Saturday, January 20, 2018

MidWeek Notes and Quotes! Memorial Day Weekend!

Well here we are racefans almost to the month of June and the big Memorial Day racing weekend is just a few days away. Alot of racing action will be taking place this weekend all over the area and fans will have plenty of chances to catch some good racing.

Kicking off the weekend on Friday Lakeside Speedway will continue to take advantage of a strong start to the 2012 season with great turnouts in both fans and car count. With over 100 cars checking in for 4 classes each week it shows that Lakeside is still the “Home for Kansas City’s Dirt Track Racing. With great racing in all 4 classes its well worth the price of admission. To quote one great fan “You pay for the whole seat but you will only need the edge!” Tim Karrick and the rest of the stellar field of modifieds have kept the fans on their feet all the end of the night talking about the great show they had just witnessed. During the show you see Factory Stock drivers like Brett Heeter, Justin Siefert and Darrin Christy all race door handle to door handle fighting for the win. The Grand National seen Gary Donaldson off to a hot start winning the first two races, but with a strong field his run for the championship will be a tough one. The B-Mods have been a great addition to Lakeside Speedway and they have been putting on exciting racing. Last week the tmeless legend Gene Claxton put his Hughes Chassis in the Johnsonville Brat Victory Lane. This is a class where it’s a toss up as to who is going to win each week as you have stong runners like Nick Newton, Mike Higley, Nic Bennet, Chad Clancey and a host of others all gunning for the spotlight.

There is also great racing happening out at Salina Speedway if you are looking for some where to watch racing out in the central Kansas area. With the addition of the IMCA sanction it fills a void left by the closing of Minneapolis Speedway for those drivers in that area. The IMCA Hobby Stock winner was Tony Slothower, in the IMCA Stock Car class Nick Tubbs made the haul from Colby to pick up the make up feature and the nights regular show. In the IMCA modified class Jerry Phillips outran a large field of cars to pick up the win. Last week seen the Late Models return to the Speedway and Derek Klima picked up the win in the DSR backup car.

As we move to Saturday night Heartland Park returns to action after a week long hiatus. Terry Schmidt looks to continue his strong runs in the Factory stock class as he has been on fire these last Few weeks. In the Hobby Stock class Jesse Shotts picked up the win at the last race and looks for another this week. In the B-Mods Steven Goodman came home the winner in another great race as he put the Razor Chassis in victory lane. In the Modifieds point leader Darron Fuqua picked up his first win of the 2012 season and did it in a dominating fashinon.

If you want a change of pace 81 Speedway and the NCRA is having the first of 2 nights of the USRA VS. NCRA show. I attended this race last year and it was a good one. Then on Sunday the shootout moves to Humboldt Speedway. They always have a good show and this sunday addition will fit in nicely for the weekend!

If you are looking for IMCA action Thunder hill continues their weekly Extreme Motorsports Clash on The Hill. Last week was the Don Garst Memorial race in honor of longtime flagman and the first flagman at Thunder Hill Speedway Don Garst. The IMCA Hobby Stock winner was Brad Johnson, IMCA Norther Sport Mod winner was Kyle Olberding and Derek Brown picked up his first ever IMCA modified win for the 1000 dollar check.

One of my favorite races of the year is this weekend at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood Nebraska as the Alphabet Soup race returns. For Late Model fans this is a must as some of the best drivers in the midwest gather for the $5000 payout.

Well as time and space have ran out it’s time to reload and get ready for another big weekendowl

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