SPENCER, Iowa (Aug. 3) – The top side of the big Clay County Fair Speedway oval took Chris Abelson to victory lane in Monday’s Speed Shift TV Dirt Knights Tour IMCA Modified main event. Forty entries from nine different states vied in the fourth round of the 2020 tour and after Tanner Black led the first two laps, Abelson took charge on the high groove. Kelly Shryock made a charge of his own from 11th starting but ran out of laps and ended in second. “The cushion kept getting closer and closer to the wall. You had to negotiate it just right,” Abelson said. “He’s (Shryock) a tough competitor and always one to look for.” Abelson had started fourth and quickly drove past Brandon Beckendorf, Nick Meyer and Black to take over the front spot. Cautions on laps six and 10 brought the field back together briefly before Abelson was pulling away. Jesse Rogotzke worked his way to third late in the 25-lapper, Nick Meyer was fourth and tour point leader Ethan Braaksma was fifth. Meyer [Read More]
SPENCER, Iowa – Three races over the course of four nights are next for IMCA Modifieds following the Speed Shift TV Dirt Knights Tour, starting Monday at Clay County Fair Speedway. The Aug. 3 show at Spencer boasts a $1,000 to win, 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying feature. Pit gates and the grandstand open at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow for the 97th event in the tour’s 10-plus seasons. Fairmont Raceway’s Aug. 5 Bob Shryock Memorial and Kossuth County Speedway’s Aug. 6 Denny Hovenga Memorial are headlined by $1,000 to win, All-Star ballot qualifiers as well. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts complete Monday, Wednesday and Thursday night cards. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and racing follows 7 p.m. hot laps at Fairmont. Algona opens the gates at 5:30 p.m. and also hot laps at 7 p.m. All Dirt Knights events are broadcast by Speed Shift TV. Point leader Ethan Braaksma of Newton won the first [Read More]
HARLAN, Iowa – IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars race for a minimum of $1,000 to win each night of the Arnold Motor Supply Midwest Madness Tour. The tour starts Saturday, June 27 at Shelby County Speedway in Harlan, then travels to The New Raceway Park Speedway at Jefferson, S.D., on Sunday, June 28; Clay County Fair Speedway at Spencer on Monday, June 29; Fairmont, Minn., Raceway on Tuesday, June 30; Kossuth County Speedway in Algona on Wednesday, July 1; Stuart Speedway on Thursday, July 2; and Crawford County Speedway in Denison on Friday, July 3. All shows are draw/redraw and each Modified feature is a qualifying event for the 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Arnold Motor Supply gift cards in the amounts of $1,000, $500 and $250 will go to the top three drivers in final tour points. Awards will be distributed following the final night’s program. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods also race each night. Information about the Midwest Madness Tour, presented by Western Iowa Racing results, [Read More]
SPENCER, Iowa (Aug. 2) – IMCA Modifieds will be on the road to Clay County Fair Speedway for round six of the Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour. The Monday, Aug. 5 feature pays $1,500 to win and is a qualifying event for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 6 p.m. at Spencer, hometown of series title sponsor Arnold Motor Supply. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and free for kids ages 12 and under. Pit passes are $30 for adults and $15 for minors. Also running are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $1,200 to win, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods both for $800 to win and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $300 to win. Sunday’s The Knight Before program at Spencer is also sponsored by Hahn Roofing and boasts a $1,500 to win, All-Star ballot qualifying feature for the Modifieds. Dirt Knights history will be made on Wednesday, Aug. 7 when [Read More]
SPENCER, Iowa – A check for $1,000 and a berth on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot are on the line Sunday, June 2 at Clay County Fair Speedway. Eight hundred dollars of the IMCA Modified purse is sponsored by Weasy’s Bar & Grille. LJK Racing added to the divisional purse for the Abel Drainage & Excavating Night show at Spencer. Also on the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing program are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts. Feature winners in all divisions receive $100 gift cards from Spencer Auto Parts. Pit gates and the grandstand open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are at 5:30 p.m. with racing to follow. Grandstand admission is $10 for adults and free for kids ages 12 and under. Pit passes are $25 for adults, $15 for kids ages six to 14 and free for five and under.
SPENCER, Iowa – The Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour event scheduled for tonight (Monday) at Clay County Fair Speedway has been rained out. The IMCA Modified tour finale will not be rescheduled. Point standings will be tabulated using drivers’ best five of six event finishes; all point fund amounts and contingency awards are to be announced.
SPENCER, Iowa – The finale for the 2018 Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour is Monday, Aug. 6, when IMCA Modifieds headline the Clay County Fair Speedway show. A top check of $2,000, along with a berth on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot are at stake as the series travels to Spencer, hometown of tour title sponsor Arnold Motor Supply. Arnold Motor Supply provides a portion of the $10,000 point fund and also awards a Traeger Lil’ Tex Elite Pellet Grill to the champion of the ninth annual tour. Hunter Marriott has the current point lead and two previous Clay County tour victories to his credit. The Brookfield, Mo., driver won at Spencer in 2016 and again last year. Drivers’ six best finishes over the course of the seven-date series will be used to determine point standings because of events held out of state and drivers in contention for the tour championship are aware of that scoring. One hundred and seventy drivers from 14 states have competed in one or more of the first [Read More]