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Marriott dominant in Dakota Tour IMCA Modified win at Williston

July 14th, 2016

Lucas Schott was a distant second while 2014 tour champion Jeff Taylor used multiple lines in racing from 10th starting to third.

Jason Grimes started 17th and finished fourth; rounding out the top five was Jason Wolla.

Marriott was already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Seventy-four Modified drivers from a dozen states and Canada were entered at Williston. Eight states and Saskatchewan were represented in the main event.

Joren Boyce, a former Modified tour champion, passed Matt Speckman on the fourth circuit and led to the end of the 20-lap IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature.

Three cautions slowed the early going but the race stayed green the last 17 laps. Boyce beat Speckman across the stripe by a car length. Andrew Altenburg was third.

Features at Williston were the first held in the 27th annual tour, following rainouts at Jamestown Speedway, Nodak Speedway and Estevan Motor speedway.

Dacotah Speedway at Mandan hosts both the Thursday, July 14 tour date and the Friday, July 15 $10,001 to win Legendary special for IMCA Modifieds.

Heat winners were Hank Berry, Schott, Hatlestad, Bragg, Alvarado, Marriott, Jason Wolla and Tom Berry Jr.

IMCA Modifieds take top billing at Williston’s Can-Am Shootout

August 7th, 2015

WILLISTON, N.D. – Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds race for $1,200 to win both nights of Williston Basin Speedway’s Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7-8 Can-Am Shootout.

Both features are qualifying events for the 2016 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot and IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Belleville Motorsports North Central Region and Allstar Performance State points, but not local track points, will be given.

The Modified portion of the program will be draw/redraw and the driver with the top two-day point total receives a trophy.

IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks race Friday and Saturday, for all applicable points.

Pit gates open at 3 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. and racing begins at 7 p.m. both nights.

More information about the 16th annual Can-Am Shootout is available by calling 701 770-6589, on Facebook and at

Home Track Win For Wolla, Dalton Flory Beats Dad

July 12th, 2015

Southwest Speedway hosted Round 4 of the 2015 Dakota Classic Modified Tour. New tour track records were set at Dickinson with 89 Modified and 37 Stock Cars. One hundred and thirteen different Modified drivers and an all-time best
61 different Stock Car drivers have com­peted through the first four series events this season.The Tour heads to Dacotah Speedway Thursday, traditionally hosting the highest car counts of the week.

Round 5 – Tonight from Dacotah Speedway in Mandan, SD

Wolla Makes It Four Different Winners

Jason Wolla ran second for most of the 30-lap Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Modified Tour main event. He passed Spencer Wilson with seven circuits to go and held point leader Ricky Thornton Jr. and defending series champion Jeff
Taylor at bay in a furious fight to the finish.“This has to be my biggest win ever. The talent in this series is just so good.” Wolla said following the relatively close-to-home $2,100 checkers, his tour career first. “This is kind of a home track. All the fans packing the stands made it special for us.”“It takes a good car, a good setup, everything down to the right draw,” he added. “All the things we needed to have happen fell into place.”Rounding out the top five were Strand, despite engine issues, and Aaron Turnbull, the 2013 tour champ. The first four tour events have produced different winners from as many states.

Dalton Flory Bests Dad

The past two nights of Stock Cars have been the “Dalton Family Show.” Dalton would best his Father Joe on this night. He also head off point leader Elijah Zevenbergen.Czarapata would have tire issues again, relegating him 22nd and dropping to 6th in the standings. Consistent week long showings by Cody Nelson and Greg Wichman moved them into the Top 5 in points.Eight drivers have made all features and four different drivers have won each of the Stock Car features thus far.

California trip pays dividends for Thornton in IMCA Dakota Tour feature at Williston

July 10th, 2015

WILLISTON, N.D. – A trip to California earlier this season helped put first-time Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour contender Ricky Thornton Jr. in Williston Basin Speedway’s vic­tory lane.

Thornton made the most of the lower line and caught pole starter Kelly Shryock for the lead with six circuits left in Tuesday’s 30-lap Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified main event.

After working his way around a lapped car, he collected the $2,100 checkers and took over the top spot in the tour point standings as the best of the best IMCA Modified drivers converged again in North Dakota.

“That was probably the biggest win of my career,” Thornton said following his 20th victory of the season. “The competition here is so good.”

“Our goal coming in was to make the show every night and maybe make the top 10 in points,” he added. “It would be great if we could pull it off and win the tour championship.”

The Arizona speedster had started seventh and ran a lower line than most of the rest of the 26-car field. He shot by on the inside when Shryock got just a bit too high.

“I was waiting and hoping that he’d make some mistake and I jumped on it,” Thornton said. “This was the first time we’d ever even seen this track but it’s similar to Imperial in California. We used the same setup we did there and we were really good all night.”

Jason Wolla, Justin O’Brien and Lucas Schott were next across the stripe at the end of a fast-paced feature that played out in front of another full house. Thornton was already on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.

A track tour record 87 Modifieds – the previous local mark of 76 was set in 2010 and equaled last year – and 42 IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars saw action Tuesday evening.

Joe Flory was the $800 Stock Car feature winner. His son and 2014 champion Dalton was se­cond and third went to Matt Speckman. Elijah Zevenbergen took sole possession of the point lead with his seventh place showing.

One hundred and five Modified drivers from 15 states and two Canadian provinces have com­peted at one or more of the first three tour events. Round four is Wednesday at Southwest Speed­way in Dickinson.

Grabouski gets ‘huge win’ in Dakota Tour show at Williston

July 11th, 2014

WILLISTON, N.D.- A long green flag run ended with Jordan Grabouski taking the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour checkers Tuesday night at Williston Basin

Grabouski caught Ryan Ruter for the lead nine laps into the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature. The race stayed green for the last 19 of 30 laps with Grabouski getting the $2,000 victory ahead of Steven Pfeifer, hard charger Jeff Taylor, Ruter and Travis Hagen.

“This was a huge win for us. This series is tough,” said Grabouski, who started 10th after winning the second ‘B’ feature and used the middle line to find his way
forward. “We had a track we could race on and pass. It means a lot to win here.” Taylor, winner of the first two tour events, put on a passing demonstration of his
own after starting 19th. Already a qualifier several times over for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, Grabouski added the Dakota Tour triumph to a list of 2014 accomplishments that already include his 100th career win in the sanctioned division.

The 76 Modifieds entered at Williston equaled the track tour record established in 2010, making it three straight races with record-breaking or matching car counts. A night after seeing his Dakota Tour IMCA Sunoco Stock Car series winning streak ended at four, defending champion Elijah Zevenbergen raced from 12th starting to victory lane.

Joe Flory, Michael Vennes and Greg Wichman chased Zevenbergen across the stripe. Monday winner Dalton Flory advanced 13 places to complete the top five. Hard charger honors went to Perry Misner, who started last in the field of 24 and finished seventh. The fourth of six Dakota Tour dates takes both divisions to Southwest Speedway at Dickinson on Wednesday, July 9. Pit gates open at 1 p.m., the grandstand opens at 4:30 p.m., hot laps are at 6:45 p.m. with racing to follow.

The tour is at Dacotah Speedway in Mandan on Thursday, July 10 before concluding Friday, July 11 at Jamestown Speedway.

IMCA Modified fair features at Williston pay $1,000 to win

June 20th, 2012

WILLISTON, N.D. – Williston Basin Speedway hosts a pair of $1,000 to win IMCA Modified features during the Upper Missouri Valley Fair on Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23.

Both Can-Am Modified Shoot Out events are qualifiers for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Belleville Motorsports North Central Region, Allstar Performance State and local points will be awarded each night.

IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks are also on Friday and Saturday programs.

The grandstand opens at 4 p.m., hot laps are at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 6 p.m. both days. Pits open at 4 p.m. Friday and are open all day on Saturday.

Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $14 for seniors and military, and free for kids 12 and under. Pit passes are $25.

More information about the Can-Am Modified Shoot Out is available by calling 701 774-5055 and at the website.