Teen Star Ethan Dotson (174) is chased by Nick Spainhoward in IMCA SportMod action at Merced Speedway.


Excitement always builds for the first race of the season. This year that race will be a four day Happy New Year for racers in the International Motor Contest Association Modified and Sport Mod divisions.  Antioch, Merced and Chowchilla Speedways host the first ever IMCA West Coast Nationals on Jan. 1-4, 2015 WEST COAST NATIONALS INFORMATION

Speed Shift TV will broadcast the IIMCA West Coast Nationals live from the Oval Motorsports, Inc. speedways. The $40,000 purse West Coast Nationals will be the first event on the IMCA calendar in 2015, offering national, regional, state and track points for both divisions.

John Soares, President of Oval Motorsports, Inc. was inspired to promote the event when he looked at the 2015 calendar.

“New Years Day is on a Thursday, and most people are taking Friday off from work,” Soares explained. “It is the perfect weekend to have a big race.”

Oval Motorsports, Inc. owns the two clay ovals. High-banked 3/8-mile Antioch Speedway is the San Francisco Bay Area’s legendary dirt track. The ¼ mile “bull ring” in the Central Valley that is Merced Speedway used to be a college football stadium.


Tough competition abounds at Merced Speedway. Five cars in five turn one grooves during a heat race during the recent Delta-Valley Classic.

Racers will begin qualification on New Year’s Day on the black delta clay at Antioch Speedway. On Friday, Jan. 2, Antioch hosts the first West Coast Challenge main events. The show moves to Merced Speedway’s challenging oval on Saturday.

Antioch Speedway’s Limited Late Model stock car division will also race on New Years Day. The Northern All Stars Late Model stock car division races on Friday evening, Jan. 2 at Antioch. Merced and Antioch Speedway Hobby Stocks will race on Saturday evening at Merced Speedway. Sunday, Jan. 4 is reserved a rain date and for a special event.

Early entrants will receive a registration discount and first picks on preferred pit parking spots. Registration forms are now downloadable by clicking on the links below.

Entry Form Link: Entry2015 West Coast National Entry_03


Pit Parking Spaces For Pre-Registration: PitDiagrams_WestCoastNat