RACING RECAP

Here we go another season of the racing recap. Opening Night 2015 at I-35 Speedway was a huge success even after weather dictated a move from Saturday night to Sunday. Ninety six cars checked in to race on the 3/8 mile track. The track crew (Mike Johnson & Mike...

Consulting on Safety

Since I retired from the FAA on October 31, 2014 many people have asked, “how is retirement” the answer is it is absolutely great. I wonder many times how I had time to accomplish all I did while working a 40 hour a week job. Don’t get me wrong the 40 hour a week job...

Snake Saturday

The day is almost here for the 31st annual Snake Saturday parade. Staging information has been distributed, floats are being readied, parade fans are deciding where to stake their spot, and lots of fun is ready to happen. The Festival area will have lots of fun events...

Smile You are On Candid Camera

Candid Camera is an American hidden camera/practical joke reality television series. Today though Candid Camera is everywhere. Cell phone cameras, Go Pro cameras, and regular cameras are everywhere. We utilize the camera to share on Facebook, Instagram, and various...

Daytona Update

According to the weather we left at the right time to head this way. Thank you to those staying holding down the farm for us. Since retiring we took the opportunity to drive and stop and visit with Mark and Susan Silvey, they live near Fort Walton Beach. Edwin Watts...

Oldtimers Night

“Oldtimers” Night, tonight we honor those who raced before and brought Lakeside Speedway to the point it has reached today. The original Oldtimers is a group of racers from the 50s and 60s led by Charlie and Betty Kraft. They talked with Lakeside Speedway track...

Memorial Day

From Wikipedia: Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the men and women who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is celebrated every year on the last Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration...

Two Great Men

  I have been blessed to know two of the greatest men who have ever walked on this earth, Clyde Ellis and Mickey Finn.  You could say they were angels on earth.  Clyde was the Godfather of the Kansas City racing community and by Godfather that is meant as a...

Speedway Illustrated

Got to give a shout out to Speedway Illustrated.  The most recent edition has a picture of the Stock Car wreck at Lakeside Speedway.  In addition there is an article on Jerry Hoffman, what a character, and what a great guy.  He has the perfect insight on what it is...

Season Ending Shows

As the racing season closes down there are a few specials to catch. The Sunflower Showdown at Lakeside Speedway, four days of racing, four days of excitement. As I write this we have reached the half-way point. Local classes the Grand Nationals, the Factory...