IMCA Sport Compacts are new to Saturday shows at Oregon’s Cottage Grove Speedway

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – IMCA Mach-Sport Compacts have their first weekly home in the Pa­cific Northwest with the new sanction at Cottage Grove Speedway. 

The 4-cylinder class will run on 15 nights during the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point sea­son, beginning on opening night March 21 and running through Sept. 6. 

“We like everything about the Sport Compacts as an entry level class, especially the rules,” said promoter and new track owner Heather Boyce. “This is a class that is very affordable for young drivers or for fans who may not have family experience racing but want to get a car and have fun on a Saturday night.”

The division replaces a local hornet class.

“Sport Compacts work both ends of the spectrum for us,” Boyce noted. “They’ll be a great step­ping stone for drivers who want to move up to IMCA Modifieds or Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods. It’s also a class that veteran drivers who want to race less often can get into.” 

The division headlines the July 11 program at Cottage Grove, running for $440 to win in the 44-lap Melvin Walker tribute event. 

Most of the 30 race dates this season at Cottage Grove are on Saturday nights; the point season for IMCA Modifieds and Northern SportMods also runs from March 21 to Sept. 6. 

The Freedom Cup special for Northern SportMods is July 3 and 4. The Modifieds, part of IMCA’s Shaw Race Cars Western Region, chase a $2,600 top check at their July 31-Aug. 1 Nationals, the finale for the Wild West Speedweek.