Independence races to save lives with Iowa Donor Network Night show

By Jeremy Fox  INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (July 24) – Independence Motor Speedway raced to save lives on Saturday, hosting the Iowa Donor Network Night. Iowa Donor Network was on hand with info and for people to sign up as an organ donor. Drivers Prizes, Donation Honorees, Raffles, Prizes and Apparel for Sale plus the first 300 adults got a gift from Longhorn Steakhouse. A helmet and door signed by drivers auctioned off at Intermission along with a pass the helmet with all donations going to the Iowa Donor Network.  The first feature of the night was the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods. Kyle Olson and Nebraska’s Cameron Meyer led the field to the green flag with Olson taking the top spot early. Olson held off Brandon Tharp and Shane Paris until lap seven. Paris took the top spot away from Olson but Olson did not go away and took back the lead just before the caution on lap 10. Olson held off Paris and Brandon Tharp on the restart to go on take his first win of [Read More]


Buchanan County Fair IMCA wins to Simpson, Murty

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (July 6) – Chris Simpson and Dallon Murty kicked off the Buchanan County Fair with $1,000 IMCA feature wins Tuesday night. Simpson, already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, made it look easy in the 25-lapper for IMCA Modifieds at Independence Motor Speedway. From his pole position start, Simpson pulled away early and then survived a pair of cautions to score the win ahead of Mike Burbridge. Joel Rust came from a mid-pack start to finish third ahead of Troy Cordes and Derrick Stewart in the 26-car field. Murty took top honors in the 20-lap thriller for the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars.  Johnny Spaw led that 23-car field to green and held the point throughout the first half of the event while closely pursued by Phil Holtz and Cole Mather.  Murty made his way into the mix and slid past both Mather and Holtz on the eighth lap to secure second. He inched ahead of Spaw at the midway point to steal the lead, just prior to the lone caution of the [Read More]


IMCA Modifieds, Stock Cars run on opening night at Buchanan County Fair

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa – The first night of the Buchanan County Fair brings IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars to Independence Motor Speedway on Tuesday, July 6. Modifieds race for $1,000 to win and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth; Stock Cars run for a $750 top check, with the winner becoming eligible to qualify for the B & B Chassis All-Star race. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Side Biter Chassis North Central Region and EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region, and KMJ Performance State points will be awarded. Entry fee for both divisions is $20. Pit passes are $30. Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m. Spectator admission is $20 for adults, $15 for veterans and teens, $10 for kids ages 7-12 and free for ages six and under. The evening’s Denny Osborn Memorial Late Model event honors the 1989 IMCA national champion, who passed away May 24, and is presented by Travis Smock and Peoples Company.


IMCA Modifieds race for $1,000, Fast Shafts All-Star ballot berth Saturday at Indee

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa – A $1,000 to win Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying event for IMCA Modifieds is on the Saturday card at Independence Motor Speedway. Auto Source LLC has added to the June 26 Modified purse. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cards will run for $500 to win, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods for $400 and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $300, with each of those divisions draw/redraw.  Pits open at 3:30 p.m., the grandstand opens at 4:30 p.m. with racing at 6 p.m.


Mather Takes B & B Chassis All-Star Qualifier on Crawford Farms Night at Indee

By Jeremy Fox INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (June 19) – Cole Mather was the big IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner on Crawford Farms Hall of Fame Night at Independence Motor Speedway. Adam Johnson led the opening lap of the 20-lap B & B Chassis All-Star Invitational qualifier, which featured a top prize of $750 courtesy of J&V NAPA Auto Parts. Mather took the top spot away on lap two, fending off Johnson and Dustin Vis.  Mather pulled away only to have Vis reel him back in, Vis then seem to have mechanical issues coming down the front stretch forcing him to pull off. The caution came out on lap 18 when Kevin Rose spun in turn four forcing a two lap shootout. Mather held off Philip Holtz to take his third win of the season at Indee. Holtz was second, Jarod Weepie moved up seven spots to finish third. Jay Schmidt was fourth and Tom Schmitt was fifth. Troy Cordes held off Brennen Chipp to become the eighth different IMCA Modified feature winner this season in Indee. The win [Read More]


$750 is top IMCA Stock Car prize Saturday at Indee

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa – IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $750 to win on Crawford Farms Hall of Fame Night Saturday at Independence Motor Speedway. A qualifier for the B & B Chassis All-Star Invitational and sponsored by J&V NAPA Auto Parts, the feature pays $100 to start. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods race for $500 to win and $100 to start, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $300 to win and $75 to start. IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Late Models are also on the June 19 card.  This year’s Hall of Fame class includes Paul Fitzpatrick, Bob Hilmer, Karl Sanger, Bill Barthelmes, Don Bedard, Tiny Russell and Gordon Bentley. An autograph signing session starts by the Bud Shack at 5 p.m. There will be a meet and greet with new and previously inducted hall of famers.Pits open at 4 p.m. and the grandstands at 4:30 p.m. with racing at approximately 6 p.m., temperatures permitting.


Tharp, Dedrick, Weepie among winners at Independence

By Jeremy Fox  INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (June 5) – Brandon Tharp raced to his career first Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod win, Jerry Dedrick’s IMCA Modified victory paid $1,000 and Jarod Weepie topped yet another milestone IMCA Sunoco Stock Car event on mid-season championship night Saturday at Independence Motor Speedway.  Tharp hit his marks and fended off multiple challenges for a win he said was five years in the making. Brady Hilmer finished second ahead of Kenny Wyman Jr., Kyle Olson and Tony Olson.  The Modified feature paid $1,000 to win after last week’s scheduled Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier got rained out. Dedrick started on the pole and held off several challenges from Jarrett Brown. New All-Star candidate Dedrick led Brown, Mike Burbridge, Ryan Maitland and Jason Morehouse across the line.  Stock Cars were running their 400th feature event in Independence and Kevin Rose led the first four laps of the 20-lapper.  Weepie grabbed the race lead on the second of two ensuing restarts and held on to take the 400th checkers ahead of Philip [Read More]


IMCA Late Model win, Sunoco bonus go to Johnson

By Jeremy Fox INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (May 22) – Sean Johnson scored the IMCA Sunoco Late Model feature win and $250 Sunoco Race Fuels bonus Saturday at Independence Motor Speedway.  Johnson took the race lead after two early restarts and pulled away from Curt Martin, Logan Duffy and Travis Smock before the caution came out on lap 17 for debris. Johnson held on leading the last eight laps to take the feature win and the Sunoco Race Fuels bonus. Martin, Duffy, Smock and Austin Russell rounded out the top five.  Johnson’s victory was worth $850 in all. Jordan Hicks flexed his IMCA Modified muscles because not even the cautions on lap two or on lap 12 him from adding his name to the history books of feature winners in Indee. Hicks took the win despite tenth place starter Troy Cordes trying to chase him down late. Ryan Maitland, Jason Briese and Kip Siems rounded out the top five. Leah Wroten wrestled the early lead of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car 20-lap feature event from fellow front starter [Read More]


$250 Sunoco bonus on the line Saturday at Independence

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa – The payday is increased for the winner of Saturday’s main event for IMCA Sunoco Late Models at Independence Motor Speedway. The second $250 Sunoco Race Fuels bonus of the season will be paid to the May 22 Late Model winner at Indee, making the top check a cool $850.  Sunoco bonuses will be presented at Late Model sanctioned tracks again this year. Drivers are eligible for one bonus during the 2021 racing season. Matt Ryan was the first winner of the year last Wednesday at 300 Raceway in Farley.  IMCA will announce mid-week before the dates bonuses are to be awarded at each track.  The grandstand at Independence opens at 4:30 pm and general admission is $13 for adults, $5 for race fans 6-12, & 5 and under getting in free. Racing is set to get underway at 6 pm.


Reynolds wraps up big win at Indee

By Jeremy Fox  INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (May 15) – Defending track champion Kaden Reynolds was the $1,000 IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock winner Saturday at Independence Motor Speedway. Tyler Ollendieck and Jackson Vsetecka led the field to the green flag in the Albert Auto sponsored 20-lap feature with Ollendieck taking the top spot early. The caution came out on lap six when Justin Ginther spun in turn four and then again on the restart when Jared Miller came to a stop in turn one.  Ollendieck continued to lead the way but Reynolds had worked his way to second so it wasn’t going to be long before a battle of the race lead developed. On lap 12, the pair came together on the back stretch which resulted in Ollendieck spinning and allowed Reynolds to take over the top spot on the restart.  Reynolds pulled away on the restart only to see the caution on lap 17 for debris and then a caution on lap 19 forcing a green, white, checkered. Reynolds held on to take his third win in [Read More]