Stampede tire samples tested

VINTON, Iowa – Testing of tire samples taken at the Southern Stampede have determined both to conform with benchmarks for the Hoosier IMCA G-60 tire. 

Samples were taken at Southern Oklahoma Speedway from tires of IMCA Modified feature winners Jason Hughes and Ricky Thornton Jr. Testing was conducted at Blue Ridge Labs in North Carolina. 

“The nature of enforcing rules regarding the chemical treatment of tires is time consuming, tedious and can be expensive on a widespread scale,” noted IMCA President Brett Root, “but it’s important for our members to know it is an issue we constantly monitor and enforce.”

“It’s easy for rumors and speculation about cheating to end up in the court of public opinion through social media channels,” he added. “Our member drivers want to know and demand to know we’re testing.”

“They need to have faith in our system and know that the winners of our most prestigious events are not cheating,” concluded Root. “This is an excellent example of that.”