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Vowan victorious in return to Riverside for IMCA STARS Mod Lite Mid-South Nationals 

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (Sept. 17, 2022) – Fans at the track where Bryce Vowan grew up in the grandstands to watch him win the inaugural Mid-South Nationals for IMCA STARS Mod Lites Saturday night. Vowan returned to Riverside International Speedway and completed a charge from the eighth starting position to the checkers, earning $2,000 along with a special edition Fender acoustic guitar trophy.  “Any time you can go back to where you started your career in racing, it’s really special,” he said. “I spent a lot of my childhood here at Riverside. I grew up wrenching for my stepdad Mike Campbell when he was racing sprints. Now he’s my crew chief and to come back and to win where it all started for both of us is just something special.”  Blake Wilson, Todd Minner, Troy Naeger and Kevin Simkins rounded out the top five. The 32-car field featured entries from as far away as California and a strong contingent of Tennessee drivers.  Early pole sitter Wilson jumped out to an early lead with John Pitts in second [Read More]

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Mod Lites of Arkansas racing for $2,000 at inaugural Mid-South Nationals

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (Sept. 13, 2022) – Mod Lites of Arkansas return to Riverside International Speedway this Saturday, Sept. 7 for the inaugural $2,000 to win Mid-South Nationals. The IMCA STARS Mod Lites headline the evening program and the winner goes home with a specialty – and functional – Fender acoustic guitar trophy. The main event pays $200 to start with non-qualifiers getting $50.  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, state and MLA points will be awarded. Drivers finishing seventh and 11th receive prize packages from Mid-State Racing and Tire Bloomers, respectively. Entry fee is $75 and pit passes are $35. Gates will open at 6  Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m. Spectator admission is $20 for adults, $5 for kids and free for five and under.

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Wilson repeats Mod Lites of Arkansas checkers at Mississippi’s Greenville oval

GREENVILLE, Miss. (Aug. 13, 2022) – Blake Wilson started on the pole and held off challenges from Bryce Vowan and Cameron Wagner in winning Saturday’s main event, when the Mod Lites of Arkansas made their sole IMCA STARS stop this season in Mississippi.  Wilson took the lead on the opening lap beside Kevin Simkins and begin navigating the trick and tacky gumbo surface that Greenville is known for. Vowan came under challenges from Wagner and Gage Raines while chasing Wilson.  As the leaders came upon lapped traffic and with both cars running different lines, Vowan made a pass for the lead, pulling up beside Wilson before a caution.  After the ensuing restart, Wilson had clear track to work with and despite having some close calls running the fast groove along the wall, went on to take his eighth win of the season. “Greenville is a driver’s track. It’s tricky and challenging, being one of the fastest quarter mile tracks around. It just so happens the fastest way around is next to the wall. That groove [Read More]

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Wagner wins first career Mod Lites of Arkansas feature

VAN BUREN, Ark. (July 31) – Cameron Wagner won his first career Mod Lites of Arkansas feature at Crawford County Speedway Saturday night. Starting from the fourth position, the Hot Springs hotshoe took the lead on lap four and held off challenges from eventual runner-up Bryce Vowan and third-place finisher Jeromy Wilson. Wagner maintained his composure despite cautions as he bested a 29-car field en route to his first IMCA STARS Mod Lite win. After the race, Wagner dedicated the win to his late grandfather Orville Wagner who recently passed away. Orville was a huge supporter having never missed a race that Cameron had competed in since making the transition to the IMCA STARS Mod Lites. Tucker came home fourth and Blake Wilson was the night’s hard charger rounding out the top five while transferring from the ‘B’ main with a win. The Mod Lites of Arkansas finish up their 2021 season with the Afton Goodson Memorial at I-30 Speedway on Aug. 14. 

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Saturday date for Mod Lites of Arkansas at Old No. 1

HARRISBURG, Ark. – Mod Lites of Arkansas race for $500 to win and a minimum of $100 to start this Saturday, July 17 at Old No. 1 Speedway in Harrisburg.  Gates open at 4 p.m. with pre-tech for the IMCA STARS Mod Lite entries to follow. Racing is at 7:30 p.m.

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Raffurty joins Mod Lites of Arkansas for second win of weekend in second state

HARRISBURG, Ark. (June 19) – Dillon Raffurty of Kansas City, Mo., continued his winning streak in IMCA STARS Mod Lite competition as he topped the 34-car field at Old No. 1 Speedway in Harrisburg Saturday night. Raffurty took the point from early leader Blake Wilson and never looked back in the 25-lap Mod Lites of Arkansas feature, which saw only one caution. He was rewarded with $500 for his efforts after winning the previous night at Marshalltown Speedway in Iowa. Wilson went on to finish second, Bryce Vowan was third, while Gage Raines and Robert Caleb McCollett rounded out the top five. Jeromy Wilson was the hard charger as he passed nine cars on his way to an 11th place finish after recovering from an early night flip in heat race action. The Mod Lites of Arkansas will return to action on July 10 at I-30 Speedway for a regular night of racing.

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Mod Lites of Arkansas headed to Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, Ark. – Mod Lites of Arkansas return to Old No. 1 Speedway this Saturday for a $500 to win, minimum $100 to start main event. More than 30 IMCA STARS Mod Lite drivers from a five-state area are expected to compete in the June 19 show at Harrisburg. Entry fee is $15.  Pit gates open at 4 p.m. with pre-tech to follow. Racing starts at 7:30 p.m. 

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Mini Mod Challenge Saturday for Mod Lites of Arkansas

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. – The Mod Lites of Arkansas make their return to Riverside International Speedway this Saturday, June 5 for the fourth annual Mini Mod Challenge presented by Rays Automotive. One of the crown jewel events for IMCA STARS Mod Lites, the Mini Mod Challenge pays $500 to win. Four heat race winners and the top four in passing points will run a pole dash, then the front row starters will be offered the challenge of starting at the tail and racing for $1,000 to win. The challenge has been accepted and several drivers have come close, but not won from the tail. A great car count is expected for the Saturday show. Pit passes are $30, entry fee is $15 and transponders are $10.  Spectator admission is $12 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-11 and free for five and under. Gates open at 5 p.m., hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and racing is at 7 p.m. 

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Wilson gets confidence booster with Greenville Mod Lites of Arkansas win

GREENVILLE, Miss. (May 22) – Blake Wilson was fast from the opening lap and never looked back as he led every lap en route to his first Mod Lites of Arkansas feature win of 2021 at Greenville Speedway presented by Elite Glass. Wilson, from Mabelvale, Ark., started on the outside of the front row along with pole sitter James Rollins and work the high groove for the duration of the 20-lap IMCA STARS Mod Lite feature.  While Wilson was out front, Rollins was challenged late by Bryce Vowan until an engine failure knocked Vowan back to fourth coming to the checkered flag. Rollins went on to record his best Mod Lites of Arkansas finish of second. Chris Tucker was second, Vowan and Chad Kirkpatrick rounded out the top five. “We’ve never won a national event before so it really boosted our confidence to carry over to the rest of the season,” Wilson said following the much-needed win. “It wouldn’t have been possible without the guys in the shop, they gave me a great car. “ The [Read More]

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IMCA sanction strengthens Mod Lites of Arkansas

MARION, Ark. – The sky’s the limit this season for STARS Mod Lites of Arkansas. The club-run series will be IMCA sanctioned for the first time, with 15 race dates scheduled at home track I-30 Speedway and five other Arkansas and Mississippi venues. “We’re averaging about 24 cars a night and the class has been continually growing. Becoming part of IMCA only makes us stronger,” president Bryce Vowan said. “Mod Lites have really been taking off and there’s no end in sight.” Opening night for the MLA is scheduled Feb. 26 at the Small Car Nationals, the first of nine Little Rock dates. Shows at Diamond Park Speedway, Greenville Speedway, Riverside International Speedway, Old No. 1 Speedway and Crawford County Speedway. The finale is I-30’s Mod Lite Madness Sept. 17-18.  “We are fortunate to have one of the best track owners around in Tracey Clay at I-30,” Vowan said, with dates at other tracks also helping the division grow in driver numbers and popularity with fans. “This class is very economical, very competitive, and the [Read More]