By Dusty Wiegert
SALINA, Kan. — Last August, a new face entered a night’s racing action at the Salina Speedway, but it was a very familiar one as NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader visited the 3/8 mile oval.
Schrader competed in the Long McArthur IMCA Modified division and finished a respectable sixth place after starting 13th in an exciting feature event that saw Corey Burch outlasting Corey Lagroon for the win.
He returns on Friday, May 6 to go head to head against the local drivers once again.
The IMCA Modified division will also be racing for $1,000 to win, with the winning driver earning a place on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot for the race to be held during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. The event format will be draw/redraw.
Also on schedule for the evening: BSB Manufacturing NeSmith Late Models, Coors Light IMCA Stock Cars, M&H Motors IMCA Northern SportMods, Budweiser IMCA Hobby Stocks, and Bird Contracting IMCA Sport Compacts.
The night’s events are presented by Phillips Motor Sports of Galva. Owner Jerry Phillips will present a $100 bonus to an overall hard charger of the night, meaning the driver who passes the most cars during their feature event, from starting position to finishing position, will take home the prize.
Adult admission is $10 with all fans 15 and under free when accompanying a paid adult. Seniors are $5 and military, both current and retired, are also free.
Hot laps are set for 7:15 p.m. with racing to follow at approximately 8 p.m.
For more information check out http://racesalinaspeedway.com/ or call 785 292-9220.