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Central Missouri Speedway Opening Night Victories go to Siebert, Campbell, Foster, Raffurty, and Sanders!

CMS 4-20-19 A-Mod Winner, Austin Siebert #16 battles with Rodney Sanders #20 for the victory. Photo by Joshua Allee.

Unsanctioned: Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, Mod-Lites, and Pure Stocks
Central Missouri Speedway
Event #1 – April 21, 2019

(Warrensburg, MO) The 2019 race season at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) kicked off in a big way on Power 97 FM Radio Race Night on Saturday with 90 race teams on hand for competition. At the conclusion of the night, Austin Siebert in A-Mods, Clayton Campbell in Street Stocks, Dakota Foster in B-Mods, Dillon Raffurty in Mod-Lites, and Zack Sanders in Pure Stocks claimed feature race victories!

Pure Stock Recap: A total of 13 drivers competed in two races as J.R. Billings blasted to the front of the field in the opening heat to lead the way over David Doelz. Zack Sanders dominated the second heat race ahead of Don Johnson at the finish. For the 15-lap main event, Billings and Sanders led the charge with Sanders quickly establishing himself as the man to beat. As Sanders set the torrid pace up front, Billings and Darrin Christy ran close for second. In the end, Sanders prevailed for his first-ever Pure Stock a-main victory at CMS with Billings, Christy, Logan Headley, and Doelz rounding out the top five.

Mod-Lites Recap: There were 26 Mod-Lite drivers present in four qualifying heat races, as defending champion Dillon Raffurty, Michael Raffurty, Travis Alexander, and Darren Phillips claimed heat-race wins. The 20-lap main event was challenging with several cautions and one red-flag incident, involving a turn two flip accident by Josh Crump, in which Crump emerged from the car okay. Dillon Raffurty and Phillips led the field to the start with Raffurty quickly moving out front to pace the field. Phillips spun from contention early on after a strong start, which allowed Ed Griggs and Michael Raffurty to move forward. After the red-flag incident on lap 12, drivers settled into their race rhythm, but it was defending champion Dillon Raffurty who claimed the first Mod-Lite a-main of the year ahead of Griggs, Michael Raffurty, Justin Raffurty, and Travis Alexander.

B-Mod Recap: Three heat races were held for the 21 B-Mods drivers on hand. Brent Fielder advanced forward to claim the opening heat with Kameron Grindstaff also moving forward to capture heat two. In the final heat, Kerry Davis celebrated a welcome return to CMS by capturing the win. For the 20-lap a-main, Fielder and Grindstaff led the field to the initial green flag. In one of the tightest battles of the night, drivers worked hard to gain positions. Fielder, Grindstaff, Chad Walker, and Davis were strong near the front as Derek Nevels and Patrick Royalty stayed in contention. As laps wound down, Royalty moved up through the field and eventually made his way to the front, apparently on his way to victory. Meanwhile, Jim Moody, Dakota Foster, Davis, Grindstaff, and Jeremy Lile were fighting for spots in the top five. When the checkers flew, it was Royalty who crossed the finish line first; however, he did not pass post-race technical inspection and was disqualified from the event. Ultimately, the victory went to fifth-starting Foster in a furious battle near the top as Moody finished second with Davis, Grindstaff and Lile rounding out the top five.

Street Stock Recap: Drivers qualified their way onto the main event starting grid through a pair of heat races with Larry Ferris capturing the opening heat ahead of a hard-charging Eric Hammons. Former champion Clayton Campbell led the way in heat two over another former champion, Brett Wood, in second. For the 15-lap a-main, the former champs put on a classic battle at the front of the field battling side-by-side for several laps. Ferris was in contention early but fell to mechanical woes. Hammons later joined the three-way battle for the lead with Jason Park and Jimmy Ngo also running strong. In the end, Campbell prevailed just ahead of Wood with Hammons in third. Parks ran a strong fourth with Jimmy Ngo completing the top five.

A-Mod Recap: Drivers set their field for the intended 25-lap main event through three qualifying heat races. Rick Beebe returned to CMS victory lane with a convincing victory in the opening heat over Jimmy Dowell. Defending track champion Chad Lyle captured heat two ahead visiting and former USMTS champion Rodney Sanders while Austin Siebert moved to the front to claim the final heat over double-duty driving Kameron Grindstaff. Siebert and Lyle started the final a-main of the night on row one with Lyle charging out front, leaving Siebert and Sanders to battle for runner-up honors. Lap-after-lap Lyle pulled away on the ensuing yellow-flag restarts through a series of unfortunate caution periods. Due to time restrictions, the race was cut to 20-laps and it appeared Lyle had wrapped up an opening night victory; however, his finish did not stand as post-race inspection led to disqualification from the rundown. Ultimately, Siebert was declared the winner with Sanders capturing second. Dean Wille had a strong start to the season, advancing from eighth to third while Tim Karrick finished strong in fourth. Jimmy Dowell ran consistently up front all night to finish fifth.

Coming Up Next: Next week, drivers return for week two of the championship series for Pepsi Night at the races. On Saturday, Pit Gates open at 4:30 followed by spectator grandstands at 5. Driver pill-draw ends at 6:15 (no passing points if driver checks in late), the pit meeting takes place at 6:30, and practice ‘hot laps’ begin at 7. Racing begins at 7:30.

Adult general admission is $12, Active Military $10, Senior Citizens ages 65 to 74 years $10, Kids ages 6 to 12 years $6, Senior Citizens 75 and older free, Children 5 and under free. All pit passes, regardless of age are $35. All minors 18 years and older will require a minor release form, available on-site. The minor release form is available for downloading and printing on the CMS website at www.centralmissourispeedway.net under the DRIVERS tab. As a reminder to all drivers and fans, CMS does not accept credit cards; however, there are two ATM machines available on-site, one on the front stretch, one on pit side.

Follow 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! Download the CMS Mobile App for Android and iPhone by scanning the QR Code.

US Hwy 13 north of Warrensburg is now under construction. According to the Johnson County EDC,” The City of Warrensburg is beginning construction of a new roundabout at the intersection of Business Route MO-13 and Hawthorne Blvd. This is just north of Walmart, Applebee’s and Aldi’s. There will be some temporary detours from time to time.” CMS suggests using the Hwy 13 north bypass east of Warrensburg from US Hwy 50 as an alternate route if coming to CMS from the south.

Central Missouri Speedway Business Partners Include: Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford, Midwest CoatingsClassic Hits Power 97.7 FMLogan Contractors Supply, Inc.BudweiserPepsiCountry 94.1 FM KFKFJoslin’s JewelryComfort Inn Warrensburg StationKMMO FM 102.9Seeburg MufflersWorld FinanceBatliner RecyclingHeartland WasteBig O TiresO’Reilly Auto Parts WarrensburgRacinDirt.comDQ Grill & Chill of WarrensburgBrooks Automotive LLCKleinschmidt’s Western StoreOK Tire StoresElk Horn Tent and CanvasMiller LiteZaxby’s Absolutely Craveable ChickenBlue Springs Truck LineOK Wheel AlignmentElite Auto RepairLJS Graphics, Eickleberry Concrete & Construction, Rick Darling PerformanceJA Performance and Outdoor ServicesAlternative Wire and Cable, Kenny’s Tile & Flooring, MFA Oil, Gator Graphics, Buffalo Wild Wings, B&D Transmission, Fastenal, D&M Plumbing, LLC, Mid-America Packaged Ice, and RockAuto.com.

Upcoming Events at Central Missouri Speedway
May 4th – Warrensburg/Holden/Knob Noster Chamber of Commerce Race Night, Weekly Racing 3.
May 11th – Cliff Harris Ford Race Night, Weekly Racing 4.
May 18th – KFKF Country 94.1 FM Armed Forces Night, Weekly Racing 5.
May 25th (Saturday) – Night One Memorial Weekend. $500-to-win Pure Stocks. Night 1 A-Mod qualifying. (AM, SS, BM, ML, PS)
May 26th (Sunday) – Night Two Memorial Day Weekend. Night two A-Mod qualifying and $3,000-to-win. (AM, BM, EM, ULMA)

A-Main Results from 4-20-19 (Complete results at www.centralmissourispeedway.net)

1st-38-Zach Sanders, Kearney
2nd-185-Jr. Billings, Kansas City KS
3rd-3b-Darrin Christy, Kansas City KS
4th-23-Logan Headley, Lone Jack
5th-4d-David Doelz, Warsaw
6th-7-Spencer Reiff, Kansas City
7th-21-Joey Harper, Buckner
8th-28jr-Gale Harper, Warrensburg
9th-12-Scott Martin, Warrensburg
10th-24-Jimmie Workman, Concordia
11th-25x-Austin O’Bryan, Independence
12th-4-Don Johnson, Overland Park KS
13th-89e-Steve Evans, Warrensburg

1st-46-Dillon Raffurty, Kansas City
2nd-47-Ed Griggs, Pleasant Hill
3rd-41-Mike Raffurty, Kansas City
4th-75-Justin Raffurty, Kansas City
5th-36-Travis Alexander, Tonganoxie, KS
6th-21p-Darren Phillips, Urich
7th-65z-Brian Ziegler, Bates City
8th-33-Kevin White, DeSoto, KS
9th-3-Nathan Wolfe, Lee’s Summit
10th-33L-Mark Lane, Grain Valley
11th-34-Tyler Furrell, Belton
12th-98-Jeff Raffurty, Holt
13th-02-Anthony Lane, Belton
14th-73-Tony Kerr, Grandview
15th-02g-Lucas Gillette, Peculiar
16th-12v-Kellie Vail, Louisburg KS
17th-2-Josh Guy, Knob Noster
18th-85-Dave Thomas, Kansas City
19th-31-Josh Crump, Urich
20th-67w-Jesse Wright, Peculiar
21st-4k-Garrett Stonum, Lawson
22nd-17-Kyle Guy, Leeton
23rd-14T-Tony Sterner, Higginsville
DNS-8v-Cody Vail, Louisburg KS
DNS-14-Jerry Taylor, Merriam KS
DNS-64-David Raffurty, Kansas City

1st-5x-Dakota Foster, Edgerton KS
2nd-7b-Jim Moody, Odessa
3rd-117-Kerry Davis, Parkville
4th-14-Kameron Grindstaff, Independence
5th-05-Jeremy Lile. Higginsville
6th-94-Jacob Ebert, Oak Grove
7th-04-Chad Walker, Kansas City KS
8th-88-Clifford Lean, Collins
9th-10-Johnny McGinnis, Hardin
10th-27-Jacob Callahan, Warrensburg
11th-73m-Chuck McCartney
12th-92jk-Jonathan Knotts, Kansas City
13th-7-Tyler Wood, Harrisonville
14th-12jr-Olen Stephens, Warrensburg
15th-9-Don Marrs, Shawnee KS
16th-03-Chris Brockway, Knob Noster
17th-27d-Larry Drake, Osceola
18th-32-Brent Fielder, Kansas City
19th-88n-Derek Nevels, Corder
DNS-7j-Jake Richards, Lansing, KS
DQ-49-Patrick Royalty, Kansas City KS

1st-30c-Clayton Campbell, Otterville
2nd-7-Brett Wood, Warrensburg
3rd-5H-Eric Hammons, Smithton
4th-175-Jason Park, Kansas City, KS
5th-60-Jimmy Ngo, Independence
6th-28k-Chris Kircher, Drexel
7th-09-Chad Eickleberry, Warrensburg
8th-27-John Brooks, Warrensburg
9th-93-Sam Scott, Polo
10th-67-Devin Irvin, Cleveland
11th-77-Danny McKenzie, Warrensburg
12th-51-Randy Jester, Odessa
13th-14-Larry Ferris, Kansas City KS

1st-16-Austin Siebert, Grandview
2nd-20-Rodner Sanders, Happy TX
3rd-68-Dean Wille, Warrensburg
4th-1k-Tim Karrick, Basehor KS
5th-88j-Jimmy Dowell, Boonville
6th-17k-Kyle Westerhold, Blue Springs
7th-90-Terry Schultz. Sedalia
8th-14-Kameron Grindstaff, Independence
9th-31-Ed Griggs, Pleasant Hill
10th-75rpm-Scotty Martin, Independence
11th-74-Rodney Schweizer, Kansas City KS
12th-75-Gunner Martin, Sugar Creek
13th-30-Dalton Kirk, Wellsville KS
14th-73b-Shad Badder, Bates City
15th-0-Richard Layne, Kansas City
16th-22b-Rick Beebe, Shawnee KS
DQ-16s-Chad Lyle, Kansas City

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