Wednesday, February 21, 2018

For Lakeside Speedway, The Wait Is Almost Over

Kansas City, KS – Marc Olson, the owner of Lakeside Speedway, has endured a lot of hardship over the past year.

He watched his race track go under water. It caused him to cancel over 90% of Lakeside Speedway’s races. Nobody knows how they will deal with adversity until adversity stares them straight in the eye. I would say Olson has handled it very well.

Marc and his wife Page put a plan of action together and it worked.

Amongst the many rumors…. Clint Bowyer is going to buy the track, another track owner has purchased the track from the bank, the track is going to never reopen again and many, many more that circulated the area. None of them were true.

The truth is that the Olson’s got things done the way they needed to get them done. It wasn’t easy and it wasn’t fun, but it’s done. One big miracle that also helped the Olson’s put the track back on it’s feet, happened to be the outpouring of support from volunteers.

A large contingent of individuals also put forth a workman like effort to whip the track back into shape. It’s hard to name every single person that came out and extended a hand, but the owners and staff of Lakeside Speedway are forever grateful for the help.

This Friday night, April 13, is the Budweiser Season Opener at Lakeside Speedway. The 2012 season is almost here and everyone is ready to go.

No racing at Lakeside Speedway is like no baseball at the K, no football at Arrowhead or no concerts at the Sprint Center. Friday night the hiatus will be gone as the Modifieds, Factory Stocks, B Mods and Grand Nationals all take to the fast 1/2 mile known as Lakeside Speedway.

Several drivers turned out last Saturday to shake their cars down. If the turnout from practice is any indication of what opening night will be like, Lakeside officials are expecting a big turnout!

Everyone is ready to move forward. The fans, sponsors, racers, track employees and the Olsons can’t wait for this Friday night to get here.

Spectator gates will open up at 5 p.m., hot laps are at 7:00 and the first race goes green at 7:30 p.m.

Adult tickets are $12, kids 8 to 14 are $6 and children 7 and under are FREE at Lakeside Speedway.

For more information on Lakeside Speedway visit their website at

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