Rain forces cancellation of Friday racing at U.S. 36

OSBORN, Mo. – Due to steady rain over the last two days and with more forecasted to come, US 36 Raceway officials have made the decision cancel racing action for Friday, July 31. Up next at US 36 Raceway is another edition of the Weekly Racing Series on Friday, August 7, featuring the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods.  As part of the night, six IMCA Stock Car drivers will compete in the Shocker Chassis Six Pack Shootout at the end of the night in a bracket style special event. Voting for the Shootout will begin Sunday at 3 p.m., with a link on the US 36 Facebook page. 


Starmer storms to Crist Memorial checkers

By Jacob Blair  OSBORN, Mo. (July 24) – The fourth annual Joe Crist Memorial boasted the toughest field of IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars U.S. 36 Raceway has seen this season, and Steve Starmer proved to be the fastest of them Friday night.  Twenty-nine cars checked in to battle for the $1,562 to win race. With 26 laps on the board, Joe Crist’s number 62 reversed, the field rolled into turn one with pole-sitter Starmer in the lead. With constant two and three-wide racing behind him, Starmer immediately found the high line to be the fast way around. Chad Clancy quickly moved into the second position and began to look for a way around Starmer. Behind Clancy, Doug Keller and J.J. Baumli began their moves through the field as well. However, for the entire second half of the event, the battle raged between Starmer and Clancy. As laps wound down, Clancy made several attempts on the low side to get to the inside of Starmer, but never could find enough speed. Leading all 26 laps, Starmer [Read More]


U.S. 36 hosts fourth annual Crist Memorial for IMCA Stock Cars

OSBORN, Mo. – U.S. 36 Raceway hosts the Joe Crist Memorial Stock Car Shootout on Friday, July 24, with $1,562 going to the winner of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car special. The feature pays a minimum of $125 to start. Crist drove the number 62 Stock Car and $162 will go to the driver making the longest haul to Osborn and $62 paid to each heat winner and the hard charger in the feature. Another $62 goes to the driver drawing the 62 pill.  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region, Missouri State and track points will be awarded at the draw/redraw show. There is no entry fee and pit passes are $35. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and free for kids ages 12 and under. IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods are also on the program that evening.  Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 6 p.m. Hot laps are at 7:30 p.m. with racing to follow.


Third win for Bowers at U.S. 36

By Jacob Blair  OSBORN, Mo. – Steven Bowers Jr. motored to his third IMCA Modified win of the season at U.S. 36 Race­way Friday night.  Shayne Bailey jumped to the early lead and would pace the field. Before the first caution of the race on lap seven, Bailey had stretched the gap out comfortably, while Bowers and Chad Andersen started their journey through the field.  By halfway, both Bowers and Andersen had worked their way into the top five. While Andersen momen­tarily stalled out in the fifth position, Bowers charged up to second and began working different lines trying to find a way around Bailey. As Bowers made his move with five laps to go, the second and final caution of the race flew, keeping Bailey at the point. On the restart, Bailey earned some breathing room and looked well on his way to Westfall GMC Victory Lane. With two to go, though, Bowers found a little more speed on the cushion and worked around Bailey to pick up his third win of the year [Read More]


Masoner scores first IMCA Stock Car win

By Jacob Blair OSBORN, Mo. (July 10) – A strong field of race cars checked in to race at U.S. 36 Raceway on July 10. A mix of new and return winners in 2020 made for an entertaining night. With a dominating performance, Carson Masoner picked up his first career win in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature. One week after letting one slip away late, Masoner drove away from the field to pick up the win and celebrate in victory lane. Brad Derry moved up to finish second after starting 10th.  The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars saw a new face in victory lane as Kenny Potter earned his first win of the season. Early on, Potter and Tyler Drueke battled for the lead before Drueke broke and went pitside. Chris Couch finished second with Austin Couch in third. In the IMCA Modifieds, Chad Clancy got out front on lap one and cruised to his second trip to Westfall GMC Victory Lane in 2020. Steven Bowers Jr. charged up to a second place finish, his [Read More]


Weekly racing continues Friday at U.S. 36

OSBORN, Mo. – The weekly racing championship chase continues this Friday, July 10 at U.S. 36 Raceway. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods all on the race night program. For this Friday, U.S. 36 Raceway has improved the payout for the Sprint Cars. The winner earns $600, second $500 and third $400, down to a minimum of $150 to start.  Pit gates open at 4 p.m. The grandstands open at 6 p.m. with hot laps at 7:30 p.m. and racing at 8 p.m. Tickets for the event are $15 for general admission, $12 for senior and military and children 12 and younger are free. On Friday, July 24, Osborn hosts the fourth annual Joe Crist Memorial Stock Car Shootout. The IMCA Stock Cars are racing for $1,262 to win and $125 to start. Other bonuses up for grabs are $62 for a heat race win, $162 for the longest haul, $62 for drawing the 62 chip and a $62 hard luck award.


Bowers sweeps weekend at U.S. 36

By Jacob Blair  OSBORN, Mo. (July 4) – For the second straight night of racing at U.S. 36 Raceway, the IMCA Modifieds saw Steven Bowers Jr. visit Westfall GMC Victory Lane. Bowers used a front-row starting position to lead every lap of the feature in route to the dominating win. Chad Clancy started in the ninth position and patiently worked his way to second. The lone caution of the race allowed Clancy a chance at Bowers, but Bowers kept a comfortable margin after the restart. Josh Munsen completed the podium with a third place run.  Bowers, already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, earned $1,000 for his Saturday efforts. Carson Masoner paced the first half of the race in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. Masoner comfortably led the first half of the race, while J.J. Baumli began his charge from the ninth place starting position. Baumli and Connor Masoner battled for second at the halfway mark of the race, when the caution flew. On the restart, Carson Masoner continued out front, while Baumli cleared [Read More]


Danley dominates Bud Shootout IMCA RaceSaver Sprints

By Jacob Blair OSBORN, Mo. (July 3) – It took three tries, but the Bud Shootout at US 36 Raceway proved worth the wait. The Sprint Series of Nebraska portion of the Bud Shootout witnessed a dominating performance from second place starter Joey Danley. Danley led the entire 25-lap feature in comfortable fashion on his way to the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car win.  Tyler Drueke moved up from fifth to finish second, while Stuart Snyder drove up from ninth to finish third. The hard charger of the race was Monty Ferriera, as he finished fourth after starting 15th. Kenny Potter completed the top five. The IMCA Modified feature became a tale of two halves of the race. Half number one went to Brandon Williams as he looked to have the car to beat. While leading comfortably, however, a lapped car made contact with Williams, forcing him pitside and ending his night. Steven Bowers Jr. inherited the lead, after moving up from an eighth place starting position and dominated the remaining half of the feature.  The [Read More]


Two nights of racing this weekend at U.S. 36 Raceway

OSBORN, Mo. – Two big nights of racing are set for this weekend at U.S. 36 Raceway. This Friday, July 3, is the Budweiser Shootout. After two postponements, U.S. 36 has remained persistent in completing the Bud Shootout. The Sprint Series of Nebraska is once again prepared to make its first appearance of the season at U.S. 36 that evening. As part of the event, heat race bonuses are on the line for the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars. Winners will receive a $75 bonus. Second in the heats earn a $50 bonus with third picking up a $25 bonus. To complete the show, the IMCA Modifieds and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods will also battle it out on the high banks. The pits gates open at 4 p.m. The grandstands open at 6 p.m. with hot laps at 7:30 p.m. and racing at 8 p.m.  Tickets for the Bud Shootout are $20 for general admission, $18 for seniors and military and children 12 and younger are free. Pit passes are $35. Online tickets for the Bud [Read More]


Baumli up to challenge at Doyle Lance Remembrance Race

By Jacob Blair  OSBORN, Mo. (June 26) – When the big money is on the line, it is historically J.J. Baumli al­ways challenging to run away with the winner’s check. However, for the Doyle Lance Remem­brance Race for the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, it looked as though Mich Ross and Connor Ma­soner would be the one’s battling for the trophy.  Ross led more than half of the 20-lap feature, with Masoner in his tire tracks. With a few laps to go, Masoner got a run on Ross and the two made contact. Both drivers left the track with flat tires and Baumli inherited the lead and the eventual win. Chad Clancy, making his first appearance in a Stock Car this season, finished in the second posi­tion. Tim Eaton, also making his first Stock Car appearance of 2020, finished third with Thomas Roberts fourth and Brad Derry in fifth. The IMCA Modifieds put on the race of the night as it came down to a photo finish to determine the winner. Chad Clancy drove to the [Read More]