VINTON, Iowa (May 4) – IMCA officials have announced an amendment to
rules for the rear suspension of
Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods,
which takes effect immediately.
Wording has been added to rules posted on the IMCA website allowing
the use of solid safety chains
securely mounted to the axle housing.
Chains cannot be mounted to any floating device.
“From our standpoint, allowing this chain gets back to how the
division and its rules have evolved over
the past 10 years,” said IMCA
President Brett Root, citing maximum free standing spring height and the
upper spring perch. “Short of us writing more rules, this amendment
makes the most sense.”
Two factors figured in the decision allowing safety chains.
“We were concerned with springs falling out of the back of cars and
the amount of excessive force
the rear suspension is putting on rear
shocks,” Root explained. “It’s our opinion that shocks shouldn’t
as a limiting device. Shocks can be used in that manner but it can be
destructive and an expense to the racer.”
Questions about the rule amendment can be directed to Competition
Director Tom Gutowski at
402 350-6120 or Director of Division
Development Dave Brenn at 785 307-8482.
3/27/2015-Name the Dirt Series
Attention all race fans and drivers,
history has been made! We are proud to announce that four of your area
tracks have come together like never before. US 30 Speedway, Boone
County Speedway, Off Road Speedway and Stuart Raceway in cooperation
with International Motor Contest Association (IMCA) are excited to
announce a new race series to be hosted at these four tracks. The series
will include these IMCA classes: Sport Compact, Hobby Stock, Stock Car,
and Northern SportMod™. This new series will qualify for bonus points
under the rules of IMCA. Each track will host two nights of racing for
the series, with all four classes running when visiting a track,
totaling eight great nights where drivers will earn points towards the
series championship. The new dirt series schedule is as follows:
Thursday, May 21 at US 30 Speedway in Columbus
Saturday, May 23 at Off Road Speedway in Norfolk
Sunday, June 7 at Stuart Raceway in Stuart
Friday, June 19 at Boone County Speedway in Albion
Sunday, July 12 at Stuart Raceway in Stuart
Thursday, July 16 at US 30 Speedway in Columbus
Friday, July 31 at Boone County Speedway in Albion
Saturday, August 15 at Off Road Speedway in Norfolk
race fans and drivers here is where we would like you to get involved.
The tracks’ representatives would like your help in naming this
historic dirt series as well as a slogan to accompany the name that
encompasses the dirt track racing in this region of the country,
(examples) US 30 Speedway, “Home of Thursday Night Thunder,” Boone
County Speedway, “Under the lights…On Friday nights!!,” Stuart Raceway,
“Where families come to race.” The rules are simple, click on the link
below to submit your idea for the name and slogan of the new dirt
series. The deadline to submit your idea is April 10. The
representatives from the four tracks will get together and select a
winner from all that are submitted and the winner will be announced on
our social network sites.
You may ask, what is in it for me? If
you are the winner you will receive two free grandstand passes to all
eight series races and the opportunity to help present the championship
trophies on Saturday, August 15 at the Off Road Speedway in Norfolk.
PLEASE CUT AND PASTE NAME THE DIRT SERIES LINK: http://goo.gl/forms/x85tfe0fXT
Complete series information will be released when the name of the series is released.
Also posted on Facebook
1/29/2015-Shane Thome Memorial Race
It will be held during the Boone County Fair on Tuesday, July 14, 2015.
Pits will open at 5:00 PM, Hot Laps at 6:30 PM, Pit Meeting at 7:00 and
Races begin at 7:30 PM.
No registration fee.
Pit Passes will be
Grand Stand ticket is $10.00.
This event will be a Draw/Redraw.
We will be running IMCA Sport Compact, IMCA Hobby Stock, IMCA Street Stock,
IMCA Northern Sport Mods, IMCA Modified and our normal Late Model Rules.
National and Regional IMCA points will be awarded.
We will list the
payout within the next couple of weeks.
Posted on 1/12/2015 11:57:31 AM (News from I-80)
Nebraska Late Model/Grand National Bragging Rights continues to grow
Nebraska Late Model/Grand National Bragging Rights Championship
continues to grow as the
Dawson County Raceway in Lexington became the
sixth track to join the Bragging Rights Championship.
MalvernBank.com., the Official Bank of Dirt Track Racing has also
stepped up by putting
an additional $1,000. The additional $2,000 will
allow the Championship to pay 10 spots instead of 6.
$2,000 will be used to pay Seventh $650, Eighth $550, Ninth $450 and
So the updated Kosiski Auto Parts/Friesen
Chevrolet/MalvernBank.com Late Model/Grand National
point fund for 2015 will now pay as follows: (1) $1,500 plus the $1,000
the cost of a new GM Crate Engine (2) $1,200 (3) $1,100
(4) $1,000 (5) $900 (6) $800 (7) $650 (8) $550
(9) $450 and (10) $350.
The point fund should help generate some great Late Model/Grand National
racing in Nebraska in 2015.
Posted on 1/8/2015 12:44:04 PM (News from I-80)
Nebraska Late Model/Grand National Bragging Rights Championship
Auto Parts and Friesen Chevrolet working with five Nebraska race tracks
have set up a
Bragging Rights Late Model/Grand National point fund for
the 2015 racing season. Those five
tracks are the Boone County Raceway
US 30 Speedway in Columbus,
the new Off Road Speedway near
Junction Motor Speedway at McCool Junction,
Speedway near Greenwood,
(added 1-12-15, Dawson County Raceway in Lexington).
Kosiski Auto Parts will put in $1,500 to
the point fund with Friesen Chevrolet adding an
engine certificate good
for $1,000 off the cost of a GM Crate Engine. Each race track will
$1,000 into the fund for a total of $6,500 in cash plus the $1,000
The point fund will pay the top six cars in points
as follows: (1) $1,500 plus the $1,000
engine certificate (2) $1,200 (3)
$1,100 (4) $1,000 (5) $900 (6) $800.
A driver can run as many
races as he choses of the approximatly 80 races to be ran at the
tracks, but it is his best 20 point nights that will be used in
calculating his points total.
A minumum of five races from at least two
differrent race tracks must be included in calculating
a drivers best 20
races. (Example: a driver's top 20 races could include 15 races at Off
and five at US30 or any combination as long as at least five races
from two different tracks
are included.) Points can be earned for any
Late Model/Grand National event held at these
five tracks including all
special events. MLRA, CBC and SLMR events are NOT eligible
Late Model/Grand National Bragging Rights purposes.
the Bragging Rights Championship will be awarded for each feature event
(100, 96, 94, 92, 90, 88, 86, 84, 82, etc.). Non qualifiers
will receive 40 points. Tie-breakers
will be determined by most wins,
then seconds, thirds etc. in the twenty races.