VIVIAN, La. (Feb. 7, 2023) – The Mod Lites of Arkansas and North Texas Mod Lites come together for a two-day event at Ark-La-Tex Speedway in Vivian, La., Feb. 24-25.
The Caddo Parish Shakedown marks the first time two IMCA STARS Mod Lite series have co-sanctioned an event. The Friday winner earns $500 while Saturday’s winner takes home $1,000.
Drivers from Arkansas, Texas, Missouri, Tennessee and Iowa, among others, are expected to compete and will receive IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Mod Lites of Arkansas and North Texas Mod Lite series, and state points.
“I’ve just started as the promoter of the North Texas Mod Lites and am looking forward to working with the Mod Lites of Arkansas and helping build this division,” said John Thiel Jr. “My focus is to build relationships and have fun in the process.”
Mod Lites of Arkansas promoter Bryce Vowan noted the Caddo Parish Shakedown marked the first appearance for STARS Mod Lites at Vivian, now promoted by Kevin Rogers.
“We have enjoyed working with other series in the past and building those relationships within the IMCA STARS Mod Lite division,” said Vowan. “We have previously worked with the Hoosier State Mod Lites and the new Tennessee Mod Lite Racing Association and are now excited for the opportunity to work with John and his group.”
“It’s always a win-win when promoters work together to build and strengthen the Mod Lite division.”