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May 26th, 2015
Despite a wet and unsettled weather pattern seemingly overtaking the Memorial Day holiday, Lucas Cattle Company ULMA drivers were able to compete in two of three planned events. Both Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Missouri and Callaway Raceway in Fulton, Missouri hosted drivers over the weekend.
At Callaway Raceway, 16 drivers checked in for the Late Model portion of the program. Three weeks had past since Callaway was last able to hold its races due to consecutive rainouts. Former Callaway Raceway track champion Payton Looney of Republic, Missouri became the second driver this year to win at least two ULMA events. Looney last took his car to victory lane at Callaway on May 1st, his latest win was his eighth career ULMA score.
Looney fought off 2010 Lucas Cattle Company ULMA Champion Vance Wilson for the win, which went down to the wire. Behind Looney and Wilson inside the top five were Tood McCoin of Barnett, Missouri; Dwight Niehoff of Neosho, Missouri; and Dustin Hodges of nearby Fulton, Missouri.
ULMA Late Models are off this Friday at the raceway, which is holding a track special event for one of its other classes. ULMA racing resumes at Callaway Raceway on Friday, June 5th. For complete information and track details visit www.callawayraceways.com. The track is located at 7419 County Road 405 in Fulton, Misouri. Call 573-592-7795 or 573-642-6580 for raceday information.
Randolph County Raceway (RCR) in Moberly, Missouri hosted ULMA drivers for a second time this season and when the evening concluded it was Winfield, Missouri driver Kenny Mudd who found himself in the winner’s circle. The win was Mudd’s fifth-career ULMA victory. Behind Mudd at the line were Lancaster, Missouri’s Chris Smyser; David Melloway of Columbia, Missouri; Jon Melloway of Hallsville, Missouri; and John Ketterer of Marthasville, Missouri.
This week, RCR hosts the Lucas Cattle Company ULMA drivers during a special event on Friday, May 29. Highlighting the evening is the newly formed National Sprint League (NSL), which marks its first-ever appearance at the high-banked speed plant. Joining the NSL and ULMA cars are the USRA B-Mods.
Ticket prices are $25 for adults, kids aged 6 to 14 are $10, children five and under are free. Pit gates are scheduled to open at 2 p.m. followed by grandstand admission beginning at 5. Hot Laps begin at 7 with racing to follow at 7:30. RCR is located at 4081 US-24 in Moberly, Missouri. On race day, the Track Phone number is 660-833-1727. Be sure to visit RCR online at www.randolphcountyraceway.com.
Although wet weather forced the cancellation of last Sunday’s planned event at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) in Warrensburg, Missouri, ULMA drivers have another shot this Saturday, May 30th to compete at the track when ULMA action returns. This week marks the second appearance of ULMA at CMS this year, earlier in the season Jon Binning claimed a CMS victory. CMS recently acquired new and revised track equipment as the track preparation crew has put numerous hours into making the surface fast and smooth for drivers.
At CMS, pit gates open at 4:30 followed by grandstand admission beginning at 5. Driver pill draw closes at 6:15 (no passing points awarded if late check-in), driver’s meeting/lineups posted at 6:30, hot laps roll out at 7 followed by racing at 7:30. General admission is $12, seniors 65 and over and military w/I.D. $10. Kids ages six to 12 are $5, children five and under are free. All pit passes at CMS are $30. There are NO TRACK REGISTRATION FEES at CMS, ULMA drivers only pay pit passes to compete.
Central Missouri Speedway is located just off of US Highway 13, three-and-a-half miles north of Warrensburg, Misouri. The exact location is 5 NE County Road V, Warrensburg, MO 64093. The race day track phone number is 660-747-2166, or the office may be reached Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 816-229-1338.
Front stretch grandstand parking is located directly off of Hwy 13. Back stretch and pit parking is located on the east side of the speedway. For Saturday, May 30th, ULMA joins the CMS regular weekly race program that features a swift-moving night of action with USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Lightning Sprints, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks. For complete information visit www.centralmissourispeedway.net.
After a hugely successful first two days of the annual Show-Me 100 weekend at Lucas Oil Speedway (LOS) in Wheatland, Missouri, the track was forced to postpone the rest of the competition until July 12th due to the extremely wet holiday weekend. The hard-working staff at LOS will enjoy a much-deserved break this Saturday, but ULMA racing will return to the speedway on Saturday, June 6th. Be sure to visit the state-of-the-art facility online at www.lucasoilspeedway.com.
Jon Melloway currently leads the Lucas Cattle Company ULMA standings with a 34-point lead over Jefferson City, Missouri’s Chris Cox and former point’s leader Todd McCoin of Barnett, Missouri. Complete ULMA standings and results are found at www.ulmaracing.com.
Upcoming ULMA Points-Earning Events
Friday, May 29 – Randolph Cty Raceway
Saturday, May 30 – Central Mo Speedway
Friday, June 5 – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, June 6 – Lucas Oil Speedway
Saturday, June 6 – Randolph Cty Raceway
For complete standings, results, calendar of events and license information be sure to visit ULMA online at www.ulmaracing.com. ULMA Temp Licenses are sold at each affiliated track for $10 per event entered. Drivers must either be a paid in full ULMA member or purchase the temp license to compete in ULMA events. Visit ULMA’s title sponsor at www.lucascattlecompany.com. ULMA thanks Hoosier Tire Midwest, Radical Race Wear, RacingJunk.com, RacinDirt.com, and Photographics by Shelly Payne. For more information on ULMA, visit www.ulmaracing.com.
April 22nd, 2015
Opening night at Callaway Raceway in Fulton, Missouri produced a tail of the Wiley veteran and Young Lion Friday night in Lucas Cattle Company ULMA action. This time it was veteran driver Vance Wilson of Quincy, Illinois who shook off a persistent Payton Looney for his 38th ULMA career and series-leading victory.
Should both drivers choose to give a run at the season nine championship, this race could ultimately have lasting impacts and play a pivotal role in the outcome. With last year’s champion Jon Binning already in the win column and new points leader Dwight Niehoff off to a strong start, this year has all the makings for the best ULMA season yet and competitors have yet to take the field at Lucas Oil Speedway and Randolph County Raceway!
Fifteen competitors made their way to Fulton, Missouri’s Callaway Raceway Friday night in what turned out to be the lone ULMA-sanctioned event of the weekend after rains moved in on Saturday and delayed opening night at Lucas Oil Speedway.
Two heat races set the field for the main event later in the evening. After a hard-fought battle with Gage Wineland in the early stages, Wilson went on to score the win in heat race one while Dwight Niehoff easily picked up the win in heat race two.
Wilson and Niehoff started on row for the main event, which had a wild start as soon as the green flag was unfurled. Fifth starting Gage Wineland experienced troubles with a right-rear wheel and nearly ended up on his lid; fortunately, Wineland was okay but retired to the pits after the incident. Dustin Hodges received some damage from the incident but was able to return after a quick trip to the pits for repairs.
Upon the restart, Wilson quickly shot out to an early race lead bringing third-starting Payton Looney and Niehoff with him. The trio quickly made it a three-car breakaway with Cody Holtcamp, Justin Russell, and Jon Melloway giving chase.
Looney pressured Wilson for several laps on the high side but could never pull alongside to make the pass. Caution waved over the field early on for Todd McCoin who spun in turns three and four setting up a restart with Wilson continuing to lead Looney, Niehoff, Melloway, Russell, and Holtcamp.
Shortly after, Dave Miller spun leading to a second caution period and another restart. Just shy of the mid-point in the race Melloway moved to third position bringing Russell with him as both drivers advanced in front of Niehoff inside the top five.
A third yellow-flag waved for John Ketterrer as the field again regrouped for the restart, this time Wilson built up his biggest lead so far in the event as Looney was unable to gain ground. Wilson continued cat-fishing the low side with Looney still running in the high groove. Wilson’s night nearly ended prematurely as an ailing Miller tried to pull his car into the infield just as Wilson was coming off turn four.
Miller’s car stalled in the infield while Wilson took evasive action to avoid hard contact and stopping on the race surface; a yellow flag was thrown and charged to Miller leaving Wilson out front. This time on the restart, Looney hounded Wilson for the top spot as they were clearly the two fastest cars of the night.
Justin Russell and Dwight Niehoff raced side-by-side for several laps for the fourth spot behind Melloway who maintained third. A hard-charging Terry Wilson advanced to sixth position by late in the race just ahead of Holtcamp and Hodges inside the top ten.
A three-car incident in turn four led to the fifth and final caution of the event when Holtcamp tangled with Terry Wilson and Hodges. Holtcamp and Wilson reportedly both exited their cars during the red-flag period and were ultimately disqualified by Callaway Raceway officials.
For the final restart, Vance Wilson led Looney and Melloway to a green, white, and checkered flag finish. In the end, Wilson fought off all challengers and claimed the victory. Looney ran a solid second with Melloway third. Justin Russell of nearby Henley, Missouri came away fourth with Niehoff fifth. Rounding out the top ten were Chris Cox, Dustin Hodges, Chuck Melloway, Todd McCoin and John Ketterer.
Racing takes place again this Friday at Callaway Raceway during a normal weekly race program. Visit the track online at www.callawayraceways.com or call 573.592.7795 or 573.642.6580 for additional information. The track is located at 7419 County Road 405 in Fulton, Missouri. Gates open at 5, driver’s meeting begins at 6:45, and hot laps start at 7 with racing at 7:30.
Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri was scheduled to begin its regular weekly racing program last week but persistent wet weather plagued opening night and forced officials to pull the plug on Saturday’s action. The track will try once again Saturday evening to host its first weekly racing championship series event. Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7 and racing at 7:30. Additional information regarding Super Saver Special night at the speedway may be found under the schedule link at www.lucasoilspeedway.com.
Drivers are encouraged to complete their membership forms prior to taking their first green flag of the season. Membership forms are located from the main page at www.ulmaracing.com. Membership for the year is $100. Drivers should be expected to complete their membership paperwork upon checking in at each of the affiliated tracks this season. ULMA Temp Licenses are sold at each affiliated track for $10 per event entered.
Visit ULMA’s title sponsor at www.lucascattlecompany.com. ULMA thanks Hoosier Tire Midwest, Radical Race Wear, RacingJunk.com, RacinDirt.com, and Photographics by Shelly Payne. For more information on ULMA, visit www.ulmaracing.com.
October 26th, 2014
(Sophia, North Carolina) – Fresh off of two straight wins to close out the 2014 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season, 2013 NWMT champion Ryan Preece is the latest name to be added to the 12th Annual John Blewett III North-South Shootout entry list.
Preece, of Berlin, Connecticut, will go for a second North-South Shootout victory at North Carolina’s Caraway Speedway on November 1 behind the wheel of the No. 6 TS Haulers machine owned by Ed Partridge. Preece will drive the No. 6 car full-time on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in 2015, but first he will be aiming for a second North-South Shootout victory. “I’m excited,” said Preece. “It’s a head start on what’s going to be going on in 2015 with the No. 6 team. It’s going to be a new chapter with them and there would be no better way to kick things off than with a North-South Shootout win.”
In his eighth attempt at winning the John Blewett III North-South Shootout, Preece took home the checkered flag during the 2012 running of the race while driving the No. 7NY owned by Kevin “Bono” Manion. While Preece did not attend the 2013 event, he is excited to get back to Caraway on the weekend of November 1 and hopes to pick up right where he left off.
“I’ve learned a lot since then,” Preece said. “I always learn and I’m always learning new things. As long as I’ve been racing a Modified, I may almost be 24, but I’m always figuring something out. In this race, a lot of it is about saving tires and I feel like I enter this race with a better understanding of how to do that. I definitely think we have a good chance at bringing the hardware back home with us.”
If he is going to make his way to victory lane in the North-South Shootout, Preece knows that he’ll have to beat five-time and defending race winner Matt Hirschman. Hirschman has been a force to be reckoned with in open Modified shows during recent years, but Preece believes he has what it takes to overtake Hirschman and claim his second career North-South Shootout win.
“Racing with guys like Matt Hirschman in open shows, where Matt has been so dominant for so many years, is certainly a challenge for any driver,” said Preece. “I think I’m ready to race on his level and race and try to beat him. We’re going to see if we can do that in a couple weeks.”
When Preece straps into the Ed Partridge-owned No. 6 TS Haulers Modified at the North-South Shootout, it will be his first time behind the wheel of the car. Preece recently announced that he would be leaving the No. 16 Flamingo Motorsports team and joining the TS Haulers team full-time for the 2015 season. Preece won his final two starts in the Flamingo No. 16 at Connecticut’s Stafford Motor Speedway and Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.
“It’s going to be a deal where I’m going to race more,” Preece told Speed51.com of his new opportunity with the TS Haulers team. “I’m going to be able to compete in more open races like the North-South Shootout. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do. I feel like this is an opportunity do that. It’s going to be fun.”
The 12th Annual North-South Shootout event will feature the Modifieds as well as the PASS South Super Late Models, Southeast Limited Late Model Series, USAC Midgets, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks and Legends Cars. Shootout weekend kicks off on Thursday, October 30 with practice for all divisions at Caraway Speedway. Racing action gets underway on Friday, October 31 with qualifying and several feature events. The John Blewett III North-South Shootout feature will take center stage on Saturday, November 1 along with PASS and more.
Caraway Speedway is located in Sophia, North Carolina near Asheboro and just minutes from Interstates 85 and 74. For tickets and more on the 12th Annual North-South Shootout, visit www.carawayspeedway.com or call 336-629-5803.
April 30th, 2014
Another week of competition for Lucas Cattle Company ULMA drivers is now in the rearview mirror and although the winning drivers found their way to victory lane with different storylines, both ended with the same outcome … victory lane celebrations, on this occasion, for repeat winner Vance Wilson and new winner Jake Williams! Competition at Callaway Raceway in Fulton, Missouri kicked things off Friday evening with 10 drivers on hand. Vance Wilson set out to keep his winning streak alive but the competition level proved to be a little different than earlier in the season as 2014 ULMA winner Dwight Niehoff and defending track champion Payton Looney made the long haul to Fulton from southern Missouri for the first time this season.
Larry Winn of Hallsville, Missouri began the night in victory lane by besting Zeke Langley and Chris Cox in the opening heat race while Wilson rocketed from fourth-starting position, turning back Niehoff and McCoin to claim heat race number two. The 20-lap main event closed out the night with Winn earning the inside pole position by virtue of his heat race victory while Wilson started from the outside of row one. Wilson quickly made his way to the point keeping Winn and fourth-starting Niehoff behind him when the race began.
Meanwhile, defending track champion Payton Looney began his run to the front by charging from eighth position into the top three, making it a three-car battle up front with Winn slipping to fourth. Wilson continued leading the way, leaving teammates Niehoff and Looney to settle things out for second by midway. At the conclusion of the main event, Wilson claimed his third-straight victory of the year at Callaway Raceway while Niehoff and Looney posted solid runs to finish second and third but falling short in their bid to dethrone Wilson from victory lane at Callaway. Winn held onto the fourth position, followed by Zeke Langley, Chris Cox, Dalton Imhoff, Todd McCoin, and newcomer Dustin Johnson. Wilson’s latest victory was the 27th of his ULMA career, tying him with former champion Jason Bodenhamer for the most sanctioned wins in ULMA’s eight-year history.
Racing resumes Friday evening at Callaway Raceway, visit the track’s website at www.callawayraceways.com. Gates open at 5, hot laps begin at 7 and racing starts at 7:30. Drivers shifted their focus to the south at Lucas Oil Speedway the following night on Saturday, with 23 cars on hand for competition in three heat races to sort out the lineup for the main event. Jake Williams started fourth in the opening heat but quickly made his way to the point and captured the opening qualifier ahead of Justin Russell and J.D. Hubert. Joe Walkenhorst bested Dwight Niehoff and Kevin Coyne to claim the second heat, while newcomer Bobby Maggard Jr., drove to a heat three win over Phil Edmondson and R.D. Peterson.
Williams began his quest for a trip to victory lane from the pole-starting position alongside Walkenhorst. Maggard and Niehoff started in row two and when the green flag fell, Williams held point over the rest of his pursuers. Unfortunately, Walkenhorst experienced trouble in the event and exited after a grinding crash, thankfully uninjured. Meanwhile as Maggard kept Williams in sight, Tommy Cordray of Browning, Missouri vaulted from his twelfth-starting position on the grid inside the top five, bringing rookie late model driver Brian Schutt with him in the process as previous week track winner Niehoff held down fifth.
After proposing to his then girlfriend and now fiancé (she said yes) during a break in the program, Williams went on to celebrate a huge night at the speedway claiming his first ULMA win of the year over a hard-charging Maggard, who gave it all he had for a stellar run to second. It was Williams’ second ULMA win of his career and first since June 27, 2008, when he went to victory lane at LA Raceway. Cordray advanced nine positions to claim third at the checkers, followed by eleventh-starting Schutt continuing his impressive rookie season finishes in fourth with Niehoff fifth. Rounding out the top ten were J.D. Hubert, Payton Looney, R.D. Peterson, Jon Binning and eighteenth-starting Johnny Coats from Joplin, Missouri.
The Speedway hosts a special open-wheel event this weekend but will return to life for its weekly race program featuring ULMA late models Saturday, May 10; for complete details www.lucasoilspeedway.com. The stage is now set for the recently re-opened Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) in Warrensburg, Missouri to host its 86th ULMA-sanctioned event, more than any other track, this Saturday as drivers make their first of six appearances at the track for May 3rd competition.
The event marks the first time since October 1, 2011, the final night of racing at the track, before it sat dormant for two years straight, that ULMA will be a part of the race program. Jason Bodenhamer won the final event at the track in 2011. The track hosted a packed house last week for the reopening and continues its weekly program Saturday, hosting a guest class each week to join its regular race program of USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Modifieds, and Pure Stocks. Late Models will run third in the program line up Saturday evening.
The payout for the CMS ULMA appearance is as follows: 1st $600, 2nd $500, 3rd $400, 4th $350, 5th $300, 6th $250, 7th $225, 8th $200, 9th $175, 10th $150, 11th $125, 12th $120, 13th $115, 14th $110, 15th $105, 16th $100, 17th $95, 18th $90, 19th $85, 20th – 24th $80.
Pit Gates open at 4:30, followed by Grandstands at 5, drivers meeting/pill draw close at 6:30, hot laps begin at 7, with racing underway at 7:30. Drivers with questions about CMS may call ULMA board member and CMS announcer Sam Stoecklin at 660-909-1083 or visit the track’s all-new website at www.centralmissourispeedway.net for information. There is no registration or entry fee at CMS for the event.
In recent weeks, ULMA learned that title sponsor Lucas Cattle Company will increase its sponsorship of the association, which means great news for participating drivers. Officials with ULMA are currently in the finalizing stages of this year’s end-of-season prize/point fund and plan to make an announcement shortly. ULMA membership forms are located on the website at www.ulmaracing.com. Drivers are encouraged to complete their membership forms prior to taking their first green flag of the season. Membership for the remainder of the year is $100. Drivers should be expected to complete their membership paperwork upon checking in at each of the affiliated tracks.
Visit ULMA’s title sponsor at www.lucascattlecompany.com. ULMA thanks Hoosier Tire Midwest and Rod End Supply for their continued support. For more information on ULMA, visit www.ulmaracing.com.
April 20th, 2014
The Lucas Cattle Company quietly kicked off its eighth season last weekend with one points-earning event; however, a pair of events awaits drivers and fans this weekend with outings scheduled at Callaway Raceway in Fulton, Missouri Friday and the season opener at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri Saturday.
Just six drivers took to the track for last weekend’s first race of the year at Callaway Raceway but the low car count didn’t’ slow down the drivers on hand for a qualifying heat race and main event. Jon Binning of Warrensburg claimed the heat race with 2010 ULMA Champion Vance Wilson close behind and it was these two drivers that led the way for the main event.
The lead drivers raced hard to maintain their front-running positions with Wilson eventually moving to the front of the field only to drift too high in turns three and four, leaving the race surface, which brought out the caution and ultimately caused him to restart the race at the tail of the field.
With Wilson tail back, Binning set sail and appeared to be on his way to his first win of the season but Wilson was not about to give up as he maneuvered his way back to the runner-up position in a matter of a few laps. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to Binning at the time, his right-front tire developed a slow leak and was costing him precious time on the field with Wilson quickly closing the gap.
Near the conclusion of the race, Wilson made a high-side pass on Binning as the pair touched exiting turn two. In the final corners Wilson once again used the narrow cushion and this time made it stick as he came to the line just in front of Binning to claim the win. It was Wilson’s 25th career ULMA win.
Action resumes at Callaway Raceway again this Friday. Visit the raceway online at their all-new website, which is located at www.callawayraceways.com. W.A.R. Sprint Cars run with the regular weekly classes this Friday. Gates open at 5, hot laps begin at 7 and racing starts at 7:30.
Lucas Oil Speedway is set to kick off its weekly championship racing this Saturday, April 19 in a big way. According to the track’s latest press release, the ULMA Late Models will run in a special 25-lap $1,000-to win main event courtesy of ALPS Food Store in Pittsburg, Missouri, and will be the featured class of the evening.
Gates at Lucas Oil Speedway will open at 5:00 p.m., hot laps roll out at 7, with racing at 7:30. In addition to Late Models, weekly classes participating Saturday include USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Modifieds, and Factory Stocks. Find out more by visiting www.lucasoilspeedway.com.
Drivers are encouraged to complete their membership forms prior to taking their first green flag of the season. Membership forms are conveniently located from the main page at www.ulmaracing.com. Membership for the remainder of the year is $100. Drivers should be expected to complete their membership paperwork upon checking in at each of the affiliated tracks.
Visit ULMA’s title sponsor at www.lucascattlecompany.com. ULMA thanks Hoosier Tire Midwest and Rod End Supply for their continued support. For more information on ULMA, visit www.ulmaracing.com.
December 19th, 2013
FULTON, Mo. —Callaway Raceway is the latest racetrack in the Show-Me State to fly the USRA banner. The 1/4-mile semi-banked dirt oval in Fulton, Mo., will host USRA Modifieds as part of their weekly Friday night programs beginning in 2014.
The track was established in 2000 and has been providing some of the best dirt track racing in the region ever since. Open every Friday night from April through September, the facility features a full-service concession stand in both the grandstands and the pit area.
Callaway Raceway sits on a 28-acre facility located in the middle of 600 privately-owned acres. Seating capacity is approximately 4,000.
In addition to the USRA Modifieds, weekly classes include ULMA Late Models, B-Mods, Sportsmans, Hornets and Junior Hornets.
Mike VandeRiet Jr. of Mexico, Mo., is the defending track champion in the Modified division, which operated under UMP rules in previous seasons, said promoter Betty Atterberry.
The Callaway Raceway is located approximately three miles south of Fulton on CR 405. For more information, call 573-592-7795 or 573-642-6580 or visit www.callawayraceways.com online.
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September 2nd, 2011
Quincy, Illinois -12 year-old, Jake Griffin scored his fourth straight ULMA Late Model win of the season over the weekend, and also clinched the Callaway Raceway (Fulton, Missouri) Track Championship.
Friday night was a big night for Jake as he clinched the ULMA Late Model Track Championship at Callaway Raceway (Fulton, Missouri) as well as the ULMA Late Model Rookie of the Year honors for the track. He clinched the title on the heels of a fifth to second place run in the ULMA feature behind race winner, Jason Bodenhammer.
In the UMP Open Wheel Modified division his night would not go as well as the team had to change the transmission after heat race action. After starting at the back of the feature he was up to the seventh position, when more issues struck bringing his night to an early end. Full results are available at www.CallawayRaceways.com.
Saturday night marked Jake’s seventh win of the 2011 season as he topped the ULMA Late Model Series event at Scotland County Speedway (Memphis, Missouri). The win further padded his advantage in the ULMA national standings.
It would also be another solid outing in the UMP Open Wheel Modified division for Griffin as he raced his way to a second place finish at the checkered flag. For full results please visit www.ScotlandCountySpeedway.com.
Jake concluded another three day weekend on Sunday night at Quincy Raceway (Quincy, Illinois) with a UMP Open Wheel Modified Weekly Racing Series Event. Fifteen entries were on hand for the program, and after finishing sixth in his heat race, Griffin started 12th on the grid for the feature event. Midway through the feature Jake had worked his way up to the sixth position, when a restart saw a car in front of Griffin have motor issues. Jake would get on the brakes to avoid the slowing car, which allowed several cars to slip past him. After slipping to the 14th position, he would recover to a 9th place finish. Full results are available at www.QuincyRaceways.com.
The upcoming Labor Day weekend, September 2nd-4th, will see the team return to Callaway Raceway on Friday night before traveling to Scotland County Speedway on Saturday night, and then closing out the weekend on Sunday night at Quincy Raceway. By taking the green flag on Saturday night at Scotland County Speedway (Memphis, Missouri) he will clinch the ULMA Late Model Track Championship and the Rookie of the Year honors. For more information on the events, please visit www.CallawayRaceways.com, www.ScotlandCountySpeedway.com, and www.QuincyRaceways.com .
Jake Griffin Racing would to like to thank all of their sponsors including AMP Energy Drink, Crawdad’s Classics Gourmet Hot Sauce, Pepsi Refreshment Services, Triple R Machine Shop, Microtel Inns & Suites, Simmetry Communications, Bob Pierce Race Cars, Kelly’s Restaurant, Powder Coat Plus, Wilco Fast Breaks, Green Smart Builders, and Outdoor Power Inc.
For more information on Jake Griffin Racing, please visit www.JakeGriffin.net .