Following a two-week hiatus, the I-35 Speedway’s stars and cars made a triumphant return. A total of 127 vehicles entered the pits for McCarthy Auto Group Kids’ Night, a benevolent event featuring sponsors who generously contributed funds and school supplies to aid children’s back-to-school preparations.
Kicking off the evening’s spectacle, the E-Mods commenced with Adam Dunwoodie, the points leader, securing his eighth feature win of the season. Dunwoodie’s victory was hard-fought, especially as Tony Layne, the second-place finisher, applied pressure. Layne’s strong performance followed a gender reveal during intermission, where it was announced that the Layne family would soon welcome a new baby boy. Michael Hascall maintained a prominent position throughout the race, ultimately securing third place. Nathan Hampton’s solid performance earned him a fourth-place finish, while esteemed veteran Jeremiah Asher rounded out the top five.
In Pure Stock division action, Jeffery Sears clinched his seventh feature win of the season, successfully fending off defending track champion Ava Dixon, who secured the second-place position. CJ Turner demonstrated a strong race, ascending to third place. Marshall Cramer concluded the race in fourth, while Tyler Phillips secured the fifth spot.
In the Midwest Limited Late Models category, Paul Glendenning emerged victorious, claiming his inaugural feature win of the season. Glendenning managed to hold off Houston Johnson, the points leader, along with Jon Binning, Jackson Brawner, and Tommy Cordray, who rounded out the top five.
A remarkable 19 racecars participated in the Show Me Vintage series, with Bryant Moyer prevailing as the winner. Chad Eickleberry and Tom Charles persistently applied pressure, securing second and third places respectively. Damon Clevenger achieved a fourth-place finish, while Dan Schmidt rounded off the top five.
Bobby Williams made an impactful debut at I-35 Speedway in the USRA B-Mods, snatching victory by overtaking Ethan Issacs on the final lap. Issacs had led for a significant portion of the race but ultimately secured second place. USRA B-Mod national points leader Shadren Turner completed the race in third. Austin Charles claimed victory in his competition with Tyler Cadwallader, finishing fourth and fifth respectively.
In the Medieval USRA Stock Car division, Jeff Dixon, the track points leader, clinched his second feature win of the year. Dixon successfully navigated challenges from Doug Keller, who secured second place. Nic Hanes displayed an impressive performance, ultimately achieving a third-place finish, while Scott Carlson and Mason Beck secured fourth and fifth places respectively. This marked Beck’s inaugural appearance at I-35 Speedway.
Within the USRA Modifieds category, Tyler Hibner triumphed after a fierce battle with Darren Shaw, securing his eighth win of the season. Shaw valiantly secured second place, followed by Tyler Grooms, who demonstrated resilience by replacing an engine prior to the races. Houston Johnson, the track points leader, concluded the race in fourth, with Lee Hibner making a resilient rebound to secure fifth place.
David Kirkpatrick, a newcomer to I-35 Speedway, celebrated victory in the Sport Compacts category, skillfully overtaking race leader Harold Robb Jr. Robb settled for second place. Another newcomer, David Matney, achieved a commendable third-place finish after a spirited battle with Elijah Hoyt, who secured fourth place. Hunter Throckmorton concluded the race in fifth position.
In the Jr Sport Compacts division, Brycen Bouzek secured his fifth feature win of the season. Bouzek skillfully repelled challenges from Grant Sheetz, who secured second place, and point leader Payton Hanes, who concluded the race in third. Emma Mather managed to overtake Katelyn Flemming at the finish line, clinching fourth place, while Flemming secured fifth.