FREEPORT, Ill. – A fifth-place place finish at one of 80 IMCA special events this season is good for a $50 product certificate, courtesy of Hooker Harness.The Freeport, Ill., custom seatbelt and shoulder harness manufacturer gives those certificates for all events in the Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models, and at designated specials for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts.Certificates are mailed from the IMCA home office the week after official results from designated specials are received.All Hooker seat belts and harnesses are manufactured to individual customer specifications, so they are not manufactured until actually ordered. Any necessary alterations are made at no additional cost.Information about Hooker Harness products is available at the www.hookerharness.com website, on Facebook or by calling 815 233-5479.The 2017 season is Hooker Harness’ third as an IMCA sponsor.“Hooker Harness has increased the value of their IMCA program to encourage more racers to update their safety equipment,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder emphasized. “Belts and harnesses are critically important and something drivers should replace regularly to ensure they are safe in the cockpit.”
Month: September 2020
BURLINGTON, Iowa – The annual 34 Raceway car show will be held at Heartland Harley-Davidson in Burlington on Saturday, March 21 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.A complimentary lunch and free drinks will be served, as well as chances at ticket giveaways. The annual kick-off party will be held that evening at Roederer’s Pit Stop in Burlington beginning at 6 p.m.Drivers who want to participate in the car show, at no cost, can contact Amy Laue at (319) 750-3454 or info@34Raceway.com to sign up.
BOYD, Texas (Aug. 7) – To absolutely no one’s surprise, Jason Howell was happy to see the Sprint Series of Texas pay a return visit Friday to Boyd Raceway.Howell motored from 10th starting to win his third IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Car tour event of the season. The defending champion had also taken the checkers when the SST opened at his “home track” back in April.“I took the outside line to get to the front and passed teammate Danny Merrell on the bottom to take the lead about midway,” said Howell. “Luckily, there was enough room for me down there.”Merrell ended as the runner-up, close enough to keep Howell from feeling comfortable as the 20-lapper wound down.“I felt like second place was right behind me,” Howell admitted. “I ran like a dog with it’s tail stuck between his legs.”Cody Whitworth was third and Michelle Melton took fourth.Point leader Dustin Woods, another teammate of Howell’s, borrowed his father’s car and finished fifth after engine problems during hot laps.Feature results – 1. Jason Howell; 2. Danny Merrell; 3. Cody Whitworth; 4. Michelle Melton; 5. Dustin Woods; 6. Russell Shoulders; 7. Drew Wright; 8. Adam Barr; 9. Mike Herring; 10. Reagan Reed; 11. Corey Minor; 12. Jerry Hammock; 13. Ed Keaton; 14. Josh Hanna; 15. Matt Holt; 16. Gary Kelley; 17. Mark Klis Jr.; 18. Matt Etzelmiller; 19. Kenny Venable; 20. Kenny Elwood.
ESTHERVILLE, Iowa – Aero Race Wheels reaches a pair of IMCA sponsorship milestones this season.The Estherville, Iowa, manufacturer notes its 20th season as a marketing partner with the sanctioning body as well as its 10th consecutive season as title sponsor of IMCA’s popular feature win decal program.“Everyone at Aero Race Wheels takes great pride in our partnership with IMCA and all the positive aspects the sanctioning body provides to our industry,” said Aero Marketing Manager Kelli Peton. “We look forward to continuing our support of IMCA and its racers.”Forty dollar product certificates, good toward the purchase of two wheels, go to designated place finishers at 80 specials for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods.Those awards will be mailed from the IMCA home office the week after official results from those races are received.Allstar Performance state champions in the same divisions get $25 product certificates, to be presented during the national IMCA banquet in November or mailed beginning in December.Decals are to be given to drivers following sanctioned weekly or special events victories.Information about Aero-made wheels is available by calling 888 895-2376, on Facebook and at the www.aeroracewheel.com website.“Observing both of these partnership milestones is really tremendous and we are honored to have had the support of Aero for two decades,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder noted.”It is great to have partners that you also consider friends and Aero brings that genuine attitude that enhances and strengthens the business relationship.”
Jay Noteboom’s Aug. 18 IMCA Modified victory at Park Jefferson Speedway was his career 74th at the South Dakota speedplant. (Photo by Jeff Bylsma)JEFFERSON, S.D. (Aug. 18) – IMCA Modified driver Jay Noteboom stole the show Saturday at Park Jefferson Speedway.Noteboom notched career win number 74 at Park Jefferson to pass Late Model Hall of Fame driver Joe Kosiski as the speedway’s all-time feature winner.With tears in his eyes, Noteboom accepted the checkers and trophy from flagman Nate Peterson.It was not an easy battle in the Artworks Graphics IMCA Modified special, as Chris Abelson was first to move to the lead on the multi-lane oval. Toward the late stages, Abelson drifted high off the track and gave up the lead.Noteboom saw his chance and pounced, then held off the challenges of Bob Moore to take the historic win. Abelson was third.Ryan Voss took the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car win and Colin Smith the unofficial 2018 track championship.
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (May 4) – Grabbing the lead while working through lapped traffic, Tanner Jones won the dash to the finish in the Herrick Auto & Marine IMCA Hobby Stock feature Saturday at Lincoln County Raceway. Tanner Jones negotiated traffic for the lead and the win in Saturday’s IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature at Lincoln County Raceway. (Photo by Steve Towery) By Kelly Ninas Jamey Kennicutt drove to the lead as the white flag was waved and captured the North Platte Buick GMC IMCA Northern SportMod victory. Getting the early lead, staying in the lead and never looking back was the winning formula for Quincy Eggleston in the D & S Automotive IMCA Sport Compact feature. Leading the way up to relinquishing the point position to Jones was Nate Refior, who lost momentum and needed minor repairs after the lap 11 incident with traffic. David Murray Jr. added to his IMCA-leading total with the Maxwell Offroad Center Modified victory and Casey Woken dominated in the Knucklehead Garage IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature. Jones started in the third row, worked his way into contention and then made the right choices through traffic to garner the lead for the final four laps and a trip to the winner’s circle.
On the restart, Wright got a good jump while Richards and Rudolf battled for second. Rudolf cleared Richards and focused on Wright. Wright ran the top of the track and Rudolf ran the bottom, setting up the late-race duel for the win. By Jacob Blair OSBORN, Mo. (July 12) – J.J. Baumli prevailed in what was arguably the best IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature of the season Friday at US 36 Raceway. Rudolf methodically moved his way into third as frontrunners Chris Wright and Cade Richards had a large gap on the rest of the field. Chase Rudolf had struggled in his Karl Kustoms Northern Sport Mod heat race and found himself starting last in the feature. After making the necessary adjustments, he proved in the opening laps of the feature he had a fast race car. It looked as though the two would settle the race between themselves. Rudolf needed a caution if he were to add his name to the battle for the win. With four to go, the caution flew and Rudolf became an immediate contender. J.J. Baumli prevailed in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature that had US 36 Raceway fans buzzing Friday night. (Photo by Judy Staley) Brad Whitney had jumped to the early lead but the field never gave him more than a few car lengths, as second through sixth swapped several times between multiple drivers. After all the moving around, Mich Ross and Baumli emerged as the two most able to challenge Whitney. With racing room hard to come by, Ross got too high in turn four and left the battle to Whitney and Baumli. Baumli cleared for the lead as the white flew and earned his first checkered flag of 2019. Whitney finished second. Blake Peeler ran a patient race as he took his time working through the field. After starting eighth, Peeler finished in third, needing one more caution to challenge the leaders. Ross ran the top and Baumli worked the middle to bottom lane of the track. They both converged on Whitney and with the laps winding down, the three found themselves three-wide for the lead with two to go. The white flag was in the air when Rudolf drove deep into turn one. The car stuck and he got a run off turn two. The two battled down the backstretch, but Rudolf bettered Wright in turn four and cleared him for a trip to Westfall GMC Victory Lane in his first appearance at US 36. Wright finished second with Richards third. Matt Lent finished fourth after battling for the lead early.
Multiple drivers had chances to move around Baumli but his restarts were too strong as the leader put several car lengths between his competitors each time the green flag came back out. Roberts, Travis Barker and Brad Whitney all had attempts from the second position on restarts and none could figure out how to match Baumli. Nicholas Carpenter cruised to victory lane in a Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature that ran caution-free. Jeffrey Sears hung on to the end of a six-car battle behind Carpenter and finished second. Shayne Bailey was the IMCA Modified winner and Jack Potter took the convincing IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car checkers. Polesitter Thomas Roberts had taken the early lead and paced the first several laps. Baumli worked the bottom of the track before settling into second. After an early caution, Baumli showed his dominance when he perfected the restart and took the lead away from Roberts. Dominant J.J. Baumli was the $1,262 feature winner at US 36 Raceway’s July 26 Joe Crist Memorial IMCA Sunoco Stock Car Shootout. (Photo by Judy Staley) OSBORN, Mo. (July 26) – J.J. Baumli showed competitors from Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska the fast way around the oval in winning US 36 Raceway’s third annual Joe Crist Memorial Shootout for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. By Jacob Blair Whitney, who started 10th, patiently worked his way to finish second. Mich Ross followed Whitney to finish third after starting 14th. Blake Peeler had a more interesting route to a top five finish. After starting fifth, Peeler brought out the first caution. He took a trip to the hot lane before making it back to the track to start at the rear of the field. He used the remaining laps to drive all the way back to fourth. Mike Nichols finished fifth. Baumli drove away from the field following a restart late in the 30-lapper to pick up the $1,262 winner’s check. Feature results – 1. J.J. Baumli; 2. Brad Whitney; 3. Mich Ross; 4. Blake Peeler; 5. Mike Nichols; 6. Thomas Roberts; 7. Billie Hoover; 8. Carson Masoner; 9. Travis Barker; 10. George Burnett; 11. Justin Seifert; 12. Anthony Whitham; 13. Christine Holt; 14. Connor Masoner; 15. Calvin Teel; 16. Jason Estes; 17. Steve Starmer; 18. Gerald Wahwahsuck; 19. Jordan Junker; 20. Jason See; 21. Mike Goldsberry; 22. Derrick Brown; 23. David Holcomb.
Genelle Ruth Henderson, 95, of Elrod passed away at 6:30pm, Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. She was born near Elrod on June 29, 1923 the daughter of Morris and Elva Pearl Elliott Stevens. She was married to Chester Henderson on April 12, 1942 and he preceded her in death on November 8, 2007. Survivors include two daughters Rosalie Hooton, and Shirley (Tom) Pavey both of Elrod; 6 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren; one sister Virginia McDonald of Milan. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her granddaughter Nadine Wiley, her son-in-law Rev. Rand Hooton, her brother Donald Stevens, and her sisters Darlene Lambert and Doris Mounce. Mrs. Henderson was a 1940 graduate of Versailles High School. After high school Genelle worked as a nanny for an Orthodox Jewish family in Cincinnati, an experience that gave her a greater appreciation for faiths different than her own. After marriage she helped Chester on the farm with everything from field work to tending to the livestock. She and Chester also did a lot of hunting together and Genelle was a crack shot with a 22, often outdoing her husband in squirrels, rabbits, and crows. Genelle served as secretary for the Johnson Township as well as the Ripley County Farm Bureau and also for the Laughery Association American Baptist Women. She was a former trustee for the Southeastern Baptist Youth Camp at Westport and she and Chester were former youth leaders at the Washington Baptist Church at Elrod. Genelle was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church, the Ripley County Historical Society, and she and Chester were also former ambassadors for People to People which included farm tours to New Zealand, Australia, and England. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 17th at 11am at the Versailles Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Cantrell and Rev. Harold Carter officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday from 4pm to 7pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home and from 10am until time of services Monday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Versailles Baptist Church, the Southeastern Baptist Youth Camp, or the American Bible Society in care of the funeral home.
Batesville, In. — The Batesville Christian Church will host adoption support group meetings on the fourth Monday of each month between February and July of 2019. The meetings will be held at the church at 1294 Columbus Avenue from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.For more information please call 812-929-3234.