New Promoter For Buena Vista Raceway (IA)

Buena Vista Raceway (BVR), the 3/8-mile high banked track in Alta, Iowa, has a new promoter.

Trent Chinn takes over the speedplant, which first opened in 1961 and has been sanctioned by IMCA for over 30 seasons.

“This track really started to come back to its glory days under (previous promoter) Joey Ciechanowski,” said Chinn, who saw much of the country while crewing for Tim Ward and Ricky Thornton Jr. “This is already a very nice facility. One of the main things is that the racing surface has been so smooth from top to bottom every night and we’re going to do everything we can to continue that.”

Both the IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars will run at BVR for the 31st season in 2020. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks are sanctioned for the 28th consecutive season, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods for the 14th and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for the 13th.

The first night for track points is scheduled for June 3, with season championship night on Aug. 26. The Jimmy Squibb Memorial is set for June 17, the Kyle Suter Memorial on July 15 and the Dirt Knights Tour show on July 22. The inaugural Battle at the Beaver special is also set for Sept. 18-19.

Buena Vista Raceway is part of IMCA’s Side Biter Chassis North Central Region for Modifieds, EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region for Stock Cars, and Big Daddy Race Cars Northern Region for Hobby Stocks.

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