IMCA Late Models return to Shelby County Speedway

Shelby County Speedway

HARLAN, Iowa – IMCA Sunoco Late Models return to Shelby County Speedway in 2020, headlining the season-opening Cabin Fever Breakout special April 17 and 18.

Track points will be awarded on 13 race dates scheduled for the division during the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season, beginning May 2 and including the May 30 James Buwalda Memorial show. 

“We wanted some direction with our Late Model class. This division will be a good fit for us,” said promoter Doug Batz, optimistic that drivers from Nebraska tracks that began sanctioning last season will join Saturday fields at Shelby County. 

IMCA Late Models last ran at Harlan in 2016. The division joins sanctioned Modifieds, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts on regular race programs on the 4/10-mile dirt oval.

Season championship night is set for Aug. 22. The 28th annual Tiny Lund Memorial is Sept. 25-26.

Both IMCA Modified and Stock Car divisions run at Harlan for the 25th consecutive season in 2020.

“Shelby County Speedway has a rich racing tradition that we are proud to have been part of for a lot of years,” IMCA Vice President of Operations Jim Stannard said. “We’re pleased to see IMCA Late Models return to Saturday shows at Harlan.”

Cabin Fever Breakout Late Model and Modified main events on April 18 both pay $1,000 to win.