The Imhotep are a sapient humanoid species native to a region of the Delta Quadrant which they used to dispute with three other powers: the Antarians, Terrellians, and possibly the Aksani or Chessu. As of the 24th century, however, the region has been in relative political peace despite the efforts of separatist extremists. To celebrate the mutual co-existence, the four species hold an annual race called the Antarian Trans-stellar Rally, which is also opened to participation for species from distant parts of the galaxy.
Coincidentally, the name Imhotep is also that of a famous historical figure from ancient Egypt, a man with many talents who acted as an architect, engineer, physician and priest. His name is legendary to the point of being sometimes portrayed as a god.