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Sheyenne Speedway adds four IMCA divisions for 2024

LISBON, N.D. (Feb. 2, 2024) – Four IMCA track champions will be crowned this season at Sheyenne Speedway. Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks are on May 29, June 9, July 12 and July 28 programs at the quarter-mile dirt oval in Lisbon, N.D. Stock Cars and Hobby Stocks will be joined by Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods for the Ransom County Fair show on Aug. 22. New promoters for the 51st season of racing at Sheyenne Speedway are Jake and Sharnel Bitker, who also promote IMCA venues Norman County Raceway in Ada, Minn., and Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, and Nick Skalicky. “The fair board has been very supportive – they’re good people – and the community has been very supportive. We look forward to working with them this year,” Jake Bitker said. “This new sanction will give drivers in the Fargo-Jamestown hub to race for IMCA points another four or five nights.” Dirt work began last fall and will be completed [Read More]


Superior Customs IMCA Red River Sprint Series set to launch in 2023

By Mike Spieker WEST FARGO, N.D. (March 31, 2023) – In 2021, Nick Skalicky and Jake and Sharnel Bitker, promoters of Red River Valley Speedway and Norman County Raceway, took the leap to start a brand new division in the area, the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars.  After having a handful of cars for the first season, the class more than doubled in its second season in 2022, often having two heat races and up to 12 cars.  As the class continues to grow, more opportunities will be available for its drivers in 2023 with a brand new traveling series, which already has a title sponsor. The Superior Customs IMCA Red River Sprint Series is set to hit the road this season with 15 dates on its schedule at five different tracks. All tracks are within 75 miles of the series’ home track, Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo. The series schedule does not include every IMCA Sprint Car event in the area this season as Red River Valley Speedway will host the class 15 times this [Read More]


Arneson scores Sheyenne Speedway IMCA Modified win

By Tom Berg  LISBON, N.D. (May 27) – Austin Arneson took the lead early and never gave it up in picking up the Memorial Day IMCA Modified win at Sheyenne Speedway.  John Nord was second, Greg Friestad third, Dylan Goplen fourth after starting last in the field and Dave Shipley fifth. The 1/4-mile oval at Lisbon hosted a track-record 118 cars for the holiday event.


Memorial Day season debut for IMCA Modifieds at Sheyenne Speedway

LISBON, N.D. – IMCA Modifieds make their appropriate season debut at Sheyenne Speedway on Me­morial Day. The race program at Lisbon gets underway at 6 p.m. Monday, May 27. The VFW Color Guard will pre­sent and then raise the flag before the National Anthem, there will be a four-wide salute on the track and the National Guard will be on hand with a Hummer as the pace vehicle.   “Memorial Day has and always will be a very special day as we remember those we have lost and thank those who serve to keep us safe in this great country,” said promoter Benjie Froemke. “Lisbon is also home to the North Dakota Veterans Home and we pay tribute to those who have served by recognizing them and thanking them for their service while remembering those who have lost their lives in preserving the many freedoms we enjoy.” Remaining IMCA Modified dates at Sheyenne are June 30, Aug. 4 and Aug. 11.


Skalicky is best in Battle at the Boneyard

LISBON, N.D. (Sept. 30) – Jesse Skalicky wrapped up his IMCA Modified rookie campaign with a flag-to-flag run at the front of Sunday’s Battle at the Boneyard field at Sheyenne Speedway. The victory was Skalicky’s third of the season. He had the fastest car on the higher line in the se­cond set of turns and took the checkers ahead of John Nord and Zach Dockter. “We’re really satisfied with this year. We knew there would be a big learning curve but hoped we could finish consistently in the top 10,” Skalicky said. “This was our fourth year with a Fury (Chas­sis) so I was confident getting into the Modifieds.” He was a regular at Red River Valley Speedway, Norman County Raceway and Buffalo River Race Park. Skalicky’s previous best finish at Lisbon had been second in the July 1 show. Feature results – 1. Jesse Skalicky; 2. John Nord; 3. Zach Dockter; 4. Billie Christ; 5. Randy Klein; 6. John Corell; 7. Tim Perkins; 8. Rusty Kollman; 9. Randy Gordon; 10. Jarrett Carter; 11. Bryce [Read More]


Sheyenne Speedway ends first IMCA Modified season on Sunday 

LISBON, N.D. – Sunday’s Battle at the Boneyard wraps up the first season for IMCA Modifieds at Sheyenne Speedway. Track, North Dakota state, Jet Racing Central Region and IMC Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National points are at stake at the Sept. 30 show. Just four points separate the top four drivers going into the finale. Start time is 3 p.m.


Kendall brings broom to Sheyenne Speedway, completes Northstar IMCA Mod Tour sweep

LISBON, N.D. (Aug. 12) – After running third in his Northstar IMCA Modified Tour heat race at Sheyenne Speedway, Billy Kendall didn’t think Sunday would be his night. That wasn’t the case. Kendall drew another front row start, chased and got the lead back from Jarrett Carter, then stayed in front to the end of the 30-lapper at Lisbon. The $1,000 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying victory was his third in as many nights and was complemented by a $1,000 share of the tour point fund. “It was kind of hard to believe,” admitted Kendall, 19 years old and headed back to the University of North Dakota later this week to start his sophomore year as a mechanical engineering major. “I wasn’t good in my heat race and didn’t think it would be our night, but we turned it around in the feature.” Kendall had won tour features Friday at Princeton Speedway and Saturday at North Central Speedway, both familiar venues. He made the 3-1/2 hour tow on Sunday to race for the first [Read More]


Northstar IMCA Mod Tour set for Aug. 10-12 

PRINCETON, Minn. – IMCA Modifieds race for $1,000 to win and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berths each night of the Aug. 10-12 Northstar IMCA Mod Tour. Both the Modifieds and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods are at Princeton Speedway on Friday, Aug. 10 and at North Central Speedway in Brainerd on Saturday, Aug. 11. On Saturday, Aug. 12, Modifieds are at Sheyenne Speedway in Lisbon, N.D. while the Northern SportMods are at Buffalo River Race Park in Glyndon. Modified features pay a minimum of $100 to start. Top prize for the Northern SportMods each night is $600 with $70 paid to start. Point funds are in place for both divisions with $1,000 going to the top drivers in the standings. Out-Pace Racing Products gives $100 hard charger awards each night. There are no entry fees and all events are draw/redraw. Pre-registration is encouraged. More information is available on the Northstar IMCA Mod Tour page on Facebook, or by emailing northstarracepromo@gmail.com. Racing starts at 7 p.m. Friday, at 6:45 p.m. Saturday and at 6 p.m. on [Read More]


Shipley scores in photo finish at Sheyenne

By Tom Berg   LISBON, N.D. (July 1) – Dave Shipley was the photo finish winner when IMCA Modifieds returned to Sheyenne Speedway as part of the track’s 45th anniversary night.   John Nord led early but was soon overtaken by rookie Jesse Skalicky.   Skalicky was fast on the high side and built a nice lead, but the car on the move was the ninth starting Shipley’s.   He used an effective low line, steadily moved through the field and took over second, then started closing the gap on Skalicky.   As the laps wound down, Shipley got closer and closer and eventually got beside Skalicky as the two ran side-by-side the final few laps. The two raced to the line, where Shipley won a thriller by just .049 of a second in a true photo finish.   Nord had a nice run to finish third, followed by Randy Klein and Tyler Peterson.


Sheyenne celebrates its 45th this Sunday

By Tom Berg LISBON, N.D. – Sunday is a night of celebration at Sheyenne Speedway! The 1/4-mile dirt track in Lisbon, N.D., will celebrate its 45th anniversary this Sunday night, July 1. Racing begins at 6 p.m. and will be the biggest show of the year with six classes running. The Powdercoat Specialists IMCA Modifieds are back for a second time this season. The night also includes a fireworks show after the racing for fans to enjoy in addition to the action on the track. Special, custom 45th anniversary trophies will be presented to all six feature win­ners. There also will be memories shared as part of the rich history of the 45 years of racing in Lisbon. “I couldn’t think of a better way to start the Fourth of July Week. Six full race classes will be on display that will not disappoint.” Race Director Hunter Carter said. “Plus, a fireworks display for everyone to enjoy and celebrate the 45th anniversary together …You are not going to want to miss this.” The IMCA Modifieds [Read More]