Sanders Shines on Motorcycle’s Night at the Races at I-35 Speedway

On a smooth fast racing surface on a hot Saturday night E-Modifieds would set the standard of racing at I-35 Speedway.  Heat race winner Anthony Asher #02xa would launch to the early lead and hold off the fast challenge of other heat race winner Zach Sanders #7 (doing double duty on the evening), and claim a trip to McCarthy Auto Group Winner’s Circle.  Sanders would be force to settle for second place with Justin Asher #74 finishing a close third.  Jeremiah Asher #02xa would see the checkers in fourth place with final heat race winner and Rookie of the Year contender Jacob Blair #81 a solid fifth place.

    Hobby Stock would continue the fast pace by not seeing the yellow flag during their feature event.  Mich Ross #34 would use an extreme high line in turn two taking the lead and on to victory.  Ross would be challenged late by Carson Masoner #13x who would go on to place second.  In his first appearance at I-35 Speedway heat race winner Kyle Rowland #5 would be among the leaders finishing with a strong third place showing.  Josh Munsen #19 would place fourth with Jim Masoner #99c rounding out the top five.

    Grand Nationals would keep the caution free action rolling on the track with heat race winner Austin Johnson #98 leading every lap on his way to claiming the checkers.  Buz Kaster #54 would charge through the pack to place second with other heat race winner Houston Johnson #97 third.  Donnie Brown #26 would be in fine form placing fourth with B.B. Tex #97bb fifth.

    Visiting I-35 Speedway the Show-Me Vintage Racers and Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers would again combine their efforts for a great feature event.  Dennis Fair #7f and Chris Heitman #39 would prove to be the class of the field with Fair winning and Heitman a close second at the line.  Both drivers would take their turn at the point and would not settle on the win until the last turn of the last lap.  John Steenstry #22 would place third with heat race winner Andy Wiles #53 fourth.  Damon Clevenger #6 was the big mover of the feature coming from deep in the pack to place a solid fifth.  Other heat race winner was Mickey Fleethart #7.

    USRA B-Modifieds would put on a display of epic driving skills as Shadren Turner #17t would battle side by side for the lead with the #5 of Dakota Foster.  These two young guns of the sport prove the racing future is in great hand as Turner would see the checkers first and claim the night’s victory.  Foster would place a close second and Steve Starmer #11s, challenging for the lead consistently, would finish third.  Current point leader Tim Eaton #211 would again work traffic to perfection to finish fourth.  Big mover of the feature was Randy Ainsworth #57, who would start in the ninth row, would charge to the front with a solid fifth place showing.  Heat race winners included Shadren Turner #17t, Dakota Foster #5, and Josh Steele #94J.

    USRA Stock Cars would see a lot of action in turn one of the first lap as several cars were involved in a mishap.  When the field was realigned for a complete restart Thomas Roberts #65x would take the early lead.  Roberts and Jason Estes #997 would trade the lead several times until Roberts would seem to have the clear advantage.  As the race continued Jon Boller Jr #20x, running an extreme low line, would pass both front runners and pull ahead and on to victory lane.  In a very emotional McCarthy Auto Group Winner’s Circle Jon would graciously dedicate this feature win to his step-son Conner Masoner who is battling Cancer.  Heat race winner Jason Estes would place second, with other heat race winner Thomas Roberts third.  Eddie Ingram #54 would hold off the hard charge of Bruce Fair #41 as they would finish fourth and fifth respectively. 

    USRA Modifieds would take to the track and prove again the best of the best race at I-35 Speedway.  Heat race winner and 2014 track champion Zach Sanders #69 would take the early lead and never relinquish the top spot.  Another dedication in victory lane as new father Zach Sanders would celebrate with new daughter Bailey.  Sanders would be challenged throughout the feature by other heat race winner Robbie Reed #5.  Reed would recover from a lap one miscue and race back to place second.  Point leader Dennis Elliott #29 would race side by side with Ryan Schaffer #R21 to the checkers with Elliott third and Schaffer fourth.  Shayne Bailey #5d would again be among the front runners and place fifth on the night.
    I-35 Speedway would like to thank drivers and fans alike for another stellar night of racing action.  Intermission would see a Tug-of-War contest on the front strait with fans and drivers all winning.  We invite everyone back next week for Kaster Celebration Night at the races for more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”.   

Race Results I-35 Speedway 7/18/2015
1. 20xa  Anthony Asher (Heat Race Winner)
2. 7s  Zach Sanders (Heat Race Winner)
3. 74  Justin Asher
4. 02xa  Jeremiah Asher
5. 81  Jacob Blair (Heat Race Winner)
6. 36J  John Brown
7. 31b  Robert Fisk
8. 4m  Manlee Lamar
9. 14  Austin Bouzek
10. 33  Nicholas Carpenter
11. 32  Chuck Adkins
12. 03k  Kaelynn Peterman
13. 05  Derek Carney
14. 89k  Colby Kearney
15. 90  Allie Mulich
16. 319  Daniel Harris
Hobby Stock:
1. 34  Mich Ross
2. 13x  Carson Masoner
3. 5  Kyle Rowland (Heat Race Winner)
4. 19  Joshua Munsen
5. 99  Jim Masoner Jr
6. 2k  Garrett Alexander
Grand Nationals:
1. 98  Austin Johnson (Heat Race Winner)
2. 54 Buz Kaster
3. 97  Houston Johnson (Heat Race Winner)
4. 26  Donnie Brown
5. 97bb  B.B. Tex
6. 1L  Bobby Lopez
7. 9p  Marty Powell
8. 75  Bud Wilson
1. 7f  Dennis Fair
2. 39  Chris Heitman
3. 22  John Steenstry
4. 53  Andy Wiles (Heat Race Winner)
5. 6  Damon Clevenger
6. 76  Jim Clevenger
7. 7  Mickey Fleethart (Heat Race Winner)
8. 51  Allen Guthrie
9. 30  Randy Anthon
10. 711  Brian Strong
11. 01  Steve Hughs
12. 1  Tom Wade
13. 11  Josh Burt
14. 46  Dave Petty Jr
USRA B-Modified:
1. 17t  Shadren Turner (Heat Race Winner)
2. 5  Dakota Foster (Heat Race Winner)
3. 11s  Steve Starmer
4. 211  Tim Eaton
5. 57  Randy Ainsworth
6. 94j  Josh Steele (Heat Race Winner)
7. 77x  Bud Wilson
8. 89c  Justin Custer
9. 9h  Nic Hanes
10. 18k  Danan Knott
11. 75  David Bouzek
12. 52m  Dustin Miller
13. 0  Chase Galvin
14. 24w  Tony Manley
15. 20x  Chris Wright
16. 777  Brad Dittemore
17. 20  John Woods
18. 7b  Bobby Russell
19. 27s  Matt Shipers
USRA Stock Cars:
1. 20x  Jon Boller Jr
2. 997  Jason Estes (Heat Race Winner)
3. 65x  Thomas Roberts (Heat Race Winner)
4. 54  Eddie Ingram
5. 41  Bruce Fair
6. Xx20  Gene Stigall
7. 21h  Billie Hoover
8. 16  Paul Lanfermann II
9. 04  Chad Walker
10. 77  Dean Wray
11. 36s  Holden Schultz
12. 88  Jeff Dixon
USRA Modified:
1. 69  Zach Sanders (Heat Race Winner)
2. 5  Robbie Reed (Heat Race Winner)
3. 29  Dennis Elliott
4. R21  Ryan Schaffer
5. 5d  Shayne Bailey
6. 2h  John Hanson
7. 22  Nick Shenberger
8. 38  Anthony Logston
9. 97  Houston Johnson
10. 98  Austin Johnson
11. 11  Darren Shaw
12. 42  Sam Florence