Racers, fans, workers come together for Noah's Night presented by Harrington Bros HVAC

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May 19, 2016  |  by Larry Lowery Jr.

Every now and then racers, fans, promoters and workers get mad when the weather doesn't cooperate. It's a fact of life you can't do anything about it.

It's upsetting that we have to wait an extra week to go racing again, but there are always worse things in the world. Noah Wilson can testify to this thought.

Noah was diagnosed with cancer at six years old. How could this happen? Sometimes the world doesn't' seem fair. This incredibly brave six year old boy endured countless tests, procedures, surgeries, chemo treatments and much more-yet managed to do so without ever losing his sense of joy.

Kind of makes missing one week of racing not that big of a deal.

Friday night at Lakeside Speedway it will be Noah's Night.

Before Noah passed away he was able to turn his plight into a positive as he started Noah's Bandage Project making a huge difference in the world.

Noah's Bandage Project has 2 goals: To help provide cool and fun bandages to kids that needs them, and help raise funds for pediatric cancer research.

For more information, check out www.noahsbandageproject.com.

There will be a lot of activity on and off the track Friday night at Lakeside Speedway. Spencer Racing and Lakeside Speedway have joined forces to help promote and bring awareness to Noah's mission.  Each person that brings children’s colorful Band-Aids will receive one raffle ticket per box for chances to win amazing gift baskets, gift cards and race shirts from many drivers.

Lakeside Speedway will also be selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a diamond necklace valued at over a $1,000 and a signed Eric Hosmer baseball. The tickets for these two items will be $5 each or 5 for $20. We will also be selling Noah's Night T-shirts too, and at intermission we will pass the helmets.

At the end of the USRA B-Mod feature, we will draw for the necklace and baseball winners, and present Noah’s Bandage Project with a check for the night’s proceeds.

It was just two weeks ago when four drivers were standing tall in victory lane.

In the USRA Modified feature it was the little guy, Mark Schafman, getting his first win of the 2016 season. Brett Heeter, last year’s champ, finally logged a win in the USRA Stock Car feature. Chad Clancy was finally denied a win in the USRA B-Mod division as J.C. Morton stopped in from Southern Missouri to take down the win. In the Grand National class it was Tim Shields looking like his old self as he dominated on his way to win #1. A former Lakeside Speedway champ, Marshall Jewett, became the second different winner in the Factory Stock division.

Look for more action this week as the track prep crews get a hand on the racing surface, the drivers keep tinkering and fine-tuning their rides and the thought of the unknown will power each and every race night from here on out.

Also this Friday, NAPA Auto on State Avenue in Kansas City, Kan., is sponsoring a Hard Charger Gift Pack valued at $350 for USRA Modifieds and USRA Stock Cars. They are also sponsoring a Hard Luck Gift Pack valued at $100 for the same two classes. Fans can stop by the NAPA table at the track and register to win a Car Care Bucket valued at $85.

LAKESIDE SPEEDWAY POINTS STANDINGS:

Factory Stocks
1. 27C Jason Ryun, Kansas City, Mo. ... 422
2. 79 Oliver Harris, Tonganoxie ... 371
3. 7 Marshall Jewett, Gardner ... 360
4. 99A Kerry Ayres, Kansas City, Mo. ... 311
5. 610 Kevin Pike, Edgerton, Mo. ... 272
6. 27 Aiden Lueth, Kansas City, Mo. ... 249
7. 27T Tim Billings, Liberty ... 187
8. 99J Jay Barnes, Kearney ... 104
9. 3 Don Johnson, Overland Park ... 94
10. 50JR Curtis Morrison, Raymore, Mo. ... 91

Grand Nationals
1. 711 Nick Newton, Kansas City ... 399
2. 26 Donnie Brown, Lancaster ... 366
3. 42T Tim Shields, Kansas City, Mo. ... 362
4. 15 Nick Drew, Kansas City ... 312
5. 9 Don Marrs, Shawnee ... 275
6. 3E Marshall Jewett, Gardner ... 260
7. 69R Steven Dibben, Smithville, Mo. ... 257
8. 30 Darren Kling, Basehor ... 176
9. 4R Raven Justice, Kansas City ... 163
10. 23 Michael Morse, Jr, Kansas City ... 78

USRA B-Mods
1. 21C Chad Clancy, Polo, Mo. ... 495
2. 20T Mike Tanner, Kansas City, Mo. ... 395
3. 17T Shadren Turner, St. Joseph, Mo. ... 392
4. 181 Luke Nieman, Nortonville ... 361
5. 17J Jake Richards, Edwardsville ... 358
6. 42 Gene Claxton, Kansas City, Mo. ... 352
7. 44H Trevor Hunt, Kearney, Mo. ... 351
8. 15 Ed Noll, Excelsior Springs, Mo. ... 344
9. 12C Steve Clancy, Odessa, Mo. ... 330
10. 99 Brad Smith, Belton, Mo. ... 324

USRA Stock Cars
1. 417 Kevin Anderson, Kansas City, Mo. ... 378
2. 05 Brett Heeter, Kansas City ... 371
3. 33H Trevor Hunt, Kearney, Mo. ... 334
4. 17C Lucas Conley, Spring Hill ... 316
5. 04 Chad Walker, Kansas City ... 288
6. 5K Steve Herrick, Topeka ... 280
7. 56 Joe Smith Jr., Kansas City ... 231
8. 292 Blake Peeler, Trimble, Mo. ... 230
9. 37 Justin Seifert, Kansas City ... 222
10. 222 Jake Newman, Kansas City, Mo. ... 210

USRA Modifieds
1. 68 Kerry Davis, Kansas City, Mo. ... 278
2. 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta ... 274
3. 1K Tim Karrick, Basehor ... 267
4. 34 Mark Schafman, Edwardsville ... 263
5. 70 Aaron Marrant, Orrick, Mo. ... 250
6. 66T Tyler Schmidt, Easton ... 212
7. 29S Jeff Smith, Kansas City, Mo. ... 206
8. 13H Eric Hanna, Maryville, Mo. ... 196
8. 66M Max Grogan, Basehor ... 196
10. 28 Jerry Liston Jr, Kansas City ... 184

Important things to know regarding this Friday, May 20:

STARTING TIMES: Pits open at 4:30. Spectator gates open at 5:00. Drivers meeting is at 6:45. Hot laps start at 7:00.Racing begins at 7:30.

GRANDSTANDS: General admission seating is $12 for adults, $6 for kids ages 7-12 and children ages 6 and under get in for free. Military personnel, students and seniors over 62 get in for $10 with proper ID.

TERRACE: Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for kids ages 7-12 and children ages 6 and under get in for free. Military personnel, students and seniors over 62 get in for $12 with proper ID. Must have terrace voucher to purchase terrace tickets.

SUITES: Admission is $20 for adults or $10 for kids ages 12 and under.

PITS: Pit passes are $30 for ages 7+ or $10 for 6 and under.

Lakeside Speedway is located 1.0 mile west of I-435 (exit 18) on SR 5 (northwest of Kansas City). For more information visit www.lakesidespeedway.net or find them on Facebook and follow on Twitter (@Lakeside_Spdwy).