Strand details the cost of an IMCA Modified racecar


There have been some thrilling moments in the Mandan Dirt Series. So that got me thinking, how much would cost to put a car in the series toughest class.

Shawn Strand has raced in the Mandan Dirt Series IMCA Modified Class since 1999.

“It’s very competitive,” Strand said.

It’s also not cheap. The roller Shawn used cost $24,000.

Underneath the hood, the engine cost $6,000.

There’s also the carburetor which is $1,500 and water pump at $150.

Next, the tires go on. The IMCA division only allows drivers to use Hoosier Racing Tires sized at G60-15. For a set a four, drives spend around $500.

“The tire that gets used the most is the right, rear tire because the way the cars are going around the track and the force on it,” Strand said. “So, you’re replacing that tire every couple of nights.”

Shawn had 11 tires when I spoke with him. Drives are allowed to manipulate the tires through siping and grinding for more traction.

“After a race,” Strand said. “You’re tire will get kind of glazed over. What the grinder does is it takes that off to make the tire fresh again.”

And every driver wants the body of the car filled with sponsors logos. After they sell the sponsorships, wrapping the car can cost an additional $1,000.

You can’t drive without gas. Racers use a Methanol gas. It’s cheaper, but has drawbacks.

“With Methanol,” Strand said. “You burn at twice the rate you would a regular gasoline.”

So with all the cost completed, Shawn is ready to hit the track.

Shawn is currently fourth in the A Modified standings. Twelve points behind the division leader, Jeremy Keller.

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