Weekly Championship Racing Returns Saturday at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS)!
CMS Public Relations
May 31, 2017
(Warrensburg, MO) Only a few days removed from one of the biggest events in CMS history took place over the Memorial Day holiday, the speedway and staff welcome the return of weekly championship racing in all five divisions on KMZU Radio Race Night with the USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Midwest Mod-Lites, USRA B-Mods, and Pure Stocks.
Two-time feature winner Jim Moody of Odessa, Missouri continues to lead the USRA Modified standings with last year’s track champion and fellow two-time main-event winner Kevin Blackburn, just behind in second position. Another former champion, Gunner Martin is right in the mix as well and holds down third with Terry Schultz, also a former track champion fourth and Dalton Kirk in fifth.
Clayton Campbell captured his third Street Stock main event on the year last week and sits atop the standings heading into this week. Brett Wood has yet to find victory lane in a main event but is still right in the mix in second. Jay Prevete, a winner three weeks ago is third, while former track champion Chad Eickleberry sits in fourth, one run ahead of Kingsville, Missouri’s Michael Mullins in fifth.
The popular and still growing Midwest Mod-Lite division sees two-time feature winner Dillon Raffurty lead a near all-Raffurty sweep of the top five in the standings. Mike Raffurty holds down the second position with Cody Miller, hot off a solid second-place run last week in third. David and Jeff Raffurty round out the top five heading into Saturday’s events.
A driver who hauls from two and a half hours south of the track sits atop the USRA B-Mod standings so far this season, that driver is Russell Niehoff of Lockwood, Missouri who holds a narrow lead over former and defending track champion, Jacob Ebert of Oak Grove. Jake Richards is a two-time winner this season and is solidly in third position with Steve Clancy of nearby Odessa fourth and Cody Frazon of LaMonte in fifth.
In the Pure Stock ranks, last season’s champion has picked up right where he left off and heading into this week is coming off last week’s special-event win. Rodger Detherage of Calhoun leads the way over Rookie Driver Joey Harper in second. Larry Norris sits in the third position with Kansas City teammates Darrin Christy and Jason Ryun holding down the fourth and fifth positions respectively.
On Saturday, pit gates open at 4:30, grandstands at 5, driver pill draw closes at 6:15. Warning: late drivers will not be awarded passing points. The pit meeting takes place at 6:30, hot laps roll out at 7:00 and racing begins at 7:30. General admission adults $12, Military w/I.D. and Seniors 65 to 74 $10, kids ages six to twelve $5, five years and under are free, seniors 75 and older are also free. Seniors 80 and older may receive free pit admission courtesy of promoter Earl Walls, who recently celebrated his own 80th birthday in 2017 last April! All pit passes for the weekend are $30 per person.
Just announced, CMS is in search of the ‘Master of the Q at CMS’ during this year's Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl on Independence Day weekend. The Master of the Q will take home $500 for their winning BBQ! Master chefs should head over to the CMS Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Central-Missouri-Speedway and private message the track with their intent to enter the contest. Complete details are listed on the Facebook page and www.centralmissourispeedway.net! If additional entries are not received in the next week, the event will not take place, so far just two chefs have thrown their name in the hat, CMS would like to get that number to at least four or five to continue with the cookoff.
CMS wishes to thank its 2017 primary sponsors for their support including Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford, Budweiser, KMZU 100.7 FM, Sunoco Race Fuels, Midwest Coatings, Better Country KIX 105.7, KSDL, and KSIS FM, Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station, KRLI FM 103.9 & KAOL 101.3 FM The Grenade, Pepsi, 610 Sports Radio Kansas City, College Town Apartments of Warrensburg, and Heartland Waste.
The list of 2017 business partners includes: Batliner Recycling, Kleinschmidt’s Western Store, OK Wheel Alignment, OK Tire Stores, Blue Springs Truck Line Inc., Brooks Auto LLC, Rick Darling Racing Engines/Head Porting, KMMO Radio, Sabre Solar LLC, KDKD Radio, LJS Graphics, Wilderness Ridge Tent & Canvas, DQ Grill & Chill of Warrensburg, Zaxby’s, Miller Lite, Victory Trophies & Plaques, Joslins Jewelry, Eickleberry Concrete & Construction, RockAuto.com, R & B Septic Services, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Wilderness Ridge Tent and Canvas, and Seeburg Mufflers. To join the CMS business partner team, call Susan Walls at (816) 229-1338. No calls after 8 p.m. please.