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NICK SCHWIEN • Hays Daily News Modified driver Jesse Sobbing, Glenwood, Iowa, smiles as he waits his turn for hot laps at the Mod Mania event in July at RPM Speedway in Hays. Sobbing won the second day of the Sunflower Classic in 2013.

RPM starts season with Sunflower Classic

By BILL MARTIN

Special to The Hays Daily News

Five IMCA divisions are on the program for both nights of RPM Speedway's Friday and Saturday Sunflower Classic.

IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds compete for $1,000 to win in the 2014 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifiers.

IMCA Sunoco stock cars chase $750 in Dirt Track Central Jax Sports Grille Great Plains Series shows. IMCA Sunoco hobby stocks and Karl Chevrolet Northern sport mods vie for $500, while Mach-1 sport compacts run for $200 to win.

Complete programs are scheduled, and IMCA Speedway Motors national, regional and all-star Performance state, but no local track points will be awarded either nights.

Pit gates open at 2 p.m., and the grandstands open at 5 p.m. both days. Hot laps are at 5:30, and racing starts at 7 p.m.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for those 5 and younger. Pit passes are $25 for adults and $10 for those 10 and younger.

Entry fees are $60 for modifieds, $50 for stock cars, $40 for hobby stocks and Northern sport mods, and $30 for sport compacts.

A test-and-tune will be Thursday. Gates open at 2 p.m. and an open practice starts at 7 p.m. Pit passes are $25 or $10 for children. Grandstand admission is free.

Event sponsors are Xtreme Motor Sports and D & B Motors.

More information about the second annual event is available by calling promoter Rod Bencken at (785) 672-0123 or by visiting www.rpmspeedway.net.

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WaKeeney Speedway begins its season at 3 p.m. Sunday with its Spring Fling.

Modifieds will race for $1,000 to win, and a qualifying spot in the Fast-Shaft All-Star Invitational. Stock cars will race for $750 to win as part of the Great Plains series, while sport mods will compete for $500 to win. Hobby stocks ($400) and sport compacts ($200) also will compete.

The race is a draw-redraw event and is sanctioned by IMCA. National, regional, state and track points will be awarded.

Pit passes are $30, and there is a $25 track registration fee.

For more information, call (785) 650-1551.