During week three of weekly championship racing at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) 27 Modifieds, 17 Street Stocks, 18 Midwest Mod-Lites, 28 B-Mods, and 14 Pure Stocks checked in for Extreme Action Athlete competition in five racing divisions totaling 104 drivers.
The night began with three Pure Stock heat races as Zach Johnson, Scott Martin, and Rodger Detherage collected the wins. In B-Mod preliminaries, Brad Smith, Russell Niehoff, Don Marrs, and Rex Harris recorded victories while Dwight Niehoff grabbed the B-Mod B-Main win. Midwest Mod-Lites continued to impress with another solid car count in three heat races with Travis Alexander, Dillon Raffurty, and Jeff Raffurty taking heat-race wins. Street Stock competition saw Clayton Campbell return for the first time this year in victory lane, along with another returning driver, Cody Frazon taking the win in heat two as March Carter collected the final Street Stock heat win.
Modified drivers competed in four heat races to sort out their line-up for the night’s main event. A random draw at the beginning of the night led to the drivers competing for the normal $1,000-to-win, $160-to-start payout. When there are 24 or more Modifieds, a random draw is conducted to determine if the drivers race for regular pay, $1,200-to-win pay, or $1,500-to-win pay, on this night, the random draw by a randomly picked person to draw had the drivers competing for their normal pay. Heat-race victories went to Lewis Jackson, Lance Town, Gunner Martin, and Jimmy Eaton. Brian Johnson took the win in the B-Main.
Fifth-starting Jaren Powrie of Nevada, Missouri bested former champion Rodger Detherage in the Pure Stock A-main to take his first-ever CMS victory. Zach Johnson, Joey Harper and David Doelz rounded out the top five. The B-Mods ran strong for the first three-quarters of their main event but then a series of cautions slowed the race pace as Dakota Foster prevailed for his third trip to CMS victory lane ahead of former champion Brad Smith, Jake Richards, Russell Niehoff, and Cody Brill. Dillon Raffurty collected his eighth-career CMS victory in Mod-Lite by outgunning Donnie Dannar, Ed Griggs, Jeff Raffurty and David Raffurty for the win. The Street Stock main event was an interesting race to say the least with several drivers experiencing problems in the main event. In the end, Jay Prevete of Windsor, Missouri prevailed for the victory, redeeming himself from last week’s disqualification. Behind Prevete at the line were Brett Wood, Chad Eickleberry, Devin Irvin, and Allen Perryman. Modifieds closed out the night with Gunner Martin collecting his fifth-career CMS win, the former track champion held off a late charge by Terry Schultz to collect the win, Shultz was second followed by a rare appearance from Lance town in third and Austin Siebert in fourth, while Tyler Shaw recorded his best-ever CMS finish in fifth.
What’s Next: Racing resumes next Saturday Pepsi Race Night on Mother’s Day weekend. Pit Gates open at 4:30 followed by Spectator Grandstands at 5. Driver pill-draw ends at 6:15 (no passing points if driver checks in late), the pit meeting takes place at 6:30, practice ‘hot laps’ begin at 7, and racing begins at 7:30. Adult general admission is $12, Active Military and Senior Citizens ages 65 to 74 $10, Kids ages 6 to 12 are $6. Seniors 75 and over and patrons permanently confined to a wheelchair are free in the grandstands. All pit passes are $30. Times and pricing are subject to change for special events.
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