MERCED, California — It’s “Run What You Brung” this Sunday at Merced Speedway - a fun day for speedway participants to experiment with outlandish modifications to their race cars.
The drivers in the modified stock car, super stock and hobby stock divisions will be allowed to break the rules this Sunday. Surprises could see “wings” on top of the race cars. Oversized tires, big carburetors or souped up engines will be the order of the day.
“It’s an annual tradition at our tracks,” promoter John Soares explained. “It’s a day of stress free fun. It’s also day for experimentation as one crew will try to outsmart another.”
Purses will be paid in all three divisions. There will be as many qualification races as necessary. Cars and drivers from sister track Antioch Speedway are expected to participate at Merced on Sunday. Antioch’s “Run What You Brung” program was postponed for a week when this week’s rains flooded that track.
Normal admission will be charged for Sunday’s Special event. Adults are $10, children $7, and senior citizens are $8. A family four-pack of admissions for two adults and two children is $28. Merced Speedway is located at the Merced County Fairgrounds, 900 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way in Merced, Calif.