Category Archive: Merced Speedway

Les Friend, Fred Ryland Win IMCA Thrillers at Merced Speedway

By Mike Adaskaveg Merced Sun-Star When Les Friend of Galt won his first race ever in IMCA modified stock car competition Saturday night at Merced Speedway, he had no idea who the driver was that challenged him at the finish line. “I always dreamed of driving a modified and racing against the big names – …

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Merced: Porter Prepared for Win

By Mike Adaskaveg Merced Sun-Star Beating dirt track racing legend Bobby Hogge IV is not an easy task. It happens seldom when Hogge IV, from Salinas, unloads his bright read race car at a local speedway. Atwater’s Ryan Porter can now boast that Hogge IV was second to him at the finish line of last …

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Mods At Merced (March 21) : Bill Egleston, Champ in 2012, Ready for Action

By Mike Adaskaveg Special to the Sun-Star Bill Egleston of Atwater never tires of being behind the wheel. A tractor-trailer truck driver from Monday-Friday, Egleston is usually to sleep at 7p.m., up at 2 a.m., and on the road an hour later to safely haul hazardous material across the state. Come Saturday night, he’s steering …

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