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Weekly Racing Series #9

Bidinger, Powell, Hensler, Shields Superior at Lakeside Speedway

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June 27, 2014  |  by Bob Libbey

Nic Bidinger made it four out of the last six by winning the USRA A-Modified feature. Leading every lap, Bidinger was initially challenged by Terry Schultz, who dropped back due to mechanical issues. Trevor Hunt ran strong, making his presence known early and often but would wind up in third, behind Darron Fuqua. Mark Schafman would end up battling Tyler Schmidt, who started eighth, for the last half of the race and the two would finish out the top-five, respectively.

Tim Powell has now won the last two of three in the USRA B-Modified division. Yancy Shephard ran strong the first third of the race until an early caution ended his night prematurely, giving the lead to Powell. While Chad Clancy would give chase, Powell would not be denied and Clancy would take second. Ed Noll ran a strong race to finish third while Jake Richards and Randal Schiffelbein rounded out the top-five.

The USRA Stock Car division feature featured a first-time winner as Dean Hensler scooted to victory lane after the 15-lap event. While Joe Smith Jr had the fast car early on, it was Hensler who ran the most consistent laps and took home the trophy. The Weatherby Lake, MO driver took the lead on lap-four and held off Smith as well as current point leader, Brett Heeter. Smith and Heeter would finish second and third. Phil Snodgrass and Anthony Whitham rounded out the top-five.

The Grand National A-main event saw Tim Shields take home his 8th trophy of the season. Shields took over on lap-two and never looked back. Early race leader, Donnie Brown, ran second most of the race only to get passed toward the end of the race by Austin Johnson and finished third. Gary Donaldson started 12th in the event due to a DNF in the qualifying heat but raced to a 4th place finish. Houston Johnson, Austin’s younger brother, finished fifth.

“Racing on the river’s edge” continues every Friday night through October with the USRA A-Modifieds, Grand Nationals, USRA B-Modifieds and USRA Stock Cars. Gates open at 5:00pm, hot laps at 6:45pm, and the first race gets under way at 7:30pm. Adult ticket prices are $12.00, kids 7-12 $6.00, and children 6 and younger admitted FREE. Senior Citizen’s and military personnel with ID are admitted for $10.

For more information on special events or ticket information call the Lakeside Speedway office at (913) 299-9206 or visit our official website at www.lakesidespeedway.net. You can also find us on Facebook at Lakeside Speedway or Tweet us at #lakeside.