Norman County, Red River Valley Speedway add IMCA Stock Cars to 2017 lineups

ADA, Minn. ­– IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars will be new to weekly race programs at Norman County Raceway and at Red River Valley Speedway in 2017.

Norman County is a Thursday venue located in Ada, Minn.; Red River Valley Speedway is in West Fargo, N.D., 50 miles to the south and west, and hosts weekly races on Friday.

“We have had drivers asking about sanctioning Stock Cars with IMCA. We feel the division is a good fit for both tracks and felt we needed a class that was close wheeled and a step up from the Hobby Stocks,” said Jake Bitker, promoter at Norman County and co-promoter at Red River Valley Speedway. “We have 10 guys who have already bought cars and are 100 percent committed.”

2017 schedules for both tracks are to be announced in mid-October.

Sanctioned Stock Cars join Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods on weekly programs at both tracks. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks also run weekly at Red River Valley Speedway and on alternating weeks at Norman County.

“I’ve watched IMCA Stock Cars race at Boone and at other tracks. They’re a neat class and fun to watch,” Bitker said. “They’ll be able to race Thursday and Friday nights for IMCA national, regional and state points as well as track points.”

Both Norman County Raceway and Red River Valley Speedway will be part of IMCA’s EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region.

The annual King Pin Klash presented by The Bowler of Fargo, N.D., will now be a two-day IMCA Stock Car Special starting in 2017. It will begin at the Norman County Raceway on a Thursday and end on a Friday at Red River Valley Speedway.