ABILENE, Texas – Michelle Parson went three years between IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature victories. Parson saw her victory drought end in her fifth Texas Sprint Series outing of the season, at Monarch Motor Speedway on July 3. Then she got an even more special win in her next start, following with the TSS checkers in front of a very full and very loud grandstand at hometown Abilene Speedway on July 31. “We have struggled this season,” Parson said. “It was great to win at Monarch and we had a lot of friends and family at Abilene. My mom doesn’t get to many races but she was there that night to see me win and that was special.” After battling the DNF bug earlier in the season, Parson scored a third-place showing in the series show at Grayson County Speedway that set the stage for bigger and better things at Wichita Falls and Abilene. “You know how racing goes. We had been struggling with setup and getting the driver to drive the car the way [Read More]
By Derrike Pennington KENNEDALE, Texas (May 15) – Chad Wilson got the job done Saturday at Kennedale Speedway Park, holding off Zane Lawrence for his first Texas Sprint Series win of the season. Wilson raced to first from fifth starting, taking the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car checkers ahead of Lawrence and Landon Thompson in a season-best third. Christian Kinnison had the opportunity to start the feature from the pole after the redraw but decided to take the All Import Auto Parts Challenge, putting him to the rear of the field for a chance to win an extra $500. With Christian relinquishing the pole position for the challenge, Casey Merrell inherited the spot to line up alongside teammate Thompson, With a strong start, Merrell looked to be on his way to a victory until a mid-race caution flew and once back to green he faded to ninth after suffering a tire issue. Tire issues also plagued Kinnison, who saw his bid for the added money disappear with tire issues of his own and ended up coming [Read More]
By Derrike Pennington BELLS, Texas (May 8) – Logan Scherb broke his cold streak and returned to 2020 form Saturday night, taking home his first Texas Sprint Series win of the season at Grayson County Speedway. Scherb charged to the front of the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car field after starting sixth, weaving through traffic wherever he could find an opening. Early in the race, front row starters Michael Day and Jeff Emerson thrilled fans racing wheel-to-wheel. Unfortunately, they got a little too close toward the end while chasing Scherb and brought out a late-race caution which sent Emerson to the rear. Chance McCrary and Michelle Parson each brought home their season best finishes with McCrary holding strong up front all race and coming home in second and a plus-five charge from Parson putting her in third. The hard charger went to Corby Scherb after starting 20th and finishing seventh. Feature results – 1. Logan Scherb; 2. Chance McCrary; 3. Michelle Parson; 4. Michael Day; 5. Merle Scherb; 6. Jerrad Warhurst; 7. Corby Scherb; 8. Christian Kinnison; 9. [Read More]
BOYD, Texas (May 29) – The higher line took Chad Wilson to the front of the Texas Sprint Series feature field Friday at Boyd Raceway. The lower line kept him there. Wilson started the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car 20-lapper from ninth, found a line to his liking higher up on the oval and passed Brandon Howle for the lead before midway. He moved to lower grooves from that point and won ahead of Lucas Scherb and Logan Scherb. Zane Lawrence and Jeb Sessums completed the top five. Thirty-six cars vied in the second TSS show of the season. “It was a stout field for sure and definitely one of the most fun races I’ve been in,” Wilson said following his first win of 2020. Feature results – 1. Chad Wilson; 2. Lucas Scherb; 3. Logan Scherb; 4. Zane Lawrence; 5. Jeb Sessums; 6. Cody Whitworth; 7. Austin Burkham; 8. Brandon Howle; 9.Casey Merrell; 10. Cale Cozad; 11. Justin Melton; 12. Josh Harner; 13. Austin Saunders; 14. Jordan Rupe; 15. Jett Hays; 16. Michelle Parson; 17. Jerrad [Read More]
KENNEDALE, Texas – The Texas Sprint Series season opens with the Tony Hernandez Memorial at Kennedale Speedway Park Saturday, March 7. Forty-two TSS teams have pre-entered to show their support for the Hernandez family and friends in attendance at the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car event. Hernandez was the TSS founder and passed away after his courageous battle with cancer on Jan. 31 and the series and teams will honor him during opening ceremonies. Series drivers are reminded to read all the information under the Drivers/Rules link at www.raceTSS.com. The draw-cutoff/drivers’ meeting is slated for 5:30 p.m., with hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m. The lidlifter at Kennedale features IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts.