VINTON, Iowa (July 6) – It’s billed as the most anticipated event of the year at Benton County Speedway and the 20th annual Hogan Memorial is a good bet to be just that.
The Sunday, July 13 IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified main event pays $1,250 to win, another $50 for each of the 40 laps led, plus $250 to the leader at midway.
With the addition of a $500 hard charger award, that makes for a potential payoff of $4,000. If not already vote eligible, the winner will be added to the ballot for the 2014 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.
Minimum start money has been upped to $200. Each heat race winner earns $100.
IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Belleville Motorsports North Central Region and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded at the draw/redraw show.
A mandatory caution will be thrown for a five minute break midway through the feature, with all cars stopping on the frontstretch.
Two former race winners and the top two drivers in local track points who do not qualify will receive provisional starts.
IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks run for all applicable IMCA points.
There is no entry fee for any division.
Gates open at 4 p.m., with hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing to follow. Grandstand admission is $12 for adults and $5 for kids ages 6-12, with five and under admitted free. Pit passes are $25.
More information about the Hogan Memorial is available by calling 515 201-5526 or 319 404-7177.
The Hogan Memorial kicks off the July 13-17 Iowa Speedweeks for IMCA Modifieds.
Features pay $1,000 to win at XSAN Hawkeye Dirt Tour stops Monday, July 14 at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson and Tuesday, July 15 at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. Another $1,000 to win show is in the works on Wednesday, July 16 at Osky.
The Harris Clash brings IMCA Modifieds to Knoxville Raceway for a $2,000 to win main event on Thursday, July 17. Also on the card that evening are Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, running for a $1,000 top prize.