Hobby Stock

Maquoketa Speedway hosts season high 135 race teams 

By Jerry Mackey MAQUOKETA, Iowa (Aug. 12, 2023) – Saturday night, the Maquoketa Speedway hosted 135 race teams on Kinion Auto Sales Season Championships for the IMCA Sunoco Late Models. The Late Models took the green with 20 drivers in attendance on the quick ¼-mile oval. The battle was on at the dropping of the green between the two high point drivers, Andy Nezworski and Dalton Simonsen.  Nezworski was recorded as the leader on lap one before Simonsen took over the top spot. Simonsen has been a top five car all year but was yet to record a win. Saturday night saw the Fairfax driver’s fortune change as he battled Nezworski the entire race and went on to record a very impressive win. A late-race caution set up a dash to the finish and Bryce Garnhart was able to nip Nezworski at the finish line for second. Nezworski was crowned the 2023 track champion after completing a stellar season.  The Friesen Performance IMCA Modified main event was action packed to say the least with a [Read More]

Late Model

Next IMCA Sunoco bonuses awarded at Davenport, Maquoketa

DAVENPORT, Iowa (Aug. 9, 2023) – Two more Sunoco Race Fuels bonuses are at stake this weekend, with IMCA Late Model drivers racing for extra money on Aug. 11 at Davenport Speedway and on Aug. 12 at Maquoketa Speedway. Drivers can receive the bonus from their division title sponsor one time in a season so the $250 would be given to the top finishing non-winning driver either night, if the winner has already earned the bonus at another track. Friday’s show at Davenport also features Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds running for $1,000 to win their Ronnie Weedon Memorial main event, with IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods completing the sanctioned portion of the program. Pit gates open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. and racing follows 6:30 p.m. hot laps. Pit passes are $30 for adults and $15 for kids. Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5-12 and free for four and under. Saturday’s season championship night program for the Late Models at Maquoketa [Read More]

Hobby Stock

Bodin, Nelson, Stamm, Richardson all score first Maquoketa wins 

By Jerry Mackey MAQUOKETA, Iowa (Aug. 5, 2023) – Regular IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing returned to Maquoketa Speedway following the Jackson County Fair and several drivers scored their first-ever Maquoketa wins during a program that saw a huge field of 122 drivers take part in the action.  The IMCA Sunoco Late Model feature saw a new driver make his way to victory lane following the action-packed 25-lap feature. Jesse Bodin made the jump into the Late Models after racing a Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod the last few years. Bodin raced to the front from his third row start and went on to score his first-ever win at the Maquoketa Speedway topping a strong 21-car field.  Bodin took the win ahead of a couple of very strong weekly contenders at the Maquoketa Speedway. Dalton Simonsen nipped Andy Nezworski for second at the line.  Jeff Larson is closing in on a career milestone in the Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds and scored his 99th career feature win in the division on Saturday. Larson was the Maquoketa Speedway [Read More]

Hobby Stock

Miles scores first career win at Maquoketa 

By Jerry Mackey  MAQUOKETA, Iowa (July 22, 2023) – Following a week of no racing as the Jackson County Fairgrounds hosted a large dog competition show the racing action returned on Saturday night with 121 teams putting on an exciting show as the races were hurried along to beat the approaching rain storm. It is always special to see a driver win his first-ever main event and on Saturday night that was the case in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Jordan Miles, one of the many racing Miles brothers and one of three Miles’ that were racing Saturday night scored his first of what will be many feature wins. Miles held off the one of the best in Hobby Stock racing, Randy LaMar in scoring the win. The 25-lap IMCA Sunoco Late Model feature saw veteran driver Andy Nezworski drive his no. 7 very patiently to the front from his eighth position start and overtake Jaden Fryer late in the main to go on and score the win. Fryer had a strong run in taking [Read More]

Hobby Stock

124 race teams pack pits at Maquoketa Speedway

By Jerry Mackey MAQUOKETA, Iowa (July 8, 2023) – Saturday night the weatherman provided near perfect conditions for racing at the Maquoketa Speedway and the drivers and fans responded by packing the infield with 124 race teams and a really nice crowd took in an action packed program that saw the final checkered flag of the night wave at 10 pm.  The IMCA Sunoco Late Models saw 17 drivers take the green flag for their 25-lap feature. One minor caution slowed the feature before a lap was completed, then the main event went flag to flag. Chance Huston led early taking off from his pole position start. Huston had built a comfortable lead before rookie Jaden Fryer was able to close driving around the extreme high line of the quarter mile. Fryer advanced from the third row and closed on Huston with less than 10 laps to go. Fryer overtook Huston and went on to collect his first-ever IMCA Late Model feature win. Huston was able to hold on for second just ahead of a [Read More]

Hobby Stock

Marolf leads IMCA Late Model finish at Maquoketa

By Jerry Mackey  MAQUOKETA, Iowa (July 1, 2023) – Despite lingering sprinkles Saturday afternoon, the racing program went on as scheduled at the Maquoketa Speedway and six IMCA feature events were held in a swiftly run program which saw the final checkered flag of the night wave at 9:30 p.m. The night kicked off with the conclusion of the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified main event halted due to weather a week ago with one lap in the books. The rescheduled feature went off very quickly with Charlie Mohr picking up his second consecutive win. Mohr held off Mark Schulte and Ray Cox Jr. in scoring the 20-lap victory.  Charlie Mohr went back-to-back with his run to the checkers in Saturday’s make-up feature for Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds at Maquoketa Speedway. (Photo by Simply Modified) The regularly scheduled program then got underway with the qualifying heats run in very quick fashion. The IMCA Sunoco Late Model feature saw 18 drivers take the green with Nick Marolf setting a blistering pace at the onset. Marolf led the [Read More]

Hobby Stock

Garnhart wins nailbiter at Maquoketa before rain arrives

By Jerry Mackey MAQUOKETA, Iowa (June 24, 2023) – Amhof Trucking of Eldridge hosted on-track action Saturday night at Maquoketa Speedway. The racing took place under the threat of an approaching storm so the program was moved along as quickly as possible.  The IMCA Sunoco Late Models once again provided fans with a thrilling finish. As the winds began to whip around the fairgrounds, the Late Models were battling for position all the way through their 16-car field.  Race leader Dalton Simonsen took the white flag with what appeared to be a good enough lead that would allow him to score the win. Bryce Garnhart, however, had different ideas as he took his number 3 ride to the inside of Simonsen as the two raced down the back chute, setting up a charge to the finish off turn four which would net a feature win for Garnhart by less than two feet. Following Simonsen across the finish line were CJ Horn and early leader Scott Olson, who took fourth.  The Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods [Read More]

Hobby Stock

Duffy tops thriller, Mohr wins first at Maquoketa

By Jerry Mackey MAQUOKETA, Iowa (June 17, 2023) – Maquoketa Speedway hosted Oly’s Garage Night at the races on Saturday night. Beautiful weather and a very fast tacky track provided for an action-packed night of stock car racing.  The headliner of the night featured the return of the IMCA Sunoco Late Models and a field of 16 cars took the green flag for a 25-lap feature that went flag to flag. Logan Duffy took the lead from pole sitter Brandon Loos and went on to build a comfortable advantage. As the laps wound down, the lead pack swelled to three as Bryce Garnhart and Dalton Simonsen joined Duffy.  Both Simonsen and Garnhart were scored as leaders late in the race. The front trio came on lapped traffic as the white flag waved. Coming to the checkers the three all took evasive action to try and clear the lapped cars. The checkers waved with a pack of five cars crossing the finish line, Duffy took the win by a one foot margin ahead of Garnhart with [Read More]

Hobby Stock

Blume, Bahrs, LeBarge add names to Maquoketa Speedway winners list 

By Jerry Mackey MAQUOKETA, Iowa (June 3, 2023) – Maquoketa Speedway hosted the fifth night of the 2023 season Saturday on an a very warm night for early June. The racing action was outstanding with lots of close finishes on a very racy ¼-mile track.  The Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds saw a first-time winner for the 2023 season make his way to victory lane. Austin Blume drove a perfect race riding the extreme high groove besting a strong field. Blume took command early from his second row start and led the 20-lap main for 18 laps in the race that went caution-free. Jeff Larson advanced from the fourth row to take second ahead of Ryan Duhme.  Jason Bahrs also scored his first win of the season at Maquoketa topping the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. Bahrs took advantage of a front row start and led the race flag to flag in scoring the win ahead of Jerry Miles and Chase Zaruba.  Ben Chapman is having an outstanding year in his new Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod. [Read More]


Duhme dominates IMCA Modifieds at Maquoketa

By Jerry Mackey MAQUOKETA, Iowa (May 27, 2023) – The Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature belonged to Ryan Duhme Saturday night at Maquoketa Speedway. Duhme took over the top spot from Brandon Jewell and went on to record the 20-lap feature win. Jason Schueller followed Jewell across the finish line in third.  Jerry Miles drove to the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win, taking over the top spot following an incident on the 10th lap that saw the two front runners sail off of turn two and forced to restart from the rear. Miles took over the race lead and took the checkers ahead of Justin Kay and Jacob Ellithorpe.  The Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods continue to provide thrilling racing at the Maquoketa Speedway. Saturday night’s main event was another thriller that saw the lead change hands several times on the last two laps as the leaders raced through lapped traffic. Race leader Jacob Arp got pinned behind a lapped car and Jarrett Franzen found a hole and shot into the lead and led [Read More]