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]
By Evan Canfield SUSQUEHANNA, Pa. (May 29, 2022) – Rodney Morgan made his way to victory lane when touring Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds made their way to northern Pennsylvania for a Memorial Weekend event. Morgan outran Keith Jack Lamphere in the race for $1,000 and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility in Sunday’s Close Racing Supply NY-Penn IMCA Modified Series presented by Precision Hydraulic & Oil Sunday at Penn Can Speedway. Aaron Benjamin and then Shawn Bruce led early in the 25-lapper. Tour opening night winner Eddie Sites was first to close in on the top spot, making his way to second with eighth starting Morgan, 13th starting Lamphere and 11th starting Jake Maynard close behind. The race for the lead got intense by lap seven, as Sites wheeled the top and Bruce and Morgan ran inside, racing three-wide around much of the Susquehanna oval. As things were heating up, a miscue Bruce sent him and Sites spinning while collecting nearly half a dozen other cars outside the top five in the process. That incident handed [Read More]
SUSQUEHANNA, Pa. (May 25, 2022) – The Memorial Weekend sees touring Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds return to a familiar locale. Penn Can Speedway hosts round two of the Close Racing Supply NY-Penn IMCA Modified Series presented by Precision Hydraulic & Oil. The Sunday, May 29 main event pays $1,000 to win and a minimum of $100 to start. Winner of the 25-lapper at Susquehanna earns Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Dirt Works Eastern Region and KMJ Performance State points, as well as series points, will be awarded. Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and racing follows 6:45 p.m. hot laps. Pit passes are $40. The NY-Penn Series show will be broadcast by IMCA.TV and DirtTrackDigest.TV. Eddie Sites won the series opener on April 30 at Skyline Raceway Motorsports Park.
SUSQUEHANNA, Pa. (Sept. 25) – A visitor from Michigan stole the show and captured the King of the Can title as a cool, fall-like night in Northeastern Pennsylvania set the scene for a fantastic finale in the Close Racing Supply NY-Penn IMCA Modified Series. Brody Bowser led every lap in winning the main event and $1,500 while Brad Sites put the final touches on the inaugural series crown despite late mechanical issues that resulted in a DNF Saturday at Penn Can Speedway. Eddie Sites, Ray McClure, Tyler Stoddard and Bobby Maynard completed the top five. After a few tries to get the first handful of laps in, the field got strung out and got some laps under its collective belt and put on some good racing from second on back as Bowser put a good gap between the pack and himself. Randall Paxton followed him in second. Eddie Sites battle Paxton until a caution on lap 14 for fourth place runner J.W. Lamphere who got into the backstretch wall. The 16th starting McClure found himself working [Read More]
SUSQUEHANNA, Pa. – The NY-Penn IMCA Modified Series sees its final checkered flag of its inaugural season this Saturday, Sept. 25 at Penn Can Speedway. IMCA Modifieds now run for $1,500 to win and a minimum of $125 to start the series finale, with another $742 in lap money and $250 in other special awards to be given. Event sponsors include Precision Hydraulics and Oil of Wrightstown, N.J., S & S Custom Autobody of Towanda and Calaman Radiator of Towanda. The feature winner becomes eligible to qualify for the 2022 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Dirt Works Eastern Region and KMJ Performance State, as well as special series points will be awarded. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 5:30 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m. Pit passes for the King of the Can Weekend event are $40. Winners of the first two series events held at Penn Can were A.J. Ward and Rodney Morgan. NY-Penn IMCA Modified Series top 10 point standings – 1. Brad Sites, Monroeton, 229; [Read More]
By Evan Canfield SUSQUEHANNA, Pa. (Aug. 15) – In a season filled with highs and lows, Rodney Morgan finally found some redemption at Penn Can Speedway. After destroying his car in the season opener at the same facility, he was able to come back to the Susquehanna oval and capture his first NY-Penn IMCA Modified Series victory on Sunday, earning $1,000 and Fast Shafts All-Star qualifying eligibility. Aaron Benjamin and J.W. Lamphere set the pace for the 25-lap feature but the start was anything but smooth. A single car spin, a stack-up at the rear of the field and a multi-car pileup set the tone for the opening laps, with three consecutive cautions keeping the race from getting underway. Once under the green flag, Benjamin jumped out to an early lead. While trying to hold control of the race, multiple yellow flags would hurt his momentum. He led up to a lap 13 restart, where a bobble in the opening corners opened the door for Morgan to slip by and take the top spot. Benjamin [Read More]
SUSQUEHANNA, Pa. – Round five of the NY-Penn Series takes touring IMCA Modifieds back to Penn Can Speedway this Sunday for a $1,000 to win, minimum $100 to start main event. Brad Sites brings both a two-race winning streak and the series points lead to Susquehanna for the Aug. 15 event, which makes the winner eligible to qualify for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational during the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Dirt Works Eastern Region and KMJ Performance State points, as well as special series points, will be awarded. Gates open at noon for series competitors. Registration runs from 12:30-2 p.m. and will be followed by the drivers’ meeting and hot laps. Racing is at 3 p.m. Pit passes are $35. IMCA registration is $20. Another $1,000 top prize is at stake when the NY-Penn IMCA Modified Series travels to Bloomsburg, Pa., Fair Raceway on Sunday, Aug. 22. NY-Penn IMCA Modified Series top 10 standings – 1. Brad Sites, Monroeton, 155; 2. Keith Jack Lamphere, Monroeton, [Read More]
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]