Dates, locations announced for 2022 Corral Sales Dakota Classic Tour

MANDAN, N.D. – Plans have been finalized for the Corral Sales Dakota Classic Tour with IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars after a recent meeting with the six host tracks.

Due to mandated Covid vaccination requirements at the international border, Estevan, Sask., Motor Speedway has decided not to take a tour date despite an open border. This decision meant one track would be allowed to take an additional date to keep the traditional six consecutive date series format that has been popular with drivers and fans over the tour’s long history. Dacotah Speedway in Mandan stepped up to take the extra date.

The tour will start in Jamestown on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at Jamestown Speedway. The series then heads north to the North Dakota State Fairgrounds and Nodak Speedway in Minot on Sunday, July 10. Drivers and fans next head west on US Highway 2 for Williston and Williston Basin Speedway on Monday, July 11. Southwest Speedway in Dickinson is next on Tuesday, July 12. The Tour wraps up in Mandan at Dacotah Speedway for a doubleheader on Wednesday and Thursday, July 13 and 14.

The tour once again will be IMCA sanctioned in both the Modified and Stock Car divisions. The Modified portion will pay $2,000 to win the feature at all venues, with $300 paid to start the 28-car features with no provisionals. The Stock Cars will  be paid $1,000 to win their 24 car features, again with no provisionals.

Modified feature winners become eligible to qualify for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational,  Stock Car feature winners for the B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational.

The same procedures will be used at all tracks, including passing points for both divisions. Tour founder John Gartner will be the race director and the same officials will be in charge of all flagging, scoring, and tech duties to keep a level playing field for all competitors.

Announcements will be forthcoming as to announcers, flagmen, and other key personnel that are key parts of the Tour.

One announcement that can be made is that the Tour will have a new TV streaming partner. IMCA.TV will be  providing this service using key North Dakota personnel that have proven backgrounds in the industry.  More details will be communicated when this information becomes available. A new Tour website is currently under construction and the Facebook page will remain without change.

The Tour is also very glad to announce that plans are well under way to provide contingency prizes and points funds from some of the nation’s top racing retailers and manufacturers from a wide geographical area. Efforts to solve parts availability issues with our partners are ongoing and we feel confident that these issues will be solved before the Tour starts.

Drivers or fans with questions can contact Gartner at (701) 202-6075, or by email at