Opening night of the Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour sees the series in action on Memorial Day at Benton County Speedway, the traditional home track of the IMCA Modified division.

Wehrs Machine and Racing Products comes on board as presenting sponsor for the tour, which counts forays into Wisconsin and South Dakota among its eight 2018 dates.

After the Monday, May 28 lidlifter at Vinton, the series is at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, Wis., on Wednesday and Thursday, June 21-22; at Farley Speedway on Friday, June 29; at Knoxville Raceway on Thursday, July 19; at Park Jefferson Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., on Monday, July 23; at Hancock County Speedway in Britt on Tuesday, July 24; at Buena Vista Raceway in Alta on Wednesday, July 25; and at Clay County Speedway in Spencer on Monday, Aug. 6. 

Feature winners earn a $2,000 share of the $10,000 purse to be paid each night. All features are qualifying events for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot and pay a minimum of $200 to start and $100 tow. 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Side Biter Chassis North Central Region, state and series points will be awarded.

“The Hawkeye Dirt Tour built a solid foundation over the past eight seasons for this series,” commented IMCA President Brett Root. “The schedule for this year includes established specials, such as the $10,000 to win Clash at the Creek at 141 and the Dynamic Drivelines Dirt Duel at Knoxville, before ending in Spencer, the headquarters of Arnold Motor Supply.”

“We appreciate the support of both Arnold Motor Supply and Wehrs Machine for this tour,” he added. “We look forward to crowning the champion of what will be a very exciting and competitive series this summer.”

An average of more than 32 IMCA Modifieds competed at Hawkeye Dirt Tour events in 2017 while the Dirt Knights broadcast followed the Dakota Classic Tour adventures of eventual national champion Jason Wolla, Corey Dripps, Hunter Marriott, Johnny Scott and Brock and Cody Bauman.

Tour events will be broadcast by IMCA.TV.