Gould Is IMCA Modified Champ By One Point
Smith totaled 40 bonus points from championships at Algona Raceway and Buena Vista Race¬way and won 34 features along with the Stephenville Starter Northern Region prize. Runner-up Shannon Anderson of Urbandale, Iowa, had 36 wins along with 34 bonus points from the Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway and Stuart Speedway.
Two points better than Norfolk, Neb.’s Kyle Prauner, Looft won 26 Northern SportMod features. An expansion of the trophy case may be in order as he makes room for championship plaques from Arlington Raceway, Fairmont Raceway, Redwood Speedway and Clay County Fairgrounds, as well as the Redline Racing Parts North Star Series.
Tucker won 22 Southern SportMod events, plus Abilene Speedway track and Southwest Racing Specialties Lone Star Series crowns.
Following brother Cameron as the Sport Compact national champion, Meyer raced to 27 feature wins and titles at Albion Speedway, Riviera Raceway, Stuart Raceway and U.S. 30 Speedway.
Modified regional champions were Zane DeVilbiss of Farmington, N.M., for the fourth straight sea¬son in the Larry Shaw Racing Western Region and first-timers Gould, Sobbing, Jeremy Frenier of Fort Morgan, Colo., in the Jet Racing Central Region and Chris Fleming of Union Springs, N.Y., in the Dirt Works Eastern Region.
A 20-time feature winner, DeVilbiss was track champion at Desert Thunder Raceway and Monte¬zuma County Fairgrounds Speedway. Frenier won 11 features and the Precise Racing BST Se¬ries crown. Fleming notched 14 checkers and the Skyline Raceway banner.
The first driver to double as national champion and IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s champion since Jeff Anderson in 1999, Czarapata bested Arnold Motor Supply Southern Region titleist Matt Guillaume of Haslet, Texas, by eight points.
Guillaume won 26 features, plus the Kennedale track and Wild Child Race Cars Lone Star Series crowns.
Andy Roller of Waco, Texas, is champion of the Stephenville Starter Southern Region for the Hob¬bies. Tops in points at Texas Thunder Speedway, he was an 18-time feature winner.
Joining Sobbing and Ricketts as national rookies of the year were Tristan Carman of Killeen, Texas, Stock Cars; Kenny Champ of Clarinda, Iowa, Hobby Stocks; Matt Webb of Des Moines, Iowa, Northern SportMods; Alexander Hickham of Conroe, Texas, Southern SportMods; and Shawn Cooney of Des Moines, Iowa, Sport Compacts.
Carman, also the top rookie in the Southern Region, was a five-time winner. Champ collected Northern Region rookie honors along with 15 feature wins.
Webb won four times, Hickham topped three features while Cooney, champion at Stuart Speedway, made his way to victory lane a dozen times.
Modified regional rookies of the year were Jerry Crowley of Fernley, Nev., in the Western; Doug Easterling of Rule, Texas, in the South Central; Colton Osborn of Lexington, Neb., in the Central; and Craig Ward of Owego, N.Y., in the Eastern.
Osborn had three wins, Easterling two and Ward one.
Scotty Pippert of Elberon, Iowa, won four times and was rookie of the year in the Northern Region for Stock Cars. Chad Reedy of Waco, Texas, paced the rookie point race for Hobby Stocks in the Southern Region.