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IMCA Texas Nationals/Lone Star Series @ Heart o’ Texas Speedway

July 9th, 2014

Waco, TX., After a huge night of racing, and post-race partying, Heart o’ Texas Speedway concluded their big Independence Day weekend show with the final points runs for the Lone Star series in all four IMCA Classes(Modifieds, Southern Sportmods, Stock Carsand Hobby Stocks). Fans were also treated to a fireworks display at intermission.

It was a whole new night of action on the 1/4 mile, high-banked, dirt oval with a complete show for all IMCA classes, plus Street Stocks,Bombers, Mini Stocks and Twisters also competed for track points.

Last nights winners, Dean Abbey(Modified), Jake Upchurch(Sportmod), Chad Estes(I-Stock) and Shannon Dulock(Hobby Stock) look to repeats their efforts.

Once again the Modifieds not only vied for the $1000 payday but their chance to qualify for the 2014 IMCA Fast Shafts Invitational ballot.

Lucky Littlejohn Scores Modified Main Just when it looked like Dean Abbey would be the only driver to double up for the weekend, racing fate stepped in. Abbey, who led from green with Nicholas Littlejohn on his tail throughout the first 18 laps, had a hub break on a late restart and stacked up the field.

Littlejohn got a slight piece of the action but was able to clear the ensuing melee that took over several of the front runners. Once back to racing, Little john was challenged by Justin Cass on the final restart, but held him off for the victory. Mike McCarthy, Pat McGuire and Keith Green survived the carnage for other top five spots.

Some gamesmanship on the front row should have been a sign of what was to come in the 20-lap IMCA Modified main. After two aborted starts that saw the pole sitter put back a row it was Abbey of turn 2 first trailed by Littlejohn, Darryl Campbell, Johnny Sheets and Ben Ketteman. Keith White quickly moved around Ketteman for fifth as the top four put a gap on the rest of the field.

In the pack, Glen Hibbard, Justin Cass and Eric Tomlinson were three wide for ninth. Coming up to halfway Littlejohn was pressuring Abbey for the lead with Campbell, Sheets and White a distant fifth. Littlejohn stayed within a couple car lengths until lap 14 when he slipped and fell to Campbell and Sheets.

Abbey now a huge lead, but a yellow for Billy Bachmeyer, who was stopped at the top of turns 1-2, rebunched the pack. Abbey got a clean get away on green with Sheets and K. White getting past Campbell. Campbell got turned around in turn 4 with JP Dowell, Josh McGaha, Hibbard, Ketteman and Chad Melton in a pile. Tempers flared after the incident until order was restored.

Again Abbey got the jump on Littlejohn, Sheets, K. White and Tomlinson. With two to go, Abbey looked to be the only weekend double winner, but Melton stopped in turn 4 bringing the caution out on lap 18. As the green flag waved again Abbey broke a hub on the left rear wheel stacking up the field and collecting Justin Radcliff, Joe Spillman, and Tomlinson.

After a red for a fan that struck by debris in the stands, Littlejohn now held point with Cass, Hardy Henderson, Mike McCarthy and Pat McGuire in tow. As the green waved again it was Cass taking a look low on Littlejohn for the lead, but not able to get by. On the final lap Cass tried one last time, but came up short as Littlejohn in the Builders Electric, Wells Racing Engines, Paul Cook Racing Chassis took home the victory.

“Dean(Abbey) was fast, it was his to lose,” said Littlejohn. “I got a little bit of him after the studs pulled out of the hub. It was just one of those deals and when it came apart he just turned sideways in front of us. I was fortunate enough to clear it and keep going.”

“I’m all about winning, that’s all anybody wants to do. I just tried to get up to him and I could so I was just saving the tires, waiting to see if I could do anything at the end.”

“This was my first weekend in this car and I was phone with Paul Cook that designed it all night. I was giving him feedback up until the last race before mine. He told me what to do and here we are. If it wasn’t for him, my dad allowing me to drive his car and Junior sponsoring us I wouldn’t be standing here.”

Heart O’ Texas hosts May 25 IMCA Lone Star Series show

May 24th, 2014

WACO, Texas – The race for four individual championships resumes this Sunday, when IMCA’s Texas Lone Star Series travels to Heart O’ Texas Speedway.

The May 25 main event for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds pays $500 to win and is a qualifier for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Josh McGaha of Abilene and Keith White of Little River Academy share the top spot in the point standings heading to Waco.

Features for the Wild Child Race Cars-sponsored IMCA Sunoco Stock Car series and Southwest Racing Specialties-sponsored series for Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods both pay $400 to win.

Top prize in the series feature for IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks is $250.

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, Allstar Performance State, local track and special series points will be awarded.

Street stocks, bombers, junior minis and twisters are also on the Sunday card at HO’T.

Pit gates and the grandstand both open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:15 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.

Spectator admission is $12 for adults, $10 for military personnel, seniors and students, and $5 for children ages 6-12. Kids five and under get in free. Pit passes are $25 and there are no entry fees.

More information is available by calling 254 291-1836, by emailing hotspeedway@yahoo.com or at the www.heartotexspeedway.com website.

ASCS Gulf South Region @ Heart o’ Texas Speedway

April 21st, 2014

Waco, TX., The American Sprint Car Series(ASCS) made their first of three trips to Heart o’ Texas Speedway. The Gulf South Region tried their hand on the newly shaped, high-banked, 1/4 mile, clay oval just north of the city. Always a crowd favorite, the A-main didn’t disappoint the near capacity grandstands.

Also on the nights racing program were the IMCA Modifieds, Southern Sportmods, Stock Cars and Hobby Stocks, plus the Street Stocks,
Bombers, Twisters and Jr, Mini Stocks/Outlaw Twisters.

Hahn Out-hustles Berryman to Bag ASCS Bucks In a race that had the crowd on their collective feet for the final laps, Blake Hahn (Sapulpa, Okla.) out-dueled a former Gulf South Region champ, Brandon Berryman for the win. Berryman, who had taken over the lead from Justin Melton on lap 17, gave up the top spot to Hahn on lap 22. Hahn got hung behind a slower car giving Berryman an opening to retake the lead. As the white flag waved, it was Berryman getting ‘picked’ by a lap car, with Hahn getting and winning the race the the checkers.

As the 18-car field took the green for the 25-lap feature event it Chris Sweeney first into turn 1, but a half spin and stall by Mike Walling quickly brought the yellow back out. This time it was J. Melton, not getting out snookered twice, grabbing the point chased by Sweeney, Berryman, Hahn and Tommy Bryant.

As J. Melton began to motor away, Sweeney and Hahn ran wheel to wheel for third, while Bryant and Kevin Ramey swapped fifth. As the top four separated apart, Bryant, Ramey and Aaron Reutzal battled for fifth. At the halfway point it was Melton, with a decent lead,
Berryman, Hahn, Sweeney and Ramey in the top five.

Ramey finally got around Sweeney, with Reutzal following in his tracks. The red flag waved on lap 15 when Klint Angelette did several
end-over-end flips down the back stretch coming to rest in turn 3. The top 3 were nose to tail on the restart with Berryman trying the
high side then the bottom trying to get past J. Melton, but a spin by Bryant brought out a caution on lap 16.

The top five now had no lapped cars in the mix on the restart with Berryman putting a slider on J. Melton for the lead. Hahn was next to put a slide job on J. Melton for third, while Reutzal and Ramey traded fourth. With five to go it was still anyone’s race among the
lead trio.

Hahn ducked under Berryman coming off turn 4 to lead back to the line on lap 22. Hahn couldn’t shake Berryman and had a slower car give Berryman a run to retake the spot as the white waved. Now it was Berryman getting blocked in turn 1 and Hahn sailing around for the lead and the victory, his second HOT Speedway win in a row, in the Bruce & Teresa Griffith owned, MDS Boring & Drilling, Houston Diesel, AFCO shocks, Wells Racing Engines, Maxim Chassis.

Green Grabs Modified Gold

Still going strong in his 40th year of racing, Keith Green showed he still had what it takes to go home with nights hardware. Green wasted little time getting to front, using the bottom to get under early leader Dwayne Grantham on lap 3. From there green held off charges from some of the younger guns, Eric Tomlinson and then Dean Abbey, who got by Green briefly on a couple occasions. As the checkers waved it was the veteran, Green in his Harvey Cox Racing, Greens Automatic Transmission Service, Stewart Stainless, Hewitt Gun Shop, Lambs Muffler, Performance Automotive Machine, Shaw Chassis by CAM.

As the 20-car IMCA Modified field roared to life for their 20-lap A-main, Grantham got the jump going into turn 1 trailed by Chad
Estes, Hardy Henderson, Green and Tomlinson. Green was quickly past Henderson and Estes to take second on lap 1 and putting pressure on Grantham. Green dove under Grantham to lead lap 3 while Tomlinson charged to second.

Abbey, began his move to the front getting by Henderson on lap 5 for fifth. Tomlinson’s chance to challenge Green ended on lap 6 when went around in turn 4. After multiple tries to restart, Abbey was now putting the heat on Green for the lead. Abbey threw a slide job at Green, but the cagey veteran crossed over and kept the top spot.

After a couple yellows, the top four were running up top, while Keith White and PJ Egbert, were trying to make ground on the bottom. At the crossed flags it was Green, Abbey, Estes, Grantham and White in the top five. With five to go Green ran up on traffic allowing Abbey to close the gap for a final run to the checkers.

Abbey, on the low side got under Green in turns 1-2, but Green used his momentum to get back by as they hit turn 3. Abbey tried one last slide job with two to go, but lost ground and fell into the clutches of Estes. Green took the white with a comfortable margin and held it to the finish, with Abbey holding off Estes for position.

“It was really pretty tough the way the track was,” replied Green. “For me, the top in (turns) 1-2, and very bottom of (turns) 3-4
worked best. I had really planned on running the top all the way, but Hardy Henderson had that covered. I dove for the bottom and when I found that, it was awesome.”

“From there on it was only lapped traffic holding me up. Dean(Abbey) caught me and it almost cost me. It was a lot of fun, but it’s always fun when you win. That going back and forth is a lot of fun racing like that. He’s a good, clean driver and I enjoyed running with him.”

“A hammer down type of race track is my thing. It was like that in the heats. I kept watching the track going away, changing things, then backing it up a bit. Even after we got in line I made one more little change and it seemed to pay off. I just wanted to keep it rolling in around the top of (turns) 1-2, and it paid off.”

“Ya, I’ve made a few laps around this place. This is my 40th year and I’m sure glad I can get a feature win. I have no idea how many wins or championships I’ve gotten here.”

“The All-Star Modifieds will always be the tops in my life, top of my heart.” added Green. “They were just awesome cars and it’s
really sad that they went away. These Modifieds are O.K., not taking anything away from anybody, but they’re nothing like our Winged
Modifieds. These newer Modifieds are actually hardly to drive, I’m sure because of less tire.”

Kiphen Cashes in Sportmods

Sid Kiphen made his way from a sixth row starting spot to get the top spot near halfway of the 20-lap IMCA Southern Sportmod feature.
Kiphen got by early leader Terry Buzbee and Jeff Shepard as they battled up front. Stretching out his advantage Kiphen easily worked
through slower traffic while Damon Hammond moved to second, but a half straightaway back Hammond had nothing for Kiphen.

Buzbee got a jump lead at the start of the 24-car feature when the pack stacked up in turn 1. Everyone continued on with Shepard, Hammond, Tom Grothues and David Goode jr. sorting out behind Buzbee. Kiphen was on the move getting by Goode on lap 2 for fifth, then Grothues a lap later using the bottom.

Kiphen caught Hammond and went up top to get third on lap 5. Closing on Shepard and Buzbee, Kiphen caught the lead duo on lap 7. Kiphen went for the ‘two-fer’ getting by Shepard and Buzbee for the lead on lap 9 as Hammond joined the fight almost going three wide for second. At the midway point it was Kiphen, Buzbee, Shepard, Hammond and Kevin Green in the top five.

Hammond got third from Shepard on lap 11, as the leader ran up on back markers. Kiphen sliced through the traffic while Hammond got second from Buzbee. K. Green and Shepard were wheel to wheel with two to go and made some contact, while up front it was Kiphen in the K&S Backhoe Service, Bell County Electrical Supply, NateMare Wraps, Hooked Up Guide Service, CenTex Motorsports powered, Express Chassis by CAM snagging the victory.

“It was a whole lot of hard work before we got here,” said Kiphen. “I didn’t think we would make it. When we loaded the car this
afternoon it wouldn’t crank. Finally got it cranked, got here late and worked to get it going. The car was good in the heat. Came back, changed the distributor, and it was a rocket. The car handled great, I couldn’t ask for a better handling car. It was a good night.”

“When start back there, the plan is not to run to anybody. You just have to take it easy, go with the opportunities you get. They can happen real quick. It all worked and we came out in front. I try to find the line. I drive every lap as hard as I can. If I don’t feel that groove is good I’ll move a little bit. I always drive like someones right behind me.”

Heart O’ Texas hosts Sept. 6-7 Southern SportMod Nationals

September 5th, 2013

WACO, Texas– The winner’s share of the purse is $3,000 when Heart O’ Texas Speed­way hosts the Southern SportMod Nationals set for this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 6-7.

The feature for IMCA Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center South­ern SportMods pays a minimum of $200 to start. Non-qualifiers get $150. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Allstar Perfor­mance State points will be awarded. Entry fee is $50.

Saturday’s 12-car All-Star Race pays $350 to win and a minimum of $50 to start.

Main event qualifying begins Friday. The Sprint Series of Texas is also on the Saturday card.

Pit gates open at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 8 p.m. both nights. Grandstand admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, $3 for kids ages 6-11 and free for five and under. Pit passes are $25.

More information is available by calling 254 829-2294 and at the www.heartotexasspeedway.com web­site.

The ninth annual event had been rained out from Memorial Weekend.

Double Dose Of Racing Action This Saturday At Heartland Park!

July 11th, 2013

Topeka, KS – Last Saturday night Mother Nature tortured the racers and fans at Heartland Park’s Dirt Track for the 2nd time this season. The Casey’s General Store Pure Stocks just finished their feature before Mother Nature opened up the skies and dropped rain all over the track. It was shaping up to be a great set of features.

Fans will not need to be upset for too long. This Saturday night’s Super 8 at Forbes Landing Saturday Showdown will provide a double dose of racing action.

Saturday, July 13th, will welcome Bad Boy Bail Bonds Night at the races and the night will also contain the conclusion from the 4th Annual Steve Bowers Sr. Memorial Race. A whole lot of action rolled up into one show. The fans could not ask for anything more. Byron Glotzbach was the only driver last week to enter victory lane by winning the Casey’s General Store Pure Stock main event. Glotzbach not only picked up the win but he also took over the points lead in the division. The Pure Stock division is becoming a popular with the fans of the Super 8 at Forbes Landing Saturday Showdown. Drivers are starting to get some heated rivalries and it’s providing more excitement in the class. This Saturday night’s feature should be interesting.

Before the rain came pouring down, Washburn Tech Modified points leader, Darron Fuqua, went from worst to 1st in his heat race. A child in the crowd pulled out a number 2 ball that would put Fuqua on the front row for the $1,000 to win feature for Saturday night. Will Fuqua get the job done for his 8th win of the season? Will someone else sneak up and take the big money? These are all questions that will be answered early. Whatever happens in the early feature could dictate what will go on in the night cap.

The White Line Training CDL B Mod class seems to get stronger every week. New faces continue to show up and race. New drivers aren’t just showing up and competing, they are running up at the front half of the field. This class has had the largest car counts of any class at HPT this season and their racing shows just how competitive B Mods are. Saturday night’s double features could make or break someone’s season.

One of the wildest divisions at HPT is the Ferrellgas Stock Cars. Zach Henery has the hot hand right now with 3 recent wins under his belt. It’s possible that if Henery hadn’t taken some time off early in the season, he just might be on top of the point standings. The wheel to wheel and door to door action keeps the fans glued to this classes every move. Car counts in the Stock Cars have been a little off this season but the racing action has been better than ever. Steve Herrick is still leading the points after a couple of tough races, this week he will look to rebound and try to slow down Henery’s progress.

Saturday night the spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m., hot laps will start at 6:15 p.m. and the first race will go green at 7:00 p.m. The race lineup will have the 3 makeup features first, White Line CDL Training B Mods, Ferrellgas Stock Cars and Washburn Tech Modifieds. After the completion of the Modified main event the Super 8 at Forbes Landing Saturday Showdown Race #11 will begin.

Adult tickets are $12.00, kids 4 through 12 are $6.00 and children 3 and under are free at BriggsAuto.Com Speedway. Military personnel and veterans will be given free admission with proper identification. Discounted tickets can be purchased online at Heartland Park Topeka’s home on the world wide web, www.hpt.com.

Heartland Park Topeka is a multipurpose racing facility that hosts a wide variety entertaining events featuring an NHRA Drag Racing National event. Heartland Park Topeka has also hosted the ADRL, Pinks All Out, World of Outlaws, USAC Sprint and Midgets, demolition derby’s, monster truck shows, motorcycle racing, Jr. Dragsters, car shows, bracket racing, drifting, road racing, concerts, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing event and much more. Diversity helps Heartland Park Topeka provide race fans with the best possible experience.

Keep up to date by following Heartland Park Topeka at http://www.hpt.com on the world wide web.

National Wild Turkey Federation Night At BriggsAuto.Com Speedway Saturday

May 30th, 2013

Topeka, KS – The racing action this season has been great at BriggsAuto.Com Speedway. All of the action at the speedway has happened on the track. In 2013 the National Wild Turkey Federation has become a big part of the Super 8 at Forbes Landing Super Saturday Showdown. Saturday night, June 1st, it will be National Wild Turkey Federation Night night at the races.

The National Wild Turkey Federation is a national nonprofit organization and they are the leader in upland wildlife habitat conservation in North America. Collectively, the NWTF come from all walks of life to engage in conservation and preserve the hunting heritage we all hold dear. At BriggsAuto.Com Speedway the NWTF has been a big reason why fans are enjoying not only the racing action on the track but also off the track. This week fans will have a chance to win another firearm thanks to the NWTF. For more information on the NWTF visit them on the world wide web at www.nwtf.org.

Fans will get an extra bonus this week! Adult fans will get an opportunity to celebrate in one of the most popular concession promotions, $1.00 Margaritas! That’s right, $1.00 Margaritas. This promotion was scheduled for earlier in the season, but the race was rained out and HPT decided to bring it back for the fans.

Racing action will be hot and heavy during the Super 8 at Forbes Landing Saturday Showdown this week! Points battles and streaks will continue for race number #6.

Darron Fuqua stayed perfect in the Washburn Tech Modified division after last week. Fuqua has raced in 4 heats, 4 features and has yet to taste defeat. The fast start could put Fuqua’s single season win record (11) in jeopardy. Competitors in the Modified division won’t continue to let Fuqua dominate, drivers will pull out all the stops to knock him off his throne…..

A green, white, checkered finish in the Ferrellgas Stock Car main event saw Leif Weyer take advantage of a slow start to pull off the surprise win. Close racing action at the front of the field made the Stock Car feature a memorable one last week. Terry Schmidt entered last week as the points leader in Stock Cars, but he did not race and it jumbled the points up in the early part

$3,000 to win at IMCA Southern SportMod Nationals, All-Star race is new

May 17th, 2013

WACO, Texas– The winner’s share of the purse has been upped to $3,000 for the biggest event on the 2013 schedule for IMCA Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods.

Heart O’ Texas Speedway at Waco hosts the Friday and Saturday, May 24-25 Southern SportMod Nationals.

Second place pays $2,000 with $1,500 for third, $1,000 for fourth, $800 for fifth, $600 for sixth, $500 for seventh, $400 for eighth, $300 for ninth and $250 for 10th. A minimum of $200 will be paid to start the 24-car feature, making the total purse for the feature more than $13,000. Non-qualifiers get $150.

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded.

New on Saturday is the $350 to win, minimum $50 to start Southern SportMod All-Star Invitational.

All drivers who have won sanctioned features in the division since May 31 of 2012 through May 23 this season will be eligible to qualify for the 12-car All-Star field. Invitations will be mailed to eligible drivers, who are asked to notify IMCA if they’ll compete in the event.

“With the SportMod Nationals moving to May from a fall date, the All-Star Invitational replaces the Race of Champions,” IMCA Vice President of Operations Brett Root explained. “While we’ll have point leaders at every track, we’re a long ways from determining champions. Making feature winners eligible means more drivers can be part of this race.”

SportMod heats, ‘B’ features and qualifying features will be held both Friday and Saturday. IMCA Modi­fieds and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks are also on the Friday program. The Sprint Series of Texas completes the Saturday card.

Pit gates and the grandstand open at 6 p.m. both days at Waco. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. and racing follows the 7:45 p.m. drivers’ meeting.

Grandstand admission will be $12 for adults, $3 for kids ages 6-11 and free for five and un­der. Pit passes are $25.

Pit gates open at 6 p.m. and an open practice runs from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, May 23. Pit passes are $12 and grandstand admission is free.

No other sanctioned Southern SportMod events will be hosted in Texas the week­end before Memorial Day. Temporary licenses good only for the Southern SportMod Nationals will be sold for $30.

More information about the ninth annual Southern SportMod Nationals is available by calling 254 829-2294 and at the www.heartotexasspeedway.com website.

April 28 date at Heart O’ Texas next for IMCA Lone Star Series

April 25th, 2013

WACO, Texas – Round six of IMCA’s Lone Star Series sees Heart O’ Texas Speedway at Waco hosting three divisions this Sunday, April 28.

IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Cen­ter Southern SportMods all see action at Waco. HO’T begins a very big day with its Wall of Fame induction at 2 p.m.

Pit gates and the grandstand open at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.

Grandstand admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, $3 for kids ages 6-11 and free for five and under. Pit passes are $25. There is no registration fee but transponders are required.

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, Allstar Performance State and special series points are at stake.

The track website is www.heartotexspeedway.com. More information is also available by calling 254 829-2294.

Point leaders in the respective series each own a single feature win thus far: William Gould in the Modifieds, Cory Davis in the Wild Child Race Cars-sponsored Stock Car series and Chad Hertel in the Southwest Racing Specialties-sponsored Southern SportMod series.

Dean Abbey is the only double winner through the first five Lone Star Series dates, with a pair of SportMod checkers to his credit.

Roller Tops Hobby Stocks at HOT

March 31st, 2013

Waco, TEXAS – Andy Roller went home with the win in the IMCA hobby stock feature Friday night at the Heart O’ Texas Speedway. Cody Frank followed in second, and Jeremy Oliver was third.

Keith White, Jarrod Jennings, and Johnny Sheets took the first three spots in the IMCA modified main.

Bobby Mercer, Jr. reached the checkered flag ahead of Kevin Green and Terry Buzbee in the IMCA SportMod feature. Mercer also scored the win in the street stock main with Jason Gauntt in second and Ed Thompson in third.

Eric Jones took home the winner’s trophy for the I-stock feature with Anthony Otken in second and Jason Batt in third.

Kevin Harper inherited the win in the Bomber feature after the winner was disqualified in a post race inspection. Ryan Hopkins moved up to second, and Steve Wade gained third.

Dakota Collier claimed the junior mini stock win followed by Robert Black, Jr. and Justin Ketcher.

John Fikes, David Ballard, and Kristen Horn were the first three Texas Twisters to reach the finish line.

Texas Wing Modifieds will make their first appearance of the season next week.

Cogburn Scores SportMod Win at HOT

March 27th, 2013

Waco, TEXAS — Chris Cogburn earned the trip to Victory Lane after winning the IMCA SportMod feature Friday night at the Heart O’ Texas Speedway. Dean Abbey took the second place spot, and Bobby Mercer, Jr. finished in third. Keith White, Chase Jupe, and Justin Radcliff were the top three IMCA modifieds to complete the feature race.

Matt Guillaume won the I-Stock feature on his first visit to the Speedway this season. Dennis Bissonnette finished in second, and Peter Delavan ran third. Nathan Sodek picked up another win in the IMCA hobby stock main followed by Shannon Dulock and Garret Rawls.

Bobby Mercer, Jr. collected the top prize in the street stock feature with Dean Abbey in second and David Khoury in third.
The bomber class winner was Steve Wade. Ryan Hopkins placed second, and Amy Mercer had her season best finish in third.
Preston Jacobs continued his dominance of the junior mini stock class with another win. Dakota Collier and James Rollingsworth were in second and third.

David Ballard, John Fikes, and Larry Underwood were the first three Texas Twisters to reach the finish line. D.J. Estes, Dustin Davidson, and Colby Estes led the visiting non-wing mini sprints to the checkered flag in the feature race.

Next Friday will be the annual Easter Basket Giveaway at the Speedway. Gates open at 6:00 and races begin at 8:00.

Jupe Wins Opener at HOT

March 10th, 2013

Waco, TEXAS – Chase Jupe picked up the win in the IMCA modified season opener at the Heart O’ Texas Speedway Friday night. Keith White placed second, and Billy Bachmayer took third.

Bobby Mercer, Jr. claimed the win in the IMCA SportMod feature with Jeff Shepperd in second and David Goode in third. Cody Frank won the IMCA hobby stock feature followed by Andy Roller in second and Garret Rawls in third.

The I-Stock feature winner’s trophy went home with Charles Cosper. J.C. Howell ran second, and Tyler Muirhead took third. Jason Gauntt picked up the win in the street stock feature. Bobby Mercer, Jr. was second, and Wade White finished third.

Kevin Smith was the first winner in the new Bomber class, a blend of the former Cruiser and Pure Stock classes. Ryan Hopkins and Steve Wade were the second and third place finishers. Preston Jacobs, Dakota Collier, and Taylor Florio were the first three junior mini stocks to reach the checkered flag.

Larry Underwood was first in the Texas Twisters trailed by David Ballard and Grady Ary.

White strikes national championship gold in third IMCA division

October 10th, 2012

VINTON, Iowa – It’s getting more difficult, but Keith White found another way to race his way into the IMCA record book.
From Little River Academy, Texas, White won the 2012 national Modified championship and became the first IMCA driver to earn national crowns in three different divisions, while extending his career record to seven.

Also a five-time Southern SportMod national champ and the 2011 Stock Car king, White won 24 features. He got 35 bonus points for track titles at Kennedale Speedway Park and Heart O’ Texas Speedway, besting David Murray Jr. of Oberlin, Kan., by a 1,228-1,222 margin for this year’s Modified title. Joining White as 2012 national champions were Jason Howell of Azle, Texas, in the IMCA Sprint Cars; Brandon Czarapata of Appleton, Wis., in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars; Shannon Anderson of Urbandale, Iowa, in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks; Jesse Sobbing of Glenwood, Iowa, in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods; Dean Abbey of Waco, Texas, in the Smiley’s Racing Chassis Southern SportMods; and Cameron Meyer of Pierce, Neb., in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts.

Anderson became a four-time national champion while Sobbing and Abbey both ruled their respective divisions for the second time. Howell, Czarapata and Meyer are all first-time kings. Howell won 11 features and paced point standings for the winged division at Mountain Creek Speedway. Czarapata was a 24-time feature winner and earned the maximum 20 bonus points for track titles at Luxemburg Speedway and Seymour Speedway, edging Mike Nichols of Harlan, Iowa, 1,234-1,229 for the Stock Car crown.

Also champion from 2008-2010, Anderson won 32 Hobby Stock features. Thirty-nine bonus points for track titles at the Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway and Shelby County Speedway put him one point ahead of 2011 champ Devin Smith of Lake City,
Iowa, in this season’s title chase. Sobbing stacked bonuses from two of his three local track titles on top of an already perfect 1,200 point total after winning a division record 39 Northern SportMod main events. His first national championship campaign was in 2009.

Abbey repeated atop the Southern SportMod standings with 21 feature wins and track championships at Kennedale and at Boyd Raceway. Runner-up Sid Kiphen of Gatesville, Texas, finished just three points back. Meyer’s 2012 resume boasts 34 feature wins and track championships at Riviera Raceway, U.S. 30 Speedway and Boone County Raceway. White, Czarapata, Anderson and Meyer were also Allstar Performance State champions; White repeated as champion of the Texas Lone Star Series for Modifieds. Modified regional champions were White, for the fourth straight time in the BillsBuilt South Central Region; Murray’s whose career ninth title came in the Jet Racing Central Region; Jimmy Gustin of Marshalltown, Iowa, a first-time title winner in the Belleville Motorsports North Central Region; Kevan Cook of Constantia, N.Y., for the third time in the Eastern Region; and Zane DeVilbiss of Farmington, N.M., for the third straight season in the Larry Shaw Racing Western Region.

Murray’s 23 feature wins this season included his IMCA Modified career 500th. He was track champion at RPM Speedway and Dawson County Raceway. Gustin won 15 features and topped standings at Boone Speedway and Marshalltown Speedway. Cook, champion at Skyline Raceway, took 15 checkers. DeVilbiss reigned at Desert Thunder Raceway and was a 16-time feature winner. Czarapata was first in Mallory Northern Region standings for the Stock Cars while White won 14 features and Kennedale and HO’T titles enroute to his second straight Mallory Southern Region prize. Anderson, also champion at Southern Iowa Speedway, topped Stephenville Starter Northern Region points for the fourth time. Smith got 38 bonus points from Algona Raceway and Buena Vista Raceway titles; he was also champion at Fairmont Raceway and Clay County Fairgrounds.

Chase Neill of Haltom City, Texas, raced to 19 feature wins and his career first Stephenville Starter Southern Region title. He was champion at Kennedale and in the Lone Star Series.

National rookies of the year were Kyle Brown of Kellogg, Iowa, in the Modifieds; Reed Allex of St. Cloud, Minn., Sprint Cars; Brandon Taylor of Granbury, Texas, Stock Cars; Jamie Songer of Ankeny, Iowa, Hobby Stocks; Matt Sotomayor of Sanger,
Calif., Northern SportMods; Kyle Lovejoy of Burleson, Texas, Southern SportMods; and David Dembowski of Grand Island, Neb., Sport Compacts.

Brown won once this season. Taylor, also ROY in the Southern Region, won three features as did Songer, top rookie in the Northern Region for Hobbies.

Ocean Speedway-Watsonville champion Sotomayor won a dozen features while Dembowski was first across the stripe on nine nights.

Modified regional rookies of the year were J.C. Parmeley of Phoenix, Ariz., in the Western, Brown in the North Central, Kyle Ligenza of Columbus, Neb., in the Central, Michael Jackson of Wills Point, Texas, in the South Central and Dan Searls of Groton, N.Y., in the Eastern.

Michael Murphy of Jefferson, Iowa, won twice and was rookie of the year in the Northern Stock Car Region. Seven-time winner Ben Lucas earned rookie of the year honors in the Southern Region for Hobby Stocks.

Merv Chandler of Vinton, Iowa, was also a four-time track champion, earning titles at Benton County Speedway, Independence Motor Speedway, Southern Iowa Speedway and Marshalltown Speedway.

Final point races of the 2012 season were held Sept. 30.

Ray Guss Jr. of Milan, Ill., won a record third consecutive national IMCA Late Model championship and Chuck Hanna of Port Byron, Ill., was rookie of the year. The point season for Late Models ended on Aug. 26.

All IMCA champions and rookies of the year will be honored during the national awards banquet on Nov. 24 in Lincoln, Neb.

Grantham Tops Mod at HOT

July 10th, 2012

Waco, TEXAS – Dwayne Grantham picked up his first winner’s trophy of the season after a hard-fought battle in the IMCA modified feature Friday night at the Heart O’ Texas Speedway. Keith White raced to second place, and Ricky Kizer had his best finish of the year in third.

Johnny Sheets was another first time winner this year in the IMCA SportMod feature. Point leader, Sid
Kiphen, ran second, and Ronnie Warren took third.

Nathan Sodek, Chase Neill, and Cody Frank took the top three spots in the IMCA hobby stock feature.

Ed Thompson reached the finish line first in the street stock main event followed by Wade White and Tommy Kirkpatrick.

The pure stock feature win went to Jeff Shepperd. Greg Andrews and Ryan Hopkins trailed in second and third. Andrew Richards visited Victory Lane after winning the cruiser feature. Steve Wade came in second, and Jonathan Milliman picked up third. Dakota Collier padded his point lead with another win in the junior mini stock feature. Taylor Florio was second, and Kayleigh Kornegay ran third. Dana Harris, Larry Underwood, and David Ballard were the first three Texas Twisters to reach the checkered flag.

The ASCS II mini sprint top three were Scott Blakely, Ralph Wren, and D.J. Estes.

Next Friday’s program will be highlighted by the Kids’ Bicycle Races.

BriggsAuto.Com Speedway Has Weird Ending

July 2nd, 2012

Topeka, KS – Saturday night was Kids Night at BriggsAuto.Com Speedway. All week long the temps averaged in the triple digits. Saturday was no different than any other day before, triple digits and no relief in site. Unfortunately for the fans in attendance the relief they had been looking for showed up at the end of the Super 8 at Forbes Landing Factory Stock A Main.

Early in the night, officials keeping an eye on some possible inclement weather, noticed a storm around the Salina area. As the features rolled out fans and officials noticed dark clouds on the horizon and they were coming. At the white flag of the Factory Stock feature the wind picked up and came out of the north, dropping the temperature quickly. The wind and
lightning continued but all the features were completed on the night.

In the Casey’s General Store Pure Stocks it was a battle between the top 2 drivers in the point standings, Randal Schiffelbein Jr. and Jesse Shotts. At the beginning of the feature Schiffelbein grabbed the early advantage, but Shotts kept pace at the worked through the opening laps. Schiffelbein would hold the lead for a few laps until Shotts would work his way underneath coming out of turn 4. Once at the front of the field Shotts would hold the lead all the way to
the finish. It would be his 5th win of the season in the Casey’s General Store Pure Stocks and it allowed him to close the gap on Schiffelbein’s point lead. Currently Shotts trails the leader in points by 24 after tonight’s win. Schiffelbein finished in 2nd, Darren Davenport went from 6th to 3rd in the feature, 4th went to Tyler Garst and Byron Glotzbach drove to a 5th place finish.

The White Line CDL Training B Mods put on another great feature event tonight as Dustin Thulin got the win. Brian Murphy looked like the Brian Murphy of old as he took the lead early. He would hold on until a yellow around lap 7 came out. On the restart Thulin put together a march that would land him at the front of the pack. Two and three wide racing was evident all across the speedway for position. Terry Bivins and Ethan Isaacs put some pressure on Thulin, but they could never mount that one charge that could put them in the point position. Thulin would take the top spot. It was his first win of the 2012 season and it could be a shot in the arm to his confidence level.

Bivins would finish in the runner-up spot, Ethan Isaacs took in another top 5 finishing in 3rd, Lucas Isaacs went from 11th to 4th in the main and hard-charger Heath Murry went from 14th to 5th in the feature! It was all Terry Schmidt for the 8th time this season. Schmidt rolled to a season high 8th win in the Super 8 at Forbes Landing Factory Stocks on
Saturday night.

The night started off in his favor when he drew the coveted number 1 pill at the beginning of the night, he scored the heat race win and the feature lineup was to be decided heads up and that put him on the pole for the feature event. The green flag waved a Schmidt was off and running. His car handles well and tonight’s dry slick race track needed a smooth driver and a well handling car. Lucky for Schmidt he had both.

Zach Henery gave Schmidt the best challenge of the night. On a late race restart, Henery did everything he could to stay with the leader. A couple laps in to the restart he stayed on Schmidts back bumper, but as the laps continued he fell back into 2nd place. Schmidt, with the win, maintains the points lead in the division for another week. Eric Weyer put together one of his best runs of the year going from 7th to 3rd, 4th went to James King and rounding the top 5 was Frank Jaynes in 5th.

As the fans were running for cover from the wind, lightning and debris, the Washburn Tech Modified feature took to the track. Cody Agler would start up front and finish up front in the A main. Agler’s win would be his 2nd on the season and it put him into good company with Darron Fuqua and Kerry Davis as the only drivers to win more than 1 feature on the season. While Agler was running out in front. Tyler Schmidt, Jared Rogers and Fuqua were all having a good battle for 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Schimdt and Rogers went back and forth for several laps, before Schmidt took away the 2nd spot and tried to reel in Agler. Once in 3rd Rogers couldn’t fend off the former champ, Fuqua, as he would also slip by Rogers
into 3rd. The top 4 spots would remain the same to the finish of the feature.

Due to the quick change in the weather, track officials decided to cut the laps short in the feature event, as a precautionary measure. Roudning out the top 5 in the Modified A Main was Grant Junghans. The 12th race of the Super Saturday Showdown Series continues next Saturday, July 7. Spectator gates will open up at 5:30 p.m., hot laps are at 6:45 p.m. and the first racing green flag flies at 7:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $10, kids 12 and under are $5. For more information on Heartland Park Topeka visit them on the web at www.hpt.com.

Heart O’ Texas Speedway hosts IMCA Lone Star Series on May 27

May 23rd, 2012

WACO, Texas – A Memorial Weekend installment of the Lone Star Series brings four IMCA divisions to Heart O’ Texas Speedway for a Sunday, May 27 show. IMCA Modifieds run for a top prize of $500 in their main event. Smiley’s Racing
Chassis Southern SportMods vie for a $400 check, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks both for $300.

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, Allstar Performance State and special series points will be awarded for the draw/redraw show. Transponders are required and can be rented for $10.

Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. Grandstand admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, $3 for kids ages 6-11, and free for five and under. Pit passes are $25.

More information is available by calling 254 715-5378 and at the www.heartotexspeedway.com. Also running will be the Sprint Series of Texas

Sorensen hauls in $4k at Heart O’ Texas Speedway

May 12th, 2012

ELM MOTT, Texas – Mike Sorensen started Thursday night’s USMTS National Championship main event from the pole, and the 46-year-old from Rochester, Minn., never waivered as he led all 50 laps to score the victory at the Heart O’ Texas
Speedway near Waco, Texas.

Sorensen’s fifth career USMTS victory was worth $4,000 and his first since a hometown win at the Deer Creek Speedway on Sept. 4, 2010. Although he led from start to finish, Sorensen had to be flawless as Clyde Dunn Jr. shadowed him throughout the race but had to settle for the runner-up paycheck – his career-best USMTS result.

Charging around the high side of the race track, Terry Phillips clawed his way from ninth on the starting grid to third at the finish while Philip Houston and Bobby Malchus wound up fourth and fifth to give Texans three of the top five spots.
Zack VanderBeek, Chris Brown, Jason Hughes, Rodney Sanders and Ryan Gustin completed the top ten.

In registering his 14th top-10 finish in 15 starts, Sanders earned the Mesilla Valley Transportation Hard Charger Award by passing 16 competitors from the 25th starting position. Gustin, who started 27th, passed one more car than Sanders but
needed a provisional to start the “A” Main and, therefore, was ineligible for the bonus.

The USMTS Modifieds are back at it tomorrow night for the inaugural race at the RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas, for a USMTS Casey’s Cup Series race paying $2,000 to win. Gates open at 5:00, hot laps are at 7:00 (draw cut off 6:45) and racing begins at 7:30. The RPM Speedway is located southeast of Crandall on US 175 to CR 4106 (Bud Stoy Rd. exit) to the intersection of CR 4104. For more information, call 972-427-6822 or check out www.rpmspeedwayoftexas.com online.

The third stop of the weekend will be at the Cowtown Speedway in Kennedale, Texas, on Saturday for another USMTS National Championship Series event paying $4,000 to win. Pits open at 4:30, hot laps at 6:15 (draw cut off 6:00) and racing to begin at 6:30.

The Cowtown Speedway is a quarter-mile high-banked clay oval located off of I-20 at exit 442-A, then 1.7 miles southeast on Mansfield Hwy., then 1.4 miles southwest on New Hope Rd. For day-of-race information, call 817-478-9952 or check out
www.cowtownspeedway.com on the World Wide Web.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Lone Star State tripleheader on tap for USMTS Modifieds

May 9th, 2012

WACO, Texas — The United States Modified Touring Series heads back to the Lone Star State for a tripleheader this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 10-12. One driver could walk away with more than $10,000 during the 50-hour stretch. Friday’s USMTS Casey’s Cup Series event will be a $2,000-to-win race sandwiched between two USMTS National Championship Series shows paying $4,000 to win each on Thursday and Saturday.

On Thursday, the series returns to the Heart O’ Texas Speedway in Elm Mott (just outside of Waco) for the second straight year, and then on Friday it’s off to the first-ever event for the USMTS Modifieds at the RPM Speedway in Crandall. The weekend wraps up Saturday at the Cowtown Speedway as the series makes its third visit to the popular bullring in Kennedale.

The first stop will be a $4,000-to-win USMTS National Championship Series event at the Heart O’ Texas Speedway where defending USMTS National Champion Ryan Gustin picked up the win last year in the series’ first-ever visit to the quarter-mile high-banked dirt oval.

Hot laps will begin at 7:00 (draw cut off 6:45) with racing at 7:30. The Heart O’ Texas Speedway is located 7 miles north of Waco on I-35 at exit 343. Call 254-776-1576 for more information or 254-829-2294 on race day or visit the track’s website at www.heartotexspeedway.com.

Stop #2 will be the inaugural race at the RPM Speedway and a points race in the USMTS Casey’s Cup Series powered by Swan Energy paying $2,000 to win. The 2012 season marks the fourth year of operation for the quarter-mile dirt oval which features USRA Modifieds as part of the regular Friday night program.

Gates open at 5:00, hot laps are at 7:00 (draw cut off 6:45) and racing begins at 7:30. The RPM Speedway is located southeast of Crandall on US 175 to CR 4106 (Bud Stoy Rd. exit) to the intersection of CR 4104. For more information, call 972-427-6822 or check out www.rpmspeedwayoftexas.com online.

The last stop of the weekend will be at the Cowtown Speedway in Kennedale. This too is a USMTS National Championship Series race paying $4,000 to win and, again, Gustin is the defending race winner.

2010 USMTS National Champion Jason Hughes finished fourth in the 2008 event while three Cowtown locals – George White, Bryan Sugg and Glenn Leuschner – successfully defended their home turf and claimed the top three spots.

Pits open at 4:30, hot laps at 6:15 (draw cut off 6:00) and racing to begin at 6:30. The Cowtown Speedway is a quarter-mile high-banked clay oval located off of I-20 at exit 442-A, then 1.7 miles southeast on Mansfield Hwy., then 1.4 miles southwest on New Hope Rd. For day-of-race information, call 817-478-9952 or check out www.cowtownspeedway.com on the World Wide Web.

In addition to Gustin and Hughes, drivers expected for this weekend’s trio of shootouts include nine-time USMTS National Champion Kelly Shryock, USMTS Casey’s Cup Series points leader Rodney Sanders, Terry Phillips, Stormy Scott, Johnny Scott, Chase Junghans, 2007 USMTS National Champion Jason Krohn, Dereck Ramirez, Bryan Rowland, Austin Siebert, Rick Beebe, Chris Brown, Jon Tesch, Zack VanderBeek, Mike Sorensen, Ryan Ruter, Brandon Davis, Randy Timms, Al Hejna, Jeremy Payne, Corey Dripps, Ron Keith, Daniel Hilsabeck, Steven Whiteaker Jr., Casey Penn, Clyde Dunn Jr., Tristan Dycus, Shane Hebert, Sean Jones, Chase Allen and more.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Cowtown Speedway events postponed; Humboldt doubleheader next for USMTS

March 9th, 2012

WACO, Texas — The races for this Friday and Saturday, March 9-10, at the Heart O’ Texas Speedway and Cowtown Speedway have been postponed. The shows scheduled for May 10 and May 12 at those same two tracks, respectively, will now be $4,000-to-win USMTS National Championship Series events.

A $2,000-to-win USMTS Casey’s Cup event at the RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas, on May 11 will make for a $10,000-to-win weekend for America’s Best of the Best Modified Drivers on Dirt. Up next for the USMTS road warriors is a pair of USMTS Casey’s Cup clashes at the Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., next Friday and Saturday, March 16-17.

The pair of $2,000-to-win contests are expected to draw a lot of added interest as the track will host the $15,000-to-win King of America II Modified Nationals less than two weeks later, March 28-31. Sandwiched between the Humboldt events will be two USMTS Casey’s Cup clashes at the LA Raceway in La Monte, Mo., on Friday, March 23, and the I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo., on Saturday, March 24.

In all, USMTS March Madness will see nearly $200,000 in purses being doled out to drivers, including a possible $23,000 to win for one wheelman that can win ‘em all. To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Cowtown Speedway await USMTS National Championship Series March 9-10

March 5th, 2012

WACO, Texas – The USMTS National Championship Series returns to the Lone Star State this Friday and Saturday, March 9-10, for another pair of $4,000-to-win blockbusters.

Friday will find the USMTS Modifieds at the Heart O’ Texas Speedway in Elm Mott, Texas, before heading north on Saturday to invade the Cowtown Speedway in Kennedale, Texas.

Canceled twice before because of rain, USMTS drivers delivered a barnburner last year at Gene Adamcik’s quarter-mile clay oval near Waco.

Ryan Gustin picked up his sixth win of the season en route to capturing his first USMTS National Championship, holding off Jimmy Ray in the late stages of the main event.

Jason Hughes, Johnny Scott and Shane Hebert finished third through fifth after starting 13th, 19th and 25th, respectively, on the grid.

Grandstands will open at 5:30 p.m., hot laps start at 7 and the first heat race takes to the track at 7:30. Limited Modifieds will complete the racing card. The Heart O’ Texas Speedway is a quarter-mile high-banked dirt oval located 7 miles north of Waco on I-35 at exit 343. Call 254-776-1576 for more information or 254-829-2294 on race day or visit the track’s website at www.heartotexspeedway.com.

After a thrilling event in 2008, race fans at the Cowtown Speedway missed out on an encore when Mother Nature rained out an appearance in 2009, but they got another chance last season.

Fending off a late-race charge by Hughes, Gustin settled into a quick and comfortable line and went on to take the win over Hughes, who finished fourth in the 2008 event while three Cowtown locals – George White, Bryan Sugg and Glenn Leuschner – successfully defended their home turf and claimed the top three spots in the debut event.

Grandstands open at 3 p.m., hot laps are at 5 and the green flag waves at 6 p.m. Also on the racing card will be Limited Modifieds, Street Stocks and Bombers.

The Cowtown Speedway is a quarter-mile high-banked clay oval located off of I-20 at exit 442-A, then 1.7 miles southeast on Mansfield Hwy., then 1.4 miles southwest on New Hope Rd. For day-of-race information, call 817-478-9952 or check out www.cowtownspeedway.com on the World Wide Web.

Mufflers are mandatory for all drivers competing at the Cowtown Speedway event. The only types of mufflers permitted will be the unaltered 609-style muffler or three-ring muffler. Both muffler types are available from Day Motor Sports by calling 800-543-6238 or online at www.daymotorsports.com. Mufflers will also be for sale on race day at the track.

Star Region Shootout, presented by Life Partners Incorporated @ Heart o’ Texas Speedway

August 1st, 2011

Elm Mott, Tx., In what has already become a track fan favorite the ASCS Smileys Gulf South and Oil Medic Lone Star Regions rolled into to Heart o’ Texas Speedway for their annual track shootout. Thirty-five drivers, from four states, signed in the do battle on the high-banked ,¼ mile, dirt track just north of Waco in front of a near capacity crowd.

All the heavy hitters were in attendance as the top ten points chasers from each region signed in, with Matt Covington(Lone Star) and George White(Gulf South) leading their contingents. The feature line up was nearly a 50/50 split with 13 Lone Star Region drivers and 11 Gulf South racers filling the 24-car field after the heats and B-mains. The number could have reversed had Greg Rilat and Michael McNeil not tangled in their B-main while running in the top two positions.

Heat race action saw Bean Elliott, Ray Allen Kulhanek, Covington and Chris Sweeney take wins, with B-mains going to Chad Wilson and Claud Estes. Dustin Welch and Martin Edwards took tumbles in their heats, both were alright. Edwards recovered to
transfer from his B-main, but Welch was done for the night. Also in action were the IMCA Modifieds, Southern Sportmods and Hobby Stocks, all running features only. Street Stock, Pure Stocks, Cruisers, Twisters and Jr. Mini Stocks filled the remainder of the nights racing card.

Covington Conquers ASCS Lone Star vs. Gulf South Shootout
Lone Star Region points leader Matt Covington used a picture perfect slide job on early leader Brandon Berryman to get the point in the 25-lap ASCS Sprint Car main event. Covington worked his way up from his second row starting spot and put
the slider on Berryman during a lap 6 restart. From there Covington built a comfortable over Berryman and Travis Rilat who tried, unsuccessfully, to close up in traffic. Getting the 24-car ASCS Sprint Car feature underway was harder than herding cats as it took four attempts to get the race under green. The first try saw Tommy Bryant slide off turn 4. Try number two had Evan Pardo spin in turn 4, while Chad Wilson tipped over in turn 3. Debris slowed the third attempt. Finally a clean lap with Brandon Berryman beating Chris Sweeney into turn 1. Sweeney tried low off turn 4, but it was former Gulf South champ, Berryman holding the point. Sweeney fell in line second pursued by another GS champ, Ray Allen Kulhanek, Covington and Mike Goodman. Travis Rilat made an early charge getting by Eric Baldacinni for sixth on lap 3. Sweeney got sideways, with Kulhanek
checking up allowing Covington to get by for second. Berryman was out to a good lead when John Ricketts spun in turn 1 for a lap 6 caution erasing Berryman’s advantage. When the green flew again Covington dove under Berryman in turn 1, slid up in turn 2 executing a classic slide job for the lead on lap 7.

Berryman, Goodman and Sweeney went three wide for second, with Berryman holding the position and Goodman up to third. Goodman then picked off Berryman for second on lap 8 only to have yellow wave for a spin by Kulhanek in turn 4. On the
restart Goodman had to repass Berryman for second, while Rilat and Baldacinni battled for fifth. Berryman retook second from Goodman, who began to slow, with Rilat getting past Sweeney for fourth which became third after Goodman rolled to stop in turn 2 for a yellow. Covington got a big jump as the race went back to green and Baldacinni trying to charge on top. Coming to halfway it was Covington stretching his lead over Berryman, Rilat, Sweeney with Baldacinni and Channin Tankersley side by side for fifth. Michael Lang spun off turn 4 collecting Brandon Corn with Cody Whitworth lightly tagging Corn trying to stop. Covington got away clean on the restart while Rilat pressured Berryman for second and Baldacinni took fourth Sweeney. With five to go Covington ran up on traffic, with Berryman and Rilat trying to reel him in. Covington, in the Oilfield Equipment &
Manufacturing, CG Martin Company, Keizer Wheels, T&L Foundry, Butler Built, Winters, DMI, Pro Shocks, Brodix, Factor 1, Besmar Race Engines, Triple X Chassis, cleared traffic and held his margin at the checkers.

White Wires IMCA Modified Main Starting straight up by points in all the IMCA Classes, the IMCA Modified feature shaped up to be a shootout between track and national points rivals Keith White and Chase Jupe. An early incident involving Jupe kept that from ever happening leaving the multi-time IMCA Southern Sportmod National Champion, virtually alone up front throughout the 20-lap race.

As the green waved on the 18-car field White was first into turn 1. Jupe got sideways off turn 2 stacking up the inside line with several cars making contact in the melee. Doyle Massa brought out a lap 1 caution with a spin in turn 3. The yellow
gave several drivers, including Jupe, the chance to pit and assess damage. Jupe tried to return, but finally pulled off before the
restart. White got away clean on the restart while Pat McGuire and last weeks winner, Ben Ketteman stayed side by side for second until McGuire finally secured the spot. As the top seven sorted out single file, Justin Radcliff, Justin Redmon and Ricky Kizer were three wide for eighth. Radcliff and Redmon then caught Dwayne Grantham trying three abreast for seventh on lap 6.

Radcliff’s run to the front ended on lap 8 with a flat right front and trip into the wall in turn 2. Back under green coming to the crossed flags it was White, McGuire, Ketteman, Keith Green and Steve MacIsaac in the top five. Grantham expired a motor with Joe Spillman slapping the wall behind him. Grantham rolled to the infield and Spillman soldiered on without caution. Ketteman and McGuire then began a battle for second as they swapped the spot Redmon slipped past MacIsaac for fifth. Making a charge from the back, Andrew Simmerman was next to put MacIsaac back a spot. As the white flag waved, White
had a ¾ straightaway lead and easily cruised on to the win the Traceys Auto Sales, Braka Operating, BSB Manufacturing, Belton Metals, Tubbs Paint & Body, Kempner Iron & Steel, TCI, Temple Iron & Metal, Extreme Graphics, racinwithneal.com, Stephenville Starter, CenTex Motorsports powered Hughes Chassis.

Green vs. Green for Gold in Sportmod Scramble
It was a family feud of sorts as the Green brothers, Kevin and TJ, battled it for the IMCA Southern Sportmod win. K. Green ed the first half of the 20-lapper, but lapped traffic gave TJ an opening to take over and lead the last half of the event in the Greens Automatic Transmissions, Hewitt Gun Shop, Lambs Muffler, Hewitt Pawn Shop, Du-All Contracting, Stewart Stainless,
Simpson Race Products, Outlaw Race Engines, TRE Chassis. The sibling rivalry began early with the Green boys leading the 16-car field to the green flag. K. Green outran TJ Green into turn 1 for the lead. TJ Green, Chris Cogburn, Ronnie Bell jr. and Randy Doyle fell in line behind the leader. Shelly Sakhnini brought out an early caution with a spin on lap 1. Once back to green again Sid Kiphen squirted through the middle of a three wide fight between he, Doyle and Bell. Kiphen spun on lap 2 and fell to the back, while Doyle got the black flag, ending his night. As the lead group came up on lapped traffic, Kenny Merritt spun in front of them. TJ Green was able get by K. Green for the lead, while Cogburn spun to the infield. The new top five at halfway was TJ Green, K. Green, Bell, Brandon Guerin and Cody Daniels. The two Green boys continue to dice through traffic, while Guerin and Bell were forced three wide around a slower car. Guerin and Bell were still wheel to wheel, as K. Green stayed on TJ Greens bumper. As the checkers waved TJ Green held off K. Green for the victory, with Guerin sneaking by Bell at the line for third. Gaunet Goes Green to Checkers for Hobby Honors Michael Gaunet wired the IMCA Hobby Stock feature with a flag to flag win in the 20-lap event. Gaunet built a lead while Jeremy Oliver, Andy Roller and Garrett Rawls who slugged it for second. In the waning laps Gaunet, in the Greens Automatic Transmissions, Lambs Muffler, South West Maintenance, Renschlers Automotive car, held off a challenge by Oliver for the victory.

Gaunet was out front first as the 18-car IMCA Hobby Stock field took the green. Behind him, Oliver, Roller and Rawls were three wide for second, with Oliver getting the spot. Shannon Dulock moved in the go three abreast with Roller and Rawls on lap 2. Oliver was pressuring Gaunet for the lead, with Roller and Dulock swapping third.

The battle up front ran into traffic with Oliver getting slowed by a lapped car, giving Gaunet breathing room until caution waved for debris on lap 9. On the restart Oliver got along side Gaunet, who held the point. Roller and Dulock continue to trade third until Dulock slapped the wall ending his night. Gaunet hung on to the top spot in the final laps for the win, while Jeremy
Wininger got by Rawls coming to the checkers.

The 15-lap Street Stock feature saw a great three car scramble up front between the Andrews, Greg and Doug, and Bobby Mercer. G. Andrews got the point early chased by Mercer, Ed Thompson, Lewis Blackwood and D. Andrews. D. Andrews quickly worked his way to third, while Mercer was challenging G Andrews for the lead.

David Khoury brought out a yellow on lap 8 when he broke and stopped in turn 4. On the restart D. Andrews snuck past both Mercer and G. Andrews who were battling between each other. Mercer and G. Andrews swapped second nearly lap for lap as they tried to keep pace with D. Andrews. At the checkers it was D. Andrews holding off G. Andrews for the win.

In the 15-lap Pure Stock feature Melvin Kemp jumped out front first trailed by Cody Shaw, Ryan Hopkins, Jeff Sheppard and Weston Glaser. Glaser, Hopkins and Sheppard were three wide for third with Glaser getting the spot. Tommy Honey, in a borrowed ride from Jack Jenkins, grabbed a top five spot getting by Kevin Smith. Honey and Sheppard made contact scrapping from fourth with Sheppard going around, and Honey receiving the black flag. Up front it was all Kemp as he motored away to the victory.

Anthony Simcik grabbed the early lead in the 15-lap Cruiser feature trailed by David Andrews, Russell Bullock and Jr. Jean. Andrews and Bullock were fighting for second when Simcik got loose off turn 2 giving Andrews a look inside. Simcik again had trouble, this time in turn 4, going around and giving up the lead to Andrews on lap 9. Bullock gave Andrews a run at the end but it was Andrews holding on for the win.

James Cochran jumped out front at the start of the 12-lap Twister feature, with Tommy Hultz working to second and Don Krahn third, with a four wide battle for fourth. Cochran and Hultz pulled away as Krahn retired early leaving John Fikes third. Hultz challenged the young Cochran who held steady. Fikes car gave up on the last lap from his top three spot. At the checkers it was the 13-year ol Cochran taking his first ever feature win.

Driver of the week, Jarrett Roberts picked up win number nine in the Jr. Mini Stock feature in dominating fashion. Kayleigh Kornegay and Jarrett Charnock made contact early sending Charnock around and Kornegay to the pits. This left Roberts alone out front. Alex DePalma and Taylor Florio gave chase, but had nothing for Roberts as the field separated out leaving Roberts cruising to the victory.

IMCA Lone Star Series/Sprint Series of Texas/Young Guns Shootout @ Heart o’ Texas

June 1st, 2011

(Elm Mott, Tx) After a regular Friday night race card honoring all members of the military and their families, Elm Mott’s Heart O’ Texas Speedway capped off the Memorial Day weekend with a special event night featuring the eighth race of nine for the IMCA Lone Star Series championship. The night’s action included a diverse field of racing action on the high-banked, 1/4 mile dirt track just north of Waco.

All four of the IMCA Classes were in action (Modifieds, Southern Sportmods, Stocks and Hobby’s), plus the winged warriors from the Sprint Series of Texas, and Young Guns Jr. Mini Stock Championship.

Before the evening’s race action Heart O’ Texas Speedway and the Vintage Texas Open Wheel group, paid tribute to a handful of their past heroes as they inducted 10 new members to their ‘Wall of Fame.’ This permanent structure is located behind the grandstands of the long time race facility that has been racing since 1955.

The track established the ‘Wall of Fame’ in 2010 with the first ten inductees that included, Gordon Woolley, Billy White, Henry Witt jr., J.T. Carpenter, Bud Jarosek, Joe Sturdivant, Bo Rawdon, Dale Breedlove, Eldon Dotson and Roy Ewing.

The afternoons festivities added, Morris Smiley, Jr. Ingram, Danny Randolph, Robert Pryor, Steve Stewart, Johnnie T. Barrett, Clarence Jackson, Pete LaPoint, Ray Rawdon and Hal Freeman

Howell Hustles to SST Honors
Jason Howell patiently worked his way up in the 20-lap Sprint Series of Texas main while Jimmy Allard and David Garland swapped the lead. Howell was into the top five by halfway and closed the distance during a red flag. Howell then picked off Allard, then Garland, taking the lead with two to go and eased away to take the checkers.

As green waved on the 20-car SST Feature Allard was first into tun 1 trailed by Gary Kelly, Bud Hannah, Carl Lamb and Garland. As the top five sorted out single file, the rest of the pack stayed side by side. Garland, working the top, got by Lamb and along side Hannah on lap 2. Once clear of Hannah, Garland ran down Kelly for second and took the spot on lap 6.

Yellow waved on lap 8 to slow the pace. On the restart Garland went back up top and led back to the line on lap 9, while Lamb got third from Hannah, and Howell cracked the top five. Allard, still plugging along on the bottom, retook the lead on lap 10. Hannah got sideways in turn 3 with Corey Minor spinning to avoid him and doing an easy tip over for a red flag.

Once back to green, Allard and Garland were wheel to wheel for the lead, with Howell getting third from Lamb. Garland inched past Alard for the top spot on lap 12, with Jerry Hammock making a big run up top to sixth. Allard tried to use the bottom to get the lead back, but couldn’t pull t off this time. Dustin Woods got fourth from Lamb on lap 13, with Hammock losing steam and spots.

With five to go, Howell was able to get past Allard for second and began his chase on Garland. Howell closed the gap catching Garland on lap 17 and taking a look inside. Howell stuck the nose under Garland and came out with the lead on lap 18. From there it was Howell, a former Heart o’ Texas winner, going on to take the win in the All Import Auto Parts, Graph-Tech Racing Graphics, Champion Dent Repair, H&H Race Engines, Maxim Chassis.

“This has been long weekend,” said Howell. “I didn’t think we were going to make it tonight after what happened last night. It’s great way to end the weekend. We tightened the car up after heats. With this wind it just glazes over these tracks. It’s hard to keep moisture in them. It was kind of follow the leader and the bottom and thought I’d test the waters up top. It started going forward so I just stayed up there.”

Hall of Fame induction, IMCA Lone Star Series highlight Memorial Weekend at Heart O’ Texas

May 28th, 2011

(WACO, Texas) – The traditional Memorial Weekend doubleheader at Heart O’ Texas Speed way will have added importance this year with the addition of the Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony and IMCA Lone Star Series event.

The second induction ceremony into the speedway’s Wall of Fame will be held Sunday, May 29 at 3 p.m. Ten influential participants in the 53-year history of the speedway will be enshrined on the wall along with last year’s inductees, who included Gordon Woolley, Bill White and J.T. Carpen ter.

The induction ceremony is free to the public and will include a vintage race car show hosted by the Texas Vintage Open Wheel organization.

The IMCA Texas Lone Star Series visits the speedway that evening along with the Sprint Series of Texas and Junior Mini Stock Shootout.

IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Smiley’s Racing Chassis Southern SportMods will be in action competing for all applicable IMCA points.

Gates open at 5 p.m. with races starting at 7 p.m. Grandstand prices are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, $3 for children 6-11 and children under 6 are free. Pit passes are $25.

The speedway will host Military Appreciation Night on Friday, May 27. All military personnel, along with their spouse and children, will receive free admission to the races on Friday. The race program includes Modifieds, SportMods, Hobby Stocks, Street Stocks, pure stocks, cruisers, junior mini stocks, twisters and mini sprints. Racing gets under way at 8 p.m.

More information on these events is posted on the www.heartotexspeedway.com website. Point standings after the first seven series events are:

Gustin goes home with USMTS hardware at Heart O’ Texas Speedway

May 8th, 2011

(ELM MOTT, Texas) – After rain wiped out plans for the inaugural USMTS event at the Heart O’ Texas Speedway each of the last two seasons, the third time was the charm as Mother Nature delivered a picture-perfect day for racing Thursday.

Forty-three of the nation’s fastest and most furious Modified drivers descended on Gene Adamcik’s quarter-mile clay oval near Waco, Texas, and delivered an exciting night of racing for the throng of fans who had waited patiently for three years.

The event was first rained-out on May 3, 2009, and at that time Ryan Gustin was just 18 years old and had just won his first and only USMTS Casey’s General Stores National Tour powered by Swan Energy a few months earlier.

Gustin found his way back to victory lane again Thursday night, but this time for his sixth win of the season and 30th USMTS triumph in his young career.

After five heat races that clicked off without a single caution flag, Sean Jones was the AFCO Pole Award winner by earning the most passing points and then redrew the pole position for the start of the 40-lap WIX Filters “A” Main.

Jones jumped out to a four-car-length bulge in just one lap and paced the field of 26 starters through the first seven laps. Meanwhile, Rodney Sanders worked his way into second before Gustin grabbed the second spot away just before the race’s first caution.

On the restart, Jones again maintained the top spot with Gustin and Sanders giving chase, but after just one more lap Jones’ crate-powered machine veered off the track in turn 1 and came to a halt atop the embankment in turn 2, bringing out the second yellow flag.

With Jones dropping from first to last for the next restart, Gustin was in control but Sanders, 21, kept the 20-year-old Gustin within striking distance. The leaders encountered lapped traffic on lap 27 and Sanders closed in on Gustin.

With 10 laps to go, Gustin went to the high side while Sanders dove to the bottom as the two attempted to split the lapped car of Rory Jordan. As they exited turn 4, Gustin completed the pass but Jordan and Sanders made contact which sent Sanders head-on into an inside tire barrier.

The incident brought out the final caution of the race with Jimmy Ray, 13th-starting Jason Hughes and 19th-starting Johnny Scott sitting second, third and fourth behind Gustin for the restart.

Despite owning nine wins in the sixteen previous feature races so far this season, Hughes and Scott were unable to mount a challenge for the lead. However, Ray pressured Gustin in every turn for the remainder of the contest but had to settle for the runner-up paycheck at the finish line.

Hughes and Scott held on for third and fourth, respectively, while Shane Hebert climbed all the way to fifth after starting 25th and earned the Mesilla Valley Transportation Hard Charger Award.

Brad Doherty finished sixth, Jason Grimes grabbed the seventh spot, Keith Green was eighth, Jones rebounded to finish ninth and Heart O’ Texas Speedway track points leader Chase Jupe rounded out the top-10.

The win, worth $2,000, moved Gustin into the points lead in the Day Motor Sports Southwest Region after four completed events. Scott is second, followed by Hughes, Sanders, Kelly Shryock, Bobby Malchus, Hebert, Bryan Rowland, Ray and Dereck Ramirez.

Shryock struggled in the USMTS main event, but still took home a trophy as he drove Shannon “Slider” Young’s SLY1 to victory in the 20-lap HotMod feature race.

Action moves to the Cowtown Speedway in Kennedale, Texas on Friday night for another $2,000-to-win contest. Hughes finished fourth in the last USMTS event at “The Fastest Little Dirt Track in Texas” in 2008 while three Cowtown locals – George White, Bryan Sugg and Glenn Leuschner – successfully defended their home turf and claimed the top three spots.

Pit gates will open at 4 p.m., grandstands open at 5, hot laps are at 6:30 and the green flag waves at 7 p.m. Also on the racing card will be Limited Mods and Bombers/Hobby Stocks.

The Cowtown Speedway is a quarter-mile high-banked clay oval located off of I-20 at exit 442-A, then 1.7 miles southeast on Mansfield Hwy., then 1.4 miles southwest on New Hope Rd. For day-of-race information, call 817-478-9952 or check out www.cowtownspeedway.com on the World Wide Web.

On Saturday night, May 7, the scene will be Virgil Page’s Lake Country Speedway in Ardmore, Okla., with racing slated for 8 p.m. The Lake Country Speedway is a 3/8-mile semi-banked clay oval located just off of I-35 at exit 29, then 0.7 mile east on US 70, then 1.8 miles south on US 77. For race day information, call 580-220-7565 or visit www.lakecountryspeedwayok.com online.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also follow the USMTS on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and YouTube.

Sheets Scores HOT Win

May 5th, 2009

ELM MOTT–  Johnny Sheets from Gatesville was the class of the IMCA modified field Friday night at the Heart O’ Texas Speedway.  Sheets won the feature followed by Pat McGuire from Belton and Wesley Dulock from West. 

Brandon Stewart from Academy was uncatchable in the IMCA SportMod feature.   Mark McDaniel from Elm Mott  was second and Zack Zaidle from Eddy finished third. Chris Cogburn from Robinson was first in the IMCA hobby stock feature.  He was followed by Shannon Dulock from Axtell and Melvin Burrows from Gatesville.

Doug Andrews from Elm Mott made it two in a row by winning the street stock feature over Ed Thompson from Waco and Tommy Kirkpatrick from Elm Mott. Jeff Shepperd from Waco took advantage of car problems for race leader, Tommy Honey from Waco, to snatch the pure stock feature win.  Melvin Kemp Jr. and Greg Andrews, also from Waco, ran second and third.

William Dean from Elm Mott topped the crusier field to win the feature over Jeff Woodruff and the father/son team of Mike and Michael Van Cleave. Cory Kreder from Elm Mott, Cheyenne Reese from Hillsboro, and John Alvarado from Riesel were the top three finishers in the junior mini stock feature. James Barber from Bellmead, Corey Homan from Oglesby, and Dylan Smith from Riesel
finished in the top three spots in the Texas twister race. Jeb Sessums from Hillsboro took home the win in the Brazos mini stock feature.  Coy Jorden took second, and Sessums’ sister Sasha was third.

Kids’ Bicycle Race winners ranged in age from 1 to 12+.

The United States Modified Tour Series is hosting a race on Sunday, May 3.  IMCA SportMods will also be on the program along with the Brazos mini sprints.  This is not an IMCA sanctioned event.  Racing will begin at 6:00 P.M. 

Next Friday, IMCA modified, IMCA SportMod, IMCA hobby stock, street stock, pure stock, cruiser, junior mini stock, and Texas twisters will be competing along with a visit from the Texas Wing Modifieds.  Gates open at 6:00 P.M. and racing begins at 8:00 P.M.  Check our website at www.heartotexspeedway.com for additional information.

Stone Earns HOT Win

April 29th, 2009

ELM MOTT—Kenny Stone from Temple was the fastest of the fast in the IMCA modified feature Friday night at the Heart O’ Texas Speedway with a win over Keith Green from Robinson and Keith White from Academy.

Sid Kiphen picked up his first IMCA SportMod feature win of the year.  Kevin Green from Robinson and Mark McDaniel from Elm Mott followed in second and third.

Shannon Dulock from Axtell, Andy Roller from Waco, and Michael Guenat from Robinson were the top three in the IMCA hobby stock feature.

Doug Andrews from Waco took over the lead in turn four of the last lap to win the street stock feature.  Mark Geurin from Whitney was a close second and Tommy Kirkpatrick from Elm Mott took third.

A pair of Andrews worked their way to the front of the pure stock feature with Greg Andrews from Waco taking first, David Andrews from Bellmead placed second, and Jeff Shepperd from Elm Mott ran third.

Heath Zucha and passenger, J.J. Jenkins, from Waco won the cruiser feature with Gordon Coble from Lago Vista in second and Martin Quiram from Hubbard in third.

Alex Norris from Elm Mott won the junior mini stock feature trailed by Corbin Suggs from West and Jordan Kornegay from China Spring.

The Texas twister top three were Chris Wilson from Waco, James Barber from Bellmead, and Corey Homan from Oglesby.

Eddie Gremela won the feature in the visiting Texas Wing Modified main event. Ritchie Robins and David Suggs were second and third.

Next Friday the Brazos mini sprints will be running along with IMCA modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA hobby stock, street stock, pure stock, cruiser, junior mini stock, and Texas twisters.  The first Kids’ Bicycle Race of the season is also scheduled.  Gates open at 6:00 P.M. and races begin at 8:00 P.M.

The United States Touring Modified Series will hold its inaugural event at the Speedway on Sunday, May 3.  IMCA SportMods and Brazos Mini Sprints will also be competing.  Racing begins at 6:00 P.M.

Check our website at www.heartotexspeedway.com for additional details.

Races canceled at Heart O’ Texas Speedway for Friday, March 27

March 27th, 2009

The race program scheduled for Friday, March 27, 2009, at the Heart O’ Texas Speedway has been canceled.

Next Friday, April 3, the ASCS North Texas Sprints will be running along with heats and features for IMCA modified, IMCA SportMod, and IMCA hobby stock. Features only will be run by street stock, pure stock, cruiser, junior mini stock, and Texas Twisters.

The Easter Basket Giveaway is on tap for April 10!?

Mary Adamcik
Heart O' Texas Speedway

Mercer Wins at Hot

March 22nd, 2009

ELM MOTT—Bobby Mercer Jr. from China Spring won a side by side battle with Sid Kiphen from Gatesville to take the IMCA SportMod feature win Friday night at the Heart O’ Texas Speedway.

 

Keith Green from Robinson won a five-car, hard-charging mêlée to take the top honors in the IMCA modified feature.  J.P. Dowell from Killeen, Keith White from Academy, Benji Kirkpatrick from Elm Mott, and Justin Radcliff from China Spring constantly changed positions to round out the top five.

 

Chris Cogburn from Robinson paced the IMCA hobby stock field to win the feature over Shannon Dulock from Axtell and Ray Kemp Jr. from Riesel.

 

Paul Bolfing from Waco topped the street stock class followed by Sam Sovey from Waco and Tommy Kirkpatrick from Elm Mott.

 

David Andrews and Paul Bolfing exchanged the lead throughout the pure stock feature before Andrews prevailed for the win.

 

Other winners were Heath Zucha and passenger J.J. Jenkins from Waco in cruisers, Corbin Suggs from Elm Mott in junior mini stocks, Corey Homan from Oglesby in the Texas twisters.

 

Trevor Reed from Waco won the Brazos Mini Sprint feature in the stock class.  Tony Smith from Liberty Hill was the top finisher in the Outlaw class, and Gar ron Brimmer from Desoto had the best finish in the Restrictor class.

 

Next week the Texas Wing Modifieds will make their season debut at the Speedway.  IMCA modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA hobby stocks, street stocks, pure stocks, cruisers, junior mini stocks, and Texas twisters will also be competing.  Gates openat 6:00 P.M. and racing begins at 8:00 P.M.  Check for more information at www.heartotexspeedway.com

 

Coming Events

March 27, 2009 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Texas Winged Modifieds

 

April 3, 2009 Friday 8:00 P.M. All Classes. Features only for Street Stock, Pure Stock, Cruisers, Junior Mini Stocks & Twisters + ASCS Sprint Cars (North Texas)

 

April 10, 2009 Good Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Texas Winged Modifieds & Easter Basket Giveaway

 

April 17, 2009 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Brazos Mini Sprints

 

April 24, 2009 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Texas Winged Modifieds

 

May 1, 2009 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Brazos Mini Sprints and Kids’ Bicycle Races

HOT Season Champs Crowned

September 28th, 2008
ELM MOTT—Season champions were determined in all classes during the final race of
the 2008 point season Friday night at the Heart O' Texas Speedway.

P.J. Egbert from Copperas Cove claimed the feature win along with the championship
in the IMCA modified class.

Keith White from Academy topped a field of 31 cars for the feature win and the
season championship in the IMCA SportMod class.

Axtell driver, Shannon Dulock, also picked up both the feature win and the season
championship in the IMCA hobby stock class.

Mark Geurin from Whitney took home the winner’s trophy in the street stock feature,
but fourth place finisher, Jason Gauntt from Elm Mott, won the street stock
championship.

Melvin Kemp Jr. from Waco won the pure stock feature.  Season champ for this class
is Jeffrey Shepperd from Waco.

The team of Heath Zucha and J.J. Jenkins won the final cruiser feature of the point
season.  Jeff Woodruff from Elm Mott finished third but earned the class
championship.

Dillon Payne from Hillsboro took the win in the junio
r mini stock feature.  Garret Rawls from China Spring finished second in the race
but first in points to take the championship.

Owners, pit crew members, mechanics, wives, and girlfriends had a chance to test
their driving skills in the Owners’/Mechanics’ and Powder Puff races. 
Owners’/Mechanics’ winners were:  Junior Mini Stock – Jeremy Oliver; Cruiser – James
Thatcher; Pure Stock – Terry Kenan; Street Stock – Steve Barton; IMCA Hobby Stock –
Joey Foote; IMCA SportMod – Jonathan Beard; IMCA Modified – B.J. Dulock.  Powder
Puff winners were:  Cruiser – J.J. Jenkins; Pure Stock – Dena Holder; Street Stock –
Ginger Geurin; Hobby & Junior Mini Stock – Jana Payne.

The annual post season Fall Classic is scheduled for October 23-25.  Thursday, Oct.
23 will be a practice night.  Racing action begins on Friday, October 24, and
continues on Saturday, October 25.  Check our website at www.heartotexspeedway.com
for complete details.

Coming Events
October 23, 2008 Thursday 7:00 P.M. Practice
October 24, 2008 Friday   8:00 P.M. Fall Classic
October 25, 2008 Saturday 6:00 P.M. Fall Classic
December 5, 2008 Friday   7:00 P.M. Awards Banquet

By Mary Adamcik

Egbert Gets HOT Win

September 24th, 2008

ELM MOTT—Trevor Egbert from Salado won the fast, non-stop IMCA modified feature Friday at the Heart O' Texas Speedway.  Johnny Sheets from Gatesville finished second and G.W. Egbert from Belton ran third.

Chris Cogburn from Robinson took top honors in the IMCA SportMod feature.  Visiting drivers, Matt Mueller from Stamford and Steve Hayes from Eastland, rounded out the top three.

Nathan Sodek from Temple won the IMCA hobby stock feature followed by David Bizzonnette from Stephenville and Chris Cogburn.

Brandon Geurin from Whitney topped the street stock field winning the feature race over Ed Thompson and Doug Andrews, both from Waco.

Wade White won the highly competitive pure stock feature.  Fellow Wacoans David Andrews and Jack Jenkins settled for second and third.

Jeff Williams took the cruiser feature over William Dean and Jeff Woodruff.

Garret Rawls from China Spring, Dillon Payne from Hillsboro, and Jordan Kornegay from China Spring were the top three finishers in the junior mini stock feature.

Next week is the final point race for the 2008 racing season.  IMCA modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA hobby stock, street stocks, pure stocks, cruisers, and junior mini stocks will run features only.  Features in all classes will be lined up by total points.  Owners’/Mechanics’ races and Powder Puff races will also allow non-racers a chance to have a little seat time on the track.  The registration deadline for these races was September 19.  Gates will open at 6:00 P.M. and races will begin at 8:00 P.M.  The annual Fall Classic on October 23-25 is the final event scheduled for the year.  Check www.heartotexspeedway.com for more information.

Egbert Gets HOT Win

September 21st, 2008

ELM MOTT—Trevor Egbert from Salado won the fast, non-stop IMCA modified feature Friday at the Heart O' Texas Speedway.  Johnny Sheets from Gatesville finished second and G.W. Egbert from Belton ran third.

Chris Cogburn from Robinson took top honors in the IMCA SportMod feature.  Visiting drivers, Matt Mueller from Stamford and Steve Hayes from Eastland, rounded out the top three.

Nathan Sodek from Temple won the IMCA hobby stock feature followed by David Bizzonnette from Stephenville and Chris Cogburn.

Brandon Geurin from Whitney topped the street stock field winning the feature race over Ed Thompson and Doug Andrews, both from Waco.

Wade White won the highly competitive pure stock feature.  Fellow Wacoans David Andrews and Jack Jenkins settled for second and third.

Jeff Williams took the cruiser feature over William Dean and Jeff Woodruff.

Garret Rawls from China Spring, Dillon Payne from Hillsboro, and Jordan Kornegay from China Spring were the top three finishers in the junior mini stock feature.

Next week is the final point race for the 2008 racing season.  IMCA modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA hobby stock, street stocks, pure stocks, cruisers, and junior mini stocks will run features only.  Features in all classes will be lined up by total points.  Owners’/Mechanics’ races and Powder Puff races will also allow non-racers a chance to have a little seat time on the track.  The registration deadline for these races was September 19.  Gates will open at 6:00 P.M. and races will begin at 8:00 P.M.  The annual Fall Classic on October 23-25 is the final event scheduled for the year.  Check www.heartotexspeedway.com for more information.

Egbert Takes HOT Win

September 14th, 2008

ELM MOTT—G.W. Egbert from Belton picked up the IMCA  modified feature win from a full field of racers Friday night at the Heart O’ Texas Speedway.  Benji Kirkpatrick from Elm Mott ran second, and Trevor Egbert from Salado was third.

Kevin Green from Robinson led Keith White from Academy and Dean Abbey from Comanche to the finish line in the IMCA SportMod feature.

Markiss Harcrow from West won the IMCA hobby stock feature followed by David Bizzonette from Stephenville and Nathan Sodek from Temple.

The street stock feature win went to Brandon Geurin from Whitney.  David Khoury and Ed Thompson from Waco followed in second and third.

Jerry Whatley, Melvin Kemp Jr., and David Andrews were the top three pure stock feature finishers.

The team of Heath Zucha/J.J. Jenkins from Waco took home the cruiser winner’s trophy with Jeff Woodruff from Elm Mott in second and Mike and Michael Van Cleave in third.

Dillon Payne from Hillsboro, Garret Rawls from China Spring, and Brandon Kreder from Elm Mott finished one, two, and three in the junior mini stock feature.

Texas Wing Modified winners were David Williams from Meredian in first, Ronnie Reese from Hillsboro in second, and Ritchie Robins from Lorena in third.

Next Friday’s regular race20program for IMCA modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA hobby stocks, street stocks, pure stocks, cruisers, and junior mini stocks will also include the Kids’ Silver Rush sponsored by Lake Air Pool Supply.  Kids will gather as many coins as possible from the front straightaway.  Gates open at 6:00 P.M. and races begin at 8:00 P.M.  Check www.heartotexspeedway.com for more information.

IMCA Nationals at HOT

September 9th, 2008

Jacob Pirkle from Midlothian took an outside line to second place ahead of Robinson’s T.J. Green, who finished third. The Race of Champions was won by Cary Stephens from Bells. Tommy Davis Jr. from Wills Point won a new transmission from TCI, one of the race sponsors.

In other actions, Ralph Wren won the Brazos mini sprint feature and David Suggs from West earned the Texas wing modified feature win.

Next Friday will be a regular race program for IMCA modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA hobby stock, street stock, pure stock, cruiser, and junior mini stocks along with a return visit by the Texas wing modifieds. Races start at 8:00 P.M. Check our website at www.heartotexspeedway.com for more information.

Remaining Events
September 12 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Texas Winged Modifieds
September 19 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Kids’ Silver Rush
September 26 Friday 8:00 P.M. Final Point Night for ALL Classes–Features only
+ Mechanics’/Owners’ Race and Powder Puff Race

October 23 Thursday 7:00 P.M. Practice
October 24 Friday 8:00 P.M. Fall Classic
October 25 Saturday 6:00 P.M. Fall Classic
December 5 Friday 7:00 P.M. Awards Banquet

First Leg of IMCA Nationals at HOT

September 8th, 2008

Following a draw of the top finishers, the first six drivers will be: 1. #5C—Chris Cogburn, Robinson; 2. #1—Keith White, Academy; 3. #55—T.J. Green, Robinson; 4. #971—Benji Kirkpatrick, Elm Mott; 5. #66—Johnny Torres, San Antonio; and 6. #35—Jeff Emerson, Sherman. The remaining drivers will have another chance to earn a spot in the Championship with more heats and B-mains. The Saturday Night Race of Champions for the top driver in points from each IMCA track that held at least 10 sanctioned events will be eligible.

Street stocks, pure stocks, cruisers, and junior mini stocks also competed in a
point race on Friday. Feature winners were Tommy Kirkpatrick from Elm Mott in
street stock, Jeff Shepperd from Waco in pure stock; Mike and Michael Van Cleave from Bellmead in Cruiser, and Garret Rawls from China Spring in junior mini stock.

Brazos Mini Sprints and Texas Wing Modifieds will also be competing on Saturday. Gates open at 6:00 P.M. and racing begins at 8:00 P.M.

Remaining Events
September 6, 2008 Saturday 8:00 P.M. IMCA Southern SportMods Nationals (I.M.C.A. Bonus Point Race)+ Brazos Mini Sprints and Texas Winged Modifieds

September 12, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Texas Winged Modifieds

September 19, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Kids’ Silver Rush

September 26, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Final Point Night for ALL Classes–Features only + Mechanics’/Owners’ Race and Powder Puff Race

October 23, 2008 Thursday 7:00 P.M. Practice

October 24, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Fall Classic

October 25, 2008 Saturday 6:00 P.M. Fall Classic

December 5, 2008 Friday 7:00 P.M. Awards Banquet

Fourth Annual IMCA Southern Sportmod Nationals @ Heart O’ Texas Speedway

September 7th, 2008

After paring the field of 60+ cars down through heats and B-mains, the quickest 24 cars of the night the field was set for the 20 A-qualifier, which would send the top six to Big A-Main on Saturday night.

White Outrun Field for A-qualifier Win Current IMCA SSM points leader, Keith White used patience and track experience to find his way around early leader, Benji Kirkpatrick at halfway. White then easily cruised away from the field on his way to the win.

As green waved on the 24-car, 20-lap A-qualifier Kirkpatrick got the jump on Chris Cogburn going into turn 1 for the lead. White moved along side Cogburn as they ran side by side for second. Once White cleared, Cogburn then squeezed down in front of T J Green. Jacob Pirkle got by Mark McDaniel on lap 4 for sixth, followed by Jeff Emerson to seventh a lap later.

Chase Jupe spun himself out from a top ten spot on lap 6 as he tried to avoid
contact with McDaniel. Scotty Wallace spun to avoid Jupe, with both able to continue without caution. On lap 8 White began to take a look on the high side of Kirkpatrick for the lead. White got along side Kirkpatrick on lap 9 and was able to ease out front at halfway with, Kirkpatrick, Cogburn, T J Green, Johnny Torres and Pirkle holding down the top six transfer spots.

Once White cleared, he quickly began to pull away, while making a charge forward was Emerson. Using the high side, that no one else was trying, Emerson worked his way past Greg Atwood for seventh. Staying in the top lane, Emerson then got along side Pirkle for the final transfer spot. After going three wide past a lapped car, Emerson got the spot.

Up front White was increasing his margin, while Emerson got along side and by J. Torres on lap 17. Emerson then challenged T J Green for fourth in the final laps. As the white flag waved, White had built a huge lead over Kirkpatrick, with Emerson getting by Green. At the checkers it was White in the Tracy’s Auto Sales, Belton Pipe & Steel, Braka Operating, All-Tex Cabling, Amsoil, Tubbs Paint & Body, TCI, Big Chief Chassis taking the win.

Herring Win Sprint Feature at HOT

September 4th, 2008

John Heffelfinger from Waco won a close street stock feature over Greg Andrews from Waco and Tommy Kirkpatrick from Elm Mott.

Mike Watkins from held of fellow Wacoan Timmy Kemp, Jeffrey Shepperd, and David
Andrews for the pure stock win in another close race.

Jeff Williams from Waco took the checkered flag ahead of William Dean from Elm Mott and Jr. Jean from Blum in the cruiser feature.

Visiting junior mini stock, Chris Miller, from Kaufman, won the feature race over China Spring drivers, Garret Rawls and Jordan Kornegay.

The Speedway will be hosting three days of IMCA Southern SportMod Nationals staring with a practice session from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Thursday, September 4. Friday, September 5, will be a regular race program for street stocks, pure stocks, cruisers, and junior mini stocks along with heats, B-features, and a qualifying A-feature for the SportMods. Saturday, September 6, will include heats, B-features, and the Championship feature for the SportMods, the Race of Champions for the top drivers in point standings at tracks having at least 10 sanctioned events this season, and heat and features for Brazos mini sprints and Texas Wing Modifieds. Gates open at 6:00 P.M. on Friday and at
5:00 P.M. on Saturday. Check www.heartotexspeedway.com for more information on
times and admission prices.

Remaining Events
September 4, 2008 Thursday 7:00 P.M. Practice
September 5, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. IMCA Southern SportMods Nationals + Regular race program for Street Stock, Pure Stock, Cruisers, and Junior Mini Stock.
September 6, 2008 Saturday 8:00 P.M. IMCA Southern SportMods Nationals (I.M.C.A. Bonus Point Race)+ Brazos Mini Sprints and Texas Winged Modifieds
September 12, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Texas Winged Modifieds
September 19, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Kids’ Silver Rush
September 26, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Final Point Night for ALL Classes–Features only + Mechanics’/Owners’ Race and Powder Puff Race
October 23, 2008 Thursday 7:00 P.M. Practice
October 24, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Fall Classic
October 25, 2008 Saturday 6:00 P.M. Fall Classic
December 5, 2008 Friday 7:00 P.M. Awards Banquet

Geurin Gets HOT Win

September 1st, 2008

Keith White from Academy went to Victory Lane in his new IMCA modified car ahead of a 26 car field. Andrew Simmerman from Evant finished second and Benji Kirkpatrick from Elm Mott was third.

Chris Cogburn from Robinson ran strong the entire IMCA SportMod feature at claimed the win over Kevin Green from Robinson and Keith White.

Michael Robertson from McGregor topped the IMCA hobby stock class with a feature win over Nathan Sodek from Temple and Shannon Dulock from Axtell.

Timmy Kemp from Waco earned the pure stock feature win. Fellow Waco drivers, Jeff Shepperd and Wade White, followed in second and third.

Jeff Woodruff from Elm Mott won the cruiser feature with Heath Zucha/J.J. Jenkins from Waco in second and Mike and Michael Van Cleave from Bellmead in third.

Dillon Payne from Hillsboro, along with Jordan Kornegay and Garret Rawls from China Spring, were the top three in the junior mini stock feature race.

Jeb Sessums from Burleson covered the field in the Cowtown/Heart O’ Texas Mini
Sprint Shootout. D.J. Estes, Jr. from Mansfield raced to second place, and Tyler Russell from Hillsboro ran third.

The second leg of the Labor Day Weekend double-header will run Sunday, August 31. The Sprint Series of Texas will be featured. A point race with heats and features for street stock and pure stocks and features only for cruisers and junior mini stock is also on the program. Gates open at 6:00 P.M. and racing begins at 8:00 P.M. Check www.heartotexspeedway.com for more schedule information.

Remaining Events
August 31, 2008 Sunday 8:00 P.M. Point race for Street Stock, Pure Stock, Cruiser, and Junior Mini Stock + Sprint Series of Texas (Non-Wing Race)

September 4, 2008 Thursday 7:00 P.M. Practice
September 5, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. IMCA Southern SportMods Nationals + Regular race program for Street Stock, Pure Stock, Cruisers, and Junior Mini Stock.

September 6, 2008 Saturday 8:00 P.M. IMCA Southern SportMods Nationals (I.M.C.A. Bonus Point Race)+ Brazos Mini Sprints and Texas Winged Modifieds

September 12, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Texas Winged Modifieds

September 19, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Kids’ Silver Rush

September 26, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Final Point Night for ALL Classes–Features only + Mechanics’/Owners’ Race and Powder Puff Race

October 23, 2008 Thursday 7:00 P.M. Practice
October 24, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Fall Classic
October 25, 2008 Saturday 6:00 P.M. Fall Classic

December 5, 2008 Friday 7:00 P.M. Awards Banquet

Rilat Wins ASCS Sprint Race at HOT

August 25th, 2008

P.J. Egbert from Copperas Cove worked his way to the front of the pack to win the IMCA modified feature ahead of Kenny Stone from Troy and Mike Hathcock from Venus.

Keith White returned to Victory Lane after winning the IMCA SportMod feature
followed by Jacob Pirkle from Midlothian and Chase Jupe from West. Point leader, Jason Gauntt from Elm Mott, won the street stock feature with Brandon
Geurin from Whitney in second and Ed Thompson from Waco in third.

Timmy Kemp took over the lead midway through the pure stock feature and went on to win over Wade White and Jack Jenkins, all from Waco.

Nathan Sodek from Temple won a six car battle for the IMCA hobby stock feature win. Chris Cogburn from Robinson settled for second and Shannon Dulock from Axtell was third.

Mike and Michael Van Cleave from Bellmead, James and Linda Wills from Axtell, and William Dean from Elm Mott were the top three in the cruiser feature.

The top three finishers in the junior mini stock feature were Garret Rawls and Jordan Kornegay from China Spring and Brent Mayfield from Waco.

Next weekend will be a double header with IMCA modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA hobby stocks, street stocks, pure stocks, cruisers, junior mini stocks, and the
Cowtown/Waco mini sprint shootout on Friday night. Sunday night will be a point night for street stocks, pure stocks, cruisers, and junior mini stocks along with a visit from the Sprint Series of Texas in a non-wing race. Gates open at 6:00 P.M. and racing begins at 8:00 P.M. both nights. Check www.heartotexspeedway.com for additional information.

Coming Events
August 29, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Cowtown/Waco Mini Sprints

August 31, 2008 Sunday 8:00 P.M. Point race for Street Stock, Pure Stock, Cruiser, and Junior Mini Stock + Sprint Series of Texas (Non-Wing Race)

September 4, 2008 Thursday 7:00 P.M. Practice

September 5, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. IMCA Southern SportMods Nationals + Regular race program for Street Stock, Pure Stock, Cruisers, and Junior Mini Stock.

September 6, 2008 Saturday 8:00 P.M. IMCA Southern SportMods Nationals (I.M.C.A. Bonus Point Race)+ Brazos Mini Sprints and Texas Winged Modifieds

Annual ASCS Sooner vs. Gulf South Shootout This Weekend!

August 23rd, 2008

On Friday night, the ASCS Gulf South forces take on the ASCS Sooner Region
contenders at Waco’s Heart O’ Texas Speedway. Then on Saturday night, the Gulf
South vs. Sooner Shootout hits the famed Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX, for the sixth consecutive year.

Both of this weekend’s events offer up a $2,000 winner’s share.

While Regional bragging rights are on the line, both Regional titles are hanging in the balance as well.

Tulsa’s Brian McClelland is trying to close in on a second consecutive American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region title, while three-time Gulf South points runner-up Greg Rilat is trying to put the series championship away for the first time.

McCelland enters the weekend ahead of Grahama, TX, shoe Kolt Walker, who has cut the gap to just 29 points with a handful of events remaining including this weekend’s double. Oklahoma City’s Joe Wood, Jr., is third in ASCS Sooner points, with Glenpool, OK, racer Matt Covington and Lawton’s Michael Brown rounding out the top five.

With eight ASCS Gulf South events remaining, veteran Texas City shoe Greg Rilat
holds a 34-point lead over 2006 series champion Gary Watson of Beaumont, with
defending champion Brandon Berryman of Missouri City, TX, just another four points back in third. Chris Sweeney of Channelview and Tommy Bryant of Conroe round out the current top five.

While Sooner Region contenders have dominated victory lane in past Shootout action, Berryman broke through to become the first Gulf South regular to reach victory lane in last year’s event at Heart O’ Texas Speedway. Louisiana’s Jason Johnson topped last year’s Gulf South vs. Sooner event at Devil’ s Bowl Speedway.

Both nights of racing action are slated to get under way at 8:00 p.m.

The semi-banked, 1/3-mile Heart O’ Texas Speedway clay oval is located in Waco, TX, off I-35 Exit 343, then 0.6 miles north on east frontage road. For more information, contact the track at 254-829-2294.

The ½-mile high-banked Devil’s Bowl Speedway clay oval is located six miles east of Dallas’ Loop I-635 on US 80, then three miles south on Lawson Road. For more information, contact the track at 972-222-2421.

The ASCS Gulf South Region is set for 23 nights of racing action at ten different tracks throughout Texas and Louisiana in 2008.

The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region is slated for 20 nights of racing action at ten different tracks throughout Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas in 2008.

The nation’s most prominent Sprint Car sanctioning body with a dozen different
Regions throughout the United States in addition to the O’Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour National series, the American Sprint Car Series’ (ASCS) 17th year of activity will include approximately 250 nights of racing at more than 100 different race tracks throughout 28 different states and Canada.

Past ASCS Gulf South vs. Sooner Region Shootout Winners at Heart O’ Texas Speedway: 8/31/07 – Brandon Berryman 7/21/06 – Jason Johnson

Past ASCS Gulf South vs. Sooner Region Shootout Winners at Devil’s Bowl Speedway: 9/1/07 – Jason Johnson 7/22/06 – Larry Neighbors 7/16/05 – Kevin Ramey 10/16/04 – Kevin Ramey 7/12/03 – Kevin Ramey

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at
www.ascsracing.com.

Harcrow Gets First HOT Win

August 18th, 2008

Benji Kirkpatrick from Elm Mott made it three in a row with his IMCA modified
feature win. P.J. Egbert from Copperas Cove and Johnny Sheets from Gatesville
followed.

Chris Cogburn from Robinson won the IMCA SportMod feature over Keith White from
Academy and Robert Black from Hallsburg.

Jason Honey from Waco led the street stock field to Victory lane with Doug Andrews from Waco and Brandon Geurin from Whitney in second and third.

Point leader, Jeff Shepperd added another pure stock feature win to his season
record. Timmy Kemp from Waco ran second and Michael Votaw from Whitney came in
third.

The team of Heath Zucha and J.J. Jenkins from Waco won the cruiser feature. Jeff Woodruff from Elm Mott placed second, and Mike and Michael Van Cleave from Bellmead were third.

Corbin Suggs from West, Garret Rawls from China Spring, and Brandon Kreder from Elm Mott were the top three junior mini stock finishers.

Ralph Wren was the first outlaw Brazos mini sprint to reach the checkered flag. Chipper Wood was the first stock BMS driver acr
oss the finish line, and Jacob Gilliam was the restrictor BMS finisher.

Next Friday night marks the much anticipated return of the ASCS Gulf South/Sooner Region sprint car race. IMCA modifieds, IMCA SportMods, and IMCA hobby stocks will run both heats and features. Street stocks, pure stocks, cruisers, and junior mini stocks will run features only. Admission will be $15.00 for the grandstands. Gates open at 6:00 P.M. and racing begins at 8:00 P.M. Check out www.heartotexspeedway.com for more information and prices.

Coming Events
August 22, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. ASCS Gulf South/Sooner Region Sprint Car Race + Heats and Features for: I.M.C.A. Modified, I.M.C.A. SportMod, I.M.C.A. Hobby Stock. Features only for: Street Stock, Pure Stock, Cruiser, and Junior Mini Stock

August 29, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Cowtown/Waco Mini Sprints

August 31, 2008 Sunday 8:00 P.M. Point race for Street Stock, Pure Stock, Cruiser, and Junior Mini Stock + Sprint Series of Texas (Non-Wing Race)

September 4, 2008 Thursday 7:00 P.M. Practice
September 5, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. IMCA Southern SportMods Nationals + Regular race program for Street Stock, Pure Stock, Cruisers, and Junior Mini Stock.

September 6, 2008 Saturday 8:00 P.M. IMCA Southern SportMods Nationals (I.M.C.A. Bonus Point Race)+20Brazos Mini Sprints and Texas Winged Modifieds

Kirkpatrick Win Memorial Race at HOT

August 12th, 2008

Kenny Ware from Belton held off the IMCA SportMod field to win the feature.
Following were T.J. Green from Robinson and Scott Tacker from West.

Nathan Sodek from Temple won the IMCA hobby stock feature over fellow front runners Shannon Dulock from Axtell and Charles Cosper from Belton.

Brandon Geurin from Whitney took over the lead on the last lap to win the street stock feature. Paul Bolfing from Waco was second and Tommy Kirkpatrick from Elm Mott ran third.

Jeff Sexton from West returned to racing and grabbed the pure stock feature win. Close behind were Tommy Honey and David Andrews, both from Waco.

Husband and wife team, James and Linda Wills from Axtell, won the cruiser feature. Jeff Williams from Waco and Martin Quiram from Hubbard followed.

Dillon Payne from Hillsboro led Garret Rawls from China Spring and Jacob Wininger from Georgetown to Victory Lane in the junior mini stock feature.

The top three in the Texas Winged Modified feature were Charlie Williams and
David Williams, both from Meridian, and Ronnie Reese from Hillsboro.

Dozens of kids took home trophies for winning or participating in the Kids’ Bicycle Races.

Brazos Mini Sprints will make a return visit next Friday night along with IMCA
modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA hobby stocks, street stocks, pure stocks, cruisers, and junior mini stocks. Gates open at 6:00 P.M. and racing begins at 8:00 P.M. Check www.heartotexspeedway.com for more information.

Coming Events
August 15, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Brazos Mini Sprints

August 22, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. ASCS Gulf South/Sooner Region Sprint Car Race + Heats and Features for: I.M.C.A. Modified, I.M.C.A. SportMod, I.M.C.A. Hobby Stock. Features only for: Street Stock, Pure Stock, Cruiser, and Junior Mini Stock

August 29, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Cowtown/Waco Mini Sprints

August 31, 2008 Sunday 8:00 P.M. Point race for Street Stock, Pure Stock, Cruiser, and Junior Mini Stock + Sprint Series of Texas (Non-Wing Race)

September 4, 2008 Thursday 7:00 P.M. Practice

September 5, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. IMCA Southern SportMods Nationals + Regular race program for Street Stock, Pure Stock, Cruisers, and Junior Mini Stock.

September 6, 2008 Saturday 8:00 P.M. IMCA Southern= 20 SportMods Nationals (I.M.C.A. Bonus Point Race)+ Brazos Mini Sprints and Texas Winged Modifieds

Cogburn Takes HOT Win

August 6th, 2008

Benji Kirkpatrick from Elm Mott jumped to an early lead and won the I.M.C.A.
modified feature. Kenny Stone from Troy worked his way to a second place finish, and Mike Hathcock from Venus ran third.

Keith White from Academy took over the lead on the white flag lap to add another I.M.C.A. SportMod feature win to his record. Eric Tomlinson from Robinson took second in a wild finish and Robert Black from Hallsburg was third.

Jason Honey blazed the trail to the checkered flag in the street stock feature for local drivers John Heffelfinger and Doug Andrews.

Wacoans David Andrews, Jeff Shepperd, and Jack Jenkins took the top three spots in the pure stock feature.

Mike and Michael Van Cleave from Waco worked their way to another cruiser win
followed by Heath Zucha /J.J. Jenkins from Waco in second and Martin Quiram from Hubbard in third.

Garret Rawls from China Spring returned to Victory Lane in the junior mini stock feature with Jacob Wininger from Georgetown in second and Alex Norris from Elm Mott in third.

The winners in the non-stop Brazos Mini Sprint feature=2 0were Ralph Wren from College Station in the outlaw class, Chipper Wood from Kennedale in the stock class, and Jacob Gilliam from Temple in the restrictor class.

Kids’ bicycle races will highlight next Friday’s program for I.M.C.A. modifieds, I.M.C.A. SportMods, I.M.C.A. hobby stocks, street stocks, pure stocks, cruisers, junior mini stocks and the visiting Texas winged modifieds. Bike races need to leave bikes in the car until time for their races and will be divided into groups by age. Gates open at 6:00 P.M. and racing begins at 8:00 P.M. Check www.heartotexspeedway.com for more details.

Coming Events
August 8, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Texas Winged Modifieds and Kids’ Bicycle Races

August 15, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Brazos Mini Sprints

August 22, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. ASCS Gulf South/Sooner Region Sprint Car Race + Heats and Features for: I.M.C.A. Modified, I.M.C.A. SportMod, I.M.C.A. Hobby Stock. Features only for: Street Stock, Pure Stock, Cruiser, and Junior Mini Stock

August 29, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Cowtown/Waco Mini Sprints

August 31, 2008 Sunday 8:00 P.M. Point race for Street Stock, Pure Stock, Cruiser, and Junior Mini Stock + Sprint Series of Texas (Non-Wing Race)

September 4, 2008 Thursday 7:00 P.M. Practice
September 5, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. IMCA Southern SportMods Nationals + Regular race program for Street Stock, Pure Stock, Cruisers, and Junior Mini Stock.

September 6, 2008 Saturday 8:00 P.M. IMCA Southern SportMods Nationals (I.M.C.A. Bonus Point Race)+ Brazos Mini Sprints and Texas Winged Modifieds

Jupe Scores HOT Win

July 14th, 2008

Ricky Heckel from China Spring broke Academy driver Keith White’s I.M.C.A. SportMod winning streak by reaching the checkered flag ahead of Brandon Stewart from Academy and Eric Tomlinson from Robinson.

Chase Neill from Fort Worth handled the I.M.C.A. hobby stock field with the feature win over Jeremy Hendrix from Robinson and Charles Cosper from Belton.

Veteran racer, Doug Andrews, from Elm Mott, won the street stock feature tailed by David Khoury from Waco and Jason Gauntt from Elm Mott in second and third.

Melvin Kemp Jr. won another close battle for the pure stock feature win with fellow Wacoans Jeff Shepperd and David Andrews settling for second and third.

Jeff Williams from Waco led the cruiser field to the finish line followed by William Dean from Elm Mott and Martin Quiram from Hubbard.

Dillon Payne from Hillsboro along with Alex Norris and Brandon Kreder from Elm Mott were the top three junior mini stock finishers.

The winner’s trophy for the Texas Winged Modifieds went to Ronnie Reese from
Hillsboro. Ritchie Robins from Lorena and Charlie Williams from Meridian rounded out the top three.

Kids enjoyed taking a spin around the track in a racecar during intermission.

Next Friday will be a regular race program for I.M.C.A. modifieds, I.M.C.A.
SportMods, I.M.C.A. hobby stocks, street stocks, pure stocks, cruisers, and junior mini stocks along with a visit from the Brazos Mini Sprints. Gates open at 6:00 P.M. and races begin at 8:00 P.M. Check for coming events at
www.heartotexspeedway.com

Coming Event
July 18, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Brazos Mini Sprints
July 25, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Texas Winged Modifieds
August 1, 2008Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Brazos Mini Sprints
August 8, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Texas Winged Modifieds and Kids’ Bicycle Races
August 15, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Brazos Mini Sprints
August 22, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. ASCS Gulf South/Sooner Region Sprint Car Race + Heats and Features for: I.M.C.A. Modified, I.M.C.A. SportMod, I.M.C.A. Hobby Stock. Features only for: Street Stock, Pure Stock, Cruiser, and Junior Mini Stock

White Scores 100th Win

July 7th, 2008

Brian Edmonds from West picked up his first ever winner’s trophy in the I.M.C.A. hobby stock feature. Nathan Sodek from Temple and Andy Roller from Waco followed.

Benji Kirkpatrick from Elm Mott earned the first place spot in the I.M.C.A. modified feature race with P.J. Egbert from Copperas Cove and Keith Green from Robinson were second and third.

Jason Honey led Doug and Greg Andrews, all from Waco, to the finish line in the
street stock feature.

The pure stock feature winner was Jeff Shepperd from Waco. Wade White from Waco ran second and Michael Votaw from Whitney came in third.

Heath Zucha and passenger J.J. Jenkins from Waco grabbed the top prize in the
cruiser feature followed by William Dean from Elm Mott and Mike and Michael Van
Cleave from Bellmead in second and third.

Corbin Suggs from West won his first junior mini stock feature. Jordan Kornegay from China Springs was second and Brandon Kreder from Elm Mott took third.

Cody Cleaves won the Brazos Mini Sprint stock class feature followed by Brandie Jass and Michael Hernandez.

Jeb Sessums claimed the open class win with Ken Pearson in second and Tyler Russell in third.

Next Friday will be a regular race program for I.M.C.A. modified, I.M.C.A. SportMod, I.M.C.A. hobby stock, street stock, pure stock, cruiser, and junior mini stock along with a visit from the Texas Winged Modifieds. Kids will be able to ride the racecars during intermission. Gates open at 6:00 P.M. and races start at 8:00 P.M. For more information, visit www.heartotexspeedway.com.

Coming Events
July 11, 2008
8:00 P.M.
Regular Race Program + Texas Winged Modifieds and Kids Ride Race Cars

July 18, 2008
8:00 P.M.
Regular Race Program + Brazos Mini Sprints

July 25, 2008
8:00 P.M.
Regular Race Program + Texas Winged Modifieds

August 1, 2008
8:00 P.M.
Regular Race Program + Brazos Mini Sprints

August 8, 2008
8:00 P.M.
Regular Race Program + Texas Winged Modifieds and Kids’ Bicycle Races

August 15, 2008
8:00 P.M.
Regular Race Program + Brazos Mini Sprints

Fireworks Fun at HOT

July 2nd, 2008

Garret Rawls from China Spring zipped back into Victory Lane in the junior mini
stock race. Dillon Payne from Hillsboro was second and Brandon Kreder from Elm Mott ran third in another non-stop feature.

The I.M.C.A. SportMods also went green to checkered with point leader Keith White from Academy padding his lead with the win. Lil’ Robert Black from Hallsburg and Chase Jupe from West followed in second and third.

Charles Cosper from Belton earned the I.M.C.A. hobby stock feature win with Shannon Dulock from Axtell and Michael Guenat from Robinson were the next two drivers over the finish line.

P.J. Egbert from Copperas Cove, Kenny Stone from Troy, and Benji Kirkpatrick from Elm Mott took the top three spots in the I.M.C.A. modified feature.

The pure stock feature winner was Kevin Smith from Waco. Jeff Shepperd and Tommy Honey, also from Waco, claimed second and third.

The street stock feature was the last to run before the scheduled start of the
fireworks show about 10:00 P.M. Doug Andrews of Waco picked up the win with Brandon Geurin from Whitney in second and David Khoury from Waco in third to complete all the races before the fireworks show began. The infield remained open for an hour following the show to allow racers and fans to pop their own fireworks.

Next Friday will be a regular race program for I.M.C.A. modified, I.M.C.A. SportMod, I.M.C.A. hobby stock, street stock, pure stock, cruiser, and junior mini stock along with a visit from the Brazos Mini Sprints. The infield area will remain open again for an hour following the races to allow racers and fans to pop their own fireworks. Gates open at 6:00 P.M. and racing begins at 8:00 P.M. Check our website at www.heartotexspeedway.com for more information.

Coming Events

July 4, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Brazos Mini Sprints
July 11, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Texas Winged Modifieds and Kids Ride Race Cars
July 18, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Brazos Mini Sprints
July 25, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Texas Winged Modifieds
August 1, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Brazos Mini Sprints
August 8, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Texas Winged Modifieds and Kids’ Bicycle Races

Colorful Finish at HOT

June 24th, 2008

P.J. Egbert from Copperas Cove pulled away to win the I.M.C.A. modified feature over Mike Hathcock from Venus and Benji Kirkpatrick from Elm Mott.

Shannon Dulock from Axtell took over the lead mid-race and went on the win the
I.M.C.A. hobby stock feature. Charles Cosper from Belton and Randy Sodek from Temple were second and third.

Jason Honey from Waco scored an impressive street stock feature win followed by John Heffelfinger from Crawford in second and Jason Gauntt from Elm Mott in third.

Kevin Smith picked up his first pure stock feature win of the season in a close
finish with Wade White and David Andrews, all from Waco.

Mike Van Cleave won a second trophy for his son and passenger, Michael, with another win in the cruiser feature. Jeff Williams was second and William Dean took third.

Dillon Payne from Hillsboro broke Garret Rawls winning streak by claiming the junior mini stock feature win. Rawls, from China Spring, settled for second and Don Yeargan from Pearland finished third.

Brazos mini sprint winners were Ralph Wren in the Outlaw class, Jacob Gilliam in the Restrictor class, and Payton Williams in the Stock class.

Next Friday will feature the annual fireworks show for Independence Day. I.M.C.A. modifieds, I.M.C.A. SportMods, I.M.C.A. hobby stocks, cruisers, and junior mini Stocks will run features only. Street stocks and pure stocks will run heats and features. Gates open at 6:00 P.M. and racing begins at 8:00 P.M. The fireworks show will begin about 10:00 P.M. Check our website at www.heartotexspeedway.com for more information.

Horak Hits a HOT Win

June 16th, 2008

The final two drivers went at each other for another ten minutes after the last of their competitors surrendered before Horak prevailed to win the first place prize. Vaughn was awarded the Greg May Body Shop bonus for the Best Hit of Derby. Best Looking Car before the start of the crashing was awarded to Rowdy Holbert from Cleburne. Worst Looking Car after the derby honors went to Joe Williams from Bellmead and his battered cow patterned MOO car.

In other racing, Keith Green from Robinson inherited the I.M.C.A. modified lead
after the two race leaders went to the red/yellow work area during a mid-race
caution. Green held off Benji Kirkpatrick from Elm Mott to take the feature win.

Keith White from Academy claimed another I.M.C.A. SportMod feature win. Sid Kiphen from Gatesville and Lil’ Robert Black from Hallsburg advanced to second and third after the second place finisher failed to report to the scales following the race.

Axtell driver, Shannon Dulock, scored the I.M.C.A. hobby stock feature win. Michael Robertson from McGregor and Charles Cosper from Belton were second and third.

Whitney’s Mark Geurin picked up the street stock winner’s trophy followed by Jason Gauntt from Elm Mott and Ed Thompson from Waco.

Jeff Shepperd led fellow Wacoans Jack Jenkins and Tommy Honey to the finish line in the pure stock feature.

Jeff Williams from Waco, Jeff Willis from West, and Mike and Michael VanCleave from Bellmead took the top three cruiser feature spots.

Garret Rawls from China Spring continued his domination of the junior mini stocks with another feature win. Brandon Kreder from Elm Mott and Jordan Kornegay from China Spring chased behind.

Next Friday will feature I.M.C.A. modifieds, I.M.C.A. SportMods, I.M.C.A. hobby
stocks, street stocks, pure stocks, cruisers, and junior mini stocks along with a visit from the Brazos Mini Sprints. This year’s firework show is on tap for Friday, June 27. Check the rest of the season’s schedule and more information at www.heartotexspeedway.com

Dowell Doubles at HOT

June 8th, 2008

Point leader, Keith White from Academy, padded his lead with another I.M.C.A.
SportMod feature win followed by Sam Sovey from Waco and Ricky Heckel from China Spring.

Michael Robertson from McGregor went to victory lane in the I.M.C.A. hobby stock feature ahead of Charles Cosper from Belton and Shannon Dulock from Axtell.

Matt Hood from McGregor held off Mark Geurin from Whitney to score the street stock feature win. Ed Thompson from Waco was third.

Jeff Shepperd from Waco was the winner of a four car battle that lasted the entire pure stock feature. Melvin Kemp Jr. and Tommy Honey, both from Waco, settled for second and third.

Heath Zucha and passenger J.J. Jenkins from Waco won the cruiser feature. James and Linda Wills from Axtell finished second for the second week in a row, and Jeff Woodruff from Elm Mott came in third.

Garret Rawls and Jordan Kornegay from China Spring were the top two in the junior mini stock class. Brandon Kreder from Elm Mott ran third.

Jeb Sessums from Burleson won the non-stop Cowtown/Heart O’ Texas Mini Sprint
Shootout. Tyler Russell from Hillsboro worked to earn a late race second place. Ralph Wren from College Station settled for third.

Next Friday’s program will be capped off with the always popular Demolition Derby. I.M.C.A. modified, I.M.C.A. SportMod, I.M.C.A. hobby stock, street stock, pure stock, cruiser, and junior mini stock classes will all be running. Gates open at 6:00 P.M. and races begin at 8:00 P.M. Check www.heartotexspeedway.com for more information.

Mercer Takes HOT Win

June 2nd, 2008

Veteran driver, Keith Green from Robinson, earned a trip to Victory Lane in the
I.M.C.A. modified feature after passing point leader, P.J. Egbert from Copperas
Cove, on the last lap. Ben Ketteman from Pflugerville, who led most of the race, followed in third.

Shannon Dulock from Axtell and Charles Cosper from Belton were feature winners in the I.M.C.A. hobby stock class. Dulock won the scheduled feature over Michael Robertson from McGregor and Nathan Sodek from Temple. Cosper reached the finish line in the make-up feature for the rained out event on May 9 ahead of Chris Cogburn from Robinson and Andy Roller from Waco.

John Heffelfinger from Crawford won the three car battle with Matt Hood from
McGregor and Greg Andrews from Waco to take the street stock feature win.

Point leader, Jeff Shepperd, won his first pure stock feature of the season. David Whitlock scored his best finish of the year with a second and Timmy Kemp rounded out the top three.

William Dean from Elm Mott claimed the win in an entertaining cruiser feature.
Husband/wife team, James and Linda Wills from Axtell, took second and Jeff Woodruff from Elm Mott ran third.

Garret Rawls from China Spring chalked up another junior mini stock feature win
tailed by Dillon Payne from Hillsboro and Brandon Kreder from Elm Mott.

David Williams, Rick Poteet, and Ronnie Reese were the first three Texas Winged
Modifieds to reach the checkered flag.

Next Friday night’s program will include the second showdown of the three race
Cowtown/Waco Mini Sprint Shootout series. I.M.C.A. modifieds, I.M.C.A. SportMods, I.M.C.A. hobby stocks, street stocks, pure stocks, cruisers, and junior mini stocks will also be running a regular race program. Gate open at 6:00 P.M. and racing begins at 8:00 P.M. Go to www.heartotexspeedway.com for more information.

Hall Grips Heart O’ Texas for First ASCS Gulf South Win!

May 30th, 2008

Drawing the front row outside starting position for the feature, Hall gunned into the lead at the outset and led the way throughout to post the victory.

Hall was chased to the line by Greg Rilat, who became the first driver in ASCS
history to reach the century mark in Regional feature starts with his 100th career ASCS Gulf South feature run.

Oklahoma teen Koby Barksdale pressured Rilat throughout before settling for the show position, while Claud Estes outlasted Skip Wilson for fourth.

Wilson rounded out the top five, with Johnny Miller in sixth. Kevin Ramey picked up Hard Charger honors by racing from 17th to seventh, with current Gulf South points leader Chris Sweeney, defending champion Brandon Berryman and rookie shoe Bean Elliott completing the top ten.

Barksdale, Wilson, Channin Tankersley and Rilat topped heat race action for the
29-car field, with Tommy Bryant winning the “B” Main

One, Two, Three for Jupe at HOT

May 26th, 2008

In the SportMod make-up feature for one rained out on May 9, Jupe finished third behind Keith White from Academy and Kiphen. J.P. Dowell from Killeen took the top prize in the I.M.C.A. Modified feature followed by Jupe in second and Keith Green from Robinson in third.

Nathan Sodek from Temple won the I.M.C.A. hobby stock feature tailed by Michael
Robertson from McGregor and Charles Cosper from Belton.

Greg Andrews from Waco broke away late in the street stock feature to take the win. John Heffelfinger from Crawford settled for second and Mike Sutherland from Waco ran third.

Jack Jenkins reached the finish line first in a close knit pure stock feature ahead of Tommy Honey and Wade White, all from Waco.

Jeff Williams from Waco picked up the cruiser feature win. William Dean from Elm Mott was second and Martin Quiram from Hubbard took third.

Garret Rawls from China Spring continued to dominate the junior mini stock class win another feature win over Brandon Kreder from Elm Mott in second and Jordan Kornegay from China Spring in third.

Jeb Sessums from Burleson won first place in the open class of the Brazos mini
sprints feature followed by sister Sasha Sessums and Trevor Reed from Waco. Michael Hernandez took first in the stock class with Brandi Jass from Bryan and Chipper Wood from Kennedale finished third.

The ASCS Gulf South Region sprint cars will highlight Sunday night’s second leg of the Memorial Day double header weekend. I.M.C.A. modifieds, I.M.C.A. hobby stocks, street stocks, and pure stocks will also be competing. Gates open at 6:00 P.M. and racing begins at 8:00 P.M. Check www.heartotexspeedway.com for more details.

Geurin Gets Two HOT Wins

May 20th, 2008

P.J. Egbert from Copperas Cove won his second I.M.C.A. modified feature followed by Kenny Stone from Troy and Johnny Sheets from Gatesville.

Keith White from Academy worked his way through the I.M.C.A. SportMod field to score another feature win. Bobby Mercer Jr. from China Spring was second and Keith Green from Robinson took third.

Nathan Sodek from Temple returned to Victory Lane in the I.M.C.A. hobby stock
feature with Shannon Dulock from Axtell in second and Steve Young from Robinson in third.

Tommy Honey from Waco led the way to the checkered flag in the nonstop pure stock feature trailed by Jeff Shepperd from Waco and Kirk Tidwell from Hillsboro.

J.J. Jenkins from Waco along with William Dean and Jeff Woodruff from Elm Mott were the top three finishers in the cruiser feature.

Garret Rawls from China Spring continued to dominate the junior mini stock class with another feature win. He was followed by Alex Norris from Elm Mott and Dillon Payne from Hillsboro.

David Suggs, Ronnie Reese, and Ted White picked up the top three finishes in the Texas Winged Modified feature.

Next week will be double-header race program for Memorial Day Weekend. Friday night will include a regular race program on for I.M.C.A. modifieds, I.M.C.A. SportMods, I.M.C.A. hobby stocks, street stocks, pure stocks, cruisers, and junior mini stocks along with the Brazos Mini Sprints and the I.M.C.A. SportMod make-up feature from May 9. On Sunday, May 25, the special program will highlight the ASCS Gulf South Region Sprint Cars along with I.M.C.A. modifieds, I.M.C.A. hobby stocks, street stocks, and pure stocks. Racing will begin at 8:00 P.M. on Friday night and at 7:00 P.M. on Sunday. Check for more information at www.heartotexspeedway.com.

Geurin Gets Two HOT Wins

May 18th, 2008

Jason Gauntt from Elm Mott took second in the first feature and Geurin’s dad, Mark, was third. Lewis Blackwood from Pendleton finished second and Gauntt was
third in the make-up feature.

P.J. Egbert from Copperas Cove won his second I.M.C.A. modified feature followed by Kenny Stone from Troy and Johnny Sheets from Gatesville.

Keith White from Academy worked his way through the I.M.C.A. SportMod field to score another feature win. Bobby Mercer Jr. from China Spring was second and Keith Green from Robinson took third.

Nathan Sodek from Temple returned to Victory Lane in the I.M.C.A. hobby stock
feature with Shannon Dulock from Axtell in second and Steve Young from Robinson in third.

Tommy Honey from Waco led the way to the checkered flag in the nonstop pure stock feature trailed by Jeff Shepperd from Waco and Kirk Tidwell from Hillsboro.

J.J. Jenkins from Waco along with William Dean and Jeff Woodruff from Elm Mott were the top three finishers in the cruiser feature.

Garret Rawls from China Spring continued to dominate the junior mini stock class with another feature win. He was followed by Alex Norris from Elm Mott and Dillon Payne from Hillsboro.

David Suggs, Ronnie Reese, and Ted White picked up the top three finishes in the Texas Winged Modified feature.

Next week will be double-header race program for Memorial Day Weekend. Friday night will include a regular race program on for I.M.C.A. modifieds, I.M.C.A. SportMods, I.M.C.A. hobby stocks, street stocks, pure stocks, cruisers, and junior mini stocks along with the Brazos Mini Sprints and the I.M.C.A. SportMod make-up feature from May 9. On Sunday, May 25, the special program will highlight the ASCS Gulf South Region Sprint Cars along with I.M.C.A. modifieds, I.M.C.A. hobby stocks, street stocks, and pure stocks. Racing will begin at 8:00 P.M. on Friday night and at 7:00 P.M. on Sunday. Check for more information at www.heartotexspeedway.com.

Rain Shortened Show at HOT

May 10th, 2008

Mike Van Cleave from Waco picked up the first feature win of the night in the
cruiser class followed by James Wills from Axtell and J.J. Jenkins from Waco.

Young Garret Rawls from China Spring added to his nearly perfect win record for the season after scoring another victory in the junior mini stock class. Jordan Kornegay, also from China Spring, raced to second while Brandon Kreder from Elm Mott took third.

The pure stock winner was Melvin Kemp, Jr. local drivers Wade White and Jeff
Shepperd to the checkered flag in the pure stock feature.

Waco driver, Trevor Reed, picked up the win in the Brazos Mini Sprints Open class. He was tailed by Sasha Sessums and her brother, Jeb, from Burleson.

The BMS Stock class feature winner was Brandi Jass from Bryan. Mike Hernandez from San Antonio drove to second, and Chipper Wood from Kennedale was third.

The dates for the I.M.C.A. modified, I.M.C.A. SportMod, I.M.C.A. hobby stock, and street stock make-up features will be announced later.

Next Friday night will be a regular race program for I.M.C.A. modified, I.M.C.A. SportMod, I.M.C.A. hobby stock, street stock, pure stock, cruiser, and junior mini stock classes along with a visit from the Texas Winged Modifieds. Gates will open at 6:00 P.M. and races will begin at 8:00 P.M. Check our website for more information about make-up race dates.

Dowell Takes HOT Win

May 5th, 2008

T.J. Green from Robinson had a group of racers breathing down his neck during the entire I.M.C.A. SportMod feature. Green reached the checkered flag ahead of Bobby Mercer, Jr. from China Spring and Keith White from Academy.

Top honors in the I.M.C.A. hobby stock feature went to Nathan Sodek from Temple. Charles Cosper from Belton ran second and Andy Roller from Waco was third.

Veteran driver, Ed Thompson from Waco, took the street stock feature win with Mark Geurin from Whitney and Doug Andrews from Waco on his bumper.

Timmy Kemp led fellow Wacoans Jeff Shepperd and Melvin Kemp, Jr. to the finish line in the pure stock feature.

Jeff Woodruff from Elm Mott won a close cruiser feature over William Dean, also from Elm Mott, and Mike Van Cleave from Waco.

The top three finishers in the junior mini stock race were Garret Rawls from China Spring, Brandon Kreder from Elm Mott, and Jordan Kornegay from China Spring.

Nick Cooper won the Texas Winged Modified feature on a last lap pass in turn four. Kevin Robinson settled for second and David Suggs claimed third.

Kids’ Bicycle winners were:

Age 1 – Gage Kirkpatrick, Waco
Age 2 – Seth Manson, West
Age 3 – Riley Dulock, Axtell
Age 4 – Justin Jenkins, Roth
Age 5 – Riley Black, Hallsburg
Age 6 – Bradley Maravce, Hallsburg
Age 7 – Savannah Oliver, Golinda
Age 8 – Zach Huser, Hewitt
Age 9 – Robby Black, Hallsburg
Age 10 – Lauren Huser, Hewitt
Age 11 – Tyler Sumerour, China Spring
Age 12 – Tyler Harris, Hewitt
Age 13 – Alex Graham, Waco
Age 14 – Jonathan Thomas, Waco

Next Friday night will be a regular race program for I.M.C.A. modified, I.M.C.A. SportMod, I.M.C.A. hobby stock, street stock, pure stock, cruiser, and junior mini stock. The Brazos Mini Sprints will also be visiting. Gates open at 6:00. P.M. and racing begins at 8:00 P.M. Check for more info at www.heartotexspeedway.com.

Coming Events
May 9, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Brazos Mini Sprints
May 16, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Texas Winged Modifieds
May 23, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Brazos Mini Sprints
May 25, 2008 Sunday 7:00 P.M. ASCS Gulf South Region Sprint Car Race+Point race for I.M.C.A. Modified, I.M.C.A. Hobby Stock, Street Stock, and Pure Stock.

May 30, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program +Texas Winged Modifieds and Kids’ Silver Rush

June 6, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Cowtown/Waco Mini Sprints

Khoury Takes HOT Win

April 20th, 2008

Keith Green from Robinson withstood a mid race challenge from P.J. Egbert of
Copperas Cove to win the I.M.C.A. modified feature. Pat McGuire from Belton claimed second place, while Andrew Simmerman from Evant raced to third.

Keith White from Academy made it two in a row by winning the I.M.C.A. SportMod
feature. Brandon Stewart, also from Academy, and Kevin Green from Robinson followed in second and third.

Ryan Ellis from Killeen won a tight I.M.C.A. hobby stock feature trailed closely by Shannon Dulock from Axtell and Jeremy Hendrix from Robinson.

Melvin Kemp Jr. from Waco picked up another pure stock feature win with fellow
Wacoans Jeff Shepperd and Timmy Kemp close behind.

After the disqualification of the winner, Martin Quiram from Hubbard advanced to first place in the cruiser feature. Jeremy Knight from Waco moved to second and Justin Bailey from Mt. Calm to third.

Amerin Balleridge from Joshua broke China Spring native Garret Rawls’ domination of the junior mini stock class with his feature win. Jordan Kornegay from China Spring and Alex Norris from Elm Mott rounded out the top three in this class.

David Williams won the Texas Winged Modified feature followed by Nick Cooper and Charlie Williams.

Next Friday night the Brazos Mini Sprints will make a return appearance along with the I.M.C.A. modifieds, I.M.C.A. SportMods, I.M.C.A. hobby stocks, street stocks, pure stocks, cruisers, and junior mini stocks. Gates open at 6:00 P.M. and races begin at 8:00 P.M. For more information, visit our web site at
www.heartotexspeedway.com

Coming Events
April 25, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Brazos Mini Sprints
May 2, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Texas Winged Modifieds and Kids’ Bicycle Races
May 9, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Brazos Mini Sprints
May 16, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Texas Winged Modifieds
May 23, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M. Regular Race Program + Brazos Mini Sprints

Honey Gets HOT Win

April 13th, 2008

Keith White and Brandon Stewart, both from Academy, won the first and second place spots in the I.M.C.A. SportMod feature. Chris Cogburn from Robinson ran third.

Charles Cosper from Belton picked up the I.M.C.A. Hobby Stock feature win. Shannon Dulock from Axtell followed in second, and Jonathan Beard from Gatesville was third.

Matt Hood from McGregor led Ed Thompson and Paul Bolfing, both from Waco, to the finish line in the street stock feature.

Melvin Kemp from Waco, Kirk Tidwell from Hillsboro, and Timmy Kemp from Waco were the top three finishers in the pure stock feature.

Cruiser top three were Jeff Willis from West, Raymond Hixson from China Spring, and Mike Van Cleave from Waco.

Garret Rawls from China Spring dominated the junior mini stock class with his fourth win in a row. Dillon Payne from Hillsboro and Leon Alvarado from Riesel claimed second and third.

Tyler Russell from Burleson finished first in the Brazos Mini Stock feature race. Kenny Ellwood ran second, and Chipper Wood was third.

Next Friday will be a regular race program for I.M.C.A. modifieds, I.M.C.A.
SportMods, I.M.C.A. hobby stock, street stock, pure stock, cruiser, and junior mini stock. The Texas Winged Modifieds will be making a guest appearance. Gates open at 6:00 P.M. and races begin at 8:00 P.M.

Coming Events
April 18, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M.
Regular Race Program + Texas Winged Modifieds

April 25, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M.
Regular Race Program + Brazos Mini Sprints

May 2, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M.
Regular Race Program + Texas Winged Modifieds and Kids’ Bicycle Races

May 9, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M.
Regular Race Program + Brazos Mini Sprints

May 16, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M.
Regular Race Program + Texas Winged Modifieds

May 23, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M.
Regular Race Program + Brazos Mini Sprints

May 25, 2008 Sunday 7:00 P.M.
Point race for Street Stock, Pure Stock, Cruiser, and Junior Mini Stock + ASCS Gulf South Region Sprint Car Race

ASCS Sooner Region Opens Season with Texas Double

April 2nd, 2008

On Friday night, the ASCS Sooner Region lifts the lid on the season by invading
Waco’s Heart O’ Texas Speedway. Then on Saturday night, it’s off to the high banks of Kennedale’s Cowtown Speedway near Fort Worth. Both tracks are ¼-mile clay ovals.

Tulsa’s Brian McClelland picked off the first of three ASCS Sooner Region wins last year with a July 7 score at Cowtown Speedway en route to capturing the series championship by a narrow 25-point margin over Fort Worth’s Kevin Ramey, with Sapulpa, OK, racer Cody Branchcomb just three more points back in third.

Following Cowtown glory, McClelland added later wins at Creek County Speedway and then Mid-America Speedway to secure the title with a dozen top-ten finishes in 14 events, becoming the second McClelland to take top ASCS Sooner Region honors after older brother Sean McClelland won the title in 2005.

While McClelland opens up his title defense, Ramey will be intent upon defending his home turf after finishing second in series points over each of the past two seasons following championships in 2003 and 2004.

Residing less than a handful of miles from Cowtown Speedway, Ramey snared the first of four ASCS Sooner Region wins in 2007 in the series season opener at Cowtown Speedway, then added a September win at Heart O’ Texas Speedway. Ramey ranks atop the all-time ASCS Sooner Region feature win charts with 18 triumphs.

Three different drivers have reached victory lane in as many ASCS Sooner Region
events at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, while eight drivers have claimed at least one ASCS Sooner Region win at Cowtown Speedway in eleven events since 2004. Only Ramey, 2006 ASCS Sooner Region champion Sam Hafertepe, Jr., and Travis Rilat have doubled up with a pair of Sooner scores at Cowtown.

Friday’s action at Heart O’ Texas Speedway goes green at 8:00 p.m., with Saturday’s card at Cowtown Speedway firing off at 7:00 p.m.

The semi-banked, 1/4-mile Heart O’ Texas Speedway clay oval is located in Waco, TX, off I-35 Exit 343, then 0.6 miles north on east frontage road. For more information, contact the track at 254-829-2294.

The high-banked, ¼-mile Cowtown Speedway dirt oval is located just east of Fort
Worth, TX, off I-20 Exit 442-A, then 1.7 miles southeast on Mansfield Highway, then 1.4 miles southwest on New Hope Road. For more information, contact the track at 817-478-9952 or 817-572-0848.

The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region is set for 18 nights of racing
action at ten different tracks throughout Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas in 2008.

The nation’s most prominent Sprint Car sanctioning body with 14 different Regions throughout the United States in addition to the O’Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour National series, the American Sprint Car Series’ (ASCS) 17th year of activity will include approximately 250 nights of racing at more than 100 different race tracks throughout 28 different states and Canada.

Past ASCS Sooner Region Feature Winners at Heart O’ Texas Speedway:
9/14/07 Kevin Ramey
8/31/07 Brandon Berryman (vs. Gulf South Region)
7/21/06 Jason Johnson (vs. Gulf South Region)

Past ASCS Sooner Region Feature Winners at Cowtown Speedway:
9/15/07 Nick Smith
7/7/07 Brian McClelland
4/14/07 Kevin Ramey
9/23/06 Travis Rilas
6/10/06 Sam Hafertepe, Jr.
4/8/06 Sam Hafertepe, Jr.
9/24/05 Travis Rilat
* – 6/25/05 Jason Martin
4/9/05 Sean McClelland
9/25/04 Andy Shouse
5/29/04 Kevin Ramey
* – Indicates events held in conjunction with ASCS National Tour.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at
www.ascsracing.com

Egbert Grabs HOT Win

March 30th, 2008

Greg Atwood from Georgetown won the I.M.C.A. SportMod feature chased by the Green brothers from Robinson. T.J. picked up a second place win and Kevin followed his big brother in third.

Michael Robertson from McGregor had control of the I.M.C.A. hobby stock feature
reached the checkered flag ahead of Shannon Dulock from Axtell and Charles Cosper from Belton.

The fast and furious Cowtown/Heart O’ Texas Mini Sprints Shootout was won by college coed, Sasha Sessums from Burleson. Taylor Smitherman from Kennedale zipped to second, and Sessums’ brother, Jeb, ran third. The second leg of the Shootout will be at Cowtown Speedway.

Tommy Kirkpatrick from Elm Mott took the lead on the last lap of the street stock feature when the two leaders went out. Paul Bolfing and Ed Thompson, both from Waco, came in second and third.

Waco driver Timmy Kemp continued his winning ways after taking over the lead from Marshall Sauseda, who led most of the race, in the pure stock feature. Jeff Shepperd was second. Sauseda ended up in third.

William Dean from Elm Mott, crossed the finish line ahead of Joan Jenkins and
Russell Bullock, both from Waco, in the cruiser feature.

Garett Rawls from China Spring collected his third winner’s trophy in a row in the junior mini stock feature. Jordan Korngay and Alex Norris were second and third.

The ASCS Sooner Region sprints and the Texas Winged Modifieds will be visiting the Speedway next Friday night. I.M.C.A. modifieds, I.M.C.A. SportMods, and I.M.C.A.hobby stocks will be running both heats and features. Street stocks, pure stocks,cruisers, and junior mini stocks will run features only. Gates open at 6:00 P.M. and racing begins at 8:00 P.M.

Check www.heartotexspeedway.com for more information.

Coming Events

April 4, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M.
All Classes. Features only for Street Stock, Pure Stock, Cruisers, and Junior Mini Stocks + ASCS Sooner Region Sprint Cars and Texas Winged Modifieds

April 11, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M.
Regular Race Program + Brazos Mini Sprints

April 18, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M.
Regular Race Program + Texas Winged Modifieds

April 25, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M.
Regular Race Program + Brazos Mini Sprints

May 2, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M.
Regular Race Program + Texas Winged Modifieds and Kids’ Bicycle Races

McGuire Takes HOT Opener

March 17th, 2008

Lil’ Robert Black from Hallsburg held off 2007 track champ, Keith White from
Academy, to score the win in the I.M.C.A. SportMod feature. White settled for
second, and Bobby Mercer Jr., from China Spring ran third.

Nathan Sodek from Temple topped the I.M.C.A. hobby stock field followed closely by Chris Cogburn from Robinson. Shannon Dulock from Axtell was third.

Top three in the street stock class were Mark Geurin from Whitney, Ed Thompson from Waco, and Jason Gauntt from Elm Mott.

Timmy Kemp from Waco earned his first win of the season in the pure stock feature. Lil’ Robert Black ran second, and Tommy Honey from Waco took third.

William Dean from Elm Mott won the cruiser feature followed by Mike Van Cleave from Waco and Martin Quiram from Hubbard.

Garret Rawls from China Spring, Dillon Payne from Hillsboro, and Leon Alvarado from Riesel were the first three across the finish line in the junior mini stock class.

The winning cars in the visiting Texas Winged Modified class were numbers David
Williams, Ronnie Reese, and Charlie Williams.

I.M.C.A. modifieds, I.M.C.A. SportMods, I.M.C.A. hobby stocks, street stocks, pure stocks, cruisers, and junior mini stocks will be competing again next Friday along with a visit from the Brazos Mini Sprints. Kids will be treated to an Easter Basket giveaway throughout the night with baskets donated by the drivers. Any child not winning a basket will be given a treat filled Easter egg. Gates open at 6:00 P.M. and racing begins at 8:00 P.M.

Coming Events
March 21, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M.
Regular Race Program + Brazos Mini Sprints and Easter Basket Giveaway

March 28, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M.
Regular Race Program + Cowtown/Waco Mini Sprints

April 4, 2008 Friday 8:00 P.M.
All Classes. Features only for Street Stock, Pure Stock, Cruisers, and Junior Mini Stocks + ASCS Sooner Region Sprint Cars and Ironhead Winged Modifieds