Lakeside & USRA Extend Sanctioning Pact
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Lakeside Speedway will continue its affiliation with the United States Racing Ass’n (USRA) for the 2014 racing season.
In addition to USRA Modifieds and USRA B-Mods, the track’s Factory Stock division will transform to USRA Stock Cars for the weekly programs at the historic four-tenths-mile clay oval.
Non-sanctioned Grand Nationals will round out the four-class card on Friday nights.
Since purchasing Lakeside Speedway prior to the start of the 2013 season, owners Mike Johnson and Don Marrs have invested in track improvements to the 25-year-old facility. One of their first decisions was to sanction the track’s Modified and B-Mod classes with the USRA, and it paid off with some of the biggest weekly car counts in the nation.
During the 2013 campaign, Lakeside’s fervent fan base witnessed and average of 26 USRA Modifieds and 35 USRA B-Mods with several drivers challenging for USRA national championships in both divisions.
Track management is currently working to finalize the 2014 racing schedule. The season will begin in March and continue through the first annual USRA Nationals. Next year’s calendar will include events for the USMTS Modifieds and other touring series to be announced.