June 30, 2014
For the first time in two years the Lucas Cattle Company ULMA is gearing up for the return of the Triple Crown Shootout (TCS) this year presented by RacinDIrt.com. The TCS is a three-night event for ULMA that always produces great racing on three-consecutive nights of action at three separated tracks.
The 2014 TCS takes place around the Independence Day weekend of racing beginning on Thursday, July 3 at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland which will be hosting a $1,000-to-win track special for the late models. The Friday event takes place at Callaway Raceway in Fulton on July 4. The TCS wraps up Saturday night July 5 in Moberly at Randolph County Raceway during the track’s $750-to-win late model track special.
Bonus money is on the line for drivers this weekend. ULMA wishes to thank RacinDirt.com for presenting the TCS. RacinDirt.com is an industry leader in live and on-demand event video production, website development, sales and marketing, internet broadcasting, and racing news and information, providing in-depth coverage to the sport of dirt track racing. Visit RacinDirt on the web at www.racindirt.com.
ULMA Member drivers can participate in the TCS by paying the $50 entry fee upon checking in with ULMA officials in the pit entrance at Lucas Oil Speedway on Thursday, July 3. The driver entry does not include such things as pit passes or track registration Drivers will earn points for the TCS from competing in the three scheduled Triple Crown events.
Only ULMA members entered into the Triple Crown Shootout are eligible for bonus money, trophies, and contingency items. A separate point-earning scheme will determine the overall point champion for this three-race event. All events award regular ULMA championship points to all participants.
ULMA Bonus Money will be as follows, NOTE: 1st $500, 2nd $400, 3rd $300, 4th $200, 5th $100. Contingency prizes this year include certificates from Rod End Supply, Central Missouri Speedway race tickets for the next CMS ULMA appearance in mid-July, Callaway Raceway Race Tickets/Driver Pit Pass, Posters and Photography packages from CB Race Photos courtesy of Chris Bork and A to Z Photography courtesy of Ashley Duncan, plus ULMA Shirts. ULMA wishes to thank all of the TCS sponsors, all TCS entrants will go away with contingencies.
At Lucas Oil Speedway and Randolph County Raceway, drivers will be asked to help in collecting funds for Homes for Our Troops. ULMA has been a proud supporter of this outstanding organization for the last several years and helped raise over $1,000 last year for the organization. The Homes for Our Troops organization is strongly committed to helping those who have selflessly given to our country and have returned home with serious injuries since Sept. 11, 2001 by raising donations of money, building materials and professional labor and to coordinate the process of building a specially adapted home that provides maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently.
Last Friday at Callaway Raceway, recent newlywed Chris Lapp raced to his first victory of the season after recently returning to racing. It was Lapp’s first ULMA victory since August of 2012. Zeke Langley too command of the first heat race of the night over Chris Cox, Ashley Lancaster, and Ryan Peterscheim while Lapp scored the victory in heat race number two ahead of Todd McCoin, Larry Winn and Gage Wineland.
For the main event, Langley and Lapp started in positions one and two with Lapp quickly taking command of the event at the drop of the initial green flag while Langley held strong in second. By lap five, Wineland advanced from his seventh-starting position to fifth in a heated battle between McCoin and Cox. At lap 9, Lapp began to check out on the field with Langley and Wineland left to battle for second.
Wineland moved to second position by lap 12 with Langley third, Cox fourth, and McCoin fifth. On lap 17, McCoin got too high in turn three as the yellow flag flew over the field, setting up a three-lap dash to the finish. On the final restart, Wineland tried to close in on Lapp for the win but Lapp denied the challenge and went on to claim victory. Wineland finished second, followed to the line by Langley, Cox, Peterscheim, McCoin, Winn and Lancaster.
Racing resumes Friday at Callaway Raceway, call 573-592-7795 or 573-642-6580 for details. Track location, 7419 County Road 405, Fulton. Gates open at 5:00 | Hot Laps 7:00 | Race Begins at 7:30. Racing this weekend includes the American Sprint Car Series, ULMA Late Models, USRA Modifieds, and B-Mods, plus fireworks.
Adult admission $20, Students w/I.D., Military and Senior Citizens over 60 $15, kids 7 to 12 $5. Pit passes $30.
The TCS weekend actually begins Thursday, July 3 at Lucas Oil Speedway. Visit www.lucasoilspeedway.com for event information or call the track hotline at (417) 282-5984. Phone: 417-282-5984 | Fax: 417-282-6119 | Lucas Oil Speedway, 700 U.S. Hwy 54, Wheatland 65779. Gates open at 5, hot laps at 7, and racing at 7:30. Racing: ULMA Late Models, USRA Modifieds, Factory Stocks, and USRA B-Modifieds plus fireworks.
Adults (16 and up) $12 | Senior Citizens (62 and up) $8 | Youth (6-15) $5 | Kids (5 and under) FREE Family Pass $25 (Click Here for more information) | Pit Pass-$25.
The TCS wraps up at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly on Saturday, July 5. For a complete schedule of events and general track information, visit www.randolphcountyraceway.com. Track Phone: 660-833-1727 | Track Address: 4081 U.S. Hwy 24 – Moberly. Pit Gates Open at 4 | Grandstands at 5 | Drivers Meeting at 6 | Hot Laps at 6:30 | Racing at 7 Racing: ASCS Sprint Cars—Wingless Auto Racing (WAR) Sprints—“ULMA” Late models—and the Hobby Stocks. Pit Passes are $30. Grandstands admission $20, $10 for Kids 6 to 11, Five and under free. This will be a ‘Homes for Our Troops Night’ in which drivers will participate in a pass the helmet fund-raiser for the organization. Drivers needing tires prior to the weekend of competition are urged to contact Danny Lorton at (660) 651-3646.
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. ULMA is proud to announce the return of RacingJunk.com to the sponsorship fold for the association. RacingJunk.com is the official classifieds of the ULMA. For more information on ULMA, visit www.ulmaracing.com.
Standings as of June 29, 2014
POS CAR # NAME STARTS POINTS
1st 1T Chris Cox 16 1419
2nd 9D Dwight Niehoff 12 1131
3rd 12 Payton Looney 11 1054
4th 23 Zeke Langley 11 1042
5th 65 Jon Binning 10 924
6th 72 Jake Williams 9 884
7th 7E Phil Edmondson 9 827
8th 7 JD Hubert 8 739
9th 23 Ethan Young ® 8 732
10th 0X Justin Russell 8 71
TRIPLE CROWN SHOOTOUT
Thursday, July 3 – Lucas Oil Speedway – $1,000-to-win track special
Friday, July 4 – Callaway Raceway – Regular Purse
Saturday, July 5 – Randolph County Raceway – $750-to-win track special
Friday, July 11 – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, July 12 – Randolph County Raceway
Saturday, July 12 – Central Missouri Speedway
Sunday, July 13 – Double XX Speedway –Submitted photos.