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Jeremiah Davis

Hi, I'm Jeremiah Davis. I grew up in northwest Iowa, went to Iowa State, then spent a year living in Phoenix before coming to Cedar Rapids in May 2013. I cover auto racing and prep sports for the Gazette.





Iowa Speedway announces compact 2016 schedule

NEWTON - The 2016 racing schedule for Iowa Speedway is set.

After NASCAR released its schedules for the top three national touring series Oct. 26 and IndyCar released its schedule Oct. 27, Iowa Speedway has released its full schedule for the thr ... »

Top 10 Eastern Iowa racing paint schemes for 2015

These days at the races, it's as much fun to walk through the pit area and examine the various decal wraps and paint schemes on the racecars as it is to watch the racers hit the track.

The decal business is booming, and it's because some very ta ... »

Aikey dominant at Yankee Dirt Track Classic

FARLEY - There's a reason Jeff Aikey is the most decorated driver in IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models history.

The Cedar Falls driver has won the series seven times, and though Justin Kay sealed his second straight series title ... »

Kay is Eastern Iowa Driver of the Year

WHEATLAND - For the second time in as many years, Justin Kay is The Gazette's Eastern Iowa Driver of the Year.

The importance of the award and his feat can be debated. But what cannot be debated are the credentials for which he earned it. In 201 ...

If he's proved anything, it's that he's got more than one trick - both in terms of racetrack and racecar.


Those 20 wins in 2013, 31 last season and the 29 this year have come in IMC ...

Kay's success, its perception and the reaction to it have extended away from the track, too. The black hole of mostly hate and complaints that is the Internet and its forums have theorized and guessed at why the Wheatland driver has done what he's done. ... »

Bad luck plagues Eastern Iowans at IMCA Supernationals

BOONE - When you get right down to it, IMCA Supernationals ultimately boils down to one thing: luck.

Yes, racers need to prepare, maintenance the car, make the right changes and be up on the wheel when they hit. But all the preparation and ... »

Strickler goes back to back at IMCA Supernationals

BOONE - A few years ago, Modified racer Kyle Strickler walked into former NASCAR driver David Stremme's race shop with a plan.

He wanted to go IMCA racing because rising costs in the UMP ranks on the east coast were making it hard to race a ... »

Mixed emotions for Eastern Iowa racers on Opening Night of IMCA Supernationals

BOONE - For most racers in the Midwest - and any IMCA racer across the country - IMCA Supernationals is the marquee event of every racing season. Hundreds of the best racecars and thousands of racers and race fans descend on Boone Speedway every ... »

Special events cap IMCA Deery Bros season

WEST LIBERTY - With the surge of high school and college football, it's easy for some to forget the racing season isn't finished.

Far from it, in fact.

Yes, tracks' season points championships are winding down or already complete, bu ... »

Tradition aim dictates date change for ARCA Midwest Tour at Hawkeye Downs

CEDAR RAPIDS - The ARCA Midwest Tour returned to Hawkeye Downs Speedway in 2014 after having last run before that in 2011, but unfortunately for everyone involved, it wasn't the return everyone hoped for.

Poor weather scared off many potent ... »

IMCA national title possible for Olson

CEDAR RAPIDS - Before the 2015 racing season began, the goal Tony Olson and his dad Randy set out was 10 wins and at least one track championship.

As of Aug. 31, he's at 27 wins this season after going 3 for 3 this weekend and has already w ... »