Schultz outlasts Moody for thrilling USRA Modified win at Central Missouri Speedway
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July 12, 2014  |  by Sam Stoecklin

WARRENSBURG, Mo. -- Mother Nature dealt a hot one for fans in the stands and drivers on hand for 98.5 FM ‘The Bar’ night at the races. Sixty-seven came through the CMS gates in five divisions including 16 USRA Modifieds as drivers competed in regular weekly championship racing one week after the special-events held during the Independence Day weekend.

Finishing out the preliminary heat races were the USRA Modifieds, who also competed in a pair of eight-car heat races to determine their main event starting grid. Brian ‘Back in Black’ Johnson put on a domination clinic for the opening heat race for the USRA Modifieds with Dean Wille edging Tim Karrick in a classic battle to the line for second and third. For the final heat race of the night, Jim Moody went from fourth on the grid to first in a matter of a lap-and-a-half to beat Terry Schultz and Gunner Martin to the line as preliminary action completed.

With last week’s outstanding feature event still weighing heavily on the minds of many CMS returns this week, the grid for the main event pulled onto the track for the closing race of the night. Schultz led early with Moody and Brian Johnson filing in just behind the leader. A lap-two caution flag waived over the field for Dean Wille, who came to a halt on the front stretch but was able to continue on in the event.

The spectacular racing continued through lap ten as Schultz remained out front over Moody in second and Tim Karrick third. Karrick’s night nearly came to an end as he went over the turn embankment, ultimately re-starting at the tail of the field.

By lap 20, Moody regained the lead from Schultz as the pair continued to thrill the fans with yet another race set to come down to the wire. I late-race caution flew on lap twenty as the man on the move was former champion Aaron Marrant who by now made his way to third. Dalton Krik also ran solidly inside the top four all race long.

To close out the event, the field was stopped twice more by single-car spins and each time Schultz was able to hold his line and eventually crossed the line first over Moody, Marrant, Kirk, Karrick, who rebounded to claim fifth, and Brian Johnson inside the top six.

In victory lane, Shultz said, “We’ve had a lot of bad luck the last few weeks. I’m just glad things seem to be working right.”

It was Schultz’s third CMS win this year and 54th of his career at CMS and first USRA-sanctioned win since last winning at CMS on May 31. Schultz now has seven USRA wins on the year at five separate tracks.

Next week at CMS on Saturday, July 19 is 95.3 KDKD Night at the Races featuring USRA modifieds, b-Modifieds, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, and guest class the Allstar Midget Series. CMS is now accepting donations for the annual kid’s night at the races on August 2 to include small toys, school supplies, kid-related goodies, candy, or cash donations. The goal is for every kid in attendance will receive a goody back filled with various donations from drivers, fans, and staff, who all enjoy the kid’s night festivities.

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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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Racing Association
USRA Weekly Racing Series
Central Missouri Speedway, Warrensburg, Mo.
Saturday, July 12, 2014

USRA MODIFIEDS

Feature:
1. (2) 90 Terry Schultz, Sedalia, Mo.
2. (1) 00 Jim Moody, Odessa, Mo.
3. (10) 34A Aaron Marrant, Orrick, Mo.
4. (8) 30 Dalton Kirk, Edgerton, Kan.
5. (5) 1K Tim Karrick, Basehor, Kan.
6. (3) 97K Brian Johnson, Independence, Mo.
7. (9) 19K Eddie Bray Jr., Archie, Mo.
8. (4) 68 Dean Wille, Warrensburg, Mo.
9. (14) 92 Danny Scrogham, Peculiar, Mo.
10. (7) 75 Gunner Martin, Blue Springs, Mo.
11. (12) 32P Nick Pence, Raymore, Mo.
12. (11) 24JR James Dean Eaton, Bates City, Mo.
13. (6) 23 Steve Twenter, Sedalia, Mo.
14. (13) 51B Brandon Hill, Holden, Mo.
15. (15) 2D Dean Bachner, Olathe, Kan.
16. (16) RPM75 Scotty Martin, Independence, Mo.



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