If you are attending the 2017 Dakota Classic Modified Tour make sure to PRE-REGISTER online. This is your only shot at a provisional. We will start 30 cars this year with the 30th being the provisional. Night 1 by Past Champions and the rest of the week by Highest Points, pre-registered only. Drivers are only allowed to use 1 Provisional for the week in 2017. Registration is FREE at: http://dakotamodtour.com/drivers/register/ Registration opens up on June 1, 2017.
IMCA.TV, the Official Broadcast partner of the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Modified Tour, continued its support of the week long series of races with a gracious amount of track, driver, and promotional support in 2016. In addition to hosting and updating the DCMT website and social media, IMCA.TV handed out the following financial incentives: $300 to the Event Purse for each race, each track that was run totaling $1500.00. $500 to the Best Appearing Modified in a Facebook Fan Vote with winner Ricky Thornton Jr. $300 to the Best Appearing Modified in a Facebook Fan Vote with winner Cody Nelson. $500 to Five Drivers for the IMCA.TV New Blood, Long Haul Promotion went to: Cody Laney, Alex Standford, Randy Brown, David Brown, and Tom Berry Jr for a grand total of $2500. $200 to Four Drivers (Five Winner) in the IMCA.TV Open Trailer Promotion which went to: Josh Eberhardt, Marcus Tomlinson, Brendan Elits, and Blaine Durward (x2) for a total of $1000. Grand total for all cash contributions totaled $5800.00 in 2016. The Kupper Chevrolet [Read More]
MANDAN, N.D. (July 14) – Ricky Thornton Jr. won for the 100th time in his Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified career and Hunter Marriott reigned as champion of the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour Thursday night. The biggest Modified tour in the world concluded with a single night record 101 cars entered at Dacotah Speedway. The 27th annual tour averaged an all-time best 90.4 Modifieds a night. Thornton, the 2015 tour champion, led all but the first time around the track in a caution-free 30-lapper contested by many of the best drivers from across the United States and Canada. The checkers were Thornton’s 22nd of the season and paid $2,200. “It was pretty special to get my 100th win tonight, especially because this was the first tour race where they had more than 100 cars. There were a lot of good guys here tonight,” said Thornton, noting that he’d needed a provisional to start at Mandan last year. “Everything just clicked for us tonight. Being out front with all that clean air in front of [Read More]
DICKINSON, N.D. (July 13) – Cody Laney followed the script Hunter Marriott had written the night before in winning Wednesday’s Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour main event. In front of a packed grandstand at Southwest Speedway, Laney led all 30 laps in topping the $2,200 to win feature for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds. A track tour record 90 Modifieds saw action at Dickinson. Marriott had led from start to finish Tuesday at Williston Basin Speedway and challenged Laney in the late going before settling for second at Southwest. “I knew if I could hold my line, I’d be all right,” said Laney, new to the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot and a three-time winner this season in his home state of California coming into the night. “Hunter was the one who worried me … I saw his nose a couple times but I kept hitting my marks.” Laney started outside the front row and held off Lucas Schott following a pair of early restarts. Marriott settled into second on lap 11 and tried high [Read More]
WILLISTON, N.D. (July 12) – Another big Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified event ended with Hunter Marriott holding the big check. Marriott led all 25 laps of Tuesday’s Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour main event at Williston Basin Speedway and earned $2,200. He pulled away from the rest of the pack following the initial start and again after the only caution of the contest, on lap 10. Lucas Schott was a distant second while 2014 tour champion Jeff Taylor used multiple lines in racing from 10th starting to third. Jason Grimes started 17th and finished fourth; rounding out the top five was Jason Wolla. Marriott was already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Seventy-four Modified drivers from a dozen states and Canada were entered at Williston. Eight states and Saskatchewan were represented in the main event. Joren Boyce, a former Modified tour champion, passed Matt Speckman on the fourth circuit and led to the end of the 20-lap IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature. Three cautions slowed the early going but the race stayed green [Read More]
Round 3 of the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Modified Tour has been Rained Out at the Estevan Motor Speedway in Estevan, SK, Canada. We wil continue with Round 4 on Tuesday, July 12, at the Williston Basin Speedway in Williston, ND.
Online registration is OPEN for the 27th Annual Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Modified Tour! There is no charge to register and this information is forwarded to all six tracks that make up the July 9-14 series in North Dakota and Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada. Registration is open to both IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Stock Cars. By pre-registering you only have to pay your nightly fees and bypass the onsite registration line. Pre-registering also allows the Tour to advertise driver names on their website, the individual track websites, and IMCA.TV, well in advance of the first night of the Tour. ENTER HERE: http://dakotamodtour.wpengine.com/drivers/register/ The series starts its run on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at the Jamestown Speedway in Jamestown, ND. From there it is north to the ND State Fairgrounds and Nodak Speedway in Minot, ND on Sunday, July 10. On Monday, July 11, round #3 crosses the international border at the Estevan Motor Speedway in Estevan, Sask., Canada. The Williston Basin Speedway in Williston, ND is next on Tuesday, July 12. Wednesday, July 13, the series [Read More]
Mandan, ND — The details have been finalized for the largest paying IMCA Modified race in North Dakota racing history — Dacotah Speedway’s inaugural “Legendary 50” that will wrap up the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Modified Tour on Friday, July 15. The Modified feature event will pay $10,001 to the winner of the 50 lap feature, using a unique mid race mandatory pit stop that will allow race fans to see their favorite driver and crew “up close and personal” as they work on their cars right in front of Dacotah Speedway’s huge grandstand. The five minute pit stop–with cars lined up in order–will allow crews to do anything to their cars except change tires. Series Director John Gartner said, “The Legendary race will take the Tour to a new level as drivers will be able to race for great money during the Tour, and reward them with one of the highest paying races for IMCA Modifieds ever with the Legendary. This will be a best of the best event.” Corrals Sales RV Superstore was [Read More]
Mandan, ND—With Jamestown Speedway recently making their decision to go IMCA full-time in the Modified division, the Tour locations and dates for 2016 have now been finalized. The series will start in Jamestown, ND on Saturday, July 9, at Jamestown Speedway. On Sunday, July 10, the Tour heads north to Minot, ND and Nodak Speedway. The series then goes international on Monday, July 11, at the Estevan Motor Speedway, in Estevan Sask. On Tuesday, July 12, its night #4 at Williston Basin Speedway in Williston, ND. From there the series heads south to Dickinson and Southwest Speedway on Wednesday, July 13. The series then heads east to Mandan, ND for its traditional Championship Night on Thursday, July 14 at Dacotah Speedway. Still in the works is a post Tour race at Dacotah Speedway called “The Legendary,” on Friday, July 15. This race has a tentative payout of $10,000 to win, making it the highest paid race in North Dakota racing history. The winners of the six previous tour features will be guaranteed starting spots in [Read More]
WILLISTON, N.D. (July 7) – A trip to California earlier this season helped put first-time Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour contender Ricky Thornton Jr. in Williston Basin Speedway’s victory lane. Thornton made the most of the lower line and caught pole starter Kelly Shryock for the lead with six circuits left in Tuesday’s 30-lap Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified main event. After working his way around a lapped car, he collected the $2,100 checkers and took over the top spot in the tour point standings as the best of the best IMCA Modified drivers converged in North Dakota. “That was probably the biggest win of my career,” Thornton said following his 20th victory of the season. “The competition here is so good.” “Our goal coming in was to make the show every night and maybe make the top 10 in points,” he added. “It would be great if we could pull it off and win the tour championship.” The Arizona speedster had started seventh and ran a lower line than most of the rest of [Read More]