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Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights win at Park Jefferson is Gustin’s tour career 10th

JEFFERSON, S.D. (July 22) – Richie Gustin had to rate Monday’s Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour main event as a “10.” Gustin won his IMCA Modified tour career best 10th feature at Park Jefferson Speedway, follow­ing his opening night tour checkers with a second consecutive Dirt Knights victory. Already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, Gustin earned $1,500. Jesse Sobbing got the best of Josh Most in a lengthy battle behind Gustin to finish second. Early leader Most ended in third. Rounding out the top five were Joel Rust and Chris Abelson. Rust had won his ‘B’ feature and started 13th; hard charger Shane DeMey started 19th and ended in seventh. The second installment of the 2019 tour brought 37 IMCA Modifieds, representing seven states, to town.  Travis Barker topped the scheduled IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature and Craig Clift captured the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main. Winners of Iron Cup/Midwest Madness Tour features were Sobbing in the Modifieds and Aaron Cain in the Stocks. John Cain was first to the Hobby Stock checkers and [Read More]

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Park Jefferson date kicks off four-night IMCA Dirt Knights Tour swing

JEFFERSON, S.D. (July 14) – The Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour journeys out of state for the first time this season, traveling to Park Jefferson Speedway for a Monday, July 22 show that opens a four-night swing. IMCA Modifieds run for $1,500 to win in tour events at Jefferson and on Tuesday, July 23 at Han­cock County Speedway in Britt, then for a top prize of $2,000 Wednesday, July 24 at Buena Vista Raceway at Alta, in an event that doubles as the Al Ritts Memorial. Night number four is Thursday, July 25 at Kossuth County Speedway in Algona. That feature pays $1,500 to the winner. All four events are Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot-qualifying races, as is the $1,500 to win Iron Cup/Midwest Madness Tour makeup that precedes the Dirt Knights card at Park Jefferson. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods also run during that portion of the program.  Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods run all four nights; Mach-1 Sport Compacts are on Wednesday and Thursday [Read More]

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Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour opener moves to Marshalltown

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – With hopes that the third time will be a charm, opening night for the Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour moves to Marshalltown Speedway. Traveling IMCA Modifieds race for $2,000 to win their Tuesday, June 4 main event.  A Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth is at stake, as are IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Side Biter Chassis North Central Region, E3 Spark Plugs State and special series points. Also on the midweek program are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods, chasing $500 top checks, and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks in a $300 to win feature. National, regional and state points will be awarded in those divisions. Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow.  Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and free for kids ages 10 and under. Pit passes are $30. More information about opening night for the 10th annual tour is available by calling 515 231-5444 and at [Read More]

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Sports Park Raceway postponed, Benton County Speedway to host Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights opener

FORT DODGE, Iowa (May 21) – Rain has been declared the winner of tonight’s Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour event at Sports Park Raceway.  The Fort Dodge speedplant was to host opening night for the 10th annual tour for IMCA Modifieds Tuesday evening. IMCA and track officials hope to reschedule that race for later this summer. The tour now gets underway on Memorial Day with a $1,500 to win, minimum $150 to start show at Benton County Speedway in Vinton. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods complete the Monday, May 27 program, to be broadcast by IMCA.TV.  The traditional home track of the IMCA Modified division, Benton County has hosted eight Dirt Knights Tour events since 2011, each of which resulted in a different winner. It’s a rich holiday weekend in Vinton, as Modifieds will race for $2,000 to win at Sunday’s Albert Auto Night program. Both Albert Auto Night and Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour features are qualifiers for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Sanctioned [Read More]

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IMCA Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour at Sports Park Raceway for opening night

FORT DODGE, Iowa – Plenty of new lighting is already in place and concession stands have been remodeled. Four sections of aluminum bleachers will be put in place and the leader board relocated to the front stretch before Sports Park Raceway rolls out the red carpet for opening night of the Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour.  IMCA Modifieds following the 10th annual tour race for $1,500 to win along with a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth on Tuesday, May 21.  “We made history last year when we opened as an IMCA track and we look forward to making it again when we host the Dirt Knights Tour for the first time,” said co-promoter Jason Vansickel. “We were excited to be IMCA sanctioned last season. We were ecstatic to find out we had the first race on the schedule this year.”  A minimum of $150 will be paid to start the main event at Fort Dodge. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods are also on the evening card.  Pit gates open at [Read More]

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11 dates in three states for 10th annual Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour

FORT DODGE, Iowa – Eleven dates in three states are on the schedule for the 10th annual Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour for IMCA Modifieds. The tour makes its first-ever appearance at Sports Park Raceway in Fort Dodge for opening night on Tuesday, May 21. Up next are the Monday, May 27 Memorial Day show at Benton County Speedway in Vinton; Tuesday, June 4 at Marshalltown Speedway; Monday, July 22 at Park Jefferson Speedway in Jefferson, S.D.; Tuesday, July 23 at Hancock County Speedway in Britt; Wednesday, July 24 at Buena Vista Raceway in Alta; Thursday, July 25 at Kossuth County Speedway in Algona; Monday, Aug. 5 at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer; Wednesday, Aug. 7 at Fairmont, Minn., Raceway; Saturday, Sept. 21 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington; and Saturday, Sept. 28 at Benton County. The Fairmont date is the first-ever tour event held in Minnesota. The tour also makes its first visit to 34 Raceway. Title sponsor Arnold Motor Supply provides a portion of the $10,000 tour point fund and also awards [Read More]

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Dirt Knights at Clay County rained out

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.

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Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour finale Aug. 6 at Clay County Fair Speedway

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]

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Marriott makes it two wins in three nights with BVR Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights checkers

ALTA, Iowa (July 25) – Wednesday’s night’s Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour rubber match went to Hunter Marriott. Marriott led every lap from the pole in winning the IMCA Modified main event at Buena Vista Race­way. The $2,000 tour victory was his second in three days, the first coming Monday at Park Jefferson Speedway. Kyle Strickler, winner of the Tuesday tour event at Hancock County Speedway, was a distant se­cond. “It seems like we had gone on a dry streak there for a while, then we got a couple wins on the Dakota Tour so we knew we could still do it,” said Marriott, who’d put his name on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot Monday. “We’ve won three of five career starts at Alta and a couple Dirt Knights features now, and that always feels good.” Strickler fell back as far as fifth before working his way back to the runner-up spot. Joel Rust, defend­ing BVR race winner Chris Abelson and Kyle Brown finished third through fifth, respec­tively, in the 25-lapper. Marriott may [Read More]

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Strickler is best at Britt for IMCA Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour win

BRITT, Iowa (July 24) – There’s something about Hancock County Speedway that brings out the best in Kyle Strickler. Strickler led every lap in winning Tuesday’s Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour feature for IMCA Modifieds, earning $2,000 along with a spot on the 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Hunter Marriott followed his Monday night victory at Park Jefferson Speedway with a runner-up finish. He pressured Strickler throughout the first half of the race and was joined by Ryan Ruter in hot pursuit the last half. Strickler, however, was able to lengthen his lead on the rest of the field before taking the check­ers. The victory was Strickler’s Dirt Knights Tour career third and all have been at Britt. Strickler won the show that doubled as Night of 1,000 Stars in 2013 and the Salute to Veterans Night event in 2015. He also counts the 2014 Night of 10,000 Stars and last year’s Shryock Memorial All-Star among his checkered flag runs at Hancock County. Rounding out the top five were Ethan Dotson and ‘B’ [Read More]