Wednesday, March 26, 2014


Adults                    $12.00
Seniors/Military        $10.00
Ages 11-15             $ 6.00
Ages 10 & Under       FREE

Pit Pass (Ages 16 & up)        $ 25.00
Pit Pass (Ages 15 & under)    $ 15.00
(All drivers $25.00 regardless of age)


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Season Opener Guaranteed $650 to win!
L.A. Raceway Lamonte MO April 26th.
Tow money for people that driver 500/250 miles each way. $100/$50. Limited to the first 5 in each milage who make the feature. Must reserve your tow money spot by emailing me. mbillingsracing@gmail.com 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Mid-America Lightning Sprints Presented by Jayhawk Millwright prepares for the 2014 season.


As the second full year of operation is taking shape for Mid-America Lightning Sprints Presented by Jayhawk Millwright it is time to reflect on the successful inaugural 2013 season. In 2013 MALS paid $14,815 in cash out in five races, making this the richest paying lightning sprint races in the nation.

Mid-America Lightning Sprints had great sponsors that helped make this inaugural year a success. First and for most a special thanks to our title sponsor Jayhawk Millwright for whom none of this would be possible. Our associate sponsors also helped out tremendously, Liquid and Powder Coat Finishes of Kansas City, Kent Transportation, Mid-West Speed shop and Speedway Motors. With these great sponsor MALS was able to attract some of the best racers in the country from as far away as the State of New York, Colorado, Indiana, Wisconsin and all of our surrounding states. Our series supported some of the biggest open wheel shows in central Missouri. One was at Double-X speedway where MALS supported the Jesse Hockett tribute race in which Phil Heavelow picked up one of his three wins. At L.A. Raceway we supported a large 360 winged sprint car show. And at our final race of the year which paid $1000 to win we supported MOWA 410 sprint cars at Montgomery Motorsports Park in New Florence MO. Which was won by our friend from New York who some would say is one of the best lightning sprint racer in the county, Don Harvey. All the racers did a great job supporting our new series and we are expecting great things this year.

In the off season Mid-America Lightning sprints was busy organizing the first National Lightning Sprint car meeting. In attendance were representatives from Mid-America Lighting Sprints, Illinois Lightning Sprint Series, Midwest Mini Sprint Association, Wisconsin Mini Sprint Association, Rocky Mountain Lighting Sprint Association and several representatives from tracks in Indiana that run Lightning sprints on a weekly basis. From this meeting a national set of rules were drawn up that all parties agreed to for consideration and possible future acceptance either this year or for the 2015 season. It was also agreed that all that attended would try and work together to help cross promote lightning sprints. Mid-America Lightning Sprints Presented by Jayhawk Millwright believes this is the future of our sport, to help control cost and have a common set of rules that all racers can benefit from. Mid-America Lightning Sprints has taken this felicity to heart for 2014 by booked several combined shows with other central United States Lightning Sprint organizations.

For the 2014 racing season Mid-America Lightning Sprints is please to have back as our title sponsor Jayhawk Millwright. Also several associated sponsor are returning such as Midwest Speedshop, Liquid and Powder Coat finishes of Kansas City and new sponsors Speedway Specialties, Jack 93 FM and KWRT 1370. This season MALS has expanded the number of shows and the places we are racing at. 

Our season starts off at L.A. raceway in La Monte MO as it did last year on April 26th in which we will be supporting the Original Winged Outlaw Warriors 360 and 305 sprint cars. This show will pay $650 to win and $70 to start. On May 25th we are honored to be the support class for a race that celebrates the life of Missouri’s favorite sprint car driver Jesse Hockett held at Double-X speedway in California MO. We will be supporting the ASCS 360 winged Sprint cars. This show will also pay $650 to win and $70 to start.  One of the highlight for this year will be at a great venue for our drivers this season. Held on July 4th and 5th at Dodge City Raceway Park we will be racing a double header combined show with the Rocky Mountain Lightning Sprint Association and Midwest Lightning Sprints. Thanks to our Title Sponsor Jayahawk Millwright and the hard work RMLSA have put into this show it is one of three races for MALS that will pay $1000 to win. The Dodge City race will pay $1000 each night. The third show for MALS to pay $1000 to win is one of three shows that are combined with MMSA out of Indiana. This show is at Montgomery Motorsports Park in New Florence MO on Sept. 20th. For the July 4th and 5th race we are very excited to be opening for the GREATEST SHOW ON DIRT, the FVP World of Outlaw Sprint cars.  Mid-America Lightning Sprints Presented by Jayhawk Millwright has thirteen races planned this season. Our racers will be competing for an unprecedented $30,000 in cash for 2014. But we also have planned several autograph sessions and our very popular kid’s bike night give away. The Kids bike night give away is something our drivers like to do to show our support to the people who are our future racers and support us. Our winged lightning sprint car show will cover Missouri, Kansas, Illinois and Indiana this season.

Mid-America Lightning Sprints Presented by Jayhawk Millwright is also bringing back our tow money incentive for this season. How this works is MALS offers any driver that is more than 500 miles tow one way from any of our races $100 in tow money, provided you make the feature. We also expanded this incentive to include people who live at least 250 miles tow one way from any of our races. This incentive will pay $50. Both are limited to the first five drivers each. You must preregister with me at mbillingsracing@gmail.com to insure your spot.

For full break down on payout, rules, schedule and news go to www.midameiricalightningsprins.com or call Phil Heavelow at 913-731-5212 \ Mark Billings at 573-289-7708

April 26th: L.A. Raceway La Monte MO supporting WOW 360 and 305 sprint cars.
May 25th: Double-X speedway Jesse Hockett Night supporting ASCS 360 Sprint cars
June 21st: Central Missouri Speedway, Warrensburg MO
June 28th: Nevada Speedway, Nevada MO
*July 4th /5th: Dodge City KS, Supporting World of Outlaws sprint car show combined with RMLSA
*July 19th: Clay County Speedway, Flora IL. Co sanction with MMSA
Aug. 2nd: Central Missouri Speedway, Warrensburg MO
Aug. 9th Nevada Speedway, Nevada MO
Aug. 30th: L.A. Raceway La Monte MO supporting WOW 360 and 305 sprint cars.
*Sept. 20th: Montgomery Motorsports Park, New Florence MO. $1000 to win $100 to start. Co sanction with MMSA
*Oct. 10th Chandler Motor Speedway, Chandler IN. Co Sanction with MMSA
*Oct. 11th: Tri State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN. Co sanction with MMSA
*National Events


Friday, February 14, 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014




L A Raceway in La Monte MO added to the 2014 Schedule 

Mid-America Lightning Sprints Presented by Jayhawk Millwright is pleased to announce two additional race dates have been added to our already exciting 2014 season. April 26 and August 30th will be at the L.A. raceway in La Monte MO. As you may remember L.A. Raceway was a fast and an exciting event for our cars. 

Mid-America Lightning Sprints Presented by Jayhawk Millwright kicked off the season at L.A. Raceway last year attracting racers from Colorado, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Illinois. 2014 will be another exciting race venue bringing racers together from all over the Midwest.

Mid-America Lightning Sprints Presented by Jayhawk Millwright will begin this year at L.A. raceway on April 26th where they will be supporting the return of the Original Winged Outlaw Warriors 360 sprint cars and the new WOW 305 sprint car division.

Our second appearance at L.A. raceway will be on Aug. 30th for their double header Holiday weekend special. On July 4/5th Mid-America Lightning Sprints will be in Dodge City Kansas for a big double header show supporting the World of Outlaw Sprint cars. This early L.A. raceway date will be an excellent time to come test for the Dodge City Kansas race as both tracks are similar in characteristics.

Mid-America Lightning Sprints Presented by Jayhawk Millwright has one additional date to fill in for their schedule to be complete. Stay tuned!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

2014

 April 26th: L.A. raceway  La Monte MO Supporting WOW 360/305 Sprint Cars

May 25th : Double-X speedway Jesse Hockett Night  with ASCS 360 Sprint Cars

June: TBA

June 21st:  Central Missouri Speedway, Warrensburg MO

June 28th: Nevada Speedway, Nevada MO

July 4th /5th: Dodge City KS, World of Outlaws sprint car show combined 
 with RMLSA

July: 19th Clay County Speedway
Flora IL. Combined show with Midwest Mini Sprint Association 

Aug. 2nd:  Central Missouri Speedway, Warrensburg MO

Aug. 9th Nevada Speedway, Nevada MO

Aug. 30th: L.A. raceway  La Monte MO Supporting WOW 360/305 Sprint Cars

Sept. 20th: $1000 to win $100 to start
Montgomery Motorsports Park, New Florence MO.
Combined show with Midwest Mini Sprint Association 

Oct. 11th: Tri State Speedway, Haubstadt IN.
Combined show with Midwest Mini Sprint Association 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Mid-America Lightning Sprint Presented by 
Jayhawk Millwright is pleased to announce that we have signed Nevada Speedway in Nevada MO to a second date for our 2014 winged season. As with last year our first race at Nevada Speedway will be on the last weekend of June, June 28th to be specific. And just like last year we will be doing an Autograph session on the front straightaway to show case our winged lightning sprint cars and our stars to the fans of Nevada Speedway. In 2013 this was a very successful night for our drivers as it appeared most of the grand stands came down to talk with our drivers and get autographs or pictures before our feature event. 


We expect a repeat of this on June 28th. Our second appearance for Mid-America Lightning Sprints will be on Aug. 9th Nevada Speedway is in the process of adding new dirt to their track which will make this fast high banked quarter mile track even better than it was last season. We still have a few more dates to add to our season. Stay tuned to our face book page or our forum and website for the latest and most up-to-date information on Mid-America Lightning Sprints Presented by Jayhawk Millwright.



The picture on the right is of Merril Lambs car from last years autograph session. Merril had the great ideal of letting the kids sign his nose wing. As you can tell this was a very good ideal.