Tompkins Industries Night at the Races I-35 Speedway

Photo: Dan Parkison

USRA Modifieds would take to the track first in a make-up feature from May 16, 2015 and would set the stage for a great night of racing action. Heat race winner Dennis Elliott #29 would start on the front row and lead every lap on his way to McCarthy Auto-Group Victory Circle. Elliott would be challenged early by other heat race winner Zach Sanders #69 who would go on to place second. Michael Dotson #55d would make an impressive charge to the front finishing third holding Tyler Grooms #92 to fourth. Jim Hopkins #71 would see yet another solid finish by placing fifth. Other heat race winner was Jim Moody #00.

Back to the track in fine form the Midwest Lightning Sprints while low in number were high in quality. I-35 Speedway fans would see the familiar face of repeat winner Mark K. Billings #51 taking the checkers as he would get the lead early and never relinquish the top spot. Heat race winner Tom Brown #b20 would mount a late race charge only to come up short and place second at the line. Alyssa Lasater driving the Kenny Bowers prepared #49 would impress all by coming through the field to place third. Ken Billings #85 and Tyler Miller #25m would battle to the checkers with Billings fourth and Miller rounding out the top five.

Next to tackle the fast smooth three-eighths mile of dirt were the always entertaining E-Modifieds. Point leader and heat race winner John Brown #36j continues his consistent ways by notching another victory this 2015 racing season. Jeremiah Asher #02xa would challenge every lap but was unable to find a way around the fast Brown and would finish second. Other heat race winner Jacob Blair #81, in his rookie season, would continue to impress holding off Corey Myers #15 as they would finish third and fourth respectively. Daniel Harris #319 would race his way through the pack to place a solid fifth.

Hobby Stocks were next onto the track with the familiar face of 2014 Track Champion Mich Ross #34 standing tall in victory lane. Ross would battle with heat race winner and point leader Tyler Clark #0x early in the feature as Clark would fade late to place second. Other heat race winner Conner Masoner #13x would challenge the top two contenders only to come up short and place third. Justin Atkins #15 would finish fourth with Geary Phillips #47 fifth.

Grand Nationals would see heat race winner Donnie Brown #26 take the early lead and appear to be the car to beat until mechanical issues would take him from winning contention. As Brown would fade Austin Johnson #98 would capitalize and take the point for the remainder of the feature and on to victory circle. Houston Johnson #97 would battle Buz Kaster #54 to the flag with Houston Johnson second and Kaster third. Jeff Elder #7 continues to improve week after week notching a solid fourth place finish. One time leader Donnie Brown would fade late and end the night placing fifth. Other heat race winner was Marty Powell #9p.

In their fourth appearance at I-35 Speedway this 2015 racing season the Non-Wing Sprints would not disappoint. Mitchell Moore #51 would use heat race win momentum to propel his hotrod out front and lead every lap on his way to claiming the checkers. Big mover of the race was Cody Baker #38, who would challenege Moore for the lead only to settle for second place. Chris Parkinson #65 would battle other heat race winner Bradlee Ryun #19 tooth and nail edging Ryun at the line to place third, leaving Ryun to fourth. John Helm #12 would round out the feature’s top five.

As the green flag dropped on the USRA B-Modifieds Steve Starmer #11s and Dustin Miller #52m would lead the field through turns one and two. Miller would take the early advantage leading the majority of the feature. One slip off turn three was all it would take for Dakota Foster #5, coming through the pack, to take the lead and calm the night’s victory. Miller would recover to finish second with Starmer placing third. Tim Eaton #211 again would show poise and consistency as he would place fourth. Big mover of the feature was Shadren Turner #17t who would have to tag to the rear of the field after an early race caution and would race his way to finish fifth. Heat race winners included Dustin Miller #52m, Steve Starmer #11s, and Danan Knott #18k.

Racing in the USRA Stock Car division as always was fast and competitive. Thomas Roberts #65x would again see the checkers first and claim the night’s top spot. Roberts was challeneged early and often by Jon Boller Jr #20x, who would place second on this night of racing. Richard Moulton #18 would have his best showing of the 2015 racing season by placing a personal best third. Billie Hoover #21h and Chad Walker #04 would duel it out to the end with Hoover fourth and Walker fifth at the line. Two heat race winners and early feature leaders Dean Wray #77 and Jason Estes #997 would have contact off turn four, taking both drivers out of winning contention.

Ending a night of great racing action at I-35 Speedway the USRA Modifieds would see Dennis Elliott #29 pick up his second feature win on the night. Heat race winner Elliott and other heat race winner Darren Shaw #11 would start side by side in row one. Shaw would take the early lead using the high line only to see Elliott fire back by on the inside and claim the win. Shaw would be in contention to the checkers and finish the night in second place. Zach Sanders #69 would challenege the two front runners often only to end the night third. Ronnie Woods #53 and Derrick Hicks #78 would battle to the checkers with Woods fourth and Hicks fifth.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank all of our great fans and drivers for making this a special night of racing action. See everyone next Saturday for racing, fireworks, and more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.

See You There!!


Race Results I-35 Speedway 6/27/2015

USRA Modified Make-up Feature:

  1. 29 Dennis Elliott (Heat Race Winner)

  2. 69 Zach Sanders (Heat Race Winner)

  3. 55d Michael Dotson

  4. 92 Tyler Grooms

  5. 71 Jim Hopkins

  6. 11 Darren Shaw

  7. 2h John Hanson

  8. R21 Ryan Shaffer

  9. 97 Houston Johnson

  10. 98 Austin Johnson

  11. 00 Jim Moody (Heat Race Winner)

  12. 26s Steven Glenn

  13. 38 Anthony Logston

  14. 5d Shayne Bailey

  15. B00k Dylan Book

  16. 209 Josiah Stephens

  17. 3j Lewis Jackson

Midwest Lightning Sprints:

  1. 51 Mark K Billings

  2. B20 Tom Brown (Heat Race Winner)

  3. 49 Alyssa Lasater

  4. 85 Ken Billings

  5. 25m Tyler Miller

  6. 19 Paden Moreland

  7. 9s Mitchell Moore

  8. 22 Jared Soloman

  9. 60e Mark Billings


  1. 36j John Brown (Heat Race Winner)

  2. 02xa Jeremiah Asher

  3. 81 Jacob Blair (Heat Race Winner)

  4. 15 Corey Myers

  5. 319 Daniel Harris

  6. 31b Robert Fisk

  7. 99c Chet Yates

  8. 32 Chuck Adkins

  9. 6a LeRoy Cameron

  10. 23b Casey Burnett

  11. 03k Kaelynn Peterman

  12. 4m Manlee Lamar

  13. 27 Lee Kenney

  14. 05 Derek Carney

  15. J90 Jordan Dawson

Hobby Stock:

  1. 34 Mich Ross

  2. 0x Tyler Clark (Heat Race Winner)

  3. 13x Carson Masoner (Heat Race Winner)

  4. 15 Justin Atkins

  5. 47 Geary Phillips

  6. 23g Greg Gilbert

  7. 99 Jim Masoner Jr

  8. 22h Tim Hoselton

Grand National:

  1. 98 Austin Johnson

  2. 97 Houston Johnson

  3. 54 Buz Kaster

  4. 7 Jeff Elder

  5. 26 Donnie Brown (Heat Race Winner)

  6. 97bb BB Tex

  7. 1L Bobby Lopez

  8. 9p Marty Powell (Heat Race Winner)

Non-Wing Sprints:

  1. 51 Mitchell Moore (Heat Race Winner)

  2. 38 Cody Baker

  3. 65 Chris Parkinson

  4. 19 Bradlee Ryun (Heat Race Winner)

  5. 12 John Helm

  6. 21c Chris Desselle

  7. 13 Clyde Knipp

  8. 9 Casey Baker

  9. 18x Nathan Ryun

  10. 11s Chad Shields

USRA B-Modified:

  1. 5 Dakota Foster

  2. 52m Dustin Miller (Heat Race Winner)

  3. 11s Steve Starmer (Heat Race Winner)

  4. 211 Tim Eaton

  5. 17t Shadren Turner

  6. 57 Randy Ainsworth

  7. 10 Johnny McGinnis

  8. 18k Danan Knott (Heat Race Winner)

  9. 22b Mitch Booher

  10. 17x Clint Baker

  11. 15b Wes Bestgen

  12. 777 Brad Dittemore

  13. 92 Matt Michaels

  14. 96c Jim Cameron

  15. 8 Coleman Browning

  16. 151 John Anderson

  17. 11 Ted Harell

  18. 20 John Woods

  19. 35 Josh Maxwell

  20. 92jk Jonathan Knotts

  21. 77 Doug Keller

USRA Stock Cars:

  1. 65x Thomas Roberts

  2. 20x Jon Boller Jr

  3. 18 Richard Moulton

  4. 21h Billie Hoover

  5. 04 Chad Walker

  6. 97j Jeff Elder

  7. 16 Sam Scott

  8. 23i Ronnie Ishmael

  9. Xx20 Gene Stigall

  10. 36s Holden Schultz

  11. 77 Dean Wray (Heat Race Winner)

  12. 997 Jason Estes (Heat Race Winner)

  13. 88 Jeff Dixon

  14. 54 Eddie Ingram

USRA Modified:

  1. 29 Dennis Elliott (Heat Race Winner)

  2. 11 Darren Shaw (Heat Race Winner)

  3. 69 Zach Sanders

  4. 53 Ronnie Woods

  5. 78 Derrick Hicks

  6. 97 Houston Johnson

  7. 71 Jim Hopkins

  8. 2h John Hanson

  9. 03 Bill Baker

  10. 41 Shane Florence

  11. 92 Tyler Grooms

  12. 55d Michael Dotson

  13. 42 Sam Florence

  14. 98 Austin Johnson

  15. R21 Ryan Shaffer