Thursday, January 18, 2018

Salina Speedway Provides Excitement Down The Stretch

SalinaSpeedway (2)Salina, KS – Friday night, August 8, Salina Speedway will be hopping once again with superior racing action from top to bottom. This week’s lineup card will feature the BSB Manufacturing NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Late Models, Belleville Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds, Budweiser IMCA Hobby Stocks, Coors Light Street Stocks and AutoHouse Towing Mod Lites!

One thing fans can say about the points championship race this season is that it will go to someone that has earned it. Racing at Salina Speedway isn’t the fastest car in the heat race starts up front and runs away from the field. It’s just the contrary. At Salina Speedway drivers that get to the front have usually done so by coming from the middle of the pack or further back. Fans enjoy the racing action and appreciate it.

To show fans just home much Salina Speedway appreciates them, this week’s admission price for adults is just $8.00!!!

Yes some racer want the easy path to victory, but not the warriors of Salina Speedway! They like to earn their wins and it shows. Look this week in the results and see how many drivers came from way back to crawl into victory lane.

In the Budweiser IMCA Hobby Stock class Mike Traskowsky has the most wins this season. It’s been a season that Traskowsky will want to cherish in years to come. The Hobby Stock division is full of tough competitors, to get 1 win is special let alone rack up 5 in a single season is extraordinary. Not only has he brought in the wins, his other finishes seem to be in the top 5 weekly and that has also put him at the frot of the points standings. Traskowsky carries a 28 point lead with 7 championship races to go. This week look to see if Tommy Fose, Aaron McBride, Kelly Pihl, Jason Cleveland or any of the other aces can take Traskowsky down this week.

Delbert ‘The IceMan’ Smith continues his march to another championship in the BSB Manufacturing NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Late Models. Last week he continued his strong season with his 1st back to back win of the year. Smith has 4 wins this season and is looking stronger than ever. His years of experience shine through each and every week he competes. Other competitors can learn a thing or two by chatting with the veteran if they dare! Chris Kratzer and Daniel Smith are currently 2nd and 3rd in the points standings. Heading down the stretch they, and the rest of the class, will have to make a move on ‘The Iceman’ to pull his momentum away.

If there has been a dominating performance in 2014 at Salina Speedway it’s been Scott Miller. Miller has racked up 5 wins this season in the Coors Light Street Stock division. Four of those wins have come in the last 4 races. It’s been a unbelievable ride for Miller and Friday night he will have a chance at #5. The only blemish for Miller right now is that he is 3rd in the point standings chasing Bob Arnold and Tony Steenson. Steenson and Arnold are just 3 points apart providing a great battle for the championship in this class.

The AutoHouse Towing Mod Lite class has been owned by Danny Morrison Jr. in 2014. A few week’s back everything was turned upside down as Morrison didn’t even register a top 5 and Justin Kinderknecht took down the win. It was his 2nd of the season. Rewind to last weekend and the world was right once again for Morrison as he drove to win #6 on the season. Morrison and Kinderknecht are shooting it out for the championship, but several other drivers have stepped in this class and been impressive. Twenty three different drivers have raced this season in the division and it’s gaining in popularity every week!

A whopping total of 6 drivers have a strong chance at winning the championship in the Belleville Motor Sports IMCA Modified division. In the past couple of weeks all 6 drivers have been shuffled and re-shuffled. It’s like a spinning top and whoever it points to on the final night of the season is going to be the champ! Corey Lagroon now sits atop of the standings. Danny Morrison Jr., Mike Petersilie, Joe Cleveland, Brian Knoell and Jesse Richter are still in the hunt. This is an old fashioned barn burner and the fans get to enjoy the competition each week. Competition breeds more competition. Look for this week’s race to be more exciting than ever.

Come out Friday night and get ready to see some great racing from start to finish! There is no better place to watch racing than Salina Speedway.

Racing Friday night gets underway at 7:15 p.m. with hot laps and green flag racing will start shortly after the completion of hot laps.

Adult admission is $8, with kids 15 and under FREE with a paid adult, all seniors 55 and up are half price with ID and all active military are FREE with appropriate ID as well! Pit passes are $25.

Fans wanting to get the 411 on Salina Speedway just need to stay logged in to their home on the world wide web at As fans visit the site take a look at the 2014 schedule to see what classes are racing, great stories and results. Sign up for the Text & Email BLASTS! You can also like their Facebook page at www. or follow on Twitter @SalinaSpeedway1

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