Battle Mountain Sanctions IMCA Stock Cars

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BATTLE MOUNTAIN, Nev. – After rolling out the red carpet for the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars last summer, Battle Mountain Raceway will become the first track in Nevada to sanction the division this year.

Five Friday-Saturday doubleheaders – April 3-4, May 8-9, June 26-27, July 24-25 and Aug. 28-29 – are scheduled with the final IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing show of the season set for Sunday, Sept. 20.

Gene Henrie was the Stock Car feature winner when the Wild West Tour came to Battle Mountain last July.

Both the look of the cars and the quality of the racing that evening had fans asking track officials to bring the division back more often.

“The fans really liked them. We’ve already got six area drivers who already have or are building or buying cars,” promoter Santiago Villanueva said. “We’re looking forward to making this happen.”

IMCA Modifieds have run at Battle Mountain since 2002.

“What I like about sanctioning with IMCA is the rules. They’re cut and dried, pretty straight forward and right there on the website,” said Villanueva. “We want to build the Stock Car class here and we want our drivers to be able to go to other IMCA tracks and not have to change anything to race.”

Stock Car points earned at Battle Mountain figure toward EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region standings.