VINTON, Iowa (July 11) – Following in the tire tracks of the high-paying Hogan Memorial, three XSAN Hawkeye Dirt Tour events are scheduled over the course of just five nights during the Hawkeye State Modified Speedweek.
Touring IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds race for $1,000 to win and a minimum of $150 to start on Monday, July 14 at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson and Tuesday, July 15 at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa.
Top prize is $2,000 at the Thursday, July 17 Harris Clash at Knoxville Raceway. That event pays a minimum of $250 to start.
IMCA Modifieds race for as much as $4,000 to win when Hawkeye State Speedweek starts Sunday, July 13 with the Hogan Memorial special at Benton County Speedway.
Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and racing starts at 6 p.m. at Vinton, where IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks complete the program.
Lee County opens the pit gates at 5 p.m. and waves the first green flag at 7:30 p.m. Monday. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 Sport Compacts are on the program at Donnellson as well.
Southern Iowa opens the back gate at 5 p.m. and starts racing at 7:30 p.m. for a Tuesday show that also includes IMCA Late Models, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.
Another $1,000 to win Speedweek race for the Modifieds is Wednesday, July 16 during the Mahaska County Fair at Oskaloosa.
And at Knoxville, pit gates open at 3 p.m. and racing starts at approximately 7 p.m. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods race for $1,000 to win that evening.
July 13-17 Speedweek features are all qualifying events for this year’s Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. The Harris Clash is the final qualifier for the 2014 All-Star ballot.
Fifty-nine drivers from five states have seen XSAN Hawkeye Dirt Tour action thus far in 2014.
XSAN Hawkeye Dirt Tour top 20 point standings – 1. Tim Ward, Gilbert, Ariz., and Mike Van Genderen, Newton, both 74; 3. Jacob Murray, Hartford, 64; 4. Jesse Sobbing, Glenwood, 62; 5. Levi Nielsen, Mason City, 60; 6. J.J. Wise, Garner, 59; 7. Jeremy Mills, Garner, 55; 8. Mike Jergens, Plover, and Tyler Heetland, Bancroft, both 54; 10. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, and Jeff Joldersma, McClelland, both 53; 12. Kyle Brown, Kellogg, 52; 13. Jeff Waterman, Quincy, Ill., 49; 14. Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup, and Richie Gustin, Gilman, both 45; 16. Clayton Christensen, Spencer, 44; 17. Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown, 40; 18. Mark Elliott, Webster City, and Eric Dailey, Armstrong, both 38; 20. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, and Ryan Ruter, Kanawha, both 37.