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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]

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Gould, local veterans are big winners in All Star Shootout finale at Heart O’ Texas

WACO, Texas (May 30) – William Gould and organizations assisting veterans in the Waco area were big winners on the night before Memorial Day at Heart O’ Texas Speedway. Gould raced from 12th to win the All Star Shootout fueled by Fast Shafts IMCA Modified main event, earning $1,000, plus $500 bonuses for his second All Star win of the week and $250 for perfect attendance throughout the five-race Shootout.  And local veterans’ groups will be getting $2,660, the amount raised in the evening’s Modified drivers’ auction. Gould gaveled at $400 and, appreciating the buyer’s confidence, told him to keep what would have been his share, half those proceeds.  Interviewed post-race on IMCA.TV, the buyer announced his plans to donate the full amount to local organizations dedicated to assisting veterans. Jimmy Reeves started on the pole and led past midway of the 25-lapper, finally giving way to Fred Wojtek, the Saturday winner at Kennedale Speedway Park. Gould, who had won the previous night at Boyd, was up to third by lap 11 and passed Reeves for [Read More]

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All Star Shootout IMCA Modified win is career first for Wojtek at Kennedale

KENNEDALE, Texas (May 29) – The hugs and high fives that followed Fred Wojtek’s All Star Shootout fueled by Fast Shafts feature win stemmed from his third place finish in his qualifying heat Saturday at Kennedale Speedway Park. Wojtek caught William Gould for the lead 11 laps into the IMCA Modified main event, then outran Gould and Jacob Pirkle to the $1,000 checkers. “We weren’t too good in the heat. We changed a spring and ball joint and good gosh, the car was like a different car (in the feature). It handled really well after we made all the changes,” Wojtek said following his first win of the season, and first-ever win at KSP. Trevor Egbert paced the first two of 25 laps before Gould drove by. Wojtek was the leader before back-to-back cautions on lap 12. He saw a two second advantage erased by the final caution of the night, on lap 21. “There was character to the track tonight. I just tried to hit my marks, drive through the middle of (turns) one [Read More]

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Gould gets All Star Shootout win at Boyd in IMCA Modified he built, sold

BOYD, Texas (May 28) – The IMCA Modified William Gould sold five years ago put him back in the winner’s circle again Friday night at Boyd Raceway. Gould raced from the 10th starting spot to the lead midway through the All Star Shootout fueled by Fast Shafts headliner, then held off a pair of hard chargers in Jacob Pirkle and Jon White to the $1,000 checkers. “I like a fast track with more than one line and I like a short track,” Gould said. “This track was everything I like. I had a lot of fast guys in front of me and fast guys behind me at the start, but I could race anywhere and went where they weren’t.”  Polesitter Robby Minten and then Cody Leonard led through the 12th circuit. Gould was up to third by lap six and drove to the front before the first caution of the night on lap 14. White had started 14th and crossed the stripe just half a car length behind Gould when lap 17 was scored; the 15th starting Pirkle took [Read More]

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Southern Oklahoma beats weather, gets in fast night two of IMCA All Star Shootout

ARDMORE, Okla. (May 27) – A fast-paced All Star Shootout fueled by Fast Shafts program at Southern Oklahoma Speedway ended with Matt Guillaume, Matthew Day and Jeffrey Abbey in victory lane. Hustling to beat bad weather, Guillaume was promoted to the $1,000 IMCA Modified checkers after Wesley Veal came up light on the post-race scales. Day was lights out for the second night in a row at Ardmore in winning the Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod feature and Abbey held Wednesday winner Tommy Fain in check to top the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main event. Guillaume, defending champion in the Razor Chassis South Central Region and at Southern Oklahoma, was quickly up to second from his ninth starting spot. “We were really good around the very bottom, then moved to the high line after we saw Wesley go by,” said Guillaume, already a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot candidate. The checkers were his second in the division this season and first of 2021 at Ardmore. Brint Hartwick, Chad Melton, Jacob Pirkle and Jon White completed [Read More]

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Taylor quick to accomplish at Ardmore, tops All Star Shootout opener for IMCA Modifieds

ARDMORE, Okla. (May 26) – When he pulled out of the driveway, Jeff Taylor headed for Southern Okla­homa Speedway hoping he could “accomplish something” during the five-race All Star Shootout fueled by Fast Shafts. He accomplished a lot on opening night at Ardmore, racing from 16th starting to win the IMCA Modified feature and $1,000. One hundred and twenty-five cars, including 57 Modifieds, 38 Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods and 30 IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, saw action in the Wednesday show.  “I knew I had a pretty good car by lap four or five,” said Taylor, who’d made the starting grid by winning his ‘B’ feature. “It was a lot of fun. As the race went on I could see I was gaining on the front pack.” Josh McGaha had led from the start, with Jeff Emerson in tow over the first half of the 25-lapper.  Taylor had made his way into the top five by lap 11, was running second when the caution came out two laps later, then caught McGaha for the front on [Read More]

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Oklahoma, Texas dates set for IMCA Allstar Shootout

ARDMORE, Okla. – Five nights of racing leading up to Memorial Day will prove memorable for Allstar drivers in three IMCA divisions. The inaugural Allstar Shootout fueled by Fast Shafts features IMCA Modifieds running for $1,000 to win, potential bonuses of $500 to as much as $3,000 and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berths May 26-30. Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars both run for $750 to win each night. All five Stock Car features will be All-Star qualifying events.  The Shootout replaces the recently canceled Red River Modified Tour and will be broadcast by IMCA.TV.  Opening night is Wednesday, May 26 at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore before the Shootout heads to Texas.  Grayson County Speedway in Bells hosts the Thursday, May 27 show, with events following at Boyd Raceway on Friday, May 28; at Kennedale Speedway Park on Saturday, May 29; and at Heart O’ Texas Speedway in Waco on Sunday, May 30. Modified drivers winning two Shootout features earn a bonus of $500, with a $750 bonus for [Read More]