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For Immediate Release/Your Information March 12, 2007

From Bill Martin, IMCA Public Relations 319 472-2201, x225

 

BST Series boasts 24 dates for IMCA Modifieds

 

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (March 12) – The Blood, Sweat and Tears Modified Series will boast 24 dates in its first season of IMCA sanctioning.

 

Opening night doubles as the Frost Fest special on Saturday, March 24 at Elmwood Park Speedway in Norton, Kan. The third annual tour visits speedplants in Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming before winding up Sept. 22 at Phillips County Speedway in Holyoke, Colo.

 

“Sanctioning the series with IMCA is going to be a bonus for everybody. We can see that in the number of drivers already registered,” tour founder Joe Bellm said. “For the benefit of racers and racing around the area, it was something we needed to do and the tie with IMCA will help us that much more next year.”

 

Drivers’ best 18 finishes will be used in determining series standings, with point fund amounts for the top 10 drivers and special events contingency awards to be announced.

 

Points earned at all races will apply toward IMCA national and SuperFlow Central or Western Region standings. Smiley’s Racing Products state points will also be given in Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming.

 

Based on minimum 18 car fields, each event will pay at least $700 to win and $100 to start. The winners of four BST features qualify for the 2008 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, including the $1,000 to win Frost Fest, $5,000 to win races July 21 at Lincoln County Raceway in North Platte, Neb., and Aug. 4 at Thomas County Speedway in Colby, Kan., and the $3,000 to win show Aug. 25 at Sweetwater Speedway in Rock Springs, Wy.

 

Also on the schedule are events at Dodge City Raceway Park, WaKeeney Speedway, Sherman County Raceway and Rolling Plains Motor Speedway in Kansas, I-76 Speedway in Colorado, McCook Speedway and Dawson County Raceway in Nebraska, and Ripple Ridge Raceway in Wyoming.

 

“Our rules were similar to IMCA’s the first year and more open last season,” said Bellm, who shared the Modified track title at Lamar Speedway in 1993 before owning and promoting Rocky Mountain Speedway in Denver. “That wasn’t fair to drivers who couldn’t spend the money to be competitive. This class has always been a passion of mine and I believe in affordable racing. You don’t need ground pounding motors and spoilers.”

 

“We wanted to go to more tracks that sanctioned IMCA Modifieds this season and hopefully the series will be a stepping stone to getting IMCA back in Colorado,” he added. “We want to get more enthusiasm for IMCA and more tracks sanctioned here.”

 

The series points leader becomes eligible to qualify for the Ron Efkamp Memorial Race of Champions at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals this September. The top driver in the final standings will be added to the ballot for the 2008 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.

 

“We anticipate the BST Modified Series being a great complement to weekly programs in Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming,” IMCA Vice President of Operations Brett Root said. “The entire series scheme fits in with our philosophy of affordable racing, using a standard set of rules that allows drivers to travel to different tracks and know their car will be legal when they get there.”

 

More information about the BST Series is available from Bellm at 720 422-5244 or at the www.bstracing.com website.

 

A Modified will be available for nightly rent throughout the series, with first dibs going to the highest driver in point standings who broke during their heat or “B” feature.

 

Also making the series circuit will be a two seat Modified, purchased from Schwanke Motors. Local celebrities, and lucky fans selected by drawing will get rides as part of efforts to promote the tour.

 

BST IMCA Modified Series Schedule

Saturday, March 24 Elmwood Park Speedway Norton, Kan.

Saturday, April 28 Dodge City Raceway Park Dodge City, Kan.

Sunday, April 29 WaKeeney Speedway WaKeeney, Kan.

Saturday, May 5 Sherman County Raceway Goodland, Kan.

Sunday, May 6 Thomas County Speedway Colby, Kan.

Saturday, May 19 Phillips County Raceway Holyoke, Colo.

Saturday, May 26 I-76 Speedway Fort Morgan, Colo.

Sunday, May 27 Phillips County Raceway Holyoke, Colo.

Friday, June 8 McCook Speedway McCook, Neb.

Saturday, June 9 Lincoln County Raceway North Platte, Neb.

Sunday, June 10 Dawson County Raceway Lexington, Neb.

Tuesday, June 12 Lincoln County Raceway North Platte, Neb.

Friday, June 29 Ripple Ridge Raceway Rawlins, Wy.

Saturday, June 30 Sweetwater Speedway Rock Springs, Wy.

Wednesday, July 4 Sweetwater Speedway Rock Springs, Wy.

Friday, July 20 Lincoln County Raceway North Platte, Neb.

Saturday, July 21 Lincoln County Raceway North Platte, Neb.

Friday, Aug. 3 Thomas County Speedway Colby, Kan.

Saturday, Aug. 4 Thomas County Speedway Colby, Kan.

Saturday, Aug. 11 Rolling Plains Motor Speedway Hays, Kan.

Friday, Aug. 24 Sweetwater Speedway Rock Springs, Wy.

Saturday, Aug. 25 Sweetwater Speedway Rock Springs, Wy.

Saturday, Sept. 1 Phillips County Raceway Holyoke, Colo.

Saturday, Sept. 22 Phillips County Raceway Holyoke, Colo.

 

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