WORTHINGTON, Minn. – Tuesday night will be race night at Nobles County Speedway for five IMCA divisions this season.
The 3/8-mile dirt oval re-opens with IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts on June 2, 16 and 23, July 7 and 14, and Aug. 16 programs.
Spectator admission is free for the June 2 Jam The Stands season opener. Season championship night on Sunday, Aug. 16 – the only non-Tuesday show of the summer at Worthington, as Redwood Speedway takes the night off – is also Nobles County Fair Night.
“Nobles County has been idle for a couple years. We thought we’d test the waters this season and we’ve already gotten a lot of community support from people wanting to help out,” explained Nobles County and Redwood promoter Brent Prouty. “Running on Tuesday nights gives drivers the opportunity to race more often for IMCA points and for shares of a point fund that will be paid in addition to what they receive from IMCA.”
Drivers who pay a one-time registration fee of $50 by June 16 and miss no more than one race at Worthington are eligible for $7,220 in top 10 point fund shares equal to weekly feature payouts.
The Modified champion earns $400 of a $2,160 point fund, the Stock Car champion $325 of an $1,820 point fund, the Northern SportMod champion $275 of a $1,490 point fund, the Hobby Stock champion $250 of a $1,300 point fund and the Sport Compact champion $100 of a $450 point fund.
Drivers with perfect attendance get their $50 back.
“I believe our payout is one of the best in the area, especially with the point fund. It is not top heavy, but nicely distributed through out the field,” noted Prouty. “With a 20 car field, you have a five percent chance to win, so we wanted to make it a decent pay throughout the field. We may not pay the most to win, but compare our total pay to others, and drivers should be excited.”
Nobles County is part of IMCA’s Belleville Motorsports North Central Region for Modifieds, the EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region for Stock Cars and the Big Daddy Race Cars Northern Region for Hobby Stocks.
“The beauty of IMCA is that they’re well-known and well-run,” said Prouty, to be assisted in track operations by Marketing Director Justin Holzapfel. “Their rules and procedures make it easier for me as a promoter.”