Central Missouri Speedway
June 20, 2020
For Immediate Release
(Warrensburg, Missouri) A total of 81 race teams signed in for Pepsi Night at the Races at Central Missouri Speedway on Saturday evening. Drivers on hand included 18 A-Mods, 16 B-Mods, 19 Mod-Lites, 18 Pure Stocks, and 10 Street Stocks.
Throughout the evening, fans witness nine preliminary heat races using the passing points systems to set the lineups for the 5 main events to close out the night. By the time the program concluded, Gunner Martin, Aaron Poe, Steven Clancy, Dillon Raffurty, and Nate Barnes found themselves in victory lane with feature race victories.
Pure Stock Recap: Spencer Reiff and James Mirts finished one-two in the opening Pure Stock heat just like they did in last week’s main event to start off the night’s racing. Nate Barnes of Holt, Missouri captured the second heat over David Doelz. Nate Barnes and Spencer Reiff began the 15-lap Pure Stock feature from row one. Barnes quickly grabbed the lead and held the spot over Russell and Reiff through the early stages. Russell began pressuring for the lead by lap four. Yellow regrouped the field on laps six, 10, and 11 as Barnes continued to lead Russell, Reiff, James Mirts, and Jonathan Evans inside the top five. After the final caution, it was a four-lap dash to the finish as the top three broke free from the rest of the pack. In the end, Barnes was the man to beat as he took the victory over Russell, Reiff, Evans, and David Doelz.
Mod-Lite Recap: A pair of Mod-Lite heats settled the 20-lap main event lineup for later in the evening as David Raffurty took the win over Ed Griggs who advanced from eighth on the grid to second at the finish. Dillon Raffurty advanced from last on the grid to take the win over Donnie Dannar in the second and final heat. Dillon Raffurty and Ed Griggs earned the most passing points from the preliminary heats to set the stage for the 20-lap Mod-Lite main. Ed Griggs was quick from the start with Dillon Raffurty settling into second in the opening laps. Yellow flew once in the race and it was early as Donnie Dannar fell from contention. After that, it was 18 straight laps of green-flag racing to finish the race. By lap four, Dillon Raffurty moved to the front as he and Griggs broke away from the rest of the field. On lap eight, Dillon Raffurty turned a lap of 15.211 seconds. David Raffurty, Mike Raffurty, and Garrett Stonum ran strong in the top five. By lap 15, Mike Raffurty moved around David Raffurty to take third. It was smooth sailing from there as Dillon Raffurty captured his sixth-straight victory. Griggs fought hard but settled for second with Mike Raffurty third, David Raffurty fourth and Garrett Stonum fifth.
B-Mod Recap: The opening B-Mod heat went to Patrick Royalty who was searching for his consecutive ween streak to keep going, Jeremy Lile raced his way to second. The final B-Mod heat victory went to Sturgis Streeter in a hard-fought win over Steve Clancy. Jeremy Lile and Steven Clancy began the 20-lap B-Mod main event from row one. This was a fantastic feature event is the only way to describe this race! From the onset, Clancy led Lile and Patrick Royalty. Debris forced a caution by lap 6, after that the drivers went back to work with Lile and Royalty doing everything they could to stay up front with Clancy. At lap 7 the action was tight with Clancy out front but by lap 11, Lile went to the point. The following lap saw Clancy retake the lead off turn four. By lap 13, Sturgis Streeter moved to fourth and closed in on the top three. A late yellow forced a late-restart and it was a dogfight to the finish with the lead four cars close, especially Lile and Clancy. On the final lap, Lile pressured hard as the drivers ran close with side-by-side action. Off turn four, Lile gave it everything he had but fell just short at the line as Clancy collected the win over Lile, Royalty, Streeter, and Jacob Ebert in fifth.
Street Stock Recap: A light car count led to just one heat race to sort out the Street Stock feature. Clayton Campbell was turning faster laps than some of the B-Mod competitors as he captured the win going away from Dallas White and Cody Frazon of Warrensburg. For the 15-lap main event, Clayton Campbell and Cody Frazon led the field to green with Frazon out front early in another fantastic race as the leaders stayed close-quarters for the entire distance. By lap seven after swapping the lead, Frazon found himself out front of Campbell, Aaron Poe, and Dallas White. These four stayed close for the next several laps as the drivers ran flawlessly side-by-side. Lap-after-lap the top contenders ran close and hard to sort out the front of the pack to the delight of fans taking it all in. For a while it looked like Frazon was going to win, then Campbell came on strong and appeared to be on his way to victory, but in the race’s final moments, coming for the checkered flag, Aaron Poe used an outside move to collect his fourth feature win of the year, this time over Campbell, Frazon, Jay Prevete, and Dallas White.
A-Mod Recap: As the night progressed the track became a little more challenging with some signs of all the moisture showing up late in the week but the talented field of A-Mod drivers completed their heat races before the track crew went to work on the track for the second half of the program. Kameron Grindstaff led Dustin Hodges to the line in heat one while Terry Schultz held off last week’s feature winner in Gunner Martin in the second and final heat. Dustin Hodges was to have the pole position at the start of the race, but mechanical issues allowed Terry Schultz and Gunner Martin to start the final race of the night, the 25-lap A-Mod main from row one. Schultz quickly shot out to an early race lead ahead of a strong and valiant effort by Kameron Grindstaff with Martin, Karrick, and Danny Scrogham inside the top five. While Schultz led by lap 11, Martin moved into second and left Grindstaff, Karrick, and Brad Smith to battle for third. By lap 12, Martin began closing in on Schultz up front and after a caution on lap 13 regrouped the field, Schultz held on to a lead over Martin. On lap 16, Martin found his way to the front with Schultz now second while Tim Karrick took over third. A late caution flag on lap 19 bunched the field one more time and over the final six circuits Martin stayed ahead of Schultz’s late-race charge to collect his third-consecutive A-Mod win. Schultz was second followed by Karrick, Grindstaff, and Dean Wille, who moved up from 17th on the grid to finish in fifth.
Next up, CMS regular weekly racing continues for Midwest Coating Race Night on Saturday, June 27 with unsanctioned A-Mods, Street Stocks, B-Mods, Mod-Lites, and Pure Stocks. Pit 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 are $35.
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Upcoming Events at Central Missouri Speedway
June 27th – Race #7 – Midwest Coating Race Night! – AM, SS, BM, ML, PS
July 4th – Race #8 – 20th Annual Tom Wilson Memorial – $3,000-to-Win A-Mods. Plus, Street Stocks, B-Mods, Mod-Lites, Pure Stocks, and Fireworks Show! Special Event pricing in effect.
July 11th – Weekend Off, No Racing
July 18th – Race #9 – Heartland Waste Race Night! – AM, SS, BM, ML, PS
A-Main Results from 6-20-20. Full results at www.centralmissourispeedway.myracepass.com.
A-Mods, A Feature, 25 Laps
1. 75-Gunner Martin; 2. 90-Terry Schultz; 3. 1K-Tim Karrick; 4. 14-Kameron Grindstaff; 5. 68-Dean Wille; 6. 31-Brad Smith; 7. 17K-Kyle Westerhold; 8. 88-Jimmy Dowell; 9. 7-Anthony Tanner; 10. 5-Zack Gilmore; 11. 10-Johnny McGinnis; 12. 00-Justin Plumb; 13. (DNF) 29-Danny Scrogham; 14. (DNF) 24JR-James Eaton; 15. (DNF) 22H-Dustin Hodges; 16. (DNF) 311-John Baker; 17. (DNF) 97K-Brian Johnson; 18. (DNF) 17-Rod Cordon
Street Stocks, A Feature, 15 Laps
1. 45-Aaron Poe; 2. 30C-Clayton Campbell; 3. 04-Cody Frazon; 4. 25XXX-Jay Prevete; 5. 254-Dallas White; 6. 09-Chad Eickleberry; 7. M20-Michael Mullins; 8. (DNF) 83K-Denny Fitzpatrick; 9. (DNS) 54-Brandon Hays; 10. (DNS) 51-Randy Jester
B Mods, A Feature, 20 Laps
1. 12C-Steve Clancy; 2. 05-Jeremy Lile; 3. 49-Patrick Royalty; 4. 61-Sturgis Streeter; 5. 94-Jacob Ebert; 6. 15S-Kody Bray; 7. 88-Derek Nevels; 8. 19B-Kaleb Bray; 9. 14-Sebastian Wolfenbarger; 10. 96-Cody Brill; 11. 7TW-Tyler Wood; 12. 12JR-Olen Stephens; 13. 6S-Wayne Stevens; 14. (DNF) 03-Chris Brockway; 15. (DNF) 55-Ryan Medeiros; 16. (DNF) 3W-Jim Moody
Mod-Lites, A Feature, 20 Laps
1. 46-Dillon Raffurty; 2. 47-Ed Griggs; 3. 41-Michael Raffurty; 4. 64-David Raffurty; 5. 4K-Garrett Stonum; 6. 98-Jeff Raffurty; 7. 75-Justin Raffurty; 8. 36-Travis Alexander; 9. 171-Donnie Dannar; 10. 3-Nathan Wolfe; 11. 33-Kevin White; 12. 327-Tony Sterner; 13. 73-Anthony Kerr; 14. 34-Tyler Furrell; 15. 18-Josh Guy; 16. 92-Michael Everhart; 17. 3X-Mark Downey; 18. (DNF) 17-Kyle Guy; 19. (DNF) 03-James Beebe
Pure Stocks, A Feature, 15 Laps
1. 20X-Nate Barnes; 2. 38-Bobby Russell; 3. 7-Spencer Reiff; 4. 89-Jonathan Evans; 5. 39-James Mirts; 6. 4D-David Doelz; 7. 11S-Tyler Starmer; 8. 3B-Darrin Christy; 9. 30K-Cameron Kelly; 10. 19-Richard McCaulley; 11. 10-David Schrills; 12. M87-Mallory Stiffler; 13. 427-Jeff Hardy; 14. 2B-Brian Cox; 15. 12-Scott Martin; 16. 2E-Jerett Evans; 17. (DNF) 78-Chris Akers; 18. (DNF) 28JR-Gale Harper