Black Hills Adds Two More Weekly Divisions

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RAPID CITY, S.D. – Two more IMCA divisions will be featured this season on Friday race pro­grams at Black Hills Speedway.

IMCA Modifieds and IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars will join the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks on the half-mile dirt oval at Rapid City.

A car show and test ‘n tune session is on the tentative schedule for April 27, with the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing opener on May 3.

The 2019 season will be the fourth for sanctioned Hobby Stocks at Black Hills.

“We have had a non-sanctioned sprint car class the last few seasons. A lot of local drivers have expressed an interest in something more concrete, with a point fund and sanctioning body,” track pro­moter Ed Kirchoff said. “Modifieds are a natural progression for us. We had Modifieds at a Gunslinger Tour race and again at the end of the season last year.”

Five hundred dollars is the top prize for the Hobby Stocks in their May 31 special at Rapid City, while the winner of the 38 Special for Modifieds earns $1,250 and a spot on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot on July 19.

Season championship night for all three IMCA divisions is Aug. 16.

John Carlton is the track manager. Upgrading the track lighting system is part of an ongoing pro­gram of improvements at Black Hills.

“These are new sanctions that will benefit a lot of drivers in the area,” noted IMCA Vice President of Operations Jim Stannard. “They’ll complement the already established Hobby Stocks.”