VINTON, Iowa – Another chapter in IMCA Modified history will be written on Sunday, when the Speed Shift TV Dirt Knights Tour comes to Benton County Speedway.
The 100th event in tour history will be held at Vinton, the track where the IMCA Modified division first raced more than 40 years ago. Winner of three of the first six Dirt Knights events this season, Ethan Braaksma is poised to become the 11th different champion in as many years the tour has been held.
The Aug. 30 feature pays $1,000 to win and is a qualifying event for the 2021 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.
Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and racing follows 6 p.m. hot laps. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods are also on the card, in $500 to win features. There are no entry fees for the draw/redraw show.
Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and ages 6-14, and free for five and under. Pit passes are $30 for adults and $15 for ages 14 and under.
Sunday’s race will be the 10th tour event held at Vinton since 2011. Most of the previous events were mid-May or Memorial Weekend openers; the upcoming race was rescheduled from May 25.
Braaksma owns the distinction of having won tour features in three different states, Park Jefferson Speedway in South Dakota, Buena Vista Raceway in Iowa and Fairmont Raceway in Minnesota.
The 2020 Dirt Knights finale will be broadcast by Speed Shift TV.
Speed Shift TV Dirt Knights Tour top 10 point standings – 1. Ethan Braaksma, Newton, 231; 2. Kyle Brown, Madrid, 192; 3. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, 179; 4. Corey Dripps, Reinbeck, 166; 5. Jason Brees, Meriden, 158; 6. David Brown, Kellogg, 145; 7. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif., 133; 8. Al Hejna, Clear Lake, and Chris Abelson, Sioux City, both 116; 10. Kollin Hobdon, Pahrump, Nev., 108.