Bigger numbers on the track at IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car events will translate into bigger numbers on point fund checks mailed at the end of the 2020 season for competitors.
IMCA has revealed that it plans to boost the point fund for the Winged Sprint Car division to $18,150 beginning in 2020. That amount includes $5,000 for the national champion with $300 paid to the 20th-place driver.
“We are investing in the RaceSaver Sprint Car division, and additionally, we want the national, Top-20 point fund to reflect both the membership support and the number of sanctions involved,” noted IMCA President Brett Root.
“IMCA has a long history with Sprint Cars,” he continued. “We’ve seen a huge resurgence in membership and sanction numbers during our seven-year association with RaceSaver. Both the growth we have already seen in the division and its potential more than justify the increased point fund.”
Throughout the course of the 2019 season, IMCA RaceSaver sanctioned Sprint Car events in 17 states. A diverse group of drivers from six of those states finished in the Top 20 in the final national standings.
“New sanctions and solid car counts gave RaceSaver Sprint Car drivers new opportunities to race more often and to compete in even bigger feature fields,” Root said. “That’s a trend I see continuing in the future.”
In addition to a hefty $5,000 check, the 2020 national champion receives a helmet, ring, and jacket during the IMCA awards banquet in November.
More information about the increased point fund, as well as the divisional contingency awards program, is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.