Warm weather, sunshine, $10,000 await IMCA Modifieds this weekend at Batesville

BATESVILLE, Ark. (Oct. 10, 2023) – The Race for Hope three-day event will bring in the best of the best in IMCA Modified drivers and teams to Batesville Motor Speedway this Thursday-Saturday, October 12-14. On Thursday and Friday, drivers will pill draw for heat positions and will qualify through heat races, B features and a nightly A feature. Drivers will accumulate points in order to qualify for the 71-Lap Main Event on Saturday night. Drivers will receive points every time they are on the track. The Top 18 in points will transfer to the main on Saturday. The top two in each of the last chance B features will transfer to the feature to complete the field for the 71-lap feature that will pay $10,000 to win and $1000 to start. Ken Schrader will also be in attendance and competing in the seventh annual event. All three nights of action will be broadcast live on


Herndon takes $10,000 checkers at Batesville’s 28th Mid-America IMCA Stock Car Championship

BATESVILLE, Ark. (Sept. 30, 2023) – A win that’s been a long time coming came Saturday night for T.J. Herndon. Herndon led the last 29 of 50 laps and banked $10,000 after the long green flag run that ended the 28th annual Schoenfeld Headers Mid-America IMCA Sunoco Stock Car Championship at Batesville Motor Speedway. “I’ve been after this one for 10 or 15 years. It took me a long time,” said Herndon, from Atwood, Tenn., and newly guaranteed a starting spot in the 2024 B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational. “I feel like I had two or three taken away from me but we finally got one.” There was no taking anything from Herndon once he worked his way from fourth starting to the front on lap 22, passing Zane DeVilbiss and outrunning early leader Troy Burkhart the rest of the caution-free distance. “I was just praying ‘Please don’t let the caution come out,’” said Herndon, fully aware of an ailing car ahead of him trying to stay out of the way and get off [Read More]


Not the fastest but still first, Taylor tops IMCA Stock Car J.D. Garrison Memorial

BATESVILLE, Ark. (May 20, 2023) – He didn’t have the fastest car but Saturday’s J.D. Garrison Memorial was just the right distance from Peyton Taylor’s point of view. Taylor led from lap nine to the finish of the 32-lap feature at Batesville Motor Speedway, ultimately beating Patrick Linn across the stripe by half a second. Along with a check for $3,200, the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car win was good for B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility. “We got her done,” said Taylor, who had started third and passed Joe Payne for the point and battled back and forth with Randy Weaver much of the distance, running the top line in the first set of turns and middle to top in the second. “We were able to get out front and just maintain,” he continued. “Patrick Linn had the fastest car out there and if the race had been 35 laps, he would have won.” Linn made his way to second from 10th starting, Waver to third from eighth. T.J. Herndon and Payne completed [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]


Mid-America Championship checkered flies for Jerovetz 

BATESVILLE, Ark. (Oct. 15, 2022) – After an inauspicious start to the week, his third visit to Batesville Motor Speedway proved to be a $10,000 charm for Troy Jerovetz. Jerovetz raced from 15th starting to win Saturday’s Schoenfeld Headers Mid-America IMCA Sunoco Stock Car Championship. He collected the career-best payday after getting the front spot back from Zane DeVilbiss twice before leading the last 11 times around the track in the 50-lapper.  “The biggest things we talked about before the race were saving our equipment, passing cars one at a time and seeing where we ended up,” said Jerovetz, from Iowa Falls, Iowa, and now guaranteed a starting spot in the B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational. “This was definitely my biggest win and definitely the biggest win from the furthest back.” “I saw Zane on the outside at the point when we were committed to the bottom,” he continued. “From there we just kept hitting our marks and let the best car win.”  DeVilbiss, winner of Thursday and Friday night World Stock Car Championship [Read More]


At home at Batesville, DeVilbiss sweeps IMCA.TV World Stock Car Championship 

BATESVILLE, Ark. (Oct. 13-14, 2022) – He might have to travel 1,100 miles to get there but Zane DeVilbiss still feels right at home at Batesville Motor Speedway. The New Mexico long tow topped Thursday and Friday night IMCA.TV World Stock Car Championship features at the Arkansas speedplant, earning $4,000 for each IMCA Sunoco Stock Car victory. “I feel like Batesville is a cross between Desert Thunder Raceway (in Utah) and Fairgrounds Speedway (in Colorado), two of our home tracks. It has the shape of price and the dirt consistency of Cortez,” said the two-division star and 2021 Race For Hope 71 Modified winner, newly eligible to qualify for the B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational. “It kind of fits the skill set I have growing up on those two tracks or, as Jeff Taylor would say, where I cut my teeth on.” DeVilbiss drew the pole start for the Thursday show and led all 40 laps, winning ahead of Peyton Taylor, Chanse Hollatz, T.J Herndon and Jeffrey Abbey. That checkered was the first [Read More]


A first for Arkansas as Peyton Taylor paces Race for Hope

BATESVILLE, Ark. (Sept. 22-24, 2022) – The goal Peyton Taylor set back in January was achieved on the final weekend of the 2022 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season.  Taylor won two of the weekend’s three Race For Hope 71 Friesen Performance IMCA Modified features at hometown Batesville Motor Speedway, earning $11,000 in all, along with Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility. More importantly, however, he became the first home state driver to win the Race For Hope crown. “It was just a solid weekend,” said Taylor, runner-up to brother Jeff in Thursday’s opening night show and the winner Friday and Saturday. “Any time you do the points thing it can be stressful but to be the first Arkansas-based team to win this championship is big for our Andrews Autosport team.”  Taylor collected $4,000 for each of the wins, $2,000 for Friday’s runner-up finish and a $1,000 bonus for the three-night high points finish.  He led every lap but the last one on Thursday, losing the lead on the 30th and final circuit and ending [Read More]


IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars Batesville bound for Oct. 12-15 World Championship & Mid-America Championship shows

BATESVILLE, Ark. (Sept. 28, 2022) – Four rich nights of racing for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars are on the fall schedule at Batesville Motor Speedway, beginning with the second annual World IMCA Stock Car Championships Oct. 12-14 and ending with the $10,000 to win Schoenfeld Headers Mid-America IMCA Stock Car Championship on Oct. 15. Feature events Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 12-14 each pay $4,000 to win, $2,000 for second, $1,250 for third and $1,000 for fourth. Minimum start money is $400 and non-qualifier pay is $100.  Winners become eligible to qualify for the 2023 B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational and the top driver in points for the three nights earns a $1,000 bonus.  Pre-entry fee is $150 by Oct. 8 or $200 after that date. Drivers can enter at or call 870 613-1337. The pit gate opens at 1 p.m. on Wednesday with the registration and draw at 4 p.m. Pits open at 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday. The grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. each night. Spectator [Read More]


IMCA Modifieds chasing $4,000 top checks each night of Batesville’s Sept. 22-24 Race For Hope 71 

BATESVILLE, Ark. (Sept. 14, 2022) – A lot of talent and a little luck could send one lucky driver home with as much as $13,000 from Batesville Motor Speedway’s September 22-24 Race For Hope 71.  The new format for the sixth annual special, presented by IMCA.TV, sees Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds racing for $4,000 to win along with Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational eligibility each night Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with the top driver in points for the three shows earning a $1,000 bonus. Runners-up each night get $2,000 with $1,250 for third and $1,000 for fifth. Qualifying for the feature pays a minimum of $400 and non-qualifier pay is $100.  Drivers can enter at or by calling 870 613-1337. Entry fee is $150 if paid by Sept. 18 or $200 after that date.  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Jet Racing Central Region and Arkansas State points will be awarded each night.  Pit passes are $35 and spectator admission is $20 for adults, $5 for youth ages 13-15 and free for kids 12 and under.  All [Read More]


IMCA Stock Cars chase $10,000 top prize at Batesville’s Mid-America Championship

BATESVILLE, Ark. (Aug. 29, 2022) – The richest race of the season for The Class Too Tough to Tame in Arkansas is on tap Sept. 2-3, when Batesville Motor Speedway rolls out the red carpet for the Schoenfeld Headers Mid-America IMCA Stock Car Championship. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars race for $10,000 to win at the 27th annual event, along with an automatic starting spot in the upcoming B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational. The runner-up earns $5,000 with $2,500 paid for third, $1,250 for fourth and $1,000 for fifth. Minimum start money is $800 with 25 cars set to take the initial green flag in the 50-lap main event.  Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m. both nights with a full show for Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, hobby stocks and cruisers on the opening night card. Last-chance races fill the field for the Stock Car main event with the hobbies, cruisers and legend late models on Saturday.  Entry fee of $150 can be paid at the gate. Pit passes are $35. Adult [Read More]