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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Phillips County Raceway will be buzzing as the midway point of race season hits in Holyoke. The track will get tested as two nights of racing will fall within five days.

Friday, June 29 will serve as the mid-season championship with races beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Five nights later, the track will heat up again as cars race on July 4.

New to the track Friday night will be the Lightning Sprints. This will be the only time spectators will get the chance this season to see the Rocky Mountain Lightning Sprint class.

The July 4 races will feature the BST IMCA modifieds, stock car and sport mod tours as well as the midgets, hobby stocks and dwarfs. With six classes in the field, the race time has been moved up to 5 p.m. to allow spectators time to catch the annual fireworks show at City Park at dusk.

The Leary Racing Products BST IMCA Modified West Series has had one event so far this season with John Hansen claiming the victory. Hansen will have his hands full with drivers like Jeremy Frenier, David Murray Jr, Will and Matt Brack, and Holyoke favorite Garrett Sporhase.

Car 17J driver Frenier of Fort Morgan is gunning for a National Title behind the wheel of his modified car. He has owned the track at PCR, winning three of the four modified races and finishing runner-up in the other.

The special Wednesday night program will attract cars from Nebraska and Kansas as they chase the precious IMCA state, regional and national points along with BST and track points.

Angel Munoz claimed the solo Leary Racing Products BST IMCA Stock Car West Series race so far this season, but he will have his hands full with track points leader Jesse Taylor, Justin Bussell, Perry Misner and more as drivers will try and cash in for those valuable points.

The IMCA Northern Sport Mods have produced some great racing this season at the raceway. Holyoke’s Jacob Adler will try to get another win, but Jason Brees, Shane Stout, Brian Herrick and others will try to put a stop to him.

Holyoke’s Mike Woodhead will try to push his yellow IMCA Hobby Stock to the win during another round of the IMCA Hobby Stocks. Austin Davis and Holyoke drivers Ron Edge and Colt Gibbs will be trying to put a stop to it.

The Dwarf Cars always put on an exciting show with their screaming motorcycle engines. Andy Rogers currently leads their club points and is ready to hold off challenges from Alex Amen, Sterling’s Bryan McCauley and the rest of the gang.

The feisty RMMRA Midgets will be in town for their annual visit. Tony Rossi, Chris DeShon, Keith Rauch and others will be showing their talent on the new surface.

Holyoke Enterprise June 28, 2012