Mod Lite

Texas Grand win is career seventh for Babbitt

CLEVELAND, Texas (March 2, 2024) – The Texas Grand has been a racing tradition for nearly three decades and Corey Babbitt has made a tradition of winning the Stealth Racing IMCA STARS Mod Lite at the 105 Motor Speedway special. The New Caney driver led all but the first of 30 laps Saturday night in earning his career seventh Texas Grand crown and $1,500. “We had two grooves to race on. They dropped the green and we took off,” said Babbitt, who negotiated heavy lapped traffic and then put some distance on the rest of the field in a green, white, checkered finish. Babbitt’s Texas Grand success includes a streak of three straight at Cleveland and one prior title driving for himself. Johnny Brown Jr., 12th starting Taylor Hunter, 14th starting Joseph McIntyre and Christopher Buxton completed the top five. Hard charger James Rollins started 18th and finished sixth. “To win seven of these is awesome. I’ve tried to win this race in a Modified but it always seemed like something happened,” Babbitt said. “I’ve been pretty luck [Read More]


Cleveland rocks with new IMCA STARS Mod Lite sanction at 105

CLEVELAND, Texas – After a sprint by the new promotional team to get the track race-ready, IMCA STARS Mod Lites became the newest addition to Saturday race programs at 105 Motor Speedway. Chris Brown and Cleveland Motor Sports Group partners Joey Smith and Jesse McMorton, acquaintances who “morphed into a pretty good friendship,” took over the track, located north of Houston, less than two months ago. “It’s been an all-out sprint to get day-to-day stuff ready since then,” said Brown. “The division had already run here for a lot of years and the Mod Lite drivers came to us and asked about sanctioning with IMCA.”  “In this area, there have been so many rule changes in different divisions. I’ve raced for more than 20 years and I know how hard it is as a driver not knowing if your car was going to be legal the next year,” he continued. “When you run IMCA, you know the rules are pretty much going to stay the same every year. The consistency is really big. When you [Read More]