Thursday, November 23, 2017

Kid’s Night At BriggsAuto.Com Speedway This Saturday

There is always side by side action at BriggsAuto.Com Speedway. Reed Bros. Racing Photos

Topeka, KS – The summer is chalked full of good memories for kids 9 to 99. No school, playing all day and going swimming are just a few of the memories that I can conjure up from the past. This Saturday night, June 30, it’s Kid’s Night at BriggsAuto.Com Speedway.

All kids that come in on Saturday night will receive a Heartland Park Topeka coloring book, several fun events will be planned over in the Kids Zone and kids are going to have a chance to compete for prizes during intermission.

Saturday night should be a whole lot of fun for all the kids who come out to BriggsAuto.Com Speedway. Not only will they get everything that we listed above, but they also get to see the awesome spectacle of racing known as the Super Saturday Showdown Series. The Casey’s General Store Pure Stocks, White Line CDL Training B Mods, Super 8 at Forbes Landing Factory Stocks and Washburn Tech Modifieds will be ready to turn up the heat on Saturday night.

Just one week ago, Kerry Davis joined an exclusive club. By virtue of his win last week Davis joins Darron Fuqua as the only Modified drivers who have won more than 1 feature in 2012. Davis had a tough task in front of him last week as Tim Karrick dominated the feature event. That was until Davis was able to get by him late in the race and go on to the win.

The Washburn Tech Modifieds still continue to be one of the surprises of 2012. To date there have been 8 different winners in 10 feature races. Last season only 7 different drivers won all season long!

Darron Fuqua continues to hold down the points lead, but it’s still early in the season and anything can happen between now and the end of the season.

Terry Schmidt continued his domination of the Super 8 at Forbes Landing Factory Stock division as he rolled to win number 7 on the season. Starting from his front row position, Schmidt was able to get out in front early and ran away from the competition.

Zach Henery raced to a solid 2nd and it appears that he is getting faster each and every week. The rest of the class could be making some changes as well that could make a difference this week.

In the points standings Schmidt and Steve Herrick are still 1 and 2. As the racers close in on the 1/2 way point of the season, it would be a nice time to grab a couple of wins.

It’s 5 wins and counting in the White Line CDL Training B Mod division for Mike Higley. Higley could be dominating the class right now, like Schmidt in the Factory Stocks, but the only thing that has kept Higley out of victory lane other times is Mike Higley! That’s right, Higley has had some bad luck that erased any chances of getting more wins in the early portion of the season but he is doing everything in his power to make up for lost time.

Last week Higley drove around the outside of Lucas Isaacs in turn two and took over the lead. From there it was all Higley. A late race yellow gave the competition a chance at the leader with a green, white, checkered finish. Ethan and Lucas Isaacs made a run at the leader but came up just short.

Ethan Isaacs has been the point leader for quite some time in the division and don’t look for him to give it up for awhile. He has a significant lead at this point.

The other big surprise this season at BriggsAuto.Com Speedway has been the Casey’s General Store Pure Stocks. They have been averaging close to 20 cars a night and this season a true rookie, Randal Schiffelbein Jr., is making a lot of noise. Not bad for a class that used to average about 10 cars a night and last season Zach Henery drove to 16 wins in 22 races. Change in this class has been good and it’s sparked some excitement.

One week ago Schiffelbein, who leads the points standings, raced his way to his 3rd victory of the season. It was a win that continues to solidify just how good this rookie is. Late in the race last week he was pressured by Jesse Schotts, but he held off the advance to win.

Look for more excitement out of this class in particular. It has been predicted this season that there is a possibly that a full field of 24 cars could show up on a given night. This could be the week!

As the temperatures continue to rise summer start times are in effect. The spectator gates open up at 5:30 p.m., hot laps are at 6:45 p.m. and the first green flag flies at 7:30 p.m.

Adult tickets are $10, kids 12 and under are $5 and Military personnel with a valid id are free every race night at BriggsAuto.Com Speedway. Don’t forget that you can also buy your tickets online at www.hpt.com.

For more information on Heartland Park Topeka, visit their home on the world wide web at www.hpt.com. Fans will find everything that they need to know about the track, races and racers!

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