VINTON, Iowa – The Hawkeye Dirt Tour takes its first green flag Tuesday, May 12 at the home track of IMCA Modifieds, Benton County Speedway in Vinton.
In all, 10 dates are on the schedule for the sixth annual series. Each feature pays a minimum of $1,000 to win and will be a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot-qualifying event.
The champion earns a $600 share of the tour’s $3,000 point fund, plus bonus points applicable toward national and regional standings.
I-35 Speedway at Mason City hosts the Memorial Day special on May 25. Touring IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds will be paired with the Deery Brothers Summer Series on June 9 at Jackson County Speedway in Maquoketa.
The tour is at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa on June 11, Lee County Speedway in Donnellson on June 18 and Hancock County Speedway in Britt on June 30.
The Harris Clash show also brings Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods to Knoxville Raceway on July 16. Buena Vista Raceway at Alta hosts the July 22 event.
Dates Aug. 11 at Cedar County Raceway in Tipton and Sept. 19 at Farley Speedway will also be shared with the Deery Series.
“Tour car counts increased significantly last season. All events last year drew more cars as this series has become a staple for many drivers from across the state,” noted IMCA President Brett Root. “Some events are held in conjunction with the Deery Series, others with tracks’ annual specials.”
“Promoters look forward to hosting Hawkeye Dirt Tour races,” he added. “Drivers like the opportunity to travel and events are well attended by local fans.”
IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Belleville Motorsports North Central Region and Allstar Performance State points, and in some instances local track points, will be awarded.
All tour features pay a minimum of $150 to start. Tow money is $75.
Questions about the upcoming Hawkeye Dirt Tour can be directed to Root at the IMCA home office, 319 472-2201.