Misfit Challenge features this weekend at US 36, Eagle

first_imgBy Rick StaleyOSBORN, Mo. – US 36 Speedway at Osborn, Mo., and Eagle, Neb., Raceway are paying $700 to win and $350 to start their respective Friday, Aug. 3 and Saturday, Aug. 4 Misfit Challenge main events.The winner of the two-track point bonus will earn $300 cash, enjoy a sit-down meal with Thomas Weeks of the Discovery Channel’s Misfit Garage during the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Nationals weekend and compete with a free wrap Sprint Nationals weekend with the Discovery Channel Misfit Garage Design.As an added bonus, all IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car drivers racing at US 36 Raceway receive free Admission/pit pass.Also running Friday are IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods.The Shocker Chassis 6-Pack Shootout for the top six vote getters in the Northern SportMods is on the card with one lucky fan being drawn to participate and win a cash prizeGates open at 5 p.m. and racing begins at 8 p.m.last_img read more

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Deery Series, Stock Car drivers on track for Intercomp IMCA contingency awards

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Intercomp returns for a 21st consecutive sponsorship season with contingency awards for competitors in the Deery Brothers Summer Series and the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car division.The Minneapolis, Minn., company is manufacturer of the official scales for IMCA and will give $100 product certifi­cates to desig­nated place finishers at all events in the series for Late Models and to top 10 drivers in official 2015 point standings for both Arnold Motor Supply Northern and Southern Stock Car regions.Drivers in each division are required to display two Intercomp decals on their race car to be eligible.Certificates can be applied toward the purchase of RFX wireless scales or digital chassis setup equipment. Certificates will be mailed to Late Model drivers the week after Deery Series races are held and presented to Stock Car drivers during the national awards banquet in November.Intercomp manufactures high-performance products for use in the shop or at the track including alignment equipment, tire and shock gauges and lap timers. Information about those prod­ucts is available by calling 800 328-3336, at the www.intercomprac­ing.com web­site and on Facebook.“The Intercomp wireless scale sets are the best in the industry and something all racers should have in the shop,” said Kevin Yoder, IMCA’s director of marketing. “IMCA just purchased a new set of our own to ensure we have the latest equipment at IMCA special events across the country.”last_img read more

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Black gets IMCA Modified victory, Grabouski wins twice at RPM’s Sunflower Classic special

first_imgHAYS, Kan. (March 30) – Tanner Black atoned for a misadventure on opening night of last sea­son’s Mike Hughes Memorial Sunflower Classic while Jordan Grabouski was a double winner at RPM Speedway’s 2019 season-opening special. He’d taken the lead at the drop of the initial green from his outside front row starting spot and led by three seconds and more at several points, ultimately beating Grabouski to the checkers by five car lengths. Stock Cars – 1. Nichols; 2. Rogers; 3. Pfeifer; 4. Tubbs; 5. Grabouski; 6. Tipton; 7. Wagoner; 8. LaBatte; 9. Schafroth; 10. Munoz; 11. Van Eaton; 12. Portenier; 13. Petersilie; 14. Chris Heim; 15. Mark Zorn; 16. Bellm; 17. Colin Heim; 18. Travis DeMilt; 19. Joshua Schweitzer; 20. Trace Ayers; 21. Lloyd Meeske; 22. Woken; 23. Rigsby; 24. Gaylord.  Nichols’ victory was his career 504th in a Stock Car. Jason Rogers and Kyle Pfeifer rounded out the top three. “I messed up last year. Jason Wolla got by me and I didn’t want that to happen again,” Black said following his first feature win of the season. “This year we were able to finish.” Hobby Stocks – 1. Tathan Burkhart; 2. Zach Olmstead; 3. Garrett Hager; 4. Kent Husted; 5. Spen­cer Hilbrink; 6. Joel Dix; 7. Tanner Jones; 8. Garrett Kuhlmann; 9. Kenzie Ritter; 10. Brady Bencken; 11. Brian Stich; 12. Shad Cooper; 13. Dillon Richards; 14. Cody Williams; 15. Billy Turner; 16. Bingston Rogers; 17. Wyatt Forshee; 18. Braxton Berry; 19. Lyle Russell; 20. Zack Delgado; 21. Skyler Wissman; 22. Kyle Thompson; 23. Steven Schoen.  Tanner Black led every lap in winning the first IMCA Modified feature at RPM Speedway’s Mike Hughes Memorial Sunflower Classic. The $1,000 victory put Black on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. (Photo by Carl Larson) “There were some really good cars here,” Black said. “We felt really good about being able to come here and get a win.” Grabouski had swept Sunflower Classic wins at Hayes in 2016 and topped Fall Nationals there last Octo­ber. Career win number 204 in the division came aboard a new GRT ride and in front of Daniel Gottschalk and Bowers. Sport Compacts – 1. Ramsey Meyer; 2. Shawn Hein; 3. Terry Tritt; 4. John Martinez; 5. Trenten Fugett; 6. Alex Dostal; 7. Kent Miller; 8. Nathan Wahlstrom; 9. Bubba Brown; 10. Jacey Archer; 11. Brianna Maughlin; 12. Art Herzog; 13. Josh Black; 14. Jakob Schwien; 15. Madison Reed; 16. Zach Cardwell; 17. Otto Schutte; 18. Lane Crowder. “It was a big weekend for us. The car was pretty good right out of the box,” Grabouski said. “The track was really racy for the second (Modified) feature. You could run all over.” Meyer started eighth and scored career win number 169 with Shawn Hein and Terry Tritt in tow. 2nd Program  Hobby Stocks – 1. Hager; 2. Olmstead; 3. Husted; 4. Williams; 5. Burkhart; 6. Richards; 7. Hil­brink; 8. Russell; 9. Jones; 10. Rogers; 11. Joel Dix; 12. Forshee; 13. Stich; 14. Turner; 15. Schoen; 16. Thompson; 17. Bencken; 18. Kuhlmann; 19. Wissman; 20. Ritter; 21. Delgado; 22. Cooper; 23. Berry. 1st Program center_img Grabouski had been chased across the stripe by Tyler Tipton and hard-charging Nick Tubbs, who’d started 21st. And Karl Customs Northern SportMod winners were Dakota Sproul and Cody Thompson. Run­ner-up in both shows was Lance Borgman.  Both took home $1,000 for their respective IMCA Modified victories on Saturday, after inclement weather brought an early end to Friday’s scheduled show. Black was added to the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot while defending national champion Grabouski was already on the candi­date list.  Stock Cars – 1. Jordan Grabouski; 2. Tyler Tipton; 3. Nick Tubbs; 4. Mike Petersilie; 5. Casey Woken; 6. Kyle Pfeifer; 7. Tripp Gaylord; 8. Justin Addison; 9. Joe Bellm; 10. Bryan Rigsby; 11. Don Schweitzer; 12. Jeremie Gibbs; 13. Mark Krieger; 14. Troy Burkhart; 15. Chris Heim; 16. An­gel Munoz; 17. Jason Rogers; 18. Barrett Wagoner; 19. Brendan LaBatte; 20. Colin Heim; 21. Mike Nichols; 22. Todd Van Eaton; 23. Tanner Portenier; 24. Buck Schafroth.  David Murray Jr. was third. Thompson ran third in the first SportMod feature and started 11th in the second, when Blaine Walt com­pleted the top three. Northern SportMods – 1. Dakota Sproul; 2. Lance Borgman; 3. Cody Thompson; 4. Blaine Walt; 5. Jacob Olmstead; 6. Brett Berry; 7. Tyler Watts; 8. Jesse Levin; 9. Shay Simoneau; 10. Jasen Gray; 11. Brandon Wise; 12. Paul Donovan; 13. Logan Thomsen; 14. Travis Burger; 15. David Pitt; 16. Drew Hilt; 17. Cameron Meyer; 18. Slade Pitt; 19. Kamren Gruber; 20. Zach Nitsch; 21. Cole Wayman; 22. Troy Householder; 23. Luke Stallbaumer; 24. Nicholas Carpenter.  Two other defending national champions parked in victory lane Saturday at Hayes, Mike Nichols following the second Stock Car feature and Ramsey Meyer in the Mach-1 Sport Compact main. Tathan Burkhart won the first IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature, with Zach Olmstead second and Garrett Hager third. Hager, the 14th starting Olmstead and Kent Husted ran 1-2-3 in the night­cap. Modifieds – 1. Grabouski; 2. Gottschalk; 3. Bowers; 4. Roth; 5. Belec; 6. Black; 7. Hoefelman; 8. Money; 9. Berry; 10. Tyler Frye; 11. Rohleder; 12. Murray; 13. Bussell; 14. Sherfick; 15. Casey Delp; 16. Petersilie; 17. Elmer; 18. Kurtis Pihl; 19. John Burrow; 20. Valim; 21. Peery; 22. Gear­hart; 23. Watts; 24. Jeremy Zorn.  He motored from ninth starting to winning Saturday’s first IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature, then passed Steve Bowers Jr. for the lead and checked out on everybody in topping the Modified main. Northern SportMods – 1. Thompson; 2. Borgman; 3. Walt; 4. Sproul; 5. Tyler Nerud; 6. Thom­sen; 7. Watts; 8. Berry; 9. Meyer; 10. Gray; 11. Householder; 12. David Pitt; 13. Lance Yoxsimer; 14. Olmstead; 15. Gruber; 16. Chuck Delp; 17. Ernie Drown; 18. Hilt; 19. Levin; 20. Nitsch; 21. Carpenter; 22. Wise; 23. Donovan; 24. Simoneau. A late caution in the first feature worked to Black’s advantage, taking out traffic ahead of him and clearing out his preferred higher line for the last five laps. Modifieds – 1. Tanner Black; 2. Jordan Grabouski; 3. David Murray Jr. 4. Daniel Gottschalk; 5. Clay Money; 6. Steven Bowers Jr.; 7. Eddie Belec; 8. Cody Gearhart; 9. Jared Hoefelman; 10. Jesse Skalicky; 11. Brandon Conkwright; 12. Mike Petersilie; 13. Tripp Gaylord; 14. Tim Watts; 15. Nick Link; 16. Justin Bussell; 17. Anthony Valim; 18. Justin Elmer; 19. Kyle Rohleder; 20. Ty­ler Sutton; 21. Anthony Roth; 22. Tom Berry Jr.; 23. Dylan Sherfick; 24. Travis Peery.last_img read more

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Warrior nominations sought for honorary starters of last-chance Modified features

first_imgNominations should be directed to Marketing Director Kevin Yoder at the IMCA home office or kyoder@imca.com. Current or former service members are eligible and letters or emails of nomination should be 500 words or less and tell about the nominee and their service to our country.  All three honorary starters will be recognized that afternoon when officials from Casey’s General Store and IMCA present a check to Hope For The Warriors. “We enjoy this opportunity to honor those who have or are currently serving our country in the armed forces,” Yoder said. “Super Nationals is our biggest event and it is a privilege for us to recognize them on championship day at Boone Speedway.” BOONE, Iowa – IMCA drivers and fans are asked to Nominate A Warrior as an honorary starter for each of the three last-chance Modified features on Saturday, Sept. 7 during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. last_img read more

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Modified Madness checkers fly for Sobbing, Harker rules SportMod Shootout at U.S. 36

first_imgOSBORN, Mo. (May 22) – There were many storylines headed into Modified Madness at U.S. 36 Raceway, such as increased payouts and the Wayne Hicks Memorial SportMod Shootout, but the biggest storyline remained with the track. Feature Results  Throughout the week, thanks to Shaw Excavating and the many people involved, the track at U.S. 36 received a complete makeover to improve track conditions. The storyline at the end of the night no longer was about the track, it was about the racing on it. The track raced multi-grooved and smooth all night long and let the racers go after a chance to reach Westfall GMC Victory Lane. Similar to the Modifieds, the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods saw Shawn Harker lead the entire race. Matt Andrews tried countless times to make a move on Harker, but never could complete the pass. Shawn Harker made the tow from Nebraska pay off with the Wayne Hicks Memorial SportMod Shootout victory at Osborn. (Photo by Judy Staley) Harker and Andrews’ battle was one of the best of the night as Harker picked up the fourth annual Shootout win. Steven Clancy and Derek Hall battled in a similar fashion for third, with Clancy getting the better of Hall. Northern SportMods – 1. Shawn Harker; 2. Matt Andrews; 3. Steven Clancy; 4. Derek Hall; 5. Cole Wayman; 6. Truman Asher; 7. Tim Stallbaumer; 8. Randy Smith Jr.; 9. Chris Wright; 10. Jacob Swanson; 11. Jeremy Pittsenbarger; 12. Trevor Dunn; 13. Chad Shaw; 14. Tim Eaton; 15. David Willey; 16. Anthony Asher; 17. Shawn Pospisil; 18. Skyler Lane. Jesse Sobbing’s flag-to-flag run at the front of the IMCA Modified Madness field at U.S. 36 Raceway was one of the storylines that played out over the Memorial Weekend holiday at the Missouri speedplant. (Photo by Judy Staley) By Jacob Blair Modified Madness was headlined by the IMCA Modifieds and the drivers chasing the $1,066 winner’s check. Jesse Sobbing led the race from start to finish, but it didn’t come without challenges from several different drivers. Chad Andersen, Chad Clancy and 10th starting Steven Bowers Jr. all had their go at Sobbing. Bowers charged late and made a couple looks for the lead, but Sobbing, already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, was too strong and picked up back-to-back wins at U.S. 36. Bowers finished second with Clancy in third.  IMCA Modifieds – 1. Jesse Sobbing; 2. Steven Bowers Jr.; 3. Chad Clancy; 4. Chad Andersen; 5. Shayne Bailey; 6. Tyler Hibner; 7. Matt Bonine; 8. Josh Munsen; 9. Michael Dotson; 10. Tony Layne; 11. Chris Brockway; 12. Jim Masoner Jr.; 13. George Burnett; 14. Brandon Verbeek; 15. Norm Ziegenbein; 16. Caleb Dennis; 17. Benjie Douglas. Tyler Drueke was the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car winner.last_img read more

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Rice rockets to Langley Virginia Sprint Series win

first_imgBy Jim Haines Rice and Matt Mullins paced the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car field to green with Rice out first and staying low and fast. HAMPTON, Va. (July 4) – Bill Rice showed his heat race win was no fluke as he was a rocket all night en route to his first Virginia Sprint Series win of the year Saturday at Langley Speedway. After a shuffle at the front, Daren Bolac settled into second with Mike Leraas and Jerald Harris following closely. Harris made the move to work his way to second while Mike Keeton was show­ing speed after a pit stop on the start and was up to fourth.  Rice continued to lead as Harris closed with Leraas and Keeton next. Harris was less than a se­cond off the pace as the white flag waved but could get no closer as Rice flashed under the check­ered flag first.center_img On Saturday, July 11, the series is at Natural Bridge Speedway for the first visit of the season.  Bill Rice made like a rocket in winning the July 4 Virginia Sprint Series feature at Langley Speed­way. (Photo by Jim Haines) Feature results – 1. Bill Rice; 2. Jerald Harris; 3. Mike Leraas; 4. Mike Keeton; 5. Daren Bolac; 6. Matt Mullins; 7. Billy Hubbard; 8. Erin Statler; 9. Chris Ware; 10. Charlie Ware; 11. Jack Rice; 12. Bronzie Lawson.last_img read more

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Falls of the Ohio interpretive center celebrates 25 years

first_imgFalls of the Ohio State ParkClarksville, In. — Falls of the Ohio State Park is hosting a series of events on Jan. 26 and 27 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its interpretive center, which opened January 1994.The weekend celebration offers 1994 admission rates of $2 for adults and $1 for children. Members of the Falls of the Ohio Foundation are admitted free with their membership card. Parking for this event is free.The celebration runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Cake and refreshments will be served. Special activities at the park include:– Mandy Dick, a re-enactor who portrays George Rogers Clark’s sister, Lucy, will be in the exhibit gallery from noon to 4 p.m. both days.– First property manager Troy McCormick will tell stories about the development of the Interpretive Center on Jan. 26 at 2 p.m.– Falls of the Ohio Foundation executive director Dani Cummins will speak about the development of the park and center on Jan. 27 at 2 p.m.– The park will offer behind the scenes tours beginning at 11 a.m. on the hour with the last tour departing at 3 p.m. both days.Free hands-on activities will be scattered throughout the Interpretive Center. Guests are encouraged to leave their memories of the Falls on a message board for posterity.Throughout 2019, the park will feature a monthly silver anniversary series with programs covering what has been learned since the park first opened its doors.Falls of the Ohio State Park is at 201 W. Riverside Dr. Clarksville, 47129.last_img read more

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Ripley County crash into house injures three

first_imgBatesville, In. — The Ripley County Sheriff’s Department says a crash into a house early Tuesday morning injured three people.The investigation began at 3:11 a.m. when medical workers at Margaret Mary Health notified Batesville Police that two accident victims came in for treatment, and said another victim was still at the crash scene located at State Road 48 and County Road 650 North.Deputies from the Ripley County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene and found the car in the yard along with the injured driver. No one inside the residence was injured.A report from the Ripley County Sheriff’s Department says Jacob Meadors, 18, of Sunman, was driving the vehicle. Meadors and an unidentified 20-year-old male passenger were transported to University of Cincinnati Hospital by ambulance. A 17-year-old female was flown to University of Cincinnati Hospital.last_img read more

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Robert “Bob” Montgomery – Brookville

first_imgRobert D. “Bob” Montgomery, of Brookville, was born on February 14, 1934 in Fort Wayne, IN, a son to Virgil and Bernice Gordon Montgomery.  Bob worked at Sperry and Rice as a Lab Technician for over 40 years.  In his spare time he enjoyed collecting lady spittoons and Matchbox cars.  Bob was a devoted Christian and he was also a mason at the Harmony Lodge in Brookville.  On Friday, October 18, 2019, at the age of 85, Bob passed away peacefully at The Knolls of Oxford in Oxford, OH.Those surviving who will cherish Bob’s memory include three children; Tami (Lyle) Rosenberger of Brookville, Angie (Roger) Schwarb of Cleves, OH, and Jeff (Marcia) Montgomery of CA; eight grandchildren, Vikki, Megan (Rob), Rusty (Mary Rose), Josh (Dawn), Seth (friend Emily), Adam (Beth), Pamela (Matt), and Scott (Wendy); eleven great-grandchildren, Olivia, Sean, Camille, Claire, Roger, Peter, Jack, Anna, Myla, Kyra, and Joseph.  Besides his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his daughter Sally, his son Scott; and one sister, Janet Kennedy.Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 12 noon at Brookville United Methodist Church, 150 E 8th Street, Brookville.  Burial will follow immediately in Big Cedar Cemetery.Memorial contributions can be directed to Big Cedar Cemetery.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal memory, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Robert Montgomery.last_img read more

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