Events

Iowa Donor Network/Urbana 5 Night is June 10 at Benton County Speedway 

VINTON, Iowa – IMCA Modifieds and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods both race for $1,000 to win at Benton County Speedway’s Sunday, June 10 Iowa Donor Network and Urbana 5 Memorial Night. The Modified feature is a qualifying event for the 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars race for $400 to win and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $300. IMCA Late Models complete the sanctioned portion of the program. All applicable points, including track, will be awarded in all divisions and hard charger and numerous contingency awards will be given. Along with a bike giveaway, prizes will also be given to fans. Gates open at 4 p.m. and racing starts at 6 p.m. Grandstand admission is $12 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under. Pit passes are $25 and there are no entry fees. The Iowa Donor Network will have a booth where potential tissue donors can sign up. More information is available from promoter Mick Trier at 515 201-5526, from Brittany Usher at 319 981-5175 [Read More]

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Thornton catches Cordes for opening night Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights checkers

VINTON, Iowa (May 28) – A rare visit to Benton County Speedway resulted in a frequent result for Ricky Thornton Jr. Thornton passed race-long leader Troy Cordes following a late restart and led the last four laps in winning Monday’s Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour feature for IMCA Modifieds. The checkers in the tour lidlifter were good for $2,000. “I had a really good run on the restart and was thinking I’d either win or finish last,” Thornton said of the roll-the-dice pass on the high side of the oval. “I had pretty good car and made a couple strong runs but might have to have settled for second without that restart.” Cordes led the first 26 circuits from his outside pole start. Jarrett Brown headed the pursuit through the first half of the race before Thornton made his way to second following a caution at midway. Hunter Marriott passed Thornton on lap 19 and challenged Cordes before going off the backstretch four laps later. That put Thornton back in second and in position [Read More]

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Duffy prevails in Benton County IMCA Modified Prelude 

VINTON, Iowa (May 27) – Darin Duffy didn’t remember any of the details of his last IMCA Modified feature win at Benton County Speedway. He left the pit area with 2,000 reasons to remember his Sunday night Albert Auto Night Prelude victory. Duffy led the last 11 circuits, outrunning Richie Gustin following restarts on lap 22 and then after a fi­nal caution that forced a green, white, checkered finish. He earned $2,000 along with a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth for his efforts. “I could see Richie on the restarts but I was comfortable with the line I was running. I thought some­body would have to drive through me to get the lead if I didn’t mess up,” Duffy said. “The car was good and I was confident.” Primarily a special events driver now, Duffy’s last points race win at Benton County came in Au­gust of 2001. Gustin ended the night in second and early leader Troy Cordes was third. Jeff Aikey and Joel Rust rounded out the top five. More than 140 cars [Read More]

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Rich holiday weekend opener at Benton County for IMCA Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour

VINTON, Iowa (May 22) – A rich holiday weekend at Benton County Speedway brings the Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour presented by Wehrs Machine to Benton County Speedway. The tour for IMCA Modifieds opens at Vinton for the seventh time in nine years with a top prize of $2,000 at stake on Memorial Day Monday, May 28. Sunday’s Albert Auto Prelude also pays $2,000 to win so it will be possible for a driver to enjoy a $4,000 Memorial Weekend at the traditional home track of the IMCA Modified division. “There’s a lot to be excited about this weekend and about the entire tour,” said IMCA President Brett Root. “We’ve increased the nightly payout as well as the tour point fund, all events will be broadcast by IMCA.TV and the Dirt Knights will be featured on MAVTV.” A minimum of $200 will be paid to start each Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying tour feature, with the tour cham­pion earning a $1,500 share of the nearly $10,000 point fund. Pit gates open at 4 [Read More]

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Memorial Day opener for Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour

VINTON, Iowa – A familiar tour for IMCA Modifieds totes higher payouts at each of its eight race dates and a bigger point fund when the 2018 season is complete. The Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour opens on Monday, May 28 at Benton County Speed­way. A minimum of $2,000 will be paid to win and $200 to start each tour feature, with the cham­pion earning a $1,500 share of the nearly $10,000 point fund. “This will be the seventh time we’ve started the tour at Vinton. The Prelude special the day before also pays $2,000 to win so it’s possible for a driver to enjoy a $4,000 Memorial Weekend at Ben­ton County Speedway,” IMCA President Brett Root said. “There’s a lot to be excited about the upcoming tour. We’ve increased the payout and point fund, a passing points format will be new and the Dirt Knights will be featured on MAVTV.” “Plus,” he added, “contingency awards will be given at each event and at the conclusion of the tour.” From Vinton, the tour travels [Read More]