travel to six tracks in Louisiana, one in Arkansas, one in Mississippi and another in Texas over the course of 20 events. Opening events are March 20 and 21 at Baton Rouge Raceway. Also hosting series races are Thunder Valley Speedway, Underwood Speedway, Sabine Motor Speedway, 171 Speedway and St. Tammany Speedway in Louisiana, at I-30 Speedway in Arkansas, at Jackson Motor Speedway in Mississippi and at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Texas. “French (RaceSaver founder Grimes) has a really great rules package and that really works for our drivers,” said Herman Carrier. “Several factors got me to jump on board with IMCA. Drivers can get excess medical coverage, which provides peace of mind at very little cost, and run for national and state points.” Carrier raced a Sprint Car for 18 years before turning [Read More]
  • Fleming first in 100th Empire State Series event, Cornell captures crown
    KIRKWOOD, N.Y. (Nov. 8) – Chris Fleming and James Cornell both had reasons to celebrate following Saturday’s Friesen Chevrolet Empire State Series feature at Five Mile Point Speedway. Fleming topped the final feature for touring IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds of the season, earning $600 for his efforts during the National Quarter Mile Dirt Track Champion­ship Weekend show. His first-ever win at Kirkwood, third tour checkers of the season and fifth overall came in the 100th IMCA Empire State Series event. The checkers were also the 30th this year for Fleming, the two-time defending Dirt Works Eastern Region champion. Cornell, meanwhile, ran second and secured the series championship. He’s the ninth different driver to win the title in the tour’s 13-year history. K.C. Cole drew the pole. Fleming started fifth after overcoming mechanical issues in his heat and took the lead on lap five. Cornell pulled alongside near midway in the 25-lapper before Fleming pulled ahead and moved up a line. He won by a couple car lengths in a green, white, checkered finish. “We [Read More]
  • Friesen Chevrolet Empire State Series event at 5MP postponed
    KIRKWOOD, N.Y. (Nov. 3) – The 100th Friesen Chevrolet Empire State Series event will now be this Saturday, Nov. 8 at Five Mile Point Speedway. Part of the postponed National Quarter Mile Dirt Track Champion­ship Weekend program at Kirkwood, the feature for touring IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds pays $600 to win and a minimum of $100 to start. Pit gates open at 10 a.m. and the grandstand opens at 11:30 a.m. Practice starts at noon and the afternoon race session gets underway at 1 p.m. Spectator admission is $22 for adults, $18 for seniors ages 65 and older, $10 for students ages 13-17 and free for kids 12 and under when accompanying a paid adult. A family pack gets two adults and three youth/seniors into the grandstand for $60 and includes five hot dogs and five sodas. Pit passes are $35. All Saturday tickets and pit passes are valid for day and evening programs. More information is available by calling 607 775-5555 and on Facebook. James Cornell won the first two tour events held [Read More]
  • Final SST checkers of season fly for Garland
    WACO, Texas (Oct. 25) – A low-budget driver raced to one of the biggest wins of his career in the Sprint Series of Texas finale. David Garland collected the Saturday checkers, his SST first, after swapping the lead with Trevor Reed three times on the final circuit at Heart O’ Texas Speedway. “Whew! What a night!” he exclaimed. “I’d started seventh and had to battle Kenny Elwood for second before I could even try to catch Trevor.” After seeing his motor expire during the Sept. 26 IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Car series show at Mountain Creek Speedway – he and fiancée Renee traded vows in the pit area at Grand Prairie that evening – Garland ran 11th in the Oct. 4 feature at Cotton Bowl Speedway. His Wheels of America-owned Sprinter was powered the last two nights by a motor borrowed from Sebie Davis, who’d contacted Garland via Facebook after learning of his engine woes. Reed, Dustin Woods and Jerry Hammock ended second through fourth, respectively, at HO’T. Jason Howell lent a hand with [Read More]
  • Karlnoski captures career first Friesen Empire State Series win
    DUNDEE, N.Y. (Oct. 24) – After the third time he drove away from the rest of the field, Rich Karlnoski raced to his career first Friesen Chevrolet Empire State Series feature win. Karlnoski won his IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified tour heat by most of a straightaway Friday at Yates County Speedway. He was checking out before a lap 18 caution in the main event, then pulled ahead again following the restart. The victory was worth $400. “That car was just perfect,” Karlnoski said after piloting the 2008 Ellis, with a self-designed rear end and Steve and Patty Damon-built engine, to the winner’s circle. “When this car is right, it’s perfect.” Karlnoski stayed in front following several early restarts. He was already negotiating lapped traffic and coming up on a tightknit group of six more cars when the late caution flew. “I was trying to figure out how I was going to get by and that caution came out at just the right time,” said Karlnoski, who motored away when the green came back out. [Read More]
  • Friday date at Yates County next for Friesen Chevrolet Empire State Series
    DUNDEE, N.Y. – Touring IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds have a Friday, Oct. 24 date at Yates County Speedway during the Dutch Hoag National Open Weekend. The eighth of nine Friesen Chevrolet Empire State Series features this season pays $400 to win and a minimum of $75 to start. There is no entry fee. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 5:45 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. Pit passes are $30 for members and $35 for temporary members. Grandstand admission is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors ages 62 and up, $10 for students ages 13-17, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under. An open practice session for all divisions runs from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23. Friday’s main event for the IMCA Modifieds will be 25 laps. Matt Cole of Binghamton won the June 15 Empire State Series feature at Dundee. Friesen Chevrolet Empire State Series top 20 point standings – 1. James Cornell, Port Crane, 277; [Read More]
  • Friesen Chevrolet Empire State Series déjà vu: Cornell wins again at Five Mile Point Speedway
    KIRKWOOD, N.Y. (Oct. 10) – The seventh installment of the 2014 Friesen Chevrolet Empire State Series played out a lot like the first. James Cornell qualified for the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified tour main event at Five Mile Point Speedway despite starting last in his heat, drew a front row starting spot for the feature and then led every lap. “The fact that I grew up racing here helps a lot,” acknowledged Cornell, who’d won the April 13 feature and returned to Kirkwood with the series point lead. “I started racing here in the pro stocks, then the sportsman and now the IMCA Modifieds. This was my 90th career win and more than half of them have been at Five Mile Point.” The victory paid $500 and came ahead of Chris Fleming, Matt Cole, Keith Lamphere and Tyler Stoddard. Fleming, twice a tour winner this season and the two-time defending Dirt Works Eastern Region champion, challenged but couldn’t stay in contention following a restart late in the 20-lapper. “Chris had a really good year [Read More]
  • Harris wraps up title in closest finish in VSS history
    By Jim Haines SHENANDOAH, Va. (Oct. 11) – Jerald Harris passed Brian Lawson a few feet in front of the checkered flag to win in the closest finish in Virginia Sprint Series history Saturday at Shenandoah Speedway. The series champion’s margin of victory was so slim that the electronic scoring system was needed to decide the winner of the 14th and final IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Car tour event of the season. Chris Ware and Anthony Linkenhoker paced the field to green with Linkenhoker out first and bringing along Brian Lawson. The top two were smooth and steady as Linkenhoker continued to lead until lap eight when Lawson got a better run in to turn one and went into the lead. Harris made his way to the front as Lawson was trying to get away but as the fast paced race clicked by, traffic was coming up and it was getting close with two to go. Lawson stayed smooth but Harris closed as they took the white flag. When the two rockets entered turn [Read More]
  • Kay completes Deery Series title run with twin wins at West Liberty
    WEST LIBERTY, Iowa (Oct. 11) – Justin Kay couldn’t have scripted a better finish to his career first Deery Brothers Summer Series championship campaign. Kay won the final event of the 2014 IMCA Late Model tour Saturday during West Liberty Raceway’s Liberty 100 special. He followed that victory – his sixth in 14 series events – with another $3,000 run to the checkers in the pay/no points feature that followed. Both main events were 50 laps. Denny Eckrich, Nate Beuseling, Colby Springsteen and hard charger Ryan Dolan completed the top five in the series finale. Ray Guss Jr. and Todd Malmstrom were the early leaders before Beuseling took over for a long run at the front. Kay finally caught up on lap 43 and beat the 10th starting Eckrich to the checkers by a couple car lengths. Nick Marolf, Jeremy Grady and Chad Holladay split time up front before Kay worked his way from 20th starting and into the lead on lap 19 in the second feature. He won by a straightaway despite a lap [Read More]