Harris still living the dream in 40th season of IMCA support

AMES, Iowa (April 27, 2022) – The boss at Bob Harris Enterprises has an anniversary to celebrate this season.

While his Ames, Iowa, company gives awards to special events competitors in five IMCA divisions again in 2022, owner Bob Harris marks his 40th year of association with the Vinton headquartered sanctioning body.

“I’m kind of that old-school dude who believes if something isn’t broken, you don’t make changes. I’ve been very happy to be associated with IMCA,” Harris said. “It’s been fun. I’ve had the privilege of doing a lot of things I enjoy.”

“I’ve been a racer, a chassis builder and promoter as well as a sponsor, so I’ve seen all aspects of the sport. Racing has always had its ups and downs,” he continued. “Technology has changed things but some of the stuff we do hasn’t. We’re still building race cars, still building shocks and living the dream.”

“The only thing I can complain about is the weather and that’s not something I can do anything about.” 

The 31st annual Harris Clash, IMCA’s longest running one-day special, brings both the Modifieds and Northern SportMods to Minnesota’s Deer Creek Speedway on Aug. 2.

“I look forward to the Harris Clash and I know a lot of IMCA drivers do, too,” Harris said. “Deer Creek has been a good fit for us. “It’s a track that most IMCA drivers only race at once a year and it’s been a big step up from the place we were at before.”

“If there was a list of the top 10 most influential people in IMCA Modified racing since its inception, Bob would be on it. He’s that important,” said IMCA President Brett Root. “We thank him for all the help and knowledge he brings to the sport. A lot of racers have gotten better because of Bob.”

Bob Harris Enterprises again gives two free shock rebuilds to a top five finisher at each of 30 Friesen Performance IMCA Modified, 15 Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products IMCA Southern SportMod, 15 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car and 10 IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock special events. 

And a drawing will be held following the regular point season to award Race Tech Info Dirt Chassis School packages to one driver in the Modified, Stock Car, Hobby Stock and SportMod divisions.

Drawing winners last year were Collen Winebarger, Tyler Barribo, Justin Luinenburg and Izac Mallicoat.

Certificates for shock rebuilds are mailed after special events results are re­ceived at the IMCA home office. Race Tech Info seminar certificates will be sent in December.

BHE also awards two free shock rebuilds to drivers with fastest, and slowest green lap times in the Modified, Stock Car, Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod main events at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. 

Information about the Race Tech Info chassis schools and shock rebuilds is availa­ble by calling 515 292-9200, at the www.bobharrisent.com or www.racetechinfo.com websites and on Facebook.