IMCA Modifieds chase $1,000 check at I-37 opener

PLEASANTON, Texas (March 22, 2023) – Saturday’s season opener at I-37 Speedway sees Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds racing for $1,000 to win along with qualifying eligibility for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.  Pit gates and the grandstand both open at 4 p.m. for the March 25 lidlifter. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow.  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, GRT Race Cars South Central Region, Texas State and track points will be awarded.  Pit passes are $30. Spectator admission is $16 for adults, $11 for seniors, military and First Responders, and $6 for kids, with five and under free. Friday’s practice session at Pleasanton runs from 6-9:30 p.m. Pit passes are 420.


IMCA Modifieds look to lasso $1,000 at I-37 on Aug. 6

PLEASANTON, Texas (Aug. 1, 2022) – A $1,000 check and Fast Shafts All-Star qualifying eligibility await the winner of the Saturday, Aug. 6 Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature at I-37 Speedway.  Sundowner RV of Kerrville is sponsor of the evening’s race program and pit passes are $30.  Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 pm. Hot laps are at 6:45 p.m. with racing at approximately 7:15 p.m. 


Whitmire is Saturday winner at I-37

By J.M. Hallas PLEASANTON, Texas (April 30, 2022) – After a two week hiatus, it was time to fire up the engines on the ¼ mile semi-banked I-37 Speedway dirt oval Saturday and Tanner Whitmire was back in victory lane after a lengthy hiatus of his own. At the start of the 20-lap Friesen Performance IMCA Modified main it was Rick Green with the lead chased by Jared Maupin, Whitmire, Ryan Doyon and Chris Morris. Robert Liese spun to infield and collected Marlin Samford as he tried to pull back on track. On the restart, Maupin tried the high side on Green with Whitmire looking to go three-wide for the lead.  Whitmire took second and began to look low on Green while Morris got by Maupin for third. Whitmire then tried the high side on Green and got a good run down the back stretch, taking the point on lap nine. At the crossed flags it was Whitmire, Green, Morris, Maupin and Jamie Campbell in the top five. As Green tried to make the bottom [Read More]


Green to checkers for Green at I-37

By J.M. Hallas  PLEASANTON, Texas (April 9, 2022) – After a scheduled week off, it was time for round two of the I-37 Speedway point season and Rick Green raced to his first IMCA Modified feature win of the season in flag-to-flag fashion. As green waved on the 20-lap main it was Green with a big run into turn one. Four cautions slowed the first half of the contest but the last half was run under green with Jared Maupin looking middle-up on Green in turns one and two and then the bottom in turns three and four. Greg Dinsmore closed in on Maupin looking low as Maupin tried high. This gave Doyon the chance to reel Dinsmore in for the closing laps. Up front it was the former track champion, Green inching ahead by a couple car lengths to score the victory. “They let me take the green flag tonight,” joked Green. “I actually drove it in a little too hard and saw him (Maupin) get beside me. The car finally bit and once [Read More]


Maupin prevails in IMCA Modified opener at I-37

By J.M. Hallas PLEASANTON, Texas (March 19, 2022) – Spring has (almost) sprung, with the new season only hours away before the green flag waved for the I-37 Speedway season opener on the ¼-mile, semi-banked dirt oval, just south of San Antonio. As the IMCA Modified 20-lap main fired off it was Jared Maupin off turn two with the lead trailed by Chris Morris, Cameron Starry, Robert Liese and Ryan Doyon in top five.  After a quick spin and caution, Morris began his challenge on Maupin for the lead, throwing everything but the kitchen sink at him. Morris tried diving in low and got alongside Maupin, but Maupin held him off. Another quick spin-caution set up a repeat of Morris trying to stick the nose inside Maupin on the restart, to no avail.  After a lap 16 restart, the top three broke away quickly back under green with Morris still trying to dive in under Maupin. Morris got his best chance on lap 18 getting door to door with Maupin on the back stretch, but [Read More]


Green goes old school at I-37

By J.M. Hallas  PLEASANTON, Texas (July 31) – Saturday was I-37 Speedway’s annual Back to School Night with the track and Team Dinsmore handing out school supplies to kids in need that attended.  A lucky 13 IMCA Modifieds took the green with Rick Green grabbing the point off turn two pursued by Marcus Mikulencak, Logan Dinsmore and Craig Oakes.  After a series of cautions, it was Green getting a slight advantage while Mikulencak and Jared Maupin battled for second and Oakes quickly working forward getting past Cameron Starry and McSpadden for fifth. JP Dowell had a good run going taking third from Maupin before pulling off just before halfway. Oakes was able to snag third from Mikulencak while Dinsmore and McSpadden were side-by-side for fifth. Up front, Green was easing away while Oakes and Maupin battled for second. A late caution for Mikulencak stopped on the back stretch erased his lead. On green, Green got away but Maupin gave him a look low coming off turn four to the white flag. Green was able to [Read More]


Whiteaker wins a wild one

By J.M. Hallas  PLEASANTON, Texas (April 24) – Steve Whiteaker won a wild one Saturday at I-37 Speedway, charging from the back of the IMCA Modified field to the front after an early spin. Seventeen cars took the green for the 20-lap feature with Raymond McSpadden from the outside row first into turn one to lead chased by Ryan Doyon, Whiteaker, Cody Tidwell and Dillon Tindall. Whiteaker got second from Doyon and was trying the high side when he made a rare mistake, looping it in turn four. While a bad break for Whiteaker, it was a good break for fans watching him charge his way back through the field. On the restart, it was Tindall getting too high in turn four and falling back in the pack while Doyon was looking low on McSpadden for the lead. Doyon got past to lead lap five with Trevor Egbert taking third from Jared Maupin. Egbert then took second from McSpadden, while Whiteaker was already back to sixth taking the spot from Talon Minten. Egbert caught Doyon [Read More]


Whiteaker, Williams are first at I-37 Frostbuster

By J.M. Hallas PLEASANTON, Texas (Feb. 27) Oh, the irony of the show title. After suffering through a week of weather better suited for the Arctic, it was time for the roar of race engines as I-37 Speedway kicked off the 2021 season with its Frostbuster Saturday night after an open practice on Friday. With north Texas tracks suffering rain outs to their opening weekend shows, some drivers took the opportunity to travel south, or further south as was the case for several out of state teams. The track was also able to add the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars to the night’s slate running for IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing national, EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region and KMJ Performance State points. Debuting a new car can be tough sometimes getting all the bugs worked out but Steve Whiteaker Jr. proved that wrong, taking home the IMCA Modified 20-lap feature win on its maiden voyage.  Danny Patterson was first to turn one but it was former track champion Rick Green going around him to lead lap one. Robby [Read More]


I-37 checkers fly for Carroll

By J.M. Hallas PLEASANTON, Texas (Aug. 1) – Chris Carroll captured the IMCA Modified checkers as I-37 Speedway got back in action Saturday night.  Greg Dinsmore got to turn one first trailed by Robert Liese Jr., A.J. Wernette, Donald Banker and Chandler Fox. Behind them, Logan Dinsmore, Ryan Doyon and Robby Minten were three-wide for sixth. After a couple cautions, Carroll was on the move getting by Wernette for third and swapping second with Liese.  Carroll finally secured the spot while Landon Bednarz and Banker ran side-by-side for fourth. Carroll got along side Greg Dinsmore on a restart and took the point. Three-wide battles continued with Tindall, Bednarz and Banker for third after Greg Dinsmore pulled off. Banker, Bednarz and Tidwell were next to go three abreast. Not to be outdone, Rich Green, Chris Swenson, Tindall and Bednarz tried four wide as the laps wound down.  As the white flag waved Carroll had built a good lead on his way to the win.


Dinsmore answers Summer Showdown questions

By J.M. Hallas PLEASANTON, Texas (July 18) – Greg Dinsmore answered all the questions in winning the Satur­day Summer Showdown IMCA Modified feature at I-37 Speedway. The 20-lap feature saw Dinsmore getting to turn one first trailed by Ryan Doyon, A.J. Wernette, Talon Minten and Johnny Melancon alongside Logan Dinsmore. Following two early restarts, Doyon and Minten swapped the second spot before Minten powered around and closed on the leader.  Minten showed him his nose once with Dinsmore adjusting to a middle groove and holding the top spot. At halfway, Dinsmore was running up on traffic giving Doyon the chance to close a six-car advantage in the waning laps. Dinsmore, a former track champion, got through traffic and kept Doyon at bay in taking the win. Son Logan was fifth.   “Just so many emotions racing with my kids,” said Dinsmore “It’s something I have been waiting for, for so many years. So many emotions. In the race Friday night we had a fast car but caught a rut and broke an upper ‘A’ arm. We spent the day welding things I never thought I would even [Read More]