Batesville building weekly race program with World IMCA Stock Car Championship

BATESVILLE, Ark. – The World IMCA Stock Car Championship presented and broadcasted by IMCA.TV will be more than the best-paying event for The Class Too Tough To Tame.

The $50,000 to win race will help establish a weekly foundation for the division at Batesville Motor Speedway, which welcomes drivers from across the country for its 50th anniversary season-ending special Oct. 13-16.

“The World Stock Car Championship is going to make it happen,” promoter Mooney Starr said confidently. “This is making people around here build ‘em and buy ‘em. It’s going to really make this division take off here.”

IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars joined the weekly program at the Arkansas speedplant this season, replacing a local street stock class.

“What we had been running had become too expensive,” reasoned Starr. “IMCA Stock Cars are competitive, they’re economical and the fans like them. They are the class of the future.” 

The World Stock Car Championship will start 30 cars and boasts a main event purse of $125,000 with $15,000 paid to the runner-up, $10,000 for third, $5,000 for fourth, $3,000 for fifth and a minimum of $1,500 to start.

Top two drivers from each of 15 heat races transfer to nightly ‘A’ features Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with the top nine from those races advancing to the Saturday main event. Third and fourth place drivers, fifth and sixth place drivers and seventh and eighth place drivers transfer to nightly “B,” “C” and “D” features to race for points. 

Pit gates opens at 2 p.m. Wednesday and at 4:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. The grandstand opens at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m. each night. 

Entry fee of $350 can be paid using the pulldown on the track website. 

Pit passes are $35 Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and $40 on Saturday. A week-long pit pass is $130. Grandstand admission is $15 on Wednesday and Thursday, $20 on Friday and $25 on Saturday. 

The Tuesday, Oct. 12 practice session runs from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Pit passes are $20.

More information is available by calling 870 613-1337 and at the website.