Sunday, November 8, 2015

Nice Promotional video put together at our first race in 2013 that explains the motivations of putting Mid-America Lightning Sprints together. We combined our efforts with Midwest Lightning Sprints in 2015 in hopes of bringing Lightning Sprints back to its place in the racing community. We have decided this is not what is best for lightning sprints in Mid-America. 

Stay tuned for news concerning Mid-America Lightning sprints in the coming weeks.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

 Results from the I-35 McCarthy Auto Group Show-Me Spectacular Oct. 10th 2015

 Lightning Sprints would keep the excitement rolling at the McCarthy Auto Group Show Me Spectacular. Heat race winner Mark Billings #60e would launch to the front and never be challenged on his way to victory lane. The  Lightning Sprints 2015 Champion Tom Brown #B20 would rally late to place second with Mike Trent #85 finishing third. Other heat race winner Beau Heavelow #4 would finish a strong fourth as Jason Tanner #T20 would place fifth.

1. 60e Mark Billings (Heat Race Winner)
2. B20 Tom Brown 
3. 85 Mike Trent 
4. 4 Beau Heavelow (Heat Race Winner)
5. 20t Jason Tanner 
6. 49t Tony Layne 
7. 10 Ken Brown 
8. 51 Mark K Billings 
9. 25m Tyler Miller 
10. 10b Luke Baxter 
11. 12b Rick Baxter 
12. 19 Paden Moreland 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Dear Racers

Unfortunately due to a scheduling conflict at LPCFKC we have had to move our schedule joint MALS/MLS lightning sprint meeting from Nov. 2nd to Oct. 26th. Location, time and agenda have not changed. We are sorry for the confusion and inconvenience. 

Again the new meeting date is Oct 26th at 10am at Liquid and Powder Coat Finishes of Kansas City. Address is 4645 E. 11th Street, Kansas City, MO 64127

Sunday, October 12, 2014

As the dust settles on the final events of the year I think most will agree this has been a great year for our sport in our area. Thanks to the hard work of MALS / MLS and our sponsors we have seen renewed interest in our class with new racers, tracks and potential sponsors. It is never too early to start thinking about next season. Next year our class has the potential of having a 20 car field each and every night we race. As with every New Year there are new challenges and new goals. We would like to start this season on a great note and capitalize on everyone’s participation and hard work this season.

MLS and MALS will be holding a joint area lightning sprint meeting on Sunday Nov. 2nd 2014 at Liquid and Powder Coat finishes of KC at 10am. LPCFKC address is 4645 E. 11th Street, Kansas City, MO 64127, Donuts and drinks will be provided.

You do not have to be affiliated with either group to participate in this meeting. Donuts and Coffee will be provided. Topics to be covered are……
1. How to improve our class to continue its growth
2. Rules
3. Challenges
4. Tracks
5. Goals
6. National Rules
7. Other classes wanting our spot at tracks
8. Tentative Schedule
9. Others, Open floor
We value everyone’s participation and input. Please make every attempt to be present at this meeting as we are all in this sport together and have a vested interest in it as car owner or family members of car owners.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Next races for Mid-America Lightning Sprints presented by Jayhawk Millwright is a special DOUBLE header weekend. Night one will be at Chandler Motor Speedway in Chandler Indiana on Oct 10th then Concluding with the very special Allen Ruppenthal memorial Border Showdown race at Historic Tri-State speedway in Haubstadt Indiana on Oct. 11th for $650 to win!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

We hope everyone is enjoying their summer as there has been some great racing with great payout to be had for all Mid-America Lightning Sprint races this season. As the season is winding down there are still several shows that you can participate in. The first is this weekend on Aug. 30th for a special Labor Day weekend show at Central Missouri Speedway in Warrensburg MO, which is paying $650 to win and $100 to start. Then how about a road trip to Putnamville Indiana’s Lincoln Park Speedway for the MALS/MMSA Fall Brawl show on Sept. 20th The final show for Mid-America Lightning Sprint presented by Jayhawk Millwright racers this season is our Grand Finally double header weekend at Chandler Motor Speedway on Oct. 10th and then the next night Oct. 11th at the Historic Tri State Speedway, Haubstadt IN. This race is being dubbed the Border War show as this show will showcase the best of the best in this area from MO, IL, IN, OH, WI and other states. Both events are combined again with MMSA.

One schedule update is with possible decreased car counts at both the MALS race and the MSL race at I-35, MALS with consent of the Nevada track owner decided the prudent thing to do is cancel the Sept. 13th race and focus on races there next year.Also don’t forget that November 1st there will be a meeting to discuss the 2015 season’s rules, schedule, promotions and direction of Mid-America Lightning Sprints. Location will be announced in the next few weeks. We hope everyone that has wanted to races with MALS has and the guys who have had issues can come to one of our few remaining shows. If you want to race with the fasted winged Lightning Sprint Cars in Mid-America come race with Mid-America Lightning Sprints presented by Jayhawk Millwright

Monday, August 4, 2014

No time to rest for Mid-America Lightning Sprint drivers as our next $500 to win $125 to start race is this weekend at Nevada Speedway in Nevada MO on Aug. 9th.

This will be another special night for our drivers as they will be lined up onthe front stretch at intermission for another Meet and Greet / Autograph session with kids and fans of all ages. Children of all ages will have a chance to win a real race helmet. On this night Ryan Kent / Kent Transportation will give away his racing helmet to one lucky fan. To participate all the kids have to do is come down on the track and they will be given a ticket. 

After the Mid-America Lightning Sprints Feature is completed the winning driver will pull the winning ticket from a bowl. That lucky child will get to come down on the front stretch and be presented Ryan racing helmet from Ryan himself and celebrate in victory lane.