Southern Challenge IMCA features pay $2,000 to win 

ABILENE, Texas – Winners of the IMCA Modified, Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod and IMCA Sunoco Stock Car divisions at Abilene Speedway’s 24th annual Ryan Bard Memo­rial Southern Challenge on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20 all earn $2,000.

The Modified main event is a qualifier for the 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot and pays $300 to start. SportMod and Stock Car features pay a minimum of $200 to take the green.

Non-qualifiers in all three divisions get $100.

An open practice runs from 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18. Pit passes are $15 while grandstand admission is free. All three 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. both days.

Adult grandstand admission is $12 on Friday and $15 on Saturday. Kids ages 6-12 get in for $5 and five and under are free both nights.

Pit passes are $30 on Friday and $35 on Saturday. The Texas Sprint Series is also on the night two card.

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