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Pospisil tops SLMR Late Models at Lakeside Speedway; Bryant, Walker, Marrs, Raffurty capture NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series honors

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April 30, 2021  |  by Sam Stoecklin

Tad Pospisil won the SLMR Super Late Model main event. (Lisa Burlington Photo)

Tad Pospisil won the SLMR Super Late Model main event. (Lisa Burlington Photo)

Lakeside Speedway held its first special event of the season Friday evening hosting the Malvern Bank SLMR Super Late Models along with the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series featuring Stock Cars, B-Mods, Pure Stocks and Mod Lites. A stellar field of 90 race teams filled the pit stalls and competed in 17 events to fill out the evening’s program.

At the end of the night, Tad Pospisil had captured his second SLMR victory of the season while Andy Bryant powered his way to his first B-Mod win of the year. Don Marrs captured his first Pure Stock main event of the new season while Chad Walker picked up the Stock Car victory. Dillon Raffurty was once again victorious in Mod Lite action.

Pospisil lined up fourth on the grid for the start of the 30-lap SLMR Super Late Model main event behind front-row starters Brian Kosiski and Jake Neal. It did not take long for Pospisil to grab the lead and seal the deal with his second victory of the SLMR season. Pospisil was last year’s series champion. Josh Leonard advanced from sixth to capture runner-up honors while local standout Aaron Marrant found his way from tenth at the start to round out the podium in third.

After claiming the opening heat race, Bryant, of Fort Scott, began the 20-lap B-Mod main alongside Tim Powell to lead the field to green. While Powell slipped to fourth at the finish, Terry Schultz and Luke Nieman found their way to the top three in the running order but were unable to mount a challenge on the dominant Bryant who captured the victory ahead of Schultz and Nieman.

Spencer Reiff and Marrs, of Shawnee, earned front-row starting spots for the Pure Stock main event. It was a hard-fought battle up front as multi-time 2020 season winner Garry Billings Jr. advanced from sixth to third to join in on the action. However, at the end of the race Marrs found himself in victory lane celebrating the win over Reiff and Billings.

The Stock Car main event saw the biggest shakeup in the final rundown as several drivers advanced from deeper in the field to make their way to the front. Jason Anderson and Hank Thompson began the action from row one. Meanwhile, Walker, Kacey Shields and Dennie Belknap raced their way into the top three. At the end of the race it was Walker who captured his first win of the year over last week’s main event winner, Shields. Belknap moved from seventh in the lineup to round out the top three.

David Raffurty and Michael Raffurty were the polesitters for the Mod Lite main event with both drivers running strong at the front. However, as he has done so many times before, Dillon Raffurty quickly found his way to the point and went on to capture yet another metro win for the division. Michael Raffurty ran one of his best races to capture second while Ed Griggs battled hard to finish third.

Up next Friday, May 7, Lakeside Speedway hosts the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series featuring A-Mods, Stock Cars, B-Mods, Pure Stocks, E-Mods and Grand Nationals.

If you can't be there, watch live at lakesidespeedway.tv.

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The Lakeside Speedway is a semi-banked 4/10-mile dirt oval located 1.0 mile west of I-435 (exit 18) on SR 5 (northwest of Kansas City). The physical adress is 5615 Wolcott Dr, Kansas City, KS 66109. For more information, call (913) 299-9206.

Upcoming Events:
• Friday, May 7 – NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series (A-Mods, B-Mods, Stock Cars, Pure Stocks, E-Mods, Grand Nationals).
• Friday, May 14 – Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey's (USMTS Modfieds), USRA B-Mods, USRA Stock Cars).

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
Malvern Bank SLMR Super Late Model Series
NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series
Lakeside Speedway, Kansas City, Kansas
Friday, April 30, 2021

SLMR SUPER LATE MODELS

Heat 1: 1. 24-Bill Leighton[2]; 2. 04-Tad Pospisil[6]; 3. 14-Kyle Berck[4]; 4. 44-Troy Daly[1]; 5. 4-JC Wyman[3]; 6. 53-Andrew Kosiski[5]; 7. 76-Zach Zeitner[7]; 8. 11T-Mike Taylor Jr[8].

Heat 2: 1. 1X-Aaron Marrant[2]; 2. 1-Jake Neal[4]; 3. 62-Justin Zeitner[3]; 4. 32C-Chad Holladay[5]; 5. 99-Jesse Sobbing[6]; 6. 98-Ben Schaller[7]; 7. 15C-Curt Schroeder[1]; 8. 45-Dan Battaglia[8].

Heat 3: 1. 25-Brad Perdue[1]; 2. 85-Josh Leonard[4]; 3. 26JR-Corey Zeitner[2]; 4. 30-Todd Cooney[5]; 5. 52-Brian Kosiski[6]; 6. 22C-Charlie McKenna[3]; 7. 1J-Jay Burdic[7]; 8. L88-Larry Clawson[8].

Feature: 1. 04-Tad Pospisil[4]; 2. 85-Josh Leonard[6]; 3. 1X-Aaron Marrant[10]; 4. 52-Brian Kosiski[1]; 5. 24-Bill Leighton[9]; 6. 98-Ben Schaller[18]; 7. 14-Kyle Berck[8]; 8. 26JR-Corey Zeitner[14]; 9. 4-JC Wyman[15]; 10. 44-Troy Daly[17]; 11. 15C-Curt Schroeder[19]; 12. 1-Jake Neal[2]; 13. 45-Dan Battaglia[23]; 14. 1J-Jay Burdic[21]; 15. 62-Justin Zeitner[11]; 16. 32C-Chad Holladay[5]; 17. 99-Jesse Sobbing[3]; 18. 53-Andrew Kosiski[13]; 19. 76-Zach Zeitner[20]; 20. 30-Todd Cooney[7]; 21. 25-Brad Perdue[12]; 22. 22C-Charlie McKenna[16]; 23. 11T-Mike Taylor Jr[22]; 24. L88-Larry Clawson[24].

STOCK CARS

Heat 1: 1. 6-Hank Thompson[3]; 2. 42C-Kacey Shields[4]; 3. 714-Jason Anderson[5]; 4. X1-Tracy Schaefer[1]; 5. 824-Chris Barnard[7]; 6. 61-Joe Sowers[2]; 7. 27-David Oxford[6].

Heat 2: 1. 91J-Jaylen Wettengel[2]; 2. 24K-Daniel King[1]; 3. 04-Chad Walker[5]; 4. 32-Dennie Belknap[7]; 5. 32K-Michael Knight[4]; 6. 17-Kevin McGinnis[3]; 7. 41K-Vernon Kever[6].

Feature: 1. 04-Chad Walker[6]; 2. 42C-Kacey Shields[5]; 3. 32-Dennie Belknap[7]; 4. 6-Hank Thompson[2]; 5. X1-Tracy Schaefer[8]; 6. 32K-Michael Knight[10]; 7. 91J-Jaylen Wettengel[4]; 8. 61-Joe Sowers[11]; 9. 27-David Oxford[13]; 10. (DNF) 17-Kevin McGinnis[12]; 11. (DNF) 714-Jason Anderson[1]; 12. (DNF) 824-Chris Barnard[9]; 13. (DNF) 24K-Daniel King[3]; 14. (DNS) 41K-Vernon Kever.

B-MODS

Heat 1: 1. 28-Andy Bryant[8]; 2. 47-Tyson Lanfermann[3]; 3. 49-Patrick Royalty[6]; 4. 37P-Tristan Phillips[1]; 5. 90-Jessie Mulich[7]; 6. 21JE-Josh Everhart[4]; 7. 10C-Christopher Connel[5]; 8. (DNF) 5-Terry Bivins[2].

Heat 2: 1. 4M-Steven Makar[1]; 2. 44S-Mark Schafman[3]; 3. 57-Tim Powell[7]; 4. 33S-Ben Stockton[4]; 5. 1-Kyle Henning[2]; 6. 8C-Cami Bruner[6]; 7. (DNF) 57A-Randy Ainsworth[5].

Heat 3: 1. 181-Luke Nieman[1]; 2. 90S-Terry Schultz[4]; 3. 14J-Jacob Hodges[3]; 4. 7G-Gabriel Hodges[2]; 5. 9-Don Marrs[6]; 6. 14-Brayden Bennett[5]; 7. 16-Paul Lanfermann[7].

Feature - 20 Laps: 1. 28-Andy Bryant[2]; 2. 90S-Terry Schultz[5]; 3. 181-Luke Nieman[4]; 4. 57-Tim Powell[1]; 5. 44S-Mark Schafman[7]; 6. 90-Jessie Mulich[13]; 7. 47-Tyson Lanfermann[3]; 8. 33S-Ben Stockton[11]; 9. 7G-Gabriel Hodges[12]; 10. 1-Kyle Henning[15]; 11. 14J-Jacob Hodges[9]; 12. 57A-Randy Ainsworth[21]; 13. 4M-Steven Makar[6]; 14. 8C-Cami Bruner[17]; 15. (DNF) 5-Terry Bivins[22]; 16. (DNF) 16-Paul Lanfermann[20]; 17. (DNF) 37P-Tristan Phillips[10]; 18. (DNF) 14-Brayden Bennett[18]; 19. (DNF) 49-Patrick Royalty[8]; 20. (DNF) 21JE-Josh Everhart[16]; 21. (DNF) 9-Don Marrs[14]; 22. (DNF) 10C-Christopher Connel[19].

PURE STOCKS

Heat 1: 1. 9-Don Marrs[6]; 2. 56-Joseph Smith Jr[1]; 3. 7S-Spencer Reiff[5]; 4. 77-Matt Janes[4]; 5. (DNF) 6K-David King[3]; 6. (DNF) 40-Keith Jennings[2].

Heat 2: 1. 96-Garry Billings, Jr.[3]; 2. 7-Marshall Jewett[4]; 3. 3B-Darrin Christy[2]; 4. 97-Calvin Banks[5]; 5. 5JR-Jeff Goepferich[1]; 6. 24-Bobby Russell[6].

Feature: 1. 9-Don Marrs[2]; 2. 7S-Spencer Reiff[1]; 3. 96-Garry Billings Jr[6]; 4. 7-Marshall Jewett[4]; 5. 77-Matt Janes[8]; 6. 56-Joseph Smith Jr[5]; 7. 3B-Darrin Christy[3]; 8. 97-Calvin Banks[7]; 9. 24-Bobby Russell[10]; 10. 5JR-Jeff Goepferich[9]; 11. (DNF) 6K-David King[11]; 12. (DNF) 40-Keith Jennings[12].

MOD LITES

Heat 1: 1. 46-Dillon Raffurty[3]; 2. 41-Michael Raffurty[4]; 3. 47-Ed Griggs[8]; 4. 73-Tony Kerr[1]; 5. 03-James Beebe[7]; 6. 36-Travis Alexander[2]; 7. 3-Nathan Wolfe[5]; 8. 98-Jeff Raffurty[6]; 9. 12V-Kellie Vail[9].

Heat 2: 1. 64-David Raffurty[3]; 2. 4K-Garrett Stonum[2]; 3. 75-Justin Raffurty[4]; 4. 8V-Cody Vail[7]; 5. 92-Michael Everhart[8]; 6. E2-Jordan Ervin[6]; 7. 14-Jerry Taylor[9]; 8. 9D-Cody Ervin[5]; 9. (DNF) 34-Tyler Furrell[1].

Feature: 1. 46-Dillon Raffurty[3]; 2. 41-Michael Raffurty[2]; 3. 47-Ed Griggs[4]; 4. 64-David Raffurty[1]; 5. 75-Justin Raffurty[5]; 6. 8V-Cody Vail[7]; 7. 4K-Garrett Stonum[6]; 8. 36-Travis Alexander[11]; 9. 3-Nathan Wolfe[13]; 10. 92-Michael Everhart[8]; 11. 03-James Beebe[10]; 12. 73-Tony Kerr[9]; 13. 98-Jeff Raffurty[14]; 14. 34-Tyler Furrell[17]; 15. 14-Jerry Taylor[18]; 16. E2-Jordan Ervin[12]; 17. 12V-Kellie Vail[16]; 18. (DNF) 9D-Cody Ervin[15].