Schafman rolls to fourth win at Lakeside Speedway

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July 29, 2016  |  by Larry Lowery Jr.

Everyone loves the underdog story. But when does the underdog become the favorite?

Mark Schafman raced his way to his 1st win earlier this season at Lakeside Speedway. At the time it was billed as David beating Goliath. Then came wins #2 and #3 for Schafman. It didn’t seem improbable for Schafman to run up front each and every week.

Friday night Schafman was back at it again as he ran out to the early lead in the main event for the USRA Modifieds.

At the front of the pack Schafman put a huge lead up on the competition. That was until a series of yellow flags came out. This would erase the advantage that Schafman built up.

On the restart Schafman would go back to the front and again started to build a lead.

Point leader, Kerry Davis, began to chip away at Schafman’s lead and by lap 17 he was knocking on Schafman’s rear bumper.

The leader was working his way through lapped traffic and Davis was able to pull alongside the leader, setting up what would be a great finish! Or would it?

As the came to the white flag lap, Schafman was able to put a lapped car in between him and Davis. This was all the cushion that Schafman needed to race his way to win #4 on the season. It’s safe to say that the underdog role can be removed from Schafman after the win.

Davis would finish second after starting 6th in the feature, third would go to Lance Town, Tim Karrick, coming off a bad wreck last week, finished fourth and Aaron Marrant, last week’s feature winner finished in the fifth spot.

Mark Schafman won the USRA Modified feature.

A whopping 28 cars started the USRA B-Mod A Main on Friday night. Not only was the number of cars starting a big story line, the other story line that was just as important was the fact that the race went green, white, checkered. No yellow flags!

It didn’t seem fair as the points leader and nine-time feature winner, Chad Clancy, would start on the front row of the feature.

As the green flag waved Clancy would work an early battle with Tim Powell on the opening lap and checked out from the rest of the competition from there on.

Clancy’s biggest worry on the night was getting past all the cars that he would put a lap down. In the end he would take the checkered flag and collect win number 10 on the season.

Trevor Hunt worked his way up through the field to finish second, finishing third was Tim Powell, fourth went to Shad Turner and Steven Clancy would finish in the fifth spot.

Chad Clancy won the USRA B-Mod feature.

For a majority of the USRA Stock Car A-Main it was a three-car battle up front.

Justin Seifert took command of the race from the start but the hottest driver at Lakeside Speedway, Brett Heeter, and Lucas Conley were hot on his tail.

For nine laps Seifert would maintain the lead. Working lap 9 Heeter would get a strong run out of turn two and it would push him to the lead.

Getting to the front of the field was all the Heeter needed. After logging eight wins on the season, Heeter was now staring down the barrel of win number nine.

A late-race yellow would bunch up the field. When the green waved again an angry mob, behind the leader, started to make their moves and it pushed a big shakeup in the positions second on back.

In the end it was all Heeter for win number nine on the season. He would add to his points lead looking for another championship.

Kevin Anderson, Jason Ryun and Trevor Hunt were able to work their way forward during the last yellow and the would finish second, third and fourth on the night.

Seifert, the early leader, would hang on to finish fifth on the night.

Brett Heeter won the USRA Stock Car feature.

The Grand National feature saw another repeat winner, but it might not have been who fans predicted would repeat.

Points leader Tim Shields and second place, Nic Newton, might have been the heavy favorites, but it was another strong runner that would finish up front, Don Marrs.

Marrs jumped out from his pole position and had to fight off both Newton and Shields early. After the early battle Marrs would put plenty of distance between himself and the other racers. It would carry him to an easy win.

Newton finished second, third went to Shields, fourth would be Nick Drew and Donnie Brown finished in fifth.

Don Marrs won the Grand National feature.

In the Factory Stock Feature event there was another dominant performance on display.

Marshall Jewett started in the fourth spot and quickly sprinted to the lead. At the point position Jewett would be challenged a couple of times, but each time he would meet the challenge and speed back off into the lead. He would out race the point leader, Jason Ryun, to the checkered flag for another Factory Stock feature win on the season.

Ryun finished second, third went to Kerry Ayres, Oliver Harris raced his way to fourth and rounding out the top five was Leroy Morrison.

Marshall Jewett won the Factory Stock feature.

Next Friday night, Aug. 5, it’s Kids Night presented by McCarthy Auto Group and TPA with the ULMA Late Models returning to the Lakeside Speedway.

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Lakeside Speedway, Kansas City, Kan.
Friday, July 29, 2016


1. (4) 7 Marshall Jewett, Gardner
2. (5) 27C Jason Ryun, Kansas City, Mo.
3. (2) 99A Kerry Ayres, Kansas City, Mo.
4. (3) 79 Oliver Harris, Tonganoxie
5. (1) 50JR Leroy Morrison, Raymore, Mo. (DQ)


1. (1) 9 Don Marrs, Shawnee
2. (5) 711 Nick Newton, Kansas City
3. (3) 42T Tim Shields, Kansas City, Mo.
4. (2) 15 Nick Drew, Kansas City
5. (4) 26 Donnie Brown, Lancaster
6. (6) 3E Marshall Jewett, Gardner


1. (2) 21C Chad Clancy, Polo, Mo.
2. (6) 44H Trevor Hunt, Kearney, Mo.
3. (1) 57 Tim Powell, Lansing
4. (3) 17T Shadren Turner, St. Joseph, Mo.
5. (8) 12C Steve Clancy, Odessa, Mo.
6. (4) 17J Jake Richards, Edwardsville
7. (5) 20T Mike Tanner, Kansas City, Mo.
8. (9) 181 Luke Nieman, Nortonville
9. (7) 42 Gene Claxton, Kansas City, Mo.
10. (12) 222 Colten Stevens, Basehor
11. (11) 20S Ben Stockton, Kansas City, Mo.
12. (10) 17 Dean Galvan, Bonner Springs
13. (13) 5 Terry Bivins, Lebo
14. (14) 49 Patrick Royalty, Kansas City
15. (23) 38 Matt Pugh, Overland Park
16. (19) 20J Jayden Bears, Smithville, Mo.
17. (17) 81 Jacob Blair, Parkville, Mo.
18. (15) 9 Don Marrs, Shawnee
19. (22) 64K Monty Cook, St. Joseph, Mo.
20. (25) 22M Steve McDowell, Independence, Mo.
21. (21) 75 Robert Isabell III, Bonner Springs
22. (20) 27 David Moline, Kansas City, Mo.
23. (26) 27M Matt Oxford, Washburn, Mo.
24. (18) 16 Blake Pierce, Kansas City, Mo.
25. (24) 2 Dustin Gilbert, Lawrence
26. (16) 08 Mike Monnig, Big Springs, Mo.
27. (28) 3K Scott Henney, Kansas City
28. (27) 92 Dennis Melvin Sr., Basehor


1. (4) 05 Brett Heeter, Kansas City
2. (5) 417 Kevin Anderson, Kansas City, Mo.
3. (3) 27 Jason Ryun, Kansas City, Mo.
4. (6) 33H Trevor Hunt, Kearney, Mo.
5. (2) 37 Justin Seifert, Kansas City
6. (7) 5K Steve Herrick, Topeka
7. (12) 12 Scotty Moore, Kansas City
8. (10) 46 David Holcomb, Kansas City
9. (11) 04 Chad Walker, Kansas City
10. (9) 26M Gary Myers
11. (1) 17C Lucas Conley, Spring Hill
12. (8) 1 Christopher Smith, Kansas City, Mo.
DNS - 17 Kevin McGinnis, Kansas City


1. (2) 34 Mark Schafman, Edwardsville
2. (6) 68 Kerry Davis, Parkville, Mo.
3. (3) 21T Lance Town, Wellsville
4. (1) 1K Tim Karrick, Basehor
5. (4) 70 Aaron Marrant, Orrick, Mo.
6. (5) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta
7. (8) 17 Lucas Conley, Spring Hill
8. (7) 9D8 Paden Phillips, Chanute
9. (9) 39 Luke Driskell, Stilwell
10. (13) 3 Bubba Harvey Jr., Kansas City
11. (12) 11JR Randal Schiffelbein Jr., Tecumseh
12. (14) 99 Dylan Hoover, Vandalia, Mo.
13. (10) 51 Joe Walker, Harrisonville, Mo.
14. (15) 3J Lewis Jackson, Wellsville
15. (18) 5 Kevin McGinnis, Edwardsville
16. (16) 63 Tim Eaton, St. Joseph, Mo.
17. (20) 28 Jerry Liston Jr., Kansas City
18. (21) 29S Jeff Smith, Kansas City, Mo.
19. (17) 66M Max Grogan, Basehor
20. (11) 13H Eric Hanna, Maryville, Mo.
21. (19) 14C Bill Carter, Kansas City
DNS - 3B Nic Bidinger, Perry