By Sam Stoecklin
CMS Public Relations
February 6, 2011
(Warrensburg, MO) – Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) is proud to announce Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford and Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram as the speedway’s Title Sponsor for the 2011 race season! Harris stated, “I am very excited about this partnership, it should be a very fun year.” At Warrensburg Ford and Chrysler Jeep Dodge, the motto is “We want you to be Another Happy Customer.” A motto similar to that of promoters Earl and Susan Walls and the entire CMS staff who strive to host the best race programs for drivers and fans. Like Harris, the Walls are extremely excited about this announcement and are grateful to have both of Cliff Harris’ locations as speedway partners.
Warrensburg Ford, located at 330 East Young Street, offers superior sales and service for valued customers. Their “product line includes the Focus, Fusion, Fusion Hybrid, Taurus, Mustang, Escape, Escape Hybrid, Explorer, Expedition, Taurus X, Flex, Edge, Explorer Sport Trac, Ranger, F150, F250, F350, and E Series Vans.” Call the store at (888) 829-7859 or visit www.warrensburgford.dealerconnection.com. Warrensburg Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram is located at 329 East Young Street, where they “know cars.” Stop in today and allow them to demonstrate their commitment to excellence. Your perfect car, truck, SUV or minivan is just around the corner. Their expansive new and pre-owned inventories are constantly being updated. Call the sales office today at (888) 802-6305 or log on to www.warrensburgchryslerdodgejeep.com.
Recently, at Bodee’s Racers Auction and Trade Show in Sedalia, several drivers stopped by the CMS booth to complete registration forms and purchase RaceCeiver radios, which are mandatory for all classes in 2011. Defending champion Jason Thompson registered to defend his modified title but will likely face stiff competition from the likes of Matt Johnson and Kansas ace Rick Beebe, who finished strong last season. In the ULMA late model division, two-time track champion Kevin Coyne submitted his registration along with former modified driver James McMillin of Warrensburg, who is making his return to late model competition for the first time in many years. Street Stock registered drivers includes champion hopefuls Chad Eickleberry, Brian Ziegler, 2010 most-improved driver Bryce McMillin, and 14-time track champion John Brooks. Registered B-Modified drivers include likely title chasers Chris Brockway, Troy Carlyle, Gary Fain, Mark Evinger, and Bobby Raybourn, who is making his return to CMS.
Speedway personnel are gearing up for their next public appearances beginning with the annual CARB Race on Snake Saturday Parade, which features a race-themed car show on March 12 in the parking lot west of Howell Street in North Kansas City. Drivers interested in displaying their race car for the car show are urged to pre-register by contacting Karen Darling at (660) 886-3989, (no calls after 9 p.m. please). The following weekend, the annual Spring Expo will take place in Warrensburg at the University of Central Missouri’s Multipurpose Building on March 18 from 5 to 9 p.m. and March 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CMS is seeking drivers to wear their drivers’ suits and volunteer in 1 to 2-hour shifts at the CMS booth to sign autographs and greet fans. Two drivers are being sought to display their cars at the Expo. If you would like to display your car or volunteer time, send requests to TrackReport@centralmissourispeedway.net. Driver registration will be available at both the Snake Saturday and Spring Expo events.
Modified drivers will have an additional engine rule for the 2011 season as aluminum heads are now legal to run at the track for all “A” modified events. As of this writing, there is no degree angle ruling; however, 50 pounds of weight is required to be added to cars utilizing aluminum heads with 25 pounds of weight securely and safely fastened on each side of the car in front of the engine mid plate. All car class rules are posted on the tracks’ website, where you may also find the season schedule, track general information, and driver registration forms. Visit CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net.
Season passes are once again being offered to fans. Passes include every race (26 events) on the 2011 schedule. Prices for an adult pass is $300 with Senior Citizen (age 65 and up) season passes going for $250. Passes will be available for advance purchase until April 1, 2011. To join the CMS email group for news and information, send requests to TrackReport@centralmissourispeedway.net. To inquire about season passes or business partnerships contact Susan Walls at (816) 229-1338. We hope to see you at Snake Saturday!