Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford Night up next at Central Missouri Speedway
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May 12, 2016  |  by Sam Stoecklin

WARRENSBURG, Mo.—This Saturday at CMS is Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford Night featuring Weekly Racing in all divisions plus the return of the Midwest Mod Lites! Action gets underway with pit gates opening at opening at 4:30 followed by Spectator Gates at 5. Driver Pill Draw Cutoff is 6:15 (no passing points for late-arriving drivers). The Pit Meeting takes place at 6:30, Hot Laps roll off at 7, and Racing begins at 7:30.

Last week, CMS resumed action with feature victories going to Chad Lyle in USRA Modifieds, Clayton Campbell in Street Stocks, Jacob Ebert in B-Mods, and Gary Akers in the Pure Stocks. Joining those four classes this week are the Midwest Mod-Lites, with the first of several CMS dates for the group. Ed Griggs and Donnie Dannar, both former Modified driver sat CMS are two of the drivers looking forward to returning to CMS action, this time in Mod-Lite competition.

After three weeks of competition, the championship point standings in each division are starting to take shape. In USRA Modified action, Kevin Blackburn of Fulton, Missouri and son of two-time CMS Modified Champion Gary Blackburn, Jr., has taken over the lead in the standings by just 18 points over defending champion Terry Schultz. Gunner Martin, Tim Karrick, and Shad Badder round out the top five.

Just two more regular race weeks are scheduled before the first Summer Holiday and Special Events Racing at CMS for the 2016 season. CMS recently added detailed event information to the track’s website at Once on the site, look for the “Memorial Day Weekend Info” tab, which includes information on purses throughout the weekend, admission prices, start times, and much more!

USRA Modified drivers should take note of the special bonuses offered by promoters Earl and Susan Walls for the big three summer holiday special events. For any driver who wins the Memorial Day $3,000-to-win race and then also wins the Tom Wilson Memorial over Independence Day weekend, and then goes on to win the $3,000-to-win race later in the year over Labor Day weekend, they will earn a $5,000 bonus for the clean sweep! If you add the base purse “to win” money for the three events together it totals $11,000, now add on another $7,500 in bonus money and that totals a whopping possible $18,500 going to a driver who sweeps all three events. However, there’s still a $2,500 bonus for any driver that doubles up and wins any two of the three big-money events this summer.

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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 Join our email group by emailing Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to Mention of driver names throughout this press release does not guarantee race appearances.

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,, and Seeburg Mufflers.

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