TURKEY TRIPLE OPEN SHOW
FINAL CLUB RACE AGUIRRE WINS
BONUS BUCKS FLOW
MISSION FOODS JOINS
TURKEY TRIPLE OPEN SHOW AND 2020 AWARDS ANNOUNCED
Madera, Ca. (10.7.20) – The 2020 racing season has been a challenge to say the least, but the staff at the Madera Speedway has adjusted and worked hard to sell sponsorship to allow us to overcome each obstacle and road block that jumped in front of us.
We are not able to host our 2020 Awards Banquet in a traditional manner due to COVID, and anyone that has been to a Madera Speedway Awards Banquet knows how much effort the staff puts into the event to make it an evening to showcase the drivers that have earned the spotlight for that special evening. We are also not able to host the annual Pumpkin Smash that traditionally closes the season at Madera Speedway. But we decided to not give up and to adjust once again to close the 2020 season out on a positive note and with high energy to pay tribute to our drivers.
So we can close the door on the season with high energy and also honor our drivers Mission Foods will help us host the Turkey Triple Open show and on track 2020 Awards Banquet on November 14th. The final point race for the MAVTV series will be October 17th, the final point race for the club racers will be October 24th, and the Turkey Triple Open show is a non-point open event and our 2020 Awards Banquet all rolled into one event on November 14th. We will race in the early afternoon and then host the awards ceremonies later in the afternoon live on ShortTrack TV from the race track.
There will be three divisions race in the Turkey Triple Open, the 75 lap $2,000 to win Open Late Models, the 75 lap $1,000 to win Open Pro Modifieds and the 75 lap $500 to win Open Hobby Stocks. The rules are below;
Open Late Models –
Stock Style Bodies only with Rear Spoiler may be no wider than 60", and no taller than 6 1/2". Spoiler must be centered on the rear bumper cover and may not be offset in any direction. There may be NO forward support of any kind, no boxed ends or runners. No Gurney lip, or any type of wicker bill on the upper edge of the spoiler. It is mandatory that the Upper 2/3's of the spoiler and the rear window of the car be made of “clear” lexan to enable other drivers to see through them.
TIRES AND WHEELS - Tires are the Hoosier 8.0-15/970 treaded tire. ALL tires MUST be purchased from the track, and tires MAY NOT be cut, soaked or altered in any way. Any team wishing to run used tires must submit the tires for inspection and scanning prior to qualifying, note these used tires must have been purchased from Madera as well. Wheels must be steel and not exceed 8" in width. Competitors must start the race on the tires they qualified with.
101” minimum wheelbase, any shock allowed (one shock per tire), rear suspension No fifth (5th) coil, torque arm or lift bar suspensions will be permitted. No bird cages of any kind (3 or 4 link). Trailing arms must mount to the rear end and chassis in a solid manner (heim allowed). No springs, sliders, rubber biscuits allowed on any of the rear trailing arms. All cars will not exceed 79" inch track width, it will be measured from the bulge outside to outside of the front tires at the spindle height. Track width on dry sump cars must not exceed 79" as well.
No traction control devices. Only one ignition box allowed and ignition box will be mounted as far to the right side of the car as possible with the chip or RPM dial facing the right side. All wires to the distributor must be run separately and not be part of a bigger wiring harness. All wiring must be sealed with no unplugged wires.
FUEL - All cars must run the track fuel, the track spec fuel is Sunoco 110 Purple race fuel or Sunoco E-85R race fuel. Teams may also run stock Chevron 91 octane pump fuel with NO additives and NO mixing of fuels.
Drive shaft, NO carbon fiber drive shafts allowed.
602 engine cars with straight rail chassis will be a minimum 2900 pounds with a maximum of 60% left side weight and run a 6,200 chip, open engine cars with straight rail chassis will be a minimum 3,000 pounds with a maximum 58% left side weight and have no rpm limit. (Note all perimeter chassis cars can take off 50 pounds from the above listed weights).
Pro 602/Open Engine Modifieds –
1. Hoosier 970 tires only (MUST purchase from track)
2. Sunoco 110 or E85 fuel only (MUST purchase from track)
3. Engine Rules: 602 GM crate factory sealed or checked by authorized dealers (1 single carburetor) Or Open Motor (1 single carburetor) cast iron block-wet sump- 410 cubic inch max
4. Any shock allowed, but NO canisters allowed.
5. Fabricated front stubs (Authorized dealers: Phils Phabrication/Dana Stahl/STR/Howe) Any other clips please call for approval
6. Weight Rules and RPM Rules:
· Crates-2500 lbs. 58 Left Side (6200 RPM)
· Open- 2650 lbs. 57 Left Side (7200 RPM)
7. 15 X 8 Steel Wheels Only
8. NO rack and pinion steering
9. Rear Gears (Steel Spools Only)
10. ALL suspension and steering components MUST be made out of only steel· Only Aluminum parts allowed: track bar mounts and sliders (solid links only)
11. Track Width: 78 in. bulge to bulge, front and rear, at ride height
12. Body Rules:
· Max Rear Deck Width: 68 inch Max
· Max Rear Deck Height: 38 inch Max
· Spoiler Dimensions Only: 4 inch X 60 inch wide
· Front Nose Overhang: 45 inches Max
· Front Nose Width: 45 ½ inches Max
· Rear Quarter Panel Overhang: 49 inches Max
Open Hobby Stocks –
602 cars we weigh a minimum of 3,100 pounds and have a maximum of 55% left side weight. Open engine cars will weigh a minimum of 3,200 pounds and have a maximum of 55% left side weight.
Roll Cage - All cars must have a full roll cage built from a minimum 1 ¾ x .095 round tubing, and must have a complete set of driver side door bars and at least and "X" in the passenger side.
Wheels & Tires - Wheels must be 8" or less, and must be steel. Tires must be the Hoosier 8.0-15/970 treaded tire. All tires must be purchased from the track. Tires MUST NOT be cut, soaked or modified in any manner at all. Used tires that were purchased from the Madera Speedway are ok to use.
Ride Height – 4” minimum ride height on all frame and body parts.
Fuel - All cars must run Sunoco 110 Purple track fuel or 91 octane Chevron fuel.
TRANSMISSION - May only be STANDARD 3 OR 4 SPEED, OR AUTOMATIC 2 OR 3 SPEED. Must be O.E.M. Manual transmission must use O.E.M. or O.E.M. REPLACEMENT SINGLE DISC CLUTCH. Automatic transmission must use O.E.M. or O.E.M. REPLACEMENT TORQUE CONVERTER. NO RACING OR HIGH PERFORMANCE CLUTCHES OR TORQUE CONVERTERS ALLOWED. A. All gears must be in stock working order. Transmission must be able to go into gear with engine running and car sitting still. B. All standard transmissions must have a S.E.M.A./NASCAR approved STEEL bell housing. Automatics must have a S.E.M.A. approved ring gear shield or a tech inspector approved 1/8" steel plate inside the car on the transmission tunnel part of the floorboard. No aluminum flywheels or drive lines.
REARENDS - No quick change rear ends allowed. All drive shafts must be steel.
TRACK WIDTH & Wheel Base - All competing cars will not exceed 78" inch track width, it will be measured from the bulge outside to outside of the front tires at the spindle height. Minimum wheel base is 108".
EXHAUST SYSTEM - Stock O.E.M. cast iron exhaust manifolds, Center dumps are allowed, or Single flange tube type bottom dump headers allowed. No wrap around, step, or 180 headers allowed. Any muffler may be used provided maximum sound level 95 db at 100'. Maximum 2.5" pipe, dual exhaust OK. No flex pipe. Exhaust must extend behind the driver's seat, with no exhaust of any kind inside the car. Any size outlet OK. Exhaust must be securely attached to the bottom of the car. Loss of any part of exhaust system on or off track will be cause for Black Flag.
Non-conforming exhaust system (75 pound weight penalty) there is also a 55% maximum left side weight rule for any car carrying a weight penalty. All cars must meet the 95db at 100’.
Rear Spoiler is a maximum of 60” wide and 5” tall.
SHOCKS - Any steel nonadjustable shock, all parts must be steel. Aluminum rod end on shaft end ok. NO bump stops or coil overs.
BRAKES - Only single piston OEM style brake calipers allowed. Only OEM brake rotors allowed.
Steering & Spindles – OEM stock spindles only, No rack and Pinon unless factory for make and model and mounted in factory location. OEM style center link only. No three piece sway bars.
A-Arms - Stock OEM lower control mounts and lower control A-Arms only. Aftermarket upper A-Arms and mounts are ok.
All drivers must pre-enter for the November 14th Triple Turkey Open, please send an email to email@example.com to get an entry form.
AGUIRRE WINS and CHAMPIONS ARE MADE
Madera, CA. (10.25.20) – The club races at the Madera Speedway have gained a reputation for high quality racing and for the 2020 season the drivers displayed their talent in a major way showing their ability to race clean and intense in a wheel to wheel manner.
Jason Aguirre out dueled Shelden Cooper for the main event win in the final club race of the 2020 season, but it was Cooper that took home the title of overall champion in the combined points from the club races and the MAVTV televised series. Trevor Schlundt brought home a third place finish on October 24th but more importantly he was crowned the Madera Late Model Champion for the club racing series. Lilly Mead finished 4th and came in second in the championship with Brandon Burd finishing a strong 5th place rounding out the top five in the Madera Late Models.
Ryan and Shaun Reynolds battled all season long in the MST’s and it was Ryan that got the win when the checkers flew with brother Shaun, Hailie Bugg and Nick Thompson making up the top four. It appears as though Shaun Reynolds edged out his brother in the championship standings in what was nearly a tie. Note that all points standing will go through a season review audit prior to awards going out on November 14th.
Manny Gonzales Jr. won the Hobby Stock race and the 2020 championship.
Wyatt Cantrell won the Sedan main but it was Thomas Magray that will be crowned the 2020 champion.
The last race of the season will be the Triple Turkey Open Show for Late Models, Hobby Stocks and Modifieds held on November 14th.
For information about Madera Speedway, visit www.RaceMadera.com The 2020 season would not be possible without the support of Nut Up Industries, 51FIFTY, Mission Foods, Franks Radio, Competition Carburetion, Hoosier Tires, and Sunoco Race Fuel.
BONUS BUCKS FLOW ON October 17th FROM MADERA SPEEDWAY
Madera, CA. (10.21.20) – There were a record number of ways a driver could earn bonus money racing at the Madera Speedway on October 17th. Forty-two (42) different bonus bucks awards were handed out on October 17th in the final round of the 2020 MAVTV televised series from Madera Speedway.
In the 51FIFTY Jr Late Model Series each of the drivers finishing 1st through 5th earned $1,000 each courtesy of Frank’s Radio, driver’s 6th-10th earned $500 each, driver’s 11th -15th earned $250 each, and drivers 16-21st earned $200 each courtesy of 51FIFTY and Mission Foods.
Jake Bollman earned the $300 Helping Hand Award from Competition Carburetion, Hailey Liles won the $500 biggest mover award from the Madera Speedway, Kale McClenny won $250 for the best interview, Robbie Kennealy won $200 from Hoosier Tires blind draw, Holly Clark won $250 for the longest traveler, Collin Anderson won a free car entry for the next TV race from Nut Up, Bradley Erickson, Kale McKlenny and Cassidy Hinds won $100, $75 and $50 from Franks Radio and another $100, $75 and $50 from Maita Chevrolet.
In the Nut Up Pro Late Model Series Jon Schlundt won the $250 biggest mover award from Madera, Jeff Hillock won the $200 Hoosier blind draw, Eric Seely won the Nut Up Great Taste Award earning him a free car entry for the next TV race, and Buddy Shepherd, Austin Herzog and Tim Skoglund won $100, $75 and $50 from Franks Radio and another $100, $75 and $50 from Maita Chevrolet.
Thanks to our great sponsors the bonus program was in place for every race in the MAVTV televised series in both the 51FIFTY Jr Late Model Series and the Nut Up Pro Late Model Series. There was more than $30,000.00 of bonus money handed out from this program during the 2020 season.
On top of this bonus program there was the Race 2B Drug Free Big3 Series where there was an additional $75,000 of money available to the race teams.
For information about Madera Speedway, visit www.RaceMadera.com The 2020 season would not be possible without the support of Nut Up Industries, 51FIFTY, Mission Foods, Franks Radio, Competition Carburetion, Hoosier Tires, Maita Chevrolet and Sunoco Race Fuel.
MADERA SPEEDWAY ADDS MISSION FOODS AS A MAJOR PARTNER FOR MAVTV-TELEVISED RACING
MADERA, CALIF. (August 18, 2020) – Mission Foods, one of the world’s largest producers of tortillas, has joined forces with Madera Speedway to promote grassroots racing through Madera Racing on MAVTV. Mission’s Racing Style Tortilla Chips will be prominently featured throughout the series, which airs Mondays at 5pm and 6pm on MAVTV.
Mission will have trackside billboards promoting their chips and the hashtag #2FAST2TASTY. Each 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series and Nut Up Pro Late Model Series race broadcast will include the Mission halftime show. Each episode of Madera Racing on MAVTV will also include two onboard cameras. The Mission Foods cameras will help talented drivers gain more exposure and will rotate onto different cars each race.
“We are very excited to partner with Madera Speedway and support short track Racing,” Juan Gonzalez, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mission Foods, said. “This gives us a great opportunity to not only interact with our consumers in a fun and exciting environment but also support young talented racers to build a career in the motorsports industry. I strongly believe that our partnership will create unforgettable moments for all race fans.”
Madera Speedway, located in the central valley community of Madera, Calif., has been the launching pad for many drivers making a significant impact on the motorsports world. NASCAR Cup Series race winner Cole Custer, NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Ryan Vargas, three-time ARCA Menards Series West race winner Hailie Deegan, and current 2020 ARCA Menards Series West points leader Jesse Love are among the alumni of Madera’s Late Model divisions.
The speedway pioneered the Jr. Late Model concept in 2016, bringing drivers ages 10-16 years old to a national television audience in full size stock cars for the first time. Partnerships with industry-leading companies such as Mission Foods allow Madera Speedway to further its goal of being one of the best farm systems in the nation for young racing talent.
“Our passion is Short Track Racing and our ‘Mission’ is building stars from it,” Kenny Shepherd, President of Short Track Management, said. “I’m extremely excited to have Mission Foods join our program at Madera Speedway. They were one of the first major brands onboard my race car 26 years ago as I joined the NASCAR Southwest Tour. They are passionate about helping us in our efforts to help young talent grow in motorsports, while at the same time provide a fun short track racing platform for their consumers to enjoy in person and on national television.”
The 2020 racing season at Madera Speedway has already included several groundbreaking achievements, despite the global pandemic taking place. The speedway is hosting a three-race Pro Late Model series for drug awareness under the Race 2B Drug Free Big3 moniker, offering the largest purses and bonuses in track history.
Regional community partnerships such as those with the Carlos Vieira Foundation and the Valley Children’s Hospital are enhanced as the speedway grows through national sponsorship and notoriety. The MAVTV program began at Madera in 2015 with eight, 30-minute episodes. It has since grown to encompass a weekly show in prime time that features a new episode every two weeks with more than twenty hours of programming from the one-third mile oval each year.
The remaining dates for the Madera Racing on MAVTV Late Model filming schedule include events on August 22, September 5, September 19, October 3, and October 17. Two special events and several documentaries are also planned for broadcast. New episodes air every other week in tape delay for a primetime television format.