SPRING VALLEY, Minn. – Thirty years ago, Bob Harris didn’t think the IMCA Harris Clash would ever get this big.
As late as a couple weeks ago, the promoter of IMCA’s longest-running one-day special never thought it would pay this big, either.
More than 110 IMCA Modifieds and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods are already pre-registered for the 30th annual Clash Tuesday, Aug. 3 at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn.
Harris had the pleasure of making the announcement late last week that the Modifieds would be racing for $10,000 to win. Wehrs Machine and Racing Products, along with Aero Race Wheels, AFCO, Close Racing, Performance Bodies and Strange Oval, all chipped to double what had been the winner’s original share of the purse.
In addition, race announcers will draw midway through the Modified 30-lapper to determine recipients of two $500 awards for drivers finishing between sixth and 25th.
“It’s been pretty exciting. I’ve been impressed with how everything has come together,” Harris said. “Thirty years ago, I would have never dreamt this event would get this big. I wouldn’t have dreamt two weeks ago that it would pay $10,000 to win.”
“It’s pretty cool.”
The Clash is a Fast Shafts All-Star qualifier and the Modified winner earns an additional $500 if their chassis builder participates in the Harris Clash manufacturers’ cup. The Wehrs Machine & Racing Products Modified Race of Champions pays $1,000 to win.
Northern SportMods now run for $2,000 Tuesday night. Fast Shafts is the event sponsor for that division.
Race night entries will be taken in both divisions.
Pit gates at Spring Valley will be open all day and officially open at 3 p.m. The draw closes and hot laps start at 6:15 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. Transponders are required and will be available to rent at the track.
Grandstand admission is $20 for adults and $5 for kids ages 12 and under. Pit passes are $35 for adults, $20 for kids and $5 for five and under.
The Harris Clash is the second installment of the IMCA Speedweek Hot Summer Nights Series and will be broadcast by IMCA.TV. More information is available from Harris at 515 292-9200.
Modified drivers pre-entered now include:
Steven Bowers Jr.
Jared Van Deest
Pre-entered Northern SportMod drivers are: