WEST UNION, Iowa – Rage Chassis reigns as a first-time winner of the coveted IMCA Manufacturers’ Cup.
The West Union, Iowa, chassis builder topped overall point standings in the 11th annual contest. Points were awarded based on the make of chassis driven by racers finishing in the top 10 in each of the five regions for IMCA Modifieds.
Fifteen builders were entered in this year’s contest. Last-year’s Cup runner-up, Rage led the way with 41 points, tallied by seven different drivers.
“This is a great accomplishment. It’s something every chassis builder wants to do but can’t by themselves,” said Rage owner Justin O’Brien. “Our customers, their hard work and performance dictated the results.”
Two-time and defending Cup champion Shaw Race Cars was second, with eight drivers totaling 33 points.
Rounding out the top five were GRT Race Cars with 30 points and Harris Auto Racing and Razor Chassis, both with 25.
Rage paced point standings in its home North Central Region. Shaw won in its title sponsored Western Region, GRT repeated in the Central Region, BMS Race Cars was best in the South Central Region and Harris was first in the Eastern Region.
Bricen James was aboard a Rage in winning the Western Region crown and Tom Berry Jr. scored the North Central Region championship in a Razor. Jordan Grabouski again won national and Central Region titles piloting a GRT. William Gould’s Gould Chassis put him on top of South Central Region standings and Matt Szecsodi won the Eastern Region prize in a Harris car.
Rage will be recognized and receive a trophy during the Nov. 30 national banquet in Lincoln, Neb. Regional Manufacturers’ Cup winners will receive plaques and $100 checks.
“The Rage brand has increased in popularity among racers in recent years, in part due to the success they’ve experienced on some of IMCA’s biggest stages,” noted Kevin Yoder, director of marketing for IMCA. “We congratulate Justin and the entire Rage team on a well-deserved Manufacturers’ Cup championship.”