SPENCER, Iowa – The Clay County Fair is pleased to announce IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing each Friday night beginning May 15 at the Clay County Fair Speedway throughout the 2015 season.
“This is a tremendous opportunity to fully utilize the Speedway,” said CCF Manager Jeremy Parsons. “Going from five races in 2014 to 14 races in 2015 will be a great benefit to not only the Speedway, but also to all of Spencer.”
According to an independent economic study completed earlier this year, five nights of IMCA racing in 2013 brought nearly $77,000 in direct spending by out-of-county drivers to Spencer.
“That number will obviously exceed $200,000 by tripling the amount of race dates,” said Parsons.
Races will be held each Friday night May 15 through July 31; August 21; and the final race at the county fair on Wednesday, Sept. 16.
Featured divisions each Friday night at the Clay County Fair Speedway will include IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 Sport Compacts.
“It’s not only our responsibility but our members expect us to sanction the best facilities available,” IMCA Vice President of Operations Brett Root said. “We have sanctioned Spencer on Thursday nights in the past. The shift of race nights will provide the best facility available for our members to compete at over the course of the weekend.”
The reconstructed 3/8-mile clay track on the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer known as the Clay County Fair Speedway made its debut in 2007. The track offers increased corner banking to adjust for the higher speeds of auto racing and a state-of-the-art lighting system to make the races more visible for both drivers and fans.
For more information or questions call the Clay County Fair office at 712 262-4740 or visit www.CCFSpeedway.com. Follow @ClayCountyFair on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/WorldsGreatestCountyFair to learn more information about the 2015 race season at the Clay County Fair Speedway as it becomes available.
The International Motor Contest Association (IMCA) is the largest and longest running sanctioning body in auto racing. They continue their mission of affordable, entertaining and competitive auto racing as a sanctioning body, and are committed to establishing and enforcing fair and consistent rules that will strengthen and promote the racing industry.