Boney makes triumphant return to CMS victory lane
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August 23, 2014  |  by Sam Stoecklin

WARRENSBURG, Mo. -- Hot summer weather blanketed the region throughout the weekend as fans and drivers braved the elements for the first time in three weeks at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) for the return of weekly racing. CMS came back to life after a two-week break during the Missouri State Fair with drivers competing in preliminary heat races and main events throughout the night.

USRA Modified drivers fine-tuned their race programs ahead of next weekend’s twin$1500-to-win special events and it was Dustin Boney from Gower who brought home his first USRA modified win of the season after a break in his racing career to focus on his business.

During the intermission break, drivers took part in a collection for local racer and many-time CMS winner Jason Bodenhamer, who recently lost his home and personal belongings in a fire. CMS wishes to thank the drivers and fans for donating to Jason so generously.

This week the competition heated up in the USRA Modified heat races, which usually brings out tight racing action as drivers attempted to improve finishing positions for maximum passing points. On Saturday evening, Buddy Benedict edged out Tim Karrick in heat one. Making his first run this season at CMS, Dustin Boney from Gower, Missouri grabbed heat two in front of Jason Thompson with Sam Florence from Kansas City edging out Aaron Marrant from Orrick in heat three.

Boney seemed to be comfortable at the front of the pack and almost made it look like he never missed a beat in his two-year absence. Behind him, several drivers mixed it up including former track Champion, Jason Thompson and Matt Johnson from Archie. Also in the fray were Jason Bodenhamer, Tim Karrick, Aaron Marrant and Dean Wille. Several cautions, including a lap two restart cost several drivers including Buddy Benedict, Danny Scrogham, Steve Twenter and Brian Johnson an early exit in the feature after a grinding crash.

As the laps counted down, it was obvious Boney was the driver to beat as he claimed his first USRA Modified feature win of the year. Johnson moved up late for the second spot past Thompson who hung on for third, Karrick looked strong in fourth and Wille also moved up late in the race for fifth with Bodenhamer sixth. In victory lane an emotional Boney thanked all of his crew and his wife for putting so much time in on the car in order for him to be ready on race night.

Next weekend at CMS will be one for the memory books as drivers in multiple classes converge on the track for the Labor Day weekend on Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31. On Saturday the action gets underway with $1500-to-win USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, Lightning Sprints and ULMA Late Models. Action continues on Sunday for ‘Open Wheel Madness’ night with $1500-to-win USRA Modifieds, $1500-to-win USRA B-Modifieds, Mod Lites, and the final appearance of the year for the W.A.R. Sprint Car Series. Action on both nights gets underway with gates opening at 5 and racing at 7:30. For complete details visit www.centralmissourispeedway.net and click on the tab titled “Labor Day Weekend at CMS.”

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Racing Association
USRA Weekly Racing Series
Central Missouri Speedway, Warrensburg, Mo.
Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

USRA MODIFIEDS

Feature:
1. 22x Dustin Boney, Gower
2. 16s Matt Johnson, Archie
3. 20 Jason Thompson, Concordia
4. 1k Tim Karrick, Basehor, Kan.
5. 68 Dean Wille, Warrensburg
6. 03 Jason Bodenhamer, Centerview
7. Y9 Aaron Marrant, Orrick
8 . 00 Jim Moody, Odessa
9. 75 Gunner Martin, Blue Springs
10. 30 Dalton Kirk, Edgerton, Kan.
11. 19k Eddie Bray, Archie
12. 90 Terry Schultz, Sedalia
13. 99w Dennis Walrath, Clinton
14. 32p Nick Pence, Raymore
15. C17 Jeremy Chambers, Parsons, Kan.
16. 39 Luke Driskell, Stilwell, Kan.
17. 44 Jared Rogers, Tecumseh Kan.
18 . 42 Sam Florence, Kansas City
19 . 86 Buddy Benedict, Independence
20 . 97k Brian Johnson, Independence
21 . 23 Steve Twenter, Sedalia
22 . 92 Danny Scrogham, Peculiar
23 . 32d Darren Robinson, Berryton, Kan.
DNS - 24jr Jimmy Eaton, Bates City



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