Mandan, ND—Drivers from 12 US states and Canada have pre-registered for the 30th Annual series that starts its six consecutive day run on Saturday, July 6, in Jamestown, ND, at the Jamestown Speedway. The Tour then goes to Minot, ND and Nodak Speedway on Sunday, July 7. On Monday, July 8, the series travels across the international border to Estevan, Sask., Canada and Estevan Motor Speedway. Williston, ND and the Williston Basin Speedway is the next stop on Tuesday, July 9. The series then heads south to the Southwest Speedway in Dickinson, ND on Wednesday, July 10. Dacotah Speedway in Mandan, ND hosts Championship Night on Thursday, July 11, and the Corral Sales Legendary 50 on Friday, July 12. The Legendary 50 pays a record $10,004 to win the IMCA Modified feature.
Entries are still coming in from around the continent in both the IMCA Modified and IMCA Stock Car divisions. Leading the list is three time Tour Champion Hunter Marriott from Missouri, former Tour champ Ricky Thornton, Jr. of Iowa, and first time entrant Jason Hughes of Oklahoma. Also entered are North Dakota drivers Tom Berry, Jr., of Newburg, former IMCA National Champ Jason Wolla of Ray, and Marlyn Seidler of Underwood. All three ND drivers have already won numerous features at their home tracks.
The series will pay $2400 to win the 30 lap features at all six tour tracks. On the IMCA Stock car side, $800 to win is up for grabs. Over $120,000 in payout is offered for the Tour and another $30,000 is posted for the Legendary. In addition, another $3,000 will go to the top ten in IMCA series points in both divisions. In addition, another $20,000 in contingency prizes will be awarded to the top 25 in Tour points.
If fans can’t make it to the track the entire Tour will be broadcast world-wide through IMCA-TV. IMCA rules and points will be used at all Tour tracks. New this year will be passing points to determine feature line-ups.Fans that may have questions can call Tour Director John Gartner at (701) 202-6075.