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  • World Nationals Hangover has $1,000 top prize for IMCA Modifieds 
    VINTON, Iowa – IMCA Modifieds are in the running for $1,000 to win at Benton County Speedway’s Sunday, April 2 World Nationals Hangover. The feature is a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot-qualifying event. IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods are also on the card. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded. Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and hot laps are at 5 p.m. with racing to follow. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and $5 for kids. Pit passes are $25. More information is available from Promoter Mick Trier at 515 201-5526 or Manager Mike Van Genderen at 641 521-0330.

  • Ken Schrader joins IMCA Modified field at Marshalltown’s World Nationals
    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (March 27) – Ken Schrader joins a top-flight field of IMCA Modifieds at Marshalltown Speedway this weekend for one of their highest paying events of the season, the $10,000 to win March 30-April 1 World Nationals. The 11th annual World Nationals is IMCA sanctioned and open to Modified competitors using claim or crate engine options. The minimum $500 to start feature is a qualifying event for the 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Along with Schrader, Modified pre-entries now include Tim Ward of Arizona, Travis Peery of California, Iowans Jimmy Gustin, Jesse Hoeft, Ronn Lauritzen, defending race winner Jacob Murray, Kelly Shryock and Todd Shute; Tyler Frye of Kansas; Billy Kendall of Minnesota; Jeremy Payne of Missouri; Jordan Grabouski and Johnny Saathoff of Nebraska; Wayne Johnson of North Dakota; and the Wisconsin contingent of Luke Lemmens, Mike Mashl, Jesse Glenz, Brian Mullens and Mike Mullens. Tow money for the Modifieds is $250. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods race for $1,000 to win while IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks race for $500 [Read More]

  • Tri-State reschedules Kegger, IMCA Modifieds chase $1,500 top check 
    POCOLA, Okla. (March 27) – IMCA Modifieds race for $1,500 to win this weekend, at Tri-State Speedway’s rescheduled Cecil Harlan Memorial Kegger. Practice is from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, March 30. Qualifying begins Friday, March 31 with last-chance races and the feature on Saturday, April 1. The 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier pays a minimum of $200 to start. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Jet Racing Central Region and Allstar State points, but no local track points, will be awarded. Menasco Racing Enterprises gives a $500 bonus to the driver making the long tow. Entry fee is $100. Pit gates open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. and racing follows 6:30 p.m. hot laps both days. Adult grandstand admission is $10 on Friday and $12 on Saturday; kids ages 6-12 get in for $5 each night. Pit passes are $30 on Friday and $35 on Saturday. Pit passes are $20 and grandstand admission is free for the Thursday practice. The Kegger was rescheduled from last weekend because of rain. [Read More]

  • IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car growth results in more awards from Smiley’s Racing Products
    MESQUITE, Texas – The continued growth of IMCA’s RaceSaver Sprint Car division is seen by more new awards given by Smiley’s Racing Products. The Mesquite, Texas, high-performance parts manu­facturer and distributor rewards each track and series champion in the division with a $50 gift card. New track and series sanctions for the class have been already been announced in Iowa, Louisiana, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Texas. Smiley’s also gives $50 gift cards to top 10 finishers in national point standings for the Sprint Cars, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts, and to top 10 drivers in the Razor Chassis South Central Region for IMCA Modifieds, the EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and the Big Daddy Race Cars Southern Region for IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Gift cards will be presented during the national awards banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office, and are redeemable through Smiley’s Mesquite location. The home of Hoosier Tire Southwest, Smiley’s Racing Products returns [Read More]

  • Koch utilizes high side to capture Sprint Series of Oklahoma Opener
    By David Smith Jr. ARDMORE, Okla. (March 25) – The Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Se­ries presented by Smiley’s Racing Products opened its 2017 race season Saturday night and when all said and done it was Chad Koch leading the final five laps to capture his first-ever victory with the series at Southern Oklahoma Speedway. This event was co-sanctioned with the Sprint Series of Texas IMCA Racesaver Sprint Series. The fourth starting Koch quickly moved into the runner-up position, utilizing the top of the oval while leader Jake Martens worked the bottom. The leader began approaching slower cars on lap 11. Martens built a full-stretch lead that was erased by the final caution of the night, on lap 13. Koch got a run around Martens to take the lead on the next circuit. From then on there was no stopping Koch as he led the rest of the way unchallenged to capture the victory aboard his home-built sprinter. “Man, what a night,” said an elated Koch. “We had ignition issues and didn’t [Read More]

  • West Liberty Raceway to hold pre-season open practice
    By Jerry Mackey WEST LIBERTY, Iowa – The West Liberty Raceway located on the Muscatine County Fairgrounds, will kick off the stock car racing season this Saturday, April 1 with an open practice session for all drivers planning on racing on Saturday nights at one of the longest running dirt tracks in the state of Iowa. The pit gates will open at 11 a.m. with practice slated to take the green flag at 1 p.m. Grandstand admission will be free although there will be a charge to get into the pits to cover insurance costs. All drivers will have plenty of opportunities to dial their new cars in for the opening event of the season which will be held Saturday, April 8 as the Deery Brothers Summer Series will come to town. For more information, please log on to www.farleyspeedwaypromotions.com.

  • Four Hall Of Fame inductees set for Luxemburg Speedway Aug. 18
    LUXEMBURG, Wis. – A trio of former Luxemburg Speedway promoters and a veteran driver still giving the youngsters a run for their money weekly will be inducted into Luxemburg Speedway’s Hall of Fame on Friday, Aug. 18. Tri Star Promotions members Kelly and Debbie Hafeman and Ralph Aschenbrenner along with Green Bay’s Jerry Muenster will be ushered into the track’s Hall of Fame. Tri Star Promotions promoted the weekly racing at Luxemburg Speedway for 13 seasons from 1989 through 2001. During their tenure the track boasted some of the highest weekly IMCA car counts nationwide. Kelly Hafeman himself is a former IMCA Modified champion. Muenster was the Luxemburg Speedway track champion in 1968. Despite being two full generations older than most of his on-track foes, the soon-to-be 76-year-old Muenster, the last holdover driver still competing from the track’s coupe days, still competes weekly at Luxemburg in an IMCA Modified. The stories of Tri Star Promotions, along with Jerry Muenster and his son Eddie’s racing careers will be featured in motorsports author Joe Verdegan’s third book “Life [Read More]

  • Holley Performance backs five divisions, Deery Series in 19th season as IMCA sponsor 
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Holley Performance, manufacturer of the official carburetor of IMCA, continues its association with the sanctioning body for a 19th sponsorship season in 2017. The Bowling Green, Ky., company has renewed a generous program of awards for IMCA Modified, IMCA Late Model and Deery Brothers Summer Series, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod competitors. “Holley Performance and MSD Performance are proud sponsors of IMCA. The history of these brands with IMCA, and the support we get from IMCA along with all of its competitors makes this a great relationship,” said Circle Track Sales Manager Graham Fordyce. “We strive to continually improve the products we offer to the circle track industry and to provide support to the competitors for their achievements.” Holley returns to the decal program for Stock Cars and drivers in that division are required to display two Holley decals to be eligible for national and regional point fund shares. Both the national Late Model rookie of the year and the Deery Series rookie of [Read More]

  • $10,000 is top IMCA Modified check at Marshalltown Speedway World Nationals 
    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – Marshalltown Speedway opens with one of the highest paying events of the season for IMCA Modifieds, the $10,000 to win March 30-April 1 World Nationals. The 11th annual World Nationals is IMCA sanctioned and open to Modified competitors using claim or crate engine options. The minimum $500 to start feature is a qualifying event for the 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods race for $1,000 to win while IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks race for $500 to win both Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1. Qualifying starts on Friday for the Modifieds. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and Allstar Performance State, but no local track points will be awarded. Modified entry for the weekend is $175 while Stock Cars and SportMods are $50 per day and Hobby Stocks $25 per day. Tow money for the Modifieds is $250. Pit gates will open at 4 p.m. each day, with an open practice from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Thursday preceding the Cookies BBQ Sauce Kickoff to the [Read More]

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