Oct 202014

What a Fun day of racing at CFR. We had the kids Trick or Treating the pits and everyone just having a good time as we closed out the race season for 2014. Things were normal during the qualifying round and then we threw something a little different in for the mains. The pumpkin painted disc blades that were placed by the bottom 5 qualifiers sure made things interesting. The Havoc 100 Figure 8 team race was a hoot. When it was all done everyone was laughing and having a great time and that’s what it’s all about.

We want to thank everyone for a great season and hope we see you again next year for season #12. Until then we hope we see you at a track somewhere this winter. We will get the 2015 rules posted soon.



2014 Halloween Havoc racing results can be found here (pdf)

2014 Havoc 100 racing results can be found here (pdf)

2014 Halloween Havoc pics can be found here

Sep 232014

On September 21st we closed out our 11th season here at Checkered Flag. The day was full of great racing as the old track came in real nice once again. Thank you to all that helped out all season long. We had a lot of great racing and more importantly having FUN. Congrats to all the winners.

We also crowned our Season Champions for 2014 and we congratulate all of them. Congratulations to John Dempsey, this years Jim Rupard Rising Star Award winner. Johns racing improved greatly this season and more importantly he brings his let’s have fun attitude to the track every race. We would like to thank all of our sponsors and hope you support them whenever possible. Without them we wouldn’t have the facility and prizes to share with you racers.

We would like to thank all the club members for speaking up during the club meeting as we made some rules changes for next season. There was great discussion and we think the rules we voted on will make our program and racing better next year. We will keep you updated on the race format and hopefully we will all understand it by the time the season starts.

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 11 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 at our Halloween Havoc Race on October 12th and next year for our 2015 season.

Racing results can be found here.

2014 Season Champions can be found here.

Jim Rupard Rising Star can be found here.

Racing pics can be found here.

 Posted by at 7:55 pm
Sep 092014

What a awesome day of racing. A big thank you to everyone that came out to show your support for the veterans. Like was said at the track, we did a great thing and you all should be proud. These men and women put their lives on the line so we can enjoy the freedom we have. It makes me proud to be an American.

We were able to raise $580.00 and we received a additional donation of $500.00 for a grand total of $1080.00. That is absolutely awesome. A big thank you to Greg and Susan Carrick of Carrick Electric for donating the trophies for the event. They definitely were fitting for the event. To the men of the VFW that came and presented the flags we thank you and thank you for your service.

Congratulations to all the winners of the races and the door prizes. We hope you had a great time and once again, be a Proud American because we did do a great thing.

Racing results can be viewed here.
Racing pics can be viewed here.
Updated driver points can be viewed here.

In honor of my dad – Retired Sgt. Major Marvin McDowell – Oct. 20, 1931 – July 28, 2012


 Posted by at 1:03 pm
Aug 242014

It was another Fun day at Checkered Flag today. We had 53 entries who braved the heat to race and celebrate Donna’s birthday today. Mother Nature couldn’t stop us with her 100+ heat index today. We were able to keep the moisture in the track and it stayed great all day.


Today we also welcomed Elmo Shirk our 2014 Inductee into the Kansas Dirt Slingers Hall of Fame. Elmo is a great asset to the club and has become a good friend to all. In talking to Elmo after the races he told me he figured he had driven approximately 18000 mile to race with us over the last 6 or 7 years. All we can say Elmo is were glad you decided to join us and you are truly deserving of this award.

We would like to congratulate all the winners of the races and our door prizes. We hope you all enjoy the holiday weekend next week and join us on Sept. 4th for Open Practice and on Sept. 7th for our Racing For Heroes Benefit Race. We have some very cool trophies for this race and all entry fee money will be donated to the VFW to help support Veterans in need of assistance.

Once again Thank you all for your support and we hope to see you at the track.

View todays racing results here.

View updated drivers points here.

View the HOF inductee here.

 Posted by at 7:57 pm
Aug 102014

The 2014 KDOC is in the books and all I can say is what a FUN race it was. 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 138 entries. I would like to thank all the racers for their cooperation in allowing us to run the racing portion all on Saturday due to the severe weather forecast for Sunday. Everyone worked together and were ready when their race was up and it is greatly appreciated. We would like to congratulate all the winners and hope that everyone had a FUN time and hope you all come back and join us again.

A big thank you goes out to all that helped make this race a huge success. Josh and Gary for all the hours you spend helping, Pat and Clint for the announcing, Chris, Scott, CA and all the rest of the Dirt Slingers that helped me take care of the track. Jason for videoing the races , Chris K. and Nicole Lutz for taking pictures throughout practice and the racing. To Donna and Patty in the cafe, thank you for keeping us all fed. You both worked your butts off the days preceding and during the race and Fred for all the help every morning and night doing whatever we needed done. I’m sure there are folks that I left off and I apologize for it, but if you helped in anyway Thank You.

To all of our sponsors we thank you for everything. Companies like yours are the reason small tracks like ours are able to continue helping in the growth of our hobby. Here is a list of all of them. Freedom Electric, Culligan of Greater Kansas City, Boca Bearings, Kicker Audio, Croft Rental, Custom Works, Horizon Hobbies, Team Associated, Matt Gorman Farm Bureau, Kipps Hobbies, McDowell Vintage Racing, Full Force RC, Castle Creations, AKA, RC Driver, Chunky’s RC Bodies, Dirt Oval. Com, Heartland RC, Mills Trophies, Great Plains, J Concepts, AFX Fab, Hobby Haven, RPM, Haiyin Battery, Servo City and Atomik RC.
Remember to support these great companies whenever you can. I ask you to please drop them a email and thank them for supporting Checkered Flag Raceway.

To all the club members I thank you for all your support and continuing efforts to show our guest how we have a FUN time at Checkered Flag Raceway. 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: 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…Tim
Results and winner pics can be found here

 Posted by at 5:49 pm
Jul 282014

The time is soon approaching for the 2014 Kansas Dirt Oval Championship to be held Aug. 8-10th, 2014.  With three fun action packed days full of practice, qualifying and racing, racers are preparing their cars and spectators are digging out the lawn chairs and sun screen.  Out of town racers are making their hotel reservations for the epic event of the year!!!!  The track will be primed, the cafe full of food and the grass mowed.  The midwest event of the year you don’t want to miss.  Any questions contact CFR at 913-909-1148 or on our facebook page.



Jul 282014

Another Fun day at CFR with 72 cars trying to tame the track today. It was a good day for some and not so good for others. With the track blue grooving today it definitely caught some racers off guard. Now people know what they need to work on to get there cars settled back down. Congrats to all the winners of the races and our prize drawings. It was great having some out of town visitors today and we hope they and all of you had a good time. Next up is the KDOC in 2 weeks and we hope to see you all then. Once again thank you all for your support of the track and the club.

Results and winner pics can be found here.

Updated driver points can be seen here.

 Posted by at 12:27 pm
Jul 212014

We had another great day of racing at Checkered Flag today. With all the laughter taking place today it’s easy to say that everyone had a Fun day. Mother Nature threw some warm temperatures at us today and we were able to keep the track watered and the old girl held up great. Congrats to all the winners of both the races and the door prizes.

A big thank you to Carrick Electric for coming on board has a sponsor and supplying the trophies for the Racing For Heroes Race in September. We hope you all will support all of our sponsors. Without them the track and club would not be what it is today. Thank you all.

Racing resumes next week for our last scheduled race before the KDOC and we hope to see you all at the track.

Racing results can be viewed here.

Updated driver points can be viewed here.

 Posted by at 1:30 pm
Jun 292014

It was another Fun and great day of racing at CFR today. The racing is getting better every race for sure. Mother nature tried to throw us a curve ball today but we were able to trick her again. Congratulations to all the winners of the races and door prizes. We would also like to thank Tower Hobbies for coming on board to help us out. We will now take next weekend off and hope you all have a safe and happy 4th of July. Our next club race is July 13th and we hope to see you all at the track for another great day of racing.

Results and winner pics can be found here.

 Posted by at 8:02 pm
Jun 232014

What a great day of racing at CFR today. With the hot temperatures we saw some great racing on the track today. I still can’t figure out how I got the track to wet but boy did the ole girl come on. That was by far the best racing we’ve had all season. A big thank you to Matt Gorman for sponsoring the race along with the door prizes from our other sponsors. We want to thank everyone for coming out and the great ” let’s just have fun” attitudes. That’s what the track is supposed to be, FUN. Congratulations to all the winners. To everyone that helps us with the track, we thank you. We couldn’t do it without you. We hope to see you all next week for practice on Thursday and Sunday for our next club race.

Racing results and winner pics can be found here

Racing pics can be found here.

 Posted by at 5:38 pm