WEBSTER CITY - The IMCA Hawkeye Dirt Tour, featuring the top modified cars and drivers in Iowa and surrounding states, makes its first visit to the Hamilton County Speedway on Tuesday.
It will also be the first Wayne Redmond Memorial Race with $3,000 added to the regular purse by businesses and friends of the late racer. Redmond was a third generation racer, well known for his ability in his No. 61 Sprint Car. His father, Stacy Redmond, will be on hand to present the memorial trophy.
With the added purse, payout will be $1,500 to the winner, $1,250 for second and $1,000 for third with additional prize monies awarded through 24th place.
DFJ photo by Nancy Kayser
Webster City modified driver Mark Elliott tours the track at the Hamilton County Speedway equipped with a camera on the hood. He will be part of the Fuel the Thunder 2 documentary series this year.
Webster City's Mark Elliott is the defending series champion. Elliott is also one of the drivers featured in Fuel the Thunder 2, a 13-week, one-hour episode documentary featuring selected Hawkeye Dirt Tour drivers. The videos are exclusive to YouTube and will be released each Monday starting in December.
Not only will the Fuel the Thunder film crew be on hand to video the track and race, Elliott's car has been equipped with an on-board camera to record the action.
Racers from Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota and Kansas are expected to be on hand. Supporting classes are IMCA Sport Mods, IMCA Hobby Stocks and stock cars.
The grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Special admission prices for the evening are $12 or adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for students and kids 12 and under are admitted free with a paying adult.
Hot laps begin at 6 p.m. with racing to follow.