Davis wins third, O'Neal gets first, Clancy does it again at Lakeside Speedway
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June 19, 2015  |  by Larry Lowery Jr.

KANSAS CITY, Kan.—For once it felt like Summer at Lakeside Speedway on Friday night. The other positive thing was that a rain cloud could not be found for miles around. On the track the action was what everyone has come to expect from Lakeside Speedway, exciting.

One season a driver can be up, the next he can be down. The racing game is a vicious cycle. Kerry Davis has been racing in the USRA Modified division for a long time. He, better than most, knows that one race to the next can be totally different. This season Davis is finding an upswing in his program at Lakeside Speedway.

Friday night at Lakeside it was the Kerry Davis show once again as he blasted to his 3rd win of the season. Davis is the only repeat winner in 2015 in the USRA Modifieds. A pole position waited for Davis as the feature event got underway. From the outset it was Davis at the front of the field.

During the feature the big question was could the USMTS racer, Zack VanderBeek, run down Davis for the win? VanderBeek started 9th on the grid. The track slicked off and he continued to get faster and faster as he made his way by the competition.

Davis, meanwhile, was on cruise control at the front of the pack. VanderBeek would make a charge but it wouldn’t be enough on this night as Davis raced to the win.

The runner-up spot went to VanderBeek, Aaron Marrant had one of his better runs this season finishing third, fourth went to Terry Schultz and Nic Bidinger rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners were Tim Karrick and Logan Martin.

In the USRA Stock Car feature event it was a heavy weight battle. Kevin Anderson, who won a week ago and has four wins to his credit, started up front and got out early on the competition. Win number five might have been in the cards, if it wasn’t for John O’Neal Jr.

O’Neal spent a lot of time this off-season developing a stock car chassis—X-Factor Race Cars—and he has been helping so many others get going it has taken him a little while. Tonight O’Neal had the task of running down a 4 time feature winner. He would overtake Anderson and run at the front of the pack. It was the run O’Neal had been looking for all year.

Brett Heeter also got by Anderson and he put together a good charge at O’Neal. On the restarts he would hang right with O’Neal, but he couldn’t muster up the momentum to get by the veteran racer. The win was O’Neal’s first of the season. He became the sixth different feature winner in the class.

The race within the race also saw a shakeup in the point standings. Jim Powell Jr. had a great effort in the feature as he started 17th and finished 10th. Breet Heeter’s 2nd place finish put him at the top of the standings. Powell will have some work to do if he wants to regain the top spot.

Anderson held on for third, Blake Peeler put on a top notch effort as he went from eleventh to fourth in the main event and it was Lucas Conley coming home in fifth.

Heat race winners were O’Neal, Anderson and Dean Hensler.

Somewhere down the line if you poke a sleeping bear long enough he is bound to get up. Not to mention he might be mad.

Chad Clancy has been poked one to many times this season and he is awake, alert and back on his form of 2014. Friday night at Lakeside Clancy backed up his win from last week with his 2nd consecutive feature win in the USRA B-Mod Feature.

The competition level in this class is starting to soar and that makes it tough for the competitors, but great for the fans. Clancy worked his way to a strong heat race win earlier in the night. It would set him up for a good starting position in the feature. At the drop of the green flag Clancy would begin his attack for the top spot.

Luke Nieman and Ed Noll joined Clancy at the front of the pack. A good battle ensued amongst all the racers. Clancy would keep pace at the front of the field and not give up the top spot. The win was third straight for Clancy in 2015, he won at Lakeside, I-35 and Lakeside again last night. Could Clancy be making a run for another National Championship?

Noll continued his strong season with a second place finish, third would go to Nieman, veteran, Gene Claxton, made his way into the top five finishing fourth and Brad Smith—a three-time feature winner—finished in fifth.

One of the hardest charges in any division Friday night came from Logan Martin in the USRA B-Mods. Martin started 25th and marched his way up to seventh.

Heat race winners were Clancy, Noll, Colten Stevens and Sam Schuler Jr.

Racing action continues next Friday night, June 26. “Big” Ed Beckley will be attempting a ramp-to-ramp jump over 10 new Chevrolet trucks on his Harley-Davidson. In addition, Lakeside Speedway will also have prizes for fans as well including T-shirts, hats, tickets to future events, tickets to Kansas City T-Bones games, gift cards, cash and more.

The spectator gates will open up at 5 p.m., hot laps will be at 6:45 p.m. and the first race goes green at 7:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $12, kids 7 to 12 are $6, children under 6 are FREE and military personnel, students and seniors get in for $10 with proper I.D.

For more information on Lakeside Speedway visit them on the world wide web at www.LakesideSpeedway.net, find them on Facebook at Lakeside Speedway or follow Lakeside on Twitter at Follow Lakeside Speedway on Twitter @Lakeside_Spdwy.

Lakeside Speedway is a 4/10-mile semi-banked dirt oval located 1.0 mile west of I-435 (exit 18) on SR 5 (northwest of Kansas City, Kan.).

1. 21C Chad Clancy Smithville, Mo 100.00
2. 15 Ed Noll Excelsior Springs, Mo 95.00
3. 181 Luke Nieman Nortonville, Ks 91.00
4. 42 Gene Claxton Kansas City, Mo 87.00
5. 99 Brad Smith Belton, Mo 84.00
6. 44 Sam Schuler Jr. Kansas City, Ks 81.00
7. 36 Logan Martin West Plains, Mo 78.00
8. 222 Colten Stevens Basehor, Ks 76.00
9. 38 Matt Pugh Overland Park, Ks 74.00
10. 91 Eddie Schwope St. Joseph, Mo 72.00
11. 9 Don Marrs Shawnee, Ks 70.00
12. 13 Stephen Blake Sr Shawnee, Ks 68.00
13. 17R Ramon Ortega St Joseph, Mo 66.00
14. 49 Patrick Royalty Kansas City, Ks 64.00
15. 23 Cam Atkinson Kearney, Mo 62.00
16. 1 Carl Bachner Olathe, Ks 60.00
17. 17K Jayse Clinton Dearborn, Mo 58.00
18. 75 Robert Isabell Iii Bonnor Springs, Ks 56.00
19. 21V Vic Tranckino Basehor, Ks 55.00
20. 81 Jeffrey Jackson Liberty, Mo 54.00
21. 5B Terry Bivins Lebo, Ks 53.00
22. 56 Cliff Smith Kansas City, Mo 52.00
23. 2 Dustin Gilbert Lawrence, Ks 51.00
24. 926 Morgan Frewaldt Brandon, Sd 50.00
25. 49P Shane Patch Overland Park, Ks 50.00
26. 17 Dean Galvan Bonner Springs, Ks 50.00
DNS - David Oxford Kansas City, Mo 45.00

1. 15 John O’neal Jr. Kearney, Mo 100.00
2. 05 Brett Heeter Kansas City, Ks 95.00
3. 417 Kevin Anderson Kansas City, Mo 91.00
4. 40OZ Blake Peeler Trimble, Mo 87.00
5. 17C Lucas Conley Spring Hill, Ks 84.00
6. 0T Bobby Tavis Iii Leavenworth, Ks 81.00
7. T2 Tom Fogarty Olathe, Ks 78.00
8. 97J Jeff Elder Smithville, Mo 76.00
9. 26L Anthony Whitham Kansas City, Mo 74.00
10. 20P Jim Powell Jr. Lecoompton, Ks 72.00
11. 72A Jason Park Kansas City, Ks 70.00
12. 55 Sean Foster Smithville, Mo 68.00
13. 04 Chad Walker Kansas City, Ks 66.00
14. 8 Dean Hensler Weatherby Lake, Mo 64.00
15. 5K Steve Herrick Topeka, Ks 62.00
16. 65X Thomas Roberts Kidder, Mo 60.00
17. 34S Richard Sparks Kansas City, Ks 58.00
18. 17 Kevin Mcginnis Kansas City, Ks 56.00
19. 56K Nicholas Smith Kansas City, Ks 55.00
20. 105 Clint Hedge Bonner Springs, Ks 54.00
21. 1 Christopher Smith Kansas City, Mo 53.00

1. 68 Kerry Davis Parkville, Mo 100.00
2. 33Z Zack Vander Beek New Sharon, Ia 95.00
3. 70 Aaron Marrant Orrick, Mo 91.00
4. 90 Terry Schultz Sedalia, Mo 87.00
5. 3B Nic Bidiinger Perry, Ks 84.00
6. 21T Lance Town Wellsville, Ks 81.00
7. 34 Mark Schafman Edwardsville, Ks 78.00
8. 1K Tim Karrick Basehor, Ks 76.00
9. 36 Logan Martin West Plains, Mo 74.00
10. 21D Larry Clawson Pleasan Valley, Mo 72.00
11. 3 Larry “Bubba” Harvey Jr. Kansas City, Ks 70.00
12. 3J Lewis Jackson Wellsville, Ks 68.00
13. 29S Jeff Smith Kansas City, Mo 66.00
14. 96 Danny Barker Kansas City, Ks 64.00
15. 32D Darren Robinson Berryton, Ks 62.00
DNS - 87 Darron Fuqua Mayetta, Ks 45.00
DNS - 17 13H Eric Hanna Maryville, Mo 45.00

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