Saturday, February 17, 2018

115 Cars in the Pits on Opening Night at I-35 Speedway Winston, MO

I-35Kicking of a night of great racing action was a full field of fast E-Modifieds setting the gold standard in action. Robert Fisk #31b would use an outside from row starting position to take the early lead and use his heat race win momentum to hold the front. Austin Bouzek would try high and low but was unable to shake Fisk who would lead every lap and claim his first ever victory at I-35 Speedway. Bouzek #14 would race hard ending the night a strong second. Randy Smith Jr #20x would race his way through the pack to place third with a great showing by finishing the night a solid fourth. Other heat race winner Matt Dorssom #3d would recover from an early race mishap to place fifth. Other heat race winner was Derek Carney #05.

Pure Stock would roar to the track next an also see a first time winner as Carson Masoner #20 would hold of older brother to secure the win with heat race winner Conner Masoner #47x finishing a close second. Carson Masoner would lead every lap and never relinquish the lead and on to victory. Amanda Akers #13 would show the ladies came to race as she would post a third place finish holding Austin McKinzie to finish fourth. Gary Akers #31 would develop mechanical issues and place fifth on the night.

Show Me Vintage Racers were the next out on a perfectly prepared racing surface with heat race winner Jeremy Turner #11 taking the early lead. Turner would lead the first few circuits until Brian Strong #711 would take the point but fade as the laps wound down. Elmer Gerloff would take control driving #7 only to see his lead disappear and Jim Clevenger #76 cruise to the win in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Steve Hughs #01 would come home second with Strong third.

Chargers would take to the fast 3/8ths mile and see 2015 Champion Buz Kaster #54 prove that old guys do still rule as he would charge to victory. Heat race winner Houston Johnson #97 would fade early but make a strong comeback and finish second with Mich Ross #98m third. Marty Powell #9p would have some issues and end the night fourth with Bud Wilson fifth.

Hobby Stock would make an appearance on this night with a familiar face in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle as heat race winner Mich Ross #34 would lead every lap and claim the win. Mich would not be denied as other heat race winner John Watson #4w and Greg Gilbert #23g tangled for the runner up spot with Gilbert second and Watson third. David Castellano Jr #11 was the big mover of the race coming in fourth with Chad LeGere #7c fifth.

Great racing action continued with the USRA B-Modified not disappointing the fans in attendance. 2015 Track Champion Tim Eaton would charge to the front and set sail until Ed Noll would find the line and track #211 down. Great racing ensued with Eaton taking the lead and win with Noll #15 a close second place. Big mover and shaker of the race was Steve Starmer #11s as he would race from a twenty-first starting position and work traffic to perfection finishing third on the night. Fourth and fifth place would change many times as heat race winner Shadren Turner #17t and Johnny McGinnis #10 would race to the checkers with Turner fourth and McGinnis fifth. Other heat race winners were Chris Wright #66x and Bud Wilson #20x

USRA Stock Cars would spring into action with side by side action from front to back. Jeff Dixon #88 would take the early lead until Jason Estes #997 would pull ahead and never look back on his way to capture the win. Heat race winner Thomas Roberts #65x would mount a charge on Estes but have to settle for second on this night. One time leader Dixon would slip to third with Jon Boller Jr placing fourth. Austin Bouzek in a Stock Car appearance would place fifth. Other heat race winner was Aaron Sauter #83a.

USRA Modifieds would leave it all on the track with great racing action from start to finish. Aaron Marrant #70 and Zach Sanders #69, both heat race winners, would start on the front row and stay side by side for many of the early laps of competition. Marrant would get the advantage and never look back on his way to victory on opening night. Sanders would hold of a charging Corey Wray #69n to place second with Wray a close third. Derrick Hicks and Nic Bidinger would battle to the checkers with Hicks #78 fourth and Bidinger #3b fifth.

Heartland Missions and Motorsports Kids Power Wheels would take to the track during Intermission and have some great racing as the circled half the track. Jake Hoover #21j would set the early pace and cruise to victory with Leo Gonzalez #2g second. Third place would go to a hard charging #31k of Kayden St John with fun had by all!!!!
I-35 Speedway would like to thank all for coming out and making opening night a success. We hope to see everyone next Saturday Night for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!!!!!!!

Race Results I-35 Speedway 4/2/2016:

31b Robert Fisk (Heat Race Winner)
14 Austin Bouzek
26s Randy Smith Jr
23b Casey Burnett
3d Matt Dorssom (Heat Race Winner)
05 Derek Carney (Heat Race Winner)
15 Corey Myers
35 Bruce Lewis Jr
63 Billie Spilman
19 Josh Munsen
5d Dylan Flowers
12 Greg Potter
12ga Jason Nelson
26j Jace Whitt
07 Daniel Harris
95 A.J. Sayers

Pure Stock:
20x Carson Masoner
47x Conner Masoner (Heat Race Winner)
13 Amanda Akers
09 Austin McKinzie
31 Gary Akers
03d Nathan Dawson
29 Cody King

Show Me Vintage Racers:
76 Jim Clevenger
01 Steve Hughs
711 Brian Strong
11 Jeremy Turner (Heat Race Winner)
7 Elmer Gerloff
22 John Steenstry
4j Shirley Nelson
20 Mickey Fleethart

54 Buz Kaster
97 Houston Johnson (Heat Race Winner)
98m Mich Ross
9p Marty Powell
154 Bud Wilson

Hobby Stock:
34 Mich Ross (Heat Race Winner)
23g Greg Gilbert
4w John Watson (Heat Race Winner)
11 David Castellano Jr
7c Chad LeGere
89r Ryan Wells
7x Dustin Graham
11b Sol Bennett
42z Brandon Pitts
7 David Simpson
57m David McQuiston
37 Shane Butler

USRA B-Modified:
211 Tim Eaton
15 Ed Noll
11s Steve Starmer
17t Shadren Turner (Heat Race Winner)
10 Johnny McGinnis
6a Adam Armstrong
52m Dustin Miller
8r Chase Rudolf
99re Arie Schouten
57 Randy Ainsworth
66x Chris Wright (Heat Race Winner)
92jk Jonathan Knotts
9m Derrick Mahoney
47x Conner Masoner
18k Danan Knott
17x Nic Hanes
20x Bud Wilson (Heat Race Winner)
19xx Brandon Spanjer
32p Jeremy Pittsenbarger
83 Coleman Browning
99m Skyler Nolker

USRA Stock Car:
997 Jason Estes
65x Thomas Roberts (Heat Race Winner)
88 Jeff Dixon
20x Jon Boller Jr
75 Austin Bouzek
93 Sam Scott
76 Adam Parris
83a Aaron Sauter (Heat Race Winner)
04 Chad Walker
14x Jon Boller III
77 Dean Wray

USRA Modified:
70 Aaron Marrant (Heat Race Winner)
69 Zach Sanders (Heat Race Winner)
69n Cory Wray
78 Derrick Hicks
3b Nic Bidinger
26s Steven Glenn
97 Houston Johnson
92 Tyler Grooms
2h John Hanson
8x Chad Thomson
11 Darren Shaw
29 Dennis Elliott
98 Austin Johnson
71 Richard Layne
42 Sam Florence
38 Anthony Logston
96 Buz Kaster

Kids Power Wheels:
21j Jake Hoover
2g Leo Gonzalez
31k Kadyn St John
50 Zoey Dunn
76 Ally Miller
52.5 Jayson Kidd
2c Sulio Marcelo Campes

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