NASHVILLE, Ark. (April 10) – Titan Crump proved up to challenge Saturday night, topping the opening Challenge Series installment at Diamond Park Speedway and taking home $1,000 for his first IMCA STARS Mod Lite feature win of the season. After tuning up for the 20-lap main event with the $100 dash for cash victory, Crump started from the pole and had his hands full with Blake Wilson near midway before pulling away from the rest of the field. “This is my biggest win. It’s awesome,” said Crump, who followed the middle groove much of the way and used the lower line to work through traffic. “The track was great.” After motor issues in his first start of the season, Crump had run third at home track I-30 Speedway’s Joey Bradshaw Memorial the previous weekend. “The good luck is starting to come back,” he said. Chad Kirkpatrick and 13th starting Chris Tucker completed the top three at Diamond Park.
NASHVILLE, Ark. – Taking home the win means taking home $1,000 at three special events this season for IMCA STARS Mod Lites at Diamond Park Speedway. Saturday races April 10, May 29 and Aug. 7 are all part of a five-date Challenge Series at the Nashville, Ark., oval and each pays $100 to start with IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and KMJ Performance State points to be awarded. Gates open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 6 p.m., the draw closes at 6:45 p.m., hot laps are at 7 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m. each night. The heat race winners’ Dash for Cash pays $100 and is sponsored by Arkadelphia Tire and Outfitters in Arkadelphia. The hard charger award is $50 and is sponsored by Tracey Clay and I-30 Speedway; the first “B” feature non-transferee award of $50 is sponsored by B’s Quick Stop in Mineral Springs. TWR Racing Chassis and Blake Wilson have donated $50 to the 18th place finisher. Top five drivers in that Designer Graphics-presented series earn shares of [Read More]
NASHVILLE, Ark. – Saturday night race programs at Arkansas’ Diamond Park Speedway will feature both IMCA Modified and STARS Mod Lite divisions this season. Opening night at the 1/3 mile red clay oval, located on Highway 27 South between Nashville and Murfreesboro, is March 20. The IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season runs through Sept. 25. “We like the idea of economy classes and IMCA gives us a good set of rules,” said track owner Wayne Tidwell, co-promoter at Diamond Park with son Fonzo and Justin Newman. “I like that sanction fees I pay to IMCA are returned to our drivers in point funds and I like the contingency awards that are available from IMCA.” “And I like that IMCA is great, side-by-side racing.” Diamond Park averaged 12-15 Modifieds prior to the pandemic along with 20 to 25 Mod Lites a night. “Mod Lites have run here for years. We want to build our car counts with the IMCA sanction,” Tidwell said. “We’ll be able to give more back to our racers and I [Read More]