Racing action from Kansas Speedway

Spencer Gallagher, No. 23, won his first ARCA race on Friday night at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. Also on Friday, Mason Mitchell won the ARCA Racing Series championship.  Racing continues at 1 p.m. Sunday at Kansas Speedway with a Sprint Cup race.(Fan photo)
Spencer Gallagher, No. 23, won his first ARCA race on Friday night at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. Also on Friday, Mason Mitchell won the ARCA Racing Series championship. Racing continues at 1 p.m. Sunday at Kansas Speedway with a Sprint Cup race.(Fan photo)

Sparks flew on Friday in more than one accident at the Kansas Speedway ARCA race.  Frank Kimmel, No. 44, created a lot of sparks in this wreck. (Fan photo)
Sparks flew on Friday in more than one accident at the Kansas Speedway ARCA race. Frank Kimmel, No. 44, created a lot of sparks in this wreck. (Fan photo)

Racing resumes at 1 p.m. Sunday with the Sprint Cup series race at Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)
Racing resumes at 1 p.m. Sunday with the Sprint Cup series race at Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)

A post-race concert Friday night featured Drowning Pool. (Fan photo)
A post-race concert Friday night featured Drowning Pool. (Fan photo)

Busch takes Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway

Kyle Busch has had a troubled relationship with Kansas Speedway since the repave in 2012, in his last four starts in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in Kansas He has finished outside the top 30 three times. His best finish was in the 5-hour ENERGY® 400 this past May when he finished 15th.

Busch led 34 laps before going to Gatorade Victory Lane in the Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.

“We did really good here in the spring with our Toyota Care Tundra and won in that,” Busch said. “I feel like our Cup car is OK, if we can get out of here with a top 10 day tomorrow that would be pretty good.”

Kevin Harvick, who won the pole for Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 finished second, Ryan Blaney finished third and Paul Menard and Ty Dillon rounded out the top five.
Chase Elliott held on to his NASCAR Nationwide Series points lead after finishing 10th Saturday; he leads teammate Regan Smith by 38 points.

The Sprint Cup Series ran two practice sessions for Sunday’s race, Marcos Ambrose topped the first practice and Kyle Larson was fastest in the second practice.

Tickets for Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400, which starts at 1 p.m., are still available and can be purchased by calling 866-460-7223 or at the gate each day.

Parking is free at Kansas Speedway and fans can bring in one 14x14x14-inch soft-sided cooler with their favorite food and beverages.
– Story from Kansas Speedway

Local favorite Jennifer Jo Cobb, a Kansas City, Kan., native, was 24th in the Nationwide race, driving a Chevrolet. She started 39th.

St. Paul’s church to celebrate St. Francis Day with festival today

Sunday, Oct. 5, will be a special day in Kansas City, Kan., for both animals and
humans. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will hold a St. Francis Day Festival featuring blessings for pets with animal themed fun and games for their families.

The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 5 on the church grounds at North 18th Street and Washington Boulevard in KCK. Admission is free and tickets will be sold for games and food.

Besides the blessing of the pets, there will be a St. Francis puppet show, face painting,temporary tattoos and a fundraiser. Food will include homemade tamales, hamburger and hot dog plates and snow cones.

Kids and adults can win prizes at games like Angry Birds, duck race, bean bag and ring
toss, spoon-and-egg and sack races and animal piñatas. A disc jockey will provide music and karoke for the event.

In addition, the Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department will have a fire truck on display and the Greater Kansas City Humane Society will provide information about pet adoption and services.

The church will also hold a liturgical service outside at 11 a.m. All are welcome to attend, including pets.

The event is a fundraiser to benefit St. Paul’s programs, activities and community outreach.

Tickets may be purchased on the day of the event at St. Paul’s Church.

For more information, call 913-321-3535, or go to St. Paul’s Web site at www.stpaulskck.org, or Facebook page St Pauls Episcopal Church KCK.