(Warrensburg) Although it may seem just like yesterday when CMS first made its highly anticipated announcement regarding its 2014 grand re-opening season coming off a two-year dormancy period, just five nights of racing remain on this season’s schedule.
CMS took a different approach to scheduling events this year than previous years by scheduling a variety of racing divisions each week as guest classes. According to track owners/promoters Earl and Susan Walls, “Some guest classes have worked well and consistently brought new people to the stands and pit areas and we like the guest class aspect of scheduling; it brings a nice variety of racing to the track and accompanies our weekly program well, which will remain USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks for 2015.”
The Walls and the rest of the CMS planning staff recently met to review the current season to this point and to plan remaining 2014 events. In addition, special event dates for 2015 were also penciled in with all three major summer holiday weekend events once again featuring two nights of racing among various car classes.
CMS plans to base 2015 guest class appearances on driver participation and crowd attendance from events already held this season and the remaining events by focusing on driver participation and crowds on hand for each guest class. CMS will also look into race formats and order of events for next year’s special events based on events already held this season and how the upcoming revised Labor Day weekend unfolds.
Speaking of the Labor Day weekend events, the USRA Modified portion of the weekend was scheduled as a traditional two-day event with one night of payout; however, as CMS looks into new race formats, the Labor Day weekend for USRA Modified drivers will now be two separate and complete race programs on Saturday and Sunday, paying $1500-to-win and $175-to-start each night with an increase of over $5,000 from the originally posted purse.
For Modified drivers, there is a $50 entry fee per night entered if the driver has raced twice at CMS during a regular weekly race program PRIOR to this event. If the Modified driver has not raced twice PRIOR to this event at CMS during a regular weekly race program, the entry fee is $75. Entry fee includes driver pit pass for one night of competition only.
Saturday, August 30/Sunday, August 31 USRA Modified Special Payout: 1st $1,500 |2nd $1,000 | 3rd $700 | 4th $600 | 5th $500 | 6th $450 | 7th $400 | 8th $350 | 9th $300 | 10th $275 | 11th $250 | 12th $235 | 13th $225 | 14th $220 | 15th $215 | 16th $210 | 17th $205 | 18th $200 | 19th/20th/21st $195 | 22nd/23rd/24th $175 | B-Main non-transfers $50.
B-Modified drivers also have a special event over the Labor Day weekend taking place on Sunday, August 31. The B-Mod special will run under the USRA sanctioning banner. For B-Mods, the entry fee is $50 if the driver has raced twice at CMS during a regular weekly race program PRIOR to this event. If the B-Modified driver has not raced twice PRIOR to this event at CMS during a regular weekly race program, the entry fee is $75. Entry fee includes driver pit pass for one night of competition only.
Sunday, August 31 USRA B-Mod Special Payout: 1st $1,500 | 2nd $1,000 | 3rd $600 | 4th $500 | 5th $400 | 6th $300 | 7th $250 | 8th $225 | 9th $200 | 10th $175 | 11th $150 | 12th $150 | 13th $150 |14th $150 | 15th $130 |16th-24th | $125. B-Main non-transfers $50.
Car classes throughout the Labor Day weekend include USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, and the recently added Lightning Sprints, plus ULMA Late Models on Saturday, August 30. All lightning sprint groups are welcome; general rules for participating drivers may be found at www.midwestminisprints.com. CMS will use its track rules and formats for all classes throughout the weekend. On Sunday, August 31, USRA Modifieds return along with USRA B-Mods, Mod Lites, and the final 2014 appearance of the W.A.R. Sprint Car Series.
For both nights over the Labor Day weekend, gates will open at 4:30 with driver’s meeting and pill draw close at 6:30, hot laps at 7, and racing at 7:30. General admission for adults over the Labor Day weekend is $15, Military w/I.D. and Senior Citizens 65 and older $12, Kids six to twelve are $5, Children five and under are free. All pit passes are $30 throughout the two-day weekend events.
Visit CMS online for a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ document containing detailed information regarding the Labor Day weekend and a listing of order of events by car class and planned race events by logging onto the CMS website at www.centralmissourispeedway.net and selecting the tab titled “Labor Day Weekend at CMS.”
Racing resumes at CMS on Saturday, August 23 with guest class the Allstar Midget Series along with the USRA Modifieds (paying $1,000 to win/$160 to start each week), B-Modifieds, Street Stocks and Pure Stocks. For additional information call the Track Report line at (660) 747-2166.
Primitive-style camping is available at CMS; however, there is no dump site. Campfires are allowed only in fire pits. For more information call (816) 229-1338 in advance to inquire about parking campers or placing tents. All personnel on the speedway ground are responsible for disposal of waste items!
Each week, drivers at CMS compete for the best weekly race program Modified payout in the Midwest as they go for a victory in the $1,000-to-win/$160-to-start main event. For weekly race programs, gates open at 5 with driver’s meeting and pill draw close at 6:30, hot laps at 7, and racing at 7:30.
Weekly general admission for adults at CMS is $12, Military w/I.D. and Senior Citizens 65 and older $10, Kids six to twelve are $5, Children five and under are free. CMS is located 4 miles north on Hwy 13 from the Hwy 50 and Hwy 13 junction in Warrensburg, Missouri or 13 miles south of the Higginsville exit from I-70 going south on Hwy 13.
Remaining 2014 Events:
Saturday, August 23 – USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, Pure Stocks, plus Allstar Midget Series
Saturday, August 30 – Night 1 of the Labor Day Weekend Special Events Featuring $1,500-to-win USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, Lightning Sprints, and ULMA Late Models! Plus Karaoke after the races!
Sunday, August 31 – ‘Open Wheel Madness’ Night 2 of the Labor Day Weekend Featuring $1,500-to-win USRA Modifieds, $1,500-to-win USRA B-Mods, Mod Lites, and W.A.R. Sprints!
Saturday, September 6 – Midwest Coatings Race Night featuring USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, Pure Stocks, and ULMA Late Models!
Saturday, September 13 – KRLI Country 103.9 FM Radio Race Night featuring USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, Pure Stocks, and the Allstar Midget Series. Championship race night final event of the season.
Be sure to visit CMS online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net for the latest schedule updates, news, and information. On race day, be sure to call the Track Report Line for general information at (660) 747-2166. Follow us on Twitter @CMSgoing_green. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Missouri-Speedway. CMS may also be found on Instagram.