US 36, Bethany Fairgrounds go with IMCA in 2018

OSBORN, Mo. – A pair of 3/8-mile ovals in Missouri have announced plans to sanction with IMCA in 2018.

IMCA Modifieds, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet North­ern SportMods will be featured Friday nights at US 36 Raceway in Osborn.

The Modifieds, Stock Cars and Northern SportMods vie every other Saturday at Bethany Fairgrounds, 45 minutes to the north at the Northwest Missouri State Fairgrounds.

“Everybody wants two places to race and our drivers will be able to run for IMCA national, re­gional, state and track points at both Osborn and Bethany,” noted promoter Jon Boller Jr. “I raced IMCA for years. I think it’s best for my drivers and I think it’s best for these two tracks.”

“Cost was one of the most important factors in our decision to sanction with IMCA,” added, who promoted weekly events at US 36 and specials at Bethany this year. “The rules package for each of these divisions make them affordable as well as competitive.”

Both tracks are part of IMCA’s Jet Racing Central Region for Modifieds and EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region for Stock Cars.

Opening night at US 36 is now scheduled for April 6, with a RaceSaver Sprints headlining and Power I non-wing sprints running in support at the April 14 Sprint Car Spring Nationals. The IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season would end on Aug. 31.

Opening night at Bethany is likely in May, with the complete schedule yet to be determined.