International Championship Auto Racing (I-CAR) president Dave Muzzillo announced today that I-CAR will bring back ground pounding, open-wheel modified asphalt racing to the Midwest in 2018 with the I-CAR All-Star Modified Tour. The plan is for the season to start in late March and run through mid-October. The schedule is expected to feature events at Lucas Oil Raceway, Winchester Speedway, Baer Field Motorsports Park and the Short Track U.S. Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway. Many other familiar facilities from Indiana, Michigan and Ohio are expected to be a part of the finalized schedule as well.
I-CAR was founded in 1989 by Steve Minnich, and through the years, has seen several different owners. In 2012 Dave & Jody Muzzillo purchased I-CAR, when, at that time, the organization only sanctioned modified racing. In 2013 it moved in to more than just modified sanctioning, followed by the organization acquiring the promotion rights to Baer Field Motorsport Park in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 2014. At the end of 2016, I-CAR stepped back from sanctioning modified racing to focus on expanding activities at their Ft. Wayne facility. As the 2017 season came to an end, a new opportunity to bring modified racing back into the I-CAR fold presented itself. In 2018 the I-CAR touring modifieds will be re-born and re-branded: The I-CAR All-Star Modified Tour.
“We’re excited to be back sanctioning touring Modifieds with our I-CAR All-Star Modified Tour,” commented Muzzillo. “We look forward to working with all the tracks and racers to unify our efforts and create some of the most exciting modified racing anywhere.”
I-CAR officials also announced that they will revert back to 2016 I-CAR modified rules package. Current plans call for a full schedule to be released by mid-December with a title sponsor to be named as soon as the details are finalized. For more information and to view additional announcements, fans and teams should follow the International Championship Auto Racing Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/International-championship-autoracing-1540474909368888/.
-I-CAR Press Release
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