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Green gets another IMCA Lone Star win, Abbey earns bonus, Stock Car tour crown

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]

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In right place at right time, Rogers takes Monarch IMCA Lone Star Tour checkers

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (Feb. 21) – Jason Rogers won for the first time on the night Jesse Sobbing almost won twice. Rogers raced to the $1,000 Sniper Speed Lone Star Tour checkers Friday at Monarch Motor Speedway, getting the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car lead back after Sobbing broke and then holding off Derek Green in a green, white, checkered finish. Sobbing had scored the convincing IMCA Modified win, also worth $1,000, earlier in the evening at Wichita Falls. He was well on his way to duplicating that effort in the Stock Car feature after passing Rogers for the front spot on the 13th of 30 laps. Rogers and Elijah Zevenbergen remained the closest challengers to Sobbing, who was in another area code before breaking and rolling into the infield with nine laps left.  That put Rogers back on point with the 11th starting Derek Green in pursuit. Westin Abbey, already a three-time tour winner, had started 17th, went to the back of the field following an early restart, and rocketed to third on the final restart.  Green [Read More]

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Westin Abbey completes charge from 17th for dramatic Dirty 30 payday

FORT WORTH, Texas (Feb. 20) – Being faster by a fraction of a second coming out of the final turn made Westin Abbey rich Thursday night. Abbey raced all the way from 17th starting to the front of the Dirty 30 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature field at Texas Motor Speedway, beating Ryan Powers to the checkers by half a car length as the pair ran side-by-side to the finish. The Comanche speedster took home $3,000 for the victory. Also winner of the Sniper Speed Lone Star Tour opener at Abilene Speedway on Saturday, he’ll meet the final requirements for a $10,000 bonus by competing in the final two tour events Friday at Monarch Motor Speedway and Saturday at Kennedale Speedway Park.  “Whew! After starting back there in 17th, I didn’t know how that was going to end,” Abbey said from victory lane. “I saw him (Powers) coming and stood on it.” Fourteenth starting Jeffrey Abbey, Derek Green and 27th starting Abe Huls completed the top five.  Sixty-eight drivers vied in the fourth installment of the Lone Star [Read More]

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Dirty 30 Lone Star Tour show postponed to Thursday

FORT WORTH, Texas (Feb. 19) – Inclement weather is the winner this evening (Wednesday) at Texas Motor Speedway.  Night two of the Dirty 30 and the fourth installment of the Sniper Speedway Lone Star IMCA Sunoco Stock Car Tour has been postponed to Thursday, Feb. 20.  Stock Cars run for $3,000 to win their main event, IMCA Modifieds for $2,000 to win their Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods for $1,000 to win. The pit area will be vacated beginning at 12:45 p.m. and re-opened at 1 p.m.  The draw starts at 1 p.m. and ends with the start of the 4:30 p.m. drivers’ meeting. Wheel packing is at 5 p.m., hot laps are at 5:30 p.m. and racing gets underway at 6 p.m. New cars are eligible to join the show but will start at the tail of the last-chance qualifiers. As the name of the event is implies, all three Dirty 30 IMCA main events will be 30 laps.  Grandstand admission is $20 for adults, $10 for active or former military, [Read More]

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Dean Abbey dominates Dirty 30 IMCA Stock Car qualifying

FORT WORTH, Texas (Feb. 18) – The race was for second Tuesday night as Dean Abbey checked out on everybody in winning the Sniper Speed Lone Star Tour Dirty 30 qualifying feature for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars at Texas Motor Speedway. Abbey started from the pole and left a multi-car tussle battling in his wake. Chad Schroeder, Brian Blessington, Ryan Powers, Derek Green, Elijah Zevenbergen, Kyle Falck, Curt Lund, Buck Schafroth and Hesston Shaw finished in that order behind Abbey and join him on the main event grid. They’ll decide who starts where on the front five rows during the Dirt Defender Grudge draw while the rest of the 22-field for the $3,000 to win headliner is to be determined. Seventy-seven Stock Cars vied on opening night at Fort Worth. After a flat tire took Jesse Sobbing out of the running, Clay Money became the driver nobody could catch in the IMCA Modified qualifier.  The quick Kansas driver pulled away before and following a late caution. Fellow top five finishers moving on to the $2,000 to win [Read More]

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Westin Abbey rings up second Lone Star Tour win at Bells

BELLS, Texas (Feb. 17) – Westin Abbey rang up a second Sniper Speed Lone Star Tour feature win Monday night, getting the best of his IMCA Sunoco Stock Car foes at Grayson County Speedway. Abbey had started 10th in the 30-lap, star-filled field at Bells, passed brother Dean for the lead just before halfway and then worked his way through traffic as the race ended with a long green flag run. Ryan Powers led the first six circuits from the pole before giving way to Dean Abbey, fresh off the win in the Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod main. Sunday winner Derek Green was briefly into the runner-up spot following the second of two lap yellow cautions. Westin Abbey swapped second with Powers before making his way to the front on lap 14. He mastered traffic beginning on lap 18, chased to the $1,000 checkers by the 12th starting Jesse Sobbing.  Dean Abbey, George Egbert III and 14th starting Jeffrey Abbey rounded out the top five. Monday’s third installment of the Lone Star Tour drew 70 Stock Car [Read More]

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Green saddles up for night two Lone Star Tour victory

WACO, Texas (Feb. 16) – Night two of the Sniper Speed Lone Star Tour saw Derek Green make a second stop in victory lane.  Green led the last 10 laps of Sunday’s IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, earning $1,000. He’d started the 30-lap main event from 11th after winning his ‘B’ race and had taken over the front spot just before a turn three incident that eliminated challengers Dean Cornelius and Angel Munoz. Jeffrey Abbey raced from 19th starting to second, Abe Huls from 14th to third and Westin Abbey from 17th to fourth.  “This definitely feels good,” said Green, winner of the Friday Ice Breaker and runner-up in the Saturday tour opener at Abilene Speedway. “I came down here with zero dollars and a credit card. The last few nights we’ve made some money and bought some tires and fuel.” Munoz had led the first 13 circuits before crossing the stripe in a dead heat with Green on lap 14. The Colorado speedster was back at the point when the next five laps [Read More]

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Westin Abbey aces IMCA Lone Star Tour opener at Abilene

ABILENE, Texas (Feb. 15) – Following his opening night Sniper Speed Lone Star Tour win Saturday at Abilene Speedway, Westin Abbey will take aim at a much bigger payday.  The three-time and defending EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region champion topped the main event for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, earning $1,000 and a shot at a $10,000 bonus if he can win Texas Motor Speedway’s Wednesday night Dirty 30 show as well. Eighty drivers from 11 states saw tour action at Abilene. Ninth in Friday’s opening night show at the Ice Breaker, Abbey won the first of 10 heat races, started outside the front row and caught Derek Green for the lead midway through the 30-lapper. Green, the Friday winner, ran side-by-side and bumper-to-bumper with Abbey the last half of the race. The front pair caught up to lapped traffic with two laps left but Abbey found the fastest way through and left Green to settle for second.  “We didn’t know what the car was going to do. We changed a lot of stuff after the heat race,” [Read More]