Kennedale Speedway Park remembers Kirk Martin at 16th annual Showdown

KENNEDALE, Texas (Sept. 26, 2022) – Kennedale Speedway Park remembers a fixture in the Texas racing scene during the 16th annual Summit Racing Equipment Showdown Sept. 29-Oct. 1.

The weekend Kirk Martin Memorial program sees Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds racing for $3,069 to win, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $2,069 to win and Smiley’s Racing Products IMCA Southern SportMods for $1,569 to win. 

The Modified feature is a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifier with $1,500 paid for second and $1,000 for third. Minimum start money is $300. The Stock Car feature is a B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational qualifier and pays $1,069 for second and a minimum of $200 to start. The SportMod runner-up earns $1,000 with a minimum of $200 paid to start that race as well.

Entry fee, if paid by Sept. 28, is $80 for Modifieds, $60 for Stock Cars and $50 for the Southern SportMods. An additional $20 will be charged for later entries. 

Stephenville Starter sponsors the pit party that follows the Thursday, Sept. 29 practice.

The pits open at 3 p.m. and grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Friday with racing at 7 p.m. Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts also race for $200 to win that evening.

And on Saturday, pits open at 3 p.m., the grandstand opens at 4:30 p.m. and racing starts at 6:30 p.m. The trailer race is also on the night two program. 

Transponders and RACEceivers are required. More information is available at the website.

Martin, the 2017 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car Southern Region champion and three-time Texas State champion, passed away last fall at the age of 51.

Donations received in the next two weeks will be donated in his name to the Waxahachie-based Parker Lee Project, which provides medical supplies at no charge to those who need them around the world.