JAMESTOWN, N.D. – With a record $10,000 point fund waiting at the end of the week, the 32nd annual Corral Sales Dakota Classic Tour for IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars kicks off Saturday, July 10 at Jamestown Speedway.
The July 11 tour date is at Nodak Speedway in Minot, which would also host the next night’s show if travel is not allowed to Saskatchewan and Estevan Motor Speedway.
Williston Basin Speedway hosts the July 13 show and Southwest Speedway at Dickinson the July 14 event. Championship night is July 15 at Dacotah Speedway in Mandan.
Tour Director John Gartner notes the site of the July 12 show remains pending an announcement on opening of the border by Canadian authorities.
“That announcement is expected next week,” said Gartner. “Drivers should continue to monitor news sources on the border status and plan accordingly.”
Total purses paid each night are more than $20,000.
All six Modified features pay $2,000 to win, a minimum of $300 to start and $100 tow, and are qualifying events for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Stock Car features pay $1,000 and a minimum $100 to start with winners becoming eligible to qualify for the B & B Chassis All-Star Invitational.
Modified features start 28 cars, the main events for Stock Cars 24.
Point funds are $6,500 for the Modifieds and $3,500 for the Stock Cars. The Modified tour champion earns $1,600, the Stock Car tour champion $850 with both becoming eligible to qualify for their respective race of champions at the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors fueled by Casey’s.
Point fund checks will be mailed from the IMCA home office in late July; both tour champions will be recognized during the IMCA national awards banquet this fall.
More than $20,000 in contingency awards go to top 25 drivers in point standings for the two divisions, courtesy of IMCA and other tour sponsors.
All competitors can go to the drivers tab on www.dakotamodtour.com website to complete the registration process and secure their number. New this year is a $25 entry fee that will be refunded in cash the first night drivers race.
Questions about the tour can be directed to Gartner at 701 202-6075 or by email at email@example.com.