Weekly racing returns Saturday at CMS
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July 10, 2014  |  by Sam Stoecklin

WARRENSBURG, Mo. -- Just days removed from the Ninth-Annual Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl, Central Missouri Speedway is ready for more of the best drivers in the business to descend on the track for 98.5 FM the Bar race Night. USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Modifieds, Pure Stocks and guest class ULMA Late Models will compete this Saturday.

Last weekend, 146 drivers from seven racing divisions, representing 82 different home towns from four different states, competed in a total of 36 events and turned a total of 439 laps on the speedway to thrill the large crowds on hand. The weekend culminated in New Sharon, Iowa’s Zack VanderBeek claiming the $5,000-to-win USRA Modified payday.

This Saturday, weekly championship racing returns in all four regular divisions. Leading the USRA contingent is a pair of Missouri aces with Odessa’s Jim Moody and Sedalia’s Terry Schultz out front. In Street Stock competition, five-time feature winner Brett Wood of Warrensburg leads Jeremiah Wilson of Concordia. Among the strong contingent of B-Modified drivers, four-time feature winner Dean Wille of Warrensburg has the edge over Richard Brainard of Sedalia. In the new Pure Stock class, Gary Akers of Buckner shows the way over Leroy Morrison of Raymore. Note: mention of driver’s name does not guarantee race appearance.

The Lucas Cattle Company ULMA Late Models return for a fourth visit to CMS this weekend as the featured guest class. One driver in particular eager to return to CMS is hometown driver Jon Binning. “I’m really looking forward to racing right in my backyard. I hope the fans come out to support our class as well as drivers to the track. I am looking forward to racing close to home for all of my sponsors,” said Binning, who won the last two ULMA events, held at the speedway in late May.

ULMA drivers will assist in their annual fund-raising event for the popular Homes for Our Troops organization, which builds specially customized homes for returning post 9/11 war veterans who have sustained injuries in the service of their country. The organization will have items on sale and for auction throughout the evening.

Pit gates open at 4:30, spectator gates at 5. General admission for adults $12, military w/I.D. and senior citizens 65 and over $10, kids six to twelve $5, children five and under free! Driver's meeting and pill draw close at 6:30, hot laps at 7, racing at 7:30.

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.

Primary sponsors for CMS this season include Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford, Budweiser, Sunoco Race Fuels, Good Time Oldies 1450 KOKO/98.5 FM The Bar, Pepsi, KMMO FM 102.9, Midwest Coatings, Better Country KIX 105.7 FM, Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station, 610 Sports Radio Kansas City, KRLI Country 103.9 FM, Heartland Waste, and 'Today's New Hit Country' 95.3 FM KDKD.

This year’s list of outstanding business partners includes: Victory Trophies & Plaques, Roundabout Café, Batliner Recycling, Blue Springs Chiropractic, OK Tire Stores, Rick Darling Performance, Reece Nichols Realty LLC, Bodee's Racers Auction, Finish Line Performance, Economy Lumber and Hardware, Brooks Automotive LLC, Eickleberry Concrete & Construction, JA Performance, Kleinschmidt's Western Store, Rod End Supply, Quality Home Improvements, Wolf Tire Service, Miller Lite, Goody’s Steakburgers, The Cornerstone Agency, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Lek-Tro-Mek Service Co., Seeburg Mufflers, RockAuto.com, and RacinDirt.com.

CMS is located 3.5-miles north of Warrensburg, MO from the junction of Highways 50 and 13 in Warrensburg just north of the new Hwy 13 by-pass round-a-bout, or from the Higginsville exit off I-70, head south on Highway 13 for twelve and half miles. Full standings and results located at www.speednetdirect.com.

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