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2017 Northwest Missouri State Fair Races

August 25th, 2017

The Northwest Missouri State Fair is always looking to make the races bigger & better. But how can you make a car count of 107 cars in 2016 bigger? By beefing up the payouts even more in the middle. The payout to win didn’t change much for 2017. But 2nd thru 20th is much better in all classes.

Bonus money will still be paid out for lap leaders, heat winners & hard chargers. Plus a fan bonus. Bonus payouts are being adjusted & refigured so more bonuses can be given out. With possibly a big moment of the race for each feature. It could be a huge pass or avoiding a wreck or even a rollover.

There is thousands of dollars being paid out.

If a driver could win their heat, lead every lap of the feature & win it they could go home with a pocket full of money. Pure Stock-nearly $500. Stock Cars-over $1000. Amod-over $1700. And the 2 classes running both nights: Emod-over $1100 & Bmod-nearly $2350. (if race both nights & win & lead laps)

Don’t forget, these are USRA sanctioned races this year. So there could be new names & cars trying to get valueable national points.

It’s becoming on of the biggest 2 day races in the midwest and it’s only $10 each night. Sunday and Monday races at the Northwest Missouri State Fair in Bethany on Labor Day weekend.

2017 payouts

Sunday night:

-Emod-400-250-175-150-130-110-100-90-80-70-60-55-13th thru 20th $50
-Pure Stock-350-200-175-150-130-110-100-90-80-70-60-55-13th thru 20th $50
-Bmod-800-550-375-300-200-175-150-125-110-100-90-80-13th thru 20th $70
-Amod-1500-800-600-450-400-350-300-250-200-150-125-110-13th thru 20th $100

Monday night:

-Emod-600-350-250-225-200-175-125-110-100-90-75-60-13th thru 20th-$55
-Stock Cars-750-525-400-275-225-175-150-125-115-110-100-90-80-14th thru 20th $70
-Bmod-1200-700-500-400-300-250-200-175-150-125-110-100-90-80-15th thru 20th $70

REBEL 5K set to debut at Davenport Speedway

April 11th, 2015

DAVENPORT, Ia.- This Friday, April 10th,the Davenport Speedway will host the inaugural REBEL 5K. The event is highlighted by IMCA Late Models racing for a top prize of $5,000.

The REBEL 5K will be run on the quarter-mile dirt oval at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds. Twenty-fourdrivers will qualify for the forty lap feature event.

Also racing at the REBEL 5K will be Modifieds, StreetStocks, SportMods, and 4-Stocks. All classes will be using a draw/re-draw format.

The practice session set for Thursday night, has been cancelled.

The high speed excitement moves over to the half-mile track on Friday, April 17th,for the 2nd Annual Midwest Sanction Showdown. The event marks the return of the MARS DirtCar Series and is co-sanctioned by the Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series. The open late models will be joined by the Modifieds and Street Stocks.

The Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, on West Locust Street in Davenport, Iowa. Pit gates will open at 4:30pm, grandstand at 5:00pm, with hotlaps at 6:30, and racing at7:00pm.

For more information, visit our website at “davenportspeedway.com” or call (563) 652-5302.

Big Money at the Northwest Missouri State Fair Races on Labor Day Weekend

August 20th, 2014

Bethany, Mo-The 2014 Northwest Missouri State Fair has put up the biggest purse in the history of the fair. The 98th annual fair will feature racing on Sunday (Aug 31st) and Monday (Sept 1st) nights. Sunday nights racing with feature the Show-Me Vintage Racers making their second straight appearance. After last year when one of the vintage cars took a tumble, all the talk has been about the Vintage class. They Vintage Racers are ready to put on another great show.

Also on Sunday will be the All-Star Midgets making their first ever appearance at the fair races. The Midgets will renew a 25 year old East-West challenge for $1000. Sunday night races will rap up with the Limited Modified class. USRA & IMCA SportMod rules will apply, also ACR (Atchison County Raceway). If your track rules are compatible with any of those you will be legal to run. The weight limit will be in affect & scales will be used. Crate motors are allowed to use 4 barrel carburetors.

The Limited Modified feature will pay $1000 to win. The feature will be 30 laps. Many sponsors have added money to pay the leader of each lap $20 per lap. The hard charger in the feature will go to the driver that gains the most spots from the original lineup to the finish & pay $100. And finally, all heat winners will be paid $30 for winning. Then return on Labor Day, Monday night, to rap up the fair with 3 more classes of racing.

The Emods (Economy Mods) will kick off the show. The Emods are the newest and quickest growing class right now. It’s a spec modified. Check ACR or I-35 Speedway for rules.

Also Monday, the Stock Cars will put on a great show. USRA & IMCA rules will apply, along with ACR, Valley Speedway & CMS rules. All weight limits will apply according to your track rules. Motors may be set back according to Valley & CMS rules but you have to meet the weight limit to match. The biggest exception is all Stock Cars will run a 2 barrel carburetor, 500 cfm or smaller. Absolutely NO 4 barrel carbs. The Stock feature will be 20 laps long & pay $700 to win. More sponsors have put up extra money for each lap, $10 per lap. $50 hard charger payout & $20 to each heat winner.

And finally, The “High Flyin” A mods will round out the 2014 Northwest Missouri State Fair. The final decision was made to pay $2000 to win. USRA & IMCA Modified rules apply. And again, more sponsors stepped up to throw in extra money. The feature will be 30 laps & pay $30 per lap to the lap leader. Which could mean an additional $900 total if they could lead all 30 laps. The hard charger in the Modified class will pay $150 & every heat winner will be paid $50.

Top 5 finishers will be teched in every class & if a driver is found illegal they will be DQed. If you have any questions about rules or anything you can contact Jon Boller Jr at 816-752-3645 or Chet Querry at 660-373-2357.

The 2014 edition of the Northwest Missouri State Fair races will be one you won’t forget, August 31st & September 1st on Labor Day weekend.

Strong Lineup of Contenders Set to Elbow Up this Sunday for the Missouri State Fair Championships at the Historic Half Mile!

August 16th, 2012

Big horsepower, bragging rights, bravado, flashy machines, and throngs of fans will all be a part of Sunday’s Missouri State Fair Championships at Missouri State Fair Speedway. The final night of the 110th edition of the state fair will draw to a close Sunday night in Sedalia. Make no mistake about it, only dirt car racing could do justice to such a special occasion in the storied history of the fair. The drama unfolds this weekend on the hallowed grounds of the big half mile when four more drivers will walk away forever known as a State Fair Champion!

Four exciting classes take part in the action including ASCS Warrior Region Sprint Cars, MLRA Super Late Models, Modifieds, and Law Enforcement Crown Victoria Battle of the Badges cars. Last year’s champions were Brian Brown in sprints, John Anderson in MLRA, and Jim Moody in modifieds. These drivers are expected to compete again this year.

Two of the biggest and fastest race tracks in the Kansas City region have combined forces to make an already scheduled big weekend of racing even bigger. The tracks will host the first-ever MO-KAN Sprint Car Shootout presented by Tompkins Industries and Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps/Impact4800.com! The combined effort includes two powerful nights of action on Friday, August 17 and Saturday, August 18, at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City and the Historic Half Mile on Sunday.

The best of the best in the ASCS Warrior Region will compete for the win. A special three-night mini point championship will determine the shootout champion over the course of the weekend. The standard ASCS point structure will be in effect. First place will take away an extra $500 with second receiving $400, third $300, fourth, $200, and fifth place claiming an extra $100.

John Anderson leads the charge of the Lucas Oil Products MLRA late models. Anderson currently leads the point standings and has five victories this season, including last weekend’s event at Junction Motor Speedway. Kevin Sather and Mark Dotson are expected to bring their Rookie of the Year battle to the big track. Among others expected to compete is local driver Jason Bodenhamer, who recently returned to MLRA racing at Junction. Another late model driver set to compete
Sunday night will have one-up on the rest of the field as he already claimed a victory at the speedway this season. This driver is none other than the ‘Neosho Night Hawk,’ Chris Hawkins, who picked up a ULMA late model win earlier this season.

Hawkins stated, “I have every intention on racing at the state fair race. I have made the MLRA race there several years as well and ran third in an outlaw Sportsman in 2002. My sponsors are Jim and Vicki Odell of O’Dell Trucking and Pro-Lube Maintenance Center and SafeRacer, and Super Moon Graphics.” Hawkins currently sits inside the top five overall ULMA standings and is the current late model track point’s leader at Valley Speedway.

For area modified fans, Sunday night’s action is not to be missed as several local area hot shoes are expected to compete for the title of Missouri State Champion. Although USRATM modifieds rules are used for this event, the race is not a USRATM point’s-earning race. Jim Moody has racked up multiple championships over the years and will surely be one of the stronger drivers to take the field.

Another driver planning to attend is Account Executive by day at Henry Wurst Incorporated, and racer by night, Dave McVey of Greenwood, Missouri. McVey said, “I am planning on racing the fair. I don’t have many highlights this year, blown motors, bent shocks etc., but we have been having fun.” McVey competes at local modified tracks, has one feature victory, and last year finished among the top ten in points at the now defunct Central Missouri Speedway in Warrensburg. His sponsors include Napa Auto Parts of Garden City, Rockin’ C Bar & Grill, Clint’s Tire and Lube, and Precision Pipe.

Scotty Roberts of Columbia, Missouri has every intention of competing Sunday night. Roberts recently stated, “It’s been a decent year even though we got a late start to the race season. I’ve been top five every night except for a few times. I mainly raced at LA Raceway but did venture down to Lucas Oil Speedway a few times. The fair continues to be one of the biggest races of importance to me and my team. When I was a kid, we went to the races every weekend two nights a week and sometimes three, and the fair race was always the biggest of any of them. Of course it was a day race then but drivers from all over the state and surrounding states would show up to race. One favorite memory was watching Buddy Mullens win the 100 lap day race in 1993. Memories such as this stick out vividly in my mind and that’s why this race means so much to me. We will be there with our Allen Auto Sports chassis, SRD Performance Engine, with sponsorship from Tiger Towing in Columbia, Scotty’ Sign, and Auto Zone.”

John Allen of Chanute, Kansas is another fierce competitor planning on making the long haul to the track Sunday evening in his familiar #98 Allen’s Automotive entry. John has over 200 career main event wins and 27 years of racing under his belt. His sponsors include Harrison Auto Racing, Hillsdale Storage, Aero Race Wheels, Face Designs, Fast Shafts, Simpson, BSB, McCarthy Auto Group, and Allen’s Automotive Inc. The veteran driver also has three NCRA Modified Championships to his credit and will be a definite threat to add a Missouri State Fair championship to his resume.

One modified driver who has been missing in action this year, at least behind the wheel, will make just his third start of the year this Sunday. Jason Thompson of Concordia, Missouri will pilot the Ron Keith owned #25 Hughes Chassis modified powered by Mullins Race Engines. Thompson was the Central Missouri Speedway modified track champion in 2010 and also picked up championship winning seasons at LA Raceway in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2008. Thompson has over 50 main event wins to his credit and has served as car/crew chief for Rick Beebe this year on the modified touring series. Sponsors on the entry include Arbor Masters, DeSoto Auto Parts, Car Quest, John Flegler, Shred It, Robert E. Mueller Insurance Group, Beebe Heating & Air, Steve’s Auto Repair, and BRP of Shawnee, Kansas.

It was just over two years ago on August 6, 2010 when officers representing several different genres of the law enforcement profession gathered at the ‘Historic Half Mile’ to raise funds for the Special Olympics. In three events, law enforcement officers have raised over $80,000 for this special cause. This Sunday, the Battles cars return for exciting heat race action along with a main event to crown the Battle of the Badges Missouri State Fair Champion.

The effort supports over 15,000 Missouri Special Olympics Athletes. There are over a dozen different teams expected to compete Sunday night in Crown Victoria’s decked out like law enforcement cars. Last year’s winner was Aaron Bolinger from the Cole County Sheriff’s Department.

Lieutenant Mike Nienhuis of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office will drive the Morgan County #95 car in the battle race. Nienhuis stated, “My main sponsors are D&R Towing, Bill and Mary DiMarsico with the Civil Air Patrol Auxiliary, Coconuts Caribbean Bar & Grill at the lake, and Envision Signs and Graphics. This will be my first time at the State Fair. We need to remember the Battles race is for the kids and with the kids is where we will be able to make a difference in the world.”

The theme at the fair this year is ‘Then and Now’ and race fans will have a taste of this theme as they make their way to the speedway when a piece of local race history will be on display with the McCown #96 car owned by CT Jacobi on display for all to see. Race Receivers are required for all classes. Drivers are reminded that there will not be Race Receivers for sale or rent at the track, all drivers will need to bring their own. ASCS 360 Sprints, MLRA Late Models, and Modifieds make up the exciting competition during the championships along with the officers in the Battle of the Badges!

Visit the speedway’s official website at www.missouristatefairspeedway.com or search and like the speedway on Facebook. Note: mention of driver name within this press release DOES NOT guarantee race-night participation. On Sunday, pit gates open at 3 p.m., admission gates open at 4:30; hot laps take place at 5:30 with racing getting underway at 6 p.m. General Admission – $18, Senior & Military – $15, Kids 6-12 – $8, Five & under free; all pit passes are $25.

Enforcement ‘Battle of the Badges’ in Action during 2012 Missouri State Fair Championships at Historic Half Mile!

August 15th, 2012

It was just over two years ago on August 6, 2010 when officers representing several different genres of the law enforcement profession gathered at the ‘Historic Half Mile’ that is Missouri State Fair Speedway to raise funds for the Special Olympics. In three events, law enforcement officers have raised over $80,000 for Special Olympics. This year’s event marks the third time that officers have gathered for this highly anticipated event. This Sunday, the Battles cars will return for exciting heat race action along with a main event to crown the Battle of the Badges Missouri State Fair Champion.

For the past 27 years Law Enforcement personnel have raised funds for Special Olympics; however, the Battle of the Badges race is far and away the most exciting event in which funds are raised for this special cause. The effort supports over 15,000 Missouri Special Olympics Athletes. Teams were established and competition among competitors ensued to see who could raise the most funds for this special cause leading into the special event.

Participating officers have diligently worked on their team entries for this event in which each driver will compete in Ford Crown Victoria automobiles that give a “cop car” look to each entrant. Event trophies will go to the feature event winner as well as second and third place. In addition, accolades will be handed out to the ‘Hard Charger’ and to the team
that raises the most money for Special Olympics.

The last time the ‘Battles’ cars appeared at the speedway the officers brought a large contingent of fans to the track to cheer on their favorites among the 21 cars on hand. Sergeant Steve Weaver took home the trophy for most money raised in 2010, while the lone female competitor, Capt. Zim Schwartze, representing the Columbia PD came away with best in show and best looking driver. Senior Deputy Officer Jason Conn took home the hard charger award while the Jefferson County team took home the longest distance traveler award. After a few cautions late in the event, in the end it was Sergeant Weaver who came away with the victory.

This year, the St. Louis County Police Department will compete in two cars. Behind the wheel of the #34 car will be
Captain Mike Dierkes while Office Dan Schroeder will pilot the #43 entry. “Jack Voracek (St. Louis County Highways and Traffic Supervisor Mechanic) has donated his time and money in helping build car #43 this year” stated officer
Schroeder. “Without his help and support we would not have a second car to race for this honorable cause. I have decided to dedicate this car to his late grandfather, Corporal Charles E. Voracek, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, who was killed in the line of duty on 8/28/1952. I have also placed a tribute to his grandfather on the hood of the car.” The team has many supporters it wishes to thank for making their battle possible, including Electronic Tracking Systems,
Shapiro Steel, Southern Metals, NAPA and the South County Police Business Association.

Jason Worthley will participate in his third Battle event this year. The first year Worthley participated as a Water
Patrolmen but this year after the merger of the Water Patrol and the Highway Patrol he represents Troop F, Zone 6 as a Missouri State Trooper. Worthley refers to the unfortunate incident in which his good friend, Trooper Fred Guthrie lost his life in the floodwaters in Northwest Missouri as inspiration for his participation in this year’s event.

“Fred was on the SWAT team with me, he a good friend to all of us. I started to build a car in memory of him but changed the theme to pay tribute to all the Troopers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. My car will have the names of every Trooper who has paid the Ultimate Sacrifice and the names will be down the side of my car.”

“None of this would be possible without the help of my sponsors. They loved the idea and handed over money to help me get started. Along with getting my own sponsors I have also obtained sponsors who need to be recognized. They are as follows: Springfield Armory, they donated new XDs pistol to give to the race winner. Gearforsports.com donated Under Armor gear
to give to the second and third place finishers, while Snap-On Tools donated a package to be given to the driver who raises the most money for the event. Surdyke Yamaha and Marina in Osage Beach, Springfield Armory, and Pepsi, who donated banners for Event Sponsors, also played a big role in our entry for this event.”

The theme at the fair this year is ‘Then and Now’ and race fans will have a taste of this theme as they make their way to the speedway when a piece of local race history will be on display with the McCown #96 car owned by CT Jacobi on display for all to see. Race Receivers are required for all classes. Drivers are reminded that there will not be Race Receivers for sale or rent at the track, all drivers will need to bring their own. ASCS 360 Sprints, MLRA Late Models, and Modifieds make up the exciting competition during the championships along with the officers in the Battle of the Badges!

Visit the speedway’s official website at www.missouristatefairspeedway.com or search and like the speedway on Facebook. On race night, pit gates will open at 3 p.m., admission gates open at 4:30; hot laps take place at 5:30 with racing getting underway at 6 p.m. General Admission – $18, Senior & Military – $15, Kids 6-12 – $8, Five & under free; all pit passes are $25.

Austin Alumbaugh Eyes Second 360 Sprint Crown During Missouri State Fair Championships!

August 7th, 2012

Even though this season has seen its share of unforgettable moments in all classes and unfortunate drought conditions that have pushed drivers and fans to the brink of toleration, things are about to become even more intense. The Missouri State Championship races are just two weeks away on Sunday, August 19 at the ‘Historic Half Mile’ in Sedalia, Missouri, to bring the 110th edition of the State Fair to a roaring close. Storylines will play out and when the night concludes, three more drivers’ names will forever be etched in history.

One driver anticipating the big night is 2010 Missouri State Fair Sprint Car Champion and current Wingless Auto Racing (WAR) Sprint Car point leader, Austin Alumbaugh of Higginsville, Missouri. Alumbaugh’s 2012 schedule has led his crew to several venues, competing not only in the WAR sprint car series but also with the ASCS Warrior Region and National ASCS tour stops. In addition, he has posted several starts in weekly competition at Valley Speedway, LA Raceway and Double XX Speedway and recorded visits to Lucas Oil Speedway, Atchison County Raceway, US36 Raceway, and Montgomery County Speedway. Most recently, Alumbaugh competed in pair of USAC races when the touring series rolled through town.

It is quite obvious that Austin is no stranger to racing at several different venues against the best open-wheel racers in the nation. Season highlights include a pair of WAR victories, one at Double XX Speedway in early June and the other at US36 Raceway in late July. This year, Alumbaugh will try to recapture the sprint car title by competing in the car he uses on the non-winged circuit by adding the wing. The #26 car owned by Rick Smith is sponsored by Engine Connection, Schure Built Suspension, Harvest Moon, Schaeffer Oil, MRP Chassis, and Federal Mogul. Rick Wood Masonry and Alumbaugh Heating & Cooling also assist the team’s efforts.

Alumbaugh stated, “This season has gone pretty good for the non-wing car. I won my second non-wing feature of the season at US 36 Raceway! This is my first season running non wing so I am pretty excited about the accomplishments that I’ve had thus far. With the winged car, the season has been kind of rough getting things going.” However, he is currently inside the top five in the ASCS Warrior Region point standings and seems poised for a win in the not too distant future. That win could come in front of a huge audience during the State Fair championships.

An ironworker by day with Ironworkers Local 10, Alumbaugh got his first “big car” sprint racing start in 2005 in the 305 sprint car division. In 2008, he recorded two Winged Outlaw Warrior (WoW) sprint car victories and followed that up with the Rookie of the Year title in 2009 with WoW. Alumbaugh went on to post additional victories and just recently went
over 80 career starts. Prior to racing his 305, Alumbaugh befriended the Lasoski family, who gave him his first shot at driving in the 100cc junior sprint division at Sweet Springs Motorplex. He then moved up the tier to 600cc micro sprints and recorded his first win in 2003. His first 360 sprint car feature win came in 2008 at Springfield Airport Raceway in just his sixth 360 start. In 2008, Alumbaugh also competed in the 305 Nationals at Knoxville, Iowa.

After a devastating fire in 2008 claimed the team’s equipment, they were forced to regroup for the 2009 season. The team overcame adversity and turned devastation into triumph by the end of the new season and claimed the WoW Rookie of the Year title. No stranger to overcoming challenges and coming to the front, look for Alumbaugh to be a top contender during
the championship races at Sedalia. For more information about Austin and his team, visit www.alumbaughracing.com.

This year’s sprint car action has added excitement as Kansas City’s Lakeside Speedway and Sedalia’s Missouri State Fair Speedway will Team Up for the Tompkins Industries Mo-Kan Sprint Car Shootout Presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps/Impact4800.com. The two tracks have joined forces to make an already scheduled big weekend of racing even bigger. The effort includes action on Friday, August 17 and Saturday, August 18, at Lakeside Speedway with the special points-earning championship finishing up on Sunday in Sedalia. Visit the ASCS website at www.ascsracing.com for additional information.

The theme at the fair this year is ‘Then and Now’ and race fans will have a taste of this theme as they make their way to the speedway when a piece of local race history will be on display with the McCown #96 car owned by CT Jacobi on display for all to see. Track scorer Karen Darling commented, “I know a lot about that car. It was the car that Ken Taylor from Slater Mo. drove and won 2 State Fair championships back to back in, 1965 & 1966.” Fans will notice the transformation of open-wheeled cars from yesteryear to the high-tech machines they have evolved into today.

The MLRA late models will race for a championship crown throughout the evening. Visit www.mlraracing.com for a complete listing of current drivers. Regional modified drivers will also keep the fans guessing as to whom will come away as state fair champion. The Law Enforcement Battle of the Badges will also be part of the night’s action.

Race Receivers are required for all classes. Drivers are reminded that there will not be Race Receivers for sale or rent at the track, all drivers will need to bring their own.

Visit the speedway’s official website at www.missouristatefairspeedway.com or search and like the speedway on Facebook. On race night, pit gates will open at 3 p.m. with admission gates opening at 4:30; hot laps take place at 5:30 with racing getting underway at 6 p.m. General Admission – $18, Senior & Military – $15, Kids 6-12 – $8, Five & under free; all pit passes are $25.

Austin Alumbaugh Eyes Second 360 Sprint Crown During Missouri State Fair Championships!

August 7th, 2012

Even though this season has seen its share of unforgettable moments in all classes and unfortunate drought conditions that have pushed drivers and fans to the brink of toleration, things are about to become even more intense. The Missouri State Championship races are just two weeks away on Sunday, August 19 at the ‘Historic Half Mile’ in Sedalia, Missouri, to bring the 110th edition of the State Fair to a roaring close. Storylines will play out and when the night concludes, three more drivers’ names will forever be etched in history.

One driver anticipating the big night is 2010 Missouri State Fair Sprint Car Champion and current Wingless Auto Racing (WAR) Sprint Car point leader, Austin Alumbaugh of Higginsville, Missouri. Alumbaugh’s 2012 schedule has led his crew to several venues, competing not only in the WAR sprint car series but also with the ASCS Warrior Region and National ASCS tour stops. In addition, he has posted several starts in weekly competition at Valley Speedway, LA Raceway and Double XX Speedway and recorded visits to Lucas Oil Speedway, Atchison County Raceway, US36 Raceway, and Montgomery County Speedway. Most recently, Alumbaugh competed in pair of USAC races when the touring series rolled through town.

It is quite obvious that Austin is no stranger to racing at several different venues against the best open-wheel racers in the nation. Season highlights include a pair of WAR victories, one at Double XX Speedway in early June and the other at US36 Raceway in late July. This year, Alumbaugh will try to recapture the sprint car title by competing in the car he uses on the non-winged circuit by adding the wing. The #26 car owned by Rick Smith is sponsored by Engine Connection, Schure Built Suspension, Harvest Moon, Schaeffer Oil, MRP Chassis, and Federal Mogul. Rick Wood Masonry and Alumbaugh Heating & Cooling also assist the team’s efforts.

Alumbaugh stated, “This season has gone pretty good for the non-wing car. I won my second non-wing feature of the season at US 36 Raceway! This is my first season running non wing so I am pretty excited about the accomplishments that I’ve had thus far. With the winged car, the season has been kind of rough getting things going.” However, he is currently inside the top five in the ASCS Warrior Region point standings and seems poised for a win in the not too distant future. That win could come in front of a huge audience during the State Fair championships.

An ironworker by day with Ironworkers Local 10, Alumbaugh got his first “big car” sprint racing start in 2005 in the 305 sprint car division. In 2008, he recorded two Winged Outlaw Warrior (WoW) sprint car victories and followed that up with the Rookie of the Year title in 2009 with WoW. Alumbaugh went on to post additional victories and just recently went over 80 career starts. Prior to racing his 305, Alumbaugh befriended the Lasoski family, who gave him his first shot at
driving in the 100cc junior sprint division at Sweet Springs Motorplex. He then moved up the tier to 600cc micro sprints and recorded his first win in 2003. His first 360 sprint car feature win came in 2008 at Springfield Airport Raceway
in just his sixth 360 start. In 2008, Alumbaugh also competed in the 305 Nationals at Knoxville, Iowa.

After a devastating fire in 2008 claimed the team’s equipment, they were forced to regroup for the 2009 season. The team overcame adversity and turned devastation into triumph by the end of the new season and claimed the WoW Rookie of the
Year title. No stranger to overcoming challenges and coming to the front, look for Alumbaugh to be a top contender during the championship races at Sedalia. For more information about Austin and his team, visit www.alumbaughracing.com.

This year’s sprint car action has added excitement as Kansas City’s Lakeside Speedway and Sedalia’s Missouri State Fair Speedway will Team Up for the Tompkins Industries Mo-Kan Sprint Car Shootout Presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps/Impact4800.com. The two tracks have joined forces to make an already scheduled big weekend of racing even bigger. The effort includes action on Friday, August 17 and Saturday, August 18, at Lakeside Speedway with the special points-earning championship finishing up on Sunday in Sedalia. Visit the ASCS website at www.ascsracing.com for additional information.

The theme at the fair this year is ‘Then and Now’ and race fans will have a taste of this theme as they make their way to the speedway when a piece of local race history will be on display with the McCown #96 car owned by CT Jacobi on display for all to see. Track scorer Karen Darling commented, “I know a lot about that car. It was the car that Ken Taylor from Slater Mo. drove and won 2 State Fair championships back to back in, 1965 & 1966.” Fans will notice the transformation of open-wheeled cars from yesteryear to the high-tech machines they have evolved into today.

The MLRA late models will race for a championship crown throughout the evening. Visit www.mlraracing.com for a complete listing of current drivers. Regional modified drivers will also keep the fans guessing as to whom will come away as state fair champion. The Law Enforcement Battle of the Badges will also be part of the night’s action.

Race Receivers are required for all classes. Drivers are reminded that there will not be Race Receivers for sale or rent at the track, all drivers will need to bring their own. Visit the speedway’s official website at www.missouristatefairspeedway.com or search and like the speedway on Facebook. On race night, pit gates will open at 3 p.m. with admission gates opening at 4:30; hot laps take place at 5:30 with racing getting underway at 6 p.m. General Admission – $18, Senior & Military – $15, Kids 6-12 – $8, Five & under free; all pit passes are $25.

Are You Ready for the Missouri State Fair Speedway Championships!

July 23rd, 2012

We are now less than one month away from race action returning to the hallowed grounds of the ‘Historic Half Mile’ in Sedalia, Missouri for the crowning of the Missouri State Fair Champions. This year’s action takes place on August 19, the final night of the fair; when the big track comes to life once again as the best drivers in the region compete for the honor of forever being recognized as a State Fair Champion, for the 110th year anniversary of the fair.

Last year, Jim Moody of Odessa, Missouri picked up his third crown as champion in the

Modified division while John Anderson took top honors in the MLRA late models. Brian Brown made an exciting late-race pass to become the 360 sprint car champion. This year, the ‘Battle of the Badges’ law enforcement race will be an added event during the night’s competition.

This year’s sprint action has added excitement as Kansas City’s Lakeside Speedway and Sedalia’s Missouri State Fair Speedway will Team Up for the Tompkins Industries Mo-Kan Sprint Car Shootout Presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps/Impact4800.com. The two tracks have joined forces to make an already scheduled big weekend of racing even bigger. The effort includes two nights of action on Friday, August 17 and Saturday, August 18, at Lakeside Speedway with the special points-earning championship finishing up on Sunday in Sedalia.

ASCS Warrior region sprint car drivers include Jonathan Cornell, Tim Crawley, Kyle Bellm, Bryan Grimes, Randy Martin, Cody Baker, Tyler Blank, Miranda Arnold, Mike Trent, 2010 winner Austin Alumbaugh, and Brian Bell. For ASCS Speedway Motors Warrior Region information, call 573-375-0085 or visit them on the web at www.ascsracing.com.

John Anderson is well on his way to another MLRA super late model title and he will likely be on hand to defend his crown along with additional standouts from the MLRA tour. Visit www.mlraracing.com for a complete listing of current drivers. If tradition holds true, regional modified drivers will keep the fans guessing all night long as to whom will come away state fair champion and earn the $750 winner’s share. Likely competitors include Jim Moody, Shad Badder, David Barker, Chad Lyle, and Terry Schultz. Note, mention of driver name in any racing division does not guarantee race appearance.

This year, Race Receivers are required for all classes. Drivers are reminded that there will not be Race Receivers for sale or rent at the track, all drivers will need to bring their own.

Visit the speedway’s official website at www.missouristatefairspeedway.com or search and like the speedway on Facebook. On race night, pit gates will open at 3 p.m. with admission gates opening at 4:30; hot laps take place at 5:30 with racing getting underway at 6 p.m. General Admission – $18, Senior & Military – $15, Kids 6-12 – $8, Five & under free; all pit passes are $25.

Missouri State Fair Championship Wins Claimed by Austin Alumbaugh (WoW) and Kelly Boen (MLRA)!

August 26th, 2010

Sedalia, MO–The 2010 season has come to a close at the Missouri State Fair Speedway. At the end of the night, two more elated drivers added their name to the sacred list of winners at the ‘Historic Half Mile’ by besting the field in their respective divisions and earning the crown of Missouri State Fair Champion! The pumped up fans in the Pepsi Grandstands witnessed the Winged Outlaw Warrior 360 Sprint Cars compete in three heat races and a 20-lap main event along with the Lucas Oil MLRA Super Late Models taking to the track for three heats, one b-main and the 25-lap main event. It was a hot and clear late August evening when things got underway at 6 p.m. as the state fair wound down for another year.

Race night action was brought to the fans and drivers by AAA Insurance during both fair races this year and their support and presence at both events this was a refreshing sight as the #77 AAA Sprint Cup car was on display for the fans just outside the grandstand area. During the intermission break, Cowboy Kenny Bertram, Jason Russell, and a group of aerial flyers on motocross bikes thrilled the crowd with jumps, back flips, and daredevil action with the crowd roaring their approval for the riders’ extreme riding.

For the three WoW heat races, Rusty Potter of Boonville, Austin Alumbaugh of Higginsville, and Randy Martin of California claimed the wins in the eight-car, eight-lap races to set the stage for the twenty-lap main event. Alumbaugh earned the coveted pole position for the 360s with Martin claiming the outside row. Cody Baker and Brian Brown started the race in row two with Sedalia driver Jonathan Cornell and Potter making up the third row. Alumbaugh quickly showed his muscle and set the bar high for the rest of the competition as he blazed around the half mile track with Martin falling in behind the leader for second just in front of Brown in third. Drivers searched for their preferred grooves all around the track both high and low as the first five laps quickly went by, until a yellow flag on lap six waved over the field for the stalled car of Taylor Walton on the front stretch. At the same time, third-running Brown clipped the front of his car while running way down on the low side out of turn two and causing major damage to his machine. Brown tried to make his way back to the Midland Sports Cards pit area on his own but ultimately had to be towed into the infield to make repairs. WoW officials quickly put Brown on the clock, in which he had two minutes to make repairs before the field went back to racing. Brown’s crew were quick on the punch and managed to get Brown back out with 45 seconds to spare.

As the race resumed, Alumbaugh again stepped out to a quarter straightaway lead over second-running Martin and Cornell, who had moved to third from his fifth starting position. Running inside the top three was a difficult task for another driver as Martin, like his rival Brian Brown, found himself in trouble on the back chute with a stalled car by lap ten with the caution again waving over the field. Although Martin’s crew was able to get a reprieve after the caution flew, only to be followed immediately by another quick caution period, he did make it back out onto the track but quickly pulled back in, unable to continue the race. The series’ all-time winning driver was scored in twenty-second place at race end.

At the halfway point, Alumbaugh now had Cornell to deal with in order to claim the win. As the field again settled into a nice race rhythm, Brown quickly gained positions after restarting at the tail after his spin and was in the top ten again by lap fourteen. Lap-after-lap Alumbaugh mastered his way through the lapped traffic to keep Sedalia’s Cornell behind him. Three-fourths of the way through the race, sixteen year old Cody Baker was in the mix having a great run in the third position with R.J. Johnson of Tampa, Florida securely running in fourth and WoW point leader Eric Todd fifth. On lap eighteen, Cornell had one last chance to try and maneuver his way through traffic but it was not to be as the ‘Man of Steel’ from Higginsville, Austin Alumbaugh, was just too strong. It was Austin’s second WoW win of the year and first since way back on May 29th at 24 Raceway in Moberly, MO. Cornell had a great run to second place from fifth, Baker’s youth and exuberance brought him home to a solid third-place run with Johnson holding strong in fourth, Todd fifth and Kansas City’s Jon Corbin advancing from his eleventh starting position to take sixth. Visit the official Winged Outlaw Warriors official website at www.wowsprints.homestead.com.

For the Lucas Oil MLRA, the three heat winners were David Turner of Adrian and a pair of Omaha, Nebraska drivers, John Anderson Joe Kosiski. The b-main win went to Brandon McCormick of Lebanon. Twenty-two drivers started the twenty-five lap feature event for the MLRA with Kelly Boen claiming the pole position with Turner to his outside. A lap one, turn one four car incident involving Dave Eckrich, Kevin Gundaker, Chris Smyser and Jason O’Brien forced the field to realign for another attempt at starting the race, but it was not to be as one more yellow flew on the start before the third time was the charm to get the race underway. It was evident early on that someone would have to record the run of their lives to beat Boen, who quickly left the rest of the field behind him battling for second position.

Turner and Kosiski ran close for second and third position until Kosiski left the speedway on lap five. The field of drivers kicked into a nice race rhythm until the caution again waved at the start of lap nine for Smyser. With the field realigned, it was still Boen in control and new second-place man John Anderson in second with Turner third and former point leader Brad Looney in fourth. The remainder of the race ran caution free with some hard-fought battles for third through seventh position involving Turner, Looney, six-time champion Al Purkey, Randy McGraw of Marshall, and Bill Koons.

At the lap fifteen point of the 25-lap race Anderson tried to find a way to catch Boen but he could not reel the leader in as Boen’s quick pace allowed him to begin lapping cars on lap eighteen. Fifteenth-starting Brandon McCormick made his way into the top ten by midway and went on to finish in ninth in the event. Boen continued to build his lead and ultimately ran away with the win with Anderson settling for second. David Turner, a former winner this year at the speedway came away with a great run to third, followed by Looney, Purkey, McGraw, Koons, and a rebounding Joe Kosiski in eighth position. In victory lane, Boen thanked promoters Reid Millard and Jason Bodenhamer for the dedication in trying to return racing to the half mile this season. Purkey was able to increase his point lead after the event as he sets his sights on a seventh MLRA title. Additional may be found on MLRA’s official website at www.mlraracing.com.

For more information regarding the Missouri State Fair Speedway, point your browser to www.missouristatefairspeedway.com. Stay tuned to the site for future announcements regarding the speedway and plans for the future. The speedway sincerely thanks our Corporate and Business Partners for 2010: Aflac, Ditzfield Transfer, W-K Chevrolet, Rick Ball Ford, Subway, Don’s Towing, Greg Smith Ford, Show Me Asphalt, Kiowa Line Builders, Diamond Pet Foods, Mid MO Auto Sales, i-land Internet Service, Pepsi, Midland Sports Cards, Budweiser, Specialty Sports Wear, Advanced Image Systems, Miller Lite, Impact Sign and Lighting, All Star Bail Bonds, Hunt’s Communication w/Dish Network, Missouri Army National Guard, Michael Ross Foundation, Hoosier Tires, Sunoco, KRCG TV 13, Millard Family Chapels, Bodee’s Race Bodies, Bill Sharp’s BBQ, Goody’s Steak Burgers, and South 65 Sonic.

Dustin Boney in MAMS Modifieds and Vance Wilson in ULMA Late Models Claim State Fair Wins at MSFS!

August 21st, 2010

Sedalia, MO-It was a long night at the Missouri State Fair Speedway thanks to a couple red-flag incidents on the speedway and Mother Nature, as she tried to spoil the Tuesday night action at the Historic Half Mile during the 2010 Missouri State Fair sponsored by Triple A Services. Two rain delays lengthened the evening but the speedway staff, along with the help of several drivers was able to bring the track back to life each time due to their dedicated efforts so the hearty crowd in the Pepsi grandstands could witness a full night of racing action.

For the Mid America Modified Series (MAMS), twenty-eight cars were on hand with some of the stiffest competition seen all year playing out in the three heat races to set the stage for the 20-lap main event. NASCAR star and TV personality Kenny Wallace was on hand in his modified to run in the topless race night and he went away with the victory in heat race number one over Jim Moody who advanced seven spots to take second with Steve Payne Nick Bidinger and Steve Potter close behind. Dustin Boney grabbed heat two over Austin Siebert, Terry Schultz, Jason Thompson, and Justin Boney. The final heat win was claimed by Aaron Poe ahead of Brian Bolin, Dean Wille, Matt Dotson, and Mickey Burrell.

For the twenty-lap feature event Moody and D. Boney led the field to the green with Boney quickly grabbing the lead as he’s done so many times this year at several different speedways. The lead duo was quickly joined at the front by Wallace who made his way to second early on in the event relegating Moody to third. Through lap eight the race was extremely competitive until Dean Wille had a scary moment in corner two as his car flipped and ended up on its roof bringing out the red flag. Shad Badder was also involved in the incident, in which both drivers walked away unhurt from their badly damaged cars. Once the field took the green the man on the move was sixteenth starting Chad Lyle who rocketed his way into the top four with Jason Thompson also advancing several positions towards the front in the first eight laps. Wallace maintained second position with Siebert third through the mid stage of the race. Around the halfway point of the race Lyle took second away from Wallace and set his sights on Boney out front. Moody suffered mechanical issues and was unable to finish the event after running in the top three. When it all was said and done, Dustin Boney was able to hold off the hard-charging car of Chad Lyle’s for the win, Lyle crossed the line second with Thompson advancing to third, Wallace fourth, Siebert fifth, and Johnny Fennewald making his way all the way to sixth at race end.

The ULMA late model championship standings heading into the night’s topless special event saw Jason Bodenhamer, Bob Test, Jon Binning, and Vance Wilson all looking to improve one of their season’s fifteen starts. In early heat race action the eighteen cars on hand tried to make their way to the front of the feature lineup. Wilson claimed the opening heat over Bodenhamer, who advanced six spots to second. Walt Imhoff, Dustin Vance, and Brett Wood completed the top five. For the second heat, young driver Gordy Gundaker, son of legendary Missouri racer Kevin Gundaker, came away with the victory over Test, Kevin Coyne, Shawn Rayfield, and Dustin Walker.

After the near flawless late model heat races the drivers were hoping for the same for their main event with Bodenhamer and Vance starting from the front after earning the most passing points in their respective heats. From the start, Wilson quickly grabbed the lead but Bodenhamer stuck right with him until a lap three caution slowed the field. Once racing resumed, Bodenhamer used the high side in turn two to power his way to the front leaving Wilson in second by lap five. The race ran smoothly for several more laps as Bodenhamer and Wilson waged the battle for the win until a lap fourteen caution again slowed the field. Unfortunately right at the same time, Bodenhamer’s car, which had been smoking for several laps, was forced to leave the speedway with motor problems ending his night. At the same time, Test also experienced motor woes and also exited the race after running third the entire race. With the top two in ULMA points out of the event, Steve Clancy, Kevin Coyne, and Gundaker found themselves right in the thick of things for the win. The green flag waved again but another caution flew for Brett Wood and Bob King in turn four and again for Walt Imhoff before the race made it to lap seventeen. The final event of the night had a rough ending with late-race cautions flying over the field. It didn’t matter for Wilson though as he took home the win and the $1,000 payday. Clancy and Gundaker took their battle for second right down to the wire with Clancy narrowly claiming the spot in a photo finish for second with Gundaker third. Coyne had a strong run to fourth with Jon Binning fifth and Trace Westling rounding out the top six.

There is still one more night of exciting action scheduled during the 2010 Missouri State Fair, which will take place Sunday evening, August 22. Advanced race night tickets are now on sale by calling 800.796.6776 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com for the event. Same night race tickets may also be purchased at the Pepsi Grandstand ticket booth on the night of the races. The MLRA and NCRA super late models come rolling into town along with the Winged Outlaw Warriors 360 Sprint Cars this Sunday! Admission gates open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 5:30 and racing at 6. General admission for Sunday is $18, Senior Citizens (65+) and Military w/I.D. $15, Kids 6 – 12: $8, Kids 5 and under are free. Note: mention of driver’s name in any car class does not guarantee driver appearance. For more information, event details, admission prices and past results visit the speedway’s official website at www.missouristatefairspeedway.com.

During MLRA’s last appearance at the track on June 25, a stellar feature event unfolded on the big half-mile track between eventual winner Terry Phillips and runner-up finisher Eric Turner in what many remember as being one of the best late model races in recent memory. Additional competitors to watch for according to MLRA’s website at www.mlraracing.com include Dave Eckrich, Brad Looney, Al Purkey, Joe Kosiski, Chris Spieker, Bill Koons, Chad Simpson, Evan Hubert, and Jeremy Payne. If present, the aforementioned drivers will have to battle previous Subway Late Model feature winners at the speedway from this year including Alan Vaughn, David Turner, and Matt Johnson. Joining the MLRA super late models in the co-sanctioned event will be the NCRA super late models. According to NCRA’s website at www.ncraracing.org, drivers currently residing at the top of the point standings or who have competed this year include point leader Kelly Boen, Cory Zeitner, Kyle Berck, Gary Christian, Mike Wiarda, Delbert Smith, and Denny Eckrich.

Also on Sunday, “Professional Freestyle Motocross Rider” Cowboy Kenny Bertram and Xtreme rider Terry Russell of Jefferson City, MO will thrill the crowd with high-flying action on their motorcycles! Bertram is the winningest freestyle motocross rider in history. For more information on Bertram be sure to check out his website at www.cowboykenny.com.

Sprint Car fans always look forward to the Missouri State Fair championship races for winged action and the Winged Outlaw Warriors (WoW) drivers will provide the action to them this year as the 360 drivers close out the fair races Sunday evening. Randy Martin, Jonathan Cornell, Kyle Hurst, Mark Shirshekan, Mike Trent, Josh Fisher, Jack Dover, Rusty Potter, Brad Graham, and local favorite Brian Brown have all registered top-five finishes at the speedway during Rick Ball Ford 360 Sprint Car Racing this year. Top contenders on the travelling circuit according to the official home of WoW racing on the internet at www.wowsprints.homestead.com are Fisher, Potter, Chris Walker, Austin Alumbaugh, Curtis Boyer, Frank Brown, Tony Crank, Dakota Carroll, and Martin. Cornell, Dover, Martin, Alumbaugh, and Shirshekan have already visited WoW victory lane this year. Additional drivers who’ve made WoW appearances this season include Mitchell Moore, Tyler Blank, Terry Hink, Kyle Bellm, Jon Corbin, and Cody Baker.

Official Missouri State Fair Speedway Corporate and Business Partners: Aflac, Ditzfield Transfer, W-K Chevrolet, Rick Ball Ford, Subway, Don’s Towing, Greg Smith Ford, Show Me Asphalt, Kiowa Line Builders, Diamond Pet Foods, Mid MO Auto Sales, i-land Internet Service, Pepsi, Midland Sports Cards, Budweiser, Specialty Sports Wear, Advanced Image Systems, Miller Lite, Impact Sign and Lighting, All Star Bail Bonds, Hunt’s Communication w/Dish Network, Missouri Army National Guard, Michael Ross Foundation, Hoosier Tires, Sunoco, KRCG TV 13, Millard Family Chapels, Bodee’s Race Bodies, Bill Sharp’s BBQ, Goody’s Steak Burgers, and South 65 Sonic.

The Deuces are Wild at Missouri State Fair Speedway as Dustin Boney Keeps on Winning!

July 4th, 2010

Sedalia, MO-Driving his Wise Racing, Hughes Chassis Modified Powered by Sputts Racing Engines, Kansas City’s Dustin Boney conquered the ‘Historic Half Mile’ at Missouri State Fair Speedway as part of Kasey Kahne’s King of Sedalia World of Outlaws night of competition during the W-K Chevrolet Modifieds Tuesday night. Fresh off a winning weekend, Boney tallied his third Modified victory in just a five-day span by leading wire-to-wire in a race that was cut short by two laps due to time constraints. It doesn’t seem to matter this season, whether it’s a big track, small track, high-banked track, semi-banked track, or a flat track, Boney is flat out getting things done and leaving many drivers scratching their heads and wondering what they have to do to beat him.

With the rest of the field having a stellar race behind him, Boney was never seriously challenged in his deuces wild #22 en route to his latest victory. From the drop of the green flag, he stayed glued to the low side of the speedway and at times had a full straightaway advantage over various drivers occupying the runner-up position. Early on, Cameron, Missouri’s Mark Dotson looked as though he might use the high side to advance in his Tri-Rivers Logging #85d but he found himself in a furious battle to hold onto a top-five finish by late in the race. John Allen was unable to mount a serious challenge after many fans speculated he would be the one to beat on the flat half mile. The Chanute, Kansas driver ran as high as second place by lap six but faded to tenth when the checkered flag waved in his Hughes chassis modified. One of the biggest gains of the night was made by eleventh-starting Jason Thompson of Concordia, Missouri who worked his way inside the top five by lap eleven and ultimately into second at race end in a Hughes chassis. Another driver who advanced many positions was second-generation Fulton, Missouri driver Kevin Blackburn, also in a Hughes, who held second for much of the later portion of the race. Thompson was able to slip by Blackburn late in the race on the white-flag lap but the Fulton driver held on to run a strong third at the checkers. James McMillin of Warrensburg, Missouri had a strong finish to the race advancing from seventh to fourth in his Shaw race car with Dotson in fifth, Shad Badder sixth, Curt Potter seventh, Aaron Poe eighth, Austin Siebert ninth and Allen tenth at the finish. The three W-K Chevrolet heat races were claimed by Allen, Dotson, and Boney earlier in the evening. There were 25 modified drivers on hand for the evening’s action.

The next event at the Missouri State Fair Speedway takes place on Friday, August 6th for the first-ever “Battle of the Badges” event, benefiting the Missouri Special Olympics. The race night features the Subway Late Models and W-K Chevrolet Modifieds in a full night of racing, highlighted by local law enforcement members battling it out in custom painted and sponsored Crown Victoria Police Interceptor race cars to raise money for Special Olympics. The officers will also be competing for bragging rights and the title of “Top Cop” during the action. This event will surely be one for the entire family with lots of entertainment and giveaways as well as the best late model and modified drivers in the Midwest battling for the win at the speedway. General admission for this night is $18, seniors and military $15, kids six to twelve years $9, five and under are free. Law enforcement members may show their badge at the admission area and save $5 on their ticket. To enter your local law enforcement into the event or for general information visit www.missouristatefairspeedway.com for rules or call 573-690-0443 or 816-522-8343. Gates will open at 3 p.m. with a test and tune session for the coppers at 6 p.m. Racing begins at 7:30 for the W-K Chevrolet Modifieds and Subway Late Models. For ULMA competitors, this will count as a ULMA points-awarding event.

Advanced tickets are now on sale for the two Pepsi Grandstand events to be held during the 2010 Missouri State Fair. The first event takes place on Tuesday, August 17 as the Lucas Oil Sprint Bandits make their first-ever appearance at the storied fairgrounds along with the Mid America Modified Series (MAMS) and ULMA Late Models. In keeping with the wingless-themed night, the MAMS and ULMA competitors will run without their roofs in an exciting battle to the finish. Racing action will once again close out the fair on Sunday, August 22 when the MLRA and NCRA super late models come rolling into town along with the Winged Outlaw Warriors 360 Sprint Cars. Advanced tickets may be purchased by logging onto the official website of the 2010 Missouri State Fair at www.mostatefair.com. Lucas Oil Non-Winged Sprint Bandits, MAMS (Mid-America Modified Series), and ULMA (United Late Model Association). Tuesday, Aug. 17. Hot Laps 7 pm / Heat Races 7:30 pm, Adults: $27, Senior (65+) / Military: $25, Kids 6 – 12: $12, Kids 5 & Under: FREE.

MLRA / NCRA Late Model Challenge (Midwest Late Model Racing Association / National Championship Racing Association) and WoW 360 Sprints (Winged Outlaw Warriors). Sunday, Aug. 22, Hot Laps 5:30 pm / Heat Races 6 pm, Adults: $18, Senior (65+) / Military: $15, Kids 6 – 12: $8, Kids 5 & Under: FREE.

Official Missouri State Fair Speedway Corporate and Business Partners: Aflac, Ditzfield Transfer, W-K Chevrolet, Rick Ball Ford, Subway, Don’s Towing, Greg Smith Ford, Show Me Asphalt, Kiowa Line Builders, Diamond Pet Foods, Mid MO Auto Sales, i-land Internet Service, Pepsi, Midland Sports Cards, Budweiser, Specialty Sports Wear, Advanced Image Systems, Miller Lite, Impact Sign and Lighting, All Star Bail Bonds, Hunt’s Communication w/Dish Network, Missouri Army National Guard, Michael Ross Foundation, Hoosier Tires, Sunoco, KRCG TV 13, Millard Family Chapels, Bodee’s Race Bodies, Bill Sharp’s BBQ, Goody’s Steak Burgers, and South 65 Sonic.

Missouri State Fair Speedway Adjusts Schedule for Remainder of Season!

June 13th, 2010

Sedalia, MO-For immediate release; Missouri State Fair Speedway is revising its remaining 2010 schedule effective immediately. A revised schedule will hit the streets the week of June 12th once final adjustments have been made by promoters Reid Millard and Jason Bodenhamer, who have “decided to concentrate efforts on special events racing for the remainder of the season.” Beginning this Friday, June 11th there will be no more “weekly” racing at the speedway. The season up to this point has suffered
numerous weather cancellations and less than desirable car counts, leading to several challenges in trying to offer the best race program for drivers, fans, and all interested parties. Special events races are more beneficial to the drivers, fans, and the speedway at this time. Additional information regarding special-events racing will be released with the schedule revision.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car race for Wednesday night June 16 will go on as planned. The countdown is on for “Kasey’s King of Sedalia” presented by Budweiser World of Outlaws Sprint Car event on Wednesday, June 16 and tickets are on sale now for the third round of the Showdown for the Bud Crown. Star NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne, who is co-promoting the event in association with the World Racing Group, will also compete. Advanced reserved seats are $29 for adults and $9 for children twelve years and under. Children under six are admitted free in General Admission seating. Adult seats increase to $35 day of show – regardless of section. To purchase tickets visit www.worldofoutlaws.com/tickets or call (704) 795-7223. Same-day tickets are available at the Missouri State Fair Speedway ticket office.

The race action scheduled for the Missouri State Fair will go on as planned with two separate nights of competition on Tuesday night August 17th with the Lucas Oil Sprint Bandits, Modifieds, and ULMA Late Models and again on Sunday night, August 22nd with the MLRA and NCRA Late Models and WoW 360 Sprint Cars. Look for the revised Missouri State Fair Speedway schedule to be released next week. The planned “Battle of the Badges” race will also still take place; stay tuned for future announcements regarding this special night for law enforcement and emergency badge-wearing professionals as they challenge each other in specially prepared Crown Vics. All listed events herein are subject to change.

For detailed information visit the official Web site at www.missouristatefairspeedway.com. You may join the speedway e-mail group by sending a request to PRatSFS@live.com or find the track on FaceBook by sending a
friend request to Missouri State Fair Speedway.

Chad Lyle, David Turner, and Jonathan Cornell Lead Points at Missouri State Fair Speedway!

May 16th, 2010

Sedalia, MO-Weekly race action returns to the Historic Half Mile at Missouri State Fair Speedway this Friday night, May 14 in the track’s three premiere divisions, including the Rick Ball Ford 360 Sprint Cars, Subway Late Models, and W-K Chevrolet Modifieds. Friday marks night number three on the road to the championship crowns at the speedway and promoters Jason Bodenhamer and Reid Millard are once again ready to welcome drivers and fans to the speedway for another exciting night of high-speed entertainment. Last week Chad Lyle in Modifieds, David Turner in Late Models, and Jack Dover in 360 Sprints won main events in their respective divisions. Who will be the next drivers to visit the Specialty Sportswear Winners Circle this Friday night? There’s only one way to find out, head to the fairgrounds this weekend and find out first hand!

Veteran racer Chad Lyle of Oak Grove finds himself leading the W-K Chevrolet Modified point standings heading into this weekend. Lyle picked up his first win of the year last weekend in fine fashion by outdueling Jim Moody and Jason Thompson. These three drivers find themselves atop the standings and are separated by just twenty points. Austin Siebert and long-time modified competitor at the speedway, Dennis Walrath, are within striking distance and currently sit in fourth and fifth respectively.

If you missed last week’s late model main event you missed one of the Kansas City Metro’s standout races so far this year at any track! David Turner and Shad Badder put on a clinic of driving skills in the hard-fought race with Turner taking the win as the pair came across the Miller Lite start/finish line for the win. Badder originally started the race clear back in tenth and gradually worked his way to the front to lead several laps. Turner currently holds down the lead in the point standings with Kansas City driver Larry Clawson second, former track champion Chris Smyser is third, Jon Binning in a ULMA late model is fourth, and another former track champion, Dave Myer, rounds out the top five.

Over in the Rick Ball Ford 360 Sprint Cars, Sedalia driver Jonathan Cornell rules the roost after two strong performances so far this season. Boonville’s Rusty Potter finds himself running strong in the second position one spot ahead of Grain Valley’s Brian Brown; Mike Trent and Terry Hink round out the top five heading into Friday night. Last week’s feature winner was Jack Dover, from Springfield, Nebraska, proving you just never know who is going to make their way to the ‘Historic Half Mile’ for competition in any class.

Gates open this Friday night at 5 p.m., hot laps begin at 7:00, and racing starts at 7:30. General admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 65+ and military w/I.D. as well as college students w/I.D. Kids six to twelve are $6, children 5 and under are free, pit passes are $25. For detailed speedway information bookmark the speedway’s official Web site at www.missouristatefairspeedway.com. You may also join the speedway e-mail group by sending a request to PRatSFS@live.com or become a fan of the speedway on FaceBook by sending a friend request to Missouri State Fair Speedway. We’re just two weeks away from the first visit of the year by the MLRA late models. The super late models will take to the track on Friday, May 21 along with the Rick Ball Ford 360 Sprint Cars and W-K Chevrolet Modifieds.

Official Missouri State Fair Speedway Corporate and Business Partners: Aflac, Ditzfield Transfer, W-K Chevrolet, Rick Ball Ford, Subway, Don’s Towing, Greg Smith Ford, Show Me Asphalt, Kiowa Line Builders, Diamond Pet Foods, Mid MO Auto Sales, i-land Internet Service, Pepsi, Midland Sports Cards, Budweiser, Specialty Sports Wear, Advanced Image Systems, Miller Lite, Impact Sign and Lighting, All Star Bail Bonds, Hunt’s Communication w/Dish Network, Missouri Army National Guard, Michael Ross Foundation, Hoosier Tires, Sunoco, KRCG TV 13, Millard Family Chapels, Bodee’s Race Bodies, Bill Sharp’s BBQ, Goody’s Steak Burgers, and South 65 Sonic.

Street Stock Drivers Race for $1,000 to Win this Friday plus WK Chevrolet Modifieds and Subway Late Models in Action at Missouri State Fair Speedway!

April 30th, 2010

Sedalia, MO–Promoters Jason Bodenhamer and Reid Millard and the entire staff at Missouri State Fair Speedway will try once again to host drivers and fans for week two of competition at the ‘Historic Half Mile’ in Sedalia, MO on Friday night, April 30. Street Stock drivers from all directions have been anticipating the $1,000-to-win special event for their division at the speedway this weekend and based on the amount of questions and inquiries concerning the event a strong field of well-known street stock competitors will be on hand to lay it all on the line for the fans. The last time street stocks raced at the speedway was a wild affair full of action and this weekend’s event is shaping up to be an early season race not to be missed! The entry fee for the street stock drivers is just $25. For detailed information and the complete payout see the event flyer at www.missouristatefairspeedway.com.

With only one weekend in the books, race enthusiasts are anxious to get back to racing this weekend with the W-K Modifieds, Subway Late Models and the visiting Street Stocks for their event. The Rick Ball Ford sprint cars have the weekend off
this Friday, April 30. Fans and drivers are encouraged to find the speedway on FaceBook by searching Missouri State Fair Speedway. Be the first to find out about news and information regarding the speedway and events.

Week two at Missouri State Fair Speedway gets underway at 5 p.m. when the pit and admission gates open for drivers and fans. Hot laps begin at 7 and racing starts at 7:30. Check out the official Missouri State Fair Speedway website at www.missouristatefairspeedway.com for admission information, registered drivers, and track details. You can join the speedway e-mail group by sending a request to PRatSFS@live.com or become a fan of the speedway on FaceBook by sending a friend request to Missouri State Fair Speedway. Full results from opening night are now posted on the Website. We’ll see you Friday night for week two at the Historic Half Mile!

Official Missouri State Fair Speedway Corporate and Business Partners: Aflac, Ditzfield Transfer, W-K Chevrolet, Rick Ball Ford, Subway, Don’s Towing, Greg Smith Ford, Show Me Asphalt, Kiowa Line Builders, Diamond Pet Foods, Mid MO Auto Sales, i-land Internet Service, Pepsi, Midland Sports Cards, Budweiser, Specialty Sports Wear, Advanced Image Systems, Miller Lite, Impact Sign and Lighting, All Star Bail Bonds, Hunt’s Communication w/Dish Network, Missouri Army National Guard, Michael Ross Foundation, Hoosier Tires, Sunoco, KRCG TV 13, Millard Family Chapels, Bodee’s Race Bodies, Bill Sharp’s BBQ, Goody’s Steak Burgers, and South 65 Sonic.

Spend Your Evening at the Grand Re-Opening of Missouri State Fair Speedway!

April 19th, 2010

The Historic Half Mile in Sedalia, Missouri is just hours away from dropping the first green flag of the season on what is sure to be a night to remember for race fans and competing drivers! Promoters Reid Millard and Jason Bodenhamer have diligently been working to ensure the return of weekly racing at the speedway comes back with a vengeance and that opening night will be a true entertainment experience for all in attendance! Highlighting this Friday’s program, presented by Rick Ball Ford of Sedalia, Missouri, will be an appearance by legendary driver Ken Schrader, who will be competing in the Subway Late Model division.

The MAMS modifieds, presented by W-K Chevrolet, will compete in the night’s premier feature event as drivers try to race their way into the $250-to-start and $1,200-to-win feature event. This is the first of several appearances at the speedway this season by the MAMS series, formed in the off-season by Kevin Greven. For a list of MAMS drivers visit the official MAMS website at www.midamericamodifieds.com. Joining the MAMS modifieds and Subway late models on opening night will be the highly anticipated return of the 360 sprint cars. Where else are you going to find three premiere divisions racing on a weekly basis at one track!

The Aflac Vendor Midway will showcase several exciting business and provide interactive fun for fans. One fun opportunity for fans will be the chance to win a complete Outlaw 410 Sprint Car with a J&J Chassis and Paul Kistler engine! The car will be on display Friday night and fans will have a chance to purchase raffle tickets for $20 each or 6 tickets for $100. The national and world champion Nauti Marine offshore racing boat will also be present, visit nautiboats.com for detailed information regarding the championship racing boat. The Lucas Oil Products Dirt Late Model Simulator Car will be available for fans to try their hand at wheeling a dirt late model and the #99 Aflac Dirt Late Model is also going to be on display. The Missouri Army National Guard will have their climbing rock wall, as well as a recruiting H-3 HMWWV, and a tactical UP Armor HMWWV. Several additional MSFS
corporate sponsors will also be represented on the Aflac vendor midway.

One of the more unique things at MSFS this year for fans and drivers will be the ZM Media Jumbotron and incredible sound system provided by NiteLyfe. Another speedway-unique weekly sponsored event will be the Diamond Pet Foods “Lucky Lap Back Award.” The recipient of this award will receive his or her lap back during the main events throughout the season if they are behind the wheel of the car that is the first scored one lap down when a caution flag waves over the race.

Be sure to visit www.missouristatefairspeedway.com for a complete schedule of events and details regarding the race season and competing drivers. The 2010 season features superior weekly races and a second-to-none special events roster includingthe World of Outlaws sprint cars, MLRA and NCRA late models, and Lucas Oil Sprint Bandits just to name a few. Join the speedway e-mail group by sending your request to PRatSFS@live.com. The speedway is also on FaceBook, search Missouri State Fair Speedway and add us as a friend to receive up-to-the-minute news and information. Reid, Jason, and the entire MSFS staff look forward to playing host to all the great drivers and race fans this Friday night, don’t miss the action, gates open at 5, with the first heat race getting underway at 7:30!

Official MSFS Corporate Partners: Aflac, Ditzfield Transfer, W-K Chevrolet, Rick Ball Ford, Subway, Don’s Towing, Greg Smith Ford, Show Me Asphalt, Kiowa Line Builders, Diamond Pet Foods, Mid MO Auto Sales, i-land Internet Service, Pepsi, Midland Sports Cards, Budweiser, Specialty Sports Wear, Advanced Image Systems, Miller Lite, Missouri Army National Guard, Michael Ross Foundation, Hoosier Tires, Sunoco, KRCG TV 13, Millard Family Chapels, All-Star Bail Bonds, and Bodee’s Race Bodies.