IMCA set for record 2021 season

VINTON, Iowa – Wherever you call home or travel to this year, odds are good that there will be IMCA Racing close by. 

The 2021 season will be a record breaker for IMCA, with more than 600 sanctions in nine divisions, in 39 states coast to coast and border to border and in Canada.

“It’s gratifying to see the support we get from tracks in adding new divisions to their current sanctions, and to be able to announce new sanctions at so many different tracks,” said IMCA President Brett Root. 

The Modified division, of course, will remain IMCA’s biggest both in terms of licensed drivers and sanctioned tracks. Stock Car, Hobby Stock and Late Model sanction numbers all increased in 2020 and Northern or Southern SportMods run at more than 100 tracks for a fifth consecutive season this year.

New records have already been set by the more than 90 tracks to host RaceSaver Sprint Car events and the nearly 60 tracks with Mach-1 Sport Compacts on their schedules. More than 20 tracks are already on board to sanction the new STARS Mod Lites. 

Track and series events for the RaceSaver Sprint Cars will be held in 20 states; Mod Lite races are currently scheduled in 10 states. 

“The popularity of Mod Lites has already been proven on a national scale and we want to build on that this season,” Root said. “When you look at the growth Sprint Cars have made since we began our association with RaceSaver, it’s obvious that Mod Lites are on the same trajectory.”

The increase in sanctions across the country promises another record number at the end of 2021: More state champions, as the mark of 110 was equaled again last year.