Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Clancy Collects 2nd Win At I-35 Speedway

Thomas Roberts picks up win #3 at I-35. Dan Parkinson Photo

Thomas Roberts picks up win #3 at I-35. Dan Parkinson Photo

Grand Nationals got the racing action rolling as “The Sensation” Austin Johnson #98 would use the high side to hold off heat race winner Buz Kaster #54. Johnson would hold the lead the entire race on his way to victory with a side by side finish with “The Alien” Don Marrs #9, mounting a late race charge to finish second by a fender. Pole sitter “Wamba” Buz Kaster would fade late to place third with “Biggen” Marty Powell #9p rounding out the field.

The USRA Hobby Stocks witnessed three wide racing action. Gary Ainsworth #83 would jump out to an early lead fending off #34 Mich Ross as they would race side by side for most of the feature. While these two were busy racing each other Billie Hoover #21h would use the extreme high side passing both drivers in turn four on his way to earing the night’s top spot. Ross would maintain his consistency but would have nothing for Hoover in the late laps to finish second. Heat race winner Tim Dawson #24, newcomer to I-35 Speedway, would flex his muscle with a solid third place finish. Early race leader Ainsworth showed continuing improvement but would fade late to place fourth. Another newcomer to our Hobby Stock class Tim Pettibone #47 would come home fifth.

Seeing their first action of the 2014 season at I-35 Speedway saw a familiar face in victory lane for the Show-Me Vintage Racers. As “Big” Mike McDowell #24 would hold off all challenges for his second ever feature win, at the young age of 57. Jim Clevenger #66 and Damon Clevenger #6 would have a family battle royal, with Jim placing second and Damon third. Brian “Bump” Strong #711 would place fourth, with the fancy 1957 Chevy of Elmer Gerloff #34 all the way from Wisconsin finishing fifth. Heat Race winners were Mickey Fleethart #7 and Brian Strong #711.

In a caution plagued feature that was shortened due to time constraints, witnessed Chad Clancy #21c pick up victory number two in the USRA B-Mod class at I-35 Speedway this young 2014 racing season. In a tale of two worlds it was almost as different as night and day between those in the top ten and those on the outside. It seemed as if the back half of the field was running a different feature event to bring out continued cautions. When the smoke had finally settled and green flag racing prevailed, up front action was fast and furious. Clancy used the breaks he needed as Gene Claxton #42 and Randy Ainsworth #57 would battle side by side for nearly every lap with Doug Keller #7k waiting for one chance to advance. When the checkers were shown Claxton was second, Ainsworth third, and Keller a solid fourth. “Mr. Excitement” Jim Cameron #96c would live up to his nickname charging through the field to finish fifth. Heat race winners were Mike Higley #11, Lynn Starry #54, Gene Claxton #42, and Chad Clancy #21c.

Always the most competitive and exciting feature the entertaining USRA Stock Cars would go green white to checkers once again. “Big” Jeff Dixon after picking up the earlier heat race win would use the front row starting spot to take the early advantage. Spectators could throw a blanket over the entire field as racing action heated up on the track. “Hollywood” Dean Wray #77 would search high and low but could not find a way around the speedy Dixon. Just when it appeared that the winner would be Dixon, out of nowhere charged Thomas Roberts #65x from third to first in route to picking up feature win number three on the season. Dixon driving a near flawless race would place second, moving Wray to third. Shawn Lee #4d starting shotgun on the field would be the hard charger of the feature as he would battle his way to fourth. “The Hulk” Jake Cameron #86C would race his way to another consistent top five finish.

USRA Modified racing action would witness Zach Sanders #69 become a two time winner in this young 2014 season. Darren Shaw #11, in his 2014 debut, would finish second by a fraction of an inch over 2013 Track Champion Steven Glenn #26s with great side by side action in a drag race to the checkers. With Glenn third, “Big Daddy” Dennis Elliott #29 would show what champions are made of as he would place a solid fourth. Young gun Trevor Hunt #99h would be impressive again as he would race his way to finish fifth. Heat race winners were Zach Sanders and Steven Glenn.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all the participants of Intermission as they played “Pin the ribbon on the racecar”. Special Thanks to Paula Murphy and Wilson Racing for playing Easter Bunny, with Candy and Eggs for all the kids in attendance and special baskets for all the trophy presenters. We would like to thank all of our great and loyal fans for coming out and supporting I-35 Speedway. Join us next week as the USMTS invades I-35 Speedway with more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

Midwest Vintage – A Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 2 24 Mike Mcdowell Linwood , Ks 0.00
2 4 66 Jim Clevenger Olatha , Ks 0.00
3 5 6 Damon Clevenger Parkville , Mo 0.00
4 1 711 Brian Strong Windsor , Mo 0.00
5 7 34 Elmer Gerloff , Mo 0.00
6 3 22 John Steenstry Independence , Mo 0.00
7 10 69 Matt Marrant Excelsior Springs, Mo 0.00
8 6 7 Mickey Fleetheart Odessa , Mo 0.00
9 8 2 Darren Shore Oak Grove, Mo 0.00
10 9 4 David Baldwin Raymore , Mo 0.00

Stock Cars – A Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 3 65X Thomas Roberts Kidder , Mo 100.00
2 1 88 Jeff Dixon Jamesport , Mo 95.00
3 2 77 Dean Wray Jamesport , Mo 91.00
4 4 4D Shawn Lee Spickard , Mo 87.00
5 7 86C Jake Cameron Winston , Mo 84.00
6 5 18 Richard Moulton Altamont , Mo 81.00
7 6 12C John Crews Polo , Mo 78.00
8 8 36S Holden Schultz Stewartsville , Mo 45.00 DNS

A Mods – A Mod Bonus
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 1 69 Zach Sanders Kearney , Mo 100.00
2 4 11 Darren Shaw Lawson , Mo 95.00
3 2 26S Steven Glenn Hamilton , Mo 91.00
4 7 29 Dennis Elliott Mt. Ayr, Ia 87.00
5 10 99H Trevor Hunt Kearney , Mo 84.00
6 16 2H John Hanson Stewartsville , Mo 81.00
7 3 21 Josh Most Red Oak, Ia 78.00
8 6 71 Jim Hopkins Rayville , Mo 76.00
9 11 85S Tyler Shaw Mexico , Mo 74.00
10 15 17$ Shane Lawson Stewartsville , Mo 72.00
11 12 41 Shane Florence Plattsburg , Mo 70.00
12 13 92 Tyler Grooms Trenton , Mo 68.00
13 14 53 Ronnie Woods Mexico , Mo 66.00
14 8 R21 Ryan Schaffer Corning , Ia 64.00
15 5 75 Bud Wilson – 62.00
16 9 82 David Wood Richmond , Mo 60.00

B Mods – A Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 1 21C Chad Clancy Smithville , Mo 100.00
2 3 42 Gene Claxton Kansas City, Mo 95.00
3 5 57 Randy Ainsworth Excelsior Springs, Mo 91.00
4 7 7K Doug Keller St. Joseph, Mo 87.00
5 9 96C Jim Cameron – 84.00
6 17 17X Clint Baker Meadville , Mo 81.00
7 8 20Y Yancy Shepard Smithville , Mo 78.00
8 16 52M Dustin Miller Pattonsburg , Mo 76.00
9 14 15B Wes Bestgen Osborn , Mo 74.00
10 2 54 Lynn Starry Excelsior Springs, Mo 72.00
11 12 52J Josh Barnes Cameron , Mo 70.00
12 24 20J Jayden Bears Kansas City, Mo 68.00
13 15 7 Bobby Russell Smithville , Mo 66.00
14 10 76 Ronnie Miller Trenton , Mo 64.00
15 22 22B Mitch Booher Bethany , Mo 62.00
16 23 60 Brady Sensenich Chillicothe , Mo 60.00
17 4 15 John Anderson Novinger , Mo 58.00
18 6 11 Mike Higley Tecumseh , Ks 56.00
19 13 5 Dakota Foster Gardner , Ks 55.00
20 11 319 Daniel Harris Kearney , Mo 54.00
21 18 16 Blake Pierce Kansas City, Mo 53.00
22 20 20 Alyssa Lasater Shawnee , Ks 52.00
23 19 211 Tim Eaton St. Joe, Mo 51.00
24 21 33S Ben Stockton Kansas City, Mo 50.00
25 25 8 Coleman Browning Cameron , Mo 0.00

Grand Nationals – A Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 2 98 Austin Johnson Kansas City, Mo 100.00
2 3 9 Don Marrs Shawnee , Ks 95.00
3 1 54 Buz Kaster Kansas City, Ks 91.00
4 4 9P Marty Powell Kansas City, Mo 87.00

Hobby Stocks – A Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 4 21H Billie Hoover Stewartsville , Mo 100.00
2 6 34 Mich Ross Maysville , Mo 95.00
3 1 28 Tim Dawson Callao , Mo 91.00
4 2 83 Gary Ainsworth Excelsior Springs, Mo 87.00
5 3 47 Tim Pettibone Moravia , Ia 84.00
6 5 77L Bruce Lewis, Jr. Lawson , Mo 81.00

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