September 1, 2011
If you’ve been longing to satisfy your fix for some Friday night dirt track racing not too far from the Greater Kansas City Metro, look no further than Butler Motor Speedway (BMS) in Butler, Missouri this Friday, September 2nd. The high-banked 3/8th mile track will open its gates to racers and fans for an evening of racing action in five exciting classes, which includes late models, A-modifieds, B-modifieds, street/factory stocks, and hobby stocks.
According to track announcer Steve Tiedeman, Josh Poe has been the man to beat in the A-modified division the last few weeks as he has registered two wins in a row at the track. Long-time driver Dennis Bunger of Harrisonville has posted some strong finishes as well as Chase Jones in the A-modifieds. Mike Streigel and Ben Kates have run well in the B-modified division with Brad Smith of Belton occasionally dropping in to compete. Last weekend, Sundance Keeper claimed the street/factory stock main event with Allen Perryman running in the second spot. Justin Wells took the victory in the late model division with Larry Jones, Alan Vaughn of Belton and Kevin Coyne of Kingsville in hot pursuit. Jon Binning and Jason Sivils have also recently competed in the late model division as has Larry Jones. Gary Newport took the most recent victory in the hobby stock division. As Steve always says, make “Butler Motor Speedway your great Friday night racing destination.”
Posted first-place money for the competing classes include $300 to win for the b-modifieds, $200 for the street/factory stocks (will run classes separately if enough cars to run separate classes are present), $500 for the A-modifieds and $500 for the late models. If there are 10 or more late models, the first-place payout will increase to $600! There have been a nice mix of late models recently with different drivers showing up, the track is looking to have the different drivers who’ve been in attendance over the last few weeks all present on one night to put on some great racing for the fans. There have been open lates, Show-Me lates, CRATE cars, and ULMA cars all present in recent weeks. Listing of or mention of various drivers does not guarantee race appearance.
So far this week, track personnel have received calls from as far away as Des Moines, Iowa with regards to the Friday night race program. Track Promoter C.J. Chevalier spent Wednesday evening at the track doing some grading and track maintenance and has plans on returning on Thursday for some sheep’s foot preparation and watering to get ready for the Friday night race program. Gates will open at 5 p.m. Friday evening with hot laps set to roll out around 7:30/7:45 and racing shortly after. General admission for adults is $10, Seniors 60 and over $8, kids ages six to 12 $6, children five and under get in absolutely free! All pit passes are $25. There are NO track registration fees in any class.
Make your way to BMS via US Highway 71 just over an hour south of Kansas City; take the Passaic Exit to Business Highway 71, cross back underneath Highway 71 and travel to Rte TT where you will make a right turn over the railroad tracks. Travel a short distance and take the first right hand turn to continue on to the speedway. There is plenty of parking in the pit and grandstands parking areas. Coolers may be brought into the grandstands area by paying a $5 charge upon entering the grandstands. Only canned beer and ice may be brought in via coolers, NO EXCEPTIONS! The concession stand, which is accessible from both the pits and grandstands, features a full line of prepared food, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages. For same day race information call 816-738-1866. We hope you pay BMS a visit … we look forward to seeing you this Friday night.