Marrs, Davis, Nieman, Anderson victors at Lakeside Speedway

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July 17, 2015

Don Marrs (9) wins the battle with (711) Nick Newton. (Reed Bros. Racing Photos)
Don Marrs (9) wins the battle with (711) Nick Newton. (Reed Bros. Racing Photos)

The weather was hot on Friday night but the fans and racers turned out for another great night of racing at the Home for Dirt Track Racing in Kansas City; Lakeside Speedway.

In the Grand National division it's been the Tim Shields Show all season long. Only once this season has he not taken home the top honors.

Friday night it was Don Marrs' turn to run at the front of the pack.

Marrs would start from outside the front row and get the early advantage on the competition.

Nick Newton and Shields would be hot on his trail, but Marrs would keep them at bay as they battled with each other for the 2nd spot. Contact between the two would ensue and shortly after Shields would bow out with problems. Ending his chance at another victory.

It was Marrs that continued on at the front of the field as he ran away from Nick Newton in the 2nd half of the feature. Lap after lap he would extend his lead and take home the win. It was his 1st of the season and he becomes the 3rd different winner in the Grand National division.

Newton would hold on to 2nd, 3rd went to Donnie Brown, 4th was Dave Powell and James Glackin finished in the 5th position.

The Grand National Heat Race Winner was Nick Newton.

Kevin Anderson throws another win on the books. Reed Bros. Racing Photos
Kevin Anderson throws another win on the books. Reed Bros. Racing Photos

The USRA Stock Car main event got started on a wild note as Jeff Elder, who has been running strong lately, came off the bottom of the track in turn 4 on the opening lap that caused him to flip and several cars to sustain damage. After a red flag the race would resume.

As the green flag waved once again Kevin Anderson got the advantage early over Jake Newman and John O'Neal Jr. Anderson came into the night with 4 wins to his credit and starting from the pole position #5 looked like a strong possibility.

Newman would suffer problems running down Anderson and would pull off the speedway, it would bring out the yellow and set up a restart late in the race wiping out Anderson's big lead.

Anderson got right back out to the lead on this green, white, checkered restart and it was smooth sailing to the finish as he would pick up win #5 on the year, the most in the USRA Stock Car division.

John O'Neal would have no challengers as he came home in the 2nd spot, Nate Barnes finished in the 3rd spot, the points leader, Brett Heeter rolled to a 4th place finish and the hard charger of the night was Jason Ryun who went from 16th to 5th in the feature.

USRA Stock Car Heat Race Winners were Anderson, Newman and O'Neal.

It was win #1 for Luke Nieman at Lakeside. Reed Bros. Racing Photos
It was win #1 for Luke Nieman at Lakeside. Reed Bros. Racing Photos

A pair of hot shoes, Andy Bryant and Brad Smith, started off at the front of the field for the USRA B Mod Main event. Smith would lead lap 1, but Bryant would capitalize on a Smith bobble and it put him it put him into the lead.

Luke Nieman, who has been having a good season, worked his way around Gene Claxton for 3rd and was looking to run down the top two.

The Smith and Bryant battle would see Smith go back into the lead. Smith would have trouble as he would get turned around in turn 2 just after a restart for a previous yellow.

Bryant would now start as the leader on the field. Chad Clancy and Ed Noll, feature winners from earlier in the season, were also in the top 4 on the restart waiting to make a move.

Nieman would be be the hero on this night. On the restart he got a good run coming out of turn 2 and put his hot rod to the middle of 3 and 4 exiting with the lead over Bryant. It would be a lead that Nieman would not give up for the rest of the race as he roared to his 1st win of the season at Lakeside Speedway.

Bryant won the battle for 2nd over Chad Clancy who finished in the 3rd spot after starting 12th, the points leader, Ed Noll, raced to a 4th place finish and Gene Claxton came in the 5th position.

USRA B Mod Heat Race Winners were Nieman, Noll, Smith and Bryant. Don Marrs won the B Feature.

Kerry Davis takes the checkers for win #5. Reed Bros. Racing Photos
Kerry Davis takes the checkers for win #5. Reed Bros. Racing Photos

Another pair of fast racers, Nic Bidinger and Kerry Davis, brought the field to the green flag to start off the USRA Modified Feature.

Davis would get the advantage on Bidinger out of turn 2 on the opening lap. Bidinger would give chase. Davis, who came in as the points leader and the racer with the most wins (4) in the class, scooted out to a big lead in this race.

As Davis continues to fire on all cylinders he wouldn't be denied on this night as he roared to win #6 on the season.

Bidinger would finished in the runner-up spot, Mark Schafman raced his way to 3rd and the best battle of the night saw Tim Karrick, who slipped up early, get by Aarron Marrant for 4th while Marrant settled for 5th.

USRA Modified Heat Race Winners were Bidinger and Karrick.

Next Friday night, July 24th, the spectator gates will open up at 5 p.m., hot laps will be at 6:45 p.m. and the first race goes green at 7:30 p.m.

Adult tickets are $12, kids 7 to 12 are $6, children under 6 are FREE and military personnel, students and seniors get in for $10 with proper I.D.

For more information on Lakeside Speedway visit them on the world wide web at www.LakesideSpeedway.net, find them on Facebook at Lakeside Speedway or follow Lakeside on Twitter at Follow Lakeside Speedway on Twitter @Lakeside_Spdwy.

Lakeside Speedway is a 4/10-mile semi-banked dirt oval located 1.0 mile west of I-435 (exit 18) on SR 5 (northwest of Kansas City, Kan.).

Grand National - Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 2 9 Don Marrs Shawnee , Ks 100.00
2 1 711 Nick Newton Kansas City, Ks 95.00
3 5 26 Donnie Brown Lancaster , Ks 91.00
4 4 2 Dave Powell Kearney , Mo 87.00
5 6 60 James Glackin Kansas City, Ks 84.00
6 3 42T Tim Shields Kansas City, Mo 81.00
7 7 3E Marshall Jewett Gardner , Ks 78.00

B Mods - Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 4 181 Luke Nieman Nortonville , Ks 100.00
2 1 28 Andy Bryant Fort Scott, Ks 95.00
3 12 21C Chad Clancy Smithville , Mo 91.00
4 5 15 Ed Noll Excelsior Springs, Mo 87.00
5 3 42 Gene Claxton Kansas City, Mo 84.00
6 8 91 Eddie Schwope St. Joseph, Mo 81.00
7 11 57 Tim Powell Lansing , Ks 78.00
8 6 44 Sam Schuler, Jr. Kansas City, Ks 76.00
9 9 12L Tyler Lewis Columbia , Mo 74.00
10 19 9 Don Marrs Shawnee , Ks 72.00
11 17 38 Matt Pugh Overland Park, Ks 70.00
12 10 21 Rodney Phillips Kansas City, Mo 68.00
13 2 99 Brad Smith Belton , Mo 66.00
14 20 17 Dean Galvan Bonner Springs, Ks 64.00
15 13 1D Dj De Motte Basehor , Ks 62.00
16 7 89C Justin Custer Lawson , Mo 60.00
17 21 13 Stephen Blake Sr Shawnee , Ks 58.00
18 24 81 Jeffrey Jackson Liberty , Mo 56.00
19 18 27 David Oxford Kansas City, Mo 55.00
20 23 81K Dakota Kessler Savannah , Mo 54.00
21 22 17K Jayse Clinton Dearborn , Mo 53.00
22 16 2 Dustin Gilbert Lawrence , Ks 52.00
23 14 17T Shadren Turner Saint Joseph, Mo 51.00
24 15 5 Dakota Foster Gardner , Ks 45.00 DNS

Stock Car - Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 1 417 Kevin Anderson Kansas City, Mo 100.00
2 3 15 John O'neal, Jr. Kearney , Mo 95.00
3 4 29 Nate Barnes Kearney , Mo 91.00
4 6 05 Brett Heeter Kansas City, Ks 87.00
5 16 267 Jason Ryun Kansas City, Mo 84.00
6 7 55 Sean Foster Smithville , Mo 81.00
7 5 72A Jason Park Kansas City, Ks 78.00
8 11 7 Marshall Jewett Gardner , Ks 76.00
9 17 37 Justin Seifert Kansas City, Ks 74.00
10 15 26L Anthony Whitham Kansas City, Mo 72.00
11 20 997 Jason Estes Winston , Mo 70.00
12 10 0T Bobby Tavis Iii Leavenworth , Ks 68.00
13 13 5K Steve Herrick Topeka , Ks 66.00
14 18 04 Chad Walker Kansas City, Ks 64.00
15 14 17 Kevin Mcginnis Kansas City, Ks 62.00
16 2 222 Jake Newman Kansas City, Mo 60.00
17 19 20P Jim Powell Jr. Lecoompton , Ks 58.00
18 8 105 Clint Hedge Bonner Springs, Ks 56.00
19 9 97J Jeff Elder Smithville , Mo 55.00
20 12 T2 Tom Fogarty Olathe , Ks 54.00

Modifieds - Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 2 68 Kerry Davis Parkville , Mo 100.00
2 1 3B Nic Bidinger Perry , Ks 95.00
3 4 34 Mark Schafman Edwardsville , Ks 91.00
4 3 1K Tim Karrick Basehor , Ks 87.00
5 13 70 Aaron Marrant Orrick , Mo 84.00
6 5 66T Tyler Schmidt Easton , Ks 81.00
7 10 01 Kirby Stiens Conception Junction, Mo 78.00
8 8 13H Eric Hanna Maryville , Mo 76.00
9 11 175 Jason Park Kansas City, Ks 74.00
10 7 3J Lewis Jackson Wellsville , Ks 72.00
11 14 29S Jeff Smith Kansas City, Mo 70.00
12 9 66M Max Grogan Basehor , Ks 68.00
13 6 3 Larry "bubba" Harvey, Jr. Kansas City, Ks 66.00
14 16 5 Kevin Mcginnis Edwardsville , Ks 64.00
15 15 23B Mark Botts Meadville , Mo 62.00
16 12 21D Larry Clawson Pleasan Valley, Mo 60.00