Photos: Dan Parkison
By: Bob Libbey
Kansas City, KS – Friday, April 25, 2014 – Defending USRA A-Modified champion, Nic Bidinger, made the most of his second row starting spot by challenging early race leader, Kerry Davis, from the get-go of the 25-lap feature event. Once past Davis, the current point leader easily motored on for the win. Last week’s feature winner, Tim Karrick, was never farther back than third and was able to hold off Trevor Hunt at the end to finish second. Mark Schafman started 10th and raced to 4th while Kirby Stiens rounded out the top-five.
Mike Higley gave the Ford fans something to cheer about as his 351 Windsor power plant dominated the 15-lap USRA B-Modified feature. In a race that went green, white, checkered, Higley first encountered slower traffic by lap 5. Last week’s winner, Brad Smith, ran every lap in second and was at times able to use slower cars to his advantage. The two were side by side coming out of turn four heading to the checkers, in fact, but with Higley carrying a bit more momentum he would have to settle for second. Randal Schiffelbein Jr and Chad Clancy entertained the crowd with their battle for third and fourth, lap after lap after lap. At the end, Schiffelbein would finish in front of Clancy for third. Current USRA B-Modified National point’s leader, Jake Richards, rounded out the top-five.
Once again the USRA Stock Cars put on one of the best shows of the night. Early race leader of the 15-lap feature, Justin Seifert, was never far from the field. It took him 11 of the 15 laps to race from 10th to first but Brett Heeter made his presence known. After a couple laps tailing Justin Seifert and inside move going in to turn-three sealed the deal. Seifert would finish second ahead of Joe Smith, Jr. Anthony Whitham and Jay Barnes rounded out the top-five in the caution-free event.
Defending champion and current point leader, Gary Donaldson, finally picked up his first feature win of the season in the Grand National division. Starting inside row-three, Donaldson was able to motor along the bottom of turns one and two at the start, make it three wide, and manage to take the lead going in to turn three. Although challenged repeated by Tim Shields to the end, Donaldson would never look back. Marshall Jewett finished third to Austin Johnson and last week’s feature winner, Donnie Brown, rounded out the top-five.
“Racing on the rivers edge” continues every Friday night through October with the USRA A-Modifieds, Grand Nationals, USRA B-Modifieds and USRA Stock Cars. Gates open at 5:00pm, hot laps at 6:45pm, and the first race gets under way at 7:30pm. Adult ticket prices are $12.00, kids 7-12 $6.00, and children 6 and younger admitted FREE. Senior Citizen’s and military personnel with ID are admitted for $10.
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