Mod Lites of Arkansas, North Texas head to Louisiana for Caddo Parish Shakedown 

VIVIAN, La. (Feb. 7, 2023) – The Mod Lites of Arkansas and North Texas Mod Lites come together for a two-day event at Ark-La-Tex Speedway in Vivian, La., Feb. 24-25. The Caddo Parish Shakedown marks the first time two IMCA STARS Mod Lite series have co-sanctioned an event. The Friday winner earns $500 while Saturday’s winner takes home $1,000. Drivers from Arkansas, Texas, Missouri, Tennessee and Iowa, among others, are expected to compete and will receive IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Mod Lites of Arkansas and North Texas Mod Lite series, and state points. “I’ve just started as the promoter of the North Texas Mod Lites and am looking forward to working with the Mod Lites of Arkansas and helping build this division,” said John Thiel Jr. “My focus is to build relationships and have fun in the process.” Mod Lites of Arkansas promoter Bryce Vowan noted the Caddo Parish Shakedown marked the first appearance for STARS Mod Lites at Vivian, now promoted by Kevin Rogers.  “We have enjoyed working with other series in [Read More]


IMCA STARS sanction new for North Texas Mod Lites

ROCKWALL, Texas – North Texas Mod Lites run under the IMCA STARS banner this season, with race dates at five tracks on the 2022 schedule.  The series travels to Lone Star Speedway, Big O Speedway, Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Abilene Speedway and Superbowl Speedway for 22 events during the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing Point season, then concludes with the Texas Mod-Lite Nationals Oct. 14-15 at Waco. “We kind of a family-friendly traveling series,” explained director, tech inspector and jack of many trades Mark Tunnell. “We try to schedule races every other week so our drivers can do other things with their families, or go to bigger races. That’s us in a nutshell.” North Texas Mod Lites trace its origins to a dwarf car club. Car counts have been on the upswing in more recent seasons and Tunnell sees the new sanction as one way to expedite that growth.  “We have 15-20 regulars now and already know of at least three more new cars,” said Tunnell, who had started his own on-track career in a [Read More]