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]
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, 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.
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
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (July 25) – Arkansas hard charger Mark Norris took the lead from Carl Murphy with two laps remaining to become the seventh different Bad Boy Mowers IMCA Modified feature winner in eight races so far this season at the Quick-Quarter of Springfield Raceway. In a wild Saturday night feature, most of the pack was chasing Murphy, who jumped to the early lead from his third starting spot while Norris started 11th on the grid. Murphy set a steady pace with action all around behind him as the battle for second through ninth was wicked. Norris was able to take advantage of the final restart and quickly made his winning move for IMCA Modified career victory no. 99. Following Norris to the line were early leader Murphy and Jody Tillman. Only Steven Bowers Jr. has won multiple features this season at Springfield. IMCA Modified action continues next Saturday with racing slated to start at 7:15 p.m.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (July 11) – Steven Bowers Jr. is known as one of the top IMCA Modified drivers in the Jet Racing Central Region. On Saturday night at the Quick-Quarter of Springfield Raceway, Bowers became the first repeat winner in six Bad Boy Mowers IMCA Modified events by taking the top spot from Trevor Drake following a lap nine restart. Bowers started the 20-lap feature from seventh and let the pack start to loosen up before making his charge. Drake had grabbed command on lap four and was trying to put distance between his 12d car and the rest of the field. The caution on lap nine bunched the field together again. Drake continued to ride the extreme top groove on the racy surface but Bowers was a rocket off the bottom side and grabbed the front spot coming off turn two and left the race for the runner-up. In a tight battle behind Bowers, Drake had a constant battle with Jody Tillman and Andrew Smith and Shawn Walsh were in the thick of the battle before [Read More]
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – After taking the weekend off for the July 4th holiday, the Quick Quarter of Springfield Raceway will be back in action this Saturday, July 11 with Bad Boy Mowers IMCA Modified action. The race for the track championship has so far been tight as there has yet to have a repeat winner on the high-banked ¼-mile dirt oval. So far in 2020, Ken Schrader, James Thompson, Trevor Drake, Steven Bowers Jr. and Jody Tillman have claimed feature wins. For more information on Springfield Raceway visit and like the Facebook page or visit the website at www.SpringfieldRaceway.Com. Racing starts at 7:30 p.m.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (June 27) – Veteran Jody Tillman showed everyone he hasn’t forgotten the way to victory lane Saturday at Springfield Raceway. Tillman took advantage of a lap 16 caution and then rode the top groove to pass defending IMCA Modified champion James Thompson to keep the new winners streak going at The Quick Quarter of Jerry Hoffman’s Springfield Raceway. On the initial start, Thompson quickly shot from seventh to overtake Shawn Duncan and Andrew Smith to take control by lap three and began to open ground on the field. Tillman, who started ninth in the 20-lap feature, began to pick his way forward by searching both the high lane and low lanes. The turning point of the feature occurred on lap 16 when Smith went off the end of turn three while in a three-wide battle for position. Tillman picked the high groove on the restart. He worked the cushion and passed Thompson two laps later, then held off Thompson’s late surge on the bottom lane to become the fifth different feature winner at Springfield this season. [Read More]
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (June 20) – Steven Bowers Jr. made his Saturday night trip to the Quick Quarter of the Springfield Raceway worthwhile as he charged from the 10th starting spot and took the lead at the half way point to become the fourth different IMCA Modified feature winner in four races so far this season. The caution-free 20-lap feature featured three-wide racing the entire distance. Three different leaders swapped the top spot early before Bowers sliced through the pack Following Bowers to the line and for the second week in a row in the runner-up spot was Dillion McCowan, week two winner Trevor Drake, Jody Tillman and early leader Shannon Anastopolos were next. IMCA Modified action presented by Bad Boy Mowers continues Saturday, June 27 with racing to start at 7 p.m.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (June 13) – Defending track champion James Thompson made a low groove move and then held back repeated charges from Dillion McCowan to capture his first IMCA Modified feature win of the season Saturday at The Quick Quarter of Springfield Raceway. Thompson got back on track after struggling in the first two races of the season. “We had some tough luck on opening night and last week we just flat missed it,” said Thompson, who became the third different winner in as many weeks at Springfield, following Ken Schrader and first-time winner Trevor Drake to the top of the podium. The 20-lap feature saw six cars battling for the top spot during the first half of the race. Thompson took the top spot from McCowan on lap 11 with the yellow flag waving two laps later. On the restart, Thompson found the lower lane to his liking and he held on for three more laps, pulling away for the win in front of McCowan and Jody Tillman. Bad Boy Mower IMCA Modified action continues Saturday [Read More]