Weekend Recap: May 22–25

Weekend Recap: May 22–25

Outside Groove’s intrepid contributors headed to the races this Memorial Day weekend, covering events spanning the nation, from Antioch Speedway in California to Cherokee Speedway in South Carolina. We present our top 10 photos from their ventures.

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At Antioch Speedway in California, Kara Mayes donned a mask and gloves to work on the IMCA modified driven by James Welshonse, of Medford, Ore. Photo Credit: Tom Macht.
A total of 34 teams entered the Malvern Bank Super Late Models West Series event at Stuart (Iowa) International Speedway. Rain stopped action after the heat races.
Photo Credit: Buck Monson.
At 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tenn., fans and teams were eager to return to racing, including the crew for Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Late Model Series driver David Payne, of Murphy, N.C. Photo Credit: J.A. Ackley.
Despite an executive order from Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf prohibiting entertainment venues from opening, Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna attracted a large crowd and car count for its season opener. Photo Credit: Stephen Sabo Sr./Poppa Pepper’s Photos.
Not all tracks were able to have fans in attendance, Meridian Speedway in Idaho restricted access to participants only, with fans able to watch the event through Speed Cast TV, a streaming service. Photo Credit: Michele Martin.
Alex Prunty (11), of Kewaskum, Wis., won the battle with his uncle, Dennis Prunty (42), of Knowles, Wis., to win the super late model feature at Slinger (Wis.) Super Speedway. Photo Credit: Kim Kemperman.
In IMCA modified action at Antioch Speedway in California, modifieds duke it out for position, including a trio of California drivers — reigning IMCA California State champion Trevor Fitz-Gibbon (28), of Camarillo; Anthony Giuliani (15), of Morgan Hill; and Troy Foulger (49), of Oakley.
Photo Credit: Tom Macht.
Canadian driver Stewart Friesen (44) takes over second place from Australian native Peter Britten (21A) during the Short Track Super Series feature at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C. Friesen would go on to win the event, his second among the three races of the series’ “Return to Racing” weekend. Photo Credit: Glen Starek
Jim Chisholm, of Osage, Iowa, edges Parker Hale, of Grand Meadow, Minn., for the win in the USRA B-modified feature at Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Fountain City, Wis.
Photo Credit: Buck Monson.
IMCA modified driver Collen Winebarger, of Corbett, Ore., celebrates his first of two wins, sweeping the weekend at Antioch Speedway in California. Photo Credit: Tom Macht.
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