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September 3rd, 2016
(Warrensburg, MO) It’s hard to believe but the final weekend of racing at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) is just a few days away as the track and its staff welcome racers in several divisions and enthusiastic fans for back-to-back nights of racing on Saturday, September 3rd and Sunday, September 4th.
For complete details about the Labor Day weekend visit www.centralmissourispeedway.net and click on the “Labor Day Weekend at CMS” tab on the main page. On the link tab, site visitors will find order of events, race purses, entry fees, general track information, laps for events, and much more about the weekend. The weekend is highlighted by the $3,000-to-win, 35 lap main event for USRA Modifieds on Sunday evening; however, there are many other featured events throughout the weekend including a full fireworks show after the races on Saturday night, an after-race party with karaoke on Sunday night (Monday is a holiday) in the CMS Party Barn, and a special BBQ sandwich menu throughout the weekend.
Events begin on Saturday with USRA Modifieds competing for their weekly race payout of $1,000-to-win and at least $160 for a-main event starters. Street Stocks and Pure Stocks are also on the card as their championship seasons come to a close. B-Mods will highlight the night with their annual 25-lap track special event, which pays $1,500 to the winner! The Allstar Midget Series is also part of the race program.
The season comes to a close on Sunday night with the $3,000-to-win USRA Main Event, the night also features the ULMA Late Models in their second-to-last championship point’s earning race of the year. USRA B-Mods and the Allstar Midget Series are also set to race on Sunday. Some of the top USRA Modified drivers in the MO-KAN region will be on hand for this event and the best-of-the-best in ULMA drivers will race hard to earn valuable association points as their season comes to a close.
All eyes will be upon Hallsville, Missouri driver and former USRA National Modified Champion, Matt Dotson, who has three previous CMS wins this year including a $3,000-to-win special event over the Memorial Day weekend. Dotson has a very realistic shot at expanding his wallet by $6,500 over the two nights! If he claims the $1,000-to-win weekly show on Saturday night, then drives to victory lane on Sunday night during the $3,000-to-win race, he will earn a $2,500 bonus from promoters Earl and Susan Walls for winning two of the three big summer holiday special events. Unfortunately, the July race fell to Mother Nature but the weather for this weekend is predicted to be near perfect as Dotson goes for an unprecedented weekend and the single-largest possible win purse ever posted at CMS! It will not be easy for Dotson as several of the best drivers in the region usually descend upon CMS to compete one final time at the track for the season. The racing the last few weeks has been nothing short of spectacular with multi-grooved lines available for drivers both high and low.
There are no “track registration fees” for any classes throughout the weekend; however, USRA drivers must have a USRA license or purchase a USRA temp license on-site in order to compete. ULMA Late Model drivers will also need to possess the ULMA yearly license or purchase a $10 temp license on site. There are entry fees for USRA Modified drivers on Sunday and B-Mod Drivers on Saturday.
There are no reserved pit stalls at CMS, pits fill up on a first-come, first parked basis. There is plenty of room in the pits; however, only race haulers/trailers are permitted in the pit area. Personal vehicles are not permitted in the pit area. Parts deliveries may be made; however, the drop-off vehicle must immediately exit the pit area after dropping off any parts, fuel, or other racing-related deliveries.
Primitive camping is permitted on the grounds of CMS. All overnighters must inform the pit office of their arrival and the location in which they will be camping. Camp fires are only permitted in containment fire pits. There are no dump-sites on the grounds.
After the races on Sunday, everyone is invited to close out the season with a night of music, fun and karaoke with Char in the recently unveiled CMS Party Barn. Although there are plenty of tables and places to hang out in the large facility, adult patrons are encouraged to bring a chair, their cooler and beverages of choice.
Shad Badder will be on hand to help raise money for Homes for Our Troops as he will give 2-seater Modified sides for a charitable donation of $50 each for approximately 3 to 5 laps at speed around the track. The Homes for Our Troops volunteer crew will be on hand Sunday night raising funds for the organization and plans to raffle off a home-made patriotic themed coffee table (see website for picture). Homes for Our Troops builds homes for returning wounded and disabled veterans.
“Track” and “Sanctioning” body points nights remaining are: Saturday, September 3rd. Track points awarded for USRA Modified, Street Stock, and Pure Stocks. Allstar Midgets will earn their sanction points. There will be no points awarded of any kind for B-Mods, this is the B-Mod annual track special. USRA Modifieds will earn USRA National Points. September 3rd is the final “Track” points night for Street Stocks and Pure Stocks.
Sunday, September 4th – Track points awarded to USRA Modifieds. USRA Modifieds will also earn National USRA Points. ULMA Late Models will earn their sanction points. Allstar Midgets will earn their sanction points. USRA B-Mods will earn USRA National points only (track points will NOT be awarded to B-mods).
For Saturday, September 3rd, Pit Gates open at 4:30, Grandstands at 5, Driver’s Pill Draw Cutoff 6:15 (no passing points for late drivers), Pit Meeting 6:30, Hot Laps at 7, and Racing at 7:30. Adult Admission is $12, Military w/I.D. $10, Seniors 65 and up $10 and College Students with student I.D. $10, Kids 6 to 12 years $5, children five and under and senior citizens 75 and over free, all Saturday night pit passes are $30.
For Sunday, September 4th, Pit Gates open at 4:30, Grandstands at 5, Driver’s Pill Draw Cutoff 6:15 (no passing points for late drivers), Pit Meeting 6:30, Hot Laps at 7, and Racing at 7:30. Adult Admission is $15, Military w/I.D. $12, Seniors 65 and up $12 and College Students with student I.D. $12, Kids 6 to 12 years $5, children five and under and senior citizens 75 and over free, all Sunday night pit passes are $35.
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. Find CMS on Twitter @CMSgoing_green. Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Join our email group at email@example.com. Find us on YouTube at CMS Going Green! Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Missouri-Speedway.
June 22nd, 2016
(Warrensburg, MO) Father’s Day weekend and Saturday racing were great ingredients for an evening of family fun with Dad on KIX 105.7 FM and Joslin’s Jewelry night at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS). A total of 82 cars checked in for the night to compete for the coveted checkered flag celebrations in victory lane.
The feature events were filled with racing action all over the high-banked clay oval. Jeremy Lile of Higginsville grabbed his first-ever Pure Stock feature to become a first-time 2016 winner, then, an excited Cody Frazon of LaMonte celebrated his first B-mod feature win of the season. In the ULMA Late Model feature Aaron Marrant claimed his second CMS Late Model win of the year as he kept his weekend win streak alive. Clayton Campbell of Otterville fought hard for his second Street Stock feature of the season and to close out the night and one of the most memorable finishes of the year as he doubled-up on victory lane appearances by edging Dalton Kirk in the USRA Modified main.
It took two heat races for the 12 Pure Stock drivers to determine the main event lineup. Heat one went to Jeremy Lile ahead of Jeremiah Wilson and Darrin Christy while heat two went to Don Johnson ahead of Jimmy Smith and Jason Ballard.
Lile and Johnson began the Pure Stock main event with Wilson and Christy close behind. Lile shot out to an early lead with Wilson pressuring him on the low side. On lap two, Wilson’s car had a steering problem and shot up the track into Christy who then flew over turn two but thankfully landed on all four wheels. Fortunately, both Wilson and Christy were okay but were finished for the night. Lile then shot back out on the restart and strengthened his lead as Detherage attempted to challenge him. In the end, Lile hung on to claim his first win of the season. Current points leader Detherage fought back to finish second followed by Jimmy Smith, Don Johnson and Dallas Heuser with his best finish this season in fifth.
The 20 B-modified drivers on hand competed in three heats to determine the main event lineup. Jacob Ebert found a groove early for a victory in heat one over Troy Carlyle and Colten Stevens. Cody Frazon fought off a hard-charging Johnny McGinnis and Ernie Walker to claim heat two. Tim Powell advanced to claim heat three over Cody Brill and Caleb Bray.
Brill and Frazon led the B-mod field to the green with Brill the early leader but Frazon quickly assumed control in front of Brill and Ebert. After several caution periods for single-car incidents, Brill’s car went around with several drivers ending up caught in the incident. For the restart, Brill, Carlyle, and Colton Stevens went to the back of the field. Up front, Ebert continued to pressure Frazon for the remainder of the race but Frazon prevailed in the end. A jubilant crew of friends celebrated with Frazon for his first CMS feature win. Ebert looked strong in second while Johnny McGinnis had his best CMS finish in third, Bobby Russell moved up to fourth while Brill rebounded to finish fifth.
ULMA Late Models made their third appearance of the year with a heat race for the night. Aaron Marrant rocketed to the front in the heat to claim the win over Aaron Poe and Bobby Penny.
Marrant and Penny started the 15-lap ULMA event on the front row with Poe and Jon Binning just behind. Marrant quickly established a solid lead and was never challenged for his second ULMA win in two nights after taking the win at Lakeside Speedway the night before. Penny had a nice run into second while Poe looked solid in third. Former CMS Late Model Champion Jon Binning was fourth followed by Bob King, Chris Cox, Jimmy Jobe, and Bob Cummings.
Street Stock drivers raced two heat races to determine their feature event starting grid. Jay Prevete claimed the opening Street Stock heat race over Allen Perryman and Brian Eckhoff, who returned after flipping his car two weeks ago. Clayton Campbell worked his way to the front in heat two ahead of Brett Wood and Marc Carter.
Prevete lunged into turn one with Perryman, Wood and Campbell hot on his tail to start the main event. Prevete held the lead until he got loose out of turn two and Wood jumped to the advantage to grab the lead. Wood held on until Campbell dug under him out of turn two but a caution flew negating the pass. On the restart, Campbell once again passed Wood on the low side of two on lap thirteen. Campbell hung on and claimed his second feature of the year with Wood close in second, former CMS champion Marc Carter moved up into third with Prevete fourth and Perryman fifth.
USRA Modifieds came out in full force with 30 drivers on hand for four outstanding heat races to begin their portion of the program. Heat one went to Aaron Marrant over Eddie Bray, Jr., and Brian Johnson. Shad Badder fought off Gunner Martin and Danny Scrogham in heat two with Dalton Kirk besting Colson Kirk and Nathan Vaughn in heat three. The final heat of the night went to Ryan Middaugh ahead of Tim Karrick and Terry Schultz. With the many cars on hand, a B-main event was held to determine the final cars on the starting grid as Jason Pursley, Beau Davis, Lewis Jackson, David Wood, Justin Plumb, and Dean Bachner filled the grid.
Dalton Kirk and Shad Badder earned the front row starting positions for the USRA Modified main event. Kirk jumped out to the early lead and it seemed to be his race to win. Badder kept hounding him until Marrant snuck by Badder on the back stretch to capture the second spot. As he often does all by himself, Terry Schultz used the high to his advantage all throughout the race to enter into the mix.
Kirk looked solid all night in the lead until the final lap when Marrant found a small lane on the low side and took the lead out of turn four for the double checkers finish. Marrant topped off the second night of double feature wins with his second win of the evening as Kirk settled for a tight second place finish. Marrant also won both the Late Model and Modified win the night before at Lakeside Speedway to cap off an incredible Father’s Day weekend. Schultz was unable to make the high side work late in the race and finished third. Gunner Martin was fourth while Tim Karrick moved up from ninth to fifth to complete the top five.
All information regarding the upcoming 11th Annual Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl is readily available on the CMS website at www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Upon entering the website, click on the tab titled INDEPENDECE DAY WEEKEND SPECIAL EVENT INFO! Here you will find all details regarding the upcoming two-day special event, including order of events, payouts, car class info, event flyer, entry forms, and complete details in the event Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document!
USRA Modified drivers planning on participating in the $5,000-to-win event over Independence Day weekend should take advantage of the event Early Bird entry form. For drivers that have competed twice prior to Saturday, July 2nd in a weekly race program Note: Sunday, May 29th special event does not count as a weekly race appearance.
$145 Entry fee, includes driver pit pass for both Saturday, July 2nd and Sunday,
–Special Early bird, two-day pit pass price of $60 (saves driver $10 on pit passes)
–Special Early Bird, $85 entry fee (instead of a $100 (saves driver $15)
—Total savings of $25 for sending in early bird entry by deadline as mentioned below Entry fee if driver raced twice prior to deadline but doesn’t send in Early Bird Entry is $170, why not save yourself $25!
For drivers that have not competed twice prior to Saturday, July 2nd or will not be able to compete in at least two “weekly race shows” prior to Saturday, July 2nd. Note: Sunday, May 29th special event does not count as a weekly race appearance:
$200 combined entry fee and 2 pit passes
–Two-day pit pass $60 (saves driver $10 on pit passes)
–$140 entry fee instead of a $150 (saves driver $10)
—Total savings of $20 for sending in early bird entry by deadline as mentioned below Entry fee if driver has not raced twice prior to deadline but doesn’t send in Early Bird Entry is $220, why not save yourself $20! No refunds, no post-marked checks accepted.
Mail Entry to: Central Missouri Speedway
2807 South Owens School Rd
Independence, MO 64057
Checks payable to Central Missouri Speedway. Mailed in entry must be post-marked by Monday, June 27th! CMS Officials will confirm driver appearances. Payment may also be made at the pit entrance. Same night entries are available both nights, but why not save yourself some money! Send in your Early Bird Entry and get at least two “weekly race appearances” in at CMS prior to deadline! For more information, call 660-747-2166 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The make-up event dates for the 5/21/16 rained out events are: Saturday June 25th for the USRA Modified makeup, and Saturday, July 9th for the B-Mod makeup. The makeup event for the B-Mods will resume from lap 5 when the green flag flies again. Stay tuned to CMS press releases and the website and social media for future announcements.
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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. Pit gates open at 4:30, grandstands at 5, driver pill draw cutoff 6:15, pit meeting at 6:30, hot laps at 7, and racing at 7:30. Admission prices: $12 adult general mission, $10 military with I.D., seniors 65 to 74 $10, kids ages 6 to 12 $5. Children 5 and under and seniors 75 and over free. Pit passes $30.
April 30th, 2016
(Warrensburg, Mo) Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) will salute its neighbors to the east Saturday, April 30th for Whiteman Air Force Base Night at the Races featuring Weekly Racing with USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks, plus guest class Midwest Mod Lites. Active-duty and retired military personnel with valid I.D. will receive $5 grandstand admission. In addition to hosting our military friends, CMS will also recognize Camp Valor Outdoors in Holden, Missouri.
** Camp Valor Outdoors is a non-profit that recognizes and honors wounded veterans and their families with the opportunity to participate in competitive outdoor activities with dignity and respect while empowering them with the skills and motivation to overcome their injuries. Wounded Warriors and their immediate family members (wife/husband or son/daughter) will receive FREE grandstand admission. The Camp Valor Team 327 Mod Lite will compete in the Midwest Mod-Lite events throughout the night.
** Last week left a trail of Social Media shout outs for the outstanding racing witnessed by those in attendance. From the opening heat race to the final laps of the closing race, the track remained multi-grooved for the drivers who gave the fans in the stands their money’s worth throughout the program. Jason Ryun picked up his second-consecutive Pure Stock main event, Ozarks Region driver Steve Muilenburg swept in for the B-Mod win, former track champion Brian Ziegler raced his way to the Street Stock win, while Matt Johnson emerged victorious in a furious fight to the finish to claim the ‘Mighty’ Modified USRA victory.
** Pit Gates open at 4:30, Grandstands at 5, Driver’s Pill Draw Cutoff 6:15 (no passing points for late drivers), Pit Meeting 6:30, Hot Laps at 7, and Racing at 7:30. Adult Admission is $12, Active/Retired Military w/I.D. $5, Seniors 65+ $10 and College Students with student I.D. $10, Kids 6 to 12 years $5, children five and under free, all pit passes $30.
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. Keep up with CMS on Twitter @CMSgoing_green. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Missouri-Speedway. Join our email group by emailing email@example.com (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net.
Contact Susan Walls at 816-229-1338 to join the CMS team of business partners, no calls after 8 p.m. There are several opportunities for your business to become involved in the exciting sport of dirt-track racing. No other sport has as many dedicated and loyal fans as weekly dirt racing. Car class sponsorship, event sponsorship, race night sponsorship, signage, points-sheet advertising, and special-event sponsorship are just a few of the ways to put your marketing and branding logo in front of the loyal race family!
September 8th, 2015
(Warrensburg, MO) A warm late summer evening greeted race fans and drivers on a competitive night of racing at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) for championship race night in three divisions. Season track championships were earned by Jeremiah Wilson from Concordia in the Pure Stocks, Jacob Ebert from Oak Grove in the B-Mods, and Brett Wood from Warrensburg in the Street Stock division.
Byron Glotzbach from Topeka, Kansas claimed his first Pure Stock feature win of the year. Luke Nieman from Nortonville, Kansas drove his machine into B-mod victory lane for the first time this year. Jon Binning from Warrensburg rolled to his second ULMA Late Model victory of the season. Brett Wood also from Warrensburg secured his second-straight Street Stock championship with another feature win. Jim Moody closed out the night with another special-event win as he drove to victory lane for the $1,500 USRA Modified win.
Pure Stocks started off the weekly heat racing action to place drivers into their individual feature starting spots when Roger Detherage won his first heat with and Darrin Christy following. In heat 2, Jeremiah Wilson claimed the win with Dylan McDonald and Jason Cochran trailing.
Byron Glotzbach grabbed the lead after working past Wilson, who was the Pure Stock early race leader. Once Glotzbach made his way to the front there was no looking back for the Kansas driver as he cruised to his first-ever CMS main-event win. Detherage looked strong early on and finished second, Christy followed in third, Wilson came away fourth and Dylan McDonald moved up from the back row to claim fifth.
A strong field of 25 B-Mod drivers checked into the pits in for weekly competition with four heat races to set the feature starting grid. Luke Nieman grabbed heat one over Eddie Bray, Jr., and Scotty Martin. Heat two saw champion Jacob Ebert claim the win over Terry Wilburn and Ryan Edde. The third heat had Cody Frazon ahead of Troy Carlyle and Brett Wood and in the final heat Dean Truelove captured his first win of the year in front of Johnny McGinnis and Bill Smalls.
The B-Mod drivers funneled out of the pits onto the track for their 15-lap event to see if someone could break the hold Jacob Ebert has on the feature wins in this division. Ebert grabbed the early feature lead as he rolled out of turn two ahead of Nieman with Carlyle stalking the top driver. After several cautions, Nieman and Carlyle battled for the lead with side-by-side racing throughout the race.
In one of the most exciting finishes of the year, Nieman and Carlyle split the difference on the final turn around lapped traffic with Nieman riding the cushion on the high side of turn four and claiming his first-ever CMS feature event. Carlyle was a close second while Ebert finished up his championship season in third place while Bray and Martin rounded out the top five.
The United Late Model Association (ULMA) returned to Warrensburg for their fourth visit this season. In the opening heat race Jon Melloway captured the win ahead of Bob King and Lane Ehlert. Jon Binning worked past Todd McCoin and Josh Poe and grabbed the win in heat two while former Modified track champion Aaron Marrant quickly got the feel of a late model and drove to the win in heat three ahead of Jason Bodenhamer and Bobby Penny to set up the starting line-up for the 20 lap feature event. Unfortunately, Marrant’s machine lost power as the cars made their way to the
speedway for the main event and he was unable to start the event, leaving Binning and Bodenhamer up front. Binning flew out of turn two with the lead at the start of the event while several drivers including Bodenhamer, Melloway, Bob King and Josh Poe were close by in the top six as the low side of the track started to come in.
Quickly picking up on the changing track conditions, Bodenhamer challenged Binning repeatedly and ultimately took the lead midway through the race. It looked like Bodenhamer would cruise to his second-straight ULMA victory; however, shortly after assuming the lead his Wesley Briggs-owned #7 ride began billowing heavy smoke and he was forced out of the event.
Binning moved back out front after Bodenhamer’s demise and went on to capture his second ULMA win at CMS this year. Cody Holtcamp powered his way up through the field and finished in second spot in front of another strong run by Lane Ehlert who made his way to third. Jon Melloway was fourth with another former Modified driver, Josh Poe, finishing fifth.
Street Stock drivers had another chance to claim a weekly feature victory with a trio of heat races. Brett Wood smoothly drove to victory in heat one over Brian Ziegler and Troy Turley. Jay Prevete pulled away and claimed the second heat race ahead of Brian Inlow and Josh Guy while Clayton Campbell rolled to victory in heat three ahead of Chad Eickleberry and Dwayne Mitchell.
For the main event, Wood and Campbell raced to turn one to see who would come out on top and as he’s done several times this season, Wood led the event after the first lap. Campbell comfortably sat in the second spot with Ziegler joining the Campbell in search of a way forward as he made several early race passes to advance to the top three.
Wood kept his championship drive going with a dominating performance by race end threading his way through lapped cars with Campbell and Ziegler doing all they could to keep pace. In the end, Wood led the talented field of Street Stock drivers to a green to checkered flag finish in one of the fastest events of the night. Campbell held strong for a solid second-place run with Ziegler finishing out the night in third. Jay Prevete registered another top-five run with Troy Turley capping off a solid points year to round out the top five at the finish.
A solid field of 28 USRA Modified drivers competed in four preliminary heat races to setup the starting grid for their 35-lap $1,500 to-win feature purse. Tyler Schmidt won in convincing fashion in heat one with Jason Bodenhamer and Jeremy Chambers in tow. Kevin Blackburn was on top of the finish in heat two ahead of Brian Johnson and Gunner Martin. The third heat went to Colson Kirk followed by Nick Pence and Matt Dotson. The final heat of the night went to Jim Moody ahead of Rick Beebe and Jared Rogers.
A full field of 26 drivers filed out for their featured event, the first of two $1,500-to-win special events on the weekend. After a series of early race cautions, Tyler Schmidt grabbed the top spot with Moody and Bodenhamer in close pursuit. Former USRA Modified Champion Matt Dotson was involved in one of the early caution periods but was able to restart the event in pursuit of racing his way back to the front. Shad Badder and Rick Beebe were early retirees from the event after posting strong finishes in earlier heat race action.
With a lightning quick and maneuverable track, Moody eventually caught Schmidt as the pair waged a torrid battle for the top spot. Schmidt’s care appeared to be a little too free coming off the corners and as a result there was just enough opening for Moody to grab the lead by lap ten. Not long after Moody assumed the lead, a broken drive shaft on top-five running Jason Bodenhamer’s car in between turns one and two led to a multi-car accident before Bodenhamer could bring his car to the infield out of harm’s way.
Unfortunately, several drivers running inside the top 10 were unable to avoid the accident as a red flag was brought out to separate the cars. Aaron Marrant, Tad Davis, Jeremy Rogers, Tim Karrick, were among those involved. David Wood had one of his strongest runs of the year going shortly before the incident but he took the hardest hit in the accident. Despite being understandably upset about the incident, he was okay after his car received major damage.
Marrant and Davis were forced to retire after the incident but Karrick and Rogers reported to the infield hot pit area and after several crew members pitched in, both drivers were able rejoined the event. Once the race resumed Moody was on turbo mode as he quickly distanced himself from the outstanding battle for second between Schmidt, Brian Johnson, Jeremy Chambers and Lewis Jackson.
Lap-after-lap Moody began to thread his way through some of the lapped machines leaving the rest of the drivers to sort things out behind him. Brian Johnson masterfully made his way inside the top three with Schmidt doing all he could to keep the 66t machine in front. Meanwhile, Matt Dotson was the man on the charge as he methodically climbed his back into the top five!
Track and National USRA point’s leader Terry Schultz experienced mechanical gremlins with a reported broken cam in the heat race but was able to jump into Steve Twenter’s car, which had qualified into the main event by virtue of the heat races, and salvage a solid finish by the end of the race.
In the closing laps Moody’s lead diminished a little bit but it wasn’t enough for Schmidt and Dotson to catch the eventual winner as he crossed the finish line for his second special-event win of the season after claiming the $5,000 payday last July. Dotson’s impressive charge back to the front was exciting right to the finish as he captured second just feet in front of Johnson at the line for second.
After a strong night, Brian Johnson recorded yet another solid finish in third while Schmidt was able to turn his season around with a solid fourth-place run. Parsons, Kansas driver Jeremy Chambers had an outstanding run to the fifth position while fellow Kansan Lewis Jackson settled for sixth. Danny Scrogham, Terry Schultz, Jake Brewer, and Luke Feeback rounded out the top ten.
Join us again on Sunday night with another $1,500 to-win USRA Modified special along with USRA B-Mods, Lightning Sprints sponsored by Jayhawk Milwright, and the All-Star Midget series. On Sunday, USRA Modifieds return for another $1,500 to-win special event with the track Championship points on the line. Both Modified and B-mod drivers must be USRA Members to compete or purchase the $10 USRA temporary license at the track. B-Mods will compete for USRA national points only as track points ended Saturday.
On race day, call the Track Report Line for general information at (660) 747-2166. Follow us on Twitter @CMSgoing_green. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Missouri-Speedway. CMS may also be found on Instagram.
Pit Gates open at 4:30, Admission Gates open at 5, driver’s pill draw cutoff is at 6:15 (no passing points awarded to driver if late draw), Drivers Meeting at 6:30, Hot Laps at 7, and Racing at 7:30! Special event pricing is in effect for September 5th and 6th with General Admission Adults $15, Military/Students w/ID $12, Seniors 65 and over $12, Kids 6 to 12 years $5, all children 5 and under free! Permanently confined to wheelchair, free! All weekend pit passes are $35.
CMS is located just past the round-a-bout on Hwy 13 three and a half miles north of Warrensburg, Missouri from the junction of Highways 50 and 13. From the Interstate 70 Higginsville/Warrensburg Hwy 13 exit, the track is located 12.5 miles south on Hwy 13.
September 27th, 2014
(Warrensburg, MO) (Warrensburg, MO) Less than two weeks ago, CMS officially wrapped up its 2014 race season. Throughout the year CMS hosted 19 nights of competition for drivers in the weekly racing divisions that included USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks, plus a wide-variety of guest classes.
Although racing is now complete at CMS for the year, drivers and fans are invited to attend one more event at the track this Saturday, September 27 during the Third-Annual Hog Roast beginning at 7 p.m. A $5 cover charge will get you into the party featuring food, fun, entertainment, games, karaoke, and camaraderie! The event takes place in the CMS Tech Building located on the pit side of the speedway. There is plenty of parking so round up your racing buddies and join us rain or shine!
In 2014, Terry Schultz of Sedalia collected four main-event wins on his way to a second-consecutive Modified title at CMS. Schultz is currently embattled in a bout for the overall USRA National Title, which ends in mid-October. Dean Wille of Warrensburg garnered the B-Mod title this season by registering six main events throughout the year in his UCM/SAE #68 B-Mod.
The 2014 Street Stock champion was Warrensburg, Missouri’s own Brett ‘Woody’ Wood, who was the only driver to register double-digit main-event wins this season with ten victories. For the first-year Pure Stock division, it was a first-year driver who claimed the title as teenager Leroy Morrison, Jr. of Raymore, Missouri used consistency and constant improvement to earn the tile of Pure Stock Champion this year. All four divisions will return to CMS in 2015 with additional guest classes to be announced.
CMS values its patrons’ feedback and would like fans and drivers to complete the 2014 Season Survey. Visit. The survey will remain open through the end of September.
The CMS Championship Banquet takes place at the Courtyard by Marriott, Adams Pointe Conference Center in Blue Springs, Missouri on Saturday, November 15 at 6 p.m. For tickets, contact Susan Walls at 816-229-1338 or Karen Darling at 660-229-0952. Drivers wishing to honor sponsors, crewmembers, car owners, etc., with additional plaques need to contact Karen Darling by October 15 to place orders for additional awards.
** Visit www.centralmissourispeedway.net for a preview of the 2015 race season. In October, the CMS staff will gather to begin working on details of next year’s schedule of events. CMS thanks the dedicated fans and drivers for an amazing grand reopening year. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Hog Roast this Saturday!
September 1st, 2012
Unity, Wi–The culmination of the 2012 regular race season saw Central Wisconsin Raceway crown WISSOTA/Amsoil track champions in all divisions on Wednesday night. Randy Spacek took home the championship title in the Super Stock division even though he finished fifth in the night’s feature. The feature race was won by Terry Kroening.
Alex VanNatta came into the night with a six point lead in track points. VanNatta sealed the deal by winning his heat and the feature to become the Midwest Modified champion for 2012. Cody Kummer picked up a heat win and feature win number 20 to become the 2012 track champion in the Street Stock division.
In the Central Wisconsin divisions, Chris Oertel capped off the year with a feature win to give him the undisputed championship title in the Modified division while Gunard Hoogland took home the Pure Stock title. In the Hornet division Kasey Gross was the winner of the Dave Miller Memorial feature race, but Jennifer Nitzsche, in spite of a DNF in the feature went home with the Hornet crown.
The race night began with the Central Wisconsin Pure Stocks division with Gunard Hoogland and Kurt Komarek on the front row. This race had just one other competitor as Randy Conner was a DNS for the feature after dropping a valve in his heat race.
From the drop of the green it looked like Hoogland would run away with the race, but with eight laps in and while in the lead, Hoogland spun unassisted in turn two as Duke Leu went into the lead. Leu led the remaining laps of the feature even though his car appeared to slow for a bit. Hoogland got to within inches of passing Leu, but with one lap to go Hoogland once again spun in turn two. Leu won the feature followed by Komarek and Hoogland.
The WISSOTA Street Stock car count hasn’t been much to brag about for some time, but on Wednesday night seven cars started the feature with Nathan Hauge and Jared Linder on the front row. Linder was off like a shot and led the first five laps with Mike Knudtson breathing down his throat while Cody Kummer ran just inches behind. With ten laps in the books, Linder continued to lead despite several attempts by Knudtson to make the pass. Knudtson was passed during
lap eight when Kummer put the move on to grab second. Linder then had Kummer to contend with as they ran side by side during lap ten. Kummer was successful in making the pass on Linder as the cars raced in turn two during lap eleven. From that point on it was all Kummer as he drove away from the pack. Linder dropped out of the race with two laps to go driving his car into the pits. When it was all said and done, it was Kummer winning his twentieth feature of the year and the track championship as well in his Peterson Automotive sponsored car. Knudtson, Hauge, Heidi Karshbaum and Al Beyer completed the top five.
Mike Grosbier and Andy Karl led the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds to the line for the start of their feature with Karl and Alex VanNatta both off like a couple of bullets. Karl had the early advantage and led the first two laps with VanNatta tight on his bumper. With three laps in, Van Natta made the pass on Karl as the cars came out of turn one, sending Karl to second followed by Grosbier, Nick Linder and Eric Klafka. From that point on VanNatta steadily outdistanced himself from the field and by lap ten was leading by ten or so car lengths as the rest of the field stayed in line. When the checkered flag flew it was VanNatta with a dominating win to secure the track championship title in his Minocqua Tire
sponsored car. Karl, Grosbier, Linder, Jim Mechelke and Rick Duerr rounded out the top five.
The WISSOTA Super Stock feature had an unusual start when Randy Spacek’s car lurched up to the wall as the cars came out of turn three. When racing resumed, with Spacek in the rear, the field was short the car of Brad Kisling as he exited to the pits after making one lap. On the restart it was Wayne Dean and Terry Kroening leading the field to the green flag for the start of this feature with Kroening taking the early lead as Dean settled into second. With five laps in it was still Kroening in the lead by five car lengths followed still by Dean, Shane Kisling, Scott Geiger and Spacek who had motored his way back toward the front. Ten laps into the fifteen lap feature saw Kroening still in command as Kisling worked on Dean trying to find a way to pass. Geiger still ran fourth as Spacek worked on Geiger in fifth. With two laps to go Kisling finally made the move on Dean as Kroening was driving away with an insurmountable lead. When the flag man threw the checkered flag it was Kroening with the win followed by Shane Kisling, Dean, Geiger and Spacek. Steve Bangart and Chris Oertel lined up side by side for the start of the Central Wisconsin Modified feature with Oertel taking and
immediate and commanding lead as Bangart ran second. With five laps in, Oertel had leveled off a bit and was leading by
six car lengths over Jason Zdroik who had started fourth. Paul Knauf ran third after starting firth, Bangart was fourth and Paul Niznik ran fifth. Lap ten saw Oertel with an even more comfortable margin of lead, Zdroik hung in there for second as he was challenged on occasion by Knauf. Bangart was joined in the quest for fourth by Kevin Rogers as Niznik dropped a spot back. When the checkered flag was displayed it was Oertel taking yet another win to cement the championship! Zdroik, Knauf, Bangart and Niznik rounded out the top five.
The final feature of the night, the Dave Miller Memorial Hornet Race, with $1,000 extra dollars on the line, saw Brandon Langbecker and Kasey Gross on the front row with Gross jumping to an early lead. By lap five, Gross led by two car lengths over his team partner, Langbecker. Paul Socwell ran third after starting fourth as Cori Block and Louis Malluege battled for fourth. Actually, Kevin Eckes was fourth, but he was disqualified as his car did not meet track rules. By lap ten Gross and Langbecker were still running first and second while Socwell and Block fought it out for third. Mean while, the artist, Cal Maule ran fifth. When the checkered flew at lap fifteen it was Gross picking up his second win in so many weeks in his NAPA sponsored car. Rounding out the top five were Langbecker, Socwell, Block and Maule.
This race concluded the regular race season at Central Wisconsin Raceway. Owners, Larry and Cindy Smith wish to thank all the drivers, fans, track workers and anyone else who joined in the 2012 race season at Central Wisconsin. Keep an eye on the website as additional races may be added in October. Otherwise, keep March 30, 2013 open on your calendar for the track banquet.
August 24th, 2012
Unity, WI–According to the announcers, Cody Kummer picked up his 19th feature win of the year as he bested the field in the WISSOTA/Amsoil Street Stock division on Wednesday night at Central Wisconsin Raceway. Rookie driver, Alex VanNatta picked up win number six of the year in his WISSOTA Midwest Modified to move him into number one in points at Central Wisconsin Raceway. Shane Kisling picked up another win in his WISSOTA Super as he put on a driving clinic one more time.
In the Central Wisconsin divisions, Chris Oertel picked up his sixth clean sweep in a row as he took the win his CWR Modified while Gunard Hoogland padded his Central Wisconsin points lead taking a win in his Pure Stock. Kasey Gross came out on top of an eleven car field to take the win in his Hornet.
The Pure Stocks were first up with Kurt Komarek and Gunard Hoogland sharing the front row. Hoogland was off like a shot for the start of this feature and continued to build momentum as the race continued. Duke Leu dropped out of the race with just one lap in as his car appeared to have major mechanical problems early. Hoogland dominated from the green flag to win by three fourths of a lap to take the win in his Rueben’s Sales and Service sponsored car.
In WISSOTA Street Stock action, Nathan Hauge and Jared Linder led the field to the green for the start of their feature with Hauge gaining the early advantage to lead the first three laps. It was during the beginning lap four that Cody Kummer made his move to the front after passing Hauge as the cars came out of turn two. From that point on the race was for second as Kummer motored away, leading by five car lengths at the end of lap five and by twelve or so car lengths by the end of lap ten to eventually take the win in his All Sports Graphics sponsored car. The race for second was an
exciting one as Hauge and Linder ran side by side for quite some time with Linder finally able to gain the advantage with just four laps to go.
Jim Schara and track points’ leader, Jennifer Nitzsche ran side by side for the start of the Hornet feature which saw Kevin Eckes take the early lead as he came from fourth to first in just one lap. It looked like Eckes was going to be the winner as he led the first thirteen laps of the fifteen lap feature, but then, with just two laps to go, Eckes saw his hopes for a win smoke away as his motor let go giving the lead and the eventual win to Kasey Gross who had been running second. The win went to Gross in his Williams Grain Farm sponsored car. Jay Welk, Brandon Langbecker, Jennifer Nitzsche and Jim Schara joined Gross in the top five.
The WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature saw Lance Leu and track point’s leader, Andy Karl, lined up on the front row to take the green. Karl shot to an early lead as Alex VanNatta, just two points out of the lead, quickly moved up from fourth to second sending Leu to third. During lap two, Van Natta put the pedal to the metal and as he came out of turn two, passed Karl on the back stretch.
With five of the fifteen laps completed, Van Natta had stretched his lead to about ten car lengths over Karl and the rest of the field. Then disaster struck for Karl as he dropped a drive shaft as he came out of turn three. With Karl out of the picture, all Van Natta had to do was to finish the feature in front to gain the points lead. Ten laps into the feature VanNatta had once again stretched his lead to nearly eight car lengths with Nick Linder giving chase followed by the “Hornet Man”, Mike Truscott. Rounding out the top five at this point were Leu and Cory Rueth. When the checkered flag flew, it was VanNatta taking the win in his Riverside Collision sponsored car moving him into the top spot by a six point margin over Karl. Linder, Truscott. Leu and Rick Duerr rounded out the top five.
Wayne Dean and Scott Geiger led the WISSOTA Super Stocks to the line for the start of their feature with Geiger grabbing the early lead. An early caution, after the completion of lap, one occurred when Travis Schilling spun in turn four. This reset the field with Geiger again taking the top spot. Behind Geiger, Wayne Dean was replaced in second by Shane Kisling and Randy Spacek ran fourth with Kenny Davis in fifth. Five laps into the feature Geiger was still in control, but Kisling was taking his shots at a pass at various places on the track as his passing urge was growing. It was during lap six that Kisling made his move and stole the lead from Geiger. With ten laps in, it was Kisling in the lead with Geiger giving chase about six car lengths behind. Spacek ran third followed by Davis and Brad Kisling. Wayne Dean had exited to the pits three laps earlier with what appeared to be suspension problems. In the end it was Shane Kisling taking the win in his GPH Enterprises sponsored car. Rounding out the top five were Geiger, Spacek, Davis and Brad Kisling.
The final event of the race program was the CWR Modified feature with Randy Bargender and Kevin Rogers on the front row. Bargender spun out on the initial lap, sending him to the back and Chris Oertel moved into his spot. When racing resumed Oertel took quick advantage of his good fortune and blasted to the front to dominate from that point on with Rogers and Paul Niznik fighting it out for second-Niznik won that battle and with five laps in it was Oertel, by five car lengths, Niznik, Rogers, Eric Pember and Robin Procknow. In the end, it was Oertel picking up the win, in dominating fashion, in his American Family Insurance sponsored car. Pember, who had passed Niznik with a couple of laps to go, came in second followed by Niznik, Rogers and Procknow.
Racing resumes on Wednesday, August 29, when it will be season championship night. It will also be the Dave Miller Memorial Hornet Invitational Race with track champions crowned as the following divisions will be in action: CWR: Mods, Hornets, Pure Stocks – Wissota Mods, Supers, Midwest Mods, Streets. This will be the final race event of the 2012 race season.
August 18th, 2012
Unity, WI– A perfect weather night greeted drivers and fans assembled at Central Wisconsin Raceway near Unity Wisconsin as all enjoyed the races of the Kim Parson Memorial, featuring six divisions of racing excitement. On hand for the night’s races were representatives from YesIWillWisconsin.com, an organization dedicated to organ, tissue and eye donations.
Cory Crapser came; saw and conquered as he picked up win number twenty-eight for the year in his WISSOTA/Amsoil Midwest Modified. Also picking up WISSOTA wins were Shane Kisling in his Super Stock and Jared Linder in his Street Stock. In the featured Late Model division of the evening’s race night, Pete Parker took the win in his Late Model while Duke Leu won in his Pure Stock and Rory Radtke bested the field in his Hornet.
Nick Linder and Cory Crapser led the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds to the green flag for the start of their feature with Crapser catapulting to an immediate lead as Linder ran second.
With five laps in the books, Crapser continued in the lead with Linder still doing his best to make an impression in second. Meanwhile, two drivers coming into the nights races number one and number two in the track points battle, fought it out for third with Andy Karl in third and Alex VanNatta in fourth. Running in the fifth spot at the time was Lance Leu.
With ten of the fifteen laps completed, the order for the top five remained the same. Aaron Dunbar called it night as he drove off to the pits following Mike Grosbier who had called it a night after lap two.
Just one more lap in and disaster struck for Karl as he looped his car coming out of turn four, causing the only caution of the race. With Karl in the back, the cars realigned and racing resumed. With two laps to go, Crapser led by three or four car lengths over Linder. Linder ran second for another lap and then was passed by VanNatta.
As the checkered flag flew, it was Crapser earning another win in his Buzzy Signs sponsored car. Crapser was joined in the top five by VanNatta, Linder, Karl and Leu.
Although there were only two of them, Duke Leu and Gunard Hoogland put on a good show for the top spot in the Pure Stocks with Hoogland leading the first half of the feature and Leu leading the most important part of the feature, the last half.
The Street Stocks didn’t fair too much better in numbers as the number of contenders was just three. Carolyn Nosser’s car was a missing in action as her car suffered mechanical failure earlier in the night. In spite of the low number, this too was a good race with Nathan Hauge and Jared Linder on the front row for the start of the feature.
Linder led every lap of this feature, but Cody Kummer, coming from third, ran bumper to bumper for almost the entire race. Linder, the birthday boy, capped off a perfect birthday with the win in his Red Door Saloon sponsored car as he held the advantage and momentum. Kummer finished second and Hauge third.
Shane Kisling and Matt McEathron ran side by side for the start of the Super Stock feature with Kisling dominating early as Randy Spacek moved into the second spot after starting third.
With five laps in the books, Kisling continued to lead by three or four car lengths over Spacek as McEathron ran third. In the fourth spot, Scott Geiger ran strong followed by Travis Schilling.
Not much had changed by lap ten as Kisling was still in firm control with the other cars staying in line in the same order.
By lap fifteen, Kisling was still ahead by about four car lengths as Spacek did his best to try to reel Kisling in. Meanwhile, McEathron ran third followed by Geiger and Terry Kroening who had worked his way back to fifth after starting in the back.
When the checkered flag flew, it was Kisling taking the win in his Gator Chassis sponsored car followed by Spacek, McEathron, Geiger and Kroening.
The Hornet feature saw Jim Schara and Rory Radtke pacing the pack for the start with Radtke showing early strength to take the lead. Fact of the matter is Radtke led every lap from that point on to take the win in his Backroad LLC sponsored car. Rounding out the top five were Cal Maule, who grabbed the second spot with three to go, Schara, Christine Schmude, and seventy eight year old, Bob Zynda.
Robbie Bunkelman and Pete Parker lined up side by side for the start of the Late Model feature with Parker taking the lead. Bunkelman ran second, but then had two unusual spins bringing out the caution flag. Bunkelman then pitted, returned and then started in the back to run a spin-free race.
Once Parker established himself as the leader, the wily veteran used his car’s power and his vast store-house of race knowledge to stay in that lead. Tim Isenberg and Steve Isenberg fought it out for the entire race with Tim taking the advantage. Tim Isenberg tried on several attempts to overtake Parker coming going into turn two, but to no avail.
When the last lap was done, it was Parker with the win in his Wild Incorporated sponsored car followed by Tim Isenberg, Steve Isenberg, Chris Oertel and Justin Oshsher.
Steve Parsons and the entire CWR staff would like to thank the fans and drivers who supported this event. Special thanks go out to Nasonville Dairy, Grassland Dairy, Sternweis & Sons, Creative Express LLC, Hilltop Auto Wrecking, Burt Trophies and a very special anonymous sponsor.
Racing resumes on Wednesday, August 22, when Central Wisconsin Raceway will host the Loyal Corn Fest Challenge featuring a Super Stock Invitational. There will also be kid’s bike races, kid’s school supplies raffle and $5.00 admission for those over 60. Seeing action will be the CWR Mods, Hornets, Pures, Supers, Midwest Mods, and Streets.
July 15th, 2012
(Unity, WI) It was another beautiful racing night at Central Wisconsin Raceway, honoring fallen fireman, Jamison Kampmeyer, which saw Shane Kisling, Cody Kummer and Nathan Thums pick up wins in the WISSOTA/Amsoil divisions. In the Central Wisconsin divisions the wins went to Chris Oertel, Duke Leu, and Jerome Kowalski.
The track owners would like to thank all the fans and racers who helped to make the night a success. All money received from fan admittance was donated to the Kampmeyer family to put toward an educational fund for the Kampmeyer children. The track would also like to extend a special thanks to the Vesely family for all the track work completed during the racing season.
Kurt Komarek and Duke Leu led the Central Wisconsin Raceway Pure Stocks to the green for the start of their feature with Leu taking an early lead. By the midway point of the race, Leu still led, but Jake Stowell was hanging right with him as they had an entertaining battle for the top spot. Meanwhile, Komarek was left with the crumbs as he alone was left due to the early retirement of Gunard Hoogland whose car had motor issues. In the end it was Leu, in his first appearance of the year, taking the win with Stowell in second and Komarek in third. Hoogland was credited with fourth.
The WISSOTA Street Stocks were up next with Ralph Stark and Jared Linder leading the way. Linder was the early leader, leading the first three laps of the feature with Cody Kummer hounding him all the way. By lap three it was Linder, Kummer, and Stark all running nearly side by side in a battle for the top spot with Kummer coming out the eventual leader. A the midway point of the race, Kummer had a comfortable lead as Linder and Stark continued to fight for second. When the checkered flag flew, it was Kummer with his fifteenth win followed by Linder and Stark. Al Beyer was credited with fourth.
Matt McEathron and Scott Geiger paced the WISSOTA Super Stocks as they approached flagman, Rueben’s, green flag. Geiger took the early lead with Randy Spacek, moving up from fourth, ran second as McEathron dropped to third. Meanwhile, Shane Kisling was patiently waiting his turn as he passed McEathron during lap two bringing Wayne Dean along as Dean ran
fourth. As Geiger’s lead dropped from one car length to one-half, lap three would see Geiger, Spacek and Kisling running side by side as they approached the flag stand with Kisling aggressively taking the lead. With five laps in, Kisling was in firm control as Spacek ran second, Dean ran third, Geiger ran fourth and McEathron ran fifth. With ten laps in the books, it was Kisling and Spacek out in front of the rest. Dean had dropped into the pits during lap eight and Geiger soon followed him into the pits as well. That left Kisling, Spacek, McEathron and Mark Ryskoski. Two laps later, McEathron would drop out. As the race near the end, it was Kisling, Spacek and a distant, rookie, Ryskoski, remaining on the track to share the spoils. In the end, it was Kisling in his Gordie’s Custom Golf Club sponsored car, taking the win followed by Spacek and Ryskoski. McEathron was credited with fourth and Geiger with fifth.
The Central Wisconsin Hornets were up next with Eric Klemetson and Abbie Knauf on the front row. Klemetson would be the early leader with Jennifer Nitzsche quickly moving up to the second spot followed by Jerome Kowalski and Josh Brugge. By the midway point it was Kowalski in the lead after making the pass during lap four. Kowalski was followed by Nitzsche, Klemetson, Brugge, and Knauf. Kowalski and Nitzsche ran bumper to bumper for three or four laps, but Kowalski just had momentum in his favor and took the win in his Socwell Sales and Service sponsored car. Rounding out the top five were Nitzsche, Christine Schmude, Brugge, and Knauf.
The Central Wisconsin Modifieds were up next with Kevin Rogers and Chris Oertel on leading the way. Oertel was off to a very quick start and early on showed why he had “cleaned up” in the heat race. By mid-race Oertel was leading by a full stretch as Rogers and Shawn Perkins were left fighting for whatever remained. Steve Bangart had dropped out of the feature early with mechanical problems. When the checkered flag flew, it was Oertel with the win followed by Rogers and Perkins. Bangart was credited with fourth.
The last feature of the night was the WISSOTA Midwest Modified special with Nathan Thums and Alex Van Natta sharing the front row. Lance Leu was scheduled to be on the inside of row one, but he failed to make the initial start. When Leu did come out, after a restart for a bad first start, he started at the rear, but as he made the pass going into turn two he ended up in the infield and his night was done. The field was aligned one more time and Thums shot to the lead with
VanNatta, Nick Linder, Andy Karl and Aaron Dunbar giving chase. With five laps in, Thums led by two or three car lengths, still followed by VanNatta and the rest who had remained in line. With ten laps in, Thums continued to lead comfortably by four car lengths. Thums had been challenged by VanNatta, who had reduced the lead to one car length at one time, but VanNatta couldn’t make the pass and continued to run second followed by Karl, Linder and Dunbar.
In the end, it was Thums picking up the win in his Brandt Photo and Graphics sponsored car. Rounding out the top five were Van Natta, with an injured motor, Karl, Linder and Rick Duerr who had replaced Dunbar, who dropped off the track with a few laps to go.
The next schedule race is for Wednesday, July 25 when Central Wisconsin Raceway will host the WISSOTA Race of Champions Qualifier Night sponsored by the Tavern League. It is also Biker Night (ride your motorcycle to the races and get in for $5.00). Running on the 25th will be the WISSOTA Super Stocks, Midwest Mods, and Streets. Also scheduled are the CWR Mods, Hornets and Pures.
June 23rd, 2012
Unity, WI– WISSOTA/Amsoil Street Stock national point’s leader, Cody Kummer, continued his winning ways as he motored to his twelfth win of the 2012 race season on Thursday night. Joining Kummer in Central Wisconsin Raceway’s winner’s circle were Michael Truscott in his WISSOTA Midwest Modified, Scott Geiger in his WISSOTA Super Stock, Gunard Hoogland in his CWR Pure Stock, Josh Brugge in his CWR Hornet and Tim Isenberg in his Late Model.
The CWR Pure Stocks were up for their feature first with a field of just two cars so as announcer, Steve Parsons, said, “you won’t be hearing three-wide racing in this one.” Despite the low car count the cars stayed within car lengths of each other during the entire feature with Gunard Hoogland, remaining undefeated at CWR, taking the win in his Barsment sponsored car followed by rookie driver, Kurt Komarek.
Ralph Stark and Jared Linder led the Street Stocks to the starter’s flag with Linder taking the early lead followed by Cody Kummer. With just two laps in, Kummer shot to the front as Justin Linder, who had been running fourth, put the pressure on Stark for third. About midway through the race, Stark slowed and pulled off the track as the remainder of the field continued with Kummer still in command and pulling away. In the end, it was Kummer chalking up win number twelve in his Memorial Health Center sponsored car. Kummer was followed by Jared Linder and Justin Linder.
Super Stock action began with Matt McEathron and Scott Geiger sharing the front row. Geiger was quickest off the line as he lurched to an immediate lead with Kirk Bogdanovic securing second. Geiger and Bogdanovic ran first and second for the first nine laps with McEathron and Randy Spacek fighting for third. After the completion of lap nine, Spacek and McEathron tangled on the front stretch and McEathron’s night was done. When racing resumed, Geiger once again assumed the lead as Spacek shot past Bogdanovic for second and Travis Schilling ran fourth. When the checkered flag flew, Geiger had picked up his second win of the year in his Geiger Scrap and Salvage sponsored car. Spacek came home in second followed by Bogdanovic and Schilling.
Nick Linder and Lance Leu were first to accept the green as the Midwest Modifieds began their feature. The start of this feature was delayed due to a caution which saw Mike Grosbier spin as he accepted the green. Grosbier was able to continue, but Brian Fuchs pulled off with motor problems. When racing resumed, Linder grabbed the lead and led the first lap with Leu in pursuit. With one lap in another caution occurred when last week’s winner, Aaron Dunbar made contact with the back stretch wall. Dunbar was able to continue, but Alex VanNatta pulled off with motor problems. On the restart, Linder once again led with Leu in second followed by Michael Truscott who ran third, track point’s leader, Andy Karl, in fourth and Grant Southworth in fifth. With three laps in the books, Truscott shot to the front coming out
of turn four, Leu ran second, Linder dropped to third followed by Karl and Southworth. The order remained the same for four more laps with Truscott running away from the pack as Southworth passed Karl for fourth. Then, another caution occurred when Nick Koehler and Grosbier hit nose to nose when Koehler spun as they came out of turn three. Both cars went off on the hook with their race nights finished. Truscott again assumed the lead when racing continued, but with just
one more lap in there was another caution, this time for the stalled Jim Mechelke car. On the restart, Truscott once again shot to the front, and the rest is history, as he motored away for the win in his Baxter Engines sponsored car. Joining Truscott in the top five were Southworth, Karl, Linder and Dunbar.
The CWR Hornet feature saw Bob Zynda, representing us old folks, and “Wagon Master” Jim Schara on the front row. It was track point’s leader, Jennifer Nitzsche, who was the early leader followed by heat winner, Josh Brugge. Nitzsche continued to lead for the first five laps of the feature, but Brugge was putting on the pressure with Cal Maule and Schara in hot pursuit followed by Christine Schmude. With five laps in and Nitzsche in the lead it looked as if she was
in control, but as luck would have it, a rear wheel spindle broke and her car spun coming out of turn two. Nitzsche was unable to continue and Brugge inherited the lead. Brugge’s stiffest competition, Maule, dropped out of the race with
two laps to go as his car slowed and stopped on the front stretch. Brugge went on to win in his Alexander Electric sponsored car. Brugge was joined in the top finishers by Schara, Schmude, and Zynda.
The Late Model event sponsored by Seubert Calf Ranches, Butch’s Service, and Nasonville Dairy began with Tim Isenberg and Jim Rychtik on the front row. It was evident from the beginning that Isenberg had everyone out-motored as he drove away from the field early with Rychtik and Russ Scheffler exchanging spots as they ran for second with Brett Swedberg and Chris Oertel fighting it out for fourth. A caution for a spinning Doug Blashe, after lap thirteen, reset the field with Isenberg once again in control along with Scheffler and Oertel battling for second followed by Swedberg and Rychtik. With twenty-two of the thirty lap feature in the books, Isenberg was leading by a full turn and then Steve Isenberg spun out, resetting the field once more. Just one lap later, Swedberg’s car began to smoke and his night was done. When racing resumed, Isenberg again shot to the lead followed by Scheffler, Robby Bunkelman, Oertel, and Justin Hirt. On the white flag lap, Bunkelman suddenly pulled his car up lame in turn two as Isenberg went on to win in his CFR sponsored car. Rounding out the top five were: Scheffler, Oertel, Hirt and Rychtik.
Racing resumes on Friday, July 6. The race scheduled for July 3 has been removed from the schedule. The July 6 race will be $5.00 night. On that race night if you donate at least two non-perishable food items, you will get in for $5.00.
June 15th, 2012
Unity, WI–Changing up their race schedule a bit, Central Wisconsin Speedway hosted a night of racing on Wednesday, June 13, featuring six divisions. Aaron Dunbar of Spencer, WI, picked up his first feature win ever, and a sweep, in his WISSOTA/Amsoil Midwest Modified, while Randy Spacek picked up another WISSOTA/Amsoil Super Stock sweep and Cody Kummer continued his winning ways, with a sweep in his WISSOTA/Amsoil Street Stock. In the Central Wisconsin divisions, the winners were Chris Oertel in his CWR Modified, Gunard Hoogland in his CWR Pure Stock and Jennifer Nitzsche in her CWR Four-cylinder Hornet.
The CWR Pure Stocks were up first with Rod Ryba and Kurt Komarek on the front row. Ryba was quick to take the lead as the cars rounded turn four and passed under the flag stand for the first time. It was Gunard Hoogland, though, who, after not finishing in his heat, turned up the wick to take the lead as the cars came to the finish line for the second time. Hoogland then proceeded to pull away as the race progressed, leading by as much as a full front stretch to win the feature in his Rueben’s Sales and Service sponsored car.
Up next, the WISSOTA Street Stocks with Cody Kummer and Jared Linder leading the way. Kummer wasted no time getting to the front as Linder ran second with Ralph Stark and Derek Eberl battling for third. Carolyn Nosser made an obligatory start with a wounded race car and pulled off after accepting the green. The cars ran just a few car lengths apart for the first five laps and then the race halted as Stark’s car came to a screeching halt with a broken right front ball joint.
When racing resumed, Linder put the pressure on Kummer once again, but Kummer proved to be too strong going on for yet another feature win in his Vince’s Speed Shop sponsored car.
The WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds came to the starter’s flag for their feature with Nick Linder and Aaron Dunbar setting the pace. Dunbar shot to an early lead as Linder did his best to hang on to the second spot with track point’s leaders Andy Karl and Alex VanNatta sparing for third along with C J Hedges, Jr. with five laps in the books, Dunbar continued to lead, but VanNatta was now in second and putting on the pressure as Linder dropped to third, Karl ran fourth and Hedges, Jr. continued to run fifth. As the cars completed lap eight, VanNatta completed his quest for the first spot sending Dunbar to second. Unfortunately for VanNatta, his moment of glory was just that, a moment, as his car lurched up the track in turn two sending him to third with Dunbar once again back in control with Karl hot on his tail. With five to go, Travis Friske was on the move from his seventh starting spot as he now ran fifth with Lance Leu also on the move from eleventh and running on Friske’s bumper. As the checkered flew, Dunbar had picked up his first ever feature win in his First Choice Recycling sponsored car followed by Karl, VanNatta, Friske and Leu. After having won the heat race, Randy Spacek, did his best to hold off all comers. Well, there was just one challenger and that was Scott Geiger. Now, you may think that a two-car feature wouldn’t be much of a race, but Spacek and Geiger ran nose to tail for the first half of the race, keeping it interesting. Spacek then slowly pulled away to an eventual four or five car lengths to take the win in his Jeff Simek Construction sponsored WISSOTA Super Stock.
The CWR Modifieds were up next with their trifecta race. One of these three cars was about to win a feature as Kevin Rogers and Chris Oertel showed the way with Mickey Nosser rounding out the field. With just one lap in, it was evident that Oertel’s car would be the car to beat as he showed early dominance with Rogers and Nosser left to fight it out for second. Oertel had established a full turn lead by the midway point of the race and try as hard as he could, Nosser couldn’t make the pass on Rogers. In the end, it was Oertel with a half-track lead to take the win in his Wisconsin Homes sponsored car.
The final feature of the night saw Michael Ecker, in a loaner from Paul Socwell, and track point’s leader, Jennifer Nitzsche, leading the way as the Hornets began their feature. Ecker was the early leader with Nitzsche running second and applying pressure for the first two laps. As the cars rounded turn four for the third lap, Nitzsche grabbed the lead as Ecker’s car slowed and pulled into the pits. From that point on, Nitzsche did a stellar job of holding off all challengers to take the win in her Hill Top Auto Wrecking sponsored car. Alex Drexler, Cory Rueth, and Cal Maule were the only other cars to finish of the nine Hornets who had started the night.
Racing resumes on Wednesday, June 20, with a Late Model Special sponsored By Siebert Calf Ranches. Joining the Late Models will be the WISSOTA/Amsoil Supers, Midwest Modifieds, and Street Stocks, plus the CWR Hornets and Pure Stocks. Hot laps are at 6:30 with racing at 7:30. Admission for June 20 race will be $13.00 for adults (16 and over) $10.00 for seniors (60 and over), $7.00 for Students (12-15) and Kids (11 and under are FREE). Come join the fun! http://www.racecwr.com/index.html
August 20th, 2010
Unity, WI-On a warm and steamy night, the largest crowd since the heydays of the old Monster Hall Raceway enjoyed the Kim Parson’s Memorial races. The Kim Parson’s Memorial is the brain child of her dad, Steve Parsons. Kim was a avid race fan and often helped her dad with his race promotion activities. The emphasis for this year’s races was on organ and tissue donation. The Wisconsin Organ Donor Organization was on hand to encourage everyone to consider organ donation and become a donor just as Kim Parsons had been.
The night’s features began with the WISSOTA Street Stocks led by heat winner, Jared Linder and visitor, Danny Richards. Richards, as he usually does, shot to a quick lead with Linder giving chase. Midway through the feature with Richards still in the lead and Linder threatening to pass, Butch Kummer and Ralph Stark had a great battle going for third. One or two laps later, Stark pulled into the pits with mechanical problems, leaving Kummer all alone in third. By race end, it was Danny Richards with the win in his Richard’s Repair-sponsored car. Linder, Kummer, Tyler Wahlstrom, and Stark made up the remaining top five.
The Central Wisconsin Hornets were up next for their feature with Cory Rueth and Kurt Komarek on the front row. This race went three wide almost immediately with Mark Ryskoski coming to the flag stand first as Komarek and Cory Rueth battled for second. Ryskoski was the eventual winner in this caution-free feature in his Jerkwater Supper Club-sponsored car. Komarek, Rueth, Cal Maule, and Cori Block rounded out the top five.
Leading the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds to flagman, Jeff Eisner’s green flag, were Brian Fuchs and Nick Linder. Linder was the early leader, dominating from the start with Fuchs, Nathan Thums, Andy Karl, and Brad Hudson all battling for second. By mid-race, Linder was extending his lead as Thums and Karl fought it out for second. Meanwhile, Hudson and Bob Wood battled for third. Race end saw Linder winning by a very comfortable margin in his Wheeler GM-sponsored Midwest Mod. Thums, Karl, Hudson, and Wood completed the top five.
Representing the WISSOTA Super Stocks, Paul Erikson and Lance Leu led the field to the green. Erikson wasn’t messing around as he surged to an early and respectable lead with Leu battling with Randy Spacek for second. Halfway through the feature and after surviving the only caution of the race, Erikson continued to lead. Spacek was on the move and was running second, Matt McEathron and Leu battled for third, and Dave Pospyhalla ran fifth. When the checkered flag flew, Erikson had won by a comfortable margin in his Seebold Chevrolet-sponsored car with Spacek, Leu, Pspyhalls, and McEathron making up the top five.
The final feature of the night was the Late Model feature with an interesting mix of WISSOTA, Fastrak, and Lucas cars. Also the mix of motors with WISSOTA motors, open motors, and GM Crate motors competing for the $2,000 winner’s check was interesting to watch. Tim Isenberg was the eventual winner in his Lucas car, Chris Oertel, Paul Parker, Pete Parker, Kerry Hanson, and the Crate Motor car of Justin Hirt, rounded out the top six.
The final races schedule for the year at CWR were scheduled for Friday, August 13, weather permitting.
July 2nd, 2010
Central Wisconsin Raceway, Unity, WI
June 30, 2010
By Gene Harmelink
A near perfect weather night and a nice crowd witnessed what was a busy night of racing at Central Wisconsin Raceway on Wednesday, June 30. It was Summer Shootout #2 with double features. There was a regular night of racing and make up features thrown in the mix from June 25 for good measure.
Matt Leer proved to be the most fortunate winner of the night, winning the make-up feature, his heat race for the regular night, and the regular night feature. Other WISSOTA/Amsoil Dirt Track Series winners for the makeup features were: Modifieds-Kevin Adams, Paul Erikson-Super Stocks, and Jared Linder-Street Stocks. Regular night winners were: Keith Tourville-Modifieds, Tommy Richards-Super Stocks, and Jared Linder-Street Stocks.
The WISSOTA/Amsoil Street Stock makeup feature saw the son and father duo of Cody and Butch Kummer on the front row with Butch Kummer leading most of the first ten laps. About midway through the feature the white flag was shown crossed with another flag and Kummer, who was the leader at the time, made another lap thinking the race was complete and then slowed after passing the flag stand for what he thought was the end of the race. It was argued and discussed and five more laps were run with Jared Linder grabbing the lead with two laps to go, putting Kummer in second. By race end Linder had won followed by Butch Kummer, and Nick Wojcik.
The WISSOTA/Amsoil Midwest Modifieds were up next, with Nathan Thums and Matt Leer on the front row. Leer quickly shot to the lead with Brad Hudson sliding into the second spot coming from fifth and Nick Linder moved up to third from fourth as Thums dropped to fifth.
There were two successive cautions, one for a hard crash in turn one by Dave Williams. The impact caused a portion of the cement block wall to be broken and a large portion of catch fence destroyed, resulting in Williams’ car being towed to the pits and significant time spent on track repairs. The good news is Williams was not hurt and Williams returned later in the night to race.
Once racing resumed in the shortened feature, Leer again took the lead, leaving all challengers in his dust. Leer went on for the win in his Golat Dirt & Dozing-sponsored car. Hudson, Shane Halopka, Nathan Thums, and Andy Karl filled the remaining top five spots.
In Super Stock makeup feature action, Matt McEathron and Terry Kroening led the field to the starter’s flag with Kroening securing the early lead. Kroening led the first three laps with Paul Erikson moving up from fourth to take second. Four laps into the race, Erikson made the pass for the lead as Kroening dropped to second, McEathron went to third, Lance Leu moved into fourth from seventh, and Mark Stender ran fifth after starting eighth.
Midway through the race, Erikson continued his lead, as McEathron moved up to take second, Kroening fell to third, Stender moved to fourth, and Leu ran fifth. At the checkered flag, it was Erikson with the win in his Sebold Chevrolet-sponsored Super. McEathron, Kroening, Stender, and Leu rounded out the top five.
Steve Bangart and Jared Loos led the WISSOTA Modifieds to the start of their feature with Keith Tourville springing to an early lead. Tourville led the first six laps of the feature with Jared Loos, Kevin Adams, Bangart, and Paul Niznik fighting for second. It was during lap seven that Tourville suddenly went up to the top of the track and stopped. Tourville’s car had thrown it’s driveshaft and his feature run was done.
When racing resumed, Adams inherited the lead as Loos and Nisnik fought it out for second. Michael Truscott, Bangart, and Kevin Rogers battled for third. With the laps winding down, Adams began to put some distance between himself and the rest of the field as Truscott moved to second. Adams went on to win the feature in his Adams Automotive-sponsored car with Truscott, Rogers, Loos, and Bangart rounding out the top five.
The regular night features sponsored by Stewart Optical LLC, Webers Farm Store, and Force were up next with the heats being run first in all divisions. After the heats, there was no intermission and the features were up next with the CWR Pure Stocks up first.
Leading the way for the CWR Pure Stocks for the start of their feature were Jared Oldham and Mike Schuebel, with Oldham taking the lead after one lap. Kyle Genett moved into second briefly to be replaced by Schuebel by the end of three laps. Midway through the race, Oldman still led while Rod Ryba had moved up from sixth to second and Genett fell to third. By race end, it was the rookie, Oldham, with his first-ever win in his Grassland Dairy Products-sponsored Pure Stock. Ryba came in second and Genett was third. Schuebel pulled off on the white flag lap and Duane Leu was also a DNF.
Rich Weir and Cody Kummer were on the front row for the start of the WISSOTA Street Stock feature with Kummer taking the early lead, leading the first two laps. Unfortunately for Kummer, he spun while leading during the third lap and was sent to the back with Jared Lindner inheriting the lead, Zach Manley ran second, Weir ran third, and Butch Kummer ran fifth. When the checkered flew, just five of the original seven starters remained and Linder took the win, his second of the night. Manley, Weir, Doug Wojcik, and Butch Kummer followed Lindner.
The CWR Hornets were up next up with 76-year-old Bob Zynda and Jennifer Nitzsche on the front row. Nitzsche took the early lead, leading the first two laps, as Josh Brugge moved up for the challenge. Brugge made the pass on Nitszche and led two laps. With five laps in, Brugge’s lead ended and Dustin LaBlonde led for the remainder of the feature. Nitzsche, Brugge, Cori Block, and Cory Rueth rounded out the top five.
Eleven WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds took the green flag with Brian Fuchs and Andy Karl leading the way. Karl led one lap and was then passed by Matt Leer. As Leer motored away from the pack, Mickey Nosser came from sixth to run second. Karl dropped to third and Nick Lindner fought it out with Brad Hudson for fifth. About midway through the feature Leer had established a five or six car lead over Nosser and Nosser Led the same over Karl. By race end, in a feature seeing no cautions, Leer had taken the win and completed a sweep in his White City Glass-sponsored car. Nosser came in second. Aaron Dunbar, Linder, and Karl completed the top five.
The WISSOTA Super Stocks with Scott Geiger and Tommy Richards leading the way took the green flag next. Richards established dominance early, leading after one lap. As Richards, led, Geiger ran second with Randy Spacek on his tail. Halfway through the race, Richards’ lead was about four car lengths over Spacek. Geiger, Mark Stender, and Terry Kroening battled for third. By race end, Richards had taken the win in his Richards’ Repair-sponsored car. Spacek finished second followed by Geiger, Stender, and Kroening.
The last feature of the night belonged to the WISSOTA Modifieds with Steve Bangart and Michael Truscott on the front row. It would be Keith Tourville, coming from fourth to take the lead by the end of lap one. As Tourville continued to lead and pull away, Paul Niznik did his best to keep up as did Kevin Adams. With eight laps to go, Tourville had pulled away from the field, Adams had replaced Nisnik in second, Truscott ran fourth, and Bangart ran fifth. By race end, in a race that saw no cautions, Tourville was the winner and swept in his MAS Performance-Sponsored car. Adams, Nisnik, Truscott, and Scott Vesley rounded out the top five.
Racing resumes on Friday, July 9 with a regular night of racing plus spectator drags. Keep Wednesday, July 14 open on your schedule for Summer Shootout #3. That night will also be the CWR WISSOTA Race of Champions Qualifier night. See http://www.racecwr.com for further details.
June 19th, 2010
Central Wisconsin Raceway, Unity, WI
June 16, 2010
By Gene Harmelink
The skies cleared just in time for the beginning of the first of several Wednesday night shows scheduled for Central Wisconsin Raceway, with this one being presented by the Nasonville Dairy Retail Store of Curtiss, WI, and F.O.R.C.E. June 16 marked the first of three Wednesday night “Summer Shootouts” with the next being on June 30, and with a third scheduled for July 14. An additional Wednesday night show is scheduled for August 11, when CWR presents the Kim Parsons Memorial Races.
The CWR Pure Stocks were first to take to the carefully prepared 3/8 mile with Jared Oldham and Jake Stowell on the front row. Stowell was fastes out of the gate taking the lead for lap one. It was Rod Ryba, though, who would steal the thunder and lead the remaining laps to take the win with Kyle Genett and Stowell giving chase. Just three of the six cars that started the feature finished the feature with the most notable DNF going to Duane Leu who rolled his car on the back stretch early in the race.
Next up were the WISSOTA/Amsoil Street Stocks with the son and father team of Cody and Butch Kummer leading the remaining four cars to the starter’s green flag. Cody Kummer came out strong, leading the first eleven laps. It was during what would have been lap twelve, that the younger Kummer pulled his car into the pits, giving the lead to dear old dad. As Butch Kummer led and pulled away in his Vince’s Speed Shop-sponsored car, the remaining cars of Danny Richards, Jared Linder, and Rich Weir battled it out for the second spot, with Richards finishing second followed by Linder and Weir.
The CWR Hornets were led to the start of their race with Bob Zynda, who has been racing for 60 years, and Cory Rueth on the front row. Rueth established himself as the early leader, leaving all others in his wake. As Rueth pulled away from the field, Kurt Komarek, Cori Block, Josh Brugge, and track point’s leader, Mark Ryskoski, fought it out for the other four spots in the top five. By race end, it was all Rueth taking the win in his Concrete Creations-sponsored car, with Dustin LaBlonde moving into second, after running sixth much of the night. Block ended up third with Ryskoski and Brugge making up the remainder of the top five.
Paul Socwell and track point’s leader, Brad Hudson, lined up side-by-side for the start of the WISSOTA/Amsoil Midwest Modified feature. Hudson proved early why he leads in points as he pulled away to dominate the field with Nathan Thums, Matt Leer, Ronnie Rihn, and Grant Southworth vying for second. As Hudson continued to lead, Rihn moved up to second with Southworth and Mickey Nosser battling it out for third, as Thums fell to fifth. With two laps to go, Josh Smith had grabbed fifth from Thums as the rest of the top five held their spots. Brad Hudson picked up his second CWR win in his Bob Seckora, Coldwell Banker-sponsored car. Rihn, Southworth, Nosser, and Smith completed the top five.
Scott Geiger and Lance Leu lined up on the front row for the start of the WISSOTA/Amsoil Super Stock feature. Leu in one of the oldest, if not the oldest, Super Stocks dominated early with Geiger giving him a run for the money as Paul Erikson, Randy Spacek, and Terry Kroening battled for third. About midway through the race, Erikson was challenging Geiger for second and with five laps to go, made the pass to take second as Leu continued to lead. Kroening and Spacek continued to battle for third with Kroening succeeding in the pass with five laps to go. As Leu took the checkered in his Decker Automotive-sponsored car, Erikson settled for second in an unusual finish in which the white flag was thrown twice. Kroening, Spacek, and Tommy Richards, who had run sixth for some time, rounded out the top five.
The WISSOTA/Amsoil Modifieds were last on the track with Steve Bangart and Scott Vesley leading the way. It was last year’s track champion and current point’s leader, Keith Tourville, who would quickly lead the way coming from sixth to lead the first lap. A caution occurred during lap two when Jared Loos slowed and stopped after his car’s oil filter collapsed just as it had in the heats. As Loos slowed, Mike Anderson was collected in the process and his car had to be retired to the pits with damage. When the race continued, Tourville once again shot to the front with Kevin Adams hot on his tail. As Tourville and Adams had a royal battle going on for first, Bangart, Paul Niznik, and Mike Truscott fought it out for third. Despite all attempts by Adams to pass, Tourville managed to stay ahead, even though Adams got up to his door on several occasions. In the end, it was Tourville with the win and a sweep in his MAS Performance-sponsored Shaw. Adams, Bangart, Nisnik, and Trucott rounded out the top five.
Racing resumes on Friday, June 25, for the John Bell Memorial Race Weekend. On Saturday, June 26, CWR will host the First Annual Car Show, along with Vintage Modified Stock Car racing and Midwest Modified, Street Stock, Pure Stock, Hornet &Warrior racing, plus motorcycles and quads. See: http://www.racecwr.com/index.html for more details.