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Lakeside Speedway Announces Plans for Re-Opening and Revised 2019 Schedule!

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July 22, 2019  |  by Sam Stoecklin

The highly anticipated return to action at Lakeside Speedway is just around the corner as drivers and fans prepare for opening night, which is set for Friday, August 2, 2019. In anticipation for the return to racing, Lakeside Speedway would like to thank all the drivers, fans, and fellow racing venues who helped the speedway recover from the devastating floodwaters, which kept the track idle for much of the planned racing season.

Due to the flooding and the late season start, Lakeside Speedway is extending the 2019 schedule. Originally, Championship Night was set for Friday, September 6th, we are pleased to announce the extension of the season to Friday, October 4, 2019. A champion will emerge from these 10 weeks of racing in each of the weekly race divisions.

There is No Driver Registration Fee for any of the participating car classes. Drivers who pre-registered for the 2019 season and have purchased Pit Stalls will receive an option for compensation. For drivers, Pit Passes are $35 each week and there will be no charge for transponder rental; however, transponder pouches are required and available for $15. Drivers are responsible for the return of the transponder. If transponder is not returned, the Driver responsible for the loss will pay a $300 replacement fee!

For the revised schedule, we are making some slight modifications. Our Weekly Racing Car Classes for the 10-week schedule consist of A-Mods, B-Mods, Stock Cars, Pure Stocks, and E-Mods. Mod-Lites will run a limited schedule starting Friday, August 2nd to Friday, September 6th. Grand Nationals will also run a limited schedule beginning Friday, September 13th to Friday, October 4th. We plan on running “specials” in each of the weekly car classes.

2019 Lakeside Speedway Tentative Schedule (Fridays unless otherwise annotated)
*August 2: Memorial for drivers who have passed away this season. Weekly Racing Car Classes
*August 9: E-Mod Explosion and Noah’s Bandage Night - Kids Night and Weekly Racing Car Classes
*August 16: Weekly Racing Car Classes
*August 23: Karl Tinsley Pure Stock Special and Weekly Racing Car Classes
*August 30: Joe Berry Clash of the B-Mods Special and Weekly Racing Car Classes
September 6: Modified Special and Weekly Racing Car Classes
September 13: Stock Car Special and Weekly Racing Car Classes
September 20: Weekly Racing Car Classes
September 27: Weekly Racing Car Classes
October 4: Weekly Racing Car Classes
Saturday, October 12: Border Wars Demolition Derby
Friday, October 18: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

*Indicates Top Gun Series Date

The ‘Top Gun’ series takes place each race weekend in the month of August and runs for five weeks using an accumulative championship points system between competition at Lakeside Speedway and Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) in Warrensburg. Race divisions for the Top Gun series includes A-Mods, B-Mods, Pure Stocks, and E-Mods. Lakeside Top Gun Series Dates are August 2, 9, 16,23, and 30. The coinciding dates at CMS are August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31.

Lakeside Speedway has diligently worked several hours since the flooding began and we appreciate everyone who has helped, offered to help, and those who have donated to the recovery fund, your generosity has not gone unnoticed! We are scheduling a HELP DAY at the track for Saturday July 27th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will make a future announcement regarding exact details regarding help-day projects. We will also schedule a practice before opening day. Please check our Facebook page for future announcements and information. Until we re-open please support a local track near you!

Thank you from everyone at Lakeside Speedway, we look forward to seeing all of you soon when we “LET THE DIRT FLY” once again!