Speedway ready for big night
Up next for The Madera Speedway is a big night , with the 75-Lap Open Hobby Stock Race, The USAC HPD Midgets, BCRA Midgets, CSS/360 Super Modifieds, Legends of the Pacific, and the Legends of Kearney Bowl.
Qualifying begins at 4 p.m., followed by heat races at 5 p.m. and main events begin at 6 p.m. Adult tickets are $15; seniors and military are $14; youths, ages 6-12, are $7; and kids under 5 are free.
Last week, Buddy Shepherd extended his points lead with his fourth RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series victory of 2017, taking the 100-lap race at The Madera Speedway worth $2,000. Shepherd’s win and fast-time gave him critical points in a tight points battle with Logan Zampa heading into the Short Track Shootout on Oct. 7.
Austin Herzog won his sixth career 51FIFTY Energy Drink Junior Late Model race and second of 2017 by taking the 75 lapper.
The Modified Super Toyotas and Toyota Sedans ran a combined 30-lap feature where the top two in each respective class ran in unison throughout the race.
Dave Lander led the MSTs early before a caution allowed Patrick Geiger to take over the top spot. Lander stayed in tow for the entire distance darting in and out of Sedan traffic.
Lander tried one last move for the lead into turn four at the finish, but couldn’t make it work.
In Toyota Sedans about 1/2 of a lap behind the MSTs, Dean Gould held off points leader Mike Marley in a similarly close finish.
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Madera Racing on MAVTV continues every Thursday night at 5 p.m. Madera Speedway racing is also available on the LucasOilRacing.TV app.