By Greg Aregoni LUXEMBURG, Wis. – Luxemburg Speedway and 141 Speedway are excited to announce a partnership with the Two Track Challenge Series.This championship will be based on the combined points of both tracks. The IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods will be the participating divisions. The 2014 series will be split into two sessions. The first session will end halfway through the season on June 14. The second session will end on Aug. 29. “We thought this would be a great way to help drivers who already race both tracks. This will give them a little extra to shoot for. This will be a great for fans to keep an eye on both track’s point standings,” said Gene Mathu, promoter at Luxemburg.All three divisions will pay the top 10 in the standings between the two tracks. The Modified winner will receive $200. Both the Stock Car and Northern SportMod winner get $150. “We are excited to jump on board with Luxemburg Speedway to show drivers how much we appreciate their support. We want drivers to see who the best of the best is at the two tracks. We feel the fans will love the competition,” said Chet Christner, director of operations for 141 Speedway. 141 Speedway races weekly on Saturday nights. The track website is www.141speedway.com. Luxemburg Speedway’s regular program is on Friday nights and the track website is www.luxemburgspeedway.com.
By Ben DeatherageLEBANON, Ore. (June 21) – Mid-season championship night checkers flew Saturday at Willamette Speedway for Jeremy Shank.Collen Winebarger took care of business in the first half of the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified main event. However, Winebarger found himself holding off several challengers for the top spot. Shank found a way around Winebarger to get the lead and earn his second win of the 2014 campaign.
By Jim HainesELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (June 27) – Tom Humphries took the win at the first of two Virginia Sprint Series visits to Dixieland Speedway Friday night, holding off Jerald Harris and Glenn Worrell.The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car tour victory was Humphries second straight and third in seven series events so far this season.Charlie Ware and Chris Ware paced the field as the green waved with Charlie Ware taking off bringing Worrell along. The two were glued together until Worrell got by on lap four and Charlie was left to deal with the closing pack. Worrell was leading when a quick yellow waved at halfway with Humphries and Harris right behind. Worrell took off and stayed fast but Humphries was on the attack, chopping high and low lap after lap until he and Harris both got by with six laps to go. Humphries stayed out front with Harris right behind. Worrell, Troy Severin and Anthony Linkenhoker completed the top five. Eastside Speedway will be closed for the upcoming holiday weekend so the next series race will be a pavement show at Shenandoah, Va., Speedway on Saturday July 12. Feature results – 1. Tom Humphries; 2. Jerald Harris; 3. Glenn Worrell; 4. Troy Severin; 5. Anthony Linkenhoker; 6. French Grimes; 7. Tony Harris; 8. Charlie Ware; 9. Carl Simmons; 10. Chris Ware; 11. Eliah Omwake; 12. Kevin Fletcher; 13. Mattie Feldman; 14. Brian Lawson; 15. Chad Worrell.
By Mike McGuireDAVENPORT, Iowa (June 27) – Three IMCA drivers won their first local features of the season Friday at Davenport Speedway.Rob Henry captured his first Milan Heating & Air IMCA Modified feature. The 20-lap race was a classic high side-low side battle. The first half of the race it was Henry on the bottom and Mike Fluegel on the high side. The two drivers exchanged the lead four times in the first eight laps. After a lap nine restart, Fluegel got shuffled back and Joe Beal became the high-side hustler. Beal was able to get past Henry once, but the pass was erased by a caution flag. Henry was first to the checkers, with Beal second and Kelly Meyer third. Chris Zogg finished fourth and Brandon Durbin fifth.Thirty IMCA Modifieds were on hand. Mike Murphy Jr. made his first 2014 appearance in victory lane after an exciting Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model feature. Gary Webb led the first 10 laps of the race before yielding to Marty Diercks. Murphy took over on lap 12 and quickly built up a straightaway lead on the rest of the field. Justin Kay started mid-pack and picked his way to the front. On the final lap, Kay was on Murphy’s rear bumper going into turn one but could get no closer. As the leaders came past the checkered flag, the red flag came out for Webb’s car which was flipped over in turn one. Webb was able to walk away from the incident. Dan Mohr made a rare visit to the Davenport Speedway pay off with a win in the Hawkeye Auto IMCA Northern SportMod main. Mohr passed Bryce Garnhart for the lead coming out of turn four on the final lap, to secure the victory. Garnhart finished a close second with early race leader Dustin Crear third. Henry Carson and Joe Grant were fourth and fifth, respectively.
MESQUITE, Texas – Drivers in a sixth sanctioned division receive awards this season, with the addition of Sprint Cars to the Smiley’s Racing Products program with IMCA.The high-performance parts manufacturer and distributor gives $50 gift cards to top 10 finishers in national point standings for IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Cars, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts. Gift cards of the same value, also redeemable at Smiley’s Mesquite, Texas, location go to top 10 drivers in the Razor Chassis South Central Region for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, the EngineQuest Southern Region for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and the Charger Chassis Southern Region for IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. “Smiley’s Racing Products is a natural partner with the Sprint Car division and by adding their support it strengthens their presence outside of Texas with our Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Cars,” said IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Smiley’s has been a great partner over the years and we appreciate owner Tom Lorenz and his entire staff for their continued support.”Also home to Hoosier Tire Southwest, Smiley’s Racing Products returns to national decal programs for both Northern and Southern SportMods and drivers in both divisions are required to display two Smiley’s decals on their race car to be eligible for point fund shares. The 2015 season is Smiley’s Racing Products’ 11th as an IMCA marketing partner.Information about Smiley’s products is available by calling 972 289-7223, on Facebook and at the company website.
IMCA Modifieds – 1. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 1,129; 2. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 1,095; 3. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 1,056; 4. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 980; 5. Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb., 961; 6. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D., 955; 7. Brandon Hood, McGregor, Texas, 946; 8. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., 941; 9. Scott R. Smith, Davenport, Neb., 917; 10. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 909; 11. Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev., 907; 12. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 891; 13. Tom Berry Jr., Medford, Ore., 866; 14. Bryce Garnhart, Shannon, Ill., 847; 15. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 841; 16. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 837; 17. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 831; 18. Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas, 829; 19. Clinton Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 804; 20. Tyler Hall, Fertile, Minn., 792.IMCA Late Models – 1. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 767; 2. Todd Cooney, Des Moines, Iowa, 761; 3. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 757; 4. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 722; 5. Rob Toland, Colona, Ill., 695; 6. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 584; 7. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 576; 8. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, Iowa, 556; 9. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, and Bryce Carey, Nashua, Iowa, both 523; 11. John Emerson, Waterloo, Iowa, 522; 12. Luke Goedert, Guttenberg, Iowa, 515; 13. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, Iowa, 513; 14. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, Iowa, 511; 15. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 484; 16. Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill., 482; 17. Paul Nagle, Nevada, Iowa, 475; 18. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 464; 19. Kirby Schultz, Albia, Iowa, 446; 20. Bobby Toland, Cordova, Ill., 436.IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 765; 2. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 729; 3. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 682; 4. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 665; 5. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 613; 6. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 606; 7. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 588; 8. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., 563; 9. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 549; 10. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 536; 11. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 518; 12. Dale Wester, Ovilla, Texas, 510; 13. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 505; 14. Britney Bryant, Granbury, Texas, 503; 15. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 492; 16. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, 491; 17. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 489; 18. Chip Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 479; 19. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 466; 20. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 464.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 1,124; 2. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 1,100; 3. Chad Bruns, Wakefield, Neb., 1,059; 4. Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa, 1,045; 5. John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa, 1,003; 6. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 993; 7. Jerrett Bransom, Burleson, Texas, 979; 8. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 936; 9. Kyle Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 915; 10. Justin Nehring, Storm Lake, Iowa, 905; 11. Ronnie Warren, Oglesby, Texas, 899; 12. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 849; 13. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 848; 14. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 828; 15. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., 824; 16. Devin Snellenberger, Pulaski, Wis., 810; 17. Allen Zimmerman, Central City, Neb., 806; 18. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 805; 19. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 782; 20. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 775.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,153; 2. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., 1,099; 3. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, 1,018; 4. Zach Olmstead, Overton, Neb., 969; 5. Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 911; 6. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 910; 7. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 908; 8. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 894; 9. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 892; 10. Eric Cross, Salina, Kan., 882; 11. Andrew Borchardt, Mason City, Iowa, 837; 12. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 828; 13. Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 820; 14. Austin Brauner, Platte Center, Neb., 808; 15. Justin Wacha, Vinton, Iowa, 788; 16. Ryan Wells, Runnells, Iowa, 762; 17. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 756; 18. Terry Tritt, York, Neb., 745; 19. Nate DeSive, Oneill, Neb., 736; 20. Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, 718.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 1,095; 2. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 979; 3. Erik Laudenschlager, Minot, N.D., 975; 4. Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, 972; 5. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 960; 6. Trent Roth, Columbus, Neb., 941; 7. Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, 928; 8. Lane Cornwell, Newman Grove, Neb., 926; 9. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 921; 10. Shane DeVolder, Pacifica, Calif., 888; 11. Colby Langenberg, Norfolk, Neb., 857; 12. Dale Kunz, Buckeye, Ariz., 836; 13. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 817; 14. Doug Smith, Lanesboro, Iowa, 808; 15. Kyle Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 783; 16. Jesse Skalicky, Fargo, N.D., 782; 17. Jacob Olmstead, Overton, Neb., 770; 18. Ryan King, Montour, Iowa, 749; 19. Keith Brown Jr., Pittsburg, Calif., 747; 20. Kolton Vogel, Phillipsburg, Kan., 739.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,076; 2. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 1,041; 3. Ronnie Bell, Lorena, Texas, 1,012; 4. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 1,005; 5. James Guyton, Moody, Texas, 940; 6. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 886; 7. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 861; 8. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 835; 9. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 767; 10. Sid Kiphen, Gatesville, Texas, 717; 11. Allen Montgomery, White Settlement, Texas, 673; 12. Tyler Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 620; 13. Kamera McDonald, Keller, Texas, 606; 14. Chris Cogburn, Robinson, Texas, 582; 15. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 562; 16. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 543; 17. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 535; 18. Jeff Shepperd, Waco, Texas, 534; 19. Steve Gray, Vernal, Utah, 525; 20. Kevin Crawford, Azle, Texas, 521.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Dillon Richards, Beatrice, Neb., 1,156; 2. Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn., 1,040; 3. Shawn Hein, Beatrice, Neb., 994; 4. Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 939; 5. Jake Newsom, Sioux City, Iowa, 925; 6. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 898; 7. Alex Dostal, Glencoe, Minn., 887; 8. Levi Heath, Wilton, Iowa, 862; 9. Tanner Uehling, Norfolk, Neb., 842; 10. Shannon Pospisil, Norfolk, Neb., 837; 11. Barry Taft, Argyle, Iowa, 795; 12. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 737; 13. Julia Childs, Weatherford, Texas, 695; 14. Ashlee Kelly, Fairmont, Minn., 693; 15. Kaitlin DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 688; 16. Dustin Jackson, Oneill, Neb., 685; 17. Kimberly Abbott, Camp Point, Ill., 671; 18. Daniel Fellows, Keokuk, Iowa, 660; 19. Austin Friedrich, Saint James, Minn., 633; 20. Brandon Lambert, Carthage, Ill., 617.
LINCOLN, Neb. – Speedway Motors, America’s Oldest Speed Shop, will continue its association with IMCA, America’s oldest sanctioning body, for another five years.The Lincoln, Neb., high performance parts manufacturer, retailer and distributor has played an invaluable and incomparable sponsorship role with IMCA since the 1950’s. The latest marketing agreement runs through the 2022 race season.“We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with IMCA,” Speedway Motors President Clay Smith said. “Speedway Motors and IMCA have a long history together supporting racers, teams and tracks. This partnership highlights our commitment to making racing safe, fun and affordable for all racers.”Notably, Speedway Motors will continue its title sponsorship role of IMCA Weekly Racing for an 11th consecutive season and returns as title sponsor of Super Nationals for the 23rd straight year.Speedway Motors renews a program benefitting more than 200 tracks in the United States and Canada by providing jackets, promoter and tech official shirts and discounts on tech inspection equipment, flags and signage to help those facilities defray costs of their weekly programs, plus decals, driver’s suit patches and feature winner hats.The 36th annual Super Nationals will be held Sept. 3-8 at Boone, Iowa, Speedway with hundreds of cars and tens of thousands of fans in attendance for the biggest event in all of dirt track racing.For the third straight season, drivers winning national championships in all eight sanctioned divisions receive helmets courtesy of Speedway Motors.First-year competitors filling out and returning rookie application forms to the IMCA home office get $100 discount certificates, along with a T-shirt and decal from Speedway Motors following first rookie year feature wins.The Speedway Motors program also includes post-season awards in five divisions: Top eligible finishers in Modified, Stock Car and Hobby Stock regional standings, and in Northern SportMod and Southern SportMod national standings, all receive a pair of TruCoil springs.Drivers in all five of those divisions must fill out and return the sign-up form they receive in decal packets to become eligible for those contingencies. “This new agreement will take the working relationship between IMCA and Speedway Motors into its fifth decade, but the real value of our relationship is impossible to quantify,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “The friendships we’ve made and the support they’ve provided IMCA as an organization and IMCA members is unparalleled in the industry. We’re proud to carry on the legacy established by the previous generations of these two great institutions.”Speedway Motors will hold its annual Racer Appreciation Week Feb. 5-11, with an online promotion, including social media spotlights, discounts and giveaways as well as virtual tours including the Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed.The Speedway Motors website is www.speedwaymotors.com. More information is also available by calling 800 979-0122 and on Facebook.
IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 781; 2. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 596; 3. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 475; 4. Colin Deming, Hobbs, N.M., 473; 5. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 439; 6. Marlyn Seidler, Underwood, N.D., 411; 7. Ricky Thornton Jr., Clive, Iowa, 404; 8. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif., 386; 9. Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D., 382; 10. Brent Schlafmann, Bismarck, N.D., 338; 11. Chase Allen, Midlothian, Texas, 336; 12. Scott Sluka, Casa Grande, Ariz., 333; 13. Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz., 331; 14. Rob Slott, New Waverly, Texas, 316; 15. Chris Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 313; 16. Russell Allen, Brawley, Calif., 311; 17. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 302; 18. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 301; 19. Garth Dushanek, Avondale, Ariz., 295; 20. Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev., 288.IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Michael Day, Greenville, Texas, 112; 2. Austin Mundie, Carrollton, Texas, 88; 3. Trey Schmidt, Spring, Texas, 79; 4. Daniel King, Conroe, Texas, 78; 5. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 76; 6. Bruce Crockett, Porter, Texas, 71; 7. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, and Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, both 70; 9. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, both 69; 11. Brandon Jennings, Moore, Okla., and Shane Sellers, Tuttle, Okla., both 67; 13. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, and Mike Gabriel, Winnie, Texas, both 66; 15. Mark Klis, Waxahachie, Texas, 65; 16. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 63; 17. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 61; 18. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 59; 19. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 57; 20. Dillon Laden, Blanchard, Okla., 54.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 501; 2. Mark Adams, Fort Worth, Texas, 428; 3. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 401; 4. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 383; 5. G.W. Egbert IV, Belton, Texas, and Bryce Pritchett, Combine, Texas, both 312; 7. Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., 300; 8. Dennis Losing, Apache Junction, Ariz., 284; 9. Duain Pritchett, Combine, Texas, and Joe O’Bryan, Round Rock, Texas, both 264; 11. Shelby Williams, Bonham, Texas, 254; 12. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 246; 13. Dennis Bissonnette, Stephenville, Texas, 245; 14. Zach Spillman, Marble Falls, Texas, 242; 15. Dillon Smith, Hewitt, Texas, 238; 16. Charles Cosper, Belton, Texas, 222; 17. Mike Childs, Hudson Oaks, Texas, 216; 18. Justin Wierenga, Killeen, Texas, 215; 19. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 214; 20. Vance Honea, Phoenix, Ariz., 211.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Bradley Stafford, Desert Hills, Ariz., 284; 2. Allen Hakes, Phoenix, Ariz., 272; 3. Max Zachrison, Surprise, Ariz., 250; 4. Kyle Cardinal, Paradise Valley, Ariz., 232; 5. Joe Vlasity, Glendale, Ariz., 196; 6. Joseph Peterson, Chandler, Ariz., and Brian Johnson, Yuma, Ariz., both 182; 8. Lenna Miller, Yuma, Ariz., 164; 9. Ryan Wilkerson, Midland, Texas, 158; 10. Gerald Spalding Jr., Abilene, Texas, 147; 11. James Robinson, Yuma, Ariz., 145; 12. Mike Erwin, Yuma, Ariz., 130; 13. Rick Hibbard, Yuma, Ariz., 128; 14. Scott Jeffery, Yuma, Ariz., 113; 15. Brent Wofford, Yuma, Ariz., Leonard L. Manos, Yuma, Ariz., and Michael Whissen, Yuma, Ariz., each 107; 18. Jason T. Beshears, Yuma, Ariz., 102; 19. David Irvin, Clarkdale, Ariz., 99; 20. Taylor Huss, Fairbury, Neb., 79.Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Tyler Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 452; 2. Trevor Raney, Sherman, Texas, 414; 3. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 376; 4. Ronnie Bell, Lorena, Texas, 314; 5. Rodney White, Ector, Texas, 304; 6. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 261; 7. James McCreery, Midlothian, Texas, Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, and Kyle Wilkins, Italy, Texas, each 241; 10. Hayden Wade, Waco, Texas, 237; 11. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 227; 12. Shane Priddy, Merkel, Texas, 219; 13. Jay Coone, Weatherford, Texas, 217; 14. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 211; 15. Scot Raney, Sherman, Texas, 193; 16. Gerald Henderson, Georgetown, Texas, 188; 17. Steve Hayes, Eastland, Texas, 181; 18. Brock Shirley, Springtown, Texas, 173; 19. Nick Clinkenbeard, Weatherford, Texas, 169; 20. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 159.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Chase Alves, Chandler, Ariz., 680; 2. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 636; 3. Mark Harrison, Coolidge, Ariz., 494; 4. Mark Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 458; 5. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 421; 6. Kyle Smith, Yuma, Ariz., 384; 7. Austin Howes, Memphis, Mo., 335; 8. Sean Isaacks, Tucson, Ariz., 317; 9. Bo Partain, Casa Grande, Ariz., 299; 10. Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa, and Arie Schouten, Blair, Neb., both 292; 12. Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif., 280; 13. Miles Morris, Yuma, Ariz., 267; 14. Marlowe Wrightsman, Peoria, Ariz., 252; 15. Chase Rudolf, Prole, Iowa, 243; 16. Wayne Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 228; 17. Brady Bjella, Williston, N.D., 213; 18. Charles Hunt, Yuma, Ariz., 211; 19. Jimmy Davy, Yuma, Ariz., 209; 20. Eric Folstad, Glenburn, N.D., 207.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Julia Childs, Weatherford, Texas, 318; 2. Howard Watson, Weatherford, Texas, 309; 3. Scott Newbury, Rhome, Texas, 257; 4. Brian Bagent, Killeen, Texas, 184; 5. Harold Clifton, Stephenville, Texas, 182; 6. Clifton Whisenant, Proctor, Texas, 181; 7. James T. Morehead, Cleburne, Texas, 162; 8. Dakota Dees, Weatherford, Texas, 140; 9. Pamela Whisenant, Proctor, Texas, 138; 10. Rick Saupp, Stephenville, Texas, 131; 11. Robert Rutledge, Azle, Texas, 101; 12. Jack Lewis, Temple, Texas, and Billy Ayres Jr., Phoenix, Ariz., both 99; 14. Charles Burrows, Azle, Texas, 98; 15. Jacquelyn Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz., 96; 16. Bill Hall, Killeen, Texas, 94; 17. Jeff Toler, Mineral Wells, Texas, 76; 18. Phalan Bukowski, Mineral Wells, Texas, 68; 19. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 40; 20. Drake Bohlmeyer, Beatrice, Neb., 39.
Ricky Thornton Jr. made it three straight Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour wins Thursday night, collecting the $2,000 checkers at Knoxville Raceway. (Photo by Jim Zimmerline)KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 19) – Ricky Thornton Jr. added another career highlight-type IMCA Modified feature win to a resume that’s already full of them Thursday night.Thornton led start to finish of the Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour main event at Knoxville Raceway, earning $2,000 for his series record third straight victory.“This win is huge,” the Arizona transplant said. “Growing up, we all watched the Knoxville Nationals and to win in only my third race here is just great.”Thornton had gotten caught in a wreck while running near the front in last year’s tour event at Knoxville. Traffic wasn’t an issue in Thursday’s Dynamic Drivelines Dirt Duel as Thornton took charge from outside the front row. Cayden Carter was close behind but a caution with six circuits left in the 25-lapper cleared the track ahead of the leader.Carter, Richie Gustin, Jacob Murray and 2017 race winner Chris Abelson rounded out the top five.“The biggest thing was that I was able to set my own pace,” said Thornton, qualified multiple times for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. “I wanted to be able to save my tires and I was able to do that.”Cory Van Zante led all 20 laps from the pole in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature, taking the checkers ahead of Cody Olsen, defending race winner Curtis Van Der Wal, Cory Rose and Dusty Masolini.“This place has a lot of fame and history behind it. I remember going to the Knoxville Nationals when I was a kid,” said Van Zante. “To win here is a dream come true.”The race ran caution-free and Van Zante had put one lapped car behind him before collecting his career second feature win. His first had come earlier this season, his fifth in the class, at Marshalltown.“The track was fastest around the bottom. You definitely had to hit your marks or somebody would take advantage,” Van Zante said. “There were a lot of good cars here tonight.”Forty-nine Modifieds and 33 Northern SportMods vied at Knoxville.Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Ricky Thornton Jr., Clive; 2. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; 3. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 4. Jacob Murray; 5. Chris Abelson, Sioux City; 6. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 7. Corey Dripps, Reinbeck; 8. Kyle Brown, Madrid; 9. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton; 10. Todd Van Eaton, Orient; 11. John Parmely, Phoenix, Arz.; 12. Matt Ryan, Davenport; 13. Al Hejna, Clear Lake; 14. Kurt Kile, Nichols; 15. Justin Kay, Wheatland; 16. Kelly Shryock, Fertile; 17. Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa; 18. Shane DeMey, Denison; 19. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D.; 20. Derrick Stewart, Ainsworth; 21. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 22. Jeremy Thornton, Casa Grande, Ariz.; 23. Brennen Chipp, Waterloo; 24. Joel Rust, Grundy Center; 25. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls; 26. David Brown, Kellogg.Northern SportMods – 1. Cory Van Zante, Sully; 2. Cody Olsen, Omaha, Neb.; 3. Curtis Van Der Wal, Oskaloosa; 4. Cory Rose, Boone; 5. Dusty Masolini, Des Moines; 6. Thomas Van Dyke, Halbur; 7. Johnathon Logue, Boone; 8. Ethan Braaksma, Newton; 9. Brayton Carter, Oskaloosa; 10. Thomas Egenberger, Des Moines; 11. Colton Livezey, New Sharon; 12. Jack Housley, Des Moines; 13. Adam Shelman, Ames; 14. Frank Packer, Queensland, Ariz.; 15. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids; 16. Hunter Longnecker, Woodward; 17. Sam Wieben, Dysart; 18. Daniel Brau, Brooklyn; 19. Tim Plummer, Norway; 20. Shane Paris, Muscatine; 21. Billy Dyer, Johnston; 22. Charlie Weber, Sigourney; 23. Scott Brau, Brooklyn; 24. Michael Carter, Marion.
BRITT, Iowa – Three very rich nights of racing give the stars of the IMCA Modified division the opportunity to shine at Hancock County Speedway.The Thursday, Aug. 9 Night of 1,000 Stars at Britt pays a guaranteed $3,500 to win and $300 to start, plus a bonus of $1,000 to the leader at halfway and another $1,000 if the winner has perfect attendance at Britt this season.The Night of 10,000 Stars on Friday, Aug. 10 sports a $7,000 top check, plus $1,000 bonuses to the halfway leader, for perfect attendance and for having won on Thursday as well. A minimum of $400 will be paid to start that main event.And the Saturday, Aug. 11 Bob Shryock Memorial All Stars pays $3,000 to win and a minimum of $500 to start. The evening’s Kody King Motorsports All Star Dash features 16 cars in a 10-lap $500 to win, $100 to start race.Thirty cars start three-wide in 50-lappers on Thursday and Friday. Twenty-four cars take the green in Saturday’s 40-lapper.All three events are draw/redraw, are qualifiers for the 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot and will be broadcast by IMCA.TV.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Side Biter Chassis North Central Region and Iowa State points will be awarded each night. Entry fee for each event is $100 if paid by Aug. 3 or $130 after that date.The 24th annual Night of 1,000 Stars is sponsored by Doug Studer Farms and Brakke Implement. Also running will be Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods for $750 to win, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $600 to win and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $500 to win. Track officials are pleased to announce that the first 100 Modified or Northern Sport Mod drivers through the gates that evening will receive a complimentary pit pass compliments of MaxYield Cooperative in partnership with Corteva Agriscience.Completing the Friday card are Stock Cars vying for $750 to win and Northern SportMods and Hobby Stocks, both in $500 to win features. Corteva Agriculture sponsors the sixth annual Night of 10,000 Stars.Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. and racing follows 6:30 p.m. hot laps Thursday and Friday.Top prize for the Stock Cars on Saturday is $600. SportMods and Hobbies both race for $500 to win.The Shryock Memorial is sponsored by Lake Mills Motor Sports. Pit gates open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. and racing follows 6 p.m. hot laps.National and state points will be given to Stocks, Hobbies and SportMods, with regional points as well for the Stock Cars and Hobby Stocks.Grandstand admission each night is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, veterans and students, and free for kids ages 12 and under. Pit passes are $30.More information about all three events is available at the www.hancockcountyspeedway.com website.