DENISON, Iowa (Feb. 28) – A class of race cars previously featured during fair specials joins weekly shows this season at Crawford County Speedway.
IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Cars make their debut at Denison during the Deery Brothers Summer Series program at Denison on April 5. They’ll be part of regular Friday races from May 2 through Aug. 22.
Season championship night for five other sanctioned divisions, the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts, will be Aug. 29.
“We were looking for a division that complemented the rest of our regular classes and the Sprint Cars do that,” Race Director Kay Schurke explained. “This is one way we can expand our fan base. We have a lot of people in the area who like Sprint Cars and I know drivers in the other classes like watching them, too.”
Schurke anticipates sharing Sprint Car drivers with Eagle, Neb., Raceway, a Saturday night venue some two hours to the west.
Eagle Promoter Roger Hadan has already met with Crawford County Speedway officials to discuss the new division and has talked to his local drivers about racing at Denison.
Sprints are also part of the Thursday, July 3 card at Denison. Their point season ends a week earlier than the other IMCA divisions because of the Aug. 29-31 Sprint Car Super Nationals at Eagle.
RaceSaver Sprint Car drivers are required to use individually measured, stamped and registered cylinder heads.
Crawford County Speedway is the second track in the state to add the division to weekly shows this season. The Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway in Des Moines announced plans to do so last fall.