KENNEDALE, Texas (July 4) – After third- and second-place showings in his previous IMCA Modified Red River South Tour starts, Cody Leonard stood on top of the podium Saturday at Kennedale Speedway Park. Leonard caught Chris Elliott late in the Independence Day 25-lapper for the $1,000 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying victory. “We’ve had some good runs the last couple of nights,” the young Texan acknowledged. “After we missed opening night, we started 12th and finished third on Thursday at Bells and exceeded our expectations Friday at Waco to finish second. We’ve gained one spot each night and we’re really happy with the ways things are going.” Leonard had made just one previous IMCA Modified start at KSP, finishing fifth there last summer. He started fourth on Saturday and chased down Chris Bragg before setting his sites on Elliott. The front pair ran side-by-side, with Elliott on the higher line, before Leonard gained the late advantage. Bragg, 14th starting Josh McGaha and Fred Wojtek, the winner at Grayson County Speedway and Heart O’ Texas, rounded out [Read More]
ARDMORE, Okla. – IMCA Modifieds race for $1,000 to win and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berths each night of the Lone Star Super Gas Red River Tour South presented by Smiley’s Racing Products. Opening night for the third annual tour is Wednesday, July 1 at Southern Oklahoma Speedway, with events to follow July 2 at Grayson County Speedway, July 3 at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, July 4 at Kennedale Speedway Park and July 5 at Boyd Raceway. Ken Schrader will follow the tour, which has no entry fee any night. Mufflers are required at KSP and at Boyd. The July 3 Baby Blue Harcrow Memorial for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars at Heart O’ Texas pays $1,500 to win and $100 to start. Stocks also race opening night at Ardmore and at Kennedale. Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods join all five programs.
KENNEDALE, Texas (Feb. 22) – Derek Green got another win while Westin Abbey got a tour championship and a big check Saturday night at Kennedale Speedway Park. Green, from Granada, Minn., prevailed in a $1,000 to win Sniper Speed Lone Star Tour finale that saw him trade the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car lead with Ryan Powers three times in the final laps before beating Jesse Sobbing to the finish line. Home state hero Abbey, meanwhile, put the final, perfect tour attendance qualifying touches on a $10,000 bonus he’d made himself eligible for by winning features at Abilene Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway. His seventh place finish at KSP was also more than enough to secure the tour crown and $5,000 share of the accompanying point fund. Powers had taken the lead on the second lap and was chased by Jason Josselyn, Aaron Benedict and then Jeffrey Abbey. The race stayed green through the first 16 of 30 laps; the 11th starting Green was scored just ahead of Abbey on the 21st lap and was running side-by-side with [Read More]
By Jackson Braun KENNEDALE, Texas (May 25) – Career win number 100 for Chris Bragg came on the big stage of opening night of the Lone Star Super Gas IMCA Red River Modified Tour presented by Smiley’s Racing Products. Bragg led all 25 laps of a main event that ran caution-free Saturday at Kennedale Speedway Park, negotiating lapped traffic while holding off Tyler Stevens and Chris Morris. Bragg became the 55th driver in division history to reach the 100-win mark with the $1,500 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying victory. “This is definitely a career highlight. I’ve qualified at Super Nationals a couple times and I’ve been elected to the All-Star race. To do this is pretty cool, too,” he said. “It’s been a lot of work but it’s been a lot of fun. As a family, we’ve enjoyed racing for 25 years. I wouldn’t have had it any other way.” The Razor Chassis South Central Region champion in 2007, Bragg has collected double digit feature wins in four seasons and six career track titles. [Read More]
By Jackson Braun KENNEDALE, Texas – Pre-registration has officially closed for the 2019 edition of the IMCA Red River Modified Tour. If the quality of racing from last year is any indication, everyone is in for a treat during the tour’s second running. Eighty-one IMCA Modifieds have registered, along with 62 Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods and 19 IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. Inaugural champion Chris Elliott from Abilene looks to defend his Modified crown as the stacked field of racers will try to figure out how to put together a championship run. IMCA Modifieds will compete for a $1,500 prize every night, with an entry into the feature worth a $100 payday. Winners of these events will all be qualifiers for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods vie for a $1,000 prize with a $50 starting pay, while IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars will battle for $500 to win and $50 to start. All events are draw/redraw and will be broadcast by IMCA.TV. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, E3 Spark [Read More]
By Spieker Promotions KENNEDALE, Texas (May 26) – Chase Allen scored the opening night win of the inaugural Red River IMCA Modified Tour at Kennedale Speedway Park Saturday night. Allen claimed the lead on lap 11 of the 25-lap event before having to hold off Jeffrey Abbey in the closing stages. Eric Tomlinson started on the outside of the front row and led the field of 24 on the opening lap. Tomlinson pulled away in the early laps, building a six-car length lead as several cars raced for second. Abbey won the battle for second and set his sights on Tomlinson for the lead. Abbey closed the gap on lap eight and put heavy pressure on Tomlinson as the lead duo fought for position on the low side of the speedway. As the race for the lead was heating up, the caution was displayed for debris in turn four. On the ensuing restart, third place runner Allen drove around the outside of Abbey to take second. Allen stayed in the outside groove and pulled even with [Read More]
KENNEDALE, Texas (Oct. 7) – A wet weekend forecast in Kansas convinced Chase Allen to race closer to home. That decision proved to be good for $2,500. Despite battling brake issues much of the way, Allen led all 25 laps of the Saturday main event for IMCA Modifieds at Kennedale Speedway Park’s Summit Racing Equipment Showdow The Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying victory came ahead of Chris Elliott, Chad Melton, Josh McGaha and Chris Bragg. “I was just the glad the car was turning so good,” said Allen, who built up a sizable advantage before the last caution waved with four laps to go. “We changed our plans to race at Fall Nationals (at RPM Speedway in Hays, Kan.) because it’s hard to drive past a track that’s 15 minutes from your home. I didn’t get to race here as often as I would have liked this year but Kennedale is a track I know pretty well.” Rain the previous weekend had forced rescheduling of the fall special at Kennedale. Fifteen hundred dollar feature [Read More]
KENNEDALE, Texas – Rain might have had the upper hand on the original race date but IMCA drivers in four divisions will race for even bigger paydays at Kennedale Speedway Park’s rescheduled Summit Racing Equipment Showdown this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6 and 7. IMCA Modifieds are in the running for $2,500 to win their 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier while IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods all vie for $1,500 top checks. All four IMCA features pay a minimum of $200 to start and Modified, Stock Car and SportMod drivers racing both days who do not qualify for the main event get $100. New sponsor money will also go to hard chargers. On Friday, gates open at 4 p.m. and Modified, Stock Car and SportMod qualifying starts at 7 p.m. Grandstand admission is $13 for adults, $10 for seniors and military, $5 for kids ages 6-11 and free for five and under. Gates open at 4 p.m. Saturday and racing is at 6 p.m. [Read More]