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Open wheels set for Speedway

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benf | 04/25/14

After a week off, the LoanMart Madera Speedway is set for a Saturday night return replete with roaring engines, squealing tires, and a series that last year saw some of the closest races all season.

The main event of the night will be the second race of the LoanMart Open Late Model Series, where perennial top finisher Matt Erickson looks to defend his young winning streak against rival driver Rick Thompson.

Last month, Erickson handily defeated all other drivers and finished over Garland Tyler by more than nine seconds.

However Thompson — last year’s second-place finisher — showed a penchant to bounce back from defeats to Erickson last season and bring his number 77 car out hungry for wins…


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