Gary Scelzi headlines today's racing card at Madera Speedway.
Scelzi, a Fresno resident, will turn the wheel in a celebrity race as part of a Spectator Racing Series event. He has vowed to donate $100 to the American Cancer Society for each participant that finishes ahead of him.
Spectator racing gives fans with no experience an opportunity to drive, equipment included, in afternoon sessions or a full night, including the main event.
Saturday's program also includes the 410 and 360 Modifieds, Bay Area Racing Association Midgets, Legends of the Pacific and Western Late Models.
For more information on the Madera Speedway Spectator Racing Series program, go to www.spectatorracing.com or call 476-8123.
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Madera Speedway announced an addition to its championship points plan this week. The Western Late Model Chase for the Championship begins July 19. The top 20 in points following the July 4 race will be locked in with 10 points separating each position.
Each driver will receive 10 bonus points for each main event start made from March 29 through July 4 -- 13 main events on 10 nights of racing, or 130 bonus points for a driver who makes all of the main event starts in that time.
A "Tribute to American Graffiti" is the theme of opening weekend at Altamont Motorsports Park near Tracy. The event features NASCAR Late Models, Grand American Modifieds, American Limited Stock Cars and Enduro cars in two days of action.
The Late Model, Modified and ALSC cars will have 20-lap heats Saturday to determine the lineups for Sunday's feature events. Saturday concludes with a 100-lap West Coast Enduro event with a $2,000 purse for the winner.
News program "Good Day, Sacramento" and anchor Alan Sanchez of Turlock will be at the track Sunday, where Sanchez will compete in the Enduro event. A custom car show, music and a parade are part of the festivities.
More than $45,000 was raised for Speedway Children's Charities and the AFM Air Fence Fund at Infineon Raceway on March 31. 3J's Motorcycle Track Days hosted an on-track event that attracted a record 165 motorcycle riders, who got to traverse the twists and turns of the road course. ...
Suzuki rider Mat Mladin posted the best time Tuesday as top riders competed at a Yamaha-sponsored AMA Superbike test session. Mladin's time of 1 minute, 34.76 seconds on the 12-turn, 2.22-mile course is a track record, beating that of Suzuki's Ben Spies (1:34.991) from ealier this year.
The Kawasaki AMA Superbike Showdown is May 16-18. Visit www.infineonraceway.com.
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