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Payton Looney Keeps on Rolling in ULMA Action!

ULMA-United-Late-Model-AssociationSam Stoecklin
ULMA Public Relations
August 12, 2015

One more week is in the Lucas Cattle Company ULMA history books and just like last week, 21-year old Payton Looney found his way to victory lane once again for his seventh victory of the season and third at Callaway Raceway. He led the entire race distance and dominated all 20 laps of the main event. The Callaway Raceway event was the lone ULMA event of the weekend as wet weather forced officials at Randolph County Raceway to cancel Saturday’s events.

On Friday at Callaway Raceway, Jon Melloway captured the first heat race ahead of Cody Holtcamp and Ryan Middaugh while Payton Looney drove to victory in heat two ahead of Todd McCoin and Justin Russell. A total of 14 cars competed throughout the night.

Looney and Melloway commanded the front row at the start of the main event with McCoin, Holtcamp, Russell, and Middaugh making up rows two and three. Looney quickly shot out to an early race lead using up the high to middle lanes on the track. A caution flag waved on lap two for a quick spin with Looney leading Melloway, McCoin, Russell, and Holtcamp.

Turn three and four proved tricky for some drivers as another quick caution appeared over the field before drivers were able to settle in for racing once again; however caution appeared again on lap six with Looney still showing the way over McCoin and Melloway.

By lap nine, McCoin reeled in Looney but could not get the car to grip coming off the corners and was unable to put up a serious challenge on the leader. Within a couple laps McCoin found himself in a furious battle for second with Holtcamp and Melloway. Holtcamp eventually moved forward by lap 16 to claim second behind Looney who had checked out from the rest of the field.

For the final few laps the man on the move was Chris Cox who came from twelfth on the grid to third by the time the checkered flag fell over Looney who picked up the victory over Holtcamp, Cox, Melloway, McCoin, Dustin Hodges, Chris Smyser, Middaugh, Russell, and Lancaster.

Callaway Raceway is back in action again this Friday night and although the track’s point’s-earning season is complete, ULMA competitors can earn valuable ULMA points by racing at the track this Friday. ULMA wishes to congratulate this year’s Callaway Raceway champion Todd McCoin on his Track Championship at the raceway this season. Visit the track online at 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 Late Model drivers have a Saturday night points-earning option this week as Central Missouri Speedway in Warrensburg, Missouri hosts its second-to-last ULMA event of the year this Saturday, August 15th at the track. Pit gates open at 4:30 with grandstands opening at 5. Driver pill draw closes at 6:15 (no passing points awarded to late sign-ins); hot laps roll off at 7, with racing at 7:30.

This week at CMS, special event pricing is in effect with general admission prices at $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens 65 and over and military w/I.D. Kids ages 6 to 12 are $5, children five and under are free. All pit passes at Central Missouri Speedway for this week are $35. For complete information visit the track’s website at www.centralmissourispeedway.net or call the track on race day at 660-747-2166.

ULMA drivers return to Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday, August 22 when weekly racing resumes at the speedway for Fan Appreciation Night. For additional information and remaining regular race season schedule be sure to visit the track’s website at www.lucasoilspeedway.com.

Late Models have the weekend off this week at Randolph County Raceway (RCR) last Saturday but are scheduled to return Saturday, August 22nd for another round of weekly championship racing in all divisions. RCR is located at 4081 off of US-24 in Moberly, Missouri. The Track Phone number is 660-833-1727. Visit the track online at www.randolphcountyraceway.com for additional information.

Jon Melloway has amassed the most starts this season as he recently competed in his twentieth race of the year. Melloway, McCoin, Cox, and Hodges are all past the 15 events competed in marker. A driver’s best 15 point’s-earning nights of the season determines the final point standings.

Lucas Cattle Company Point Standings (full standings at www.ulmaracing.com)
1st 74 Jon Melloway 20 1530
2nd 7X Todd McCoin 18 1512
3rd 1T Chris Cox 19 1446
4th 22H Dustin Hodges ® 17 1423
5th 15 Payton Looney 13 1324
6th 23 Cody Holtkamp 13 1172
7th 0X Justin Russell 12 1146
8th 9D Dwight Niehoff 11 1016
9th 16P Bobby Penney 11 1004
10th 8 Dave Miller 11 880

Hoosier Tire Midwest ULMA Rookie of the Year standings
1st 22H Dustin Hodges ® 17 1423
2nd 7B Wesley Briggs ® 8 638
3rd 4 John Ketterer ® 7 622
4th 1X John O’Neal ® 6 538
5th 45 Marvin Forrest ® 4 304

Remaining 2015 ULMA Schedule (as of 8/12/15)
Friday, Aug 14 – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, Aug 15 – Central Missouri Speedway
Saturday, Aug 22 – Lucas Oil Speedway
Saturday, Aug 22 – Randolph County Raceway
Saturday, Aug 29 – Lucas Oil Speedway
Saturday, Aug 29 – Randolph County Raceway
Saturday, Sept 5 – Central Missouri Speedway
Sunday, Sept 6 – Randolph County 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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