By Scott Owen SHAWANO, Wis. (May 24) – Cody Hudson won his first career IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature while Kyle Frederick remained unbeaten in IMCA Sunoco Stock Car action Friday at Shawano Speedway. The rookie Hudson, last season’s Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod track champion at Shawano, started outside the first row in the feature and never looked back. He led all 20 laps en route to the victory. The best action of the race was behind the leader. John Berna held off Marcus Yarie to come home in second, while Jamie Schmidt, Johnny Whitman, and Jerry Wilinski had a spirited battle for positions fourth through sixth. Ray DePew drove like a man possessed during the opening laps of the Stock Car main. DePew took the lead on lap one using the high groove to his advantage while Vern Stedjee and BJ Giese applied early pressure. John Heinz passed Giese to move into second then caught DePew for the lead on lap six. DePew passed Heinz back on lap eight to put his machine out in front again. Exiting turn two on the following lap Heinz moved to the inside of DePew. The two cars made contact as they raced down the back stretch. Giese capitalized on the contact out front to grab the lead. On lap ten, with Giese leading, Frederick moved to the second spot. Giese continued to run the high line through the turns to stay out in front of the race. rederick stayed right with Giese. On lap 19, Frederick made the pass on Giese to take over the lead. Frederick scored the victory, his third in a row to open the season and Giese finished a strong second. Mike Schmidt took third after DePew spun on the final lap.The Northern SportMod feature saw Jordan Barkholtz grab the lead on the opening lap. Jason Jach, Lucas Lamberies, Tracy Wassenberg and Joey Taycher quickly joined Barkholtz in a five-car breakaway. Taycher, Barkholtz and Jach went three-wide for the lead on lap eight with Taycher using the outside pass near the wall to take the lead in the race.Barkholtz continued to run in second. A caution after a wild spin by Kevin Bethke on the front stretch slowed the race on lap 10. Wassenberg also pulled off the track during the caution due to mechanical woes. As the race resumed Taycher continued to lead with Lucas Lamberies in second. Taycher went on to score his first win of the year followed by Lamberies, Jach, and a strong fourth place finish by Brandon Nygaard. Racing will continue next Saturday night with a 6:30 p.m. start time. Spectator Eliminators will be back in action. More information is available online at www.shawanospeedway.net
VINTON, Iowa – The IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season for IMCA Late Models begins with weekend events April 24-26.Friday sanctions are at Davenport Speedway, Farley Speedway and the Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway in Des Moines.Saturday venues include Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Independence Motor Speedway, Jackson County Speedway in Maquoketa, Shelby County Speedway in Harlan and West Liberty Raceway.Running on Sundays are Dubuque Speedway and Quad City Speedway in East Moline, Ill.Sunday Series dates are scheduled at Benton County Speedway in Vinton and Stuart Speedway.The Late Model point season ends on Sunday, Aug. 30.
By Jeremy FoxOSKALOOSA, Iowa (April 15) – Mother Nature ruled last week, but Frostbuster winner Danny Thrasher picked up right where he left off two weeks ago at Southern Iowa Speedway.Thrasher led the distance and held off several challenges from Jamie Songer to take the Pepsi Cola IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock win Wednesday evening. Bill Bonnett got by Songer for second coming to the checkers.Jacob Murray scored the Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds victory despite the best efforts of hard-charging Carter VanDenBerg and Jimmy Gustin.Zack Vanderbeek worked his way from seventh starting to second and finally made the pass of Damon Murty for the Budweiser IMCA Stock Car lead on lap eight.Vanderbeek held on to win despite a restart with four circuits to go. Cayden Carter got by Damon Murty on lap 15 to take second.Fifth starting Curtis VanDerWal took the lead at the start and pulled away from the pack in topping the KBOE Radio Northern SportMod main event.Brett Lowry ran second the entire distance. Brayton Carter was third.Trent Orwig made what proved to be the right move on lap 10 to take the Mach-1 Sport Compact win. Bill Whalen Jr. settled for second and Matt Moore completed the top three.Next Wednesday will be the draw/redraw Southern Iowa Chassis Hobby Stock Special. Hobby Stocks will race for $500 to win.
By Jerry MackeyWEST LIBERTY, Iowa (June 18) – West Liberty Raceway held a full program of IMCA Weekly Racing on Saturday night on a beautiful night for racing.The IMCA iWireless IMCA Late Model 25-lapper saw 44-year racing veteran Ron Boyse take off from the front row and lead the race until lap 18 when Andy Eckrich put his no. 56 into the lead for good. Eckrich stretched out the lead in taking a comfortable win over Boyse and Kyle Hinrichs.The Performance Concepts IMCA Modifieds continue to provide the fans with very exciting racing. Saturday night was no exception as local favorite Kurt Kile made the winning pass coming to the checkers taking the win ahead of Dakota Hayden. Larry Herring came from mid-pack to take third.The Weikert Iron & Metal IMCA Northern SportMod main belonged to Tim Plummer. Plummer went to the low side early and quickly shot to the front en route to an impressive win over Brett Lowry and Dalton Simonsen.David Brandies debuted a new Kile Motorsports IMCA Sunoco Stock Car and parked his new ride in victory lane following the 15-lap feature. Brandies fought off constant challenges by Johnny Spaw in taking the win.Jason KlerkDerus went into the pits early to change a tire and came from dead last to take the lead on the white flag on his way to the 10-lap US 6 Bodyworks Mach-1 Sport Compact feature win. A very close second went to Cody VanDusen.
ARLINGTON, Minn. (June 18) – Michael Stien was the second and final leader in Saturday’s 95.7 the Rock IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature.Justin Allen was the early frontrunner until a yellow came out on lap five. On the restart, the seventh starting Stien got by for the lead. Allen stayed right on his tail throughout the race to take second and Jesse Cripe was third.A late caution gave Clint Hatlestad the chance he was waiting for as he passed Tyler Limoges on the last lap to win the MN 93 IMCA Modified main. Limoges was the runner-up while Tyler Mecl of Arizona took third from his 12th place start.Dan Mackenthun edged past Jeff McCollum on lap 11 to take the B & B Racing Chassis IMCA Stock Car lead with Ken Tietz alongside. In the end, Mackenthun won with Tietz taking second ahead of McCollum.The Premier Logistics IMCA Hobby Stocks saw a repeat winner as Cory Probst worked his way to the front from 10th starting. Matt Olson and Brian Loscheider rounded out the top three.Kris Zuhlsdorf started 11th and prevailed in the caution-marred Unhinged Pizza IMCA Northern SportMod feature. Tim Bergerson was second and third was Tony Rialson.The Coors Light IMCA Sport Compacts saw a repeat feature winner in Kyren Porter. She ran second for the duration of the laps and was promoted to first when the apparent winner was disqualified in post-race tech. Taking second was Alan Lahr and third went to Scott Porter.
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Contingency awards from RAM Clutches go to drivers in four IMCA divisions again in 2020. “The RAM program has consistently rewarded racers each year for nearly a decade and will continue to do so in 2020,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder commented. “They are proud of their sponsorship affiliation with IMCA and we are equally grateful for that support of our racers.” “RAM is very proud to be back as a sponsor for these IMCA divisions. We are happy to support this great group of racers and watch as young and old alike achieve their dreams of racing on both the local and national levels,” said RAM’s Mike Norcia. Information about RAM products is available at the www.ramclutches.com website, on Facebook or by calling 803 788-6034. Top five eligible drivers in both regions for Stock Cars and for Hobby Stocks, and national Northern SportMod and Southern SportMod standings will receive those certificates at the IMCA awards banquet in November or by mail in December. RAM is in its eighth year as an IMCA sponsor. Drivers in all four divisions are required to display two RAM decals on their race car, compete with a RAM manual transmission and return a completed sign-up form to the IMCA home office by Aug. 1 to be eligible. The Columbia, S.C., manufacturer gives $50 product certificates to IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod competitors.
Indianapolis, In. — A bill authored by Republican state senator from Oldenburg, Jean Leising that would allow minors to receive pregnancy-related care today passed the Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services by a bipartisan vote of 10-1.Senate Bill 352 would allow minors who are at least 16 years old to consent to healthcare if they are pregnant, in labor or postpartum.“Many young women are coming into hospitals across our state to deliver a child, but they are unable to receive basic care unless the situation becomes serious because their parents or guardian are not present,” Leising said. “Not all pregnant minors have parental support. For the safety of the mother and baby, we need to make sure these women are able to consent to necessary care, as Indiana already has high maternal and infant mortality rates.”According to America’s Health Rankings by the United Health Foundation, Indiana’s maternal mortality rate was twice the national average in 2018. The report also found that 7.4 infant deaths occurred per 1,000 live births in 2018 compared to 5.9 infant deaths per 1,000 live births nationwide.SB 352 will now move to the full Senate for consideration.
Monday 4/8OA won over Union County 5-0.Tuesday 4/9OA blanked Greensburg 5-0.Courtesy of Twisters Coach Mark Wilder.
Batesville Volleyball kicked off the season with a win against the Milan Indians Saturday, August 17. Our goal this year is to not limit ourselves and to never be satisfied. This win was important to set the tone for a winning season and The Dogs came out and dominated. Score were 25-15, 25-12, 25-13.Next match is Monday, August 19th at South Ripley High School.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kateri Paul.The Batesville JV Volleyball Team picked up a decisive win over Milan on Saturday winning by the scores 25-13, 25-6.Consistent passing and aggressive net play set the tone for the match. Leading the way from the service line was Regina Gerstbauer with 18 points while connecting on 19 of her 20 serves. Naia Bustinza chipped in 9 service points while going perfect on all 11 of her attempts. Brayleigh Patterson earned 4 kills followed closely by Shelby Westerfeld with 3 at the net. Sydnee Schaefer was tops in digs and serve reception with 4 and 6 respectively.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Shelly Prickel.
The North Decatur Middle School Boys Cross Country meet vs. Morristown and St. Mary’s was a great meet. Although we did not have enough runners to compete as a team all the boys placed well and all set new personal records.Mason Burkhart placed 3rd with a PR of 13:12. Hunter Lowe placed 8th with a PR of 14:00. Kamron Benson placed 9th with a PR of 14:05.The Girls Cross Country meet versus Morristown and St. Mary’s was a great meet. We did not have enough runners to place as a team, but we did have personal records set by all athletes. Madi Allen placed 2nd with a PR of 13:22. Kara Lowe placed 11th with a PR of 16:45. Kendall Hostkoetter placed 12th with a PR of 16:54. Cecilia Barber placed 21st with a PR of 20:23. Courtesy of Chargers Coach Scott Morris.