BONNE TERRE, MO - After the wicked storms of last week’s dreaded rain out, racing returned to normal with the conclusion of the "Racing for Seth" benefit and King's Construction night at Big River Sand Drags.  Sixty-seven racers participated in this pre-holiday points race all while little Seth Barnes and his family had a blast watching and welcoming fans by throwing T-shirts to the crowd.  Seth also made the day for 18 lucky people by drawing their winning tickets from the 12 raffles.  Items were donated by several businesses showing their support for Seth.  Special thanks to John King of King's Construction, Cody Tee's, Graphic Options, Surdyke Yamaha, Dave Mungenast Honda, Air Gas, Fox Racing, Motorcycle Stuff, Parts Unlimited, Monterey Mushroom, Tucker Rocky, Shawn Jasper and Bobby Cunningham.  If anyone was forgotten, I apologize.  Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Now, for the results of the seven classes present Saturday night.  In Pee Wee ATV, it was Tyler Jasper of Barnhart, MO taking home second place while Lee Bess of Bonne Terre, MO won first and top eliminator.  In Junior ATV action, Skyler Barker of Waterloo, IL was again in the winner’s circle, only this time winning first place and top eliminator with Layton Mallow of Bonne Terre in second.  In Pro ATV, Bobby Cunningham of Wood River, IL won first place and Trevor Cain of Potosi, MO took second place honors.  It was Cunningham returning to capture top eliminator.  The Vehicle E.T. class is beginning to grow this season as Mark Grisham of Bismarck, MO won first place and top eliminator while recurring track champ Gladys Edwards of Bonne Terre won second.  Competition Eliminator featured Steve Barton of Bonne Terre winning first place and top eliminator while Dan Wies of Wentzville, MO took second.  Super Pro ATV had two new racers in the winner’s circle…and they were family!  Mark and Scott Smith of Cedar Hill, MO captured all the dough on their first visit to the track.  Mark won first place and Scott took home second and top eliminator.  Congratulations!  Finally, in Unlimited ATV, Jason Waller, Sr. of Bonne Terre beat out the field of 26 bikes, but it was Kyle Brown of Bloomsdale, MO winning second and top eliminator.

Racing continues at Big River Sand Drags on Memorial Day Weekend as they host a spectacular two-day event.  Saturday will feature Dreher Racing Night with give-aways for the kids along with a benefit 50/50 hosted by the cheerleaders of North County School District.  Sunday will be the Millsey Memorial Race and Kids Night in honor Jeff Mills, former Announcer and PR Director of BRSD, lost to cancer May 5, 2007.  Bring the kids out for a weekend of give-aways and the opportunity to donate to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.  Competitors are expected from across the Midwest to take part in one of the biggest shows slated at Big River.  It all begins Saturday, May 24 with gates opening at 2pm, time trials from 3pm-5pm and racing at 6pm.  Times for Sunday’s event ARE THE SAME.  Admission is $10 per adult; kids 12 and under are FREE.  For more information, contact James Merseal at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or (573) 225-8360, or visit

*PR Courtesy Jason Harris - Big River Sand Drags*

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