I-35 Speedway, Winston, MO.
By: Phillip Wilson – Track Announcer/P.R.
Taylor III, Dixon, Wiles, Willard, Davis, Solander, Ross and Johnson set off fireworks in McCarthy Auto Group victory lane on Dixon Construction Concrete night at I-35 Speedway.
137 cars checked in to the pit area for this 4th of July weekend extravaganza. It was Dixon Construction Concrete Racin’ for Rian and Show Me Vintage Memorial at I-35 Speedway.
Michael Taylor III continues his tear as he picked up his 7th win in the E-Mods. Taylor III has made it look easy but with the competition he has had to endure that couldn’t be any farther from the truth. Taylor III slipped by veteran George Burnett on his way to victory. Burnett held on for 2nd, continuing his strong season. Rookie Lane Mathews continues to impress with a 3rd place finish. Alex Dunwoodie finally got over his bad luck this week with a good run in 4th and he was followed across the line by his brother Adam Dunwoodie in 5th. The E-Mods had an impressive run with only two caution flags.
In Pure Stock action, Brandon Dixon put his #3 machine back in the McCarthy Auto Group victory lane after leader Jeremy Purdy and 2nd place runner Chase Galvan broke. Dixon had challenges from current points leader Rieli Yonts who finished 2nd. Blaine Yonts would finish in the 3rd position after a battle with Kristchon Hisel and Colton Couch, who rounded out the top 5. Top 3 trophies were awarded by Hilltop Tree Service.
A season high 18 Show Me Vintage cars checked in and put on quite the show for the fans on Show Me Vintage Memorial night. Andy Wiles picked up the win. Rodney Ashworth finished 2nd, Dan Schmidt finished 3rd, Jeremy Turner brought it home in 4th and Jim Thorne took 5th.
John Willard made his return to I-35 Speedway after doing some traveling this season and it was a successful return with his 4th win of the season in the Sport Compacts. Willard battled early on with points leader Brad Mick. Mick would finish 2nd, Chris Wright was 3rd, Keegan Russell was 4th and Chris Nichols rebounded to finish 5th.
In the Midwest Limited Late Models, Kerry Davis put his rocket back in McCarthy Auto Group victory lane for the 5th time this season. Davis got numerous challenges from Jon Binning and Tommy Cordray. Cordray would finish 2nd. Mike Taylor Jr put his AAA transmission #11T in a 3rd place finish, Houston Johnson would finish 4th and Jon Binning rebounded to finish 5th.
In USRA B-Mod action, 19 year old Reece Solander won in only his 2nd appearance at I-35 Speedway and he did it in impressive fashion holding off veteran hotshoe Tyler Kidwell, former I-35 Speedway track champion Lonnie Hibner, young gun competitor Gabriel Hodges and another veteran in Dustin Crist. An impressive note from this feature, current points leader Tyler Cadwallader started 20th and worked his way up to a 6th place finish.
In the USRA Stock Cars, Mich Ross has a 50% winning percentage as he won his 2nd feature at I-35 Speedway in his 4th race of the season. Ross led every lap holding off defending track champion Doug Keller who finished 2nd. Sam Scott made his 2nd appearance of the season and finished 3rd. Up and coming driver Kasey Ayres finished 4th and Louis Lynch was 5th.
USRA Modifieds were last to take to the track and it looked like Daniel Harris would pick up his 1st win in the division. Current points leader and 2 time feature winner Houston Johnson would find his line on the outside and spoil the party for Harris, picking up his 3rd win of 2021. Lee Hibner, who battled early on and rebounded late, would come home 2nd. Daniel Harris held on for 3rd. Ed Noll had an impressive run in 4th and Scott Bryant finished 5th.
In Little Buddies Power Wheels action presented by TnT Builders out of Lamoni, IA Jackson Keller won the 6 volt class followed by Racelyn Romesburg and in the 12 volt class Hayden Romesburg held off Creed Wilson, Lily, Weston Romesburg and Racelyn Romesburg to claim the win.
Congratulations to this weeks I-35 Speedway Fan of the Week Liam James Luft sponsored by Vest Racing, Knight Rider Racing and S&A Racing.
Be sure to join us next week for the Tompkins Industries Show-Me Stock Car Shootout where it will be $3,000 for first, $2,000 for second and $1,000 for third with a guaranteed $100 to start the A-Feature. And due to the rain out last weekend we will have our fireworks spectacular after the celebrations in McCarthy Auto Group Victory Lane.