Speedway Motors President Clay Smith expressed thanks for the relationship with IMCA. Speedway Motors will mail $100 Gift Certificates during the season to drivers who complete the rookie application process and win career-first features. The postseason slate of awards from Speedway Motors includes helmets for all national champions and the first-ever Junior National Champion. And for a 13th straight year, Speedway Motors renews a program benefitting 200-plus race tracks in the United States and Canada. Speedway Motors program provides jackets, promoter and tech official shirts as well as discounts on tech inspection equipment, flags and signage. The program helps race facilities defray weekly program costs, decals, driver’s suit patches and feature winner hats. Speedway Motors is IMCA’s longest tenured sponsor, with a relationship to the sanctioning body dating back to the 1950’s. Recognized last fall for 40 consecutive seasons of sponsorship, the Lincoln, Neb., high performance parts manufacturer, retailer and distributor continues unique roles backing both IMCA Weekly Racing and Super Nationals. LINCOLN, Neb. – Speedway Motors begins a new decade of IMCA support while marking a quarter-century as title sponsor of the biggest dirt track racing event in the world. Speedway Motors will sponsor the upcoming Super Nationals, held September 7-12 at Boone Speedway, for the 25th consecutive year. Performance Racing Industry magazine documents the 40-year association between Speedway Motors and IMCA in their March Sponsor Spotlight. Kevin Yoder, director of marketing for IMCA, had this to say, “Those milestones are rare in the racing industry and is a testament to the working relationship and friendship forged between Bill Smith and Kathy Root decades ago. We are honored to carry that forward today and celebrate that longevity.” Visit Speedway Motors at www.speedwaymotors.com, call 800-979-0122, or visit Speedway Motors’ Facebook page. Top eligible finishers in Modified, Stock Car and Hobby Stock regional standings, and in Northern SportMod and Southern SportMod national standings all receive a pair of TruCoil springs. Drivers in all five of those divisions are required to fill out and return a contingency sign-up form. The 2020 season is the third of a five-year marketing agreement between Speedway Motors and IMCA. “We’re grateful for our long-term partnership with IMCA. Our partnership fulfills our mission to keep racing safe, fun and affordable, and allows us to support another thriving family business. We’re proud of the work Brett Root has done and look forward to supporting IMCA racers, promoters and tracks for the 2020 season.”
David Oliver Joyce and Brendan Irvine are also in qualification action today.Joyce goes into the ring at around 4 and Irvine’s bout begins at around quarter to five. The Bray fighter lost 39-37 to Yana Alekseeva, who qualifies for the games in Rio this summer.Taylor now needs to finish in the last four in the Worlds to make the Olympics. Today’s defeat is the first time that she’s been beaten since 2011.