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]


Monarch Motor Speedway new on Fridays for IMCA RaceSaver Sprints, Stock Cars

WICHITA FALLS, Texas – Shannon Kelton grew up at the race track. Now he’s the owner and promoter of Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls, where IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars will race on Friday nights.  “This is a great facility, one of the top five if not the top three in the state. We ran here 20 years ago,” said Kelton, a long-time car owner. “We always enjoyed coming to Wichita Falls because it has a small-town feel. There are a lot of family businesses and you can walk into places and people know your name.”  Kelton grew up going to races at Devil’s Bowl Speedway and completed his purchase of the former Red River Speedway in late January. Work started soon after on the 3/8-mile dirt racing surface and a section of the wall was removed in turn three to widen the track. Monarch remains a beehive of activity as Kelton and his crew prepare for opening night this Friday. The IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season continues [Read More]