Wild West IMCA Modified Speedweek Right Around The Corner

By Ben Deatherage

BANKS, Ore. – Over the span of a week’s time later in July, three tracks will host a total of six Wild West IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified Speedweek races to determine bragging rights for the division in the Pacific Northwest.

Beginning on Saturday, July 19 at Sunset Speedway Park and ending on Saturday, July 26 at Willamette Speedway, the six-race series will determine who are the best IMCA Modified chauf­feurs in the region at three of the most competitive tracks in the state of Oregon.

Cottage Grove Speedway will host two mid-week events on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 22 and 23.
Since 2011 there have been three completed Modified Speedweeks. Jesse Williamson has won the last two while the inaugural edition went to Brian Poppa. Already a stout field of competitors plan to make the journey in 2014.

Each race will pay $1,000 to win, a minimum of $100 to start and is a qualifying event for the 2015 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.

Payout will be done in cash each night after all the races are complete. The complete payout is:
A-Main
: 1. $1,000; 2. $600; 3. $450; 
4. $350; 
5. $300; 
6. $250; 7. $200; 8. $175; 9. $150; 10. $140; 
11. $130; 
12. $130; 
13. $125; 
14. $125; 
15-20. $100.

B-Main
: 1. Transfer; 
2. Transfer
; 3. $100; 4. $75; 5. $70; 
6. $65; 7. $60; all others 
$50.
Entry fees are $80 per race and pit passes will be $30. IMCA points will be awarded each night.
Drivers able to make every single race are eligible to receive a portion of the $3,000 point fund.
Wild West Speedweek Schedule

Saturday, July 19 – Sunset Speedway Park, Banks, Ore.
Sunday, July 20 – Sunset Speedway Park, Banks, Ore.
Tuesday, July 22 – Cottage Grove Speedway, Cottage Grove, Ore.
Wednesday, July 23 – Cottage Grove Speedway, Cottage Grove, Ore.
Friday, July 25 – Willamette Speedway, Lebanon, Ore.
Saturday, July 26 – Willamette Speedway, Lebanon, Ore.