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Merced Speedway presents special county fair lineup

Big crowds and colorful cars will fill the Merced Speedway today and Thursday evening, a special showcase coinciding with the Merced County Fair.

Tonight's lineup will include "Four-Bangers," winged Valley Sportsman and Modified Stock races. DIRTcar West regional and national points will be at stake in Modified Stocks, where a heated duel between four-in-a-row winner Chris Shannon, of Merced, and nationally ranked Troy Foulger is expected.

Thursday's lineup will feature Hobby Stocks and the first-ever "Boat Race," six cars towing old boats in a 20-lap race around the oval. Racing begins at 7 each night and admission is included in the $10 fair ticket.

-- Sun-Star staff