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The Racing action in the Kansas and Nebraska area is underway in full swing.
On May 1st Beatrice Speedway and the Beatrice Speedway Hall of Fame had a racers reunion at he the speedway with many former racers, car owners etc attending. It was well received by the old-timers the current racers and the fans. The honorees were treated to some exciting racing as usual at the Beatrice Speedway.
The area drivers are starting to make their presence known in the national, regional and state standing with the International Motor Contest Association. In the IMCA Modifieds Jason Friesen had take his Jet Mod to a 9th place position in the Nation with lots or racing left to go, Johnny Saathoff is in the 17th position, In the IMCA Stock Cars Jason Schoenberger has driven his car to a 19th place so far in the standings, In the IMCA Hobbies, Corey Struckoff is in 11th position, Eric Chab is in 13th, Terry Shearer is 14th and B J Dauer is 17th. So the local guys are starting to gain ground and work their way to the Top.
Kevin Larkins of Greenwood will be found at NRP on Sunday nights this year racing in the Super Late Models. Nice to see Kevin back racing again. He is always a super fast and smooth racer.
The World of Outlaws Late Model Series put on a whale of a show at Eagle Raceway on May 14th with Steve Francis taking the win. Local Kyle Berck was up to 4th at one point of the race until he lost is spoiler and had to settle for a 10th place finish. Was nice to see a local run so well with the best of the best in the Late Model Racing World.
In the Modified Support race Wade Cross survived a late race pass attempt by Dave Trauernicht to take home the win with Trauernicht second.
In the Pro-ams Scott Anderson held of Bob Zoubek who was making his first start of the 2004 season to take home the win.
In honor of a racer who is serving in Iraq during this race season. Beatrice native Tim Fralin has changed his number from 3s to 45j for the season in honor of Brandon Johnson. God bless all of the troops that are serving our country.
Jack Gropp III in his first start at Wavelink Raceway Park came home in the 8th position. Congratulations to Jack and best of luck the rest of the 2004 race season.
Bartels Racing Chassis and Jet Racing have joined forces in an effort to build the safest championship winning stock car and hobby stock on the Market. Best of luck to them in their adventure.
Lots of new faces gracing winners circles this year at area tracks and it is going to make for a very exciting season. Best of luck to all the racers.
Now that the 2004 race season is in full swing I will see you As the Checkers Fall.
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