It is still possible to submit an entry into the IPE Awards. To open your entry please click here.We are sorry that we will not see you in person in Madrid but we believe, in the interests of everyone’s health and general wellbeing, it is the right decision.All of us at IPE look forward to welcoming you virtually in December. Due to COVID-19 affecting travel and the current – and potentially ongoing – government quarantine restrictions, IPE’s team has taken the decision to convert the IPE Conference and Awards 2020 into a live virtual event.It has been a very difficult decision to make but the safety of all those attending the event is paramount.We hope that informing you of this decision now minimises any disruption to your travel and diary plans.The programme will now be held over three days, 2, 3 and 4 December 2020. For updates on the programme please visit the website here.
Thornton started outside of row two and quickly made his way to the front. By lap four of 25 circuits, Thornton had reeled in leader Ryan Gaylord. Thornton executed a perfect slide job in turns three and four to take the lead while Casey Arneson ran within striking distance in third.Once out front, Thornton set sail and checked out from the field throughout the remainder of the caution-free main event. Ricky Thornton Jr. recorded his career first Karl Performance Arizona IMCA Modified Tour win on night two at Central Arizona Speedway. (Photo by Melissa Coker, Melissa’s Out On A Limb Photography)By Mike SpiekerCASA GRANDE, Ariz. (Feb. 12) – He already has wins at many of IMCA’s biggest events on his resume.Ricky Thornton Jr. added another when he took the $1,500 Karl Performance Arizona IMCA Modified Tour checkers Monday night at Central Arizona Speedway. Once clear of Gaylord, Marriott looked to track down Thornton, but by then Thornton had opened up an insurmountable lead.Already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, Thornton cruised to the checkers as Marriott, Chris Abelson, who started 14th, Gaylord and Arneson rounded out the top five.Bo Partain charged from eighth to capture the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature win. Ryan Moser led the first 13 circuits before Partain took over up front and checked out.The Karl Performance Arizona IMCA Modified Tour heads to Canyon Speedway Park Tuesday night for practice, before a pair of consecutive events at the Peoria clay oval. The tour wraps up Feb. 16-18 at Cocopah Speedway.Feature results – 1. Ricky Thornton Jr.; 2. Hunter Marriott; 3. Chris Abelson; 4. Ryan Gaylord; 5. Casey Arneson; 6. Jake O’Neil; 7. Ethan Dotson; 8. Zachary Madrid; 9. Brice James; 10. Jason Wolla; 11. Troy Heupel; 12. Jeff Larson; 13. Shawn Strand; 14. Spencer Wilson; 15. Anthony Roth; 16. Tanner Black; 17. Chad Andersen; 18. D.J. Shannon; 19. Brint Hartwick; 20. Duane Rogers; 21. Tripp Gaylord; 22. Mark Carrell; 23. Darin Center; 24. Lance Mari; 25. Kody Scholpp; 26. Rick Spencer. Further back in the top five, Arneson and Hunter Marriott, battled for third. The door opened for Marriott when Arneson pushed up the track in turn two. Marriott took the position and set his sights on Gaylord for the runner-up spot.Marriott quickly erased Gaylord’s advantage but had trouble maneuvering by the no. 7R in lapped traffic. With six to go, Marriott ducked to the inside of Gaylord in turn one, amidst a handful of lapped cars, to move into second.