Abilene hosts 30th annual IMCA.TV Ice Breaker Feb. 16-17

ABILENE, Texas (Jan. 26, 2024) – Rob Poor was racing a Friesen Performance IMCA Modified in the early days of Ice Breaker at Abilene Speedway.

He’ll promote the 30th annual event, one of the longest continuously running specials in the GRT Race Cars South Central Region and in all of IMCA, Feb. 16 and 17.

Modifieds run for $1,000 to win, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $750, Smiley’s Racing Products IMCA Southern SportMods for $600 both nights.

IMCA.TV 30th anniversary bonuses – $1,000 for the Modifieds, $750 for the Stock Cars and $600 for the Southern SportMods – will be paid to drivers who can win both nights in their respective divisions.

“We had some good runs at the Ice Breaker but we never won it,” recalled Poor, starting his 23rd year in charge at Abilene. “This was one of the earliest specials of the season so there were always a lot of good cars here, from across the region and from a lot of the country.”

Modified winners become Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligible while Stock Car winners earn B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational eligibility.

Modified, Stock Car and Southern SportMod features each night pay a minimum of $75 to start.

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, Texas State and track points will be awarded for both draw/redraw programs. 

Each Ice Breaker show will be broadcast by presenting sponsor IMCA.TV.

Pits open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:45 p.m. both days with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. and racing to follow. Pit passes are $35 and spectator admission is $12 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for ages five and under.

Open practices run from noon-4 p.m. Feb 4 and 11 and from 6-10 p.m. on Feb. 15. Pit passes for each practice session are $20 with no charge for grandstand admission.

Information about the upcoming Ice Breaker is available from Poor at 325 725-3849 or 325 692-8800, on Facebook and on the track website.

“Promoting this track and events like the Ice Breaker and the Southern Challenge hasn’t been work,” said Poor. “It’s never a job when you like what you’re doing.”

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