June 4, 2014
Lucas Cattle Company ULMA drivers had just one event last weekend to compete for championship points and when the race weekend completed on Saturday evening at Randolph County Raceway (RCR) in Moberly, Jon Melloway came away snagged his second career ULMA victory and second in a row at RCR.
Kenny Mudd of Winfield, Missouri claimed the pole for the main event by virtue of his win in the night’s lone heat race and led the field to the initial green flag along with Melloway to his outside. Former Missouri State Fair champion Chris Smyser of Lancaster, made his first-ever ULMA start from third on the grid alongside long-distance traveler of the week, J.D. Hubert of Cross Timbers, in fourth.
Melloway, of Hallsville, darted to the front to lead the main event with Smyser in tow. Hubert and Mudd ran hard to sort out third in a furious side-by-side battle as Mudd slipped from pole position to fourth. In the end, Melloway found the preferred line around the high-banked facility to claim the win. Smyser finished second, followed by Hubert, Mudd, while the winner’s younger Brother, David, came away fifth.
Racing at Randolph County Raceway continues this Saturday, June 7. Ticket prices for general admission are $12 for ages 12 and up, $6 for ages 6 – 11, and kids 5 and under are free. Pit passes are $25. Pit gates open at 4, Grandstands at 5, drivers meeting at 6, hot laps 6:30, and racing at 7. For the track’s complete schedule of events for the season and general information, visit www.randolphcountyraceway.com.
Wet weather once again forced the cancellation of events last week at Callaway Raceway in Fulton, but the track is set to resume racing once again this Friday, June 6. Gates open at 5, hot laps roll out at 7, and racing begins at 7:30. For additional information find the track online by visiting www.callawayraceways.com.
After a break in the action, racing returns to Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday, June 7. As mentioned in the latest Lucas Oil Speedway press release, “The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety presents Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety Night with FREE giveaways and information throughout the evening as they promote highway safety. All fans through the gates will also receive a FREE 2014 Lucas Oil Speedway Schedule Poster courtesy of the Missouri Coalition for Highway Safety.” For up-to-the-minute information and track details as well as Show-Me 100 ticketing information visit www.lucasoilspeedway.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.
Visit ULMA’s title sponsor at www.lucascattlecompany.com. ULMA thanks Hoosier Tire Midwest and Rod End Supply for their continued support. For more information on ULMA, visit www.ulmaracing.com.
Standings as of June 1, 2014
POS # NAME STARTS POINTS
1st 1T Chris Cox 11 1026
2nd 12 Payton Looney 10 972
3rd 9D Dwight Niehoff 10 937
4th 23 Zeke Langley 9 840
5th 65 Jon Binning 8 746
6th 72 Jake Williams 7 706
7th 74X Jon Melloway 6 586
8th 23 Ethan Young ® 6 544
9th 7 JD Hubert 6 535
10th 42 Lane Ehlert 6 528
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
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 Photo courtesy of Ashley Duncan, A to Z Photography.