Lakeside Speedway championship season continues Friday with all divisions plus four-cylinders

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August 22, 2018  |  by Sam Stoecklin

The culmination of the 2018 season at Lakeside Speedway is drawing near as just two nights of action remain during the regular race season. Friday marks the return of weekly championship points racing after another successful Grant Junghans Memorial took place last weekend, in which Jake O’Neil, Patrick Royalty, and Brett Heeter captured the main-event wins.

This week’s program features USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Mods, Grand Nationals, Factory Stocks, E-Mods and, in their final appearance, the River’s Edge 4-Cylinders.

Marshall Jewett has double-digit feature wins on the season and leads the field in the Factory Stock division by 105 points ahead of his closest pursuer, which is Wayne Brooke. Brooke is also a feature winner this season and has stepped up his season throughout the second half of the year. Matthew Matsukevich is third followed by David Nickel and Clint Bell. In recent week, Kacey Shields has pulled away from Don Marrs in the quest for the Grand National title as 33 points now separate the two competitors. Nick Newton is third with Dennis Melvin and Terry Bivens rounding out the top five. Billy Spilman appears to be on his way to consecutive Track Championships as he has a firm lead in the E-Mod standings over a surging Ben Stockton in second. Shawn Burns is third followed by Trevor Hand with Emma Martin now in the top five.

In the USRA divisions, Kevin Anderson all but has the Stock Car title wrapped up as he holds down a 278-point advantage in front of former champion Brett Heeter in second. David Oxford is third with Nick Whalen fourth and David Holcomb now fifth. Tim Powell and Brad Smith find themselves involved in the closest championship battle heading into this week’s action as the pair are separated by just 20 points at the top of the B-Mod standings. Chase Galvan is now third with Luke Nieman fourth and a steadily improving Patrick Royalty in fifth. Mark Schafman sits comfortably atop the Modified division with a 120-point advantage ahead of former champion Kerry Davis in second. Nic Bidinger is third with Tim Karrick and Darron Fuqua finishing out the top five.

Drivers are reminded they must race in at least 75 percent of Lakeside’s weekly races to be eligible for prize money. Additional details regarding the points fund may be found on the track’s website under the Rules/Forms link from the top of the page. Once the link is activated, scroll down to the first item under “Forms.”

On Friday, the Pit Gate opens at 5 p.m. followed by Spectator Gates at 5:30, Drivers Meeting at 7:15 p.m., Hot Laps 7:30 p.m., and Racing at 8. General admission is $12, Senior Citizens 65 and over and Military $10, Kids ages 7 to 12 $6, Children ages 6 and under Free. Air-conditioned suites available for $20 for adults and $10 for kids ages 2 to 12. Pit passes are $30 for adults and $10 for kids age 6 and under. There are also $30 Family Packs available for general admission. The pack includes admission for two adults and two kids ages 7 to 12. Kids receive a coupon for two hot dogs and two Kool-Aid jammers.

Lakeside Speedway wishes to remind drivers and fans the speedway is closed for Labor Day weekend and will not be running on August 31st. We hope everyone will enjoy an off-weekend with family and friends. Racing will resume again on Friday, September 7th for Championship Race Night in all divisions.

After the September 7th Championship Race Night, one of the most highly anticipated events of the year takes place on Friday and Saturday, September 14th and 15th for the annual Jayhawk Shootout! This storied event features a $5,000-to-win USRA Modified main event. Visit the track online for payouts, competing car classes, pre-entry forms, and more!

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. Information is now available on the track’s website regarding the upcoming Jayhawk Modified Classic. For this Friday, Registered Track Drivers will earn track points in all three classes. The Factory Stocks, B Mods, Stock Cars, Grand Nationals, E-Mods and Mod Lites are regular weekly purses which may be found on the website under Rules/Forms.

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