Eric Van Iten Memorial returns to The ‘Burg on July 17

By Joe Verdegan 

LUXEMBURG, Wis. (May 3, 2022) – The second annual Eric Van Iten Memorial Night is set for Sunday, July 17 at The ‘Burg Speedway in Luxemburg, Wis., and once again some big cash will be on the line for drivers in three IMCA divisions.

A $5,000 top prize and an automatic B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational berth is already set for the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars with Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds scrapping for a $2,500 top prize and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility. The Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod winner takes home $500. 

The inaugural running of the Van Iten Memorial a year ago saw one of the largest crowds in the track’s history. A whopping $63,000 purse was split up amongst the 210 drivers who battled before a packed grandstand. 

Benji LaCrosse scored a $7,000 payday in the IMCA Modified feature while Devin Snellenberger scored the IMCA Stock Car feature win. Cody Rass was the IMCA Northern SportMod winner.  

Any business or individual who would like to contribute to the drivers’ purse to boost it even further please contact Troy (Snoot) DeGrave at 920 371-2679 or Britney or Lydia at The ‘Burg Speedway at

Van Iten had raced both an IMCA Modified and an IMCA Stock Car. The 50/50 drawing that night will be held to raise money for Wings Over Wisconsin – Denmark chapter, one of his favorite charities.