Pre-Entry List Released for June 9, 2015

We are less then a month away from the start of the 2015 Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Modified Tour! We have released our first round of entires from online submission and verbal commitments. They can be found at: http://dakotamodtour.wpengine.com/drivers/pre-entry-list/ Keep your browser locked on www.dakotamodtour.com for more breaking info as we race towards the opener at Nodak Speedway on July 5, 2015, or Follow the Tour on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @dakotamodtour with the official hashtag #modtour15

Going on the 2015 Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Modified Tour: 20RT Ricky Thornton Jr.

My first selection for the RACEFEEDX New Blood, Long Haul presented by IMCA.TV promotion for the 26th Annual Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Modified Tour is Ricky Thornton, Jr. of Chandler, Arizona. The driver of the 20RT Total Seal Piston Ring and OctaneTrade.com IMCA Modified is currently second in national IMCA Modified points, and he has already won 16 feature events so far this racing season. He comes highly recommended by Underwood, North Dakota, racer Marlyn Seidler, who raced with Thornton over the winter in Arizona. Marlyn states Ricky “is a clean, young racer who is literally dripping with racing talent.” Marlyn sold Thornton a used crate engine with 40 nights on it, and he proceeded to win two features with his old used motor. Even better, you won’t see Thornton coming up to North Dakota with a big toter home with multiple cars. He is a low budget guy who does it the old school way with an open trailer running on pure determination. Marlyn predicts, “Ricky will be your next IMCA National Champion.” With [Read More]

“New Blood, Long Haul” program extended to entice six drivers to the 2015 Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Modified Tour

After a very successful sponsorship campaign with the “New Blood, Long Tow” at the 2014 Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Mod Tour ,officials at RACEFEEDX (formerly XSAN) and IMCA.TV have upped the ante by offering another spot for the 2015 tow money campaign. The 2015 RACEFEEDX “New Blood, Long Tow” presented by IMCA.TV will fund six new drivers that have never competed on the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Modified Tour and grant each driver $500 in tow money to offset the cost of traveling to follow the series of races in North Dakota and Canada. Interested drivers can apply for this promotion by visiting the new website of the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Modified Tour at: http://dakotamodtour.wpengine.com/2015-new-blood-long-haul/ A full list of requirements for eligibility is listed, including the following: driver must live at least 500 miles from Mandan, North Dakota (home offices of the Tour), driver has never competed in the Tour, drivers who promote competing sponsors to RACEFEEDX and IMCA.TV are ineligible for the program, and other details available at the entry link. All selections for [Read More]

Record purse set for July 5-10 Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Tour

MANDAN, N.D. (Jan. 12) – Another record purse will be paid out over the course of the 26th Annual Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour. IMCA Modifieds race for $2,100 to win and IMCA Stock Cars for $800 to win each night of the July 5-10 tour. Top 10 drivers in final point standings earn shares of $2,000 Modified and $1,000 Stock Car point funds, provided by tour title sponsor Kupper Chevrolet. The series starts its six-night run on Sunday, July 5 at the 3/8-mile Nodak Speedway on the North Da­kota State Fairgrounds in Minot, then heads just north of the border to Estevan, Sask., and the 3/8-mile Estevan Motor Speedway on Monday, July 6. On Tuesday, July 7, it’s south to the Upper Missouri Valley Fairgrounds and the ¼-mile Williston Basin Speedway. The show at ¼-mile Southwest Speedway in Dickinson is Wednesday, July 8. On Thursday, July 9, the tour heads to the 3/8-mile Dacotah Speedway in Mandan. The series concludes with Championship Night at the ¼-mile Jamestown Speedway on Friday, July 10. All six [Read More]

Dates & Locations Finalized for 2015 Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Modified Tour

The final dates, locations and payouts have been set for the 26th Annual Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Modified Tour. The series will pay another record purse with each of the six tracks paying out a minimum of $2100 to win the IMCA Modified feature, alon with $800 to win each IMCA Stock Car feature event. Series Title Sponsor Kupper Chevrolet will also pay $2,000 for the Modified and $1,000 for the Stock Car points fund to the top 10 in series points. RACEFEEDX.com will also be providing exclusive pay per view tv with flag to flag coverage of all events. The series starts it’s six consecutive night run on Sunday, July 5 at the 3/8 mile Nodak Speedway on the ND State Fairgrounds in Minot, ND. The Tour next heads just north of the US Border to Estevan, SK and the 3/8 mile Estevan Motor Speedway on Monday, July 6. On Tuesday, July 7 it is south to Upper Missouri Valley Fairgrounds and the 1/4 mile Willston Basin Speedway in Williston, ND. Dickinson, ND is [Read More]

O’Brien is the best of the best in Jamestown IMCA Modified Dakota Classic Tour finale

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (July 11) – Two first-time feature winners took their turns in victory lane following the sixth and final night for the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour. With a track record 80 IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds at Jamestown Speedway Friday, Justin O’Brien took the lead from Steven Pfeifer late in the 30-lapper and outran Justen Yeager for the $2,000 checkers. “This was absolutely the biggest win of my career,” said O’Brien, newly qualified for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. “The best of the best in IMCA were here.” Jeff Taylor clinched the series title with his third-place finish, still in a borrowed car. Pfeifer and Ryan Ruter completed the top five. Point runner-up Jordan Grabouski started last in the field of 26 and finished 12th. Perry Misner almost didn’t capitalize on a rare start near the front of the field, falling back to ninth before rallying to win the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car tour feature and $800. “I had a pretty good car so once I got rolling I was able to [Read More]

Grabouski gets second Dakota Tour win on record-smashing night at Mandan

MANDAN, N.D. (July 10) – For a driver who’s never followed the series before, Jordan Grabouski is making himself right at home on the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Track Side Tour. With a mind-boggling and new series event record 92 IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds at Dacotah Speedway, Grabouski sped to his second $2,000 feature win of the week Thursday night. Of equal importance, Grabouski climbed to second in the standings going into Friday’s finale at Jamestown Speedway, 17 points behind Jeff Taylor. “The track was really racy,” said Grabouski, who started sixth and led the last 21 circuits of a 30-lapper that ran without caution. “I’ve never been to any of these tracks before but they’ve been a lot of fun. Mandan is a really cool place.” He ran the top side early on, moving lower as the race progressed and he caught up with the back of the pack. “I got slowed down in traffic,” Grabouski said. “When I was running with lapped cars, I wanted to stay cautious and be smart.” Grabouski beat [Read More]

Ruter outruns Dakota Tour Modified foes at Southwest

DICKINSON, N.D. (July 9) – Ryan Ruter proved to be fastest in a fast-paced feature for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, on another record-setting night for the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour. Ruter led every circuit of Wednesday’s main event at Southwest Speedway. The 30-lapper ran caution-free and Ruter held on for the $2,000 checkers ahead of Jeff Taylor after getting mired in slower traffic. A track record 79 Modifieds ran at Dickinson. Car count records for the division have been broken or equaled each of the first four nights of the 25th annual tour. Taylor ended the night in second, just a car length off the pace. Jordan Grabouski, Jeremy Keller and Scott Drake were third through fifth, respectively. After drawing the outside row one start, Ruter ran the middle line until catching up with the back of the field near midway. His big lead disappeared in traffic but he held off the seventh starting Taylor for the win. Ruter was already on the ballot for the upcoming Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. Defending champion [Read More]

Grabouski gets ‘huge win’ in Dakota Tour show at Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. (July 8) – A long green flag run ended with Jordan Grabouski taking the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour checkers Tuesday night at Williston Basin Speedway. Grabouski caught Ryan Ruter for the lead nine laps into the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature. The race stayed green for the last 19 of 30 laps with Grabouski getting the $2,000 victory ahead of Steven Pfeifer, hard charger Jeff Taylor, Ruter and Travis Hagen. “This was a huge win for us. This series is tough,” said Grabouski, who started 10th after winning the second ‘B’ feature and used the middle line to find his way forward. “We had a track we could race on and pass. It means a lot to win here.” Taylor, winner of the first two tour events, put on a passing demonstration of his own after starting 19th. Already a qualifier several times over for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, Grabouski added the Dakota Tour triumph to a list of 2014 accomplishments that already include his 100th career win in [Read More]

Another record car count set as Taylor builds on Dakota Tour success at Estevan

ESTEVAN, Sask. (July 7) – Despite leading all 30 laps, Jeff Taylor got to enjoy Monday’s Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour main event at Estevan Motor Speedway from a couple perspec­tives. Taylor won his second IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified tour event in as many nights while Steven Pfeifer was second and Shawn Anderson fourth in Taylor Chassis rides. “I’d have been happy with either one of them passing me and winning,” Taylor said. “I’d have been tickled to death.” The win was worth $2,000 and came in a contest slowed by caution just once, on lap 12. Curt Lund was third and Shawn Anderson fifth. Seventy-six Modifieds from 14 states and Canada ran at Estevan. That’s the most ever entries for the division north of the border as the series set new car count records in the first two events of 2014. “I never thought about winning the first two races of this series. It’s the first time I’ve ever started a series like this,” said Taylor, who’d topped the Sunday show at Nodak [Read More]

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