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Rescheduled Weld Memorial Race and Kids Night at Lakeside Speedway on Friday!
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8/24/2020

8/24/2020

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Rescheduled Weld Memorial Race and Kids Night at Lakeside Speedway on Friday!

Rescheduled Weld Memorial Race and Kids Night at Lakeside Speedway on Friday!

For Immediate Release
By Sam Stoecklin
August 24, 2020

(Kansas City, Kansas) After a weathered-out planned event a few weeks ago, the staff and crew at Lakeside Speedway are gearing up for the rescheduled Weld Memorial race this Friday featuring USAC Midwest Wingless Sprints, Mod-Lites, B-Mods, Stock Cars, and E-Mods. Pure Stocks and A-Mods have the night off. A post-race concert presented by Carstar Auto Body Repair Experts of Lenexa featuring Hudson Drive will follow the races on Friday.

One of the longest-running events in the greater Kansas City, the Weld Memorial honors the past contributions to racing and the Weld family name, 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 featuring a $2,500-to-win main that pays $300 to start.

Kid’s Night also takes place this weekend with school supplies and other prizes are just a few of the nice things available for the kids, who will participate in foot races on the track during intermission break. Lakeside Speedway wants to thank the Kids Night Sponsors, which includes TPA (Travelers Protective Association), Christy's Tasty Queen, Seeburg Mufflers, Tomkins Industries, and the Bob Reber family.

Lakeside Speedway is currently seeking volunteers and donations for the kid’s night activities. Donations should be items that school-aged children can use for school, hero cards and race pictures, and other items kids ages toddler to age 12 will enjoy. Contact the main office for additional details and donation specifics at 913-299-9206.

For anyone wishing to watch the Friday races from the privacy of their own home, head over to the all-new pay-per-view feature at www.lakesidespeedway.tv. Advanced tickets for this weekend’s racing 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.

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. 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.

Friday Ticket Info: Click here to order tickets online. General Admission: Adults (16+) $15, Military/Seniors (62+) $12, Juniors (12-15) $5, Under 12 free. Suites: Adults ($13+) $20, Kids (2-12) $10, Under 2 free. Terrace: Adults (16+) $15, Military/Seniors (62+) $12, Juniors (12-15) $5, Under 12 free. Pit Passes: 7 & Older $35, Under 7 $15.

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.

2020 Lakeside Speedway Remaining Events
Friday, August 28th - Race #14 - Weld Memorial - USAC Midwest Wingless Sprints, Mod-Lites, B-Mods, Stock Cars, E-Mods, No Pure Stocks, No A-Mods - Kids Night at the Races
Friday, Sept 4th - Race #15 - Tom Karrick Memorial - A-Mods ($2,000-to-win), B-Mods, Stock Cars, Pure Stocks, E-Mods, and Grand Nationals
Saturday, Sept 5th - Kansas City Monster Truck Show - visit www.kansascitymosntershow.com
Friday, Sept 11th - Race #16 - Karl Tinsley Memorial - A-Mods, B-Mods, Stock Cars, Pure Stocks, E-Mods, Grand Nationals FINAL POINTS NIGHT
Fri - Sept 18th - Race #17 - Joe Berry Clash of the B-Mods - Night #1 - B-Mods, E-Mods, Stock Cars, A-Mods, Grand Nats
Sat - Sept 19th - Race #18 - Joe Berry Clash of the B-Mods Night #2 - B-Mods, E-Mods - Stock Cars - Pure Stocks
Friday, October 16th - Race #19 - World of Outlaws Sprint Cars

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.


Submitted By: Sam Stoecklin

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