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Source — Bill Martin
Date Posted — October 13, 2009
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ABILENE, Texas — IMCA drivers in four divisions will compete for shares of a $75,000 purse at Abilene Speedway’s Ryan Bard Memorial Southern Challenge this Friday-Sunday, Oct. 16-18.

The IMCA Modified feature pays $3,000 to win and a minimum of $650 to start. The winner also earns a spot on the 2010 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.

The Southwest Racing Specialties Southern SportMod feature pays $2,500 to win and $250 to start. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $2,000 to win and $300 to start while IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks run for $1,000 to win and $150 to start.

A practice session will be held from 6-10 p.m. Thurs day, Oct. 15, with complimentary beverages, barbe cue and music at the party to follow.

Gates open at 3 p.m. Friday and racing starts at 7 p.m. On Saturday, gates open at 2 p.m. and racing begins at 6 p.m. Gates open at 11 a.m. and racing starts at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Pit passes are $25. Grandstand admission is $12 for adults and $5 for kids 6-12, with five and under free.

The event is spon sored by Smiley’s Racing Products, Southwest Racing Specialties and Showtime Signs & Designs. More information is available from promoter Rob Poor at 325 537-4494 or 325 692-8800, and at the website.

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Article posted by staff on October 13, 2009.