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    Jim Moody, Clayton Campbell, Phil Heavelow, Jordan Clemons, and Gary Akers Roll to Kid’s Night Victories at CMS!

    Central Missouri SpeedwayCMS Public Relations
    Aug 3, 2014

    (Warrensburg, MO) Kids Night at Central Missouri Speedway is a family event the fans as well as drivers always look forward to and last night was another special one with a large crowd on hand to witness all the action. The night was even more special for the kids, especially for the boys and girls who left the track with new bikes and backpacks from random drawings along with hundreds of goodie bags filled with various school supplies and race related trinkets.

    The dirt track magic also continued as Odessa driver Jim Moody drove up front all night to win his fifth USRA Modified feature, Jordan Clemons from Kearney grabbed his first-ever B-Modified feature, Clayton Campbell of Otterville took home his first feature win in the Street Stocks as Buckner driver Gary Akers grabbed his third win in the Pure Stocks. Phil Heavelow, also from Buckner, received the double checkers in the Mid-America Lightning Sprints feature!

    The Pure Stocks started the heat racing when Don Johnson from Overland Park crossed the line taking his first-ever heat win with Gary Akers and Darrin Christy from Kansas City following in the top three. The feature event started with Johnson leading the field into turn one before Akers immediately gabbed the early lead coming out of turn two. After an early caution, Leroy Morrison, Jr., gained the high line and showed his best run of the season ahead of Darin Christy.

    Akers stayed cool and up front for the remainder of the race. As the first feature event checkers of the night flew, Akers grabbed his third Pure Stock main event followed by Morrison Jr. with his best finish of the season in second. Christy challenged for second but came away in third; Johnson was fourth and on his first night out, Matt McCord was fifth followed by Lee Scott.

    Last weekend Jacob Ebert repeated with his second consecutive win in CMS B-modified victory lane. This weekend fans wondered if a new driver or familiar face would be back in the winner’s circle? During the three qualifying heat races, Jordan Clemons from Kearney took the initial heat race with Troy Carlyle moving up for the win in the second heat.

    The B-Modified main event began as Richard Brainard drove hard into the first turn and emerged with the temporary lead with Clemons and points leader, Dean Wille breathing down his neck. The three drivers ran a clean race up front with Carlyle and Chris Brockway just behind the lead pack. On lap 11, the first caution came out when Carlyle spun out in turn two, relegating him to the back of the pack.

    Clemons showed some patience and held his low line throughout the remainder of the feature. Wille pressured him late in the race, but could not shake the first-year driver from his line. Despite a minor slip in turn two on the final lap, Clemons held point to take his first-ever feature of the season ahead of Wille. Eddie Bray, Jr., was third, Ebert rallied for a fourth-place run while Curtis Berry had his best finish of the year in the fifth spot.

    The Mid-America Lightning Sprints returned to CMS for their second visit of the season. The opening heat race had Phil Heavelow from Buckner taking the win in a close battle with Mark Billings of Columbia, in the final heat race it was Zack Morehead from Grain Valley claiming the victory to set up the main event starting line-up. Ryan Kent was involved in a roll over wreck on the front side of the track in heat one but was okay after the incident.

    Heavelow started on the front row with Mike Trent and drove low into turn one coming out of turn two at the start of the sprint feature. Meanwhile, several drivers including Zack Morehead, Billings and Bobby Layne worked hard to maintain positions in the top five. Heavelow never looked back and worked his way through lapped traffic for the Lightning Sprint feature win just in front of Trent, who posted a solid second-place finish. Morehead moved up into third after Billings pulled off for a mechanical issue. Bobby Layne moved took fourth and Luke McGee finished fifth in his first visit to the track.

    In the Street Stocks division, drivers were attempting to defeat Warrensburg driver, Brett Wood, a seven-time feature race winner. The two heat race winners included Wood by a nose over Clayton Campbell of Otterville in the first heat with Brett Cox of Warrensburg taking his first heat race win in the second prelim event.

    Wood experienced some mechanical gremlins at the start of the main event and joined the rest of the field at the tail of the starting grid. Wiley veteran, Jay Lyle, grabbed the initial lead after the green flag flew and held strong for the first couple laps. On a lap three restart, Clayton Campbell took advantage of an opening down low and motored out front as the leader. Bobby Raybourn, Lyle, and Cox were close behind in the top four.

    After a lap 10 caution for Cox spinning in turn 2, Campbell continued to hit his marks and in the end held on to take the victory under intense pressure from Lyle and Raybourn but was just too strong and grabbed his first win of the season, while Lyle crossed the finish line in second. Jeremiah Wilson inherited third after Raybourn was disqualified for contact with Lyle after the race was finished. Herb Danner claimed fourth with Larry Ferris in fifth.

    Each week, USRA modified heat races bring close racing action as drivers attempt to make the grid for the $1,000-to-win, $160-to-start, main event. On Saturday evening, Jim Moody from Odessa edged Aaron Marrant in heat one, Jimmy “Dean” Eaton from Bates City claimed heat two for his first win of the year and Danny Scrogham from Peculiar raced his way to victory lane in heat three.

    Ultimately, Moody was the car to beat as he led the early portion of the USRA modified feature with Aaron Marrant attempting to nose in on the preferred low side. After several early cautions in the race, drivers somewhat settled in a good pace with Marrant, Tyler Schmidt and Terry Schultz all in play. After a pair of restarts after a lap-16 caution and an additional slowdown on lap 20, Moody retained his lead over Marrant and Tyler Schmidt.

    As the final double checkered flags flew for the night’s action, Moody kept the USRA modified championship points battle close by claiming his fifth victory lane celebration this year. Aaron Marrant had a successful return to action after missing a couple weeks looked strong all night long and finished second. Schmidt, also absent for a few weeks posted another strong finish as the Kansan finished a strong third. Terry Schultz made a late move up into fourth on the high side while Tim Karrick claimed fifth.

    Central Missouri Speedway now takes a two-week break and hopes that race families and fans will enjoy the activities at the Missouri State Fair. Racing returns to CMS on Saturday, August 23 with guest class the Allstar Midget Series along with the USRA Modifieds, B-Modifieds, Street Stocks and Pure Stocks.

    Main Event Results, Saturday, 8/2/14

    Pure Stocks
    A Main Feature
    1st- 4-Gary Akers, Buckner
    2nd- 50jr-Leroy Morrison, Raymore
    3rd- 54B-Darren Christy, Kansas City, KS
    4th- 3-Don Johnson, Overland Park, KS
    5th- b7-Matt McCord, Odessa
    6th- 01-Lee Scott, Holden

    A Main Feature
    1st- 27C-Jordan Clemons, Kearney
    2nd- 68m-Dean Wille, Warrensburg
    3rd- 19k-Eddie Bray, Archie
    4th- 94-Jacob Ebert, Oak Grove
    5th- 23B-Curtis Berry, Raymore
    6th- 10-Johnny McGinnis, Hardin
    7th- 76-Ernie Walker, Sedalia
    8th- 88-Derek Nevels, Corder
    9th- 22x-Allen Bush, Odessa
    10th- 11s-Chris Stout, Oak Grove
    11th- 73-Cody Frazon, LaMonte
    12th- 03-Chris Brockway, Warrensburg
    13th- 49-Terry Schnakenberg, Condcordia
    14th- 44-Troy Carlyle, Kearney
    15th- 3B-Richard Brainard, Sedalia
    DNS- 2E-Robbe Ewing, Stockton

    Mid-America Lightning Sprints
    A Main Feature
    1st- 44-Phill Heavelow, Buckner
    2nd- 49T-Mike Trent, Rocheport
    3rd- z8-Zach Morehead, Grain Valley
    4th- 01-Bobby Layne, Kansas City
    5th- 13-Luke McGee, El DoradoSprings
    6th- 30-Ryan Kent, Lone Jack
    7th- 81-Amanda Jane Tice, Piper, KS
    8th- 51-Mark K. Billings, Kansas City
    9th- 85-Ken Billings, Kansas City
    10th- 71-Tony Layne, Kansas City
    11th- 10B-Luke Baxter, Nausha, IA
    12th- 99c-Chet Yates, Cameron
    13th- 12B-Rick Baxter, Nausha, IA
    14th- 19-Paden Moreland, Bethany
    15th- 60E-Mark Billings, Columbia
    16th- 9s-Chris Schofield, Raymore
    17th- 8-Bird Schofield, Chilhowee

    Street Stocks
    A Main Feature
    1st- 03-Clayton Campbell, Ottersville
    2nd- j66-Jay Lyle, Warrensburg
    3rd- 58-Jeremiah Wilson, Concordia
    4th- 74-Herb Dannar, Holden
    5th- 14-Larry Ferris, Kansas City, KS
    6th- 45-Bob King, Independence
    7th- j33-Josh Guy, Knob Noster
    8th- 85-Brett Cox, Warrensburg
    9th- 18-Brian Inlow, Concordia
    10th- 07-Scott Dukes, Odessa
    11th- 7-Brett Wood, Warrensburg
    12th- 2-Troy Turley, Knob Noster
    13th- 66x-Allen Perryman, Belton
    DNS- 65-Brian Ziegler, Bates City
    DQ- 23-Bobby Raybourn, Holden

    USRA Modifieds
    A Main Feature
    1st- 00-Jim Moody, Odessa
    2nd- 34A-Aaron Marrant, Orrick
    3rd- 66T-Tyler Schmidt, Easton, KS
    4th- 90-Terry Schultz, Sedalia
    5th- 1k-Tim Karrick, Basehor, KS
    6th- 30-Dalton Kirk, Edgerton, KS
    7th- 97k-Brian Johnson, Independence
    8th- 86-Buddy Benedict, Independence
    9th- 96-Chad Lyle, Oak Grove
    10th- 19k-Eddie Bray, Archie
    11th- 39-Luke Driskell, Stilwell KS
    12th- 92-Danny Scrogham, Peculiar
    13th- 0-Richard Layne, Kansas City
    14th- 23-Steve Twenter, Sedalia
    15th- 24jr-Jimmy Eaton, Bates City
    16th- 2D-Dean Bachner, Olathe, KS
    17th- 68-Dean Wille, Warrensburg
    18th- 51B-Brandon Hill, Holden
    19th- 07-Dave Ralph, Raymore
    20th- 112-Justin Moon, Sedalia
    21st- 99w-Dennis Walrath, Clinton
    22nd- 75-Gunner Martin, Blue Springs
    23rd- 32p-Nick Pence, Raymore
    DNS- 17k-Kyle Westerhold, Blue Springs
    DNS- 75rpm-Scotty Martin, Independence

    Be sure to visit CMS online at for the latest schedule updates, news, and information! On race day, be sure to call the Track Report Line for general information at (660) 747-2166. Follow us on Twitter @CMSgoing_green. Like us on Facebook at CMS may also be found on Instagram.

    Primary sponsors for CMS this season include Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford, Budweiser, Sunoco Race Fuels, Good Time Oldies 1450 KOKO/98.5 FM The Bar, Pepsi, KMMO FM 102.9, Midwest Coatings, Better Country KIX 105.7 FM, Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station, 610 Sports Radio Kansas City, KRLI Country 103.9 FM, Heartland Waste, and ‘Today’s New Hit Country’ 95.3 FM KDKD.

    This year’s list of outstanding business partners includes: Victory Trophies & Plaques, Roundabout Café, Batliner Recycling, Blue Springs Chiropractic, OK Tire Stores, Rick Darling Performance, Reece Nichols Realty LLC, Bodee’s Racers Auction, Finish Line Performance, Economy Lumber and Hardware, Brooks Automotive LLC, Eickleberry Concrete & Construction, JA Performance, Kleinschmidt’s Western Store, Rod End Supply, Quality Home Improvements, Wolf Tire Service, Miller Lite, Goody’s Steakburgers, The Cornerstone Agency, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Lek-Tro-Mek Service Co., Seeburg Mufflers,, and

    CMS is located 3.5-miles north of Warrensburg, MO from the junction of Highways 50 and 13 in Warrensburg just north of the new Hwy 13 by-pass round-a-bout, or from the Higginsville exit off I-70, head south on Highway 13 for twelve and half miles. Full standings and results located at

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