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Niehoff leads ULMA championship standings

August 14, 2014

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Niehoff_2014By Sam Stoecklin
ULMA Public Relations

August 13, 2014

Heading into the final stretch of the 2014 Lucas Cattle Company season, Dwight Niehoff of Lockwood, Missouri is the current leader in the championship standings. Niehoff, in his first full season of ULMA competition, is a recent High Performance Motorsports University of Northwestern Ohio graduate.

So far in the season, Niehoff has a trio of ULMA victories to his credit, the first being in mid-April at Lucas Oil Speedway. His second and third victories came in back-to-back weeks when he captured July wins at Central Missouri Speedway and Callaway Raceway. Niehoff has nine top-three finishes and currently sits four points in front of former leader Chris Cox of Jefferson City, Missouri. Niehoff has accumulated 19 starts on the year in which his primary home-track has been Lucas Oil Speedway.

Cox, who has one win to his credit at Lucas Oil Speedway, sits securely in the second position and is right in the thick of the championship battle. Last year’s ULMA Rookie of the Year, Payton Looney of Republic, sits in third tied with Ashland, Missouri’s Zeke Langley. Jake Williams, also in the championship mix, currently resides in fifth position. So far this season, 19 different drivers have claimed victories with former champion Vance Wilson leading the wins category with six.

Last week’s lone race scheduled at Callaway Raceway was cancelled due to wet conditions, marking a rare off-weekend for the entire Lucas Cattle Company ULMA contingent of drivers. This weekend, racing returns full-steam ahead with events planned for Friday at Callaway Raceway and Saturday at both Lucas Oil Speedway and Randolph County Raceway.

The final weekend of racing this year takes place Friday night at Callaway Raceway in Fulton, Missouri with gates opening at 5, hot laps at 7, and racing at 7:30; for more information visit www.callawayraceways.com or call 573-592-7795 or 573-642-6580 for details.

Racing returns to Randolph County Raceway (RCR) on Saturday night. Counting this weekend, there are three regularly scheduled events remaining at RCR. For more information, visit www.randolphcountyraceway.com or call the track Phone at 660-833-1727.

ULMA action is also set to resume this week in Wheatland, Missouri at Lucas Oil Speedway. Counting this weekend, there are four ULMA events remaining at the speedway this season. For more information point your browser to www.lucasoilspeedway.com for information or call (417) 282-5984.

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 August 13, 2014

POS CAR # NAME STARTS POINTS

1st 9D Dwight Niehoff 19 1538

2nd 1T Chris Cox 26 1534

3rd 12 Payton Looney 18 1508

4th 23 Zeke Langley 19 1508

5th 72 Jake Williams 15 1468

6th 65 Jon Binning 17 1468

7th 0X Justin Russell 15 1358

8th B1 Vance Wilson 13 1322

9th 12G Gage Wineland 14 1299

10th 7X Todd McCoin 14 1261

11th 7E Phil Edmondson 14 1178

12th 42 Lane Ehlert 14 1158

13th 7 JD Hubert 11 1021

14th 23 Ethan Young ® 11 1018

15th 74X Jon Melloway 11 1004

Remaining Schedule

Friday, August 15 – Callaway Raceway

Saturday, August 16 – Lucas Oil Speedway

Saturday, August 16 – Randolph County Raceway

Saturday, August 23 – Lucas Oil Speedway

Saturday, August 23 – Randolph County Raceway

Saturday, August 30 – Central Missouri Speedway

Sunday, August 31 – Randolph County Raceway

Saturday, September 6 – Central Mo Speedway

Saturday, September 13 – Lucas Oil Speedway

Saturday, September 20 – Lucas Oil Speedway

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