Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Kansas City car shows, car cruises, and car races for June 28, 29, 30 and July 1, 2012

Good car stuff abounds in Kansas City once again this weekend.

If you like car racing, you need to be at Lakeside Speedway Saturday night when the World of Outlaws sprint cars take to the track. These are the same cars and drivers that compete in the famed Knoxville Nationals, and they are owned by guys like Tony Stewart and Kasey Kahne. And really, you shouldn’t go through your life without seeing Steve Kinser and Sammy Swindell doing what they do best.

Are there any car shows? Uh, yeah. From North Kansas City to Springfield, there are all sorts of big events happening in the area. Or, if you just want to check out an awesome cruise night, head to Liberty, Independence, Kearney, or all points in between.

The entire Kansas City car show, car cruise, and car racing schedule for June 29-30 and July 1 is listed below.


Kansas City-area car shows

Wednesday, June 27. Kansas City, Mo. Dale Wilch's Man Cave Indoor Swap Meet. 1501 West 31st Street, 64108. 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, call Dale at (913) 788-3219, e-mail dale@rpmcat.com, or visit http://www.dalewilch.com/.

Wednesday, June 27. Independence, Mo. 40 Hwy Big Boy Cruise Night. 12401 E 40 Hwy (40 Hwy and Crysler Ave), 64055. For more information, call Mike at (816) 519-6424.

Thursday, June 28. Independence, Mo. McDonald's Cruise Night. 16235 E 24 Hwy (E of M-291 Hwy on US 24 Hwy), 64056. For more information, call Jim at (816) 985-4317.

Friday, June 29. Lenexa, Kan. Car Club Night. Longbranch Steakhouse, 8600 Marshall Dr, 66214. 5:00 p.m. For more information, call (913) 894-5334.

Friday, June 29. Overland Park, Kan. Longbranch Ale House TGIF Cruise. Longbranch Alehouse, 9095 Metcalf, 66212. 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, call Chris at (913) 642-9555.

Friday, June 29. Overland Park, Kan. Fast Fridays at KC Trends Motorsports, 13300 Grandview St, 66213. 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. For more information, call (913) 962-5200.

Friday, June 29. Cameron, Mo. 9th Annual Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show. 3rd Street, West side of Highway 69. 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. For more information, call Ed or Rita at (816) 288-1510, or call Earl at (816) 632-0891.

Now-Friday, June 29. Topeka, Kan. 53rd Annual Corvette Club Convention. Heartland Park and other locations. For more information, call (816) 289-8396.

Friday, June 29-Saturday, June 30. Springfield, Mo. 25th Annual Midwest Chevelle Regional Car Show. Ramada Oasis Convention Center, 2546 Glenstone. For more information, call Mike at (417) 833-4309.

Saturday, June 30. Liberty, Mo. Downtown Liberty Car Cruise. Kansas and Main Streets on the Square in Downtown Liberty. 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. For more information, call Gary at (816) 524-PONY (7669) or Werner at (816) 810-9487.

Saturday, June 30. Independence, Mo. Hi Boy Cruise Night. 16721 East Gudgell Road, 64055. 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, call (816) 350-2120.

Saturday, June 30. Everest, Kan. Hot Rods in the Park. Everest South Park. Registration at 3:00 p.m. Judging from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. For more information, call Michael at (913) 426-4690.

Saturday, June 30. Randolph, Kan. Randolph Lucky 13 Car Show. Randolph City Park. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. For more information, or to register, call Duane at (785) 313-1053, or Marie at (785) 293-2460. You can also e-mail marie_frdrch@yahoo.com.

Saturday, June 30. North Kansas City, Mo. Centennial Car Show. Armor Road and Fayette. Noon-4:00 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.nkc.org/calendarView.aspx?cid=16922, or e-mail Bruce at bruce@homesolvers.com.

Saturday, June 30. Independence, Mo. Summer Cruise-In at the Hartman Heritage Center. Jackson Drive next to Buffalo Wild Wings. 6:00 p.m. For more information contact Jim at (816) 808-1154.

Saturday, June 30. Raymore, Mo. Hot Rods and Hawgs Cruise-In. Thirsty Ernie's Sports Bar and Grill, 1276 W Foxwood Dr, 64083. 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. For more information, call (816) 322-2779.

Saturday, June 30. Buckner, Mo. R.E.A.C.H. Car and Bike Show. Heisler Park, 306 N Park Ave, 64016. For more information, call Shawn at (816) 245-3766, or Vickie at (816) 245-3878.

Saturday, June 30. Lee's Summit, Mo. John Knox Village Uncle Sam's Birthday Car Show. 1001 N.W. Chipman Road, 64081. 9:30 a.m. For more information, call Dick at (816) 246-2626.

Saturday, June 30. Randolph, Kan. Randolph Lucky 13th Annual Car Show. City Park. For more information, call Duane at (785) 313-1053, or Marie at (785) 293-2460.

Sunday, July 1. Kansas City, Kan. to Lawrence, Kan. Memorial Drive/Ride/Graveside Service for Todd Karnahan. Todd was the founder of Greaserama the president of Los Punk Rods Car Club. Procession will leave Todd and Leslie's home at 11:00 a.m. and travel to Oak Hill cemetery in Lawrence. Custom cars and hot rods meet at the Boulevard Drive-In, 1051 Merriam Lane, 66103 and fall in behind the family and Los Punk Rods members. After the graveside service there will be a potluck style gathering at Burcham Park in Lawrence. For more information, visit this thread on the HAMB messageboard. http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=706536.

Sunday, July 1. Excelsior Springs, Mo. Rainey's Kruze. Slice of Paradise Pizza, 2320 Vintage Court, 64024. 1:00 p.m. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/301456649944801/.

Sunday, July 1. Kearney, Mo. American Iron Truck and Car Club Cruise Night. 92 Hwy just E of I-35 in the Remax, 64060. 5:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. For more information, call Troy at (816) 377-3271.

Sunday, July 1. Kansas City, Mo. Art of the Machine Show featuring the Veteran Motor Car Club of America. Kansas City’s City Market, 20 Genessee St, 64102. For more information, call Deb at (816) 842-1271.


Kansas City-area car races

Friday, June 29. Kansas City, Kan. Budweiser Weekly Series. Lakeside Speedway, 5615 Wolcott Dr, 66109. For more information, call (913) 299-2040, or visit http://www.lakesidespeedway.net/.

Friday, June 29. Grain Valley, Mo. Valley Sprints, Micro Sprints, UMLA Late Models and Modified Lites. Valley Speedway, 348 E Old 40 Hwy, 64029 . For more information, call (816) 229-2222, or visit http://valleyspeedway.com/default.aspx.

Friday, June 29. Lamonte, Mo. USRA RHS A Modifieds, B Modifieds, 305 Sprints, Street Stocks and Hobby Stocks. LA Raceway, 11649 Hwy Y, 65337. For more information, call (660) 620-1148 or (660) 620-1152, or visit http://www.laraceway.com/.

Saturday, June 30. Kansas City, Kan. World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and B Modifieds. Lakeside Speedway, 5615 Wolcott Dr, 66109. For more information, call (913) 299-2040, or visit http://www.lakesidespeedway.net/.
Saturday, June 30. Winston, Mo. Weekly Racing. I-35 Speedway. Interstate 35 and Highway 6, 64689. For more information, call (660) 749-5317, or visit http://www.i-35speedway.net/.

Saturday, June 30. Grain Valley, Mo. A Modifieds, B Modifieds, Street Stocks and Dirt Demons. Valley Speedway--40 Lap B Modified Double Points, 348 E Old 40 Hwy, 64029 . For more information, call (816) 229-2222, or visit http://valleyspeedway.com/default.aspx.

Saturday, June 30. Lebanon, Mo. Weekly Asphalt Racing. Lebanon I-44 Speedway. 24069 Route 66, 65536. For more information, call (417) 532-2060, or visit http://i44speedway.net/.

Saturday, June 30. Topeka, Kan. BriggsAuto.com Super Saturday Dirt Showdown Series. Heartland Park, 7530 SW Topeka Blvd, 66619. For more information, call (785) 862-2016, or visit http://www.hpt.com/.

Saturday, June 30. Wheatland, Mo. KIX 105.7 American Patriot Night plus Fireworks. Lucas Oil Speedway, 700 E Hwy 54, 65779. For more information, call (417) 282-5984, or visit http://www.lucasoilspeedway.com/.


Televised NASCAR

Local favorite Clint Bowyer won the road course event in Sonoma last week, which is a surprise considering that he earned his stripes on the local dirt tracks. This week, all three major NASCAR series make their way to Kentucky Speedway, including a rare Thursday appearance for the trucks. Last year, the bad traffic and parking issues were more of a story than the actual race in Kentucky. Hopefully they’ve got that all worked out this time.

Thursday, June 28. Sparta, Ky. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 225. Kentucky Speedway. 6:30 p.m. (c/t). SPEED TV.

Friday, June 29. Sparta, Ky. NASCAR Nationwide Series Feed the Children 300. Kentucky Speedway. 6:00 p.m. (c/t). ESPN2.

Saturday, June 30. Sparta, Ky. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400. Kentucky Speedway. 5:30 p.m. (c/t). TNT Television.

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