BELLE PLAINE, Minn. (Jan. 24, 2024) – An expanded sponsorship role with IMCA takes B & B Racing Chassis and owner Paul Burger back to the division where they got their start in dirt track racing.
The Belle Plaine, Minn., chassis builder becomes title sponsor of both Northern and Southern regions for IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and will provide increased point funds of $1,500 for each.
“I got my first two wins, in a Hobby Stock, at Arlington Raceway in 1989 or 1990. We built our own cars and after this business was incorporated, the first cars we built were Hobby Stocks,” Burger said. “That’s kind of the reason why this sponsorship appeals to me. Hobby Stocks are really the place where it all starts for a lot of drivers, myself included.”
B & B Racing Chassis Northern Region tracks are in eastern Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming while tracks in the B & B Racing Chassis Southern Region are located in Arizona, California, western Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.
“I like the economics and the relative simplicity of the Hobby Stocks. They can be a stepping-stone type class or a division that a driver can race in their entire career,” said Burger. “I am definitely looking forward to being a regional sponsor. I always enjoy supporting the sport and giving back to drivers.”
B & B decal placement is required and point fund checks will be presented to top 10 finishing drivers during the national IMCA banquet in November, or mailed beginning the following week.
“The support we get from Paul and B & B will be instrumental as we see continued growth in the Hobby Stock division, both in terms of car count numbers and new sanctions,” observed IMCA Marketing Integration and Sponsorship Director Carson Becker-Gramm. “They have become synonymous with our Stock Car All-Star Invitational and I anticipate a similar result from their new regional title sponsorship role.
The upcoming B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational will be held Sept. 5 at Boone Speedway, during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.
This year, the winner will have the option of getting a new B & B chassis to run in 2025 or seeing that chassis auctioned off on Saturday night and going home with cash proceeds.
“It’s hard to believe that this will already be the fourth annual All-Star Invitational,” said Burger. “We’ve seen so many good drivers qualify and race in the first three.”