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.