Madrid, Alves are Arizona Speedway aces

By Ben Deatherage 

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (Feb. 20) – Two IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing program divisions were on hand at Arizona Speedway on Saturday.  The IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods were the two divisions on tap. Both divisions had healthy car counts and produced some enjoy­able action. 

Zachary Madrid took control of the first-place position on the opening start of the Stock Car main.  Madrid had firm control of the lead but did have to deal with several stoppages. The field would be slowed down on several occasions but each time Zachary remained in the front. 

Madrid went on to win his second Arizona Speedway Stock Car main of the season. Colorado veteran Aaron Spangler was second followed by Fairbanks, Alaska transplant and current Casa Grande resident, Scott Sluka.

The Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod main event saw just a single caution.  Double-duty racer Bo Partain got to the point in the opening stages. After a lap five restart, Partain was accompanied by Chase Alves in a tussle for the lead. Alves, racing his wife Shelby’s entry, edged out Partain on the 12th circuit.

Once Alves took control he checked out from the rest of the pack. Alves would park it in victory lane while Partain held onto second. Bryan Miller got third.