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IOWA

Sprint Invaders Association 2016 Schedule

  BURLINGTON, IOWA (February 8, 2016) –  The Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders are proud to announce their 2016 race schedule.  The start of the 15th year of the 360 sprint series will be on April 2nd at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa.   The tentative dates are as follows: Sat, April 2, 34 Raceway Sun, […]

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34 Raceway honors racers and more at 2015 season banquet

34 Raceway honors racers and more at 2015 season banquet

By Dana Royer/34 Raceway BURLINGTON, IA  (January 30, 2016) – 34 Raceway recognized track champions, racers, fans, sponsors and employees at the its 2015 Season Awards Banquet Saturday night January 30 in Burlington with nearly 300 in attendance.  The evening began with the recognition of the 2015 Track Champions  including two triple crown winners before […]

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Van Genderen’s Crate Dominates 75-Lapper at East Bay

By Mike Spieker TAMPA, FL (January 30, 2016) – A Sunshine State Modified Tour (SSTM) record 56 Mods were signed in for round number two at East Bay Raceway Park. Heat race wins went to David Reutimann, Mavrick Varnadore, KC Burdette, Max McLaughlin, and Tait Davenport. Reutimann and Kevin “Buzzy” Adams lined up on the […]

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HAWKEYE DOWNS SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES 2016 RACING SCHEDULE

Cedar Rapids, IA — (January 20, 2016) – Hawkeye Downs Speedway is pleased to announce the preliminary schedule of weekly racing dates for 2016. Some revisions are still possible along with the possibility of more events being added. The 2016 Season kicks off with the annual Car Show and Media Day on Saturday, April 30. […]

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Dreaming of a White Christmas

Dreaming of a White Christmas   I’m dreaming of a White Christmas Just like the ones before El Nino Where the treetops sheer and break off From frozen snow   I’m dreaming of a White Christmas With every heavy shovel load I’d fight Where the days have no hint of racing in sight And may […]

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Champions Crowned at 2015 Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup Series Banquet!

(Bill W) November 21, 2015 – Nearly $300,000 in cash and contingencies were handed out Saturday night, November 21 at the 2015 Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup Series Banquet!  The event, held at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, Iowa played host to 700 attendees. The contingency package was headlined by a giveaway of eight […]

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ILLINOIS

​POWRi Midgets Heading To Macon For One Last Hurrah

Saturday Event To Close Out Season For Central Illinois Track Macon, Ill (Sept. 28, 2015) – The 2015-racing season will screech to a halt this coming Saturday, October 3 at Macon IL Speedway.  There’s one thing that can be certain, it won’t go out quietly, as the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midgets and Speedway Motors […]

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Neinhiser, Long, DeLonjay, Taylor, Gower and Lambert All Take Feature Wins at Quincy

  By Jack Walbring Quincy, Ill (September 27, 2015) – Paul Neinhiser, Michael Long, Steven DeLonjay, Joey Gower and Brandon Lambert all took feature event wins during the MOWA Sprint Car Special Event at Quincy Raceways Sunday Night. Neinhiser grabbed the lead on the second lap and held off Jimmy Moughan to take the feature […]

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Champions Crowned in September Showdown at Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) (September 26, 2015) –  Although a week still remains in the 70th anniversary celebration of Macon Speedway, three divisions crowned their champions. Rodney Standerfer claimed his first Billingsley Towing Modified championship since 1996. The evening started rough for the Germantown native as his transmission gave out during qualifying. Friend and fellow racer Dave […]

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Pierce, Long, Huls, Gower and Lambert Take Season Championship Feature Wins at Quincy

Pierce, Long, Huls, Gower and Lambert Take Season Championship Feature Wins at Quincy

  By Jack Walbring QUINCY, ILL (September 20, 2015) – Bobby Pierce, Michael Long, Abe Huls, Joey Gower and Brandon Lambert all took feature event wins during the Season Championship Night at Quincy Raceways on Sunday, September 20. Bobby Pierce started in the third row and worked his way into the lead of the $2000 […]

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Nichols Goes Topless in Win

Nichols Goes Topless in Win

Macon, IL (September 19, 2015) Jeremy Nichols had a rough start to his night in the North Grand Auto & Ritz Lil Fryer Topless 40 in the Sportsman division, the night where Sportsman race without their roof. He was unable to finish his heat race and was taken off the historic track with a towtruck. […]

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Funk Takes Osman Memorial at Macon

Funk Takes Osman Memorial at Macon

  Macon, IL (Sept. 12, 2015) – Andrew Funk was able to win the inaugural John Osman Memorial at Macon Speedway on a chilly Saturday night. Funk went past Brian Dasenbrock on lap 29 of the special 47-lap main event in the Street Stock class. Dasenbrock was hanging on for his life for the first […]

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MISSOURI

Work Continues at I-35 Speedway to Make it the Best in Dirt Track Racing!

  WINSTON, MO (Jan. 19, 2015) – Over 70 people with veteran drivers and newcomers all in attendance and anticipating the upcoming racing season at I-35 Speedway would enter Cameron Community Center for I-35 Speedway’s Drivers Meeting. Meeting was called to order by Rick Staley with Robbie Skipper of Heartland Missions and Motorsports saying the […]

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Springfield Raceway banquet set for Jan. 23

Springfield Raceway banquet set for Jan. 23

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—The Springfield Raceway will be honoring the top drivers from the 2015 season on Saturday, Jan. 23, at the beautiful Indigo Sky Casino just south of Seneca, Mo., located on Highway 60 in Wyandotte, Okla. Social event begins at 5 p.m. and dinner will start at 5:30 with the awards banquet following. The top […]

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I-35 Speedway Drivers Meeting this Saturday 1/16/2016!!!

I-35 Speedway Drivers Meeting this Saturday 1/16/2016!!!

WINSTON, MO (Jan. 13, 2015) – Reminding all of the drivers meeting at Cameron Community Center 1/16/2016 at 10 am. Calling all drivers, crews, owners and those interested in racing to attend. We will also have copies of Heartland Missions and Motorsports Kids Power Wheels rules along with their schedule. Prepare your questions as Carl […]

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I-35 Speedway Winston, MO Prepares for 2016 Racing Season!

WINSTON, MO (Jan. 1, 2016) – With racing season just around the corner I-35 Speedway makes plans for the 2016 racing season. Mike and Kyle Johnson are working hard on improvements around the Track, Trackside Bar and Grill, Concession Stand, and many other areas. Big announcements are coming up as many touring series will be […]

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I-35 Speedway, Winston MO Adds to the Already Exciting Racing Schedule for 2016!!!

    WINSTON, MO (December 8, 2015) –  I-35 Speedway is pleased to announce amendments to the tentative schedule we previously published.  We have been extremely busy finalizing dates and times with touring series these last few weeks. The 2016 race season will begin on Sunday March 20, 2016 with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) visiting the […]

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Lorton named Lucas Oil Speedway Assistant General Manager

Lorton named Lucas Oil Speedway Assistant General Manager

  Wheatland, MO (December 2, 2015) – Danny Lorton, who’s done everything from drive a race-car to oversee competition during a three-decade career in the racing business, is joining Lucas Oil Speedway as Assistant General Manager. Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson announced Lorton’s hiring on Wednesday. Lorton also will assume the role of […]

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SERIES

The Neal Tire MOWA Sprint Car Series is pleased to announce that Racing Optics will be a series sponsor for the 2016 season.

MOWA  Sprint Car Series (January 26, 2016) - The Neal Tire MOWA Sprint Car Series Presented By Casey’s General Stores is pleased to announce that Racing Optics will be a series sponsor for the 2016 season. Racing Optics is the leading manufacturer on laminated tearoff systems for all forms of motorsports.  MOWA sprint car drivers and […]

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Knoxville/Jackson Big Part of 2016 FVP National Sprint League Schedule!

Knoxville/Jackson Big Part of 2016 FVP National Sprint League Schedule!

  Windom, MN (October 13, 2015) – The FVP National Sprint League will continue its strong alliance with the Knoxville Raceway and Jackson Speedway in 2016.  The two tracks will host over twenty races combined for the 410 NSL Series next season.  The tracks will race on Friday and Saturday, creating great weekends of 410 […]

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Bryan Clauson Breaks Through for First NSL Win at I-80 Speedway!

by Bill Wright   Knoxville, IA, (October 2, 2015) – Bryan Clauson led from start to finish Friday night to win his first career FVP National Sprint League feature event.  The win came at the “Fearless 410 Finale” at the I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska.  The Noblesville, Indiana driver earned $3,000 for his 25-lap win […]

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FVP National Sprint League “Fearless 410 Finale” Friday and Saturday at I-80!

FVP National Sprint League “Fearless 410 Finale” Friday and Saturday at I-80!   Windom, MN (September 28, 2015) – The FVP National Sprint League brings a successful inaugural season to a close this Friday and Saturday, October 2 and 3 at the I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska.  The “Fearless 410 Finale” presented by Huffman Productions […]

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Josh Schneiderman Tops Sprint Invaders in West Burlington!

  (Bill W) West Burlington, IA, September 19, 2015 – With a point battle that was up for grabs and a tacky track awaiting, fans knew it was going to be a fun night for the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders Saturday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa!  When all was said and done, Josh Schneiderman […]

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Late Pass Nets Jerry Richert Memorial Win for Terry McCarl!

Late Pass Nets Jerry Richert Memorial Win for Terry McCarl!

by Bill Wright Knoxville, IA, September 12, 2015 – Terry McCarl passed Brian Brown in lapped traffic late in the feature Saturday night to win his third career Jerry Richert Memorial at the Cedar Lake Speedway near New Richmond, Wisconsin.  Thanks to bonus money, the Altoona, Iowa driver netted $3,500 aboard the TMAC Motorsports #24 […]

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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

Title sponsor EMI gives big financial boost to growing IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car division 

LINCOLN, Neb. – Division title sponsor EMI provides a portion of the point fund to be paid out to top 10 drivers in national IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car point standings for a fourth consecutive season. The Lincoln, Neb., chassis manufacturer and high performance parts retailer took on the sponsorship role in 2013 and has been […]

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Pre-Entry Deadline Nears for $7500 to Win B-Mod Nationals!

Humboldt, Kansas – January 31, 2016 – The 2nd annual “Battle of the Bullring B-Mod Nationals” at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kansas is a little over a month away and pre-entry deadline is fast approaching for the Wednesday through Saturday night, March 10-12, 2016 event. The pre-entry cost is $150 and the deadline is Thursday, […]

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Justin Henderson and Billy Alley Claim Victories in Fall Brawl 4

Justin Henderson and Billy Alley Claim Victories in Fall Brawl 4

    GREENWOOD, Neb. (September 19, 2015) After Mother Nature reduced the fourth annual Casey’s General Store ASCS Midwest Fall Brawl presented by Just 1 More Promotions, twin A-Features on Saturday at the I-80 Speedway were split between South Dakota’s Justin Henderson and Nebraska’s Billy Alley. Two attempts on the start in the opening A-Feature […]

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Bill Balog Nabs Nebraska Cup at Eagle Raceway!

by Bill Wright Knoxville, IA, September 11, 2015 – Bill Balog recorded his second FVP National Sprint League win of the year at the Nebraska Cup Friday night at Eagle Raceway near Eagle, Nebraska.  The win earned the Brookfield, Wisconsin driver $3,911 aboard the B2 Motorsports #17B. Lynton Jeffrey shot out to the early lead […]

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Eagle Raceway results for September 5

Eagle, NE (September 5, 2015) – Eagle Raceway results for September 5 ROC Sprint 09/05/2015 Heat: 1. John Carney (Horizon, TX), 2. Chad Wilson (North Richland Hills, TX), 3. Jason Martin (Lincoln, NE), 4. Jack Dover (Springfield, NE), 5. Ryan Hall (Midlothian, TX), 6. Mike Boston (Lincoln, NE), 7. Colin Smith (Sheldon, IA), 8. Dusty […]

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Eagle Raceway Results Day 1 of Sprint Nationals

EAGLE,NE(September 4, 2015) - Eagle Raceway Results Day 1 of Sprint Nationals ROC Sprint 09/04/2015 Heat 1: 1. Chad Wilson (North Richland Hills, TX), 2. Dusty Ballenger (Harrisburg, SD), 3. Adam Gullion (Lincoln, NE), 4. John Carney (Horizon, TX), 5. Tucker Doughty (Heath, TX), 6. Colin Smith (Sheldon, IA), 7. Tom  Humphries (Raphine, VA), 8. Daren […]

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USMTS

Sanders puts ‘em in the aisles again, sweeps Silver Dollar Nationals for third straight year

Sanders puts ‘em in the aisles again, sweeps Silver Dollar Nationals for third straight year

GREENWOOD, Neb. (July 18, 2015) – Rodney Sanders started 13th in Saturday’s United States Modified Touring Series main event, but it took him just 15 laps to take the lead and speed to his second win of the weekend at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., during the 5th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals. Sanders’s 59th […]

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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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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

Sprint Invaders Association 2016 Schedule

| February 9, 2016

  BURLINGTON, IOWA (February 8, 2016) –  The Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders are proud to announce their 2016 race schedule.  The start of the 15th year of the 360 sprint series will be on April 2nd at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa.   The tentative dates are as follows: Sat, April 2, 34 Raceway Sun, […]

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Christopher Bell Sets Sights on STN Title Defense at I-30 Speedway!

| February 9, 2016

  by Lonnie Wheatley LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (February 9, 2016) – Christopher Bell will spend a substantial amount of time on asphalt in 2016 as he chases down NASCAR Camping World Truck Series honors for Kyle Busch Motorsports. So it’s little wonder that the Norman, OK, native is already chomping at the bit to go […]

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Josh Richards Captures East Bay Winternationals Opener

| February 8, 2016

TAMPA, FL (February 8, 2016) – On Monday Night at East Bay Raceway Park, Josh Richards continued his recent hot streak by winning his third Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event this season. Richards started ninth and charged to the front, taking the lead on lap 20 from Jimmy Owens. Owens came home second, […]

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Davenport Dominates Edwin Coggins Memorial at Golden Isles

| February 6, 2016

BRUNSWICK, GA (February 6, 2016) – The reigning Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, Jonathan Davenport led all 30 laps to win the Edwin Coggins Memorial on Saturday afternoon at Golden Isles Speedway. Davenport would get the jump on last night’s winner, Josh Richards to the lead at the outset of the feature.  […]

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Richards Holds off Sheppard to Win at Golden Isles

| February 6, 2016

BRUNSWICK, GA (February 5, 2016) – Josh Richards held off a late race charge from Brandon Sheppard to win on the opening night of the Georgia Boot Super Bowl of Racing at Golden Isles Speedway on Friday Night. Richards led but all but one lap on his way to victory in the Lucas Oil Late […]

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Title sponsor EMI gives big financial boost to growing IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car division 

| February 2, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. – Division title sponsor EMI provides a portion of the point fund to be paid out to top 10 drivers in national IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car point standings for a fourth consecutive season. The Lincoln, Neb., chassis manufacturer and high performance parts retailer took on the sponsorship role in 2013 and has been […]

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