Lakeside Speedway to open season Sunday afternoon

Spring weather has caused cancellation of the usual Friday night opening at Lakeside Speedway, 5614 Wolcott Drive, Kansas City, Kan.

According to Lakeside officials, the new opening date is Sunday afternoon, March 30.

Races will start at 4 p.m. Sunday, with pit gates opening at 1:30 p.m., front gates at 2 p.m. and hot laps starting at 3:30 p.m.

Owner Mike Johnson said there will be many specials planned for this year’s events.

Johnson also owns I-35 Speedway in Winton, Mo., 10 miles north of Cameron, Mo., and the two USRA racetracks will be holding Border War competitions this year. 35 Speedway opens Saturday night.

Next week’s Lakeside race is scheduled Friday, April 4. On Friday, April 11, racing at Lakeside includes the U.S. Modified Touring Series. For more information, visit

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