Lone Star Series

McGaha, Batt, Upchurch, Oliver are Texas Lone Star Series champions

WACO, Texas (July 15) – Four IMCA drivers won championships and three of them will receive pro-rated bonus points for their Texas Lone Star Series titles. The series ended with July 4 and 5 shows at Heart O’ Texas Speedway; the July 3 event at Cot­ton Bowl Speedway was rained out and will not be rescheduled. Josh McGaha’s two feature wins over the course of the Modified series gave him the tie-breaking edge over Keith White. Jason Batt topped point standings for the Wild Child Race Cars-spon­sored series Stock Car series and Jake Upchurch paced points for the Southwest Racing Special­ties-sponsored Southern SportMod Series. A minimum of eight events must be scheduled and held for full bonus points to be awarded and applied to national and regional standings. McGaha, Batt and Upchurch will each receive pro-rated bonus points (87.5 percent of the average car count up to 20) in addition to their shares of series point funds. Jeremy Oliver is champion of the Hobby Stock series. No bonus points will be awarded or point fund [Read More]

Lone Star Series

Littlejohn comes up big on night two at HO’T

By J.M. Hallas WACO, Texas (July 5) – Nicholas Littlejohn finished 16 positions better on night two of the Lone Star Series Texas Nationals twinbill than he did on night one. That improvement paid $1,000 and put him on the ballot for the upcoming Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. Littlejohn won Saturday’s IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature at Heart O’ Texas Speedway after race-long leader Dean Abbey suffered mechanical problems following a late restart. Abbey looked to become the only weekend double winner but a stopped car brought the caution out on lap 18. As the green flag waved again, Abbey broke a hub on the left rear wheel stacking up the field and collecting three other cars. Cass took a look low on Littlejohn for the lead, but not able to get by. On the final lap Cass tried one last time, but came up short as Littlejohn took home the victory. “Dean (Abbey) was fast. It was his to lose,” said Littlejohn. “I got a little bit of him after the studs pulled [Read More]

Lone Star Series

Abbey takes IMCA Modified Lone Star Series opener

By J.M. Hallas WACO, Texas (July 4) – First-year IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified driver Dean Abbey had the run of his life in picking up the $1,000 Lone Star Series Texas Nationals win Friday at Heart O’ Texas Speedway. For two-thirds of the race Abbey chased veteran Keith Green until finally making the bottom work on a restart. If that wasn’t pressure enough, a late caution set up a green, white, checkered finish that put former IMCA national champion Keith White and his brother Paul, a past USAC Silver Crown champ, on his tail. Abbey was able to get a good jump on green and got some breathing room while the White broth­ers exchanged slide jobs on each other. Abbey went unchallenged while Paul beat Keith in the second place battle. Josh McGaha was fourth by all of one one-thousandth of a second over Sam Cox. “The bottom finally worked out for me,” said Abbey, already a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational bal­lot candidate. “We’ve been here twice this year in the Modified and raced [Read More]


Cotton Bowl, HO’T shows bring curtain down on IMCA Lone Star Series

PAIGE, Texas – A fan appreciation night program and two Texas Nationals shows bring the curtain down on IMCA’s Lone Star Series. IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks are in action Thursday, July 3 at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige and Friday and Saturday, July 4 and 5 at Heart O’ Texas Speedway in Waco. The top driver in points in each division for the final three nights of the series get $250 bonuses. A kids’ bicycle giveaway is in the works at Cotton Bowl, where fireworks and a Cody McCarver concert follow the races. Winner’s shares of the purses at Paige are $450 for the Modifieds, $425 for the Southern SportMods, $300 for the Stock Cars and $200 for the Hobby Stocks. Gates to the pit area open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, military personnel [Read More]