Lakeside Speedway 2019 season takes shape, schedule is unveiled

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December 4, 2018  |  by Sam Stoecklin

Lakeside Speedway recently crowned its champions and served up the driver accolades for the season and now it is time to focus on the season to come. The first step in this process is to announce the 2019 race schedule, which is jam-packed with everything a driver or fan could hope for to take place at the longest-running sporting venue in Kansas City!

The first opportunity for drivers to hit the track takes place on Friday, April 12th for an open practice night from 6 to 9 p.m. Then, on Friday, April 19th the season officially begins with the first of 20 nights of championship racing planned for the season among A-Mods, B-Mods, Stock Cars, Pure Stocks, E-Mods, and Grand Nationals.

Highlights of the season include events such as the Charlie Kraft Memorial on Friday, May 3rd, which includes KAR, a vintage racing group from Belleville, Kansas. Then, on Thursday May 9th ASCS Sprint Cars return. The Malvern Bank Super Late Models make their first of two appearances on the year on Friday, May 10th followed by a return visit by the series on Friday, June 21st.

The annual Gary D Super Stock Race takes place on Friday, May 24th. Then in June, the first night of action for the combined Lakeside Speedway and Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) Top Dog Series takes place. The series will include A-Mods, B-Mods, Pure Stocks, and Mod-Lites and features a championship payout for the top ten combined point finishers between the two tracks over the span of the month.

USAC Sprints return to Lakeside Speedway on Saturday, June 1st. Pure Stocks take the spotlight on Friday, June 14th for the Karl Tinsley special event while the Mid-Season Championships take place on Friday, June 28th. The Joe Berry Clash of the B-Mods is set to take place on Friday, July 5th.

On Friday, July 26th the Lucas Oil MLRA Late Models roll into town for the Clyde Ellis Memorial. Then, on Friday, August 2nd the second combined Lakeside Speedway and CMS event takes place as the Top Gun Series begins a five-week run between the two tracks. Kids grab the headlines on August 2nd with the annual Kid’s Night festivities followed by the E-Mod Explosion and Noah’s bandage Night on Friday, August 9th.

The annual $5,000-to-win Jayhawk Modified Classic takes place on August 30th as part of the Top Gun Series finale. Championship night is slated for Friday, September 6th. The Border Wars Demo Derby is slated for Saturday, October 12th with an appearance by the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars on a date to be determined in October.

The combined series between Lakeside Speedway and CMS features A-Mods, B-Mods, Pure Stocks, and Mod-Lites during the June Top Dog Series. In August for the Top Gun Series, car classes include A-Mods, B-mods, and E-Mods. Over $20,000 is earmarked for the drivers between the two tracks. For the A-Mod drivers participating in the month of August in winnings alone from the weekly race purses, the planned special events, and points-fund payout from the series, drivers will chase $20,000! The two series present a unique and rare opportunity for participating drivers to receive dual coverage from two of the areas longest-running and most respected dirt-racing venues in the entire Midwest.

The speedway recently announced it will not carry the USRA sanction going forward. We know there are many uncertainties and concerns regarding this matter from drivers and fans; however, the speedway is confident the planned 2019 season will bring an even larger end-of-season payout to drivers in all six of the track’s weekly racing divisions. The pay scale for the end-of-season point’s fund is currently being finalized and will be posted at a later date, drivers will not be disappointed!

Rules for the upcoming season are now available on the track’s website for Pure Stocks and E-Mods at www.lakesidespeedway.net. For B-Mods and A-Mods at Lakeside, drivers may utilize both American Racer and Hoosier tires in 2019. The tires allowed are the IMCA/Hoosier stamped G60-15. Although not sanctioned, A-Mod, B-Mods, and Stock Cars utilize USRA rules. IMCA Modifieds are invited to compete at Lakeside as long as they are 100 percent IMCA compliant. Absolutely no mixing and matching of rules permitted.

In preparation for the coming season, drivers may pre-register for the year for a reduced fee of $50 on or before the January 26, 2019 Driver Registration meeting, time and place to be determined.

The latest news and information regarding the coming season is readily available on the track’s website at www.lakesidespeedway.net. Potential race sponsors and business partners may contact (913) 299-9206. The track location is 5615 Wolcott Dr., Kansas City, Kansas, one mile west of I-435 (exit 18) on SR 5 (northwest of Kansas City.

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