Opening Night at Laird Raceway


Friday night Racing at Laird started off the 2019 Race season. The weather has not been in our favor earlier this year and Fans, Drivers and officials alike watched every cloud earlier in the day. However with a little good luck the weather held and we had a beautiful night to race. As the cars rolled in the fans were able to see veteran drives and rookies alike heat up the track in 4 divisions.

Our Atomic Blonde 4 cyl class had a line up of 3 new Rookie drives out for there first time on the track; Kayla Kurnell in the team 88 car who was also fast qualifier, Jason Kern in the 12, Ben Cushley in the 37, and accompanying them was veteran driver Andrew Premo car 59. Randy Larret in the Enduro car took the checkered flag in the heat race with Jason Kern coming in second. The 4 cyl feature was affected by mechanical issue and will be made up next week.

Service rental Factory stock saw old favorites and rookies alike really putting on a show of clean racing. The fast qualifier was Buddy Palahnuk #26. The 20 lap feature race won by Gerry Ross in the #01 with Buddy Palahnuk taking 2nd.

Nappa auto parts Modified cars roared to life in 2019 with Mark Porpealia #28 taking fast qualifying and Mark Laakkso #84 winning the heat race, and after a nail biting run in the 40 lap feature driver Mark Porpealia #28 came out on top with Jake Irwin #21 in second.
Northern fencing Late models rolled in with Dan Byrnes #46 taking fast qualifying, and the heat race, with Dustin Jackson #61 in second for the night. Dustin Jackson #61 took the checkered in the 4 car dash. However, after mechanical failure the feature was called and we will see them back at it next weekend.

Race fans also got some bus action during intermission in the 5 lap bus race inverted on the track. Everyone cheered when Reed Gort #8g took to the track with his Mini wedge for a couple laps, and Randy Larret car #72 joined the 4 cyl class in his Enduro car so everyone can see how excited these guys are to race. Enduro date will be decided shortly.

Our 50/50 draw winner Randy Foster took home $670 with the proceeds going to the Girls Jr Greyhounds Bantam, a hockey team from the Female Hockey Association.

Next Race is scheduled for Friday July Join us for Late model Rumble right here at Laird Raceway where speed belongs


  1. A terrible venue with a terrible and unliked owner. Sell it and it might actually become a growing concern again.

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