Nodak to host IMCA Dakota Tour on two nights as U.S.-Canadian border remains closed

MINOT, N.D. – With the restriction on non-essential travel between the United States and Canada extended into mid-July, Nodak Speedway will host a second Corral Sales Dakota Classic Tour event.

Touring IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars are at Minot on Sunday, July 11 and now Monday, July 12 as well.

Estevan Motor Speedway in Saskatchewan would have been the site of the Monday show had travel restrictions, imposed last March due to the Covid-19 pandemic, been eased.

“Due to this fact that we have no control over, the Corral Sales Dakota Classic Modified Tour will revert to Plan B with Nodak Speedway in Minot taking the Monday, July 12 date in place of Estevan,” said Tour Director John Gartner, also noting that fully vaccinated Canadians may have an easier time traveling by air to the U.S. 

The 32nd annual tour starts Saturday, July 10 at Jamestown Speedway. Following the two Minot dates are events on July 13 at Williston Basin Speedway, July 14 at Southwest Speedway in Dickinson and July 15 at Dacotah Speedway in Mandan. 

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.

Point funds total $6,500 for the Modifieds and $3,500 for the Stock Cars.

Registration is underway through the website. A $25 entry fee 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

Border restrictions were extended until at least July 21, the Department of Homeland Security announced.