Smith’s IMCA Lone Star Tour success continues with Heart O’ Texas sweep

WACO, Texas (March 8, 2023) – While the track was new, the story was the same when the Cody Smith show traveled to Heart O’ Texas Speedway for round four of the Sunoco Race Fuels Lone Star Tour presented by Sniper Speed. Smith won for the fourth time in as many $750 to win Smiley’s Racing Products IMCA Southern SportMod starts, then outran Jesse Sobbing to the $3,000 checkers following a late-race stoppage in the 30-lap IMCA Sunoco Stock Car headline event.  “We’ve been fortunate and gotten some pretty good draws,” acknowledged Smith, who nonetheless had to work his way to the front from seventh starting in Wednesday’s Stock Car feature. “We were excited to win this race. I can’t believe we won two tonight.”  Twentieth starting G.W. Egbert IV, Benji Kirk Patrick and early race leader Paul White rounded out the top five.  White drew the pole and led through the first 10 laps before two-wheeling his way high out of his line and watching Smith speed by following a lap 11 restart.  Gould [Read More]


Egbert answers when Lone Star Tour opportunity knocks at Devil’s Bowl

MESQUITE, Texas (March 6, 2023) – Opportunity knocked and G.W. Egbert IV answered Monday night, in the third installment of the Sunoco Race Fuels Lone Star Tour presented by Sniper Speed. Egbert drove to the inside to pass Angel Munoz and race-long leader William Gould coming to the line on the 19th of 25 laps, then kept Munoz and Cody Smith at bay for the $2,000 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car checkers at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.  “I was just waiting and sizing them up,” said Egbert, who had worked his way into contention from the ninth starting spot. “As long as I hit my marks, I knew I would be right there.” Gould and Munoz had run 1-2 through three early cautions. Egbert was in third for good by lap 15 and took advantage when an open lower line presented itself four laps later.  The new B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational candidate got the win just under a tick under a second ahead of Munoz, with Sunday winner and tour points leader Smith, Gould and [Read More]


Smith stars twice in Sunday Lone Star Tour show at Devil’s Bowl

MESQUITE, Texas (March 5, 2023) – Cody Smith made two trips to victory lane, on night two of the Sunoco Race Fuels Lone Star Tour presented by Sniper Speed. The Kaufman clipper dominated in winning the headline IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main event Sunday at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, then ended the show with a late drive to the front of the Smiley’s Racing Products IMCA Southern SportMod feature field. Smith caught Jesse Sobbing for the lead three laps into the Stock Car feature and put some distance on the pack before the only caution of the contest flew after midway. Jeffrey Abbey snuck into second following the restart but couldn’t close the gap over the final 10 times around the oval. Smith took the $1,000 win and B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility ahead of Abbey and Saturday tour winner Paul White. Also a Saturday winner at Kennedale, Smith motored to his second Southern SportMod checkers in as many nights by making the top side of the track work and passing Dean [Read More]


Everything is right for White in IMCA Lone Star Tour opener at Kennedale

KENNEDALE, Texas (March 4) – When Paul White was asked last fall if he’d be interested in driving an IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, his answer, of course, was a resounding “Sure!” On Saturday, the questions he was answering were all about his first win in the class, on opening night of the Sunoco Race Fuels Lone Star Tour presented by Sniper Speed at Kennedale Speedway Park. “That was my first time in a Stock Car. It wasn’t a bad night to get my first win,” White said after leading the last half of the 30-lapper and taking the $1,000 checkers. “I was just tickled about it.” He’d started 11th and passed Shelby Williams for the lead following a restart at midway. White had raced Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars and most recently a Smiley’s Racing Products IMCA Southern SportMod.  “My car owners P.J. Kingrey and Adam Schwartz talked me into this,” said White, who didn’t need much convincing to saddle up in the new class. “They asked if they sold their factory stock [Read More]


Sunoco signing on as title sponsor for Lone Star IMCA Stock Car Tour

KENNEDALE, Texas (Feb. 13, 2023) – The title sponsor of the IMCA Stock Car division is the new title sponsor of the upcoming tour for The Class Too Tough to Tame in Texas. Six race dates are on the Sunoco Race Fuels Lone Star IMCA Stock Car Tour schedule, starting with $1,000 to win, minimum $100 to start features Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4 at Kennedale Speedway Park. Drivers who are pre-registered and maintain perfect attendance tour earn progressive payouts from that point, $2,000 to win and a minimum of $200 to start Monday, March 6 and Tuesday, March 7 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite and $3,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start Wednesday, March 8 and Thursday, March 9 at Heart O’ Texas Speedway in Waco.  “This is a big deal. It’s not just the winners that are going to get more money every night,” tour director Jon Courchaine of Sniper Speed Chassis said, with a Texas-wide grin that stretched from El Paso to Port Arthur. “Plus, we have tons [Read More]


Rogers is champion, full point fund paid in weather shortened Sniper Speed Lone Star Tour

MESQUITE, Texas – While Mother Nature had the upper hand, drivers following the Sniper Speed IMCA Lone Star Stock Car Tour still went home winners.  Tour officials and promoters at Grayson County Speedway and Kennedale Speedway Park went above and beyond to make the last three scheduled events happen but rain and forecasts for continued inclement weather forced them to call the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car tour official.  Night two winner Jason Rogers of Selden, Kan., was crowned champion, earning a $5,000 share of the $15,100 point fund, which was paid in its entirety. “I know Jon and Jill (Courchaine of Sniper Speed) did not have to pay the full point fund,” Rogers said during the Wednesday night banquet held at the Mesquite Convention Center. “The Lone Star Tour has helped strengthen the division in Texas and I wish we would have been able to race the tour until the end.” Rogers, who earned a starting berth in the B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational at the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s [Read More]


Tuesday Lone Star Tour show rained out

MESQUITE, Texas (Feb. 22, 2022) – The winner tonight (Tuesday) at Devil’s Bowl Speedway is bad weather.  The scheduled Sniper Speed IMCA Lone Star Stock Car at Mesquite has been rained out.


Night of firsts in Lone Star Tour opener ends with Meier’s first IMCA Stock Car win at HO’T

WACO, Texas (Feb. 20, 2022) – A night of firsts ended with Mitch Meier in victory lane.  Meier led all 25 laps of the opening night main event in the Sniper Speed IMCA Lone Star Stock Car Tour Sunday at Heart O’ Texas Speedway.  The $1,000 victory was Meier’s IMCA Sunoco Stock Car career first and also came in his first start in a new Ultimate Race Car. Damon Murty ran second from lap eight to the finish of the 25-lapper, trying every lane on the track to get past but ultimately settling for runner-up points and pay.  “It was an awesome win. There were a lot of good drivers here tonight and it was pretty cool being able to hold off Damon. He’s one of the best,” said Meier, from Chilton, Wis., and a 141 Speedway regular. “The (distinctly Texan) trophy is probably one of the best I’ll ever get. We got some unique ones at Luxemburg when I was racing a Sport Compact but this one tops ‘em all.” Home state hotshoes Shelby [Read More]


Row six start an advantage for Rogers in IMCA Lone Star Tour victory at Devil’s Bowl

MESQUITE, Texas (Feb. 21, 2022) – He was starting in row six but Jason Rogers knew he had an advantage over the 10 drivers lined up in front of him for Monday’s Sniper Speed IMCA Lone Star Stock Car Tour headliner at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. “Looking at the cars ahead of me, they hadn’t seen how the track had changed,” explained Rogers, who followed his ‘B’ feature win with the $1,000 main event checkers on night two of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car Tour. “There were a lot of heavy hitters up there but right then I thought I had a shot at it.” Blake Clark was fastest early on, with Jesse Sobbing, G.W. Egbert IV and Jeffrey Abbey running 2-3-4 not far behind.  Rogers raced his way into the top five seven circuits into the 25-lapper. His first charge to the front was erased by a lap 10 caution but he got the lead back for good the next time around. “We brought a brand new Sniper to Texas and it was on a [Read More]


Clock strikes midnight on Feb. 17 for Sniper Speed IMCA Lone Star Stock Car Tour pre-entries

WACO, Texas (2/16/22) – Drivers now have until midnight Thursday, Feb. 17 to pre-enter for the Feb. 20-26 Sniper Speed IMCA Lone Star Stock Car Tour.  Signing up by that deadline guarantees drivers are eligible for shares of the tour point fund, nightly and tour-long contingency awards, and the Sunoco Race Fuels $10,000 Bobby Bonus Bucks award for winning both main events at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Feb. 21 and Feb. 26 at Kennedale Speedway Park, as well as the Kirk Martin Memorial Sportsmanship Award and $4,000 Midstate Machine perfect attendance award.  Contingency award sponsors for the tour include Abilene Race Rads, Bulletproof Tees, CRS Suspension and Fabrication, Gorsuch Performance Solutions, Kevin Nouse Designs, Landrum Springs, Lemirande Motorsports, Lit Sticks by Twenty-Nine Enterprises, Lone Star Super Gas, MultiFire Wires by Money, QuickCar, Schoenfeld Headers, Shell Valley Fiberglass, Speed Secrets, Sybesma Graphics and UltraShield Race Products.  Features pay $1,000 to win and a minimum of $100 to start with opening night Sunday, Feb. 20 at Heart O’ Texas Speedway in Waco; Devil’s Bowl in Mesquite on [Read More]