More familiar look to IMCA point structure for 2021 season

VINTON, Iowa – After a unique 2020 season, IMCA point structures will have a familiar, but different look in 2021.

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing national and regional point standings for Modified, Stock Car and Hobby Stock drivers will be based on their best 25 finishes of their first 50 home region starts this season. 

National standings for Northern SportMods, Sport Compacts and newly-sanctioned STARS Mod Lites will also be based on the best 25 of the first 50 starts, while Late Model, RaceSaver Sprint Car and Southern SportMod national standings are based on the best 20 of the first 40 starts. 

A maximum of 15 bonus points, determined by average car counts, will be awarded for each of as many as two Modified, Stock Car, Hobby Stock, Northern SportMod and Sport Compact track champion­ships. Bonus points will be awarded for one Late Model, Southern SportMod and Mod Lite track championship, and for one Sprint Car track or series championship.

Tracks must schedule and complete at least eight races for the full bonus to be applied; bonuses will be pro-rated for tracks completing fewer than eight scheduled events. A minimum of four weekly events must be scheduled and held for a track champion to be crowned. 

Junior National Champion and Lady Eagle standings will also be based on drivers’ 20 best finishes out of their first 40 starts. State standings will be determined by Modified, Stock Car, Hobby Stock, Northern SportMod, Sport Compact and Mod Lite drivers’ cumulative points earned in their first 50 starts, and by Late Model, Sprint Car and Southern SportMod’s cumulative points earned in their first 40 starts in each state. 

No track bonuses will be applied toward Junior National Champion, Lady Eagle or state standings. 

The 2021 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season for all nine IMCA divisions runs through Sunday, Sept. 26.