ABILENE, Texas – Winners of the IMCA Modified, Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod and IMCA Sunoco Stock Car divisions at Abilene Speedway’s 24th annual Ryan Bard Memorial Southern Challenge on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20 all earn $2,000.The Modified main event is a qualifier for the 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot and pays $300 to start. SportMod and Stock Car features pay a minimum of $200 to take the green.Non-qualifiers in all three divisions get $100.An open practice runs from 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18. Pit passes are $15 while grandstand admission is free. All three divisions can time trial as part of that evening’s Fast Lap Challenge, with the top two cars in each class receiving an optional provisional if they don’t qualify.Pit gates and the grandstand open at 3 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. both days.Adult grandstand admission is $12 on Friday and $15 on Saturday. Kids ages 6-12 get in for $5 and five and under are free both nights.Pit passes are $30 on Friday and $35 on Saturday. The Texas Sprint Series is also on the night two card.More information is available from promoter Rob Poor at 325 725-3849 or 325 692-8800, on Facebook and at the www.abilenespeedway.com website.