The annual Independence Motor Speedway car show will be held on Saturday, April 20. Again this year, cars will be on display on the streets of downtown Independence, Iowa.
Driver registration will begin at 9 a.m. with the car show held from 10 a.m. to noon.
A number of streets in the downtown area will be blocked off to give race fans the opportunity to get a close-up view of this season’s competitors and to meet their favorite drivers. Downtown areas that will be restricted to race cars and foot traffic include 1st Street East from 2nd Avenue NE to 3rd Avenue NE, along with 3rd Avenue NE from 1st Street East to 2nd Street NE.
Competitors in each of the six weekly divisions—IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Late Models, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts—are invited to attend.
At around noon, awards will be presented to three drivers—Best of Show (as voted by a panel of judges), Fan Favorite (as voted by fans in attendance) and Most Unique Graphics (as voted by fans in attendance).
Area youngsters are also invited to display their go-karts at this year’s show.
Following the awards, a parade of car show entrants will make its way through the streets of Independence to the fairgrounds for the annual test and tune session. The practice session will run from 2-5 p.m., weather permitting. Fans will be admitted free into the grandstands for practice. Pit passes are $10 each.
Each driver who displays his/her car at the car show will be given two free pit passes for the test and tune session.
Weekly racing at Independence is set to begin on Saturday, April 27, for the first of a scheduled 18 consecutive Saturday nights. Visit the track’s website, www.independencemotorspeedway.com, for the latest information.