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.


Barker banks big money following Joe Crist Memorial win at US 36

By Rick Staley  OSBORN, Mo. (July 30) – After a heartwarming opening ceremony set the stage for US 36 Raceway’s Joe Crist Memorial, Travis Barker went home with the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car win and $2,062. Barker, already eligible to qualify for the B & B Chassis All-Star Invitational, and Conner Masoner started on the front row and set the pace for the star-studded event.  Barker got the lead and saw Shadren Turner charge by and slide past, but not for long as Barker held the high line to perfection and drove back by Turner.  As Barker paced the field, Chad Clancy worked his way toward the front to challenge for the lead, pressuring Barker to make a bobble. Racing was fierce as throughout the field as Kasey Ayers challenged the frontrunners. Doug Keller was in contention all night as he, J.J. Baumli and Ayers battled. Masoner slowly faded as hard charger Blake Peeler, who had won the ‘B’ feature to advance, complted his advance from the 22nd starting position to challenge in the closing laps. [Read More]


Joe Crist Memorial is Friday at US 36 Raceway

OSBORN, Mo. – The biggest IMCA Sunoco Stock Car race of the season at US 36 Raceway is this Friday, July 30. The Crist Family and US 36 Raceway present the fifth annual Joe Crist Memorial, which pays $2,062 to win and makes the winning driver eligible to qualify for the B & B Chassis All-Star Invitational. The main event pays a minimum of $125 to start and the longest haul is good for $162, with $62 paid for heat race wins, drawing the no. 62 chip, and hard luck award.  The Crist Memorial is draw/redraw and the $35 pre-registration fee covers the driver’s pit pass. Many prizes will be given away at the drivers, meeting and throughout the night.  Past winners of the event are Jason Estes in 2017, Blake Peeler in 2018, J.J. Baumli in 2019 and Steve Starmer in 2020.


Snyder claims URSS victory at US 36

OSBORN, Mo. (July 23) – The sizzling summer heat was in full force on Friday at US 36 Raceway for the Drive to Zero United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing. Thirteen cars were in attendance for the second-ever United Rebel Sprint Series appearance at the 3/8-mile and it was Nebraska’s Stuart Snyder taking the top prize with a last-lap pass.  The 20-lap IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature event saw Jay Russell and Snyder with front row starting positions. Russell took off with the early lead out of turns one and two, but Snyder challenged back by diamonding the apex in three and four. The red would fly over the field for Kevin Dye flipping in turn three over the cushion.  A complete restart again had Russell prevailing with the race lead, while Snyder bounced violently through turn one. Snyder was able to gather control of the car and started to reel back in on Russell for the lead.  Mike Houseman Jr. sat in third while Zach Blurton and J.R. Topper dueled for [Read More]


United Rebel Sprint Series hosts Missouri doubleheader

OSBORN, Mo. – The POWRi Drive to Zero United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing has two Missouri events on the schedule Friday, July 23 and Saturday, July 24.  Both races will pay $1,000 to win with $200 to start the “A” features. On Friday, July 23, competition will take place atop the 3/8-mile high banked resurfaced facility of US 36 Raceway in Osborn. The enhancements on the track have given fans and drivers excitement, with close, action-packed racing. Hot laps are slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. with racing at 8 p.m.  The United Rebel Sprint Series last visited US 36 Raceway in June for its first appearance in URSS history. Kansas native Jay Russell, walked away with the victory but it wasn’t without a fierce battle from Stu Snyder, Kenny Potter, Mike Houseman, Jr. and Ty Williams.  On Saturday, July 24, drivers and their teams will head 45 minutes northwest to the 3/8-mile semi-banked facility of Bethany Speedway for the second night of competition of the weekend.   The debut of the United Rebel [Read More]


Big paydays for IMCA winners Friday at US 36

OSBORN, Mo. – Big paydays are in Friday, June 18 race night plans at US 36 Raceway. IMCA Modifieds run for $1,100 to win and a minimum of $125 to start their Modified Madness main event. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods chase a top check of $1,066 and $100 to start their Wayne Hicks Memorial show, and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $1,000 to win and a minimum of $100 to start their Doyle Lance Remembrance Race.  The Modified feature is a qualifier for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot and the Stock Car winner becomes eligible to qualify for the B & B Chassis All-Star race. Hot laps are at 7:30 p.m. and racing starts at 8 p.m. at Osborn. Spectator admission is $20 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under. The Friday show is presented by Miller Lite St. Joe Beverage.


Osborn debut for United Rebel Sprints see Russell earn Budweiser Shootout checkers

OSBORN, Mo. (June 4) – Nineteen IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars were in attendance for Friday’s POWRi Drive to Zero United Rebel Sprint Series debut at Missouri’s US 36 Raceway and Jay Russell was the $1,000 Budweiser Shootout winner.  Russell and Jack Potter set the pace for the 25-lap feature, with Russell powering to the lead before a trio of early cautions.  Excellent side-by-side action followed amongst the top three cars, as Stuart Snyder slid to the high side with Russell and Kenny Potter just to the inside while Ty Williams began his march forward, moving into fourth. Potter and Snyder dueled for the runner-up position behind Russell as Williams and Mike Houseman Jr. challenged for fifth. Potter moved to second and began a charge on Russell before taking the lead. Snyder moved into second around the high side, but not for long as Russell motored back by Snyder and Potter.  Lapped traffic bunched the top six positions back together, all within striking distance for a challenge to the lead. In traffic, Snyder got back to [Read More]


US 36, Bethany host $1,000 to win United Rebel Sprint Series shows

OSBORN, Mo. – Missouri speedplants US 36 Raceway and Bethany Speedway host first-ever appearances by the United Rebel Sprint Series this weekend, with $1,000 to win Budweiser Shootout shows on Friday, June 4 and Saturday, June 5 programs. On Friday, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car competitors head to the Bud Shootout at US 36 Raceway in Osborn, where Mike Sosebee of Sosebee Motorsports has put up $400 for the winner of a pole dash for the top six heat race qualifiers. On Saturday, the series heads to Bethany for the bookend night of the weekend doubleheader. This race also will pay $1,000 to win with $200 to start the main event. “We’re anticipating a good mix of series drivers, local drivers, plus drivers from Nebraska and Iowa,” said promoter Jon Boller Jr. “And the weather is looking great, 88 degrees and beautiful.” Pit passes are $35. General admission both nights is $25 for adults, kids ages 7-12 are $8 and six and under are free. Pit gates and the grandstand open at 5 p.m. both days with hot [Read More]


Bowers repeats run to Missouri IMCA Nationals crown

By Jacob Blair  OSBORN, Mo. (Oct. 10) – The second annual IMCA Missouri Nationals at US 36 Raceway crowned one back-to-back champion and three first-time event winners. Steven Bowers Jr. repeated as the IMCA Modified winner while Trevor Grossenbacher, Mike Nichols and Adam Vrbka prevailed in IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod main events, respectively.  The 30-lap IMCA Modified main event was led early by Josh Munsen before Chad Andersen made the move to the front. Andersen set the pace for the first half of the race. While he controlled the field, however, all eyes were on Bowers as he charged through the field. After Saturday night trouble, Bowers had to come from 11th starting and methodically worked through the field. At halfway, Andersen began to fade while Bowers continued to find more speed. Once Bowers got to second, Andersen didn’t have much left to fend him off. Bowers took off to dominate the final 10 laps and make the trip to Westfall GMC Victory Lane. The back-to-back wins [Read More]