WEST UNION, Iowa (March 31, 2023) – A chassis builder that’s seen continued success at IMCA venues around the nation takes a new title at the biggest IMCA event.
Rage Chassis becomes the new sponsor of the Modified Race of Champions, to be held during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.
The West Union chassis builder, owned by Justin and Holly O’Brien, provides a portion of the point fund to be paid for the 12-car, 12-lap, $1,000 to win race. The 35th annual RoC will be Sept. 9 at Boone Speedway.
Previous RoC winners as well as 2023 track champions or point leaders, and former Modified national, regional and Super Nationals champions competing at the 41st annual Super Nationals are eligible to qualify for the Rage Chassis Race of Champions.
“The race of champions is one of IMCA’s premier races and one of the coolest events at Super Nationals,” O’Brien said. “It honors drivers who put in the effort all season long. It’s cool to be part of that and Super Nationals in general.”
O’Brien built his first Modified in 2008 and Rage Chassis are now racing weekly in more than 30 states. The first Northern SportMod rolled off the line in West Union in 2014 and Rage has since built Stock Cars and Hobby Stocks as well.
“The Race of Champions has become one of the premier events not just of Super Nationals but of the entire IMCA season. Winning the RoC is a career highlight for any driver,” noted IMCA Marketing Integration and Sponsorship Director Carson Becker-Gramm. “Justin and Rage Chassis are the perfect title sponsor partners for a race of this magnitude.”
A former IMCA Manufacturers’ Cup champion, Rage Chassis has also sponsored the special for Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds held during the Fayette County Fair, just down the road from O’Brien’s shop in West Union.
“Becoming title sponsor for the IMCA Modified Race of Champions is a good way for us to give back to our customers in particular, and to Modified drivers in general,” said O’Brien, who has raced in the sanctioned class since 2009. “Grassroots racers are what keep this sport going. It’s cool to have another way to give back to them.”