Central Missouri Speedway
May 1, 2019
For Immediate Release
(Warrensburg, MO) This Saturday at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) is “Chamber Night” at the races in which Chamber of Commerce members from Warrensburg, Holden, and Knob Noster will receive buy one get one free admission by showing their membership card at the grandstand admission entrances.
Owner and Promoter Susan Walls said, “We’ve always had a strong relationship with the surrounding communities and this Saturday we will show our appreciation by honoring the Chamber Members from Warrensburg, Holden and Knob Noster Chamber one free general admission with one paid general admission.”
The early race season has already unveiled some perennial favorites at the front of the field while other stories from the pit areas continue to emerge with each new race week. Out of the gate, Basehor, Kansas driver Tim Karrick leads the way in A-Mod competition and appeared to be on his way to a victory last week until national champion Darron Fuqua spoiled Karrick’s strong run with a late-race pass for the victory while Karrick settled for second.
Brett Wood, Clayton Campbell, and Eric Hammons have been strong in early season Street Stock action. Dakota Foster and Jim Moody lead the way in B-mods while Dillon Raffurty continues to dominate Mod-Lites action over Ed Griggs. In Pure Stocks, Darrin Christy, Logan Headley and Joey Harper are out of the gate strong.
Unfortunately, one driver found himself out for the rest of the season after poor decision making and fighting on the CMS grounds. CMS was the first to put in place and has long used a “Negative Conduct Points System” for drivers while they compete. Promoter Earl Walls said, “When we first bought the track, it was known as a fighting track. We had to develop something and the Negative Conduct Points System is what we came up with and it has worked in the past and continues to work today, 24 years into our stewardship of the track. Last week we used it and one driver found himself out for the year after being assessed 15 negative points.”
A Negative Conduct Points System is used to help drivers, crews, and CMS to conduct the race night in a positive and professional manner in which drivers are held responsible. Negative points are earned for violations such as unsafely or angrily speeding through the pits or off the track, cursing at officials, failure to comply with officials’ instructions, purposely making contact with another competitor, fighting, purposely trying to cause harm to someone, or telling a red-shirt official, “I will not be back to this track.” If a driver accumulates 15 negative points in one season, they are out for the year, which is what happened last Saturday. Walls went on to say, “I’m not going to put up with conduct like that and neither is my staff!” A full explanation of the Negative Conduct Points System is detailed under the RULES link at www.centralmissourispeedway.net.
On Saturday, Chamber Night at the Races features all five weekly race divisions, which includes A-Mods, Street Stocks, B-Mods, Mod-Lites, and Pure Stocks. Action is set to begin with Pit Gates opening 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 driver and crewman Pit Meeting takes place at 6:30, Hot Laps begin at 7, with Racing 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. 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.
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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 Coatings, Classic Hits Power 97.7 FM, Logan Contractors Supply, Inc., Budweiser, Pepsi, Country 94.1 FM KFKF, Joslin’s Jewelry, Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station, KMMO FM 102.9, Seeburg Mufflers, World Finance, Batliner Recycling, Heartland Waste, Big O Tires, O’Reilly Auto Parts Warrensburg, RacinDirt.com, DQ Grill & Chill of Warrensburg, KMZU The Farm 100.7 FM and KRLI Country 103.9 FM, Brooks Automotive LLC, Kleinschmidt’s Western Store, OK Tire Stores, Elk Horn Tent and Canvas, Miller Lite, Zaxby’s Absolutely Craveable Chicken, Blue Springs Truck Line, OK Wheel Alignment, Elite Auto Repair, LJS Graphics, Eickleberry Concrete and Construction, Rick Darling Performance, JA Performance and Outdoor Services, Alternative 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 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. (AM, SS, BM, ML, PS)
May 26th (Sunday) – Night Two Memorial Day Weekend. $3,000-to-win A-Mods. (AM, BM, EM, ULMA)
June 1st – Weekly Racing 6. Top Dog Series Begins!
June 8th – Weekly Racing 7. (AM, SS, BM, ML, PS)
June 15th – Weekly Racing 8. (AM, SS, BM, ML, PS)
June 22nd – Weekly Racing 9. $1,500-to-Win Street Stock Special plus AM, BM, ML, PS.
June 29th – Midwest Coating Night, Weekly Racing 10. Fireworks!