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IOWA

Lee County Speedway Revises This Weekends “3rd Annual Spring Extravaganza” Once Again

  by Brian Neal Donnellson, IA (Thursday, March 26, 2015) – Mother nature strikes again today. As the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa is forced to adjust the schedule once again for this weekend’s “3rd Annual Spring Extravaganza”presented by Midwest Performance & Power of Keokuk, Iowa. It will now be a one day show […]

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Ken Schrader joins IMCA Modifieds at Marshalltown’s April 3 Frostbuster

  MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (March 25) – Ken Schrader joins the IMCA Modified field for the Friday, April 3 Frostbuster special at Marshalltown Speedway. The popular NASCAR driver, along with top IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified regulars from across the Midwest, chase a top prize of $1,000. The feature is a qualifying event for the Fast […]

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Knoxville Raceway Launches Fantasy Dirt Track Sprint Car Racing

Knoxville, Iowa – (March 25, 2015) - Knoxville Raceway has announced the debut of its fantasy racing series, which will run in tandem with the Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series. The fantasy series will encompass all 18 races in the Championship Cup series, and includes the 410, 360, and 305 classes. Each week, fantasy racing […]

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April 4 opener takes Deery Series to Crawford County Speedway

April 4 opener takes Deery Series to Crawford County Speedway

  DENISON, Iowa (March 25) – More than two decades after its only previous visit, the Deery Brothers Sum­mer Series returns to Crawford County Speedway on Saturday, April 4. Opening night for the IMCA Late Model tour brings the series back to Denison for the first time since July 28 of 1994. Gary Webb of […]

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“SPRINT CAR 101” EVENTS GROW AS MORNING TV SHOW FEATURES THRILL SHOWS AND “HELL DRIVERS: AMERICA’S ORIGINAL CRASH TEST DUMMIES” DOCUMENTARY TO BE SHOWN AT 6 P.M.

“SPRINT CAR 101” EVENTS GROW AS MORNING TV SHOW FEATURES THRILL SHOWS AND “HELL DRIVERS: AMERICA’S ORIGINAL CRASH TEST DUMMIES” DOCUMENTARY TO BE SHOWN AT 6 P.M. KNOXVILLE, IOWA (March 18, 2015) – Events surrounding Thursday night’s “Sprint Car 101: Sprint Cars, County Fairs & Auto Thrill Shows” forum at the National Sprint Car Museum […]

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34 Raceway Car Show and Kick Off Party Saturday, March 21

34 Raceway Car Show and Kick Off Party Saturday, March 21

BURLINGTON, IA (March 16, 2015) –  The 2015 season has arrived for 34 Raceway! SATURDAY, MARCH 21st their Annual 34 Raceway Car Show being held at Heartland Harley Davidson in Burlington from 11am to 2pm. (Drivers bring your cars and set up at 10:30am) A FREE lunch will be served. Come on out and meet […]

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ILLINOIS

Jake Griffin Set for Martinsville NCWTS Debut this Saturday

Jake Griffin Set for Martinsville NCWTS Debut this Saturday

Quincy, Illinois (March 25, 2015) – 16-year-old Jake Griffin is eagerly preparing to pilot the MB Motorsports #63 Chevrolet Silverado entry in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) event at Martinsville Speedway (Martinsville, Virginia) this Saturday, March 28th. The Kroger 250 will mark Griffin’s first start in NCWTS competition, and it will be coming […]

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La Salle revamps Thaw Brawl weekend

La Salle revamps Thaw Brawl weekend

LaSalle, ILL (March 13, 2015) – The fourth annual Thaw Brawl weekend scheduled for April 3-4 at La Salle (Ill.) Speedway will now feature two complete racing programs sanctioned by the Sunoco American Late Model Series and UMP DIRTcar, track promoter Tony Izzo Jr. announced Wednesday. Originally planned as a two-day program topped by a […]

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The annual car show will return to the Quincy Mall on Saturday March 14

The annual car show will return to the Quincy Mall on Saturday March 14

QUINCY, ILL (March 6, 2015) – It’s official. The annual car show will return to the Quincy Mall on Saturday March 14. We are changing it to a single day event this year and are working on several things in conjunction with the mall to make it a really special day for everyone. We will […]

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Farmer City Raceway’s Mega-Event Will Feature Two Complete World of Outlaws Late Model Series Programs March 27-28

  FARMER CITY, Ill. – Jan. 19, 2015 – The Illini 100 will be bigger than ever in 2015 with a new title sponsor and a new format. Officials with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and Farmer City Raceway on Monday announced an agreement with Douglas Dodge Ram Trucks in Clinton, Ill., to […]

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Jake Griffin Announces First Career NCWTS Start

  Quincy, Illinois (Jan. 13, 2015) – 16-year-old Jake Griffin is excited to announce that he has inked a deal with MB Motorsports to pilot their #63 Chevrolet Silverado entry in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) event at Martinsville Speedway (Martinsville, Virginia) on Saturday, March 28th. The Kroger 250 will mark Griffin’s first […]

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Short-track superstar Bryan Clauson enters POWRi Midgets Battle at the Center

DU QUOIN, Ill. (Dec. 3, 2014)—Short-track superstar Bryan Clauson will race in the 5th annual Great Clips Battle at the Center presented by K & N Filters on Dec. 20, a POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series non-points event which features at all-star field on the Mini-Magic Mile at the Southern Illinois Center on the […]

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MISSOURI

23rd Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 less than 60 days away!

WHEATLAND, MO (March 26th, 2015) – The richest and largest Dirt Late Model event in the State of Missouri, the 23rd Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 Presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com is now less than 60 days away! The 23rd edition of the event held annually on Memorial Day Weekend, will take place on May 21st-23rd at […]

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Lucas Oil Speedway Test & Tune set for April 4th!

WHEATLAND, MO (March 25th, 2015) – The first on track action of 2015 is set to take place on Saturday, April 4th as Lucas Oil Speedway hosts the annual Open Test & Tune from 12pm-5pm on the Diamond of Dirt Tracks. Drivers can get some valuable track time at the annual Test & Tune before […]

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New Contingency Partners Announced for Lucas Oil MLRA

  WHEATLAND, MO (March 25th, 2015) – Three new and distinct racing companies have joined the ever-growing list of contingency partners for the upcoming season with the Lucas Oil MLRA. These companies will provide specific product awards throughout the season and also awards at the season ending championship banquet. Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, RaceNote […]

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‘The Reaper’ rolls to USMTS win at I-35 Speedway

WINSTON, Mo. (March 22, 2015) —As the United States Modified Touring Series invaded the I-35 Speedway for the 14th time in 14 seasons Sunday, Ryan Gustin scored his third USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental victory of the year and third of his career at the clay oval in Winston, Mo. Keith […]

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Wray, Bryant bag USRA Holley Iron Man Series checkers at I-35 Speedway

WINSTON, Mo.—Round 2 of the Holley Iron Man Series took place at the I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo., Sunday, with Dean Wray (USRA Stock Cars) and Andy Bryant (USRA B-Mods) taking the top prizes home. In the USRA Stock Car main event, Todd Staley drew the pole and led the first half of the 20-lap […]

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Night 2 at the Scotland County Speedway in Memphis, MO Goes to Densberger, Murty, Luellan, Anderson and Grossman

  by Brian Neal Memphis, MO (Saturday, March 21, 2015) – Night 2 of the “Midwest Bottom Heavy Spring Nationals” at the Scotland County Speedway in Memphis, MO was held on Saturday, March 21st. The same five classes, Modifieds, Stock Cars, SportMods, Hobby Stocks, and Sport Compacts, were back in action. But Mike Densberger (Modifieds), […]

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SERIES

April 4 opener takes Deery Series to Crawford County Speedway

April 4 opener takes Deery Series to Crawford County Speedway

  DENISON, Iowa (March 25) – More than two decades after its only previous visit, the Deery Brothers Sum­mer Series returns to Crawford County Speedway on Saturday, April 4. Opening night for the IMCA Late Model tour brings the series back to Denison for the first time since July 28 of 1994. Gary Webb of […]

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Eckrich & Lewis Back Again, Skelton Added to Sunoco Rookie List

Eckrich & Lewis Back Again, Skelton Added to Sunoco Rookie List

  WHEATLAND, MO (March 5th, 2015) – Two additional drivers have declared their intentions to race with the Lucas Oil MLRA in 2015, and one newcomer is also in the fold. Veteran Iowa standout, Dave Eckrich joins 2014 Sunoco Rookie of the Year winner Scott Lewis, from Colorado, as the latest to return to the […]

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A perfect 10: Schedule announced for IMCA Haw­keye Dirt Tour

VINTON, Iowa (Feb. 19) – The Hawkeye Dirt Tour takes its first green flag Tuesday, May 12 at the home track of IMCA Modifieds, Benton County Speedway in Vinton. In all, 10 dates are on the schedule for the sixth annual series. Each feature pays a minimum of $1,000 to win and will be a […]

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Crawford County on schedule for April 4 Deery Series opener

Crawford County on schedule for April 4 Deery Series opener

DENISON, Iowa (Jan. 24) – The 2015 Deery Brothers Summer Series will take its first green flag at Crawford County Speedway. After inclement weather washed out numerous attempts to bring the series back to Denison last spring, the upcoming IMCA Late Model tour travels to Crawford County for open­ing night action on Saturday, April 4. […]

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NSL $200 Membership Deadline/Point Fund Eligibility Announced!

  Windom, MN (December 22, 2014) – The National Sprint League is receiving team memberships on a weekly basis.  The deadline for $200 memberships with the NSL is Friday, January 16.  Members receive the benefits of insurance, reduced pit passes for the 2015 season, contingency awards, the opportunity to sell merchandise in the series merchandise […]

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Short-track superstar Bryan Clauson enters POWRi Midgets Battle at the Center

DU QUOIN, Ill. (Dec. 3, 2014)—Short-track superstar Bryan Clauson will race in the 5th annual Great Clips Battle at the Center presented by K & N Filters on Dec. 20, a POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series non-points event which features at all-star field on the Mini-Magic Mile at the Southern Illinois Center on the […]

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DRIVER UPDATES

Jake Griffin Set for Martinsville NCWTS Debut this Saturday

Jake Griffin Set for Martinsville NCWTS Debut this Saturday

Quincy, Illinois (March 25, 2015) – 16-year-old Jake Griffin is eagerly preparing to pilot the MB Motorsports #63 Chevrolet Silverado entry in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) event at Martinsville Speedway (Martinsville, Virginia) this Saturday, March 28th. The Kroger 250 will mark Griffin’s first start in NCWTS competition, and it will be coming […]

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Jake Griffin Announces First Career NCWTS Start

  Quincy, Illinois (Jan. 13, 2015) – 16-year-old Jake Griffin is excited to announce that he has inked a deal with MB Motorsports to pilot their #63 Chevrolet Silverado entry in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) event at Martinsville Speedway (Martinsville, Virginia) on Saturday, March 28th. The Kroger 250 will mark Griffin’s first […]

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Austin McCarl – Another Huset’s Top Four!

(Bill W) August 27, 2014 – It was another good night for Austin McCarl and the #17A team at the Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota on Sunday.  In just his third competition of the year, the Altoona, Iowa driver posted his second fourth place finish in a row.  He’ll be back at it this […]

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Carson McCarl – Podium at Knoxville!

  (Bill W) August 28, 2014 – Carson McCarl and the Mastell Brothers Racing #27 notched their best Knoxville Raceway finish of the year last Saturday night with a third place finish.  The Altoona, Iowa driver was strong all night long in an A.R.T. chassis he assembled with his brother Austin.  Carson next plans to […]

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Josh Schneiderman – Double Duty Up Next!

Josh Schneiderman – Double Duty Up Next!

(Bill W) August 27, 2014 – With the Knoxville Raceway season coming to a close, Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team have much to build on for the rest of the season.  Unfortunately, mechanical problems and Mother Nature put a damper on their Knoxville Nationals run, but they came back to run strong […]

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Brian Brown – Looking to Defend at Jackson!

Brian Brown – Looking to Defend at Jackson!  (Bill W) August 26, 2014 – This weekend, Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team will be looking to defend their Jackson Nationals championship at the Jackson Speedway in Jackson, Minnesota.  On Sunday, they will compete in the $3,000 Bobby Parker Memorial at the I-80 […]

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KANSAS / NEBRASKA

Spring Fling special is Sunday at WaKeeney

Spring Fling special is Sunday at WaKeeney

WaKeeney Speedway hosts fifth annual Spring Fling this Sunday   WaKEENEY, Kan. (March 26) – WaKeeney Speedway hosts its fifth annual Spring Fling special this Sunday, March 29. The Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot-qualifying feature for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modi­fieds pays $1,000 to win and a minimum of $125 to start. IMCA Sunoco Stock […]

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Nine dates for new IMCA Sprint Series of Nebraska

  EAGLE, Neb. (March 26) – Opening night for the inaugural Sprint Series of Nebraska comes on night two of Eagle Raceway’s Ice Breaker Challenge. The Saturday, April 18 main event for touring IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Cars pays $1,000 to win. Another eight dates are on the 2015 schedule, including Fridays, April 24 […]

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New promoter adding to, checking off his to-do list at Boone County Raceway

New promoter adding to, checking off his to-do list at Boone County Raceway

  ALBION, Neb. (March 13) – Ron Sutton has been busy adding to and checking off the to-do list since taking over as promoter at Boone County Raceway. Five IMCA divisions are on Friday night programs at Albion. Opening night at the 3/8-mile clay oval is April 24. “We’re putting up a new catch fence […]

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22nd Spring Nationals slated March 13-14 at Beatrice Speedway

  BEATRICE, Neb. (March 3) – Checks for $2,000 and berths on the 2015 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot are at stake when IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds headline the Friday and Saturday, March 13-14 Spring Nationals at Beatrice Speedway. Both features pay a minimum of $200 to start. Tow money is $75 each night. […]

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History Made: Wayne Johnson Sweeps the Midwest Fall Brawl III

GREENWOOD, Neb. (September 20, 2014) – It’s the little things that matter, and for Wayne Johnson it was a quarter turn of weight that made the difference between winning and losing on Saturday, September 20, 2014 as the Oklahoma City native captured the biggest payday of his career, and largest payout in ASCS history by […]

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Wayne Johnson Dominates Fall Brawl III Opener at I-80 Speedway

GREENWOOD, Neb. (September 19, 2014) – For the first time since 2012, Wayne Johnson returned to Victory Lane with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real, taking night one of the Casey’s General Store Midwest Fall Brawl III at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. Racing with vigor, Johnson led […]

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USMTS

Checkers fly for Payne at Salina Highbanks Speedway

PRYOR CREEK, Okla. (August 23, 2014) – Jeremy Payne scored his first win of the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup Saturday night as the United States Modified Touring Series invaded the Salina Highbanks Speedway. Payne, who started on the outside of the front row, took command at the drop of the green flag and […]

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Phillips outguns Sanders for USMTS ‘Hunt’ win at Lakeside

KANSAS CITY, Kan.—A hurt engine in his heat race forced Terry Phillips’s crew to change the powerplant prior to the USMTS main event Friday night at the Lakeside Speedway and the driver paid them back by winning the feature race. Points leader Rodney Sanders drew the pole for the 35-lapper and jumped out to a […]

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VanderBeek vaults to victory in USMTS action at Rapid Speedway

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa (June 6, 2014) – Zack VanderBeek has been nearly unbeatable by most since the snow melted. Friday night at the Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, he was unstoppable in earning his second USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by Swan Energy feature win of the season. The points leader in the Farm Boy […]

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VanderBeek starts new streak at Buena Vista Raceway

ALTA, Iowa (May 22, 2014) – Zack VanderBeek ended his streak of second- and third-place finishes in the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by Swan Energy, and in doing so also ended Stormy Scott’s streak of four straight wins Thursday night at the Buena Vista Raceway. VanderBeek started on the pole of the main event and […]

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‘Rocket’ lands in Winston winners circle

WINSTON, Mo. (April 26, 2014) – Just like he did 24 hours earlier, Rodney Sanders continued to steamroll the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by Swan Energy competition Saturday night with a wire-to-wire win in the 40-lap main event at the I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo. With lightning as the backdrop for most of the evening, […]

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Hughes cashes in at Cresco; Seven points separate top three in Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup

CRESCO, Iowa (September 1, 2013) – Jason Hughes scored his second straight victory in the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup Sunday night at the Cresco Speedway to set up a three-way showdown heading into the points finale on opening night at the Featherlite Fall Jamboree in 18 days. The 39-year-old drew the pole for […]

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IMCA

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through June 11

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through June 11  IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds – 1. Keith White, Little River Academy, Texas, 1,094; 2. Glen Hibbard, Euless, Texas, 1,012; 3. Dean Abbey, Waco, Texas, 993; 4. Ryan Roath, Phoenix, Ariz., 987; 5. Ronnie Welborn, Princeton, Texas, 977; 6. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa, […]

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Casey’s helps fuel IMCA Super Nationals, Deery Series

  ANKENY, Iowa (March 31) – The official convenience store of IMCA returns to two of the highest profile awards programs in all of dirt track racing. Second-year marketing partner Casey’s General Store will be presenting sponsor for the Sept. 1-6 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals, and title sponsor for the redraw at all Deery […]

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IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through Feb. 27

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through Feb. 27

IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds – 1. Ryan Roath, Phoenix, Ariz., 453; 2. Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz., 451; 3. Tim Ward, Gilbert, Ariz., 443; 4. Larry Hood, Bakersfield, Calif., 324; 5. Jesse Sobbing, Glenwood, Iowa, and Chris Olexiewicz, Chandler, Ariz., both 318; 7. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 292; 8. Lance Mari, El Centro, […]

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Westring adds Boone County promoter title to racing resume

ALBION, Neb. (Jan. 29, 2014) – Former driver and tech inspector Kirk Westring has a new role this season at Boone County Raceway. Westring takes over as promoter of the 3/8-mile clay oval in Albion. Five sanctioned divisions, the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern […]

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Jerovetz Motorsports Shock Service awards new for IMCA Modified, Northern SportMod specials

  SUAMICO, Wis. (Jan. 19) – A company with a rapidly expanding customer list in the Badger State be­comes a new contingency award sponsor with IMCA in 2014.  Jerovetz Motorsports Shock Service, owned by cousins and veteran drivers Sean and Troy Jerovetz, gives gift certificates good toward two free shock rebuilds to top five finishers […]

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Chevrolet Performance bonuses total $12,750 for IMCA SportMod crate engine track champs

  VINTON, Iowa (January 19, 2014) - Bonuses totaling $12,750 were paid by Chevrolet Performance to IMCA Karl Chevro­let Northern SportMod drivers powered by crate engines to local track titles in 2013.  Each of 51 track championships was worth $250. National champion Matt Looft pocketed $1,000 for winning Arlington Raceway, Clay County Fairgrounds, Fairmont Raceway and […]

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Other Racing News

23rd Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 less than 60 days away!

| March 26, 2015

WHEATLAND, MO (March 26th, 2015) – The richest and largest Dirt Late Model event in the State of Missouri, the 23rd Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 Presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com is now less than 60 days away! The 23rd edition of the event held annually on Memorial Day Weekend, will take place on May 21st-23rd at […]

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Spring Fling special is Sunday at WaKeeney

Spring Fling special is Sunday at WaKeeney

| March 26, 2015

WaKeeney Speedway hosts fifth annual Spring Fling this Sunday   WaKEENEY, Kan. (March 26) – WaKeeney Speedway hosts its fifth annual Spring Fling special this Sunday, March 29. The Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot-qualifying feature for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modi­fieds pays $1,000 to win and a minimum of $125 to start. IMCA Sunoco Stock […]

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Nine dates for new IMCA Sprint Series of Nebraska

| March 26, 2015

  EAGLE, Neb. (March 26) – Opening night for the inaugural Sprint Series of Nebraska comes on night two of Eagle Raceway’s Ice Breaker Challenge. The Saturday, April 18 main event for touring IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Cars pays $1,000 to win. Another eight dates are on the 2015 schedule, including Fridays, April 24 […]

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Lee County Speedway Revises This Weekends “3rd Annual Spring Extravaganza” Once Again

| March 26, 2015

  by Brian Neal Donnellson, IA (Thursday, March 26, 2015) – Mother nature strikes again today. As the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa is forced to adjust the schedule once again for this weekend’s “3rd Annual Spring Extravaganza”presented by Midwest Performance & Power of Keokuk, Iowa. It will now be a one day show […]

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Ken Schrader joins IMCA Modifieds at Marshalltown’s April 3 Frostbuster

| March 25, 2015

  MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (March 25) – Ken Schrader joins the IMCA Modified field for the Friday, April 3 Frostbuster special at Marshalltown Speedway. The popular NASCAR driver, along with top IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified regulars from across the Midwest, chase a top prize of $1,000. The feature is a qualifying event for the Fast […]

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Lucas Oil Speedway Test & Tune set for April 4th!

| March 25, 2015

WHEATLAND, MO (March 25th, 2015) – The first on track action of 2015 is set to take place on Saturday, April 4th as Lucas Oil Speedway hosts the annual Open Test & Tune from 12pm-5pm on the Diamond of Dirt Tracks. Drivers can get some valuable track time at the annual Test & Tune before […]

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