New promoter will keep building on solid IMCA foundation at Buena Vista Raceway

ALTA, Iowa – With a firm midweek foundation in place, new promoter Trent Chinn plans to keep building on to the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing program at Buena Vista Raceway.

Chinn takes over the Wednesday night speedplant at Alta, sanctioned by IMCA for 30-plus seasons.

“This track really started to come back to its glory days under (previous promoter) Joey Ciechanowski,” said Chinn, who saw much of the country while crewing for Tim Ward and Ricky Thornton Jr. “This is already a very nice facility. One of the main things is that the racing surface has been so smooth from top to bottom every night and we’re going to do everything we can to continue that.” 

Both the IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars will run at BVR for a 31st season in 2020. 

IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks are sanctioned for the 28th consecutive season, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods for the 14th and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for the 13th.

“What I enjoy about the IMCA Modifieds is how weekly racers can go to specials and be competitive. Like the Stock Cars, they’re a good class to watch every night because you see a lot of passing,” Chinn said. “The SportMods, Hobby Stocks and Sport Compacts are all fun and affordable.”

“You see a lot of younger drivers being successful in the IMCA divisions,” he continued. “It’s neat to see 15 and 16-year-old kids win in any division.”

First night for track points is scheduled for June 3, with season championship night on Aug. 26.

“As soon as the time comes, we’ll definitely be ready for opening night,” Chinn promised. 

The Jimmy Squibb Memorial is June 17, the Kyle Suter Memorial July 15 and the Dirt Knights Tour show on July 22. Final checkers of the season at Alta fly during the inaugural Battle at the Beaver special Sept. 18 and 19.

Buena Vista Raceway is part of IMCA’s Side Biter Chassis North Central Region for Modifieds, EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region for Stock Cars and Big Daddy Race Cars Northern Region for Hobby Stocks.