Category Archive: Merced News

Early Championship Point Battles Under Way at Merced Speedway; Kids Sports Night Sat. Apr. 28

By Mike Adaskaveg Merced Sun-Star It was no accident that Rodney Freitas parked his International Motor Contest Association (IMCA) modified stock car next to Mike Villanueva’s in the Merced Speedway pits last Saturday. Freitas and Villanueva had been buddies since they were 14 years old. Villanueva used to be on Freitas’ pit crew. Freitas, who …

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The BIG SHOW Grows Bigger at Merced Speedway – IMCA mods, IMCA Sport Mods, Super Streets, Hobby Stocks This Saturday night.

The growth of the IMCA SportMod division at Merced Speedway has speedway general manager Doug Williams seeing a bright future for the historic quarter mile clay oval. “There has been tremendous interest in the SportMod division,” Williams said. “We had 18 SportMods on Saturday night, and the next day I was contacted by three more …

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WINGLESS SPRINTS, SPORT MODS ATTACK MERCED SPEEDWAY SATURDAY NIGHT, APR. 13

By Mike Adaskaveg Merced Sun-Star The “SportMod” has arrived. Merced Speedway is expecting an abundance of the relatively new racecars developed by the International Motor Contest Association (IMCA) as a low cost step to its premier modified stock car division. The “SportMods” are on the 2013 schedule for the first time this Saturday night at …

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