Unsanctioned: A-Mods, Street Stocks, B-Mods, Mod-Lites, Pure Stocks, and E-Mods
Central Missouri Speedway
August 10, 2019
For Immediate Release
(Warrensburg, MO) Ninety-six race teams checked in for a hot summer night of racing action at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) on Saturday. Among cars in competition were 13 Pure Stocks, 9 E-Mods, 17 Mod-Lites, 26 B-Mods, 16 Street Stocks, and 15 A-Mods.
Throughout the night, drivers competed in 15 preliminary heat races and six main events among the competing classes. The competition served as week two of the co-sanctioned Top Gun Series.
Pure Stock Results: (13 Cars). Heat One Top Three: Scotty Martin, Jeff Hardy, Jonathan Evans. Heat Two Top Three: Spencer Reiff, Darrin Christy, Gary Akers. A-Main Recap: Spencer Reiff and Scotty Martin earned the front row starting spots for the 15-lap Pure Stock main event. Martin shot out to an early race lead over Reiff, Jeff Hardy and Darrin Christy in the opening circuits. By lap seven, Logan Headley moved into the third position over Hardy and Gary Akers while Martin and Reiff continued in first and second. Martin set a torrid pace as he pulled away to claim victory in the Sherry and Bobby Russell-owned 38 car. Behind Martin at the finish were Reiff, Headley, Hardy, Jonathan Evans and Gary Akers.
E-Mod Results: (9 Cars). Heat One Top Three: Jeremy Curless, Steven Makar, Dakota Earls. Heat Two Top Three: Shawn Burns, Bobby Wood, Kit Bailey. A-Main Recap: Jeremy Curless and Shawn Burns accumulated the most passing points from the heat races and started from row one in the 12-lap E-Mod main event. Burns quickly shot out to an early race lead and by the halfway marker built his lead to nearly a full straightaway. Caution flew on lap seven for a single-car spin as Steven Makar challenged Burns for the lead on the restart when green-flag action returned with Curless in third. Lap-after lap, Makar hounded Burns as the pair raced clean and green for the victory. In the end, Burns pulled away on the final circuit and collected another CMS victory, this time over Makar in second. Curless finished third with Kit Baily fourth, Dakota Earls fifth and Bobby Wood sixth.
Mod-Lite Results: (17 Cars). Heat One Top Three: Dillon Raffurty, Nathan Wolfe, Jesse Wright. Heat Two Top Three: Jeff Raffurty, Titan Crump, Michael Raffurty. Heat Three Top Three: David Raffurty, Tyler Furrell, Josh Guy. A-Main Recap: David and Dillon Raffurty earned the row one starting positions for the night’s 20-lap Mod-Lite main event. David Raffurty paced the early laps over son Dillon with Jeff Raffurty, Nathan Wolfe and Jesse Wright battling inside the top five by lap four. For the next several circuits Dillon Raffurty pressured his father for the lead and took command at lap six. A quick caution flew on lap seven for a single-car spin and again at lap eight for a two-car spin. When racing resumed, Dillon led Father David, uncle Jeff Raffurty and Donnie Dannar inside the top four. Dillon blistered the field and the track once again and went on to collect his eleventh feature win of the season, this one over Father David. Donnie Dannar collected third in a fierce and clean battle with Jeff Raffurty in fourth. Nathan Wolfe finished fifth just ahead of Travis Alexander in sixth.
B-Mod Results: (26 Cars). Heat One Top Three: Jake Richards, Patrick Royalty, Ryan Edde. Heat Two Top Three:
Don Marrs, Sturgis Streeter, Johnny McGinnis. Heat Three Top Three: Chad Status, Doug Wetzel, Steven Clancy. Heat Four Top Three: Alan Ferguson, Jacob Ebert, Kameron Grindstaff. A-Main Recap: Jake Richards and Chad Status earned starting positions one and two for the 15-lap Street Stock feature. Jake Richards shot out to an early race lead over Chad Status and Patrick Royalty with Don Marrs in the mix as well. Caution flew at lap two and when the green flag action retuned, it was Richards who led the charge. Caution flew again on lap four with Richards once again. Caution again flew at lap five as drivers continued to have trouble maneuvering the track. At the lap ten marker, Richards led Royalty, Sturgis Streeter, Jacob Ebert and Steven Clancy. The field came to a yellow flag at lap 13 with Richards out front of Royalty, Ebert, Streeter, and Clancy. After one final caution, the green light stayed on over the final six circuits as Richards and Royalty fought hard right to the finish with the pair racing hard right to the line. Richards ultimately picked up the win over Royalty, Streeter, Ebert, Clancy, and Ryan Edde.
Street Stock Results: (16 Cars). Heat One Top Three: John Brooks, Jimmy Ngo, Devin Irvin. Heat Two Top Three:
A-Main Recap: Cody Frazon, Brett Wood, Marc Carter. Frazon and Brooks earned top honors to start on row one of the 15-lap Street Stock main event. At the end of lap one, Frazon and Brooks were nearly even as Frazon edged Brooks to the line. Caution flew at lap two for three cars as the field went back to green shortly thereafter. Frazon quickly built up a second-and-a-half lead over Brooks in second. On lap five, Brooks, Carter, Wood, and Irvin were involved in a spin at turn three. Caution again flew at lap six as the field went back to action, but the yellow came right back out for Jimmy Ngo, whose car broke in turn four. Another caution flew at the lap eight marker but caution again waived to force another restart. By lap 12, Aaron Poe put pressure on the leader down low while Clayton Campbell took to the high side to try and close in. In the end, Cody Frazon prevailed for the victory with Aaron Poe a close second and Campbell right behind in third. Jerry Schmidt had a strong finish in fourth followed by Marc Carter and Scott Johnson.
A-Mod Results: (15 Cars). Heat One Top Three: Gunner Martin, Tim Karrick, Kyle Westerhold. Heat Two Top Three: Matt Johnson, Rick Beebe, Colson Kirk. Heat Three Top Three: Johnny Wyman, Jason Pursley, Chad Clancy. A-Main Recap: Gunner Martin and Johnny Wyman accumulated the most passing points to earn the top two starting spots for the nightcap event of the night, the 25-lap A-Mod feature. Caution flew early for Rick Beebe on lap one before the field went back to green-flag racing. Martin led by one second over Tim Karrick, Matt Johnson, Jason Pursley and Colson Kirk by lap five. At lap seven, Karrick pulled just behind Martin to challenge for the lead off turn four, and again at lap eight the pair were nose-to-tail as Matt Johnson slowly reeled in the top two. The lead trio continued to pull away by lap 12 as Jason Pursley, Colson Kirk, Chad Clancy and Terry Schultz tried to stay with the leaders. Martin took to the high side around lapped traffic at lap fourteen as Karrick, then began to feel pressure from Johnson. At lap 16, the lead trio were separated by 1.07 seconds as they fought for the win. Caution flew at the lap 18 marker as drivers continued to jockey for positions. Karrick rand the low side into turn one at lap 19 but Martin stayed out front as the pair touched coming to the line and on the ensuing lap as Matt Johnson watched from third. As the leaders were on lap 22, contact between the leaders resulted in Martin spinning and restarting at the tail. At the conclusion of the race, Karrick crossed the finish line first with Matt Johnson second. Colson Kirk had one of his strongest-ever finishes in third with Terry Schultz advancing to fourth from fifteenth on the grid. Jason Pursley made his long haul pay off with a nice top five in fifth while Chad Clancy also had a strong run in sixth.
The ‘Top Gun’ series continues next week at Lakeside Speedway on Friday and Saturday at CMS. The series runs throughout the month of August at each race venue. The mini-series runs five weeks using an accumulative championship points-earning system. Race divisions for the Top Gun series include: A-Mods, B-Mods, Pure Stocks, and E-Mods. Remaining Lakeside Speedway Top Gun Series Dates are August 16, 23, and 30. The coinciding remaining dates at CMS are August 17, 24, and 31. Both tracks will also run their regularly scheduled full weekly race programs during this time frame as announced. For CMS, E-mods will become a part of the racing program for the duration of August.
The outstanding group of business partners for the Top Gun Series includes Tompkins Industries, Seeburg Muffler, Johnson County Key Service, Crystal Trenching, Christy’s Tasty Queen, Blue Springs Truck Line, Cliff Harris Ford, Midwest Coating Inc, Rick Beebe Heating and Cooling, LLC and Signs by Gunner. If you would like to add your name to the list of partners, please contact Susan Walls at 816.229.1338, no calls after 8 p.m.
Gates open at 4:30, followed by grandstand admission at 5, driver pill draw cutoff at 6:15 (no passing points if driver is a late check-in), pit meeting at 6:30, hot laps at 7, and racing at 7:30. Adult admission is $12, Active Duty Military and Senior Citizens aged 65 to 72 $10, Kids 6 to 12 years old $6, five and under free, 75 and older and those permanency confined to a wheelchair free in the grandstand. All pit passes $35.
The Labor Day weekend special events are just a few weeks away at CMS. The weekend features back-to-back $1,000-to-win nights for B-Mod competitors, $3,000-to-win for A-Mods, and a National points-earning event for ULMA Late Models. In addition to those classes, the weekend also serves as the finale for the Lakeside Speedway and CMS co-sanctioned Top Gun Series featuring A-Mods, B-Mods, Pure Stocks, and E-Mods on Saturday. Additional classes in competition for the Labor Day weekend include Street Stocks on both Saturday and Sunday and Mod-Lites on Saturday.
Beyond the Labor Day weekend, CMS is gearing up for the third-annual Street Stock Showdown. The ‘Triple S at CMS’ has quickly grown into one of the most anticipated events of the season and features a $5,000-to-win, 40-lap Street Stock main event paying a whopping $5,000 to the winner! The event gets underway on Friday, September 20th featuring Street Stock drivers competing in three rounds of qualifying heat races. B-Mods and ULMA Late Models are also on the night’s racing card. Then, on Saturday, September 21st, Street Stock drivers return for the final events leading up to the big-money finale. B-Mods return as part of the action along with Mod-Lites to complete the racing card for the night. The event marks the final events of the 2019 CMS season.
CMS is actively seeking business partners and sponsors for this great event, which is well attended by drivers and fans. Participating sponsor receive complimentary tickets to the event. Your business will be included in pre- and post-race press releases for each event, will receive PA announcements throughout the weekend, your business name and logo will be printed on the night 2 driver roster during the Street Stock Showdown weekend, and your business will be mentioned a “presenting” for events for the weekend. In addition, you will also have a presence on the CMS Website and Facebook page. If you are interested in partnering with us for this event, contact Susan Walls at 816.229.1338 or Public Relations director Sam Stoecklin at 660.909.1083.
The final points-earning night for weekly championship racing takes place on August 24th. The Labor Day weekend is a non-track points-earning night in all classes. The night will count towards the Top Gun Series points only. CMS recently announced it has waived the track registration fee for the remainder of the season. For more information, visit www.centralmissourispeedway.net and click on the special event tab titled “Labor Day Weekend at CMS.” CMS and Lakeside Speedway will host their season-ending championship banquet at the Elks Lodge in Blue Springs, Missouri on Saturday, November 9th.
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Central Missouri Speedway Business Partners Include: Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford, Midwest Coatings, Classic Hits Power 97.7 FM, Logan Contractors Supply, Inc., Budweiser, Pepsi, Country 94.1 FM KFKF, Joslin’s Jewelry, Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station, KMMO FM 102.9, Seeburg Mufflers, World Finance, Batliner Recycling, Heartland Waste, Big O Tires, O’Reilly Auto Parts Warrensburg, RacinDirt.com, DQ Grill & Chill of Warrensburg, KMZU The Farm 100.7 FM and KRLI Country 103.9 FM, Brooks Automotive LLC, Kleinschmidt’s Western Store, OK Tire Stores, Elk Horn Tent and Canvas, Miller Lite, Zaxby’s Absolutely Craveable Chicken, Blue Springs Truck Line, OK Wheel Alignment, Elite Auto Repair, LJS Graphics, Eickleberry Concrete & Construction, Rick Darling Performance, JA Performance and Outdoor Services, Alternative Wire and Cable, Kenny’s Tile & Flooring, MFA Oil, Gator Graphics, Buffalo Wild Wings, B&D Transmission, Fastenal, D&M Plumbing, LLC, Mid-America Packaged Ice, and RockAuto.com.
Upcoming Events at Central Missouri Speedway
August 17th – Alternative Wire & Cable/Logan Cont., Weekly Racing 15. Holden Chamber Night. (EM)
August 24th – Weekly Racing 16. (AM, SS, BM, ML, PS, EM)
August 31st – Seeburg Muffler Race Night, Labor Day Weekend. $1,000-to-win B-Mods. Night one A-Mod qualifying. Featuring AM, SS, BM, ML, PS, EM.
September 1st – (Sunday) Night 2, Labor Day Weekend. $1,000-to-win B-Mods. Night two A-Mod qualifying and $3,000-to-win. Featuring AM, BM, EM, ULMA.
September 20th – (Friday) Night 1, Third Annual Street Stock Showdown. Featuring SS, BM, ULMA.
September 21st – (Saturday) Night 2, Third Annual Street Stock Showdown. Featuring SS, BM, ML.
A-Main Results from 8-10-19 (Full results may be found at www.centralmissourispeedway.net)
PURE STOCK A-Feature
PLACE START DRIVER POINTS
1. 2. Scotty Martin (38) Independence, Mo. 100
2. 1. Spencer Reiff (7) Kansas City, Mo. 95
3. 7. Logan Headley (23) Lone Jack, Mo. 91
4. 3. Jeff Hardy (427) Sedalia, Mo. 87
5. 6. Jonathan Evans (89) Knob Noster, Mo. 84
6. 5. Gary Akers (13A) Independence, Mo. 81
7. 4. Darrin Christy (3B) Kansas City, Ks. 78
8. 8. Gale W Harper Jr (28Jr) Warrensburg, Mo. 76
9. 10. Scott Martin (12) Warrensburg, Mo. 74
10. 9. Blaine Nolker (F86) Hardin, Mo. 72
11. 13. Joey Harper (21) Buckner, Mo. 70
12. 11. Jimmie Workman (24) Concordia, Mo. 68
DNS. 12. David Doelz (4D) Warsaw, Mo. 45
E MOD A-Feature
PLACE START DRIVER POINTS
1. 2. Shawn Burns (28) Overland Park, Ks. 100
2. 3. Steven Makar (4M) Basehor, Ks. 95
3. 1. Jeremy M Curless (33) Grain Valley, Mo. 91
4. 6. Kristopher Bailey (77) Liberty, Mo. 87
5. 5. Dakota Earls (15E) Independence, Mo. 84
6. 4. Booby Wood (33x) Rayville, Mo. 81
7. 7. Leland Quint (118) Pleasant Hill, Mo. 78
8. 8. Jesse Johnson (81) Warsaw, Mo. 76
DNF. 9. Chris Wunder (1der) Cleveland, Mo.
MOD LITE A-Feature
PLACE START DRIVER POINTS
1. 2. Dillon Raffurty (46) Kansas City, Ks. 100
2. 1. David Raffurty (64) Kansas City, Mo. 95
3. 13. Donnie Dannar (171) Lone Jack, Mo. 91
4. 3. Jeff Raffurty (98) Holt, Mo. 87
5. 4. Nathan Wolfe (3) Lee`s Summit, Mo. 84
6. 10. Travis Alexander (36) Tonganoxie, Ks. 81
7. 12. Justin Raffurty (75) Kansas City, Mo. 78
8. 8. Jesse Wright (67w) Peculiar, Mo. 76
9. 16. Kevin White (33) De Soto, Ks. 74
10. 7. Michael Raffurty (41) Kansas City, Mo. 72
11. 5. Titan Crump (3T) Little Rock, Ar. 70
12. 9. Joshua James Guy (2) Knob Noster, Mo. 68
13. 14. Kellie Vail (12V) Louisburg, Ks. 66
14. 6. Tyler Furrell (34) Belton, Mo. 64
15. 17. James Beebe (03) Pleasant Hill, Mo. 62
16. 11. Kelly Bergstrom (9) Edwardsville, Ks. 60
DNS. 15. Kyle Jennings Guy (17) Leeton, Mo. 45
B MOD A-Feature
PLACE START DRIVER POINTS
1. 1. Jake Richards (7J) Lansing, Ks. 100
2. 6. Patrick Royalty (49) Kansas City, Ks. 95
3. 7. Sturgis Streeter (61) Hoyt, Ks. 91
4. 8. Jacob Ebert (94) Oak Grove, Mo. 87
5. 11. Stephen Clancy (12c) Odessa, Mo. 84
6. 9. Ryan Edde (15) Cross Timbers, Mo. 81
7. 4. Donald R Marrs (9) Shawnee, Ks. 78
8. 2. Robert Chad Staus (c3) Otterville, Mo. 76
9. 12. Kameron Grindstaff (14) Independence, Mo. 74
10. 13. Jeremy Lile (05) Higginsville, Mo. 72
11. 3. Doug Wetzel (10W) Leeton, Mo. 70
12. 5. Alan Ferguson (20) Adrian, Mo. 68
13. 10. Johnny McGinnis (10) Hardin, Mo. 66
14. 16. Dayton Pursley (10P) Hermitage, Mo. 64
15. 17. Kaleb Bray (19B) Archie, Mo. 62
16. 18. Tyler Wood (7) Harrisonville, Mo. 60
17. 19. Kenneth E McDonald Jr (25) Adrian, Mo. 58
18. 20. Scott Pullen (08) Urich, Mo. 56
19. 21. Darren Phillips (21p) Urich, Mo. 55
20. 25. Skylar Nolker (99M) Richmond, Mo. 54
21. 23. Matt Michaels (13M) Lee`s Summit, Mo. 53
22. 26. Jacob Makings (42M) Odessa, Mo. 52
23. 22. Dallas Heuser (15H) Corder, Mo. 51
24. 15. Chris Brockway (03) Knob Noster, Mo. 50
DNS. 14. Cody Brill (96) Harrisonville, Mo. 45
DNS. 24. Jason Reeves (5R) Lawson, Mo. 45
STREET STOCK A-Feature
PLACE START DRIVER POINTS
1. 1. Cody Monroe Frazon (04) Lamonte, Mo. 100
2. 7. Aaron Samuel Poe (45) Knob Noster, Mo. 95
3. 10. Clayton W Campbell (30C) Otterville, Mo. 91
4. 14. Jerry Schmidt (11x) Blue Summit, Mo. 87
5. 4. Marc Carter (10) Warrensburg, Mo. 84
6. 8. Scott Jeffrey Johnson (7m) Nevada, Mo. 81
7. 9. Larry Ferris Il (14) Kansas City, Ks. 78
8. 16. Christopher Kircher (28K) Drexel, Mo. 76
9. 3. Brett Wood (7) Warrensburg, Mo. 74
10. 2. John Brooks (27) Warrensburg, Mo. 72
11. 13. Jerry Brown (67X) Hume, Mo. 70
12. 15. Randy Jester (51) Odesa, Mo. 68
13. 11. Jason K Park (175) Kansas City, Ks. 66
14. 6. Devin Irvin (67) Cleveland, Mo. 64
15. 5. James Allen Ngo (60) Independence, Mo. 62
16. 12. Michael Mullins (M20) Kingsville, Mo. 60
PLACE START DRIVER POINTS
1. 3. Timothy W Karrick (1K) Basehor, Ks. 100
2. 4. Matt Johnson (1X) Archie, Mo. 95
3. 8. Colson Kirk (5K) Urbana, Mo. 91
4. 15. Terry L Schultz (90) Sedalia, Mo. 87
5. 5. Jason Pursley (38C) Hermitage, Mo. 84
6. 9. Chad Clancy (21C) Polo, Mo. 81
7. 10. Kevin Blackburn (88) Fulton, Mo. 78
8. 13. David Wood (82) Richmond, Mo. 76
9. 2. Johnny Wyman (95JR) Fulton, Mo. 74
10. 1. Gunner Martin (75) Sugar Creek, Mo. 72
11. 14. Kameron Grindstaff (14) Independence, Mo. 70
12. 11. Rodney Schweizer (74) Kansas City, Ks. 68
13. 7. Kyle Westerhold (17k) Blue Springs, Mo. 66
DNF. 12. Allan Lawrence (94) Gardner, Ks. 64
DNF. 6. Rick Beebe (22B) Shawnee, Ks. 62