Dillon Raffurty dominates at Lakeside’s Rage on the River

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Sept. 24) – Another impressive outing put $1,000 in Dillon Raffurty’s pocket. Raffurty led all 15 laps of Lakeside Speedway’s Friday night Rage on the River special for his 27th IMCA STARS Mod Lites victory of the season. The run to the checkers was delayed an hour or so by two rain delays, then by a caution with two laps left in the main event. Raffurty’s brother Michael was second and Ed Griggs rounded out the top three. “I like the bigger tracks. The track definitely had two grooves. You could run on the very top and you could run on the very bottom,” Raffurty said. “I won running the top. My brother was second running the bottom.” The top three drivers received Yoshimura bonuses of $250, $150 and $100, respectively. Hard charger Nathan Wolfe passed 10 cars to score a Hoosier tire certificate. Yoshimura bonus recipients at Lakeside Speedway’s Rage on the River were, from left, Ed Griggs, Michael Raffurty and Dillon Raffurty. (Photo by Lisa Burlington) David Raffurty, the winner’s father, [Read More]


IMCA STARS Mod Lite winner of Lakeside’s Rage on the River earns $1K

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The winner of Lakeside Speedway’s inaugural IMCA STARS Mod Lite Rage on the River special takes home $1,000.  The Friday, Sept. 24 main event pays a minimum of $150 to start and $75 to non-qualifiers. Yoshimura bonuses of $250, $150 and $100 will be paid to top three finishers and the hard charger receives a Hoosier tire certificate.  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and KMJ Performance State points will be awarded. Car and driver is $50 and pit passes are $35 or $15 for kids seven and under. Pre-tech starts at 3 p.m., pit gates open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 6 p.m. Hot laps are at 7:15 p.m. with racing to follow.  Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and military, $5 for juniors ages 12-15 and free for 11 and under.  Riverside Transportation Inc. of Kansas City is sponsor of the evening’s race program. More information is available at


IMCA returns to Lakeside Speedway with six dates for STARS Mod Lites

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Lakeside Speedway’s 67th anniversary season will be its first with Mod Lites running under the IMCA STARS sanction. The class has raced at the big 4/10-mile oval, on the northwest side of Kansas City, since 2016 with a STARS national event held there last fall.  Half a dozen Friday night dates for IMCA STARS Mod Lites are scheduled this year, on April 16, April 30, May 21, Aug. 6, Sept. 3 and Sept. 10. “They’re a fun class. Mod Lites are fun to watch,” said promoter Pete Howey. “One of the things I like about this class is that the drivers are so respectful of each other. They all pit together and if somebody needs something, there’s always another driver who will loan it to them. I love that.” Many of the Lakeside competitors will be regulars at another newly sanctioned and nearby venue, Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo. “We’re a bigger track but we’ll be a nice complement in the Kansas City market,” explained Howey. “Drivers who race on Saturdays [Read More]