By Sam Stoecklin
August 30, 2011
(Warrensburg, MO) Six different classes are set to compete at Central Missouri Speedway during Labor Day Weekend at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS). B-modifieds are set for their annual track special event on Saturday, September 3rd for $1,500-to-win while Modifieds will race for $3,000 to win on Sunday evening September 4th. The excitement starts on Saturday night when modified drivers will compete for inside row starting positions for the big-money race through a series of heat races, b-main, and scramble event. B-modifieds will gun for starting spots in their annual special and ULMA late models and street stocks will compete for championship points. Saturday is not a track points-earning night for modifieds or b-mods.
The annual Labor Day two-day special features all four regular CMS classes on Saturday, September 3rd with regular grandstand and pit prices. Although b-mods will headline the program Saturday, the Modifieds will be competing for the inside row starting positions for the following night’s modified special. Street Stocks and ULMA late models will be competing for weekly track points. On Sunday, September 4th, modifieds return to settle the outside row starting positions for the $3,000-to-win 40-lap main event. Also on the card that night is the first-ever CMS appearance by Grand National cars; Midwest Lightning Sprints (MLS) will make their third and final appearance of the year and the street stocks will be back for another night of action.
On Sunday evening, night two of the special-event weekend continues with modifieds returning for another complete program of heat races, b-main and scramble event to determine the outside row starting positions. For the first time ever, Grand National cars will compete at CMS as a special guest class for $400 to win. Street Stocks will return on Sunday as well for a night of competition and the Midwest Lightning Sprints will make their third appearance of the year at the speedway for a series points-earning event. Modifieds will not be competing for track points on Sunday.
Labor Day Weekend Schedule of Events (Rain Date: Monday, September 5th). Normal start times apply all weekend: pits open 4:30, admission gates 5, drivers meeting 6:30, hot laps 7, racing after hot laps. No private vehicles in pits other than haulers and vehicles used to tow cars to the track, NO EXCEPTIONS! For complete details see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document on the main CMS web page located on the left side of the website.
Saturday, September 3rd: B-Modifieds will race for $1,500 to win! Plus Modifieds will qualify for Sunday starting positions. Street Stocks and ULMA late models will also be on hand for championship points. All admission prices are normal for Saturday night. $12 for adult, $10 for senior citizens 65+ and active-duty military w/I.D. card, $5 for kids ages 6 to 12, five years and younger free! All pit passes $25.
Sunday, September 4th: Modifieds $3,000 to win special event. Grand Nationals race for Lakeside purse, plus street stocks return along with the Midwest Lightning Sprints! Sunday admission info: Adult general admission $20, Seniors 65+ and active-duty military w/I.D. $15, $5 for kids ages 6 to 12, five years and younger free! All pit passes $35.
For all cars competing throughout the weekend, there are NO track registration fees. For B-Modifieds, there is a $50 entry fee if the driver has raced twice at CMS this year in a B-Modified prior to this event; for those not meeting these criteria there is a $75 entry fee. For Modifieds, there is a $100 entry fee if the driver has raced twice at CMS this year in a Modified prior to this event; for those not meeting these criteria there is a $150 entry fee. The May and July Modified Specials DO NOT count towards the two appearance rule. For a list of drivers who have raced at least twice visit www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Same night entries are available to all drivers in all classes throughout the entire weekend. For the modifieds and b-modifieds, the entry fee included driver’s pit pass, which must be used by driver only. Modified entry includes both Saturday and Sunday pit pass for driver only. All cars will be subject to technical inspections throughout the weekend at all times!
Past winners of the annual Labor Day Weekend modified special include Dave Meyer (1998, 2000, 2004), Joe Walker (1999), Justin Boney (2001, 2007), Richard Layne (2002), Tom Charles (2003), Terry Schultz (2006), Dustin Boney (2008), Aaron Marrant (2009), and Johnny Bone, Jr. (2010). Note, mention of any driver’s name throughout this press release does not guarantee appearance. For the b-mods, all eyes will be on ten-time winner Jacob Ebert as he goes for the big-money win. Others expected to contend include track regulars Ethan and Lucas Isaacs, Jason Billups, Nic Bennett, and Chris Brockway with Bobby Russ Wood and Brad Smith also possible attendees as they have both claimed CMS feature wins this year. Word throughout the pits last weekend was that two former winners in the modified division were going to roll out b-modifieds, only time will tell if these “Concordia-based drivers” will make their debut during the annual b-mod special!
The track is located 3.5-miles north of Warrensburg, MO from the junction of Highways 50 and 13 in Warrensburg or from the Higginsville exit off of I-70, travel south on Highway 13 for twelve and half miles. For more information call the Track Report line at (660) 747-2166. Limited primitive camping is available at the speedway on a first come/first served basis. For complete Labor Day weekend details, event payouts, point standings, results, and additional general information visit www.centralmissourispeedway.net.
Business partners at Central Missouri Speedway for the 2011 season include, Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford and Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Waterloo Storage Products, KOKO AM 1450 Radio, 98.5 FM The Bar, Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station, KMMO Radio, LJS Graphics, Army National Guard, RSC Equipment Rental, Heartland Waste, Pepsi, Bad Boy Mowers, and Midwest Coating.