SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. – The third annual IMCA Arizona Modified Tour starts Feb. 7 with a practice night at Arizona Speedway before two nights of racing follow the Thursday session.
Central Arizona Speedway near Casa Grande, Canyon Raceway Park in Peoria and USA Raceway in Tucson host the next seven nights, with Canyon and USA both having a practice night.
In 2017 the tour was born with modifieds, sport mods, and stock cars racing and the pre-entry list reached 166. Last year stock cars were not included and it was again 166 on the pre-entry chart. This year with a Feb. 5 deadline for pre-entries, the total is at 164 for modifieds and sport mods.
Both divisions will use a format where heat winners plus the top cars in passing/finishing points will go directly to the A main. The total number of heat transfers will be 16, so the expected 10 heats in modifieds leaves room for just the top 6 in points.
Hunter Marriott is pre-entered and is the defending champion in modifieds, winning the title both last year and the initial year. Defending sport mod champion, Austin Howes, is not currently on the pre-entry list. Nor is 2017 champion Miles Morris.
Each night will offer $1,500 to the modified winner while the sport mod division pays $600 to win.
IMCA.tv will be offering pay per view for the series.