By Bob ConeyJEFFERSON, S.D. (April 17) – Raceway Park got its 2016 IMCA championship points season underway Sunday night with action in five divisions.The first feature of the evening was in the KISS 107.1 IMCA Sport Compact division. Tyler Thompson took the lead early and held off the field for 11 laps before the white flag flew. Coming out of turn two, Thompson’s car began to slow and by the third turn, Ramsey Meyer had driven by to take the feature win.Next out were the Car Quest IMCA Hobby Stocks for their 14 lap feature. Dustin Gulbrandson led the early going before Dave Riley made the pass out of the second turn to take the point. A four car crash with four laps to go brought the field together, and after two restarts, a final caution led to a green, white, checkered finish where Riley held off the field for the win.The MOPAR IMCA Northern SportMod feature saw Kirk Beatty lead while Kaleb Kennedy latched onto his tail. Kennedy stalked Beatty until he made the move to the lead with four laps remaining and held off Beatty to the checkers.The Casey’s General Stores IMCA Stock Car main saw a strong field of drivers go at it for 16 laps. At the drop of the green, Casey Jones held the lead from his front row starting position until Chris Mills shot by on the third lap. For the remainder of the feature, Mills ran out front uncontested.The final feature of the night was a 20 lapper for Total Motors IMCA Modifieds. Ricky Stephan took the lead at the drop of the green and held onto it until the first caution came out on lap 16 for a crash involving Jim Cole, Chris Abelson, and Chad Ten Napel.On the restart, Stephan came under fire from Ryan Gaylord with the duo coming off turn four on the final lap, side by side with Stephan edging to the victory. Behind the top duo, Justin Zeitner and Anthony Roth rounded out the top four.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Nearing another milestone season of sponsorship, Intercomp has expanded its awards program with IMCA to include Modified special events.Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., Intercomp is manufacturer of the official scales of IMCA. The 2018 season is the company’s 24th consecutive as an IMCA sponsor.“As we celebrate our 40th year in business, we are proud to reflect upon the partnerships we have developed within the motorsports community, including that with IMCA” said Chris Berg, Intercomp’s racing market specialist. “We look forward to providing IMCA and its participants top-quality products as we look toward building the relationship between our organizations upon the solid base of our past success.”Certificates good for $100 off the purchase of RFX wireless scales or Intercomp digital chassis setup equipment are new for designated place finishers at 30 Modified specials.Intercomp also returns to the national decal program and gives product certificates of the same value to top 10 finishers in EQ Cylinder Heads Northern and Southern regions for the Stock Cars.Stock Car drivers must display two Intercomp decals on their race car to be make themselves eligible for national and regional point fund shares.Modified certificates will be mailed the week after special events are held. Stock Car product certificates, which can also be applied toward the purchase of RFX wireless scales or digital chassis setup equipment, will be presented during the national awards banquet in November.The Intercomp line of high-performance products also includes alignment tools, tire and shock gauges and engine tuning equipment. More information is available at www.IntercompRacing.com, or by calling 800 328-3336. Intercomp Racing can also be followed on Facebook, Twitter (@intercompracing) and on Instagram (@intercompracing1).“By targeting the IMCA Modified division in 2018, we have added quantity to the program both in number of certificates awarded as well as to the potential number of racers impacted,” emphasized IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Intercomp makes reliable and accurate products and as technology improves Intercomp remains on the cutting edge of set-up innovation.”