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IMCA Midwest Madness Tour returns for June 26-30 run

WORTHINGTON, Minn. (June 24, 2022) – Drivers in five IMCA divisions see action on five consecutive nights in the upcoming Midwest Madness Tour. Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars both race for $1,000 top prizes Sunday, June 26 at Minnesota’s Worthington Speedway; and at Iowa venues Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer on Monday, June 27; Buena Vista Raceway in Alta on Tuesday, June 28; Shelby County Speedway in Harlan on Wednesday, June 29; and at Stuart Speedway on Thursday, June 30.  Modified winners become eligible to qualify for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational while Stock Car winners become B & B Racing Chassis All-Star qualifying eligible.  Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods race for $500 to win, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $400 to win and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $200 to win each night.  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing national, regional, KMJ Performance State and tour points will be awarded. Stuart also gives track points. Point funds will be paid in all divisions. Modified and Stock Car tour champions both earn [Read More]

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IMCA Midwest Madness Tour returning for June 26-30 run

WORTHINGTON, Minn. (June 7, 2022) – Drivers in five IMCA divisions see action on five consecutive nights in the upcoming Midwest Madness Tour. Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars both race for $1,000 top prizes Sunday, June 26 at Minnesota’s Worthington Speedway; and at Iowa venues Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer on Monday, June 27; Buena Vista Raceway in Alta on Tuesday, June 28; Shelby County Speedway in Harlan on Wednesday, June 29; and at Stuart Speedway on Thursday, June 30. Modified winners become eligible to qualify for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational while Stock Car winners become B & B Racing Chassis All-Star qualifying eligible. Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods race for $500 to win, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $400 to win and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $200 to win each night.  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing national, regional, KMJ Performance State and tour points will be awarded. Stuart also gives track points.  Point funds will be paid in all divisions. Modified and Stock Car tour champions both earn [Read More]

Results

Abelson answers challenge with IMCA Speedweek victory at BVR

ALTA, Iowa (Aug. 4) – Round three took IMCA Speedweek to Buena Vista Raceway, where Chris Abelson, Devin Smith, Brandon Nielsen and Rusty Montagne all raced to $1,000 Lynn DeWall Memorial feature wins.  While Abelson was scored first every time around the track in Wednesday’s IMCA Modified main event, upstart Kollin Hibdon nearly stole the lead away with a late slide job.  Despite fuel pressure issues, Abelson answered that challenge and pulled back ahead, then eased away from his young challenger.  Hibdon had made his way from eighth starting to second just seven circuits into the 20-lapper. Abelson, already eligible to qualify for the upcoming Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational was running with the back of the field when the only caution of the race came out on lap 12. Tripp Gaylord, Lucas Lamberies and Jesse Rogotztke were next across the stripe.  Smith chased and finally caught brother and race-long leader David on the 17th of 20 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car laps. Devin Smith is already B & B Chassis All-Star qualifying eligible. David Smith ended in [Read More]

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Plenty of cold cash paid at IMCA Speedweek Hot Summer Nights Series

SPENCER, Iowa – Plenty of cold, hard cash will be paid out during the Aug. 2-7 IMCA Hot Summer Nights Series.  Many of the best IMCA drivers from across the Midwest and the nation will follow IMCA Speedweek, traveling to five different tracks in Iowa and Minnesota. “There’s been a lot of interest from track officials and drivers in a tour-type Speedweek and the Hot Summer Nights theme seemed particularly appropriate this year,” noted IMCA President Brett Root. “Speedweek will give a lot of drivers the opportunity to race for more money at both established IMCA tracks and specials.”  A $5,000 main event for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars headlines the Monday night opener at Clay County Fair Speedway. IMCA Modifieds, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks all race for $1,000 to win Aug. 2 at Spencer. IMCA Modifieds take their turn running for a $5,000 top prize on Aug. 3 at the Harris Clash. Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., hosts the 30th annual Clash, IMCA’s longest continuously running one-day special.  Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods [Read More]

Results

Abelson is successful in home track defense as Midwest Madness Tour visits Buena Vista

ALTA, Iowa (June 30) – A track that’s been very good to Chris Abelson in the past was good to the Sioux City speedster Wednesday night. Abelson got the best of Anthony Roth for the lead early into the IMCA Modified main event, then led to the finish of the 30-lap Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod Midwest Madness Tour/Kyle Suter Memorial show at Buena Vista Raceway.  “I’ve raced at Alta a long time. I did have a home track advantage and that goes a long ways,” said Abelson, a seven-time Modified track champion at BVR. “It’s always good to win here – You never want somebody to come beat you at your home track.” That “somebody” Wednesday night was Californian Cody Laney, who worked his way up from ninth starting to second. A caution with eight laps left bunched the field back up by Abelson was able to stay in front to the checkers. Roth, Tuesday winner Kyle Brown and Dakota Sproul completed the top five.  One thousand dollars richer, Abelson was already a Fast Shafts [Read More]

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Latest great finish sees Smith score BVR’s Jimmy Squib Memorial feature

ALTA, Iowa (June 23) – A season that’s already seen Mike Smith score some great finishes saw him score another one Wednesday night. Smith took the lead early into Buena Vista Raceway’s Jimmy Squib Memorial feature for IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and stayed in front to a career-best $1,000 checkers. “I’ve had a lot of really great finishes this season, five wins and lots of top five’s,” he said. “There are so many good cars and so many good competitors in this class. It feels good to know I’m able to race with those guys.” The defending race winner took the initial green from third; the only caution of the race came out just before halfway in the 20-lapper. The Jimmy Squib Memorial feature had been postponed a week and became Smith’s third straight at Alta.  Tenth starting Craig Brotherton, James Johnson, Drew Barglof and Dillon Magnussen rounded out the top five.  Dylan Fitzpatrick won the evening’s scheduled feature with Smith racing from 12th starting to finish a close second. 

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IMCA Midwest Madness Tour primed for June 27-July 1 run

JEFFERSON, S.D. – IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars headline each night of the upcoming Midwest Madness Tour presented by Western Iowa Racing Results. Both divisions race for $1,000 to win, with Modified features being qualifiers for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot and Stock Car features for the B & B chassis All-Star event, on Sunday, June 27 at Raceway Park in Jefferson, S.D; Monday, June 28 at Park Jefferson Speedway in Jefferson, S.D.; Tuesday, June 29 at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa; Wednesday, June 30 at Buena Vista Raceway in Alta, Iowa; and Thursday, July 1 at Stuart, Iowa, Speedway. Minimum start money is $150 for the Modifieds and $125 for the Stocks. Modified and Stock Car drivers must compete in at least four of the five events to be eligible for point funds to be paid to top five in points. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods also race each night with point fund shares to be paid to the top four drivers in standings for [Read More]

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Five IMCA divisions battle this weekend at Buena Vista Raceway

ALTA, Iowa – Shares of a purse that totals more than $30,000 are at stake this weekend, when five IMCA divisions battle it out at Buena Vista Raceway’s inaugural Battle at the Beaver. The Sept. 18-19 special sees IMCA Modifieds race for $700 to win, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $500, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks both for $400 and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $200 to win on opening night of the draw/redraw doubleheader.  Modifieds run for a top prize of $1,000 plus a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth on Satur­day; Stocks, SportMods and Hobby Stocks also run for $1,000 to win, Sport Compacts for $300. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and KMJ Performance State points will be awarded both nights. Weekend entry fees are $25 for Modifieds, Stock Cars, Northern SportMods and Hobby Stocks, $10 for Sport Compacts. Pit passes are $30 for adults, $15 for ages 6-10 and free for ages five and under. Pit gates and the grandstand open at 5 p.m., the drivers’ meeting is [Read More]

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Braaksma goes back to back with BVR win on Speed Shift TV Dirt Knights Tour night 2

ALTA, Iowa (July 22) – After a convincing win on opening night, Ethan Braaksma dominated on night two of the Speed Shift TV Dirt Knights Tour for IMCA Modifieds Wednesday at Buena Vista Raceway.  Braaksma made his charge from seventh starting, taking over the front spot as leader Matt Bon­ine slowed with mechanical issues and checked out on everybody, taking the checkers half a lap ahead of runner-up Cody Laney. Laney ran second the last nine times around the track but didn’t get the break he needed as the 25-lapper ran caution-free. Chris Abelson, a three-time tour winner at BVR, started 12th and fin­ished third. “We’ve worked pretty hard for this,” said Braaksma, who put his name on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot with his tour feature win Monday at Park Jefferson Speedway and banked $1,000 by taking the BVR checkers. “It was amazing to come out on top and know you beat the best guys in the Midwest twice.” Kyle Brown and Jesse Rogotzke, who’d started 13th, completed the top five.  Braaksma had finished [Read More]

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IMCA Speed Shift TV Dirt Knights Tour opens with three races in three states

VINTON, Iowa – Three nights to remember take the Speed Shift TV Dirt Knights Tour for IMCA Modifieds to three tracks in as many different states. Park Jefferson Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., hosts its first opening night tour event, paying $1,500 to win the Monday, July 20 show.  Events on Tuesday, July 21 at Jackson, Minn., Motorplex and Wednesday, July 22 at Buena Vista Raceway in Alta, Iowa, both pay $1,000 to win.  All three races are Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying events and will feature top drivers from around the Midwest as well as travelers from around the IMCA Nation.  The tour has yet to see a repeat champion through its first 10 seasons. While the Tuesday show will be the first tour event held at Jackson, Dirt Knights traveled to Park Jeff each of the last two years and to Alta eight of the last nine.  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Side Biter Chassis North Central Region, KMJ Performance State and series points are awarded at all Dirt Knights Tour events, [Read More]