Fairmont date will be Minnesota first for IMCA Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights

FAIRMONT, Minn. – Regardless of who stands in victory lane, history will be made Wednes­day night at Fairmont Raceway.

The Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour makes its first-ever visit to Minne­sota on Aug. 7, with IMCA Modifieds running for $1,500 to win and a spot on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot during the Bob Shryock Memorial program.

All but three of the previous 91 events in the tour’s 10-year history have been held in Iowa, with two in South Dakota and a single foray to Wisconsin.

Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. tomorrow at Fairmont. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow.

Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $12 for students ages 13-17 and kids 12 and under are free when accompanying a paid adult. Pit passes are $30 

IMCA.TV broadcasts Wednesday’s Dirt Knights program.

Final tour dates of 2019 are Sept. 21 at 34 Raceway and Sept. 28 at Benton County Speedway.

Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour top 20 point standings – 1. Richie Gustin, Gilman, Iowa, 198; 2. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, Iowa, 174; 3. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 160; 4. Kyle Brown, Madrid, Iowa, 141; 5. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 139; 6. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif., 136; 7. Corey Dripps, Rein­beck, Iowa, 130; 8. Brock Bauman, Eureka, Ill., 111; 9. Al Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa, 106; 10. Chris Abel­son, Sioux City, Iowa, 101; 11. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 95; 12. Travis Hatcher, Honey Creek, Iowa, 88; 13. Cody Bauman, Eureka, Ill., 87; 14. Jeremy Mills, Britt, Iowa, 77; 15. Josh Most, Red Oak, Iowa, 73; 16. Al Bohlman, Isanti, Minn., 72; 17. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa, and Ryan Ruter, Clear Lake, Iowa, both 70; 19. Derrick Stewart, Ainsworth, Iowa, 69; 20. Austin Wolf, Algona, Iowa, 68.