MANDAN, N.D. – IMCA Modified and Stock Car drivers planning to follow the upcoming Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour can go on line to complete the early registration process beginning Wednesday, June 1.
The 27th annual tour opens July 9 at Jamestown Speedway, then travels to Nodak Speedway on July 10, Estevan Motor Speedway on July 11, Williston Basin Speedway on July 12, Southwest Speedway on July 13 and Dacotah Speedway on July 14.
All Modified features pay $2,200 to win, a minimum of $300 to start and are Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying events. All Stock Car features pay $800 to win and a minimum of $125 to start.
“We set car count records of better than 90 Modifieds and more than 38 Stock Car entries a night last year and are confident of meeting or exceeding those numbers again this year,” Tour Director John Gartner said. “We’re asking drivers to help us with the entry process by going to the www.dakotaclassictour.com website and completing the online form.”
“This helps us get the most accurate information to each track and local media ahead of time,” he added. “Drivers’ paperwork will be done when they get to Jamestown for opening night and all they have to do that evening when they get to the track is pay for their pit passes.”
A record 128 different Modified drivers competed over the course of the 2015 tour. Those who race in at least three events this summer become eligible to qualify for the $10,001 to win Legendary special on Friday, July 15 at Dacotah Speedway in Mandan.
“We certainly anticipate that more drivers will compete at more events to make themselves eligible for The Legendary,” said Gartner. “This will be the biggest-paying IMCA event ever held in North Dakota and the quality of drivers who will follow the tour ensures that it will be one of the best as well.”
All six Dakota Tour events as well as The Legendary will be broadcast by IMCA.TV.
Tour title sponsor Kupper Chevrolet of Mandan provides point funds of $2,000 for the Modifieds and $1,000 for the Stock Cars. A generous number of contingency awards will also be given by IMCA and local sponsors.
More information about the tour is available from Gartner at 701 202-6075.
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