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Speedway event pays tribute to the late Hanoian

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webmaster | 04/01/14

Sunday turned out to be a perfect warm afternoon for a trip down memory lane at the LoanMart Madera Speedway.

The event featured a throwback show that included Vintage Super Modifieds, Vintage Midgets, Super Modifieds, Winged Sprint Cars, BCRA/USAC Midgets, USAC HPD Midgets, the LoanMart Late Model Series, and the new LoanMart Open Hobby Stock Series. The event was moved from Saturday evening to Sunday afternoon because of threats of rain, which came late Saturday.

The event paid tribute to the late Smokey Hanoian and fans basked in the warm Madera sunshine and watched Darrin Snider outduel Chad Nichols to take the BCRA/USAC Midget main event trophy. Behind Snider and Nichols were Mike Snider, Nick Chivello, and Alex Schutte.

The LoanMart Late Model Series provided some great racing action. Matt Erickson went for a Sunday drive and took the checkered flag and $1,000 in round one of the eight-race series that leads to a $10,000 prize in October. Garland Tyler drove the wheels off his late model to take second place over Jason Aguirre, Blaine Rocha and Rick Thompson to round out the top five...


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