May 102017

Wow, what a day to start the 2017 season. We had 79 entries and 35 racers join the club and that’s fantastic. We want to thank you all and congratulations to all the winners. It was great seeing out extended family again and meeting some new ones.

For the first race of the season I would say we had some pretty good racing. I want to say we’re sorry for the delay with the printer issues but it seems we got that fixed thanks to Darren and Cody Pierce. Congratulations to Jason McClarninon on winning The Signs by Taco wrap. Taco has agreed to give away a wrap at each race and we thank him for that. We will have additional prizes to give away during the season from our other sponsors and we thank them also.

We will be taking this Sunday off so our racers can spend time with their mothers on Mothers day. Our next action at the track is May 18th for open practice from 5pm – 8pm. As always there is no charge on practice nights. Racing will resume on May 21st with the track opening at 8am, sign-in closes at 9:30am and Racing at 10am. Once again thanks for your support.

Tim, Donna and the Crew

Racing results and winner pics can be found here.

 Posted by at 4:42 pm
Oct 032016

On October 2nd we closed out our 13th season here at Checkered Flag with our Season Championship/Halloween Havoc combo race. The day was full of great racing and Fun and laughter.

Thank you to all that helped out all season long. John and Elmo with track prep, Pat, Clint, Chris, Scott and Nikki helping run the races, car inspections and taking pictures, Donna, Pat and Fred for keeping us all fed on race days and my sister for maintaining the website. To all the other club members we definitely showed that we are not only a club but a team that will do what we have to do to make the track the best we can and put on great race program.

The day started with the running of our season championship that saw great racing all day long. We then moved on to the ever popular Havoc 100 where we saw some first time and veteran racers wondering what we had in store for the race this year. All we can say is wow. We hope you all had fun. Congratulations to all the days winners.

We also crowned our Season Champions for 2016 with many of the points races coming down to the final A Mains and we congratulate all of them. Congratulations to Cody Pierce, this years Jim Rupard Rising Star Award winner. Cody’s racing improved greatly this season and more importantly he continues to learn and have fun doing it.

We would like to thank all of our sponsors and hope you support them whenever possible. Without them we wouldn’t have the prizes to share with you racers.

As we wrap this up we want to thank all of you that have supported the track and club over the years. We’re not going to name anyone because we know we’ll forget someone. So if you have helped out in any way or raced here we thank you.

This all started as a dream 13 years ago and we never thought it would grow like it has. Thank you all once again. It brings us great joy to see everyone having Fun. We encourage everyone to support all of the tracks in the area so we can keep our hobby strong. Just remember to have FUN. If everyone gets 1 new racer into our hobby, it will go on forever.

Once again we thank you for your support and we hope to see you next year for our 2017 season.
Tim and Donna

Results from Oct. 2nd and the Havoc 100 can be viewed here.

Final Drivers Points and 2016 Season Champion pics can be viewed here.

Jim Rupard Rising Star Award can be viewed here.

Racing pics can be viewed here.

 Posted by at 7:47 am
Sep 252016

halloween-1Thanks to Mother Nature on Sept. 25th we had to revise the schedule for the Season Championship and the Halloween Havoc. Our main goal is to run our season championship. The day will consist of 1 qualifier and the mains. Normal race fee’s will be in place for the race.

We will then have the Havoc 100 lap team race after the mains.

The awarding of the season awards, Havoc 100 awards, door prizes and our annual club meeting will commence immediately after the Havoc 100 lap team race.

Donna will still have the kids trick or treat parade through the pits so please plan on having the kids in there costumes. The Trick or Treat parade will take place at 9:30am. Don’t forget to bring your Halloween Spirit and Treats for the kids.

The cafe will operate as any other race day. Hope to see you at the track.

Track opens at 8am, sign-in closes at 9:30am and racing at 10am.


 Posted by at 7:32 pm
Sep 122016

img_2355What a day. We would like to thank everyone that came and helped us pay tribute to our Veterans today. Just like our service men and women do, we showed just how much of a team the Kansas Dirt Slingers are.

After a long day of work on Saturday to get the track back in shape after the storms on Friday, we ended up with a great track all day long. Thank you to Elmo Shirk and Scott and Nikki Lutz for their help.

With the VFW presenting the colors to start the day and Old Glory Flying High there was nothing that was going to stop this great day. We had friends from the South and North join us today and we hope they had a great time and will come back and join us again. To all the Armed Forces past and present and First Responders we thank you and your families for the sacrifices you have made to keep us safe. To Midwest Sports Productions thank you for the awesome trophies. We want to congratulate all the winners and Pat Hammond who won the most patriotic award. To our sponsors that supplied door prizes, thank you.

We did a great thing today and we hope you all realize that. With additional donations from Betty McDowell, Checkered Flag Cafe and Phil Beardshear from AFX Fab we raised $1650.00. That is great folks. Like I said at the end of the day, don’t ever forget what happened on this day 15 years ago “Be PROUD to be an AMERICAN”. We live in the greatest country on earth and God Bless the USA.

Racing results can be viewed here.

Updated drivers points can be viewed here.

Racing pics can be viewed here.


 Posted by at 8:15 pm
Sep 042016

ROF2016The first Racing for Heroes was held in 2012 as a fundraiser for the local Basehor VFW where Tim’s father, Ret. SGM Marvin McDowell(deceased) was a member. Being an Army brat, Tim knew the importance of the local VFW to his father and wanted to do something for the struggling club. Pictured to the left his Tim’s nephew, Jeremy McDowell (co-owner Midwest Sports Productions), Tim’s father and Fred Aaron (Tim’s father-in-law) at the very first Racing for Heroes race.

Our first Heroes race was blessed with the local VFW participating with the presentation of colors and sticking around all day visiting with the many racers and passing out of the trophies. We are honored that members of the VFW have participated in every Racing for Heroes race. What the Kansas Dirt Slingers as a club and visitors watching the race, contributed that day and each Racing for Heroes thereafter, should make all of you proud.

The 2016 Racing For Heroes race sponsored by Midwest Sports Productions will be Sept. 11th. All proceeds will be donated to the VFW Post 11499. This is our chance to give back to the men and women that fight for our freedom. We have trophies provided by MSP for the top 3 finishers in each class and one for the most Patriotic person at the race. We hope you all come out and have a FUN time with us.


 Posted by at 5:43 pm
Aug 312016

What a day. We started with a track that we busted our butts on yesterday turn out to be not that great to start with. But after we got it rolled in it turned out great. Congratulations to all the winners. We had 65 entries today. I don’t know what happened today but our racing was great during the heats so I increased the number of cars in the mains to 9 or 10 and my gosh we all forgot how to drive. I really don’t understand how 1 or 2 more cars on the track can just change everything so much but it did today. I’ll take the blame for the mains idea but I sure can’t drive everyone’s cars. We hadn’t had a race like this all year so I think we were due. I’m sure in 2 weeks at the Heroes race it will be a lot better.

Our next race is The Racing For Heroes race on September 11th. We hope you all are looking forward to paying tribute to our veterans. Hope you all enjoy your holiday next weekend and we’ll see you on the 11th.

Results can be viewed here.

Updated driver points can be viewed here.

 Posted by at 4:51 pm

Dirt Slingers are the Best!!!

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Aug 152016

What a wonderful day of racing. We had 76 entries and we thank you all for the support. We had another good field in the Novice class and that’s what it takes to keep our hobby alive. Thanks to everyone for helping out today. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, We have the best RC Club in the country. Congratulations to all of todays winners and thank you to all the great sponsors for the door prizes.

We will now take a week off and our next racing action is August 28th. We will also start posting the flyer for The Racing For Heroes Benefit Race and we hope you all plan on making it to that race. So until then enjoy the week off and we hope to see you on the 28th.

Racing results and winners can be viewed here.

Updated drivers points can be viewed here.

 Posted by at 12:55 pm
Jul 312016

Well the 2016 KDOC is in the books and all I can say is what a great 2 days. Donna and I would like to thank everyone that participated or just stopped by to watch this years event. With our support of local racers and a large contingent of traveling racers we had a great turnout with 110 entries. We would like to congratulate all the winners and hope that everyone had a FUN time.

A big thank you goes out to all that helped make this race a huge success. To John Dempsey, Elmo Shirk, Chris Flower and Scott Lutz thank you for all the help on getting the track ready and helping keep it in great shape throughout the day. Pat Moline and Clint Seitz for running the races. Josh McKinney for filming all the mains and both Josh and Nikki Lutz for the pictures. To Donna, Patty, Fred and Nikki in the cafe, thank you for keeping us all fed. You all worked your butts off the days preceding and during the race . I’m sure there are folks that I left off and I apologize for it, but if you helped in anyway Thank You. I want to congratulate Josh McKinney and Jason Boyer on there inductions into the Kansas Dirt Slingers Hall Of Fame. You both are vital members of the club and great friends to all of us.

To all of our sponsors we thank you for everything. W Here is a list of all of them. Kicker Audio, Mc Allister, Team Associated, Midwest Sports Productions, Atomik RC, RPM, Boom RC and Gary Brannon for the tire tubes. Remember to support these great companies whenever you can.

To all the club members I thank you for all your support and continuing efforts to bring new racers into our hobby. I think we showed all of our guest just how strong the Kansas Dirt Slingers RC Club is. To all the traveling racers we hope you all had a great time. It was nice to see some old friends and have the chance to make some new ones. We hope you all will come back and race with us again.

Remember to keep in touch with Checkered Flag Raceway at: http://www.checkeredflagrcraceway.com
In closing I would once again like to thank you all for helping turn my passion for the hobby I love into reality every time we all get together. We all want to be competitive but the main goal is we all have FUN doing it.

Racing results and winner pics can be viewed here.

Hall of Fame Inductees can be viewed here.

Racing action pics can be viewed here.

 Posted by at 5:16 pm
Jul 242016

It’s that time of year for the Kansas Dirt Oval Championship. This years event will be held July 29th and 30th. Along with great racing we will be Inducting our newest member to the Kansas Dirt Slingers Hall Of Fame. The main objective for our club is for everyone to have FUN. The format is 2 qualifying rounds using qualifying points and a main. Lower mains will bump the top 2 finishers to the next highest main. Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each class. We look forward to seeing everyone for a enjoyable time.

Food and beverages will be available on Saturday for purchase.

2016 KDOC

 Posted by at 7:56 pm
Jul 112016

Well it was another Fun but hot day at the track today with 63 cars hitting the track. Congrats to all the winners and thanks to everyone that made it out. It was great having 2 heats in the novice class with more new racers showing up today. With mother nature threatening rain yesterday and last night the track wasn’t the best the first round but we all stayed after it and it really came around nicely. Then there was the issue with the power outage but thanks to the generator that Donna didn’t need for the café today we were able to keep the program going.

We now take some time off due to my work schedule and to prepare for the KDOC on July 29th and 30th. We have some nice trophies and we hope to see you all for the race. The website will be updated soon with the full results and updated points. Once again thank you all for the support.

Racing Results can be viewed here.

Updated Drivers Points can be viewed here.

Racing pics can be viewed here.

 Posted by at 2:25 pm