Category Archive: Merced News

Merced Speedway: Stone Drives Ailing Car to Win; First Wins for Mark Odgers, Austin Van Hoff

by Mike Adaskaveg Merced Sun Star Paul Stone drove an ailing racecar to victory in the IMCA Modified Stock Car main event Sunday night at Merced Speedway. Stone, from Winton, survived a third turn pileup then went on to take on veteran Merced Racer Bob Williamson, who finished second. “A can spun out, I slowed …

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Merced Speedway: Merced High School Athlete Cody Parker’s First Win in Hobby Stocks

By Mike Adaskaveg Merced Sun-Star When baseball season ended in the first week of July, Merced High School sophomore Cody Parker began to focus on his fall sport. Parker, 15, traded the dirt diamond for a clay oval, and won his first stock car race at Merced Speedway this past Sunday. “I’ll race into the fall …

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Merced: Kyle Wilson Stays One Step Ahead; Bruce “Bubba” Nelson Beats Ryland

by Mike Adaskaveg Merced Sun-Star When Kyle Wilson from Salinas jumped out in front of Merced’s Dereck Colvin, he knew he could not falter if he was to win the International Motor Contest Association (IMCA) modified stock car main event at Merced Speedway Sunday night. “Colvin was fast, and there were faster cars behind me,” …

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