Springfield celebrates holiday weekend with IMCA Modifieds, fireworks

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Following a rainout last Saturday, officials at the Quick-Quarter of Springfield Raceway have announced final details for the Firefall Fireworks Spectacular event this Saturday, July 3 with IMCA Modifieds presented by Bad Boy Mowers competing in a $500 to win, $100 to start scheduled 20 lap feature. Pit gates open at 12:15 p.m. with driver cutoff set for 4:05 p.m. and racing action slated for 4:45 p.m.  To help celebrate our nation’s Independence Holiday, a large fireworks show will add to the excitement. For more information visit the Facebook page or website at www.springfieldraceway.com 


IMCA Modifieds back in action Saturday at Springfield

SPRINGFIELD,  Mo. – After getting a night off last weekend, the IMCA Modifieds presented by Bad Boy Mowers will be back in action this Saturday at Springfield Raceway with a tight battle for the top of the point standings between former track champion James Thompson, a two-time feature winner this season, and the most previous feature winner Jackie Dalton.   Despite missing the opening race, Dalton has climbed up the ladder and is only 16 points behind Thompson.  A multi-time track champion, Dalton seems to be hitting strides in this car while Thompson is known for making a late race charge for the win.  Racing action starts at 6:45 p.m. while the pit gates open at 3 p.m. The grandstands open at 5  p.m. For more information, visit the Facebook page or the track website at www.SpringfieldRaceway.com.


Drake repeats in Sunday show at Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (May 23) – Trevor Drake came charging from his seventh starting spot Sunday night, and after some great three-wide racing captured the IMCA Modified feature to score his second straight win at The Quick Quarter of Springfield Raceway. Jackie Dalton set the early two- and three-wide racing action early as former track champion James Thomp­son was hanging tight up front along with Jimmy Greenway, Chris Tonoli and others. The pace slowed as Tonoli looped his car, forcing a yellow. On the restart, Drake went away from the top groove and found the bottom side of the track to his liking. After opening up a five car length advantage, a late-race caution placed Thompson on Drake’s back bumper with Dalton, a fast moving Michael Foster and a quick moving Tonoli closing ground.  Thompson tried the top lane on the restart but Drake took his no. 12d to the bottom side and never gave up. Following Drake to the finish were Thompson, Dalton, Foster and Tonoli. The race program was postponed to Sunday due to inclement weather [Read More]


Drake delivers IMCA Modified win at Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (May 8) – Second generation driver Trevor Drake came from his fifth starting spot and made it look easy Saturday night at The Quick-Quarter of Springfield Raceway in grabbing his first IMCA Modified feature win. Drake took to the high side and went for a Saturday night cruise, besting current track point leader James Thompson to become the third different feature winner in The Bad Boy Mower IMCA Modified division out of five races held so far this season.  Other feature winners so far has been Thompson with two wins and Steven Bowers Jr. with two wins at Jerry Hoffman’s speed plant, which produces three-wide racing almost every Saturday night. Following Drake to the stripe were Thompson,  Bobby Pearish, Jackie Dalton and Shawn Duncan. Last week’s runner up Jimmy Greenway slipped late in the race to finish sixth.


Thompson tops Springfield IMCA Modified main

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – James Thompson came out of a three-wide pack on lap eight and held on to record his second win out of four IMCA Modified features Saturday ight at The Quick Quarter of the Springfield Raceway.  Thompson, the track champion, came from the eighth starting spot and made the smooth move on leader Jimmy Greenway and second place runner Bobby Pearish, then held back a late surge from Greenway.  Action for the Bad Boy Mower IMCA Modifieds was very intense as Greenway was rolling strong on the top side while Pearish was looking for a chance to get around Greenway.  Greenway, who has been away from circle track racing for several seasons, has been fighting the new car blues and was rolling strong in his Ballie Diesel Automotive number 28. So far this season it has been Thompson in his Hayden Machinery 11T and two-time winner Steven Bowers Jr. with two wins at Springfield. IMCA Modified action continues Saturday, May 8 with racing to start at 6:30 p.m.


Springfield Raceway hosts EMS Night at the Races

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – IMCA Modifieds sponsored locally by Bad Boy Mowers swing back into action Sat­urday night at The Quick Quarter of the action-packed Springfield Raceway. It will be EMS Night at the Races as Emergency Service Personnel receive free grandstand admission to the Dirt track racing action. Those who put it all on the line for us, including law enforcement, fire and rescue personnel, ambulance and those who keep us safe and sound need to bring ID for the door-to-door action that Springfield provides.  Former track champion James Thompson has scored a win and runner up split with Steven Bowers thus far.  Pit gates open at 2:45 p.m., with the grandstands opening and driver check-in ending at 4:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 5:30 p.m. with racing to start at 6 p.m.  Grandstand admission for adults is just $15 with kids school age $2 and five and under is Free. Adult pit passes are $35.  More information is at Springfield Raceway Facebook and the website to the track “Where the racing never disappoints.” 


Thompson is quickest at Quick Quarter Springfield Raceway

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (April 3) – 2019 Bad Boy Mower IMCA Modified champion James Thompson came charging from his eighth starting spot, survived three-wide action for the lead along with a late-race caution and a strong run by Trevor Drake in the closing laps in taking the season points opener at the Quick Quarter of the multi-groove Springfield Raceway Saturday night.  Thompson, who changed his traditional black color scheme to a bright red, was able to bring a couple of new sponsors into victory lane. During the long green run just past the half way point, Thompson opened up a half straightaway advantage as Drake was searching for a lane that would allow him to close the gap.  Drake seemed to find that sweet spot in turns one and two to begin reeling in Thompson but the leader would get that back in turn 3.  Josh Dugan brought out a late race caution as he spun in turn 1 after just missing the cushion and was lucky enough to keep the car off the wall barrier and only [Read More]


IMCA Modifieds start season Saturday at Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Quick Quarter of the Springfield Raceway will be ready to begin the Championship Chase Saturday this Saturday, April 3 with racing to begin at 6:30 p.m. IMCA Modifieds return to weekly programs at the high-banked dirt oval where Jody Tillman is defending champions in the locally sponsored Bad Boy Mower class.  Pit gates will open at 3 p.m. while hot laps will begin at approximately 5:50 p.m. with racing to follow. Draw cutoff will be around 5:45 p.m.  The grandstand opens at 5 p.m. with adult admission $15 while kids 6 through school ages is $2. Five and under are free in the grandstands. Springfield Raceway offers wi-fi to enhance your live visit with the action. For more information, visit the Facebook page or website. 


Springfield hosts Saturday Fast Shafts qualifier

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Quick Quarter of the Springfield Raceway will host a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier feature for IMCA Modifieds paying $1,066 to win and $100 to start this Saturday, Sept. 19. Pit gates open at 2 p.m., the grandstand opens at 4:30 p.m. and racing starts at 5:30 p.m. There will be no hot laps. Grandstand admission is $20 for adults and free for kids ages 12 and under. Pit passes are $40 for adults, $15 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under. Entry fee is $30.  This is the second season the speedway has sanctioned its Modified division with IMCA and the Saturday show will feature a number of the top runners in the region.  More information is available on Facebook. 


Thompson scores second Springfield win

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Aug. 1) – Defending Bad Boy Mowers IMCA Modified track champion James Thompson took control early from his fifth starting spot and wasted no time in grabbing his se­cond feature win of the season Saturday at Springfield Raceway. Thompson found the bottom of the track to his liking in becoming only the second driver this sea­son in IMCA competition to record more than one feature win, joining Steven Bowers Jr. in the accomplishment.  While Thompson made it look easy in the caution-free feature, the real race was for the second spot as Jody Tillman, Dillion McCowan and Trevor Drake kept the Quick Quarter action tight. McCowan, who started ninth, was able to make a move around Tillman with six laps remaining and then had to fend off Tillman for the runner-up spot while Drake kept the pressure on the duo in front.  With heavy rains during the week, track owner Jerry Hoffman gave the drivers a smooth surface during the race program