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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”.

See You There!

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”.
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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”.

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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”.

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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”.
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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 passing the line third and Elliott fourth. Michael Dotson #55d would charge from the back of the pack to round out the top five.

Grand Nationals were next to the track and would not disappoint in a green to white to checkered race with heat race winner Donnie Brown #26 claiming the night’s top spot. Brown would hold off the always fast Austin Johnson #98, as Johnson would be forced to settle for second. Travis Walker #71, with his first appearance of the 2014 season, would race his way through the field to place a strong third. Veteran driver Buz Kaster #54 would wheel his way to place fourth, as Houston Johnson #97 would finish fifth. Other heat race winner was Dale Eaton #3.

USRA B-Mods were in spectacular form going green, white, checkers in their feature run. Jim Cameron #96c would jump out to an early lead and look in fine form only to be denied the top spot as Jake Richards #7j would maneuver lap traffic to perfection and claim the victory. Richards would dominate the late stages of the feature as Cameron would hold on to second place. Jeremy Pittsenbarger #32p would use his high side line in route to an impressive third place finish. The big movers of the feature were Yancy Shepard #20y and Chad Clancy #21c, as they would thread the needle through traffic with Shepard fourth and Clancy fifth. Heat race winners included Jake Richards #7j, Tim Eaton #211, Caleb Dennis #11d, and Jeremy Pittsenbarger #32p. B-Feature winners were Randy Ainsworth #57 and Clint Baker #17x.

Back to the track again this week was the always entertaining Midwest Lightning Sprints. Picking up his first feature win of the 2014 racing season Mark K. Billings #51 would pass pole sitter Bobby Layne #01 and one time leader Mike Trent #49t, on his way to victory lane. Layne and Trent would battle side by side with Trent edging Layne at the line for second leaving Layne third. First time racer at I-35 Speedway Dusty Murray #46 would find the track to his liking and place fourth. Luke McGee #13 would race his way through the pack to finish fifth. Heat Race winners were Bobby Layne #01 and Mike Trent #49t.

In the USRA Stock Car class the beat goes on for the winning streak of Thomas Roberts #65x as he would pick up career victory number 72. Roberts would start outside row one moving to the lead in turn two and would be challeneged relentlessly by #417 of Kevin Anderson. Anderson would work low and high to gain any advantage only to be held off by Roberts, leaving him to place second. Jake Cameron #86c was the hard charger of the race moving from back to front on his way to placing third. Dean Wray #77 continues his consistency by challenging early for the lead but fading late to finish fourth. John Crews #12c would power his way to another top five finish. Heat race winners were Dean Wray #77 and Kevin Anderson #417.

In the second USRA Modified feature of the evening Zach Sanders #69 proved to be the man to beat as he would lead every lap picking up feature number three of the 2014 racing season. Sanders would take the early advantage and would be challenged often by Steven Bowers #77 and Kerry Davis #68. Bowers would find the high side in the latter stages of the race and close in on the leader Sanders making it a dash to the checkers as he would be forced to settle for second place. The always impressive Kerry Davis would use the low line and race his way to third. The big mover and shaker of the feature was Darren Shaw #11 as he would race high and low moving past cars almost at will to finish fourth. The always consistent Dennis Elliott #29 would round out the feature’s top five. Heat race winners were Zach Sanders #69, Steven Bowers #77, and Shane Lawson #17$.

Battling Mother Nature could not alter the great racing action at I-35 Speedway on Memorial Day Weekend. Racing action like no other was witnessed in each and every class of cars on a perfect 3/8 mile racetrack. We would like to thank all of our drivers for putting on one of the best nights of racing thus far in the 2014 season. Please join us again next week for Seeburg Muffler Night at the Races as we will invite the Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers and Non-Wing Sprint Cars to the track. Intermission fun will include the “Three Legged Races” for some of our drivers down the front strait. Thank you fans and see everyone next week for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”. See you there!

I-35 preps for Skip Rose Memorial, XSAN Hawkeye Dirt Tour opener

May 25th, 2014

MASON CITY, Iowa– IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified drivers will have two opportunities to take home $1,000 checks during the Memorial holiday at I-35 Speedway.

Both the Sunday, May 25 Skip Rose Memorial and Monday, May 26 XSAN Hawkeye Dirt Tour features at Mason City pay $1,000 to win and are qualifying events for the 2014 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.

IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars also race for $1,000 to win each night. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 Sport Compacts are also on Sunday and Monday programs.

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, Allstar Performance State and local track points will be given both nights. Special series points for the Modifieds are also at stake on Monday.

Pit gates open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m., the draw closes at 5:45 p.m. and racing follows 6 p.m. hot laps Sunday and Monday.

Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12 and free for five and under. Family passes are $40. Pit passes are $30.

More information is available at the www.I-35speedway.com website or by calling 641 424-6575.

The three previous XSAN Hawkeye Dirt Tour features held at I-35 have produced as many different winners: Richie Gustin Jr. of Gilman in 2010, Josh Ruby of Lakota in 2011 and Mike Hansen of Alton in 2012.

Last year’s scheduled event was lost to inclement weather, as was the original opening night show this season at Benton County Speedway.

Professional Ag Services Inc. Night at the Races I-35 Speedway

May 20th, 2014

Grand National make up feature from May 10, 2014 started off the nights activities with a bang.  Buz Kaster #54 from a front row starting position would lead every lap on his way to his second victory of 2014.  The two battling brother Houston and Austin Johnson would race each other hard with younger brother Houston Johnson #97 edging out older sibling Austin Johnson #98 to place second, leaving the elder in third.  Marty Powell #9p would have another consistent feature to finish fourth, as Dave Petty Jr. #46 placed fifth.  The heat race winner was Donnie Brown #26.

The second Grand National feature of the night would witness the dueling brothers at it again this time for the top spot.  Houston Johnson #97 would use the pole starting spot to his advantage to take an early lead and never look back picking up the feature win.  Austin Johnson #98 would attempt to run down the speedy Houston to no avail and would settle for second.  Heat race winner Don Marrs #9 would race his way through the pack to place third as Buz Kaster #54 would finish fourth.  Marty Powell #9p would again have a solid fifth place finish.  The Best Looking Car Award went to #46 of Dave Petty Jr.

USRA Stock Cars never disappoint at they took to the 3/8 mile for their make-up feature.  Thomas Roberts #65x would thread the needle off turn two to take the lead early and drive away to victory number 67 in his illustrious career.  Moving up from the Hobby Stocks only a few weeks prior Billie Hoover #21h continues to impress with a great second place finish.  Jeff Dixon #88 would slip by point leader Dean Wray #77 to place third, moving Wray to fourth.  Richard Moulton #18 would finish a solid fifth.  Heat race winners were Billie Hoover #21h and John Crews #12c.

In the USRA Stock Car feature of the night Thomas Roberts #65x would pull off the dual victories of the night, raising his total overall wins to 68.  Dean Wray #77 and Brett Heeter #05 would battle door handle to door handle in the final laps with Wray second.  Brett Heeter would come from the last starting spot, passing cars high and low, to finish in an impressive third.  Richard Moulton #18 continues to improve each week as he would run second for many early laps only to fade late to place a solid fourth.  John Crews #12c, after picking up the Best Looking Car Award earlier, would finish fifth.  Heat Race winners were Thomas Roberts #65x and John Crews #12c.

In their second week of racing action at I-35 Speedway the familiar face of Bobby Layne #01 would honor his late father Elmer Layne earning the night’s top spot.  Mark K. Billing #51 would challenge Layne only to fall a little short and place second.  Heat race winner Mark Billings #60e, with a very fast race car, would hold off the late race challenge of Tom Brown #b20 to finish third, leaving Brown in fourth.  Luke McGee #13, after winning his heat race, would round out the top five.

An emotional victory lane for the USRA B-Mod class would see Yancy Shepard, driving the Mike Tanner prepared #20y, race his way to the win.  Early race leader Jim Cameron #96c would have to take evasive action while dealing with lap traffic and slip to place second.  Doug Keller #7k would race his way to another top three finishing spot, as he would come home third.  Gene Claxton #42 and point leader Chad Clancy #21c would battle side by side for fourth and fifth, with Claxton edging out Clancy.  B- Feature winner Chad Clancy, would race his way from the back of the field to finish the impressive fifth.  Heat race winners included Randy Ainsworth #57, Doug Keller #7k, Chad Feather #11c, and Jim Cameron #96c.  The Best Looking Car Award in the B-Mod class went to Jayden Bears #20j.

On a near perfect track the fire breathing, high flying, USRA Modifieds put on quite a spectacular show.  Kerry Davis #68 would jump out to an early lead, holding off all challengers until the second to last lap, where Issac Dotson #67d would use the extreme high line to pass Davis and claim the night’s victory.  Davis who ran a flawless race would come home runner-up in second place.  Point leader Zach Sanders #69 would contend the entire race only to fall short and finish third.  The always consistent Dennis Elliott #29 would work his way around traffic to finish fourth, with Trevor Hunt #99h finishing in the fifth spot.  Heat race winners were Issac Dotson #67d and Trevor Hunt #99h.  The Best Looking Car Award would go to Tyler Grooms #92.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank our drivers for putting on a spectacular show.  We would also like to thank our fans for their continued support.  We would like to personally thank Randy Ainsworth, Mike Nelson, and Allen Staley for entertaining us with the raw egg toss during Intermission activities.  Next week we will see who the best fisherman is, as we set the buckets up and let the fans cast for prizes.  See everyone next week for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

Q-Country 92.7 Night at the Races

May 5th, 2014

Grand Nationals took to a near perfect 3/8 mile track and proceeded to set the standard for the night’s feature events. “The Sensation” Austin Johnson #98 would use a front row starting position to lunge out to an early lead and never relinquish the top spot on his way to victory. Two veteran drivers in Buz “Wamba” Kaster and “The Alien” Don Marrs would battle side by side until Kaster #54 would take over the second spot, holding Marrs #9 to place third. “The Moose” was truly loose as Houston Johnson #97 would run down the top contenders, only to fall short on laps and finish fourth. “Biggen” Marty Powell #9p would have another solid run as he raced his way to fifth. The heat race winner was Buz Kaster.

Like a broken record that plays the same tune each week, the USRA Stock Cars prove once again to be the feature of the night. “Big” Jeff Dixon #88 would hold off all challengers by threading the needle off turn two to snag victory number one of this young 2014 season. Dixon would run a perfect line all race keeping track newcomer Justin Seifert #37 at bay to settle for second. “Hollywood” Dean Wray #77 would battle the two front runners mounting charge after charge only to be denied every time and end the night in third place. “Cruiser” John Crews #12c would have another consistent night as he would place fourth. One time lead contender Thomas Roberts #65x, after a tangle with lap traffic and forced to the hot lane for repairs, would race his way from the back of the pack to a solid fifth place finish. Heat race winners were Thomas Roberts and Dean Wray.

USRA B-Mods would witness the familiar face of Chad Clancy #21c in victory lane for the second week after winning the Iron Man race last weekend. Clancy would slip out to a big lead as the action was hot and heavy behind him. Two track legends were left to decide second and third spot as Randy Ainsworth #57 and Doug Keller #7k would battle door handle to door handle for nearly the entire race. Ainsworth would gain the edge at the line to place second, leaving Keller third. Truman Asher #73 would hold off the high side charge of “Mr. Excitement” Jim Cameron #96c to finish fourth, with Cameron fifth. Heat race winners included Chad Clancy, Truman Asher, Matt Dorssom #3d, and Dustin Miller #52m. B-Feature winner was “Rockin” Ronnie Miller #76.

The 2013 track champion Mich Ross would add to his trophy collection as he would pick up the feature win in the USRA Hobby Stocks. Ross lead the whole way with #83 of heat race winner Gary Ainsworth second, and the 17t of Thomas Odom third.

Up and comer in the USRA Modified class “Young Gun” Trevor Hunt would wheel his #99h machine to victory lane in dominate fashion. Hunt would use his front row outside starting spot as an advantage to launch him to an early lead and would never look back. Heated racing action ensued behind Hunt as you could throw a blanket over the next ten competitors. Kerry Davis #68 would run second the majority of the race and would be passed on a restart by the #69 of Zach Sanders. Sanders would go on to place second, moving Davis to third. 2013 Track Champion “Superman” Steven Glenn #26s would hold off the always fast Dennis Elliott #29 to place fourth as Elliott would round out the nights top five. Heat race winners were John Hanson #2h, Zach Sanders #69, and Steven Glenn #26s.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all of the participants in the Frisbee golf contest on the front stretch during Intermission activities. A perfect night of weather and a perfect track equaled great racing action in all classes. We invite everyone back next week for McElroy Metals Night at the Races plus the Midwest Lightning Sprints will invade the 3/8 mile speedway. Intermission entertainment for next week includes five drivers choosing five fans to participate in the “raw egg toss” in front of the grandstands. We hope to see everyone back next week for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.
Results for I-35 Speedway 05/03/2014

Jackson tames USRA Stock Cars, Clancy dominates USRA B-Mod field in Iron Man Challenge tilt at I-35 Speedway

April 28th, 2014

WINSTON, Mo.–Steve Jackson earned the USRA Stock Car victory in a wild main event while Chad Clancy dominated the USRA B-Mod feature race Saturday night as the Iron Man Challenge made a stop at the I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo.

Jackson started on the pole for the 25-lap USRA Stock Car feature and led all 25 laps, but his victory was anything but easy.

For nearly every lap, the veteran racer from Polk City, Iowa, had to withstand repeated challenges from Kansas City speedster Brett Heeter.

Heeter nearly pulled even with Jackson on lap 15, but the two made brief contact which nearly turned Jackson’s machine into the wall directly beneath the flagstand.

But this wasn’t Jacksons first rodeo, and he recovered nicely to maintain his advantage while Heeter was forced to divide his attention between the leader and a hard-charging Thomas Roberts.

Roberts, a regular competitor at the high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval and winner of the last two USRA Stock Car features here, applied pressure to Heeter for the remainder of the race and made the most of a bobble by Heeter in the final corner to slip by and steal the runner-up spot behind Jackson.

Friday nights winner in Bloomfield, Iowa, Kyle Falck, was a close fourth while former Modified standout Dean Wray rounded out the top five finishers.

Jacksons work was rewarded with a $750 payday.

In the USRA B-Mod finale, nobody had anything for Clancy as the Smithville, Mo.,
racer launched into the lead from the outside of the front row at the appearance of the green flag and proceeded to run away and hide from the field to score the $600 win.

Polesitter Dakota Foster held off Dan Wheeler to claim the runner-up spot while Truman Asher and 12 starting Yancy Shepard completed the first five drivers to the finish line.

Next up for the Iron Man Challenge is a Memorial Day Weekend swing that will see both USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods in action.

Thursday, May 22, will find the series at the Buena Vista Raceway in Alta, Iowa, and then take a day off before venturing to Spring Valley, Minn., for a date at the Deer Creek Speedway on Saturday, May 24.

The weekend wraps up on Sunday, May 25, at the Upper Iowa Speedway in Decorah, Iowa.

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.

“Rocket” lands in Winston winners circle

April 30th, 2014

WINSTON, Mo.-Just like he did 24 hours earlier, Rodney Sanders continued to steamroll the USMTS Caseys Cup powered by Swan Energy competition Saturday night with a wire-to-wire win in the 40-lap main event at the I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo.

With lightning as the backdrop for most of the evening, it was a picture perfect night for The Rocket as he won his heat, earned the Sybesma Graphics Pole Award and led every lap of the feature race to score his second $2,000 paycheck in as many nights.

Unlike Friday night in Bloomfield, Iowa, where Sanders hunted down leader Zack VanderBeek and took the lead late in the race, this time Sanders was the hunted and VanderBeek was looking to turn the tables. Sanders jumped out to a big lead early on but a pair of caution flags on laps 6 and 11 kept the pack within striking distance.

Nate Wasmund challenged the defending USMTS National Champion midway through the race, peeking underneath on a couple of occasions while Sanders continued to ride the high line around the high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval.

A flat right rear tire with 15 laps to go ended Wasmunds victory hopes and VanderBeek picked up where he left off.

The final ten laps had the crowd holding its collective breath as VanderBeek followed Sanders high into each turn and then dove underneath to drag-race him down the straight-aways.

The 2004 USMTS Rookie of the Year gave it one final effort in the last turn, but came up a car length short as Sanders marched to his third win in his last four starts in Major League Bowhunter Central Region competition.

Meanwhile, VanderBeek settled for the bridesmaid spot for the third race in a row and his fourth straight post-race podium.

Sanders win was the 23rd of his USMTS career, tying him for eighth on the all-time list with VanderBeek and Al Hejna.

Just one career win behind now, Stormy Scott drew the eighth starting spot for the Caseys General stores A Main but clawed his way to a third-place finish behind the wheel of the #20r machine normally driven by team owner and teammate Bryan Rowland who put Scott behind the wheel after he crashed his normal ride the night before.

Dylan Smith started on the front row next to Sanders and kept him in his crosshairs early on but held on for a fourth-place finish after a spirited battle with John Allen, who got fifth.

Zach Sanders has won two USRA Modified features at the I-35 Speedway early on in the 2014 season and came home sixth Saturday night while Austin Siebert passed nine cars en route to a seventh-place finish and his second Mesilla Valley Transportation Hard Charger Award in the last 24 hours.

Kerry Davis finished eighth, Johnny Scott raced to ninth after starting 17th on the starting grid and Daniel Hilsabeck rounded out the top ten.

With his win, Sanders padded his points lead in the Major League Bowhunter Central Region presented by Day Motor Sports, but VanderBeek remains just 19 points behind (476 to 457). Stormy Scott is third with 422 markers, followed by Siebert (384), Smith (382), Dereck Ramirez (372), Jake Gallardo (366), Hilsabeck (348), Johnny Scott (346) and Joe Duvall (280).

Up next for the United States Modified Touring Series is a tripleheader weekend, May 8-10, to kick off the Farm Boy BBQ Sauce Northern Region presented by Day Motor Sports.

Action gets underway Thursday at the Rice Lake (Wis.) Speedway, moves to the Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wis., on Friday and then wraps things up on Saturday at the Ogilvie (Minn.) Raceway.

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 check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

USMTS Racing Action from I-35 Speedway

April 29th, 2014

Proof that they are the best in the country USRA Iron Man Stock Cars started the night’s features and did not disappoint.  Starting from the pole and leading every lap Steve Jackson #2j, from Polk City Iowa, would hold off all challengers on his way to earning the nights top spot and big pay day.  Jackson was challenged constantly by #05 of Brett Heeter.  Heeter, from Kansas City Kansas, would use every inch of the track trying to calculate a way around the fast racecar of Jackson.  Jackson would not be denied as Heeter would fade to finish third on the final lap.  Thomas Roberts #65x of Kidder Missouri would race his way from a fifth starting spot to pass Heeter on the last lap to finish second.  Decorah Iowa’s Kyle Falck #67 would relentlessly challenge the front three every lap only to be forced to settle for fourth.  Dean Wray #77, from Jamesport Missouri, started outside row one and would fade late to finish fifth.  Heat race winners were Brett Heeter and Kyle Falck.

Doing Smithville Missouri proud #21c of Chad Clancy would use an outside front row starting position to his advantage to take the early lead and never look back in the USRA Iron Man B Modified feature.  Clancy would lead every lap, holding off the always fast Dakota Foster #5, from Gardner Kansas, forcing the pole sitter Foster to place second.  The Red1 of Savage Minnesota’s Dan Wheeler would charge through the pack and battle Saint Joseph Missouri’s Truman Asher #73 door handle to door handle to finish third at the checkers, leaving Asher to place fourth.  The hard charger would be Yancy Shepard #20y of Smithville Missouri, coming from a twelfth starting position to round out the nights top five.  Heat race winners included Cory Crapser #07, Chad Clancy #21c, Truman Asher #73, and Jake Richards #7j.  The B-Feature winner was Mike Higley #11.

The Major League Bowhunter USMTS Modifieds took to the 3/8 mile of dirt in fine fashion.  Pole sitter and heat race winner Rodney Sanders #20, from Happy Texas, was the night’s big winner.  Sanders would jump out to a big lead only to see the lead evaporate in the late stages as #33z, of New Sharon Iowa’s, Zack VanderBeek would charge through the pack only to run out of laps and settle for the runner up position.  With great racing throughout the entire field Stormy Scott #20r, of Las Cruces New Mexico, would find I-35 Speedway to his liking and charge to the third finishing position.  Osceola Nebraska’s own Dylan Smith #95 fresh off an earlier heat race win would battle another heat race winner in John Allen #98, from Chanute Kansas.  Both Allen and Smith would drive their hearts out with Smith gaining the advantage to claim fourth leaving Allen to fifth.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank the USMTS and Iron Man classes for an exciting night of racing action.  We hope to see everyone next week for more exciting “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

Thanks Race Fans, You’re the Best!

USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Mods in action for Iron Man Challenge clashes at Bloomfield Friday, Winston Saturday

April 26th, 2014

BLOOMFIELD, Iowa — USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods will share the spotlight this weekend when the Iron Man Challenge invades the Mountain Dew Bloomfield Speedway in Bloomfield, Iowa, and I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo., on Friday and Saturday, April 25-26.

The winner of the USRA Stock Car main event each night will pocket $750 and drivers taking the green flag in the main event get no less than $100.

USRA B-Mods will be battling for a top prize of $600 and $75 to start both nights.

Leading the charge for the USRA Stock Cars are three drivers that epitomize the best of the best in the full-fendered division.

Tom Schmitt of Independence, Iowa, is a two-time USRA Stock Car national champion and the 2012 Iron Man champ.

With wins at the Humboldt (Kan.) Speedway and Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., he is two-for-two this season and leads the standings coming into this weekend.

Behind Schmitt, former USRA Hobby Stock and USRA Stock Car national champion Mitch Hovden of Decorah, Iowa, lurks in second after taking runner-up honors behind Schmitt in both of this years contests.

Steve Jackson of Polk City, Iowa, who garnered two IMCA Stock Car national titles and five Super Nationals wins before stepping up to the USRA Stock Cars, sits third in the standings.

Logan Martins three top-five finishes during King of America IV at the Humboldt Speedway in March puts the youngster from West Plains, Mo., atop the USRA B-Mod standings.

Current USRA B-Mod national points leader Jake Richards of Edwardsville, Kan., is second while Ethan Isaacs of Bonner Springs, Kan., is third with a swarm of drivers close behind.

At Bloomfield on Friday, adult tickets are $17, kids ages 7-14 are $5 and children 4 and under are free. Pit passes are $35. Coupons good for $2 off adult admission can be found at Casey&#x2019;s General Stores locations in Bloomfield, Eldon and three in Ottumwa on Friday.

The pits will open at 4 p.m., grandstands and concessions open at 5, hot laps are at 6:30 and the first green flag is slated to wave at 7 p.m.

The Mountain Dew Bloomfield Speedway is located 1.0 mile west of Bloomfield on US 63/SR 2, then 0.8 mile north on CR J40 (at the Davis County Fairgrounds). For more information call 641-664-2500 or 660-216-0871 or check out www.racedirtbloomfield.com on
the World Wide Web.

At the I-35 Speedway on Saturday, adults get in the grandstands for $17, kids ages 6-12 are $6 and children 5 and under are admitted free of charge. Pit passes are $35. Coupons good for $2 off adult admission can be found at Casey&#x2019;s General Stores locations in Cameron, Gallatin and Maysville.

Pits open at 4 p.m., grandstands open at 5, hot laps begin at 6:30 and racing starts at 7 p.m. The TrackSide Bar & Grill is open before, during and after the races. The I-35 Speedway is a located 10 miles north of Cameron on SR 6 (exit 64). For more information, call the track at 660-749-5317 or visit www.i-35speedway.net online.

Entry fees each night for the USRA Stock Cars are $25 for licensed USRA drivers or $35 for non-licensed driver. USRA B-Mod entry fees are $20 for licensed or $30 for non-licensed.

In addition to earning valuable points toward the Iron Man Challenge championship, drivers in both classes will also earn national points in the USRA Weekly Racing Series.

Mitch Hovden is the defending Iron Man Challenge USRA Stock Car champion while Cory Crapser of Chippewa Falls, Wis., captured the 2013 title for the USRA B-Mods. 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.

Larry McFee Trucking Night at the Races

April 22nd, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tompkins Industries Night at the Races

April 16th, 2014

Grand National action got the exciting night of racing at I-35 Speedway started off right as they went green to white to checkers in their feature. The Moose was truly loose on this night of racing as Houston Johnson #97 would dominate both the heat race and the feature, for his first victory of this young 2014 season. Racing action followed suit behind “The Moose” as veteran drivers Buz Kaster #54 and Don Marrs #9 would use the entire race to settle second and third. When the checkers dropped Kaster would finish second, holding Marrs to place third. “The Sensation” Austin Johnson #98 would charge from the back of the back to place fourth, while Marty “Biggen” Powell #9p would round out the top five.

USRA Hobby Stocks would see the #34 of Mich Ross pick up victory number two this season after winning his heat race earlier in the night. Billie Hoover #21h would finish a close second and Gary Ainsworth #83 third.

A familiar face was back in victory lane as #57 Randy Ainsworth would battle every lap to win the USRA B-Modified feature. Doug Keller #7k would try Ainsworth high and low both yet come up just a little short on every attempt, only to fade late and settle for a fourth place finish. Yancy Shepard #20y would be the hard charger of the event, making a late race challenge for the lead but could not overtake Ainsworth. Shepard would hold off Chad Clancy #21c to place second forcing Clancy to third. As always #17x of Clint Baker was in the mix for the lead and would cruise to a solid fifth place finish. Heat race winners were Randy Ainsworth, Doug Keller, Chad Clancy, and Clint Baker.

In true form the USRA Stock Cars never disappoint, with the two winningest drivers at I-35 Speedway battling again for a feature win. Heat race winner Thomas Roberts #65x would lead every lap on the way to picking up the feature victory. Fellow heat race winner Dean Wray #77 would challenge Roberts nearly every turn of every lap to end the night in second place. Battle of the two purple machines witnessed Jake Cameron #86c finish third, and Richard Moulton #18 fourth. The racing lady Tracy Summers #75 found the 3/8 mile of dirt to her liking to post a solid fifth place finish.

USRA Modifieds witnessed an epic battle with five drivers all vying for the top spot. When the smoke had cleared and the checkers dropped Dennis Elliott #29 would pick up win number two for the 2014 racing season. Matt Gilbertson #23x, all the way from Minnesota, would lead early as he tried to hold off the onslaught of competitors with the likes of Elliott, Jim Hopkins, Ryan Schaffer, Trevor Hunt, Zach Sanders, David Wood, and Bud Wilson. Jim Hopkins would develop mechanical issues leaving Elliott and Gilbertson to battle it out for the lead. The second place finisher of Zach Sanders #69, starting rear of the field, would use late race cautions to move Gilbertson to third. Recovering from an earlier race mishap young gun Trevor Hunt #99h would get around Ryan Schaffer #r21 to finish fourth, leaving Schaffer fifth. Heat race winners included Jeff Smith #29s and Matt Gilbertson #23x.

Making their first appearance at I-35 Speedway Non-Wing Sprint car driver John Helm #12 would find his way to victory lane. Kenny Potter #55 would challenge often but could not get by the speedy Helm and would place second. Chris Parkinson #65 would race his way to finish third as Josh Stephens #09 would be fourth. Heat race winner Bob Thoman #27 would round out the nights top five.

Intermission activities for the night witnessed heated action in the “Stinky Foot Races” with all competitors being declared winners. Two I-35 Speedway drivers took the “Plunge for Landon” as Thomas Roberts, orange shorts and all, and Tony Layne would jump in the freezing water for a great cause. Thanks guys!

I-35 Speedway would like to send out special Thanks for your generosity in helping the Tony and Liz Manley family recover from their house fire earlier in the week. We invite everyone back next week for what promises to be another great night of USRA racing action on Larry McFee Trucking Night at the Races. Show-Me Vintage racers will also be on hand as we turn back the clock for the days of old and visit memory lane as they take to the dirt. Intermission activity will witness two lucky fans play pin the ribbon on the race car on the front straightaway. Be sure to mark your calendars for Saturday, April 26th as the USMTS invades I-35 Speedway. See everyone next week for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

Johnson Ridge Development Night at the Races

April 6th, 2014

Making the pull from Shawnee Kansas “The Alien” Don Marrs #9 would take full advantage of a pole position starting spot in the Grand National class to lead every lap on his way to victory in both the heat race and the feature. After leading in the heat race and developing mechanical problems, “The Sensation” Austin Johnson #98 would recover from a last place starting position and charge his way to a second place finishing position. Week one feature winner Buz Kaster #54 would hold off the hard charge by Houston Johnson #97 to place third and fourth respectively. In his first race this 2014 racing season Marty Powell #9p would finish a solid fifth.

USRA Hobby Stocks were low in number yet high in quality as the front two cars would battle side by side on every lap. Billie Hoover #21h would lead all but the last ninety feet as 2014 track champion Mich Ross #34 would pick up the win on the last turn causing Hoover to settle for second. Newcomer to the hobby stock class Gary Ainsworth #83 would come home third.

Back with a vengeance the #7k of Doug Keller would battle his way to the front of the pack in the USRA B-Mod’s to claim victory. Keller and Jeremy Pittsenbarger #32p would swap the lead throughout most of the race, entertaining all race fans in attendance. Pittsenbarger would be forced into second as he held off week one winner Chad Clancy #21c, who would place third. Up and comer #11c of Chad “Lead-foot” Feather would mount another impressive run as he, still celebrating his Border War bonus, would end the night in fourth place. Jacob Bleess #21, all the way from Minnesota, would find the 3/8 mile of dirt to his liking and round out the night’s top five.

Two familiar faces would battle again for the top spot in the always competitive USRA Street Stock. “Hollywood” Dean Wray #77 would jump out to an early lead setting a blistering pace only to see the lead disappear as the #65x of Thomas Roberts would earn the nights top spot. Wray would challenge Roberts often yet would have to settle for second place. “Big” Jeff Dixon #88 from a sixth starting spot would show poise and patience as he raced his way to third place. Jake Cameron and Richard Mouton the two purple machines would battle it out for fourth and fifth, with Cameron #86c claiming the fourth spot and Mouton #18 fifth.

Starting on the pole and leading every lap Zach Sanders #69 never looked back and ran a flawless race for his first victory of the 2014 season in the USRA A-Mod’s. Kassum Minnesota’s own Darwin Karau #23 would make his presence felt, charging from a fourth row outside starting position to finish in second place. Karau would battle past the third place finisher of Trevor Hunt #99h, with fellow Minnesotan Lucas Schott #69x finishing fourth. Second week with great racing action witnessed week one winner Dennis Elliott #29 recover from an early race mishap to finish a strong fifth.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all of our loyal fans for braving Mother Nature and enjoying great racing action. The Hula-Hoops were swinging with all participants declared winners and receiving a trophy. Please join us next week as we invite the Non-Wing Sprint Cars to the 3/8 mile as well as stinky foot races during Intermission. Come and witness drivers taking the “Plunge for Landon” to help raise money for a good cause. Look forward to seeing each and every one again for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best” at I-35 Speedway.

McCarthy Auto Group Opening Night at I-35 Speedway

March 30th, 2014

As the 2014 racing season kicks off the Grand Nationals took to the near perfect 3/8 mile of dirt.  After winning his heat race, and leading every lap of a green to checkered feature; Buz Kaster #54 proved he still has what it takes to find victory lane.  Buz was challenged every lap by Austin Johnson #98, until Austin’s hood flew up impairing his vision and hopes of winning.  Austin would hold off a hard charging younger brother Houston Johnson #97 for second, leaving Houston third. While Dave Petty Jr. #46, would suffer mechanical issues rendering him fourth.

USRA Hobby Stocks witnessed the return of the #7b, 2012 track champion Eric Stanton.  Stanton would lead every lap of the heat race as well as every lap of the feature in route to claiming the night’s top spot.  2013 track champion Mich Ross #34 would challenge early only to fade late and settle for second place.  Jeremy Turner #55L would race his way to a solid third, and Gary Ainsworth #83 would finish fourth.

Putting on an exciting show of racing ability, the USRA B-Mod’s would not disappoint those in attendance.  Chad Feather #11c, after winning his heat race, would use an outside front-row starting position to take the early lead.  Feather would drive a near flawless race until a late race slip coming off turn four with three laps to go would move him to a solid second place finish.  Chad Clancy #21c, also a heat race winner, was waiting patiently for that one mistake to make his move.  Once Feather slipped high that was all Clancy needed to capitalize and win the feature.  Jim Cameron #96c would hold off the always racy Randy Ainsworth #57, as they would finish third and fourth respectively.  Clint Baker #17x was looming in the shadows the whole race for his opportunity to pounce, only to be held to a solid fifth place finish.

In the always competitive USRA Stock Cars two familiar faces were seen dueling until the bitter end.  Thomas Roberts #65x would use the momentum from a heat race win to propel him to an early feature lead.  Roberts would hold off the challenge of Dean Wray and John Crews, until mechanical problems forced him to the pits.  Once Roberts relinquished the lead, 2013 track champion Dean Wray #77 took full advantage on his way to victory.  John Crews #12c had an outstanding night by winning his heat race and placing second in the feature.  Joe Zadina #3 would charge from the back of the pack to place third.  Richard Moulton and Jeff Dixon would battle nearly every lap, with the #18 of Moulton fourth and the #88 of Dixon rounding out the top five.

With a locked and loaded USRA Modified field the action was fast and furious from start to finish.  After post-race inspection, Dennis Elliott #29 was declared the winner.  Elliott would hold off the charging young gun Trevor Hunt #99H to second, with Shad Badder #73B third.  Aaron Marrant #34A would run up front early only to fade to a fourth place finish.  Zach Sanders #69 would win his heat race then recover in the feature from a spin in turn four to place a solid fifth.  Other heat race winners included Ryan Schaffer #R21 and Terry Schultz #90.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all of our great and loyal fans for braving Mother Nature’s chill and spending their Saturday evening with us.  Next week promises to be even more exciting as the great USRA racing action continues.  Reminding everyone to break out those Hula-Hoops and get ready for great family fun and more “Dirt Track Racin’ at its Best”.

See you there!

I-35 Speedway Announces Pay Increase for A-Mods

March 6th, 2014

I-35 Speedway announces an exciting pay increase for the weekly A-Mods when 15 or more racecars are entered in their class. Pay will never be cut from last season, if 14 or less are entered, but will be increased if 15 or over are entered (please see pay chart below). Not only will the pay increase to win, if 15 or more are entered, minimum to start the feature will be $100. Now there is more incentive than ever: Pay increase for 15 or more cars in A-mod Class, and the Border War payout of $75 for the highest placing, $50 for second highest placing, and $25 for third highest placing which compete at both Lakeside and I-35 Speedways. Owners Mike and Kyle Johnson invite everyone to come on out Saturday Nights as continuous improvements are being made to make I-35 the best family entertainment race track. Please join us for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best” I-35 Speedway

I-35 Speedway to sanction four USRA classes in 2014

November 10th, 2013

WINSTON, Mo. — The I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo., has joined the ranks of its sister track, Lakeside Speedway, for United States Racing Association (USRA) sanctioned racing competition for the upcoming 2014 season.

The track will feature USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Mods, USRA Stock Cars and USRA Hobby Stocks, along with non-sanctioned Grand Nationals and Midwest Lightning Sprints at the 3/8-mile semi-banked dirt oval which boasts &#x2018;Dirt Trackin&#x2019; At Its Best.&#x2019;

&#x201c;We have strived from the beginning of owning this track to improve the facility for the fans and racers, making I-35 Speedway the best Saturday night venue around,&#x201d; said co-owner Mike Johnson. &#x201c;We&#x2019;re very happy with our relationship with USRA, and USRA offers a fantastic insurance policy and higher guaranteed points funds for our drivers.&#x201d;

Special events are being planned for the 2014 season that will focus on fan interaction for kids both young and old.

With both I-35 and Lakeside Speedways utilizing the same rules next season, the husband-and-wife team added that fans can look forward to a return of the &#x201c;Border War&#x201d; with specific details to follow at a later date.

Just last week, the Johnsons announced that USRA sanctioning was returning to Lakeside in 2014 with the addition of the USRA Stock Car class.

The USRA Stock Cars and B-Mods are not strangers to the I-35 Speedway. The track has hosted at least one USRA Iron Man Challenge event every year since 2010.

The I-35 Speedway is a 3/8-mile semi-banked dirt oval located 10 miles north of Cameron on SR 6 (exit 64). For more information on special events, ticket information or sponsorship, call 816-365-7592 or visit www.i-35speedway.net online.

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.

I-35 Speedway Announces USRA Sanctioning for 2014

November 6th, 2013

I-35 Speedway has joined the ranks of its sister track, Lakeside Speedway, for United States Racing Association (USRA) sanction racing competition for the upcoming 2014 season. The track will feature USRA Modified, USRA B-Modified, USRA Street Stock, and USRA Hobby Stock, along with Grand Nationals and Midwest Lightning Sprints. Mike and Kyle Johnson have strived from the beginning of owning this track to improve the facility for the fans and racers, making I-35 Speedway the best Saturday Night venue around. For the racer, USRA racing offers a larger insurance policy ($100,000) and a higher point fund. Special events have been planned throughout the 2014 season that will focus on fan interaction for kids both young and old. With both I-35 and Lakeside Speedways utilizing the same rules there will be a return of the “Border War” with specific details to follow at a later date. So please stay tuned to our Website and Facebook page for more information. We look forward to seeing all of our loyal fans back next year for more “Dirt Trackin’ At Its Best”.

Third Annual McCarthy Auto Group Show-Me Spectacular

October 16th, 2013

Hobby Stocks were the first to tackle the 3/8 mile of dirt as the Show-Me Spectacular got underway.  Starting from the outside of row one the familiar face of Lee Farmer #17f never looked back on his way to claiming the nights top spot.  Although Farmer would lead every lap he was challenged often by the #4c of Curt Reed who would place second.  Scott Treadwell #9t9 would battle side by side with 2013 track champion Mich Ross #34, with Treadwell placing third and Ross placing fourth.  Tyson Overton #42t, after picking up the heat race win, would round out the nights top five. The other heat race winner was Troy Phillips #66t.

In a caution plagued feature the Stock Cars would see the 2013 track champion Dean Wray #77 drive his way to victory from a pole starting spot.  The best racing of the feature was between Gene Stigall #20 and Shane Florence #41, as they swapped positions on the track almost every lap.  Stigall would gain advantage to finish second as he would hold Florence to third.  Greg Keuhn #6x would avoid all of the on track altercations to finish fourth as Shawn Lee #4d would place fifth.  Heat race winners included Gene Stigall #20, Jake Cameron #86c, and Shane Florence #41.

Bringing new faces to the track and racing for the $1000 paycheck the B-Modifieds did not disappoint.  Gene Claxton #42, who is no stranger to victory lane with over 350 feature wins to his credit, would use a front row starting position to lead every lap on his way to victory.  Claxton was challenged early and often by young gun Shadren Turner #17 and Mike Higley #11.  Turner would fall just a little short to finish second, with Higley strong third.  Clint Baker #17x, who came from a sixth row inside starting position, would charge his way through the pack to place fourth as he took the checkered flag sideways.  Bud Wilson driving car #76 would round out the top five.  Heat race winners were Matt Dorssom #3d, Clint Baker #17x, Gene Claxton #42, and Jeremy Pittsenbarger #32p; B-feature winner was Yancy Shepard #20t.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all of our loyal fans for a great 2013 racing season.  We witnessed repeat track champions as well as first time track champions as the racing season came to an end.  We would like to invite everyone back next year for a better and more exciting 2014 racing season.  So please join us next year for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

I-35 Speedway 2013 Point Championships Conclude

October 4th, 2013

I-35 Speedway would like to thank our loyal fans for all their continued support on this exciting 2013 racing season.  Mother Nature reared her ugly head last weekend causing the point championship finale to be canceled as the track racing surface could not be prepared.  Please mark your calendars for the third annual McCarthy Auto Group Show-Me Spectacular that will take place on October 12th 2013.  Running that night will be Sport-Mods, Street Stocks, and Hobby Stocks; with Sport-Mods paying $1000 to the winner.  We will also be recognizing the top three Point Champions in each division on the front stretch during Intermission on this exciting night.

I-35 Speedway would like to congratulate our Point Champions in each division on a great year of thrilling racing.

Grand National Point Champion:

Champion: “The Sensation, Awesome” Austin Johnson #98

Runner-up: “The Moose is Loose” Houston Johnson #97

3rd Place: “The Bud Man” Bud Wilson #75

IMCA Street Stock:

Champion: “Deano” Dean Wray #77

Runner-up: “Bad” Brad Whitney #x9

3rd Place: “The Hulk” Jake Cameron #86c

IMCA Sport-Mods:

Champion: Randy Ainsworth #57

Runner-up: “Ole Highside” Jeremy Pittsenbarger #32p

3rd Place: “The Man of Steele” Josh Steele #94j

IMCA Hobby Stocks:

Champion: “The Picture of Consistency” Mich Ross #34

Runner-up: “Crazy” Kenny Champ #3

3rd Place: “Spiderman” Bryce Whitney #x9

IMCA Modifieds:

Champion: “Superman” Steven Glenn #26s

Runner-up: “The Red-Headed Fire-Ball” John Hanson #2h

3rd Place: “Mr. Excitement” Jim Cameron #96c

Midwest Lightning Sprints:

Champion: Tony Layne #71

Runner-up: Tom Brown #b20

3rd Place: Greg Black #53

Each and every driver at I-35 Speedway gave their all this entire racing season to make this the best year ever.  Congratulations again to all of our point champions on this great accomplishment and we look forward to even a better 2014 racing season.  We would like to thank Kyle and Mike Johnson for all their endless work and efforts in making I-35 Speedway the premier family oriented racing facility.  We are counting down the days to the 3rd Annual Show-Me Spectacular on October 12th 2013 as we feature Sport-Mods, Street Stocks, and Hobby Stocks; along with a ceremony for our track champions.  So please join us for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

Missouri Organic Night at the Races

September 23rd, 2013

Grand Nationals got the action underway at I-35 Speedway as young Houston “The Moose” Johnson #97 used a front row outside starting spot to race his way to victory.  Houston was challenged early by older brother and heat race winner “Awesome” Austin Johnson #98, who would develop mechanical problems and slip to the fourth finishing spot.  “The Moose” would lead every lap and hold off the late charge of “The Alien” Don Marrs #9, who would place a close second.  “Biggin” Marty Powell #9p would rally late to finish the night in a solid third place.

Midwest Lightning Sprints would crown a new point champion on this special night of racing action.  Bobby Layne #01 would lead every lap on his way to winning the nights feature.  Heat race winner Luke McGee #13 would be forced to settle for second place.  The newly crowned 2013 Midwest Lightning Sprints Points Champion Tony Layne #71 would race his way to finish third, as Ken Brown #10 would place fourth and Greg Black #53 fifth.

As always the IMCA Stock Car class would put on the feature of the night, as the two heat race winners would battle bumper to bumper the entire race with “The Hulk” Jake Cameron #86c edging Greg Keuhn #6x by a mere car length at the line to take the feature victory.  Keuhn would finish a strong second, with point leader Dean Wray #77 third.  Brad Whitney #x9 and Gene Stigall #20 would race hard with Whitney finishing fourth and Stigall settling for fifth.

With cautions plaguing the early goings of the IMCA Sport Mod feature several cars would find the pits and not return to racing action.  When the smoke had cleared a familiar face found victory lane for the third time this 2013 racing season.  “Old Highside” Jeremy Pittsenbarger #32p would pick up the feature victory while holding off the hard charge of second place finisher Mitch Booher #22b.  Josh Barnes #52j starting from the outside of the front row would race Mathew Webb #51x to finish third, holding Webb to fourth.  Caleb Dennis #11 would recover from an early race encounter to round out the top five.  Heat Race winners included Josh Barnes #52J, Josh Steele #94J, and Randy Ainsworth #57.

Newcomer to the IMCA Hobby Stock class Scott Treadwell #9t9 would taste victory for the very first time.  Treadwell would win a heat race making the statement that he was a contender on this night.  Lee Farmer #17f would take the lead with three laps to go only to have lap traffic come into play allowing Treadwell to capitalize with the win moving Farmer to second.  Point leader and other heat race winner Mich Ross #34 would storm to the front from a third row inside starting spot to place third.  Tyson Overton #42t would finish fourth as he and Josh Adkins #15 would battle to the line, with Adkins fifth.

IMCA Modifieds saw Jim Peeler #92p jump out to an early lead from an outside front row starting position.  Peeler would lead most of the race until Bud Wilson #75 would use turns three and four to perfection on his way to pick up the feature win.  Wilson was challenged by Buz Kaster #54, who would run out of laps and finish second.  Peeler would finish a strong third, as John Hanson #2h would place fourth.  Johnny McGinnis #10 would again show his consistent ways by finishing solid fifth.  Heat race winners were Shawn Lee #4d and Bud Wilson #75.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all of our loyal fans for coming out to enjoy this great night of racing action.  Intermission witnessed our first ever “Worn out tire race” with ten kids racing down the front straight while pushing an old tire.  Fun was had by all with trophies going to all those who participated.  We would like to invite everyone back next week for Championship Night at the Races.  We will be crowning track champions in all divisions with special recognition by the flag stand.  So come one and all next Saturday Night for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

Winner’s Circle Awards Night at the Races

September 16th, 2013

Grand Nationals kicked the racing excitement off with a bang as Bud Wilson #75 would jump out to an early lead. Eight laps into the feature while coming off turn four mechanical problems for Wilson would force him to slow on the track. Second place contender Don Marrs #9 would take evasive action leaving Austin Johnson #98, who was in a very close battle for second, nowhere to go as he and Wilson would collide down the front stretch. Both Austin Johnson’s and Bud Wilson’s cars would receive heavy damage while both drivers would be okay. After the track was cleared and racing resumed Don Marrs #9 would find himself in victory lane with Houston Johnson #97 second. Bud Wilson would place third and heat race winner Austin Johnson would finish fourth.

Midwest Lightning Sprints returned to I-35 Speedway with the familiar face of Bobby Layne #01 claiming the features top spot. Ken Billings #85 would hold off the hard charge of Mike Trent #49t to finish second, leaving Trent third. Tony Layne #71 would lead early only to fade to the fourth spot with Luke McGee #13 fifth. Heat race winner was Mark Billings #51.

IMCA Stock Cars lived up to their usual high standards with heat race winner “Big” Jeff Dixon #88 making it three feature victories in a row. Dixon was challenged every lap by the #6x of Greg Keuhn, who would finish a strong second. A blanket could be thrown over third through fifth in a caution free feature with; Jake Cameron #86c third, Kevin Anderson #417 fourth, and point leader Dean Wray #77 rounding out the top five.

IMCA Sport Mods would not disappoint as point leader and heat race winner Randy Ainsworth #57 would claim the feature victory. Ainsworth would run second as other heat race winner Josh Steele #94j would set a blistering pace until mechanical problems forced him to the pits, leaving Ainsworth in the lead. Clint Baker #17x would charge to the front from a tenth starting spot to place second. The third heat race winner Mitch Booher #22b would hold off a very fast Lynn Starry #54 to place third as Starry would record an impressive fourth. Gangster Racing Mike “The Baby-face” Nelson #95 would make his presence felt using the ford horsepower to claim the fifth spot.

“Mr. Burnout” Lee Farmer #17f returned to I-35 Speedway in fine fashion picking up the feature win in the IMCA Hobby Stock class. New point leader Mich Ross #34 would battle his way from a back row starting position to place second, while Tyson Overton #42t would finish third. Heat race winner and one time leader Billie Hoover #21h would have contact forcing him to the rear, only to make a dramatic comeback to place fourth moving David Truskett #83 to fifth.

IMCA Modified point leader Steven Glenn #26s would increase his already impressive point lead by adding another victory on Winner’s Circle Awards Night at the Races. Buz Kaster would lead early, slip slightly in turn four, and pilot car #54 to a second place finish. Fellow veteran race driver Johnny McGinnis #10 would charge towards the front challenging Kaster in the late stages only to finish third. Jim Peeler #92p and John Hanson #2h would race side by side to the finish, with Peeler edging Hanson by mere feet at the line, to finish fourth with Hanson fifth. Heat race winners included John Hanson and Buz Kaster.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all their loyal fans for their continued support. We would also like to thank our A-Mod and Grand National drivers for participating in the Intermission Water Balloon Fight in the infield. Fun was had by all on this great night of racing. We invite everyone back to I-35 Speedway next week 9/21/2013 as we will have our regular IMCA classes along with Grand Nationals and Midwest Lightning Sprints. Intermission entertainment will feature 8-12 year olds who wish to participate in an “Old Tire Race” down the front stretch. Eight participants will be randomly drawn to race our old tires with all those involved receiving a trophy. Sign-up for this event will be at the main entrance for kids ages 8-12 being eligible. So come one and come all for this great night of racing and family fun as we enjoy more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

Q-Country 92.7 Open Night at I-35 Speedway

September 10th, 2013

Kicking things off on Open Night at the Races were the Grand Nationals, Bud Wilson #75 took the lead early and never looked back on his way to victory lane, winning both heat race and feature event. Don Marrs #9 would challenge early, only to settle for second place. Houston Johnson #97 would finish third while older brother Austin Johnson #98 would round out the nights top four.

Back to I-35 Speedway on Q-Country 92.7 Open Night was the always exciting Show-Me Vintage Racers. Vintage driver Jim Clevenger #22, at the young age of 75, picked up the feature win in the Vintage class. Brian “Bump” Strong driving #7 this week would charge late only to settle for second. Newcomer to I-35 Speedway and the Show-Me Vintage class Jimmy Smith #03 would impress all with a solid third place finish. Dave Baldwin #4 would lead early, after winning the heat race, but would fade late to finish fourth with Michael Snedeger #711 fifth.

As the broken record goes the Stock Car Class never ceases to amaze the fans with great, side by side, close racing. Throw a blanket over the top five at any time as “Big” Jeff Dixon #88 would use a high line to his advantage to pick up the feature win. Heat race winner and one time leader “Racin” Jason Estes #99.7 would battle back after an early race encounter to finish a close second. Jerry Schmitt #11x would also lead early only to be overcome by the top two cars to place third, with Jeremy Curless #33 fourth. Jay Barnes #19 drove a smooth race to round out the feature’s top five. The other heat race winner was “The Hulk” Jake Cameron #86c.

Open Night witnessed seventeen Sport/B-Modifieds take to the 3/8 mile of dirt. “Father Time” Gene Claxton #42 seems to get better with age as he added another victory to his already impressive record of wins. Chasing Claxton to the line to finish second saw “Wild Child” Nic Hanes #9h come from the back of the pack. Ronnie Miller #76 would dodge a major altercation on the front straight to finish a solid third holding off the hard charge of “Marine Tough” Clint Baker #17x who would place fourth. Wes Bestgen #15b, who ran second for much of the race, would develop mechanical issues on the last lap to fade to fifth. Heat race winners were Gene Claxton #42, Travis Walker #71, and Clint Baker #17x.

Hobby Stock driver Mich Ross #34 continues to dominate I-35 Speedway making it four feature wins in a row. Lee Farmer #17f who would run second to Ross throughout the race would spin on the last lap in turn four, which opened the door for Billie Hoover #21h to capitalize and finish second. Scott Treadwell #9t9 would also slip by and place third, moving Farmer to finish fourth. Heat race winner David Truskett #83 would round out the feature’s top five.

Open Modifieds would complete the night’s events, with heavy hitters in the top five spots. “Sir” Issac Dotson #67d would use an outside row one starting spot and never look back as he would drive away with the victory. “Big Daddy” Dennis Elliott #29 would hold off the impressive high side charge of Tim Setzer #51 to finish second, holding Setzer to third. Darren Shaw #11 would battle Zach Sanders #69 lap after lap to place fourth, with Sanders fifth. Heat race winners included Zack Sanders #69, Darren Shaw #11, and Jeff Marriott #56.

I-35 Speedway Thanks all of our loyal fans for coming out for Q-Country 92.7 Open Night at the Races. The Hula-Hoop contest witnessed Alexis Lopez defeat twin sister Alyssa Lopez by one Hula-Hoop. Fun was had and trophies were received by all participants. Intermission entertainment also consisted of the Cha-Cha Slide down front, with some great dancing action. We invite everyone back next week, as we will bring back “Water Balloon Dodge-ball” and NASCAR trivia during Intermission. IMCA classes will be back in action as the point battles continue at I-35 Speedway “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

MotorcycleCloseout.com Night At the Races

September 3rd, 2013

Bud Wilson driving car #75 for Johnson Racing was back in true form winning the Grand National feature event. Wilson lead every lap on his way to claiming the nights top spot, holding off the hard charging fifteen year old Austin Johnson #98 who would place second. Third place would go to younger Houston Johnson #97 as Marty Powell #9p would experience mechanical issues to place fourth. Heat race winner Don Marrs #9 would also experience mechanical problems to finish the night in fifth.

Show-Me Vintage Racers returned to I-35 Speedway eight strong to put on a great feature event. “Big” Mike McDowell #24 would use a front row starting position to his advantage, leading every lap in route to pick up his first ever feature win. Damon Clevenger #6 would challenge McDowell every lap of the way only to have to settle for second place. Brian “Bump” Strong #711, fresh off a heat race win, would finish third; with Dave Baldwin #4 finishing fourth. Rounding out the top five for the evening’s event was Darren Shore #9x. Other heat race winner for the Show-Me Vintage Racers was Jim Snedeger #155.

IMCA Stock Cars witnessed “Big” Jeff Dixon #88 get the horn and bring home the trophy. Dixon would hold off the Ford horsepower of Jake Cameron #86c, who would place second. Newcomer to the track Jim Powell Jr. #20p would battle his way through the pack from a fourth row outside starting spot to claim third. Bruce Fair #44f would race point leader Dean Wray #77 door handle to door handle almost the entire race to place fourth, leaving Wray fifth. Heat race winners were Gene Stigall #20 and Jeff Dixon.

The youth movement in the IMCA Sport Mod class was alive and well at I-35 Speedway. First time winner Anthony Asher #37 would drive a near flawless race on his way to McCarthy Auto-Group victory lane. Asher would hold off the hard charge of Mitch Booher #22b, who would repeat with a solid second place finish. Wes Bestgen #15b continues to show consistency finishing third and Jason Billups #33j would finish fourth. Josh Steele #94j would lead early only to fade late to place fifth. Heat race winners included Josh Barnes #52j and Tony Manley #3x.

The point battle continues to grow tighter in the IMCA Hobby Stocks as Mich Ross #34 would make it three wins in row. Ross would take the lead early and hold off point leader Kenny Champ #3. Going into the nights events only two points would separate Champ and Ross, when the smoke had settled only one point would separate the two drivers. Champ after winning the heat race would place second, as Billie Hoover #21h would power his way to third. Veteran driver David Truskett #83 would finish fourth, with Jeff Goepferich #5j would round out the top five.

IMCA Modifieds would go Green to White to Checkers, proving again the quality drivers that invade I-35 Speedway each and every Saturday night. John Hanson #2h would lead every lap until a lapped car would slide up in turn four, this would allow Darren Shaw #11 to make a gallant move to the inside and beat Hanson to the line. Shaw made the right move at the right time to pick up the feature win, moving Hanson to place second. Jim Cameron, driving the Starmer prepared #96c, would place a solid third; as Shane Lawson #17$ would finish an impressive fourth. “Old Guys Rule” Buz Kaster #54 would drive home fifth completing a night of great racing action. Heat race winners included Jim Cameron #96c and Shane Lawson #17$.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all of our loyal fans for braving the heat and joining us for a night of great family entertainment. Hope everyone enjoyed the water balloon dodge-ball and all the giveaways during Intermission. We invite everyone back next week as Intermission entertainment (back by popular demand) will feature the always exciting Hula-Hoops. Next Saturday night 9/07/2013 will be “Open Night” as no points will be awarded as other sanctioning rules will be allowed. So get those hips loose, Hula-Hoops ready, and prepare for more family fun and “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

Trenton Coca-Cola Night at the Races

August 27th, 2013

Racing excitement started as the Grand Nationals took to the 3/8 mile of dirt. Young sensation “Awesome” Austin Johnson #98 set the pace early to pick up the heat race win in route to claiming the nights top spot in the feature as well. Johnson would jump out to an early lead and was never truly challenged as they raced green to white to checkers. Bud Wilson #75 would charge late to pass Don Marrs #9 to place second as Marrs would slip to third. Houston Johnson #97 would struggle early but find the fast line late to place fourth.

Midwest Lightning Sprints point leader Tom Brown #b20, after losing an engine one week prior, was back in true form finding victory lane. Brown would battle Mike Trent #49t and Beau Heavelow #4 nearly every lap as Heavelow would finish second and Trent third. Luke McGee #13 would hold off the hard charge of veteran driver Bobby Layne #01 to place fourth, with Layne fifth. Heat race winners were feature victor Tom Brown and Mike Trent.

As usual the IMCA Stock Cars would put on a feature of epic proportions. Bruce Fair #44f would hold the lead until the last turn of the last lap as point leader Dean Wray #77 would edge Fair by a fender at the line to finish first, making Fair settle for second. Heat race winner “Big” Jeff Dixon #88 would battle Wray and Fair every inch of the way to come home in a solid third. Greg Keuhn #6x would contend for the lead early on to fade in the later laps to place fourth, as Jake Cameron #86c would round out the top five. The other heat race winner was Richard Moulton #18.

The IMCA Sport Mods would race clean and green with only one caution during the feature event. Mitch Booher #22b would jump from an outside front row starting spot to gain the early advantage leading almost every lap. Booher would slip high in turn four while taking the white flag which opened the door for point leader Randy Ainsworth #57 to capitalize and pick up the feature win. Booher would place an impressive second as Jeff Stotts #12 would make his presence felt with a solid third place run. Tony Manley #3x would hold off Jeremy Pittsenbarger #32p to finish fourth, with Pittsenbarger fifth. Heat race winners were Josh Steele #94j and Mitch Booher #22b.

For the second week in a row in the IMCA Hobby Stock class Mich Ross #34 would find his way to McCarthy Auto Group Victory Lane. After winning the heat race, Ross would hold off the challenge of Lee Farmer #17f and Kenny Champ #3, as a blanket could cover the top three at any given time during the feature. While coming to the checkers off turn four, both Farmer and Champ would spin. No contact between the two was made as Champ would maneuver his way to finish second and Farmer recovering to place third. Billie Hoover #21h would place fourth and David Truskett #83 would round out the nights top five.

Veteran drivers would rise to the top three spots in the IMCA Modifieds feature event. “Mr. Excitement” Jim Cameron would make it two feature wins in as many weeks, as he drove the Steve Starmer prepared #96c to victory circle. “Old Guys Rule” Buz Kaster #54 would make his way through the pack to place second, while fellow veteran driver Johnny McGinnis #10 would finish with an impressive third. Point leader Steven Glenn #26s would work the high line to finish fourth, with John Hanson #2h finishing fifth. Heat race winners included John Hanson #2h and Jim Cameron #96c.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank Trenton Coca-Cola for all the Intermission giveaway items provided. The kids and adults alike enjoyed catching the beautiful red Frisbees as Coca-Cola was enjoyed by all. We would like to thank all of our loyal race fans for coming out on a hot summer night to enjoy great racing action. Please join us back next week as we will witness more great racing action as Intermission will feature IMCA Sport Mod drivers participating in “Water Balloon Dodge-ball” on the front straightaway. So make those plans race fans to join us next week at I-35 Speedway for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

Veteran Drivers Rule on Seeburg Muffler Night at the Races

August 21st, 2013

The exception to the veteran driver’s domination on this night of racing action saw rookie contender Houston “The Moose” Johnson #97 pick up not only the heat race win but feature victory number two this season in the Grand National class.  Johnson was challenged every lap by mentor driver Bud Wilson #75 who would place second, with Don Marrs #9 finishing third.  Austin Johnson #98 would suffer mechanical problems to place fourth.

Back to I-35 Speedway for another round were the Midwest Lightning Sprints.  Returning to the track in great fashion witnessed veteran driver Bobby Layne #01 in victory circle.  Layne would take an early lead in the feature, after winning his heat race, and hold off the hard charge of second place finisher, and other heat race winner, Tony Layne #71.  Third place saw a raging battle between Mike Trent #49t and Mark Billings #51, with Trent claiming the third spot holding Billings to fourth.  Ken Brown #10 would charge through the pack to finish a solid fifth.

In the IMCA Street Stock class veteran driver and point leader Dean Wray #77 would charge from a back row starting position to pass all cars on his way to victory.  Wray would overtake one time leader, and heat race winner, Greg Keuhn #6x on a daring last corner of the last lap pass.  Keuhn would finish a very close second, while pole sitter Bruce Fair #44f would place a very solid third.  Aaron “Boo” Sauter #21a would hold off the hard charge of Jake Cameron #86c to finish fourth, with Cameron rounding out the top five. Other heat race winner was #88 of “Big” Jeff Dixon.

In a battle of attrition the IMCA Sport Mods saw I-35 Speedway point leader Randy Ainsworth #57 come from a fourth row outside starting spot to claim the victory.  Early feature leader and heat race winner Brandon Bouzek #75 drove a near flawless race on his way to an impressive second place finish.  Clint Baker #17x and Jason Billups #33j would battle every lap to the checkers as Baker would place third and Billups fourth.  Jeremy Pittsenbarger #32p would come from a rear of the field starting position to claim the night’s fifth place. Mitch Booher #22b was also a heat race winner.

Fireworks flew in the IMCA Hobby Stock feature as Mich Ross #34 claimed the checkers as the smoke cleared, not only in the heat race but in the feature as well.  Veteran driver David Truskett #83 would wheel his way to a second place finish, as Bryce Whitney #x9 would finish third.  After on track altercations #17f of Lee Farmer placed fourth and track point leader Kenny Champ #3 would finish fifth.

In the main event of the evening “Mr. Excitement” Jim Cameron #96c lived up to his nickname, driving the Steve Starmer prepared IMCA Modified to victory lane.  Cameron would lead every lap of the feature holding off an always fast “Reflection of Perfection” and heat race winner Cory Wray #69n, who would finish second.  Racing side by side for the third and fourth position witnessed Darren Shaw #11 and Steven Glenn #26s battle to the checkers, with Shaw gaining the edge to place third and point leader Glenn placing fourth.  Heat race winner John Hanson #2h would recover from an early race spin to finish in the fifth spot.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank Reaper Chassis, Little Red Kennel, W-W  Motorsports, and Shawn Lee Racing for donating the four bicycles that were given away during the night’s Intermission.  Winners of the bikes were Chloe Allen, Jacob Easley, Tunleigh Sheetz, and Tyson Corkins.  Congratulations to all these winners and please enjoy your new bikes.  Bicycle races were enjoyed by all and Winners Circle Awards donated trophies for the winners and medallions for all participants.  A special thanks to Nic Hanes driver of the Sport Mod #9h for donating a prize to the winner of the four and under group.  We would like to thank all bike racers as all are winners.  Post-Race entertainment, at no added expense, consisted of a live band performance, sponsored by track owners Mike and Kyle Johnson, of Outlaw Jim and the Whiskey Benders.

Next week we at I-35 Speedway invite all our great and loyal fans to wear the T-Shirt of their favorite driver, race team, race track, or NASCAR favorite as it will be “T-Shirt Night at the Races”.  We look forward to seeing each and everyone back next Saturday Night for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

Midwest Auto and Diesel Repair Night at the Races

August 13th, 2013

For the first time in years a Grand National driver picked up the Border Wars challenge by winning Lakeside Speedway in Kansas on Friday night and I-35 Speedways feature on Saturday night. Don Marrs #9 accomplished just that by winning both the heat race and the feature for the two race track weekend sweep. Marrs jumped out to an early lead in the feature and never looked back on his way to earning the night’s victory. Fishing behind Marrs was Bud Wilson #75 second, Austin Johnson #98 third, and Houston Johnson #97 rounding out the top four.

Back for another run at I-35 Speedway was the Midwest Lightning Sprints. Picking up his first win of the 2013 racing season on the 3/8 mile of dirt was Mark Billings #60e. Billings was challenged late by current MLS point leader Tom Brown #b20, who would go on to finish second in the feature after winning the heat race earlier. The always consistent #71 of Tony Layne drove a smooth race to place third. The battle of the Baxter’s witnessed son Luke Baxter #10b outlast father Rick Baxter #12b to finish fourth, moving the father Rick to fifth.

Excitement and action are always on display in the IMCA Stock Car division as “Big” Jeff Dixon #88 drove a flawless race on his way to victory lane. Dixon was challenged every lap by veteran racer Thomas Roberts #65x, who would try both high line and low line, yet was unable to pass Dixon settling for second place. Point Leader Dean Wray #77 would work traffic from a fifth row starting position to come home with another solid third place finish. Brad Whitney and Shawn Lee would battle side by side for fourth and fifth for nearly every lap, as the #x9 of Whitney would gain the edge to place fourth over the #4d of Lee, who would place fifth. Heat race winners included Dean Wray #77 and Greg Keuhn #6x.

A familiar face found McCarthy Auto Group Winner Circle as Nick “The Kid” Roberts #23jr would work the high side to perfection just squeezing by the always fast “Man of Steele”. Josh Steele #94j would pick up a heat race win, lead early in the feature, and place a solid second to Roberts. Point leader Randy Ainsworth #57 would finish a consistent third holding off the hard charge of heat race winner Tony Manley #3x who would end the race in fourth. Living up to his nickname “Mr. Highside” Jeremy Pittsenbarger would use the top groove of the track to bring the #32p home fifth. Heat race winners also included ‘Wild Child” Nic Hanes #9h.

IMCA Hobby Stock National Rookie of the Year point leader Kenny Champ #3 continued his hot streak in 2013, winning both heat race and feature. Mich Ross #34 would challenge Champ late only to fall short and finish second. Rookie driver Trinedy Barker #22b continues to impress by leading early yet would slip to a solid third place finish. Billie Hoover #21h would finish fourth holding off veteran driver David Truskett #83, who placed fifth.

Cory Wray #69n continues to be the car to beat in the IMCA Modified class at I-35 Speedway winning both heat race and feature. Challenging Wray throughout the event was second place finisher Darren Shaw #11. Heat race winner and point leader Steven Glenn #26s would recover from an early race mishap to place third. Newcomer to the track this 2013 season witnessed Shane Lawson #17$ have an impressive debut finishing fourth as John Hanson #2h would round out the top five.

I-35 Speedway fans were treated to Intermission entertainment as 19 of our great drivers competed in our first ever ‘Three-legged Race” on the front stretch. The Intermission race saw equipment failures, moving finish line, and great athletes giving their all. Winners of the race were Sport-Mod drivers Tony Manley #3x and Mike Nelson #95. Drivers then made their way to grandstands signing autographs and visiting with our great fans. We would like to thank the following drivers and crew member for their participation; Steven Glenn and Randy Smith, Tony Manley and Mike Nelson, Wes Bestgen and Jason Billups, Randy Ainsworth and Nick Roberts, Billie Hoover and Mich Ross, John Hanson and his crew chief Oldon, Brady Sensenich and Jeff Marriott, Josh Steele and Mitch Booher, and the trio of Austin Johnson, Houston Johnson and Bryce Whitney.

We welcome our entire loyal race fans back next week as we will feature “Kids Bike Races” during Intermission activities. Reminding parents and grand-parents alike that all children under the age of eight need to sign up at the front gate, as we will be giving away a girls bicycle and a boys bicycle. The drawing for the bicycles will follow the bike races during Intermission. So shine up, spice up, and get those racing juices flowing as we will have three bike classes competing based on age groups. Saturday Night’s racing will be regular admission prices as the concert has been postponed. We look forward to seeing each and every one at I-35 Speedway next Saturday Night for more “Dirt Track Racin’ at its Best”.

United States Modified Touring Series Invades I-35 Speedway

August 12th, 2013

WINSTON, Mo. — Stormy Scott was in the right place at the right time to take down the feature win Thursday night as the United States Modified Touring Series blasted into the I-35 Speedway for the second race in the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup. Riding third at the white flag, Scott entered the first turn tucked in closely behind Jeremy Payne and race-long leader Jason Hughes when the 2010 USMTS National Champion spun on the final lap.

As per USMTS rules, the car that brings about the caution flag and any others which make contact or cause the incident, must restart at the tail of the field. Officials determined that contact from Payne initiated Hughes’ spin, so both drivers had to start at the back of the pack for the green-white-checkered finish.

Scott was able to withstand pressure from Rodney Sanders over the final two orbits to score the victory and pocket $5,000 for his effort. Pole sitter Chris Brown finished a close third, with Lucas Schott passing a dozen drivers en route to a fourth-place finish and the Mesilla Valley Transportation Hard Charger Award.

Nine-time USMTS National Champion Kelly Shryock came from 11th on the starting grid to take fifth. Johnny Scott, Austin Siebert, Daniel Hilsabeck, Dereck Ramirez and Trevor Hunt rounded out the top 10. Hughes came back for an 11th-place finish. Payne headed to the pits before the final restart.

The win was Stormy Scott’s 17 of his career, breaking a tie with Payne and tying him with Sanders on the USMTS all-time wins list. His victory also propelled him to the top of the point’s standings where he now holds a 14-point advantage over his twin brother, Johnny.

Shryock moved up to third in the rankings while Hughes fell to fourth. Sanders is fifth, followed by Zack VanderBeek, Brown, Hunt, Payne and Schott in the top 10.

Also on tap for the great night of racing at I-35 Speedway were the exciting USRA Iron Man B-Mods. Early race action witnessed heat race winner Tony Manley #3x from Osborn, MO take the lead but fade in the later stages as Chase Austin #111 from Eldora, Kansas would find the front and hold off all challengers to pick up the feature win. Fourteen year old Shadren Turner #17 from St. Joseph, MO would battle his way to second place backing up his heat race win earlier in the evening as Troy Hovey #476 from Castalia, IA would have to settle for third. The two Chads would battle for fourth and fifth as Chad Feather #11c out of Kearney, MO would finish fourth and Chad Clancy #21c from Smithville, MO coming home fifth. Other heat race winners included Royce Stanley #57s from Kansas City, MO. and Jake Richards #4j out of Edwardsville, KS. B-Feature winners were Nic Hanes #9h from Trenton Mo. and Ryan Fullenkamp #10r of Bloomfield, IA.

The most exciting and competitive racing of the night featured the USRA Stock Cars as Winston Missouri’s Jake Cameron #86c would lead all but the last two feet of the feature. Steve Jackson #2j, from Polk City IA, would use the high line off turn four to edge Cameron at the line to pick up the feature win, moving Cameron to second. Mitch Hovden #15 of Decorah IA would back up his heat race win with a solid third place finish, as Tom Schmitt #18 from Independence IA would end the night fourth. Derrick Agee #14 of Moberly MO would back up a heat race win to round out the top five in the feature.

Stormy Scott third at the white flag, first to the checkered in controversial classic at I-35 Speedway

August 11th, 2013

WINSTON, Mo. Stormy Scott was in the right place at the right time to take down the feature win Thursday night as the United States Modified Touring Series blasted into the I-35 Speedway for the second race in the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup. Riding third at the white flag, Scott entered the first turn tucked in closely behind Jeremy Payne and race-long leader Jason Hughes when the 2010 USMTS National Champion spun on the final lap.

As per USMTS rules, the car that brings about the caution flag and any others which make contact or cause the incident must restart at the tail of the field. Officials determined that contact from Payne initiated Hughes spin, so both drivers had to start at the back of the pack for the green-white-checkered finish. Scott was able to withstand pressure from Rodney Sanders over the final two orbits to score the victory and pocket $5,000 for his effort. Polesitter Chris Brown finished a close third, with Lucas Schott passing a dozen drivers en route to a fourth-place finish and the Mesilla Valley Transportation Hard Charger Award.

Nine-time USMTS National Champion Kelly Shryock came from 11th on the starting grid to take fifth. Johnny Scott, Austin Siebert, Daniel Hilsabeck, Dereck Ramirez and Trevor Hunt rounded out the top 10. Hughes came back for an 11th-place finish. Payne headed to the pits before the final restart.

The win was Stormy Scotts 17 of his career, breaking a tie with Payne and tying him with Sanders on the USMTS all-time wins list. His victory also propelled him to the top of the points standings where he now holds a 14-point advantage over his twin brother, Johnny. Shryock moved up to third in the rankings while Hughes fell to fourth. Sanders is fifth, followed by Zack VanderBeek, Brown, Hunt, Payne and Schott in the top 10.

Friday will take the Best of the Best back to the Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., for the 35th time at the Whitworth family’s 3/8-mile clay oval. Hughes comes in with 10 wins in the 34 previous feature races, but Stormy Scott has been the hottest of late with four wins in his last six starts here.

Shryock is a six-time winner at Humboldt while two-time defending USMTS National Champion Ryan Gustin has three wins, including the King of America III Modified Nationals back in March.

Johnny Bone Jr. won the first USMTS race at ‘The Hummer’ on June 28, 2000. He and Johnny Scott are both two-time main event winners while Tim Donlinger, Jason Krohn, Jon Tesch, Steve Holzkamper, Sanders, William Gould, Terry Phillips and Payne each have one checkered flag to their credit.

Gates open at 5 p.m., hot laps begin at 7:30 and racing starts at 8 p.m. Also on the racing card will be B-Mods, Factory Stocks and Pure Stocks. Adults are $17, Juniors 13-16 are $10, kids 6-12 are $5 and children ages 5 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $35.

Fans can get coupons good for $2 off adult admission at Casey’s General Stores locations in Chanute, Iola and Yates Center. Trevor Hunt and his Snickers-sponsored modified will be present for a meet ‘n’ greet at the Casey’s location at 712 E. Madison Ave. in Iola from 12-2 p.m. Lucas Schott and his AMP Energy-sponsored modified will be at the Casey’s located at 220 W. Cherry in Chanute from 12-2 p.m.

The Humboldt Speedway is located 0.1 mile west of US 169 at the Humboldt exit, then 0.5 mile south, then 0.9 mile east. For more information call 620-431-2470 or visit them online at www.humboldtspeedway.com. You can also like Humboldt Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/humboldtspeedway.

On Saturday night the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup will storm into the Lucas Oil Speedway for the 5th Annual Lucas Slick Mist Shoot-Out. The four-day swing will wrap up on Sunday at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb.

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 check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Jackson, Austin on top in Iron Man Challenge thrillers at I-35 Speedway

August 10th, 2013

WINSTON, Mo. — Steve Jackson and Chase Austin provided the fireworks Thursday night as they notched a pair of thrilling Iron Man Challenge feature wins at the I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo.

In the 20-lap USRA Stock Car main event, Jackson put together a patented performance that ended with the Polk City, Iowa, veteran taking the lead in the final seconds.

Winstons Jake Cameron stole the lead from polesitter Derrick Agee on the second lap and paced the rest of the race up until the end. Jackson, meanwhile, started ninth and was up to fifth by lap 5 and second with 11 laps in the books. Agee, along with Iron Man Challenge points leader Mitch Hovden and defending series champ Tom Schmitt, made for tight racing up front that continued throughout the race. In fact, Jackson slid back as far as sixth with just six laps to go.

But when youre one of the winningest and most decorated Stock Car drivers of all time, you learn how to find a way to the front — and thats exactly what Jackson did. With five laps to go Jackson was fifth. He passed two cars two laps later to move into third place with three orbits remaining.

Then, on the final lap, Jackson let it all hang out on the high side of the 3/8-mile clay oval and powered around the outside of Hovden and Cameron. He pulled even with Cameron as they exited turn 4 and won the drag-race to the finish line with less than a bumper to spare. The win was Jacksons first of the 2013 campaign and worth $750.

Cameron settled for a $500 runner-up paycheck with Hovden, Schmitt and Agee following closely in third, fourth and fifth. With his seventh top-5 finish in eight starts, Hovden continues to hold a healthy advantage over Schmitt in the points standings. Kyle Falck sits third, Jackson moved up to fourth and Lynn Panos is fifth.

The next Iron Man Challenge race for the USRA Stock Cars takes place on Saturday, Aug. 31, when they join the USMTS Modifieds at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn.

Thursday nights USRA B-Mod 20-lapper saw Chase Austin of Eudora, Kan., makes his first start of the season a fruitful one as he led from start to finish to collect his first Iron Man Challenge trophy and the $500 top prize.

USRA B-Mod national points leader Troy Hovey of Castalia, Iowa, made a late-race charge from his ninth-place starting spot to challenge for the win, but a final-lap bobble allowed Shadren Turner to slip in for the runner-up finish behind Austin. Chad Feather came from 19 to finish fourth and tenth-starting Chad Clancy came home fifth. Corey Crapser, who did not make the trip from Wisconsin for this event, continues to lead the Iron man Challenge points battle for the USRA B-Mods. Dan Wheeler is second, followed by Jared Timmerman, Hovey and Jacob Bleess. The next Iron Man Challenge race for the USRA B-Mods takes place on Thursday, Aug. 22, when they join the USMTS Modifieds at the Valley Speedway, Grain Valley, Mo.

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.

Iron Man Challenge in Winston Thursday; USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Mods share spotlight

August 8th, 2013

WINSTON, Mo. — The Iron Man Challenge returns to action this Thursday, Aug. 8, at the I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo., with both USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods on the racing card. USRA Stock Cars will pay $750 to win with a minimum $100 to start the main event. USRA B-Mods will battle for $500 to win and no less than $75 to start the feature race.

The entry fee for USRA Stock Cars is $25 for licensed or $35 for non-licensed drivers. The entry fee for USRA B-Mods is $20 for licensed or $30 for non-licensed drivers. Gates will open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7 and racing at 7:30. Adults are $17, Juniors 13-16 are $10, kids 6-12 are $5 and children ages 5 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $35. Fans can get coupons good for $2 off adult admission at Caseys General Stores locations in Cameron, Gallatin and Maysville.

The I-35 Speedway is a 3/8-mile semi-banked dirt oval located 10 miles north of Cameron on SR 6 (exit 64). For more information, call the track at 660-749-5317 or visit www.i-35speedway.net online.

Iron Man Challenge added at Valley Speedway Aug. 22

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — The Iron Man featuring USRA B-Mods will join the USMTS Modifieds on Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo. USRA B-Mods will battle for $500 to win and no less than $75 to start the feature race. The entry fee is $20 for licensed or $30 for non-licensed drivers. Pit gates will open at 5 p.m., grandstands open at 6 and hot laps start at 7 with racing to follow.

The Valley Speedway is a 1/3-mile semi-banked dirt oval located 0.9 mile south of I-70 (exit 24) on Main St. (Buckner-Tarnsey Rd.), then 0.4 mile east on Old US 40. For more information, call 816-229-2222 or visit www.valleyspeedway.com online.

Iron Man Championships set for Sept. 28 at Upper Iowa Speedway

DECORAH, Iowa — A new season-ending blockbuster for the Iron Man Challenge will
take place on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Upper Iowa Speedway in Decorah, Iowa.

The Iron Man Championships presented by West Side Auto Sales will feature both USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods battling it out to determine the 2013 series champions.

Both divisions will be competing for an $800 top prize with a minimum of $100 to start their respective main events.

USRA Hobby Stocks and Mod Lites will also be on the evening’s card. Pit gates will open at 3 p.m. and the grandstands open at 5. Hot laps begin at 6 p.m. with racing to follow. General admission is $15. Pit passes are $30.

The entry fee for USRA Stock Cars is $25 for licensed or $35 for non-licensed drivers. The entry fee for USRA B-Mods is $20 for licensed or $30 for non-licensed drivers.

Payout (each class): 1. $800, 2. $600, 3. $550, 4. $425, 5. $350, 6. $250, 7. $170, 8. $150, 9. $140, 10. $130, 11. $125, 12. $125, 13. $125, 14. $120, 15. $115, 16. $110, 17. $105, 18-24. $100; Tow $75.

The Upper Iowa Speedway is located 1.8 miles east of US 52 on SR 9, then 1.0 mile northwest on Montgomery St., then northeast on E. Main St. (at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds).

For more information, call the track hotline at 563-382-9984 or check out www.upperiowaspeedway.com online. You can also “Like” them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UpperIowaSpeedway.

Remaining 2013 Iron Man Challenge events:

Thu Aug 8 … I-35 Speedway, Winston, Mo. (USRA Stock Cars & USRA B-Mods)
Thu Aug 22 … Valley Speedway, Grain Valley, Mo. (USRA B-Mods)
Fri Aug 23 … Lakeside Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (USRA B-Mods)
Sat Aug 31 … Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (USRA Stock Cars)
Sat Sep 14 … Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (USRA Stock Cars)
Thu Sep 19 … Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (USRA B-Mods)
Fri Sep 20 … Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (USRA B-Mods)
Sat Sep 21 … Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (USRA B-Mods)
Sat Sep 28 … Upper Iowa Speedway, Decorah, Iowa (USRA Stock Cars & USRA B-Mods)

Final points are determined by the best 10 finishes for USRA Stock Cars and best 15 finishes for USRA B-Mods during the 2013 campaign. To be eligible for points funds, drivers must possess a valid USRA license, utilize the American Racer KK704 racing tire on all four wheels and compete in at least half of the events for their division.

USRA Iron Man Challenge Points Fund: USRA Stock Cars – 1. $1500, 2. $1000, 3. $800, 4. $600, 5. $500, 6. $400, 7. $300, 8. $250, 9. $225, 10. $200; USRA B-Mods – 1. $1500, 2. $1000, 3. $800, 4. $600, 5. $500, 6. $400, 7. $300, 8. $250, 9. $225, 10. $200.

Licensed USRA drivers in both classes will also earn national points in the USRA Weekly Racing Series.

USRA Weekly Racing Series National Points Fund: USRA Stock Cars – 1. $1500, 2. $1000, 3. $700, 4. $600, 5. $500, 6. $450, 7. $400, 8. $350, 9. $300, 10. $250; USRA B-Mods – 1. $2000, 2. $1500, 3. $1000, 4. $800, 5. $600, 6. $500, 7. $400, 8. $350, 9. $300, 10. $250.

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.

AAA Transmission, Kids Night at the Races, and Poster Night at I-35 Speedway

August 6th, 2013

Back with us this week and first to tackle the 3/8 mile of dirt were the Show-Me Vintage Racers. Picking up right where he left off a week ago, Darren Shore #2 would come from a shotgun starting spot to claim the feature victory as well as the heat race. “Big” Mike McDowell #24 held off the always fast Bobby Fleethart prepared #7 driven by Shane “Biscuit” Wilson to finish second with Wilson third. Dave Baldwin #4 would battle Brian “Bump” Strong #711 to finish fourth and Strong would bring it home fifth.

Grand Nationals would witness a first time winner as young fourteen year old Houston Johnson #97 claimed the night’s top spot. The “Moose” was truly loose on this night as young Houston would hold off all challengers on his way to victory as Don Marrs #9 would place second. First to victory lane to congratulate Houston was older brother and point leader Austin Johnson #98 who would finish third. Suffering mechanical problems early on in the feature witnessed Travis Walker #71 settle for fourth and Bud Wilson #75, also with mechanical issues, would finish fifth. Heat race winner was Travis Walker.

The IMCA Stock Cars again proved just how competitive and exciting of a class they continue to be week after week. Point leader and heat race winner Dean Wray #77 would power his way from a fourth row inside starting position to claim the feature win. Wray would use the high line to pass early race leader and heat race winner Gene Stigall #20, as Stigall would finish second. Brad Whitney #x9 challenged both Wray and Stigall almost the entire race only to have to settle for third, as Jake Cameron #86c would come home fourth. Greg Keuhn #6x would round out the nights top five.

IMCA Sport Mods would also witness a first time winner, with Tony Manley #3x closing the deal while edging out the always fast Nick “The Kid” Roberts #23jr. After winning his heat race Manley would lead every lap in the feature on his way to victory as he would beat Roberts to the checkers by a mere half a car length. Roberts would end the night in second as point leader Randy Ainsworth #57 would finish third. Back with a vengeance “Wild Child” Nic Hanes #9h would charge from the rear of the field to finish fourth, with David Pierce #16 fifth. Other heat race winners were Jeremy Pittsenbarger #32p and Josh Barnes #52j.

IMCA Hobby Stocks took to the track next with point leader and National Rookie of the Year Contender Kenny Champ #3 back in victory lane. Champ would battle back from an early race mishap to pass heat race winner Mich Ross #34, who would place second. The crafty veteran David Truskett #83 would not allow the young drivers to have all the fun as he would finish third. Cody Doolittle #5 would hold off fellow rookie driver Bryce Whitney #x9 to finish fourth holding Whitney to fifth.

IMCA Modifieds would see the familiar #69n of Cory Wray power his way through the pack multiple times after early race mishaps for the feature win. Heat race winner John Hanson #2h would lead early and end the night with an impressive second place finish. Point leader Steven Glenn #26s would battle late with Johnny McGinnis #10 to finish third, moving McGinnis to fourth. Paul Lanfermann II #10L, improving each week, would start on the pole only to slide back to the fifth finishing spot. The other heat race winner was Jim Cameron #96c.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all of our great sponsors for making “Kids Night at the Races” a special event. All school age kids received an abundance of supplies for the upcoming school year. Poster Night revealed a lot of artistic talent amongst fans, as all were deemed the winners. We would also like to thank everyone who participated in the front stretch “Stinky” foot race, as all runners would receive a trophy and more school supplies. I-35 Speedway invites everyone Thursday night as the USMTS invade the 3/8 mile. Saturday night Intermission entertainment will feature drivers participating in a three legged race and signing autographs afterwards. We look forward to seeing all of our loyal fans Thursday night for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

Kaster Celebration Night at the Races

July 28th, 2013

In an action packed and busy night of racing the Grand Nationals was first onto the track to set the nights pace. Travis Walker #71 threaded the needle while passing the early race leader of Houston Johnson #97 and the second place finisher of Buz Kaster #I35A on his way to victory. Behind Walker and Kaster placing third was Marty Powell #9p, as Houston Johnson would fall to fourth. Experiencing mechanical issues Austin Johnson #98 would finish fifth. Heat race winner on Kaster Celebration Night at the Races would be #I35A driven by Buz Kaster, who would be pulling double duty on the night driving both Grand National and Modified.

Visiting I-35 Speedway would be the Show-Me Vintage Racers bringing back memories of racing days gone by. With a gallant move from last to first in the first corner of the first lap, Darren Shore #2 would charge to the front early to lead every lap and claim the night’s top spot. Jimmy Winkler #6 held off the hard charge of heat race winner Shane Wilson #7 to place second, keeping Wilson in third. Dave Baldwin in car #4 would place fourth, and heat race winner Mike McDowell #24 would finish fifth.

Point leader of the Midwest Lightning Sprints Tom Brown #b20 would pad to an already wide margin by picking up the feature win after claiming an earlier heat race victory. Newcomer to I-35, Ken Brown #10 would place second with Greg Black #53 a solid third. Rick Baxter #12b finished fourth with Barry Lamb #49L rounding out the top five. Tony Layne #71 was also a heat race winner.

As the norm at I-35 Speedway the IMCA Stock Cars did not disappoint as Kevin Anderson #417, would make a last lap pass on the high side for the feature win. Early race leader Greg Keuhn #6x would hold off Brad Whitney #x9 by a fender to place second with Whitney third. Point leader Dean Wray #77 would recover from an early race encounter to finish fourth, as Bennie Turner II #11t would come home fifth. Heat race winner included John Crews #12c and Bennie Turner II #11t.

As the high flying IMCA Sport Mods took to the 3/8 mile of dirt #23jr of Nick “The Kid” Roberts would come from a seventh row outside starting position to conquer the field on his way to victory. For the second week in a row Tony Manley #3x would lead all but the last lap to place second, with Jeremy Pittsenbarger #32p back in true form placing third. Point leader Randy Ainsworth #57 continues his consistent season with a solid fourth place finish as Josh Steele #94j would finish fifth. Heat race winners were Tony Manley #3x, Mitch Booher #22b, and Randy Ainsworth #57.

IMCA Hobby Stocks saw the point battle draw closer as heat race winner #34 Mich Ross would hold off National IMCA Rookie of the Year point leader Kenny Champ #3 to claim is third victory of the 2013 season. Champ would finish second as fellow rookie Cody Doolittle #5 would finish third. Third generation driver Bryce Whitney #x9 would finish fourth as the veteran David Truskett #83 would suffer mechanical problems moving him to fifth.

Winning in a dominating fashion in the IMCA Modified class witnessed Cory Wray #69n pick up the victory in a green to white to checkered feature. John Hanson #2h after leading early would slip to third, as point leader Steven Glenn #26s would get past Hanson for second. Jim Cameron, in the Starmer prepared #96c, would fend off the late challenge of Jim Peeler #92 to finish fourth with Peeler having to settle for fifth. Heat race winners included John Hanson #2h and Paul Lanfermann II #10L.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all of our loyal fans for their support on Kaster Celebration Night at the Races. A large number of the Kaster family was on hand to celebrate and acknowledge all that Larry Kaster accomplished in improving dirt track racing. A special trophy was presented to Dixie Kaster and the entire Kaster family by Mike and Kyle Johnson in honor of the late Larry Kaster. Fans were entertained and involved during Intermission, as the egg relay race was too close to call and all involved fans and drivers alike were winners. Pre-egg race inspection did find a couple of drivers attempting to gain an unfair advantage by bringing super glue and oversized ladles to participate. After all rule infractions were cleared up the race was a huge success. All fans young and old alike please make a poster of your favorite driver, car, or race track and bring them to I-35 Speedway next Saturday night for Poster Night at the races. We invite all back next week for more exciting racing, family fun, and “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

McCarthy Auto Group Exciting Night at the Races

July 23rd, 2013

Starting the nights exciting racing action were the always fast and furious Grand Nationals. The feature witnessed rookie driver Houston Johnson #97 back up his heat race victory by leading every lap but the last as Bud Wilson #75 would make the pass to pick up the feature win. Houston would have to settle for second with older brother Austin Johnson #98 third. Marty Powell #9p would suffer mechanical issues to finish fourth.

Back to the 3/8 mile of dirt were the Midwest Lightning Sprints, with Kevin Whitworth #49w finding his way to victory lane for the first time this season at I-35 Speedway. Point leader Tom Brown #b20 battled a hard charging Ken Billings #85 to finish second with Billings placing third. Tony Layne #71 would have another solid fourth place with Mark K. Billings #51 recovering from an early race mishap to round out the top five. Heat race winners included feature winner Kevin Whitworth and Tom Brown.

As usual the most competitive and exciting class was the IMCA Stock Cars as Jake Cameron #86c would pick up victory number two on the 2013 racing season. Battling for the second place of the evening saw Brad Whitney #x9, who placed second, hold off an always fast Kevin Anderson #417, who would finish third. Dean Wray #77 continued his consistency as point leader with a solid fourth place finish, as Greg Keuhn #6x would finish fifth. Heat Race winners were Brad Whitney and Jeff Dixon #88, who would lead early in the feature only to suffer mechanical problems.

Tackling I-35 Speedway next were the High Flying IMCA Sport Mods. Tony Manley #3x starting from the outside of row one would take the early advantage and lead every lap but the one that counted most. Point leader Randy Ainsworth #57 charged through the pack to make a last lap pass to pick up the feature win, moving Manley to second. Third place battle was won by Anthony Asher #37 over Nick Roberts #23jr, who would place fourth. Josh Steele #94j with yet another solid race would finish fifth. Heat Race Winners were Tony Manley, Randy Ainsworth, and Caleb Dennis #11.

In a race to remember the IMCA Hobby Stock class would not disappoint anyone in attendance. Mich Ross #34 and Kenny Champ #3 battled every lap side by side, door handle to door handle, and bumper to bumper; as rubbing is racing to the checkered with Ross claiming victory. Champ would have to settle for second, as heat race winner Cody Doolittle #5 would finish third. Josh Saunders #52 would duke it out with Josh Adkins #15, as Saunders would take the fourth spot and Adkins fifth.

A familiar face in the IMCA Modified victory lane was Cory Wray #69n with Blake Peeler #292 charging through the field to place second. John Hanson #2h battled Jeff Marriott #56 lap after lap to place third, moving Marriott to fourth. Returning to I-35 after a devastating crash the week before Steven Glenn #26s would round out the top five. Heat Race Winners were John Hanson and Steven Glenn.

Intermission excitement witnessed Hula-Hoop action second to none as familiar faces rose to the top; competitors were narrowed to five then asked to use two hoops. Even with the two Hula-Hoops at play contestants still managed to impress the crowd. Special thanks to all the drivers for their give-away gifts and generosity. We invite all of our loyal fans back next week for “egg relay action” as five of our best drivers have agreed to participate with our amazing fans. We look forward to seeing each and every one again next week for an exciting night of racing at I-35 Speedway for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

Rob’s Cycle Night at the Races

July 17th, 2013

Leading off the nights feature racing action saw point leader Bud Wilson #75 mount a charge to the front with a last lap pass on Don Marrs #9 for the feature win. Marr would go on to place second, with Austin Johnson #98 holding off brother Houston Johnson #97 to place third and fourth. Marty Powell #9p overcame heat race mechanical problems to come home fifth.

Back to the 3/8 mile of dirt once again are the always exciting Midwest Lightning Sprints. Starting in the front row Rick Murcko #48m would lead early but fade late as Mark Billings #51 proved to be the fastest on the track on his way to the night’s victory. Tony Layne #71 would start near the back, after a fuel-line fire took him out of heat race contention, to place a very solid second place. Greg Black #53 would hold off a hard charging #15h of Tony Huvlin to place third, moving Huvlin to fourth. Early race leader Murcko would fade late and have to settle for fifth.

Leading every lap in route to victory was #88 of “Big” Jeff Dixon as mechanical problems would not rear its ugly head this night. Dixon was challenged early and often by Kevin Anderson #417, who would place second, and Thomas Roberts #95x, who would place third. Current point leader Dean Wray #77 would hold off two time feature winner Brad Whitney #x9 as they would place in that order for fourth and fifth.

With zero laps of practice or heat race action Nick “The Kid” Roberts #23jr would start the feature last and end the feature first. Roberts would use the high side to his advantage in holding off a very fast Clint Baker #17x, as Baker would have to settle for second. Wes Bestgen #15b would find the 3/8 mile of dirt to his liking as he would hold off point leader Randy Ainsworth #57 to place third and Ainsworth fourth. Gregg Truelove #44 continues to improve week after week finishing a strong fifth.

Continuing his dominate season at I-35 Speedway, “Crazy” Kenny Champ #3 would find himself in McCarthy Auto Group Victory Lane yet again. Champ jumped out to an early lead and would hold off a persistent Mich Ross #34 who placed second. Rookie contender Cody Doolittle #5 would get past a spinning Lee Farmer #17f to place third, with Farmer recovering to place fourth. Bryce “Spiderman” Whitney #x9 continues to improve each week with a solid fifth place finish.

Going green to white to checkered for a second week in a row the IMCA Modifieds would not disappoint the great fans in attendance. Cory Wray #69n would power through the pack early to pass Darren Shaw #11, who would slide over the berm in turn three, and never look back on his way to another victory. Hunter Marriott #62 would back up last week’s feature win with a solid second place finish. “Mr. Excitement” Jim Cameron #96c raced his way to third, with Shaw fading late to fourth place. Buz Kaster #54 rounded out the features top five to bring the nights racing to a close.

I-35 Speedway again would like to thank all of our loyal fans and all those participating in the egg toss and NASCAR Trivia during the nights Intermission’s festivities. Reminding all kids, young and old, next week at Intermission we will be bringing back the Hula-Hoop competition. So please bring out those Hula-Hoops, get those hips warmed up, and let’s have some fun at I-35 Speedway “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

Countryside RV Repair and Fireworks Spectacular Night at the Races

July 8th, 2013

Starting the night off right were the always fast and furious Grand Nationals. Side by side racing set the pace early with Bud Wilson #75 and Travis Walker #71 swapping the lead almost every lap. Bud Wilson made a charge late to capture the victory with Walker placing second. Austin Johnson #98 would place third, with younger brother Houston Johnson #97 fourth. Running up front early the #9p of Marty Powell would suffer an engine failure late to finish fifth.

Next to the 3/8 circle were the Show-Me Vintage Racers for their feature event. Coming from last to first saw the Bobby Fleethart prepared #7 driven by Shane Wilson pick up his second victory of the year at I-35 Speedway. Second place would go to Damon Clevenger #6 as he would hold off a hard charging Doug Parry #2, who would place third. Jim Clevenger #76 would find his way to fourth place while Dave Baldwin #4t would round out the top five.

In typical fashion the IMCA Stock Cars would not disappoint the capacity crowd as they would race three and four wide throughout the field. John Crews #12c set the early pace leading initially until Kevin Anderson #417 and Dean Wray #77 would overtake Crews late. Anderson would claim the night’s top spot with point leader Wray second and Crews slipping to third. Thomas Roberts #65x would hold off a hard charge by Jake Cameron #86c to finish fourth and Cameron fifth.

National IMCA Sport Mod Point leader Nick Roberts #23jr picked up win number five in this young 2013 season. I-35 Speedway point leader Randy Ainsworth #57 would finish second, ever tightening the ongoing point battle in the IMCA Sport Mod class. Third place witnessed the finesse driving of Clint Baker #17x as he would hold off Arron Duvall #27s who would place fourth. Rounding out the nights top five and getting faster each week was Wes Bestgen driving #15b machine.

IMCA Hobby Stock point leader Kenny Champ #3 would drive his way to victory from an outside row three starting spot to lengthen his points lead. The battle for second and third heated up mid-way through the feature as Lee Farmer #17f and Mich Ross #34 would race side by side, with Farmer placing second and Ross third. Andrew Hustead #20 would hold off Tyson Overton #42t to place fourth, as Overton would drive home in fifth.

Going green to white to checkered flag in the IMCA Modified feature, witnessed Hunter Marriott #62 walk away to victory by over half a lap. Second place would go to the #26s driven by Steven Glenn with Corey Wray #69n placing third. A late race battle shaped up between P.J. Conger #19 and Buz Kaster #54, Conger would wind up fourth and Kaster fifth.

I-35 Speedway discovered during Intermission that we have some of the best Hula Hooper’s in the country. As we would have a tie for the top spot and a very close runner up, contestants were asked to stand on one leg with their eyes closed in order to determine the winner. Two weeks from tonight I-35 speedway will have another contest with the Hula Hoops for more family fun. After the exciting racing action on the track, fans were treated to a fireworks display second to none. Special thanks to Mike and Kyle Johnson for the special night at I-35 speedway, “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

Hope to see all of our great fans next week for more Intermission entertainment with a raw egg toss to take place in front of the grandstands.

W-W Motorsports Night at the Races

July 1st, 2013

Kicking off the nights racing action were the always exciting Grand Nationals. Brothers Houston and Austin Johnson started side by side on the front row, with younger Houston “Moose” Johnson #97 taking the early lead. Older brother Austin Johnson #98 would however find his way past Houston to pick up his first victory of the season. Houston would have to settle for second place while Bud Wilson #75 suffered mechanical problems early to finish third.

Thomas Roberts #65x continued his winning way in the IMCA Stock car class picking up win number two for the 2013 season. Roberts was challenged by Jeff Dixon #88 early, until mechanical problems forced Dixon to the pits. Hard racing continued behind Roberts as point leader Dean Wray #77 would place second and Kevin Anderson #417 would drive away third. Brad Whitney #x9 raced his way into a solid fourth place spot, and Greg Keuhn #6x rounded out the top five.

With a large field of IMCA Sport Mods, the action was fast and furious for the feature. “Wild Child” Nic Hanes #9h charged through the field from a fifth row inside starting spot to claim the nights victory. Anthony Asher #37 battled Randy Ainsworth #57 to come home second with Ainsworth third. Wes Bestgen #15b and Brandon Bouzek #75 battled late with Bestgen placing fourth and Bouzek fifth.

Next onto the 3/8 mile were the IMCA Hobby Stocks, with a first time winner finding victory lane. Mich Ross #34 would start second row outside and take the lead early, never to relinquish the top spot again on his way to his first ever feature win at I-35 Speedway. Lee Farmer #17f would recover from an early race spin to finish second with Jeremy Turner #55L third. Tyson Overton #42t would finish fourth and rookie contender Cody Doolittle #5 fifth.

Returning to the track this week in winning fashion witnessed Cory Wray #69n drive his way from a tenth starting position to claim the victory. Bud Wilson #5w would lead early only to be forced to settle for second and Jeff Marriott #56 third. Darren Shaw #11 battled Jim Cameron #96c the entire race to finish fourth, with Cameron fifth.

The crowd at I-35 Speedway was treated to pin the ribbon on the race car and stinky foot races at Intermission. Just a reminder to everyone that next Saturday night will be the fireworks spectacular after the races and a hula hoop contest during Intermission. We ask all fans that are willing to please bring a hula hoop to the races, even if you do not wish to participate as someone else may be able to use yours. We would like to thank all our loyal fans for coming out, and look forward to seeing everyone again next week for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

Racing for Rian and Carb Night at I-35 Speedway

June 25th, 2013

Grand Nationals started the night with the familiar #75 of point leader Bud Wilson in victory lane. Hard racing for second between two brothers witnessed Austin Johnson #98 edge younger Houston Johnson #97 for second place as Houston would have to settle for third. Marty Powell #9p placed fourth while Don Marrs #9 suffered mechanical problems to finish fifth.

Midwest Lightning Sprints saw Tom Brown #b20 back in McCarthy Auto-Group Winners Circle for the second time this season. Tony Layne #71 challenged #b20 early but was forced to settle for second with Ken Brown #10 placing third. Jack Moorehead #z8 drove home in the fourth position and Greg Black #53 rounded out the top five.

The always competitive and entertaining IMCA Stock Cars saw a different driver win as Thomas Roberts #65x worked the high side to perfection, earning his 68th career victory. Fierce racing continued behind Roberts with Kevin Anderson #417 finishing second and the ford powered #86c of Jake Cameron third. Current point leader Dean Wray #77 would win the hard charger award, coming from a twelfth starting spot, to finish fourth. John Crews #12c “cruised” his way to fifth place.

Josh Steele #94j jumped out to an early lead in the IMCA Sport Mod feature holding off all challengers until Nick “The Kid” Roberts #23jr slipped by to pick up the victory. Randy Ainsworth #57 raced side by side with Steele in the closing laps to place second, moving Steele to a solid third place finish. Hard Charger Award Winner Nic Hanes #9h drove from a fourteenth starting position to bring his Mopar powered race car home third. “Marine Tough” Clint Baker #17x also charged through the pack to finish fifth.

National IMCA Hobby Stock Rookie of the Year contender Kenny Champ #3 continued his winning ways at I-35 Speedway picking up another feature win. Lee Farmer #17f recovered from an early race spin placed second with Mich Ross #34, also recovering from an early race spin, and placed third. Tyson Overton #42T battled rookie Cody Doolittle to finish fourth, with Doolittle’s #5 placing fifth and picking up the hard charger award.

Racing for Rian Night brought out the big guns with $1000 to win the IMCA A-Modified feature. The finale would not disappoint those in attendance, with Richie Gustin #19g picking up the nights big purse by leading every lap on his way to victory. Hunter Marriott #62 would challenge Gustin early only to come up short in the end to finish second. Veteran racer Buz Kaster #54 started in the third position and held his spot to finish third. Point leader P.J. Conger #19 battled back from early race mishaps to place fourth. Steven Glenn #26 raced from a sixth row outside starting spot to finish fifth.

Fans were treated to Larry Kaster Driver Appreciation Award Night during the races intermission. Winners included Austin Johnson #98 in Grand Nationals, Adam Reeter #74R in Hobby Stock, Brady Sensenich #60 in the Sport Mods, John Crews #12c in the Stock Cars, and Jim Peeler #92 in the Modifieds. Congratulations to all winners and a special thank you to the Kaster racing family.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all our loyal fans for making Racing for Rian a special and generous event, proving again we have the best fans in the world. All donations are greatly appreciated and going to a wonderful cause, as drivers donated their time and helmets collecting offerings in the grand stands. A special thanks to Shawn Lee driver of the Street Stock #4d for sponsoring the hard charger awards for Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks, and Sport Mods. A big thank you goes out to the Wilson family for sponsoring the $1000 to win A-Modified feature on this special racing night. We invite everyone back again next week for more “Dirt Trackin at it’s Best”.

Racin for Rian at I35

June 20th, 2013

Mother Nature took control Saturday night preventing our exciting races. This only sets up an even more action filled event for 6/22/2013 with CARB Night and Racin for Rian. Central Auto Racing Boosters support and promote racing with all their members getting free admission to the grandstands this week. Racin for Rian will be accepting donations with all proceeds going to the Neonatal Unit at St Luke’s Hospital. Rian was born to Amanda & Bud Wilson, Trenton, Missouri on 6/23/2010 and passed on 6/24/2010. The family is asking for donations to purchase supplies for the Children that are in the Unit for their upcoming needs. They will send the money to the Hospital with a letter explaining it is for the Neonatal Unit for the following supplies:
• Formula/Breast milk
• Diapers
• Clothing for Boys & Girls
• Personal Blankets
• Pacifiers
• Small stuffed animals
• Etc. items

Also in return Amanda & Bud and there other 2 children Ralee & Creed are sponsoring a $1000.00 to win Modified race. We are asking everyone to please mark their calenders and make this special night of racing the best of the best. Two special nights in one with CARB and Racin for Rian at I-35 Speedway!

Winston Pit Stop Night at the Races

June 11th, 2013

Even Mother Nature could not hold back the exciting racing atmosphere at I-35 Speedway as the Grand National class kicked off the evening’s festivities. Finding his way for the sixth time this year was the #75 of Bud Wilson. The battle for second and third was between the two Johnson brothers as older brother Austin #98 would wind up second and younger brother and one time race leader Houston #97 would come home third. Don Marrs #9 finished fourth and Marty Powell #9p rounded out the top five.

Returning to the track for another go around was the Midwest Lightning Sprints with Mark K. Billings #51 earning the night’s top spot. Ken Billings #85 would race his way to second and Tom Brown #b20 close behind in third. Rookie contender Willie Wilkinson #09w had an impressive fourth place run with Greg Black #53 fifth.

After being in contention every race in the IMCA Stock Car class this young 2013 season “Big” Jeff Dixon #88 sealed the deal this week, leading every lap on his way to picking up the victory. Dixon was challenged almost every turn of every lap by Thomas Roberts #65x and Dean Wray #77. Roberts would place a solid second and Wray would have to settle for third after recovering from hard contact with the front stretch wall. Fourth place would go to Jake Cameron #86c with Todd Fisher #44 charging from back to front to place fifth.

Action was fast and furious in the IMCA Sport Mod class as point leader “Mr. Highside” Jeremy Pittsenbarger #32p lived up to his nickname and used that high side. Pittsenbarger would charge his way from a tenth starting spot passing all challengers on his way to victory number two this season. Second place witnessed a strong battle between Doug Keller #7, who would finish second, and Nick “The Kid” Roberts #23jr recovering from an early race altercation to place third. “Marine Tough” Clint Baker #17x flexed his muscle with a strong fourth place finish and Randy Ainsworth #57 earned fifth.

Returning to form in the IMCA Hobby Stock class point leader Kenny Champ #3 held off a very fast Lee Farmer #17f. Champ would claim the top spot with Farmer a solid second. “Mr. Consistency” Mich Ross #34 finished third while rookies Cody Doolittle #5, finished fourth, and Bryce Whitney #x9, placed fifth.

IMCA Modifieds witnessed the big guns attempt to tackle our 3/8 mile of dirt and would not disappoint. After recovering from a hot lap action roll over “Mr. Excitement” Jim Cameron #96c took the early lead, only to see it disappear as Mike VanGenderen #57v and Corey Wray #69n charged to the front. VanGenderen would lead late in the race yet come up short, as Corey Wray would work the inside groove to his advantage on his way to victory. VanGenderen would place second and Cameron fading to third. Buz Kaster #54 drove a hard race to place fourth and Justin Asher #74 would round out the top five.

Thanks to all of our loyal race fans as we completed another exciting night of “Dirt Trackin at its best”. Join us next week for more great racing action along with “Pin the ribbon on the racecar” entertainment at intermission.

Cameron Auto Repair Night at the Races

June 3rd, 2013

A familiar scene in victory lane was Bud Wilson #75 picking up win number five in the Grand National feature. Don Marrs #9 would lead early to come home second place while Travis Walker #71 would finish third. Austin Johnson #98 overcame an early race spin to fourth with Marty Powell #9p fifth.

Second to take to the 3/8 mile track was the Show-Me Vintage Racers with #7 Shane Wilson driving his way to victory. Second place would go to Jim Clevenger #76 with John Steenstry #22 third. Rounding out the top five was #711 of Brian Strong fourth and Lane Walker #6 fifth.

As usual the IMCA Stock cars were evenly matched and put on yet another spectacular race, with veteran Dean Wray #77 picking up his first win of the season. With trouble and trips to the hot lane, Jake Cameron #86c battled back to a second place finish with Gene Stigall #20 a close third. Starting from a rear position Shawn Lee #4d raced to a fourth place finish and Shane Florence #41 rounding out the top five.

In another caution plagued IMCA Sport Mod feature the familiar face of Nick Roberts #23jr would claim the top spot with Randy Ainsworth #57 finishing second. An impressive run by Josh Steele #94j would place him third, Tony Manly #3x fourth, and point leader Jeremy Pittsenbarger #32p fifth.

Next to the track where the always fast and exciting IMCA Modifieds racing side by side from start to finish. Cory Wray #69n charged to the front of the pack early and would be challenged almost every lap by Steven Glenn #26s and Buz Kaster #54, yet Wray would hold off all contenders for the win. Glenn would end up second with Kaster third. Point leader P.J. Conger #19 continued his consistent season with a solid fourth place run and Jeff Marriott #56 would finish fifth.

Ending the nights racing action were the IMCA Hobby Stocks. Treating the fans to a post-race burnout for the second week in a row was feature winner Lee Farmer #17f. Mich Ross #34 raced his way to the second position with rookie contender Cody Doolittle #5 finishing third. Jeremy Turner #55L placed fourth while the #x9 of Bryce Whitney posted his first top five finish of his young career.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank our loyal fans for braving the elements in another night of exciting racing action. Look forward to seeing everyone again next week for “Dirt Trackin’ at its best.”

Bestgen Excavating Night at the Races

May 27th, 2013

Leading the way into a great night of racing were the Grand Nationals with point leader Bud Wilson #75 picking up yet another feature win. Hard racing behind the leader saw Austin Johnson #98 hold off a hard charging Marty Powell #9p to place second and Powell would have to settle for the third position. Don Marrs #9 would recover from an early race incident to finish fourth, with young Houston Johnson #97 rounding out the top five.

Continuing to improve their car count the Midwest Lightning Sprints tackled the 3/8 mile of dirt. No stranger to victory lane Phil Heavelow #44 started second row inside and charged out front to pick up victory number one of the 2013 season. Always fast Gabe Maycock #49m held off last week’s feature winner Beau Heavelow #4 to place second and hold Heavelow to third. Tom Brown #b20 continued his consistency with a solid fourth and Tony Layne #71 drove home fifth.

The full moon reared its ugly head in a caution filled IMCA Stock Car feature. When the smoke had settled Gene Stigall #20 was victorious, followed by John Crews #12c a close second. Point leader Brad Whitney #x9 placed third with #44 Todd Fisher fourth. Coming from a shotgun starting position Shawn Lee #4d would wind up fifth.

Knowing it would be sooner rather than later Jeremy Pittsenbarger #32p picked up his first feature win in the IMCA Sport Mod class. Pittsenbarger battled a fast Arron Duvall #27s, who would finish second, and Clint Baker #17x who would race his way to third. After leading several laps and recovering from a mid-race spin Wes Bestgen #15b would place fourth and Anthony Asher #37 a solid fifth.

With a great field of IMCA Hobby Stock #17f of Lee Farmer started from the pole position and leads every lap on his way to his second victory of 2013, treating the crowd to his usual victory lane burnout. Newcomer to the track Andrew Burg #78b fought his way to finish second with August Bach #2013 third. Garrett Eilander #500 raced home fourth and Jamie Songer #96r solidly fifth.

Rounding out Bestgen Night at the Races were the always fast IMCA Modifieds. In a gallant last turn of the last lap pass witnessed Darren Shaw #11 pick-up victory number two of the season. Last week’s feature winner Cory Wray #69n placed second with one time leader Jim Cameron #96c third. Buz Kaster #54 and point leader P.J. Conger #19 would battle almost every lap side by side until the checkers were shown with Kaster fourth and Conger fifth.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all of our great fans for honoring our armed forces on Memorial Weekend. We invite everyone back again next weekend for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”

Ford, Chevy, and Dodge all find Victory Lane at Larry McFee Trucking Night at the Races

May 19th, 2013

As the weather heated up so did the racing action at I-35 Speedway. In usual form the Grand National racers took to the 3/8 mile to set the stage for an action packed night of racing. Don Marrs #9 picked up feature win number two of the 2013 racing season with Bud Wilson #75 finishing a close second place. Austin Johnson #98 battled younger brother Houston Johnson #97 as they would finish in that order for third and fourth. Rounding out the night’s top five was a strong showing by newcomer Marty Powell #9p.

Getting stronger each week the Midwest Lightning Sprints witnessed a new feature winner as #4 Beau Heavelow found victory lane edging out #60e Mark Billings who would finish second. Strong run by #71 Tony Layne placed him third while Cody Glover #7 wound up fourth and Ken Billings was fifth.

IMCA Stock Cars saw a Ford in McCarthy Auto Group Victory Lane as Jake Cameron #86c edged out all competitors to take the checkers. Jeff Dixon #88 would challenge Cameron every lap only to finish second. Point Leader Brad Whitney #x9 raced side by side with Kevin Anderson #417 keeping his consistency going with a solid third place finish, while Anderson #417 would drive his way to fourth. Todd Fisher #44 fought his way through traffic to finish fifth with some of the best racing of the early 2013 season at I-35 Speedway.

Continuing the great action on the track the IMCA Sport Mod class would continue the side by side racing. Jumping to an early lead Nic Hanes Dodge powered #9h was challenged every inch of the track by point contender Jeremy Pittsenbarger #32p and Eddie Schwope Jr. #91. Hanes would eventually find himself the winner with Pittsenbarger second and Schwope third. Arron Duvall #27s fought off the late challenge of Eddie Schwope III #97 to finish fourth and fifth.

A common theme in the IMCA Hobby Stock class seems to be developing as Kenny Champ #3 finds his way to victory lane. The sixteen year old national rookie contender would come from the tenth starting position to pass all competitors on his way to earn win number four of the young 2013 season. Lee Farmer #17f would challenge Champ late yet would have to settle for the runner up spot. Notching another great run witnessed Mich Ross #34 third. Rookie Cody Doolittle #5 engaged fellow rookie contender Trinedy Barker as they would finish fourth and fifth. In a great show of rookie driving talent saw rookies finish first, fourth, and fifth; leaving the future of racing in what seems to be good hands.

Fans of I-35 Speedway knew it was only a matter of time before Cory Wray #69n defending track champion found his way to the winners circle. That night would arrive tonight as Wray would put on display of driving ability by leading every lap of the feature for his first victory of the year. Darren Shaw #11 would come close late only to finish second as last week’s victor Steven Glenn #26s would drive away third. Point leader P.J. Conger #19 would come from a tenth place starting position to find his way to fourth place, while veteran Jim Cameron would round out the top five in the finishing order.

Wrapping up the nights activities the Show-Me Vintage Racers took to the track in hopes of taming the 3/8 mile of dirt. With two visits to I-35 Keith Simmons #5 has both vintage victories as he drove away from the pack. Second place would see Jack Simmons #21 with Dennis Fair #7x third and John Willheight #65 fourth. B.J. Page #64 battled hard late only to come up a little short and finish fifth.

I-35 Speedway fans were treated to some of the best racing action of the season on Military Appreciation Day as we paid tribute to our troops. We would like to thank all of our valued race fans for their continued support. We look forward to seeing you all again next week for “Dirt Trackin at its Best”

Points Battles Heat Up as Winners Repeat at I-35 Speedway

May 14th, 2013

Setting the stage for a great night of racing was the Grand National Class going caution free from green to checker. Bud Wilson #75 continued his winning ways picking up his third victory of the 2013 season. Austin Johnson #98 drove a great race to finish a solid second. Some of the best racing action on the track was between Houston Johnson #97 and Marty Powell #9p finishing third and fourth respectively. Mechanical problems plagued Don Marrs #9 leaving him to a fifth place finish.

As the car count continues to grow the Midwest Lightning Sprints took on the 3/8 mile ten strong this week. Mark K. Billings #51 drove his way from a second row outside starting spot to claim the night’s victory. Previous winner Tom Brown #b20 battled his way through the pack to finish second and Tony Layne #71 placing third. Mark Billings #60e came home fourth and Rick Murcko #48m fifth.

With exciting racing from start to finish the IMCA Stock car class put on a display that did not disappoint fans. Battling side by side, lap after lap, gave witness to Brad Whitney #x9 edge Todd Fisher #44 and Thomas Roberts #65x as they would all place first second and third, giving Whitney his third win of the season. Starting shotgun on the field Shawn Lee #4d raced his way to fourth and point leader Greg Keuhn #6x recovering from an early race mishap to finish fifth.

Holding true to form the IMCA Sport Mods raced two and three abreast in a twenty car field from front to rear. Familiar faces were found door handle to door handle with some of the best action of the evening. Nick “The Kid” Roberts #23jr had the high side working as he battled Doug Keller, Randy Ainsworth, Jeremy Pittsenbarger, and Jeff Stotts to claim his third victory of the 2013 season. Randy Ainsworth #57 placed second to hold on to a slim points lead over third place finisher Jeremy Pittsenbarger #32p. Ronnie Miller #76 finished fourth and Jeff Stotts #12 placed fifth.

The nights theme of three peat winners continued in the IMCA Hobby Stock class when rookie contender and points leader Kenny Champ #3 held off a hard charging Mich Ross #34 to win with Ross second. Jeremy Turner #55L is impressive once again with yet another third place finish. Cody Doolittle #5 drove away fourth and Trinedy Barker #22b finishing fifth.

The IMCA Modifieds saw Hunter Marriott #62 starting from the pole jump out to an early lead as racing action was hot and heavy behind him. As the laps were counting down a late race slip put Marriott to the rear giving the lead to Steven Glenn #26s. Glenn never looked back as he picked up victory number one of the 2013 racing season. Action filled racing continued as Buz Kaster #54 finished second and Marriott recovered to place third. Jim Hopkins #71 drove a solid race to fourth position with Johnny McGinnis #10 rounding out the top five.

A Very Special Thanks to Conger Racing and Boller Racing who graciously donated two bicycles that were given away during Intermission. The lucky winners were Jacob Maize of Gallatin Mo. and Kara Wilson of Hamilton Mo. Congratulations and enjoy your new bicycles!

Trophies were awarded to the best looking car in each weekly class at I-35 Speedway. Winners were; Grand National: Houston Johnson #97, Stock Cars: Jake Cameron #86c, Sport Mods: Jeremy Pittsenbarger #32p, Hobby Stock: Kenny Champ #3, Modified: Randy Smith #26. Compliments to these wining drivers and their stunning race cars they bring to the track each week.

Thank You Fans for braving Mother Nature’s chilling temper and supporting I-35 Speedway. We hope to see everyone again next week for “Dirt Trackin at its Best”
I-35 Speedway Race Results 5/11/2013

Action Packed Features on Walker Dozing Night at the Races

April 28th, 2013

Coming to the track first to kick off the nights features were the always exciting Grand Nationals. Starting from the inside pole position was defending track champion Bud Wilson #75 jumping out to the early lead. As the laps counted down without caution Wilson was never challenged and picked up his second feature win of the 2013 season for Mike Johnson Racing. Travis Walker #71 raced his way to place second, with fifteen year old “Sensation” Austin Johnson third. Rounding out the field in fourth and fifth were Don Marrs #9 and Houston “Moose” Johnson #97.

Continuing in form the Midwest Lightning Sprints took to the 3/8 mile with a much improved car count from the week before. Not wasting any time #b20 of Tom Brown drove out front in a caution free green to checkered race picking up his first feature win at I-35 in 2013. Battling hard for second place was Mark Billings #51 and Tony Layne #71 with Billings second and Layne third respectably. Fourth place Ken Billings #85 held off a hard charging Bobby Layne #01 who would finish fifth.

For the second week in a row, the IMCA Stock Cars would not see the yellow flag fly. Starting from far back in the field Lance Borgman #76 raced his way past all competitors to pick up the feature victory. An impressive year continued for “Big” Jeff Dixon #88 as he would battle his way to earn a strong second place spot with Kevin Anderson #417 fighting his way to third. Spectators could throw a blanket over the next few positions as two time 2013 feature winner Brad Whitney #x9 finished fourth and Dean Wray #77 driving home fifth.

Spectacular racing continued with IMCA Sport Mods putting on a race to remember. Nick “The Kid” Roberts #23jr found his way to McCarthy Auto Group victory lane for the second week in a row edging out defending track champion Randy Ainsworth #57 who would finish second. With yet another impressive feature run “Mr. Highside” Jeremy Pittsenbarger #32p placed third challenged late by #17x of Clint Baker who would wind up fourth. Rounding out the top five of a superb sport mod finale was Wes Bestgen driving the #15b.

Staying true to fashion the IMCA Hobby Stocks would not disappoint with rookie of the year contender, sixteen year old, Kenny Champ #3 earning his second victory of the 2013 season. Champ rallied from deep in the field to hold off all challengers on his way to the winners circle. Jeremy Turner #55L engaged Mich Ross #34 and Lee Farmer #17f to finish second with Ross third and Farmer fourth. Rounding out the top five was Tyson Overton in the #42t.

Completing “Dirt Trackin at its Best” were the fire breathing, high flying, IMCA Modifieds. Starting fifth row outside, Darren Shaw #11 scraped and clawed his way through the pack to earn his first victory of the 2013 season at I-35 Speedway. Second place saw the crafty veteran Buz Kaster #54 edge out Steven Glenn #26s who would drive away third. Hard racing continued further back in the pack as P.J. Conger #19 placed fourth and Randy Smith #26 finished fifth. Fans were treated to great doughnut action on the front stretch by winner Darren Shaw as he celebrated the feature victory.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all of our great fans for their continued support and would like to invite everyone next Saturday Night for Concert Night with Dammit Jim and Rednecks performing after the feature races.

A to Z Billboard’s Action Packed Night at the Races

April 22nd, 2013

Starting the evening’s activities was the always entertaining Grand National class. Don Marrs #9 jumped to an early lead from the pole position and was quickly overtaken by #98 Austin Johnson. Racing action continued hot and heavy as #71 Travis Walker threaded the needle to wrestle the lead away from Johnson earning him the victory. Tim Shields in the #42t overcame a back row starting position to at one point challenge for the lead, yet settled for second place and Marrs third. The two young Johnson brothers battled late, with Austin placing fourth and younger brother #97 Houston Johnson fifth.

A light turnout for the Midwest Lightning Sprints witnessed Bobby Layne #01 drive away with the victory, #20b of Tom Brown second, and the #85x of rookie Matt Hall third.

From green to white to checkered, the IMCA Stock Car division put on a show of technique and finesse. As the years first two time victor #x9 of Brad Whitney came from a second row starting position to take the lead early and was never challenged as the battle would be from second place on. Dean Wray #77 and Greg Keuhn #6x wheeled side by side for most of the race with Wray second and Keuhn third respectably. Racing action continued for fourth and fifth places as #3 Joe Zadina and #88 Jeff Dixon raced each other clean and hard, with Zadina edging Dixon to drive away fourth and Dixon finishing fifth.

Continuing an exciting night of races the IMCA Sport Mods took to the track and would not disappoint any in attendance. New comer to I-35 Speedway #23jr Nick Roberts picked up a hard fought victory over defending track champion Randy Ainsworth #57 who would finish second. Jeremy Pittsenbarger #32p was a challenger up front all night and finished third, with #27s Arron Duvall fourth, and Dustin Miller #52m fifth.

Keeping pace with the thrilling racing action the IMCA Hobby Stocks took to the 3/8 mile oval. “Mr. Burnout” Lee Farmer #17f lived up to his name as he drove his way to the win and treated the crowd by lighting his tires up in victory lane for his first feature victory of the season. Jamie Songer #96r placed a strong second with Kevin Fee #52 third. IMCA rookie of the year contender 16 year old Kenny Champ #3 rallied late to a fourth place finish, just nipping #55 Jason Fusselman at the line who finished fifth.

Rounding out the nights events the IMCA Modifieds took to the track in spectacular fashion. Jesse Sobbing #99 battled side by side with Hunter Marriott #62 until mechanical issues forced Marriott behind the wall for repairs. Sobbing then drove his way on to victory with Jordan Grabaski #30 driving through the pack to a solid second place finish. Week two feature winner Jeff James #71j continued his consistent streak with a third place finish. Late action between #14 Matt Bonine and #19 P.J. Conger witnessed a photo finish at the line with Bonine fourth and Conger fifth.

I-35 would like to thank all of our loyal fans for braving these cold conditions and invite everyone back next Saturday Night for “Dirt Trackin’ at its best”

Cold Night, Hot Racing Action at I-35 Speedway

April 15th, 2013

Starting out the feature action for week two of the 2013 racing season witnessed Bud Wilson’s #75 Grand National start out on the pole and never look back, leading every on his way to an impressive victory. Travis Walker driving the #71 challenged late, yet came up just a little short finishing a solid second place. First week winner #9 Don Marr placed third, with #98 Austin Johnson fourth and fourteen year old #97 Houston Johnson rounding out the top five.

Coming off what was a caution filled week one the IMCA Stock Car class was back in top running form. With one of the best features of the evening, Brad Whitney driving the #x9 jumped out to the early lead and never lifted taking the checkered flag for his first win of the season. The racing action behind Whitney was fast and furious with no one gaining a clear advantage until the final flag was thrown. When the dust settled #77 Dean Wray drove home second, Todd Fisher #44 continued his early season success with a solid third place finish. Coming from a deep starting position #M36 of Clay Mercer battled his way to a fourth place showing, with #3 “Smokin” Joe Zadina driving home in fifth.

Continuing the hot racing action on the track, the IMCA Sport Mods did not disappoint. Wes Bestgen #15b jumped out to the early lead but was forced to retire early due to mechanical issues. The racing action continued as several drivers contended for the top spot, with #7 Doug Keller taking the victory. After an untimely incident early on, #23jr Nick Roberts drove his way from the rear of the field to an impressive second place finish. Blain Petersen #68+1 raced his was to third, with #37 Anthony Asher a very close fourth. Last week’s feature winner #57 Randy Ainsworth continued his attempt at repeating as track champion with a consistent fifth place finish.

Next on the on the 3/8 mile was the IMCA Hobby Stock’s with #77c Andy Coffman charging to the front and battling all challengers to pick up his first feature win of 2013. Always fast #17f Lee Farmer challenged late yet had to settle in to the second position. Third place was week one feature winner #3 Kenny Champ, Jamie Songer driving #96r finished fourth, and pole sitter #34 Mich Ross fifth.

As a specialty of the evening the vintage racers entered I-35 and continued the night’s fast racing atmosphere. Father and two sons put on a spectacular show by dominating the class and taking the top three spots. When the checkered flag flew #5 Keith Simmons finished first with brother Zack Simmons #13 second and father Jack Simmons in the #j2 third.

The evening’s features concluded with the IMCA Modifieds, staying true to form the racing action did not disappoint. Pole sitter #2h John Hanson jumped out to an early lead yet was challenged early and lost the lead to track regular #26s Steven Glenn. With fending off all contenders Glenn suffered a broken axel ending his chances at victory. This set the scene for three wide racing between P.J. Conger, Jeff James, and Randy Smith. Throw a blanket over the top three with the lead changing each lap until #71j Jeff James was able to pull away to victory. Week one winner P.J. “The King” Conger raced his way to a solid second and battling back to third was #2h John Hanson. Fourth belonged to #26 Randy Smith with #10 Johnny McGinnis placed fifth.

We want to thank all of our great fans at I-35 Speedway for braving the cold and welcome everyone back next week for “Dirt Trackin at its best”

Marrs, Keuhn, Ainsworth, Champ, and Conger pick up feature wins at I35 season opener.

April 9th, 2013

Feature action got underway in the Grand National class with the 2012 Track Champion Bud Wilson, with a new look #75, leading the pack until a broken fan belt sent him behind the wall early. This turned the lead over to #9 Don Marrs who was challenged late by “The fifteen year old Sensation” Austin Johnson in the #98 car. Marrs held on to victory with Johnson a close second, Travis Walker in #71 came home third, “Moose” Houston Johnson #97 in fourth and rounding out the field after trouble was Wilson.

Next up was the IMCA stock cars, after a caution riddled feature where early season jitters were more than evident, 6x of Greg Keuhn was able to land the feature win. Keuhn was challenged mid race by Jeremiah Asher in the Boller prepared #14x who lead for several laps before a mishap in turn four gave the lead back to Keuhn. With battles raging throughout the field many drivers found themselves having to fight their way from back to front repeatedly due to cautions. When the smoke had cleared #21a of Aaron “Boo” Sauter placed second with the #18 Richard Moulton car third, Asher falling back to fourth, and Mathew West’s #1x coming in fifth.

Taking off right where he left off last season 2012 Track Champion #57 Randy Ainsworth wins the IMCA Sport Mod class. Ainsworth took the lead midway through passing the #37 Anthony Asher who put up a strong showing by placing second. Aaron Duvall driving the #27s proved to be a strong contender, charging from tenth starting position to finish in third place. Eddie Swope III started on the pole but feel back late to finish up in fourth, with Nick Hanes driving the 9h rounding out the top five.

The future looks bright in the IMCA Hobby Stock’s with 16 year old Kenny Champ speeding his way to victory in a hard fought competitive class. Racing behind the leader proved exciting as the 4c of Kurt Reed battled his way through the pack to place second. “Mr. Burnout” Lee Farmer’s 17f rallied his way to third after recovering from an earlier race incident which sent him to the rear of the field. In fourth place for the evening was #77c Andy Coffman and #83 David Truskett with a solid fifth place finish.

As the IMCA Modifieds took to the dirt the racing action heated to a boiling point for the night. Side by side action from start to finish was on the agenda for all that participated. Darren Shaw’s #11 looked to be the car to beat as he captured the early lead and held on for several circuits until sliding high in turns three and four leaving the door open for #19 PJ “The King” Conger. Conger received a strong challenge late, but held off the hard charging #71j of Jeff James who finished second. With an impressive performance #38 of Brad Bergren finished third, “Mr. Excitement” Jim Cameron’s #96c coming in fourth and fifth going to the #10 car driven by Johnny McGinnis.

I-35 Speedway Fans were treated to a great night of racing along with the kids participating in our first “stinky foot races” of the season. Please make plans to join us next week for more action packed excitement at I-35 Speedway “Dirt Trackin’ at its best”!

I-35 Speedway Kickoff

April 2nd, 2013

I-35 Speedway practice is scheduled for Thursday, April 4th with gates opening at 5:00 pm.  The weather is starting to improve; everyone is ready for “Dirt Trackin’ at its Best”.  Spectators get in free for practice so we invite you to come see the best drivers handle the exciting 3/8 mile dirt track.  Trackside Bar and Grill along with concessions will be open for your dining convenience.

I-35 Speedway season opener will be Saturday, April 6th with Pit Gates opening at 4:30 pm, Grandstands open at 5:00 pm, Driver’s Meeting at 6:00 pm, Hot Laps at 6:30 pm, and Racing like no other at 7:00 pm. General admission for adults $12.00, Seniors (62 and over) $10.00, Kids (7-12) $6.00, kids 6 and under free with Pit Passes costing $28.00.

The weatherman is predicting temperatures in the upper sixties with a light wind as the cars pass the flag stand at a high rate of speed.  Come all and see if Track Champions from the past can repeat or if new faces rise to the top.  Pick out your favorite car and driver and cheer them on as we kick off what promises to be a great racing season.  Mike and Kyle Johnson strive to make I-35 Speedway the premier dirt track for drivers, pit crews, and spectators with continual improvements and upgrades.  We look forward to seeing all there.  Let the racing season begin!

Youth to Invade I-35 Speedway for 2013 Racing Season

March 2nd, 2013

As the 2013 racing season draws near at I-35 Speedway anticipation and expectations are high.  Last season’s Grand National Class witnessed 14-year-old sensation “Awesome” Austin Johnson win 9 heat races, 3 features, and Rookie of the Year.  With the bar set high for the 2013 racing season, enter younger brother Houston “Moose” Johnson to the Grand National Class. Houston has been watching, waiting, and dreaming of his opportunity to pilot the #97 hot rod. Sporting a Shocker Chassis, the “Moose is Loose” for 2013 under the guidance of 2012 Champ, Bud Wilson.  Houston’s driving skills come from his father, Mike, and brother, Austin, which means he knows one speed, foot to the floor wide open.  Watching these brothers battle one another and challenge veterans for the track championship hopes to be only one of the many things to make the Grand National Class exciting this racing season.  Add to this mix 17-year-old Chris Kline from Kearney, Missouri driving rocket #99 and hungry for a win.  Boosting over thirteen top 10 finishes in 2012 Chris is another of the young guns that can make a run for the championship in 2013.  Will Bud Wilson rule with another championship in 2013 or will youth prevail?  Will veterans rise to the top and educate the youth making the statement that they are not ready to “pass the torch” at this time?  One way to find answers to these questions, join us weekly at I-35 Speedway for racing action like no other.

2013 will also feature 14-year-old second generation driver Bryce Whitney from Trenton, Missouri to the Hobby Stock Class.  The son of racer Brad Whitney, Bryce will take over the driving duties from sister and longtime racer Alexis Whitney, in the ever so familiar X9.  When father Brad was asked about Bryce and the 2013 season he answered; “it should be interesting”.  While Alexis is attending Northwest Missouri State University with a busy workload, it opened the driver’s seat for Bryce to hone his driving skills.  With Bryce at the wheel expectations are high to see the X9 continue at the front of the field in the 2013 Hobby Stock Class.

These are just four of the young drivers attempting to leave their mark on the racing scene at I-35 this season.  Many new drivers will enter and challenge the veterans, so come, enjoy, and cheer on your favorite racer.  We look forward to seeing all our fans at I-35 Speedway, “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.  Be sure to come check out our practice session on Saturday, March 23, beginning at 2:00 pm.  The U.S. Modified Touring Series (USMTS) rolls into I-35 Speedway on Saturday, March 30, to get the 2013 racing season started.

I-35 Speedway Holds Drivers’ Meeting and Announces 2013 Schedule

January 22nd, 2013

Over 100 people filled the I-35 Speedway Trackside Bar & Grill to attend the 2013 Drivers Meeting to register, catch up on the latest rule changes, and gather any new racing information.  Track owner Mike Johnson started the meeting by welcoming and thanking everyone for their attendance and continued support.  Mike talked about the changes completed to the racing surface in turns 1 & 2, changes that promise to enhance the already great competition.  Mike encouraged all to keep a positive attitude and have fun this racing season.  Also, Mike added that anyone can call and talk to him about any situation; as his phone number is on the website.  Owners Mike and Kyle Johnson continue to work hard and make improvements; as they strive to make I-35 the best, fun, and family oriented race track in the country.  In the scoring booth this year will be Karen Darling and Jamie Powell, with JD Green on the raceiver.  Big additions this year are pit contacts: Brad Whitney and Randy Grimmet to assist with any situations that may arise with line ups and track questions.  Tech will be handled primarily by Bobby Lopez with assistance from Jim Peeler as needed.  Jim Peeler introduced a better helmet to prevent loss and damage to receivers (contact Jim for details).  Jim also stated that all helmets this racing season must be SA 2005-2010.  Anyone using a head and neck restraint must have a head rest on both sides of the seat and seat belts must be fastened to the main roll cage, not the tail section.  Jim asked all drivers and crew members to assure safety features are correctly in place.  Modified, Sport Modified, Street Stock, and Hobby Stock will all remain IMCA sanctioned for the 2013 season.  All participants are urged to read the rules.

The 2013 schedule has practice on March 23, 2013, with gates opening at 1:00 pm and practice from 2:00 pm until as along as needed.  On March 30, 2013, the U.S. Modified Touring Series (USMTS) returns to I-35 Speedway with the Modifieds and support classes USRA B-Mods and Stocks that always put on a great racing show.  I-35 Speedway’s season opener is scheduled for April 6, 2013.  Three after race concerts are planned along with the always popular fireworks display July 6. Kids’ Night at the races will be August 3rd and we will round out the season with the Show-Me Spectacular October 12, 2013.  The Midwest Lightning Sprints are on tap for 16 events, with the Show-Me Vintage Racers visiting the speedway 4 times.  We will be announcing additional events for the kids from week to week; such as “stinky foot races”, bike races, autograph night, and the list goes on.  For our complete schedule visit our website www.I-35Speedway.net .

Please come and join us for an exciting season of “Dirt Track Racin’ At It’s Best”.

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I-35 Speedway Annual Drivers’ Meeting

January 17th, 2013

Reminding all drivers and crew members the I-35 Speedway 2013 Annual Drivers’ Meeting is this Saturday, January 19, 2013, at Trackside Bar and Grill at 10:00 am. All drivers are urged to attend this very important meeting as all facts and insight for the upcoming 2013 racing season will be discussed. I-35 Trackside Bar and Grill will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for your dining convenience. Mike and Kyle have been hard at work during the off season with repairs and improvements to enhance the already competitive racing.

We look forward to seeing our friends that race with us on a regular basis and invite new racers to give us a try as we strive to be the very best Saturday night racing experience.

I-35 Speedway Show Me “Spooktacular”

October 22nd, 2012

Starting and exciting night of racing action were our Street Stock Class heat races. Heat Race #1 saw a fierce battle up front between #55 of Sean Foster and #77 of veteran Dean Wray. Foster was challenged every lap but ran a great line and held on for the heat race win with Wray a close second, Gene Stigall in #20 finishing third securing these three drivers a spot in the shootout for starting positions in the feature. Heat race #2 for Stock proved to be just as exciting with I-35 track champion Jon Boller JR picking up the win in car #20x challenged all the way by #14F of Larry Ferris and #417 driven by Kevin Anderson setting up the final three drivers for the six car shootout.
Next to take the track was the always exciting Hobby Stocks. The first heat race was no disappointment with #96B of Andy Coffman pulling out to a nice lead followed by x9a of “Bad” Brad Whitney filling in for daughter Alexas with #17 “Mr. Burnout” Lee Farmer coming home third securing spots in the shootout for their feature starting positions. The second heat race was just as exciting with 2012 IMCA I-35 track champion Eric Stanton in #7B picking up the win over second place finisher #96R of Jamie Songer and third place finisher Brian Stich in car #21 rounding out the field of six for the shootout.

Then on to the track came the featured fire breathing Sport Modifieds for their heat race action. Heat race one set the stage for what was to follow in the feature with I-35 track champion #57 Randy Ainsworth taking up right where he left off three weeks before coming through the pack and taking the win challenged all the way by Gene Claxton in car #42 finishing second with #54 of Lynn Starry third. Heat race two found #91 Eddie Swope Jr in victory lane followed by always fast Doug Keller driving car #7 and #6 of Lucas Isaacs rounding out the top three. Heat race #3 proved to be another great setup for the shootout and feature to come with Austin Kaplin taking the win. Second place went to #66 Ethan Isaacs and third place going to car #44 of Grand National track champion Bud Wilson driving the Huey Jacobs prepared outlaw special. Racing action continued with heat race #4 with 17X of Clint Baker charging to the front making the car work as #101 Eddie Swope III finished second and Chad Shaw in #27s finished third.

Abundant number of entries in our Sport Modified class called for a B feature to take place. Twelve cars took to the track trying to secure one of the eight available spots to move up to the feature event. When the smoke cleared the winner was #3j driven by Joe Brugroni, second to #13 Taylor Musselman, third to Bryon Rigsby #128, fourth place finisher #86J Jarod Weston, fifth to Bobby Penny #16, sixth #33j Jason Billups, seventh to #14S of Paul West and eight and final transfer spot going to #52m “Wild Thing” Dustin Miller. This set the field for our feature events.
The shootouts for the first six finishers to secure starting positions where fast paced and action packed. In the hobby stocks #96B Andy Coffman picked up the win giving him the pole position and Lee Farmer finishing second setting up the front row. Street Stock Dash saw Dean Wray #77 pick up the win to start on pole and #20 Gene Stigall second to set front starting positions for their feature. Sport Modified shootout win went to #91 Eddie Swope Jr with 17x of Clint Baker second giving him the outside starting position setting all classes for feature race action.

First feature of the night witnessed 18 Street Stock competitors lining up to take the green flag. Setting the pace early was #77 of Dean Wray jumping out to an early lead challenged by outside pole sitter Gene Stegall #20. Track Champion Jon Boller Jr was making his way to the front until Shane Florence #41 looped his car between turns three and four leaving Boller and others nowhere to go damaging the front components sending him to the pits for repairs. On the restart Kevin Anderson #417 proved to be the fastest car on the track taking second from Stegall and setting sights on Wray for the lead. In a bold move coming off turn two Anderson took over the lead and never looked back. Dean Wray in #77 spun in turn 2 bringing out the caution sending him to the pits for repairs and able to come back without losing a lap. When green flag action resumed the hard charger was Greg Keuhn #6x coming from the 16th starting position to move into 2nd place as the laps wound down with Shawn Lee #4d finishing third and Dean Wray #77 from the back after repairs to finish fourth and “Big” Jeff Dixon bringing it home fifth.

Next to the track came the Hobby Stocks for their feature event with #96b Andy Coffman on the poled flanked by 17f of Lee Farmer. When the green flag dropped Coffman took the lead and stayed out front challenged by Farmer early as the two raced side by side. Enter into the front three #7b of track champion Eric Stanton as he made his presence felt. As laps continued to tick away the race heated up for second as Farmer #17 and Stanton #7b raced side by side for more than five continual laps with Farmer taking second and Stanton finishing third with the victory going to first time winner #96B Andy Coffman driving a flawless race. Fourth went to x9a of “Bad” Brad Whitney and fifth to #21 of Brian Stich.

Sport Modifieds, our featured class of the evening took to the track with a full field of 24 race cars as excitement filled the air. Starting on the front row #91 Eddie Swope Jr and the very fast #17x of Clint Baker eagerly awaited the drop of the green flag. As the action started Swope gained the lead early only to see the #17x of Clint Baker make the pass to move out front and hold the lead for several laps. Early cautions kept the field bunched tight and the racing close. Contact between multiple cars in turn 4 brought out the caution while simultaneously action in turn 1 saw Eddie Swope III leave the racing surface and flip erratically, ending his night with a damaged race car but no injuries. When racing action continued #1 Austin Kaplin used the high line to his advantage charging to the front to take over the lead moving Baker to second. As the race continued under green conditions #7 Doug Keller moved through the pack from his seventh starting position to second as debris on the front straight brought out a caution with 3 laps remaining. Racing action continued with Keller working the low side challenging leader Kaplin. A spin on the last turn of the last lap took Keller out of contention giving the win to #1 Austin Kaplin. Second place was very close at the line with #66 Ethan Isaacs edging out #12x of Clint Baker by a bumper. Finishing fourth was #91 Eddie Swope Jr and rounding out the top five the #128 of Bryon Rigsby.

It was an exciting night of racing with drivers from four different states represented in all three classes. Many point champions from other race tracks made the racing more action packed. Ending the season @ I-35 Speedway on a high note recognizing the talent in these three classes with the best drivers and fans in the country sets the stage for next year’s racing action. Look forward to seeing everyone for our 2013 racing season.

Show-Me Spectacular Postponed Again

October 16th, 2012

Winston, Mo -Due to the rain and possible severe weather, I-35 Speedway has been forced to postpone the 2nd annual Show-Me Spectacular until next Saturday, October 20th.

This only adds to the excitement and preparation for the drivers to have the final word and bragging rights for the entire winter.

Rules and regulations along with the schedule for the 2012 Show-Me Spectacular can be found at i-35speedway.net.

Dirt Trackin at its best at I-35 Speedway.

Chet Querry, PR

I-35 Speedway Changes Date for Show-Me Spectacular

October 5th, 2012

Due to the cold temperatures and impending freeze this weekend the Show-Me Spectacular at I-35 Speedway Winston, Missouri, will be moved to Saturday, October 13th. Gates will open at 4:00 pm, Hotlaps 6:30 pm, and Racing at 7:00 pm.

The second annual Show-Me Spectacular headlines the end of the season at I-35 Speedway in Winston, Missouri this year. The show features the SportMods/B-Mods paying $1000 to win, $100 to start. The Stock Cars, paying $600 to win, $70 to start. The Hobby Stocks paying $400 to win, $55 to start. Capping off the 2012 season will be the Josey Milner Band.

Be sure to come early and get one of our famous tenderloins at I-35 Speedway’s Trackside Bar & Grill. Trackside Bar & Grill serves dinner every Friday and Saturday night all year round.

Full payouts, registration, and rules can be seen by visiting www.I-35Speedway.net and clicking on the Show-Me Spectacular tab.

Championship Night @ I-35 Speedway

September 30th, 2012

Winston, Mo -Championship usually leads to great racing because everybody is at the top their game to prove they belong at the top. This year was no different.

The IMCA Stock Cars had first shot at entertaining the crowd. Jon Boller Jr and Dean Wray started on the front row. Since the track opened in 1994 Wray has been nearly impossible to beat when he starts on the front row. Tonight proved the same outcome. Boller stayed right with Wray and even challenged for a handful of laps, but Wray got away. Boller had to fend off challenges from behind, but only had one strong challenge from Joe Zadina, who came from the final starting spot. Zadina flew into third by the mid point of the feature. Contact in turns one and two sent Boller through the infield and back to fifth. Zadina proceeded to run down Wray. “Crewser” John Crews had picked his way to battle for third. Zadina just couldn’t run down Wray, who added another win to his tally for the season. Zadina finished second. Crews has been coming on strong late in the season and finished third with Dixon close behind in fourth. Boller dropped to fifth but knew all he had to do to secure the points championship was finish in the top 10. So he settled into fifth
where he finished and won the track championship. Zadina went from 15th to 2nd to win the hard charger award.

Next up were the Grand Nationals. Bud Wilson and Travis Walker led the field to green. Wilson wrestled the lead away from Walker. Nick Newton, making his first appearance in a Grand National at I-35 Speedway, quickly moved up to battle Walker for second. Wilson would get a flat right rear for the second straight week and anded the lead to Newton. Newton went on to get the win. Chad Clancy worked his way up from the back to finish second. Walker held on to third while Austin Johnson fought to finish fourth. Jim Peeler was fifth. Wilson had a comfortable lead going into the feature and just by completing a lap won the championship. Clancy won the hard charger award.

The IMCA SportMod class had Randy Ainsworth and Brad Whitney on the front row. Two veterans that know their way around a race track. Ainsworth has been quietly strong all year long, but tonight he wasn’t quiet about anything on the track. Midway through the feature he got a heavy dose of Jeremy Pittsenbarger flying around the outside. The outside went away and opened the door for Eddie Schwope Jr to move into second. Doug Keller, who has won the last two features, was looking for the first place battle but just couldn’t get to Ainsworth and Schwope’s bumpers. Schwope fought into the lead with just a lap to go, but Ainsworth powered back door to door. Coming out of the turn four to the checkered they were door to door and at the line, Ainsworth found just enough bite to beat Schwope by less than a foot. Keller finished third. Pittsenbarger and Whitney were 4th and 5th. Ainsworth was the points leader so winning guaranteed him the championship. Caleb Dennis is becoming the most regular hard charger as he moved from 18th to 9th.

The IMCA Hobby Stock feature had Eric Stanton and Mich Ross on the front row. Stanton jumped into the lead with Ross keeping pace for about five laps. Stanton then started pulling away to go on and win. Ross was comfortably in second where he finished. Alex Anderson, Eddie Ingram and Anthony Fletchall rounded out the top five. Stanton added to his points total which in turn gave him the championship. Tyson Overton started last and was the only driver to gain more than one position from his starting spot, so Overton