September 23, 2020
  • 6:34 pm Nine All-Stars make career first starts in Fast Shafts Invitational
  • 6:20 pm Shouse repeats in Sprint Series of Oklahoma action
  • 6:14 pm Wednesday IMCA Modified winner at BVR earns $1,000
  • 6:12 pm Sweigart blasts past PASS foes at Port Royal Speedway
  • 6:10 pm Bag toss teammates are first champions crowned at Super Nationals

first_imgA total of 145,340 votes were cast. The 28 drivers elected, in balloting conducted through the IMCA Facebook page, represent 13 states. Elected to career sixth All-Star starts were Richie Gustin of Gilman, top vote getter Ricky Thornton Jr. of Adel and A.J. Ward of Ionia, Mich. One hundred and forty-two drivers from 26 states and two Canadian provinces have now been All-Stars. The twenty-eight drivers elected on Super Tuesday to start the Sept. 6 Invitational, during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s, includes first timers Collen Wine­barger of Corbett – also the first driver from Oregon elected to an All-Star race – Braxton Yeager of Green River, Wy., Jeffrey Abbey of Comanche, Texas, Larry Adams of Van Alstyne, Texas, Jeff Aikey of Cedar Falls, Tom Berry Jr. of Newburg, N.D., Tanner Black of Otis, Kan., Brad Smith of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. and Collin Thirlby of Traverse City, Mich. BOONE, Iowa – Nine IMCA Modified drivers make career-first starts while three former race win­ners look for new success in the 16th annual Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. Defending race winner Hunter Marriott of Brookfield, Mo., Ricky Alvarado of Delta, Colo., Kelly Shryock of Fertile and Jason Wolla of Ray, N.D., will all start their fifth All-Star races.center_img Drew Armstrong of Benton, Ark., Steven Bowers Jr. of Topeka, Kan, and Malvern’s Jesse Sob­bing each were elected for the third time while Kyle Brown of Madrid and Zane DeVilbiss of Farming­ton, N.M., both were elected for the fourth.  Second-time All-Stars are Cayden Carter of Oskaloosa, Clay Money of Penokee, Kan., and Joel Rust of Grundy Center.  2015 and 2016 race winner Jimmy Gustin of Marshalltown and William Gould of Calera, Okla., each make their seventh All-Star starts while Tim Ward of Harcourt and 2011 winner Chris Abel­son of Sioux City were both elected for the ninth time.  Completing the starting field of 30 for the $1,000 to win, minimum $200 to start feature will be drivers with the top national point to­tal and the most 40-point feature wins as of Aug. 29 compet­ing at Super Nationals. last_img read more

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first_imgAndy Shouse won a second straight Sprint Series of Oklahoma outing Saturday ay Elk City Speedway. (Photo by Mike Howard)By David Smith Jr.ELK CITY, Okla. (May 13) – Defending series champion Andy Shouse started on the pole and led every lap of Saturday’s Sprint Series of Oklahoma feature at Elk City Speedway.Shouse held onto the point through restarts on the first and fifth laps and had a full straightaway advantage over Tristan Oakes while Blake Dacus and Chad Koch battled for third at midway.Slower cars were not a challenge to the leader over the second half of the race. The reigning IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car national champion never missed a beat and went on to cruise to his second straight series victory and third career with the SSO.Oakes and Dacus finished a career best second and third respectively with eighth starting Koch coming home fourth. Steven Shebester settled for fifth and while Jake Martens started 18th and ended in sixth.For the fourth week in a row, the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products will be in action, coming up this Friday night, May 19, at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore in a co-sanctioned event with the Sprint Series of Texas.Feature results – 1. Andy Shouse; 2. Tristan Oakes; 3. Blake Dacus; 4. Chad Koch; 5. Steven Shebester; 6. Jake Martens; 7. Shayla Waddell; 8; Cody Whitworth; 9. Blake Scott; 10. Blake Green; 11. Loyd Clevenger; 12. Justin Fisk; 13. Todd Schwartz; 14. Jerry Jumper; 15. Warren Fields; 16. Chase Smith; 17. Cody Jarvis; 18. Brandon Long; 19. Justin Mowery.last_img read more

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first_imgALTA, Iowa – A top check of $1,000 along with a berth on the 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot are at stake for IMCA Modifieds vying Wednesday at Buena Vista Raceway.The Modified portion of the Aug. 8 program at Alta is draw/redraw. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts complete the card.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, Iowa State and track points will be awarded.Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:45 p.m. with racing to follow.Pit passes are $25. Grandstand admission is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors, veterans and students. Kids ages 12 and under get in for $2 or with the donation of a non-perishable food item.last_img

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first_imgZach Newlin finished fourth, with Ryan Lynn taking fifth.  PORT ROYAL, Pa. (April 27) – In a performance worthy of his nickname, “Nitro” Nick Sweigart blasted the Pennsylvania Sprint Series field to earn his first victory since 2017 in the 20-lap fea­ture Saturday at Port Royal Speedway.  Flying past competitors on the outside from his 10th starting position, Sweigart took the lead from Jaremi Hanson on lap seven and never looked back, scoring the win by a 1.448-second margin over Jonathan Jones, who passed Hanson in the fourth turn of the final lap.  A stellar field of 39 cars was in the pits and with the large field, Port Royal lead promoter Steve O’Neal added two starting positions to enable 26 cars to race in the feature.  The series returns to action this Saturday, May 4 at Path Valley Speedway and to Port Royal on Saturday, May 11.  Sweigart raced to seven top five finishes last year, including two runner-ups, but he hadn’t visited victory lane since August of 2017 at BAPS Motor Speedway. He had added two more top fives this season and had finished in the top 10 in all five previous PASS IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car events.  PASS representatives raised nearly $300 from team members who purchased decals for former series regular Dylan Shatzer, injured in a recent highway accident.  Nick Sweigart won his first Pennsylvania Sprint Series feature since 2017 with a convincing run to the checkers Saturday at Port Royal Speedway. (Photo by Christi Baker) Feature results – 1. Nick Sweigart; 2. Jonathan Jones; 3. Jaremi Hanson; 4. Zach Newlin; 5. Ryan Lynn; 6. Ken Duke; 7. Drew Ritchey; 8. Colton Hoover; 9. Kassidy Kreitz; 10. Johnny Scar­borough; 11. Devin Adams; 12. Cale Reigle; 13. Nathan Gramley; 14. Reed Thompson; 15. Scott Ellerman; 16. Robert Garvey; 17. Josh Dressley; 18. Doug Dodson; 19. Dylan Proctor; 20. Jay Krout; 21. Dave Wickham; 22. Fred Arnold; 23. Jake Waters; 24. Brett Jaycox; 25. Wally Eshenaur; 26. Kyle Ganoe.last_img read more

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first_img“We’re backyard players,” said Staley, explaining their success as a combination of consistency, timing and adjustment. “You have to play to your opponent,” Brooks said.  They also became the first champions crowned at the 37th annual IMCA Speedway Motors fueled by Casey’s. The tourney field was expanded after the planned field of 32 was quickly filled; Boone Speedway’s Coty Mallicoat said he’d received another 20 or so emailed inquiries after that.  BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 1) – Tim Staley and Dustin Brooks came to Boone to enjoy the races and party. Musser and Smith earned $441 for their runner-up efforts. Team Sparky, Cheyenne Hines and Ashton Hubbell, both of Sterling, Ill., finished third and pocketed $294; Fourth place and $147 went to Team Here For the Beer, Darin Nelson and John Thorne, both of Adel. “We’re first annual Super Nationals bag tourney champions,” he added. “We came here to party and watch the races. We’ll go home as Super Nationals champions.  Top four teams in the inaugural Scorezit Bag Tourney presented by BBB Cornhole were from left, champion Team Shocker, Tim Staley and Dustin Brooks; runner-up Team Show me they Money, Dave Musser and Toby Smith; third-place team Sparky Cheyenne Hines and Ashton Hubbell; and fourth-place Team Here For The Beer, Darin Nelson and John Thorne. (Photo by Tom Macht, www.photofinishphoto.com) Forty-nine teams vied and more than 150 games were contested in the inaugural tourney, played out behind the first set of turns at Boone Speedway. Tournament Director Brett Greer oversees about seven such tourneys a year and was impressed with the turnout for the Sunday Fun Day event at Boone.  They defeated the Team Show Me The Money pair of Dave Musser and Toby Smith, both of Boone, 21-11 in a finale broadcast on Facebook Live to earn a $588 top check and a Scorezit scorekeeper  The Muscatine duo, aka Team Shocker, won all seven of their games to capture the title of the first annual Scorezit Fun Day Bag Tourney presented by BBB Cornhole. “It was a good tournament. Hopefully next year it will be even bigger,” he said. All $1,470 received in entry fees was paid back to the top four teams. IMCA, Boone Speedway and MyRacePass also gave prizes to tourney competitors. Scorezit is a division of Wehrs Machine and Racing Products. Pre-orders for The Ultimate Scorekeeper will be taken during the week on Manufacturers’ Row.last_img read more

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first_imgCampos finally managed to beat Towns to the line on lap 21 only to lose the position to Towns the next time around. As the two came to the checkers, Campos edged out Towns by .035 of a second.  It was Campos’ second straight main event win and his third overall of the 2020 sea­son. Towns and Jake Mayden rounded out the top three.  And in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts, it was Jeremy DeGroot cracking the whip in the early go­ings.  DeGroot remained in first place until lap six.  Michael Kennerly became the one to show the way.  Kennerly beat Ricky Ashley to the checkers by a mere .050 seconds for his first win at Cot­tage Grove this season. By Stephanie Deatherage   Austin Petray was quick out of the box in the Karl Kustoms Northern Sport Mod race.  He stayed out in front until lap seven when Hunter Bloom navigated his way past shortly after a re­start.  Bloom went on to pace the field the rest of the distance and scored his third win of 2020 at CGS.   The IMCA Modified feature was a thriller with numerous lead changes and close action all the way to the end.  Paul Rea got to the front first but was quickly passed by Curtis Towns, who then saw Aaron Sheelar drive by.  COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (Aug. 29) – Cottage Grove Speedway raced for the sixth occasion on Saturday, with more than 90 entries from Oregon, Washington, and California making the trip. Sheelar and Towns stayed side-by-side for several laps and traded the lead on three occa­sions. Towns regained first place on lap eight and remained there for some time. Curtis felt some heat in the last 10 laps as John Campos put an enormous amount of pressure on him.   last_img read more

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first_img Sept. 26, 2007BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – After rolling to their to its fourth-straight shutout Sunday, West Florida swept the Gulf South Conference Player of the Week awards with sophomore forward Jodi Galucci receiving her first honor and goal keeper Courtney earning her second Defender of the week decoration.Jones has been in net in each of the four shutouts, accumulating 17 saves without allowing a goal in 378 minutes of action. The sophomore goalkeeper pick up four saves against the Buccaneers en route to her fifth shutout of the season and 16th of her career. The Panama City native is the second Argonaut to win GSC Defender of the Week honors this season, Linda Ganehed the other.Fellow sophomore Jodi Galucci garnered her first career GSC Player of the Week award, recording five points in 6-0 triumph over Barry. Gaulcci started the scoring in the 7th minute of the match and added her fifth goal of the season 30 minutes later. The Stuart, Fla. picked up her team-leading 15th point of the season before halftime after placing a drop pass to Kristin Rhodes’ for her first goal this season.The Argonauts will begin Gulf South Conference play when they host 25h ranked Ouachita Baptist on Friday night at the UWF Soccer Complex with kickoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m. following the men’s game. Print Friendly Version Share West Florida first GSC team to Sweep 2007 Player of Week Awardslast_img read more

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first_imgPhoto: DCSODearborn County, In. — The Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department needs your help to find a missing 17-year-old girl last seen Monday afternoon.A report from the sheriff’s department says Whitley Sierra McCabe was last seen around 2:10 p.m. walking in a filed in the 7600 block of York Ridge Road. She is described as 5-feet 4-inches tall, 150 pounds, brown hair and blue eyes. She was wearing a pink and blue hooded sweatshirt, black shorts and work boots.Any information about McCabe can be left by calling 812-537-3431.last_img

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first_imgIn a recent article in the Indianapolis Star, Matt Painter of Purdue, was discussing his desire to find a graduate transfer to replace the graduating Ryan Cline and NBA draft eligible Carson Edwards.According to the NCAA, players with one year of eligibility left after graduation can transfer to a college that offers them a certain academic program that they cannot get at the university they are attending.  This is a major joke.   This is just the college version of the NBA draft.The NCAA seems to look the other way when these players transfer.  You cannot tell me that any major college does not offer a program in their graduate school that these players could use.  They are simply looking for a quick way to reach the NCAA Final Four.  Every major college program wants to do this, but there are only so many good players available in any given year.What it boils down to is–what chance your college has of making the NCAA.  That is where these players want to go!  Until the NCAA clamps down, more power to the programs that find these players.last_img read more

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