6th Annual Smokin’ Trackside Barbeque Bash
The aromas of I-35 Speedway changed this past weekend, August 13 and 14, 2021 as the 6th Annual Smokin’ Trackside Barbeque Bash was held. A normal aroma is the smell of racing fuel as the powerful engines of the racing machines take to the track on Saturday night. A new aroma permeated the track beginning Friday as the smell of brisket, chicken, ribs, and pork cooking in the smokers of various Kansas City Barbeque Society competitors invaded the track. What can be more American, Racing and BBQ?
Friday night events included a People’s Choice BBQ event where teams voluntarily cooked chicken wings in a non KCBS sanctioned event. The wings were then taken to the Trackside Bar and Grill where the public sampled the various cooked wings and voted for their favorite. Congratulations to Love 2 Que for winning this contest and taking home the coveted trophy.
Saturday, twenty-five (25) Barbeque Competitors began turning in their brisket, chicken, ribs, and pork to the palates of the judges.
Congratulations to Heavy Smoke BBQ as they earned the Grand Champion Award with a score of 705.1316. Heavy Smoke BBQ, the previous year third place finisher in the overall score was first in Chicken. Meat Rushmore BBQ prepared the first-place ribs for the second year in a row. Matt Mutt’s BBQ earned the top prize in Pork with a score of 180.000. Wildhouse BBQ also scored a 180.0000 in taking the first-place prize in brisket. Halos and Hogs won the Beans ancillary cookoff the look of surprise on this team’s faces as this was announced at to the award presentation was a priceless moment in the weekend of fun. The ancillary dessert challenge was claimed by the Flamin’ M&M team. Keep Calm and Sauce On earned the Reserve Grand Champion with a score of 703.4516.
I-35 Speedway thanks Bunny and Rich Tuttle for being the KCBS representatives for this event and all the teams for participating.