Phillips captures Clyde Ellis Memorial while Smith, Anderson, Spilman take Lakeside Speedway weekly victories

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July 27, 2018  |  by Sam Stoecklin

The Clyde Ellis Memorial took the spotlight Friday evening for Racing on the River’s Edge at Lakeside Speedway. There were 15 E-Mods, 16 USRA Stock Cars, and 24 USRA B-Mods participating in weekly championship racing along with 19 Lucas Oil MLRA Late Models.

In MLRA preliminary late model action, Will Vaught outdistanced Justin Zeitner and Jeremy Grady to capture the opening heat while Terry Phillips set himself up for the main event with the heat two win over Logan Martin and Chris Spieker. For the main event, the fans witnessed a thrilling finish as Phillips stalked Will Vaught and made an exciting last-lap pass to claim the victory, which is actually the eighth such time he has took the checkers at Lakeside in an MLRA event. Vaught was second with last year’s winner Logan Martin rounding out the podium. For complete MLRA details, visit the series online at www.mlraracing.com.

Preliminary events recap: E-Mod drivers participated in a pair of heat races to sort out the starting grid for the 15 cars on hand in the main event later in the evening. Billy Spilman led the way in heat one over Ben Stockton and Shawn Burns while Brayden Bennett advanced to the front to take the heat two win over Trevor Hand and Paul Lanfermann II.

The Smokin’ Hot Summer Series action continued with Sixteen USRA Stock Cars motored their way to the track for a pair of heat races next with Brett Heeter taking command of heat one ahead of Kavin Anderson and Gerald Wahwahsuck. For heat two, Sam Scott bested Tim Shields and Jaylen Wettengel for heat two. USRA B-Mods were 28 cars strong on the night and competed in four heat races. Andy Bryant beat B-Mod dominator Tim Powell to the line to take the first heat race with Don Marrs third. Blake Pierce was victorious in heat two ahead of Brian Murphy and Sam Schuler. Luke Nieman won the third head ahead of Chase Galvin and Austin Charles and the final prelim of the night went to Brad Smith over Jett Sorensen and Tyson Lanfermann.

Main events recap: Sixth-starting Billy Spilman, who is the current point’s leader had a strong night as he advanced through the field as the E-Mod laps wound down to collect his seventh feature win of the season and fourth in a row. Trevor Hand is showing some speed of late and he finished a strong second in the main event with Shawn Burns taking third. In one of the strongest runs of the night, Steven Makar moved from tenth on the grid to finish fourth while Eddie Ingram rounded out the top five.


Eventual winner Terry Phillips (75) battles with Logan Martin (36) during the Lucas Oil MLRA main event. Martin went on to finish third in the 40-lap contest.

It appeared Brett Heeter would capture another USRA Stock Car victory as he was well in command of the race until he was forced to retire early with mechanical troubles. This opened the door for the ‘Coach’ Kevin Anderson to take over the helm and ultimately capture his second feature in in a row and fifth on the season. Sam Scott is posting solid finishes in the ‘Smokin’ Hot Summer Series and that continued Friday as he finished second to Anderson with Tim Shields also posting another solid run to third. Jaylen Wettengel made his way to the top five at the finish with David Holcomb posting a top-five run after starting twelfth.

In USRA B-Mods, it was Belton, Missouri’s Brad Smith who won a classic showdown with former SURA B-Mods and USRA Iron Man Champion Andy Scott, of Ft. Scott, Kansas. The two ran class for the victory but it was Smith who prevailed on this night for his fourth win on the season. Bryant took the second position with Chase Galvan again having a solid run to garner third at the finish. Luke Nieman and Blake Pierce rounded out the top five.

Up Next: On Friday, August 3rd, Lakeside Speedway hosts the annual Kid’s Night at the Races, featuring USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Mods, Grand nationals, Factory Stocks, E-Mods and Mod-Lites as guest class. Pit Gates open at 5:00 p.m., General Admission begins at 5:30 p.m. The Driver’s Meeting takes place at 7:15, followed by Hot Laps at 7:30 ad Racing at 8:00. Adult Admission is $12, Seniors 62 and over and Military $10, All Kids 12 and under are Free. Pit passes are $30, kid’s pit passes are $10 (ages 6 and under). Suites seating is available for $20, Kids ages 2 years to 12 years are $10 for the suites.

Complete results, schedule information, track details, car class rules, and news is available on the track’s website at www.lakesidespeedway.net.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
Clyde Ellis Memorial
Lakeside Speedway, Kansas City, Kan.
Friday, July 27, 2018

LUCAS OIL MLRA SUPER LATE MODELS

Swift Springs Heat #1 (10 laps) : 1. Will Vaught, 2. Justin Zeitner, 3. Jeremy Grady, 4. Mitch McGrath, 5. Chad Simpson, 6. Tony Jackson Jr., 7. Raymond Merrill, 8. Jeff Roth, 9. Payton Looney, DNS – Joe Godsey.

Casey's General Stores Heat #2 (10 laps): 1. Terry Phillips, 2. Logan Martin, 3. Chris Spieker, 4. J.C. Wyman, 5. Austin Siebert, 6. Jake Neal, 7. Cole Wells, 8. Randy Roth, 9. Todd Schute.

Protect The Harvest Feature (40 laps) : 1. Terry Phillips, 2. Will Vaught, 3. Logan Martin, 4. Justin Zeitner, 5. Payton Looney, 6. J.C. Wyman, 7. Chris Spieker, 8. Mitch McGrath, 9. Austin Siebert, 10. Jeremy Grady, 11. Raymond Merrill, 12. Jeff Roth, 13. Randy Roth, 14. Tony Jackson Jr., 15. Jake Neal, 16. Cole Wells, 17. Chad Simpson, 18. Todd Shute, DNS – Joe Godsey.

Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver and hometown.

USRA STOCK CARS

Heat #1:
1. (1) 05 Brett Heeter, Louisburg, Kan.
2. (4) 417 Kevin Anderson, Kansas City, Mo.
3. (5) 11W Gerald Wahwahsuck, Atchison, Kan.
4. (7) 00 Nick Whalen, Kansas City, Kan.
5. (6) 27 David Oxford, Platte City, Mo.
6. (3) 75B Cletus Murray, Kansas City, Mo.
7. (8) 46 David Holcomb, Kansas City, Kan.
8. (2) 6 Hank Thompson, Olathe, Kan.

Heat #2:
1. (6) 93 Sam Scott, Polo, Mo.
2. (1) 42T Tim Shields, Kansas City, Mo.
3. (3) 91J Jaylen Wettengel, Topeka, Kan.
4. (8) 41K Vernon Kever, Kansas City, Mo.
5. (2) T2 Tom Fogarty, Olathe, Kan.
6. (5) 32K Michael Knight
7. (7) 25C Kyle Courtney, Kansas City, Mo.
8. (4) 38 Scott Henney, Kansas City, Kan.

Feature:
1. (1) 417 Kevin Anderson, Kansas City, Mo.
2. (3) 93 Sam Scott, Polo, Mo.
3. (4) 42T Tim Shields, Kansas City, Mo.
4. (7) 91J Jaylen Wettengel, Topeka, Kan.
5. (12) 46 David Holcomb, Kansas City, Kan.
6. (9) T2 Tom Fogarty, Olathe, Kan.
7. (6) 00 Nick Whalen, Kansas City, Kan.
8. (13) 6 Hank Thompson, Olathe, Kan.
9. (10) 75B Cletus Murray, Kansas City, Mo.
10. (8) 27 David Oxford, Platte City, Mo.
11. (14) 38 Scott Henney, Kansas City, Kan.
12. (2) 05 Brett Heeter, Louisburg, Kan.
13. (5) 11W Gerald Wahwahsuck, Atchison, Kan.
14. (11) 32K Michael Knight
DNS. (15) 41K Vernon Kever, Kansas City, Mo.
DNS. (16) 25C Kyle Courtney, Kansas City, Mo.

USRA B-MODS

Heat #1:
1. (2) 28 Andy Bryant, Fort Scott, Kan.
2. (3) 57 Tim Powell, Lansing, Kan.
3. (4) 9 Don Marrs, Shawnee, Kan.
4. (5) 8U Rodney Schweizer, Kansas City, Kan.
5. (6) 117 Tim Galvan, Kansas City, Mo.
6. (7) 77 Kit Bailey, Liberty, Mo.
7. (1) 73 Tommy Summers, Blue Springs, Mo.

Heat #2:
1. (5) 16 Blake Pierce, Kansas Cirty, Mo.
2. (1) 1M Brian Murphy, Carbondale, Kan.
3. (6) 44X Sam Schuler, Kansas City, Kan.
4. (3) 15x Corey Myers, Atchison, Kan.
5. (2) 7D3 Ted Martin Pantoja, Topeka, Kan.
6. (7) 81x Jacob Blair, Parkville, Mo.
7. (4) 04 Chad Walker, Kansas City, Kan.

Heat #3:
1. (2) 181 Luke Nieman, Nortonville, Kan.
2. (5) 0 Chase Galvan, Bonner Springs, Kan.
3. (1) 81 Austin Charles, Basehor, Kan.
4. (4) 07 Daniel Harris, Excelsior Springs, Mo.
5. (3) 7J Jake Richards, Lansing, Kan.
6. (6) 7 Doug Keller, Easton, Mo.
7. (7) 1 Kyle Henning, Atchison, Kan.

Heat #4:
1. (3) 99 Brad Smith, Belton, Mo.
2. (4) 54 Jett Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.
3. (2) 47 Tyson Lanfermann, Kansas City, Mo.
4. (5) 20T Jayden Bears, Smithville, Mo.
5. (1) 32 Shelby Manthe, Eudora, Kan.
6. (7) 10C Christopher Connel, Leavenworth, Kan.
7. (6) 49 Patrick Royalty, Kansas City, Kan.

Feature:
1. (2) 99 Brad Smith, Belton, Mo.
2. (4) 28 Andy Bryant, Fort Scott, Kan.
3. (3) 0 Chase Galvan, Bonner Springs, Kan.
4. (5) 181 Luke Nieman, Nortonville, Kan.
5. (6) 16 Blake Pierce, Kansas Cirty, Mo.
6. (20) 7J Jake Richards, Lansing, Kan.
7. (11) 81 Austin Charles, Basehor, Kan.
8. (14) 20T Jayden Bears, Smithville, Mo.
9. (17) 117 Tim Galvan, Kansas City, Mo.
10. (10) 9 Don Marrs, Shawnee, Kan.
11. (8) 44X Sam Schuler, Kansas City, Kan.
12. (26) 04 Chad Walker, Kansas City, Kan.
13. (24) 7 Doug Keller, Easton, Mo.
14. (12) 47 Tyson Lanfermann, Kansas City, Mo.
15. (22) 81x Jacob Blair, Parkville, Mo.
16. (27) 1 Kyle Henning, Atchison, Kan.
17. (25) 73 Tommy Summers, Blue Springs, Mo.
18. (19) 7D3 Ted Martin Pantoja, Topeka, Kan.
19. (23) 10C Christopher Connel, Leavenworth, Kan.
20. (9) 1M Brian Murphy, Carbondale, Kan.
21. (18) 32 Shelby Manthe, Eudora, Kan.
22. (7) 57 Tim Powell, Lansing, Kan.
23. (16) 07 Daniel Harris, Excelsior Springs, Mo.
24. (15) 15x Corey Myers, Atchison, Kan.
25. (13) 8U Rodney Schweizer, Kansas City, Kan.
26. (21) 77 Kit Bailey, Liberty, Mo.
27. (1) 54 Jett Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.
DNS. (28) 49 Patrick Royalty, Kansas City, Kan.

E-MODS

Heat #1:
1. (2) 63 Billy Spilman, Rushville, Mo.
2. (3) 33S Ben Stockton, Kansas City, Mo.
3. (1) 28S Shawn Burns, Overland Park, Kan.
4. (5) 54 Eddie Ingram, Linn Valley, Kan.
5. (6) 4M Steven Makar, Basehor, Kan.
6. (4) 5J Jeff Goepferich Jr, Kansas City, Mo.
7. (7) 82 Paul Sloan, Kansas City, Kan.

Heat #2:
1. (3) 14B Brayden Bennett, Tonganoxie, Kan.
2. (1) 236 Trevor Hand, Bonner Springs, Kan.
3. (2) 16 Paul Lanfermann Ii, Atchison, Kan.
4. (6) 99 Emma Martin, Independence, Mo.
5. (7) 15E Dakota Earls, Independence, Mo.
6. (4) 22W Wyatt Shepard, Edgerton, Mo.
7. (5) 54JR Edward Ingram Jr
8. (8) 3 Loyd Yonts

Feature:
1. (6) 63 Billy Spilman, Rushville, Mo.
2. (2) 236 Trevor Hand, Bonner Springs, Kan.
3. (3) 28S Shawn Burns, Overland Park, Kan.
4. (10) 4M Steven Makar, Basehor, Kan.
5. (8) 54 Eddie Ingram, Linn Valley, Kan.
6. (4) 14B Brayden Bennett, Tonganoxie, Kan.
7. (5) 16 Paul Lanfermann Ii, Atchison, Kan.
8. (7) 99 Emma Martin, Independence, Mo.
9. (12) 22W Wyatt Shepard, Edgerton, Mo.
10. (9) 15E Dakota Earls, Independence, Mo.
11. (11) 5J Jeff Goepferich Jr, Kansas City, Mo.
12. (14) 54JR Edward Ingram Jr
13. (15) 3 Loyd Yonts
14. (1) 33S Ben Stockton, Kansas City, Mo.
15. (13) 82 Paul Sloan, Kansas City, Kan.