Mike Villanueva Man To Beat in Merced IMCA Mods – Goes for Hat Trick Saturday Night, May 4


It’s a Merced Speedway “double header” his Saturday nigh, May 4 as the IMCA Modifieds and IMCA SportMods are joined by mini-stocks and dwarf cars for a four – division night of action.

Merced’s Mike Villanueva will try to make it a “hat-trick” this week, as he has won two in a row in the IMCA modified class. Veteral Rodney Freitas of Merced was knocking on his back door last week.

Freitas and Villanueva have made it public that they are eying the track championship, which is being defended by Atwater’s Bill Egleston, who finished fourth last week. Jeff Streeter of Chowchilla had an impressive third place run ahead of Egleston.

Egleston is taking on all challengers. He’s even put up $50 of his Trucking Company’s money to reward the modified driver that tows to Merced from the farthest away.

With IMCA SportMods growing in popularity, local business Hewlett Antiques has “swetened the pie” adding a $100 bonus to the winner’s take of the SportMod feature.

Josh Strickland of Merced is the man to beat in the mini stock division.

The Dwarf Cars will make their initial appearance at the track this week.

Racing starts aty 6:30 p.m. Admission to the special double header is $12 for adults, $6 for children, $10 for seniors, and $28 for a family four-pack of two adults and two children.  Merced Speedway is located at the Merced County Fairgrounds, 900 Martin Luther King Way in Merced.