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Inaugural Gil Short Memorial wraps up Maquoketa Speedway season

By Jerry Mackey MAQUOKETA, Iowa (Sept. 23-24, 2022) – The 2022 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing season at Maquoketa Speedway came to a close with two big nights of racing Friday and Saturday.  The Friday night racing program was headlined by the Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds. The 25-lap feature saw Spencer Diercks race to the front from his fourth starting position and go on to score a very impressive $1,200 win.  Diercks took the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligible win ahead of Kelly Shryock and Jason Schueller. The Modified feature saw a star studded field of 21 drivers take the initial green flag.   Twenty-one Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods took the green flag in their main event. Former national champion Tyler Soppe set sail on the top side and scored the win ahead of Levi Laymon and Jarrett Franzen.   The IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main event was won by Daniel Wauters. A recently purchased car and the combination of Wauters skills proved to be successful. Kile Vohringer was also in an unfamiliar car and [Read More]

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Maquoketa Speedway to host inaugural Gil Short Memorial 

By Jerry Mackey  MAQUOKETA, Iowa (Sept. 19, 2022) – Maquoketa Speedway will bring the 2022 racing season to a close this weekend with the first annual running of the Gil Short Memorial. Two full nights of racing will be held at the Jackson County Fairgrounds quarter-mile dirt track. Short was the chief and founder of the Speedway Fire Rescue group that serves many Eastern Iowa race tracks by providing safety equipment and personnel.  The Friday, Sept. 23 program sees Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds headlining the action with a $1,200 first place prize on the line. Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods battle it out for a $750 top prize, also racing will be the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Friday night will also be the Maquoketa Speedway 2022 Hall Of Fame Induction night. Honorees will include Phil Roberts, Larry Goldbeck, Dan Garland and Duke Jackson. Action will get underway with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. and racing to follow.  Saturday, Sept. 24 will see IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars racing for a $750 top prize. Saturday will also be Back To [Read More]

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Blume scores big win at Maquoketa Speedway

By Jerry Mackey MAQUOKETA, Iowa (July 9, 2022) – Saturday saw perfect weather conditions for an action-packed night of racing at the Maquoketa Speedway. The Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature saw Austin Blume score his first win of the 2022 season at Maquoketa. Blume took off from his outside front row start and sailed on to the win by leading flag to flag. Blume took the win ahead of Jaden Fryer and last week’s feature winner, Matt Werner. A strong field of 22 IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars took the green flag for their 15-lap feature. Chase Zaruba also joined the list of first time winners in 2022. Zaruba took the win ahead of 12th starter Tom Schmitt with Jerry Miles advancing from the fifth row to take third. The Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods provided another action-packed race as drivers ran three- and four-wide throughout their main event. When the checkers flew it was Jesse Bodin taking the win by a slim margin ahead of Jacob Arp and Shane Paris. The IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks saw the [Read More]

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Werner scores first Maquoketa IMCA Modified win

By Jerry Mackey MAQUOKETA, Iowa (July 2, 2022) – Racing returned to the Jackson County Fairgrounds Maquoketa Speedway on Saturday following a week off due to a rainout. A great field of nearly 90 race teams packed the infield on a beautiful Saturday night for racing.  The Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature headlined the night of racing action that saw the final checkered flag of the night wave at 9:05 p.m. The 20-lap feature went caution free and saw Geneseo, Ill., driver Matt Werner score his first win at the ¼-mile Maquoketa Speedway. The track was wide and smooth and very racy with drivers using several lines which provided great racing all night. Werner advanced from a third row start and took the lead from early pace setter Austin Blume and went on to score the win. Ryan Duhme advanced from his fourth row start to take second to Werner with Travis Denning crossing under the checkers in third.  The IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars provided another great race. Leader Chase Zaruba looked to be in [Read More]

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Current, Roth among winners at Maquoketa Speedway

MAQUOKETA, Iowa (June 18, 2022) – Saturday, June 18th provided perfect weather for the racing action at Maquoketa Speedway. The Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds 20-lap feature win went to fourth row outside starter Tim Current. Current wheeled his #12T to the front quickly taking the lead from Steve Johnson on lap number four. Current’s teammate Ryan Duhme ran second on Saturday night ahead of Travis Denning.  A strong field of Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods ran a caution-free 15 lap main event on Saturday night. Jason Roth took first place honors by racing to the win ahead of Matt Mayo from Bakersfield, California. Front row starter Dakota Cole crossed under the checkers in third.  The IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars provided a very entertaining feature. Joe Zrostlik led the feature until a late race caution set up a two lap dash to the finish. Jacob Ellithorpe took advantage of the restart and passed Zrostlik to score his fourth win of the season at Maquoketa. Zrostlik ran second ahead of Jerry Miles.  In the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks it [Read More]

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Denning, Ellithorpe, score repeat wins at Maquoketa

By Jerry Mackey MAQUOKETA, Iowa (June 11, 2022) – The Maquoketa Speedway dodged the predicted wet weather on Saturday night and held a fast, action-packed night of racing on the very smooth, fast ¼-mile dirt oval.  The headliner of the night was the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature that went 20 laps caution-free. Travis Denning was able to get past early leader Spencer Diercks and move into the lead just before lap 10 and went on to record his third win at the Maquoketa Speedway in 2022. Diercks held off the 2021 track champion Jeff Larson at the checkers.  Jacob Ellithorpe had his IMCA Sunoco Stock Car back in fine form on Saturday night. Ellithorpe had spent countless hours in the garage making repairs following an incident that caused severe damage to the drive train in his no. 72 Stock car. Ellithorpe scored a comfortable win in the 15-lap main event. Rick Schriner came under the checkers in second ahead of Richard Nelson. Jarrett Franzen scored his first hometown win in the very tough Friesen [Read More]

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Duhme tops IMCA Modified main at Maquoketa

By Jerry Mackey MAQUOKETA, Iowa (May 28, 2022) – Ryan Duhme scored the 20-lap Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature victory Saturday at Maquoketa Speedway, getting out front early and taking the checkers over last week’s winner Travis Denning. The win was Duhme’s second win in 2022 at the Maquoketa Speedway. Denning finished second ahead of Mitch Morris. Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod racing saw Shane Paris score his third win in a row at Maquoketa by topping the 15-lap feature. Paris started eighth and made his way to the front by passing Brandon Jewel for the lead. Paris went on to score the win ahead of Jarrett Franzen and Jacob Arp. The IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars feature went to a first-time winner in 2022 at the Maquoketa Speedway. Scooter Dulin took a hard-fought win holding off Brandon Vorbeck for the win. Richard Nelson ran third. Randy LaMar turned last week’s frustration around and scored the win in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature. LaMar scored a comfortable win over Lukas Short and Dawson Bowling.  Racing action will [Read More]

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111 race teams pack Maquoketa Speedway

By Jerry Mackey MAQUOKETA, Iowa (May 21, 2022) – Saturday night saw a season-high 111 race teams take part in an action packed night of racing on the Jackson County Fairgrounds’ ¼-mile dirt Maquoketa Speedway.   The headliner of the night was the 20 lap Friesen Performance IMCA Modified main event, a race that went non-stop with Travis Denning capturing his second feature win of the young season. Denning battled with Spencer Diercks for several laps before breaking away to score the win with a comfortable margin. Diercks ran a strong second in getting to the checkers ahead of the previous week’s feature winner Ryan Duhme.  The action-packed IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win went to David Brandies. Kyle and Lane Vohringer started on the front row making for an all-Maquoketa front row. Lane Vohringer’s lead was short lived as Tim Bader took over the point but the ninth-starting Brandies emerged from a group of frontrunners and went on to score the win over a strong running Dustin Vis. Justin Kay made his first appearance of [Read More]

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Duhme, Paris join winners’ list at Maquoketa

By Jerry Mackey MAQUOKETA, Iowa (May 14, 2022) – Mother Nature provided near perfect weather conditions for night number two of the 2022 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing season at Maquoketa Speedway. A great crowd was in attendance to watch an action packed night of racing that saw the final checkered flag of the evening wave at 9 p.m.   The headliner of the night was the 20-lap Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature. The green flag waved with veteran racers Mike Garland and Steve Johnson sitting on the front row. The lead pack swelled to five cars before Ryan Duhme, starting fifth, was able to break out of the pack to take control. Another veteran Maquoketa driver, Ray Cox, provided pressure but Duhme was able to race to the checkers less than a car length ahead of Cox with last week’s feature winner Travis Denning taking third.   The closest finish of the night was in the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods. Dan Carpenter led early before third-starting Jake Morris took over the point. The lead pack [Read More]

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Racing season gets the green flag at Maquoketa Speedway

By Jerry Mackey MAQUOKETA, Iowa (May 7, 2022) – The IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing season at Maquoketa Speedway got underway on Saturday night following three consecutive postponements due to the wet weather in Eastern Iowa. Drivers and fans alike responded in a big way by attending the opening night races that saw the final checkered flag of the night wave at 9:40 p.m.  The Friesen Performance IMCA Modified 20-lap feature was the headliner of the night and action was hotly contested on the very racy track. Travis Denning shot into the lead and was not to be denied the opening night victory as he led flag to flag. The feature saw one yellow flag wave early on lap two and then went the final 18 laps non-stop. Tim Current advanced from his fourth row start and closed on the race leader several times before settling for second. Veteran Maquoketa driver Ray Cox Jr. ran a very strong race in taking third.   A 23-car field of Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods took the green flag [Read More]