ANTIOCH, Calif. – Watching IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars in action at other tracks gave promoter Chad Chadwick a pretty good idea they’d be just as entertaining at his Antioch Speedway.
Two races last fall confirmed that and the division joins IMCA Modifieds and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods on select Saturday night race programs at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds venue this season.
“We had watched them race in the Midwest. IMCA Stock Cars put on good racing,” Chadwick said, “and we thought they’d be a good class to have here. This is a division that’s going to grow every year.”
IMCA Stock Cars ran both nights of Antioch’s Bill Bowers Memorial last October, and again at the 2021 season opener on Jan. 2. Drivers and fans alike were much impressed by the class at each show.
“We’ve had a real good response to the announcement that we would sanction Stock Cars with IMCA,” said Chadwick. “There’s been a lot of people talking about it and what they like are the rules. They know they can race here and go to any other IMCA track and be legal.”
The IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing Season starts on March 20. Stock Cars will share the spotlight with the Modifieds and Northern SportMods on Steitz Freedom Series cards May 29 and Sept. 4.
Stock Car points earned at Antioch also count in EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region and KMJ Performance California State standings.
“We are seeing steady growth of the Stock Car division in Western States,” observed IMCA Vice President of Operations Jim Stannard. “It is an excellent full-bodied complement to our Modifieds and Northern SportMods at Antioch.”