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Mothers, drivers earn prizes at the speedway

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Motherly love was on display at the LoanMart Madera Speedway on Saturday night as all women got in free and were treated to a night full of racing excitement, along with dozens of raffled gifts.

Speedway owner Kenny Shepherd said he was excited by the large crowd comprised primarily of mothers, sisters, and daughters as it showed the sport’s evolution.

“I think this shows how many women and girls are interested in racing, which is really great to see,” Shepherd said. “I’ve had so many ladies come up to me tonight saying they haven’t been here in years and they’re having so much fun. It’s not just a sport for men.”

Perhaps the night’s most exciting race came in the always unpredictable Toyota Sedans class, which had an added incentive for drivers to win because if they did, two young fans paired with them by raffle would win brand new bikes donated by racer Ed Rodriguez...


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