MANDAN, N.D. – Drivers have been pre-registered from 14 states and Saskatchewan for the upcoming Corral Sales Dakota Classic Tour for IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars July 10-15, 2021.
The six consecutive day tour starts in Jamestown at the quarter-mile Jamestown Speedway on the Stutsman County Fairgrounds, on Saturday, July 10. Jamestown was one of the original three tour tracks when the series began in July of 1990.
From there the series heads north to Minot at the 3/8-mile Nodak Speedway on the North Dakota State Fairgrounds for a Sunday-Monday doubleheader on July 11-12. The Monday date was to be held in Estevan, Sask., as it has since 2000, but the border remains closed due to the Covid pandemic, so Minot agreed to host the program. This allowed the rest of the Tour schedule to go on as scheduled.
On Tuesday, July 13, the quarter-mile Williston Basin Speedway hosts the fourth date of the Tour that is held at the Upper Missouri Valley Fairgrounds. Southwest Speedway in Dickinson has the Wednesday, July 14, date at their quarter-mile track south of town. The six-day tour concludes at the 3/8-mile Dacotah Speedway in Mandan on Thursday, July 15 for Championship Night.
Mike Van Genderen will be the tour flagman at all venues. IMCA’s executive director of competition Dave Brenn will be the head official and John Gartner of Mandan is the tour director. All tour races will be streamed worldwide via XR-TV. Passing points will be used to determine feature line-ups.
Over $140,000 in purse payout will be up for grabs, with the winner of the IMCA Modified division receiving $2,000 and the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner taking home $1,000. A $10,000 point fund will be paid to top 10 series drivers in the two divisions. In addition, over $20,000 in contingency awards will be awarded to the top 25 drivers in each division. These awards come from the top manufacturers and retailers of racing parts from all over the US.
There is still time to pre-register for the tour but online entries will be cut off as of Friday, July 9 at noon. Information can be found on the tour’s website at www.dakotamodtour.com or by calling Gartner at 701 202-6075.