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2020 Harris Clash is coming to IMCA TV

We are extremely pleased to announce the LEGENDARY Harris Clash has been added to the 2020 IMCA TV schedule.  The Harris Clash started in 1992 with Kelly Shryock winning the first event. The race was then held at Webster City, Boone and Harlan, Iowa. In 1996, the Clash was moved to Knoxville. This allowed racers to compete at the famed half-mile on a level playing field, as the Clash was the only Modified race held there every year.  The Harris Clash quickly became an IMCA must-win event for all Modified competi­tors. Kelly Shryock, Bill Davis, Kyle Strickler and Greg Metz are all two-time winners of the Harris Clash in the Modified division. In 2006, the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod division was added and has been a part of the event ever since.  2018 was an especially exciting year for the Harris Clash and featured a new venue as the race moved to Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn. This was the first opportunity for IMCA competitors to turn laps at this prestigious track.  The [Read More]

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29th annual IMCA Harris Clash is Aug. 4 at Deer Creek

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. – The 29th annual Harris Clash sees IMCA Modifieds and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods in action at Deer Creek Speedway on Tuesday, Aug. 4.  Modifieds run for $3,000 to win, plus a $500 bonus if their chassis was built by a Manufacturers’ Cup participant, as well as a spot on the 2021 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. The 10-lap, $1,000 to win Harris Clash Race of Champions is open to all former Clash winners and is again sponsored by Wehrs Machine and Racing Products. Northern SportMods race for $1,200 to win. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and KMJ Performance Minnesota State points will be awarded in both divisions; Modifieds also earn Side Biter Chassis North Central Region points.  Drivers can pre-enter at the www.harrisclash.com website; pre-entry is now $75 for Modifieds and $50 for SportMods.  Pit gates at Spring Valley open at 3 p.m. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. Spectator admission is $20 for adults and $5 for kids ages 12 and under. Pit passes are $35 for [Read More]

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Harris Clash returns to Deer Creek Speedway in 2020

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. – After a near record-breaking attendance to the 2019 Harris Clash, the 2020 Harris Clash date has been announced. The event will return to Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., for a third time on Aug. 4. This will be the 29th running of the event.  Bob Harris, promoter of the Harris Clash, is looking forward to what the new year will bring.  “We are thrilled to be returning to Deer Creek Speedway once again for the Harris Clash. The staff there is second to none and works with IMCA and our team to put on a tremendous show,” he said. “The implementation of the Race of Champions this year brought a new tradition to the Clash and we are excited to see how that race takes shape over time.” The Race of Champions, a new part of the Harris Clash that featured a dash of past event champions, will be returning to the lineup in 2020. The 2019 event featured a $1,200 to win Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and $3,000 to [Read More]

Austin Arneson
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Arneson’s great night at Deer Creek ends with IMCA Modified Harris Clash checkers

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. (Aug. 6) – An IMCA Modified driver who’s been racking up some impres­sive wins this summer added another one to his resume Tuesday nigh Austin Arneson topped the 28th annual Harris Clash at Deer Creek Speedway, leading the last 11 of 30 laps and outrunning fellow North Dakota hotshoe Tom Berry Jr. in the dash to the checkers coming out of the final turn. “It was a great night for me. It was a fun race with a lot of sliding back and forth,” said Arneson, who earned $3,000 for the victory in addition to a 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth. More than 140 race teams from 14 states saw action in front of another big Clash crowd at Spring Val­ley. Berry had caught race-long and defending Clash winner Cayden Carter for the lead on lap 18, then saw Arneson drive by the next time around.  He couldn’t quite make a last-shot slider stick, however, and had to settle for a close second. Carter, hard charger Jake O’Neil and Ricky Thornton [Read More]

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Early entries top 110 for 28th annual IMCA Harris Clash

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. – Early entries are in hand from more than 110 drivers for Tuesday’s Harris Clash. IMCA Modifieds and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods headline the 28th annual event at Deer Creek Speedway on Aug. 6. Thirteen states are represented by the list of pre-registered competi­tors. Modifieds race for $3,000 to win, plus a $500 bonus if their chassis was built by a Manufacturers’ Cup participant, plus a berth on the 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Top prize for the Northern SportMods is $1,200. New this year is the 10-lap, $1,000 to win Harris Clash Race of Champions open to all former Clash winners and sponsored by Wehrs Machine and Racing Products. The highest finishing non-qualifier in that race receives a provisional start in the main event. Pre-registered Modified drivers include: Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa J.D. Auringer, Waterloo, Iowa Aaron Benson, Clear Lake, Iowa Tom Berry Jr., Newburg, N.D. Jacob Bleess, Chatfield Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa Mike Burbridge, Delhi, Iowa John Burrow Jr., Denver, Colo. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa Rob Charapata, Green Bay, [Read More]

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IMCA Harris Clash returns to Deer Creek Speedway Aug. 6

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. – The Harris Clash returns to Deer Creek Speedway on Aug. 6, with IMCA Modifieds and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods headlining the 28th annual event. Modifieds race for $3,000 to win, plus a $500 bonus if their chassis was built by a Manufacturers’ Cup participant, along with a berth on the 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Top prize for the Northern SportMods is $1,200. New this year is the 10-lap, $1,000 to win Harris Clash Race of Champions open to all former Clash winners and sponsored by Wehrs Machine and Racing Products. The highest finishing non-qualifier in that race receives a provisional start in the Tuesday night main event. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and E3 Spark Plugs Minnesota State points will be awarded in both divisions; Modifieds also earn Side Biter Chassis North Central Region points. Pit gates at Spring Valley open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 4 p.m. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. with the drivers’ meeting and racing to follow.  Spectator admission is $20 [Read More]

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2019 Harris Clash date announced 

AMES, Iowa – Bob Harris, owner of Bob Harris Enterprises and promoter of the Harris Clash, has announced the date of the 2019 Harris Clash. The IMCA special, which headed to Deer Creek Speedway last year for the first time in its history, will be returning to the Spring Valley, Minn., track on Aug. 6, 2019. Harris is excited about the future of the event. “There is a certain hype around the announcement of the (Harris) Clash date for 2019. The 2018 race was one of the best yet. The fans and everyone involved in organizing and promoting the race are excited to see that energy continue into next year,” he said. “We cannot wait to see everyone at Deer Creek Speedway on Aug. 6 for the 2019 Harris Clash.” The 2018 event featured $3,000 to win IMCA Modifieds and $1,000 to win Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, yielding a field of 151 cars from 17 states and Canada, the highest car count in Harris Clash history. Top check for the Northern SportMods has been increased to [Read More]

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Carter makes Harris Clash history on record-breaking night at Deer Creek

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. (Aug. 7) – A history-making night turned out to be a record-breaking night Tuesday at Deer Creek Speedway. Cayden Carter raced from 17th starting to win the IMCA Modified main event, and $3,000, at the Harris Clash, the first IMCA event held at Spring Valley. Ninth starting Jake McBirnie topped the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature and earned $1,000. Ninety-six Modifieds and 55 SportMods were entered with the total car count of 151 the highest in the 27-year history of the Clash, which played out before a very full grandstand. Seventeen states and Canada were represented. “To win the Harris Clash means a lot to me. I’ve never been able to get it done before,” Carter said. “To come to Deer Creek and win the first IMCA Modified event here is pretty amazing.” Carter had moved steadily through the field and into the top three with 10 circuits to go and was in the right spot at the right time when frontrunners Kyle Strickler and Richie Gustin, both two-time Clash winners, got [Read More]

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Early entries top 110 for IMCA Harris Clash at Deer Creek Speedway

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. – More than 110 IMCA Modified and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod drivers are now entered for the history-making Harris Clash. Deer Creek Speedway hosts the 27th annual event next Tuesday, Aug. 7. Modifieds will race for $3,000 to win, Northern SportMods for $1,000 to win when the first-ever IMCA-sanc­tioned event is held at the Spring Valley, Minn., oval. The Modified feature is a qualifying event for the 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot and IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Minnesota State points are at stake for both divisions. Modifieds also earn Side Biter Chassis North Central Region points. The 61 drivers now pre-entered in that division are: Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, Iowa; Chad Andersen, Fort Calhoun, Neb.; J.D. Auringer, Waterloo, Iowa; Josh Barta, Cedar Falls, Iowa; Jacob Bleess, Chatfield; Jeff Bodendorfer Jr., Waterford, Wis.; Chris Bragg, Springtown, Texas; Jason Brees, Meriden, Iowa; Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa; Rob Charapata, Green Bay, Wis.; Clayton Christensen, Spencer, Iowa; and Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa. Eric Dailey, Armstrong, Iowa; Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Darin Duffy, [Read More]

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Deer Creek is destination for history-making 27th an­nual Harris Clash 

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. – History will be made when one of the premier events for IMCA Modi­fieds travels to one of the premier tracks in the Midwest this summer. Deer Creek Speedway hosts the 27th annual Harris Clash on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Modifieds race for $3,000 to win, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods for $1,000 to win when the first-ever IMCA-sanc­tioned event is held at the Spring Valley, Minn., oval. “This will be a historical event. Deer Creek is one of the tracks that ranks right up there when you talk about dirt track facilities,” IMCA President Brett Root said. “I think this is going to be a stellar event, possibly the biggest one-day event Deer Creek experi­ences this year. The history of the Clash and the reputation of Deer Creek set the stage for a pretty impressive night of IMCA racing.” While a career’s worth of bragging rights are on the line, the Modified feature is a qualifier for the 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. “Bob Harris, in his efforts to promote this event, [Read More]