Madera Speedway to Honor Reverend Ron Spencer At Saturday’s Red, White, Blue Classic

Madera Speedway and its MAVTV-televised Late Model driver will honor Reverend Ron Spencer of Saturday’s Red, White, and Blue Classic at the fastest one-third mile to the west. The late Ron Spencer was a fixture on the track for many years, developing close relationships with many of the drivers and team. They will be extremely motivated to win, fueled by an amazing trophy to be won in the 80-lap Lunkerdaddy Pro Late Model and 70-lap 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series events.

The growing INEX Legends Tour and the INEX Bandoleros will also compete in this special night of action. Adult tickets are $ 20, seniors are $ 15, teens ages 6-12 are $ 10 and children five and under are free. All tickets will be sold at the track ticket booth on the day of the event. Race fans can “Join” at www.YouTube.com/ShortTrackTV for $ 19.99 per month for a live stream that is just for members.

Vancouver, Wash.’s Jadan Walbridge and Las Vegas ’Kyle Keller staged one of the most closely matched championship battles in the eight-year tenure of MAVTV-televised Pro Late Model racing in Madera. Walbridge and Keller exchanged the lead back and forth in a 40-lap long bout in the third round, then nearly doubled the duel with nearly 20 laps of challenges in the fourth round. Walbridge led on both features, boosting himself to a six -point championship lead against round two winner Keller.

Ethan Nascimento led 20-laps ahead of the pack in his first full-time season, where the double-duty driver finished third in the standings. The Eagle, Jacob Smith of Idaho is ranked fourth at No. 11 machines prepared by Charlie Wilson followed by Shelden Cooper of Clovis in fifth.

Perennial contender Jason Aguirre is sixth in the standings ahead of opening night winner Matt Erickson. Erickson won the inaugural event with Ron Spencer in 2018 and has enjoyed a close relationship with Ron throughout his career. Santa Clara’s Pete Soto, and rookie brothers Shaun and Ryan Reynolds are entering the top-ten.

The Pro Late Model competition has attracted several returning contenders as well as Bakersfield’s Seth Wise. Wise had a pair of third place finishes in his limited attempts at Madera Speedway after finishing with Jr. Late Models. Jay Juleson of San Jose is also a Jr. graduate who finished sixth in the 2021 championship on the strength of a pair of fourth place runs. San Diego’s Matthew Meech scored third place at the 100-lap Triple Turkey Open in October and also returned to the speedway.

Saturday’s Ron Spencer Classic is an 80-lap tournament with a 50-lap opening segment and a 30-lap race to the finish.

Newport Beach’s Sean Hingorani has been sensational in the last two rounds of 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series, 2-0 to start his career in the division for drivers aged 10-16 years. But Robbie Kennealy of Madera took the lead in the championship after four rounds of competition, using a win and a couple of quick times to gain a 12 -point advantage over Qunicy, Wash.’s Kasey Kleyn. Kleyn achieved three podium finishes and no finish worse than the fourth on his drive for his first win, driving No. 88 for championship-winning Naake-Klauer Motorsports.

Colorado’s Brody Moore led the wire-to-wire in the season opener and finished third in the standings. Ethan Nascimento finished season-best second in May and fourth in the series with Loomis ’Kenna Mitchell using third place in that race to climb to fifth in the standings. The action of 51FIFTY Jr. The Late Model Series is a 70-lap main event spread over a 40-lap segment and a 30-lap segment, with a break for adjustments and MAVTV-interviews in between.

The INEX Legends Tour will make its second stop at Madera of 2022 on Saturday for a 35-lap feature. Their appearance on May 14 saw 29 cars in action with second -generation driver Brendan Ruzbarsky earning victory over Sean Hingorani.

INEX Bandoleros is also growing on the speedway, with a new harvest of the youngest speedway drivers looking for breakthroughs. Skyler Shoppe led the championship against Kellen Keller of Las Vegas. 20-laps of racing are scheduled for drivers this weekend!

The action will begin on Friday with practice from 5pm to 8:30 pm with a pit gate opening at 3pm. On Saturday, pit gates open at noon with practice at 1:45 pm. Qualifying will hit the track at 4:05 pm. Heat races are at 5:15 pm followed by opening ceremonies at 6:00 pm. All four major events will follow.

For more information about Madera Speedway including how to advertise a race team on MAVTV please visit www.racemadera.com or call the racing office at 209-356-1968.

The 2022 season would not be possible without the support of Lunkerdaddy Fishing Lures, 51FIFTY LTM, Mission Foods, 805 Beer, Race 2B Drug Free, Competition Carburetion, Hoosier Tires, and Sunoco Race Fuel.

Madera Racing will air on MAVTV every Monday night at 3:00 pm Pacific and 6:00 pm Eastern.

2022 MADERA MAVTV LATE MODEL SCHEDULE
March 5-$ 5,000-to-win
April 2
April 30
May 21 – Military Tribute Night
June 25 – Reverend Ron Spencer Red, White Blue Classic
July 30-$ 5,000-to-win
August 27
September 17
October 15-$ 10,000-to-win Short Track Shootout
October 29-Pumpkin Cup Open (Non-Points)

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