Waking a Sleeping Giant

What a great Saturday night this past weekend. We attended the USRA Banquet and had a great time, visited with some of the greatest people in racing, and then we left and went to the Central Auto Racing Boosters 23rd Annual Bowlathon. What was discovered on this...

Is it time for Asphalt Racing to Make a Come Back?

Throughout the history of racing there has been an on again off again infatuation with asphalt racing. Look back over the last 50 years of racing and look at how most tracks were dirt and then became asphalt and then went back to dirt. Fifty years ago takes us to...

Correspondence HOF

Linked below is the letter and the 2014 Annual Financial Statement sent to me from the C.A.R.B. Hall of Fame and Museum Board in response to my first letter. HOF first response HOF first response...

Who Split the Racing Community – 2013 and 2014

As we left 2012, Lakeside Speedway was for sale and work was happening for the track to be sold to Mike and Kyle Johnson and Don and Donna Marrs. Press releases were written and rumors were flying. The initial rumor was Marrs were putting up 80 percent of the money...

Racing Recap Week 10

Thank you Mother Nature. Yes we got to race last weekend and we got in two makeup features from May 16, and we had 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, and 9...

I-35 Speedway Week Seven Recap

Week seven’s recap could be called “Racing the Rain”. A headline on an internet site was “I-35 Speedway beats Mother Nature”. We found we don’t beat Mother Nature but we want to thank her for allowing us to get the races completed. Per most people’s radar...

Race Recap Week 5 at I-35 Speedway

Week 5 starts with the weather again being a pain. Saturday, we get to the track at noon, and owner’s Mike and Kyle Johnson are already here. When we left Platte City, the sky was dark to the west but light to the east. There were no radar targets until we left. As we...

Jonathan Knotts #92JK USRA B-Mod

In the I-35 Speedway Spotlight today we find Jonathan Knotts, B-Mod driver from Blue Springs, MO. Jonathan calls I-35 Speedway his home track and pilot’s ‪#‎92JK‬‬ which comes from the year his brother was born. At 32 years of age this will be his first year of...

Johnsons’ Save Lakeside Speedway Twice

Last weekend I met up with Rick Beebe in the pits at Lakeside Speedway. Rick asked what I was doing out of uniform, I explained the people running the track have refused to return emails and I would have to guess they did not desire my services. I explained how they...

Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter

This weekend we celebrate the last days of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, son of God, his sacrifice for us, taking our sins to the cross, teaching us to love one another, teaching us the only way to heaven is through him. So many people especially in America say...