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“It was a pretty good night” – Mike Nichols’ 600th IMCA Stock Car win comes at hometown Shelby County Speedway

HARLAN, Iowa (Aug. 20, 2022) – Another win, another milestone. Mike Nichols, won for the 600th time in his incredible IMCA Sunoco Stock Car career, taking his latest checkers Saturday night at hometown Shelby County Speedway.  “It was pretty cool,” said Nichols, the winningest driver in IMCA’s 108-year history. “Years and years ago, my first  win was at Harlan and it was good to get this milestone win at the same track with so many friends, fans and sponsors here.” “The environment couldn’t have been any better,” he added. There was a good car count and the grandstand was packed. It was a pretty good night.” Nichols has enjoyed a lot of “pretty good nights” since first taking The Class Too Tough To Tame by storm in 2002.  Now chasing an IMCA record extending 11th national crown, he’s averaged better than 28 wins a season over the course of his Stock Car career and leads all IMCA drivers with 44 career track titles. His resume also includes 10 EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region championships and the 2017 IMCA Speedway [Read More]

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IMCA Midwest Madness Tour returns for June 26-30 run

WORTHINGTON, Minn. (June 24, 2022) – Drivers in five IMCA divisions see action on five consecutive nights in the upcoming Midwest Madness Tour. Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars both race for $1,000 top prizes Sunday, June 26 at Minnesota’s Worthington Speedway; and at Iowa venues Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer on Monday, June 27; Buena Vista Raceway in Alta on Tuesday, June 28; Shelby County Speedway in Harlan on Wednesday, June 29; and at Stuart Speedway on Thursday, June 30.  Modified winners become eligible to qualify for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational while Stock Car winners become B & B Racing Chassis All-Star qualifying eligible.  Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods race for $500 to win, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $400 to win and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $200 to win each night.  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing national, regional, KMJ Performance State and tour points will be awarded. Stuart also gives track points. Point funds will be paid in all divisions. Modified and Stock Car tour champions both earn [Read More]

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IMCA Midwest Madness Tour returning for June 26-30 run

WORTHINGTON, Minn. (June 7, 2022) – Drivers in five IMCA divisions see action on five consecutive nights in the upcoming Midwest Madness Tour. Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars both race for $1,000 top prizes Sunday, June 26 at Minnesota’s Worthington Speedway; and at Iowa venues Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer on Monday, June 27; Buena Vista Raceway in Alta on Tuesday, June 28; Shelby County Speedway in Harlan on Wednesday, June 29; and at Stuart Speedway on Thursday, June 30. Modified winners become eligible to qualify for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational while Stock Car winners become B & B Racing Chassis All-Star qualifying eligible. Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods race for $500 to win, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $400 to win and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $200 to win each night.  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing national, regional, KMJ Performance State and tour points will be awarded. Stuart also gives track points.  Point funds will be paid in all divisions. Modified and Stock Car tour champions both earn [Read More]

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Opening night Saturday at new look Shelby County Speedway

HARLAN, Iowa (June 2, 2022) – First reviews are in and drivers turning laps during an open practice session raved about new-look Shelby County Speedway. The historic dirt oval at Harlan was reconfigured this spring from a big 4/10’s to what promoter Doug Batz described as “a momentum third.” Banking was increased around the track, which remains some 80 feet wide.  “We had 40-plus cars here for practice on a Sunday and everybody really seemed to like the track,” Batz reported. “We had some people who normally don’t race with us unless it was a special say they’re going to race with us weekly because they like smaller tracks.” Performance Grading of Harlan, a company long associated with racing in general and Shelby County Speedway in particular, did the dirt work.  “We had people here all the time watching them work on the track starting in April,” said Batz. “They started thinking the track wasn’t as small as they thought it would be. Now, nobody is complaining about the size.” New lighting was installed in [Read More]

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Shelby County Speedway hosts 29th Tiny Lund Memorial

HARLAN, Iowa – Shelby County Speedway rolls out the red carpet for drivers in six IMCA divisions competing in the 29th annual Tiny Lund Memorial this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24 and 25.  IMCA Modifieds run for $2,000 to win and a minimum of $200 to start their Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifier on Saturday.  IMCA Sunoco Late Models, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods all race for $1,000 to win on Friday and for $1,500 to win on Saturday. Friday’s Battle of Highway 59 for the Mach-1 Sport Compacts pays $1,000 to win; the 4-cylinders run for $250 to win on Saturday. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks run for $750 to win on Friday and for $1,000 to win on Saturday. Tow money is $50 for Modifieds, Late Models, Stock Cars and SportMods, $30 for Hobby Stocks and $25 for Sport Compacts. Drivers should pre-register at racescs.com; entry fees of $50 per day for Modifieds, Late Models, Stock Cars and Northern SportMods, $30 for Hobby Stocks and $25 for Sport Compacts, can now be [Read More]

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Patience pays off for Hobscheidt with Swanson Memorial IMCA Modified win

HARLAN, Iowa (July 13) – He only led one lap, but it was the most important one. Jacob Hobscheidt caught Chaz Baca for the front spot on the 20th and final circuit Tuesday night, then took the checkers a quarter of a second ahead of the Arizona visitor to win the IMCA Modified feature at Shelby County Speedway’s Dale Swanson Memorial. The win, good for $2,500, was Hobscheidt’s third in as many starts at Harlan this season.  “I kept being patient,” said Hobscheidt, who needed just eight laps to race from the ninth starting spot to second. “I knew we needed to wait until the right time, and we did it.” Bub Lerette led the first lap from the pole before giving way to Brad Bergren.  The third and final caution of the contest waved on lap 12. Hobscheidt steadily made up ground on the leader and was just half a car length off the pace when lap 19 was scored.  Jesse Sobbing rallied from an early spin for third. Bergren and Mike Albertsen completed the [Read More]

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Shelby County Speedway sets IMCA Dale Swanson Memorial for July 13

HARLAN, Iowa – Shelby County Speedway’s Dale Swanson Memorial moves to a mid-week date with four IMCA divisions on the Tuesday, July 13 card.  IMCA Modifieds race for $2,500 to win and a minimum of $150 to start their Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier while an anonymous donor has ponied up to make the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature $2,000 to win.  The IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature is a B & B Chassis All-Star Invitational qualifier, paying $1,500 to win, and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks run for $1,000 to win. Start money for the Stocks, Hobbies and SportMods is $100. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and KMJ Performance State, but no track points will be awarded. All divisions are draw/redraw. There is no entry fee and pit passes are $30.  Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow.  Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $10 for students and free for kids ages five and under.  More [Read More]

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Shelby County reschedules Swanson Memorial

HARLAN, Iowa – After more than a little rain fell in Harlan and much of the surrounding area, Shelby County Speedway will reschedule its inaugural Dale Swanson Memorial. What was to have been the season-opening special on Saturday night, April 10 will now be held Saturday, June 26. More information about that evening’s race program is to be announced. 

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Shelby County Speedway opens with April 10 Dale Swanson Memorial

HARLAN, Iowa – Shares of a $30,000 purse are at stake at Shelby County Speedway’s season-opening Dale Swanson Memorial. IMCA Modifieds chase a $2,500 top check and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth in their Saturday, April 10 main event. IMCA Sunoco Late Models run for $2,000 to win, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods both for $1,500 to win and IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars for $700.  Minimum start money is $200 for the Sprints, $150 for the Modifieds and Late Models, and $125 for the Stock Cars and SportMods.  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Side Biter Chassis North Central, EQ Cylinder Heads Northern and Big Daddy Race Cars Northern regional, and KMJ Performance State points will be awarded.  More information is available on Facebook and drivers can enter through the MyRacePass link. Entry fees paid by April 5 are $50 for Modifieds and Late Models and $35 for Stock Cars and SportMods. Entry fees paid after April 5 are $80 for Modifieds and Late Models, $50 for Stock Cars and [Read More]

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Tiny Lund wins different kinds of IMCA firsts for Shryock, Van Horn

HARLAN, Iowa (Sept. 25-26) – Kelly Shryock’s Saturday IMCA Modified win was his first ever at Shelby County Speedway’s Tiny Lund Memorial. Dusty Van Horn’s IMCA Sunoco Stock Car win the same night was his first-ever in the division. Shryock, already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, started on the pole, then had to get the lead back from Jacob Hobscheidt before collecting the $1,528 checkers. “He’s “He’s pretty fast. Lucky for me and unlucky for him, a lapped car kind of got him out of shape,” Shryock said. Anthony Roth ended in second, Chris Mills in third. While Shryock has won his share and then some of IMCA’s biggest events, races like the Tiny Lund stand out. “It’s really cool to add my list to the names of the drivers who have won this event,” he said. “The Tiny Lund is a huge event and any time you can win a memorial race it’s special. Memorial races have a special place in my heart.”  Van Horn shared similar sentiments, after a late-race pass [Read More]