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Archive for June, 2016

Fast Fridays Racing Continue at Atchison County Raceway with Fireworks and Adult Treasure Hunt!!!

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Attention all drivers and fans!!!! Great racing action continues this Friday Night inside the Cage as the very best of the best do battle trying to notch a win on the fast, smooth and racy, near perfect 1/5th mile speedway. Last week the Stars of the Racing world would shine and prove their talent as four divisions would not see the caution with great side by side three and four wide racing. Don’t miss one breathtaking moment of the racing action this Friday Night at Atchison County Raceway!

Intermission will see an Adult Scavenger Hunt on the infield for cash and prizes. “Now Hear This” If we get 500 paid fans in the grandstands we will draw a ticket # and give $750 to one lucky fan!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pay $12 to get in and have a chance to win $750, unbelievable, all we have to do is get 500 paid admissions to the main Grandstands this Friday Night!!!! Bring your neighbor, family, anyone you know and make this the best night ever at Atchison County Raceway!

Still want more, we got you covered, Fireworks after the races lighting up the sky as only ACR can present!!! And remember, we still offer driver shadowing if you sign up in the Souvenir Stand.
Gates Open: 5pm / Hot Laps: 7:30pm / Racing: 8pm
2016 Ticket Prices!!!

13 yrs. & up: $12.00
6 – 12 yrs. : $6.00
5 yrs. & under : free

Pit Passes: $30. / 5-12 yrs. old $15. (All Minors MUST have both parents sign a Minor Release Waiver.)
See everyone there and Remember, “Don’t be Afraid of the Cage”!!!!!!!

Hancock County salutes IMCA Hawkeye Dirt Tour winner Dripps

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Dripps won the Tuesday night Salute to Veterans Hawkeye Dirt Tour main event, earning $3,500 for his Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified victory. Coming off back-to-back wins in weekly shows at Buena Vista Raceway and Benton County Speedway, the eighth starting Dripps was already up to second when pole starter Ricky Thornton Jr. broke early and pulled into the infield.

He set sail from that point, using different lines and leading to the end of the 30-lapper. Ryan Ruter, Jeremy Mills, Kelly Shryock and Mike Jergens completed the top five.

Chris Abelson brought the series point lead to Britt, pulled off late in the contest and was scored 21st. Cayden Carter was the $2,000 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner while $1,500 checks went to Cody Nielsen and Jared Boumeester for their IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod victories, respectively. Jay DeVries took the $200 Mach-1 Sport Compact checkers.

Salute to Veterans was sponsored by Bayer Crop Science and Mike and Barb Schroeder, Lone Rock & L.G. Seeds.
Next up on the Hawkeye Dirt Tour schedule are three midweek events in as many nights: Tuesday, July 19 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway in Des Moines; Wednesday, July 20 at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa; and Thursday, July 21 at Knoxville Raceway.

Independence Day Weekend at Central Missouri Speedway Includes $5,000-to-Win USRA Modifieds!

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

(Warrensburg, MO) The second of three and most anticipated big-money special-event of the year at Central Missouri Speedway is about to unfold over the Independence Day weekend during the Eleventh Annual Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl.

Two nights of action begin on Saturday, July 2nd and continue Sunday, July 3rd with various car classes. The weekend begins Saturday with two rounds of heat races for USRA Modifieds with the overall top six in combined heat race passing points locking themselves onto the inside positions of the first six rows. B-mod and Pure Stock drivers compete in their regular Saturday night championship points-earning events while Street Stock drivers gun for their annual $1,500-to-win, 25-lap special event. The Allstar Midget Series drivers return for their second CMS appearance of the year as the night’s guest class.

On Sunday, July 3rd. Modified drivers not able to lock themselves into the inside first six rows have another two rounds of heat races to compete in to sort out the top six in combined passing points for the outside starters of the first six rows, once the second night of heat races are complete, the first six rows of the 50-lap $5,000-to-win main event will be completed. All remaining cars not locked in will then compete in C-main and B-main events to sort out the final 12 drivers to fill rows 7 through 12 to complete the 24-car starting grid.

Sunday’s program also includes B-Mods competing under the USRA Banner for National USRA points but not track points (Saturday’s B-Mods are not USRA sanctioned). The ULMA Late Models return for a fourth time this season to CMS as the guest class of the night as they compete in the Jake Williams Memorial Triple Crown Shootout, it will be the fourth-straight night of action for late model drivers to end their annual event.

The final race of the night will be the 50-lap USRA Modified main event and after the victory lane celebration concludes the lights will go down and a full fireworks display will commence for those on hand. However, that’s not all as the CMS Party Barn will come to life for a second time this year with Karaoke and Music through the night with Char. Attendees are welcome to hang out after the races and sing the night away.

For both Saturday and Sunday’s events, Adult General Admission is $15, Military w/I.D. and Senior Citizens ages 65 to 74 years $12, Kids six to twelve years old $5. Children five and under and Seniors 75 years and older are free. Pit passes for the weekend are $35 each night.

Jim Moody is the defending winner of last year’s 50-lapper and he has momentum on his side after sweeping both the make-up main event and regular race program main event last week in the USRA Modifieds. With an incredible weekly average of 28 cars this season, CMS fans are treated to some close-quarters racing in the division each week. Shad Badder, Kevin Blackburn, Jimmy Eaton, Lewis Jackson, Tim Karrick, Dalton Kirk, Aaron Marrant, Dwight Niehoff, Nathan Vaughn, Justin Plumb, and Mike Densberger of Lincoln, Nebraska all turned in their early bird entries and saved money on their event entry fee.

Although the deadline for the specially priced early bird entry fee has passed, any and all USRA Modified drivers may still compete. Although the odds of making the field are better for the drivers choosing to compete on both nights, any driver can still come in on the second night and make the starting grid because both Saturday and Sunday racing are separate nights of racing with drivers competing in two heat races on either night as these are two separate nights and two separate programs. So, if a driver is locked into a point’s battle at another track on Saturday nights, he or she can still come to CMS and race their way onto the grid on Sunday night and still have a shot at earning the outside pole position!

Weekend plans include another charity fund-raiser with two-seater car rides with driver Shad Badder for $50 per ride around the track at race speed. The money raised from the rides and the 50/50 ticket sales over the weekend will be donated to Heart Health for the local community. Listen for PA announcements throughout the weekend in regards to the charity car rides.

Former winners of the event include a plethora of Modified talent both from touring series and the best from the MO-KAN region and beyond. Former winners include Justin Boney-1998, Chad Lyle-1999/2000/2001, Richard Layne-2002, Tim Karrick-2003, Jason Hughes-2004, Dean Wille-2005, Jason Hughes-2006, Kelly Shryock-2007/2011, Jeremy Payne-2008, Terry Phillips-2009, Dustin Boney-2010, Zack VanderBeek-2014, and Jim Moody-2015.

Matt Dotson was the first USRA Modified driver to throw his name into the hat for a chance to win the bonus money added by CMS Promoters Earl and Susan Walls. If Dotson wins this race, he will receive a $2,500 bonus. Then, if he goes on to sweep the special events weekend when the Labor Day weekend rolls around, he will earn a $5,000 bonus! However, if Dotson doesn’t win this weekend, the driver who does will then also be competing for a $2,500 bonus for taking two of three specials should they go on to win the Labor Day special event later this season.

If needed, the contingency weather plan will see the schedules shift a day forward. If Saturday, July 2nd is canceled due to weather, that program will shift to Sunday, July 3rd and the original program for Sunday, July 3rd will move to Monday, July 4th. If Saturday’s program is completed but Sunday’s program is weathered out, the day two program will move to Monday the 4th. If both Saturday and Sunday are canceled due to weather CMS will announce possible makeup information at a later date. For complete weekend details head over to and click on the Independence Day Weekend Special Event Info!

CMS is located 3.5-miles north of Warrensburg, MO from the junction of Highways 50 and 13 in Warrensburg just north of the new Hwy 13 by-pass round-a-bout, or from the Higginsville exit off I-70, head south on Highway 13 for twelve and half miles. Primitive camping is available at the track, campers need to check in with the pit office upon arrival, all campers are responsible for cleaning up their area upon leaving.

Keep up with CMS on Twitter @CMSgoing_green. Like us on Facebook at Join our email group by emailing ( . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to Don’t forget about the all-new CMS Going Green YouTube video page!

CMS is located 3.5-miles north of Warrensburg, MO from the junction of Highways 50 and 13 in Warrensburg just north of the new Hwy 13 by-pass round-a-bout, or from the Higginsville exit off I-70, head south on Highway 13 for twelve and half miles. Admission prices for this weekend are: $12 adult general mission, $10 military with I.D., seniors 65 to 74 $10, kids aged 6 to 12 $5. Children 5 and under and seniors 75 and over free. Pit passes $30.

Something For Everyone This Saturday At Macon IL Speedway

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

This coming Saturday, July 2, Mighty Macon IL Speedway will have its fourth visit of the season from the quick and nimble racers of POWRi. Drivers from a number of different states will be competing with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets, a fan favorite of many. The wicked fast POWRi Speedway Motors Micros will buzz around the 1/5-mile track as well. To top it off, fans of the stock car variety will get to see their UMP Pro Late Models, a Big 10 Street Stock event, and the UMP Hornets.

Minden, Nevada driver, Tanner Thorson, currently leads the 2016 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget standings, claiming a series’ leading six wins in 17 starts. However, former champion, Zach Daum from Pocahontas, IL, is hot on his heels just 20 points behind. Daum has one win with twelve top fives in 16 starts. Rounding out the current podium is Lebanon, IN driver, Spencer Bayston. Bayston sits just 30 points back of the top spot in what will be a battle down to the wire in this season’s championship race.

When it comes to Macon, there have been three different winners in the three national midget events this season. On April 23, Carl Juncton, MO driver, Andrew Felker, took the win followed by Tucker Klaasmeyer and Austin Brown. On May 21, it was Spencer Bayston in victory lane with Justin Peck and Colten Cottle taking podium spots. The most recent POWRi event at the Central Illinois facility was during SPEEDWEEK on June 11. On that night, Leemoore, CA driver Carson Macedo tasted victory, while Thorson and defending point champion, Darren Hagen scored second and third.

Adding to Saturday night’s open wheel fun will be the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro series. Currently leading the standings is Concordia, MO driver Nathan Benson. Despite being at the top of the list and one of the favorites for Saturday night, Benson has not claimed a win since April 29 but does have five second place finishes to go along with a pair of thirds and a fourth. Local fans will be pulling for Benson’s closest point challenger Jeremy Camp, who is from nearby Blue Mound, IL. Camp has a pair of wins this year, one at Macon and the most recent one at Lincoln. Rounding out the podium spots at this point is Sherman, IL driver Shelby Bosie. Bosie, much like Benson and Camp has two wins this season.

In POWRi Speedway Motors Micro events at Macon this season, Frank Galusha of Lincoln, Nebraska took the checkered flag on April 23 with Matthew Howard and Nick Howard in tow. On May 21, the local, Jeremy Camp took the trophy back to Blue Mound, IL, while Benson and Levi Curry finished with podium spots. The most recent race was during SPEEDWEEK on June 11 where Nick Howard finished in victory lane with Camp and Evan Weyant second and third. Much like the national midgets, the micros also have not had a repeat winner.

For fans of stock cars, a variety will also be on track this week. Leading the list will be the UMP Pro Late Models after a thrilling feature Saturday complete with slide jobs, crossovers, and outright great racing for the lead last weekend. In last week’s event, Springfield, IL’s Matt Taylor got back to victory lane to continue his outstanding season. He did so, coming from the fifth starting spot and racing with Jake Little, Kyle Logue, Nick Bauman, and Guy Taylor. With the win, Taylor has taken a 34 point lead over Roben Huffman in the Macon standings. Little, Guy Taylor, and Cody Maguire complete the top five.

This Saturday will be a big event at Macon Speedway for the Midwest Big Ten Series Street Stocks. So far, three events have been held for the Big 10 Street Stocks, with Decatur, IL driver, Dave Crawley, Jr. leading the way. Crawley has been nearly unbeatable behind the wheel this year, winning Street Stock races at Lincoln and Macon and finishing second at Jacksonville to put him on top of the Big 10 standings. Crawley also has been top notch in his Modified, winning six Macon features and leading the points by a large margin. Other Street Stock drivers going for this Saturday’s $500 top prize include Kyle Waters, Terry Reed, Jeremy Nichols, and John Farris.

Rounding out this week’s racing will be the UMP Hornets. Blue Mound, IL driver, Tony Reed leads the track standings, claiming a win on May 30 to go along with three second place finishes. Reed is thrashing on the car this week, trying to repair it from a feature crash Saturday night. Jerad Matherly sits second in the standing with Mike Gossett third, Cook Crawford fourth, and Ryan Cantrell fifth.

Pit gates will open this Saturday at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, local division pill draw ends at 5:50, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at, on Facebook ( and Twitter (@maconspeedway). It’s easy to join the Macon Speedway text service. Fans can text MSFANS to 74574 to receive fan information. Drivers text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to receive driver information. Message and date rates apply. Updates are also available by calling Macon Speedway at 217-764-3000.

Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street and south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

Lucas Oil Speedway to fire up 4th of July weekend with Thursday Night Thunder

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Wheatland, Missouri-The 4th of July Holiday Weekend will get off to a roaring start at Lucas Oil Speedway with a special Casey’s General Stores Thursday Night Thunder edition of the Budweiser Weekly Championship Series. Presented by KRBK Fox 5, all four classes will be in action and the night will conclude with one of the biggest fireworks shows in the area, courtesy of AM Pyrotechnics.

“It’s become a tradition to have Thursday-night racing heading into the big Independence Day Weekend and it’s quickly grown into one of our most-popular events of the season,” Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson said. “When you combine the outstanding racing in all our divisions with the awesome job that AM Pyrotechnics does capping the evening, it’s a perfect way for families to come out and kick off the big weekend,” Robinson added.

The ALPS Food Store ULMA Late Models will be the featured class, running a 25-lap, $1,000-to-win feature courtesy of Rains Ice. It’s the first leg of the 2016 ULMA Triple Crown Shootout – the first of four straight race nights for the ULMA Late Models. After racing at Lucas Oil Speedway, the Late Models are at Lakeside Speedway on Friday, Randolph County Raceway in Moberly on Saturday and Central Missouri Speedway in Warrensburg on Sunday where the Jake Williams Memorial ULMA Triple Crown champion will be crowned.

For Thursday Night Thunder in Wheatland, visit participating area Casey’s locations for $2 discount coupons to the night’s activities, which also includes the Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, the Carson’s Corner NAPA Street Stocks and Ozark Golf Cars B-Mods. As part of the evening’s “Salute to America” all Veterans with ID and Scouts in uniform will be admitted free. The lake area’s wildest fireworks show, courtesy of AM Pyrotechnics, will light up the night sky at the conclusion of the racing program as we celebrate our nation’s independence.

Ticket prices for Thursday’s program are:
Adults (16 and up) $12
Seniors (62 and up)/Military $9
Youth (6-15) $5
Veterans and Scouts in Uniform FREE
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $25
Pit Pass $25
To purchase tickets or to inquire about the availability of suites for upcoming races, contact admissions director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at In the featured ULMA Late Model division, points leader Aaron Marrant of Richmond will be looking to get back to victory lane after finishing second and third, respectively, in the last two races after winning four in a row. Marrant leads Robert James Penney of Lawson by 76 points.

The USRA Modified championship chase continues to tighten after Eric Turner of Hermitage took his second straight feature win last Saturday. Turner is within 33 points of Bolivar’s Jeff Cutshaw, the reigning track champion. Another tight race is taking place in the B-Mod class, with Springfield’s J.C. Morton 45 clear of Lebanon’s Kris Jackson. Morton has not finished lower than fourth in seven features while Jackson, contending for a win, had a late flat tire and wound up 16th last week. The biggest runaway is in the Street Stocks where Derek Brown of Stoutland, after earning his seventh feature win in nine attempts, leads Eldon’s Steve Beach by 145 points.

For complete event information, archived stories, ticket info and schedule information for the season, visit Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With it’s entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks. Click for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984. In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at and on

Lucas Oil Speedway plays host to the 10th annual Lucas Oil CMH Diamond Nationals on Saturday, July 16.

About Lucas Oil Speedway
Lucas Oil Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the top five Race Tracks in the Nation. Located in Wheatland, Missouri, approximately an hour from Springfield, Missouri and just a quick hour and a half from the Kansas City Metro Area, dubbed the “Diamond of Dirt Tracks” Lucas Oil Speedway certainly lives up to the title.

Twenty-One VIP Luxury Suites, HD Jumbo-Tron Screen, Stadium Style Musco Sports Lighting, a Bose Sound System, Go-Kart Slick Track, The Diamond Bar, Track Treasures Gift Shop, the best track food in the country and paved pits are a few of the spectacular amenities setting the Diamond of Dirt apart. 2016 marks the 6th season for the Liquid Quarter Mile Drag Racing Lake, Lake Lucas. Two Nationally televised Drag Boat Races featuring the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series will be held in 2016. Lucas Oil Speedway hosts some of the largest and most popular events in the Midwest!

National and regional touring series appear frequently for Special Events on the Diamond of Dirt Tracks. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, POWRi Midget National Series, Lucas Oil Pro-Pulling League, United States Modified Touring Series, ASCS Sprint Cars and the Lucas Oil MLRA.

In addition to the incredible Special Events, the Lucas Oil Speedway Budweiser Weekly Racing Series features, the ALPS Food Store ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, Carson’s Corner NAPA Street Stocks and the USRA B-Mods, racing weekly.