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Sikeston International Raceway | 1985

Falling car counts led to Late Models being dropped from the weekly schedule after May 25. Less than two months later, Gene Reid announced that he and Rich Slavings had leased the track from A.C. James and took over operations; Slavings had left the track as promoter at the end of 1984. Late Models returned once more during the season September 1 for a special Sunday event that attracted almost 20 entries, that division's highest car count in several years. The hobby class was the top weekly division, and it attracted several local late model drivers who made the required engine adjustment to drop down to the class.


MAY 4
Late Models: 1. Randy Sellars, 2. Danny Robinson, 3. Rod Reed, 4. Wayne Burch.
Hobbys: 1. Charlie Carslisle, 2. Rodney Dial, 3. Sonny James, 4. Johnny Hayes, 5. James Satterfield, 6. Dennis Hoosier, 7. Bill Cook.
Street Stocks: 1. James Satterfield, 2. James Fowler, 3. Donald McDaniel, 4. Kevin Stephens, 5. Don Stewart.

MAY 11
Late Models: 1. Randy Sellars, 2. Wayne Burch, 3. Danny Robinson, 4. Rod Reed, 5. Steve Santie.
Hobbys: 1. James Satterfield, 2. Johnny Hayes, 3. Bill Cook, 4. Larry Tilley.
Street Stocks: 1. James Satterfield, 2. Donald McDaniel, 3. James Fowler, 4. Ronnie Burch.

MAY 18
Late Models: 1. Randy Sellars, 2. Danny Robinson, 3. James Satterfield, 4. Steve Frazier, 5. Earl Moore, 6. Glen Rushing.
Hobbys: 1. Rodney Dial, 2. Johnny Hayes, 3. Terry Baker, 4. Larry Tilley, 5. Bill Cook.
Street Stocks: 1. Gene Fowler, 2. Gene Clayton, 3. Ronnie Burch, 4. Donald McDaniel, 5. Doc Morris.

MAY 25
Late Models: 1. Randy Sellars, 2. Wayne Burch, 3. James Satterfield.
Hobbys: 1. Rodney Dial, 2. Larry Telley, 3. Gary Beattie.
Street Stocks: 1. Gene Fowler, 2. James Fowler, 3. Donald McDaniel.

JUNE 1
Hobbys: 1. Wayne Burch.

JULY 13
Hobbys: 1. James Satterfield, 2. Danny Robinson, 3. Jim Hall, 4. Eurbie Hayes, 5. Dennis Hoosier.
Fast Streets: 1. Leon Henley, 2. Terry Williams, 3. James Fowler, 4. Doc Morris, 5. Kevin Stephens.
Street Stocks: 1. Ron Cook, 2. John Barnett, 3. Greg Scott, 4. Ronnie Burch, 5. Hershell Copeland.

JULY 20
Hobbys: 1. James Satterfield, 2. Jim Brewer, 3. Jim Hall, 4. Ronnie Burch, 5. Johnny Hayes.
Fast Streets: 1. James Fowler, 2. Leon Henley, 3. Donald McDaniel, 4. Lyndon Moore, 5. Mac Butler.
Slow Streets: 1. Ron Cook, 2. John Barnett, 3. Bob Hampton, 4. Johnny Wyatt, 5. J.B. Sissom.

JULY 27
Hobbys: 1. Wayne Burch, 2. Bill Cook, 3. Ronnie Burch.
Fast Streets: 1. Pete King, 2. James Fowler, 3. Doc Morris, 4. Donald McDaniel, 5. Junior Copeland.
Slow Streets: 1. John Barnett, 2. Greg Scott, 3. Ronnie Burch, 4. Hershell Copeland, 5. Johnny Wyatt.

AUGUST 3
Hobbys: 1. James Satterfield, 2. Danny Robinson, 3. Ronnie Burch, 4. Earl Moore, 5. Johnny Hayes, 6. Gene Fowler, 7. Larry Tilley.
Fast Streets: 1. Gene Clayton, 2. James Fowler, 3. Donald McDaniel, 4. Tuffy Hendrix, 5. Maurie Hayes.
Slow Streets: 1. Ron Cook, 2. John Barnett, 3. Hershell Copeland, 4. Emmett Groves, 5. Ronnie Burch.

AUGUST 10
Hobbys: 1. Danny Robinson, 2. Wayne Burch, 3. Bill Cook, 4. Ronnie Burch, 5. Earl Moore.
Fast Streets: 1. Leon Henley, 2. Keith Sloan, 3. R.C. Eagle, 4. Tuffy Hendrix, 5. Donnie Mayfield.
Slow Streets: 1. Emmett Groves, 2. Greg Scott, 3. Kevin Stephens, 4. Bob Hampton, 5. Cecil Carter.

AUGUST 17
Hobbys: 1. Danny Robinson, 2. James Satterfield, 3. Gene Albert, 4. Ronnie Burch, 5. Larry Tilley, 6. Eurbie Hayes.
Fast Streets: 1. James Fowler, 2. Gene Clayton, 3. Leon Henley, 4. Don McDaniel, 5. Maurie Hayes.
Slow Streets: 1. Ron Cook, 2. James Christian, 3. Johnny Wyatt, 4. Cecil Carter, 5. Bob Hampton.

AUGUST 24
Hobbys: 1. James Satterfield, 2. Danny Robinson, 3. Eurbie Hayes, 4. Steve Frazier, 5. Ronnie Burch.
Fast Streets: 1. Gene Clayton, 2. Leon Henley, 3. Donald McDaniel, 4. Mike Sheeley, 5. Don Mayfield.
Slow Streets: 1. Ron Cook, 2. Johnny Wyatt, 3. Brian Hill, 4. John Barnett, 5. Bob Hampton.

AUGUST 31
Hobbys: 1. Danny Robinson.
Fast Streets: 1. Gene Clayton.

SEPTEMBER 1 SPECIAL EVENT
Late Models: 1. James Satterfield, 2. Tony Wall, 3. Randy Sellars, 4. Danny Robinson, 5. Terry Johnson, 6. Eurbie Hayes, 7. Tony Sloan, 8. Dicky Jackson, 9. Earl Moore, 10. Randy Floyd (dnf), 11. Bill Hay (dnf), 12. Rod Reed (dnf).
Hobbys: 1. Rob Griffin, 2. Junior Lemmings, 3. Gene Albert, 4. Ronnie Burch, 5. Larry Tilley, 6. Bill Cook, 7. Rick Barkley, 8. Danny Pittman, 9. Bill Adamson, 10. Jim Brewer.
Street Stocks: 1. James Fowler, 2. Don Mayfield, 3. Donald McDaniel, 4. Tuffy Hendrix, 5. Gene Clayton.

SEPTEMBER 7
Hobbys: 1. Danny Robinson, 2. Gene Fowler, 3. Johnny Hayes, 4. Ronnie Burch, 5. Ronnie Franklin.
Fast Streets: 1. James Fowler, 2. Donnie Mayfield, 3. Donald McDaniel, 4. Lyndon Moore, 5. Maurie Hayes.
Slow Streets: 1. Ron Cook, 2. James Christian, 3. Bob Hampton, 4. Cecil Carter.

SEPTEMBER 14
Hobbys: 1. Danny Robinson, 2. James Satterfield, 3. Ronnie Burch, 4. Bill Cook, 5. Gene Fowler.
Fast Streets: 1. James Fowler, 2. Donnie Mayfield, 3. Lyndon Moore, 4. Tuffy Hendrix.
Slow Streets: 1. Mike Cook, 2. Bob Hampton, 3. John Barnett, 4. Johnny Wyatt, 5. Cecil Carter.

SEPTEMBER 22
Hobbys: 1. James Satterfield, 2. Sonny James, 3. Danny Robinson, 4. Randy Sellars, 5. Ronnie Franklin, 6. Gene Fowler, 7. Ronnie Burch.
Fast Streets: 1. Jim Hall, 2. Donald McDaniel, 3. Leon Henley, 4. James Fowler, 5. Mark Murdoll.
Slow Streets: 1. Mike Cook, 2. Johnny Wyatt, 3. John Barnett, 4. Brian Hill, 5. Cecil Carter.









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