Kupper Chevrolet Modified Tour

Posted by John Gartner 12/28/2013 11:32:02 AM
The 25th Annual Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Modified Tour dates and locations have been set for 2014. Despite multiple requests to expand the Tour into neighboring states, the six cooperating tracks that make up the Tour have decided to keep the traditional locations with some changing of locations to work around the ND State Fair and Stutsman County Fair. IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Stock Cars will be on the program at all tracks. Kupper Chevrolet of Mandan will be providing the $2,000 Modified and $1,000 points funds for the top 10 in series points.

Minot, ND will once again host the opening night of the series on Sunday, July 6. Minot, ND and Nodak Speedway were one of the original Tour tracks when the series started in 1990. On Monday, July 7, the series heads north of the international border to Estevan, Saskatchewan and the Estevan Motor Speedway. Williston, ND and the Williston Basin Speedway will host night #3 of the Tour on Tuesday, July 8. On Wednesday, July 9, the series heads south to the Southwest Speedway in Dickinson, ND. Dacotah Speedway in Mandan, ND was one of the original Tour tracks and they have the Thursday, July 10 date this year. The Tour wraps up its six consecutive day run in Jamestown, ND on Friday, July 11 at the Jamestown, Speedway.

Payouts were increased once again to make the 2014 Tour set another record. The winner of the Modified feature will receive $1,700 at all six tracks. The IMCA Stock Car winner will receive $800 to win the feature. Both divisions will award the big ceremonial 1st Place checks to all feature winners at all tracks. This year the drivers will get to keep the ceremonial checks.

Dale McEwen of Winnipeg will return to flag the entire series that uses identical formats, payouts and registration fees at all six tracks. IMCA rules in both the Modified and Stock car divisions will be used as they have in the past. With all of Montana and two western Minnesota tracks going to IMCA modified sanctioning for 2014, the Tour expects to attract even more cars and fans next year.

Series founder John Gartner will once again be the Tour Director and promote the Jamestown Tour event. He can be reached at (701) 202-6075.
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