Ross scores Stock Car win at IMCA Missouri Nationals

By Rick Staley OSBORN, Mo. (Oct. 1, 2022) – Mich Ross showed his IMCA Sunoco Stock Car foes the way to victory lane on Saturday, night two of the Missouri Nationals at US 36 Raceway. The new B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational candidate started outside Randy Smith Jr. on the front row of a main event that promised excitement and fireworks from the drop of the green flag.  As the front two battled, second row starters Chad Clancy and Conner Masoner showed their hand to the leaders. Ross got out front with Clancy in pursuit and the two remained this way through much of the feature. Masoner and Smith faded slightly in the closing laps with JJ Baumli raging to the front. Baumli close in on Clancy and Ross but fell two places shy of taking the win away. Jay Russell and Jace Whitt also scored IMCA feature wins, in the RaceSaver Sprint Car and Friesen Performance Northern SportMod divisions, respectively. Curtis Evans appeared to have the car to beat until Russell found [Read More]


US 36 extends deadline for IMCA Missouri Nationals early entry

OSBORN, Mo. (Sept. 26, 2022) – Drivers will have until midnight tonight (Monday) to pre-enter for this weekend’s IMCA Missouri Nationals at US 36 Raceway.  IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod drivers can go to MyRacePass to pay that $40 fee. Entry for all three divisions is $50 after midnight or at the gate. RaceSaver Sprint Cars race for $2,000 to win and a minimum of $200 to start, Stock Cars for $2,000 to win, B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility and a minimum of $125 to start, and Northern SportMods for $1,500 to win and a minimum of $100 to start on Oct. 1 at Osborn. Payouts are based on full fields of 24 cars. Hobby Stocks can run with local pure stocks. Total payout for the fourth annual Missouri Nationals, to be broadcast by IMCA.TV, is $55,000. An open practice is on the Thursday night card. The pit gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7 p.m. and racing at [Read More]


Rookie rallies to US 36 Raceway checkers

By Rick Staley  OSBORN, Mo. (Aug. 26, 2022) – After a race that saw a little bit of everything, fans at US 36 Raceway saw rookie Greg Marrant in victory lane, celebrating his Friday night Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compact win.  The 4-cylinder feature saw speed, wheels flying off, smoke and action from green to checkers. Heat winner Jason Teel took the front and battled Brad Mick and Marrant as the three broke away from the field.  Teel continued to lead until his right front wheel came off on turn four, bringing his hopes of a win to an early end. Marrant and Mick made contact, bringing out the yellow and sending both drivers to the rear on the ensuing restart.  Payton Teel then took the lead only to see Marrant charge back by taking the lead and the win. Marrant celebrated in Nextran Victory Lane as Mick finished second and Teel third. The IMCA RaceSaver Sprints Cars did not see the caution as Kenny Potter took the lead and never looked back, claiming his first [Read More]


It’s a 10! Nichols tops Joe Crist Memorial at US 36

By Rick Staley OSBORN, Mo. (July 29, 2022) – Mike Nichols had to give a 10 to his 10th IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win of the season.  Nichols became the sixth different winner in as many years US 36 Raceway has hosted the Joe Crist Memorial, earning $2,262 for the Friday night victory at Osborn.  “They had 30 cars there and any time you’ve got that many Stock Cars together, you’re bound to see good racing,” Nichols said following career checkers number 593 in the division.  Derrick Agee, Danny Holt and Brandon Williams were among the first to fight it out for the lead with each taking a turn out front. Agee held off Holt, who then charged by on the outside. Defending race winner Travis Barker made his own move toward the point only to see Nichols come from the outside row five starting position to challenge. Brandon Williams was fast all feature and made his presence known as well as the race progressed as did Chad Clancy. In the end, however, Nichols took [Read More]


Joe Crist Memorial IMCA Stock Car special at US 36 this Friday

OSBORN, Mo. (July 25, 2022) – One of the biggest events in Show-Me State IMCA Sunoco Stock Car Racing comes to US 36 Raceway this Friday night, July 29 as the Joe Crist Memorial kicks off. The winner earns $2,262 and B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility. Starting the main event is good for a minimum of $140. Both the hard charger and hard luck drivers pocket $162 with $262 paid for the longest haul, $62 to each heat race winner and $62 to the driver drawing the no. 62 chip. Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and the gates open at 6 p.m. Hot laps are at 7:30 p.m. and racing is at 8 p.m. Last year’s winner, Travis Barker from Sioux City, Iowa, will attempt to defend his title from 2021 but a lot off stiff competition will stand in his way. There will be action like non other on the high banks as we honor one of the greats in Joe Crist as this race gets bigger and bigger, [Read More]


Bowers powers to Modified Madness checkers

By Rick Staley OSBORN, Mo. (May 27, 2022) – Steven Bowers Jr. took the final checkers of the evening in dominating fashion Friday at US 36 Raceway’s Modified Madness. Bowers, already Fast Shafts All Star Invitational qualifying eligible, swept the night as he dominated the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified main event, lapping all but the second-place contender on the way to the $1,100 win.  Jacob Hobscheidt kept close to Bowers to finish second with Josh Munsen third. Other IMCA winners during the evening at Osborn were Mike Nichols, Tim Eaton and Dillon Raffurty. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars never disappoint and this night would be no different as a blanket could cover the field of competitors doing battle.  Conner Masoner took the early lead with Randy Smith Jr. and Bubba Beam in pursuit. Nichols roared through the field and duked it out with Masoner before pulling away to career victory number 587 in the division. Smith challenged before settling for second with big mover Nate Barnes third.  Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods charged to the track [Read More]


Two defending IMCA national champs among US 36 winners

By Rick Staley OSBORN, Mo. (May 20, 2022) – A pair of defending IMCA national champions were Central Auto Racing Boosters Night winners Friday at US 36 Raceway. IMCA STARS Mod Lites kicked off the evening with side-by-side racing throughout the pack of contenders. Defending national champ Dillon Raffurty swept the night, winning both his heat race and the feature. It wasn’t easy in the feature as Raffurty worked from the back of the field to take the lead at the halfway point and never looked back. Jeff Raffurty led early and battled with Kyle Guy until Guy made his move to finish second in the closing laps, moving Jeff Raffurty to third.  The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars saw Jay Russell dominate, winning both his heat and the feature. Russell set the pace after battling early with Jacob Dye and Jack Potter until Dye took a tumble down the front straight, bringing his night to an end. Russell picked up the win with Potter second and Monty Ferriera third. Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods went [Read More]


CARB Night Friday at US 36 Raceway

By Rick Staley  OSBORN, Mo. (May 20, 2022) – Racing returns to US 36 Raceway Friday, May 20 with six IMCA divisions seeing action on the high banks.  Adding to the excitement it is CARB Night with all Central Auto Racing Booster members getting in free to the grandstands by presenting their CARB membership card at the grandstand gate.  Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA STARS Mod Lites, Friesen Performance IMCA Northern Sport Mods and Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts all vie for that checkered flag and first-place trophy.  Pit passes are $35. In addition to free grandstand admission for CARB members displaying membership cards, spectator admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older and active military and veterans, $5 for kids ages 7-12 $5 and kids ages six and under are free. Pit gates open at 5 p.m. The grandstand opens at 6 p.m., the drivers’ meeting is at 7 p.m., hot laps are at 7:15 p.m. with racing to follow.


US 36 Raceway practice moved to Sunday

OSBORN, Mo. (March 31, 2022) – The US 36 Raceway practice scheduled for Saturday, April 2 has been moved to Sunday, April 3 from 1-5 p.m.  Better weather is in the forecast for Sunday, said track officials, and the extra day will also allow more time for track prep.


US 36 Raceway opens for practice this Sunday

OSBORN, Mo. (March 22, 2022) –  The roar of the engines can be heard this Sunday, March 27 at US 36 Raceway as the Missouri speedplant kicks off 2022 with the first of two open practice days.  Pit passes are $25 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under; grandstand admission is free.  The second of two practice days will be April 2, also from 1-5 p.m. with pit admission the same as for the first practice session.