• Douglas County triumph to Stevens
    By Ben Deatherage ROSEBURG, Ore. (July 17, 2024) – Jordan Stevens stood on the top step of the podium, following the Wednesday night feature for Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts at Douglas County Dirtrack. Bid VanLoon captured the lead in the first set of turns of the feature, but down the backstretch, Stevens powered his way to the front. Stevens built a sizable advantage over the rest of the pack via the high side as the race developed. The father-daughter combination of Burnie and Melissa Bryant fought hard for second. Melissa secured the position a couple of laps into the race. Burnie settled into third, while VanLoon was close behind him in fourth. Stevens began to hit traffic right around the halfway point while Burnie Bryant continued to put pressure for second. The race experienced a bit of twist when Melissa Bryant got into a lapped car on the eighth circuit, forcing Burnie to check up and allowing VanLoon to perform a double overtake. Burnie Bryant rallied to beat Melissa to the line on the same [Read More]
  • Dan Grams Memorial checkers fly for Serbus
    ARLINGTON, Minn. (July 13, 2024) – Extra money was on the line before and in the Rice Companies-sponsored IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature on Dan Grams Memorial Night Saturday at Arlington Raceway. Andrew Allen and Chris Graf each won heat races and earned $100 from GRP Motorsports. Then Allen won the foot race on the front stretch with the top 10 drivers to determine who would draw first, picking up $50 from Johnson Motorsports and a 55-gallon barrel of methanol from Rick and Jessica Linde and Joel and Katie Eckberg. In the feature, Brandon Allen was the early leader as he led the first seven laps until Trevor Serbus came up in turn four, saw an opening on the top and then made an awesome move, sliding under Allen to take the lead. They stayed in that 1-2 order through back-to-back cautions, when Brett Allen took the high groove and got around Brandon Allen to gain the second spot. Brett Allen wasn’t able to catch Serbus, who took the win and $1,400, plus the $130 hard charger [Read More]
  • Make-up features plus full show on tap Sunday at The Bullring
    VINTON, Iowa (July 16, 2024) – Those unable to attend the July 14 Urbana 5 Memorial will still have the chance to see the stars shine Sunday at Benton County Speedway. The special main events for Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds presented by Wright Way Trailers and Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods fell to rain last weekend and have been rescheduled for this Sunday, July 21. A complete show for Modifieds, SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars presented by Christie Door Company, IMCA Hobby Stocks presented by iHeart Radio, Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts and INEX Legends presented by Legends.Direct will be held on the quarter-mile Bullring before the make-up features from last Sunday. In addition to the expanded night of racing, July 21 will also be Christmas in July for the kids in attendance. Pit gates and grandstand open at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, with hot laps set for 5:30 and racing at 6. Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and veterans, and $5 for ages 6-12. Kids ages five and under will be admitted [Read More]
  • IMCA Hobby Stocks headline Dave Riley Memorial at Interstate
    JEFFERSON, S.D. (July 16, 2024) – IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks are the spotlight division in Sunday night’s Dave Riley Memorial at Interstate Speedway. The July 21 main event pays at least $2,556 to win and a minimum of $156 to start with contingency awards to be given throughout the field. There is no entry fee. The Hobby Stock hard charger earns a $256 product certificate from Interstate Powder Coating and a 3D printed model race car courtesy of VT’s 3D Prints; the long haul driver gets $256 from J & J Fitting. The $456 back row challenge to win for the Hobbies is presented by TMF Recycling and Dillon Streets. Non-qualifiers for the Hobby Stock feature get $56. Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds race for $1,056 to win in their Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifier, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $1,056 to win their B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational qualifier. Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods race for $756 to win, Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts for $256 to win. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, [Read More]
  • Tuttle, Reynolds, Ballard are best in rain-shortened Urbana 5
    VINTON, Iowa (July 14, 2024) – Nolan Tuttle checked a must-win race off his bucket list while Kaden Reynolds and Nathan Ballard both raced to career-third Urbana 5 Memorial feature wins Sunday at Benton County Speedway. A cousin of three of the youth remembered during the 10th annual event, hometown driver Tuttle led the distance of the Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compact feature, running just ahead or alongside Lukas Rick much of the 12-lapper.  “This is everything I’ve ever wanted. Winning that race is something I’ve wanted to do since I was 14,” Tuttle said following the $400 victory, his second of the season at The Bullring. “I got out of my car and the first thing I could do was grab my mom and give her the biggest hug I could. I cried a little bit. It just means the world to me.” “I feel like I’m living our dream that they couldn’t do.” Cristin Grady ended a distant third. Jay Crabill was fourth and another cousin, Stephen Randall, rounded out the top five despite an ailing [Read More]
  • Registration opens July 15 for IMCA Super Nationals
    BOONE, Iowa (July 12, 2024) – Go ahead and set your alarm for 9 a.m. CST Monday, July 15. That’s the time drivers in seven divisions can begin pre-entering for the 42nd annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Links to driver registration, pit stall reservations and camping forms are posted at www.imcasupernationals.com. Modified, Stock Car, Hobby Stock, Northern SportMod, Sport Compact, Late Model and Mod Lite drivers must register online for the Sept. 2-7 Super Nationals at Boone Speedway. Drivers have to have a valid 2024 IMCA license and are required to register for Super Nationals before reserving a pit stall or stalls. Registration fees of $50 for Modifieds, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks, Northern SportMods and Mod Lites, and $25 for Sport Compacts include entry fees for the Aug. 31-Sept. 1 Prelude. Late Model entry fee is also $50. “The level of anticipation is as high as ever,” noted IMCA President Brett Root. “Super Nationals is by far the biggest dirt track event in the country, one that IMCA drivers want to be part of year [Read More]
  • Velocita offers custom fire suits for Super Nationals delivery
    LEXINGTON, N.C. (July 12, 2024) – Drivers looking for a quality, custom fire suit and the opportunity to give one of their IMCA sponsors a big plug will be able to do just that. And Velocita makes it possible in time for those lightweight, two-layer SFI 5 fire suits to be worn while competing at the 42nd annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. These special custom fire suits sell for an incredible $499, discounted from the regular price of $799. Along with the driver’s name on the belt, they’ll feature both the large sponsor’s logo and smaller IMCA logo on the chest, and the familiar Velocita ‘V’ logo on the sleeve. Final day to order and pre-pay for Super Nationals delivery is July 31. Orders can be made through the Velocita website and entering the code SUPERNATIONALS42, or by contacting Randy Pettit at Velocita at 336 971-5400. “For less than a working man’s average wages, you can get something that will absolutely fit and protect you head to toe, pay homage to one [Read More]
  • IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through July 11, 2024
    Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 996; 2. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa, 954; 3. Troy Morris III, Bakersfield, Calif., 944; 4. Chris Zogg, New Liberty, Iowa, 926; 5. Grey Ferrando, Stayton, Ore., 924; 6. Charlie Mohr, Bettendorf, Iowa, 918; 7. Jeremy Mills, Clear Lake, Iowa, 885; 8. Jeff Larson, Freeport, Ill., 880; 9. Izac Mallicoat, Boone, Iowa, 865; 10. Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa, 864; 11. Matt Werner, Geneseo, Ill., 861; 12. Trevor Fitz, Marshalltown, Iowa, 859; 13. Jacob Mallet Jr., Oakley, Calif., 858; 14. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 827; 15. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa, 823; 16. Myron DeYoung, Stanton, Mich., 819; 17. Cole Czarneski, Denmark, Wis., 787; 18. Spencer Diercks, Davenport, Iowa, 786; 19. William “Bill” Miller, Yuma, Ariz., 761; 20. Todd Shute, Norwalk, Iowa, 754. IMCA Sunoco Late Models – 1. Cory Dumpert, Newman Grove, Neb., 744; 2. Evan Miller, Silvis, Ill., 742; 3. Andy Nezworski, Blue Grass, Iowa, 732; 4. Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill., 709; 5. Jesse Bodin, Silvis, Ill., 704; 6. Mitch Morris, Long Grove, Iowa, and Gary Webb, Blue [Read More]
  • Thursday Night Thunder wins to Rust, Murty, Kuehl, Filloon, Brown, and Grady
    By Joyce Eisele MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (July 11, 2024) – It was KIX 101.1 Thursday Night Thunder at the Marshalltown Speedway on a Central Iowa Fair hot and humid night, instead of their usual Friday night show. The IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars were running for a $1,000 payday and it was Dallon Murty taking home that prize. Joel Rust returned to victory lane in the Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds and Taylor Kuehl bested the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods. A first-time winner ever at Marshalltown was Dustin Filloon in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Charlie Brown had the field covered in the Stealth Racing IMCA STARS Mod Lites and Cristian Grady got his second win of the year in the IMCA Mach-1 Sport Compacts. Fifteen laps of Mod Lite racing kicked off the night’s feature events. Travis Stensland grabbed the lead as the race went green, taking advantage of his pole starting position. However, sixth place starter Brown was immediately up to challenge. A yellow flew after lap one was scored for a spinning car, and when the race [Read More]
  • Big payouts, great cause this Sunday at Benton County Speedway’s 10th Urbana 5
    VINTON, Iowa (July 10, 2024) – Benton County Speedway marks a milestone event this Sunday, hosting the 10th annual Urbana 5 Memorial. Five IMCA sanctioned divisions are on the card for the July 14 special, held to remember the five area youth killed in a 2015 traffic accident near Urbana, and to encourage people to become organ and tissue donors. An Iowa Donor Network representative will be located in a booth under the grandstand at The Bullring that evening. Kids can enter one of two drawings, for a bicycle or for another prize, while adults can purchase tickets for $2 each or three for $5 for a chance to win a Blackstone grill and accessories. Fan prizes and a 50/50 raffle are also planned. Top check for the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods is $1,500 while Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars both race for $1,400 to win, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $1,000 to win and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $400. Modified and Stock Car winners become eligible to qualify for the Fast Shafts [Read More]
  • Racing, fireworks beat rain at Arlington
    ARLINGTON, Minn. (July 6, 2024) – Track staff worked quickly to beat the incoming rain just west of Arlington Raceway to ensure the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing program was complete and the NAPA fireworks show done. They accomplished those tasks in record time as the rains came just as the last colors hit the sky. Drivers did an excellent job in all divisions as there was some great racing action throughout the night.  The IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature saw 24 cars start the feature and it was a dandy as Dakota Robinson and Brent Uecker raced side-by-side throughout, with each leading at the line and then trading positions.  As the white flag was going to be displayed, a yellow came out for a stalled car next to the front wall. When the cars realigned it was Uecker and Robinson battling again. Robinson pushed going into turn one and got too high and by  the time turn two came he had lost several positions. Uecker became the leader but Curt Lund was reeling him in [Read More]
  • Thornton is extremely good on Xtream Night at Marshalltown
    By Joyce Eisele MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (July 5, 2024) –  It was Xtream Powered by Mediacom Night at the Marshalltown Speedway on Friday night, along with Iron Horse Aviation giving some a different perspective of the races from high above with helicopter rides. A strong field of 134 cars checked in to entertain fans who saw Dylan Thornton capture his first local feature in the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified division. Austin Kaplan also took his first trip to victory lane in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. Matt Avila looked strong with his win in the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods and Bradly Graham got his first weekly win in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Jason Masengarb snagged feature win number two on the year in the Stealth Racing IMCA STARS Mod Lites, and Mitchell Bunch made it two in a row in the Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts. The evening’s feature racing kicked off with 15 laps for the Mod Lites. Masengarb started on the pole and never looked back on his way to the checkers. The race went [Read More]
  • IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through July 3, 2024
    Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 996; 2. Troy Morris III, Bakersfield, Calif., 944; 3. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa, 943; 4. Grey Ferrando, Stayton, Ore., 924; 5. Charlie Mohr, Bettendorf, Iowa, 907; 6. Izac Mallicoat, Boone, Iowa, 852; 7. Jacob Mallet Jr., Oakley, Calif., 837; 8. Trevor Fitz, Marshalltown, Iowa, 834; 9. Chris Zogg, New Liberty, Iowa, 818; 10. Jeff Larson, Freeport, Ill., 804; 11. Jeremy Mills, Clear Lake, Iowa, 803; 12. Matt Werner, Geneseo, Ill., 794; 13. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 785; 14. Myron DeYoung, Stanton, Mich., 751; 15. Spencer Diercks, Davenport, Iowa, 748; 16. William “Bill” Miller, Yuma, Ariz., 739; 17. Cole Czarneski, Denmark, Wis., 723; 18. Tyson Blood, Tumwater, Wash., 715; 19. Jed Freiburger, Dubuque, Iowa, 703; 20. Timothy Allerdings, Prescott Valley, Ariz., 688. IMCA Sunoco Late Models – 1. Evan Miller, Silvis, Ill., 742; 2. Jesse Bodin, Silvis, Ill., 700; 3. Andy Nezworski, Blue Grass, Iowa, 659; 4. Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill., 639; 5. Cory Dumpert, Newman Grove, Neb., 590; 6. Mitch Morris, Long Grove, Iowa, 580; 7. Kale [Read More]
  • Henderson flies to finish at Froggy 44
    By Ben Deatherage COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (June 29, 2024) – Cottage Grove Speedway paid tribute to the late Melvin Walker and Dusten Henderson went home with the $444 payday from Saturday’s Froggy 44 special for Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts. Henderson made his way to the front from sixth starting, taking the double checkers ahead of Burnie Bryant. The Froggy 44 finale started with Kerry Cooper building a big lead as Michael Kennerly and Melissa Bryant battled over second. As the race stayed green, Burnie Bryant got around daughter Melissa for second on lap eight and tried to catch up with Cooper while Henderson started to knock on the door for third. The caution waved on lap 10 and on the restart, Kennerly bounced back to fourth and obtained third with a pass around Melissa Bryant. Henderson rebounded to third with 32 laps to go. While all this happened, Cooper and Burnie Bryant were a close first and second. After a multi-car pile-up in turn two, the yellow flag returned on the 14th circuit. On the [Read More]
  • Four IMCA features pay $1,000 to win, fans get in free Saturday at 34 Raceway
    WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (July 2, 2024) – IMCA drivers in four divisions race for $1,000 to win while race fans get free admission, a chance to check out the wiener mobile and great seats for the fireworks  on LaVeine Sanitation Night this Saturday, July 6 at 34 Raceway. Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Late Models, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods all chase $1,000 top checks  and Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts run for $200 to win. Modified and Stock Car winners become eligible  to qualify for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational and B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational, respectively. There is no entry fee and money has been added to purses for each division at the draw/redraw show. Prize drawings for drivers and fans will be held during the evening. The Oscar Meyer wiener mobile will be on site and fireworks by J & M Displays follow the race program. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. with racing to [Read More]