Friday, September 19 we have Tompkins Industries Night at the Races here at Lakeside Speedway with USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, Grand Nationals, and USRA B-Mods.  Adults $12, Seniors and Military $10, Children 7-12 years of age $6, Kids six (6) and under are free, Pit Passes $30, and parking is FREE.  Gates open 5:00, Hot Laps 6:45, Racing at 7:30.  We are located at Exit 18 off I-435 in Kansas City, Kansas. 

Coming events:

Friday, September 26 McCarthy Auto Group "Championship Night"

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday October 1, 2, 3, and 4 Inaugural USRA Nationals

USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Mods, USRA Hobby Stocks, additional Friday and Saturday Late Models (SLMR)

Tickets on sale NOW - General Admission, Reserved Seats, Suites, single day, bundle pricing and camping.  All pre-sale tickets, reserved seats, and suites can be purchased by calling the Lakeside Speedway office 913-299-9206. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Entries pouring in for inaugural USRA National Championships
 
KANSAS CITY, Kan.-Early entries from drivers all over the nation are pouring in at United States Racing Association headquarters as anticipation grows for the inaugural USRA National Championships presented by McCarthy Auto Group, set for Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 1-4, at the Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.

In its tenth year of sanctioning USRA Weekly Racing Series action at dirt tracks in America, the USRA mega-event in the center of America's heartland will feature all four of the organization's sanctioned divisions: USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Mods and USRA Hobby Stocks.

Competitors at the USRA National Championships will take part in heat races and main events each night, with the top six "A" Main finishers on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday being locked in to Saturday's championship features which will start three-wide in all four divisions.

On Saturday, USRA Modifieds will be racing for $5,000 to win, USRA Stock Cars for $3,000 to win, USRA B-Mods for $3,000 to win and USRA Hobby Stocks for $1,000 to win. Thirty cars will start the main event on Saturday for the top three divisions while 24 will start the USRA Hobby Stock finale.

USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods will all race every night with the USRA Hobby Stocks and special guest, SLMR Late Models, joining the party on Friday and Saturday.

There will be bonus awards and a feature race purse paid out each of the three qualifying nights. The following "A" Main payouts are posted for each USRA division on qualifying nights: 1-6. $50 (advance to Saturday's finale), 7. $200, 8. $175, 9. $150, 10. $125, 11. $100, 12. $90, 13. $80, 14. $70, 15. $60, 16. $55, 17. $50, 18. $45, 19-30. $40.

For Saturday's championship event, the following cash awards for "A" Main competitors and non-qualifiers are posted:

USRA Modifieds - 1. $5000, 2. $3000, 3. $2200, 4. $1800, 5. $1600, 6. $1500, 7. $1400, 8. $1300, 9. $1200, 10. $1100, 11. $1000, 12. $950, 13. $925, 14. $900, 15. $875, 16. $850, 17. $825, 18. $800, 19. $790, 20. $780, 21. $770, 22. $760, 23. $750, 24. $740, 25. $730, 26. $720, 27. $710, 28-30. $700, Tow $250 (if raced all four nights).

USRA Stock Cars - 1. $3000, 2. $2000, 3. $1500, 4. $1000, 5. $800, 6. $700, 7. $650, 8. $600, 9. $550, 10. $500, 11. $475, 12. $450, 13. $425, 14-30. $400, Tow $200 (if raced all four nights).

USRA B-Mods - 1. $3000, 2. $2000, 3. $1500, 4. $1000, 5. $800, 6. $700, 7. $600, 8. $500, 9. $475, 10. $450, 11. $425, 12. $400, 13. $390, 14. $380, 15. $370, 16. $360, 17. $350, 18. $340, 19. $330, 20. $320, 21. $310, 22-30. $300, Tow $200 (if raced all four nights).

USRA Hobby Stocks - 1. $1000, 2. $700, 3. $600, 4. $500, 5. $400, 6. $350, 7. $300, 8. $275, 9. $250, 10. $225, 11. $200, 12. $190, 13. $180, 14. $170, 15. $160, 16-24. $150, Tow $100 (if raced both nights).

In addition to qualifying races and main events, this year's event will feature a Race of Champions for drivers each division on Friday night. The Race of Champions is for any driver that has won a USRA-sanctioned feature race in 2014 and/or any past USRA national champion or Iron Man Challenge champion.

There will be a $25 entry fee per driver in each class for the Race of Champions (no entry fee for USRA Hobby Stocks). The entry fees collected will go right back into the purse. For example, if we have 50 cars entered for the USRA Modified Race of Champions, that is an additional $1,250 that will be added to the purse for the USRA Modified Race of Champions. This money will be split evenly between all drivers in the Race of Champions. The Race of Champions payouts (prior to addition of entry fees) are as follows:

USRA Modifieds - 1. $2000, 2. $1500, 3. $1000, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $500, 8. $400, 9. $350, 10. $300, 11. $275, 12. $250, 13 $225, 14-20. $200.

USRA Stock Cars - 1. $1000, 2. $700, 3. $600, 4. $500, 5. $400, 6. $,350, 7. $300, 8. $290, 9. $280, 10. $270, 11. $260, 12. $250, 13 $240, 14. $230, 15. $220, 16. $210, 17-20. $200.

USRA B-Mods - 1. $1000, 2. $700, 3. $600, 4. $500, 5. $400, 6. $,350, 7. $300, 8. $290, 9. $280, 10. $270, 11. $260, 12. $250, 13 $240, 14. $230, 15. $220, 16. $210, 17-20. $200.

USRA Hobby Stocks - 1. $500, 2. $400, 3. $300, 4. $250, 5. $200, 6. $175, 7. $150, 8. $140, 9. $130, 10. $120, 11. $110, 12. $100, 13. $90, 14. $80, 15-20. $75.

All competitors at the USRA National Championships must have a USRA Competitor License (no temp licenses), and must have competed in at least seven USRA-sanctioned events in his or her division (or at least four events if a track has eight or fewer races completed this season).

USRA national points are up for grabs each night, and this will be the only event anywehre from Oct. 1-4 that awards USRA track or national points.

Entry fees for the inaugural USRA Nationals will be $100 for USRA Modifieds, $50 for USRA Stock Cars, $50 for USRA B-Mods and $30 for USRA Hobby Stocks. USRA Hobby Stocks run Friday and Saturday only. You must compete (or be in attendance) all four days to be guaranteed tow money.

Drivers: Need another way to get paid? The USRA will be awarding $10 for each of your wins during the 2014 season through the end of September. In order to collect this bonus, you must pre-enter the USRA National Championships. Again, you must be there to receive this award and you must pre-enter.

The following tentative schedule of events has been posted for each day of the USRA National Championships:

Wednesday - USRA Modified, USRA Stock Car and USRA B-Mod heat races and main events. Top 6 finishers in each "A" Main will be locked into the inside row of Saturday's championship race. USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods RoC qualifying heats.

Thursday - USRA Modified, USRA Stock Car and USRA B-Mod heat races and main events. Top 6 finishers in each "A" Main will be locked into the middle row of Saturday's championship race. USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods RoC qualifying heats.

Friday - USRA Modified, USRA Stock Car, USRA B-Mod and USRA Hobby Stock heat races and main events. Top 6 finishers in each "A" Main will be locked into the outside row of Saturday's championship race. USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Mods and USRA Hobby Stocks RoC qualifying heats and RoC main events. Plus heats and main events for SLMR Late Models.

Saturday - Last chances races and championship main events for all four classes. Plus heats and main events for SLMR Late Models.


"Race Fans Update: Lakeside Speedway is aware that the State of Kansas has recently passed open carry legislation (K.S.A. 12-16,124) that will take effect on 07/01/2014. Lakeside Speedway currently bans conceal carry on the property and with the implementation of this new law we will be posting official Kansas State signage (link provided below) that ban both concealed carry and open carry while at Lakeside Speedway. Lakeside Speedway’s goal is to provide quality racing entertainment in a family friendly environment for our patrons of all ages. No Firearms Signage

 

Border War Returns in 2014

Five years ago, track management at Lakeside Speedway, located in Kansas City Kansas, and I-35 Speedway, located in Winston, Missouri, agreed to a Border War for the Grand National and Stock Car classes.  That Border War was finish in the Top 3 in a feature event at one track then compete and finish in the Top 3 at the other track the next race night and earn bonus money.  This was the beginning of tracks working together to promote each other and benefit the racer in the process.  The Border War was suspended during the 2013 racing season as each track operated with different sanctioning rules.
 
Since I-35 Speedway and Lakeside Speedway will be operating under the same sanction, USRA, and the same rules, the Border War returns with a slightly different format and the addition of two more classes.  The USRA Modifieds and the USRA B-Mods will be included in the Border War, along with the Grand Nationals and the USRA Stock Cars.
 
The Border War pay format is also changing.  The new format pays an additional $75 to the highest finishing competitor, $50 to the second highest finishing competitor, and $25 to the third highest finishing competitor who raced the previous race at the sister track.  The Border War bonus is in addition to the to the driver’s regular purse and will be paid each night.
 
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our drivers, pit crews, media, and race fans! For more information about Lakeside Speedway visit our official website at www.lakesidespeedway.net or for I-35 Speedway visit www.i-35speedway.net.