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Madden Wins First Lucas Oil Visit to Boyd’s

April 4th, 2016

RINGGOLD, GA–Chris Madden dominated the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event at Boyd’s Speedway on Friday Night. Madden led all 50 laps, and takes his first LOLMDS win of the season and the eighth LOLMDS victory of his career. Randy Weaver edged-out Jared Landers at the finish line for second place. Series points Jonathan Davenport came home in fourth, followed by pole-sitter, Scott Bloomquist.

“I just can’t thank Matt, Kevin, and Dave at Longhorn Chassis enough. They build one great racecar. Today didn’t start off very well for us. Our trailer caught on fire on the way here, so this win couldn’t come at a better time,” said the 40-year-old, Madden, in Lucas Oil Victory Lane. “Since the end of last year, we have had some ups and downs, but we have had more ups than downs, and are glad to be in victory lane tonight. Dale [McDowell] and his crew have this place really racy. I knew Randy [Weaver] would be pretty strong, he’s tough at this place, but we just got it done tonight.”

In a race that was slowed by only one caution, Madden was able to lap cars at will with little difficulty. “I want to thank all the fans for coming out tonight. This is what it’s all about, racing in front of a crowd like this. Fans were lined up for blocks trying to get in here.” Madden’s Clements-powered Longhorn Chassis is sponsored by Crowder Trucking, Century Plastics, Allstar Performance, Modern Images, Stroble Mini-Storage, Crescent Moon Homes, Cushman Paint and Body, Henderson Amusement, Xtreme Customs and Cycles, and Worley Monument.

Weaver’s Chip Stone Longhorn Chassis nearly gave up second place on the final lap to Landers. “I thought I was going to run second and here came Jared by me down the backstretch. He should have gotten by me. I was so bad down the straight-aways. I had my big motor in due to all the rain. I was fighting traction down the straight-aways.

It was a good night to race. I didn’t think we would get to race. I’d like to also say a big thanks to all of the fans for coming out to support us.”

Landers had a great run in his heat race, and came from fifth to second, rekindling his early season strong performances. “I tried to give him [Weaver] room. I found a good-line in the last five laps. Congrats to Chris on the win. I like racing these slick race tracks. A lot of the regulars struggled; these tracks are hard to drive and a lot of them had never been here before,” said the driver of the Lance Landers Motorsports, Mark Martin Automotive and Crop Production Services sponsored entry. Completing the top ten were Dale McDowell, Casey Roberts, Jimmy Owens, Darrell Lanigan, and Dennis Erb Jr.

In preliminary action, Scott Bloomquist set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group A) amongst the 34 entrants, with a lap of 13.830 seconds. Chris Madden set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 13.933 seconds. Scott Bloomquist, Randy Weaver, Chris Madden and Dale McDowell won their respective heat races. Dylan Ames and Tim McCreadie won their respective B-Mains.

For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the latest series standings, 2016 tour schedule, driver information, and more visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com.

Boyd Grand Nationals pays $2,000 to IMCA Modified winner

October 13th, 2012

BOYD, Texas – – The winner of the IMCA Modified main event earns $2,000 at Boyd Raceway’s Saturday, Oct. 13 Grand Nationals.

The Modified main event pays a minimum of $100 to start and is a qualifying event for the 2013 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Smiley’s Racing Chassis Southern SportMods both race for $1,500 to win while IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks vie for a top check of $1,000.

Minimum start money is $100 for Modifieds, $75 for Stock Cars and SportMods and $50 for Hobby Stocks. All features will be 25 laps and purses are based on 30 entries for the Modifieds, Stocks and SportMods and 20 for the Hobbies.

Entry fees are $50 for Modifieds, $40 for Stocks and SportMods and $30 for Hobbies. Non-transfer pay will be $40 for Modifieds, $30 for Stocks and SportMods, and $25 for Hobbies.

Pit gates open at 4 p.m., the draw closes at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. All cars will be scored electronically and drivers who don’t own transponders can rent one for $10. RACEceivers are also required and all IMCA rules will be enforced.

Grandstand admission is $12 for adults and $6 for kids 6-11. Youngsters five and under get in free. Pit passes are $25.

Gates open at 5 p.m. for a Friday, Oct. 12 practice session that runs from 6-8 p.m. Pit passes are $15 that evening.

More information about Grand Nationals, presented by Braka Operating, is available by calling 940 433-5587 or 817 304-2044, and at the www.boydraceway.net website.

Boyd Grand Nationals pays $2,000 to IMCA Modified, Stock Car winners

October 6th, 2011

BOYD, Texas – Winners of IMCA Modified and IMCA Sunoco Stock Car features both earn $2,000 for their efforts at Boyd Raceway’s Saturday, Oct. 8 Grand Nationals.

The Modified main event pays a minimum of $100 to start and is a qualifying event for the 2012 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Smiley’s Racing Chassis Southern SportMods race for $1,500 to win and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $1,000 to win.

Pit gates open at 4 p.m., the draw closes at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. All cars will be scored electronically and drivers who don’t own transponders can rent them for $10.

Grandstand admission is $12 for adults and $6 for kids 6-11. Youngsters five and under get in free. Pit passes are $25.

Gates open at 5 p.m. for a Friday, Oct. 7 practice session that runs from 6-8 p.m. Pit passes are $15 that evening.

More information about Grand Nationals, presented by Braka Operating, is available by calling 940 433-5587 or 817 304-2044, and at the www.boydraceway.net website.

IMCA Southern Sportmod Nationals @ Boyd Raceway

September 6th, 2011

Boyd, Tx. — Saturday capped off Texas’ annual IMCA Southern Sportmod Nationals on the ¼ mile, semi-banked, clay oval. With 6 positions locked on Friday, 14 more were up for grabs in Saturday night’s events. Heat races would transfer the winner directly to the big A-main, while B-main action would send the top two to the big show.

Also on the racing card for the night were Smiley Sitton’s Sprint Series of Texas running a full program of heats, B-main and A-main.

Emerson Completes Sportmod Sweep Weatherford’s Jeff Emerson did nothing but win races he was entered in on this weekend. After taking Friday nights heat and A-qualifier, Emerson wrapped up the weekend with his second IMCA Southern Sportmod Nationals championship. Emerson and Sid Kiphen had a spirited battle early in the 30-lapper, but after a rash of cautions, Emerson left no doubt who had the best car easing away in the waning stages for the $2,000 payday, plus IMCA’s ‘starts’ bonus.

As green waved on the 20-car IMCA Southern Sportmod starting field, polesitter, Kris Rye led into turn 1. Emerson, on the top side challenged, but K. Rye led back to line on lap 1 trailed by Emerson, Kiphen, Tom Earl jr. and Brian Rye. Emerson got by
K. Rye, who took a little side trip in the infield, to lead lap 2. K. Rye also gave up spots to Kiphen and Earl. K. Rye got a spot back from Earl, as the top four broke away from the pack.

Earl and K. Rye were side by side for third, while Trevor Egbert was alongside B. Rye for fifth. Kiphen gave Emerson a look low on lap 5 and got beside him in turns 3-4. The duo were wheel to wheel on lap 6, with Kiphen getting the advantage on lap
7, while K. Rye and Earl continued to slug it out for third. Behind them, B. Rye and Egbert were swapping fifth, sometimes corner for corner.

Emerson was able to get back alongside Kiphen on lap 10, and retake the top spot on lap 11 as they stayed tied and the doors. As the front battles calmed briefly, Brandon Guerin got seventh from Jake Upchurch. As Emerson and Kiphen pulled away at the crossed flags, K. Rye and Earl resumed their fight for third, with B. Rye rounding out the top five.

Earl used a lapped car to pick K. Rye and take over third on lap 17. The races first caution waved on lap 18 when Devin Burgess stopped on track, leaving a driveshaft along the way. Once back to green the top five stayed single file, while Dean Abbey and Egbert went door to door for sixth. Emerson had just begun to inch away when Don Painter slapped the wall for a lap 20 yellow.

On the restart, Abbey used the high side to get a run past Egbert and B. Rye for fifth. Yellow flew again on lap 23 for a spin by Chase Brewer in turn 4. As the race resumed, the top four hugged the bottom, while B. Rye, Egbert and Abbey were three wide for fifth, with Abbey getting the spot. B. Rye and Egbert stayed side by side until Egbert got the spot and B. Rye slowed with a flat bringing out a yellow on lap 26.

Emerson got a good jump on Kiphen as green waved again, while Abbey tried the top against K. Rye for third. K. Rye and Abbey were side by side for fourth and Upchurch ran beside Guerin for sixth as the white was shown. Emerson held a comfortable margin over Kiphen coming to the checkers in the Kenny & Sandy Skidmore, Red-Dog Graffix, Emerson Race Car. Behind them several battles ended in spins shaking up the final order.

“I used to always believe in luck,” replied Emerson, “but I don’t anymore. It was a lot of hard work, good help and the weekend just came together. It’s a blessing just to be able to get to race and the way everything turned out. It’s amazing.”

“Sid(Kiphen) was actually a little better than us the first half. I didn’t want to try too hard and use the tires up. We had 30 laps to go and the last lap is the one that pays. I just tried to stay with him and we got a little better as the run went. I don’t know what the deal with all the cautions was towards the end, but it all worked out.”

“We pretty much do our same weekly maintenance even before a big race like this. My buddy’s Lewis and Kenny pretty much take care of everything. Lewis has been with me since I was sixteen, he does all the work on the Sprint Car too. Fortunately all I have to do these days is the easy part. They have to do all the manual labor.”

“This win means a little more than the first one. Some people didn’t feel we won fair and square. There’s pretty much no question about this one. Keith(White) and I have actually become pretty decent friends since then. We’ve raced each a bunch in the Modifieds and never touched each other. It’s nice to be in company with people like that. We can run with each other as hard you run them. It’s easy to run over somebody. It’s the ones that do it without touching are the ones that do the best.”

“With the rules change I wanted to run the Sportmod because it’s a fun car to drive. It’s pretty easy maintenance and easy to work on. The Modifieds are pretty expensive and motors were getting out of hand. I’ve got the Sprint Car now too. I’m all over winning in that, we’ve been second a number of times. We’ll see where the Good Lord leads us next.”

MCA Southern Sportmod Nationals @ Boyd Raceway, 9/2-3/11

September 4th, 2011

Boyd, Tx.–Boyd Raceway played host to this year’s edition of the IMCA Southern Sportmod Nationals. Drivers from Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma converged on the north Texas track to try to make the starting field for Saturday nights $2000 to win Southern Sportmod finals, with a possibility of up to $1250 more tacked on by IMCA.

Friday night qualifying on the ¼ mile, semi-banked clay oval for the Southern Sportmods consisted of heats, B-mains and an A-qualifier locking in the top six finishers to Saturday nights main. The IMCA Modifieds, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks and “outlaw” Mini Stocks ran heats and features as Boyd Raceway’s season concluded.

Emerson Eases to Sportmod Sweep Weatherford’s Jeff Emerson started the weekend off right taking his heat and A-qualifier win in the IMCA Southern Sportmods. Emerson, who started from the third row, worked his way up taking the lead from Ronnie Welborn just past halfway then easing ahead of the battles behind him. The main fight for the final transfer ended up in the wall on the final lap giving the last qualifying spot to Sid Kiphen.

As the 20-car field took the green for the 20-lapper, David Elliott and Tom Earl jr. stayed side by side with Elliott inching ahead chased by Earl, Kris Rye, Emerson and Welborn. Earl then crossed over and got under Elliott getting the top spot on lap
with Welborn taking third from K. Rye. Welborn looked low on Elliott with K. Rye trying three wide on top.

After putting Elliott back a spot, Welborn ducked inside Earl, while K. Rye and Emerson were wheel to wheel for third. Welborn edged out Earl on lap 6 for the lead as K. Rye followed to second. Emerson was next to put Earl back a spot on lap 8 as he worked up alongside K. Rye. At halfway it was Welborn, K. Rye, Emerson, Elliott and Earl in the top five as Brian Rye held the sixth and final transfer spot.

Cary Stephens stopped on the back stretch for the races only caution on lap 11. Emerson used the restart to jump Welborn for the lead on lap 12, with a pair of side by side scraps behind them. B. Rye got a little breathing room taking fifth from Elliott with five to go leaving Elliott, Dean Abbey, Steve Hayes and Trevor Egbert to settle it.

Emerson began to stretch out his advantage over Welborn in the waning laps while sixth position was still up for grabs with two to go. Emerson’s lead was lead was secure as he crossed the line in the Kenny & Sandy Skidmore owned, Red-dog Graffix, Emerson Race Car. It was three wide for sixth in turns 3/4 and that didn’t work out as Hayes, Elliott, Abbey and Egbert wadded up and Kiphen snuck past the melee for the last spot to make Saturday’s A-main.

“I redrew a 5 and started third row inside,” said Emerson. “I had a lot of good help. I just thank the Lord I won tonight. Kenny & Sandy own the car and we’ve run it for quite a few years. It will still get the job done. I haven’t raced here in a couple years. We raced here last week and got third. So we did some more work on it and apparently it paid off.”

“We didn’t really do anything special to the car before coming here. I have raced here a bunch of times, just not recently. It’s kind of like riding a bicycle once you know how to do it you should be alright.”

“We were in a battle with a good group of guys there, that I put a lot of trust in. So you normally don’t have to worry about someone spinning you out or running over you. I just try to drive people as clean as they drive me. You should be ok that way.”

Boyd hosts IMCA Southern SportMod Nationals Sept. 2-3

September 1st, 2011

BOYD, Texas – The best drivers in the division head to Boyd Raceway this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 2-3 for the seventh annual IMCA Southern SportMod Nationals.

Saturday’s main event for Smiley’s Racing Chassis Southern SportMods pays $2,000 to win, plus $25 for each of as many as 50 sanctioned starts made during the regular point season.

That puts the maximum top check at $3,250. A minimum of $200 will be paid to make the 24-car field. Drivers who compete both days but don’t qualify for the main event get $150.

Heat races, “B” features and a qualifying feature for the SportMods are on the Friday card, along with complete programs for the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.

SportMod heats, “B” features, the Race of Champions and the main event are on tap Saturday.

Drivers who have clinched 2011 SportMod track titles, or who lead point standings at their local venues are eligible to compete in the Race of Champions.

Pit gates open at 6 p.m. for a Thursday, Sept. 1 practice session that runs from 7-10 p.m. Pit admission is $15. Grandstand admission is free.

Pit gates and the grandstand open at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Adult grandstand admission is $10 on Friday and $15 on Saturday. Admission is $5 for kids ages 6-11 and free for five and under both nights.

Transponders are required and can be rented for $10.

More information about the Southern SportMod Nationals is available by calling 940 433-5587, 817 304-2044 or 817 988-5254, and at the www.boydraceway.net website.