Lakeside Speedway to host “Weld Racing Classic” April 26

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April 3, 2015

A significant announcement was finalized Thursday regarding the 2015 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car schedule, honoring one of the most storied names in the sport’s history.

The April 26 “Weld Racing Spring Classic” marks a return for the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars to the fabled Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the first time in 14 years.

It’s the final leg of a three-race swing through the nation’s heartland that starts with races in Eagle, Neb., April 24, and McCool Junction, Neb., April 25.

The last Lakeside USAC Sprint races in 2001 were won by Tony Elliott and J.J. Yeley.

Weld Racing has long been a supporter of USAC activities and remains an integral part of American short-track motorsports.

In addition to its title sponsorship of the April 26 race, Weld Racing will host the racing fraternity at a special pre-race appreciation party, with more details to be released soon.

Greg Weld, USAC’s 1967 National Sprint Car Champion who won a race at Lakeside during his championship season, passed away in 2008. He was the last driver to drive the famed Novi at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in 1966.

His brother, Kenny, who passed away in 1997, is also listed among USAC’s National Sprint Car winners. Both were also champions at the prestigious Knoxville Nationals Sprint race in Iowa.