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Weld Memorial Brings Sprints, Late Models, Mod-Lites, and Antique Racers to Lakeside Speedway!
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7/27/2020

7/27/2020

Lakeside Speedway


Weld Memorial Brings Sprints, Late Models, Mod-Lites, and Antique Racers to Lakeside Speedway!

Weld Memorial Brings Sprints, Late Models, Mod-Lites, and Antique Racers to Lakeside Speedway!

For Immediate Release
By Sam Stoecklin
July 27, 2020

(Kansas City, Kansas) One of the long-standing events in the greater Kansas City metro takes place this Friday at Lakeside Speedway when ‘Racing on the River’s Edge’ features the Weld Memorial. The event honors the past contributions to racing and the Weld family name, which is synonymous with Kansas City open-wheel racing.

The Weld family name features a long list of talent including Pappy, Jerry, Greg, and Kenny and the brand name Weld Wheels & Weld Roadsters. Taylor ‘Pappy’ Weld, along with Greg and Kenny Weld are all in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. In addition to the sprint hall of fame, the Central Auto Racing Boosters Hall of Fame and Museum Incorporated, also honored the Weld family with hall-of-fame inductions for Greg Weld (2005), Jerry Weld (2005), Kenny Weld (2006), Ricky Weld (2012), and Pappy Weld (2004).

Keeping the spirit of open-wheel racing alive in the Weld family name, sprint cars take center stage at Lakeside on Friday night with the second appearance of the USAC Midwest Wingless Racing Association. When the group first hit the long straightaways and wide-sweeping turns at Lakeside in late June, it was Don Droud, Jr., who captured the headlines with his convincing win. Wyatt Burks is the current point leader over Kory Schudy, Droud, Chris Parkinson, and Wesley Smith.

Not to be outdone, the Malvern Bank Super Late Models will also compete on Friday. The group was originally scheduled to race in late May, but COVID-19 restrictions resulted in their appearance being delayed until this weekend. The group has experienced a strong season thus far with sold car counts and a mixed bag of winners leading the way, including Aaron Marrant, Tad Pospisil, Jeff Aikey, J.C. Wyman, Charlie McKenna, Justin Kay, Cory Dumpert, and Tyler Bruening. Surprisingly, multiple-time champion Kyle Berck has yet to visit victory lane, but he does have victories at Lakeside Speedway and is one of the favorites to take the checkers on Friday.

Mod-Lites return to Lakeside Speedway as drivers look to dethrone the Raffurty family from total domination in Kansas City area Mod-Lite racing so far this season. The Kansas Antique Racers will also be on hand for competition throughout the night featuring a vintage look and feel for their portion of the race program. The
Kansas Antique Racers was formed in 1980 and the club currently supports uncaged sprints, caged sprints, super-modifieds, modifieds, rails, track roadsters, jalopies, and midgets amongst their ranks.

Fans may purchase tickets online through midnight on Thursday, there are a limited amount of 3,000 tickets available. Remaining tickets not sold online will be sold at the gate in limited supply. Advanced tickets are available at MyRacePass.com under the Lakeside Speedway Profile by clicking here or by calling call 913-299-9206. Terrace Spots are available but must be reserved by calling the track in advance.

This event will be broadcast live to a pay-per-view audience on Racinboys.com, visit their home page for ordering details at www.racinboys.com.

COVID-19 related social distancing is recommended and masks are required per the Kansas Governor’s executive order. Concessions are limited at this time due to national food shortages related to COVID-19. Lakeside Speedway will follow CDC Recommendations, which may affect logistics and “normal” operating procedures. Attendees are responsible for their own personal protective equipment and decisions regarding attendance and social distancing.

Friday Timeline:
Pit Gate Opens at 5 p.m., Spectator Gate Opens at 6 p.m., Drivers' Meeting at 7 p.m., Hot Laps begin at 7:15 p.m. with racing to follow of hot laps. Advanced tickets available at MyRacePass.com under the Lakeside Speedway Profile by clicking here or by calling call 913-299-9206. A limited number of tickets will be available at the admission gate. All pre-sale ticket sales are cut off at midnight on Thursday. Terrace Spots are available but must be reserved by calling the track in advance. Attendees are reminded that concessions are limited due to product availability and restrictions based on the COVID-19 situation.

Admission Information:
General Admission for Adults (16+) $20, Military/Seniors (62+) $15, Juniors (12-15) $6, Youth 11 & Under FREE.
Terrace: Adults (16+) $20 Military/Seniors (62+) $15, Juniors (12-15) $6, Youth 11 & Under FREE. Suites: Adults/Teens (13+) $25, Youth (2-12) $10, Kids Under 2 FREE. Pit Passes: Adults/Youth (7+) $35, Kids 6 & Under $15, Ages 0-17 must have signed Minor Release to enter pits.

2020 Lakeside Speedway Upcoming Events (Fridays unless otherwise indicated)
Friday - July 31st - Race #10 - Special Event Weld Memorial - Malvern Bank Late Models, USAC Midwest Wingless Sprints, Mod-Lites, and Kansas Antique Racers (KAR).
Friday - August 7th - Race #11 - Kids Night plus E-Mod Explosion. Also running A-Mods, B-Mods, Stock Cars, Pure Stocks, E-Mods and Grand Nationals.
Friday - August 14th - Race #12 - Weekly Racing and Janet Billings Memorial, featuring A-Mods, B-Mods, Stock Cars, Pure Stocks and E-Mods

Complete results, schedule information, track details, car class rules, and news are available on the track’s website at www.lakesidespeedway.net. Contact the track at (913) 299-9206. The track location is 5615 Wolcott Dr., Kansas City, Kansas, one mile west of I-435 (exit 18) on SR 5 (northwest of Kansas City. Follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lakesidespeedway.kansascity or Email lakesidespeedwaykc@gmail.com.

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