Winnemucca raises Shootout stakes for IMCA Modifieds

WINNEMUCCA, Nev. – The stakes got even higher for IMCA Modifieds running at Winnemucca Regional Raceway’s fourth annual High Desert Classic Shootout.

The Saturday, May 30 feature pays $2,000 to win while the Sunday, May 31 main event carries a $3,000 top check. Both are Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifiers.

Total Modified purse for the special, presented by Model T Hotel and Casino, is $11,000 and based on 20-car fields. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods race for $500 to win both nights.

Both shows are draw/redraw and IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Shaw Race Cars Western Region, state and track points will be given.

Modified entry is $100 each night or $175 for both nights if pre-paid. Numerous contingency awards will be given. 

Pit gates open at 10 a.m. on both days, the grandstand opens at 11 a.m., hot laps are at 11:30 a.m. and racing starts at 1 p.m. both days. An optional pill draw is $10 with a maximum of three draws. 

Saturday and Sunday pit passes are $25. Spectator admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students ages 13-18 and unaccompanied children, and free for kids 12 and under when accompanying a paid adult.

Pit passes are $10 for the 5-9 p.m. practice session on Friday. The pit party following the race program on Saturday will be hosted by Model T Hotel and Casino. 

More information is available on the website and on Facebook.

Social distancing will be in effect and both drivers and fans will have their temperatures taken at the gate. Face coverings are recommended.