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 
be used 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

Now 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.


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 $25.00. 
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

The 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.
 In addition 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.
The additional $2,000 will be used to pay Seventh $650, Eighth $550, Ninth $450 and Tenth $350.

So the updated Kosiski Auto Parts/Friesen Chevrolet/MalvernBank.com Late Model/Grand National
Bragging Rights point fund for 2015 will now pay as follows: (1) $1,500 plus the $1,000 certificate off
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

Kosiski 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 in Albion,
                     US 30 Speedway in Columbus,
                     the new Off Road Speedway near Norfolk,
                     Junction Motor Speedway at McCool Junction,
                     I-80 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
put $1,000 into the fund for a total of $6,500 in cash plus the $1,000 engine certificate.
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
five 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 Road,
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
events for Late Model/Grand National Bragging Rights purposes.

Points for the Bragging Rights Championship will be awarded for each feature event as follows;
(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.