McKenna, Clancy, Poe, Kelly, and Parks Secure Central Missouri Speedway Victories!

Central Missouri Speedway
May 14, 2022
By Sam Stoecklin
For Immediate Release

(Warrensburg, Missouri) The first special event of the 2022 season took place on Saturday evening with the third appearance of the SLMR Super Late Models presented by Seeburg Muffler. All total, 65 race teams were on hand, including 16 SLMR Late Models were on hand, plus 14 B-Mods, 13 POWRi Super Stocks, 14 Pure Stocks, and 8 POWRi Midwest (E) Mods.

By the end of the night, the main event victories were collected by Charlie McKenna in SLMR action, Stephen Clancy in B-Mods, Aaron Poe in POWRi Super Stocks, Cameron Kelly in Pure Stocks, and Jason Parks in Midwest (E) Mods.

Dirt Super Late Models – 16 Entries
Qualifying Round
1. 1-Jake Neal, 00:13.315[5]; 2. 22C-Charlie McKenna, 00:13.430[11]; 3. 04-Tad Pospisil, 00:13.483[3]; 4. 99-Jesse Sobbing, 00:13.524[13]; 5. 24-Bill Leighton, 00:13.652[14]; 6. 26JR-Corey Zeitner, 00:13.695[16]; 7. 52-Brian Kosiski, 00:13.833[8]; 8. 15C-Curt Schroeder, 00:13.873[2]; 9. J1-Jesse Stovall, 00:13.938[6]; 10. 3AM-Cole Wayman, 00:13.962[4]; 11. 99D-Darrel DeFrance, 00:13.997[7]; 12. 53-Andrew Kosiski, 00:14.006[1]; 13. 25-Brad Perdue, 00:14.060[15]; 14. 65-Jon Binning, 00:14.274[10]; 15. 3-Doug Burgess, 00:14.607[12]; 16. 22D-Steve McDowell, 00:15.020[9]

Heat 1 – 8 Laps
1. J1-Jesse Stovall[2]; 2. 1-Jake Neal[6]; 3. 04-Tad Pospisil[5]; 4. 24-Bill Leighton[4]; 5. 52-Brian Kosiski[3]; 6. 25-Brad Perdue[7]; 7. 99D-Darrel DeFrance[1]; 8. 3-Doug Burgess[8]

Heat 2 – 8 Laps
1. 3AM-Cole Wayman[2]; 2. 26JR-Corey Zeitner[4]; 3. 99-Jesse Sobbing[5]; 4. 22C-Charlie McKenna[6]; 5. 15C-Curt Schroeder[3]; 6. 53-Andrew Kosiski[1]; 7. 65-Jon Binning[7]; 8. 22D-Steve McDowell[8]

A Feature – 25 Laps
1. 22C-Charlie McKenna[1]; 2. 99-Jesse Sobbing[3]; 3. 24-Bill Leighton[8]; 4. 26JR-Corey Zeitner[4]; 5. J1-Jesse Stovall[6]; 6. 25-Brad Perdue[12]; 7. 3AM-Cole Wayman[7]; 8. 53-Andrew Kosiski[11]; 9. 52-Brian Kosiski[9]; 10. 65-Jon Binning[14]; 11. 15C-Curt Schroeder[10]; 12. 04-Tad Pospisil[5]; 13. 3-Doug Burgess[15]; 14. 1-Jake Neal[2]; 15. 99D-Darrel DeFrance[13]; 16. 22D-Steve McDowell[16]

Charlie Mckenna and Jake Neal began the night on row one of the 25-lap SLMR main event. McKenna was strong to lead the way through the early stages of the race as Neal searched high and low to try and real in the leader. Behind the leaders, Tad Pospisil and Corey Zeitner battled for third and fourth. At lap 15, McKenna was still setting a blistering pace out front as Neal raced the high side in second. The race was green until lap 18 when Neal was involved in the yellow flag and was sent to the back of the pack on the restart. Safter that, it was McKenna, Jesse Sobbing, Bill Leighton, Jesse Stovall, and Corey Zeitner insider the top five. McKenna began pulling away by lap 23 just before the caution flew once again, setting up a two-lap dash to the finish. McKenna then led Sobbing and Leighton for the restart. McKenna held strong to the finish for the final two laps as he claimed the win over Sobbing, Leighton, Zeitner, Stovall, and Brad Perdue in sixth.

B-Mods 14 Entries
Heat 1 – 8 Laps
1. 94-Jacob Ebert[2]; 2. 88-Derek Nevels[1]; 3. 05-Jeremy Lile[3]; 4. 96-Cody Brill[4]; 5. 117-Tim Galvan[6]; 6. 98C-Chris Giles[5]; 7. (DNF) 61-Sturgis Streeter[7]

Heat 2 – 8 Laps
1. 7B-Terry Schultz[1]; 2. 12C-Stephen Clancy[3]; 3. 99-Brad Smith[4]; 4. 251M-Mike Ryun[2]; 5. 28S-Bill Small[6]; 6. (DNF) R33-Austen Raybourn[5]; 7. (DNS) 47W-Terry Wilburn

Jacob Ebert and Terry Schultz led the field to the initial green flag of the 20-lap B-Mod main with Schultz quickly grabbing the lead. By lap two Stephen Clancy edged forward into second behind the leader with Ebert now third and Brad Smith fourth. For the next series of laps, Clancy and Schultz raced hard up front leaving the rest of the field behind them. Schultz paced the field, but by lap 12, Clancy moved out front and stayed the leader through the next set of blistering laps. Behind him Schultz was steady in second with Ebert, Smith, and Derek Nevels in the top five. The race remained green until late in the race, as a pair of cautions slowed the final laps setting up attempts at a green, white, and checkered flag finish. Clancy held strong for each restart, but Schultz battled with Smith on the final restart. Clancy eventually emerged as the winner, his 19th career CMS victory. Schultz narrowly edged out Smith for third while Jeremy Lile was steady in fourth. Ebert settled for fifth with Nevels having a great finish in sixth.

POWRi Super Stocks – 13 Entries
Heat 1 – 8 Laps
1. 67-Devin Irvin[2]; 2. 164-Michael Muskrat[1]; 3. 10-Brett Wood[3]; 4. X15-Robert Ruff II[4]; 5. G1-Nick Gibson[5]; 6. 07D-Mike Daughtery[7]; 7. (DNF) 83K-Denny Fitzpatrick[6]

Heat 2 – 8 Laps
1. 14-Larry Ferris[2]; 2. 27-John Brooks[3]; 3. 25-Jay Prevete[1]; 4. 45-Aaron Poe[4]; 5. 77-Danny McKenzie[6]; 6. 04-Blaine Ewing[5]

A Feature – 20 Laps
1. 45-Aaron Poe[8]; 2. 67-Devin Irvin[1]; 3. 27-John Brooks[3]; 4. 164-Michael Muskrat[4]; 5. X15-Robert Ruff II[7]; 6. 04-Blaine Ewing[11]; 7. 25-Jay Prevete[6]; 8. 14-Larry Ferris[2]; 9. G1-Nick Gibson[10]; 10. 10-Brett Wood[5]; 11. 77-Danny McKenzie[9]; 12. (DNF) 07D-Mike Daughtery[13]; 13. (DNF) 83K-Denny Fitzpatrick[12]

Devin Irvin and Larry Ferris earned front-row honors for the 20-lap POWRi Super Stock main event. Irvin was strong out front with Ferris and John Brooks in hot pursuit. By lap five, Irvin led the opening circuits in front of Brooks and Ferris until yellow flew on lap five to slow the field. After that, Poe put heavy pressure on the top runners and by halfway grabbed the lead, leaving Irvin, Brooks, Ferris, and Michael Muskrat of Oklahoma behind him. Caution again slowed the field by lap 17 as Poe had built up a commanding lead. For the final three circuits, it was all the Poe show as collected his 20th career CMS win and second of the year. Irvin finished a strong second with Brooks third, Muskrat fourth, Bobby Ruff fifth and Blaine Ewing sixth.

Pure Stocks – 14 Entries
Heat 1 – 8 Laps
1. 27-Jason Ryun[4]; 2. 0-Chase Galvan[3]; 3. 3B-Darrin Christy[5]; 4. 00-Cory Flamm[2]; 5. 24W-Conrad Workman[1]; 6. (DNF) 32S-Derek Scott[6]; 7. (DNS) MRS01-Kristina Wyatt

Heat 2 – 8 Laps
1. 30K-Cameron Kelly[2]; 2. 7-Spencer Reiff[3]; 3. 89-Jonathan Evans[7]; 4. 50-Leroy Morrison[5]; 5. 3J-Jerett Evans[4]; 6. 53K-Larry Norris[1]; 7. 5C-Charles Norman[6]

A Feature – 20 Laps
1. 30K-Cameron Kelly[2]; 2. 50-Leroy Morrison[7]; 3. 27-Jason Ryun[1]; 4. 7-Spencer Reiff[5]; 5. 0-Chase Galvan[4]; 6. 3J-Jerett Evans[10]; 7. 89-Jonathan Evans[3]; 8. 3B-Darrin Christy[6]; 9. 24W-Conrad Workman[9]; 10. (DNF) 5C-Charles Norman[12]; 11. (DNF) 53K-Larry Norris[11]; 12. (DNF) 32S-Derek Scott[13]; 13. (DNF) MRS01-Kristina Wyatt[14]; 14. (DNS) 00-Cory Flamm

Jason Ryun and Cameron Kelly began the 20-lap Pure Stock main event from row one with Jonathan Evans and Chase Galvin just behind. It was Kelly leading the way early with Ryun pressuring hard on the low side. Galvan moved to the high side and rand side by side with Evans through lap four. Kelly held point with a furious battle among the top six behind him as Spencer Reiff and Leroy Morrison joined the battle. A yellow flag flew on lap seven with Kelly still on point in first. Caution waived again one lap later as Galvan then moved into second place on the restart behind Kelly. Ryun stayed in the mix as did Reiff and Morrison inside the top five. Kelly continued to pace the field leaving Ryun and Galvan in a classic battle high and low for second. BY lap 13, Morrison moved to fourth and a lap later took third. Reiff moved to fourth on lap 16 with Galvan slipping to fifth. Kelly mastered the field and eventually went on to claim his first-ever CMS win. Morrison continued his charge to the front and finished second at the finish with Ryun third, Reiff fourth, Galvan fifth, and Jerett Evans sixth.

POWRi Midwest Mods – 8 Entries
Heat 1 – 8 Laps
1. 11M-Jason Parks[2]; 2. 28-Shawn Burns[5]; 3. 51-Dustin Gibbs[7]; 4. 9-Brian Meyer[3]; 5. 5F-Jess Fitzpatrick[1]; 6. (DNF) 8-Jeremy Mullins[6]; 7. (DNF) 96SR-Todd Brill[8]; 8. (DNS) 17J-Dustin Dennison

A Feature – 15 Laps
1. 11M-Jason Parks[1]; 2. 28-Shawn Burns[2]; 3. 96SR-Todd Brill[7]; 4. 5F-Jess Fitzpatrick[5]; 5. (DNF) 51-Dustin Gibbs[3]; 6. (DNF) 8-Jeremy Mullins[6]; 7. (DNS) 17J-Dustin Dennison; 8. (DQ) 9-Brian Meyer[4]

Jason Parks grabbed the lead from the onset of the race as he and Shawn Burns pulled away from the field. Dustin Gibbs and Jess Fitzpatrick raced for third and fourth behind the leaders. By lap seven, Burns began to pull close to the leader. The second half of the race had several cautions slow the event just as the race was heating up. Through all the restarts, Parks was able to fend off Burns and went on to collect his first-ever CMS win. Burns finished second with Gibbs third, Brian Meyer fourth, and Jess Fitzpatrick fifth. After post-race tech, the 9 car of Meyer was disqualified from the finish.

The weekly racing championship season continues next weekend with B-Mods, POWRi Super Stocks, Pure Stocks, and Midwest (E) Mods all competing in a full night of action featuring heat races and main events. The Memorial Day weekend is just a few weeks away, stay tuned to the CMS website for updates and planned events for the Saturday and Sunday race programs.

The 2022 schedule is available on the website. Weekly racing includes unsanctioned B-Mods, POWRi Super Stocks, unsanctioned Pure Stocks, and POWRi Midwest Mods. Rules may be found for the POWRi divisions at www.powri.com, and www.centralmissourispeedway.net for B-Mods and Pure Stocks. Drivers wishing to compete for POWRi national points for the POWRi-sanctioned divisions should visit www.powri.com under the STOCK/MOD link to complete the separate registration forms.

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Upcoming Events:
May 21 – Race #6 – Weekly Racing in All Classes
Friday, May 27 – Practice Night 5:30 to 8:30, ALL pit passes $25, free grandstand admission.
Saturday, May 28 – Race #7 – 2nd Annual POWRi Lightning Sprint Nationals, $1,000-to-Win Super Stocks, Plus, B-Mods and Midwest Mods (No Track Points in any class, Pure Stocks off)
Sunday, May 29 – Race #8 – Special Events – $2,000-to-Win B-Mods, $1,000-to-Win Super Stocks, 2nd Annual POWRi Lightning Sprint Nationals, plus Pure Stocks (No Track Points in any class, Midwest Mods off)