Shute, Rust rule IMCA Modifieds at Stuart’s Fever Heat 100

By Josh Reynolds STUART, Iowa (Sept. 20-21) – Todd Shute and Joel Rust were IMCA Modified winners while Elijah Zevenbergen, Corey Madden and Mitchell Bunch each swept Fever Heat 100 feature events at Stuart Speedway. Shute used the top side of the track to lead all 25 laps and take the dominating win on Friday, putting his name on the 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot with the $1,000 victory. Jesse Dennis finished second and Ethan Braaksma third. Dennis and Braaksma ran up front before Rust raced ahead for the $1,500 checkers. Already on the All-Star ballot, he was chased across the stripe by Braaksma and Dennis third.  Zevenbergen earned $1,000 on opening night and $1,500 on night two. Derry and Damon Murty put on quite a battle for second but it was all Zevenbergen out front in the Friday IMCA Sunoco Stock Car show. Zevenbergen worked the bottom side of the track Saturday and on lap 19 it would pay off as he took over the top spot and drove off to weekend sweep. [Read More]


Rust tames stout Stuart IMCA Modified field

By Josh Reynolds  STUART, Iowa (Aug. 25) –Sunday Night Spectacular winners at Stuart Speedway were Mitchell Bunch, Zach Hemmingsen, Brayton Carter, Buck Schafroth and Joel Rust, and these five will be part of a documen­tary next season for IMCA.TV. Tony Hilgenberg and Garett Wilson on the front row for the start of he IMCA Modified feature. Wilson led the first two laps until Rust powered to the lead. Cody Laney and Josh Gilman passed Wilson on lap five and the only caution of the race came one lap later to give the field a fighting chance at Rust, who’s been on a tear in central Iowa as of late. When the green flag flew it was nothing but Rust as he dominated the rest of the way to take the win. Laney finished second with Kelly Shryock third. Andrew Burg and Chad LeGere led the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars to the green flag next with LeGere and then Burg leading the first two laps. Marcus Fagan took over on lap three after a caution and [Read More]


Baudler is best at Stuart

By Josh Reynolds  STUART, Iowa (July 10) – Daniel Baudler earned his Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod career first feature win Wednesday at Stuart Speedway.  Baudler led Brandon Patava and David Schwartz on lap one. Patava took over the lead on lap three and led until Baudler retook the top spot on lap nine. Colton Nelson threw his hat in the ring on lap 10 but faded after that as Patava shot back into second a lap later. Baudler looked to be on his way to the win but had to wait as a lap 16 caution set up a two-lap dash to the finish. As Hunter Longnecker and Schwartz battled for second it was all Baudler as he would go on to his first career victory in the division. Schwartz came out on top in the battle for second with Longnecker third, Tyler Inman fourth and Nelson fifth.  Josh Daniels was the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner and Chuck Madden Jr. followed the preferred line to the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock checkers. Mitchell Bunch muscled [Read More]


The Final Ride at Stuart ends with Marriott in victory lane

By Josh Reynolds STUART, Iowa (July 2) – Everything about the Ron Little Memorial was big. A track record 141 cars took to the track Tuesday for the 20th and final event at Stuart Speedway. Forty-seven of those entries were IMCA Modifieds and Hunter Marriott wrote his name in as the $2,000 feature winner of a 30-lapper that ran green to checkers. Dubbed The Final Ride by members of the late IMCA Modified driver’s family, the main event saw Mar­riott and Travis Hatcher show the way, with Marriott leading Josh Most and Hatcher early on. Cody Laney advanced to third on lap four and with three and even four wide racing back in the pack it was still Marriott out front at the halfway point. Lapped traffic started around this time, but Marriott was smooth and strong as he went on to lead the entire way to pick up the top check. The Missouri speedster was already qualifier for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.  Jeff Aikey came from tenth to second in his first ever visit to [Read More]


Madden scores third Stuart win of season

By Josh Reynolds STUART, Iowa (June 26) – Corey Madden raced his way to victory lane at Stuart Speedway for the third time this season, topping Wednesday’s IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main event. Nick Foster and Chuck Madden Jr. were on the front row for the start and Madden Jr. led rookie Miciah Hidlebaugh and Foster over the first two laps, with Corey Madden getting to third on lap three.  Two more circuits saw Madden get to second as Madden Jr. continued to lead. By lap six, the brothers were side-by-side and Corey was able to get the advantage on lap eight. Madden Jr. worked to catch his brother, but Corey was up to the challenge and went on to take the win.                                                                                                          [Read More]


Stuart Speedway set for July 2 Ron Little Memorial

STUART, Iowa – The top prize for IMCA Modifieds will be $2,000 while IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars race for $1,000 to win at Stuart Speedway’s Tuesday, July 2 Ron Little Memorial. The fourth installment of the Arnold Motor Supply Midwest Madness Tour is a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying event for the Modifieds.  The Modified main event pays a minimum of $150 to start, the Stock Car feature a minimum of $125. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods race for $1,000 to win, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $500 to win and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $300 to win at Stuart, with IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing national, regional and E3 Spark Plugs State points awarded in all divisions. Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:45 p.m. with racing to follow. A fireworks display is planned for intermission. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $7 for kids and free for ages 10 and under. Pit passes are $30 for adults and $15 for kids. The [Read More]


Daniels takes IMCA Stock Car thriller at Stuart

By Josh Reynolds STUART, Iowa (June 19) – Josh Daniels was the winner of an IMCA Sunoco Stock Car thriller Wednes­day at Stuart Speedway. Jeremy Gettler led lap one with Chris Pruitt swinging past to take the top spot on lap two, just before the caution came out. When the cars roared back to life it was Pruitt leading Gettler and Todd VanEaton through lap five.  VanEaton moved to second on lap six, but at the halfway point Daniels snuck into the runner-up position. Lap 16 saw another yellow and this made for an exciting finish. Pruitt led lap 17 but as he pushed up a bit coming out of turn four, Daniels pounced and moved to the in­side. After some contact in turn one, Daniels got position out front with the top four under a blanket as they came down the backstretch on the last lap. Daniels took the hard-fought win with Pruitt second, Gettler by a bumper in third, Brandon Pruitt fourth and VanEaton fifth in an absolute barn burner. Josh Gilman dominated [Read More]


Thornton is dynamic in Dirt Duel win at Stuart

By Josh Reynolds STUART, Iowa (June 12) – Another big-money event ended with Ricky Thornton Jr. in victory lane, this time in an IMCA Sunoco Stock Car. The multi-division star raced from eighth starting to win the 50-lap headline event at Stuart Speedway’s Dynamic Drivelines Dirt Duel presented by Sniper Speed & Midstate Machine Wednesday night. The checkers were good for $3,000 and came ahead of Abe Huls and Johnny Spaw.  Huls had taken the early lead over Elijah Zevenbergen and Spaw before the yellow flew on lap three. Huls led the next circuit with Zevenbergen taking over on lap five.  Zevenbergen led one more lap until he went into a wild spin in turn two to bring out the second and what proved to be final yellow of the night. Once the green came out again it was Huls leading Thornton and Spaw. Thornton followed in Huls’ tire tracks until making his move on lap 18 and taking over the front spot. As the racing surface slicked off, cars moved to the bottom of [Read More]


IMCA Stock Car winner earns $2,500 at Stuart Speedway’s Dirt Duel

STUART, Iowa – The winner of Stuart Speedway’s Dynamic Drivelines Dirt Duel will go home with a $2,500 check. Qualifying starts on Tuesday, June 11 with a minimum of $300 paid to start the Wednesday, June 12 main event. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region and E3 Spark Plugs Iowa State points will be awarded. Presented by Sniper Speed and Midstate Machine, the Dirt Duel will be broadcast by IMCA.TV. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods also qualify Tuesday for Wednesday features while Mach-1 Sport Compacts race on opening night and IMCA Modifieds on night two. National, regional, state and track points will be awarded in each of those divisions. Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. both days. Racing will follow 7 p.m. hot laps.  Grandstand admission for adults is $12 on Tuesday and $15 for Wednesday, and $6 for students on Tuesday and $7 on Wednesday. Kids 10 and under get in free both days. Pit passes are $30.  [Read More]


Meinecke scores Modified win at Stuart

By Josh Reynolds STUART, Iowa (June 5) – Matthew Meinecke was the IMCA Modified winner on a warm Wednesday night at Stuart Speedway. Meinecke led Cory Sauerman and Josh Gilman when the first lap was scored; Gilman got to second on lap three with Clay Money giving chase. The top three stayed the same until Kyle Brown worked his way past Money on lap 18 for third. Gilman used the whole track to reel in the leader, but it was not to be as Meinecke went on to the win. Gilman finished second with Brown third.  Buck Schafroth was the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner, by a margin of less than a car length over Bran­don Pruitt. The race was for second as Garrett Nelson checked out early in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod contest.  Shannon Anderson worked his way through traffic en route to the lead and the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock checkers.