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HAYS, KS (May 4)—Over 130 race teams returned to RPM Speedway in Hays, KS, for
racing action on Saturday evening, May 4.
Mike Petersilie jumped out to the early lead in the S & W Supply IMCA
Modified A-feature, with Rodger Peck and ‘Smokin’ Joe Cleveland in tow. But after a
lap 7 caution, Petersilie ran over some debris, ending his night, along with Marty Clark
and Bill Albin. Peck then led the field back to green, but was passed one lap later
by ‘The Terminator’ Travis Sherfick of Wakeeney. On lap 10, ‘Dynamite’ Dylan
Sherfick passed his older brother, only to have the caution wave, giving Travis the lead
back on the restart. Travis then held off Dylan the rest of the distance to score the win.
Cody Gearhart finished third, followed by Corey Lagroon and Nate Moore. ‘Rapid’
Ronnie Hill won the B-feature, with Travis and Dylan winning heat races, along with
Mike Nichols of Harlan, IA, made the long haul pay off with a win in the
Advantage Glass Plus IMCA Stock Car feature, his second at Hays this season. Pat
Bedore led the opening lap, then was passed by Jason Davis. Jason Rogers took the lead
after a lap 4 caution and led through lap 9. Then at the halfway mark of the 20-lap race,
Nichols made the winning pass and held on to the checkers. Rogers finished a close
second, followed by B.J. Wagoner, Jeff Tubbs and Shaylon Holloway. Heat race
winners included Vanover, Nolan Remus, Nichols and Tubbs.
Clay Money led the first 2 laps of the Golden Plains Trucking IMCA Northern
Sport Mod main event, then was passed by Blaine Walt on lap 3. Walt led the 24-car
field through lap 12, when hometown driver
WAKEENEY, KS (May 5)—Racing action returned to Wakeeney (KS) Speedway
Sunday evening, May 5, with over 80 race teams in competition.
After finishing second to older brother Travis Saturday night at RPM Speedway
in Hays, KS, ‘Dynamite’ Dylan Sherfick redeemed himself to pick up the IMCA
Modified feature win at his hometown track Sunday night. John Fose led the first 3 laps
before Troy Plummer assumed command. After a caution on lap 9, Dylan took the lead
on the restart and held the lead the second half of the race for a trip to victory lane.
Plummer was second, with Mike Petersilie edging out heat one winner Fose for third.
Brian Calhoon rounded out the top five. Dylan Sherfick and Plummer won the other two
‘The Z Man’ Mark Zorn led the first 8 laps of the 20-lap IMCA Stock Car feature
before the caution waved for a stalled car. After the restart, Selden’s Jason Rogers
passed Zorn and drove on for the win. Jeff Tubbs finished in the runner-up spot,
followed by Dalton Bauer, B.J. Wagoner, and heat two winner Zorn. Eric Kinderknecht
won the other heat race.
Colby’s Dustin Daniels took the lead from Mike Appel on lap 5 of the 15-lap
IMCA Northern Sport Mod feature and drove away for a trip to the winner’s circle. Clay
Money kept Daniels in sight but had to settle for second. Appel, ‘The Frye Man’ Tyler
Frye, and ‘Wild’ Willie Wynn completed the top five. Heat race victors were Chris
Heim, Blaine Walt, and Daniels.
Polesitter Roger Garrison led the opening lap in the 15-lap
WAKEENEY, KS (April 28)—Wakeeney (KS) Speedway got in their first regular
season show on Sunday evening, April 28.
The IMCA Hobby Stock feature got off to a rough start as cars were 5 wide
coming out of turn 2 on the opening lap. Brian Stich got caught on the outside with no
where to go and went off the back and rolled. He was okay but done for the night. On
the restart, outside polesitter Daniel Irwin of Hays took the lead at the drop of the green
and held off the remaining 20 cars for the 15-lap event to make his way to the winner’s
circle, the first time Irwin has been there in his career. Heat one winner Cody Ghumm
finished second, followed by Jeromy Wagner, Kirk Karst, and third heat winner ‘Neon’
Leon Pfannenstiel. ‘Bam Bam’ Cody Graham also won a heat race.
Penokee’s Clay Money took advantage of starting on the pole and took a lead he
would not relinquish in a caution filled 15-lap IMCA Northern Sport Mod feature.
Several cautions kept the field bunched up, but each time, Money was up for the occasion
and made his way to the Jason Oil winner’s circle. Chris Heim, Daniel Gottschalk,
Willie Wynn and Brenden Damon rounded out the top five. Heat race winners were
Heim, Wynn, Josh Appel, and Money.
‘Sweet’ Wheat Lippelmann led all 20 laps of the IMCA Stock Car feature. Three
caution flags kept the field close as several drivers challenged Lippelmann. But at the
checkers, Lippelmann was first, trailed by Tyrel Smith, Jason Davis, ‘Spiderman’ Nick
Tubbs and Jason Rogers. Nick Tubbs, Dalton Bauer and Jeff Tubbs were victorious in
the three heat races.
Ryan Heger of Hugoton took
HAYS, KS (April 20)—After a very successful Sunflower Classic at RPM Speedway
in Hays, KS, the regular season opened on Saturday, April 20, with over 110 race teams
ready to battle for track points.
The S & W Supply IMCA Modified A-feature saw Rodger Peck lead the opening
lap before being passed by Mike Petersilie on lap 4. Petersilie was then passed by
Salina’s Corey Lagroon on lap 8 with ‘Smokin’ Joe Cleveland right behind. On lap 15,
Lagroon spun in turn one. But track officials thought contact by Cleveland caused the
spin, so Lagroon was back on point on the restart with Cleveland lined up at the back of
the field. Lagroon was challenged the remaining distance by several drivers but held on
for the win. Kyle Rohleder won the battle for the runner-up spot, followed closely
by ‘The Terminator’ Travis Sherfick, ‘Rapid’ Ronnie Hill and ‘Dynamite’ Dylan
Sherfick. Jason Schoenberger won the B-feature, with heat race wins going to
Cleveland, Dylan Sherfick and Brandon Blochlinger.
The Advantage Glass Plus IMCA Stock Car feature saw good racing all the way
thoughout the pack in the 20-lap event. It was ‘Leadfoot’ Luke Pfannenstiel leading the
opening lap before Jeff Tubbs took over a lead he would not relinquish. The top 7 stayed
close thoughout the race but Tubbs held on for the win. Dustin McClurg won the race
for second, trailed closely by B.J. Wagoner, Scot Granzella and Tyler Tipton. Heat race
victors were Geoff Jermark and Tubbs.
The Golden Plains Trucking Northern Sport Mod A-feature saw Dustin Daniels
dominate the first half of the 20-lap race as he led the field to the halfway mark. But on
lap 16, ‘The Frye Man’ Tyler Frye of Belleville, who started 12th in the 20-car field, got
under Daniels in turn 4 and took control. A late race caution bunched the field but Frye,
who has his sights set on a national championship, helped his cause by being first to the
checkers. Heat one winner Daniels, Cory Struckhoff, heat 2 winner Kurtis Pihl, and
Trenton Kleweno rounded out the top five. Brendon Damon was victorious in the B-
feature. Frye also won a heat race.
A field of 31 Rebel Tank Service IMCA Hobby Stocks competed, and when the
20-car 15-lap A-feature took to the track, it was Aaron Honas of Ellis leading from green
to checkered to score the win. Tommy Fose finished second, with ‘The Wild Child’
Garrett Hager, ‘Neon’ Leon Pfannenstiel and Austin Tammen completing the top five.
‘Bam Bam’ Cody Graham claimed the win in the B-feature, with heat race wins going to
Tammen, Pfannenstiel, Honas, and Cody Ghumm.
Art Herzog of Hays won his second IMCA Sport
WAKEENEY, KS (April 14)—Third time was a charm for Wakeeney (KS) Speedway.
After the Spring Fling was weathered out the previous two attempts, Mother Nature
finally cooperated Sunday, April 14, and over 140 race teams showed up to compete in
the 5 divisions.
Jesse Sobbing of Glenwood, IA, took advantage of his pole starting position as he
took the lead at the drop of the green in the 25-lap IMCA Modified feature. Three
caution flags let the field catch up, but each time Sobbing pulled away and was first to
the checkers and a $1,000 payday. Jason Schoenberger won the race for second,
followed by ‘The Terminator’ Travis Sherfick, Marty Clark and ‘The Wichita Lineman’
Randy Wilson. B-feature winners were Colton Osborn and Rob Day, while Nate Moore,
Jerry Teel, Dylan Sherfick and Tyler Iverson were victorious in the 4 heat races.
Salina’s Scot Granzella took the lead on lap 8 from Michael Meyer in the Dirt
Track Central Great Plains Series IMCA Stock Car main event and went on to score the
win and a $750 winner’s check. Tenth starting Justin Temeyer worked his way through
the field to finish second, with Jeff Tubbs, Meyer, and Mike Nichols rounding out the top
five. Nick Tubbs and Terry Cunningham won the 2 B-features, while Jason Rogers,
Tyler Tipton, Meyer and Granzella were winners in their heat races.
Outside of a caution on lap 1
NORTON, KS (April 13) – Race fans were treated to double features at Elmwood
Park Speedway in Norton, KS, on Saturday, April 13, as 2 make-up sprint car heats and
5 make-up features from a March 30th rainout were run first, followed by a complete
program. When the evening was over, Cody ‘Bam Bam’ Graham of Hays and Beloit’s
Tim Watts made two appearances in victory lane.
In the make-up features, Graham led all 15 laps in the IMCA Hobby Stock main
event to extend his winning streak to 3 as he won two features the previous weekend at
RPM Speedway in Hays. ‘The Wild Child’ Garrett Hager finished second, followed by
Dillon Thompson, Mike Giesenhagen and Theron Martin.
Watts did the same in the IMCA Modified feature as he led all 12 laps and held
off ‘The Wichita Lineman’ Randy Wilson to the checkers. Brian Calhoon, Dave
Pederson and Scott Eaton completed the top five.
Defending IMCA Stock Car track champion Jay Hachmeister of Lenora passed
early leader Dustin McClurg on lap 8 in the 20-lap feature and drove on to the win.
McClurg was second, trailed by Casey Werkmeister, Jason Davis and Michael Dancer.
Cory Struckhoff took the early lead in the
By Kayla Kvacik
Liberal, Kan.-- GT Promotions opened the 2013 race season in southwest Kansas April 12-13 with the Stroker Ace Nationals held at the Liberal Fair Ground Speedway. The Stroker Ace Nationals event featured a $2,500 payout for the IMCA SportMod division (Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Southwest Racing Specialties Southern SportMod) and IMCA Sunoco Stock Car division. Qualifying was held on Friday, with last chance qualifiers and the features being held on Saturday evening for those two divisions. Two non-sanctioned divisions, Hornets and Thunders, ran complete shows both nights, and the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds joined the show on Saturday night.
Thirteen SportMods were scheduled to take the track in Saturday evening's last chance qualifier to fill the final twelve spots of the $2,500 to win A Feature event. It became a battle for position when only eleven cars made the call. Trevor Geist jumped out to an early lead and never looked back.
After Friday night's stock car events, there were still twenty drivers looking to secure a spot in the big show Saturday night. This set up two 10-car, 15-lap last chance qualifiers with the top 6 from each advancing.
In the first last chance qualifier there were a couple cautions early, keeping the field tight allowing for two-wide racing for the top six positions. Kyle Clough and Mike Wilson fought for the lead the beginning of the race, with Clough winning the battle and extending his lead to win the qualifier. Wilson finished second. Other qualifiers were Raegan Sellard, Cody Williams, Pat Bedore and Jody York.
The second stock car last chance qualifier saw Casey Woken jump out to an early start. Rich Wadel caught him and passed on lap four, but a caution flag put him back behind Woken on the next restart. Woken got another good jump and maintained the lead the remainder of the race. Advancing with Woken included Ruben Eichman, Rich Wadel, Jason Schoenberger, Shannon Orth and Angel Munoz.
The first feature on the track for the night were the non-sanctioned Hornets. An entry-level class, the average age of drivers in the division is 12-15 years of age. Four young drivers put on their safety equipment and belted in for the 8-lap feature. Gage Barton started on the pole and led each lap, only being stopped once when the caution came out for James Phelps as he went for a bit of a ride when he lost control of his racecar in turns three and four on the final lap. Barton finished third in Friday night's feature behind winner Tristen Barton and second place finisher Brendon O'Hair.
Edwin Elliot started on the outside pole of the Thunder feature and quickly gained the first place position from pole setter Michael Penrod, leaving the rest of the field to race for second.
Twenty-two IMCA Modifieds filled the remaining spaces in the pits Saturday afternoon. Three heats set the field for the feature event. Following a caution on lap 2, the drivers on the inside had the most success, with Jon Herring Jr. still in the lead, followed by Cole Traugott and Brendon Gemmill who started in third and fifth place respectively. Gemmill opted to go high on the restart which fared well for him, giving him the lead on that lap and the eventual win.
Three drivers had their chance to picture themselves holding a $2,500 paycheck in the opening 10 laps of the SportMod feature. The fourth and final lead change occurred on lap 12 as Conner Pullen, driving a Hoffman chassis, found his way to the front from an eleventh place starting position. Pullen finished first in his SportMod qualifier Friday night. Dustin Robinson challenged Pullen much of the race, but would end up finishing second.
It's not over 'til it's over, and for Justin Temeyer, who led all 30 laps in the Stock Car feature, and Nick Tubbs, who battled Perry Misner for three laps before picking up and running second place for 20 laps, that meant also making it through the tech lane, which ended up costing them their first and second place finishes. After the disqualifications (both for illegal trailing arm bushings), Jason Rogers picked up the $2,500 paycheck. Mike Nichols earned the second place finish and Perry Misner picked up third.
The Stroker Ace Nationals was the
Hornet Heat # 1
81T- Tristen Barton, 12- Marci O’Hair, 11m- James Phelps, 3G- Gage Barton, 10- Marci O’Hair, 17n-nathan Barton
81t-Tristen Barton,10-Marci O’hair,3G-Gage Barton,11m-James Phelps,17n-Nathan Barton,12 DNF- Brendon O’hair
Hobbies Heat #1
72t-Toby Shield,11m-W.D Madison,2m-Matt O’hair,32-Norman Rogers,74 DNF-Brandon Mclemore,8 DNF-Tyler Olson,82 DNF-Mike Olsen.
Hobbies Heat #2
67-Edwin Elliot,22- Don Rogers,97J- Jimmy Jenkins,45p-Michael Penrod, F22-Tina Cawyer,4d DNF-Chad Gearson
97J-Jimmy Jenkins,67- Edwin Elliot,22-Don Rogers,11m-W.D Madison,72-Toby Shield,2m-Matt O’hair,45p-Michael Penrod,82-Mike Olsen,32-Norman Rogers,8-Tyler Olson,74 DNF-Brandon Mclemore,F22 DNF-Tina Cawyer,4d DNS-Chad Gearson.
Stocks heat #1
37x-Jeff Tubbs, 51w-BJ Wagoner, 01w-Jason Schoenberger, 00x- Andy Altenberg, 00- Jody York, 11-Ron Rich, 064-cody Orth, 33 DNF-Marlin Hogie.
Stocks heat #2
LIBERAL, Kan. (April 8) – Liberal Fairgrounds Speedway’s Friday and Saturday, April 12-13 Stroker Ace Nationals boasts a $2,500 top prize for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars.
What is now the third stop of the Dirt Track Central Goodland Machine Great Plains Series pays a minimum of $200 to start.
IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Arnold Motor Supply Northern Region, Allstar Performance State, special series and local track points will be awarded.
Pit gates open at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 for test and tune. Qualifying starts Friday, April 12 with last-chance races and the main event on Saturday, April 13. Pits open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 6:30 p.m.
Grandstand admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12 and free for kids five and under. Pit passes are $25.
Also on the inaugural Stroker Ace Nationals program are IMCA SportMods in a battle of North versus South.
More information is posted on the www.beavercountyraceway.com website.
WaKEENEY, Kan. (April 7) – With nearly 130 race teams on hand Sunday afternoon, rain brought the Spring Fling at WaKeeney Speedway to a halt after just two heat races had been completed.
The special has now been rescheduled for Sunday, April 14. Pit gates open at 1 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 2 p.m. Hot laps are set for 3 p.m. and race time will be 4 p.m.
IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds race for $1,000 to win and a minimum of $100 to start their Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars race for $750 to win and a minimum of $100 to start their Dirt Track Central Goodland Machine Great Plains Series feature. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods run for $500 to win and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $400 to win. Top prize for the Mach-1 Sport Compacts is $200.
IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, Allstar Performance State and local track points will be awarded.
Grandstand admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under. Pit passes are $25. More information is available by calling 785 678-8037.
The Spring Fling had been rescheduled from March 23 and then again from April 7.