Checks get bigger for Cardinal’s Sheen Memorial Shootout 

EUNICE, N.M. – IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars get top billing at Cardinal Speedway’s Kelly Sheen Memorial Shootout on Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27.

Winner’s share of the purse for the ninth annual event has been increased to $3,000. Taking the green in the Stock Car feature pays a minimum of $200.

Qualifying is Saturday with 25-lap features on the Sunday program. Bigger paydays have been announced for the other sanctioned divisions as well.

IMCA Modifieds now race for $2,000 to win and $150 to start their Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier while Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods race for $1,400 to win and $75 to start. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks race for $800 to win and $75 to start.

All feature winners receive a 55-gallon drum of fuel in addition to their share of the purse and $100 will be paid to the hard charger in each division. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and New Mexico State points will be awarded.

Pit gates open at 3 p.m. Mountain Time Saturday and at 4 p.m. Sunday. The draw closes at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 8 p.m. both days.

Spectator admission is $10 and kids six and under get in free. Car and driver is $35 and pit passes are $20.

Gates open at 5 p.m. and an open practice runs from 7-10 p.m. Friday, May 25. General admis­sion for that session is free while pit passes are $20. Food and beverages following in the pit area are provided by Kendall’s Kountry Meat Market.

More information is available by calling promoter Toby Herring at 575 441-1941.