By Suzan McCoy
CALHAN, Colo. – While rain has been a challenge throughout the season, IMCA race teams in five divisions will challenge for BST CAT championships this Saturday, Aug. 12 at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan.
The BST CAT Tour features IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 Sport Compacts. This tour has traveled to four different dirt tracks located in Colorado, Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, and Lamar Speedway in Lamar in addition to El Paso County.
The leader in the Modified standings is John Burrow Jr. with 247 points, but Greg Sharpe is right behind with 243. A.J. Valim was 10 points ahead of Burrow and Sharpe before the July 3 race at I-76 Speedway; unfortunately he wrecked in his heat race and went to the “B” main.
Joe Bellm, BST promoter, got behind the wheel this year to become the Stock Car point leader. John Luck, with only a one point difference, is ready to battle it out with Bellm for first place.
Northern SportMod CAT Tour Ryan Moser has a 29-point lead over Danny Concelman. Shad Cooper leads in the Hobby Stock division but blew his engine at Phillips County on Aug. 4 which could open the door for Max Quint. Leading in the Sport Compact is Chad Mann with 209 points, but girlfriend Shalanda Smith is only two points behind. You would not know the two are dating while watching them race.
With all the divisions being too close to call, we are excited to get to the track and watch these racers compete for the CAT Tour championship.