Drivers Test The Width Of The Track At I-35 Speedway During Rod End Supply Night At The Races

By I-35 Speedway Track Announcer, Mark Merrell

(Winston, Missouri) When describing I-35 Speedway, most people would say that it’s a 3/8th Mile high banked lighting fast dirt track, hosting exciting action every Saturday night, with two, and three wide racing. During Rod End Supply Night At The Races, Drivers offered another element, running four, and briefly five wide, putting the fans on their feet.

Matt, “Maddog” Dorssom has been dominating the E-Mods so far, with back-to-back wins to start the 2019 racing season. Shaunie Lanning has been runner-up both weeks as well. In the early stages, Dorssom showed the way with Steven Makar, and Jeremy Curless Hot In pursuit. Lanning was not far behind, racing her way through the pack. Dorssom held on for the win, making it a perfect, three-for-three wins. Makar finished second, with Lanning third, Curless fourth, and Leroy Morrison fifth.

Rylee Fuller won her heat race to start the night, and looked to be the car to beat for the feature, as she started outside row one, next to D J Barnes in the Pure Stocks. Unfortunately, Barnes and Fuller got together, forcing them to the back for the restart. Ron Hill, who won opening night, fought his way through the pack, after passing Cody King, Tobin Bartlett, and Blaine Younts. Kerry Ayers, always a fast competitor, met with the outside retaining wall out of turn four, ending his night. Hill, running up front, was having a fuel pump problem late in the race. Hill kept his foot in the throttle, and drove to his second feature win of the year, with King second, Bartlett third, Younts fourth, and Albert Curtis rounding out the top five.

In the POWRi Midwest Lightning Sprint Cars, Bobby Layne is a true veteran of racing, winning at more tracks in feature events that most everyone in the Midwest. Layne won his heat race, as did Kyle Lewis, who was impressive all night. At the drop of the green flag, Layne shot to the lead, with Lewis right on his bumper. Layne was very fast through turns one, and two, and Lewis had the speed in three, and four, but couldn’t seem to get the momentum he needed to get by Layne. In the final lap, Lewis again tried unsuccessfully to pass Layne, but a slower sprint car slowed Layne slightly going into turn three. Eyeing his chance, Lewis hit the accelerator, going side-by-side with Layne out of turn four, and racing into McCarthy Auto Group Winner’s Circle, edging out the legend, Layne for the victory.

Tommy Cordray marched into I-35 Speedway looking for a, three-peat in the Midwest Limited Late Models. Houston Johnson, and Mike Taylor, Jr hit the gas in row one for the start. Cordray, inside row three, was weaving his way up to the front, as Mike Taylor continued with the lead. Greg Truelove was going door-to-door as well. Chad Fuller looked fast in his first outing for the 2019 season. Taylor And Cordray had an epic battle, lap after lap. Truelove challenged Cordray for second, and made a successful pass, sliding into the second spot. Taylor held off the field for the win, but, unfortunately, was disqualified after a post race inspection, handing to win to Truelove, with Cordray second, Michael King third, Chad Fuller fourth, and Houston Johnson fifth.

Isaiah Penton and David Miller III started on the front row For The Sport Compacts feature, with Jason Teel, and John Willard in row two. Richard McCaulley has been very quick in the first two races on the year, and was hopeful to take his race car to victory lane, as was Joesph Mick, starting inside row four. Willard ran quickly to the front of the field, with McCaulley and David Miller. Willard, who was plagued with tire issues the past two weeks, as well as in his heat race, was not to be denied, taking his racing machine to McCarthy Auto Group Winner’s Circle. Willard revealed after the race, that the win was his 54th in his current race car. Stating that, “You can’t drive 55,” Willard announced that after his next, and 55th feature win, he is scrapping his current racing machine, and unveiling a new race car.

The USRA Out-Pace B-Mods put on an amazing display of racing talent. Danan Knott, last week’s feature winner, started on the pole, to the disdain of the other drivers. Knott was lighting fast out of the box on opening night, and looked to be in his way to his second win of the year. Shadren Turner, who bested Knott opening night for the win, started just behind the 18k of Knott for the feature. Knott grabbed the lead quickly, with Chase Gavin just behind him in second. As the field fanned out, racing into turn one, and out of turn two, they ran four wide, and nearly five wide, to the amazement of the thrilled fans. Galvin pursued Knott, until the pair raced into turn three, and a spinning 3D of Johnathan Barnett at the top of the banking. Knott just managed to inch by Barnett, but Galvin was not so fortunate, as Galvin and Barnett made contact, ending Galvin’s night. Turner moved up to second, with Ethan and Lucas Isaacs, Lonnie Hibner, and Daniel Harris racing up toward the front. Another caution flag came out with two laps remaining. On the restart, Knott couldn’t get up to speed, drifting high out of turn four. Turner made his move to the lead, racing into victory lane, with Ethan Isaacs second, Knott third, Lucas Isaacs fourth, and Lonnie Hibner fifth.

Thomas Ground’s 2019 racing season at I-35 Speedway had been a heartbreaker. On opening night, Ground rolled his USRA American Racer Late Model coming out of turn two, ending upside down. During last week’s feature, Ground was threading his way through the pack, when a mechanical problem sent him out of turn four, and into the outside retaining wall, coasting to a stop near turn one. Ground started on the pole, and was again, very fast at the drop of the green flag. Jaylen Wettengel challenged Ground for the lead several times, as did Jeff Dixon. Wettengel and Dixon raced side-by-side for several laps. Ground, proving that perseverance, and third time is the charm, held off Dixon and Wettengel for the feature win.

The USRA A-Mods rolled out for their feature. Last year’s I-35 Track Champion, Dennis Elliott, has so far be denied a trip to victory lane, as Nic Bidinger, and Darron Fuqua scored wins the first two weeks. Elliott was nearly the winner on the second night, when an errant pass sent him high up the track. Lee Hibner, who had stepped away from driving duties for the past twelve years, decided the time was right to come back, and he did just that. Hibner started on the pole next to Ed Noll. Elliott began his quest for his first win of the year inside row three. Hibner ran quickly to the front of the field, as the USRA A-Mods were stacked up in a high speed traffic jam. Suddenly, Elliott squeezed his way past the other drivers, and into second, setting up a true battle between he and Hibner. With Elliott running at the bottom, and Hibner up high on the cushion, the two raced side-by-side. In the final laps, Hibner pulled away for the win, with Elliott second, Austin Johnson third, Houston Johnson fourth, and Tyler Hibner In fifth.

Next Saturday, I-35 Speedway will host, Missouri One Call Night At The Races, and a visit from the Show Me Vintage Racers

I-35 Speedway Rod End Supply Night At The Races
Week 3 4-20-19 4/20/2019
Results – All Classes

USRA
A Mods A-Feature

Driver                          Nbr
—————————— —–
1.  Lee Hibner                      99H
Chillicothe, Mo.
2.  Dennis Elliott                  29
Mt. Ayr, Ia.
3.  Austin Johnson               98
Kansas City, Mo.
4.  Houston Johnson           97
Kansas City, Mo.
5.  Tyler Hibner                    89
Chillicothe, Mo.
6.  Derrick Hicks                   78
Ravenwood, Mo.
7.  Manlee Lamar                  4M
Polo, Mo.
8.  Chris Mercer                    13
Excelsior Springs, Mo.
9.  John Hanson                    2H
Stewartsville, Mo.
10. Cole Moore                      33C
Kansas City, Mo.
11. Ed Noll                               15
Excelsior Springs, Mo.

USRA
A Mods Heat 1

Driver                          Nbr
—————————— —–
1.  Austin Johnson               98
Kansas City, Mo.
2.  Dennis Elliott                  29
Mt. Ayr, Ia.
3.  Houston Johnson           97
Kansas City, Mo.
4.  Tyler Hibner                    89
Chillicothe, Mo.
5.  Cole Moore                      33C
Kansas City, Mo.
6.  Manlee Lamar                  4M
Polo, Mo.

USRA
A Mods Heat 2

Driver                          Nbr
—————————— —–
1.  Derrick Hicks                   78
Ravenwood, Mo.
2.  Ed Noll                              15
Excelsior Springs, Mo.
3.  Lee Hibner                      99H
Chillicothe, Mo.
4.  Chris Mercer                    13
Excelsior Springs, Mo.
5.  John Hanson                    2H
Stewartsville, Mo.

USRA Out-Pace
B Mods A-Feature

Driver                          Nbr
—————————— —–
1.  Shadren Turner                  17T
St. Joseph, Mo.
2.  Ethan Isaacs                       66
Bonner Springs, Ks.
3.  Danan Knott                        18K
Coffey, Mo.
4.  Lucas Isaacs                       6
Bonner Springs, Ks.
5.  Lonnie Hibner                     88L
Chillicothe, Mo.
6.  Daniel Harris                       07
Excelsior Springs, Mo.
7.  Todd Luke                            2T
Maryville, Mo.
8.  Clint Baker                           17X
Meadville, Mo.
9.  Kyle Henning                        1
Atchison, Ks.
10. Jared Hillyard                     15XL
Pleasant Valley, Mo.
11. Tyler Cadwallader               69
Amazonia, Mo.
12. Chase Galvan                    0
Kansas City, Ks.
13. Jonathan Barnett              3D
St Joseph, Mo.
14. Blake Hayes                     14H
Albany, Mo.
15. Ted Pantoja                     7D3

USRA Out-Pace
B Mods Heat 1

Driver                          Nbr
—————————— —–
1.  Lucas Isaacs                    6
Bonner Springs, Ks.
2.  Shadren Turner                17T
St. Joseph, Mo.
3.  Kyle Henning                    1
Atchison, Ks.
4.  Lonnie Hibner                   88L
Chillicothe, Mo.
5.  Todd Luke                          2T
Maryville, Mo.
6.  Daniel Harris                      07
Excelsior Springs, Mo.
7.  Blake Hayes                       14H
Albany, Mo.
8.  Jonathan Barnett              3D
St Joseph, Mo.

USRA Out-Pace
B Mods Heat 2

Driver                          Nbr
—————————— —–
1.  Chase Galvan                    0
Kansas City, Ks.
2.  Tyler Cadwallader             69
Amazonia, Mo.
3.  Danan Knott                     18K
Coffey, Mo.
4.  Clint Baker                         17X
Meadville, Mo.
5.  Ethan Isaacs                     66
Bonner Springs, Ks.
6.  Jared Hillyard                  15XL
Pleasant Valley, Mo.
7.  Ted Martin                         7D3

E-Mod A-Feature

Driver                          Nbr
—————————— —–
1.  Matt Dorssom                    3D
Lancaster, Ks.
2.  Steven Makar                    4M
Basehor, Ks.
3.  Shaunie Lanning                09
Kansas City, Mo.
4.  Jeremy Curless                  33
Grain Valley, Mo.
5.  Leroy Morrison                   50
Raymore, Mo.
6.  Blake Bland                         23B
Gladstone, Mo.
7.  John Ross                            64
Independence, Mo.
8.  Bobby Lopez                       1L
Kansas City, Mo.
9.  Doug Brisbin                        86
Richmond, Mo.
10. Aj Sayers                             95S
Chillicothe, Mo.
11. Jared Weidmann                3W
Kansas City, Mo.

E-Mod Heat 1

Driver                          Nbr
—————————— —–
1.  Matt Dorssom                    3D
Lancaster, Ks.
2.  Shaunie Lanning                09
Kansas City, Mo.
3.  Steven Makar                    4M
Basehor, Ks.
4.  Leroy Morrison                  50
Raymore, Mo.
5.  Jared Weidmann               3W
Kansas City, Mo.
6.  Aj Sayers                            95S
Chillicothe, Mo.

E-Mod Heat 2

Driver                          Nbr
—————————— —–
1.  Bobby Lopez                   1L
Kansas City, Mo.
2.  John Ross                       64
Independence, Mo.
3.  Blake Bland                     23B
Gladstone, Mo.
4.  Doug Brisbin                   86
Richmond, Mo.
5.  Jeremy Curless               33
Grain Valley, Mo.

POWRi
Midwest Lightning Sprints A-Feature

Driver                          Nbr
—————————— —–
1.  Kyle Lewis                      2
Spring Hill, Ks.
2.  Bobby Layne                 01
Kansas City, Mo.
3.  Jeff Bard                       71
4.  Kenny Bowers               49B
5.  Stanley Kreisel               13
6.  Tyler Murrey                  5
7.  Mike Tindell                    88
8.  Alex Davis                      42
9.  Tim Davis                       28

POWRi
Midwest Lightning Sprints Heat 1

Driver                          Nbr
—————————— —–
1.  Bobby Layne                     01
Kansas City, Mo.
2.  Kenny Bowers                  49B
3.  Tyler Murrey                    5
4.  Tim Davis                         28
5.  Mike Tindell                     88

POWRi
Midwest Lightning Sprints Heat 2

Driver                          Nbr
—————————— —–
1.  Kyle Lewis                      2
Spring Hill, Ks.
2.  Jeff Bard                       71
3.  Alex Davis                     42
4.  Stanley Kreisel              13

Midwest Limited Late Model A-Feature

Driver                          Nbr
—————————— —–
1.  Greg Truelove                   47
Liberty, Mo.
2.  Tommy Cordray                5
Browning, Mo.
3.  Michael King                    14K
St Joseph, Mo.
4.  Chad Fuller                       20
Savannah, Mo.
5.  Houston Johnson             97
Kansas City, Mo.
6.  Mike Taylor Jr                  11T
Kansas City, Mo.

Midwest Limited Late Model Heat 1

Driver                          Nbr
—————————— —–
1.  Greg Truelove                   47
Liberty, Mo.
2.  Tommy Cordray                5
Browning, Mo.
3.  Mike Taylor Jr                  11T
Kansas City, Mo.
4.  Michael King                    14K
St Joseph, Mo.
5.  Houston Johnson             97
Kansas City, Mo.
6.  Chad Fuller                        20
Savannah, Mo.

Pure Stock A-Feature

Driver                          Nbr
—————————— —–
1.  Ron Hill                            72
Turney, Mo.
2.  Cody King                       29
Jamesport, Mo.
3.  Tobin Bartlett                  28
Atchison, Ks.
4.  Blaine Yonts                    3Y
Leavenworth, Ks.
5.  Albert Curtis                   10
Stover, Mo.
6.  Dj Barnes                         5DJ
Raymore, Mo.
7.  Wayne Brooke                  18
Atchison, Ks.
8.  Dakota Jennings              72Y
9.  Ryan Thurman                  51
Pattonsburg, Mo.
10. Rylee Fuller                      17R
Savannah, Mo.
11. Kerry Ayers                       99A
Gladstone, Mo.

Pure Stock Heat 1

Driver                          Nbr
—————————— —–
1.  Cody King                           29
Jamesport, Mo.
2.  Wayne Brooke                    18
Atchison, Ks.
3.  Dj Barnes                             5DJ
Raymore, Mo.
4.  Albert Curtis                        10
Stover, Mo.
5.  Ryan Thurman                    51
Pattonsburg, Mo.
6.  Dakota Jennings                 72Y

Pure Stock Heat 2

Driver                          Nbr
—————————— —–
1.  Rylee Fuller                         17R
Savannah, Mo.
2.  Tobin Bartlett                      28
Atchison, Ks.
3.  Blaine Yonts                         3Y
Leavenworth, Ks.
4.  Ron Hill                                 72
Turney, Mo.
5.  Kerry Ayers                           99A
Gladstone, Mo.

Sport Compact A-Feature

Driver                          Nbr
—————————— —–
1.  John Willard                       1/2CR
St. Joseph, Mo.
2.  Richard McCaulley            19
Oak Grove, Mo.
3.  David Miller Iii                     55
Saint Joseph, Mo.
4.  Jason Teel                          7
Hiawatha, Ks.
5.  Joseph Mick                       31
St. Joseph, Mo.
6.  Scott Beagle                      16A
Everest, Ks.
7.  Toby Teel                              7T
Hiawatha, Ks.
8.  Frank Stoldt                        7S
Bendena, Ks.
9.  Franklin Reed                      B00
St Joseph, Mo.
10. Isaiah Penton                     8P
Huntsville, Mo.

Sport Compact Heat 1

Driver                          Nbr
—————————— —–
1.  John Willard                    1/2CR
St. Joseph, Mo.
2.  David Miller Iii                  55
Saint Joseph, Mo.
3.  Isaiah Penton                   8P
Huntsville, Mo.
4.  Joseph Mick                     31
St. Joseph, Mo.
5.  Scott Beagle                    16A
Everest, Ks.

Sport Compact Heat 2

Driver                          Nbr
—————————— —–
1.  Richard McCaulley             19
Oak Grove, Mo.
2.  Jason Teel                           7
Hiawatha, Ks.
3.  Franklin Reed                      B00
St Joseph, Mo.
4.  Toby Teel                             7T
Hiawatha, Ks.
5.  Frank Stoldt                         7S
Bendena, Ks.

USRA American Racer
Stock Cars A-Feature

Driver                          Nbr
—————————— —–
1.  Thomas Ground                   33T
Kansas City, Mo.
2.  Jeff Dixon                             88
Trenton, Mo.
3.  Jaylen Wettengel                91J
Topeka, Ks.
4.  Gerald Wahwahsuck           11W
Atchison, Ks.
5.  Tim Shields                          42T
Kansas City, Mo.
6.  Aaron Sauter                        83A
St. Joseph, Mo.
7.  Dennie Belknap                  0032

USRA American Racer
Stock Cars Heat 1

Driver                          Nbr
—————————— —–
1.  Jeff Dixon                            88
Trenton, Mo.
2.  Jaylen Wettengel                91J
Topeka, Ks.
3.  Gerald Wahwahsuck          11W
Atchison, Ks.
4.  Aaron Sauter                       83A
St. Joseph, Mo.
5.  Thomas Ground                 33T
Kansas City, Mo.
6.  Dennie Belknap                  0032
7.  Tim Shields                          42T
Kansas City, Mo.

(Picture: Lee Hibner Captures The USRA A-Mod Feature Victory During Rod End Supply Night At The Races At I-35 Speedway. Photo Courtesy Of Jessica Oskvig)

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