CARB Night this Friday at Lakeside Speedway
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June 7, 2018  |  by Sam Stoecklin

Luke Nieman (181) and Brad Smith (99) battle in Out-Pace USRA B-Mod competition lat Friday night at the Lakeside Speedway. (Lisa Burlington Photo)

This Friday, June 8, marks the annual Central Auto Racing Boosters (CARB) Night at the Lakeside Speedway in which current CARB members receive free grandstand admission to enjoy a great night of racing, plus a lot of activities and stuff for the young race fans.

CARB’s goal is to promote interest in and understanding of the sport of circle track auto racing among the general public and to induce cooperation between fans, the general public, and to encourage better sportsmanship at the race tracks.

According to a recent CARB announcement: “Friday at Lakeside Speedway is CARB Night at the races, which means our Sparkplug's Kid's Club will be racing our derby cars for points! Please bring your car or let someone at the derby track know that you need to borrow one of our house cars to race! We have a derby program that determines our heat races so don't forget to come check in as soon as you get there so we can add your name to the lineup list. Good luck to all our Sparkplug members on your first derby race! Don't forget that Sparky our mascot will be there and we will be giving away prizes and more!”

CARB Night race divisions include USRA Modifieds, Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods, plus Grand Nationals, E-Mods and Four-Cylinders as guest class.

Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m., spectator gates open at 5, the drivers meeting is at 6:30, hot laps begin at 6:45 and racing starts at 7:30 p.m. Adult general admission is $12, seniors (65+) and Military are $10. Kids ages 12 and under get in for free. Suite seating is $20 with kids ages 2-12 just $10. For pit passes, adults are $30 and kids ages 6 and under are $10. There are also Family Packs available for $30 which include two (2) adult general admission tickets and two (2) kids tickets. Kids also get a coupon for two (2) hot dogs and two (2) Kool-Aid jammers.

Kids, don’t forget to come meet CARB's Kids’ Mascot "Sparky the Spark Plug" this Friday night.

Current championship points leaders heading into Friday’s action include Nic Bidinger (USRA Modifieds), Kevin Anderson (Holley USRA Stock Cars) and Tim Powell (Out-Pace USRA B-Mods).

Speaking of championship points races. Lakeside Speedway made the announcement during the off-season about the championship points fund for drivers with a guaranteed points fund in all divisions. The speedway wishes to remind drivers they must race in at the very least 75% of the weekly races at Lakeside Speedway to be eligible for prize monies. Additional details regarding the points fund may be found at under the Rules/Forms link from the top of the page. Once the link is activated, scroll down to the first item under “Forms.”

The Lakeside Speedway is a 4/10-mile semi-banked dirt oval 1.0 mile west of I-435 (exit 18) on SR 5 (northwest of Kansas City). The physical location is 5615 Wolcott Dr., Kansas City, KS 66109. Find the track online at for schedule info, car rules, regulations and news. Contact the track at (913) 299-9206. Like and follow on Facebook at You may also email the track at

The 2018 sponsor list includes Valvoline, Baker's Recovery & Tow, Budweiser, Casey’s General Stores, Central Auto Racing Boosters Hall of Fame & Museum, Central Auto Racing Boosters (CARB), Christy's Tasty Queen, Courtyard Kansas City Airport, Crystal Trenching, Health & Wellmobile, Johnson County Key Service, Joslin Jewelry, Kaw Valley Companies, LNF Fencing, Kling Auto & Diesel Repair, Metro Pawn, Mission Painting & Home Improvements, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum,, Seeburg Mufflers, Sutera’s Shawnee, Tompkins Industries, Toners Jewelers, Ussery Auto Body, Design Source Flooring & Tile, Kenny’s Tile, Justin Lawson Media and Victory Trophies & Plaques.

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