By Rick Staley OSBORN, Mo. (Aug. 17) – Chad Clancy was a double winner Friday at US 36 Raceway, topping IMCA Modified and IMCA Sunoco Stock Car features. Clancy battled Mich Ross before going the upper hand in the Stock Car show. He went side-by-side and wheel-to-wheel with Richard Spriggs before taking his second checkers of the evening in the Modified main. Matt Lent ran a near-perfect Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main event and the result was his career-first win. Steve Starmer was second while Josh Munsen’s late charge for third. Jack Potter led every lap in winning his first local IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car main event. Drivers wished a happy birthday to Caleb Hammond via live video, and collected stickers as well as more than $1,000 during intermission for the 11-year-old race fan from Oskaloosa, Iowa, battling leukemia.
By Rick Staley OSBORN, Mo. – US 36 Speedway at Osborn, Mo., and Eagle, Neb., Raceway are paying $700 to win and $350 to start their respective Friday, Aug. 3 and Saturday, Aug. 4 Misfit Challenge main events. The winner of the two-track point bonus will earn $300 cash, enjoy a sit-down meal with Thomas Weeks of the Discovery Channel’s Misfit Garage during the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Nationals weekend and compete with a free wrap Sprint Nationals weekend with the Discovery Channel Misfit Garage Design. As an added bonus, all IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car drivers racing at US 36 Raceway receive free Admission/pit pass. Also running Friday are IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods. The Shocker Chassis 6-Pack Shootout for the top six vote getters in the Northern SportMods is on the card with one lucky fan being drawn to participate and win a cash prize Gates open at 5 p.m. and racing begins at 8 p.m.
OSBORN, Mo. (July 27) – Twenty-two near-perfect laps after taking the initial green flag, Blake Peeler was celebrating a $1,262 payday and the highlight of his IMCA Sunoco Stock Car career. Peeler led every circuit of US 36 Raceway’s Joe Crist Memorial Friday night, taking the big win in front of a packed grandstand at Osborn. Peeler took command from the start of the second annual event after wife Nellie drew the two pill for him. A couple cautions kept him out of lapped traffic and Peeler put some distance on the rest of the field following the final restart with four laps left. “I’ve won championship night and mid-season championship night features before but this is the absolute highlight of my career,” he said. “I’m good friends with the (Crist) family so winning this race means a lot to me.” Brad Whitney was second, a couple car lengths back, and hard charger Mich Ross was third. Billie Hoover and Brian LaBonte completed the top five. “I knew Brad would race me clean,” said Peeler. [Read More]
OSBORN, Mo. – Two dollars from each general admission ticket sold Friday night, July 13 at US 36 Raceway will be donated to the fund helping driver Eddie Schwope Jr. with medical expenses. Photographer Judy Staley and announcer Rick Staley have each made initial donations. A helmet will also be passed during intermission to raise money for Schwope.
By Rick Staley OSBORN, Mo. – US 36 Raceway remembers Jason Johnson this Friday, June 29 on Glass Doctor Night at the Races. Jason Johnson was not only a great race car driver but dedicated family man and father. Matt Richards Racing has donated a Jason Johnson banner that all drivers will sign as they enter the pits. This signed banner will be auctioned to the highest bidder during our Intermission with all proceeds going to Bobbi and Jaxx to help with expenses. Any driver with items and memorabilia they would like to donate for this auctioned can contact Rick Staley 660 541-4378. A donation bucket will also be in the grandstands as well. Intermission will see a drawing for two bicycles donated by Hanes Racing and Wild Child Nation for two lucky kids. Track officials ask if you’ve won a bike this year you let someone else have the chance to win.
By Rick Staley OSBORN, Mo. – Attention all IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car drivers at US 36 Raceway … in a continued effort to get more Sprint Cars at the track, the following changes will take effect immediately: *IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars will pay $650 to win and $250 to start the Feature. *All IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car restarts will now be single file after the initial green flag start, no more Delaware Double File Restarts. *The entry cutoff time for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars will be moved from 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. for all those traveling a long distance after work. Track officials will make every effort to accommodate all those traveling and wishing to race at Osborn as US 36 continues to bring back winged Sprint Car racing to the area. Any questions or suggestions can be directed to promoter Jon Boller Jr. at 816 752-3645.
By Rick Staley OSBORN, Mo. (June 22) – A single caution delayed Nic Hanes’ flag to flag run at the front of the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod field Friday at US 36 Raceway. Hanes picked up the win while Randy Smith Jr. celebrating his anniversary, placed a solid second. Third went to hard charger Steven Clancy. The IMCA Modified feature was contested by drivers from four states and Kansas clipper Darren Fuqua went home with the winner’s trophy. Matt Richards led start to finish in the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car main and Mike Nichols topped the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars.
By Rick Staley OSBORN, Mo. (June 15) – Casey Burnett proved the fastest of 20 entries in Friday’s Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature at US 36 Raceway. Burnett battled side-by-side with Matt lent for the front spot before edging ahead. Lent ended at the runner-up and third was Chris Wright. Chad Clancy picked up his second local IMCA Modified win of the season, holding off Shadren Turner for the checkers. Brad Whitney led every lap of the caution-free IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature and Tyler Drueke topped the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car main event.
OSBORN, Mo. (June 8) – It’s been a few years since he’s been to Osborn but Trevor Grossenbacher showed he still knows how to get to the front at US 36 Raceway. Grossenbacher caught up with Tyler Drueke in traffic and made what proved to be the winning pass with four laps to go in Friday’s Budweiser Shootout feature for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars. “The last time I ran here was five years ago,” said Grossenbacher, who earned $1,000 for the feature victory and another $200 for winning his heat race. “It’s a 2-1/2 hour trip for us but I’m sure we’ll go back. It was a fun night.” The fifth starting Drueke and fourth starting Grossenbacher ran 1-2 much of the 20-lapper, contested by 19 cars representing six states. The caution came out with six laps remaining; Grossenbacher used the top side to take the lead away two circuits later. “I thought for sure he’d (Drueke) go to the top for the restart,” Grossenbacher said. “He went to the bottom and that’s when I [Read More]
OSBORN, Mo. – US 36 Raceway roars into the Memorial Weekend with the second annual Miller Lite IMCA Modified Madness. The Friday, May 25 feature at Osborn pays $1,000 to win, a minimum of $130 to start and is a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying event. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods race for $500 to win and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $400 to win. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, Missouri State and track points will be awarded. There is no entry fee and pit passes are $30. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and military with ID, $6 for kids ages 7-12 and free for six and under. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 6 p.m. Hot laps are at 7:30 p.m. with racing to follow. Paper and pens will be provided for the drivers’ autograph session to be held during the brief intermission; fans can also bring personal items to be autographed by their favorite driver(s). Two kids’ bicycles are among the prizes [Read More]