10 Friday shows on schedule at Oberlin Speedway

OBERLIN, Kan. – Oberlin Speedway opens again this season, under the guidance of a guy who knows a thing or two about getting around a race track.

IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks run on 10 Friday nights beginning with the April 17 Scott Dolan Memorial.

Shows at the 3/8-mile clay oval will be promoted by David Murray Jr., with race night assistance from Rick Salem.

“Except for some specials, this track has been idle for five or six years. We decided this would be a good time to get it going again,” explained Murray, IMCA’s career wins leader, a four-time national champion and three-time Modified champion at his hometown venue. “I’m excited about this race track. We’ve coordinated our schedule with Thomas County Speedway (in Colby, Kan.) and gotten a lot of sponsors on board to give drawing prizes to drivers.”

“The grandstand is in good shape. We haven’t had to go too far out of the way to get the racing surface ready, although a little rain would help right now,” he added. “They hosted a couple vintage car races here two years ago and Dave Bose is returning to do the track prep.”

IMCA last sanctioned weekly Modified, Stock Car and Hobby Stock programs at Oberlin in 2008. Northern SportMods debut there this spring.

“These are the divisions with the highest car counts in the area. The drivers are familiar with IMCA rules and procedures and they want to race for IMCA points,” noted Murray, who will race part-time at other tracks and special events in 2015.

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing track points will also be given for April 24, May 8 and 29, June 12, July 3, 17 and 24, and Aug. 21 and 28 shows.

Oberlin is part of IMCA’s Jet Racing Central Region for Modifieds, the EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region for Stock Cars and the Big Daddy Race Cars Northern Region for Hobby Stocks.