Hughes puts new IMCA Stock Car in Fairgrounds Speedway victory lane

CORTEZ, Colo. (July 16) – After a month away from the track putting final touches on a new race car, Jeramy Hughes parked that 2020 Terminator ride in victory lane at Fairgrounds Speedway. The July 16 victory was the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car first in 2-1/2 years for the Farmington, N.M., driver. He start on the pole and led flag-to-flag while battling power steering issues all weekend. “It was a huge relief to know I can still compete. I was starting to doubt myself there for a while,” Hughes said afterwards. “I saw Aaron’s (Spangler) nose one time and knew I had to get up on the wheel.” Hughes started his IMCA career in 2013. He’s always been a consistent runner and had top five finishes in his two previous starts, at Aztec, but hadn’t been able to seal the deal for two-plus seasons until opening night of the doubleheader at Cortez. “Taking the checkers was great,” he said. “It’s great to know I can still do it and can put a brand new car [Read More]


IMCA starts fourth decade at Fairgrounds Speedway Cortez with 3-day show

CORTEZ, Colo. – A fourth decade of IMCA racing at Fairgrounds Speedway Cortez begins with a three-day show Friday through Sunday, May 15-17. “It’s been overwhelming. The response we’ve gotten for the Covid Clash has been amazing,” Race Director Rowdy Briggs said of early-entry numbers for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, IMCA SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts. “We have 139 pre-registered now and know of more that are coming.” Pre-registered IMCA drivers for what will rank as one of the biggest events held at Cortez hail from half a dozen states and additional parking has been added to accommodate those race teams. The grandstands will be closed and social distancing will be enforced in the pit area per CDC recommendations. A facial covering will be required away from pit stalls or when not in the race car. Drivers should pre-register through MyRacePass and must sign in at the track by 5:20 p.m. on Friday.  An open practice runs from 4:30-9:30 p.m. on Thursday and pit gates open at 8 a.m. [Read More]