OSBORN, Mo. – IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars debut at a Show Me State track built with Sprint Cars in mind later this month.
The Saturday, Oct. 21 main event at US 36 Raceway in Osborn pays $700 to win and a minimum of $250 to start. Promoter Jon Boller Jr. said interest from local drivers will be complemented by competitors from the Kansas Ciy area and as far away as Minnesota.
“I’ve been hearing a lot about IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars. A lot of people have told me they’d like to see them run here,” said Boller, looking to add the division to his IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing Friday night programs beginning next April.
US 36 is a 3/8-mile clay oval located in the northwest corner of Missouri.
“This track was built for sprint cars. It’s high-banked and super fast,” said Boller, citing comparisons to Eagle Raceway in Nebraska, the flagship track of RaceSaver and home to the RaceSaver Sprint Nationals. “There isn’t a bad seat in the house and we want to get a lot of people here to see these cars.”
Pit gates will open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 6 p.m. on Oct. 21. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m.
Grandstand admission will be $15 for adults and free for kids 12 and under. Pit passes are $35 and there will be no entry fee.
A November meeting with drivers is planned to discuss 2018 sanctioning. Economics and the IMCA rule packages for numerous divisions will be on the agenda.
“I raced a stock car and a sportmod for 30 years,” said Boller, IMCA’s 2012 Stock Car state champion in 2012. “I know that cars have to be affordable.”
Information about the upcoming RaceSaver event is on Facebook.