VINTON, Iowa – You’ll have to look pretty hard to find differences between 2014 and 2015 IMCA procedures.
Aside from some wording in the engine claim process, there isn’t any.
Both the point system and how bonus points are awarded will be the same this season as last. IMCA President Brett Root also noted there won’t be any change in regional boundaries for Stock Cars and Hobby Stocks.
“We announced in December there was a possibility of realigning those borders and creating regions for the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods,” he said. “After much discussion, we determined that changing the borders for Stock Car and Hobby Stocks was feasible but at this time, not necessary.”
“There definitely will be regions, likely east and west, for the Northern SportMods in 2016,” Root added. “They are now our second largest division in terms of members and regions would make perfect sense.”
The areas of the country represented in top national Modified standings last season dispelled any notions to make bonus point changes.
“Everyone has an idea on how to handle the bonus point system but nothing indicated that system had flaws that needed to be addressed,” said Root. “With the number of drivers and tracks we have, this is a pretty good system.”
More local track and special series schedules are being finalized. The weekly point season began in early January and runs through Sept. 27, with the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s Sept. 7-12.
“Super Nationals is always the first full week of September and unfortunately that will squeeze out a weekend of specials usually held during the point season,” Root said.