Abilene Speedway hosts 21st annual Southern Challenge Oct. 16-18 run

 

ABILENE, Texas – Drivers in four IMCA divisions vie for shares of a $75,000 purse at Abilene Speedway’s 21st annual Ryan Bard Memorial Southern Challenge special Friday through Sunday. Oct. 16-18.

Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds chase a $3,000 top prize, with a minimum of $450 paid to start their 2016 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier.

Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods race for $2,500 to win and a minimum of $250 to start. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars vie for $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to take the main event green. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks race for $1,000 to win and $100 to start.

Gates open at 5 p.m. and an open practice session will be held from 6-10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, with complimentary beverages, barbe­cue and music at the party to follow. Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. Friday. On Saturday, gates open at 2 p.m. and racing starts at 6 p.m.

Worship services at the track are at 10 a.m. Sunday. The gates open at 11 a.m. the draw closes at noon and racing is at 1 p.m.

The Southern Challenge is spon­sored by Smiley’s Racing Products, NAPA Auto Parts, VP Racing and Showtime Signs and Designs.

More information is available from promoter Rob Poor at 325 725-3849 or 325 692-8800, and at the www.abilenespeedway.com website.