Abilene’s Southern Challenge boasts $2,500 checks for IMCA Modified, Stock Car, Southern SportMod winners 

ABILENE, Texas (Sept. 29, 2022) –  Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods all race for $2,500 top checks at Abilene Speedway’s 28th annual Ryan Bard Memorial Southern Challenge Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14 and 15.     

The Modified feature pays a minimum of $300 to start with the winner becoming eligible to qualify for the 2023 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 2023 B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational. 

Each of those features will be 30 laps and tow money in all three divisions is $100.  

Mach-1 Sport Compacts run for $1,250 to win and $100 to start their 20-lap main event.

Drivers can register online at abilenespeedway.com. Early registration for Modifieds, Stocks and Southern SportMods is $85 and $65 for Sport Compacts if paid by Oct. 1 through the www.abilenespeedway.com website or $100 and $80 after that date.  

Pit gates open at 2 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. with hot laps at 6 p.m. and rac­ing 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.     

Open practices run from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9 and from 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13. Pit passes are $20 while admission to the grandstand is free for both sessions.     

More information about the 28th annual Southern Challenge is available from promoter Rob Poor at 325 725-3849 or 325 692-8800, and on Facebook. 

Both nights of the Southern Challenge will be broadcast by IMCA.TV.