Tom Karrick Memorial this Friday at Lakeside Speedway

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September 1, 2020  |  by Sam Stoecklin

Late-season special events highlight the next several weekends at Lakeside Speedway with big shows on the slate for nearly every type of race fan. Those events start this Friday, September 5, with the 25th Annual Tom Karrick Memorial which now features a $3,000 payday for the A-Mod feature winner.

Lakeside Speedway wishes to thank Heather Melvin of Varsity Sports for coordinating this year’s Tom Karrick Memorial. Karrick lived from 1935 to 1994 and was posthumously inducted into the Central Auto Racing Boosters Hall of Fame & Museum in 2005 for his contribution to the betterment of racing in the Kansas City area. Karrick is the father of 2018 Hall of Fame inductee and currently active racer Tim Karrick of Basehor, Kansas.

The Karrick Memorial race features a $13,000 purse and pays $220 to start the "A" main with tow money at $75. There is an entry fee of $50 for A-Mod drivers who are registered with the track or $70 for non-registered drivers. The entry fee includes a pit pass for the driver. Full payout information is located at lakesidespeedway.net/downloads.

Joining the A-Mods on the card this Friday are Stock Cars, B-Mods, Pure Stocks, E-Mods and Grand Nationals. All classes will compete in preliminary heat races and main events as needed. The pits open at 5 p.m., spectator gates open at 6, the drivers meeting starts at 7 and hot laps begin at 7:15 with racing to follow.

Advanced tickets for this weekend’s racing are available at MyRacePass.com or by calling call (913) 299-9206. All pre-sale ticket sales are cut off at midnight on Thursday. A limited number of tickets will be available at the admission gate. Terrace spots are available but must be reserved by calling the track in advance.

• General Admission: Adults (16+) $15, Military/Seniors (62+) $12, Juniors (12-15) $5, Youth 11 & Under FREE
• Terrace: Adults $15, Military/Seniors $12, Juniors (12-15) $5, Youth 11 & Under FREE
• Suites: Adults/Teens (13+) $20, Kids (2-12) $10, Kids Under 2 FREE
• Pit Passes: Adults/Youth (7+) $35, Kids 6 & Under $15 (Ages 0-17 must have signed minor release to enter pits)

For anyone wishing to watch the Friday races from the privacy of their own home, head over to the all-new pay-per-view feature at lakesidespeedway.tv.

Remaining Events:
• Sept. 4 – Tom Karrick Memorial featuring A-Mods ($3,000 to win), B-Mods, Stock Cars, Pure Stocks, E-Mods and Grand Nationals.
• Sept. 5 – Kansas City Monster Truck Show. Visit kansascitymosntershow.com for tickets.
• Sept. 11 – Karl Tinsley Memorial & Final Points Night featuring A-Mods, B-Mods, Stock Cars, Pure Stocks, E-Mods and Grand Nationals.
• Sept. 18 – Joe Berry Clash of the B-Mods Night #1 featuring B-Mods, E-Mods, Stock Cars, A-Mods and Grand Nationals.
• Sept. 19 – Joe Berry Clash of the B-Mods Night #2 featuring B-Mods, E-Mods, Stock Cars and Pure Stocks.
* Oct. 2 - SLMR Late Models - USAC Midwest Wingless Sprints - KAR (Kansas Antique Racers) - Mod Lites
• Oct. 16 – NOS Energy World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.
* Oct. 30 - Grant Junghans Memorial - USMTS Modifieds - B-Mods

Complete results, schedule information, track details, car class rules and news are available at lakesidespeedway.net. Contact the track at (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. Follow on Facebook or Twitter or email lakesidespeedwaykc@gmail.com.

COVID-19 related social distancing is recommended and masks are required per the Kansas Governor’s executive order. Concessions are limited at this time due to national food shortages related to COVID-19. Lakeside Speedway will follow CDC Recommendations which may affect logistics and normal operating procedures. Attendees are responsible for their own personal protective equipment and decisions regarding attendance and social distancing.