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Lyle, Carter, Smith, Griggs, Burns, and Russell take Center Stage with Wins at Central Missouri Speedway!

Unsanctioned: A-Mods, Street Stocks, B-Mods, Mod-Lites, Pure Stocks, and E-Mods
Central Missouri Speedway
August 24, 2019
For Immediate Release

(Warrensburg, Missouri) Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) hosted its final regular race season championship weekly racing series on Saturday along with week four of the Top-Gun Series. All total, there were 92 race teams signed in for competition. Among drivers on hand were 16 Pure Stocks, 9 E-Mods, 19 Mod-Lites, 21 B-Mods, 12 Street Stocks, and 15 A-Mods.

Throughout the evening, drivers competed in a total of 13 preliminary heat races and 6 main events for a total of 19 races throughout the program. The night not only served as a continuing weekend for Top-Gun Series for drivers but also the final night of regular season championship points. The complete race program concluded by 10:15 with a fantastic night of racing by the drivers for the fans.

Pure Stock Results: (16 Cars). Heat race results: Heat One Top Three: Josh Crump, Scott Martin, D.J. Barnes. Heat Two Top Three: Bobby Russell, Logan Headley, Darrin Christy. 15-Lap A-Main Recap: Polesitters were Bobby Russell and Logan Headley. The Pure Stock championship came down to the final race of the night. Bobby Russell took the lead and paced the opening laps at blistering speed with Headley in tow. By lap five, the leader put around five-car lengths in front of Headley, D.J. Barnes, Scott Martin and Kyle Rowland. At the lap ten marker, caution flew over the field with Russell still in command over Headley, Barnes, Rowland, and Martin. After a series of late-race restarts and attempts to finish the race under green, white, and checkered-flag conditions, Russell eventually claimed the victory over Headley, who also wrapped up his first-ever CMS Track Championship. Behind Russell and Headley at the finish were D.J. Barnes, Scott Martin, Darrin Christy, and Josh Helm.

E-Mod Results: (9 Cars). Heat race results: Heat One Top Three: Steven Makar, Trevor Hand, Bobby Wood. 12-Lap A-Main Recap: Polesitters were Trevor Hand and Steven Makar. It was Makar who paced the field early in the event with Burns, Hand and Jeremy Curless. Makar led through lap four after which Burns moved to the front by lap five in front of Makar, Hand, Curless and Dakota Earls. Yellow flew at lap seven, forcing the lone restart of the event as Burns then built up a 1.7-second lead by lap nine. At lap 10 Burns led Makar, Curless, Hand, and Earls inside the top five. When the race concluded, it was Burns who once again visited victory lane and gaining points on Makar in the chase for the Top-Gun Series championship. Makar finished second in front of Curless, Hand, Earls, and Kit Bailey.

Mod-Lite Results: (19 Cars). Heat race results: Heat One Top Three: Dillon Raffurty, David Raffurty, Brian Ziegler. Heat Two Top Three: Donnie Dannar, Tony Kerr, Justin Raffurty. Heat Three Top Three: Ed Griggs, Michael Raffurty, Kevin White. 20-Lap A-Main Recap: Pole-sitters were Dillon Raffurty and Ed Griggs, who was in search of his second-consecutive victory. Griggs took command from the onset of the green flag and by lap five had a 1.29-second advantage of Dillon Raffurty, Donnie Dannar, David Raffurty, and Tony Kerr. At lap 10, Griggs still commanded the event but yellow flew and forced a restart over the field. On the restart, Griggs, led Dillon Raffurty, Dannar, David Raffurty and Mike Raffurty. Caution flew one more time at the lap 11 marker with Griggs still leading the same top four with Travis Alexander now fifth. By lap 15, Griggs opened his lead to 2.83 seconds and eventually went on to collect his second win in as many weeks, this time ahead of Dillon Raffurty, Dannar, David Raffurty, Alexander, and Mike Raffurty to round out the top six. Dillon Raffurty earned the track championship for the 2019 season.

B-Mod Results: (21 Cars). Heat race results: Heat One Top Three: Patrick Royalty, Sturgis Streeter, Jeff Douty. Heat Two Top Three: Jake Richards, Rod Cordon, Richard Streker. Heat Three Top Three: Brad Smith, Jacob Ebert, Olen Stephens. 20-Lap A-Main Recap: Patrick royalty and Jake Richards earned front-row starting positions as Richards was gunning for his first-ever track championship with Royalty trying to hold strong in the Top-Gun series points. Royalty shot out to an early race lead before caution fell over the field by lap two. When the field resumed action, Royalty led Brad Smith, Jacob Ebert, Jake Richards, and Rod Cordon in a close battle for the victory. By lap four and after a quick series of cautions, Smith took command of the race relegating Royalty to second with Ebert third. Cautions again plagued the B-Mod drivers throughout the race on lap eight and lap 12. Smith led Royalty, Ebert, Richards, and Sturgis Streeter for the final restart of the race, which had to be cut from the original planned 20-lap distance to 15 after exceeding the time limit. In the end, Smith prevailed for his 37th career CMS win with Royalty, Ebert, Richards, Streeter, and Cordon completing the top six. Richards was crowned the B-Mod champion for the 2019 season.

Street Stock Results: (12 Cars). Heat race results: Heat One Top Three: Larry Ferris II, Jimmy Ngo, Nathan Vaughn. Heat Two Top Three: Marc Carter, Brett Wood, Jason Park. 15-Lap A-Main Recap: Pole-sitters were Marc Carter and Larry Ferris II. Carter was the early lead through lap two and built up a two-second lead over Larry Ferris, Nathan Vaughn, and Jimmy Ngo to start the race. By lap five, Vaughn advanced to second with Ngo, Ferris, and newly crowned 2019 Track Champion, Brett Wood. For several laps, the best battle on the speedway was Ngo/Ferris, Wood, and Jay Prevete battling for third. At lap ten, Carter’s lead advanced to 3.3 seconds in front of Vaughn, Ngo, Wood, and Prevete. In the end, Carter took the win, his 47th career CMS victory, this one over Vaughn, Ngo, Wood, Michael Mullins, and Prevete.

A-Mod Results: (15 Cars). Heat race results: Heat One Top Three: Kevin Blackburn, Scotty Allen, Terry Schultz. Heat Two Top Three: Chad Lyle, Gunner Martin, Tim Karrick. 25-Lap A-Main Recap: Chad Lyle and Gunner Martin began the night’s final event from the front row. Gunner Martin set the early pace for the race with Lyle, Kevin Blackburn, and a rare CMS appearance by Scotty Allen. However, it was Chad Lyle who took command of the event in torrid battle with Martin by lap four. At lap six Martin fought back as the pair were virtually even at lap six with Lyle edging Martin by mere inches at the line. Behind the leaders, Blackburn, Karrick, and Dean Wille worked to advance positions inside the top five. By lap ten, Lyle’s advantage grew to 1.3 seconds in front of a close battle with Martin, Blackburn, and Karrick until the lone caution of the event flew at lap 12 for Allen, who stalled coming off turn four, bringing his strong run to an end. When racing resumed, Lyle led Blackburn, Martin, Karrick, and Wille. As the laps wore down, Lyle continued pulling away, but it was Karrick who then found the preferred line to move into second position at lap 21. Lyle maintained his pace at the front of the field and on this night went on to collect career win number 68 at CMS. Karrick finished second and earned his first-ever Track Championship. Martin took third with Wille, Blackburn, and Terry Schultz completing the top ten.

The ‘Top Gun’ series concludes next weekend at Lakeside Speedway on Friday, August 30th and Saturday, August 31st at CMS. Race divisions for the Top Gun series include: A-Mods, B-Mods, Pure Stocks, and E-Mods. 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.

The Labor Day weekend special events take place next weekend at CMS. The two nights of action begin on Saturday, August 31st and continues Sunday, September 1st featuring back-to-back $1,000-to-win nights for B-Mods, $3,000-to-win for A-Mods, and a National points-earning event for ULMA Late Models. After the races conclude on Sunday, plan on hanging out with us as we host a BYOB after-party in the party barn with Karaoke by Char … Monday is a holiday so stay up late with us! Additional classes in competition for the Labor Day weekend include Street Stocks on both Saturday and Sunday and Mod-Lites on Saturday. For additional CMS information, visit www.centralmissourispeedway.net and click on the special event tab titled “Labor Day Weekend at CMS.”

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 individuals permanently confined to a wheelchair are free in the grandstands. All pit passes $40.

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.

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 CMS and Lakeside Speedway championship banquet takes place at the Elks Lodge in Blue Springs, Missouri on Saturday, November 9th. Contact Susan Walls at 816.229.1338 for tickets, no calls after 8 p.m. please. Follow CMS on Twitter @CMSgoing_green, like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Missouri-Speedway. Join our email group by emailing info@centralmissourispeedway.net. Find CMS on YouTube at CMS Going Green!

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 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, SS, and ULMA Late Models.
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 8-24-19 (Full results may be found at www.centralmissourispeedway.net)
PURE STOCK A-Feature

PLACE START DRIVER POINTS
1. 1. Bobby Russell (38) Smithville, Mo. 100
2. 2. Logan Headley (23) Lone Jack, Mo. 95
3. 4. D J Barnes (5DJ) Pleasant Hill, Mo. 91
4. 5. Scott Martin (12) Warrensburg, Mo. 87
5. 6. Darrin Christy (3B) Kansas City, Ks. 84
6. 7. Joshua Edward Helm (49SR) Odessa, Mo. 81
7. 11. Joey Harper (21) Buckner, Mo. 78
8. 9. Spencer Reiff (7) Kansas City, Mo. 76
9. 10. Jonathan Evans (89) Knob Noster, Mo. 74
10. 12. Jimmie Workman (24) Concordia, Mo. 72
11. 15. Cameron Kelly (30K) 70
DNF. 8. Kyle Rowland (5) Olathe, Ks. 68
DNF. 3. Josh Crump (31) Urich, Mo. 66
DNF. 13. David Doelz (4D) Warsaw, Mo. 64
DNF. 14. Gale W Harper Jr (28Jr) Warrensburg, Mo. 62
DNS. 16. Jeff Hardy (427) Sedalia, Mo. 45

 

E MOD A-Feature

PLACE START DRIVER POINTS
1. 4. Shawn Burns (28) Overland Park, Ks. 100
2. 2. Steven Makar (4M) Basehor, Ks. 95
3. 5. Jeremy M Curless (33) Grain Valley, Mo. 91
4. 1. Trevor Hand (236) Bonner Springs, Ks. 87
5. 9. Dakota Earls (15E) Independence, Mo. 84
6. 8. Kristopher Bailey (77) Liberty, Mo. 81
7. 7. Leland Quint (118) Pleasant Hill, Mo. 78
8. 6. John Snyder (6J) Smithville, Mo. 76
45. 3. Booby Wood (33x) Rayville, Mo.  

 

MOD LITE A-Feature

PLACE START DRIVER POINTS
1. 2. Edward Griggs (47) Pleasant Hill, Mo. 100
2. 1. Dillon Raffurty (46) Kansas City, Ks. 95
3. 3. Donnie Dannar (171) Lone Jack, Mo. 91
4. 5. David Raffurty (64) Kansas City, Mo. 87
5. 11. Travis Alexander (36) Tonganoxie, Ks. 84
6. 4. Michael Raffurty (41) Kansas City, Mo. 81
7. 7. Brian Ziegler (65Z) Bates City, Mo. 78
8. 9. Nathan Wolfe (3) Lee`s Summit, Mo. 76
9. 6. Anthony Kerr (73) Grandview, Mo. 74
10. 8. Justin Raffurty (75) Kansas City, Mo. 72
11. 10. Kevin White (33) De Soto, Ks. 70
12. 17. Jeff Raffurty (98) Holt, Mo. 68
13. 15. Anthony Lane (02) Belton, Mo. 66
14. 14. Lucas Gillette (15) Peculiar, Mo. 64
15. 16. Joshua James Guy (2) Knob Noster, Mo. 62
16. 12. Jerry Taylor (14) Merriam, Ks. 60
17. 18. Molly Boly (31) Urich, Mo. 58
18. 19. James Beebe (03) Pleasant Hill, Mo. 56
19. 13. Tyler Furrell (34) Belton, Mo. 55

 

B MOD A-Feature

PLACE START DRIVER POINTS
1. 3. Brad Smith (99) Belton, Mo. 100
2. 1. Patrick Royalty (49) Kansas City, Ks. 95
3. 4. Jacob Ebert (94) Oak Grove, Mo. 91
4. 2. Jake Richards (7J) Lansing, Ks. 87
5. 6. Sturgis Streeter (61) Hoyt, Ks. 84
6. 5. Rodney L Cordon (17) Independence, Mo. 81
7. 9. Chris Brockway (03) Knob Noster, Mo. 78
8. 14. Derek Nevels (88N) Corder, Mo. 76
9. 19. Kameron Grindstaff (14) Independence, Mo. 74
10. 7. Richard Streker (R4) Lee Summit, Mo. 72
11. 11. Olen Stephens (12Jr) Warrensburg, Mo. 70
12. 15. Richard Brainard (3B) Sedalia, Mo. 68
13. 18. Matt Michaels (13M) Lee`s Summit, Mo. 66
14. 20. Jason Reeves (5R) Lawson, Mo. 64
15. 13. Scott Pullen (08) Urich, Mo. 62
DNF. 10. Jeffery Douty (77) Butler, Mo. 60
DNF. 17. Dallas Heuser (15H) Corer, Mo. 58
DNF. 16. Rick Anderson (8) Slater, Mo. 56
DNF. 8. Jacob Callahan (27) Pleasant Hill, Mo. 55
DNS. 12. Donald R Marrs (9) Shawnee, Ks. 45
DNS. 21. Jeremy Lile (05) Higginsville, Mo. 45

 

STREET STOCK A-Feature

PLACE START DRIVER POINTS
1. 1. Marc Carter (10) Warrensburg, Mo. 100
2. 4. Nathan Vaughn (12V) Sedalia, Mo. 95
3. 3. James Allen Ngo (60) Independence, Mo. 91
4. 5. Brett Wood (7) Warrensburg, Mo. 87
5. 9. Michael Mullins (M20) Kingsville, Mo. 84
6. 7. Jay Prevete (25xxx) Windsor, Mo. 81
7. 2. Larry Ferris Il (14) Kansas City, Ks. 78
8. 10. Christopher Kircher (28K) Drexel, Mo. 76
9. 8. Jerry Schmidt (11x) Blue Summit, Mo. 74
10. 6. Jason K Park (175) Kansas City, Ks. 72
11. 11. Randy Jester (51) Odesa, Mo. 70
12. 12. Junior Woods (04K) Overland Park, Ks. 68

 

MODIFIED A-Feature

PLACE START DRIVER POINTS
1. 1. Chad Lyle (16S) Oak Grove, Mo. 100
2. 6. Timothy W Karrick (1K) Basehor, Ks. 95
3. 2. Gunner Martin (75) Sugar Creek, Mo. 91
4. 7. Dean K Wille (68) Warrensburg, Mo. 87
5. 3. Kevin Blackburn (88) Fulton, Mo. 84
6. 5. Terry L Schultz (90) Sedalia, Mo. 81
7. 9. Kameron Grindstaff (14) Independence, Mo. 78
8. 11. David Wood (82) Richmond, Mo. 76
9. 10. Johnny Wyman (95JR) Fulton, Mo. 74
10. 8. Rodney Schweizer (74) Kansas City, Ks. 72
11. 12. Richard S Florence (42) Lathrop, Mo. 70
12. 13. Richard M Layne (0) Kansas City, Mo. 68
13. 15. Allan Lawrence (94) Gardner, Ks. 66
14. 14. Patrick Mahnken (10) Fulton, Mo. 64
15. 4. Scotty Allen (12) Urban, Mo. 62

 

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