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Liquid & Powdercoat Finishes of KC MIDWEST LIGHTNING SPRINTS Race Results Sat May 24, 2014

Rain threatened the entire day so car count was lower than what we had planned.  Mike drove the car several times last year with a feature best finish of 3rd.  The track still had moisture in it for our heats, even after a makeup A mod feature and several heats.  Mike had no trouble with the heat race win.  He started on the front row and won by a full straightaway.

The track was really getting dry slick after the heats and 2 features.  We set the car up for a dry slick track, BUT Mother Nature decided to rain on our parade.  She drizzled on the us for about 10 minutes.  The pack truck and B mods would re pack the track trying to keep the moisture making it un-raceable.  Thinking that the surface would be wet slick and the surface would “blow off” after a few laps we left the set up as was.

Mike had no problem with Bobby on the start and made a pass on the outside thru turn 1.  We jumped out to a 5 car lead even though the extra moisture soaked in and made a tacky track, and we now had that dreaded push that we had earlier in the evening.  MK Billings had hit the setup perfect and after he caught us he just motored on around and jumped out to about a 5 car length lead.  When we had the restart, Mike moved the wing forward to try and take some of the push out of the car.  Bobby did get by him on the restart, but Mike moved higher on the track to help with the push and found that the car really liked it up there.  He caught Bobby and passed him on the outside coming out of turn 2 and down the backstretch.  He was a lot faster now that he had moved up the race track, but by the time he had cleared Bobby, MK was gone.

Next week we will be at Central MO Speedway just North of Warrensburg, MO.  Track is about the same size as I-35 but shorter straightaways and more sweeping turns.  Mike will be the shoe again and we will try a couple of new set ups to get that 1st win of the season.  Should have a big turn out next week as long as weather forecast calls for sunny and no rain.

 

Liquid & Powdercoat Finishes of KC MIDWEST LIGHTNING SPRINTS

Race Results Sat May 24, 2014

I-35 Speedway

 Winston, MO

 

The Liquid and Powdercoat Finishes of KC Midwest Lightning Sprints were at I-35 Speedway on Sat nite.  Rain had threatened the racing the entire day, but so far no rain.  A BIG thank you goes out to our sponsors for 2013, Liquid and Powdercoat Finishes, Adams & Eaton Concrete Pumping, Layne Machine and Rod End Supply.

 

Heat 1

1st       01       Bobby Layne            KC, MO

2nd     51k      M K Billings             KC, MO

3rd       81       A.J. Tice  (R)           KC, MO

4th       53       Greg Black               Des Moines, IA

5th       99c      Chet Yates  (R)        Cameron, MO

19  Paden Moreland (R)  Bethany  DNS

MK would take the lead from his front row starting spot, but Bobby would pull alongside down the back stretch.  These two cars would side by side for 3 laps until Bobby would finally be able to pull ahead.  Greg would be running 3rd with AJ right on his bumper.  Bobby and MK would continue to battle for the top spot, but Bobby would prevail taking the win, MK 2nd and AJ 3rd.

 

    HEAT 2

1st     49       Mike Trent                 Rocheport, MO

2nd    46m    Dusty Murray             Topeka, KS

3rd    13       Luke McGee               Eldorado Springs, MO

4th     71       Tony Layne                KC, MO

5th     09w   Willie Wilkinson        Kearney, MO

Mike would take the lead on the first lap with Willie, Dusty and Tony right behind.  Mike would stretch the lead out with Dusty taking over 2nd and giving chase.  Luke had gotten by Tony and was right with Dusty.  Mike would continue to lead taking the win, with Dusty holding off Luke for 2nd and Luke 3rd.

 

Feature                      Start Pos.

1st      51       Mark K Billings           3

2n      49      Mike Trent                    2

3rd     01       Bobby Layne               1

4th     46m    Dusty Murray               4

5th     13       Luke McGee                6

6th     81      A.J. Tice                       8

7th     71      Tony Layne                   7

8th     09w   Willie Wilkinson            10

9th     53      Greg Black                    5

10th   99c     Chet Yates                   9

19    Paden Moreland          did not start

 

Bobby and Mike brought the field to the green.  Bobby would take the lead into turn one.  Mike would take the lead down the back stretch.  Dusty and MK was right behind them.

Greg, Luke, Tony and AJ were all trying to get to the front.  Mike would gain 4 car lengths on Bobby.  MK had now gotten by Dusty and was on the move.  Mike would still be leading 5 laps in, but MK had made quick work of Bobby and now was coming to the front.  Dusty and Luke were battling for the 4th spot.  MK would catch Mike and make his pass after a short battle.  Bobby was 3rd and Dusty 4th.  A yellow for a stalled Greg would bunch the field back.  On the restart, MK would stay in the lead, but Bobby would take over 2nd, Mike 3rd and Dusty 4th.  Bobby and Mike would battle for the runner up spot.  Mike would take over 2nd with an outside pass down the backstretch.  MK would take a convincing win, Mike 2nd, Bobby 3rd, Dusty 4th and Luke 5th.

The Lighting Sprints next race is on Sat nite May 31st  at CMS Speedway in Warrensburg, MO.  Make plans to come out and watch the Liquid & Powder Coat Finishes Midwest Lightning Sprints squirt the dirt.

The racing in the Liquid & Powdercoat Finishes Midwest Lightning Sprints is fiercely competitive.  With low cost maintenance and motorcycle power, this is still the most economical way to go fast in a race car.  These cars are 1 second a lap faster than an A Mod or a Late Model.  New drivers/cars are coming out each week.  We have drivers that have purchased new cars and have their good used cars for sale. Contact the MLS for info.

MIDWEST LIGHTNING SPRINTS Race Results May 2, 2014

Rodend Supply 49 Race car

by Bob Douglas

The Liquid and Powdercoat Finishes of KC Midwest Lightning Sprints returned to Humboldt Speedway for the first time in 2 years.  A BIG thank you goes out to our sponsors for 2012, Liquid and Powdercoat Finishes, Adams & Eaton Concrete Pumping, Layne Machine and Rod End Supply.  The MLS would also like to thank the Whitworth’s for inviting us to race at their track. It is really a great facility. A smooth track with side by side racing in all classes.

 

Heat 1

1st      60E    Mark Billings           Columbia, MO

2nd     15      Merrill Lamb            Iola, KS

3rd      48m   Rick Murcko            Iola, KS

4th      15h    Tony Hudlin             Iola, KS

5th      13      Luke McGee             Eldorado Springs, MO

81   AJ Tice  KC, MO did not start

 

Merrill and Rick brought the field down with Merrill taking the lead.  Rick, Luke and Mark started their battle for 2nd.  Merrill started to stretch his lead as Mark made his way past Luke.  Mark would pass Rick on the low side for 2nd.  The race was 3rd 4th and 5th.  A spin would bunch the cars back up and erase the straightaway lead that Merrill had.  The restart saw Mark get under Merrill for the lead and Merrill was now chasing 1st.    The race would end with Mark winning, Merrill 2nd and Rick 3rd.

 

Heat 2

1st    01     Bobby Layne             KC, MO

2nd   46m  Dusty Murray            Topeka, KS

3rd    71     Tony Layne               KC MO

4th    18c    Chase Sigg                Iola, KS

5th    53      Greg Black               Des Moines, IA

49  Barry Lamb   Iola, KS  did not start.

 

Bobby and Tony brought the field down with Tony jumping into the lead.  Uncle Bobby was right on his bumper with Dusty and Greg fighting for 3rd.  Bobby would get by Tony on lap 2.  Dusty would finally clear Greg and start on Tony.  Greg would spin and collect Chase.  Greg went to the infield with bent suspension.  After the restart, Dusty would get by Tony for 2nd.  Bobby would take the win, Dusty 2nd and Tony 3rd.

 

Feature      Start Pos.

1st      60E    Mark Billings            (1)

2n       01      Bobby Layne             (2)

3rd      49      Barry Lamb              (10)

4th      46m   Dusty Murray            (4)

5th      15     Merrill Lamb              (3)

6th      13      Luke McGee              (9)

7th      48m   Rick Murcko             (5)

8th      15h    Tony Hudlin              (7)

9th      71      Tony Layne               (6)

10th    53   Greg Black                   (8)

81  AJ Tice and 18c  Chase Sigg did not start.

 

Mark and Bobby brought the field to the green.  Bobby would take the lead with Mark on his tail.  Merrill and Dusty were right with them.  A spin by Greg in turn 2 would cause a complete restart.  On the restart, Mark would bolt into the lead with Bobby right with him.  Dusty, Merrill, Rick and Tony would all be racing for 3rd.  Mark would remain in the lead with Bobby right behind.  Merrill would take command of 3rd with Dusty fending off Barry who had made his way from the last row starting spot.  Mark and Bobby continue their battle with Merrill now trying to hold off brother Barry who had gotten past Dusty.  Mark would continue to lead with Bobby in 2nd,  Barry would get past Merrill for 3rd.  Dusty was now in the hunt for forth with Merrill.   Mark would take the win, Booby  2nd Barry 3rd, Dusty 4th and Merrill 5th.

The Lighting Sprints next race is on Sat nite May 10th at I-35 Speedway in Winston, MO.  Come to I-35 Speedway and watch the Liquid & Powder Coat Finishes Midwest Lightning Sprints squirt some dirt.

The racing in the Liquid & Powdercoat Finishes Midwest Lightning Sprints is fiercely competitive.  With low cost maintenance and motorcycle power, this is still the most economical way to go fast in a race car.  These cars are 1 second a lap faster than an A Mod or a Late Model.  New drivers/cars are coming out each week.  We have drivers that have purchased new cars and have their good used cars for sale. Contact the MLS for info.

 

Race results Aug 30, 2013 Valley Speedway

race car

Liquid & Powdercoat Finishes of KC

MIDWEST LIGHTNING SPRINTS

Race Results

Fri August 30, 2013

 

Valley Speedway

 Grain Valley, MO

 

Valley Speedway hosted the 25th year Anniversary Race of The Liquid and Powdercoat Finishes of KC Midwest Lightning Sprints.  It was also the John Heffernon Jr Memorial.  There was a good enthusiastic crowd in the stands.  The race track was prepared well and the drivers were chomping at the bit to get to racing.  A BIG thank you goes out to our sponsors for 2013, Liquid and Powdercoat Finishes, McCarthy Chevrolet, Aeromotive, Layne Machine, Rod End Supply and Adams & Eaton Concrete Pumping.

 

Heat 1

1st       b20    Tom Brown              Lincoln, NE

2nd      49      Mike Trent               Rocheport, MO

3rd        4      Beau Heavelow        Independence, MO

4th      60e     Mark Billings           ColumbiaMO

5th      z8       Zach Morehead        Blue Springs, MO

6th      48m    Rick Murcko            Iola, KS

7th      86       Andy Bradley           Bloomington, IN

8th      53       Greg Black               Des Moines, IA

Tom and Greg brought the field down for the green.  Greg had mechanical problems coming out of turn 2 and pulled into the infield in turn 4.  Andy also had mechanical problems and turned to the infield. Mike would chase Tom with Beau and Mark battling for the 3rd spot. Beau and Mark would have a great battle back and forth for the position.  Mike could not gain any ground on Tom.  Tom would take the win, Mike 2nd and Beau would win his battle with Mark taking 3rd.

Heat 2

1st      39      Damon Fortune         Terre Haute, IN

2nd     10      Drew Dorsett             Monrovia, IN

3rd      44     Don Harvey               Milford, NY

4th      71      Tony Layne              KC, MO

5th      19      Barry Lamb              Iola, KS

6th      15      Merrill Lamb            Iola, KS

7th      15h     Tony Hudlin            Yates Center, KS

46 Dusty MurrayTopeka, KS did not start

Damon and Drew brought the field down.  Damon would take command and the lead.  Drew gave chase.  Tony and Merrill would battle for 3rd.  Don would be waiting on an opening.  Damon continued to lead with Drew right after him. Don would pick off Merrill and then work on Tony.  The top 2 spots remained unchanged, Don had now gotten by Tony.  Damon would take the win, Drew 2nd and Don 3rd.

 

Feature                                   Start Pos.

1st     44      Don Harvey                (6)

2n       4      Beau Heavelow           (5)

3rd    60e    Mark Billings              (3)

4th     49      Mike Trent                 (7)

5th     10      Drew Dorsett             (8)

6th     71      Tony Layne               (4)

7th      86     Andy Bradley           (13)

8th      39     Damon Fortune        (10)

9th        15      Merrill Lamb           (12)

10th    53     Greg Black               (15)

11th    z8      Zach Morehead         (1)

12th   48m    Rick Murcko           (11)

13th   15h     Tony Hudlin            (14)

14th   19       Barry Lamb              (2)

15th    b20     Tom Brown              (9)

46 Dusty Murray did not start.

On the green flag, Zach and Barry raced from the front row.  The rest of the field was fighting for position. Don had started his movement to the front.  Lap 4 Tom got upside down in turn 4.  He was taken to the hospital with a back injury.  When the race resumed, Mark was leading with Beau on his bumper.  Don was running third with Tony and Zach fighting for 4th and 5th with Mike on the move.  Don would take care of Vardenafil on the next lap he would take the lead from Mark. Tony and Mike had gotten by Zach and were chasing the others.  There was a lot of racing back thru the field.  Mark and Beau would battle for the runner up spot.  Beau would finally make the pass of Mark.  Mike would get by Tony for 4th.  Don would take the 25th Year Anniversary Race Win.  Beau 2nd, Mark 3rd,  Mike 4th and Drew 5th.

 

Don was awarded the Trophy and the check for $ 750.  Don also was given a Seiko watch courtesy of Gary Joslyn of Joslyn Jewelry.  Engler Tool and Machine gave $100 for the Hard Charger Award and it was given to Andy Bradley.

 

The Midwest Lighting Sprints next race is on Sat nite Sept 14th at I-35 Speedway in Winston, MO.  The racing in the Liquid & Powdercoat Finishes Midwest Lightning Sprints is fiercely competitive.  With low cost maintenance and motorcycle power, this is still the most economical way to go fast in a race car.  These cars are 1 second a lap faster than an A Mod or a Late Model.  New drivers/cars are coming out each week.  We have drivers that have purchased new cars and have their good used cars for sale. Contact the midwestlightning sprints.com for info.

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