Abilene Speedway set for 23rd annual Southern Challenge 

ABILENE, Texas – The 23rd annual Ryan Bard Memo­rial Southern Challenge sees four IMCA divisions in action Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13-14.

IMCA Modifieds race for $2,000 to win their main event, a qualifier for the 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invita­tional ballot.

IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods both run for $1,700 to win. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks run for $650.

An open practice runs from 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12. All four divisions can time trial as part of that even­ing’s Fast Lap Challenge, with the top two cars in each class receiving an optional provisional if they don’t qual­ify.

Pit gates and the grandstand open at 3 p.m. and rac­ing starts at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Grandstand admission is $12 for adults, $10 for mili­tary with ID, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and un­der. Pit passes are $30.

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