June 20, 2015
(Warrensburg, MO) The weather finally cooperated for racing at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) on a Saturday evening as temperatures soared into the nineties for KMZU 100.7 FM ‘The Farm’ night at the races. Fans were entertained to a weekly race program in all divisions highlighted by a $1,500-to-win USRA Modified special event won by former CMS track champion Aaron Marrant of Orrick, Missouri.
Twenty-one USRA Modifieds took to the track for three preliminary heat races with Danny Scrogham grabbing heat one ahead of Jason Pursley and Terry Schultz. Aaron Marrant won easily in heat two ahead of Gunner Martin and Eric Turner. The final heat went to Dalton Kirk ahead of Jim Moody and Shad Badder.
Dalton Kirk of Edgerton, Kansas led the initial stages of the 30-lap main event over a stellar field of drivers including Marrant, Martin, Badder, Schultz and Moody. Throughout the field drivers raced hard for every position and after a few early cautions, the middle lane of the track started to come into play for drivers that moved off the bottom lane. Marrant took advantage of the middle to grab the lead on lap 13.
Throughout the field, drivers that chose to move up a lane were rewarded with forward advancement toward the front of the field including Schultz who went from sixth to second in a furious charge over the final ten laps. Shad Badder, Eric Turner, Robbie Test, Dean Wille, and Nick Pence also moved forward.
Marrant kept his winning line and drove away from all pursuers with his first ‘Mighty’ Modified special event victory since September 6, 2009. After winning two main events in one night last weekend, Schultz settled for second this week one rung ahead of Kirk who completed the podium in third. Shad Badder and Eric Turner, making his debut in the Christina Smith-owned number 16s, rounded out the top five.
Street Stocks had a solid show this week with 11 drivers on hand competing in a pair of heat races. Brett Wood dominated the opening heat as he worked his way to the front from sixth on the grid to take the win over Marc Carter and Clayton Campbell. Troy Turley drove to victory in heat two ahead of Bob King and Jay Prevete.
Since last season, Street Stock drivers competing at CMS have worked diligently to figure out a way to beat defending track champion Bret Wood of Warrensburg, who already owns three main event wins already this season. For the main event, it was Wood who led at the start of the 15-lap main event with fellow Warrensburg driver Marc Carter close behind and ready to pounce.
Carter, who originally had plans to run at a special event in Arkansas but stopped at CMS after the event was rained out, assumed the lead when Wood moved out of his preferred line opening the door for Carter to take advantage. Meanwhile, Clayton Campbell moved up late in the race to take second while Wood held down the third position. Donnie Dannar, sporting some new colors this week ran strong inside the top five behind the lead trio.
When the field crossed the finish line, Carter claimed his fortieth career CMS win, good for fourth on the all-time CMS winner’s list. Campbell turned in a solid performance in second with Wood in third. Forward moving Dannar ran to fourth with Troy Turley completing the top five.
Lightning Sprint drivers checked in for another night of weekly racing at CMS with Bobby Layne over Tony Layne, Paden Moreland and Bill Hughes in the night’s lone heat race for the division. In the feature event, Bobby Layne drove hard into turn one on the low side with Tony Layne on the outside and Moreland in third. Bobby Layne never looked back and easily grabbed his third feature win of the season with Tony Layne looking strong in second and Paden Moreland in third for his best finish.
Another solid field of 21 B-Modifieds contested three heat races to determine the feature lineup. Cody Frazon dominated heat one over Dallas White and Richard Brainard. Heat two had Troy Carlyle claiming the win over Curtis Berry and Cody Brill. The final heat race saw point’s leader Jacob Ebert advance forward to take the checkers ahead of Jake Richards and Dean Wille.
At the start of the B-Mod 15-lap main event, Frazon drove to the low side for the early lead and held off Ebert for one lap until Ebert climbed back into the top spot. Brill and Carlyle were in close pursuit and kept the pressure on Ebert.
As the race drew closer to the finish, Ebert’s car began to look a little tight exiting turn four opening a lane up for Carlyle to make a low-side pass to assume the lead. From then on Carlyle was unstoppable as he cruised to his first win of the season. Ebert settled for second ahead of Cody Brill, who had an impressive run despite clipping the turn one uke tire earlier in the event. Frazon ended the night in fourth with Curtis Berry turning in another solid performance to round out the top five.
Eleven Pure Stock drivers checked in for action during a pair of heat races and their main event. Don Johnson claimed the first heat ahead of Jason Cochran and Jeremy Lyle. Darrin Christy won the second heat race with Jeremiah Wilson and Roger Detherage for the remaining top three spots.
As the feature began, Johnson dove low into the early lead with Christy and former modified driver Lile just behind. Wilson hunted down Johnson the entire race until he passed him, but a yellow flag flew in turn four allowing Johnson to remain up front. On the re-start, Wilson had trouble with his car and stopped out of turn two and was done for the night.
In the end, Johnson hung on to the lead to claim his first-ever main event win after ten years of trying. Christy came second followed by defending division champion Leroy Morrison. Amanda Sammons came up from the eleventh starting spot to finish a best-ever fourth followed by Lee Scott to round out the top five.
Action at CMS resumes next Saturday, June 27 for Midwest Coating Race Night featuring a $500-to-win Pure Stock special event, along with the Memorial Day weekend Street Stock make-up feature for those that have qualified, along with the weekly Street Stock, B-Mod, Lightning Sprint and USRA Modified programs.
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Pit Gates open at 4:30, Admission Gates open at 5, driver’s pill draw cutoff is at 6:15 (no passing points awarded to driver if late draw), Drivers Meeting at 6:30, Hot Laps at 7, and Racing at 7:30! General Admission Adults $12, Military/Students w/ID $10, Seniors 65 and over $10, Kids 6 to 12 years $5, all children 5 and under free! Permanently confined to wheelchair, free! All weekly racing pit passes are $30. On race day call the track report line at 660-747-2166.
CMS is located just past the round-a-bout on Hwy 13 three and a half miles north of Warrensburg, Missouri from the junction of Highways 50 and 13. From the Interstate 70 Higginsville/Warrensburg Hwy 13 exit, the track is located 12.5 miles south on Hwy 13.
CMS thanks its primary sponsors for their support this season! Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford, Budweiser, KMZU 100.7 FM, Sunoco Race Fuels, Pepsi, KMMO FM 102.9, Midwest Coatings, Better Country KIX 105.7 FM, Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station, 610 Sports Radio Kansas City, KRLI FM 103.9 & KAOL 101.3 FM The Grenade, 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, RockAuto.com, DQ Grill & Chill of Warrensburg, Blue Springs Chiropractic, Economy Lumber, Brooks Automotive LLC, Kleinschmidt’s Western Store, OK Tire Stores, Eickleberry Concrete & Construction, Finish Line Performance, Wolf Tire Service, Rod End Supply, JA Performance and Outdoor Services, Seeburg Mufflers, RockAuto.com, and RacinDirt.com.
Main Event Results 6-20-15
1st- 3-Don Johnson, Overland Park, KS
2nd- 3b-Darrin Christy, Kansas City, KS
3rd- 50jr-Leroy Morrison, Raymore
4th- 3a-Amanda Sammons, Independence
5th- 01-Lee Scott, Holden
6th- 12-Scott Martin, Warrensburg
7th- 25jr-Rodger Detherage, Windsor
8th- 58-Jeremiah Wilson, Concordia
9th- 3c-Jason Cochran, Kansas City, KS
10th- 3L-Jeremy Lile, Higginsville
11th- 05-Jason Ballard, Holden
1st- 44-Troy Carlyle, Kearney
2nd- 94-Jacob Ebert, Oak Grove
3rd- 96-Cody Brill, Harrisonville
4th- 73-Cody Frazon, LaMonte
5th- 23b-Curtis Berry, Raymore
6th- c3-Chad Staus, Otterville
7th- 7j-Jake Richards, Edwardsville, KS
8th- 3b-Richard Brainard, Sedalia
9th- 9-Don Marrs, Shawnee, KS
10th- 33j-Jason Billups, Holt
11th- 68m-Dean Wille, Warrensburg
12th- 77b-Brett Wood, Warrensburg
13th- 12-Olen Stephens, Warrensburg
14th- 77-Ernie Walker, Sedalia
15th- 23t-Tim Smith, Concordia
16th- 72-Brad Moore, Urich
17th- 44d-Dean Truelove, Blue Springs
18th- 27x-Chris Spies, Raymore
19th- 09jr-Spencer Stephens, Buckner
20th- 53-Dallas White, Centerview
DNS- 4a-Gary Akers, Independence
1st- 01-Bobby Layne, Kansas City
2nd- 71-Tony Layne, Kansas City
3rd- 19-Paden Moreland, Bethany
DNS- 3-Bill Hughes, Raytown
1st- 10-Marc Carter, Warrensburg
2nd- 30c-Clayton Campbell, Ottersville
3rd- 7-Brett Wood, Warrensburg
4th- 174-Donnie Dannar, Oak Grove
5th- 2-Troy Turley, Knob Noster
6th- 45-Bob King, Independence
7th- 25-Jay Prevete, Windsor
8th- 3-Allen Perryman, Belton
9th- 33-Josh Guy, Knob Noster
10th- 43-Brian Inlow, Concordia
DNS- 53k-Larry Norris, Holden
1st- 70-Aaron Marrant, Richmond
2nd- 90-Terry Schultz, Sedalia
3rd- 30-Dalton Kirk, Edgerton, KS
4th- 73b-Shad Badder, Oak Grove
5th- 16-Eric Turner, Hermitage
6th- 75-Gunner Martin, Blue Springs
7th- 00-Jim Moody, Odessa
8th- 27t-Rob Test, Jefferson City
9th- 68-Dean Wille, Warrensburg
10th- 32p-Nick Pence, Raymore
11th- 44-Jared Rogers, Tecumseh, KS
12th- 92-Danny Scrogham, Peculiar
13th- 38c-Jason Pursley, Hermitage
14th- 3j-Lewis Jackson, Wellsville, KS
15th- 23-Steve Twenter, Sedalia
16th- 97k-Brian Johnson, Independence
17th- 96-Chad Lyle, Oak Grove
18th- 0-Richard Layne, Kansas City
19th- 209-Josiah Stephens, Grain Valley
20th- 03-Jason Bodenhamer, Centerview
21st- 2d-Dean Bachner, Olathe, KS