July 18, 2015
(Warrensburg, MO) The 2015 season continued Saturday night at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) for 610 Sports Radio night at the races. In a brisk-moving program completed before the 10 o’clock hour, Dalton Kirk of Edgerton, Kansas claimed his first-ever USRA Modified win at CMS, Brett Wood rang the bell for his seventh Street Stock win, Jacob Ebert continued his winning ways with his fourth win in a row and eighth overall in USRA B-Mod competition, while Jason Ryun came from the back of the pack in Pure Stock competition to earn his fifth Pure Stock victory.
Pure Stock drivers competed in a pair of heat races with Derek Williams claiming his first-ever heat race by taking the checkers in heat one over point’s leader Jeremiah Wilson. Jason Ryun of Kansas City came away the winner in heat two ahead of Amanda Sammons of Independence.
Although Ryun earned pole position for the main event, he had a talk with his crew prior to the event and elected to start from the tail of the event in a team challenge. Ryun’s decision allowed Williams and Wilson to start the main event on row one for the 10-lap main event. Wilson led early on in the race but his lead disappeared by lap five when Ryun assumed command. The lead duo raced hard for several laps with Wilson staying with Ryun. Despite his efforts Wilson could not retake the lead and settled for a solid points-earning night in second behind winner Ryun. Don Johnson ran strong throughout the night and finished third with Leroy Morrison, Jr., and Rodger Detherage rounding out the top five.
B-Mods competed under the USRA banner Saturday night in three heat races prior to the main event. Double-duty driver Brett Wood captured the win in heat one ahead of Dallas White and Jacob Ebert. Former main-event winner Troy Carlyle finished ahead of Cody Frazon and Jason Billups in heat two while Richard Brainard bested Eddie Bray, Jr. and Curtis Berry in the final prelim.
Wood and Carlyle occupied the front row for the 15-lap main event by virtue of their accumulated passing points from the heat races with Brainard and Bray in row two. Carlyle paced the early laps in a race that saw six caution periods for various spins. Ebert quickly made his way into the top three from his fifth-starting position by lap three and began to put heavy pressure on Carlyle for the lead. In fact, on several occasions Ebert appeared to be out front but caution flags flew early in the event and with the field realigning based upon the last-completed lap, Carlyle held the lead on the restarts.
On lap nine Ebert made the pass for the lead finally stick as he overtook Carlyle who could not keep his car pinned to his preferred line as the race wore on. Eddie Bray and Brett Wood ran solidly inside the top five early on but Bray’s run ended when he went for a spin in turn one after contact with another driver. Bray methodically worked his way back to a respectful sixth-place finish after going to the tail after a restart.
Like he had done seven times before Ebert found the preferred line around the track and once again made it work for his eighth win this season. Ebert has more main-event wins than any driver this year at the track. Kearney, Missouri’s Troy Carlyle settled for second unable to make a charge back to the lead. Wood recorded his best B-mod finish of the year in third with Cody Frazon returning turning in a fourth-place run ahead of Brainard who crossed the line in fifth.
Street Stock drivers continued chasing Brett Wood of Warrensburg heading into the night as he started the division’s heat races of with a victory in the first prelim race over Kevin Perkins and Ron Livengood. Former division champion Brian Ziegler of Bates City made a rare Saturday night appearance at CMS and claimed the heat two victory ahead of Clayton Campbell and Troy Turley.
Wood and Ziegler brought the field to Hershel Thompson’s green flag for the start of the 15-lap main event with Wood leading the way by lap one. Ziegler stayed right with the leader throughout the event but was eventually unable to get close enough for a bid for the win.
Campbell and Turley ran solidly inside the top four behind the lead pair with a good race of their own for a spot inside the top three. A single caution slowed the fast-paced event as Wood went on to claim his seventh overall feature event of the year in the division, this time ahead of Ziegler, Campbell, Turley and Gary Akers, who advanced from his twelfth-starting position to claim fifth at the conclusion of the feature event.
The always exciting ‘Mighty’ Modifieds closed out the night with their main-event, which was one for the memory books. However, before the lineup was determined attending drivers competed in three heat races. USRA national and track point’s leader Terry Schultz led Aaron Marrant and Tyler Schmidt across the line in that order for heat race number one. Gunner Martin, second in points so far this season finished ahead of Lewis Jackson and Curt Rackers for heat two. Tim Karrick of Basehor, Kansas bested Nick Pence and Mark Schafman in heat three to finish off heat-race action.
Schultz and Martin began the 25-lap main event on row one in front of Karrick and Marrant when the initial green flag waved. From the onset the fans realized they were in for a treat as multi-lane racing occurred all throughout the lineup. Schultz grabbed the point early only to briefly lose the lead to Karrick in the race’s early stages. With Karrick choosing the low side and Schultz up high, the two veterans raced hard to stay out front but Marrant had his own surprise in mind and eventually snuck by both Shultz and Karrick with a bid for the win by lap seven.
Marrant led the blistering pace up front using up the high side of the track and then some to maintain his lead. A second caution slowed the field on lap ten and with Marrant leading Karrick, Schultz, Rackers, Schafman, and Dalton Kirk.
For the ensuing restart Marrant still held the top spot but behind the dynamics of the furious race changed when several cars got together near turn two with Karrick and Johnny Fennewald receiving the worst end of the caution that flew and having to restart at the tail of the field.
Once the race returned to green-flag action Kirk had advanced from his thirteenth starting position to take the lead by lap 14, dropping Marrant back to second in front of Schultz and Rackers. Meanwhile Schafman’s strong run inside the top six earlier came to an end after being involved in a second caution flag incident.
For the final 11 laps Kirk paced the field and never looked back claiming his first-ever CMS victory with Marrant running a strong second. Rackers got by Schultz late in the race to take third with Schultz finishing fourth just ahead of fifteenth-starting Jason Bodenhamer who advanced ten spots to claim fifth. Tyler Schmidt advanced to sixth at the conclusion of the race with Karrick rebounding to seventh after going to the tail during one of the caution flags. Fennewald also came forward in the event finishing eighth, Danny Scrogham and Richard Layne rounded out the top ten finishers. In victory lane, a relieved Kirk thanked his crew and sponsors for their hard work and dedication on his car.
Next Saturday, July 25th is KIX 105.7 and Budweiser night at the races. We’re just a couple of weeks away from Kid’s Night at the speedway on Saturday, August 1st. CMS is currently taking donated items to use for stuffing the goodie bags that all kids up to the age of 12 will receive on their big night. Planned events for the kids include a chance to win bicycles and backpacks, plus 6 different age groups in boys and girls divisions will compete in foot races on the track during intermission.
Each child up to age 12 will receive a free hot dog and drink courtesy of track owners Earl and Susan Walls and every child will go home with a goodie back stuffed full of various school supplies, trinkets, coupon, and other surprises just for attending. To donate to kid’s night, bring your items to the races on July 25th or drop them off at the track the morning of August 1st by 10 a.m., prior to the track staff making final arrangements for the event.
Check out CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net for all the latest schedule updates, news, and information! On race day, call the Track Report Line for general information at (660) 747-2166. Follow us on Twitter @CMSgoing_green. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Missouri-Speedway. CMS may also be found on Instagram.
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 at CMS for July 18, 2015
Pure Stock A-Main Feature
1st- 3d-Jason Ryun, Kansas City
2nd- 58-Jeremiah Wilson, Concordia
3rd- 3-Don Johnson, Overland Park, KS
4th- 50jr-Leroy Morrison, Raymore
5th- 25jr-Rodger Detherage, Windsor
6th- 3c-Jason Cochran, Kansas City, KS
7th- 3a-Amanda Sammons, Independence
8th- 05-Jason Ballard, Holden
9th- 3w-Derek Williams, Higginsville
USRA B-Mod A-Main Feature
1st- 94-Jacob Ebert, Oak Grove
2nd- 44-Troy Carlyle, Kearney
3rd- 77b-Brett Wood, Warrensburg
4th- 73-Cody Frazon, LaMonte
5th- 3b-Richard Brainard, Sedalia
6th- 19k-Eddie Bray, Archie
7th- 10-Johnny McGinnis, Hardin
8th- 9jr-Ralph Reuscher, Kansas City
9th- 77-Ernie Walker, Sedalia
10th- 03-Chris Brockway, Warrensburg
11th- 12-Olen Stephens, Warrensburg
12th- 28s-Bill Small, Holden
13th- 44d-Dean Truelove, Blue Springs
14th- 09-Derrick Mahoney, Liberty
15th- 33j-Jason Billups, Holt
16th- 23b-Curtis Berry, Raymore
DQ- 53-Dallas White, Centerview
DNS- 23t-Tim Smith, Concordia
DNS- 69-Patrick Brown, Smithton
Street Stock A-Main Feature
1st- 7-Brett Wood, Warrensburg
2nd- 65-Brian Ziegler, Bates City
3rd- 30c-Clayton Campbell, Otterville
4th- 2-Troy Turley, Knob Noster
5th- 4-Gary Akers, Independence
6th- 1-Kevin Perkins, Sedalia
7th- 3L-Ron Livengood, Sedalia
8th- 53k-Larry Norris, Holden
9th- 2b-Brian Cox, Concordia
10th- 12-Zack Smith, Centertown
11th- 12x-Bobby Ruff, Belton
12th- 33-Josh Guy, Knob Noster
13th- 43-Brian Inlow, Concordia
14th- 58-Jeremiah Wilson, Concordia
15th- 74c-Calvin Penning, Oak Grove
USRA Modified A-Main Feature
1st- 30-Dalton Kirk, Edgerton, KS
2nd- 70-Aaron Marrant, Richmond
3rd- 22-Curt Rackers, Holt Summit
4th- 90-Terry Schultz, Sedalia
5th- 03-Jason Bodenhamer, Centerview
6th- 66T-Tyler Schmidt, Easton, KS
7th- 1k-Tim Karrick, Basehor, KS
8th- 21-Johnny Fennewald, Appleton City
9th- 92-Danny Scrogham, Peculiar
10th- 0-Richard Layne, Kansas City
11th- 17k-Kyle Westerhold, Blue Springs
12th- 32p-Nick Pence, Raymore
13th- 82-David Wood, Richmond
14th- 3j-Lewis Jackson, Wellsville, KS
15th- 19k-Eddie Bray, Archie
16th- 00k-Zack Gilmore, Kansas City
17th- 86-Buddy Benedict, Independence
18th- 34-Mark Schafman, Edwardsville, KS
19th- 75-Gunner Martin, Blue Springs
DNS- 209-Josiah Stephens, Grain Valley