The IMCA Modified winner at Benton County Speedway’s 23rd annual Hogan Memorial could take home a check for more than $5,000.
The Sunday, July 2 main event pays a minimum of $2,333 to win. Fifty dollars will be paid to the leader of each of the feature’s 50 laps with a bonus of $250 plus a new Hoosier G-60 tire going to the leader when the race is stopped at halfway.
A 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot-qualifier, the Hogan pays $983 for second, $808 for third, $683 for fourth and $558 for fifth. Minimum start money is $283.
IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Side Biter Chassis and Allstar Performance State, but not local track points will be given.
Also on the pre-holiday program are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars running for $1,000 to win and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, both for $750 to win. All points, including track, will be given in those divisions.
There is no entry fee and all classes are draw/redraw.
IMCA gives the halfway bonus and adds to winner’s shares in the Stocks, SportMods and Hobbies. The Ron-Da-Voo Lounge, Victory Chassis and Shawn Ritter all contributed toward hard charger cash prizes of $450 for the Modifieds and $125 for both Stock Cars and Northern SportMods; $100 will be paid to Modified, Stock Car and Northern SportMod heat winners.
Colby Heishman at Precision Ink gives a free wrap to the Modified and Northern SportMod winners, plus certificates for half off a new wrap to Modified and SportMod runners-up, $100 certificates to Modified, SportMod and Stock Car hard chargers and $50 product certificates to Modified and SportMod heat winners.
Spurgeon Brothers Farm gives two race tires to the top Modified non-qualifier in memory of Arlo Becker. All Modified drivers are eligible for the drawing for a barrel of fuel given by Fauser Oil and for one of five $100 certificates from AFCO.
J & V NAPA Auto Parts of Tama gives the $80 long tow award in the Stock Car division.
Additional sponsors will be announced.
Grandstand admission will be $12 for adults and $5 for kids ages 6-12, with five and under admitted free. Pit passes are $25. Gates open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing to follow.
More information about the Hogan Memorial is available at the www.jjamracing.net website or by calling 515 201-5526.
Richie Gustin of Gilman is the two-time and defending Modified race winner. Forty-seven Modified drivers entered last year’s Hogan Memorial.
The Hogan will be broadcast by IMCATV. Rain date is July 3.