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Flyn Farmer 55 Set For Saturday, May 11

May 5, 2024

This Saturday May 11 Cash Money Late Models return with the Flyn Farmer 55, a tribute to the Legendary Stock Car Driver Ken Essary presented by Midwest Sheet Metal & 66 Truss Company. The Cash Money Late Model Main Event will be 55 laps &  pay $1255 to Win .

Race Fans don’t forget about the Indigo Sky Casino Raining CASH MONEY DROP...

19  Lucky Race Fans & 1 Race Car Driver will be chasing the Indigo Sky Raining Cash Money as cash green money flies from the Indigo Sky high above the Springfield Raceway.

$1055 in $1.00 bills
$ Hundreds of dollars in lottery tickets.
$ $1000 in Indigo Sky Casino Bucks.
$100 bill added in the drop.

Indigo Sky Casino will as well be giving a Lucky Race Fan a Stay & Play Package . $239 value in a FREE Deluxe King or Queen Room
$50 in Dining Credit 
$20 in  GO Rewards Play 

Springfield Raceway will as well be racing All 6 weekly classes with some added money.
WEEKLY CLASSES

INDIGO SKY CASINO 
POWRi MW Modzs

WHEELER METALS
LEGENDS 

GUFFEY SERVICES HEATING & AIR 
POWRi FWD

ALL TRAILER SERVICES 
POWRi B MOD

HAYDEN MACHINERY 
POWRi MW Modzs B Cls.

PEPSI 
POWRi PURE Stock

SATURDAY MAY 11
TIMES & PRICES 
Pit Gate - 3:30
Grandstands - 5:30
Driver Cut Off - 5:40
Hot laps - 6:00
Racing - 6:30 ish 

GRANDSTANDS $ $
Adults -  $20 
Seniors/Military - $18
Kids 6- Seniors in High School- $3.00
5 & Under - FREE

PIT PASS $ $
Adults- $40
Kids 6-14 - $15
5 & under FREE
Special Events prices subject to change.  

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About Ken Essary:

Ken Essary became known as the Flyin’ Farmer during his racing career that spanned over 40 years. He and his wife Linna live on the family farm and continue to farm today.

Ken was born in 1946.    Around age 10 he knew he wanted to be a racer after watching his uncle race at the Fairgrounds in Springfield.  He didn’t get his first car until the age of 25 in 1971.  At that time, there was only one class of cars, Late Models – Ken doesn’t remember how he did in his first outing, but he won the first A main he qualified for.  In 1974 he won 18 out 20 events at Fayetteville Arkansas.  Rolling through the 70’s Essary often raced 5 nights a week racking up 50 plus wins per season, collecting numerous track championships and wins in area special events. 

In the 80’s he started traveling to some of the closer special events and was the USAC Rookie of the Year in 1987.  In 1989 he was a co-founder of MLRA.  Essary also founded the Show-Me Racin Series in 2004 in an effort to keep racing affordable and provide a way to get started in racing.

Some notable accomplishments:
2006 National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame Inductee
2007 Ozarks Area Racers Hall of Fame Inductee
900+ Career A Feature Wins
1987 USAC Rookie of the Year
2 Time MLRA Champion
2 Time Show-Me Racin’ Series Champion
5 Time 4-State Dirt Track Champion
3 Time Arkansas Dirt Track Champion
2 Time Missouri Dirt Track Champion
Midwest Dirt Track Championship – Muskogee, OK
3 Time World Classic Champion – Van Buren, AR

Even with all the accomplishments of his own racing career, one the greatest contributions that Essary made to the sport is the help and support he has provided for area racers.  For years, Ken’s race shop was the place to be for parts, fuel, tires, and advice.  It would be hard to find a racer in the Ozarks that hasn’t been influenced in some way by Ken Essary.