Monumental IMCA Rushmore State Wide Open Tour travels to Wagner, Park Jefferson, New Raceway Park

WAGNER, S.D. (May 6, 2022) – A monumental tour for five IMCA divisions is in the works at three South Dakota speedplants. Opening night Friday, May 13 for the Rushmore State Wide Open Tour is at Wagner Speedway with the Saturday, May 14 show at Park Jefferson Speedway and the Sunday, May 15 finale at The New Raceway Park.  Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars both race for $1,000 to win, Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks both for $400 to win and Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts for $200 to win each night. Modified feature winners become eligible to qualify for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational while Stock Car winners become eligible to qualify for the B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, KMJ Performance State and track points will be given each night; Modifieds earn national, Razor Chassis North Central Region and state points at Wagner.  All three programs are draw/redraw. Pit passes are $35 and entry fee each night [Read More]


Fetterman shines at Wagner

WAGNER, S.D. (July 23) – Week 10 of the Fort Randall Casino and Hotel Weekly Racing Series was a hot and muggy day but turned out to be a comfortable and entertaining evening this past Friday night, as Wagner Speedway celebrated Military personnel, First Responders and members of the medical field with free admission, courtesy of First Dakota National Bank and S & S Masonry, both of Wagner.  Tony Fetterman showed he was the fast mover in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.  Starting outside the fourth row, Fetterman worked his way up the ladder, finally passing Toby Ives late in the event to pick up his second victory of the season.  Ives would have to settle for second, with Jordan Vosika taking third. Fetterman picked up a $100 Hard Charger bonus for moving up seven spots from his eighth starting position. The Hard Charger bonus money was put up by Reese Powers Racing, in memory and honor of Zach Johnson of Avon, S.D., who tragically and unexpectedly passed away this past week. The Karl Kustoms Northern [Read More]


Magee breaks through, Schroeder wins fourth at Wagner

WAGNER, S.D. (June 25) – On an evening that had threats of rain, week eight of the Fort Randall Casino Weekly Racing Series at Wagner Speedway took the green flag Friday night with a mission:  Let’s get this show in! Mission accomplished. The IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main event led off the show and to say that Joel Magee has waited a long time for a win would be the understatement of the year. Magee has a home in Florida and commutes to and from the region multiple times during the summer by air to race at IMCA tracks in the area.   Magee was a five-time champion at Raceway Park at Jefferson, SD and a two-time champion at Park Jefferson International Speedway, also at Jefferson. Following his last win in 1999 at the now defunct Blackbird Bend Speedway outside of Onawa, Iowa, he retired. Recently, Raceway Park placed a replica of Magee’s no. 9 Hobby Stock on top of the entrance sign and a group of his friends, after seeing that car, talked Magee into racing [Read More]


Jackson outlasts field, Possenecker repeats, Jansen shines at Wagner

WAGNER, S.D. (June 18) – Week number seven of the Fort Randall Casino and Hotel Weekly Racing Series at Wagner Speedway saw plenty of action from start to finish, presented by Best Propane and Nedved Dirtworks of Wagner. The IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature became a test of endurance, with several cautions and mechanical issues. Once the dust settled, Dustin Jackson won the event from the 12th starting spot. Another competitor who put on a show was Jordan Vosika.  Starting 10th on the field, Vosika had worked his way to the top five when he was collected in a yellow flag stoppage and was sent to the tail of the field. From then on, he avoided further concerns and drove all the way back to take an impressive runner-up finish.  Mike Hanson started ninth and finished third, Tony Fetterman started 11th and came across in fourth with Tori Wendell starting 13th and rounding out the top five.  Round seven of the Schroeder vs Pfeifer duel in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods was just as entertaining as [Read More]


“Healthy” wins and repeated history Friday at Wagner

WAGNER, S.D. (June 4) – Race car drivers and crews sometimes fall into a stereotype, that they are mechanics or some other type of “blue collar” professions. But two of the winners Friday night at Wagner Speedway followed a different career path.  A big crown braved the elements on a hot and windy evening.  Following two weeks of action being limited on the track’s time limit, the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks went the distance with a masterful performance from a driver who has shown that patience and consistency can pay off.  Tony Fetterman, who has been in the top five a total of four times in five races, finally broke through for the win, coming from outside the fourth row. Once he got by leader Dennis Powers, it was smooth sailing from there. Following Fetterman and Powers across the line was the driver who had won the last two races, Jordan Vosika, with Kaylb Brunssen fourth and Matt Rezac picking up his first top five finish of the season.  When the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods took the green, [Read More]


Photo finish highlights action at Wagner Speedway

WAGNER, S.D. (May 28) – Memorial Day is for remembering our fellow countrymen and countrywomen for the sacrifices they made for our freedoms. It’s also a time to gather with family and friends to remember days gone by and a photo finish highlighted the pre-holiday evening’s activities Friday at Wagner Speedway  Once the green flag flew for the final time in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature, it would be a two-lap dash to the finish. Toby Ives led the first lap of the two and all but six inches of the final lap, being edged out by Jordan Vosika. According to the electronic timing and scoring, the margin of victory was .02 seconds. A dejected Ives settled for second, followed by Mike Hanson in third, Tony Fetterman fourth and Lowell Janssen rounding out the top five.  The Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods took to the track next and a driver who has had terrible luck to open the season looked strong early. Raymond Bigge showed the way, until finally succumbing to eventual winner Josh Pfeifer. The second-generation driver used [Read More]


Hometown hero thrills fans Friday at Wagner

WAGNER, S.D. (May 21) – The Fort Randall Casino Weekly Racing Series took the green flag at Wagner Speedway this past Friday night with no shortage of excitement, presented by Powers Port-A-Pot and Myers Sanitation. The IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks would be first and ended with Jordan Vosika holding off a hard charge from last week’s victor Kaylb Brunssen. Toby Ives settled for third while Craig Clift and Mike Hanson rounded out the top five. Once back to green in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods, Dudley Schroeder Jr. picked up win number two of the season, outlasting Rusty Montagne and Kevin McCarthy. Jerry Pfeifer and Brian Schutt completed the top five placers. For the second consecutive week, the winner of the Mach-1 Sport Compacts would come from the fifth starting spot and be named Trent Reed. Reed took the green from inside the third row and quickly marched forward. Taylor Brown and Conner Brown settled for second and third respectfully, with Auston Honeycutt and Richard Gray next. The IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature had fans on the edge of [Read More]


Brunssen blisters field, Taylor repeats Friday at Wagner

WAGNER, S.D. (May 14) – The Fort Randall Casino Weekly Racing Series made its second appearance at Wagner Speedway this past Friday night and the fans were treated to great dirt track racing on a beautiful evening. With 18 cars taking the green flag in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, it did not take long for Kalyb Brunssen to make his statement.  In just his second full year in a Hobby Stock, Brunssen started inside row four and sliced through the field from there, picking up the impressive victory. Following Brunssen were Joel McGee, Tony Fetterman, who started eighth, Stephanie Reynolds and Low­ell Janssen.   The Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods followed.  After a seemingly sure victory last week was snatched from him because of mechanical problems, Dudley Schroeder Jr. had luck on his side this week.  The defending champion of this class showcased his talent and horsepower to hold off hard charges from the rest of the field.  Following Schroeder were Rusty Montagne from seventh, last week’s winner Josh Pfeifer from eighth, Luke Jackson from ninth [Read More]


New era begins at 2021 opener in Wagner

WAGNER, S.D. (May 7) – The 2021 racing season is off and running at Wagner Speedway and the IMCA era has officially begun.    This past Friday, the local Fort Randall Casino Weekly Racing Series took the green flag on a cool and breezy evening with six classes of cars entertaining fans. The IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks took to the track first and it did not take long for Craig Clift to make his way to the front from his eighth starting spot. Once he got the point, it was smooth sailing from there as he held off Jordan Vosika for the win. Tony Fetterman settled for third, Kalyb Brunssen finished fourth and Tori Wendell rounded out the top five.  The Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods were next and bad luck for one driver turned into good luck for another.  Dudley Schroeder Jr. rocketed out to the lead early in the event and looked dominant and destined for his first victory of the season, but his car had other ideas. With a sizeable lead, Schroeder was shut down with mechanical [Read More]


Excitement, expectations high for season opener Friday at Wagner

WAGNER, S.D. – Following a successful car show and practice day this past Saturday, the 2021 racing season will officially get the green flag this Friday at Wagner Speedway.  The Fort Randall Casino Weekly Racing Series will hit the track with six classes of cars to open the campaign. They include the DK Flooring and Customs IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, the CHS Farmer’s Alliance Late Models, the Mark’s Machinery IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, the Ponca Valley Seeds IMCA Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods, the Roth Custom Farming IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and the Payer Livestock IMCA Mach-1 Sport Compacts. All classes will be under the watchful eye of one of the best safety teams in dirt track racing, with the Butte Implement Safety Team, consisting of MedStar Race Rescue, the Wagner Fire Department and Wagner Ambulance Service and the show will move along, thanks to the C & B Operations of Wagner pace vehicle. Plus, as a bonus, the DK Flooring and Customs IMCA RaceSaver Sprint cars will be racing for bonus money with the Turp’s Automotive Hard [Read More]