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Old memories shared, new ones made at Cardinal’s inaugural Sam Hodges Memorial

EUNICE, N.M. (Sept. 14) – Already pretty good through August, Colby Deming saw his season pick up some more at Cardinal Speedway’s Sam Hodges Memorial. Deming led all 40 laps of Sunday’s main event for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, earning $3,055 for a win that mattered more than the money.  “I’d known Sam and his son Cody is one of my best friends. It was an honor to be able to win that race,” he said following the event, held in honor of the late track owner, promoter and driver. Deming drew the pole start, held off challenges from Michael Sheen early on and was still in front when the race was halted at midway for a mandatory pit stop.  Cautions kept lapped traffic from becoming a factor in the second half of the contest. Jason Rogers made his way to second but couldn’t catch Deming.  Michael Sheen, Don Sheen and Cary White rounded out the top five. “Nobody made it easy for me, that’s for sure,” Deming said. “Cardinal is our home track and [Read More]

Events

Four IMCA divisions featured at Cardinals’ inaugural Sam Hodges Memorial

EUNICE, N.M. – A former track owner, promoter and driver will be remembered Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13-14 at Cardinal Speedway’s inaugural Sam Hodges Memorial.  IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $2,755 to win, IMCA Modifieds for $1,755 to win their 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying feature and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods for $1,055 to win. Top prize in Saturday’s IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature is $955. Stock Cars will run 50 laps with a mandatory pit stop on the front straightaway at halfway. The Modified feature is 40 laps and $500, $300 and $200 will be paid to the first, second and third-running drivers, respectively, when that race is halted for a pit stop, also on lap 25.  Both the SportMod and Hobby Stock features will be 25 laps. A complete rundown on feature payouts, which are expected to increase, is posted on the track’s Facebook page. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and E3 Spark Plugs State points will be awarded. Early entry fee in all divisions is $50 [Read More]

Results

White takes home biggest share of green from Cardinal’s 10th annual Sheen Memorial

EUNICE, N.M. (July 6) – What a difference from a year ago.  Dustin White didn’t complete a lap at the 2018 Kelly Sheen Memorial Shootout, pulling off with fuel issues before even seeing the green flag.  Now fast forward to Saturday night when he took home the biggest share of the green after win­ning Cardinal Speedway’s 10th annual event. What became $2,100 checkers with late additions to the purse flew ahead of Justin Graves and hard-charging Michael Sheen, the three-time and defending race winner, who’d taken the $1,000 challenge to start in back after running second in the Friday qualifier.  “Winning this race is huge for me,” said White, from Lamesa, Texas. “I come from the same town as Kelly and have become good friends with (his son) Michael the last couple years. He’s helped me out a lot.” White started sixth and was running second to his father and former race winner Cary when the competition caution came out halfway through the 40-lapper. “I knew right where I was going (after the restart),” said White, [Read More]

Events

IMCA Stock Cars headline Cardinal’s 10th annual Sheen Memorial

EUNICE, N.M. – IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars take top billing at Cardinal Speedway’s 10th annual Kelly Sheen Memorial Topless Shootout July 4-6. Stock Cars race for $2,000 to win their 40-lapper on Saturday night, with a mandatory pit stop at halfway. Drivers will be allowed to make any changes to their car at that point; any of those changing a tire or tires will be required to restart from the back of the field.  Drivers drawing front row starting spots have the option to start from the back and earn an additional $1,000 if they can win the main event. The feature pays a minimum of $125 to start with a $400 hard charger prize. IMCA Modifieds and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods both race for $1,000 to win while IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks vie for $600 to win.  The Modified feature is a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier and all feature winners receive a 55-gallon drum of fuel in addition to their share of the purse.  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and [Read More]

Events

Checks get bigger for Cardinal’s Sheen Memorial Shootout 

EUNICE, N.M. – IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars get top billing at Cardinal Speedway’s Kelly Sheen Memorial Shootout on Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27. Winner’s share of the purse for the ninth annual event has been increased to $3,000. Taking the green in the Stock Car feature pays a minimum of $200. Qualifying is Saturday with 25-lap features on the Sunday program. Bigger paydays have been announced for the other sanctioned divisions as well. IMCA Modifieds now race for $2,000 to win and $150 to start their Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier while Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods race for $1,400 to win and $75 to start. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks race for $800 to win and $75 to start. All feature winners receive a 55-gallon drum of fuel in addition to their share of the purse and $100 will be paid to the hard charger in each division. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and New Mexico State points will be awarded. Pit gates open at 3 p.m. Mountain Time Saturday [Read More]