Sanders, Johnson, Cadwallader on top as rain moves I-35 Speedway to Sunday
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May 26, 2019  |  by Mark Merrell

Zach Sanders won the USRA Modified feature.

After days of rain and a washout for the regular Saturday night Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series program, I-35 Speedway track owner Mike Johnson decided to move to Sunday. The fans and drivers turned out in a big way, witnessing another night of thrilling racing action on the 3/8-mile high-banked track.

The Out-Pace USRA B-Mods lined up and rolled out onto the track for their main event with Chase Galvin amassing three wins in a row coming into the race. Galvin started inside row 1 with Kerry Davis next to him. The pair raced side-by-side lap after lap. While running down the back-stretch, the pair got together, ending the night for Davis. Galvin was sent to the rear of the field, ironically, the position Tyler Cadwallader began his night from.

Randy Ainsworth and Dustin Thulin took the front, and battled back and forth for the lead. Cadwallader had been making his way toward the front, as was Galvin. Cadwallader managed to get by Ainsworth, inheriting the lead and Galvin did the same, racing into second. As the checkered flag flew, Cadwallader held on for the win with Galvin second, Ainsworth taking third, Dan Herman fourth and Todd Luke in fifth.

It’s never easy as a driver stepping aside to have someone else race your car and, conversely, jumping into another driver’s racing machine can be a daunting task. Nevertheless, Austin O’Neal stepped aside after being banged up a bit in an incident at another track the week prior, allowing Austin Johnson to take the controls of his KC Colors American Racer USRA Stock Car. Johnson won his heat race and started inside row 1 with last year’s track champion Jeff Dixon to this outside.

Once the green flag flew, the pair put the fans on their feet as they raced side-by-side with no one giving an inch. Johnson was able to make the pass on Dixon and drove to McCarthy Auto Group Victory Lane in his first time behind the wheel of O’Neal’s No. 1 Stock Car. Johnson stated after the win that O’Neal and his father helped with the setup, which was already to Johnson’s liking and resulting in the win.

The USRA Modifieds took the track for the final feature of the night. Zach Sanders ran to his first win of the season the last time the race cars lined up. Lee Hibner was in front of him on the pole for the race this time. Houston Johnson was on the front row as well, with Richard Layne next to Sanders in row 2.

Hibner was on a mission and grabbed the lead. Sanders was not far behind, and soon the pair raced side-by-side, putting the fans on their feet. After exchanging the lead several times by a few feet at the finish line, Sanders got by Hibner for the lead and his second victory in a row.

Next Saturday, June 1, the I-35 Speedway will host Seeburg Muffler Night featuring the Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series with USRA Modifieds, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods and American Racer Stock Cars, as well as Pure Stocks, E-Mods, Sport Compacts, MIdwest Limited Late Models and a special visit by the Show-Me Vintage Racers and POWRi Midwest Lightning Sprints.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Racing Association
Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series
I-35 Speedway, Winston, Mo.
Sunday, May 26, 2019

Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver and hometown.

OUT-PACE USRA B-MODS

Heat #1:
1. (4) 0 Chase Galvan, Kansas City, Kan.
2. (3) 57 Randy Ainsworth, Excelsior Springs, Mo.
3. (1) 2T Todd Luke, Maryville, Mo.
4. (5) 11J Jacob Grotweil, Clifton Hill, Mo.
5. (2) 69 Tyler Cadwallader, Amazonia, Mo.

Heat #2:
1. (3) 117X Kerry Davis, Parkville, Mo.
2. (1) 45 Dustin Thulin, Topeka, Kan.
3. (2) 3K Chris Kitch, Columbia, Mo.
4. (4) B52 Dan Herman, Lawrence, Kan.

Feature:
1. (9) 69 Tyler Cadwallader, Amazonia, Mo.
2. (1) 0 Chase Galvan, Kansas City, Kan.
3. (3) 57 Randy Ainsworth, Excelsior Springs, Mo.
4. (8) B52 Dan Herman, Lawrence, Kan.
5. (7) 2T Todd Luke, Maryville, Mo.
6. (4) 45 Dustin Thulin, Topeka, Kan.
7. (6) 11J Jacob Grotweil, Clifton Hill, Mo.
8. (5) 3K Chris Kitch, Columbia, Mo.
9. (2) 117X Kerry Davis, Parkville, Mo.

AMERICAN RACER USRA STOCK CARS

Heat #1:
1. (4) 1 Austin Johnson, Kansas City, Mo.
2. (1) 46 Tim Pruett, Atchison, Kan.
3. (5) 37C Corky Clem, Huron, Kan.
4. (2) 47 Paul Carter, Kearney, Mo.
5. (3) 83A Aaron Sauter, St. Joseph, Mo.

Heat #2:
1. (4) 88 Jeff Dixon, Trenton, Mo.
2. (1) 40 William Dahl, Rush Hill, Mo.
3. (5) 57 George Burnett, Cameron, Mo.
4. (3) S20 Gene Stigall, Winston, Mo.
5. (2) 63 Dan Stimson, Kansas City, Mo.

Feature:
1. (1) 1 Austin Johnson, Kansas City, Mo.
2. (2) 88 Jeff Dixon, Trenton, Mo.
3. (4) 57 George Burnett, Cameron, Mo.
4. (6) 40 William Dahl, Rush Hill, Mo.
5. (3) 37C Corky Clem, Huron, Kan.
6. (5) 46 Tim Pruett, Atchison, Kan.
7. (7) S20 Gene Stigall, Winston, Mo.
8. (10) 63 Dan Stimson, Kansas City, Mo.
9. (8) 47 Paul Carter, Kearney, Mo.
10. (9) 83A Aaron Sauter, St. Joseph, Mo.

USRA MODIFIEDS

Heat #1:
1. (3) 97 Houston Johnson, Kansas City, Mo.
2. (4) 0 Richard Layne, Kansas City, Mo.
3. (2) 711 Bill Rusinger, Bonner Springs, Kan.
4. (5) 33C Cole Moore, Kansas City, Mo.
5. (1) 4 Kiel Morten, La Plata, Mo.
6. (6) 89 Tyler Hibner, Chillicothe, Mo.

Heat #2:
1. (6) 99H Lee Hibner, Chillicothe, Mo.
2. (5) 69 Zach Sanders, Kearney, Mo.
3. (4) 13 Chris Mercer, Excelsior Springs, Mo.
4. (2) 98 Austin Johnson, Kansas City, Mo.
5. (3) 78 Derrick Hicks, Ravenwood, Mo.
6. (1) R21 Ryan Schaffer, Corning, Iowa

Feature:
1. (3) 69 Zach Sanders, Kearney, Mo.
2. (1) 99H Lee Hibner, Chillicothe, Mo.
3. (4) 0 Richard Layne, Kansas City, Mo.
4. (8) 78 Derrick Hicks, Ravenwood, Mo.
5. (2) 97 Houston Johnson, Kansas City, Mo.
6. (5) 13 Chris Mercer, Excelsior Springs, Mo.
7. (6) 711 Bill Rusinger, Bonner Springs, Kan.
8. (7) 98 Austin Johnson, Kansas City, Mo.
DNS – 4 Kiel Morten, La Plata, Mo.
DNS – 33C Cole Moore, Kansas City, Mo.
DNS – 89 Tyler Hibner, Chillicothe, Mo.
DNS – R21 Ryan Schaffer, Corning, Iowa



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