Alvarado’s racing vacation starts with IMCA Modtana Madness win

BELGRADE, Mont. (July 1, 2023) – Ricky Alvarado started his 2023 Friesen Performance IMCA Modified racing vacation with the $5,000 checkers at Gallatin Speedway’s inaugural Modtana Madness special. The veteran from Colorado won both his heat races and the pole dash Friday night at Belgrade, then led all 55 laps of Saturday’s main event. “It has been a while since I ran that many laps and it has been maybe 10 years since I won $5,000 so it was pretty exciting to pull that off,” Alvarado said. “I had never raced at Gallatin before and the facility is beautiful. The weather was about as perfect as you could ask for and it was neat to race in front of such a big crowd.” Already Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligible, Alvarado won ahead of home state drivers Ty Clemens, Davon Jadwin and Jordan Tocci. Wyoming’s Braxton Yeager completed the top five as Modtana Madness presented by NAPA Auto Parts drew 51 IMCA entries. “We had a break on lap 25 for fuel. At the start the track was tacky [Read More]


IMCA Modifieds race for $5,000 at Gallatin’s Modtana Madness special

BELGRADE, Mont. (June 15, 2023) – Big money is at stake for Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds in Big Sky Country. Gallatin Speedway’s first annual Modtana Madness presented by NAPA Auto Parts is slated Friday, June 30-Saturday, July 1 and boasts a $5,000 top prize. While the winner gets the biggest check and becomes eligible to qualify for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational, the runner-up takes home $3,000 and third place pays $2,000. Drivers finishing in the top 10 bank at least $1,000 and making the main event pays $400. Entry fee is $100, pit passes are $35 and IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Shaw Race Cars Western Region, Montana State and track points will be awarded. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. both days with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m. Spectator admission is $20 for adults and free for kids ages 12 and under. More information is available from promoter Dave Weisz at 406 388-9666 and on Facebook. NAPA Auto Parts stores teaming up [Read More]