The Organizing committee of the Dakota Classic Modified Tour announced that the Estevan Motor Speedway was chosen as the first and only two-day stop in the 2020 tour, starting on July 11.
The Dakota Classic Modified Tour started in a crowded Daytona Beach, Florida conference room in February 1990, during the Racing Promoters Monthly Conference. Since then, the tour has seen many changes adding cities, drivers, rules and now sanctioned with the IMCA, International Motor Contest Association. Now, in its 30th year, the Dakota Classic Modified tour is making Estevan its feature and opening location.
“This is a very proud day for the Estevan Motor Speedway, for the City of Estevan, Saskatchewan and Canada,” said Byron Fichter, club president of the Estevan Motor Speedway. “This two-day event on July 11 and 12 will bring 80 to 100 race teams to our city, province and country, some as far away as California. The best racers across North America including ones from our own back yard, will compete for some highly sought after payouts.”
“We are so fortunate to have this event come to our city,” said Estevan Mayor Roy Ludwig. “The organizing committee will be adding supporting events that really define what Estevan is. From sporting events to shopping and family-friendly activities to our great culinary experiences, this will truly be a weekend for our community to remember.”
This is the first time in the Championships history that it has started with a doubleheader and the 20th time that the tour has made its way to the Estevan Motor Speedway.
Past winners of the tour have been big names in the racing industry, including Ricky Thornton Jr. and Steve Arpin. Estevan local Ed Turnbull won in 2002 and his son, Aaron Turnbull won more recently in 2013.