WORTHINGTON, Minn. – The loyal contingent of IMCA drivers locally and from across a three-state area have a new Saturday venue in Worthington Speedway this season.
Five sanctioned divisions fill 14 weekly race programs beginning May 22, with the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season continuing through Aug. 28.
IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts all return to the quarter-mile black dirt oval, located in the southwest corner of Minnesota.
Drivers from Iowa and South Dakota will vie with home state competitors at Worthington.
“Most of the local drivers are IMCA and a lot of the other drivers in the area run IMCA,” Fair Board President Corey Gronewold said in explaining the switch in weekly sanctions from USRA back to IMCA. “We chose to go with IMCA in all five classes because we have drivers in those divisions in this immediate area and didn’t want to leave anyone out.”
While no specials are yet on the schedule, track officials are working with sponsors and hope to add such a mid-summer event for the Stock Cars.
Aaron Betz will be race director at Worthington.
“Aaron knows the ropes of running a race track and working with IMCA. He’s been a big help to us,” said Gronewold. “He was willing to take on the new role as race director, making sure everything got done during the week and on race night.”
IMCA first sanctioned Worthington Speedway in the early 1990s. Sanctioned Modifieds, Stocks, Hobbies, SportMods and Sport Compacts all ran at the former Nobles County Speedway in 2015 and 2016.