Dotson claims Central Missouri Speedway victory
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May 28, 2016  |  by Sam Stoecklin

WARRENSBURG, Mo.—The sun finally returned and after some hard work by the track maintenance crew, Central Missouri Speedway fans and drivers took in a great night of racing to kick off the two-day Memorial Day Weekend of racing.

Fans and drivers alike enjoyed some family time on the patriotic holiday weekend spending some time at CMS with 100 cars on hand. Matt Dotson from Hallsville battled for the USRA Modified feature and claimed his first CMS feature win of the year.

A healthy count of 32 USRA Modified drivers checked in for racing. This week during the heat races the fans were once again thrilled to see some entertaining racing as Brian Johnson, Danny Scrogham, Gunner Martin and Lewis Jackson claimed the heat wins.

The USRA Modifieds are always exciting to watch at CMS and last evening was another thriller. Scrogham dove low into the first turn to lead early and led for the first 17 laps before a caution flag emerged. Jackson used the high side on the multi-grooved surface to maintain third. Meanwhile, Johnson stayed in the mix until late in the race when he suffered a mechanical issue after a restart in turn two ended his night.

Matt Dotson pressured Scrogham later in the race after several restarts and finally made it stick in turn one after it appeared Scrogham’s car couldn’t hold the low side. Chad Lyle also moved up with Aaron Marrant to battle in the top three until Lyle’s car had a mechanical issue on the final lap, which ended his night. Dotson prevailed in the end and claimed his first CMS USRA Modified win this season. Marrant hung on and grabbed the second spot after Lyle departed the track. Scrogham also moved back up into third for his best finish this season. Tanner Mullins inside the top five.

Sunday, May 29, features a Cancer Awareness 50/50 fundraiser, 2-seater car rides, and karaoke with Char after the races in the all-new CMS Party Barn. Special events racing featuring a $3,000-to-win USRA Modified 35-lap main event. Also competing Out-Pace USRA B-Mods, ULMA Late Models and the Allstar Midget Series. Pit gates open at 4:30, grandstands at 5, hot laps at 7, and racing at 7:30. Admission: adults $15, active-duty military $12, seniors age 65 and up $12, kids ages 6 to 12 years $5, children 5 and under free. Seniors 75 years and older free. All pit passes $35. On race day call (660) 747-2166. Note, participating Out-Pace USRA B-Mod drivers must possess a valid USRA license or purchase a temporary license on-site.

CMS has partnered with Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station to offer a 10% discount for drivers, crews, and fans making their way to CMS for the Memorial Day Weekend. Comfort Inn is located near the junction of Hwy 50 and Hwy 13 in Warrensburg. The physical address is 609 E. Russell Ave, Warrensburg, Missouri 64093. Phone:(660) 429-4848, be sure to ask for the CMS racer’s discount. For those who wish to camp for the weekend, CMS does allow camping; however, there are no dump sites and camping is primitive. All personnel staying on the grounds should let the CMS staff know at the main pit entrance office. All personnel are responsible for cleanup of their camping area on the grounds.

CMS recently announced the make-up event dates for the 5/21/16 rained out events, the date is Saturday, June 25, for the USRA Modified makeup. Stay tuned to CMS press releases and the website and social media for future announcements.

Be sure to check out for complete details on the Memorial Day Weekend plan of events, once you land on the site, look for the “Memorial Day Weekend Info” tab, which includes information on purses throughout the weekend, admission prices, start times, driver entry fees, 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.

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

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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United States RAcing Association
USRA Weekly Racing Series
Central Missouri Speedway, Warrensburg, Mo.
Saturday, May 29, 2016

1. 88d Matt Dotson, Hallsville
2. 70 Aaron Marrant, Richmond
3. 92 Danny Scrogham, Peculiar
4. 02 Tanner Mullens, Wichita, Kan.
5. 75 Gunner Martin, Blue Springs
6. 85s Tyler Shaw, Mexico
7. 26k Kevin Blackburn, Fulton
8. 68 Dean Wille, Warrensburg
9. 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan.
10. 21 Ryan Middaugh, Fulton
11. 75d Tad Davis, Mount Hope, Kan.
12. 82 David Wood, Richmond
13. 12v Nathan Vaughn, Sedalia
14. 2d Dean Bachner, Olathe, Kan.
15. 86 Buddy Benedict, Independence
16. 33 Chad Lyle, Oak Grove
17. 97k Brian Johnson, Independence
18. 3j Lewis Jackson, Wellsville, Kan.
19. 75rpm Scotty Martin, Independence
20. 5 Justin Shoemaker, Inola, Okla.
21. 53 Ronnie Woods, Mexico
22. 3 Bubba Harvey, Kansas City, Kan.
23. 73b Shad Badder, Oak Grove
24. 9d Dwight Niehoff, Lockwood

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