HUFFMAN, Texas (Jan. 19, 2024) – The idea of a traveling series deep in the Lone Star State becomes a reality this year, with the inaugural South Texas IMCA Modified Series.
Twenty-one race dates, 18 of them during the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season, have been announced for Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, I-37 Speedway in Pleasanton, South Texas Race Ranch in Corpus Christi and Texana Raceway Park in Edna.
“What we want to accomplish with this series is develop an average car count of 15 to 20 cars a night along with a good fan following,” explained Jacob Hortch, a Modified driver who helped put the pieces in place for the first annual tour. “It’s cool to have the tracks working together and focusing on building Modified racing.”
“Everyone is excited for the possibilities that this series can bring and we hope to put on some awesome shows for the fans”
IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing national, GRT Race Cars South Central Region and IMCA state points will be awarded for series events scheduled March 2 through Sept. 28.
“Payouts will be increased throughout feature fields and we are looking for sponsors to help with a point fund,” said Hortch, noting that East Side Hot Rods of Schertz had already signed on to help pay sanction fees for series events.
Brancen Pittman will be promoter and race director for the South Texas IMCA Modified Series.
South Texas Race Ranch hosts the series opener on March 2, along with May 18 and June 29 dates.
Events at I-37 are March 9, April 6 and 27, June 15, July 6, Aug. 3 and Sept. 14.
Texana Raceway Park shows are set for March 30, June 8 and Aug. 10.
And Cotton Bowl is site of April 13, May 11, July 20, Aug. 24 and Sept. 28 shows.
Series events scheduled after the 2024 point season are Oct. 11-12 at Cotton Bowl and Oct. 19 and Nov. 1-2 at I-37.
A formal announcement on STIMS will be made tonight (Thursday) during the Revved Up podcast.