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Mother Nature Rules at CMS for Night One of Labor Day Weekend Special Events!

Central Missouri SpeedwayBy Sam Stoecklin
CMS Announcer/PR
September 3, 2011

(Warrensburg, MO) Despite considerable effort by staff and crew Saturday night, Mother Nature took the final checkered flag of the night just as the street stocks were beginning their main event and washed out the remaining events during night one of the annual Labor Day weekend special events at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS). All total, 85 drivers checked in to race in the four divisions on a night that was already delayed due to a late afternoon shower that dampened the CMS grounds. A patient group of drivers and fans waited out the delay as track personnel feverishly worked to prepare for the night’s action. Ominous skies ruled most of the evening; however, promoter Earl Walls and his dedicated crew were able to get the track race ready while drivers who were eager to race helped iron in the track to help get things underway for the night. Lately, it seems as though threatening weather and special events go hand-in-hand and last night was certainly no exception.

A total of 17 events were schedule to run but in the end 13 events were completed. After the rains came after one lap of the street stock main event, the remaining events were canceled as heavy rain set in on the area. The program was declared a complete program, as is standard once all heat races are contested and as stated on the CMS website, General Track Rules, and in the Track Report Program.

Racing will continue on Sunday, September 4th with the first race on the track being the street stock main event, in which there is one lap completed and 14 laps remaining. Following the street stock main, the ULMA late models will hit the track for their 20-lap main event. The modifieds will follow with the “night 1” scramble event for 20 laps, and then the b-modifieds will hit the track for their $1,500-to-win annual track special event for 25 laps. After all of the make-up races are complete, CMS will begin the night two portion of the action with Modifieds, MLS Sprints, Grand Nationals, and Street Stocks on board for the program.

Late Model and B-Modified drivers, and crew members that signed in with them must bring their wrist bands from the Saturday program and check in at the pit entrance with Karen Darling and Kay Clark, who will verify information on the pit sign-in forms for re-entry into the speedway on Sunday at no cost. All other personnel entering the pits and grandstands must purchase new admission and pit passes for the program as the Saturday’s program was deemed complete. Because street stocks were already scheduled to be a part of the night 2 action on Sunday, it will be an all-new program for the street stock drivers and crew members and new pit passes and admissions must be purchased. Modified drivers who competed in night-one action are covered by their entry fee from Saturday night and may participate in night two action. New night 2 modified entries are welcome, driver’s entry fee covers race entry and driver pit pass.

Normal start times will be in effect for Sunday, September 4th with pit gates opening at 4:30, grandstand admissions at 5; driver’s meeting 6:30, hot laps at 7 and racing to follow. Admissions for Sunday are $20 for adults, $15 for active-duty military w/I.D. and senior citizens 65 and over, $5 for children ages 6 to 12 with kids five and under free. As previously advertised, pit passes for Sunday are $35.

Sunday night features another full program for modifieds with heat races, a b-main and 20-lap scramble event to set the outside row starting positions for the final race of the night, the 40-lap, $3,000-to-win main event. Midwest Lightning Sprints (MLS) are set for their third appearance of the year while the Grand Nationals will make their debut appearance at CMS. Street Stocks will also return for another full program of racing throughout the night. As previously mentioned, the Sunday previously announced and scheduled program follow the makeup events from Saturday’s rained out races.

No private vehicles will be allowed in the 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. The ULMA silent auction with several items up for bid will be held on Sunday evening on the front side of the speedway.

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! Plus makeup events for street stocks, ULMA late models, modifieds, and b-modifieds. 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. No new b-modified entries into the race because the main-event lineup is already completed. No new street stock entries for the makeup feature as the race has one lap completed; however, new street stocks are welcome to compete in the already scheduled Sunday night street stock portion of the program.

For all cars competing throughout the weekend, there are NO track registration fees. 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. Same night entries are available to all drivers in all classes throughout the entire weekend. For the modifieds the entry fee includes driver’s pit pass, which must be used by driver only.

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.

Results from Races Completed, Saturday, September 4th


Heat Race # 1
1st- x33- Nick Newton, Kansas City, KS
2nd- 96- Cody Brill, Harrisonville
3rd- c3- Chad Staus, Otterville

Heat Race # 2
1st- 30- Aaron Marrant, Orrick
2nd- 18- Darin Claxton, Warrensburg
3rd- 58- Jim Moody, Odessa

Heat Race # 3
1st- 99- Brad Smith, Belton
2nd- 42- Gene Claxton, Kansas City
3rd- 38- Nic Bennett, Grain Valley

Heat Race # 4
1st- 20- Jason Bodenhamer, Centerview
2nd- 66- Ethan Isaacs, Bonner Springs, KS
3rd- 14w- Bobby Russ Wood, Rayville

B” Feature
1- 94- Jacob Ebert, Oak Grove
2- 33j- Jason Billups, Holt
3- 66x- Chris Giles, Independence
4- 07- Gary Fain, Lone Jack
5- 11- Rob Kurchner, Donnellson, IA
6- 5- Rusty Trimble, Kansas City
7- 28s- Shawn Burns, Overland Park, KS
8- 00- Chris Whalen, Kansas City KS
9- 66T- Cale Turner, Jefferson City
10- 6- Lucas Isaacs, Bonner Springs KS
11- 55- Bronson Combs, Shawnee, KS
12- 18j- Ross Olson, Richmond
DNS- 49- Terry Schnakenberg, Concordia
DNS- 0k- Jeff McNew, Blue Springs
Feature will be ran on Sept 4th


Heat Race # 1
1st- 42- Lane Ehlert, Foristell
2nd- 65- Jon Binning, Warrensburg
3rd- 04- Chad Clancy, Smithville

Heat Race # 2
1st- 12c- Steve Clancy, Odessa
2nd- 88- Jason Bodenhamer, Centerview
3rd- 1- Bob Test, Jefferson City
Feature will be ran on Sept 4th


Heat Race # 1
1st- 16j- Ray Smith, Centertown
2nd- 65- Brian Ziegler, Bates City
3rd- 19- Jay Barnes, Kearney

Heat Race # 2
1st- 8- John Clancy Jr., California
2nd- 29- Nate Barnes, Kearney
3rd- 44- Larry McCracklin, Smithville
Feature will be ran on Sept 4th


Heat Race # 1
1st- 1k- Tim Karrick, Basehor, KS
2nd- 96- Chad Lyle, Oak Grove
3rd- 67- Lucas Lee, Paris, TN

Heat Race # 2
1st- 22x- Luke Feeback, Harrisonville
2nd- 70- Aaron Marrant, Orrick
3rd- 73b- Shad Badder, Oak Grove

Heat Race # 3
1st- 11B- Dennis Bunger, Harrisonville
2nd- 66T- Tyler Schmidt, Easton, KS
3rd- 4j- Jake Richards, Kansas City KS

B” Feature
1- 88B- David Barker, Kingsville
2- 13- Joe Walker, Harrisonville
3- 88D- Matt Dotson, Clark
4- 14B- Darren Bennett, Tonganoxie, KS
5- 9m- Jimmy Morris, Blue Springs
6- 83T- Kevin Blackburn, Fulton
7- 3- Steven Gearhart, Buckner
8- 69- Zach Sanders, Kearney
9- 9- Brad Dibben, Kansas City
10- 82- David Wood, Rayville
DNS- 90- Terry Schultz, Sedalia
Scramble will be ran on Sept 4th

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