|Texas Sprint Series Spring Sprint Shakedown
Coming to Boyd Raceway on Friday, May 29th!
Boyd, TX (5/20/20) by DarinShort.com. While we wait
for two more days until the Texas Sprint Series (TSS)
for RaceSaver IMCA sprint cars invade Monarch
Motor Speedway on May 22nd, the series will then
travel to Boyd Raceway on Friday, May 29th with the
running of the Spring Sprint Shakedown. TSS driver
pre-entry to the event is now open.
TSS Drivers planning on competing in the TSS portion
of the Boyd event must pre-enter at www.raceTSS.com
(on the ‘rules’ page) by Tuesday, May 26th. A
complete program of Boyd Raceway divisions will
round out the 6-division racing card. (Note that
pre-entry for Monarch on 5/22 is closed.)
Drivers: Pre-entry is now open for the Boyd event.
Make sure you’ve read all the information under the
Drivers/Rules link at www.raceTSS.com – which will
make your evening more enjoyable. The draw-
cutoff/drivers meeting on 5/29 is slated for 7:15pm,
with hot laps at 8pm and racing at 8:30pm.
Boyd Raceway is located at 376 Raceway Lane in
Boyd, Texas 76023. Click www.BoydRaceway.com for
complete track details. By searching ‘Boyd Raceway’
on Facebook, you can check out the very latest in
track updates, pictures and much more.
- AFFORDABLE FAMILY FUN! Adult G.A. (ages 12-54)
JUST $15! Kids 6-11 are $5. Pit passes $35.
- Gates open at 6pm. First green flag slated for
8:30pm. Texas Sprint Series rules and purse are in
effect. Click www.BoydRaceway.com for all
Join us *FRIDAY* MAY 29th at 8:30pm for a great night
of family fun, featuring the RaceSaver IMCA Texas
Sprint Series; plus the IMCA Modifieds, SportMods,
Stock Cars & Sport Compacts; plus the Factory
Stocks at Boyd Raceway located near Boyd Texas!
|New Era for Texas Sprint Series Blasts Off with
Record Car Count and Nail-Biting Feature Event
Kennedale, TX (3/8/20) by DarinShort.com. The Texas
Sprint Series (TSS) Tony Hernandez Memorial event held
at Kennedale Speedway Park on Saturday night brought
together a series record field of 40 RaceSaver IMCA race
It was an evening full of remembrance of TSS founder
Tony Hernandez, who recently passed away, hotly
contested racing action and a wild and completely
unpredictable feature event – that at one point hushed
the large crowd due to an extremely scary and serious
KSP track prep guru Bo Rawdon somehow had the track
set on full-tilt and smooth (after working the track
incessantly for days as a result of torrid rains mid-week),
and the cars set a blistering pace in the mid-13’s
throughout the racing program.
After five qualifying heats and two B-features the field
would be whittled down to 20 cars that were set to battle it
out. The track became more technical in nature as the 20-
lapper would get underway with patches of slick mid-way
up the track that caused some minor snafus along the
However, it was mid-race when things really got hairy.
Marcus Thomas had advanced several positions and
held the lead whilst encountering very heavy lap traffic –
with the equally quick Jeff Emerson in tow. As the lead
pair caught another pair of lapped cars racing for
position, Thomas chose the bottom in corner entry, and
instantly that space evaporated forcing him to get on the
binders extra hard. With the potent 15T of Thomas
wrestling to keep the engine fired as he backed it into
corner one it left Emerson with about ¼ car width
between him, the wall and Thomas, resulting in contact
between the two. Thomas would eventually come to a
stop and be relegated to the tail on the ensuing restart,
while Emerson would be forced to the infield from
damage resulting from the incident.
This allowed 18-year-old Casey Burkham to emerge as
the new leader with a pack of strong runners on his tail
as the race resumed.
Once again mired by lapped traffic, the breakaway pair of
Burkham and Colby Estes (who’s Skyview Inc. sprinter
was glued to the track in a perfect combination of
horsepower, driver and expert set-up condition) would
race nose-to-tail and at times even closer with Estes
poised to pounce at any opportunity to do so.
Then, a very scary and crowd-hushing incident would
On lap 18, Estes would make a power move on Burkham
coming off corner two and the pair would make contact
about a quarter the way down the backstretch, sending
Estes flipping wildly into the backstretch wall – yet landing
on all-fours, sending the uncontrollable car into the infield
where tech was taking place for the previous IMCA
Colby’s car would make contact with a modified sending it
into an unsuspecting James Lopez, KSP tech director, as
he was working on a car.
Lopez would be transferred to a local hospital, and with a
huge sigh, he reported on his own Facebook page this
morning that he expects to make a recovery from the
highly unusual incident.
Post-event, Colby Estes would comment to this writer that
he was okay, but his heart and feelings were solely
focused on the status of James Lopez; which was a very
honorable statement from the young 2018 Sprint Car
Bandits series champion.
Back to restart to contest the final two laps, Casey
Burkham, sans an effective right-side top wing panel,
would somehow keep control of his car and take the Tony
Hernandez Memorial win. Logan Scherb, John Ricketts,
Michelle Parson (reminder to all, Michelle Melton got
married over the off-season to Chase
Parson…congratulations!), Chase Brewer, Marcus
Thomas (recovering from his mid-race incident relegating
him to the tail of the field) and Jeb Sessums would round
out the top seven finishers. Complete official results will
be posted at the series website, www.raceTSS.com when
Thank you to the staff and crew of Kennedale Speedway
Park for manhandling the muddy mess left over from the
nearly 3” of rain on Wednesday – you would never know
that it even happened – which is a true testament of will
and decades of experience on the behalf of KSP.
A jumbo-sized crowd was on hand to witness the event,
even though cooler-than-forecast temps and a pesky
breeze would attempt to thwart the crowd
enthusiasm…but it did not deter the hearty KSP fans at
Here’s a video summary of the feature event by Don
Cook, that will give you a good taste of last night’s action:
Thank you to the fantastic marketing partners of the TSS,
which allows the series to operate: Smiley’s Racing
Products, Woods Transmission & General Repair, ABC
Pick & Pull, Allard Racing Engines, SCB Polymers, All
Import Auto Parts, Precision Reprographics, Henderson
Properties, Superior Steering Wheels, Velocita and IM
Racing Fuels/Sunoco Race Fuels.
NEXT UP for the Texas Sprint Series will be the Spring
Sprint Shakedown at Boyd Raceway on Friday March
27th. Click www.raceTSS.com to view the new event flyer,
which is now posted.
Until then, thank you to the family of Tony Hernandez for
being on hand last night as we all paid our respects to
Tony and we hope that it provided some solace to them
all in their time of loss and reflection of his life.
|Another Great Field of Texas Sprint Series Teams Set for
Monarch Spring Nationals – Friday May 22nd, 8pm!
Wichita Falls, TX (5/17/20) by DarinShort.com. The RaceSaver IMCA
sanctioned Texas Sprint Series (TSS) season opened with a series
recordcar count at the Tony Hernandez Memorial at Kennedale
Speedway Park on Saturday, March 7th with 18-year-old Casey
Burkham taking the winner’ s prize back to his Combine, Texas hometown.
Then we all entered a dark era of world history. The Series, along with
nearly everything else sat idle for two months.
But now it’s time for the TSS series engines to fire back up this coming
Friday May 22nd with the running of the Monarch Spring Nationals at
Monarch Motor Speedway (MMS) located on the western edge of Wichita
Falls, Texas. Joining the TSS will be a full racing program for the USRA
Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Limited Modifieds and Tuners; plus the MMS
Mini-Stocks. The first green flag is set to wave this Friday at 8pm.
TSS Drivers – make sure you’ve read all the information under the
Drivers/Rules link at www.raceTSS.com – which will make your evening
more enjoyable. Mandatory pre-entry for the sprint cars closes on
Wednesday night at the same link. The draw-cutoff/drivers meeting is
slated for 6:45pm, with hot laps at 7:30pm and racing at 8pm. The TSS
drivers list will be posted after pre-entry closes on Wednesday night.
Monarch Motor Speedway is located about 4 miles west of I-44 in Wichita
Falls on Hwy 287, then head north about 3/4 mile on FM369. Monarch
Motor Speedway 7300 Kiel Lane Wichita Falls, TX. Click
www.MMSdirt.com for track info.
2020 TSS SCHEDULE:
SAT 3/07 TSS - Kennedale Speedway Park (winner Casey Burkham)
FRI 3/27 TSS - Boyd Raceway (postponed until 5/29)
FRI 4/10 TSS - Heart O' Texas Speedway (postponed until 7/24)
SAT 4/11 TSS - Kennedale Speedway Park (postponed until 6/6)
FRI 4/17 TSS - Monarch Motor Speedway (postponed until 5/22)
SAT 5/2 TSS - Abilene Speedway (postponed until 7/11)
FRI 5/22 TSS - Monarch Motor Speedway
FRI 5/29 TSS - Boyd Raceway
SAT 6/6 TSS - Kennedale Speedway Park
SAT 6/13 TSS - Grayson County Speedway
SAT 6/20 TSS - 82 Speedway
FRI 6/26 TSS - RAINDATE
FRI 7/3 TSS - Boyd Raceway
SAT 7/11 TSS - Abilene Speedway
FRI 7/24 TSS - Heart O' Texas Speedway
SAT 8/1 TSS - Abilene Speedway
SAT 8/29 TSS - Southern Oklahoma Speedway
SAT 9/12 TSS - Grayson County Speedway
SAT 9/19 TSS - 82 Speedway
In 2020, the Texas Sprint Series has coordinated our schedule with the
Sprint Car Bandits series and would like to thank them for handling the
scheduling process between all of the tracks in the area so race fans
andteams don't have to pick or choose 'which' winged sprint car series
to watch - as on any given night in 2020, there are no overlapping Texas
Sprint Series or Sprint Car Bandits series events. This way race fans,
teams,sponsors and tracks ALL WIN! We'd also like to thank our series
marketing partners, as with their help we're able to bring teams, fans and
tracks thisawesome series! Please click their links below & be sure to
thank them for their support!
THANK YOU to all the teams, fans, marketing partners, series workers,
track workers, series tracks and vendors for their support of the Texas
Sprint Series throughout the years, and we’d like to take a moment to
acknowledge our marketing partners at this point going into the 2020
All Import Auto Parts, SCP Polymers, Smiley's Racing Products - The
Official Page, Velocita-USA, Sunoco Race Fuels, Henderson Properties -
Ron Henderson, Precision Reprographics, Allard Racing Engines,
Superior Steering Wheels, Woods Transmission & General Auto Repair
and ABC Pick & Pull – and if you’d like to get your business in front of
our loyal fans, contact us today. We can help develop an effective and
- AFFORDABLE FAMILY FUN! Adult G.A. (ages 12-54) JUST $15! Seniors
(age 55+) or First Responders $10. Kids 6-11 are $5. Pit passes $35 (age
6-11 pits are $15).
- Pits Open at 4pm (one hour early), Grandstands Open at 6:30pm. Full
track division payback is listed at MMSdirt.com on the rules page. Texas
Sprint Series rules and purse are in effect.
-USRA DIVISION DRIVERS: Make sure you purchase your license ahead
of time as tracks are no longer allowed to issue them. Go to www.
USRAracing.com/register and get them. A $10 temp license will be
available at the track. Track purse structures on the rules link at www.
-New MMS RACING DIVISIONS - PLEASE GET YOUR TEAM
REGISTEREDbefore coming to the track! Go to www.MMSdirt.com then
click the rules/registration page and you’ll be all set up in a few minutes.
-The track has great food in the concession stand, so come hungry and
they’ll fix you up - and at family-affordable prices!
-MMS now sells adult beverages, and no outside food/drink coolers are
allowed inside the ticket gate.
Join us *FRIDAY* MAY 22nd at 8pm for a great night of family fun,
featuring the RaceSaver IMCA Texas Sprint Series; plus the USRA
Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Limited Modifieds & Tuners! The MMS Mini-
Stocks will round out the 6-division racing program!
|THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL
MAY 29TH - DETAILS WILL BE
POSTED THIS WEEK!
|The Texas Sprint Series Invades Kennedale
Speedway Park – Saturday, June 6th at 7pm!
Kennedale, TX (5/27/20) by DarinShort.com. The
RaceSaver IMCA sanctioned Texas Sprint Series (TSS)
season opened with a series record car count at the
Tony Hernandez Memorial at Kennedale Speedway
Park (KSP) on Saturday, March 7th with 18-year-old Casey
Burkham taking the winner’s prize back to his Combine,
Texas hometown. And both KSP and the TSS are excited
about the series returning for ‘Round 2’ on Saturday, June
6th at 7pm.
Joining the TSS at KSP on June 6th will be a full racing
program in the IMCA Modifieds, SportMods, Stock Cars
and Sport Compact divisions; plus the KSP Factory
Stocks will round out the 6-division racing card. The
first green flag is set to wave at 7pm with hot laps
TSS Drivers – make sure you’ve read all the information
under the Drivers/Rules link at www.raceTSS.com –
which will make your evening more enjoyable. Mandatory
pre-entry for the sprint cars closes on Wednesday
night of race week at the same link. The draw-
cutoff/drivers meeting June 6th is slated for 5:30pm,
with hot laps at 6:15pm and racing at 7pm.
Kennedale Speedway Park (KSP) is located at 6727
Hudson Village Creek Kennedale, TX 76060. Click
www.raceKSP.com for complete track details. You can
email raceKSP@yahoo.com or Track Promoter Tony
Dycus at Tony.Dycus@yahoo.com if you need
additional information. By searching ‘Kennedale
Speedway Park’ on Facebook, you can check out the
very latest in track updates, pictures and much more.
- AFFORDABLE FAMILY FUN! Adult G.A. (ages 12-54)
JUST $16! Seniors (age 65+) or First Responders $10.
Kids 6-11 are $5. Pit passes $35.
- Grandstands Open at 5pm, Pits 4pm. Texas Sprint
Series rules and purse are in effect for Sprint Cars, and
click www.raceKSP.com for all other divisions.
-The track has great food in the concession stand, so
come hungry and they’ll fix you up - and at family-
Join us *SATURDAY* June 6th at 7pm for a great night of
family fun, featuring the RaceSaver IMCA Texas Sprint
Series; plus the IMCA Modifieds, Sport Mods, Stock Cars &
Sport Compact divisions! The Factory Stocks will round out
the 6-division racing program!
|5/29/20 CONGRATULATIONS BAD CHAD WILSON!!!! He drove one heck of race
and came out on top!
Top 5: 20 Chad Wilson, 22 Lucas Scherb, 18 Logan Scherb, 42x Zane Lawrence
01j Jeb Sessums