May 13, 2014
Mother Nature foiled plans on two of the three events planned last weekend for Lucas Cattle Company ULMA competitors, but for one competitor, Rookie of the Year sensation, Brian Schutt, everything went off without a hitch as he notched his first-ever ULMA Late Model victory.
Schutt, a former Factory Stock champion and rookie competitor with ULMA this season, bested a strong field of cars for his first-ever late model win last Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland. It was no easy task for Schutt as he rocketed to the front of the field after starting in eighth position on the grid.
Previous winner Jake Williams and fellow Rookie of the Year candidate Ethan Young set the pace early for the 20-lap main event with J.D. Hubert and Justin Russell also in the mix. In the end, Schutt found the right line and won going away from the field. Hubert followed Schutt to the line in second, followed by Young, Williams, and Russell. Dwight Niehoff, Payton Looney, Phil Edmondson, Larry Ferris, and Chris Cox completed the top ten. Hubert, Young, and Williams claimed preliminary heat race wins.
According to the track’s latest press release, “The Bolivar Herald-Free Press presents another great night of Lucas Oil Speedway Budweiser Weekly Racing Series action,” which includes ULMA Late Models, this Saturday, May 17th. Get your discount coupons for this week’s big race in The Bolivar Herald-Free Press, additional details available at www.lucasoilspeedway.com.
Callaway Raceway was forced to cancel Friday night racing last week due to wet conditions but things are set to heat up once again this Friday when racing resumes. Gates open at 5, hot laps roll out at 7, with racing at 7:30; visit the track’s website at www.callawayraceways.com for complete details.
Randolph County Raceway (RCR) in Moberly, Missouri was all set for action last Saturday until severe weather and rain moved in, forcing the cancellation of opening night at RCR this season. Racing is set to resume this Saturday, May 17 as drivers from the north and north-central region of ULMA’s reaches gear up for another exciting season at the track. Ticket prices for general admission is $12 for ages 12 and up, $6 for ages 6 – 11, and kids 5 and under are free. Pit passes are $25. Pit gate open at 4, Grandstands at 5 with drivers meeting at 6, hot laps at 6:30, and racing at 7. For the track’s complete schedule of events for the season and general information, visit www.randolphcountyraceway.com.
Officials with ULMA and Double XX Speedway in California, Missouri are pleased to announce a second ULMA race date at the beloved track, located just west of California on Hwy 50. The additional race date for Double XX takes place on Sunday, June 22. The new date actually comes prior to the previously scheduled date of Sunday, July 13. ULMA is proud to once again host multiple dates with Double XX Speedway, which has some of the most loyal and enthusiastic fans in the business! For more information visit the track online at www.xxspeedway.com.
ULMA membership forms are located on the website at www.ulmaracing.com. Drivers are encouraged to complete their membership forms prior to taking their first green flag of the season. Membership for the remainder of the year is $100. Drivers should be expected to complete their membership paperwork upon checking in at each of the affiliated tracks.
Current top ten point standings (for full standings and rookie of the year standings visit www.ulmaracing.com)
POS CAR # NAME STARTS POINTS
1st 1T Chris Cox 7 652
2nd 9D Dwight Niehoff 6 610
3rd 12 Payton Looney 6 574
4th 23 Zeke Langley 6 550
5th 72 Jake Williams 5 502
6th 65 Jon Binning 5 436
7th B1 Vance Wilson 4 424
8th 7X Todd McCoin 5 411
9th 23 Ethan Young ® 4 380
10th 42 Lane Ehlert 4 346
Friday, May 16 – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, May 17 – Lucas Oil Speedway
Saturday, May 17 – Randolph County Raceway
Friday, May 23 – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, May 24 – Central Missouri Speedway
Sunday, May 25 – Central Missouri Speedway
Friday, May 30 – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, May 31 – Randolph County Raceway
Friday, June 6 – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, June 7 – Lucas Oil Speedway
Saturday, June 7 – Randolph County Raceway
Friday, June 13 – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, June 14 – Lucas Oil Speedway
Saturday, June 14 – Randolph County Raceway
Friday, June 20 – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, June 21 – Randolph County Raceway
Sunday, June 22 – Double XX Speedway
Friday, June 27 – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, June 28 – Lucas Oil Speedway
Saturday, June 28 – Randolph County Raceway