I-35 Speedway Hosts Another Big Night Of Action Packed Racing

I-35 Speedway Hosts Another Big Night Of Action Packed Racing

By I-35 Speedway Announcer, Mark Merrell

(Winston, Missouri)

The E-Mods began the features For Missouri One Call Night At The Races. Matt Dorssom went to McCarthy Auto Group Winner’s Circle the first three weeks of the 2019 racing season. However, a different driver would find the way to victory lane. Brandon Bubba Beam started from inside row one, and was quick at the drop of the green flag. Jessie Mulich, outside row one, had other ideas. Mulich found the setup and the groove he was looking for, and scored his first win. Justin Asher weaved his way from inside row five, finishing second, with Dorssom third, Steven Makar fourth, and Gary Don Ainsworth fifth

The Show Me Vintage Racers had their second visit to I-35 for the year, producing another new first place finisher. Elmer Fudd was very fast, running from inside row three. Fudd didn’t waste anytime running toward the front of the pack. Steve Hughes had the lead early, with Fudd and Damon Clevenger close behind. Fudd maneuvered around Hughes for the lead and eventual win, with Jeremy Turner second, Mickey Fleetheart third, Ray Hughes fourth, and Doran Clevenger fifth.

Luke Ramsey found his way to McCarthy Auto Group Winner’s Circle two weeks ago, and was not to be denied his second win of the year. Ramsey started outside row one for the Pure Stock feature. Pole sitter Beau Wells, always fast, along with Sol Bennet, Matthew Matsukevich, Greg Gilbert, Tobin Bartlett, and Blaine Yonts put on an awesome battle for the lead. Ramsey, finding the high side to his liking, managed to keep the hungry pack in his rear view mirror, and thus, scored the win.

Tommy Cordray had no problem the first two weeks running repeat trips to victory lane. Gary Truelove ended Cordray’s streak last Saturday, hoisting his first place trophy to the night sky. The pair began the feature on row one, with Truelove to the inside. Cordray was not to be denied, however, and grabbed his third win of the season in the Midwest Limited Late Models division.

Last week, after obtaining his first win of 2019, John Willard announced that his, “Underdog,” 1/2cr Car had amassed 54 feature wins, and that once he hit 55, Willard would retire his racing machine, replacing it with a new car. Joesph Mick dropped the hammer from the pole position, and looked to be the car to beat. Unfortunately, Mick, while racing at top speed, exited the track, flying at full speed up and over the banking in turn two, disappearing into the darkness, out of the view of the grandstands. After the red flag for the incident, Mick was transported to the pit area. Mick was treated and released by the ambulance crew. Willard, on his, “Can’t Drive 55 (wins)” quest, ran the Underdog car to its final feature win, the second for Willard in 2019.

Kansas City, Kansas native, Chase Galvin faced adversity the first three weeks of the season, finishing outside the top five. Galvin, last years Out-Pace B-Mod USRA I-35 top finisher has been frustrated, to say the least. Prior to the feature, Galvin was wished good luck. Galvin responded that, “We need it.” Galvin started Inside row one, with Ben Moudry to his right. Galvin wasted no time finding the front, keeping several hungry drivers behind him. Holding on to the lead, following a few white knuckle restarts, Galvin raced his way to his first feature win At I-35 for the 2019 racing season. In McCarthy Auto Group Winner’s Circle, Galvin dedicated his win to prolific Kansas City driver, Doug Richards, who passed away earlier this year. Galvin stated that he wants to honor Richard’s memory with as many wins as he can obtain this season.

The USRA American Racer Stock Cars put on a nail biting race, primarily between Tim Shields, and Derek Green. At the start of the event, Austin O’Neal raced into the lead, holding the spot for the early stages of the race. Shields raced by O’Neal, and into the lead. Green followed suit, setting up a tight battle between The pair. Shields held off Green, who pestered Shields lap after lap. As they raced into the final lap, heading into turn three, Shields and Green peered out in front of them to find Thomas Ground just ahead, running at the back of the field. Racing around Ground out of two four heading for the checkered flag, side-by-side, the two drivers provided a jaw dropping finish. Race officials determined the Green edged out Shields for the win by mere inches.

In the final race of the evening, the USRA Modifies rolled onto the high banked 3/8 mile track. Last year’s USRA I-35 Track Champion Dennis Elliott has yet to make it to victory lane, finishing second twice, and fourth as well for the start of the 2019 season. Elliott started outside row three. Last week’s feature victor, Lee Hibner began his quest for back-to-back wins outside row one. Hibner ran to the lead, with Austin Johnson, Zach Sanders, Nic Bidinger, Chad Clancy, Ed Noll, and Elliott in hot pursuit. Sanders went off the banking in turn two, coming to a rest there, ending his chances for the win. Hibner continued up front, as Elliott again somehow appeared racing through the traffic jam, and into second behind Hibner. Holding off Elliott running the cushion, Hibner made it to McCarthy Auto Group Winner’s Circle. However, during post race inspection, race officials disqualified Hibner, and Elliott was credited with his first feature win of the year.

Next Saturday at I-35 Speedway, it’s Metcalf Carstar Night At The Races, during which, the track will be honoring the late, and former I-35 Speedway Champion, Cletus “Mudcat” Murray

I-35 Speedway Missouri One Call Night At The Races

Week 4 2019 4/27/2019

Results – All Classes

A Mods A-Feature

Driver Nbr

—————————— —–

  1. Dennis Elliott 29

Mt. Ayr, Ia.

  1. Nic Bidinger 3B

Perry, Ks.

  1. Chase Breid 12B

Madison, Mo.

  1. Ed Noll 15

Excelsior Springs, Mo.

  1. Chad Clancy 21C

Polo, Mo.

  1. Jeff James 71
  2. Tyler Hibner 89

Chillicothe, Mo.

  1. Manlee Lamar 4M

Polo, Mo.

  1. John Davis 02
  2. Chris Mercer 13

Excelsior Springs, Mo.

  1. David Coates 31

Bethany, Mo.

  1. Cole Moore 33C

Kansas City, Mo.

  1. John Hanson 2H

Stewartsville, Mo.

  1. Zach Sanders 69

Kearney, Mo.

  1. Houston Johnson 97

Kansas City, Mo.

  1. Austin Johnson 98

Kansas City, Mo.

  1. Shayne Bailey 7

Lathrop, Mo.

  1. Micheal Dotson 55d

Lathrop, Mo.

  1. Lee Hibner 99H

Chillicothe, Mo.

A Mods Heat 1

Driver Nbr

—————————— —–

  1. Lee Hibner 99H

Chillicothe, Mo.

  1. John Davis 02
  2. Chad Clancy 21C

Polo, Mo.

  1. Ed Noll 15

Excelsior Springs, Mo.

  1. John Hanson 2H

Stewartsville, Mo.

  1. Micheal Dotson 55d

Lathrop, Mo.

  1. Jeff James 71

A Mods Heat 2

Driver Nbr

—————————— —–

  1. Austin Johnson 98

Kansas City, Mo.

  1. Zach Sanders 69

Kearney, Mo.

  1. Dennis Elliott 29

Mt. Ayr, Ia.

  1. Chase Breid 12B

Madison, Mo.

  1. David Coates 31

Bethany, Mo.

  1. Cole Moore 33C

Kansas City, Mo.

A Mods Heat 3

Driver Nbr

—————————— —–

  1. Tyler Hibner 89

Chillicothe, Mo.

  1. Nic Bidinger 3B

Perry, Ks.

  1. Manlee Lamar 4M

Polo, Mo.

  1. Houston Johnson 97

Kansas City, Mo.

  1. Chris Mercer 13

Excelsior Springs, Mo.

  1. Shayne Bailey 7

Lathrop, Mo.

 

B Mods A-Feature

Driver Nbr

—————————— —–

  1. Chase Galvan 0

Kansas City, Ks.

  1. Ethan Isaacs 66

Bonner Springs, Ks.

  1. Brent Fielder 32
  2. Randy Ainsworth 57

Excelsior Springs, Mo.

  1. Lonnie Hibner 88L

Chillicothe, Mo.

  1. Danan Knott 18K

Coffey, Mo.

  1. Blake Pierce 16

Kansas City, Mo.

  1. Chad Clancy 07

Polo, Mo.

  1. Tyler Cadwallader 69

Amazonia, Mo.

  1. Ben Moudry 85
  2. Matthew Lent 22L

Chillicothe, Mo.

  1. Jeff Elder 97J

Smithville, Mo.

  1. Lucas Isaacs 6

Bonner Springs, Ks.

  1. Jonathan Barnett 3D

St Joseph, Mo.

B Mods Heat 1

Driver Nbr

—————————— —–

  1. Chase Galvan 0

Kansas City, Ks.

  1. Ben Moudry 85
  2. Lonnie Hibner 88L

Chillicothe, Mo.

  1. Blake Pierce 16

Kansas City, Mo.

  1. Brent Fielder 32
  2. Danan Knott 18K

Coffey, Mo.

  1. Tyler Cadwallader 69

Amazonia, Mo.

B Mods Heat 2

Driver Nbr

—————————— —–

  1. Lucas Isaacs 6

Bonner Springs, Ks.

  1. Randy Ainsworth 57

Excelsior Springs, Mo.

  1. Chad Clancy 07

Polo, Mo.

  1. Ethan Isaacs 66

Bonner Springs, Ks.

  1. Matthew Lent 22L

Chillicothe, Mo.

  1. Jeff Elder 97J

Smithville, Mo.

  1. Jonathan Barnett 3D

St Joseph, Mo.

 

E-Mod A-Feature

Driver Nbr

—————————— —–

  1. Jessie Mulich 90

Bonner Springs, Ks.

  1. Justin Asher 74

Faucett, Mo.

  1. Matt Dorssom 3D

Lancaster, Ks.

  1. Steven Makar 4M

Basehor, Ks.

  1. Gary Don Ainsworth 14

Excelsior Springs, Mo.

  1. Brandon (bubba) Beam 67

St. Joseph, Mo.

  1. John Ross 64

Independence, Mo.

  1. Bobby Lopez 1L

Kansas City, Mo.

  1. Leroy Morrison 50

Raymore, Mo.

  1. Jared Weidmann 3W

Kansas City, Mo.

  1. Leland Quint 118
  2. Blake Bland 23B

Gladstone, Mo.

  1. Shaunie Lanning 09

Kansas City, Mo.

  1. Larry Tucker 85

Albany, Mo.

  1. Justin Bell 03

Edwardsville, Ks.

  1. Kenny Darnold 01

E-Mod Heat 1

Driver Nbr

—————————— —–

  1. Brandon (bubba) Beam 67

St. Joseph, Mo.

  1. Matt Dorssom 3D

Lancaster, Ks.

  1. Shaunie Lanning 09

Kansas City, Mo.

  1. Justin Asher 74

Faucett, Mo.

  1. Justin Bell 03

Edwardsville, Ks.

  1. Steven Makar 4M

Basehor, Ks.

  1. Leroy Morrison 50

Raymore, Mo.

  1. Kenny Darnold 01

E-Mod Heat 2

Driver Nbr

—————————— —–

  1. Jessie Mulich 90

Bonner Springs, Ks.

  1. Bobby Lopez 1L

Kansas City, Mo.

  1. John Ross 64

Independence, Mo.

  1. Gary Don Ainsworth 14

Excelsior Springs, Mo.

  1. Leland Quint 118
  2. Jared Weidmann 3W

Kansas City, Mo.

  1. Larry Tucker 85

Albany, Mo.

  1. Blake Bland 23B

Gladstone, Mo.

Midwest Limited Late Model A-Feature

Driver Nbr

—————————— —–

  1. Tommy Cordray 5

Browning, Mo.

  1. Greg Truelove 47

Liberty, Mo.

  1. Mike Taylor Jr 11T

Kansas City, Mo.

  1. Darek Wiss 8D

Centralia, Mo.

  1. Michael King 14K

St Joseph, Mo.

  1. Houston Johnson 97

Kansas City, Mo.

  1. Chad Fuller 20

Savannah, Mo.

Midwest Limited Late Model Heat 1

Driver Nbr

—————————— —–

  1. Greg Truelove 47

Liberty, Mo.

  1. Tommy Cordray 5

Browning, Mo.

  1. Houston Johnson 97

Kansas City, Mo.

  1. Darek Wiss 8D

Centralia, Mo.

  1. Michael King 14K

St Joseph, Mo.

  1. Mike Taylor Jr 11T

Kansas City, Mo.

  1. Chad Fuller 20

Savannah, Mo.

Pure Stock A-Feature

Driver Nbr

—————————— —–

  1. Luke Ramsey 17

Bedford, Ia.

  1. Greg Gilbert 22W

Osceola, Ia.

  1. Beau Wells 555

Chillicothe, Mo.

  1. Tobin Bartlett 28

Atchison, Ks.

  1. Matthew Matsukevich 16

Trimble, Mo.

  1. Blaine Yonts 3Y

Leavenworth, Ks.

  1. Albert Curtis 10

Stover, Mo.

  1. Brandon Dixon 3

St. Joseph, Mo.

  1. Rylee Fuller 17R

Savannah, Mo.

  1. Ryan Thurman 51

Pattonsburg, Mo.

  1. Sol Bennett 11B

Minburn, Ia.

  1. Ron Hill 72

Turney, Mo.

Pure Stock Heat 1

Driver Nbr

—————————— —–

  1. Luke Ramsey 17

Bedford, Ia.

  1. Sol Bennett 11B

Minburn, Ia.

  1. Tobin Bartlett 28

Atchison, Ks.

  1. Brandon Dixon 3

St. Joseph, Mo.

  1. Albert Curtis 10

Stover, Mo.

  1. Rylee Fuller 17R

Savannah, Mo.

Pure Stock Heat 2

Driver Nbr

—————————— —–

  1. Beau Wells 555

Chillicothe, Mo.

  1. Matthew Matsukevich 16

Trimble, Mo.

  1. Blaine Yonts 3Y

Leavenworth, Ks.

  1. Greg Gilbert 22W

Osceola, Ia.

  1. Ryan Thurman 51

Pattonsburg, Mo.

  1. Ron Hill 72

Turney, Mo.

Show Me Vintage A-Feature

Driver Nbr

—————————— —–

  1. Elmer Fudd 22
  2. Jeremy Turner 11

Pattonsburg, Mo.

  1. Mickey Fleetheart 7

Odessa, Mo.

  1. Ray Hughes 55

Kansas City, Mo.

  1. Doran Clevenger 1
  2. Dan Schmidt 08
  3. Damon Clevenger 6

Parkville, Mo.

  1. Steve Hughs 5

Lathrop, Mo.

  1. Rocky Rhodes 8

Independence, Mo.

Show Me Vintage Heat 1

Driver Nbr

—————————— —–

  1. Elmer Fudd 22
  2. Steve Hughs 5

Lathrop, Mo.

  1. Mickey Fleetheart 7

Odessa, Mo.

  1. Ray Hughes 55

Kansas City, Mo.

  1. Rocky Rhodes 8

Independence, Mo.

  1. Damon Clevenger 6

Parkville, Mo.

  1. Jeremy Turner 11

Pattonsburg, Mo.

  1. Doran Clevenger 1
  2. Dan Schmidt 08

Sport Compact A-Feature

Driver Nbr

—————————— —–

  1. John Willard 1/2CR

St. Joseph, Mo.

  1. Richard McCaulley 19

Oak Grove, Mo.

  1. David Miller Iii 55

Saint Joseph, Mo.

  1. Nate Castellano 711

Des Moines, Ia.

  1. Wayne Haidsiak Ii 17

Bedford, Ia.

  1. Chris Lewis 81

St. Joseph, Mo.

  1. Eric Hensley 22
  2. Frank Stoldt 7S

Bendena, Ks.

  1. Jason Teel 7

Hiawatha, Ks.

  1. Toby Teel 7T

Hiawatha, Ks.

  1. Joseph Mick 31

St. Joseph, Mo.

  1. Franklin Reed B00

St Joseph, Mo.

  1. Scott Beagle 16A

Everest, Ks.

Sport Compact Heat 1

Driver Nbr

—————————— —–

  1. John Willard 1/2CR

St. Joseph, Mo.

  1. Richard McCaulley 19

Oak Grove, Mo.

  1. Nate Castellano 711

Des Moines, Ia.

  1. David Miller Iii 55

Saint Joseph, Mo.

  1. Toby Teel 7T

Hiawatha, Ks.

  1. Eric Hensley 22
  2. Scott Beagle 16A

Everest, Ks.

 

Sport Compact Heat 2

Driver Nbr

—————————— —–

  1. Joseph Mick 31

St. Joseph, Mo.

  1. Franklin Reed B00

St Joseph, Mo.

  1. Wayne Haidsiak Ii 17

Bedford, Ia.

  1. Chris Lewis 81

St. Joseph, Mo.

  1. Frank Stoldt 7S

Bendena, Ks.

  1. Jason Teel 7

Hiawatha, Ks.

Stock Cars A-Feature

Driver Nbr

—————————— —–

  1. Derek Green 32
  2. Tim Shields 42T

Kansas City, Mo.

  1. Jeff Dixon 88

Trenton, Mo.

  1. Austin Oneal 11

Kearney, Mo.

  1. Mich Ross 55T

Maysville, Mo.

  1. Gary Donaldson 28D

Rayville, Mo.

  1. Aaron Sauter 83A

St. Joseph, Mo.

  1. Mike Bergan 5
  2. Sam Scott 93

Polo, Mo.

  1. David Halomb 46
  2. William Dahl 40

Rush Hill, Mo.

  1. Thomas Ground 33T

Kansas City, Mo.

Stock Cars Heat 1

Driver Nbr

—————————— —–

  1. Austin Oneal 11

Kearney, Mo.

  1. David Halomb 46
  2. Derek Green 32
  3. Mike Bergan 5
  4. Aaron Sauter 83A

St. Joseph, Mo.

  1. Thomas Ground 33T

Kansas City, Mo.

Stock Cars Heat 2

Driver Nbr

—————————— —–

  1. Tim Shields 42T

Kansas City, Mo.

  1. Jeff Dixon 88

Trenton, Mo.

  1. Mich Ross 55T

Maysville, Mo.

  1. Gary Donaldson 28D

Rayville, Mo.

  1. William Dahl 40

Rush Hill, Mo.

  1. Sam Scott 93

Polo, Mo.

(Pictured: Chase Galvin Takes His USRA Out-Pace B-Mod To McCarthy Auto Group Winner’s Circle During Missouri One Call Night At The Races At I-35 Speedway. Photo Courtesy Of Lisa Burlington)

 

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