HANFORD, California — Kings Speedway becomes the first California track to run three IMCA divisions during the same season, with the addition of Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods.
Seven dates for SportMods are on the schedule announced at Hanford, with the first points race set for Saturday, April 7.
The class is also featured on May 5, June 9, July 6-7, Aug. 11 and Sept. 22.
“What I like best about the Northern SportMods is that this class is affordable for a lot of drivers to move up to,” promoter Scott Woodhouse said. “The economics will also allow drivers who haven’t been racing because of the cost to get back into the sport.”
“The entire rule package is intriguing,” he added. “It takes high-dollar parts out of the equation.”
Hanford is also part of IMCA’s Western Region for Modifieds and the Southern Region for Stock Cars. Points earned in all three sanctioned divisions count toward IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing national standings.
“We are also looking at adding the sanctioned Mach-1 Sport Compact class in the future,” said Woodhouse, one of the youngest IMCA promoters in the state. “That’s another class with a lot of potential for growth.”
Kings’ inaugural Ray Elder Classic Fair special is July 6-7. IMCA Modifieds race for $750 to win on opening night and for $1,500 to win in a Fast Shafts All-St