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Storybook night at Beatrice sees Frye win Octoberfest IMCA SportMod, Stock features

BEATRICE, Neb. (Oct. 15-16) – After making his first trip to victory lane at Beatrice Speedway, Tyler Frye described the Saturday Octoberfest show as a pretty remarkable night. After his second main event win, it became a storybook night. Frye borrowed a ride from Cody Williams and won the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature, then wheeled his own IMCA Sunoco Stock Car to the checkers. He started fourth in the Northern SportMod main, worked the top side from the get-go and was in the lead for good when the second of 20 laps was scored. That victory, ahead of Kaylin Lopez and Adam Armstrong,  was his first at Beatrice’s fall special since his 2015 national championship season. The Stock Car win came from the pole and in just his sixth start in that ride. “The car felt awesome. I knew from lap one that I had a good car,” Frye said. “I ran my line and hoped no one stuck their nose under or around me. It’s awesome to win in a car we bought [Read More]

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Octoberfest at Beatrice features five IMCA divisions

BEATRICE, Neb. – Five IMCA divisions are on Octoberfest race night cards Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15 and 16 at Beatrice Speedway. IMCA Modifieds run for $1,000 to win on Friday and for $2,000 to win Saturday, with both winners becoming Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligible. A minimum of $200 will be paid to start each night.  IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCAA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods  run for $500 to win each night while Mach-1 Sport Compacts run for $200 to win each night.  Entry fee per night is $50 for Modifieds and $25 for Stocks, Hobbies and SportMods, and can be mailed to the track at PO Box 753 in Beatrice, Neb., 68310.  Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the draw closes at 6 p.m. on Friday, with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m. On Saturday, gates open at 3 p.m. and the draw closes at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 6:30 p.m.  Pit passes are $30 [Read More]

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Spring Nationals first for Grabouski with IMCA Modified, Stock Car sweep

BEATRICE, Neb. (March 20) – The leader in Spring Nationals career wins raced to a new Spring Nationals accomplishment Saturday at Beatrice Speedway. Jordan Grabouski won the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car for the first time at his hometown track’s season-opening special, then topped the IMCA Modified headliner for the record 11th occasion . “It was unbelievable. It just sets the tone for the whole year,” said Grabouski, a former national champion in both divisions and three-time defending king in the Jet Racing Central Region for Modifieds. “We’ve had an unbelievable start to the year already.”  Entries again topped 200 for the 28th annual event, shortened to a single day due to weather. Grabouski beat Todd Shute and Ethan Braaksma to the $2,500 Modified checkers and outran Cody Nielson and Dan Nelson to the $1,000 Stock Car victory. He led the last 19 of 20 laps after starting seventh in the Stock Car feature and then every circuit after starting outside the front row in the Modified main. “The bottom groove worked for me better in the Stock [Read More]

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IMCA’s best are at Beatrice for March 19-20 Spring Nationals

BEATRICE, Neb. – IMCA’s best will be at Beatrice Speedway on March 19 and 20, for the 28th annual Spring Nationals special. IMCA Modifieds run for $2,500 to win, a minimum of $250 to start and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berths in their Friday, March 19 and Saturday, March 20 features. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods vie for $1,000 top checks each night while IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks duel in $500 to win and Mach-1 Sport Compacts in $200 to win main events. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and KMJ Performance Nebraska State points will be awarded in all divisions; Modifieds earn Jet Racing Central Region points while Stock Cars chase EQ Cyl­inder Heads Northern Region points and Hobby Stocks earn Big Daddy Race Cars Northern Region points. Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and racing starts at 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Gates open at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and racing starts at 4 p.m. Social distancing guidelines will be in effect in the pit area, grandstands and catwalk. Pit stalls [Read More]

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Top billing for IMCA Modifieds at Beatrice Octoberfest special

BEATRICE, Neb. – IMCA Modifieds get top billing at Beatrice Speedway’s Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16-17 Octoberfest.      The opening night qualifying feature pays $1,000 to win and sends the top four finishers to Saturday’s $2,000 to win Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying main event. Minimum start money in both races is $200 and entry fee is $50 each day.      IMCA Sunoco Late Models race for $1,000 to win each night, MCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods race for $500 and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $200.      Entry fees each night are $25 for the Late Models, Stocks, Hobbies and SportMods, and $20 for the Sport Compacts. Gates open at 4 p.m. and the draw closes at 6 p.m. Friday. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. On Saturday, gates open at 3 p.m. and the draw closes at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 6:30 p.m.      Pit passes are [Read More]

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IMCA Modifieds headline Septemberfest at Beatrice

BEATRICE, Neb. – IMCA Modifieds run for a top prize of $2,000 at Beatrice Speedway’s Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20 and 21 Septemberfest. The opening night qualifier pays $1,000 to win and sends the top four finishers to Saturday’s 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying main event. Minimum start money in both races is $200 and entry fee is $50 each day. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Jet Racing Central Region and E3 Spark Plugs Nebraska State points will be awarded on Saturday. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods race for $500 to win and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $200 to win each night. National, regional and state points are at stake in each program. Entry fees each day are $25 for the Stocks, Hobbies and SportMods and $20 for the Sport Compacts.  IMCA Late Models also race for $1,000 to win each night, with $25 entry fees. Gates open at 4 p.m. and the draw closes at 6 p.m. Friday. Hot laps are at 6:30 [Read More]

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Too much winter: Beatrice cancels Spring Nationals

BEATRICE, Neb. – Winter weather will be the winner of Spring Nationals. Beatrice Speedway officials have announced that the traditional season-opening special, originally scheduled March 8 and 9 and then postponed to March 15 and 16, has now been canceled.  “We’ve been watching this weather for a month. We’ve still got a foot of snow on the ground and no warm days in the forecast,” Promoter Toby Kruse said. “Canceling was not an easy decision. There was just no way to make Spring Nationals happen.”  “Scheduling is another issue,” he added, noting upcoming early-season events at area tracks. “We want to be a good neighbor.” IMCA Modified, IMCA Late Model, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Mach-1 Sport Compact drivers who entered early will receive refunds by mail. This is the first time in Spring Nationals’ 25-year history the entire event has been lost to weather; the last time a single nightly program was snowed out was 2014.

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Olberding overcomes Septemberfest foes for first IMCA Modified win of 2018

BEATRICE, Neb. (Sept. 21-22) – The final night of Beatrice Speedway’s Septemberfest special was the setting for Kyle Olberding’s first IMCA Modified feature win of the season. Olberding’s flag-to-flag, Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying run to the $2,000 check­ers came ahead of a determined Shane Hiatt and helped right the 2018 ship some for the number 75 team. “It worked out perfect for us,” said Olberding, who ran 16th in his Friday night qualifier but finished second in his heat and drew the outside pole for the main event on Saturday. “We had a good car, we got a good start from the original green and led every lap.” Hiatt was following a higher line and made the finish uncomfortably close for Olberding. Justin Jurgens, Jordan Grabouski and Dan Nelson completed the top five. “I concentrated on keeping everybody behind me and hitting my marks,” Olberding said after the 30-lapper. “I was glad I could get this win for my crew, especially after the year I’ve had.” The Septemberfest payday was Olberding’s career best. [Read More]

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IMCA Modifieds headline weekend Septemberfest at Beatrice

BEATRICE, Neb. – IMCA Modifieds run for a top prize of $2,000 at Beatrice Speedway’s Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21 and 22 Septemberfest. The opening night qualifying feature pays $1,000 to win and sends the top four finishers to Saturday’s Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying main event. Minimum start money is $200 and entry fee is $50 each day. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Jet Racing Central Region and Nebraska State points will be awarded on Saturday. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods race for $500 to win and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $200 to win each night. National, regional and state points are at stake in each program. Entry fees each day are $25 for the Stocks, Hobbies and SportMods and $20 for the Sport Compacts. Gates open at 4 p.m. and the draw closes at 6 p.m. Friday. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. On Saturday, gates open at 3 p.m. and the draw closes at 5:30 p.m. [Read More]

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Perfect during regular season at Beatrice, Grabouski gets 200th IMCA Modified win

BEATRICE, Neb. – Jordan Grabouski is hoping two milestone achievements earned on the same night lead to a third accomplishment at the end of the season. Grabouski won his IMCA Modified career 200th feature on Friday, completing the rare feat of sweeping the regular season at his hometown track with his 11th victory in as many starts at Beatrice Speedway. The victory was the 27th of the year for Grabouski, running for a third national championship. “It’s always cool to win at Beatrice. This is the track where I grew up so it’s got a special place in my heart,” said Grabouski, IMCA’s national champion in 2011 and 2016. “I grew up watching a lot of great drivers at Beatrice. I never thought I’d sweep the season at any race track, especially here.” The only feature Grabouski didn’t win at Beatrice this year was opening night of Spring Nationals. He bounced right back with the night two checkers – extending his career record to 10 Spring Nationals victories – and topped the Gage County Fair [Read More]