ESTEVAN, Sask. (May 15, 2023) – Estevan Motor Speedway rolls out the red carpet for IMCA drivers from both sides of the border at the May 19 and 20 Border Challenge.
A sizable contingent of American drivers was on hand for opening night May 6 at the Saskatchewan speedplant, with proof of COVID 19 vaccination no longer required to cross the border and race in Canada.
To welcome those drivers, local competitors and any newcomers to the sport who haven’t yet made the tow, Estevan hosts two nights of racing for Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.
While the regular weekly purse will be paid on Friday, top checks on Saturday will be $1,800 for the Modifieds, $800 for the Stock Cars, $650 for Northern SportMods and $500 for Hobby Stocks. Modifieds and Stock Car winners that evening become eligible to qualify for the Fast Shafts or B & B Racing Chassis All-Star invitationals.
The Stock Car Invitational qualifier is a first-ever event for Estevan; drivers in all four divisions must race on Friday to make themselves eligible for the bigger payouts on Saturday.
Pit pates open at 4:30 p.m. Saskatchewan time both days with the grandstand opening at 5 p.m., hot laps at 6:15 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.
IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and track points will be awarded both nights. Points earned at Estevan also figure in North Dakota State standings.
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