Dirt Defender, Stephenville Starter combine to give new IMCA random drawing cash prize

RED OAK, Texas – Two Texas companies ante up the $500 cash prize awaiting the winner of a random drawing to be held following the 2017 IMCA point season.

Top drivers in national point races for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods all get a free pair of vented mud covers manufactured by Dirt Defender, of Red Oak.

Dirt Defender and Stephenville Starter of Stephenville each give $250 to a randomly selected driver in one of those divisions who wins 10 or more weekly heat races and submits a photo of their car displaying use of two Dirt Defender mud covers.

That driver also receives a free Stephenville Starter and those awards will be presented during the IMCA national banquet in November.

Stephenville Starter returns as title sponsor and provides a portion of the point fund for the Hobby Stock race of champions, to be held Sept. 9 during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.

Modified, Stock Car, Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod race of champions winners and the Southern SportMod champion at Super Nationals all receive starters.

“We are constantly looking for trends with our products so drivers know they are getting the best and safest products possible. Due to several companies trying to mimic our products, we feel that our changes in 2017 will not only benefit IMCA drivers and spectators but also help our company to identify our products,” said Billy Vest, co-owner with Dennis Bissonnette of Dirt Defender. “Our wheel covers have been stamped with Made in the USA along with our trademark Spartan logo.

“We’ve also adjusted it to fit the changes some wheel manufactures have made this year. As most people know, we made our expansion ring in white for driver safety and for us to recognize any issues with our ring,” he added. “This year, we have changed our ring color to neon yellow in order to distinguish ours from the ones made by other companies. As always, our company thanks each and every person, team, company and dealer for all they do to support us.”

Information about Stephenville Starter-made products is available by calling 254 965-7890, and about Dirt Defender wheel covers calling 469 556-4612 and on Facebook.

Stephenville Starter is in its ninth year of IMCA sponsorship, Dirt Defender its third.

“This is a great new twist on a program where two companies work together to give back to rac­ers, “ commented IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Drivers already are encouraged to sub­mit photos of their cars to verify 10 heat race wins, and if they also can submit one with Dirt De­fender mud covers in place it could potentially be worth a very nice cash bonus.”