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9th Annual Chad McDaniel Memorial Race Tonight in Beloit

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The 9th Annual Chad McDaniel Memorial Race is taking place at Solomon Valley Raceway in Beloit tonight.  The race honors Chad McDaniel of Concordia who lost his life due to injuries in a crash he had at Knoxville, IA on May 29, 2009.  31 Drivers are coming into town for the event as part of the USAC P1 Insurance Midget National Championship.

The series was in Meeker, OK last night, as Christopher Bell picked up his first win of the season.  Bell is a two-time winner of the Chad McDaniel Race, which included a win last year. Midget National points leader Logan Seavey finished 2nd in last night’s race. Those are just two of the many talented drivers that will be taking the track tonight.

Cars will hit the track at 6:30 tonight for hot laps with racing beginning at 7 p.m. It’s anticipated that there will be four 10-lap heat races, followed by a 12-lap semi-feature and a 30-lap feature finale with 22 cars guaranteed. For those interested in attending, ticket prices are $20 for adults, $10 for kids 7-14 and 6 & under are free for the 9th Annual Chad McDaniel Memorial Race tonight in Beloit at Solomon Valley Raceway.

More information on the series can be found at usacracing.com and more on tonight’s race can be found at this link.

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Derek Nester
Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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