By Ryan Clark INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (June 28) – The skies opened at the end of heat race qualifying as heavy rain cut short the mid-season championship program Saturday night at Independence Motor Speedway. With qualifying completed, the program was declared a complete show. Make-up features for the five divisions will be added to the schedule offering race fans double features during the next two weekly racing programs. Next Saturday, July 5, double features will be run in the Performance Bodies IMCA Modified and IMCA Sunoco Stock Car divisions. The make-up features for the IMCA Late Models, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods will be held Saturday, July 12. Only drivers who were signed in to compete June 28 will be allowed to take part in the make-up features. Buy-ins will not be permitted.Since qualifying for the June 28 program was completed, rain checks will not be honored. Grandstand admission for weekly racing is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. Kids ages 11 and under are admitted free if accompanying a paid adult. Pit passes are $25. Start times also will remain the same for the double feature nights. Gates open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 6 and racing to follow.The next event at the speedway is this Tuesday, July 1 when the Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models makes its annual stop. IMCA sanctioned Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods will join the Late Models and compete for increased prize money. Track points will not be awarded.July 1 grandstand admission is $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. Kids 11 and under are free if attending with a paid adult. Pit passes are $30. Gates will open at 5 p.m. Tuesday, with hot laps scheduled for 6:45 and racing to follow.For the latest speedway news, visit the on-line home of Fast Family Fun at www.independencemotorspeedway.com.
Month: September 2020
AUBURN, Mich. (June 19) – Heath Grizzle put the sizzle into Tri-City Motor Speedway’s Greased Pig 5.0 special.The Michigan native and Arkansas transplant regained the lead from Myron DeYoung in topping the $1,055 to win Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds.DeYoung, still in pursuit of his 100th career win in the sanctioned division, was close behind in second. Joe Fowler, Gary VanderMark and Ken Zeigler completed the top five.Grizzle drew the pole start and led the first seven circuits before DeYoung used the lower line to get past.Two laps later, Grizzle found an opening and took the lead right back. DeYoung and A.J. Ward were close behind for much of the 37-lapper.Grizzle had a DNQ and a third to show for his two previous outings at Tri-City this season. He was headed home to Arkansas but planned a return trip to Michigan for Crystal Motor Speedway’s Great Lakes Nationals in September.The fifth annual Greased Pig had been rescheduled from June 12 because of inclement weather.Feature results – 1. Heath Grizzle; 2. Myron DeYoung; 3. Joe Fowler; 4. Gary VanderMark; 5. Ken Zeigler; 6. Rusty Zeigler; 7. Scott Dann; 8. Don Sautter; 9. Mitchell Hunt; 10. A.J. Ward; 11. Kody Johnson; 12. Brenten DeYoung; 13. Chad Wernette; 14. Chaz Pray; 15. Chris Cohoon; 16. Toby Steele; 17. Gavin Hunyady; 18. Tanner Pray; 19. Matt Szecsodi; 20. Frank Evans III; 21. Craig Vance.
WICHITA, Kan. – IMCA Modified drivers following the BST Tour enjoy title sponsorship and financial support from Precise Racing Products for a third consecutive season.The Wichita, Kan., high performance parts supplier and Hoosier race tire distributor again provides a portion of the $2,000 point fund for the eight-race series in Colorado.“Backing by Precise Racing Products has been integral to the success of this tour,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Their motto is We Sell Speed and they’ve helped innumerable drivers get faster with point fund money and gift card awards.”Precise also gives $50 gift cards to top 10 drivers in final point standings for the Jet Racing Central Region for Modifieds, the EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region for Stock Cars, the Big Daddy Race Cars Northern Region for Hobby Stocks, and in national standings for Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods.BST point fund checks will be presented during the national awards banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week. All series drivers must display two Precise Racing Products decals on their race car to be eligible for point fund shares.The champion receives bonus points applicable toward national and regional standings.Jeff Hunter won the last two BST events after Ryan Gaylord topped the opening night show.Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace are scheduled to join tour regulars for events Aug. 28 at Colorado Motorsports Park, Aug. 29 at El Paso County Raceway and Aug. 30 at Phillips County Raceway.Wrapping up the tour are dates Sept. 6 at I-76 Speedway and Sept. 18 at CMP.More information about Precise products is available by calling 800 651-5164 and at the www.preciseracing.com website.
BOONE, Iowa – Drivers competing in the Sept. 7-12 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s will take home more than $6,000 in lap money and cash bonuses.The first bonus of the week will be the $250 paid on Labor Day Monday, Sept. 7 to a qualifier for that evening’s Deery Brothers Summer Series Late Model feature who is participating with Sunoco Race Fuel.Both Modified qualifying feature winners each night Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Sept. 9, 10 and 11 get $100 bonuses from Derr Farms.Gray Machine & Welding of Rock Island, Ill., pays $25 to the frontrunner for each of 30 laps of the Fast Shafts All-Star Modified Invitational Friday evening. The winner also receives an E-Z Bend tubing bender.Four race of champions events are on the Saturday, Sept. 12 card.One hundred dollars is at stake each time one of the 12 laps are scored in the Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions for Modifieds.From start to finish, the companies paying lap money to the leader are Motorsports Warehouse, Intensitee, Cookie’s Sauce & Seasoning, Walmart, Fareway, Diamond Oil, Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa, Ames Ford Lincoln, Saints Avenue Café, Baymont Inn & Suites, Dirt Modified Magazine and Derr Farms.Leading the Sunoco Race Fuels Race of Champions for Stock Cars will pay $75 for each of 10 circuits, courtesy of Todd’s Taxi, Intensitee, Cookie’s Sauce & Seasoning, Walmart, Fareway, Diamond Oil, Ames Ford Lincoln, Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa, Wheelock’s Service and Motorsports Warehouse.Friesen Chevrolet and Big Daddy Race Cars pay $50 to the leaders on each of the 10 circuits in BSB Manufacturing Northern SportMod Race of Champions and the Stephenville Starter Hobby Stock Race of Champions, respectively.A $250 bonus will be awarded to the Northern SportMod main event champion if they are participating with EQ heads. The same bonus will apply to the winner of Saturday’s Hobby Stock main event.The Joie of Seating awards $250 cash to the champions in all divisions participating with a LaJoie-built full containment seat; $100 cash bonuses will be presented to any qualifying feature winner in the same seat.Karl Chevrolet bonuses of $250, $150 and $100 go to the top three Modified, Northern SportMod and Hobby Stock finishers with crate engines.Bushore Transmissions gives $100 bonuses to the highest finishing Modified, Stock Car, Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod customers in their respective main events.A $500 WWMT cash bonus will be paid to the highest finishing driver in the Modified main event competing with a claim motor.The latest addition to the slate of Super Nationals bonuses comes from Bilstein, which gives $3,500 to the Modified champion if they win with four Bilstein XVS shocks. Another $1,500 goes to the same driver who can sweep their heat, qualifying feature and main event on that same make of shock.
BOONE, Iowa – A long-time supporter continues its financial support of a premier event for Modifieds during the 33rd annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.Harris Auto Racing provides a portion of the purse for the Race of Champions, to be held Saturday, Sept. 12 at Boone Speedway.Now owned by Modified driver Kyle Brown, the Boone chassis manufacturer and high performance parts retailer is in its 20th season as a marketing partner with IMCA and has been title sponsor of the Race of Champions since 2007.Qualifying for the 12-car, 12-lap $1,000 to win race is open to top drivers in local track standings competing at Super Nationals, former national, regional and Super Nationals champions, and to previous race winners.Keith White of Little River Academy, Texas, is the defending race winner. Qualifying for the 27th annual ROC is Thursday, Sept. 10.“The support Harris has shown for this event remains a key part of their partnership with IMCA and something Kyle and I discussed last winter through the change in ownership,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “We’re proud to continue the strong tradition of this event with Harris Auto Racing as the title sponsor and look forward to another fantastic event in September.”
By Ben DeatherageCOTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – After a disappointing cancellation due to rain, last weekend, Cottage Grove Speedway returns to racing on Saturday, July 16. It will be BMD Night, with the local Bohemia Mining Days festivities taking place the same weekend, as well as Ladies Night.The special promotion for Ladies Night is that all ladies ages 18 and older, get into the races for free. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods are on the evening’s program.Pit gates open at 2 p.m. and the front gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at approximately 6:30 p.m.
TEMPLE, Texas – Centex Motorsports will make the tow north pay off for the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod driver making history at Boone Speedway in September.The winner of the first-ever main event for the division, on Monday, Sept. 5, opening night of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s, earns a standard weekly race engine courtesy of the Temple, Texas, engine builder.“As soon as I saw that Southern SportMods would be running a one-day program at Boone, I wanted to throw my name in the hat,” Centex owner Carroll Estes said. “We build a lot of engines for drivers all over Texas, as well as New Mexico, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Hopefully one of our customers will bring the engine back home.”“I think people will be pleasantly surprised with how many Southern SportMods are at Super Nationals,” he added, noting that veteran Sid Kiphen would compete at Boone with an engine provided by Centex.A contingency award sponsor for area tracks, including Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Centex Motorsports also pays the Southern SportMod champion $25 per lap lead, which could be worth as much as $750.Centex Motorsports has been in business in Temple for nearly a decade with a complete machine shop as well as engine dyno.More information about Centex-built engines is available by calling Terry Butler at 254 742-2700.“The addition of the Centex awards could boost the Southern SportMod champion’s winnings to close to $10,000 in cash and prizes,” pointed out IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “And in 2016 we’re not auctioning off the winner’s engine in order to take this engine home, so the Super Nationals champion will go home with two engines this year.”
By David Smith Jr.MEEKER, Okla. (Aug. 27) – Point leader Andy Shouse started on the pole and held off a last lap challenge by Jake Martens to win his first Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Car feature of the season Saturday at Brill Motor Speedway’s inaugural Pat Suchy Memorial.Shouse began to enter lapped traffic entering turns three and four on the final circuit as Martens dove low entering the same turns and tried to slide in front of Shouse. The current national point leader held on, however, to take his first series feature victory of the season by just one car length.Chad Koch held on for third while Blake Dacus and Joe Wood Jr. rounded out the top five.Shouse and Dacus started on the front row for the 25-lap feature with Shouse taking the lead as the green flag fell. By lap five, Shouse had opened a 10-car length advantage over Dacus and approached slower cars on lap nine. Shouse, working the bottom of the track, stretched his advantage to a half stretch lead at midway.Lap 17 saw the night’s final caution flag fall and set up an eight lap dash to the checkered flag.The Sprint Series of Oklahoma will be back in action in three weeks for a doubleheader weekend. It all starts on Friday night, September 16, at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore before heading to Longdale Speedway in Longdale, Okla., where they will join forces with the Kansas-based United Rebel Sprint Series.Feature results – 1. Andy Shouse; 2. Jake Martens; 3. Chad Koch; 4. Blake Dacus; 5. Joe Wood Jr.; 6. Shayla Waddell; 7. Cody Whitworth; 8. Lloyd Clevenger; 9. Brandon Long; 10. Sheldon Barksdale; 11. Brandon Jennings; 12. Chris Kelly; 13. Alison Slaton; 14. James Fabian; 15. Tanner Conn; 16. Jerry Jumper; 17. Mike Scott; 18. Chuck Bellefeuille; 19. Justin Fisk; 20. Joseph Miller; 21. Sterling Huff.
PLATTE CENTER, Neb. – Building on another stellar season, Razor Chassis continues its title sponsorship of IMCA’s South Central Region for Modifieds for a fourth consecutive year in 2017.The Platte Center, Neb., chassis builder again provides a portion of the $6,000 point fund to be paid to top 10 drivers in the region, which includes tracks in Texas and southern New Mexico.Razor drivers Chris Abelson and Cory Sample both won regional crowns last season, while Ricky Stephan was the only driver in the division to earn four track championships.National runner-up in IMCA’s 2016 Manufacturers’ Cup contest, Razor has also won or shared top North Central Region cup honors each of the last four years.The Razor Chassis South Central Region champion earns $2,500. The runner-up gets $1,250 with $625 for third, $325 for fourth, $300 for fifth and $200 for sixth through 10th.All drivers in the region must display two Razor decals on their race car to be eligible for point fund shares.More information about Razor-built chassis is available by calling 402 246-2021, at the www.rothrace.com website and on Facebook.“Regional IMCA Modified championships are difficult to attain, and the fact that Razor drivers won two of the five last year is impressive,” commented IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “They’ve had a great run the past several season and I anticipate Razor drivers will be challenging for championships again in 2017.”
FORT DODGE, Iowa – IMCA Modifieds race for $1,000 to win and more than $9,000 has been added to the purse for Sunday’s Attig & Hobbs Weather Page Chase Race at Sports Park Raceway.The May 27 Modified main is a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot-qualifying event and pays a minimum of $80 to start. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $700 to win, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods for $600 to win, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $500 to win and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $300 to win.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and Iowa State points, but no track points will be awarded. There is no entry fee.Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the drivers’ meeting is at 5:40 p.m. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. with racing to follow. Pit passes are $25 for ages 15 and up, $15 for ages 14 and under.Spectator admission is $10 for adults, $8 for military with ID and seniors ages 60 and up, $4 for ages 7-13 and free for six and under.Presenting sponsor for Sunday is Mad Rabbit Dezign. More information is available by calling Jason Vansickel at 515 835-9686.