HUFFMAN, Texas (Jan. 19, 2024) – The idea of a traveling series deep in the Lone Star State becomes a reality this year, with the inaugural South Texas IMCA Modified Series. Twenty-one race dates, 18 of them during the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season, have been announced for Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, I-37 Speedway in Pleasanton, South Texas Race Ranch in Corpus Christi and Texana Raceway Park in Edna. “What we want to accomplish with this series is develop an average car count of 15 to 20 cars a night along with a good fan following,” explained Jacob Hortch, a Modified driver who helped put the pieces in place for the first annual tour. “It’s cool to have the tracks working together and focusing on building Modified racing.” “Everyone is excited for the possibilities that this series can bring and we hope to put on some awesome shows for the fans” IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing national, GRT Race Cars South Central Region and IMCA state points will be [Read More]
EDNA, Texas – IMCA STARS Mod Lites can look forward to a warm welcome from fans at Texana Raceway Park. The division makes its debut on the 5/16-mile dirt oval at Edna and runs along with IMCA Modifieds on every weekly program beginning with opening night March 6. The IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing season championship night is scheduled for Sept. 25. “We had a local mod lite class with rules that were similar to STARS the last three or four years. We like the competition and entertainment value. These cars are extremely fast on this track and the car count is very good,” Promoter Owen Pittman said. “We jumped on sanctioning the division as soon as we saw the announcement by IMCA.” “I’m an IMCA fan. They have consistent rules and a consistent way of business,” he added. “You need that consistency to grow and not become stagnant, and I believe our Mod Lite class is going to continue to grow even more.” Their distinct appearance is part of the division’s appeal. “Mod Lites [Read More]
By JM Hallas PLEASANTON, Texas (April 27) – Borrowed car ? No problem. If you put young gun Cody Leonard in anything, he’ll make it go fast. Last weekend Leonard broke a motor during hot laps at a race at Texana Raceway. Marcus Berndt stepped up and let Leonard jump in his car for the feature, which he won. On Saturday at Pleasanton, Leonard, who started ninth, took the lead from Bill Pittaway after halfway then motored on to the win. “We blew my car up last week at Texana and Marcus came through and asked me to drive his car,” explained Leonard. “I’m real grateful for that. We won last weekend in it and he asked me to drive it again this weekend. We’re two for two now.” Pittaway was the runner-up and third was Dillon Tindall.
EDNA, Texas (Feb. 26) – Interest generated by a Modified race held at Edna last fall led to the IMCA division being sanctioned there this season. IMCA Modifieds join Saturday programs at Texana Raceway Park beginning with opening night on March 30. Another 13 events are scheduled at the 5/16-mile clay oval through season championship night on Sept. 28. “There was a lot of interest. We polled the drivers and it was unanimous that they wanted to go with IMCA,” said promoter Rachel Densman, who purchased the track two years ago with her husband Kenny, a former Modified driver. “IMCA is a well-known organization. We like the rules and we like that our drivers will be eligible for point funds.” Located approximately 100 miles southwest of Houston, Texana Raceway Park will field a strong group of local Modified drivers while getting cars from the San Antonio, Corpus Christi and Houston areas. Texana, which was sanctioned in 2005 and 2006, will be part of IMCA’s Razor Chassis South Central Region for Modifieds and will also host [Read More]