Design 500 giving new Lady Eagle awards in addition to Deery, IMCA Modified prizes

TUKWILA, Wash. – The company that popularized IMCA’s Lady Eagle award goes above and beyond for female drivers again in 2017.

The Tukwila, Wash., driver suit and ap­parel manufacturer will give $250 product certificates to the top female competitor in each of the eight IMCA sanctioned divisions. The top driver in overall Lady Eagle point standings also receives a set of No Fly Zone SFI underwear.

Design 500 is in its 19th year as an IMCA sponsor. Lady Eagle awards have been part of that sponsorship program for 11 years.

“Though the evolution of the Lady Eagle program, it is important to not only crown an overall champion but to recognize our outstanding female drivers in each division,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “Design 500 continues to do that in 2017 and based on early results it will be a great battle all season.”

Two hundred and twenty-three drivers vied for Lady Eagle honors in 2016. Mach-1 Sport Compact competitor Kaytee DeVries repeated as the overall Lady Eagle champion.

Design 500 also awards gift certificates at each event in the Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models and at 30 special events for IMCA Modifieds.

Third place finishers in each Deery feature get $150, with $100 for fourth and $50 for fifth. Product certificates in the same increments go to third, fourth and fifth place drivers at designated special for the Modifieds.

All awards will be presented ruing the national IMCA banquet or mailed beginning the following week.

Information about De­sign 500 products is avail­able at the web­site, by calling 425 988-2594 and on Facebook.