By J.M. Hallas PLEASANTON, Texas (Sept. 23, 2023) – Ahhhh, fall begins, so it’s only in the 90’s instead of over 100. Saturday’s Friesen Performance IMCA Modified field took the green for Saturday’s Frist Responders Night show at I-37 Speedway with Jared Maupin getting the point pursued by Ryan Doyon, Robert Liese, Greg Dinsmore and Logan Dinsmore. Doyon pressured Maupin for the lead in turns three and four getting the spot on lap four while Greg Dinsmore got third from Liese. Logan Dinsmore followed a lap later to fourth. Coming to the midway point, Greg Dinsmore got by Maupin for second and inched closer and got a good run in after Doyon got caught by traffic. Darrell Boyd and Liese ran side-by-side for fifth until a caution that set up a four-lap shootout. Doyon got off good back under green while Maupin and Logan Dinsmore were side by side for third. Doyon had three car lengths on Greg Dinsmore when taking the checkers. “I was wondering where Greg (Dinsmore) was. I’m not going to say [Read More]
By JM Hallas PLEASANTON, Texas (July 8, 2023) – It was a blast, literally. While many tracks celebrated the Fourth of July during the previous week, I-37 Speedway celebrated the next weekend, hosting its Military Appreciation Night with free admission to active and retired military, discounts for the rest of their families and loads of service members from the San Antonio bases. Last year the cannon was a big hit. #herecomestheboom At the start of the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified 20-lap feature it was Greg Dinsmore getting a good launch to get the lead followed by Ryan Doyon, Rick Green, Johnny Torres and Chris Carroll. Doyon quickly began looking on Greg Dinsmore getting the top spot on lap two with Johnny Torres getting third from Green. Logan Dinsmore made his way past Carroll for fifth. Darrell Boyd had his first of two spins for a lap four caution. Once back to green, Torres worked past Greg Dinsmore for second while Logan Dinsmore took fourth from Green. Greg Dinsmore fought back, running side-by-side with Torres for a couple [Read More]
By JM Hallas PLEASANTON, Texas (June 17, 2023) – Saturday was the time to crown the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified Royal Rumble mini-series, sponsored by Sundowner Performance Diesel, champion at I-37 Speedway. There had been three different winners in the previous three races, Dillon Tindall, Chris Morris and Ryan Doyon, with Tindall and Tanner Whitmire tied for the lead going into the finale, Logan Dinsmore three points out and Doyon rounding out the top. The race sailed by, going green to checkers on the blackened off track. Dinsmore drew the pole and took advantage of the starting spot, jumping out front as three-wide for second sorted out to Whitmire, Tindall and Doyon with Landon Bednarz fifth. Johnny Torres, in a borrowed ride, moved past Bednarz for fifth, then Doyon for fourth. Coming to halfway it was Dinsmore maintaining his advantage over Whitmire, Tindall, Torres and Doyon. Dinsmore was hitting traffic, but only missed a beat once as the laps waned. Dinsmore easily took the checkers. “I’ll probably give dad his sponsored money back, or go [Read More]
By JM Hallas PLEASANTON, Texas (May 6, 2023) – The first round of I-37 Speedway Royal Rumble ended with heartbreak for Chris Morris. Round two on Saturday was his night for atonement. Two weeks ago, the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified main had a thrilling finish with a last-lap pass for the win by Dillon Tindall. After a late restart Tindall took advantage of a rare mistake by Morris in turn three when he pushed up too high, allowing Tindall to dive low and take the top spot coming to the white flag and then hanging on to the checkers. Round two at Pleasanton saw 17 cars roar to life with Tanner Whitmire taking the point ahead of Morris, Mark Carrell, Tindall and Chris Carroll. Tindall snuck past Carrell for third and closed on Morris, who slid high in turns three and four. An infield tire slowed the pace for a lap five yellow. On the restart, Tindall got by Morris for second while Logan Dinsmore, Jared Maupin and Hardy Henderson went three-wide for sixth. That [Read More]
By J.M. Hallas PLEASANTON, Texas (March 25, 2023) – And so it begins. I-37 Speedway, after a “proposed” opening night rain out last week, raised the curtain on the new season with a host of racing on the night’s agenda. The Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, thanks to Sundowner Performance Diesel, had a $1,000 to win Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifier won by Greg Dinsmore. As the feature roared to life it was Logan Dinsmore taking a look low on his dad Greg for the lead off turn two before a quick yellow. The leader got a good launch on a lap 14 restart green. Logan Dinsmore used the middle groove to get second back from Doyon but his dad had already checked out. “Finally, we have this car figured out,” said Dinsmore. “We raced it a couple times last year. It was quick, but we had some problems we had to work out. It’s really coming around. Starting on the pole didn’t hurt. We had a good run in the heat.” “It was awesome finishing [Read More]
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.
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.
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]
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]
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]