IMCA Modifieds chase $1,200 Santa Maria Nationals checks

SANTA MARIA, Calif. – IMCA Modifieds run for $1,200 to win and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational bal­lot nods both nights of Santa Maria Raceway’s Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27 Na­tion­als.

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region, Califor­nia State and track points will be awarded each night. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods race for $1,000 to win, plus national, state and track points on Sunday.

The Modifieds typically have one of the biggest entry numbers for the Nationals and 35-40 cars are expected to be on hand for the upcoming Memorial Weekend event.

Entry fee each night for the Modifieds is $50 and pit passes are $45. Non-qualifiers get their entry fee refunded.

Pit gates open at 9 a.m., the pit booth opens at noon, grandstand gates open at 4 p.m. and racing starts at 5 p.m. both days.

Adult grandstand admission is $20 on Saturday and $25 on Sunday. Seniors, military and stu­dents get a $2 discount off those prices. Kids ages 6-12 are $6 and five and under are free both days.

An open practice runs from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, May 25. Pit passes are $35.

Camping, but no hookups, is available for $50 for the weekend. The number to call for camping is 805 315-2220. There is no charge for race teams to camp in their assigned pit space.

More information is available at the website and on Facebook. Tick­ets can also be purchased online.