Phillips, Dixon, Harris keep fans on their feet at I-35 Speedway
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June 1, 2019  |  by Mark Merrell

Daniel Harris won the Out-Pace USRA B-Mod feature.

Each week, the headlines from I-35 Speedway talk about how exciting the racing action has been. To some, this may seem an embellishment. To the fans in attendance, however, the racing has become exponentially exciting, week after week. Saturday, Seeburg Mufflers Night was certainly among the most thrilling this year so far.

The Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series took the final thee events of the night, capturing the fans breath lap after lap with some amazing racing. The Out-Pace USRA B-Mods rolled out on the track, with Shadren Turner on the pole, and Nick Newton to his right. Daniel Harris started inside row two, with Tim Galvin next to him. Harris Presented his new racing machine this year, and was bested early in the season by his old race car.

Weeks ago st another racetrack, Harris had a nasty crash, rolling his #07 several times. To his credit, Harris persevered, quickly repairing his car to continue competing, trying to iron out the setup. As the race began, the cars roared down the frontstretch into turn one. Turner raced to the front, with Harris in tow inches away, as were Galvin, and Newton.

Drifting high out of turn two, Newton lost a few spots. This set up the epic battle between Turner and Harris, as the pair raced lap after lap, with Turner guarding the bottom line near the apron, and Harris looking for a way to get by for the lead. This put everyone on their feet.

The fans were cheering on both drivers frantically, as the pair raced on. In the final stages, Harris somehow managed to race by Turner, earning Harris his first win of the year at I-35 Speedway, to his joy, as well as his fans. Turner was a close 2nd, with Newton racing his way back through the field for a 3rd place finish.

The American Racer USRA Stock Cars were next, and again, the drivers put on a great show for the fans. Tim Shields started inside row two, but, at the drop of the green flag, made it three wide heading to the lead by the exit of turn two. Butch Bailey, Austin O’Neal, Jeff Dixon, Travis Walker and David Halomb were not far away from Shields.

O’Neal, who was banged up after a crash in a sprint car a couple of weeks ago, put Austin Johnson in his race car last Saturday. Johnson, with his very first time in a Stock Car, put O’Neal’s #1 in McCarthy Auto Group Winner’s Circle.

O’Neal was ready to get back in his Stock Car this week, and was soon right behind Shields in second. After some errant contact following a restart, O’Neal’s right front quarter panel showed damage. O’Neal relinquished second place, pulling off of the track to his hauler. Jeff Dixon, who raced his way through the field from his starting spot outside row three, started his quest for a win, with Shields trying to fend off Dixon.

Shields ran the the low side, with Dixon racing on the cushion on the high side. The two drivers raced on for laps this way, putting the fans in a frenzy. Dixon eventually got by Shields, racing to his 3rd win of the year at I-35 Speedway.


Jeff Dixon won the American Racer USRA Stock Car feature.

The final race of the night was, perhaps, one of the most thrilling. The front row for the USRA A-Mods consisted of Lee Hibner on the inside, with Paden Phillips on the outside. Dennis Elliott was inside row two, with Chris Mercer. Last week’s feature winner, Zach Sanders began inside row four. As the green flag flew, Hibner ran to the lead, with Elliott trying everything he could do to go low inside Hibner.

This epic battle continued for several laps. After a restart, Elliott drifted high out of turn two in a high speed traffic jam, and Paden Phillips was soon giving Hibner a ton of pressure for the lead, just as Elliott had done, but to no avail. On the final lap, Paden once again tried the outside line coming out to turn two, but this time, Hibner was not able to motor away to shut the door on Paden.

In turn three, Hibner ran the low-middle of the banking with Paden up top. Side-by-side they drag raced to the finish line, with Paden edging out Hibner for the win, the second of the year for Phillips to the trill of the crowd.


Paden Phillips won the USRA Modified feature.

Next Saturday, June 8, will be Casey’s Night and will feature a complete racing lineup featuring the Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series USRA Modifieds, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods and American Racer USRA Stock Cars, as well as the E-Mods, Pure Stocks, Midwest Limited Late Models, Sport Compacts and Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racing Series. I-35 Speedway Little Buddies Power Wheels Kids (6 & 12 Volt) will also be competing at intermission.

I-35 Speedway is your home for dirt track racing at it’s best!

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Racing Association
Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series
I-35 Speedway, Winston, Mo.
Saturday, June 1, 2019

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

OUT-PACE USRA B-MODS

Heat #1:
1. (2) 17T Shadren Turner, St. Joseph, Mo.
2. (5) 07 Daniel Harris, Excelsior Springs, Mo.
3. (4) 10 Johnny McGinnis, Hardin, Mo.
4. (6) 2T Todd Luke, Maryville, Mo.
5. (3) 3D Robert Williams, St. Joseph, Mo.
6. (1) 63 Billy Spilman, Rushville, Mo.

Heat #2:
1. (2) 3X3 Nick Newton, Bonner Springs, Kan.
2. (4) 117 Tim Galvan, Kansas City, Mo.
3. (6) 69 Tyler Cadwallader, Amazonia, Mo.
4. (3) 0 Chase Galvan, Kansas City, Kan.
5. (5) 14H Blake Hayes, Albany, Mo.
6. (1) 59 Jamie Aleshire, Moberly, Mo.

Feature:
1. (3) 07 Daniel Harris, Excelsior Springs, Mo.
2. (1) 17T Shadren Turner, St. Joseph, Mo.
3. (2) 3X3 Nick Newton, Bonner Springs, Kan.
4. (8) 0 Chase Galvan, Kansas City, Kan.
5. (6) 10 Johnny McGinnis, Hardin, Mo.
6. (11) 63 Billy Spilman, Rushville, Mo.
7. (4) 117 Tim Galvan, Kansas City, Mo.
8. (9) 14H Blake Hayes, Albany, Mo.
9. (7) 2T Todd Luke, Maryville, Mo.
10. (5) 69 Tyler Cadwallader, Amazonia, Mo.
11. (10) 3D Robert Williams, St. Joseph, Mo.
DNS – 59 Jamie Aleshire, Moberly, Mo.

AMERICAN RACER USRA STOCK CARS

Heat #1:
1. (3) 18W Travis Walker, Cameron, Mo.
2. (6) 111 Butch Bailey, Novelty, Mo.
3. (5) 46 David Holcomb, Kansas City, Kan.
4. (4) 22H Tim Hoselton, Galt, Mo.
5. (1) S20 Gene Stigall, Winston, Mo.
6. (2) 93 Sam Scott, Polo, Mo.

Heat #2:
1. (2) 42T Tim Shields, Kansas City, Mo.
2. (4) 11 Austin O'Neal, Kearney, Mo.
3. (3) 88 Jeff Dixon, Trenton, Mo.
4. (1) 57 George Burnett, Cameron, Mo.
5. (5) 47 Paul Carter, Kearney, Mo.
6. (6) 16 Paul Lanfermann Il, Atchison, Kan.

Feature:
1. (6) 88 Jeff Dixon, Trenton, Mo.
2. (3) 42T Tim Shields, Kansas City, Mo.
3. (2) 111 Butch Bailey, Novelty, Mo.
4. (5) 46 David Holcomb, Kansas City, Kan.
5. (11) S20 Gene Stigall, Winston, Mo.
6. (12) 93 Sam Scott, Polo, Mo.
7. (1) 18W Travis Walker, Cameron, Mo.
8. (9) 57 George Burnett, Cameron, Mo.
9. (10) 16 Paul Lanfermann Il, Atchison, Kan.
10. (8) 47 Paul Carter, Kearney, Mo.
11. (7) 22H Tim Hoselton, Galt, Mo.
12. (4) 11 Austin O'Neal, Kearney, Mo.

USRA MODIFIEDS

Heat #1:
1. (2) 9D8 Paden Phillips, Chanute, Kan.
2. (1) 13 Chris Mercer, Excelsior Springs, Mo.
3. (4) 15 Ed Noll, Excelsior Springs, Mo.
4. (8) R21 Ryan Schaffer, Corning, Iowa
5. (6) 78 Derrick Hicks, Ravenwood, Mo.
6. (3) 42 Sam Florence, Lathrop, Mo.
7. (5) 0 Richard Layne, Kansas City, Mo.
8. (7) 33C Cole Moore, Kansas City, Mo.

Heat #2:
1. (3) 99H Lee Hibner, Chillicothe, Mo.
2. (5) 29 Dennis Elliott, Mt. Ayr, Iowa
3. (2) 98 Austin Johnson, Kansas City, Mo.
4. (6) 69 Zach Sanders, Kearney, Mo.
5. (1) 89 Tyler Hibner, Chillicothe, Mo.
6. (4) 97 Houston Johnson, Kansas City, Mo.
7. (7) 2H John Hanson, Stewartsville, Mo.
8. (8) 75 Mike Johnson, Kansas City, Mo.

Feature:
1. (2) 9D8 Paden Phillips, Chanute, Kan.
2. (1) 99H Lee Hibner, Chillicothe, Mo.
3. (7) 69 Zach Sanders, Kearney, Mo.
4. (3) 29 Dennis Elliott, Mt. Ayr, Iowa
5. (9) 78 Derrick Hicks, Ravenwood, Mo.
6. (10) 89 Tyler Hibner, Chillicothe, Mo.
7. (13) 42 Sam Florence, Lathrop, Mo.
8. (5) R21 Ryan Schaffer, Corning, Iowa
9. (11) 97 Houston Johnson, Kansas City, Mo.
10. (4) 13 Chris Mercer, Excelsior Springs, Mo.
11. (15) 33C Cole Moore, Kansas City, Mo.
12. (12) 2H John Hanson, Stewartsville, Mo.
13. (8) 98 Austin Johnson, Kansas City, Mo.
14. (6) 15 Ed Noll, Excelsior Springs, Mo.
15. (14) 0 Richard Layne, Kansas City, Mo.
DNS – 75 Mike Johnson, Kansas City, Mo.



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