Photos: Dan Parkison
By: Bob Libbey
Kansas City, KS – Friday, May 02, 2014 – It was a night of firsts at Lakeside Speedway. 15 yr old Trevor Hunt showed the poise and consistency of a veteran as he dominated the 25-lap USRA A-Modified feature, picking up his first career victory. The Kearney, MO native was able to hold off hot-shoes Darron Fuqua and Mark Schafman lap after lap by sticking to the cushion on the high side of the ½-mile facility. Even slower cars and lapped traffic proved no match for Hunt as he encountered both by lap-13. Fuqua and Schafman would end up second and third, respectively, just behind Hunt at the finish line. Jared Stiens and Kerry Davis had good runs, rounding out the top-five.
Yancy Shepard drove to his first win in the USRA B-Modified feature by working his way through the field. Starting inside row-3, the Smithville, MO native needed the first 1/3 of the race to take the lead from Luke Nieman. Once in the lead not even slow cars or lapped traffic would deny him the victory in the 15-lap event. Chad Clancy and Randal Schiffelbein Jr raced each other lap after lap, eventually finishing second and third, respectfully. Current USRA national points leader, Jake Richards, made a sweeping move at the end to get around Nieman to take fourth.
Even with an early and late caution the USRA Stock Cars put on one of the best shows of the night. Tonight was Marshall Jewett’s night to shine as the Gardner, KS native led the entire 15-lap feature on his way to picking up his first win of the season. Kevin Anderson, showed great consistency by holding off former champions, Justin Seifert and Brett Heeter, lap after lap. They would finish second, third, and fourth, respectively. Joe Smith Jr rounded out the top-five.
Defending champion, Gary Donaldson, took early command of the Grand National, 15-lap feature, leading the first third of the race. The Rayville Rocket was running low in two when Don Marrs shot to the lead on the high side. It looked like Marrs would cruise to victory until a late race caution bunched the field changing everything. On the restart, Marrs brushed the concrete outer wall allowing Tim Shields to take lead and an eventual third win of 2014. Donaldson was there at the end in second, holding off Austin Johnson. Donnie Brown raced from 10th to 4th and Marrs 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.
For more information on special events or ticket information call the Lakeside Speedway office at (913) 299-9206 or visit our official website at www.lakesidespeedway.net. You can also find us on Facebook at Lakeside Speedway or Tweet us at #lakeside.