Claxton, Davis, Anderson, Shields tops at Lakeside Speedway

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July 31, 2015

Every now and then you wonder when someone is going to turn it on.

In the USRA B-Mod division at Lakeside Speedway Gene Claxton hasn’t had the season he wanted in 2015. The CARB Hall of Famer and legendary local racer has been kept out of victory lane this season until last night.

Shadren Turner and Claxton would bring the field to the green to start the A Main. Turner would get the early lead as Claxton fell back to 3rd on the opening lap.

For five laps Turner would lead the field as Claxton regained his composure and quickly ran the leader back down. On lap 5 working the low line Claxton passed Turner for the lead coming out of turn 2.

At the front of the pack it was all Claxton’s race from there. His car and driving were on point as he did not miss a mark running away from the competition and picking up win #1 on the season.

A couple of late race cautions wouldn’t slow down the leader, but it gave the fans a chance to watch a great battle from 2nd on back in the pack.

Turner would hold on to 2nd after battling a host of others to the stripe, the points leader, Ed Noll, came from 6th to finish 3rd, 4th went to Brad Smith and Luke Nieman came home in the 5th spot.

USRA B-Mod heat race winners were Claxton, Turner and Smith.

Win #7 for Kevin Anderson. Reed Bros. Racing Photos

Win #7 for Kevin Anderson. (Reed Bros. Racing Photos)

In the USRA Stock Car feature it was a pair of heavy weights that brought the field to the green flag, points leader Brett Heeter and 6x feature winner in 2015 Kevin Anderson.

The opening lap ended up in a dead heat between the two and several cars were moving around for positions right behind the leaders.

Driving at the front of the pack, Heeter and Anderson would go toe-to-toe for several laps. Heeter worked the extreme high line around the track while Anderson was on the bottom. The two would do this for 4 laps until the first caution would come out on the night. It would be followed quickly by another yellow.

When the race resumed Anderson would take the top spot and begin to establish himself as the frontrunner. Anderson would have a sizable lead with five laps to go. Heeter was still in second and a great battle was going on behind him for third through fifth between Jake Newman, Justin Seifert and Nate Barnes.

At the front of the field it would be Anderson picking up win #7 on the season.

Heeter would finish in the runner-up spot adding to his points lead, winning the battle for 3rd was Newman, Barnes finished 4th and Jeff Elder would sneak into the 5th spot late in the race.

USRA Stock Car heat race winners were Newman and Heeter.

Kerry Davis gets win #6. Reed Bros. Racing Photos

Kerry Davis gets win #6. (Reed Bros. Racing Photos)

The USRA Modified A Main saw a surprise leader in Jared Steins at the beginning of the feature. Stiens would hold on to the lead in front of the points leader and 5x feature winner, Kerry Davis.

Stiens would hold down the top spot for 5 laps before Davis would make his move. Working the outside line, Davis took his hot rod on a power move as he worked around the leader, Stiens, and blasted to the lead.

Davis would see Stiens battle back, but once at the front of the pack Davis has been tough to overthrow this season. Davis would eventually open up the lead and runaway with win #6 on the season.

Stiens would hold on to the 2nd spot, 3rd would go to Nic Bidinger after a battle with the 4th place finisher, Lance Town and Eric Turner rounded out the top 5 in the fifth position.

USRA Modified heat race winners were Davis and Town.

Magic #11 for Tim Shields. Reed Bros. Racing Photos

Magic #11 for Tim Shields. (Reed Bros. Racing Photos)

It was the same ole question in the Grand National division on Friday night, Is anyone going to knock off Tim Shields?

For the first 5 laps of the feature it looked as if Steven Dibben might get the job done. Dibben, who scored the heat win earlier in the night, battled closely with Shields for the first 5 laps in the lead spot. At the end of lap number 6 Shields took the lead and turned on the rocket boosters.

In the front of the field Shields went off and hid from the rest of the pack as he took home win #11 on the season.

Nick Newton would battle his way to another runner-up finish on the season, Nick Drew had a solid run finishing in the 3rd spot, 4th would go to Marshall Jewett and Donnie Brown brought home a 5th place finish.

USRA Grand National heat race winner was Steven Dibben.

Next Friday night, August 7, will be Kid's Night with the spectator gates opening 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.

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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 Nationals – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 3 42T Tim Shields Kansas City, Mo 100.00
2 1 711 Nick Newton Kansas City, Ks 95.00
3 8 15 Nick Drew Kansas City, Ks 91.00
4 6 3E Marshall Jewett Gardner , Ks 87.00
5 5 26 Donnie Brown Lancaster , Ks 84.00
6 4 2 Dave Powell Kearney , Mo 81.00
7 2 69 Steven Dibben Smithville , Mo 78.00
8 7 9M Greg Mayhan Olathe , Ks 76.00

USRA B-Mods – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 2 42 Gene Claxton Kansas City, Mo 100.00
2 1 17T Shadren Turner Saint Joseph, Mo 95.00
3 6 15 Ed Noll Excelsior Springs, Mo 91.00
4 3 99 Brad Smith Belton , Mo 87.00
5 5 181 Luke Nieman Nortonville , Ks 84.00
6 8 21 Rodney Phillips Kansas City, Mo 81.00
7 14 5B Terry Bivins Lebo , Ks 78.00
8 15 38 Matt Pugh Overland Park, Ks 76.00
9 11 17K Jayse Clinton Dearborn , Mo 74.00
10 16 56 Cliff Smith Kansas City, Mo 72.00
11 12 9 Don Marrs Shawnee , Ks 70.00
12 9 44 Sam Schuler, Jr. Kansas City, Ks 68.00
13 19 27 David Oxford Kansas City, Mo 66.00
14 18 3K Scott Henney Kansas City, Ks 64.00
15 7 13 Stephen Blake Sr Shawnee , Ks 62.00
16 13 74 Rodney Schweizer Kansas City, Ks 60.00
17 17 81K Dakota Kessler Savannah , Mo 58.00
18 10 49 Patrick Royalty Kansas City, Ks 56.00
19 20 50JR Leroy Morrison Raymore , Mo 55.00
20 4 111 Chase Austin Eudora , Ks 54.00

USRA Stock Cars – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 1 417 Kevin Anderson Kansas City, Mo 100.00
2 2 05 Brett Heeter Kansas City, Ks 95.00
3 3 222 Jake Newman Kansas City, Mo 91.00
4 4 29 Nate Barnes Kearney , Mo 87.00
5 8 97J Jeff Elder Smithville , Mo 84.00
6 11 37 Justin Seifert Kansas City, Ks 81.00
7 6 55 Sean Foster Smithville , Mo 78.00
8 12 28D Gary Donaldson , Mo 76.00
9 10 7 Marshall Jewett Gardner , Ks 74.00
10 13 04 Chad Walker Kansas City, Ks 72.00
11 5 T2 Tom Fogarty Olathe , Ks 70.00
12 7 9 Robert Garst Topeka , Ks 68.00
13 18 5K Steve Herrick Topeka , Ks 66.00
14 9 40OZ Blake Peeler Trimble , Mo 64.00
15 17 17 Kevin Mcginnis Kansas City, Ks 62.00
16 16 34S Richard Sparks Kansas City, Ks 60.00
17 15 0T Bobby Tavis Iii Leavenworth , Ks 58.00
18 14 1 Christopher Smith Kansas City, Mo 56.00

USRA Modifieds – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 2 68 Kerry Davis Parkville , Mo 100.00
2 1 59 Jared Stiens Maryville , Mo 95.00
3 4 3B Nic Bidinger Perry , Ks 91.00
4 3 21T Lance Town Wellsville , Ks 87.00
5 7 16T Eric Turner Hermitage , Mo 84.00
6 9 1K Tim Karrick Basehor , Ks 81.00
7 6 3J Lewis Jackson Wellsville , Ks 78.00
8 11 39 Luke Driskell Stilwell , Ks 76.00
9 13 3 Larry “bubba” Harvey, Jr. Kansas City, Ks 74.00
10 8 13H Eric Hanna Maryville , Mo 72.00
11 12 29S Jeff Smith Kansas City, Mo 70.00
12 5 7J Justin Johnson Gardner , Ks 68.00
13 10 5 Kevin Mcginnis Edwardsville , Ks 45.00 DNS
14 14 175 Jason Park Kansas City, Ks 45.00 DNS