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Racing returns to Speedway for 1st time in 2019

January 5, 2019

The engines are roaring again at Havasu 95 Speedway for the first time in more than a month, revving in the new year with one of its biggest races of the season.

The main event of the evening will be twin 50-lap Late Model races bookending a night that also includes a pair of races in the Bandoleros class and Factory Stocks and 602 Modified races on the 1/4-mile paved oval.

Races are scheduled to start at 6 p.m. with gates opening at 4 p.m. General admission tickets are $12 with seniors, military and handicapped tickets at $10. Children ages 6-16 can get tickets fo $6 with younger children getting in free. There are also family pack and VIP tickets available for $25.

Linny White has been dominant on the track over the last two years, winning five of the last seven Late Model races, including November’s season-opening 100-lap showcase. The opening twin-50 races last season are the only blemish in that stretch, and he’ll be looking to hold off a field of racers, including Kyle Meyer and Ron Daniel, who finished just behind him the last time out.

Ryan Schartau ran away with the first 602 Modifieds race at the track and will look to stay atop the standings in tonight’s 50-lap race. He topped the field by more than 5 seconds in November’s race.

Jeff Prieur leads the Factory Stocks standings after four races, winning all but one outing and finishing second in the other. The field behind him is close, with Chris Blackwell, Jose Guevara, Chris McCatlin and Adam Simon also placing this season.

Skyler Meisenbach leads a Bandoleros class that has raced four times in two outings this season. Meisenbach has finished third in all four races while Owen Romzek is close behind with a win and two seconds and Daegen Campbell in third.

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