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Raffurty, Bidinger, Nieman, Anderson, Marrs, Dishong victorious at Lakeside Speedway

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September 24, 2021  |  by Sam Stoecklin

Dillon Raffurty won the Mod-Lite main event.

Dillon Raffurty won the Mod-Lite main event.

The final regular night of racing took place Friday evening with 81 race teams on hand. The highlighted race of the night was the Mod-Lite ‘Rage on the River’ STARS Nationals. A-Mods, B-Mods, Stock Cars, Pure Stocks, and E-Mods also participated in the full night of racing, which included 14 preliminary heat races and six main events.

After an hour-long delay, courtesy of Mother Nature, the action-packed night concluded with Dillon Raffurty headlining Mod-Lite action with repeat victory performances turned in by Nic Bidinger in A-Mods, Luke Nieman in B-Mods, Kevin Anderson in Stock Cars, Don Marrs in Pure Stocks, and Chris Dishong.

The night began on a somber note as it was recently announced by the Kenny South family that he had passed away after hospitalization. The Lakeside Speedway staff wishes to send its condolences to Kenny’s family, friends, and loved ones. We will forever cherish is Redlined photography for years to come as he captured several special moments at Lakeside Speedway and other venues throughout the Midwest.

Mod-Lite STARS Nationals Results (24 Cars)

A Feature - 15 Laps

46-Dillon Raffurty[1]; 2. 41-Michael Raffurty[3]; 3. 47-Ed Griggs[4]; 4. 64R-David Raffurty[6]; 5. 11-Dustin Ford[7]; 6. 4K-Garrett Stonum[5]; 7. 34-Tyler Furrell[8]; 8. 64-Randy Bryan[2]; 9. 03-James Beebe[12]; 10. 17-Kyle Guy[11]; 11. 3-Nathan Wolfe[21]; 12. 3X-Mark Downey[13]; 13. 8V-Cody Vail[18]; 14. 98-Jeff Raffurty[14]; 15. 14-Taylor Pollock[22]; 16. 4D-Doug Pollock[15]; 17. 19-Derek Foster[19]; 18. 12V-Kellie Vail[17]; 19. 3XL-Josh Guy[16]; 20. 414-John Spitler[24]; 21. (DNF) 73-Tony Kerr[9]; 22. (DNF) 52-Clayton Hogie[10]; 23. (DNS) 87-Kenny Sweet; 24. (DNS) 75-Justin Raffurty

Heat - 6 Laps

41-Michael Raffurty[7]; 2. 11-Dustin Ford[2]; 3. 73-Tony Kerr[4]; 4. 52-Clayton Hogie[6]; 5. 4D-Doug Pollock[1]; 6. 3XL-Josh Guy[5]; 7. 19-Derek Foster[3]; 8. 14-Taylor Pollock[8]

Heat 2 - 6 Laps

4K-Garrett Stonum[2]; 2. 47-Ed Griggs[4]; 3. 64-Randy Bryan[8]; 4. 03-James Beebe[1]; 5. 98-Jeff Raffurty[7]; 6. 12V-Kellie Vail[5]; 7. 87-Kenny Sweet[6]; 8. 75-Justin Raffurty[3]

Heat 3 - 6 Laps

46-Dillon Raffurty[1]; 2. 64R-David Raffurty[7]; 3. 34-Tyler Furrell[5]; 4. 3X-Mark Downey[2]; 5. 17-Kyle Guy[8]; 6. 8V-Cody Vail[4]; 7. 3-Nathan Wolfe[6]; 8. 414-John Spitler[3]

In typical style, Dillon Raffurty continued his dominance of the Mod-Lite division with a dominating 15-lap performance in the $1,000-to-win Mod-Lite STARS Nationals. The win marked his thirtieth of the season in one of the Kansas City area’s most prolific seasons ever put together in any division of racing. Michael Raffurty and Ed Griggs garnered podium finishes behind Dillon at the finish.

A-Mod Results (12 Cars)

3B-Nic Bidinger[5]; 2. 9D8-Paden Phillips[1]; 3. 16S-Kevin Blackburn[2]; 4. 7J-Justin Johnson[6]; 5. 32-Cody Owens[8]; 6. 74-Rodney Schweizer[7]; 7. 9-Mark Schafman[11]; 8. 311-John Baker[12]; 9. (DNF) 92-Daniel Scrogham[3]; 10. (DNF) 89-Tyler Hibner[4]; 11. (DNF) 17-Rod Cordon[9]; 12. (DNS) 42-Sam Florence

Heat - 8 Laps

9D8-Paden Phillips[3]; 2. 7J-Justin Johnson[4]; 3. 16S-Kevin Blackburn[6]; 4. 74-Rodney Schweizer[2]; 5. 17-Rod Cordon[5]; 6. 9-Mark Schafman[1]

Heat - 8 Laps

3B-Nic Bidinger[4]; 2. 92-Daniel Scrogham[5]; 3. 89-Tyler Hibner[6]; 4. 32-Cody Owens[3]; 5. 42-Sam Florence[2]; 6. 311-John Baker[1]

Nic Bidinger collected his ninth victory of the season to close out the regular race season at Lakeside Speedway and in the process kept his top-five finish status for the year at 100 percent. Despite having won his heat race, Bidinger made his way to the front of the field overtaking front-row starters Paden Phillips and Kevin Blackburn for the victory.

B-Mod Results (17 Cars)

A Feature - 15 Laps

181-Luke Nieman[8]; 2. 57-Tim Powell[7]; 3. 47-Tyson Lanfermann[1]; 4. 3X3-Nick Newton[6]; 5. 7J-Jake Richards[12]; 6. 1-Kyle Henning[3]; 7. 31-Luke Phillips[10]; 8. 4M-Steven Makar[5]; 9. 57A-Randy Ainsworth[13]; 10. 9B-Darren Bennett[4]; 11. 9-Don Marrs[2]; 12. 214-Eric Spreer[15]; 13. 175-Jason Park[17]; 14. (DNF) 8C-Cami Bruner[14]; 15. (DNF) 36-Brian Andrews[11]; 16. (DNF) 98C-Chris Giles[9]; 17. (DNF) 10C-Christopher Connel[16]

Heat - 6 Laps

3X3-Nick Newton[1]; 2. 1-Kyle Henning[3]; 3. 9-Don Marrs[6]; 4. 36-Brian Andrews[4]; 5. 57A-Randy Ainsworth[5]; 6. (DNS) 175-Jason Park

Heat 2 - 6 Laps

4M-Steven Makar[1]; 2. 57-Tim Powell[2]; 3. 181-Luke Nieman[3]; 4. 7J-Jake Richards[4]; 5. 8C-Cami Bruner[5]; 6. 10C-Christopher Connel[6]

Heat 3 - 6 Laps

9B-Darren Bennett[2]; 2. 47-Tyson Lanfermann[3]; 3. 98C-Chris Giles[1]; 4. 31-Luke Phillips[5]; 5. 214-Eric Spreer[4]

The theme of the night for B-Mod competitors was, the deeper you started in the field the better. Kansan Luke Nieman headlined the charge with a strong charge from eighth on the grid to claim the victory, his second of the season. Fellow fourth-row starter, Tim Powell, claimed the runner-up spot followed by pole-sitter Tyson Lanfermann to round out the top three.

Stock Car Results (15 Cars)

 A Feature - 15 Laps

417-Kevin Anderson[2]; 2. 714-Jason Anderson[4]; 3. 41K-Vernon Kever[5]; 4. 11-Jerry Liston Jr[9]; 5. 68-Joe Martin[10]; 6. 9S-Devin Stock[7]; 7. 11W-Michael Woods[13]; 8. 91J-Jaylen Wettengel[3]; 9. 711-Harley Harvey[11]; 10. 31-TJ Phillips[14]; 11. (DNF) 27X-Dominic Thyfault[1]; 12. (DNF) 17-Kevin McGinnis[6]; 13. (DNF) 47-Paul Carter[8]; 14. (DNF) 824-Chris Barnard[12]; 15. (DNS) 27-David Oxford

Heat 1 - 6 Laps

417-Kevin Anderson[6]; 2. 91J-Jaylen Wettengel[4]; 3. 714-Jason Anderson[2]; 4. 9S-Devin Stock[5]; 5. 68-Joe Martin[3]; 6. 711-Harley Harvey[8]; 7. (DNS) 11W-Michael Woods; 8. (DNS) 31-TJ Phillips

Heat 2 - 6 Laps

27X-Dominic Thyfault[4]; 2. 41K-Vernon Kever[5]; 3. 17-Kevin McGinnis[6]; 4. 47-Paul Carter[1]; 5. 11-Jerry Liston Jr[7]; 6. 824-Chris Barnard[2]; 7. (DNS) 27-David Oxford

‘Coach’ Kevin Anderson’s late-season surge continued Friday as he captured victory from outside row one in the 15-lap Stock Car main event, for his third win of the season and second in a row. Jason Anderson capped an all-Anderson one-two while Vernon Kever moved from fifth to claim the third spot.

Pure Stock Results (11 Cars)

A Feature - 12 Laps

9-Don Marrs[2]; 2. 7S-Spencer Reiff[1]; 3. 38D-Darrion Mclaughlin[5]; 4. 3J-Jerett Evans[3]; 5. 56-Joseph Smith Jr[4]; 6. 14-Cody Ohrenberg[6]; 7. 114-Bobby Ohrenberg[7]; 8. 3B-Darrin Christy[9]; 9. 97-Calvin Banks[8]; 10. 42R-Brennan Risley[11]; 11. 6K-Samuel King[10]

Heat 1 6 Laps | 00:03:09.718

7S-Spencer Reiff[3]; 2. 38D-Darrion Mclaughlin[1]; 3. 3J-Jerett Evans[4]; 4. 114-Bobby Ohrenberg[5]; 5. 3B-Darrin Christy[2]; 6. 42R-Brennan Risley[6]

Heat 2 6 Laps | 00:02:53.380

14-Cody Ohrenberg[4]; 2. 56-Joseph Smith Jr[1]; 3. 9-Don Marrs[2]; 4. 97-Calvin Banks[5]; 5. 6K-Samuel King[3]

It took just over six minutes to conclude the 12-lap main event for Pure Stock drivers as Don Marrs went on to collect victory number five of the year over pole-starting Spencer Reiff, who came home second. Darrion McLaughlin settled for third at the finish by advancing from row three at the start.

E-Mod Results (12 Cars)

A Feature - 12 Laps

54L-Chris Dishong[3]; 2. 14-Darren Bennett[5]; 3. 03-Justin Bell[1]; 4. 14B-Brayden Bennett[6]; 5. 54-Buz Kaster[4]; 6. 33-Kevin White[2]; 7. 5J-Jeff Goepferich Sr[7]; 8. 79J-Javier Fierro[8]; 9. 8-Jeremy Mullins[11]; 10. (DNF) 21T-David Towers[9]; 11. (DNF) 08-Tyler Hedden[10]; 12. (DNS) 13-Joe Marrant

Heat 1 - 6 Laps

14B-Brayden Bennett[3]; 2. 14-Darren Bennett[2]; 3. 54-Buz Kaster[6]; 4. 79J-Javier Fierro[1]; 5. 21T-David Towers[4]; 6. 8-Jeremy Mullins[5]

Heat 2 - 6 Laps

54L-Chris Dishong[3]; 2. 33-Kevin White[2]; 3. 03-Justin Bell[4]; 4. 5J-Jeff Goepferich Sr[6]; 5. 08-Tyler Hedden[5]; 6. 13-Joe Marrant[1]

A fury of action at the front of the field for the 12-lap E-Mod main event saw Chris Dishong emerge as the victor of the race. Dishong last parked his ride in victory lane in early July. Despite only competing in just half of the season at Lakeside each appearance by the Atchison, Kansas, driver led to a top-five run. Darren Bennett turned in a strong run from fifth on the grid for second with pole-sitting Justin Bell rounding out the podium in third.

The season events are now down to just two race weekends. The FVP Platinum Battery Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series takes place on October 22, followed by the 6th Annual Grant Junghans Memorial with USMTS Modifieds paying a visit with USRA B-Mods, on Friday, October 29. Make your way over to lakesidespeedway.net for admission and start time information.

REMAINING EVENTS:

10/9/21 – Motorcycle Swap Meet, Vintage Motorcycle Show and Flat Track Races.
10/22/2021 - FVP Platinum Battery Showdown, World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
10/29/2021 - 6th Annual Grant Junghans Memorial, USMTS Modifieds and USRA B-Mod