Northern SportMod

Rodgers scores impressive Silver Dollar Speedway win

By Ben Deatherage CHICO, Calif. (May 10, 2024) – Under the clear Friday night skies, Silver Dollar Speedway roared to life with the thunderous sound of Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods. The 1/4-mile clay oval, steeped in history, was a sight to behold after nearly two months of anticipation, its surface glistening under the floodlights. Tyler Rodgers wasted no time, immediately taking the lead as the green flag dropped. The hometown hero was in a league of his own, building a substantial lead before being hotly pursued by fellow Chico driver Phil Marino.  The battle for the lead was a thriller, halted by back-to-back red flags, including a six-car pile-up on lap seven on the front straightaway. When racing resumed, Rodgers was speedy, but as the race started to close, Ray Lindeman, from Rio Linda, mounted a late challenge. On multiple occasions, Lindeman caught Rodgers in lapped traffic. But once he got to the back of him, Rodgers slipped past the slower cars. On the final lap, Lindeman tossed the dice one last time. Unfortunately, [Read More]

Northern SportMod

Silver Dollar Speedway sets four dates for IMCA Northern SportMods

CHICO, Calif. (March 15, 2023) – The biggest race of the season, and three Friday dates at Silver Dollar Speedway will feature Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods. Along with May 5, July 21 and Aug. 25 shows, the IMCA class will be a headliner for the July 4 Independence Day extravaganza at the quarter-mile northern California dirt oval. “We always have full grandstands and fireworks. That will be a big night for us and for the IMCA Northern SportMods,” said long-time announcer and first-year general manager Troy Hennig. “We understand the importance of IMCA drivers being able to race for national, state and track points, and they’ll be able to do that again at Chico this season.” Track points will be awarded each night and a track champion crowned. The division had made its first appearance at Silver Dollar Speedway in 2016.  With new duties as the general manager, Hennig will spend part of the night at the mic while tending to other responsibilities on both sides of the track.  “I started announcing and doing public relations here [Read More]

Feature

Reichenbach, Bannister end Speedweek with Silver Dollar wins; Dotson, Nation take titles

By Stephanie Deatherage  CHICO, Calif. (May 8) – Clint Reichenbach and Tyler Bannister won feature events while Ethan Dotson and Jason Nation won championships Saturday night. Reichenbach and Bannister topped IMCA Modified and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod features at Silver Dollar Speedway while Dotson and Nation wrapped up titles in those respective divisions on the final night of the California IMCA Speedweek presented by Hoppes Motorsports. In the first-ever Speedweek visit to Chico, Troy Foulger pulled away from the rest of the IMCA Modified pack before forced to deal with lapped traffic while Reichenbach delt with a charging Nick DeCarlo in the latter’s bid for the runner-up spot.  A caution on lap 22 bunched the field up for the only time of the main event and Reichenbach again tried to rail around the high side of the leader. Foulger and Reichenbach drag raced to the white flag, with Reichenbach having the advantage at the line. Reichenbach rode his momentum up top to hold off Foulger for his third $1,000 win of Speedweek. Foulger ended the [Read More]