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Topic: Bureau County Speedway Practice Day
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posted April 06, 2001 09:40 AM
Bureau County Speedway Practice Day
Racing fans who have been longing for the sound of race car engines
will get their fix on Sunday, April 15th during Bureau County Speedway's
practice day. The best part for the fans is that the grandstand
admission is free for the practice. Practice will begin at 1 p.m. and
continue for a couple of hours, weather permitting.
Pit passes for the practice day will be $10. Track phone 815-872-0538.
Racing begins at Bureau County Speedway on Friday, April 20th. Gates
will open at 5 p.m. and racing begins 15 minutes earlier than last year,
at 7:00 p.m. The season will continue through the Season Championship
race on Friday, August 17th.
The annual Coca Cola Fall Bash will be moved to Sunday, September 2nd.
This earlier date will give the I.M.C.A. drivers a chance to participate
in the Super National races in Boone, IA the following weekend. The
Dwarf Cars will be making another appearance during the Fall Bash in
A special mid-week race has been added to the schedule on Tuesday,
June 12th. The United States Modified Touring Series will be coming to
the Speedway with competitors expected from several states. Also racing
with the Modifieds will be the Sportsman division.
Bureau County Speedway Joins with I.M.C.A.
Bureau County Speedway in Princeton, Illinois and I.M.C.A. have once
again teamed up to sanction the Late Model and Modified divisions.
I.M.C.A. stands for International Motor Contest Association, one of the
oldest racing sanctioning bodies in the country.
I.M.C.A. sanctioned Modifieds ran at Bureau County Speedway for five
years, concluding in 1991. At that time, there was no Late Model class
running at the track. The 2001 season will be the first time the Late
Model division has been sanctioned at Bureau County Speedway.
Some of the advantages of sanctioning a racing division are to have a
set of rules that are standard at all sanctioned tracks, no matter what
state or division the drivers are competing in. The drivers compete for
points on both a local and national levels. I.M.C.A. has many
contingency sponsors that will be providing prizes and incentives for
the drivers in all divisions. A national point fund is paid out to the
top drivers at the end of the racing season.
Race fans who were attending Bureau County Speedway years ago may
remember that the I.M.C.A. modifieds had a motor claim rule that let a
low finishing driver claim the winner's motor for $300. That rule had
been in effect since 1979 and had been a major point of contention among
the drivers, since the fee was so low and motor costs so high. The claim
has been raised to $525 for the 2001 season, with rules added limiting
the number of times a driver can have his motors claimed. The Late
Model division has a spec motor rule with limits on size and
modifications. Last year, Darren Miller of Milledgeville had a huge win
in a Late Model feature at Bureau County Speedway utilizing an I.M.C.A.
Come out on Easter Sunday and preview the new cars for the 2001 racing
season during Bureau County Speedway's practice day beginning at 1:00
p.m. Racing begins April 20th at 7:00 p.m.