Diamond Park Speedway family suffers huge and sudden loss

NASHVILLE, Ark. (Oct. 18, 2022) – The owners and staff of the Diamond Park Speedway suffered a huge loss this past week with the sudden and tragic passing of head scorer Miki Godwin.  Miki had been a speedway employee under current ownership since 2017 and was a familiar face both when the gates were open and even when they were not.  Godwin was more than just a scorer on race nights. She also handled driver 1099, sponsorship opportunities, really wherever help was needed – she was always willing to lend a hand to make her second home the best it could be. Survivors include her mother Brenda Godwin and Thomas Free of Murfreesboro; her son Austin White of Nashville (Nathan Johnson) of Russellville; daughter Morgan White of Nashville; special daughters Bailey Goldman of Nashville; Makayla Huffman of Delight; as well as her brother and sister Garry (Tammy) Nichols of Paragould. The family will receive friends and family from 6-8 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) at Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, [Read More]


Diamond Park to host first annual 94M Memorial: Caleb’s Legacy on Oct. 8 

MURFREESBORO, Ark. (Sept. 12, 2022) – Diamond Park Speedway, along with a host of local sponsors, will host the first annual tribute to the late Caleb and Andrea McCollett on Saturday, Oct. 8, the day marking one year since their passing and what would have been his 29th birthday.  The family of Caleb McCollett and their closest friends have raised an enormous amount of money to be paid out in the couple’s honor, and to continue to show love and support for their 3-year-old daughter, Penelope Kate McCollett at the first annual 94M Memorial: Caleb’s Legacy special for IMCA STARS Mod Lites. The event will pay the winner $1,094 and $194 to start the 25-lap “A” main and $25 to all non-feature transfers. All position payouts will end in $94 as a nod to Caleb’s no. no. 94M STARS Mod Lite which also holds special meaning as Penelope’s birthday which, you guessed it, is Sept. 4, or 9/4.   Intermission will feature a balloon release and tribute to Caleb and Andrea by speedway staff along with a fireworks [Read More]


Wilson pockets Tex Myers 8Ball Classic cash

By Justin Newman MURFREESBORO, Ark. (July 2, 2022) – Blake Wilson repeated his performance, this time not so easily, in the second annual Tex Myers 8Ball Classic presented by Myers Supply Saturday at Diamond Park Speedway. Wilson was able to top a field of 27 IMCA STARS Mod Lite drivers from Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana en route to his second $888 payday in the second year of the event at the proclaimed Mod Lite Capital of the World. Wilson started on row two of the 25-lap affair and had some work to do early on, contending with TWR teammate J.J. Borden, Louis Harris and Jace Reid. It was Reid who got out to the point early with Borden, Harris and Wilson in tow. Quick work put Wilson digging behind Borden for third and on lap three he settled in for second. On lap seven he slid under Reid and it was off to the races. The lead duo pulled away and started working the back of the field by lap nine before the race’s single caution flew [Read More]


Rollins stars at Diamond Park’s Mod Lite Mayhem

By Justin Newman  MURFREESBORO, Ark. (May 29, 2022) – James ‘Big Daddy’ Rollins brought home the biggest payday of his career Sunday at the Diamond Park Speedway at the conclusion of the first annual IMCA STARS Mod Lite Mayhem.   Following the parade laps and pageantry, the field quickly got underway and Rollins went to work in the $3,000 to win headliner. After a few cautions and restart attempts on lap six, the field got racing action going with green flag laps until a competition caution for fuel only on lap 15. By that time, Codey Benoit, winner of the $1,000 ‘Prelude’ at Centerville Super Speedway on Friday, had quietly and methodically made his way from his seventh starting spot to third. Up from his 14th starting spot, Darrick Hubbard Jr. sat in fifth. Back underway there was some intense racing for the final 15 laps as they went caution-free. On the white flag lap, Benoit laid it all on the line and got a huge run on the inside down the front stretch and he and [Read More]


DeWitt proves that patience is key to win at Diamond Park

By Justin Newman MURFREESBORO, Ark. (May 28, 2022) – Current National IMCA STARS Mod Lite points leader Gary Dewitt proved just how important patience, consistency and some hard work pays off. He was able to keep himself in the front long enough to take the win on the first night of the inaugural Mod Lite Mayhem at Diamond Park Speedway.   The event, $3,000 to win and $300 to start the “A” main, continues Sunday with the 30-lap feature presented by Joker Chassis. Four heat races were used to take winners and the top 14 in passing points to the nightly qualifier on Saturday.   Barry Nolan found his way to victory in heat one with DeWitt in tow; DeWitt advanced five spots and this would be key later. The second heat race went to Chris Robinson, the third heat race was topped by Chad Kirkpatrick and in the fourth and final heat race, James ‘Big Daddy’ Rollins took the win.   This set the stage for the qualifier with the heat race winners on rows 1-2 and [Read More]


IMCA STARS Mod Lites shine at Diamond Park’s Mayhem

NASHVILLE, Ark. (May 23, 2022) – It’ll be two nights of pandemonium at The Premier Dirt Track in the South, when Diamond Park Speedway hosts Mod Lite Mayhem Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29.  IMCA STARS Mod Lites run for $3,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start the main event. Beene’s Towing & Recovery presents the holiday weekend special, which also features a States Race and Manufacturers’ Dash.  The $250 entry fee includes car and driver both nights and IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, KMJ Performance State and track points will be awarded. Ten cars advance from the Friday qualifying feature and another 10 from last-chance races on Saturday. Completing the 22-car field will be provisionals from the Manufacturers’ Dash and the Lucky Draw, a lottery draw open to all non-qualifiers. Pit passes are $36. Spectator admission is $20 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under. The pits open at 4 p.m., grandstand opens at 5 p.m. and hot laps are at 7 p.m. with [Read More]


McCollett scores emotional, fulfilling win at Diamond Park

By Justin Newman MURFREESBORO, Ark. (May 7, 2022) – Victory lane was full of emotions and plenty of tears Saturday night at Diamond Park Speedway as Paul McCollett, driver of the no. 94KB IMCA STARS Mod Lite, found himself amongst family and friends in celebration of his first feature win since his son’s tragic passing.  The elder McCollett and his wife Veronica lost their son Caleb in a motor vehicle accident in October of 2021.  McCollett said “Roni and I agreed that my first win for him was perfect because it was his and our home track for over 20 years. He grew up there.” McCollett and the no. 94KB are currently sitting atop the leaderboard for the Mod Lite division at Diamond Park and have been knocking on the proverbial front door and a chance at putting his car in the winner’s circle.  Starting in the 10th spot in his heat, Paul worked his way up to third at the stripe and that would garner him enough passing points to put him on the [Read More]


Wilson on top of Challenge Series, again

MURFREESBORO, Ark (Aug. 7) – Blake Wilson and what has become The 18 Show held off a strong Lone Star State contingent to lay victory to his second IMCA STARS Mod Lite Challenge Series presented by Super Clean feature Saturday at Diamond Park Speedway. Wilson was the night’s top qualifier in passing points, going from ninth to second in his heat, and that landed him front row with his father Jeromy. The elder Wilson turned fast time of the night at a blistering 16.176 on the red clay speed plant better known as ‘The Park’. A strong field of competitors including national STARS Mod Lite contender Kaden Cochrun, Texas’ own Willie Veach, Jr., Dawson Fisher, Aubrey Taylor, Jason Reavis and the lone entry from the Volunteer state was Cookeville, TN driver Ronnie Choate. The 25-lap main event paid $1,000 to the winner and a possible $400 additional bounty if they could beat Wilson or track regular James ‘Big Daddy’ Rollins. At the drop of the green, Blake Wilson took a commanding lead and never really looked back. [Read More]


Wilson wheels to victory lane in IMCA STARS Mod Lite Challenge Series

MURFREESBORO, Ark. (May 29) – Blake Wilson took his IMCA STARS Mod Lite to the winner’s circle from mid-pack on Saturday night at the Diamond Park Speedway’s second of five schedule Challenge Series races.  Early on, it was pole sitter Jace Reid who set the pace. Not to be out done, James Rollins and Jimmy Brown both battled for and at one point held the race lead.  Methodically, the 10th starting Wilson stalked the field and worked his way through traffic. Chance Hull followed Wilson, his starting row neighbor, toward the front and put himself in the mix for the lead at about mid-way until a caution came out for an airborne Charles Armstrong II on the front stretch.   By this point, Wilson had gotten to third with Hull in tow. On the restart, Wilson edged Rollins and set sail, never to be challenged again until a late-race caution but only for about half a lap.  The race was on for second  and ninth starting Chris Tucker blasted into the fray and challenged Rollins for second the final [Read More]


Crump up to Challenge at Diamond Park in IMCA STARS Mod Lites series opener

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.