Saturday, November 18, 2017

Border Showdown Coming For Midwest Lightning Sprints & Mid-West Lightning Sprints

MALS-MLSlogoUnfortunately for Mid-America Lightning Sprint Presented by Jayhawk Millwright racers the Double Header weekend on May 3rd and 4th was postponed due to weather. We are very lucky to have a great track owner at Atchison County Raceway, Phil Birkinsha who is willing to support lightning sprint cars and give us another date rather than cancelling the Spring Fling race. The makeup date is Aug. 3rd.

The new name for this event is the Boarder Showdown! This sets up another Double header weekend for Midwest Lightning Sprints and Mid-America Lightning Sprints. Mid-West Lightning Sprints will be at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley Missouri on Aug. 2nd and Mid-America Lightning Sprint Presented by Jayhawk Millwright will be at Atchison County Raceway in Atchison KS Aug, 3rd. MLS will pay the Jayhawk Millwright $500 to win provided you race the next night with Mid-America Lightning Sprint Presented by Jayhawk Millwright which is Guaranteed $650 to win.

What is Fortunate for Mid-America Lightning Sprint Presented by Jayhawk Millwright racers is that we have another Double Header Weekend coming up. Our next event is at Double-X speedway in California MO. on May 26th This event dubbed Veterans Salute is on Memorial weekend as the name suggest. It is also the Liquid Powder Coat Finishes of Kansas City pre race BBQ for all of the drivers and crew of the Mid-America Lightning Sprint Presented by Jayhawk Millwright series.

The BBQ starts at 3pm; all you have to bring is yourself! Plus this is Jesse Hockett night at Double-X speedway. Mid-America Lightning Sprint Presented by Jayhawk Millwright race car will be supporting ASCS 360 winged Warrior sprint cars, Street Stock and Hobby Stock race cars. Double-X speedway is always action packed and Jesse Hockett fans will be out to show their support for all cars this night.

Mid-America Lightning Sprint Presented by Jayhawk Millwright is expecting drivers from CO/ WI/IL/MO/KS/NEB/IA to come show their support for this fast growing series. Local drivers expected to make their debut are Ryan Kent – Kent Transportation, Zach Morehead – the cornershop.com, Frank Ikerd – Advanced Orthotics & Prosthetics, Kenny Billings in his new BLS / Liquid Powder Coat Finishes of Kansas City chassis, Jim Devore – Devore Concrete, Bob Douglas – Rod End Supply & Tom Brown in his new warrior chassis. Mid-West Lightning Sprints will be at I-35 Speedway the night before on May 25th. This high banked 3/8 mile track is always fast and exciting side by side racing.

As with all Mid-America Lightning Sprints Presented by Jayhawk Millwright races we offer any driver that is more than 500 miles tow one way from any of our races $100 in tow money, provided you make the feature. As of May 13th we have 4 CO drivers that are planning on running Double-X speedway and have reserved there $100 tow money. We have now expanded this incentive to include people who live at least 250 miles tow one way from any of our races. This incentive will pay $50. Both are limited to the first five drivers each. You must preregister with me at mbillingsracing@gmail.com to insure your spot.

Just a reminder the pill draw closes at the tracks drivers meeting. Fail to draw a pill by this point will result in a starting position of tail back in your heat race. Go to www.midamericalightningsprints.com for all the Mid-America Lightning Sprints Presented by Jayhawk Millwright news.
May 25th Midwest Lightning Sprints race at I-35 in Winston MO Pits open at 5pm Hot Laps at 6:30 racing at 7pm

May 26th Mid-America Lightning Sprint race at Double-X speedway in California MO: Liquid Powder Coat Finish of Kansas City pre race BBQ starts at 3pm Fan gate open at 5pm, Hot Laps 7pm and racing at 7:30.

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