ATOMIC CITY, Idaho – A dozen dates for two IMCA divisions are on the schedule this season at Atomic Motor Raceway.
The 1/3-mile clay oval at Atomic City hosts Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, with the first Friday-Saturday doubleheader of 2016 set for June 17 and 18.
Both sanctioned divisions most recently ran at Atomic in 2014. The track was idle last year before being purchased by Blake Lyle. Vickie O’Haro will be the promoter and a race director will be hired to oversee race night programs.
“We love everything about dirt track racing and our big motivation in buying the track is to make racing strong again in southeastern Idaho,” said O’Haro. “We wanted to reopen this track to give drivers in the area more opportunities to race.”
“Some people suggested we race once a month but we have such a short season here that doesn’t make sense,” she continued. “We worked with Idaho Falls Raceway and with Sweetwater Speedway (in Wyoming) to make sure our scheduled dates don’t conflict.”
IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Allstar Performance State and local track points, plus Larry Shaw Racing Western Region points for the Modifieds, will also be given for July 8-9, July 22-23, Aug. 5-6, Aug. 26-27 and Sept. 23-24 events at Atomic.
They’ll be joined by ASCS Frontier Region Sprint Cars in that season-ending twinbill.
Work on the front straight wall and pitside seating has been completed and new concession stands will be in place on both sides of the track.
Grandstand admission for veterans, active military personnel and seniors 65 and over will be free at Atomic and every Friday show will have a ladies’ night spectator discount.
Atomic also introduces a multi-car entry discount this season for family teams with multiple race cars.