Raffurty wraps up 30-win season with checkers at father’s IMCA STARS Mod Lite memorial race

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (Sept. 24, 2022) – Dillon Raffurty’s 30th win of the 2022 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing season will be the one he’ll treasure most.  Raffurty put the wraps on the IMCA STARS Mod Lite campaign with the $2,064 checkers at Valley Speedway’s inaugural David Raffurty Memorial, held in honor of Raffurty’s late father and fellow driver, who died in January.  “This is the one I wanted to win most of all,” he said. “All kinds of friends and family were there and it was a great show. Winning Super Nationals and the race of champions again was amazing but this win was closer to home.”  The checkers were his 16th straight since July 9 and 17th in as many Grain Valley starts this season.  After his uncle Rick piloted his father’s racer as the pace car, Raffurty started the 20-lapper from seventh.  Following multiple cautions in the early going, he was in the lead by lap five and then had his hands full with challenger Brandon Freeburg, running side-by-side with the Illinois challenger after midway.  [Read More]


Rules, opportunities sell Valley Speedway on IMCA Northern SportMods, STARS Mod Lites

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – Time-proven rules and new opportunities for drivers at Valley Speedway sold promoter Dennis Shrout on sanctioning IMCA Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod and IMCA STARS Mod Lite divisions this season. Both classes will join Saturday night race programs at his Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo., some 10 miles east of Kansas City on Interstate 70. Shrout plans to work closely with Jon Boller, promoter at US 36 Raceway and Bethany Speedway, in building the IMCA following in the northwest corner of the Show Me State. Valley Speedway becomes the first Missouri track to sanction STARS Mod Lites. “We have a class similar to the SportMods and ran the Mod Lites for four or five years and helped build that class,” said Shrout. “We really like the rules. I’ve seen how Jon’s classes at Osborn have grown with the sanction. If everybody went IMCA, it would be good for all of us.” “IMCA locks down the rules. They don’t let drivers spend themselves into oblivion. Nobody around here is building ‘B’ mods [Read More]