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Abbeys run 1-2-3 in Stock Car feature while Shepperd checks Fall Classic off bucket list 

WACO, Texas (Oct. 22, 2022) – Their classic runs to the checkers at Heart O’ Texas Speedway’s 25th annual Fall Classic sent Dean Abbey and Jeff Shepperd home with $2,000 checks. Abbey outran brothers Westin and Jeffrey in Saturday’s main event for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, earning family bragging rights for the night along with qualifying eligibility for the 2023 B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational.  And Shepperd won his first Fall Classic crown in nearly two decades of racing the season-ending special at Waco, topping the Smiley’s Racing Products IMCA Southern SportMod headliner ahead of Brandon Geurin and Kyle Wilkins. Dean and Westin Abbey ran side-by-side the first two times around the track in the Stock Car feature before Dean eked ahead racing down the front stretch. Westin’s pass for the lead on lap 15 was erased by a caution. The final yellow waved with two laps left and Jeffrey Abbey would complete his charge from 12th to complete the top three. “We haven’t raced together for a long time, let alone finished 1-2-3,” Dean [Read More]

Results

Raffurty takes Texas-sized check home from inaugural Texas Mod Lite Nationals 

WACO, Texas (Oct. 15, 2022) – After he consulted Google Maps to decide on gear for the weekend, Dillon Raffurty didn’t need any help finding the fastest way around Heart O’ Texas Speedway.  Raffurty’s first visit to the Waco speedplant paid off with the $10,000 checkers at the first annual Texas Mod Lite Nationals. “It was a pretty good weekend,” understated Raffurty, who had collected 30 wins in defending his IMCA STARS Mod Lite national championship this season. “It was exciting. I couldn’t have asked for much more.”  The Kansas City, Mo., star won both heat races and the Joe Butler Jr. Invitational, and finished fourth in the qualifying feature on Friday night. Satisfied with his setup, Raffurty eschewed hot laps before Saturday’s main event. He advanced to second early in the 30-lapper, closed on home state speedster Taylor Hunter in lapped traffic and made his pass to the front just pass midway.  Hunter chased Raffurty to the checkers in a race that ran caution-free. “Size-wise, Heart O’ Texas is a combination on my home [Read More]

Events

IMCA STARS drivers racing for Texas-sized payout at inaugural Texas Mod Lite Nationals

WACO, Texas (July 7, 2022) – Heart O’ Texas Speedway rolls out the red carpet for an IMCA STARS Mod Lite special so big it could only be held in the Lone Star State.  The winner of the inaugural Oct. 13-15 Kick-N-Back Refrigeration Texas Mod Lite Nationals earns a $10,000 share of the $33,650 main event purse that weekend at Waco.  Runner-up pay is $5,000, with $2,000 for third and $1,500 for fourth. A minimum of $1,000 will be paid to finish in the top 10 and a minimum of $500 paid to start the 24-car feature field.  Two long haul awards of $150 will be paid. Hard charger awards are $100 for the feature and $50 for non-qualifiers. The Joe Butler Jr. Invitational pays $500 to win, $200 for second and $100 for third through eighth place. Entry fee is $200 for drivers registering by Sept. 5 at heartotexasspeedway.com or $300 after that date. Pit gates open at 6 p.m. and an open practice runs from 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13. Gates open at 6 p.m. [Read More]

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Abbey hoists Harcrow hardware at HO’T

WACO, Texas (July 2, 2022) – What turned out to be a pretty good holiday weekend for Jeffrey Abbey started at Heart O’ Texas Speedway’s Baby Blue Harcrow Memorial. Abbey led start to finish in Saturday’s 25-lap IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main event and went home with a $5,000 share of the purse, plus a $2,500 share of the drivers’ auction and lap money. “I ran Heart O’ Texas pretty regularly and won a lot of races in classes I’ve raced in there over the years,” Abbey said following his eighth checkers of 2022. “I just protected the bottom and did everything I could to hold Jason (Batt) and Dustin (Mooney) off.”  Abbey had won both his heat races and the qualifying feature on Friday night, then lined up outside Mooney on the front row in Saturday’s big show.  He stayed in front through multiple restarts with the last yellow flying with four laps left. Batt, the five-time and defending track champion at Waco, ran second from laps one through 24 and drove in deep [Read More]

Events

Baby Blue Harcrow special at Heart O’ Texas boasts $5,000 top check for IMCA Stock Cars

WACO, Texas (June 27, 2022) – Heart O’ Texas Speedway gets an early start to the Independence Day Weekend celebration with the Baby Blue Harcrow Memorial for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. The winner of the final race in the Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2 special lassos a $5,000 top prize and earns a guaranteed starting spot in the B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational as well.  Runner-up pay is $2,500 with $1,500 for third and $1,000 for fourth. Total purse for the main event is more than $17,000 and starting the 24-car main event pays a minimum of $300.  All drivers will run two heats on Friday, with a feature that evening locking in the first qualifiers. Heat and last-chance races during Saturday’s draw/redraw show complete the starting field for the 30-lap main event.  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region and KMJ Performance State points will be awarded on Saturday. Registration fee paid on or before Friday is $50. Drivers racing Saturday only will pay $100.  Friesen [Read More]

Events

Baby Blue Harcrow special at Heart O’ Texas boasts $5,000 top check for IMCA Stock Cars

WACO, Texas (June 23, 2022) – Heart O’ Texas Speedway gets an early start to the Independence Day Weekend celebration with the Baby Blue Harcrow Memorial for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. The winner of the final race in the Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2 special lassos a $5,000 top prize and earns a guaranteed starting spot in the B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational as well. Runner-up pay is $2,500 with $1,500 for third and $1,000 for fourth. Total purse for the main event is more than $17,000 and starting the 24-car main event pays a minimum of $300. All drivers will run two heats on Friday, with a feature that evening locking in the first qualifiers. Heat and last-chance races during Saturday’s draw/redraw show complete the starting field for the 30-lap main event. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region and KMJ Performance State points will be awarded on Saturday. Registration fee paid on or before Friday is $50. Drivers racing Saturday only will pay $100. Friesen [Read More]

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Emerson, Harcrow, Smith win HO’T features, All Star Shootout titles to Pirkle, Abbey, Geurin

WACO, Texas (May 29, 2022) – Three drivers won features and three drivers won championships on the final night of the IMCA All Star Shootout Sunday at Heart O’ Texas Speedway.  Jeff Emerson earned $1,000 and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility for his Friesen Performance IMCA Modified win while Markiss Harcrow collected $750 and became B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational qualifying eligible for his IMCA Sunoco Stock Car checkers. Cody Smith was also a $750 winner, in the Smiley’s Racing Products IMCA Southern SportMod main. Jacob Pirkle ran eighth in repeating as the Shootout Modified champion. Stock Car champion Jeffrey Abbey was sixth and Southern SportMod champion Brandon Geurin eighth in their respective finales at Waco.  A regular visitor to HO’T with the Texas Sprint Series, Emerson got to watch son Kaleb finish fourth in the SportMod feature before taking his turn on the track. He started third and stalked leader Beau Collins before making his move to the front on the 16th of 25 circuits. Home track hotshoe and defending track champion [Read More]

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Opening night moves to Thursday for IMCA All Star Shootout

ARDMORE, Okla. (May 25, 2022) – Rain had the final word and resulted in rescheduling opening night of the IMCA All Star Shootout.  The lidlifter for Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Smiley’s Racing Products IMCA Southern SportMods moves to Thursday, May 26 at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore. The event originally scheduled that evening at Grayson County Speedway has been canceled. The Shootout is at Texas speedplants Boyd Raceway on Friday, May 27; at Kennedale Speedway Park on Saturday, May 28; and at Heart O’ Texas Speedway in Waco on Sunday, May 29.  Modifieds run for $1,000 to win and Fast Shafts All-Star qualifying eligibility each night. Stock Cars and Southern SportMods race for $750 to win each night, with Stock Car winners becoming B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational eligible.  Pit gates and the grandstand open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m. Thursday at Ardmore.  Boyd opens pit gates and the grandstand at 6 p.m. Hot laps precede racing at 8 [Read More]

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Early entries top 120 for IMCA All Star Shootout

ARDMORE, Okla. (May 24, 2022) – Early entries top 120 as all stars in three IMCA divisions will see action each night of the May 25-29 All Star Shootout. Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds run for $1,000 to win, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Smiley’s Racing Products IMCA Southern SportMods both for $750 to win beginning with opening night Wednesday, May 25 at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore. The Shootout is then Texas-bound for shows Thursday, May 26 at Grayson County Speedway in Bells; Friday, May 27 at Boyd Raceway; Saturday, May 28 at Kennedale Speedway Park; and Sunday, May 29 at Heart O’ Texas Speedway in Waco. All five race programs will be broadcast by IMCA.TV. Modified and Stock Car feature winners become eligible to qualify for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational or B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational, respectively; Modified and Stock Car Shootout champions also become eligible to qualify for their race of champions events at the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. An open practice runs from 6-9 [Read More]

Events

Modifieds, Stock Cars, Southern SportMods on May 25-29 IMCA All Star Shootout cards

ARDMORE, Okla. (April 13, 2022) – All-stars in three IMCA divisions see action each night of the May 25-29 All Star Shootout.  Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds run for $1,000 to win, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods both for $750 to win beginning with opening night Wednesday, May 25 at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore. The Shootout is then Texas-bound for shows Thursday, May 26 at Grayson County Speedway in Bells; Friday, May 27 at Boyd Raceway; Saturday, May 28 at Kennedale Speedway Park; and Sunday, May 29 at Heart O’ Texas Speedway in Waco.  All five race programs will be broadcast by IMCA.TV. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, GRT Race Cars South Central and EQ Cylinder Heads Southern regional, KMJ Performance State and series points will be awarded each night; Boyd also gives track points.  Modified and Stock Car feature winners become eligible to qualify for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational or B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational, respectively; Modified and Stock Car Shootout champions also become eligible [Read More]