North Central Speedway opener drawing entries from across Upper Midwest

BRAINERD, Minn. – Five IMCA divisions will go three, four and five-wide when they open the season this Saturday, May 9 at North Central Speedway.

IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts are on the card on the fast 1/3-mile dirt oval at Brainerd.

Promoter Holly Orpen has already fielded a barrage of phone calls from drivers in all of those divisions. 

“We have been getting a lot of calls from all over, North Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota of course. There are a lot of people excited about starting the season,” Orpen said of the first race of 2020 in Minnesota. “We’ve been doing track prep, calling the governor’s office and working with the county to follow recommended guidelines.” 

The grandstands will be closed and all drivers and pit crew members must be pre-registered by 5 p.m. on Friday. 

Social distancing rules will be in effect and are posted the track’s website and Facebook. Except for drivers when they are in their cars, masks must be worn by everyone on the speedway grounds.

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and E3 Spark Plugs State, but no track points will be awarded and a 2020 IMCA competitor’s license is required for all drivers.

More information is available from Orpen at 320 201-0124. The event will be broadcast by Speed Sport TV affiliate Dirt Race Central.