VINTON, Iowa – A field of 18 chassis builders vies for national and regional honors in IMCA’s ninth annual IMCA Manufacturer’s Cup contest.
Manufacturer’s Cup standings will again be based on makes of chassis driven by top 10 drivers in the five Modified regions. 2017 champions will be named based on points for individual regions while the builder with the highest point total overall will be named IMCA’s national Manufacturer of the Year.
That builder receives a $500 prize and trophy during the national awards banquet in November.
“This year’s Cup contest is going to be as competitive as we’ve ever seen, based on point standings from previous years,” predicted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “GRT Race Cars is back to defend championships in the Central and South Central regions and Razor Chassis returns to defend in the North Central region.”
First-time Manufacturer’s Cup entries are Dirt Hustler Racing Chassis of Waterloo and Precision Chassis Development of Springdale, Ark.
“We may still add one or two builders as the season proceeds,” said Yoder. “Sixteen builders were part of the program in 2016 or previous seasons and are already familiar to IMCA Modified drivers.”
Builders returning to Cup competition are Addiction Chassis of Price, Utah; B & B Racing Chassis of Belle Plaine, Minn.; CAM Chassis of Midlothian, Texas; DeVilbiss Racing Chassis of Farmington, N.M.; Dirt Works Race Cars of Oronogo, Mo.; GRT, of Greenbrier, Ark.; Harris Auto Racing of Boone; Jet Racing of Beatrice, Neb.; Larry Shaw Race Cars of Batesville, Ark.; MB Customs of Menominee, Wis.; Phoenix Race Chassis of Nevada, Mo.; Rage Chassis of West Union; Razor, of Platte Center, Neb.; Side Biter Chassis of Clear Lake; Skyrocket Chassis of Fertile; and Victory by Moyer of Des Moines.
“The focus of our Manufacturer’s Cup contest has always been to help builders gain exposure and encourage drivers looking to purchase a chassis to do so from a company that supports IMCA and builds safe race cars,” Yoder said.
All builders entered in the Manufacturer’s Cup contest have the opportunity to display a car at Boone Speedway during the Sept. 4-9 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.