Trip east ends with Ward’s win at Sean Lias Memorial

By Evan Canfield SUSQUEHANNA, Pa. (June 1) – After opening night of the NY-Penn IMCA Modified Series was postponed two days, a Michigan driver making the 10-hour tow won the inaugural Sean Lias Memorial at Penn Can Speedway and $1,037. A.J. Ward, a three-time champion in the Dirt Works East Region, raced his way back to the front in winning the inaugural event held in honor of the eight-time regional champion from Pennsylvania. “This is the first memorial event that I’ve won,” Ward said following his ninth checkers of the season and career 128th victory. “It was special that this race was for Sean, with the history he had.” The win was also Ward’s career first in Pennsylvania. He’d won sixth of seven New York starts and now owns wins in seven of eight trips to the East Coast. “Those guys treat me pretty good over that way. They’re good people,” said Ward, who also pocketed $200 in random draw lap money and was already a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot candidate. “We’d made up our [Read More]


Round 2 takes NY-Penn IMCA Modified Series to The Hill

MONROETON, Pa. (June 4) – Round two of the NY-Penn IMCA Modified Series is tonight (Friday) at The Hill Speedway, with a top check of $750 on the line. Pit gates open at 5 p.m. with practice at 6:30 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m. Registration opens at 5:45 p.m. and closes when the drivers’ meeting starts. Pit passes are $30 and the IMCA registration fee is $20. IMCA sponsors Bob Harris Enterprises, Wilwood and PEM give certificate or product awards. The IMCA Modifed portion of the program is sponsored tonight by Lamphere’s Truck Parts and Insinger Racing Fuels.  The feature pays a minimum of $75 to start. 


NY-Penn IMCA Modified Series kicking off with Sean Lias Memorial

By Evan Canfield  SUSQUEHANNA, Pa. – After a long off-season and months of planning, the newly-formed NY-Penn IMCA Modified Series is ready to set sail on the 2021 season. With a full schedule set to see eight events at five different tracks, drivers are eager to begin the inaugural season of the series. With nearly 30 cars registered for the year, large car counts and great racing are on the horizon for a big year. Kicking off this year’s campaign will be one of the biggest races of the season, the Sean Lias Memorial at Susquehanna, Pa.’s Penn Can Speedway slated for May 30. This event will pay homage to one of Pennsylvania’s own who was a multi-time champion across tracks and the Northeast region under the IMCA sanction in the 1990’s and 2000’s, scoring 231 feature wins in his career. The race will be 37 laps in honor of Lias’ car number that he was famously known for throughout the years. In that spirit, the race will pay a hefty $1,037 to the winner, [Read More]