Red River repeat as Wojtek tops IMCA Modifieds at Waco

WACO, Texas (July 3) – Same story, different track.  For the second time in as many nights, Fred Wojtek started on the pole and led all 25 laps in winning a Red River South Tour feature for IMCA Modifieds, earning $1,000 for his Friday green to checkered run at Heart O’ Texas Speedway.  “It’s crazy that I drew the one again,” said Wojtek, the Thursday winner at Grayson County Speedway. “I didn’t believe I could do that.” After nearly getting collected by a lapped car halfway through, Wojtek stuck to the bottom line and held off a late challenge from Cody Leonard, then focused on hitting his marks the last two times around the track.  Leonard, Josh McGaha, Ken Schrader and Larry Adams completed the top five. Dillon Tindall started last in the field of 25 and finished sixth.  “We’ve raced that place (Heart O’ Texas) maybe a dozen times before. We finished second once and we finished third once, but good gosh it’s been a place that’s been rough for us,” said Wojtek, who’d [Read More]


Wojtek rings up IMCA Modified win In Red River Tour show at Bells

BELLS, Texas (July 2) – Fred Wojtek felt right at home Thursday night, on a track he’d only raced at once before.  Wojtek started on the pole and led start to finish in the Red River South Tour feature for IMCA Modifieds at Grayson County Speedway. He earned $1,000 and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth for the victory, which came ahead of Chris Elliott and 12th starting Cody Leonard. “I watched a couple races before and set up the car for the bottom. I had a feeling Chris would run the top. That’s where he won the tour race a couple years ago,” explained Wojtek, who’d run fifth that night, in his one previous outing at Bells. Elliott pulled alongside Wojtek on the third lap and the front pair ran side-by-side much of the way before a late restart. “There were a lot of good drivers there. It was exciting and nerve wracking all at the same time,” said Wojtek, not challenged following that final restart. “This was just the second time I raced [Read More]


Gould inherits opening night Red River Tour win

ARDMORE, Okla. (July 1) – It’s not the way he wanted to win but William Gould went home with the $1,000 IMCA Modified checkers from Wednesday’s Red River South Tour opener at Southern Oklahoma Speedway. Gould was third across the stripe but inherited the win when Tyler Stevens and Chaz Baca were both disqualified in post-race tech for front suspension violations. Gould had gotten caught up in a fender bender in his heat race, won his ‘B’ feature and started the main event from 11th.  “This was the first time we’ve even had a good run in the tour. It seems like we’ve always had motor problems or something before,” said Gould, who changed two flats on the trailer and got home about the time the sun was coming up the next morning.  “The top of the track stayed dominant. At the start of the night the track was fast all over but it moved up as the night went on,” he continued. “We had a good run up to third and at one point [Read More]


Davis, Egbert, Williams clinch Red River Tour crowns

By Jackson Braun ARDMORE, Okla. (May 31) – The finale to the second edition of the Lone Star Super Gas IMCA Red River Modified Tour presented by Smiley’s Racing Products provided a lot of action as the racing events unfolded on the Southern Oklahoma Speedway. Feature winners on the fifth and final night of the tour were Jake O’Neil, IMCA Modifieds; Trevor Egbert, Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods; and Jeffrey Abbey, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars.  Champions were Cory Davis in the Modifieds, Egbert and Gary Williams, Stock Cars. Throughout the Modified pack, three- and four-wide racing was common as the racers fought for position. Up front, Travis Johnson and O’Neil raced around the high side of the speedway and O’Neil attempted to find a way around Johnson. In almost every single corner, O’Neil would double up with Johnson, but couldn’t find the momen­tum to do so until a few laps later. A caution flag reset the field before Jeff Taylor took his ma­chine to second.  Nobody was able to touch O’Neil, however, as the decision [Read More]


Allen plays spoiler in Big O Speedway Red River IMCA Modified Tour feature

By Jackson Braun ENNIS, Texas (May 28) – The first visit to the Big O Speedway for the Lone Star Super Gas IMCA Red River Modified Tour did not disappoint as Chase Allen, Bo Day and Jeffrey Abbey all raced to victory lane. Tour career tour win number two for Allen, who took the opener last year in Kennedale, paid $1,500 and put him on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.  Jeff Taylor and Allen led the field to green. Allen was fast from the start, getting the jump on the initial start and never looking back. Every single restart, Allen was smoother than cream cheese on a bagel as his no.  157 machine ran away from the field.  Josh McGaha started inside row two and passed Taylor after a restart. Chris Elliott charged from the 18th starting spot to the top 10, gaining a little more real estate on every single restart as he worked the top and middle lanes of the track. Elliott settled into the top three after a green [Read More]


Davis, Williams get 2nd Red River Tour wins, Egbert tops Southern SportMod main at 281

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (May 27) – Cory Davis and Gary Williams both won second Lone Star Super Gas IMCA Red River Modified Tour presented by Smi­ley’s Racing Products features on Memorial Day at 281 Speedway.  Trevor Egbert, meanwhile, won for the first time at Stephenville in so long he wasn’t sure when.  Davis led all 25 laps of the IMCA Modified main event, weathering a series of early cautions and pulling away after each restart. Also the Sunday night winner at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Davis checked out on everybody in taking the $1,500 victory.  Fred Wojtek and Chris Morris were next across the line.  Williams had topped the Saturday IMCA Sunoco Stock Car lidlifter at Kennedale Speedway Park. He made just the second start of his career at 281 a memorable one with a flag to flag run in front, holding off challenges from Dennis Bissonnette and then from eventual runner-up Cary White.  “When we got it done at Kennedale, we knew we had a fast car. We were hoping for a top five here. [Read More]


Red River Tour checkers fly for Davis at Heart O’ Texas

By Jackson Braun  WACO, Texas (May 26) – A late-race pass by Cory Davis of teammate Chris Elliott ex­tended the streak of new winners on the Lone Star Super Gas IMCA Red River Modified Tour presented by Smiley’s Racing Products Sunday at Heart O’ Texas Speedway.  Elliott got the lead on the initial start, with Cody Tidwell and then Chris Morris running in second.  With five laps remaining in the 25-lap contest, Morris took his shot in turn four. He made contact with the inside of Elliott’s machine and spun himself out, ending a strong run. After a few restarts, Elliott shot back out to the lead, with Davis in pursuit.  The final restart occurred with three laps to go. Davis found a lane underneath Elliott, passed him coming to the white flag and then motored away to grab the victory.  “It was a good win for sure,” Davis said of the $1,500, Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualify­ing victory. “We had set a goal to win one feature and finish 1-2 at least one [Read More]


Bragg gets 100th IMCA win at opener for Red River Tour

By Jackson Braun  KENNEDALE, Texas (May 25) – Career win number 100 for Chris Bragg came on the big stage of opening night of the Lone Star Super Gas IMCA Red River Modified Tour presented by Smi­ley’s Racing Products.   Bragg led all 25 laps of a main event that ran caution-free Saturday at Kennedale Speedway Park, negotiating lapped traffic while holding off Tyler Stevens and Chris Morris. Bragg became the 55th driver in division history to reach the 100-win mark with the $1,500 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying victory.  “This is definitely a career highlight. I’ve qualified at Super Nationals a couple times and I’ve been elected to the All-Star race. To do this is pretty cool, too,” he said. “It’s been a lot of work but it’s been a lot of fun. As a family, we’ve enjoyed racing for 25 years. I wouldn’t have had it any other way.”  The Razor Chassis South Central Region champion in 2007, Bragg has collected double digit feature wins in four seasons and six career track titles.  [Read More]


Elliott scores Red River Mod Tour win at Grayson County

By Mike Spieker BELLS, Texas (May 31) – The inaugural Red River IMCA Modified Tour produced its fifth different winner in as many nights Thursday at Grayson County Speedway. Chris Elliott started fifth and charged to the $1,000 payday and a berth on the Fast Shafts All Star Invitational ballot. “This feels so good,” said Elliott in victory lane. “We were working on this thing until 7:30 in the morning. The car has been really good, I just haven’t had any luck in the features. [Grayson County Speedway] is my type of place. This place is awesome. It was a lot of fun out there.” David McKay and Justin Radcliff led the field of 25 IMCA Modifieds to the green flag for the 25-lap feature. McKay grabbed the lead on the opening lap, but Radcliff came storming back to take the point on lap three. Matt Guillaume took advantage of a lap six restart as he raced into second. Elliott, who was the only car in the top five running the cushion, was making progress as he [Read More]


Carrell takes Red River Mod Tour checkers at Devil’s Bowl

By Mike Spieker MESQUITE, Texas (May 30) – A wild Wednesday night at Devil’s Bowl Speedway was capped off by an upset win in round four of the IMCA Red River Modified Tour. Mark Carrell started on the pole and picked up the $1,000 payday. Entering the night, Carrell hadn’t had the best luck with the Red River Mod Tour, making just one A-main appearance through the first three rounds. Devil’s Bowl was a different story for the Redmond, Ore. driver. By night’s end, he pocketed $1,000 and added his name to the Fast Shafts All Star Invitational ballot. “It was nerve-wracking,” said Carrell of leading the field to the green. “[Devil’s Bowl] is my kind of race track. I was really happy with my car all night. We made a few little adjustments and I just tried to hit my marks and not do anything squirrelly.” Carrell grabbed the lead on the opening lap as Bo Day, Colin Deming and Chase Allen raced three wide for third behind him. Max Thomas looked to the [Read More]