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Thunderbird Raceway becomes latest Michigan track to add IMCA Modifieds

MUSKEGON, Mich. – Tom Sprague has been a fan of the IMCA Modified division for 30-plus years. The sanctioned class will run at his Thunderbird Raceway beginning this season.  Opening night at the 3/8-mile clay oval in Muskegon, on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, is April 27. Saturday shows during the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season con­tinue through Aug. 31.  “I’ve always liked the IMCA rules. They’re for the budget-minded racer,” commented Sprague, who fit that description during his own career in the class. “When I bought Thunderbird I said from the get-go that we were going toward IMCA. They keep the rules consistent and the costs down.”  Sprague won track championships in both late model and sportsman classes and then became a tech inspector at Thunderbird. He had owned and promoted Winston Speedway before buying and reopening Thunderbird, now the fifth track in Michigan sanctioning Modifieds weekly with IMCA.  “We’ve upgraded the track to all town and county specs,” said Sprague, clicking off a list of improve­ments that ranged from improved [Read More]