OSHKOSH, Wis. – It’s the final laps of the 2013 racing season at Oshkosh Speedzone. After an exciting and successful season at the 1/3-mile clay oval, the raceway is ready to determine a new class of champions. First up tonight (Friday, Aug. 30) is the LaSaure’s Banquet Hall season championship night at the races. Season-long point battles will come to an end and the champions in each of the five weekly divisions will be named. The point battles in three classes are exceptionally tight and will likely not be settled until the final checker flag drops.The Automotive Supply Company IMCA Modifieds have seen the Jerovetz family atop the standings for most of the year as cousins Troy and Sean Jerovetz have fought tooth and nail for the title. Sean, by virtue of his win last week, managed to put a five point gap between himself and Troy. Both drivers have a solid cushion on Marcus Yarie who sits third in the standings, so the outcome is all but assured the Jerovetz name will be on the championship trophy. The only question remains is what the first name will be.Todd Wiese simply needs to attend the awards banquet to claim his title in the Hansel Trucking IMCA Northern SportMods.In the Outlaw Chassis Grand Nationals, Brian Henry has a slim two point gap on Larry Richards. Two points is also the difference between point leader Richard Garb and Jerry Kope in the Total Power Sales Street Stocks.In the Ellington Mutual Insurance Dirt Devils, Mike Montie is basically one more finish away from winning the title.More than 100 cars are expected to be in attendance for championship night with the first green flag set to wave at 7 p.m. Regular event pricing is in effect as family friendly admission is $10 for adults with young fans ages 11 through 15 admitted for just $5. Children ages 10 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.
LINCOLN, Neb. (March 2) – One of the longest partnerships in all of motorsports continues this season as Speedway Motors continues its invaluable role as title sponsor of the IMCA Weekly Racing Series. America’s Oldest Speed Shop, located in Lincoln, Neb., has been affiliated with IMCA since 1950 and returns in the second of another five-year program benefitting sanctioned tracks and drivers alike. “We have supported IMCA for well over half a century now and continue to be excited about this relationship,” said Speedway Motors founder and chairman of the board Bill Smith. “It’s more important than ever to keep weekly dirt track racing safe, fun and affordable for the grassroots racer. IMCA has done a great job of supporting racers by maintaining common sense rules and a strong network of tracks across the country.”Speedway Motors again provides jackets, tech official shirts, flags and banners, plus discounts on tech inspection equipment, to help IMCA tracks defray costs of their weekly shows. And drivers completing rookie application forms receive $100 gift cards from Speedway Motors following career-first feature wins in their respective divisions in 2014. Eighty-seven rookies received gift cards from Speedway Motors last season. Notably, Speedway Motors also returns as title sponsor of Super Nationals. More than 850 cars and nearly 30,000 fans will converge on Boone Speedway for the 32nd annual event this Sept. 1-6.Post-season awards are also part of the Speedway Motors program as the highest eligible finisher in Modified and Stock Car regional standings, and Northern SportMod and Southern SportMod national standings all receive a pair of Tru Coil springs.Drivers in all four divisions must fill out and return the sign-up form they receive in decal packets to be eligible.The original five-year Weekly Racing Series agreement with Speedway Motors covered the 2008-2012 race seasons. The current pact runs through 2017. The Speedway Motors website is www.speedwaymotors.com. “This season, the Speedway program will unveil a new design for the tech official and promoter apparel, yet continue to brand IMCA sanctioned tracks with their signature look. In addition, a new crop of rookie racers in all divisions will vie for $100 gift cards when seeking their first win of the season,” said Kevin Yoder, director of marketing for IMCA. “Speedway Motors continues to have a fresh take on their involvement with IMCA and our sanctioned tracks.”
AMES, Iowa – A company with a long association with IMCA continues its program of special events awards for three sanctioned divisions in 2017.Bob Harris Enterprises of Ames, Iowa, again gives two free shock rebuilds to top 10 finishers at each of 30 IMCA Modified specials, and at 15 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod specials.A drawing will be held following the regular point season to award Race Tech Info Dirt Chassis School packages to a driver in each division. Drawing winners last year were Joel Rust and Adam Armstrong.Certificates for the shock rebuilds are mailed within a week after special events results are received at the IMCA home office. Race Tech Info seminar certificates go in the mail this fall.Owner Bob Harris has a lengthy association with IMCA and the Modified division, and also promotes the Harris Clash. The 26th annual event is Tuesday, Aug. 8 at Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City. Modifieds will race for $2,000 to win and Northern SportMods for $1,000.Modified winners of features on designated race nights at 10 area tracks will be entered in a 10-lap dash that pays $500 to win.“I have had a great working relationship with IMCA since the beginning. I applaud IMCA for doing their best at creating a level field which creates great racing,” Harris said. “The IMCA customers are terrific to work with and support. It is a privilege to be able to give back to such a great group.”Information about the Race Tech Info chassis schools, set-up DVDs and shock rebuilds is available by calling 515 292-9200 and at the www.bobharrisent.com website.The 2017 season is Bob Harris Enterprises’ sixth as an IMCA sponsor.“There are many avenues through which IMCA drivers can get shocks repaired and BHE is certainly one with an outstanding history of success,” observed IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “There are so many services Bob offers that can help make a racer faster that it makes sense to tap into that wealth of knowledge whenever possible.”
KENNEDALE, Texas – IMCA Modifieds and Scoggin-Dickey Southern SportMods race for $1,500 to win, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars both for $1,000 to win at Kennedale Speedway Park’s Summit Racing Equipment Showdown special Sept. 28-30.The Modified winner will be added to the ballot for the 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. Minimum start money is $200 and entry fee is $50 for all four divisions.Gates open at 5 p.m. and registration and practice run from 6-9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28. Pit passes are $20 and there is no grandstand admission.On Friday, gates open at 4 p.m. and qualifying starts at 7 p.m. Grandstand admission is $13 for adults, $10 for seniors and military, $5 for kids ages 6-11 and free for five and under.Gates open at 4 p.m. Saturday and racing is at 6 p.m. Spectator admission is $16 for adults, $10 for seniors and military, $5 for kids 6-11 and free for five and under.Pit passes are $35 Friday and Saturday. Cars running Saturday only will start behind drivers who competed on Friday.A pre-entry form is posted at the www.raceksp.com website.
The California challenger tried several times to make a pass underneath or around the outside, but each time Winebarger thwarted those advances. Unfortunately, the two touched briefly in turn one on lap 32, resulting in Winebarger spinning. By Ben Deatherage After runner-up finishes in each of the last two series events, Kellen Chadwick was the Monday night Wild West IMCA Modified Shootout winner at Cottage Grove Speedway. (Photo by Josh Ryan) Winebarger looked primed to three-peat, setting a rapid pace from his outside pole start and building a huge lead over the rest of the field. Winebarger went to the tail of the field, Chadwick inherited the lead with three laps to go and held onto the top spot the rest of the way to win collect his fifth career Wild West Shootout victory. Chadwick ended Collen Winebarger’s winning streak at two with the $1,000 victory, putting his name of the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot in the process. COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (June 24) – After runner-up finishes each of the last two nights, Kellen Chadwick stood on the top step of the podium following Monday evening’s Wild West IMCA Modified Shootout at Cottage Grove Speedway. The leader encountered heavy lapped traffic in the final half of the main event and began to come under pressure from the second-running Chadwick. Bricen James, Shane DeVolder, defending series champion John Campos and Matthew Drager completed the top five. The highest car count through the first four events was hit with 42 drivers making the journey to the historic quarter-mile, representing five states and one Canadian province. Feature results – 1. Kellen Chadwick; 2. Bricen James; 3. Shane Devolder; 4. John Campos; 5. Matthew Drager; 6. Curtis Towns; 7. Aaron Sheelar; 8. Jeffrey Hudson; 9. Mark Carrell; 10. Jake Mayden; 11. Derick Young; 12. Paul Rea; 13. Eston Whisler; 14. Jeff Faulkner; 15. Jimmy Lipke; 16. Geoff Morris; 17. Collen Winebarger; 18. Grey Ferrando; 19. Ryan Lauer; 20. Jake Pike.
Complementing next week’s tour events, IMCA Modifieds and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods are at Deer Creek Speedway on Tuesday, Aug. 4 for the 29th annual Harris Clash. The Aug. 3 show at Spencer boasts a $1,000 to win, 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying feature. Pit gates and the grandstand open at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow for the 97th event in the tour’s 10-plus seasons. SPENCER, Iowa – Three races over the course of four nights are next for IMCA Modifieds following the Speed Shift TV Dirt Knights Tour, starting Monday at Clay County Fair Speedway. And Modifieds get top billing at Park Jeff’s big Iron Cup special on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7 and 8. Fairmont Raceway’s Aug. 5 Bob Shryock Memorial and Kossuth County Speedway’s Aug. 6 Denny Hovenga Memorial are headlined by $1,000 to win, All-Star ballot qualifiers as well. All Dirt Knights events are broadcast by Speed Shift TV. Point leader Ethan Braaksma of Newton won the first two events, at Park Jefferson Speedway and Buena Vista Raceway. Joel Rust of Grundy Center was the tour winner Tuesday at Hancock County Speedway. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts complete Monday, Wednesday and Thursday night cards. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and racing follows 7 p.m. hot laps at Fairmont. Algona opens the gates at 5:30 p.m. and also hot laps at 7 p.m.
The opening week’s pairings were announced for the 44th Annual IHSAA Girls Basketball State Tournament presented by the Indiana Fever and Indiana Pacers.Sectional games are scheduled to begin Tuesday, Jan. 29, and run through Saturday, Feb. 2, with the regional round slated for Feb. 9 and semi‐states on Feb. 16. The four state championship games that make up the state finals will be played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday, Feb. 23. 012019.GBBPairingsArea Girls Basketball Sectional PairingsClass 1A Sectional 60 @ Waldron.Tuesday (1-29): 7 PM-Oldenburg Academy vs. Morristown.Wednesday (1-30): 6 PM-Jac‐Cen‐Del vs. Rising Sun.Following-Hauser vs. Southwestern Shelbyville.Friday (2-1): 6 PM-Waldron vs. Tuesday’s Winner.Following-Wednesday’s Winners.Saturday (2-2): 7:30 PM-Championship-Friday’s Winners.Class 2A Sectional 45 @ South Decatur.Tuesday (1-29): 6 PM-Milan vs. North Decatur.Following-South Decatur vs. South Ripley.Friday (2-1): 6 PM-Switzerland County vs. Tuesday’s Game 1 Winner.Following-Southwestern Hanover vs. Tuesday’s Game 2 Winner.Saturday (2-2): 7:30 PM-Championship-Friday’s Winners.Class 3A Sectional 29 @ Lawrenceburg.Tuesday (1-29): 7 PM-Rushville vs. Batesville.Wednesday (1-30): 6 PM-South Dearborn vs. Lawrenceburg.Following-Franklin County vs. Madison.Friday (2-1): 6 PM-Greensburg vs. Tuesday’s Winner.Following-Wednesday’s Winners.Saturday (2-2): 7:30 PM-Championship-Friday’s Winners.Class 4A Sectional 14 @ Columbus East.Tuesday (1-29): 6 PM-Bloomington North vs. East CentralFollowing-Shelbyville vs. Columbus North.Friday (2-1): 6 PM-Bloomington South vs. Tuesday’s Game 1 Winner.Following-Columbus East vs. Tuesday’s Game 2 Winner.Saturday (2-2): 7:30 PM-Championship-Friday’s Winners.Listen to WRBI for our area Girls Basketball Sectional games and updates.
Greensburg, In. — Honda Manufacturing of Indiana recently awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry a grant for $7,500 to be used to serve Indiana residents. These funds will help Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry pay processing fees for large game and livestock donations within Indiana. The processed meat will then be given to area hunger-relief agencies.Founded in 2011, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry is asking area hunters and farmers to take their large game or livestock to a participating meat processor. The donation will be processed, packaged and frozen at no cost (plus, farmers may write off the fair market value on their taxes). Local hunger-relief agencies will be contacted for pick up and distribution of this nutritious protein back into the community. “We are very excited about our “Meat” the Need program, “said Debra Treesh, Executive Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry, “and we’re pleased that Honda is continually willing to make an investment in our communities.”Lack of food does not only affect the homeless or unemployed. The economy may be showing signs of improvement but many hardworking Hoosiers are still living paycheck to paycheck, regularly having to choose between paying bills, obtaining medicine or buying groceries. In these homes, an unexpected bill of any sort (like a major car repair or medical bill) can throw an already tight budget into a downward spiral. According to Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap, 31% of working Indiana residents who are food insecure do not qualify for food-assistance programs. These residents have to turn to charitable food assistance networks such as food banks, pantries, hunger ministries, etc… And the hardest commodity for food banks to obtain? Protein, a nutrient that is part of every cell in your body and vital to brain/body development.More than 300,000 Indiana children have no idea where their next meal is coming from…“The grant provided by Honda Manufacturing of Indiana will pay to process about 5,500 pounds of donated large game and livestock, which will then be distributed to area hunger-relief agencies – providing over 22,000 meals to residents in need within our communities,” said Treesh. In the last seven years, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has helped to distribute approximately 1.2 million pounds of meat to Indiana food banks, providing over 4.8 million meals to Hoosiers in need. “To date, we have 83 participating meat processors working within 85 counties in Indiana to aid us in our mission and to ensure residents in need are served,” shared Amber Zecca, Fund Development Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry. “We’re proud to support “Meat” the Need,” said Emily Flanigan, Communications and Community Relations Lead. “Health & Safety is one of our four core areas of giving, and this program addresses food insecurity throughout Indiana. We’re happy to impact the lives of those who will receive the 22,000 meals provided by our grant funding.”On average, the cost of this donated meat is about $1.30 per pound, which is less than $.30 per meal! For more information about how you can help, please click here.
Washington D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump announced Gov. Eric J. Holcomb as one of the 25 members of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board.“Ensuring our country has a skilled and ready workforce is the defining issue of the decade, and we don’t have a day to waste. I’m honored to be able to share Indiana’s story with the nation,” Gov. Holcomb said. “But for all our progress, we still have a long way to go. Cracking this code will demand the greatest focus and collaboration, and I am excited to join the nation’s top leaders in this endeavor.”Established by executive order, this board will work directly with the National Council for the American Worker, leveraging the knowledge of its members to develop and implement a strategy to revamp the American workforce to better meet the challenges of the 21st century.Read more from the U.S. Department of Commerce by clicking here.
Baseball Area Sectional Championship ScoresMonday (5-27)Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ Jac-Cen-Del.Semi-Finals.Oldenburg Academy over Hauser 3-2.Rising Sun defeated South Decatur 8-0.Championship.Rising Sun wins over OA 6-0.Class 2A-Sectional 45 @ South Ripley.Championship.Austin victorious against Southwestern 2-1.Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ South Dearborn.Championship.The host Knights win big over Madison 16-1.Class 4A-Sectional 14 @ East Central.Championship.In The Battle of Columbus-East over North 5-3.