One of the largest open wheel races each year at LoanMart Madera Speedway invades the “Fastest 1/3rd Mile in the West” Saturday night with the Lucas Oil Summertime Horsepower Nationals. The Lucas Oil Modifieds 75, North State Modifieds 60, and Madera Western Winged Super Sprints headline the racing, along with USAC HPD Midgets and Legends of Kearney Bowl.
The Lucas Oil Modifieds visit Madera twice annually and return on Oct. 8 as part of the Short Track Shootout with a $5,000-to-win feature. Large car counts are the name of the game with this series and a 40-lap B Main is scheduled. Former Madera track champion Scott Winters and Lake County’s Kyle Tellstrom split the 2015 Lucas Oil races at Madera. Linny White has won twice this season with Ryan Partridge and Travis Thirkettle also seeing victory lane so far this year. Matthew Hicks leads Tellstrom, Aaron McMorran, Winters, and Taylor Miinch in the standings
On the North State Modified side, last season’s appearance at the Horsepower Nationals was their debut at the facility. The 2015 champion Darrin Knight won the most recent series race at Redwood Acres Raceway in Eureka, while Mike Collins leads the points. Tripp Gaylord won the series debut at the track last June but is not running in 2016 making for a wide-open field. The series also races with the Pacific Challenge Series Super Late Models at Madera on Aug. 13.
The Madera Western Winged Super Sprints are the fastest cars at LoanMart Madera Speedway with speeds over 110 miles per hour on the straightaways...