In the television series Cheers, everyone knew each other’s name. The same can be said for the quarter- mile Mo-Kan Dragway located in Asbury, Missouri, less than a quarter- mile from the Kansas border. Track owners Craig and Carl Blanton say that Mo-Kan is the track where everyone knows your name from the starter to racers. Mo-Kan Dragway opened in 1962 after Ron and Jim Wilbert talked to local police about providing people a safe place to race. The Wilberts leased the land from Clarence Schneider and built the track as a benefit to the community. Craig and Carl GIVING RACERS AND FANS GREAT ACTION SINCE 1962 TRACK SPOTLIGHT currently lease the land the track sits on today from his son, Sherrill Schneider. Carl Blanton bought the track in 1999 and began a series of upgrades. They include a new timing system, improved lighting, a new track surface, improved bleachers and other items to keep the track a favorite among racers and fans. The most prominent events on the 80-plus race season are what Blanton calls the “Holiday races” which take place on Memorial Day and Labor Day. The Memorial Day Classic and Labor Day Classic has featured many 1960’s drag racers over the years. Some of the names to grace the facility include “Big Daddy” Don Garlits and Don “The Snake” Prudhomme. Additionally, Art Arfon’s Cyclops jet dragster was a fixture at the facility. Funny Car Chaos took place April 27-28 this year. The race featured Nostalgia Funny Cars, Gassers, and Nostalgia Super Stocks battling it out for $5,000. The diversity of their schedule is seen with days geared toward brand-specific races such 30