IMCA honors 700-plus champions, top rookies at national awards banquet

LINCOLN, Neb. (Oct. 24, 2022) – Another record number of champions and rookies of the year will take their turn on stage at the IMCA national awards banquet.     

Drivers winning 700-plus national, regional, track, series and state championships, as well as national and regional rookie of the year honors during the 2022 race season will be recognized during the Saturday, Nov. 26 banquet, to be held at the Marriott Cornhusker Hotel in down­town Lincoln, Neb.

More than 500 track and series, and 132 state titlists are among the champions crowned by IMCA this season.     

Banquet attendees can go to the IMCA website and purchase tickets for $35 each and make room reservations at the Cornhusker by using Overnight accommodations can also be made by calling the Cornhusker at 866 706-7706 and requesting the IMCA group rate.

Cocktails are at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with the awards ceremony to follow.     

IMCA sponsors to be recognized during the evening include Performance Bodies for 40 years, Sunoco Race Fuels for 30 years and Edelbrock, Hyperco, Jet Racing and KRC, each for a quarter-century. 

Fast Shafts and Brinn Transmission receive 20-year awards, Flow Design Technologies and Shaw Race Cars each 15-year plaques.

Ten-year awards go to Casey’s General Store, Champ Pans, QuickCar Products, RAM Clutches and Sybesma Graphics, and five-year awards go to AutoMeter, CPT Racing Manufacturing, Performance Auto and Quick Performance.     

The champions’ reception will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25 at the Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed, located on the Speedway Motors campus in Lincoln.