Taylor Speedway season to start under the lights on Friday

Opening night at Taylor Motor Speedway will have a new look to it this year, as the drivers will start their engines at the Viper Innovation Bomber Invitational under the lights. The two-day season opener, which goes May 24 and 25, starts at 7 p.m. each night.

In fact, all races this year will be held at night, something the executive at the track have been excited about all summer and have been working hard to bring to fruition. The lights that were installed in the summer won’t quite be ready for the weekend, but track president Kelly Hildebrand said they’ll have portable lights for the first race.

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“It gets more fans out to the track, and it helps the track hold up better. You don’t have to deal with the sun beating down on your back and the track drying up and dust blowing everywhere,” said Hildebrand.

The first race features the bomber class as the main event, and will include the modified class, minis, and IMCAs.

The mini sprints will start at 6 p.m. when the gates open.

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