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Specialty Racing Promotions To Promote Benton County Speedway (IA)
February 20, 2020
Specialty Racing Promotions, owned by Rick and Corey Dripps, took over “The Bullring” management duties from former promoter Mick Trier late in the 2019 season.
Specialty Racing Promotions To Promote Benton County Speedway (IA)

Benton County Speedway, the 1/4-mile track in Vinton, Iowa, has new promoters for the 2020 season.

Site of the first-ever IMCA Modified event in 1979, Benton County Speedway has sanctioned the Modifieds and Stock Cars since 2001, Hobby Stocks since 2002, Northern SportMods since 2005 and Late Models since 2017.

Specialty Racing Promotions, owned by Rick and Corey Dripps, took over “The Bullring” management duties from former promoter Mick Trier late in the 2019 season, according to the Cedar Valley Times/Vinton Eagle. The new promoters oversaw the season-ending Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour show last September.

“We went home that night excited about a lot of things. That race gave us a great headstart going into this year and things couldn’t have worked out better for us,” Corey Dripps said, who is a long-time IMCA Modified driver. “Benton County Speedway is the first track I ever watched a race at. It’s the first track I ever raced at (in a Pro Stock in 1992) and it’s the first track where I won a race. It’s always been special to me.”

The 2020 season opens April 2 for the Frostbuster Special before the first regular Sunday night event on April 19.

“I’ve done a lot of different racing and IMCA has the best rules package for competitiveness and cost-effectiveness,” Dripps said.

In addition to the Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Late Models, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods run weekly through IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing season championship night on Aug. 23.

Special events for each IMCA division are scheduled throughout the season. The Dirt Knights Tour returns on Memorial Day, Kids With Cancer Night on May 31 and the Urbana 5 Memorial on July 2.

For more information, visit icma.com.

Image courtesy of IMCA