Long distance chat with dad follows Blixt’s first IMCA Modified Wild West Tour victory

BATTLE MOUNTAIN, Nev. (April 16-17) – Like he does after every race, Cody Blixt had a chat with crew chief and father Kelly Saturday night at Battle Mountain Raceway.  What was different this time is that Cody had just won his first IMCA Modified Pitt Stop Motorsports Wild West Tour feature, while his dad was in Kuwait, recently deployed with the National Guard. “We FaceTimed after I went through tech,” explained Blixt, the first Montana driver to win a Wild West Tour event and new to the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot after taking the $1,000 checkers. “He watched on IMCA.TV and was thrilled that I won. He told me how well I drove.”  After a 10th place finish Friday night, Blixt drew the pole on night two and led start to finish. “It was 25 laps but it felt like the longest race ever,” said Blixt, chased by Bert Beech and opening night winner Chaz Baca. ”Last year I raced a lot of specials and ran almost 50 nights. The Wild West Tour win is [Read More]


Battle Mountain doubleheader next for IMCA Wild West Tour

BATTLE MOUNTAIN, Nev. – After making a first-ever trip to Arizona for its season-opening doubleheader, the IMCA Pitt Stop Motorsports Wild West Tour travels to a more familiar racing locale this weekend. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods are on Friday, April 16 and Saturday, April 17 cards at Nevada’s Battle Mountain Raceway.  Modifieds race for $1,000 to win Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying features both nights. Stock Cars and Northern SportMods both race for $750 to win, with top money in the Stock Car features upped to $1,000 with 30 or more entries. Racing starts at 6 p.m. and both programs will be broadcast by IMCA.TV. In addition to special series points, IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, KMJ Performance State and track points will be awarded.  The tour has made eight previous visits to Battle Mountain, the most recent of them in July of 2019.  Chaz Baca and Kollin Hibdon were Modified winners in the opening weekend at Cocopah, Ariz., Speedway. Zane DeVilbiss was a double [Read More]


Battle Mountain is Nevada first for IMCA Stock Cars

BATTLE MOUNTAIN, Nev. – After rolling out the red carpet for the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars last summer, Battle Mountain Raceway becomes the first track in Nevada to sanction The Class Too Tough To Tame in 2020.  Five Friday-Saturday doubleheaders – April 3 and 4, May 8 and 9, June 26 and 27, July 10 and 11, and Aug. 28 and 29 – are scheduled. Gene Henrie was the Stock Car feature winner when the Wild West Tour came to Battle Mountain last July.  Both the look of the cars and the quality of the racing that evening had fans asking track officials to bring the division back more often. “The fans really liked them. We’ve already got six area drivers who already have or are building or buying cars,” promoter Santiago Villanueva said. “We’re looking forward to making this happen.” IMCA Modifieds have run at Battle Mountain since 2002. “What I like about sanctioning with IMCA is the rules. They’re cut and dried, pretty straight forward and right there on the website,” said Villanueva. “We want [Read More]