July 9, 2016
(Warrensburg) Racing resumed at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) with 74 cars checked in on KMMO 105.7 FM Radio Race Night for another night of weekly championship racing in four divisions.
B-Mod drivers had the rare opportunity to compete in two events as they took to the track in the first race of the night, which was a previously postponed main event that picked up from lap number six from an event that started a few weeks ago in late May.
Jacob Ebert quickly assumed command of the event just like he had from the original start and left all pursuers to battle for second. Don Marrs and Johnny McGinnis had an outstanding battle for the runner-up spot all race long as Marrs fought hard with left-front wheel damage to maintain his second placement.
In the end, Ebert coasted to his fourth feature win of the year to get the program rolling with Marrs scoring his best-ever CMS finish in second while Johnny McGinnis came home third for his best run of the year. Chris Brockway and Olen Stephens also scored their best finishes of the year in fourth and fifth respectively as Ernie Walker rounded out the top six, another best of the year performance for the veteran driver out of Sedalia.
Pure Stocks were first to hit the track for the regularly scheduled program with an impressive 15 competitors on hand. Darrin Christy powered his way to a heat-race victory in the opening heat race over Chris Akers and Byron Glotzbach. During heat race number two, Tyler Schoen of Halfway, Missouri had an impressive CMS debut with the victory over Rodger Detherage and Jimmy Smith.
After a couple false starts, a total of 14 Street Stocks took to the track for a pair of heat races to kick off their portion of the program. In the first Street Stock prelim, Brett Wood of Warrensburg captured the victory ahead of Allen Perryman and Larry Ferris with his first CMS appearance of the year. When the second heat race finished up, it was Clayton Campbell who crossed the line first over Brian Ziegler and Brian Eckhoff.
B-mods returned to the track next with three heat races for the 23 cars on hand. Cody Frazon of LaMonte, Missouri edged Jacob Ebert in heat one with Dallas White third. Russ Niehoff took command from the drop of the green in heat two and went on to a convincing win over Don Marrs and Chad Staus. In the final heat, Smithville, Missouri’s Jeff Elder made his CMS debut a good one with the victory over Cody Brill and Johnny McGinnis. Caleb Bray had a scary roll-over incident on the back straightaway as his car received heavy damage; thankfully the young driver walked away okay.
Twenty-one USRA Modifieds signed in for three heat races to finish up the preliminary action for the night and it was Jim Moody who sailed on to the win in the opening heat over Gunner Martin and Justin Johnson. After a switch malfunction with the lighting, the program was delayed during the second heat race for a few moments but racing quickly resumed. Track point’s leader Kevin Blackburn bested Colson Kirk and James Dean Eaton in heat two while Scotty Martin held off Lewis Jackson and Brian Johnson for the win in heat race three.
After a quick intermission, all classes returned for their main events and it was the Pure Stock drivers who started the events. Darrin Christy and Tyler Schoen paced the field to the initial start of the event with Christy quickly darting out front to lead lap one. Behind the leader a slew of cars including Schoen, Detherage and Smith fought hard for a spot inside the top five. By lap three, Schoen began putting heavy pressure on Christy but Christy was able to maintain a smooth line to keep his #3b out front.
Detherage and Smith had their hands full with former champion Jeremiah Wilson as those drivers were joined by Byron Glotzbach to make it a four-man race for fourth. Up front, Schoen found a way around Christy but Christy shot back by after Schoen made contact with a lapped car with two to go. On the final lap in a classic battle to the finish, Darrin Christy edged Schoen at the line in a green to checkers run for the Pure Stocks! Behind Christy and Schoen were Detherage, Smith, Glotzbach, and Wilson.
The B-Mod main event was a wild one with four caution periods slowing the field throughout the 15-lap race. The first caution flew on lap three when Tim Smith and Mark Forrester became hooked together on the track forcing the yellow flag condition. A lap later, Jacob Ebert’s night came to an abrupt end as his car experienced mechanical problems while gunning for the lead in turn four bringing his bid for two feature win in one night to an end.
Cody Frazon led early but it was Lockwood, Missouri’s Russ Niehoff who took command early on to lead until lap six when an encounter with a lapped car saw Niehoff slip to second as Frazon regained the lead. Niehoff held strong in second behind Frazon through the races mid-stages with Johnny McGinnis and Cody Brill closely behind in third and fourth.
A pair of quick cautions flew over the field twice on lap ten as the field worked hard to find a race rhythm to finish the event. Up front Frazon commanded the race over Niehoff, McGinnis, and Brill. Meanwhile, Bill Small, Don Marrs, and a determined Troy Carlyle fought hard to find a way to the top five.
In the race’s final stages, no driver could muster a challenge on Frazon as he cruised to his second main event win of the year over Niehoff in a solid run to second. McGinnis finished in the top three in a main event for the second time in one night as he crossed the line third. Cody Brill had an up and down race but finished strongly in fourth with Bill Small, Don Marrs, Troy Carlyle, Olen Stephens, Ernie Walker and Chris Brockway rounding out the top ten.
The Street Stock dynamic duo of Brett Wood and Clayton Campbell led the field to the green flag in the 15-lap main event for the night for the division with Allen Perryman and Brian Ziegler in hot pursuit.
Campbell led early with Wood close behind just in front of Larry Ferris, making his first CMS appearance of the year. Brian Inlow and Perryman fought hard for a spot inside the top five by lap five as Wood took over the lead from Campbell.
Lapped traffic proved tricky for the leaders a third of the way through the event with Wood well in command over Campbell. However, the battle for third was intense with Ziegler, Ferris, and Brian Inlow swapping positions several times
With just two laps remaining Wood held steadily out front of Campbell, who had fallen into the clutches of Inlow and Ziegler in a Saturday night showdown for a spot in the top three for the night. By race end, it was Wood who prevailed for his fourth main-even victory of the season. Campbell crossed the line second over Inlow, who had his best performance of the year in third. Ziegler brought his car home in fourth spot with Larry Ferris and Allen Perryman completing the top six.
USRA Modified track point’s leader Kevin Blackburn along with Urbana, Missouri’s Colson Kirk began the night’s 25-lap main event from row one. Blackburn led the opening pair of laps before Tim Karrick’s night came to a sudden end in turn two as his car stalled out on the high side to draw an early caution.
Kirk’s night then came to an early end as he succumbed to mechanical gremlins and was done for the night. The next caution to slow the field waived shortly after when Nathan Vaughn, Justin Johnson, and Brian Johnson encountered problems in turn number one. For the restart, Blackburn held the top spot over Martin and Jim Moody, who was in search of his third-consecutive victory.
On lap 14, Martin found a way to pass Blackburn on the low side to assume command of the event. Meanwhile, Wellsville, Kansas driver had an intense battle with Terri Schultz for the fourth spot just ahead of Jim Moody.
To finish the night, Martin held the top spot with Blackburn racking up yet another podium finish in second position. Terry Schultz somehow found a way to advance from 18th on the starting grid to third. When the main event concluded, Martin captured his third win of the season ahead of Blackburn, Schultz, Moody, and Robbie Test with his strongest CMS showing of the year in fifth. Lewis Jackson capped a solid night in the sixth position ahead of twentieth-starting Danny Scrogham in seventh. Eddie Bray, Jr., Allan Broers, and James Dean Eaton of Bates City completed the top ten.
Pit gates open at 4:30 with admission gates opening at 5. Driver pill draw cutoff is 6:15 (no passing points awarded to late-arriving drivers). Pit Meeting takes place at 6:30, followed by hot laps at 7, and racing at 7:30. For complete weekend details head over to www.centralmissourispeedway.net and click on the Independence Day Weekend Special Event Info!
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Main Event Results for 7/9/16
|PURE STOCK MAIN EVENT|
|1||1||3B||Darrin Christy||Kansas City, Ks||100.00|
|2||2||75T||Tyler Schoen||Halfway , Mo||95.00|
|3||4||25X||Rodger Detherage||Windsor , Mo||91.00|
|4||3||03||Jimmy Smith||Harrisonville , Mo||87.00|
|5||7||59||Byron Glotzbach||Topeka , Ks||84.00|
|6||6||58||Jeremiah Wilson||Concordia , Mo||81.00|
|7||8||53K||Larry Norris||Lone Jack, Mo||78.00|
|8||13||25XX||Nick Pickard||Leeton , Mo||76.00|
|9||5||52||Chris Akers||Marshall , Mo||74.00|
|10||9||28W||Krew Walburn||Emporia , Ks||72.00|
|11||12||13||Amanda Akers||Independence , Mo||70.00|
|12||11||51||Robert Gard||Warrensburg , Mo||68.00|
|13||15||007||Jason Ballard||Yates Center, Ks||66.00|
|14||10||15H||Dallas Heuser||Corder , Mo||64.00|
|15||14||3||Don Johnson||Overland Park, Ks||62.00|
|B-MOD MAIN EVENT|
|1||4||73||Cody Frazon||LaMonte , Mo||100.00|
|2||1||10R||Russell Niehoff||Lockwood , Mo||95.00|
|3||6||10||Johnny McGinnis||Hardin , Mo||91.00|
|4||3||96||Cody Brill||Harrisonville , Mo||87.00|
|5||13||28S||Bill Small||Holden , Mo||84.00|
|6||7||9||Don Marrs||Shawnee , Ks||81.00|
|7||9||44||Troy Carlyle||Kearney , Mo||78.00|
|8||11||12||Olen Stephens||Warrensburg , Mo||76.00|
|9||16||78||Ernie Walker||Sedalia , Mo||74.00|
|10||19||03||Chris Brockway||Warrensburg , Mo||72.00|
|11||8||C3||Chad Staus||Otterville , Mo||70.00|
|12||21||50JR||Leroy Morrison||Raymore , Mo||68.00|
|13||20||10F||Mark Forrester||Columbia , Mo||66.00|
|14||22||44D||Dean Truelove||Blue Springs, Mo||64.00|
|15||10||53||Dallas White||Centerview , Mo||62.00|
|16||15||13M||Kraig Maple||Independence , Mo||60.00|
|17||14||72||Bradley Moore||Urich , Mo||58.00|
|18||2||97J||Jeff Elder||Smithville , Mo||56.00|
|19||18||23T||Tim Smith||Concordia , Mo||55.00|
|20||12||10W||Doug Wetzel||Leeton , Mo||54.00|
|21||5||94||Jacob Ebert||Oak Grove, Mo||53.00|
|22||17||1B||Kaleb Bray||Archie , Mo||52.00|
|23||23||2||Rick Anderson||Marshall , Mo||51.00|
|STREET STOCKS FEATURE|
|1||2||7||Brett Wood||Warrensburg , Mo||100.00|
|2||1||30C||Clayton Campbell||Otterville , Mo||95.00|
|3||8||43||Brian Inlow||Concordia , Mo||91.00|
|4||4||65Z||Brian Ziegler||Bates City, Mo||87.00|
|5||5||14||Larry Ferris Ii||Kansas City, Ks||84.00|
|6||3||3||Allen Perryman||Belton , Mo||81.00|
|7||13||25XXX||Jay Prevete||Windsor , Mo||78.00|
|8||7||25||Brian Eckhoff||Higginsville , Mo||76.00|
|9||9||3X||Bobby Wood||Rayville , Mo||74.00|
|10||10||21D||Dalton Phillips||Clinton , Mo||72.00|
|11||12||158||Danny Mckenzie||Warrensburg , Mo||70.00|
|12||14||9T||Donald Johnston||Independence , Mo||68.00|
|13||6||04||Michael Woods||Kansas City, Ks||66.00|
|14||11||7X||Robert Brown||Warrensburg , Mo||64.00|
|USRA MODIFIED FEATURE|
|1||5||75||Gunner Martin||Independence , Mo||100.00|
|2||1||26K||Kevin Blackburn||Fulton , Mo||95.00|
|3||18||90||Terry Schultz||Sedalia , Mo||91.00|
|4||3||00M||Jim Moody||Odessa , Mo||87.00|
|5||16||27T||Robbie Test Jr||Jefferson City, Mo||84.00|
|6||7||3J||Lewis Jackson||Wellsville , Ks||81.00|
|7||20||92||Danny Scrogham||Peculiar , Mo||78.00|
|8||13||19K||Eddie Bray Jr.||Archie , Mo||76.00|
|9||12||B||Allan Broers||Edgerton , Ks||74.00|
|10||6||24JR||James Dean Eaton||Bates City, Mo||72.00|
|11||9||97K||Brian Johnson||Independence , Mo||70.00|
|12||19||2D||Dean Bachner||Olathe , Ks||68.00|
|13||15||X25||Travis Ruff||Belton , Mo||66.00|
|14||4||75RPM||Scotty Martin||Independence , Mo||64.00|
|15||21||9D||Dwight Niehoff||Neosho , Mo||62.00|
|16||14||12V||Nathan Vaughn||Sedalia , Mo||60.00|
|17||8||7J||Justin Johnson||Olathe, Ks||58.00|
|18||2||5K||Colson Kirk||Urbana , Mo||56.00|
|19||10||1K||Tim Karrick||Basehor , Ks||55.00|
|20||11||30||Dalton Kirk||Edgerton , Ks||54.00|
|21||17||00||Justin Plumb||Peculiar , Mo||45.00||DNS|
|22||22||5S||William Swarnes||Rich Hill, Mo||45.00||DNS|