Central Missouri Speedway season begins Saturday
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April 13, 2016  |  by Sam Stoecklin

WARRENSBURG, Mo.—After a successful car show and evening practice session last week, Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) owners Earl and Susan Walls and the track staff are poised to begin the twenty-first year of operations under the CMS moniker this Saturday, April 16.
 
During last week’s car show sponsored by RE/MAX United, attendees viewing the cars voted on their best-appearing vehicle and the results of the ‘best in show’ in all four weekly racing divisions will be unveiled prior to the night’s regularly scheduled events take place as the winners will carry the opening ceremony flags and then be presented with their plaques.
 
CMS wishes to thank the following drivers for attending pre-season events this year including the Fourth Annual Car Show and Mavericks Hockey Game Car Show held earlier in the year: #44 B-Mod Dean Truelove, #44b Pure Stock Jason Burden, #12 B-Mod Olen Stephens, #28s B-Mod Bill Small, #47 Mod Lite Ed Griggs, #33 Street Stock Joshua Guy, #94 B-mod Jacob Ebert, #5 B-mod Buddy Thompson, #53k Pure Stock Larry Norris, #68 B-mod Dean Wille, #58 Pure Stock and #58 Street Stock Jeremiah Wilson, Rob Hardwick Street Stock, #73b Modified Shad Badder, #21D Street Stock Dalton Phillips, #51 Pure Stock Rob Gard, #007 Pure Stock Jason Ballard, #03 Pure Stock Jimmy Smith, #03b B-Mod Chris Brockway, #48 Micro Sprint Larry Dady, #00 Micro Sprint Jake Riley, #93 Non-Winged Sprint Car Taylor Walton, and #22 Mod-Lite Brandon Mixon.
 
USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks once again make up the weekly race program at CMS. Each week through Labor Day weekend the track will come to life with Pit Gates opening at 4:30 followed by Spectator Gates at 5. Driver Pill Draw Cutoff is 6:15 (no passing points awarded for late-arriving drivers). The Pit Meeting takes place at 6:30, Hot Laps roll off at 7 and Racing begins at 7:30.
 
Weekly admission prices are the exact same as last year: $12 for Adults, $10 for Active-Duty Military w/I.D. and Senior Citizens 65 years and over. Kids ages Six to Twelve years are $5 while children five and under are free. All Pit Passes are $30. Pricing will change for special event weekends during the Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day Sunday night race programs. Drivers are reminded that beginning in 2016, all golf carts and all-terrain vehicles must be registered prior to be used on the speedway grounds. The form is located under the Drivers tab on the website landing page. Season passes are being offered for a very limited time, call Susan Walls at 816-229-1338 for more info or on Race Day call 660-747-2166.
 
Over the off-season, the track received a new front stretch fence and a new pit-side concessions stand with additional new signage and a few coats of new paint on some of the perimeter buildings. The former front-stretch concessions stand is in the process of being renovated in time for the Memorial Day weekend after-race Karaoke and Barn Party. CMS also welcomes new track maintenance man Todd Johnson to the team this season. All other officials are returning once again this season. All drivers and teams who previously offered to donate side panels and hoods to decorate the barn walls with may bring their donation to CMS any time prior to Memorial Day weekend with drop off to track announcer Sam Stoecklin.
 
Keep up with CMS on Twitter @CMSgoing_green. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Missouri-Speedway. Join our email group by emailing info@centralmissourispeedway.net. Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net.

Contact Susan Walls at 816-229-1338 to join the CMS team of business partners, no calls after 8 p.m. There are several opportunities for your business to become involved in the exciting sport of dirt-track racing. No other sport has as many dedicated and loyal fans as weekly dirt racing. Car class sponsorship, event sponsorship, race night sponsorship, signage, points-sheet advertising, and special-event sponsorship are just a few of the ways to put your marketing and branding logo in front of the loyal race family!
 
CMS wishes to thank its 2016 primary sponsors for their support this season! Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford, Budweiser, KMZU 100.7 FM, Sunoco Race Fuels, KMMO FM 102.9, 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, Heartland Waste, and 'Today's New Hit Country' 95.3 FM KDKD.
 
This list of 2016 outstanding business partners includes: Victory Trophies & Plaques, Joslins Jewelry, Batliner Recycling, DQ Grill & Chill of Warrensburg, Blue Springs Chiropractic, Economy Lumber, Brooks Automotive LLC, Kleinschmidt's Western Store, OK Tire Stores, Eickleberry Concrete & Construction, Finish Line Performance, Wolf Tire Service, JA Performance and Outdoor Services, RockAuto.com, and Seeburg Mufflers.



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