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.
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.
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.