Seven Champions Crowned on McCarthy Auto Group Show-Me Spectacular Championship Night

(WINSTON, Mo.) – I-35 Speedway crowned seven champions on the final night of the 2018 season. Of the seven classes, four were decided coming into tonight, while three were settled on the racetrack.

The USRA Modified feature saw a dominant performance from Chad Lyle as he cruised to McCarthy Auto Group Winner’s Circle. Tyler Hibner ran the edge of the cushion and could close the gap to a car length but never could make a move. Houston Johnson finished third, Paden Phillips finished fourth and Dennis Elliott finished fifth. Elliott drove to the 2018 Modified track championship with eight wins, 21 top fives and 23 top 10’s.

The USRA Stock Cars saw Austin O’Neal jump to the early lead but later retire from the race. That allowed Ricky Thornton Jr. to take the lead and take his Tanner Racing machine to victory lane. This past week, the racing community lost one of the most generous people in the pit area in Mike Tanner. Tanner drove a B-Modified at I-35. Thornton won the race in honor of him. Brad Deary took advantage of a restart to finish second. Jeff Dixon finished third with Tim Shields fourth and Robert Fisk fifth. Dixon won the Stock Car championship with five wins, 17 top fives and 19 top 10’s.

The USRA B-Modifieds came into the night with the tightest championship battle. Daniel Harris already secured the USRA track championship but the season long I-35 title was still up for grabs, with just five points separating Harris and Chase Galvan. Galvan did enough with a second place run to win the championship. The race for the win on this night started with Ethan Isaacs out front. Once the top lane came in, Lonnie Hibner used it to work around Isaacs for the lead and eventual win. Galvan finished second with Doug Keller third. Isaacs faded late to fourth and Blake Davidson rounded out the top five. Galvan won the championship with four wins, 12 top fives and 19 top 10’s.

The E-Modifieds saw another Tanner Racing driver in victory lane as Leroy Morrison claimed the win. Six Tanner Racing cars in total started the E-Modified race in honor of Mike and it was Morrison that ran a perfect race to take the emotional win. John Ross finished second. Ben Stockton had a fast car late but settled for third. Gary Ainsworth finished fourth and Shaunie Lanning fifth. Bobby Lopez won the E-Modified championship with one win, 11 top fives and 23 top 10’s.

 

The Pure Stock feature was caution filled but that did not phase Tyler Cadwallader as he managed each restart on his way to the win. Kyle Rowland finished second, Jason Carney finished third, Chester Kaufman finished fourth and Rylee Fuller finished fifth. Ron Hill won the Pure Stock championship with 10 wins, 18 top fives and 22 top 10’s.

The Sport Compacts had three drivers start the feature with a chance at the championship. None of the contenders challenged for the win as John Willard cruised to his 10th win this season. Curtis Miller finished second. Championship contender Steven Bunton finished third but the fourth place run of David Miller III was enough for him to clinch the championship. Other championship contender Alvin Cooney finished fifth. Miller III won the championship with two wins, 18 top fives and 21 top 10’s.

The Grand Nationals saw Eddie Schwope Jr. make his way to victory circle. All Houston Johnson had to do to take the championship was start the feature and once the green flew Johnson no longer had to worry about points. Colton Leal finished second, Michael Leal third, Houston Johnson fourth and Chad Fuller fifth. Johnson won the Grand National championship with 12 wins, 22 top fives and 23 top 10’s.

Also running were both the Show-Me Vintage Racers and the Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers. Damon Clevenger won the SMVR feature with Ray Hughes second, Elmer Fudd third, Jeremy Turner fourth and Steve Hughes fifth. Andrew Buffington won the MOVR feature with Andy Wiles second, Allen Guthrie third, Bob Werkmeister fourth and Steve Tanner fifth.

I-35 Speedway Race Results 10-27-2018

 

USRA Modifieds

Start # Finish Full Name City/State
2 33 1 Chad Lyle Oak Grove, Mo.
1 89 2 Tyler Hibner Chillicothe, Mo.
7 97 3 Houston Johnson Kansas City, Mo.
6 9d8 4 Paden Phillips
4 29 5 Dennis Elliott Mt. Ayr, Ia.
3 78 6 Derrick Hicks Ravenwood, Mo.
11 99 7 Lee Hibner
9 11S 8 Scotty Bough
5 7D7 9 Kyle Covert Topeka, Ks.
10 17$ 10 Shane Lawson Stewartsville, Mo.
13 33C 11 Cole Moore Kansas City, Mo.
12 98 12 Austin Johnson Kansas City, Mo.
8 13 13 Chris Mercer Excelsior Springs, Mo.

USRA Stock Cars

5 20RT 1 Ricky Thornton Clive, Ia.
3 37D 2 Brad Deary
4 88 3 Jeff Dixon Trenton, Mo.
6 42T 4 Tim Shields Kansas City, Mo.
9 31B 5 Robert Fisk Lathrop, Mo.
11 6K 6 Greg Keuhn Trenton, Mo.
7 S20 7 Gene Stigall Winston, Mo.
12 32C 8 Dillon Carlisle Creston, Ia.
8 83 9 Aaron Sauter St. Joseph, Mo.
2 997 10 Jason Estes Winston, Mo.
10 28D 11 Gary Donaldson Rayville, Mo.
1 1 12 Austin O’Neal Kearney, Mo.

USRA B-Modifieds

2 22L 1 Lonnie Hibner Chillicothe, Mo.
6 0 2 Chase Galvan Kansas City, Ks.
12 7 3 Doug Keller Easton, Mo.
1 66 4 Ethan Isaacs Bonner Springs, Ks.
9 8 5 Blake Davidson Kansas City, Mo.
7 1 6 Kyle Henning Atchison, Ks.
4 17R 7 Ramon Ortega St. Joseph, Mo.
5 57 8 Randy Ainsworth Excelsior Springs, Mo.
16 07 9 Daniel Harris Excelsior Springs, Mo.
8 18 10 Colton Leal Yutan, Ne.
13 15XL 11 Jared Hillyard Pleasant Valley, Mo.
3 37 12 Tyler Fudge Corning, Ia.
15 14K 13 Michael King Warrensburg, Mo.
14 117 14 Tim Galvan Kansas City, Mo.
DNS 33 15 Nicholas Carpenter Leavenworth, Ks.
DNS 4 16 John Stonum

E-Modifieds

1 50 1 Leroy Morrison Raymore, Mo.
8 64 2 John Ross Kansas City, Mo.
6 33S 3 Ben Stockton Kansas City, Mo.
10 14 4 Gary Don Ainsworth Excelsior Springs, Mo.
5 09 5 Shaunie Lanning Kansas City, Mo.
14 4M 6 Steven Makar Basehor, Ks.
4 1L 7 Bobby Lopez Kansas City, Mo.
15 15 8 Kody Parrott New Market, Ia.
16 6J 9 John Snyder Smithville, Mo.
13 32 10 Justin Bell
3 99 11 Emma Martin Independence, Mo.
12 77 12 Kit Bailey Liberty, Mo.
9 CB3 13 Matt Dorssom Lancaster, Ks.
11 63 14 Billy Spilman Rushville, Mo.
2 5J 15 Jeff Goepferich Sr. Kansas City, Mo.
7 74 16 Justin Asher Faucett, Mo.
17 95S 17 A.J. Sayers Chillicothe, Mo.

Pure Stocks

1 69 1 Tyler Cadwallader Amazonia, Mo.
5 5 2 Kyle Rowland Olathe, Ks.
8 23 3 Jason Carney Lathrop, Mo.
6 94C 4 Chester Kaufman Jamesport, Mo.
3 17R 5 Rylee Fuller Savannah, Mo.
9 44 6 Ed Swanson
7 06B 7 Brandon Long
10 10 8 Albert Curtis Gallatin, Mo.
2 28 9 Tobin Bartlett Atchison, Ks.
4 124 10 Ron Hill Turney, Mo.

Sport Compacts

2 1/2CR 1 John Willard St. Joseph, Mo.
5 411 2 Curtis Miller Lewis, Ia.
3 95 3 Steven Bunton Saint Joseph, Mo.
8 55 4 David Miller III Saint Joseph, Mo.
11 69 5 Alvin Cooney Mexico, Mo.
1 7 6 Jason Teel Hiawatha, Ks.
6 711 7 Nate Castellano Des Moines, Ia.
10 8 8 Scott Penton
14 4C 9 Justin Coelho
13 7S 10 Scott Beagle Everest, Ks.
7 16 11 Franklin Reed St Joseph, Mo.
15 15 12 Joseph Mick St. Joseph, Mo.
9 57 13 Tony Miesener Ankeny, Ia.
4 8P 14 Isaiah Penton Huntsville, Mo.
12 77H 15 Elijah Hoyt I

Grand Nationals

2 91 1 Eddie Schwope, Jr St. Joseph, Mo.
3 13JR 2 Colton Leal Yutan, Ne.
6 13 3 Michael Leal Pacific Junction, Ia.
5 97 4 Houston Johnson Kansas City, Mo.
1 20 5 Chad Fuller Savannah, Mo.
4 15 6 Nick Drew Kansas City, Ks.
7 2H 7 Michael Johnson Jr

Show-Me Vintage Racers

3 6 1 Damon Clevenger
11 55 2 Ray Hughes Kansas City, Mo.
2 22 3 Elmer Fudd
6 11 4 Jeremy Turner Pattonsburg, Mo.
5 5 5 Steve Hughes Lathrop, Mo.
8 20 6 Mike Johnson
9 6x 7 Dan Schmidt
12 1 8 Unknown Unknown
1 8 9 Rocky Rhodes Independence, Mo.
4 7 10 Mickey Fleetheart Odessa, Mo.
7 21 11 Andy Wiles Erie, Ks.
10 51 12 Allen Guthrie Raymore, Mo.

Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers

2 3 1 Andrew Buffington
6 53 2 Andy Wiles Erie, Ks.
1 51 3 Allen Guthrie Raymore, Mo.
4 32W 4 Bob Werkmeister
3 XX 5 Steve Tanner
5 21 6 David Baldwin Raymore, Mo.