Abilene wraps up season with 27th annual Southern Challenge

ABILENE, Texas –  IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods main events all pay $2,500 to win at Abilene Speedway’s season-ending Ryan Bard Memorial Southern Challenge Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15 and 16. 

The Modified feature pays a minimum of $300 to start with the winner becoming eligible to qualify for the 2022 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational; both Stock Car and SportMod features pay a minimum of $200 to start, with the Stock Car winner eligible to qualify for the 2022 B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational. 

Mach-1 Sport Compacts run for $1,250 to win and $100 to start their main event.

Drivers can register online at abilenespeedway.com. Early entry fee for Modifieds, Stocks and Southern SportMods is $85 and $65 for Sport Compacts.

Pit gates and the grandstand open at 2 p.m. and rac­ing starts at 7 p.m. both days. Pit passes are $35. 

Adult grandstand admission is $12 on Friday and $15 on Saturday while military with ID are $10. Kids ages 6-12 get in for $5 and five and under are free both nights. 

An open practice runs from 6-10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14. Pit passes are $20 that evening while admission to the grandstand is free.

More information about the 27th annual Southern Challenge is available from promoter Rob Poor at 325 725-3849 or 325 692-8800, and on Facebook.