In 1996, Roy Ross died while racing at Race City Speedway in Calgary on the Father’s Day weekend. The International Motor Contest Associates and the racers have held a memorial race every year for the past 25. This year we have a 3 day, 3 track event planned for the 26th Anniversary, the Diamond International Trucks Goldbrick 447 consists of 3 challenge races, and the Roy Ross Memorial Race.
The first race is the Industrial Backhoes Gas City Challenge on the Standard Jeep Ram opening day, May 28th. Event sponsors are Annugas Compression Consulting and Just Smok’n Eavestrough & Exteriors at the Medicine Hat Speedway.
The second race is the Pat’s Auto Supply Peace Country Challenge on June 4th at the Hythe Motor Speedway.
The last challenge race is the Roy Ross Memorial Silverstar Challenge sponsored by Silverstar Oilfield Transportation on June 18th at the Edmonton International Raceway in Wetaskiwin.
The Annugas Roy Ross Memorial Race will follow the Silverstar Challenge on the June 18th doubleheader at EIR. This race has become one of the most highly sought-after Championships in Canada. You don’t want to miss out on this one!
Saturday, May 28th – Medicine Hat Speedway
The Gas City Challenge is the first leg of 3, 47 lap IMCA races, the total day point winner will receive a “Prize Fighter” type of belt, sponsored by Annugas Compression Consulting.
Spectator Gates open at 4:30 PM, IMCA QUALIFYING @ 5 PM, Autograph Session 5:30PM, RACING STARTS AT 6 PM IMCA Modifieds, Rumblebees, Hobby Stocks, Street Stocks, Baby Grands, and MiniCup cars will be putting on a show.
Saturday, June 4th – Hythe Motor Speedway
The Pat’s Auto Supply Peace Country Challenge is the second leg of 3, 47 lap IMCA races, the total day point winner will receive a “Prize Fighter” type of belt!
Spectator Gates open at 3 PM, IMCA QUALIFYING @ 4 PM, 4:30 Autograph Session RACING STARTS AT 5 PM IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks and Starter Stocks will be putting on a show.
Saturday, June 18th – Edmonton International Raceway Double Header
The Silverstar Challenge is the third and final leg of 3, 47 lap IMCA races, the total day point winner will receive a “Prize Fighter” type of belt, sponsored by Silverstar Oilfield Transportation.
Spectator Gates open at 3 PM, IMCA QUALIFYING @ 4:30 PM, RACING STARTS AT 6 PM IMCA Modifieds, Pure Stocks, Thunder Cars, Future Stocks & Stackers cars will be putting on a show.
Double Header last race of the night at EIR on June 18th
The 26th running of the Annugas Roy Ross Memorial Race, the driver with the most total day points from 2 of the 3 Challenge races will take the poll starting position followed by the rest of the field based on their points. This is the first time that the Roy Ross will start the fastest cars at the front, proving to be an exciting race to the finish. Drivers will have to be on their toes to make it by all the slower traffic they may come across, we are hoping for lots of lead changes and tons of passing fun.
MEDICINE HAT SPEEDWAY
Hythe Motor Speedway
Peace Area Motor Sports Association & Hythe Motor Speedway
Edmonton International Raceway in Wetaskiwin
Roy Ross Memorial Race