MURFREESBORO, Ark. (Sept. 12, 2022) – Diamond Park Speedway, along with a host of local sponsors, will host the first annual tribute to the late Caleb and Andrea McCollett on Saturday, Oct. 8, the day marking one year since their passing and what would have been his 29th birthday.
The family of Caleb McCollett and their closest friends have raised an enormous amount of money to be paid out in the couple’s honor, and to continue to show love and support for their 3-year-old daughter, Penelope Kate McCollett at the first annual 94M Memorial: Caleb’s Legacy special for IMCA STARS Mod Lites.
The event will pay the winner $1,094 and $194 to start the 25-lap “A” main and $25 to all non-feature transfers. All position payouts will end in $94 as a nod to Caleb’s no. no. 94M STARS Mod Lite which also holds special meaning as Penelope’s birthday which, you guessed it, is Sept. 4, or 9/4.
Intermission will feature a balloon release and tribute to Caleb and Andrea by speedway staff along with a fireworks show set to music chosen by the family.
The race format will be pill draw for heat race positions and the top 16 overall in passing points will go directly to the main event. All others will be lined up accordingly in one or two 12-lap ‘B’ mains with two or four transferring to make the 20-car starting grid. A 21st provisional will be given, by Penelope, to the highest place driver in the Diamond Park point standings, who has not already made the show.
The payout will be: 1-$1,094; 2-$694; 3-$594; 4-$494; 5-$394; 6th through 16th, $294; and 17th through 21st, $194. All non-transfers get $25.
In addition to those payouts, individual awards will be given out in the amount of $94 to the main event hard charger, hard luck, longest tow and the ‘Dump Truck,’ given to the driver who loses the most spots from their original starting spot but is still running at the end of the race.
The race is made possible by event sponsors RCM Racing, Pest Plus, Beene’s Towing & Recovery, JTGC Enterprises, Arkadelphia Tire & Outfitters, JT’s Super Suds Car Wash, Alban Automotive, KB’s best friend Lynell Mattingly, Alejandra Gower in memory of her husband Scott Gower, Joseph Scott Anderson, Justin Uchtman Racing and Austin White.
Anyone who would like to help to sponsor a position or contribute in any way can contact Justin Newman via private messenger or by phone at (954) 867-8436.