By Jacob Blair OSBORN, Mo. (May 17) – Steven Clancy showed why he holds the top spot in Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod point standings at US 36 Raceway Friday night. The defending track champion waited through the early laps before picking up the pace and working his way through the field. Midway through the race he got to the back bumper of race leader Coleman Browning. He made the move for the lead and picked up win number three this year. Browning finished second, while Chris Wright finished third. Matt Lent looked strong early but faded to fourth and Randy Smith Jr. rounded out the top five. Mike Nichols also showed patience as he worked his way through the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car field, then on the backside of halfway he moved around Mich Ross to take the lead. While Nichols checked out to take the win, Ross and Connor Masoner battled for second. Ross hung on for second with Masoner third. Alive Christofferson fought hard for a fourth place run in his first appearance [Read More]
OSBORN, Mo. – Due to saturated grounds and more forecasted wet weather, US 36 Raceway officials have made the decision to cancel racing for Friday, May 3. The Sprint Series of Nebraska will take to the high banks, along with IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars on Friday, May 10. Pit gates open at 5 p.m., the grandstands open at 6 p.m., hot laps are at 7:30 p.m. and racing starts at 8 p.m.
By Jacob Blair OSBORN, Mo. (April 26) – Patience paid off Friday night at US 36 Raceway for Steven Clancy. Nicholas Carpenter took the lead at the drop of the green flag for the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod 15-lapper and paced the first half of the race. During that time, Clancy began to slowly work his way through the field. After starting 10th, Clancy had to pick and choose where to make his passes. A late caution allowed him to close on Carpenter and in turn three Clancy made his move to the point with a few laps remaining. Clancy then opened up a couple car length lead and made his second trip to Westfall GMC Victory Lane this season. Tim Eaton also had an impressive run, moving up 10 spots to finish second. Carpenter had a moment on the final lap in turn three but was able to make the save and finish third. Last week’s feature winner, Chris Wright, finished fourth and Jeffrey Sears rounded out the top five.
By Jacob Blair OSBORN, Mo. (April 19) – IMCA Modifieds provided one of the best races of the night Friday at US 36 Raceway, with Chad Clancy leading the way in a green, white, checkered finish. Brandon Williams had led the first 15 laps of the feature with Clancy draped all over the inside corner panel of his machine for most of that run. While those two battled, Steven Bowers Jr. closed in and made it a three-car battle. The front three were primed for a battle to the end when the first caution of the race flew at lap 15. Clancy chose the inside lane on the Delaware double file restart. Bowers got the top and, on the restart, found the grip, shot around Clancy and crossed to the inside of Williams. He cleared for the lead in turn three as Williams slipped up allowing Clancy into second. Bowers was set to pick up his second win of the season at US 36, as he took the white flag with a healthy gap. Then [Read More]
OSBORN, Mo. – Due to unseasonably cool temperatures and high winds, US 36 Raceway officials have made the decision to cancel racing for Friday, April 12, Season Championship Night number two. Track officials had hoped the forecast would improve during the week but temperatures remained too cold and forced them to make the decision to cancel. Racing will return to the high banks of US 36 Raceway on Friday, April 19. Due to the cancellation this week, all weekly classes will be running next week. The E-modifieds were originally scheduled to have the night off but due to this week’s cancellation, they have been added to the April 19 schedule. Championship Night number three on April 19 will feature IMCA Modifieds, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods, as well as pure stocks and E-modifieds. Pit gates will open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand will open at 6 p.m. Hot laps are at 7:30 p.m. and racing is at 8 p.m.
By Jacob Blair OSBORN, Mo. (April 5) – US 36 Raceway roared back to life with the return of racing on Friday, April 5. The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars saw one of three defending champions earn their first win of 2019 as Matt Richards put together a wire-to-wire performance for the victory. Toby Chapman made it interesting in lapped traffic before Richards was able to pull away. Chapman finished second, Mike Houseman Jr. third, Mike Moore fourth and Kenny Potter fifth. Steven Bowers and Jeff James dueled back and forth in the closing laps of the IMCA Modified feature. Richard Spriggs led the early portion of the race before he faded in the closing stages. With Spriggs no longer pacing the field, James inherited the lead and brought Bowers with him to second. Bowers consistently put in faster laps and caught James around the five to go mark. Bowers made his move and took the lead, just briefly. This move set up the early nominee for race of the year as the two traded the [Read More]
OSBORN, Mo. – US 36 Raceway is set to open the season this Friday, April 5 with the start of the season championship chase. Four sanctioned divisions will begin championship battles. Opening night will feature the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods. U.S. 36 has used the offseason to make numerous improvements to the race track. This season U.S. 36 will use transponders to score each race, while also making live timing and scoring available to race fans and crews via the MyRacePass app. Pit gates open at 5 p.m. on Friday, with the grandstand gates opening at 6 p.m. Hot laps begin at 7:30 p.m. and racing will start at 8 p.m. Pit passes for the event are $35. General admission is $15, senior and military is $12, children 7-12 are $5 and children six years old and younger are free. Tickets can be purchased online through MyRacePass at https://market.myracepass.com/store/tickets/?store=17636. Follow US 36 Raceway on social media @US36raceway on Twitter, @us36raceway on Instagram and like us [Read More]
OSBORN, Mo. – With rain in the forecast for race day on March 29, U.S. 36 Raceway officials have made the decision to cancel the Rumble in the Bullring. Both IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, running in the Sprint Series of Nebraska opener, and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars were on the Friday program. The opening night for U.S. 36 will now be on April 5 and feature IMCA Modifieds, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods.
OSBORN, Mo. – U.S. 36 Raceway is adding a practice to the schedule Wednesday, March 27 from 6-10 p.m. After cancelling practice on Saturday, track officials want to allow drivers the opportunity to make some laps around the 3/8th mile oval before opening night. Pit gates will open at 5 p.m. and pit passes are $25. Practice is open to all classes of cars for the four-hour session. Please continue to check social media as well as http://www.us36racewaydirttrack.com/ for updates on the March 29 Rumble in the Bullring. U.S. 36 is closely monitoring the forecast and will make a decision on the event Wednesday. The IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing season begins April 5 with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustom Northern SportMods on the program. Tickets are available for that event via MyRacePass at https://market.myracepass.com/store/tickets/?store=17636.
OSBORN, Mo. – An updated 2019 schedule for US 36 Raceway has been posted. Highlighting the update is the addition of the Missouri IMCA Nationals. The Missouri IMCA Nationals will take place Oct. 9-12 and will feature IMCA Modifieds, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods. More details about this event will be released at a later date. US 36 Raceway is also making an effort in 2019 to allow each regular division three or four nights off during the course of the season. Due to that, adjustments have been made for various dates throughout the season. Drivers, teams and fans please review the updated schedule to review what nights which division has off. The full schedule can be viewed on our website at http://www.us36racewaydirttrack.com/schedule/.