Results

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]

Events

IMCA Modifieds race for $1K at Red River Tour shows

ARDMORE, Okla. – IMCA Modifieds race for $1,000 to win and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berths each night of the Lone Star Super Gas Red River Tour South presented by Smiley’s Racing Products. Opening night for the third annual tour is Wednesday, July 1 at Southern Oklahoma Speedway, with events to follow July 2 at Grayson County Speedway, July 3 at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, July 4 at Kennedale Speedway Park and July 5 at Boyd Raceway.  Ken Schrader will follow the tour, which has no entry fee any night. Mufflers are required at KSP and at Boyd.  The July 3 Baby Blue Harcrow Memorial for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars at Heart O’ Texas pays $1,500 to win and $100 to start. Stocks also race opening night at Ardmore and at Kennedale.  Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods join all five programs. 

Feature

Whitwell wires Corona Kicker foes at Southern Oklahoma

ARDMORE, Okla. (May 1-2) – After winning his heat race, R.C. Whitwell knew he’d be going into Friday’s Corona Kicker IMCA Modified feature with a fast car.  And after leading start to finish of the main event at Southern Oklahoma Speedway, the Tucson, Ariz., driver collected a $1,250 check for his latest Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying vic­tory.  Fifty-six Modifieds contested at the opening night show in Ardmore and nine states were repre­sented in the evening’s headline event. Pole starter Whitwell ran the bottom most of the 20-lapper, go­ing to the top in the second set of turns to work through lapped traffic and outrunning Ethan Braaksma to the checkers.  “The car was pretty decent in the heat race handling-wise. We didn’t make any changes for the feature,” said Whitwell, who’d made just two previous starts at Southern Oklahoma, in 2017 and last year. “Our setup was good, we had a fast car and it ended up working pretty good for us.”  Matt Guillaume, Josh McGaha and Chris Elliott completed the top five. Hard [Read More]

Events

Three IMCA divisions in action this weekend at Southern Oklahoma

ARDMORE, Okla. – Three IMCA divisions see action this weekend at Southern Oklahoma Speed­way.  Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace will be among the IMCA Modified contenders on the Friday, May 1 opening night card while IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods both run Saturday, May 2.  In compliance with CDC and local health guidelines, both the number of entries and the number of spectator tickets sold will be limited each night.  Pit passes are $35 for all divisions; pit passes and spectator tickets are only available online, through MyRacePass and accessible through the track website.  Drivers must print off pit pass vouchers and exchange it for a wrist band at the pit gate. Similarly, anyone who buys spectator ticket(s) must provide a voucher and photo ID for grandstand entry. Masks or other suitable facial covering must be worn at all times by everyone at the track and the pit area has been expanded to make social distancing easier for race teams.  Hand sanitizer stations will be located at numerous locations around [Read More]

Results

Whitehead stampedes to first IMCA Modified victory

ARDMORE, Okla. (March 12) – Justin Whitehead started his rookie season hoping to get a single IMCA Modified feature win. It took the Texarkana, Texas, driver just two starts to accomplish that goal. The runner-up on March 7 at Ardmore when Chris Bragg raced to career win number 101 in the division, Whitehead led the last 22 laps in winning the Southern Stampede main event, and $2,000, Thursday night at Southern Oklahoma Speedway. Jeff Taylor and R.C. Whitwell were next across the stripe. “I’m a big Jeff Taylor and R.C. Whitwell fan,” said Whitehead, well aware of who was chasing him as the race wound down. “I just concentrated on hitting my marks. That’s all I could do.”  “The last caution came with four to go,” he added. “I don’t normally count laps but I was counting those.” Wheeling a car owned by Billy White at W & W Timber, Whitehead had dropped back to fourth after starting the 25-lapper from the pole. He went to the top side of the track to rally and [Read More]

Events

Southern Oklahoma Speedway starts new season with March 12-14 Stampede

ARDMORE, Okla. – IMCA Modifieds chase big checks and berths on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot each night of the season opening Southern Stampede March 12-14 at Southern Oklahoma Speedway. Modifieds run for $2,000 to win and $200 to start on Thurs­day, $1,000 to win and $100 to start on Friday and $3,000 to win and $300 to start on Sat­urday at Ardmore.      Increased paydays are in store for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Smiley’s Racing Products South­ern SportMods, with both divisions running for $1,000 to win and $100 to start Thursday, $750 to win and $75 to start Fri­day and $1,250 to win and $125 to start Saturday.   IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing Na­tional and E3 Spark Plugs Oklahoma State points will be awarded in all three divi­sions each night. Regional points are at stake for the Modifieds and Stock Cars with Modifieds earning track points as well. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods will be part of all three shows. On Saturday, they’ll run in separate heat races and line up in [Read More]

Feature

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]

Events

2019 IMCA Red River Modified Tour set to start this weekend, May 25-31

By Jackson Braun KENNEDALE, Texas – Pre-registration has officially closed for the 2019 edition of the IMCA Red River Modified Tour.  If the quality of racing from last year is any indication, everyone is in for a treat during the tour’s second running. Eighty-one IMCA Modifieds have registered, along with 62 Smiley’s Racing Prod­ucts Southern SportMods and 19 IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars.  Inaugural champion Chris Elliott from Abilene looks to defend his Modified crown as the stacked field of racers will try to figure out how to put together a championship run. IMCA Modifieds will compete for a $1,500 prize every night, with an entry into the feature worth a $100 payday. Winners of these events will all be qualifiers for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods vie for a $1,000 prize with a $50 starting pay, while IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars will battle for $500 to win and $50 to start. All events are draw/redraw and will be broadcast by IMCA.TV. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, E3 Spark [Read More]

Feature

Hughes tops two IMCA Modified features, Thornton collects final Stampede checkers

ARDMORE, Okla. (March 7-9) – Jason Hughes was a double winner before Ricky Thornton Jr. made his way to victory lane at Southern Oklahoma Speedway’s Southern Stampede special. New Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational candidate Hughes was the $2,000 IMCA Modified winner on Thursday and the $1,000 winner on Friday. Thornton paced Saturday’s $3,000 to win event. The IMCA car count for the second annual Stampede topped 100 and included 51 Modifieds. Hughes had to reel in Jared Hoefelman for the opening night lead, then won ahead of Thornton and defending IMCA Red River Tour champion Chris Elliott. The Sooner State speedster led every circuit on Friday. Thornton repeated as runner-up while Rodney Sanders rounded out the podium finishers.  “I’m happy with the weekend. Everything went pretty well,” said Hughes. “We didn’t tear anything up and we made some money.” Thornton had worked his way up from 10th starting on Thursday and from 12th starting Friday. He drew the pole for the Saturday show at Ardmore and led start to finish of the caution-free contest.  “It’s awesome to [Read More]

Events

Fantastic forecast for Southern Oklahoma Speedway’s March 7-9 Stampede

ARDMORE, Okla. – The new race season starts this week at Southern Oklahoma Speedway, with a great weather forecast for the March 7-9 Southern Stampede,  High temperatures accompanying the Stampede will range from the mid-60’s to low 70s, making for a promising start to the year for IMCA Modified, Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod and IMCA Sunoco Stock Car drivers traveling to Ardmore. “This is an excellent opportunity for a lot of drivers in all three divisions to start their season at a first-class facility and at what has quickly become one of the premier events of the year,” IMCA Vice President of Operations Jim Stannard noted. “I’m looking forward to three outstanding nights of racing.” Modifieds get top bill­ing in Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualify­ing events all three nights, running for $2,000 to win on Thurs­day, $1,000 to win on Friday and $3,000 to win on Sat­urday at Ardmore. Minimum start money is $150 on Thursday, $100 on Friday and $225 on Saturday. Top checks for South­ern SportMods are $600 on Thursday, $500 [Read More]