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Thunderbird Raceway (MI) Adds IMCA Modifieds
March 15, 2019
Beginning with the $1,000-to-win Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying event on June 29, IMCA Modifieds will run at Thunderbird Raceway, the newest track in IMCA’s Dirt Works Eastern Region.
Thunderbird Raceway (MI) Adds IMCA Modifieds

Beginning with the $1,000-to-win Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying event on June 29, IMCA Modifieds will run at Thunderbird Raceway, the newest track in IMCA’s Dirt Works Eastern Region.

Tom Sprague, who oversees the 3/8-mile clay oval in Muskegon, Michigan, has been a fan of the IMCA-sanctioned division for over 30 years as he was once a regular racer in the class.

“I’ve always liked the IMCA rules. They’re for the budget-minded racer,” Sprague said. “When I bought Thunderbird I said from the get-go that we were going toward IMCA. They keep the rules consistent and the costs down.”

Sprauge also owns and promotes Winston Speedway, a dirt track in Rothbury, Michigan. Thunderbird is now the fifth track in the state sanctioning modifieds weekly with IMCA.

“We’ve upgraded the track to all town and county specs,” said Sprague, clicking off a list of improve­ments that ranged from improved water runoff and handicapped parking to updated electri­cal and more lighting.

“We have added clay every year since I bought the track. We’ve installed new fencing and guard­rails and built up the driveways,” he said. “There are a lot of drivers in the area who think what we’ve done is great. We’re giving them the opportunity to race.”

For more information, visit the track website or the IMCA website.