Events

Kennedale Speedway Park remembers Kirk Martin at 16th annual Showdown

KENNEDALE, Texas (Sept. 26, 2022) – Kennedale Speedway Park remembers a fixture in the Texas racing scene during the 16th annual Summit Racing Equipment Showdown Sept. 29-Oct. 1. The weekend Kirk Martin Memorial program sees Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds racing for $3,069 to win, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $2,069 to win and Smiley’s Racing Products IMCA Southern SportMods for $1,569 to win.  The Modified feature is a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifier with $1,500 paid for second and $1,000 for third. Minimum start money is $300. The Stock Car feature is a B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational qualifier and pays $1,069 for second and a minimum of $200 to start. The SportMod runner-up earns $1,000 with a minimum of $200 paid to start that race as well. Entry fee, if paid by Sept. 28, is $80 for Modifieds, $60 for Stock Cars and $50 for the Southern SportMods. An additional $20 will be charged for later entries.  Stephenville Starter sponsors the pit party that follows the Thursday, Sept. 29 practice. The pits open [Read More]

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Smooth ride takes Mikulencak to crown at IMCA Southern SportMod Super Nationals 

KENNEDALE, Texas (Sept. 10, 2022) – His strategy was simple, once Marcus Mikulencak got to the front of Saturday’s Smiley’s Racing Products IMCA Southern SportMod Super Nationals feature field. “I tried to stay smooth and not make any mistakes,” Mikulencak said after taking the $5,000 checkers in the inaugural event at Kennedale Speedway Park. “We were pretty good up front but I figured with the competition we had that we could have company up there.” Bradley Poor and Brandon Geurin both advanced seven spots to finish second and third, respectively. Michael Dabney was a plus nine to fourth and Alex Hickham, winner of Friday’s All-Star race, ended in fifth.  Mikulencak ran fourth and then won his second qualifying heat on opening night, drawing the inside row two start for the 30-lap main.  “We didn’t make any changes in setup from Friday. We were able to get the lead early,” he said. “There were a couple cautions and we were able to get through lapped traffic pretty easy.” His career best payday included a $2,000 bonus [Read More]

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Voting set Aug. 22-25 to fill All Star field at IMCA Southern SportMod Super Nationals

KENNEDALE, Texas (Aug. 18, 2022) – The starting field for the Sept. 8-10 IMCA Southern SportMod Super Nationals will be determined on the oval at Kennedale Speedway Park. Friends and fans of Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod drivers have a say, however, in deciding 16 of the 20 starters in the weekend’s All Star race. Four drivers – Rowdy Day, Michael Dabney, John Reid Jr. and Cody Smith, earned guaranteed berths in that $1,000 to win race with late May IMCA All Star Shootout feature wins. Their competition will include drivers winning at least one feature and elected to the field in balloting Aug. 22-25 through the RaceOnTexas website. “This is the chance for fans to get their favorite driver or drivers elected to start this race,” explained promoter James Lopez. “We’re updating the list of eligible drivers every Friday and expect to have votes tabulated some time in the evening on the 25th.” Divisional title sponsor Smiley’s Racing Products is also sponsor of the Southern SportMod Super Nationals, which pays $3,000 to win, a [Read More]

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Barbecue, a band and bag tossing on the weekend card at IMCA Southern SportMod Super Nationals

KENNEDALE, Texas (July 21, 2022) – Even when they’re not racing for shares of a $20,000-plus purse, drivers can look forward to plenty of fun off the track at the Sept. 8-10 IMCA Southern SportMod Super Nationals. Kennedale Speedway Park and event promoter James Lopez reports that Fox Mechanical Air Conditioning & Heating out of Springtown has signed on as sponsor for the barbecue party in the pits Thursday night, with the Jeff Martin Band taking the stage that evening. The South Dallas Cornhole Club sponsors the Saturday bag tossing tournament that starts at 11 a.m. “We want to make this a fun event for drivers and fans of all ages,” said Lopez. “We’re looking at some other different things for folks to do during the weekend and will announce the when and where when we get the details ironed out.” Divisional title sponsor Smiley’s Racing Products sponsors the inaugural event, which pays $3,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start. Main event qualifiers take home more than $16,000 while qualifiers for the [Read More]

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Super Nationals IMCA Southern SportMod style: Kennedale to host inaugural event Sept. 8-10

KENNEDALE, Texas (June 10, 2022) – Smiley’s Racing Products IMCA Southern SportMods will have a super event of their own this September. Kennedale Speedway Park hosts the Southern SportMod Super Nationals Sept. 8-10. Divisional title sponsor Smiley’s Racing Products is also sponsor of the inaugural event, which pays $3,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start. “We have a ton of these cars around here and they do a great job showing up every week to support their local tracks so we wanted to have a special event like this for them,” said KSP promoter James Lopez. “Everything we get sponsorship-wise is going to go back 100 percent to the drivers.” The runner-up earns $1,500 with $1,200 paid for third, $1,100 for fourth and $1,000 for fifth. A total of $1,500 in lap money will be paid to lap leaders in the 30-lap main event. Also on the weekend card will be a $1,000 to win, $100 to start Smiley’s Racing Products All Star race. Four drivers – Rowdy Day, Michael Dabney, John [Read More]

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Defending All Star Shootout champion Pirkle prevails in Kennedale IMCA Modified feature

KENNEDALE, Texas (May 28, 2022) – His consistent finishes got Jacob Pirkle the 2021 All Star Shootout title. A convincing flag-to-flag run at the front of the field got him a $1,500 Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature win in the 25-lap Shootout show Saturday night at Kennedale Speedway Park. “This is my home track, I started on the front row and I thought I had a lot to prove. Tonight was very good for us,” said Pirkle, who was running in heavy lapped traffic before halfway and was not challenged after the second of back-to-back restarts on lap 18. “I really wanted a win and tonight we got it. The track really played in my favor. I like a little cushion.” Chris Morris took the runner-up spot from Tanner Whitmire on lap 20 and finished just over a second behind Pirkle at the finish. Steven Whiteaker Jr., Whitmire and Larry Adams completed the top five.  Pirkle started racing a Southern SportMod at KSP; he’s in his third Modified season there now.  “I had no idea [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]

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IMCA Stock Cars chase $2,000 Prelude payday at Kennedale

KENNEDALE, Texas (May 16, 2022) – IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars looking to tune up for the All Star Shootout run for $2,000 to win their Prelude feature at Kennedale Speedway Park this Saturday, May 21. A minimum of $200 will be paid to start that event, with a $500 bonus paid to the driver who can win Friday at Heart O’ Texas Speedway or Boyd Raceway and follow with the Saturday victory at KSP. The winner also becomes eligible to qualify for the B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational. There is no entry fee or draw fee. Stock Cars race for IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, EQ Cylinder Heads Southern and KMJ State points but not track points that evening. Also on the card are Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, racing for $600 to win and $100 to start, Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods, racing for $500 to win and $75 to start, and Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts. National, state and track points, plus GRT Race Cars South Central Region points for the Modifieds, [Read More]

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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]