It’ll be a classic: 33rd IMCA Dakota Tour starts Saturday at Jamestown

MANDAN, N.D. (July 6, 2022) – Guaranteed to be a classic, the 33rd annual Corral Sales IMCA Dakota Classic Modified Tour powered by Industrial Electric opens this Saturday at Jamestown Speedway.

Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds race for $2,000 to win, $300 to start and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility each night July 9 at Jamestown, July 10 at Nodak Speedway in Minot, July 11 at Williston Basin Speedway, July 12 at Southwest Speedway in Dickinson, and July 13 and 14 at Dacotah Speedway in Mandan.

IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for a top check of $1,200 at Jamestown and $1,000 to win the next five nights, plus $100 to start and B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility.

IMCA and Hoosier Race Tire provide the $10,000 tour point fund, paying $6,500 to top 10 Modified drivers and $3,500 to top 10 Stock Car drivers.

“The tour is just about ready to go,” noted Director John Gartner. “More than a dozen states and two Canadian provinces are now represented by the Modified entries and we’ve got a real solid field of 40 Stock Car entries now. We’re pretty happy about that.”

All drivers will be asked to display memorial stickers honoring the late Casey Arneson. Modifieds will line up in the missing man formation during their parade laps and fans will be asked to stand and hold up two fingers, symbolizing his car number, during the second lap of each main event.

“Casey was an important part of IMCA Modified racing in North Dakota,” Gartner stated, “and we wanted the fans as well as the drivers he competed with to be able to honor his memory each night of the tour.”

All race programs start at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast by IMCA.TV.

New to the tour this year will be a sportsmanship award, given by PEM in memory of Allstar Performance representative DeWayne Ragland. The driver determined to show the best sportsmanship during the six-night series will receive $200.