Bowers powers to Modified Madness checkers

By Rick Staley OSBORN, Mo. (May 27, 2022) – Steven Bowers Jr. took the final checkers of the evening in dominating fashion Friday at US 36 Raceway’s Modified Madness. Bowers, already Fast Shafts All Star Invitational qualifying eligible, swept the night as he dominated the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified main event, lapping all but the second-place contender on the way to the $1,100 win.  Jacob Hobscheidt kept close to Bowers to finish second with Josh Munsen third. Other IMCA winners during the evening at Osborn were Mike Nichols, Tim Eaton and Dillon Raffurty. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars never disappoint and this night would be no different as a blanket could cover the field of competitors doing battle.  Conner Masoner took the early lead with Randy Smith Jr. and Bubba Beam in pursuit. Nichols roared through the field and duked it out with Masoner before pulling away to career victory number 587 in the division. Smith challenged before settling for second with big mover Nate Barnes third.  Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods charged to the track [Read More]


Two defending IMCA national champs among US 36 winners

By Rick Staley OSBORN, Mo. (May 20, 2022) – A pair of defending IMCA national champions were Central Auto Racing Boosters Night winners Friday at US 36 Raceway. IMCA STARS Mod Lites kicked off the evening with side-by-side racing throughout the pack of contenders. Defending national champ Dillon Raffurty swept the night, winning both his heat race and the feature. It wasn’t easy in the feature as Raffurty worked from the back of the field to take the lead at the halfway point and never looked back. Jeff Raffurty led early and battled with Kyle Guy until Guy made his move to finish second in the closing laps, moving Jeff Raffurty to third.  The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars saw Jay Russell dominate, winning both his heat and the feature. Russell set the pace after battling early with Jacob Dye and Jack Potter until Dye took a tumble down the front straight, bringing his night to an end. Russell picked up the win with Potter second and Monty Ferriera third. Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods went [Read More]


CARB Night Friday at US 36 Raceway

By Rick Staley  OSBORN, Mo. (May 20, 2022) – Racing returns to US 36 Raceway Friday, May 20 with six IMCA divisions seeing action on the high banks.  Adding to the excitement it is CARB Night with all Central Auto Racing Booster members getting in free to the grandstands by presenting their CARB membership card at the grandstand gate.  Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA STARS Mod Lites, Friesen Performance IMCA Northern Sport Mods and Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts all vie for that checkered flag and first-place trophy.  Pit passes are $35. In addition to free grandstand admission for CARB members displaying membership cards, spectator admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older and active military and veterans, $5 for kids ages 7-12 $5 and kids ages six and under are free. Pit gates open at 5 p.m. The grandstand opens at 6 p.m., the drivers’ meeting is at 7 p.m., hot laps are at 7:15 p.m. with racing to follow.


US 36 Raceway practice moved to Sunday

OSBORN, Mo. (March 31, 2022) – The US 36 Raceway practice scheduled for Saturday, April 2 has been moved to Sunday, April 3 from 1-5 p.m.  Better weather is in the forecast for Sunday, said track officials, and the extra day will also allow more time for track prep.


US 36 Raceway opens for practice this Sunday

OSBORN, Mo. (March 22, 2022) –  The roar of the engines can be heard this Sunday, March 27 at US 36 Raceway as the Missouri speedplant kicks off 2022 with the first of two open practice days.  Pit passes are $25 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under; grandstand admission is free.  The second of two practice days will be April 2, also from 1-5 p.m. with pit admission the same as for the first practice session.


Bowers’ third straight Missouri Nationals IMCA Modified win mirrors 2020 checkers

OSBORN, Mo. – Steven Bowers Jr.’s third straight victory at US 36 Raceway’s Missouri Nationals played out a lot like last year’s run to the checkers.  A DNQ due to fuel pump-related issues again on Friday, Bowers won his last-chance IMCA Modified qualifier on Saturday, started 13th and took the lead 20 laps into the main event, leading the last 10 circuits to earn $2,000 and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility. “It was déjà vu,” said Bowers, who’d won every weekly feature at Osborn except opening night. “This has been a good track for me, that’s for sure. “It’s a fast track and you’ve got to be up on the wheel. “It’s definitely not a finesse track. It’s a driver’s track.” Bowers went to the top  to catch the leaders, then moved down a line. He pulled away following a late caution, winning by two-plus seconds ahead of Drew Janssen. Jeff James, Terry Hurt and Brandon Conkwright completed the top five. Stuart Snyder was the $2,000 IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car winner, Mike Nichols repeated his [Read More]


US 36 Raceway offers five sets of tickets for Saturday’s IMCA Missouri Nationals

By Rick Staley OSBORN, Mo. – Five lucky fans will receive a pair of tickets to Saturday’s IMCA Missouri Nationals at US 36 Raceway Dirt Track just by liking, commenting and sharing this post. That simple, just go on the track’s Facebook page, like this post, comment what you like or why you want tickets and then share. Winners will be announced Friday, Oct. 8 so keep an eye on Facebook. This is one race you don’t want to miss and now fans have a chance to win free tickets to see the very best racing on the high banks of US 36 Raceway. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod drivers are all planning to take home the big trophy and their share of a whopping $50,000 purse. There will be plenty of the side-by-side, wheel-to-wheel action we have come to expect on a smooth fast racing surface, Want more, we got more, practice is free to fans Thursday night and Friday night after the races [Read More]


US 36 Raceway hosts Oct. 8, 9 IMCA Missouri Nationals

By Rick Staley  OSBORN, Mo. – US 36 Raceway presents the IMCA Missouri Nationals Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8-9, with a $50,000 combined payout. IMCA Modifieds and IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars both race for $2,000 to win and a minimum of $200 to start, with the Modified winner becoming eligible to qualify for the 2022 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $2,000 to win, a minimum of $100 to start and B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods chase a top check of $1,500 with a minimum of $90 to start. The top 12 cars from Friday qualifying are locked into the Saturday show and there will also be a payout for that night. All payouts are based on a minimum of 24 cars per division. Entry fee in all four divisions is $35 if paid by Oct. 6 or $70 after that date. Entry fee is 100 percent refundable if the event would weather out.  An open practice session is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. [Read More]


Racing action returns to the high banks of US 36 Raceway

By Rick Staley  OSBORN, Mo. – Exciting racing action like none other roars back on the beautiful high banks of US 36 Raceway tonight (Friday) with IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern Sport Mods on the Aug. 27 program.  The HWY 36 Auto and Diesel Shocker Chassis Shootout is this Friday Night as well with Mich Ross, Rickie Bobby, Shadren Turner, Nate Barnes, Carson Masoner and JJ Baumli ready to compete. One lucky fan can leave with $200 cash in their pocket if they choose the winning driver, if not, they still receive $100 for playing so be sure and sign up at the beer shack for a chance to win. The drawing will be at Intermission and the winning driver will either receive $400 or $300 depending on the fan’s choice. Pit gates open at 5 p.m., grandstand gates open at 6 p.m., the drivers’ meeting is at 7:15 p.m. with hot laps and racing to follow. Pit passes are $35, grandstand admission is $15 for [Read More]


Kids’ Night tonight at US 36 Raceway

By Rick Staley  OSBORN, Mo. (Aug. 6) – More than $1,000 in change will be dropped on the front stretch of US 36 Raceway for kids to grab tonight (Friday). Bring out the entire family for a night of fun and racing excitement like no other with free loaded backpacks to get the kids ready for back to school.  Always Family First is the theme at US 36 Raceway with fans donating school supplies and Jon and Beth Boller donating the backpacks. Thanks to Matthew and Maggie at X Factor Motorsports, Section B at Lakeside Speedway, fans, TC Fabrication and Repair, Slow Kid Motorsports, Judy Staley Photography and others who donated.  IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods are on tonight’s race program.