With the 2015 season set to start this weekend the Pennsylvania Sprint Series has finalized an agreement to join IMCA.
Beginning this Saturday, April 4, PASS races will run under the IMCA sanction. Late in 2014 French Grimes entered into an agreement with IMCA to sanction RaceSaver nationally. Over the past several weeks and months, PASS has worked with IMCA to establish a sanctioning agreement for regions such as PASS.
RaceSaver rules will continue to be set and enforced by Grimes using the same structure that has made RaceSaver successful nationwide. Furthermore, local policies such as invitation and handicapping will continue under the control of PASS.
PASS is staffed by volunteers and joining IMCA gives PASS volunteers the coverage of a national sanctioning body as well as giving teams the ability to race for national, state and special series titles while racing in their own back yard. IMCA is a well-respected sanctioning body focused on recreational racing so the fit was perfect.
Teams will be asked to join IMCA which will come with insurance benefits as well as participation in points. Teams will receive a regular newsletter and be included in national news as part of the IMCA website.
PASS will transition from its non-traditional points structure to the IMCA point structure. PASS has never required teams to race and has avoided a traditional points structure as it typically comes with handicapping based on points. IMCA will not dictate handicapping based on points so active teams that race less often will not have to worry about being handicapped.
Teams should keep an eye on the team section of the web site for answers to their questions regarding IMCA.
Tracks hosting dates on the 2015 tentative schedule are Big Diamond Speedway, Hesston Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, Path Valley Speedway Park, Port Royal Speedway, Racing For Heroes Speedway, Selinsgrove Speedway, Susquehanna Speedway Park and Williams Grove Speedway.
The final event in the 18th annual series is Oct. 31 at Susquehanna.