HomeMissouriCallaway RacewayBobby Penney and Chris Smyser Capture Weekend ULMA Victories!

Bobby Penney and Chris Smyser Capture Weekend ULMA Victories!

ULMA - United Late Model AssociationSam Stoecklin
ULMA Public Relations
July 14, 2015

Last week’s Lucas Cattle Company action took place at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Missouri, where Chris Smyser kept his hot streak going by claiming his fourth-consective win at the high-banked facility in Moberly, Missouri. Bobby Penney of Lawson, Missouri broke through the ULMA win column by driving to his first-ever ULMA win getting the job done at Double X Speedway in California, Missouri.

Competition first took place over the weekend at Randolph County Raceway (RCR) in Moberly, Missouri, where nine competitors took part in two preliminary heat races and the maine event. Fourth-starting Chris Smyser powered his way to the front in heat race one to top Tommy Cordray. The Brothers Melloway ran one-two in heat race number two to sort out the main event lineup.

Smyser, of Lancaster, Missouri was searching for his fourth overall ULMA victory this season when he led the field to the green from pole position. Second-starting Jon Melloway along with Holtkamp and Cordray gave chase the entire event trying to figure out a way to get around Smyser.

It was evident on this night that nothing was going to prevent Smyser from snagging his fourth RCR win in a row. Jon Melloway of Hallsville was second in front of Cody Holtkamp. Tommy Cordray wrapped up his rare visit to RCR with a fourth-place outing followed by Darren Turner, Daryl Dooling, Monty Umfleet, David Melloway, and Larry Winn.

RCR announced earlier this week that they are taking this week off and will not be racing as originally planned. The track will roar back to life the following Saturday, July 25. Be sure to vist RCR online for all the latest track news and schedule of remaining events at www.randolphcountyraceway.com.

On Sunday drivers competed at the beloved Double X Speedway in California, Missouri. The following information originally appeared in the July 12, 2015 Race Report from Double X Speedway, courtesy of Dean Reichel. The featured class for the special event was the ULMA Late Models, young Riley’s favorite car class.

Eight drivers checked in for the evenings event and all of them were quality competitors. Heat race winners Justin Russell and Dustin Hodges brought the field to the green flag but the caution waved before a lap was in the books. With the field reset, Hodges jumped out to the early lead and set a quick pace around the tight corners of Double X. However, Lawson, Missouri driver Bobby Penney began gaining ground on the leader.

Penney’s prior visits to the speedway had not been pleasant but that all changed Sunday night as he took the lead from Hodges on lap six and covered the field for the remaining 14 circuits. Following Penney and Hodges under the checkered flag were Gage Wineland with a late race pass to take third, Justin Russell was fourth, Cody Holtkamp fifth, Todd McCoin finished sixth with Chris Cox and Andrew Arfinson rounding out the field.

Callaway Raceway suffered its tenth rained out event last week but the track plans to pick things back up again this Friday July 17 for another week of action. For complete event information and remaining calendar of events at the track visit www.callawayraceways.com. The raceway is located at 7419 County Road 405 in Fulton, Missouri. Call 573-592-7795 or 573-642-6580 for race day information.

ULMA racing also returns to Lucas Oil Speedway this week in Wheatland, Missouri as the track resumes its championship weekly racing series. Speedway gates open at 5, with hot laps at 7, and racing at 7:30. Admission info: Adults (16 and up) $12, Seniors (62 and up) $8, Youth (6-15) $5, Kids (5 and under) Free, Family Pass $25, and Pit Passes are $25. Find the track online at www.lucasoilspeedway.com.

Jon Melloway still leads the championship standings and looks to be the first driver this year to eclips the 15 events marker. Todd McCoin and Chris Cox have a solid battle going for the runner-up position with Cody Holtkamp and Dustin Hodges benefiting from recent strong performances to hold down fourth and fifth.

Lucas Cattle Company Point Standings
1st 74 Jon Melloway 14 1348
2nd 7X Todd McCoin 12 1172
3rd 1T Chris Cox 13 1158
4th 23 Cody Holtkamp 11 982
5th 22H Dustin Hodges ® 11 948
6th 9D Dwight Niehoff 10 918
7th 15 Payton Looney 9 908
8th 0X Justin Russell 9 862
9th 16P Bobby Penney 9 812
10th 12G Gage Wineland 7 648
11th O7 Kenny Mudd 7 615
12th 14X David Melloway 7 612
13th 25S Chris Smyser 6 610
14th B1 Vance Wilson 7 596
15th 155 Terry Wilson 6 572

Hoosier Tire Midwest ULMA Rookie of the Year standings
1st 22H Dustin Hodges ® 11 948
2nd 7B Wesley Briggs ® 5 392
3rd 1X John Oneal ® 4 366
4th 4 John Ketterer ® 4 354
5th 45 Marvin Forrest ® 3 222

Remaining 2015 ULMA Schedule
Friday, July 17 – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, July 18 – Lucas Oil Speedway
Friday, July 24 – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, July 25 – Randolph Cty Raceway
Friday, July 31 – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, Aug 1 – Lucas Oil Speedway
Friday, Aug 7 – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, Aug 8 – Randolph Cty Raceway
Friday, Aug 14 – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, Aug 15 – Central Mo Speedway
Saturday, Aug 22 – Lucas Oil Speedway
Saturday, Aug 22 – Randolph Cty Raceway
Saturday, Aug 29 – Lucas Oil Speedway
Saturday, Aug 29 – Randolph Cty Raceway
Saturday, Sept 5 – Central Mo Speedway
Sunday, Sept 6 – Randolph Cty Raceway
Saturday, Oct 24th – ULMA Championship Banquet, Isle of Capri – Boonville, Mo

For complete standings, results, calendar of events and license information be sure to visit ULMA online at www.ulmaracing.com. ULMA Temp Licenses are sold at each affiliated track for $10 per event entered. Drivers must either be a paid in full ULMA member or purchase the temp license to compete in ULMA events. Visit ULMA’s title sponsor at www.lucascattlecompany.com. ULMA thanks Hoosier Tire Midwest, Radical Race Wear, FastShafts.com, RacingJunk.com, RacinDirt.com, and Photographics by Shelly Payne. For more information on ULMA, visit www.ulmaracing.com.

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