Sean Lias Memorial checkers fly for Morgan

By Michael Benjamin  SUSQUEHANNA, Pa. (Sept. 16, 2023) – The second night of a weekend doubleheader took Close Racing Supply NY-Penn IMCA Modified Series presented by M.R. Graphix drivers to Penn Can Speedway Saturday and it was Rodney Morgan winning the annual Sean Lias Memorial race and $1,637. Also the series winner at Susquehanna in May and The Hill Speedway in July, Morgan’s latest run to the checkers was also good for 2024 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility. Dash winner Tyler Stoddard and Bobby Maynard paced the field to the green but Rich Michael Jr. came through the field from his fifth starting position to take the lead. Morgan found himself working his way up into the runner-up spot from sixth before a caution that bunched up the field and put him on the outside of Michael on the restart. The two then put on a spectacular show for the fans as they battled for the top spot. Morgan finally got past Michael for the lead after a lap 10 restart and never looked back. [Read More]


Stremme captures NY-Penn IMCA Modified Series checkers at Clinton County

By Paul Szmal FORT HILL, Pa. (Sept. 15, 2023) – A 20-car field made the trip to Clinton County Speedway on Friday night to contest the next round of the NY-Penn MCA Modified Series presented by Close Racing Supply and presented by M. R. Graphix. Ken Schrader and David Stremme were part of the field looking for the winner’s payday and it was Stremme who would ultimately earn that $1,000 check plus Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility. Eddie Sites looked to maintain his point lead going into the first race of a doubleheader weekend for touring Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds. Jake Maynard and Rodney Morgan brought the field to the green flag, with Morgan grabbing the early lead. Stremme and Rich Michael Jr. started 10th and 12th, respectively, with Stremme breaking out first, moving to third by lap five and pressuring Maynard for second.  Michael cracked the top five on lap six and battled with Keith Jack Lamphere and George Dixon as the first caution flew for debris on lap seven. Under the caution, Dixon pulled up in turn four [Read More]


Brad Sites grabs first NY-Penn Series win of season

By Michael Benjamin MONROETON, Pa. (June 30, 2023) – Brad Sites didn’t let anyone stay close the last four times around the track in winning the Friday night Close Racing Supply NY-Penn IMCA Modified Series presented by MR Grafix main event at The Hill Speedway. Sites’ first Friesen Performance IMCA Modified tour win of 2023 paid $1,000 and earned Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility for the 2021 series champion as well. Rodney Morgan, Gary Roberts, Matt Benjamin and Keith Lamphere completed the top five. Roberts picked up the Flow Force Pressure Services Hard Charger award after coming from the 13th starting position. The show at Monroeton saw 20 drivers vie in a 25-lap feature and Clayton Tarabori and Gary Lamphere brought the field to green. Tarabori led the first three circuits before giving way to Jake Maynard. Maynard, in turn, held the point until Sites motored past on lap 10. The final caution of the night bunched up the field with just four laps to go. Rodney Morgan found himself in the runner up spot and [Read More]


Morgan collects top dollars at KC Cole Memorial

By Michael Benjamin SUSQUEHANNA, Pa. (May 28, 2023) – The day’s racing at Penn Can Speedway set up to be a great one and proved to be just that for Rodney Morgan. The Mainesburg speedster got the best of his Close Racing Supply NY-Penn IMCA Modified Series presented by M.R. Grafix foes in the inaugural KC Cole Memorial event, earning $1,024 and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility for his efforts. Veteran Shawn Bruce jumped out to the early lead, followed by Rich Michael Jr. and Eddie Sites, already a two-time series winner this season. Bruce held the lead for 17 laps until bringing out the caution in the second set of turns. Bruce’s misfortune gave the lead to Sites, with Morgan to his outside on the restart. Morgan then slipped back to third as Brad Sites moved up. Eddie Sites continued to lead as the rest of the top four battled behind him. Coming to two laps to go, Morgan found himself in second. Eddie Sites took the white flag and going into turn [Read More]


Sites wins wild one at Woodhull

By Paul Szmal WOODHULL, N.Y. (May 20, 2023) – After day-long rains, nobody expected racing to happen at the 1/3 mile Woodhull Raceway for the 2023 Close Racing Supply NY-Penn IMCA Modified Series presented by M.R. Grafix. But the persistence of the track crew in not giving up and prepping the surface meant racing did happen, and Eddie Sites won his second Friesen Performance IMCA Modified series event of the season in a wild finish. Gary Roberts and Shawn Bruce brought the field to the green for the 25-lap feature event, with Roberts spinning in turn  one, collecting Sites and Rodney Morgan. Rich Michael Jr. took the lead on the restart as Bruce battled with Tyler Stoddard for third. Sites outdragged Michael on a lap three restart but the yellow flew for Brad Sites spinning on lap five to bunch the field once again. Morgan had a front end issue to bring out the next caution and Jake Maynard snagged third from Tyler Stoddard before another yellow for Jacob McConell’s spin in turn four. Eddie Sites and [Read More]


Sites prevails at NY-Penn’s Billy Ward Memorial

By Michael Benjamin AFTON, N.Y. (May 13, 2023) – Eddie Sites had another race to remember on a night Friesen Performance IMCA Modified drivers remembered one of their own. Sites took the lead early in Saturday’s Billy Ward Memorial at Afton Motorsports Park and never looked back, motoring to the $1,504 checkers in the inaugural NY-Penn Series event for the late long-time IMCA competitor. Rick Watt and Jeff Cardinale started on the front row in the second race of the third annual tour, with Cardinale dropping to the back while dealing with an ill car and moving Shawn Bruce up to the outside pole.  All chaos broke loose with the field nearing the end of the first lap, with the first caution flying for an incident collecting Jake Maynard, heat two and dash for cash winner Brad Sites, newcomer J.T. Roe, Tyler Belcher and Lance Conley. Watt and Bruce brought the field to the green for the restart. The 5s of Eddie Sites and the 17x of Rich Michael Jr. started on the second row [Read More]


Kenny Schrader Coming to PA to Race IMCA Modifieds

MILL HALL, Pa. (April 25, 2023) – Kenny Schrader will be in competition at two Pennsylvania race tracks this fall. Clinton County Speedway promoter Jason McCahan and Penn Can Speedway promoter Keith Beach are pleased to announce the NASCAR legend will be coming to their respective speedways on Friday, Sept. 15 and Saturday, Sept. 16 to compete with the Close Racing Supply NY-Penn IMCA Modified Series presented by M.R. Grafix. A native of Fenton, Mo., Schrader’s’ passion for motorsports has been well documented through a career that now spans more than 40 years. Schrader competed in the NASCAR Cup Series for 29 seasons, where he secured four victories and 184 top 10 finishes. Schrader also competed in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the NASCAR Truck Series.   Starting his racing career just after he turned 16 years of age, Shrader has made it a lifelong goal to race as often as possible and in as many different types of race cars as possible. He has become a great ambassador for motorsports at all levels.   Schrader is the 1982 USAC Silver Crown [Read More]


Selinsgrove hosts Sunday opener for NY-Penn IMCA Modified Series

SELINSGROVE, Pa. (April 18, 2023) – A first-ever event at Selinsgrove Speedway is first on the schedule for the third annual Close Racing Supply NY-Penn IMCA Modified Series presented by MR Graphix. Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds chase an appropriate $2,023 top check in the 2023 season lidlifter this Sunday, April 23 at the central Pennsylvania speed plant, located in the heart of the scenic Susquehanna River Valley.  Winner of the 25-lap main event becomes eligible to qualify for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.  In addition to Speedway Motors Weekly Racing national and DeVilbiss Racing Chassis Eastern Region, Pennsylvania State and series points will be awarded. Midosa USA pays each heat winner $100 and another $100 going to the hard charger in the main event courtesy of Force Flow Pressure Services. “We are excited to kick the season off at Selinsgrove for the Icebreaker 25 with such a historic track where we can make more history at the famed facility,”  said Jake Maynard, NY-Penn series promoter and Eastern Region director.  Pit gates open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 6:20 p.m. [Read More]


Sites is king in NY-Penn IMCA Series action at Penn Can 

By Evan Canfield  SUSQUEHANNA, Pa. (Sept. 17, 2022) – Eddie Sites reigned when the Close Racing Supply NY-Penn IMCA Modified Series presented by Precision Hydraulic & Oil made its return Saturday for the King of the Can at Penn Can Speedway.  Rich Michael Jr and Tyler Stoddard kicked off the 25-lap, $1,000 to win feature for Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds from the front row, but the red flag would be displayed before the end of the first lap for a multi-car incident. Sites was part of that pileup and grabbed back onto the field in the eighth position once the lineup was reset. Michael then took off from the top spot, with Stoddard trying to stay close.  It didn’t take long for Sites to prove why he’s had the car to beat for much of the season as he charged to second by the time the caution flag flew again on lap four.  Sites took a look at every angle possible to make the pass for the lead following the ensuing restart. As the leaders battled, lapped [Read More]


Billy Maynard Memorial checkers are 4th of NY-Penn Series season for Eddie Sites

By Evan Canfield  MONROETON, Pa. (July 8, 2022) – The up and down season for Eddie Sites took another high as the Towanda driver scored his fourth victory of the season in dominating fashion as the Close Racing Supply NY-Penn IMCA Modified Series presented by Precision Hydraulic & Oil made its return to The Hill Speedway for the Billy Maynard Memorial.  Sites’ latest Friesen Performance IMCA Modified victory was good for $1,069. Ray McClure and Gary Lamphere completed the top three at Monroeton.  Two-time tour winner Rodney Morgan started the 25-lap feature on the front row with series rookie Jason Sullivan alongside. Morgan jumped out to the initial lead with Brad Sites looking to challenge before his lap five spin brought out the first of what became back-to-back cautions. Seventh starting Eddie Sites then worked his way around the outside of Morgan to take the top spot away.  A series of yellows followed but the final five laps ran out with Sites, already Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligible, taking the dominant victory. The next [Read More]