ARLINGTON, Minn. (July 11) – Mach-1 Sport Compact rookie Brett McConnell was among the drivers making first appearances of the season in victory lane during Dan Grams Memorial Night Saturday at Arlington Raceway. McConnell led flag to flag. R.J. Esquedo worked through the field while racing side-by-side with Eric Stocker but had to settle for second. Neil Stevens was scored first every time around the track in the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature. Chad Schroeder was the third and final different IMCA Sunoco Stock Car leader and Eric Larson sailed to the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod checkers after gaining the lead on lap two. Clint Hatlestad and Cory Probst were repeat IMCA Modified and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock winners, respectively.
ARLINGTON, Minn. (July 4) – Clint Hatlestad had a fantastic night as he was able to pick up his 100th IMCA Modified career win Saturday at Arlington Raceway. Hatlestad started eighth but had command of the race following an early restart. Another yellow on lap seven gave Toby Patchen an opportunity to challenge but Hatlestad wasn’t to be denied as he pulled away from the field. Patchen took the inside line for the final restart on lap 14 but couldn’t get around and watched as Hatlestad sailed to the checkers. Patchen took second with Josh Ruby starting 11th and finishing third. Dan Mackenthun was the third and final leader in the IMCA Sunoco Sock Car feature after inching ahead of Matt Speckman on the last lap. Trevor Serbus was also third to the front in winning the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car main. A single caution slowed the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod main. Jeff Carter was a man on a mission in that race, winning from the ninth starting spot. Cory Probst topped the IMCA Sunoco [Read More]
ARLINGTON, Minn. (June 27) – Passing seven cars and taking the quick lead wasn’t even the most challenging part of Matt Olson’s run to the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car checkers Saturday at Arlington Raceway. Once in front, Olson had to hold off Jed Trebelhorn and then five-time and defending track champion Cory Probst to stay there. Probst ended in second while Luke Trebelhorn got around his brother Jed to take third. Tenth starting Zach Davis caught Matt Looft in the final turn for the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod victory and Bill Johnson led the last five circuits in a caution-free IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car contest. Brandon Beckendorf also started 10th, and won the IMCA Modified main event. Dan Mackenthun led start to finish in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main and Nate Coopman took the Mach-1 Sport Compact checkers.
ARLINGTON, Minn. (June 20) – Jeff Carter was on a tear from the start of Saturday’s opening night Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature at Arlington Raceway. Carter got a great start from the second row and was in the lead by the first turn. Despite numerous stoppages, he held onto the top spot throughout to win his first feature of the year. Eric Larson tried to catch him but had to contend with the fast-moving Kris Zuhlsdorf and settled for second. Clint Hatlestad raced to IMCA Modified career win number 99 and Brandon Allen led the distance in the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature. Brent Uecker was the third and final leader in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main. Cory Probst led from the fourth lap to the finish of the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock headliner. Getting the best of a very fast field of Mach-1 Sport Compacts was R.J. Esqueda. Horejsi Graphics of New Ulm sponsored the best appearing car in each division and winners included Trent Loverude in the Modifieds, Javen Ostermann in [Read More]
ARLINGTON, Minn. (Sept. 28) – His last-lap pass to regain the lead took Jeff Larson to the $5,000 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car checkers at Arlington Raceway’s Scott Schoknecht Shootout. Larson led 11 early circuits before the seventh starting Dan Mackenthun found the extra bite on the bottom and buzzed by for the front spot. The rest of the 30-lap race went caution free with the lead pair battling back and forth as Larson had to contend with brother Dustin, who had moved up from his ninth place start. When the white flag came out, Jeff Larson stepped on the pedal and got around Mackenthun on the backstretch to take the checkered flag and the top check. Mackenthun took second ahead of Kelly Shryock, who passed Dustin Larson on the last lap. John Oliver Jr. rounded out the top five. Longest tow money of $300 went to Colorado’s Angel Munoz. The hard charger was Jeff Lyon, who passed 13 cars. Random $500 draws went to Chad Schroeder, Kevin LaTour, lap one leader Shaun Bruns and Matt [Read More]
ARLINGTON, Minn. – B&B Racing Chassis will be host to the $5,000 to win Schoknecht Shootout for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars at Arlington Raceway on Saturday, Sept. 28. The third annual event is sponsored by Robinson Trucking and Robinson Repair and held in memory of Scott Schoknecht, a friend of many in the racing community. Several area businesses have contributed to the payoff for this special event on the final night of the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season. At stake in the IMCA Modified feature is a check for $1,000 to win and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth with the runner-up receiving $1,500. In true Schokecht fashion, he would often say “We go to the races to win first places” and the Modified driver who does so will earn the spot on the All-Star ballot. The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series of Minnesota will be in action, as will IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts. The pit gate opens at 1 p.m. and the grandstand opens [Read More]
ARLINGTON, Minn. (Aug. 24) – Josh Larsen led the entire B&B Racing Chassis IMCA Stock Car feature to pick up his first career win in the class Saturday at Arlington Raceway. By the 18th lap, Larsen got a bit high in turn four as he was going around lapped traffic and slid off the track a bit but was able to recover and maintain his spot. Matt Speckman was working to challenge and got up to second before mechanical troubles putting him in the pit. After that, A.J. Zimmerman stayed right behind Larsen to take second ahead of Dan Mackenthun, who had started 10th. The MN 93 IMCA Modifieds put on a flag-to-flag race with three-wide racing throughout the 20 laps. The fast car on the track was piloted by Tyler Limoges, who got around five cars in six laps to take over the front spot and stay there for the duration. Trevor Serbus took home the trophy in the Alpha Media IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature while the Eckblad Trucking IMCA Hobby Stock feature [Read More]
ARLINGTON, Minn. (Aug. 17) – Brad Becker has tried weekly to unseat Eckblad Trucking IMCA Hobby Stock foe Cory Probst in victory lane and finally got the job done Saturday at Arlington Raceway. Becker started seventh and took the lead from Scott Koep on the fourth lap in the flag-to-flag race. Koep maintained second throughout the race with Luke Trebelhorn third and Probst following in fourth. Justin Dose was first across the line in the Coors Light IMCA Sport Compact feature to win ahead of Alex Dostal and pick up his first trophy of the year. Jeremy Schultz led the entire Alpha Media IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature flag to flag to win his first race of the year. Brandon Beckendorf won the MN 93 IMCA Modified feature, Dean Cornelius paced the B&B Racing Chassis IMCA Stock Car main and Matthew Looft collected the Unhinged Pizza IMCA Northern SportMod checkers.
ARLINGTON, Minn. (Aug. 3) – Dalton Magers raced to his third win in as many starts this season, and his first at Arlington in Saturday’s MN 93 IMCA Modified feature. Ryan Bjerkeset was the early frontrunner before Magers took the low side going into turn two and came out ahead going down the backstretch. Brandon Beckendorf from Danube was moving up and waiting to challenge Magers. He had to get around Trent Loverude to do so, but with a couple laps to go in the race Loverude took back his spot and finished second behind Magers. The Alpha Media IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature saw Trevor Serbus get out front and remain the leader for the duration. Dan Mackenthun pulled away and went onto to take the B&B Racing IMCA Stock Car win. Matt Looft passed 11 cars on the way to the Unhinged Pizza IMCA Northern SportMod checkers and Cory Probst led from the fourth to the final circuit in the Eckblad Trucking IMCA Hobby Stocks. Scott Porter led the entire Coors Light IMCA [Read More]
ARLINGTON, Minn. (July 13) – If he could have picked the night to get his first IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car victory of the season, Brett Allen would have selected Saturday. Allen led every lap of the Dan Grams Memorial at Arlington Raceway. When the $500 perfect attendance bonus and late contributions to the purse were figured in, the checkers were good for $1,450. After drawing the outside pole start, Allen flew down the backstretch and never looked back, working through lapped traffic in what proved to be a caution-free race. Michael Stien worked up from his third row start but settled for second, ahead of Jesse Cripe, hard charger Neil Stevens and Javen Ostermann. Feature results – 1. Brett Allen; 2. Michael Stien; 3. Jesse Cripe; 4. Neil Stevens; 5. Javen Ostermann; 6. Billy Johnson; 7. Brandon Allen; 8. Trevor Serbus; 9. Jeremy Schultz; 10. Dave Becker; 11. Nathan Showalter.