(Warrensburg) Despite a few stray showers lingering in the local area, fans and drivers returned to Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) to watch exciting racing action for the weekly championship points feature events on Saturday evening. CMS featured the USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Modifieds, Pure Stocks, and guest class Midwest Lightning Sprints, for Better Country KIX 105.7 Radio Race Night.
Overall, 75 drivers registered for another week of CMS racing action on the smooth clay oval. The Midwest Lightning Sprints sponsored by Liquid and Powdercoat Finishes of Kansas City also made their first appearance at CMS in 2014 with 13 cars registered for competition.
The Pure Stock class is a new division for CMS this season to compete for the checkered flag. A few new drivers came to race this week to add some additional challenges for the regular weekly drivers. Jason Ryun from Kansas City grabbed his first heat win followed by Kansas City driver, Darrin Christy and Derek Lampe.
This appeared to be another feature win for Christy after he lead the entire race after passing Jason Ryun for the lead on the initial laps of the feature. Christy then dominated with a good battle ensuing for second and third with three-time winner Bobby Raybourn and Gary Akers battling it out. On the final turn of the race Christy spins out in turn four which gave Buckner driver, Gary Akers his first win of the year, Raybourn was a close second, Ryun third, Leroy Morrison fourth, and Christy ended up fifth.
Another strong field of 19 B-modified drivers checked in for the night’s action on Saturday. Eddie Bray Jr. from Archie, Jeff Douty out of Butler and Warrensburg driver, Dean Wille snatched the three heat wins looking strong up front.
The feature was another wildly competitive event with drivers attempting to place a new winner into victory lane; however, two time winner Dean Wille also tried to add to his feature win list. Douty was the early leader and looked to be the car to beat. Meanwhile Bray had his hands full with Jacob Ebert, Wille and Chad Stauss in the top five. Late in the race Wille stayed patient and finally moved down low past Douty into the lead for good. Wille stayed on a roll and captured his third feature win of the year with Douty close behind in second, Ebert looked strong in third, Stauss fourth and Bray in fifth.
The Midwest Lightning Sprints were fast on the clay oval this weekend with their first appearance at CMS this season. C.A.R.B. Hall of Fame driver, Bobby Layne and Kansas City, Missouri driver, Ken Billings crossed the line to capture the heat victories.
In the feature event Billings quickly shot out into the early lead and never looked back. Mike Trent made it interesting on the final laps when traffic came into play, but Billings hung on for his second win in a row, Trent second, with Layne third, Ryan Kent moved up into fourth with Zach Morehead in fifth.
The Street Stock class had a field of several drivers capable of netting a feature win with 15 cars in the pits. Adrian driver, Brian Ferguson and Clayton Campbell from Sedalia claimed the two heat race wins.
As the feature rolled into turn one Brett Wood once again shot to the front with Ferguson making it tough for him in second. On lap four, Jeremiah Wilson had a small fire in his engine and came to a stop in turn two finishing his night on the tow truck. Ferguson also spun down the front stretch and had to go tail back on the field trying to move back up into contention. Clayton Campbell took over the second spot with Bobby Raybourn battling him just behind in third.
When the double checkered flags flew, Wood claimed his fourth feature win of the year with Campbell second followed by Turley, who moved up late in the race with Raybourn fourth and Ferguson fighting back into the top five.
Twenty-one USRA modifieds were back at CMS after their big money Memorial Day weekend special the previous weekend. Drivers were looking to dethrone Jim Moody after he claimed the $3,000 crown last Monday evening.
The heat races were once again a show in itself with Odessa driver, Jim Moody, Jason Bodenhamer out of Centerview and Aaron Marrant from Orrick taking the checkers during the three contested heat races.
The 25-lap feature for $1,000 to win was another chance for a new driver to grab a feature victory. Gunner Martin looked strong early on and throughout the night as he jumped into the lead with Moody and Marrant hot on his tail. After several cautions, Marrant moved into second with Moody close in tow. Moody passed Marrant after a restart until late in the race when Martin almost spun and slowed in turn two, but not coming to a complete full stop. Moody and Marrant had no place to go and spun to avoid the slowing Martin and had to go back the tail of the field.
Schultz grabbed the second spot on the late restart and he immediately shot to the high side and moved passed Martin with just a few laps remaining. Schultz barely squeezed by into his second feature win of the year with Martin a very close second, Shad Badder third, Tim Karrick fourth and Tyler Schmidt, who fought back from an earlier yellow, finished fifth, Eddie Bray, Dean Wille , Moody, Marrant and Nick Pence completed the top ten.
Next weekend is Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford/Chrylser Dealership Race Night. Start times for the weekend include pit gates opening at 4:30 p.m., grandstands at 5, drivers meeting 6:30, hot laps at 7, and racing at 7:30. General admission for adults is $12, Military w/I.D. and Seniors 65+ $10, kids ages six to twelve $5, five years and under free.
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Primary sponsors for CMS this season include Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford, Budweiser, Sunoco Race Fuels, Good Time Oldies 1450 KOKO/98.5 FM The Bar, Pepsi, KMMO FM 102.9, Midwest Coatings, Better Country KIX 105.7 FM, Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station, 610 Sports Radio Kansas City, KRLI Country 103.9 FM, Heartland Waste, and ‘Today’s New Hit Country’ 95.3 FM KDKD.
This year’s list of outstanding business partners includes: Victory Trophies & Plaques, Roundabout Café, Batliner Recycling, Blue Springs Chiropractic, OK Tire Stores, Rick Darling Performance, Reece Nichols Realty LLC, Bodee’s Racers Auction, Finish Line Performance, Economy Lumber and Hardware, Brooks Automotive LLC, Eickleberry Concrete & Construction, JA Performance, Kleinschmidt’s Western Store, Rod End Supply, Quality Home Improvements, Wolf Tire Service, Miller Lite, Goody’s Steakburgers, The Cornerstone Agency, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Lek-Tro-Mek Service Co., Seeburg Mufflers, and RacinDirt.com.
CMS is located 3.5-miles north of Warrensburg, MO from the junction of Highways 50 and 13 in Warrensburg just north of the new Hwy 13 by-pass round-a-bout, or from the Higginsville exit off I-70, head south on Highway 13 for twelve and half miles.
Feature Results, 5/31/14 (full results at www.speednetdirect.com)
Pure Stock Feature
1st- 4-Gary Akers, Buckner
2nd- 23-Bobby Raybourn, Holden
3rd- 3x-Jason Ryun, Kansas City
4th- 50jr-Leroy Morrison, Raymore
5th- 54B-Darren Christy, Kansas City, KS
6th- 45-Robbie Sullins, Butler
DQ- 74L-Derek Lampe, Fair Grove
Street Stock Feature
1st- 7-Brett Wood, Warresnburg
2nd- 03-Clayton Campbell, Ottersville
3rd- 2-Troy Turley, Knob Noster
4th- 23-Bobby Raybourn, Holden
5th- 20-Alan Ferguson, Adrian
6th- 15-T.J. Faulkenbery, Urich
7th- 74-Herb Dannar, Holden
8th- 14-Larry Ferris, Kasas City, KS
9th- 7T-Donnie Tanner, Sedalia
10th- 18-Brian Inlow, Concordia
11th- 91-Roger Stone, Kansas City
12th- 8-Josh Helm, Odessa
13th- j33-Josh Guy, Knob Noster
14th- 58-Jeremiah Wilson, Concordia
15th- 66-Victor Sims, Peculia
16th- 7L-Karla Lampe, Fair Grove
1st- 68m-Dean Wille, Warrensburg
2nd- 77-Jeff Douty, Butler
3rd- 94-Jacob Ebert, Oak Grove
4th- c3-Chad Staus, Otterville
5th- 19k-Eddie Bray, Archie
6th- 10-Johnny McGinnis, Hardin
7th- 23B-Curtis Berry, Raymore
8th- 11-Derek Brown, Stoutland
9th- 53-Dallas White, Urich
10th- 73-Cody Frazon, LaMonte
11th- 3B-Richard Brainard, Sedalia
12th- 76-Ernie Walker, Sedalia
13th- 44-Troy Carlyle, Kearney
14th- 88-Derek Nevels, Corder
15th- 12-Olen Stephens, Warrensburg
16th- 11s-Chris Stout, Oak Grove
17th- 773-Dale Douty III, Butler
18th- 03-Chris Brockway, Warrensburg
19th- 22x-Allen Bush, Odessa
USRA Modified Feature
1st- 90-Terry Schultz, Sedalia
2nd- 75-Gunner Martin, Blue Springs
3rd- 73B-Shad Badder, Oak Grove
4th- 1k-Tim Karrick, Basehor, KS
5th- 66T-Tyler Schmidt, Easton, KS
6th- 19k-Eddie Bray, Archie
7th- 68-Dean Wille, Warrensburg
8th- 0-Richard Layne, Kansas City
9th- 34A-Aaron Marrant, Orrick
10th- 32p-Nick Pence, Raymore
11th- 55-Terry Kirk, Urbana
12th- 23-Steve Twenter, Sedalia
13th- 00-Jim Moody, Odessa
14th- 07-Dave Ralph, Raymore
15th- 51B-Brandon Hill, Holden
16th- 24jr-Jimmy Eaton, Bates City
17th- 97k-Brian Johnson, Independence
18th- 92-Danny Scrogham, Peculiar
19th- 03-Jason Bodenhamer, Centerview
20th- 99w-Dennis Walrath, Clinton
DNS- 108-Joe Bradshaw, Sedalia
Midwest Lightning Sprints
1st- 51-Mark Billings, Kansas City
2nd- 49T-Mike Trent, Rocheport
3rd- 01-Bobby Layne, Kansas City
4th- 30-Ryan Kent, Lone Jack
5th- z8-Zach Morehead, Grain Valley
6th- 71-Tony Layne, Kansas City
7th- 10B-Luke Baxter, Nausha, IA
8th- 4-Beau Heavelow, Sibley
9th- 85-Ken Billings, Kansas City
10th- 81-Amanda Jane Tice, Piper, KS
11th- 12B-Rick Baxter, Nausha, IA
12th- 8-Bird Schofield, Chilhowee
DNS- 53-Greg Black