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.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Mid-America Lightning Sprints Presented by Jayhawk Millwright Results from Central Missouri Speedway Aug. 2nd 2014

By CMS PR (Warrensburg, MO) — Kids Night at Central Missouri Speedway is a family event the fans as well as drivers always look forward to and last night was another special one with a large crowd on hand to witness all the action. The night was even more special for the kids, especially for the boys and girls who left the track with new bikes and backpacks from random drawings along with hundreds of goodie bags filled with various school supplies and race related trinkets.

The Mid-America Lightning Sprints returned to CMS for their second visit of the season. The opening heat race had Phil Heavelow from Buckner taking the win in a close battle with Mark Billings of Columbia, in the final heat race it was Zack Morehead from Grain Valley claiming the victory to set up the main event starting line-up. Ryan Kent was involved in a roll over wreck on the front side of the track in heat one but was okay after the incident.
Heavelow started on the front row with Mike Trent and drove low into turn one coming out of turn two at the start of the sprint feature. Meanwhile, several drivers including Zack Morehead, Billings and Bobby Layne worked hard to maintain positions in the top five. Heavelow never looked back and worked his way through lapped traffic for the Lightning Sprint feature win just in front of Trent, who posted a solid second-place finish. Morehead moved up into third after Billings pulled off for a mechanical issue. Bobby Layne moved took fourth and Luke McGee finished fifth in his first visit to the track.

Full Feature results

1-44 Phil Heavelow Buckner , Mo
2-49T Mike Trent Rocheport , Mo
3- Z8 Zach Morehead Blue Springs, Mo
4- 01 Bobby Layne Kansas City, Mo
5-13 Luke McGee El Dorado Springs, MO
6-30 Ryan Kent Lone Jack, Mo
7- 81 Aj Tice Kansas City, Ks
8- 88t M.K. Billings Kansas City, Mo
9- 85 Ken Billings Kansas City, Mo
10-71 Tony Layne Kansas City, Mo
11-10B Luke Baxter Nausha IA
12-99c Chet Yates Cameron , Mo
13-12b Rick Baxter Nausha IA
14-19 Paden Moreland  Bethany MO
15-60e Mark Billings Columbia MO
16-9s Chris Schofield Raymore MO
17-8 Bird Schofield Chilhowee MO

Heat one Results

1-44 Phil Heavelow Buckner , Mo
2-60e Mark Billings Columbia MO
3-49T Mike Trent Rocheport , Mo
4-01 Bobby Layne Kansas City, Mo
5-13 Luke McGee El Dorado Springs, MO
6-10B Luke Baxter Nausha IA
7-99c Chet Yates Cameron , Mo
8-8 Bird Schofield Chilhowee MO
9-85 MK Billings Kansas City MO

Heat two Results

1-Z8 Zach Morehead Blue Springs, Mo
2-81 Aj Tice Kansas City, Ks
3-12b Rick Baxter Nausha IA
4-85 Ken Billings Kansas City, Mo
5-9s Chris Schofield Raymore MO
6-71 Tony Layne Kansas City, Mo
7-19 Paden Moreland  Bethany MO
8-30 Ryan Kent Lone Jack, Mo

Monday, July 21, 2014

One of the biggest events at Central Missouri Speedway each year is the Annual Kid’s Night at the Races coming up Aug. 2nd. Kids ages 12 and under will make their way onto the track to compete in foot races with prizes going to each division winner. Every child 12 and under will receive a goodie bag stuffed with various items including school supplies, candy, and other race-related trinkets, they will also receive a free drink and hot dog. 

Mid-America Lightning Sprints presented by Jayhawk Millwright is proud to be a part of such a great event and to show our support MALS racers have donated two new bikes to be given out. Also a big thanks to Kent Transportation and Liquid and PowderCoat finishes of Kansas City for donating t-shirts, stickers and koozie cups to be given out.

CMS is also requesting donations for this event including school supplies, race-related small items such as pictures, hero cards, etc, or other kid-related items or cash. All cash donations will go towards the purchase of school supplies. All leftover supplies will be delivered to kids in need. Donations may be dropped off at the track on any Saturday up to event night at the pit-side office. CMS is also asking for clothing donations for both adults and children to be given to area homeless shelters.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

MALS/MMSA Results 7/19 Flora IL clay county speedway
Heat one:
10– Drew Dorsett, Monrovia IN
10c - Chris Baumeyer, Evansville IN
25 - Collin Parker, Martinsville IN
09 - Robby McQuinn, Springfield IL
55 – Danny Gilbert, Evansville IN
77L – Justin Lewis, Columbus IN
96– Jerimy Cunningham, West Salem IL
Heat Two:
36– Colin Ambrose, Owensboro KY
86- Andy Bradley, Bloomington IN
60e– Mark Billings, Columbia MO
77- Lynn Ambrose, Owensboro KY
11- Alex Shipman, Bedford IN
23– Glenn Davers, Washington IN
19- Mike Miller, Bloomington IN
36 – Colin Ambrose, Owensboro KY
10 – Drew Dorsett, Monrovia IN
25 - Collin Parker, Martinsville IN
77 - Lynn Ambrose, Owensboro KY
44 – Phil Heavelow, Bucner MO
86 - Andy Bradley, Bloomington IN
10c - Chris Baumeyer, Evansville IN
09 - Robby McQuinn, Springfield IL
19 - Mike Miller, Bloomington IN
96 – Jerimy Cunningham, West Salem IL
77L – Justin Lewis, Columbus IN
60 – Mark Billings, Columbia MO
55 – Danny Gilbert, Evansville IN
11 - Alex Shipman, Bedford IN
23 – Glenn Davers, Washington IN
Congratulations to all the drivers and crew! And Especially Colin Ambrose and Drew Dorsett! Heck of a last lap pass and Side by side photo finish! Great event for the first time ever at Clay County Speedway! Looking forward to possible hosting more events here next year!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

After a very successful trip west to Dodge City KS that saw a 24 car field, Mid-America Lightning Sprints presented by Jayhawk Millwright turns its attention east to Flora IL this Saturday July 19th. At this weekend’s venue MALS will be teaming up with the Indiana based MMSA Lightning Sprint organization. With the large numbers of lightning sprint cars based in Indiana and Illinois we are expected this again to be a very well participated event and likewise HOTTLY contested. This event will pay a guaranteed purse of $650 to win and $100 to start.

 Mid-America Lightning sprints will then turn its attention back to local venues with back to back weeks of racing. MALS first race back in Missouri will be our second appearance and final show for 2014 at Central Missouri Speedway in Warrensburg MO on Aug. 2nd On this night CMS is celebrating our future racers with kid’s night at the speedway. To help celebrate kid’s night Mid-America Lightning Sprint racers have donating two new bikes to be given away at the end of our feature event on the front stretch.  MALS cars and drivers will also be parked in the infield at intermission for a meet and greet with our fans. CMS also has a foot race planned for the kids at the same time.

The following weekend on Aug 9th MALS makes its 2014 debuted at Nevada speedway as our first event was postponed due to rain. This event is always a fan and driver’s favorite as our drivers will also be lined up on the front stretch for an autograph session with them. Also thanks to Kent Transportation MALS will have a $100 cash hard charger award to be given out. 

Both the CMS and Nevada speedway race will pay $500 to win and $125 to start. As you can see Mid-America Lightning Sprints has something for everyone.   Join the fastest winged lightning sprint group in the Midwest. For more information go to