Blackburn looks to solidify Central Missouri Speedway title this Saturday
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August 10, 2016  |  by Sam Stoecklin

Shad Badder (73b) and Danny Scrogham (92) compete in USRA Modified action at Central Missouri Speedway. (John Lee photo)

WARRENSBURG, Mo.—Championship racing continues in all divisions along with guest class ULMA Late Models this Saturday at Central Missouri Speedway.

After last week’s focus was on the youngsters for Kids Night. This week the attention turns back to the races for the weekly track championships and the overall title for the visiting ULMA Late Model drivers celebrating their 10th anniversary of racing.

Kevin Blackburn posted a rare finish outside of the top five last week but still holds the top spot in this week’s USRA Modified standings, trying to become the first father-son duo to win a CMS Modified championship.

Kevin’s father, Gary Blackburn, was crowned champion in 2004 and 2005.

USRA Modified Points (top 5):
1. 26k Kevin Blackburn, Fulton ... 1414
2. 75 Gunner Martin, Blue Springs ... 1316
3. 97k Brian Johnson, Independence ... 1087
4. 92 Danny Scrogham, Peculiar ... 1075
5. 12v Nathan Vaughn, Sedalia ... 1034

In only a few weeks over the Labor Day weekend, special event racing returns to CMS with a $3,000-to-win USRA Modified main event along with a slew of guest class and other special event racing. Racing will take place on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3-4. Look for additional details at www.centralmissourispeedway.net in the coming days.

For any new drivers wishing to give CMS a try, registration is now just $10 for the remainder of the season for USRA Modified, B-Mod, Street Stock, and Pure Stock drivers. There are no registration fees for guest classes. This Saturday pit gates open at 4:30 with admission gates opening at 5. Driver pill draw cutoff is 6:15 (no passing points awarded to late-arriving drivers). Pit Meeting takes place at 6:30, followed by hot laps at 7, and racing at 7:30.

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. Admission prices for this weekend are: $12 adult general mission, $10 military with I.D., seniors 65 to 74 $10, kids aged 6 to 12 $5. Children 5 and under and seniors 75 and over free. All pit passes $30.

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. Don’t forget about the all-new CMS Going Green YouTube video page!

CMS and Lakeside Speedway will once again team up for their end-of-season banquets for one single night of awards, camaraderie and bench-racing, food, music, and fun on November 5th at the Blue Springs Elk’s Lodge. Stay tuned for further details in the coming weeks as the race season nears completion in September. Here’s a look at how the championship point standings are unfolding to determine the 2016 CMS Track Champions.

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, 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.



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