Rogers is champion, full point fund paid in weather shortened Sniper Speed Lone Star Tour

MESQUITE, Texas – While Mother Nature had the upper hand, drivers following the Sniper Speed IMCA Lone Star Stock Car Tour still went home winners.  Tour officials and promoters at Grayson County Speedway and Kennedale Speedway Park went above and beyond to make the last three scheduled events happen but rain and forecasts for continued inclement weather forced them to call the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car tour official.  Night two winner Jason Rogers of Selden, Kan., was crowned champion, earning a $5,000 share of the $15,100 point fund, which was paid in its entirety. “I know Jon and Jill (Courchaine of Sniper Speed) did not have to pay the full point fund,” Rogers said during the Wednesday night banquet held at the Mesquite Convention Center. “The Lone Star Tour has helped strengthen the division in Texas and I wish we would have been able to race the tour until the end.” Rogers, who earned a starting berth in the B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational at the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s [Read More]


Tuesday Lone Star Tour show rained out

MESQUITE, Texas (Feb. 22, 2022) – The winner tonight (Tuesday) at Devil’s Bowl Speedway is bad weather.  The scheduled Sniper Speed IMCA Lone Star Stock Car at Mesquite has been rained out.


Night of firsts in Lone Star Tour opener ends with Meier’s first IMCA Stock Car win at HO’T

WACO, Texas (Feb. 20, 2022) – A night of firsts ended with Mitch Meier in victory lane.  Meier led all 25 laps of the opening night main event in the Sniper Speed IMCA Lone Star Stock Car Tour Sunday at Heart O’ Texas Speedway.  The $1,000 victory was Meier’s IMCA Sunoco Stock Car career first and also came in his first start in a new Ultimate Race Car. Damon Murty ran second from lap eight to the finish of the 25-lapper, trying every lane on the track to get past but ultimately settling for runner-up points and pay.  “It was an awesome win. There were a lot of good drivers here tonight and it was pretty cool being able to hold off Damon. He’s one of the best,” said Meier, from Chilton, Wis., and a 141 Speedway regular. “The (distinctly Texan) trophy is probably one of the best I’ll ever get. We got some unique ones at Luxemburg when I was racing a Sport Compact but this one tops ‘em all.” Home state hotshoes Shelby [Read More]


Row six start an advantage for Rogers in IMCA Lone Star Tour victory at Devil’s Bowl

MESQUITE, Texas (Feb. 21, 2022) – He was starting in row six but Jason Rogers knew he had an advantage over the 10 drivers lined up in front of him for Monday’s Sniper Speed IMCA Lone Star Stock Car Tour headliner at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. “Looking at the cars ahead of me, they hadn’t seen how the track had changed,” explained Rogers, who followed his ‘B’ feature win with the $1,000 main event checkers on night two of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car Tour. “There were a lot of heavy hitters up there but right then I thought I had a shot at it.” Blake Clark was fastest early on, with Jesse Sobbing, G.W. Egbert IV and Jeffrey Abbey running 2-3-4 not far behind.  Rogers raced his way into the top five seven circuits into the 25-lapper. His first charge to the front was erased by a lap 10 caution but he got the lead back for good the next time around. “We brought a brand new Sniper to Texas and it was on a [Read More]


Clock strikes midnight on Feb. 17 for Sniper Speed IMCA Lone Star Stock Car Tour pre-entries

WACO, Texas (2/16/22) – Drivers now have until midnight Thursday, Feb. 17 to pre-enter for the Feb. 20-26 Sniper Speed IMCA Lone Star Stock Car Tour.  Signing up by that deadline guarantees drivers are eligible for shares of the tour point fund, nightly and tour-long contingency awards, and the Sunoco Race Fuels $10,000 Bobby Bonus Bucks award for winning both main events at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Feb. 21 and Feb. 26 at Kennedale Speedway Park, as well as the Kirk Martin Memorial Sportsmanship Award and $4,000 Midstate Machine perfect attendance award.  Contingency award sponsors for the tour include Abilene Race Rads, Bulletproof Tees, CRS Suspension and Fabrication, Gorsuch Performance Solutions, Kevin Nouse Designs, Landrum Springs, Lemirande Motorsports, Lit Sticks by Twenty-Nine Enterprises, Lone Star Super Gas, MultiFire Wires by Money, QuickCar, Schoenfeld Headers, Shell Valley Fiberglass, Speed Secrets, Sybesma Graphics and UltraShield Race Products.  Features pay $1,000 to win and a minimum of $100 to start with opening night Sunday, Feb. 20 at Heart O’ Texas Speedway in Waco; Devil’s Bowl in Mesquite on [Read More]


Sportsmanship, perfect attendance awards new for Sniper Speed IMCA Lone Star Tour drivers

WACO, Texas – Sportsmanship and perfect attendance will pay off for two drivers following the 2022 Sniper Speed IMCA Lone Star Stock Car Tour will be a winner. The driver selected to receive the Kirk Martin Memorial Sportsmanship Award, given for sportsmanship demonstrated throughout the Feb. 20-26 tour, receives half the proceeds from nightly final starting spot auctions. Martin was a long-time IMCA Sunoco Stock Car driver and champion of the EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region in 2017; the sportsmanship check will be presented by his wife Wendy following the tour finale at Kennedale Speedway Park. The $4,000 Midstate Machine perfect attendance award will also be presented that evening. The only driver with perfect attendance who will be ineligible to receive that award will be the tour champion. Features pay $1,000 to win and a minimum of $100 to start with opening night Sunday, Feb. 20 at Heart O’ Texas Speedway in Waco. The tour is at Devil’s Bowl in Mesquite on Monday, Feb.; 21; Boyd Raceway on Wednesday, Feb. 23; Grayson County Speedway in [Read More]


100 year storm forces cancellation of Lone Star Stock Car Tour

VINTON, Iowa – One of the worst storm systems the state of Texas has seen in a century has forced officials to cancel the Lone Star Stock Car Tour. Originally slated for Feb. 20-27, it will not be rescheduled in 2021. Significant snowfall throughout the state, power outages and lingering extreme cold temperatures for the region led to the cancellation. Drivers who pre-entered are asked to contact tour officials regarding refunds. “With over 70 IMCA Stock Car drivers pre-entered, the 2021 version of the Sniper Lone Star Tour was on pace to surpass 2020’s record setting year,” said IMCA President Brett Root. “The collective hard work by the race tracks involved with this annual IMCA Series in Texas, along with the effort of Jon and Jill Courchaine at Sniper Chassis has created a set of circumstances that are hard to accomplish and impossible to duplicate. Mother Nature was the only person who could spoil it.” The 2022 Lone Star Stock Car Tour will begin on February 19, 2022 on day two of Abilene Speedway’s 26th [Read More]


IMCA opens loyalty bonus to all pre-registered Lone Star Tour drivers

ABILENE, Texas (Feb. 9) – Due to the upcoming cancellation of the other stock car tour scheduled the week before the Sniper Speed Lone Star Tour, IMCA will extend the $500 loyalty bonus to all IMCA Sunoco Stock Car drivers registered to compete in the Lone Star Tour by 5 p.m. CST today (Tuesday). Registered drivers who ran in January at Corpus Christi will be eligible for that bonus. All tour races now pay those registered drivers a minimum of $1,500 to win.  The big week of racing starts with the 24th annual Ice Breaker at Abilene Speedway on Feb. 19, followed by opening night of the fourth annual tour at Abilene.  The winner of the Friday, Feb. 19 Stock Car feature earns $3,000 while the winner’s share of the Saturday, Feb. 20 feature will be $2,000. Increases are parts of Brett’s Birthday Bash Doubledown as we celebrate the birthday of IMCA President Brett Root with extra money to IMCA racers. From Abilene, the Lone Star Tour travels to Heart O’ Texas Speedway on Feb. 21, Cotton Bowl [Read More]


Lone Star IMCA Sunoco Stock Car Tour travels to six tracks in Texas, Oklahoma

ABILENE, Texas – The fourth annual Sniper Speed Lone Star Tour for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars travels to six tracks in Texas and Oklahoma, with a $5,000 check waiting for the champion.  Both IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Modifieds run for $1,000 to win at Abilene Speedway on Saturday, Feb. 20, the second show of the Ice Breaker weekend; Sunday, Feb. 21 at Heart O’ Texas Speedway in Waco; Monday, Feb. 22 at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige; Wednesday, Feb. 24 at Grayson County Speedway in Bells; Friday, Feb. 26 at Kennedale Speedway Park; and Saturday, Feb. 27 at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore.  Stock Car feature winners are eligible for a $500 loyalty bonus from IMCA; all Modified features are qualifying events for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.  Tuesday is an off day following cancellation of the event scheduled at Boyd and the Grayson County race moves to Wednesday. The manufacturers’ race for Stock Cars, king of the hill for Modifieds and pit party all are Thursday at KSP. IMCA Speedway Motors [Read More]


Green gets another IMCA Lone Star win, Abbey earns bonus, Stock Car tour crown

KENNEDALE, Texas (Feb. 22) – Derek Green got another win while Westin Abbey got a tour championship and a big check Saturday night at Kennedale Speedway Park. Green, from Granada, Minn., prevailed in a $1,000 to win Sniper Speed Lone Star Tour finale that saw him trade the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car lead with Ryan Powers three times in the final laps before beating Jesse Sobbing to the finish line. Home state hero Abbey, meanwhile, put the final, perfect tour attendance qualifying touches on a $10,000 bonus he’d made himself eligible for by winning features at Abilene Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway. His seventh place finish at KSP was also more than enough to secure the tour crown and $5,000 share of the accompanying point fund.  Powers had taken the lead on the second lap and was chased by Jason Josselyn, Aaron Benedict and then Jeffrey Abbey.  The race stayed green through the first 16 of 30 laps; the 11th starting Green was scored just ahead of Abbey on the 21st lap and was running side-by-side with [Read More]