MUSKOGEE, Okla – IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds will have a new Sunday home in Oklahoma.
Outlaw Motorsports Park near Muskogee opens with the inaugural Shootout special on March 29 and point races resume beginning April 14. The facility is in the process of a top to bottom facelift since being purchased by Carey and Nicole Menasco in January.
The 3/8-mile racing surface is being reshaped with up to two feet of clay to reduce the banking. Painting and reconditioning of grandstand seating for 8,000 and 10 suites is also underway.
“We want to bring organization and rule enforcement to the area,” said Menasco, who’s already heard from drivers as far away as Texas, Kansas and Missouri interested in racing at Muskogee. ”The biggest complaint around here has been no one
enforces the rules. We’ll pay $700 to win weekly races and lap money and I want everything to be fair.”
“I like IMCA’s rules. I raced, too, and a lot of times money buys you a fast car. I say when you’re not out-moneying everybody else, let’s see how fast you are,” he added. “I’ve been to quite a few IMCA races and I like how they were put on.”
Friends with long-time IMCA driver William Gould, Menasco hopes to run Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods on the same program with sanctioned Modifieds in the near future.
Outlaw will be part of IMCA’s Jet Racing Central Region. Gates open at noon and racing starts at 2 p.m. for Sunday shows.
“I think I bought this as a hobby. I want to turn it into a good, all-around race park,” Menasco said. “Hopefully in the next two or three years we will install a 1/8-mile drag strip and motocross course.”
Also in the works at Outlaw is an August regional event for two-seated utility terrain vehicles.