Another weekend of racing another 80 plus car count at I-35 Speedway. Mike and Kyle Johnson’s track has been the home for great racing all season long with the most cars and the most races of any of the area tracks. There are probably several reasons for this to occur but it all begins with the Johnson’s attention to detail. Each week the track is worked and prepared to Mike’s specifications which leads to the constantly smooth track conditions the drivers have come to expect.
Something else done differently than most tracks is the number of classes which compete each week. The Johnson’s believe in supporting the racers and with the various classes which are located within the area, the Johnson’s provide all the racers in the area an opportunity to race in their respective class. Cleanliness, hopefully you do not take this for granted, each week the facility is cleaned, mowed, including weed eating, and the drives are smoothed with the box blade. Very few racetracks have owners who pay this much attention to detail.
Congratulations to all the winners last week. The one thing we must remember is the 80 plus drivers arriving to race each week are putting in long hours preparing their racecars for the events. Prep time is team time.
The non-wing sprints were our guest class, we get to see them one more time this year when they return for the Show Me Spectacular on October 10.
The points race in the Grand National has tightened even more, Buz Kaster leads Donnie Brown by 3 points. With five weeks to go this should be a toss up and you never know Austin Johnson sits out by only 20. Mich Ross has only a 55 point lead on Carson Masoner in the Hobby Stocks.
Look how many racers have competed at I-35 Speedway this year. There have been 70 different A Mod drivers, 91 different B Mod racers, 52 different E Mod participants, 15 Grand National competitors, 37 different Hobby Stocks contenders, 34 different NonWing Sprint challengers, and 40 different rivals in the Stock Cars. With USRA points be given through October 24 it will be interesting to see who else shows up to race each week as tracks throughout the area have started closing.
Make plans to be part of the season ending banquet on November 14 at the Cameron Community Center.