Opening ceremonies at I-35 Speedway would set the stage for a night of great racing action as our drivers and crews would present our Nations Colors on the front straight as all would stand for the Invocation and National Anthem! God Bless America!
E-Modified would start the night and see Manlee Lamar #4M take the lead with heat winner Randy Smith Jr #75X in tow. Smith would make his move early to take the lead and never relinquish and stand tall in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. Current point leader Smith would hold off the late charge to the front by other heat winner Chris Mercer #13, who would come from a tenth starting spot to place second. Lamar would fade to third with the #14 of Gary Ainsworth a solid fourth on the feature. Jim Masoner Jr would race to the front rounding out the night’s top five.
Grand National would charge to the fast smooth 3/8th mile of dirt next and see Chad Fuller #0R lead every lap of the feature to claim the win. John Brown #36J would again show poise and power as he would place second with Billie Hoover #97 coming home third. Fourth place would go to heat winner and current point leader Donnie Brown #26 with Tyler Miller #6 rounding out the top five finishers.
Show-Me Vintage Racers would be in attendance with a large car count of quality drivers for this night of action. Allen Guthrie #21 would launch to the front from the drop of the green and appear to be the class of the field until Leroy Holler #29 would work through the pack and take the top spot. Heat winner Holler would not be denied and claim the checkers and the win. Guthrie would settle for second with other heat winner Houston Johnson #20 working through the field of competitors to place third. Fourth would see the #01 of Steve Hughs with Jeremy Turner #11 placing a solid and impressive fifth place.
Pure Stock would see a locked and loaded field of competitors as heat race winner Ron Hill #72 would set the pace early. Hill would pull out front and never look back as he would lead every lap on his way to McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle at I-35 Speedway for the first time this 2017 season. Hill would be challenged late by current point leader Cletus Murray #21m who would place second to Hill on this night. Third would see Beau Wells put the #555 to the front with Kerry Ayres #99A impressing again with a solid fourth place showing. Colten Ishmael #17i would be in the hunt for the lead all race finishing fifth holding off the hard charge of other heat winner Anthony Persell #87.
Sport Compact would see Alvin Cooney #69C win both heat race and feature on this night of competition, Shawn Huston #44 would end the night second with Drew Tully #33 third and Isaiah Penton #8P fourth.
Midwest Lightning Sprints would see a great race for the lead as Bobby Layne #9s would take the front with Tom Brown #B20 in tow. Brown would work the high line to perfection and pass Layne and claim the win on this night of competition. Layne would settle for second with Kyle Lewis running a solid third place on the feature. Heat winner Jason Billups #2 would place fourth with Mark Billings #51 ending the race fifth place.
ULMA Late Models would be high in number and quality putting on a great show for fans in attendance. Heat winner Aaron Marrant #1X would use the high line in turn three and four and low line in turn one and two to outpace the field and claim the win. Marrant would be challenged early and often by other heat winner and second place finisher Tommy Cordray #5 with Dustin Hodges #22H racing his way to third. Fourth would see Cody Holtkamp #23 with fifth going to Jon Binning #65.
USRA B-Modifieds would see Dan Hovden #16X win both heat race and feature on this night out pacing the field and proving why is leading national points. Hovden would not have it easy as Shadren Turner #17T would try slider after slider to get the lead but be forced to settle for second place. Heat winner and track point leader Bud Wilson #22W would race his way to third with Jeff Elder #97J placing fourth. Other heat winner Blake Pierce would recover from an early race slip to end the feature a solid fifth place.
USRA Stock Car would see one of the very best races of the night as Dean Wray #77 and Brett Heeter #05 would square off in the front of the field. Heat winner Wray would set the pace early as Heeter would have to work through traffic until a yellow flag would bunch the field. Wray would hold tight to the top of the track with Heeter searching to get the front as the laps would wind down. As the white was shown signifying one more lap Heeter would make his move on the inside off of turn four and race Wray to the line coming up a little short as Wray would pick up his 18th win of the 2017 racing season at I-35 Speedway. Heeter would finish second by less than half a car length with Mitch Hovden #15 a very close third place. Fourth would see Malcolm Teachout #20T with Tim Shield #1 coming from back to front placing a solid fifth.
USRA Modifieds would again see the best of the best at I-35 Speedway with great racing action from start to finish. Heat winners Derrick Hicks #78 and Gunner Martin #75 would lead the field to green with Martin taking the early advantage. Martin would continue to use the high line to perfection until Derrick Hicks would make a daring slide job and take the top spot. Hicks would not be denied and pull away from the rest of the field and on to victory. As Hicks would celebrate in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle, Martin would place second with current point leader Dennis Elliott #29 a very close third. Fourth would go to John Hanson #2h with the fifth spot going to Billie Hoover #99J.
I-35 Speedway would like to thank all our drivers and fans for another night of great racing action and see everyone next Saturday where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!