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Westover, Guillaume, Poor each earn career second crowns at IMCA Southern Challenge 

ABILENE, Texas (Oct. 15, 2022) –  Kale Westover, Matt Guillaume and Bradley Poor each added second Ryan Bard Memorial Southern Challenge trophies to their IMCA hardware collections Saturday night. They each banked $2,500 for their latest Abilene Speedway feature wins as well.  Westover came out of a last-chance qualifier, started 10th and won the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified main. Guillaume had just enough left to beat Chad Hertel to the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car checkers and Poor got rich dominating the Smiley’s Racing Products IMCA Southern SportMod feature at the 28th annual special.  The 2019 Southern Challenge Southern SportMod winner, Westover found the top line in turns three and four to his liking and was in the lead before midway of the Modified 30-lapper. “I ran the top in three and four. I kept rolling the top in and it picked up more speed,” said Westover, newly eligible to qualify for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. “I grew up racing bullrings and I go good at pretty much every bullring I show up to.”  “It means a [Read More]

Events

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 [Read More]

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Dallon Murty prevails in IMCA.TV Ice Breaker Prelude

ABILENE, Texas (Feb. 19, 2022) – The setup changes Dallon Murty made following his first night out at Abilene Speedway took him straight to victory lane in his second night on the lightning-quick Texas oval. Murty topped Saturday’s $3,000 to win IMCA.TV Ice Breaker Prelude to the Sniper Speed Lone Star Tour feature, leading the last 17 times around the track in the 20-lapper. “I didn’t know how this Texas trip would go. To end the Ice Breaker with a win, I’ll take it. It’s a good way to start the tour,” the young Iowan said following his second IMCA Sunoco Stock Car checkers of 2022. “Tracks are different here. The dirt is different. To come here and get a win was huge.” Two cautions slowed the early going before Murty beat pole starter Jordan Zillmer to the stripe by a bumper width on lap four.  The laps clicked off in a hurry before Zillmer spun after getting together with Friday winner P.J. Egbert on the 12th circuit. Egbert lined up second on the restart but he had [Read More]

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Egbert races to IMCA.TV Ice Breaker first with Stock Car checkers at Abilene

ABILENE, Texas (Feb. 18, 2022) – A driver with nearly 200 feature wins already to his career credit raced to an IMCA.TV Ice Breaker first checkers Friday at Abilene Speedway.  P.J. Egbert led the last 17 of 20 laps after taking advantage of an early restart to score the $750 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car victory, his weekly point season first in the class since 2018 and first-ever at Abilene’s long-running February special.  “I’ve been fast here before but never had luck on my side,” said Egbert, from Copperas Cove and newly eligible to qualify for the B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational. “It’s definitely good to win here. It starts your season off on a good note.” Egbert had started outside the second row and was still in fourth, behind Caleb Stone, Jason Rogers and Matt Guillaume, when that early caution came out.  “When we took off on the restart, the second and third place cars went to the middle to the top of the track, the leader kind of missed the bottom and [Read More]

Events

Abilene Speedway starts new season with traditional IMCA.TV Ice Breaker

ABILENE, Texas – What’s become a traditional first event of the season for many IMCA Sunoco Stock Car drivers in Texas and from locales around the country plays out Feb. 18 and 19 when Abilene Speedway hosts its traditional IMCA.TV Ice Breaker.  The Friday feature pays $750 to win while the winner of Saturday’s Prelude to the Sniper Speed Lone Star Tour main event takes home $3,000. “The Ice Breaker has traditionally been the first race of the season for a lot of drivers from Texas as well as surrounding states and the Midwest for its 20-plus years,” noted IMCA President Brett Root. “This year’s IMCA.TV Prelude to the Sniper Speed Lone Star Stock Car Tour will be an excellent opportunity for Stock Car drivers to run for the $3,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start.” In one of the richest events of the season for The Class Too Tough To Tame, the Saturday runner-up takes home $2,000, with $1,000 paid for third, $900 for fourth and $800 for fifth.  Both Stock Car winners at [Read More]

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Stock Cars get top billing at Abilene Speedway’s IMCA.TV Ice Breaker

ABILENE, Texas – IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars get top billing at the Abilene Speedway season-opening IMCA.TV Ice Breaker Feb. 18 and 19.  The Friday night feature for The Class Too Tough To Tame pays $750 to win while the Saturday night Prelude to the Sniper Speed Lone Star Tour main event boasts a hefty $3,000 paycheck. The Saturday runner-up takes home $2,000, with $1,000 paid for third, $900 for fourth and $800 for fifth. Starting the 20-car feature pays a minimum of $300. “The IMCA.TV Prelude to the Sniper Speed Lone Star Stock Car Tour will be an excellent opportunity for Stock Car drivers from Texas and travelers from around the country to run for the $3,000 to win, $300 to start event and earn a pile of money to pay tour expenses,” said IMCA President Brett Root. Both Stock Car winners at Abilene become eligible to qualify for the B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational. IMCA Modifieds race for $700 to win on opening night at Abilene and for $1,000 to win, along with Fast Shafts [Read More]

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Ogle, Poor, Fain, Leasure score IMCA Southern Challenge wins at Abilene

ABILENE, Texas (Oct. 16) – Vince Ogle figured he’d finished every position but first in all the years he’s been running Abilene Speedway’s Ryan Bard Memorial Southern Challenge. He led all 30 laps of the IMCA Modified feature at the 27th annual event to get that first win and $2,500 Saturday night.  “I’ve been trying to win this race for 25 years and I’m pretty sure I’ve finished everywhere except first,” he said. “It’s a really awesome feeling to finally win it. I was beginning to think it wouldn’t happen. This was the best shot I had at winning it and I didn’t want to let it go.”  “I gave it everything I had every lap.”  Ogle had drawn the outside pole start, then made last-minute setup changes after main event hot laps.  Into lapped traffic early, he was challenged by track champion Fred Wojtek on the lower line, then saw William Gould’s pass for the lead waved off by a caution. Ogle held the pack at bay to the checkers, winning ahead of Wojtek, Gould, [Read More]

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Abilene wraps up season with 27th annual Southern Challenge

ABILENE, Texas –  IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods main events all pay $2,500 to win at Abilene Speedway’s season-ending Ryan Bard Memorial Southern Challenge Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15 and 16.  The Modified feature pays a minimum of $300 to start with the winner becoming eligible to qualify for the 2022 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 2022 B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational.  Mach-1 Sport Compacts run for $1,250 to win and $100 to start their main event. Drivers can register online at abilenespeedway.com. Early entry fee for Modifieds, Stocks and Southern SportMods is $85 and $65 for Sport Compacts. Pit gates and the grandstand open at 2 p.m. and rac­ing starts 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 [Read More]

Results

McGaha checks 100th win off IMCA Modified to-do list

ABILENE, Texas – Josh McGaha checked another accomplishment off his IMCA Modified to-do list. McGaha won his career 100th feature in the division on July 31, getting the best of Kade Ogle in a back-and-forth battle that played out in front of a big crowd at home town Abilene Speedway.  “This is one of the top moments of my career and I wanted to check it off my list this year,” McGaha said following his sixth win of the season, all of them at Abilene. “Kade and I duked it out for 18 laps of side-by-side racing and I got him on the white flag lap. I raced with his dad Vince for years so it kind of felt a little bit like the passing of the torch.” “One hundred wins is a milestone most drivers never reach,” he added. “I feel like some day I can be sitting in the grandstand talking with all the other old guys knowing I’ve etched my name as a solid competitor.” Just the 63rd driver in division history and the [Read More]

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IMCA opens loyalty bonus to all pre-registered Lone Star Tour drivers

ABILENE, Texas (Feb. 9) – Due to the upcoming cancellation of the other stock car tour scheduled the week before the Sniper Speed Lone Star Tour, IMCA will extend the $500 loyalty bonus to all IMCA Sunoco Stock Car drivers registered to compete in the Lone Star Tour by 5 p.m. CST today (Tuesday). Registered drivers who ran in January at Corpus Christi will be eligible for that bonus. All tour races now pay those registered drivers a minimum of $1,500 to win.  The big week of racing starts with the 24th annual Ice Breaker at Abilene Speedway on Feb. 19, followed by opening night of the fourth annual tour at Abilene.  The winner of the Friday, Feb. 19 Stock Car feature earns $3,000 while the winner’s share of the Saturday, Feb. 20 feature will be $2,000. Increases are parts of Brett’s Birthday Bash Doubledown as we celebrate the birthday of IMCA President Brett Root with extra money to IMCA racers. From Abilene, the Lone Star Tour travels to Heart O’ Texas Speedway on Feb. 21, Cotton Bowl [Read More]