Weekly

Beat Inflation this Saturday at Park Jefferson

By Mark Adkins  JEFFERSON, S.D. (July 12, 2022) – The racing will be as hot as the sultry July temperatures Saturday, July 16, at Park Jefferson International Speedway. However, the ticket prices will be cool as a cucumber for fans of all ages. As part of a special Beat Inflation promotion, tickets are $9 for adults and just one dollar for kids. Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing getting underway at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.parkjeff.com/, the Internet home of Park Jefferson International Speedway. A full show of season points competition in Friesen Performance IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car,  IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod and Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compact divisions is on Saturday’s schedule.

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Fett collects career best $5K payday at Heartland Horsepower Nationals

JEFFERSON, S.D. (June 21, 2022) – Colby Fett put Park Jefferson Speedway’s Heartland Horsepower Nationals on his racing radar early this spring. After making sure he could get off work and seeing what the weather would do, he kept a top-flight field of Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods behind him and put $5,000 in the bank. Fett led the last 10 of 30 laps Tuesday night, outrunning the likes of Logan Anderson, Brayton Carter, Robbie Thome and Jared Boumeester to the checkers and the career-best payday. “We’ve been a bridesmaid a lot this year and I’ve gotten second in so many of these big races before, I just couldn’t believe it,” admitted Fett, runner-up in seven of his 17 starts leading up to the rich special at Park Jeff. “This was a big win for us and our team.” He’d taken the initial green flag from fourth, moved up to the outside of the front row following a first lap caution and then chased Boumeester for most of 20 circuits before finding his way to [Read More]

Events

Park Jefferson’s inaugural IMCA SportMod Horsepower Nationals pay $5,000 to win

JEFFERSON, S.D. (June 14, 2022) – Park Jefferson Speedway, along with Wayne Becker and Premier Industries, are pleased to announce the first-ever $5,000 to win Heartland Horsepower Nationals for Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods June 20-21.  The format will follow the popular Iron Cup format.  On Monday, drivers will draw for two complete heat race lineups. Each heat will pay $40 to win. Points will be accumulated and lock the top 10 drivers into the next night’s main event lineup.  On Tuesday, twin “B” features line up the next 10 spots on the main event grid before a last-chance qualifier sees all remaining competitors battle for the final four spots in the Premier Industries-sponsored main event.   In addition, both Monday and Tuesday cards include a full IMCA program with heats and features for the Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts. Modified features pay $700 to win while Stock Car, Hobby Stock and Sport Compact features pay $500. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and KMJ Performance State points [Read More]

Results

Brewer, Miller stay red hot, spotlight Memorial Duels

By Mark AdkinsMedia Relations Director JEFFERSON, S.D. (May 28) –  Two drivers familiar with the Park Jefferson International Speedway victory lane made themselves at home there again Saturday night. For a fourth time in only five weeks, David Miller was the feature victor in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Similar to the race storyline from the week prior, Miller and Florida native Joel Magee fought it out for first. Nathan Regnerus placed third. Karl Brewer put his no. 13K Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod first across the finish line, winning the feature for the second time this year. He captured heat one and kept on going. Willy Kirk captured his fifth top 10 and first five finish in as many weeks, ending second. Rusty Montagne took third. Sid Mosher thrilled the local fans on hand as he stepped up for a feature trophy, claiming his first Park Jefferson IMCA Sunoco Stock Car victory of the year by topping runner-up Travis Barker for first. In the $1,000-to-win Friesen Performance IMCA Modified finale, Chris Abelson found his [Read More]

Results

Miller makes it three straight at Park Jeff

By Mark Adkins JEFFERSON, S.D. (May 21, 2022) – David Miller added to his trophy collection Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway. For the third time in the young 2022 campaign, Miller was the victor in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock division. After capturing heat one to start his night, Miller and Florida native Joel Magee continued their heat battle in the feature. Miller held off Magee for the checkers, as Tyler Smith wound up third Cody Thompson gained his third Friesen Performance IMCA Modified victory during the Stockton Towing’s sponsored night of competition, with Shane DeMey crossing the line in second. Taylor Brown was a feature winner for the second time in the Mach-1 IMCA Sports Compacts. Jordan Runge was second. Karl Brewer knocked off Rusty Montagne, who was seeking a third Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod feature triumph. Devin Tripp was the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature winner, with Aaron Cain the runner-up. It’s the ninth annual Memorial Duels Saturday, May 28 with the IMCA Modifieds running for $1,000 to win. 

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Rushmore Racing Tour makes 2022 Park Jefferson visit

By Mark Adkins JEFFERSON, S.D. (May 12, 2022) – The Nebraska Modified Lites are set to thrill the Park Jefferson International Speedway crowd Saturday, May 14. They spotlight more season points racing for the Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds newly locally sponsored by JZ Diesel, Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars locally sponsored by J&J Fitting, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks locally sponsored by Q and Feather Again, and Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts locally sponsored by Fox 620. The Nebraska Mod Lite series is making the third stop on a 16-race schedule. They previously were on the dirt track surfaces at 1-80 in Greenwood, Neb., and Beatrice, Neb. Fans in attendance should be on the lookout for the Raffurty name Saturday, as three of the top four on the points standings sport the moniker led by defending national champion Dillon who leads brother Michael by one point through two weeks.Gates and pits open at 5 p.m., with hot laps beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets for the Saturday, May 14 event can be purchased through [Read More]

Results

A Saturday of Sioux City winners at Park Jefferson

By Mark Adkins JEFFERSON, S.D. (May 7, 2022) – Buoyed by Cody Thompson claiming the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified victory to lead a top-four sweep, Sioux City was well-represented on the top finishers list on the Saturday, May 7, program at Park Jefferson International Speedway. Thompson led fellow Sioux Citians Bob Moore and R.J. Merchant and South Sioux City native Ricky Stephan among the local racers in the Modified main.  David Miller and Tyler Smith kept the theme going with a one-two River City finish in IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.The remaining victors for a beautiful early May evening were Devon McMartin, Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods; Elijah Zevenbergen, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars; and Anthony Clark, Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts.  The Rushmore Racing Tour featuring the IMCA divisions is on the docket Saturday, May 14. Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through https://www.parkjeff.com.

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Monumental IMCA Rushmore State Wide Open Tour travels to Wagner, Park Jefferson, New Raceway Park

WAGNER, S.D. (May 6, 2022) – A monumental tour for five IMCA divisions is in the works at three South Dakota speedplants. Opening night Friday, May 13 for the Rushmore State Wide Open Tour is at Wagner Speedway with the Saturday, May 14 show at Park Jefferson Speedway and the Sunday, May 15 finale at The New Raceway Park.  Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars both race for $1,000 to win, Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks both for $400 to win and Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts for $200 to win each night. Modified feature winners become eligible to qualify for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational while Stock Car winners become eligible to qualify for the B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, KMJ Performance State and track points will be given each night; Modifieds earn national, Razor Chassis North Central Region and state points at Wagner.  All three programs are draw/redraw. Pit passes are $35 and entry fee each night [Read More]

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Rain, rain, stay away from PJ!

By Mark Adkins Park Jefferson Media Relations Director JEFFERSON, S.D. (April 28, 2022) – Despite a less than ideal weekend forecast, Park Jefferson International Speedway is still planning on forging ahead with the 2022 Iron Cup on South Dakota’s fastest quarter-mile dirt tracks from Thursday, April 28, through Saturday, April 30. The weekend schedule includes a practice night tonight (Thursday) with qualifying for the J&J Fitting Iron Cup in Friesen Performance IMCA Modified, Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock and Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compact divisions on Friday. The Iron Cup Championship Night in all divisions is Saturday. Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 6 p.m. each evening. Postponement information if necessary will be released through local media and the PJIS website. Tickets for the 2022 Iron Cup event can be purchased through the Park Jefferson International Speedway website at parkjeff.com. Fans can also find their favorite PJIS merchandise to be outfitted for the season opener through the track website. 

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Hobscheidt has just enough in the tank, takes $5,000 Iron Cup IMCA Modified checkers

JEFFERSON, S.D. (Aug. 10) – All of eight tenths of a second made the difference in Monday night’s Iron Cup main event for IMCA Modifieds at Park Jefferson Speedway. Jacob Hobscheidt led the entire 35-lap feature but had to hold off a hard running Shane DeMey in the closing laps to pick up the $5,000 win by a fraction of a second. “I raced there a handful of times but never had any luck,” Hobscheidt said after matching his career-best payday. “The last four or five laps I was running out of fuel and doing whatever I could to keep the thing running.” Hobscheidt got the early jump on the field over fellow front row starter Bob Moore and cruised early. Action was fierce back in the back of the pack as DeMey working around the low side in coming from 10th starting.  DeMey finally moved around Moore and rookie Cody Thompson to secure the second spot but simply ran out of laps at the finish as Hobscheidt, already Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligible, took [Read More]