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MAY 12: BURKS AND SHEARER – YOUNG GUNS IN LIMITED LATE MODELS, FIRST OF TWO VISITS FROM BCRA MIDGET LITES,

By Mike Adaskaveg Special to the Sun-Star In the grandstand of Merced Speedway, Ian Shearer and Jesse James Burks are larger than life competitors. They drive 600cc motorcycle engine powered Mini-Late Model cars, screaming down the straightaways and sliding through the turns of the quarter mile oval as fast as full size cars In real …

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May 5: Memories of a Red Bandana – Annual Race Honors Ted Stofle

By Mike Adaskaveg Merced Sun-Star A dust covered red bandana worn by legendary Merced Speedway driver Ted Stofle became an indelible symbol in the minds of race drivers and fans whose lives were touched by the driver who lost his life 38 years ago. On Saturday night at the Speedway, Stofle will be honored in the …

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April 28: Tim Elias At Home in IMCA SportMods

By Mike Adaskaveg Merced Sun-Star Tim Elias isn’t shy about saying he’s going to make a run for the track championship in the IMCA SportMod division at Merced Speedway. Off to a good start in achieving his goal, Elias sits at the top of the division’s point tally going into Saturday night’s program of IMCA Modifieds, …

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APRIL 14: Large Field Expected for Egleston Memorial; Purse Increased!

By Mike Adaskaveg Merced Sun-Star Merced Speedway honors 2012 track Champion Bill Egleston on Saturday night with the re-scheduled memorial race that was rained out in March. Egleston, of Atwater, was killed while racing at Perris Auto Speedway in Southern California the second week of January. The race purse has increased since March, with $4015 …

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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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