KENNEDALE, Texas (Aug. 18, 2022) – The starting field for the Sept. 8-10 IMCA Southern SportMod Super Nationals will be determined on the oval at Kennedale Speedway Park.
Friends and fans of Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod drivers have a say, however, in deciding 16 of the 20 starters in the weekend’s All Star race.
Four drivers – Rowdy Day, Michael Dabney, John Reid Jr. and Cody Smith, earned guaranteed berths in that $1,000 to win race with late May IMCA All Star Shootout feature wins. Their competition will include drivers winning at least one feature and elected to the field in balloting Aug. 22-25 through the RaceOnTexas website.
“This is the chance for fans to get their favorite driver or drivers elected to start this race,” explained promoter James Lopez. “We’re updating the list of eligible drivers every Friday and expect to have votes tabulated some time in the evening on the 25th.”
Divisional title sponsor Smiley’s Racing Products is also sponsor of the Southern SportMod Super Nationals, which pays $3,000 to win, a minimum of $300 to start and $50 to the leader on each of the main event’s 30 laps.
Total purse for the main event is $20,000 plus. More than $4,000 will be paid to All Star drivers.
Thursday’s open practice runs from 6-8 p.m. Racing starts at 7 p.m. both Friday and Saturday.
Top four finishers in the IMCA Southern SportMod Super Nationals main event receive trophies identical to those to be awarded in each of the divisions competing that week in the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s at Boone Speedway.
Drivers can register now on MyRacePass.
A miniature version of the Southern SportMod Super Nationals follows the cornhole tournament that starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday with DFW 1RC Club cars on display and in action starting around 1 p.m. that afternoon.
Young fans will be invited to try their hand at piloting the radio controlled cars, some designed along the lines of the Southern SportMods they’ll see tossing dirt that weekend.