Category Archive: Merced Speedway

MERCED SPEEDWAY: DWARF INVASION; FREITAS LONGSHOT OVER PAUL STONE IN IMCA MODIFIEDS

By Mike Adaskaveg Merced Sun Star There will be a Dwarf Car invasion at Merced Speedway, and Gene “Punky” Pires of Los Banos will be leading the charge. Pires, like the majority of the tiny Dwarf Car drivers, has never raced at the quarter mile dirt track. With cars and drivers from as far away as …

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At Merced Speedway: Key To Success: Family First, Then Racing

By Mike Adaskaveg Merced Sun-Star Marc Key is back behind the wheel of a hobby stock at Merced Speedway, driving like he hasn’t missed a race in six years. Actually, he’s missed all the races in the last six years. He had to sell his car back then when he and his new bride, Stacie, …

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MERCED SPEEDWAY: TO THE FORE FRONT – PARTNERSHIP PAYS OFF

By Mike Adaskaveg Merced Sun-Star When John Fore was growing up, he always wanted to be a racer, but his dad cautioned him against it. Now, years later, he’s the top runner in the race to be “Rookie of the Year” in the International Motor Contest Association (IMCA) SportMod division at Merced Speedway. “My dad …

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