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Memorial Day Weekend at Central Missouri Speedway Includes $3,000-to-Win for USRA Modifieds!

May 27th, 2017

(Warrensburg, MO) This weekend at Central Missouri Speedway, USRA Modified Drivers have a shot at the $3,000-to-win main event posted purse money and bragging rights for claiming a coveted special event win at CMS. Joining in on the special-event weekend, Pure Stock drivers also have an opportunity at claiming victory in the annual $500-to-win track special.

While USRA Modifieds and Pure Stocks have special-event weekends in front of them, they are not the only classes competing during the two-night race weekend. On Saturday, May 27th, round one qualifying begins for USRA Modifieds with the top 12 from the night one scramble transferring on to the inside row positions for Sunday’s big-money finale. Street Stocks, USRA B-Mods, and Midwest Mod Lites join the USRA Modifieds and Pure Stocks during night one action. Complete info at www.centralmissourispeedway.net.

On Sunday, May 28th, USRA Modifieds return for round two of qualifying for the outside row starting positions in the night’s 40-lap, $3,000-to-win main event. Joining the Modifieds will be ULMA Late Models in their second guest appearance this season, along with the POWRi Allstar Midget Series, and E-Mods. Sunday action marks the first time for E-Mod drivers to race at CMS. Driver will need to declare what their home track is during the check in process and they will then abide by those rules for the night’s events. Drivers are reminded there is no mixing and matching of various track rules.

Start times throughout the weekend are as follows: For Saturday evening at CMS, Pit Gates open at 4:30, grandstands at 5, driver pill draw closes at 6:15. Warning: late drivers will not be awarded passing points. The pit meeting takes place at 6:30, hot laps roll out at 7:00 and racing begins at 7:30. General admission adults $15, Military w/I.D. and Seniors 65 to 74 $12, kids ages six to twelve $5, five years and under are free, seniors 75 and older are also free. Seniors 80 and older may receive free pit admission courtesy of promoter Earl Walls, who recently celebrated his own 80th birthday in 2017 last April! All pit passes for the weekend are $35 per person. Pit passes are not included in driver’s entry forms.

If wet weather rears its ugly head and the Saturday program is washed out, the contingency plan is to run the planned Saturday program on Sunday night the 28th. The weekend will be trimmed back to a one-night program. There will be NO racing on Monday if Saturday is rained out. The Car Classes for Sunday if Saturday rains out will be Pure Stocks for $500 to win, USRA B-Mods regular pay, Midwest Mod-Lites regular pay, Street Stocks for regular pay and USRA Modifieds for $3,000 to win.

We apologize to our guest classes who will not be part of the Sunday program if Saturday rains out. However, we feel it is important to respect and consider our staff members and their availability. We are hopeful Saturday goes off without a hitch and we can run as scheduled both Saturday and Sunday! Travel and Race Safe everyone! Again, we want to repeat … this contingency will only be put in place IF Saturday is rained out! Announcements regarding weekend race status will take place on the CMS Facebook and Official Internet Website. See the full contingency plan by visiting www.centralmissourispeedway.net. and clicking on the “Memorial Weekend at CMS” tab.

Same start times, entry fees, and admissions apply as previously announced through the track’s PA system and pit mic. Visit www.centralmissourispeedwy.net for complete information by clicking on the “Memorial Weekend at CMS!” Tab on the main page.
There are NO track registration fees for any classes the entire Memorial Day race weekend. USRA Modified and Pure Stock competitors have an entry fee due before they will take part in their respective main events. For complete details on all things Memorial Day weekend, visit www.centralmissourispeedway.net and click on the tab titled Memorial Weekend at CMS!

Just announced, CMS is in search of the ‘Master of the Q at CMS’ during this year’s Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl on Independence Day weekend. The Master of the Q will take home $500 for their winning BBQ! Master chefs should head over to the CMS Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Central-Missouri-Speedway and private message the track with their intent to enter the contest. Complete details are listed on the Facebook page and www.centralmissourispeedway.net!

CMS reminds drivers and fans to be alert and take alternate routes to CMS beginning May 8th as bridge construction begins on Highway 13 just north of Warrensburg over the Blackwater River, Highway 13 will close just north of Warrensburg at the bridge. Alternate routes to CMS from the West include 50 Highway past Warrensburg to the Highway 13 north bypass or Interstate 70 from the Higginsville Exit then 12 miles south to the track. From the South on Highway 13 simply stay on the bypass around Warrensburg, the track is just north of the final roundabout. From the East, simply exit on the Highway 13 bypass north to the track. From the Hwy 50 bypass, the track is 5 miles north.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net. Find CMS on YouTube at CMS Going Green! Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. The Website includes standings, results, schedule, news, and much more!

CMS wishes to thank its 2017 primary sponsors for their support including Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford, Budweiser, KMZU 100.7 FM, Sunoco Race Fuels, Midwest Coatings, Better Country KIX 105.7, KSDL, and KSIS FM, Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station, KRLI FM 103.9 & KAOL 101.3 FM The Grenade, Pepsi, 610 Sports Radio Kansas City, College Town Apartments of Warrensburg, and Heartland Waste.

The list of 2017 business partners includes: Batliner Recycling, Kleinschmidt’s Western Store, OK Wheel Alignment, OK Tire Stores, Blue Springs Truck Line Inc., Brooks Auto LLC, Rick Darling Racing Engines/Head Porting, KMMO Radio, Sabre Solar LLC, KDKD Radio, LJS Graphics, Wilderness Ridge Tent & Canvas, DQ Grill & Chill of Warrensburg, Zaxby’s, Miller Lite, Victory Trophies & Plaques, Joslins Jewelry, Eickleberry Concrete & Construction, RockAuto.com, R & B Septic Services, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Wilderness Ridge Tent and Canvas, and Seeburg Mufflers. To join the CMS business partner team, call Susan Walls at (816) 229-1338. No calls after 8 p.m. please.

Memorial Day Weekend at Central Missouri Speedway Includes $3,000-to-Win for USRA Modifieds!

CMS Public Relations
May 24, 2017

(Warrensburg, MO) This weekend at Central Missouri Speedway, USRA Modified Drivers have a shot at the $3,000-to-win main event posted purse money and bragging rights for claiming a coveted special event win at CMS. Joining in on the special-event weekend, Pure Stock drivers also have an opportunity at claiming victory in the annual $500-to-win track special.

While USRA Modifieds and Pure Stocks have special-event weekends in front of them, they are not the only classes competing during the two-night race weekend. On Saturday, May 27th, round one qualifying begins for USRA Modifieds with the top 12 from the night one scramble transferring on to the inside row positions for Sunday’s big-money finale. Street Stocks, USRA B-Mods, and Midwest Mod Lites join the USRA Modifieds and Pure Stocks during night one action. Complete info at www.centralmissourispeedway.net.

On Sunday, May 28th, USRA Modifieds return for round two of qualifying for the outside row starting positions in the night’s 40-lap, $3,000-to-win main event. Joining the Modifieds will be ULMA Late Models in their second guest appearance this season, along with the POWRi Allstar Midget Series, and E-Mods. Sunday action marks the first time for E-Mod drivers to race at CMS. Driver will need to declare what their home track is during the check in process and they will then abide by those rules for the night’s events. Drivers are reminded there is no mixing and matching of various track rules.

Start times throughout the weekend are as follows: For Saturday evening at CMS, Pit Gates open at 4:30, grandstands at 5, driver pill draw closes at 6:15. Warning: late drivers will not be awarded passing points. The pit meeting takes place at 6:30, hot laps roll out at 7:00 and racing begins at 7:30. General admission adults $15, Military w/I.D. and Seniors 65 to 74 $12, kids ages six to twelve $5, five years and under are free, seniors 75 and older are also free. Seniors 80 and older may receive free pit admission courtesy of promoter Earl Walls, who recently celebrated his own 80th birthday in 2017 last April! All pit passes for the weekend are $35 per person. Pit passes are not included in driver’s entry forms.

If wet weather rears its ugly head and the Saturday program is washed out, the contingency plan is to run the planned Saturday program on Sunday night the 28th. The weekend will be trimmed back to a one-night program. There will be NO racing on Monday if Saturday is rained out. The Car Classes for Sunday if Saturday rains out will be Pure Stocks for $500 to win, USRA B-Mods regular pay, Midwest Mod-Lites regular pay, Street Stocks for regular pay and USRA Modifieds for $3,000 to win.

We apologize to our guest classes who will not be part of the Sunday program if Saturday rains out. However, we feel it is important to respect and consider our staff members and their availability. We are hopeful Saturday goes off without a hitch and we can run as scheduled both Saturday and Sunday! Travel and Race Safe everyone! Again, we want to repeat … this contingency will only be put in place IF Saturday is rained out! Announcements regarding weekend race status will take place on the CMS Facebook and Official Internet Website. See the full contingency plan by visiting www.centralmissourispeedway.net. and clicking on the “Memorial Weekend at CMS” tab.

Same start times, entry fees, and admissions apply as previously announced through the track’s PA system and pit mic. Visit www.centralmissourispeedwy.net for complete information by clicking on the “Memorial Weekend at CMS!” Tab on the main page.
There are NO track registration fees for any classes the entire Memorial Day race weekend. USRA Modified and Pure Stock competitors have an entry fee due before they will take part in their respective main events. For complete details on all things Memorial Day weekend, visit www.centralmissourispeedway.net and click on the tab titled Memorial Weekend at CMS!

Just announced, CMS is in search of the ‘Master of the Q at CMS’ during this year’s Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl on Independence Day weekend. The Master of the Q will take home $500 for their winning BBQ! Master chefs should head over to the CMS Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Central-Missouri-Speedway and private message the track with their intent to enter the contest. Complete details are listed on the Facebook page and www.centralmissourispeedway.net!

CMS reminds drivers and fans to be alert and take alternate routes to CMS beginning May 8th as bridge construction begins on Highway 13 just north of Warrensburg over the Blackwater River, Highway 13 will close just north of Warrensburg at the bridge. Alternate routes to CMS from the West include 50 Highway past Warrensburg to the Highway 13 north bypass or Interstate 70 from the Higginsville Exit then 12 miles south to the track. From the South on Highway 13 simply stay on the bypass around Warrensburg, the track is just north of the final roundabout. From the East, simply exit on the Highway 13 bypass north to the track. From the Hwy 50 bypass, the track is 5 miles north.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net. Find CMS on YouTube at CMS Going Green! Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. The Website includes standings, results, schedule, news, and much more!

CMS wishes to thank its 2017 primary sponsors for their support including Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford, Budweiser, KMZU 100.7 FM, Sunoco Race Fuels, Midwest Coatings, Better Country KIX 105.7, KSDL, and KSIS FM, Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station, KRLI FM 103.9 & KAOL 101.3 FM The Grenade, Pepsi, 610 Sports Radio Kansas City, College Town Apartments of Warrensburg, and Heartland Waste.

The list of 2017 business partners includes: Batliner Recycling, Kleinschmidt’s Western Store, OK Wheel Alignment, OK Tire Stores, Blue Springs Truck Line Inc., Brooks Auto LLC, Rick Darling Racing Engines/Head Porting, KMMO Radio, Sabre Solar LLC, KDKD Radio, LJS Graphics, Wilderness Ridge Tent & Canvas, DQ Grill & Chill of Warrensburg, Zaxby’s, Miller Lite, Victory Trophies & Plaques, Joslins Jewelry, Eickleberry Concrete & Construction, RockAuto.com, R & B Septic Services, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Wilderness Ridge Tent and Canvas, and Seeburg Mufflers. To join the CMS business partner team, call Susan Walls at (816) 229-1338. No calls after 8 p.m. please.

Central Missouri Speedway Rained Out for Saturday, May 20th!

May 22nd, 2017

Due to excessive rains and more on the way, Central Missouri Speedway has elected to cancel racing for Saturday, May 20th. This should give race teams, crews, family, and fans plenty of time to make alternate plans. The track and grounds are already saturated with standing water and two more rounds of heavy rain are expected overnight into the morning with cool temps setting in afterwards.

We hope to see you next weekend for two nights of racing over the Memorial Day Weekend! Check out www.centralmissourispeedway.net or our multiple Facebook posts regarding next weekend’s events! Click on the heading titled “MEMORIAL WEEKEND AT CMS.” Have a safe weekend wherever your travels may take you!

Just announced, CMS is in search of the ‘Master of the Q at CMS’ during this year’s Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl on Independence Day weekend. The Master of the Q will take home $500 for their winning BBQ! Master chefs should head over to the CMS Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Central-Missouri-Speedway and private message the track with their intent to enter the contest. Complete details are listed on the Facebook page and www.centralmissourispeedway.net!

REMINDER! CMS reminds drivers and fans need to be alert and take alternate routes to CMS beginning May 8th as bridge construction begins on Highway 13 just north of Warrensburg over the Blackwater River, Highway 13 will close just north of Warrensburg at the bridge. Alternate routes to CMS from the West include 50 Highway past Warrensburg to the Highway 13 north bypass or Interstate 70 from the Higginsville Exit then 12 miles south to the track. From the South on Highway 13 simply stay on the bypass around Warrensburg, the track is just north of the final roundabout. From the East, simply exit on the Highway 13 bypass north to the track. From the Hwy 50 bypass, the track is 5 miles north.

Weekly racing continues next Saturday evening at CMS with Pit Gates opening at 4:30, grandstands at 5, driver pill draw closes at 6:15, late drivers will not be awarded passing points. The pit meeting takes place at 6:30, hot laps at 7:00 and racing begins at 7:30. General admission adults $12, Military w/I.D. and Seniors 65 to 74 $10, kids ages six to twelve $5, five years and under are free, seniors 75 and older are also free. Seniors 80 and older may receive free pit admission courtesy of promoter Earl Walls, who recently celebrated his own 80th birthday! All pit passes $30.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net. Find CMS on YouTube at CMS Going Green! Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. The Website includes standings, results, schedule, news, and much more!

CMS wishes to thank its 2017 primary sponsors for their support including Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford, Budweiser, KMZU 100.7 FM, Sunoco Race Fuels, Midwest Coatings, Better Country KIX 105.7, KSDL, and KSIS FM, Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station, KRLI FM 103.9 & KAOL 101.3 FM The Grenade, Pepsi, 610 Sports Radio Kansas City, College Town Apartments of Warrensburg, and Heartland Waste.

The list of 2017 business partners includes: Batliner Recycling, Kleinschmidt’s Western Store, OK Wheel Alignment, OK Tire Stores, Blue Springs Truck Line Inc., Brooks Auto LLC, Rick Darling Racing Engines/Head Porting, KMMO Radio, Sabre Solar LLC, KDKD Radio, LJS Graphics, Wilderness Ridge Tent & Canvas, DQ Grill & Chill of Warrensburg, Zaxby’s, Miller Lite, Victory Trophies & Plaques, Joslins Jewelry, Eickleberry Concrete & Construction, RockAuto.com, R & B Septic Services, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Wilderness Ridge Tent and Canvas, and Seeburg Mufflers. To join the CMS business partner team, call Susan Walls at (816) 229-1338. No calls after 8 p.m. please.

Week Five Championship Racing Continues Saturday at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS)!

May 20th, 2017

(Warrensburg, MO) Kevin Blackburn and Jim Moody continued heating up USRA Modified action at CMS as the pair finished one-two in last week’s main event. Moody captured the first two victories to kick off the season, but over the last two weeks, Blackburn turned up the wick and captured victories, not surprising as he is the defending track champion.

Weekly racing traditionally begins to heat up each year and CMS is ready to host week number five of the championship season for Pepsi Night at the Races. USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Midwest Mod-Lites, USRA B-Mods, and Pure Stocks are set to return to action on Saturday.

This Saturday marks the final night for Pure Stock and USRA Modified drivers to add another weekly racing appearance to their seasons in preparation for the Memorial Day weekend special events, featuring a $500-to-win Pure Stock main event and a $3,000 to-win USRA Modified main on Sunday, May 28. Drivers competing in at least two weekly race programs can save on their event entries on Memorial Day weekend. For complete details on Memorial Day weekend, visit www.centralmissourispeedway.net and click on the tab titled “Memorial Weekend at CMS.”

In the USRA Modified division, Moody and Blackburn sit at the top of the early season points rankings attempting to gain the advantage in this highly competitive class of drivers. The Pure Stocks have been equally exciting on the track this year with Roger Detherage leading the points after he grabbed the feature win last weekend. Any number of drivers including Darrin Christy, Jason Ryun, David Doelz and rookie driver, Joey Harper have been near the top of the early season results.

Last weekend, Jacob Ebert of Oak Grove returned to victory lane for his second feature win this year. In the Street Stock division, Jay Prevete of Windsor seized his first feature win of the year. Clayton Campbell with two feature wins leads the early season Street Stock rankings. Dillon Raffurty became the fourth different winner in the Midwest Mod-Lites, which places him at the top of Mod-Lite points rankings.

Just announced, CMS is in search of the ‘Master of the Q at CMS’ during this year’s Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl on Independence Day weekend. The Master of the Q will take home $500 for their winning BBQ! Master chefs should head over to the CMS Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Central-Missouri-Speedway and private message the track with their intent to enter the contest. Complete details are listed on the Facebook page and www.centralmissourispeedway.net!

REMINDER! CMS reminds drivers and fans need to be alert and take alternate routes to CMS beginning May 8th as bridge construction begins on Highway 13 just north of Warrensburg over the Blackwater River, Highway 13 will close just north of Warrensburg at the bridge. Alternate routes to CMS from the West include 50 Highway past Warrensburg to the Highway 13 north bypass or Interstate 70 from the Higginsville Exit then 12 miles south to the track. From the South on Highway 13 simply stay on the bypass around Warrensburg, the track is just north of the final roundabout. From the East, simply exit on the Highway 13 bypass north to the track. From the Hwy 50 bypass, the track is 5 miles north.

Weekly racing continues next Saturday evening at CMS with Pit Gates opening at 4:30, grandstands at 5, driver pill draw closes at 6:15, late drivers will not be awarded passing points. The pit meeting takes place at 6:30, hot laps at 7:00 and racing begins at 7:30. General admission adults $12, Military w/I.D. and Seniors 65 to 74 $10, kids ages six to twelve $5, five years and under are free, seniors 75 and older are also free. Seniors 80 and older may receive free pit admission courtesy of promoter Earl Walls, who recently celebrated his own 80th birthday! All pit passes $30.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net. Find CMS on YouTube at CMS Going Green! Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. The Website includes standings, results, schedule, news, and much more!

CMS wishes to thank its 2017 primary sponsors for their support including Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford, Budweiser, KMZU 100.7 FM, Sunoco Race Fuels, Midwest Coatings, Better Country KIX 105.7, KSDL, and KSIS FM, Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station, KRLI FM 103.9 & KAOL 101.3 FM The Grenade, Pepsi, 610 Sports Radio Kansas City, College Town Apartments of Warrensburg, and Heartland Waste.

The list of 2017 business partners includes: Batliner Recycling, Kleinschmidt’s Western Store, OK Wheel Alignment, OK Tire Stores, Blue Springs Truck Line Inc., Brooks Auto LLC, Rick Darling Racing Engines/Head Porting, KMMO Radio, Sabre Solar LLC, KDKD Radio, LJS Graphics, Wilderness Ridge Tent & Canvas, DQ Grill & Chill of Warrensburg, Zaxby’s, Miller Lite, Victory Trophies & Plaques, Joslins Jewelry, Eickleberry Concrete & Construction, RockAuto.com, R & B Septic Services, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Wilderness Ridge Tent and Canvas, and Seeburg Mufflers. To join the CMS business partner team, call Susan Walls at (816) 229-1338. No calls after 8 p.m. please.

ntral Missouri Speedway (CMS) Mother’s Day Weekend Victories go to Blackburn, Prevete, Raffurty, Ebert, and Detherage!

May 18th, 2017

(Warrensburg, MO) Mother’s Day weekend racing could not have been better at Central Missouri Speedway on Saturday with 79 drivers on hand for an 18-race program among USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Midwest Mod-Lites, USRA B-Mods, and Pure Stocks, which took just over two hours and 35 minutes to complete.

Pure Stock drivers came out in full force this weekend as 18 drivers competed in three heat races and their main event. Joey Harper claimed the opening heat-race victory, Harper is one of two sons of former Street Stock champion Wayne Harper now competing in the Pure Stocks. Don Johnson returned to CMS after a week away and claimed heat two while Jason Ryun drove to the win during the final heat race.

When Pure Stocks Returned to the track for their main event, Johnson grabbed the early lead with Harper close behind. Jason Ryun moved into second by the third lap with Rodger Detherage closing in quickly from tenth on the grid. Darrin Christy and Harper raced close for second in the early stages as they raced hard with Ryun. Detherage kept moving forward in the event and just passed the halfway point found himself side-by-side with the front-runners. With the leaders in heavy lapped traffic slicing and dicing their way through, Detherage moved to the front by eight. Christy closed on Detherage for the lead at lap 9 as the yellow flag flew for a spin by Chuck Gard in turn two. With three laps remaining, Detherage led Christy, Johnson, Ryun, and Joey Harper inside the top five. Detherage was strong off the restart with Johnson moving up to challenge Christy for second. On the final lap Christy fended off Johnson and closed in on Detherage but came up a bit short at the line as Detherage won over Christy, Johnson, last week’s winner David Doelz, and Joey Harper.

Twenty-one USRA B-Mods took to the track for three highly competitive heat races as Jacob Ebert didn’t take long to establish himself as a front-runner for the night with a win in the opening race. Long-distance traveler Russ Niehoff claimed heat number two while Warrensburg driver Dean Wille saw the checkers in heat three.

Michael Bixby and Cody Frazon tallied the most passing points for the night and started the 20-lap main event on row one over Niehoff and Ebert. After a brief series of early race cautions, Frazon showed the way early over Bixby and Ebert. The top-five runners were locked into a furious battle after lap three yellow as two-time feature winner Jake Richards made his way to the top five. Ebert, who pressured for the lead the entire race distance found a way in front of Frazon just before a lap eight restart made the field even tighter. When the green flag flew again Ebert led Frazon, Niehoff, Richards and Wille and pulled away leaving the rest of the drivers to battle for second. One final caution flew on lap 14 and with Ebert out front it was now Richards who came to life gaining third over Niehoff. In the end, Ebert claimed his second main event of the season over a strong run by Frazon in second. Richards settled for third with Niehoff and Wille rounding out the top five.

Fifteen Midwest Mod-Lite drivers took part in preliminary action, Cody Miller came from row three to claim heat one as Dillon Raffurty also advanced forward to claim the second heat race. Outside pole-sitter Ed Griggs drove to the win for the final heat race prior to the main event.

Cody Miller and Dillon Raffurty charged to the front of passing points earned in the heat races and led the field to green-flag racing. Early on, Dillon Raffurty fended off several challenges from Miller with Ed Griggs moving into third by lap five. A yellow flag flew shortly after on two occasions as the field was slowed for a spin in turn two and then Miller himself spun from near the front of the field to draw the second caution. When racing resumed, Griggs moved to second with Michael Raffurty third. For the next several laps Dillon Raffurty hit all his marks as Griggs and then third-running Michael Raffurty were unable to real him in. With the race near the end, the battle for fifth was intense with Jeff Raffurty, newlywed Donnie Dannar, James McMillin and Justin Raffurty. In the end, Dillon Raffurty took the checkers over Griggs, Michael Raffurty, David Raffurty and Nathan Wolfe, who had a solid run to fifth.

Just eight Street Stocks made their way to CMS but as always, the drivers on hand action raced hard to establish their starting spots for the main event. Jay Prevete rolled to the victory in the heat race ahead of Brian Inlow. When the cars returned for their 15-lap main event, Prevete established himself as the man of the hour as he led Wood and Inlow early on. Two quick cautions waved for spins on laps 5 and 6 for Michael Mullins and Wood as Prevete kept all challengers at bay on each restart leading Hendrix and Campbell. It was Campbell who may have been the fastest car in the closing laps as he made his way to second. Inside the top five the racing remained close with Inlow, Hendrix and Chad Eickleberry. By the white-flag lap, Campbell caught Prevete as the pair stormed away to settle for the win, as the pair came off turn four, Campbell inched underneath Prevete, but Prevete prevailed on this night by half a car length over Campbell. David Hendrix was third with Inlow and Eickleberry rounding out the top five. Wood recovered to sixth at the finish.

Seventeen USRA Modifieds took to the track for three heat races prior to the night’s main event with Tim Karrick, Kevin Blackburn, and Dean Wille claiming the victories. Blackburn started on the pole alongside Terry Schultz who advanced forward in his heat race to earn the outside pole position. The two former track champions brought the field to the initial green flag with Blackburn quickly setting the pace over Schultz, Karrick and Wille in tow.

A quick spin by Wille inside the top five led to an early race caution as the field miraculously maneuvered their way around Wille with no one receiving damage and all cars able to continuing for the restart. Blackburn again resumed his furious pace at the helm ahead of Schultz, Karrick, Kerry Davis and a forward-moving Jim Moody. Inside the top five, Davis advanced forward to take second leaving Schultz, Karrick, and Moody to battle for third position. A long green-flag race period set in as Blackburn still had no challengers with Davis also secure in the second spot. Meanwhile, Jim Moody looked to be on his way to a second-consecutive fourth place finish but in the closing laps he moved to the high side and came to life, first finding a way around Karrick and then Schultz to move into third.

In the closing laps, Moody continued his charge from his fourth-row starting spot and found his way to second but he ran out of time as Blackburn sailed on to his second win in as many weeks at CMS to claim the win. Blackburn also won on Friday night at Callaway Raceway in Fulton, Missouri. Moody again turned in another strong performance in second. Davis recorded his best CMS finish in several years in the Christina Smith-owned number 16s as he finished third. Schultz and Gunner Martin finished out the top five with Karrick, Dalton Kirk, Chad Lyle, Dwight Niehoff, and Tyler Shaw completing the top ten.

REMINDER! CMS reminds drivers and fans need to be alert and take alternate routes to CMS beginning May 8th as bridge construction begins on Highway 13 just north of Warrensburg over the Blackwater River, Highway 13 will close just north of Warrensburg at the bridge. Alternate routes to CMS from the West include 50 Highway past Warrensburg to the Highway 13 north bypass or Interstate 70 from the Higginsville Exit then 12 miles south to the track. From the South on Highway 13 simply stay on the bypass around Warrensburg, the track is just north of the final roundabout. From the East, simply exit on the Highway 13 bypass north to the track. From the Hwy 50 bypass, the track is 5 miles north.

Weekly racing continues next Saturday evening at CMS with Pit Gates opening at 4:30, grandstands at 5, driver pill draw closes at 6:15, late drivers will not be awarded passing points. The pit meeting takes place at 6:30, hot laps at 7:00 and racing begins at 7:30. General admission adults $12, Military w/I.D. and Seniors 65 to 74 $10, kids ages six to twelve $5, five years and under are free, seniors 75 and older are also free. Seniors 80 and older may receive free pit admission courtesy of promoter Earl Walls, who recently celebrated his own 80th birthday! All pit passes $30.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net. Find CMS on YouTube at CMS Going Green! Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. The Website includes standings, results, schedule, news, and much more!

CMS wishes to thank its 2017 primary sponsors for their support including Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford, Budweiser, KMZU 100.7 FM, Sunoco Race Fuels, Midwest Coatings, Better Country KIX 105.7, KSDL, and KSIS FM, Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station, KRLI FM 103.9 & KAOL 101.3 FM The Grenade, Pepsi, 610 Sports Radio Kansas City, College Town Apartments of Warrensburg, and Heartland Waste.

The list of 2017 business partners includes: Batliner Recycling, Kleinschmidt’s Western Store, OK Wheel Alignment, OK Tire Stores, Blue Springs Truck Line Inc., Brooks Auto LLC, Rick Darling Racing Engines/Head Porting, KMMO Radio, Sabre Solar LLC, KDKD Radio, LJS Graphics, Wilderness Ridge Tent & Canvas, DQ Grill & Chill of Warrensburg, Zaxby’s, Miller Lite, Victory Trophies & Plaques, Joslins Jewelry, Eickleberry Concrete & Construction, RockAuto.com, R & B Septic Services, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Wilderness Ridge Tent and Canvas, and Seeburg Mufflers. To join the CMS business partner team, call Susan Walls at (816) 229-1338. No calls after 8 p.m. please.

Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) Wins go to Kevin Blackburn, Clayton Campbell, Travis Alexander, Shad Badder, Jake Richards, and David Doelz!

May 12th, 2017

(Warrensburg, MO) Sunshine and warmer weather finally reached into the weekend for race fans and drivers on Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford Race night at CMS. Week three of the 2017 race season produced some thrilling action with 115 cars on hand.

Kevin Blackburn of Fulton claimed the USRA Modified feature for his first victory the season. In the B-Mod feature, Jake Richards from Kansas City seized his second win of the year against another large field of drivers. Clayton Campbell of Otterville grabbed his second feature victory in the Street Stocks. Midwest Mod-Lites saw Travis Alexander of Tonganoxie, Kansas in victory lane for his first-ever feature win and Dave Doelz from Warsaw also celebrated his first-ever feature victory in the Pure Stocks. Shad Badder of Oak Grove grabbed his first-ever United Late Model Association (ULMA) feature win during their first CMS appearance of the year.

Pure Stocks opened the heat racing action with 9 drivers checked in for competition. Scott Martin of Warrensburg grabbed the heat-race victory. The early part of the feature had several cautions periods. Former champion Rodger Detherage retired early from the event allowing David Doelz to inherit the lead and eventually capturing his first-ever feature win. Larry Norris was second ahead of Joey Harper with his best-ever feature finish in third. First-time driver Jeff Hardy was fourth with Detherage finishing fifth.

B-Mod drivers had another chance to hone their driving skills against a large field with 31 drivers on hand. During the four qualifying heat races, Jake Richards, Dean Wille, Doug Wetzel, and Bob Nakoneczny grabbed the wins, for Nakoneczny, it was his first-ever win. In the B-main, Monty Mitchell, Johnathon Knotts, Colten Stevens, Eddie Bray, Jr., Jack Cunningham, and Dean Bachner transferred to the A-main.

The feature began with Wille in command after a lap-three incident with Ryan Edde and Eddie Bray Jr. on the front stretch resulted in a red-flag as Edde’s car rolled on its hood with Bray’s car on top. Both drivers were thankfully okay in the incident but their cars were heavily damaged. When racing resumed, Richards made a late-race pass on the low side to grab the lead. In the end, Richards went on to record his second win of the season ahead of Dean Wille, Steve Clancy, Mike Striegel, and Rex Harris.

The visiting ULMA Late Models had 11 drivers on hand for competition. In the heats, Aaron Marrant and Jon Binning took the wins. In the feature event, Marrant led early with Binning and Shad Badder in hot pursuit. After several laps, Badder took advantage in turn two down low to grab the lead and never looked back. Marrant and Binning settled for second and third with Aaron Poe, Dylan Hoover and Layne Ehlert rounding out the top five.

The Midwest Mod-Lites were entertaining and lightning fast on the track as Jeff Raffurty, David Raffurty and Travis Alexander charged to the checkers for their respective heat wins. In the feature event, 19 drivers completed the first 18 laps without any caution flags but then the racing was halted on multiple occasions late in the event, one for a red-flag incident for Kansas driver Zane Hansen, who walked away from a series of roll-overs in between turns one and two. Travis Alexander shot out into the lead and held off Cody Miller after the late-race cautions and drove to his first-ever feature win. Miller pressured for the lead several times and eventually finished second with Dillon Raffurty, Jeff Raffurty and Ryan Ayers of Salina, Kansas rounding out the top five at the finish.

In the Street Stock division, drivers once again set their sights on the winner’s circle as 17 drivers competed throughout the night. The first heat saw Brett Wood take the win with James McMillin driving to victory in the second prelim event. Wood and McMillin led the field to green for the 15-lap main event with Clayton Campbell close behind. Campbell eventually found a way around Wood on the low side to grab the lead and eventually scored his second win of the season. Wood challenged late but settled for second with David Hendrix, Jay Prevete, and Aaron Poe rounding out the top five.

USRA “Mighty” Modifieds were once again on hand in full force as 27 drivers signed in for competition. Danny Barker, Tim Karrick, Dalton Kirk, and Terry Schultz claimed the heat-race wins. In the B-main, Zach Sanders, David Wood, Nathan Vaughn, Danny Scrogham, Dwight Niehoff, and James Dean Eaton transferred to the A-main. The feature was another barn burner with Blackburn leading the entire distance as drivers jockeyed for positions behind him. Tricky track conditions led to several anxious moments throughout the night including Lewis Jackson’s full-speed ride off the turn three area, where his car came to a halt just shy of going into the watering hole, Jackson was uninjured in the incident.

Terry Schultz pressured Blackburn for all 25-laps pulling close on several occasions as he was trying to pick up his second win of the year after scoring a victory the night before at Lakeside Speedway but in the end settled for the runner-up finish behind eventual winner Blackburn. Zach Sanders made a rare CMS and finally turned his bad luck at the track around with an outstanding run to finish third after transferring from the B-main! Jim Moody began the night in search of his third-straight victory but settled for a fourth-place run followed by Dalton Kirk who ran consistently throughout the night and came home in fifth, his best finish of the year.

CMS reminds drivers and fans need to be alert and take alternate routes to CMS beginning May 8th as bridge construction begins on Highway 13 just north of Warrensburg over the Blackwater River, Highway 13 will close just north of Warrensburg at the bridge. Alternate routes to CMS from the West include 50 Highway past Warrensburg to the Highway 13 north bypass or Interstate 70 from the Higginsville Exit then 12 miles south to the track. From the South on Highway 13 simply stay on the bypass around Warrensburg, the track is just north of the final roundabout. From the East, simply exit on the Highway 13 bypass north to the track. From the Hwy 50 bypass, the track is 5 miles north.

Weekly racing continues next Saturday evening at CMS with Pit Gates opening at 4:30, grandstands at 5, driver pill draw closes at 6:15, late drivers will not be awarded passing points. The pit meeting takes place at 6:30, hot laps at 7:00 and racing begins at 7:30. General admission adults $12, Military w/I.D. and Seniors 65 to 74 $10, kids ages six to twelve $5, five years and under are free, seniors 75 and older are also free. Seniors 80 and older may receive free pit admission courtesy of promoter Earl Walls, who recently celebrated his own 80th birthday! All pit passes $30.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net. Find CMS on YouTube at CMS Going Green! Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. The Website includes standings, results, schedule, news, and much more!

CMS wishes to thank its 2017 primary sponsors for their support including Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford, Budweiser, KMZU 100.7 FM, Sunoco Race Fuels, Midwest Coatings, Better Country KIX 105.7, KSDL, and KSIS FM, Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station, KRLI FM 103.9 & KAOL 101.3 FM The Grenade, Pepsi, 610 Sports Radio Kansas City, College Town Apartments of Warrensburg, and Heartland Waste.

The list of 2017 business partners includes: Batliner Recycling, Kleinschmidt’s Western Store, OK Wheel Alignment, OK Tire Stores, Blue Springs Truck Line Inc., Brooks Auto LLC, Rick Darling Racing Engines/Head Porting, KMMO Radio, Sabre Solar LLC, KDKD Radio, LJS Graphics, Wilderness Ridge Tent & Canvas, DQ Grill & Chill of Warrensburg, Zaxby’s, Miller Lite, Victory Trophies & Plaques, Joslins Jewelry, Eickleberry Concrete & Construction, RockAuto.com, R & B Septic Services, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Wilderness Ridge Tent and Canvas, and Seeburg Mufflers. To join the CMS business partner team, call Susan Walls at (816) 229-1338. No calls after 8 p.m. please.

Central Missouri Speedway Rained Out Saturday, April 29th!

May 2nd, 2017

(Warrensburg, MO) Unfortunately racing for Saturday, April 29th at Central Missouri Speedway is canceled due to already saturated grounds and impending flood watches and warnings for the Warrensburg area.

Several inches of rain have already fallen in the local area and with forecasts of additional heavy rainfall in the 80 to 100 percent range we have decided to cancel events for this weekend well in advance. This gives race teams, families, and fans plenty of time to make alternative plans.

Racing resumes next Saturday, May 6th at CMS for Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford Rac Night featuring USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Mod-Lites, USRA B-Mods, Pure Stocks, and the first appearance of the year for the ULMA Late Models!

Pit Gates open at 4:30, grandstands at 5, driver pill draw closes at 6:15, late drivers will not be awarded passing points. The pit meeting takes place at 6:30, hot laps at 7:00 and racing begins at 7:30. General admission adults $12, Military w/I.D. and Seniors 65 to 74 $10, kids ages six to twelve $5, five years and under are free, seniors 75 and older are also free. Seniors 80 and older may receive free pit admission courtesy of promoter Earl Walls, who recently celebrated his own 80th birthday! All pit passes $30.

Beginning on Monday, May 8th, Highway 13 will close just north of Warrensburg at the Blackwater River for bridge construction. Alternate routes to CMS from the West include 50 Highway past Warrensburg to the Highway 13 north bypass or Interstate 70 from the Higginsville Exit then 12 miles south to the track. From the South on Highway 13 simply stay on the bypass around Warrensburg, the track is just north of the final roundabout. From the East, simply exit on the Highway 13 bypass north to the track.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net. Find CMS on YouTube at CMS Going Green! Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. The Website includes standings, results, schedule, news, and much more!

CMS wishes to thank its 2017 primary sponsors for their support including Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford, Budweiser, KMZU 100.7 FM, Sunoco Race Fuels, Midwest Coatings, Better Country KIX 105.7, KSDL, and KSIS FM, Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station, KRLI FM 103.9 & KAOL 101.3 FM The Grenade, Pepsi, 610 Sports Radio Kansas City, College Town Apartments of Warrensburg, World Finance, and Heartland Waste.

The list of 2017 business partners includes: Batliner Recycling, Kleinschmidt’s Western Store, OK Wheel Alignment, OK Tire Stores, Economy Lumber & Hardware, blue Springs Truck Line Inc., Brooks Auto LLC, Rick Darling Racing Engines/Head Porting, KMMO Radio, Sabre Solar LLC, KDKD Radio, LJS Graphics, Wilderness Ridge Tent & Canvas, DQ Grill & Chill of Warrensburg, Zaxby’s, Miller Lite, Victory Trophies & Plaques, Joslins Jewelry, Eickleberry Concrete & Construction, RockAuto.com, R & B Septic Services, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Wilderness Ridge Tent and Canvas, and Seeburg Mufflers. To join the CMS business partner team, call Susan Walls at (816) 229-1338. No calls after 8 p.m. please.

Central Missouri Speedway Victories go to Jim Moody, Bobby Ruff, Michael Raffurty, Jacob Ebert, and Jason Ryun!

April 28th, 2017

(Warrensburg, MO) At the beginning of the week it looked as though weekend racing was not going to be possible. However, the skies parted and clear skies with cooler temps and wind poured on Saturday afternoon and into the evening for week number two of the championship season at Central Missouri Speedway!

There were 94 cars on hand for competition for 20 race events. After a long delay after a power failure in which starting positions had to be redrawn, the patient fans were treated to another week of spectacular racing. CMS wishes to apologize for the delay and will work hard to ensure that doesn’t happen again! Even still, we completed the entire program in just over three hours once the first green flag flew.

Pure Stocks began the evening with 15 cars on hand for three heat races and their main event. Larry Norris of Lone Jack, Jason Ryun of Kansas City, and Darrin Christy of KCK picked up the heat race victories. Christy and Norris began the main event on the front row and after an early race caution on lap three, Christy held the lead over Norris, Ryun, Tyler Schoen, and Jason Ballard. A couple laps later, Ryun found a way around teammate Darrin Christy and grabbed the lead. Ryun and the rest of the lead pack raced hard but clean through lapped traffic and in the end, it was Ryun who claimed his second main event win in a row. Christy held off a hard-charging Schoen to take second over Schoen in third. Norris had a strong finish in fourth with Rodger Detherage advancing from fourteenth on the grid to finish fifth. Ninth-starting Christopher Sawyer of Buffalo moved up the finishing order to finish sixth.

USRA B-Mods were 25-cars strong for their evening of action in four heat races and a 20-lap main event, which ultimately had to be cut to 15 due to time constraints. Russ Niehoff of Lockwood, Jacob Ebert of Oak Grove, Cody Brill of Harrisonville, and Monty Mitchell of Windsor drove to victories in preliminary action.

In the feature event, Niehoff and Ebert led the field into turn one with Ebert edging Niehoff to lead the opening laps after a series of restarts. Once the drivers settled into race rhythm, the action was fantastic as Ebert had a pack of wolves breathing down his neck up front. Niehoff and Cody Brill ran multiple laps side-by-side with Monty Mitchell up front early on along with Cody Frazon and veteran racer Rusty Skaggs, who was making his first-ever appearance at CMS, close behind. Steve Clancy started eighth but found a way inside the top five to join the furious battle with the front-runners by moving to the high side to pass cars. In the final laps, Brill made things interesting with several attempts to overtake Ebert but the defending champ withstood all challengers and claimed his first main-event win of the year. Brill was second at the line with Niehoff once again turning in another strong run near the top in third. Clancy settled for fourth just ahead of Frazon in fifth while Rusty Skaggs made his CMS debut a good one coming home in sixth.

Another solid field of Mod-Lites took part in the night’s action with three heat races for the 17 cars on hand. Cody Miller of Kansas City, Michael Raffurty and Dillon Raffurty of Kansas City claimed the heat-race victories. Michael Raffurty and Miller led the field to the green flag in an all number 7 race car front row. Heading into turn one three cars were involved in a tussle with Travis Ruff getting worst end of things as he was forced to retire after starting fourth. When racing resumed, it was all clean and green the rest of the way as the drivers methodically worked every inch of the surface to keep pace with Michael Raffurty who never buckled to pressure from Miller. Dillon Raffurty did all he could to catch the leaders while Ed Griggs, who started seventh made his way inside the top five halfway through the event. In the end, it was Michael Raffurty’s night as he outpaced the rest of the field for the win. Cody Miller finished in second with Dillon Raffurty third. Griggs advanced to fourth with Jeff Raffurty fifth while Charlie Laizure rans strong from eleventh to finish in sixth.

One of the premiere events of the night turned out to be the Street Stock main event. Before the drivers returned for their main event, the 13 drivers on hand took part in a pair of heat races as Bobby Ruff of Belton and Brett Wood of Warrensburg claimed the victories.

Ruff and Wood led the field to green in the main event with Brian Inlow and Marc Carter just behind. Ruff and Wood had their hands full with Carter and Inlow early on until an early spin by Inlow led to a damaged left front for the Concordia driver as went on to finish tenth. When racing resumed, fans were treated to fantastic door-panel-to-door-panel racing with Ruff valiantly keeping Wood, Carter, Jay Prevete, and last week’s winner, Clayton Campbell, all behind him. In the closing laps Wood and Carter changed positions on several occasions as Carter fought hard to find a way around Ruff using the inside lane; however, it was Wood who nearly made the pass on both drivers down the back stretch off turn two but again, Ruff turned away all challengers. A late-race red-flag period waved over the field after a terrifying flip off the turn one embankment by Danny McKenzie of Warrensburg. After a few intense moments of uncertainty, a shaken but okay McKenzie emerged from his damaged car as it came to rest on the jersey barrier on the outer perimeter of the track and waved to the crowd to assure he was okay.

In the race’s final laps, the top-five drivers went back after it to determine the race outcome as Ruff again led the field back into battle. Ultimately, Ruff went on to win the thrilling event by mere inches over Wood in second as the crowd waited to hear the official call for the finish. Carter ran strong to third with Campbell fourth, Prevete fifth and visiting g driver Scott Johnson of Nevada in sixth.

USRA Modifieds once again came on strong with a solid field of 24 drivers competing in three heat races to determine the starting grid for the night’s curtain call. In one of his strongest-ever showings at CMS, Jimmy Eaton edged Ryan Middaugh for the win in the opening heat with Blue Springs driver Kyle Westerhold coming on strong in heat two for the win. Last week’s main event winner, Jim Moody blasted to a victory in the final heat to setup a talent-rich main event grid.

Middaugh and Westerhold grabbed the most passing points and began the 25-lap main event from the front row. After a strong debut, Westerhold’s car looped around in turn one as many drivers took evasive action to avoid his stalled car. While most got away with only minor damage, unfortunately Westerhold’s night came to an early end. When green-flag conditions returned, it was Richmond, Missouri’s Aaron Marrant who shot to the front to pace the field ahead of Middaugh and Moody. In a repeat of last week’s opening laps, Middaugh and Moody fought hard for positions once again inside the top three as Moody eventually made his way around Middaugh to move into the runner-up spot.

Matt Dotson, Gunner Martin, Eaton and Dalton Kirk also ran near the front and battled for a spot inside the top five as Marrant led over Moody and Middaugh. Moody, who ran both high and low to find a way around Middaugh eventually reeled in Marrant as the two drivers mastered their way through lapped cars. With Marrant up high and Moody low, turn one was the scene of the pass for Moody as he grabbed the lead on lap ten. For the rest of the distance, Moody stretched his lead leaving Marrant and Middaugh to duel for second. After a nice run of green-flag laps, Moody eventually captured his second-consecutive victory and thanked his team for getting him to victory lane once again. Marrant finished second with Middaugh again turning in a solid run to finish third. Matt Dotson maintained fourth position throughout the night while defending champion Kevin Blackburn patiently made his bat from thirteenth on the grid with an outstanding run to fifth. Martin, Kirk, Tanner Mullens, Terry Schultz, and Chad Lyle rounded out the top ten to close out the night.

Racing resumes next Saturday, April 29th for KRLI & ‘The Grenade’ Radio Race Night at CMS. Pit Gates open at 4:30, grandstands at 5, driver pill draw closes at 6:15, late drivers will not be awarded passing points. The pit meeting takes place at 6:30, hot laps at 7:00 and racing begins at 7:30. General admission adults $12, Military w/I.D. and Seniors 65 to 74 $10, kids ages six to twelve $5, five years and under are free, seniors 75 and older are also free. Seniors 80 and older may receive free pit admission courtesy of promoter Earl Walls, who recently celebrated his own 80th birthday! All pit passes $30.

Beginning on Monday, May 8th, Highway 13 will close just north of Warrensburg at the Blackwater River for bridge construction. Alternate routes to CMS from the West include 50 Highway past Warrensburg to the Highway 13 north bypass or Interstate 70 from the Higginsville Exit then 12 miles south to the track. From the South on Highway 13 simply stay on the bypass around Warrensburg, the track is just north of the final roundabout. From the East, simply exit on the Highway 13 bypass north to the track.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net. Find CMS on YouTube at CMS Going Green! Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. The Website includes standings, results, schedule, news, and much more!

CMS wishes to thank its 2017 primary sponsors for their support including Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford, Budweiser, KMZU 100.7 FM, Sunoco Race Fuels, Midwest Coatings, Better Country KIX 105.7, KSDL, and KSIS FM, Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station, KRLI FM 103.9 & KAOL 101.3 FM The Grenade, Pepsi, 610 Sports Radio Kansas City, College Town Apartments of Warrensburg, and Heartland Waste.

Main Event Finishes, full results available at www.centralmissourispeedway.net.

After Explosive Opening Night Central Missouri Speedway Comes Back for Week Two!

April 23rd, 2017

(Warrensburg, MO) Without question, Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) is coming off its strongest opening night in the track’s 22 years of existence with Earl and Susan Walls at the helm! When all five winning drivers from week one mention how good the track was, and without being prompted to do so, you know it was a grand way to begin the 2017 season.

It wasn’t just the drivers who gave praise, social media was a buzz for days after the CMS opener from fans in the stands. It was a near-perfect night last weekend as 90 cars made their way to CMS in five divisions, USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Mod-Lites, USRA B-Mods, and Pure Stocks. A total of 19 events made up the program last week as Jim Moody in USRA Modifieds, Clayton Campbell in Street Stocks, David Raffurty in Mod-Lites, Jake Richards in USRA B-Mods, and Jason Ryun in Pure Stocks, all drove to opening night victories!

Before last week’s events began, Don Johnson in Pure Stocks, Bob Nakoneczny, Kevin White in Mod-Lites, Rob Hardwick in Street Stocks, and Brian Johnson in USRA Modifieds, were recognized by RE/MAX United Realty’s Chuck Barlow with “Best in Show” plaques for displaying their cars at the recent 5th Annual CMS Car Show.

Weekly racing resumes Saturday evening at CMS with pits opening at 4:30, grandstands at 5 and racing at 7:30. General admission adults $12, Military w/I.D. and Seniors 65 to 74 $10, kids ages six to twelve $5, five years and under are free, seniors 75 and older are also free. Seniors 80 and older may receive free pit admission courtesy of promoter Earl Walls, who recently celebrated his own 80th birthday! 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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net. Find CMS on YouTube at CMS Going Green! Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. The Website includes standings, results, schedule, news, and much more!

CMS wishes to thank its 2017 primary sponsors for their support including Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford, Budweiser, KMZU 100.7 FM, Sunoco Race Fuels, Midwest Coatings, Better Country KIX 105.7, KSDL, and KSIS FM, Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station, KRLI FM 103.9 & KAOL 101.3 FM The Grenade, Pepsi, 610 Sports Radio Kansas City, College Town Apartments of Warrensburg, and Heartland Waste.

The list of 2017 business partners includes: Batliner Recycling, Kleinschmidt’s Western Store, OK Wheel Alignment, OK Tire Stores, Economy Lumber & Hardware, blue Springs Truck Line Inc., Brooks Auto LLC, Rick Darling Racing Engines/Head Porting, KMMO Radio, Sabre Solar LLC, KDKD Radio, LJS Graphics, Wilderness Ridge Tent & Canvas, DQ Grill & Chill of Warrensburg, Zaxby’s, Miller Lite, Victory Trophies & Plaques, Joslins Jewelry, Eickleberry Concrete & Construction, RockAuto.com, R & B Septic Services, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Wilderness Ridge Tent and Canvas, and Seeburg Mufflers. To join the CMS business partner team, call Susan Walls at (816) 229-1338. No calls after 8 p.m. please.

Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) Opening Night Victories Go to Jim Moody, Clayton Campbell, David Raffurty, Jake Richards, and Jason Ryun!

April 20th, 2017

(Warrensburg, MO) The green flag unfurled for the first time at Central Missouri Speedway began its 2017 race program with 18 Pure Stocks, 22 USRA B-Mods, 18 Mod-Lites, 11 Street Stocks, and 21 USRA Modifieds for a total of 90 cars on hand for competition.

Prior to the night’s events, USRA Modified driver Dwight Niehoff had a big question to ask his girlfriend Shelby Coe. Niehoff secretly stuck on a large cling-on vinyl sign to the side of his car just before practice laps that read, “Shelby, Will You Marry Me.” As he pulled onto the speedway the group sitting with Ms. Coe in the grandstand could see something looked different on the car and tried their best to read the wording as he went around the track, but when he came around to the back-stretch grandstands, Shelby herself finally got a good view of the question sign and gasped at first, then laughed for a while with a stunned look on her face, and then, she shook her head yes. At that point, a thumb’s up sign was flashed to the driver from the grandstand and the couple became happily engaged!

Opening night events then hit the track with a hearty crowd on hand to witness preliminary action when the Pure Stock’s started the night with heat races. Heat race winners included Gale Harper, Larry Norris and Jason Ryun. USRA B-Mods took to the track for their heats next as Eddie Bray, Jr., Jake Richards, and Dean Wille claimed the wins. In Mod-Lite action, Don Dannar, Dillon Raffurty, and Michael Raffurty drove to the victories. Brett Wood and Michael Mullins were victorious in Street Stock preliminaries as Ryan Middaugh, Matt Johnson, and Tim Karrick closed out the heat races with wins in USRA Modifieds.

After preliminary action concluded, drivers returned for the night’s “A” main events. First up in the program was the Pure Stocks. Their race began with a series of early cautions but after that, drivers settled into a highly competitive race rhythm as Jason Ryun, Darrin Christy, and Tyler Schoen put on great entertainment for the fans. At the halfway marker, the lead trio were side-by-side and using all lanes of the beautifully prepped race surface. Christy pressured Ryun on several occasions with Schoen in the mix as well. In the closing laps, defending champion Rodger Detherage made it a four-car battle but in the end, it was Ryun who claimed the narrow-margin win over Christy in second, Schoen third, Detherage fourth, and Gary Akers fifth.

The first-ever “weekly” racing USRA-sanctioned B-Mod race then hit the track with a pair of veterans showing the way up front. Eddie Bray, Jr., and Jake Richards brought the field to green. Richards quickly grabbed the lead at the start with Bray close behind. Just before the halfway marker, Richards had the lead over Russ Niehoff in second and Bray third when a caution slowed the field. When racing resumed, Richards again distanced himself as Niehoff, Bray, and Steven Clancy tried to find a line to gain ground on the leader. With five laps remaining, Doug Wetzel had a scary moment in turn four as his car got upside down, thankfully, the driver was okay and racing resumed shortly thereafter. At the lap 15 point of the 20-lap event, Richards again gunned it and took off, leaving his pursuers to battle for runner-up honors. On this night, it was Richards, who claimed his first-ever CMS main event win to finally shake some bad luck. Behind Richards at the line were Niehoff, Clancy, Dean Wille, and defending champion Jacob Ebert.

A healthy field of Midwest Mod-Lite Racing Series drivers returned to the track for the first-ever “weekly” racing 15-lap featured race. Don Dannar and David Raffurty led the field to the initial green flag as the drivers set a lightning-fast pace in the opening laps. David Raffurty grabbed the point early on bringing Cody Miller with him. After a quick caution just shy of the halfway point, David Raffurty again shot off the line in quick form as Dillon Raffurty and Ed Griggs joined in the battle inside the top three. The Raffurty name is synonymous with Mod-Lite racing and victory lane and on this night, it was no different as David Raffurty prevailed over Dillon Raffurty, ninth-starting Ed Griggs, Michael Raffurty and Don Dannar.

Earlier in the year it was announced that a new event, being billed as ‘The Triple SSS at CMS – Street Stock Showdown’ will take place this fall with $5,000 on the line. Two drivers who will likely play a factor when that October weekend rolls around started the night’s regular 15-lap main event on row one. Former champions Clayton Campbell and Brett Wood led Michael Mullins and Brian Inlow as the race began. Wood grabbed the early race lead with Campbell in hot pursuit as Mullins, Inlow, and Robert Brown watched closely as the leaders set the pace. Campbell kept working at his preferred line and made it work as he eventually went around Wood at the halfway point. However, in the closing laps Wood’s car came back to life as he put heavy pressure back on Campbell for the win but at the checkers it was Campbell who secured the victory over Wood, Mullins, Brown, Inlow, and Chad Eickleberry, who made his return to CMS racing.

The final main event of the night was the USRA Modifieds and it was another thriller. Red-hot driver Ryan Middaugh was hot off a win on Friday at Callaway Raceway in Fulton, Missouri and he occupied the front row beside Matt Johnson. An early race restart kept the field tight with Middaugh in control of the race with Gunner Martin and Tim Karrick in pursuit. Lap-after-lap Middaugh was flawless through the first 10 laps. Just behind him, seventh-starting Jim Moody worked his way to the front in furious battle with Johnson, Karrick, and a surging Dean Wille.

At the lap 11 point, Moody found the bottom line to his liking as Middaugh occupied the middle and high side. Moody eventually grabbed the lead with his new-born baby daughter on hand as Middaugh had his hands full with Karrick, Johnson, and Wille in tight battle for second. A late-race caution regrouped the field one final time as drivers could race every inch of the track to gain positions. In the final push to the finish, it was Warrensburg driver Dean Wille, who began the race side-by-side with Moody on row four, who came to life. Wille methodically made his way forward and eventually found a way around Karrick to lock into the runner-up position. However, it was Moody who outdistanced all pursuers to claim the win as laps ran out for Wille, Karrick, Johnson, and Middaugh to close out a fantastic opening night at CMS. In victory lane, a jubilant Moody said, “Ryan raced me clean, he’s been good so far in his new car and gave me plenty of room, you could race everywhere on the track tonight. We picked up right where we left off last year and put it in victory lane here tonight!”

Weekly racing resumes next Saturday evening at CMS with pits opening at 4:30, grandstands at 5 and racing at 7:30. General admission adults $12, Military w/I.D. and Seniors 65 to 74 $10, kids ages six to twelve $5, five years and under are free, seniors 75 and older are also free. Seniors 80 and older may receive free pit admission courtesy of promoter Earl Walls, who recently celebrated his own 80th birthday! 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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net. Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Find CMS on YouTube at CMS Going Green!

CMS wishes to thank its 2017 primary sponsors for their support including Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford, Budweiser, KMZU 100.7 FM, Sunoco Race Fuels, Midwest Coatings, Better Country KIX 105.7, KSDL, and KSIS FM, Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station, KRLI FM 103.9 & KAOL 101.3 FM The Grenade, Pepsi, 610 Sports Radio Kansas City, College Town Apartments of Warrensburg, and Heartland Waste.

The list of 2017 business partners includes: Batliner Recycling, Kleinschmidt’s Western Store, OK Wheel Alignment, OK Tire Stores, Economy Lumber & Hardware, blue Springs Truck Line Inc., Brooks Auto LLC, Rick Darling Racing Engines/Head Porting, KMMO Radio, Sabre Solar LLC, KDKD Radio, LJS Graphics, Wilderness Ridge Tent & Canvas, DQ Grill & Chill of Warrensburg, Zaxby’s, Miller Lite, Victory Trophies & Plaques, Joslins Jewelry, Eickleberry Concrete & Construction, RockAuto.com, R & B Septic Services, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Wilderness Ridge Tent and Canvas, and Seeburg Mufflers. To join the CMS business partner team, call Susan Walls at (816) 229-1338. No calls after 8 p.m. please.

Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) Car Show and Practice Laps Roll Out Saturday, April 8th!

April 11th, 2017

(Warrensburg, MO) In less than two weeks, owners and promoters Earl and Susan Walls usher in their twenty-second year of operating CMS. USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Pure Stocks return to the racing program along with B-Mods, now competing under the USRA-sanctioning banner. Mod-Lites will add a new chapter of excitement to Saturday nights as they make their CMS weekly racing debut in 2017.

However, before the first official race of the season, drivers have a chance to show off their new looks this Saturday and then later in the afternoon, a chance to test and tune their cars for the one and only practice session scheduled for the pre-season.

The fifth-annual CMS Car Show kicks off the day’s activities at 11 a.m. on the grounds of Hawthorne Plaza Shopping Center located at 1125 N Simpson Drive in Warrensburg, Missouri (located behind Wal-Mart). For the second year in a row, RE/MAX United will present the ‘Best Appearing Race Car’ plaques as voted on by car show attendees.

Car Show attendees may take photos with drivers and have the rare opportunity to cars up close. Fans may also pick up a track schedule for the coming season and have a shot at some DQ Grill and Chill coupons along with visiting with the DQ Grill and Chill mascot throughout the car show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Drivers displaying their cars at the event will receive one free pit pass valid for practice night later in the day.

Once the car show finishes at 3 p.m., drivers in all car classes are invited to turn practice laps from 4 to 8 p.m. at the speedway. Pit gates open at 3:30 with practice beginning at 4 and lasting until approximately 8 p.m. Fans may attend the practice session for free in the pit-side grandstands. The front side will not be open. All pit passes are $20 for the practice session for those entering the pit area. The practice event also allows the CMS staff to test and tune all that it takes to put on a weekly race program each Saturday.

Earl Walls celebrates his 80th birthday this week and in celebration of his youthful exuberance, Walls informed his staff that senior citizens wishing to enter the pit area on race nights when he is working his perch in turn four this year will enjoy free admission into the pits. Walls, said, “When I turned 70, we let all seventy-year-olds and older in the grandstands for free, I thought that was fun, this should be fun too.”

The regular race season begins Saturday, April 15th. Onlookers will notice construction continues at the CMS Party Barn area, where the Walls have plans to expand the historic building’s entertainment potential with additional plans unfolding later in the year.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Find CMS on YouTube at CMS Going Green! Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Missouri-Speedway.

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.

CMS wishes to thank its 2017 primary sponsors for their support including Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford, Budweiser, KMZU 100.7 FM, Sunoco Race Fuels, Midwest Coatings, Better Country KIX 105.7, KSDL, and KSIS FM, Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station, KRLI FM 103.9 & KAOL 101.3 FM The Grenade, Pepsi, 610 Sports Radio Kansas City, College Town Apartments of Warrensburg, and Heartland Waste.

The list of 2017 business partners includes: Victory Trophies & Plaques, Joslins Jewelry, DQ Grill & Chill of Warrensburg, Economy Lumber, Eickleberry Concrete & Construction, JA Performance and Outdoor Services, RockAuto.com, Brooks Automotive, R & B Septic Services, Blue Springs Truck Line, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Wilderness Ridge Tent and Canvas, Entercom Kansas City, Rick Darling Racing Engines, and Seeburg Mufflers. To join the CMS business partner team, call Susan Walls at (816) 229-1338. No calls after 8 p.m. please.

Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) 2017 Driver Registration Week Next on the Agenda!

January 16th, 2017

(Warrensburg, MO) The countdown to the 2017 CMS race season continues and it is time once again for drivers to register for the coming season for the track’s weekly race divisions, which includes USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Mod-Lites, USRA B-Mods, and Pure Stocks.

Drivers may register and ask questions to staff and save $10 in the process for next season’s racing during early bird registration this Saturday, January 21st at the ABC Building on the Grounds of Grover Park in Warrensburg, Missouri. From Maguire Street (Hwy 13 through Warrensburg), take East North Street past the King’s Chef Chinese Restaurant heading east. The ABC Building is on the right just past the tennis courts. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. For GPS directions, plug in 416 Commander Wilkes Drive, Warrensburg, Missouri 64093.

Also on Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., CMS, along with Lakeside Speedway will have a vendor information booth at the annual Racing Auction and Trade Show in Sedalia held at the Missouri State Fairgrounds. This year’s dates are Saturday, January 21st and Sunday, January 22, 2017. The event is held at the Mathewson Exhibition Center located at 2503 West 16th Street, Sedalia, MO 65301. Personnel from CMS will be present all day on Saturday. Drivers may also register at this event and save $10 on registration. Printed car class and track rules, schedules, and general information will be available at both events this weekend.

Track owners and promoters Earl and Susan Walls begin their 22nd year at the helm of CMS in April. The 2017 CMS race season features 23 nights of racing from April 15th to September 3rd, which is the regular season, in addition to a brand-new two-night event in October, for a total of 25 race nights.

Recently, a few more of the support classes were determined for some of the big three summer holiday weekend special events and guest class nights. For guest class appearances, ULMA Late Models return on May 6th, May 28th, August 12th, and September 3rd. The annual Pure Stock track special event will take place on Saturday, May 27th with USRA Modifieds competing on May 28th for $3,000 to win.

CMS fielded numerous messages and questions during the off-season from E-Mod drivers interested in competing at CMS in 2017 and as a result, E-Mods will serve as a guest class at CMS on Sunday, May 28th, Sunday, July 2nd, and Sunday, September 3rd.

E-Mods have quickly grown in popularity in recent years and compete at I-35 Speedway, Valley Speedway, and Lakeside Speedway respectively. CMS believes that adding E-Mods on nights when the other tracks are not competing will help grow the class even more and give the drivers additional seat time while not interfering with their normal tracks’ championship points race nights while at the same time, giving the drivers additional chances to race in front of new fans. CMS will utilize the standard Kansas City-area E-Mod rules when the class competes at CMS.

USRA Modifieds and Mod-Lites headline the annual BBQ Bowl weekend over the Independence Day holiday. Modifieds will have two chances to make the 24-car starting field for the $5,000-to-win/$1,000-to-Start BBQ Bowl over the weekend. Mod-Lites will also run back-to-back nights with $500 to win on Saturday and $1,000 to win on Sunday. Additional details will be announced regarding Independence Day weekend and car classes competing.

Street Stocks take the spot light on two separate occasions in 2017, once on the weekend of July 15th when drivers compete in the annual Track Special Event for the class. However, a rare opportunity to race at CMS during October will take place on Friday, October 20th and Saturday, October 21st when the First-Ever $5,000-to-Win Street Stock Showdown takes place. The original dates were changed to avoid conflict with other area high-profile race events. Additional details will be announced later this spring regarding race format and support classes in addition to track activities for the weekend, which is sure to be one of the biggest events in CMS’s long and storied history!

The regular race season winds down over the Labor Day weekend when USRA Modifieds once again compete for $3,000 to win. USRA B-Mods also highlight the weekend with their annual track $1,500-to-win special event on Sunday, September 3rd.

The 2017 car class rules for Pure Stocks and Street Stocks have been posted on the CMS website at www.centralmissourispeedway.net. USRA Modified and USRA B-Mod rules are also available from the website. The tracks general race rules are also available on line. Mod-Lite rules are expected to be up on the site after this weekend.

The Pure Stock rules have been amended since the original publishing date last month. After calls and comments came in regarding drivers having difficulty finding cars that are not rusted out, CMS decided to amend the rule as follows: OEM floor may be repaired or replaced with 0.049-inch steel but must remain OEM dimensions. Firewalls must remain OEM and in OEM location. allow after-market floor replacement.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net. Find us on YouTube at CMS Going Green! Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Missouri-Speedway.

Central Missouri Speedway Continues Building 2017 Race Season Details!

December 6th, 2016

(Warrensburg, MO) Since 1994, Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) owners and promoters Earl and Susan Walls have opened the gates of their speedway to a total of 1,774 drivers. Beginning in April 2017, another year of competition will commence at the beloved track featuring Pure Stocks, B-Mods, Street Stocks, and Modifieds and for the first time-ever as a weekly racing car class, Mod-Lites will join the weekly racing program!

CMS looks forward to hosting Mod-Lite racing on a weekly basis and growing and building a great relationship with the drivers and fans who enjoy the competition this exciting class brings to the table. CMS believes Mod-Lite racing is destined to be a major player for years to come and one of the fastest-growing divisions in the sport right now. The 2017 CMS race season features 23 nights of racing from April 15th to September 3rd.

The normal Saturday night weekly race lineup for 2017 will be Pure Stocks, B-Mods, Mod-Lites, Street Stocks, and Modifieds. This order is subject to change at the track’s discretion and during special event weekends. For 2017, the heat race lap counts for Pure Stocks and Mod-Lites will be six laps. Street Stocks, B-Mods, and Modifieds will run eight-lap heat races. For weekly racing feature events, Pure Stocks will run 12 laps, Mod-Lites and Street Stocks will run 15 laps, B-Mods 20 laps, and Modifieds 25 laps. These are also subject to adjustments as deemed necessary by race officials.

The 2017 car class rules for Pure Stocks and Street Stocks have been posted on the CMS website at www.centralmissourispeedway.net. The Track General Race Rules are not yet posted but are expected to be released shortly. The 2017 tentative race schedule is also readily available on the track’s website.

To clarify a previously announced decision about drivers competing in two classes on the same night, CMS releases the following statement. Drivers are permitted to compete in two different car classes on the same night. However, drivers must realize before they make this decision there are things to be aware of and consider. If a driver finishes within the pre-designated or announced “report to tech” finishing positions, the driver must remain with the car until technical inspection is completed.

We understand some drivers compete for two different car owners, but drivers and fans must remember, CMS will not wait for or delay any race, for any reason, for anyone, nor will officials manipulate the race program order, flow, or draw. CMS asks drivers to ask themselves this question, is it fair for a driver to compete in a second class that is seen as a lower division than their normal division, and is it fair to the track? We will let drivers make this decision when they sign in to compete each race night. We urge drivers to be aware of our weekly race order and our special-events race order when announced.

Progress continues at the track on the CMS Party Barn as concrete and plumbing work are currently underway as an addition to the party barn. CMS hopes to make the building a fan favorite and will make future announcements about plans for additions to the speedway grounds. The track itself has also seen a few upgrades as the maintenance staff added many loads of dirt to the track surface.

Drivers may pick up car class rules and register early for next season’s racing during the track’s early bird registration event, one of two pre-season chances to save on car registration. The first opportunity comes on Saturday, January 21, 2017, during the CMS Registration Event held at the ABC Building on the Grounds of Grover Park in Warrensburg, Missouri. From Maguire St (Hwy 13 through Warrensburg), take East North Street past the King’s Chef Chinese Restaurant heading east. The ABC Building is on the right side just past the tennis courts as you start to go downhill. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. For GPS directions, plug this address into your favorite directions app: 416 Commander Wilkes Drive, Warrensburg, Missouri 64093.

Later on that same day, CMS, along with Lakeside Speedway will have a vendor information booth at the annual Racing Auction and Trade Show in Sedalia held at the Missouri State Fairgrounds. This year’s dates are Saturday, January 21st and Sunday, January 22, 2017. The event is held at the Mathewson Exhibition Center located at 2503 West 16th St, Sedalia, MO 65301.

Earl Walls recently made the exciting announcement that the first-ever ‘Street Stock Showdown’ will take place during the post-season at CMS as a special event tentatively scheduled for the 12th and 13th of October. Although full details are to be determined for the race format, Walls said the race will pay $5,000 to win!

Modified drivers will be happy to learn that Walls also stated the bonus money for the three holiday special events will once again be up for grabs. If a driver wins two of the three events, they will take away a $2,500 bonus. If a driver sweeps all three big summer holiday special events, they will take away a $5,000 bonus! The first special event takes place over the Memorial Day weekend, followed by the Independence Day weekend, and finishes up over the Labor Day weekend. B-Mods, Pure Stocks, and Mod-Lites will also have a car class special event to be scheduled on the big three summer holiday weekends.

CMS has also been in contact with Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City regarding a possible bonus program for like classes competing at the speedways. As news and information comes available, both tracks will make information available should the bonus program take flight. The CMS tentative 2017 schedule is located at www.centralmissourispeedway.net.

The CMS Staff, Fans, and Drivers have always been extremely charitable and giving throughout the Walls’ tenure at the track and that them will continue in 2017 when CMS once again brings back three special fund-raisers based upon the big three holiday weekend special events. The track will once again raise money towards Cancer Awareness, Heart Health, and Homes for Our Troops.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net. Find us on YouTube at CMS Going Green! Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Missouri-Speedway.

Central Missouri Speedway and Lakeside Speedway Combined Championship Banquet Fast-Approaching!

October 26th, 2016

(Warrensburg, MO) Central Missouri Speedway and Lakeside Speedway are just days away from celebrating driver accomplishments from the 2016 season at the second-annual combined championship banquet on Saturday, November 5, 2016.

The combined banquet provides drivers and their closest supporters with a chance to relish in their successes of the recently wrapped season and to share the night with fellow racers and track personnel from 6:00 pm to 12:00 midnight.

Ticket-ordering deadline is this coming Saturday, October 29, 2016. Tickets are $25 each and may be purchased by contacting Susan Walls at 816-229-1338 (CMS) or Karen Darling at 660-229-0952 (Lakeside). The banquet will be held at Elks Lodge #2509, 100 NE Brizendine Rd, in Blue Springs, Missouri.

For special lodging information call the Grain Valley Comfort Inn at 816-847-2700. Be sure to ask for the Racer’s Discount rate of $75.99 for a king-size bed or $79.99 for queen-size. The Courtyard Marriott Blue Springs at 1500 NE Coronado Drive. in Blue Springs is also offering a Racers Discount. Call (816) 228-8100 for additional information for the Courtyard Marriott.

The dinner menu for the banquet features a buffet style menu with Lasagna, Chicken Alfredo, Italian Sausage Casserole, Spaghetti/Meatballs, Salad, Bread Sticks, and Desserts. A cash bar will be available and a live DJ and Karaoke music.

The top ten drivers in USRA Modified, Street Stocks, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks will receive their awards and prize money from CMS. For Lakeside drivers, the top ten in USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, and USRA B-Mods will be recognized while the top five in Grand Nationals and Factory Stocks will also be recognized. There will be chances for door prizes throughout the program.

Jim Moody Caps the 2016 Central Missouri Speedway Season with $3,000 Victory!

September 8th, 2016

(Warrensburg, MO) The 2016 race season at Central Missouri Speedway officially came to a close Sunday evening for night two of the annual Labor Day Special event weekend. Seventy-five drivers signed in for competition among USRA Modifieds, ULMA Late Models, USRA B-Mods, and the Allstar Midget Series.

The evening was highlighted by a $3,000-to-win special event for USRA Modifieds, which saw Jim Moody of Odessa, Missouri claim the victory. Don Droud, Jr., of Lincoln, Nebraska was victorious in Allstar Midget Series action. Russ Niehoff claimed the USRA B-Mod main event by mere inches, while Aaron Marrant snagged the
ULMA Late Model a-main.

USRA B-Mod heat race winners included Rex Harris ahead of Niehoff and Doug Wetzel and former track champion Brad Smith over Chad Staus and Kris Jackson. The main event was a classic right to the very finish as Russ Niehoff and Dakota Foster fought hard for the win over the last few laps. The main event was one of the best of the night with no less than five cars gunning for the win. Through several series of caution flags Niehoff repelled all challengers until the final moments when 16th starting Dakota Foster drove to the low side of Niehoff on the competitive track surface as Niehoff held strong up high. As the pair came to the finish, it was unclear who had won but Niehoff prevailed in the end for his second triumph of the season. Foster ran a strong second, with Luke Nieman in third, Staus fourth, Jackson fifth, and Smith in sixth.

After a heart-breaking run the night before in the main event when he missed claiming the main event by three laps, Austin Lambert began the night strong with a row four run to the front to score the win in heat one over championship contender Robert Bell and Kory Schudy. Riley Kreisel of Warsaw, Missouri prevailed in heat two over Don Droud, Jr., and Hunter Lane. Lambert looked to score the win in the main event but it was not meant to be as hard luck struck once again in the main event as he came up just short of the win retiring with just a handful of laps to go. This race was a race inside a race as Robert Bell and Merril Lamb were trying to claim the Allstar Midget Series title, whoever finished in front of the other would claim the title. Don Droud Jr. was the man to beat for the second-consecutive night of racing for the series as he ultimately prevailed in the main event for his second score of the season. Kreisel finished in the runner-up spot while Hunter Lane, Robert Bell, Jason Walls, and Pat Schudy completed the top six. With his fourth-place finish, Bell earned the title of 2016 Allstar Midget Series champion, just edging Merril Lamb.

ULMA Late Models returned to CMS for their sixth appearance of the year as 17 drivers signed in for racing. Current ULMA point’s leader Dustin Hodges started the night strong with a heat win over Aaron Marrant and Garry Billings. In preliminary heat-race action, Lane Ehlert encountered wheel problems as his car went pirouet ting several times off turn three. Although a little sore, Ehlert was otherwise okay.Former track champion Jon Binning of Warrensburg, Missouri claimed heat race two ahead of Tommy Cordray and Todd McCoin. In the main event, Binning led the field at the start with Marrant stalking the leader and not letting him get out of his sights. Lap-after-lap, Marrant hounded Binning for the lead in and out of lapped traffic until the closing laps. By lap 15, Marrant’s setup proved the most successful as he was finally able to have a good run off turn four to claim the lead and ultimately the win over Binning in second. Cordray registered his second-consecutive strong CMS run with Chris Cox posting his best-ever finish in fourth. Garry Billings’ return to CMS proved beneficial as he claimed fifth, one spot in front of Smyser in sixth, who was making his first-ever visit to CMS.

The final event of the night was the USRA Modified special 35-lap main event, paying $3,000 to the winner. Ryan Middaugh, Darron Fuqua, and Dalton Kirk finished 1-2-3 in the opening heat race. Terry Schultz returned to CMS with a win in heat two over previous night main event winner Chad Lyle and Mickey Burrell, also returning to CMS after a long absence. Jim Moody crossed the finish line first in heat three over Dean Wille and Johnny Fennewald.

Moody flexed his muscle at the start edging Schultz to lead lap one with Fuqua and Middaugh in hot pursuit. Johnny Fennewald, who started in eighth began moving forward in the mid portion of the race as he broke into the top five. Lyle, Middaugh, Kirk, and Jon Sheets also fought for top ten runs until Sheets spun from contention. With just two quick slowdowns for a pair of cautions, the races’ final green-flag run featured a torrid battle as Wille, Schultz, and Fennewald searched for a way to close in on Moody in heavy lapped traffic.

Moody never flinched and even threaded the needle going three-wide with lapped cars to maintain his lead. In the end, Moody’s decision to race full steam ahead paid off as he eventually scored his fifth CMS victory of the season and third in the last four USRA Modified a-mains at CMS. The win was worth $3,000 giving him two consecutive years of special-event wins as he claimed the $5,000-to-win main event last year. Schultz looked strong in second in front of an impressive run by Warrensburg driver Dean Wille in third. Fennewald advanced from eighth to fourth with Lyle, Fuqua, Kevin Blackburn, Dalton Kirk, Ryan Middaugh, and Shad Badder rounded out the top ten.

The 2017 race season preview is now available on the track’s website at www.centralmissourispeedway.net. On the main page, look for the tab titled “Tentative 2017 CMS Race Schedule!” Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 championship banquet, which once again will be held in partnership and conjunction with Lakeside Speedway. The event takes place at the Blue Springs Elks Lodge on Saturday, November 5th. For ticketing and event information, call Susan Walls at 816-229-1338. No calls after 8 p.m. please.

Find CMS on Twitter @CMSgoing_green, keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net, or join our email group at info@centralmissourispeedway.net. Find us on YouTube at CMS Going Green. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Missouri-Speedway.

Jacob Ebert Claims Central Missouri Speedway B-Mod Special Event as Lyle, Murdock, Wood, and Ryun also Score!

September 7th, 2016

(Warrensburg, MO) Night number one of the Labor Day weekend at Central MissouriSpeedway is now in the books and after all was said and done, Jacob Ebert walked away with the headlines by capturing the B-Mod $1,500-to-win special event. In other action, Chad Lyle, Johnny Murdock, Brett Wood, and Jason Ryun also drove to wins in their respective classes as 107 cars filled the pits in five divisions.

The night began with 15 preliminary heat races and two b-mains to determine starting grids for the night’s main events. Pure Stocks began the night with Darrin Christy and Kyle Rowland claiming victories. A strong field of 20 Street Stocks competed throughout the night with Brett Wood, Brian Inlow, and Dean Wille driving to heat race wins. Merril Lamb of Iola, Kansas and Johnny Murdock of St. Louis claimed Allstar Midget Series victories while Brian Johnson, Chad Lyle, Tim Karrick and Kyle Covert captured the USRA Modified heats.

In the B-Mod special event prelims, Jacob Ebert began the night strong when he bested Brad Smith and Chad Lyle in heat ne. Fort Scott, Kansas driver Brian Bolin scored the win in heat two over Brett Wood and Jim Moody. For heat three, Dakota Foster led Chad Staus and Russell Niehoff. In the final preliminary heat, Tim Powell of Lansing, Kansas finished ahead of Joshua Stephens and Jake Richards. Curtis Berry and Spencer Stephens led the way in the two b-mains.

Pure Stocks kicked off the second half of the program with their 12-lap main event with a pair of former feature winners leading the way as Darrin Christy and Kyle Rowland led the field into turn one. Rowland quickly grabbed the lead with Christy, Jimmy Smith, and Jason Ryun close behind. By lap five, Rowland and Christy were having the race of the night as they battled door panel to door panel for several laps just before a yellow flag flew to slow the pace.

When action resumed, Rowland led Christy, Ryun, Smith, and Jeremiah Wilson for the restart. Christy again went on the prowl and moved to the high side in search of a way around Rowland who held strong in the middle lane, warding off every challenge from Christy. Late in the race, Jason Ryun began to show some strength and made his way around Christy for second while Rodger Detherage, Smith, and Wilson continued their battle for fourth position.

In the final five laps, Ryun made his presence known and found a way around Rowland to grab the lead bringing teammate Christy with him to setup and outstanding drive to the finish that featured clean racing, drivers using their head, and keeping calm, cool and collected. In the end, fans were rewarded with the best race of the night as Ryun captured his second feature race of the season over Christy, Rowland, Detherage, Wilson, and Smith.

Street Stocks returned for their main event with a 20-car field taking the green flag as Dean Wille and Brett Wood occupied row one. Wood shot out to an early race lead with Wille, Brian Inlow, and Jay Prevete following close behind. By lap five, Wood built his lead to three car lengths over Wille, who also pulled away from a great four-car battle between Inlow, Prevete, Brandon Dunham and Brian Ziegler.

The first yellow of the event appeared on lap six when Prevete and Inlow tangled for a first time on the back stretch with both cars going to the tail for the restart. When racing resumed, Wood led Wille, Ziegler, and Dunham with Darrin Crisler and John Clancy making their way to the front.

Wood again began to build up his lead over the field as Crisler, Ziegler, and Clayton Campbell fought for spots inside the top five with a handful of laps remaining. Just passed lap ten, an otherwise good race took a turn for the worse as a series of events saw Inlow and Allen Perryman all retiring from the race. Another wild incident occurred on the restart coming off of turn two when Clayton Campbell was punted from behind causing him to spin out of the top five as Clancy, Ziegler, Carter, and Prevete were all involved.

When the race resumed, Wood again led Wille in second position as Crisler moved to third with Bobby Ruff and Brian Eckhoff now inside the top five. During the final few laps, Wille’s car came alive and he put pressure on Wood for the victory; however, in the end, Wille simply ran out of laps despite being the faster car as he finished second behind Wood, who scored his seventh feature win of the season. Crisler finished the night with a strong run in third, followed by Ruff, Eckhoff, and Derek Henson, who advanced to the top five from 16th on the starting grid.

A ten-car field of Allstar Midgets returned to the track for their 15-lap main event as Johnny Murdock and Merril Lamb showed the way. Murdock led the opening two laps before Austin Lambert of Claremore, Oklahoma advanced to the front. By lap nine, Lambert had built up a whopping half of the track advantage over Murdock and Lamb.

On lap 12, the lone yellow flag of the race appeared for debris in turn four just as Lambert’s night came to an unfortunate end as he stalled on the front stretch. With the field now being led by Murdock, the race resumed as Lamb settled into second. In the closing laps, veteran racer Bobby Lane moved inside the top three behind the lead duo. In the end, Murdock was too strong at the finish by prevailing over Lamb, Lane, Robert Bell, Brad Wyatt, and Paden Moreland.

For the USRA Modified a-main, Brian Johnson and Chad Lyle led the charge with Johnson in search of his first 2016 win while Lyle gunned for his second modified win of the season. Johnson jumped out to an early race lead but it only lasted a brief second as a scary incident occurred coming off of turn two involving several cars. With challenging track conditions, several cars got together coming off the turn two area triggering a multi-car crash. After the cleanup completed, the cars of Tim Karrick, Danny Scrogham, Dwight Niehoff, Scotty Martin, Travis Ruff, and Bill Carter were unable to continue on. Thankfully, although shaken up and sore from the safety belts, all drivers while disappointed checked out okay from the Emergency Services responders.

After a long delay, racing resumed with another yellow flag flying on lap two as Nick Pence’s car spun in turn three just in front of Bubba Harvey and Tyler Schmidt. In a separate incident Robby Test encountered problems in turn two as all these competitors also retired early from the event.

With drivers on edge, racing again resumed with Johnson, Lyle, Shad Badder, and Kyle Covert close behind. It didn’t take long for Lyle to assume command of the race as he edged Johnson for the lead with Badder, Covert, and Nathan Vaughn running in the top five. By lap nine, Lyle pulled out to a five-car length advantage with Johnson and Badder comfortable in their top three spots. However, behind them, a furious battle ensued with Jim Moody and Kevin Blackburn making their way towards the front challenging for the top five.

A late-race yellow for a stalled car slowed the field one final time giving drivers one more try at dethroning Lyle at the top. Johnson stayed close on this restart and pressured Lyle while Moody found a way around Badder to take third. Moody fought hard to gain second on Johnson for several laps as Blackburn also went around Moody in the closing stages. In the end, Lyle scored his second triumph of the year over Brian Johnson, who finally was able to shake some bad luck to score his best finish of the year in second. Moody settled for third with Blackburn advancing to fourth from 16th on the starting grid. Badder, Vaught, Covert, Colson Kirk, Mickey Burrell, and Chase Domer completed the top ten.

The final event of the night was the annual track special $1,500-to-win B-Mod special. After wrapping up another B-Mod championship a week ago, Jacob Ebert was in search of his first big-money special event win at CMS when he and fellow front-row driver Chad Staus led the field to the initial green flag.

Ebert shot out to an early race lead with Staus, Jim Moody, and Brian Bolin giving chase. Dean Wille’s night came to an early end as he retired on lap one. With Ebert leading the race, Staus, Bolin, and Tim Powell had a scorching battle inside the top five with clean racing side-by-side. Ebert eventually built up a six-car length lead
over the field with Dakota Foster and Moody inside the top three.

Yellow flag conditions flew over the field at lap six for a two-car spin in turn four. With the field bunched up for the restart, Ebert led them back to green with Foster, Moody, Staus, Bolin, and Powell inside the top five. Former CMS champion Brad Smith began to add his name to the mix by lap eight as he advanced to sixth. Moody began to pressure for the lead on the restart as his close battle with Foster saw him advanced to second leaving Foster in third just in front of Bolin, Powell, and Smith.

The field was slowed once again after a multi-car crash in turn one involving Heath Murry, Don Marrs, and Doug Wetzel. When the race resumed Ebert led Moody as the two drivers gave the fans some great close racing in a torrid battle for the lead. Through all the pressure, Ebert kept his car out front to maintain the lead.

Another quick yellow flag realigned the field on lap ten with Ebert showing the way over Moody, Foster, Bolin, Staus, Powell, Smith, and last week’s feature winner Nic Hanes. Smith continued his quest to break inside the top five as the final 15 laps ran green in the 25-lap main event. Ebert kept up a strong pace with Moody falling back into the clutches of Foster in their battle for second as the top three pulled away from fourth on back.

Powell and Hanes continued to fight for a spot inside the top five over the final five laps but the race took a dramatic turn with just two laps remaining as Jim Moody’s night came to an end in turn two when he unexpectedly retired from the event. With Ebert leading the final two laps in heavy lapped traffic he kept on the throttle and claim his ninth feature win of the season. Foster redeemed himself from last week and scored the runner-up position in front of a strong drive by Brian Bolin in third. Powell wound up fourth with Brad Smith completing the top five. Nic Hanes advanced to sixth from 23rd on the field just in front of Luke Nieman who came from 16th to finish seventh while Staus, Jake Richards, and Russ Niehoff completed the top ten.

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.

For complete details regarding Sunday night at CMS, 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.

On Sunday night (Monday is a holiday), fans and drivers are invited to stick around for an after-race CMS Barn Party featuring karaoke and music by Char. Everyone is invited to close out the season with a night of music, fun. Although there are plenty of tables and places to hang out in the large facility, adult patrons are invited to bring a chair, coolers with beverages of their choice and snacks. No concessions will be available.

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.

Shad Badder will be on hand to help raise money for Homes for Our Troops as he will give 2-seater Modified rides 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.

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 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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net. Find us on YouTube at CMS Going Green! Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Missouri-Speedway.

Jacob Ebert Claims B-Mod Title as Jim Moody, Bobby Ruff, Kory Schudy, Nic Hanes, and Byron Glotzbach Take Wins at Central Missouri Speedway!

August 31st, 2016

(Warrensburg, MO) The race season at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) is quickly winding down with Track Championships in the weekly racing divisions on the line. The first driver to claim a 2016 title is Jacob Ebert of Oak Grove. Ebert earned his second-consecutive and third overall B-Mod championship by edging out Troy Carlyle of Kearney, Missouri by just three points.

Jim Moody of Odessa claimed his second USRA Modified feature in a row and fourth of the year and now becomes one of the favorites for the $3,000 to-win Labor Day special event on Sunday, September 4th. In the B-Mod main event it appeared Dakota Foster took his second win but his car failed post-race technical inspection and Nic
Hanes of Trenton, Missouri was declared the winner, his first at CMS. Bobby Ruff of Belton also collected his first CMS feature win in the Street Stocks in a brand-new car while Byron Glotzbach of Topeka, Kansas celebrated with his fourth feature victory of the season in the Pure Stocks. In the guest class All Star Midget Series, Kory Schudy of Battlefield, Missouri claimed his first CMS feature win of the year.

The Pure Stocks opened the heat racing action with 14 drivers checked in for competition. byron Glotzbach grabbed the first heat win in front o Don Johnson and nick Pickard. in heat two, Jreremiah Wilson claimed the checkers with Larry Norris and Darrin Christy following.

With the track championship on the line, a large field of 25 B-Mod drivers had another chance to tune their cars for the $1,500 to-win Labor Day weekend special event next Saturday, September 3rd. During the three qualifying heat races, Doug Wetzel earned the win in the initial heat race ahead of Chris Brockway and Chad
Lyle. Dakota Foster was just ahead of Nic Hanes and Jacob Ebert for the win in the second heat race. Russ Niehoff crossed the finish line just ahead of Spencer Stephens and Rex Harris for the win in the third heat.

The All Star Midget series returned to the track with 16 drivers registered to compete to see if someone could unseat Wesley Smith after he captured three CMS features in a row. Kory Schudy secured the first heat win with Wesley Smith and Kellen Conover following while in heat two, Austin Lambert triumphed with the win followed by Rick Murko and Barry Lamb.

In the Street Stocks division, 14 drivers worked on their setups to figure out a way around Clayton Campbell, who gained another victory last weekend. The two heat race winners included Clayton Campbell in the first heat ahead of Bobby Ruff and Donnie Dannar with Brian Inlow collecting the second and final heat race win with Brian
Eckhoff and Allen Perryman following.

This week in the always competitive USRA modified heat races, the fans were entertained once again to intense racing as 19 drivers attempted to maximize passing points with their heat race finishes. Lewis Jackson crossed the line ahead of Jim Moody and Kyle Covert in heat one. Kevin Blackburn edged out Dean Wille and Travis Ruff for his best heat finish in the second heat. The final heat of the night had Gunner Martin grabbing the checkers ahead of Dwight Niehoff and Sam Florence.

The first feature event of the night started with the Pure Stocks as Byron Glotzbach emerged as early race leader with Jeremiah Wilson, Larry Norris and Darrin Christy in close pursuit. After early race cautions for Norris and then Wilson, Glotzbach kept Christy behind him despite Christy attempting the high and then the low side groove to move around him. Christy made it close at the finish, but GLotzbach held on and gained a hard-earned fourth feature win of the year. Christy was a close second with Jimmy Smith making a late move into third with point’s leader Rodger Detherage and Robert Gard closing out the top five.

The B-mod feature had Dakota Foster quickly establishing himself as the driver to beat in the main event. Nic Hanes, in his first-ever visit to CMS hounded Foster from second, but could not seem to find a line to work past the leader. Russ Niehoff also looked strong early on but had to go tail back later in the race after a single car spin. After numerous cautions, Chad Lyle and then Jim Moody, both hired guns from the USRA Modified division, moved into the top five. Late in the race, Lyle spun as Jacob Ebert and Moody challenged for third.

As the checkers flew it appeared Foster had won the feature, but after a post-race disqualification, Nic Hanes was declared the feature winner. Moody advanced from twelfth on the grid to finish second, one spot ahead of Jacob Ebert and Jace Gay, who had a solid run into fourth. Troy Carlyle slowly battled back from a 25th place
starting spot up and finished fifth but came up just shy for the title as Ebert claimed the title.

The Allstar Midget main event began as Cory Schudy shot out to the early lead after a quick restart. Kellen Conover, who made the trip over from St. Louis, tried to make his move to the front past Schudy but could not get by the leader. Meanwhile, Wesley Smith and Reily Kreisel battled near the front using both the high and low side to maneuver the track.

Schudy maintained his lead through lapped traffic with Conover in hot pursuit and claimed his first CMS feature win the year. Because of a last-lap caution, Kreisel was later scored in second. Austin Lambert from Claremore, Oklahoma had solid run and finished third with Smith fourth and Trey Lambert in fifth.

As the green flag flew for the Street Stock feature, Clayton Campbell and Brain Inlow dashed into turn one the with Campbell coming out of turn two with the lead. Brain Eckhoff and Bobby Ruff were also looking to move up in the top four. Ruff then took advantage after several cautions and snuck past Campbell on the high side for
the lead. Later on, Inlow was caught up in a chain reaction incident on the restart and ended up against the turn four wall and ultimately retiring from the event.

Ruff stayed strong up front for the remainder of the race and took the checkers for his first feature win at CMS. Campbell solidified his points lead and finished second with Jay Prevete moving up into third. Eckhoff had a strong finish in fourth with Allen Perryman rounding out the top five.

The USRA modifieds once again showed their skills and patience early on with Gunner Martin grabbing the early lead just ahead of Kevin Blackburn and Jim Moody. Moody stalked Martin and Blackburn and took the lead on a restart out of turn four, diving down to the middle to grab the lead.

Behind Moody, Blackburn and Martin had an intense battle for the second spot. Both drivers at one point held second and then swapped it back and forth several times. Dean Wille ran his best USRA Modified race this year in the top four as Kyle Covert and Dwight Niehoff looked strong just behind Wille attempting to move up.

Over the course of the mid-point of the race, Moody and Martin swapped the lead in another classic CMS showdown between arguably the best drivers in the MO-KAN region. Blackburn stayed close to the lane-swapping duo looking for a chance to pounce.

After another late caution, Moody took back control of the event and pulled away over so slightly in lapped traffic, leaving Martin and Blackburn to resume their battle for second. As the race drew to a close, both Martin and Blackburn reeled in Moody, setting up a final two-lap showdown that whipped the crowd into a frenzy. As the final checkers of the night flew, Moody narrowly edged Blackburn, who had a strong run on the low side of turn four to claim his fourth feature of the year and second in a row. Blackburn was second with Martin in third in the closest three-way battle of the season. Wille hung on for his best finish this year in fourth while Covert had his best finish of the year in fifth while Danny Scrogham finishing in sixth.

Next week’s Labor Day weekend events mark the final two nights of racing at CMS in the 2016 season and features multiple car classes with track championships on the line on Saturday for Pure Stocks and Street Stocks. Saturday’s events also feature USRA Modifieds and the Allstar Midget Series. The night will be headlined by USRA B-Mods with their annual $1,500-to-Win track special event. The night will then be capped off by a full-on fireworks show, previously postponed from the soggy Independence Day weekend. 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 Sunday, September 4th, USRA Modifieds return for their $3,000 annual Labor Day weekend special event with Matt Dotson going for a $2,500 bonus if he can win the main event after claiming the Memorial Day special event earlier this season. B-Mod drivers have a chance to earn USRA national B-Mod points as they return for another night of action along with the Allstar Midgets and the ULMA Late Models. The year will officially close out with the CMS Party Barn coming to life one more time as Karaoke with Char closes out the night. Drivers and fans are invited to hang out and relax at the end of another successful CMS season. A special BBQ sandwich menu will be available throughout the weekend until its gone.

Shad Badder will also be raising money for Homes for Our Troops as he will be giving 2-seater Modified rides throughout the weekend as the program flow and track conditions permit. Rides are $50 each for approximately 3 to 5 laps at speed around the track.

Both “Track” and “Sanctioning” body points nights remaining at CMS are as follows: Saturday, September 3rd. Track points will be 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 will be awarded to USRA Modifieds only. 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).

CMS recently released its race dates for the 2017 season, which may be found on the track’s website at www.centralmissourispeedway.net. In addition to a preview of next season, the website also includes information for visiting drivers and several bits of information regarding the upcoming Labor Day weekend of special events racing.

For next 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 pit passes are $30. There are no registration fees for any classes at CMS next Saturday or Sunday.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net. Find us on YouTube at CMS Going Green! Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Missouri-Speedway.

B-Mod Track Championship on the Line at Central Missouri Speedway as Weekly Racing Continues!

August 26th, 2016

(Warrensburg, MO) The quest for track Championship Crowns in several divisions are coming to a close with the final few weekends of racing at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS). This Saturday, August 27th, weekly racing continues featuring the $1,000-to-win USRA ‘Mighty’ Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Pure Stocks. This Saturday will also include the All Star Midget Series as last week Wesley Smith continued his CMS dominance by claiming his third feature win in a row.

The B-Mod champion will emerge this Saturday. In the tight point’s battle, Troy Carlyle of Kearney, Missouri finds himself back on top of the standings just ahead of Jacob Ebert. Carlyle nearly made it to victory lane last Saturday, but veteran driver Dean Wille of Warrensburg slid by him on the final turn to take the checkers. Despite missing a two weekends of racing, defending Track Champion Jacob Ebert is second with eight feature wins under his belt this season. This tight battle for the top spot will come down to the final point’s race of the season before we know who will take the crown. The Labor Day weekend B-Mod events will not award track points, so this Saturday, August 27th marks the end of the championship points-earning season.

USRA modified drivers have one final week prior to the Labor Day weekend $3,000 to-win special event on September 4th. The track Championship in this always tough class of drivers continues on this weekend as Kevin Blackburn of Fulton, Missouri leads the points chase with two feature wins this year. Just behind him, Gunner Martin of Blue Springs has four feature wins as the closest Championship point’s competitor.

Clayton Campbell has challenged defending track Champion Brett Wood all season and gained an advantage last weekend with his fourth feature win of the season and helping him pad a 45-point lead over Wood. The former champion however still has a shot at the title thanks to his six feature wins this season.

Roger Detherage of Windsor, Missouri leads the Pure Stock class after gaining his first feature win last weekend to go along with his 13 top-five finishes this season. Amanda Akers of Independence sits solidly in the second spot with her consistent top-ten results.

Both “Track” and “Sanctioning” body points nights remaining at CMS are as follows: Saturday, August 27th – Track points will be awarded for USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks. Allstar Midgets will earn their sanction points. USRA Modifieds will receive USRA National Points. August 27th is the final “Track” points night for B-Mods.

Saturday, September 3rd – Track points will be 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 will be awarded to USRA Modifieds only. 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).

The All Star Midget Series returns again this week to see if someone can challenge Wesley Smith. Last weekend several drivers including Illinois racer Chase McDermand of Springfield and Mitchel Davis from Auburn checked in to race. McDermand worked his way into contention and put some pressure on Smith late in the feature event, which Smith eventually claimed.

CMS recently released its race dates for the 2017 season, which may be found on the track’s website at www.centralmissourispeedway.net. In addition to a preview of next season, the website also includes information for visiting drivers and several bits of information regarding the upcoming Labor Day weekend of special events racing.

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 pit passes are $30.

For any new drivers wishing to race at CMS, registration is now just $10 for the remainder of the season for USRA Modified, B-Mod, Street Stock, and Pure Stock drivers. There is no registration fee for guest classes at CMS. This Saturday pit gates open at 4:30 with admission gates opening at 5. Driver pill draw cutoff is 6:15 (no passing points awarded to late-arriving drivers). Pit Meeting takes place at 6:30, followed by hot laps at 7, and racing at 7:30.

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.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net. Find us on YouTube at CMS Going Green! Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Missouri-Speedway.

CMS and Lakeside Speedway are once again teaming up for their end-of-season banquets for a single night of awards, camaraderie and bench-racing, food, music, and fun on November 5th at the Blue Springs Elk’s Lodge. Stay tuned for further details in the coming weeks as the race season nears completion in September.

CMS wishes to thank its 2016 primary sponsors for their support this season! Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford, Budweiser, KMZU 100.7 FM, Sunoco Race Fuels, KMMO FM 102.9, Midwest Coatings, Better Country KIX 105.7, KSDL, and KSIS FM, Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station, KRLI FM 103.9 & KAOL 101.3 FM The Grenade, Pepsi, 610 Sports Radio Kansas City, Heartland Waste, and ‘Today’s New Hit Country’ 95.3 FM KDKD.

This list of 2016 outstanding business partners includes: Victory Trophies & Plaques, Joslins Jewelry, Batliner Recycling, DQ Grill & Chill of Warrensburg, Economy Lumber, Kleinschmidt’s Western Store, OK Tire Stores, Eickleberry Concrete & Construction, LJS Graphics, Finish Line Performance, Wolf Tire Service, JA Performance and Outdoor Services, RockAuto.com, and Seeburg Mufflers.

Central Missouri Speedway Wins go to Jim Moody, Clayton Campbell, Ed Griggs, Dean Wille, Wesley Smith, and Rodger Detherage!

August 23rd, 2016

(Warrensburg) Championship racing continued at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) on 610 Sports Radio Race Night along with a salute to Camp Valor and Military Personnel stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base and the surrounding areas.

A total of 95 cars checked in for competition in the Pure Stock, B-Mod, Allstar Midget Series, Midwest Mod-Lite, Street Stock, and USRA Modified divisions. The night’s program featured 14 preliminary heat races and 6 main events, for a total of 20 races for the fans in the stands, who were on their way home by 10:35 p.m.

Prior to the start of racing, wounded warriors and their families were recognized from nearby Camp Valor and military personnel were also recognized for their sacrifices and commitment to the freedom of the United States of America as the crowd gave them a big round of applause.

Pure Stock drivers started the night’s action with a 12-car field on hand for a pair of heat races. Darrin Christy picked up where he left off the previous week with a dominating win in the opening heat over Derek Williams and Don Johnson. Jeremiah Wilson claimed his third heat win of the year in the final heat over Rodger
Detherage and Jason Ballard.
In Allstar Midget Series heat-race action, Auburn, Illinois driver Mitchell Davis cruised to a dominating win over tail-starting Broc Hunnell and Bobby Layne in heat one while previous CMS winner Wesley Smith of Nixa, Missouri claimed a convincing win in heat two over Chase McDermand and Mike Epperson.

B-Mods were up next for their three preliminary heats as Cody Frazon drove to the win in heat one over pole-sitter Chris Brockway and seventh-starting Rex Harris of Urbana. Heat two was stacked with familiar B-Mod drivers as Troy Carlyle pulled off a turn-four pass on Lucas Isaacs for a hard-fought hard win with Jacob Ebert
crossing the finish line in third. In the final B-Mod prelim, Russ Niehoff of Lockwood, Missouri made a late-race pass for the win over Dean Wille and Chase Galvan.

The Midwest Mod-Lites returned to the track for a pair of heat races as Don Dannar claimed the opening race ahead of Justin Raffurty and Jeff Raffurty. Previous feature winner Ed Griggs drove to the win in heat two over Travis Alexander and Ethan Isaacs.

Street Stocks were next in the lineup for two heat races as Jay Prevete claimed victory in the first race over Allen Perryman and Jason Ryun. In heat two, Brett Wood continued to put pressure on Clayton Campbell as he claimed victory over Campbell and Brian Inlow.

The final set of heat races saw the USRA Modifieds back in action as Jim Moody held point and claimed the opening heat win over Ryan Middaugh and Gunner Martin. In the second heat, Brian Johnson cruised to a convincing win over Shad Badder and Nathan Vaughn while in the final heat of the night, Matt Dotson moved up from inside row two to claim the win over Dalton Kirk and Danny Scrogham.

Pure Stocks were first to hit the speedway for their main event of the night asfive-time feature winner Darrin Christy and past champion Jeremiah Wilson led the field to the initial green flag.

At the start of the race, Christy jumped out to an early race lead but as the field was coming to the line for lap two, Josh Helm and Jason Ballard made hard contact in turn four with both drivers okay; however, Helm was unable to continue but Ballard rejoined the field at the tail for the restart. Don Johnson was also an early
retiree from the race when Christy led the field back to green-flag racing.

Christy led the opening laps but point’s leader Roger Detherage took command on lap three and began to build up a fairly strong lead over the field. Fourth-running Wilson had problems on lap five as the caution flag flew slowing the field for a second time. When the race resumed, Wilson rejoined the field at the tail with
Detherage leading Christy, Larry Norris, and Derek Williams.

In the final laps, Christy began reeling Detherage back in as the two fought hard for the victory with great side-by-side action with Christy preferring the low side to Detherage’s high-running line. On the white-flag lap, Jason Ballard’s car became high-sided on the turn two exit and the field was slowed one final time. Detherage led Christy at the next drop of the green flag and went on to claim his first main event of the year over Christy, Norris, Wilson, Williams, and Dallas Heuser with his best-ever finish.

Wesley Smith was in search of another CMS victory as the 15-lap main event for the Allstar Midget Series when the green flag fell with Broc Hunnell leading the charge. Smith immediately shot out to an early race lead with Chase McDermand of Springfield, Illinois doing all he could to stay with Smith’s torrid pace.

Even through lapped traffic, Smith kept his #44 car at the front of the field in a race that went caution free to the checkered flag. McDermand repeatedly tried to close in on Smith and came close a few times but in the end had to settle for second behind Smith. Mitchell Davis finished third with Hunnell fourth, and Bobby Layne in fifth.

Cody Frazon and Troy Carlyle began the night’s B-Mod main event on the front row just in front of Russ Niehoff and Dean Wille. Early in the 15-lap main event, Carlyle set the pace with Frazon, Niehoff, and Wille in tow. A single-car spin on lap three bunched the field together for the restart with Carlyle darting out to the front and ultimately building up a sizable lead in search of his first feature victory of the season.

When racing resumed, Carlyle led Wille, Frazon, and Jacob Ebert but a second single-car incident slowed the field once again. After some green-flag laps, a third yellow flag fell over the field as two cars came together forcing another yellow flag. For the restart, Wille began putting heavy pressure on leader Carlyle as he searched for a way around on the challenging elements of the turn one and two area. For the final stretch, one more caution flew before Wille and Carlyle resumed their battle for the win. Late in the race, Wille found something on the high side and made the pass for the lead to claim his first feature win of the season. Carlyle
held on for second to keep the championship standings close. Frazon finished in third position with Lucas Isaacs and Jacob Ebert rounding out the top five.

Donnie Dannar of Oak Grove and Ed Griggs of Pleasant Hill led the field to the opening laps of the Mid-West Mod Lite main event as drivers tried to figure out a way to beat Griggs and Dannar, both previous feature winners during CMS Mod-Lite action.

Dannar led the early portion of the race with Griggs and Justin Raffurty close behind until lap nine when Griggs found his way to the front. Dannar stayed right with Griggs in a bid to regain the lead but Griggs repeatedly held his closest pursuers at bay. Lap-by-lap Griggs held fought off any challengers and went on to
claim the a-main event win, becoming the first repeat Mod-Lite winner this year at CMS. Dannar settled for second with son and father duo Justin Raffurty and Jeff Raffurty third and fourth while Travis Alexander finished in fifth. CMS is in talks with the group to return again next year and hopes to make an announcement during the off-season regarding the 2017 season.

Jay Prevete and Brett Wood paced the field at the start of the Street Stock 15-lap main event but it didn’t take long for Wood to dart out to an early race lead. However, with the championship on the line in the closing weeks, Otterville’s Clayton Campbell assumed command of the race relegating Wood back to second to lead
early.

Just as it appear Campbell might pull away from Wood during the race’s mid-stages, Wood reeled the leader back in as the two drivers battled for the lead. Just behind the leaders, Brian Inlow and Prevete had a battle of their own for the third position as Allen Perryman had his hands full with John Brooks for fifth.

The race ran caution-free for the first 13 laps until Wood encountered a spin in turn four as the caution waved for the first and only time. With Wood rejoining the field at the tail, the race resumed with Campbell leading the way over Inlow and Brooks, who powered his way from sixth at the drop of the green. In the end,
Campbell held on to take his fourth win of the year with Inlow second, Brooks third, Prevete fourth, and Perryman fifth, Wood recovered to sixth to keep the point’s chase within reach.

For the second-consecutive week, the USRA Modified main event went right to the end with another intense and exciting battle for the $1,000 weekly race payout. With four lead changes, the fans were treated to another exciting race as Jim Moody and Matt Dotson raced hard for the victory on a challenging race surface in turns one and two.

Shad Batter and Dotson began the race on row one with Brian Johnson and Dalton Kirk close behind. While Kirk ran strong early on, he eventually encountered an early retirement from the race. Johnson ran near the front in the race’s early stages until he also encountered problems while running third along with track point’s leader Kevin Blackburn, who later recovered to a twelfth-place finish.

With Dotson showing the way, fifth-starting Moody began working his way towards the top three by lap five when the first caution flag waved over the field. For the restart, Dotson then led Badder, Moody, Johnson, Nathan Vaughn, and Ryan Middaugh.

As the drivers searched for the best method to navigate the turn one and two area, Dotson led the first six laps until the first change for the lead occurred on lap seven as Moody, already a two-time winner this season, moved past Dotson for the lead. Moody led laps 7 through 11 before the pair ran nearly even at the line with Dotson moving back out front to lead lap 12 in front of Moody, who retook the lead a lap later.

Johnson and Blackburn’s top-five runs ended in between turns one and two as the caution flew on lap 16 to slow the field with both drivers going to the back on the restart. On the ensuing restart, Robby Test’s strong run also came to an end as he fell from sixth to the tail of the field after a spin in turn two.

For the closing laps, Dotson kept pace with Moody as he searched high and low for a way around Moody. The two drivers mastered the turns and separated themselves from the rest of the field as behind them, the close-quarters racing led to one final caution as top-five running Gunner Martin encountered a spin on lap 21. Martin reported to the hot pit area but his crew informed him that too much damage had occurred as he also retired from the race.

For the final four laps, Moody kept Dotson behind him even though his preferred line was beginning to fade away. Moody eventually held on despite a furious last-lap charge by Dotson to take his third main-event win of the year.

In victory lane Moody said, “It’s always tough with the 88 (Dotson) breathing down your neck!” Dotson finished in second position with Badder in third. Ryan Middaugh had another exceptional CMS run to finish in the fourth position while Danny Scrogham also turned in a strong top-five run in the fifth position.

Championship weekly racing continues next weekend with competition in the USRA Modified, Street Stock, B-Mod, and Pure Stock divisions. The Allstar Midget Series will also return to CMS.

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 pit passes are $30.

For any new drivers wishing to race at CMS, registration is now just $10 for the remainder of the season for USRA Modified, B-Mod, Street Stock, and Pure Stock drivers. There is no registration fee for guest classes at CMS. This Saturday pit gates open at 4:30 with admission gates opening at 5. Driver pill draw cutoff is 6:15 (no passing points awarded to late-arriving drivers). Pit Meeting takes place at 6:30, followed by hot laps at 7, and racing at 7:30.

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.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net. Find us on YouTube at CMS Going Green! Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Missouri-Speedway.

CMS and Lakeside Speedway are once again teaming up for their end-of-season banquets for a single night of awards, camaraderie and bench-racing, food, music, and fun on November 5th at the Blue Springs Elk’s Lodge. Stay tuned for further details in the coming weeks as the race season nears completion in September.

Salute to Camp Valor and Whiteman Air Force Base this Saturday at Central Missouri Speedway!

August 19th, 2016

(Warrensburg, MO) This Saturday marks a special weekend at CMS as the track pays tribute to Camp Valor’s Wounded Warriors and nearby Whiteman Air Force Base personnel. The night will feature special admission prices for active-duty and retired military personnel from any of the armed forces branches with valid I.D. as they will receive $5 grandstand admission.

CMS will also recognize Camp Valor Outdoors in Holden, Missouri. Camp Valor Outdoors is a non-profit organization 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 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.

Championship weekly racing continues this weekend with competition in the USRA Modified, Street Stock, B-Mod, and Pure Stock divisions. Fan-favorites, the Midwest Mod-Lites will make their final CMS appearance of the year and the Allstar Midget Series will also return to CMS.

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. Wounded Warriors and immediate family members will be admitted free.

CMS will release detailed information about the jam-packed weekend of racing and fun planned for Labor Day Weekend by Friday. Stay tuned to the CMS on Social Media for complete details.

For any new drivers wishing to race at CMS, registration is now just $10 for the remainder of the season for USRA Modified, B-Mod, Street Stock, and Pure Stock drivers. There are no registration fee for guest classes at CMS. This Saturday pit gates open at 4:30 with admission gates opening at 5. Driver pill draw cutoff is 6:15 (no passing points awarded to late-arriving drivers). Pit Meeting takes place at 6:30, followed by hot laps at 7, and racing at 7:30.

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.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Missouri-Speedway. Find us on YouTube at CMS Going Green!

CMS and Lakeside Speedway are once again teaming up for their end-of-season banquets for a single night of awards, camaraderie and bench-racing, food, music, and fun on November 5th at the Blue Springs Elk’s Lodge. Stay tuned for further details in the coming weeks as the race season nears completion in September.

CMS wishes to thank its 2016 primary sponsors for their support this season! Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford, Budweiser, KMZU 100.7 FM, Sunoco Race Fuels, KMMO FM 102.9, Midwest Coatings, Better Country KIX 105.7, KSDL, and KSIS FM, Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station, KRLI FM 103.9 & KAOL 101.3 FM The Grenade, Pepsi, 610 Sports Radio Kansas City, Heartland Waste, and ‘Today’s New Hit Country’ 95.3 FM KDKD.

This list of 2016 outstanding business partners includes: Victory Trophies & Plaques, Joslins Jewelry, Batliner Recycling, DQ Grill & Chill of Warrensburg, Economy Lumber, Kleinschmidt’s Western Store, OK Tire Stores, Eickleberry Concrete & Construction, LJS Graphics, Finish Line Performance, Wolf Tire Service, JA Performance and Outdoor Services, RockAuto.com, and Seeburg Mufflers.

Here’s a look at the current CMS championship point standings heading into this week’s events.

Matt Dotson, Brett Wood, Larry Ferris, Jacob Ebert, and Darrin Christy Prevail at Central Missouri Speedway!

August 19th, 2016

(Warrensburg, MO) Saturday night produced near-perfect weather as 102 drivers checked in for racing and fun for the whole family for competition in USRA Modified, Street Stock, ULMA Late Model, B-Mod, and Pure Stock competition.

Darrin Christy from Kansas City grabbed his fifth Pure Stock feature of the year then Jacob Ebert from Oak Grove claimed his eighth B-mod feature of the season. In the guest class ULMA Late Model feature, Larry Ferris from Nevada guided his machine into victory lane for his second CMS feature win. Brett Wood from Warrensburg muscled his car to his sixth Street Stock feature and Matt Dotson of Hallsville made a last turn pass and earned his third USRA CMS Modified victory for the feature win.

It took two heat races of 14 drivers for the Pure Stock division to determine the main event lineup. Heat one went to Kyle Rowland over Darrin Christy and Nick Pickard. In Heat two Roger Detherage battled to the checkers ahead of Larry Norris and Brandon Box.

Rowland and Christy began the Pure Stock main event up front with Detherage in the mix. Rowland appeared to be the driver to beat, but did not follow track official’s instructions on the restarts and was sent to the tail of the field. Christy then inherited the lead and never looked back for the remainder of the race as he took the checkered flag. Detherage challenged Christy several times but finished second with Don Johnson, Nick Pickard, and Rowland in the top five. Rowland settled in and battled back into the fifth spot after his penalty during the race.

The 22 USRA 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 race number one over Troy Carlyle and Chad Staus. Bobby Russell fought off a hard-charging Dakota Foster and Cole Campbell to claim heat two. Cody Frazon advanced to claim heat three over Doug Wetzel and Dean Wille.

Ebert quickly established himself up front as Russel, Frazon and Foster kept close tabs on the leader. Turn four turned into a tough corner for many drivers as numerous cautions caused a disjointed early portion of the race. After drivers settled down, Ebert didn’t look back as he pulled away for his eighth feature win of
the season. Foster finished with a strong run in second with Frazon, Russell, and Staus in the top five.

ULMA Late Models made their fifth appearance of the year with three heat races for the night. Larry Ferris crossed the finish line first in the opening Late Model heat ahead of Vance Wilson and Jon Binning. Cody Holtkamp rocketed to the front in the second heat and claimed the win over Phil Edmondson and Todd McCoin. The final heat race had Dustin Hodges grabbing the win over Steven Clancy and Aaron Marrant

Ferris shot out to the lead out of turn one as Holtkamp and Hodges started the
20-lap ULMA event. Ferris was dominating all night and with only one caution the other drivers were attempting to find a line to catch him. Wilson found a good line on the track and worked past Hodges into the third spot in the first three laps. Even after the caution restart, Ferris found his rhythm and pulled away to grab his second CMS Late Model feature in a row. Holtkamp hung on for second as Wilson maintained the third spot to the end. Former track champion, Jon Binning moved up late in the race into fourth while Hodges rounded out the top five.

The Street Stock division had 17 drivers checked in for racing in three heat races to determine their feature event starting grid. Marc Carter claimed the opening Street Stock heat race over Johnny Wyman and Brian Eckhoff. Jay Prevete worked his way to the front in heat two ahead of Jeff Lazenby and Warren Hawthorne while Brett Wood prevailed in the third heat ahead of Brian Ziegler and John Brooks.

As the feature started a three wide battled ensued between Wood, Prevete and Carter. Wood emerged with the narrow lead as several cars including Prevete almost got together down the front wall early on. Wood pulled away and Carter made a rare spin in turn four for the only caution of the race. Wood went on to dominate the event earning his sixth feature win of the season. Ziegler had a solid run into second followed by Brian Eckhoff, who scored his best feature finish this season. Clayton Campbell had a remarkable finish in fourth after starting fourteenth while Johnny Wyman survived a last lap challenge by Carter and grabbed fifth.

USRA Modifieds were in full force again on Saturday as 29 drivers competed in four outstanding heat races to begin their portion of the program. Heat one went to Ryan Middaugh over last week’s feature winner Dalton Kirk and Terry Schultz. Shad Badder fought off Robbie Test and Danny Scrogham in heat two with Gunner Martin besting Eric Turner and Lewis Jackson in heat three. The final heat of the night went to Kevin Blackburn ahead of Jim Moody and Nathan Vaughn. In the B-main, six drivers advanced to the feature including Dean Wille, Colson Kirk, Kaleb Bray, Brian Johnson, Richard Layne and David Wood.

Badder and current points leader, Blackburn earned the front row starting positions for the USRA Modified main event. Badder established himself as the early leader and driver to beat. Meanwhile, Test, Martin, Moody, and Matt Dotson looked for race lines to move up into the top three.

Blackburn stayed in the second spot until late in the race as Dotson used the high and low side to finally take the second spot away from Blackburn and Moody. It looked like Badder was on his way to victory lane after leading the first 24 laps, but on the final turn in tight lapped traffic, Dotson somehow found a high side lane and nosed past Badder and won the final feature of the night, setting himself up as a favorite for the final Labor Day USRA Modified special of the year with his win last night.

If Dotson can win the Labor Day Special on Sunday, September 4th to go along with his Memorial Day Weekend special-event win, he could walk away a $2,500 bonus for winning two of the three scheduled big-money CMS special events. Badder held on to finish second in a heart-breaking loss to Dotson with Blackburn third, Moody fourth, and last week’s feature winner Dalton Kirk rounding out the top five.

For any new drivers wishing to give CMS a try, registration is now just $10 for the remainder of the season for USRA Modified, B-Mod, Street Stock, and Pure Stock drivers. There are no registration fees for guest classes. This Saturday pit gates open at 4:30 with admission gates opening at 5. Driver pill draw cutoff is 6:15 (no passing points awarded to late-arriving drivers). Pit Meeting takes place at 6:30, followed by hot laps at 7, and racing at 7:30.

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. Admission prices for this weekend are: $12 adult general mission, $10 military with I.D., seniors 65 to 74 $10, kids aged 6 to 12 $5. Children 5 and under and seniors 75 and over free. All pit passes $30.

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 by emailing info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net). Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Missouri-Speedway. Find us on YouTube at CMS Going Green!

CMS and Lakeside Speedway will once again team up for their end-of-season banquets for one single night of awards, camaraderie and bench-racing, food, music, and fun on November 5th at the Blue Springs Elk’s Lodge. Stay tuned for further details in the coming weeks as the race season nears completion in September. Here’s a look at how the championship point standings are unfolding to determine the 2016 CMS Track Champions.

Central Missouri Speedway Weekly Racing Joined by ULMA Late Models this Week!

August 12th, 2016

(Warrensburg, MO) Championship racing continues in all divisions along with guest class ULMA Late Models this Saturday at Central Missouri Speedway. After last week’s focus was on the youngsters for kid’s night. This week the attention turns back to the races for the weekly track championships and the overall title for the visiting ULMA Late Model drivers celebrating their tenth anniversary of racing.

Kevin Blackburn posted a rare finish outside of the top five last week but sttill holds the top spot in this week’s USRA Modified standings, trying to become the first Father/Son duo to win CMS Modified Championships. Kevin’s father, Gary Blackburn, was crowned champion in 2004 and 2005 respectively.

For fans of Street Stock racing, there is a classic battle to the finish going on between Clayton Campbell of Otterville and Brett Wood of Warrensburg. In 2003 Campbell won 10 main events but not the title, this year, he has three main-event victories and leads Wood, who has posted five main events wins, in the championship standings by 39 points. Wood is a two-time and defending champion in the division while Campbell tries to maintain his strong runs in search of his first title.

For the B-Mod title, it is a two-man race between a potential first-time champion and a multi-time champion. Kearney, Missouri’s Troy Carlyle has yet to win a main event but his persistent finishes inside the top five place him on the top of the standings sheet over defending champ Jacob Ebert. Ebert is coming off his seventh a-main victory of the year last week as the pair take their battle into the final weeks.

Rodger Detherage Detherage of Windsor, Missouri sits comfortably atop the Pure Stock championship point standings this week with a 126-point lead over Amanda Akers. Jeremiah Wilson is a past champion and in recent weeks has turned his season around with a string of strong finishes as he tries to rebound in the standings heading into this week’s action.

For the visiting Lucas Cattle Company ULMA Late Models, last year’s Rookie of the Year, Dustin Hodges, of Fulton, Missouri has the lead heading into the fourth ULMA appearance of the year. In previous action Aaron Marrant (2), former track champion Jon Binning (1), and Larry Ferris (1) have all posted victories. This weekend’s ULMA date is the second-to-last for the association for the 2016 season

Please note, mention or listing of driver name does not guarantee race appearance. In only a few weeks over the Labor Day weekend, special event racing returns to CMS with a $3,000-to-win USRA Modified main event along with a slew of guest class and other special event racing including a $1,500-to-win B-Mod race. Racing will take place on Saturday, September 3rd and Sunday, September 4th. Look for additional details at www.centralmissourispeedway.net in the coming days.

For any new drivers wishing to give CMS a try, registration is now just $10 for the remainder of the season for USRA Modified, B-Mod, Street Stock, and Pure Stock drivers. There are no registration fees for guest classes. This Saturday pit gates open at 4:30 with admission gates opening at 5. Driver pill draw cutoff is 6:15 (no passing points awarded to late-arriving drivers). Pit Meeting takes place at 6:30, followed by hot laps at 7, and racing at 7:30.

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. Admission prices for this weekend are: $12 adult general mission, $10 military with I.D., seniors 65 to 74 $10, kids aged 6 to 12 $5. Children 5 and under and seniors 75 and over free. All pit passes $30.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Don’t forget about the all-new CMS Going Green YouTube video page (http://centralmissourispeedway.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fb45d3c5de99db9cbb548e5d6&id=f180c40b82&e=b79e6147f4)!

CMS and Lakeside Speedway will once again team up for their end-of-season banquets for one single night of awards, camaraderie and bench-racing, food, music, and fun on November 5th at the Blue Springs Elk’s Lodge. Stay tuned for further details in the coming weeks as the race season nears completion in September. Here’s a look at how the championship point standings are unfolding to determine the 2016 CMS Track Champions.

CMS Kid’s Night Victories go to Dalton Kirk, Brett Wood, Donnie Dannar, Jacob Ebert, Wesley Smith, and Kyle Rowland!

August 8th, 2016

(Warrensburg, MO) Kid’s Night at Central Missouri Speedway brought smiles to the hundreds of kids on hand and to the six winning drivers who claimed main event wins in front of an appreciative and lively crowd.

Kid’s night is always one of the most highly anticipated events of the year for many reasons but for the kids, it’s all about the foot races, goody bags, and giveaways. For the speedway staff and adults, it’s all about bringing up the next generation of drivers and fans to carry on decades of grass-roots racing tradition.

Taking the victories in the kid’s night foot races were Aubrey Petterson for girls and Elijah Branson for boys in the 3-4 age bracket. Khloe Stoeckig for girls and Hunter Worley for boys in the 5-6 age group. Jenny Bowman for girls and Talon Timmermeier for boys in the 7-8 group. Kali Moulton for girls and Peyton Hopkins for boys in the 9-10 age group, and Ellie Wiederhoeft for girls and Aiden Walker for boys in the 11-12 age bracket.

All kids 12 and under received a free hot dog and soda courtesy of CMS Promoters Earl and Susan Walls and an ice-cream treat courtesy of Warrensburg DQ Grill & Chill. Kids also received a goody bag stuffed full of school supplies, driver hero cards, treat coupons from various businesses, and trinkets. Several stuffed back
packs and bikes were also givEn away and many race teams donated t-shirts for the kids as well.

Kids night could not have been possible without all the great contributions donated by Kim Carter and Carter’s Kettle Corn, Nathan Vaughn Racing, Jason Walls Racing, Midwest Mod-Lite Racing Series, Lewis Jackson Racing, Kevin Blackburn Racing, Wesley Smith Racing, the Jason Hale family, The Stoecklin Family, Brook’s Auto, Fox Heating & Cooling, Gator Graphics, Dean Wille Racing, Gecco Graphics, L&L Pest Control, Warrensburg Collision, Barb Myers, Jay Prevete Racing, Clayton Campbell Racing, Tim Karrick Racing, Buzzanga’s Amoco, Michele Helton, Sherry Reed, Tammy Eshleman, Bent & Dent, Warrensburg Animal Hospital, National Guard, Rib Crib, Blue Springs Dentistry and Orthodontics, King’s Racing, Jayhawk Mill Wright, CMS Pure Stock Drivers, Dalton Phillips Racing, Rob Gard Racing, Alan Miller family, Brian Ziegler Racing, Mr. & Mrs. Seims, Darrin Christy Racing, Hershel Thompson, Casey’s General Store, Jacob Ebert and Buddy Thompson Racing, Gary and Amanda Akers Racing, Wal-Mart, USMC, Pepsi, Russ and Dwight Niehoff Racing, and Karen and Rick Darling.
Thank you to each and every one of the race steams, track staff, businesses, and fans who made this night so special for the kids!

** For the night’s competition, 86 drivers checked in for competition in USRA Modified, Street Stock, B-Mods, and Pure Stock weekly championship racing along with guest classes the Allstar Midget Series and the Midwest Mod-Lite Racing Series (MMLRS).

** Preliminary heat races started the night’s racing off as drivers competed to earn their starting grid positions for the main events. Scott Martin drove to his first heat race victory in the first Pure Stock heat with Kyle Rowland claiming heat number two.

** In the next set of heat races, Robert Bell of Colfax, Iowa captured the opening Allstar Midget Series opening heat race with Wesley Smith taking heat two. Jacob Ebert captured his twelfth heat-race victory of the year in the opening B-Mod heat with Chad Staus claiming a fourth heat win of the year in heat two, and Troy Marlyle taking a fifth heat-race win in the third and final B-Mod heat. Donnie Dannar of Oak Grove captured heat one in the MMLRS action with Jeff Raffurty taking the win in heat two.

** For the final sets of preliminary action, Brett Wood captured a tenth heat-race win in the opening Street Stock heat with Brian Inlow blasting to the win in heat two. In USRA Modified action, heat race winners were Ryan Middaugh, Brian Johnson, and Dalton Kirk. The starting grids were then determined as racers prepared for
their main events.

** Kyle Rowland and Jimmy Smith began the Pure Stock main on row one for the 12-lap race and from the get-go Rowland established a quick pace to lead the field. A quick yellow flag fell early in the race for Scott Martin’s spin as he was able to restart the event. After the green flag racing resumed, Rowland again separated himself from the pack as the Olathe, Kansas driver drove away from the field in a long green-flag run to the victory. Former champ Jeremiah Wilson ran a strong second moving up from his fifth-starting spot. Point’s leader Rodger Detherage rallied from ninth to third with Jimmy Smith and Derek Williams rounding out the top five.

** The Allstar Midget Series drivers returned for their 12-lap main event with Wesley Smith of Nixa, Missouri and Iowa driver Robert Bell leading the charge. Smith quickly asserted himself in dominant fashion as settled into a blistering pace for the rest of the drivers to keep up with. Bell and Merril Lamb raced in close proximity for several laps in some of the best action of the night for the second position. Meanwhile, veteran racer Bobby Layne began moving towards from seventh on the grid while Jason Walls also fought for a top-five finish.

** The only thing that nearly cost Smith the win was a hair-raising moment on the final lap as he threaded his way through lapped traffic. However, the young driver was able to maneuver his #44 Midget through an opening as he sailed on to his second-consecutive series victory at CMS. Bell won the battle with Merril Lamb for second with Lamb finishing third. Layne came home in fourth position ahead of Barry Lamb and Walls at the conclusion of the caution-free event.

** B-Mods then made their way to the track for 15 laps of main-event racing. With the track conditions presenting a challenge for some, four cautions slowed the field as front-row starters Jacob Ebert and Troy Carlyle pulled away early to make it a two-man race. The field slowed on laps 5 and 7 as the rest of the group tried to keep pace with Ebert. Chad Staus and Ryan Edde pulled close to the front-runners in the race’s mid-stage with Dean Wille and Bobby Russell in tow. Another single-car spin slowed the field on lap eight with Carlyle hounding Ebert on the restart while Staus and Edde ran hard for third.

** One final caution flew on lap 14 for Olen Stephens as his car stalled in turn one. For the final restart, Ebert showed the way with Carlyle close behind as Carlyle’s car made contact with Ebert on the final lap with Ebert showing resiliency as he drove away from Carlyle for his seventh win of the season. Carlyle was second
at the checkers with Staus, Edde, and Russell finishing out the top five as fifteenth-starting Dakota Foster advanced to sixth at the finish.

** Mod-Lites returned for a 15-lap main event next on the program with Jeff Raffurty and Donnie Dannar showing the way in front of Justin Raffurty and Ed Griggs. Dannar, a former Modified and Street Stock driver had visited CMS victory lane in the past but he was still in search of his first CMS Mod-Lite win as the race began. Dannar grabbed the point early on leaving Ed Griggs and Jeff Raffurty to battle for second.

** Dannar eventually began to pull away from the exciting battle for second, which now included Justin Raffurty and Travis Alexander. The lone caution flag flew over the field on lap nine when Charlie Laisure’s car slid out of control, the quick-thinking Laisure was able to spin the car sideways and avoided potential
disaster as he was heading straight for the utility tire in turn one. Laisure was able to rejoin the field when the race resumed.

The final laps saw Dannar pull away as the Oak Grove driver went on to claim the victory. Griggs prevailed in the battle for second while father and son duo Jeff and Justin Raffurty battled for third. This time the youngster prevailed over dad as Justin grabbed third with Jeff fourth. Travis Alexander of Tonganoxie, Kansas
rounded out the top five.

** For the second time of the night, a main event went green to checkers with the Street Stock drivers displaying their talents for the fans on hand in a quick-paced run to the checkers. Heat-race winners Brett Wood and Brian Inlow began the race from row one and the pair quickly distanced themselves from the rest of the pack in a torrid battle for the lead. Inlow led early on until about the halfway point of the event when Wood began to find an extreme low line to his liking off turn two.

** Wood eventually made his line work and grabbed the lead from Inlow; however, a determined Inlow, who has yet to claim a main-event win this year never let Wood out of his sights and looked as though he could regain the lead at any moment. Meanwhile, seventh-starting Brian Ziegler began his charge to the front in the race’s late stages with previous week winner John Brooks also moving forward. At the conclusion of the event, Wood ended up claiming his fifth win of the year with Inlow finishing a strong second. Ziegler ran strong in third with Brooks fourth. Point leader Clayton Campbell rallied late in the event to advance to fifth from row five.

The final event of the night was the USRA Modified 25-lap feature. Edgerton, Kansas racer Dalton Kirk and Richmond, Missouri’s Aaron Marrant showed the way. Just a few weeks ago, Marrant made a last-lap pass on Kirk to claim the win but that didn’t seem to faze Kirk as he blasted to the front. Marrant ran close in second for the initial laps but Kirk looked strong as he pulled away for the first ten caution-free laps. Three quick cautions then flew over the field for two single-car spins and a debris as the field stayed close for the restarts.

When racing resumed, Ryan Middaugh from fourth on the grid began to find the high line to his preference as he challenged Brian Johnson and Marrant for second. Middaugh, of Fulton, Missouri made his move to the runner-up position by lap 13 just before the final caution flag flew on lap fourteen. When racing resumed Kirk led Middaugh in a final green-flag run to the finish. Kirk again pulled away keeping all pursuers at bay to claim his first CMS win of the season. Middaugh posted a CMS best finish of second one spot ahead of Tim Karrick. The track suited Karrick perfectly as he advanced from tenth on the field to also use vintage CMS Karrick high-line run towards the front. Marrant held on for a fourth-place finish while Dwight Niehoff recorded a season-best CMS run to fifth from his ninth-starting position.

Next week, championship racing continues in all divisions along with guest class ULMA Late Models. With only a few weeks of racing left, the championship battles are coming down to the wire for all divisions. ULMA late model drivers will also bring their championship battle to CMS in what is expected to be a quality filled group of drivers in the group’s second-to-last appearance of the year at CMS.

For any new drivers wanting to come out to CMS and give things a try, registration is now just $10 for the remainder of the season for USRA Modified, B-Mod, Street Stock, and Pure Stock drivers. There are no registration fees for ULMA drivers. This Saturday pit gates open at 4:30 with admission gates opening at 5. Driver pill draw cutoff is 6:15 (no passing points awarded to late-arriving drivers). Pit Meeting takes place at 6:30, followed by hot laps at 7, and racing at 7:30.

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.

Admission prices for this weekend are: $12 adult general mission, $10 military with I.D., seniors 65 to 74 $10, kids aged 6 to 12 $5. Children 5 and under and seniors 75 and over free. All pit passes $30.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Don’t forget about the all-new CMS Going Green YouTube video page (http://centralmissourispeedway.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fb45d3c5de99db9cbb548e5d6&id=5087a852c9&e=b79e6147f4)
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CMS and Lakeside Speedway will once again team up for their end-of-season banquets for one single night of awards, camaraderie and bench-racing, food, music, and fun on November 5th at the Blue Springs Elk’s Lodge. Stay tuned for further details in the coming weeks as the race season nears completion in September. Here’s a look at how the championship point standings are unfolding to determine the 2016 CMS Track Champions.

Kid’s Night Takes Center Stage this Saturday at Central Missouri Speedway!

August 4th, 2016

(Warrensburg, MO) The next generation of race fans and drivers take center stage this weekend at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) for one of the track’s most enduring events. Kid’s Night at CMS is a many times copied but never duplicated action-packed night for boys and girls up to age twelve.

** Kids will receive a free hot dog and drink courtesy of long-time promoters Earl and Susan Walls and then, come intermission time, the kids will report to the track for their highly anticipated foot races in six age groups for boys and girls ages 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12. Race winners will go away with a medallion for their victory. All kids up to age 12 have a chance to win donated bicycles from racers and fans. In addition, every child up to age 12 will receive a free goodie bag stuffed with school supplies, trinkets, coupons, hero cards, and other small donated items.

** Donations may be taken right up until race time; however, the CMS staff will begin assembling the goodie bags at 10 a.m. in the CMS Tech Barn on the pit-side of the speedway on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Although the kid’s races will be hotly contested, the racing by the drivers will certainly entertain the crowd as well. Last week’s main events were memorable in a variety of different ways. Three different leaders in the USRA Modified division before Shad Badder emerged victorious. A last-lap win for Darrin Christy in the Pure Stock division for the second-straight week. A track-leading sixth victory for Jacob Ebert in the B-Mods. John Brooks capturing his 94th CMS career win by coming from last on the grid to first in the Street Stocks, and Dillon Raffurty being in the right place at the right time in the Midwest Mod-Lite main event after the early leaders tangled. Just some of the great action that took place last week.

Once again this Saturday, weekly racing continues with the USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks. The Midwest Mod-Lites also return for their second-straight week of competition and the Allstar Midget Series returns for another night of action as well. At CMS, we keep the show moving and do not drag things out, expect a well-run, swift-moving and action-filled evening of fun for the whole family!

For any new drivers wanting to come out to CMS and give things a try, registration is now just $10 for the remainder of the season for USRA Modified, B-Mod, Street Stock, and Pure Stock drivers. This Saturday pit gates open at 4:30 with admission gates opening at 5. Driver pill draw cutoff is 6:15 (no passing points awarded to late-arriving drivers). Pit Meeting takes place at 6:30, followed by hot laps at 7, and racing at 7:30.

For complete weekend details head over to www.centralmissourispeedway.net and click on the Independence Day Weekend Special Event Info! CMS is located 3.5-miles north of Warrensburg, MO from the junction of Highways 50 and 13 in Warrensburg just north of the new Hwy 13 by-pass round-a-bout, or from the Higginsville exit off I-70, head south on Highway 13 for twelve and half miles.

Admission prices for this weekend are: $12 adult general mission, $10 military with I.D., seniors 65 to 74 $10, kids aged 6 to 12 $5. Children 5 and under and seniors 75 and over free. All pit passes $30.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Don’t forget about the all-new CMS Going Green YouTube video page!

CMS and Lakeside Speedway once again will team up for their end-of-season banquets for one single night of awards, camaraderie and bench-racing, food, music, and fun on November 5th at the Blue Springs Elk’s Lodge. Stay tuned for further details in the coming weeks as the race season nears completion in September. Here’s a look at how the championship point standings are unfolding to determine the 2016 CMS Track Champions.

Badder, Christy, Ebert, Raffurty, and Brooks Bring Home Central Missouri Speedway Victories!

August 1st, 2016

(Warrensburg, MO) Saturday evening weather was more enjoyable this weekend for race fans and drivers on KMZU 100.7 FM race night at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS). The racing surface was multi-grooved and fast as 78 drivers pushed their racing machines to their limits to entertain the fans throughout the evening.

The weekly racing series feature winners included Shad Badder from Blue Springs in the USRA Modified division as he claimed his second feature win of the season. The B-Mod feature had Jacob Ebert from Oak Grove besting the strong field for his sixth CMS win of the season. John Brooks from Warrensburg took home his 94th career feature in the Street Stocks. Darrin Christy from Kansas City hung in there and on the last lap grabbed his fourth Pure Stock feature win. Dillon Raffurty from Independence flew into victory lane for his second CMS feature win in the guest class Midwest Mod Lites.

The Pure Stocks started the evening heat race action with 10 drivers checked into the pits. Points leader, Rodger Detherage worked his way to the front for the first heat win of the night ahead of Chris Akers and Nick Pickard. In heat two, Don Johnson claimed the checkers with Darrin Christy and Rob Gard following.

In the B-mod division, 20 drivers competed in three heats races, Troy Carlyle came from tail back to grab the win in heat one followed by Chad Staus and Bill Small. In heat two, Lucas Isaacs crossed the finish line ahead of Bobby Russell and Johnny McGinnis. In the final heat, Jacob Ebert won from the tail of the field and claimed
the top spot ahead of Brett Wood and Rex Harris.

With 15 Midwest Mod Lite drivers registered for racing, Ed Griggs cruised to the first Midwest Mod Lite heat win in front of Michael Raffurty and Jeff Raffurty. In heat two, Dillon Raffurty notched the win ahead of David Raffurty and Justin Raffurty. In the final Mod Lite, heat Donny Dannar led the entire race for the win
with John Sharpe and Nathan Wolf following.

In the Street Stock class, 11 drivers tested their setups in two heat races. The first heat had Clayton Campbell ahead of Troy Turley and Brian Inlow while Brett Wood claimed the second and final heat race with Gary Akers and Jay Prevete following.

In the always exciting and highly competitive USRA modified heat races, the fans watched their favorite of 22 drivers registered compete in three heat races. Lewis Jackson powered ahead to the win in heat one just ahead of Brian Johnson and Darron Fuqua. Robbie Test crossed the finish line in front of Lucas Conley and Jimmy Dean
Eaton in heat two. In the final heat of the evening, Gunner Martin charged ahead to the checkers with Shad Badder and Kevin Blackburn in the top three.

The first feature of the night had points leader Roger Detherage in the Pure Stocks take the early lead when Detherage dove into turn one and flew out of turn two as the lead car with Darrin Christy and Don Johnson battling behind in the top three. Detherage appeared to have the right set up last night and kept Christy at bay most of the race, but then developed a mechanical problem as smoke trailed his car. Detherage’s car finally gave out entering the final lap as Christy inherited the lead and brought out the double checkers for his fourth feature win this year. Nick Pickard had his best finish this season in second while Chris Akers, Don Johnson, and Brandon Box in his first appearance this year, rounded out the top five.

The B-mod feature had 20 drivers start the race as Jacob Ebert and Troy Carlyle charged hard into the first turn with Chad Staus and Lucas Isaacs in tow. Ebert quickly established a solid lead with Carlyle attempting to use the low side to pressure him. Meanwhile, Staus and Isaacs used the low side to his advantage as Staus tried to move up on Carlyle on the high side. In the end Ebert prevailed and claimed his sixth feature win to keep the pressure on points leader Carlyle who hung on for second. Isaacs had a strong showing in third with Staus, fourth and Rex Harris with his best CMS finish in fifth.

The Midwest Mod Lites with 15 drivers started the feature with Ed Griggs leading the charge from the front row into turn one with Dillon Raffurty pressuring him in the first half of the race. A lap eight incident with Griggs and David Raffurty in turn two relegated both drivers to the back of the filed. Dillon Raffurty took advantage of the caution and established a solid lead. Dillon stayed out front for the remainder of the race and crossed the finish line with his first CMS win this year. Travis Alexander finished second after a start from row number six. Donnie Dannar made an amazing comeback after a lap five spin on the front side and moved back up into third with Michael Raffurty and Jeff Raffurty completing the top five.

As the green flag flew for the street stock feature start Clayton Campbell dove hard in turn one with Brett Wood just to his outside and Brian Inlow just behind them. Campbell led the pack until Wood maneuvered his machine around Campbell for the lead about half way through the race. Meanwhile, the crowd grew excited as John Brooks, who started last after missing his heat race, charged up past Campbell late in the race. Finally, on lap 14, Brooks slid his car past Wood for the lead and took the checkered flag as the crowd roared with approval. Brooks captured his first CMS feature win this year with Campbell moving up into second on the last lap. Troy Turley ended with a third place as Allen Perryman and Gary Akers rounded out the top five. Wood and Inlow fell out of the race on the final turns as both spun from contention.

The 22 USRA modified drivers once again entertained race fans as Gunner Martin led the early portion of the 25-lap feature from pole position. After several early race cautions, Martin stayed on the low side while Lewis Jackson mastered the high side to grab the lead from Martin. Then, later in the race, Shad Badder took the advantage to grab the lead from Jackson. There were at least two distinct lines both high and low that the drivers were using to their advantage. Kevin Blackburn also used both low and high side moves to work his way up from his third row inside starting spot.

As the final checkers of the night flew, Badder pulled away for his second feature win of the year. Jackson kept his strong night going with a solid run to second while point’s leader Blackburn finished third, Martin was fourth while Brian Johnson hung on for a solid run into fifth.

Join us next weekend for Kid’s Night the races on Saturday, August 6. Kids up to age 12 will run foot races at intermission on the track with winners in each age division for boys and girls. Every child age 12 and under will go home with a goody bag filled with school supplies, race items, trinkets and business coupons. Kids will also receive a free hot dog and drink for attending on kid’s night.

This Saturday pit gates open at 4:30 with admission gates opening at 5. Driver pill draw cutoff is 6:15 (no passing points awarded to late-arriving drivers). Pit Meeting takes place at 6:30, followed by hot laps at 7, and racing at 7:30.

For complete weekend details head over to www.centralmissourispeedway.net and click on the Independence Day Weekend Special Event Info! CMS is located 3.5-miles north of Warrensburg, MO from the junction of Highways 50 and 13 in Warrensburg just north of the new Hwy 13 by-pass round-a-bout, or from the Higginsville exit off I-70, head south on Highway 13 for twelve and half miles.

Admission prices for this weekend are: $12 adult general mission, $10 military with I.D., seniors 65 to 74 $10, kids aged 6 to 12 $5. Children 5 and under and seniors 75 and over free. All pit passes $30.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Don’t forget about the all-new CMS Going Green YouTube video page (http://centralmissourispeedway.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=fb45d3c5de99db9cbb548e5d6&id=60e72a81c8&e=828ae0d265)!

Mod Lites Join USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks the Next Two Weekends at Central Missouri Speedway!

July 30th, 2016

(Warrensburg) Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) is ready for exciting championship racing on KMZU 100.7 FM Race Night with the USRA Modifieds, B-Mods, Street Stocks, and Pure Stocks plus guest class Midwest Mod Lites as they begin a two-week stint at CMS bringing an added class for event more of the best racing the Midwest has to
offer.

Fans and drivers are also reminded that this weekend is one of the final weekends to bring in donations for the August 6th Kid’s Night at the Races. The CMS crew is collecting donations from everyone to include school supplies, bikes, driver hero cards, small trinkets and toys, and backpacks and other age-appropriate items to
distribute to boys and girls from toddler age to 12 years old.

The 2016 CMS championship season points are very entertaining with several drivers in each class competing for the top spots. The USRA Modified points leader is Kevin Blackburn from Fulton, Missouri. Blackburn claimed his second feature win last weekend to keep his drive to the championship alive. Gunner Martin from Blue Springs, Missouri has four feature wins this year and is just 18 points behind in second with Terry Schultz still hanging on in the third spot.

In the B-Mod division, Troy Carlyle of Kearney, Missouri is leading the chase with the 2015 track Champion, Jacob Ebert out of Oak Grove attempting to keep close in with five feature wins while Bobby Russell of Smithville is looking to improve his third place position in the standings still in search of his first main-event win.

The Street Stock points rankings are continuing to remain close with Clayton Campbell of Otterville, Missouri starting to inch his way ahead of 2015 Track Champion Brett Wood of Warrensburg in second. Brain Ziegler from Bates City has multiple wins this year and currently holds down the number three position.

The Pure Stock division has Roger Detherage from Windsor, Missouri maintaining his solid points lead. Amanda Akers from Independence continues to tally top-10 finishes in the second spot while Larry Norris from Lone Jack now resides in the third position after his early season feature win this year and additional top-five finishes.

This Saturday pit gates open at 4:30 with admission gates opening at 5. Driver pill draw cutoff is 6:15 (no passing points awarded to late-arriving drivers). Pit Meeting takes place at 6:30, followed by hot laps at 7, and racing at 7:30.

For complete weekend details head over to www.centralmissourispeedway.net and click on the Independence Day Weekend Special Event Info! CMS is located 3.5-miles north of Warrensburg, MO from the junction of Highways 50 and 13 in Warrensburg just north of the new Hwy 13 by-pass round-a-bout, or from the Higginsville exit off I-70, head south on Highway 13 for twelve and half miles.

Admission prices for this weekend are: $12 adult general mission, $10 military with I.D., seniors 65 to 74 $10, kids aged 6 to 12 $5. Children 5 and under and seniors 75 and over free. All pit passes $30.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Don’t forget about the all-new CMS Going Green YouTube video page!

Blackburn, Ngo, Smith, Ebert, and Christy Claim Heartland Waste Race Night wins at Central Missouri Speedway!

July 28th, 2016

Kevin Blackburn, #26 finds his way to the front with a high side pass on Gunner Martin #75 to claim the USRA Modified Feature. All photos by John Lee, www.highfly-nphotos.com. Jimmy Ngo, #Go of Independence, Missouri claimed the Street Stock $1,500-to-win Special Event in Street Stock action. Blackburn, Ngo, Smith, Ebert, and Christy Highlight Heartland Waste Race Night at Central Missouri Speedway!

Seventy-four drivers made their way to Central Missouri Speedway on Saturday evening for Heartland Waste night at the races. A total of 19 USRA Modifieds, 19 Street Stocks, 19 USRA B-Mods, 9 Pure Stocks, and 8 Allstar Midget Series cars were on hand for a smokin’ hot summer night of racing.

The Pure Stocks began the evening with a pair of heat races as the drivers raced hard to earn the most passing points for the night to claim a spot near the front of the starting grid. Amanda Akers claimed her first-ever heat race win in the the first Pure Stock heat race, she was followed by Jimmy Smith and Dallas Heuser. For the second Pure Stock heat it was a close one with Robert Gard also becoming a first-time winner over Rodger Detherage and Derek Williams.

B-Mods were next to hit the track with a trio of heat races as Cody Brill raced from the outside of row two to claim the opening heat ahead of Doug Wetzel and Bobby Russell. Jacob Ebert bested Blake Pierce and Bill Small in heat two while Troy Carlyle rocketed from fifth on the grid to claim the final heat over Chris Brockway
and Russ Niehoff.

As the night progressed, a welcomed cloud bank rolled in and settled the temps back to make for a comfortable night of racing. Next up, the Allstar Midget Series raced in two preliminary events to setup their main-event starting grid. Wesley Smith of Nixa, Missouri crossed the finish line first over Mike Epperson and Luke McGee. For heat two, veteran pilot out of Iola, Kansas Merril Lamb took the checkers ahead of Dustin Gilbert and Robert Bell.

USRA Modifieds took to the track next for their three heat races with point’s leader Kevin Blackburn of Fulton, Missouri claiming his seventh heat win of the year over Lucas Conley and Dean Wille. Nathan Vaughn raced his way to his first heat race win of the year ahead of a returning to action Kyle Westerhold and Dean Bachner. Gunner Martin picked up where he left off the week before and cruised to his seventh heat-race win of the year ahead of Lewis Jackson and Robbie Test at the line.

Last up in preliminary action was the Street Stock class competing in their annual track special event for $1,500 to win. Drivers competed in three heat races to finish off the nights first half of the program. Former

CMS feature winner Jimmy Ngo of Independence started the night off strong with a win in the opening heat race over Brian Eckhoff and Darren Turner. Larry Ferris and Troy Turley led the field to the green flag in the second Street Stock heat but it was Ferris who held on for his first heat win of the year over Marc Carter and Brian Ziegler. In the final prelim before the main event, Brett Wood took the checkers over Dean Wille and point’s leader Clayton Campbell.

Amanda Akers and Robert Gard started on the front row of the Pure Stock main event with Akers showing the way early on for the first two laps. Coming to the line for lap three Rodger Detherage made contact with Akers off turn four as Akers’ car went around causing yellow. Both Akers and Detherage restarted the event from the tail
end when on the ensuing restart Nic Pickard experienced a single-car spin in turn two as the field was slowed again.

For the restart, Jimmy Smith of Harrisonville led the field to the green with Gard, Derek Williams and Darrin Christy in hot pursuit. Smith had a strong restart and quickly put distance between himself and Gard. Christy made his move towards the front on the next lap and moved in to second place and closed in quick on the leader.

By lap five, Christy was within one car length of the lead but another yellow slowed the field as the 15h of Dallas Heuser stalled of turn four on lap six. Smith led Christy, Gard, and Detherage when racing resumed. Smith and Christy picked up where they left off when the green flag flew again but Rob Gard, Nick Pickard, and Larry Norris tangled in turn four as the field was slowed once again for a caution period.

For the next restart, just four competitors remained as the race was cut to 10 laps from the originally planned 12. Christy shot to the high side for the restart as Smith ran strong low and held the point. As the laps clicked off Christy continually hounded Smith to wrangle the lead and the pair came to the white flag side-by-side. For the final lap, Christy drove the high line around a spinning Smith to claim his third feature win of the year over Detherage, Akers, Smith, Gard, and Williams.

B-Mods returned for their 15-lap main event with point’s leader Troy Carlyle and Cody Brill showing the way for the drop of the green flag. With Carlyle showing the way early, it didn’t take long for Jacob Ebert to find his way to the front of the field. On lap three, Bill Small’s car left the racing surface off turn two and ended up against the utility tire bringing out the yellow flag, Small was okay but unable to continue the race.

Ebert led the restart with a close battle behind him between Carlyle, Kansas City’s Blake Pierce and Harrisonville’s Cody Brill. Previous week’s winner Chad Staus began his charge to the front by breaking into the top five early in the race. After two more quick cautions Ebert again led Carlyle, Pierce, Brill, Staus, and Chris Brockway as racing resumed once again.

By lap 12, after another yellow flag, Ebert again distanced himself from the rest of the field as Carlyle did everything he could to stay with the leader. In the waning laps Carlyle regained some grip on the track and drew closer to Ebert but was unable to make a bid for the win by the time the checkers fell. Ebert claimed his fifth main event win of the year ahead of Carlyle, Pierce, a hard-charging Russ Niehoff, Staus, and Brill.

South Dakota’s Morgan Frewaldt, daughter of racer Chad Frewaldt, and veteran driver Merril Lamb led the field of Allstar Midgets to the initial green flag for their 12-lap main event. The race was set at a blistering pace with third-row starting drivers Wesley Smith and Robert Bell quickly making their way to the front.

It didn’t take long for 17-year old Nixa, Missouri’s Wesley Smith to show he was driver to beat on this night as he darted out to a commanding lead. Behind him, Robert Bell and Merril Lamb had a battle for the ages as the pair ran close quarters to sort out the runner-up position. As the laps wound down, Smith checked out over
the field and went on to claim his first Allstar Midget main event this year at CMS. Robert Bell held on for the second spot followed by Lamb, Frewaldt, and Mike Epperson in the top five. The Allstar Midget Series will return on Saturday, August 6th for Kid’s Night at the Races.

USRA Modifieds then returned to the track for their 25-lap main event and it was a classic right to the finish as the drivers fought hard for every position they could gain. The two drivers battling for the track championship started the event on the front row as Gunner Martin and Kevin Blackburn set sail for the race distance to settle the event.

Martin pulled out to an early race lead with Blackburn never letting the 75 car get too far out of his sights. Lewis Jackson ran solidly inside the top five throughout the night as he and Robbie Test battled closely along with Dean Wille until a lap seven caution slowed the field for a restart before another quick caution fell two
laps later on lap nine. Tests strong run came to a heart-breaking end early in the event after he make contact with the utility tire forcing him to retire from the event.

Martin was quick on the restarts as Blackburn, Jackson, Wille and Kyle Westerhold all fought for spots near the front of the field. Blackburn began to search around on the high line and found this part of the track to his liking as Martin ran strong down low in a classic battle for the win.

On a lap 16 restart, after Dean Wille’s strong bid for a top-tier run came to an early end in turn two, Blackburn began to put the heat on Martin and found a way around the leader to claim the top spot as Jackson, Westerhold and Nathan Vaughn raced closely among the top five. Lucas Conley also made his presence known as he
also raced inside the top five.

The final laps were intense as Blackburn and Martin both searched for the best place to be producing some of the best racing we’ve seen among the USRA Modifieds this year in the late-stages of a main event. Two more late caution periods slowed the field late in the race and each time Martin put the pressure on Blackburn but was unable to regain the lead as the lead duo brought their cars to the finish line with Blackburn claiming his first feature win of the year.

In victory lane, Blackburn stated, “This was Gunner’s track tonight but I’m just glad to finally get the win here, we are leading here and have moved to fourth overall in USRA national points, I am very proud of this team.” Blackburn is the son of two-time CMS Modified champion Gary Blackburn.

Martin crossed the line as runner-up to keep the pressure on for the championship with Jackson turning in a strong performance finishing in third position. Lucas Conley of Spring Hill, Kansas turned in his best CMS performance in many years as he captured fourth position just ahead of Westerhold in fifth. Scotty Martin was the man on the move as he advanced from fifteenth to finish sixth. Danny Scrogham went to a loaned car of Justin Plumb to finish seventh, Vaughn was eighth, Eddie Bray, Jr, ninth and Dwight Niehoff of Neosho, Missouri finished in tenth.

Street Stocks closed out the night with their annual track special $1,500-to-win, 25-lap main event and it was multiple-time winner Brett Wood of Warrensburg and Brian Eckhoff of Higginsville who led the field for the initial start of the race.

Wood grabbed the lead early by holding off a determined Eckhoff at the front of the field with Jimmy Ngo and Dean Wille in tow. By lap five, Ngo was on the move looking for the best line for his setup as he advanced to the second position behind Wood, who had opened up a sizable lead on the field by setting a blistering pace for the race.

The race was clean and green throughout the first 19 laps of the event. With exciting action among the top ten between Clayton Campbell and Marc Carter as both drivers advanced towards the front from seventh and eighth on the starting grid.

Brian Ziegler also moved forward from his ninth-starting position and ran closely with Darren Turner, Troy Turley and Wille. Larry Ferris also was among the front runners until his strong top-three run came to an end as he tangled with Joey Holdren to bring out the caution on lap 19.

For the restart, Dean Wille’s car had a flat tire as the caution flag quickly flew again with Wille’s crew going to work on the flat tire to get him back out on the track. Another quick caution for Eckhoff and Devin Irvin forced another restart as Ngo began to put heavy pressure on Wood for the lead.

Inside of five laps to go, one more quick caution flag flew for Darren Phillips in turn two. On the next restart, Ngo found a low-lane opening off of turn two and made the pass for the lead down the back straightaway to grab the point from race-long leader Wood. For the final few laps Wood tried hard to regain the lead but Ngo was able to maintain his lead out front.

In the end, Ngo drove to his first CMS win of the year while Wood finished in second position. In victory lane, Ngo thanked his team and the fans for coming out on a hot night to wat the events. Point’s leader Clayton Campbell advanced from eighth to come away in third place followed by Ziegler and Carter inside the top five. Darren Turner of Hartsburg, Missouri finished sixth ahead of Troy Turley, Wille, Ray Smith, and Johnny Wyman of Fulton, Missouri to finish out the top ten.

Next week is KMZU 100.7 FM Night at the races featuring weekly racing and the return of the Mod-Lites as they begin a two-week stint at CMS. Pit gates open at 4:30 with admission gates opening at 5. Driver pill draw cutoff is 6:15 (no passing points awarded to late-arriving drivers). Pit Meeting takes place at 6:30, followed by hot laps at 7, and racing at 7:30.

For complete weekend details head over to www.centralmissourispeedway.net and click on the Independence Day Weekend Special Event Info! CMS is located 3.5-miles north of Warrensburg, MO from the junction of Highways 50 and 13 in Warrensburg just north of the new Hwy 13 by-pass round-a-bout, or from the Higginsville exit off I-70, head south on Highway 13 for twelve and half miles.

Admission prices for this weekend are: $12 adult general mission, $10 military with I.D., seniors 65 to 74 $10, kids aged 6 to 12 $5. Children 5 and under and seniors 75 and over free. Pit passes $30.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Don’t forget about the all-new CMS Going Green YouTube video page!

$1,500-to-Win Street Stock Special Event this Weekend at Central Missouri Speedway!

July 22nd, 2016

(Warrensburg, MO) It’s summer, it’s hot, but so is the racing at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) and things are about to heat up even more this Saturday as Street Stock drivers take the spotlight in having the opportunity to gun for the big bucks in the track’s annual $1,500-to-Win Street Stock Special event!

The payout is one of the best seasonal Street Stock special event purses throughout the Midwest: 1st $1500, 2nd $1000, 3rd $600, 4th $500, 5th $400, 6th $300, 7th $250, 8th $225, 9th $200, 10th $175, 11th $150, 12th $150, 13th $150, 14th $150, 15th $130, 16th-24th $125. B-Main non transfer pay is $50. Any competitors thinking about entering the event should familiarize themselves with the car class rules and general track rules, which may be found under the Driver’s tab at www.centralmissourispeedway.net. CMS uses and enforces its set of rules!

The entry for Saturday’s event is as follows: $50 entry fee if the driver has raced twice at CMS this year in a Street Stock PRIOR TO this event; for those not meeting these criteria there is a $75 entry fee. Entry does not include pit pass. Pit Passes are sold separately from entry fee. Saturday pit pass is $30. Same night
entries are available. There are no track registration fees for Street Stocks this weekend. Order of events this weekend will be Pure Stocks, USRA B-Mods, Allstar Midget Series, USRA Modifieds, and Street Stocks. The 25-lap, $1,500-to-Win Street Stock race will be the final race of the night.

Drivers will pill draw as normal for their initial heat-race lineups. The top 18 in passing points from the heat races are then locked into the main event. All passing point’s ties are broken by heat race order. Positions 19 thru 24 will be determined by the B-Main event (top 6) transfer. The 25-lap main event will start 24 cars on the grid. (Race format subject to change based on car count). This Street Stock event is NOT a track point’s night for drivers. Weekly championship racing resumes the following week after this annual special event.

The Allstar Midget Series recently approached promoters Earl and Susan Walls and asked if there were any race dates available for them for the remainder of the year. After the meeting, the Walls agreed to add the Allstar Midgets to the CMS race programs for this Saturday, July 23rd plus August 6th, August 20th, August 27th (previously scheduled), September 3rd, and September 4th (previously scheduled). The Allstar Midget Series events are an added feature to the already scheduled events and car classes. The full CMS schedule is found on the track’s website by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net.

Area USRA B-Mod drivers can compete at CMS this weekend and earn national USRA Championship Points as the track’s B-Mod class will run under the USRA Sanctioning Banner this Saturday. All drivers must either be a licensed USRA Driver for the 2016 season or purchase a $10 temp license on the spot. This is a track point’s night for the B-Mod class. Along with the Street Stock special, USRA B-Mods, and the Allstar Midget Series, fans can also witness the second-to-none competition in the USRA Modified division and the Pure Stocks.

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

Regular start times are in effect for this Saturday. Pit gates open at 4:30 with admission gates opening at 5. Driver pill draw cutoff is 6:15 (no passing points awarded to late-arriving drivers). Pit Meeting takes place at 6:30, followed by hot laps at 7, and racing at 7:30. For complete weekend details head over to www.centralmissourispeedway.net and click on the Independence Day Weekend Special Event Info!

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Don’t forget about the all-new CMS Going Green YouTube video page

Checkered Flags for Gunner Martin, Larry Ferris, Byron Glotzbach, Brian Ziegler, and Chad Staus at Central Missouri Speedway!

July 19th, 2016

(Warrensburg, MO) The weather and track surface dried out late in the week and for Saturday evening’s race program, which provided eager race fans a night of family fun on 610 Sports Radio race night at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS).

After some long hours by the track prep crew this week, the high-banked racing surface was racy and fast as 88 drivers produced some thrilling racing for the fans throughout the evening. The weekly racing series feature winners included Gunner Martin from Independence in the USRA Modified feature as claimed his fourth feature win of the season.

The B-Mod feature had Chad Staus from Otterville driving against another tough field of drivers for his first CMS win of the season. Brian Ziegler from Bates City took home his fourth feature of the year in the Street Stocks and Byron Glotzbach from Topeka, Kansas grabbed his third feature victory this season in the Pure Stocks. Larry Ferris from Nevada with his first visit to CMS and first feature win grabbed the checkers for the ULMA Late Models.

The Pure Stocks opened the heat racing action with 14 drivers checked in for competition. Byron Glotzbach worked his way to the front for the first heat win of the night ahead of Jeremiah Wilson and Rodger Detherage In heat two, Darrin Christy claimed the checkers with Jimmy Smith and Tyler Schoen following.

In the B-modifieds heats races, Kaleb Bray picked up the win in heat one followed by Cody Brill and Bobby Russell. In heat two, Russell Niehoff claimed the top spot ahead of Chad Staus and Chris Kitch. In the final heat race, Jake Richards crossed the finish line ahead of Cody Frazon and Chris Brockway for the win.

Aaron Marrant sailed to the first ULMA Late Model heat win in front of Lane Ehlert and Bob King. In heat two, first-time visitor Larry Ferris notched the win ahead of Bobby Penney and Kevin Coyne.

In the Street Stocks division, 17 drivers had a final night to dial in their cars for their $1,500 to-win special next weekend. The first heat had Brian Eckhoff ahead of Brian Ziegler and Brett Wood. Marc Carter made a late-race pass to claim the second and final heat race with Troy Turley and Clayton Campbell following.

This week in the always tight and competitive USRA modified heat races, the fans were entertained to some side-by-side action with 22 drivers registered. Aaron Marrant powered ahead to the win in heat one just ahead of Kevin Blackburn and Dwight Niehoff. Shad Badder crossed the finish line in front of Tim Karrick and Dalton Kirk in heat two while the final heat of the evening saw Gunner Martin charge ahead to the checkers with Eddie Bray, Jr., and Nathan Vaughn in the top three.

When Pure Stock drivers returned to the track for their 12-lap main event, Glotzbach grabbed the early lead with Detherage, Darrin Christy, and Tyler Schoen close behind. Glotzbach had the right setup for the evening and led by 5 car lengths by lap four. Schoen then started to close in on Christy on lap five as Glotzbach pulled away. Glotzbach closed into lapped traffic on lap eight, but maintained his lead as smoke started to appear from his car.

Christy closed in and made it a tight finish but Glotzbach hung on for his third feature win this year. Christy and Schoen appeared to finish in the top three, but were later disqualified from the final rundown during post-race technical inspection, meaning Jeremiah Wilson was scored in second with Detherage, Jimmy Smith, and 14-year old Krew Walburn rounding out the top five.

The B-mod feature had 23 cars starting the race as Kaleb Bray and Chad Staus charged hard into the first turn with Russell Niehoff and Cody Brill in tow. Staus looked strong all night and established his lead early as Niehoff tried to get by him on numerous occasions. Niehoff ran side-by-side with Staus several times, but could not complete the pass.

Behind the leaders, Cody Brill had a solid run to third as Cody Frazon, an early race challenger, had to depart the track with a mechanical problem late in the race. Kaleb Bray also challenged early in the race in the top five after a flipping his car last weekend on the back straight-away. Staus kept all competitors in his rear view mirror during the main event and claimed his first CMS feature win of the year. Niehoff settled for second with Brill, third. Jake Richards made a late charge into fourth while Bray hung on for fifth.

The ULMA feature saw a dozen drivers on hand with Larry Ferris of Nevada, Missouri leading the charge into turn one with Bobby Penny pressuring for the lead the first half of the race. Aaron Marrant had his hands full with Johnny Fennewald as he tried to hold him off for the third spot. Fennewald managed to move up from an eighth place starting spot and worked his way around Marrant into third. Ferris maintained control of the entire race and came home with his first CMS ULMA feature win. Penny kept control finishing in the second spot with Fennewald third, Marrant fourth and Todd McCoin with a solid run starting in tenth place moving up to fifth by race end.

As the green flag flew for the street stock feature, Marc Carter led the pack with Brain Ziegler maneuvering to the high side of the track to make his move around Carter. Ziegler moved past Carter on a lap two restart as Clayton Campbell worked his way into the top three. Carter fell back to third as Brett Wood then shot up into fourth position.

On lap 13, Ziegler pulled away from the top five until a late caution bunched up the field. Ziegler stood his ground as the checkers flew, gaining his fourth feature win of the year. Campbell stayed close behind in second, but never seemed to have quite enough grip to get around Ziegler. Carter, Wood, and Brian Eckhoff rounded out the top five.

The 22 USRA modified drivers once again exhibited their excellent driving skills as Shad Badder led the early portion of the 25-lap feature. After a few early cautions, Badder started to pull away from the field but Gunner Martin stalked the leader until he motored down low on the back stretch after a lap 16 restart to seize the lead.

Badder was strong throughout but the hard charger of the night was Jim Moody who started 22nd and picked his way through the field into the top three by lap 20. Martin proved to be resilient though as the double checkers flew for him for his fourth feature win this year. Badder hung on to second after the final restart as Moody claimed third with a solid run from deep in the field. Kevin Blackburn had another solid run into fourth while Marrant settled for the fifth position at the race’s conclusion.

Join us again next weekend for the featured $1,500 to-win Street Stock special make-up event. All Pit passes will remain at $30 for the racing program next Saturday. The weekly program also includes the USRA Mighty Modifieds and USRA sanctioned B-mods along with the Pure Stocks on Heartland Waste race night.

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

Pit gates open at 4:30 with admission gates opening at 5. Driver pill draw cutoff is 6:15 (no passing points awarded to late-arriving drivers). Pit Meeting takes place at 6:30, followed by hot laps at 7, and racing at 7:30. For complete weekend details head over to www.centralmissourispeedway.net and click on the Independence Day Weekend Special Event Info!

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net. Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Don’t forget about the all-new CMS Going Green YouTube video page!

Street Stocks compete at Central Missouri Speedway in Warrensburg, Missouri. 610 Sports Radio Race Night at Central Missouri Speedway this Saturday!

July 16th, 2016

(Warrensburg, MO) This Saturday evening the action packed racing resumes on 610 Sports Radio race night featuring USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, Pure Stocks and guest class, ULMA Late Models. The championship point’s rankings are heating up as well with several tight races for the top spots in the weekly CMS divisions.

Last weekend Blue Springs driver, Gunner Martin visited victory lane for a third time this year to continue applying pressure to Fulton driver Kevin Blackburn. Blackburn leads the USRA Modified points by just 26 markers over Martin. Reigning CMS champion, Terry Schultz is third with Brian Johnson and Danny Scrogham rounding out the top five.

In the growing Pure Stock class, veteran Kansas City driver, Darrin Christy gained his second feature win of the year last Saturday with an exciting green to checkers finish. With a solid finish last weekend, Rodger Detherage from Windsor strengthened his points lead over Amanda Akers and Jeremiah Wilson. Larry Norris, who has an early season feature win is fourth as Nick Pickhard completes the top five.

The B-mod division had another repeat winner last Saturday with Cody Frazon from LaMonte coming on strong with his second win of the year. He joins Jacob Ebert from Oak Grove with four feature wins and the current points lead as a multiple-time B-mod winner this year. Keeping the race for championship tight, Troy Carlyle is just 23 markers behind in the second spot, despite some tough racing luck this year. Bobby Russel and Olen Stephens are currently tied for third with Bill Small in the fifth spot.

The Street Stock journey to the championship is one to keep an eye on as current leader Clayton Campbell from Otterville and Brett Wood from Warrensburg battle for the top spot. Both drivers have won several features as Wood claimed the checkers last Saturday night. Campbell is just 28 points ahead of Wood and the way it looks aright now this one could go down to the final night of racing. Jay Prevete, Brain Eckhoff and Brian Ziegler are contenders for the checkers each weekend with several top three finishes. Ziegler has three feature victories to his credit this season.

ULMA Late Models are set to compete as guest class this weekend at CMS for the fourth time this year as the drivers compete for ULMA championship points. Aaron Marrant and Jon Binning have claimed victories so far this season in ULMA appearances at CMS. Please note, mention of driver name does not guarantee race appearance in any class.

Pit gates open at 4:30 with admission gates opening at 5. Driver pill draw cutoff is 6:15 (no passing points awarded to late-arriving drivers). Pit Meeting takes place at 6:30, followed by hot laps at 7, and racing at 7:30. For complete weekend details head over to www.centralmissourispeedway.net

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

Pit gates open at 4:30 with admission gates opening at 5. Driver pill draw cutoff is 6:15 (no passing points awarded to late-arriving drivers). Pit Meeting takes place at 6:30, followed by hot laps at 7, and racing at 7:30. For complete weekend details head over to www.centralmissourispeedway.net and click on the Independence Day Weekend Special Event Info!

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Don’t forget about the all-new CMS Going Green YouTube video page!

Gunner Martin, Brett Wood, Cody Frazon, Jacob Ebert, and Darrin Christy Capture KMMO Radio Race Night Wins at Central Missouri Speedway!

July 11th, 2016

(Warrensburg) Racing resumed at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) with 74 cars checked in on KMMO 105.7 FM Radio Race Night for another night of weekly championship racing in four divisions.

B-Mod drivers had the rare opportunity to compete in two events as they took to the track in the first race of the night, which was a previously postponed main event that picked up from lap number six from an event that started a few weeks ago in late May.

Jacob Ebert quickly assumed command of the event just like he had from the original start and left all pursuers to battle for second. Don Marrs and Johnny McGinnis had an outstanding battle for the runner-up spot all race long as Marrs fought hard with left-front wheel damage to maintain his second placement.

In the end, Ebert coasted to his fourth feature win of the year to get the program rolling with Marrs scoring his best-ever CMS finish in second while Johnny McGinnis came home third for his best run of the year. Chris Brockway and Olen Stephens also scored their best finishes of the year in fourth and fifth respectively as Ernie Walker rounded out the top six, another best of the year performance for the veteran driver out of Sedalia.

Pure Stocks were first to hit the track for the regularly scheduled program with an impressive 15 competitors on hand. Darrin Christy powered his way to a heat-race victory in the opening heat race over Chris Akers and Byron Glotzbach. During heat race number two, Tyler Schoen of Halfway, Missouri had an impressive CMS debut with the victory over Rodger Detherage and Jimmy Smith.

After a couple false starts, a total of 14 Street Stocks took to the track for a pair of heat races to kick off their portion of the program. In the first Street Stock prelim, Brett Wood of Warrensburg captured the victory ahead of Allen Perryman and Larry Ferris with his first CMS appearance of the year. When the second heat race finished up, it was Clayton Campbell who crossed the line first over Brian Ziegler and Brian Eckhoff.

B-mods returned to the track next with three heat races for the 23 cars on hand. Cody Frazon of LaMonte, Missouri edged Jacob Ebert in heat one with Dallas White third. Russ Niehoff took command from the drop of the green in heat two and went on to a convincing win over Don Marrs and Chad Staus. In the final heat, Smithville,
Missouri’s Jeff Elder made his CMS debut a good one with the victory over Cody Brill and Johnny McGinnis. Caleb Bray had a scary roll-over incident on the back straightaway as his car received heavy damage; thankfully the young driver walked away okay.

Twenty-one USRA Modifieds signed in for three heat races to finish up the preliminary action for the night and it was Jim Moody who sailed on to the win in the opening heat over Gunner Martin and Justin Johnson. After a switch malfunction with the lighting, the program was delayed during the second heat race for a few moments but racing quickly resumed. Track point’s leader Kevin Blackburn bested Colson Kirk and James Dean Eaton in heat two while Scotty Martin held off Lewis Jackson and Brian Johnson for the win in heat race three.

After a quick intermission, all classes returned for their main events and it was the Pure Stock drivers who started the events. Darrin Christy and Tyler Schoen paced the field to the initial start of the event with Christy quickly darting out front to lead lap one. Behind the leader a slew of cars including Schoen, Detherage and Smith fought hard for a spot inside the top five. By lap three, Schoen began putting
heavy pressure on Christy but Christy was able to maintain a smooth line to keep his #3b out front.

Detherage and Smith had their hands full with former champion Jeremiah Wilson as those drivers were joined by Byron Glotzbach to make it a four-man race for fourth. Up front, Schoen found a way around Christy but Christy shot back by after Schoen made contact with a lapped car with two to go. On the final lap in a classic battle
to the finish, Darrin Christy edged Schoen at the line in a green to checkers run for the Pure Stocks! Behind Christy and Schoen were Detherage, Smith, Glotzbach, and Wilson.

The B-Mod main event was a wild one with four caution periods slowing the field throughout the 15-lap race. The first caution flew on lap three when Tim Smith and Mark Forrester became hooked together on the track forcing the yellow flag condition. A lap later, Jacob Ebert’s night came to an abrupt end as his car experienced mechanical problems while gunning for the lead in turn four bringing his bid for two feature win in one night to an end.

Cody Frazon led early but it was Lockwood, Missouri’s Russ Niehoff who took command early on to lead until lap six when an encounter with a lapped car saw Niehoff slip to second as Frazon regained the lead. Niehoff held strong in second behind Frazon through the races mid-stages with Johnny McGinnis and Cody Brill closely behind in third and fourth.

A pair of quick cautions flew over the field twice on lap ten as the field worked hard to find a race rhythm to finish the event. Up front Frazon commanded the race over Niehoff, McGinnis, an Brill. Meanwhile, Bill Small, Don Marrs, and a determined Troy Carlyle fought hard to find a way to the top five.

In the race’s final stages, no driver could muster a challenge on Frazon as he cruised to his second main event win of the year over Niehoff in a solid run to second. McGinnis finished in the top three in a main event for the second time in one night as he crossed the line third. Cody Brill had an up and down race but finished strongly in fourth with Bill Small, Don Marrs, Troy Carlyle, Olen Stephens, Ernie Walker and Chris Brockway rounding out the top ten.

The Street Stock dynamic duo of Brett Wood and Clayton Campbell led the field to the green flag in the 15-lap main event for the night for the division with Allen Perryman and Brian Ziegler in hot pursuit.

Campbell led early with Wood close behind just in front of Larry Ferris, making his first CMS appearance of the year. Brian Inlow and Perryman fought hard for a spot inside the top five by lap five as Wood took over the lead from Campbell.

Lapped traffic proved tricky for the leaders a third of the way through the event with Wood well in command over Campbell. However, the battle for third was intense with Ziegler, Ferris, and Brian Inlow swapping positions several times With just two laps remaining Wood held steadily out front of Campbell, who had fallen into the clutches of In low and Ziegler in a Saturday night showdown for a spot in the top three for the night. By race end, it was Wood who prevailed for his fourth main-even victory of the season. Campbell crossed the line second over Inlow, who had his best performance of the year in third. Ziegler brought his car home in fourth spot with Larry Ferris and Allen Perryman completing the top six.

USRA Modified track point’s leader Kevin Blackburn along with Urbana, Missouri’s Colson Kirk began the night’s 25-lap main event from row one. Blackburn led the opening pair of laps before Tim Karrick’s night came to a sudden end in turn two as his car stalled out on the high side to draw an early caution.

Kirk’s night then came to an early end as he succumbed to mechanical gremlins and was done for the night. The next caution to slow the field waived shortly after when Nathan Vaughn, Justin Johnson, and Brian Johnson encountered problems in turn number one. For the restart, Blackburn held the top spot over Martin and Jim Moody, who was in search of his third-consecutive victory.

On lap 14, Martin found a way to pass Blackburn on the low side to assume command of the event. Meanwhile, Wellsville, Kansas driver had an intense battle with Terri Schultz for the fourth spot just ahead of Jim Moody.

To finish the night, Martin held the top spot with Blackburn racking up yet another podium finish in second position. Terry Schultz somehow found a way to advance from 18th on the starting grid to third. When the main event concluded, Martin captured his third win of the season ahead of Blackburn, Schultz, Moody, and Robbie Test with his strongest CMS showing of the year in fifth. Lewis Jackson capped a solid night in the sixth position ahead of twentieth-starting Danny Scrogham in seventh. Eddie Bray, Jr., Allan Broers, and James Dean Eaton of Bates City completed the top ten.

Pit gates open at 4:30 with admission gates opening at 5. Driver pill draw cutoff is 6:15 (no passing points awarded to late-arriving drivers). Pit Meeting takes place at 6:30, followed by hot laps at 7, and racing at 7:30. For complete weekend details head over to www.centralmissourispeedway.net and click on the Independence Day Weekend Special Event Info!

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

Keep up with CMS on Twitter @CMSgoing_green. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Missouri-Speedway. Join our email group by emailing info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Don’t forget about the all-new CMS Going Green YouTube video page!

Jacob Ebert of Oak Grove currently leads the B-Mod standings at Central Missouri Speedway

July 10th, 2016

(Warrensburg, MO) Drivers and fans alike anxiously await the return of racing at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) this weekend on KMMO FM 102.9 Radio Race Night after excessive wet weather forced the cancellation of last week’s special events racing. Weekly championship racing returns Saturday night with action in the USRA Modified, Street Stock, B-Mod, and Pure stock divisions.

In looking across the USRA Modified landscape, CMS currently leads in the highest average car count for tracks sanctioning with USRA. Through the first portion of the 2016 season, the track is averaging 28 cars per week! After the abysmal weather of last weekend and other recent events falling to less than desirable weather, drivers are itching to return to action for the weekly payout of $1,000 to win and $160 just to make the starting grid of the Modified main event plus a shot at valuable USRA points with a full field of cars. Kevin Blackburn of Fulton, Missouri currently leads the charge in the track Modified standings.

Street Stock drivers have a couple more weeks to race for a second time during a CMS weekly show as their $1,500-to-win special event is set to be made up on Saturday, July 23rd. Clayton Campbell currently leads the hunt for the Street Stock Championship.

Jacob Ebert has vaulted to the top of the B-Mod standings and he will lead the field to the green flag right out of the gate Saturday night when the B-Mods hit the track for a previously postponed event. The race will pick up from lap number five with Ebert leading the way. Although this field is locked in and no more competitors will be added in, an all-new program for the B-Mods will commence once this race is completed. It will be the first race of the night. Any new B-Mod competitors will then race in an entirely new program of heat races, b-main if needed, and another main event.

Pure Stock action resumes with Rodger Detherage leading the standings but still in search of his first main-event win of the year. Drivers will compete in heat races and the main event when the field takes the green flag in all divisions this weekend.

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

Pit gates open at 4:30 with admission gates opening at 5. Driver pill draw cutoff is 6:15 (no passing points awarded to late-arriving drivers). Pit Meeting takes place at 6:30, followed by hot laps at 7, and racing at 7:30. For complete weekend details head over to www.centralmissourispeedway.net and click on the Independence Day Weekend Special Event Info!

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

Keep up with CMS on Twitter @CMSgoing_green. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Missouri-Speedway. Join our email group by emailing info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Don’t forget about the all-new CMS Going Green YouTube video page (http://centralmissourispeedway.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fb45d3c5de99db9cbb548e5d6&id=8ee56537eb&e=828ae0d265)!

Entire Weekend of Racing Over Fourth of July Weekend Cancelled at Central Missouri Speedway!

July 3rd, 2016

(Warrensburg, MO) The entire weekend of racing scheduled for the Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl at Central Missouri Speedway is cancelled. The Warrensburg area has already received excessive rain and heavy rain is expected to continue throughout the weekend. Rather than having everyone waiting in the wings and trying to come up with plan C, we have decided to cancel the entire race weekend to give race teams, fans, and families an opportunity to revise their schedules.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused, this was not an easy decision! We know this race brings in traveling race teams and fans and wanted to provide as much lead-in time as possible.

The $1,500-to-Win track Street Stock special will be made up on Saturday, July 23rd. Stay tuned for further details regarding the Street Stock special. Next Saturday, July 9th, weekly championship racing resumes plus the previously delayed B-Mod main event. The B-mod race will be the first race out for the night and will resume from where it left off originally from lap number five.

To recap, the Tom Wilson Memorial weekend of racing for July 2nd and 3rd is cancelled entirely. Weekly racing resumes next week at CMS on Saturday, July 9th. 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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Don’t forget about the all-new CMS Going Green YouTube video page!

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

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

June 30th, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keep up with CMS on Twitter @CMSgoing_green. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Missouri-Speedway. Join our email group by emailing info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Don’t forget about the all-new CMS Going Green YouTube video page!

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

Jim Moody of Odessa, Missouri celebrates one of his two USRA Modified victories on the same night at Central Missouri Speedway!

June 28th, 2016

(Warrensburg, MO) Sizzling summer heat once again set in over the heartland as temperatures climbed well into the nineties on Midwest Coatings race night at Central Missouri Speedway. However, not even the soaring heat could dampen the spirits of the hearty race fans and 70 drivers on hand in the USRA Modified, Street Stock, B-Mod, and Pure Stock divisions.

Fans in the stands had a rare opportunity to take in two USRA Modified main events as the night began with a previously weathered-out event from May. It was an interesting situation given the track condition early on usually only sees heat race action, but on this night, the USRA Modified drivers did not disappoint as they took to the track to begin their program.

Veteran CMS aces Tim Karrick and Jim Moody shared the front row for the makeup USRA Modified main event to star the night. Moody quickly paced the field early on to pull away with a comfortable lead over Karrick, Gunner Martin, and Terry Schultz. The race remained green-flag status through the first 17 laps when Ron Westerhold’s car got upside down off of turn three and four. Westerhold was a bit shaken from the incident but was able to walk away from the incident.

When racing resumed, Martin continued to hound Moody up front as Schultz and Blackburn battled for the fourth position behind Karrick. On lap 19, the race was slowed for the final time for a quick caution involving two cars in turn four. Once the field was realigned Moody charged away from any pursuers to take his first main event win of the season after a string of bad luck.

In victory lane Moody stated, “I nearly quit it was getting so bad.” This win will surely help Moody gain some confidence heading into the Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl race, which he is the defending winner. Martin finished second followed by Karrick, Schultz, Blackburn, Ryan Middaugh, Brian Johnson, Dean Wille, Craig Crossette, and Tyler Shaw.

Once the Modified make-up event concluded, the regularly scheduled racing then began as the 10 Pure Stocks on hand competed in a pair of preliminary heat races. Points leader Rodger Detherage opened the night with a heat-race win over Derek Williams and Jimmy Smith. Byron Glotzbach of Topeka, Kansans took the checkers in heat two ahead of Larry Norris and Jeremiah Wilson.

B-Mods were next with 20 cars competing in three heat races and gunning for the spot in the 15-lap main event. Basehor, Kansas driver Colten Stevens drove from the tail of the field to claim the win in the opening heat over a returning Bradley Moore and Chris Brockway. Heat two went to Jacob Ebert ahead of another returning driver, James McMillin of Warrensburg, Dakota Foster finished third. The final B-mod heat of the night went to Lockwood, Missouri’s Russ Niehoff over Bobby Russell, and Doug Wetzel.

Up next was the talent rich group of 11 Street Stocks began their program for the night with a pair of heat races. Clayton Campbell, hot of his win last week claimed the opening heat race victory over Troy Turley and Brian Eckhoff in the opening heat with Brett Wood racing his way to the front in heat two over Jay Prevete and John Brooks.

USRA Modifieds then returned for their regularly scheduled events as the night continued on with 29 drivers taking to the track for four heat races. The opening heat race went to Jim Moody from the sixth-starting spot over Tyler Shaw and Ryan Middaugh. Terry Schultz fought off a hard-charging Brian Johnson for the win in heat two with Dwight Niehoff finishing third. The third heat race went to Lewis Jackson of Wellsville, Kansas over Dean Wille and Gunner Martin. The final heat went to Matt Dotson ahead of Kevin Blackburn and Nic Bidinger.

Byron Glotzbach and Rodger Detherage led the field to the green flag to start the Pure Stock 10-lap main event but a quick spin by Derek Williams saw the field realign for a complete restart with Williams reporting to the tail of the field. Glotzbach led the opening lap with Detherage in hot pursuit. Former champion Jeremiah Wilson moved into the third position early as he pressured for the second spot.

On lap three a quick yellow flag slowed the field before Glotzbach led the field for the restart. With Glotzbach solidly out front Wilson and Larry Norris then ran close for second with Detherage slipping to fourth with Jimmy Smith fifth.

By lap eight, Glotzbach enjoyed a full straightaway lead on the rest of the field but just before the white flag flew, Jason Ballard’s car contacted the utility tire in turn one setting up a green, white, and checkered flag finish. However, another incident Williams sparked a chain-reaction incident another caution flag as both Williams and Ballard were unable to continue. In the end, Glotzbach drove to his second win of the year, this time over Jimmy Smith, Larry Norris, Jeremiah Wilson and Amanda Sammons.

The next race up was the USRA Modified B-main event in which the top six cars transferred to the main event. Making their to the grid were Danny Scrogham, Jimmy Eaton, Jr., Kevin Newell, Ronnie Woods, Nick Pence, and Justin Plumb.

The 20-car starting field for the 15-lap B-mod main event then reported to the track for the next race with Colten Stevens and Jacob Ebert leading the way. Ebert and Stevens rand side-by-side to complete lap one with Stevens edging forward. A quick caution flag flew for Johnny McGinnis and Chris Brockway on lap two to realign the field.

Stevens led Ebert, Russ Niehoff, Bobby Russell, Dakota Foster, and James McMillin for the restart. Russ Niehoff took the battle for the lead three wide with Ebert and Stevens and took command momentarily before Ebert shot back out front by lap four with Niehoff continuing to pressure the leader until a caution flew for Tim Smith’s single-car spin after the completion of lap four.

For the restart, Ebert led Niehoff, Stevens, Foster, Russell, and McMillin with 11 laps remaining. Just as things were heating up at in the top three, another caution flew for Leroy Morrison’s single-car spin. Ebert once again led the field to the restart a few moments later. Russ Niehoff’s strong night came to an end before the restart with a left-rear flat tire.

Behind Ebert up front, Stevens and Foster waged a classic battle for second with McMillin and Russell also running close. Dou Wetzel, Mark Forrester and Ernie Walker also ran inside the top ten. As the laps clicked away, Ebert pulled away from the rest of the field leaving them to battle for runner-up honors. However, coming for lap 11 off corner number four Ebert’s car spun around after contact with Rick Anderson, bringing out the caution flag with Ebert and Anderson reporting to the tail.

On the restart Stevens led Foster, McMillin, Russell, Wetzel, and Forrester to settle the last few laps; however, Wetzel experienced a single-car spin in turn four to draw another caution over the field. Stevens again led the way over Foster and McMillin when green-flag racing continued.

Over the last few laps the top four cars ran close but it was Foster who slipped by to grab the lead on the restart leaving Stevens in a battle with McMillin for second. Foster pulled out to a five-car length lead by the white flag but a single-car spin by Chris Brockway setup another main event green, white, and checkered flag finish.

Another single-car spin by Leroy Morrison setup yet another two-lap dash to the finish but in the end Foster prevailed to secure his first CMS win of the year over Stevens, McMillin, Russell, Forrester, and 78-year old Ernie Walker of Sedalia.

Street Stocks returned for their 15-lap main event with Clayton Campbell and Brett Wood continuing their season long battle from the front row. The opening laps of the event were racing personified as Campbell and Wood ran door panel to door panel never touching one another and respecting each other’s space. On lap two, a scary incident involving Rob Hardwick occurred as his throttle stuck coming down the back straightaway causing him to go airborne over the turn three embankment. Hardwick’s car slammed to the ground but thankfully remained on all four wheels. Unfortunately, the car then hit several of the outlying trees and came to a grinding halt. Hardwick was shaken from the incident but was able to come out of the car under his own power and walk to the emergency services vehicle. Hardwick later went to a local hospital to be checked on after complaining of some back pain. No further update was available at press time.

When racing resumed Campbell and Wood resumed their fierce battle but Jay Prevete was then able to come up and put his machine in the mix as he actually moved into second ahead of Wood. Meanwhile Brian Eckhoff, Troy Turley, Brian Inlow, and John Brooks waged their own battle for spots among the top five.

A second caution slowed the field midway through the event setting up a final restart and chance to steal away Campbell’s thunder. By lap 10, Campbell left his closest pursuers to battle for the runner-up spot as he pulled away for his third feature win of the year. Behind the leader Wood and Prevete took their intense battle for the runner-up finish right to the final moments as Wood edged Prevete for runner-up with Prevete third. Eckhoff ran a strong race to finish fourth with Turley, Inlow, Brooks, and Gary Akers rounding out the top eight in the final rundown.

USRA Modifieds returned to close out the night’s events just as they had opened it with a 25-lap feature. Make-up feature winner Jim Moody and USRA national point leader Terry Schultz led the field to the initial green flag racing. Moody and Schultz ran close during the initial stages with Moody once again asserting himself as the man to beat.

Schultz had his hands full with Matt Dotson and track point’s leader Kevin Blackburn as the trio of drivers battled for second trying to keep Moody in their site. The field slowed on lap four for debris in turn one but the race quickly resumed with Moody leading Dotson and Blackburn. Just outside of the top three Schultz and Dean Wille were the latest drivers to have a classic battle to remain in the top five. Lap-after-lap these men also ran several laps in close quarters racing without touching one another.

With Moody setting a blistering pace the drivers settled into their rhythm as the race remained in green flag-racing status. Moody pulled away from Dotson and Blackburn as these two drivers also ran several laps side-by-side to sort out who would pull into second place. Blackburn preferred the low line while Dotson sailed around the high side. Behind these drivers Wille and Schultz continued their battle for fourth. On back, Tyler Shaw was on his way to his best-ever CMS performance as he ran closely with Tim Karrick, Dalton Kirk, Justin Johnson, and Brian Johnson.

In the waning laps, Moody, who borrowed a motor from Bobby Ruff that matched the track’s surface and Moody’s driving style perfectly as he pulled away to claim his second-consecutive win of the night and solidifying himself in preparation for defending his $5,000 Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl win from last season. Blackburn prevailed in the battle for second with Dotson crossing the finish line third. Schultz edged Dean Wille for fourth with Wille rounding out the top five. Shaw, Karrick, Kirk, Justin Johnson and Brian Johnson completed the top ten.

Next week, special-events racing returns to CMS with the Eleventh Annual Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ weekend of racing. Racing begins on Saturday with Pure Stocks, B-Mods, the $1,500-to-win Street Stock Special, Allstar Midget Series, and night one qualifying for USRA Modifieds. Sunday, July 3rd racing features night two qualifying and the $5,000-to-win special event for USRA Modifieds, the ULMA Late Model Triple Crown Shootout, and USRA B-Mods.

For Saturday, July 2nd, Adult general admission is $15, Military w/I.D. and Senior Citizens 65 to 74 years $12, Kids six to twelve years older $5. Children five and under free and Seniors 75 years and older free. For Sunday, July 3rd, Adult general admission is $15, Military w/I.D. and Senior Citizens 65 to 74 years $12, Kids six to twelve years older $5. Children five and under free and Seniors 75 years and older free. Pit passes for the weekend are $35 each night.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Don’t forget about the all-new CMS Going Green YouTube video page!

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

Two USRA Modified Features on Midwest Coatings Night at Central Missouri Speedway!

June 25th, 2016

(Warrensburg, MO) After a dramatic finish in last week’s main event, another huge night of racing awaits USRA Modified drivers on Midwest Coatings Race Night at CMS this Saturday. The first race out of the gate will be the make-up event for the USRA Modifieds from the previously weathered out event from May 21st. This field is locked in as the qualifying heats were completed. However, any new USRA Modified drivers are welcome to compete in the all-new June 22nd program this Saturday.

In addition to USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks are also set to compete for championship points. This week’s order of events will be as follows: Pit gates open 4:30, admission gates open at 5, pill draw cutoff 6:15 (no passing points if driver checks in late), Pit Meeting 6:30, Hot Laps 7, Racing 7:30.

The USRA Modified make-up feature will roll out first, followed by heat races for the Pure Stocks, B-Mods, Street Stocks, and then the all new USRA Modified program begins with heat races. If there is a need for a B-Mod b-main event, it will be run before intermission. Next up will be the Pure Stock Main event followed by a USRA Modified B-main if it is needed. Next up will be the B-Mod main event, Street Stock Main event, and then the night will close out with the USRA Modified main.

Last week, 30 USRA Modifieds thrilled the crowd as drivers in the region continued to flock to the speedway for valuable USRA championship points and the guaranteed cash payout of $1,000-to-win and at least $160 just to start the feature! In reviewing last week’s USRA results, CMS had the biggest car count of the week for any USRA-sanctioned track throughout the country! Through ten events this season, CMS is averaging 27 USRA Modifieds per night.

This week’s action is expected to be another showdown of the best of the best from the MO-KAN region when it comes to USRA drivers making their way to CMS from central Kansas to mid-Missouri, to the Ozarks Region to North-Central Missouri. CMS’s is fortunate enough to have a physical location that allows for drivers from numerous geographically based areas to compete.

This week also marks the final week to add one more “weekly show” at CMS prior to the $5,000-to-win race over the Independence Day weekend. Drivers that compete at CMS at least two times during a “weekly” race program can save a significant amounton their Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl entry. There are just a few days for drivers to return their “early bird” entry forms for the huge two-day event. Early Bird entrants can also save money by completing and submitting their entry paperwork before the event.

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!

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net. Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Don’t forget about the all-new CMS Going Green YouTube video page!

CMS is located 3.5-miles north of Warrensburg, MO from the junction of Highways 50 and 13 in Warrensburg just north of the new Hwy 13 by-pass round-a-bout, or from the Higginsville exit off I-70, head south on Highway 13 for twelve and half miles.

Admission prices for this weekend are: $12 adult general mission, $10 military with I.D., seniors 65 to 74 $10, kids ages 6 to 12 $5. Children 5 and under and seniors 75 and over free. Pit passes $30.

Blackburn, Perryman, Raffurty, Ebert, and Christy Rule Budweiser Race Night at Central Missouri Speedway!

June 15th, 2016

(Warrensburg, MO) Sizzling temperatures settled in over Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) on Saturday but even hot weather couldn’t slow down the 82 drivers on hand for competition in the USRA Modified, Street Stock, Midwest Mod-Lite, B-Mod, and Pure Stock divisions for Budweiser race night.

Byron Glotzbach of Topeka, Kansas started the night off strong with a win in Pure Stock heat race #1 with Rodger Detherage second and Don Johnson close behind in third. Darrin Christy took the checkers in heat two over Scott Martin and Jeremiah Wilson to set the stage for the Pure Stock main event.

For their featured event, Pure Stocks took the green with Christy and Glotzbach showing the way. A quick yellow flew over the field on lap one with Christy leading Detherage, Glotzbach, Johnson, and Martin for the restart. The field raced to the green flag once again with five more laps in the books as Christy continued to lead a persistent Glotzbach followed by Detherage, Wilson, and Don Johnson. The third and final yellow flag period waived on the track a lap later as Christy held the point.

As the race wound down, Glotzbach challenged Christy time-and-time again but each time ‘The Bear’ kept Glotzbach’s 59 car behind him. On the final restart, Christy brought the field to the green flag and kept his car out front for the final laps with Glotzbach second, Detherage third, and Wilson fourth. Don Johnson crossed the line fifth while Scott Martin recorded his best finish of the year in sixth.

USRA B-Mods were up next in the program as 17 drivers on hand competed in five heat races. Former feature winner Tim Powell of Lansing, Kansas drove to the win over Luke Nieman and Chris Brockway in heat one. Urbana, Missouri’s Ryan Edde claimed the win in heat two over Curtis Berry, and Dean Wille. Jacob Ebert drove to the win in the final heat in front of Bobby Russell and Chris Kitch.

For the USRA B-Mod main event, a quick restart was ordered when the race began with Jacob Ebert leading a pair of Lakeside Speedway regulars Tim Powell and Brad Smith. Through some early caution periods, Ebert came out on top and kept all pursuers behind him. As the laps clicked off, Powell hounded Ebert searching for a way around
but was unable to make a bid for the lead as Ebert maintained his edge through each passing lap. In the end, Ebert held on to claim another feature victory. Powell finished a strong second with Kaleb Bray recording his best finish of the season in third. Ryan Edde made his long haul pay off with a strong run to fourth. Dean Wille came away with a top five in fifth position while Bobby Russell rebounded from an earlier caution to round out the top six.

Midwest Mod Lites made their second CMS appearance of the year with 13 drivers on hand. Michael Raffurty advanced from third to first to claim the opening heat race over John Sharp and Travis Alexander. For heat two, former CMS regular Donnie Dannar claimed the win ahead of David Raffurty and Ed Griggs.

Michael Raffurty led the 15-lap main event from the start of the race with Dannar, Sharp, and David Raffurty in tow. When Mod-Lites raced at CMS earlier this season Ed Griggs took the checkers. If Griggs was to make it two in a row, he needed to advance from seventh on the grid, a tough task with some strong competitors on hand
who had their own plans for finding victory lane.

Michael Raffurty led early in the race with David Raffurty and Dannar close behind. As Mod-Lites continued a blistering pace, Michael Raffurty did what he needed to do and kept all pursuers behind him. Just past the halfway point, Griggs began to make his move and sailed from fourth to second eating away at Michael Raffurty’s lead right up to the final lap. Despite Griggs’ valiant bid for the win, it was not enough to keep Michael Raffurty from claiming the win. In victory lane Raffurty said it was only his fifth time behind the wheel of this car. Griggs drove his #47 Mod-Lite to second with Danner third and Justin Raffurty, who started tail back finishing fourth. David Raffurty rounded out the top five in fifth with Tony Kerr crossing the line in sixth.

Fifteen Street Stock drivers competed in three preliminary heat races for the night with Brett Wood outgunning Clayton Campbell and Troy Turley for the win. New driver Johnny Wyman of Fulton, Missouri claimed heat number two over Jay Prevete and Gary Akers. Fresh off his double-feature win one week before, Brian Ziegler took the win in heat three ahead of Brian Inlow and Rob Hardwick.

The 15-lap Street Stock main was another wild one with a completely unexpected outcome as leaders encountered problem after problem. Ziegler shot out to an early race lead with Wood and Inlow close behind until lap three, when Wood blasted down to the low side of turn four and claimed the top spot. A lap three restart ended up with several of the lead cars involved in a multicar accident that ended the night for Ziegler and resulted in Wood and Campbell restarting at the tail of the field while Wyman, Prevete, and Zach Smith, who suffered an injury to his hand but was otherwise okay, all retired to the pits.

Brian Inlow became the race leader and led several green-flag laps as Belton, Missouri’s Allen Perryman hounded the leader by putting heavy pressure on the leader on the low side. Perryman grabbed the lead inside of five laps remaining but Inlow didn’t let the new leader out of site. However, Perryman, who was second in last week’s main event one-upped that finish by claiming his first checkered flag in several years when he crossed the line first from last on the grid. Inlow recorded his strongest run of the year in second with Clayton Campbell, Troy Turley, Bobby Wood, and Rob Hardwick completing the top six.

A strong field of 26 USRA Modifieds highlighted the night’s competition with four heat races and a 25-lap main event for drivers on hand. Point’s leader Kevin Blackburn took the first Modified heat of the night over Nathan Vaughn and Kyle Covert. Matt Dotson, who recently won both Memorial Day weekend USRA Modified main events at CMS, crossed the line first in heat two over Terry Schultz and a returning Dalton Kirk. Gunner Martin drove to the win in head three over Dean Bachner and Danny Scrogham while Brian Johnson finished ahead of Jim Moody and Justin Johnson in the fourth and final heat of the night.

Twenty-five of the 26 drivers originally on hand took the green flag for the USRA Modified main event with Gunner Martin and Matt Dotson showing the way. Martin quickly assumed command of the main event with Dotson, Brian Johnson, and Kevin Blackburn close behind.

A multi-car incident in turns one and two slowed the field early in the race with some cars receiving damage from the incident but after reporting to the hot pit for crews to make repairs were able to return to the event. Martin took off from the lead when the race resumed as he and Matt Dotson looked more like drag racers with several laps of side-by-side action before Martin eventually prevailed by lap twelve. Martin continued to lead the event through a couple more caution periods as Blackburn brought himself up into the mix just past the race’s halfway point.

Blackburn’s car resembled something more of a space rocket on the next restart as he flew from third to first in a matter of seconds to lead the way over Dotson and Martin, who slipped to third in the lineup. By lap 15, Blackburn led Dotson, Terry Schultz, Martin, and Brian Johnson inside the top five. Schultz ran inside the top
three through lap 20 but Martin rebounded and retook the spot behind Blackburn and Dotson out front.

On lap 21 it appeared Dotson was going to the front as he fought back on the low side with Blackburn preferring the high line, particularly off turn four. However, after Dotson retook the lead, a late-race caution flew over the field and Blackburn again led the way for the restart as the field was realigned going back to the last completed lap. Meanwhile, Dalton Kirk, who was making his first CMS appearance of the year fought back from being involved in one of the early cautions to race inside the top five. Up front, Blackburn and Dotson waged a classic battle for the win but on this occasion it was Blackburn who drove to the victory, his first at CMS of the year. Dotson crossed the line in second followed by Martin third, Kirk fourth, and Schultz inside the top five. Justin Johnson, also making his first appearance of the year, completed the top six.

Next week, ULMA Late Models join Pure Stocks, B-Mods, Street Stocks, and USRA Modifieds for KIX 105.7 FM Radio Race Night and Joslin’s Jewelry night at the races. Joslin’s Jewelry informed CMS they have several men’s watches to give away on June 18th in honor of Father’s Day. Gates open at 4:30 with hot laps at 7 and racing at
7:30.

CMS recently announced the make-up event dates for the 5/21/16 rained out events, the dates are:
Saturday June 25th for the USRA Modified makeup, and Saturday, July 9th for theB-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.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to
www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Don’t forget about the all-new CMS Going Green YouTube video page!

CMS is located 3.5-miles north of Warrensburg, MO from the junction of Highways 50 and 13 in Warrensburg just north of the new Hwy 13 by-pass round-a-bout, or from the Higginsville exit off I-70, head south on Highway 13 for twelve and half miles. 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.

Central Missouri Speedway Budweiser Race Night Features Midwest Mod Lites and USRA B-Mods!

June 11th, 2016

(Warrensburg, MO) For the second time this season, Midwest Mod Lites are set to make another visit to Central Missouri Speedway on Budweiser race night. During their last visit to the track, the race to the checkered flag was extremely close with three drivers in the mix. Donnie Dannar, Dillon Raffurty and eventual winner Ed Griggs thrilled the crowd with an intense battle to the finish. The Mod Lite racing is expected to be just as fierce this weekend when drivers return to CMS.

Weekly racing will be in full swing this Saturday with the best talent in the USRA ‘Mighty’ Modified $1,000-to-Win main event. Street Stock and Pure Stock drivers along with B-Mods are also on the race program. Both track points and USRA national points are available this Saturday for competing B-Mod drivers. All B-Mod drivers must be USRA licensed or pay the $10 temp fee to compete.

Pit gates swing open at 4:30 followed by admission gates at 5. Driver pill draw cutoff is 6:15 (no passing points awarded if driver is late checking in). Pit meeting takes place at 6:30 with hot laps at 7 and racing at 7:30. Adult General Admission is $12, Seniors ages 65 to 74 $10, Military active/retired members $10, kids ages 6 to 12 $5. Children five and under and Seniors 75 and over free. All pit passes are $30.

CMS release complete details of the upcoming Eleventh Annual Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl, which takes place over the Independence Day weekend on July 2nd and July 3rd. The highlight of the weekend will be a $5,000-to-Win, 50-lap main event for USRA Modifieds. The weekend also features Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, ULMA Late Modes, B-Mods/USRA B-mods, and Allstar Midget Series. From the landing page of the CMS website, look for and click on the Independence Day Weekend Special Event Info tab for complete details. Modified drivers will want to look for the “Early Bird” entry form for the $5,000-to-Win race.

Heading into this weekend, Kevin Blackburn maintains his lead in the USRA Modified division ahead of Gunner Martin and Shad Badder. While Martin and Badder have each won main events this season. Blackburn’s consistent top-three finishes have him atop the standings but still in search of his first main event victory. Clayton Campbell, Brett Wood, and Bryan Eckhoff hold down the top three positions in Street Stock action. Troy Carlyle currently leads last year’s champion Jacob Ebert and Bobby Russell in B-mod competition while Rodger Detherage holds down the top spot in the Pure Stock division over Amanda Akers, and Herb Dannar.

CMS recently announced the make-up event dates for the 5/21/16 rained out events, the dates 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.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Don’t forget about the all-new CMS Going Green YouTube video page!

CMS is located 3.5-miles north of Warrensburg, MO from the junction of Highways 50 and 13 in Warrensburg just north of the new Hwy 13 by-pass round-a-bout, or from the Higginsville exit off I-70, head south on Highway 13 for twelve and half miles. 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.

Ziegler Doubles Down at Central Missouri Speedway with Badder, Lyle, and Glotzbach also Claiming Main Events!

June 8th, 2016

(Warrensburg, MO) Warm evening weather greeted race fans and drivers on Comfort Inn, Warrensburg Station race night at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS). The smooth high-banked racing surface with 67 ready to go drivers produced some exciting race competition for the fans throughout the evening.

The make-up Street Stock feature from May 21 had Brian Ziegler from Bates City for his second CMS feature win of the season and his overall career 49th career victory. Then, during the weekly feature events, Shad Badder from Blue Springs claimed the USRA Modified feature.

The B-Modified feature had Chad Lyle from Oak Grove driving the Gary Fane-owned machine his first win of the season along with his 60th career CMS win. Brain Ziegler from Bates City survived a mid-race accident by several drivers to grab his second feature of the night in the Street Stocks. Byron Glotzbach from Topeka started the weekly feature events with his first CMS double checkers win this season in the Pure Stocks.

Starting off the night was the May 21 Make-up Street Stock feature as Brian Ziegler jumped out as the early race leader with pressure from Troy Turley, Brian Eckhoff, and Jay Prevete. Brett Wood and Clayton Campbell moved up through the field as the race progressed and as the race for second ensued, Wood moved up into third and passed Prevete to challenge for the lead

On lap eight, Ziegler finally moved up into the top spot. After the lap nine restart, Wood looked to the inside of turn four several times but couldn’t quite solidify the pass. Ziegler hung on for the second of the season and 49th career win. Wood crossed the finish line in second, followed by Prevette, and Campbellhangs on
to second with Prevette and Campbell following. Brian Inlow moved up into fifth on the last lap.

The Pure Stocks opened the heat racing action with 12 drivers registered for competition. Byron Glotzbach grabbed the first heat win in front of Darrin Christy and Lee Scott. For heat two, Roger Detherage claimed the win with Jeremiah Wilson and Derek Williams following.

In the Pure Stock main event, Glotzbach grabbed the early lead with Deatherage and Christy running close behind until the first caution appeared on lap two when Wilson stopped in turn four. After the restart Rob Gard hit the front side wall tires and departed the track with additional mechanical problems. After another restart GLotzbach held off Christy as he tried the low and high side to pass GLotzbach. GLotzbach prevailed for his first CMS feature win with Christy just behind in second. Roger Deatherage, the points leader looked strong in third with Derek Williams and Don Johnson completing the top five.

Chad Stauss picked up the win in heat one followed by Curtis Berry and Bobby Russell. In heat two, Troy Carlyle claimed the top spot ahead of Chad Lyle and Kaleb Bray. In the final heat Jacob Ebert crossed the finish line ahead of Jake Richards and Doug Wetzel

The B-Mod main began as Chad Lyle drove the Gary Fain-owned machine towards the front from and Curtis Berry charged hard into the first turn as Lyle drove out of turn two with the early lead. Staus and Troy Carlyle fought in the top four behind Lyle. Staus then moved into second to work on Lyle until his engine expired on lap 12. Staus pulled off into the infield as Lyle continued in the top spot. As the checkers flew, Lyle gained his 60th career CMS feature win with current points leader, Troy Carlyle well behind in second. Jacob Ebert, in his back-up rose to third with Curtiss Berry, Jake Richards rounding out the top five.

In the Street Stocks division, 14 drivers retuned to face off for another weekly championship series event. Brett Wood holds the point lead and also posted a strong finish in the B-Mod main event. he two heat race winners last night included Jay Prevete ahead of Brian Inlow and Troy Turley in the heat one. Brett Wood grabbed the second and final heat race with Clayton Campbell Brian Ziegler following.

As the green flag flew for the feature, Brian Inlow led the field earl on with Jay Prevete taking the high side of the track. Campbell and Wood also were stalking the top two as the laps started to add up. By lap five, Inlow was still leading with Prevete on his tail and Brian Ziegler now up into the top three. On lap seven as cars tried to avoid Inlow sliding up into the high side, Brett Wood and Brian Eckhoff both flipped their cars with Wood landing on his wheels in turn four after barrel rolling several times. Eckhoff ended up over turn four on his roof.

The emergency crews responded immediately and found both drivers uninjured and alert, but their night of racing was done. After the restart, Ziegler inherited the lead and took command of the race followed closely by Campbell and Troy Turley. As the double checkers flew, Ziegler claimed his second win of the night and his career 50^th. Allen Perryman on his first night returning to racing grabbed a solid second with Campbell, Turley and Ted Welschmeyer in the top five.

This week in the always competitive USRA modified heat races the fans were one again entertained to exciting racing action to see if their favorites try and capitalize on maximum passing points for feature starting positions. Brian Johnson edged out Kyle Covert and Steve Twenter in heat one. Danny Scrogham crossed the finish line ahead of Nathan Vaughn and Kevin Blackburn in heat two. The final heat of the evening had Shad taking the victory.

The 23 USRA modified drivers once again exhibited their excellent driving skills as Scrogham led the early portion of the 25-lap feature to start the feature. Badder kept the pressure on him and passed for lead around lap five. Badder then took control as several drivers including Aaron Marrant eventually moved into second as he passed Scrogham. No one had anything for Badder in the end as he set a torrid pace to sail to his first feature event win of the year.

Badder proved to be resilient as the double checkers flew for his first this year. Marrant hung on to second while Kevin Blackburn scored another top three finish in third. Gunner Martin moved up later in the race into a fourth place finish while Terry Schultz once again came on strong in the reace’s later stage as he secured fifth in the final rundown.

CMS recently announced the make-up event dates for the 5/21/16 rained out events, the dates are: Saturday, June 4th – Street Stock makeup, Saturday June 25th – USRA Modified makeup, and Saturday, July 9th for the B-Mod makeup. The B-Mods, who will pick up their event from lap 5 when the green flag flies again. Stay tuned to CMS press releases and the website and social media for future announcements.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Don’t forget about the all-new CMS Going Green YouTube video page!

CMS is located 3.5-miles north of Warrensburg, MO from the junction of Highways 50 and 13 in Warrensburg just north of the new Hwy 13 by-pass round-a-bout, or from the Higginsville exit off I-70, head south on Highway 13 for twelve and half miles. 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.

Central Missouri Speedway Thriving and Surviving!

June 6th, 2016

(Warrensburg, MO) It’s a renaissance year in the making for the staff at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS). Affectionately known as CMS by fans and drivers who call the speedway home and the casual drop-in visitors, the twenty-second year of competition at the speedway under the guidance of arguably two of the most giving promoters in the business, Earl and Susan Walls, is shaping up to be a season for the ages!

Fresh off a wildly successful Memorial Day Weekend, which traditionally kicks off the ‘Big Three’ summer holiday specials at the track, drivers and fans have kept social media abuzz from reliving their CMS weekend stories and there is an excitement in the air not seen in quite some time for local racing in the West-Central Missouri Region.

The Walls and the CMS track staff continue to work hard at improvements and giving back to the racers and fans, this year’s improvements include a new pit-side concessions stand, new lighting, a few more loads of dirt, and an all-new party barn. After long-time track maintenance man Don Abney retired from full-time duties at the track at the end of 2015, the Walls found an all-new track maintenance man in Todd Johnson, who has jumped right in to learn the practices and tough trade of mastering the dirt at the track to prepare the best racing surface possible.

Throughout the holiday weekend the speedway grounds and surrounding area swelled with attendees and resembled something more like an outdoor festival than a racetrack with cars parked in every available pit space. Car loads of fans overflowed to the frontage road shoulders and packed the grandstands to see their favorite driver and car class in action.

The Walls have done their best to keep grandstand admission prices at a reasonable rate for those making their way to the track. Some of the lowest prices in the local area for concessions also await patrons when they walk up to either side of the speedway concessions stands. This season the Walls picked three different charities to donate money from 50/50 drawings and 2-seater car rides courtesy of driver Shad Badder. Over the Memorial Weekend, $1,000 was raised for a local cancer fund through the ‘Foundation’ at Western Missouri Medical Center.

A total of 158 drivers from 96 different hometowns in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Iowa, Oklahoma, and Nebraska, competed throughout the two days’ worth of competition. On Saturday, 100 drivers and teams turned a total of 186 laps during USRA Modified, Street Stock, B-Mod, and Pure Stock racing. This included 12 Heat Races, two B-mains, and four Main Events, for a total of 18 races.

During Sunday competition, 108 drivers and teams turned 247 laps around the speedway in 14 Heat Races, 4 B-mains, and 4 Main Events for a total of 22 races among drivers competing in USRA Modified, ULMA Late Model, Allstar Midget Series, and USRA B-Mod events. All total, fans watched their favorite drivers turn 433 laps in 40 races!

Drivers and fans know summer holiday weekends at CMS means big payouts and special events and this year’s Memorial Weekend saw the Walls pay out over $40,000 to competing drivers. Matt Dotson of Hallsville, Missouri, headlined the weekend by claiming the normal weekly $1,000-to-win USRA Modified main on Saturday and then came back on Sunday to claim the $3,000 top prize one night later.

Arguably, the ‘Mighty’ Modified competition at CMS is second to none in the general area with a total of 45 different drivers competing between Saturday and Sunday. The B-Mod contingent was strong as well with 54 different teams on hand throughout the weekend. This season, both Modified classes are averaging 22 cars per week on the regular weekly race nights.

As the CMS staff continues to celebrate the Memorial Weekend, they’re not resting on their laurels because they know the 11th Annual Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl is just four weeks away! The Independence Day weekend of events features one of the biggest USRA Modified races in the region. Boasting a $40,000 purse alone, the winner will take away $5,000 for the win with every car in the starting field earning $1,000 just to start the event!

On Saturday, July 2 Street Stocks compete in a $1,500-to-win special event while USRA Modifieds have their first attempt at making the Sunday starting grid with their night one qualifying attempts. B-Mods, Pure Stocks, and Allstar Midget Series drivers are also slated to compete throughout the night.

Night two features another round of qualifying attempts for the $5,000-to-Win USRA Modified race, which is a 50 lap event that will close out the night. ULMA Late Models compete for their $1,000-to-win Triple Crown Shootout, B-Mods are also slated to race for USRA National Points. After the races, a large fireworks show will entertain the crowd and the all-new decked out CMS Party Barn will once again come alive with a night of karaoke and DJ music with Char until the wee hours of the morning. Shad Badder will return for another round of charity 2-seater Modified car rides over the weekend for those thrill seekers looking to get a taste of fast laps turned at CMS!

Stay current with CMS on Twitter @CMSgoing_green, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Missouri-Speedway. Join our email group by emailing info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net and don’t forget about the all-new CMS Going Green YouTube video page!

CMS is located 3.5-miles north of Warrensburg, MO from the junction of Highways 50 and 13 in Warrensburg just north of the new Hwy 13 by-pass round-a-bout, or from the Higginsville exit off I-70, head south on Highway 13 for twelve and half miles. Primitive-style camping is permitted on CMS grounds (no dump sites) throughout the weekend of action, call (660) 747-2166 for complete details.

Comfort Inn Race Night at Central Missouri Speedway Features Weekly Classes and Double Street Stock Main Events!

June 4th, 2016

(Warrensburg, MO) With the exciting Memorial Day weekend special events racing in the rearview mirror at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS), weekly racing action returns on Saturday, June 4th for Comfort Inn Race Night featuring the $1,000-to-win weekly USRA ‘Mighty’ Modifieds, plus B-Mods, Street Stocks, and Pure Stocks. Saturday racing also includes the Street Stock make-up feature from the previously rained out event on May 21st.

The Street Stock make-up event will kick off the action with a revised order of events for the night.

Hot Laps
Street Stocks
Pure Stocks
B-mods
Modified

1st half of program
Street Stock Makeup Feature (this is a locked in field of cars, no new arrivals will
be added)
Pure Stock Heats
B-mod Heats
Modified Heats
Street Stock Heats (begin all new program)
B-mod B-main if needed

INTERMISSION BREAK

2nd half of program (returns to normal flow/order Modified B-main if needed Pure Stock Main B-mod main Street Stock main Modified main

Pit gates will open at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday followed by grandstand admission beginning at 5. General Admission for adults is $12, Military w/I.D. and College Students w/I.D. $10, Kids aged 6 to 12 just $5, Children 5 and under and seniors 75 and over are free. Driver’s pill draws close at 6:15 (no passing points awarded if late), Pit Meeting 6:30, Hot Laps at 7, and Racing at 7:30.

USRA modified drivers continue their quest for the championship as they crank back up against a tough field of drivers from Missouri and Kansas. Kevin Blackburn of Fulton, Missouri leads the point’s chase with his consistent top-five finishes. Just behind him, Gunner Martin has two feature wins while attempting to keep pace with Blackburn and sits in second, followed by Terry Schultz, the 2015 Modified Track Champion, in third while Shad Badder and Chad Lyle round out the top five.

In the B-Mod point’s battle, Troy Carlyle of Kearney, Missouri sits atop the standings with consistent top-five results. The 2015 Track Champion, Jacob Ebert is second despite missing a weekend of racing with two feature wins under his belt. Dean Wille, Cody Frazon and Bobby Russell fill out the top five.

Brett Wood of Warrensburg is the defending Street Stock division champion and is the driver to beat again this year as he sits in the top spot with three feature wins. Clayton Campbell has challenged Wood early this season with a feature win and is just 5 points back in second. Brian Eckhoff has been close to victory lane several times and holds third while Brian Ziegler holds fourth with Jay Prevete fifth.

The Pure Stocks, fresh off their Memorial Day weekend $500 to-win special, has Roger Detherage of Windsor, Missouri leading the way with four top-five finishes. Amanda Akers takes over the second spot with her consistent top-ten results. Veteran driver Herb Dannar has shown some resiliency in his racing and moves up into the third spot this week followed by Larry Norris with one feature win while Gary Akers, husband of Amanda, has two feature wins and holds down fifth.

CMS recently announced the make-up event dates for the 5/21/16 rained out events, the dates are: Saturday, June 4th – Street Stock makeup, Saturday June 25th – USRA Modified makeup, and Saturday, July 9th for the B-Mod makeup. The B-Mods, who will pick up their event from lap 5 when the green flag flies again. Stay tuned to CMS press releases and the website and social media for future announcements.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Don’t forget about the all-new CMS Going Green YouTube video page!

CMS is located 3.5-miles north of Warrensburg, MO from the junction of Highways 50 and 13 in Warrensburg just north of the new Hwy 13 by-pass round-a-bout, or from the Higginsville exit off I-70, head south on Highway 13 for twelve and half miles.

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!

Matt Dotson Dominates Central Missouri Speedway for $3,000 USRA Modified Victory!

June 1st, 2016

** (Warrensburg, MO) Matt Dotson of Hallsville, Missouri finished off a clean sweep of USRA Modified action Sunday night with a $3,000 victory during the track’s annual Memorial Day Weekend special events. It was the second night in a row Dotson topped a stellar field of the region’s best ‘Mighty Modified’ drivers he took the first step in being eligible for the track’s special event bonus money based around winning at least two of the big three holiday specials. Dotson’s total take for the weekend was a whopping $4,000 after claiming the normal $1,000-to-win victory on Saturday night plus last night’s haul.

** All total, 107 race teams jammed the pits as fans packed the stands for events by the USRA Modifieds, Allstar Midget Series, USRA B-Mods, and ULMA Late Models. Hall-of-Fame bound Don Droud, Jr., of Lincoln, Nebraska flew the checkers with the Allstars while Russ Niehoff claimed his first-ever victory with a convincing and dominating win in USRA B-mod action. Former track champion Jon Binning of Warrensburg returned to victory lane with a popular hometown win in the ULMA Late Model main event.

** Night two of the weekend began with several preliminary heat races in each division. First up was the talent-rich field of USRA B-Mod drivers competing in five heat races and two B-main events for the 40 drivers on hand. Driving to heat race wins were Spencer Stephens, Dakota Foster, previous night’s feature winner Tim Powell, Bobby Russell, and Jacob Ebert. Fourteen-year old Nic Carpenter of Leavenworth, Kansas and Cody Brill of Harrisonville captured the two b-mains.

** Bobby Russell of Smithville, Missouri and Russell Niehoff of Lockwood, Missouri captured the front row for the B-Mod main event with Steve Clancy and Tim Powell, who drove to the B-Mod win the night before started just behind in row two. From the onset of the event, Niehoff showed he was going to be a top contender as the rest of the field battled for positions behind him.

** The B-Mod drivers searched all over the smooth but often times tricky track condition to find their preferred line. Credit to this group of drivers for moving around and searching for lines that suit their driving style. With Niehoff in command, a great battle from second to sixth ensued with Dakota Foster, Powell,
Jacob Ebert, Bobby Russell and Steve Clancy through the first half of the race. Clancy’s night unfortunately came to an early end while running third when he retired midway through the event.

** As the laps clicked off, Foster began his charge to the front by taking advantage of the caution restarts with Powell holding strong trying to fend off the advancing Ebert and Brad Smith. Just outside of the top five, Cody Brill marched from a b-main transfer position into the top ten with Luke Nieman also moving up into the top ten from twelfth on the grid. In the end, Niehoff drove the smoothest race of his life by holding steady on the restarts and keeping all pursuers behind him.

“That’s my first-ever win” Niehoff said, as he celebrated his first-ever victory. Foster crossed the line second with Tim Powell third. A pair of former track champions finished fourth and fifth. Rounding out the top ten were Bobby Russell, Cody Brill, Spencer Stephens, Luke Nieman, and Josh Stephens.

** The Lucas Cattle Company ULMA Late Models made their second appearance of the year with a strong field of 18 competitors on hand for competition in a pair of heat races and their 20-lap main event. Todd McCoin began the night strong with a convincing victory over Bobby Penney of Lawson, Missouri and Jon Binning. Cody Holtkamp of Holts Summit raced his way to the front in heat race number two with Dustin Hodges and Aaron Marrant following close behind in second and third.

** Penney and McCoin earned the most passing points from the heat races and started on the front row just ahead of Holtkamp and Binning. Penney immediately grabbed the top spot at the drop of the green flag with McCoin and Binning running strong behind him. A torrid pace was set by this talented field of drivers and racing surface was a perfect match for the wide-tired ULMA cars with intense battles throughout the field.

** Behind the lead trio, Holtkamp, Marrant, and Dustin Hodges fought for a position inside the top five with clean side-by-side racing just in front of Chris Cox, Lane Ehlert, and Bob King as they worked to advance to the front. Back up front, Penney had his hands full with McCoin and Binning with a fierce battle for the top spot, sometimes in heavy lapped traffic. Coming off of turn four after leading the way, Penney and Binning were fighting for the lead when John Ketterer’s ailing car was trying to come to the infield. While Binning was able to escape unscathed, Penney’s car made contact with Ketterer’s just out of the turn as the rear of his car went airborne. Penney made a miraculous recovery as he gathered his car back up and although he lost a few spots due to the incident he maintained speed and continued racing hard.

** With 18 straight laps of competition in the books, the pace was slowed by a caution in between turns one and two as Chris Cox and Lane Ehlert’s cars both came to a stall. After the lone caution of the event, a showdown was setting up. Just before the caution, Aaron Marrant had made his way towards the front in search of his sixth ULMA win and fifth in a row, as the two drivers threaded their way through lapped traffic.

** For the restart, Binning led the field with Marrant choosing to restart on the high side leaving McCoin on the inside. A quick two-lap shootout saw a determined Binning fire perfectly from the line leaving McCoin and Marrant to duke it out for second. As Binning went on to collect his first victory of the year, McCoin advanced to second by the end of the race with Holtkamp also coming forward to round out the podium.

Marrant slipped to fourth on the restart just in front of a determined Bobby Penney in fifth. Binning stated, “We’ve worked really hard on our setup,” and it paid off with the Warrensburg driver returning to victory lane. Dustin Hodges was sixth, just in front of 2009 ULMA Champion Kevin Kaiser, returning to the cockpit after many years of inactivity in seventh. Bob King, Ryan Petersheim, and Kevin Coyne completed the top ten.

** The Allstar Midgets made their first appearance of the year of three with a pair of heat races and a 15-lap main event for the 11 drivers on hand. Don Droud, Jr., began the night with a convincing win ahead of Wesley Smith and former B-mod driver Jason Billups of Holden. Tony Hudlin led an all Iola, Kansas top two with the victory in heat two ahead of Rick Murcko and Jason Walls.

** The fifteen-lap main event began with Droud jumping out to an early race lead over pole sitter Hudlin who slipped to third behind a determined Wesley Smith. Deep in the field, former CMS Allstar Midget feature winner Kory Schudy of Battlefield, Missouri began clicking off cars as he advanced towards the top five.

** A blistering pace was set by the Allstar drivers with the event going caution free for the distance. All the while, Schudy continued his march towards the front as he broke into the top five by mid-race. Wesley Smith stayed with Droud for the entire race distance and the two even made slight contact heading into turn one in a fierce battle for the lead. With the race coming to a close Hudlin lost the third spot to Schudy who fought hard to catch the lead due. For this appearance, Schudy simply ran out of laps as he caught the leaders on the white flag lap. Droud was strong and drove to his first-ever CMS Allstar Midget Series win over Wesley Smith and Schudy in third.

** In victory lane, Droud stated, “It’s a neat little race track, thanks for having us here.” Hudlin finished in the fourth spot just ahead of Rick Murcko. Rounding out the field were Billups, Jason walls, Merril Lamb, Robert Bell, Mike Epperson, and Mark Billings.

** Thirty-eight USRA Modifieds ventured to CMS for competition in five heat races, a pair of B-Mains and the 35-lap main event. Jon Sheets of Nevada opened the night with the victory in heat one over Matt Johnson and David Wood. Matt Dotson drove to the victory in heat two ahead of Tanner Mullens of Wichita, Kansas and Shayne Bailey.

Four-time Memorial Weekend special event winner Chad Lyle drove to the win in heat three over Robbie Reed and Aaron Marrant while Mayetta, Kansas driver Darron Fuqua topped Danny Scrogham and Kevin Blackburn in heat four. Jim Moody captured the fifth and final heat race ahead of Robbie Test and Dennis Elliott. Gunner Martin topped Shad Badder and Johnny Fennewald in the first b-main to transfer to the main e vent while Ryan Middaugh, Josiah Stephens, and Terry Schultz transferred from the second b-main.

** For the start of the $3,000-to-win, 35-lap main event, it was an all “Matt” front row with Matt Johnson and Matt Dotson garnering the most passing points to lead the way just ahead of Darron Fuqua and Tanner Mullens. Dotson quickly set the pace with Johnson left to fight for the second spot with a host of different drivers through the first third of the race, including Fuqua, Mullens, and Jon Sheets.

** The drivers were face with a tricky track surface as moisture crept back up into some of the sheep’s foot holes, sending some blow off up to the middle to high line. Through a series of several restarts for debris cautions, Dotson held strong up front but the battle for second was one for the ages with a determined Fuqua stepping out and trying to clean up the top of the racetrack nearly by himself. Credit given to where credit is due as Fuqua and sometimes additional drivers would attempt to get the top clean on the slow pace laps.

** On several occasions Fuqua pulled to the side of Dotson but was never able to advance to the front as time and time again Dotson repelled the Kansan’s repeated challenges. Tanner Mullens was a model of consistency all weekend long as he trailed the leaders consistently in third. Jon Sheets was also a solid contender until a late-race spin unfortunately ended an otherwise strong weekend at the front of the field of strong drivers.

** With just outside of five laps remaining as the event drew to a close, Kevin Blackburn put himself in the mix by having strong restarts as he became the latest to try to challenge race-long leader Dotson. Mullens held strong in third ad an intense battle for the rest of the top five ensued with Chad Lyle, Fuqua, Aaron Marrant, and Terry Schultz, who moved up from 24th on the field.

** One final restart gave Blackburn one more shot at claiming a win in the May special as his father, former Track Champion, Gary Blackburn, Jr., did in 2005. Blackburn drove to the low side in an attempt to get a run for the win but on this night it was Matt Dotson who added his name to the impressive list of Memorial Day weekend winners at CMS as he claimed the $3,000 top prize.

** Behind Dotson, track point’s leader Blackburn settled for second position with Mullens rounding out the podium in third. Chad Lyle finished the night strongly by rebounding to fourth ahead of Fuqua in fifth. Marrant rose from thirteenth to the sixth spot, one spot in front of Terry Schultz who came all the way from 24th on the grid to seventh. Finishing out the top ten were Shad Badder, who rose from 21st. Robbie Reed finished in the ninth position with Dean Wille moving from 17th to tenth. In victory lane, Dotson thanked Shad Badder and Prime Racing Products for helping him get to the winner’s circle.

** Next week marks the return of weekly championship racing with the USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks. Pit gates open at 4:30 with grandstands opening at 5. Adult General Admission is $12 with Military members with I.D. and Seniors 65 and over $10. Kids ages 6 to 12 are $5 with children 5 and under and senior citizens 75 and over free! Pill draw close for drivers is 6:15 (no passing points for late drivers), pit meeting takes place at 6:30 with hot laps at 7 and racing at 7:30.

** CMS recently announced the make-up event dates for the 5/21/16 rained out events, the dates are: Saturday, June 4th – Street Stock makeup, Saturday June 25th – USRA Modified makeup, and Saturday, July 9th for the B-Mod makeup. The B-Mods, who will pick up their event from lap 5 when the green flag flies again. Stay tuned to CMS press releases and the website and social media for future announcements.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Mention of driver names throughout this press release does not guarantee race appearances.

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!

Jason Ryun Takes Central Missouri Speedway Pure Stock Special while Tim Powell, Brett Wood, and Matt Dotson also Claim Victories!

May 30th, 2016

(Warrensburg, MO) The sun finally returned and after some hard work by the track maintenance crew, Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) fans and drivers took in a great night of racing to kick off the two-day Memorial Day race weekend!

Fans and drivers alike enjoyed some family time on the patriotic holiday weekend spending some time at CMS with 100 cars on hand. Jason Ryun from Kansas City celebrated his third CMS feature victory this year in the $500-to-win Pure Stock special feature. Matt Dotson from Hallsville, Missouri battled for the USRA Modified feature and claimed his first CMS feature win of the year. In the B-Mod feature, Tim Powell of Lansing, Kansas grabbed the win against another large field of drivers for his first-ever CMS feature win while Brett Wood from Warrensburg charged to his third feature victory in Street Stock action.
** The Pure Stocks opened the heat racing action with 18 drivers checked in for competition. Byron Glotzbach snatched the first heat win and Kyle Rowland crossed the finish line for the checkers in heat two. For the main event special, Joshua Parcell looked strong and led early in the race with Kyle Rowland, Jason Ryun and Byron Glotzbach battling in the top four. Darrin Christy then entered the mix using the high side to move into the top three. Ryun grabbed the lead from Parcell on lap
three and never looked back. Parcell ended his night after he hit a utility tire coming out of turn four.
* Ryun won the big money feature and mentioned in his interview he heard the other cars attempting to work around him. Glotzbach tried several times to pass Ryun, but finished second followed by Christy, Rowland, and newcomer, John Shaver from Lamar, Missouri, who rounded out the top five.

B-Mod drivers had another chance to improve their driving skills against a large field of 34 drivers registered for racing. During the three qualifying heat races Chris Jackson, Jacob Ebert, Andy Bryant, and Tim Powell claimed the wins.

The feature began as Ebert took charge up front early in the race. Jackson pressured Ebert throughout the race until his night ended after he collided with a utility tire off of turn four. Bryant, Troy Carlyle, and Powell also moved up into the top five to pressure Ebert. Late in the race, Powell used the middle groove to push past Ebert on the low side to claim his first-ever CMS feature win after an appearance nine years ago. Ebert stayed strong in second followed by Russell Niehoff, Colton Stevens from his B-main win, and Bobby Russell also out of the B-main into fifth. In the Street Stock division, drivers once again set their sights on Victory lane as 16 drivers zeroed in on setting up their cars for a heat wins. Brian Eckhoff claimed his first heat win in the opening heat while the final heat went to Clayton Campbell.

As the green flag flew for the feature start, Eckhoff had a good groove in the middle of the track and held off Campbell until midway through the race. Campbell worked the low side for the lead with Jay Prevete moving up past Eckhoff into the second spot. The final lap of the race saw Brett Wood put his car up in the middle to high side on the last lap to claim the win. Campbell hung on to second with Prevete third. Zack Smith, the young third-generation driver, ran his best race at CMS this season in fourth while former track champion Marc Carter moved up into fifth.

A healthy count of 32 USRA ‘Mighty’ Modified drivers checked in for racing. This week, during the Modified heat races the fans were once again thrilled to see some entertaining racing as Brian Johnson, Danny Scrogham, Gunner Martin, and Lewis Jackson claimed the heat wins.

The USRA modifieds are always exciting to watch at CMS and last evening was another thriller. Scrogham dove low into the first turn to lead early and led for the first 17 laps before a caution flag emerged. Jackson used the high side on the multi-grooved surface to maintain third. Meanwhile, Johnson stayed in the mix until late in the race when he suffered a mechanical issue after a restart in turn two ended his night.

Matt Dotson pressured Scrogham later in the race after several restarts and finally made it stick in turn one after it appeared Scrogham’s car couldn’t hold the low side. Chad Lyle also moved up with Aaron Marrant to battle in the top three until Lyle’s car had a mechanical issue on the final lap, which ended his night. Dotson prevailed in the end and claimed his first CMS USRA Modified win this season. Marrant hung on and grabbed the second spot after Lyle departed the track. Scrogham also moved back up into third for his best finish this season. Tanner Mullins inside the top five.

Sunday, May 29: Features a Cancer Awareness 50/50 Fundraiser, 2-seater car rides, and Karaoke with Char after the races in the all-new CMS Party Barn! Special Events Racing Featuring a $3,000-To-Win USRA Modified 35-lap main event. Also competing USRA B-Mods, ULMA Late Models, and the Allstar Midget Series. Pit Gates Open at 4:30, Grandstands at 5, Hot Laps at 7, and Racing at 7:30. Admission: Adults $15, Active-Duty Military $12, Seniors Age 65 and up $12, Kids Ages 6 to 12 Years $5, Children Five and Under Free! Seniors 75 Years and Older Free! All Pit Passes $35. On Race Day Call (660) 747-2166. Note, participating B-Mod drivers must possess a valid USRA license or purchase a temporary license on-site.

CMS has partnered with Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station to offer a 10% discount for drivers, crews, and fans making their way to CMS for the Memorial Day Weekend. Comfort Inn is located near the junction of Hwy 50 and Hwy 13 in Warrensburg. The physical address is 609 E. Russell Ave, Warrensburg, Missouri 64093. Phone:(660) 429-4848, be sure to ask for the CMS racer’s discount. For those who wish to camp for the weekend, CMS does allow camping; however, there are no dump sites and camping is primitive. All personnel staying on the grounds should let the CMS staff know at the main pit entrance office. All personnel are responsible for cleanup of their camping area on the grounds.

CMS recently announced the make-up event dates for the 5/21/16 rained out events, the dates are:

** Saturday, June 4th – Street Stock makeup, Saturday June 25th – USRA Modified makeup, and Saturday, July 9th for the B-Mod makeup. The B-Mods, who will pick up their event from lap 5 when the green flag flies again. Stay tuned to CMS press releases and the website and social media for future announcements.

Be sure to check out www.centralmissourispeedway.net for complete details on the Memorial Day Weekend plan of events, once you land on the site, look for the “Memorial Day Weekend Info” tab, which includes information on purses throughout the weekend, admission prices, start times, driver entry fees, and much more!

USRA Modified drivers should take note of the special bonuses offered by promoters Earl and Susan Walls for the big three summer holiday special events. For any driver who wins the Memorial Day $3,000-to-win race and then also wins the Tom Wilson Memorial over Independence Day weekend, and then goes on to win the $3,000-to-win race later in the year over Labor Day weekend, they will earn a $5,000 bonus for the clean sweep! If you add the base purse “to win” money for the three events together it totals $11,000, now add on another $7,500 in bonus money and that totals a whopping possible $18,500 going to a driver who sweeps all three events. However, there’s still a $2,500 bonus for any driver that doubles up and wins any two of the three big-money events this summer.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Mention of driver names throughout this press release does not guarantee race appearances.

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!

Memorial Day Weekend Special Events Up Next at Central Missouri Speedway!

May 26th, 2016

(Warrensburg, MO) After a heart-breaking end to last week’s events at CMS thanks to unexpected moisture ruining the evening, the staff at CMS is ready to swing the gates open for the first special events of the season this Saturday, May 28th and Sunday, May 29th!

The two nights of competition is highlighted by the USRA Modifieds competing for $3,000 to win on Sunday in addition to the weekly payout of $1,000-to-win on Saturday; this means one driver could go home with $4,000 for sweeping the weekend!

On Saturday, May 28th, Pure Stock drivers will compete in their annual Track Special Event for $500 to win! Promoters Earl and Susan Walls have waved track registration fees for the entire weekend in all classes and welcome any new drivers that wish to compete throughout the weekend. Note, pit passes are sold separately from entry fees for Pure Stocks on Saturday and USRA Modifieds on Sunday. For complete Memorial Day weekend information visit www.centralmissourispeedway.net.

Saturday, May 28: Weekly Racing Plus $500-to-Win Pure Stock Special Event! USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, and the Outlaw Mini Mods! Pit Gates Open at 4:30, Grandstands at 5, Hot Laps at 7, and Racing at 7:30. Admission: Adults $12, Active-Duty Military $10, Seniors Age 65 and up $10, Kids Ages 6 to 12 Years $5, Children Five and Under Free! Seniors 75 Years and Older Free! All Pit Passes $30.

Sunday, May 29: Features a Cancer Awareness 50/50 Fundraiser, 2-seater car rides, and Karaoke with Char after the races in the all-new CMS Party Barn! Special Events Racing Featuring a $3,000-To-Win USRA Modified 35-lap main event. Also competing USRA B-Mods, ULMA Late Models, and the Allstar Midget Series. Pit Gates Open at 4:30, Grandstands at 5, Hot Laps at 7, and Racing at 7:30. Admission: Adults $15, Active-Duty Military $12, Seniors Age 65 and up $12, Kids Ages 6 to 12 Years $5, Children Five and Under Free! Seniors 75 Years and Older Free! All Pit Passes $35. On Race Day Call (660) 747-2166. Note, participating B-Mod drivers must possess a valid USRA license or purchase a temporary license on-site.

CMS has partnered with Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station to offer a 10% discount for drivers, crews, and fans making their way to CMS for the Memorial Day Weekend. Comfort Inn is located near the junction of Hwy 50 and Hwy 13 in Warrensburg. The physical address is 609 E. Russell Ave, Warrensburg, Missouri 64093. Phone:(660) 429-4848, be sure to ask for the CMS racer’s discount. For those who wish to camp for the weekend, CMS does allow camping; however, there are no dump sites and camping is primitive. All personnel staying on the grounds should let the CMS staff know at the main pit entrance office. All personnel are responsible for cleanup of their camping area on the grounds.

CMS recently announced the make-up event dates for the 5/21/16 rained out events, the dates are: Saturday, June 4th – Street Stock makeup, Saturday June 25th – USRA Modified makeup, and Saturday, July 9th for the B-Mod makeup. The B-Mods, who will pick up their event from lap 5 when the green flag flies again. Stay tuned to CMS press releases and the website and social media for future announcements.

Be sure to check out www.centralmissourispeedway.net for complete details on the Memorial Day Weekend plan of events, once you land on the site, look for the “Memorial Day Weekend Info” tab, which includes information on purses throughout the weekend, admission prices, start times, driver entry fees, and much more!

USRA Modified drivers should take note of the special bonuses offered by promoters Earl and Susan Walls for the big three summer holiday special events. For any driver who wins the Memorial Day $3,000-to-win race and then also wins the Tom Wilson Memorial over Independence Day weekend, and then goes on to win the $3,000-to-win race later in the year over Labor Day weekend, they will earn a $5,000 bonus for the clean sweep! If you add the base purse “to win” money for the three events together it totals $11,000, now add on another $7,500 in bonus money and that totals a whopping possible $18,500 going to a driver who sweeps all three events. However, there’s still a $2,500 bonus for any driver that doubles up and wins any two of the three big-money events this summer.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Mention of driver names throughout this press release does not guarantee race appearances.

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!

Pepsi and L.J.S. Graphics Race Night at CMS Cut Short Due to Pesky Rain Showers!

May 25th, 2016

(Warrensburg, MO) Pepsi and L.J.S. Graphics Night at the Races produced some topnotch competition during heat race action but unfortunately after only one main event concluded after rains arrived, Mother Nature foiled what was sure to be an otherwise fantastic night of racing on a beautifully prepared track for the 71 drivers and fans in the stands.

A dozen Pure Stocks made their way to the track for a pair of heat races with Jason Ryun of Kansas City, Missouri claiming heat one over Gary Akers and last week’s main event winner, Larry Norris. For heat two, Topeka, Kansas driver Byron Glotzbach flew under the checkers first followed by Roger Detherage and Jason Ballard. In post-race inspection, the car of Ballard’s was too light at the scales, which moved Jeremy Lile into the third position.

Nineteen B-Mod drivers drove in three preliminary races with Curtis Berry of Raymore claiming the opening heat over Don Marrs and Mark Forrester. Jacob Ebert missed last week but it didn’t affect him at all as he claimed heat two over Colten Stevens and Chase Austin of Eudora, Kansas. The third and final heat race went to Bobby Russell of Smithville, Missouri in front of Dean Wille and Bill Small.

Street Stocks were up next for a pair of prelim heats for the 13 drivers as Troy Turley rocketed to the front to take the win from his fourth starting position over Brian Eckhoff and Jay Prevete. Brian Ziegler of Bates City, Missouri motored his way to a hat victory in the final Street Stock event as Clayton Campbell and Brian Inlow rounded out the top three.

A strong field of 27 USRA Modifieds took to the track for competition in four heat races with last week’s feature winner Gunner Martin picking up where he left off by claiming heat number one ahead of Jim Moody and Ronnie Woods. Kevin Blackburn kept his strong finishes going with the win over Brian Johnson and Dean Wille in heat two. Ryan Middaugh made his first CMS appearance of the year pay off with the win for heat three over Terry Schultz and Chad Lyle while Tim Karrick of Basehor, Kansas claimed the final heat ahead of Steve Twenter and Dean Bachner.

With sprinkles falling as early as the Modified heats, the pesky and persistent moisture continued as safety vehicles did their best to keep the track in time for the Pure Stocks to arrive for their main event. Gary Akers led the field to the initial green flag with Rodger Detherage and Byron Glotzbach in tow. Detherage stayed close to Akers as the pair raced just in front of Glotzbach and Ryun. A quick lap-five caution flag flew to slow the field but just as he had done prior to the slowdown Akers again kept on the throttle maintaining his advantage until lap 9 when another caution flew just as the white flag was in hand. Akers again was strong on the restart and left all pursuers to battle for second as he sailed on to claim his second feature win of the season. Detherage, Glotzbach, Amanda Akers, Rob Gard, and Larry Norris rounded out the top six.

When the B-Mods arrived for their main event, the rain continued falling through lap five of the 15-lap main event. Jacob Ebert and Curtis Berry were immersed in a fierce battle for the lead but as the showers worsened, promoter Earl Walls let the officials know the night was coming to an end.

Once makeup events are confirmed for all classes CMS will announce all of the dates well in advance of each of the makeup events for the USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, and the B-Mods, who will pick up their event from lap 5 when the green flag flies again. Stay tuned to CMS press releases and the website and social media for future announcements.

Next Saturday kicks off the first Summer Holiday and Special Events Racing of the year at CMS. Check out www.centralmissourispeedway.net for complete details on the Memorial Day Weekend plan of events, once you land on the site, look for the “Memorial Day Weekend Info” tab, which includes information on purses throughout the weekend, admission prices, start times, driver entry fees, and much more!

Saturday, May 28 at Central Missouri Speedway: Weekly Racing Plus $500-to-Win Pure Stock Special Event! USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, and the Outlaw Mini Mods! Pit Gates Open at 4:30, Grandstands at 5, Hot Laps at 7, and Racing at 7:30. Admission: Adults $12, Active-Duty Military $10, Seniors Age 65 and up $10, Kids Ages 6 to 12 Years $5, Children Five and Under Free! Seniors 75 Years and Older Free! All Pit Passes $30.

Sunday, May 29 features a Cancer Awareness 50/50 Fundraiser, 2-seater car rides, and Karaoke with Char after the races! Special Events Racing Featuring a $3,000-To-Win USRA Modified 35-lap main event. Also competing USRA B-Mods, ULMA Late Models, and the Allstar Midget Series. Pit Gates Open at 4:30, Grandstands at 5, Hot Laps at 7, and Racing at 7:30. Admission: Adults $15, Active-Duty Military $12, Seniors Age 65 and up $12, Kids Ages 6 to 12 Years $5, Children Five and Under Free! Seniors 75 Years and Older Free! All Pit Passes $35. On Race Day Call (660) 747-2166.

USRA Modified drivers should take note of the special bonuses offered by promoters Earl and Susan Walls for the big three summer holiday special events. For any driver who wins the Memorial Day $3,000-to-win race and then also wins the Tom Wilson Memorial over Independence Day weekend, and then goes on to win the $3,000-to-win race later in the year over Labor Day weekend, they will earn a $5,000 bonus for the clean sweep! If you add the base purse “to win” money for the three events together it totals $11,000, now add on another $7,500 in bonus money and that totals a whopping possible $18,500 going to a driver who sweeps all three events. However, there’s still a $2,500 bonus for any driver that doubles up and wins any two of the three big-money events this summer.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Mention of driver names throughout this press release does not guarantee race appearances.

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!

Pepsi and L.J.S. Graphics Race Night this Saturday at Central Missouri Speedway!

May 19th, 2016

(Warrensburg, MO) Another exciting edition of weekly championship racing is upon racers and fans set to roll in to Central Missouri Speedway this Saturday for Pepsi Night and L.J.S. Graphics Race Night. All four weekly race divisions will race for championship points in USRA Modified, Street Stock, B-Mod, and Pure Stock action.

Last week, Gunner Martin of Independence made a huge statement to any prospective challengers that he is definitely on a mission this year to claim as many main-event wins as he can during USRA Modified competition. Although Martin has two victories, he currently sits third in the standings behind Fulton, Missouri’s Kevin Blackburn, who posted yet another top-three finish last week as a model of consistency. Last year’s champion, Terry Schultz of Sedalia currently holds down second in the standings after last week’s runner-up finish. If you want to see the best USRA Modified drivers competing in the MO-KAN region, CMS is the track for you!

Brett Wood of Warrensburg also secured his second victory of the season last week by claiming the Street Stock main event. Wood is the defending champion in the division and currently sits tied atop the standings with previous feature winner Clayton Campbell of Otterville. Brian Eckhoff’s consistency keeps him high among the leaders as he trails the two leaders tied at the top by a mere 15 points.

A huge turn-out of 30 B-Mods checked in last week for competition in an action-filled night of racing as newcomer Patrick Royalty of Kansas City, Kansas collected the weekly payout of $500-to-win for his first ever CMS trip to victory lane and first ever victory. Troy Carlyle moved to the top of the standings after posting a runner-up finish during last week’s main event. Curtis Berry currently holds down second position followed by Dean Wille.

Pure Stocks also had an action-packed night last week with Larry Norris claiming his first-ever win. Rodger Detherage rides a wave of consistency to the top of this week’s Pure Stock standings with defending champion Jeremiah Wilson slipping to second after he experienced a DNF last week. Amanda Akers has climbed to third overall in the standings.

On Saturday, pit gates open at 4:30, grandstands at 5, driver pill draw cutoff is 6:15 (no passing points awarded if late check-in), pit meeting 6:30, hot laps at 7, and racing begins at 7:30. USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks. Just one more regular race week is scheduled before the first Summer Holiday and Special Events Racing takes place at CMS. Check out www.centralmissourispeedway.net for complete details on the Memorial Day Weekend plan of events, once you land on the site, look for the “Memorial Day Weekend Info” tab, which includes information on purses throughout the weekend, admission prices, start times, and much more!

USRA Modified drivers should take note of the special bonuses offered by promoters Earl and Susan Walls for the big three summer holiday special events. For any driver who wins the Memorial Day $3,000-to-win race and then also wins the Tom Wilson Memorial over Independence Day weekend, and then goes on to win the $3,000-to-win race later in the year over Labor Day weekend, they will earn a $5,000 bonus for the clean sweep! If you add the base purse “to win” money for the three events together it totals $11,000, now add on another $7,500 in bonus money and that totals a whopping possible $18,500 going to a driver who sweeps all three events. However, there’s still a $2,500 bonus for any driver that doubles up and wins any two of the three big-money events this summer.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Mention of driver names throughout this press release does not guarantee race appearances.

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!

Martin, Royalty, Wood, Griggs, and Norris Capture Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford Race Night Victories at Central Missouri Speedway!

May 17th, 2016

(Warrensburg, MO) Cool weather greeted fans and drivers at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) on Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford Race night during week four of the 2016 race season. On-track action kept things busy for fans with 96 cars competing in five divisions.

Gunner Martin from Independence claimed the USRA Modified feature for his second victory the season. In the wild B-Mod feature, Patrick Royalty from Kansas City, Kansas seized his first-ever win against another large field of drivers for his first win. Brett Wood of Warrensburg grabbed his second feature victory in the Street Stocks, and Larry Norris from Lone Jack celebrated his first feature victory of the season in the Pure Stocks. The traveling Midwest Mod-Lites visited CMS with long-time CMS participant Ed Griggs of Pleasant Hill driving to victory lane for his feature win.

The Pure Stocks opened the heat race action with 11 drivers checked in for competition. Roger Detherage grabbed the first heat win in front of Jason Ballard and Larry Norris. In heat two, Jeremiah Wilson crossed the finish line for the checkers with Gary Akers and Herb Dannar following.

For the Pure Stock main event, Jeremiah Wilson led early in the race and appeared to be in control until an incident ended his night after a hard hit with the front wall after contact with last week’s feature winner, Gary Akers, whom officials disqualified for rough driving. Former CMS regular Jeremy Lile then made his charge to the front, but his engine expired late in the race to end his night. Roger Detherage had to go to the tail of the field after an earlier incident but fought back later in the race to challenge Larry Norris up front. Norris stayed steady to the end and claimed his first feature win while holding off Detherage late in the race. Herb Dannar inherited the second spot at the checkers followed by Jason Ballard, Amanda Akers, and Detherage, who spun on the last lap attempting to make a long shot low side pass for the lead. The victory was the first for Norris.

B-Mod drivers had another chance to hone their driving skills against a large field of 30 drivers registered in the pits. During the five qualifying heat races, Kit Bailey won the opening heat ahead of Brett Wood and Dean Wille. Chad Staus was just ahead of Cody Frazon and Jimmy Cummins for the second heat race win. In heat three, Patrick Royalty claimed the win ahead of Jeremy Johnson and Dean Truelove. Curtis Berry came back from an earlier incident and crossed the finish line during the fourth just ahead of Cole Campbell and Rick Anderson. For the fifth and final heat, Cody Brill grabbed the win with Brad Moore and Bubba Small following. In the last-chance B-Main, Jake Richards claimed the win with Troy Carlyle close behind.

The B-Mod main event was a memorable race, but not for the sake of long green flag racing as several incidents forced an early end to the caution-filled event. Cool temperatures likely contributed to the misconceptions of several drivers as moisture rose back up through the ultra-smooth track creating a tricky and slick racing surface that threw many drivers for a loop, literally. Patrick Royalty took charge early in the race and stayed smooth despite some impatient moments from several drivers behind the leaders. Brett Wood and Curtis Berry battled for the win early on as Troy Carlyle charged to the top five from the B-main. However, despite the numerous restarts, Royalty never lost his rhythm and outdistanced his closest pursuers for his first-ever career win in his first-ever CMS race appearance. Carlyle moved to second late in the vent ahead of Wood, who was followed by Chad Staus and Kit Bailey, also making his first B-Mod appearance at CMS, rounding out the top five.

The Midwest Mod Lites were entertaining for the fans and it was great to see their return to CMS on the lightning fast clay oval as Donnie Dannar and Ed Griggs charged to the checkers for their respective heat wins. In the feature event, drivers drove hard to stay with Ed Griggs, a former CMS modified driver, as he charged into the lead. Griggs never relinquished the top spot from the start as Dannar, another former CMS modified driver, had a good battle with Dillon Rafferty and Chad Shartzer inside the top five. Griggs ultimately prevailed and happily received the feature trophy in victory lane stating, “I’ve been wanting this one for a long time!” Dillon Raffurty reeled in Griggs by race end but came up just short at the line for a strong runner-up finish. Dannar came away third in the race with Michael Raffurty fourth, and Shartzer, who made the trek from Abilene, Kansas, rounding out the top five.

In the Street Stock division, drivers once again set their sights on the winner’s circle as they competed in a pair of preliminary heat races. Jay Prevete took the top spot in heat one ahead of Brian Eckhoff and Chad Eickleberry while Brett Wood drove to the win in heat two in front of Brian Ziegler and Clayton Campbell.

As the green flag flew for the start of the main event, Prevete and Wood dashed into first turn on the initial lap with Prevete leading the way over Wood. However, it didn’t take too long for Wood to set the mark as he rocketed his way around Prevete to grab the lead. Prevete then had his hands full with Brian Ziegler and Clayton Campbell inside the top five as Devin Irvin joined in on the excitement late in the race as he was able to maneuver past Brian Eckhoff late in the race. Wood eventually hung on for his second win this season with Prevete second, Ziegler third, followed by Campbell and Irvin inside the top five.

This week during the USRA “Mighty” Modified heat races, fans were entertained to some of the best racing action this season as drivers attempted to maximize their starting feature positions. Kevin Blackburn edged Brian Johnson and David Wood in heat one. Gunner Martin crossed the finish line ahead Terry Schultz and Nathan Vaughn in heat two. The third heat saw Chad Lyle taking the checkers ahead of Tyler Shaw and Matt Johnson. In the fourth and final heat, Steve Twenter won ahead of Danny Scrogham and Tyler Schmidt.

The USRA Modified contingent at CMS is among the best in the country and always produce some of the best racing of the night at CMS and last night was no different. For the start of the 25-lap main event, Gunner Martin assumed command at the front of the field as fellow front row starter Kevin Blackburn ran close behind in second. Blackburn hounded Martin for nearly the entire race distance and was joined by last year’s track champion Terry Schultz in the closing laps with Matt Johnson and Chad Lyle putting on a display of clean driving and smart decision making as they mastered the race surface inside the top five.

Despite several attempts on the high and low side, Martin turned back Blackburn’s repeated challenges until late in the race when Schultz took advantage of the high side and made his way into the runner-up spot. Blackburn then had his hands full with a classic battle to the finish as Martin drove to his second Modified victory this season with Schultz claiming second one spot in front of Blackburn, who posted his third-straight top three finish. Matt Johnson made a late-race pace on last week’s feature winner Chad Lyle for the fourth position as Lyle brought his car home in fifth.

Next week at CMS marks L.J.S. Graphics and Pepsi race night featuring weekly racing in all divisions. Pit gates will open at 4:30, grandstands at 5, driver pill draw cutoff is 6:15, pit meeting 6:30, hot laps at 7, and racing at 7:30. USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks will all be in competition throughout the night.

Just one more regular race week is scheduled before the first Summer Holiday and Special Events Racing at CMS for the 2016 season. CMS added detailed event information to the track’s website at www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Once on the site, look for the “Memorial Day Weekend Info” tab, which includes information on purses throughout the weekend, admission prices, start times, and much more!

USRA Modified drivers should take note of the special bonuses offered by promoters Earl and Susan Walls for the big three summer holiday special events. For any driver who wins the Memorial Day $3,000-to-win race and then also wins the Tom Wilson Memorial over Independence Day weekend, and then goes on to win the $3,000-to-win race later in the year over Labor Day weekend, they will earn a $5,000 bonus for the clean sweep! If you add the base purse “to win” money for the three events together it totals $11,000, now add on another $7,500 in bonus money and that totals a whopping possible $18,500 going to a driver who sweeps all three events. However, there’s still a $2,500 bonus for any driver that doubles up and wins any two of the three big-money events this summer.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Mention of driver names throughout this press release does not guarantee race appearances.

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!

Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford Night Up Next at Central Missouri Speedway!

May 16th, 2016

(Warrensburg, MO) This Saturday at CMS is Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford Night at the races featuring Weekly Racing in All Divisions plus the return of the Midwest Mod Lites! Action gets underway with pit gates opening at opening at 4:30 followed by Spectator Gates at 5. Driver Pill Draw Cutoff is 6:15 (no passing points for
late-arriving drivers). The Pit Meeting takes place at 6:30, Hot Laps roll off at 7, and Racing begins at 7:30.

Last week, CMS resumed action with feature victories going to Chad Lyle in USRA Modifieds, Clayton Campbell in Street Stocks, Jacob Ebert in B-Mods, and Gary Akers in the Pure Stocks. Joining those four classes this week are the Midwest Mod-Lites, with the first of several CMS dates for the group. Ed Griggs and Donnie Dannar, both
former Modified driver sat CMS are two of the drivers looking forward to returning to CMS action, this time in Mod-Lite competition.

After three weeks of competition, the championship point standings in each division are starting to take shape. In USRA Modified action, Kevin Blackburn of Fulton, Missouri and son of two-time CMS Modified Champion Gary Blackburn, Jr., has taken over the lead in the standings by just 18 points over defending champion Terry
Schultz. Gunner Martin, Tim Karrick, and Shad Badder round out the top five.

Clayton Campbell of Otterville, Missouri takes command of the Street Stock standings by just nine markers over an impressive Brian Eckhoff of Higginsville. Defending champion Brett Wood holds down the third position just ahead of Jeremiah Wilson and Joshua Guy.

Jacob Ebert, defending B-Mod champion already has raced his way to a pair of main event wins this year and leads the standings ahead of the driver who chased him all season long last year, Troy Carlyle, of Kearney, Missouri. Curtis Berry has looked strong from the start of the season and holds down the third spot just ahead of Dean Wille and Bobby Russell.

Jason Ryun of Kansas City also owns a pair of victories this season and leads last week’s feature winner Gary Akers in the Pure Stock standings by just 17 points. Defending champion Jeremiah Wilson holds down the third position with Rodger Detherage and Amanda Sammons rounding out the top five.

Just two more regular race weeks are scheduled before the first Summer Holiday and Special Events Racing at CMS for the 2016 season. CMS recently added detailed event information to the track’s website at www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Once on the site, look for the “Memorial Day Weekend Info” tab, which includes information on purses throughout the weekend, admission prices, start times, and much more!

USRA Modified drivers should take note of the special bonuses offered by promoters Earl and Susan Walls for the big three summer holiday special events. For any driver who wins the Memorial Day $3,000-to-win race and then also wins the Tom Wilson Memorial over Independence Day weekend, and then goes on to win the $3,000-to-win race later in the year over Labor Day weekend, they will earn a $5,000 bonus for the clean sweep! If you add the base purse “to win” money for the three events together it totals $11,000, now add on another $7,500 in bonus money and that totals a whopping possible $18,500 going to a driver who sweeps all three events. However, there’s still a $2,500 bonus for any driver that doubles up and wins any two of the three big-money events this summer.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Mention of driver names throughout this press release does not guarantee race appearances.

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!

Central Missouri Speedway Victories go to Chad Lyle, Clayton Campbell, Aaron Marrant, Jacob Ebert, and Gary Akers!

May 10th, 2016

(Warrensburg, MO) Summer-like temps and great racing greeted fans in attendance on 95.3 FM KDKD Radio Race Night and Joslin’s Jewelry night at the races Saturday evening at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS). A total of 92 cars checked in for the night with 28 USRA Modifieds, 16 Street Stocks, 10 ULMA Late Models, 25 B-Mods, and
13 Pure Stocks.

It took a pair of heat races for the Pure Stock division to determine the main event lineup. Heat one went to Jason Ballard of Yates Center, Kansas, over Jimmy Smith and Roger Detherage. Heat two went to Gary Akers of Independence, Missouri, ahead of Jeremiah Wilson and Don Johnson.

Jason Ballard and Gary Akers began the Pure Stock main event with Wilson and Johnson close behind. Akers shot out to an early lead with Johnson and Ballard in tow. The first caution appeared on lap three for defending Pure Stock Champion Jeremiah Wilson when his car ended up facing the wrong way down the front stretch and Roger
Detherage’s going over the turn one area. Detherage was unable to continue but Wilson soldiered on. Ballard spun from contention a lap later while on lap seven just as Ryun grabbed the lead from Akers when Akers’ car spun around but never stopped after contact with the car of Larry Norris. Akers’ car kept moving during the entire incident and when the yellow flag flew for Norris, Akers went back to the front of the field for the restart.

As the laps wound down, Akers and Ryun raced hard for the victory with Johnson not letting the lead pair too far out of his sight, the lead duo touched a few times trying to sort out the lead position. Once the drivers gathered themselves back up for the final few laps, the leaders again had a little contact before Akers sailed
on to his first feature win of the year. Ryun finished in the second position followed by Johnson, Jimmy Smith, Wilson, and Norris.

It took four B-Mod heats and to determine the main event lineup for the drivers on hand. Shad Badder made a rare appearance in the B-mod ranks and found his groove early with a victory in heat race number one over Don Marrs and Chris Brockway.

Caleb Bray of Archie, Missouri, fought off a hard-charging Jake Richards and Spencer Stephens to claim heat two. Chad Staus advanced from third to claim heat three over Curtis Berry and Dean Wille and Jacob Ebert dominated heat four for the win over Bobby Russell and Troy Carlyle.

Shad Badder and Chad Staus led the big field of B-mods to the green with Bader quickly assuming command in front of the 94 of Jacob Ebert. Meanwhile Staus battled with Caleb Bray and Troy Carlyle early on. A caution for Chris Brockway and Bobby Russell on exit of turn four slowed the field on lap four. For the restart, Badder
led Ebert, Staus, Richards, Bray and Curtis Berry.

By lap 11, Ebert found his way to the front by overtaking Badder for the lead. During the late stages of the race, Ebert eventually pulled away for his victory with Badder settling for second. Troy Carlyle, Chad Staus, Jake Richards, and Caleb Bray completed the top six.

ULMA Late Models made their first appearance of the year with two heat races for the night. Jason Bodenhamer crossed the finish line first in the opening Late Model heat ahead of Bobby Penney and Lane Ehlert. Aaron Marrant blasted to the front in the second heat to claim the win over Bob King and former CMS Late Model Champion Jon Binning.

Marrant and Bodenhamer started the 20-lap ULMA event on the front row with King and Ehlert just behind. It didn’t take long for Marrant to make it known that he was the man to beat on this night. Bodenhamer held with Marrant for the entire race distance and even showed Marrant his nose a time or two. The race ran caution free for the first 18 laps until Bob Cummings car ended up spun out in turn four. For the green, white, checkered-flag finish, Marrant’s car was just too strong to catch as he recorded his third ULMA win of the young season. Bodenhamer threw everything in the book to try and pass Marrant finished second. Bob King ran a solid third, just in front of Emondson, Hodges, and Binning.

Street Stock drivers raced in a trio of heat races to determine their feature event starting grid. Windsor, Missouri’s Jay Prevete claimed the opening Street Stock heat race over Brian Ziegler and Brian Inlow. Brett Wood made his way to the front in heat two ahead of Brian Eckhoff and Clayton Campbell while Tebbetts, Missouri-based driver Ted Welschmeyer claimed the final heat ahead of returning to action Troy Turley.

If there was one race where the moon seemed full on Saturday night, it had to be the Street Stock main event. Brett Wood and Ted Welschmeyer brought the field of cars to the main event. Wood grabbed the point until a lap three caution flew. Welschmeyer experienced a flat tire early on in the event and retired from the race. Wood and Ziegler waged a classic battle inside the top five until Clayton Campbell came along to make it a three-way battle at the front.

Campbell hounded the 65 for much of the later stages of the event as the duo both tried to race as low on the track as humanly possible. Meanwhile, Brett Wood experienced a rare spin and had to go to the back for the restart, as the closing laps were upon the drivers. On the white-flag lap, the cars of Ziegler and Campbell
collided with Ziegler spinning out from the lead, leaving Campbell to run up front with Brian Eckhoff, who had a strong run inside the top three.

For the green, white, checkered-flag finish, Campbell brought the cars back up to speed; however, a second-consecutive caution flew for Brett Wood and Jay Prevete as they collided in turn four, marking an end to Prevete’s night. For the final restart, it was still Campbell showing the way and eventually going on to record his first main event win of the year ahead of a strong performance by Eckhoff in second, Troy Turley’s new Street Stock came away in third, just in front of Jason Ryun, a determined Brian Ziegler, and Ryan Roberts.

USRA Modifieds were in full force on Saturday with four preliminary heat races to begin their portion of the program. Heat one went to Fulton, Missouri’s Kevin Blackburn over Shad Badder and Eric Turner. Danny Scrogham fought off Gunner Martin and Jason Bodenhamer in heat two with Chad Lyle besting Terry Schultz and Lewis Jackson in heat three. The final heat of the night went to David Wood ahead of Brian Johnson and Tim Karrick. A b-main event sorted out the final three rows of the USRA Modified grid with Dean Wille capturing the victory.

Shad Badder and Gunner Martin earned the front row starting positions for the USRA Modified main event. Badder entered the night as the point’s leader while Gunner Martin has already claimed a victory this season. Badder set a blistering pace early on the event with Gunner Martin, Chad Lyle, and Kevin Blackburn securing positions
inside the top five.

On lap seven, Jim Moody, who was debuting a new car for the first time this season, spun to avoid catastrophe in turn four to draw an early cation, which ultimately relegated him to the tail of the field for the restart. Badder led Chad Lyle, Gunner Martin, Kevin Blackburn and Tim Karrick.

A lap later, Nathan Vaughn and Scotty Martin experienced troubles with Lyle still pacing the field. Badder’s night went from great to one he would just soon forget if given the choice as he spun in turn two to draw another caution on lap 13. By this time Lyle had sized the point with Blackburn, Karrick, Marrant, and Schultz.

The cars ran without a caution flag until the 33 of Lyle paced the field in front of Blackburn, Karrick, Marrant, sand Schultz. While nothing changed with the top 2 in the order, a furious battle between Karrick, Marrant, and Schultz ensued as the trio of drivers did all they could to hold on inside the top five. In the end, it was Lyle, who said, “this is my last year of racing,” in victory lane after taking the checkered flag. For the record, it is Lyle’s 33rd year of racing. Blackburn recorded a third-straight top-five run in second. Schultz advanced from twelfth to third by race end while Karrick claimed the fourth position. Aaron Marrant, Eric Turner, Gunner Martin, Eddie Bray Jr, Brian Johnson, and Dean Wille completed the top ten.

Next week at CMS is Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford Night Featuring Weekly Racing in All Divisions plus the return of the Midwest Mod Lites! Action gets underway with pit gates opening at opening at 4:30 followed by Spectator Gates at 5. Driver Pill Draw Cutoff is 6:15 (no passing points awarded for late-arriving drivers). The Pit Meeting takes place at 6:30, Hot Laps roll off at 7, and Racing begins at 7:30.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . 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!

Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) Ready to Resume Racing on Saturday!

May 6th, 2016

(Warrensburg, Mo) After an aggravating weather cancellation last week, the staff at CMS is ready to swing the gates open for racers and fans this Saturday for an exciting night of competition with USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks. Plus, the first appearance of the year of the ULMA Late Models!

The weekly payout for USRA Modified drivers is $1,000 to win/$160 to start. Street Stock payout is $400 to win/$50 to start, B-Mod drivers compete for $500 to win and $50 to start, while Pure Stock drivers race for $250 to win and $30 to start. There is no car count restrictions and all payouts are guaranteed! An anonymous fan has donated $100 to add to the ULMA winner’s share, which now makes the race worth $700 to win for Late Model drivers.

In honor of Mother’s Day, several women’s watches donated by Joslin’s Jewelry will be given away. Action begins with Pit Gates opening at 4:30, Grandstands at 5, Driver’s Pill Draw Cutoff is 6:15 (no passing points for late drivers), Pit Meeting begins at 6:30, Hot Laps at 7, and Racing begins at 7:30. Adult Admission is $12, Military w/I.D. $10, Seniors 65+ $10 and College Students w/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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . 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!

Central Missouri Speedway Canceled for Saturday, April 30th!

May 1st, 2016

Due to wet and saturated grounds, racing for Saturday, April 30th at Central Missouri Speedway is cancelled. Join us next Saturday, May 7th for KDKD 95.3 ‘Today’s New Hit Country’ Race Night w/Joslin’s Jewelry featuring USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, Pure Stocks, and ULMA Late Models.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . 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!

UCM Race Night Victories Go to Matt Johnson, Stephen Muilenburg, Brian Ziegler, and Jason Ryun at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS)!

April 26th, 2016

(Warrensburg, Mo) Week two of the 2016 race season produced exciting racing for fans throughout the evening on University of Central Missouri race night at CMS. Matt Johnson of Archie, Missouri claimed the USRA Modified feature for his first victory the season. The B-Mod feature had Stephen Muilenburg from Sparta, Missouri competing against a tough field of drivers for his feature win. Brian ‘Ziggy’ Ziegler of Bates City, Missouri took home his first CMS feature win this season in the Street Stocks while Jason Ryun from Kansas City grabbed his second feature in a row in the Pure Stock division.

Pure Stocks opened the heat racing action night with 16 drivers checked in for competition. Jason Ryun grabbed the first heat win in front of Jeremiah Wilson and Jimmy Smith. In heat two, Byron Glotzbach claimed the win with Derek Williams and Jason Ballard following. Heat three had Darrin Christy flying the checkers over Gary Akers and Rob Gard.

The Pure Stock feature event started with Glotzbach as the early race leader with Ryun in close pursuit. Glotzbach had Ryun and Gary Akers attempting to work around him for the lead. Derek Williams was in the top five when he spun off of turn four on lap six. Finally, Ryun made his move to the front and never looked back. In the end Ryun crossed the line for his second victory with Glotzbach second, Darrin Christy third, followed by Gary Akers and Roger Detherage. In post-race technical inspection, Glotzbach’s car did not meet rules specifications and he was disqualified from the finish.

B-Mod drivers had another chance to test their skills with a competitive field of 19 drivers checked in. During the three qualifying heat races, Curtis Berry won the initial heat race ahead of Cody Brill and Ernie Walker. Kaleb Bray was just ahead of Stephen Muilenburg and Cody Frazon for the win in the second heat. Troy Carlyle crossed the finish line first ahead of Jacob Ebert and Dean Wille for the victory in heat three.

The B-Mod main event began with Muilenburg and Brill charging hard into the first turn as Muilenburg emerged with the lead with Brill stopping on the track with a flat tire. He was able to change the tire and return to racing. Jacob Ebert then made his presence known as he stalked Muilenburg for the remainder of the race. Troy Carlyle tangled in turn two with Leroy Morrison but never came to a complete stop and was able to return to his third-place spot in the race. Muilenburg was steady to the end and crossed the line ahead of Ebert. Carlyle finished third with Chad Staus coming from 13th to fourth and Dean Wille rounding out the top five.

In the Street Stocks division, drivers tuned their setups again this week to figure out a way around Warrensburg driver Brett Wood, who started the season in victory lane last weekend. The two heat race winners included Brian Inlow in the first heat ahead of Warren Hawthorne and Jeremiah Wilson. Brian Ziegler claimed the second and final heat race with Brett Wood and Clayton Campbell following.

As the green flag flew for the feature start, Ziegler dashed into first turn on the initial lap. Wood and Campbell worked behind him looking for an advantage. Ziegler pulled away on lap nine but a caution for Hawthorne bunched up the field for the restart. Ziegler kept Wood and Campbell behind him and eventually went on to claim his first win after working on the car until the early hours. Campbell drove his way past Wood into second as Wood settled for third. Brain Eckhoff worked his way up from tenth on the grid to a fourth-place finish. Robert Brown made his first night a racing in six years a memorable one with a fifth place finish.

This week the fans were entertained to close-quarters racing action in the highly competitive USRA Modified heat races as drivers attempted to maximize passing points with their heat race finishes. Shad Badder edged Brian Johnson and Eddie Bray, Jr., in heat one. Tim Karrick crossed the line ahead of Matt Johnson and Terry Schultz in heat two. The final heat of the night had Darron Fuqua taking the checkers in front of Kevin Blackburn and Gunner Martin.

The USRA modifieds once again showed their skills on the multi-grooved and smooth surface as Shad Badder led the early portion of the 25-lap feature. Brian Johnson and Kevin Blackburn battled early up front in the top three. Tim Karrick was also in the mix in the top five along with Darron Fuqua utilizing the high side of the
track. Matt Johnson then started his move to the front also using the high side to eventually grab the lead on lap 11 and held on until the end. Terry Schultz’s car slowed on the restart on turn four, which led to some chain reaction damage for Dean Wille, who had to leave the race with heavy damage. When the race returned to green-flag conditions, the side-by-side, lap-after-lap battles were intense among drivers inside the top five as Badder, Matt Johnson, Blackburn, Fuqua, and Chad Lyle raced inside the top five.

Johnson proved to be resilient as the double checkers flew when he drove into ictory lane with a well- deserved USRA feature win, his first at CMS this year. Badder hung onto second while Blackburn edged out Fuqua at the line for a tight third place finish. Chad Lyle advanced from eleventh on the starting grid to score a solid fifth-place finish.

Next Saturday, April 30th is Whiteman Air Force Base Night at the Races featuring Weekly Racing with USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, & Pure Stocks Plus Guest Class Midwest Mod Lites featuring the Camp Valor Team 327 Mod Lite! Pit Gates Open at 4:30, Grandstands at 5, Hot Laps at 7, and Racing at 7:30. Adult Admission is $12, Active/Retired Military w/I.D. $5, Seniors 65+ $10, Kids 6 to 12 years $5, children five and under free, all pit passes $30. Wounded Warriors & Immediate Family Receive Free Grandstand Admission with valid VA I.D. card.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . 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!

University of Central Missouri Race Night at Central Missouri Speedway

April 22nd, 2016

(Warrensburg, MO) The 2016 season is underway and this weekend championship points racing continues with University of Central Missouri (UCM) race night at CMS. USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks will compete in preliminary and main event races throughout the night as drivers look to start the season strong to establish themselves in the point’s chases.

In honor of UCM Night at the Races, all UCM students with a current and valid UCM Student I.D. will receive half-priced grandstand admission at just $5! Last weekend, the season began with Gunner Martin of Independence, Missouri capturing his first-ever USRA Modified victory at CMS. Both Jacob Ebert (B-Mods) and Brett Wood (Street Stocks) started their 2016 seasons where they left off with their championship seasons from last year by claiming victories in their respective divisions. Jason Ryun of Kansas City took the honors of claiming the first Pure Stock main event of the year.

On Saturday, Pit Gates open at 4:30, followed by grandstands at 5, driver pill draw cutoff is 6:15 (no passing points if driver draws after cutoff), Pit Meeting takes place at 6:30, Hot Laps begin at 7, followed by racing at 7:30. Adult General Admission is $12, Military w/I.D. and Seniors 65+ $10, kids ages six to twelve $5, kids five and under are free!

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . 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!

CMS Warrensburg Chamber Night Wins Go to Martin, Wood, Ebert, and Ryun!

April 18th, 2016

(Warrensburg, MO) Central Missouri Speedway’s Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce Night at the Races drew a solid crowd to the grandstands for competition in USRA Modified, Street Stock, B-Mod, and Pure Stock competition. All total, 69 drivers competed throughout the night in the four divisions.

Pure Stocks began the night with their qualifying heat races with 16 drivers on hand in this continually growing car class. Jason Ryun outran Don Johnson and Gary Akers in heat one, Jimmy Smith bested Scott Martin and Darrin Christy in heat two, while defending Pure Stock champion, Jeremiah Wilson, raced to the win in the third heat over Rodger Detherage and Jason Burden.

B-Mods were next to hit the stage for three heat races ran for the 18 drivers on hand. Cody Frazon outlasted Bill Small and Johnny McGinnis in heat one. Last year’s champion, Jacob Ebert, crossed the checkers ahead of Dean Wille and Don Marrs in heat two, while sixth-starting Curtis Berry claimed heat three over Terry Wilburn and Bobby Russell.

Brett Wood picked up right where he left off last year on his quest to defend his Street Stock dominance by claiming head ahead of Brian Inlow and Clayton Campbell. Jay Prevete of Windsor, Missouri claimed heat two over Brian Eckhoff and Darren Phillips.

The ‘Mighty’ Modifieds were last to hit the track for their qualifying heat races with Steve Twenter pulling off a huge win over Tim Karrick and Tyler Shaw. Kevin Blackburn claimed the second heat race over Donnie Fellers and Lewis Jackson, while Shad Badder flew the checkers in heat three over Gunner Martin and Nathan Vaughn.

Main events closed out the night and the Pure Stocks were the first division to take to the track for their featured race. Jason Ryun and Jimmy Smith set the pass early as Ryun ultimately come out with the early race lead. On lap four, the first caution flag flew for Derek Williams. When the race resumed Ryun sat atop the standings with Smith, Detherage, Johnson, and Akers. On lap seven, the caution appeared again for Williams and the car of Rob Gard. For the restart, Ryun continued to lead the vent until a lap-10 caution flew.

After the final restart, Darrin Christy made things interesting in the race’s final stages as he closed in on race-long leader Ryun but had to settle for second at the end of the night with Ryun grabbing the first Pure Stock main event of the year. Christy, Smith, Detherage, Akers, and Jeremiah Wilson. Unfortunately, Smith’s car did not pass technical inspection and was disqualified from the events final rundown leaving the official finish as Ryun, Christy, Detherage, Akers, Wilson, and Don Johnson.

B-Mods hit the track next for their 15-lap main event. Curtis Berry and Jacob Ebert led the field of 18 to the initial green flag with Cody Frazon and Bill Small close behind. Terry Wilburn encountered a spin on lap four while solidly running inside the top five while not long after Johnny McGinnis and Dean Wille also encountered misfortune not long after, although Wille later returned after his UCM/SAE pit crew changed a tire allowing him to return to the race.

Ebert led Frazon, Berry, Marrs and Brill at this point in the race as Jason Reeves’ night ended with an excursion off the turn four area. A lap later, the caution flew again for debris on the speedway with Ebert still leading Berry and Frazon. Last year’s champion Jacob Ebert was too much to handle on this night as he marched to his first win of the season. Behind Ebert were Berry, with his best-ever CMS finish along with Frazon in third, Marrs fourth, and Brill sixth.

Brett Wood and Jay Prevete began the main event at the front of the field with Brian Inlow and Brian Eckhoff in tow. Wood shot out to an early race lead while Prevete did all he could to keep Wood within his grasp. A few cars suffered mechanical woes on opening night. Brian Inlow’s night came to a crashing to a halt with an encounter with the lapped machine of Nick Engelhardt. Both drivers were unable to continue.

Jason Ryun, who also won in the Pure Stick division earlier in the night, wasn’t so lucky in his Street Stock as a left rear flat tire ended his bid for a solid top-three run. Wood cruised to an easy victory over Prevete, Eckhoff, Campbell, Darren Phillips, and Wilson to round out the top six.

The night closed with a 25-lap Modified Main Event. Kevin Blackburn and Sedalia, Missouri driver Steve Twenter started the night up front to lead the field to green after a couple of false starts slowed the event. Blackburn and Badder had a whale of a battle near the front for the entire race distance and also while in the lead. Just when everyone thought it would be a Blackburn/Badder duel to the finish, Gunner Martin blasted around both drivers on the low side off turn two.

Travis Ruff drew a caution early in the event as Martin continued to leave Badder, Lewis Jackson, and Tyler Shaw. Former USRA National Champion Matt Dotson was an early retiree as was Matt Plumb. A lap 8 caution involved Nick Pence, Small, Wille, David Wood, and Jimmy Eaton. Martin led the fast-paced field to the green while keeping a short time later another caution flew a lap later for the 1x car of Matt Johnson and #68 Dean Wille. Additional cautions flew on 9, 14, and 15.

In the end, it was Martin, who stepped up his game from last season grabbing a huge victory of Badder, Blackburn, thirteen-starting Terry Schultz, Karrick, and Tyler Schmidt. All classes return again next weekend for University of Central Missouri (UCM) race night. All UCM students with a valid student I.D. will receive $5 for the grandstands. Stay tuned to future CMS press releases this coming week for more information.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . 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!

Central Missouri Speedway 2016 Season Begins Saturday!

April 16th, 2016

(Warrensburg, MO) After a successful car show and evening practice session last week, Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) owners Earl and Susan Walls and the track staff are poised to begin the twenty-first year of operations under the CMS moniker this Saturday, April 16.

During last week’s car show sponsored by RE/MAX United, attendees viewing the cars voted on their best-appearing vehicle and the results of the ‘best in show’ in all four weekly racing divisions will be unveiled prior to the night’s regularly scheduled events take place as the winners will carry the opening ceremony flags and then be presented with their plaques.

CMS wishes to thank the following drivers for attending pre-season events this year including the Fourth Annual Car Show and Mavericks Hockey Game Car Show held earlier in the year: #44 B-Mod Dean Truelove, #44b Pure Stock Jason Burden, #12 B-Mod Olen Stephens, #28s B-Mod Bill Small, #47 Mod Lite Ed Griggs, #33 Street Stock Joshua Guy, #94 B-mod Jacob Ebert, #5 B-mod Buddy Thompson, #53k Pure Stock Larry Norris, #68 B-mod Dean Wille, #58 Pure Stock and #58 Street Stock Jeremiah Wilson, Rob Hardwick Street Stock, #73b Modified Shad Badder, #21D Street Stock Dalton Phillips, #51 Pure Stock Rob Gard, #007 Pure Stock Jason Ballard, #03 Pure Stock Jimmy Smith, #03b B-Mod Chris Brockway, #48 Micro Sprint Larry Dady, #00 Micro Sprint Jake Riley,
#93 Non-Winged Sprint Car Taylor Walton, and #22 Mod-Lite Brandon Mixon.

USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks once again make up the weekly race program at CMS. Each week through Labor Day weekend the track will come to life with Pit Gates opening at 4:30 followed by Spectator Gates at 5. Driver Pill Draw Cutoff is 6:15 (no passing points awarded for late-arriving drivers). The Pit Meeting takes place at 6:30, Hot Laps roll off at 7 and Racing begins at 7:30.

Weekly admission prices are the exact same as last year: $12 for Adults, $10 for Active-Duty Military w/I.D. and Senior Citizens 65 years and over. Kids ages Six to Twelve years are $5 while children five and under are free. All Pit Passes are $30. Pricing will change for special event weekends during the Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day Sunday night race programs. Drivers are reminded that beginning in 2016, all golf carts and all-terrain vehicles must be registered prior to be used on the speedway grounds. The form is located under the Drivers tab on the website landing page. Season passes are being offered for a very limited time, call Susan Walls at 816-229-1338 for more info or on Race Day call 660-747-2166.

Over the off-season, the track received a new front stretch fence and a new pit-side concessions stand with additional new signage and a few coats of new paint on some of the perimeter buildings. The former front-stretch concessions stand is in the process of being renovated in time for the Memorial Day weekend after-race Karaoke and Barn Party. CMS also welcomes new track maintenance man Todd Johnson to the team this season. All other officials are returning once again this season. All drivers and teams who previously offered to donate side panels and hoods to decorate the barn walls with may bring their donation to CMS any time prior to Memorial Day weekend with drop off to track announcer Sam Stoecklin.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . 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!

Car Show and Practice Await Central Missouri Speedway Fans and Drivers!

April 7th, 2016
(Warrensburg, MO) Central Missouri Speedway has a pair of events on the radar this weekend prior to opening night the following Saturday with the Fourth-Annual CMS Car
Show and the lone test and tune practice session following the car show later in the evening.

Saturday begins with the Car Show taking place at the Hawthorne Plaza Shopping Center located at 1125 N Simpson Drive in Warrensburg, Missouri (located behind
Wal-Mart) in front of the RE/MAX United, who is sponsoring the ‘Best Appearing’ plaques as voted on by car show attendees. Warrensburg will be a buzz with a classic
car show and Old Drum Days events on Saturday along with the track’s car show. Car show attendees may take photos with the drivers and have the rare opportunity to see
the cars up close. Fans may also pick up a track schedule for the coming season.
Once the car show finishes up at 3 p.m. drivers will head to the track for the one and only test and tune practice session of the year. Pit gates will open at 3:30
with practice beginning soon after and lasting until approximately 8 p.m. Fans may attend the practice session for free in the pit-side grandstands. The front side
will not be open. All pit passes are $30 for the practice session.
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
info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . 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, 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!

To join the CMS business partner team, call Susan Walls at (816) 229-1338. No calls after 8 p.m. please. Stay tuned to www.centralmissourispeedway.net for further
announcements regarding pre-season events.  Drivers are reminded that beginning in 2016, all golf carts and all-terrain vehicles must be registered prior to be used on
the speedway grounds. The form is located under the Drivers tab on the website landing page.

Central Missouri Speedway Remains Active through the Off-Season!

January 27th, 2016

(Warrensburg, MO) Opening night of the 2016 season at CMS is still over 80 days away; however, the staff remains busy and active even during the off-season. As reported earlier, 2016 marks the twenty-second year of operations at the track for owners and promoters Earl and Susan Walls.

Although it’s January and temperatures are near freezing, CMS already has two pre-season events under its belt for the year. In early January, several drivers participated in the annual registration and rules review meeting and just last weekend, CMS once again had a successful outing at the annual Bodee’s Racers Auction and Trade Show in Sedalia. To date, over 40 drivers have registered their name and number among the track’s four weekly racing divisions.

In the Pure Stock division, Don Johnson, Darrin Christy, Scott Martin, Amanda Sammons, Jason Ryun, Gary Akers, Rob Gard, Jason Cochran, and defending champion Jeremiah Wilson have completed their pre-season registration. Veteran driver Herb Dannar recently threw his name into the mix of Pure Stock drivers for the coming season.

Over the last couple seasons, Pure Stocks quickly became a fan favorite for close competition among drivers. This year is expected to be a breakout season for the division as the Walls recently announced a significant bump in the Pure Stock purse for 2016. The weekly event winner will now take home $250 for their efforts, which
is double that of last year’s winner’s share. The start-money also sees an increase to $30.

B-Mods remained strong in 2015 averaging twenty-plus cars per week and 2016 is shaping up to be even stronger as the Walls have also increased the purse for B-Mod participants. The winner will now take away $500 for their efforts, up from $350 last year. Without question, B-Mods are the fastest growing class in dirt-track
racing throughout the Midwest. CMS was one of the first tracks in the region to add the division to its weekly program.

Pre-registered B-Mod drivers for 2016 include Rick Anderson, Chad Staus, Buddy Thompson, Olen Stephens, Bill Small, last year’s runner-up Troy Carlyle, Dean Truelove, Terry Wilburn, Dallas White, Bradly Moore, 78-year old Ernie Walker, Cody Brill, and defending champion Jacob Ebert.

The Street Stock division ended 2015 with a bit of uncertainty; however, by December things quickly turned around for this fan-favorite division as several area tracks’ rules became more aligned, setting up what is sure to be one of the most competitive seasons in recent memory for the division. The winning Street Stock driver each week will take home $400 for the win, a $100 increase from last season.

This year’s stellar group of pre-registered Street Stock drivers includes last year’s champion Brett Wood and championship runner-up driver, Troy Turley. In addition to veteran driver Chad Eickleberry and up-and-comer Zack Smith, Derek Henson, Ted Welschmeyer, Brian Eckhoff, Jay Prevete, Clayton Campbell, Brian Inlow,
Jeremiah Wilson, and past champion Brian Ziegler also pre-registered for racing at CMS. B-Mod standout Jacob Ebert also entered his name in the mix of pre-registered Street Stock drivers.

Defending Modified Track Champion Terry Schultz of Sedalia, who finished second in the national USRA Modified Standings last season, leads the group of pre-registered Modified drivers for the coming year, Justin Plumb, veteran driver Richard Kimberling, Jason Bodenhamer, Dean Wille, Danny Scrogham, and former B-Mod driver
Richard Brainard have all completed early season registration for the USRA Modified division.

Off-season projects continue at the track with a new pit-side concessions stand and officials’ work area under construction; work recently began on the new front stretch fencing and work will soon begin on the new lighting system for the speedway as weather permits. These are the active projects that are going on at the speedway for 2016.

Opening night at CMS is Saturday, April 16th for Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce Night at the Races. After week one, 23 additional nights of racing remain with events running through early September. ULMA Late Models, Midwest Mod Lites, Allstar Midget Series, and Lightning Sprints are all set for guest class appearances
throughout the year.

The first special event of the season takes place on Memorial Day weekend for two nights of racing beginning Saturday, May 28th when Pure Stocks compete for their $500-to-win special event. Then, on Sunday, the 29th, Modified drivers have $3,000 on the line during a 35-lap main event. Joining in on the night two action is the
Allstar Midget Series, USRA B-Mods, and ULMA Late Models.

The track’s biggest race of the year takes place over the Independence Day Weekend when the Eleventh Annual Tom Wilson Memorial begins on Saturday, July 2nd with Street Stock drivers gunning for a $1,500-to-win 25-lap special event along with night one qualifying for the following night’s $5,000-to-Win, $1,000-to-Start, Modified main event. Racing resumes the next night on Sunday, July 3rd with night two qualifying and the 50-lap big money Modified finale. Additionally, ULMA Late Models compete in their ‘Triple Crown Shootout’ for $1,000-to-win, USRA B-Mods join in on the action, and a full fireworks show caps the evening.

The final special event of the year takes place during the Labor Day weekend with B-Mods highlighting the program on Saturday, September 3rd with a $1,500-to-win 25-lap special event. On Sunday, September 4th Modified drivers compete for a cool $3,000-to-win during a 35-lap main event along with USRA B-Mods, ULMA Late Models, and the Allstar Midget Series. Bonuses await any Modified driver winning at least 2 of the three big-money specials; a bigger bonus awaits any one driver sweeping all three of the track’s major events.

CMS is seeking a track maintenance person for the 2016 race season. Serious applicants must be experienced and possess proper credentials for operating heavy equipment used for weekly track preparation. Track equipment includes heavy-duty tractors, box blade, grader, sheep’s foot roller, standard water truck, and terragator water truck. CMS is also in search of a parts and tires service retailer. Prospective companies or independent dealers will be expected to be present during race nights. Prospective applicants should call Earl or Susan Walls at the CMS business line at (816) 229-1338. No calls after 8 p.m. please.

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 . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to
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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, 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!

Central Missouri Speedway Looks Ahead to 2016 Race Season!

December 29th, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) The 2015 season is now in the rearview mirror for Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) and it is time for the track to turn its attention to the 2016 season, which marks owners and promoters Earl and Susan Walls twenty-first year of operations.

The CMS staff is busily putting together plans for all division special events for next season and is currently pursuing potential business partners for the big three holiday special event weekends, which all feature two straight nights of racing.

The tentative 2016 race schedule may be found at www.centralmissourispeedway.net. The schedule features 24 nights of racing with opening set for Saturday, April 16th. Weekly classes for 2016 remain USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks.

Once again, guest classes are scheduled on various race nights throughout the year to add variety to the race programs. As previously announced in an earlier CMS press release, ULMA Late Models have six appearances at CMS scheduled next season, anchored by the finale of the group’s annual ‘Triple Crown Shootout’ as part of the spectacular CMS Independence Day weekend. Additionally, the Allstar Midget Series has three race appearances scheduled with all three events taking place during the summer holiday weekends.

CMS most recently secured several dates with the still growing and increasingly popular Mod-Lite group, which is branching out and competing at several area tracks for their 2016 season. There are six race dates for the Mod-Lite group at CMS next season, with Saturday dates falling on April 30, May 14, June 11, July 30, August 6, and August 20.

Next year’s special-events begin with the Memorial Day weekend on Saturday, May 28th with two straight nights of increased purses for USRA Modifieds (to be announced) while Pure Stock drivers shoot for a $500-to-win event. B-Mods and Street Stocks will take part in night-one action. On Sunday, May 29th USRA Modifieds return for a second-straight night of action and an increased purse structure to be announced. USRA B-Mods, Allstar Midget Series, and ULMA Late Models will round out the night-two program.

The 11th Annual Tom Wilson Memorial (TWM) event, which is held over two nights during the Independence Day weekend, is going to be bigger than ever in 2016. Known as one of the premiere Modified events in the Midwest, the 50-lap race honoring long-time announcer Tom Wilson will pay a whopping $5,000 to the winner and $1,000 just to start. If the winning driver of the event turns out to be the same driver of the Memorial Day weekend special, the driver will capture a $2,500 bonus on top of the winning payout!

The TWM begins on Saturday, July 2nd with night one Modified qualifying, during which 12 drivers will lock themselves onto the main event starting grid. The Street Stock division also competes on night one with drivers gunning for a $1,500-to-win special event. Pure Stocks, B-mods, and the Allstar Midget Series round out the night one program.

For night two of the TWM weekend, Modifieds return for another round of qualifying on the way to locking in 12 more drivers for the $5,000-to-win main event. USRA B-Mods and the ULMA Late Models, who will be participating in the finale of their Triple Crown Shootout, will also compete. The track will celebrate our Nation’s birthday with another spectacular fireworks show after racing concludes to close out the weekend.

The final special-event weekend for 2016 begins on Saturday, September 3rd with Modifieds gunning for added purse money while B-Mods participate in their annual $1,500-to-win special. Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, and (tentatively) Lightning Sprints round out the night one program. Modifieds return for another night of increased purse money on September 4th; USRA B-Mods, Allstar Midget Series, and ULMA Late Models round out the night two Labor Day weekend race program. Labor Day weekend special-event formats and purse structures will be announced at a later date.

If the winner of the final Modified Special event of the year is the same winner of the featured race of the weekend during the Memorial Day and Independence Day weekends, the driver will walk away with a hefty $5,000 bonus on top of the already huge payouts for sweeping all three big-money events at CMS in one year!

Local driver Shad Badder has again offered his two-seater Modified to help CMS raise funds for three separate charities during all three of the special-event weekends. Fans will have chance to purchase laps with Shad around CMS during part of the race program. Money raised from the rides will go to a designated Breast Cancer Awareness group, the American Heart Association, and Homes for Our Troops.

CMS is seeking an experienced track maintenance person for the 2016 race season. Serious applicants must be experienced and possess proper credentials for operating heavy equipment used for weekly track preparation. Track equipment includes heavy-duty tractors, box blade, grader, sheep’s foot roller, standard water truck, and terragator water truck. CMS is also in search of a parts and tires service retailer. Prospective companies or independent dealers will be expected to be present during race nights. Prospective applicants should call Earl or Susan Walls at the CMS business line at (816) 229-1338. No calls after 8 p.m. please.

Drivers have two opportunities to save $10 on their 2016 Track Registration. The first opportunity comes on Saturday, January 9th during the annual CMS Registration Event held at the ABC Building on the Grounds of Grover Park in Warrensburg, Missouri. From Maguire St (Hwy 13 through Warrensburg), take East North Street past the King’s Chef Chinese Restaurant heading east. The ABC Building is on the right side just past the tennis courts as you start to go downhill. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to Noon. Here is the address you can plug in your favorite directions app: 416 Commander Wilkes Drive, Warrensburg, Missouri 64093.

The final chance to save $10 on registration takes place during the annual Bodee’s Racer’s Auction and Trade Show at the CMS vendor booth. The event is held on the Missouri State Fairgrounds. This year’s dates are Saturday, January 23 and Sunday, January 24, 2016. The event is held at the Mathewson Exhibition Center located at 2503 West 16th St, Sedalia, MO 65301.

The track registration fee for these two events is $50, after which, registration returns to the normal $60 annual fee. USRA recently released its 2016 Rules Book, which may be found at www.usraracing.com. CMS will utilize USRA rules for Modifieds and B-Mods in 2016. Street Stock and Pure Stock rules will be announced in the coming weeks.

As previously announced, the B-Mod, Street Stock, and Pure Stock purses will increase for the coming season. B-Mod main event winners will now take home $500 to win; Street Stock winners will receive $400, while the total Pure Stock purse nearly doubles in size.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmiss ourispeedway.net) . 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, 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!

Earl and Susan Walls and the entire CMS want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you in 2016, which we believe will be the biggest season in the track’s history!

CMS 2016 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (Subject to Change)
Saturday, January 9 – Registration Meeting – ABC Bldg, Grover Park, Warrensburg, Mo – 9 am to Noon
April 16 – Opening night at CMS – Weekly Racing in All Divisions – Chamber Night at the Races
April 23 – Weekly Racing in All Divisions – UCM Night at the Races
April 30 – Weekly Racing in All Divisions plus Mod Lites – Whiteman Air Force Base Night at the Races
May 7 – Weekly Racing in All Divisions – Guest Class ULMA Late Models
May 14 – Weekly Racing in all Divisions plus Mod Lites
May 21 – Weekly Racing in All Divisions
May 28 – Modified Special Event, SS, B-Mods, and $500 to Win Pure Stocks!
May 29 – Modified Special Event, USRA B-Mods, plus AMS – Guest Class ULMA Late Models
June 4 – Comfort Inn Race Night Featuring Weekly Racing in All Divisions
June 11 – Weekly Racing in All Divisions (USRA B-Mods) plus Mod Lites
June 18 – Weekly Racing in All Divisions – Guest Class ULMA Late Models
June 25 – Weekly Racing in All Divisions
July 2 – (Sat) 11th Annual Tom Wilson Memorial (TWM) Night 1 – Mods, SS $1,500-to-win, PS, B-Mods, AMS
July 3 – (Sun) TWM Night 2 – Mods $5,000-to-win, USRA B-Mods, ULMA Late Models, and Fireworks Show!
July 9 – Weekly Racing in All Divisions
July 16 – Weekly Racing in All Divisions – Guest Class ULMA Late Models
July 23 – Weekly Racing in All Divisions (USRA B-Mods)
July 30 – Weekly Racing in All Divisions plus Mod Lites
August 6 – Kid’s Night at the Races Featuring Weekly Racing in All Divisions plus Mod Lites
August13 – Weekly Racing in All Divisions – Guest Class ULMA Late Models
August 20 – Weekly Racing in All Divisions plus Mod Lites
August 27 – Weekly Racing in All Divisions
September 3- (Sat) Modified Special Event, SS, $1,500 to win B-Mod Special, PS, and Lightning Sprints
September 4 – (Sun) Modified Special Event, USRA B-Mods, Guest Classes ULMA Late Models, and AMS

Central Missouri Speedway Honors 2015 Champions!

December 16th, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) The 2015 season at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) officially came to a close Saturday evening as the track honored its division champions and top-performing drivers in the Modified, B-Mod, Street Stock, and Pure Stock divisions during the annual championship banquet.

This year’s championship banquet was an unprecedented event with both CMS and Lakeside Speedway joining together for a combined night of camaraderie and celebration while recognizing the achievements of each of the track’s drivers with over 260 attendees on hand!

Terry Schultz captured his third-straight ‘Mighty’ Modified championship at the speedway on the heels of five victories. In 15 appearances, Schultz posted 11 top-five finishes; Schultz also finished second in the national United States Racing Association championship. Tim Karrick captured three main-event wins to finish second in the standings just ahead of Gunner Martin of Blue Springs, Missouri in third. Rounding out the top ten were Lewis Jackson, Nick Pence, Jim Moody, Aaron Marrant, Danny Scrogham, Dalton Kirk, and Richard Layne. Brian Johnson of Independence was recognized as Most Improved Driver for the Modified division.

Brett Wood of Warrensburg, Missouri, captured his second-straight championship in the Street Stock division. Throughout the year Wood raced his way to 10 main-event wins, capping off back-to-back years of double-digit main event wins. In 16 events, Wood found his way inside the top five 13 times. Finishing second was Knob Noster, Missouri driver Troy Turley. Turley captured one main event victory and posted an incredible 15 top-five finishes out of 16 races. Veteran driver Clayton Campbell of Otterville, Missouri rod 12 top-five finishes rounding out the podium in third. Joshua Guy, Brian Inlow, Larry Norris, Jay Prevete, Calvin Penning, Kevin Perkins, and Jeremiah Wilson completed the top ten. Norris claimed the Street Stock Rookie of the Year award with Penning earning recognition as Most Improved Street Stock Driver of the Year.

Second-generation driver Jacob Ebert of Oak Grove added another CMS title to his ever-growing collection of awards. Ebert’s win percentage of events he competed in was an impressive 57 percent. Also impressive was his 14 top-five finishes in 15 starts this season. Ebert drove to eight main-event wins during his championship run. Troy Carlyle of Kearney, Missouri battled his way to three main-event victories to finish second in the standings. Street Stock Champion Brett Wood completed his double-duty driving year by also finishing third overall in B-Mod action. Cody Frazon, Olen Stephens, Ernie Walker, Jason Billups, Bradly Moore, Dean Trulove, and Bill Small completed the top ten drivers in the standings. This year’s B-Mod Rookie of the Year was Bradly Moore of Urich, Missouri while Jason Billups of Holt, Missouri earned recognition as Most Improved driver.

Now in its second year, the Pure Stock division experienced continued growth and promise as 25 drivers found their way onto the drivers’ roster, doubling last year’s numbers. Capturing his first-ever Championship Title was Jeremiah Wilson of Concordia, Missouri. Among 14 race nights, Wilson drove to 11 top-five finishes and recorded five victories along the way. Giving chase all-season long was last year’s Champion, Leroy Morrison of Raymore, Missouri. Morrison recorded 12 top-five finishes throughout the year. Jason Cochran of Kansas City, Kansas made great strides in his driving to capture third overall for the year. Darrin Christy, Jason Ballard, Don Johnson, Rodger Detherage, Rob Gard, Jason Ryun, and Amanda Sammons finished fourth through tenth in the standings. Cochran earned recognition as the Rookie of the Year for the Pure Stock division.

During the banquet, drivers received an update on some of the upgrades being made at the facility for the 2016 season, which will feature an all-new backstretch concessions stand and new fencing around the track and a remodeled version of the official’s pit-side tower. In addition, the outbuildings will receive a fresh coat of new paint in an effort to spruce up the grounds. These are the upgrades that will take place for 2016.

It was also announced during the banquet that owners and promoters Earl and Susan Walls have committed additional bonus options to Modified drivers participating in the 2016 annual holiday special events. If a driver wins two of the three specials held over the Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day weekends, they will collect an extra $2,500 for their efforts on top of the posted first-place money. If one lucky driver sweeps all three of the big-money holiday specials, they will take home an additional $5,000 for their achievement!

CMS is seeking an experienced track maintenance and preparation person for the 2016 race season. Serious applicants must be experienced and have proper credentials for operating heavy equipment used for weekly track preparation. Current track equipment includes but is not limited to light and heavy-duty tractors, box blade, grader, sheep’s foot roller, standard water truck, and terragator water truck. CMS is also in search of a parts and tires service retailer for the 2016 race season. Prospective companies or independent dealers wishing to inquire about this opportunity will be expected to be on-site at CMS on all scheduled race nights for the 2016 season. Prospective applicants for either of these positions are asked to call Earl or Susan Walls at the CMS business line at (816) 229-1338. No calls after 8 p.m. please.

USRA recently released its 2016 Rules Book, which may be found at www.usraracing.com. CMS will utilize USRA rules for Modifieds and B-Mods in 2016. USRA will sanction the Modified division on a weekly basis. CMS will host a few USRA B-Mod sanctioned events throughout the season and will make announcements regarding the exact dates through future schedule updates for the 2016 season.

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 info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) . Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. The tentative 2016 CMS schedule has been available on the track’s website since November and may be found at www.centralmissourispeedway.net. All total, there are 24 nights of racing planned with the season opener coming on Saturday, April 16th. Our next press release will feature a further look into the 2016 schedule.

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, 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!

Matt Dotson, Wesley Smith, Jacob Ebert, and Mark Billings Close 2015 Central Missouri Speedway Season with Victories!

September 9th, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) It hardly seems possible but the final night of the 2015 CMS race season took place Sunday evening under clear skies and warm temps as fans and drivers filed into the speedway to officially close out the Labor Day weekend. All total, 74 drivers competed throughout the night in the USRA Modified, USRA B-Mod, Allstar Midget Series, and Lightning Sprint divisions. The night was highlighted by the second and final $1,500-to-win event of the weekend for USRA Modifieds.

Some new faces appeared in CMS victory lane after the night’s events with Wesley Smith of Nixa, Missouri taking home the Allstar Midget Series victory while Mark Billings of Columbia, Missouri captured the win in the Lightning Sprints. Jacob Ebert ended his spectacular season after wrapping up the B-Mod championship the night before by dominating for his tenth feature win of the season. Matt Dotson topped off a stellar weekend after finishing second in Saturday’s USRA Modified improving one spot to seal the deal in the Sunday night feature event to bring the night to a close.

First to hit the track for a pair of heat races were the Lightning Sprint drivers, Beau Heavelow claimed heat one with Tony Layne, M.K. Billings, and Phil Heavelow in tow. For heat two, Mark Billings of Columbia led wire-to-wire for the win but it was a close one as Zach Morehead and Paden Moreland chased him the entire distance, Bird Schofield was fourth.

For the USRA B-Mods, Brett Wood of Warrensburg rolled to the victory in heat one with Cole Campbell of Mexico, Missouri second, followed by Cody Frazon and Kameron Grindstaff. CMS regular and point’s runner-up driver this year Troy Carlyle won heat two over Chad Staus of Otterville, Missouri, Eddie Bray, Jr., and former B-Mod track champion Scotty Martin. The final heat went to Jacob Ebert ahead of Chris Cain of Columbia, Missouri, Alan Ferguson, and Jason Reeves.

The first preliminary heat race for the Allstar Midget Series went to Michael Sosebee over Wesley Smith, Joe Boyles, and Bill Allen while the second heat race was claimed by Kory Schudy of Republic, Missouri ahead of Mitchell Davis, Pat Schudy, and Luke McGee.

Three USRA Modified heats were held to determine the main event starting grid for the drivers on hand with Tim Karrick claiming heat one ahead of Kevin Blackburn, Jim Moody, and Gunner Martin. CMS regular Lewis Jackson came out on top of heat two with Eric Turner second, Terry Schultz and Jake Brewer followed. The final heat race of the night went to Brian Johnson over Jon Sheets Darron Fuqua, and Jeremy Chambers to setup the lineup for the featured event.

For the Lightning Sprint 15-lap main event, Mark Billings quickly shot out in front of fellow front-row starter Beau Heavelow of Sibley, Missouri to set the pace. Heavelow never let Billings too far from site and stayed right with Billings in the first half of the race. Zach Morehead of nearby Blue Springs, Missouri and Tony Layne ran inside the top four behind Billings and Heavelow most of the way.

Lightning Sprints were turning laps in the 13 second bracket as Billings paced the field with Heavelow still ever-present behind him. With just a handful of laps remaining, Paden Moreland spun off of turn two to draw a caution flag but was able to rejoin the field for the remainder of events. At the same time, M.K. Billings’ night came to an early end after hard contact with the turn one uke tire, fortunately Billings gave the thumbs up he was okay.

Previous CMS winner Bobby Layne advanced from tenth at the start to the fourth position one spot behind nephew Tony Layne. Also advancing forward inside the top ten was Alyssa Lasater who made her way to seventh by race end after starting thirteenth.

In the end, Billings ran strong the entire race distance and claimed the victory presented by Jayhawk Millwright. Beau Heavelow had a solid run to second to settle for second place with Tony Layne, Bobby Layne and Zach Morehead rounding out the top five. Sixth place on back was Paden Moreland, Lasater, Jason Snyder, M.K. Billings, and Phil Heavelow.

Cole Campbell and Jacob Ebert led Brett Wood and Troy Carlyle to the initial green flag in the USRA B-Mod 20-lap main event with Ebert quickly showing the way ahead of Carlyle. Like the previous night several early race cautions, mostly for one and two-car spins in the turn three slowed the field for the first five laps.

Ebert held the top spot through each of the restarts with Carlyle, Campbell, and Wood just behind. Meanwhile, sixteenth-starting Luke Nieman began marching through the field with solid restarts to gain positions each time the race slowed. Chad Staus was an early front-runner until he also spun into turn three before recovering for an eventual thirteenth-place finish, even with a left front flat.

The first half of the race continued to be plagued by slowdowns but with each successive restart Ebert never lost the top spot despite the hungry pack behind him attempting to figure out a way to come to the front. Nieman continued his charge through the field and was inside the top ten in no time. On lap 8, Campbell’s solid top-five run came to an end as his car slowed end his solid run for the night.

For the second half of the race drivers found a rhythm and the race ran caution free for the final ten laps of the 20-lap event. Ebert distanced himself from the field and mastered the traffic with Nieman first going around Cody Frazon, then Brett Wood, and eventually Carlyle to advance all the way to second by race end to finish behind Ebert, who claimed his tenth win of the season.

Behind the two leaders, Carlyle finished third with Wood fourth and Frazon securing another top-five run. Rounding out the top 10 were steady Eddie Bray, Jr., Scotty Martin, Chris Cain, Alan Ferguson, and Chris Brockway, who advanced seven positions in his run to tenth position.

Young and up and coming drivers Wesley Smith and Kory Schudy led Michael Sosebee and Mitchell Davis, of Auburn, Illinois to the initial green flag in the Allstar Midget Series 15-lap featured event with Smith pacing the field ahead of Schudy.

Cory Schudy was like a bloodhound on the trail after Smith for the entire race distance with Davis, Michael Sosebee, and Pat Schudy mixing it up near the front. Meanwhile, Jason Walls of St. James, Missouri found the right line for himself and rocketed to near the top five advancing from thirteenth on the grid.

Mike Epperson took a series of barrel rolls down the front stretch in front of a stunned crowd. It was reported Epperson rolled just past the flag stand and nearly into the turn one entrance at least six times ending up upside down with a small fire also erupting. He was able to unstrap belts as responding officials and safety personnel arrived to assist with at the accident scene. Epperson climbed out of his machine and with a sigh of relief acknowledged that he was okay to the delight of all in attendance. Epperson was reported to be understandably a little sore after the incident after being checked out after the incident.

When racing resumed, Smith and Cory Schudy had a classic duel to the finish and despite Schudy apparently grabbing the lead before the race was slowed, Smith was able to move back out front for a late-race restart. For the final few laps Schudy searched high and low in search of a win. Smith ultimately grabbed the Allstar Midget Series win over Cory Schudy, who ultimately had his hands full with Pat Schudy for the final two turns.

Pat Schudy finished third behind Smith and Cory Schudy with Mitchell Davis fourth. Jason Walls ended up in fifth in his drive up the finishing order. Bill Hughes was sixth with Merril Lamb advancing from twelfth to seventh in the finish followed by Bill Allen, Sosebee, and Barry Lamb of Kansas.

With just one race remaining, the crowd anticipated the start of the 35-lap USRA Modified feature event with Kansas-based drivers Tim Karrick and Lewis Jackson leading a pair of Missouri-based drivers Brian Johnson and Terry Schultz to the initial drop of the green flag.

Karrick and Jackson waged a close battle at the front of the field with Schultz, Johnson, and Darron Fuqua inside the top five. On lap two, CMS regular Danny Scrogham’s night came to an early end while Iowa-based driver Dennis Elliott’s night ended early by lap four with previous night winner and front-runner Jim Moody’s night ending on the infield with motor problems by lap five. Steve Twenter and Richard Layne also exited the race early; the rest of the 19 cars went on to finish the blistering-paced event.

The lone yellow flag of the 35-lap race appeared at lap six for a two car spin with Tyler Shaw and Chase Domer of Nevada, Missouri. When the race resumed Schultz put heavy pressure on Karrick at the front of the field as the pair of CMS veterans ran side-by-side for several laps until Schultz eventually grabbed the lead.

As he did the night before, Matt Dotson came from deep in the field to begin picking off competitors one-by-one on his driver from thirteenth on the grid, by lap eight, Dotson had made his presence known well inside the top ten.

At the halfway point Schultz was busy maneuvering his way through the field and lapped traffic as Dotson climbed his way inside the top three. Karrick and Fuqua then waged a fierce battle for third for several laps on the multi-grooved track. Eric Turner was a consistent runner inside the top five using the shelf to hold down his presence inside the top five throughout the event.

Two-thirds of the way through the event Dotson had reeled in Schultz using the low line while Schultz flirted with the cushion and turn-four wall to try and get the best run off the corners he could. Despite his best efforts Dotson closed in and made the pass for the lead. Schultz stayed close for a few laps through traffic but just behind him Fuqua had made his way to third and he then set his sights on second in another outstanding side-by-side battle between the two drivers for the runner-up spot.

Turner and Karrick were the next two drivers to wage a furious battle for position number four in the lineup with Turner’s car strong off of turn four against the wall in a line similar to what Schultz had used earlier in the event. Jon Sheets and Kevin Blackburn ran solidly inside the top ten and seemed to be glued together for the entire race distance. Meanwhile, Shad Badder mastered the track to advance from eighteenth on the grid to find a place in the top ten.

Badder selflessly donated his time and expenses over the two-day holiday to provide rides in his two-seater Modified to paying fans, contributions from Badder’s efforts were part of the nearly $1,000 raised for the Homes for Our Troops organization throughout the weekend.

For the final few laps with too many close battles to keep track of, Dotson settled in and found his way to his second CMS win of the year and captured the $1,500-to-win event in his charge from row seven to first. Throughout the weekend Dotson passed a total of 24 cars in the twin events to claim finishes of second and first over the Labor Day events.

Darron Fuqua found the track to his liking and moved from fifth to second at the finish with Schultz rounding out the top three. Eric Turner and Tim Karrick ran right to the checkers in their fierce battle to fourth with Turner claiming the spot ahead of Karrick in fifth. Rounding out the top ten were Sheets, Blackburn, Badder, Lewis Jackson, and Gunner Martin. Shaw recovered to finish an impressive eleventh spot with Brian Johnson completing the top twelve.

In the battle for the Modified track championship, Schultz kept the lead to claim his third-straight championship in the division at CMS. Tim Karrick finished second, 38 points behind Schultz. Gunner Martin ran a solid year to come home third followed by Lewis Jackson and Nick Pence of Raymore, Missouri with his best CMS year ever in fifth.

The 2015 season will officially come to a close during the season-ending banquet on March 12, 2015 at the Marriott in Blue Springs, Missouri. Stay tuned to www.centralmissourispeedway.net for announcements regarding ticket sales and pricing in the coming week.

The 2016 CMS race season will begin with an off-season planning meeting in January with racing beginning again in early spring. Tentatively a practice night will be held the second weekend in April with opening night on the third Saturday of the month. Keep up with CMS on Twitter @CMSgoing_green. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.

Twin $1500-to-Win Modified Specials plus Season Championships over Labor Day Weekend at Central Missouri Speedway!

September 4th, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) Central Missouri Speedway will reach an historical milestone on Saturday, September 5th when the track hosts its 50th Modified Special Payout Event since 1998. The big three summer holidays always bring added excitement to the speedway for drivers and fans with extra money and bragging rights on the line and this year’s Labor Day weekend special events will add to the track’s legacy and contribution to Modified racing in the Greater Kansas City metro. The weekend serves as the final night of action for the 2015 season.

The past winner’s list from Labor Day weekend racing at CMS in the Modified division reads like a who’s who in the history of Kansas City area racing. The likes of current national USRA point’s leader Terry Schultz and still active drivers Richard Layne, Aaron Marrant, Tim Karrick, and Jim Moody have all claimed a fall win at the speedway to join the list of other winners from years gone by including Dave Meyer, who has more fall wins than any other driver with 3. Justin Boney, Joe Walker, Tom Charles, Dustin Boney, and Johnny Bone, Jr. also have fall CMS wins to their credit. Note, mention of driver name does not guarantee race appearance.

This year, the Labor Day Weekend of events also serves as the final two race nights of the 2015 season. USRA Modifieds headline the weekend action with a pair of $1,500-to-win main/$180-to-start events on Saturday the 5th and Sunday the 6th. The events are two separate programs featuring two complete payouts! In addition, Track Champions will be crowned on Saturday night for the Street Stock, B-Mod, and Pure Stock divisions while the Modified title will be decided Sunday night.

Season points will end for the Street Stock, B-Mod, and Pure Stock divisions on Saturday, September 5th, both Saturday and Sunday will be track points-earning nights and USRA points-earning nights for Modifieds. Also on the bill throughout the weekend, ULMA Late Models join in on the action Saturday. USRA Modifieds and USRA B-Mods, Allstar Midgets, and $750-to-Win Lightning Sprints close out the weekend on Sunday, the 6th.

All Labor Day weekend information is easily accessible at www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Look for the “Labor Day Weekend Race Info Headquarters” tab from the main page. There you will find a frequently asked questions document, an event flyer, admission, race program, and car class payout information along with much more general information about racing on both nights.

There are no track registration fees in any class. All pit passes are $35 each night. USRA Modified drivers have an entry fee of $50 if they have raced in at least two weekly shows (May and July specials do not count) prior to September 5th in a Modified, if they don’t meet these criteria, the entry is $75. All other car classes pay pit pass only or for USRA B-mods, a temporary USRA License if they do not already have one, this is in effect for Sunday night only. Extra start money is on the line for B-Mods on Sunday in which the start money is $75.

On Saturday, September 5th weekly track points will be awarded to USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods and Pure Stocks. In the URSA Modified division, Terry Schultz from Sedalia leads the Championship point’s race by a mere 21 points ahead of Tim Karrick and only 24 points in front of Gunnar Martin.

In the Pure Stock division, Jeremiah Wilson from Concordia has a solid handle on the points lead with Leroy Morrison just 71 points behind. B-Mod drivers are looking up at Jacob Ebert as he sits atop the standings with Troy Carlyle in second. For the Street Stock division, Brett Wood leads Troy Turley by just 33 points after experiencing a few setbacks over the last two weeks.

ULMA Late Models return for the final time this season amidst another tight point’s battle between its drivers. Jon Melloway and Todd McCoin are separated by just 8 points with two ULMA points-earning races remaining. They are expected to compete along with a host of others including winners from earlier this season, defending ULMA Champion Jon Binning and 2008 ULMA Champion Jason Bodenhamer. ULMA is partnered with the Homes for Our Troops Organization, who will be on hand throughout the night raising money and awareness for returning war veterans.

Shad Badder has agreed to bring his two-seater late model to the track on both nights to help raise money and awareness for the cause and chances to ride in the two-seater car will be sold on race night. Badder will pilot the two-seater rides during the intermission breaks each night.

On Sunday, USRA Modifieds return for another $1,500 to-win//$180-to-start special event with the track Championship points on the line for the USRA Modifieds. USRA B-mods join the program when national USRA points will be awarded to participating drivers on Sunday. 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, not track points (those end on Saturday, the 5th).

The Allstar Midgets Series returns to CMS for their second appearance this season and will earn points per their series rules. Also returning to CMS are the Lightning Sprints, in which drivers will compete for a special $750 to-win and $100 to start feature event presented by Jayhawk Millwright!

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.

Tim Karrick, Troy Turley, Troy Carlyle, and Derek Williams Charge to Central Missouri Speedway Victories!

September 1st, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) Near perfect weather combined with a multi-lane racing surface and a talented group of drivers on hand made for a classic night of action for fans in the stands who witnessed the USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks compete on KRLI and KAOL Radio race night at CMS.

Saturday night served as the final championship points-earning night for the Street Stock, B-Mod, and Pure Stock divisions. The USRA Modifieds also competed for track points and will also compete for track and national USRA Modified points next weekend when the track hosts its annual two-day special event over the Labor Day weekend.

Pure Stocks opened the Saturday race program with a pair of heat races. Darrin Christy crossed the finish line first for his seventh heat win this year over Don Johnson and Roger Detherage. Heat race two was action packed with Derek Williams grabbing his third heat win of the year over Jason Ballard and Byron Glotzbach.

B-mods rolled out next for their three preliminary heat races. Cody Frazon of LaMonte, Missouri claimed heat one for his seventh heat victory ahead of Jason Billups and Ernie Walker. Troy Carlyle of Kearney, Missouri drove to his eighth heat win of the year over Bill Small and Rodney Schweizer. The final B-mod heat went to Brett Wood for his second heat win ahead of point’s leader Jacob Ebert in second and Olen Stephens.

Heat races continued with the Street Stocks for a pair of preliminary events. Last week’s feature winner, Jay Prevete of Windsor, Missouri took the checkers in heat one ahead of Clayton Campbell and Gary Akers. For heat two, Troy Turley of Knob Noster, Missouri captured his fourth heat win over Joshua Guy and Zack Smith.

In the opening USRA Modified heat, Gunner Martin of Independence, Missouri rolled to his sixth heat victory by crossing the finish line in front of Tim Karrick and Brian Johnson. Jim Moody of Odessa, Missouri dominated heat two with his fifth win of the season ahead of Jason Bodenhamer and Lewis Jackson. The final preliminary heat of the night saw Kevin Blackburn of Fulton, Missouri beating Ronnie Woods and Nick Pence to the finish.

After the intermission break, the main events rolled onto the speedway with the Pure
Stocks returning for their 10-lap event. Point’s leader Jeremiah Wilson elected to
start at the tail of the field. Darrin Christy and Derek Williams started the main
event up front with Christy leading early with heavy pressure from sixth-starting
Byron Glotzbach on the high side.

A yellow flag appeared early on in the event to slow the pace. On the restart,
Christy led Glotzbach and Wilson inside the top three. By lap four, Glotzbach
switched lines and grabbed the lead with Christy and Williams left to battle for
second. By lap five, Wilson made his way to the top six. Williams then tried to stay
with Glotzbach as Johnson, Detherage, Christy and Wilson battled for a top-five
spot.

On lap seven, Jason Ballard had a hard hit with the front stretch wall and although he was unhappy with the situation, the driver was okay. For the restart, Glotzbach was the leader with Wilson, Johnson, Christy, and Detherage inside the top five.

Derek Williams of Higginsville, Missouri came to life on the restart and grabbed the lead from Detherage coming for the white flag. Detherage also moved forward in the closing laps. In the end, Williams secured his first-ever CMS victory ahead of Glotzbach, Detherage, Johnson, Christy, and Wilson who advanced to sixth.

Troy Carlyle and Cody Frazon set sail from the front row of the 15-lap B-Mod feature with Carlyle quickly assuming the lead ahead of Frazon, Brett Wood, and Jacob Ebert. A string of early caution flags appeared through the first four laps before drivers settled into a race rhythm.

Up front, Carlyle maintained his lead through the restarts with heavy pressure from Frazon, in search of a main-event win. Ebert and Wood also had an intense battle for third behind the lead pair. The next several laps were action-packed with battles for position all throughout the field.

The final three laps of the event saw Carlyle and Frazon breakaway from the battle for third as Ebert was able to maintain his position in front of Wood who remained fourth. Frazon searched high and low for a way around Carlyle but in the end had to settle for the runner-up spot behind Carlyle as he secured his third win of the year. Behind Frazon in second was Jacob Ebert followed by Brett Wood, Jason Billups, and Bill Small.

The Street Stock main event began with Troy Turley and Jay Prevete showing the way until an early race yellow flew for Kyle Guy, who had stopped in the hot lane on the back stretch. At lap one after the restart; Turley led Prevete, Campbell, Joshua Guy, and Gary Akers inside the top five.

When the field came back around for lap two, Brett Wood had a hard hit with the front-stretch wall and while the car was heavily damaged, Wood let the fans and family know he was okay. When the race resumed, Turley led Campbell, Prevete, Akers, and Brian Inlow with two laps down.

As Campbell and Prevete raced hard for second, Turley built up a fairly sizeable lead over both drivers. Meanwhile, Chad Eickleberry made his way to the top five just behind Joshua Guy by lap five. For the remaining laps, Turley, Campbell, and Prevete were evenly matched and began to pull away from the rest of the field behind them.

In the race’s late stages, Turley had his #2 Street Stock hooked up to carry the race through to the checkers despite Campbell putting heavy pressure on him in several attempts to grab the lead. However, at the finish it was Turley picking up his first win of the year by inches at the line. Prevete ran third with Guy, Akers, and Chad Eickleberry rounding out the top six.

Kevin Blackburn and Gunner Martin led the field of ‘Mighty’ Modifieds to the initial green flag for the final main event of the night with previous main event winners Jim Moody and Tim Karrick close behind them. After a pair of early race cautions slowed the field. Lewis Jackson and Danny Scrogham were early retirees from the event.

One of the early cautions involved Brian Johnson, who received two flat tires during the second caution flag. Johnson reported to the infield hot pit area with several crew members from various teams lending a hand to change both left side flats. Johnson made it back out in time to rejoin the field at the back of the pack when racing resumed.

For the next 10 laps drivers were able to maneuver just about anywhere they wanted in search of advancing through the field. Tim Karrick of Basehor, Kansas ran strong to reel in Blackburn and began pressuring him for the lead along with Moody in the early laps. Jason Bodenhamer joined the drivers up front and also began to come forward.

With Blackburn fading just a bit both Karrick and Moody made the pass on the Fulton, Missouri driver to take over first and second from him. Bodenhamer also shot past Blackburn making for a tight battle near the top of the running order. Terry Beckham pulled off shortly after a quick yellow flag for Steve Twenter slowed the field for a lap-twelve restart, Twenter was unable to restart when racing resumed.

Karrick held the lead with Moody and Bodenhamer just behind him for the second half of the race, which was just as exciting as the first half of the event. Moody searched for a way around Karrick over the next several laps as the leaders threaded their way through some of the lapped cars.

The top five wasn’t the only place for close competition though as Gunner Martin and Blackburn raced hard to stay within reach of the leaders. Ronnie Woods of Mexico, Missouri, Kyle Covert, Nick Pence along with Tad Davis all had solid runs inside the top ten. Later in the race Brian Johnson was making his way back up through the field after his earlier visit to the hot pit area. Terry Beckham and Luke Feeback were early retirees at this point in the event.

On lap 20, Moody really began to put the pressure on Karrick for the lead but coming off turn two and turn four Karrick carried his strong momentum out of the turns to maintain his lead despite Moody’s repeated attempts to take command.

In the end, Karrick triumphed for his third main-event win of the year and first since late spring. Moody had to settle for second on this night with Bodenhamer coming away with another solid run inside the top three. Gunner Martin held on to fourth with hard-charging Brian Johnson making his way back to the top five in the closing laps for fifth. Blackburn, Woods, Pence, Tad Davis, and Covert rounded out the top ten.

One final weekend at CMS remains on the schedule as the Labor Day Weekend is fast approaching for the 2015 season two-night finale on Saturday, September 5th and Sunday, September 6th. Just as its done since 1998, CMS has an exciting weekend of action planned for the holiday weekend. Several different car classes will compete throughout the two-night event.

Among the events scheduled is a pair of $1,500-to-Win USRA Modified main events both nights, paying $180 just to start! Season points will end for the Street Stock, B-Mod, and Pure Stock divisions on Saturday, September 5th, both Saturday and Sunday will be track points-earning nights and USRA points-earning nights for Modifieds. Also on the bill throughout the weekend, ULMA Late Models join in on the action for Saturday the 5th while USRA B-Mods, Allstar Midgets, and $750-to-Win Lightning Sprints close out the weekend on Sunday, the 6th.

All Labor Day weekend information is online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Look for the “Labor Day Weekend Race Info Headquarters” tab from the main page. There you will find a frequently asked questions document, an event flyer, admission, race program, and payout information along with much more general information about racing on both nights.

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 both 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 weekly racing pit passes are $35. On race day call the track report line at 660-747-2166.

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.

KRLI & KAOL Radio Race Night at Central Missouri Speedway This Saturday!

August 29th, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) With just two race weekends and three nights of racing left, the season is quickly drawing to a close at Central Missouri Speedway. This week, two new radio partners present the action with KRLI and KAOL ‘The Grenade’ Night at the races featuring all four weekly racing divisions, including USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks.

Once again valuable track points are up for grabs as competitors try to sort out the top drivers in each division. Last week a pair of veterans returned to victory lane in exciting fashion as Shad Badder claimed the USRA Modified win by taking home the weekly paid out $1,000 to win. In B-mod action Eddie Bray, Jr., was victorious for the first time this season. Point’s leader Jeremiah Wilson stayed out front in the Pure Stocks while Jay Prevete of Windsor, Missouri grabbed the Street Stock checkers.

The Labor Day Weekend is fast approaching at CMS and as it has since 1998, CMS has an exciting weekend of action planned for those in attendance. Several different car classes will compete throughout the two-night event, which begins Saturday, September 5th and continues Sunday, September 6th. Monday is the observed Labor Day Holiday.

Among the events scheduled is a pair of $1,500-to-Win USRA Modified main events both nights, paying $180 to start! Season points will end for the Street Stock, B-Mod, and Pure Stock divisions on Saturday, September 5th, both Saturday and Sunday will be track points-earning nights for USRA Modifieds. Also on the bill throughout the weekend, ULMA Late Models on Saturday the 5th and USRA B-Mods, Allstar Midgets, and $750-to-Win Lightning Sprints on Sunday, the 6th.

All Labor Day weekend information is now online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Look for the “Labor Day Weekend Race Info Headquarters” tab from the main page. There you will find a frequently asked questions document, the event flyer, admission, race program, and car class payout information for both Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 6.

Here’s a current look at the top five in the point standings for each of the weekly racing divisions.

Be sure to check out CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net for all the latest schedule updates, news, and information! 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! General Admission Adults $12, Military/Students w/ID $10, Seniors 65 and over $10, Kids 6 to 12 years $5, all children 5 and under free! Permanently confined to wheelchair, free! All weekly racing pit passes are $30. On race day call the track report line at 660-747-2166.

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.

Badder, Prevete, Bray, and Wilson Visit CMS Victory Lane!

August 24th, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) Saturday evening was another fantastic weather night for local race fans and drivers to enjoy an evening of racing at Central Missouri Speedway on Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station Race night. After a rainy start to the race season earlier this year, the last two months have been excellent for race fans to witness some of the close racing CMS drivers have produced over the last few weeks.

On Saturday evening, Jeremiah Wilson from Concordia returned to victory lane for his fifth Pure Stock feature win of the year. Veteran driver Eddie Bray, Jr., from Archie drove his machine into the B-mod winner’s circle for the first time this year. Jay Prevete claimed his third Street Stock feature win of the year while Shad Badder capped a dreamlike weekend with a $1,000 victory in the USRA Modifieds.

Pure Stocks started off the weekly heat racing action to place drivers into their individual feature starting positions when Byron Glotzbach claiming the first heat race with Jimmy Smith and Roger Detherage following. In heat two, Robert Gard claimed his first-ever heat win with Darrin Christy and Don Johnson trailing.

The Pure Stocks drivers moved into their starting spots for their 10- lap feature as Glotzbach quickly shot out into the early lead out of turn two. Christy also moved up around Gard on the opening lap to pressure Glotzbach for the top spot. On lap four, Gard had a hard hit into the front side wall after tangling with several cars, which resulted in a flat tire. He was unable to continue and departed the track.

After the restart, Jeremiah Wilson charged to the front of the field moving by Christy on the low side. Wilson kept Glotzbach and Christy behind him and maintained the top spot for his fifth win this year. Christy challenged early in the race then settled for second while Glotzbach, a newcomer from Topeka, ran a strong race into third. Leroy Morrison and Jimmy Smith completed the top-five.

Another good quality field of 18 B-Mod drivers registered for weekly competition last evening and competed in three heat races to set their starting spots for their feature event. Jacob Ebert easily grabbed heat one over Cody Frazon and Cody Brill. Heat two had Eddie Bray, Jr., taking the win for his first heat win this year over newcomer Jace Gay and Jason Reeves. The final heat race saw Troy Carlyle advance to the checkers in front of Craig Brooks and Olen Stevens

The B-Mod drivers rolled onto the track for their 15-lap event to see if someone could conquer the points leader, Jacob Ebert. Bray battled with Troy Carlyle and eventually grabbed the early lead with Frazon and Ebert close behind A few early race cautions slowed Bray down some but he was able to fend off Carlyle then Frazon and Ebert as they all challenged for the top spot.

In the race’s late stages, it became a race of who would best maneuver their way through lapped traffic to the finish line. Bray occupied the middle to low side most of the race and kept the lead until it became exciting during the last few laps when both Frazon and Ebert threatened to overtake him.

In the end, Bray edged out Ebert and Frazon with a photo finish for the top three. Bray’s hard work was rewarded with his first CMS feature win this year, Ebert and Frazon followed with Cody Brill and Carlyle rounding out the top-five. Street Stock drivers had another chance to figure out a path to victory lane with eight drivers in the pits competing in two heat races. Jay Prevete easily drove to victory in heat one over Troy Turley and Brian Inlow. Gary Akers pulled away and claimed the second heat race ahead of Ron Livengood and Larry Norris.

Although the car count was down this week, the Street Stock competition was entertaining for race, particularly in the main event. Early race leader, Prevete was pursued by Akers and Turkey on the initial laps. Brett Wood experienced a mechanical issue in his heat race and also had to pull off during the feature on lap three, tightening up the championship points race.

Meanwhile, Prevete started to pull away from the field as Turley moved past Akers into the second spot. Larry Norris spun in turn two to bring out a lap-seven caution, which tightened the field back up. On the restart, a scramble for the top spot ensued when Turley pressured Prevete as they drove side by side with some contact out of turn four.

Prevete hung tough and picked up his second feature win in a row with Turley settling for second. Brian Inlow battled past Akers after the restart and worked up his way up to third while Larry Norris matched his best finish this year in fourth with Ron Livengood, fifth and Josh Guy, sixth.

In USRA Modified action, 21 drivers competed in three preliminary heat races to setup the starting grid for their $1,000 to-win weekly payout purse. Jake Brewer drove to the win in heat one with Grant Junghans and Jared Rogers in tow. Traveling USMTS driver, Cory Crapser was on top and won in heat two ahead of Gunnar Martin and Matt Dotson. The third and final heat of the night went to Shad Badder followed by Jason Bodenhamer and Darron Fuqua.

All 21 USRA Modified drivers entered the track to compete in the 25-lap main feature. Two USMTS drivers, Corey Crapser from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin and Grant Junghans from Manhattan, Kansas, joined a solid field of Missouri and Kansas drivers as Badder and Crapser led the front of the field early in the race.

Badder led the first few laps then Crapser was able to get by him on the low side to grab the top spot. However, Badder fought back again a lap later and grabbed the lead again. Junghans also moved into the mix with Matt Dotson eventually making his move past Junghans into the top three. Gunnar Martin hung tough in the top five for most of the race.

Badder was tested on several occasions but with each attempt to pass him he turned back the challenges and brought home his first CMS feature win this season. Crapser stuck a nose in for the lead several times throughout the event but ended up with a solid second. Dotson hung onto third with Junghans , Martin and Tim Karrick moving up from eighth starting spot into the top six.

Next weekend includes weekly racing for USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks and B-Mods, and Pure Stocks on KRLI 103.9 and KAOL 101.3 Race Night on Saturday.

Be sure to check out CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net for all the latest schedule updates, news, and information! 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! General Admission Adults $12, Military/Students w/ID $10, Seniors 65 and over $10, Kids 6 to 12 years $5, all children 5 and under free! Permanently confined to wheelchair, free! All weekly racing pit passes are $30. On race day call the track report line at 660-747-2166.

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.

Weekly Championship Racing at Central Missouri Speedway on Comfort Inn Race Night!

August 21st, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) Comfort Inn, Warrensburg Station, Central Missouri Speedway’s partner in lodging, is this week’s business partner for regular weekly racing. Just one week after another successful special event at track the drivers, fans, and staff are ready to return to championship racing in all divisions this Saturday, August 22nd.

The opportunities to capture valuable track points are coming down to the wire with three weekends of racing remaining on this year’s schedule. On Saturday, August 22nd fans have another chance to see their favorite drivers compete throughout the night in four divisions, including USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mod, and Pure Stocks.

Promoters Earl and Susan Walls have waved the track registration fees for the remainder of the year in all car classes. Any new drivers simply pay a pit pass for regular weekly racing in their respective divisions if they want to come and give CMS a try.

The Walls also announced last week several different planned upgrade projects for the 2016 season. They are currently accepting bids on remodeling the steeple barn building on the front side to a pub and brewery, the building of a new backside concession stand, and all-new fencing to be placed around the race track grounds. Serious bids may be placed at the track or by calling the business office at 816.229.1338, Monday through Friday, no calls after 8 p.m. please.

Another announcement regarding next year’s special events was also made last week with regards to all Modified specials being run as two-day events next year. The staff is currently working details about the flow of next year’s special event programs will work. All specials next year will fall on Saturdays and Sundays and will include weekly racing classes plus a sprinkling of guest classes throughout the summer. There is also a bonus for any driver winning two of three or all three of the special events in one season.

Speaking of special events, in just three weeks the track will hold its final events of the year over the Labor Day holiday. The weekend is highlighted by back-to-back separate race Twin $1,500-to-win USRA Modified events on Saturday, September 5th and Sunday, September 6th.

September 5th racing features the USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks all competing for valuable track points plus the ULMA Late Models are back for their final appearance of the year with an intense battle for their championship coming down to the wire. Drivers will be asked to assist the annual Homes for Our Troops Fundraiser for a local wounded Marine, additional details to be announced.

Sunday, September 6th racing once again features the USRA Modifieds competing for both track and USRA national points, B-Mods competing under the USRA banner (no track points), the Allstar Midget Series, and a special $750-to-win Lightning Sprint event.

Terry Schultz from Sedalia drove to his fifth CMS feature win last week and solidified his National USRA point’s lead and his track point’s lead over Aaron Marrant. Gunnar Martin has experienced a few late season mechanical gremlins but is still third, just seven points in front of Tim Karrick in fourth. Nick Pence has perfect attendance so far this season and rounds out the top five.

The B-Mod division has Jacob Ebert from Oak Grove holding a commanding lead with nine feature wins this year. Troy Carlyle has shown a late-season surge with twofeature wins sits in the second spot with Brett Wood in third keeping the pressure on Carlyle. Cody Frazon and Olen Stephens round out the top five.

The Street Stock drivers have been attempting to keep nine-time winner and point’s leader Brett Wood out of victory circle. Last weekend, Jay Prevete became the sixth different driver to claim a victory in the division. Second in points, Troy Turley has consistently claimed top-five finishes with 12 total to maintain his position at number two. Clayton Campbell also has come on strong lately in third with Josh Guy and Brian Inlow the rounding out the top-five.

Jason Ryun of Kansas City has six feature wins this season, but Jeremiah Wilson of Concordia is the point’s leader with four feature wins to his credit. He leads the 2014 champion, Leroy Morrison with eleven top-five finishes this year. Jason Cochran is third with his improved finishes this season with Jason Ballard and Darrin Christy in close competition for the four and fifth positions.

Check out CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net for all the latest schedule updates, news, and information! 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! General Admission Adults $12, Military/Students w/ID $10, Seniors 65 and over $10, Kids 6 to 12 years $5, all children 5 and under free! Permanently confined to wheelchair, free! All weekly racing pit passes are $30. On race day call the track report line at 660-747-2166.

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.

Dakota Foster Goes the Distance at Central Missouri Speedway for Huge B-Mod Victory!

August 1st, 2015

A hot August night turned into a hot night of racing at Central Missouri Speedway as 93 cars checked in for competition headlined by the annual track special event for B-Mods. A total of 11 Pure Stocks, 26 B-Mods, 19 ULMA Late Models, 15 Street Stocks, and 22 USRA Modifieds took part in the action throughout the night.

Pure Stocks started the night off in two preliminary heat races. Point’s leader Jeremiah Wilson claimed his fifth heat win of the year in the opening race over Don Johnson and Cody Satterwhite. Heat two went to Jason Ryun for his seventh heat win over Darrin Christy and Jason Cochran.

Up next were the B-mod heats with drivers earning passing points to determine the special event feature lineup via four heat races. Troy Carlyle claimed heat one over Shawn Strong and Brett Wood. Heat two went to Johnny McGinnis over Shadren Turner and Cody Brill. In the third heat, Cody Frazon finished ahead of Jacob Ebert and Ryan Edde while Dakota Foster won the fourth heat over Kameron Grindstaff and Tyler Lewis.

ULMA late models returned for their second-to-last appearance of the year competing in three heat races. Current ULMA point’s leader Jon Melloway claimed the opening heat win ahead of Cody Holtkamp and Jason Bodenhamer. Heat two went to Steve Clancy ahead of Todd McCoin and Dave Miller. The third and final heat went to John O’Neil over Jon Binning and Boby Penney.

A pair of Street Stock heat races rolled out next on the night with Chad ‘the Bandit’ Eickleberry hanging on for a narrow win over Jay Prevete and Brian Inlow in the first heat while Brett Wood claimed his eleventh heat-race victory over Clayton Campbell and Troy Turley in heat two.

The final heat races of the night saw the USRA Modifieds competing in three heats to sort out their main event lineup. National USRA Point’s Leader Terry Schultz rocketed to the win in the first heat with a power move off turn two with Tyler Shaw and Shad Badder second and third. Jason Bodenhamer grabbed the second heat over Jim Moody and Dean Wille. For the final heat, Eric Turner made a late-race pass and drove to the win over Lewis Jackson and Aaron Marrant.

Pure Stocks returned for their 10-lap main event when racing resumed. Jason Ryun shot out to an early race lead in the event with Jeremiah Wilson and Darrin Christy close behind. Just past the midway point of the race Ryan began to pull away from the battle for second and stretched out his lead by half a straightaway. Ultimately, when the checkered flag flew it was Ryun claiming his sixth main event win of the year over Wilson and Christy, who both limped to the finish line but hanging on for second and third with mechanical issues late in the race. Don Johnson, Leroy Morrison, Jr., and Jason Cochran rounded out the top six.

A solid and talent-filled group of 26 B-mods were up next to contest their $1,500-to-win track special event. After a few rough and tumble weeks B-mod drivers were looking for some clean and green racing and for the most part they delivered with just two cautions slowing the 25-lap main event.

Foster and Carlyle manned the front row to start the B-mod main with McGinnis and Frazon close behind in row two. Early retirees included Dean Wille and Cody Frazon both unable to continue on in the race’s early stages. Foster ran comfortably out front with Troy Carlyle, Shawn Strong, Cody Brill, and Jacob Ebert inside the top five.

The first of two yellow flags to slow the field appeared on lap nine for a crash involving Chris Brockway and Richard Brainard as both drivers had a disappointing end to their bid for a solid finish. When the race resumed, Carlyle trailed Foster with Strong, Brill, Ebert, McGinnis and Shadren Turner running near the front. The second and final yellow flag waved over the field shortly after the first caution as Brill experienced problems of his own in between turns three and four. At this point, Foster led Strong, Carlyle, Ebert, Turner and McGinnis. A fierce battle for second then took place between Carlyle, Strong, Ebert and Turner as the laps continued to click off at a brisk pace. Brill and Chad Staus were among other early retirees from the event.

From this point on, Foster extended his race lead leaving the rest of the contingent to sort things out behind him. Foster sailed onto the victory, his second big-money victory of the season and first-ever at CMS ahead of Carlyle who regained second from Strong late in the race. Shawn Strong, Jacob Ebert, and Johnny McGinnis finished inside the top five with the balance of the top ten occupied by Riley Whitworth, Brett Wood, Ryun Edde, Chad Clancy, and Tyler Lewis.

The B-Mod did a tremendous job throughout the night and it was a good mix of competitors from a wide range of different hometowns from Kansas and Missouri. In victory lane Foster thanked his family, sponsors, fans, and crew for helping him get to victory.

Current Lucas Cattle Company ULMA point’s leader Jon Melloway of Hallsville, Missouri started the 20-lap ULMA feature on pole with many time CMS late model feature winner Steve Clancy to his outside. John O’Neal and Cody Holtkamp started just behind in row two.

Melloway quickly shot out to an early race lead with Clancy in tow; however, John O’Neal experienced an early spin to draw a restart on the field with O’Neal having to go tailback for the complete restart. Once the field returned to green-flag action, Melloway held a close but comfortable lead over Holtkamp and Todd McCoin. A second quick caution appeared on the field for Gage Wineland just as two-time CMS Late Model champion Kevin Coyne’s night came to an end on the infield.

Melloway still held the point up front with Holtkamp, Jason Bodenhamer and Todd McCoin, who was looking for his second ULMA victory of the weekend after taking the checkers and track championship at Callaway Raceway on Friday night in Fulton, Missouri. Dave Miller drew a quick caution not long after with McCoin now making his way to second behind Melloway out front.

McCoin then moved his way to the front of the field with a solid restart dropping Melloway to second and in the clutches of Bodenhamer and Bobby Penney, who had fought his way forward inside the top five from his eighth starting position. Just past the mid-point of the event Jason Bodenhamer moved his way into second with Mellow, Penney, and a steady rolling John O’Neal fighting his way back to the top five.

It looked like McCoin might make it two in a row as he led through lap 16 until a late caution flew for Bobby Penney whose solid run came to an end with a spin in turn four. On the restart, Bodenhamer made a lane for himself on the middle to high lane to grab the lead with just a few laps remaining while McCoin drifted back to second position.

The final few laps were all Bodenhamer’s to lead as he beat McCoin to the line for his 24th overall victory at CMS. McCoin finished a strong second after a valiant run while O’Neal put on a driver’s clinic to return to the top three by race end after his earlier spin. Melloway settled for fourth while Jon Binning came on strong late in the event to round out the top five.

Also finishing in the top ten were Holtkamp, Gage Wineland with a nice recovery after his earlier spin in seventh. Phil Edmondson also had a solid comeback to finish in eighth with Steve Clancy ninth and Wesley Briggs, weekend teammate of Bodenhamer’s, who finished tenth. ULMA Late Models return for one final CMS appearance this season on Saturday, September 5th during the track’s annual Labor Day weekend special.

For the Street Stock main event, Jay Prevete and Brett Wood had a close battle early on as the race went green with Clayton Campbell, Troy Turley and Chad Eickleberry trying to sort things out for the third spot. Joshua Guy was an early retiree from the event just as the 60 car of Darcie Meads drew the first caution of the race on lap five.

For the restart, Wood and Campbell started behind Prevete as Campbell then took to the high side to shoot into second by lap seven. Campbell then began to work on the low-lane running Prevete for the next few laps. Wood took to the high side to try and find a new line and found himself in a fierce battle with Turley who grabbed third just shy of lap ten.

On back, Don Dannar, Eickleberry and Ron Livengood had a great battle just outside the top five. As the final few laps were turned, Campbell and Turley turned up the pressure on Prevete and as the white flag fell over the field, Campbell tried the high side to move forward into turn three. However, when the checkered fell, it was Prevete coming away with his second win of the year in victory lane followed by Campbell, Turley, Wood, Herb Dannar, and Eickleberry in a classic battle to the finish.

The USRA Modifieds closed out the night’s program as the fast-paced action thrilled the nice crowd on hand. Schultz, who is gunning for a USRA Modified championship started on pole for the 25-lap main event. With Schultz leading Bodenhamer, who was going for his second with of the night leading the way an early caution flew for Justin Plumb. On the restart, Bodenhamer powered his way to the front using up the high side for all it was worth as Schultz settled into second.

Tim Karrick and Jared Rogers were involved in an early caution bringing the field to another restart still inside of lap five. Shortly after Karrick was caught up in another caution flag incident as his night came to an early end while Tyler Shaw received some damage to the left front of his car but able to continue.

Nick Pence and Steve Twenter had problems early on in the event with the battle up front beginning to really heat up between low-riding Schultze and High-side Bodenhamer leading the way. Schultz kept digging on the low side as Bodenhamer’s preferred line began to fade, ultimately leaving him in a battle with Jim Moody, Eric Turner and Shad Badder inside the top five.

A late caution slowed the field one final time for Terry Kirk as his night came to an end off of turn two on lap 17. Just eight laps remained when the field went back to green with Schultz leading Moody, Bodenhamer, Turner and Badder.

When the final laps came around, Schultz maintained his lead and captured his fifth CMS win of the year. Bodenhamer held strong for a solid-second place finish with Moody advancing forward to third from his sixth starting position. Badder made his way to fourth with Danny Scrogham edging Eric Turner at the line for fifth with Turner sixth. Completing the top ten were Lewis Jackson, Gunner Martin who recovered from an earlier mishap to finish eighth while Jared Rogers was ninth one spot ahead of a great finish for Tyler Shaw in tenth after receiving the left-front damage. Dean Wille recovered nicely from an early race caution and was just edged out of the top 10 by one spot as he also recovered from an early race caution period.

Next week at CMS is Comfort Inn Race Night at the track. Check may be found online by pointing your brower to www.centralmissourispeedway.net for all the latest schedule updates, news, and information! 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! General Admission Adults $12, Military/Students w/ID $10, Seniors 65 and over $10, Kids 6 to 12 years $5, all children 5 and under free! Permanently confined to wheelchair, free! All weekly racing pit passes are $30. On race day call the track report line at 660-747-2166.

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.

B-Mod Special and ULMA Late Models Highlight CMS Action This Weekend!

August 15th, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) The last few weeks of the season are already upon us but that’s not slowing down Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) as the track prepares to roll out another big-money special event for drivers and fans this Saturday, August 15.

B-mod competitors will compete for their annual $1,500-to-win track special 25-lap event while the ULMA Late Models make their second-to-last guest appearance this season in the midst of a fierce battle at the top of their standings. USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Pure Stocks are also part of this Saturday’s program.

Jacob Ebert continues to lead the B-Mod standings heading into this week’s special event. The Oak Grove driver has racked up 9 main-event wins this season out of 14 for an incredible 64% win ratio. Chad Staus, Cody Brill, Troy Carlyle, and Nic Bennett are the only other drivers to claim a main event this season in B-mod action. Out of 45 heat races ran this year 19 different drivers have recorded.

Although Ebert appears to be the odds-on favorite, several of the track regulars such as Carlyle, Eddie Bray, Jr., Chris Brockway, Curtis Berry, Brett Wood, Richard Brainard, and Cody Frazon are expected to try for the victory this weekend. With a strong purse on the line and an area full of talented B-mod competitors it’s really hard to guess who may show for the special event. Although USRA rules are used at CMS, the race is not a USRA-sanctioned event. See full B-mod purse below. This event is not a track point’s earning event.

Unfortunately wet weather led to the cancellation of two earlier appearances by the ever-popular ULMA Late Models at CMS but they are scheduled to return this weekend with a hotly contested point’s battle going on at the top of the standings. Previous CMS ULMA winner Payton Looney is not scheduled to be on hand due to another race commitment.

Drivers racing at or near the top of the ULMA standings this season vying to become champion include current point’s leader Jon Melloway, Todd McCoin, Chris Cox, and Dustin Hodges. Although no driver appearances are confirmed, ULMA drivers that have strong finishes at CMS in the past include Dwight Niehoff, Bobby Penney, John O’Neil, and Jon Binning, a former two-time late model champion at the track. Steve Clancy and Bob King are known to drop in on CMS Late Model appearances as is Gage Wineland, Lane Ehlert, and Kevin Coyne.

The talent-deep USRA Modified contingent hasn’t disappointed fans over the last few weeks with exciting main events. Last week, USRA National Point’s Leader Terry Schultz of nearby Sedalia, Missouri flew the checkers over a strong field that included Kevin Blackburn, Jason Bodenhamer, Tim Karrick, and Robby Reed. One of the unique characteristics of CMS is its geographical location, which often means drivers from all points of Missouri and Eastern Kansas often compete at the track.

Brett Wood of Warrensburg took another trip to victory lane in the Street Stock action last weekend and will surely be one to watch again this weekend in the division. Troy Turley, Clayton Campbell, and Jay Prevete have also recorded strong runs this season. Pure Stock point’s leader Jeremiah Wilson grabbed his fourth triumph last weekend and takes his point’s lead into the final few weeks over defending champion Leroy Morrison. Note, mention of driver name in any class does not guarantee race appearance.

Check out CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net for all the latest schedule updates, news, and information! 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 this weekend: 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 pit passes this weekend are $35. On race day, call the track report line at 660-747-2166.

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.

Schultz, Wood, Ebert and Wilson Protect Championship Point’s Lead at Central Missouri Speedway!

August 11th, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) The hot muggy weather did not deter loyal race fans and drivers from the fast-paced race action at Central Missouri Speedway on Saturday night for KMMO 102.9 Radio and Scout race night. Race fans have enjoyed some tight racing the last few weekends and Saturday night was no exception.

Jeremiah Wilson from Concordia grabbed another victory for his fourth Pure Stock feature win of the year. Jacob Ebert from Oak Grove easily repeated in the B-mods for the ninth time this year. Brett Wood from Warrensburg also claimed the Street Stock feature for his ninth win of the year and Terry Schultz from Sedalia racked up his fourth trip to victory lane at CMS with his USRA Modified feature victory.

Pure Stocks started off the weekly heat racing action to place drivers into their feature starting spots with Jimmy Smith claiming the first heat on his first visit to CMS with Jason Ballard and Don Johnson second and third. In heat 2, Jeremiah Wilson easily claimed the win with Rachael Crowder and Jason Cochran trailing.

The Pure Stocks drivers aligned themselves on the starting grid for their 10- lap feature with Smith quickly maneuvering his car into turn two with the early advantage. Wilson stayed side by side and made his move around Smith on the high side in turn four to grab the lead.

Wilson never relinquished the top spot but had to survive through a caution on lap three when Don Johnson departed the track after he tangled with Leroy Morrison in turn two. Wilson firmly maintained his lead and won his fourth feature of the year, Smith followed in second while Jason Ballard had his best finish of the year in third after he passed Morrison who finished fourth on spot ahead of Amanda Sammons.

Another stout field of 19 B-Mod drivers checked in for weekly competition. They competed in three heat races to set their starting spots for the feature event. Jake Richards easily grabbed heat one over Bret Wood and Kameron Grindstaff. Heat two had Jacob Ebert going to the wire for his ninth heat win over Cody Frazon and Dean Truelove. The final heat race saw Chris Brockway drive to the win as he easily advance to the checkers in front of Troy Carlyle and Nic Bennett.

All 19 competitors made their way to the track for their 15-lap event to see if someone could break the hold Jacob Ebert had over the field several times this year. Ebert quickly grabbed the early feature lead as he rolled out of turn two ahead of Brockway and Carlyle with Jake Richards in the mix. Richards suffered a mechanical problem as he said the car just quit on him in the turn one area, with Richards unable to completely leave the race surface a yellow flag slowed the field for a restart.

After a series of early cautions, Ebert continued his dominance and pulled away from the field on the re-starts. Carlyle was in second when he suffered a break down in turn four when his car snapped around facing the wrong direction to end his night. Brett Wood stalked Ebert and put some pressure on him from lap ten to the end of the race but Ebert hung on for his ninth win of the year. With his best B-mod finish of the year Wood came away second followed by Eddie Bray, Jr., Brockway settled for fourth and Nic Bennett rounded out the top five of the night.

Street Stock drivers had another chance to claim a weekly feature and attempt to figure out a way to beat point’s leader Brett Wood with 14 drivers on hand for two heat races. Allen Perryman smoothly drove to victory in heat one over Brian Inlow and Dwayne Mitchell. Brett Wood pulled away and claimed the second heat race ahead of Jay Prevete and Clayton Campbell.

To start the 15-lap main event, Wood shot out on the high side for the early lead with Perryman close by on the low side. Wood began to walk away from the field as Perryman then battled with Prevete for the second spot until Prevete prevailed and maneuvered past him.

On lap seven, Jeremiah Wilson pulled off with mechanical woes with Herb Dannar departing the race soon after. On a lap ten re-start, Prevete made his final attempt to work around Wood, but was denied as Wood claimed his ninth main-event win of the season. Prevete hung onto second with Perryman posting his strongest finish of the year in third. Mr. Consistency this year Troy Turley finished fourth one spot ahead of Clayton Campbell to round out the top five.

Twenty-three USRA Modifieds made their way to CMS for competition in three preliminary heat races to set up the starting grid for the 25-lap, $1,000 to-win feature event. Jason Bodenhamer won in convincing fashion in heat one with Matt Johnson and Eddie Bray, Jr., trailing. Danny Scrogham won in heat two ahead of Richard Layne and Dalton Kirk while the final heat of the night went to Kevin Blackburn, son of former two-time track champion Gary Blackburn, over two of the USRA hot-shoes, Robbie Reed and Terry Schultz.

USRA Modified drivers filed onto the track competing for their 25-lap main event. Scrogham and Bodenhamer led the field to the green out front when Bodenhamer grabbed the lead on lap four. Meanwhile, Blackburn moved into the second spot and by motoring around Bodenhamer for the lead on lap ten.

Terry Schultz snuck up on the leaders and made his move towards the front using the high and middle lanes of the track to grab the lead from Blackburn. Bodenhamer almost lost his third spot when he did a half spin in turn without coming to a complete stop on lap 13. Several drivers had to quickly take evasive action to try and avoid being involved in a multi-car pileup but were unable to avoid contact. Unfortunately, top-five running Matt Johnson’s night came to an end with all other drivers able to continue.

After another lap 13 restart, drivers settled into a groove as Schultz commanded the front of field. Blackburn tagged the wall coming out of turn four and suffered some right side damage late in the race but soldiered on to finish second behind Schultz, who claimed his fourth CMS feature win of the season. Bodenhamer had his strongest run of the year in third with Tim Karrick moving up from twelfth into a fourth place finish while Robbie Reed rounded out the top-five.

Next Saturday, August 15, the B-Mods take the spotlight with a $1,500 to-win track special event. Weekly racing continues in the USRA Modifieds, Pure Stocks and Street Stocks and the ULMA Late Models roll back into CMS for their second-to-last appearance of the year.

Check out CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net for all the latest schedule updates, news, and information! On race day, be sure to 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.

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.

Check out CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net for all the latest schedule updates, news, and information! 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! General Admission Adults $12, Military/Students w/ID $10, Seniors 65 and over $10, Kids 6 to 12 years $5, all children 5 and under free! Permanently confined to wheelchair, free! All weekly racing pit passes are $30. On race day call the track report line at 660-747-2166.

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.

Weekly Racing Continues at Central Missouri Speedway Saturday!

August 8th, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) Action returns to Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) on Saturday, August 8 for KMMO 102.9 FM Radio and Scout Night at the races, including $1,000-to-win/$160-to-start USRA ‘Mighty’ Modifieds plus Street Stocks, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks. The racing over the last few weeks has been extremely competitive with several memorable events in all classes on a very racy surface. Last week the track saw three new winners this season in USRA Modified, B-Mod, and Pure Stock action.

This Saturday also marks Scout Night at the speedway with $5 admission for all Boy/Girl Scouts with a Scout Identification Card. KMMO Radio will be on hand with a live remote broad cast at around 7 p.m. CMS will also ask its drivers to come through the grandstands on both sides of the speedway for a pass the helmet fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness. CMS has literature on Breast Cancer Awareness to hand out on each side of the speedway grandstands.

USRA modified drivers are back competing with Sedalia driver, Terry Schultz leading the way in the season standings. Schultz has three feature wins this season. He leads Gunnar Martin from Blue Springs and Aaron Marrant from Richmond, who has climbed into third. Last weekend Brian Johnson claimed his first-ever modified feature win at CMS.

The Pure Stocks have five different feature winners this year and last weekend the crowd was thrilled to see veteran driver Darrin Christy from Kansas City, Kansas, in victory lane for the first time this year. Jeremiah Wilson of Concordia leads the points chase with three feature wins and seven top-fives to his credit. The defending point’s champion, Leroy Morrison, Jr., from Raymore, is second with nine out of nine top-five finishes while Jason Cochran from Kansas City is third with two top-five finishes.

In the B-Mod point’s battle, Jacob Ebert of Oak Grove has ten top-five finishes and leads the division with eight feature victories this season. Troy Carlyle of Kearney has 2 feature wins under his belt and six top-five finishes and sits in the second spot. Brett Wood is in the third spot with five top-five’s in this highly competitive division. Cody Brill from Harrisonville claimed his first CMS B-mod feature win of the year last weekend, which was his second CMS win.

Brett Wood of Warrensburg is the defending champion and the driver to beat in the Street Stock division. Wood won his eighth victory last weekend and has accumulated 10 top-five finishes. Troy Turley of Knob Noster is second, also with 10 top-five finishes. Clayton Campbell has shown he can stay close with eight top-five’s this season and has climbed up to the third spot.

Check out CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net for all the latest schedule updates, news, and information! 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! General Admission Adults $12, Military/Students w/ID $10, Seniors 65 and over $10, Kids 6 to 12 years $5, all children 5 and under free! Permanently confined to wheelchair, free! All weekly racing pit passes are $30. On race day call the track report line at 660-747-2166.

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.

Brian Johnson, Brett Wood, Cody Brill, and Darrin Christy Tame Central Missouri Speedway!

August 4th, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) Central Missouri Speedway hosted Kids Night and Salute to Military Night at the track Saturday and even though late-afternoon thunderstorms forced officials to delay the normal start time, 60 drivers checked in to compete in USRA Modified, Street Stock, B-Mod, and Pure Stock action.

Once the track crew worked the racing surface back into shape those in attendance witnessed lightning-fast action throughout the night capped off by a spectacular finish to the evening with three new feature race winners on the year.

Darrin ‘the Bear’ Christy crossed the finish line first in the Pure Stock division for his fifth career track win after several runner-up finishes this year. Cody Brill, another driver who has ran strong this year but always seemed to fall just short for one reason or another, ruled supreme in the B-mods. The lone repeat winner of the night was Warrensburg driver Brett Wood, who appears to be on his way to a second-consecutive year of double-digit wins in the Street Stocks after capturing his eighth feature win of the year and twentieth career track win. Fans once again witnessed a fantastic race to the finish for the night cap as Brian Johnson claimed his thirty-first career CMS victory but first-ever feature race win in the USRA Modified division. (Note: career win totals includes racing from 1994 to present).

Pure Stocks to the track at 8:15, just 45 minutes passed the normal start time of 7:30. Just six cars made their way to the field for a single heat race. Christy powered his way to a sixth heat race win with Rob Gard turning in his best performance of the season with a strong run to second on rung ahead of division point leader Jeremiah Wilson in third.

Christy and Gard took the green flag to start the Pure Stock main event with Christy quickly darting to the lead and opening up a huge lead over Wilson and Gard. After a tangle in the race for second between Wilson and Gard on lap five drew a caution flag, the field realigned to finish the final five laps of the event.

Jason Cochran made things interesting as he stayed right with Christy for the lead at the front of the field but Christy turned back all challenges and went on to claim the win. Despite catching the turn-four wall on the white-flag lap, Cochran went on to finish second with Wilson rebounding to third after the earlier spin. Leroy Morrison, Jr., Don Johnson, and Gard rounded out the field.

B-Mod racing was next on the card with three heat races. Cody Brill took command of heat one from the onset to pick up his second heat win ahead of Jacob Ebert and Troy Carlyle. Dean Wille grabbed his fifth heat-race win over Curtis Berry and Chris Cain in heat two while Chad Staus rolled to his second heat win of the season in the final heat ahead of Johnny McGinnis and Cody Frazon.

Brill and Staus earned the front row starting positions to start the 15-lap main event. Brill quickly asserted himself as the man to beat by grabbing the lead early on ahead of Carlyle and Ebert who both slipped by Staus by lap one. Several early race cautions slowed the field within the first five laps as drivers tried to get into a steady race rhythm.

Through each of the caution period Brill maintained his lead despite heavy pressure from Ebert and Carlyle until the two tangled while racing for second position with Carlyle unable to continue bringing his night to an end. Ebert continued the race after restarting from the tail of the field but later experienced mechanical woes of his own and was among early retirees from the race. After a lap-ten caution flew Brill remained the leader with Wille, Brett Wood, Staus, and Cain inside the top five.

For the final five circuits Brill again proved too strong on this night and thwarted all challengers at the front of the field. Wille and Staus had some close moments for the runner-up spot with Wille eventually emerging in second place despite an earlier black-flag warning from officials. Staus had a back-and-forth night and rebounded for a solid run to third at the finish ahead of tenth-starting Wood, who finished fourth. Chris Cain, Don Marrs, Olen Stephens, Ernie Walker, Johnny McGinnis, and Bill Small rounded out the top ten.

In victory lane, Brill thanked his many sponsors and family for helping with his race program. The young driver had earlier recorded several strong runs this season but it all came together for him on this night. “It always seems like there’s a lot of cautions when I’m in the lead, I’m just glad we were able to get the win,” said Brill.

To start the night, a dozen Street Stock competitors competed in a pair of heat races. Brett Wood secured his ninth heat win in the opening prelim ahead of Clayton Campbell and Jeremiah Wilson. Gary Akers claimed his first victory in heat-race two over Brian Inlow and Joshua Guy.

Wood and Akers led the field to Hershel Thompson’s green flag to start the main event off with Campbell and Inlow in row two. Like he’s done many times before this season, Wood quickly shot to the front with Campbell in second. Akers and Inlow ran close in the opening laps before Akers distanced himself to stay comfortably in third behind Wood and Campbell.

By lap five, the lead trio was comfortably in front of the intense battle for the fourth spot among Inlow, Guy, and Wilson. Akers’ strong run in third came to an end on lap 7 as heavy smoke billowed from his car as he left the speedway. Kevin Perkins also retired around this time after a run to the top five.

For the final circuits Wood kept Campbell at bay with his solid maneuvering through the corners as Campbell just could not pull close enough to make a run to the lead. In the end, Wood grabbed the victory with Campbell again in second spot. Brian Ziegler made his way over from Valley Speedway to CMS to tag onto the end of the field for the main event and advanced from 13th on the field to finish third. Troy Turley advanced from ninth to fourth at the finish with Bobby Ruff, Guy, Inlow, and Larry Norris rounding out the top eight.

USRA Modifieds headlined the night with three heat races to determine the lineup of the 25-lap main event. Gunner Martin raced to his fifth heat-race victory of the year in the opening event with Terry Schultz and Aaron Marrant second and third. Brian Johnson secured his first heat win of the year ahead of Richard Layne and Mike Eisenhut in heat two while Matt Johnson nailed down the win in heat three in front of Jared Rogers and Dean Wille.

Brian Johnson and Martin, both in search of their first main-event wins of the year led the field of 20 USRA Modifieds to the initial green flag with Johnson grabbing the early race lead in front of Matt Johnson and Martin. By lap four, Martin’s bad luck in the main events this season continued as he exited the track with heavy smoke training from his #75 car.

Schultz moved into the second spot in the ensuing laps and began to put heavy pressure on Brian Johnsonfor the lead as Matt Johnson, Marrant, and Wille all occupied spots within the top five. On lap seven, Marrant’s solid run inside the top

five came to a halt as his car came to a halt in between turns one and two. Marrant was able to continue as the field once again returned to green-flag racing.

Not long after the restart, Schultz found his way to the front but a single-car spin by Wille in turn one drew a second caution and forced the field to be realigned based on the last completed lap and Brian Johnson went back to the lead. For the restart Brian Johnson again was under heavy pressure from Schultz and Matt Johnson, who ran several laps together in a bid for second.

Meanwhile, nineteenth-starting Jason Bodenhamer climbed his way to the top five by lap 15 with Tim Karrick also advancing towards the top five from thirteenth on the grid. As the laps wound down Brian Johnson maintained his lead over Schultz and Matt Johnson until one final caution with four laps remaining came out for a single car spin by Layne.

On the restart, Johnson had a somewhat scary moment as his car skated up the embankment losing grip and nearly costing him the lead. Matt Johnson was able to use the high side to get an advantage over Brian Johnson but as the pair approached turn three Brian Johnson was able to sneak back underneath to maintain the lead.

In a tight battle to the finish Brian Johnson came out on top with Matt Johnson able to maintain second ahead of track point’s leader Schultz who came away third. Karrick made a few late-race passes to come away fourth as Marrant rebounded from his earlier turn one mishap to round out the top five. Finishing out the top ten were Bodenhamer, Dalton Kirk, Danny Scrogham, Jared Rogers, and David Wood.

All kids 12 and under received several complimentary items from area businesses, fans, drivers, and track staff during their annual Kids Night festivities, which included foot races on the tracks, raffles for bicycle giveaways, free Dilly Bars courtesy of Dairy Queen, goodie bags full of various store coupons, toys, and school supplies and a free drink and hot dog courtesy of CMS Owners/Promoters Earl and Susan Walls.

This year’s Kids Night contributors included Amanda and Gary Akers Racing, Danny Scrogham Racing, John and Debbie Miller, Quality Home Improvements by Hershel Thompson, Jayhawk Millwright/Phil Heavelow, Dairy Queen of Warrensburg, McDonald’s of Warrensburg, Casey’s of Warrensburg, Dawn Standridge, Taelor and Chad Eickleberry, Brett Wood Racing, Josh Guy Racing, Zack Smith Racing, Rob Gard Racing, Wal-Mart of Warrensburg, Bobby Raybourn and Levic Plastics, Victory Trophies by Dione, Tim Karrick Racing, Alan Miller, Earl and Susan Walls and Track Staff, Monica Brockway, the National Guard, Dean Wille racing, Dean Truelove Racing, and Carlyle Plumbing. Thank you everyone!

Next week on August 8th weekly racing continues at the speedway with KMMO Radio and Scout Night at the races featuring action in the USRA Modified, Street Stock, B-Mod, and Pure Stock divisions. Just six nights of competition remain on the 2015 CMS racing schedule.

Check out CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net (http://centralmissourispeedway.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fb45d3c5de99db9cbb548e5d6&id=37ab8a32fc&e=b79e6147f4) for all the latest schedule updates, news, and information! 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! General Admission Adults $12, Military/Students w/ID $10, Seniors 65 and over $10, Kids 6 to 12 years $5, all children 5 and under free! Permanently confined to wheelchair, free! All weekly racing pit passes are $30. On race day call the track report line at 660-747-2166.

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.

Kid’s Night and Salute to Military Saturday at CMS!

August 1st, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) The week that racing kids and their friends look forward to the most every year at Central Missouri Speedway has arrived as the track is set to host its annual Kid’s Night festivities this Saturday. Every kid 12 years and younger will receive a free hot dog and drink as part of the celebration. In addition, all kids aged 3 to 12 years may come down to the track during intermission and compete in each of the foot races in girls and boys age divisions.

Foot races are not all the staff has planned. All kids in attendance this weekend will have a chance at winning extra prizes including bicycles and backpacks, plus all kids will take home a free goodie bag stuffed with donated items from the racing family, including drivers, fans, track staff, and volunteers. In the past these items have included school supplies, toys/trinkets, candy, gift coupons, driver hero cards, and other items.

The CMS staff will assemble the bags on Saturday morning beginning at 10 a.m. Any last-minute donations should be brought to the track by 10 a.m. in order to disburse the items into the different age-group bags. For additional Kid’s Night information visit the CMS website at www.centralmissourispeedway.net and click on the link entitled “Kids Night Info for August 1st.”

Prior to the races this Saturday CMS invites military members to the speedway for military appreciation night. The track donated items for a hot dog tailgate party, which begins at 4 p.m. on the front side of the speedway in the main parking lot off Highway 13. The cookout will take place prior to the races. Guests will have the luxury of relaxing under a shaded area and tent. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and any picnic-type games of their own. After the cookout, CMS invites all Active Duty and Guard/Reserve personnel with I.D. to come to the races for just $5! Coolers are allowed at the tailgate but are not allowed inside the the grandstand area.

All four weekly race divisions will compete Saturday night, including USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks. Drivers in all divisions will race in preliminary heat races and then later in the night will run main-event programs.

Be sure to visit CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net for all the latest schedule updates, news, and information! 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.

On Saturday, 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! General Admission Adults $12, Students w/ID $10, Seniors 65 and over $10, Kids 6 to 12 years $5, all children 5 and under free! Permanently confined to wheelchair, free! All weekly racing pit passes are $30. On race day call the track report line at 660-747-2166.

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.

Reed, Ziegler, Carlyle, and Wilson Fly CMS Checkers!

July 30th, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) Sizzling hot and threatening weather did not keep the race fans and drivers from their Saturday night racing fix at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) Saturday night for Better Country KIX 105.7 and Budweiser night at CMS.

Fans were anxious to see their favorite drivers compete for the weekly championship wins on a night that saw some new faces in the winner’s circle. Jeremiah Wilson from Concordia celebrated with another win for his third Pure Stock feature win while Troy Carlyle from Kearney drove to the B-mod winner’s circle for the second time this year. Brian Ziegler from Bates City claimed his first CMS Street Stock feature win of the year while Robbie Reed Mexico, Missouri captured his first-ever CMS win in USRA Modified action.

Pure Stocks started off the heat racing action to place drivers into their respective feature starting spots with Leroy Morrison claiming the first heat with first time visiting driver Cody Satterwhite from Topeka, Kansas and Rob Gard trailing at the finish. For heat number two, Jeremiah Wilson passed Jason Cochran on the last lap for the win with Darrin Christy third.

Pure Stock drivers lined up for their 10- lap feature even with Wilson quickly maneuvering his car into the early lead with Darrin Christy moving up from fifth into second by lap six. Wilson ultimately went on to capture his third feature win of the year, Christy followed in second while Satterwhite had a solid run in third. Leroy Morrison ended in fourth with Jason Ryun, last week’s feature winner fifth and Jason Cochran in sixth.

Another strong field of B-Mod drivers signed in for weekly competition in three heat races to set their starting spots for the feature event. Cody Frazon grabbed heat one over Troy Carlyle and Jacob Ebert with heat two going to Chris Brockway for his first heat win of the year over Richard Brainard and Cody Brill. The final heat race saw Darren Phillips advance to the checkers in front of Jason Billups and Brad Moore.

Twenty B-Mods filed onto the track for their 15-lap main event to see if someone could break a four-week stretch of wins by Jacob Ebert. Frazon grabbed the early feature lead as he rolled out of turn two ahead of Phillips and Carlyle with Ebert stalking the top three. After a lap-three caution, Carlyle started his move to the front of the field by working past Phillips as Ebert, Dean Wille and Eddie Bray raced into the top six.

Carlyle had to hold off Ebert on several late race restarts and finally came under the checkers first to end Ebert’s streak with his second victory of the year. He commented on using a previous setup for this event and it turned out to be a winning night for the Kearney, Missouri native. Ebert fought off Wille for the runner-up spot with Wille third. Eddie Bray, Jr., moved up from his eleventh starting spot into fourth while Brett Wood came from deep in field to fifth. Cody Brill rebounded all the way to sixth after an early race spin.

Street Stock drivers had another chance to claim a weekly feature and place some pressure on point’s leader Brett Wood with 12 drivers in the pits competing in two heat races. Brian Ziegler drove to victory in heat one over Wood and Brian Cox. Troy Turley claimed the second heat race ahead of Clayton Campbell and Gary Akers to setup the main event starting grid.

At CMS the Street Stock competition can be an entertaining for race fans and Saturday was a wild affair in a survival of the fittest run to the checkers as several incidents unfolded marring the event. After a first lap incident with several drivers, Wood and Turley were battling for the lead side by side on the restart with Wood emerging as the leader. However, Ziegler was close behind and worked hard to overtake Wood, something that several drivers have unsuccessfully attempted to do this season.

While it appeared Wood wrestled control of the race, Ziegler and Clayton Campbell also challenged in the top three. On a mid-race restart on lap six, Ziegler maneuvered his way to the top spot and stayed out front until the incident-filled race came to a close.

After a late race red flag stopped the action on the track, Ziegler, a former track champion at CMS, returned to victory lane for the first time this year over Campbell who finished a strong second. Wood fought his way back to third with Chad Eickleberry fourth, as the final car to finish. Pole-sitter Turley ended the night in fifth.

USRA Modifieds competed for their weekly $1,000 to-win feature event with 19 drivers on hand for three preliminary heat races to establish the starting grid for their 25-lap feature event. Aaron Marrant won in convincing fashion in heat one with Gunner Martin and Dean Wille in tow. Robbie Reed of Mexico, Missouri won heat two ahead of John Allen and Terry Schultz. The third and final heat of the night went to Kyle Westerhold for his first win at CMS this year followed by Nick Pence and Eddie Bray, Jr.

The USRA Modified drivers closed the night out for their 25-lap main event with the top heat race passing point’s drivers leading the field to the green. Reed and Marrant battled early side by side for the lead until Reed established himself as the clear-cut leader.

Several early cautions caused some scrambling for drivers inside the top five with Gunner Martin and Terry Schultz both involved in an early race skirmish. Schultz later charged back to a seventh-place finish after returning; however, Martin’s night came to an early end as he took his car back to the pits.

Reed immediately reestablished his top spot on the restart with Jim Moody now adding pressure to Marrant for second. Moody moved into the second spot with Marrant settling into third. Reed had accumulated six victories at various tracks this season but had not claimed a CMS main event, until this night when he rolled to the front of the field for his second win of the weekend after capturing the win at Callaway Raceway on Friday night near Fulton, Missouri. Moody didn’t miss a beat upon his return to CMS competition and moved up from the sixth row into second, Marrant stayed in third with John Allen, Eric Turner and Danny Scrogham completing the top-six at the finish.

Next week at CMS is the ever-popular Kid’s Night at the Races. Donations for the event are being collected from the racing family. The event takes place on Saturday, August 1st. Donations are requested to stuff goodie bags that all kids up to the age of 12 will receive on their big night. Planned events for the kids include a chance to win bicycles and backpacks, plus 6 different age groups in boys and girls divisions will compete in foot races on the track during intermission. Donated items may be dropped off at the track up until 10 a.m. on the morning of August 1.

Every child up to age 12 in attendance will receive a free hot dog and drink and every child will go home with a goodie bag stuffed full of various school supplies, trinkets, coupons, and other surprises. To donate to kid’s night, bring items to the races on July 25th or drop them off at the track on the morning of August 1st by 10 a.m., prior to the track staff making final arrangements for the event and filling the bags with donated items. Look for the special tab on the CMS website titled “Kids Night Info for August 1st.”

Check out CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net (http://centralmissourispeedway.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fb45d3c5de99db9cbb548e5d6&id=918c57bcd8&e=b79e6147f4) for all the latest schedule updates, news, and information! 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.

On Saturday, 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! General Admission Adults $12, Military/Students w/ID $10, Seniors 65 and over $10, Kids 6 to 12 years $5, all children 5 and under free! Permanently confined to wheelchair, free! All weekly racing pit passes are $30. On race day call the track report line at 660-747-2166.

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.

Sizzling Summer Racing Continues at Central Missouri Speedway!

July 26th, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) Although fans and drivers are looking ahead to this weekend’s action at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS), many attendees from last Saturday are still reminiscing about the USRA Modified main event, which was one for the ages.

The end results saw Dalton Kirk of Edgerton, Kansas emerge as the winner for his first-ever $1,000-to-win weekly main event, which featured no less than four lead changes among four drivers in a race that went down to the wire and kept fans on their edge of their seats as the race unfolded.

Saturday at CMS is ‘Better Country’ KIX 105.7 FM and Budweiser night at the speedway. Racing is expected to be just as sizzling as summer temperatures with USRA Modifieds return for another $1,000-to-win and $160-to-start main event. Street Stocks, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks fill out the fast-paced program.

CMS is just over a week away from its annual Kid’s Night at the Races. Donations for the event are being collected from the racing family. The event takes place on Saturday, August 1st. Donations are requested to stuff goodie bags that all kids up to the age of 12 will receive on their big night. Planned events for the kids include a chance to win bicycles and backpacks, plus 6 different age groups in boys and girls divisions will compete in foot races on the track during intermission.

Every child up to age 12 in attendance will receive a free hot dog and drink and every child will go home with a goodie bag stuffed full of various school supplies, trinkets, coupons, and other surprises. To donate to kid’s night, bring items to the races on July 25th or drop them off at the track on the morning of August 1st by 10 a.m., prior to the track staff making final arrangements for the event and filling the bags with donated items. Look for the special tab on the CMS website titled “Kids Night Info for August 1st.”

Looking at the current standings, national USRA Point’s Leader Terry Schultz of Sedalia leads the USRA Modified standings. Brett Wood of Warrensburg holds down the top spot in Street Stocks with Oak Grove’s Jacob Ebert showing the way in B-Mods. Concordia driver Jeremiah Wilson has the top spot in Pure Stocks.

Check out CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net for all the latest schedule updates, news, and information! 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.

On Saturday, 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! General Admission Adults $12, Military/Students w/ID $10, Seniors 65 and over $10, Kids 6 to 12 years $5, all children 5 and under free! Permanently confined to wheelchair, free! All weekly racing pit passes are $30. On race day call the track report line at 660-747-2166.

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.

Kirk, Wood, Ebert, and Ryun take CMS Wins!

July 20th, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) The 2015 season continued Saturday night at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) for 610 Sports Radio night at the races. In a brisk-moving program completed before the 10 o’clock hour, Dalton Kirk of Edgerton, Kansas claimed his first-ever USRA Modified win at CMS, Brett Wood rang the bell for his seventh Street Stock win, Jacob Ebert continued his winning ways with his fourth win in a row and eighth overall in USRA B-Mod competition, while Jason Ryun came from the back of the pack in Pure Stock competition to earn his fifth Pure Stock victory.

Pure Stock drivers competed in a pair of heat races with Derek Williams claiming his first-ever heat race by taking the checkers in heat one over point’s leader Jeremiah Wilson. Jason Ryun of Kansas City came away the winner in heat two ahead of Amanda Sammons of Independence.

Although Ryun earned pole position for the main event, he had a talk with his crew prior to the event and elected to start from the tail of the event in a team challenge. Ryun’s decision allowed Williams and Wilson to start the main event on row one for the 10-lap main event. Wilson led early on in the race but his lead disappeared by lap five when Ryun assumed command. The lead duo raced hard for several laps with Wilson staying with Ryun. Despite his efforts Wilson could not retake the lead and settled for a solid points-earning night in second behind winner Ryun. Don Johnson ran strong throughout the night and finished third with Leroy Morrison, Jr., and Rodger Detherage rounding out the top five.

B-Mods competed under the USRA banner Saturday night in three heat races prior to the main event. Double-duty driver Brett Wood captured the win in heat one ahead of Dallas White and Jacob Ebert. Former main-event winner Troy Carlyle finished ahead of Cody Frazon and Jason Billups in heat two while Richard Brainard bested Eddie Bray, Jr. and Curtis Berry in the final prelim.

Wood and Carlyle occupied the front row for the 15-lap main event by virtue of their accumulated passing points from the heat races with Brainard and Bray in row two. Carlyle paced the early laps in a race that saw six caution periods for various spins. Ebert quickly made his way into the top three from his fifth-starting position by lap three and began to put heavy pressure on Carlyle for the lead. In fact, on several occasions Ebert appeared to be out front but caution flags flew early in the event and with the field realigning based upon the last-completed lap, Carlyle held the lead on the restarts.

On lap nine Ebert made the pass for the lead finally stick as he overtook Carlyle who could not keep his car pinned to his preferred line as the race wore on. Eddie Bray and Brett Wood ran solidly inside the top five early on but Bray’s run ended when he went for a spin in turn one after contact with another driver. Bray methodically worked his way back to a respectful sixth-place finish after going to the tail after a restart.

Like he had done seven times before Ebert found the preferred line around the track and once again made it work for his eighth win this season. Ebert has more main-event wins than any driver this year at the track. Kearney, Missouri’s Troy Carlyle settled for second unable to make a charge back to the lead. Wood recorded his best B-mod finish of the year in third with Cody Frazon returning turning in a fourth-place run ahead of Brainard who crossed the line in fifth.

Street Stock drivers continued chasing Brett Wood of Warrensburg heading into the night as he started the division’s heat races of with a victory in the first prelim race over Kevin Perkins and Ron Livengood. Former division champion Brian Ziegler of Bates City made a rare Saturday night appearance at CMS and claimed the heat two victory ahead of Clayton Campbell and Troy Turley.

Wood and Ziegler brought the field to Hershel Thompson’s green flag for the start of the 15-lap main event with Wood leading the way by lap one. Ziegler stayed right with the leader throughout the event but was eventually unable to get close enough for a bid for the win.

Campbell and Turley ran solidly inside the top four behind the lead pair with a good race of their own for a spot inside the top three. A single caution slowed the fast-paced event as Wood went on to claim his seventh overall feature event of the year in the division, this time ahead of Ziegler, Campbell, Turley and Gary Akers, who advanced from his twelfth-starting position to claim fifth at the conclusion of the feature event.

The always exciting ‘Mighty’ Modifieds closed out the night with their main-event, which was one for the memory books. However, before the lineup was determined attending drivers competed in three heat races. USRA national and track point’s leader Terry Schultz led Aaron Marrant and Tyler Schmidt across the line in that order for heat race number one. Gunner Martin, second in points so far this season finished ahead of Lewis Jackson and Curt Rackers for heat two. Tim Karrick of Basehor, Kansas bested Nick Pence and Mark Schafman in heat three to finish off heat-race action.

Schultz and Martin began the 25-lap main event on row one in front of Karrick and Marrant when the initial green flag waved. From the onset the fans realized they were in for a treat as multi-lane racing occurred all throughout the lineup. Schultz grabbed the point early only to briefly lose the lead to Karrick in the race’s early stages. With Karrick choosing the low side and Schultz up high, the two veterans raced hard to stay out front but Marrant had his own surprise in mind and eventually snuck by both Shultz and Karrick with a bid for the win by lap seven.

Marrant led the blistering pace up front using up the high side of the track and then some to maintain his lead. A second caution slowed the field on lap ten and with Marrant leading Karrick, Schultz, Rackers, Schafman, and Dalton Kirk.

For the ensuing restart Marrant still held the top spot but behind the dynamics of the furious race changed when several cars got together near turn two with Karrick and Johnny Fennewald receiving the worst end of the caution that flew and having to restart at the tail of the field.

Once the race returned to green-flag action Kirk had advanced from his thirteenth starting position to take the lead by lap 14, dropping Marrant back to second in front of Schultz and Rackers. Meanwhile Schafman’s strong run inside the top six earlier came to an end after being involved in a second caution flag incident.

For the final 11 laps Kirk paced the field and never looked back claiming his first-ever CMS victory with Marrant running a strong second. Rackers got by Schultz late in the race to take third with Schultz finishing fourth just ahead of fifteenth-starting Jason Bodenhamer who advanced ten spots to claim fifth. Tyler Schmidt advanced to sixth at the conclusion of the race with Karrick rebounding to seventh after going to the tail during one of the caution flags. Fennewald also came forward in the event finishing eighth, Danny Scrogham and Richard Layne rounded out the top ten finishers. In victory lane, a relieved Kirk thanked his crew and sponsors for their hard work and dedication on his car.

Next Saturday, July 25th is KIX 105.7 and Budweiser night at the races. We’re just a couple of weeks away from Kid’s Night at the speedway on Saturday, August 1st. CMS is currently taking donated items to use for stuffing the goodie bags that all kids up to the age of 12 will receive on their big night. Planned events for the kids include a chance to win bicycles and backpacks, plus 6 different age groups in boys and girls divisions will compete in foot races on the track during intermission.

Each child up to age 12 will receive a free hot dog and drink courtesy of track owners Earl and Susan Walls and every child will go home with a goodie back stuffed full of various school supplies, trinkets, coupon, and other surprises just for attending. To donate to kid’s night, bring your items to the races on July 25th or drop them off at the track the morning of August 1st by 10 a.m., prior to the track staff making final arrangements for the event.

Check out CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net for all the latest schedule updates, news, and information! 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! General Admission Adults $12, Military/Students w/ID $10, Seniors 65 and over $10, Kids 6 to 12 years $5, all children 5 and under free! Permanently confined to wheelchair, free! All weekly racing pit passes are $30. On race day call the track report line at 660-747-2166.

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.

USRA B-Mods Plus USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Pure Stocks this Weekend at CMS!

July 18th, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) Weekly points-earning events continue this Saturday at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) in all divisions. Participating B-Mod drivers have the opportunity to earn not only track points but National USRA B-mod points this weekend. USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Pure Stocks also have a full night of action ahead of them on 610 Sports Radio race night at CMS.

It hardly seems possible but the season is past the halfway point with nine more events dotting the schedule at this time. Last week the track point’s leaders took three of the four main events when National USRA and current track point’s leader Terry Schultz captured his third USRA Modified victory.

Brett Wood kept the bar high with his sixth Street Stock win padding his lead in the division and Jacob Ebert continues to be the driver with the most feature wins in one division this season after picking up his seventh main event last week. Jason Ryun isn’t chasing the points in the Pure Stock division but he captured his division leading fourth main event last weekend.

In just three weeks the track will host the annual Kid’s Night at the speedway. Kids will compete in foot races on the track at intermission time and have the opportunity to win bicycles and backpacks full of school supplies and other surprises.

In addition, each child will receive a free hot dog and drink courtesy of owners and promoters Earl and Susan Walls and every child 12 years and under will go home with a goodie bag stuffed full of donated items from various track sponsors, drivers, fans, and staff members. The CMS staff will stuff bags on the morning of August 1st at the track in the tech barn. All donations should be in before this date; late drop-offs may be delivered to the track by 10 a.m. on August 1.

If you’d like to help out with the annual Kid’s Night event, ask for more information or leave your name with either ticket admission gate personnel. Volunteers should leave their name at the office on the pit side of the speedway and
those donating items such as new or used bikes in good repair for boys/girls ages 1 to 12, various school supplies, driver hero cards/pictures, small toys (that can fit in bags), gift certificates, and or coupons should also drop these items off at the pit side office.

If you care to make a personal cash or business donation, CMS will use extra cash to purchase bikes, backpacks, and additional items to fill goodie bags … our goal is no child goes home empty handed! There are several events being planned for kid’s night including an obstacle course! Every foot race winner in the boys/girls age group divisions will receive a medal for their victory!

Check out CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net for all the latest schedule updates, news, and information! 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! General Admission Adults $12, Military/Students w/ID $10, Seniors 65 and over $10, Kids 6 to 12 years $5, all children 5 and under free! Permanently confined to wheelchair, free! All weekly racing pit passes are $30. On race day call the track report line at 660-747-2166.

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.

Schultz, Wood, Ebert and Ryun in Victory Lane on Pepsi Night at Central Missouri Speedway!

July 14th, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) The hot weather returned to the west-central Missouri area on Saturday matching the racing action on Pepsi Night at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS). Race fans were pleased to see some of their favorite drivers repeat in victory lane this weekend. Jason Ryun from Kansas City captured his fourth win in Pure Stocks while Jacob Ebert from Oak Grove drove his car into the winner’s circle for the seventh time this year in B-Mod action. Brett Wood from Warrensburg claimed his sixth Street Stock win of the year and Terry Schultz of Sedalia returned to victory lane for a third time this year in USRA action.

Pure Stocks started off the heat racing action with Darrin Christy grabbing the first heat win with Lee Scott and Roger Detherage close behind. In heat two, Jason Ryun passed the line just ahead of Jeremiah Wilson and Derek Williams.

When the Pure Stocks lined up for their feature event Ryun quickly maneuvered his car into the early lead with Christy close behind. Ryun was dominant on this night as he kept Christy and Detherage behind him all night to claim another main event. Current Pure Stock point’s leader Jeremiah Wilson had to retire early with a flat tire on lap six after several cars tangled in turn two. Ryun hung on in the end with his fourth feature win this year with Christy in second. Detherage moved up later in the race into third, Leroy Morrison was fourth with Amanda Sammons rounding out the top five.

A field of 21 B-Mod drivers competed in three heat races to establish the starting grid for their weekly feature. Jacob Ebert easily grabbed heat one over Josh Barnes and Kaleb Bray. Heat two had Troy Carlyle taking the win over Jake Richards and Jason Billups. The final heat race saw Cody Frazon advance to the checkers in front of Dallas White and Nic Bennett.

For the main event, Carlyle grabbed the early lead as he rolled out of turn two ahead of Ebert and Frazon. Unfortunately, multiple cautions detracted from this week’s B-mod feature. Carlyle led the early portions of the race until he spun in turn one. Ebert then inherited the lead and hung on throughout several more cautions. Bennett also provided some pressure but Ebert ultimately claimed his seventh victory this year.

Charlie Ebert, his Father and former CMS modified track champion, gave him a big hug on the track in victory lane as they celebrated his win. Bennett looked good again this week in second coming on strong late in the race. Jason Billups placed third; Jake Richards who provided some early challenges for the lead was fourth. Brett Wood came from eleventh to finish fifth and Carlyle came back up to sixth after his spin in turn two.

Street Stock drivers had their opportunity to win a feature and make up some points on leader Brett Wood during their weekly racing events with 14 drivers on hand. Wood claimed the opening heat race over Troy Turley and Gary Akers while Dean Wille drove to victory in heat two ahead of Jeremiah Wilson and Brian Inlow.

At CMS the Street Stock competition is always entertaining and this night was no different as early leader Dean Wille was pursued by Wood and Turley throughout the early stages of the race. Wille eventually tangled with Brian Inlow in turn two bringing out a caution that was costly to the leader with officials placing him tail back for the restart after the contact with Inlow.

With Wille on the tail of the field for the restart, Wood inherited the lead and never looked back as he entered victory lane for the sixth time this year. Turley hung on for another solid second, Clayton Campbell was third, Gary Akers moved up into the fourth spot just ahead of Chad Eickleberry in fifth and a rebounding Wille in fifth position at the line.

USRA Modifieds were fresh off their Tom Wilson Memorial Bowl Fourth of July events from last week with a 25-car field. Preliminary heat race winners included Terry Schultz on top in heat one with Brian Johnson and Justin Johnson in tow. Gunner Martin won in convincing fashion in a close finish in heat two ahead of Tim Karrick and Nick Pence. The third heat of the night went to Jim Moody in front of Lewis Jackson and Danny Scrogham. The final heat of the night had Mark Schafman ahead of Mickey Burrell and Mike Eisenhut.

USRA Modified drivers entered the track competing for the $1,000-to-win weekly racing event with their 25-lap main event. Just like last week, pole position went to Gunner Martin based on heat race passing points and he led the field for several restarts early. The cautions caused several top cars to exit the track including Jim Moody, Brian Johnson, Aaron Marrant and Nick Pence who slowly turned over in turn four; he was uninjured in the mishap.

The feature race drivers finally settled in to a rhythm and clicked off laps at a blistering pace with Schultz asserting himself up front along with Edwardsville, Kansas driver Mark Schafman. Schafman actually grabbed the lead early on until Schultz took control of the race. Schultz commanded the race for the remaining laps as Karrick and Schafman battled for the second and third spots.

As flagman Hershel Thompson’s final double checkers of the night flew over the field, Schultz claimed his third CMS modified victory of the year. Karrick made a late-race move into second ahead of Schafman who hung on for third, Martin finished a solid fourth, Matt Johnson in his new GRT modified was fifth while Scrogham rounded out the top six.

Next weekend includes weekly racing on 610 Sports Radio Race Night at Central Missouri Speedway. USRA Modifieds, USRA -Mods, Street Stocks, and Pure Stocks will all be on hand for the race program competing for championship points for the 2015 track championships.

Check out CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net for all the latest schedule updates, news, and information! 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! General Admission Adults $12, Military/Students w/ID $10, Seniors 65 and over $10, Kids 6 to 12 years $5, all children 5 and under free! Permanently confined to wheelchair, free! All weekly racing pit passes are $30. On race day call the track report line at 660-747-2166.

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.

Street Stock Special to Dean Wille as Gunner Martin Earns Pole Position for $5,000-to-Win BBQ Bowl!

July 7th, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) Night one of the Tenth Annual Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl kicked off Friday evening as 100 drivers filed in along with the great Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) race fans. It was a big night in many ways for several drivers competing in the Street Stocks, ULMA Late Models, USRA Modifieds, Allstar Midget Series, and USRA B-Mods.

Dean Wille of Warrensburg captured the track’s annual Street Stock $1,500-to-Win event by holding off a pack of wolves on the prowl trying to take home the big bucks. Through several caution periods and some challenges on the track, Wille managed to prevail. “This seems to be the only class I can win in right now, I gave it away during the B-mods, the fastest car doesn’t always win, it feels good to be back in victory lane,” stated the Warrensburg driver at the conclusion of the event. Brian Ziegler and Brett Wood had an intense battle for second and that may have been
the difference for Wille as the two put on a great drive for the fans.

For night one qualifying for Saturday’s $5,000-to-Win USRA Modified event Gunner Martin earned starting position number one for the event by accumulating more passing points in his two heat races than any other driver. Also locking themselves into the finale from the combined points from the heat races were Jim Moody, Terry Schultz, Eric Turner, Jon Sheets, and Dalton Kirk. Six additional Modified drivers made their way onto the starting grid through the B-main, those drivers were Aaron Marrant, Chad Lyle, Jason Bodenhamer, Lewis Jackson, Jason Pursley, and Luke
Driskell.

Another complete program is on hand for the USRA Modifieds as the outside row starting positions will be determined throughout preliminary heat races and any needed “B” or “C” main events. After the conclusion of Saturday’s big race there will be a fireworks display for all to enjoy.

The Allstar Midget Series made its first appearance of the year at CMS after previously being rained out over the Memorial Day weekend. Clinton Boyles and Tyler Nelson claimed the two heat races for the 14 drivers on hand. For the main event it was a showdown of youth as pole-sitter Tyler Nelson and outside row starter Kory Schudy led the field to green. In a race that ran straight through green flag to checkered flag, Schudy prevailed for a win over Nelson, Wesley Smith, Boyles, and Chad Frewaldt. The race was close right to the finish as the top four ran close together the entire race distance giving fans one of the better races of the evening.

Nineteen Lucas Cattle Company ULMA Late Models signed in for night two of the association’s annual Triple Crown Shootout presented by RacinDirt.com. Three heat races were needed to sort out the starting lineup for the 20-lap feature event. Payton Looney, Todd McCoin, and Jon Melloway, all fighting for Shootout points, picked up the heat race wins. Looney captured night one of the shootout the night before led the field to the green at CMS.

From the drop of the green flag Looney quickly distanced himself from the rest of the drivers as McCoin, Melloway, and John O’Neal fought for the second spot behind the leader. Three caution periods for minor incidents slowed the field and on each restart Looney maintained a comfortable lead leaving the rest of the drivers to run for second.

Bobby Penney had one of his best-ever ULMA runs and fought his way into the top five by just past the midway point of the event. O’Neal had some back and forth moments but recovered to finish on the podium by race end. By the time 20 laps ended, Looney had picked up his second-consecutive and fifth overall ULMA win on the year. McCoin finished a strong second while O’neal was third. Penney came away fourth with Dustin Hodges fifth and Dwight Niehoff in sixth. ULMA Late Models will return to CMS on August 15.

First-time winners always receive a thundering applause from the knowledgeable and courteous CMS fans and that is just what Grain Valley, Missouri’s Nic Bennett heard after he claimed his first-ever checkered flag in the USRA B-Mod main event. Bennett ran comfortably up front with a few challenges from Dean Wille until Wille slipped back to eighth in the run down. Bennett grabbed the victory from pole position ahead of Springfield’s Cody Nivens, Brett Wood of Warrensburg, Jason Billups of Holt, and Russell Niehoff of Lockwood.

Action resumes Saturday, July 4 with USRA Modifieds, Pure Stocks, USRA B-Mods, and Street Stocks. Pit gates open at 4:30, grandstands at 5, driver pill draw cutoff is 6:15, Driver’s Meeting 6:30, Hot Laps roll out at 7, while racing begins at 7:30.

General Admission for adults is $15, Seniors 65 and over $12, Military w/I.D. $12, kids ages 6 to 12 years $5, five years and under free. All pit passes are $35. For complete results point your browser to www.speednetdirect.com/results.

For anyone wondering, it is an all-new program on Saturday for all classes including USRA Modifieds, the driver did not have to race Friday night and can come in and still earn the outside row starting positions on the grid for the 50-lap finale.

Past BBQ Bowl winners include Justin Boney (1998), Chad Lyle (1999/2000/2001), Richard Layne (2002), Tim Karrick (2003), Jason Hughes (2004/2006), Dean Wille (2005), Kelly Shryock (2007/2011), Jeremy Payne (2008), Terry Phillips (2009), Dustin Boney (2010), and Zack VanderBeek (2014). Note: the track was not in operation in 2012 and 2013.

There are NO TRACK REGISTRATION FEES for any car classes this weekend! USRA Modified are subject to an entry fee. All pit passes are $35 and are separate from entry fees. Complete details regarding the entire race weekend may be found on the track’s website at www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Look for the tab titled “10th Annual Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl Information Station!” You will find all you need to know about this weekend’s activities through this tab. Visiting drivers are highly encouraged to visit the track’s website and read the general race rules book. At CMS, we use the rulebook, enforce it, and run a very swift-moving program. Look under the Drivers tab on the website for complete rules information.

Camping is permitted on CMS grounds but there are no amenities. All overnight guests are responsible for cleaning their respective areas. There is plenty of parking on both sides of the speedway, there is grandstand seating on both the front and “pit” side of the speedway. No coolers are allowed, there is a fully stocked concession stand on both sides of the speedway to serve the fans and drivers.

Check out CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net for all the latest schedule updates, news, and information! 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.

On race day call the track report line at 660-747-2166. 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.

Jim Moody Captures $5,000 Win at Central Missouri Speedway BBQ Bowl!

July 7th, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) In recent memory at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS), Jim Moody drove his familiar #00 Modified to several victories including weekly racing and special-events; however, until Saturday night, he had never captured the
Independence Day weekend big-money race. Saturday night, that all changed when Moody forever etched his name into the winner’s column as he pocketed $5,000 in the Tenth Annual Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl for the biggest win of his career!

One night after determining the inside row starting positions for the finale of the BBQ Bowl weekend, 12 additional drivers joined pole-sitter Gunner Martin on the starting grid along with fellow inside row starters Moody, Terry Schultz, Eric Turner, Jon Sheets, Dalton Kirk, Aaron Marrant, Chad Lyle, Jason Bodenhamer, Lewis Jackson, Jason Pursley, and Luke Driskell.

Drivers making their way onto the starting grid through night two preliminary action for the outside row starting positions included Justin Johnson, Robbie Reed, Matt Dotson, Rodney Sanders, Robbie Test, Jessy Willard, John Allen, Mark Schafman, Tim Karrick, Tyler Schmidt, Jon Binning, and Richard Layne.

After fans yelled and cheered for their favorite competitors during on-track and out-of-car driver introductions, 24 of the best USRA Modified wheel-men in the Midwest lined up for the 50-lap featured event of the weekend.

At the onset of the race, pole-sitter Gunner Martin led the initial laps until Jim Moody found a way around Martin to grab the lead. Martin stayed close to Moody after losing the lead but was not able to mount a challenge to retake the lead. Drivers raced hard all through the field as they battled closely for every valuable position. Robbie Reed, Terry Schultz, and Matt Dotson along with outside pole-sitter Justin Johnson all held positions in the top five during the race’s initial stages. The track surface led to some intense action keeping the drivers on their marks as
they battled two and sometimes three-wide for the animated crowd.

Meanwhile, Rodney Sanders, Robbie Test, Dalton Kirk, Jon Sheets, and Eric Turner kept busy as they raced to maintain a spot inside the top ten. Some drivers retired early including Jon Binning, who was making his first-ever start in a Modified. Unfortunately Turner’s strong weekend performances also came to an early close; other drivers exiting the race early included Schafman, Willard, Sheets, Lyle, Karrick, and Driskell.

By race end, several drivers advanced through the field to gain positions including Richard Lane from 24th to 14th, Lewis Jackson from 19th to 13th, Jason Pursley from 21st to 12th, Tyler Schmidt from 20th to 11th, and Jason Bodenhamer with a 17th to 7th-place run.

At the front of the pack, Sanders continued his bid for the lead in a fierce battle with Moody and Schultz. On lap 29, the lane-swapping Sanders made his way to the point as he passed Moody for the lead. As Sanders smoothly maneuvered his way through some of the lapped traffic, Moody and Schultz were left to do battle for the second position.

Fans were kept on the edge of their seats for 39 consecutive laps of phenomenal green-flag racing until the first caution flag flew in the race for Johnson after he spun in between turns three and four. When the field realigned for the restart, Sanders led Moody, Schultz, Dotson, Reed, and Kirk in what everyone hoped would be another clear run to the finish after the drivers had a chance to catch their breath for few brief moments until the race resumed.

The next two laps were clean and green but as Moody and Schultz pressured Sanders both high and low for the lead, the race took a dramatic turn coming off the turn four area when Schultz and Sanders collided exiting the tricky corner after an unsuccessful bid for the lead by Schultz. Although it looked like the pass for the lead was going to be successful , the outcome proved different as Sanders and Schultz both stopped on the track after the collision, both later rejoining the field for the final restart.

Both cars suffered some cosmetic damage along with tire issues for Schultz but nonetheless they each tagged onto the back of the lead-lap cars when racing resumed after making repairs in the hot pit lane. For the restart Moody led John Allen and Robbie Reed at the front of the field.

Unfortunately, other front-runners were not so lucky after being collected in the lap 41 caution period involving Schultz and Sanders. Notably, Matt Dotson who heart-breakingly pulled his car to the infield unable to continue; upon being interviewed shortly after he pulled to the infield, he said he thought he had a great shot at taking home the win. Last year Dotson finished second in this event.

When the field returned to green-flag action Moody did his best to distance himself from the battle for second between Allen and Reed. Before the yellow-flag incident with Sanders and Schultz, Chanute, Kansas driver John Allen had been putting on a driving clinic advancing from 14th on the starting grid to second.

For the final nine laps, Moody did everything he could to hit his marks and keep calm inside the driver’s compartment to complete the race. Behind him it was anything but calm as Reed and Allen became the race to watch as they raced hard and clean for the runner-up position. Ultimately, Moody clicked off the final few laps and drove into CMS Victory Lane in a big way with a career-best $5,000 triumph!

Reed recorded his best-ever CMS finish with a valiant run to second while Allen capped off another solid performance to finish third. Mister 2015 consistency, Dalton Kirk, advanced from 11th to fourth in the final outcome, one rung ahead of Sanders who dug deep to return to the top five after the earlier mishap. Schultz also tried to make his way back to the front behind Sanders but later suffered a second flat tire and retired for the night, officially scored fifteenth in the final posted results.

Justin Johnson rebounded nicely with a respectable run to sixth, Jason Bodenhamer finished seventh just in front of one the hardest working drivers of the night, Aaron Marrant, who moved from 13th to 8th in the final rundown. Pole-sitter Gunner Martin came away with ninth while Robbie test rounded out the top ten.

A total of 28 USRA B-Mods checked in for competition in four preliminary heat races to sort out their main event lineup. Nic Bennett, Shadren Turner, Derek Watson, and Chris Cain claimed the heat-race wins. Warsaw, Missouri’s Jim Cihy claimed the B-main victory. Bennett was looking to keep his weekend momentum going after claiming his first-ever CMS just 24 hours ago, a win that Bennett said came using a “Jacob Ebert” setup. While Bennett ran strong in the main event, he ultimately settled for fifth in the final rundown on Saturday.

Near the front of the field, Watson and Cain ran close together in what appeared to be second and third-place finishes. However, at press time both drivers were unfortunately disqualified for tech-area violations. Shadren Turner and Ethan Isaacs had a fantastic battle for what ultimately turned out to be the run for second in the race. ’s final rundown and with just a handful of laps remaining, Kansas, driver Ethan Isaacs edged out Turner for the runner-up finish.

It’s been quite a challenge for B-mod competitors to figure out a way to beat Oak Grove’s Jacob Ebert this season and like the night before when his setup helped Bennett find victory lane, Ebert himself came away with his fifth victory of the year at the end of the night. Final results from the race revealed that Isaacs and Turner finished second and third with Troy Carlyle fourth, Bennett fifth, and Jason Billups in sixth.

In the continually better and better Pure Stock events, drivers on hand participated in a pair of heat races in which victories went to Derek Williams and Darrin Christy. For the main event, drivers lined up to determine the outcome of the 10-lap main event with Williams taking the early lead.

Windsor, Missouri driver Rodger Detherage continues to improve each week in his #25 Pure Stock and he hounded race-long leader Derek Williams the entire race distance as the pair raced hard for the victory. It was another fantastic battle like what was experienced for the most of the night at CMS as Detherage and Williams came to the final laps.

In the end, Detherage claimed his first-ever win and was overjoyed in victory lane where he thanked everyone for helping him, including Street Stock driver Jay Prevete. Williams also continues to show signs of improvement as he finished strongly in second, followed by Don Johnson, Darrin Christy, and Amanda Sammons, who recorded her best finish of the year in fifth.

Street Stocks were a late addition to the Saturday program with just eight drivers participating in the second-consecutive night of action. Troy Turley of Knob Noster edged Clayton Campbell and Brett Wood for the lone heat-race victory to set the stage for the 15-lap main event.

Early on in the race, Campbell found the preferred way around the track and led several laps with Wood and Prevete, and Turley close behind. Campbell kept his #30 hot-rod on the bottom of the track in hopes of securing the win under intense pressure from Wood, who briefly moved into second position ahead of Prevete in the race’s closing laps. With Campbell and Wood glued to the bottom, Prevete made the most of the situation and moved out to the middle to high lane to take command of the event and ultimately scored his first-ever CMS victory after years of trying.

In victory lane, Prevete said he loved it when the higher lane comes in at CMS and
that he really enjoyed racing at the track. Just as Prevete had done for him when he
earlier won the Pure Stock main event, Roger Detherage was one of the first people
to meet Prevete for his own victory lane celebration as the drivers and crew members
once again celebrated the win together.

Prevete thanked his crew and also fellow competitor Brett Wood for helping him out with the motor in the car. Wood finished strong in second just ahead of Campbell in third; Troy Turley and Gary Akers finished fourth and fifth in the final rundown.

Next Saturday, July 11 is ‘Pepsi Night at the Races’ featuring the return of weekly championship points racing in all divisions, which includes USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks. Check out CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net for all the latest schedule, news, and information! 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! General Admission Adults $12, Military/Students w/ID $10, Seniors 65 and over $10, Kids 6 to 12 years $5, all children 5 and under free! Permanently confined to wheelchair, free! All weekly racing pit passes are $30. On race day call the track report line at 660-747-2166.

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.

Dean Wille Captures Street Stock Special as Gunner Martin Earns Pole or $5,000-to-Win BBQ Bowl at Central Missouri Speedway!

July 6th, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) Night one of the Tenth Annual Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl kicked off Friday evening as 100 drivers filed in along with the great Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) race fans. It was a big night in many ways for several drivers competing in the Street Stocks, ULMA Late Models, USRA Modifieds, Allstar Midget Series, and USRA B-Mods.

Dean Wille of Warrensburg captured the track’s annual Street Stock $1,500-to-Win event by holding off a pack of wolves on the prowl trying to take home the big bucks. Through several caution periods and some challenges on the track, Wille managed to prevail. “This seems to be the only class I can win in right now, I gave it away during the B-mods, the fastest car doesn’t always win, it feels good to be back in victory lane,” stated the Warrensburg driver at the conclusion of the event. Brian Ziegler and Brett Wood had an intense battle for second and that may have been the difference for Wille as the two put on a great drive for the fans.

For night one qualifying for Saturday’s $5,000-to-Win USRA Modified event Gunner Martin earned starting position number one for the event by accumulating more passing points in his two heat races than any other driver. Also locking themselves into the finale from the combined points from the heat races were Jim Moody, Terry Schultz, Eric Turner, Jon Sheets, and Dalton Kirk. Six additional Modified drivers made their way onto the starting grid through the B-main, those drivers were Aaron Marrant, Chad Lyle, Jason Bodenhamer, Lewis Jackson, Jason Pursley, and Luke
Driskell.

Another complete program is on hand for the USRA Modifieds as the outside row starting positions will be determined throughout preliminary heat races and any needed “B” or “C” main events. After the conclusion of Saturday’s big race there will be a fireworks display for all to enjoy.

The Allstar Midget Series made its first appearance of the year at CMS after previously being rained out over the Memorial Day weekend. Clinton Boyles and Tyler Nelson claimed the two heat races for the 14 drivers on hand. For the main event it was a showdown of youth as pole-sitter Tyler Nelson and outside row starter Kory Schudy led the field to green. In a race that ran straight through green flag to checkered flag, Schudy prevailed for a win over Nelson, Wesley Smith, Boyles, and Chad Frewaldt. The race was close right to the finish as the top four ran close together the entire race distance giving fans one of the better races of the evening.

Nineteen Lucas Cattle Company ULMA Late Models signed in for night two of the association’s annual Triple Crown Shootout presented by RacinDirt.com. Three heat races were needed to sort out the starting lineup for the 20-lap feature event. Payton Looney, Todd McCoin, and Jon Melloway, all fighting for Shootout points, picked up the heat race wins. Looney captured night one of the shootout the night before led the field to the green at CMS.

From the drop of the green flag Looney quickly distanced himself from the rest of the drivers as McCoin, Melloway, and John O’Neal fought for the second spot behind the leader. Three caution periods for minor incidents slowed the field and on each restart Looney maintained a comfortable lead leaving the rest of the drivers to run for second.

Bobby Penney had one of his best-ever ULMA runs and fought his way into the top five by just past the midway point of the event. O’Neal had some back and forth moments but recovered to finish on the podium by race end. By the time 20 laps ended, Looney had picked up his second-consecutive and fifth overall ULMA win on the year. McCoin finished a strong second while O’neal was third. Penney came away fourth with Dustin Hodges fifth and Dwight Niehoff in sixth. ULMA Late Models will return to CMS on August 15.

First-time winners always receive a thundering applause from the knowledgeable and courteous CMS fans and that is just what Grain Valley, Missouri’s Nic Bennett heard after he claimed his first-ever checkered flag in the USRA B-Mod main event. Bennett ran comfortably up front with a few challenges from Dean Wille until Wille slipped back to eighth in the run down. Bennett grabbed the victory from pole position ahead of Springfield’s Cody Nivens, Brett Wood of Warrensburg, Jason Billups of Holt, and Russell Niehoff of Lockwood.

Action resumes Saturday, July 4 with USRA Modifieds, Pure Stocks, USRA B-Mods, and Street Stocks. Pit gates open at 4:30, grandstands at 5, driver pill draw cutoff is 6:15, Driver’s Meeting 6:30, Hot Laps roll out at 7, while racing begins at 7:30. General Admission for adults is $15, Seniors 65 and over $12, Military w/I.D. $12, kids ages 6 to 12 years $5, five years and under free. All pit passes are $35. For complete results point your browser to www.speednetdirect.com/results.

For anyone wondering, it is an all-new program on Saturday for all classes includ ng
USRA Modifieds, the driver did not have to race Friday night and can come in and still earn the outside row starting positions on the grid for the 50-lap finale. Past BBQ Bowl winners include Justin Boney (1998), Chad Lyle (1999/2000/2001), Richard Layne (2002), Tim Karrick (2003), Jason Hughes (2004/2006), Dean Wille (2005), Kelly Shryock (2007/2011), Jeremy Payne (2008), Terry Phillips (2009), Dustin Boney (2010), and Zack VanderBeek (2014). Note: the track was not in operation in 2012 and 2013.

There are NO TRACK REGISTRATION FEES for any car classes this weekend! USRA Modified are subject to an entry fee. All pit passes are $35 and are separate from entry fees. Complete details regarding the entire race weekend may be found on the track’s website at www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Look for the tab titled “10th Annual Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl Information Station!” You will find all you need to know about this weekend’s activities through this tab. Visiting drivers are highly encouraged to visit the track’s website and read the general race rules book. At CMS, we use the rulebook, enforce it, and run a very swift-moving program. Look under the Drivers tab on the website for complete rules information.

Camping is permitted on CMS grounds but there are no amenities. All overnight guests are responsible for cleaning their respective areas. There is plenty of parking on both sides of the speedway, there is grandstand seating on both the front and “pit” side of the speedway. No coolers are allowed, there is a fully stocked concession stand on both sides of the speedway to serve the fans and drivers.

Check out CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net for all the latest schedule updates, news, and information! 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.

On race day call the track report line at 660-747-2166. 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.

$5,000 to Win/$1,000 to Start for USRA Modifieds at CMS Independence Day Weekend

July 2nd, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) Central Missouri Speedway is ready to host drivers and fans for two straight nights of racing on Friday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 4th during what has become a mid-summer tradition at the track and for race enthusiasts in the greater Kansas City metro and beyond.

The Tenth Annual Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl dots the schedules of both drivers and fans each year during the Independence Day weekend. Tom Wilson, who served as the track’s long-time announcer and PR director at the speedway died unexpectedly over a decade ago and this event was named in his honor. He and CMS promoter Earl Walls diligently worked together to improve weekly and special-event pay for Modified competitors dating as far back as the late 1990’s.

Past BBQ Bowl winners include Justin Boney (1998), Chad Lyle (1999/2000/2001), Richard Layne (2002), Tim Karrick (2003), Jason Hughes (2004/2006), Dean Wille (2005), Kelly Shryock (2007/2011), Jeremy Payne (2008), Terry Phillips (2009), Dustin Boney (2010), and Zack VanderBeek (2014). Note: the track was not in operation in 2012 and 2013.

The weekend features “big-money” races for USRA Modifieds and Street Stocks highlighted by the Saturday night finale for the USRA Modifieds, which boasts a whopping $32,000 purse structure for the $5,000-to-win/$1,000-to-start, 24-car main event.

Street Stocks take the center stage for their special event with a $1,500-to-win, 25-lap special event on Friday night July 3rd. USRA Modifieds will begin their weekend on Friday night as drivers on hand compete for the inside row odd-numbered starting positions for the Saturday finale.

Six USRA Modified drivers will find themselves locked into the 50-lap finale for Saturday night after they compete in two separate heat races on Friday. The top six in combined passing points from the two heat races earn Saturday starting positions 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11 on the grid. Drivers not making the top six in passing points will compete in additional preliminary event(s) with the top 6 from the B-main ultimately claiming Saturday start positions 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, and 23 to complete the inside row. The USRA Modified program works exactly the same for night two on Saturday, July 4th and will be capped off by the 50-lap featured race.

Besides the Street Stock and USRA Modified competition, Friday racing also includes USRA B-Mods featuring extra start money (both nights), the Allstar Midget Series, and for the first time in several years, the Triple Crown Shootout presented by RacinDirt.com for the ULMA Late Models. At the conclusion of racing Friday night, everyone is invited to kick back and sing the night away with Char karaoke in the tech barn. Attendees are advised to bring their own chairs, snacks, and beverages. We’ll be passing the hat to keep the party going until everyone is all sung out!

Saturday racing includes night two outside row qualifying for the USRA Modifieds as drivers compete in preliminary events to eventually determine starting positions 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12. Once again the top six in passing points after the two heats will be locked in while positions 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, and 24 will be settled out through a B-main event. USRA B-mods return for a second straight night of action along with Pure Stocks. The Street Stocks have also been invited back to compete on Saturday evening giving the fans four car classes to enjoy throughout the night. After the checkered flag for the 50-lap event flies Saturday night and the winner is crowned, there will be a full-on fireworks extravaganza for everyone to enjoy.

There are NO TRACK REGISTRATION FEES for any car classes this weekend! USRA Modified and Street Stock drivers are subject to an entry fee. All pit passes are $35 and are separate from entry fees. Complete details regarding the entire race weekend may be found on the track’s website at www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Look for the tab titled “10th Annual Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl Information Station!” You will find all you need to know about this weekend’s activities through this tab. Visiting drivers are highly encouraged to visit the track’s website and read the general race rules book. At CMS, we use the rulebook, enforce it, and run a very swift-moving program. Look under the Drivers tab on the website for complete rules information.

Camping is permitted on CMS grounds but there are no amenities. All overnight guests are responsible for cleaning their respective areas. There is plenty of parking on both sides of the speedway, there is grandstand seating on both the front and “pit” side of the speedway. No coolers are allowed, there is a fully stocked concession stand on both sides of the speedway to serve the fans and drivers.

If inclement weather affects the weekend, here is the plan we have laid out: Rain Out Scenario #1: If the Friday, July 3 night one program rains out, that program becomes the night one program on Saturday, July 4, same exact program specifics as originally planned Friday. The Saturday program then becomes the Sunday, July 5 night two program.

Rain Out Scenario #2: If the Friday, July 3 night one program is completed but the Saturday, July 4 night two program is rained out, the Saturday, night two July 4 program will move and become the night two Sunday, July 5 program. Rain Out Scenario #3: If the Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 dates both rain out, CMS will determine the makeup information and make future announcements. Bottom line, if we get Friday in, we will do our best (weather pending) to finish by Sunday night.

Check out CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net for all the latest schedule updates, news, and information! 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! Friday and Saturday General Admission prices are as follows: 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! On race day call the track report line at 660-747-2166. 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.

Dotson, Wood, Ebert, and Ryun Claim Victories at Central Missouri Speedway!

July 1st, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) The Memorial Day weekend make-up features for Pure Stocks and Street Stocks drivers took place at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) in front of an enthusiastic crowd of dedicated race fans. On a rare perfect weather night for this season, Jason Ryun from Kansas City drove into victory lane for the $500 to-win Pure Stock special event. Brett Wood of Warrensburg claimed the make-up Street Stock feature and the weekly feature for his fourth and fifth victory lane celebrations of the year.

Street Stocks began the night with their makeup feature event from the postponed Memorial Day weekend. Jay Prevete, Brett Wood, and Dean Wille were the heat race winners on May 23. All of the drivers that qualified that night were eligible to run this feature event and most of them made the call for the make-up race. At the start of the feature, Troy Turley looked like the driver to beat as he drove hard out of turn two with the early lead. However a four-man battle ensued for lead with Dean WIlle, Brett Wood, and Clayton Campbell took place with furious on-track action.

Prevete ran in the top-five early on and then Wille grabbed the lead only to depart later with mechanical problems on lap 6. Campbell then took over the lead only to see his lead be short lived as Wood passed him and never looked back. Wood gained his fourth feature win of the year with Turley settling for second followed by Prevete and Tim Cressley.

Pure Stocks started off the evening heat races to determine the feature starting spot for their special $500-to-win feature event. Jason Ryun grabbed the first heat with Jeremiah Wilson and Jason Cochran close behind. In heat two, Dylan McDonald passed under the checkers first ahead of Don Johnson and Leroy Morrison.

For the main event, Pure Stocks lined up for the 12- lap special feature with Ryun quickly asserting himself as the man to beat as McDonald and Johnson worked hard inside the top-three. Darrin Christy then later started his move up to the top three after a lap-4 mishap for Leroy Morrison on the back stretch. Morrison eventually was able to control his car and finish the race with the left front flat.

McDonald applied pressure throughout the race looking for a way around Ryun but Ryun hung on with his third feature win this year. He thanked the Christie’s for preparing the car for his racing this season. McDonald, who was making his first CMS appearance this season, had a solid second place finish. Christy moved up late into third with Jeremiah Wilson and Roger Detherage completing the top-five.

A field of 21 B-Mods checked in and competed in three heat races to set the field for their weekly feature. Cody Frazon claimed heat one over Troy Carlyle and Jason Billups. Heat two had Dean Wille claiming the win over Chris Cain and Cody Brill. The final heat race saw Jacob Ebert advance to take the checkers in front of Richard Brainard and Dean Truelove.

B-Mods lined up for their 15-lap event to see if they could keep pace with early season point’s leader Jacob Ebert. Out of the gate Ebert grabbed the early lead as he rolled out of turn two ahead of Frazon and Carlyle. Ebert and the other drivers endured multiple cautions throughout the race, but Ebert felt some pressure behind him from Carlyle who stuck his nose in down low several times in turn four but still unable to topple Ebert, who hung on for his fifth feature win of the year.

Carlyle saw his bid for another win go out of sight as he spun late in the race fighting for the lead. Cain, who passed Wille in third late in the race after a restart, finished third with Brainard recording his best finish of the year in fourth while Don Marrs rounded out the top-five.

Street Stock drivers had their second chance to win a feature during their weekly racing events with 19 drivers on hand competing in three heat races. Clayton Campbell grabbed the opening heat race over Russ Moyer and Ronnie Livingood. First year driver Casey Meads drove to victory in heat two for his first-ever win ahead of Troy Turley and Zack Smith while Brett Wood bested Brian Inlow and Allen Perryman in the final heat race.

At CMS, the Street Stock competition has always been a fan favorite event and the drivers didn’t disappoint them again this night. Early leader Campbell was pursued by Wood, Turley and Moyer early on in the race as Wood used lapped traffic to his advantage to take the lead from Campbell.

Wood used the high line to get by and then was on cruise control the rest of the way with Campbell in second as Wood celebrated his second feature win of the night and his fifth of the year. Campbell ran very strong in second, Turley was third, Meads had his best finish of the year in fourth, while Moyer completed the top-five.

USRA Modifieds had their final weekend to prepare for the Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl over the Fourth of July weekend. Tim Karrick claimed heat one with Robbie Reed and Danny Scrogham in close pursuit. Terry Schultz won in convincing fashion in heat two ahead of Luke Feeback and Earl Roark. The third heat of the night went to Matt Dotson ahead of Aaron Marrant and Kevin Blackburn. The final heat of the night had Robbie Test finishing ahead of Brian Johnson and Nick Pence.

The USRA Modifieds then completed the night’s racing events with their 25-lap main event. Karrick looked to be the early favorite in the one-caution event. Feeback looked strong in his first appearance in a few years. Robbie Test also stayed up in the top-five all night with a solid run. Brain Johsnon also had a solid performance.

Lapped traffic plagued Karrick as he tried to maintain the lead as Dotson went around him for the lead using the high line. Meanwhile, Schultz tried to move up some on the track but didn’t find it to his liking and slide back down low, eventually settling for third.

As the final double checkers of the night flew for the modified feature Matt Dotson claimed the victory for his first CMS win of the year. In victory lane, Dotson felt elated to come away with the win against a tough field of cars. Karrick hung on for second, Schultz was third, Test had his best CMS finish in fourth, while Aaron Marrant advanced to round out the top five.

Next weekend marks the Tenth Annual Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl with two nights of heart pounding USRA Modified events as well as a full night of action for both programs. Night one on Friday, July 3 features a $1,500-to-win Street Stock special and extra start money on the line for USRA B-Mods, who will be competing for track and national USRA points.

ULMA Late Models return for the second stop of their annual Triple Crown Shootout. An anonymous donor has added $50 for the winner, making the late model victory worth $650. The Allstar Midget Series is set to return for the first time this year after being rained out over the Memorial Day weekend.

USRA Modifieds have the featured race of the weekend when they compete in the 50-lap, $5,000-to-win and $1,000-to-start main event on Saturday evening. USRA Modifieds have two chances to make it on to the 24-car starting grid for the main event as drivers will complete in two rounds of heat races, and C and B features as needed to ultimately determine the inside row starts, 12 cars, on night one, and then coming back on night two to determine the outside row starting positions, eventually filling the field for the main event of the night. Saturday night will also feature a complete fireworks show for everyone to enjoy. On Friday night, join us for an after-race tech barn party with Char karaoke, which starts after the final checkered flag of the evening. Those attending the party are encouraged to bring their own chairs and beverages.

Effective immediately the Lightning Sprints will no longer be weekly racing class at Central Missouri Speedway. A spokesperson for the Lightning Sprints approached promoter Earl Walls Saturday evening and apologized for the car counts not being up to par with what was anticipated this season. Walls understood and the parties agreed that in the best interest of the division that they would no longer be a weekly racing division at CMS.

Track points and USRA points will be awarded to both the USRA Modified and B-Mod divisions as well as Street Stocks on both nights. With the absence of the Lightning Sprints, Street Stocks have been added to the Saturday program, when they will also compete for track points. The Friday special for Street Stocks is not a track point’s night for the class. Pure Stocks will compete for track points on Saturday evening.

Check out CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net for all the latest schedule updates, news, and information! 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.

Complete information regarding this coming weekend’s special events may be found on the CMS website at www.centralmissourispeedway.net and then clicking on the tab titled “10th Annual Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl Information Station. You will find all you need to know including complete entry information for USRA Modifieds and Street Stocks for their special events as well as all car class payouts and program flow of events for both Friday and Saturday, plus much more!

For both Friday and Saturday night during the Tenth Annual Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl, 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! 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 special-event pit passes are $35. On race day call the track report line at 660-747-2166.

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.

Pure Stock Special and Street Stock Make-up Features at Central Missouri Speedway!

June 27th, 2015

Racing at Central Missouri Speedway resumes Saturday, June 27 for Midwest Coating Race Night featuring a $500-to-win Pure Stock special event, along with the Memorial Day weekend Street Stock make-up feature for those that previously qualified for the race. All classes will compete in full race programs; the list includes USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks (full show after makeup feature) Lightning Sprints, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks.

The season championship point races have taken an interesting twist this week in several divisions as Jeremiah Wilson moved ahead in the point’s lead for the Pure Stocks with the 2014 Track Champion, Leroy Morrison just 21 points back.

In the B-mod division, three-time feature winner Jacob Ebert from Oak Grove is feeling the heat from Troy Carlyle after his feature win last weekend.

The Lightning Sprints are indeed lightning-quick at CMS with veteran Hall of Fame driver, Bobby Layne at the top of the point’s battle. Tony Layne is still within striking distance in the early season points. Lightning Sprint drivers received some exciting information this week when CMS announced that drivers will have a three-race miniseries to compete in.

Phil Heavelow of Jayhawk Millwright recently contacted CMS and informed us that he will be putting up $1,000 towards the miniseries. The dates for the miniseries are Saturday, July 18; Saturday, August 1; and Sunday, September 6.

Drivers must participate in all three events to be eligible for the special top-five pay-out money. The following point schematic will be used for the series: 1st 100 pts, 2nd 98, 3rd 96, 4th 94, 5th 92, 6th 90, 7th 88, 8th 86, 9th 84, 10th 82 (and on down the line dropping by two points each position. The driver who accumulates the most points will be the champion. The top-five payout is: 1st $300, 2nd $250, 3rd $200, 4th $150, 5th $100.

Lightning Sprint drivers will also be eligible for a weekly hard-charger award beginning this week at the track. The award will be known as the Speed Partz Aero Wings Hard-Charger Award. Speed Partz LLC is located in Chambersburg, PA and may be contacted through their email address at sales@speedpartz.com or online at www.speedpartz.com. Aero Wings may be found online at www.aerowingsonline.com. The award will be given to the driver who advances the most position in the main event.

The Street Stock drivers are working hard to figure out a way to top 2014 Track Champion Brett Wood, who has continued to stay out front this season. Troy Turley has been knocking on the door just 17 points behind him.

The modified division was turned upside down this past weekend when Dalton Kirk almost grabbed an early season win but finished in third just behind Aaron Marrant and Terry Schultz. Jim Moody is very close in this division just 4 points behind. The top-five drivers are all within just 61 points of the lead.

For this weekend’s action, Pit Gates open at 4:30, Admission Gates open at 5, driver’s pill draw cutoff is at 6:15 (no passing points if late for draw), Drivers Meeting at 6:30, Hot Laps at 7, and Racing at 7:30! General Admission Adults $12, Military/Students w/ID $10, Seniors 65 and over $10, Kids 6 to 12 years $5, all children 5 and under free! Permanently confined to wheelchair, free! All weekly racing pit passes are $30. For additional information on race day call the track report line at 660-747-2166.

Earlier this week, CMS released the new format and race lineup via its website and social media pages for the July 3rd and 4th Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl Special Event. For complete program details, payout information, admission information, and much more, visit the special event tab on the CMS website by clicking on “10th Annual Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl Information Station. Here you will find an FAQ about the event as well as the event flyer and the order of events for both nights. The weekend is headlined by the $5,000-to-win/$1,000-to-start 50-lap main event for USRA Modifieds!

Check out CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net for all the latest schedule updates, news, and information! 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. Full race results are found at.

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.

Marrant Captures $1500 Payday at CMS!

June 25th, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) The weather finally cooperated for racing at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) on a Saturday evening as temperatures soared into the nineties for KMZU 100.7 FM ‘The Farm’ night at the races. Fans were entertained to a weekly race program in all divisions highlighted by a $1,500-to-win USRA Modified special event won by former CMS track champion Aaron Marrant of Orrick, Missouri.

Twenty-one USRA Modifieds took to the track for three preliminary heat races with Danny Scrogham grabbing heat one ahead of Jason Pursley and Terry Schultz. Aaron Marrant won easily in heat two ahead of Gunner Martin and Eric Turner. The final heat went to Dalton Kirk ahead of Jim Moody and Shad Badder.

Dalton Kirk of Edgerton, Kansas led the initial stages of the 30-lap main event over a stellar field of drivers including Marrant, Martin, Badder, Schultz and Moody. Throughout the field drivers raced hard for every position and after a few early cautions, the middle lane of the track started to come into play for drivers that moved off the bottom lane. Marrant took advantage of the middle to grab the lead on lap 13.

Throughout the field, drivers that chose to move up a lane were rewarded with forward advancement toward the front of the field including Schultz who went from sixth to second in a furious charge over the final ten laps. Shad Badder, Eric Turner, Robbie Test, Dean Wille, and Nick Pence also moved forward.

Marrant kept his winning line and drove away from all pursuers with his first ‘Mighty’ Modified special event victory since September 6, 2009. After winning two main events in one night last weekend, Schultz settled for second this week one rung ahead of Kirk who completed the podium in third. Shad Badder and Eric Turner, making his debut in the Christina Smith-owned number 16s, rounded out the top five.

Street Stocks had a solid show this week with 11 drivers on hand competing in a pair of heat races. Brett Wood dominated the opening heat as he worked his way to the front from sixth on the grid to take the win over Marc Carter and Clayton Campbell. Troy Turley drove to victory in heat two ahead of Bob King and Jay Prevete. Since last season, Street Stock drivers competing at CMS have worked diligently to figure out a way to beat defending track champion Bret Wood of Warrensburg, who already owns three main event wins already this season. For the main event, it was Wood who led at the start of the 15-lap main event with fellow Warrensburg driver Marc Carter close behind and ready to pounce.

Carter, who originally had plans to run at a special event in Arkansas but stopped at CMS after the event was rained out, assumed the lead when Wood moved out of his preferred line opening the door for Carter to take advantage. Meanwhile, Clayton Campbell moved up late in the race to take second while Wood held down the third position. Donnie Dannar, sporting some new colors this week ran strong inside the top five behind the lead trio.

When the field crossed the finish line, Carter claimed his fortieth career CMS win, good for fourth on the all-time CMS winner’s list. Campbell turned in a solid performance in second with Wood in third. Forward moving Dannar ran to fourth with Troy Turley completing the top five.

Lightning Sprint drivers checked in for another night of weekly racing at CMS with Bobby Layne over Tony Layne, Paden Moreland and Bill Hughes in the night’s lone heat race for the division. In the feature event, Bobby Layne drove hard into turn one on the low side with Tony Layne on the outside and Moreland in third. Bobby Layne never looked back and easily grabbed his third feature win of the season with Tony Layne looking strong in second and Paden Moreland in third for his best finish.

Another solid field of 21 B-Modifieds contested three heat races to determine the feature lineup. Cody Frazon dominated heat one over Dallas White and Richard Brainard. Heat two had Troy Carlyle claiming the win over Curtis Berry and Cody Brill. The final heat race saw point’s leader Jacob Ebert advance forward to take the checkers ahead of Jake Richards and Dean Wille.

At the start of the B-Mod 15-lap main event, Frazon drove to the low side for the early lead and held off Ebert for one lap until Ebert climbed back into the top spot. Brill and Carlyle were in close pursuit and kept the pressure on Ebert.

As the race drew closer to the finish, Ebert’s car began to look a little tight exiting turn four opening a lane up for Carlyle to make a low-side pass to assume the lead. From then on Carlyle was unstoppable as he cruised to his first win of the season. Ebert settled for second ahead of Cody Brill, who had an impressive run despite clipping the turn one uke tire earlier in the event. Frazon ended the night in fourth with Curtis Berry turning in another solid performance to round out the top five.

Eleven Pure Stock drivers checked in for action during a pair of heat races and their main event. Don Johnson claimed the first heat ahead of Jason Cochran and Jeremy Lyle. Darrin Christy won the second heat race with Jeremiah Wilson and Roger Detherage for the remaining top three spots.

As the feature began, Johnson dove low into the early lead with Christy and former modified driver Lile just behind. Wilson hunted down Johnson the entire race until he passed him, but a yellow flag flew in turn four allowing Johnson to remain up front. On the re-start, Wilson had trouble with his car and stopped out of turn two and was done for the night.

In the end, Johnson hung on to the lead to claim his first-ever main event win after ten years of trying. Christy came second followed by defending division champion Leroy Morrison. Amanda Sammons came up from the eleventh starting spot to finish a best-ever fourth followed by Lee Scott to round out the top five.

Action at CMS resumes next Saturday, June 27 for Midwest Coating Race Night featuring a $500-to-win Pure Stock special event, along with the Memorial Day weekend Street Stock make-up feature for those that have qualified, along with the weekly Street Stock, B-Mod, Lightning Sprint and USRA Modified programs.

Check out CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net (http://centralmissourispeedway.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fb45d3c5de99db9cbb548e5d6&id=e2ba688be1&e=b79e6147f4) for all the latest schedule updates, news, and information! 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. Full race results may be found on Speednet, point your web browser to http://centralmissourispeedway.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=fb45d3c5de99db9cbb548e5d6&id=35c8261ff0&e=b79e6147f4.

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! General Admission Adults $12, Military/Students w/ID $10, Seniors 65 and over $10, Kids 6 to 12 years $5, all children 5 and under free! Permanently confined to wheelchair, free! All weekly racing pit passes are $30. On race day call the track report line at 660-747-2166.

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.

Another $1,500 On the Line for USRA Modifieds!

June 19th, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) Just one week removed from an interesting yet memorable night at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) last Saturday, the track is ready to welcome drivers and fans back for another special high-paying USRA Modified event. In addition to the special modified race, the program also features a full night of racing in the Street Stock, Lightning Sprint, B-Mod, and Pure Stock divisions for KMZU 100.7 FM race night.

The special USRA Modified event will feature drivers competing in heat races and b-main events (if necessary) to sort out the grid for the 24-car field. Note about this event, although it is a make-up of the second of two $1,500-to-win USRA Modified events rained out over the Memorial Day weekend, it is an all-new program open to any and all participating USRA Modified drivers who want to compete.

USRA Modified Payout for June 20, 2014: 1) $1,500, 2) $1,000, 3) $700, 4) $600, 5) $500, 6) $450, 7) $400, 8) $350, 9) $300, 10) $375, 11) $350, 12) $235, 13) $225, 14) $220, 15) $215, 16) $210, 17) $205, 18) $200, 19) $195, 20) $195, 21) $195, 22) $175, 23) $175, 24) $175.

There is an entry fee for drivers entering the event. For those drivers who already paid for their entry fee into the originally planned twin $1,500-to-win events over Memorial Day weekend, they will only pay a pit pass. USRA Modified Entry: $100 if driver has raced twice at CMS in at least two CMS weekly race programs in a USRA Modified PRIOR TO Saturday, June 20th.

If driver has not raced in at least two CMS weekly race program events in a USRA Modified PRIOR TO Saturday, June 20th, not including last weekend’s special event, the entry fee is $150. Entry fee does not include driver pit pass! Drivers will compete for USRA Modified National Points! All Modified drivers must be USRA licensed or purchase $10 temporary license on site.

Taking a look at this week’s point standings, Concordia’s Jeremiah Wilson leads the way in Pure Stocks over defending track champion Leroy Morrison, who celebrated his sixteenth birthday this week.

Former B-Mod track champion Jacob Ebert holds a commanding lead over Troy Carlyle of Kearney, Missouri, in this week’s B-Mod standings. Ebert was victorious in last week’s main event.

Long-time CMS veteran Bobby Layne holds a 17-point lead over Beau Heavelow of Sibley, Missouri in the Lightning Sprint division. Layne and his nephew Tony both won main events last weekend.

Last year’s reigning champ, Brett Wood of Warrensburg, Missouri leads the way once again this year in Street Stock competition, but only by a slim 10-point margin over Troy Turley.

Just 37 points separate the top four drivers in the USRA Modified field with two-time main event winner Tim Karrick of Basehor, Kansas leading the way over Odessa, Missouri’s Jim Moody. After picking up two victories last weekend, Terry Schultz has moved into the top five.

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! General admission for adults is $12, Senior Citizens 64 and over $10, Military w/I.D. is $10, Kids aged 6 to 12 $5, children five and under are free. Visit CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net or on race day call the track at 660-747-2166. 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 or 12.5 south of I-70 towards Warrensburg on Hwy 13.

Schultz Masters CMS for $2,500 Payday!

June 15th, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) Unsettled weather with showers in the area into early evening led to an action-packed yet delayed race program last night at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS). However, after three-consecutive weeks of canceled events, Earl Walls and his CMS crew provided members of the dirt-racing fraternity a place to satisfy their dirt-racing fix during one of the most difficult starts to a Midwest race season in recent memory.

After just missing several heavy downpours throughout the day, including one gully washer just 3 miles south of the track late in the afternoon, a menacing shower fell for several minutes shortly after the driver’s meeting concluded in the six o’clock hour shortly before the program was to begin.

Even though it looked like CMS would lose another event to the wet stuff, the staff kept a watchful eye on the skies and noticed a gap in the weather in which the program could be completed. Earl Walls then called for all drivers to report to the tech barn and asked them what they would like for him and the staff to do.

Once all drivers arrived for the meeting, rain tapered off and just as quickly as they gathered for the impromptu meeting, the drivers just as quickly and unanimously told Walls “we want to race.” In the end, that’s exactly what Walls provided, a place to race, only just a few hours delayed!

After weeks of less than desirable weather that has thrown about every curveball imaginable to track prep man and sometimes magician Don Abney, he went to work on the surface and whipped it back into shape with the first green flag waving shortly after 10 p.m.

Only a few drivers chose to leave while those who competed and rode out the delay along with the dedicated fans, witnessed a smooth, fast, and obviously tacky track, due mostly in part to Abney’s prior work in the weeks leading up to now of establishing a solid foundation under the race surface.

First to hit the track for racing was the Pure Stock division, Jeremiah Wilson and Jason Ryun claimed heat race victories to set the stage for the main event. A solid car count of 14 drivers checked in for racing and all of them took the green flag for the 12-lap race.

Ryun and Wilson led the field to the green flag with Ryun leading the way. Ryun’s teammate, Darrin Christy, hounded him for the early race lead and eventually grabbed the point through a series of furious side-by-side laps. It looked as though Christy was on his way to victory but a late-race tussle with some lapped cars coming for the checkered flag allowed Ryun to retake the lead just as the leaders crossed the finish line. Christy settled for second with Wilson, Don Johnson, Leroy Morrison and Roger Detherage rounding out the top six.

Twenty-two B-Mod competitors raced throughout the evening with heat-race victories going to Kaleb Bray, Jacob Ebert, and Dean Wille. Bray and Ebert led the field to the initial start of the main event with Wille and Davis Givens close behind.

Ebert has been simply unbeatable this season and he quickly shot out to an early race lead with Wille initially right on his bumper through the early stages of the event. Meanwhile Jake Richards, who was making a rare appearance at CMS began making his way through the field by mid-race. Wille’s night came to an early end while he ran up front allowing Ebert to settle in as the race leader.

It looked as though the race may go green to checkers; however, a late-race caution restacked the field but it wasn’t enough to prevent Ebert from going to victory lane once again. Richards advanced to second from seventh on the grid while Cody Frazon, twelfth-starting Troy Carlyle, David Givens and Kaleb Bray rounded out the top six.

Lightning Sprints competed in not only their regularly weekly race program, but also their $1500-to-win previously postponed event. For the makeup event it was an all Layne family front row with veteran Bobby Layne in position one and nephew Tony Layne to his outside.

The younger lane faired the best at the start of the event and quickly established himself as the man to beat as he shot to the lead. With the track surface still extremely tacky but smooth, the Lightning Sprints proved worthy of their name as the competitors clicked off some extremely fast laps. In the end, Tony Layne collected his first CMS win of the year over Uncle Bobby who maintained a solid hold on second. Zach Morehead, Beau Heavelow, Jared Solomon and Ryan Kent rounded out the top six.

During the regular Lightning Sprint weekly competition, Beau Heavelow bested Tony Layne in heat one while Bobby Layne claimed the victory of Morehead in heat two. For this event, Heavelow and Bobby Layne led the field to green for the 15-lap main event but a shakeup at the front of the field during the start allowed Morehead to claim the initial lead.

Bobby Layne hounded Morehead for several laps with Morehead having a very strong run leading the way. For the first seven circuits Morehead set the pace until Layne grabbed the lead by lap eight. Layne held on to take the win making it an all-Layne sweep of Lightning Sprint competition. Morehead finished in second with Beau Heavelow, Ryan Kent, Tony Layne, and Jared Solomon finishing in that order at race end.

Up next were the Street Stocks drivers for their program, 14 cars competed in a pair of heat races won by Knob Noster, Missouri’s Troy Turley over John Brooks in heat one with John Jay Prevete claiming victory in heat two ahead of Clayton Campbell.

Prevete and Turley led the field to the green flag for the Street Stock 15-lap main event with several hungry competitors close behind including Campbell, Brooks, and defending track champion Brett Wood. Prevete established his own zip code out front easily pacing the initial laps and leaving the rest of the field to sort out second position.

In a furious battle for the runner-up position while Prevete distanced himself from the battle for second, Turley, Brooks, Wood, Campbell, and a hard-charging Jeremiah Wilson entertained the crowd with some close racing. The main event was going at a great pace until late in the event when Campbell fell from competition near the front.

Shortly after a tussle in the turn three area ultimately led to a multi-car incident in turn four, Brooks’ night came to a close along with Kevin Perkins who had raced his way toward the front after several cars came together off turn four. Wilson’s charge to the top three also ended early as he retired to the pit area.

In one of the most heartbreaking turn of events in recent Street Stock main event history, Prevete’s car stalled on the late-race restart while he was the leader and he fell from contention after dominating the race to that point. Brett Wood and Troy Turley were one-two at the restart with Brian Inlow now inside the top three. Wood was once again too hard to handle for the rest of the competitors as he claimed yet-another CMS Street Stock win. Turley settled for second with Inlow recording a solid third-place finish. Larry Norris, Darace Meads, and Casey Meads rounded out
the top six.

USRA Modifieds highlighted the evening with not just their regular race program, but also a makeup $1,500-to-win race that was postponed from Memorial Day weekend. For the make-up event, Burlingame, Kansas driver Josh Everhart and Sedalia’s Terry Schultz led the field to the start of the 30-lap event. Schultz and Everhart set an early blistering pace with Richard Layne and Jim Moody having a close battle of their own just behind the leaders. Early in the race, it was eighteenth-starting Aaron Marrant who turned the most heads by first moving inside the top ten followed by a torrid run inside the top five in the race’s later stages.

Meanwhile, Everhart and Schultz continued their battle for the lead as Jim Moody joined in on the three-car breakaway. Gunner Martin and nineteenth-starting Shad Badder, along with Dean Wille also raced hard with Layne, Mike Eisenhut and Dean Bachner inside the top ten.

Ultimately, Schultz asserted himself as the clear leader and went on to record his first CMS win of the year and fourth overall on the USRA circuit, where he is the National USRA Points Leader. Everhart recorded one of his strongest-ever CMS runs with a solid run to second while Moody came away third, Marrant advanced to fourth with Gunner Martin and Shad Badder rounding out the top six.

For the regular USRA Modified race program, 25 cars signed in for competition in four heat races and a main event. Moody captured the first heat race ahead of a strong-running Steve Twenter while Marrant came away the victor ahead of youngster Josiah Stephens. Heat three had its fair share of troubles as Terry Schultz and Tyler Schmidt were the lone cars to finish the race as a multi-car incident unfortunately ended the night for Kyle Westerhold and Shad Badder while Tim Karrick and Darren Shaw also did not finish. The fourth and final heat race went to Richmond, Missouri’s David Wood over Topeka, Kansas driver Mike Eisenhut.

A pair of former track champions made up the front row for the 25-lap main event with Marrant and Schultz showing the way in front of Moody and Wood. In the initial stages it was Schultz who quickly shot out with Marrant and Moody close behind. Earlier in the night while the track was being worked, Schultz stated, “Once they get this done, this is going to be a great track.” His prophecy couldn’t have rang more true as he went on to capture his second win within a three-hour span and with his earlier $1,500-to-win make-up victory coupled with his victory in the $1,000-to-win weekly program, Schultz went home with a cool $2,500 for his efforts!

Behind Schultz the battle for the runner-up spot was furious with Marrant and Moody racing hard but clean as would be expected from these two professionals, never leaning on each other too much and thrilling the early morning crowd with clean racing and a fierce side-by-side battle. Moody ultimately, captured the runner-up finish with Marrant settling for third. Dalton Kirk advanced from thirteenth to fourth while Tyler Schmidt turned in a solid performance in fifth with Twenter also producing a great run to round out the top six.

CMS wishes to thank all of the drivers and fans who stayed the course with us Saturday into Sunday, we are glad you were there with us! We also want to say a special thank you to our concessions staff for putting in the long hours of hard work and also to our officiating staff and crew, who were able to pull off an amazing feat by completing the program after some difficult circumstances. Drivers, you voted unanimously to race, we gave that to you and in return you gave us some exciting events. Full results from last night’s events may be found at www.speednetdirect.com
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Next Saturday, June 20th, CMS returns to action with another big-money USRA ‘Mighty’ Modified Race as drivers once again compete for a $1,500-to-win first place payout and increased purse on KMZU 100.7 FM night at the races. The event is a stand-alone event for the USRA Modifieds who will compete in an all-new series of preliminary events to determine the starting grid for the 24-car starting field. Note about this event, although it is a make-up of the second of two $1,500-to-win USRA Modified events rained out over the Memorial Day weekend, it is an all-new program open to any and all participating USRA Modified drivers.

USRA Modified Payout for June 20, 2014: 1) $1,500, 2) $1,000, 3) $700, 4) $600, 5) $500, 6) $450, 7) $400, 8) $350, 9) $300, 10) $375, 11) $350, 12) $235, 13) $225, 14) $220, 15) $215, 16) $210, 17) $205, 18) $200, 19) $195, 20) $195, 21) $195, 22) $175, 23) $175, 24) $175.

There is an entry fee for drivers entering the event. For those drivers who already paid for their entry fee into the originally planned twin $1,500-to-win events over Memorial Day weekend, they will only pay a pit pass. For any new drivers entering the event

USRA Modified Entry: $100 if driver has raced twice at CMS in at least two CMS weekly race programs in a USRA Modified PRIOR TO Saturday, June 20th. If driver has not raced in at least two CMS weekly race program events in a USRA Modified PRIOR TO Saturday, June 20th, the entry fee is $150. Entry fee does not include driver pit pass! Drivers will compete for USRA Modified National Points! All Modified drivers must be USRA licensed or purchase $10 temporary license on site.

On Saturday, June 27th, the Pure Stock division takes the spotlight for their $500-to-win special event; this night also includes all regular weekly racing divisions in addition to the make-up for Street Stocks from their previously delayed main event from the Memorial Day weekend. The field is already locked in place for this event; however, any new Street Stocks attending that night can enter in the all-new program for the Street Stock division that night. CMS regular Street Stock payout is in effect for both the makeup and the regularly scheduled program.

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!

Visit CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net
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or on race day call the track at 660-747-2166. 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.

CMS thanks its primary sponsors for their support this season! Cliff Harris
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, RockAuto.com
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, DQ Grill & Chill of Warrensburg
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, OK Tire Stores
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, Eickleberry Concrete & Construction, Finish Line Performance, Wolf Tire Service,
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Regular Racing Plus Two $1,500-to-Win Make-up Events at CMS this Weekend!

June 13th, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) Central Missouri Speedway roars back to life Saturday, June 13th for Heartland Waste night at the races, featuring two recently postponed $1,500-to-win main events for USRA Modifieds and Lightning Sprints plus a full race program in all divisions!

USRA Modified and Lightning Sprint drivers will first take part in their make-up events originally scheduled for the Memorial Day weekend. Only drivers who were present during the original running of the qualifying heat races are eligible to race in the make-up events; however, once those races are complete, new drivers checking in for the night in either division are welcome to take part in an all-new night of racing.

One lucky driver in the USRA Modified division could actually pocket a cool $2,500 payday if they are fortunate enough to win both the $1,500-to-win make-up event and the unmatched regular weekly race payout for the division at CMS of $1,000 to win!

Never a track to waste time in between events or keep fans in their seats longer than necessary, the program flow coupled with the outstanding group of drivers competing at CMS provides a fast-paced and action-packed dirt-racing experience for attendees.

For this weekend’s race program, all start times are moved forward one half hour. Pit gates open at 4 p.m., admission gates at 4:30, Driver Pill Draw Cutoff 5:45, Drivers Meeting 6, Hot Laps 6:30, and racing at 7. Drivers not completing their pill draw prior to cutoff time will not be awarded passing points.

As previously mentioned, even though no new entries are allowed in the Lightning Sprint and USRA Modified makeup features, any new drivers are welcome to attend and compete in the new program for June 13th. One of the best parts of the race weekend for both drivers and fans is that normal pricing is in effect.

In the coming weeks, CMS also plans to make up the other delayed main events from the weathered out Memorial Day weekend. On Saturday, June 20th, USRA Modifieds will compete for $1,500-to-win during their race program along with all classes. Then, on Saturday, June 27th, the Pure Stock division takes the spotlight for their $500-to-win special event; this night also includes all regular weekly racing divisions.

Planned order of events for 6-13-15; please note that event order is subject to change based on current on weather, car count, or program-flow.

Hot laps order: Pure Stocks, B-Mods, Lightning Sprints, Street Stocks, USRA Modifieds

1st half of program:
Pure Stock heats (6 laps)
B-Mod heats (8 laps)
$1500 to win Lighting Sprints 15-Lap Makeup Feature
$1500 to win USRA Modified 30-Lap Makeup Feature
Street Stock heats (8 laps)
B-Mod B-Main if needed (10 laps)
Pure Stock Main Event (12 laps)

Brief Intermission / Rework track if needed

2nd half of program:
USRA Modified heats (8 laps) new heats
Lightning Sprint heats (6 laps) new heats
B-Mod Main (15 laps)
USRA Modified B-main if needed (10 or 12 laps)
Street Stock Main (15 laps)
Lightning Sprint Main (15 laps)
USRA Modified Main (25 laps)

Pricing for June 13th is normal pricing: General Admission $12, Military/Students w/ID $10, Seniors 65 and over $10, Kids 6 to 12 years $5, all children 5 and under free! Permanently confined to wheelchair, free! All pit passes this weekend are normally priced at $30. CMS is located online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net or on race day call the track at 660-747-2166.

The speedway is located just past the by-pass 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 and Warrensburg Hwy 13 exit, the track is located 12.5 miles south on Hwy 13.

Central Missouri Speedway Rained Out for Saturday June 6th!

June 8th, 2015

CMS Rained Out for Saturday, June 6th

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(Warrensburg) Racing for Saturday, June 6th at Central Missouri Speedway has been canceled due to rain and saturated grounds. The next event at CMS takes place on Saturday, June 13th for Heartland Waste Race Night featuring USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Lightning Sprints, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks.

Stay tuned to www.centralmissourispeedway.net for future announcements regarding make-up features for USRA Modifieds, Lightning Sprints, and Street Stocks from the previously rained out events over Memorial Day weekend.

For Saturday, June 13th, Pit Gates open at 4:30, Admission Gates open at 5, driver’s pill draw cutoff is at 6:15 (no passing points awarded if late draw), Drivers Meeting at 6:30, Hot Laps at 7, and Racing at 7:30!

General Admission pricing: Adults $12, Military/Students w/ID $10, Seniors 65 and over $10, Kids 6 to 12 yrs $5, all children five and under FREE! Permanently confined to wheelchair, FREE! All weekly racing series pit passes are $30. Find CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net or on race day call the track phone at 660-747-2166.

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 Interstate 70 Higginsville/Warrensburg Hwy 13 exit, the track is located 12.5 miles south on Hwy 13. On race day call 660-747-2166 for race status.

USRA Modified Makeup $1,500-to-win Feature Plus an All-New Weekly Race Program at Central Missouri Speedway Saturday!

June 7th, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) After yet another Saturday off for wet weather last weekend, drivers, fans, and the staff of Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) are hoping for dryer days and a return to racing this Saturday, June 6, for Budweiser Race Night featuring racing in all divisions including USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Lightning Sprints, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks.

The already locked in cars from the recently postponed USRA Modified $1,500-to-win feature from Memorial Day weekend will be made up during the evening! One lucky USRA Modified driver could actually go home with a $2,500 dollar payday if they were to claim both the makeup event and the regular weekly race program Modified payout of $1,000 to win!

Stay tuned to www.centralmissourispeedway.net for future announcements regarding make-up features for Lightning Sprints, and Street Stocks, which were postponed due to the May 23rd rained out events. CMS is also looking into making up the second $1,500-to-win USRA Modified event from Memorial Weekend. Once CMS determines future makeup dates for each of these car classes, it will make announcements via official press releases through the track website, Facebook, Twitter, and E-mail group. To join the email group send request to info@centralmissourispeedway.net.

For Saturday, June 6th, Pit Gates open at 4:30, Admission Gates open at 5, driver’s pill draw cutoff is at 6:15 (no passing points awarded if late draw), Drivers Meeting at 6:30, Hot Laps at 7, and Racing at 7:30!

General Admission pricing: Adults $12, Military/Students w/ID $10, Seniors 65 and over $10, Kids 6 to 12 yrs $5, all children five and under FREE! Permanently confined to wheelchair, FREE! All weekly racing series pit passes are $30. Find CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net or on race day call the track phone at 660-747-2166.

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 Interstate 70 Higginsville/Warrensburg Hwy 13 exit, the track is located 12.5 miles south on Hwy 13. On race day call 660-747-2166 for race status.

Central Missouri Speedway Rained out Sunday, May 24th!

May 27th, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) The continuous onslaught of precipitation falling throughout the region has led Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) promoters Earl and Susan Walls to cancel events for Sunday, May 24th at CMS. Unfortunately, due to the continuing weather conditions and outlook for Monday, which was originally slated for a makeup date, CMS has also canceled the planned makeup event on Monday, May 25th.

The Warrensburg area has received several inches of rain over the last few weeks leaving the grounds saturated ultimately leading to six of nine planned events at the track this year falling to rain. This year more than any other in their 20-year history of operating CMS, the Walls have never experienced this many rain outs.

On Saturday, May 23rd track preparation specialist Don Abney treated participating drivers and fans to a fast, smooth, and spectacular track surface to compete on before the wet weather cut racing short for the night. Abney has recently spent several hours grooming the track in between the wet weather in preparation for the annual Memorial Day weekend events and the rest of the season.

Chad Staus of Otterville, Missouri won his first-ever race at Central Missouri Speedway on Saturday night as he took an exciting win over current B-Mod point’s leader Jacob Ebert. When asked about his first-ever CMS win, Staus’ s stated, “I’ve just been jinxed their over the years.” The B-mod feature event was the only main event completed before Saturday night’s program was cut short by Mother Nature’s wrath.

CMS recently acquired new and improved track equipment and Abney has put all of it to good use in stages to provide the best racing surface possible for drivers to compete on and for CMS attendees to enjoy. When racing resumes in the area, drivers and fans alike will witness for themselves the dedication and hard work that Abney has put in at the facility.

Saturday, May 30th at CMS is Better Country KIX 105.7 FM Night at the Races featuring USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Lightning Sprints, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks. Also on the card next week is the third appearance this year by the ULMA Late Models.

Stay tuned to www.centralmissourispeedway.net for future announcements regarding make-up features for the USRA Modifieds, Lightning Sprints, and Street Stocks, which were postponed due to the May 23rd rained out events. Once CMS determines future makeup dates for each of these car classes, it will make announcements via official press releases through the track website, Facebook, Twitter, and E-mail group. To join the email group send request to info@centralmissourispeedway.net.

For Saturday, May 30th, Pit Gates open at 4:30, Admission Gates open at 5, driver’s pill draw cutoff at 6:15 (no passing points awarded if late draw), Drivers Meeting at 6:30, Hot Laps at 7, and Racing at 7:30!

General Adm: Adults $12, Military/Students w/ID $10, Seniors 65 and over $10, Kids 6 to 12 yrs $5, all children five and under FREE! Permanently confined to wheelchair, FREE! All weekly racing series pit passes are $30. Find CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net or on race day call the track phone at 660-747-2166.

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 Interstate 70 Higginsville/Warrensburg Hwy 13 exit, the track is located 12.5 miles south on Hwy 13. On race day call 660-747-2166 for race status.

Staus Victorious in CMS B-Mod Main Event!

May 26th, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) Anxious race fans and drivers were greeted to fantastic track conditions at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) Saturday night for night one of the annual Memorial Day weekend special events. However, despite running a swift-moving program, wet weather forced cancellation of events after preliminary heat races and only one main event was completed.

Night one of the weekend was to feature $1,500 to-win USRA Modified and Lightning Sprint special events and B-Mod and Street Stock competition. Even still, the races that were completed produced some thrilling action among competing drivers.

Owner Earl Walls stated, “If we rain out on Sunday, May 24, racing events will be made up on an undetermined future date, but we WILL NOT race on Monday. The Street Stock, Lightning Sprint, and USRA Modified feature events would be ran on another night if a rainout does occur on Sunday.

The B-Modified feature was the only feature to be completed. Chad Staus from Otterville, Missouri claimed the victory just ahead of three-time feature winner and point’s leader, Jacob Ebert. Unfortunately rain made another unwelcomed appearance at CMS as the Street Stocks rolled onto the track for their feature, causing the rest of the program to be canceled. Per CMS’s long-standing rainout policy, the evening is considered a complete program and no refunds will be given.

B-Mod drivers had another strong competitive field of 22 drivers registered for the first night of weekend racing. During the three exciting qualifying heat races, Cody Brill won the first heat race ahead of Cody Frazon and Chris Wright. Jacob Ebert grabbed his fourth heat win followed by Chris Brockway for his best finish of the year with Dallas White third in heat two. Troy Carlyle crossed the finish line first with Chad Staus second and Bill Small third in the final preliminary event.

The B-mod feature had three phases with Cody Brill taking the early lead; however, Ebert and Staus stalked him with two-wide action as they kept close through several early cautions. Staus then appeared to be the driver to beat in phase two after overtaking Brill in the battle for lead. Brill later left the track after some right front damage in an incident on the front side of the track.

In the final phase, Ebert passed Staus after the white flag flew appearing to be set up for his fourth feature win, but a late caution in turn two caused a restart of the race, in which Staus went on to win. Ebert had to settle for second, Spencer Stephens had a good run into third, Jason Billups was fourth after starting deep in the field while Johnny McGinnis advanced from sixteenth to fifth at the finish.

USRA modified heat races had the fans cheering for their favorite drivers attempting to qualify for a good starting spot for the special feature with their heat race finish positions. On Saturday evening, Josh Everhart edged out Tim Karrick on the middle side after Karrick stayed low leading the early part of the heat race. Gunnar Martin moved ahead a spot late at the end to take third. Richard Layne looked strong as he bested Dean Wille and Lewis Jackson. Heat three had Terry Schultz fresh off a win at Callaway Speedway on Friday night with the win ahead of Jim Moody and the young gun, Dalton Kirk in a thrilling race for the victory.

The Lightning Sprints drivers competed for their $1,500 to-win CMS special event during their first year of CMS weekly racing after being added to the regular program this season. The two heat race winners last night were Bobby Layne with a daring dive into turn one to take heat one as Mark K. Billings and Zack Morehead followed in behind the leader with finishes of second and third. Heat two had Tony Layne dominating ahead of Mark Billings and Gabe Maycock.

In the Street Stocks division 19 drivers had their eyes set on Warrensburg driver Brett Wood who started this season with two feature wins. The three heat race winners included Dean Wille pulling double duty in his USRA modified and street stock as the winner in heat one ahead of Clayton Campbell and Tim Cressley. Then Brett Wood easily claimed the second heat race with Ron Linvengood and Brian Inlow behind. In the third and final heat race, John Prevete grabbed the win ahead of tough veteran drivers, Troy Turley and Kevin Perkins.

For Sunday, May 24th, the race program consists of USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Mods, Pure Stocks, ULMA Late Models, and the Allstar Midget Series. Sunday’s ULMA appearance is the second of the season for ULMA while this weekend’s Allstar Midget Series is their first appearance of the year at the track. Grandstand admission prices for each race night over the weekend: $15 for Adults, $12 for Military w/I.D. and Senior Citizens 65 years or older, $5 for kids aged six to twelve years, while children five and under are free. All pit passes for the weekend are $35 per night.

If the races are rained out/canceled on Sunday, May 24th then the special events will be made up on an undetermined future date. Stay tuned to www.centralmissourispeedway.net for further announcements or find and follow us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/pages/Central-Missouri-Speedway. On race day, CMS may be reached via the Track Report Line at 660-747-2166 for the latest updates.

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 Interstate 70 Higginsville/Warrensburg Hwy 13 exit, the track is located 12.5 miles south on Hwy 13. On race day call 660-747-2166 for race status.

Memorial Day Weekend Racing at CMS!

May 22nd, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) Continuing a long-standing tradition dating back to 1998, Central Missouri Speedway is poised to host fans and drivers for a huge Memorial Day weekend of special events racing in multiple car classes on Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24 featuring over $40,000 in race payouts!

The last few weeks of wet weather has certainly worn on the patience of the dirt-racing fraternity who are now chomping at the bit for CMS to return to action. Drivers and fans alike will not be disappointed in what awaits them at CMS this weekend.

Highlighting the weekend is a pair of back-to-back $1,500-to-Win USRA Modified feature events that will surely attract some of the best Modified aces on the USRA points-chasing circuit. Both main events pay no less than $175 to start and have some of the best pay-downs offered in the entire Midwest over the weekend.

Lightning Sprints also have a big-money event Saturday as they are set to compete for $1,500-to-win and $100-to-start in a 25-lap main event. Pure Stocks are the other featured class of the weekend and will compete in their special event on Sunday evening with $500 on the line to the winner.

The race lineup for Saturday, May 23rd features USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, and Lightning Sprints. For Sunday, May 24th, the race program consists of USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Mods, Pure Stocks, ULMA Late Models, and the Allstar Midget Series. Sunday’s ULMA appearance is the second of the season for ULMA while this weekend’s Allstar Midget Series is their first appearance of the year at the track.

On race day, CMS may be reached via the Track Report Line at 660-747-2166. Complete details regarding the entire Memorial Day weekend at CMS may be found on the track’s website under the “Memorial Day Weekend Headquarters” tab at www.centralmissourispeedway.net.

Grandstand admission prices for each race night over the weekend: $15 for Adults, $12 for Military w/I.D. and Senior Citizens 65 years or older, $5 for kids aged six to twelve years, while children five and under are free. All pit passes for the weekend are $35 per night.

Payouts for Saturday, May 23:

USRA Modifieds: 1) $1,500, 2) $1,000, 3) $700, 4) $600, 5) $500, 6) $450, 7) $400, 8) $350, 9) $300, 10) $375, 11) $350, 12) $235, 13) $225, 14) $220, 15) $215, 16) $210, 17) $205, 18) $200, 19) $195, 20) $195, 21) $195, 22) $175, 23) $175, 24) $175.

Street Stocks: 1) $300, 2) $225, 3) $150, 4) $135, 5) $125, 6) $110, 7) $100, 8) $95, 9) $90, 10) $85, 11) $80, 12) $75, 13) $70, 14) $70, 15) $70, 16) $70, 17) $70, 18) $50, 19) $50, 20) $50, 21) $50, 22) $50, 23) $50, 24) $50.

B-Mods: 1) $350, 2) $250, 3) $200, 4) $175, 5) $150, 6) $125, 7) $100, 8) $95, 9) $90, 10) $85, 11) $80, 12) $75, 13) $70, 14) $70, 15) $70, 16) $70, 17) $70, 18) $50, 19) $50, 20) $50, 21) $50, 22) $50, 23) $50, 24) $50.

Lightning Sprints: 1) $1,500, 2) $1,000, 3) $700, 4) $500, 5) $400, 6) $350, 7) $300, 8) $250, 9) $200, 10) $150, 11) $125, 12) $100, 13) $100, 14) $100, 15) $100, 16) $100, 17) $100, 18) $100,19) $100, 20) $100, 21) $100, 22) $100, 23) $100, 24) $100.

Payouts for Sunday, May 24:

USRA Modifieds: 1) $1,500, 2) $1,000, 3) $700, 4) $600, 5) $500, 6) $450, 7) $400, 8) $350, 9) $300, 0) $275, 11) $250, 12) $235, 13) $225, 14) $220, 15) $215, 16) $210, 17) $205, 18) $200, 19) $195, 20) $195, 21) $195, 22) $175, 23) $175, 24) $175.

Pure Stocks: 1) $500, 2) $350, 3) $250, 4) $150, 5) $125, 6) $100, 7) $95, 8) $90, 9) $85, 10) $80, 11) $75, 12) $70, 13) $65, 14) $60, 15) $55, 16) $50, 17) $50, 18) $50, 19) $50, 20) $50, 21) $50, 22) $50, 23) $50, 24) $50.

USRA B-Mods: 1) $350, 2) $250, 3) $200, 4) $175, 5) $150, 6) $125, 7) $100, 8) $95, 9) $90, 10) $85, 11) $80, 12) $75, 13) $75, 14) $75, 15) $75, 16) $75, 17) $75, 18) $75, 19) $75, 20) $75, 21) $75, 22) $75, 23) $75, 24) $75. (Features increased start money and awards USRA National Points!)

ULMA Late Models: 1) $600, 2) $500, 3) $400, 4) $350, 5) $300, 6) $250, 7) $225, 8) $200, 9) $175, 10) $150, 11) $125, 12) $120, 13) $115, 14) $110, 15) $105, 16) $100, 17) $95, 18) $90, 19) $85, 20) $80, 21) $80, 22) $80, 23) $80, 24) $80.

Allstar Midget Series: 1) $400, 2) $300, 3) $200, 4) $150, 5) $125, 6) $100, 7) $100, 8) $100, 9) $100, 10) $100, 11) $75, 12) $75, 13) $75, 14) $75, 15) $75, 16) $75, 17) $75, 18) $75.

USRA Modified Entry Fee: $100 if driver has raced twice at CMS in at least two CMS weekly race programs in a USRA Modified PRIOR TO Saturday, May 23rd. If driver has not raced in at least two CMS weekly race program events in a USRA Modified PRIOR TO Saturday, May 23, the entry fee is $150. There is one entry fee for USRA Modifieds. Entry fee does not include pit pass! Pit passes each night are $35. USRA Modified drivers if you race with us both nights at CMS you pay only one entry fee for a shot at $1,500 to win each night. Both nights drivers will compete for USRA Modified National Points! All Modified drivers must be USRA licensed or purchase $10 temporary license on site. Note: Cost of Pit Pass is $35 each night, not included in entry fee.

Lightning Sprint Entry Fee: $50 if driver has raced twice at CMS in at least two CMS weekly race programs in a Lightning Sprint PRIOR TO Saturday, May 23rd. If driver has not raced in at least two CMS weekly race program events in a Lightning Sprint PRIOR TO Saturday, May 23 the entry fee is $75. Pit Passes sold separately from entry fee, all Pit Passes are $35.

Pure Stock Entry Fee: $0 if driver has raced twice at CMS in at least two CMS weekly race programs in a Pure Stock PRIOR TO Saturday, May 23rd. If driver has not raced in at least two CMS weekly race program events in a Pure Stock PRIOR TO Sunday, May 24, the entry fee is $25. Pit Passes sold separately from entry fee, all Pit Passes are $35.

ULMA Late Model participants must be ULMA members or pay $10 for a temporary one-night ULMA license. There are no entry fees for Street Stocks, B-Mods, USRA B-Mods, ULMA Late Models, and Allstar Midget Series drivers other than pit pass purchase. All pit passes $35. On Sunday, May 24, B-Mods run under the USRA sanction for National B-Mod points, all participants must be USRA members or pay $10 USRA temporary license fee.

All drivers in all classes are welcome to compete this weekend even if they’ve never raced at CMS. Same night entries are always welcome in all classes! Have a question? If you have questions or concerns about any information contained in this press release email them to info@centralmissourispeedway.net (mailto:info@centralmissourispeedway.net) .

There is primitive camping available at the track but there are no dumpsites. Campfires are only allowed in fire pits! Please call in advance to enquire about where to park campers or place tents (816-229-1338). All personnel on the speedway grounds are responsible for their own disposal of waste items and will be held accountable for irresponsibility!

For lodging needs, call the track’s business partner, Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station at 660-429-4848 located in Warrensburg and ask for the racer’s discount.

Pit gates will open at 4:30 both Saturday and Sunday with admission gates opening at 5. Driver pill draw closes at 6:15 (no passing points awarded to late drivers), driver’s meeting takes place at 6:30, hot laps are at 7, and racing begins at 7:30 each night. All CMS car class and CMS general race rules apply for this event.

CMS utilizes one-way RaceCeiver radios to communicate with drivers. You may bring your own RaceCeiver or purchase one at the track on race day. All drivers MUST HAVE a RaceCeiver! Only Race Cars and Race Haulers used to haul cars to the speedway are permitted in the pit area!

Saturday, May 23rd Order of Events: B-Mod Heats / Street Stock Heats / Lightning Sprint Heats / USRA Modified Heats If B-mains are needed for B-Mods, Street Stocks, Lightning Sprints, or USRA Modifieds, the order will be the same order used for heat races as shown above.

B-Main events will be run before the intermission break. (Subject to change) INTERMISSION BREAK B-Mod Main Event / Street Stock Main Event / Lightning Sprint Main Event / USRA Modified Main Event

Sunday, May 24th Order of Events: USRA B-Mod Heats / Allstar Midgets Heats / ULMA Late Model Heats / Pure Stock Heats/ USRA Mod Heats

If B-mains are needed for USRA B-Mods, Allstar Midgets, ULMA Late Models, Pure Stocks, or USRA Modifieds, the order will be the same order used for heat races as shown above. B-main events will be run before the intermission break. (Subject to change) INTERMISSION BREAK USRA B-Mod Main Event / Allstar Midgets Main Event / ULMA Late Model Main Event / Pure Stock Main Event, followed by USRA Modified Main Event

If the races are rained out/canceled on Saturday, May 23rd we will run Sunday, May 24th and Monday, May 25th. If both Saturday and Sunday are rained out we will run the following weekend with some modification to participating classes, events, and payouts. Stay tuned to www.centralmissourispeedway.net for further announcements or find and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Missouri-Speedway.

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 Interstate 70 Higginsville/Warrensburg Hwy 13 exit, the track is located 12.5 miles south on Hwy 13. On race day call 660-747-2166 for race status.

CMS is located 3.5-miles north of Warrensburg, MO from the junction of Highways 50 and 13 in Warrensburg. From the Higginsville/Warrensburg exit off I-70, head south on Highway 13 for twelve and half miles towards Warrensburg.

Weekly Racing Returns This Saturday at CMS!

May 16th, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) After another night off last week for a wet weather cancellation, drivers, fans, and the staff of Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) are hopeful a dryer weather pattern will settle in and provide an opportunity for cars to hit the track this Saturday for Pepsi Night at the races.

All five weekly race divisions are set to return to action including the weekly $1,000-to-win USRA Modifieds plus Street Stocks, Lightning Sprints, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks.

USRA Modified drivers have one more chance to compete in a second weekly race program this weekend and in the process save on their entry to the upcoming Twin $1,500-to-win feature events over the Memorial Day weekend. All USRA drivers may compete throughout the holiday weekend but only drivers with at least two appearances in a USRA Modified at CMS prior to the events will save $50 on their entry.

Everything you need to know about the Memorial Day weekend at CMS is located on the track’s website by selecting the tab entitled “Memorial Day Weekend Headquarters.” There, you will find an event flyer, Modified entry form, order of events, and a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document containing everything from admission prices and driver information to a full run down of all division race purses for the weekend. For more information visit CMS online at or on race day call 660-747-2166.

Many of the same drivers expected to compete in the special events weekend will be on hand this Saturday night at CMS in the weekly point’s championship events with Basehor, Kansas driver Tim Karrick showing the way in the USRA Modifieds. Close behind Karrick are fellow Kansans Dalton Kirk and Lewis Jackson with Gunner Martin and Richard Layne rounding out the top five.

The new and super quick Lightning Sprint division will also race for $1,500-to-win
over the Memorial Day weekend and like Modified drivers, any Lightning Sprint
drivers competing in at least two weekly race programs prior to the event in a Lightning Sprint will save money on their entry. Veteran driver Bobby Layne currently leads the sprint class with Beau Heavelow and Tony Layne inside the top three.

In the B-Mod point’s battle, Jacob Ebert of Oak Grove is riding a three-race win streak atop the standings. Troy Carlyle of Kearney has been a strong contender early on and sits in second while Brett Wood holds down the third position.

The Pure Stocks at CMS have grown in numbers this year and heading into the weekend Jeremiah Wilson of Concordia holds down the top spot with two feature wins. Defending point’s champion, Leroy Morrison of Raymore is second with Jason Cochran of Kansas City in third.

Brett Wood not only competes in both B-Mod and Street Stocks at CMS, but he is also looking to secure his second-consecutive championship in the Street Stock division and currently leads the way. Kevin Perkins of Sedalia has shown great improvement and holds down the second position just ahead of Knob Noster driver Troy Turley in third.

The “CMS Victory Lane Kids Club” continues this week with another winner to help with activities at the track including guest flagging and trophy presentations. It’s absolutely free for kids 12 and under to sign up. Plus, the winning kid of the week will be presented with a medal for having their name drawn! Look for additional registration details for kids this weekend on both sides of the grandstand.

Pit gates will open at 4:30 p.m. this Saturday followed by grandstand admission beginning at 5 p.m. General Admission for adults is $12, Military members w/I.D. and College Students w/I.D. $10, Kids aged 6 to 12 just $5, Children 5 and under are free. Driver’s pill draw closes at 6:15 (no passing points awarded if late), Driver’s Meeting 6:30, Hot Laps at 7, and Racing at 7:30.

** 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 Interstate 70 Higginsville/Warrensburg Hwy 13 exit, the track is located 12.5 miles south on Hwy 13. On race day call 660-747-2166 for race status.

Central Missouri Speedway Rained Out for Saturday, May 9th!

May 11th, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) Wet weather and saturated grounds have led to the cancellation of tonight’s racing at Central Missouri Speedway for Saturday, May 9th.

We look forward to seeing everyone next Saturday, May16th for Pepsi Night at the Races featuring racing in all weekly racing divisions to include $1,000-to-win USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Lightning Sprints, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks. P
it Gates will open at 4:30, Admission gates open at 5, driver’s pill draw cutoff at 6:15 (no passing points awarded if late draw), Drivers Meeting at 6:30, Hot Laps at 7, and Racing at 7:30!

All pit passes will be $30. General Adm: Adults $12, Military/Students w/ID $10, Seniors 65 and over $10, Kids 6 to 12 yrs $5, all children five and under FREE! Permanently confined to wheelchair, FREE!

Find us online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net for more information. Track phone: 660-747-2166. 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 Interstate 70 Higginsville/Warrensburg Hwy 13 exit, the track is located 12.5 miles south on Hwy 13. On race day call 660-747-2166 for race status.

CMS is located 3.5-miles north of Warrensburg, MO from the junction of Highways 50 and 13 in Warrensburg. From the Higginsville/Warrensburg exit off I-70, head south on Highway 13 for twelve and half miles towards Warrensburg.

Karrick, McMillin, Billings, Ebert, and Wilson Shine at Central Missouri Speedway!

May 6th, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) The Warrensburg area finally caught a reprieve from Mother Nature Saturday night and Central Missouri Speedway roared back to life with a total of 85 drivers on hand. The race program consisted of USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Lightning Sprints, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks on Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram night at the races.

The night featured a total of 18 events, which wrapped up just after 10 p.m. When all was said and done, Tim Karrick claimed his second-consecutive USRA Modified main event. James McMillin drove to the win in Street Stocks. Mark Billings flew the checkers in Lightning Sprint action, Jacob Ebert grabbed his second win in a row in B-Mods and Jeremiah Wilson also pulled a repeat win in Pure Stocks.

Pure Stock heat wins went to Jason Ryun of Kansas City over Leroy Morrison and Jason Ballard in heat one while Jeremiah Wilson of Concordia claimed heat two ahead of Jason Cochran and Donald Johnson. Ryun and Wilson started the 10-lap main event from row one with Ryun grabbing the early race lead. Wilson fought back and gained the lead by lap two and by lap six the race leaders encountered lapped traffic just as the caution flew.

For the restart, Wilson and Ryun renewed their close battle at the front of the field with Morrison, Johnson, and Cochran inside the top five. Late in the event Cochran and Johnson tangled in turn four to draw one more caution. Ryun shot out front but Wilson moved back out front with a strong run off turn two and went on to record his second win of the year. Ryun crossed the line second followed by Morrison, Johnson, while Jason Ballard rounded out the top five.

Another strong field of B-mod drivers was on hand Saturday evening as four heat races were ran. Jacob Ebert took heat one ahead of Cody Brill, Cody Frazon of LaMonte captured heat two over Nic Bennett, Don Marrs claimed the win in heat three ahead of Johnny McGinnis while Darren Phillips ran a strong race to claim the win in heat four over Olen Stephens of Warrensburg.

Ebert and Frazon started the 15-lap main event on row one but in the blink of an eye Frazon’s hopes of claiming the win were dashed when he lost a left-front wheel while battling Ebert down the front stretch. After a brief caution the race resumed with Ebert leading.

Meanwhile, twenty-third starting Troy Carlyle of Kearney, Missouri began making his way to the front and by the mid-point of the race had made his way into the top ten. Up front Ebert, Mars, and Phillips held down first, second, and third. Another caution flew before lap five to regroup the field once again. Ebert then led Dean Wille, Nic Bennett and Marrs as the laps continued to wind down.

Ebert ran comfortably up front just past midway when Wille’s night came to an end with mechanical woes in turn four. By now, Carlyle was knocking on the door of the top five running with Brill, Bennett and a hard-charging Richard Brainard. By race end Carlyle had climbed all the way to second as Ebert captured his second-consecutive win. Brill ran strong in third position followed by a solid performance by Bennett while Brainard brought his car home in fifth. Next Saturday, May 9, B-Mod action will run under the USRA banner for national USRA B-Mod points.

Tony Layne looked strong all night long and captured the lone Lightning Sprint heat ahead of Mark Billings, Beau Heavelow, and Bobby Layne as these four drivers then made up the first two rows of the 15-lap main event.

Billings and Layne quickly shot to the front to set a blistering race pace as the lightning sprints aptly lived up to their name with a lightning quick main event. Billings ran solidly up front but Layne never was too far behind to try and challenge for the lead. Just as the two leaders ran close, so too did Heavelow and Layne in third and fourth.

On several occasions Layne drew close to Billings as the pair ran as low as they could on the track stalking the corners like a bottom-dwelling catfish. Billings turned back all challenges on this night as Layne settled for second behind Billings who took the win. Heavelow ran third with Layne in fourth and Paden Moreland finished out the top five.

The last few weeks out Brett Wood had things well under control for the Street Stocks but with 20 drivers on hand to challenge him. Wood took the win in the first heat over James McMillin while Clayton Campbell took heat number two over Ron Livengood. Bryce McMillin claimed the third and final heat over Jay Prevete of Windsor.

The main event had the makings of a classic with Wood and Campbell of Otterville starting in row one just in front of the father and son tandem of Bryce and James McMillin. Wood shot out to an early race lead with Bryce McMillin close behind with Campbell and James McMillin not far behind.

With no change in the running order through lap five, Bryce McMillin reeled in Wood and was able to make the pass on him in lapped traffic as the leaders took evasive action to avoid a collision on the front stretch. Bryce McMillin captured the lead from Wood but Wood stayed glued right on the back of McMillin in second. Prevete and Kevin Perkins ran inside the top five as they watched the two leaders set the pace.

By lap twelve Wood had momentum in turn three and went to the extreme low side to retake the lead on McMillin, unfortunately shortly after the pass the pair tangled in turn three with Bryce McMillin receiving the black flag and DQ for the night after the incident that sent both cars looping around.

For the final restart, James McMillin of Warrensburg inherited the lead as he saw his son retire to the pits. Prevete moved into second with Perkins third and Campbell fourth by lap 12. For the final three laps McMillin was never seriously challenged and went on to victory lane. Perkins put together two strong final laps to move into second at the line with Prevete coming away in third, Campbell fourth, and Ron Livengood of Sedalia fifth.

Last to compete for the night was the USRA Modified division with 24 cars on hand. A pair of Kansans dominated heat one as John Allen beat Justin Johnson to the line for the win. Heat two went to Robbie Test of Jefferson City over Shad Badder. Tim Karrick of Basehor, Kansas claimed heat three over Jim Moody, who finally seemed to turn his luck around.

John Allen and Robbie Test earned the front row starting positions by accumulating the most passing points in the preliminary heat races. Karrick and Johnson started in row two with Badder and Moody side-by-side in row three once the 25-lap main event went green. Test and Karrick had a classic battle swapping the lead a few times within the first five laps until Karrick found his preferred line to take sole possession of the lead with Test dropping back to second.

A yellow flag flew for a slowing Lewis Jackson on lap seven as the field regrouped for the restart. Karrick then led Badder, Test, Moody, Allen, and Terry Schultz inside the top five. By lap eight, Badder was doing everything he could to challenge Karrick but Karrick began pulling away until another caution a few laps later waived over the filed.

For the lap 9 restart Karrick led Badder, Moody, Schultz, Allen, and Test. Brian Johnson and Gunner Martin got together in turn four to draw a caution but thankfully both drivers were able to return to the event for the final laps. Karrick led Badder and Moody, who had a classic battle going for second behind the leader.

Several green flag laps were clicked off by the ‘Mighty’ Modified drivers with Karrick never missing a beat at the front of the field despite Moody and Badder doing all they could to catch him. In the end, Karrick claimed his second straight CMS win of the year ahead of Badder, Moody, Schultz, and former track champion Aaron Marrant in fifth. Rounding out the top ten were, Allen, Dalton Kirk, Test, Matt Johnson, and Danny Scrogham.

Next week once again features another weekly racing program at CMS featuring USRA B-Mods competing for national B-Mod points. All drivers must have a USRA license already or purchase a temporary license on site.

Drivers and Fans Anxious to Resume Racing at Central Missouri Speedway!

May 2nd, 2015

After a pair of back-to-back weather cancellations drivers and fans are eager for CMS to return to action for another round of championship racing this Saturday night. Last week was a go until just after noon when a persistent shower settled in over the track and spoiled the evening’s program.

Competitors in the USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Lightning Sprints, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks will all run a full program of preliminary heat races and main events during Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram night at the speedway.

Located at 330 East Young Street in Warrensburg, Missouri, Warrensburg Ford is proud to be one of the premier dealerships in the area. From the moment you walk into their showroom, you’ll know their commitment to Customer Service is second to none.

Warrensburg Ford strives to make your experience a good one … for the life of your vehicle. Whether you need to Purchase, Finance, or Service a New or Pre-Owned vehicle, simply call 888-681-7101. Find them online at www.warrensburgford.net.

CMS is pleased to announce the debut of the “CMS Victory Lane Kids Club” beginning this Saturday, May 2nd. Although we plan to announce additional details regarding this program in the coming weeks, we can announce now that all kids 12 and under can sign up to be a member and it’s absolutely free!

Some of the activities we have in mind include guest flagging and presenting trophies to the main event winners, plus earning a medal for having their name drawn! Look for additional details at the track this weekend on both sides of the speedway.

Pit gates will open at 4:30 p.m. this Saturday followed by grandstand admission beginning at 5 p.m. General Admission for adults is $12, Military members w/I.D. and College Students w/I.D. $10, Kids aged 6 to 12 just $5, Children 5 and under are free. Driver’s pill draw closes at 6:15 (no passing points awarded if late), Driver’s Meeting 6:30, Hot Laps at 7, and Racing at 7:30.

Central Missouri Speedway Rained Out for Saturday, April 18th!

April 20th, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) Unfortunately Mother Nature wins today as Central Missouri Speedway in Warrensburg, Missouri is rained out for Saturday, April 18. Track owner and promoter Earl Walls stated, “Even if the forecast were to improve, the track is in good shape and has a good seal on it right now and I really wouldn’t want to see the aftermath of a heavy track mess things up for the drivers and the fans. Those types of nights are not enjoyable for anyone.”

CMS will try again next Saturday, April…l 25th for another night of action with the USRA ‘Mighty’ Modifieds, Street Stocks, Lightning Sprints, and Pure Stocks. Next Saturday’s action for the B-Mods will be USRA sanctioned. All participating B-Mod drivers must be USRA licensed or purchase USRA temp license.

Stay tuned to www.centralmissourispeedway.net for additional information on next week’s racing. Until then, stay safe everyone and we will see you soon!

CMS is located 3.5-miles north of Warrensburg, MO from the junction of Highways 50 and 13 in Warrensburg. From the Higginsville/Warrensburg exit off I-70, head south on Highway 13 for twelve and half miles towards Warrensburg.

Championship Racing Week #3 up Next at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS)!

April 18th, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) Week three of the 2015 Central Missouri Speedway season takes place Saturday evening among the track’s five weekly car classes; USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Lightning Sprints, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks.

Last week, two veteran drivers ended long victory lane dry spells at CMS. Bobby Layne captured the main event in Lightning Sprints while Tim Karrick broke through in USRA Modified action.

Several drivers and fans expressed their gratitude for a stellar race surface that was fast and smooth throughout the night. Jacob Ebert in B-Mods and Brett Wood in Street Stocks captured their second-consecutive victories last week while Jeremiah Wilson celebrated an emotional first-ever CMS triumph with his family and friends cheering him on in Pure Stock action.

Several drivers have already established themselves as potential track champions for the year but the season is still young and there are well over 20 events remaining, even still, it is hard not to recognize the accomplishments of drivers in the upper reaches of the point standings.

Jeremiah Wilson leads the Pure Stock division by just one point over Darrin Christy in second. Jason Cochran, defending champion Leroy Morrison and Roger Detherage complete the top five. Jacob Ebert’s two main event wins gives him an 18-point lead over Curtis Berry of Raymore. Troy Carlyle, Don Marrs, and Brett Wood are third through fifth respectfully.

Bobby Layne leads fellow main-event winner Beau Heavelow in the Lightning Sprint division. Tony Layne, Paden Moreland, and Mike Trent also reside inside the top five. Brett Wood has a ten-point lead on Tory Turley of Knob Noster, Kevin Perkins, Brian Inlow, and Josh Guy.

In the USRA Modified division, Basehor, Kansas driver leads nearly an all-Kansas top five. Lewis Jackson of Wellsville, Kansas holds down second place followed by fellow Kansans Darron Fuqua and Dalton Kirk. Five-time speedway champion Richard Layne remains in the fifth position.

CMS is located 3.5-miles north of Warrensburg, MO from the junction of Highways 50 and 13 in Warrensburg. From the Higginsville/Warrensburg exit off I-70, head south on Highway 13 for twelve and half miles towards Warrensburg.

Karrick, Binning, Wilson, Ebert, Wood and Layne Shine at Central Missouri Speedway

April 15th, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) Warmer weather settled into the area Saturday evening at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) and for the drivers and fans who chose CMS as their destination, they witnessed a swift moving program coupled with a vastly improved racing surface and close-quarters racing in six divisions.

** Tim Karrick of Basehor, Kansas claimed the USRA Modified feature for his first victory this season. The ULMA Late Models participated in their first race of the season with last year’s ULMA Champion Jon Binning grabbing the win. The B-Mod feature saw Jacob Ebert from Oak Grove competing against a tough field of drivers for his second-consecutive win of the season. Brett Wood also claimed his second-consecutive feature win in Street Stock action while Jerimiah Wilson celebrated an emotional win with family after earning his first-ever CMS win in Pure Stock action. Bobby Layne dominated the Lightning Sprints for his first CMS win since he last drove to victory lane in the Modified division on July 2, 2005.

Pure Stocks started the heat racing action with 8 drivers checked in for competition. Darrin Christy bested Roger Detherage in his first heat win of the of the season with Jason Cochran outrunning Jeremiah Wilson for his first win of the year in heat two.

The feature event started with Christy as the early race leader with Wilson and Cochran in close pursuit. Wilson made it an exciting race as he went side by side with Christy for several laps until moving into the lead. Wilson distanced himself from Christy in the closing laps as he claimed his first-ever Pure Stock feature event, Christy followed close behind for second, Cochran was third, Roger Detherage fourth, and defending Pure Stock Champion, Leroy Morrison came home fifth.

B-Modified drivers had another chance to test their skills with a competitive field of 25 drivers checked into the pits. During the three qualifying heat races, Jacob Ebert won the initial heat race ahead of Sam Petty. Curtis Berry finished just ahead of Cody Frazon for the win in the second heat race while Shadron Turner crossed the finish line first ahead of Troy Carlyle in the third heat.

The 15-lap B-Mod main event began with Berry and Frazon charging hard into the first turn with Berry emerging as the leader while Frazon and Carlyle fought hard for second. Frazon fought back on lap two to take the lead away from Berry as Ebert moved up just behind them and started to challenge for the top spot. After several mid-race cautions, Ebert moved past Berry into the top spot on lap 8 and never looked back as the rest of the field battled for the top five. Ebert claimed his second feature of the early season ahead of Berry in second. Troy Carlyle looked strong in third while Frazon was fourth, just ahead of Brett Wood in fifth.

The Lightning Sprints made their second weekly appearance after being added to the regular program at CMS this season. The lone heat race winner was Phil Heavelow followed by Bobby Layne and Mike Trent. For the Lightning Sprint 15-lap main event, Layne led the field into the initial turn along with Trent and last week’s feature winner Beau Heavelow. Phil Heavelow suffered mechanical issues and was unable to start the feature. Layne mastered the smooth racing surface and dominated the field by distancing himself from Trent who also had a solid night with a runner-up finish in the main event. Beau Heavelow finished third, Tony Layne fourth and Paden Moreland of Bethany rounded out the top five.

In the Street Stock division a pair of heat races sorted out the lineup for the main event as returning driver Donnie Dannar showed he had not lost his touch by claiming the opening heat ahead of Brian Inlow and Bryce McMillin. Brett Wood claimed the second and final heat race with Chris Dunham and Kevin Perkins following close behind.

Wood and Dannar claimed front-row starting positions for the 15-lap main event. Wood quickly shot out to an early race lead ahead of Dannar and Troy Turley. Chris Dunham of California, Missouri had a strong night going inside the top five until he lost a drive shaft and retired to the pit area. Turley and Dannar waged a classic battle for second by mid-race until a late-race caution slowed the field for a restart. Wood was strong on the restart and eventually cruised to his second main event of the season. Turley worked past Dannar on the late restart to move into second at the finish with Dannar third, Kevin Perkins fourth, and Bryce McMillin finishing fifth for his first event of the year.

The United Late Model Association (ULMA) returned to Warrensburg for their first of six visits this season. The opening ULMA heat race saw Layne Ehlert of Foristell, Missouri taking the win ahead of 2010 ULMA Champion Vance Wilson of Quincy, Illinois. Jon Binning worked past Dwight Niehoff on the last lap of the second heat race and grabbed the win to setup the starting line-up for the feature event.

Binning and Ehlert started side-by-side on the front row with Binning coming out of turn two with the lead while Niehoff, Wilson and Ehlert ran close in pursuit of the leader. Binning held on to the lead after several challenges from Niehoff throughout the race and a caution period. In the end, Binning claimed the his first feature win this season just in front of Niehoff in second, Ehlert grabbed third after Wilson reportedly lost an engine in the closing laps while solidly running inside the top three nearly all race long. Bob King finished fourth with Gage Wineland finishing a solid fifth.

In the USRA modified heats, fans were entertained with close racing action as drivers attempted to maximize passing points with their heat race finishes. Tim Karrick edged Jim Moody and Darron Fuqua in heat one while Gunner Martin crossed the line ahead of Josh Everhart and Lewis Jackson in heat two.

Karrick led the early portion of the 25-lap main event after three unsuccessful attempts at the start with some impatience rearing its ugly head. On the first start, Jim Moody had an unfortunate accident in turn three as several drivers went for the same piece of real estate with Moody ending up on his lid in a roll-over incident over the embankment. Moody walked away unscathed and actually wanted safety personnel to turn the car over so he could race again. As it turned out, he was not able to return to action and although he waived to the fans upon retiring from the
event, he voiced his displeasure with some of his peers for “trying to win on the first lap.”

Once the Moody incident was cleared, Karrick, Josh Everhart, Gunner Martin, and Darron Fuqua ran strong at the front of the pack. Karrick was clearly the class of the field on this night as his Skyrocket chassis #1k pulled away ever so slightly throughout the event. On lap 18, while fighting for third, Fuqua’s strong run came to an end when he tangled with Richard Lane as Layne’s car slowed on the low side off turn two. Fuqua’s car suffered extensive damage as he retired from the race.

Karrick mastered the track and found a strong rhythm to claim his first CMS victory since September 4, 2011. Gunner Martin recorded his best-ever CMS finish with a determined run to second with another young driver Dalton Kirk posting a solid run to third. Everhart finished a respectable fourth after challenging for the top spot for several laps while Lewis Jackson’s strong start to the season continued with a run to fifth.

Week three of the championship season takes place next Saturday, April 18 for Weekly Racing in all divisions, which includes USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Lightning Sprints, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks.

Main Event Finishes from April 11, 2015 (Click Here for Full Results) (http://centralmissourispeedway.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fb45d3c5de99db9cbb548e5d6&id=60c09291f4&e=b79e6147f4) Karrick, Binning, Wilson, Ebert, Wood and Layne Shine at Central Missouri Speedway

ULMA Late Models plus Weekly Racing at CMS this Saturday!

April 11th, 2015

ULMA Late Models join the regular weekly race program for the first of six appearances this season at Central Missouri Speedway. This weekend’s race marks the 92nd ULMA-sanctioned event at the speedway. In last year’s six events at the track, three winners emerged including defending Champion Jon Binning from Warrensburg, also a two-time late model champion at CMS. Jason Bodenhamer claimed a pair of ULMA wins last season while southern-Missouri based Dwight Niehoff of Neosho also posted a CMS win.

Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. followed grandstand admissions beginning at 5. Driver pill draw closes at 6:15, drivers meeting begins at 6:30, hot laps at 7, and racing at 7:30. All pit passes are $30. General admission is $12 for adults, $10 for military w/I.D. and Senior Citizens 65 years and older, $5 for kids ages 6 to 12, and for children five and under, admission is free. All pit passes are $30. For additional information visit www.centralmissourispeedway.com (http://centralmissourispeedway.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=fb45d3c5de99db9cbb548e5d6&id=85998f6b3e&e=b79e6147f4) or on race day call the track phone line at 660-747-2166.

CMS Officials are asking drivers and fans to take note of the new Pill Draw close time, which is now at 6:15 sharp. If drivers are not officially signed in prior to this time they will not earn points for advancing through the field and will earn finishing points only. Race lineups will now post at 6:30.

USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Lightning Sprints, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks make up the regular weekly race schedule at CMS. Last weekend’s season opener saw Darron Fuqua from Mayetta, Kansas capture the USRA modified feature win. Jason Ryun took the Pure Stock main, former track champion Jacob Ebert claimed the B-Mod win, Brett Wood flew the checkers in Street Stock action while Beau Heavelow claimed the Lightning Sprint win.

Be sure to check out the latest schedule updates, track news, and general race information online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Find CMS on Twitter @CMSgoing_green and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Missouri-Speedway.

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 Interstate 70 Higginsville/Warrensburg Hwy 13 exit, the track is located 12.5 miles south on Hwy 13. On race day call 660-747-2166 for race status.

CMS is located 3.5-miles north of Warrensburg, MO from the junction of Highways 50
and 13 in Warrensburg. From the Higginsville/Warrensburg exit off I-70, head south
on Highway 13 for twelve and half miles towards Warrensburg.

Fuqua, Wood, Heavelow, Ebert, and Ryun Grab CMS Opening Night Victories!

April 8th, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) began its 2015 race season on Saturday evening for KDKD 95.3 FM ‘Today’s New Hit Country’ race night. A total of 89 drivers signed in for competition in five race divisions. Opening night had its challenges for those in attendance as fans braved the early April cold temperatures.

Track personnel did their best to stay on top of a difficult and stubborn race surface while the talented group of drivers and crew personnel skillfully searched for the best drive lines on the track to run in and for the best setup options based on track conditions.

The night began with 11 Pure Stock drivers competing in a pair of heat races. Darrin Christy raced his way to the win over Jeremiah Wilson and defending Pure Stock Track Champion Leroy Morrison in heat race number one while Jason Ryun bested Jason Cochran and Don Johnson for heat race two.

In the main event, Ryun shot out to an early race lead with Christy close behind. The yellow flag flew on lap three for Cochran while at the same time new driver Roger Detherage retired to the pits. When racing resumed, Ryun led Christy and Wilson until lap five when the yellow flag came out again, this time for a spin by Jesse Ballard. On the lap four restart, Ryun distanced himself from the intense battled for second between Christy and Wilson. Midway through the race, Ryun had nearly a full straightaway lead on his closest pursuers. Behind the leader, Christy
held second while Don Johnson and Morrison battled with Wilson for third but in the end it was Ryun who grabbed the victory with Christy, Wilson, Morrison, and Don Johnson in the top five.

It’s clearly evident the car class drawing the best numbers these days at most tracks is the B-Mod division. Throughout the Midwest the class continues to gain momentum and stature among race fans. A whopping 30 B-mod drivers raced throughout the night in four heat races, a b-main, and eventually the 15-lap main event.

Troy Carlyle had a convincing win in heat one over Cody Frazon and Johnny McGinnis. Otterville, Missouri’s Chad Staus bested Don Marrs and Jason Billups. The heat three finishing order saw former B-Mod track champion Jacob Ebert ahead of Dakota Foster and Curtis Berry. Defending track champions Dean Wille took the fourth and final heat race win over Ryun Edde and Karla Lampe of Fair Grove, Missouri. In the B-Main, Brett Wood crossed the finish line first ahead of Robbie Ewing and Rick Anderson.

Twenty-two drivers made the grid for the 15-lap main event with Marrs leading the field to the green flag alongside Staus. Just as the field neared the front stretch for lap one, Marrs’ car went just enough sideways in front of the field causing several cars to be involved in a chain-reaction incident. The race was restarted at this point as Staus shot out to the lead with Marrs and Dakota Foster behind. Jacob Ebert and Dean Wille raced hard for the fourth position with Wille claiming the position by lap five; however, Ebert wasn’t done yet as he rebounded to third a few
laps later.

Troy Carlyle raced forward to eighth after being involved in the early race pileup. The red flag came out on lap eight for a crash on the back stretch with Darren Phillips nearly turning over; Ryan Edde of Urbana was also involved. Despite the grinding crash, both drivers were okay. Edde returned to the race while Phillips retired from the event with too much damage to continue.

For the restart, Ebert mashed the gas and ran hard to break away from Staus, Marrs, and Wille who were embroiled in a fierce battle for second. Another quick yellow flag flew on the next lap with Ebert leading Staus, Wille, Marrs, and Foster. Staus nearly went too high in turn two trying to challenge Ebert for the lead as the move allowed Wille to move to second. With challenging conditions, Wille went to the low side of Ebert in turn four for on the white flag lap but despite heavy pressure from Wille Jacob Ebert held on for the win with Wille a close second. Behind Ebert and
Wille at the finish were Staus, Curtis Berry, and Marrs.

After racing a handful of races as a guest class in 2014, Lightning Sprints are now a weekly car class at CMS. Nine drivers competed on opening night in a pair of heat races and a 15-lap main event. Veteran racer and long-time CMS competitor Bobby Layne of Kansas City, Missouri flew under the checkered flag in heat one ahead of Jared Solomon and Chris Schofield while Columbia’s Mark Billings commanded heat race two over Ryan Kent and Beau Heavelow.

For the main event, Layne quickly grabbed the lead with Heavelow and Billings in tow. An early yellow flag flew for Solomon who took a wild ride over the turn three embankment but thankfully the car stayed on all four wheels. For the ensuing restart, Layne led Billings, Heavelow and Ryan Kent of Lone Jack, Missouri. Layne looked to be well in command as Heavelow and Billings raced close for second. Once Heavelow cleared Billings just past the mid-race point for second he set his sights on the leader.

Meanwhile, Billings’ strong run came to an end as he retired from the race with mechanical issues. Kent moved into third as Chuck Hines and Tony Layne ran inside the top five. Heavelow eventually tracked down Layne leading to an exciting battle for the lead as Layne tried to hang on to the lead. Eventually, Heavelow found his way around Layne and sailed on to victory by nearly a full straightaway going unchallenged in the closing laps. Layne finished second followed by Kent, Hines and Tony Layne.

Street Stock events throughout the race program included a pair of heat races followed by a 15-lap main event. Defending track champion Brett Wood of Warrensburg claimed the first heat race ahead of James McMillin and Jay Prevete of Windsor, Missouri while Brian Inlow, Troy Turley, and Clayton Campbell finished first, second, and third in the second and final heat race.

Wood and Turley earned the front row starting positions after the passing points were totaled. Shortly after the race began, an early race caution period occurred when Clayton Campbell spun in turn two. For the lap two restart, Wood led Turley, McMillin, Prevete and Inlow. Behind the leader, Turley and McMillin had a close battle for second but bad luck struck Campbell again in turn two as he lost a left front wheel with still just two laps complete and the field under caution once again.

On the restart, Wood again showed the way as the field came to the green flag. Turley ran the low side with McMillin in the middle as the pair watched leader Wood drive away from their battle for second. Multiple times Street Stock champion John Brooks moved into fifth place by lap five. Shortly after, McMillin went for a spin in between turns one and two to draw the caution. Wood continued to lead for the restart with Turley, Prevete, Brooks and Inlow inside the top five.

Brooks’ familiar orange #27 continued pursuing Turley and Prevete as the laps wound down. Just shy of lap ten, Wood built a near straightaway lead while simultaneously Brooks went to the low side of Prevete to take the third position. Turn two continued to be a bad luck charm for McMillin as he spun after hard contact with Herb Dannar down the front stretch, unfortunately the incident led to McMillin retiring from the event after a valiant run near the front.

Wood restarted the race with Turley and Brooks in pursuit. In one of the best races of the night, Brooks, Turley and Prevete ran close for second until Prevete’s luck went south after a spin in turn four, which relegated him to the tail for the restart. The race ended under a green, white, and checkered flag situation as Wood went on to claim the win over Turley, a hard-charging Kevin Perkins of Sedalia, Brooks and Dwayne Mitchell.

In USRA Modified action, 22 drivers contested three heat races to earn spots on the grid for the 25-lap feature event. West Plains, Missouri’s Logan Martin fought off Dean Wille and Zach Sanders of Kearney, Missouri for the heat one victory. Johnny Fennewald of Appleton City flew the checkers in heat two ahead of Jim Moody and Terry Schultz of Sedalia. The third and final prelim event went to Lewis Jackson with Tim Karrick and Edgerton, Kansas driver Dalton Kirk finishing close behind.

Earlier in the evening, track owner/promoter Earl Walls spoke at the driver’s meeting regarding the newly resurfaced track. As it turned out, Walls’ prediction that the track would be rough in places materialized as by the time the USRA Modifieds hit the track, several pressure ridges had built up particularly in the turns.

Drivers either watched the previous main events and knew what they were facing or heard from their crew personnel before going out what was going on with the track surface. As the old race cliché states, everyone had to race on the same surface and all but one car present made their way to the track.

Logan Martin’s impressive early season continued as the youngster earned the pole position alongside Johnny Fennewald for the initial green flag. Not long after racing began, defending track champion Terry Schultz pulled into the hot pit area during a lap one caution period. Schultz’s crew quickly made repairs and Schultz rejoined the field just before the race resumed.

At this time, Martin led Fennewald, Tim Karrick, Lewis Jackson and Jim Moody near the front. Shortly after the restart, Jim Moody had a rare spin in turn one up on the high side as the field slowed once again under caution. Richard Layne tried to avoid Moody’s stalled car but made contact with Moody and although both cars were able to drive away, only Layne was able to continue racing after a quick trip to the hot-pit area.

Up front, Martin paced the field for the restart with Fennewald and Karrick close behind. The turn four exit had its challenges as drivers did their best to maneuver their way through it. Gunner Martin’s car went around in turn two to draw a caution as the field raced their way through lap two. Fennewald had a strong restart when racing resumed but Logan Martin held point at the front until a few laps later when the caution flag came out for Kansan Steven Bowers, Jr., who had stalled in the track exit lane.

For the next restart, Martin led Fennewald, Karrick, Dalton Kirk, Jackson, Zach Sanders, Darron Fuqua, Justin Johnson and Dean Wille. On lap five, Fennewald began to put heavy pressure on the #36 of Martin just as Matt Johnson of Archie, Missouri retired from the events. Karrick ran strong on the low side and challenged Fennewald for second on several occasions to make for a three-car breakaway by lap ten.

Wille’s night came to an end as he also retired from the race near lap ten. Karrick continued his pursuit of Fennewald for second until another caution fell over the field when Gunner Martin suffered a spin in turn four. With 15 laps remaining, Logan Martin led Fennewald, Karrick, Jackson, Kirk, Fuqua, Tyler Schmidt, Schultz and Layne with Kirk rocketing into second shortly after racing resumed in the wild event.

Logan Martin then lost the lead to Fennewald in a tight battle as drivers jockeyed for positions inside the top five. Several changes in the order took place in turn two as Karrick fell back after his car nearly stalled out in turn. At the same, Kansan Dalton Kirk wanted in on the lead action along with Fuqua, who made his move inside the top five in a furious battle among front runners.

Fennewald held the lead until he also spun from the lead in between turns one and two on lap 17, which led to a late-race caution with eight laps remaining. It was later reported that Fennewald’s window net had actually came undone and ultimately falling into the steering wheel and getting caught up, which led to his spin from the lead.

In the end, the race turned out to be exciting for the fans to watch with multiple changes in position in the running order but for the hard-working drivers, it was an edition of excitement as they did everything they could to put forth their best efforts. With Fuqua now in command, Jackson showed he was a force to be reckoned
with as he ran solidly inside the top three throughout the course of the race.

As the laps wore down, Fuqua held the lead in pursuit of his first-ever CMS win with Jackson moving to second while Logan Martin rebounded to third after falling back earlier in the race. Kirk also ran solidly inside the top five as Terry Schultz rebounded to the upper reaches of the running order. Tyler Schmidt found a preferred line to advance through the field late in the race in a close battle with previously leader Logan Martin.

Near the end of the race it was not to be for Dalton Kirk as he fell from contention on lap 20 after a valiant effort. Fuqua ultimately had all the right moves on this night and came away the victor. It was an all Kansas one-two-three finish as Lewis Jackson and Tyler Schmidt finished second and third. Logan Martin, Karrick, Schultz, Layne, Fennewald, Kyle Graves and Craig Crossette completed the top ten. In victory lane, Fuqua stated, “I’m worn out after that one, but I’ve got to thank the crew for getting me here, we will definitely have to nut and bolt on the car after this one but it feels good to get my first win here.”

Next Saturday, April 11, ULMA Late Models join the regular weekly program for the first of six appearances this season. Pit gates open at 4:30 with grandstands opening at 5. From this point forward in the season, the driver’s pill draw for starting positions will close promptly at 6:15. If drivers are not officially signed in prior to this time, they will not earn points for advancing through the field and will earn finishing points only.

Adult admission is $12, Senior Citizens 65 and older $10, Military w/I.D. $10, Kids ages six to twelve $5, children five and under are free. Admission is free for anyone permanently confined to a wheelchair. Weekly pit pass is $30. Be sure to check out the latest schedule updates, track news, and general race information online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Find CMS on Twitter @CMSgoing_green and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Missouri-Speedway.

CMS is located 3.5-miles north of Warrensburg, MO from the junction of Highways 50 and 13 in Warrensburg. From the Higginsville/Warrensburg exit off I-70, head south on Highway 13 for twelve and half miles towards Warrensburg.

CMS 2015 Season Begins with Car Show and Racing Saturday, April 4th!

April 1st, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) The CMS Car Show officially kicks off the 2015 CMS race season this Saturday, April 4th in the parking lot in front of The Round-a-Bout Cafe in Warrensburg (located behind Wal-Mart).

Drivers wishing to display their cars should email info@centralmissourispeedway.net or leave a private message on the track’s Facebook page. Participating drivers need to be unloaded and in place by 10:45 a.m. The car show takes place from 11 to 3 p.m. Bring the kids to take pictures with and to meet the drivers.

After the Car Show wraps up, plan on joining CMS for ‘Today’s New Hit Country’ 95.3 FM KDKD opening night action featuring USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Lightning Sprints, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks. Pit gates will open after the car show. Drivers are encouraged to arrive at the track early to complete registration paperwork. Grandstands open at 5 p.m., driver’s meeting takes place at 6:30, hot laps begin at 7 and racing at starts at 7:30.

All total, 26 nights of racing are planned for the 2015 race season at CMS. There’s still time to buy season passes by calling 816-229-1338 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday or by visiting the track on opening night, ask for Susan Walls!

Adult admission is $12, Senior Citizens 65 and older $10, Military w/I.D. $10, Kids ages six to twelve $5, children five and under are free. Admission is free for anyone permanently confined to a wheelchair. Weekly pit pass is $30. For Saturday, April 4, 2015, Warrensburg Chamber members receive half off their grandstand admission by showing their member card.

Be sure to check out the latest schedule updates, track news, and general race information online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net. . Find CMS on Twitter @CMSgoing_green and Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Missouri-Speedway .

CMS Begins 2015 Season with Tradeshow and Registration Meeting!

January 22nd, 2015

(Warrensburg, MO) Central Missouri Speedway owners Earl and Susan Walls are poised to begin their twentieth season of racing at CMS when racing begins in early April. One year after a successful re-launch, the 2015 season begins on Saturday, April 4 with five weekly racing divisions.

Prior to the first green flag of the year, CMS has scheduled two pre-season appearances. The first such appearance takes place at the annual Bodee’s Racers Auction and Tradeshow on Saturday, January 24 and Sunday, January 25 at the
Mathewson Exhibition Center on the Missouri State Fair Grounds.

Doors open each day at 8 a.m. with the auction underway by 9. Drivers and fans may stop by the CMS vendor row booth and pick up schedules, car class and general track rules, complete care registration for the coming season and converse with CMS staff members on both days.

One week after the tradeshow, CMS hosts its annual Registration Meeting on Saturday, January 31 from 9 a.m. to Noon at the ABC Building on the grounds of Grover Park in Warrensburg, Missouri. The ABC Building is located east of the King’s Chef Restaurant on North Street from Hwy 13 (Maguire Street). Attendees will find the parking lot near the tennis courts off of North Street.

CMS has 26 nights of racing planned from early April through Labor Day weekend for 2015. Weekly racing divisions include USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, Pure Stocks, and the newly added Lightning Sprints. The highlight of the season will once again be the annual Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl featuring a $5,000-to-win USRA Modified 50-lap main event.

Known as ‘Mighty’ Modifieds at CMS, participating USRA Modified drivers will have five opportunities throughout the season to compete for increased purses. All weekly race divisions will have a special event at various points throughout the season, including Pure Stocks, now heading into their second season at CMS.

Guest classes in 2015 include six nights of competition for ULMA Late Models and three scheduled appearances for the Allstar Midget Series on various dates throughout the season.

The registration fee for the weekly championship classes, which includes Modifieds, B-Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Pure Stocks, is $50 if paid prior to February 1, 2014. After the deadline and for the remainder of the year the fee is $60. Track registration fees do not apply to guest classes. CMS will celebrate its weekly drivers with its own end-of-season championship banquet in the fall with a date and location to be announced.

For weekly racing, pit gates open at 4:30, grandstands at 5, driver’s meeting at 6:30, hot laps at 7, and racing at 7:30. Weekly admissions for 2015 include Pit Passes $30, Adult Admissions $12, Seniors 65 or Older & Military or Students w/ID $10, and Kids Ages Six to Twelve $5. For special event weekends, start times and admissions will change.

Car class rules, the revised general race rules, payouts, updated schedule of events, and driver registration forms are just a few of the documents drivers and fans can find available on the CMS website at www.centralmissourispeedway.net

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 by-pass round-a-bout or from the Higginsville exit from I-70, south on Highway 13 for twelve and half miles. During race season, the track phone is 660-747-2166.

2015 CENTRAL MISSOURI SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE (Subject to Change)

March 28 – Evening Practice … All Car Classes Welcome to Test & Tune
April 4 – KDKD 95.3 FM ‘Today’s New Hit Country’ Opening Night at CMS – Weekly Racing
April 11 – Weekly Racing in All Divisions plus ULMA Late Models
April 18 – Weekly Racing in All Divisions
April 25 – Weekly Racing in All Divisions
May 2 – Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford|Chrysler|Dodge|Jeep|Ram Night – Weekly Racing
May 9 – Mother’s Day Weekend/Breast Cancer Awareness Race Night – Weekly Racing
May 16 – Weekly Racing in All Divisions

Memorial Day Weekend Special Events Racing
May 23 – (Sat) $1500-to-win Mods, SS, B-Mods, and $1500 to Win Lightning Sprints!
May 24 – (Sun) $1500-to-win Mods, USRA B-Mods, PS $500 to Win, plus ULMA & AMS
May 30 – Weekly Racing in All Divisions plus ULMA Late Models
June 6 – Budweiser Night at the Races Featuring Weekly Racing in All Divisions
June 13 – Weekly Racing in All Divisions
June 20 – Father’s Day Weekend/American Heart Association Awareness – Weekly Racing
June 27 – Midwest Coating Race Night Featuring Weekly Racing in All Divisions

Independence Day Weekend Special Events Racing
July 3 – (Fri) Tom Wilson BBQ Bowl – Mods, SS $1500-to-win, USRA B-Mods, ULMA, AMS
July 4 – (Sat) Tom Wilson BBQ Bowl – Mods $5000-to-win, B-Mods, LS, PS, plus Fireworks!
July 11 – Weekly Racing in All Divisions
July 18 – Weekly Racing in All Divisions
July 25 – Weekly Racing in All Divisions
August 1 – Kid’s Night at the Races Featuring Weekly Racing in All Divisions
August 8 – Weekly Racing in All Divisions plus ULMA Late Models
August 15 – Pepsi Night at the Races Featuring Mods, SS, B-Mods $1500-to-win, LS, PS
August 22 – Weekly Racing in All Divisions
August 29 – Weekly Racing in All Divisions
Labor Day Weekend Special Events Racing
September 5 – (Sat) $1500-to-win Mods, SS, B-Mods, PS, ULMA Late Models
September 6 – (Sun) $1500-to-win Mods, B-Mods, LS, and AMS

Be sure to visit CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net for the latest schedule updates, news, and information! On race day, be sure to 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.

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.

Central Missouri Speedway Plans 25 Nights of Racing in 2015!

December 2nd, 2014

(Warrensburg, MO) Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) recently closed the final chapter of the 2014 race season at the Championship Banquet in which Terry Schultz in USRA Modifieds, Brett Wood in Street Stocks, Dean Wille in B-Mods, and Leroy Morrison, Jr. in Pure Stocks were all honored as Track Champions in their respective race divisions.

With the 2014 season officially in the rearview mirror, key staff recently turned their attention to planning for next season, which marks the twentieth anniversary of Earl and Susan Walls owning and operating CMS. The planning meetings resulted in 25 nights of racing scheduled for the 2015 season.

Last year’s guest class format allowed the staff to review what worked best for the track, drivers, and fans. Earl Walls recently made the decision to add Lightning Sprints as a weekly competing class. The Lightning Sprints join the USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks as weekly competing classes at CMS. ULMA Late Models have six guest class appearances while the Allstar Midget Series are set to make three guest appearances in 2015.

To start the season, an evening practice session is scheduled for March 28 followed by opening night the following weekend on April 4. ULMA Late Models make their first guest appearance the following weekend on April 11.

Dating back to 1998, when CMS first introduced big-money specials to the region specifically designed around the three summer holiday weekends of Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day, the CMS schedule once again features two nights of racing based around these holidays with various car classes competing.

During Memorial Day weekend, USRA Modified drivers have the opportunity to compete in two completely separate special events on Saturday and Sunday. USRA Modifieds compete for $1,500 to win with Street Stocks, B-Mods, and Lighting Sprints filling out the rest of the card for Saturday, May 23. Lighting Sprints will race for $1,500 to win on Saturday.

During the Sunday portion of Memorial Day weekend, USRA Modifieds return for another $1,500 to win race along with B-Mods, $500-to-win Pure Stocks, the second appearance by ULMA Late Models and the first appearance of the year for the Allstar Midget Series.

On Friday, July 3, USRA Modifieds will participate in a full program to determine the inside row for the annual $5,000 to win BBQ Bowl the following night. Joining the Modifieds on Friday night will be the annual $1,500 to win Street Stock Special, B-Mods, the third appearance for ULMA Late Models and the second appearance for the Allstar Midget Series.

Saturday, July 4 racing includes USRA Modifieds competing for outside row starting positions for the $5,000 to win 50-lap main event later in the evening. B-Mods, Lightning Sprints, and Pure Stocks will also compete throughout the evening.

The July 25 date features all weekly divisions plus the fourth appearance of ULMA Late Models. The Annual Kid’s Night at the races takes place on Saturday, August 1 featuring all weekly race divisions. As of press time, B-Mods are scheduled to compete during their annual $1,500 to win main event on Saturday, August 15, which also features USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Lightning Sprints, Pure Stocks, and the fifth appearance for ULMA Late Models.

The season concludes with special events racing over the Labor Day Weekend, highlighted by back-to-back nights of $1,500-to-win races for USRA Modifieds. Joining USRA Modifieds on Saturday, September 5 will be Street Stocks, B-Mods, Pure Stocks and the final guest appearance by ULMA Late Models of the season.

Action resumes the following night on Sunday, September 6 with another $1,500-to-win event for USRA Modifieds plus B-Mods, Lighting Springs, and the final appearance of the year for the Allstar Midget Series. All listed events are subject to change as the staff continues working out the final details for next season. The full tentative schedule is now available on the CMS website at www.centralmissourispeedway.net.

All car class and general rules for 2015 are available on the CMS website. Participating drivers are encouraged to familiarize themselves with any revisions. Questions and concerns regarding rules may be addressed with CMS officials at the annual Driver Registration Meeting on Saturday, January 31 at the ABC Building on the grounds of Grover Park in Warrensburg, Missouri from 9 a.m. to Noon. The registration fee for weekly car classes is $50 until March 1, 2015; after which the fee increases to $60. The registration form is available for printing and mailing on the website under the DRIVERS tab from the main page.

As previously reported, several loads of new clay were recently added to the racing surface and pit area. As weather permits, track maintenance will continue in preparation for the open practice, which is scheduled for the final weekend in March.

Stay tuned to CMS online for future announcements regarding the 2015 schedule. Follow CMS on Twitter at CMSgoing_green, on Facebook, and online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net.

2015 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
(Saturday racing unless otherwise noted … schedule subject to change)

Mods = USRA Modifieds, SS = Street Stocks, B-Mods = B-Modifieds, PS = Pure Stocks, LS = Lightning Sprints, ULMA = ULMA Late Models, AMS = Allstar Midget Series

March 28 – Evening Practice … All Classes Welcome
April 4 – Opening Night – Mods, SS, B-Mods, LS, PS
April 11 – Weekly Racing – Mods, SS, B-Mods, LS, PS, ULMA
April 18 – Weekly Racing – Mods, SS, B-Mods, LS, PS
April 25 – Weekly Racing – Mods, SS, B-Mods, LS, PS
May 2 – Weekly Racing – Mods, SS, B-Mods, LS, PS
May 9 – Weekly Racing – Mods, SS, B-Mods, LS, PS
May 16 – Weekly Racing – Mods, SS, B-Mods, LS, PS
May 23 – $1500-to-win Mods, SS, B-Mods, LS $1500 to Win
May 24 – (Sun) – $1500-to-win Mods, B-Mods, PS $500 to Win, ULMA, AMS
May 30 – Weekly Racing – Mods, SS, B-Mods, LS, PS
June 6 – Weekly Racing – Mods, SS, B-Mods, LS, PS
June 13 – Weekly Racing – Mods, SS, B-Mods, LS, PS
June 20 – Weekly Racing – Mods, SS, B-Mods, LS, PS
June 27 – Weekly Racing – Mods, SS, B-Mods, LS, PS
July 3 – (Fri) – Night 1 Mods Inside Row, SS $1500-to-win, B-Mods, ULMA, AMS
July 4 – Mods $5000-to-win, Night 2 Mods Outside Row, B-Mods, LS, PS
July 11 – Weekly Racing – Mods, SS, B-Mods, LS, PS
July 18 – Weekly Racing – Mods, SS, B-Mods, LS, PS
July 25 – Weekly Racing – Mods, SS, B-Mods, LS, PS, ULMA
August 1 – Weekly Racing (Kid’s Night) – Mods, SS, B-Mod, LS, PS
August 8 – No Racing – Missouri State Fair Week
August 15 – Weekly Racing – Mods, SS, B-Mods $1500-to-win, LS, PS, ULMA
August 22 – Weekly Racing – Mods, SS, B-Mods, LS, PS
August 29 – Weekly Racing – Mods, SS, B-Mods, LS, PS
September 5 – $1500-to-win Mods, SS, B-Mods, PS, ULMA
September 6 – (Sun) $1500-to-win Mods, B-Mods, LS, AMS

Be sure to visit CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net for the latest schedule updates, news, and information! On race day, be sure to 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.

Central Missouri Speedway Championship Banquet Fast Approaching!

October 29th, 2014

(Warrensburg, MO) Friday, October 31st marks the final day to RSVP for the upcoming CMS 2014 Season Championship Banquet. CMS looks forward to seeing everyone at the banquet at the Courtyard by Marriott Adams Pointe Conference Center in Blue Springs, Missouri, on Saturday, November 15th at 6 p.m.

The track will honor champions and additional top-performing drivers in each of the weekly racing divisions. For tickets or additional information please contact Susan Walls at 816-229-1338 or Karen Darling at 660-229-0952 during business hours weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Several loads of new dirt were recently added to the track surface, ultimately raising the track surface over one foot throughout the speedway. Promoter Earl Walls stated, “We added several loads of dirt to the surface and track maintenance man Don Abney has been busy working the new dirt into the track and will continue working through the off-season as weather permits. The track is shaping up nicely and we are happy with the way things are turning out so far.”

Abney also put several hours’ worth of work into raising the pit area and smoothing things out. Drivers will see a noticeable difference in the pits and the area in which the cars enter the track, where improvements were made for the cars to enter the track at a reasonable angle, which should eliminate some of the problems with cars entering in the past.

The CMS crew recently held its first pre-season meeting to discuss the 2015 schedule and some minor rules changes for the Street Stock and Pure Stock divisions. These changes as well as an updated preview schedule will be released in the coming weeks. The initial 2015 building schedule is already available on the CMS web site. The track will follow USRA rules for Modifieds and B-Mods and will sanction the “A” Modified class under the USRA banner.

Last season’s “Guest Class” format received favorable reaction from both drivers and fans and the track will use that concept again next season as an addition to its four “Weekly Championship” divisions, which ware USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks. At least six dates have been penciled in for ULMA late models with other guest classes being looked at such as Lightning Sprints and Midgets.

A pre-season registration and rules review meeting is scheduled in Warrensburg at the ABC Building on the grounds of Grover Park from 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, January 24th. Stay tuned to CMS online for all the latest news and information regarding the 2015 Championship Season at CMS. Follow us Twitter at CMSgoing_green, on Facebook, and online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net.

Quick View 2014 Final CMS Point Standings courtesy of Track Statistician Glyda Jaeger. For complete standings and stats visit www.centralmissourispeedway.net.

Be sure to visit CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net for the latest schedule updates, news, and information! On race day, be sure to 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.

Primary sponsors for CMS this season include Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford, Budweiser, Sunoco Race Fuels, Good Time Oldies 1450 KOKO/98.5 FM The Bar, Pepsi, KMMO FM 102.9, Midwest Coatings, Better Country KIX 105.7 FM, Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station, 610 Sports Radio Kansas City, KRLI Country 103.9 FM, Heartland Waste, and ‘Today’s New Hit Country’ 95.3 FM KDKD.

This year’s list of outstanding business partners includes: Victory Trophies & Plaques, Roundabout Café  Batliner Recycling, Blue Springs Chiropractic, OK Tire Stores, Rick Darling Performance, Reece Nichols Realty LLC, Bodee’s Racers Auction, Finish Line Performance, Economy Lumber and Hardware, Brooks Automotive LLC, Eickleberry Concrete & Construction, JA Performance , Kleinschmidt’s Western Store , Rod End Supply, Quality Home Improvements, Wolf Tire Service, Miller Lite, Goody’s Steakburgers, The Cornerstone Agency, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Lek-Tro-Mek Service Co, Seeburg Mufflers, RockAuto.com, and RacinDirt.com.

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. Full standings and results located at www.speednetdirect.com.

Boney, Wood, Schudy, Brill, and Rowland Fly CMS Championship Night Checkers!

September 15th, 2014

(Warrensburg, MO) The grand re-opening season at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) came to an exciting conclusion last night when 90 cars in five divisions competed in 20 total races. USRA Modified drivers took part in two main events in which Jim Moody claimed the postponed Labor Day weekend $1,500-to-win, 35-lap special while Dustin Boney drove to victory in the weekly racing $1,000-to-win a-main.

Brett ‘Woody’ Wood of Warrensburg added his name to the prestigious double-digit single-season feature winner’s list as he took home his tenth win of the year during his track championship Street Stock season. Cody Brill became the latest CMS first-time winner as he held back a wolf pack of challengers in the B-Mods while Kyle Rowland returned for his second win of the year in the Pure Stock class. The Allstar Midgets returned to CMS for one final race and it was Pat Schudy who claimed his second win of the year this season.

Nine Pure Stock drivers took part in a pair of heat races to begin the evening. Newly crowned Pure Stock champion Leroy Morrison of Raymore captured his first-heat race win to begin the night in front of Darrin Christy and Jason Ryun. Rowland went to the front in heat two with Jason Cochran and Scott Martin of Warrensburg in tow behind him.

Up next were the B-Mods as it took four heat races to sort out the main-event lineup for the 23 cars on hand. Jason Billups of Holt, Missouri darted from inside row two to lead the way in heat one over sixth-starting Josh Calvert of Moberly, Missouri. James McMillin returned to action for the first time since his frightening Street Stock division accident earlier in the season and claimed heat two while substitute driving for newly crowned B-Mod champion Dean Wille in the UCM/SAE car; Greg Truelove was second. Johnny McGinnis of Hardin, Missouri took heat three ahead of Kearney, Missouri’s Jordan Clemons. The final heat race was claimed by Cody Brill of Harrisonville, Missouri over a hard-charging Jacob Ebert.

A total of 21 USRA Modifieds competed third on the night in heat-race action. In recapping the regular race program heat races, Darron Fuqua of Mayetta, Kansas came from fourth on the grid to claim heat one in front of Tyler Schmidt and Matt Johnson. Odessa, Missouri’s Jim Moody drove to the win in heat two over Aaron Marrant and Jason Bodenhamer while Dustin Boney came from the tail of the field in heat three to take the checkers ahead of Dean Wille and Jason Thompson.

Street Stocks rolled onto the track next for their preliminary action with pole-sitter Brett Wood claiming victory in heat one over Troy Turley of Knob Noster, Missouri and Jermiah Wilson. Brian Inlow had a solid night of racing begin with a victory in heat-race two in front of Allen Perryman and Clayton Campbell. All total, eventually 18 drivers took part in Street Stock competition throughout the night.

The Allstar Midgets closed out preliminary heat-race action with three heat races for the 19 cars on hand. Pete Palazolo drove to the win in heat one in front of Kory Schudy of Republic, Missouri and Rick Murcko. Cody Baker, who won the main event the night before at Valley Speedway, picked up the heat-race number two victory over Pat Schudy and Tony Hudlin while Kenny Bowers of Olathe, Kansas bested Tyler Nelson and Ryan Kent in the final midget preliminary race.

Once intermission concluded after the heat races, USRA Modifieds returned to the track for the makeup of the postponed Labor Day weekend $1500-to-win event. Schmidt and Moody brought the field to the initial green flag as Moody quickly assumed command of the opening laps. Shad Badder made his way to second by lap five with Schmidt third and Johnny Fennewald fourth. Moody continued setting a blistering pace over the field as he began to pull away. Meanwhile Badder and Schmidt raced hard inside the top three to try and keep pace with Moody’s torrid pace.

The race ran green until lap 16 when caution flew for the first time with Moody leading Badder, Schmidt, Dean Wille, and Jason Bodenhamer inside the top five. Badder maintained his second spot through lap 25 with Schmidt, Wille and Bodenhamer in tow, all behind leader Moody. On back, eighteenth-starting Dustin Boney advanced to the seventh spot by lap 30 with fourteenth-starting Aaron Marrant in sixth.

Over the final five laps Moody simply dominated the field and ultimately recorded his second special-event win of the year at CMS and his sixth main-event win. Badder had a solid run to the runner-up finish with Schmidt in third, Wille fourth and Bodenhamer fifth. Rounding out the top ten were Marrant, Boney, Fennewald, Tim Karrick and Matt Johnson.

Rolling back into the regular race program, the Pure Stocks brought their season to a close with a 10-lap main event. Leroy Morrison and Kyle Rowland began the event from the front row but it was Rowland who shot out to the early race lead with Darrin Christy quickly moving into the second spot. It was a quick race for the Pure Stocks as the drivers were on their game for the event.

Kyle Rowland eventually went unchallenged and claimed his second win of the year as previous feature winner Christy was unable to reel him in and settled for second. Jason Ryun advanced from sixth to come away third while Jason Cochran ran strong in fourth. Morrison stayed in the mix in fifth to cap off a championship year while Scott Martin, Matt McCord, Robbie Sullins, and Lee Scout rounded out the finish.

B-Mods were next for their 15-lap featured event with Jason Billups and Josh Calvert on point for the drop of the initial green flag. In a frenzied battle for the early race lead, Billups, James McMillin, and Cody Brill all held the top spot at one point in time as drivers moved high and low to gain positions. By lap four Brill had sole command with McMillin and Jordan Clemons close behind. A yellow flag flew on lap four for Darren Phillips and Olen Stephens, who tangled in turn four.

When the race resumed, Brill held the top spot with McMillin, Billups, Clemons and seventh-starting Jacob Ebert inside the top five. After a second caution for a multi-car incident involving Stub Morris and Dallas White in turn four, Brill resumed the race with McMillin and Billups just behind. Ebert advanced to fourth on the next lap with Clemons now fifth. On lap 12, the third yellow flag flew for Darren Locke as his night came to an end.

Brill now had just three laps to complete to claim his first-ever CMS win. On the restart, James McMillin’s left-front tire clipped the uke tire off turn four and ultimately he spun from second to the infield. McMillin was able to restart and ultimately finished tenth. Brill held strong up front for the final laps and eventually did claim the win after starting sixth. Ebert rocketed to second on the final laps while Billups settled for third, Clemons fourth. Nic Bennett capped off a successful return to CMS as he blasted from sixteenth to claim fifth. Kameron Grindstaff also advanced multiple positions from twentieth to finish sixth. On back were Richard Brainard, Josh Calvert, Mark Forrester, and McMillin.

The Allstar Midgets were up next for 15 big laps of action with Pat and Kory Schudy on the front row for the initial start. Nelson and Palazolo were close behind at the start but it was Pat Schudy who shot out to lead the initial laps. Previous feature winner Tyler Nelson advanced to second early on with Palazolo maintaining third. On lap five a frightening accident involving standout driver J.D. Black occurred off of the turn three area as the race was red flag so medical attention could be rendered to Black.

Eventually Black was transported for further observation. As of press time and with permission from Black, this statement came from his spokesperson as of late Sunday morning. “J.D. has multiple fractures in the C1; no surgery is required at the moment. He is in pain but he is doing better. We are very lucky to have the racing family’s support. We are to get some x-rays tomorrow and we have an excellent doctor taking care of him.” Please keep your prayers and thoughts on J.D. and his family as he continues to recover from the accident.

When racing resumed, Schudy held onto the top spot with Nelson and Palazolo still hounding him for the lead. A final restart on lap 10 slowed the field one more time with now sixth-starting Cody Baker beginning to apply pressure for the lead. Schudy didn’t let the pressure get to him and held off Baker’s furious charge to pick up his second CMS win of the year. Baker finished a strong second in front of Nelson in third. Rick Murcko advanced from eighth to fourth with Kory Schudy fifth. Rounding out the top ten were Jacob Davis, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Jared Solomon, Tony Hudlin, and Michael Sosebee.

Street Stocks made their way to the track next for a 15-lap main event. Brian Inlow and Brett Wood began the race from the front row and Wood blasted in front early on to take command with Inlow in tow. Brett Cox and Allen Perryman tangled off turn four to draw an early race caution on lap two and once the race resumed Wood still held point with Troy Turley and Campbell giving chase.

At the halfway point of the race Wood stretched out his lead with Turley and Campbell doing all they could to keep pace. Inlow now ran fourth with Jay Lyle gaining momentum. Not long after, Lyle suffered mechanical problems as his promising run came to a disappointing end.

In the closing laps Wood survived one more restart after Jermiah Wilson’s night came to an early end. Clayton Campbell found a strong line in the final portion of the race to advance from fifth on the grid to second but in the end no one had anything for Wood as he claimed his tenth win of the year. Campbell was second followed by Turley, Inlow, and sixteenth-starting Bobby Raybourn. Completing the top ten was late-arriving Brian Ziegler, Jerry Schmidt, Herb Dannar, Jeremy Curless, and Warren Hawthorne.

USRA Modifieds returned to the field for the final event of the 2014 season for the regular race program portion of their competition. The front row was made up of Gower, Missouri’s Dustin Boney and Mayetta, Kansas’ Darron Fuqua. These two drivers set sail for the 25-lap main event with full intentions on taking the win. Fuqua was strong on the high side with Boney running the preferred low line in the opening laps.

Matt Johnson, Jim Moody, and Tyler Schmidt all ran inside the top five behind the lead pair through lap five. By lap ten, Fuqua was still close to Boney trying to figure out a way around the leader. On lap 12, fourth-running Moody’s car suffered engine woes as he exited the track in a plume of heavy smoke bringing his bid for two wins in one night to a bitter end. Dean Wille also suffered mechanical issues as his top ten run came to an end on the same lap.

For the restart Boney led Fuqua, Schmidt, Johnson, and Terry Schultz to the green flag. Fifth-starting Bodenhamer’s night came to a disappointing end after close-quarters racing contact with Badder in turn four sent him to the back for the restart; Bodenhamer ultimately rebounded to finish eleventh. By lap 15 Boney stretched out his lead on Fuqua who was now under pressure from Schmidt as the pair ran hard for second.

For the final ten laps of the race Boney seemed to be on cruise control as a furious battle ensued for the runner-up spot between Schmidt, Fuqua, and Matt Johnson. Boney masterfully worked his way through lapped traffic keeping any pursuers behind him and eventually went on to claim his second feature win of the year at CMS.

Tyler Schmidt put in another solid performance to finish a strong second followed by Fuqua in third. Johnson ran strong all evening and came away fourth with USRA National point’s leader Terry Schultz fifth. On back were Badder, Marrant, and Dalton Kirk from seventeenth on the grid, Jason Thompson, and Tim Karrick.

Next up for CMS is the Third Annual Hog Roast, which takes place on Saturday, September 27 beginning at 7 p.m. in the CMS Tech Barn on the pit side of the speedway. There will be food, fun, music, and games for all in attendance and a bar available. A $5 cover charge will be collected at the door.

Keep your browser pointed to www.centralmissourispeedway.net in the coming days for a preview of the 2015 race season. CMS wishes to thank all of the dedicated fans and drivers for an amazing grand reopening year. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Hog Roast or the end-of-season championship banquet to be held 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.

Be sure to visit CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net for the latest schedule updates, news, and information! On race day, be sure to call the Track Report Line for general information at (660) 747-2166. Follow us on Twitter

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. Full standings and results located at www.speednetdirect.com.

CMS Closes Out 2014 Season with Two Modified Features this Saturday!

September 11th, 2014

(Warrensburg, MO) Fans have a rare opportunity to witness two USRA ‘Mighty’ Modified main events on the same night this Saturday at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) when the track completes the recently postponed Labor Day weekend $1,500-to-win main event for drivers already locked into the race lineup. Plus, an all-new night of racing is on the docket for Modifieds, Pure Stocks, Street Stocks, B-Mods, and Allstar Midgets for the season finale!

Although the makeup feature lineup is already set, all of those cars and any new cars may participate in an all-new program throughout the night for USRA Modifieds. Saturday evening marks the final night of action this season as the track concludes a successful grand-reopening year with eyes already pointing to the 2015 season in which the same weekly car classes will return plus the guest-class format, which has remained popular with fans this year.

DRIVERS LOCKED INTO THE MAKE UP USRA MODIFIED MAIN EVENT (Note, inclusion of driver name DOES NOT guarantee race appearance!)

66T-Tyler Schmidt, Easton, KS 00-Jim Moody, Odessa
03-Jason Bodenhamer, Centerview 107-Shad Badder, Oak Grove
16-Austin Siebert, Grandview 87-Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, KS
97-Cade Dillard, Robeline LA 68-Dean Wille, Warrensburg
21-Johnny Fennewald, Appleton City 49-Bob Timm, Winona MN
23-Steve Twenter, Sedalia 36-Logan Martin, West Plains
88D-Matt Dotson, Hallsville y9-Aaron Marrant, Orrick
20-Jason Thompson, Concordia 1k-Tim Karrick, Basehor, KS
7j-Justin Johnson, Gardner, KS 22x-Dustin Boney, Gower
90-Terry Schultz, Sedalia 16s- Matt Johnson, Archie
30-Dalton Kirk, Edgerton, KS 27T-Robbie Test, Kaiser
17-Lucas Conley, Spring Hill KS 95-Kevin Blackburn, Fulton

Terry Schultz in USRA Modifieds, Brett Wood in Street Stocks, Dean Wille in B-Mods, and Leroy Morrison, Jr., in Pure Stocks will lead each respective division into the final night as the Allstar Midgets return once again as part of an anniversary weekend celebration of Midget racing.

On Saturday, gates open at 5, hot laps begin at 7, and racing kicks off at 7:30. Admission prices: Adults $12, Senior Citizens 65+ and Active Duty Military w/I.D. $10, Kids aged 6 to 12 years $5, Children five and under free; Pit Pass $25. This is an all-new program, previous ticket stubs and pit passes will not be honored.

Modifieds will compete for the $1500-to-win makeup event plus the normal $1000-to-win Modified payout! On race day call the track at 660-747-2166 or visit the track online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net for additional information.

CMS is taking canned and boxed good food collections one final weekend this Saturday. Clothing in good repair will also be taken for donations to local charities. Fall and Winter-time clothing has been requested from our community partners as cooler weather settles in over the area. Be sure to visit CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net for the latest schedule updates, news, and information! On race day, be sure to 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.

Schmidt, Campbell, Bodenhamer, Wille, and Christy Shine at CMS!

September 10th, 2014

(Warrensburg, MO) On a cool late summer evening, 90 drivers checked in for competition at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) as the season continues to wind down. When the night concluded, one driver added his name to the winners list for the first time this year as Tyler Schmidt of Easton, Kansas dominated the 25-lap USRA ‘mighty modified’ main event.

The night began with the Pure Stock division competing in one heat race where Bobby Brown from Presott, Kansas drove to the win over Darrin Christy and Lee Roy Morrison, Jr.

For the 29 B-Mods on hand, four heat races were contested to sort out the main event. Driving to victories were Dean Wille of Warrensburg ahead of Cody Frazon in heat one, Jacob Ebert of Oak Grove ahead of Darin Claxton in heat two, Bobby Maggard of Springfield, Missouri claimed the win over Jeff Douty in heat three, while the heat race went to Derek Watson of Springfield over Dallas White.

The ULMA Late Models made their final 2014 appearance at CMS Saturday with 16 drivers on hand for a pair of heat races and a 20-lap main event. Heat race victories went to Jon Binning of Warrensburg, Missouri over Justin Russell and Jimmy Jobe. The second heat race went to Jason Bodenhamer of Centerview who bested Todd McCoin and overall ULMA point leader, Dwight Niehoff.

The Street Stocks produced another solid field of 16 cars for a pair of heat races in which Clayton Campbell of Otterville, Missouri drove to the win in heat race one ahead of Jay Prevete and Jermiah Wilson. Eight-time main event winner Brett Wood of Warrensburg claimed the second heat race by crossing the line ahead of John Clancy Jr. and Allen Perryman.

The final class to complete their heat races of the night was USRA Modifieds. For heat race one, Jim Moody of Odessa, Missouri picked up the win over Tim Karrick. Heat number two went to Tyler Schmidt over Gunner Martin, with heat three going to Robbie Read of Mexico, Missouri over Dean Wille. Eddie Bray Jr., of Archie, Missouri crossed the line ahead of road-course racer Ron Keith to take the win in the final heat race.

Pole-sitter Bobby Brown took the initial green flag at the start of the 10-lap Pure Stock feature event. However, it didn’t take long for multiple-time feature winner Darrin Christy to make his way to the front of the field. Current point leader, LeRoy Morrison Jr. kept his 50jr car up front throughout the event as Matt McCord also found his way inside the top five. In the end, Christy went on to capture the main event as Morrison finished a strong second followed by Brown, sixth-starting McCord was fourth with Michael Fleener in fifth.

For the B-mods, it was Dean Wille and Derek Watson lining up on the front row with Jacob Ebert and Bobby Maggard just behind at the start of the main event. As he’s done multiple times this season, point leader Wille quickly powered his way to the lead with Ebert in tow. Ultimately, Wille once again prevailed over the field to capture yet another victory on the season. Former champion Ebert finished second followed by Watson, Cody Frazon, Dallas White, and Robert Baltzell.

At the drop of the green flag for the 20-lap ULMA Late Model feature race, Jon Binning and Jason Bodenhamer brought the field into turn one from row one. Bodenhamer grabbed the initial race lead in search of his second CMS late model win of the year. Three-time CMS feature winner Binning worked hard to stay close to the leader in the early stages while third-starting Justin Russell, making his first appearance at CMS this year, started third but ultimately slipped to sixth in the final run down.

Bodenhamer went on to capture his victory as Binning was unable to make a challenge finishing second. Fourth-starting Todd McCoin netted a podium finish in third while Layne Ehlert rocketed from his tenth-starting position for a strong fourth in the final placement while Dwight Niehoff, who ran inside the top three earlier in the race, settled for fifth.

In the Street Stock main event, Clayton Campbell and Brett Wood occupied the front two starting positions. Both previous feature winners raced hard to gain the early advantage while fifth-starting John Clancy, Jr., quickly established himself as serious threat for the win. At the conclusion of the 15-lap feature event, Campbell went on to take the checkers by holding off a hard-charging Clancy for the win. Wood slipped one position to finish third while Jermiah Wilson came away fourth ahead of Allen Perryman in fifth, with Jay Prevete sixth.

The always stout field of ‘mighty modifieds’ rounded out the night’s action with an action-packed 25-lap main event. Tyler Schmidt started on the pole and although he was scheduled to start second, Jim Moody was unable to make the call due to mechanical problems. Gunner Martin and Ron Keith ran strong in their heat races to secure solid starting positions behind Schmidt.

Although the field was deep with talent, including the likes of John Allen, USRA Points leader Terry Schultz, two-time track champion Aaron Marrant, and veteran driver Rick Beebe , Schmidt was on a mission and seemed unstoppable in capturing the $1,000-to-win main event.

Eighth-starting Tim Karrick recorded his best CMS feature finish of the year in second. Ninth-starting Matt Johnson also advanced through the field to claim third while 15th-starting Jason Bodenhamer continued his successful night by claiming fourth while Gunner Martin slipped to fifth, Robbie Reed rounded out the top six.

Next Saturday, September 13 is the final night of action at CMS for 2014. Pure Stocks, Street Stocks, B-Mods, and USRA Modifieds will be in action; however, the field for the USRA Modifieds is already set from the Labor Day Weekend postponed race.

Only the above-listed USRA Modified Drivers will be competing next Saturday. For all the other classes, an all-new night of racing will take place to determine the final championship standings. Gates will open at 5 with racing at 7:30. For additional information call the track report line at 660-747-2166 or visit CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net.

Be sure to visit CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net for the latest schedule updates, news, and information! On race day, be sure to 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.

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. Full standings and results located at www.speednetdirect.com (http://centralmissourispeedway.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fb45d3c5de99db9cbb548e5d6&id=c4e2ed0b4f&e=b79e6147f4)

Weekly Racing plus ULMA Late Models Return to Central Missouri Speedway this Saturday!

September 6th, 2014

(Warrensburg, MO) The season quickly approaches the conclusion of the points championship battles at Central Missouri Speedway with USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Modifieds, and Pure Stocks plus another guest class appearance with the ULMA Late Models this Saturday, Sept 6.

The Johnson County Alumni will also meet on Saturday at Central Missouri Speedway, located 4 miles north of Warrensburg on Highway 13. The UCM alumni tailgate begins at 6:00 p.m. in the shaded area along V Road and Highway 13. Seating is limited so please bring your lawn chairs. Reserved seating for the group will be in the southeast bleachers and can be identified by the UCM banners and black/red markings.

General admission for adults is $12, military w/I.D. and senior citizens 65 years and up $10, kids ages six to twelve $5, children 5 and under free. Pit Gates open at 4:30 grandstands at 5:00, drivers, meeting at 6:30, hot laps at 7:00, and racing at 7:30. Pit Passes are $25. On race day, be sure to call the Track Report Line for general information at (660) 747-2166.

The championship point’s battles are close in several divisions with challenges remaining in each of the respective divisions. Sedalia driver, Terry Schultz claimed the (USRA) Modified special $1,500 feature last Saturday as he claimed the top spot in a memorable confrontation with several area top modified drivers including Aaron Marrant and Shad Badder. Jim Moody still remains in the second spot with Tim Karrick in third. Aaron Marrant and Dean Wille are within 5 markers in the point’s chase rounding out the top five.

Brett Wood from Warrensburg claimed his ninth feature win of the season in the Street Stock division last week and maintained his iron grip on the points lead. Jeremiah Wilson moved up last week into second; Troy Turley had mechanical problems last weekend and slipped into the third spot with Heb Danner knocking on the door in fourth. Larry Farris stayed in the fifth position.

Mike Higley claimed the $1,500 URSA b-modified purse with his first CMS feature victory of the year. Warrensburg driver, Dean Wille continues to be at the top driver at the top of the B-Mod rankings with five feature wins this season. Richard Brainard is in the second spot with Cody Frazon, Eddie Bray, and Jordon Clemons mixing it up in the top five.

Last Saturday, Jason Ryun from Kansas City grabbed his second feature victory in a row. Teenage driver Leroy Morrison Jr. from Raymore still sits atop the new Pure Stock class at CMS. Gary Akers is just behind Morrison in second with Don Johnson and Darren Christy in third and fourth. You can review the top ten rankings in each of the division point standings on www.speednetdirect.com.

Find CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net.

Mike Higley Dominates Huge Field of B-mods for $1,500 Payday at CMS!

September 5th, 2014

(Warrensburg, MO) A scorching late summer day eventually turned into a volatile weather situation that better resembled springtime in the Midwest rather than late August. However, not even a brewing thunderstorm or a tricky track condition could prevent Kansas City, Missouri’s Mike Higley from blistering the field for a $1,500 payday during the USRA B-Mod special event that drew 48 competitors.

After an exciting night of action on Saturday, returning fans and drivers were eager to see how Sunday would unfold. For some, it unfolded to their liking but as the old saying goes, it just seemed like it wasn’t meant to be for night two as Mother Nature’s various array of weather curveballs with hot temps, strong winds, and eventual heavy rain, coupled with the pressure of 124 cars competing on the surface in 22 events, challenged the resilient CMS crew and drivers more so than any other week this year.

Once word of approaching storms was received, the CMS staff immediately kicked into their ‘rain schedule’ format in hopes of completing the entire race program. Drivers and officials stayed on their toes as the events went straight through without a break in the action. In the end, 22 of the planned 24 events for the night were completed and therefore the night was considered a complete show.

Four classes participated in the action as the pits were packed with 35 USRA Modifieds, 48 USRA B-Mods, 12 Mod Lites, and 29 Wingless Auto Racing (WAR) Sprint Cars.

USRA B-Mods kicked off the night’s preliminary action with six events to determine the night’s top 16 in passing points order. Heat race victories went to Mike Higley in heat one, Dean Wille in heat two, Bobby Williams in heat three, Logan Martin in heat four, J.C. Morton in heat five, and Andy Bryant in heat-race six.

Guest Class Mod Lites were next in the heat race order with two events to set their feature lineup. Taking heat wins were Dillon Raffurty of Independence, Missouri over Jeff Raffurty and Kelly Bergrstrom in heat race one, while Travis Alexander of Tonganoxie, Kansas bested David Raffurty and Tony Kerr in heat two.

Next up, USRA Modifieds competed in four heat races with the top 16 in passing points locked into the feature lineup while the top 8 in passing points participated in a redraw for a spot in the front four rows of the main event. Heat race victories went to Darron Fuqua ahead of Jason Bodenhamer in heat one, Dean Wille ahead of Steve Twenter in heat two, Tyler Schmidt over Johnny Fennewald for heat three, and Louisiana’s Cade Dillard ahead of Shad Badder for the final preliminary heat race win.

After WAR Sprint Car heat races were completed (results unavailable at press time), B-Mods returned to the track for two b-mains to round out the main event lineup as Cody Brill and Ed Noll raced their way to victory. USRA Modifieds also ran a b-main to lock in the final transfer cars with Justin Johnson securing the win and a spot in the main event.

With ominous weather fast-approaching, the main events rolled onto the speedway with USRA B-Mods first on the speedway for their 25-lap special event. Track point’s leader Dean Wille alongside Mike Higley started the event from row one with Logan Martin and J.C. Morton just behind in row two for the initial green flag.

A couple early race mishaps slowed the field, including a bad break for Luke Nieman and Chris Cain in turn four as their cars became hooked together after a chain-reaction incident. Once the cars were separated and racing resumed, Higley quickly went back to work consistently hitting his marks to pace the field with J.C. Morton, Logan Martin, and Dean Wille running close-quarters for second position.

After a lap three restart for a single car spin, drivers again bunched together for another restart. Through the early stages, Higley ran comfortably out front with Morton and Martin in tow, behind the lead trio, Jacob Ebert, Andy Bryant, Wille, and Tim Karrick raced hard for a spot inside the top five through lap 10.

By the lap 15 marker, Higley again opened up distance between himself and second-running Morton. Martin held strong in the third position as Ebert settled into fourth ahead of Bryant, Karrick, and Wille until a lap 18 caution flag for Cody Brill and Ben Stockton slowed the pace. Just after the next restart, Steve Blake had contacted with the front-stretch wall to draw another caution and restart.

The field eventually went back to work with Higley now leading Martin and Morton for a seven-lap dash to the finish with strong winds and light rain beginning to fall over the speedway. Meanwhile, the ever-present Ebert, Bryant, Wille, and Karrick tandem stayed in contention as Minnesota’s Jacob Bleess, USRA National B-Mod point’s leader Chad Clancy, and Jason Billups found their way inside the top ten.

With just three laps remaining, Jeff Douty drew a late-race caution on lap 22 as strong wind gusts and lite rain continued to put a damper on things. Nonetheless, the field went back to green for the final three-lap dash to the finish. The middle lane seemed to kick in late in the race as Martin and Morton continued their classic side-by-side battle for second just behind Higley. Late in the race, Bryant found a way around Ebert to move up one spot to fourth, relegating Ebert to fifth.

At the finish line, Higley collected the hardware and the $1500 payday with Springfield, Missouri’s Morton claiming second at the line ahead of Martin, who made the long haul from West Plains, Missouri pay off with a respectable run to third. Bryant was fourth, followed closely by Ebert, Wille, Bleess, Clancy, Karrick, and Billups to round out the top ten.

The strong winds and lite rain calmed down just a bit as the Mod Lites quickly made their way to the field for a 15-lap main event. Dillon and David Raffurty along with Cheri Welch and Jeff Raffurty brought the field to green. Dillon Raffurty shot out to the early race lead with Jeff Raffurty blasting into second ahead of David Raffurty and Mike Kennedy until a lap-four caution flew to slow the field.

Dillon Raffurty of Independence, Missouri brought the field back to green-flag racing with Jeff Raffurty and Kennedy now inside the top three as the laps continued to wind down. With the rain picking up in the closing laps the checkered flag eventually waived over the field as Dillon Raffurty claimed his second-consecutive main-event victory at CMS during Mod Lite appearances this year.

Michael Raffurty found his way to second at the end of the event, Justin Raffurty advanced through the ranks for a solid third-place run with Mike Kennedy of Boone, Iowa coming away fourth. Jeff Raffurty got too high in turns three and four and slipped back to fifth at the finish. Rounding out the top ten were David Raffurty, Travis Alexander, Tony Kerr, Kelley Bergstrom and Rick Raffurty.

With the crowd exiting the grandstand area after what was ultimately the final checkered flag of the night waving after the Mod Lite event, the remainder of the night’s events had to be canceled due to inclement weather, including high wind gusts, heavy rains, and dangerous lightning. All total, 22 of the 24 events were completed and therefore the program is considered a complete show, no refunds will be given.

The postponed USRA Modified main event will be made up on the final night of racing on Saturday, September 13. Only the USRA Modified drivers who were locked into the 24-car starting grid will be competing during the race program on Saturday, September 13. There will be no full show for USRA Modifieds on the final night September 13. Returning drivers will hot lap prior to the 35-lap main event, which pays $1500 to win.

The list of drivers who are locked in for the main event on September 13 are: Tyler Schmidt, Jim Moody, Jason Bodenhamer, Shad Badder, Austin Siebert, Darron Fuqua, Cade Dillard, Dean Wille, Johnny Fennewald, Bob Timm, Steve Twenter, Logan Martin, Matt Dotson, Aaron Marrant, Jason Thompson, Tim Karrick, Justin Johnson, Dustin Boney, Terry Schultz, Matt Johnson, Dalton Kirk, Robbie Test, Lucas Conley, and Kevin Blackburn.

WAR Sprint Cars will not be returning for a makeup race. Instead, CMS will pay its previously agreed upon purse with the series and the payout for sprint car drivers will be conducted through the WAR Sprint Car Series payout format of their choice.

Weekly racing returns to CMS next week on September 6 with FULL PROGRAMS for all competing classes including heat races and main events for USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, B-Modifieds and guest class ULMA Late Models. On Saturday, the gates open at 5, hot laps at 7, and racing at 7:30. Admission prices are Adults $12, Senior Citizens 65+ and Active Duty Military w/I.D. $10, Kids aged 6 to 12 years $5, Children five and under free. Pit passes return to $25.

For the remainder of the season, CMS is taking canned and boxed good food collections as well as clothing in good repair for donations to local charities for the less fortunate. Fall and Winter-time clothing has been requested from our community partners as cooler weather will soon settle in over the area. Look for donation drop boxes in the main foyer on the front side, on the pit side, donations may be dropped off in the office.

Schultz Fights Back for Opening Night Labor Day Weekend Win at CMS!

September 2nd, 2014

(Warrensburg, MO) Near-perfect temperatures greeted drivers and fans at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) Saturday evening as the track kicked off its annual Labor Day weekend special events with the first of two straight nights of competition.

A total of 67 competitors checked in for competition among the five competing classes, which included 23 USRA Modifieds, 16 Street Stocks, 6 Pure Stocks, 10 ULMA Late Models, and 12 Lightning Sprints. All total, fans in the stands witnessed 16 events throughout the night.

USRA Modifieds headlined the evening with the first of two ‘Twin $1,500-to-Win’ 35-lap feature events of the weekend and it was USRA National Point’s Leader Terry Schultz of Sedalia who powered his way to the front of the field to claim the night one main event. In Street Stock action, Brett Wood took his ninth feature win of the year while Jason Ryun of Kansas City, Missouri drove to his second-consecutive win in Pure Stock action. Non-sanctioned Lightning Sprints made their final appearance of the year at CMS a good one with Phil Heavelow picking up the victory while Jon Binning of Warrensburg captured the ULMA Late Model win.

Pure Stocks kicked off the evening with their preliminary heat race. Darrin Christy Started out the night with a heat race win ahead of last week’s winner Jason Ryun and Lee Scott to setup the main event lineup. Christy and Ryun started on the front row of the ten-lap main event with Ryun quickly shooting out to an early race lead. Christy hounded Ryun through the early stages as Scott’s night came to an early end with mechanical woes. The entire race distance was the Fox and the Hound story as Christy pursued Ryun all throughout the race. Don Johnson stayed solidly in third with Leroy Morrison fourth. In the end, Ryun captured his second straight win in the Pure Stocks with Christy settling for second, Johnson third, Morrison fourth, Robbie Sullins fifth and Lee Scott sixth.

The Lucas Cattle Company ULMA Late Models took to the track next in two exciting heat races. Two-time track champion Jon Binning drove to the win in heat one ahead of Payton Looney and Michael Weir of Kansas City. In heat two, Lockwood, Missouri’s Dwight Niehoff claimed the win. The feature event lined up with Binning and Niehoff taking the initial green flag from the front row.

Early on, Binning set a torrid pace as drivers settled in for the 20-lap race. Niehoff never let Binning out of his sights and stayed close through lapped traffic with Looney running solidly in third. Some of the best racing came from Todd McCoin, Ryan Petersheim, and Lane Ehlert before the halfway point at lap ten. With Binning and Niehoff in lapped traffic, things got a little dicey for Binning as he left the door open for Niehoff in the closing laps. Off of turn two, the pair split lapped cars and Niehoff shot out front.

With just two laps remaining, Binning fought hard to stay with the new leader and maneuvered his way around the track on the low side with Niehoff in the middle lane. On the white flag lap, Binning found a fast line and pulled even with Niehoff on the back straightaway to setup up a final turn three and four sprint to the finish. Coming off of turn four, the pair were dead even with Binning ultimately narrowly outgunning Niehoff for his third win over the year during the caution-free event. In victory lane, Binning said “Dwight is so clean to race with and it’s a lot of fun when it’s like that, I’ve got a lot of people here tonight including my Mom and Dad so this was a special night.” Niehoff finished second with Looney third. Todd McCoin was fourth, Ryan Petersheim fifth, Lane Ehlert sixth, Greg Clemmons seventh, and Chris Cox eighth.

Lightning Sprints were next in the running order for two preliminary heat races. Beau Heavelow of Sibley, Missouri was victorious in heat one ahead of A.J. Tice and Mark Billings. For heat race number two, Phil Heavelow captured the win ahead of CMS veteran Bobby Lane and M.K. Billings.

The Heavelow’s owned the front row for the start of the non-sanctioned lightning sprint main event and from the drop of the green flag, Buckner, Missouri’s Phil Heavelow shot out to an early race lead with Beau Heavelow and A.J. Tice in tow. The drivers were on their A-game as the field raced through a blistering pace throughout the 20-lap main event.

Even through heavy lapped traffic and a lightning-fast surface, Phil Heavelow stayed comfortably in the lead ahead of Beau Heavelow. Tice stayed comfortably in third with Mark Billings in pursuit in fourth. As the laps wound down, it was evident something drastic would have to happen to keep Phil Heavelow from victory lane once again at CMS. In the end, Phil Heavelow captured his second-straight Lightning Sprint win in a race that ran caution free for 20 laps with Beau Heavelow finishing second just ahead of A.J. Tice with her best finish at CMS this season. Mark Billings recovered from early night mechanical issues and came up to finish fourth, with M.K. Billings and Ryan Kent rounding out the top six.

Street Stocks made their way to the track for their two heat races as the exciting action continued. Heat race winners included Warrensburg driver Brett Wood ahead of Marc Carter and Jermiah Wilson in heat one and John Clancy out of California, Missouri over Bobby Raybourn and Brett Cox in heat two.

Brett Wood and John Clancy started the action for the Street Stocks in row one with Marc Carter and Bobby Raybourn just behind. Earlier in the night the Lightning Sprints and ULMA Late Models went green to checkers and it looked like the Street Stocks would do the same. Wood grabbed the early lead with Clancy and Carter in pursuit as the race ran caution free until lap 14.

With what was the one and only caution flag during the event waving over the field six laps shy of the finish, Wood again held point over Carter, Clancy, and Allen Perryman. Wood again distanced himself from the rest of the field as Carter and Clancy ran strong in second and third. Meanwhile, ninth-starting Jay Prevete had a successful return to CMS as he made his way into the top five. Ultimately, Wood was again too strong for the rest of the field as he captured his ninth main event win of the year. Carter settled for second with Clancy coming away third. Prevete moved up to fourth at the finish with Perryman holding on for fifth, Clayton Campbell sixth, Brian Ziegler seventh, and Brett Cox eighth.

Finishing up the night’s preliminary action was USRA Modified drivers competing in four 10-lap prelims to determine the passing points order, which ultimately built up to the top 8 redraw to set the front four rows of the night’s main event. The first heat race went to Dean Wille over the travelling Father and Son tandem of Bob Timm and Jake Timm of Winona, Minnesota.

Heat number two belonged to former champions of the Modified class at CMS as Jason Thompson claimed the win ahead of Terry Schultz and Aaron Marrant. For heat three, former CMS feature winner Justin Johnson drove to the win over Tim Karrick and a returning Shad Badder. For the final heat race, Quincy, Illinois’ Robbie Reed picked up the win over Fulton, Missouri’s Kevin Blackburn and last week’s feature winner, Dustin Boney.

The top eight passing-points earners, which included Wille, Thompson, Johnson, Reed, Karrick, Bob Timm, Blackburn, and Schultz, re-drew for their 35-lap main even starting positions. Karrick drew the number one starting position with Kevin Blackburn, Son of two-time CMS Modified Champion, Gary Blackburn, Jr., to the outside at the drop of the green flag for the main event.

Karrick led the field to the green with a strong running Blackburn side-by-side for many of the opening laps. After a rough start and a few black-flag warnings to various drivers, things seemed to settle down just a bit as drivers were eager to make their way to the finish and gain valuable spots in the solid paying race.

Blackburn was strong on the high side with Karrick mostly running low. Robbie Reed and Dean Wille faded early on with Reed coming out on the worst end of contact and ultimately suffering a cut tire, only to have his crew make quick repairs so he could return to the track in time to make it back out on the field as the race resumed. Meanwhile, Bob Timm began charging to the front and blasted into the top three with Schultz and Jason Thompson also in the mix.

In what turned out to be a fantastic race with some of the strongest USRA drivers battling hard for positions, Timm continued his charge to the front chasing Schultz, who pressured and eventually took the lead from Blackburn who slipped to third. A few laps later, Timm darted out front on the low side. Soon after, Schultz switched lines and moved to the low side to keep Timm in close quarters. Timm looked like he was going to sail onto the victory as he and Schultz were the class of the field.

Aaron Marrant came to life from his eleventh starting spot and broke into the top three late in the race and added his name to the possible list of winners. Timm and Schultz ran close until Timm suffered mechanical issues and exited the track with just a few laps remaining. With the drivers now in a good rhythm, Schultz took command with Marrant in second and twelfth-starting Shad Badder blasting through the field to come all the way to third.

As the white flag flew, Schultz hugged the low line with Marrant close behind as Schultz ultimately led to his National USRA point’s lead with the victory over Marrant. Badder capped off a nice charge into the top three in third with Blackburn recording his best-ever CSM finish in fourth. Dustin Boney had an up and down night but still came away with a top five with Jason Thompson sixth, Tylyer Schmidt, seventh and Karrick eighth. Chad Lyle was ninth followed by Justin Johnson in tenth.

CMS kicks right back into high gear on Sunday, August 31 for the second-straight night of action to close out the Labor Day weekend with ‘Open Wheel Madness’ night, featuring another $1500-to-Win USRA Modified main event, a $1500-to-win USRA Sanctioned B-Mod main event, plus Mod Lites and the W.A.R. Sprint Car Series in their final appearances at CMS this year.

Admission prices for Sunday include: Adults $15, Senior Citizens 65+ and Active Duty Military w/I.D. $12, Kids aged 6 to 12 years $5, Children five and under are free. Pit passes are $30 each night.

There are no track registration fees; however, Modified and B-mod drivers MUST have a USRA license or purchase $10 temporary license. For B-Mods the entry fee is $50 if the driver has raced twice at CMS during a regular weekly race program PRIOR to this event. If the driver has not raced twice PRIOR to this event at CMS during a regular weekly race program, entry is $75. Entry fees includes driver pit pass.

For USRA Modified drivers, there is a $50 entry fee if the driver has raced twice at CMS during a regular weekly race program PRIOR to this event. If the Modified driver has not raced twice PRIOR to this event the entry fee is $75. Entry fee includes driver pit pass. Same night entries are available in ALL competing classes throughout the weekend, there is no “pre-entry” for any competing class.

Mod Lites and WAR Sprint Car competitors will draw for their starting positions and compete in heat races and additional preliminary events as needed. Mod Lites will line up by passing points earned in the heat races, with the driver earning the most passing points starting on pole position of the main event. WAR Sprint Car series drivers will line up and use their normal protocols for competition throughout the night.

Rain date for the weekend is Monday, September 1, with one hour earlier start times. Primitive camping is permitted at CMS; however, there is no dumpsite. Campfires are allowed only in fire pits. For more information call (816) 229-1338 in advance to inquire about parking campers or placing tents. All personnel on the speedway ground are responsible for their own disposal of waste items and will be held accountable for their actions!

No track points will be awarded in any classes this weekend; however, USRA Modifieds will compete for National USRA points on both Saturday and Sunday while USRA B-Modified drivers will earn National USRA points on Sunday night during their $1500-to-win special event. ULMA competitors will earn ULMA points, W.A.R. Sprint Car drivers will earn series points.

Weekend Payouts:

USRA Modified Special: 1st $1,500 |2nd $1,000 | 3rd $700 | 4th $600 | 5th $500 | 6th $450 | 7th $400 | 8th $350 | 9th $300 | 10th $275 | 11th $250 | 12th $235 | 13th $225 | 14th $220 | 15th $215 | 16th $210 | 17th $205 | 18th $200 | 19th/20th/21st $195 | 22nd/23rd/24th $175. B-Main non-transfers $50.

USRA B-Mod Special: 1st $1,500 | 2nd $1,000 | 3rd $600 | 4th $500 | 5th $400 | 6th $300 | 7th $250 | 8th $225 | 9th $200 | 10th $175 | 11th $150 | 12th $150 | 13th $150 |14th $150 | 15th $130 |16th-24th $125. B-Main non-transfers $50.

Mod Lites and W.A.R Sprints will be paid out according to normal procedures.

Action gets underway Sunday night with gates opening at 5 and racing at 7:30. For complete details visit www.centralmissourispeedway.net and click on the tab titled “Labor Day Weekend at CMS.” On race day, call the track report line at 660-747-2166.

For the remainder of the season, CMS is taking canned and boxed good food collections as well as clothing in good repair for donations to local charities for the less fortunate. Fall and Winter-time clothing has been requested from our community partners as cooler weather will soon settle in over the area. Look for donation drop boxes in the main foyer on the front side, on the pit side, donations may be dropped off in the office.

Night Number One at CMS Goes to Terry Schultz!

September 2nd, 2014

(Warrensburg, MO) Near-perfect temperatures greeted drivers and fans at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) Saturday evening as the track kicked off its annual Labor Day weekend special events with the first of two straight nights of competition.

A total of 67 competitors checked in for competition among the five competing classes, which included 23 USRA Modifieds, 16 Street Stocks, 6 Pure Stocks, 10 ULMA Late Models, and 12 Lightning Sprints. All total, fans in the stands witnessed 16 events throughout the night.

USRA Modifieds headlined the evening with the first of two ‘Twin $1,500-to-Win’ 35-lap feature events of the weekend and it was USRA National Point’s Leader Terry Schultz of Sedalia who powered his way to the front of the field to claim the night one main event. In Street Stock action, Brett Wood took his ninth feature win of the year while Jason Ryun of Kansas City, Missouri drove to his second-consecutive win in Pure Stock action. Non-sanctioned Lightning Sprints made their final appearance of the year at CMS a good one with Phil Heavelow picking up the victory while Jon Binning of Warrensburg captured the ULMA Late Model win.

Pure Stocks kicked off the evening with their preliminary heat race. Darrin Christy Started out the night with a heat race win ahead of last week’s winner Jason Ryun and Lee Scott to setup the main event lineup. Christy and Ryun started on the front row of the ten-lap main event with Ryun quickly shooting out to an early race lead. Christy hounded Ryun through the early stages as Scott’s night came to an early end with mechanical woes. The entire race distance was the Fox and the Hound story as Christy pursued Ryun all throughout the race. Don Johnson stayed solidly in third with Leroy Morrison fourth. In the end, Ryun captured his second straight win in the Pure Stocks with Christy settling for second, Johnson third, Morrison fourth, Robbie Sullins fifth and Lee Scott sixth.

The Lucas Cattle Company ULMA Late Models took to the track next in two exciting heat races. Two-time track champion Jon Binning drove to the win in heat one ahead of Payton Looney and Michael Weir of Kansas City. In heat two, Lockwood, Missouri’s Dwight Niehoff claimed the win. The feature event lined up with Binning and Niehoff taking the initial green flag from the front row.

Early on, Binning set a torrid pace as drivers settled in for the 20-lap race. Niehoff never let Binning out of his sights and stayed close through lapped traffic with Looney running solidly in third. Some of the best racing came from Todd McCoin,Ryan Petersheim, and Lane Ehlert before the halfway point at lap ten. With Binning and Niehoff in lapped traffic, things got a little dicey for Binning as he left the door open for Niehoff in the closing laps. Off of turn two, the pair split lapped cars and Niehoff shot out front.

With just two laps remaining, Binning fought hard to stay with the new leader and maneuvered his way around the track on the low side with Niehoff in the middle lane. On the white flag lap, Binning found a fast line and pulled even with Niehoff on the back straightaway to setup up a final turn three and four sprint to the finish. Coming off of turn four, the pair were dead even with Binning ultimately narrowly outgunning Niehoff for his third win over the year during the caution-free event. In victory lane, Binning said “Dwight is so clean to race with and it’s a lot of fun when it’s like that, I’ve got a lot of people here tonight including my Mom and Dad so this was a special night.” Niehoff finished second with Looney third. Todd McCoin was fourth, Ryan Petersheim fifth, Lane Ehlert sixth, Greg Clemmons seventh, and Chris Cox eighth.

Lightning Sprints were next in the running order for two preliminary heat races. Beau Heavelow of Sibley, Missouri was victorious in heat one ahead of A.J. Tice and Mark Billings. For heat race number two, Phil Heavelow captured the win ahead of CMS veteran Bobby Lane and M.K. Billings.

The Heavelow’s owned the front row for the start of the non-sanctioned lightning sprint main event and from the drop of the green flag, Buckner, Missouri’s Phil Heavelow shot out to an early race lead with Beau Heavelow and A.J. Tice in tow. The drivers were on their A-game as the field raced through a blistering pace throughout the 20-lap main event.

Even through heavy lapped traffic and a lightning-fast surface, Phil Heavelow stayed comfortably in the lead ahead of Beau Heavelow. Tice stayed comfortably in third with Mark Billings in pursuit in fourth. As the laps wound down, it was evident something drastic would have to happen to keep Phil Heavelow from victory lane once again at CMS. In the end, Phil Heavelow captured his second-straight Lightning Sprint win in a race that ran caution free for 20 laps with Beau Heavelow finishing second just ahead of A.J. Tice with her best finish at CMS this season. Mark Billings recovered from early night mechanical issues and came up to finish fourth, with M.K. Billings and Ryan Kent rounding out the top six.

Street Stocks made their way to the track for their two heat races as the exciting action continued. Heat race winners included Warrensburg driver Brett Wood ahead of Marc Carter and Jermiah Wilson in heat one and John Clancy out of California, Missouri over Bobby Raybourn and Brett Cox in heat two.

Brett Wood and John Clancy started the action for the Street Stocks in row one with Marc Carter and Bobby Raybourn just behind. Earlier in the night the Lightning Sprints and ULMA Late Models went green to checkers and it looked like the Street Stocks would do the same. Wood grabbed the early lead with Clancy and Carter in pursuit as the race ran caution free until lap 14.

With what was the one and only caution flag during the event waving over the field six laps shy of the finish, Wood again held point over Carter, Clancy, and Allen Perryman. Wood again distanced himself from the rest of the field as Carter and Clancy ran strong in second and third. Meanwhile, ninth-starting Jay Prevete had a successful return to CMS as he made his way into the top five. Ultimately, Wood was again too strong for the rest of the field as he captured his ninth main event win of the year. Carter settled for second with Clancy coming away third. Prevete moved up to fourth at the finish with Perryman holding on for fifth, Clayton Campbell sixth, Brian Ziegler seventh, and Brett Cox eighth.

Finishing up the night’s preliminary action was USRA Modified drivers competing in four 10-lap prelims to determine the passing points order, which ultimately built up to the top 8 redraw to set the front four rows of the night’s main event. The first heat race went to Dean Wille over the travelling Father and Son tandem of Bob Timm and Jake Timm of Winona, Minnesota.

Heat number two belonged to former champions of the Modified class at CMS as Jason Thompson claimed the win ahead of Terry Schultz and Aaron Marrant. For heat three, former CMS feature winner Justin Johnson drove to the win over Tim Karrick and a returning Shad Badder. For the final heat race, Quincy, Illinois’ Robbie Reed picked up the win over Fulton, Missouri’s Kevin Blackburn and last week’s feature winner, Dustin Boney.

The top eight passing-points earners, which included Wille, Thompson, Johnson, Reed, Karrick, Bob Timm, Blackburn, and Schultz, re-drew for their 35-lap main event starting positions. Karrick drew the number one starting position with Kevin Blackburn, Son of two-time CMS Modified Champion, Gary Blackburn, Jr., to the outside at the drop of the green flag for the main event.

Karrick led the field to the green with a strong running Blackburn side-by-side for many of the opening laps. After a rough start and a few black-flag warnings to various drivers, things seemed to settle down just a bit as drivers were eager to make their way to the finish and gain valuable spots in the solid paying race.

Blackburn was strong on the high side with Karrick mostly running low. Robbie Reed and Dean Wille faded early on with Reed coming out on the worst end of contact and ultimately suffering a cut tire, only to have his crew make quick repairs so he could return to the track in time to make it back out on the field as the race resumed. Meanwhile, Bob Timm began charging to the front and blasted into the top three with Schultz and Jason Thompson also in the mix.

In what turned out to be a fantastic race with some of the strongest USRA drivers battling hard for positions, Timm continued his charge to the front chasing Schultz, who pressured and eventually took the lead from Blackburn who slipped to third. A few laps later, Timm darted out front on the low side. Soon after, Schultz switched lines and moved to the low side to keep Timm in close quarters. Timm looked like he was going to sail onto the victory as he and Schultz were the class of the field.

Aaron Marrant came to life from his eleventh starting spot and broke into the top three late in the race and added his name to the possible list of winners. Timm and Schultz ran close until Timm suffered mechanical issues and exited the track with just a few laps remaining. With the drivers now in a good rhythm, Schultz took command with Marrant in second and twelfth-starting Shad Badder blasting through the field to come all the way to third.

As the white flag flew, Schultz hugged the low line with Marrant close behind as Schultz ultimately led to his National USRA point’s lead with the victory over Marrant. Badder capped off a nice charge into the top three in third with Blackburn recording his best-ever CSM finish in fourth. Dustin Boney had an up and down night but still came away with a top five with Jason Thompson sixth, Tylyer Schmidt, seventh and Karrick eighth. Chad Lyle was ninth followed by Justin Johnson in tenth.

CMS kicks right back into high gear on Sunday, August 31 for the second-straight night of action to close out the Labor Day weekend with ‘Open Wheel Madness’ night, featuring another $1500-to-Win USRA Modified main event, a $1500-to-win USRA Sanctioned B-Mod main event, plus Mod Lites and the W.A.R. Sprint Car Series in their final appearances at CMS this year.

Admission prices for Sunday include: Adults $15, Senior Citizens 65+ and Active Duty Military w/I.D. $12, Kids aged 6 to 12 years $5, Children five and under are free. Pit passes are $30 each night.

There are no track registration fees; however, Modified and B-mod drivers MUST have a USRA license or purchase $10 temporary license. For B-Mods the entry fee is $50 if the driver has raced twice at CMS during a regular weekly race program PRIOR to this event. If the driver has not raced twice PRIOR to this event at CMS during a regular weekly race program, entry is $75. Entry fees includes driver pit pass.

For USRA Modified drivers, there is a $50 entry fee if the driver has raced twice at CMS during a regular weekly race program PRIOR to this event. If the Modified driver has not raced twice PRIOR to this event the entry fee is $75. Entry fee includes driver pit pass. Same night entries are available in ALL competing classes throughout the weekend, there is no “pre-entry” for any competing class.

Mod Lites and WAR Sprint Car competitors will draw for their starting positions and compete in heat races and additional preliminary events as needed. Mod Lites will line up by passing points earned in the heat races, with the driver earning the most passing points starting on pole position of the main event. WAR Sprint Car series drivers will line up and use their normal protocols for competition throughout the night.

Rain date for the weekend is Monday, September 1, with one hour earlier start times. Primitive camping is permitted at CMS; however, there is no dumpsite. Campfires are allowed only in fire pits. For more information call (816) 229-1338 in advance to inquire about parking campers or placing tents. All personnel on the speedway ground are responsible for their own disposal of waste items and will be held accountable for their actions!

No track points will be awarded in any classes this weekend; however, USRA Modifieds will compete for National USRA points on both Saturday and Sunday while USRA B-Modified drivers will earn National USRA points on Sunday night during their $1500-to-win special event. ULMA competitors will earn ULMA points, W.A.R. Sprint Car drivers will earn series points.

Two Huge Nights of Racing Set for Labor Day Weekend at CMS!

August 30th, 2014

(Warrensburg, MO) The final special events of the year at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) are set to roll off this weekend on Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31, highlighted by the first-ever “Twin $1500-to-Win” USRA Modified feature events!

The Saturday race program includes $1500-to-win USRA Modifieds plus Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, and two guest classes, including fan favorites Lightning Sprints and ULMA Late Models, plus Karaoke after the races!

All regional lightning sprint groups are welcome to compete during the $650-to-win main event! ULMA Late Model drivers are winding down their championship season with a tight point’s battle heading into the final few races and all contenders are expected to be on hand Saturday night.

On Sunday, the track roars back to life with a second night of action during ‘Open Wheel Madness’ night, which includes another $1500-to-win USRA Modified main event, a $1500-to-win USRA B-Mod main event, plus Mod Lites and the W.A.R. Sprint Car Series in their final appearances at CMS this year.

For Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31, admission prices are as follows: Adults $15, Senior Citizens 65+ and Active Duty Military w/I.D. $12, Kids aged 6 to 12 years $5, Children five and under are free. Pit passes are $30 each night.

There are no track registration fees for competitors throughout the weekend. However, Modified and B-mod drivers MUST have a USRA license or purchase $10 temporary license on-site for each night of competition. For B-Mods, the entry fee is $50 if the driver has raced twice at CMS during a regular weekly race program PRIOR to this event.

If the B-Mod driver has not raced twice PRIOR to this event at CMS during a regular
weekly race program, the entry fee is $75. Entry fees includes driver pit pass for
one night of competition only.

For USRA Modified drivers, there is a $50 entry fee per night entered if the driver has raced twice at CMS during a regular weekly race program PRIOR to this event. If the Modified driver has not raced twice PRIOR to this event during a regular weekly race program, the entry fee is $75. Entry fee includes driver pit pass for one night of competition.

USRA Modified drivers will take part in heat races, which will line up by draw. After the heats, the top 16 drivers in passing points will automatically be locked into the main event. Then, the top 8 from passing points will redraw for their A-main starting position. Those drivers not making it into the top 16 in passing points will participate in a b-main event to determine starting positions 17 thru 24. The May and July special events DO NOT COUNT towards the “raced twice prior to” scenario!

For B-Mod drivers on Sunday, August 31, the 24-car starting field for the 25-lap main event will line up by passing points awarded during heat races. Driver entry fees for USRA Modifieds and USRA B-Modifieds includes driver pit pass only for one night of competition. Same night entries are available in ALL competing classes throughout the weekend, there is no “pre-entry” for any competing class.

ULMA Late Models, Lightning Sprints, Street Stocks, and Pure Stocks will draw for their starting positions and compete in heat races and main events. The main events for each of the classes will line up by passing points earned in the heat races, with the driver earning the most passing points starting on pole position of the main event. This same scenario will apply to the Mod Lites on Sunday night. W.A.R. Sprint Car participants will compete under their normal race procedures. ULMA membership is mandatory, temp licenses are available on site.

Rain date for the weekend is Monday, September 1, with one hour earlier start times. Primitive camping is permitted at CMS; however, there is no dumpsite. Campfires are allowed only in fire pits. For more information call (816) 229-1338 in advance to inquire about parking campers or placing tents. All personnel on the speedway ground are responsible for their own disposal of waste items and will be held accountable for their actions!

No track points will be awarded in any classes this weekend; however, USRA Modifieds will compete for National USRA points on both Saturday and Sunday while USRA B-Modified drivers will earn National USRA points on Sunday night during their $1500-to-win special event. ULMA competitors will earn ULMA points, W.A.R. Sprint Car drivers will earn series points.

Weekend Payouts:

USRA Modified Specials 1st $1,500 |2nd $1,000 | 3rd $700 | 4th $600 | 5th $500 |6th $450 | 7th $400 | 8th $350 | 9th $300 | 10th $275 | 11th $250 | 12th $235 | 13th $225 | 14th $220 | 15th $215 | 16th $210 | 17th $205 | 18th $200 | 19th/20th/21st $195 | 22nd/23rd/24th $175. B-Main non-transfers $50.

USRA B-Mod Special: 1st $1,500 | 2nd $1,000 | 3rd $600 | 4th $500 | 5th $400 | 6th $300 | 7th $250 | 8th $225 | 9th $200 | 10th $175 | 11th $150 | 12th $150 | 13th $150 |14th $150 | 15th $130 |16th-24th $125. B-Main non-transfers $50.

Lightning Sprints: 1st $650 | 2nd $380 | 3rd $310 | 4th $260 | 5th $240 | 6th $225 |7th $210 | 8th $190 | 9th $175 | 10th $160 | 11th $145 | 12th $130 | 13th $115 |14th thru 20th $100.

ULMA Late Models: 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 thru 24th $80.

Street Stocks: 1st 300 | 2nd 225 | 3rd $150 | 4th $135 | 5th $125 | 6th $110 | 7th$100 | 8th $95 | 9th $90 | 10th $85 | 11th $80 | 12th $75 | 13th thru 17th $70 |18th thru 24th $50.

Pure Stocks: 1st $120, 2nd $100, 3rd $90, 4th $80, 5th $70, 6th $65, 7th $60, 8th $55, 9th $50, 10th $45, 11th $40, 12th $40, 13th $40, 14th thru 16th $35, 17th on out $30.

Mod Lites and W.A.R Sprints will be paid out according to normal procedures.

Action gets underway on both nights with gates opening at 5 and racing at 7:30. For complete details visit www.centralmissourispeedway.net and click on the tab titled “Labor Day Weekend at CMS.” On race day, call the track report line at 660-747-2166.

For the remainder of the season, CMS is taking canned and boxed good food collections as well as clothing in good repair for donations to local charities for the less fortunate. Fall and Winter-time clothing has been requested from our community partners as cooler weather will soon settle in over the area. Look for donation drop boxes in the main foyer on the front side, on the pit side, donations may be dropped off in the office.

Be sure to visit CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net for the latest schedule updates, news, and information! On race day, be sure to 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.

Boney Returns to CMS Victory Lane!

August 26th, 2014

(Warrensburg, MO) Hot summer weather blanketed the region throughout the weekend as fans and drivers braved the elements for the first time in three weeks at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) for the return of weekly racing. CMS came back to life after a two-week break during the Missouri State Fair with drivers competing in preliminary heat races and main events throughout the night.

USRA Modified drivers fine-tuned their race programs ahead of next weekend’s twin$1500-to-win special events and it was Dustin Boney from Gower, Missouri, who brought home his first USRA modified win of the season after a break in his racing career to focus on his business.

Dean Wille from Warrensburg claimed the B-Modified feature for his fifth main-event win the year and another Warrensburg driver, Brett Wood, went home with his eighth feature win in the Street Stocks. Jason Ryun from Kansas City grabbed his first feature victory in the Pure Stocks as Tyler Nelson from Olathe, Kansas, took the double checkers in the Allstar Midget Series feature event.

The Pure Stocks started the night off with heat-racing action after a delay due to an electrical issue in the turn two track lights, the growing Pure Stock division had eight drivers checked in for competition. Don Johnson from Overland Park crossed the line taking his second heat win of the season with Jason Ryun from Kansas City for his second of the year in heat two.

The feature event started with Ryun as the early race leader with Johnson and Christy in close pursuit. Ryun was determined to hang on to his lead and after several cautions while point leader Leroy Morrison, Jr., of Raymore showed some nice work on the high side and moved up into the second spot at lap six. As the first checkers of the night flew, Jason Ryun hung on for his first Pure Stock main event victory followed by Morrison with his best finish this season in second. Christy moved up to third with Johnson fourth and Lee Scott from Holden fifth.

B-Modified drivers had another chance to test their race set-ups prior to the Labor Day weekend USRA B-Mod $1,500 to-win special event. During the three qualifying heat races, Brett Wood from Warrensburg took the initial heat race with another Warrensburg driver and point leader, Dean Wille, who moved up for the win in the second heat, while Jeff Douty from Butler crossed the line to take the third heat victory.

The feature started as Douty flew into the first turn with Wille close trailing. Wille stayed close for the remainder of the race while placing pressure on Douty throughout the feature. Behind them, Jordan Clemons from Kearney and Mike Higley of Kansas City battled back and forth for third. Ed Noll and Cody Brill also were in the mix in the top six. Douty held off Wille until the final laps when Wille was able to use lapped traffic to pick up his fifth CMS feature win of the season. Douty looked strong to the end in second with Higley passing Clemons late for third, Clemons ended fourth with Noll fifth and Brill sixth.

The Allstar Midget Series (ASMS) returned to Warrensburg for their third visit of the season. In the opening ASMS heat race, Mitchell Davis from Auburn, Illinois, grabbed the first heat win and Tyler Nelson from Olathe, Kansas gained the win in the final Midget heat race to set up the starting line-up for the feature.

Nelson quickly established his lead after the green flag flew while Pat Schudy, the
series point leader, moved into second after Mitchell Davis developed an engine
problem early in the race and had to depart. Behind the leaders, a heated battle
ensued for third as Kris Schudy, Pat’s son, tried to hang onto the spot, but Nathan
Benson and Todd Jackson kept things close. In the end, Nelson, who is second in the ASMS point’s race, entered victory lane with the decisive win. Nelson donated a portion of his payout to modified driver, Jason Bodenhamer who had lost his home last week to a fire. Pat Schudy maintained the second spot with his son Kris, third. Benson brought it home in fourth while Jackson finished fifth.

In the Street Stock division, drivers worked hard this week trying to figure out how to beat multiple-time feature winnerBrett Wood after he claimed his seventh feature win in mid-July. Troy Turley and Clayton Campbell stepped up recently and claimed the Street Stock winner’s circle. The two heat race winners included Brett Wood in the first heat and Jeremiah Wilson from Concordia for his first heat victory in the final heat race.

As the green flew for the feature start, Wood was the driver to beat and seemed to be on a mission after pulling double duty in a B-modified. Wood was never really challenged even after Kyle Guy from Warrensburg had an unfortunate scrape with the front-side wall to slow the field. Troy Turley tried to make something happen on the restart, but Wood sailed on for his eighth feature win this season. Turley looked good again this week in second with Jeremiah Wilson with his best finish this year in third. Campbell ended up fourth while veteran driver from Holden, Herb Danner came away fifth.

This week the competition heated up in the USRA modified heat races, which usually brings out tight racing action as drivers attempted to improve finishing positions for maximum passing points. On Saturday evening, Buddy Benedict edged out Tim Karrick in heat one. Making his first run this season at CMS, Dustin Boney from Gower, Missouri grabbed heat two in front of Jason Thompson with Sam Florence from Kansas City edging out Aaron Marrant from Orrick in heat three.

Boney seemed to be comfortable at the front of the pack and almost made it look like he never missed a beat in his two-year absence. Behind him, several drivers mixed it up including former track Champion, Jason Thompson and Matt Johnson from Archie. Also in the fray were Jason Bodenhamer, Tim Karrick, Aaron Marrant and Dean Wille. Several cautions, including a lap two restart cost several drivers including Buddy Benedict, Danny Scrogham, Steve Twenter and Brian Johnson an early exit in the feature after a grinding crash.

As the laps counted down, it was obvious Boney was the driver to beat as he claimed his first USRA modified feature win of the year. Johnson moved up late for the second spot past Thompson who hung on for third, Karrick looked strong in fourth and Wille also moved up late in the race for fifth with Bodenhamer sixth. In victory lane an emotional Boney thanked all of his crew and his wife for putting so much hntime in on the car in order for him to be ready on race night.

During the intermission break, drivers took part in a collection for local racer and many time CMS winner Jason Bodenhamer, who recently lost his home and personal belongings in a fire. CMS wishes to thank the drivers and fans for donating to Jason so generously.

Next weekend at CMS will be one for the memory books as drivers in multiple classes converge on the track for the Labor Day weekend on Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31. On Saturday the action gets underway with $1500-to-win USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, Lightning Sprints and ULMA Late Models. Action continues on Sunday for ‘Open Wheel Madness’ night with $1500-to-win USRA Modifieds, $1500-to-win USRA B-Modifieds, Mod Lites, and the final appearance of the year for the W.A.R. Sprint Car Series. Action on both nights gets underway with gates opening at 5 and racing at 7:30. For complete details visit www.centralmissourispeedway.net (http://centralmissourispeedway.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=fb45d3c5de99db9cbb548e5d6&id=3d666eb972&e=b79e6147f4) and click on the tab titled “Labor Day Weekend at CMS.”

Allstar Midget Series plus Weekly Racing this Weekend at CMS on Comfort Inn Race Night!

August 22nd, 2014

(Warrensburg, MO) Central Missouri Speedway returns for more exciting dirt track racing action after a two- week break on Saturday, August 23 with USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Modifieds, and Pure Stocks plus guest class Allstar Midget Series! Grandstand admission gates open at 5 with hot-laps at 7 and racing at 7:30.

Two weeks ago, several new drivers claimed their first main-event wins of the season. However, in the USRA Modified class, Jim Moody of Odessa, Missouri captured his fifth feature win of the year and his victory tightened the point’s championship standings. Terry Schultz from Sedalia, Missouri leads the Modified track championship rankings just ahead of Moody, who sits 54 markers behind Schultz with Tim Karrick, Dean Wille and Aaron Marrant rounding out the top five.

Dean Wille of Warrensburg, Missouri has a stranglehold on the B-Modified rankings with four feature wins and eight top fives to his credit. Wille is providing a unique experience with his partnership for the University of Central Missouri, Society of Engineers-sponsored car. Richard Brainard of Sedalia is second just 32 points ahead of Troy Carlyle along with Eddie Bray, Jr., and Jordan Clemons among the top five. Clemons is the most recent new winner in the B-Modified division.

Brett Wood, also of Warrensburg remains atop the Street Stock division with seven wins to his credit. Jermiah Wilson of Concordia, Missouri is second and has a slim six-point lead over Troy Turley from Knob Noster, Missouri in third; Larry Ferris and Herb Danner round out the top five. Clayton Campbell of Otterville, Missouri picked up his first feature win of the year in the Street Stock division two weeks ago.

The Pure Stock division has added some new cars and drivers in recent weeks. The point’s leader, Leroy Morrison, Jr., a 15-year-old driver from Raymore, Missouri has shown steady improvement this year. Gary Akers claimed the feature win last time out and sits solidly in second with Don Johnson now up to third after his first heat-race win on August 2. Bobby Raybourn drops to fourth after deciding to concentrate his racing program in the Street Stock class. Darrin “The Bear” Christy sits in fifth just 4 markers out of fourth after 3 feature wins this season.

Admission prices for the weekend include $12 for adults, $10 for Military w/I.D. and Senior Citizens 65 and older, Kids ages six to twelve $5, children five and under are free. All pit passes for this weekend are $25. Be sure to visit CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net for all the latest news and information. While online, click on the Labor Day weekend of events information tabs regarding the upcoming two-day weekend of events on Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31. Be sure to visit CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net for the latest schedule updates, news, and information! On race day, be sure to 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.

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. Full standings and results located at www.speednetdirect.com.

CMS Ramps up Labor Day Weekend Events!

August 17th, 2014

(Warrensburg, MO) Although it may seem just like yesterday when CMS first made its highly anticipated announcement regarding its 2014 grand re-opening season coming off a two-year dormancy period, just five nights of racing remain on this season’s schedule!

CMS took a different approach to scheduling events this year than previous years by scheduling a variety of racing divisions each week as guest classes. According to track owners/promoters Earl and Susan Walls, “Some guest classes have worked well and consistently brought new people to the stands and pit areas and we like the guest class aspect of scheduling; it brings a nice variety of racing to the track and accompanies our weekly program well, which will remain USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks for 2015.”

The Walls and the rest of the CMS planning staff recently met to review the current season to this point and to plan remaining 2014 events. In addition, special event dates for 2015 were also penciled in with all three major summer holiday weekend events once again featuring two nights of racing among various car classes.

CMS plans to base 2015 guest class appearances on driver participation and crowd attendance from events already held this season and the remaining events by focusing on driver participation and crowds on hand for each guest class. CMS will also look into race formats and order of events for next year’s special events based on events already held this season and how the upcoming revised Labor Day weekend unfolds.

Speaking of the Labor Day weekend events, the USRA Modified portion of the weekend was scheduled as a traditional two-day event with one night of payout; however, as CMS looks into new race formats, the Labor Day weekend for USRA Modified drivers will now be two separate and complete race programs on Saturday and Sunday, paying $1500-to-win and $175-to-start each night with an increase of over $5,000 from the originally posted purse!

For Modified drivers, there is a $50 entry fee per night entered if the driver has raced twice at CMS during a regular weekly race program PRIOR to this event. If the Modified driver has not raced twice PRIOR to this event at CMS during a regular weekly race program, the entry fee is $75. Entry fee includes driver pit pass for one night of competition only.

Saturday, August 30/Sunday, August 31 USRA Modified Special Payout: 1st $1,500 |2nd $1,000 | 3rd $700 | 4th $600 | 5th $500 | 6th $450 | 7th $400 | 8th $350 | 9th $300 | 10th $275 | 11th $250 | 12th $235 | 13th $225 | 14th $220 | 15th $215 | 16th $210 | 17th $205 | 18th $200 | 19th/20th/21st $195 | 22nd/23rd/24th $175 | B-Main non-transfers $50.

B-Modified drivers also have a special event over the Labor Day weekend taking place on Sunday, August 31. The B-Mod special will run under the USRA sanctioning banner. For B-Mods, the entry fee is $50 if the driver has raced twice at CMS during a regular weekly race program PRIOR to this event. If the B-Modified driver has not raced twice PRIOR to this event at CMS during a regular weekly race program, the entry fee is $75. Entry fee includes driver pit pass for one night of competition only.

Sunday, August 31 USRA B-Mod Special Payout: 1st $1,500 | 2nd $1,000 | 3rd $600 | 4th $500 | 5th $400 | 6th $300 | 7th $250 | 8th $225 | 9th $200 | 10th $175 | 11th $150 | 12th $150 | 13th $150 |14th $150 | 15th $130 |16th-24th | $125. B-Main non-transfers $50.

Car classes throughout the Labor Day weekend include USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, and the recently added Lightning Sprints, plus ULMA Late Models on Saturday, August 30. All lightning sprint groups are welcome; general rules for participating drivers may be found at www.midwestminisprints.com. CMS will use its track rules and formats for all classes throughout the weekend. On Sunday, August 31, USRA Modifieds return along with USRA B-Mods, Mod Lites, and the final 2014 appearance of the W.A.R. Sprint Car Series!

For both nights over the Labor Day weekend, gates will open at 4:30 with driver’s meeting and pill draw close at 6:30, hot laps at 7, and racing at 7:30. General admission for adults over the Labor Day weekend is $15, Military w/I.D. and Senior Citizens 65 and older $12, Kids six to twelve are $5, Children five and under are free. All pit passes are $30 throughout the two-day weekend events.

Visit CMS online for a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ document containing detailed information regarding the Labor Day weekend and a listing of order of events by car class and planned race events by logging onto the CMS website at www.centralmissourispeedway.net and selecting the tab titled “Labor Day Weekend at CMS.”

Racing resumes at CMS on Saturday, August 23 with guest class the Allstar Midget Series along with the USRA Modifieds (paying $1,000 to win/$160 to start each week), B-Modifieds, Street Stocks and Pure Stocks. For additional information call the Track Report line at (660) 747-2166.

Primitive-style camping is available at CMS; however, there is no dump site. Campfires are allowed only in fire pits. For more information call (816) 229-1338 in advance to inquire about parking campers or placing tents. All personnel on the speedway ground are responsible for disposal of waste items!

Each week, drivers at CMS compete for the best weekly race program Modified payout in the Midwest as they go for a victory in the $1,000-to-win/$160-to-start main event. For weekly race programs, gates open at 5 with driver’s meeting and pill draw close at 6:30, hot laps at 7, and racing at 7:30.

Weekly general admission for adults at CMS is $12, Military w/I.D. and Senior Citizens 65 and older $10, Kids six to twelve are $5, Children five and under are free. CMS is located 4 miles north on Hwy 13 from the Hwy 50 and Hwy 13 junction in Warrensburg, Missouri or 13 miles south of the Higginsville exit from I-70 going south on Hwy 13.

Remaining 2014 Events:

Saturday, August 23 – USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, Pure Stocks, plus Allstar Midget Series

Saturday, August 30 – Night 1 of the Labor Day Weekend Special Events Featuring $1,500-to-win USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, Lightning Sprints, and ULMA Late Models! Plus Karaoke after the races!

Sunday, August 31 – ‘Open Wheel Madness’ Night 2 of the Labor Day Weekend Featuring $1,500-to-win USRA Modifieds, $1,500-to-win USRA B-Mods, Mod Lites, and W.A.R. Sprints!

Saturday, September 6 – Midwest Coatings Race Night featuring USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, Pure Stocks, and ULMA Late Models!

Saturday, September 13 – KRLI Country 103.9 FM Radio Race Night featuring USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, Pure Stocks, and the Allstar Midget Series. Championship race night final event of the season!

Be sure to visit CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net for the latest schedule updates, news, and information! On race day, be sure to 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.

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. Full standings and results located at www.speednetdirect.com.

Kid’s Night Winners Include Moody, Campbell, Heavelow, Clemons, and Akers!

August 5th, 2014

(Warrensburg, MO) Kids Night at Central Missouri Speedway is a family event the fans as well as drivers always look forward to and last night was another special one with a large crowd on hand to witness all the action. The night was even more special for the kids, especially for the boys and girls who left the track with new bikes and backpacks from random drawings along with hundreds of goodie bags filled with various school supplies and race related trinkets.

The dirt track magic also continued as Odessa driver Jim Moody drove up front all night to win his fifth USRA Modified feature, Jordan Clemons from Kearney grabbed his first-ever B-Modified feature, Clayton Campbell of Otterville took home his first feature win in the Street Stocks as Buckner driver Gary Akers grabbed his third win in the Pure Stocks. Phil Heavelow, also from Buckner, received the double checkers in the Mid-America Lightning Sprints feature!

The Pure Stocks started the heat racing when Don Johnson from Overland Park crossed the line taking his first-ever heat win with Gary Akers and Darrin Christy from Kansas City following in the top three. The feature event started with Johnson leading the field into turn one before Akers immediately gabbed the early lead coming out of turn two. After an early caution, Leroy Morrison, Jr., gained the high line and showed his best run of the season ahead of Darin Christy.

Akers stayed cool and up front for the remainder of the race. As the first feature event checkers of the night flew, Akers grabbed his third Pure Stock main event followed by Morrison Jr. with his best finish of the season in second. Christy challenged for second but came away in third; Johnson was fourth and on his first night out, Matt McCord was fifth followed by Lee Scott.

Last weekend Jacob Ebert repeated with his second consecutive win in CMS B-modified victory lane. This weekend fans wondered if a new driver or familiar face would be back in the winner’s circle? During the three qualifying heat races, Jordan Clemons from Kearney took the initial heat race with Troy Carlyle moving up for the win in the second heat.

The B-Modified main event began as Richard Brainard drove hard into the first turn and emerged with the temporary lead with Clemons and points leader, Dean Wille breathing down his neck. The three drivers ran a clean race up front with Carlyle and Chris Brockway just behind the lead pack. On lap 11, the first caution came out when Carlyle spun out in turn two, relegating him to the back of the pack.

Clemons showed some patience and held his low line throughout the remainder of the feature. Wille pressured him late in the race, but could not shake the first-year driver from his line. Despite a minor slip in turn two on the final lap, Clemons held point to take his first-ever feature of the season ahead of Wille. Eddie Bray, Jr., was third, Ebert rallied for a fourth-place run while Curtis Berry had his best finish of the year in the fifth spot.

The Mid-America Lightning Sprints returned to CMS for their second visit of the season. The opening heat race had Phil Heavelow from Buckner taking the win in a close battle with Mark Billings of Columbia, in the final heat race it was Zack Morehead from Grain Valley claiming the victory to set up the main event starting line-up. Ryan Kent was involved in a roll over wreck on the front side of the track in heat one but was okay after the incident.

Heavelow started on the front row with Mike Trent and drove low into turn one coming out of turn two at the start of the sprint feature. Meanwhile, several drivers including Zack Morehead, Billings and Bobby Layne worked hard to maintain positions in the top five. Heavelow never looked back and worked his way through lapped traffic for the Lightning Sprint feature win just in front of Trent, who posted a solid second-place finish. Morehead moved up into third after Billings pulled off for a mechanical issue. Bobby Layne moved took fourth and Luke McGee finished fifth in his first visit to the track.

In the Street Stocks division, drivers were attempting to defeat Warrensburg driver, Brett Wood, a seven-time feature race winner. The two heat race winners included Wood by a nose over Clayton Campbell of Otterville in the first heat with Brett Cox of Warrensburg taking his first heat race win in the second prelim event.

Wood experienced some mechanical gremlins at the start of the main event and joined the rest of the field at the tail of the starting grid. Wiley veteran, Jay Lyle, grabbed the initial lead after the green flag flew and held strong for the first couple laps. On a lap three restart, Clayton Campbell took advantage of an opening down low and motored out front as the leader. Bobby Raybourn, Lyle, and Cox were close behind in the top four.

After a lap 10 caution for Cox spinning in turn 2, Campbell continued to hit his marks and in the end held on to take the victory under intense pressure from Lyle and Raybourn but was just too strong and grabbed his first win of the season, while Lyle crossed the finish line in second. Jeremiah Wilson inherited third after Raybourn was disqualified for contact with Lyle after the race was finished. Herb Danner claimed fourth with Larry Ferris in fifth.

Each week, USRA modified heat races bring close racing action as drivers attempt to make the grid for the $1,000-to-win, $160-to-start, main event. On Saturday evening, Jim Moody from Odessa edged Aaron Marrant in heat one, Jimmy “Dean” Eaton from Bates City claimed heat two for his first win of the year and Danny Scrogham from Peculiar raced his way to victory lane in heat three.

Ultimately, Moody was the car to beat as he led the early portion of the USRA modified feature with Aaron Marrant attempting to nose in on the preferred low side. After several early cautions in the race, drivers somewhat settled in a good pace with Marrant, Tyler Schmidt and Terry Schultz all in play. After a pair of restarts after a lap-16 caution and an additional slowdown on lap 20, Moody retained his lead over Marrant and Tyler Schmidt.

As the final double checkered flags flew for the night’s action, Moody kept the USRA modified championship points battle close by claiming his fifth victory lane celebration this year. Aaron Marrant had a successful return to action after missing a couple weeks looked strong all night long and finished second. Schmidt, also absent for a few weeks posted another strong finish as the Kansan finished a strong third. Terry Schultz made a late move up into fourth on the high side while Tim Karrick claimed fifth.

Central Missouri Speedway now takes a two-week break and hopes that race families and fans will enjoy the activities at the Missouri State Fair. Racing returns to CMS on Saturday, August 23 with guest class the Allstar Midget Series along with the USRA Modifieds, B-Modifieds, Street Stocks and Pure Stocks.

Kid’s Night Featuring Foot Races on the Track this Saturday at CMS!

August 2nd, 2014

(Warrensburg, MO) Dirt track magic returns to Central Missouri Speedway on Saturday, August 1 for Kids Night at the Races with USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Modifieds, Pure Stocks, and guest class Mid-America Lightning Sprints!

One of the most highly anticipated events at the track each year, Kids Night, features foot races on the track in age categories for both boys and girls ages 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12. Foot race winners will receive a prize for taking the checkered flag and all age groups will be eligible to win bicycles donated by drivers, fans, and track staff!

All kids 12 and under receive a free goodie bag stuffed with various items including school supplies, candy, and other race-related trinkets. In addition, all kids 12 and under receive a free drink and hot dog courtesy of track owners Earl and Susan Walls.

Last weekend’s racing was fast and furious as Steven Bowers, Jr., from Topeka, Kansas left town with his first-ever feature win in the always tough USRA Modified division. As a result of his third consecutive top-two finishes, Terry Schultz of Sedalia now leads the USRA Modified track championship rankings just ahead of Odessa, Missouri’s Jim Moody. In the USRA Modified point standings, Moody remains within striking distance of Schultz in the point’s race with Tim Karrick, Dean Wille, and Aaron Marrant rounding out the top five.

Dean Wille of Warrensburg is one of several weekly “double duty” drivers competing in the USRA Modifieds and B-Modifieds. Wille leads the B-Mod standings in his University of Central Missouri-sponsored car with four feature wins and seven top fives to his credit. Richard Brainard of Sedalia is second just 34 points ahead of Troy Carlyle along with Eddie Bray, Jr., and Cody Frazon completing the top five. Jacob Ebert of Oak Grove, Missouri has two consecutive feature wins heading into this week.

Brett Wood, another Warrensburg driver, remains on top in the Street Stocks class with seven feature wins this year. Troy Turley of Knob Noster, Missouri, who has come on strong lately is in second as a result of his feature win last weekend ahead of Jermiah Wilson, Larry Ferris and Herb Danner inside the top five.

The Pure Stock division is a new growing class of cars and drivers this year at CMS. The point’s leader, LeRoy Morrison Jr., a young 15-year old driver of Raymore has shown improvement in his racing program this season. Gary Akers was leading this class until several weeks ago when his son, Shane, drove his car for the first time at CMS. Akers is still second with Bobby Raybourn third, in spite of selling his car a few weeks ago. Don Johnson steps up his racing and climbs up the charts into fourth spot with Darrin “The Bear” Christy fifth. Christy won his third feature event last weekend as he drove by previous winner Kyle Rowland for the win.

Start times for this weekend include gates opening at 5; driver’s meeting at 6:30, hot laps at 7, and racing at 7:30. Adult general admission is $12, Military and College Students w/I.D. $10, Seniors 65+ $10, Kids ages 6 to 12 $5, Children age 5 and under free. Be sure to visit CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net for the latest schedule updates, news, and information! On race day, be sure to 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.

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. Full standings and results located at www.speednetdirect.com

Steven Bowers, Jr., Troy Turley, Jacob Ebert, Darrin Christy, and Gary Donaldson Claim CMS Feature Wins!

July 29th, 2014

(Warrensburg, MO) Smokin’ hot summer nights mean but one thing to dirt-track aficionados … get your race on time! Race night it was as Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) once again opened the gates for drivers and fans on another night of weekly championship action for Heartland Waste race night with 68 cars on hand competing in 15 total events.

Six Pure Stocks signed in for competition for their heat race and main-event action. Previous feature winner from a few weeks back, Kyle Rowland returned for another CMS visit and claimed the heat race ahead of another previous main-event winner, Darrin Christy of Kansas City and point’s leader Leroy Morrison.

A nice field of 21 B-Modifieds may their way to the track for three heat races and a main event for the night. Lucas Isaacs ran strong in the opening B-modified heat to hold off Eddie Bray, Jr. of Archie, Missouri in second and Allen Bush third. Previous week feature winner Jacob Ebert drove to the win in heat two over strong-running Ben Stockton and Dean Wille while Jordan Clemons claimed an exciting heat three ahead of Troy Carlyle and Richard Brainard.

Grand Nationals made their third appearance this season with five cars on hand for racing. Mike Taylor drove to the win in the Grand National heat race in a good one over Don Marrs and previous feature winner Gary Donaldson in third.

There were 16 Street Stock drivers on hand for a pair of heat races and 15-lap main event. Seven-time feature winner Brett Wood of Warrensburg picked up right where he left off last week by claiming the opening Street Stock heat over seventh-starting Troy Turley and eight-starting Allen Perryman. Heat two was action-packed with Kevin Perkins finishing ahead of Bobby Raybourn, and Steven Littrell at the line.

Twenty USRA Modifieds battled in three heat races and a 25-lap main event to close out the night. In preliminary heat-race action, winners included Dalton Kirk over Steven Bower, Jr. and James Eaton in heat one. Heat two went to Terry Schultz over Steve Twenter and Dean Wille, while Eddie Bray, Jr. drove to the win over Buddy Benedict and David Wood in heat three.

The Pure Stocks were up first for their 10-lap main event with Kyle Rowland and Darrin Christy leading the way from row one. Lee Scott of Holden got off to a tuff start when his car stalled on the initial start with mechanical gremlins sidelining him for the night. From the onset, Christy took command of the race with Rowland about a half straightaway behind in second. Lap-after-lap Christy extended his lead over his closest pursuers and went on to claim his third feature win of the year over Rowland, Don Johnson, and Leroy Morrison, Scott was fifth with Gary Akers unable to start.

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