The week 21 recap was a lost weekend as weather interfered with racing programs at both Lakeside and I-35 Speedway, but what we missed in week 31 made week 22 special. Lakeside Speedway hosted the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), while also providing the fans a complete show with the USRA B Mods, the USRA Stock Cars, and the Grand Nationals. It was special racing which brought out a large crowd to watch the best of the best compete with our local drivers in the mix and several of them making the A feature and running up front. The battle for first was between USMTS point setter Rodney Sanders and racing legend Terry Phillips, lap after lap the battle was on between the two drivers. Thirty five laps later the winner was Phillips, but it truly was edge of your seat racing.
Speaking of specials there are a couple of specials coming up at Lakeside Speedway – the Wild West Motorcycle Shootout is coming September 6. Race fans receive two shows for the price of one admission. The first race event occurs at noon followed by a complete second show at 5 p.m. Additionally during the second show a Harley Davison motorcycle from Worth Harley Davidson will be given away, but you must be present to win. All of this will occur after a complete night of weekly racing on September 5.
Also special will be the first annual USRA National event at Lakeside. Race season generally opens with speed weeks in Florida in conjunction with the Daytona 500. Kansas City will be holding its own version of speed weeks with racing at Lakeside Speedway on October 1, 2, 3, and 4. Plans were finalized this past weekend and more information will be forthcoming but plan to be here each night as there will be lots of racing with USRA Hobby Stocks, USRA B Mods, USRA Stock Cars, USRA Modifieds, and the final two nights they will be joined by the Late Models. All this action happening the same weekend as NASCAR racing at Kansas Speedway, let’s just call it Kansas City Speed weeks.
I-35 Speedway continues its success with 76 cars competing on a nice warm night on a super smooth track. As always the racing was furious as drivers utilized both the low groove and the high groove to move around each other. Track prep from Gene Stigall and Mike Johnson each week has kept this track consistent all year. Great job guys,
Last but not least is this week’s behind the scenes which is just plain special, the love of a father to his son. Each week there are numerous father and son combinations competing at both Lakeside and I-35 Speedways. The greatest supporter of sons is their father, usually the greatest critic is the father to the son. These combinations work week in and week out repairing, checking, setting up, the race car. The best thing a father can teach his son is to admit when he messes up, witnessed that this past weekend. Deep down a father can be unhappy when this happens but needs to take solace in realizing his son has learned a lesson to admit he is not perfect. That is tough for some fathers but sometimes the best support is simply a hug, yep witnessed that this past weekend also. So hats off to all the father and son teams at Lakeside and I-35 Speedway.