IMCA Old Timers was formed to promote and preserve I.M.C.A. (International Motor Contest Association) history, including the preservation and excellent restoration of former I.M.C.A. race cars; to maintain records and documents of I.M.C.A. history; recognition of former drivers, owners, mechanics and others involved in I.M.C.A. history; and provide an opportunity for the social and technical interchange of members interested in auto racing history.
MAY 31 JUNE 1 NORTH
CENTRAL SPEEDWAY VINTAGE WEEKEND
Friday, May 31st will be an entirely Vintage Car Program.
Saturday June 1st, the Vintage Cars will be part of North Central’s
Saturday night racing program.
This event is part of the Viet Nam “Ride For Healing
(camping at the track)
contact Paul Dolphy 612-810-6771
NASCAR driver Dick Trickle has died of a self-inflicted gunshot, according to the Lincoln County (N.C.) Sheriff.
According to a press release from the sheriff's department, Trickle called the Lincoln County Communications Center and said that "there would be a dead body and it would be his," at the Forest Lawn Cemetery. Office members tried to call the retired driver back, but no one picked up.
Workers found Trickle near his pickup truck shortly after.
NASCAR's CEO Brian France released a statement earlier this afternoon:
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Dick Trickle on his passing today. Dick was a legend in the short-track racing community, particularly in his home state of Wisconsin, and he was a true fan favorite. Personalities like Dick Trickle helped shape our sport. He will be missed."
Trickle, 71, competed in 303 Sprint Cup races over a 24-year career. He never won a race on NASCAR's biggest circuit but had 36 top-10 finishes. He was also named NASCAR Winston Cup rookie of the year in 1989.
He achieved much of his success on short-tracks, where he won more than 1000 races throughout his career.
Dick Trickle’s family said in its statement Friday that Trickle’s funeral service would be private. His survivors include his wife, three children and three grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made in memory of Trickle to the racing charity;
4500 Adams Way,
Randleman, NC, 27317
IMCA Old Timers and Raceway Park
7th ANNUAL SWAP MEET
SUNDAY APRIL 28, 2013
GREAT TURN OUT.
A special thanks to John and Mike from Raceway Park for the use of their parking lot. And thanks to all the members who helped out, Big Don Belkengren, Gary Stein, Carter Narveson, Rick Stine, President David Stone, Jim Boman, John Ellingson, Bill Mueller Jr., Mike Stein, and of course the ones I forgot to mention.
pictures provided by David Stone and Jim Heiland
1970 Super Bird For Sale
see for sale page
MILWAUKEE MILE JULY 7 & 8
UPDATE COMING SOON
RACEWAY PARK, SHAKOPEE MN
2013 TO BE LAST SEASON
News & Views April 2, 2013
Raceway Parks 2013 racing season will run through Sept. 1, 2013 without interruption. Recovery Technology Systems, RTS is in the early stages of city approval for a recycling plant. Raceway Park has an agreement with RTS to complete the 2013 season as planned. This was a difficult decision however, economic conditions leave me know choice but to pursue this avenue. I hope for a memorable 2013 and look forward to some great racing and after race gatherings in the pit area. We are currently looking for an individual to work in the tire truck, please contact Rob at the racing office (952-445-2257) if you're interested. Our annual tire sale will be held on Saturday April 20, 2013 from 10:00-1:00.
CHECK 2013 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
NEW...ELKO & RACEWAY PARK
JULY 20 & 21
HEY GUYS AND GALS
I NEED SOME STORIES AND PICTURES
OR I MIGHT START MAKING STUFF UP ABOUT YOU..
so...will Skip Pollack's car be ready for Milwaukee???
Is Paul Dolphy really putting his 69 Torino body on a
The meeting was held in conjunction with the Midwest Racers Auction at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison WI. It was my first time at that the Racers auction and Expo. Tons of racing stuff for sale. Gregg McKarns and Dave Noelke did a nice job putting it together.
IMCA Old Timers rented a display booth to promote vintage racing. Mike Wall from Holmen WI, was good enough to bring his vintage Camaro to have on display. I had a chance to answer a lot of questions about our group and vintage racing. We had a TV and DVD player set up with our vintage races playing.
The IMCA Vintage Touring Group meeting was held at Noon on Saturday.........
......REST OF THE STORY ON JANUARY 5 2013 MEETING PAGE......
DUES ARE DUE
IMCA OLD TIMERS
4100 VICTORIA STREET
MINNETONKA, MN 55345
IMCA OLD TIMERS DISPLAY AT
THE MINNESOTA STATE FAIR
MADISON INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY JUNE 29
6 VINTAGE CAR SHOWED UP
BOB HEINE WON THE HEAT RACE
JERRY SCHNEIDER WON THE FEATURE
Madison International Speedway reports:
Bob Heine won the 10 lap feature for the Midwest Vintage cars. Jim Heiland started on the pole with Heine on the outside. Heine grabbed the lead on the first lap with Gary Mitidiero quickly up to second place. Mitidiero tried everything he could to cut the gap between himself and the leader but Heine proved to be too strong and led all the way to victory lane. Jerry Schneider finished in third place with Heiland in fourth.
In the second ten lap feature Jerry Schneider and Gary Mitidiero put on a classic battle out front with Schneider taking home the checkered flag when it was all over.
The IMCA Old Timers brought their vintage race cars out in an exhibition event that brought back memories of Raceway Park in the 60s and 70s. Paul Dolphy, driving a 1969 Ford Torino that was raced by his father in the 1970's, won heat action earlier in the evening. The feature win went to Mike Hed, who drove a 1966 Chevelle that was a local sportsman car back in the day, followed in second by Jim Heiland of Arlington, who drove the restored 1970 Chevy Nova that was originally driven by Midwest racing legend Bob Jusola "The Flyin' Finn" in the early 70s, with third place going to Terry Bartick in a 1976 Vega Modified.
I NEED TO PASS ON SOME INFORMATION!
IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A PLACE TO RUN YOUR "VINTAGE" CAR, YOU BETTER START SHOWING UP AT VINTAGE EVENTS, OTHER WISE YOU WILL HAVE SOME PRETTY EXPENSIVE SCRAP IRON SITTING IN YOUR GARAGE.
BOB HEINE AND I DROVE 6 HOURS EACH WAY TO RACE 20 LAPS AND SUPPORT VINTAGE RACING AT MADISON INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY. I KNOW THERE ARE A LOT OF CARS MUCH CLOSER THAT WERE NOT THERE. I HAVE HEARD SOME OF THE "THEY DIDN'T COME BECAUSE OF THIS AND BECAUSE OF THAT". I MAY BE ALL WRONG, BUT, I THINK IT IS MORE FUN SITTING IN MY RACE CAR, ON THE TRACK, GOING AS FAST AS I CAN, THEN SITTING IN A BAR BITCHING ABOUT WHAT AIN'T RIGHT. IF YOU HAVE THE ANSWER TO GETTING CAR COUNT, I OR PRESIDENT GARY STEIN WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU.
ASA Midwest Tour
Howie Lettow Memorial 150
by Jim Heiland
Hats off to ASA Midwest Tour, Steve Einhaus and the entire crew for putting on a great show. We at IMCA Old Timers Vintage Group are greatfull for the chance to be part of the event.
There were 24 vintage cars coming from 4 state to be part of the show. There were quite a cross section of vintage cars, from a 1955 Chev on up. There were several retired Winston Cup and ARCA cars racing with us. We were given 2 practice sessions Monday and Tuesday. The schedule call for one vintage heat race and a vintage feature. After talking to Einhaus, he gave us 2 six lap heats and a 20 lap feature.
With the amount of practice we had, it became pretty clear what the pecking order was. Four drivers got together and made up the line up for the 2 heats. Faster cars in one heat and less faster cars in the other.
First heat, Paul Dolphy #5 Ford lead 2 laps, Heiland #4 lead 4 laps. At the checked flag, #4 won by a bumper, holding off a charge by Craig Olson #11 Ford, 3rd was Dolphy, followed by #88 Dan Navrestad, #16 Alan Kautz, #43 Ron Boutell, 54 Dave Scheiner.
The Faster car heat was very close with #5 Pat Heaney, Chevelle showing the way followed by #2 Gary Mitidiero, #28 Jerry Schnieder, #80 Bob Heine, #13 Ken Hutchins, #90 Dick Karth, and the rest of the field. We were all so involved watching the heats and features, nobody wrote down the finishing order. Before I forget, I want to thank Brian Dophy, Paul's brother for helping out with lining us up and getting to the track on time.
The feature was pretty much an inverted start. Faster cars in the back, make them work for it. There was a caution on about lap 10 when #43 blew his motor. The rest of the race, the #2 #28, #88, #13, #11, #84, #81, #5 put on quite the show. At the finish line it was Gary Mitidiero, Jerry Schneider, Dan Navrestad, Ken Hutchins, Craig Olson, Chuck King, Curt Daughters, Pat Heaney, Bob Heine, Dick Karth, Butch Mierendorf, Jim Heiland, Tim Pasley, Paul Dolphy, Alan Kautz and Ron Boutell. order of finish by numbers,
With the amount of drivers there, I was able to add to my autographs on the #4 Nova. Rusty Wallace, Johnny Sauter and Jim Sauter kind enought to sign the car.
24 ENTRIES FOR THE MILWAUKEE MILE June 12, 2012
Car # Driver Year Make Model
#49 1958 Pontiac original Milwaukee Mile Race Car From 1958 & 1959
Was Vintage Pace Car
Richard Wagner current owner
#1 Ray Novara 1966 Dodge Coronet
Car is brand new and a replica of Ernie Derr’s IMCA Late Model
#2 Gary Mitidiero ( 1971 Chev Camaro
Homer Glen, IL
Sponsored by Re/Max Synergy with offices in Orland ParkIl and FlossmoorIl
#4 Jim Heiland 1970 Chev Nova Orange
Bob Jusola (The Flying Finn) built this car in early 70’s
#5 Paul Dolphy 1969 Ford Torino Cobra
Mounds View, MN
Built in 1969 by Paul’s father Joe Dolphy, race one year and sat in a junk yard for 37 years.
#5 Pat Heaney 1967 Chev Chevelle
Car ran at AscotPark in 1974. Restored in 2009 and has been racing Vintage Il & Wisc
#11 Craig Olson 1996 Ford Taurus Hooters
AKM Chassis was a Bret Bodine Cup Car
#12 Butch Mierendorf 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix
Was an ARCA car in the mid 90’s
#13 Ken Hutchens 1966 Chev Chevelle
Black River FallsWI
Replica of Smokey Yunick’s 1967 Daytona 500 Pole winner
16 Alan Kautz Vintage Modified
Self built in 1969, raced at Wilmot, Lake Geneva until 1974, original IRA.
#27 Tim Paisley 1964 Ford Galaxie
ORIGIONAL Junior Johnson car. He had 2 wins in 64, 12 top 5’s and 15 top 10’s
#28 Jerry Schneider 1968 Chev Chevelle
95 Rander chassis with 68 Chevelle body
#29 Charlie Schwoch 2003 Ford Taurus
Was owned by Jack Roush and was Mark Martin’s Speedway car.
Also ran ARCA for 2 years
#42 Steve Markey NASCAR Truck
Villa Park, IL
#43 Ron Boutell 68 Dodge Roadrunner
Replica of Richard Petty car
#54 Dave Schreiner 2005 Chev Monti Carlo
Former SABCO Racing Cup car and also racedARCA
#55 Gene Pennibgton 55 Chev Belair
Replica of his Fathers Stock Car in 1970 at WaukeganSpeedway
#71 John Vassh 1971 Dodge Charger
Replica of a Dave Marcis Car
#80 Bob Heine 1969 Chev Chevelle
New Prague, MN
This Sportsman car raced at Elko Speedway from 1990 to 2001
81 Curt Daughters 1979 Chev Camaro
USAC Grand National car driven by Terry Ryan, 1979 to 1980.
Finished second toA.J. Foyt those 2 years/
#84 Chuck King Ford Winston Cup
Was driven by Shawna Robinson for Keanifus Racing Team. Only woman to win a NASCAR
#88 Dan Navrestad 1975 Chev Laguna
Was a limited late model in 1994
Replica of a Darrell Waltrip’s Gator Aid car
#90 Dick Karth 1996 Ford Taurus
#90 Heilig-Meyer Ford built by Junie Dolavey’s shop in RichmondVA as a Road Race car. Was driver by
Dick Trickel and Mike Wallace.
169 Lon Meagher 1957 Ford Fairlane 500
Car belongs to John Vaash,, was his fathers car and built it as a tribute to him
IMCA OLD TIMERS AT ELKO SPEEDWAY
By Jim Heiland
May 19, 2012
It was a great night for racing at Elko Speedway in Elko MN. The weather was hot and threat of rain, but it held off.
We had a nice turn out of Vintage car. Darrel Bassuener with his 57 Chev won the award for the longest tow, coming from Wisconsin Rapids WI. Darrel also won the Feature Race, coming from behind, followed by #80 Bob Heine from New Prague, MN. On the last lap, #81 Mike Stein was in 3rd place followed by a fast closing #4 Jim Heiland. Mikes car got loose, spinning sideways in front of Heiland on the back stretch.. Heiland turned hard left missing Stein, spinning out, in a cloud of smoke to the infield. Neither car was damaged. An exciting end to a fun race. Paul Dolphy’s #5 Ford was having power steering issues, Carter Narveson’s 39 Chev, didn’t want to stay running. Mark Fields was driving Gary Steins #30 65 Chev Impala. For the first time in the car, he did a good job.
Because of Elko’s busy schedule we only had hot laps and a feature. It was their Hall Of Fame Night and they inducted 3 drivers from the past. The newest inductees into the Hall of Fame will be the members of the Super America Knights racing team of the mid-70’s who included Shakopee’s Johnny Boegeman, Rudolph Wisconsin’s Tom Reffner and Wisconsin Rapids Wisconsin‘s Dick Trickle! All three of the honoree’s were in attendance signed autographs.
Ever since finished the restoration of #4 1970 Nova that was previously owned by Bob Jusola, I have been collecting autographs of drivers who had raced with Jusola back in the day. Saturday night I hit pay dirt, all three of the inductees knew and had raced with Bob Jusola in the past. Trickel said he might have had a drink with Jusola after the races back then. All three autographed the #4 Nova. Also Kevin Lang, one of Bobs original pit crew who helped build the Nova was there and autographed the car.
Before the races we had several vintage cars on display behind the grandstand. Chris Loberg even brought his “retired” #15 Larry Smiths Camero.
Was a fun night of racing and the crew at Elko Speedway treated us great.
THE 6th ANNUAL
IMCA OLD TIMERS SWAP MEET
SUNDAY APRIL 29, 2012 was a hugh success. Thanks to all the swappers that brought their stuff out to sell, and all the shoppers that came to buy.
Thanks to Rick Stine and Carter Narverson for collecting money at the gate. Also thanks to Chief Jim Boman for the wonderful hot dogs and nachios.
After the swap meet the Old Timers did run a heat and a feature with the regular race program Sunday night and Paul Dolphy won both races with his 69 Ford #5 Torino
March 31, 2012
Derik Schawnz (Derik's Decals) held his annual race car show at the Mall in Hutchinson, MN
There were over 25 race cars packed in the shopping center.
The cars looked great. Lots of spectators checking out the different cars.