30th annual Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour starts Saturday in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – IMCA Modified and IMCA Sunoco Stock Car drivers from 12 states and Can­ada have already pre-registered for the 30th annual Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour.

The tour starts its six consecutive day run Saturday, July 6 at Jamestown Speedway. The Tour then goes to Nodak Speedway at Minot on Sunday, July 7. On Monday, July 8, the series travels across the international border to Estevan, Sask., Motor Speedway. 

Williston Basin Speedway is the next stop on Tuesday, July 9. The series then heads to South­west Speedway in Dickinson on Wednesday, July 10. Dacotah Speedway in Mandan hosts Champion­ship Night on Thursday, July 11, and the Corral Sales Legendary 50 on Friday, July 12.

All Modified features pay $2,400 to win and are qualifying events for the 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invi­tational ballot, while all Stock Car features pay $800 to win.

The Legendary 50 pays a record $10,004 to win the IMCA Modified feature, another 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier.

More than $120,000 in payout is offered for the tour and another $30,000 is posted for the Legend­ary. In addition, $3,000 will go to the top 10 in IMCA series points in both divisions and $20,000 in contingency prizes will be awarded to the top 25 in tour points.

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Side Biter Chassis North Central Region and EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region, and E3 Spark Plugs State points, but no track points will be awarded each night of the tour. National, regional and state points are at stake for the Legendary.

Former Modified tour champions among the early entries are Marlyn Seidler (1994), Hank Berry (2003, 2004, 2008 and 2012), Troy Cordes (2006), Jeff Taylor (2014), Ricky Thornton Jr. (2015) and Hunter Marriott (2016-2018). 

If fans can’t make it to the track(s), the entire tour will be broadcast world-wide by IMCA-TV. 

Questions about the Dakota Classic Tour can be directed to Director John Gartner at 701 202-6075. Pre-entered Modified drivers include: 

Cole Anderson, Northfield, Minn.; 
Casey Arneson, Fargo; Randy Artz, Battle Mountain, Nev.; 
Reese Artz, Battle Mountain, Nev.; 
Hank Berry, Sidney, Mont.; 
Tom Berry, Newburg; 
Justin Bieber, Fairview, Mont.; 
Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.; 
Kevin Bliese, Bath, S.D.; 
Cody Blixt, Clancy, Mont.; 
Chris Bragg, Springtown, Texas; 
Brian Brennan. Rozet, Wy.; 
Jarrett Carter, Lisbon; 
Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa; 
John Corell, Jamestown; 
Jason Dinius, Dickinson; 
Zach Dockter, Norwich; 
Tracy Domagala, Bismarck; 
John Flory, Williston; 
Isaiah Geisel, Torquay, Sask.; 
Dylan Goplen, Fargo; 
Randy Gordon, Jamestown; 
Don Gumke, Jamestown; 
Travis Hagen, McGregor; 
Tyler Hall, Fertile, Minn.; 
Keith Hammett, Brookland, Ark.; 
Mike Hansen, Dickinson; 
Brad Hartigan, Dickinson; 
Robert Hellebust, Minot; 
Jason Hicks, Dickinson; 
Vernon Hill, Black Eagle, Mont.; 
Vernon Hill Jr., Black Eagle, Mont.; 
Jordan Huettl, Minot; 
Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.; Kyler Jeffrey, Williston; 
Paul Jones Jr., Casper, Wy.; 
Billy Kendall, Baxter, Minn.; 
Allen Kent, West Fargo; 
Rusty Kollman, Carrington; 
Jeremiah LaDue, Trenton; 
Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 
Dale Neitzel, Billings, Mont.; Shawn Nostdahl, Bottineau; 
John Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz.; 
Cody Peterson, Glyndon, Minn.; 
Kale Peterson, Estevan, Sask.; 
Steven Pfeifer, Minot; 
Jon Plowman, Woodbine, Iowa; 
Alan Riley, Florence, Mont.; 
Josh Rogotzke, Sanborn, Minn.; 
Joel Rust, Grundy Center, Iowa; 
Darren Schatz, Williston; 
Brent Schlafmann, Bismarck; 
Chris Schroeder, Williston; 
Jake Schroeder, Williston; 
Chris Seekings, Minot; 
Marlyn Seidler, Underwood; 
Jesse Skalicky, Fargo;
Shawn Strand, Mandan.
Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; 
Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa; 
Marcus Tomlinson, Turtle Lake; 
Myles Tomlinson, Turtle Lake; 
Travis Ulmer, Mandan; 
Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa; 
Jason Wolla, Ray;
Austin Wolf, Algona, Iowa.

Pre-entered Stock Car drivers are:

Justin Bachmeier, Williston; 
Austin Daae, Estevan, Sask.; 
Chase Davidson, Macoun, Sask.; 
Chris Ellis, Williston; Dalton Flory, Williston; 
Scott Gartner, Jamestown; 
Mike Hagen, Williston; 
Chris Hortness, Estevan, Sask.; 
Jace Iverson, Tioga; 
Keith Mattox, Ray; 
Jake Nelson, Williston; 
John Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz.; 
Randy Schultz, Swift Current, Sask.; 
Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa; 
A.J. Zimmerman, Cleveland, Minn.