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3 More Exciting Saturdays left at I35

October 18th, 2017

Yes, the super electrifying Summit USRA Nationals at I-35 Speedway are behind us but we still have more to come! Three more exciting Saturdays are left in the I-35 Speedway 2017 Racing Season, two involve racing and one involves the season ending awards banquet and party.

This Saturday, October 21, 2017, I-35 Speedway will be hosting the USRA A Mods, USRA B Mods, USRA Stock Cars, the Grand Nationals, the Sport Compact, the Pure Stocks, the E Mods, and the Midwest Outlaw Vintage for Timberline Trading Night at the Races

These next two weeks of racing are a last chance for the USRA drivers to race and move up in the national points.

Gates will open at 4:00, grandstand tickets are $12, Seniors $10, Children 7 to 12 are $6 under 6 are free, and pit passes are $35.

In three weeks, November 4, we will hold the I-35 Speedway Awards Banquet at the A.V. Spillman Center in Jamesport, Missouri. The Center is located at 308 S. Broadway. US 36 Raceway will also be joining us at our banquet. Tickets for the Banquet can be purchased for $25 at the front office. Social hour starts at 5:00 P.M., Dinner at 6:00 P.M., Awards at 7:00 P.M. After the awards there will be music provided by a DJ for your dancing pleasure. Additionally, there will be door prizes, a silent auction, and a cash bar, a complete night of fun for all. Make your plans to be there as we honor our drivers, our fans, our rookies, and our Hall of Fame inductees for 2017.

Scott, Estes, Richards, Larson score on second night of Summit USRA Nationals

October 18th, 2017

WINSTON, Mo. –Four new winners tolled into victory lane Friday at the I-35 Speedway as the second night of the 4th Annual Summit USRA Nationals wrapped up the final night of preliminaries leading up to Saturday’s championship events.

In Friday night’s USRA Hobby Stock main event, Steve Larson of Decorah, Iowa, sped to a $300 win after escaping an opening-lap melee that could have wiped out a majority of the field. Larson, along with everybody but fellow Northern Iowa racer Scott Spilde, was able to continue racing.

While Larson managed to keep the lead for the entire 15-lap distance, it wasn’t without challenge. Matt White, who won Thursday’s main event, started sixth and drove into the second spot by the halfway point but could never muster the strength to pass Larson.

The 2014 Summit USRA Nationals winner, Eric Stanton, came from eighth to finish third behind White, with Scott Dobel and three-time defending USRA Hobby Stock national champ Dustin Gulbrandson rounding out the top five.

Tyler Schlumbohm, Weston Koop, Tony Fetterman, Brady Link and Steve Holthaus completed the top 10.

Steve Larson won the USRA Hobby Stock feature.

Jake Richards led all 20 laps of the Out-Pace USRA B-Mod feature, but just like the USRA Hobby Stock race it was anything but easy for the fifth-ranked racer from Lansing, Kan.

After a hard-fought early-race battle with Shadren Turner, Ben Moudry emerged to challenge Richards for the top spot. Moudry raced in the leader’s tire tracks for several laps before defending Iron Man Challenge champion Andy Bryant entered the picture.

Using the high side of the semi-banked 3/8-mile dirt oval, Bryant quickly closed on the lead duo and snuck past Moudry with two laps to go. Bryant gave one final push to find a way around Richards but had to settle for second while Richards cashed the $500 winner’s check.

After racing from 13th to the runner-up finish on Thursday night, Springfield Raceway track champion Ryan Gillmore put on another passing clinic and advanced from 14th on the grid to fourth behind Moudry in Friday night’s contest.

Colten Stevens claimed the fifth spot with Bud Wilson, Jayden Larson, Dan Hovden, Turner and veteran Gene Claxton filling out the rest of the top 10 finishing positions.

Jake Richards won the Out-Pace USRA B-Mod feature.

Elijah Zevenbergen was looking to score his sixth Iron Man Challenge victory in seven starts when the Holley USRA Stock Cars took the green flag for their 20-lap main event, but it was local hero Jason Estes of Winston, Mo., that stole the spotlight.

Coming from the sixth starting spot, Estes found his way to the lead on the seventh lap the hard way–by passing track champion and 20-time feature winner Dean Wray for second and veteran Stock Car ace Steve Jackson.

Zevenbergen, who started 10th, passed Wray for second on lap 13 and nibbled away at Estes’ lead over the final seven laps but had to settle for runner-up honors as Estes crossed the finish line three car-lengths ahead to pocket the $500 top prize with his third Holley USRA Stock Car win of 2017.

Wray remained third with Jesse Brown getting by Jackson for fourth. Brett Heeter, Chad Clancy, Derek Green, Dan Jones and Mich Ross finished sixth through 10th, respectively.

Jason Estes won the Holley USRA Stock Car feature.

In the 20-lap USRA Modified finale, Stormy Scott was in a class by himself. Two cautions along the way wiped out straight-away-long leads for the driver from Las Cruces, N.M., but nobody was able to challenge him for the lead.

Rodney Sanders, who won Thursday’s qualifying feature, claimed runner-up honors while Ryan Middaugh, who sits fourth in USRA Modified national points, finished third ahead of I-35 Speedway track champion Dennis Elliott.

Current Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series national points leader Jason Cummins held on for a fifth-place finish and bolstered his points lead as he seeks his second national crown.

Darron Fuqua came from 11th to finish sixth, Josh Angst raced from 12th to seventh, C.A. Nix advanced from 14th to eighth, Dustin Sorensen nabbed the ninth spot and the 10th driver to take the checkered flag was Jake Timm.

Stormy Scott won the USRA Modified feature.

The 4th Annual Summit USRA Nationals wraps up Saturday with a full-throttle program featuring pole dashes, last-chance races and the Summit USRA Nationals championship features in all four classes.

Feature winners in the USRA Modifieds, Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods will earn $3,000 and the USRA Hobby Stock champ will get a $1,000 paycheck.

The pit gate opens at 2 p.m., grandstands open at 4 and racing begins at 6 p.m. General admission adult tickets are $25, kids ages 11 to 15 are $15 and children ages 10 and under are admitted free of charge. Pit passes are $40.

The Trackside Bar & Grill will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a post-race party and fireworks show after the races.

For friends and family unable to make it to I-35 Speedway this weekend, every lap of every race will be broadcast live on RacinDirt.com.

This I-35 Speedway is a semi-banked 3/8-mile dirt oval located just off of Interstate 35 at mile marker 64 (10 miles east of Cameron on SR 6). The physical address for mapping is 13141 MO-6, Winston, MO 64689.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like USRA Racing on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out the USRA YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv. Keep up to speed with everything USRA by joining our email list at www.usraracing.com/subscribe.

Sanders, Zevenbergen, Eaton, White winners on opening night of Summit USRA Nationals

October 17th, 2017

WINSTON, Mo.–After months of anticipation and preparation, the I-35 Speedway swung the doors open Thursday for night one of the 4th Annual Summit USRA Nationals.

USRA Hobby Stocks opened up the feature races with an excellent 15-lap affair that saw Mason City Motor Speedway track champion Matt White of Nashua, Iowa, get the the front early on and then hold off a fierce challenge from 2014 Summit USRA Nationals winner Eric Stantoin to earn the $300 top prize.

Weston Koop, who won the previous year’s track title in Mason City, came home third with polesitter Scott Spilde fourth and veteran Steve Larson in fifth to give drivers from the Hawkeye State the top five positions.

Brady Link, who currently sits second in Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series national points for the USRA Hobby Stocks, finished sixth-one spot ahead of current points leader and three-time national champ Dustin Gulbrandson-while Tyler Schlumbohm, Tyson Overton and Adam Tiernan rounded out the top 10.

Matt White won the USRA Hobby Stock feature.

In Out-Pace USRA B-Mod action, Tim Eaton of St. Joseph, Mo., claimed the $500 winner’s check with a wire-to-wire win that looked to be a runaway but ended with Eaton fighting to keep the lead over the final four laps.

A caution with four laps to go erased the U.S. 36 Raceway track champion’s seven-car-length lead over Jake Richards and Ryan Gillmore. When the green reappeared, Gillmore shot ahead of Richards and began to hound Eaton for the lead.

After taking the white flag in a dead heat, Eaton continued to fly around the high side of the 3/8-mile dirt oval while Gillmore hugged the short way around. At the checkered flag, it was Eaton by a car length to score his 11th Out-Pace USRA B-Mod victory of the year.

Gillmore, meanwhile, was denied his 27th main event triumph of the 2017 campaign and had to settle for second at the finish line ahead of Richards, Shadren Turner and five-time Iron Man Challenge race winner Ben Moudry.

Steve Starmer was sixth and current Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series national points leader Dan Hovden finished seventh ahead of last year’s Iron Man titlist and 2015 Out-Pace USRA B-Mod national champ Andy Bryant.

Randy Ainsworth nabbed the ninth spot and Eddie Schwope Jr. clawed his way from 23rd on the starting grid to finish 10th at the end.

Tim Eaton won the Out-Pace USRA B-Mod feature.

No stranger to victory lane in 2017, Ocheyedan, Iowa’s Elijah Zevenbergen made quick work of the Holley USRA Stock Car field from his seventh starting spot, and then ran away and hid to collect $500 and his fifth Iron Man Challenge victory in six starts.

It was also the 17th feature win in 21 USRA-sanctioned starts this year for the Rapid Speedway track champion.

Chasing Zevenbergen to the finish line was 2014 USRA Nationals main event winner Dillon Anderson, who started next to Zevenbergen in the fourth row. Derek Green rebounded from two early-race fender-benders and found his way back to the front to finish third with early leader Dan Mackenthun finishing fourth and Cory Yeigh in fifth.

Current Holley USRA Stock Car national points leader Mitch Hovden was sixth and Brett Heeter, who sits second in the rankings, claimed the seventh spot.

Pat Graham passed eight cars in his “B” Main to earn the 24th starting spot in the “A” Main, and then made the most of it by charging to an eighth-place finish. Luke Sathoff and Steve Jackson completed the top 10.

Elijah Zevenbergen won the Holley USRA Stock Car feature.

From the outside of the front row, 2014 USRA Nationals winner Rodney Sanders of Happy, Texas, led all 20 laps for a $500 score while C.A. Nix, who sits second in national points, came out on top of a race-long duel with Derrick Hicks for the runner-up spot on the podium.

Stormy Scott passed a dozen of his fellow drives en route to a fourth-place finish while 2014 Out-Pace USRA B-Mod national champ Chad Clancy rounded out the top five finishers.

John Allen was sixth Minnesota’s Dustin Sorensen took seventh, Lake Ozark Speedway track champion Ryan Middaugh earned eighth-place money, Adam Kates raced from 20th to ninth and Tri-State Speedway’s 2017 track champion Trevor Latham wound up in the 10th spot.

Rodney Sanders won the USRA Modified feature.

The 4th Annual Summit USRA Nationals continues Friday with another complete show of qualifying heat races and main events. Saturday will be a full-throttle program featuring pole dashes, last-chance races and the Summit USRA Nationals championship features in all four classes.

Payoffs will be $300 to win USRA Hobby Stocks and $500 to win the other three classes on Friday. Saturday will see the USRA Hobby Stock winner pocket $1,000 and the other three classes will earn $3,000 for a win.

On Friday, the pit gate opens at 3 p.m., grandstands open at 5 and racing begins at 7 p.m. General admission adult tickets are $20, kids ages 11 to 15 are $10 and children ages 10 and under are admitted free of charge. Pit passes are $35. The Trackside Bar & Grill will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a post-race party after the final checkered flag waves.

Boo-Tacular will take place Friday featuring some ghoulish fun at the races, trick-or-treating for the kids and prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.

On Saturday, the pit gate opens at 2 p.m., grandstands open at 4 and racing begins at 6 p.m. General admission adult tickets are $25, kids ages 11 to 15 are $15 and children ages 10 and under are admitted free of charge. Pit passes are $40. The Trackside Bar & Grill will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a post-race party and fireworks show after the races.

For friends and family unable to make it to I-35 Speedway this weekend, every lap of every race will be broadcast live on RacinDirt.com.

This I-35 Speedway is located just off of Interstate 35 at mile marker 64 (10 miles east of Cameron on SR 6). The physical address for mapping is 13141 MO-6, Winston, MO 64689.

Plenty of camping spots are available (no hookups) for $20 per night. Please see our camping map at www.i-35speedway.net (click on Events/USRA Nationals/Accommodations) or contact Diana Green at (816) 668-1714 or email dcgreen84@aol.com to reserve your camping location.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like USRA Racing on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out the USRA YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv. Keep up to speed with everything USRA by joining our email list at www.usraracing.com/subscribe.

Just around the corner: Summit USRA Nationals kicks off Oct. 11

October 7th, 2017

WINSTON, Mo. -The clock is ticking, wrenches are turning and soon the safety belts will be tightening as the 4th Annual Summit USRA Nationals is just around the corner.

Set for Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 11-14 at the I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo., the mega-event will kick off Wednesday, Oct. 11, with an open practice for all competitors to get in some hot laps and test ‘n’ tune their machines.

USRA Modifieds, Holley USRA Stock Cars, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods and USRA Hobby Stocks will all be in action with qualifying heat races and main events Thursday and Friday. Saturday will be another full-throttle program featuring pole dashes, last-chance races and the Summit USRA Nationals championship features in all four classes.

As in the past three years, this will be the only event where Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series points will be awarded. This race is also the only one in the country that gives a “true car count” bonus to each driver. Whereas all weekly events award a maximum of 24 bonus points for car count, the feature race each of the three nights at the Summit USRA Nationals could award 40, 50, 60 or more in car count bonus to each driver.

USRA Modifieds, Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods will compete for the exact same purse each night. USRA Hobby Stocks will also be running each night for a great payout that is truly super too.

Payoffs will be $300 to win USRA Hobby Stocks and $500 to win the other three classes on Thursday and Friday. Saturday will see the USRA Hobby Stock winner pocket $1,000 and the other three classes will earn $3,000 for a win.

The regional E-Mod division will also be racing on Thursday night with a top prize of $300 on the line.

WHERE IS I-35 SPEEDWAY?
This race track is easy to find, located right off of Interstate 35 at mile marker 64 (10 miles east of Cameron on SR6). When you take the exit, head east for a few blocks and the track is right there. The physical address for mapping is 13141 MO-6, Winston, MO 64689.

CAMPING AT THE TRACK
There is a limited selection for lodging nearby the track, but plenty of camping spots will be available (no hookups). Camping is $20 per night or $50 for the week. Please see our camping map at www.i-35speedway.net (click on Events/USRA Nationals/Accommodations) or contact Diana Green at (816) 668-1714 or email dcgreen84@aol.com to reserve your camping location.

LODGING SOLUTIONS
Drivers, crew members and fans needing a hotel room should consider Cameron, Mo., which is about 10 miles south at exit 54. Days Inn in Cameron is $68 per night (816-632-6666); America’s Best Value in Cameron is $65 per night (816-632-6623); Econo Lodge in Cameron is $70 per night (816-632-6571; and Super 8 in Cameron is $75 per night (816-632-8888). The Quality Inn in Cameron is already sold out

LIVE ON RACINDIRT.COM
If friends and family cannot make it to I-35 Speedway for the 4th Annual Summit USRA Nationals, every lap every night will be broadcast live on RacinDirt.com, so you can tune in and watch the all of the racing action. RacinDirt.com has really stepped up their program this year with new features such as slow-motion, instant replay, wireless cameras to capture the happenings up close and personal, and more to make you feel like you’re with us at the track. Visit their website for package deals and more information about the broadcast.

BOO-TACULAR FRIDAY AT SUMMIT USRA NATIONALS
Boo-Tacular night at the races will take place on Friday during the Summit USRA Nationals. Get your family-friendly costumes ready now for some ghoulish fun at the races. Trick-or-treating will be going on for the kids and prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. We will also have an autograph session on Saturday around 5 p.m. with the the qualified drivers so make your plans now.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11
Practice time will be from 6-9 p.m. After practice, the Trackside Bar & Grill will be hosting a BBQ party and free beer at the located at the track. All drivers, crew members and fans in attendance are invited to join the fun near turn one.

Pit Gate/Pre-Tech Opens 12:00 | Drivers Meeting 5:30
Hot Laps 6:00-9:00
Grandstands FREE | Pit Passes $20 | Four-Day Pass $130
BBQ & Party at Trackside Bar & Grill

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12
Heat races and main events for USRA Modifieds, Holley USRA Stock Cars, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods and USRA Hobby Stocks. Draw for heat race line-ups. Passing points will be used to determine main event line-ups.

USRA Modified, Holley USRA Stock Car and Out-Pace USRA B-Mod “A” Main Payout: 1. $500, 2. $400, 3. $320, 4. $250, 5. $200, 6. $170, 7. $150, 8. $140, 9. $130, 10. $120, 11. $115, 12. $110, 13. $105, 14. $95, 15. $90, 16. $85, 17. $80, 18-24. $80.

USRA Hobby Stock “A” Main Payout: 1. $300, 2. $250, 3. $200, 4. $170, 5. $140, 6. $120, 7. $110, 8. $100, 9. $95, 10. $90, 11. $85, 12. $80, 13. $75, 14. $70, 15. $65, 16-24. $60.

Pit Gate/Pre-Tech Opens 12:00 | Grandstands Open 5:00
Drivers Meeting 6:00 | Racing Begins 7:00
Adults $20 | Kids 11-15 $10 | 10 & Under FREE
Pit Pass $35 | Three-Day Pit Pass $110
Post-Race Party at Trackside Bar & Grill

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13
Heat races and main events for USRA Modifieds, Holley USRA Stock Cars, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods and USRA Hobby Stocks. Draw for heat race line-ups. Passing points will be used to determine main event line-ups.

USRA Modified, Holley USRA Stock Car and Out-Pace USRA B-Mod “A” Main Payout: 1. $500, 2. $400, 3. $320, 4. $250, 5. $200, 6. $170, 7. $150, 8. $140, 9. $130, 10. $120, 11. $115, 12. $110, 13. $105, 14. $100, 15. $95, 16. $90, 17. $85, 18-24. $80.

USRA Hobby Stock “A” Main Payout: 1. $300, 2. $250, 3. $200, 4. $170, 5. $140, 6. $120, 7. $110, 8. $100, 9. $95, 10. $90, 11. $85, 12. $80, 13. $75, 14. $70, 15. $65, 16-24. $60.

Pit Gate Opens 3:00 | Grandstands Open 5:00
Drivers Meeting 6:00 | Racing Begins 7:00
Adults $20 | Kids 11-15 $10 | 10 & Under FREE | Pit Pass $35
Post-Race Party at Trackside Bar & Grill
Trackside Bar & Grill Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14
Last chance races, pole dashes and main events for USRA Modifieds, Holley USRA Stock Cars, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods and USRA Hobby Stocks. Points accumulated on Thursday and Friday determine starting line-ups for last chance races. Top 10 points earners in each class will run a pole dash to determine main event starting line-ups.

Pole Dash Payout (each class): 1. $200, 2. $150, 3. $125, 4. $100, 5. $90, 6. $80, 7. $70, 8. $60, 9. $55, 10. $50.

USRA Modified, Holley USRA Stock Car and Out-Pace USRA B-Mod “A” Main Payout: 1. $3000, 2. $2200, 3. $1700, 4. $1200, 5. $1,000, 6. $900, 7. $800, 8. $700, 9. $650, 10. $600, 11. $550, 12. $500, 13. $475, 14. $450, 15. $425, 16. $400, 17. $390, 18. $380, 19. $370, 20. $360, 21. $350, 22. $340, 23. $335, 24. $330, 25. $325, 26. $320, 27. $315, 28. $310, 29. $305. 30. $300; Tow $200 if raced all three nights.

USRA Hobby Stock “A” Main Payout: 1. $1000, 2. $700, 3. $600, 4. $500, 5. $450, 6. $400, 7. $350, 8. $300, 9. $275, 10. $250, 11. $225, 12. $200, 13. $190, 14. $180, 15. $170, 16. $160, 17. $150, 18. $145, 19. $140, 20. $135, 21. $130, 22-24. $125; Tow $100 if raced both days.

Bonus: The top 5 finishers in each class will receive $25, $20, $15, $10 and $5, respectively, for each Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series event competed in during the 2017 season.

Pit Gate Opens 2:00 | Grandstands open 4:00
Drivers Meeting 5:00 | Racing Begins 6:00
Adults $25 | Kids 11-15 $15 | 10 & Under FREE | Pit Pass $40
Giant Fireworks Display after the Races
Post-Race Party at Trackside Bar & Grill
Trackside Bar & Grill Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

RULES & PROCEDURES
This event is sanctioned by the United States Racing Association and all USRA rules apply. Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series national points will be awarded with true car count bonus. Iron Man Challenge points will be awarded to Holley USRA Stock Car and Out-Pace USRA B-Mod drivers. All drivers must have a valid USRA license (no temps). RACEceivers and transponders are required and will be available for rent or purchase.

ENTRY FEES
Entry fees are $100 for USRA Modifieds, Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods; $50 for USRA Hobby Stocks. Entry fee and completed entry form must be received by Oct. 9. Late or at-the-track entry is double the early entry price.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like USRA Racing on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out the USRA YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv. Keep up to speed with everything USRA by joining our email list at www.usraracing.com/subscribe.

128 Cars in the Pits at I-35 Speedway for Tompkins Industries Night at the Races!!!!!

October 4th, 2017

Opening ceremonies at I-35 Speedway would set the stage for a night of great racing action as our drivers and crews would present our Nations Colors on the front straight as all would stand for the Invocation and National Anthem! God Bless America!

E-Modified would start the night and see Manlee Lamar #4M take the lead with heat winner Randy Smith Jr #75X in tow. Smith would make his move early to take the lead and never relinquish and stand tall in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Current point leader Smith would hold off the late charge to the front by other heat winner Chris Mercer #13, who would come from a tenth starting spot to place second. Lamar would fade to third with the #14 of Gary Ainsworth a solid fourth on the feature. Jim Masoner Jr would race to the front rounding out the night’s top five.

#75X “Dandy” Randy Smith Jr from Hamilton, MO E-Modified Feature Winner!

Grand National would charge to the fast smooth 3/8th mile of dirt next and see Chad Fuller #0R lead every lap of the feature to claim the win. John Brown #36J would again show poise and power as he would place second with Billie Hoover #97 coming home third. Fourth place would go to heat winner and current point leader Donnie Brown #26 with Tyler Miller #6 rounding out the top five finishers.

#0R “Bad” Chad Fuller from Savannah, MO Grand National Feature Winner!

Show-Me Vintage Racers would be in attendance with a large car count of quality drivers for this night of action. Allen Guthrie #21 would launch to the front from the drop of the green and appear to be the class of the field until Leroy Holler #29 would work through the pack and take the top spot. Heat winner Holler would not be denied and claim the checkers and the win. Guthrie would settle for second with other heat winner Houston Johnson #20 working through the field of competitors to place third. Fourth would see the #01 of Steve Hughs with Jeremy Turner #11 placing a solid and impressive fifth place.

#29 Leroy Holler Show-Me Vintage Feature Winner!

Pure Stock would see a locked and loaded field of competitors as heat race winner Ron Hill #72 would set the pace early. Hill would pull out front and never look back as he would lead every lap on his way to McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle at I-35 Speedway for the first time this 2017 season. Hill would be challenged late by current point leader Cletus Murray #21m who would place second to Hill on this night. Third would see Beau Wells put the #555 to the front with Kerry Ayres #99A impressing again with a solid fourth place showing. Colten Ishmael #17i would be in the hunt for the lead all race finishing fifth holding off the hard charge of other heat winner Anthony Persell #87.
#72 “Monkey Man” Ron Hill from Turney, MO Pure Stock Feature Winner!

Sport Compact would see Alvin Cooney #69C win both heat race and feature on this night of competition, Shawn Huston #44 would end the night second with Drew Tully #33 third and Isaiah Penton #8P fourth.

#69C Alvin “and the Chipmunks” Cooney from Nevada, MO Sport Compact Feature Winner!

Midwest Lightning Sprints would see a great race for the lead as Bobby Layne #9s would take the front with Tom Brown #B20 in tow. Brown would work the high line to perfection and pass Layne and claim the win on this night of competition. Layne would settle for second with Kyle Lewis running a solid third place on the feature. Heat winner Jason Billups #2 would place fourth with Mark Billings #51 ending the race fifth place.

#B20 Tom Brown from Ceresco, NE MLS Feature Winner!

ULMA Late Models would be high in number and quality putting on a great show for fans in attendance. Heat winner Aaron Marrant #1X would use the high line in turn three and four and low line in turn one and two to outpace the field and claim the win. Marrant would be challenged early and often by other heat winner and second place finisher Tommy Cordray #5 with Dustin Hodges #22H racing his way to third. Fourth would see Cody Holtkamp #23 with fifth going to Jon Binning #65.

#1X Aaron Marrant from Richmond, MO ULMA Late Model Feature Winner!

USRA B-Modifieds would see Dan Hovden #16X win both heat race and feature on this night out pacing the field and proving why is leading national points. Hovden would not have it easy as Shadren Turner #17T would try slider after slider to get the lead but be forced to settle for second place. Heat winner and track point leader Bud Wilson #22W would race his way to third with Jeff Elder #97J placing fourth. Other heat winner Blake Pierce would recover from an early race slip to end the feature a solid fifth place.

#16X Dan Hovden from Omaha, NE USRA B-Modified Feature Winner!

USRA Stock Car would see one of the very best races of the night as Dean Wray #77 and Brett Heeter #05 would square off in the front of the field. Heat winner Wray would set the pace early as Heeter would have to work through traffic until a yellow flag would bunch the field. Wray would hold tight to the top of the track with Heeter searching to get the front as the laps would wind down. As the white was shown signifying one more lap Heeter would make his move on the inside off of turn four and race Wray to the line coming up a little short as Wray would pick up his 18th win of the 2017 racing season at I-35 Speedway. Heeter would finish second by less than half a car length with Mitch Hovden #15 a very close third place. Fourth would see Malcolm Teachout #20T with Tim Shield #1 coming from back to front placing a solid fifth.

#77 “Hollywood” Dean Wray from Jamesport, MO USRA Stock Car Feature Winner!

USRA Modifieds would again see the best of the best at I-35 Speedway with great racing action from start to finish. Heat winners Derrick Hicks #78 and Gunner Martin #75 would lead the field to green with Martin taking the early advantage. Martin would continue to use the high line to perfection until Derrick Hicks would make a daring slide job and take the top spot. Hicks would not be denied and pull away from the rest of the field and on to victory. As Hicks would celebrate in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle, Martin would place second with current point leader Dennis Elliott #29 a very close third. Fourth would go to John Hanson #2h with the fifth spot going to Billie Hoover #99J.

#78 “High Wide & Handsome” Derrick Hicks from Ravenwood, MO USRA Modified Feature Winner!

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all our drivers and fans for another night of great racing action and see everyone next Saturday where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!

Late Models to Headline I-35 Speedway this Saturday Night!!!

September 30th, 2017

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME RACING? Well it’s Saturday Night, a super great race night! I-35 Speedway has it all September 30, 2017, the most racing for your entertainment dollar. Can’t you just hear Hank Williams Jr singing? I-35 Speedway has USRA Mods, USRA Stocks, USRA B Mods, Grand Nationals, E Mods, Sport Compact, Pure Stock, Vintage, Midwest Lightning Sprints, and the season ending points battle for the ULMA Late Models, yes, this Saturday night, September 30, are you ready for some racing?

Intermission will see the always exciting Heartland Missions and Motorsports Kids Power Wheels doing battle! Beer will be cold and the food and racing hot for this night of great racing action!

Tickets to these always exciting races are only $15, with seniors receiving a discount of $12, pit passes are $35. Hot Laps at approximately 6:15, immediately after drivers meeting, and racing at 7 P.M. See you there!

100 Cars at I-35 Speedway on Lake Road Warehouse Night at the Races!

September 27th, 2017

E-Modifieds would set the stage for a night of great racing action as heat race winner J J Baumli #46 and Dustin Talbott #63D charged to the front. Talbott would take the lead early only to see Baumli charge by and take the point with Caleb Pugh #8s in tow. Last time winner Chris Mercer #13 would start tenth on the field and work the track to perfection in route to the lead. Mercer would work both high and low getting past Baumli to capture the win. Baumli would hang on to second with point leader Randy Smith Jr #75X a close third. Talbott would fade slightly to finish fourth with Caleb Pugh fifth. Other heat race winner was Gary Ainsworth #14.

Grand Nationals would take to the track next with lots of hard racing. Chad Fuller #0R would take the lead as Kacey Shields #42C would challenge until contact with Fuller would take him from competition. Heat winner Billie Hoover #97 would use the high line to run down Fuller taking the front to never relinquish on his way to McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Other heat winner and point leader Donnie Brown #26 would work his way to the front to place second with Fuller Slipping to third. Fourth would belong to John Hanson #54 with Tyler Miller #6 finishing fifth.
#97 Billie Hoover from Stewartsville, MO Grand National Feature Winner!

Midwest Outlaw Vintage was high in number and quality on this night of competition as Houston Johnson #20 would set the pace. Johnson would hold off the challenges of third place finisher and heat winner Chris Heitman #39 as the feature progressed. Other heat winner Ron Lefholz #20L would work from the back to the front and slip into second challenging Johnson for the front. Johnson would maintain the lead until his hood would fly up restricting his view and Lefholz would take advantage and the lead. Lefholz would go on to win with Johnson a very close second place. Fourth would go to Austin Johnson #30 with Bob Werkmeister #32W fifth on the night.

Pure Stock would see side by side racing the entire feature with Kerry Ayers #99A picking up his second win of 2017 at I-35 Speedway. Heat winner Beau Wells #555 would take the early lead only to see it evaporate as second place finisher and point leader Cletus Murray #21M would challenge. Ayers would get by both in the closing laps to claim the victory with Wells slipping to third. Ron Hill #72 would have a good race placing a solid fourth as Anthony Persell #87 would end the race fifth.

Sport Compact would see a big field of competitors and a first time winner in 2017 as James Lemke #17 would lead every lap and pick up the win. Bobby Key #7X would come home a solid second with Dakota Girard #3W third place. Drew Tully #33 would notch a fourth place finish with the #44 of Shawn Huston fifth. Heat winners were Rick Girard #00 and Alvin Cooney #69C.

USRA B-Modified would see a loaded field of competitors take to the track with heat winner Bud Wilson #22W taking the early lead. Wilson’s lead would be short lived as other heat winner Eddie Schwope Jr #91 would move past and never look back claiming the win. Wilson would go on to place second with Nic Hanes #17X, back behind the wheel of a B-Mod, racing his way to third. Fourth would belong to the always fast Shadren Turner #17T as Jeff Elder #97J would impress with a fifth place run. Other heat winner was Dustin Crist #222.

USRA Stock Car would see a familiar face as Dean Wray #77 would pick up his seventeenth win of 2017 at I-35 Speedway. Wray would not run a way and hide as Tim Shields #1 would challenge every step of the way but have to settle for second on this night of competition. Third place would go to Mich Ross #34X with heat winner Dan Jones #25 fourth and Aaron Sauter #83A fifth.

USRA Modified would see the who’s who of racing compete on the highest level as the feature got underway. Gunner Martin #75 would use heat race win momentum to propel him out front on the start as heat and other heat winner Derrick Hicks #78 would do battle. Hicks would slip in turn one allowing martin and other heat winner Dennis Elliott #29 to slip past. Elliott would challenge Martin until Chad Clancy #21C would enter the picture passing Elliott to challenge Martin for the front. Martin would not be denied on this night and pick up his first win of 2017 at I-35 Speedway and stand talk in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Clancy would end the race with a solid second with Elliott third. Fourth would go to a charging Ryan Schaffer #R21 with Austin Johnson #98 rounding out the night’s top five.

I-35 Speedway would like to congratulate Leah Parmley and Bentley Hicks on winning the Bikes during Intermission. We would also like to thank Tammy Ash and Kayce Terhune as the “Battle of the Shacks” was a big success. Kayce would raise $267 for Ronald McDonald House and Tammy would raise $164 for St Judes Children’s Hospital.
See everyone next Saturday Night for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best” I-35 Speedway!

I-35 Speedway Winston, MO! Your 2017 Home for USRA Nationals!!!

September 24th, 2017

More exciting news concerning the USRA Nationals. Listed below is the schedule with times and prices. Work continues on constructing the second level of the cat walk in preparation for the Nationals. In honor of all first responders and the United States Military which gives us the right to race, I-35 Speedway has added the American Flag to the cat walk.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Pit Gate opens 12:00pm
Pre-tech opens at 12:00pm
Drivers Meeting 5:30 Grandstands Free
Hot Laps 6-9
Barbeque and After Party at the Track Side Bar and Grill

Pit Passes $20
Four Day Pass $130

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Pit Gate Opens at Noon
Pre-Tech opens at Noon
Grandstand Gate opens at 5pm
Drivers Meeting at 6pm
Racing at 7pm

Racing will be USRA Mods, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-mods, USRA Hobby Stocks, and E-mods. E-Mods run home track rules, for next 3 weeks they are welcome at I-35 Speedway to race following their home track rules. This is the only night E-mods will be racing and will be a complete show $300 to win. All other classes will run a complete show with points earned to determine line-ups for Saturday After Party at Trackside Bar and Grill

Pit Passes $35
Grandstand Adults $20
Kids 11-15 $10
10 and under Free
3 Day Pit Pass $110

Friday, October 13, 2017
Pit Gate Opens at 3pm
Grandstand Gate opens at 5pm
Drivers Meeting at 6pm
Racing at 7pm

Racing will be USRA Mods, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-mods, and USRA Hobby Stocks All other classes will run a complete show with points earned to determine line-ups for Saturday. Trackside Bar and Grill open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. After Party at completion of races.

Pit Passes $35
Grandstand Adults $20
Kids 11-15 $10
10 and under Free

Saturday, October 14, 2017
Pit Gate Opens at 2pm
Grandstand Gate opens at 4pm
Drivers Meeting at 5pm
Racing at 6pm

Racing will be USRA Mods, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-mods, and USRA Hobby Stocks All Last Chance Races and A-mains culminating in Champions of USRA Nationals. Giant Fireworks Display after the races! Trackside Bar and Grill open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. After Party at completion of races.

Pit Passes $40
Grandstand Adults $25
Kids 11-15 $15
10 and under Free

J D Green
816-668-8609

USRA Nationals at I-35 Speedway Winston, MO!

September 23rd, 2017

The countdown to the USRA Nationals is on! Four weeks until the 2017 event will be held at I-35 Speedway. October 11 will be practice night with grandstand entrance free and pit entrance $20. October 12 and October 13 pit prices are $35 with grandstand entrance $20 each night. The super exciting and always competitive finale October 14 will find a pit pass costing $40 and the grandstand ticket will be $25.
USRA sent all their members a newsletter with the payout for this big race! Just one of the advantages of USRA membership, members get the information first!

Since the announcement of camping spots last week, several have been reserved. Camping is located on the north side of track property next to a small lake. Access is via gravel road. Grass lots. Water/electric hookups are not available. Camping costs will be $20 per night or $50 for the week. Please see are camping map at www.i-35speedway.net (click on events, usra nationals, accommodations) or contact Diana Green at 816-668-1714 (email: dcgreen84@aol.com) to reserve your camping location.

Big Intermission Planned for Saturday Night at I-35 Speedway!

September 15th, 2017

This Saturday Night there will be 12 Remote Control cars for kids to race during Intermission by drawing! Kids ages 8 to 15 can sign up at the front gate as they come in to be eligible to race and for the drawing to win one RC Car which they will compete. RC competitors are bringing the other 11 cars and kids will be allowed to race them by drawing on the front straight. Remember only one of the 12 will win a RC car to take home by drawing, the other 11 will drive loaners. We will have trophies and prizes for the winners.

RC Car Sponsors are: DEE & MEE Hobbies, Signs by Taco, Checkered Flag Raceway, Ultraline RC Raceway, I-35 Speedway, Chris Flower and Carl Flower! Let’s have some fun at I-35 Speedway during our short Intermission!

Lake Road Warehouse with Childhood Cancer Awareness Night at I-35 Speedway!

September 15th, 2017

Great racing action returns to I-35 Speedway in Winston, MO this Saturday with Lake Road Warehouse and Childhood Cancer Awareness Night! Battle of the Shacks as Kayce in the Pit Shack and Tammy in the Beer Shack do battle raising money for their favorite Charities. Tammy’s charity is St Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Kayce’s is Children’s Mercy Hospital as they will donate all their tips to these great organizations to help children and their families. There will be a balloon release for opening ceremonies as we at I-35 Speedway show our support for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! Balloons will be available at the Grandstand Gate while supplies last as we would like to let the kids have one first to release. If you can donate please do so generously, if you can’t we understand, please don’t give what you don’t have. We ask that you wear a cancer awareness or survivor shirt to the track this Saturday Night as we all know someone that has been affected.

Intermission will see Remote Control Car Racing on the front straight as we will draw names for kids 8 to 15 years of age to compete. Also we will have a drawing for some lucky kid to win a Remote Control Race Car ready to go donated by Chris and Carl Flower. 10 Cars will be available for kids to race so sign up at the grandstand gate as you enter and we will draw before opening ceremonies to see who will race. So, remember to sign up if you are between the ages of 8 to 15.

Racing action this Saturday Night includes USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Modifieds, Grand Nationals, Pure Stocks, E-Modifieds, Sport Compacts and Vintage for your entertainment. Superior drivers and a smooth racing surface equal a great night of racing action and fun. Remember to check out Kayce’s “World Famous” Walking Tacos at the Pit Shack, Main Concessions will be ready and delicious, Beer iced down and cold, Souvenirs displayed , funnel cakes sweet and tasty with Trackside Bar & Grill serving up your favorites before, during and after the races for your dining convenience!

See everyone this Saturday Night at I-35 Speedway where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!!

Get Ready for USRA Nationals at I-35 Speedway Winston, MO!!!!

September 15th, 2017

The United States Racing Association (USRA) Nationals are less than a month away at I-35 Speedway, exit 64 and immediately east of the interstate. This three days of racing event will be held on October 12, 13, and 14, 2017.

Practice for this event will be on October 11. The E-Mods will be in competition on one of those nights thanks to I-35 Speedway. The full schedule is yet to be determined. There will also be a huge- fireworks show after the races on Saturday. You will want to be there for all the action so make your plans now! Saturday Night we will have Halloween with trick or treating for the kids and dress up in your family friendly costume and let’s have some fun!

Camping is located on the north side of track property next to a small lake. Access is via gravel road. Grass lots. Water/electric hookups are not available. Camping costs will be $20 per night or $50 for the week. Please see are camping map at www.i-35speedway.com (click on events, USRA Nationals, accommodations) or contact Diana Green at 816-668-1714 (email: dcgreen84@aol.com) to reserve your camping location.

110 Cars Check in to I-35 Speedway Pits on Pro-Ag Services Night at The Races!!!

September 10th, 2017

Opening ceremonies would see I-35 Speedway honor the late Mike Knight with the releasing of balloons in his memory along with Mike and Kyle Johnson receiving an award for patriotism as we honored our veterans. Intermission would see Fans and Drivers pay respects to the late Bob Libbey one of the great voices of our sport. We recognized our current Hall of Famers and gave a sneak peek into the 2017 inductees we will honor at our banquet on November fourth.

E-Modified would start our night of great racing action as heat winner Manlee Lamar #4M would take the lead early holding off a very fast #80 of Justin Asher. As the race progressed, Chris Mercer #13 and other heat winner Randy Smith Jr #75X would come from the back of the field of competitors to challenge. Smith would thread the needle to take the front only to see Mercer charge by taking the front. Mercer would continue to lead claiming the win and his fourth victory of 2017 at I-35 Speedway. Smith would go on to place second with Lamar fading late to place third. Asher would finish the night fourth with Leroy Morrison #50 rounding out the night’s top five positions.

Grand National would see Donnie Brown #26 add to his point lead in the class as he would come from a tenth starting position to pick up the feature win. Brown and Travis Walker would battle several laps side by side until Walker would jump the birm in turn number three allowing Brown to take the lead and the win. John Hanson #54 would race his way to a solid and respectable second place showing with Billie Hoover #97 third. Heat winner John Brown would end the night fourth with Mike Carson #69JR ending the feature fifth place. Other heat winner was Chad Fuller #0R.

Midwest Lightning Sprint would again see the familiar face of Tom Brown #B20 win both heat and feature on this night of competition. Brown would get out front and never look back on his way to the win. Jason Billups #2 would make a late race charge to place second ahead of third place finisher Mark Billings #51 who would fade late. Bobby Layne #9s driving for Chris Schofield would end the night fourth with Ken Billings #85 a solid fifth place run.

Pure Stock witnessed exciting racing as there were multiple grooves on the fast smooth racing surface. Point leader Cletus Murray #21M would use the low line the entire feature and find some traction working his way out front and on to victory. Murray would celebrate in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle with family and friends as he would notch his sixth win of 2017 at I-35 Speedway adding to his point lead. C J Turner #91 continues to impress as he would work his way to second on the night with heat race winner Beau Wells #555, who was in win contention all race, a very close third. Cody King #29 would end the feature fourth with Justin Adkins #15 rounding out the night’s top five. Other heat winner was Ron Hill #72 who would slip early in the race taking him from win contention.

Sport Compact would see Alvin Cooney 69C win heat and feature as he would cruise to his second win at I-35 Speedway this 2017 racing season. Second would belong to Chris Brockert #82 with third place other heat winner Dakota Girard #3w. Fourth was Aaron Brookshire #7X with fifth going to Drew Tully #33. Sport Compact continues to grow and the racing gets more competitive each week of competition.

High flying Non-Wing Sprints would take to the track next and see a caution filled feature. When the smoke settled Wyatt Burks #11W would claim his second victory of 2017 at I-35 Speedway winning both heat and feature. J D Black #7JR would be in fine form handling the fast smooth track placing second with other heat winner Corey Nelson #34 a very close third place showing. Fourth place would go to the always fast #65 of Chris Parkinson with fifth place to Terry Richards #18. Other heat winner was Warren Johnson #4 who would develop problems early taking him from the race.

USRA B-Modifieds, as always, would not disappoint the fans as they would go side by side and wheel to wheel throughout the field of competitors. Heat winner Randy Ainsworth #57 would take the front early until Jake Richards #17J would use the high line to move past and out front. Richards would hold all the other racers at bay and pick up his first win of 2017 at I-35 Speedway dedicating the win to the late Bob Libbey. Austin Kaplan #1 would move to the front placing second with the ever present and front running Ed Noll #15 third. Kameron Grindstaff #14 would place a solid and consistent fourth on the night with point leader Bud Wilson #22W ending the feature fifth. Other heat race winner was Jace Gay #29 who would be up front until mechanical issue would take him form the race.

Like a broken record that keeps playing, Dean Wray #77 would win heat race and feature in USRA Stock Car bringing his victory total to 16 on the year. Louis Lynch #71, on his first visit to I-35 Speedway, would place second with Bud Wilson #65X a rare appearance in a USRA Stock Car third. Fourth place would go to Calvin Teel #55T with Jay Barnes #19 rounding out the night’s top five.

With a loaded field of competitors USRA Modifieds would storm to the track for exciting racing action. Heat winner Dennis Elliott #29 would jump to the front of the field and take the point appearing to be the car to beat. As Elliott would lead Zach Sanders #69 would work his way through traffic to close in and challenge for the top spot. Sanders would show poise and patience as he would wait for Elliott to slip in turn four and move past on the inside taking the lead and the win on this night of competition picking up his first victory of 2017 at I-35 Speedway. As Sanders celebrated in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle the field knew they had been “ZachAttacked” on this evening. Elliott would place second with other heat winner and contender Clay Hale #22H placing a close third. Fourth would see the #75 of Gunner Martin with Sam Florence #42 finishing the night of racing action a very solid fifth. Other heat winner was Billie Hoover #99J.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank you the fans and drivers for another night of stellar racing and family fun and hope to see everyone next Saturday Night for Lake Road Warehouse Night at the Races.

Pro-Ag Night to Feature Non-Wing Sprint Cars and MAV TV at I-35 Speedway 9/9/2017!!!

September 9th, 2017

Racing action returns to I-35 Speedway with MAV TV at the track filming the action! Lucas Oil PowerI Non-Wing Sprint Cars, USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Modifieds, Grand Nationals, E-Modifieds, Pure Stocks and Sport Compacts all for your racing entertainment.

Want a sneak peek at our 2017 I-35 Speedway Hall of Fame Inductees, be there Saturday Night and we will introduce them to you during our short Intermission. Entering into the Hall of Fame is a great honor bestowed upon an individual as they join the ranks of the elite.

Be sure and try one of Kayce’s “World Famous” Walking Tacos at the pit shack concession or visit our main Concession Stand located on the north end of the Speedway. Beer Shack will be ready and the souvenir Stand open at full speed. Funnel Cakes will be sweet and tasty as always and the Trackside Bar & Grill will be serving up mouthwatering favorites! 50/50 will be in full swing and we will have our programs full of point battles and articles.

Improvements continue with USRA Nationals only a little over a month away with pit addition and lighting, painted bleachers, pit catwalk, new sponsor signs on the back straight, track walls painted, camping area and the list goes on….. Good car counts, great drivers and a great track equals great racing and entertainment on the fast 3/8th mile of dirt, I-35 Speedway where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!

Rod End Supply Night this Saturday at I-35 Speedway!

August 25th, 2017

This Saturday Night will be great weekly racing action at I-35 Speedway with the fast and furious Midwest Lightning Sprints in attendance. Point battles are tightening in every class as each driver tries to make their mark in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle> USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Modifieds, Grand Nationals, Pure Stock, E-Modifieds and Sport Compacts with regular weekly admission prices.

Concessions second to none, beer cold and thirst quenching, souvenir stand, funnel cakes and Trackside Bar & Grill all for your enjoyment.

Intermission will see a “Stinky Foot” race all the way around the 3/8th mile Speedway for kids and adults alike with trophies for the winners.

Make those plans now to attend I-35 Speedway where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!!

Smokin’ Trackside BBQ Bash at I-35 Speedway!!

August 18th, 2017

The aromas of I-35 Speedway changed this past weekend, August 11 and 12, 2017 as the 2nd Annual Smokin’ Trackside Barbeque Bash was held. A normal aroma is the smell of racing fuel as the powerful engines of the racing machines take to the track on Saturday night. A new aroma permeated the track beginning Friday as the smell of brisket, chicken, ribs, and pork cooking in the smokers of various Kansas City Barbeque Society competitors invaded the track. Racing and BBQ, what can be more American?

Friday night events include music by AJ Gaither One Man Band and a People’s Choice BBQ event where teams voluntarily cooked chicken wings sponsored to the track in a non KCBS sanctioned event. The wings were then taken to the Trackside Bar and Grill where the general public sampled the various cooked wings and voted for their favorite. Congratulations to Turn 2 Pit Crew for winning this very tight race by one vote over two other tied teams.

Saturday the twenty-five (25) Barbeque Competitors began turning in their brisket, chicken, ribs, and pork to the palates of the judges. Missouri Governor Greitens issued a proclamation declaring this event as a state qualifier barbeque competition. Having this proclamation meant the Grand Champion of the Smokin Trackside BBQ contest receives an automatic entry in the Jack Daniel’s World Championship and the American Royal Invitational BBQ contests. The American Royal Competition will be held at Kansas Speedway over Labor Day weekend.

Congratulations to the Dirt Road BBQ earning the Grand Champion Award with a score of 709.120. Reserve Grand Champion Slaps was on their heels with a score of 708.5716. Third place was Sublime BBQ with a 706.8572. In the four categories, Dirt Road BBQ was first in chicken, Getting Basted was first in Pork Ribs, Slaps BBQ was first in Pork, and SublimeBBQ, for the second straight year, claimed the first prize in brisket. Special mention for assist of the weekend goes to 913 BBQ who loaned a vehicle to Sublime BBQ so they could make the event.

I-35 Speedway thanks Rich and Bunny Tuttle for being the KCBS representatives for this event and all the teams for participating. At the beginning of the awards ceremony, I-35 Speedway owners Mike and Kyle Johnson announced they are looking forward to the 3rd Annual Smokin Trackside Barbeque on the same weekend in 2018. The 2018 contest will be limited to the first 35 teams registering for the event. J D Green
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CARB/Coca Cola Night at I-35 Speedway Winston, MO!!!!!

August 18th, 2017

I-35 Speedway roars into action this Saturday Night with the very best in racing action as USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Modifieds, Grand Nationals, Pure Stocks, E-Modifieds, Sport Compacts and Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers all prepare to do battle. Coca Cola Night along with CARB Night as CARB Members gets in free with a paid membership. Kaster Driver Appreciation Honors will be awarded and great racing action all this Saturday!!!

Trackside Bar & Grill will be open fore, during and after the racing serving up your favorites with mouthwatering specials to satisfy any hunger. Beer will be ice cold and refreshing with funnel cakes sweet and tasty with your choice of toppings. For those in the pits, Kayce will be serving her world famous Walking Tacos that are second to none along with other great delicacies.

Grandstand Gates open at 5 pm, Hot Laps at 6:15 pm with great racing action at 7 pm!

Make those plans now to be at I-35 Speedway this Saturday Night where there is always more, “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!

I-35 Speedway to open their Parking Lot for the Solar Eclipse!!

August 17th, 2017

I-35 Speedway is going dark! Yes, we are part of the 70 mile wide swath of the United States on August 21, 2017. The moon’s shadow will be racing across I-35 Speedway at 1900 miles an hour. So, for two minutes and seventeen seconds on that Monday around 1:09 P.M., the Speedway will turn dark, temperatures will drop, and we can observe the aurora of the sun. Being as we are in a great location to view the total eclipse, I-35 Speedway will be available for parking for a nominal fee of $25 per car load. Want to spend the night, primitive camping (no hook ups) is available for $50 a night.

Additionally, we will have the Trackside Bar and Grill open where you can come for breakfast or lunch and get your preferred spot before the event starts. The Trackside Bar and Grill will have eclipse based specials.

McCarthy Auto Group and Generational Buildings Back to School Night at I-35 Speedway Winston, MO!!!

August 13th, 2017

Great BBQ was prepared by 25 different teams at the 2nd Annual Smokin’ Trackside BBQ Bash at I-35 Speedway with Dirt Road BBQ winning the Grand Champion Trophy!!! We will have a press release later in the week with the complete results from this great event!!!

E-Modified would get the racing action started with heat winner and current point leader Randy Smith Jr #75X taking the early lead on the fast 3/8th mile track. Smith would continue to lead until Derek Carney #05 would charge through the field and challenge for the lead. Contact with another car would send him to the hot lane with a flat tire and to the back of the pack. Other heat winner J J Baumli #46 would then take the lead from Smith, who would place second, and claim his second win in a row at I-35 Speedway. Manlee Lamar #4M would race his way to third with the always fast Jason Nelson #12GA fourth. Derek Carney would come from the back to the front placing fifth making a nice recovery after the flat tire.

#46 J J Baumli, E-Modified Feature Winner!

Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers would see a great battle as heat winner Chris Heitman #39 would take the early lead and never relinquish on his way to McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Heitman would first be challenged by Andy Wiles #53 until problems in turn number one would fade him to settle for fourth place on the night, Next to challenge would be the #J2 of Jack Simmons but to no avail as he would end the night second to Heitman. Andrew Buffington would get a podium finish as he would notch third in his #3 machine with Steve Tanner #XX rounding out the top five.

#39 Chris Heitman, Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racer feature Winner!

Grand National would see a third time winner as Chad Fuller #0R would take the front and cruise to victory lane. Fuller would hold off a hard charging second place finisher Bill Hoover #97 and current point leader and heat winner Donnie Brown #26 who would place third. With us for the first time in 2017 at I-35 Speedway, Jay Lamons would race his station wagon #0 to fourth with John Hanson #54 ending the feature fifth.

#0R Chad Fuller, Grand National Feature Winner!

Pure Stock would see a new winner in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle as Ethan Lamons #20A would win both his heat race and the feature on this night of competition. Lamons would be challenged by current point leader Cletus Murray who would have to settle for second place and third place finisher C J Turner #91. Lamons would never fade or falter and take the top spot se the checkers first. Fourth would see #99A of Kerry Ayers with Beau Well #555 a very close fifth place showing. Other heat race winner was Ron Hill #72 who would develop issues taking him from win contention

#20A Ethan Lamons, Pure Stock Feature Winner!

Sport Compact would be low in number but high in quality as Austin King #53 would win both heat and feature on this night, King would not be challenged as he checked out on the field and cruised to victory lane. Second would belong to Allen Anders #15A sporting a different car this week at the track with Cameron Moser #39C, proving ladies can race too, placing third. Jack Burk #65 would drive a solid feature race ending the night fourth place in the field of cars. This would be Austin Kings first feature win at I-35 Speedway in 2017.

#53 Austin King, Sport Compact Feature Winner!

USRA B-Modified had side by side high flying action from start to finish as heat winners Randy Ainsworth and Daniel Harris would square off in the front of the field. Ainsworth #57 would take the top spot and set sail with Harris #07 in tow until the always present Doug Keller #7 would work the inside line to perfection moving by Harris to challenge for the front. Ainsworth would race the high side with Keller low as the race continued. Ainsworth would lead every lap except the one that counted as Keller would make the pass coming to the checkers an pick up the feature win. As Keller would celebrate in victory lane, Ainsworth would place second with Harris third. Fourth would see a very fast Blake Pierce #16 with Bud Wilson #22W a solid fifth place run.

#7 Doug Keller, USRA B-Modified Feature Winner!

USRA Stock Cars would not disappoint as the very best in the racing division prepared to do battle. Brett Heeter #05 would take the front away from heat winner Aaron Sauter #83A on the start and use the high line to pull ahead until a caution would bunch the field. On the ensuing restart Dean Wray #77 would work the inside proving the multiple lanes on the excellent track and move side by side with Heeter. Heeter would change his line giving Wray the top and he would take advantage pulling ahead and on to McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. In victory lane Wray would give lots of credit to Heeter saying he is one tough customer on the track. Heeter would end the night second with an impressive run by Gary Donaldson #28D finishing third. Matthew Lance #12X was your fourth place driver with Keith Simmons #5K a close and solid fifth on the night. Other heat winner was Anthony Whitham #26L.

#77 Dean Wray, USRA Stock Car Feature Winner!

High Flying, Fire Breathing, Alcohol Drinking USRA Modifieds would charge to the track wrapping up our night of great racing action. Dennis Elliott would win both his heat and the feature leading every lap and parking in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Derrick Hicks #78 would search high and low on the racing surface but have to settle for a second place finish on the night. Jared Stiens #59 continues to impress as he would win heat race and place a solid third in the feature holding off the hard charge of fourth place finisher Chad Clancy #21C. Fifth place would see Billie Hoover #99 again notch a top five finish.

#29 Dennis Elliott, USRA Modified Feature Winner!

Intermission would see the kid’s race as the Heartland Missions & Motorsports Power Wheels would be in action. 6 Volt would be up first and see a new winner in the top spot as Hayden Romesburg would wheel his three wheel motorcycle to the his first ever feature win. Second would go to Frankie Baker with a newcomer Zoie a close third and Weston LeRoy Romesburg fourth.

12 Volt would see a great field of cars and a second time winner in victory lane as Jayson Kidd would race his Corvette past all others and win the race. Second would go to Creed Wilson with Arieonna Rainey a very close third. Brodie Wells would race his big blue truck to fourth with Bentley Hicks a close and consistent fifth on the night.

Smokin’ Trackside BBQ Bash and Great Racing Action this Friday and Saturday at I-35 Speedway!!!

August 12th, 2017

The world’s masters of BBQ have signed up to test their skills at I-35 Speedway’s 2nd Annual Smokin’ BBQ Bash this Friday and Saturday for Grand Champion Honors and a trip to the American Royal BBQ Competition. Trackside Bar & Grill will have our regular menu with BBQ Pork or Chicken Sandwich and two sides for $10 Friday Night for your dining pleasure. Grand Champion Winner will be crowned at 3:30 pm Saturday. Friday night you can sample some delicious wings and for $5 help determine the people’s champion! So much fun packed into one weekend!

Great racing action roars into I-35 Speedway this Saturday Night with USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Modifieds, Grand Nationals, Pure Stocks, E-Modifieds, Sport Compacts Heartland Missions & Motorsports Kids Power Wheels and Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers doing battle. The very best drivers take to the fast 3/8th mile of dirt for your racing entertainment.

Back to school night will see hundreds of backpacks given to kids preparing them for the upcoming school year!!! Heartland Missions & Motorsports Kids Power Wheels will also be in action during Intermission adding to the fun. Concessions will be ready serving all your favorites with beer cold and thirst quenching. Funnel Cakes sweet and tasty with Trackside Bar and Grill open for your dining enjoyment.

Make those weekend plans now for this great event at I-35 Speedway where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!!!

I-35 Speedway Barbecue Bash gets Ready to Cook!!!!

August 10th, 2017

The 2nd Annual Smokin Trackside BBQ Bash is coming to I-35 Speedway on August 11 and 12, 2017. Racing and BBQ what can be more American? Both nights will include entertainment, Friday night events include a People’s Choice Chicken Wing Barbeque contest and music by AJ Gaither One Man Band. Attendance on Friday night August 12 is FREE to the public. Saturday night will be the always exciting always competitive racing provided by the USRA A Mods, USRA B Mods, USRA Stock Cars, Grand Nationals, Pure Stocks, Sport Compacts, and the E Mods.

Want to taste some outstanding barbeque before the judges get to taste it? Well come out Friday night and be a part of the Chicken Wing Contest. The People’s Choice Barbeque Contest will determine who can barbeque the best chicken wings. For a nominal fee, you get to decide which Barbeque Team cooks the best wings. Try the succulent wings and then vote for the wing that you believe taste the best. If that is not enough of a meal for you the Trackside Bar and Grill will be open with barbeque pulled pork or pulled chicken sandwich special which will include 2 sides. As always drinks will be available at the Trackside Bar and Grill. After eating you can relax to the music of AJ Gaither.

Saturday will bring the KCBS event in full swing as the BBQ chefs will be turning in their various meats for judging. The aroma of the racetrack on Saturday morning will make one hungry. Awards will be presented to the top BBQ teams. The Grand Champion of the Smokin Trackside BBQ contest will receive an automatic entry in the Jack Daniel’s World Championship and the American Royal Invitational BBQ contest.

Make your plans now to be at I-35 Speedway for barbeque and racing on Friday and Saturday night August 11 and 12. Gates open at 5 p.m. each day. Friday concert is free, Saturday tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for Seniors, Children 7 to 12 are $6, children 6 and under are free.

McCarthy Auto Group Kids Night as I-35 Speedway gives back to the Community!!!

August 5th, 2017

This Saturday 8/5/2017 McCarthy Auto Group and I-35 Speedway present Kids Night as we will give away hundreds of filled backpacks to the kids for school! Each year at this time fans, drivers, staff and track owners give back to the community with back to school supplies on this special night.

USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Modifieds, Grand Nationals, Pure Stocks, E-Modifieds, Midwest Lightning Sprints plus Show-Me Vintage Racers all seeing action on the fast, smooth 3/8th mile Speedway doing battle for your racing entertainment. Who will visit McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle, be there to find out!!!! Reminding all kids!!!!!!! Bike Races this Saturday Night on the front straight with older kids racing all the way around the track!!!!!

Concessions second to none, Beer cold and refreshing, Souvenirs ready to take home, Funnel Cakes sweet and tasty with Trackside Bar and Grill open before, during and after the races for you dining pleasure. Suites available for those that prefer a climate controlled environment and family fun for everyone.

See you there this Saturday Night at I-35 Speedway where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!

Malvern Bank Night was Full of Great Racing at I-35 Speedway in Winston, MO!!!!

August 1st, 2017

E-Modified would set the standard of great racing action on Malvern Bank Night at the Races. J J Baumli #46 would set the track on fire as he would win both heat race and feature on this night of competition leading every lap running the extreme. Baumli would be challenged early by Jason Nelson #12GA until late race mishap would shuffle the field. Baumli would again take the lead and park the #46 in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Chris Mercer #13 would work through the field placing second with other heat winner Randy Smith Jr #75X third. Jim Masoner would place fourth holding off fifth place finisher Gary Ainsworth #14.

#46 J J Baumli, E-Modified Feature Winner!

Grand National would also see a driver win both heat and feature with Donnie Brown #26 from Lancaster KS pick up his seventh victory of 2017. Travis Walker #71 would work high and but to no avail having to settle for second on this night of competition with previous week winner Chad Fuller #0R third. Fourth would belong to #97 driven by Billie Hoover with Anthony Logston #98 fifth.

#26 Donnie Brown, Grand National Feature Winner!

Pure Stock as usual would put on a great show for the fans as Masoner Brothers Conner and Carson would battle for the front. Heat winner Conner Masoner #47X would take the front only to see younger brother Carson Masoner #20x charge by claiming the point. Carson would lead a few circuits until Conner would fly back by mid feature. Carson Masoner would not be denied and take the lead again for good and pick up the feature win. Conner Masoner would end the race second with Jacob Grotewiel #11J a close third place showing. Fourth would see other heat winner C J Turner #91 with Cletus Murray #21M rounding out the night’s top five.

#20X Carson Masoner, Pure Stock Feature Winner!

Sport Compact would be back in action on the fast 3/8th mile Speedway with Allen Anders working his magic passing heat winner Rocky Rhodes #8 and pulling away for the victory. Rhodes would place second with Jim Nelson 3J third, Robert Razo #45C fourth and Christian Ewing #14 fifth place.

#15A Allen Anders, Sport Compact Feature Winner!

USRA B-Modified would give us a glimpse of what the Nationals will hold as they would race side by side, wheel to wheel and never see the caution on this night of great racing action. Heat winner Ed Noll #15 would take the lead early on the high side of the speedway only to see Ethan Isaacs #66 move past on the inside claiming the lead. Noll would search high and low for a way past Isaacs but be forced to a second place finish as Ethan Isaacs would find his groove and park the #66 in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Other heat winner Bud Wilson #22W would place a solid third on the night with Eddie Schwope Jr #91 fourth place. Shadren Turner #17T would race through traffic placing fifth on the feature race.

#66 Ethan Isaacs, USRA B-Modified Feature Winner!

Malvern Bank Super Late Models would take their turn on the fast track with a loaded field of competitors doing battle. Current point leader Tad Pospisil #04 would use the low line to pass heat winner Matt Buller #1, who would finish second, to pick up the feature win. Third place would see Jesse Sobbing #99 hold off a hard challenging #98 of fourth place finisher Ben Schaller. The always fast #14 of Kyle Burk would work traffic to place fifth. Other heat race winners were J C Wyman #4 and Brian Kosiski #52.

#04 Tad Pospisil, Super Late Model Feature Winner!

USRA Stock car would see two fierce competitors go door to door, high side versus low side to the checkers. Dean Wray #77 would work the low line taking the lad as Mich Ross #34X would work the high line as the race would get underway. Jason Estes #997 would work past Ross setting his sights on Wray and would take the lead using the extreme high line. Estes would continue to lead until the closing laps as Wray would start cutting the corners working the inside of the track. As the two came to the checkers side by side, Dean Wray was declared the winner at the line with Estes second. Ross would place third with Jon Boller Jr #20X fourth and Gene Stigall #S20 finishing fifth.

#77 Dean Wray, USRA Stock Car Feature Winner!

USRA Modifieds would see the field of competitors battling to the finish going green to checkers in their feature event. Dennis Elliott #29 would use the high line early to set the pace with heat winner Jared Stiens #59 on the low side challenging every lap. Elliott would pull ahead in the later stages of the race and stand in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle with the checkered flag raised high. Stiens would place a close second with other heat winner Austin Johnson #98 in the mix for the win placing third on the night. Fourth would witness Derrick Hicks #78 hold off Billie Hoover #99J to place fourth with Hoover fifth.

#29 Dennis Elliott, USRA Modified Feature Winner!

I-35 Speedway would like to thank Joe Kosiski and Malvern Bank Super Late Models for visiting and putting on a great show for our fans. See everyone next week for Kids Night at I-35 Speedway where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!!

Malvern Bank Super Late Models at I-35 Speedway this Saturday Night!!!!!

July 29th, 2017

The Super Late Models are set to invade I-35 Speedway this Saturday Night 7/29/2017 for the very best in high flying racing action! This ain’t your Momma’s Late Models as Joe Kosiski brings the very best to compete on Malvern Bank Night at the Races. Anthony Ainslie will be in the house to call the action as they roar around the fast 3/8th mile Speedway for your racing entertainment. Also racing will be all regular classes so make those plans now to attend.

Top notch concessions, Coca Cola products to quench that thirst, ice cold adult beverage, funnel cakes sweet and tasty, trackside Bar & Grill serving up your favorites, Crazy Carl souvenirs and “World Famous” Walking Tacos from Kayce in the pit shack all adds up to a night of family fun and great racing action!

Pit Gates open at 4 pm, Grandstands at 5 pm, Drivers Meeting at 6 pm, Hot Laps immediately following the Drivers Meeting and great racing action at 7 pm.

Grandstand Tickets $20 adults
$15 seniors
$6 7-12 years of age
6 and under free
Pit Passes $35
$25 6-10 years of age
With 5 and under free

Second Annual Smokin Trackside BBQ Bash at I-35 Speedway!!!

July 29th, 2017

After a super successful first Smokin Trackside BBQ Bash at I-35 Speedway, the second event is upcoming. The aromas of I-35 Speedway are normally the smell of racing fuel of the powerful engines of the racing machines. On August 11 and 12 the smell will become the enticing aroma of brisket, chicken, ribs, and pork smoking away as the meats slowly cook in the barbeque contestant’s smokers. Time is running out to enter this event as the deadline of July 31 is quickly approaching.

Parking for the contestants is on grass, a portion of the track parking lot. The meat turn in on Saturday is at the Trackside Bar and Grill located just off turn 1 to the race track. Once again, we plan a Friday night wing competition. Last year’s event was a ton of fun and came down to a final vote. While the barbeque contest will be completed early in the afternoon, racing with our regular classes will occur on Saturday night. To get your entry please visit www.i-35speedway.net or contact Kyle Johnson at 816-365-7593.

This contest is a state qualifier barbeque competition as we have already received Governor Eric Greitens proclamation. The Grand Champion of the Smokin Trackside BBQ Bash will receive an automatic entry in the Jack Daniel’s World Championship and the American Royal Invitational BBQ contests. The American Royal Competition will also be held at a racetrack this year, Kansas Speedway, over Labor Day weekend.

Great Racing Action at I-35 Speedway on Motorcycle Closeouts Night!!!!!

July 20th, 2017

Starting the racing action was the USRA Modified make up feature from 6/17/2017. Heat race winner Cory Wray #69N would bolt to the front and never look back picking up the feature win. Wray would be challenged early and often by other heat winner Darren Shaw #11 and Derrick Hicks #78 as they would have their own battle raging for second and third as Hicks would place second edging Shaw who would end the race third. Fourth would see Modified rookie contender Nic Hanes #17X with Billie Hoover #96J a close fifth.

Grand Nationals would take to the fast, smooth 3/8th mile speedway next and se Travis Walker work his way to the front and on to McCarthy Auto Group Victory Lane. Walker #71 would set a blistering pace holding heat winner Donnie Brown #26 to place second and Billie Hoover #97 to finish third on this night of competition. Other heat race winner John Brown #36J would slip to place fourth with John Hanson #54 fifth place.
#71 Travis Walker, Grand National Feature Winner!

Pure Stock would see a familiar car with yet another driver visit victory lane. Mich Ross would go aboard the #20X on this night and win both heat and feature. Ross would falter in the feature only to recover and charge back to the point and he win. Second place would belong to Conner Masoner #47X with Kyle Rowland #5 impressing with a sold third place finish on the night. Fourth would see the prior week’s winner Cody King #29 as other heat winner Cletus Murray #21M would again notch a top five finish.

Sport Compact would visit I-35 Speedway and witness Austin King #53 win both heat race and feature. Second would go to Eric Schmidt #121, who was in the hunt for the win the entire race with Allen Anders #15A a very close third. Fourth would see veteran racer Rocky Rhodes #8 as Drew Tully #33 would round out the top five.

E-Modified would not disappoint with exciting, edge of the seat racing from front to back. Heat race winner Gary Ainsworth #14 would take the early lead as other heat winners Derek Carney #05 and J J Baumli #46 would work their way through the field. Carney would use the high line to perfection passing Ainsworth for the front as the race progressed. Baumli would chase down Carney trying high and low but Carney would not be shaken holding off all challenges to park in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle for his first ever feature win. Baumli would end the race second with a charging Randy Smith Jr #75X third. Jeffrey Sears #13J continues to improve placing fourth as Ainsworth would slip to fifth in the later stages of the race.

Midwest Lightning Sprints would be low in number but high in quality as they took to the track. Heat winner Mark Billings #51 would take the front and appear to be the car to beat until a spin cycle in turn two would send him to the rear of the field. Jason Billups #2 would take the point and never relinquish picking up the victory. Billups would be challenged by second place finisher Bobby Layne #01 and third place #B20 of Tom Brown. Mark Billings would recover to place fourth with Ken Billings #85 rounding out the top five positions on the track.

USRA B-Modified would see a race of epic proportions as the gladiators would do battle three and four wide. Shadren Turner #17t would use a heat race win to propel him to the front as he would hold off the hard challenge of other heat winner Bud Wilson #22W. Contact between Wilson and the #211 of heart winner Tim Eaton on a restart would send both cars to the tail of the field moving Doug Keller #7 to attempt to catch Turner for the lead. Turner would not be denied and stand tall in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle with Keller placing second. Third would belong to Daniel Harris #07 who was in the hunt for the win all race with Tony Manley #3X with his best run to date of 2017 fourth. The always fast and consistent Randy Ainsworth #57 would end the night with a solid top five finish.

USRA Stock Cars would see a new face in victory lane as Brett Heeter #05 would sweep both heat race and feature on this night of competition. Heeter would go unchallenged walking away from the field winning by a straight away on second place finisher Dean Wray #77. Aaron Sauter #83A would finish third with Brad Whitney #X9 fourth and Jon Boller #20 fifth.

USRA Modified would see a battle on the race track between Mount Ayr Iowa’s Dennis Elliott #29 and Shamrock Texas driver Logan Robertson #23 as they would go back and forth for the top spot. Elliott would run the high line and Robertson the low line with neither giving an inch to the other. Elliott would stay up top on the track and use that high side momentum to gain the advantage at the line picking up the feature win. Elliott would win both heat race and feature celebrating in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Robertson would place second with Billie Hoover #99 impressing with a third place showing. Fourth would see the Hall of Famer Buz Kaster #54 hold off the hard challenge of fifth place finisher Derrick Hick #78. Other heat race winner was #17$ of Shane Lawson.

Heartland Missions and Motorsports Kids Power Wheels would see action during Intermission with both classes seeing repeat winners. Six volt would see a furious battle between #6 Frankie Baker and Weston Romesburg #22 until Weston decided to play in the dirt instead of race. Baker would go on to victory giving her a third win on the 2017 racing season. Twelve volt would see bumping, banging, spinning and very close racing between all competitors. Bentley Hicks #78 and Creed Wilson #22w would mix it up in turn #1 & #2 only to see Arieona Rainey #22 and Jayson Kidd #52.5 take over the point. Wilson would recover to take the front with Kidd missing a cone in turn four. When the smoke cleared Wilson would pick up the win, Rainey second, Hicks third with Kidd fourth.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all our drivers and fans for a great night of racing and family fun! See everyone next Saturday Night for Kaster Celebration Night at the Races!
Race Results I-35 Speedway Winston, Mo 7/15/2017

Motorcycle Closeouts Night this Saturday at I-35 Speedway Winston, MO

July 14th, 2017

Great racing action returns to I-35 Speedway this Saturday with Motorcycle Closeouts Night! USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Modifieds, Grand Nationals, E-Modifieds, Pure Stocks, Midwest Lightning Sprints and Heartland Missions & Motorsports Kids Power Wheels all doing battle on the fast, smooth Speedway. The very best in dirt track racing action with the best drivers competing side by side wheel to wheel with photo finishes at the line! USRA Modifieds will be having double features this Saturday adding to the already exciting night of action!

Intermission will see the return of Heartland Missions & Motorsports Kids Power Wheels with both 6 volt and 12 volt classes competing. Charge em up, load em up and let’s go racing Saturday Night. All Power Wheels participants need to see Brent and Krista Romesburg at the pit to grandstand gate and sign up!

Ice Cold Beer, Great Concessions, Kayce’s World Famous Walking Tacos in the Pit Shack, Souvenirs by Carl Kaster, Funnel Cakes, Programs, Trackside Bar & Grill to satisfy any hunger all equals a night of great racing and family fun! Don’t forget to purchase that 50/50 ticket for a chance to win some cash!!!!

See everyone this Saturday Night at I-35 Speedway where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!!

Seeburg Muffler Night at I-35 Speedway Winston, MO Filled with Great Racing Action!!!

July 10th, 2017

Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers would take the track first for their makeup feature from 6/17/2017 and see Andy Wiles #53 hold off the challenge of Jack Simmons #J2 to claim the win. Simmons would end the night second with heat winner Chris Heitman #39 third. Fourth would go to the #7of Dennis Fair with Andrew Buffington rounding out the night’s top five.
“Wildman” Andy Wiles #53, Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers Feature Winner!

Pure Stock would put on an epic show as heat winner Jon Boller Jr #20X would work his way through the field to take the lead early. Boller would hold off the all challengers until Cody King #29 would pass on the high side on the front straight and capture his second win of 2017 at I-35 Speedway. Boller would place second with Beau Wells #555 making his presence felt among the leaders all feature finishing a strong third. Caleb Pugh #8s continues to impress as he would race his way to fourth with other heat winner Cletus Murray #21M placing fifth after coming from the back of the pack after contact with another car forced him to start shotgun on the field.
“The Kingdinger” Cody King #29, Pure Stock Feature Winner!

E-Modified would enter the track with a packed field of competitors ready to do battle. Jeremiah Asher #37 would take the front and see other heat winner Josh Adkins #91J challenge for the first five circuits. Last week’s winner J J Baumli #46 would have to start in the rear of the field and start making his move along with Randy Smith Jr #75X to the top. Chris Mercer #13 would make his move to the front only to slip in turn 2 and fade to the back. Other heat race winner Jim Masoner would be in the battle until contact would force him to the tail of the pack. Back up front, Smith, Baumli and Asher would go three wide for the lead with Smith taking the lead. With laps winding down, heat winner Baumli would again find that high line and challenge Smith to the checkers with one of the closest finishes in the E-Modified division as Smith would pick up the win by less than an inch at the line. Baumli would place second with Chris Mercer recovering to place third. Fourth would see Jeremiah Asher with Josh Adkins a close fifth place on the night.
“Dandy” Randy Smith Jr #75X, E-Modified Feature Winner!

The always exciting Grand Nationals would see a familiar face back in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle as Billie Hoover #97 would use the high line to perfection passing Chad Fuller #0R for the lead and never relinquish. This would be Hoover’s third win of 2017 at I-35 Speedway. Heat race winner and current point leader Donnie Brown #26 would work through the pack but only muster a second place finish on this night with Ronnie Miller #98 third. John Hanson #54 would place fourth with Fuller rounding out the night’s top five.
Billie Hoover #97, Grand National Feature Winner!

Feature number two for the Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers would see heat winner Jack Simmons #J2 lead every lap on the feature and claim the win. Second would go to Andy Wiles #53 with Dennis Fair #7 third, Andrew Buffington #3 fourth and Jack Larson #77 firth. Simmons Studebaker would not be challenged as he would end the feature with a half lap lead on the field of competitors.

“Happy” Jack Simmons #J2, Midwest Outlaw Vintage Feature Winner!

USRA B-Modified would continue the night of close finishes and great side by side racing. Ed Noll #15, Bud Wilson #22W and Doug Keller would set the early pace with three wide racing for the front. Wilson would thread the needle and take the front and hold off the hard challenge of Noll to take the win and stand tall in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Heat winner Noll would place second with the always fast and consistent Keller third. Other heat winner Danan Knott would impress with a solid fourth with Daniel Harris #07 coming home in the fifth position.

Bud Wilson #22W, USRA B-Modified Feature Winner!

USRA Stock Car would be low in number but very high in quality as Dean Wray #77 would win both heat and feature on this night of competition. Mich Ross #34X would challenge Wray but to no avail and place second with Jon Boller Jr #20x third. Anthony Whitham #26L would finish the night fourth with Kristchon Hisel #S20 fifth.

“Hollywood” Dean Wray #77, USRA Stock Car Feature Winner!

USRA Modified would see the three heat race winners place first second and third on the night. Mark Dotson 85D would take the early lead and never look back as he would pick up the feature win. Ryan Schaffer #R21 would run second until a late race would bunch the field and see Dennis Elliott #29 slip by to that position. Schaffer would end the feature third as Tad Davis #75 would work his way to a solid fourth place finish. Fifth would see Jared Stiens #59 notch atop five finish as he continues to impress.

“Fluffy” Mark Dotson #85D, USRA Modified Feature Winner”

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all our drivers and fans for another great night of racing action. See everyone next Saturday Night at I-35 where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!

Seeburg Mufflers Night at I-35 Speedway this Saturday!!!!

July 6th, 2017

Seeburg Muffler Night rolls into I-35 Speedway this Saturday with double features in the Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers! USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, Grand Nationals, Pure Stocks and E-Modifieds all seeing action on the fast, smooth 3/8th mile dirt track! Come watch the very best drivers compete with side by side edge of the seat racing action like no other!
General Admission: Adults $12, Seniors and Military $10, Kids 7 to 12 years of $6 with 6 and under Free

I invite all to try our great concession stand with mouthwatering favorites, Trackside Bar & Grill with Specials to satisfy that hunger! Pit Concession open with Kayce’s world famous Walking Tacos.
Let’s have some fun this Saturday Night at I-35 Speedway where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!!!!

Christmas in July Heats up at I-35 Speedway with Great Racing Action!!!!!!

July 4th, 2017

Starting an unforgettable night of racing at I-35 Speedway were the always competitive Grand Nationals racing their make-up feature from 6/17/2017. Ron Miller #98 would jump to the early lead and hold off the challenges of Chad Fuller #0R to midway of the feature. As the race progressed Donnie Brown #26, who would start in the rear of the field, would work his way through traffic and take the lead. Brown would not be denied and pick up the feature win on this night of competition. Miller would race home second with Fuller third place. Fourth would go to the always competitive Billie Hoover #96J with Anthony Logston #6 a close fifth on the night. Heat race winner was Marty Powell #9P whom would develop mechanical issues and drop from competition.
#26 “Big Dog” Donnie Brown, Grand National Feature Winner!

Next would see the USRA B-Modifieds make-up their feature from 6/17/2017 with a loaded field of competitors. Shadren Turner #17T would lead them to the green and never waiver leading most of the feature laps and stand tall in McCarty Auto Group Winners Circle getting his first win of 2017 at I-35 Speedway. Heat race winner Ed Noll #15 would try Turner both high and low but be forced to settle for second on this night with fellow heat race winner Doug Keller #7 a very close third. Eddie Schwope Jr #91 would race his way to fourth with other heat race winner Randy Ainsworth #57 ending the night fifth place.
#17T “The Impersonator” Shadren Turner USRA B-Modified Feature Winner!

Pure Stock would roar to the track and see Jon Boller Jr #20X make it two wins in a row starting 10th on the field and racing his way to first. Boller would hold off the hard challenge of Kerry Ayers #99A who would place a solid second and heat race winner Cletus Murray #21M who slipped in turn number four and recovered for a third place finish. Other heat race winner C J Turner #91 would end the feature event fourth holding Colten Ishmael #17i to place fifth.

#20X “Bossman” Jon Boller Jr, Pure Stock Feature Winner!

Show Me Vintage Racers would again visit I-35 Speedway and see Leroy Holler #29 work his magic passing heat race winner Darren Shaw #30 to pick up the feature win. Shaw would place second with the #6 of Damon Clevenger a close third. Mickey Fleethart #1 would take the fourth spot holding Dave Baldwin #4 to end the feature fifth.

#29 Leroy Holler, Show Me Vintage Racers Feature Winner!

E-Modified would see side by side racing from start to finish with a familiar face from years gone by in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. After a couple cautions Randy smith Jr #75X would take the lead and set a blistering pace on the field. Derek Carney #05 would find the fast way around the track and chase down Smith with Jason Nelson #12GA close on his bumper. As the race progressed, heat winner J J Baumli #46 would find the high line and move from a ninth starting position to contend for the front. Baumli would pass both Carney and Smith in the closing laps claiming the win and celebrating in victory lane. Smith would place second with Carney a very close third. Other heat winner Chris Mercer #13 would charge back to the front after a racing mishap would send him to the rear with Jason Nelson #12GA an impressive fifth place showing. Other heat race winner was Carson Masoner #20X.

#46 J J Baumli, E-Modified Feature Winner!

Grand National would take to the fast speedway for their second feature of the night. Travis Walker #71 would win his hat and the feature on this night of competition leading every lap of both. Donnie Brown #26 would come from a 9th place starting position to challenge Walker but have to settle for second. Billie Hoover #97 would finish third as other heat race winner Chad Fuller #0R placing fourth with John Brown #36J fifth.

#71 Travis Walker, Grand National Feature Winner!

USRA B-Modified would see some of the best racing of the night as heat winner Eddie Schwope Jr #91 would set the pace early. Schwope would use the low line on the track and hold off challenges by Shadren Turner #17T, Doug Keller #7 and heat race winner Ed Noll #15 as the race progressed. As the laps faded, Noll and Schwope would come to the line side by side with Schwope winning by a mere bumper at the flag stand. Schwope would celebrate in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle on this night forcing Noll to place second. Third would go to Doug Keller #7 who was in the hunt for the win all race with Turner fourth. Other heat race winner Tim Eaton #211 would have contact with another car and have to work his way back to the front and place fifth.

#91 Eddie Schwope Jr, USRA B-Modified Feature Winner!

USRA Stock Cars would again impress with great racing action from start to finish. Dean Wray #77 and 2016 Champion and heat winner Jason Estes #997 would jump to the front and do battle as Brad Whitney #X9 and Jon Boller #20X in the mix as well. All four drivers would duel for the front until Boller would get on two wheels in turn three and four and slip back in the pack. Wray would work the high line with Estes in the middle a Whitney on the low line throughout the entire feature. Wray would eventually pull ahead and on to claim the win. This would be win number eight for Wray on the 2017 racing season at I-35 Speedway. Estes would place second holding Whitney to finish third. Greg Keuhn #6K would work his way through the pack placing fourth with heat winner Boller Jr fifth.

#77 “Hollywood” Dean Wray, USRA Stock Car Feature Winner!

Then it was time for those Fire Breathing, High Flying, and Alcohol Drinking USRA Modifieds to take the stage. In practice and heat races one driver would prove to have the car to beat as Darren Shaw #11 would win both heat and feature on this night of competition. Shaw and other heat race winner and third place finisher Mike Densberger #81 would battle side by side lap after lap with Shaw up top and Densberger low until Shaw would edge ahead and on to victory. Second place finisher Mark Dotson #85D would spin early in the feature and have to race his way back to the front in impressive style. Fourth would go to Chad Clancy #21C with fifth to the Hard Charger of the feature Ryan Schaffer #R21. Schaffer would pick up the Hard Charger money donated by Josh Barnes Enterprises. Other heat race winner was Nic Hanes #17X.

#11 Darren Shaw, USRA Modified Feature Winner!

I-35 Speedway would host Christmas in July and collect items to be donated to the homeless and those less fortunate and would what a great response from the fans. To the kids delight Santa Claus would make an appearance and take time for pictures and pass out candy and prizes to the kids. I-35 Speedway continues the “Dirt Trackin at its Best” slogan and each week our great drivers prove this statement to be true. I-35 thanks Ed Noll Racing for the two Bicycles given away during in Intermission and St Joe Bait Shop for the four Rod and Reels they gave to the kids. See everyone next week at I-35 Speedway!!!!
Race Results I-35 Speedway Winston, MO 7/1/2017

I-35 Speedway, the Place to be For Saturday Night Racing!!!!

July 1st, 2017

Fun, Fireworks, Family, Christmas in July, double features, and an increased Stock Car Purse, all this week at the super fast super exciting I-35 Speedway. The fun is always in the exciting weekly racing of the USRA A Mods, USRA B Mods, and the USRA Stock Cars, along with the ever-growing classes of Grand Nationals, Pure Stocks, and E Mods. Last week the stock cars were three wide at the checkered flag, that is pure fun! This week we have makeup features for the B Mods and the Grand Nationals from June 17.

I-35 Speedway will have a spectacular fireworks display this Saturday, July 1, 2017 honoring our great nation at the conclusion of the races. Next Tuesday our country, the greatest nation in the world that stands for freedom, will turn 242 years old. In addition, our racing family turned out in force this past week for Racin for Rian, we are planning it again with Christmas in July. We will be accepting gently used/new clothing, coats, gloves, shoes, blankets, pillows & nonperishable easy to open food to be given to those less fortunate than ourselves.

Finally, we are pleased to announce the Stock Car purse is being increased. Starting on July 1, the winner will take home $400. This is a thank you for the continued support of this class from owners Mike and Kyle Johnson. At the beginning of this season the purse was increased in all classes and even those classes with a two tier purse the higher purse has been paid all season. The owners appreciate those who weekly support them.

Gates will open at 4:30, hot laps at 6:15, racing at 7:00 and fireworks will fill the sky afterwards.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and military, $6 for children 7-12 years old, and 6 and under are free. Make your plans now to attend these always action packed, always thrilling, always fun races. I-35 Speedway is a 3/8 miles dirt track located at exit 64 off Interstate 35.

Racin for Rian!

June 21st, 2017

The racing family in this immediate area has been supporters of various charities in the area for several years. Most recently to name a few there has been the Children’s Mercy Hospital Gas Card Drive to help families of children hospitalized at Children’s Mercy and the Noah’s Bandage Project which raised money for pediatric cancer research. This Saturday, June 24, at I-35 Speedway will be the 6th annual “Racin for Rian”. This event supports the St. Luke’s foundation.

In 2010, Bud and Amanda Wilson lost baby Rian, who was born 4 months early. They had her for a total of 30 hours. What they did not realize was Saint Luke’s hospital had a family fund, the St. Luke’s Foundation. This fund, has several areas in which one can donate, but in this instance the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit provided a package for the family of their lost daughter. Instead of bringing home a baby they brought home a package which included a lock of her hair, pictures of her in a dress which are donated by one of the nurses, and other items. This touched their hearts to the point they went to I-35 Speedway owners, Mike and Kyle Johnson, and asked to create a race in honor of their daughter. That race is “Racin for Rian”.

The Wilson’s have collected and donated over $14,000 to the Saint Luke’s Foundation Intensive Care Nursery fund in the last four years. They gain this money through sponsorships, through t-shirts sales, and through the drivers doing a collection in the grandstands. Racin’ for Rian shirts are currently on sale please contact Paula Wilson Murphy at 660-635-0639. As a race fan purchasing a shirt is helping with this event.

Saint Luke’s Foundation was founded in 1963 to support Saint Luke’s Hospital’s role as a private academic medical center with funding for medical and nursing education, research, charity care, and medical programs. Over the years, the Foundation’s mission has expanded to include all Saint Luke’s campuses in the Kansas City metro area—Saint Luke’s East Hospital, Saint Luke’s North Hospital (Barry Road and Smithville), and Saint Luke’s South.

The Foundation also secures funding for medical and education programs at other Saint Luke’s Health System facilities, including Crittenton Children’s Center, The Children’s SPOT, Midwest Ear Institute, Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences, and Saint Luke’s Hospice. The Saint Luke’s Employee Circle of Giving program gives employees an opportunity to participate in the mission of Saint Luke’s Foundation by making charitable gifts through payroll deduction, last year more than $194,000 was donated by the employees through payroll deduction.

If you cannot make the race, the St. Luke’s Foundation has a website where you can give, https://saintlukesgiving.org/. If you elect this option please select a tribute gift in the name of Rian Wilson.

Here is a list of the A Mod feature winners for this event: 2012 and 2013 Ritchie Gustin, 2014 it was Kerry Davis, 2015 was Nic Bidinger, and last year Dennis Elliott took home the victory. Who will it be in 2017?

I-35 Speedway is located at exit 64 off Interstate 35. Make plans now to assist the racing community in supporting our local community. Gates open at 4:00 P.M., hot laps at 6:15 P.M., and racing begins at 7:00 P.M. Adults are $12, Seniors (62 and over) $10, Children 7 to 12 are $6 and younger than 7 are free. Just in case you have not seen it from our other press releases there is a bonus to attending this event, double features in the Pure Stock, Stock Car, and Midwest Lightning Sprint classes.

Racin for Rian this Saturday Night 6/24/2017 at I-35 Speedway Winston, MO!

June 22nd, 2017

As we prepare for the very best in racing action this Saturday Night we also pay attention to the weather forecaster. If by chance we are rained out Saturday for Racin for Rian we will race Sunday 6/25/2017 with Hot Laps starting at 5 pm. All attempts will be made to race Saturday with Gates opening at 4:30 pm Hot laps at 6:30 pm with great racing action starting at 7 pm!

Double features in Pure Stock, USRA Stock Car and Midwest Lightning Sprints. Racin for Rian Night will see USRA Modifieds pay $1000 to win with B-Modifieds, Grand Nationals and E-Modifieds all seeing action as well.

Make your plans now for Saturday Night or Sunday if the weather dictates for great racing action at I-35 Speedway where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!

Racin for Rian Night at I-35 Speedway this Saturday 6/24/2017!!!!!

June 21st, 2017

One of our biggest events at I-35 Speedway will take place this Saturday Night as we have the Rian Bree Wilson Memorial Race. Make your plans now to attend this race as you will get the added bonus of two make up features! Pure Stock, USRA Stock Cars and Midwest Lightning Sprints will have double features on this exciting night of racing action with USRA Modifieds paying $1000 to win. Also seeing action will be the always fast and entertaining E-Modifieds, Grand Nationals and USRA B-Modifieds that put on shows of epic proportions.

Grandstand Admission only $12 for Adults with Kids 7 to 12 years of age $6 with Veterans and Seniors $10, Kids under 7 are free. Pit Passes are $35 for Adults with Kids 6 to 10 years of age $25 with kids 5 and under free.

T-Shirts are still available from Paula Murphy and all proceeds go to St Lukes NICU Family Fund to help others. The Family Fund furnishes a care package to grieving families that have also lost a small loved one.

July 1st we will make-up the B-Modified Feature and Grand National features with July 8th the make-up date for Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers. USRA Modified will have their make-up feature on July 15th. Please mark and save these dates on your calendar for all the exciting racing.

Weather Shortens Casey’s General Store Night at I-35 Speedway!

June 19th, 2017

With all heat races complete E-Modifieds would take to the track and not see a caution in their feature event. Heat winner Jeremiah Asher #37J would take the lead on lap one only to see Randy Smith Jr #75X take it away and pace the field. Smith would not be denied and claim the win on this night of competition. Asher would place second with Kit Bailey #77 moving through the field with precision finishing third. Fourth would see a charging Manlee Lamar #4M hold off other heat race winner Leroy Morrison #50 at the line. Morrison in his first ever race at I-35 Speedway would win his heat race and finish second on his 18th birthday.
“Dandy” Randy Smith Jr #75X E-Modified Feature Winner!

As the Pure Stock would come onto the track showers and lightning would force cancellation of the remaining features. Please watch I-35 Speedway Facebook and our Website for details on makeup dates. Save 50/50 tickets as we will draw next Saturday night for a winner.
Congratulations to Hadlee Moran and Bryce Kurtz on winning the bikes donated by Marty Powell Racing and Knotty Boys Racing. See everyone next Saturday Night for Racin for Rian on of our biggest races of the year!!

Casey’s General Store Night at I-35 Speedway Saturday 6/17/2017!!!

June 17th, 2017

Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers and Midwest Lightning Sprits will invade I-35 Speedway this Saturday for Casey’s General Store Night! This will be in addition to the exciting lineup of USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Modifieds, Grand Nationals, Pure Stocks and E-Modifieds. Last week would witness some of the best, close racing and finishes you will see at any track with side by side action.

For your dining convenience Trackside Bar and Grill will be open before, during and after the races serving up your favorites. All concessions will be ready and the beer ice cold. Souvenirs by “Crazy” Carl and Funnel Cakes to satisfy any sweet tooth, so bring that appetite.

Pit Passes $35, Grandstands $12 Adults with Veterans and Seniors $10 and kids 7 to 12 years of age $6 with 6 years of age and under Free

In the ever-changing world of local area auto racing and in the times where communication travels at the speed of the smart phone, I-35 Speedway is pleased to make the following announcement:

Each week a finisher to be determined (i.e. 7th place) in a couple of classes to be announced at the driver’s meeting will receive a FREE pit pass the following week. This is in addition to the free tenderloin we give each week and the free drink coupons at the end of the night at the Track Side Bar and Grill.

See everyone this Saturday Night at I-35 Speedway where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!

Rain wins in Mason City, double USMTS features set for Aug. 13

June 15th, 2017

MASON CITY, Iowa– Mother Nature could have waited a little longer Sunday night before she let loose at the Mason City Motor Speedway. But instead, two laps into USMTS Diamond Jo Casino “All-In 77″ main event, the sky opened up and rain poured down.

The event was postponed, and Sunday’s cancelation moves the feature race to Sunday, Aug. 13, when the track will host double USMTS features.

The RHRSwag.com Northern Region make-up race will be run in addition to a full program during The Hunt for the Casey’s USMTS National Championship powered by S&S Fishing & Rental.

The make-up race at the Ogilvie Raceway happens on Wednesday, June 14, and then it’s time to make tracks to the Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., for the “Masters” which will feature the USMTS on Thursday night for $3,000 to win then qualifying on Friday night for the $50,000-to-win show on Saturday.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv. Keep up to speed with everything USMTS by joining our email list at www.usmts.com/subscribe.

Seeburg Mufflers Night at I-35 Speedway Winston, MO!!!

June 12th, 2017

Starting a night of great racing action was the growing field of Pure Stocks as Cletus Murray #21M continues his winning ways taking the checkers in both his heat race and feature on this night of action. C J Turner #91 would take the early lead only to go through the spin cycle in turn number two allowing Caleb Pugh #8S to take the front. Murray would race side by side with Pugh and finally clear and move past and onto McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Tyler Cadwallader #69ER would look to the front placing second with Tim Hoselton #22H third on the night. Pugh would fade late placing fourth with one time front contender Colten Ishmael #17i developing problems to place fifth.

E-Modified would take to the track next with Chris Mercer #13 winning both heat race and feature staking his claim to that Rookie of the Year title as he continues to impress. Mercer would be challenged by a very fast Manlee Lamar #4M who would place second and Randy Smith Jr #75X, who was the hard charger of the race coming from 12th place to finish third. Other heat race winner Derek Carney #05 would be among the front runners all night fading slightly placing fourth with #12GA of Jason Nelson a very close fifth.

Grand National continues to see side by side racing as the class continues to grow. Heat race winner Marty Powell #9P would battle Chad Fuller #0R early and take the point with Donnie Brown #26 working through traffic. Brown and Powell would race side by side for many laps until Brown would take the lead for good and charge to the win. Powell would place second with other heat race winner Travis Walker #71 coming from the back to place third. Fuller would slip to place fourth with John Brown #36J rounding out the night’s top five.

Keeping with the earlier theme, Bud Wilson #22W would win both heat race and feature in the USRA B-Modified competition. Wilson would set his car out front early holding off all challengers for the win. Ed Noll #15 and Doug Keller #7 would battle to the checkers with Noll nabbing second by mere inches over third place finisher Keller. Shadren Turner #17T would start dead last on the field after a broken axle forced him from his heat race and would end the night the big mover placing fourth. Eddie Schwope Jr #91 would be battling in the front when contact with a lap car would take him to the back of the field, but recover for a solid fifth on the night. Other heat race winner was Daniel Harris #07.

Lucas Oil POWERi Non-Wing Sprint Cars would take to the speedway to do battle next with Wyatt Burks #11W leading very lap of the feature landing in victory lane. Second place finisher Chris Parkinson #65 would hound Burks every lap coming up a little short with heat race winner Korey Weyant #99 a very close third. Fourth would go to Quinton Benson #15 with Rob Hockett #77H rounding out the night’s top five. Other heat race winner was #22S of Slater Helt who developed mechanical issues forcing him from contention.

USRA Stock Cars would not see the caution as they raced from green flag to checker. Heat race winner Dean Wray #77 would lad every lap and claim the win standing tall in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Throughout the feature racing was so close among the racers a blanket could have covered the field of competitors as other heat race winner Mich Ross #34X would slip past Jason Estes for second leaving Estes #55T to place third. Fourth would belong to Greg Gilbert #G23 with the always fast Jon Boller Jr #20X fifth.

USRA Modifieds lived up to their hype as the high flying, fire breathing, alcohol drinking, on the edge of your seat action like none other. Cory Wray #69N would set sail at the drop of the green and pull out to a big lead only to see a late race caution again bunch the field. Before the caution, Derrick Hicks #78 would battle alongside Dennis Elliott #29 and Darren Shaw #11 with Shaw running high slipping over the birm in turn four. Shaw would recover and again use the high line to perfection moving through the pack. After the caution and the green flag would fall, Hicks would dive low challenging Wray only to see Elliott even lower on the track and Shaw on the high side. As the white flag was displayed all four of these fierce competitors would charge to the checkers with Wray winning by a mere bumper at the line over second place finisher Shaw. Elliott would place a close third with Hicks fourth and Austin Johnson #98 a close fifth. Heat race winners were Austin Johnson and Dennis Elliott.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all our drivers and fans for another great night of racing action and family fun! See everyone next Saturday Night at I-35 Speedway where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!

War Non-Wing Sprint Cars Along With Weekly Racing this Saturday Night at I-35 Speedway!!

June 10th, 2017

Lucas Oil POWERi Non-Wing Sprint Cars will be in action this Saturday Night at I-35 Speedway Winston, MO. Accompanying the Sprints will be USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Modifieds, Grand Nationals, E-Modifieds and Pure Stocks on the super smooth, fast dirt track.
Don’t miss a minute of the action,

Hot laps start at 6:30, and racing at 7.
Adults $18
Seniors $14
Kids 6-12 $6
Kids 6 & under FREE
Pit Passes $35

Great Concessions, Ice Cold Adult Beverage, Track Side Bar and Grill with Suites available Pit Concession with Kayces’ world famous Walking Tacos, Funnel Cakes, Souvenirs and great racing action on Seeburg Mufflers Night at I-35 Speedway where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!!!
See you there!!!

2017 USRA Nationals coming to I-35 Speedway Winston, MO!

June 9th, 2017

The excitement continues to grow as the 2017 season move towards the 5th Annual USRA Nationals, this year to be held at I-35 Speedway. When the schedule was published in early December the racing community quickly picked up the dates of October 12, 13, and 14. In preparation for this event there have been many new changes, some this past winter and some still ongoing.

Drivers and touring series have been impressed with the changes made at the track. First and foremost, racers and pit crews have noticed the expanded pits at the track. They have also caught the sign along Interstate 35. A few have ventured north to the camping area by the Lake. The new bleachers were installed this past off season. New sponsors have come on board and new bill boards have been added. More amenities are still in the works, lights and speakers for the expanded pit area will be coming soon. The light poles are already in the ground.

The racetrack grounds are always maintained in pristine condition and speaking of the track surface many have enjoyed the benefit of competition on the super smooth, super fast, 3/8s mile track. The track crew works tirelessly to ensure the drivers have the best track for competition. Hours pulling the sheep’s foot, hours utilizing the grader, hours of adding water, all adds up to hours of extremely enjoyable racing action on Saturday nights. Just think in October we get to share this facility with our USRA racing family!
The track and friendly staff are gearing up for a superb USRA Nationals in October. We hope you are planning to be a part of this super exciting three days of racing event. Get your vacation time scheduled, get your campers ready, get your plans made

Generational Buildings Night at I-35 Speedway Winston, MO!!!

June 7th, 2017

I-35 Speedway would have our Veterans stand and be recognized not knowing what Donnie Brown Racing and I-35 Speedway had in mind for them on this night. Together Donnie and I-35 would give free admission tickets for the racing on 6/17/2017 to all Veterans in attendance as they were recognized. Special thanks to Donnie Brown, driver of #26 Grand National and I-35 Speedway for making this happen!
“Dandy” Randy Smith Jr #75X E-Modified Feature Winner!

Starting the night of great racing action were the always entertaining E-Modifieds. Heat race winner Randy Smith Jr #75X would use a front row starting spot to take the lead and never relinquish picking up the win. Smith would be challenged late by a charging Ben Stockton #33s who found his way through the field placing second. Other heat race winner Chris Mercer #13 would be the big mover of the race placing third and picking up the Hard Charger money donated by Josh Barnes Enterprises. Fourth would see a great run by Jeffrey Sears #13J with Gary Ainsworth rounding out the night’s top five.
Leroy Holler #29 Vintage Feature Winner!

Show-Me Vintage Racers would be in attendance and see great racing action from start to finish with heat race winners Darren Shaw #30 and Leroy Holler #29 battling it out. Shaw would take the early lead and set a blistering pace appearing to be the car to beat until the last lap as Holler would look to the inside. As they came to the checkers, the two would bump and bang with Holler winning by mere inches on this night of competition. Shaw would place second with Jim Clevenger #76 third. Fourth place would belong to Steve Hughs #01 with BB Tex placing a solid fifth on the night.
“Mud Cat” Cletus Murray #21M Pure Stock Feature Winner!

Pure Stock would roar to the track with different drivers taking their turn in the lead only to slip and tag to the back. As the laps would start to fade, heat race winner Colten Ishmael #17i would have the lead until other heat winner Cletus Murray #21M would run the low line to perfection taking the front. Murray would not be denied and celebrate the win in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle with Ishmael a very close second. Beau Wells #555 would hit his stride late and place third with 02X Jim Masoner Jr fourth and Tim Hoselton #22H fifth on this night of competition.

Travis Walker #71 Grand National Feature Winner!

Grand National would see action packed racing as Travis Walker #71 would set the pace to beat early pulling out front. Walker would steadily pull away from the field and on to victory picking up win number one of the 2017 racing season. Billie Hoover #97 would be in the hunt for the lead the entire feature placing second with Marty Powell #9P third. Fourth place would go to heat race winner Chad Fuller #0R with Ronnie Miller #98 recovering from an early race mishap to place fifth.

Ryan Secrest #94 Midwest Lightning Sprint Feature Winner!

Midwest Lightning Sprints would be low in number and high in quality as we would witness a first time winner in victory lane. Ryan Secrest #94 would take the lead and never look back picking up his first win ever and celebrate in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Heat race winner Jason Billups #2 would challenge the entire race but have to settle for second as this night belonged to Secrest. Third would go to Hall of Famer Bobby Layne #01 with Kyle Lewis #2K fourth and Anthony Logston #2L fifth.

Steven Clancy #12C USRA B-Modified Feature Winner!

USRA B-Modifieds would not disappoint the large crowd in attendance as they raced to the checkers. Heat race winner Chris Wright #66X and Shadren Turner #17T would battle out front early with Turner taking the top spot until heat race winner Steven Clancy #12C would take the front and set the pace. As the laps would wind down Doug Keller #7 would emerge from the pack as a challenger and move past Clancy on the high side only to see the caution fly and reset the field moving Clancy bank to the point setting up a green white checker finish. On the ensuing restart Clancy would not be denied and lead the remaining laps picking up the feature win. Keller would finish second moving Turner to place third. Fourth would belong to another heat race winner Ed Noll #15 with Danan Knott #18K a very close fifth.

“Hollywood” Dean Wray #77 USRA Stock Car Feature Winner!

As the great racing action would continue, USRA Stock Cars would not see the caution inn there feature event. Heat race winner Dean Wray #77 would use the high line to take the lead and never relinquish on his way to McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Mich Ross #34X would edge other heat race winner Jay Barnes #19 at the line to take second moving Barnes to third. Big mover of the race was Jon Boller Jr #20X as he would run down the leaders but run out of laps placing fourth with Keith Simmons #5K rounding out the nights top five.

Dylan Hoover #6 ULMA Late Model Feature Winner!

ULMA Late Models would make their first visit to I-35 Speedway this 2017 racing season and see a first time winner. Dylan Hoover #6 would win both heat race and feature on this night of competition picking up his first ever feature win. Larry Ferris #51 would end the night second with Cody Holtkamp #23 a very close third. Tommy Cordray #5 would finish the feature fourth holding Aaron Marrant #1X to place fifth. Other heat race winner was #173 of Shad Badder.

“Big Daddy” Dennis Elliott #29 USRA Modified Feature Winner!

USRA Modified would put on a great race in their 20 lap feature event. As the race would turn green on the field, heat race winner Cory Wray #69N would take the lead only to see Dennis Elliott #29 and other heat race winner Zach Sanders #69 right on his bumper. Elliott would thread the needle taking the lead holding the rest of the field at bay. Sanders would charge to the front challenging Elliott only to slip and fade through the field late with Elliott marching on to claim his second win of 2017. Cory Wray would stay at the front finishing second with Chad Clancy #21C having an impressive run placing third. Fourth would see Shane Lawson #17$ with fifth belonging to Bud Wilson #96J. Other heat race winner was Darren Shaw #11.

“Flying” Frankie Baker #6 Heartland Missions & Motorsports Kids Power Wheels Winner 6 Volt!

Creed “Racin Mason” Wilson #75 12 Volt Power Wheels Winner!

Heartland Missions and Motorsports Kids Power Wheels would see action during our short Intermission with Frankie Baker picking up the 6 volt win and Creed “the Racin Mason” Wilson winning the 12 volt division.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all drivers and fans for another great night of racing action. See everyone next Saturday Night as the Poweri Sprint Cars roar into town!
Race Results I-35 Speedway Winston, MO 6/3/2017

Timberline Trading Night at I-35 Speedway Winston, MO!!!!

June 4th, 2017

At I-35 we honored our hero’s that made the ultimate sacrifice so we have the freedom to race and be free. To our Fallen Veterans we salute you on this Memorial Weekend with the rolling cross!!!!

Racing action kicked off as Pure Stock would take to the smooth fast 3/8th mile speedway. The green flag would fall on two occasions as the front row would be replaced and the green would then be shown to the field. Heat race winner Ronnie Ishmael #02 would set the pace early until Cletus Murray #21M and Tim Hoselton #22H would challenge for the front. As the race progressed a young face and name would climb to the top of the leader board as other heat race winner Austin O’Neal #11 would move out front. Driving with experience way beyond his years this young may would hold off all challengers. After post-race inspection second place finisher Jacob Grotewiel #11J was declared the winner. Grotewiel was in the hunt the entire race and picks up his second win on the 2017 racing season at I-35 Speedway. Cletus Murray#21M would charge through the pack to place a solid second with Justin Adkins #15 again showing some muscle placing a solid third. Ronnie Ishmael would fade slightly late to place fourth as Tyler Cadwallader #69er would round out the nights top five.
Jacob Grotewiel #11J Pure Stock Feature Winner!!

Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers would roar to the track bringing back those fond memories of racing from the past. The green flag would drop on the field #7 Dennis Fair would jump to the lead and pull away about four car lengths on the field. Ron LeFholz #20L would race through the pack from a back row starting position and make his move for the front spinning in turn #1 & #2 bringing out the yellow flag. LeFholz would start in the back again and work his way through the field making his move on the last turn of the last lap to pick up the win. Jack Simmons #J2 would make his presence felt with a solid second as heat race winner Fair would fade late to finish third. Andrew Buffington #3 would place fourth with Chris Heitman #39 ending the night fifth.
“Groovy” Ron LeFholz #20L Vintage Feature Winner!!

E-Modified would try and tame the track next as heat race winner Matthew Lance #12X would take the early lead setting a blistering pace for the rest of the field to match. Lance would lead from green to checkers picking up his first win of 2017 at I-35 Speedway. Lance would be challenged the entire race by the likes of Jim Masoner Jr #66X , big mover of the feature Chris Mercer #13 and Randy Smith Jr #75X . As Lance would celebrate in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle Mercer would place second holding other heat race winner Smith to third and Masoner fourth. John Christofferson #55B would race to a solid fifth place run on the night of E-Modified action. Hard Charger of the race was Manlee Lamar #4M.

Matthew “Lightning” Lance #12X E-Modified Feature Winner!!

Grand Nationals would put on a feature to remember as we would see a first time winner. Ronnie Miller #98 would take the lead and appear to be the car to beat in the ear in the early stages of the feature. As the race progressed Chad Fuller #0R would use the low line to perfection and pass Miller to take over the lead. Heat race winner Donnie Brown #26 would go through the spin cycle and jump the birm in turn #2 bringing out the caution. Brown would tag his car to the rear and work back through traffic challenging Fuller but to no avail as Fuller would capture his first ever feature win of his career. Fuller would celebrate with family and friends in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle proving he is now among the top of the field. Brown would come home second with one time leader Miller a solid third on the night. Billie Hoover would place second in car # 97 with Marty Powell #9P notching another top five.
Chad Fuller #0R Grand National Feature Winner!!

USRA B-Modifieds would put on a show of epic proportions for the entire crowd in attendance as they took to the track. As the green would fall on the field of competitors, Heat race winner Jeremy Pittsenbarger #32p would take the lead holding off the hard challenges of Eddie Schwope Jr #91 and Doug Keller #7 in the early stages. Midway through the feature Keller would make his mo0ve to the front and never look back picking up his second win at I-35 Speedway of the 2017 racing season. Schwope, who was in the mix the entire feature, would end the race a very close second with other heat race winner Shadren Turner #17 a very impressive third. Fourth would go to #57 Randy Ainsworth with a hard charging Bud Wilson #20X fifth.

“Little Dougie” Doug Keller #7 USRA B-Modified Winner!!

USRA Stock Car would be next to take the track with a loaded field of competitors doing battle. Brad Whitney #X9 would take the lead and never relinquish on his way to his first win of 2017 at I-35 Speedway. The field of competitors would strut their stuff proving the quality of drivers as they would not see the caution going green to white to checkers. Second and third was a battle of heat race winners at Alvie Christofferson #22X would finish second with Mich Ross #34X a very close third place. Fourth would see Dean Hensler #8, in his first appearance of the year at the track racing to the front with a good finish holding a very fast Jon Boller JR #20X to fifth.

“Da Bad” Brad Whitney #X9 USRA Stock Car Feature Winner!!

Then it was time for the high flying, fire breathing, alcohol drinking, USRA Modifieds to take the fast and smooth 3/8th mile speedway. At the drop of the green flag Shayne Bailey #7 would make a statement pulling out to a comfortable lead only to see it dissipate as the race progressed. Bailey would be challenged every lap by Houston Johnson #97 who found the high grove to his liking but would fade late to place fifth. Next to challenge Bailey would be Cory Ray #69N as he raced to second then slipped in turn #2 bringing out the caution and moving him to the rear. Baily would continue to set the pace as Bobby Penny #16 would challenge late coming up a little short placing second on the night. Bailey would continue to lead and pick up his first win at I-35 Speedway and celebrate in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Penny was second with Bud Wilson #96J third, Austin Johnson #98 fourth and Houston Johnson fifth. Heat race winners were Shayne Bailey and Nic Hanes #17X who was in the hunt until mechanical issues took him from contention.
“Princess” Shayne Bailey #7 USRA Modified Feature Winner!!

I-35 Speedway would like to congratulate the kids winning the bikes donated by Donnie Brown, enjoy those bikes!! We invite everyone back next Saturday Night for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!

Timberline Trading Night at I-35 Speedway in Winston, MO!!!

May 24th, 2017

Great racing action roars into I-35 Speedway this Saturday Night 5/27/2017 with USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, E-Modifieds, Grand Nationals, Pure Stocks and Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers!

Intermission will see the return of Heartland Missions and Motorsports Kid Power Wheels so get them tuned up, charged up and ready for Brent and Christa to tech. Two divisions of Power Wheels running with 6 volt and 12 volt on this night of battery powered competition.

Trackside Bar & Grill will be open before, during and after the races for your dining convenience. Suites are available so inquire at the front gate for information as they are a climate controlled environment. Funnel Cakes will be hot and sweet with your favorite toppings and Coca Cola products to quench that thirst. Carl Kaster in the “Red Light District” will be selling Souvenirs with something for everyone available and Tammy will have the Beer iced and cold. Bridget will have those mouthwatering favorites ready to serve you in the Concession Stand as always and let’s not forget those “World Famous” Walking Tacos that Kayce prepares in the Pit Concession!

General Grandstand Admission: $12 for Adults, $10 Seniors (62 and Older) and Military (Must show Military ID), $6 Kids 7 to 12 years of age, Kids 6 and under free

Pit Passes: $35 for Adults, Kids 6 to 10 years of age $25 with kids 5 and under free

Great racing action and family fun at I-35 Speedway where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!

I-35 updates

May 24th, 2017

Here we go again, the weather forecasters are not being kind to our I-35 Speedway racing schedule already this week. In the event I-35 Speedway cannot race on the scheduled Saturday date of May 27, 2017, we will utilize Sunday May 28, 2017 as a make up date. This is a holiday weekend with Memorial Day on Monday. In the event we should have to move to the Sunday date all times will start one hour earlier. Gates would open at 3:00 p.m., driver’s meeting at 5:00, racing at 6:00.

General admission is $12, Seniors 62 and up are $10, Children 7 to 12 are $6, 6 and under are Free. Our regular classes will be in competition along with the Midwest Outlaw Vintage race cars. See everyone Saturday, or Sunday if necessary.

Tompkins Industries Night at I-35 Speedway in Winston, MO!

May 16th, 2017

Pure Stock would kick of a night of exciting action at I-35 Speedway on Tompkins Industries Night at the Races. As the feature got underway, two leaders would find the going tough in turn two and loop their cars sending them to the rear of the field early. Heat race winner Cletus Murray #21M would use patience and poise working to the front and would pull away to pick up the feature win and celebrate in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Steven Bunton #95, in a Sport Compact, would impress the crowd with a solid second place run holding Brandon Box #4B to finish third. Fourth place would belong to Colten Ishmael #17i with C J Turner #91 rounding out the night’s top five. Other heat race winner was Tyler Cadwalder #69ER who would develop mechanical issues forcing him from the feature.

“Wildman” Andy Wiles #53 Vintage Feature Winner!

Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers would be the next to tackle the fast 3/8th mile of dirt and put on a great show for fans. Heat race winner Chris Heitman #39 would take the early lead only to see Andy Wiles #53 charge by on the inside. Wiles would continue to lead and be challenged late by Jack Simmons #J2 with Wiles holding on for the feature win. As Wiles would celebrate in victory lane Simmons would place second with Heitman third. Dennis Fair #7 was in the hunt most of the feature fading late to place fourth with Andrew Buffington #3 coming home in the fifth position.

Ben Stockton #33s E-Modified Feature Winner!

E-Modified would see a great race unfold as Ben Stockton #33s and heat race winner Randy Smith Jr #75x would charge through the pack on their way to the front. As the laps started to wind down leader Manlee Lamer #4M would see Stockton move past and take the front. Stockton would not look back and pick up his first feature win of 2017 at I-35 Speedway and stand tall in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Lamar would challenge Stockton but have to settle for second on this night of competition. Other heat race winner Jason Nelson #12GA would impress with a solid third on the night with Jim Masoner Jr #66X fourth and Jeffery Sears #13J with his best night to date finishing fifth.

“Big Dog” Donnie Brown #26 Grand National Feature Winner!

Grand National would see a familiar face in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle as Donnie Brown #26 would win both heat race and feature on this night. The win was not easy for Brown as Marty Powell #9P continues to show muscle in the Grand National class leading the field until one slip in turn four opened the door for Brown to take the lead and victory. Powell would end the night a very close second with Billie Hoover #97 third. Fourth place would go Chad Fuller #0R with Ronnie Miller #98 fifth recovering from an early race mishap.

“Little Dougie” Doug Keller #7 USRA B-Modified Feature Winner!

USRA B-Modifieds would have it all as they took the track with side by side racing, battles for the lead, three and four wide competition and controversy at the end. As the green flag was shown to the field, heat race winner Doug Keller #7 would use a front row starting position to take the early lead. Keller would be challenged every lap by other heat race winner Danan Knott #18K and Bud Wilson #75X. Knott would use the extreme high side, Wilson would use the low line with Keller middle as these three gladiators would do battle. Each lap Keller would hold off the challenge of Wilson and Knott. A late race caution would bunch the field creating a dash to the checkers. Mis-communications would cause the field to slow with one to go with all drivers slowing and heading to the scales. After all the scoring was cleared Keller was declared the feature winner with Bud Wilson second, Danan Knott third, Eddie Schwope Jr #91 fourth and Ed Noll #15 fifth.

“Boss Man” Jon Boller Jr #20X USRA Stock Car Feature Winner!

USRA Stock Car would see a battle of heat race winners and veteran drivers as Jon Boller Jr #20X and Dean Wray#77 would square off in the front of the field. Boller would take the early lead and set a blistering pace with Wray on his bumper as the battle raged on. Boller would hold off all challenges of Wray and claim his first victory of 2017 at I-35 Speedway. Mich Ross #34X would be in win contention all feature placing second with Gene Stigall #S20 the big mover of the race coming from back to front finishing third. Fourth place would see Jay Barnes #19 recovering from an early race mishap with Nathan Carder #18C fifth on the night.

Mark “Fluffy” Dotson #85D USRA Modified Feature Winner!

USRA Modifieds would see great racing throughout the entire filed of cars with Mark Dotson #85D picking up the feature win. Dotson would be challenged early and often by heat race winner Dennis Elliott #29 and Darren Shaw #11 but not be shaken as he claimed the victory. Elliott would notch another great finish coming home second with Austin Johnson #98 impressing all with a third place showing on this night of competition. Fourth place would belong to Cory Wray #69N with the always fast Derrick Hicks #78 a close fifth. Other heat race winner was Nic Hanes #17X.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all our fans and drivers for another night of great racing action and family fun. See everyone next Saturday Night as Casey Schuman and the Lucas Oil PowerI War Series Sprint Cars invade the Speedway.

Rod End Supply Night at I-35 Speedway!!

May 10th, 2017

Jacob Grotewiel #11J Pure Stock Feature Winner!

Pure Stock would kick off a packed Rod End Supply Night of racing at I-35 Speedway with battle of heat race winners up front. Jacob Grotewiel #11J and C J Turner #91 would battle side by side most of the feature until Grotewiel started to pull away late. Grotewiel would pick up his first ever feature win at I-35 Speedway in just his second time to the track and celebrate in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Turner would place second with Cody King #29 a very close third as he would battle among the leaders all race. Justin Adkins #15 would place a solid fourth with Caleb Pugh #8s rounding out the nights top five.

Leroy Holler #29 Show-Me Vintage Feature Winner!

Visiting I-35 Speedway, the Show-Me Vintage Racers would try and tame the fast 3/8th mile of dirt. Jim Clevenger #76 and Mike McDowell #24 would start on the front row and pace the field until Leroy Holler #29 would thread the needle in his Model T taking the lead and the win. Heat race winner Damon Clevenger #6 would work his way through the field and charge Holler but be forced to finish second on this night of competition. Jim Clevenger would fade to third with Mike McDowell coming home fourth. Jimmie Smith in #03 would make his way to a solid top five finish in the feature event. Other heat race winner was #4 of Dave Baldwin.

“Dandy” Randy Smith Jr #75X E-Modified Feature Winner!

E-Modified would see Randy Smith Jr #75X pick up his third win in a row at I-35 Speedway. Smith would start in the rear of the field and make his way through traffic and never look back on his way to McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Second would belong to heat race winner Ben Stockton #33s who would also start in the back and make his way to the front moving Manlee Lamar #4m to place third. Gary Ainsworth #14 would finish fourth with Jeffery Sears #13J notching his first top five of the 2017 racing season.

Jason Billups #2 Midwest Lightning Sprint Feature Winner!

Midwest Lightning Sprints would be in house with great racing action from start to finish. Heat race winner Mark Billings #51 would jump to the early lead and appear to be the car to beat until other heat race winner Tom Brown #B20 and Jason Billups #2 would start to reel him in. Billups would work the inside of Billings and take the front never relinquishing picking up the feature win. Billings’ car would fade as the tires went away, but would hold on to place second with Brown third. Fourth would go to Ken Billings #85 with the #94 of Ryan Secrest ending the feature fifth.

“Big Dog” Donnie Brown #26 Grand National Feature Winner!

Grand Nationals would charge to the track next and see Donnie Brown #26 move to the front of the field early in the race. Brown, whom would break in the heat race, made the needed repairs and stood tall in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle with victory #2 this 2017 racing season. Billie Hoover in the #97 would place a strong second with Ronnie Miller #98 third. Fourth would go to John Hanson #54 as Brady Sensenich #60 would round out the top five. Heat race winner was Marty Powell #9P that developed mechanical issues as he took the heat win and was unable to make the feature call.

Bud Wilson #20X USRA B-Modified Feature Winner!

USRA B-Modified as always would put on a great show for the fans in attendance with a constant battle up front. Bud Wilson #20x would win both heat race and feature on this night of competition. Wilson would be challenged every lap by third place finisher Tim Eaton #211 and second place finisher Doug Keller #7 that worked traffic to perfection. Big mover of the race was Randy Ainsworth #57 as he would start in the rear of the field and make his way to the front placing a solid fourth holding off Ed Noll #15 who finished fifth. Other heat race winner was Dustin Miller #52M.

“Hollywood” Dean Wray #77 USRA Stock Car Feature Winner!

USRA Stock Car would see a familiar face in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle as heat race winner Dean Wray #77 would use a front row starting spot to lead every lap of the feature and capture the win. Richard Moulton #18, in his first race of the year at I-35 Speedway, would impress with a solid second holding Gene Stigall #S20 to finish third. Fourth place would go to Chris Smith #1 with Greg Gilbert #G23 placing fifth. Other heat race winner was Sam Scott #93.

“Big Daddy” Dennis Elliott #29 USRA Modified Feature Winner!

USRA Modifieds would see 2015 and 2016 Track Champion Dennis Elliott #29 lead every lap and capture his first win of 2017. Derrick Hicks #78 would charge to a second place finish with heat race winner Darren Shaw #11 moving form back to front finishing third. Steven Glenn #26s would have a solid night placing fourth with Hall of Famer Buz Kaster #54 celebrating another top five showing. Other heat race winner was Austin Johnson #98.

Frankie Baker 6 Volt Heartland Missions & Motorsports Kids Power Wheels Winner!

Jayson Kidd 12 Volt Heartland Missions & Motorsports Kids Power Wheels Winner!

Some of the best and most competitive racing of the night occurred during Intermission as the Heartland Missions & Motorsports Kids Power Wheels would duel on the front straight. With three cars racing the 6 volt division competition was hot and heavy with Frankie Baker picking up the win by and eyelash with Riley Wilson second and Weston LeRoy Romesburg rounding out the nights top three. 12 Volt competition proved even more fierce as you could throw a blanket over the field. Bentley Hicks and Creed Wilson would start on the front row with Jayson Kidd in row two. As the green flag dropped Jayson would make his move and make it three wide into the turn and take the lead. Jayson Kidd would take the victory with Creed Wilson and Bentley Hicks even at the line with second going to the inside car of Creed. Creed Wilson would place second with Bentley Hicks an impressive third.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all fans and drivers for another great night of racing action and look forward to seeing all return next Saturday night where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!
Race Results I-35 Speedway 5/6/2017

Tanner, Nunnikhoven breakthrough in Iron Man Challenge affair at I-35 Speedway

April 28th, 2017

WINSTON, Mo.– Two new names were etched into the Iron Man Challenge record books Saturday night when Mike Tanner and Donovan Nunnikhoven claimed a pair of hard-fought victories at the I-35 Speedway.

Making his 27th career Iron Man start, Tanner held off a swarm of Out-Pace USRA B-Mod challengers from start to finish to notch his first win in the tough-as-nails series.

Tanner held off the challenges of Eddie Schwope Jr. in the early stages of the feature, but as the race progressed Jake Richards climbed through the field to challenge Tanner but come up short.

Richards placed second with Bud Wilson third, fourth belonged to Doug Keller and Tim Eaton completed the top five.

In the Holley USRA Stock Car finale, Sam Scott set the pace for the first dozen laps only to have contact with Dean Wray, sending both front-runners to the back of the field.

On the restart, Steve Jackson assumed the lead and appeared to be the car to beat until Donovan Nunnikhoven used the high line to grab the top spot and lead the final four laps for the win.

Jesse Brown used a daring last-lap pass to nip Jackson for second, fourth went to Mich Ross and Wray recovered to finish fifth.

Ross, however, was disqualified during post-race technical inspections which moved Wray to fourth and Todd Staley to the fifth spot.

Donovan Nunnikhoven won the Holley USRA Stock Car feature.

The next Iron Man Challenge clash takes place Saturday, May 27, at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., with both Out-Pace USRA B-Mods and Holley USRA Stock Cars in action with the USMTS Modifieds.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv. Keep up to speed with everything USMTS by joining our email list at www.usraracing.com/subscribe.

Thornton does it again, wins 9th Annual USMTS Missouri Meltdown

April 27th, 2017

WINSTON, Mo — Ricky Thornton Jr. collected his second USMTS Casey’s Cup MSD Central Region win of the weekend Saturday night at the I-35 Speedway for the 9th Annual USMTS Missouri Meltdown.

It was also the third straight weekend that Stormy Scott led at least one lap in the main event, and he paced the first ten laps around the 3/8-mile clay oval before giving way to Cade Dillard in lapped traffic.

Scott fought back two laps later but minor contact with Dillard at the bottom of turn four was enough to send Scott spinning and bringing out the race’s first yellow flag.

Dillard resumed his quick pace after the restart while Thornton, Sybesma Graphics Pole Award winner Tyler Wolff, Johnny Scott and Dereck Ramirez were in hot pursuit.

Thick lapped traffic was in play again by lap 20 and Dillard was forced to move from the top to the bottom of the racing surface which opened up the high line for Thornton to challenge for the lead.

With 25 laps in the books, Thornton blasted around the outside of Dillard to lead lap 26.

The third and final caution waved with five circuits remaining in the 40-lapper, and Johnny Scott used the opportunity to sneak by Dillard for second place, but was unable to track down Thornton.

While Thornton pocketed his second $3,000 paycheck in three days, his runner-up finish Friday night brought his weekend rake to $7,700. It was the sixth career USMTS win for the 2016 Grant Junghans Rookie of the Year.

Johnny Scott fended off Dillard for second, Stormy Scott rallied from the rear of the field to fourth place in 25 laps and Ramirez rounded out the top five.

Zack VanderBeek earned his first KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Award of the 2017 campaign by climbing from 21st on the starting grid to sixth at the finish line.

Veteran Terry Phillips was seventh, Wolff bested his new teammate, R.C. Whitwell, for eighth and Joe Duvall passed 13 cars en route to a tenth-place finish.

Next up for the United States Modified Touring Series are the final seven events for the Summit Racing Southern Region presented by Production Jars.

The Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Okla., hosts the USMTS on Thursday, May 4, and the seventh race of the swing happens just nine days later at the Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, on Saturday, May 13,

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv. Keep up to speed with everything USMTS by joining our email list at www.usmts.com/subscribe.

Thorton, Tanner, Nunnikhoven and Smith all Winners at I-35 Speedway!!!!

April 25th, 2017

Mike Tanner #20T USRA Out Pace B-Modified Feature Winner!!

USRA Out Pace B-Modifieds would be the first to tackle the fast 3/8ths Mile speedway and what a show they would perform for the large crowd in attendance. Mike Tanner #20T would use a front row starting position to propel him out front and hold off the challenge of heat race winner Eddie Schwope Jr #91 in the early stages of the feature. As then race progressed, Jake Richards #17J would climb through the field to challenge but come up a little short as Mike Tanner would pick up the feature win for the second week in a row at I-35 Speedway. Richards would place second with Bud Wilson #20X charging hard through the pack to place a solid third on the night. Fourth would belong to Doug Keller #7 on his first visit to I-35 Speedway this 2017 season with other heat race winner Tim Eaton #211 placing fifth. Other heat race winner was Randy Ainsworth #57.
Don Nunnikhoven #2N Holley USRA Iron Man Stock Car Feature Winner!!

Holley USRA Iron Man Stock Cars would charge to the track next with great racing action from start to finish. Heat race winner Sam Scott #93 would set the pace only to have contact with Dean Wray #77 sending both front runners to the back of the field. On the restart Steve Jackson #2J would take the lead and appear to be the car to beat until the #2N of Don Nunnikhoven would take the high line and the lead in the closing laps. Nunnikhoven would take the win and stand tall in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle on this night of competition. Jesse Brown #11 would use a daring last lap pass to finish second with Jackson third. Fourth place would go to heat race winner Mich Ross #34X with Dean Wray recovering to end the night a solid fifth.
Randy Smith Jr #75X E-Modified Feature Winner!!

E-Modified would roar to the track and see Randy Smith JR #75X work his way from a tenth place starting position to the front and on to his second win in as many weeks. Heat race winner Smith would show poise and consistency working traffic and winning the feature with the always fast Ben Stockton #33S a very close second. Other heat race winner Manlee Lamar #4M would lead early and fade slightly to finish third with Derek Carney #05 fourth and Matt Dorssom #3D rounding out the nights top five.

Ricky Thorton Jr #20RT USMTS Feature Winner!!

Then came the best of the best, the USMTS Modifieds. Stormy Scott #2S would take the early lead only to spin and bring out the first yellow of the feature moving Cade Dillard #97 to the point on the ensuing restart. Dillard would lead until Ricky Thorton Jr #20RT would make his move and wrestle the lead away from Dillard. Thorton would not look back and pick up the feature win. Johnny Scott in the #1ST would make a charge to the front and place second with Dillard slipping to third. Fourth place would see Stormy Scott with Derrick Ramirez #4R a solid fifth place showing.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank Todd Staley, all the drivers and fans for a great night of racing action!! See everyone next Saturday where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!!!!

USMTS at I-35 Speedway this Saturday Night!!!

April 22nd, 2017

Here we go again, the paid weather prognosticators are messing with us again at I-35 Speedway. Their predictions, which were wrong this past Saturday, once again do not paint a pretty picture for Saturday, when I-35 Speedway will be hosting the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) along with the USRA Ironman B Mods and Stock Cars and the E Mods. We will see how the weather forecast goes throughout the week but in the event weather prevents us from racing this Saturday, the makeup date will be the following day, Sunday April 23 with gates opening at 3 and racing at 5 pm. This is the contingency plan.

Make your plans to be at I-35 Speedway this Saturday or if needed this Sunday! We are full steam ahead in preparations for racing on Saturday with racing starting at 7PM

Great Racing Action at I-35 Speedway on Seeburg Muffler Night at the Races!!!!

April 19th, 2017

“Dandy” Randy Smith #75X E-Modified Feature Winner!
E-Modifieds would kick off the night of great racing action as heat race winners Randy Smith Jr #75X and Jim Masoner Jr #66X would start on the front row as the green dropped on the field. Smith would take the lead early as the cautions would fly slowing the field. Masoner would fall into second until contact with Matt Dorssom #3D would send both cars to the back of the field. When the smoke had settled Randy Smith Jr would stand tall in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle with his first win of the 2017 racing season. Ben Stockton #33S, in his first race at I-35 Speedway in an E-Modified would race his way to second place with Dorssom charging back to third. Masoner would recover to place fourth with Chris Mercer #13 backing up his win from the prior week with a solid fifth on the night.

“MudCat” Cletus Murray #21M Pure Stock Feature Winner!!

Pure Stock would charge to the track and see our first two time winner on 2017 as Cletus Murray #21M would pick up the victory. Murray would take the lead early and never relinquish holding off the late race charge of second place finisher and heat race winner Carson Masoner #20X. Third would belong to Beau Wells #555 as he would find the high line to his liking with Brandon Box #4D in a Sport Compact placing an impressive fourth. DJ Barnes #5DJ continues to impress in the Pure Stock Division as he would end the night in fifth place.

Billie Hoover #97 Grand National Feature Winner!!!!

Grand National would also see a two time winner as Billie Hoover #97 would pick up his second win of 2017. Ronnie Miller #98 would come home second with Chad Fuller #0R a close third. Fourth would go to Marty Powell #9P with heat race winner Donnie Brown #26 developing mechanical problems placing fifth.

Mike Tanner #20T USRA B-Modified Feature Winner!!!!

USRA B-Modifieds would witness one of the best features of the night as Mike Tanner #20T would take the early lead and never falter on his way to McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Tanner would be challenged early by heat race winner Randy Ainsworth #57 who would fade to finish fourth and other heat race winner Daniel Harris #07. As the race progressed Bud Wilson would work his way through the 100 mile per hour traffic to test Tanner only to place the #20X in to second for the night. Third would see Andy Bryant #28 always be in the mix for the front with fifth going to the always fast Ed Noll #15.

“Hollywood” Dean Wray #77 USRA Stock Car Feature Winner!!!

USRA Stock Car would see a familiar face in victory lane for the second time in 2017 as Dean Wray #77 would lead every lap on his way to the win. Heat race winner Brad Whitney #X9 would battle Wray every lap only to come up a little short and finish second with Jon Boller Jr #20X finishing third. Fourth would belong to #34X Mich Ross with fifth to Jayden Bears #20J.

Darren Shaw #11 USRA Modified Feature Winner!!!

USRA Modifieds would witness great racing throughout the field with Darren Shaw #11 and heat race winner Dennis Elliott #29 battling for the top spot. Shaw would use the high line to take the advantage on Elliott and hold off all challenges to pick up his first win of 2017. Elliott would place second with young driver Austin Johnson #98 impressing with a solid third place showing. Fourth would go to Derrick Hicks #78 with Buz Kaster #54 rounding out the nights top five.

Korey Weyant #99 War Sprint Winner!!!!!

Special event of the night would see POWERi War Sprint Cars in action of the fast 3/8ths mile speedway. Korey Weyant #99 and Wyatt Burks #11W would put on a show up front as Burks would attempt slide job after slide job only to see Weyant do a crossover and maintain the lead. As the two would come to the checkers Burks would again dive low and take the lead but drift up allowing Weyant to resume the lead and take the win. Burks would place second with Dylan Kadous #31 a very close third place run. Fourth place would go to Ty Hulley #24H with Chris Parkinson #65 fifth on the night’s action.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank everyone for coming out and supporting the great racing action where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!!!!

Fuqua, Eaton, Scott all USRA Winners on Walker Dozing Night at I-35 Speedway!!

April 12th, 2017

Starting the night of great racing action at I-35 Speedway was the always exciting E-Modified division. Rookie sensation Chris Mercer #13 would set the pace early in the feature holding off all challengers in the early going as heat race winner Jim Masoner #66X would try repeatedly to pass. First and second place form week one, Matt Dorssom #3D and heat race winner Randy Smith Jr #75X would have to start 9th and 10th in the feature and would start their charge to the front. Mercer would continue to lead as Matthew Lance #12x would challenge until contact with he and Dorssom would take Lance from contention. Dorssom would try both high and low but have nothing for Mercer. Mercer would lead from start to finish and pick up his first ever feature win and stand tall in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Dorssom would place second with Smith third. Masoner would end the night fourth with Manlee Lamar #4M a solid fifth place on the night.

Pure Stock would charge to the track next and see a first time winner in 2017 as Cletus Murray #21M would lead from green to checkers claiming victory. Murray would win both heat race and feature on this night of competition holding off a late race challenge of second place finisher Conner Masoner #47X. Third place would see another good run by CJ Turner #91 with Tim Hoselton #22H fourth. Moving up from the Sport Compact ranks to Pure Stock, other heat race winner Brandon Box would impress with a top five finish.

Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers would make their first appearance at I-35 Speedway this 2017 racing season. Heat race winner Andy Wiles #53 would set the pace early and appear to be the car to beat until late in the race Jack Simmons #J2 would work past Wiles and take the win. Wiles would go on to place second with Dennis Fair #7 charging to third. Other heat race winner Chris Heitman #39 would end the race fourth with Andrew Buffington #3 going topless to place fifth.

Sport Compact would be low in number but high in quality as Steven Bunton #95 would win both heat race and feature on this night of racing action. JW Witt #4 was second, Mackenzie Edson #3M third with one time leader David Miller #55 losing a wheel and finishing fourth.

Grand National would see Lancaster, KS driver Donnie Brown win both heat race and feature parking his #26 in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Marty Powell #9P would roar into second place with John Hanson #54 third. Fourth place would go to Ronnie Miller #98 with Chad Fuller #0R fifth.

Midwest Lightning Sprints would see a first time winner as Tyler Miller #25M would work his way to the front and never relinquish the lead on his way to the victory. Miller would be challenged every lap by heat race winner and second place finisher Jason Billups #2. Ryan Secrest #94 would end the night third with Michael Moore #2L fourth and Kyle Lewis #2K fifth on the night.

USRA B-Modifieds would see Randy Ainsworth #57 use a front row starting position to take the early lead and set a blistering pace. Heat race winner Shadren Turner #17T would challenge repeatedly but was unable to find a way around Ainsworth. Daniel Harris #07 would be in the mix the entire feature as the big mover of the race was #211 of Tim Eaton. Eaton would use patience working his way through the pack on the high side taking the lead as Ainsworth would slip in turn four. Eaton would lead the remainder of the laps and capture the win. Turner would place second with Harris third. Eddie Schwope #91 would place fourth with Austin Kaplan #1 finishing fifth. Other heat race winners were Bud Wilson #20X and Ed Noll #15.

USRA Stock Cars would see great racing action from start to finish. Sam Scott #93 would win his heat race and use a front row starting position in the feature to take an early lead. Brad Whitney #X9 would take the lead from Scott only to slip in turn one allowing Scott to retake the front. Scott would continue to lead as the familiar face of Dean Wray #77 would make his way challenging for the top spot. As the laps wound down Sam Scott would stand tall and proud in victory lane with Wray a close second place. Third would go to other heat race winner Mich Ross #34X with Jon Boller Jr a close fourth. The always consistent #33 of Mark Ronnebaum would round out the nights top five.

USRA Modifieds would see the two heat race winners Darren Fuqua #87 and Dennis Elliott #29 start on the front row of the feature with Elliott taking the early lead. Elliott would lead early until Fuqua would mount a charge past Elliott and take the front. Fuqua would go on to win the USRA Modified Feature holding Elliott to place second on this night of competition. John Hanson #2H would impress with a third place showing with Modified Rookie contender Nic Hanes #17X fourth. Hall of Famer Buz Kaster #54, back in a Modified would race his way to a solid fifth place on the night.

Heartland Missions & Motorsports Kid Power Wheels would see great racing action during our short Intermission with all the kids having a great time. I-35 Speedway would like to thank all our fans and drivers for another great night of racing and family fun as we hope to see everyone next Saturday Night. Join us at I-35 Speedway where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!!

A Packed House for Opening Night at I-35 Speedway!

March 25th, 2017

With full bleachers and a pit full of the best drivers in the country I-35 Speedway would kick off the 2017 racing season in style. We would honor our Military and have Motor Racing Outreach Member Robbie Skipper deliver the invocation with Jamie King singing our National Anthem setting the stage for a great night.

E-Modified would take to the smooth fast racetrack first and see rookie Chris Mercer #13 charge out front and lead the first few circuits. Lap 4 would see the familiar #3D of Matt Dorssom slip by Mercer taking over the top spot. Mercer would not give up easily and move back past Dorssom on the high side as the two would battle side by side. Dorssom would eventually pull ahead taking heat race winner Randy Smith Jr #75x with him. Dorssom would not look back and not be challenged as he would pick up his first feature win of 2017. Smith would place a solid second with the ever present contender Matthew Lance #12x ending the night third. Mercer, in his first ever race, would hold off the challenge of other heat race winner Jim Masoner Jr to place fourth forcing Masoner to place fifth.

“Maddog” Matt Dorssom, E-Modified Feature Winner!!!

Charging to the track next were the always entertaining and fast growing Pure Stocks. 2016 Rookie of the Year Cody King #29 would use the high side to his advantage and take the early lead to never relinquish on his way to Victory Lane. King would be challenged every lap by heat race winner Jacob Grotewiel #11J who would finish the night second. Other heat race winner 99A Kerry Ayers would slip back in the pack then rebound back to the front for a solid third place run holding Conner Masoner #47x to fourth. CJ Turner in his #91 would round out the nights top five.

“Kingdinger” Cody King, Pure Stock Feature Winner!

Sport Compact would buzz around the speedway and see Allen Anders #15A win both heat race and feature on the opening night of action. Shawn Kraft #12 would place second with Mackenzie Edson #3m third and Matt Carr #16m fourth.

Allen Anders, Sport Compact Feature Winner!!!

Grand Nationals would see many different leaders as the front did not seem the place to be. Heat race winner Travis Walker #71 would take the early lead only go through the spin cycle in turn number two and hand the lead over to Donnie Brown #26. Brown would lead the next few laps until he would spin coming off turn four allowing Danan Knott #98 to grab the lead. Knott’s lead would be short lived as he would slide over the birm in turn three allowing Walker to regain the front and appear to be the car to beat. As the laps would wind down, Billie Hoover #97 would use the high side to pass Walker and pick up the feature win. Walker would place second with Brown third, Knott fourth and Chad Fuller #0R fifth.

Billie Hoover, Grand National Feature Winner!!!

With skill and perfection the USRA B-Modifieds would put on a show of epic proportions for all fans in attendance. Heat race winner Ed Noll #15 would set the pace taking the lead until looping it in turn number four to bring out the first yellow. Cody Brill #96 would charge to the front on the restart and lead every lap from there on out to see the checker first and claim the win. It was not easy for Brill as heat race winner Steve Clancy #12c would challenge but have to settle for second as this night belonged to the #96 of Brill. Randy Ainsworth #57 was the big mover and shaker of the race using the high line to perfection to finish and impressive third place on the night. Eddie Schwope Jr #91 would battle side by side and wheel to wheel with Mike Tanner #20T as both were in win contention all feature. Schwope would come home fourth with heat race winner Tanner rounding out the top five.

Cody “the Thrill” Brill, USRA B-Modified Feature Winner!!!

USRA Stock Car was low in number but very high in quality as they would take to the track. Heat race winner Jay Barnes #19 would take the early lead until Hall of Famer Dean Wray #77 would work his way to the lead. Wray would not be challenged and pick up victory number one of the 2017 season in the USRA Stock Car Division. Sam Scott #93 would battle Jon Boller Jr #20x and Barnes until Barnes would develop problems and be forced to retire from the field. Boller and Scott would continue to battle for the second spot until the 20x would also encounter mechanical issues and exit the track leaving Scott to place second. Third would belong to the always fast and consistent #33 of Mark Ronnebaum with Ron Hill #72 fourth. Jon Boller would round out the nights top five.

“Hollywood” Dean Wray, USRA Stock Car Feature Winner!!!

With a locked and loaded field the USRA Modifieds would take to the track and not disappoint with great side by side racing. Heat race winner Jesse Sobbing #99 would charge out front with the #11 of Darren Shaw close behind as the feature got underway. Sobbing would prove to have the setup for this night as he would lead every lap and do a super burnout in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle! Darren Shaw would end the night with a strong second place showing with 2016 Track Champion Dennis Elliott #29 working his way to third. Fourth place would see Wisconsin native and heat race winner Paul Niznik #42 work his way through the pack to place fourth with Austin Johnson #98 impressing with a fifth place finish.

“Crazy” Jesse Sobbing, USRA Modified Feature Winner!!!

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all the drivers and fans for a great night of racing action and family fun! I-35 Speedway would also like to welcome Jacob Blair to the Announcers Booth and thank him for the great job.

See everyone next week at I-35 Speedway where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”

Let the Fun Begin at I-35 Speedway!!!!!

March 16th, 2017

The wait is almost over! It has been five months of no racing in the area! The race engines are set to roar, the competitors are ready to pull on the helmet, pull on the gloves, put on the shoes and climb into the racecars. After a busy off season of track improvements, after months of cabin fever, it is here, opening night at I-35 Speedway is this Saturday, March 18, 2017.

Make your plans now to step away from the television, get out of the recliner, and join the fun we always have at I-35 Speedway. Pit gates open at4:30 p.m., Grandstands at 5:00 p.m., Drivers Meeting is at 6:00 p.m., racing at 7:00 p.m. General admission is $12, Seniors 62 and up is $10, Children 7 to 12 are $6, 6 and under are Free.

Want to get a sneak peak? Come out Thursday night, March 16, as the cars will be on the track for test and tune night. Yes race season is here, let the fun begin.

I 35 to Start Practice this Thursday

March 14th, 2017

After a fantastic early stretch of spring weather, it appears Mother Nature wants to give us one last taste of winter on the weekend I-35 Speedway scheduled practice. With Mother Nature being kind to us the last couple of years we will yield to her call and reschedule practice to Thursday, March 16, 2017. Mother Nature’s early forecast call for a high of 70 on Thursday with great opening night weather on March 18 with a high of 68. Remember this is an early forecast subject to Missouri weather predictions.

One again practice at I-35 Speedway will be held on March 16 with opening night two days later March 18. This practice session will provide an opportunity for our drivers to test the cars and shake them down before the season begins. Pit passes will be $25 for practice, pit gates will open at 4 P.M.and we realize this is a work night so we will have a flexible ending schedule. See you Thursday Night and Saturday Night next week.

Practice this Saturday 3/11/2017 at I-35 Speedway

March 10th, 2017

Kick the tires and light the fires as we get ready for practice at I-35 Speedway this Saturday 3/11/2017! Practice starts at 1:00 pm and goes till 4:00 pm with pit passes costing only $25 and grandstand admission free. See the Very Best Drivers of 2017 test and tune their machines as they prepare for opening night 3/18/2017 at I-35 Speedway where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”! Remember if Mother Nature doesn’t want to cooperate Saturday we will practice Sunday 3/12/2017 at the same starting times! Get those finishing touches on the cars and let’s go test and tune!

Fans come on out and check the improvements and of course pit and grandstand concessions will be open along with Trackside Bar and Grill. Feel the urge for an adult beverage, the Beer Shack will be open serving up your favorites.

Judy Staley Photography will be at the track to take pictures of drivers and cars for our programs and upcoming articles so see her for all your picture needs.

I-35 Speedway Press Release!

February 14th, 2017

More improvements, more teamwork between tracks, time ticking down, football season over, race season coming, yes, it is February and the days are getting longer and warmer, it will not be long and we will be racing at I-35 Speedway. Practice day is March 11 and opening night is March 18. Work continues with more and more improvements at the track, improvements which have been ongoing for years.

In seasons past the Trackside Bar and Grill was built, a wood floor was added to the cat walk, the pit shack was added, new lights added in the pits, new lights added to the track, and a picnic and camping area was added two years ago. The electronic sign along I-35 Speedway, which was completed this year, was four years in the making. Owners Mike and Kyle Johnson continuously plan and make improvements for the fans, racers, crews, and employees who make up the I-35 Speedway racing family.

The latest improvement is a wooden fence at the entrance to the track. The electronic sign, the pit expansion, and the new bleachers have all been accomplished this off season. Picnic tables will be distributed throughout the facility. Improvements are continuous.

As for the additional teamwork between tracks, as previously reported, US 36 Raceway and I-35 Speedway have introduced THE SHOOTOUT. The Shootout is a joint effort between I-35 Speedway and US 36 Raceway to crown a champion in the shared classes at both tracks (USRA A Mods, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B Mods, Pure Stocks, and E Mods). The Shootout requires a minimum of 75% participation at each of the tracks. Since this championship is based on the lowest score, those not attending the races will be awarded 50 points for each race that is missed until they become ineligible because they can no longer make 75% of the races.

The cold winter chill has not stopped the improvements at I-35 Speedway.

January 6th, 2017

Pit expansion is ongoing and new premium pit spots will be available for reservation at the January 21, 2017 drivers meeting. The drivers meeting will be conducted at the Cameron Community Center 915 Ashland Drive, Cameron, Missouri starting at 10:00 a.m. These new pit spots will be for large haulers only when the USRA Nationals are conducted in October. These pit spots have been created just north of the main ticket booth. Also at the drivers meeting we will be looking for input from the Grand National drivers as we strive to open the rules and yet allow everyone to remain competitive in the class. It is never our intent to chase racers away but instead look for ways to allow everyone to fairly compete. We want to see this class grow and we are willing to allow variances provided everyone has a fair shot at winning.

Speaking of input, youth go cart drivers grab your parents and have them attend the meeting. We are planning to add youth go cart racing during intermission in 2017. What better place for our young racers to learn and compete than at the track they will eventually be racing on in the future. We know several of our adult racers have children in go cart competition. Our plan is to set up a track utilizing a part of the front straight and infield. We desire input on making this a reality for our young racers, so parents please attend the meeting.

New improvements are constantly being added at I-35 Speedway. The website is being updated, we are researching which race management program to use for 2017, and we will be scattering picnic tables throughout the racetrack grounds for everyone’s enjoyment. See all those interested on January 21 at the drivers meeting!

I-35 Speedway 2017 Schedule

January 1st, 2017

The countdown is on! No not to the new year, even though that would be correct, no the countdown is on to the 2017 racing season! From January 1, it will only be 70 days until you can conquer the winter racing blues.

Attached is the I-35 Speedway 2017 action packed racing schedule. March 11 will bring practice day, March 18 opening night, and from there the excitement takes off and starts racing to the season conclusion in October. Weekly Racing includes USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, E-Modifieds, Grand Nationals, Pure Stocks, and Sport Compacts. The Show-Me Vintage Racers (SMVR), Midwest Lightning Sprints (MLS), and Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers (MOVR) bring variety to the schedule. There are specials scattered throughout the schedule. The Casey Shuman led Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint Car Series visit monthly April through September. Also in April, Todd Staley’s United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) will be in competition. Late Model fans, the ULMA will make visits in June and September, and the Joe Kosiski led Malvern Bank Super Late Models will be in competition at the track on July 29.

Annual I-35 Speedway events continue their tradition with the 6th Annual “Racin for Rian”, Kaster Celebration, Kids Night, 2nd Annual Smokin’ Trackside BBQ Bash, and the Central Auto Racing Boosters (C.A.R.B.) Night at the Races. The 2017 I-35 Speedway racing season will conclude with the November 4 banquet, again at the A.V. Spillman Event Center in Jamesport, Missouri. Stay tuned for more exciting news to come!

I-35 Speedway “Dirt Trackin’ At Its Best Every Saturday Night”
**2017 Schedule**
Weekly Racing includes USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Modifieds, USRA Stocks, E-Modifieds, Grand Nationals, Pure Stocks, and Sport Compacts

March 11 – Test & Tune, Gates Open 12:00 Noon, Practice 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Mach 12 – Alternate Weather Date
March 18 – Season Opener – Weekly Racing
March 25 – Weekly Racing plus Show-Me Vintage Racers (SMVR)
April 1 – Weekly Racing
April 8 – Weekly Racing plus Midwest Lightning Sprints (MLS) & Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers April 15 – Weekly Racing plus Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint Car Series **Special**
April 22 – U.S. Modified Touring Series (USMTS), Stocks, B-Mods and E-Mods **Special**
April 29 – Weekly Racing plus MLS & MOVR
May 6 – Weekly Racing plus SMVR
May 13 – Weekly Racing plus MLS
May 20 – Weekly Racing plus Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint Car Series & MLS **Special**
May 27 – Weekly Racing plus MOVR
June 3 – Weekly Racing plus SMVR & ULMA Late Models **Special**
June 10 – Weekly Racing plus Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint Car Series **Special**
June 17 – Weekly Racing plus MLS and MOVR
June 24 – Racin’ for Rian – Weekly Racing plus MLS
July 1 – Weekly Racing plus SMVR **Fireworks Spectacular**
July 8 – Weekly Racing plus WAR Series Sprints & MOVR **Special**
July 15 – Weekly Racing plus MLS
July 22 – Kaster Celebration – Weekly Racing plus MLS
July 29 – Malvern Bank Super Late Models – Weekly Racing **Special**
August 5 – Kids Night Weekly Racing plus SMVR
August 11 & 12 – 2nd Annual Smokin’ Trackside BBQ Bash
August 12 – Weekly Racing plus MLS
August 19 – CARB Night – Weekly Racing plus MOVR
August 26 – Weekly Racing plus Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint Car Series & MLS **Special**
September 2 – Weekly Racing plus SMVR & MLS
September 9 – Weekly Racing plus Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint Car Series **Special**
September 16 – Weekly Racing plus MLS
September 23 – Weekly Racing plus MOVR & ULMA Late Models **Special**
September 30 – Weekly Racing plus MLS
October 7 – Weekly Racing
October 12, 13, 14 – USRA Nationals **Special**
October 21 – Weekly Racing plus MOVR
October 28 – Season Points Championship – Weekly Racing
November 4 – Awards Banquet

Santa comes to I-35 Speedway

December 28th, 2016

Santa came early to I-35 Speedway which means the race fans, the owners, or both have been really, really, good during 2016. No lump of coal, ho, ho, ho another race track improvement for I-35, last week a new sign, this week a superb present as Santa and a couple of his elves made a race track visit.

Three days before Christmas and a with snow on the ground the white sleigh of Santa was ready to get down, Santa’s trailer was ready as the John Deere began to lift the new improvement and install Santa’s plan, up Donder on Bltizen a great sight it was, when the John Deere sat the present, which caused such a buzz. The new present you ask, is a new set of bleachers, oh what a great gift, a great place to sit and get a great lift.

The track improvements continue at I-35 Speedway, bleachers have been added to the north end. More improvements are planned as the 2017 racing season is quickly approaching. Only 78 days, more or less, until racecars will circle the dirt once again.

Want to find out more, remember, the winter drivers meeting will be conducted on January 21, 2017 at the Cameron Community Center, 915 Ashland Drive, Cameron, Missouri starting at 10:00 a.m. This will be your opportunity to renew reserved parking spots, register your drivers, register for USRA sanctioning (if necessary), and obtain printed copies of the rules and schedule. This meeting will be the deadline date for renewing reserved parking spot(s) from the 016 racing season. Those spots not reserved after the meeting will be open to anyone to reserve.

A New Sign for I35……………

December 16th, 2016

A new racetrack sign, seen from miles away on Interstate 35, will direct race fans and motorists to I-35 Speedway for the super fun, super-fast, super-hot racing action at I-35 Speedway that happens on Saturday nights during the racing season. Located just north of the speedway, the sign includes time and temperature and provides the exit information to the racetrack. This is just one of several improvements at the track as we prepare for the 2017 racing season.

Another winter project includes the web site, as we have a new webmaster working on improvements. The rules for 2017 have been updated on the I-35 Speedway website, _www.i-35speedway.net_ (http://www.i-35speedway.net/) . The A Mods, B Mods, and Stock Cars will continue to be USRA sanctioned classes. The E Mods, Pure Stocks, Sport Compacts, and Grand Nationals have been updated. The E Mod and Pure Stock rules are published for the next 3 years. The Grand National class has been opened to allow more competitors to come race.

Remember, the winter drivers meeting will be conducted on January 21, 2017 at the Cameron Community Center, 915 Ashland Drive, Cameron, Missouri starting at 10:00 a.m. This will be your opportunity to renew reserved parking spots, register your drivers, register for USRA sanctioning (if necessary), and obtain printed copies of the rules and schedule. This meeting will be the deadline date for renewing reserved parking spot(s) from the 2016 racing season. Those spots not reserved after the meeting will be open to anyone to reserve.

Off season happenings at I-35 Speedway

December 2nd, 2016

Work is well underway for the 2017 Racing Season at I-35 Speedway. With the season ending the last weekend of October it has been nonstop action since. Track maintenance has been occurring as owner Mike Johnson, taking advantage of the nice autumn weather, has been adding dirt to the race track for the upcoming season. This is also the season for meeting with sponsors, potential new sponsors, racing series, other racetracks, racers, and officials as we work to finalize rules and the schedule for the upcoming season.

Speaking of the schedule, the 2016 season ending banquet was held on November 12 in Jamesport. Next year’s banquet has already been scheduled for November 4, 2017 at the same location.

The I-35 Speedway drivers meeting will be conducted on January 21, 2017 at the Cameron Community Center, 915 Ashland Drive, Cameron, Missouri starting at 10:00 a.m. This will be your opportunity to renew reserved parking spots, register your drivers, register for USRA sanctioning (if necessary), and obtain printed copies of the rules and schedule. This meeting will be the deadline date for renewing reserved parking spot(s) from the 2016 racing season. Those spots not reserved after the meeting will be open to anyone to reserve.

More meetings are scheduled, more phone calls are being made, as we work to finish the 2017 rules and set the racing schedule. Additionally, there will be more news in the future about new I-35 Speedway improvements.

Winners Circle Championship Night at I-35 Speedway!!!

November 3rd, 2016

Kicking off the night of great racing action Pure Stock would set the stage and take to the track first. Conner Masoner #47x would take the early lead until Cody King #29 would charge past and pace the field. King would lead the majority of the feature until a late race caution would bunch the field of competitors. As the green would fly, contact with from another competitor would cause King to tag to the rear. Bud Wallis #74 would take the point only to see heat race winner Kyle Rowland #5 charge by and claim the win. Rowland would start last on the field and overcome all obstacles parking it in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. King would recover to place a close second with the always fast Anthony Persell #87 third. Other heat race winner Beau Wells #555 would post a solid fourth place showing with Jimmy Smith #03 rounding out the nights top five. I-35 Speedway Pure Stock Track Champion 2016 is Carson Masoner #20x.

“Just a Rolling” Kyle Rowland #5 Pure Stock Feature Winner!
E-Modified would see the battle of the Boller Posse as heat race winner Randy Smith Jr #20x would take the lead and set a blistering pace on the smooth fast 3/8ths mile of dirt. Smith would see his lead start to fade as the race progressed as Josh Munsen #19x would close the distance. Munsen would make the move on the inside and take the top spot and the win seeing the checkers first. Smith would end the night second with the ever improving Jorden Dawson #J90 a very fast and impressive third place. Fourth place would belong to George Burnett #23 with other heat race winner and Hard Charger Jim Masoner Jr fifth place on the night. I-35 Speedway E-Modified Track Champion 2016 goes to Matt Dorssom #3D.

“Magic Man” Josh Munsen #19x E-Modified Feature Winner!
Chargers would see heat race winner Buz Kaster #54 take the front early battling David Blocker #24b until Tim Shields #42t would work the inside to perfection taking the top spot. Shields would not be denied winning both the feature and the Hard Charger landing in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Kaster would finish Second with Blocker third. Houston Johnson #97 would end the night fourth with Mich Ross #98m fifth. I-35 Speedway Charger Track Champion 2016 goes to Houston Johnson #97.

“The Dark Knight” Tim Shields #42t Charger Feature Winner!
Sport compact would see a good night for the ½ racing team as John Willard #1/2cr would pick up the feature win as Steven Bunton #1/2b would place second. Rocky Rhodes #8 would battle through the pack to place third with Shawn Box #21 fourth and Robert Razo #45c fifth on the night. I-35 Speedway Sport Compact Track Champion 2016 goes to Steven Bunton #1/2b.

“Bearded Wonder” John Willard #1/2cr Sport Compact Feature Winner!
USRA B-Modifieds would not disappoint as the two heat race winners would battle it out for the front. Randy Ainsworth #57 and Ed Noll #15 would go door to door with the 11s of Steve Starmer also in the mix for the lead. Ainsworth would not be denied and lead every lap on his to the feature win. Noll would hold off the hard challenge of Starmer to place second leaving Starmer to third on the night. Johnny McGinnis #10 would claim his spot up front placing fourth with Jeremy Pittsenbarger #32p ending the night fifth. I-35 Speedway USRA B-Modified Track Champion 2016 goes to Steve Starmer #11s.

Randy Ainsworth #57 USRA B-Modified Feature Winner!
USRA Stock Cars would see a new face but familiar face in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle on this night of racing action. Mich Ross #14x would charge to the front of the field and never look back on his way to his first USRA Stock Car victory of the 2016 racing season. Jason Estes #997 would try Ross both high and low to no avail and have to settle for second place on this night. Heat race winner Jon Boller Jr #20x would end the feature third with Ronnie Ishmael #23i forth and Jim Peeler #292 fifth. I-35 Speedway USRA Stock Car Track Champion 2016 belongs to Jason Estes #997.

Mich Ross #14x USRA Stock Car Feature Winner!
As is always the case at I-35 Speedway USRA Modifieds would see a locked and loaded field of competitors doing battle. Dennis Elliott #29 would take the early lead working the inside to perfection holding off the challenges of the other greats until Chad Lyle #96 would charge by on the outside and on to the win. After a long and great career Chad Lyle has decided to hang up the helmet and what a way to end as he would win both his heat race and the feature in his final race. Elliott would go on to place second with Darron Fuqua #87 racing his way to third. The always fast Aaron Marrant #70 would finish fourth with Jessy Willard #40 another impressive fifth place showing. I-35 Speedway USRA Modified Track Champion 2016 goes to Dennis Elliott #29.

Chad Lyle #96 USRA Modified Feature Winner!
I-35 Speedway would like to thank all our Drivers and Fans for a great year of racing action. We invite everyone to our Banquet on 11/12/2016 at the A V Spillman Center in Jamesport, MO.
Until 2017, be safe and see you next year at I-35 Speedway where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!

2016 Track Champions:
USRA Modified: Dennis Elliott #29 Mt Ayr, IA
USRA Stock Car: Jason Estes #997 Winston, MO
USRA B-Modified: Steve Starmer #11s Martinsville, MO
Charger: Houston Johnson #97 Smithville, MO
Pure Stock: Carson Masoner #20x St Joseph, MO
E-Modified: Matt Dorssom #3d Lancaster, KS
Sport Compact: Steven Bunton 1/2b St Joseph, MO

2016 Finale at I-35 Speedway this Saturday Night!!!!

October 29th, 2016

As the 2016 racing season at I-35 Speedway comes to an end, the best of the best in the dirt track racing world will take to the 3/8th mile track. USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Modifieds, Chargers, E-Modifieds, Pure Stocks & Sport Compacts all for your racing enjoyment. Feel the thunder as the earth shattering Modifieds do battle trying to collect those valuable USRA points. Make your plans now so you won’t miss one heart pounding second of great racing action!

During intermission kids will be treated to a money grab on the front straight away as we litter the track with Cash for Kids. Intermission will also see the top 3 in Power Wheels receive trophies from Querry Brothers Racing.

Let’s don’t forget the “Showdown of the Shacks” as Kayce & Tammy battle for tips going to their favorite charity. Whoever collects the most in tips has to combine with the other shack. Kayce’s charity is the Wounded Warrior Project with Tammy’s charity being St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The winner also gets to pour a bucket of ice water on Daniel Harris! Everyone please honor our Emergency Medical Personnel by supporting the theme night and wearing your shirts, hats and/or clothes to honor these hero’s both past and present.

Outstanding racing, best concessions anywhere, Beer shack serving up your favorite brews, Crazy Carl Kaster with your souvenirs, sweet sweet funnel cakes, Bar & Grill, programs, 50/50 tickets sales and great family fun!

The I-35 Speedway Awards Banquet will be held at the A.V. Spillman Center in Jamesport, MO 64648, 308 S. Broadway on 11/12/2016. Tickets for the Banquet can be purchased for $25 at the front office which includes Social Hour from 4:30 to 5:30 pm, Dinner from 5:30 to around 7:00 pm, with the Awards Presentation starting at 7:30 pm. After the awards, will be DJ music and dancing the night away. There will be Door Prizes, Silent Auction, Cash Bar and fun for all! Make your plans now to attend!!!

See everyone at I-35 Speedway this Saturday night where there is always more “Dirt Tracking at its Best”!!!

I-35 Speedway Enters Final Week of Competition for 2016!

October 28th, 2016

This is it, the last week to watch local dirt track racing for the next 5 months. This Saturday I-35 Speedway, hot laps at 6:15 racing at 7. Forecast is for a beautiful day weather wise. The track has been hopping fast recently. Last chance to tack on better finishes in the USRA points battles for the A Mods, B Mods, and Stock Cars.

Championship Night where we crown our 2016 Champions – Dennis Elliott has the A Mod Championship wrapped up, Houston Johnson has done the same in the Charger class, Carson Masoner is the Champion in the Pure Stock class, and Jason Estes has claimed the Stock Car Championship.

Championships to be determined are Steve Starmer versus Randy Ainsworth in the B Mods, Matt Dorssom versus Randy Smith in the E Mods, and the late season addition the Sport Compact Championship will come down to a battle between Steven Bunton and John Willard.

Last week we had 92 race cars in the pits, this week, we have the bonus of the newly formed Mid America Grand National Modifieds (MAGNM) in action. This will be a combination of Lakeside Grand Nationals, I-35 Speedway Chargers, and 81 Speedway Street Stocks racing against each other following their home track rules. Thank you to owners Mike and Kyle Johnson who are permitting this race to occur in an effort to allow the class to grow!

General Admission is $12, Seniors 62 and over are $10, Children 7-12 are $6 and Children 6 and under are free. I-35 Speedway is located just a short drive north of Liberty, Mo., at exit 64.

Racing Returns to I-35 Speedway This Saturday Night 10/22/2016!!!!!

October 20th, 2016

We all know the 2016 racing season is winding down. For most local tracks, racing in this area begins in March and ends in October. USRA recognizes this same time frame as USRA national points will be awarded to each driver based on his/her best twenty (20) point nights in class from March 4, 2016 through October 30, 2016. We all know we are facing a five to six-month time frame without racing.

Two weeks remain in the 2016 racing season at I-35 Speedway, this Saturday, October 22, and the following Saturday October 29. This is your last chance to get your racing fix with local dirt track racing before the season concludes. This is a last chance for racers competing in the USRA classes to better their 20 best point nights and move up in the national rankings. So, before you as a fan say what are we going to do tonight since racing is over, make your plans to be at I-35 Speedway these next two Saturdays. As a USRA competitor before the season gets away and you realize you could have improved your national point position, make your plans to be at I-35 Speedway these next two Saturdays.

We always have fun at I-35 Speedway. Along with racing we have Theme Nights. This week’s theme is in honor of our hunters. Dress in your camo or orange to support the hunters. The last week of the season will be in honor of our military and first responders. Heartland Missions and Motorsports Kids Power Wheels will have their last point race of the season this Saturday Night.

These last two weeks the classes in competition will be the USRA A Mods, the USRA Stock Cars, the USRA B Mods, the E Mods, the Pure Stocks, the Chargers, and the Sport Compacts. Driver’s meeting is at 6:00, Hot laps begin at 6:15 and racing starts at 7:00 P.M. General admission is $12, seniors 62 and over are $10, children 7-12 are $6 and children 6 and under are free. I-35 Speedway is located just a short drive north of Liberty, Mo., at exit 64.

The I-35 Speedway banquet will be held on November 12, 2016 at the A.V. Spillman Event Center, 308 S. Broadway, Jamesport, MO 64648. Tickets for the Banquet can be purchased for $25 at the front office which includes Social Hour from 4:30 to 5:30 pm, Dinner from 5:30 to around 7:00 pm, with the Awards Presentation starting at 7:30 pm. After the awards, will be DJ music and dancing the night away. There will be Door Prizes, Silent Auction, Cash Bar and fun for all! Make your plans now to attend!!!!

McCarthy Auto Group Show Me Spectacular at I-35 Speedway!!!!!

October 9th, 2016

Pure Stock would set the stage early for a great night of racing action as they would roar to the track. Anthony Persell #87 would follow up his heat race win by charging to the lead setting a blistering pace. Other heat race winner Conner Masoner #47x would pass Persell to take the lead as these two would swap the lead numerous times in the early going. Cody King #29 would use the high line to run down the leaders only to slip off turn 4 and have to tag to the rear of the field. As the green flag was again shown to the field, Carson Masoner #20x would work his way out front and on to the win claiming his sixteenth feature victory of 2016. Persell would end the night a very close second with Jon Boller Jr #7x third on the night. Fourth place would belong to Beau Wells #555 as he would race to the front with Cody King recovering to place fifth.

#20x “The Gamer” Carson Masoner, Pure Stock Feature Winner!

E-Modifieds would enter the track next with great racing action from green to checkers. Heat race winner Corey Myers #15 would take the early lead until other heat race winner Kit Bailey #77 would charge by on the inside line to the top spot. Bailey would continue to lead until another heat race winner Matt Dorssom would close the gap and start to challenge in the later stages of the feature. On the white flag lap Dorssom would charge to the inside and the two would race side by side to the line with the 3D of Dorssom winning by mere inches. This would be Dorssom’s seventeenth win of the 2016 racing season at I-35 Speedway. Bailey would come home second with Corey Myers a very close third place showing. Josh Munsen #19x would be the big mover coming to the fourth position with Randy Smith Jr #20x rounding out the night’s top five.

#3D “MadDog” Matt Dorssom, E-Modified Feature Winner!

ModLites would be high in number and quality as they made their way onto the Speedway to do battle. Heat race winner David Raffurty #76 would take the early lead only to see Dillon Raffurty #46 make the pass and cruise to McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Ed Griggs #47 would challenge Dillon for the top spot but fall a little short and place second on the night. David Raffurty would fade to third with Justin Raffurty #75 fourth and Cody Miller #7 fifth. Other heat race winner was Mike Raffurty #64.

#46 Dillon Raffurty, ModLite Feature Winner!

Sport Compact would see John Willard #1/2cr sweep the night winning both heat race and feature on this night of racing action. Steven Bunton #1/2B would lead the majority of the feature until Willard would slip past on the inside and pick up the win with Bunton second on the night. Brandon Box #4B would start back of the pack and move to a solid third place finish with Barry Luthi #66B fourth and Travis Baldwin #A1 fifth.

#1/2cr “Bearded Wonder” John Willard, Sport Compact Feature Winner!

Non-Wing Sprints would fly to the track and see Korey Weyant #99 win both his heat race and the feature claiming the big paycheck and bragging rights. Other heat race winner Terry Babb #8D would race his way to a solid second with Mitch Wissmiller #1 third on the night. Fourth place would see Clinton Boyles #77 with Rob Hockett #77H rounding out the nights top five.

#99 Korey Weyant, Sprint Car Feature Winner!

Fans would see a feature of the highest quality as we would race three and four wide for the win. Heat race winner Ed Noll #15 and Doug Keller #7 would race side by side for the lead with Noll getting the advantage only to see Randy Ainsworth #57 challenge for the top spot. Other heat race winner Andy Bryant #28 would also be in the mix as you could throw a blanket over the top four contenders. First Noll would lead, and then Ainsworth, then Keller, but the last lap that counted for the win would see Andy Bryant move to the inside and pick up the feature win. Noll would place second, Ainsworth third, Keller fourth and Kaden Miller #34 fifth in his first appearance at I-35 Speedway.

#28 Andy Bryant, USRA B-Modified Feature Winner!

Like a record that keeps on playing Midwest Lightning Sprints would see Jason Billups #2 win heat race and feature for his seventh win of 2016 at I-35 Speedway. Presley Taylor #2K would impress as she raced to a solid second place on the night with Mike Trent #7 third. Tom Brown #B20 was fourth with other heat race winner and one time leader Mark Billings #51 fifth on the feature.

#2 Jason Billups, Midwest Lightning Sprint Feature Winner!

With a locked and loaded field the High Flying, Fire Breathing, Alcohol Drinking, USRA Modifieds would roar to the fast smooth 3/8ths mile track. As the green flag was displayed to the field, heat race winner Aaron Marrant #70 would charge to the front with other heat race winner Zach Sanders #69 right on his heels. Marrant would continue to lead until Sanders would put the slide job on Marrant and take the lead as caution would come onto the track. On the restart Marrant would power by Sanders on the high side and charge to McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle claiming his fourth win at I-35 Speedway this 2016 racing season. Sanders would challenge to the checkers but have to settle for second. Darren Shaw #11 was the big mover of the race as he would come through the field of fast competitors to place third with Kevin Blackburn #26K fourth. Current I-35 Speedway point leader Dennis Elliott #29 would round out the nights top five.

#70 Aaron Marrant, USRA Modified Feature Winner!

Heartland Missions & Motorsports Power Wheels would see Ally Miller #76 lap the field on her way to the win. Jake Hoover #21J would come second with #78 Brystal Hicks third.
#76 Ally Miller, Power Wheels Feature Winner!

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all our fans and drivers for another great McCarthy Auto Group Show Me Spectacular. See everyone in two weeks as we will not race 10/15/2016 but will return to action 10/22/2016.

7th Annual McCarthy Auto Group Show Me Spectacular at I-35 Speedway this Saturday Night!!!!

October 8th, 2016

With big money on the line, the Stars and Cars will take to the fast 3/8ths mile Speedway this Saturday Night for the McCarthy Auto Group Show Me Spectacular for the Seventh year of racing action! Casey Shuman’s War Series Sprints, Midwest Lightning Sprints, ModLites, USRA Modifieds with $1500 to win and $150 to start, USRA B-Modifieds with $750 to win, E-Modifieds with $500 to win, Pure Stocks and Sport Compact all doing battle for the feature wins!!! Any class with registration, that fee includes their pit pass!

Intermission will see the very best in Missions and Motorsports Kids Power Wheels as we open the rules with no tech and allow pedal cars and pedal tractors along with adults able to enter the competition! So load em up tune em up and get ready to race during Intermission this Saturday Night, “Outlaw Power Wheels” style!!!!! (Carley will be racing an Allis Chalmers Pedal Tractor)!!!

We will feature Dawson Seat Belts Saves Lives Night as the #03D and #J90 of Nathen and Jorden along with Bridgett and Marty will be passing out goodies to the crowd in attendance as we remind people to Buckle Up and Arrive Alive!

Wear your Halloween Costume as we celebrate at the McCarthy Auto Group “BooTacular”! Can anyone guess the color of Rick’s Mohawk this year? Be there to find out!!!!

Concessions the best you will find, Beer Shack serving adult beverage, Carl Kaster with the new “Red Light” selling the Souvenirs, Funnel Cakes with sweet goodness and Trackside Bar & Grill open before, during and after the races for your dining convenience! 50/50 tickets sales are skyrocketing as last week’s winner received $304.50 and we expect it to be even higher this week!

See you there at I-35 Speedway where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!!!

McCarthy Auto Group Show Me Spectacular this Saturday Night at I-35 Speedway!!!!!

October 5th, 2016

I-35 Speedway will be hosting the 7th Annual McCarthy Auto Group Show Me Spectacular this Saturday October 8, 2016. McCarthy Auto Group has been the primary sponsor for this event all seven years and we thank them for their support of I-35 Speedway and their support of the local racing community. Without them this event would not be possible. So if you are in the market for a new or even a newer used car please consider purchasing from McCarthy Auto Group and thank them for supporting I-35 Speedway.

This will be the Casey Shuman super-fast Boss Chassis WAR Series Non Wing Sprint Cars season ending event. The series has enjoyed 81 different competitors in 2016. In their last action at the Jesse Hockett Memorial which was a 3 night show this series enjoyed three different winners. So who will claim the season ending WAR Series event at their home track I-35 Speedway? Point leader Clinton Boyles has two I-35 feature wins, second in points Chris Parkinson, Korey Weyant, Justin Grant, and Terry Babb have also claimed a victory in their visits to I-35 Speedway. Will it be one of these drivers or could it be a new driver to the series?

So who will the win the USRA A Modified Show Me Spectacular feature? This past week among 21 different competitors Aaron Marrant stood tall. Four of the top 15 in national points (Marrant, Angst, Cummins, Elliott) were at the track, how many more will come compete not only for USRA points but for the $1,500 payday ($150 to start) for reaching the checkered flag first?

The USRA B Mods have seen 11 different competitors take the checkered flag in 25 nights of racing. So which of these drivers will take the Show Me Spectacular first prize of $750 ($75 to start)? Or could it be someone new who has yet to compete and win at I-35 Speedway in 2016? We will not know until Saturday.

The E Modifieds have been dominated this year by Matt Dorssom with 16 wins but there have been 8 other winners in the 25 nights of racing. So the question again is who will take home the $500 first place prize ($50 to start)? Could it be this past week’s winner Randy Smith? Will it be one of the weekly regulars or will someone come in from another track and take home the prize?

Also racing on this night will be the Pure Stock class, the Mod Lite class, the Midwest Outlaw Lightning Sprints and the Sport Compact class. For the Pure Stock class this will be a non-points race as we are inviting the competitors from Humboldt, Central Missouri Speedway, Lakeside Speedway, and Nevada Raceway to come compete following their home track rules. The Sport Compact weekly purse was recently increased to $100 to win. The Modified and Midwest Outlaw Lightning Sprint classes have a registration fee but it does include the pit pass for the driver.

Pit gates and grandstand gates open at 3 p.m., drivers meeting is at 6:00, hot laps begin at 6:15 and racing will start at 7 p.m. I-35 Speedway is located just a short drive north of Liberty, Mo., at exit 64. General admission is $20, seniors 62 and over are $16, children 7-12 are $6 and children 6 and under are free.

Make your plans to attend the Show Me Spectacular at I-35 Speedway this Saturday as our season is winding down. The track will host two more weekly races after this night on October 22 and October 29 before we put a close to the 2016 racing season. We will crown our champions, induct new members into the I-35 Speedway Hall of Fame, and present other awards at the season ending banquet on November 12, 2016.

Tompkins Industries Night at I-35 Speedway!!!!!!!

October 4th, 2016

icking off the great night of racing action was thKe USRA Modified make up feature from 9/24/2016 as we started with five laps in the books. As the green flag would be waved to the field heat race winner Zach Sanders #69 would take the lead until a slip on track would take him from the front allowing Derrick Hicks #78 to take over the top spot. Hicks would be challenged every step of the way by other heat raced winner Dennis Elliott #29 as the two would go side by side for the lead. As the laps wound down Hicks would pull away and claim the victory on this night of racing action. Elliott would place a close second with Aaron Marrant #70 racing through the field to place third. Jessy Willard #40J would impress with a solid fourth on the night with Austin Johnson #98 fifth as the checkers fell.

Sport Compact make up feature would follow with Brandon Box #4B winning both heat race and feature continuing his winning ways. Second would belong to a very fast #33D of Devin Schmidt as he would challenge Box and fall a little short with John Willard #1/2cr third. Steven Bunton and David Miller III would do battle to the checkers with the 1/2b of Bunton fourth and 55 of Miller fifth.

As we started this week’s racing action, Pure Stocks would fire to the track in fine racing form to entertain the fans. Heat Race Winner Conner Masoner 47X would jump to the early lead only to spin in turn two allowing other heat race winner Carson Masoner #20X to take the top spot. As the race continued Cody King #29 would pass Carson Masoner for the lead until contact would force a yellow on the track. As the race resumed, King would develop mechanical problems while leading forcing him from contention moving Carson Masoner back to the front. With laps winding down, Conner Masoner would work his way back to the front and around younger brother Carson and on to the win. Conner would win with Carson second as the Masoner brothers would finish one and two on the night. Third would belong to a very fast #87 of Anthony Persell with Colten Ishmael #17I fourth. Fifth would go to one time leader Cody King.

E-Modified would see an action packed feature and a first time winner standing tall in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle when the dust had settled. Throw a blanket over the front runners as Matt Dorssom #3D, Josh Munsen #19x and Randy Smith Jr #20X would all do battle for the top spot. As the laps would wind down with Dorssom leading, Munsen would move to the front and as they came to the checkers contact was made and Randy Smith Jr would cross the line first picking up the feature win. This would be the first career feature win at I-35 Speedway for Smith with Munsen finishing second. Seeing the checkers third was Jorden Dawson #J90 who was among the front runners all feature long with Manlee Lamar fourth. Fifth place would go to rookie contender Trevor Dunn #50Z who would claim his first top five of the year. Heat race winner were Josh Munsen, Manlee Lamar and Matt Dorssom.

Chargers would see the familiar face of point leader Houston Johnson #97 as he would hold the winner’s trophy in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Second would go to Bill Graham #43 with Mich Ross #98M third and heat race winner John Hanson #154 fourth.

Mod Lites would charge to the track low in number but high in quality as heat race winner Jeff Raffurty #98 would take the early lead. Jeff Raffurty would lead as Justin Raffurty #75 would challenge until Cody Miller #7 would pass both cars and charge on to the win. Miller would pick up the feature win with Jeff Raffurty second and Justin Raffurty third. Fourth would belong to Travis Alexander #36 with fifth to Anthony Lane #33X

USRA B-Modifieds would see great racing action from start to finish throughout the field of competitors. Heat race winners Doug Keller #7 and Steve Starmer #11s would set the pace early racing side by side until the yellow would fall. As the racing resumed Keller would start out front with Randy Ainsworth #57 challenging for the top spot. As the race progressed Ed Noll #15 would find the high side to his liking and pass both Ainsworth and Keller moving on to victory lane. Noll would claim his second feature win of the 2016 racing season at I-35 Speedway. Second place would go to Doug Keller with Ainsworth a solid third on the night. Fourth and fifth would see a battle of the Boller Motorsports cars as Bud Wilson #20X would edge  Chris Wright #66X  to place fourth with Wright fifth.

USRA Stock Cars would again see Jason Estes win both heat race and feature parking his #997 in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Estes would be challenged late by second place finisher Alvie Christofferson #22X and Jon Boller #20X who would place third on the night. Fourth place would go to Mich Ross #14X with Billie Hoover #21H rounding out the nights top five.

USRA Modifieds would enter the track with a loaded field of competitors to do battle. Heat race winner Aaron Marrant #70 would take the lead and never look back claiming his third feature win at I-35 Speedway this 2016 racing season. Marrant would be challenged by Jason Cummins #71 who would impress with a second place finish in his first appearance of the year at I-35 Speedway. Other heat race winner Josh Angst #99 would out pace heat race winner Jessy Willard #40J as they would finish third and fourth respectively. Fifth place would go to Derrick Hicks #78 as he would again notch a solid top five.

Feature number two for Sport Compact would see a repeat as Brandon Box #4B would win both heat race and feature. Box would start last on the field and march through the pack picking up the feature win. Second place would go to John Willard #1/2cr as he would hold off the hard charge of third place finisher Devin Schmidt #33D. Fourth would see the young talent D J Barnes as he would hold off Dustin Thompson #24 who would finish fifth

Heartland Missions & Motorsports Kids Power Wheels would take charge of the track during Intermission as Ally Miller #76 would pass the field taking the lead and on to victory picking up the win. Second would go to Jake Hoover #21J with Kayden St John #31K third. Fourth place was the #2G of Leo Gonzalez with fifth to Zoey Dunn #50 with Hayden Romesburg in his first ever race sixth.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all our drivers and fans for a great night of racing and family fun. See everyone next Saturday Night for the Show Me Spectacular!!!!

McCarthy Auto Group Show Me Spectacular!!!

September 30th, 2016

I-35 Speedway has four race nights left in the 2016 racing schedule. Weekly racing consisting of our six regular classes the USRA A Mods, the USRA Stock Cars, the USRA B Mods, the E Mods, the Pure Stocks, and the Chargers will continue this Saturday, September 24, 2016, October 1, October 22, and October 29. This is a great opportunity for competitors to earn USRA national points in their quest for a national championship. For the remainder of the year the sport compacts will be racing weekly. The track will not be open on October 15 as we allow our weekly competitors an opportunity to take a week off or compete at the USRA Nationals.

October 8 is shaping up as great racing weekend with the 7th Annual McCarthy Auto Group Show Me Spectacular. The super-fast WAR Series Non Wing Sprint Cars, the always exciting USRA A Mods, the ultra-competitive USRA B Mods (11 different winners in the weekly racing), the spirited E Mods, and the Midwest Outlaw Lightning Sprints will headline the show. The Mod Lites, Pure Stock, and Sport Compact classes will also be in competition.

Casey’s General Store Night at I-35 Speedway a Roaring Success!!!

September 27th, 2016

As the pits filled with fast race cars and opening ceremonies complete, Pure Stock would take to the track for racing action. Heat race winner J R Billings #185 would take the early lead and hold off the challenges of ever present Cody King #29 and Conner Masoner #47X. As these three battled for the lead Carson Masoner #20X would race through traffic and pass them for the lead and never look back on his way to victory #15 this 2016 racing season. King would pass Billings on the high side to claim second with Billings a very close third on the night. Fourth place would go to Conner Masoner with Beau Wells #555 rounding out the night’s top five.

E-Modified would try and tame the track next with the familiar face of Matt Dorssom #3D racing his way to McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle for the sixteenth time this 2016 racing season. Dorssom would make his move to the front early and never look back with Josh Munsen 19X hot on his heels placing a very close second. Heat race winner Randy Smith Jr #20X would be among the leaders all feature and finish third as Anthony Asher #37A would come home fourth. Fifth place would belong to Allie Mulich #90 making her return to the racing scene showing no signs of rust as she competed on a very high level. Other heat race winner was Manlee Lamar #4M who was among the leaders early until issues took him from contention.

Chargers would witness a great race between last week’s feature winner Bill Graham #43 and heat race winner Houston Johnson #97 as the two would race side by side for the win. Graham would take the early lead only to see Johnson move to the low line and into the lead and on to the feature win. Mich Ross #98M would place second with Graham a close third. Fourth would go to John Hanson #154 with Marty Powell #9p fifth.

Midwest Lightning Sprints would fly to the track and see Jason Billups #2 pick up his fifth win in a row and sixth win on the year at I-35 Speedway this 2016 racing season. Billups would take the lead on lap number one and dominate the field with heat race winner Mark Billings #51 second. Wesley Smith #9S would move through the pack to finish third with Mike Trent #85 fourth and Tyler Miller #25M fifth.

USRA B-Modifieds would e in fine form with two and three wide racing throughout the field of competitors. Randy Ainsworth #57 and heat race winner Tim Eaton #211 would battle for the lead in the early going with other heat race winner Ed Noll #15 also in the mix vying for the front. As the laps wound down, another heat race winner would make his way to the front and pass all challengers as Steve Starmer #11S would again use the high line to perfection and win the feature. Doug Keller #7 would be the big mover of the race until contact with Tim Eaton would slow their momentum allowing Ed Noll to get by on the top and place second. Eaton would end the feature third with Keller a close fourth. Jeremy Pittsenbarger #32P would race his way to a solid fifth place showing.

USRA Stock Cars were low in number but very high in quality as Jason Estes #997 would continue his winning ways by capturing the checkers in both heat race and feature. Estes would go unchallenged to pick up his eleventh win of 2016 at I-35 Speedway. Second would go to Jon Boller Jr #20X with Billie Hoover #21H third and Christopher Smith #1 a close fourth place.

As we would start the USRA Modified Feature the rains would come with five laps in the books causing the race to be finished next week 8/1/2016 along with the sport Compact Feature.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all the fans for their understanding as we tried very hard to get the races completed in a timely manner. See everyone next Saturday night at I-35 Speedway where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!

Lake Road Warehouse Night at I-35 Speedway!!!

September 20th, 2016

Pure Stock would charge to the track kicking off a great night of racing action with heat race winner Tobin Bartlett #28 charging to the front and picking up his second win at I-35 Speedway this 2016 racing season. Bartlett would pull away and on to McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle with Colten Ishmael #17I notching another consistent finishing second. Beau Wells #555 continues to run in the front of the pack ending the night third with other heat race winner Conner Masoner #47x fourth. Kyle Russell #15 would have a solid night behind the wheel rounding out the night’s top five.
#28 Tobin “The Hitman” Bartlett, Pure Stock Feature Winner!

E-Modified would be high in number and quality as they would try and tame the fast 3/8ths mile speedway. Two of the three heat race winners would battle for the top spot as Matthew Lance #12X and Sturgis Streeter #34s would get together coming off turn number two taking both contenders from win contention. As the green flag would be shown to the field on the restart, Matt Dorssom would take the lead and never look back on his way to the win. Hard Charger of the race was Josh Munsen #19x as he would come through the pack and challenge Dorssom late but would have to settle for second on this night of racing action. Other heat race winner Randy Smith Jr #20x would be in the mix for the lead all race and end the night third with Anthony Asher #37A finishing fourth. Wendell Segar #88 continues to have solid runs as he would come home fifth on the night.
#3D “MadDog” Matt Dorssom, E-Modified Feature Winner!

Chargers would see a first time winner in 2016 as Bill Graham #43 would capture the checkers. Fifth place finisher Buz Kaster #54 would appear to be the car to beat until he would lose a drive shaft on the back straight with one lap to go taking him from the race. Graham would take the lead and the win leaving point leader Houston Johnson #97 to finish second. John Hanson #154 would finish third with Billie Hoover #98 fifth. Heat race winner was Marty Powell #9P.

Midwest Lightning Sprints would witness Jason Billups #2 start on the inside of row one and lead every lap of the feature picking up the win. Tom Brown #B20 would challenge early but place second with Rookie Braydon Cromwell #5 third. Mark Billings #85 would end the night fourth with heat race winner Ryan Secrist #49 fifth.

USRA B-Modifieds would see great racing action from start to checkers with side by side nail biting action. Heat race winner Randy Ainsworth #57 would take the early lead and pull away until a late race yellow would bunch the field of competitors. Steve Starmer #11s would use the high line to perfection and take the lead from Ainsworth and charge on to McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle adding to his point lead. Ainsworth would finish a close second with other heat race winner Dustin Crist #222 battling all night for the lead a solid and impressive third. Jake Richards’s #17J would out duel Blake Pierce #16 to the checkers for fourth moving Pierce to fifth at the line.

USRA Stock Car would again see Jason Estes #997 win both heat race and feature on this night of racing action at I-35 Speedway. Billie Hoover #21H continues to notch consistent finishes with second and Thomas Roberts #65X back to the track placing third. Jon Boller Jr #20X was the big mover of the race coming from the back to the front claiming fourth as Alvie Christofferson #22X would come across the line fifth. Aaron Sauter #83 was the other heat race winner.

USRA Modifieds would be in fine form on this night as Josh Angst #99 would win both his heat race and feature in just his second trip to I-35 Speedway this 2016 racing season. Angst, who is third in USRA National Points, would be challenge by track point leader Dennis Elliott #29 who would fall a little short and finish second. Zach Sanders #69 would do battle with Derrick Hicks #78 to place third forcing Hicks to end the night fourth. Joe Horgdal #29H was the big mover and shaker of the feature coming through the pack to place fifth. Other heat race winner was the #97 of Houston Johnson.

Sport Compact would see Brandon Box #4B move to the front and claim the victory with heat race winner Steven Bunton #1/2b placing a solid second. Third would belong to Rocky Rhodes #8 with D J Barnes #5 fourth and David Miller III #55 fifth.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all our drivers and fans for another night of family fun and exciting racing. See everyone next Saturday for Casey’s Night at the Races at I-35 where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!

7th Annual McCarthy Auto Group Show Me Spectacular at I-35 Speedway

September 18th, 2016

The 7th Annual McCarthy Auto Group Show Me Spectacular will be held at I-35 Speedway, Saturday, October 8, 2016. The super-fast WAR Series Non Wing Sprint Cars, the always exciting USRA A Mods, the ultra-competitive USRA B Mods, the spirited E Mods, and the Midwest Outlaw Lightning Sprints will headline the show. The Mod Lites, Pure Stock, and Sport Compact classes will also be in competition.

This super special night includes bonus money for the modified classes. The A Mod feature will pay $1,500 to win and $150 to start race. The B Mods will compete for $750 to win and $75 to start. The E Mod purse will be $500 to win and $50 to start. This will be a USRA point race for the A and B Mod classes.

For the Pure Stock class this will be a non-points race as we are inviting the competitors from Humboldt, Central Missouri Speedway, Lakeside Speedway, and Nevada Raceway to come compete following their home track rules. The Mod Lites, Pure Stocks and Sport Compact classes will not have a registration fee, just purchase a pit pass and come race. Also beginning with the races on September 17 the Sport Compact class will be racing for $100 to win.

This late season Show Me Spectacular race continues to grow each and every year and can be attributed to the I-35 Speedway sponsors, owners Mike and Kyle Johnson, and our title sponsor McCarthy Auto Group. Pre-registration forms for the modified classes are available at the racetrack, on our website www.i-35speedway.net, or via email by sending a registration request to i35@i-35speedway.net. Pre-registration must be received on or before October 3, 2016 and will include a pit pass for the driver. Registrations after this date increase $25 dollars. Only the modified classes with the bonus purses must register.

Make your plans now to attend these always action packed, always thrilling, always fun races. I-35 Speedway is a 3/8 miles dirt track located at exit 64 off interstate 35.

Great Racing Action Returns to I-35 Speedway this Saturday Night!!!

September 15th, 2016

The best of the best roll into I-35 Speedway this Saturday night to challenge the fast smooth 3/8th mile of dirt. Don’t miss one second of heart pounding, earth shaking, racing action as the Mighty Modifieds, B-Modifieds, Stock Cars, Chargers, E-Modifieds, Pure Stock, and Sport Compact and Midwest Lightening Sprint roar around the speedway! Who will visit victory lane in this week’s exciting racing action, be there to find out. Be sure and wear that Superhero tee shirt as prizes will be awarded to the crowd’s choice for the best tee shirt for one adult and one kid. Visit our outstanding concession stand for the best food around, Trackside Bar & Grill serving up those specials, funnel cake stand to satisfy that sweet tooth, the Beer Shack serving up your favorite adult beverage and Carl Kaster with your collectible souvenirs in the Red Light District.

For those in the pits be sure and see Kayce for the best walking taco around served at the pit concession. Intermission will see the over the head sponge pass and kids must have parent’s permission, so be prepared for some wet intermission fun! Reminding all race fans that the 50/50 raffle has been ranging from $125 to $190 for the fans half, so be sure and purchase your 50/50 tickets as they walk thru the crowd or in the beer shack to win the cash. See everyone this Saturday night at I-35 Speedway where there is always more, “Dirt Tracking at its Best”!

109 Cars at I-35 Speedway on Professional Ag Services Night at the Races!!!

September 12th, 2016

With a pit full of fast race cars and a grandstand full of electrified fans the Pure Stocks would charge to the track first on Professional Ag Services Night at I-35 Speedway. Heat race winner Colten Ishmael #17i would take the early lead with Aaron Myers #14 right on his heels as the two would battle for the top spot. As these two would battle, Carson Masoner #20x would make his move threading the needle and passing both off turn two to take the front. Heat race winner Carson Masoner would cruise to his 14th feature win at I-35 Speedway this 2016 racing season. One time leader Ishmael would hold off Aaron Myers to place second moving Myers to finish third. Fourth would see the fast #555 of Beau Wells with Lonnie Myers #62 a very close and solid fifth on the night.

Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers would see Ron LeFholz #20L win both heat race and feature staking his claim in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle with his first feature win of 2016 at I-35 Speedway. Second would go to Chris Heitman #39 with Dennis Fair #7 moving through the pack to place third. Fourth place would see Dave Petty Jr #46 with Andrew Buffington #3 fifth.

E-Modified would pull onto the fast smooth race track high in number and quality with a full field of 22 cars in action. Heat race winner Sturgis Streeter #34s would take the early lead and pace the field with Wendell Segar #88 close behind. Streeter would slip only slightly as Anthony Asher #37 would slide by on the outside to take the top spot. Asher would continue to lead with Matthew Lance #12x trying high and low but unable to pass the fast car of Asher. Asher would go on to pick up his first win of the 2016 racing season with Lance a very close second on the night. Other heart race winner and current point leader Matt Dorssom #3d would move through the pack placing third with Randy Smith Jr #20x a very close and impressive fourth. Kyle Henning would again have a solid top five finish claiming the fifth spot. Other heat race winner was John Christofferson #55B.

Chargers would be six strong as they too to the track to do battle. Heat race winner Donnie Brown #26 would take the early lead and appear to be the car to beat until a slip in turn two late in the race would allow Houston Johnson #97 to make his move on the inside and see the checkers first. Johnson would not be denied and pick up the win moving Brown to place second. Third would go to Mich Ross #98m with John Hanson #154 fourth and Bill Graham #43 fifth on his first night of competition at I-35 Speedway.

Midwest Lightning Sprints would see heat race winner Jason Billups #2 pick up his third feature win in a row and fourth on the year at I-35 Speedway as he charged through the pack passing all challengers. Mark Billings #51 would lead early and end the night second with Tom Brown #B20 a close third. Fourth would go to Mike Trent

USRA B-Modifieds saw a familiar face crack into the winners circle for the first time this 2016 racing season at I-35 Speedway. Heat race winner Bud Wilson #20x would outduel other heat race winner Ed Noll #15 to take the lead and never look back on his way to the win. Noll would go on to place second with Doug Keller #7 moving into the third finishing spot. Fourth and fifth would see Jake Richards #17j and Steve Starmer #11s go back and forth until Richards would claim fourth moving heat race winner Starmer to end the night fifth.

USRA Stock Cars would not disappoint as Jason Estes #997 would take the lead and never look back adding to his point lead and claiming the victory. Estes would be challenged by second place finisher Alvie Christofferson #22x who would hold off the late charge of Billie Hoover #21H who would place third in the feature. Fourth would belong to the fast Keith Simmons #5 with other heat race winner Jon Boller Jr #20x fifth on the night.

Excitement would fill the air as the high flying, fire breathing, alcohol drinking, USRA Modifieds would take to the track with a locked and loaded field of competitors. Heat race winner Matt Johnson 1x would use the inside line to take the early lead with Aaron Marrant #70 using the high line to challenge. Marrant would charge by Johnson to take the lead only to see the 1x move back by on the inside. These two would go back and forth until Johnson would ease ahead and on to the checkers in his first appearance at I-35 Speedway picking up the win. Marrant would end the night second with Dennis Elliott #29 racing his way to a solid third place on the night. Fourth place would see heat race winner Jett Big Eagle #99 with fifth going to Kevin Blackburn #26K. Other heat race winner was Mason Big Eagle #00 who was in win contention until contact would take him from the feature.

Sport compact would see John Willard #1/2cr park his Underdog car in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Second would see heat race winner Steven Bunton #1/2b With Barry Luthi #66b third. David Miller III #55 would be fourth on the night with Toby Teel #7T fifth. Other heat race winner was Brandon Box #4b.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all our fans and drivers for another night of great racing action and family fun! See everyone next week for more “Dirt Tracking at its Best” at I-35 Speedway!

114 Cars at I-35 Speedway on Generational Buildings Night at the Races!!!!

September 6th, 2016

Pure Stock would kick off the night of great racing action as heat race winner Carson Masoner #20x would not be denied and win his thirteenth feature of the 2016 racing season. Masoner would hold off a strong charge by second place finisher Nate Barnes #99xx and Tobin Bartlett #28 who would place third on the night. Anthony Persell #87 would mount a run toward the front placing fourth with other heat race winner Conner Masoner #47x rounding out the night’s top five.

E-Modified would charge to the track with a loaded field of talented drivers to do battle. Matthew Lance #12x would take the early lead with Kyle Henning #1 close on his heels. Lance would slip coming off turn number four allowing Henning to take over the front. As the race progressed, the familiar face of Matt Dorssom #3d would march through the pack passing all competitors and picking up his fourteenth feature win at I-35 Speedway this 2016 racing season. Heat race winner Josh Munsen #19x would challenge Dorssom but ran out of time and laps placing an impressive second. One time leader Lance would slip to third with Kyle Henning fourth. Fifth place would again see Derek Carney #05 drive a smooth and consistent feature event. Other heat race winner was John Brown #36j who would develop mechanical issues forcing him from the race. Hard Charger of the E-Mod feature was young driver Dylan Flowers #5d who continues to improve weekly.

Show Me Vintage Racers were high in number and quality as they would try and tame a near perfect racing surface. Jeremy Turner #11 would put his 1973 Chevy out front in the early stages of the race until Damon Clevenger #6 would take his 1956 Ford to the top of the leader board. Damon Clevenger would hold off all challengers and claim the victory and celebrate in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. John Steenstry #22 would mount a late charge and fall a little short placing second with Turner fading to third. Heat race winner Lonnie Farley #44 would race his way to fourth with the #7 of Mickey Fleethart placing fifth. Other heat race winner was Jeremy Steenstry #79.

Chargers would see Donnie Brown win both heat race and feature with a dominating performance. The #26 of Brown would lead every lap of the heat and feature on his way to the victory. Houston Johnson #97 would place second with Buz Kaster #54 a close third. Marty Powell #9p would end the night fourth with Mich Ross #98m fifth.

Mod Lites would put on a show for the fans in attendance with great side by side racing to the checkers. Heat race winner Dillon Raffurty #46 would battle side by side with 64B Randy Bryan in the first few circuits until Bryan would take the lead for good. Bryan would go on to pick up his first feature win at I-35 Speedway. Dillon Raffurty would place second with other heat race winner David Raffurty #76 a close third. Fourth place would belong to #30 of Jason Masongarb with fifth going to Mike Raffurty #64.

USRA B-Modifieds would be firing on all cylinders with non-stop action. The two heat race winners Tim Eaton #211 and Randy Ainsworth #57 would battle side by side as the green fell on the B-Mod feature. Eaton would wrestle the lead from Ainsworth as you could throw a blanket over the top five. Eaton would leave the top side open and Doug Keller #7 would take advantage and charge by Eaton. Keller would race his way on to the checkers claiming his second feature win in as many weeks. Point Leader Steve Starmer #11s would pass Eaton in the closing laps to capture second leaving Eaton to finish third. Ainsworth would fade late to finish fourth with Dustin Crist #222 placing a solid fifth on the night.

USRA Stock Cars would see a new face in victory lane as Jay Barnes #29x would win both his heat race and the feature on this night of competition. Barnes would be challenged early by point leader and other heat race winner Jason Estes #997 who would battle back from an early race caution to place second on the night. Alvie Christofferson #22x would be in contention all race and place a close third at the line with Mich Ross #20m fourth. Dale Eaton #63 would race his way to fifth at a close race to the checkers.

USRA Modifieds would not disappoint with the two heat race winners battling on the track as Aaron Marrant #70 and Derrick Hicks #78 would pace the field. Marrant would take the lead and never look back picking up the feature win leaving Hicks to place a solid second. Point Leader Dennis Elliott #29 would have another good night finishing third with Houston Johnson #97 impressing again with a fourth place showing. Jon Binning #65 would place fifth in his first trip to I-35 Speedway this 2016 racing season.

Sport Compact would see Brandon Box #4d win his second feature of the year capturing the checkers in both heat race and feature. John Willard #1/2cr would place second with 1/2b Steven Bunton third. David Miller III #55 would place fourth with D J Barnes #5 fifth.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank our fans and drivers for another night of fun and action! See everyone next week at I-35 Speedway where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!

Generational Buildings Night at I-35 Speedway this Saturday!!!!!

September 3rd, 2016

I-35 Speedway roars back into action this Saturday Night with USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Modifieds, Chargers, E-Modifieds, Pure Stock, Show Me Vintage Racers, Modlites and Sport Compacts all seeing action! As the point battles rage, the action only heats up on the fast 3/8ths mile of dirt for your racing enjoyment.

Be sure and visit our top notch Concession Stand, fabulous Beer Shack, Crazy Carl’s Souvenir Stand, Sweet Funnel Cake Stand, Track Side Bar and Grill and of course for those of you in the pits, see Kayce in the pit Concession for the best food around! Our short Intermission will again see driver autographs for kids and adults alike. Theme Night this week is 80’s so, like, let’s all like wear our, like neon clothes and big hair!!!!!!! See everyone this Saturday Night!!!!!!!!!!!

Elliott, Wary and Ainsworth Score USRA Wins at I-35 Speedway!!!

August 23rd, 2016

Kicking off the night of great racing action were the always fast and entertaining War Series Sprint Cars. Heat race winner Korey Weyant #99 would take the lead and appear to be the car to beat until late in the race when Terry Babb #8D would do the slide job after a late race caution to take the lead and win. Babb would not be denied parking his sprint car in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle on the front straight. Weyant would place a very close second with the always fast Chris Parkinson #65 finishing third in the feature. Fourth place would see Mitchell Moore #51 charge through the pack claiming the spot with T J Muths #65M rounding out the nights top five.

Pure Stock would see heat race winner and current point leader Carson Masoner #20x out front for the majority of the race with other heat race winner Jay Barnes #99j close on his heels. As the laps wound down Barnes would mount a charge on the inside and pass Masoner picking up his fourth win of the 2016 racing season at I-35 Speedway. Carson Masoner would place a close second at the line as the two would race side by side to the checkers. Tobin Bartlett #28 would again drive a consistent and smooth feature placing third. Cody King #29 and Beau Wells #555 would battle to the finish with King fourth and Wells fifth respectively. Hard Charger of the race was C J Turner #91 picking up the added cash for his efforts.

E-Modified would roar to the fast 3/8ths mile of dirt next and see a first time winner in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle as Jim Masoner Jr #66x would see the checkers first. Masoner would hold off all challengers on his way to the win with Jason Marrant #33 placing a very close second on the night. Manlee Lamar #4M would be the big mover of the feature, winning the B-Feature to transfer to the feature and then claiming the Hard Charger Award by placing a solid third. Fourth place would belong to John Christofferson #55 with the young up and comer Dylan Flowers #5D a very close fifth on the night. Heat race winners were Matt Dorssom #3D, Billy Spilman #63 and Derek Carney #05.

Chargers would see Houston Johnson #97 win both heat race and feature on this night of competition and add to his point lead. Mich Ross #98M would finish second with John Hanson #154 third. Buz Kaster would develop mechanical issues taking him from contention.

USRA B-Modifieds would be a race to remember as one and two in points would battle one and two on the track. Heat race winner and current point leader Steve Starmer #11S would take the early lead as he and other heat race winner Doug Keller would battle for the top spot. As the laps started to fade, Randy Ainsworth #57 would emerge from the pack and pass Starmer on the inside to march on to the win. This would be Ainsworth’s second trip to McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle this 2016 racing season at I-35 Speedway. Starmer would end the feature third with the #7 of Keller third.  Fourth would see the 07 of Daniel Harris with Yancy Shepard #22y coming through the pack to place fifth.

USRA Stock Cars would have a finish like none ever witnessed at I-35 Speedway and would have the crowd on their feet. As the green would fly Dean Wray #77 would take the early lead followed closely by other heat race winner Jason Estes #997 as the two would race bumper to bumper. As the laps wound down, the white flag was shown indicating one more lap, Estes would make his move on the inside coming off turn #2 with Wray rubbing the outside wall. Estes would take the lead as they went into three with Wray diving back to the inside, as they came off turn number 4 the two made contact spinning down the front straight with Wray crossing the start finish line first and backwards picking up the feature win. Estes would place second on the night. Jeremiah Asher #37A continues to notch top finishes with a third as Calvin Teel #55T would finish fourth. Jon Boller Jr #20X would race his way to fifth.

USRA Modified would see the very best of the best in competition with current point leader Dennis Elliott #29 winning both his heat race and the feature. Elliott would be challenged by current USRA National Point Leader and other heat race winner Josh Angst #99A as the two would swap the lead in the early stages of the race. Elliott would not be denied as he would claim the lead for good and see the checkers first winning his fourth feature of the 2016 racing season at I-35 Speedway. Zach Sanders #69 would charge to the front placing a very close second with Robbie Reed #5X, in his first visit to I-35 this season, third. Angst would slip to fourth with Michael Dotson #55D rounding out the nights top five.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank everyone for another great night and see all next Saturday Night at I-35 Speedway where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!!!<

Non-Wing Sprints Join I-35 Speedway this Saturday Night!!!!!!!

August 21st, 2016

Casey Shuman and the War Series Non-Wing Sprints will be in action this Saturday Night at I-35 Speedway along with all our regular classes for your racing entertainment. Make your plans now to be part of the exciting action as the best of the best compete on the fast 3/8ths mile of dirt. USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Modifieds, Chargers, Pure Stocks, and E-Modifieds all seeing action on this night along with Sprints. Edge of the seat racing action in every class so make your plans now to attend!

Remember theme night as it is Football Jersey or T-Shirt night at I-35 so dig out that old shirt whether it is high school, college or pro and show your team colors!!!! Our short 10 minute Intermission will see a Raw Egg Toss on the front straight away with drivers and fans participating.

I-35 Speedway is pleased to announce the addition of the Sport Compact class on August 27, September 3, and September 24 for the 2016 racing season. Over the last couple of years’ numerous drivers in this class have asked to come and compete at I-35 Speedway. With the 2016 racing season winding down at the tracks these cars normally compete, I-35 Speedway track management decided to honor the driver’s request. The rules for this class will be their home track rules with one exception, due to the speeds generated at I-35 Speedway, this class will be required to have a tube in the right front wheel and start the race with a minimum of 25 pounds of air pressure in the right front tire. Tire pressures will be measured in the staging lane.

See everyone this Saturday Night at I-35 Speedway for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!!

The Best of the Best Cooking at I-35 Speedway!!!!!!

August 20th, 2016

The aromas of I-35 Speedway changed this past weekend, August 12 and 13, 2016. A normal aroma is the smell of racing fuel as the powerful engines of the racing machines take to the track on Saturday night. A new aroma permeated the track beginning Friday as the smell of brisket, chicken, ribs, and pork cooking in the smokers of various Kansas City Barbeque Society competitors invaded the track. The Smokin Trackside BBQ and Brew Bash were held at I-35 Speedway on August 12 and 13. Racing, BBQ, and Brew what can be more American?

Pictured, LtoR Kyle Johnson, Sublime BBQ, Smoking Hills, Bunny and Rich Tuttle

Friday night events include music by AJ Gaither One Man Band, a fire performance from Sophie Sassafras, the Redneck Beer Tasting, and a People’s Choice BBQ event where each team voluntarily cooked 5 pounds of chicken wings sponsored to the track in a non KCBS sanctioned event. The wings were then taken to the Trackside Bar and Grill where the general public sampled the various cooked wings and voted for their favorite. Congratulations to Turn 2 Pit Crew for winning this very tight race by one vote over two other tied teams.

Saturday the seventeen Barbeque Competitors began turning in their brisket, chicken, ribs, and pork to the palates of the judges. As this event was a state qualifier barbeque competition the Grand Champion of the Smokin Trackside BBQ contest receives an automatic entry in the Jack Daniel’s World Championship and the American Royal Invitational BBQ contests. The American Royal Competition will also be held at a racetrack this year, Kansas Speedway.

Congratulations to the Smoking Hills earning the Grand Champion Award with a score of 706.846. Reserve Grand Champ Sublime BBQ was on their heels with a score of 700.606. In the four categories, Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Rub was first in chicken, Smoking Hills was first in Pork Ribs and Pork, and Sublime claimed the first prize in brisket.

I-35 Speedway thanks Rich and Bunny Tuttle for being the KCBS representatives for this event and all the teams for participating. At the completion of the awards ceremony, I-35 Speedway owners Mike and Kyle Johnson announced they are looking forward to the second annual Smokin Trackside Barbeque on the same weekend in 2017.

Generational Buildings Night at the Races I-35 Speedway!!!!

August 18th, 2016

After a great weekend at the Smokin Trackside Barbecue and Beer Bash at I-35 Speedway the night of great racing action kicked off with the always exciting Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers taking the track. Chris Heitman #39 would take the early lead until heat race winner Andy Wiles #53 would charge to the second position and challenge for the top spot. Slight contact between the two would send Wiles to the infield with a damaged right front allowing Heitman to continue out front. As the race continued, contact between James Hubbard #20 and Andrew Buffington would send the #3 of Buffington barrel rolling down the front straight. Buffington would emerge from the crash unscaved. When the green was again shown to the field Heitman would hold off all challengers and pick up his first ever feature win at I-35 Speedway. Jack Simmons #J2 would charge through the pack to challenge late but be forced to settle for second on this night. Third place would go to Dale Reese #77R with Dave Petty Jr #46 fourth and Andy Wiles placing fifth.

#19X “Magic Man” Joshua Munsen, E-Modified Feature Winner!!!

E-Modified would see magic in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle as Josh Munsen #19X would pick up the feature win. Munsen would not be denied holding off heat race winners Jim Masoner #66X who was second and Derek Carney #05, who was the big mover of the feature placing third. Fourth place would go to one time leader Corey Myers #15 as he would recover from an early race mishap to place fourth. Kaelynn Peterman #03K continues to improve and notched her best finish to date with a very solid fifth place showing.

#20X “The Gamer” Carson Masoner, Pure Stock Feature Winner!!!

Pure Stock would be a little low in number but very high in quality as Carson Masoner #20X would win both heat race and feature on this night of racing action. Masoner would be challenged late by second place finisher Cody King #29 and Tobin Bartlett #28 who would come home in the third position. Anthony Persell #87 would be in the hunt for the lead all race slipping to fourth in the final stages with Colten Ishmael #17i rounding out the nights top five in Pure Stock.

#46 Dillon Raffurty, Mod Lite Feature Winner!!!

Mod Lites were sixteen strong as they pulled on to the fast 3/8ths mile of dirt and pout on a great show for the fans in attendance. Heat race winner Dillon Raffurty #46 would take the early lead from an outside front row starting position and never look back seeing the checkers first and claiming the feature win. Another heat race winner would challenge in David Raffurty #76 but to no avail and place second with big mover and shaker of the race Ryan Ayers #19 placing third. Ed Griggs #47 would end the night fourth with fifth place going to the #64 of other heat race winner Mike Raffurty.

#54 “Wamba” Buz Kaster, Charger Feature Winner!!!

Chargers would witness Hall of Famer Buz Kaster #54 win both heat race and feature parking in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Second would go to Houston Johnson #97 with third to Travis Walker #71. Fourth place would see Billie Hoover #154 with John Hanson #98H developing trouble placing fifth.

#11S “Storming” Steve Starmer, USRA B-Modified Feature Winner!!!

USRA B-Modifieds would see heat race winner Nic Hanes #17X take the lead and appear to be the car to beat throughout the feature event. As the race progressed, current point leader and other heat race winner Steve Starmer 11S would emerge from the pack to challenge as a late race caution would bunch the field for a dash to the checkers. On the restart Hanes would slip ever so slightly in turn number two opening the door for Starmer to slip by on the inside and take the lead and pick up the feature win. Hanes would place second with the always consistent and smooth Randy Ainsworth #57 third. Zach Sanders #77 would again do double duty and place fourth with Daniel Harris #07 a solid fifth on the night. Hard Charger money was put up and Dustin Crist #222 would pick up the extra cash claiming that hard charger title.

#93 Sam Scott, USRA Stock Car Feature Winner!!!

USRA Stock Cars would see it all, controversy and a first time winner in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Heat race winner Jason Estes #997 would take the early lead with a slide job in turn two and hold the top spots for several circuits until other heat race winner Dean Wray #77 would make his move on Estes. When the smoke cleared and the green would be shown to the field Jeremiah Asher #37 would be the leader. Asher would lead but only briefly as Sam Scott #93 would race through the pack from a fifth row starting spot to wrestle the top spot from Asher. Scott would not be denied as he would park his Monte Carlo in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle for the first time ever at I-35 Speedway. Asher would finish a close second with Craig Reynolds #14XX third. Billie Hoover would race his #21H to the fourth spot with Estes recovering after a trip to the hot lane to place fifth.

#78 Derrick Hicks, USRA Modified Feature Winner!!!

USRA Modifieds would see Derrick Hicks #78 lead every lap of his heat race and every lap of the feature to pick up his second feature win of the 2016 racing season at I-35 Speedway. Other heat race winner Dennis Elliott #29 would challenge Hicks but would have to settle for second with a consistent Houston Johnson #97 ending the night third. Fourth place would go to Darren Shaw #11 with Bill Baker #03 a close fifth as the feature came to an end.

#21J Jake “The Snake” Hoover, Heartland Missions & Motorsports Kids Power Wheels Winner!

Heartland Missions and Motorsports Kids Power Wheels would see action on the front straight with Jake Hoover #21J picking up his second feature win of the year.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank Designs By Ash for the donation of the Bicycles given away at Intermission. I-35 Speedway would like to congratulate our winners on the Smokin Trackside BBQ and Beer Bash earlier in the day.

See everyone next week where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”

I-35 Speedway this Saturday Night!!!!!!!

August 10th, 2016

This Friday and Saturday at I-35 Speedway our first Smokin’ Trackside BBQ & Brew Bash enhancing all the great racing action! BBQ, Brew and Racing all in one big weekend for your entertainment.

Friday night August 12 is FREE to come see what all the excitement happening at I-35 Speedway.

Starting at 6:00 P.M. Food and Drink available, AJ Gaither Band – Free, Sophie Sassafras Fire Performance – Free, Beer Tasting $15, and more. We are located at exit 64 off I-35. Look forward to seeing everybody Friday!
Saturday judging starts on the great BBQ Cook Off with the Winner announced Saturday Night during Intermission!

Great racing action Saturday Night and reminding all kids to get those Heartland Missions and Motorsports Kids Power Wheels charged up and ready to rumble! Trophies for the top three finishers of the power wheels with points for the first race, and then we will take out the top three and run them again with trophies for the next top three in a non-point race!

Designs by Ash has donated two bicycles to be given away during Intermission and remember to dress in that Western Wear with prizes for most authentic and best rhinestone wear.

A lot going on this weekend at I-35 Speedway and yes USRA Modified, USRA Stock Car, USRA B-Modified, Charger, Pure Stock, E-Modified, Modlites and Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers all for your racing entertainment!
See you there!!!!

Smokin Trackside Barbecue and Beer Bash at I-35 Speedway!

August 8th, 2016

The aromas of I-35 Speedway are about to change this upcoming weekend, August 12 and 13, 2016. A normal aroma is the smell of racing fuel as the powerful engines of the racing machines take to the track on Saturday night. A new aroma will permeate the track beginning Friday as the smell of brisket, chicken, ribs, and pork cooking in the smokers of various Kansas City Barbeque Society competitors will invade the track. The Smokin Trackside BBQ and Brew Bash will be held at I-35 Speedway on August 12 and 13. Racing, BBQ, and Brew what can be more American?

Friday night events include music by AJ Gaither One Man Band, a fire performance from Sophie Sassafras and the Redneck Beer Tasting. The Redneck Beer Tasting will allow for tastings of various craft beers including Boulevard, Goose Island, and locally brewed Ninja Moose Brewery. The tasting is scheduled between 6 and 9 at the Trackside Bar and Grill. There will be a nominal redneck fee of $15 to taste the various brews and you will be provided your own redneck cup, a Red Solo Cup and a sharpie. Race cars will also be on display and barbeque chicken wings, food and drinks will be available for purchase. Attendance to the Friday Night event is free.

Saturday the Barbeque Competitors will be turning in their brisket, chicken, ribs, and pork to the palates of the judges. As this event is a state qualifier barbeque competition the Grand Champion of the Smokin Trackside BBQ contest will receive an automatic entry in the Jack Daniel’s World Championship and the American Royal Invitational BBQ contests. The American Royal Competition will also be held at a racetrack this year, Kansas Speedway. Teams entered into the Smokin Trackside BBQ competition are some of the best in the business including last year’s American Royal Invitational Winner and a team who has won $100,000 in a competition in Florida.

Saturday evening will be the barbeque team awards and our always fast always exciting racing of some of the best drivers in the Midwest competing in the USRA A Mods, the USRA Stock Cars, the USRA B Mods, the Chargers, the E Mods, and the Pure Stock classes.

Attendance on Friday night August 12 is free to the public. Make your plans now to be at I-35 Speedway for barbeque, brew, and racing on Friday and Saturday night August 12 and 13. Gates open at 5 p.m. each day. Friday concert and fire performance is free, Saturday tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for Seniors, Children 7 to 12 are $6, children 6 and under are free.

McCarthy Auto Group Kids Night at I-35 Speedway!!

August 7th, 2016

Opening ceremonies would start the night off right with Amy Dixon honored as I-35 Speedway Teacher of the Year. Amy is a teacher at Brookfield and very deserving of this award. Jamie King would sing our National Anthem with Motor Racing Outreach Chaplain Robbie Skipper saying our invocation. All Kids entering pits or grandstands would receive school supplies and many backpacks would be distributed.
I-35 Speedway Teacher of the Year, Amy Dixon

Show Me Vintage Racers would be in attendance on this night of competition with heat race winner Damon Clevenger #6 jumping to the early lead for the first half of the feature. As the race progressed other heat race winner John Steenstry #22 would chase down Clevenger and win his third feature of the 2016 racing season at I-35 Speedway. Damon Clevenger would place a close second with Lonnie Farley #44 recovering from an early race mishap to finish third on the night. Mickey Fleethart #1 would finish fourth with Jim Clevenger #76 rounding out the nights top five.

#22 John Steenstry, Show Me Vintage Racers Feature Winner

E-Modified would not disappoint with great racing throughout the pack from green to checkers. Heat race winner Matt Dorssom #3D would again roar to the front and pick up win #12 on this 2016 racing season at I-35 Speedway. Dorssom would be challenged by Matthew Lance #12X who would slip in turn four moving him to fourth at the finish. Billy Spilman #63 would hound Dorssom to the checkers placing a very close second with “Magic Man” Josh Munsen #19X third. Randy Smith Jr #20X, who might be the unluckiest guy on the redraw for the feature would charge through the pack ending the night with a solid fifth place showing. Other heat race winners were Corey Myers #15 and Brandon Beam #83. Hard Charger of the race picking up the $80 bonus on the night was Derek Carney #05. I-35 Speedway would like to thank Josh Munsen, Jon Boller Jr, Randy Smith Jr and Jim Masoner for adding the Hard Charger bonus money.

#3D “MadDog” Matt Dorssom, E-Modified Feature Winner

Pure Stock would see Jay Barnes take control and win both his heat race and the feature on this night of racing action. Barnes would put his #99J out front and hold of the late race challenge of current point leader Carson Masoner #20X at the checkers. Carson Masoner would place second with older brother and other heat race winner Conner Masoner #47X ending the feature third. Tobin Bartlett #28 would again notch a solid race finishing fourth with Anthony Persell #87 rounding out the features top five.

Midwest Lightning Sprints were low in number but high in quality as the #2 of Jason Billups would take the early lead and never relinquish on his way to win number two this season at I-35 Speedway. Billups would stretch out a big lead as the race would go caution free not allowing second place finisher Mark Billings #51 to mount a charge. Third place would belong to heat race winner Ken Billings #85with Ryan Secrist #49 fourth and Tom Brown #B20 finishing fifth.

Chargers would again see Houston Johnson #97 standing tall in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle as he captured win number eight taking over the point lead as well. Heat race winner Buz Kaster #54 would take the early lead until mechanical issues would force him from contention placing him fourth on the night. Mich Ross #98M would challenge Johnson to the checkers slipping on the white flag lap moving him to finish second with John Hanson #154 third.

USRA B-Modifieds would again put on a show of epic proportions as the two heat race winners Steve Starmer #11S and Zach Sanders #77X would battle it out for the top spot. Steve Starmer would use the extreme high line off turn number two taking the lead and charging on to his fourth win on the 2016 season at I-35 Speedway. Sanders would place second with Doug Keller #7 moving through the pack to place third. Shadren Turner #17T would hold off a charging Bud Wilson #20X to place fourth moving Wilson to fifth.

Like the B-Modifieds, USRA Stock Car would see the battle of heat race winners as well with Dean Wray #77 and Jason Estes #997 battling for the top spot. Wray would work his car to the front and hold off all challengers winning the feature holding Estes to place second. Third place would belong to Jeff Dixon #88 with Mich Ross #34 placing a very close fourth. Alvie Christofferson would recover from an early race mishap putting his #22X in the fifth finishing position.

USRA Modifieds would see heat race winner Zach Sanders #69 come back from a devastating roll one week ago to put his borrowed ride in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Sanders would work his way around one time leader Cory Wray #69N who would fade to place third and other heat race winner Dennis Elliott #29 who would end the feature second. Dylan Hoover #99X, in his first appearance at I-35 Speedway would end the night fourth with Darren Shaw #11 fifth. Money was added to the Hard Charger as there were co-winners with Darren Shaw and Clay Hale #22H both collecting $40 for their efforts. The extra cash was donated by Carl Flower and Judy Staley Photography.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all those that donated to Kids Night, Paula Murphy for all the Kids Goodies, Bob Reber and Judy Staley Photography for the bike donations, and Linda Howell for the scooters given away. Another great night of racing action in the books as we look forward to Smokin Barbecue and Beer Bash next Friday and Saturday. Remember to dress in that western style next week as we continue theme night at I-35 Speedway where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!!!!

Kid’s Night this Saturday at I-35 Speedway

August 4th, 2016

I-35 Speedway is well known for giving back to the community with no night being greater than Kid’s Night. Please join us this Saturday Night as we pass out backpacks filled with school supplies as the kids enter the main grandstands. We would like to thank all the great sponsors listed below that donated making this night possible. We will also be giving away 1 girl’s and 1 boy’s bicycle donated by flagman Bob Reber and Judy Staley Photography to two lucky kids 6 years of age and younger, so be sure to sign up as you enter! And yes, we have exciting racing action with USRA Modified, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Modifieds, Chargers, E-Modifieds, Pure Stocks, Midwest Lightening Sprints and Show-Me Vintage Racers. Make your plans now as you do not want to miss one heart pounding moment of the great racing action I-35 Speedway has to offer! Looking ahead, mark those calendars as we make history with the Smokin’ Trackside BBQ & Beer Bash at I-35 Speedway on August 12-13, 2016. This is also our latest theme night to go with the Bash as prizes will be awarded for the best authentic western wear and rhinestone western wear.

It is not too late if you would still like to donate school supplies for kid’s night, contact Diana Green if you would like to participate. And remember kids get a free back pack filled with school supplies as long as supplies last. Let’s all chip in and make this a stellar night for our young fans at I-35 Speedway as we prepare them for the upcoming school year. Be sure to be there for opening ceremonies as we honor Amy Dixon as our Teacher of the Year at I-35 Speedway. See everyone this Saturday night for more “Dirt Tracking at its Best!

School supply sponsors to date:
2 Tech Carburetors – Bobby Lopez
Anonymous Race Fans
Bud Wilson Racing
Donnie Brown
DX Racing
Ed Noll Racing
Gordman’s
Green Rolling Farms – J.D. & Diana Green
Jason Estes
Johnson Racing – Mike, Kyle, Austin, Houston
L-L Towing
Linda Howell
Mary Marshall
McDonald’s
Mitch Booher
Nan Ross
Peterman Racing
Precision Illustrations – Chris Kline
Racin’ for Rian / Bud Wilson Racing
Randy Reber
Rick Staley & Judy Staley Photography
Tammy & Caleb Ash, Carley Bowling
Wendy’s

Sheet Metal Workers Local #2 Night at the Races I-35 Speedway!!!!

July 31st, 2016

War Series Non-Wing Sprints kicked off the night of great racing action at I-35 Speedway with cars racing two and three wide all over the track. Heat race winner Korey Weyant #99 would take the early lead until Justin Grant #75K would find the high line and take over the top spot. Grant would lead until going a little too high in turn four jumping the birm bringing out the caution. As the green flag was again displayed, Weyant would again take the lead with Kenny Potter #55 right on his back bumper with Ryan Kitchen #21 also challenging. Clinton Boyles #77 would move up the track and use the high groove to pass both Potter and Kitchens and claim the trophy in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Weyant would hang on for a close second with Kitchens third. T J Muths #65M would race to the front placing fourth with Potter slipping to fifth in the closing laps. Other heat race winners were Terry Babb #8D and Mitch Wissmiller #12 who would develop mechanical issues taking them from contention.

Pure Stock would charge to the track and see the battle of heat race winners dueling to the checkers. Carson Masoner #20X would take the early lead but not for long as Jay Barnes #99J would charge back to the front on the inside. These two contenders would hold their lines to perfection with Masoner high and Barnes low the entire feature with Carson Masoner prevailing with high side momentum to pick up his eleventh feature win of the 2016 racing season. Barnes would end the night a very close second with Beau Well #555 impressing with a solid third on the night. C J Turner #91 would race to fourth with Cody King recovering from an early race mishap to round out the nights top five.

E-Modified would be high in number and quality on this night with Matt Dorssom #3D winning both his heat race and the feature. Dorssom would be challenged every lap by the always fast and competitive #20X of second place finisher Randy Smith JR. Big mover and shaker of the race was Billy Spilman #63 who would finish third claiming the hard charger bonus money on the night. Other heat race winner Donnie Brown #36 in a rare E-Modified appearance would place fourth with another heat race winner Josh Munsen #19X placing a solid fifth on the night. B- Feature winner was Jason Nelson #12GA.

Chargers would see the familiar face of Houston Johnson #97 again standing tall in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Johnson would lead every lap on his way to the win holding off the charge of heat race winner Buz Kaster #54 who would place second. Billie Hoover #154 would finish third with John Hansen #98M fifth.

USRA B-Modified would see the best of the best compete with great racing from start to finish. Heat race winners Yancy Shepard #22Y and Mike Tanner #20T would set the pace early racing side by side with Shepard taking the lead. As the race developed, heat race winner Doug Keller #7 would enter the front and make a run for the lead on the inside with Tim Eaton #211 on the high side into turn number one with Keller going around. On the restart Eaton would take the lead and pick up his second win of the 2016 racing season at I-35 Speedway. Shepard would finish a very close second with big mover of the race Tony Manley #3X placing third. Jeremy Pittsenbarger #32P would hold off a very fast Jayden Bears #20J to place fourth moving Bears to fifth on the night. B-Feature winner was Eddie Schwope Jr.

USRA Stock Cars as always would put on a great show for the fans in attendance with fast paced action. Heat race winner Jason Estes #997 would take the lead until other heat race winner Dean Wray #77 would charge by on the outside and never look back on his way to the feature win. Estes would finish second with a very fast Billie Hoover #21H placing third. Jon Boller Jr #20X would battle with Aaron Sauter #83A to place fourth moving Sauter to fifth.

USRA Modifieds would again see Dennis Elliott and derrick Hick battle for the win on the fast three eighths mile of dirt. Hicks #78 would take the early lead just to see heat race winner Elliott #29 pull back even on the outside. These two gladiators would swap the lead several times until Elliott would take the lead for good and win his third feature of the year. Hicks would place second with Joe Horgdal #29H coming from back to front placing third. Other heat race winner Austin Johnson #98 would finish fourth holding younger brother Houston Johnson #97 to place fifth.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all the Fans and Drivers for another successful night of Dirt Track Racing at its Best! See everyone next week as we get the kids ready for school with back packs and supplies. We will also be giving away a girls and boys bike during Intermission next week. See you there!!

War Series Sprints Return to I-35 Speedway this Saturday Night!!!

July 30th, 2016

So many great things happening at I-35 Speedway in the coming weeks with none bigger than this week’s racing action with USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Modifieds, Chargers, Pure Stocks, E-Modifieds and the always heart pounding War Sprint Cars! Last time the Sprint Cars raced they had us on our feet at the finish with side by side racing to the checkers! Speaking of side by side and wheel to wheel racing, that is what we expect at I-35 Speedway in all our exciting weekly divisions. Last week on Kaster Celebration Night we witnessed Dennis Fair put his 1929 Essex in McCarthy Auto Group winners circle in the MOVR class, Corey Myers would claim the win in E-Modified, Mark Billings would pick up win number three in a row in MLS, Pure Stock would be Carson Masoner continuing his winning ways, Charger saw a “Moose” win as Houston Johnson took the checkers. B-Modified tamed by Steve Starmer as he won his third of the year, Stock was dominated by the Thunderbird and Jason Estes, with Modified “Attacked” by Zach Sanders!!!!!!

Always the best in racing action as we continue to roll through the 2016 season! This week is Wild Hair and Crazy Shoe Night at I-35 Speedway so let’s have some fun as theme night continues! For those like me with no hair to work with, mismatched shoes may be the option!! Please remember Kids Night 8/6/2016 when we give out backpacks and school supplies getting the kiddos ready for the upcoming school year. You can drop your donations off at the front office ticket window here at I-35 Speedway this Saturday so we can get them organized and ready to hand out as kids arrive on August 6th. Thank you for your generous donations!

Smokin’ Trackside BBQ & Brew Bash is coming August 12-13 in Winston, Missouri!! Racing and BBQ-A great combo! Go to: www.I-35Speeday.net and check out the registration form. $750 for Grand Champion, $450 Reserve Grand. Paying $10 places starting at $250 for first in each category. A total purse of $4,000. A J Gaither Band will be there Friday to play for your pleasure. After the BBQ awards on Saturday all teams can buy one ticket, get one FREE to attend the races Saturday night. And your stay is free overnight. And yes, they have a beer garden! This is a Qualifier folks. Only 15 teams needed to qualify. So get your motors running and race up to the Winston, Missouri Smokin’ Trackside BBQ & Brew Bash for August 12-13! If anyone is interested in becoming a CBJ, go to the website and fill out your registration form. Thursday 6-10 pm. $75 for KCBS members, $105 for non-members which includes your KCBS membership! Hurry and sign up for cookers or students. Registration has been extended! Go to the website and click on Smokin Trackside & BBQ & Brew Bash today!!

Only one place to be on Saturday Night, I-35 Speedway where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!

Kaster Celebration Night at I-35 Speedway!!!

July 25th, 2016

Kicking of Kaster Celebration Night at the Races Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers would roar to the track and see Dennis Fair #7 win both his heat race and the feature on this night of competition. Fair would be challenged late by big mover of the race Ron LeFholz #20L who would charge to second and third place finisher Chris Heitman #39. Fourth place would go to Jack Simmons #J2 with Andy Wiles #53 rounding out the nights top five. Other heat race winner was Dave Petty Jr #46.

Dennis Fair #7, MOVR Feature Winner!

E-Modified would again see great racing action from start to finish as Matt Dorssom #3D and Corey Myers battling to the checkers. When the smoke cleared in post-race, Corey Myers #15 was declared the winner. Randy Smith Jr #20X would have another solid race finishing second with Matthew Lance #12x racing through the pack to claim the third spot. Fourth place would see Jason Marrant #33, who continues to impress, hold off a hard charge by Jorden Dawson #J90 the fifth place finisher. Heat race winners were Kyle Henning #1 and #19X of Joshua Munsen.

Cory “The Intimidator” Myers #15, E-Modified Feature Winner

Midwest Lightning Sprints would be small in number but high in quality with great side by side racing. Tony Layne #9S would take the early lead with Ryan Secrist #49 challenging every lap of competition until Paden Moreland #19 would get by and battle Layne for the top spot. As Layne and heat race winner Moreland would enter turn 3 and 4 they would get together with Layne flipping, taking him from contention on the track. When the race resumed and green again was shown to the field Mark Billings #51 would make his move and win his third feature in a row at I-35 Speedway. Secrist would finish second on the night with the #2 of Jason Billups a close third. Fourth would belong to Ken Billings #85 with Tyler Miller #25M racing to a solid fifth on the night.

“Mighty” Mark Billings #51, MLS Feature Winner!

Pure Stock would see Carson Masoner #20X flex his muscle and find McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle for the ninth time in 2016. Cody King #29 continues his streak of top five finishes with a second place showing on the night. Beau Wells #555 would race his way to third with Nathen Dawson #03D fourth. Fifth place would go to heat race winner Austin McKinzie #09. Other heat race winner was Tobin Bartlett #28.

“The Gamer” Carson Masoner #20X, Pure Stock Feature Winner!

Chargers would see Houston Johnson #97 take the early lead and never relinquish picking up the feature win. Hall of Famer Buz Kaster #54 would finish second holding off heat race winner Mich Ross #98M who would end the night third. John Hanson #54D, in a rare Charger appearance, would finish fourth with Marty Powell #9P fifth.

“Moose” Houston Johnson #97, Charger Feature Winner!

USRA B-Modifieds charged to the track and entertained as the best drivers in racing would compete on the near perfect racing surface. Heat race winner Jim Blazina #3 and other heat race winner Shadren Turner #17T would battle side by side the first circuit until Steve Starmer #11S would work his way past. Turner would develop mechanical issues and be forced to retire from the race as Starmer would continue to hold off all challengers. Nic Hanes #17X would try Starmer both high and low to no avail as Starmer would visit McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle for the third time this 2016 racing season. Hanes would be forced to settle for second with Bud Wilson #20X ending the feature third. Tony Manley #3X would move through the pack and race among the leaders placing fourth with Ed Noll #15 rounding out the nights top five.

“Storming” Steve Starmer #11S, USRA B-Modified Feature Winner!

USRA Stock Car would witness Jason Estes #997 pick up his seventh win of the 2016 racing season and add to his point lead. Estes would win both his heat race and the feature on this night of competition with other heat race winner Mich Ross #34 coming home second. Sam Scott #93 would recover from an early race mishap to place third with Craig Reynolds #14XX fourth. Fifth place would go to John Boller Jr #20X who was in contention the entire feature event.

“Racin” Jason Estes #997, USRA Stock Car Feature Winner!

USRA Modifieds would see heat race winner Austin Johnson #98 Take the early lead and use the high line to perfection and appear to be the car to beat. As the race progressed, Zach Sanders #69 would use a perfect slide job taking the lead from Johnson and cruising to McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Dennis Elliott #29 would race his way to second moving Johnson to third on the night. Fourth place would go to Shane Lawson #17$ with Dalton Kirk #30 a solid fifth place showing. Other heat race winner was Richard Layne #0.

“ZachAttack” Zach Sanders #69, USRA Modified Feature Winner!

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all our fans for braving the heat and enjoying a night of great racing action. We hope everyone enjoyed Kaster Celebration Night at the Races and see everyone next week for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!!

Great Racing Action Roars Into I-35 Speedway this Saturday Night 7/23/2016!!!!!

July 12th, 2016

The very best of the best will be in action this Saturday at I-35 Speedway on Kaster Celebration Night with USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Modifieds, Chargers, Pure Stocks, E-Modifieds, Midwest Lightning Sprints and Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers.

Reminding all fans we will start the heat races 30 minutes later at 7:30 pm allowing the sun to be a little lower and the bleachers shade the grandstands even more for your comfort. I-35 Speedway reminds everyone that Trackside Bar and Grill along with the suites are air conditioned for your comfort as well. Our great Concession Stand will be serving up cold water and drinks along with your favorite foods. Beer Shack will be in full swing for those 21 years of age or older to quench that thirst with your favorite brew. Funnel Cake Stand will have cold water and drinks for the thirst along with that sweet, sweet goodness they prepare. Trackside Bar and Grill open before, during and after the races for your dining pleasure with mouthwatering chicken strips, cheeseburgers, tenderloins, hamburgers and so much more to feed that hunger in the comfort of the air conditioned dining room.

Let’s cool off during our 10 minute Intermission with “Over the Head” Sponge Pass just for fun. Reminding everyone again it will be Kaster Celebration Night at the Races as we honor one of the nicest families in racing.

Let’s have some fun this Saturday Night at I-35 Speedway where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!!

Adults $12, Seniors (62 and over) $10, Children 7-12 $6, Kids under six FREE, pit

Feels Like the First Time for Jason Hughes at I-35 Speedway

July 20th, 2016

Westville, Oklahoma – On Saturday night for the first time in his career Jason Hughes claimed an USMTS Modified win at I-35 Speedway (Winston, Missouri). Piloting his West Siloam Pawn #12 Hughes/Mullins Racing Engine Modified, Hughes wired the field for the $3,000 payday, which marked his 11th win of 2016.

United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) competition took Jason Hughes to Dodge County Speedway (Kasson, Minnesota) on Thursday evening for the first night of a three race swing. With 26 cars entered, mechanical issues in his heat race left Hughes starting 25th on the grid for the 42-lap finale. Despite starting on the tail of the field, Jason charged through the field twenty positions, notching a 5th place finish behind Rodney Sanders, Jason Cummins, Brandon Davis and Cade Dillard.

Following the USMTS to Fayette County Speedway (West Union, Iowa) on Friday night, Jason finished 3rd in his heat race, which set him up with the 9th-starting position for the feature. Breaking into the Top 5, Hughes advanced six positions in the 42-lapper, posting a 3rd-place finish behind Zack VanderBeek and Cade Dillard. Rodney Sanders and Stormy Scott rounded out the top five.

Closing out the triple-header on Saturday, 34 USMTS Modifieds signed in at I-35 Speedway (Winston, Missouri) for the 8th Annual Seeburg Mufflers Missouri Meltdown. Passing two cars in his heat, Hughes landed a runner-up finish behind Jesse Sobbing, which earned him the 2nd-starting spot for the feature alongside Sobbing. Storming into the lead on the drop of the green flag, Jason led all 42-laps, picking up his 11th win of the season and a $3,000 payday. Jesse Sobbing, Cade Dillard, Matt Dotson, and Rodney Sanders trailed Hughes across the finish line.

“I was having a little trouble in lapped traffic, but it got kind of fun there trying to get by the lapped cars too before that caution,” Hughes said. “Then I saw somebody dive in on me on that last restart, but I knew if I hit that top and stayed there they probably couldn’t clear me. It definitely feels great to finally get an USMTS win at this place.”

Jason continues to lead the MSD Central Region standings and RealTruck.com Northern Region point standings,
while Hughes Race Cars leads the Manufacturers Championship points. Complete results from these events can be found at www.USMTS.com .

Jason now looks ahead to a busy week with the USMTS. Action opens on Monday night at Iowa State Fair Speedway (Des Moines, Iowa) before shifting to Southern Iowa Speedway (Oskaloosa, Iowa) on Tuesday evening. Friday and Saturday will take the team to I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Nebraska) for a pair of events that will be held in conjunction with the 6th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals. For more information on the events, please visit www.USMTS.com .

Jason Hughes would like to thank his sponsors including Cates Recycling, Pig-N-Out, Red Tail Tackle, AFCO Brakes, West Siloam Pawn, Gressel Racing, Hughes Racing Chassis, Mullins Race Engines, D and G Directional Drilling, 45 Pipeline Services, JRI Shocks, Hanson Tire Service, Braka Operating, Sunoco Race Fuels, Mert’s Truck Center, SAEF Custom Finishing, Wheeler Metals Rainbow Graphics, Hooker Harness, Quarter Master, Beyea Custom Headers, Ultra-Shield Race Products, MB Machine & Tool, T&D Machine Products, Callies, Quick Car Racing Products, Dan Olson Racing Products, FSR Radiators & Racing Products, Tiger Rear Ends, Driven Racing Oil, Sweet Mfg, Real Racing Wheels, Rod End Supply, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For more information on Jason Hughes, please visit www.JasonHughes12.com .

After 14 tries, Hughes takes his first USMTS trophy out of Winston

July 19th, 2016

WINSTON, Mo.– Jason Hughes nailed down his tenth USMTS Caseys Cup victory Saturday night in the 8th Annual Seeburg Mufflers Missouri Meltdown at the I-35 Speedway.

Although Hughes led all 42 laps of the race, he was never more than a few car lengths ahead of his closest pursuer.

“I was having a little trouble in lapped traffic, but it got kind of fun there trying to get by the lapped cars too before that caution,” Hughes said. “Then I saw somebody dive in on me on that last restart, but I knew if I hit that top and stayed there they probably couldn’t clear me.”

Jesse Sobbing, who stated on the pole next to Hughes, battled inside the top five throughout the race and came on strong late in the race.

Following the third caution of the race with seven laps to go, Sobbing muscled his way past Cade Dillard for second and set his sights on Hughes.

And although he got within a car length or two, Hughes was unwilling to give Sobbing the mistake he needed him to make.

Oddly enough for Hughes, it was the defendingUSMTS national champs career-first win at the I-35 Speedway after 14 previous starts and padded his bank account to the tune of $3,000 for the effort.

Dillard, who held down the second spot and challenged Hughes consistently for a majority of the laps, settled for third at the finish line with Matt Dotson and Rodney Sanders completing the top five.

Stormy Scott, Tanner Mullens, Dereck Ramirez, Johnny Scott and Masen Big Eagle filled out the rest of the top ten finishes.

This Monday, July 18, the tireless USMTS titans return to the Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines, Iowa, for some unfinished business from last month.

Rained out June 14 after heat races were completed, all thats left to do is run the main event. Ryan Mikkelson, Jesse Sobbing, Ricky Thornton Jr., Cade Dillard, Todd Shute, Daniel Hilsabeck, Kevin Stoa and Jason Hughes will fill the first four rows of the feature race.

Twenty-three drivers were on hand last time, and new drivers not already locked in can show up and start behind the drivers already qualified for the feature race by paying the entry fee of $125. Up to 28 cars will be able start the $3,000-to-win, $250-to-start feature race.

Stock Cars, Trucks and Hobby Stocks will also be racing (track rules apply). Hot laps start at 6:00 with racing at 6:30.

The Iowa State Fair Speedway is a semi-banked half-mile dirt oval located on the east side of Des Moines at 30th St. and University Ave. For more information, call (515) 802-0408 or check out www.iowastatefairspeedway.com online.

On Tuesday, July 19, the series returns to the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the 11th Annual USMTS Summer Classic, and the final event in the MSD Central Region will take place on Friday and Saturday, July 22-23, during the 6th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb.

The Chateau Raceway in Lansing, Minn., hosts the USMTS on Friday, July 29, and the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., will be the site of the final points race in the RealTruck.com Northern Region on Saturday, July 30,

The top 15 in final points and any others with perfect attendance in each of the regions will punch their ticket to the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental, which begins Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Hughes, Grant, Hanes and Burnett all Claim Wins at I-35 Speedway Winston, MO!!!

July 19th, 2016

Kicking off a night of exciting racing action War Series Sprints would set the stage with a dash to the checkers. Heat race winner Clinton Boyles #77 would take the early lead pulling away from the field until a late race caution would bunch the competitors for a mad dash to the line. Throughout the feature one driver would find the high line and make his march to the front passing all challengers. As the green was waved on the restart, Justin Grant #75K would continue on the high side and pass Boyles for the feature win with a side by side finish having fans on their feet. Boyles would end the night second with Korey Weyant #99 a very close third place showing. Fourth place would belong to the always fast Chris Parkinson #65 with other heat race winner Mitchell Moore #51 rounding out the nights top five. Other heat race winner was #21 of Ryan Kitchen.
Casey Burnett #23B, E-Modified Feature Winner

E-Modified would roar to the track with great racing from start to finish. Casey Burnett #23B would again find the fast 3/8ths mile Speedway to his liking and pick up win number two on the 2016 racing season. Randy Smith Jr #20X would again show poise and character placing a very close second on the night with Josh Munsen #19X big mover of the race third. Heat race winner Austin Bouzek #14 would finish fourth with Robert Fisk #31B back in form ending the feature fifth. Other heat race winners were Jason Marrant #33 and Jim Masoner Jr #66X.

With a full field of USRA B-Modified competitors the racing was hot, heavy, lean and green with Nic Hanes #17X standing tall in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Heat race winner Hanes would take the early lead and never relinquish holding off all challengers to claim his third victory of the 2016 racing season at I-35 Speedway. Other heat race winner Tim Eaton #211 would challenge Hanes falling a little short placing second on this night with Riley Whitworth #R63 impressing on his first trip to the track a close third. Other heat race winner Yancy Shepard #22Y would battle to the line with another heat race winner Shadren Turner #17t with Shepard fourth and Turner fifth on the night.

USMTS Modifieds would not disappoint the capacity crowd with exciting racing throughout the 24 car starting grid. With 35 USRA Modifieds two B-Features where ran to narrow the field to the fastest and best of the best. Jason Hughes #12 would take the early lead and never look back on his way to victory and large paycheck with a show of epic proportion. Hughes would be challenged every lap of the feature by a very fast heat race winner Jesse Sobbing #99 who would have to settle for second on this night of competition. Third and fourth would see a battle of heat race winners as Cade Dillard #97D would hold off a very fast #88D of Matt Dotson in a race to the checkers. Rodney Sanders #20 would race his way to the front and round out the night’s top five. Other heat race winner was Brock Bauman #6.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank USMTS and War Sprints for great shows on the night. We would like to thank all drivers and fans for another night of great racing action.

USMTS and War Sprint Cars Invade I-35 Speedway Together for One Big Show!!!!!!

July 16th, 2016

War Series Sprints and USMTS Modifieds together for one big show of epic proportions at I-35 Speedway this Saturday Night for the first time ever!! Come watch the very best compete on the fast 3/8th mile track for this big night of racing action like non other you’ve witnessed. Casey Shuman and Todd Staley both ready to rock and roll with their traveling series as our local drivers want to prove they can compete on the highest level of competition. Simply the very best for your racing entertainment as we will also see USRA B-Modified and E-Modified in action with side by side racing we’ve come to expect on the fast smooth speedway.

This is one race you do not want to miss, call your friends, neighbors and family and tell them to meet you at I-35 Speedway this Saturday Night for the very best in dirt track racing!!

Fireworks Spectacular Moved to Saturday 7/9/2016!!!!

July 5th, 2016

Mother Nature may have put a damper on the Fireworks for this past weekend but not for next as we move on to July 9th 2016. Great racing action including USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Modifieds, Chargers, Pure Stocks, E-Modifieds, Mod Lites, and Midwest Lightning Sprints all performing at the top of their game will see action this Saturday Night at I-35 Speedway. Our Fireworks Spectacular will be after the races lighting up the sky as we celebrate our 240 years of freedom.

Heartland Missions and Motorsports Kids Power Wheels will be in action during Intermission as the future of our sport competes. Remember parents of Power Wheels racers, you must give Carley or Rick your child’s name and car number to compete. Robbie Skipper will be checking all Power Wheels for safety and legality before and after the race. I’m asking for volunteers to help score the Power Wheels as it can get hectic at the finish line!

Reminding all fans of our great Concession Stand with all your favorites, and for the adults, the Beer Shack serving up a refreshing brew to quench that thirst. Crazy Carl Kaster’s Souvenir Stand with T-Shirts, Hoodies, Sweatshirts, Die-Cast Cars, and many more items to add to your night of fun. Trackside Bar and Grill is open before, during and after the races for your dining enjoyment and of course the Funnel Cake Stand with those sweet and tasty treats.

Come on out this Saturday Night 7/9/2016 for the best in dirt track racing, I-35 Speedway in Winston, MO. Great racing action, Power Wheels at Intermission and Fireworks Spectacular after the races!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

See all at I-35 Speedway where there is always more, “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!

Fireworks Spectacular at I-35 Speedway this Saturday Night!!!

July 2nd, 2016

The Fireworks Spectacular is this Saturday Night at I-35 Speedway with great racing action on tap we’ve come to expect. USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, Chargers, Pure Stocks, E-Modifieds, Midwest Lightning Sprints and Missions & Motorsports Kids Power Wheels all seeing action on this night of great racing action. After the exciting racing action, sit back and enjoy one of the biggest and best Fireworks Spectacular displays ever at I-35 Speedway. “Fill the Bleachers Blue” is our theme for the night as we would like to see all fans wear a Royals Blue shirt to the race track!

Best drivers, smooth fast track, fireworks after the races and great family entertainment means fun for all on the 4th of July Weekend at I-35 Speedway. Point battles are heating up in all classes as we near the middle of the racing season with all drivers wanting that win on the fast 3/8ths mile Speedway.

Reminding all Missions & Motorsports Kids Mods Parents, Remember you must tell Carley Bowling or Rick Staley your child’s name and car number in order for them to race. I’m also looking for a few volunteers to help score the Power Wheels as it is a mad scramble to the checkers! Reminding all Power Wheels competitors you must have a readable number on your car to compete as Power Wheels Tech Man Robbie Skipper will be checking all racers at Intermission.

Gates open 4:30, Hot Laps 6:15, Races start at 7:00 pm.

Grandstands Adults $12, Seniors (62 & over) $10, Children 7-12 years $6, Kids under six (6) FREE and parking is free, Pit Passes $30, Suites Adults $18, Suites Seniors $16.

Trackside Bar & Grill open before, during and after the races for your dining pleasure!

Brown Construction Night at the Races Big at I-35 Speedway!

June 28th, 2016

E-Modified would kick off a night of great racing action as Matt Dorssom #3d would pick his way through the pack and claim his 9th victory of the 2016 racing season at I-35 Speedway. Dorssom would out duel heat race winner Randy Smith Jr #20x who would lead early and end the feature second. Corey Myers #15 would also mount a charge and race his way to third with Daniel Harris #07 finishing a solid fourth place. Other heat race winner Manlee Lamar #4m would be in win contention all race and finish the night with his first top five of 2016.

Pure Stock would not disappoint with great side by side racing to the checkers as Jay Barnes #99j would pick up his second win in as many trips to I-35 Speedway in 2016. Barnes and second place finisher Conner Masoner #47x, who were both heat race winners, would race one and two the entire feature with Barnes using the high line to get by Masoner and on to McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Third place would belong to point leader Carson Masoner #20x as he would come from back to front holding a very fast Anthony Persell #87 to finish fourth. Chris Christofferson #17c would start deep in the field and race to a solid fifth on the night.
Jay Barnes #99J, Pure Stock Feature Winner!

Chargers would see Houston Johnson #97 win both heat race and feature on this night of racing action. Johnson would be challenged late by current point leader Buz Kaster #54 who would recover from a near spin to finish second. Mich Ross continues to find speed in his #98m Charger as he would place third with Marty Powell #9p finishing fourth. Billie Hoover #54d doing double duty would round out the nights top five.

Midwest lightning Sprints would be low in number but high in quality as they took to the tack. Ken Billings #85 would take the early lead until his son Mark Billings #51 would race by him and take the lead on lap number four. Mark Billings would not be denied on this night of racing action and see the checkers first claiming win number one of the 2016 racing season. Jason Billups #2 would challenge Billings to no avail and have to settle for second with heat race winner Tom Brown #B20 a close third. Paden Moreland #19 would finish fourth on the night with one time leader Ken Billings slipping to fifth.

I-35 Speedway was proud to see the All-Star Midget Series roll out on the fast 3/8ths mile speedway for the first time in 2016. Merril Lamb #7rs would take the lead early and never relinquish holding all challengers at bay picking up the feature win. Broc Hunnell #73 would drive a smooth clean feature and end the night second with heat race winner Dustin Gilbert #3 third. Rick Murcko #48m would battle to the checkers taking fourth place with current point leader Robert Bell #71 rounding out the nights top five. Other heat race winner was Chad Frewaldt #4f who would spin in turn #2 taking him from win contention.

USRA B-Modifieds would charge to the track and put on one of the best shows of the night. Randy Ainsworth #57 would take the early lead as he and Bud Wilson #20x would race wheel to wheel and side by side swapping the lead. As the laps wound down, heat race winner Steve Starmer #11s would chase down the leaders using the extreme high line to perfection. Starmer would pass both Ainsworth and Wilson claiming his second win of the 2006 racing at I-35 Speedway. One time leader Wilson would finish second with Ainsworth a very close third. Big mover and shaker of the feature was Ed Noll #15 as he would race through the field of competitors to place fourth with other heat race winner Coleman Browning #83 placing fifth.

USRA Stock Car would see the familiar face of heat race winner Dean Wray #77 standing tall in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle as he would lead every lap of the feature to win. Other heat race winner Jason Estes #997 would challenge Wray every step of the way placing second on the night. Billie Hoover #21h would hold off Craig Reynolds #14xx as the two raced to the checkers third and fourth. Fifth place would belong to Mich Ross #34 as he continues to notch top five finishes.

USRA Modifieds would see Dennis Elliott #29 make it two feature wins in a row as he and Derrick Hick #78 would battle to the checkers. Heat race winner Elliott would use his familiar low line with Hicks high as the two would go back and forth throughout the feature until the last lap as Elliott would slide high taking Hick’s line and take the win. Hicks would finish second as Tanner Mullins #02 would end the night third on his first visit to I-35 Speedway this 2016 racing season. Zach Sanders #69, who had trouble in his heat race, would start in the rear of the field and race to a solid fourth with other heat race winner Ryan Schaffer #R21 fifth on the night.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all those that participated in the “Wild Hat Challenge” during Intermission with first and second receiving a free admission ticket to I-35 Speedway. We also witnessed the backwards foot race between Carley Q and Midget driver Merril Lamb. It was a dash and photo finish with Merril winning by a backside and claiming the $20 Race Director Carl Flowers put up for the race. Join us next week for our Fireworks Spectacular after the great racing and also the Missions and Motorsports Kids Power Wheels during our ten minute Intermission. See everyone at I-35 Speedway where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!

I-35 Speedway Roars Back into Action this Saturday Night!!!!

June 25th, 2016

With Racin for Rian in the books as one of our biggest nights of the year, let’s keep the momentum rolling this week with USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Modifieds, Chargers, E-Modifieds, Pure Stocks, and Midwest Lightning Sprints all seeing action! Who will park in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle this week as the point battles are heating up and the racing fast and furious as the very best compete.

Intermission will be 10 minutes as Carley Q has thrown out the gauntlet and challenged any and all drivers to a foot race on the front straight! Who will answer the call and step up to the line and race this young lady, Danan Knott has accepted the challenge, what other drivers will take the chance of getting out ran by a girl!! Remember it is “Wild Hat Challenge” night so be sure and dig out the wildest hat in the closet as we will have a contest to see which the winner is!

Please visit our superb Concession Stand serving up all your favorites and Track Side Bar and Grill open early, during, and after the races for your dining convenience. Funnel Cakes are served hot and sweet along with great Coca Cola Products. See “Beer Girl” Tammy for all your adult beverage needs in the Beer Shack and “Crazy” Carl Kaster in the red light district for all your souvenir needs. Jessica Oskvig, High Maintenance Photos and Judy Staley Photography will have you covered for all your winners’ circle and action pictures.

Gates open 4:30, Hot Laps 6:15, Races start at 7:00 pm.
Grandstands Adults $12, Seniors (62 & over) $10, Children 7-12 years $6, Kids under six (6) FREE and parking is free, Pit Passes $30, Suites Adults $18, Suites Seniors $16.

See everyone this Saturday Night for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”, I-35 Speedway!!!!!

Racin for Rian and Caseys General Store Night at I-35 Speedway!!!

June 22nd, 2016

E-Modified would start off the night of great racing action with a full field of competitors all dueling for the feature win. Heat race winner Casey Burnett #23b would take the early lead making the best of a front row starting position with other heat race winner Matthew Lance #12x right on his heels as the two would battle for the front. Current point leader and other heat race winner Matt Dorssom #3d would start his move through traffic chasing down the leaders as the laps started to wind down.

Dorssom would use the aid of a late race caution to close in on Burnett and make his move on the last lap claiming victory number eight on the 2016 racing season at I-35 Speedway. Burnett would end the night second with Lance a smooth and consistent third place showing. Fourth would belong to Justin Asher #74 who would hold off the hard charge of b-feature winner Randy Smith Jr #20x who would place fifth. Other heat race winner was Kit Bailey #77. With a nice gesture, Matt Dorssom would donate $250 of his winnings to the Racin for Rian cause on this night.

“Mad Do0g” Matt Dorssom #3d, E-Modified Feature Winner!

Pure Stock would follow with a familiar face in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle as heat race winner Carson Masoner would lead every lap in car #20x and claim his seventh win of 2016. Masoner would be challenged every lap by second place finisher and other heat race winner Cody King #29 who continues to place consistently in the top five each week. Chris Christofferson #17c would charge through the pack placing third with Conner Masoner #47x fourth with #09 of Austin McKinzie fifth.

“The Gamer” Carson Masoner #20x, Pure Stock Feature Winner!

Chargers would roar to the track next and see a great battle as Tim Shields #42t would take the early lead until Houston Johnson #97would use the high line to perfection, passing Shields and picking up the feature win. Shields would place second as heat race winner Buz Kaster #54 would end the feature third. Marty Powell #9p would place fourth with Mich Ross #98m rounding out the top five.

“Moose” Houston Johnson #97, Charger Feature Winner!

Midwest Lightning Sprints would enter the speedway and see Tom Brown #B20 take the early lead and never relinquish as he would pick up his second feature win of the year. Second place would go to heat race winner Mark Billings #51 with Tyler Miller #25m a close third. Ken Billings #85 would take the fourth spot with Jason Billups #2 finishing fifth.

Tom Brown #B20, Midwest Lightning Sprint Feature Winner!

Mod Lites would go green to white to checkers in their feature event as heat race winner Dillon Rafferty #46 would lead every lap on his way to the win. Justin Rafferty #75 would finish second with Mike Rafferty #7jc third. Other heat race winner Travis Alexander #36 would end the night fourth with Jeff Rafferty #98 ending the night fifth place.

Dillon Rafferty #46, Mod Lite Feature Winner!

USRA B-Modifieds would see heat race winner Steven Clancy #12c lead every lap to the checkers and pick up the big paycheck on Racin for Rian night at I-35 Speedway. Clancy would be challenged every lap by both Doug Keller #7 and Tim Eaton #211 to the finish. Keller would get by Clancy as a yellow flag would fall on the speedway moving Clancy back to the point. Keller would mount another charge but have to settle for second with other heat race winner Eaton third. Randy Ainsworth #57 would race his way to fourth with Ed Noll #15 coming home fifth position. Other heat race winner was Andy Bryant #28 who would develop problems forcing him from contention. Clancy would donate $500 of his winnings to Racin for Rian.

USRA Stock Car would not disappoint with great side by side racing from start to finish. Heat race winner Trevor Hunt #33h would start on the front row and lead every lap taking home the victory in his Phillip Snodgrass prepared race car. Challengers would put pressure on the leader many times as Jason Estes #997 would finish second with Mich Ross #34 third. The always consistent #88 of Jeff Dixon would place fourth and Billie Hoover #21h fifth. Other heat race winner was Sam Scott #93 who was among the front runners the entire feature until a spin on the last lap took him from contention.

Trever Hunt #33h, USRA Stock Car Feature Winner!

USRA Modifieds would see one of the best features of the night with the lead changing several times. Dennis Elliott #29 would take the lead using the low side of the track with Derrick Hicks #78 up high. The two would race wheel to wheel throughout the feature until Zach Sanders #69 would move to the point passing Elliott for the lead. Elliott would not be denied and race back to the inside of Sanders. As these two raced side by side enter Hicks back into the picture passing both Sanders and Elliott on the high side taking over the lead. On the last lap Elliott would dive to the low side passing Hicks claiming his first win of the 2016 racing season at I-35 Speedway. Hicks would finish a very close second with big mover of the race Houston Johnson bringing his #97 home third. Heat race winner Ed Noll #15 would finish fourth with Richard Layne #0 ending a night of great racing action fifth. Other heat race winner was Cory Wray #69n.

“Big Daddy” Dennis Elliott #29 USRA Modified Feature Winner!

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all our drivers and fans for another great night of racing action and family fun. We would like to thank Wilson/Murphy Family for the donations of the four kid’s bikes given away during Intermission. Congratulations to Creed Wilson, Zoe Epperson, Elizabeth Kenny and Kayson Doyle on winning the bikes!

See everyone next Saturday Night for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!

Racin for Rian Night at I-35 Speedway this Saturday at I-35 Speedway!!!!!!

June 18th, 2016

The 5th annual “Racin for Rian” is this Saturday, June 18, 2016 at I-35 Speedway. Each year this event has grown. Sponsors jump on board and add money, this year the USRA A-Mods will pay $1000 to win (sponsored by Johnson Racing), USRA B-Mods will pay $1000 to win (sponsored by Bud Wilson Racing), USRA Stock Cars will pay $800 to win (sponsored by Boller Motorsports and W-W Motorsports), and the E-Mods will pay $450 to win (sponsored by The Auto Shawp). This will be a great night of racing, but let’s understand how we got here.

In 2010, Bud and Amanda Wilson lost baby Rian, who was born 4 months early. They had her for a total of 30 hours. What they did not realize was Saint Luke’s hospital had a family fund.
This fund, controlled by the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provided a package of their lost daughter. Instead of bringing home a baby they brought home a package which included a lock of her hair, pictures of her in a dress which are donated by one of the nurses, and other items. This touched their hearts to the point they went to I-35 Speedway owners, Mike and Kyle Johnson, and asked to create a race in honor of their daughter. That race is “Racin for Rian”.

The Wilson’s have collected and donated over $12,000 to the Saint Luke’s NICU family fund in the last four years. They gain this money through sponsorships, through t-shirts sales, and through the drivers doing a collection in the grandstands. Racin’ for Rian shirts are currently on sale please contact Paula Wilson Murphy at 660-635-0639. As a race fan purchasing a shirt is helping with this event.

The real question is who will come and support this event of racers giving back to the community? Here is the list of winners of this bonus money: A Mods, 2012 and 2013 Ritchie Gustin, 2014 it was Kerry Davis, and 2015 was Nic Bidinger, in the B Mod class the winner the past two year of the bonus money has been Chad Clancy, will he return to defend his titles, in the Stock Cars the winners have been Thomas Roberts in 2014 and Dean Wray in 2015. The Racin for Rian E Mod defending champion is Anthony Asher. Last year Clancy donated back $300 to the cause. Who will take home the winnings in 2016?

I-35 Speedway is located at exit 64 off Interstate 35. Make plans now to assist the racing community in supporting our local community. Gates open at 4:00 P.M., hot laps at 6:15 P.M., and racing begins at 7:00 P.M. Adults are $12, Seniors (62 and over) $10, Children 7 to 12 are $6 and younger than 7 are free

Andrew Kosiski Wins SLMR Late Model Feature at I-35 Speedway on Malvern Bank Night at the Races!

June 14th, 2016

SLMR Late Models would tackle I-35 Speedway for the first time ever and see a first time winner in victory lane as Andrew Kosiski #53 would pass a fast Corey Zeitner #26jr to claim the win. Kosiski would work past Zeitner on the inside and never look back on his way to the checkers and the big pay day. Zeitner would fade slightly late as Don Smith #18 would finish second moving Zeitner to third on the night. Ben Schaller #98 would charge to the front and place fourth holding the #24 of Bill Leighton Jr who would finish fifth on the night. Extremely fast racing on the smooth 3/8ths mile of dirt with an outstanding show by all Late Model Drivers!

E-Modified would charge to the track and see heat race winner Matt Dorssom #3d pick up win #7 on this 2016 racing season at I-35 Speedway. Dorssom would lead every lap of the feature race putting his race car in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle holding off second place finisher Steven Glenn #26j. Third place would see the always fast and competitive Randy Smith Jr #20x battle to the checkers finishing third with other heat race winner Paul Lanfermann II #16g coming home in the fifth position. Other heat race winner was Daniel Harris #07 who would be involved in an on track incident taking him from win contention. B Feature winner was Robert Fisk #31b transferring him to the A Main.

Pure Stock would follow and put on a great show for the crowd as we would see a new winner at I-35 Speedway with heat race winner Tobin Bartlett #28 claiming the win. Bartlett and point leader Carson Masoner #20x would battle for the lead early until Masoner would develop mechanical issue after a caution and retire from the feature. Bartlett would then be challenged by Conner Masoner #47x who would come up a little short and place second holding other heat race winner Cody King #29, who was among the leaders all night, to finish third. Fourth place would belong to Lane Chew #37 as he recovered from an early race mishap with Austin McKinzie #09 rounding out the nights top five.

Chargers would see the point battle tighten as Houston Johnson #97 would pick up the feature win holding point leader Buz Kaster #54 to finish second on the night. Johnson would hold off all challengers on his way to the win as Ryan Schaffer #54s, in a rare appearance in a Charger, would place third. Bobby Lopez #1L would finish the night fourth with Dale Eaton #63 placing fifth. Heat race winner was Marty Powell #9p who developed mechanical issues taking him from the race.

USRA B-Modifieds would be in fine form as they took to the near perfect track for their feature race. Heat race winner Shadren Turner #17t would take the early lead and hold the top spot in the beginning stages of the race. As the race progressed, other heat race winner Doug Keller #7 would use the high line to perfection taking the lead from Turner, never looking back, and on to McCarthy Auto Group Victory Lane. This would be Keller’s first win at I-35 Speedway on the 2016 season. Turner would settle for second with Ed Noll #15 racing through the pack to claim third on the night. Mike Tanner #20t would have and impressive race placing fourth with point leader Randy Ainsworth #57 ending the feature fifth. Other heat race winner was Johnny McGinnis #10.

USRA Stock Cars would see a battle of familiar foes race side by side as heat race winner Dean Wray #77 and heat race winner Jason Estes #997 tamed the fast, smooth speedway. Wray and Estes would swap the lead many times with Wray gaining the advantage and the win on this night with Estes second. Jon Boller Jr would race through the field placing third with Chad Walker #04 fourth. Mich Ross #34 would be among the leaders all night and fade to finish fifth late in the feature.

USRA Modifieds would take to the track and see heat race winner Zach Sanders #69 take the early lead only to have issues in turn one sending him to the rear of the field. Dennis Elliott #29 would take over the point and appear to be the car to beat. As the race progressed another young driver, Austin Johnson #98, would make his presence felt on the high side of the race track challenging Elliott for the top spot. As all the action was taking place Zach Sanders was working back through the pack passing cars one by one on his way back to the front. When the smoke had settled Zach Sanders would pass Elliott and lead the last two circuits and claim the victory on this night of great Modified racing. Elliott would finish second with Cory Wray #69n placing third. One time leader Austin Johnson would end the night fourth with Hall of Famer Richard Layne #0 having an impressive race finishing fifth. Other heat race winner was Derrick Hicks #78 who was involved in an early race mishap.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank you the drivers and fans for another great night of racing action with 100 cars in the pits. We invite everyone back next week on Racin for Rian Night at the Races. We want to thank Joe Kosiski and the SLMR Late Models for putting on a great show for the fans. See everyone next week at I-35 Speedway where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!!!!

SLMR Late Models Invade I-35 Speedway this Saturday Night!!!!!

June 10th, 2016

SLMR Late Models will appear at I-35 Speedway for the first time ever this Saturday Night along with our exciting regular classes. Watch the best Late Model Drivers compete wheel to wheel on the fast three eighths mile of dirt as Malvern Bank is the proud sponsor. Late model legend Joe Kosiski will bring the very best drivers with sheer speed and excitement as the SLMR always electrify the crowds.

Along with Late Models we will see USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, E-Modifieds, Chargers and Pure Stock racing for the checkers. Each week the racing is exciting from start to finish and this week promises the same great competition we’ve came to expect from I-35 Speedway!

Remember Trackside Bar and Grill is open before, during and after the races for your dining entertainment with the always great concession stand on the north end of the grandstands.

Intermission will see Hula Hoops in front of the grandstands, so come one and come all and let’s watch some great racing and have some family fun this Saturday Night at I-35 Speedway where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!

UAW, Seeburg Muffler Night at I-35 Speedway!

June 8th, 2016

With over 116 cars in the pits Show Me Vintage Racers would kick off the night of great racing action. John Steenstry #22 would use heat race win momentum charging past all challengers and on to McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Damon Clevenger would put his #06 second with Dave Baldwin #4 racing his way to third. Lonnie Farley #44 would battle to the line placing fourth with Brian Strong #711 ending the feature fifth. Other heat race winner was #79 of Jeremy Steenstry.
John Steenstry #22 Show Me Vintage Winner

War Series Non-Wing Sprints would tackle the track next with newcomer to I-35 Speedway, Korey Weyant #99 parking in victory lane. Weyant would lead every lap after taking the lead to claim the win with Cody Baker #38 placing a close second. Clinton Boyles #77 would be in the mix and pass Ryan Kitchen #21to place third moving Kitchen to finish fourth. Rounding out the top five, Jordon Mallett #14 would charge through the pack claiming the spot.

E-Modifieds would enter the track and see the familiar face of Matt Dorssom #3d win both his heat race and sixth feature of the year on this night of competition. Dorssom would be challenged by second place finisher Casey Burnett #23b who would have another solid run. Great racing action ensued for third and fourth as Derek Carney #05 and #07 of Daniel Harris would race side by side the entire feature with Carney using the high line momentum to claim the third spot with Harris fourth. Another heat race winner Joshua Munsen #19x would finish the night fifth. Other heat race winner was Randy Smith Jr #20x . Hard Charger money was added to the E-Modified purse by Sheds of Northwest Missouri as Manlee Lamer #4m coming through the pack to claim the added purse.

Pure Stock would roar to the track and see Carson Masoner #20x add to his point lead by capturing both heat race and feature making it win number six on the 2016 racing season. Week two winner Austin McKinzie #09 would race through the field and place second with Jon Boller #02x finishing third. Anthony Persell #87 would again race to the front and place fourth with other heat race winner Conner Masoner #47x placing fifth on the night.

Chargers were next to race as Buz Kaster would get the lead o lap one and never look back ending the feature in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Second place would go to heat race winner Houston Johnson #97 with Jeff Dixon #54D third. Mich Ross #98m would place fourth with Bobby Lopez #1L finishing fifth.

USRA B-Modifieds would not disappoint with eight different winners in nine weeks of competition as heat race winner Dustin Miller #52m would lead every lap and see the checkers first. Miller would not be denied the win as Trever Hunt #44H would search high and low but have to settle for second behind Miller on this night. Third place would belong to Bud Wilson #20x with other heat race winner Randy Ainsworth #57 placing fourth. Chris Wright #66x would come home fifth with the Hard Charger of the race Danan Knott #18k coming through the b-feature picking up the award from Sheds of Northwest Missouri. Other heat race winner was Conner Masoner #47x with B-Feature winner Nic Hanes #17x.

USRA Stock Cars would see great side by side race action we have come to expect from this field of talented drivers. Heat race winner Billie Hoover #21h would take the early lead and appear to be the car to beat as he would lead the majority of the feature. As the race progressed point leader Jason Estes #997 would charge through the pack passing Hoover and winning the feature on this night. Thomas Roberts #65x was the big mover of the race as he would finish second with Dean Wray #77 placing a close third. The always smooth and consistent Jeff Dixon #88 would end the night fourth with Jon Boller Jr #20x fifth. Other heat race winner was #14x Jon Boller III.

USRA Modifieds would see the very best in the racing world compete with Darren Shaw #11 race his way to his first victory of the 2016 racing season. Shaw would hold off a very fast second place and other heat race winner #29 driven by Dennis Elliott as the two would race side by side with one high and one low on the race track. Last week’s feature winner Cory Wray #69n would end the night third with Derrick Hicks #78 rebounding from and early race mishap to place fourth. Other heat race winner Steven Glenn #26s would end the night of great racing action with a fifth place finish.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all our drivers and fans for another successful night and see everyone next Saturday as the Late Models come to town.

Wray, Hanes, and Estes Win on Ferrellgas Night at I-35 Speedway!!!

May 30th, 2016

After a beautiful opening ceremony honoring our fallen heroes on Memorial Weekend we witnessed a great night of racing unfold!

Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers would roar to the track with heat racer winner Andy Wiles #53 pacing the field leading the early laps. Chris Heitman #39 would rise as a contender but could not muster enough to catch the leader. Wiles would cruise to McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle claiming the win holding Heitman to second. John Steenstry #22 would place a solid third with Dennis Fair #7 moving through the pack to finish fourth with Andrew Buffington #3 rounding out the nights top five.

E-Modified would try and tame the fast, smooth speedway next and would not disappoint those in attendance. Heat race winner Matt Dorssom #3d would thread the needle coming of turn number two taking the early lead. As the race progressed Casey Burnett #23B would emerge from the pack and challenge Dorssom using the high line to perfection. Dorssom would change lines and hold off #23b to claim his fifth win of 2016 with other heat race winner Burnett a close second place. Randy Smith Jr #20x would race with the leaders the entire feature to finish third with Kyle Henning #1 placing a solid fourth. Big mover of the feature was Daniel Harris #07 who would recover from an early race mishap to end the night fifth. Other heat race winner was #12ga of Jason Nelson.

Pure Stock would see lots of on track action as the familiar face of Carson Masoner #20x would pick up win number five on the 2016 racing season at I-35 Speedway. Masoner would take the lead away from a very fast #28 of heat race winner Tobin Bartlett who would finish second holding Anthony Persell #87 to place third in the feature. Austin McKinzie #09 would recover from early race contact to place fourth with Nathan Dawson #03d placing a solid top five.

Chargers would take to the track with a first time winner in the division as Jeff Dixon #54d would see the checkers first winning the feature event. Houston Johnson #97 would place second with heat race winner Buz Kaster #54 ending the night third. Fourth would belong to Travis Walker #71 with fifth going to Marty Powell #9p.

Midwest Lightning Sprints would see heat race winner Tom Brown #B20 take the early lead and appear to be the car to beat leading all but the last half straight away. Jason Billups #2 would see Brown slip coming off turn number four opening the door on the last turn. Billups would take the lead and the win moving Brown to finish second on this night. This would be Billups first feature win at I-35 Speedway in the Midwest Lightning Sprint Division. Tyler Miller #25m would race to third with the #12 of Jon Lane fourth and Paden Moreland #19 fifth.

USRA B-Modifieds would put on the show of the night as the two heat race winners would race wheel to wheel the entire feature. Danan Knott #18k would charge to the front and outpace the field holding off challenges until the very end. Last turn of the last lap Nic Hanes #17x would make a low side move and beat Knott to the checkers and claim win number two in this 2016 racing season. Knott would finish second and congratulate Hanes in victory circle as point leader Steve Starmer #11s would finish the night third. Randy Ainsworth #57 would finish fourth with Blake Pierce #16 rounding out the nights top five.

USRA Stock Cars would again thrill the crowd with side by side racing from start to checkers. Heat race winner Jason Estes #997 would race wheel to wheel and door to door with Dean Wray #77 for the first five circuits until Wray would slip in turn four bringing out the caution. Estes would continue to lead holding off the hard charge of Jon Boller Jr #20x to win his fourth feature of 2016. Boller would work the low side to perfection coming up a little short and finishing second on the night. Third place would belong to Blake Peeler #292 with Billie Hoover #21h claiming the fourth spot. Other heat race winner Dean Wray would fade late to place fifth.

The racing would stay hot and heavy as the high flying, fire breathing, alcohol drinking, USRA Modifieds took to the track. Heat race winner Derrick Hicks #78 would jump to the lead on the high side and appear to be on his way until Dennis Elliott #29 with that familiar low line would take the point. Elliott would swap the lead with other heat race winner Zach Sanders #69 as you could throw a blanket over the top five competitors. As the laps wound down, Cory Wray #69N would emerge from the pack and take the lead with two to go and claim the win. Second would belong to Dennis Elliott with Hicks a very close third. Sanders would end the night fourth with Steven Glenn #26s ending the night’s racing action fifth.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all the drivers and fans for another successful night of racing and family fun. See everyone next Saturday Night and remember to wear those Hawaii flowery shirts and grass skirts for UAW Night at the Races.

Timberline Trading Night at I-35 Speedway

May 24th, 2016

Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers would enter the track and see Jack Simmons #J2 work his way through the pack and to the front capturing the checkers in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Chris Heitman #39 would also charge to the front and place second with heat race winner Andy Wiles #53 recovering from and early race miscue to finish third. Fourth place would see one time leader Dave Petty Jr #46 fade late with Andrew Buffington rounding out the night’s top five. Other heat race winner was the #1 of Tom Wade.

E-Modified would come onto the track next with great racing action from green to checkers. Randy Smith Jr #20x would take the lead early only to see it disappear as Matt Dorssom #3d would take over the top spot. Dorssom would hold off all challengers to claim win number four on the 2016 racing season. Current point leader Daniel Harris #07 would charge to the front to capture second with last week’s winner Casey Burnett #23b third. One time leader and heat race winner Smith would place fourth with Corey Myers #15 ending the night fifth. Other heat race winners were Matt Dorssom and Daniel Harris.

Pure Stock would see the battling Masoner brothers on the front row as the green flag would set the field racing. Heat race winner Conner Masoner #47x would take the lead early until younger brother and point leader Carson Masoner #20x would mount a march to the front passing older brother. Carson Masoner would lead going into turn four on the final lap and spin coming to the checkers handing the win over to Conner Masoner at the line. Second place would go to Cody King #29 with Carson Masoner recovering to place third. Austin McKinzie would come home fourth with Bill Rumley #23 ending the feature fifth place.

“The Young Gun” Conner Masoner #47x Pure Stock Winner

Visiting I-35 Speedway for the second time this 2016 racing season Mod Lites would take to the track. As the race shaped into a Rafferty showdown, Dillon Rafferty #46 would stand tall in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Dillon Rafferty would win heat race and feature on this night with other heat race winner Justin Rafferty #75 second. Travis Alexander #36 would be mover and shaker of the race placing third with Mike Rafferty #7jc fourth. Rounding out the night top five would be the #64 of David Rafferty.

Chargers would see the familiar face of Houston Johnson #97 win both heat race and feature with Buz Kaster #54 a close second. Jeff Dixon #54d would recover from an early race spin cycle to place third with Chris Reiff #9 fourth and Mich Ross #98m fifth.

The always entertaining and exciting USRA B-Modifieds would see Trever Hunt use heat race win momentum to charge to the front passing all challengers and claim his first feature win off 2016 at I-35 Speedway. Hunt, driving the Sam Schuller #44h, would be challenged late by 2015 Track Champion Tim Eaton whom would make the high line work and finish second. Bud Wilson #20x would be among the front runners all race and place third with the always consistent Randy Ainsworth #57 ending the night fourth. Fifth place would see 2015 B-Mod Rookie of the Year Jonathan Knotts #92jk finish fifth. Other heat race winner was Steve Starmer #11s who would lead early until a roll off turn #3 would take him from win contention.

Trever Hunt #44H USRA B-Modified Winner

USRA Stock Car would see heat race winner Dean Wray #77 make it four wins in a row as he would use a pole position starting spot to propel him out front and on to victory. Big mover of the race finding the extreme high side of the track to his liking was second place finisher Jeff Dixon #88. Jason Estes #997 would put his Thunderbird in the mix and come up a little short placing third with Jon Boller Jr# 20x placing fourth. Ending the night with a solid top five finish was Billie Hoover #21h with another consistent run. Other heat race winner was the #34 of Mich Ross.

USRA Modifieds would be in fine form on this night racing three and four wide form start to finish of their feature event. Heat race winner Cory Wray #69n would use the high side to take the early lead as Zach Sanders 69 would follow on the low side until Sanders motor would expire taking him from competition. Wray would then see Darren Shaw #11 emerge from the pack and challenge but to no avail as Wray would see the checkers first and claim his second win on the season. Shaw would finish second as Dennis Elliott #29 would end the night third. Derrick Hicks #78 would make his presence felt as he would finish fourth with Steven Glenn #26s fifth. Other heat race winner was Zach Sanders.

Intermission would see the Heartland Missions and Motorsports back in action with Ally Miller #76 picking up the win. Jake Hoover #21j would battle hard to finish second with Lillian Scott #93 rounding out the top three.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank everyone for coming out and having fun at the track. See everyone next Saturday Night for more “Dirt Trackin at its best”!!

Tompkins Industries Night at I-35 Speedway!!!!

May 17th, 2016

After a touching opening ceremonies honoring fallen Detective Brad Lancaster and deceased driver James Reed great racing action took to the track.

Show-Me Vintage Racers were the first to the track and brought back fond memories of days gone by as they raced side by side throughout the feature. Brian Strong #711 would take the early lead but falter and turn the lead over to John Steenstry #22 who would never look back and charge on to McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Steenstry was challenged late by second place finisher Mickey Fleethart #20. Pole sitter and one time leader Strong would end the night third with Jeremy Turner #11 fourth. Steve Hughs would recover from an early race mishap and place fifth on the night. Heat race winner was Damon Clevenger #6 that developed mechanical trouble taking him from contention.

John Steenstry Show-Me Vintage Racer Winner

Casey Shuman’s Non-Wing Sprints would tackle the fast smooth race track next and see veteran driver Chris Parkinson #65 lead every lap and take the checkers tying the record for most wins in the series. Steve Thomas #20 would make a gallant charge to the front and come up a little short settling for second. Ryan Kitchen #21 was in the battle all feature finishing third with Clint Boyles #77 placing fourth. The #12 of Cameron Key would round out the nights top five.

Chris Parkinson #65 War Series Non-Wing Sprint Car Winner

E-Modified was next to take to the track and what a show they would put on for the crowd. Heat race winner Daniel Harris #07 would take the early lead until problems with turn one would force him to the back of the field allowing Justin Asher #74 to inherit the lead and appear to be the car to beat. As the race progressed Casey Burnett #23B would move through the pack passing all challengers and see the checkers first winning his first ever feature. Burnett was tested late by a charging #3D of Matt Dorssom who would settle for second as other heat race winner Kyle Henning #1 was third. Daniel Harris would recover and make a remarkable comeback placing fourth with Justin Asher fading to fifth. Other heat race winner was #20x of Randy Smith Jr.

“Mighty” Casey Burnett #23B E-Modified Winner

Pure Stock would see a familiar face as Carson Masoner #20x would pick up feature win number four on the season. Masoner would take the early lead and never look back leading every lap holding off older brother Conner Masoner #47X who placed second. Cody King #29 would again run another solid race finishing third with Tobin Bartlett #28 a close fourth. Chris Christofferson was among the front runners all night and would place fifth. Other heat race winner was #87 Anthony Persell.

“The Gamer” Carson Masoner #20x Pure Stock Winner

Chargers would see veteran racer and Hall of Famer Buz Kaster #54 claim the prize and visit victory lane. Heat race winner Houston Johnson #97 would challenge Kaster early coming up short to place second. Third place would see #54A Austin Johnson with fourth going to Mich Ross #98m and Marty Powell #9p fifth.

“Wamba” Buz Kaster #54 Charger Winner

USRA B–Modifieds would again be one of the best features of the night with side by side racing to the checkers. Heat race winner Steve Starmer #11s would take the early lead and spin in turn one forcing him to the rear of the field early moving Trever Hunt #44H to then point. Hunt would lead the majority of the feature until other heat race winner Shadren Turner #17t would find the high line and make it work running down the #44h. In the closing laps Hunt and Turner would trade the lead back and forth until the last turn of the last lap as Turner would make the cross over move and beat Hunt to the checkers picking up the win. Hunt would place second by a half car length with big mover of the race Nic Hanes #17x racing his way to third. Fourth place would see Blake Pierce #16 with Chris Wright #66x finding the high line and charging to end the night fifth. Other heat race winner and one time leader Danan Knott #18k appeared to be the fastest car on track until slipping over the birm in turn one forcing him to the rear of the field.

Shadren Turner #17t USRA B-Modified Winner

Enter USRA Stock Cars on the fast three eighths mile of dirt with Dean Wray #77 picking up his third win in a row standing tall in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Wray would work traffic to perfection to take the win with Billie Hoover #21H placing a strong second in the feature. Jason Ryun #27 with his first trip of 2016 to I-35 Speedway would place third with Sam Scott #93 finishing a strong fourth place. Alvie Christofferson #22x was the big mover of the race as he would come home fifth. Heat race winners were Jon Boller III #14x and Jason Estes #997.

“Hollywood” Dean Wray #77 USRA Stock Car Winner

USRA Modifieds would see another three time winner in 2016 as Zach Sanders #69 would win heat race and feature on this night of racing action. Sanders would pick up the win with a great battle for second ensuing between Issac Dotson #67D and Dennis Elliott #29 as the two would swap positions throughout the feature. Dotson would use the high line and take the second spot moving heat race winner Elliott to third on the night. Fourth place would see #69N of Cory Wray with Ryan Middaugh #21 impressing with a solid fifth on his first visit to the track.

“Zach Attack” Zach Sanders #69 USRA Modified Winner

I-35 Speedway would like to thank drivers and fans for another great show and look forward to seeing all next week for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!!

Non-Wing Sprints and Vintage to invade I-35 Speedway Saturday Night!!!

May 14th, 2016

Great racing action returns to I-35 Speedway this Saturday Night as Casey Shuman’s War Series Non-Wing Sprint cars challenge each other and the fast 3/8ths mile track. All regular classes will see action along with Show-Me Vintage Racers adding to the excitement and family fun.
May 14 we have Tompkins Industries Night as:

Gates open 4:30, Hot Laps 6:15, Races start at 7:00 pm.
Adults $18, Seniors (62 and over) $15, Kids 7-12 $6, Pit Passes $30, Suite tickets Adults $22, Suite tickets Seniors $18.

“Dirt Trackin at its BEST” here at I-35 Speedway.

Along with the WAR Series Sprints and the SMVR Show-Me Vintage Racers we will feature our weekly USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, E-Modifieds, Chargers, and Pure Stocks.
Trackside Bar & Grill is open before, during, and after the races for your dining convenience.
EXIT 64 off I-35. See you Saturday! NEW shirts are in.

America’s Best Value Inn Night at the Races I-35 Speedway

May 10th, 2016

E-Modified would kick off a great night of racing at I-35 Speedway with great competition from front to back as 21 entries would do battle. Heat race winner Matthew Lance #12X would set a fast pace early and lead the first laps of the feature until Matt Dorssom #3D would work the inside taking over the top spot. Dorssom would pull out to a sizable lead and never look back on his way to McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle for his third win of the 2016 season. Lance would hold off a fast charging Randy Smith Jr #20X to place second leaving Smith to third on the night. Other heat race winner Daniel Harris #07 was big mover of the race as he would come home fourth with week one winner Robert Fisk #31B fifth. Other heat race winner was Austin Bouzek who developed mechanical issues taking him from contention.

“Mad Dog” Matt Dorssom #3D E-Modified Winner

Pure Stock would compete next and see a new car and driver in victory lane as Jay Barnes #99J picked up the win in his first attempt at I-35 Speedway this season. Barnes would use heat race win momentum and run down one time leader and other heat race winner Carson Masoner #20X. Masoner would go through the spin cycle in turn #3 with Barnes taking advantage and the win. Masoner would rebound from the mishap to place second with Anthony Persell #87 finishing a strong third. Austin McKinzie and Cody King would battle it out to the checkers with the #09 of McKinzie fourth and #29 of King ending the night fifth.

Jay Barnes #99J Pure Stock Winner

Midwest Lightning Sprints would follow low in number but high in quality as Richard Hench #1 would take the lead from the green and never relinquish winning the feature. Tom Brown #B20 would challenge Hench every lap but to no avail and place a close second. Ryan Secrest #49 would battle hard and place third with Jason Billups #2 fourth and Tyler Miller #25M fifth in the feature race. Heat race winner was Paden Moreland #19 who developed mechanical problems and dropped from the field.

Rick Hench #1 Midwest Lightning Sprint Winner

As the Chargers took to the track the stage was set for a super race as Buz Kaster #54 and heat race winner Houston Johnson #97 would start door to door in the feature. At the drop of the green flag these two would race several circuits side by side until Kaster would take the lead for good and cruise to the win. Second place would belong to Jeff Dixon #54D as he would out-duel third place finisher Mich Ross #98M to the line. Houston Johnson would end the night in the infield with mechanical issues but still place fourth with Marty Powell #9P fifth.

“Wamba” Buz Kaster #54 Charger Winner

USRA B-mods would put on one of the best races of the night seeing the yellow flag only once. Randy Ainsworth #57 would battle side by side early with Bud Wilson #20X and late with Steve Starmer #11S but hold off all challenges and take the checkers first landing in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Starmer would end the night second with big mover of the race Doug Keller #7 making a last lap charge to take third. Heat race winner Bud Wilson would fade late to place fourth with another heat race winner Shadren Turner #17T rounding out the nights top five. Other heat race winner was the #14 of Austin Bouzek.

Randy Ainsworth #57 USRA B-Modified Winner

As usual USRA Stock Cars would put on a show of epic proportions and impress in both heat races and feature with two and three wide racing on the fast 3/8 mile speedway. Heat race winner Billie Hoover #21H would take the lead early and appear to be the car to beat until the #77 of Dean Wray would work the high side and take the lead away from Hoover. Wray would go on to pick up his second win of the season with big mover of the race Jeff Dixon #77 racing his way to second place. Jon Boller #20X would use the lower line on track to propel him to a solid third place showing. One time leader Hoover would fade a bit and end the night fourth with Alvie Christofferson 22X finishing fifth. Other heat race winner was Aaron Sauter #83A.
“Hollywood” Dean Wray #77 USRA Stock Car Winner

Ending the night of racing action the mighty Modifieds would charge to the track full of fire and intensity. Heat race winner Cory Wray #69N would set the pace early and lead the majority of the feature holding off all challengers. As the race progressed one driver, Zach Sander #69, would start their charge to the front and use a slide job in turn #4 taking the lead from Wray. Sanders would not be denied and finish the night in victory lane claiming win #2 on the season. Wray would end the night second with Dennis Elliott #29 a close third. Other heat race winner Sam Florence #42 would finish fourth with John Hanson #2H rounding out the nights top five.

“Zach Attack” Zach Sanders #69 USRA Modified Winner

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all our fans for coming out and enjoying the great racing and family fun. See everyone next Saturday Night for More “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!

I-35 Speedway Back in Action this Saturday Night!!!!!!!!!!!

May 6th, 2016

Great racing action returns to I-35 Speedway in Winston, MO this Saturday Night with the mighty USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Modifieds, Chargers, E-Modifieds, Pure Stocks and Midwest Lightning Sprints. Weather is cooperating, temperature is warming up, and the racing is better than ever. Remember, asphalt is to get to the track and dirt is for racing so let’s come out Saturday Night and watch the best drivers compete.

Rod End Supply Night at the Races and America’s Best Value Inn Night at the Races at I-35 Speedway with gates opening at 4:30, hot laps 6:15, races at 7:00 P.M. Adults $12, Seniors (62 and over) $10, Children 7-12 $6, Kid’s under six FREE, Pit passes $30, Suite ticket Adult $18, Suite ticket Senior (62 and over) $16. EXIT 64 off I-35. Trackside Bar & Grill is open before the races, during the races, and after the races every race day. Intermission will see 5 lucky fans win a T-Shirt, all they have to do is put it on, that’s all I’m saying, see Carley for details if you would like to try on a shirt! See everyone Saturday Night at I-35 Speedway where here is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!!!

Great Racing Action on Seeburg Muffler Night at I-35 Speedway!

April 26th, 2016

E-Modified would take to the track first with heat race winner Austin Bouzek #14 starting outside the front row with last week’s winner Daniel Harris #07 inside as the green would fly. Fellow heat race winner Matt Dorssom #3d would throw his name in the mix as they would race side by side for the top spot. Bouzek would take the early lead until Dorssom would work the low line taking over the front position. Daniel Harris would try high and low but to no avail as Dorssom would see the checkers first and visit McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Harris would end the night second holding of the hard late race charge of Casey Burnett #23b whom would place third on the night. Josh Munsen #19x would again be big mover of the race coming from back to front and finish fourth with Corey Myers #15 ending the race fifth. Other heat race winner Jason Nelson #12ga would develop mechanical issues and fade late in the feature event.
“Mad Dog” Matt Dorssom E-Mod Feature Winner

Pure Stock would be next with the Masoner Brothers doing battle for the win. Carson Masoner #20x would use heat race win momentum to propel him out front and onto his third win this 2016 racing season. Conner Masoner #47x would search the track for a way around younger brother Carson but have to settle for second on the evenings feature. Week two winner Austin McKinzie #09 would again show poise and consistency placing third with rookie driver Tyler Cadwalder #99t ending his first ever race fourth. Bill Rumley in Red Horse Racing #23 would race his way to the fifth place finishing spot.
“The Gamer” Carson Masoner Pure Stock Feature Winner

Chargers would see a familiar face in victory lane as Hall of Famer Buz Kaster #54 would pick up the feature win. Houston Johnson #97 looked like the car to beat until debris would come off the car bringing out the caution moving him to the back of the pack. Johnson would race through the field finishing second with a hard charging Mich Ross #98m third. Heat race winner and early leader Marty Powell #9p would have issues in turn four and fade to fourth with Jeff Dixon #54d fifth.

Visiting I-35 Speedway for the first time in 2016 Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers would roar to the track. Jack Simmons #J2 would charge to the front and never look back on his way to an impressive win. Andy Wiles #53 would race through the field and place second with Chris Heitman #39 coming home third. Fourth place would belong to Tom Wade #1 with Allen Guthrie #51 rounding out the nights top five. Other heat race winner was #7 of Dennis Fair.

USRA B-Modifieds would be in fine form as they entered the track to do battle with heat race winners Steve Starmer #11s and Dustin Miller #52m starting side by side in row one. Starmer would take the early lead and hold off all challengers and end the night in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Starmer would battle the likes of Dustin Miller whom would finish a strong second and Randy Ainsworth #57 that would place third on the night. Ed Noll #15 would battle to the checkers side by side with Nic Hanes #17x with Noll fourth and Hanes fifth respectively.

With Casey Shuman War Sprint Cars pulling onto the track fans could sense the excitement in the air as the race got underway. T J Muths #65m would take the lead early and appear to be on his way until another #65 driven by Chris Parkinson would use the low line and take over the front. Parkinson would pull out to a sizable lead until Clint Boyles #77 would find his way through the pack and take the lead. Boyles would not surrender the top spot and pick up his first ever feature win in the War Series and at I-35 Speedway. Heat race winner Parkinson would finish second with Ryan Kitchens #21 third.

USRA Stock Cars would see heat race winner and 2015 Track Champion Dean Wray #77 back in winning form as he would take the lead and never look back, picking up feature win number one on the season. Three time winner in 2016 Jason Estes #997 would try both high and low but could not find a way around Wray and finish a close second. Newcomer to I-35 Speedway Nathan Wood #52 would make his presence felt with a solid third place showing with Jeff Dixon #88 finishing fourth. Billie Hoover continues to impress with a fifth place finish on the night. Other heat race winner Aaron Sauter #83a would develop mechanical problems and fade from contention.

Then there was one as USRA Modifieds would enter the track with a locked and loaded field. Heat race winner Derrick Hicks #78 would take the early lead and battle other heat race winner Dennis Elliott #29 for the first five circuits until caution would bunch the field. On the ensuing restart Elliott would edge Hicks and take over the lead and appear to be the car to beat. Hicks would continue to battle for the lead until Zach Sanders #69 would charge past and make his way toward the front. Sanders and Elliott would swap the lead many times in the closing laps until Sanders would gain the advantage and pick up his first feature of 2016 at I-35 Speedway. Elliott would finish second with Cory Wray #69n coming through the field and placing third. One time leader Hicks would end the night fourth with John Hanson #2h ending the nights racing action fifth.

Hicks, Estes, and Noll Win at I-35 Speedway on Walker Dozing Night at the Races!!!!

April 18th, 2016

Kicking off a night of great racing action at I-35 Speedway, E-Mod would not disappoint all the fans in attendance. Winning his heat race, Daniel Harris #07 would set a blistering pace and outrun the field to pick up his first ever feature win on the fast smooth speedway surface. Harris would lead every lap and be challenged often by Austin Bouzek #14 whom would race Harris clean to the checkers and place a solid second. Josh Munsen would continue to impress in #19x and race to a solid third place showing holding a hard charging Casey Burnett #23b to finish fourth. Fifth place would see Randy Smith Jr #20x, heat race winner, recover from an early race mishap come back through the pack. Other heat race winner was Corey Myers #15 who was involved in a hard crash in turn 4 taking him from contention.
Daniel Harris #07 E-Modified Winner

Pure Stock would charge to the track low in number but high in quality and see heat race winner Carson Masoner #20x pick up his second win of the season. Anthony Persell #87 would race his way to a solid second place with Cody King #29 finishing third. Conner Masoner #47x would end the night fourth with week two winner Austin McKinzie #09 rounding out the nights top five.
Carson Masoner #20x Pure Stock Winner

Chargers were next to try and tame the fast three eights mile of dirt and see hard racing action to the checkers as Houston Johnson #97 would wheel his McCarthy Auto Group hot rod pass the field and on to victory lane. Heat race winner Buz Kaster #54 would lead early until Johnson would find the fast way around and leave Kaster to place second on the night. Travis Walker #71 would challenge both Johnson and Kaster but fade slightly to finish third with Mich Ross #98m fourth. Marty Powell #9p would develop mechanical problems and end the race fifth.

On their first visit to I-35 Speedway this 2016 racing season Mod Lites would put on a great show for the fans. Ed Griggs #47 would work his way around traffic and jump to the early lead winning the feature. Griggs would be challenged late as Justin Rafferty #75 would charge through the field and run out of laps and have to settle for second on this night of competition. Heat race winner Jeff Rafferty #98 would end the race third with Mike Rafferty #41 fourth place. Other heat race winner David Rafferty would race his way to a solid fifth place performance.

Midwest Lightning Sprints would see a familiar face in McCarty Auto Group Winners Circle as 2015 Point Champion and Tom Brown #B20 would pick up the feature win. Brown would take the lead early and not be challenged with great racing ensuing for second through fifth. When the checkers were shown Mark Billings #51 would finish second with heat race winner Jon Lane #12 a very close third. Jason Billups #2 would end the night fourth with Paden Moreland #19 rounding out the top five. Other heat race winner was Richard Hench #1.

USRA B-Modifieds would see heat race winner and pole sitter Ed Noll #15 take the early lead and never look back on his way to his first victory of 2016. Noll was challenged early and often by second place finisher Randy Ainsworth #57 who would race to the checkers with third place finisher and heat race winner Steve Starmer #11s. Big mover of the race was Dustin Miller #52m who would race through the pack to claim fourth holding the 20x of Bud Wilson to finish fifth.

As always in fine form, USRA Stock Cars would see a three time winner in this 2016 racing season. Jason Estes #997 would lead every lap and claim the top spot notching win number three on the year. Dean Wray #77 and Jeff Dixon #88 would battle side by side to the line with Wray second and Dixon third. Fourth place would see Aaron Sauter #83a with Jon Boller #20x finishing the night fifth. Heat race winners were Jason Estes and #292 of Blake Peeler.

USRA Modified would witness one of the best features of the night as a loaded field would take to the track. Derrick Hicks #78 would use heat race win momentum to propel him out front early and on to McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Hicks would be tested continually throughout the feature by 2015 Track Champion Dennis Elliott #29 and 2014 Track Champion Zach Sanders #69 but would hold of all contenders. Sanders would find the high line and charge late and finish second leaving other heat race winner Elliott to place third on this night. Todd Shute #5 would make his presence felt and finish fourth with week two winner Cory Wray #69n placing fifth.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all our great fans for coming out and watching all the great racing action. We will see everyone next week for more “Dirt Trackin at its best”!!!!

Thompkins Industries Night at I-35 Speedway!

April 13th, 2016

Matt Dorssom #3d E-Modified Winner–With a pit full of fast race cars E-Modified would start Thompkins Industries Night at the races in style with great action from start to finish. Matt Dorssom #3d would use heat race win momentum to propel him to the front as he would hold off all challengers and claim the checkers for his first win of 2016. Big mover of the feature was second place finisher Daniel Harris #07 as he would work traffic to perfection and challenge Dorssom late with Randy Smith Jr #20x recovering from an early race mishap to place third on the night. Week one winner and fellow heat race winner Robert Fisk #31b would challenge for a repeat win but fade late to end the night fourth with Josh Munsen #19x showing and impressive fifth place finish is just his second night out in the division.

Austin McKinzie #09 Pure Stock Winner

Pure Stock would see a first time winner as Austin McKinzie #09 would race his way to the front and to the win in only his second race ever. Heat race winners Conner and Carson Masoner would lead early but have problems handling the fast 3/8th mile of dirt fading as the race developed. Second place would see Cody King #29 hold of the fast Colten Ishmael #99i to the line leaving Ishmael to third. Fourth place would belong to the #7 of Dylan DeOrnellis with week one winner Carson Masoner rounding out the nights top five.

Travis Walker #71 Charger Winner
Next to tackle the smooth fast racing surface would be Chargers with action packed excitement to the end. Heat race winner Buz Kaster #54 would take the early lead until contact between he and Houston Johnson #97 would open the door for Travis Walker #71 to get the inside line. Walker and Johnson would race side by side and wheel to wheel to the checkers with Walker finishing ahead of Johnson by mere inches. Walker would celebrate in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle and Johnson would finish second. Kaster would recover from the contact to place third with Mich Ross #54x fourth and Marty Powell #9p fifth.

Nic Hanes #17X USRA B-Modified Winner
USRA B-Modified would race next and not disappoint the fans braving the wind and cold with a familiar face in victory lane. Driving 17x owned by Clint Baker, Nic Hanes would lead every lap and on to his first win of 2016 filling in for the injured Baker. Chris Wright #66x would challenge Hanes early but to no avail and finish second on the night with 2015 National Champion Andy Bryant #28 a close third. Steve Starmer #11s continues to impress this season notching a fourth place showing holding the always fast Randy Ainsworth #57 to settle for fifth place on the night. Heat race winners were Nic Hanes #17x, Chris Wright #66x and Shadren Turner #17t.

Jason Estes USRA Stock Car Winner
USRA Stock Cars would see our first repeat winner of the season as Heat race winner Jason Estes #997 would use the low line and take over the lead and win number two in as many weeks. Big mover of the race was Jon Boller Jr #20x who would charge to the front in the latter stages of the feature to place second behind Estes. Sam Scott #93 would have a great night notching a third place finish with the 22x of Alvie Christofferson placing fourth. Aaron Sauter #83a would have another solid performance and come home in the fifth position. Other heat race winner was Blake Peeler #292 who was in the action until mechanical problems forced him from competition.

Corey Wray #69N USRA Modified Winner
USRA Modifieds would take the track next and see heat race winner Cory Wray #69n charge by the competition and never look back capturing the checkers in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Wray would be challenged early and often by Canada’s finest and other heat race winner Joey Galloway #01 who would end the night with an impressive second place finish. Zach Sanders #69 would again show speed and consistency as he would race his way to third holding off the hard charge of mover and shaker of the feature, fourth place finisher Darren Shaw #11. Gunner Martin #75 in his first race of 2016 would end the night with a solid fifth place finish.

David Melloway #14x ULMA Late Model Winner
Visiting I-35 Speedway for the first time ULMA Late Models would be in fine form as they mastered the fast 3/8ths mile of dirt. With Sam on the Mic calling the action eleven of the finest Late Model drivers put on a show to be remembered with heat race winner Chris Smyser #25s taking the early lead setting a blistering pace on the low side of the track. As the race progressed David Melloway #14x would find the high side to his liking and make the move around Smyser and never look back and on to the feature win. Smyser would finish a close second with big mover Jason Bodenhamer #2b racing through the pack and challenged late but settle for third. Jon Binning #65 would end the night fourth with Dustin Hodges #22h racing to a solid fifth ending a night of great racing action. Other heat race winner was Jon Melloway #74x.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all the fans and drivers for their support and see you next week for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!

115 Cars in the Pits on Opening Night at I-35 Speedway

April 4th, 2016

Winston, MO–Kicking of a night of great racing action was a full field of fast E-Modifieds setting the gold standard in action. Robert Fisk #31b would use an outside from row starting position to take the early lead and use his heat race win momentum to hold the front. Austin Bouzek would try high and low but was unable to shake Fisk who would lead every lap and claim his first ever victory at I-35 Speedway. Bouzek #14 would race hard ending the night a strong second. Randy Smith Jr #20x would race his way through the pack to place third with a great showing by finishing the night a solid fourth. Other heat race winner Matt Dorssom #3d would recover from an early race mishap to place fifth. Other heat race winner was Derek Carney #05.

Pure Stock would roar to the track next an also see a first time winner as Carson Masoner #20 would hold of older brother to secure the win with heat race winner Conner Masoner #47x finishing a close second. Carson Masoner would lead every lap and never relinquish the lead and on to victory. Amanda Akers #13 would show the ladies came to race as she would post a third place finish holding Austin McKinzie to finish fourth. Gary Akers #31 would develop mechanical issues and place fifth on the night.

Show Me Vintage Racers were the next out on a perfectly prepared racing surface with heat race winner Jeremy Turner #11 taking the early lead. Turner would lead the first few circuits until Brian Strong #711 would take the point but fade as the laps wound down. Elmer Gerloff would take control driving #7 only to see his lead disappear and Jim Clevenger #76 cruise to the win in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Steve Hughs #01 would come home second with Strong third.

Chargers would take to the fast 3/8ths mile and see 2015 Champion Buz Kaster #54 prove that old guys do still rule as he would charge to victory. Heat race winner Houston Johnson #97 would fade early but make a strong comeback and finish second with Mich Ross #98m third. Marty Powell #9p would have some issues and end the night fourth with Bud Wilson fifth.

Hobby Stock would make an appearance on this night with a familiar face in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle as heat race winner Mich Ross #34 would lead every lap and claim the win. Mich would not be denied as other heat race winner John Watson #4w and Greg Gilbert #23g tangled for the runner up spot with Gilbert second and Watson third. David Castellano Jr #11 was the big mover of the race coming in fourth with Chad LeGere #7c fifth.

Great racing action continued with the USRA B-Modified not disappointing the fans in attendance. 2015 Track Champion Tim Eaton would charge to the front and set sail until Ed Noll would find the line and track #211 down. Great racing ensued with Eaton taking the lead and win with Noll #15 a close second place. Big mover and shaker of the race was Steve Starmer #11s as he would race from a twenty-first starting position and work traffic to perfection finishing third on the night. Fourth and fifth place would change many times as heat race winner Shadren Turner #17t and Johnny McGinnis #10 would race to the checkers with Turner fourth and McGinnis fifth. Other heat race winners were Chris Wright #66x and Bud Wilson #20x

USRA Stock Cars would spring into action with side by side action from front to back. Jeff Dixon #88 would take the early lead until Jason Estes #997 would pull ahead and never look back on his way to capture the win. Heat race winner Thomas Roberts #65x would mount a charge on Estes but have to settle for second on this night. One time leader Dixon would slip to third with Jon Boller Jr placing fourth. Austin Bouzek in a Stock Car appearance would place fifth. Other heat race winner was Aaron Sauter #83a.

USRA Modifieds would leave it all on the track with great racing action from start to finish. Aaron Marrant #70 and Zach Sanders #69, both heat race winners, would start on the front row and stay side by side for many of the early laps of competition. Marrant would get the advantage and never look back on his way to victory on opening night. Sanders would hold of a charging Corey Wray #69n to place second with Wray a close third. Derrick Hicks and Nic Bidinger would battle to the checkers with Hicks #78 fourth and Bidinger #3b fifth.

Heartland Missions and Motorsports Kids Power Wheels would take to the track during Intermission and have some great racing as the circled half the track. Jake Hoover #21j would set the early pace and cruise to victory with Leo Gonzalez #2g second. Third place would go to a hard charging #31k of Kayden St John with fun had by all!!!!

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all for coming out and making opening night a success. We hope to see everyone next Saturday Night for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!!!!!!!

It’s Racing at I-35 Speedway This Saturday Night

April 1st, 2016

This Saturday, April 2, 2016 will be the opening night for I-35 Speedway. Come see the racing talent in the USRA A Mods, USRA B Mods, USRA Stock Cars, the Chargers, the upcoming drivers in the E Mods, and the Pure Stocks. The guest class for this week is the Show Me Vintage Racers. It has been a long winter so now is your chance to get the racing blood flowing, smell the racing fuel, hear the roar of the engines, and watch some of the most competitive racing in the mid-west.

Pit Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Grandstands open at 5:00 p.m. Driver’s Meeting at 6:00 p.m. Hot Laps immediately at the completion of tHe drivers meeting with racing starting at 7:00 p.m. General Admission tickets are $12.00, Seniors (62 and over) are $10.00, Kids 7-12 are $6.00, Kids 6 and Under Free and if you desire to visit the pits, Pit Passes are $30.00.

Make your plans to attend the races this weekend at I-35 Speedway, where the fan always gets the most racing for their money.

I-35 Speedway event rescheduled for July 16; USMTS and WAR Sprints on same bill

March 27th, 2016

WINSTON, Mo. — Canceled last Sunday due to extreme cold and snow the 8th Annual Missouri Meltdown featuring the USMTS Caseys Cup Series powered by S&S Fishing & Rental has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 16, at the I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo.

Whats more, race fans will not only be watching the Best of the Best in dirt modified racing but will also witness the fearless drivers of the WAR Sprint Car Series on the same night.

To make it even better, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods and E-Mods will also join the party for four classes of excitement all rolled up into one night.

The I-35 Speedway is a semi-banked 3/8-mile dirt oval located 10 miles north of Cameron on SR 6 (Exit 64). For more information, call 660-749-5317 or check out their website at www.i-35speedway.net.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Combining the Best for Racing Entertainment at I-35 Speedway

March 27th, 2016

  Race fans, what if you could watch the best of the best United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Modified drivers compete along with the fearless drivers of the Wingless Auto Racing Sprint Cars who throw their cars sideways into the turns to power slide to the front of the race, on the same night?  For the first time ever you can experience the USMTS and the WAR Series together at I-35 Speedway on July 16, 2016. The best A Mods with the best non-wing Sprint Cars just think of all the racing talent in one place!  Let’s make it even better and add the support of the United States Racing Association (USRA) B Mods and the rapidly growing E-Mods.  Four classes of open wheel race cars all in competition at the same racetrack, join us for an exciting night of fun for all ages.

I-35 Speedway is pleased to announce a schedule change for July 16, 2016.  The Todd Staley run USMTS Modifieds and the Casey Shuman WAR Sprint cars will headline a mid-summer night of open wheel racing.  Three classes of Modifieds, USMTS, B Mods, and E Mods, and the thrilling, always exciting, speed demons of the non-wing sprint car WAR series, will be in competition on Saturday July 16, making this a race event you will want to be in attendance.  Mark your calendar now to be at this race.

I-35 Speedway is a 3/8 mile dirt track located at exit 64 immediately to the east of Interstate 35.  Opening night for the weekly racers is this Saturday, March 26.  The weekly racers include the USRA A Mods, B Mods, and Stock Cars along with the E Mods, Chargers, and Pure Stocks.  Additionally, the WAR Sprints and Modlites will open their racing season with us at I-35 Speedway this Saturday. And let’s don’t forget the Missions & Motorsports Kids Power Wheels action during Intermission!

USMTS cancels I-35 Speedway event

March 21st, 2016

WINSTON, Mo.– Due to extremely cold temperatures and snow on the ground in Winston, Mo., United States Modified Touring Series officials have canceled the 8th Annual Missouri Meltdown slated for Sunday, March 20, at the I-35 Speedway.

The next USMTS event on the schedule is King of America V on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 31-April 2.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Practice at I-35 Speedway Winston, MO

March 15th, 2016

Over 80 cars entered the pits at I-35 Speedway Monday afternoon on a well prepared track to test and tune their race cars and skills. Trent Austin was there with his Sprint Car testing the limits of the back stretch wall and proving the wall will not move, USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, Chargers, Pure Stocks and E-Modifieds  where all in attendance and speeding around the fast 3/8ths mile of dirt testing the limits of man and machine. Concessions along with Trackside Bar and Grill where open so all were well feed to watch the action unfold on track.

Mod Lites were in attendance testing the track and finding it to their liking as they prepare to race at I-35 nine times this 2016 racing season. Last year’s track Champions in USRA B-Modified, Tim Eaton #211, USRA Stock Car, Dean Wray #77, Pure Stock, Mich Ross were practicing for 2016 in hopes to repeat their 2015 success. Many cars had all graphics on the side and others still wore just paint as many different stages of completion were represented on track.

One thing for sure, 2016 promises to be the best year yet at I-35 Speedway, so join us for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”

Practice at I-35 Speedway Winston, MO

March 13th, 2016

I-35 Speedway will open the pit gates at 5:30 pm Monday March 14th for practice lasting as late as needed. Pit passes are $25 and admission to Grandstands are free to fans.

Trackside Bar & Grill along with Main Concession Stand will be open for your dining convenience! Temperatures are predicted to be in the seventies with lots of sunshine, so come on out and let’s get them tuned and ready for 2016

Practice this Saturday 3/12/2016 at I-35 Speedway in Winston, MO

March 12th, 2016

Practice for I-35 Speedway in Winston, MO is scheduled for this Saturday March 12th with gates opening at 12:00 noon and practice from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Pit passes are $25 with admission to grandstands for spectators free. Pit concession stand will be open along with Trackside Bar and Grill for your dining needs.

If Mother Nature should interfere and cancel Saturday’s practice we will practice Sunday March 13th with the same times.

Be sure and check out the new lawn chair area and all the improvements Mike and Kyle Johnson have made to the facility.
Come on out and let’s have some fun at I-35 Speedway where there is more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”

Staff Meeting at I-35 Speedway Winston, MO as we ready to Race 2016

February 9th, 2016

As the racing season draws near with practice at I-35 Speedway on March 12th 2016 with USMTS racing Sunday March 20th 2016, there is no time to spare preparing. With a track worker meeting comes answers to questions that need to be passed on to drivers and crew members.

A few of the important changes are as follows: All Race Cars will be pre-tech for safety prior to racing All Four Wheelers, ATV’s, Golf Carts, Mopeds, Mini Bikes, and modes of transportation in the pits must be registered at the pit shack. There will be no charge for the vehicle but they must register and drive responsibly.

We ask that all race cars please drive slow and careful in the pit area and when exiting the race track for safety reasons. Reminding drivers to stay in their car until safety workers arrive on scene. E-Mods will have a redraw after heat races for feature starting positions We remind everyone to stay back when there is an incident on track as fuel could have spilled and no one is allowed on track so safety workers can do their job. Head and Neck restraints are required and must be in compliance by July 1st 2016.

These are a few of the changes, Questions on Tack Rules contact Carl Flower, Questions on Tech contact Carl Flower or Bobby Lopez, and questions on general track operations and conditions check us on Facebook and our website i35speedway.net

Let’s get ready for a great 2016 racing season!!!!!!!

Work Continues at I-35 Speedway to Make it the Best in Dirt Track Racing!

January 23rd, 2016

Over 70 people with veteran drivers and newcomers all in attendance and anticipating the upcoming racing season at I-35 Speedway would enter Cameron Community Center for I-35 Speedway’s Drivers Meeting. Meeting was called to order by Rick Staley with Robbie Skipper of Heartland Missions and Motorsports saying the invocation. Veterans, Firemen, and Law officers were all recognized and applauded for their contributions and the meeting was then turned to Race Director Carl Flower. Items discussed were general rules that have been adjusted and that head and neck restraints will be mandatory in 2016 with a grace period to comply until July 1st 2016.

After the 2010 racing season, J. D. Green, Mike Johnson, Carl Flower, Bobby Lopez, Sam Stoecklin, and some other representatives of local tracks met to try and get rules uniform so drivers could compete at multiple tracks if they so desired. This past November, I-35 Speedway announced new classes, the Pure Stocks would be replacing the Hobby Stocks, the Chargers would be replacing the Grand Nationals, and the E-Mod rules were tightened to ensure competitiveness in the class. Since those rules were published other local tracks published their rules which created some differences in the rules and in particular the Pure Stock class.

After the drivers meeting which was held on January 16, 2016, I-35 Speedway is pleased to announce, any Pure Stock/Hobby Stock car that does come from another track will be allowed to run their .450 lift cam rule. This is and will be the only rule exception for them. They must follow all other I-35 SPEEDWAY engine rules and class rules. We feel the bigger valves the I-35 cars have will equal out the larger cam lift of those cars. If it is determined that the cars have a performance advantage with the larger cam lift, we will make an adjustment to the rules by adding weight to them until they become equally competitive.
It is not the intent of I-35 Speedway management to use rules to exclude competitors from other tracks. Our goal is to ensure we have equal competition for all competitors in all classes.

All cars no matter where they come from must meet our tire rules. They will be given one week to meet our tire rule if they do not comply on their first visit to I-35 speedway. Please visit our website at www.i35speedway.net for complete rules.

Remember that Heartland Missions and Motorsports Kids Power Wheels participants will need a release form signed by parent or guardian. Please see Carley Bowling or Rick Staley if competing.

Mike Johnson then addressed the crowd on all the improvements at the Speedway. There will now be a lawn chair area on a first come first serve basis next to the bleacher entrance, lights and more pit area have been added, Smoking Trackside Barbecue and Beer Bash & car show added for a special weekend of fun, improvements to Trackside Bar and Grill Suites, Track caution lights permanently repaired, and the list goes on and on and on and on!!!!

See you soon at I-35 Speedway, “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!!

I-35 Speedway Welcomes Carly Bowling to the Announcers Booth!

January 22nd, 2016

Please welcome Carley Bowling “Carley Q” to the Announcers Booth at I-35 Speedway as she will join Rick in calling all the racing action and Intermission activities.

Carley is 15 years of age and very active not only at the race track but school and community as well. When it comes to sports, Carley can do it all, Basketball, Volleyball, Track, Softball, and even Wrestled 1 year until the boys got mad she was kicking their butts. She is in the National Honor Society and Honors Choir at Richmond R-XVI High School and will be singing at Graceland in March, also recording a CD at Sun Studio with her music class. In her spare time, Carley volunteers at the Humane Society where she gave her own birthday money to buy supplies for the animals. Hobbies include Worlds of Fun, Roller Coasters, spending time with family and now racing. Carley also on days off from school volunteers at nursing homes and helps with the beauty shops bringing patients to and from their appointments.

Carley is really looking forward to this opportunity and we welcome her into the I-35 Speedway Racing Family.

2016 Schedule for I-35 Speedway Winston, MO

January 12th, 2016

I-35 Speedway is pleased to announce the complete 2016 event schedule. As has become the norm for the race track there will be a ton of racing for all the race fans this upcoming season, whether you are an open wheel race fan, a weekly series race fan, a late model race fan, or a vintage car race fan.
For open wheel fans the Casey Shuman WAR Series Non Wing Sprint Cars will be in action on seven nights, the Modlites will compete on nine nights of racing, the Midwest Outlaw Lightning Sprints will be in competition in 15 different race events.

The weekly series will feature the USRA A Mods, the USRA B Mods, the USRA Stock Cars, along with the Charger class, the Pure Stock class, and the rapidly growing E Mod class.

For Late Model fans the United Late Model Association (ULMA) Late Models will be in competition on April 9 and Joe Kosiski’s Super Late Model Racing Series (SLMR) will be at the track on June 11.

The vintage race fans can find the vintage cars in competition at the racetrack on ten different occasions.
But in 2016 another event has been added to coincide with racing. What goes great with racing, none other than barbeque and beer. On August 12 and 13, 2016, I-35 Speedway will host the first annual Smokin’ Trackside BBQ & Brew Bash.

The Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) will be sanctioning the barbeque contest providing an opportunity for the winning competitors to earn a spot in the American Royal World Series of Barbeque. The Friday Night, August 12 event will include a homebrew contest, where fans can come and taste the various beers of the rapidly growing homebrewer society and help determine the winner of the homebrew contest, there will also be a car show, and for those wanting to try the delicacies of the competing barbeque teams there will be a people’s choice cook off. The night will also include AJ Gather the one-man band, a fire dancer, and a beer garden so fans can kick back enjoy the night of BBQ and Brew. Saturday will see the Barbeque teams turning in their delicacies for judging. A KCBS judge class is scheduled for Thursday, August 11, if anyone is interested in becoming a BBQ judge. The barbeque awards will begin our night of racing on August 13.

So now you know the 2016 schedule, make your plans to be at I-35 Speedway on all the event dates, the track where race fans get the most racing for their money.

I-35 Speedway 2016 Schedule

Weekly Racing Featuring USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, Chargers, Pure Stocks and E-Modifieds

March 12, 2016 – Test & Tune Gates Open 12:00 noon – Practice 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
March 13, 2016 – Test & Tune Weather Date
Sunday, March 20, 2016 – USMTS Special + Ironman B Mods & StockCars
March 26, 2016 – Season Opener Weekly Racing + WAR Series Sprints, Modlites
April 2, 2016 – Weekly Racing + Show-Me Vintage Racers (SMVR)
April 9, 2016 – Weekly Racing + ULMA Late Models
April 16, 2016 – Weekly Racing + Midwest Lightning Sprints (MLS) & Modlites
April 23, 2016 – Weekly Racing + WAR Series Sprints & Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers (MOVR)
April 30, 2016 – Weekly Racing + MLS
May 7, 2016 – Weekly Racing + MLS
May 14, 2016 – Weekly Racing + SMVR & WAR Series Sprints
May 21, 2016 – Weekly Racing + Modlites & MOVR
May 28, 2016 – Weekly Racing + MLS & MOVR
June 4, 2016 – Weekly Racing + SMVR & WAR Series Sprints
June 11, 2016 – SLMR Late Models Special + Weekly Racing
June 18, 2016 – Racin’ for Rian – Weekly Racing + MLS & Modlites
June 25, 2016 – Weekly Racing + MLS
July 2, 2016 – Fireworks Spectacular – Weekly Racing + MLS
July 9, 2016 – Weekly Racing + MLS & Modlites
July 16, 2016 – Weekly Racing + SMVR & WAR Series Sprints
July 23, 2016 – Kaster Celebration – Weekly Racing + MLS & MOVR
July 30, 2016 – Weekly Racing + WAR Series Sprints
August 6, 2016 – Kids Night – Weekly Racing + SMVR & MLS
August 12-13, 2016 – Smokin’ Trackside BBQ & Brew Bash
August 13, 2016 – Weekly Racing + Modlites & MOVR
August 20, 2016 – Weekly Racing + WAR Series Sprints
August 27, 2016 – C.A.R.B. Night Weekly Racing + MLS
September 3, 2016 – Weekly Racing + SMVR & Modlites
September 10, 2016 – Weekly Racing + MLS & MOVR
September 17, 2016 – Weekly Racing + MLS
September 24, 2016 – Weekly Racing + MLS
October 1, 2016 – Weekly Racing + Modlites
October 8, 2016 – 7th Annual Show-Me Spectacular featuring WAR Series Sprints, Midwest Lightning Sprints, A-Mods, B-Mods, E-Mods & Modlites
October 15, 2016 – Closed
October 22, 2016 –– Weekly Racing
October 29, 2016 – Championship Night – Racing Final USRA Points Night
November 5, 2016 – Awards Banquet at Cameron MO Community Center

I-35 Speedway Winston, MO Prepares for 2016 Racing Season!

January 3rd, 2016

With racing season just around the corner I-35 Speedway makes plans for the 2016 racing season. Mike and Kyle Johnson are working hard on improvements around the Track, Trackside Bar and Grill, Concession Stand, and many other areas. Big announcements are coming up as many touring series will be visiting the fast 3/8ths mile track. Casey Shuman, new owner of War Non Wing Sprint Car Series has worked with Mike Johnson and will call I-35 Speedway their home track when not on tour. USMTS Modifieds, Iron Man B-Modifieds and Stock Cars will make an appearance kicking of the season of great racing. Weekly racing will feature USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, E-Modifieds, Pure Stock, and Chargers. Mod Lites, Show-Me Vintage Racers, Midwest Lightning Sprints, and ULMA Late Models will also race at I-35 Speedway this season many times for your entertainment. More details coming soon! Remember our Drivers Meeting 1/16/2016 at Cameron Community Building in Cameron, MO at 10:00 am. Race Director Carl Flower and Track Owner Mike Johnson will be in attendance to answer your questions and concerns. Copies of 2016 rules will be available, pit stalls can be purchased, schedules will be available, registration forms available, and profile forms.

We are proud to announce one of our newest classes at I-35 Speedway which will compete six (6) times this season during Intermission. Heartland Missions and Motorsports Kids Power Wheels Series will roar into 2016 battling for the point Championship. To give everyone a jump start on the season, rules are posted below:
Rules for Heartland Missions and Motorsports Kids Power Wheels Series I-35 Speedway 2016

Section 1: Sportsmanship
A. Any competitor’s parents that are found to be detrimental to the racers or sport will be excluded from competition. Said child will be allowed to compete but without a parent on track at the time of race.
B. All kids are to conduct themselves in a somewhat orderly manner and listen to track officials. (These are kids and we want them to have fun)
C. Absolutely no arguing with the track officials anytime during the event.

Section 2: General Rules
A. All drivers (Parents) must sign up prior to the first race with either Rick Staley or Carley Bowling. A release form will have to be signed by said parent or guardian to allow drivers to compete.
B. Drivers (Parents) are to furnish their own cars. (If they don’t have one just ask their Grandparents, that always works)
C. Ages of competitors are from 3 years of age up to but not exceeding 8 years of age. (If an 8 year old starts the season and turns 9 during the series this is acceptable and they will be allowed to finish the season).
D. We will run a total of six (6) races in the Power Wheels Series
E. All cars must have a readable number no smaller than six inches tall displayed on the passenger side of the car.
F. No battery modifications of any kind will be allowed and no batteries larger than 12 volt rechargeable. (No car batteries allowed)
G. Tires must be plastic (slight sanding allowed) no grooving. (We will refer to the owner’s manual of car in question to determine legality)
H. All cars must have a copy of their owner’s manual available if there is a question. (No hand written owner’s manuals will be accepted)
I. Points will be scored by finishing order with 5 pts for the winner, 4 pts for second, 3 pts for third, 2 pts for fourth and 1 pt for fifth on back.
J. Any first time drivers to the track after the first point’s race will start in the rear. (Important to make all six races)
K. All cars are subject to pre and post-race tech, no exceptions.
L. Track Series Point Champion will be honored at the 2016 I-35 Speedway Awards Banquet.

Section 3: Racing line ups and rules
A. First race line up according to draw, all races thereafter inverted according to points. (first in points starts last, last in points starts first)
B. All cars will line up double file for an initial start and single file after that if needed
C. All cars will start from a standstill by a green flag wave.
D. We will only run a 10 lap feature per series event
E. Trophies will be awarded to the top four positions
F. Parents are to stay on the infield side of the track and not interfere with the competitors. (This allows all fans to see the racing action clearly)
G. Cautions will only be displayed during the event for safety.
H. Top four will stay on track for interview and pictures.

Track ownership and officials reserve the right to cancel, change dates, or modify events and rules as needed throughout the year.

Tentative dates for Heartland Missions and Motorsports Kids Power Wheels:
3/26/2016, 5/21/2016, 7/2/2016, 8/13/2016, 10/1/2016, and 10/22/2016

Come on out and watch these young competitors have fun and race during our short Intermissions! Please visit our website for our tentative 2016 schedule at www.i-35speedway.net

Attention Drivers, Car Owners, Pit Crews for the 2016 Racing Season at I-35 Speedway Winston, MO!

December 18th, 2015

As I-35 Speedway prepares for 2016 with new classes and great racing action we have scheduled a drivers meeting for 10 am January 16th 2016 at the Cameron Community Center in Cameron, MO.

We ask that as many Drivers, Car Owners, and Pit Crews please attend as we prepare for 2016. This is the perfect opportunity to express any concerns and get questions answered face to face as Race Director Carl Flower will be in attendance.

Mark your calendar now and don’t miss this drivers meeting:

Date: 1/16/2016

Time: 10 am

Location: Cameron Community Center in Cameron, MO

 

Be there!!!!

I-35 Speedway, Winston MO Adds to the Already Exciting Racing Schedule for 2016!!!

December 8th, 2015

I-35 Speedway is pleased to announce amendments to the tentative schedule we previously published. We have been extremely busy finalizing dates and times with touring series these last few weeks.

The 2016 race season will begin on Sunday March 20, 2016 with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) visiting the famed super smooth high banks of I-35 Speedway along with the Iron Man B Mods and Stock Cars.

Additionally, I-35 Speedway is happy to announce the addition of another racing series, Casey Shuman’s Wingless Auto Racing (WAR) Series. The WAR Series will be the sanctioning body for the non-wing sprint car races. Shuman’s Non Wing Sprint Cars will be making their special appearance at the track on March 26, April 23, May 14, June 4, July 16, July 30, and August 20. Drivers to watch in the WAR Series include the owner of the series Casey Shuman, Chris Parkinson, Josh Stephens, Kenny Potter, and Mitchell Moore.

As always owners Mike and Kyle Johnson work to make all forms of racing available for the tracks race fans. In addition to the ULMA Late Models on April 9, track management is pleased to announce another Late Model Series will be in competition at the track during the 2016 racing season.

On June 11, the Malvern Bank Super Late Model Racing Series (SLMR) will make their inaugural visit to I-35 Speedway. This series will bring drivers like former NASCAR Champion and 2015 SLMR Champion Kyle Berck, third generation drivers Brian and Andrew Kosiski, former ASA and ARCA racer Josh Krug, and a host of other competitors in the series started by 1986 NASCAR National Champion Joe Kosiski.

Put all these races on your 2016 calendar to ensure you are in attendance for these always exciting always thrilling non wing Sprint Car races, the best of the best USMTS race, and the rapidly growing Super Late Model Racing Series.

I-35 Speedway Awards Banquet, Wow, What a Night!!!!

November 17th, 2015

The stage was set early for a great night of festivities as you pulled into the parking lot and saw them cooking in the Pit Stop Barbecue Car at the Cameron Community Center. As the opening ceremonies started we honored, as we always do at I-35 Speedway, Veterans, Active Military, Firefighters, and Law Enforcement as they grant us the freedom and security here in this great country.

Motor Racing Outreach Member Robbie Skipper would get things started with our invocation to the capacity crowd. We discovered real quick that next year more room will be needed as every seat in the Community Center was full! We then looked at the year in review and how great of a year I-35 Speedway was blessed with and this was a night for the Fans and Drivers to sit back, relax and enjoy their night, and yes, receive the many Awards given.

After a delicious meal from Pit Stop Barbecue and slide show presented by Jessica Oskvig with background music provided by K&C Dj Services we were set for the festivities to get under way. First presentation of the night was the Unsung Hero Award for that person that works behind the scenes making sure the race runs smoothly. Unsung Hero Award went to Mike Night for the outstanding job prepping the race track each week.

We then presented the Awards to our top ten point finishers in each Division at I-35 Speedway and we will highlight the point winners: E-Modified John “The Hammer” Brown #36j from Lancaster, Kansas, Hobby Stock “The Maysville Mauler” Mich Ross #34 from Maysville, Missouri, Grand National “Old Guys Rule” Buz Kaster #54 from Kansas City, Kansas, USRA B-Modified “Slim” Tim Eaton #211 from St Joseph, Missouri, USRA Stock Car “Hollywood” Dean Wray #77 from Jamesport, Missouri “Hollywood” Dean Wray with “Tank” Ibarra, USRA Modified “Big Daddy” Dennis Elliott #29 from Mt Ayr, Iowa

I-35 Speedway then honored our 2015 Rookies of the Year in each Class: E-Modified Jacob Blair #81 from Kansas City, Missouri, Hobby Stock Carson Masoner #13x from St Joseph, Missouri, USRA B-Modified Jonathan Knotts #92jk from Blue Springs, Missouri, USRA Stock Car Nathan Carder #8 from Gallatin, Missouri (Kayce Terhune), USRA Modified Houston Johnson #97 from Smithville, Missouri

The Crew of I-35 Speedway then presented Mike and Kyle Johnson with a Plaque for all their hard work and dedication making I-35 a premier racing facility.

Sportsmanship is a treasured award representing respect and fairness to fellow racers and this year I-35 Speedway would present three deserving drivers and teams: Houston Johnson, Nic Hanes, and Dx Racing (Billie Hoover, Mich Ross, Holden Schultz, and John Hanson (L to R) Nic Hanes, Houston Johnson, and Mich Ross

The Gene Tuttle Award went to the track worker that exemplifies Gene’s unselfish and hardworking character.
2015 Gene Tuttle Award goes to Mike Oskvig

I-35 Speedway has started their own Hall of Fame and will induct members each year at our banquet. When choosing Hall Members the effort is to honor the time and commitment put into I-35 Speedway to make it the success it is today.
Our first I-35 Speedway Hall of Fame member is no stranger to racing as she supported her husband when he promoted race tracks. She raised a respected family and to date carries on Larry’s legacy each year at I-35 with Kaster Celebration Night at the Races. She, along with family, presents plaques each year to drivers that may not be the fastest, winningest, but the driver that shows sportsmanship and the determination to compete. No one is more worthy or deserving of this honor. Our first I-35 Speedway Hall of Fame Member is none other than Miss Dixie Kaster!

At the end of the night, over 40 door prizes were given a way, the raffle prizes awarded, and the silent auction bid winners claiming their buys! K&C Dj Services then cranked up the music and the dancing began and would not stop until the wee hours of the night! Special thanks to Kevin and Caleb Ash for their hard work and great music as they are the best in the Dj Business today!

Remember to turn left!!!!

A very special thank you to Mike and Kyle Johnson as they outdone themselves with the 2015 I-35 Speedway Awards Banquet. Fun was had by all and the night was a booming success as we look forward to an even better 2016 Racing Season where we will have more, “Dirt Trackin at its Best”

2016 Rules Update from I-35 Speedway

November 16th, 2015

Winston, MO–I-35 Speedway is pleased to announce a couple of class changes for 2016. I-35 Speedway is bringing back the Charger class to replace the former Grand National class and the rapidly growing Pure Stock will be replacing the Hobby Stock class. The Charger and Pure Stock classes will be weekly classes along with the USRA A Mods, USRA B Mods, USRA Stock Cars and the E-Mods.

In the early years of I-35 Speedway the Charger class would draw enough cars to hold B features every night. The Charger class rules will allow the former Grand Nationals to easily merge into this class but with an additional motor option, the 360 SPEC MOTOR Option. This revised option allows a racer to compete with a Holley Model 4150 four barrel carburetor and heads and intake of his/her choice within the specifications listed in the rules (intake runner no larger than 205cc and intake plenum no higher than 6 inches). We believe racers will like the options now available for them in this class.

Rapidly growing in the Missouri and Kansas area is the Pure Stock class. This class is an economical class that is drawing more and more competitors each year. The former Hobby Stock cars which were in competition at I-35 Speedway can easily transition into the Pure Stock class. Again track management is looking at the cost of competition and working to keep racing affordable.

The E-Mods is another rapidly growing class which is intended as an economical and/or an entry level Driver class. New for 2016 will be the introduction of a chip rule to ensure fairness for all the competitors. Additionally, to give the new drivers a better opportunity to capture their first win, the E-Mods will have an inverted lineup procedure.

All rules and policies can be found on our website I-35speedway.net

I-35 Speedway Winston, MO Announces 2016 Racing Schedule!!!!

November 4th, 2015

Having just completed the 2015 racing season, I-35 Speedway is pleased to announce the 2016 Tentative Schedule listed below. Once again the weekly racing will feature the USRA A Modified, USRA B Modified, USRA Stock Car, and the non-sanctioned Grand Nationals, Hobby Stock, and E Modified classes. The track will once again host the Non-Wing Sprints, the Show Me Vintage Racers, and the Midwest Lightning Sprints as guest classes. New in 2016 will be the United Late Model Association (ULMA) Late Models as the guest class on April 16, 2016.

The 2016 tentative schedule features the 5th Annual Racin for Rian on June 18 an event which collects money for donation to the St. Luke’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The Fireworks Spectacular will be on July 2. The annual Kaster Celebration will be held on July 23. The highly successful Kid’s Night returns on August 6. The 7th Annual Show Me Spectacular featuring the Non-Wing Sprints, the MLS, and the A Mod, B Mod, and E Mod classes will return on October 8. Also new in 2016 will be the Kids “Power Wheel” races and point Championship as they will compete on six different occasions.

Track management is working with other racing series to finalize dates for their visit to the high banks of the 3/8s mile dirt track. Look for announcements concerning these additional series in the near future.

I-35 Speedway 2016 Tentative Schedule (As of November 1, 2015)

Weekly Racing Featuring USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Modifieds, USRA Stocks, Grand Nationals, Hobby Stocks and E-Modifieds

March 12, 2016 – Test & Tune Gates Open 12:00 noon – Practice 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
March 13, 2016 – Test & Tune Weather Date
March 19, 2016 – Season Opener
March 26, 2016 – Weekly Racing “Power Wheels Race #1 for Kids”
April 2, 2016 – Weekly Racing plus Show-Me Vintage Racers (SMVR) & Non-Wing Sprints
April 9, 2016 – Weekly Racing plus Midwest Lightning Sprints (MLS)
April 16, 2016 – Weekly Racing plus ULMA Late Models
April 23, 2016 – Weekly Racing plus MLS
April 30, 2016 – Weekly Racing plus Non-Wing Sprints
May 7, 2016 – Weekly Racing plus MLS
May 14, 2016 – Weekly Racing plus SMVR & Non-Wing Sprints
May 21, 2016 – Weekly Racing “Power Wheels Race #2 for Kids”
May 28, 2016 – Weekly Racing plus MLS
June 4, 2016 – Weekly Racing plus SMVR & Non-Wing Sprints
June 11, 2016 – Weekly Racing plus MLS
June 18, 2016 – Racin’ for Rian – Weekly Racing
June 25, 2016 – Weekly Racing plus MLS & Non-Wing Sprints
July 2, 2016 – Fireworks Spectacular – Weekly Racing “Power Wheels Race #3 for Kids”
July 9, 2016 – Weekly Racing plus MLS
July 16, 2016 – Weekly Racing plus SMVR & Non-Wing Sprints
July 23, 2016 – Kaster Celebration – Weekly Racing plus MLS
July 30, 2016 – Weekly Racing plus Non-Wing Sprints
August 6, 2016 – Kids Night – Weekly Racing plus SMVR & MLS
August 13, 2016 – Weekly Racing “Power Wheels Race #4 for Kids”
August 20, 2016 – Weekly Racing plus Non-Wing Sprints
August 27, 2016 – Weekly Racing plus MLS
September 3, 2016 – Weekly Racing plus SMVR
September 10, 2016 – Weekly Racing plus MLS
September 17, 2016 – Weekly Racing plus Non-Wing Sprints
September 24, 2016 – Weekly Racing plus MLS
October 1, 2016 – Weekly Racing “Power Wheels Race #5 for Kids”
October 8, 2016 – Show-Me Spectacular featuring Non-Wing Sprints, Midwest Lightning Sprints, A-Mods, B-Mods, and E-Mods
October 15, 2016 – To be determined
October 22, 2016 – Championship Night – Weekly Racing “Power Wheels Race #6 for Kids”

McCarthy Auto Group Championship Night sat I-35 Speedway!!!!!!!!

October 26th, 2015

Kicking off the great racing action on McCarthy Auto Group Championship Night would see the E-Modifieds roar to the track. Heat race winner Alvie Christofferson #20x would take the early lead from a pole starting spot and lead the first few circuits until other heat race winner and 2015 Track Champion John Brown #36j would charge past on the inside. Brown would not look back and race on to victory leaving Christofferson to place second. Austin Bouzek #14 would race a borrowed car from deep in the field to place third as Kit baily would finish a close fourth. Kyle Henning #1would have a smooth and consistent race and round out the night’s top five. Other heat race winner was Corey Myers #15 who would be involved in an early race mishap taking him from win contention.

Hobby Stocks would be in fine form as they would put on a great show of racing to the checkers. Greg Gilbert #23g would work his way to the front early in the feature and hold off all challengers on his way to McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Gilbert would have to work for the win as 2015 Hobby Stock Track Champion Mich Ross #34would be on his bumper the entire feature but fall short at the end and place second on the night. Heat race winner and early leader Conner Masoner #47x would hold off younger brother Carson Masoner #13x as they would finish third and fourth respectively. Anthony Persell #87 would move through the pack and place a solid fifth. Other heat race winner on the night was Jim Masoner #99.

Grand Nationals, in the closest point battle going into the nights racing action, would see Donnie Brown #26 win the heat race as he and Buz Kaster #54 would start on the front row of the feature. When the race started, miss-starts would force the front row to the rear and move the second row up to the point. When the green flew Austin Johnson #98 would charge to the lead only to see it evaporate as the feature progressed. Kaster would charge from the back to the front and on to victory claiming both feature win and the 2015 Grand National Track Championship. Brown would do all he could and come home second on the night as Austin Johnson would fade to third. Bobby Lopez #1L would be in the hunt and place fourth with Marty Powell #9p fifth.

USRA B-Modifieds would see a new face added to the winners list in 2015 as Johnny McGinnis #33j would charge to the front and on to victory capturing his first feature win this year at I-35 Speedway. McGinnis would be challenged often but run a flawless feature to see the checkers first with big mover of the race Steve Starmer #11s placing second. Starmer would start last in the feature as he suffered problems in his heat race and pass all cars but McGinnis. 2015 USRA B-Modified Track Champion Tim Eaton #211, who also had problems in his heat race, would charge from the back to the front and place third on the night. Bud Wilson #77x would race to the checkers and place fourth holding #52m of Dustin Miller to finish fifth. Heat race winners were one time leader Randy Ainsworth #57 who would suffer a broken drive shaft and Clint Baker #17x would was a lead contender until steering issues forced him over the bank in turn #1 and out of the race.

USRA Stock Cars would see great racing action from start to finish as they took to the three eights mile of dirt. Chris Dishong #98 would take the early lead and be the car to beat early as he set a blistering pace for the first half the feature. As the race progressed, Jason Estes #997 would charge to the front, after an early race mishap sent him to the back, and challenge Dishong for the top spot. As Estes was challenging for the lead mechanical problems would force him from the feature and Dishong would follow him to the pits one lap later with mechanical issues. When the yellow flag was lifted Billie Hoover #21h would lead the race and battle wheel to wheel with Thomas Roberts #65x for several laps. Roberts would take over the top spot and never relinquish picking up win #81 of his illustrious career. Hoover would go on to finish a close second with Alvie Christofferson #22a crossing the line third. Blake Peeler #292 was among the leaders all race and mount a charge in the end to place fourth with Jon Boller III #6x ending the night fifth. Heat race winners were Jason Estes and Jon Boller Jr #20x, who would suffer a flat tire early from contact and retire from the feature. Your 2015 USRA I-35 Speedway Stock Car Track Champion is “Hollywood” Dean Wray #77.

USRA Modifieds would not disappoint with great racing action up front. Kevin Blackburn #26k, on his first visit to I-35 Speedway, would find the fast smooth track to his liking out dueling second place finisher Issac Dotson #67d and picking up the feature win. Blackburn would not be challenged in the later stages of the race and cruise to victory. Heat race winner Derick Hicks #78 would take the third spot on the night with Ryan Schaffer #R21 fourth. Other heat race winner John Hanson #2h would recover from an early race spin to mount a charge back through the field to finish fifth. 2015 USRA Modified I-35 Speedway Track Champion is Dennis Elliott #29.

During Intermission I-35 Speedway would recognize all our 2015 Track Champions for all their hard work and dedication this racing season. Pictured below from left to right:
Buz Kaster #54 Grand National Track Champion
Donnie Brown #26 Grand National Runner Up
Mich Ross #34 Hobby Stock Track Champion
John Brown #36j E-Modified Track Champion
Dean Wray #77 USRA Stock Car Track Champion
Tim Eaton #211 USRA B-Modified Track Champion
Dennis Elliott #29 USRA Modified Track Champion

2015 I-35 Speedway Track Champions!!!!!!

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all drivers and fans for making 2015 a great year and we look for forward to even a better 2016 season. See everyone at the Awards Banquet 11/14/2015 at the Cameron Community Center as we celebrate the year!!!

I-35 Speedway Returns to Action 10/24/2015 with McCarthy Auto Group Championship Night!

October 15th, 2015

As the season starts to wind down there is one race left at I-35 Speedway to crown our 2015 Champions.  Some familiar faces return to the top and some new faces rise to challenge as the best of the best will celebrate a winning season and claim the ultimate prize of Track Champion.

Reminding all race fans that I-35 Speedway will not race Saturday 10/17/2015 but will return to action 10/24/2015 with the great racing action we have come to expect. Current point leaders by class: E-Modified John “The Hammer” Brown #36j  / Hobby Stock “Maysville Mauler” Mich Ross #34 / Grand National “Wamba” Buz Kaster #54 / USRA B-Modified “Slim” Tim Eaton #211 / USRA Stock Car “Hollywood” Dean Wray #77 / USRA Modified “Big Daddy” Dennis Elliott #29

 

Would like to remind everyone of the upcoming I-35 Speedway Awards Banquet 10/14/2015 as we crown our 2015 Track Champions and give out other special recognition awards. The Awards Banquet will be held at Cameron Community Center in Cameron, MO as we will have dining at its best, Awards Ceremony, and Music by K&C Dj Services to dance the night away. Tickets are on sale now for $25 and can be purchased at the front office at the track. Come on out for a night of food and fun as we celebrate a year of great racing.

Remember to dress in your favorite Halloween Costume 10/24/2015 as we will have a contest for the scariest or best costume. We will also be playing hula hoop pass during intermission!

See everyone for McCarthy Auto Group Championship Night for More “Dirt Trackin at its Best” I-35 Speedway Winston, MO.

Myers, Billings, Keller, Moore, and Reed all Big Winners at McCarthy Auto Group Show Me Spectacular

October 13th, 2015

E-Modifieds would charge to the track starting the night of great racing action in the Open-Wheel Nationals at I-35 Speedway. The feature would see many lead changes as heat race winner Jorden Dawson #J90 would charge to the early lead until other heat race winner Paul Lanfermann II #16g would take over the top spot. Lanfermann would slip in turns one and two allowing Kit Bailey #77 to inherit the lead. Bailey would lead several circuits until Jason Estes #20x would pass Bailey appearing to be the car to beat. Other heat race winner Corey Myers #15 would save his equipment until he needed it most, using a daring move in the final turn of the final lap to claim victory by less than a bumper. Myers would stand tall in McCarthy Auto Group Winner’s Circle with Estes placing a very close second. Early leader Bailey would place third leaving Lanfermann to fourth. Rookie contender Robert Fisk #31b would round out the night’s top five.

Midwest Lightning Sprints would keep the excitement rolling at the McCarthy Auto Group Show Me Spectacular. Heat race winner Mark Billings #60e would launch to the front and never be challeneged on his way to victory lane. The Midwest Lightning Sprints 2015 Champion Tom Brown #B20 would rally late to place second with Mike Trent #85 finishing third. Other heat race winner Beau Heavelow #4 would finish a strong fourth as Jason Tanner #T20 would place fifth.

USRA B-Modifieds would see a familiar face in victory lane as Doug Keller #77 would use a heat race win and front row starting position to lead every lap on his way to the feature win. Current point leader Tim Eaton #211 would use the high line to his advantage and race his way to place second. Randy Ainsworth #57 would battle Blake Pierce #16 to the checkers with Ainsworth third and Pierce placing fourth. Troy Carlyle #44 would recover from an early race mishap and end the feature fifth. Other heat race winner Bud Wilson #77x was in the hunt early until engine problems would force him from contention. Other heat race winner Chase Galvan #0 would also be among the leaders until a turn four mishap would force him from the feature.

Non-Wing Sprint Cars would not disappoint those in attendance as heat race winner Chad Goff #9x would take the early lead and appear to be on cruise control until a mid-race caution. Coming back to the green on a restart the leader Goff would exit the track with mechanical issues turning the lead over to Mitchell Moore #51. Moore would use a smooth line to hold off the hard charge of second place finisher Cody Baker #38 to claim the big paycheck and win on this night of racing action. Danny Thoman #27 would race his way to third with Wyatt Burks #11 who was big mover of the feature placing fourth. Bradlee Ryun #19n was among the front runners the entire race and would place fifth. Other heat race winners were Chad Tye #88 and Chris Desselle #21c.

USRA Modifieds were the feature of the night with great racing action throughout the twenty-six strong feature. Heat race winner Zach Sanders #69 would take the early lead and pull away from the field until a caution would bunch the field back up. On the restart Sanders would slip as other heat race winner Darren Shaw #11 would use the high line to perfection taking the lead. Shaw would continue to lead until midway through the race when mechanical issues would force him to the pits and out of contention. Robbie Reed #5 would race from deep in the field passing all challengers to pick up his third feature win at I-35 Speedway this 2015 racing season and the $2000 payday at the McCarthy Auto Group Show Me Spectacular. Big mover of the feature would see point leader Dennis Elliott #29 fly through the pack and land a solid second place. Cory Wray #69n and other heat race winner Terry Schultz #90 would battle wheel to wheel to the line with Wray placing third and Shultz fourth. Aaron Marrant #70, who would also come from deep in the pack, would round out the night’s top five. Other heat race winner was Matt Dotson #88d who was among the front runners until mechanical issues would force him from the race.

The big race of the night was held during Intermission as the first annual Power Wheels Spectacular was a roaring success as the kids on board were all smiles. As the lineups were set and the green flag dropped Allie Miller #76 would charge to the lead. Allie would not be denied as she would pick up the feature win and first place trophy on this night. Timothy Kinser #32 would use a late race pass to finish second as Bristol Hicks #78 would finish third. Fourth place finisher Creed Wilson #75 would start from the pole position but fade in the latter stages when he forgot to make the turn around the cone. Rounding out the top five driving the John Deere Tractor was Cayden St. John. Mitch Booher’s daughter Evy #22b was in a close battle with Jake Hoover #21h to the checkers. Thanks to all the kids as each would receive a trophy for their efforts.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank everyone for making the McCarthy Auto Group Show Me Spectacular a success in 2015. See everyone back in two weeks for Championship Night and more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

Show-Me Spectacular this Saturday Night at I-35 Speedway!!!!!

October 7th, 2015

I-35 Speedway is hosting the 6th Annual McCarthy Auto Group Show Me Spectacular this Saturday, October 10, 2015. This event first began in 2011 as a two day show for Stock Cars, B Mods, and Hobby Stocks. The 2015 version will be a one day all open wheel show as the USRA A Modifieds, the USRA B Modifieds, the E Mods, the Midwest Outlaw Lightning Sprints, and the Non-Wing Sprints compete for additional purse money. The first ever “Power Wheels” Race for the kids will take place during Intermission adding to the night’s entertainment.
If this past weekend’s racing was an indication, where Bud Wilson won by a bumper over Randy Ainsworth in the B Mod class, this Show Me Spectacular will be one of the best! The USRA A Mods will be competing for a $2,000 first place pay day and $150 to start the feature race. The E Mods purse will be $500 to win and $50 to start. The USRA B Mods will contend for $1,000 to win and $75 to start. The Midwest Outlaw Lightning Sprints will race for $1,000 to win and $100 to start. The Non Wing Sprints will pay $1,200 for first and $125 to start. This will be a USRA point race for the USRA classes.

So far in 2015 there have been 62 different E-Mod drivers, 89 different A Mod competitors, 107 B Mod racers, 24 Midwest Outlaw Lightning Sprints, and 37 different competitors in the Non Wing Sprint Cars race at I-35 Speedway. Fifty drivers have preregistered for competition. The Show Me Spectacular may bring even more new drivers to the track.

Who will be the Show Me champions? If you were betting would you place your money in the A Mods on track point champion Dennis Elliott, maybe 2014 champion Zach Sanders, or USRA point leader Terry Schultz or someone else? In the B Mods, where do place your bet, last week winner Bud Wilson, Randy Ainsworth, track champ Tim Eaton, maybe Doug Keller, or someone else? In the E Mods again you have a multitude of choices track champion John Brown, young gun Austin Bouzek, or the veteran Jon Boller, Jr, or someone else? The Midwest Outlaw Lightning Sprints could see a winner with the last name of Billings or Brown or Moreland or Trent or someone who has not raced there all year. The Non Wing Sprint Cars could see a Show Me Champ of Baker, Burks, Moore, or Shuman winners of the features this race season or you never know who else might drop in.

Pit gates open at 2:00 P.M., grandstand gates open at 3:00 P.M., drivers meeting is at 5:30, hot laps begin at 6 P.M., and racing will start at 7 P.M. I-35 Speedway is located just a short drive north of Liberty Missouri at exit 64. General admission is $20, Seniors 62 and over are $16, children 7-12 are $6, and children 6 and under are free.
I-35 Speedway would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting this event: McCarthy Auto Group, Seeburg Muffler, Rod End Supply, Schaffer Farms, Brown Construction, Salon Atmosphere, Malvern Bank, Timberline Trading, DX Racing, Barney & Ethel Motorsports, Little Red Kennels, Lake Road Warehouse, Scobee Powerline, TCD Parts, Adams & Eaton Concrete Pumping, Pamper Chef-DX Racing, Harris Lawn & Landscape, River Valley Ag, Noll’s Lawn Care, A to Z Billboard, and Independence Specialty Tow.

Robbie Reed #5 Modified Wins Winners Circle Awards Night at I-35 Speedway

October 6th, 2015

E-Modified would charge to the fast, smooth three eights mile of dirt known as I-35 Speedway and set the pace for the night of great racing action. Heat race winner Austin Bouzek #14 would take the lead early as the racing raged behind the leader. Bouzek would see his lead disappear as Corey Myers #15 would charge past on the outside and claim the lead until a broken left front a arm would break taking him from the race and win contention. As the green would fly again on the track Bouzek would again take the lead, this time hold on for the remainder of the feature and on to the win. Other heat race winner John Brown #36J would challenge late only to fall short and finish second. Other heat race winner Daniel Harris #319 would have yet another solid run placing third with Jon Boller Jr #20x fourth. Rookie of the year contender Jacob Blair #81 would finish a consistent fifth.

Hobby Stocks would see the familiar face of Mich Ross #34 in victory lane as he would charge to the front in the early laps and on to the win. The two heat race winners, Conner Masoner #47x and Carson Masoner #13x would battle to the checkers with Conner placing second and Carson third. Anthony Persell #87 and Cassidy Buckingham #9x would battle side by side throughout the feature with Persell fourth and Buckingham fifth.

Grand Nationals would witness Buz Kaster #54 win both heat race and feature on this night of great racing action. Kaster would be challenged early by second place finisher Donnie Brown #26 and third place finisher Marty Powell #9p. B.B. Tex #97bb would race his way to place fourth with Bobby Lopez #1L fifth.

USRA B-Modifieds would again be in fine form as heat race winner Bud Wilson #77x would celebrate in McCarthy Auto Group Winner’s Circle. Wilson would pass one time leader Randy Ainsworth #57 on the high side moving Ainsworth to place second. Steve Starmer #11s would hold off the hard charge of Tim Eaton #211 to place third with Eaton fourth. Nic Hanes #75 would again show poise and patience notching a top five finish. Other heat race winner Jim Cameron #96c would develop mechanical problems forcing him from the field.

USRA Stock Cars would play the record over again as Dean Wray #77 would pick up his ninth feature win in a row at I-35 Speedway. Wray would win his heat race and hold other heat race winner Thomas Roberts #65x at bay leaving Roberts to place second. Jon Boller Jr #20x would search high and low to no avail finishing third with Alvie Christofferson #22a fourth. Billie Hoover #21h was among the leaders the entire feature only to fade late to place fifth.

USRA Modifieds would not disappoint and end the night on a high note. The two heat race winners would battle to the checkers with Robbie Reed #5 in victory lane for win number two at I-35 Speedway this 2015 racing season. Darren Shaw #11 would recover from an early race mishap and charge back to the front and finish second passing third place finisher Tad Davis #75 at the line. Ryan Schaffer #R21 would place fourth with Bud Wilson #97, subbing for Houston Johnson, rounding out the night’s top five.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank our great and loyal fans and drivers alike for yet another stellar night of racing excitement. See everyone next week for the Show-Me Spectacular at I-35 Speedway and more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

Winners Circle Awards Night at the Races coming to I-35 Speedway 10/03/2015

October 2nd, 2015

We are anticipating a large car and fan count for this Saturday at I-35 Speedway on Winners Circle Awards Night at the Races. The best of the best come to compete on the fast, smooth race track as point battles rage and all drivers want to notch their name in the win column this 2015 racing season. I-35 Speedway is definitely the place to be for the very best in Saturday Night racing action. We have witnessed a total of 62 different drivers visiting McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle in the many different divisions this year and will wait and see who claims the checkers this Saturday Night. Never a dull moment at the fast 3/8ths mile of dirt as the racing is always competitive and exciting side by side action. We will be playing hula hoop pass during our short Intermission along with egg toss.

Reminding everyone to mark their calendar for Saturday October 10th as I-35 Speedway host the Show-Me Spectacular/Open Wheel Nationals featuring USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Modifieds, E-Modifieds, Non-Wing Sprint Cars, and Midwest Lightning Sprints. This promises to be one of the biggest and best races as the money is on the line waiting for the drivers to collect. You will not want to miss this race and Remember the Power Wheels Race for the kids during Intermission on this great night of racing action. Again, October the 10th, I-35 Speedway, the Open Wheel Nationals!!!!!!!!!!

Be sure and pick up those I-35 Speedway Banquet tickets that are on sale at the front office for only $25. The banquet is scheduled for 11/14/2015 at the Community Center in Cameron, MO. We will have food, awards given, and K & C Dj Services providing the music on this fun night to relax and honor the achievements in the 2015 racing season. http://kandcdjservices.weebly.com/

Rod End Supply Night at the Races at I-35 Speedway a Night to Remember!!!

September 27th, 2015

E-Modifieds would charge to the track with heat race winner and point leader John Brown #36j taking the early lead and on to McCarthy Auto Group Winner’s Circle. Brown was challenged late by second place finisher Austin Bouzek #14, who would run out of laps on his charge to the front. Other heat race winner Corey Myers #15 was battling Brown for the lead early until a broken brake caliper would move him to a third place finish. Rookie of the year contender and other heat race winner Jacob Blair #81 would end the night finishing fourth. Daniel Harris #319 would recover from a flat tire a visit to the hot lane to charge through the pack notching a solid top five finish.

Hobby Stocks though small in numbers were high in quality as Mich Ross #34 would again visit victory lane. Ross would come from the back of the pack to the front by passing all challengers on his way to claiming the checkers. Conner Masoner #47x would lead early only to finish a solid second, with Josh Adkins #152 placing third. Jim Masoner Jr #99 would rally late for a fourth place finish with Steven Bunton #1/2s rounding out the feature’s top five. Heat race winner Carson Masoner #13x was among the front runners until mechanical issues would force him to the pits and out of contention.

Back to the track this week the always exciting Midwest Lightning Sprints would witness Mark K Billings, driving a barrowed car #85, taking it on a trip to the winner’s circle. Billings would lead every caution free lap and would not be challenged. Heat race winner and 2015 Midwest Lightning Sprint Champion Tom Brown #b20 would race his way to place capturing the point’s title. Other heat race winner and most improved Lightning Sprint driver Paden Moreland #19 would challenge Brown for second only to be forced to placing third. Rick Baxter #12b would finish fourth with Hershel Thompson #49 fifth.

Grand Nationals would be in fine form as the two veterans of the class would battle tooth and nail as the points battle rages on. Buz Kaster #54 would use a front row starting position to launch him out front and on to victory. Heat race winner Donnie Brown #26 would challenege Kaster every step of the way but would only muster a second place showing. Austin Johnson #98 would place third, Bobby Lopez #1L fourth, with Marty Powell #9p an impressive fifth.

USRA B-Modifieds, in one of the best features of the night, would see Randy Ainsworth #57 and heat race winner Bud Wilson #77x would swap the lead continually throughout the feature. Wilson would lead every circuit until the last lap when a daring turn four move by Ainsworth would decide the victor. Ainsworth would celebrate in victory lane with Wilson placing a very close second. Ronnie Miller #76 would battle with other heat race winner Johnny McGinnis #33j with Miller third and McGinnis placing fourth. Nic Hanes #9h was the big mover of the feature by racing his way from deep in the pack to a fifth place finish. Other heat race winner was point leader Tim Eaton #211.

USRA Stock Cars were high in number and quality as Dean Wray #77 continues his winning ways notching win number eight in a row and seventeen on the 2015 racing season at I-35 Speedway. Wray would not be challenged cruising to victory with great racing ensuing behind the leader throughout the field. Heat race winner Thomas Roberts #65x would find the groove to place second with other heat race winner Jeff Dixon #88 third. Jon Boller Jr #20x would race through the pack to place fourth with Mathew West #31x rounding out the night’s top five.

USRA Modifieds would roar to the track completing the night’s great racing action. Heat race winner Terry Schultz #90 would show no mercy on the field leading every lap to claim his third victory of the 2015 racing season at I-35 Speedway. Schultz would be challenged early and often by other heat race winner and point leader Dennis Elliott #29 who went on the place second. Newcomer to I-35 Speedway in the USRA Modified division Eric Turner #16s would impress all with a solid third place showing. Another newcomer to the track Tad Davis #75 would also impress as he would finish fourth on the night. Robbie Reed #5 would recover from early race miscues and come back to the front placing fifth. Other heat race winner was Zach Sanders #69.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all the drivers and fans alike for another stellar night of dirt track racing. See everyone next week for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

Racing Action Continues this Saturday Night at I-35 Speedway!

September 22nd, 2015

Rod End Supply Night at the Races will see Central States Midgets added to the already exciting show of Midwest Lightning Sprints, USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, Grand Nationals, E-Modifieds, and Hobby Stocks! Weather promises to be perfect for with races starting at 7:00 PM with ticket prices being Adults $12, Seniors $10, Kids 7-12 $6, under 7 FREE. Come on out and watch the premier drivers of the Midwest compete on the fast, smooth, three eights mile of dirt known as I-35 Speedway. Mike and Kyle Johnson work to make sure the facility is clean and maintained for your racing enjoyment and family fun. Our concession stand has great food with a picnic area for your dining convenience, the beer shack is always ready to serve your favorite adult beverage, Kaster Souvenir Stand has about every type racing stuff you could ask, funnel cake stand with brownie bites, and Trackside Bar and Grill open before, during, and after the races for all your dining needs. I-35 Speedway is the place to be this Saturday Night for racing and family fun!!!

Last week at Casey’s General Store Night at the Races we had 102 cars enter the pits and this week we expect even more as both Midwest Lightning Sprints and Central States Midgets will be in attendance adding to the show. Always exciting E-Modifieds will battle as John Brown #36j holds on to his point lead, Hobby Stock has witnessed point leader Mich Ross #34 win the last four features in a row, Grand National points are the closest of any with Donnie Brown #26 narrowly ahead of Buz Kaster #54, Dean Wray #77 Stock Car has won the last seven features in a row and sixteen on the year, B-Modified has had thirteen different winners as Tim Eaton #211 leads the points, and the mighty Modifieds has Dennis Elliott #29 leading the points with all the big guns in pursuit. Tom Brown winning one of the Midwest Lightning Sprint features and Paden Moreland picking up his first ever feature win in the other!
“Beep, Beep” Paden Moreland #19 MLS Winner

Central States Midgets added to the already impressive show with the normal ticket prices!

102 Cars Enter at Casey’s General Store Night at the Races I-35 Speedway

September 21st, 2015

Starting the night’s great racing action the Midwest Lightning Sprints would see a first time ever feature winner in their make-up feature from July 25, 2015.  Heat race winner Paden Moreland #19 would set a blistering pace while leading every lap holding off all challengers on his way to McCarthy Auto Group Winner’s Circle.  Tom Brown #b20 was in winning contention but unable to pass the speedy Moreland settling for second place.  Tyler Miller #25m would finish a solid third with Chris Schofield #9s fourth and Mike Trent #49 rounding out the feature’s top five.  Other heat race winner was Mark K Billings #51 who developed mechanical problems forcing him from the race.

E-Modifieds would roar to the three-eighths of dirt  and see heat race winner and current point leader John Brown #36j in victory lane.  Brown would lead every circuit on his way to claiming the top spot.  Other heat race winner Kit Bailey #77 would challenge Brown early only to fade late and place second.  Jason Estes #20x, in a barrowed car, would race his way to finish third with Nick Little #7 fourth.  Final heat race winner Daniel Harris #319 would notch a solid top five run.

Hobby Stock would look like a broken record as Mich Ross #34 would charge through the pack to pick up his fourth win in a row at I-35 Speedway.  Early race leader Carson Masoner #13x would battle heat race winner Conner Masoner #47x for the top spot until Conner would spin out in turn four sending him to the rear of the field.  Carson Masoner would continue his chase for the front and finish second with Greg Gilbert #23g exploding his engine at the line finishing third.  Conner Masoner would recover from his early race miscue to finish fourth as Jim Masoner Jr #99 would finish fifth.

USRA B-Modifieds would be in fine form on this night of great racing action.  Heat race winner Clint Baker #17x would outrun all challengers and claim the checkered flag for his first feature win this 2015 racing season.  Other heat race winner Randy Ainsworth #57 would try Baker high and low to no avail and would be forced to settle for second.  Ronnie Miller #76 was the big mover of the feature by racing his way from the back of the pack to the front placing third.  Tony Manley #24w and Nic Hanes #9h would race clean and green to the checkers with Manley fourth and Hanes fifth.  Other heat race winner was David Bouzek #75.

grand Nationals would take to the track with the closest point battle at I-35 Speedway.  Heat race winner Donnie Brown #26 continues his winning ways by leading every lap and holding off the hard charge of second place finisher Buz Kaster #54, to claim the victory.  Heat race winner Austin Johnson #98 would end the night third with Travis Walker #71, back behind the wheel of his Grand National, fourth.  Houston Johnson #97 would round out the night’s top five.

In their second feature of the evening the Midwest Lightning Sprints would see first and second from the earlier feature rearranged.  Heat race winner Tom Brown #b20 would not be denied as he and other heat race winner Paden Moreland #19 would battle side by side for the first three laps of their race.  Brown would methodically pull away to claim the feature win, leaving Moreland to place second.  Ken Brown #10 would end the night in third with Rick Baxter #12b placing fourth and Chris Schofield #9s fifth.

USRA Stock Cars were high in number and quality with the best of the best racing at I-35 Speedway.  Dean Wray #77 continues his dominance winning his heat race and feature number seven in a row, making it win number sixteen for the 2015 racing season.  Thomas Roberts #65x would race his way to a solid second place with Blake Peeler #292 making an impressive showing placing third.  Gene Stigall #xx20 would finish fourth with hard charger of the feature Billie Hoover #21h coming from the back to place fifth.  Other heat race winner was Jon Boller Jr #20x who was battling for the lead when contact would take him from contention.

USRA Modifieds would see a locked and loaded field with the best drivers from all around choosing to race at I-35 Speedway.  Heat race winner Zach Sanders #69 would take the early lead and pace the field and be the car to beat this night of racing.  Sanders would lead every lap on his way to McCarthy Auto Group Winner’s Circle.  Darron Fuqua #87, in his first ever visit to I-35 Speedway, would find the track to his liking with a second place finish.  Heat race winner Terry Schultz #90 was in winning contention until a tire would go flat in the later stages moving his to place third.  Current point leader Dennis Elliott #29 would battle Derrick Hicks #78 as the two would go back and forth with Elliott placing fourth and Hicks fifth.  Other heat race winner was Jared Stiens #59.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all the drivers and Ed Noll Racing for their donations to the nickel drop that was held during Intermission activities for the kids.  We would also like to Thank Roger Conger for his donation of the two scooters that were given away to the kid’s ages four and under.  I-35 Speedway would especially like to thank the drivers and fans alike for this great night of racing.  See everyone next week for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

Midwest Lightning Sprints Return to I-35 Speedway this Saturday for Casey’s General Store Night at the Races!!!

September 18th, 2015

Double features this Saturday Night or the Midwest Lightning Sprints as they make their return to I-35 Speedway. Casey’s General Store Night will also feature USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, Grand Nationals, E-Modifieds, and Hobby Stocks all wanting to make their mark in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Point battles rage in all classes with the closest in Grand Nationals as Buz Kaster #54, Austin Johnson #98, and Donnie Brown #26 all needing wins to secure he title. Brown has won the last three features in a row, can he continue his winning streak? In USRA Stock Car Dean Wray #77 has won six in a row and fifteen features on the 2015 racing season, who will step up and challenge Wray? Modified racing is always exciting with eleven different winners on the year, as USRA B-Modifieds have witnessed twelve different drivers visit victory lane. E-Modified is always one to watch as John Brown #36j clings to his point lead in a backup car as the field is full of outstanding rookie contenders all wanting to collect that elusive first win. Hobby Stock has been gaining in car count each week as the Masoner Brothers, Conner #47x and Carson #20x, both are nipping at the heels of Mich Ross for that win and point title.

Intermission this week will see Hula Hoop pass which I will explain Saturday! And reminding all kids 4 and under we will be giving away a couple small three wheel bikes compliments of Conger Racing! Sign up at the front gate to win!!!!

Adults $12, Seniors $10, Childen 7-12 $6, Kids under 7 are Free. Gates open 4:30, hot laps 6:15, races start at 7:00 P.M. this Saturday night!

Giving away bikes during Intermission!!!!

Reminding everyone of the upcoming Show-Me Spectacular on October 10th 2015 as we feature USRA Modifieds with $2000 to win, USRA B-Modifieds with $1000 to win, E-Modifieds with $500 to win, Non-Wing Sprint Cars with $1200 to win, and Midwest Lightning Sprints with $1000 to win! Remember the big race of the night during Intermission as we line up the kids in their Power Wheels and race them on the front straight on a specially prepared circle track!!!!! I-35 Speedway would like to thank the sponsors’ for steeping up: McCarthy Auto Group, Rod End Supply, TCD Parts INC, Adams Eaton Concrete Pumping, Salon Atmosphere, Scobee Powerline Construction, Malvern Trust and Savings Bank. Brown Construction, Lake Road Warehouse, Seeburg Muffler, Independence Specialty Tow, DX Racing, Timberline Trading, River Valley Ag, A to Z Billboard, Noll’s Lawn Care, Barney & Ethel Motorsports, Schaffer Farms, Harris Lawn and Landscaping, and Little Red Kennel.

Remember the banquet 11/14/2015 at Cameron Community Building with tickets on $25 that can be purchased at the front gate on any race night the rest of the 2015 season. Music will be provided by K & C DJ Services to keep you dancing the entire night!

Wow, so much action at I-35 Speedway, “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!!!

Casey Shuman #77 Wins Lake Road Warehouse Night at the Races I-35 Speedway

September 14th, 2015

Kicking of a night of great racing action were the always exciting E-Modifieds as 13 year old Austin Bouzek #14 would win both his heat race and the feature on this night. Bouzek would take the lead early and never look back notching win number three on the 2015 racing season at I-35 Speedway. Point leader John Brown #3tj was the big mover of the race coming from the back to the front and placing second with Scotty Grenier #25 third. Other heat race winner Robert Fisk #31b would have his best finish to date coming home fourth with Kyle Henning #1 rounding out the nights top five.

Hobby Stocks would see Mich Ross #34 miss his heat race and have to start rear of the feature and pass all contenders on his way to the checkers. Ross would dominate with over a half lap lead over second place finisher the 13x of Carson Masoner. Heat race winner Conner Masoner #47x would hold of dear old dad Jim Masoner Jr #99 to finish third with Jim fourth. Kevin Koontz #43 was in win contention all night until developing problems and fading late to fifth. Other heat race winner was Josh Adkins #152 would lead early only to have mechanical issues taking him from contention.

Grand National would put on a great show as Donnie Brown #26 would pick up his sixth win of the 2015 racing season and stand tall in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Buz Kaster #54 would challenge Brown but come up a little short and finish second on the night. Austin Johnson #98 would be in the front challenging for the lead but fade as the race progressed and placed third with Dale Eaton #3 fourth. Marty Powell #9p would again show poise and consistency finishing fifth. Other heat race winner was Tim Shields #42t who would battle Brown early for the lead and develop mechanical issues forcing him to pull to the infield.

Non-Wing Sprint Cars would not disappoint the fans in attendance with exciting racing throughout the entire field. Heat race winner Casey Shuman #77 would jump to the early lead and never be challenged on his way to the winners circle. Other heat race winner Layne Himebaugh #24L would race his way to a solid second place finish with Chris Morgan #11 third on the night. Mike Moore and heat race winner Craig Carroll would battle the entire race with the #69 of Moore fourth and the #24c of Carroll fifth.

USRA B-Modifieds charged to the track with Shadren Turner #17t taking the lead and appearing to be the car to beat until a late race caution would stack the field. Ronnie Miller #76 would take over the top spot and on to victory for his first ever feature win at I-35 Speedway. Heat race winner Turner would finish the night a strong second with point leader Tim Eaton #211 third. Bud Wilson #77x would recover from a trip to the hot lane and race back to the front finishing forth. Danan Knott #18k would recover from an early race spin cycle in turn three to finish the feature fifth. Other heat race winner was Nic Hanes #9h.

USRA Stock Car would see the familiar face of Dean Wray #77 pick up his sixth feature win in a row as he landed in McCarthy Auto Group Victory Lane. Heat race winner Wray would start on the pole and lead every lap on his way to claiming the nights top spot. Jon Boller Jr #20x and Billie Hoover #21 would battle the entire race with Boller edging Hoover by mere inches at the line to place second and Hoover third. Thomas Roberts #65x would mount a late race charge to the front and place fourth with Tom smith #9 rounding out the nights top five. Other heat race winner was Jason Estes #997 who would develop mechanical issue on the first lap of the feature and end the night in the pit area.

High flying, fire breathing, alcohol drinking USRA Modifieds would wrap up a night of great racing action. Heat race winner Ryan Schaffer #R21 and Dennis Elliott #29 would swap the lead early until Schaffer would find the groove and pull away claiming his second victory of the 2015 racing season. Other heat race winner Issac Dotson #67d would try high side and low side and race his way to second with the always fast Joe Horgdal #29h moving into third. Jared Stiens #59 was he big mover of the race coming from the back to the front of the feature pacing fourth on the night. Point leader and heat race winner Dennis Elliott #29 would fade late in the feature to finish the night fifth.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank Fans and Drivers alike for another great night of racing action. A special tribute was held during opening ceremonies in remembrance of 9/11/2001 that we never forget. I-35 Speedway would like to thank Roger Conger for the donations of the two bicycles we gave away during Intermission. See everyone next week for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!

Non-Wing Sprints Coming To I-35 Speedway Saturday

September 12th, 2015

No Driver Registration Fees for the Ramainder of the Year at I-35 Speedway!!!

In the famous words of Paul Revere, “The Non Wing sprints are coming” “The Non Wing Sprints are coming” to I-35 Speedway this Saturday, September 12, 2015. The Non Wing Sprints are making their sixth of seven appearances at the 3/8’s mile high banked speedway. Additionally, the USRA A Mods, USRA B Mods, and USRA Stock Cars will be in action as they earn those track and national points racing for the championships. The always competitive E Mods, the high octane Hobby Stocks, and the Grand Nationals, the class with the tightest point race, will also be in action.
I-35 Speedway has provided the most racing for the race fan’s money all season long.
Since this is a Special Event the ticket prices are Adults $15, Seniors $13, Children 7-12 $6, Kids under 7 are Free. Gates open 4:30, hot laps 6:15, races start at 7:00 P.M. I-35 Speedway is located at exit 64 off the interstate just a short drive north of Kansas City.

Professional Ag Services Night at the Races I-35 Speedway

September 8th, 2015

E-Modified would start the night’s racing action nineteen strong as heat race winner Anthony Asher #20xa would again see the checkers first on this night of racing. Asher would be challenged by early leader and other heat race winner Allie Mulich #90, who would go on to place second. Rookie contenders Derek Carney #05 and Jacob Blair #81 would do battle to the line with Carney placing third and Blair fourth. Casey Burnett #23b would race his way to a solid fifth place finish. Other heat race winner was Daniel Harris #319 who was among the front runners until a turn one mishap would take him from contention.
Anthony Asher #20xa E-Mod Winner

Hobby Stocks would see point leader Mich Ross #34 add another victory to an already impressive 2015 racing season. Heat race winner Conner Masoner #47x would end the night second with Jim Masoner #99 third and Carson Masoner #13x fourth.

Mich Ross #34 Hobby Stock Winner

Back in action again at I-35 Speedway the Show-Me Vintage Racers would put on one of the best racing features of the night. Jim Clevenger #76 would take the early lead and appear on his way to the victory until heat race winner Darren Shaw #6 would come from last on the field and make a daring high side move in turn two to claim the nights win. Clevenger would go on to place second with Mickey Fleethart #7 third. Lonnie Farley #44 and Jeremy Steenstry #22 would battle to the line with Farley fourth and Steenstry fifth. Other heat race winner was #711 of Brian Strong.

Darren Shaw #6 Vintage Winner

Grand Nationals, in the closest point battle this year, would see Donnie Brown #26 again hold off all challengers and claim a trip to McCarthy Auto Group Winner’s Circle. Brown was challenged every step of the way by heat race winner Buz Kaster #54 who would place second. Marty Powell #9p would have an impressive showing and place third with Houston Johnson #97 fourth and Austin Johnson #98 fifth.

Donnie Brown #26 Grand National Winner

USRA B-Modifieds would see the battle of first and second in points finish first and second on the track, with second in the points edging first in points for the win. Heat race winner Randy Ainsworth #57 would take the early lead and not be denied, holding off all challengers to his first win on the season. Heat race winner and point leader Tim Eaton #211 would challenge Ainsworth only to settle for second. Clint Baker #17x would race his way to third with Doug Keller #77 fourth. Shadren Turner #17t would round out the night’s top five. Other heat race winner was Ronnie Miller #76 would develop mechanical problems taking him from contention.

Randy Ainsworth #57 B-Mod Winner

USRA Stock Cars again would put on a great show for all the fans in attendance. Dean Wray #77 continues his hot streak picking up his fifth win in a row at I-35 Speedway. Thomas Roberts #65x would race his way to second with heat race winner Jon Boller Jr #20x slipping to finish third. Other heat race winner Nate Barnes #29 would hold off the hard charge of Billie Hoover #21h to place fourth with Hoover fifth.

“Hollywood” Dean Wray #77 Stock Car Winner

USRA Modifieds would see a very controversial finish to the nights racing action. Heat race winner Anthony Logston #38 would lead every lap, driving a near flawless race until contact would snatch the win away on the last turn of the last lap. When the checkers were shown heat race winner Michael Dotson #55d was declared the winner. Zach Sanders #69 would take advantage of the turn four mayhem to place second leaving Logston to finish third. Big mover of the feature was Robbie Reed #5 who would start dead last on the field and race his way to finish fourth. Sam Florence #42 would be a front runner all night finishing fifth.

Michael Dotson #55d A-Mod Winner

I-35 Speedway would like to thank Matt Dorssom #3D E-Modified for the donation of two bicycles that were given away during Intermission activities. See Everyone Next week as the Non-Wing Sprint Cars invade on Lake Road Warehouse Night at the Races.

Schedule Change at I-35 Speedway for Non-Wing Sprints

September 1st, 2015

I-35 Speedway is announcing a schedule change for Labor Day weekend. The track will host the regular classes of USRA A Mods, USRA B Mods, USRA Stock Cars, Grand Nationals, E Mods, Hobby Stocks and this week’s visiting class will be the Show Me Vintage Racers. The Non-Wing Sprint Car class originally scheduled for this Saturday, September 5, 2015 at I-35 Speedway has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 12, 2015.

Seven race events remain in the I-35 Speedway season culminating with Championship Night on October 24, 2015, which just happens to be the last night to earn USRA points. Weekly racing will occur every Saturday between now and Championship Night except for October 17 when we are closed for the USRA Nationals and a special on October 10, 2015.

On October 10, 2015 the sixth annual McCarthy Autogroup Show Me Spectacular will take place featuring the USRA A Mods racing for $2,000 to win and $150 to start, the USRA B Mods racing for $1,000 to win and $75 to start, the E Mods will compete for $500 to win and $50 to start, the Midwest Outlaw Lightning Sprints will race for $1,200 to win and $100 to start, and the non-wing Sprint Cars will compete for $1,200 to win and $125 start. Registration forms are available at our website, www.i-35speedway.net. Entries received on or before October 3, 2015 include a free pit pass. USRA and track points will be given for this event.

The I-35 Speedway Season Ending Banquet will be held on November 14, 2015 at the Cameron Community Center. Tickets for this event are on sale at the front gate.

Cranston tops sprint car field at Hays

September 1st, 2015

HAYS, KS—Luke Cranston topped the 28-car United Rebel Sprint Series field to make his way to the winner’s circle at RPM Speedway Saturday evening, August 29.

The URSS made their final appearance of the season at the 3/8-mile oval and put on a show for the fans. In the A-feature, Nate Berry jumped out to the early lead with Tracy Hill close behind. Berry continued to lead the field at the halfway mark of the 25-lap race when the second caution flag waved for Jed Werner who came to a stop on the track on lap 17. Berry led the field back to green with Hill in second. But heat two winner Luke Cranston shot by both Berry and Hill on the restart to take the lead and power away for the win. Following Berry and Hill to the checkers were ‘The Natural’ C.J. Johnson and fourth heat winner Zac Taylor. Also winning heat races were Hill and ‘The Hill City Hotshoe’ Jeff Radcliffe. In the two B-features, Werner and Keefe Hemel were first to the checkers.

Hometown driver ‘Bam Bam’ Cody Graham won the Golden Plains Trucking IMCA Hobby Stock feature but had to work hard for it. Heat 3 victor Jace Smith took the early lead when the red flag came out on lap 6 when Mark Normandin rolled in turn one. Normandin was not injured but was done for the night. Smith led the field back to green and continued to lead at the halfway mark of the 20-lap race with Graham, Colton Pfeifer and Shay Simoneau in a heated battle for the runner-up spot. Graham finally got around Smith on lap 14 to take a lead he would not relinquish. Smith held on for second, followed by Pfeifer, heat one winner Simoneau, and ‘The Wild Child’ point leader Garrett Hager. Kyle Pfeifer also won a heat race.

Ryan Murphy of Colby led all 12 laps to pick up his first win at RPM Speedway in the Cutting Edge Collision IMCA Sport Compact feature. Art Herzog chased Murphy most of the race, and the field had a chance when the caution waved on lap 11, setting up a green-white-checkered finish, but Murphy held on for the win. Herzog was second, followed by Brooke Russell, Kirk Pfannenstiel and point leader Kiowa Higdon. Randy Murphy and Toby Schwein won the two heat races.

The Radke Implement Cruisers were on hand and Jeff McQuade of Victoria & Justin Schwein of Russell teamed up to win their third feature of the season at Hays. Heat two winners Hake & Brummer finished second, followed by Justin Yarmer, and heat one winners Brady & Dee Bauer.

In the Tom’s Machine & Welding School Buses, Dayne Breit drove to victory lane in the main event.

The evening’s race sponsors were Steve’s Electric & Roustabout of Plainville, Myers Engines of Ness City, and Miller Trucking of Lacrosse.

Racing action returns to RPM Speedway on Saturday, September 19. It will be Championship Night for all the regular divisions. It will also be College Night with NCK Tech, Fort Hays State University and Hays Academy of Hair Design faculty, staff and students admitted for only $5 with their school ID.

Robbie Reed #5 Fly’s into I-35 Speedway McCarthy Auto Group Winner’s Circle

August 31st, 2015

Kicking off the night in style the E-Modifieds would take to the three-eighths mile of dirt and would not disappoint with great racing action throughout the pack. Matt Dorssom #3d would use heat race win momentum to launch him out front and on to his second victory this season. Other heat race winner and one time leader Colby Kearney #89k would put up a gallant effort only to come up one spot short settling for second place this racing night. Final heat race winner Corey Myers #15 and Jacob Blair #81 would battle side by side for several laps with Myers edging Blair to place third leaving the fast rookie Blair to place fourth. Donnie Brown #36h, driving a barrowed car from his brother, would round out the feature’s top five.

Hobby Stocks would take to the track next with Mich Ross #34 claiming the night’s top spot adding to his point lead. Ross was never challenged on his way to victory with Conner Masoner #47x placing second. Third place would see heat race winner Carson Masoner #13x beat fourth place finisher Lane Chew #37 to the checkers. Kyle Rowland #5 would place a very solid fifth. Other heat race winner was Greg Gilbert #23g.

Back to the track again this week with extra money on the line from Sammon Farm the Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers would roar to the track. With great racing action between father Jack Simmons #J2 and heat race winner and son Keith Simmons #5 battling the entire feature. With lap traffic coming into play Keith Simmons would suffer a flat left rear tire and be taken from winning contention. This would turn the lead back over to Jack Simmons who would cruise to McCarthy Auto Group Winner’s Circle. Dennis Fair #4f and Tom Wade #1 would battle back and forth with Fair placing second and Wade placing third. Fourth place would see Lonnie Farley #44 with Andy Wiles #53 fifth. Other heat race winner was Chris Heitman #39 who would develop mechanical issues taking him from the feature.

Grand Nationals would see the two heat race winners starting side by side in row one and finishing one and two when the checkers were shown. Donnie Brown #26 would lead every lap of the feature and claim the win with Buz Kaster #54 a very close second. Austin Johnson #98 would get by a fast Bobby Lopez #1L to place third and fourth respectively. Houston Johnson #97 would move from the back of the pack to finish a solid fifth.

USRA B-Modifieds would take to the track next and would not disappoint the full grandstand of fans. The race was fast and furious with several drivers taking their turn at the front of the field. Heat race winner Nic Hanes #9h would jump to an early lead and appear to be the top car on this night, until current point leader Tim Eaton #211 would use the extreme high line passing Hanes for the lead. Eaton would not be denied as he would see the checkers first in this feature event. Doug Keller #77 would charge to the front finishing a close second with Steve Starmer storming into third place. Early leader Nic Hanes would fade late to place fourth as other heat race winner Randy Ainsworth #57 fifth. Final heat race winner was Ronnie Miller #76 who would develop mechanical problems taking him from the feature.

As always USRA Stock Cars were in fine form with side by side racing all over the track. Dean Wray #77 would use a front row starting spot to launch his way out front never to be challenged on his way to victory. Jason Estes #997 was the big mover of the feature racing his way to place second. Thomas Roberts #65x and Jon Boller Jr #20x would battle to the line with Roberts edging Boller to finish third and fourth. Heat race winner Alvie Christofferson #22a, in his first visit to I-35 Speedway this 2015 racing season, would place a solid fifth. Other heat race winner was Jeff Dixon #88.

Ending the night in style the USRA Modifieds would see a new winner this season as Robbie Reed #5 would win both his heat race and the feature on this night. Reed was challenged early and often by other heat race winner Dennis Elliott #29. Elliott could not find a way around the fast Reed and would have to settle for second place. Steven Glenn #26s would charge from the back of the pack to the front and finish third. Anthony Logston #38 and John Hanson #2h would duel to the end side by side and wheel to wheel at the line with Logston placing fourth and Hanson fifth.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank the Hillbilly Smith family and Dixon Racing for their donation of two bicycles that were given away. Also, donating bikes on this night were Matt Dorssom #3d and Roger Conger from Conger Racing Team. A huge thank you to all these for their donations, and congratulations to all the lucky kids as six bikes were given away during Intermission activities. See everyone next week for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

Green Rolling Farms Night at the Races I-35 Speedway!

August 29th, 2015

Great racing action roars into I-35 Speedway on Green Rolling Farms Night at the Races this Saturday! Not only will we see USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, E-Modifieds, Hobby Stock, Grand National, we have added the always entertaining Mid-West Outlaw Vintage Racers to the night. Sammon Farm has stepped up and sponsored the Vintage Racers with $250 to the winner of their 20 lap feature event. Outlaw Vintage always entertain and put on a great show on the fast, smooth speedway. We want to pack the grandstands and see if we can beat last week’s 112 cars in the pits.

Each week we honor drivers on Facebook and also in our colorful programs and this week is no different as we feature “Hollywood” Dean Wray #77 USRA Stock Car point leader, Andy “Wildman” Wiles Outlaw Vintage Racer, Cory “The Intimidator” Myers E-Modified, and Josh “Bouncy” Burt Outlaw Vintage Racer.

We have tickets for sale at the front gate for our upcoming banquet November 14th 2015 at the Cameron Community Center. Tickets are $25 each, dress is casual and fans are invited to attend this special night of awards and fun. K & C DJ Services will entertain as we can dance the night away to your favorite songs. If you have special request for the music, go to the beer shack on any race night and write it down on the notebook and we will accommodate.

Kids, please remember to sign up at the front gate this Saturday night as we will be giving away 6 bicycles during our short Intermission! We are so proud of all the people that donate bikes to the kids. This week we thank Darrell Whitt and Hillbilly Smith Family, Matt Dorssom, and Roger Conger who all donated a pair of bikes proving again we have the very best people at I-35 Speedway!!!!!!

See you there for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!

I-35 Speedway Show Me Spectacular!!!!

August 27th, 2015

The 6th Annual McCarthy Auto Group Show Me Spectacular will be held at I-35 Speedway, Saturday, October 10, 2015.
This year the event will be an always exciting open wheel event with the USRA A Mods, USRA B Mods, the E Mods, the Midwest Outlaw Lightning Sprints, and the Non Wing Sprint Cars in competition. For the USRA A Mods this will be a $2,000 to win $150 to start race. The USRA B Mods will compete for $1,000 to win and $75 to start. The E Mods purse will be $500 to win and $50 to start. The Midwest Outlaw Lightning Sprints will compete for $1,000 to win and $100 to start. The Non Wing Sprints will pay $1,200 for first and $125 to start. This will be a USRA point race for the USRA classes.

This late season race continues to grow each and every year and can be attributed to the I-35 Speedway sponsors, owners Mike and Kyle Johnson, and our title sponsor McCarthy Auto Group. Pre-registration forms are available at the racetrack, on our website www.i-35speedway.net, or via email by sending a registration request to i35@i-35speedway.net. Pre-registration must be received on or before October 3, 2015 and will include a pit pass for the driver. Registrations after this date do not include a driver pit pass.

Make your plans now to attend these always action packed, always thrilling, always fun races. I-35 Speedway is a 3/8 miles dirt track located at exit 64 off interstate 35.

Darren Shaw Reigns Supreme on Trenton Coca-Cola Night at the Races I-35 Speedway!

August 23rd, 2015

E-Modifieds charged to the near perfect three-eighths mile of dirt at I-35 Speedway setting the stage for a night of great racing action. Anthony Asher #20xa would jump to the early lead appearing to be the car to beat, until a late race pass with one lap to go by John Brown #36j. Brown would lead the last two circuits and claim the night’s feature win. Asher would slip to finish second with Corey Myers #15 finishing a close third. Colby Kearney #89k would again notch a solid run placing fourth with rookie of the year contender Jacob Blair #81 rounding out the feature’s top five. Heat race winners were John Brown, Anthony Asher, and Colby Kearney.

“Iowa Mafia” Greg Gilbert #23g Hobby Stock

Next to the track were the always entertaining Hobby Stocks with Greg Gilbert #23g leading every lap on his way to McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Mich Ross #34 would search the track high and low unable to find a way around Gilbert and would have to settle for placing second. Heat race winner Carson Masoner #13x would hold off brother Conner Masoner #47x as they would finish third and fourth respectively. Jason Estes #34e, in a barrowed car, would race his way to a solid fifth.

“Wamba” Buz Kaster #54 Grand National

Grand Nationals would see two of the best on the track battle from green to checkers. Heat race winner Donnie Brown #26 would set the pace early and slip one time on the exit of turn four allowing Buz Kaster #54 to capitalize and claim the win. Brown would finish second with Houston Johnson #97 third. Bud Wilson #75 would finish the night fourth with Bobby Lopez #1L fifth.

Flying” Wyatt Burks #11w Non-Wing Sprints

Back to the track in fine form the Non-Wing Sprint Cars would put on a great display of driving talent. Heat race winner Wyatt Burks #11w would battle other heat race winner Cody Baker #38 back and forth for the lead several laps. Burks, living up to his nickname, would fly by Baker on the high side to claim the lead and never look back on his way to the victory. Chris Parkinson #65 would charge to the front to challenege Burks to no avail and place second. Early leader Cody Baker would fade late to place third with sister Casey Baker #9 fourth. Big mover of the race was Mitchell Moore #51 who would recover from an early race mishap to finish fifth.

“Little” Doug Keller #77 USRA B-Modified

USRA B-Modifieds would tame the track as Doug Keller #77 would make it two feature wins in a row at I-35 Speedway capturing the checkers. Ronnie Miller #76 and Tony Manley #24w would swap positions several times with Miller second edging Manley at the line, who placed third. Current point leader Tim Eaton #211 would finish fourth with Gene Claxton #42 fifth. Heat race winners included Doug Keller, Ronnie Miller, Tony Manley, and Gene Claxton.

Midwest Lightning Sprints were back in action at I-35 Speedway with Mark Billings #60e standing tall in victory lane. Billings would lead every lap holding off the late race challenege of heat race winner Tom Brown #b20. Brown would place second with other heat race winner Paden Moreland #19 third. Rick Baxter #12b would place fourth with Jason Billups #49 ending the night fifth.

“Hollywood” Dean Wray #77 USRA Stock Car

USRA Stock Cars as always entertained the capacity crowd with side by side racing throughout the pack. Heat race winner Dean Wray #77 continues his hot streak while padding his point lead as he would see the checkers first. Big mover of the feature was Jon Boller Jr #20x as he would move through the field placing second. Other heat race winner Jeff Dixon #88 and Billie Hoover #21h would race side by side and never touch with Dixon placing third and Hoover fourth. Thomas Roberts #65x would be in contention the entire race fading late to finish fifth.

“Wake up Ethel” Darren Shaw #11 USRA Modified

USRA Modifieds would witness Darren Shaw #11 use the high line to perfection as he would win the feature and stand tall in McCarthy Auto Group Winner’s Circle. Shaw and heat race winner Dennis Elliott #29, as many times before, would race side by side each giving the other racing room for great racing entertainment. Elliott would end the night second as other heat race winner Daniel Hilsabeck #22d would race his way to a solid third. Zach Sanders #69 and Ryan Schaffer #R21 would battle wheel to wheel to the checkers with Sanders placing fourth and Schaffer fifth.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all those that participated in the Memorial for Brandon Bouzek in our opening ceremonies. A lot of racing was packed in to the night’s action enjoyed by all. See everyone next week for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best.

Non-Wing Sprints to Invade I-35 Speedway!!!

August 19th, 2015

The best of the Non-Wing Sprint Car world will be at I-35 Speedway this week 8/22/2015 doing battle on the 3/8ths mile track. Along with the always entertaining Sprints will be Midwest Lightning Sprints, USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, E-Modifieds, Grand Nationals, and Hobby Stocks. We will keep the great racing action moving on this packed night of entertainment and fun. Point races are tightening and the action is heating up on the track as the best go head to head and wheel to wheel form green to checkers. You don’t want to miss one minute of the action at I-35 Speedway this Saturday Night, so, mark that calendar and make those plans to join use for all the family fun and racing excitement.

See you there for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best” I-35 Speedway in Winston, MO

Elliott Sweeps Double Modified Features at I-35 Speedway!

August 17th, 2015

Kicking off the great evening of racing action on Malvern Trust and Savings Bank Night at the Races in style, the USRA Modifieds would take to the track early for their make-up feature from July 25, 2015. Jumping to an early lead from a front row starting spot Dennis Elliott #29 would wheel his way to McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Heat race winner Elliott would lead every circuit of the feature with other heat race winner Anthony Logston #38 a very strong showing placing second. Houston Johnson #97 would cruise to a third place finish with John Hanson #2h placing fourth. Austin Johnson #98 would round out the feature’s top five.

E-Modifieds would charge to the three-eighths mile of dirt and see great racing action ensue from green to checkered flag. Heat race winner Matt Dorssom #3d would lead every lap and survive the late charge of second place finisher, Colby Kearney #89k, to pick up his first E-Modified feature win of the 2015 racing season. Rookie of the Year contender Jacob Blair #81 would again show poise and consistency notching a third place finish on the night. Chris Wright driving #02xa was the big mover of the race holding off the very fast charge of Kyle Henning #1 to finish with Wright fourth and Henning fifth. Other heat race winners were Austin Bouzek #14 and Nick Little #7.

Visiting I-35 Speedway and keeping the great racing action rolling the Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers would take to the track next. Racing through the pack and claiming the lead late, Jack Simmons #J2 would stand tall in victory lane. Chris Heitman #39 would challenge Simmons late but come up short as the checkers were shown placing second. Heat race winner Dennis Fair #7f would recover from an early race mishap to finish third. One time leader and other heat race winner BJ Page #64 would battle Allen Guthrie #51 to the line with Page fourth and Guthrie fifth.

In an action packed Hobby Stock feature event whom the winner would be in question until the last lap. Josh Munsen #19 would work his magic and pick up win number two at I-35 Speedway this racing season. Tyler Clark #0x was the mover and shaker of the feature by racing his way to place second. Carson Masoner #13x and Kyle Rowland #5 would do battle throughout the race with Masoner third and Rowland fourth. Back in the racecar after a five week absence would see fifth place finisher Conner Masoner #47x make his return. Heat race winners were Mich Ross #34 and John Chipp #47c, who would both develop mechanical issues taking them from contention.

Grand Nationals would see two veterans of the class both winning heat races and placing one and two in the feature. Donnie Brown #26 would battle tooth and nail with Buz Kaster #54, as Brown would pick up the win on this night of racing, holding Kaster to place second. In a rare appearance in the Grand National class Jeff Dixon #75d would race his way to a third place showing. Houston Johnson #97 would place fourth with Dale Eaton #3 fifth.

In a caution plagued, time shortened USRA B-Modified feature Doug Keller #77 and heat race winner Steve Starmer #11s would swap the lead several times throughout the race. When the checkers fell if would be Doug Keller in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Starmer would place second on the night with Bud Wilson #77x a close third. Clint Baker #17x and Nic Hanes #9h would battle with Baker fourth and Hanes placing fifth. Other heat race winners would be Dustin Miller #52m and Randy Ainsworth #57.

In a caution free USRA Stock Car feature the familiar face of Dean Wray #77 would hold off the hard charge of heat race winner Jon Boller Jr #20x to claim the night’s top prize with Boller placing a close second. Billie Hoover #21h would use the high line to perfection and place third with Jeff Dixon #88 racing his way to fourth. Thomas Roberts #65x would round out the night’s top five. Hats off to all the drivers in the USRA Stock Car class at I-35 Speedway for giving a lesson on driving perfection and fan entertainment.
“Hollywood” Dean Wray #77

USRA Modifieds would end the night of racing with feature number two. Heat race winner Steven Glenn #26s would use a front row starting spot to propel him out front as he would lead the majority of the feature. Dennis Elliott #29 would search high and low and find the low side to gain the advantage and take the lead from Glenn. Elliott would claim feature win number two on the night of racing. Darren Shaw #11 and Sam Florence #42 would both challenge Elliott in the latter stages only to no avail with heat race winner Shaw placing second and Florence third. Steven Glenn would fade late to place fourth with Anthony Logston #38 notching another solid fifth place finish.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all of our fans and drivers alike for another great night of racing action. See everyone next Saturday Night for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

I-35 Speedway Continues the Great Action This Saturday at Malvern Bank Night at the Races

August 14th, 2015

Reminding everyone that this Saturday Night 8/15/2015 at I-35 Speedway in Winston, MO we will have the USRA Modifieds (double features in this Class), USRA B-Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, E-Modifieds, Grand Nationals, and E-Modifieds. Also in attendance will be the always exciting Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers. The Non-Wing Sprint Cars will not see action at I-35 Speedway this Saturday night but have been rescheduled for 8/22/2015, so please mark your calendar accordingly. We will see the make-up feature for the USRA Modifieds from 7/25/2015 as they will be doing double features. Non-Wing Sprint Race at I-35 Speedway Winston originally scheduled for August 15th has been Re Scheduled for August 22nd to avoid conflict with the WAR race in Springfield.

On a near perfect racing surface I-35 Speedway has produced 10 different winners in the USRA Modifieds, 9 different winners in USRA B-Modifieds, 6 different winners in Hobby Stock, 5 different winners in USRA Stock Car, E-Modifieds and Grand Nationals proving the stiff competition. The racing is always wheel to wheel and side by side from green flag to checkers in every division.

Intermission is always short and exciting at I-35 Speedway as this week we will play “over the head” sponge pass with some lucky fans not afraid of a little water.

Gates open 4:30 P.M., hot laps 6:15 P.M., racing starts 7:00 P.M. Adults $12, Seniors (62 and over) $10, Children 7 to 12 $6, younger than 7 free. Suite $18, Pit Passes $30.
See you there for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!

Stars Shine on Scobee Powerline and CARB Night at I-35 Speedway

August 11th, 2015

Changing things up a bit with a different order of events the USRA Stock Cars were the first onto to the track to try and tame the three-eighths mile of dirt at I-35 Speedway. Heat race winner Jason Estes #997 would charge to the early lead only to develop mechanical problems taking him from contention. Thomas Roberts #65x would inherit the lead and appear to be the top car on this feature event. Roberts would hold off the hard challenge of Dean Wray #77 to capture a trip to the McCarthy Auto Group Winner’s Circle. Wray would finish a close second as Jeff Dixon #88 racing his way to third. Other heat race winner Billie Hoover #21h was among the top contenders only to fade late and place fourth with Jon Boller Jr #20x fifth.

Next onto the very fast racing surface the E-Modifieds would see the youth movement alive and well at I-35 Speedway. For the second time in this 2015 racing season young thirteen year old Austin Bouzek #14 would win both his heat race and the feature event. Bouzek would use a pole starting spot to hold off other heat race winner and point leader John Brown #36j, who would place second. Matt Dorssom #36h, driving a barrowed car, would make the best of his situation and finish third. Young up and comer Jacob Blair #81 continues his chase for rookie of the year notching another solid fourth place run. Rounding out the feature’s top five would see Daniel Harris #319 come from back to front on his way to a solid top five finish. We would like to thank Finder’s Keeper’s out of Excelsior Springs Missouri for adding $50 to the winner’s purse in this class.

Back in attendance this week the Midwest Lightning Sprints would see Mike Trent #49 race his way to victory lane. Heat race winner Paden Moreland #19 would again impress with a consistent and solid second place run. Filling the seat for the #5 car Mark K Billings would race to a third place finish with Tyler Miller #25m, who continues to improve, fourth. Rookie driver Tony Martinez #20 would end the night in fifth. In heat race action Ken Billings #85 and Tom Brown #B20 would be involved in horrendous roll over crash in turn three that would send Brown airborne into the catch fence. Safety equipment would do its job as both drivers were able to walk away unscathed, but taking them out of contention for the feature.

Grand Nationals were in fine form as Houston Johnson #97 would use heat race win momentum to launch him out front in the feature and on to victory. Houston would be challenged every lap by older brother Austin Johnson #98 who would place second. Other heat race winner Buz Kaster #54 was in the hunt for the lead the entire feature only to slip one time late and would finish third. Donnie Brown #26 would duel with Jeff Dixon #75d to the checkers with Brown fourth and Dixon fifth.

USRA B-Modifieds would see a caution plagued feature event with point leader Tim Eaton #211 taking the early lead. Eaton would slip high off track in turn number four opening the door for Dakota Foster #5 to charge past Eaton and claim the $1000 paycheck. Foster would hold off the always fast Chad Clancy #21c, who would finish a very close second. Jim Cameron #96c and Danan Knott #18k would switch positions several times during the race with Cameron claiming third and Knott fourth. Big mover of the race was Doug Keller #77 finishing fifth and also cashing in on the $100 bonus put up by Finder’s Keeper’s from Excelsior Springs Missouri. Heat race winners included Dakota Foster, Chad Clancy, and Danan Knott.

Hobby Stocks would see heat race winner Mich Ross #34 continue his dominate streak as he would make it four victories in a row at I-35 Speedway. Carson Masoner #13x would race his way to second place with John Chipp #47c third. Jim Masoner Jr #99 would hold off Darren McCray #13 to finish fourth with McCray fifth.

Next onto the smooth track were the always entertaining USRA Modifieds with great side by side racing throughout the field. Heat race winner Sam Florence #42 would charge to the early lead and never relinquish the top spot as he would stand tall in McCarthy Auto Group Victory Lane. Dennis Elliott #29 would search the track both high and low for a way around the fast Florence, but only come close and settle for second. Nick Shenberger #22 continues to improve and notched a solid third place finish. Ryan Schaffer #r21 would again find his way to the top finishing fourth. Steven Glenn #26s, after the smoke had settled, was the fifth place finisher.

In their make-up feature from July 25, 2015 the USRA Stock Cars would roar into life closing out the night’s great racing action. Heat race winner Dean Wray #77 would use a pole position starting position to launch his hotrod to the front and on to victory leading every lap. Jon Boller Jr #20x would try to run down the fast Wray only to place second. Billie Hoover #21h would find the high line to his liking and race his way to place third. Thomas Roberts #65x would hold off Jeff Dixon #88 as the two would race to the line with Roberts fourth and Dixon fifth. Other heat race winner was Jason Estes #997.

Dean Wray #77 USRA Stock Car Winner Feature #2

Winners of the Kaster Driver Appreciation Awards were
• USRA Modifieds #2h John Hanson
• USRA B-Modifieds #96c Jim Cameron
• USRA Stock Cars #77 Dean Wray
• Grand National #26 Donnie Brown
• Hobby Stock #13x Carson Masoner
• E-Modified #6a Leroy Cameron
• Midwest Lightning Sprints #85 Ken Billings
I-35 Speedway would like to thank CARB and Kenny’s Tile for the added money to the B-Modified feature winner. We would also like to thank Finder’s Keeper’s for the added money to the E-modified class winner as well as the fifth place finisher in the USRA B-Modified feature. We would like to thank Danan Knott #18k for the donation of the two kid’s bicycles given away during Intermission activities. We honored our fallen friend “Hillbilly” Dwight Smith at the beginning of the night, prayers of comfort to his family.

CARB Night at I-35 Speedway this Saturday Night

August 6th, 2015

After a highly successful Kid’s Night this past week with 95 racecars in competition, I-35 Speedway turns its’ attention to Central Auto Racing Boosters (C.A.R.B.) Night at the races on Saturday, August 8. There is something for everyone on this race night. C.A.R.B. members can get in free to the grandstands by displaying their current membership card. C.A.R.B. will handout door prizes to the first 100 race fans.

For the B Mod drivers this will be a $1,000 to win race thanks to the Kenny’s Tile Racing Bonus of $500 and another $100 from another sponsor. For all the racers they will have a chance to win the C.A.R.B. Larry Kaster Driver Appreciation Award presented to one randomly selected driver in each class during intermission.

Additionally, there will be double features for the Midwest Outlaw Lightning Sprints and the USRA Stock Cars, as they make up features which have been moved from inclement weather on July 25.

As we reach the month of August let’s take a quick look at the Top points races: Grand Nationals – Austin Johnson leads Buz Kaster by 34 points, USRA A Mods – Dennis Elliott leads Darren Shaw by 82 points, USRA B Mods – Tim Eaton leads Randy Ainsworth by 141, E Mods – John Brown leads Jeremiah Asher by 107, USRA Stock Cars – Dean Wray leads Thomas Roberts by 80, and Hobby Stocks – Mich Ross leads Carson Masoner by 32 points.

After the completion of the two makeup features the night will begin with heats for all weekly classes (A Mods, B Mods, E Mods, Grand Nationals, Hobby Stocks, and Stock Cars) and the visiting Midwest Outlaw Lightning Sprint cars. After a short intermission for the presentation of the CARB Larry Kaster Driver Appreciation Award we will continue the night with the feature events for all the classes. Make plans now to be at I-35 Speedway this Saturday night, where you get the most dirt track racing and fun entertainment for your money, “Racing At Its Best”!

I-35 Speedway is located at exit 64 off Interstate 35 just north of Cameron, Missouri. Gates open 4:30 P.M., hot laps 6:15 P.M., racing starts 7:00 P.M. Adults $12, Seniors (62 and over) $10, Children 7 to 12 $6, younger than 7 free. Suite $18, Pit Passes $30. The Trackside Bar and Grill will be open before, during, and after the races for all your eating and drinking pleasures. , See you there!

Rain Shortens Kaster Celebration Night at the Races I-35 Speedway

August 4th, 2015

First onto the smooth three-eighths mile of dirt at I-35 Speedway were the always fast and entertaining E-Modifieds. Taking the lead early and never looking back Anthony Asher #20xa would again find his way to McCarthy Auto Group Winner’s Circle. Asher would lead every lap on his way to claiming the nights top spot but was challeneged consistently by John Brown and Colby Kearney. Point leader John Brown #36j would race his way to a solid second place finish with a fast rookie contender Colby Kearney #89k placing third. Austin Bouzek continues to impress all by notching a solid fourth place run as Jeremiah Asher #02xa would recover from a lap one spin to place fifth. Heat race winners included Jeremiah Asher #02xa, Kyle Henning #1, and Allie Mulich #90.

Next to take to the track for great racing action and a crashing end would see the Hobby Stock feature. Point leader Mich Ross #34 would not be denied this night of racing as he would pilot his hotrod to the front and pick up the feature win. Door banging and clanging would ensue behind the leader when the race was called with Carson Masoner #13x declared second by mere inches as Darren McCray #13 would place a close third locked together with Masoner. Greg Gilbert #23g running a barrowed car would also get into the late race theatrics finishing fourth with Tyler Clark #0x missing out in the “extra race” fun placing a solid fifth. Heat race winner was Carson Masoner #13x.

Then the storm clouds would roll in ending our night early.
I-35 Speedway would like to thank Kaster Racing #54 and Allie Mulich Racing #90 for donating two bicycles that were given away during Intermission activities. Congratulations to Sophia Griffin age five and Cameron Miles age four on winning those bikes. We would also like to thank the entire Kaster family for celebrating on this night of great racing fun. Make-up features for the rain delay will be announced at a later date to be determined. See everyone next week for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.
See You There!!!

Hicks #78 Rules on McCarthy Auto Group Kids Night at the Races at I-35 Speedway

August 3rd, 2015

First to take on the fast three-eighths mile of dirt at I-35 Speedway were the Grand Nationals as they would complete their make-up feature from July 25, 2015. When the checkers were shown it was Donnie Brown #26 standing tall in the winner’s circle. Brown would use a daring high side pass out of turn two to take the lead and never look back. Bud Wilson #75 and Buz Kaster #54, both heat race winners, would race side by side for the majority of the feature with Wilson placing second and Kaster third. Behind the leaders would see brother’s dueling it out to the end with Austin Johnson #98 fourth and younger brother Houston Johnson #97 fifth.

In the second make-up feature of the evening from July 25, 2015 would see the USRA B-Modifieds take to the track with heat race winner and point leader Tim Eaton #211 leading every lap on his way to claiming the top spot. Second place would see great racing action between heat race winner Dustin Miller #52m and veteran driver Randy Ainsworth #97 with Miller gaining the edge placing second, holding Ainsworth to third. Nic Hanes #9h would work his way through traffic to place a solid fourth with other heat race winner Steve Starmer #11s rounding out the feature’s top five.

Kicking off a new round of racing action the E-Modifieds would not disappoint with wheel to wheel racing from start to finish. The lead would swap many times throughout the feature with no one claiming the clear advantage until the very end. When the checkers were shown the familiar face of Anthony Asher #20xa driving for Boller Motorsports would claim the trip to McCarthy Auto Group Winner’s Circle. Early leader John Brown #36J would battle Asher to the line only to come up short and place second. Jeremiah Asher #02xa would recover from an early race mishap that sent him to the rear of the field only to charge back to the front runners placing third. Corey Myers #15 and Justin Asher #74 would switch positions many times as Myers would place fourth leaving Justin Asher to fifth. Heat race winner included Anthony Asher #20xa, John Brown #36J, and Justin Asher #74.

Like a broken record that keeps on playing, the Hobby Stocks would see Mich Ross #34 once again run wild claiming the night’s feature win. Heat race winner Joshua Munsen #19 would work his magic to place second. Kyle Rowland #5, always competitive in this class, would again show poise and patience racing his way to third. John Chipp #47c was a very fast contender by coming back from an early race spin cycle to place fourth. Carson Masoner, driving the Boller Motorsports #13x, would notch another solid top five run. Other heat race winner was Tyler Clark #0x.

With Vintage racers visiting I-35 Speedway a familiar face form years gone by would visit victory lane for the first time at I-35 Speedway in his illustrious racing career. Lonnie Farley #44 would wheel his way through traffic and take advantage of early leader and heat race winner Mickey Fleethart’s misfortune and cruise to the win. Jim Clevenger #76 would challenge Farley late to no avail placing second. Jeremy Turner #321 would place third with Shane Wilson #20 fourth. Heat race winner Damon Clevenger #6 would finish the night in fifth.

In their second feature of the night Grand Nationals would see a different winner as heat race winner Bud Wilson #75 would use that momentum to capitalize and take the win in the feature. Buz Kaster #54 would end the night second with John Crews #12c third. Fourth place would witness Houston Johnson #97 holding off the hard charge of fifth place finisher Donnie Brown #26. Other heat race winner was Austin Johnson #98 who would develop mechanical problems taking his from contention.

In a star studded field of USRA B-Modifieds for their second feature of the evening Bud Wilson #77x would win both heat race and feature giving him two wins in as many classes for the night. Point leader Tim Eaton #211 would again show skill and consistency as he would race his way to second place. Other heat race winner Dakota Foster #5 was in the hunt for the lead from start to finish placing third. Randy Ainsworth #57 had found his stride this season finishing the feature in fourth with Nic Hanes #9h rounding out the top five. Other heat race winners were Jayden Bears #20j, and Jim Cameron #96c.

In a race of epic proportions the USRA Stock Car class at I-35 Speedway always delivers. Heat race winner Dean Wray #77 would appear as a second place car for the entire feature as Jason Estes #997 would lead every lap but the one that counted. Wray would use late race heroics to win on the last corner of the last lap by a mere fender of distance at the line. Estes would have to settle for the runner up spot on this night with Jeff Dixon #88 third. Other heat race winner Billie Hoover #21h would place fourth with Thomas Roberts #65x fifth.

On a perfect racing surface prepared by Mike Johnson and Mike Knight the USRA Modifieds would roar to life and excite the capacity crowd in attendance. Heat race winner Derrick Hicks #78 would use the extreme high line to propel himself to the lead and on to McCarthy Auto Group Winner’s Circle. Hicks would be challenged every step of the way by Dennis Elliott #29, who would race him clean and finish second. Heat race winner Darren Shaw was also in the mix early challenging Hicks to no avail as he would slip late to place third. Big mover of the feature was Zach Sanders #69 as he would race from a shotgun starting position to end the night fourth. Houston Johnson #97 continues to gain experience and momentum as he would place a solid fifth on the night.

I-35 Speedway would like to Thank Donn Harrison, Teacher of the Year, as he would help pass out backpacks as well as being honorary flagman for the kid’s footrace down the front stretch. I-35 Speedway presented Mr. Harrison with a plaque of appreciation for all that he does educating our youth. Over 200 backpacks were stuffed with back to school supplies and given away to all kids in attendance. All footrace competitors were deemed winners with everyone receiving trophies for their efforts. We would like to thank all of our drivers for signing autographs as all kids would receive an autograph book as they enter the grandstands. We will see everyone back next Saturday Night on Scobee Powerline Night plus CARB Night at the Races with the Midwest Lightning Sprints in attendance. Make-up features for the races will be Midwest Lightning Sprints and USRA Stock Cars for their July 25, 2015 feature event. See everyone next week for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”

I-35 Speedway Kid’s Night as We Give Back to the Community

July 29th, 2015

Saturday, August 1, 2015 at I-35 Speedway we will be holding Kid’s Night presented by McCarthy Auto Group. As the school year is set to begin in the next few weeks, the racing community of I-35 Speedway collected school supplies to be given to each child attending the races on Kid’s Night. This has become an annual event which continues to grow each year. I-35 Speedway will also be blessed and honored with the presence of Donn Harrison, Top Teacher for 2015 as presented on Live with Kelly and Michael, from Parkview Elementary in Cameron, Missouri. Donn and his family will be helping hand out school supplies to the kids. Kids become future leaders and we are truly honored to have an Educator that prepares our youth for the challenges they face.

Drivers will also be signing autographs for all their favorite fans, favorite family, and favorite friends throughout the evening. A table will be set up for the drivers to sign and the kids will all receive a free autograph book in addition to the backpack of school supplies. We will have as many of our great drivers as possible signing and visiting with our fans.

In addition to Kid’s Night, Mother Nature has provided bonus races for the next three weeks. The Grand Nationals and B Mods will begin the night completing their feature events from July 25. On August 8 the MLS and Stock Cars will run their July 25 feature races and the A Mods will complete their July 25 feature on August 15.

After the completion of the two makeup features for the Grand Nationals and the B Mods the night will begin with heats for all weekly classes (A Mods, B Mods, E Mods, Grand Nationals, Hobby Stocks, and Stock Cars) and the visiting Vintage cars. After a short intermission we will continue the night with the feature events for all the classes. Make plans now to be at I-35 Speedway this Saturday night, where you get the most dirt track racing for your money, “Dirt Trackin At Its Best”!

I-35 Speedway is conveniently located at exit 64 off Interstate 35 just north of Cameron, Missouri. Gates open 4:30 P.M., hot laps 6:15 P.M., racing starts 7:00 P.M. Adults $12, Seniors (62 and over) $10, Children 7 to 12 $6, younger than 7 free. Suite $18, Pit Passes $30. The Trackside Bar and Grill will be open before, during, and after the races for all your eating and drinking pleasures. The Beer Shack will be open to quench that adult thirst, Funnel Cakes and Brownie Bites available for the sweet tooth, Main Concession for all the hunger pains, and of course, “Crazy” Carl Kaster’s Souvenir stand with all kinds of goodies. What a great night of fun this will be as we give away school supplies, sign autographs, visit with Donn Harrison, and conduct the best in auto racing.
See you there!

Kaster Celebration Night this Saturday at I-35 Speedway!!!

July 25th, 2015

Last Saturday Night witnessed great racing action on the fast and smooth 3/8th mile of dirt with side by side to the checkers finishes. Congratulations to all our drivers for a great show as they entertained the large crowd in attendance.

This week promises to be even better as we celebrate Kaster Night at the Races for all they have done to promote the sport. Last year Buz Kaster drove his way to a very emotional McCarthy Auto Group Victory Circle with his Family at his side. Race fans come on out and see the best of the best compete on this special night and see who wins the Kaster Awards of Excellence this year.
Von, Buz, Dixie and Carl Kaster

Last week we began taking donations for school supplies and the turnout was outstanding as we try to make this year even better than last. Each year we strive to give away as many backpacks, filled with school supplies, as possible to kids giving them a good start to the upcoming school year.

Remember that Trackside Bar & Grill is open before, during, and after the races for your dining pleasure. Funnel cake stand is in full swing with brownie bites added to the menu covered with ice cream, our main concession can serve great food for about any taste along with your favorite Coca Cola Product, so no one needs to go hungry or thirsty! If you are 21 years of age the Beer Shack stands ready to serve up an Ice Cold Brew to get you through the night!

Retuning to I-35 Speedway this week will be the always fast and entertaining Midwest Lightning Sprints. We have witnessed two different winners on the year in this class at Mark k. Billings #51 and Tom Brown #B20 have dominated thus far, will someone else step up and take the win, you will have to be there to know!

I-35 Speedway is located at exit 64 off Interstate 35 just north of Cameron, Missouri. Gates open 4:30 P.M., hot laps 6:15 P.M., racing starts 7:00 P.M. Adults $12, Seniors (62 and over) $10, Children 7 to 12 $6, younger than 7 free. Suite $18, Pit Passes $30. Saturday, July 25th join us for the 8th Annual Kaster Celebration Night at the Races plus Midwest Lightning Sprints with our six weekly classes of USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Mods, USRA Stock Cars, Grand Nationals, E-Mods, and Hobby Stocks. Every Saturday night at I-35 Speedway, where you get the most dirt track racing for your money, “Racing At It’s Best”! TrackSide Bar & Grill opens at 2:00 p.m. on race day.

Sanders Shines on Motorcycle Closeouts.com’s Night at the Races at I-35 Speedway

July 20th, 2015

On a smooth fast racing surface on a hot Saturday night E-Modifieds would set the standard of racing at I-35 Speedway. Heat race winner Anthony Asher #02xa would launch to the early lead and hold off the fast challenge of other heat race winner Zach Sanders #7 (doing double duty on the evening), and claim a trip to McCarthy Auto Group Winner’s Circle. Sanders would be force to settle for second place with Justin Asher #74 finishing a close third. Jeremiah Asher #02xa would see the checkers in fourth place with final heat race winner and Rookie of the Year contender Jacob Blair #81 a solid fifth place.

Hobby Stock would continue the fast pace by not seeing the yellow flag during their feature event. Mich Ross #34 would use an extreme high line in turn two taking the lead and on to victory. Ross would be challenged late by Carson Masoner #13x who would go on to place second. In his first appearance at I-35 Speedway heat race winner Kyle Rowland #5 would be among the leaders finishing with a strong third place showing. Josh Munsen #19 would place fourth with Jim Masoner #99c rounding out the top five.

Grand Nationals would keep the caution free action rolling on the track with heat race winner Austin Johnson #98 leading every lap on his way to claiming the checkers. Buz Kaster #54 would charge through the pack to place second with other heat race winner Houston Johnson #97 third. Donnie Brown #26 would be in fine form placing fourth with B.B. Tex #97bb fifth.

Visiting I-35 Speedway the Show-Me Vintage Racers and Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers would again combine their efforts for a great feature event. Dennis Fair #7f and Chris Heitman #39 would prove to be the class of the field with Fair winning and Heitman a close second at the line. Both drivers would take their turn at the point and would not settle on the win until the last turn of the last lap. John Steenstry #22 would place third with heat race winner Andy Wiles #53 fourth. Damon Clevenger #6 was the big mover of the feature coming from deep in the pack to place a solid fifth. Other heat race winner was Mickey Fleethart #7.

USRA B-Modifieds would put on a display of epic driving skills as Shadren Turner #17t would battle side by side for the lead with the #5 of Dakota Foster. These two young guns of the sport prove the racing future is in great hand as Turner would see the checkers first and claim the night’s victory. Foster would place a close second and Steve Starmer #11s, challenging for the lead consistently, would finish third. Current point leader Tim Eaton #211 would again work traffic to perfection to finish fourth. Big mover of the feature was Randy Ainsworth #57, who would start in the ninth row, would charge to the front with a solid fifth place showing. Heat race winners included Shadren Turner #17t, Dakota Foster #5, and Josh Steele #94J.

USRA Stock Cars would see a lot of action in turn one of the first lap as several cars were involved in a mishap. When the field was realigned for a complete restart Thomas Roberts #65x would take the early lead. Roberts and Jason Estes #997 would trade the lead several times until Roberts would seem to have the clear advantage. As the race continued Jon Boller Jr #20x, running an extreme low line, would pass both front runners and pull ahead and on to victory lane. In a very emotional McCarthy Auto Group Winner’s Circle Jon would graciously dedicate this feature win to his step-son Conner Masoner who is battling Cancer. Heat race winner Jason Estes would place second, with other heat race winner Thomas Roberts third. Eddie Ingram #54 would hold off the hard charge of Bruce Fair #41 as they would finish fourth and fifth respectively.

USRA Modifieds would take to the track and prove again the best of the best race at I-35 Speedway. Heat race winner and 2014 track champion Zach Sanders #69 would take the early lead and never relinquish the top spot. Another dedication in victory lane as new father Zach Sanders would celebrate with new daughter Bailey. Sanders would be challenged throughout the feature by other heat race winner Robbie Reed #5. Reed would recover from a lap one miscue and race back to place second. Point leader Dennis Elliott #29 would race side by side with Ryan Schaffer #R21 to the checkers with Elliott third and Schaffer fourth. Shayne Bailey #5d would again be among the front runners and place fifth on the night.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank drivers and fans alike for another stellar night of racing action. Intermission would see a Tug-of-War contest on the front strait with fans and drivers all winning. We invite everyone back next week for Kaster Celebration Night at the races for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

I-35 Speedway, The Best in Saturday Night Racing!!

July 18th, 2015

The fun continues at I-35 Speedway this Saturday evening, July 18, as we continue the race for the championship in the weekly six classes. So far this year I-35 Speedway has had 7 different winners in the A Mods, 8 different winners in the B Mods, 5 different winners in the E Mods, Grand Nationals, and Hobby Stocks, and 4 different winners in the Stock Car class. There is always close racing in all the classes.

The visiting class this week is the Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers and the Show Me Vintage Racers. Last time these two classes competed together there were 18 vintage racers in attendance and they were thanking Mike and Kyle Johnson for putting the two classes together on the same night. This many vintage cars together allowed for a great feature race of old time restored race cars. It brought back memories of Riverside Stadium, a Saturday night track which closed in 1988 but had been a long time place to be in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.

Talking about fun, just wait until intermission when announcer Rick Staley has challenged the Hobby Stock drivers versus the Stock Car drivers in a special tug of war on the front straight. Who can out pull whom, it will be fun to see!

Make your plans now to be at I-35 Speedway this Saturday. Fans check out and see what owner Mike Johnson has improved this week. Every week for the last several weeks there has been improvements, additions, or something to improve the fan amenities. I-35 Speedway is located at exit 64 off Interstate 35. Gates open at 4:00 P.M., Adults are $12, Seniors (62 and over) $10, Children 7 to 12 are $6 and younger than 7 are free. We look forward to seeing this Saturday for Dirt Track Racing at its Best!

Darren Shaw Makes it Three in a Row on Rod End Supply Night at the Races I-35 Speedway

July 16th, 2015

Kicking off a premier night of racing action at I-35 Speedway on a near perfect racing surface the E-Modifieds would take to the dirt first. Heat race winner and point leader John Brown #36j would use a pole starting position to his advantage by charging to the early lead. Other heat race winner Anthony Asher #20xa would challenege Brown using a high line to no avail as Brown would hold Asher in the closing laps to pick up the feature win, leaving Asher to place second. Big mover of the feature was Jeremiah Asher #02xa who would charge through the pack from a deep starting spot and passing all contenders on his way to place a solid third. Corey Myers #15 and Kyle Henning #1 would swap positions for several laps until Myers would claim fourth and Henning placing fifth.

Keeping the great racing action going the Hobby Stocks would not disappoint by seeing only one caution waved in their feature. “Conner Strong” would not be denied as Conner Masoner #47x, after claiming a heat race win, would lead every lap and also claim a trip to McCarthy Auto Group Winner’s Circle. Masoner prepares to leave for Indiana University for surgery and treatment as he continues his battle with cancer. Greg Gilbert #23g would challenge for the lead only to come up short in the end and placing second with big mover Mich Ross #34 finishing third. Other heat race winner John Chipp #47c would place fourth with current point leader Tyler Clark #0x rounding out the features top five.

Grand Nationals would see a new face in victory lane this 2015 racing season as Donnie Brown #26 would use heat race win momentum to launch out to the early lead and never turn over the top spot. Brown would be challenged late and consistently by Buz Kaster #54 who would go on to finish a very close second. Other heat race winner Bud Wilson #75 would fade late to place third with Austin Johnson #98 fourth and Houston Johnson #97 fifth.
“Big Dog” Donnie Brown

Back to the track this week the Midwest Lightning Sprints would see it all in a great show for all spectators. Tom Brown #b20 would pull away with the lead in the feature and on to victory. Great racing would ensue throughout the pack as Ken Billings #85 and heat race winner Paden Moreland #19 would battle tooth and nail to the checkers with Billings second and Moreland placing third. Moreland would take a tumble coming off turn number two and end up on his side after the caution was thrown for another driver’s blown engine. After Paden’s car was righted it was determined to be safe enough to continue with competition and he would recover nicely in a third place finish. Tyler Miller #25m continues to make strides towards the front by placing a solid fourth with Rick Baxter #12b fifth. Other heat race winner was Mark K Billings #51, who would be among the leaders until developing mechanical issues taking him from contention.

USRA B-Modifieds would see a familiar face returning to I-35 Speedway as Andy Bryant #28 would again visit victory lane. Bryant would use a front row starting spot to gain the advantage and lead every lap on his way to claiming the checkers. Steve Starmer #11s was in the hunt the entire feature searching high and low for a way around the leader only to finish a little short in second. Current point leader and big mover of the feature was Tim Eaton #211 as he would drive through the pack on his way to placing a consistent third. Randy Ainsworth #57 would place a solid fourth with heat race winner Danan Knott #18k rounding out the night’s top five. Other heat race winners were Andy Bryant #28 and Mitch Booher #22b.

In an action packed wheel to wheel feature event the USRA Stock Cars would tackle the three-eighths mile speedway. Starting side by side the two heat race winners Dean Wray #77 and Jason Estes #997 would battle side by side with Estes setting the pace early. Estes would appear to be the car to beat until Wray would take the lead and the victory. Estes would go on to place second with Thomas Roberts #65x third. Gene Stigall #xx20 would battle the other #20x of Jon Boller Jr to the line as Stigall would place fourth leaving Boller fifth.

USRA Modifieds continue to see the very best racing action has to offer with three wide racing throughout the pack. Heat race winner Darren Shaw #11 would make it three feature wins in a row as he would put his Ford horsepower out front and in McCarthy Auto Group Victory Circle. It would not be easy for Shaw as Dennis Elliott #29 and Zach Sanders #69 would challenge on the inside to no avail as Shaw would not be denied on the high line. Sanders would use a late race charge to place second holding Elliott to third. Big mover of the race, starting last on the field, Austin Johnson willing his fast #98 to a solid fourth place finish. Shane Florence #41 continues to get faster each and every week bringing home a consistent fifth place finish. Other heat race winner was Steven Glenn #26s who developed mechanical problems taking him from the feature.

Intermission activities would see bike racing at its best as each age would compete with all entrants deemed the winners and receiving trophies. I-35 Speedway would like to invite all of our great fans back next Saturday Night for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

Rod End Supply Night at I-35 Speedway Winston, MO This Saturday Night!!!

July 11th, 2015

After a successful July 4th race with double features in the USRA A Mods, Stock Cars, and B Mods, I-35 Speedway is ready to resume their great weekly racing program. This Saturday, July 11, we resume the weekly battles in the E-Mods, the Hobby Stocks, the Grand Nationals, the USRA B-Mods, the USRA Stock Cars, and the USRA A mods, plus the Midwest Lightning Sprints. Hot laps begin at 6:15 with racing starting at 7:00 P.M. I-35 Speedway is the racetrack where you will get the most racing for your money.

As we have completed 14 weeks of racing with 15 more weeks to go, the midseason points leaders are USRA A Mods – Dennis Elliott leads Darren Shaw by 66 points, USRA B Mods – Tim Eaton leads Randy Ainsworth by 117 points, E- Mods – John Brown leads Jacob Blair by 81 points, Grand Nationals – Austin Johnson leads Buz Kaster by 62, Donnie by 71, and brother Houston Johnson by 81, Hobby Stocks – Tyler Clark leads Carson Masoner by 11 points and Mich Ross by 18 points, and in USRA Stock Cars – Dean Wray leads Thomas Roberts by 74 and close behind is John Boller. At the half way point of the season there is lots of racing still scheduled so the points can become even closer and leaders can change! It is not who leads at half way it is who finishes the complete year.

I-35 Speedway is located at exit 64 off Interstate 35. Gates open at 4:00 P.M., Adults are $12, Seniors (62 and over) $10, Children 7 to 12 are $6 and younger than 7 are free. We look forward to seeing this Saturday for Dirt Track Racing at its Best!

Professional Ag Services Night at the Races I-35 Speedway

July 7th, 2015

Kicking off the action packed night of racing action were the make-up features from May 23, 2015. First to take to the track were the USRA B-Modifieds with heat race winner Ed Noll #15 putting “Team Doughboys” in victory lane. Noll would inherit the lead after pole sitter Clint Baker #17x would have mechanical issues late in the race taking him from contention and relinquishing the lead to Noll. Noll would not be challenged for the remainder of the feature as #11p of heat race winner Jeremy Price would place second. Nic Hanes #9h and point leader Tim Eaton #211 would battle wheel to wheel to the line with Hanes third and Eaton placing fourth. Other heat race winner Randy Ainsworth #57 would round out the feature’s top five.

Next onto the track were the USRA Stock Cars for their make-up feature with Jeff Dixon #88 standing tall in McCarthy Auto-Group winner’s circle. Dixon would be challeneged every lap by Jon Boller Jr #20x, who would come up just a little short and place second. Dean Wray #77 would race his way back to a third place finish after an early race mishap would send him to the rear. Gene Stigall #xx20 and Holden Schultz #36s would duel to the checks with Stigall gaining the advantage to finish fourth, holding Schultz to a solid fifth place. Heat race winners were Jeff Dixon #88 and Jason Estes #997.

In the last make-up feature of the night from May 23, 2015 the USRA Modifieds would put on a show to remember. Heat race winner Darren Shaw #11 would race side by side with point leader Dennis Elliott #29 with Shaw using the high line to perfection and claiming the feature victory. Elliott would go on to place second with Ryan Schaffer #R21 finishing third. Shayne Bailey #5d would place fourth with Sam Florence #42 racing his way to place fifth. Other heat race winners were Tyler Grooms #92 and Clay Hale #22h.

Kicking off the racing action for the Fireworks Spectacular feature the E-Modifieds would race their way around I-35 Speedway in fine form. Anthony Asher #20xa would again find victory lane using the extreme high line passing all challengers, coming from a deep starting spot, to claim feature win number two this 2015 racing season. Keith Simmons #222 was in contention for the lead the entire feature only to finish a respectable second. Rookie contender Jacob Blair #81 continues to impress all as he would finish third with Austin Bouzek #14 fourth. Heat race winner and early leader Justin Asher #74 would fade late to place fifth. Other heat race winner on the evening was point leader John Brown #36j.

Hobby Stocks would take to the track next and go caution free for the duration of their feature. After post-race inspection Conner Masoner #47x would be the victor. Mich Ross #34 would rally in the late stages of the race and manage a solid second. John Chipp #47c would be the hard charger of the feature finishing third holding Josh Munsen #19 to fourth. Carson Masoner #13x would round out the feature’s top five. Heat race winner Tyler Clark #0x would receive heavy damage to the front of his race car taking him to the pits early and out of contention for the night.

Grand Nationals continue to grow in number and talent as Bud Wilson #75 would use heat race win momentum to capture his second victory this season. Other heat race winner Buz Kaster #54 would race his way to the front finishing second. Donnie Brown #26 would hold off the late charge of Marty Powell #9p as they would place third and fourth. After a hard hit into the front stretch wall Houston Johnson #97 would be taken out of the feature early and settle for fifth place.

In the USRA B-Modified feature for the night pole sitter and Point Leader Tim Eaton #211 would lead every lap on his way to McCarthy Auto-Group Winner’s Circle. Eaton was challenged early by fifth place finisher Randy Ainsworth #57 who would fade in the later stages. Bud Wilson #77x would drive his way through the field using a low line to perfection finishing second. Big mover of the feature was Doug Keller #77 who started tenth row inside and raced his way to a solid third place. Nic Hanes #9h would recover from an early race mishap, which would send him to the rear of the field, to place fourth.

USRA Stock Cars would not disappoint as point leader and pole sitter Dean Wray #77 would lead every lap on his way to another victory this season. Jon Boller Jr #20x would challenege to no avail as he would finish second. Big mover of the feature was Gene Stigall #xx20 who raced his way to third. Jeff Dixon #88 would finish fourth with Thomas Roberts #65x fifth.

Feature number two of the night for the USRA Modifieds would see Darren Shaw #11 pull off the incredible with his second victory of the night. Shaw and Dennis Elliott #29 would battle wheel to wheel with Shaw high and Elliott low the entire feature never touching with Elliot finishing in the runner up position. Third place would see Ronnie Woods #53 from Mexico Missouri find the groove late and hold off the hard charge of Houston Johnson #97 who placed fourth. Ryan Schaffer #R21 would recover from an early race mishap to finish fifth.

I-35 Speedway fans were treated to a spectacular fireworks display after the amazing racing. Fun was had by all with another great night. We invite everyone back next week as we will feature all of our regular classes plus Midwest Lightning Sprints. Come on out to I-35 Speedway for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

Improvements Keep Coming to I-35 Speedway!

July 4th, 2015

For race fans and racers visiting I-35 Speedway this weekend they will see even more changes as the track improvements continue. Almost weekly there is something new at the track, new flags, new banners, new paint, new portions of the facility manicured, new rock, new tile, etc. This week the pit area has been expanded. This expansion was required as more and more racers are finding their way to the facility. In addition this expansion has been in the plans for some time as track management prepares for new touring series and other motorsports events in the future. This initial pit expansion will soon include the addition of lights and speakers.

Plans are in place to expand the seating capacity, add a picnic area, and add an area for camping. Mike and Kyle Johnson continue to invest in their race track to bring race fans and racers welcome amenities. Expansion of the seating will soon begin as I-35 Speedway works to become one of the best tracks in the Midwest and in the United States of America.

I-35 Speedway Fireworks Spectacular

July 3rd, 2015

The United States of America’s two hundred and thirty ninth birthday when the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Second Continental Congress. This day, Independence Day, is associated with fireworks, parades, barbeque, picnics, and since the mid-1900s’ auto racing. I-35 Speedway will continue this tradition on July 4, 2015 with fireworks, parade laps, and auto racing. Race fans are welcome to come early and enjoy their own picnic.
As for racing, there will be lots of racing! Double features for three classes! The USRA B Mods, the USRA Stock Cars, and the USRA A Modifieds will begin the night with make-up races from May 23. Heat races will then be run for the E-Mods, the Hobby Stocks, and the Grand Nationals. The USRA classes will not run heat races, instead they will redraw based on points for their second feature. Then all six classes will run their features and then, when the racing is completed – Fireworks!

What a great way to celebrate our great country and the day the country declared independence from Great Britain than having fun with racing and fireworks. I-35 Speedway is located at exit 64 off Interstate 35. Gates open at 4:00 P.M., hot laps at 6:15 P.M., and racing begins at 7:00 P.M. Adults are $12, Seniors (62 and over) $10, Children 7 to 12 are $6 and younger than 7 are free.

Tompkins Industries Night at the Races I-35 Speedway

June 30th, 2015

USRA Modifieds would take to the track first in a make-up feature from May 16, 2015 and would set the stage for a great night of racing action. Heat race winner Dennis Elliott #29 would start on the front row and lead every lap on his way to McCarthy Auto-Group Victory Circle. Elliott would be challenged early by other heat race winner Zach Sanders #69 who would go on to place second. Michael Dotson #55d would make an impressive charge to the front finishing third holding Tyler Grooms #92 to fourth. Jim Hopkins #71 would see yet another solid finish by placing fifth. Other heat race winner was Jim Moody #00.

Back to the track in fine form the Midwest Lightning Sprints while low in number were high in quality. I-35 Speedway fans would see the familiar face of repeat winner Mark K. Billings #51 taking the checkers as he would get the lead early and never relinquish the top spot. Heat race winner Tom Brown #b20 would mount a late race charge only to come up short and place second at the line. Alyssa Lasater driving the Kenny Bowers prepared #49 would impress all by coming through the field to place third. Ken Billings #85 and Tyler Miller #25m would battle to the checkers with Billings fourth and Miller rounding out the top five.

Next to tackle the fast smooth three-eighths mile of dirt were the always entertaining E-Modifieds. Point leader and heat race winner John Brown #36j continues his consistent ways by notching another victory this 2015 racing season. Jeremiah Asher #02xa would challenge every lap but was unable to find a way around the fast Brown and would finish second. Other heat race winner Jacob Blair #81, in his rookie season, would continue to impress holding off Corey Myers #15 as they would finish third and fourth respectively. Daniel Harris #319 would race his way through the pack to place a solid fifth.

Hobby Stocks were next onto the track with the familiar face of 2014 Track Champion Mich Ross #34 standing tall in victory lane. Ross would battle with heat race winner and point leader Tyler Clark #0x early in the feature as Clark would fade late to place second. Other heat race winner Conner Masoner #13x would challenge the top two contenders only to come up short and place third. Justin Atkins #15 would finish fourth with Geary Phillips #47 fifth.

Grand Nationals would see heat race winner Donnie Brown #26 take the early lead and appear to be the car to beat until mechanical issues would take him from winning contention. As Brown would fade Austin Johnson #98 would capitalize and take the point for the remainder of the feature and on to victory circle. Houston Johnson #97 would battle Buz Kaster #54 to the flag with Houston Johnson second and Kaster third. Jeff Elder #7 continues to improve week after week notching a solid fourth place finish. One time leader Donnie Brown would fade late and end the night placing fifth. Other heat race winner was Marty Powell #9p.

In their fourth appearance at I-35 Speedway this 2015 racing season the Non-Wing Sprints would not disappoint. Mitchell Moore #51 would use heat race win momentum to propel his hotrod out front and lead every lap on his way to claiming the checkers. Big mover of the race was Cody Baker #38, who would challenege Moore for the lead only to settle for second place. Chris Parkinson #65 would battle other heat race winner Bradlee Ryun #19 tooth and nail edging Ryun at the line to place third, leaving Ryun to fourth. John Helm #12 would round out the feature’s top five.

As the green flag dropped on the USRA B-Modifieds Steve Starmer #11s and Dustin Miller #52m would lead the field through turns one and two. Miller would take the early advantage leading the majority of the feature. One slip off turn three was all it would take for Dakota Foster #5, coming through the pack, to take the lead and calm the night’s victory. Miller would recover to finish second with Starmer placing third. Tim Eaton #211 again would show poise and consistency as he would place fourth. Big mover of the feature was Shadren Turner #17t who would have to tag to the rear of the field after an early race caution and would race his way to finish fifth. Heat race winners included Dustin Miller #52m, Steve Starmer #11s, and Danan Knott #18k.

Racing in the USRA Stock Car division as always was fast and competitive. Thomas Roberts #65x would again see the checkers first and claim the night’s top spot. Roberts was challeneged early and often by Jon Boller Jr #20x, who would place second on this night of racing. Richard Moulton #18 would have his best showing of the 2015 racing season by placing a personal best third. Billie Hoover #21h and Chad Walker #04 would duel it out to the end with Hoover fourth and Walker fifth at the line. Two heat race winners and early feature leaders Dean Wray #77 and Jason Estes #997 would have contact off turn four, taking both drivers out of winning contention.

Ending a night of great racing action at I-35 Speedway the USRA Modifieds would see Dennis Elliott #29 pick up his second feature win on the night. Heat race winner Elliott and other heat race winner Darren Shaw #11 would start side by side in row one. Shaw would take the early lead using the high line only to see Elliott fire back by on the inside and claim the win. Shaw would be in contention to the checkers and finish the night in second place. Zach Sanders #69 would challenege the two front runners often only to end the night third. Ronnie Woods #53 and Derrick Hicks #78 would battle to the checkers with Woods fourth and Hicks fifth.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all of our great fans and drivers for making this a special night of racing action. See everyone next Saturday for racing, fireworks, and more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.
See You There!!

Racin for Rian fill the Pits and Grandstands at I-35 Speedway

June 23rd, 2015

With the much anticipated start to Racin for Rian Night at I-35 Speedway the always exciting E-Modifieds were the first to tackle the smooth fast racing surface. Heat race winner Randy Smith #26j would jump to the early lead and appear to be the car to beat in the early stages of the feature. Jeremiah Asher #02xa would challenge Smith and try both high and low to make the pass to no avail. Just when it appeared no one could best the Smith, Anthony Asher #20xa would use the extreme high line and take the lead and fin victory lane and the $500 pay day on this night of action. John Brown #36j would also get past both Smith and Jeremiah Asher to finish second with Jeremiah Asher third. Justin Asher #74 was in the mix the entire night and would come home forth moving one time leader Smith to fifth. Picking up the Hard Charger award on the night was #319 of Daniel Harris. Other heat race winner of the E-Modifieds was Austin Bouzek #14.

Grand Nationals would charge to the track and see great racing action as Buz Kaster #54 would get the Hard Charger money coming from the back to the front and capture the victory. John Crews 12c was a challenger at the end racing his way to a solid second place finish with heat race winner Austin Johnson #98 third. Bud Wilson #75 would come from the back and notch a fourth place finish with other heat race winner Donnie Brown #26 fifth on the night.

Hobby Stocks were fast and furious as heat race winner Greg Gilbert #23g would set the pace early and lead every lap except the one that mattered. Gilbert would loop his car in turn #4 with only one lap to go and that would allow other heat race winner, Josh Munsen #19, on his first trip to I-35 Speedway, to pick up the win. Munsen would win the feature followed closely by Hard Charger of the race Conner Masoner #47x who would place second. Another newcomer to the track was Ryan Sutter #79 and he would find it to his liking racing his way to a third place finish on the night. Gilbert would recover and drive back to fourth with Tyler Clark #0x Rounding out the night’s top five.

USRA B-Modifieds would take to the track with racing form front to back the entire feature. Heat race winner and pole sitter Ronnie Miller #76 would take the lead early until contact between he and #21c of Chad Clancy would take him from contention. Heat race number two winner Clancy would take over the top spot and race two the checkers winning Racin for Rian night in the B-Mod class for the second consecutive year. Clancy made a nice gesture giving $300 of his winnings back to the cause. Point leader Tim Eaton #211 would move through the pack and place second with “B” Feature winner Gene Claxton picking up the Hard Charger money by finishing fourth. Fifth place on the night would go to #17 of Mike Streigel. Other heat race winners were Randy Ainsworth #57 and Eddie Schwope #91.

USRA Stock Car with $1000 on the line to the winner would see the lead switch several time before the checker were shown. The two heat race winners Dean Wray #77 and Jeff Dixon #88 would again race side by side and wheel to wheel the entire race, never touching with the win undecided until the final lap. When the smoke had cleared Dean Wray would be standing tall in McCarty Auto Group Victory Circle holding Dixon to second. USRA National Point Leader Thomas Roberts #65x would again use poise and consistency notching a solid third place finish. Brett Heeter #05 would work traffic and bring his hot rod home fourth with Jon Boller #20x fifth. Picking up the Hard Charger money on the night was Jason Estes #997 as he would come from last on the field and be challenging for the lead before jumping the cushion in turn #1 and take him from win contention.

USRA Modifieds were high in number and quality all vying for that $1600 pay day. Heat race winner Matt Dotson #88d would take the early lead and hold of the challenge of 2014 Racin for Rian Modified winner Kerry Davis #68. Davis would try to use heat race win momentum and the very low line as the two would battle back and forth for the lead. As the feature continued #3b of Nic Bidinger would start his charge to the front and use the extreme high line to close in on the two leaders. With two laps to go Bidinger would take the lead and race on to the checkers and victory circle. One time leader Matt Dotson would finish second and Davis third. Hard Charger award would go to fourth place finisher Dennis Elliott #29 who would have trouble in his heat race and have to start tenth row inside of the feature and race his way through the pack. Kyle Covert #7d7 would again have a good night finishing fifth. Other heat race winner was Austin Johnson #98.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank drivers and fans for making this night a great success for a good cause. We would like to thank the Wilson Family for donating two bikes that we gave away during Intermission. Congratulations to bike winners Mia Whitham and Corbin Henning, enjoy those bikes. See everyone next Saturday night for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!

“Racin for Rian”

June 17th, 2015

“Racin for Rian” is this Saturday, June 20, 2015 at I-35 Speedway. This event continues to grow each year. Sponsors jump on board and add money, this year the winner of the USRA A Modifieds will take home $1,500, the USRA B Mod and USRA Stock Car winner will take home $1,000 each, and now the E Mods and Grand Nationals will each be racing for $500 to win. This will be a great night of racing, but let’s understand how we got here.

In 2010, Bud and Amanda Wilson lost baby Rian, who was born 4 months early. They had her for a total of 30 hours. What they did not realize was Saint Luke’s hospital had a family fund. This fund, controlled by the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provided a package of their lost daughter. Instead of bringing home a baby they brought home a package which included a lock of her hair, pictures of her in a dress which are donated by one of the nurses, and other items. This touched their hearts to the point they went to I-35 Speedway owners, Mike and Kyle Johnson, and asked to create a race in honor of their daughter. That race is “Racin for Rian”.

The Wilson’s have collected and donated over $9,000 to the Saint Luke’s NICU family fund in the last three years. They gain this money through sponsorships, through t-shirts sales, and through the drivers doing a collection in the grandstands. The first three years they were dependent on family, the first two years the purse was increased for the A Mods only, last year additions were made to the B Mod and Stock Car purse, this year add an addition to the Grand National and E Mod classes.

Here is the list of winners of this bonus money: A Mods, 2012 and 2013 Ritchie Gustin, 2014 it was Kerry Davis, B Mod winner in 2014 Chad Clancy, Stock Car winner in 2014 Thomas Roberts. Who will take home the winnings in 2015? Who will come and support this event of racers giving back to the community?

I-35 Speedway is located at exit 64 off Interstate 35. Make plans now to assist the racing community in supporting our local community. Gates open at 4:00 P.M., hot laps at 6:15 P.M., and racing begins at 7:00 P.M. Adults are $12, Seniors (62 and over) $10, Children 7 to 12 are $6 and younger than 7 are free.

I-35 Racing Tonight

June 13th, 2015

I-35 Speedway hosted 131 race cars last weekend with a packed grandstand full of fans, so what is in store for this Saturday, June 13, 2015? To begin with double USRA A Modified features, the A Mod race from May 16, 2015 will be made up to begin the night of racing. In addition to the A Mods, the USRA B Mods, USRA Stock Cars, Grand Nationals, Hobby Stocks, E Mods, and the Midwest Lightning Sprints will be in competition.

Two weeks in a row the B Mods have had two B features to determine those making up the 24 car feature event. The Grand National car count grew to ten providing an opportunity for two heat races and an exciting side by side battle for various positions during the feature. The Stock Cars had seventeen competitors in competition. Could it be the A Mods, the B Mods, and the Stock Cars are gearing up and dialing themselves in for the Racin For Rian race to be held on June 20? Racin for Rian will pay $1,500 to the A Mod feature winner and $1,000 to win for the USRA B Mod and USRA Stock Car feature winners on that night.

Remember be there this Saturday, June 13, 2015 to witness the double features for the Modifieds and the always great racing at I-35 Speedway. Gates open at 4:00 P.M., hot laps at 6:15 P.M., and racing begins at 7:00 P.M. Adults are $12, Seniors (62 and over) $10, Children 7 to 12 are $6 and younger than 7 are free.

126 Cars Entered at Platte Valley Bank Night at the Races I-35 Speedway

June 9th, 2015

With a pit full of cars and grandstands full of fans the Non-Wing Sprint Cars would kick off the night’s action with a make-up feature from May 16, 2015. With great racing action throughout the field, heat race winner Mitchell Moore #51 would take the early lead and look to be the car to beat. That was until a heroic high line move on the last turn of the last lap by Cody Baker #38 would put in him McCarthy Auto-Group Winner’s Circle. Moore would have to settle for second as Chad Goff #9x would race his way through the pack to place third. Other heat race winner Josh Stephens #09 would finish fourth with Chad Shields #11s fifth.

Next to take to the track, with a flash from the past, were the always entertaining Show-Me Vintage Racers. Using heat race win momentum Jim Snedeger #22 would pilot his hotrod into victory lane. Early race leader Damon Clevenger #6 would hold the ageless wonder of Jim Clevenger #76 to place second holding Jim to third. Mickey Fleethart driving car #20 would have a solid run after recovering from an early race mishap to place fourth with Mike McDowell #24 rounding out the top five.

Growing in number each week the E-Mods were next to tackle the three eighths mile of dirt. Continuing his winning ways Jeremiah Asher #02xa would again stand tall in the winner’s circle. Jeremiah would be challenged late by his son Anthony Asher #20x who would go on to finish the night in second place. Allie Mulich would again show poise and consistency by bringing her #90 car home third. Daniel Harris #319 was the big mover of the feature as he and Jordan Dawson #j90 would battle wheel to wheel to the checkers with Harris fourth and Dawson fifth. Heat race winners included Jeremiah Asher #02xa, Anthony Whitham #26, and Colby Kearney #89k.

Grand Nationals would see some new faces at I-35 Speedway on this great night of racing action. Heat race winner Austin Johnson #98 would race side by side the entire feature with Tim Shields #42t. Johnson would hold on for the victory leaving Shields to settle for second. Other heat race winner Donnie Brown #26 would be in the mix for the lead the entire feature but be forced to place third. Buz Kaster would race his #54 through the pack for another solid fourth place finish. John Crews in his first night out in the #12c Grand National would impress all with a top five finish.

In a caution free Hobby Stock feature Mich Ross #34 and Greg Gilbert #23g would put on a display of how top notch racing should look by running side by side several laps. Heat race winner Ross would pull away by a car length for the victory leaving Gilbert to place second at the line. Tyler Clark #0x would again race his way to the front finishing third with Conner Masoner #47x fourth and Carson Masoner #13x fifth.

Non-Wing Sprints would again take to the track for their second feature of the evening. Chad Goff #9x, who would only need two wheels down the straights, would jump to the early lead and hold his position for the majority of the feature. Goff would be challeneged the entire feature by heat race winner Mitchell Moore #51. Moore with a daring move on the outside of turn two would mount the charge that mattered by taking over the top spot to claim the night’s feature win. Goff would place second by holding off the hard charger of the feature Ricky Stangl #24 who would go on to place third. Feature one winner Cody Baker #38 would start in the rear of the field to race his way to the front and place fourth with Kevin Risley #24k fifth. Other heat race winners were Curtis Evans #1p and Chad Frewaldt #4f.

With a packed field of quality USRA B-Mods the familiar face of 2014 USRA National Champion Chad Clancy #21c would not be denied as he would lead every lap on his way to victory. Clancy would be challenged by Jeremy Pittsenbarger #32p and Clint Baker #17x to the checkers. Pittsenbarger would have to settle for second place, holding Baker to third. Jim Cameron #96c and Nic Hanes #9h would duel it out to the line with Cameron fourth and Hanes fifth respectively. Heat race winners included Chad Clancy #21c, Clint Baker #17x, Troy Carlyle #44, and Ed Noll #15. B-Feature winners were Tim Eaton #211 and Steve Starmer #11s.

Continuing to perform with the highest standard of perfection the USRA Stock Cars would not disappoint. Swapping the lead in the early stages heat race winners Dean Wray #77 and Jason Estes #997 would appear to be the cars to beat. Wray would take the lead only to see Estes charge back by in the middle stages of the feature. Wray would regroup, take back over the lead and hold the top spot on his way to McCarthy Auto-Group Winner’s Circle. Estes would end the night in second place with Jon Boller Jr #20x third. Billie Hoover #21h would again race his way to a solid and consistent fourth place finish. Rounding out the night’s top five would see Jeff Dixon #88.

USRA Modifieds would end the night’s racing action twenty-five strong with the best of the best vying for the win. Zach Sanders #69 backing up his 2014 track Championship would close the deal on this night by picking up the feature win. Darren Shaw #11 would challenege Sanders early and often only to place second as the checkers fell. Mark Schafman #34, on his first visit to I-35 Speedway this 2015 racing season, would impress all with a third place showing. Big mover to the feature was Dennis Elliott #29 coming from a tenth row starting position to race his way to fourth place. Kyle Covert #7d7 would find I-35 Speedway to his liking as he would round out the top five. Heat race winners were Zach Sanders #69, Darren Shaw #11, Steven Bowers #77, and Cory Wray #69n.

I-35 Speedway would like to Thank Bouzek Racing and Nic and Misty Hanes for the two bicycles given away during Intermission activities. Congratulations to Xavier Mantio and Danica Knecht, enjoy those bikes. I-35 Speedway would also like to thank all of our great drivers and fans alike for making this a night to remember. See everyone next week for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

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I-35 Speedway Ready to Race Saturday Night!

June 5th, 2015

Thank you Mother Nature! Yes I-35 Speedway got to race last Saturday night and they were able to get in two makeup features from May 16. Taking advantage of Mother Nature’s assistance there was a huge field of cars (124) and a grandstand full of race fans. The race fans definitely received their money’s worth with 19 Heats, 2 B features, 9 feature events, and over 300 laps of racing. Mike Knight and Mike Johnson prepared a beautiful track which was able to provide racers a smooth track the entire evening.

This week, Saturday June 6, we hope Mother Nature again works with us. Scheduled to begin the night is the Non Wing Sprint feature from May 16, followed by a night of racing with the Vintage Racers, the E Mods, the Grand Nationals, the Hobby Stocks, the USRA B Mods, USRA Stock Cars, and the USRA A Mods, and heats and another feature for the Non Wing Sprint Cars. That is correct for one entry fee you will receive two Non Wing Sprint Car features.
Work has been ongoing all week at the track as new fresh paint has been added, along with a new banner, and the normal weekly track prep, weed eating, and grass mowing. New rock has been added in areas where moisture had washed it away. All this to ensure the fans and drivers have a great facility they can take pride in.

Gates open at 4:30, hot laps at 6:15, and racing events starting at 7:00 P.M. Adults are $15, Seniors (62 and over) $13, Children 7 to 12 are $6 and younger than 7 are free. Come early and have dinner at the Trackside Bar and Grill which opens at 2:00 P.M. and over looks turn 1.

124 Cars at Walker Excavating Night at the Races I-35 Speedway

June 1st, 2015

Starting the night’s racing action were the make-up features from May 16, 2015. First to take to the track were the USRA B-Mods with Ed Noll #15 picking up his first ever victory at I-35 Speedway. Noll would use a pole starting spot to lead every lap but was challeneged consistently by second place finisher Danan Knott #18k. Jim Cameron #96c and Randy Ainsworth #57 would duel to the checkers with Cameron placing third and Ainsworth fourth. Current point leader Tim Eaton #211 was the big mover of the race by coming from back to front to place a consistent fifth. Heat race winners included Ed Noll #15, Jim Cameron #96c, Randy Ainsworth #57, and Tim Eaton #211.

Next up on the track was the make-up feature for the USRA Stock Cars and they would not disappoint. Dean Wray and Jason Estes would race side by side, swapping the lead lap after lap. Heat race winner Dean Wray #77 would pick up the feature win holding other heat race winner Estes #997 to place second. Current National USRA point leader Thomas Roberts #65x would finish a solid third with Jon Boller Jr #20x fourth. Jeff Dixon #88 would round out the feature’s top five.

Tackling the three-eighths mile of dirt next were the E-Mod drivers with Jeremiah Asher #02xa claiming the night’s top spot. Thirteen year old driver Nicholas Carpenter #33 would impress all by notching a second place finish. Kyle Henning #1 was the big mover of the feature by climbing his way from deep in the field to finish third. Manlee Lamar #4m continues a great rookie season with a fourth place finish as Kit Bailey #77 would place fifth. Heat race winners included Jeremiah Asher #02xa, Bobby Russell #7, and Phil Birkinsha #7s.

Grand Nationals were next onto I-35 Speedway as the familiar face of Buz Kaster #54 would sweep the night by winning both heat race and feature event. Kaster and second place finisher Austin Johnson #98 would battle side by side in the early laps with Kaster eventually gaining the advantage. Houston Johnson #97 would pass Donnie Brown #26 late in the race to finish third leaving Brown to place fourth. Marty Powell #9p would again show consistency by rounding out the night’s top five.

Hobby Stocks would take to the track next and witness the two heat race winners Greg Gilbert #23g and Mich Ross #34 battle to the checkers with Gilbert first and Ross second. Tyler Clark #0x would again drive a flawless race bringing “The Green Ox” home in third. Justin Atkins #15 and Carson Masoner #47x would also fight to the checks with Atkins edging Masoner at the line to finish fourth and fifth respectively.

Midwest Lightning Sprints would be in attendance this week with a caution free feature and a new face in victory lane. Tom Brown #b20 would lead every lap and never look back taking the checkers in his first win at I-35 Speedway this 2015 racing season. Jared Soloman #22 would back up his heat race win with an impressive second place finish as Ken Billings #85 would finish third. Luke McGee #49 and Rick Baxter #12b would fight it out to the line with McGee fourth and Baxter fifth.

High in number and quality the USRA B-Mods would charge to the track and see repeat winner Andy Bryant #28 in McCarthy Auto-Group Victory Lane. Early leader and heat race winner Nic Hanes #9h would fight tooth and nail until contact would take Hanes out of contention for the win. Heat race winner Bryant would take over the lead and never relinquish it. Heat race winner Jeremy Pittsenbarger #32p would live up to his nickname by using the high-side on his way to claim second place. Point leader Tim Eaton #211 would again show poise and consistency by racing his way to finish third. Big mover of the feature by coming through the B-Feature and through the pack in the feature was Clint Baker #17x by placing fourth. Heat race winner Jim Cameron #96c would round out the feature’s top five. Other heat race winner was #86 of Donnie Miller; B-Feature winners were David Bouzek #75 and Randy Ainsworth #57.

In a race to be remembered by all in attendance the USRA Stock Cars continue their impressive ways. Heat race winner Jeff Dixon #88 would be standing tall in victory lane when the checkers were waved. Dixon would take the early lead only to slip high in turn two allowing Dean Wray #77 to take the lead. Dixon would then mount a charge back to the front by using the high side and sail past the #77 of second place finisher Wray. Big Mover of the race was Billie Hoover #21h passing cars on the high side on his way to a third place finish. Heat race winner Jason Estes #997 would recover from an early race mishap to place fourth. USRA National Point Leader Thomas Roberts #65x would again race his way to a solid fifth place finish. Other heat race winner was Jon Boller Jr #20x.

High Flying, Fire Breathing, Alcohol Drinking USRA Modifieds would round out the night’s racing action. Heat race winners Terry Schultz #90 and Jim Moody #00 would race side by side for the first four circuits until Schultz would gain the advantage off turn number four. Schultz #90 would hold the lead late until Matt Dotson would challenge on the high side but come up just short as Schultz would be the victor. Heat race winner Matt Dotson #88d would make a gallant effort only to finish second. Aaron Marrant #70 would battle door to door with Johnny Fennewald #21 with Marrant third and Fennewald fourth. I-35 Speedway defending Track Champion Zach Sanders #69 would charge through the pack and end the night in fifth. Other heat race winner was Austin Johnson #98.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all of our great drivers and fans alike for an amazing night of racing action. See everyone next week for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

Show-Me Reality Night at the Races at I-35 Speedway

May 25th, 2015

In the first of two make-up features for May 16 2015 the Grand Nationals were the first to attempt to tame the three-eighths mile of dirt at I-35 Speedway. Buz Kaster #54 would wheel his way to the front surpassing all challengers on his way to claiming the night’s victory. Kaster would be challeneged late by the hot pursuit of Austin Johnson #98, who would fall short at the line and be forced to settle for second place. Donnie Brown #26 would be the hard charger of the feature by coming from deep in the pack to finish third. Marty Powell #9p would have mechanical issues late to finish fourth while Houston Johnson #97 would also suffer mechanical troubles and be forced to pull off the track and placed fifth.

In the second make up feature the Hobby Stocks would only see one caution for the race with Greg Gilbert #23g continuing his winning ways by taking the top spot. Gilbert would lead every lap on his way to victory but was challenged early and often by a very fast Conner Masoner #47x, who would go on to place second. Carson Masoner #13x would spin early only to make an amazing comeback through the pack to place a very solid third. Chris Onstot #20c and John Willard #1/2cr would battle door to door for the majority of the feature with Onstot gaining the advantage in the latter stages to place fourth leaving Willard in fifth.

Next to take to the track were the E-Mods with a growing number of cars in attendance. Racing was hot and heavy throughout the pack with Jeremiah Asher #02xj leading the majority of the race challeneged late by Randy Smith Jr #26j. With contact between Asher and Smith in the last corner of the last lap John Brown #36j would slip past both and claim the night’s victory. Heat race winner Asher would go on to finish second as Kit Bailey #77 would place third. Jon Boller III #20x and Austin Bouzek #14 would switch positions throughout the race with Boller placing fourth and Bouzek fifth. Other heat race winner was Dustin Lawrence #51.

Back in action for the second time in the evening the Grand Nationals would see Houston Johnson #97 emerging victorious. Heat race winner Donnie Brown #26, who would lead early, would slide high in turn one allowing Johnson to get by him and pick up the win. Brown would regain control and mount a charge back to the front only to place second. Austin Johnson #98 would recover from an early race mishap to finish third, with Buz Kaster #54 fourth. In his first visit to I-35 Speedway and first time behind the wheel of a Grand National Jeff Elder #7 would show true talent by rounding out the feature’s top five.

In the second feature for the Hobby Stocks Mich Ross #34 would use the extreme high line to race past the two front runners to pick up his first feature win of the 2015 racing season. Chris Onstot #20c again would show poise and steadiness notching a solid second place finish. Heat race winner John Willard #1/2cr would hold off the always fast Greg Gilbert #23g to place third with Gilbert fourth. Point leader Tyler Clark #0x continues his consistent ways by placing fifth. Other heat race winner was Conner Masoner #47x.

Then the skies opened up and the rains came ending the night’s great racing action. Make-up dates for the remaining features will be determined at a later date. Special thank you to DX racing’s Mich Ross, Billie Hoover, Holden Schultz, and John Hanson for their donation of FOUR bicycles making some kids very happy. Congratulations to Camden Mossburg, Caleb Dixon, Cara Pittsenbarger, and Bristol Hicks on winning the bikes. We would like to thank everyone for coming out and supporting I-35 Speedway. See you next week for more exciting “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

I-35 Speedway, Winston, MO Races Saturday Night 5/23/2015

May 21st, 2015

I-35 Speedway will have exciting dirt track action this Saturday 5/23/2015 on Show-Me Realty Night at the Races. We will have in action USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Mods, USRA Stock Cars, E-Mods, Hobby Stocks (Make-up/Double Features), and Grand Nationals (Make-up/Double Features). Due to Mother Nature last Saturday Night we will have make up features for Hobby Stock and Grand National this Saturday Night 5/23/2015. USRA Modified, USRA B-Modified, and USRA Stock Car make-up dates will be determined and scheduled at a later date. Non-Wing Sprints will have a make-up feature 6/6/2015 on their return visit to I-35 Speedway.

Look forward to great racing action this Saturday Night at I-35 Speedway “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!

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Seeburg Muffler Night at the Races I-35 Speedway

May 20th, 2015

With 113 cars filling the pits I-35 Speedway would play host to eight different divisions of race cars. First to take to the track were the always entertaining Vintage racers. Combining both Show-Me Vintage Racers and Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers for the first time at I-35 Speedway a field of fifteen strong would roll to the track. Early race leader and heat race winner Brian Strong #7 would set the pace and appear to be the car to beat until mechanical issues would end his night. Heat race winner Damon Clevenger #6 would charge his 1956 Ford out front leading the majority of the feature only to see that lead shrink and disappear as Allen Guthrie #51, driving a Studebaker, would take the lead and never look back on his way to the checkers. One time leader Damon Clevenger would place second as big mover of the race Dennis Fair #7f would race from back to front of the pack to place third. Jim Clevenger #76 would hold off the very fast heat race winner Tom Wade #1 as they would finish fourth and fifth respectively.

Growing in number and quality each week the E-Modified class was the next to see action. As the lightning flashed and the thunder rolled on the horizon the racing was hot and heavy on the track with repeat winner Jeremiah Asher #02xa standing tall in McCarthy Auto-Group victory lane. Asher was challenged late by nephew Justin Asher #74 who would end the feature in second. Jacob Blair #81 continues his impressive ways in only his rookie season by notching a solid third place finish. Kit Bailey #77 and Colby Kearney #89k would duke it out for fourth and fifth with Bailey gaining the advantage at the line to place fourth leaving Kearney to place fifth. Heat race winners included Randy Smith Jr #26j, John Brown #36j and Austin Bouzek #14.

Then came the rains, as all remaining features will be made up at later dates to be determined. I-35 Speedway would like to thank all of our drivers and fans alike for supporting all the great racing action. See everyone next week for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

Larry McFee Trucking Night at the Races I-35 Speedway

May 12th, 2015

Kicking off the nights short track action would witness great side by side racing in the E-Mod class with Jeremiah Asher #02xa picking up the feature win. Asher would be challenged late by a hard charging Randy Smith Jr #26j as they would battle off turn four allowing Keith Simmons #222 to slip into the second spot at the checkers. Smith would be forced to settle for third with John Brown #36j fourth. Cory Myers #15 would round out the night’s top five. Heat race winners were Jeremiah Asher #02xa, Robert Fisk #31b, and Austin Bouzek #14.

Grand Nationals were next to take to the track with heat race winner Austin Johnson #98 using that momentum to capture victory number three this 2015 racing season. Donnie Brown #26 would race his way into second place holding off Dale Eaton #3 who would place third. Marty Powell #9p would notch another solid fourth place finish with Houston Johnson #97 fifth.

With their second appearance at I-35 Speedway this 2015 racing season the Midwest Lightning Sprints would again see a caution free feature with repeat winner Mark K. Billings #51 standing tall in McCarthy Auto-Group victory lane. Billings would not only win the feature but would also capture the heat race proving his dominance on the three-eighths mile. Tom Brown #b20 could only watch and settle for second with Mark Billings #60e finishing third. Big mover of the feature was Ken Billings #85 who would hold off Ryan Kent #30 to place fourth and fifth respectively.

In the Hobby Stocks the Masoner brothers would run wild as Conner Masoner #47x would win heat race number one and Carson Masoner #13x would win heat race number two. When the smoke had settled for the feature Conner Masoner would emerge the victor with younger brother Carson Masoner second. Dane Blozovich #5b in his first visit to I-35 Speedway would race his way to a solid third. Greg Gilbert #23g and Tyler Clark #0x would duke it out to the line with Gilbert fourth and Clark fifth.

In a locked and loaded USRA B-Mod feature Dakota Foster #5 would charge to the front early never looking back on his way to claiming the feature win. Foster would be challenged often by Shadren Turner #17t who would go on to finish second. Big mover and shaker of the feature was Troy Carlyle #44 who would fly through the pack passing all in his way to place third. Heat race winner Randy Ainsworth #57 would battle Jim Cameron #96c to the checkers with Ainsworth finishing fourth holding Cameron to fifth. Other heat race winners were Clint Baker #17x and Dustin Miller #52m.

In an action packed, fun filled USRA Stock Car feature Thomas Roberts and heat race winner Jason Estes would race side by side to the finish with USRA National Point Leader Thomas Roberts #65x picking up the feature win by a bumper. Jason Estes #997 would lead the majority of the feature slipping late to settle for second. Richard Moulton #18 would find the groove late to race his way to third holding one time leader Dean Wray #77 to fourth. Stock Car’s 2014 rookie of the year Holden Shultz continues his march towards the front with a solid fifth place finish. Other heat race winner and one time leader Billie Hoover #21h would blow a right front tire taking him from contention.

In the last feature of the night the USRA Modifieds would thrill spectators with side by side, wheel to wheel, fire breathing, racing action. Heat race winner Darren Shaw #11 would be in the right place at the right time to pick up his first feature win of the 2015 racing season. Shaw would take the lead with one to go and claim the checkers as Dennis Elliott #29 would place second. Heat race winner Shayne Bailey #5d would prove again poise and consistency as he would hold off Nick Shenberger #22 to place third leaving Shenberger to fourth. Heat race winner Zach Sanders #69 would charge to the lead early and look to be the car to beat in the feature on this night only to see it slip away as mechanical issues on the last lap would force him to fade to place fifth.

I-35 Speedway would like to wish all Mom’s a very Happy Mother’s Day. All moms in attendance received a flower as a token of our appreciation. Balloons were given away to the kids during intermission as we witnessed a great night of racing action. We invite all back next Saturday Night for more “Dirt Trackin’ at its Best”.
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A-Z Billboard Night at the Races I-35 Speedway

May 5th, 2015

With a smooth track, a good field of competitors, and a great crowd in attendance the E-Mods were the first to take to the three-eighths mile of dirt at I-35 Speedway. When the checkers were shown and post-race inspection was completed #02xa of Jeremiah Asher was crowned the victor. Asher would lead early and often with heat race winner John Brown #36j nipping at his heels to the finish, with Brown placing second. Allie Mulich #90 would again show poise and patience by racing through the pack posting a solid third place finish. Jacob Blair #81 continues to impress all, in his rookie season, holding off the hard charge of Manlee Lamar #4m to place fourth and fifth respectively. Other heat race winners were Robert Fisk #31b and Randy Smith #26j.

Grand Nationals would not see a caution flag during their feature event as heat race winner Austin Johnson #98 would lead every lap on his way to McCarthy Auto-Group’s winner circle. Austin was challenged by younger brother Houston Johnson #97, who would place second, and Buz Kaster #54 who would fade late to place third. Donnie Brown and Dale Eaton would duke it out to the bitter end with Brown #26 gaining the advantage to place fourth and Eaton #3 settling for fifth.

The familiar face of Greg Gilbert #23g would again emerge victorious in the Hobby Stock division picking up win number three on the 2015 racing season at I-35 Speedway. Mich Ross #34 would again charge through the pack by posting a second place finish with heat race winner Jon Boller Jr #47xb a close third. Carson Masoner #13x and Justin Atkins #15 would race side by side to the checkers with Masoner fourth and Atkins fifth.

In a race to be remembered the USRA B-Mods would not disappoint with side by side racing throughout the entire field for the duration of the feature. Tim Eaton #211 would race from a twelfth starting position passing all competitors to stand tall in victory lane. Eaton and second place finisher Shadren Turner #17t would race wheel to wheel passing third place finisher and one time leader Donnie Miller #86 and take the checkers with mere inches separating the cars. Two veterans of the B-Mod class David Bouzek #75 and Chris Wright #20x would mount a late race charge and finish fourth and fifth with Bouzek edging Wright at the line. Heat race winners were Ramon Ortega #17r and Dustin Miller #52m.

Not to be outdone by the B-Mod feature the USRA Stock Car class continues to race caution free. With exciting two wide racing, Dean Wray would take the early lead by using the high line to set the blistering pace. Wray would slip high on the exit of turn four allowing Jason Estes #99.7 to fly by and capture win number one of the 2015 racing season. Heat race winner Estes would have to hold off the always fast #88 of Jeff Dixon who placed second. Early leader Wray #77 would slip to third with Thomas Roberts #65x fourth. Jon Boller Jr #20x would be in the mix for the lead the whole race only to be forced to finish fifth.

Fire breathing, high flying, alcohol drinking, USRA Modifieds were the last to take to the track on A-Z Billboard night at the races at I-35 Speedway and would not disappoint. Heat race winner Dennis Elliot would start outside row one with other heat race winner Darren Shaw starting on the inside. When the green flag was dropped, Elliott and Shaw would race side by side for fourteen laps with neither gaining a clear advantage while never touching the other driver. A late race caution would be the deciding factor as Dennis Elliott #29 would see the checkers first, notching win number two this season. Shaw #11 would challenge every turn of every lap but could not find a way around Elliott and be forced to finish second. Steven Glenn #26s would again prove consistency racing his way to place third. Newcomer to the track this 2015 racing season Nick Shenberger #22 would show he is among the front runners racing through the pack and notching a solid fourth place finish. Current point leader Ryan Schaffer #R21 would round out the top five.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank our great driver and fans alike for yet another stellar night of racing action. We invite everyone back next week on Larry McFee Trucking Night at the Races for more “Dirt Tracking at its Best”.

Buz Muffler and Rod End Supply Night at I-35 Speedway

April 29th, 2015

Starting of the nights racing action the E-Mods would see a caution riddled feature with Heat Race Winner Jeremiah Asher #02XA In McCarthy Auto Group Victory Lane. Asher would lead every lap on his way to the win with another Heat Race Winner John “The Hammer” Brown #36J placing second. Justin Asher #74 would challenge Brown for second and come up a little short and finish third with the young up and comer Jacob Blair #81 fourth. Rounding out the nights top five would be Colby Kearney #89K with an impressive run toward the front. Other Heat Race Winner was Manlee Lamar #4M.

Grand national was the next to tackle the 3/8th mile of dirt with pole sitter and heat race winner Donnie Brown #26 setting the pace early. Brown would be passed by Bud Wilson #7 and the fast #54 of Buz Kaster as these two would battle to the checkers. Wilson would hole on for the win with Kaster second. Brown would have contact with the #97 of Houston Johnson and slide to third with Johnson finishing fourth. Mary Powell #9P would again finish the night with a solid top five.

Midwest Lightning Sprints were low in number but high in quality as they took to the track. Heat race winner Mark Billings #51 would use the high line to his advantage and take the lead from pole sitter Mike Trent #49 and cruise to McCarthy Auto Group Victory Lane. Billings would be challenged late by #30 of Ryan Kent who would work the high side of Billings and would not be able to complete the pass, get loose in turn #4 and finish third. Pole sitter Mike Trent would finish third and B20 Tom Brown fourth. Car #85 driven by Ken Billings would end the nights feature in fifth.

Hobby Stock would be the next on the track and out on a great show for all the fans in attendance. After post-race inspections the winner of the feature for the second time in 2015 was Greg Gilbert #23G. Gilbert would race his way to the front and hold off the hard charge of Jon Boller Jr. #47XB. Boller would place second and the “Green Ox” Tyler Clark #0X third as heat race winner Tobin “Hitman” Bartlett fourth. Fifth place finisher would be the “Gamer” Carson Masoner #13X as the Hobby Stocks completed their feature action.

USRA B-Mods would take to the track race side by side to the finish with a first time winner in victory circle. Shadren Turner #17T would us the inside line to pass point leader Andy Bryant #28 to pick up his first ever feature win. Turner would not be denied as he held onto the lead and cross the line first holding Bryant to second. Great racing ensued behind the leaders as Truman Asher #73 and Ed Noll #15 would go door to door at the line with Asher by a fender placing third and Noll fourth. Tim Eaton #211 would notch another great run finishing in fifth position. Heat race winners were Dustin Miller 52M, Truman Asher #73, Shadren Turner #17T and Andy Bryant #28. B-Feature winner was Bud Wilson #75.

USRA Stock Cars as always would put on a display going green white checkers in an exciting side by side race to the finish. Heat race winner Dean Wray #77 would use the pole position to take the early lead as Thomas Roberts #65X would challenge early. Roberts would fade slightly as charging from the back to the front was #88 of Jeff Dixon. Dixon would search high and low for a way to take the fast Mopar of Wray and made a daring move on the last lap. At the line Wray would edge Dixon by mere inches to pick up the win and claim the trophy in victory lane. Dixon would race his heart out and place second with Thomas Roberts third. Fourth and fifth witnessed great racing as Billie Hoover #21H and Richard Moulton #18 battled. Hoover would come home fourth and Moulton Fifth.

Twenty high flying, fire breathing, alcohol drinking USRA Modifieds would take to the track and put on a show to be remembered. Terry Shultz #90 would use a heat race win momentum to take the early lead and hold off all challengers winning the star studded feature. Great racing action behind winner Schultz would see Darren Shaw #11 and Cory Wray #69N battle from start to finish with Shaw second and Wray third. 2014 Track Champion Zach Sanders #69 would claim the nights fourth place spot with Ryan Schaffer #R21 the big mover of the race placing fifth. Other heat race winners were Lewis Jackson #3J and Darren Shaw #11.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all our fans for attending tonight’s racing action and we will be back to Saturday Night next week. Intermission saw a special presentation as we honored Buz Kaster on his induction into the CARB Hall of Fame. Join us next week for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best” I-35 Speedway.
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Upcoming I-35 Racing Tonight!

April 25th, 2015

Winston, MO- Make your plans to be at I-35 Speedway, this Saturday, April 25, 2015, “Dirt Trackin at its best”, where you receive the most racing for your money. It will be Buz’s Muffler Night and Rod End Supply Night at the races.
Our early season point leaders are Dennis Elliott in the A-Mods, Andy Bryant in the B-Mods, Allie Mulich in the E-Mods, Austin Johnson in the Grand Nationals, Tyler Clark in the Hobby Stocks, and Jeff Dixon in the Stock Cars. Austin Johnson is also fifth in USRA national points in the A-Mods, while last week’s winner Ryan Schaeffer sits in the ninth position. Three of the top 5 in the USRA Stock Car national points are weekly competitors at I-35 Speedway in leader Thomas Roberts, fourth place Jeff Dixon, and fifth place Dean Wray. Andy Bryant currently sits ninth in the B-Mod national points with weekly competitor Eddie Schwope sitting in 11th.

Gates open at 4:30, hot laps at 6:15, and racing events starting at 7:00 P.M. Adults are $12, Seniors (62 and over) $10, Children 7 to 12 are $6 and younger than 7 are free. This week we also add the Midwest Lightning Sprints. Come early and have dinner at the Trackside Bar and Grill which opens at 2:00 P.M. and over looks turn 1.
In the event Mother Nature interrupts us for Saturday, I-35 Speedway will move this weekend’s race event from Saturday to Sunday.

Tompkins Industry Night at the Races I-35 Speedway

April 14th, 2015

With a growing field of E-mod competitors, the youth movement would prevail, as thirteen year old Austin Bouzek #14 would pick up his first ever feature win at I-35 Speedway. Bouzek would use a pole starting position, after winning his heat race, and lead every lap on his way to claiming the checkers. Justin Asher #74 would work his way through the pack to take home second. Other heat race winners Nick Little and Allie Mulich would battle wheel to wheel throughout the duration of the feature with Little #7 edging Mulich #90 to place third and fourth. John Brown #36j, fresh off a feature win the previous week, would round out the top five.

Grand Nationals were low in numbers but high in quality as Austin Johnson #98 would claim his second victory at I-35 Speedway this 2015 racing season. Back at the track for the first time this year Dale Eaton #3 would edge Houston Johnson #97 to finish second leaving Houston third. Back in a Grand National heat race winner Bud Wilson #7 would hold off the hard charge of Donnie Brown #26 to place fourth and fifth respectively.

For the second week in a row “The Green Ox” of Tyler Clark #0x would see the checkers first and find himself in McCarthy Auto-Group winners circle. Clark would use a late race high side pass on Conner Masoner #47x to claim the top spot leaving heat race winner Masoner to finish second. Carson Masoner #13x would show consistency and poise as he would wheel his way to a solid third place finish. Mich Ross #34 would damage his hotrod early and be forced to settle for fourth. Tim Hoselton #22h would cap the nights top five.

In a star studded USRA B-Mod feature Andy Bryant #28 would lead every lap of both his heat race and feature earning the night’s victory. Bryant would use a pole starting spot to launch himself to the lead and never look back. Truman Asher #73 would again prove just how fast he can get around the three-eighths mile of dirt by winning his heat race and placing second in the feature. Danan Knott #18k continues to impress all, in only his second season behind the wheel, by racing his way to third. Tim Eaton #211 would have problems in his heat race, win the B-Feature, and race his way from the back of the pack to the front and placing fourth on the night. Late entry Jeremy Pittsenbarger #32p would start last in the field, after transferring from the B-Feature, to move through the pack and claim a top five performance. Other heat race winners were Brandon Lennox #17 and Spencer Stephens #09jr.

In their first appearance at I-35 Speedway this 2015 racing season the Non-Wing Sprints would not disappoint with a high car count and fast paced racing action all over the track. Heat race winner Wyatt Burks #11w would use that momentum in the feature to lead every lap and hold off all challengers by earning the nights win. Ricky Stangl #24 would start deep in the field using an extreme high line in turns one and two and extreme low line in turns three and four to pass all but one competitor finishing second. Mitchell Moore #51 would also challenge for the lead early only to fade to third in the later stages. Cody Baker #38 would find turns three and four a little slick spinning through the infield yet recover late and mount a charge towards the front and place fourth. Josh Stephens #09 was another hard charger of the feature by coming on late to place fifth. Casey Baker #9 was the other heat race winner.

In a race to be remembered and in true I-35 Speedway fashion the USRA Stock Cars would put on a spectacle of racing ability with three and four wide competition throughout the entire feature. Heat race winner Jeff Dixon #88 would drive a flawless race as the pressure was on from Thomas Roberts, Dean Wray, and Jon Boller Jr from the drop of the green until the checkers would fly. Dixon was challeneged every lap but would maintain his composure and race his way to his second victory of the 2015 season. Dean Wray #77 would race side by side to the finish line edging Jon Boller Jr by a mere bumper to place second with Boller #20x third. In the mix the entire race Billie Hoover #21h would find himself on the outside looking in and place fourth. After an early race mishap with lap traffic one time lead challenger and heat race winner Thomas Roberts #65x would race his way back through the pack finishing fifth.

In an action packed USRA Modified feature a fresh face would find McCarthy Auto-Group Winners Circle for the first time at I-35 Speedway. Starting fourth row outside Ryan Schaffer #R21 would battle his way past all competitors never looking back and earning the top finishing spot on this racing night. Schaffer would be challeneged in the later stages by Joe Horgdal #29h but would not be shaken leaving Horgdal to second. Clay Hale #22h, sporting a 604 Crate Motor, would be in the mix the entire feature and place a solid third. Houston Johnson #97 and Heat race winner Dennis Elliott #29 would finish fourth and fifth. Other heat race winners were Zach Sanders #69 and Steven Glenn #26s.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank Donnie Brown for the donation of two kids’ bicycles that were given away during Intermission. Winner of the Boy’s bike was twelve year old Jordan Kerns and winner of the Girl’s bike was eleven year old Trinity Doolittle. Enjoy those bikes! Congratulations to all the foot racing participants who were awarded a trophy for their efforts. We would like to thank all of our fans and drivers alike for another great night of racing action. See you next week at I-35 Speedway for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.
See you there!

Johnson Ridge Development Night at the Races I-35 Speedway

April 11th, 2015

Invading I-35 Speedway for the first time in the 2015 racing season the Show-Me Vintage Racers would put on a spectacle that would amuse all in attendance. After winning his heat race earlier in the night Shane Wilson #20 would find his way through the pack and to the point to never relinquish his lead on his way to claiming the checkers first. Second place in the feature would find the ageless wonder of Mickey Fleethart #7, with Elmer Gerloff #34, all the way down from Wisconsin, placing third. Fourth place would go to Randy Anthon #30 as Damon Clevenger #6, after recovering from an earlier race miscue would round out the nights top five.

In an ever-growing field of E-Modifieds, the familiar face of John Brown #36j, would again find his way to McCarthy Auto-Group Winners Circle on the fast three-eighths mile of dirt. From a front row starting spot Brown would lead every lap holding off the always fast challenge of Jon Boller Jr #02x who would end the night in second place. Jacob Blair #81 continues to impress holding off the 2014 track champion Kit Bailey to place third, leaving the #77 of Bailey to place fourth. Justin Asher #74 would finish the feature in fifth. Heat race winners included Chris Dishong #41, Jacob Blair #81, and Jon Boller Jr #02x.

Four cars would take to the track in the Grand National class with newly inducted Hall of Famer Buz Kaster #54 leading every lap on his way to victory. Austin Johnson #98 would place second and heat race winner Donnie Brown #26 third. Houston Johnson #97, driving a barrowed car, would round out the field.

With many of the drivers going through the spin cycle off turn number four the Hobby Stock feature was one to remember with a fresh face standing tall in victory lane. “The Green Ox” driven by Tyler Clark would be the beneficiary of being in the right place at the right time as one time leader Mich Ross would be facing the wrong way in a one way. Clark #0x would lead the last eighty feet to capture his first ever win at I-35 Speedway. Ross #34 would recover gracefully yet be edged at the line to place second. Conner Masoner #47x would also recover from an early race spin and hold off Daniel Wauters #09 at the line to place third and fourth respectively. Josh Adkins #15 would rally from an early race turn four spin to come home in fifth place. Heat race winners were Mich Ross #34 and Greg Gilbert #23g.

USRA B-Mods were the next to try and tame the smooth and fast I-35 Speedway. With racing action fast and furious from front to back a seasoned veteran would emerge from the back to the pack to claim the night’s top spot. Eddie Schwope Jr #91 would use skill and patience working traffic to perfection by passing all that stood in his path. Andy Bryant #28 would make a late race charge to the front only to be forced to settle for second place this night. With heavy contact between the pair Tim Eaton #211 and one-time leader Jayden Bears #20J would duel it out the checkers with Eaton third and Bears fourth. Randy Ainsworth #57 was the epitome of consistency with a solid top five finish. Heat race winners included Jayden Bears #20J, Matt Dorssom #3d, Andy Bryant #28, and Truman Asher #73. B feature winner Jeff Stotts #12.

In classic USRA Stock Car style the feature would go green white checkers caution free with the familiar face of “Hollywood” Dean Wray #77 in McCarthy Auto-Group Winners Circle. Wray would inherit the lead early after contact between second place finisher Jeff Dixon #88 and Cody Agee #25 would open the door for #77 to drive thru and never look back. Dixon would recover with ease and mount charges on the leader but settle for second. Derick Agee #14 and Bruce Fair #41 would swap positions lap after lap with #14 gaining the late advantage to place third, leaving Fair in fourth. Thomas Roberts #65x would charge through the pack, after starting deep in the field, to place fifth. Heat race winners were Jeff Dixon #88 and Cody Agee #25.

Dennis Elliott #29 would lead the fast field of USRA Modifieds to the green flag in an action packed twenty lap feature to wrap up the nights great racing activities. Elliott would race side by side with outside front row starter Robbie Reed #5 for several consecutive laps before pulling away and cruising to the victory. Dennis would not be challenged late as he would clearly have the fastest car this night. After a last lap mishap Jon Sheets #8s would finish the feature in second with Darren Shaw #11 third. Steven Glenn #26s would charge through the pack passing all challengers on his way to claiming fourth. Austin Johnson #98, performing double duty, would round out the top five. Heat race winners were Dennis Elliott #29, Issac Dotson #67d, and Robbie Reed #5.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all of our loyal fans for braving the chilly night to fill the grandstands and making this a great night of racing fun. We invite everyone back next week for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

Thompkins Industry Night at I-35 Speedway

April 10th, 2015

In the infamous words of Paul Revere, “The Sprint Cars are coming, The Sprint Cars are coming”. Yes this Saturday night April 11, 2015 the non-wing Sprint Cars will be competing at I-35 Speedway. No need to look for any lights “one if by land two if by sea” all you have to do is come to I-35 Speedway, grab your seat, and watch the drivers of these machines try to tame the horsepower of the sprint cars without wings. The non-wing cars bring us back to the days of early sprint car racing before the wings became the norm in the 1980′s.

Along with the sprint cars, I-35 Speedway’s weekly USRA A Mods, USRA B Mods, USRA Stock Cars, the rapidly growing E-Mods, the Grand Nationals, and Hobby Stocks will be in action. Last week 98 race cars were in attendance which led to 24 race events on the track giving the race fan the best racing bargain for the money in the area.

Make plans now to be a part of the always exciting racing at I-35 Speedway each and every Saturday night. Pit gates open at 4:30, grandstand gates at 5:00, hot laps at 6:15 with racing starting at 7 P.M. I-35 Speedway is a short drive up the interstate to exit 64. Remember kids and kids at heart we will be having “Stinky Foot Races” on the front stretch during our short Intermission with trophies to all participants. See you there.

McCarthy Auto Group Opening Night at I-35 Speedway

April 2nd, 2015

The ever growing and always exciting E-Mod class was the first to take to the track getting the action off to a fast pace start to an awesome night of racing. Allie Mulich #90 would use an outside front row starting position and hold off all challengers on her way to victory lane. Mulich would be challenged early by young Nicholas Carpenter #33 who would fade in the later stages of the race, with Scotty Grenier #25 mounting a challenge for the lead late. Grenier would have to settle for second as Mulich would run a perfect line on the smooth fast racing surface sealing the win. Keith Simmons and Justin Asher would battle side by side for most of the feature with Simmons #222 third and the #74 of Asher fourth. Former Modified driver Nick Little would charge his “Racing for the Cure” #7 to a solid top 5 finish. Heat race winners were Allie Mulich #90, Nicholas Carpenter #33 and John Brown #36.

Grand Nationals would take to the track next with Hall of Famer Buz Kaster #54 showing the way early and seemed to be the car to beat leading every lap except the one that counted. Austin Johnson #98 would take advantage of a late race bobble by Kaster in turn 2 and use the inside line on the last lap to capture the victory. Kaster would have to settle for second and Houston Johnson #97 would come home third. Donnie Brown #26 would challenge for the lead early but develop mechanical problems forcing him to fourth. Marty Powell driving a borrowed car would also have issues and finish fifth. Heat race winner was Austin Johnson #98.

Keeping the great night of racing action rolling the Hobby Stocks would not disappoint the crowd in attendance. Greg Gilbert would start second row outside but not stay there long as he charged to the front passing all challengers and seeing the checkers first. In victory lane Gilbert wanted the fans to know that he drives past another race track and comes to I-35 Speedway to race because of the great fans and atmosphere. Gilbert’s #23G would be challenged by last year’s track champion Mich Ross #34 who would finish the night second. Newcomer to the track #47 Geary Phillips would make an impressive showing racing his way to a solid third place with Tyler Clark #0X fourth. Tobin “The Hitman” Bartlett #28 would recover from an early race mishap and finish fifth. Heat race winners were Mich Ross #34 and #23G of Greg Gilbert.

USRA B-Mods would put on a display of driving skills as they delivered a great A Feature for the fans to enjoy. The number 73 of Truman Asher would jump to an early lead and never look back claiming the B-Mod Feature. Asher would hold off the very fast charge of Andy Bryant #28 who would finish second and Shadren Turner #17T would place a close third. Racing was fast and furious throughout the pack as Tim Eaton #211 would battle wheel to wheel with the fast #18K of Danan Knott. Eaton would finish fourth holding Knott to fifth as they were side by side at the line. B-Feature winner was #11d of Caleb Dennis. Heat race winners were David Bouzek #75, Andy Bryant #28, Shadren Turner #17T and Truman Asher #73.

The USRA Stock cars may have been a little low in quantity but where high in quality as they always put on some of the closest and best racing you could ever witness. Jeff Dixon #88 would hold off all challengers and not be denied on this night finding his way to McCarthy Auto Group Victory Lane. Dixon would get by Thomas Roberts using the high line and hold the always fast 65x to second. Driving a borrowed car, after developing transmission trouble in his heat race, Dean Wray #77 would race his way to a solid third with the 20X of Jon Boller Jr. fourth. Newcomer to the Stock Car division Nathan Carder #8 would round out the nights top five. Heat race winner was Jeff Dixon #88.

Then came the high flying, fire breathing and alcohol drinking USRA Modifieds to the three eighths mile of dirt. On a near perfect racing surface Terry Schultz and Dennis Elliott would lead them to the green with great side by side racing action to follow. Schultz would use the low line to take the early advantage holding off the charge of Elliott who would hound him for the first five circuits. As the action heated up throughout the pack Matt Dotson #88d would mount a charge and take the lead from Schultz #90 and go on to take the win. Schultz would hold on to second as Dennis Elliott #29 would finish third. Cory Wray #69N was one of the big movers of the race coming through the pack to place fourth with last year’s track champion Zach Sanders #69 rounding out the top five. Heat race winners were Matt Johnson #16s, Cory Wray #69N and Matt Dotson #88D.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all the drivers and fans for making opening night a success and welcome all back next Saturday Night for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”
See you there!

Wray, Bryant bag USRA Holley Iron Man Series checkers at I-35 Speedway

March 26th, 2015

WINSTON, Mo.-Round 2 of the Holley Iron Man Series took place at the I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo., Sunday, with Dean Wray (USRA Stock Cars) and Andy Bryant (USRA B-Mods) taking the top prizes home.

In the USRA Stock Car main event, Todd Staley drew the pole and led the first half of the 20-lap feature but Wray, who started fourth, took command on lap 11.

Jeff Dixon also got by the USMTS/USRA boss and chased Wray to the checkered flag but came up a little more than a bumper short of the win as Wray pocketed the $750 winners share of the prize money.

Staley held on for third ahead of two-time USRA Stock National Champion Tom Schmitt and Thomas Roberts.

Defending USRA B-Mod National Champion Chad Clancy assumed control of the USRA B-Mod main event at the start, and looked to be on his way to an early-season win.

But Andy Bryant, who started ninth on the grid, reeled in Clancy and took the lead away with five laps to go.

Bryant held on to pocket the $600 paycheck while Clancy fended off defending Holley Iron Man Series champ Cory Crapser for second. Tim Eaton and Jenae Gustin rounded out the top 5.

Next week, the USRA B-Mods will share the spotlight with the USMTS Modifieds as the nations best open-wheel dirt modified racers descend upon the Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., for the King of America V presented by Chix Gear on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 26-28.

Last month, the USMTS forged an agreement with MAVTV to televise five events that will be tape-delayed broadcast on the growing cable network. The series of shows will begin with the upcoming King of America V presented by Chix Gear and bring the USRA and USMTS competitors to a national television audience while also giving series sponsors and those of the drivers some invaluable exposure.

The Holley Iron Man Series featuring USRA B-Mods will run a complete show of heat races and main events all three days. Thursdays winners gets $500, Fridays winner gets $2,000 and Saturdays winner goes home with $1,000.

An entry form for USRA B-Mods is available on the USRA website at www.usraracing.com or by calling the USRA offices at 515-832-6000.

There will be an open practice for all drivers on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. Admission to the grandstands is free. Pit passes are $20.

While the event is being recorded for the MAVTV broadcast this summer, there’s no need to wait to see all of the action. RacinDirt.com will carry every lap of every race all three nights live via pay-per-view. Order your live broadcast package today at www.RacinDirt.com.

The Humboldt Speedway is a located 0.1 mile west of US 169 at the Humboldt Exit, then 0.5 mile south, then 0.9 mile east on Georgia Rd. For more information call 620-431-2470 or visit www.humboldtspeedway.com. For camping, ATV and/or golf cart permits call 620-473-3694.

The next Holley Iron Man Series for the USRA Stock Cars happens Friday, May 1, at the Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv.

The Reaper rolls to USMTS win at I-35 Speedway

March 25th, 2015

WINSTON, Mo.-As the United States Modified Touring Series invaded the I-35 Speedway for the 14th time in 14 seasons Sunday, Ryan Gustin scored his third USMTS Caseys Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental victory of the year and third of his career at the clay oval in Winston, Mo.

Keith Foss beat polesitter Nick Nevins to the first corner at the start of the 40-lap main event and led the first 13 laps before problems under the hood of Nevinss machine ended his night and brought out the first and only caution flag of the race.

Running fourth behind Foss, Cade Dillard and Nevins, Gustin advanced to third for the restart and quickly shot around Dillard to take over second. He went around Foss to snag the lead two laps later, but Foss battled back and regained control on lap 17.

As the leaders approached the flagstand to complete the 19th lap, Gustin powered his familiar blue and gold No. 19r back in front for good.

A few laps later, lapped traffic played havoc with Gustin for several laps but The Reaper was finally able to dispatch the back-markers and then sailed away to a comfortable 5.739-second victory over Foss, Dillard, Stormy Scott and Dereck Ramirez.

Johnny Scott came from tenth to finish sixth, Austin Siebert was seventh, two-time defending USMTS National Champion Rodney Sanders snared the eighth spot, Dennis Elliot earned ninth and Rookie of the Year points leader Austin Arneson rounded out the top 10.

Thanks to his triumph over the 41 other entries Sunday night, Gustin scored a $3,000 paycheck for his 71st career USMTS win and slid ahead of Stormy Scott with one point to spare in the points standings for the MSD Central Region presented by Day Motor Sports. Next week, the Best of the Best in open-wheel dirt modified racing will descend upon the Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., for the King of America V presented by Chix Gear on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 26-28.

The winner of Saturdays 100-lap main event will earn $10,000 while every driver making the big dance will pocket no less than $1,000 to start the race.

Last month, the USMTS forged an agreement with MAVTV to televise five events that will be tape-delayed broadcast on the growing cable network. The series of shows will begin with the upcoming King of America V presented by Chix Gear, and bring the USMTS and its competitors to a national television audience while also giving our sponsors and those of the drivers some invaluable exposure.

Each driver will run four heat races from four different starting positions two on Thursday and two on Friday. Passing points will be combined for each driver using the best three of their four heat races. From there, the top 12 drivers in overall points from Thursday and Friday will be locked into the first six rows of Saturdays A Main.

Also on Thursday and Friday, the top 16 points-earners each night will run a feature race with $1,000 up for grabs to the winner.

In addition to the USMTS Modifieds, the Holley Iron Man Series featuring USRA B-Mods will run a complete show of heat races and main events all three days. Thursdays winners gets $500, Fridays winner gets $2,000 and Saturdays winner goes home with $1,000. An entry form for USRA B-Mods is available on the USRA website at www.usraracing.com or by calling the USRA offices at 515-832-6000.

Two-time and defending USMTS National Champion Rodney Sanders of Happy, Texas, is the defending King of America. Marshalltown, Iowas Ryan Gustin, who captured the USMTS title in 2011-12, won the 2013 event and Stormy Scott of Las Cruces, N.M., won the event in 2012. Nine-time USMTS National Champion Kelly Shryock won the inaugural race in 2011.

There will be an open practice for all drivers on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. Admission to the grandstands is free. Pit passes are $20.

Three-day reserved seat tickets are on sale now. Three-day reserved tickets are $55. All other seats will be sold on the day of the race. Call 515-832-7944 to order now.

While the event is being recorded for the MAVTV broadcast this summer, theres no need to wait to see all of the action. RacinDirt.com will carry every lap of every race all three nights live via pay-per-view. Order your live broadcast package today at www.RacinDirt.com .

The Humboldt Speedway is a located 0.1 mile west of US 169 at the Humboldt Exit, then 0.5 mile south, then 0.9 mile east on Georgia Rd. For more information call 620-431-2470 or visit www.humboldtspeedway.com. For camping, ATV and/or golf cart permits call 620-473-3694.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Over 100 cars fill the pits for Test and Tune Practice at I-35 Speedway

March 16th, 2015

With the temperatures rising and spring quickly approaching it means only one thing for race fans everywhere, race season is upon us at I-35 Speedway. With a smooth, as always, racing surface over 100 cars would take to the three-eighths mile of dirt to knock off any winter rust. Many new faces registered to compete this year along with the always fast familiar faces of previous seasons. With many improvements over the winter months I-35 Speedway proves to be a top tier track of the Midwest. Track champions from last year demonstrated why they rose to the top an beginners searched for that perfect setup to challenge this year for that title. We appreciate everyone’s patience to get onto the track and look forward to seeing them in the upcoming weeks while calling I-35 Speedway home.
Hope to see everyone next Sunday as the USMTS invades I-35 Speedway and tries to tame the fast smooth track. Hot laps start at 5:30pm with Racing beginning at 6:00pm. Ticket prices are Adults (13 & up) are $18, Kids (6-12) are $5 and kids 5 & under admission is free.

See everyone Sunday 03/22/2015 for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

I-35 Speedway Raises Purse on USRA B-Mods and E-Mods!

February 22nd, 2015

I-35 Speedway continues to make improvements and now have raised the payout on two more classes. USRA B-Mod will now pay $400 to win and $65 to start the feature each and every Saturday night of exciting racing. Not only is the B-Mod purse increased, our newest class, E-Mod, will also see an increase to $200 to win and $35 to start the feature. Now even more incentive to race I-35 Speedway in Winston, MO “Dirt Trackin at its Best”. Remember these dates: 3/15 Test and Tune, 3/22 USMTS Modifieds, USRA Iron Man B-Mods, and Stock cars, and 3/28 our season opener and first point race. Please check out the chart below for full payout in all classes.

I-35 Speedway Payouts

Finish

USRA Modifieds

14 or less cars

USRA Modifieds

15 or more cars

Grand Nationals

USRA Stocks

USRA

B-Mods

E-Mods

Hobby Stocks

1

$500

$700

$350

$300

$400

$200

$140

2

$385

$400

$225

$200

$250

$140

$105

3

$225

$225

$150

$110

$150

$105

$85

4

$200

$200

$105

$105

$105

$75

$70

5

$160

$160

$100

$100

$100

$65

$60

6

$150

$150

$90

$90

$90

$60

$55

7

$130

$130

$80

$80

$80

$55

$50

8

$120

$120

$70

$70

$70

$50

$45

9

$110

$110

$60

$60

$65

$45

$40

10

$100

$100

$50

$50

$65

$40

$35

11

$90

$100

$50

$50

$65

$35

$30

I-35 Speedway to Celebrate 20 years of Great Racing

February 19th, 2015

This year I-35 Speedway in Winston, MO will be celebrating 20 years of great racing action. Starting as Hummingbird Speedway in 1995 the track has saw several different owners with the current being Mike and Kyle Johnson who are always striving to bring the best family racing experience possible. Mike and Kyle are continually making improvements and bringing top notch drivers to compete on the USRA sanctioned, always smooth, 3/8 mile of dirt. As we forge forward in the 2015 season and beyond big improvements are in store at I-35 Speedway with expansion of the bleachers, more pit and fan parking, and more special touring series racing.

Join us at I-35 for the best in racing and family fun each and every Saturday night for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”

I-35 Speedway 2015 Drivers Meeting

January 8th, 2015

Get those engines idling and our hearts pumping as we prepare for the 2015 Racing Season at I-35 Speedway. Drivers, Owners and Crew Members please try to attend the upcoming drivers meeting 1/10/2015 as opening night fast approaches.

The I-35 Speedway Drivers Meeting will be held January 10th at the American Legion building east of Smithville, Missouri on 92 Highway starting at 10:00 a.m.. We have your 2015 race schedule, rules, classes, purses, specials, and more information for you on our 2015 race season. Come and register your race car and get your pit parking spots before practice and opening night. This is a great opportunity to get any and all questions about the track, tech, and all other items answered.

Mark the date and location on your calendars: Saturday Morning January 10th, American Legion building east of Smithville, Missouri on 92 Highway starting at 10:00 a.m..

I-35 Speedway Releases an Aggressive 2015 Racing Schedule

December 22nd, 2014

I-35 Speedway’s 2015 racing schedule is now on our website along with rules for all classes. Schedule and rules can be found by going to I-35 Speedway Website . Click on the area at the top of the page you wish to explore.

A revision to the E-Mod rules will be coming in the near future stating that power glide transmissions will not be allowed on any E-Mod makes. There was a misprint in the original rules that will be corrected.

Racing at I-35 will again be fast and furious with the USRA Sanction Modified, USRA B-Mod, and USRA Stock Cars returning. Grand National, Hobby Stock, and E-Mod will also be in competition each weekly night of racing.

The 2015 season kicks off with Practice 3/15/2015 with USMTS Modifieds, USRA Iron Man B-Mods, and Stock Cars kicking off the years great racing action 3/22/2015. Our track season opener will be 3/28/2015. Throughout the year I-35 Speedway will host special events with Midwest Lightning Sprints making 13 appearances, Non-Wing Sprints visiting 7 times, Show-Me Vintage Racers arrive 6 times, and the Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers on hand 3 races.

Mark your calendars for the always exciting Fireworks Spectacular on July 4th, Racin for Rian June 20th, Kaster Celebration July 25th, Open Wheel Nationals October 10th, and our Season Ending Points Championship Night October 24.

USOMA Nationals at I-35 Speedway for 10/11/2014

October 13th, 2014

Kicking off night number two of the USOMA National event at I-35 Speedway was the ever entertaining Outlaw Bat-Wing Mini-Mod’s in fine fashion.  Winning both heat races and both features for the weekend was Buzz Pool #6 coming all the way from Owatatonna MN.  Pool would stretch out an early lead from a pole starting position, only to see the lead fade in the final stages.  Coming to the line in a photo finish only inches apart #15 Nathan Kilwine would make a race of it with a dash for the checkers after swapping the lead several times on the previous laps.  Kilwine would be forced to end the night settling for second as Mike Larson #36 would ride home in third place.  In a hard fought battle for fourth and fifth the #5k of Tyler Kaeter would hold off the hard charge of #9 Dillon Kromschroeder, who would place fifth.

Making a weekend sweep in the Mod-Lite class Dillon Raffurty #46 would emerge victorious in both the heat race and the feature event.  Raffurty would gain the advantage early only to be challeneged and passed for the lead by #6 of Mike Morrill.  Morrill would slip high and see Raffurty overtake him for the lead and set the table for a side by side finish, with Raffurty gaining the advantage and Morrill placing second.  Early race leader and heat race winner Mike Kennedy #95 would slip to third place in the later stages and end the feature there.  Jimmy May #5j and #98 of Jeff Raffurty would duke it out for the fourth and fifth positions with May gaining the edge at the line, leaving Jeff Raffurty fifth.

Dominating both nights of racing action in the Non-Wing Sprints would witness #77 Casey Schuman in McCarthy Auto-Group Winners Circle.  After winning his heat race Schuman would use a pole starting spot to gain the advantage over the field and lead every lap on his way to claiming the victory.  Great racing ensued behind Schuman as Mitchell Moore #51 and Wyatt Burks #11w would battle constantly throughout the entire feature with Moore second and Burks placing third.  The always impressive Chris Parkinson #65 would race his way to the front and place fourth.  After winning his heat race and starting outside row one Tony Rost #99 would slip in the later stages to round out the nights top five.  Other heat race winner was Kent Christian #1c.

Ending the night and 2014 racing season at I-35 Speedway the Midwest Lightning Sprints would tackle the three-eighths mile of dirt.  After an impressive four wide salute to the fans in attendance it was time to get down to business for great racing action.  Using an outside row one starting position Austin Archdale #2 would charge to an early lead and appear to be the car to beat by leading multiple laps.  As the race wore on Archdale would start to fade as Mark K. Billings #51 would find his way to the front.  Billings would gain the advantage only to see Rick Hench #1 find the high line to his liking and pass all challengers on his way to the victory lane.  Hench would lead only the last three laps but would lead the one that counted as he would claim the checkers at the line.  Mark K. Billings would end the night by finishing a close second, as Archdale would come home third.  Ryan Kent #30 was the big mover of the feature coming through the pack to place fourth, as pole sitter Bobby Layne #01 would round out the top five.  Heat race winners were Austin Archdale #2 and Brent Burrows #51x.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all of our great and loyal sponsors including One Off Graphix, Rod-End Supply, Raffurty Cars, WCI Concrete Contractors, I-35 Speedway, EMI, and McCarthy Auto-Group.  We would also like to thank the four drivers and one fan who participated in the frozen T-Shirt challenge by entertaining the crowd during Intermission activities.  Thank you drivers and fans alike for a great 2014 racing season at I-35 Speedway.  See everyone in 2015 for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

McCarthy Auto-Group Championship Night at the Races I-35 Speedway

September 29th, 2014

Getting the racing action off on the right foot the ever-growing E-Mod class was first to the track with Point Champion Kit Bailey #77 earning the night’s top spot. Bailey would jump out to the early advantage and never relinquish the top spot on his way to victory. LeRoy Cameron #6a would motor his way through the pack to finish second. A clash of the youth movement was in full effect as twelve year olds would battle it out for third and fourth between Nicholas Carpenter #33 and Austin Bouzek #75. When the checkers were shown Carpenter would edge out heat race winner Bouzek for third leaving Bouzek to fourth. Wheeling his father’s ride for the night Brady Sensenich #60 would round out the feature’s top five by placing fifth. Other heat race winner was Kyle Henning #1.

Continuing the night’s great racing action would see a repeat track champion in victory lane as Mich Ross #34 would claim the night’s feature win as well as claiming the 2014 USRA Hobby Stock Point Championship at I-35 Speedway. Greg Gilbert #23g would run a near perfect race only to be held to finish second behind Ross. Heat race winner John Willard #1/2 would hold off the hard charge of the other heat race winner Conner Masoner #47x to place third. Conner Masoner would beat his younger brother Carson Masoner #13x to the checkers for fourth, with Carson fifth.

Returning to the track in fine form Donnie Brown #26 would again find victory lane in the Grand National feature. Brown would lead every on his way to claiming the night’s top spot by holding Buz Kaster #54 to second. Point Champion Austin Johnson #98 would pilot his McCarthy Auto-Group Chevrolet to place third, with heat race winner Houston Johnson #97 fourth. Marty Powell #9p would overcome an early race miscue to finish fifth.

Setting the stage for the upcoming USOMA National event the Midwest Lightning Sprints were out in heavy numbers and high quality. Bobby Layne #01 would gain the lead early and hold off all challengers to pick up the feature win. Heat race winner Mark K. Billings #51 would charge through the pack and challenge for the lead falling short to place second. Tom Brown #b20 would show his consistency this 2014 season finishing third. Mike Trent #49t would edge Ryan Kent #30 to place fourth and fifth respectively. Other heat race winner was Tony Layne #71.

Showing how titles are claimed the USRA B-Mod points champion Chad Clancy #21c would once again visit victory lane this 2014 racing season. Clancy would not find the going easy as Ed Noll #15 would take the early lead and appear to be the car to beat in the feature. Noll would slip one time off turn two allowing Clancy to capitalize. Noll would try gallantly to gain the lead back only to end the night by placing second. Randy Ainsworth #57 was the hard charger of the feature by working his way through the pack to finish third. Johnny McGinnis #10 and Jeremy Pittsenbarger #32p would use both high and low lines in a side by side battle to the line with McGinnis placing fourth and Pittsenbarger fifth. Heat race winners included Chad Clancy #21c, Ed Noll #15, Luke Maddox #125 and Johnny McGinnis #10.

Impressing all the USRA Stock Car class was the next to tackle the three eights mile of dirt. On a near perfect racing surface USRA Track Champion and heat race winner Dean Wray #77 would celebrate in the winner’s circle. Chris Reiff #52 was in the thick of racing action all feature coming home in a solid second place. Big mover of the feature was Jeff Dixon #88, moving from back to front by placing third. Billie Hoover #21h would take advantage of a late race bobble by I-35 Speedway track champion and other heat race winner Thomas Roberts #65x, Hoover would end the night in fourth with Roberts fifth.

As always those High Flying, Fire Breathing, Alcohol Drinking USRA Modifieds would put on a show of epic proportions to end the nights racing action. Three wide racing for the top spot would see the lead change numerous times. Nic Bidinger #3b would lead early only to be passed by Jesse Sobbing #99. Sobbing would lead several laps to witness Dennis Elliott #29 take the top spot on the low side, with Sobbing gaining it back on the top. Just when all in attendance thought those two would be battling it out for the win Bidinger would find the extreme high side to his liking passing both cars in one move to pull away for the feature victory. Sobbing would try to mount a dramatic comeback but could not run down the speedy Bidinger and finish second. Elliott would try both high and low but could not pass the two leaders and would settle for third. With the battle of the 604 Crate motors Bud Wilson #75 would gain the upper hand over Clay Hale #22h by placing fourth with Hale fifth. Heat race winners were Dennis Elliott, Jesse Sobbing, and Nic Bidinger. USRA Track Champion was awarded to Zach Sanders #69.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank Mich Ross and DX Racing for their donations of the two remote controlled vehicles that were given away during Intermission activities. Congratulations to David Talbott and Eddy Noll, enjoy those remote controlled trucks. Intermission entertainment would witness an elaborate engagement setup as Kayla Flick would be proposed to by B-Mod driver Daniel Harris(She Said Yes). A watermelon eating contest by four willing fans was also held with all participants receiving a t-shirt for their efforts. I-35 Speedway would like to thank all of our great drivers and fans alike for a wonderful 2014 racing season. See you October 10th and 11th for the USOMA Nationals.

Winner’s Circle Awards Night at the Races I-35 Speedway

September 24th, 2014

In only his third night in an ever growing E-Mod class Scotty Grenier #25 would find the three-eighths mile of dirt to his liking as he would emerge victorious in an action packed feature. Grenier would start second row outside and use an impressive high line off of turn two to gain the advantage and never look back. Point leader Kit Bailey #77 would make a race of it in the final stages only to come up half a car length short at the line to place second. Kyle Henning #1 continues to rack up consistent finishes as he would wheel his way to third. LeRoy Cameron #6a would battle side by side with Dustin Lawrence #51 to the checkers, with Cameron finishing fourth and Lawrence fifth. Heat race winners were Scotty Grenier #25 and Dustin Lawrence #51.

USRA Hobby Stocks would take to the track next as Greg Gilbert #23g would use a pole starting spot to his advantage by taking the lead early and leading every lap on his way to claiming the checkers and victory number three this 2014 racing season. Bruce Lewis Jr #77L would hang tough throughout the feature and beat his sibling to the line to place second with brother Larry Lewis #7k placing third. Josh Adkins #15 would have mechanical issues late in the feature to place fourth as Scott Snyder #23bs would round out the top five. Heat race winner was Mich Ross #34.

In a talent loaded action packed feature the USRA B-Mods would not disappoint. Eddie Schwope Jr #91 would take the lead and look like the car to beat in the early stages of the race. Schwope would be challenged by Travis Walker #71 early and often only to see Randy Ainsworth #57 charge his way to the lead on his way to McCarthy Auto-Group Winner’s Circle. Ainsworth would use a high side maneuver to his advantage passing both Schwope, who would finish second, and Walker, who would place third, in one daring move. Big movers of the race were Jim Cameron #96c, finishing fourth, and Jacob Ebert #94 who would recover from an early race mishap to finish fifth. Heat race winners included Randy Ainsworth #57, Jack Stotts #12, and Travis Walker #71.

Even though they were low in numbers the Grand National class was high in quality. Veteran driver Buz Kaster #54 would lead nearly every lap in route to his fourth victory this season. Kaster would be challeneged every step of the way by both Austin Johnson #98 and Houston Johnson #97. Heat race winner Austin Johnson would pilot his car to place second with Houston Johnson third. One time leader Marty Powell would slip off turn two and recover to place fourth.

Back to tackle the track once more the Non-Wing Sprints would take to the oval next and would put on a great showing for the fans in attendance. Ricky Stangal #24 would gain the early lead from the start and look to be the dominate car of the night. One miscue coming off turn one on the white flag lap by Stangal would open the door for Josh Stephens #09 to capitalize. Stephens would see the checkers first and claim the night’s victory. Stangal would recover to drive his way to second. Chris Parkinson #65 would spend the majority of the feature on two wheels by riding wheelies down the straits to place third. PJ Grimes #00x would battle John Helm #12 to the finish with Grimes placing fourth and Helm fifth. Heat race winners were Stacey Alexander #71c and Chris Parkinson #65.

Never disappointing in quality and again astonishing the crowd with great racing action the USRA Stock Cars put on a whale of a show. Dean Wray #77 would use his front row starting spot to again see the checkers first on his way to claiming the nights top spot. Wray would be challenged late by John O’Neal Jr #33 with a drag race to the line as O’Neal would be forced to settle for second by half a car length. Thomas Roberts #65x would pilot his racecar to a consistent third place finish in an ever-tightening point’s battle with Wray. Darrel Whitt #4 and Chris Reiff #52 would have their own race within a race by battling side by side for the majority of the feature. Whitt would eventually gain the advantage by placing fourth with Reiff fifth. Heat race winners were Dean Wray #77 and John O’Neal Jr #33.

In a race to be remembered those High Flying-Alcohol Drinking-Fire Breathing USRA Modifieds would race their hearts out for all in attendance. In a barrowed car, point leader Zach Sanders #24j would gain the lead early only to see Sam Florence #42 fly by in turn one on the high side. Sanders would return the favor with a slide job in turn four to retake the lead and look to be the man to beat. As the racing action continued Bud Wilson #75 would make his presence felt and challenge both leaders. As the laps continued to click away Dennis Elliott #29 would move through the pack, coming from a fifth starting spot, passing all contenders claiming victory number six this 2014 racing season. Sam Florence would use the extreme high line off turn four in the closing laps to bring home his hotrod in second place, leaving Sanders third. Mike Van Genderen #57V would impress all by racing his way through the pack to finish fourth as Bud Wilson would slip late and place fifth. Heat race winners were Dennis Elliott and Bud Wilson.

I-35 Speedway would like to congratulate our hula-hoop contestants as all were declared winners and would receive trophies for their efforts. We would like to thank drivers and fans alike for another stellar night of racing and family fun. See everyone next week for McCarthy Auto-Group Championship night at the Races plus Midwest Lightning Sprints will be in attendance. Mark your calendars for October 10-11 2014 as I-35 Speedway will hold the Open Wheel Nationals. See everyone next week for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

See You There!!

W-W Motorsports Night at the Races I-35 Speedway

September 15th, 2014

Growing in numbers and high in quality this week the E-Mod class was first to try to tame the very fast three-eighths mile of dirt at I-35 Speedway. Battling two and three wide throughout the entire pack would see the familiar face of John Brown #36j wheel his way to McCarthy Auto-Group winners circle. Brown would battle past Keith Simmons #222 and one-time leader Kit Bailey #77 to claim the win with Simmons a very close second. Point leader Bailey would slip once in turn two and fade to third in the later stages. Heat race winner Chris Dishong #41 would place fourth with LeRoy Cameron #6a fifth. Other heat race winner was Scotty Grenier #25.

Next up to the track was the USRA Hobby Stocks with Mich Ross #34 making it three victories in a row at I-35 claiming the night’s top spot. Corey Myers #15 would challenge Ross early and often to finish the feature in second place. Greg Gilbert #23g was the hard charger by coming from the back of the pack to the front and passing one time leader John Willard #1/2 to place third, leaving Willard fourth. Bradley Sheetz #27x would round out the night’s top five. Heat race winners were John Willard #1/2 and Lonnie Myers #14.

In an action packed feature the USRA B-Mods would not disappoint. Doug Keller #77 from a pole starting position would take the early lead and never look back on his way to picking up feature win number two this 2014 racing season. Great racing action ensued behind Keller as Jim Cameron #96c would use his familiar high side move to pass Shadren Turner #17t placing second. Turner would impress those in attendance battling side by side with Cameron to finish the night in third. Randy Ainsworth #57 would continue his impressive consistency by placing a solid fourth. Point leader Chad Clancy #21c would struggle in his heat race and have to race his way through the B-Feature. Starting shotgun on the field for the feature Clancy would race his way through most of the pack to place fifth. Heat race winners included Doug Keller #77, Justin Custer #3c, Shadren Turner #17t, and Dustin Crist #222. B-Feature winner was Ed Noll #15.

Grand Nationals would see great racing action with Heat race winner Austin Johnson #98 emerging victorious. Buz Kaster #54 would make a race of it by challenging Johnson late only to place second. One-time leader Houston Johnson #97 would place third with Don Marrs #9 fourth.

For the second week in a row the Midwest Lightning Sprints would witness Mark K. Billings #51 in victory lane. Billings would gain the early lead and hold off all challengers on his way to the checkers. Heat race winner and big mover of the race Bobby Layne would pilot his #01 hotrod to second. Back at the track this week Tom Brown #b20 would make his presence felt as he would finish third. Other heat race winner Tony Layne #71 would be in contention the entire race only to settle for fourth as Luke McGee #13, after an early race mishap, would recover to finish fifth.

All that can be said about the USRA Stock Car class at I-35 Speedway is “WOW, it doesn’t get any better than this”. Amazing racing action would witness three and four wide contention for the lead almost every lap, never truly knowing who the victor would be until the checkers fell. Dean Wray #77 would out duel the best of the best to rocket his Mopar powered race car to McCarthy Auto-Group Winners Circle. Wray would pass early race leader Thomas Roberts #65x by using the extreme high side as Roberts would race his way to second. John O’Neal Jr #33 and Sean Foster #55 were also battling for the lead, at times four wide, with O’Neal third and Foster fourth. Word cannot describe how close side by side racing this was for these drivers to never make contact lap after lap. Big mover of the feature was Eddie Ingram #54, coming from the back to the pack, to challenge the leaders late and finish fifth. We could go on forever describing just how good the quality was in this feature as these drivers proved their true professionalism by impressing all in attendance. Heat race winners were Dean Wray #77 and Brett Heeter #05. WOW!!

In just the second time behind the wheel of a USRA Modified Jesse Sobbing #99 would make the field take note as he would go from fourth starting spot to running first in the feature in just one lap. Sobbing would lead every lap on his way to claim the night’s feature win. Bud Wilson #75 would use a late race restart to his advantage by hugging the inside and placing second. Shayne Bailey #5d continues to improve each week moving through the pack to finish third. Chad Smith #26, all the way up from Springdale Arkansas, would prove he is a member of the elite by racing his way to finish fourth on his first ever visit to I-35 Speedway. Hard Charger of the race was Mark Hoover #8, who would recover from an early race spin, and race through the pack for a solid fifth place finish. Heat race winners were Jesse Sobbing #99 and Bud Wilson #75.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank DX racing for their donation of two remote controlled racecars that were given away during Intermission activities. Kids enjoy those racecars. Thanks to all those who donated to the Nickel Drop as all the kids in attendance twelve years old and younger would take home pockets full of nickels. I-35 Speedway would like to thank all of our drivers for such a GREAT night of racing action and we would like to thank all the fans for braving the elements and filling the grandstands. See everyone next week on Winner’s Circle Awards Night at the Races for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.
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Rod End Supply Night at the Races I-35 Speedway

September 8th, 2014

Setting the pace early the ever growing E-Mod class would not disappoint with great side by side racing action for the win. John Brown #36J would battle the entire race to get by a very fast #90 of Allie Mulich. Mulich would lead almost every lap yet slip one time and that was all Brown needed to capitalize and take the feature win. Chris Dishong #41 was the big mover of the race coming from a shotgun starting spot to end the night in second place. One time leader Allie Mulich would not be denied a solid finish as she would wheel her way to third. LeRoy Cameron #6a continues his streak of top five finishes by placing fourth as the checkers were shown. Outside pole sitter Dustin Lawrence #51 would slip early and recover to round out the features top five. Heat race winners were John Brown #36j and Kit Bailey #77.

USRA Hobby Stocks would see point leader Mich Ross #34 drive his way to the front and see the checkers first and would visit McCarthy Auto-Group Winners Circle. Ross was challenged late by the hard charge of Brady Link #29 who would end the night in second place. Greg Gilbert #23g continues to impress as he would place third with John Willard #1/2 fourth. Bruce Lewis Jr #77L was a top contender all feature only to slip and place fifth. Heat race winners were Brady Link #29 and Josh Adkins #15.

Lancaster Kansas was well represented as Donnie Brown #26 would pilot his very fast Grand National past the field picking up his third feature win at I-35 Speedway this 2014 racing season. Heat race winner Austin Johnson #98 would work his way through traffic to catch Brown but would run out of laps and place second. Don Marrs #9 would finish third, Buz Kaster #54 fourth, and Houston Johnson #97 fifth.

Returning to the three-eighths mile of dirt the Midwest Lightning Sprints put on a spectacular show. Side by side racing up front would witness Bobby Layne #01 and Mark K. Billings #51 battle it out for the win. When the smoke had settled Mark K. Billings was standing tall in victory lane. Layne would finish second as Luke McGee #13 would race to an impressive third. Newcomer to I-35 Speedway Jared Solomon #88 would hold off #99c of Chet Yates with Solomon fourth and Yates fifth. Heat race winners were Bobby Layne #01 and Luke McGee #13.

In an action packed USRA B-Mod feature the current USRA National point leader Chad Clancy #21c would again show his dominance claiming the night’s top spot. Clancy would battle his way through the pack passing early race leader Dustin Crist #222 for the win. Crist would swap the second position several times with Gene Claxton #42, with Crist eventually claiming second place holding Claxton to third. One time leader Matt Dorssom #3d would slip late and recover to place fourth. Jim Cameron #96c was the hard charger of the feature coming from back to front placing fifth. Heat race winners included Dustin Miller #52m, Chad Clancy #21c, and Gene Claxton #42. B-Feature winner was Richard Biggs #52r.

In a race that would live up to the hype the USRA Stock Cars would display undeniable driving talent as first time winner at I-35 Speedway Brett Heeter #05 would claim the night’s top spot. Heeter would use the extreme high side to run down and pass I-35 point leader Thomas Roberts #65x forcing Roberts to settle for second. Roberts would try gallantly on the low side to no avail all the while trying to hold off the very fast third place finisher Dean Wray #77. Jake Newman #222 would find the three-eighths mile of dirt to his liking as he would bring home his hotrod in fourth. Jake Cameron #86c would round out the night’s top five. Heat race winners were John O’Neal Jr #33 and Dean Wray #77.

High Flying, Fire Breathing, Alcohol Drinking USRA Modifieds would end the night on a high note with great racing action through the pack. Picking up his fifth feature win of the 2014 racing season Dennis Elliott #29 would lead every lap on his way to the win and McCarthy Auto-Group Winners Circle. Heat race winner Zach Sanders #69 was the big mover of the race coming through the pack to place second. Other heat race winner Bud Wilson #75 would continue his hot streak by placing a solid third. Steven Glenn #26s and Tyler Grooms #92 would battle it out tooth and nail with Glenn fourth and Grooms fifth.

I-35 Speedway was pleased to welcome Tammy Ash of St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital to the track as you the fans responded in epic proportions by donating for a great cause. Thank you to drivers and fans alike for yet another stellar night of racing at I-35 Speedway. Special thanks to Donnie Brown for his donation of two kids Bicycles that were given away during Intermission activities. Congratulations to Jake Hoover and Addison Morris, enjoy your new bikes. Thanks to all the kids who participated in the “Stinky Foot Races” down the front strait. We invite everyone back next week for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.
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I-35 Speedway Rod End Supply Night Coming up on 9/6/14

September 4th, 2014

9/6/2014 is Rod End Supply Night at I-35 Speedway with USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Mods, USRA Stock Cars, USRA Hobby Stocks, E-Mods, Grand Nationals plus Midwest Lightning Sprints.

Admission prices are $12 Adults, Seniors $10, Children 7-12 $6, Kids six and under FREE. Pit Passes $30.

Gates open 4:30, hot laps 6:30, racing at 7:00.

We are located at Exit 64 off I-35 10 miles north of Cameron, Missouri on SR 6.

Our Track-Side Bar & Grill is open before, during, and after the races for your dining convenience.

We will have “Stinky Foot Races” for the kids during intermission and give away two more bicycles donated by Donnie Brown #26 Grand National driver. John Brown, driver of the #36j E-Mod, donated his earnings from his win Saturday Night to the Nickel Drop we will have in two weeks during Intermission. So kids, mark those calenders for these fun and exciting Intermission events. Special thanks to Donnie and John for their generous donations to the kids at I-35 Speedway!!!!!

Tompkins Industry Night at the Races I-35 Speedway

September 1st, 2014

Show Me Vintage Racers were back in action at I-35 Speedway as John Steenstry #22 would make it two victories in a row on the fast three eighths mile of dirt. Brian Strong #7 would not make it an easy win for Steenstry as he would challenge every lap only to come up short and place second. Great racing action would ensue behind the two lead cars with Andy Wiles #53 and Shane Wilson #2 racing from the back of the field towards the front with Wiles third and Wilson fourth. Mike McDowell #24 would lead early only to fade late and end the feature in fifth. Heat race winners were John Steenstry #22 and Dave Baldwin #4.

Continuing to grow in numbers and impress in quality the E-Mod class would witness side by side racing throughout the pack. When the smoke had cleared heat race winner John Brown #36j was standing tall in McCarthy Auto-Group Winners Circle. Point leader Kit Bailey #77 would challenge Brown every inch of the way only to see lap traffic hold him to a second place finish. Onetime leader Kyle Henning #1 continues to impress with yet another solid third place run. Heat race winner LeRoy Cameron #6a would race his ford powered hotrod to fourth. Chris Dishong #41 would come from a last starting position and charge through the pack to place fifth.

The pressure was on in the USRA Hobby Stock division as the familiar #47x, normally driven by Conner Masoner with two feature wins on the season, would see Jon Boller Jr behind the wheel. Boller, knowing that Masoner would never let him live it down, had to put the #47x in victory lane. Boller would lead every lap and was never challeneged on his way to earning the nights top spot. Great racing ensued throughout the pack as Mich Ross #34 would hold off the hard racing of #23g Greg Gilbert to finish second, with Gilbert third. Corey Myers #15 would run side by side with #10x of John Chipp with Myers gaining the advantage as they would finish fourth and fifth respectively. Heat race winners were Carson Masoner #13x and John Chipp #10x.

Grand Nationals were next to take to the dirt with Houston Johnson #97 earning the victory by making the move of the race early and holding off the hard charge of Donnie Brown #26. Brown would make a gallant effort throughout the feature only to settle for second. Austin Johnson #98 would race his way to third with Buz Kaster #54 fourth and heat race winner Don Marrs #9 rounding out the top five.

USRA B-Mods would witness the familiar face in I-35 Speedway’s winners circle as Randy Ainsworth #57 would pick up win number three on the 2014 racing season. Ainsworth was challenged every step of the way in a great battle by Jim Cameron #96c who would end the night second. Doug Keller #77 continues his consistency by placing third and holding the very fast Clint Baker #17x to fourth. USRA National Point Leader Chad Clancy #21c would recover from an early race mishap and race back to fifth. Heat race winners included Gregg Truelove #44, Luke Neiman #181, and Ronnie Miller #76. B-Feature winner was Dustin Miller #52m.

In an action packed USRA Stock Car feature the plot ever thickens in the I-35 Speedway point’s race. Thomas Roberts #65x would battle early race leader Jeff Dixon #88, swapping the lead continually until mid-way through the race when Roberts would gain the advantage and never look back claiming win number seventy-seven on his illustrious career. Dean Wray #77 would search all over the track to find a way around Roberts to no avail finishing second. Jason Estes #18e would pass onetime leader Dixon to finish third, leaving Dixon to fourth. Billie Hoover #21h, after recovering from a flat tire, would race his way back up to finish fifth. Heat race winners Dean Wray #77 and Jason Estes #18e.

USRA Modifieds would not disappoint in one of the fastest features anyone would ever witness on a three-eighths mile speedway. Current point leader Zach Sanders #69 would charge through the pack passing Jim Hopkins #71 in the latter stages to claim feature win number seven of this 2014 racing season. Hopkins would not go quietly as he would continue to challenge Sanders for the lead and finish a strong second place for the night. Dennis Elliott #29 continues to rack up top fives by placing third. Sam Florence #42 was the hard charger of the feature by coming through the pack and placing fourth. Derrick Hicks #78 was a top contender all night and would round out the feature’s top five. Heat race winners included Sam Florence #42, Jim Hopkins #71, and Dennis Elliott #29.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all drivers and fans for a great night of racing excitement. We would like to thank John Brown and Donnie Brown for their contributions towards the upcoming kids nickel drop and we will also be giving away two more bicycles in the upcoming weeks. Special thanks to all the kids who participated in the bike races on the front strait as all were deemed winners. We invite everyone back next week for Rod End Supply Night at the Races featuring all the normal classes plus Midwest Lightning Sprints and Non-Wing Sprint Cars. See you next week for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

See you there!!!

Scobee Powerline Construction Night at the Races I-35 Speedway

August 26th, 2014

Taking the track for great racing action the ever growing E-Mod class was first to try and tame the fast three-eighths mile of dirt. Second generation driver Chris Dishong would use an outside front row starting position to propel his #41 racecar to an early lead. Dishong would lead every lap on his way to his first ever feature win at I-35 Speedway. Heat race winner John Brown #36j and Kit Bailey #77 would search high and low for a way around the very fast Dishong, only to find themselves battling each other side by side for second place. Brown would finish second holding point leader Bailey to third. Heat race winner LeRoy Cameron #6a would wrestle his racecar to a solid fourth place finish. Young up and comer Austin Bouzek #75 continues to impress race fans with consistent top five finishes by notching yet another fifth place run.

USRA Hobby Stocks would see a repeat winner as #47x of Conner Masoner would lead every lap to claim the night’s top spot. Masoner was able to hold off the hard charge of Mich Ross #34, who would finish a close second. Heat race winner and pole sitter Tobin Bartlett #28 would race strong for the lead early and slip to third in the closing laps. Greg Gilbert #23g was the hard charger of the feature coming from the back to the front placing fourth, as heat race winner Tyler Clark #7t would round out the night’s top five.

In a rubbing racing hard fought battle the Grand Nationals would see Don Marrs #9 standing tall in victory lane. Marrs would pick up win number three this season at I-35 Speedway, as Buz Kaster #54 would race his way to finish second. Mike Taylor Jr #11t was the third place finisher, with Houston Johnson #97 fourth. Heat race winner Austin Johnson #98 would end the night fifth.

Back to the track this week the always exciting Midwest Lightning Sprints would not disappoint. Bobby Layne #01 would battle nephew Tony Layne #71 early and often throughout the feature as experience would prevail with the #01 in McCarthy Auto-Group Winner’s Circle. Tony Layne would place second as Richard Hench #1, in his first appearance at I-35 Speedway, coming through the pack placing third. Luke McGee #13 would race side by side with A.J. Tice #81 to the checkers. When the checkers were shown McGee was fourth leaving Tice to fifth. Heat race winners were Bobby Layne #01 and Tom Brown #b20.

In and action packed feature the USRA B-Mods would see Ronnie Miller #76 take the lead early and appear to have the car to beat until mechanical issues would bring his night to an end early. With heat race winner Miller having issues Jim Cameron #96c would inherit the lead and claim the victory. Current point leader Chad Clancy #21c would battle his way past almost all challengers to place second. Heat race winner Dustin Miller #52m would have a stellar night challenging for the lead early and take the checkers in third. Randy Ainsworth #57 would come from the back of the pack to finish fourth, holding the fast #17x of Clint Baker to fifth. Other heat race winner was Dakota Foster #5.

In one of the most exciting features of the night the USRA Stock Cars continues to be the class watch. Jason Estes #86e would lead early only to see the #77 of Dean Wray use the high line to perfection on his way to the front. Wray continued to lead until the white flag lap when the Mopar power plant would let go, allowing Estes to pick up his first feature win this 2014 racing season while driving for Jake Cameron. Current point leader Thomas Roberts #65x would drive his Boller Motorsports hot rod through the pack to finish second. Trent Jeanes #77t was always in contention for the win as he notches another solid third place finish. Darrel Whitt continues to wheel his #4 racecar with class and style as he would place fourth. Jon Boller Jr. #14x would round out the evenings top five in an impressive stock car feature. Heat race winners were Darrel Whitt #4 and Jason Estes #86e.

High Flying, Fire Breathing, Alcohol Drinking USRA Modifieds would end the night in epic fashion with two and three wide racing action throughout the field. Point leader Zach Sanders #69 continues his impressive season logging win number six as he would lead every lap for the victory. Dennis Elliott #29 was the big mover of the race coming through the pack to finish second. Elliott and Steven Glenn #26s would really put on a show racing side by side lap after lap to the checkers with Glenn having to settle for third. Bud Wilson #75 and Richard Layne would also battle side by side to the checkers with Wilson fourth and the #0 of Layne fifth. Heat race winners were Shane Lawson #17$ and Richard Layne #0.

It was great to see Darren Shaw back at the race track and in the pace truck for the Modified feature event as he is recovering from a serious neck injury. I-35 Speedway would like to thank all of our great drivers and loyal fans for another outstanding night of dirt track racing. We have to comment on the good sports that participated in the “Pedal Tractor Clash” during Intermission activities. Great racing action pursued between Allen Staley, Thomas Roberts, and Richard Biggs as they truly battled to the checkered flag. Congratulations to race announcer Allen Staley as he would pick up the victory by putting his leg powered Allis Chalmers WD 45 in pedal tractor victory lane.

We would like to invite everyone back next week for Tompkins Industries Night at the Races as all of our regular classes will be in action along with Show-Me Vintage Racers. See you Saturday Night for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.
See You There!!!

AAA Transmission and CARB Night at the Races I-35 Speedway

August 12th, 2014

Setting the standard for a great night of racing action the Show-Me Vintage Racers would raise the bar to a high level as they were the first to take to the track. Side by side racing would see Brian Strong #7 lead early only to be overtaken by #22 of heat race winner John Steenstry who would find victory lane. Strong would slide back through the pack only to work his way back toward the front to place second. A very fast Jim Clevenger #66 would lead at one point only to fade late and place third. Jim Snedeger #711 would outduel Dave Baldwin #4 to the checkers to finish fourth holding Baldwin fifth.

Growing in numbers and quality each week the E-Mod feature would see a photo finish with point leader Kit Bailey #77 edge John Brown #36j at the line. Both drivers would swap the lead three times in the last two laps to make it an exciting dash to the checkered flag, with Bailey using a slide job off turn four to emerge victorious leaving Brown in second place. Second generation driver Chris Dishong #41 would impress all battling for the front spot early and placing a solid third. Kyle Henning #1 would battle the entire race to finish fourth, as the young up and comer Nicholas Carpenter would have another top-five finish by placing fifth. Heat race winners were John Brown #36j and Jason Teel #63.

USRA Hobby Stock would see the familiar face of 2013 track champion Mich Ross #34 race his way to McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Heat race winner Ross would lead every lap but not without a challenge as Josh Adkins #15, in his first appearance at I-35 Speedway this 2014 racing season, would motor his way to second. Randy Smith Sr #7k would place third with Greg Gilbert #23g fourth and Bruce Lewis Jr #77L rounding out the top five.

Grand National’s would witness Don Marrs #9 lead early only to find the turn two wall causing heavy damage and eventual mechanical problems. Donnie Brown #26 would capitalize on Marrs’ misfortune, taking the lead, never looking back for his second win of the season this season at I-35 Speedway. Heat race winner Houston Johnson #97 would charge his way through the pack and challenge for the lead late only to settle for second. Buz Kaster #54 and Austin Johnson #98 would race side by side for third until Johnson would develop mechanical issues. Kaster would finish third with Johnson fourth. One time leader Don Marrs would bring home a damaged race car in fifth.

USRA B-Mods would again see USRA National Point Leader Chad Clancy #21c claim overall feature win number twenty in the 2014 racing season. Clancy seemed unstoppable taking the early lead and leading every lap but was challeneged consistently by second place finisher Doug Keller #77. Big mover of the feature would go to #17a driven by P.J. Conger coming from fifth row inside starting spot to claim third place. Gregg Truelove back aboard the familiar blue #44 would also work his way through traffic holding off the hard charge of Randy Ainsworth #57, to place fourth leaving Ainsworth in fifth. Heat race winners included Web Bestgen #15b and Doug Keller #77.

USRA Stock Cars were again in fine form as Dean Wray #77 would tighten the ever changing point battle by picking up the feature win. Wray was challeneged every step of the way by second place finisher Thomas Roberts #65x in a barrowed race car. Other top contender of the night Jeff Dixon #88 would use the high line to challenge both Wray and Roberts, slipping late t place third. Jake Cameron #86c would race his way to a solid fourth place finish, with Phil Snodgrass recovering from an early race mishap to finish fifth. Heat race winners were Dean Wray and Jeff Dixon.

USRA Modifieds would see the reigning track champion Steven Glenn #26s pilot his way to victory lane for the first time in the 2014 racing season at I-35 Speedway. Glenn would use the low line to perfection as Bud Wilson #75 would challenge often only to be forced into a second place finish. Point leader Zach Sanders #69 would recover from a mid-race spin charging through the pack to finish third. Jim Hopkins #71 would battle for the lead early only to slide late to place fourth. Richard Layne #0 would pilot his racecar to a solid fifth place showing. Heat race winners were Bud Wilson and Zach Sanders.

On CARB Night at I-35 Speedway Kaster Celebration Awards were presented to one driver from each class. Winners of these prestigious awards were Dave Baldwin #4 (Vintage), Austin Bouzek #75 (E-Mod), Greg Gilbert #23g (USRA Hobby Stock), Marty Powell #9p (Grand National), Ronnie Miller #76 (USRA B-Mod), Richard Moulton #18 (USRA Stock Car), and Anthony Logston #38 (USRA Modified). Congratulations to all these drivers on this amazing award. We would like to thank CARB and the Kaster Family for their continued support of dirt track racing.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all of our great and loyal fans for their continued support making the 2014 racing season the best yet. Thanks to all who participated in the balloon pop redraw and the Hula-Hoops with a twist. See everyone next week on Motor Cycle Closeout Night at the Races along with Midwest Lightning Sprints and Concert Night featuring “Outlaw Jim and the Whiskey Benders”. So let’s all get together next week for family fun and more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.
See You There!!!

Walker Excavating Night at the Races I-35 Speedway

August 7th, 2014

Great fun was had by all kids in attendance at “Kids Night at the Races” as over 150 backpacks filled to the top were given away as back to school prizes when the kids walked through the gates. Also, DX Racing donated four bicycles that were given away to four lucky kids in a drawing during Intermission activities. Thanks to all who donated and were in attendance for making this a special night at I-35 Speedway.

First to take to the three-eighths mile of dirt were the Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers with the familiar face of Mathew Lance #5 finding victory lane for the second time in 2014. Lance would surge to the lead with Andy Wiles #53 making a charge late to challenge for the top spot only to run out of laps to place second. Chris Heitman #39 would bring home his hotrod in third place with Dennis Fair #7x, recovering from an early race spin, finishing fourth. BJ Page #64 would round out the nights top five. Heat race winners were Andy Wiles #53 and Bobby Ruff #51.

Next on the track were the USRA Hobby Stocks where they would see an increased number of entries as young driver Conner Masoner #47x would pick up his first victory at I-35 Speedway, also claiming the top spot in the heat race. Masoner was challenged every inch of the way by #15 Corey Myers who would hold off the late race charge by Mich Ross #34 to place second, leaving Ross third. Tyler Clark #7t and Richard Sorensen #23 would finish fourth and fifth respectively.

In a growing E-Mod class the familiar face of John Brown #36j would again wheel his way to Victory Lane. Early race leader and heat race winner Kyle Henning #1 would challenge Brown lap for lap only to slip to second in the latter stages. Point leader Kit Bailey #77 continues to impress with a consistent and solid third place finish. Nicholas Carpenter #33, improving each week, would pilot his fast race car to a fourth place finish. Heat race winner LeRoy Cameron #6a would slip early but recover for a fifth place finish.

Grand Nationals would see great racing action up front as Houston Johnson #97 would jolt to the lead and never look back, leading every lap on his way to the night’s top spot. Younger brother Houston could not look back as older brother Austin Johnson #98 would race his way to a close second. Buz Kaster #54 would race side by side with Mike Taylor Jr #11t, as Kaster would claim third leaving Taylor in fourth. Early front contender Jason Estes #71e would experience mechanical issues to finish fifth. Heat race winner was Houston Johnson.

Non-Wing Sprint Cars would electrify the crowd as Mitchell Moore #51 would win both heat race and feature event on this special night. Chris Parkinson #65 was the hard charger racing through the field to finish second. Josh Stephens #09 would find the high line to his liking placing third, with heat race winner #88 of Chad Tye fourth. Rounding out the top five would see a very fast
Danny Thoman #27 hold off challengers to the checkers.

With the big money on the line the USRA B-Mod National Point leader Chad Clancy #21c would again visit McCarthy Auto-Group Victory Lane at I-35 Speedway. Clancy was challeneged early and often by Jake Richards #7j but all Richards could do was settle for second. Jim Cameron #96c would use the high line to challenge the leaders and also hold off the #17t of Shadren Turner, Cameron would finish third leaving Turner in fourth. Jason Billups #33j continues to rack up top five finishes, as he would see the checkers in fifth. Heat race winners included Chad Clancy, Jake Richards, and Lynn Starry #54. B-Feature winner was Tony Manley #3x.

In their true fashion and form the USRA Stock Cars were two and three abreast the entire feature. Thomas Roberts #65x with a gallant inside move would take over the lead early and pilot his black Monte Carlo to victory lane. Roberts was challenged every step of the way by a very fast Dean Wray #77 and Brett Heeter #05, as they would finish second and third by mere inches. Jeff Dixon #88 would search the track for way around the leaders to no avail as he would come home in fourth place. Jake Cameron #86c would use his ford horsepower to place a solid fifth. Heat race winners were Dean Wray and Jake Cameron.

USRA Modifieds were the last to take to the near perfect racing surface as Zach Sanders #69 would claim feature win number five of the 2014 racing season, adding to an already impressive point lead. Doing double duty Chad Clancy #75c would race his modified, filling in for Bud Wilson, to a very impressive second place finish. Jim Hopkins #71 was the mover and shaker of the race bringing his race car to the third position. One time leader Shane Lawson #17$ would recover from a slip in turn four and race his way back to finish fourth. DX Racing #2h of John Hanson would bring home an impressive fifth place showing. Heat race winners were Zach Sanders and Shane Lawson.

I-35 Speedway would again like to thank our great fans for filling the bleachers and backpacks on Walker Excavating and Kid’s Night at the Races. We would like to invite everyone back next week for more great racing action on AAA Transmission and CARB Night at the Races. Show-Me Vintage Racers will also be in attendance as CARB members will get free admission to the grand stands. We would also like to thank Heartland Auto Racing Show and Mike and Kyle Johnson for the added winner’s purse in the USRA B-Mod feature. Hope to see everyone next week for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.
See you there!

Walker Excavating and “Kids Night” at I-35 Speedway to Pay $700 to Win USRA B-Mod

August 1st, 2014

Racing excitement continues to grow at I-35 Speedway in Winston MO as Heartland Racing Show has added and additional $200, making it a whopping $700 to win USRA B-Mod this Saturday Night 8/2/2014. All of our great regular classes will be on hand as well as Non-Wing Sprints and Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers.

Recapping: $700 to win USRA B-Mod, Kids Night with free back packs full of school supplies, DX Racing giving away four bicycles, great racing action, and family fun!!

I-35 Speedway, the place to be this Saturday Night!!!!!!

Heartland Bonus Bucks Strikes at I-35

The Heartland Auto Racing Show is proud to announce a Heartland Bonus Bucks award at I-35 this weekend. The winner of the USRA B-Mod feature will take home an extra $200 for their effort. “We are always excited to give back to the race teams and I-35 is a great track to do that “, commented Heartland Show owner Ashley Masters.

The Heartland Auto Racing Show is hardcore racing trade show that takes place in Des Moines, Iowa at the Iowa Events Center on November 21-22. Teams, Racers, Parts Shops, Manufactures, Tracks, and the wider racing community are all welcome to attend. Attendees may use the Performance Bodies sponsored FREE REGISTRATION system online at www.HeartlandAutoRacingShow.com to obtain their 2014 show passes.

$500 to win USRA B-Mod at I-35 Speedway this Saturday Night

July 31st, 2014

I-35 Speedway track owners Mike and Kyle Johnson are proud to announce USRA B-Mod will pay $500 to win the feature this Saturday Night 8/2/2014. This is Walker Excavating and “Kids Night” at the Races and promises to be an exciting night of great action and family fun.

We will be giving away back packs filled with school supplies to as many preschool, grade school, middle school, high school and college kids as possible. We would like to thank all those that have donated to this great cause.
In addition we will see the return of Non-Winged Sprint Cars and Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers along with Grand Nationals, E-Mods, USRA Stock Cars, USRA Hobby Stock, USRA B-Mods ($500 to win this class), and USRA Modifieds. Come out and see the best of the best challenge USRA National Point Leader Chad Clancy in the B-Mod class for the $500 prize! All classes put on a great show each and every Saturday Night for your enjoyment.
See you there!!!!

Kaster Celebration Night at the Races I-35 Speedway

July 31st, 2014

USRA Modified make up feature from July 12, 2014 would kick off a great night of racing action at I-35 Speedway. Derrick Hicks #78 would lead every lap only to be denied the victory when dealing with lap traffic and damage to the rear fender would cripple his chances for the win. Metal would fly loose from the #78 and snatch the victory away on the final lap as Jim Hopkins #71 would claim the victory. Hopkins was a tight second place the entire race and the beneficiary of Hicks’ misfortune as the #71 would hold off all challengers on a green white checkered finish. Shane Bailey #5d would drive his way to second with Bud Wilson #75 third. John Hanson #2h would finish fourth and the one-time leader Derrick Hicks, in two laps, would come from last to place fifth.

Growing in numbers each week the E-Mod class would see the familiar face of point leader and heat race winner Kit Bailey #77 pick up the feature win. Other heat race winner John Brown #36j would make a heroic last lap move passing both LeRoy Cameron #6a and Allie Mulich #90 to finish second. Cameron would end the feature in third, as Mulich would place fourth with Jarrett Ross #42 fifth.

USRA Hobby Stocks were next to tackle the three-eighths mile of dirt with Greg Gilbert #23g visiting victory lane for the first time this 2014 racing season at I-35 Speedway. Mich Ross #34 in his own back-up car race his way to second, with USRA National Point Leader and heat race winner Gary Ainsworth #83, also in a back-up car, placing third. Bradley Sheetz #27 in his first time out this season would end the feature in fourth.

Grand Nationals would see an emotional victory lane on Kaster Celebration Night at the Races as Buz Kaster #54 would pilot “Wamba” to McCarthy Auto-Group Victory Lane. Second place in the feature would go to Austin Johnson #98, as heat race winner Houston Johnson #97 would place third and Marty Powell #9p fourth.

Big in numbers the Midwest Lightning Sprints would witness a new winner Ryan Kent #30 in victory lane. Kent would charge to the lead early and never look back as Tom Brown #b20 would challenge late but come up short to finish second. Bobby Layne #01 was the big mover of the race coming from the rear of the field to place third. Ken Billings #85 and AJ Tice #81 would race side by side to the checkers with Billings gaining the advantage at the line to place fourth, leaving Tice in fifth. Heat race winners were Tom Brown #b20 and Tony Layne #71.

In a locked and loaded field of USRA B-Mods Chad Clancy and Randy Ainsworth would duke it out to the bitter end. When the checkers were shown Chad Clancy #21c would emerge victorious with Ainsworth #57 a very close second. Early race leader Doug Keller #7k would slip late only to recover and place third. Jason Billups #33j would finish fourth, with Sam Schuler Jr #44 rounding out the top five. Heat race winners included Jim Cameron #96c, Richard Biggs #52r, and Nic Hanes #9h.

As always the USRA Stock Car feature would have all in attendance on the edge of their seats for the entirety of the race. Breaking out the new colors of the Mopar powered #77 Dean Wray would win back to back at I-35 Speedway. Thomas Roberts #65x would race his way through the pack passing both high and low on his way to an impressive second place finish. Back in the familiar yellow colors Jeff Dixon #88 would battle for the lead the entire race only to slip to third in the latter stages. Kevin Anderson and Eddie Ingram would battle side by side to the flag stand with Anderson’s #417 fourth, and Ingram’s #54 fifth. Heat race winners were Thomas Roberts #65x and Kevin Anderson #417.

In their second feature of the evening the USRA Modifieds were high in both quality and quantity. Bud Wilson #75 would pilot his 604 Crate Motor to victory lane for the first time this season. Dennis Elliott #29 as usual was a top contender, battling for the lead only to come up just a little short and place second. Kyle Covert #7d7 in only his second appearance at I-35 Speedway would impress those in attendance with a solid third place run. Jim Hopkins #71 would find the high line to his liking moving from the back of the pack to finish fourth. Steven Glenn #26s would start shotgun on the field and was the hard charger of the feature, racing all the way to the fifth position. Heat race winners were Jim Hopkins, Dennis Elliott, and Bud Wilson.

I-35 Speedway would like to congratulate our two bike winners Laynee Hites and Sy Wilkinson, enjoy those new bikes. We would like to thank Buz and Becky Kaster and Allie Mulich Racing for donating the bicycles. We would also like to thank all those in attendance for braving the hot weather and enjoying a night of great racing action. We would like to thank the entire Kaster family for allowing us to be a part of Kaster Celebration Night at the Races. Please join us next week as the Non-wing Sprint Cars and Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers will make their return to I-35 Speedway on Walker Excavating Night at the Races. It will also be Kids Night at the Races with backpacks filled with school supplies to be given out during the night. See you next week for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

Trenton Coca-Cola Night at the Races I-35 Speedway

July 23rd, 2014

With a full pits and packed bleachers the USRA Stock Cars were the first to take the track in their make-up feature for July 12th 2014. Jake Cameron #86c would jump to the early lead and never look back on his way to claiming victory number one in this 2014 racing season. Cameron was challeneged every lap by the very fast Dean Wray #77 and Thomas Roberts #65x, Wray would hold Roberts at bay to place second leaving Roberts third. Jeff Dixon #88 continues to impress in a backup car to place fourth as Richard Moulton #18 would round out the feature’s top five.

The Midwest Lightning Sprints continue to grow in numbers as they were sixteen strong taking on the fast three-eighths mile of dirt. Last year’s MLS point champion Tony Layne #71 would lead every lap picking up feature victory number one at I-35 Speedway. Layne would be challeneged late by heat race winner Tom Brown #b20 as they would be side by side at the line with Brown edged by a bumper leaving the #b20 in second place. The big mover of the feature was Ken Billings #85 coming from back in the pack to place third, as #46 of Dusty Murray placing fourth. Heat race winner Jason Snider #4t was among the top contenders all feature long as he would slip late to round out the top five.

With a good field of E-Mods the familiar face of three time winner John Brown #36j would smile in victory lane as he would be shown the checkers first. Exciting racing behind Brown would witness point leader Kit Bailey #77 and heat race winner JR Burge #88b dueling back and forth until Bailey would gain the advantage on the last lap to place second. Burge would bring home his fast race car in third position, with LeRoy Cameron #6a in fourth. Young and exciting Nicholas Carpenter #33 would race his way to an impressive fifth place finish.

In their inaugural feature event at I-35 Speedway Mod-Lites would electrify the crowd going green to white to checkers. Dillon Rafferty #46 would cement his name in the history books as the first ever Mod-Lite feature winner on Trenton Coca-Cola Night at the Races. Mike Rafferty #41 who would lead the majority of the race would fade late to place second with Justin Rafferty #75 third. Kevin White #33 and Travis Alexander #36 would battle tooth and nail to the bitter end, with White edging Alexander by a mere bumper to place fourth and fifth. Heat race winners were Mike Rafferty #41 and David Rafferty #64. Race fans please congratulate these guys on a great first time race and we hope to see them all back at I-35 Speedway very soon.

Austin Johnson #98 would claim feature win number five in the Grand National class this 2014 racing season. Johnson would use a high side front row starting spot to lead every lap with heat race winner Buz Kaster #54 settling for second. Mike Taylor #11t would hold off the very fast drive of Houston Johnson #97 and Marty Powell #9p to finish third, leaving Johnson fourth and Powell continuing his consistency in fifth.

With a good field of USRA Hobby Stocks in attendance Brady Link #29 would set sail and pick up the feature win. Link would lead every lap as good racing ensued for second as John Chip #66 would place second and Greg Gilbert #23g third. Randy Smith Sr #7k would finish fourth and Scott Snyder #23bs fifth.

Close on several races this season in the USRA B-Mod class the #96c of Jim Cameron would seal the deal as he would claim his first feature win of 2014 at I-35 Speedway. Big mover of the feature would see Chad Clancy #21c race his way through the pack to finish second. Doug Keller #77 and Randy Ainsworth #57 would race side by side the entire race with Keller gaining the advantage to place third and Ainsworth fourth. Gene Claxton was in fine form challenging for the lead early only to fade in the later stages to place fifth. Heat race winners included Gene Claxton #42, Jim Cameron #96c, and Tim Eaton #211.

As always the USRA Stock Cars do not disappoint anyone in the grandstands with side by side door handle to door handle bumper to bumper racing action throughout the entire pack. Early race leader Thomas Roberts #65x would work the high line as Dean Wray #77 would work the low line on a near perfect racing surface for over ten laps side by side. Wray would gain inches each lap to overtake Roberts in the latter stages to pick up the exciting feature victory. Roberts would maintain momentum finishing a very close second. Hard pounding action continued behind the two leaders as Trent Jeanes #77t and Jeff Dixon #88 would also battle the entire race side by side. One slip by Dixon would allow Jeanes to come home third, moving Dixon to fourth. Returning to the driver’s seat the familiar face of Jason Estes would fill in for Richard Moulton to bring the #18 home in fifth. Heat race winners were Trent Jeanes and Dean Wray. Hats off to all drivers in the USRA Stock class for another exciting night of racing.

Fire breathing, alcohol drinking, high flying USRA Modifieds would close out the night’s fast paced racing action. Zach Sanders #69 would pilot his rocket to lead every lap to victory number four this 2014 season adding to his impressive point lead. Dennis Elliot #29 would challenge Sanders high and low, would fade in the pack then mount a charge back to the front to place second. Bud Wilson #75 would make his presence felt challenging the leaders early to place third. Mark Schafman #34 and Jim Hopkins #71 would use the entire twenty lap feature side by side to determine fourth and fifth. With Hopkins high and Schafman low a drag race to the checkers would ensue with Schafman placing fourth by nose, leaving Hopkins to round out the night’s top five. Heat race winners were Bud Wilson and Dennis Elliott.

Three Legged racing at Intermission saw Johnson brothers Austin and Houston in victory lane in a dash to the finish. We would like to thank all of our great and loyal fans for helping make this night one to remember at I-35 Speedway. We invite every back next week for Kaster Celebration Night at the Races for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.
See you there!

Tompkins Industry Night at I-35 Speedway

July 15th, 2014

Grand Nationals were the first out of the gate and would witness the familiar face of Buz Kaster #54 lead every lap on his way to earning the nights feature victory. Heat race winner Austin Johnson #98 would be forced to settle for second as Kaster would not be touched on this night of racing. Houston Johnson #97 would wheel his fast race car to a solid third place finish as Don Marrs #9 and James Glackin #60 would finish fourth and fifth respectively.

Midwest Lightning Sprints with a full field of cars would take to the track next as first time I-35 Speedway winner Luke McGee would pilot his yellow machine to victory lane. McGee would hold off the hard charge of Tom Brown #b20 who would eventually place second. Ken Billings #85 and Tony Layne #71 would battle side by side to the checkers with Billings ending up third and Layne finishing fourth. Willie Wilkinson #09w would round out the features top five. Heat race winners were A.J. Tice #81 and Mark K. Billings #51.

In the ever growing E-Mod class at I-35 Speedway the familiar car of #36j would wind up in the winner’s circle with John Brown behind the wheel. Brown would dominate the field by over half a lap as Allie Mulich #90 would recover from an early race mishap to finish second. Kyle Henning #1 and heat race winner LeRoy Cameron #6a would battle often with Henning eventually placing third and Cameron ending the night fourth. Current I-35 Speedway E-Mod point leader Kit Bailey #77 would recover from a first lap spin to place fifth.

As the full moon glared down on I-35 Speedway the USRA B-Mods would take to the three eighths mile of dirt and struggle to find their footing as rain clouds loomed. Jacob Bleess #21 would use an outside front row starting position to lead every lap on his way to claiming the nights feature win. Gene Claxton #42 would hold off the high side charge of Jim Cameron #96c to place second leaving Cameron in third. Current point leader Chad Clancy #21c would race to a consistent fourth place. After starting in the rear of the field Clint Baker would impress all in attendance as he would pilot his #17x all the way to pack placing fifth. Heat race winners included Dustin Miller #52m, Jacob Bleess #21, Jim Cameron #96c, and Clint Baker #17x.

As the USRA Stock Cars were just about to get the green flag, mother nature had other ideas as the clouds would open up and rains would fall. USRA Stock Car and USRA Modified features will be made up at a later date.

See you Next Week for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

Great Racing Action on a Hot Sunday Evening at I-35 Speedway

July 12th, 2014

McCarthy Auto Group and Casey’s General Store Night at the Races started out with a bang as the Show-Me Vintage Racers tried to tame the three-eighths mile speedway. Jumping out to an early lead Brian Strong #7 would give it all the car had but could not hold off the hard charging Bobby Ruff #4. Ruff would claim the victory leaving Strong in second when the checkers were shown. After an impressive heat race victory John Steenstry #22 would race his way to finish third with Damon Clevenger #6 and Jim Clevenger #66 battling for fourth and fifth. The younger Damon Clevenger would claim fourth while Jim Clevenger would settle for fifth.

On a McCarthy Auto Group Night at the Races we would witness a McCarthy Auto Group sponsored Grand National claim the top spot. Sixteen year old Sensation Austin Johnson #98 would battle his way past younger brother Houston Johnson #97 and Travis Walker #71 on his way to victory lane. Travis Walker would lead early and often only to see Johnson slip by in the latter stages of the race and end the night in second place. Pole Sitter and heat race winner Houston Johnson would be a one-time leader only to fade late to place third. Marty Powell #9p would race his way to another consistent fourth place finish, as Buz Kaster #54 would round out the top five.

E-Mods were low in number yet high in quality as point leader and heat race winner Kit Bailey #77 would pass LeRoy Cameron #6a in the early stages and pick up victory number one of their young 2014 racing season. Cameron would be forced to settle for second with Austin Bouzek #75 third.

In an epic race with only one caution the USRA B-Mods would see the familiar face of Chad Clancy #21c in the winner’s circle. Clancy would charge through the pack from a fourth row inside starting spot passing second place finisher Randy Ainsworth #57, as they were side by side for the lead many laps. Jim Cameron #96c would hold off a very fast Dakota Foster #5 as they would race side by side for third and fourth, Cameron would claim third with Foster fourth. Ronnie Miller #76 was the big gainer of the night with yet another solid top five finish. Heat race winners were Mitch Booher #22b, Josh Barnes #52j and Randy Ainsworth #57. Compliments go to all drivers in this class for a fine night of great racing action.

USRA Stock Cars came out in big numbers as all were chasing the $550 payday. The big guns were loaded as the feature got under way with the #01i of Mike Harward jumping to an early lead and never looking back on his way to victory. Jake Cameron #86c would challenge Harward nearly every lap however could not find a way around the fast race car and would be forced to settle for second place. Corey Strothman #c4 and Gary Harward #23 would battle for the third and fourth spot, swapping positions nearly every lap. When the checkers were shown Strothman was third while Harward was fourth. After mechanical issues in the heat race Jeff Dixon #88, in a barrowed race car, would start shotgun on the field and battle his way to a great fifth place finish. Heat race winners included Corey Strothman #c4, Mike Harward #01i, and Billie Hoover #21h.

After driver introductions on the front stretch race fans counted down and gave the command to fire the engines for the USRA Modified feature. Derrick Hicks #78 would take the early lead and continue to set the pace for over half the race until a very fast Mark Schafman #34 would eventually pass Hicks for the lead. Schafman would use the inside line to his advantage and hold off a late race charge from Zach Sanders #69 making it a drag race to the checkers. Schafman would pick up his first ever victory at I-35 Speedway edging the second place finisher of Sanders at the line. Early race leader Hicks would fade slightly to place an impressive third, as Ryan Cook #27 would come from the back of the pack to place fourth. Outside pole sitter Shane Bailey #5d would recover from an early race mishap and race his way to a solid top five finish. Heat race winners were John Hanson #2h and Bud Wilson #75.

Just as the night began with a bang the night would end with a bang as well with a great Fireworks Spectacular. I-35 Speedway would like to thank each and every one of our fans, drivers, and workers for making this race one of the best of the season. See everyone next Saturday Night for Tompkins Industry Night at the Races and the return of Midwest Lightning Sprints. Hope to see everyone back at the track next week for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.
See You There!

I-35 Speedway, McCarthy Auto Group Night at the Races plus Fireworks Spectacular

July 4th, 2014

I-35 Speedway in Winston MO is proud to announce our Fireworks Spectacular this Saturday Night 7/5/2014 after the races. Before we get to the awesome fireworks we have a lot of great racing action to complete including first time ever to the speedway welcome the Mod Lites. We will have our always exciting USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Mods, USRA Stock Cars (paying $550 to win!!!!!), USRA Hobby Stocks, E-Mods, Grand Nationals along with Show-Me Vintage Racers.

We are proud to announce that USRA Stock Cars will pay $550 to win on this special night as admission prices are $12 Adults, Seniors $10, Children 7-12 $6, Kids six and under FREE. Pit Passes $30.

Pits open at 4:30, Grandstands at 5:00, Hot Laps 6:30, Racing at 7:00 p.m.

We are located at Exit 64 off I-35 10 miles north of Cameron, Missouri on SR 6. Our TrackSide Bar & Grill is open before, during, and after the races.

After the great racing action set back and enjoy one of the best fireworks displays you will ever witness as Owners Mike and Kyle Johnson go beyond expectations this July 5th Night of action.
Extra prize money for the USRA Stock Cars, Mod Lites for the first time, all of our great regular classes, Show-Me Vintage Racers and Fireworks Spectacular all at regular admission prices. See you this Saturday Night 7/5/2014 for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best” I-35 Speedway!

I-35 Speedway, McCarthy Auto Group Night at the Races plus Fireworks Spectacular

July 4th, 2014

I-35 Speedway in Winston MO is proud to announce our Fireworks Spectacular this Saturday Night 7/5/2014 after the races. Before we get to the awesome fireworks we have a lot of great racing action to complete including first time ever to the speedway welcome the Mod Lites. We will have our always exciting USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Mods, USRA Stock Cars (paying $550 to win!!!!!), USRA Hobby Stocks, E-Mods, Grand Nationals along with Show-Me Vintage Racers and Midwest Lightning Sprints.

We are proud to announce that USRA Stock Cars will pay $550 to win on this special night as admission prices are $12 Adults, Seniors $10, Children 7-12 $6, Kids six and under FREE. Pit Passes $30.

Pits open at 4:30, Grandstands at 5:00, Hot Laps 6:30, Racing at 7:00 p.m.
We are located at Exit 64 off I-35 10 miles north of Cameron, Missouri on SR 6. Our TrackSide Bar & Grill is open before, during, and after the races.

After the great racing action set back and enjoy one of the best fireworks displays you will ever witness as Owners Mike and Kyle Johnson go beyond expectations this July 5th Night of action.

Extra prize money for the USRA Stock Cars, Mod Lites for the first time, all of our great regular classes, Show-Me Vintage Racers, Midwest Lightning Sprints, and Fireworks Spectacular all at regular admission prices. See you this Saturday Night 7/5/2014 for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best” I-35 Speedway!

Non-Wing Sprints invade I-35 Speedway This Saturday Night on Casey’s General Store Night at the Races

June 28th, 2014

The Non-wing Sprint and Midwest Lightning Sprints will be in action at I-35 Speedway this Saturday Night along with Grand Nationals, E-Mods, USRA Hobby Stock, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Mods, and USRA Modifieds. Casey’s General Store Night at the Races promises to be action packed from start to finish as the best drivers in the country compete for the top prize.

Admission $15 Adults, Seniors $13, Children 7-12 $6, Kids six and under FREE. Pit Passes $30.

Pits open at 4:30, Grandstands at 5:00, Hot Laps 6:30, Racing at 7:00 p.m.

We are located at Exit 64 off I-35 10 miles north of Cameron, Missouri on SR 6. Our TrackSide Bar & Grill is open before, during, and after the races.

I-35 Speedway, great family fun and exciting racing for all to enjoy!

Racing for Rian at I-35 Speedway for 6/21/2014

June 26th, 2014

With their third consecutive week at I-35 Speedway the E-Mod class would witness JR Burge #88b emerge victorious.  Starting on the pole position Burge would recover from an early race mishap to claim the checkers.  Outside pole sitter Kit Bailey #77 would take the early lead and set the pace until Burge would claim the lead with one lap to go, as Bailey would fade to fifth on the last lap.  Week One winner John Brown #36j would race his way through the pack to place second, with heat race winner Justin Asher #74 in third.  Hard charger LeRoy Cameron #6a would place fourth, as the E-Mod’s continue to grow in numbers each week.

Grand Nationals were next to try to tame the three eights mile of dirt as heat race winner Houston Johnson #97 would pick up the win and the hard charger bonus.  On a near perfect racing surface Mike Taylor #11t would use a front row starting spot to take the early lead until Austin Johnson #98 would challenge Taylor and contact between the two would send Johnson to the pits and Taylor would slip to finish third.  Buz Kaster #54 would battle Taylor and Donnie Brown #26 throughout the entire race, with Kaster second and Brown ending up fourth.  Marty Powell #9p continues his string of top five finishes with another fifth place showing.

With a special tribute to a fallen friend the USRA B-Mods would tackle the track next.  The familiar face of Chad Clancy #21c would battle side by side with Clint Baker #17x for several laps until lap traffic would separate the two and Clancy would pull off the win.  Clint Baker would never give up the chase and would race his way to an impressive second place finish.  Doug Keller #7k continues to notch top five finishes with a solid third place run.  Ronnie Miller #76 for two weeks in a row would make his mark with a fourth place finish.  Recovering from heat race issues, Ben Stockton #33s would race his way to round out the night’s top five.  Hard Charger of the B-Mod feature, after transferring from the B-Feature, was Tony Manley #3x racing his way up to sixth from the back of the pack.  Heat race winners included Chad Clancy #21c, Doug Keller #7k, Monty Cook #7m, Jim Cameron #96c, and Truman Asher #73.  B-Feature winner transferring to the A-Main was Danan Knott #18k.

With first and third in USRA National Stock Car Points in attendance racing between the two would impress all spectators.  Brett Heeter #05, USRA National Point Leader, would challenge Thomas Roberts #65x, third place in USRA National Points, every lap from start to finish as Roberts’ black Monte Carlo would once again find victory lane for the seventy-fourth time of his great career.  Heeter would try high and low to get by Roberts while holding off the hard charge of Dean Wray #77.  Brett Heeter would finish second as Wray would finish third.  New father Jeff Dixon #88 would recover from an early race miscue in turn four to place fourth.  Newcomer to the track Trent Jeanes #77t would make his presence felt as he would claim the feature’s fifth spot.  Hard Charger was awarded to John Crews #12c.  Heat race winners included Thomas Roberts, Brett Heeter and Jake Cameron #86c.

With the big money on the line USRA Modifieds, after a great tribute on Racing for Rian night, would take to the track and witness a new face in victory lane.  Kerry Davis #68 would use a front row starting spot and jump to the early lead using a low line to his advantage leading every circuit of the twenty-five lap feature to claim the checkers and the $1000 payday.  Davis would celebrate in victory lane adding another victory taking his overall total career wins to 226.  Issac Dotson #67d would search high and low challenging Davis lap after lap with good clean side by side action as Dotson would place second.  Mark Schafman #34 would impress the crowd racing his way to a third place finish.  One and two in the I-35 point battle would go side by side to the checkers with Dennis Elliott #29 fourth and Zach Sanders #69 fifth.  Hard charger award would go to Steven Glenn #26s.  Heat race winners were Dennis Elliott, Darren Shaw #11, and Issac Dotson.

Racing for Rain is a special night for a great cause as I-35 Speedway is proud to be a part of this annual event.  Bicycles were given away during Intermission activities, gift bags were handed out to kids in attendance, hula-hoop fun was had with trophies given to all participants, all helping to make this a great event.  Heartwarming tributes were given in both B-Mod and Modified features adding to the night’s great racing action.  We would like to sincerely thank fans and drivers alike that make I-35 Speedway a premier race track.  We welcome everyone back next week for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

See you there!!!

Racin for Rian at I-35 Speedway

June 20th, 2014

“RACIN FOR RIAN” this Saturday, June 21 at I-35 Speedway with our USRA Modifieds, Grand Nationals, USRA Stocks, USRA B-Modifieds, USRA Hobby Stocks, and E-Mods. Pits open at 4:30, Grandstands 5:00, Hot Laps 6:30, Racing at 7:00. Adults $12, Seniors $10, Children 7-12 $6, Kids six (6) and under FREE, and Parking is Free. Pit Passes $30.

USRA Modifieds will pay $1000 to win the feature, USRA Stock Cars will pay $550 to the feature winner, USRA B-Mods feature winner will receive $500 and a $70 bonus will be paid to the “Hard Charger” in every class with the exception of E-Mod.

The big guns always come out for this event as Ritchie Guston has won the last two Modified Racin for Rian events in the Modified Division.

We have lots of activities on this special night with another bike give away. At Intermission we will be drawing lucky ticket numbers for a girls and boys bike. All kids 6 years of age and under need to sign up as they enter the gate to the grandstands. The tickets for the bikes are free to kids 6 and under and you must be present to win.We want to remind everyone to break out those hula hoops and loosen those hips up as we will determine the best hulahooper for the night during Intermission. We have some Hula Hoops kids can borrow at the track on a first come first serve basis.

We would like to thank the Wilson and Murphy Families for the girls bike donation and all they do to make this event so great and Rick Staley will be supplying the Boys bike!!!

Platte Valley Bank Night at the Races I-35 Speedway

June 18th, 2014

The make-up feature for the Midwest Lightning Sprints started off the nights great racing action as Bobby Layne #01 would dominate the field in route to claiming the evening’s top spot.  Layne would lead every lap but was challeneged late by Ken Billings #85 who would place second.  Greg Black #53 would hold off Chet Yates #99c to finish third, leaving Yates to fourth.  Young up and comer Paden Moreland, in his first year behind the wheel of a racecar, would round out the top five for the make-up feature of May 10, 2014.

Feature two for the Midwest Lightning Sprints would see veteran driver Bobby Layne #01 back in victory lane pulling off the double feature wins.  Last turn of the last lap would see three wide racing for the second spot, as Tom Brown #b20 would use an impressive slide job to cross the line second by a nose.  Barry Lamb #49L who ran second the majority of the race would slip to third, all the while holding Mark K. Billings #51 to fourth.  Ken Billings #85 would recover from an early race miscue to race his way to a solid fifth place finish.  Heat race winners were Bobby Layne and Barry Lamb.

The new kids on the block, E-Mods would witness the same car in victory lane for the second racing week in a row, only to have a different driver behind the wheel.  Matt Dorssom would pilot the #36J and lead every lap on his way to claim the night’s top spot.  Moving from vintage cars to the E-mod class Keith Simmons #222 would challenge often only to come up short in the later stages and place second.  Kit Bailey #77 would hold off heat race winner Mike Lewis #06, as they would finish third and fourth respectively.  Twelve year old Nicholas Carpenter #33 would continue to impress as he would recover from an early race spin to place fifth.

Next to tackle the 3/8 mile of dirt were the Grand Nationals as heat race winner Austin Johnson #98 would pass younger brother Houston Johnson #97 to win the feature, leaving Houston to place second.  Buz Kaster #54 would finish third with Marty Powell #9p fourth.

USRA B-mods would put on a feature to remember as three of the best in the racing world would battle it out lap after lap for the top spot.  When the smoke had cleared from the hard fought battle Randy Ainsworth #57 would stand victorious in McCarthy Auto-Group winner circle.  Chad Clancy #21c would search high and low, using every angle of the race track, however could not find a way around the fast Ainsworth and finish the feature in second.  Waiting for one mistake by either driver in the top two positions was Jim Cameron #96c, making it three wide for the lead at times Cameron would end the race in third position.  Ronnie Miller #76 would impress all those in attendance with a solid fourth place run, with rookie contender Danan Knott #18k rounding out the features top five.  Heat race winners included Randy Ainsworth, Chad Clancy, and Richard Biggs #52r.

USRA Stock Cars continue their impressive ways as they would go green, white to checkered once again.  Heat race winners Jeff Dixon #88 and Thomas Roberts #65x would battle side by side early and late with Roberts gaining the advantage to pick up win number 73 in his illustrious career.  Dixon would give a valiant effort only to come up half a car short and place second.  Heat race troubles would put Dean Wray #77 starting in the rear of the field for the feature and see him race his way to finish third.  Darrel Whitt #4 and John Crews #12c would battle throughout the race with Whitt gaining the late advantage to finish fourth, leaving Crews to fifth.

In a race to the finish fans were held on the edge of their seats until the checkers fell for the USRA Modified division.  Jim Hopkins #71 would set the pace early and hold off all challenges until Dennis Elliott #29 would use a low side line to pass Hopkins and claim win number four on the 2014 season.  Hopkins would challenge Elliott after the pass only to come home second.  Bud Wilson #75 would mount a gallant charge to the front and place third, with pole sitter Zach Sanders #69 slipping to fourth.  Shane Bailey #5d was the hard charger of the evening coming from a seventh row outside starting position to end the night in fifth.  Heat race winners were Jim Hopkins, Darren Shaw #11, and Zach Sanders.

Some of the most impressive racing of the night was witnessed during Intermission activities, as the kids would race their bikes down the front straight with all those competing declared the winners.  Trophies were awarded to all competitors with great family fun continuing to be the theme at I-35 Speedway.  Winner of the girl’s bike donated by Reaper Chassis was Karsley Booher of Albany MO, with Caydin Clark of Maysville MO the winner of the boy’s bike donated by Mike Nelson.

Join us next week for one of the biggest races of the year as we have “Racin’ for Rian” night at the Speedway.  On this special night of racing USRA Modified will pay $1000 to win the feature, USRA Stock Car feature will pay $550 to the winner, and USRA B-Mod feature winner will receive $500.  During Intermission activities we will have Hula-Hoops and Nascar Trivia; we will also be giving away two more kids bikes for ages six and under donated by Rick Staley and Wilson/Murphy Racing.

Due to a scheduling conflict the Non-Wing Sprint special has been moved to June 28, 2014.  Therefore “Racin’ for Rian” night will be regular admission prices.  Hope to see everyone back next week for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

Racin for Rian at I-35 Speedway

June 13th, 2014

The 3rd Annual Racin for Rian will be Saturday 6/21/2014 at I-35 Speedway and will be accepting donations with all proceeds going to St Luke’s NICU Family Fund. Rian was born to Amanda & Bud Wilson, Trenton, Missouri on 6/23/2010 and passed on 6/24/2010.
Regular admission prices for this special night of racing action as follows:

Prices for Racin for Rian Night 6/21/2014 are Adults $12, Seniors $10, Children 7-12 $6, Kids six (6) and under FREE, and Parking is Free. Pit Passes $30

Also in return Amanda & Bud and their other 2 children Raylee & Creed are sponsoring a $1000.00 to win USRA Modified, $550 to win USRA Stock Car, and $500 to win USRA B-Mod features. Along with the additions to the purses there will be a $70 bonus for the hard charger. We are asking everyone to please mark their calendars and make this special night of racing the best of the best.

One of our biggest racing nights of the year coming up 6/21/2014, “Racin for Rian”, come on out and support a great cause and watch the best drivers compete on the fast 3/8 mile.

See you there for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best” I-35 Speedway, Winston, MO

Seeburg Muffler Night at the Races I-35 Speedway

June 2nd, 2014

Make-up feature for the USRA B-Mod class were first to take to the track and did not let down the capacity crowd in attendance. Gene Claxton #42 would jump to the early lead from the pole position and use his experience to hold off all challengers until #21c of Chad Clancy would use the extreme high line to perfection on his way past Claxton and on to victory. Claxton would finish a close second as Jim Cameron #96c would place third. Matt Dorssom #3d would battle Nic Hanes #9h Mopar powered machine to place fourth, holding Hanes to fifth. Heat race winners were Chad Clancy #21c, Gene Claxton #42, and Blake Pierce #16.

Visiting I-35 Speedway for the first time this season the Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers brought back memories from years gone by with great racing action all throughout the feature. With poise and patience car #5 driven by Mathew Lance would work by the fast Chris Heitman #39 as well as defending the late charge of Jack Simmons #J2. Lance would claim the night’s top spot with Simmons’ late race charge landing him in second, moving Heitman to third. Allen Guthrie #51, after his Studebaker was airborne off turn three, would rally to finish fourth, with Dennis Fair #7x fifth. Heat race winners were Mathew Lance and Chris Heitman.

Grand Nationals would witness the familiar face of Buz Kaster in victory lane. Kaster’s #54 would use the low line perfectly to hold off the high side charge of Don Marrs #9, who would place second. Heat race winner Austin Johnson #98 would battle younger brother Houston Johnson #97 to finish third, leaving Houston fourth. Marty Powell #9p would round out the night’s top five.

On their inaugural night at I-35 Speedway all E-mod drivers were striving to be the first ever to visit the winner’s circle. When the battle had ended John Brown #36j would be the nights’ feature victor. Kit Bailey # 77 was the big mover of the night, racing his way to an impressive second place finish. Nicholas Carpenter, at the ripe old age of twelve, would impress all in attendance as he would drive his #33 car third. Jarrett Ross #42, after recovering from an early race spin, would pass heat race winner Mike Lewis #06 to place fourth moving Lewis to fifth.

With their second trip of the season to I-35 Speedway Non-Wing Sprints would see Chad Goff #9 pick up the victory. Chris Parkinson #65 would challenge Goff the entire race only to be force to settle for second. The major mover and shaker of the feature was #09 Josh Stephens, passing fourth place finisher John Helm #12 late, to finish third. Mitchell Moore #51 would finish a solid fifth. Heat race winners were Chad Goff #9 and Chad Tye #88.

USRA Stock Car class in usual fine fashion would impress everyone as they would race two and three wide throughout the entire feature. Victory Lane would see a new winner as Justin Seifert #37 would hold off all challengers to claim the checkers. Dean Wray #77 would race Seifert both high and low, all the while having to hold off the advances of Thomas Roberts, Jeff Dixon, and Billie Hoover. When the smoke had settled Wray would be second, with Roberts #65x charging to third. Jeff Dixon #88, after battling his father Darrel Whitt #4 for what seemed like side by side racing for several laps, would break free to place fourth. Billie Hoover #21h would recover from an early race mishap and climb his way through the pack for a consistent fifth. Heat race winners were Thomas Roberts #65x and John Crews #12c.

With a feature that would see only one caution the USRA B-Mod class continues to impress each week. Chad Clancy #21c would perform the incredible feat of winning the second feature of the evening. Clancy would race his way through the pack taking no prisoners while holding off the late race pursuit of second place finisher Yancy Shepard #20y. Jake Richards #7j would battle inside and out to take third place, as Jim Cameron #96c would use the high line to come home fourth. Nic Hanes #9h, would use a last lap push on the high side of turn three to bring the Mopar powered machine to another top five finish on the night. Heat race winners included Doug Keller #7k, Chad Clancy #21c, Jim Cameron #96c, Randy Ainsworth #57, and Nic Hanes #9h. B-Feature winners were Dustin Campbell #66x and Jayden Bears #20j.

USRA Modified feature would have every heart in the grandstand pumping with side by side, door handle to door handle, bumper to bumper racing like no other. With six lead changes and close racing from top of the track to bottom of the track, Dennis Elliott would make the right moves at the right times to put his #29 in the McCarthy Auto-Group’s winner’s circle. With impressive moves on the high side of the track, Darren Shaw #11 would pass the very fast Issac Dotson #67d to finish second forcing Dotson to third. Point Leader Zach Sanders #69 would start outside row one and would lead early only to fade in the late stages to place fourth. The always consistent #71 of Jim Hopkins would race his way to another top five finish. Heat race winners were Sam Florence #42 and Darren Shaw #11.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all of our great fans for filling the bleachers and cheering on all their favorite drivers. Hat’s off to the impressive job each and every class of drivers displayed on and off the track. Thanks to all the kids and adults alike who enjoyed a great night of “Front Stretch Fishing”. Next week we will witness “three legged” racing for the drivers during the Intermission activities along with more fishing. Reminding everyone that on June 14th we will be giving away a boys and girls small bike to a pair of lucky kids ages six and under. We would like to thank Bobby Lopez and Mike Nelson for their donations of the bikes. Join us next week on A to Z Billboard Night at the Races plus Show-Me Vintage racers return. Again thank you race fans and see you next Saturday night for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.
See You There!

Show-Me Realty Night at the Races I-35 Speedway 5/24/2014

May 27th, 2014

Tackling the 3/8 mile of dirt at I-35 Speedway first was the make-up feature from May 10, 2014 for the USRA Modifieds. After a great prerace ceremony honoring our fallen hero’s that made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms on Memorial Day weekend, the racing action began. Using a front row outside starting position, heat race winner Issac Dotson #67d would charge to the early lead and never look back for his second victory in as many weeks. Point leader and other heat race winner Zach Sanders #69 would again show poise and consistency in a solid second place finish. Trevor Hunt #99h and Dennis Elliott #29 would swap the third and fourth positions the entire race, with Hunt pas