EUNICE, N.M. – Four IMCA divisions are featured at Cardinal Speedway’s sixth annual Kelly Sheen Memorial Topless Shootout on Friday and Saturday, July 3-4.
IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $2,000 to win, Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds for $1,200, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center SportMods for $1,000 and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $750.
The Modified feature is a 2015 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying event. Modified and Southern SportMod drivers must remove all body panels above the deck, including the roof, sail panels and pillar posts.
IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded to Modified, Stock Car and Hobby Stock drivers; Southern SportMod drivers race for national and state points.
Thirty laps is the feature distance for the Modifieds, Stock Cars and SportMods, 20 laps for the Hobby Stocks. Cash awards of $100 will be paid to the hard charger and to the driver making the longest tow in each division.
Pit gates open at 3 p.m. Mountain Time, the draw closes at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 8 p.m. both days. Spectator admission is $10 on Friday and $15 on Saturday; kids six and under get in free both days. Pit passes are $25.
Gates open at 5 p.m. and an open practice runs from 7-10 p.m. Thursday, July 2. General admission is free while pit passes are $20. Food and beverages following in the pit area are provided by Kendall’s Kountry Meat Market.
Overnight accommodations are available in Eunice at the Oil Patch Motel (575 394-2501) and the Five Star Inn (575 394-0720) and in Hobbs at the Best Western Executive Inn (575 397-7171) and Baymont Inn & Suites (575 964-8400).
Drivers should request Cardinal Speedway rates. Spots are also available at the Finish Line RV Park (806 392-3902), which is within walking distance from the track.
More information is available by calling promoters Chris Meyers at 806 392-3902 or Toby Herring at 575 441-1941.