It’s BST’s best against well-known NASCAR racers Kenny Schrader and Kenny Wallace as they race modifieds at the Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo., Monday, July 21. Heat races begin at 7 p.m.
Harchelroad Motors in Imperial and Wauneta are the lead sponsor for Monday night’s races, and Wallace will be driving a Harchelroad-sponsored car. Other sponsors include S & W Auto Supply/NAPA and Cobblestone Inn & Suites.
For fans in Imperial, both Schrader and Wallace will be at the Harchelroad Motors collision and restoration center on East Highway 6 Monday starting as 12 noon for a “meet and greet” session.
People are invited to come out to the shop to shake hands with the drivers, get autographs and join them for lunch. Tours of the facility will also be offered.
Monday night’s races in Holyoke, which lead into Phillips County Fair week, will include sport mods, stocks and hobbies.
Another hamburger/hot dog “meet and greet” with Schrader and Wallace will be held in Holyoke Monday, starting at 5 p.m. in the Biesemeier Room at the Phillips County Event Center. Reserved ticket information is available by calling BST promoter Joe Bellm at 720-404-0400
This is a return appearance for Schrader in Holyoke, who highlighted the July 4 races at PC Raceway a year ago.
Both Schrader and Wallace will be on the tail end of the July 18-21 BST Tour when they race in Holyoke Monday.
This Friday, BST action is scheduled at the Lamar, Colo. Speedway; Saturday, July 19, at El Paso County Speedway in Calhan; and Sunday, July 20, at Thomas County Speedway in Colby, Kan.
Schrader is a second-generation race car driver. He raced in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from 1981-2013.
He races in many divisions and has been successful in any division he has stepped into. During the 1990s and the early part of the 2000s, Schrader was running as many as 100 races among many types of racing, including NASCAR’s national and regional touring series, ARCA, short track and dirt track.
Wallace got involved in the industry by looking up to his father, who was a driver on local dirt tracks where they lived. Wallace, as well as two older brothers are all involved in the NASCAR racing industry.
He started as a mechanic for one of his brothers and in 1982 had his first racing battle at Illinois Street Stock Championship, where he won the race.
Wallace has achieved many great accomplishments as a NASCAR driver, starting with Rookie of the Year honors in 1986. The tight bond he shares with his brothers and his father show how much of a bonding sport this can be.
In addition, Wallace has also become somewhat of a radio commentator during certain races and a professional inspiration for many children and teenagers.
for July 12 races
After July 4 races were rained out at Phillips County Raceway, clear skies were welcomed when the races last Saturday were completed in their entirety.
Holyoke’s own Colt Gibbs won the IMCA hobby stocks main event, followed in order by Michael Brunswig, Woody Woodhead, Leland Stute, Litton Stute, Jim Moore, Tanner Clough and Greg Dannett.
Winners of the other racing divisions follow, listed in order of placing.
IMCA modifieds—Beau Speicher, Jeremy Frenier, Bill Brack, Garrett Sporhase, Jesse Taylor, Jacob Adler, Zach Hilzer, John Burrow Jr. and James Krehmeyer.
IMCA northern sport mods—Chad Dolan, Tom Quint, Brandon Clough and Mike Lininger.
IMCA stock cars—Gregory Gutt, Lloyd Meeske, Tony Walker, Jason Noyes, Don Schweitzer and Stu Carlson.
BST late models—Dave Garmann, Corey Cox, Bill Brack, John Kuchar, Dan Shepherd, Dave Wheeler, Bob Goetschel, Melissa Kuchar, Brandon Lewis and Jeff Meeker.
Mini sprints—Troy Ullery, Troy Simpson, Glenn Waterland, Steve Becker, Dale Johnstown, Paul Babich, Jesse Fernandez, Scott Wilson and unknown driver.
Leaders in season points prior to the July 12 races follow:
Mods—Frenier 187, Taylor 172, Adler 171, Greg Sharpe 150, John Hansen 149, Tyson Groves 147, Sporhase 136.
Sport mods—Dolan 239, Clough 216, Tom Nelson Jr. 201, Quint 199, Lininger 193, Bryan Herrick 174, Ryan Moser 168.
Stock cars—Gutt 197, Noyes 197, Meeske 171, Walker 159, Kyle Clough 146, Kurt Trusty 144, Justin Bussell 117.
Hobby stocks—Leland Stute 223, Litton Stute 216, Brunswig 214, Moore 206, Gibbs 196, Austin Davis 184, Dannett 171.