Category Archive: Merced Speedway

MERCED and CHOWCHILLA SPEEDWAYS: MARISSA, MARK ODGERS SHARE IN THE FUN

By Mike Adaskaveg Merced Sun-Star Mariposa father and daughter Mark and Marissa Odgers share a special bond that has them teaming up to race International Motor Contest Association (IMCA) SportMods at Merced and Chowchilla Speedways. Soft spoken, bearded, Mark Odgers is the mental image you would have of a ‘mountain man’. Years of driving a …

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Merced Speedway: Darren Miguel Winning and Having Fun in Rookie Season

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By Mike Adaskaveg Merced Sun-Star When it comes to being a winning stock car driver, Darren Miguel calls himself a “late bloomer.” Miguel, from Ballico, is riding high on his rookie season success at Merced Speedway. Saturday night, Miguel will leave his day job in almond processing far behind when he dons a fire suit …

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Merced Speedway: John MacDougall on the Move

By Mike Adaskaveg Merced Sun-Star John MacDougall knows first-hand how fickle the quarter-mile clay track at Merced Speedway can be. MacDougall mastered it once this year, and it destroyed his car once. Nevertheless, he will be trying for a second win when the International Motor Contest Association (IMCA) Modified and SportMod stock cars headline the …

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