Boone County bringing back IMCA Modifieds

ALBION, Neb. – The number of calls they got convinced Boone County Raceway track officials to bring IMCA’s premier division back to their weekly race program.

IMCA Modifieds return to Albion following a two-year hiatus. They’ll be on regular Friday cards that also feature IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts.

“We have quite a few locals who drive IMCA Modifieds and wanted to bring them back here,” ex­plained promoter Mike Trollope. “We called ‘em on the phone and put it out on Facebook, and they started calling us back.”

“We had 15 Modified drivers who confirmed that they would race with us so we made the decision to pull the trigger and bring them back,” he continued. “I raced a Modified myself. I like the divi­sion and I’m glad to have them back at Boone County.”

Opening night for the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing season is April 20. Thirteen more Fri­day night shows are scheduled through Aug. 17.

All five weekly divisions are in action on Thursday, July 5. Stock Cars run on opening night of the county fair on Tuesday, July 10. The second annual Northern SportMod Nationals takes top billing on night two, with Modifieds, Hobbies and Sport Compacts rounding out the Wednesday, July 11 slate.

Construction of a new scoring tower and replacement of a section of the backstretch retaining wall are in the works before opening night.

The Modifieds, which first ran at Boone County in 1995, will be part of IMCA’s Jet Racing Central Region.

Stock Car points earned at Albion figure in the EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region while Hobby Stock points apply in the Big Daddy Race Cars Northern Region.

“Modifieds return to an already outstanding weekly program at Albion,” commented IMCA Vice President of Operations Jim Stannard. “They’ll be a tremendous addition to the Central Region, giving drivers another Friday venue at which to race for IMCA national, regional and Allstar Performance State points.”