By Jacob Blair
OSBORN, Mo. – Another season at US 36 Raceway has flown by and drivers have the opportunity to put their names in the record books this Friday, Aug. 16.
The early part of the season was marred with rainouts and cancellations. As the season started to reach the end, drivers started to find a rhythm in the weekly schedule and the season-long battle is set to conclude this weekend for the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods.
As championship battles are settled on the track, there is also a lot of fun to be had in the stands. Thanks to the help from Vicki Davis 66 Promotions, it is Hat it Up Night at US 36 Raceway. First, it is hats off to the ladies, so for each adult ticket sold, one lady will get in free. There will also be a competition where men can choose to dress like a lady for a chance to win $100, with the top three receiving US 36 hats. For the kids, they can make and bring a funny hat. The first 25 kids who enter will receive a checkered race bear. There will also be a most popular driver vote, and the top 10 in that competition will model the kids hats to determine the top three.
Pits open at 5 p.m. and the grandstands at 6 p.m. Hot laps start at 7:30 p.m. and racing starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for seniors and military, $5 for children seven to 12 years of age and children six and younger are free.
Although the regular season comes to a close this week at US 36, there are several special events remaining. The big one is the inaugural Missouri IMCA Nationals featuring the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods on Oct. 9-12.
Details are being finalized for the event and will be released soon.