Schultz fights back for opening night Labor Day Weekend win at Central Missouri Speedway
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August 30, 2014  |  by Sam Stoecklin

WARRENSBURG, Mo. -- Near-perfect temperatures greeted drivers and fans at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) Saturday evening as the track kicked off its annual Labor Day Weekend special events with the first of two straight nights of competition.

A total of 23 USRA Modified competitors checked in for competition.

USRA Modifieds headlined the evening with the first of two twin $1,500-to-win 35-lap feature events of the weekend and it was USRA national points leader Terry Schultz of Sedalia who powered his way to the front of the field to claim the night one main event.

USRA Modified drivers competed four 10-lap prelims to determine the passing points order, which ultimately built up to the top-8 redraw to set the front four rows of the night’s main event. The first heat race went to Dean Wille over the travelling father and son tandem of Bob and Jake Timm of Winona, Minn.

Heat #2 belonged to former track champion Jason Thompson who claimed the win ahead of Schultz and Aaron Marrant.

For heat #3, former CMS feature winner Justin Johnson drove to the win over Tim Karrick and a returning Shad Badder.

For the final heat race, Robbie Reed of Quincy, Ill., picked up the win over Fulton’s Kevin Blackburn and last week’s feature winner, Dustin Boney.

The top-8 passing points earners, which included Wille, Thompson, Johnson, Reed, Karrick, Bob Timm, Blackburn and Schultz, re-drew for their 35-lap main event starting positions. Karrick drew the number one starting position with Blackburn, son of two-time CMS track champion Gary Blackburn Jr., to the outside at the drop of the green flag for the main event.

Karrick led the field to the green with a strong running Blackburn side-by-side for many of the opening laps. After a rough start and a few black-flag warnings to various drivers, things seemed to settle down just a bit as drivers were eager to make their way to the finish and gain valuable spots in the solid paying race.

Blackburn was strong on the high side with Karrick mostly running low. Robbie Reed and Dean Wille faded early on with Reed coming out on the worst end of contact and ultimately suffering a cut tire, only to have his crew make quick repairs so he could return to the track in time to make it back out on the field as the race resumed. Meanwhile, Bob Timm began charging to the front and blasted into the top three with Schultz and Thompson also in the mix.

In what turned out to be a fantastic race with some of the strongest USRA drivers battling hard for positions, Timm continued his charge to the front chasing Schultz, who pressured and eventually took the lead from Blackburn who slipped to third. A few laps later, Timm darted out front on the low side. Soon after, Schultz switched lines and moved to the low side to keep Timm in close quarters. Timm looked like he was going to sail onto the victory as he and Schultz were the class of the field.

Marrant came to life from his 11th starting spot and broke into the top three late in the race and added his name to the possible list of winners. Timm and Schultz ran close until Timm suffered mechanical issues and exited the track with just a few laps remaining. With the drivers now in a good rhythm, Schultz took command with Marrant in second and 12th-starting Shad Badder blasting through the field to come all the way to third.

As the white flag flew, Schultz hugged the low line with Marrant close behind as Schultz ultimately led to his USRA national points lead with the victory over Marrant. Badder capped off a nice charge into the top three in third with Blackburn recording his best-ever CSM finish in fourth. Boney had an up-and-down night but still came away with a top five with Thompson sixth, Tylyer Schmidt seventh and Karrick eighth. Chad Lyle was ninth followed by Johnson in tenth.

CMS kicks right back into high gear on Sunday, Aug. 31, for the second-straight night of action to close out the Labor Day weekend with featuring another $1500-to-win USRA Modified main event and a $1500-to-win USRA-sanctioned B-Mod main event, plus Mod Lites and the W.A.R. Sprint Car Series in their final appearances at CMS this year.

Admission prices for Sunday include: adults $15, senior citizens 65+ and active duty military w/i.d. $12, kids aged 6 to 12 years $5, children five and under are free. Pit passes are $30.

There are no track registration fees; however, Modified and B-mod drivers must have a USRA license or purchase $10 temporary license. 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 driver has not raced twice prior to this event at CMS during a regular weekly race program, entry is $75. Entry fees includes driver pit pass.

For USRA Modified drivers, there is a $50 entry fee 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 the entry fee is $75. Entry fee includes driver pit pass. Same night entries are available in ALL competing classes throughout the weekend, there is no pre-entry for any competing class.

Rain date for the weekend is Monday, Sept. 1, with one hour earlier start times. Primitive camping is permitted at CMS; however, there is no dumpsite. 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 their own disposal of waste items and will be held accountable for their actions.

No track points will be awarded in any classes this weekend; however, USRA Modifieds will compete for national points on both Saturday and Sunday while USRA B-Mod drivers will earn national points on Sunday night during their $1500-to-win special event.

Weekend Payouts

USRA Modified Special: 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.

USRA B-Mod Special: 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.

Action gets underway Sunday night with gates opening at 5 p.m. and racing at 7:30. For complete details visit and click on the tab titled Labor Day Weekend at CMS. On race day, call the track report line at 660-747-2166.

For the remainder of the season, CMS is taking canned and boxed good food collections as well as clothing in good repair for donations to local charities for the less fortunate. Fall and Winter-time clothing has been requested from our community partners as cooler weather will soon settle in over the area. Look for donation drop boxes in the main foyer on the front side, on the pit side, donations may be dropped off in the office.

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United States Racing Association
USRA Weekly Racing Series
Central Missouri Speedway, Warrensburg, Mo.
Saturday, August 30, 2014


1. 90 Terry Schultz, Sedalia
2. Y9 Aaron Marrant, Orrick
3. 107 Shad Badder, Oak Grove
4. 95 Kevin Blackburn, Fulton
5. 22x Dustin Boney, Gower
6. 20 Jason Thompson, Concordia
7. 66t Tyler Schmidt, Easton, Kan.
8. 1k Tim Karrick, Basehor, Kan.
9. 96 Chad Lyle, Oak Grove
10. 7j Justin Johnson, Gardner, Kan.
11. 5 Robbie Reed, Mexico
12. 88d Matt Dotson, Hallsville
13. 49jr Jake Timm, Winona Minn.
14. 71 Jim Body, Diamond
15. 67 Tim Dotson, Sturgeon
16. 99w Dennis Walrath, Clinton
17. 23 Steve Twenter, Sedalia
18. 2d Dean Bachner, Olathe, Kan.
19. 49 Bob Timm, Winona Minn.
20. 17 Lucas Conley, Spring Hill Kan.
21. 69x Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.
22. 68 Dean Wille, Warrensburg
DNS - 00 Jim Moody, Odessa

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