UCM Race Night victory goes to Johnson at Central Missouri Speedway
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April 23, 2016  |  by Sam Stoecklin

WARRENSBURG, Mo.—Week two of the 2016 race season produced exciting racing for fans throughout the evening on University of Central Missouri Night at CMS. Matt Johnson of Archie claimed the USRA Modified feature for his first victory the season.

This week the fans were entertained to close-quarters racing action in the highly competitive USRA Modified heat races as drivers attempted to maximize passing points with their heat race finishes. Shad Badder edged Brian Johnson and Eddie Bray, Jr., in heat one. Tim Karrick crossed the line ahead of Matt Johnson and Terry Schultz in heat two. The final heat of the night had Darron Fuqua taking the checkers in front of Kevin Blackburn and Gunner Martin.

The USRA Modifieds once again showed their skills on the multi-grooved and smooth surface as Shad Badder led the early portion of the 25-lap feature. Brian Johnson and Kevin Blackburn battled early up front in the top three. Tim Karrick was also in the mix in the top five along with Darron Fuqua utilizing the high side of the track. Matt Johnson then started his move to the front also using the high side to eventually grab the lead on lap 11 and held on until the end. Terry Schultz’s car slowed on the restart on turn four, which led to some chain reaction damage for Dean Wille, who had to leave the race with heavy damage. When the race returned to green-flag conditions, the side-by-side, lap-after-lap battles were intense among drivers inside the top five as Badder, Matt Johnson, Blackburn, Fuqua, and Chad Lyle raced inside the top five.

Johnson proved to be resilient as the double checkers flew when he drove into victory lane with a well-deserved USRA feature win, his first at CMS this year. Badder hung onto second while Blackburn edged out Fuqua at the line for a tight third place finish. Chad Lyle advanced from eleventh on the starting grid to score a solid fifth-place finish.

Next Saturday, April 30th is Whiteman Air Force Base Night at the Races featuring Weekly Racing with USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, & Pure Stocks Plus Guest Class Midwest Mod Lites featuring the Camp Valor Team 327 Mod Lite! Pit Gates Open at 4:30, Grandstands at 5, Hot Laps at 7, and Racing at 7:30. Adult Admission is $12, Active/Retired Military w/I.D. $5, Seniors 65+ $10, Kids 6 to 12 years $5, children five and under free, all pit passes $30. Wounded Warriors & Immediate Family Receive Free Grandstand Admission with valid VA I.D. card.

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. 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, Kleinschmidt's Western Store, OK Tire Stores, Eickleberry Concrete & Construction, LJS Graphics, Finish Line Performance, Wolf Tire Service, JA Performance and Outdoor Services, RockAuto.com, and Seeburg Mufflers.

MAIN EVENT RESULTS, APRIL 23, 2016

USRA MODIFIEDS

Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 6 1X  Matt Johnson  Archie , Mo 100.00
2 1 73B  Shad Badder  Bates City, Mo 95.00
3 3 26K  Kevin Blackburn  Fulton , Mo 91.00
4 5 87  Darron Fuqua  Mayetta , Ks 87.00
5 11 33  Chad Lyle  Oak Grove, Mo 84.00
6 7 90  Terry Schultz  Sedalia , Mo 81.00
7 10 3J  Lewis Jackson  Wellsville , Ks 78.00
8 4 1K  Tim Karrick  Basehor , Ks 76.00
9 9 75  Gunner Martin  Independence , Mo 74.00
10 12 92  Danny Scrogham  Peculiar , Mo 72.00
11 2 97K  Brian Johnson  Independence , Mo 70.00
12 8 19K  Eddie Bray Jr.  Archie , Mo 68.00
13 16 12V  Nathan Vaughn  Lincoln , Mo 66.00
14 20 2D  Dean Bachner  Olathe , Ks 64.00
15 13 24JR  James Dean Eaton  Bates City, Mo 62.00
16 17 24D  Donnie Fellers  Wheatland , Mo 60.00
17 18 22  Matt Plumb  Peculiar , Mo 58.00
18 19 32P  Nick Pence  Raymore , Mo 56.00
19 14 X25  Travis Ruff  Belton , Mo 55.00 DNF
20 15 68  Dean Wille  Warrensburg , Mo 54.00 DNF



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