SALINA, Kan. (September 23, 2022) – With wet weather the winner this weekend, Salina Speedway’s 10th annual Mid-America Clash has been rescheduled to Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14 and 15. Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds will race for $1,500 to win along with Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $1,000 to win and B & B Racing Chassis All-Star qualifying eligibility both nights,. Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks race for $750 to win, Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts for $325 to win both nights. Entry fee is $50 for Modifieds, $40 for Stock Cars, $30 for Northern SportMods and Hobby Stocks, and $25 for Sport Compacts. Pit gates open at 5 p.m. for the Thursday, Oct. 13 practice session that runs from 6-9 p.m. Pit passes are $20 and grandstand admission is free. Pits open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. and racing is at 7:30 p.m. Grandstand admission is $12 and kids ages 15 [Read More]
SALINA, Kan. (Sept. 24-25) – Clay Money and Dylan Sherfick cashed the big checks at Salina Speedway’s Mid-America Clash. Both IMCA Modified winners pocketed $1,500, along with Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility. Money won the ‘B’ feature and the main event on Friday while Sherfick won Saturday’s 25-lapper from the pole. Money started the opening night show headliner from 13th. He was running third when the caution came out with 10 laps left and took the lead on the restart. “We like to go to Salina when we can. I kind of like that track when it slicks up. I know where to run it,” said Money, who took the checkers ahead of Sherfick, Brandon Conkwright, Marcus Tomlinson and Tim Watts. “I know where to run it.” Sherfick had started seventh and improved one position from his Friday finish the next night. He’d run at Salina one time before this season, DNF’ing five or six years ago. “We’ve had a pretty decent car. We changed a couple things for Saturday and that definitely helped [Read More]
SALINA, Kan. – Salina Speedway’s ninth annual Mid-America Clash sees five IMCA divisions in action Friday, Sept. 24 and Saturday, Sept. 25. Presented by Briney Motorsports, the Clash features IMCA Modifieds in $1,500 to win main events both nights while IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $1,000 to win, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks both for $750 to win and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $325 to win. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and KMJ Performance State points will be given for each draw/redraw show. Minimum start money is $125 for the Modifieds, $100 for the Stock Cars, $75 for the SportMods and Hobbies and $60 for Sport Compacts. Entry fees are $50 for the Modifieds, $40 for Stocks, $30 for SportMods and Hobbies and $25 for Sport Compacts. Pit passes are $35. Spectator admission is $12 for adults and free for kids ages 15 and under. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. Friday, the grandstand opens at 5 p.m., hot laps are at 7 p.m. and racing is at [Read More]
SALINA, Kan. – The roofs come off and IMCA Modifieds race for $1,000 to win, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods for $500 to win at Salina Speedway’s 11th annual Topless Challenge this Friday, July 2. The Modified feature is a qualifying event for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, IMCA STARS Mod Lites and Mach-1 Sport Compacts complete the holiday weekend kickoff card. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, KMJ Performance State and track points will be awarded. Entry fees are $20 for Modifieds and $10 for Northern SportMods and pit passes are $30. Spectator admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, and free for active duty military personnel and veterans, and for kids ages 15 and under when accompanying a paid adult. Old Dude’s Fireworks stages the fireworks display that follows Friday night racing. More information is available on Facebook and at the track website.
SALINA, Kan. (April 22) – IMCA STARS Mod Lites join the lineup just in time for opening night at Salina Speedway. The newly-sanctioned division joins IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts on the Friday, April 23 card at America’s Fast Track To Fun. “We’ve run Mod Lites for 10 years. The fans really like them and the drivers asked for the sanction,” promoter Tommy Hendrickson said. “They’re a good group that’s willing to travel. We get drivers from Iowa and the Kansas City area who come here.” STARS Mod Lites, he adds, are a good complement to the IMCA five divisions already running at Salina. A track champion will be crowned after April 23, May 28, June 11, July 2 and 30, Aug. 13, and Sept. 3 and 17 dates for the newly-sanctioned class.
SALINA, Kan. (Sept. 25-26) – A driver who had a lot of good nights in 2019 had two more of them to end 2020. Jordan Grabouski swept Friday and Saturday IMCA Modified features at Salina Speedway’s Mid-America Clash, won the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature on Friday and then ran second to Elijah Zevenbergen in the Saturday show. The defending national champion in both divisions, Grabouski has followed a more limited schedule this year. Some tinkering before hitting the track helped bring back some of that last season’s magic. “We had a couple pretty good nights there with the Modified. I’ll take them,” Grabouski said following the $1,550 and $1,500 to win Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifiers. “We have struggled a little bit so we tried some different things setup wise. We were good when we unloaded and better on the track.” Clay Money and Shane Hiatt chased Grabouski across the stripe on Friday. Jordy Nelson was second and Josh Vogt third on Saturday. Grabouski also earned $1,550 for his opening night Stock Car [Read More]
SALINA, Kan. – IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $1,500 to win both nights of Salina Speedway’s eighth annual Mid-America Clash. Both Friday, Sept. 25 and Saturday, Sept. 26 Modified features are Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying events. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks race for $750 to win and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $325 to win both nights. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and KMJ Performance State points will be given for each draw/redraw show. Minimum start money is $125 for the Modifieds and Stocks, $75 for the SportMods and Hobbies and $60 for Sport Compacts. Entry fees are $50 for the Modifieds and Stocks, $30 for SportMods and Hobbies and $25 for Sport Compacts. Pit passes are $35. Spectator admission is $12 for adults and free for kids ages 15 and under. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. Friday, the grandstand opens at 5 p.m., hot laps are at 7 p.m. and racing is at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, the pit area opens at [Read More]
By David Smith, Jr., OKTidbits SALINA, Kan. (May 23) – Two-time and defending tour champion Zach Blurton picked up right where he left off last season, taking advantage of late-race lapped traffic to capture the exciting season opener for the Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing opened their 2020 race season in front of a near-capacity crowd at Salina Speedway on Saturday night. J.D. Johnson and Blurton started on the front row for the 25-lap IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature with Johnson taking the lead as the green flag fell. Johnson kept Ty Williams behind him for the first several laps before Blurton passed Williams for second on lap five. Blurton stayed glued to Johnson’s rear bumper and at the race’s midway point on lap 13 it was still Johnson, Blurton, Williams, Jason Danley and 16th starting Toby Chapman the top five. The leaders approached slower cars on lap 17 and that’s when Johnson picked the wrong line to lap Howard Van Dyke. Blurton took advantage and got around both [Read More]
By David Smith, Jr., OKTidbits SALINA, Kan. – It has been a bustling 24 hours for Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing president Rick Salem. After thinking the upcoming Memorial Weekend of racing would not happen after the event at Oberlin Speedway was canceled, a late-night phone call from Salina Speedway owner Tommie Hendrickson and Chris Sutton wanting to bring in IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars for a Memorial Weekend special, both parties came to terms and the series will open the 2020 race season at the speedway this coming Saturday, May 23. Originally a $700 to-win event, contributions and support from Missouri’s Mike Sosebee, Steve Hilker of Hilker Trucking and Austin McLean Motorsports now has this event paying $1,000 to-win and $200 to start. It will be the first time in the 14-year history that the URSS will be competing at the Salina 3/8-mile oval and more than 20 drivers from four states have already indicated they will be competing. There are some guidelines that we ask everyone [Read More]
SALINA, Kan. (Sept. 27) – A second straight Mid-America Clash feature win had Clay Money already looking forward to the 2020 season-ending special at Salina Speedway. Money topped Friday’s main event for IMCA Modifieds, earning $1,500 and a spot on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. “It’s pretty cool. I wish we could have gotten both shows in (Saturday was a rainout) and gone back-to-back racing against a lot of the best competition in Kansas,” said Money, who started outside row one and led the last 19 of 20 circuits. “Hopefully we can win it again next year.” Also the winner of a topless special at Salina earlier this season, he took the Friday checkers following a late restart, beating Dustin Daniels and Clay Sellard to the stripe. Tim Watts and 12th starting Kurtis Pihl rounded out the top five. “I just tried to hold my line and be smooth after the last restart,” he said. After a number of early restarts, Kyle Pfeifer raced from seventh starting to the lead five laps into the IMCA [Read More]