Kings, Thunderbowl, Merced all prepped for May 2-7 IMCA Central California Clash dates

HANFORD, Calif. (April 26, 2022) – Three IMCA divisions fill the card each of six nights in the May 2-7 Central California Clash.

Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds run for $1,000 to win and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility each night, Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods vie for $750 to win and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $600 to win.

The Clash is at Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds in Hanford on Monday and Tuesday, May 2 and 3; at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway Wednesday and Thursday, May 4 and 5; and at Merced Speedway Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7.

Kings opens the pits at 2 p.m. and grandstand at 4 p.m. with the drivers’ meeting at 5:15 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m. Grandstand admission is $20 for adults and $15 for seniors, military and students.

Tulare opens at pits at 2 p.m. and grandstand at 4 p.m. The drivers’ meeting is at 4:45 p.m. and racing is at 6 p.m. Adult ticket prices are $20 for the grandstands and $15 for the bleachers.

Pits open at 1 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m., the drivers’ meeting is at 5:30 p.m. and racing is at 7 p.m. both nights at Merced. Spectator admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and military and free for kids ages 11 and under.

Pit passes are $45 each night. There is no pre-registration and entry fees are $20 a night or $100 for all six nights.

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Shaw Race Cars Western Region and EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region and KMJ Performance State points will be awarded each night and champions become eligible to qualify for their respective race of champions during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s in September. 

Monetary hard charger and heat winner awards will be given each night in all three divisions.

More information is available on Facebook. What was scheduled to be the opener May 2 at Bakersfield Speedway was moved to Hanford due to noise and county permit issues.