Sunday, February 18, 2018

Salina Speedway Hosts Barry Brittendall Memorial With Stand Packer Night!!!

SalinaSpeedway (2)Salina, KS – Salina Speedway will be in a very giving mood on Friday night, August 29th. This Friday night is the final Stand Packer Night, a benefit for Jason Cleveland and the Barry Brittendall Memorial. Just when fans had thought they witnessed it all, Salina Speedway comes back on a Friday night with great racing and an even better special. It’s something that Tommy Hendrickson and his crew have done all season long.

First things first, fans need to find anyone that has a free ticket to hand out so they don’t have to pay to get in on Friday night. Racers and select individuals were given tickets last week and their only instruction was to hand them out. Pack the stands until they can’t find another seat, that is this week’s goal for Salina Speedway. Promoter, Tommy Hendrickson, is hoping for some fans to come that haven’t been to the races at all this season or maybe have never attended a race in their lives. Getting a new fan like that and turning them on to the greatest sport in the world, DIRT TRACK RACING, would be the ultimate prize.

Make sure you aren’t paying for a ticket this week at the track. Get out and find those freebies right now!

Friday night is also a special one for Salina Speedway as the night is spent in memory of Barry Brittendall. Barry passed at the young age of 15, he was a competitor in the Mini Stock division at the track and he grew up in a family that epitomized what dirt track racing was, a family sport. Each year Salina Speedway is proud to keep the memory of Barry going at the track and this year is no exception.

Another important event that will be going on Friday night is the chance to raise money for fellow racer, Jason Cleveland. Fans will need to look for the special 50/50 drawing along with a silent auction that will help Salina Speedway raise money Cleveland. Cleveland was involved in an accident a few weeks ago and is looking at a long road to recovery. This special night will give anyone that wants to a chance to help out and as we all know there is nothing better to help than the racing community/family.

The action on the track is going to heat up another degree or two as the points battles rage on. In action this Friday night will be the BSB Manufacturing NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Late Models, Belleville Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds, Coors Light Street Stocks, M&H Motors IMCA Northern Sport Mods and a special appearance by the IMCA Sport Compacts.

Last week a stout field of cars were ready to go after a week off due to Mother Nature. Delbert ‘The IceMan’ Smith took home win #5 in the Late Model Feature, in the IMCA Modified Feature Van Gemmill put on a great run early to see his lead taken away by former, National Champ, David Murray, only to take the lead back and the win, Tyler Frye took the top honors in IMCA Northern Sport Mods, Mike Traskowsky kept his dream season going with another win in the IMCA Hobby Stocks and Justin Kinderknecht kept his title hopes alive in the Mod Lite division with his 2nd win of the season.

Including Championship Night, only 4 points races remain as several contenders will continue to battle it out until the bitter end. For better or for worse!

Delbert Smith leads a solid 4 man race in the Late Model Championship race. Daniel Smith, Chris Kratzer and Darrick Klima all have a legitimate shot down the stretch.

The IMCA Northern Sport Mod points battle has come down to 2 drivers, Austin Carter and Tyler Frye. Currently Carter has a 1 point lead over Frye, but there are still a couple of dark horses lurking in the wings, Daniel Gottschalk and Nate Ginest.

A whopping total of 6 drivers are just 22 points a part in the IMCA Modified points chase. It’s been a revolving door up front and right now Mike Petersilie holds the top spot. Danny Morrison, Corey Lagroon and Joe Cleveland are 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively. Brian Knoell and Jesse Richter are deadlocked for 5th just 22 points off the top spot.

Tony Steenson has the top spot in the Street Stocks, but Bob Arnold is right there with him as they come down the stretch run.

The bonus this week is the addition of the IMCA Sport Compacts. These mighty mites will add a lot of value to this week’s show. It’s always nice to add something new that the fans haven’t seen all season long too.

Fans are also encouraged to take part in the Fantasy Racing League, in which a weekly winner will receive a FREE Salina Speedway T-Shirt. To play visit and click on the “Fantasy” link at the top.

Racing Friday night gets underway at 7:15 p.m. with hotlaps and green flag racing will start shortly after the completion of hotlaps.

Adult admission is $10, with kids 15 and under FREE with a paid adult, all seniors 55 and up are half price with ID and all active military are FREE with appropriate ID as well! Pit passes are $25.

Fans wanting to get the 411 on Salina Speedway just need to stay logged in to their home on the world wide web at As fans visit the site take a look at the 2014 schedule to see what classes are racing, great stories and results. Sign up for the Text & Email BLASTS! You can also like their Facebook page at www. or follow on Twitter @SalinaSpeedway1

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