Modifieds collide at Madera Speedway

MAVTV cameras will turn their attention to open wheel action at Madera Speedway as the Mission Modifieds and North State Modifieds go head-to-head in a 60-lap contest on the one-third mile.


Tonight’s events will be open to spectators and also include Mini Stocks, Jr. Late Models, Hobby Stocks, Modified Super Toyotas, and Madera Late Models.


Tickets are on sale for the event with a link to purchase tickets online available at: http://www.racemadera.com/ticket-info.html.

If one cannot make it to the track in person, the event will be broadcast live at ShortTrack TV for FREE at https://youtu.be/Sx94ad4GQvQ. The free broadcast is made possible with support from sponsors Nut Up, Mission Foods and 51 FIFTY LTM.


The Mission Modifieds began in 2020 as the 602 Modifieds but have expanded to also include both crate and open motor options this season, like the Nut Up Pro Late Models offer. The Modifieds will compete within the North State Modifieds event and again for round two on August 7. October 16 will be the Mission Modifieds finale during the MAVTV televised Turkey Triple Open.


602 crate engine cars will race for the Economy Heating & Air bonus of $750 for the highest finishing crate motor, $500 for the second highest, and $250 for the third highest. Economy is also paying an additional $100 in tow money for each of the top-ten in the North State points to make the journey south to Madera. Saturday’s 60-lap contest pays $1,000 to win the winner along with a $100 to win Dash for Cash.


The Madera Late Models will stage a 40-lap event with Jason Aguirre leading the way on the strength of a pair of wins. Matt Erickson added to his illustrious win total at Madera with a triumph in March as well.


Lloyd Wren and Mike Nicks have accounted for all three Madera Hobby Stock wins this season with the valley’s best drivers looking to overhaul them in Saturday night’s 30-lap feature.


The Modified Super Toyota complexion changed drastically in April when Shaun and Ryan Reynolds were unable to compete due to a medical emergency for Shaun Reynolds. Shaun is recovering while the MST action rolls on.


John Williams and Rick Lea have entertained in the Mini Stock division with a 20-lap event on tap.


On Saturday, pit gates open at 11:30 a.m. with practice at 1:30 p.m. Qualifying hits the track at 3:25 p.m., followed by heat races. Short Track TV goes live at 5:40 p.m. with the Modified dash and all features to follow.


Madera Racing on MAVTV airs Monday nights at 4 p.m. with new 2020 episodes now airing.