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Hodges, Lathram, St. Jude’s are big winners on Cardinal’s opening weekend

March 30th, 2016

EUNICE, N.M. ­­– Sam Hodges and Jordan Lathram were the big winners at Cardinal Speedway’s season-opening doubleheader.

So was St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Hodges won Friday and Saturday night features for IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. His $500 in winnings –­ $200 from opening night, $300 from night two ­­– didn’t stay in the bank long as the former Cardinal promoter called St. Jude’s on Monday to donate the full amount toward children’s cancer research.

“This is the time last year I was diagnosed with colon cancer. I raced opening night in a SportMod, then had surgery and spent the rest of the season as a spectator,” he explained. “I made a deal with the Lord that he saved me and I’d help save somebody else.” “I’m going to donate all the money I win this season,” continued Hodges. “I’ve been good for a year now. Every day is a bonus.”

(The St. Jude’s website is www.stjude.org).

Hodges won from fourth starting on Friday, ahead of Errick Rogers and Gerald Spalding Jr., and from seventh on Saturday, battling both the cold and a dirt storm. Spalding was second and third went to Kenneth Seay. Lathram also had two wins to show for the weekend at Eunice, in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car division.

He drew the Friday pole and checked out in a contest that race 20 laps caution-free. Lathram started outside row one on Saturday and led just the last five circuits. The victories came in his third and fourth starts in a new Medieval Chassis.

“I went straight to the top of the track on Friday. We had the setup right on point from the start,” he said. “We tightened it up a little for the feature on Saturday.” Mark Lord and Carbie McClearen rounded out Friday’s top three. Dustin White was runner-up and Colin Deming ran third on Saturday.

Neal Flowers was first in the opening night feature for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds, ahead of Toby Herring and Dean Deming. Herring collected the Saturday checkers in front of Jerry Harpole and Cory Davis.

Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod winners were Dustin Robinson and Cory Williams. Following Robinson to the Friday finish were Tanner Houston and Williams. Brandon Ross was second and Chance McDaniel ran third on Saturday.

Sixth annual Kelly Sheen Memorial July 3, 4 at Cardinal Speedway

July 2nd, 2015

EUNICE, N.M. – Four IMCA divisions are featured at Cardinal Speedway’s sixth annual Kelly Sheen Memorial Topless Shootout on Friday and Saturday, July 3 and 4.

IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $2,000 to win, Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds for $1,200, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center SportMods for $1,000 and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $750.

The Modified feature is a 2015 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying event. Modified and Southern SportMod drivers must remove all body panels above the deck, including the roof, sail panels and pillar posts.

IMCA Speed­way Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded to Modified, Stock Car and Hobby Stock drivers; Southern SportMod drivers race for national and state points.

Thirty laps is the feature distance for the Modifieds, Stock Cars and SportMods, 20 laps for the Hobby Stocks. Cash awards of $100 will be paid to the hard charger and to the driver making the longest tow in each division.

Pit gates open at 3 p.m. Mountain Time, the draw closes at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 8 p.m. both days. Spectator admission is $10 on Friday and $15 on Saturday; kids six and under get in free both days. Pit passes are $25.

Gates open at 5 p.m. and an open practice runs from 7-10 p.m. Thursday, July 2. General admission is free while pit passes are $20. Food and beverages following in the pit area are provided by Kendall’s Kountry Meat Market.

Overnight accommodations are available in Eunice at the Oil Patch Motel (575 394-2501) and the Five Star Inn (575 394-0720) and in Hobbs at the Best Western Executive Inn (575 397-7171) and Baymont Inn & Suites (575 964-8400).

Drivers should request Cardinal Speedway rates. Spots are also available at the Finish Line RV Park (806 392-3902), which is within walking distance from the track.

More information is available by calling promoters Chris Meyers at 806 392-3902 or Toby Herring at 575 441-1941.

Cardinal Speedway opens this weekend with inaugural Black Gold Showdown

March 11th, 2015

EUNICE, N.M. – The first annual Black Gold Showdown brings four IMCA divisions to Cardinal Speedway for season-opening Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14 shows.

IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds vie for $600 to win on Friday and $700 to win on Saturday. Top prize for Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars is $500 each night. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks chase $300 top prizes.

A $500 bonus will be paid to the driver with the top two-day point total in each division.

Also at stake both nights are IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Regional, Allstar Performance State and local track points.

Hard chargers earn $50 in all main events. Tow money is $25 for all drivers making the trip to Eunice from at least 70 miles away and finishing in a $25 paying position.

There is no entry fee. A one-time $25 registration fee will be good for the entire 2015 season.

Pit gates and the grandstand open at 5 p.m. both days. Hot laps are at 7:15 p.m. and racing starts at 8 p.m. Grandstand admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and students, and free for kids five and under. Car and driver is $40. Pit passes are $24.

Pit gates open at 5 p.m. for an open practice session on Thursday, March 12. Hot laps start that evening at 7 p.m. Pit passes are $20 and grandstand admission is free.

More information is available by calling promoters Chris Meyers at 806 392-3902 or Toby Herring at 575 441-1941, and at the www.cardinalspeedway.com website.

The Black Gold Showdown will be broadcast on XSAN.

Cardinal’s fifth annual Kelly Sheen Memorial is July 4, 5

June 29th, 2014

EUNICE, N.M. – Four IMCA divisions take their turn running for big paydays at Cardinal Speedway’s fifth annual Kelly Sheen Memorial Topless Shootout.

Total purse for the Friday and Saturday, July 4 and 5 special is more than $20,000. As the name of the event implies, IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods must remove all body panels above the deck, including the roof, sail panels and pillar posts.

IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $3,000 to win, Modifieds for $2,000, SportMods for $1,500 and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $500.

A sponsor added $2,300 to the Stock Car purse so that feature now pays $1,500 for second, $1,000 for third, $800 for fourth, $500 for fifth, $250 for sixth, $200 for seventh, $150 for eighth, $125 for ninth and a minimum of $100 to start.

The Modified feature is a 2014 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying event. IMCA Speed­way Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded to Modified, Stock Car and Hobby Stock drivers; Southern SportMod drivers race for national and state points.

Both the Modified and SportMod features pays a minimum of $125 to start and the Hobby Stock feature pays $50. Thirty laps is the feature distance for the Modifieds, Stock Cars and SportMods, 20 laps for the Hobby Stocks.

RACEceivers are required in all divisions. Cash awards of $100 will be paid to the hard charger and to the driver making the longest tow in each division.

Pit gates open at 3 p.m. Mountain Time, the draw closes at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 8 p.m. both days. Spectator admission is $10 for adults and free for kids six and under. Pit passes are $25.

Gates open at 5 p.m. and an open practice runs from 7-10 p.m. Thursday, July 3. General admission is free while pit passes are $20. Food and beverages following in the pit area is provided by Kendall’s Kountry Meat Market.

Overnight accommodations are available in Eunice at the Oil Patch Motel (575 394-2501) and the Five Star Inn (575 394-0720) and in Hobbs at the Best Western Executive Inn (575 397-7171) and Baymont Inn & Suites (575 393-3355).

Drivers should request Cardinal Speedway rates. Spots are also available at the Finish Line RV Park (806 392-3902), which is within walking distance from the track.

More information is available by calling promoters Chris Meyers at 806 392-3902 or Toby Herring at 575 441-1941.

March 15-16 Frost Busters start season at Cardinal Speedway

March 12th, 2013

EUNICE, N.M. – Twin Frost Buster programs start the 2013 race season at Cardinal Speedway this Friday and Saturday, March 15-16.

The regular weekly purse will be paid on Friday, with $400 to win in the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, $300 to win in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods, and $200 to win in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.

The winner’s share of the Saturday purse will be upped to $600 for the Modifieds, $500 for the Stock Cars and Southern SportMods, and $400 for Hobby Stocks.

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

Car and driver fee is $35 and pit passes are $20. General admission to the grandstand is $10 and free for kids six and under.

Pit gates and the grandstand at Eunice open at 5:30 p.m. both days. Hot laps are at 7:15 p.m. and racing starts at 8 p.m.

Both shows will be draw/redraw and transponders are required in all four sanctioned divisions.

More information is available from promoters Chris Meyers at 806 392-3902 or Toby Herring at 575 441-1941. The track website is www.cardinalspeedway.com.