Three events in three nights are next for IMCA Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour
JEFFERSON, S.D. (July 20) – Another out-of-state date kicks off three events in as many nights for the Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour.The series for IMCA Modifieds is at Park Jefferson Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., on Monday, July 23, before returning to familiar Iowa venues Hancock County Speedway in Britt on Tuesday, July 24 and Buena Vista Raceway in Alta on Wednesday, July 25.All three features pay $2,000 to win and are qualifying events for the 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.The Park Jefferson show will be the first held in South Dakota in the series’ eight-plus year history; 141 Speedway in Wisconsin had hosted the first Dirt Knights Tour event outside Iowa in June.Pit gates and the grandstand open at 5 p.m. at Jefferson. Hot laps are at 6:20 p.m. with racing to follow. Grandstand admission is $18 for adults, $10 for seniors 70-plus, $5 for students ages 6-16 and free for kids ages five and under.Also running are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 Sport Compacts.Hancock County opens pit gates at 5 p.m. and the grandstand at 6 p.m. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow. Completing the card are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods.Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5-12 and free for four and under.And at BVR, pit gates and the grandstand open at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:45 p.m. with racing to follow.The program also features IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and $2 or the donation of a non-perishable food item for kids 12 and under. Senior, military and student rates will also be available.Pit passes are $30 at each venue.Ricky Thornton Jr. has won a record three straight series events thus far, the most recent of those victories coming Thursday at Knoxville Raceway.All Dirt Knights Tour events are broadcast by IMCA.TV. The 2018 series finale is Monday, Aug. 6 at Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer, hometown of series title sponsor Arnold Motor Supply.Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour top 20 point standings – 1. Ricky Thornton Jr., Clive, Iowa, 120; 2. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 109; 3. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa, 94; 4. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 87; 5. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, Iowa, 84; 6. Kyle Brown, Madrid, Iowa, 82; 7. John Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz., 69; 8. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 67; 9. Shane DeMey, Denison, Iowa, 64; 10. Corey Dripps, Reinbeck, Iowa, 62; 11. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 57; 12. David Brown, Kellogg, Iowa, 52; 13. Al Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa, 51; 14. Jacob Murray, Hartford, Iowa, 50; 15. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D., and Jarrett Brown, Ainsworth, Iowa, both 49; 17. Darin Duffy, Urbana, Iowa, 45; 18. Cody Bauman, Eureka, Ill., 41; 19. Richie Gustin, Gilman, Iowa, and Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., both 38.