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Sept. 23: Matt and Glass Cancer Fundraiser – Hobby Stock Championship On the Line in Season Finale

By Mike Adaskaveg Merced Sun-Star When the 2017 Merced Speedway racing season began, young Hobby Stock Division drivers Garrett Corn and Kodie Dean made a vow to each other: They would finish the season ranking first and second in the point standings. “We decided it wouldn’t matter who was first and who was second – as …

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Sept. 16: Second to Last Race – Three-Way Point Battle Heats Up in IMCA Mods!

By Mike Adaskaveg Special to the Sun Star Three drivers are jockeying for the track championship in the IMCA Modified division at Merced Speedway, each hoping to out-fox the other for the prestigious title. Points mean everything with the first of the last two races of the season on deck this Saturday night. Defending track …

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Sept. 9: Drivers Come from the North and The South to Race at Memorial of a Great Racer: John Fore 9D SportMod Nationals Saturday Night Expected to Draw Huge Field!

By Mike Adaskaveg Merced  Sun Star Call it the legend of the 9D. In the tight knit Merced stock car racing community, numbers and letters are displayed as symbols of a beloved driver. Those numbers and letters are sacred when tied to a respected racer who has passed away. Driving on Rt. 99 or stuck in …

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August 26: Rick Diaz, Fred Ryland in Showdown for IMCA SportMod Championship with Three Races Left!

By Mike Adaskaveg Merced Sun-Star Merced Speedway’s 2016 IMCA SportMod division champ, Rick Diaz, often gets questioned as to why he is second to Brentwood’s Fred Ryland in this season’s championship battle. Diaz, of Los Banos, is 32 points behind Ryland’s 376 points even though he has six wins to Ryland’s single win. “Over and …

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August 19: Tim Cecil and Family at D and L Pump Night

  By Mike Adaskaveg Special to the Sun-Star When Atwater’s Tim Cecil fastens the belts to hold himself into the driver’s seat of his IMCA Modified Saturday night at Merced Speedway, he is reminded of the strange fate that brought him to this point in his life. Cecil hasn’t run in front of the pack. …

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August 12: Back from the Fire! Hot Racing in the BIGGEST Show of the Summer: IMCA Mods, Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks, Valley Sportsman, BCRA Midget Lites, and Vintage Supermodifieds!!!

        By Mike Adaskaveg Merced Sun Star Merced Speedway returns to action this Saturday night with a blockbuster event featuring six divisions of racing, along with its annual “Legends of Merced” program that honors the stars and cars of decades gone by. After an unprecedented three week layover that began with the …

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July 15: Tim Ragsdale Prepares for IMCA SportMod Action! Sandy Brammer-Batchelor To Sign In Full Field!

By Mike Adaskaveg Special to the Sun-Star   Sandy Brammer-Batchelor points to a line on a piece of paper and tells people “print your name here and sign here”. She does that job over and over again, and does it with a smile. Tim Ragsdale drives a road grader or water truck in in circles …

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July 8: Brown Hopes To Continue Winning Ways after Post Memorial IMCA Mod Victory

By Mike Adaskaveg Special to the Sun-Star Chowchilla’s Randy Brown, reigning champ of Merced Speedway’s IMCA Modified division, showed he wasn’t about to give up his crown last Saturday night as he outran a hard charging Paul Stone to be victorious in the Tim Post Memorial before 6,000 cheering fans. The IMCA modified main event …

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JULY 1: FREE Admission -Timmy Post Memorial Spectacular! Fireworks, IMCA Modifieds and SportMods, and Hobby Stocks

By Mike Adaskaveg Merced Sun-Star Merced Speedway owner Ed Parker remembers circling date of the first July race on his calendar when he was a young racer. “It was the big event of the year at the speedway – fireworks, racing – and the whole city was there,” Parker says. “It was time to make sure …

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Fireworks and Tim Post Memorial – A Show You Won’t Want to Miss!

Kick off the July 4 Holiday weekend with a Merced tradition – Merced Speedway’s Gigantic Fireworks display and three divisions of racing – all for FREE Admission! Download article as PDF

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