DRIVERS MEETING – 1 pmTRACK PREP (Best Appearing Modifieds on display in Fan Zone)FIRST RACE – 2 pm10 – STOCK CAR HEATS (8 laps)TRACK PREP10 – STOCK CAR HEATS (8 laps)TRACK PREP (Wednesday Modified Top 8 Qualifiers to Fan Zone)10 – MODIFIED HEATS (8 laps)TRACK PREP10 – MODIFIED HEATS (8 laps)TRACK PREP (Wednesday Stock Car Top 8 Qualifiers to Fan Zone)LATE MODEL HOT LAPS2 – STOCK CAR B’s (8 laps)4 – LATE MODEL HEATS (10 laps)TRACK PREP (Casey’s Late Model redraw to Fan Zone)6 – MODIFIED HEATS (8 laps)2 – LATE MODEL B’s (12 laps)TRACK PREP2 – MODIFIED HEATS (8 laps)LATE MODEL “A” (50 laps)TRACK PREP2 – STOCK CAR B’s (8 laps)STOCK CAR “A1” (25 laps)STOCK CAR “A2” (25 laps)TRACK PREP2 – MODIFIED B’s (8 laps)MODIFIED “A1” (25 laps)MODIFIED “A2” (25 laps)5 – MODIFIED B’s (8 laps) SUBJECT TO CHANGE
By Edward AnschutzSTURGEON BAY, Wis. – The second annual John Soukup Memorial will pay $1,000 to win and a minimum of $150 to start the Friday, July 4 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature at Thunderhill Raceway.All Northern SportMods must remove their roof and sail panels to be eligible for the $1,000 top prize. If not, standard pay applies for the draw/redraw show. “The winner’s share of the purse could rise. Last year it doubled as local Bernie Reinhardt took home the win,” said promoter Woody Wodack. “John was a great friend and keeping his memory alive at the track he loved makes it a special night for everyone who comes in the gate. We’re looking for some solid competition from visitors and our locals.” Entry fee for the Soukup Memorial will be the same as for weekly events, $20 for members and $25 for non-members. IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars are also on the card. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and Allstar Performance State points, but no local track points will be awarded in those divisions. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks race for all applicable points. Pit gates and the grandstand both open at 3:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. and with racing to follow.Grandstand admission is adults $10, seniors and students ages 13-17 $7, kids 6-12 $3 and five and under free.This race night will count towards the $20,000 contingency. Drivers will be allowed to miss three nights of racing and still remain in the drawing. Luxemburg Speedway races on Thursday, July 3 and is off for the Fourth.
ALTA, Iowa (July 2) – From the vantage point of winner David Smith, the 25-lap distance for Buena Vista Raceway’s Kyle Suter Memorial was just right.Smith led the last 24 circuits and earned $1,000 for his Wednesday night IMCA Sunoco Stock Car victory at Alta.“I ran the very top of the track. There was just enough momentum on the top, which was starting to go away,” said Smith, who’d lined up behind pole starter Chris Ullrich and taken the lead with a pass inside. “I didn’t want any more laps.” Smith’s younger brother Devin, a contender for national and Arnold Motor Supply Northern Region rookie of the year honors, used lower lines in advancing 13 spots to second. “Any time you see us finish 1-2, it’s good. It doesn’t get any better than that. It’s the best when everybody runs good,” Smith said. “The $1,000 was a bonus.”Brian Blessington passed nine cars and finished third. Derek Green challenged Smith several times for the lead before ending in fourth and Allan Schmidt was fifth. Feature results – 1. David Smith; 2. Devin Smith; 3. Brian Blessington; 4. Derek Green; 5. Allan Schmidt; 6. Josh Suhr; 7. Mel Elsberry; 8. Jason Mickelson; 9. Roger Verdoorn; 10. Jason Rold; 11. Chris Ullrich; 12. Patrick Cross; 13. Marcus Hansen; 14. Justin Regnerus; 15. Jake Masters; 16. Chad Palmer; 17. Bob Staiert; 18. Justin Bromert; 19. Mathias Lux.
By Jerry MackeyWEST LIBERTY, Iowa (July 16) – Saturday’s action at the West Liberty Raceway included a 40-lap main event for the iWireless IMCA Late Models for the Ideal Ready Mix Tri-Track Challenge.The night belonged to Muscatine’s Chad Holladay as Holladay charged in to the race lead at the green flag and went on to lead all 40 laps en route to a very impressive win which saw him lap up to the seventh place finisher.The 40 laps went caution-free as Holladay built a half-lap lead over second place finisher Scott Fitzpatrick.Holladay stated in victory lane, “ This Gheer’d up car was totally awesome and this is the biggest win of my racing career.”Justin Kay nipped Joel Callahan at the finish line for third.The Performance Concepts IMCA Modifieds brought another outstanding field of cars to West Liberty. Kay made a rare appearance in the class and advanced from the 12th position start to take the lead on lap number 10 en route to the feature win.Kay scored the win ahead of Jonathan Houston and Chris Zogg.The Weikert Iron & Metal IMCA Northern SportMod feature belonged to Dalton Simonsen. The season point leader advanced from a fifth row start and took the lead on lap 10 on his way to victory. Jarrett Brown crossed under the checkers in second ahead of Troy Phillpott.David Brandies scored his second feature win in as many weeks at the West Liberty Raceway in the Kile Motorsports IMCA Stock Cars. Brandies got out front early and scored the win ahead of Johnny Spaw and Greg Gill.The Mach-1 Sport Compact feature was another nail biter for the second week in a row. Cody VanDusen took the 10-lap US 6 Bodyworks Sport Compact win ahead of Jason KlerkDerus.On Saturday, July 23, the Muscatine County Fair will be in full swing as the Fair Board will present racing action with a full program of IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing. Hot laps will get underway at 6:30 p.m.
AUBURN, Mich. (July 22) – A.J. Ward made another visit to victory lane following the Friday night Main Street Seed and Supply IMCA Modified main event at Tri-City Motor Speedway.The father and son duo of Rusty Zeigler and Ken Zeigler, each of who won their respective heat races earlier in the evening, started on the front row for the 20-lap feature.Rusty Zeigler led the first three laps until Matt Szecsodi made his way by.Szecsodi was well in front of the field when the caution flag waved on lap 12. This allowed Ward, who had fought his way from 10th starting to second, to line up on Szecsodi’s rear bumper on the restart.Ward made what proved to be the winning pass on lap 14 and cruised to the checkered flag. Szecsodi finished second ahead of Todd Matheson, Heath Grizzle and Ken Zeigler.
IMCA Modifieds – 1. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D., 1,154; 2. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 1,151; 3. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 1,143; 4. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 1,115; 5. Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb., 1,080; 6. Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev., 1,074; 7. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., 1,055; 8. Bryce Garnhart, Shannon, Ill., 1,031; 9. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 1,029; 10. Clinton Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 1,024; 11. Brandon Hood, McGregor, Texas, 1,016; 12. Scott R. Smith, Davenport, Neb., 1,013; 13. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 1,006; 14. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 988; 15. Tom Berry Jr., Medford, Ore., 983; 16. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 970; 17. Jesse Rogotzke, Sanborn, Minn., 944; 18. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 942; 19. Steven Bowers Jr., Topeka, Kan., 927; 20. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 910.IMCA Late Models – 1. Todd Cooney, Des Moines, Iowa, 787; 2. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 775; 3. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 773; 4. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 757; 5. Rob Toland, Colona, Ill., 739; 6. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, Iowa, 715; 7. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 686; 8. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 676; 9. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, Iowa, 668; 10. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 641; 11. Paul Nagle, Nevada, Iowa, 611; 12. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, 610; 13. John Emerson, Waterloo, Iowa, 598; 14. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, Iowa, 591; 15. Bryce Carey, Nashua, Iowa, 576; 16. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 570; 17. Kirby Schultz, Albia, Iowa, 566; 18. Bobby Toland, Cordova, Ill., 562; 19. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 545; 20. Curtis Glover, Runnells, Iowa, 534.IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 770; 2. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 736; 3. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 732; 4. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 729; 5. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 679; 6. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 665; 7. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 659; 8. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 652; 9. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 631; 10. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 619; 11. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 618; 12. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., 616; 13. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 605; 14. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 592; 15. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 586; 16. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 572; 17. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 568; 18. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 559; 19. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 558; 20. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 549.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa, 1,152; 2. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 1,149; 3. John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa, 1,141; 4. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 1,137; 5. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,106; 6. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 1,100; 7. Chad Bruns, Wakefield, Neb., 1,089; 8. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,073; 9. Kyle Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,067; 10. Justin Nehring, Storm Lake, Iowa, 1,041; 11. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, and Tommy Fose, Delphos, Kan., both 1,019; 13. Kevin Opheim, Mason City, Iowa, 1,011; 14. Ronnie Warren, Oglesby, Texas, 1,004; 15. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 998; 16. Jerrett Bransom, Burleson, Texas, 989; 17. Joren Boyce, Minot, N.D., and Devin Snellenberger, Pulaski, Wis., both 974; 19. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 959; 20. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 958.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,194; 2. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., 1,141; 3. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,139; 4. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, 1,127; 5. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 1,123; 6. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,093; 7. Zach Olmstead, Overton, Neb., 1,092; 8. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 1,073; 9. Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 1,039; 10. Eric Cross, Salina, Kan., 1,023; 11. Andrew Borchardt, Mason City, Iowa, 1,014; 12. Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 1,002; 13. Justin Wacha, Vinton, Iowa, 1,000; 14. Austin Brauner, Platte Center, Neb., 995; 15. Terry Tritt, York, Neb., 989; 16. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 973; 17. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 964; 18. Ryan Wells, Runnells, Iowa, 953; 19. Daniel Wauters, Iowa City, Iowa, 932; 20. Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, 921.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 1,143; 2. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,142; 3. Trent Roth, Columbus, Neb., 1,122; 4. Erik Laudenschlager, Minot, N.D., 1,117; 5. Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, 1,108; 6. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 1,102; 7. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 1,095; 8. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 1,050; 9. Shane DeVolder, Pacifica, Calif., 1,043; 10. Doug Smith, Lanesboro, Iowa, 1,025; 11. Colby Langenberg, Norfolk, Neb., 1,000; 12. Kyle Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 993; 13. Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, 985; 14. Colby Fett, Algona, Iowa, 972; 15. Lane Cornwell, Newman Grove, Neb., 970; 16. Austen Becerra, Bowen, Ill., 954; 17. Keith Brown Jr., Pittsburg, Calif., 928; 18. Kolton Vogel, Phillipsburg, Kan., 924; 19. Jesse Skalicky, Fargo, N.D., 911; 20. Hunter Parsons, Green Bay, Wis., 894.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,115; 2. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 1,070; 3. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 1,054; 4. Ronnie Bell, Lorena, Texas, 1,052; 5. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 1,042; 6. James Guyton, Moody, Texas, 1,035; 7. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,026; 8. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 879; 9. Sid Kiphen, Gatesville, Texas, 829; 10. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 803; 11. Allen Montgomery, White Settlement, Texas, 745; 12. Kamera McDonald, Keller, Texas, 736; 13. Tyler Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 683; 14. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, and Frank Groves, Shallowater, Texas, both 656; 16. Chris Cogburn, Robinson, Texas, 647; 17. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 640; 18. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 616; 19. Steve Gray, Vernal, Utah, 594; 20. Jeff Shepperd, Waco, Texas, 591.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn., 1,182; 2. Dillon Richards, Beatrice, Neb., 1,165; 3. Jake Newsom, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,114; 4. Alex Dostal, Glencoe, Minn., 1,091; 5. Tyler Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,065; 6. Darwin Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 1,054; 7. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 1,050; 8. Tanner Uehling, Norfolk, Neb., 1,044; 9. Shawn Hein, Beatrice, Neb., 1,025; 10. Levi Heath, Wilton, Iowa, 1,010; 11. Shannon Pospisil, Norfolk, Neb., 1,008; 12. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 952; 13. Ashlee Kelly, Fairmont, Minn., 937; 14. Kaitlin DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 916; 15. Barry Taft, Argyle, Iowa, 867; 16. Dustin Jackson, Oneill, Neb., 857; 17. Mitch Meier, Chilton, Wis., 820; 18. Julia Childs, Weatherford, Texas, 803; 19. Michael Meier, Chilton, Wis., 784; 20. Kimberly Abbott, Camp Point, Ill., 779.
Steven Richardson was the winner of Friday’s DCRP vs. URSS preliminary feature at Dodge City Raceway Park. (Photo by Lonnie Wheatley)By Lonnie WheatleyDODGE CITY, Kan. (June 15) – Steven Richardson reeled in his first career feature win atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval by wiring the field in Friday night’s second annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP vs. URSS 305 Sprint Car Nationals 20-lap preliminary feature.It wasn’t without a threat for the point though, as Luke Cranston closed in past the halfway point and was challenging before getting into the turn two wall.“We’ve been running here a few years now, it feel great to finally get the dub,” Richardson said in victory lane.Ray Seemann was second in the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car prelim. Jake Bubak, Jason Martin and Jake Martens completed the top five.Feature results – 1. Steven Richardson; 2. Ray Seemann; 3. Jake Bubak; 4. Jason Martin; 5. Jake Martens; 6. Koby Walters; 7. Taylor Velasquez; 8. Nick Haygood; 9. Tony Bruce Jr.; 10. Zach Blurton; 11. J.D. Johnson; 12. Austin McLean; 1Chad Koch; 14. Todd Plemons; 15. Tyler Knight; 16. Brian Herbert; 17. Brett Becker; 18. Buddy Tubbs; 19. Kris Moore; 20. Jed Werner; 21. Ty Williams; 22. Luke Cranston; 23. Jordan Knight; 24. Brandy Jones.
FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. (May 4) – Brian Cesar liked the idea of starting up front in the season-opening IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature at 141 Speedway. He liked even better that every lap led was $30. Cesar decided to take charge of the show and led every lap en route to the 20 lap win. Benji LaCrosse already has his new car figured out early, dominating a stacked field of 38 IMCA Modifieds. The win netted him a $990 pay day, which included lap leader money and extra money from Ricky Lemmens. By Greg Aregoni Shaun Bangart won the 15-lap Mach-1 Sport Compact feature. A late caution set up a green, white, checkered finish in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature, won by Ryan Lemieux. Cesar had to take every challenge that former champion Brett Wenzel threw at him. Wenzel used various lines to try and get around Cesar but could never get enough momentum. Cesar took home $910 for the win which included lap leader money. Wenzel settled for second. One hundred and fifty-three cars battled in the lidlifter at Francis Creek.
Share Eric Mayes named GSC Runner of the Week Oct. 4, 2007BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Junior Eric Mayes (Pensacola, Fla.) became the first ever Argonaut Cross Country runner to earn the runner of the week honors in the Gulf South Conference. Mayes finished third in the Gulf Coast Cross Country Stampede this past weekend to help his team to a second place team finish. He covered the 8k (5 mile) run in 27:13, ironically finishing just behind last year’s All-American Michael Padilla. Interestingly, Padilla never won the runner of the week award, despite owning five of the top 10 performances in Argonaut history.Mayes finished last Saturday’s race only behind Travis Stewart (Rutgers) and Padilla (running unattached). Therefore, Eric was officially the 2nd place finisher among the 60 collegiate runners. By finishing ahead of all the runners from a strong Florida Gulf Coast team and all the runners from Regional rival Florida Tech, Mayes earned the respect of the Gulf South Conference voters for runner of the week. Eric previously earned a Second Team All-GSC Selection in 2006, for his performance in the Conference Championships.UWF graduate Michael Padilla never won the award despite finishing his career as an All-American. Padilla had several worthy performances over the last couple of season, but each time he had a great race, someone else had a landmark performance also. However, it was only fitting that Padilla finished five seconds ahead of his former teammate Mayes during the performance that would give the Argos their first ever GSC runner of the week award. Print Friendly Version
The Batesville Varsity Tennis team defeated Franklin Co. 4-1 on Tuesday while the JV won 3-1. On Thursday, Batesville defeated Columbus East 4-1 in varsity action while the JV won 5-0. The varsity will compete in the Columbus North Invitational on Saturday. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.