Category Archive: Merced News

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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MERCED SPEEDWAY: MATT VAN HOECKE MEMORIAL – GREAT RACING AND RAISING FUNDS FOR RELAY FOR LIFE

By Mike Adaskaveg Merced  Sun-Star When Matt Van Hoecke learned he had prostate cancer, he tried to beat it like a stock car driver fighting for the lead on the way to the finish line. There was a race every day of Matt’s life for nine years. Matt won all of them – until one day …

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