Kick off your Memorial Day Weekend this Friday at Lakeside Speedway for RockAuto.com Night at the Races!

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May 21, 2018  |  by Sam Stoecklin

Kevin Anderson (417) holds a slight advantage over defending track champion Brett Heeter (05) in the Holley USRA Stock Car points battle.
Kevin Anderson (417) holds a slight advantage over defending track champion Brett Heeter (05) in the Holley USRA Stock Car points battle.

This Friday Racing on the River’s Edge at Lakeside Speedway is presented by RockAuto.com. Featured classes are USRA Modifieds, Stock Cars, and B-Mods, plus Grand Nationals, Factory Stocks, and E-Mods. For competing drivers, the speedway is pleased to announce it will award three Valvoline oil six-packs and three driver pit passes during events in each division throughout the night with the prizes awarded based on mystery finishes. It's not just the drivers who will have something extra to shoot for. The fans will also have a shot at some extra prizes during intermission activities.

During last week’s main events, Kacey Shields pulled off a last-lap pass over Hall-of-Fame driver Terry Bivens to collect the Grand National victory. Defending E-Mod Champion Billy Spilman snared his third division win while another champion, Brett Heeter, returned to victory lane in USRA Stock Car action. Andy Bryant struggled during his last Lakeside appearance but there was no struggling for him last Friday as he dominated the USSRA B-Mods. Stormy Scott’s USMTS weekend washed out up north so he dropped in to help Tim Karrick with a new VanderBuilt chassis and took the victory in USRA Modifieds.

In the championship points race, Shawn Burns sits atop the E-Mod standings ahead of Ben Stockton and Dennie Belknap. Defending Champion Marshall Jewett shows the way in Factory Stocks over Wayne Brooke and David Nickel. Kacey Shields leads the standings in Grand Nationals over a tight battle with Don Marrs and Nick Newton. ‘Coach’ Kevin Anderson sits ahead of David Oxford and Brett Heeter in USRA Stock Cars. Although Tim Powell has dominated USRA B-Mod action this year, he holds a narrow lead over Brad Smith in second who is followed by Jake Richards. Lastly, in USRA Modifieds, Nic Bidinger is on top of the standings with Mark Schafman and Kerry Davis well within striking distance.

Speaking of championship points races. Lakeside Speedway made the announcement during the off-season about the Championship Points Fund for drivers with a guaranteed points fund in all divisions. Drivers are reminded they must race in 75% of Lakesides weekly races to become eligible.

Friday admission prices are General Admission $12, Senior Citizens (65+) and Military $10, Kids (ages 7-12) $6, Children (ages 6 & under) FREE. Suites adult $20, Kids (ages 2-12) $10. Pit Pass $30, Kids (ages 6 & under) pit pass $10. When at the track, tune your radio dial to 87.7 FM for a radio broadcast of all the action. Pits open at 4:30, Spectator Gates at 5, Drivers Meeting at 6:30, Hot Laps 6:45 p.m., and Racing at 7:30 p.m. When at the track, tune your radio dial to 87.7 FM for a radio broadcast of all the action.

Find the track online at www.lakesidespeedway.net for schedule info, car rules, regulations, and news. Contact the track at (913) 299-9206. Physical location is 5615 Wolcott Dr., Kansas City, Kansas 66109, one mile west of I-435 (exit 18) on SR 5 (northwest of Kansas City. Like and follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lakesidespeedway.kansascity. You may also email the track at lakesidespeedwaykc@gmail.com.