Dotson prevails at Central Missouri Speedway
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August 13, 2016  |  by Sam Stoecklin

Matt Dotson won the USRA Modified feature.

WARRENSBURG, Mo.—Saturday night produced near-perfect weather as 102 drivers checked in for racing and fun for the whole family for competition at the Central Missouri Speedway.

USRA Modifieds were in full force again on Saturday as 29 drivers competed in four outstanding heat races to begin their portion of the program. Heat one went to Ryan Middaugh over last week’s feature winner Dalton Kirk and Terry Schultz. Shad Badder fought off Robbie Test and Danny Scrogham in heat two with Gunner Martin besting Eric Turner and Lewis Jackson in heat three. The final heat of the night went to Kevin Blackburn ahead of Jim Moody and Nathan Vaughn. In the B-main, six drivers advanced to the feature including Dean Wille, Colson Kirk, Kaleb Bray, Brian Johnson, Richard Layne and David Wood.

Badder and current points leader, Blackburn earned the front row starting positions for the USRA Modified main event. Badder established himself as the early leader and driver to beat. Meanwhile, Test, Martin, Moody, and Matt Dotson looked for race lines to move up into the top three.

Blackburn stayed in the second spot until late in the race as Dotson used the high and low side to finally take the second spot away from Blackburn and Moody. It looked like Badder was on his way to victory lane after leading the first 24 laps, but on the final turn in tight lapped traffic, Dotson somehow found a high side lane and nosed past Badder and won the final feature of the night, setting himself up as a favorite for the final Labor Day USRA Modified special of the year with his win last night.

If Dotson can win the Labor Day Special on Sunday, September 4th to go along with his Memorial Day Weekend special-event win, he could walk away a $2,500 bonus for winning two of the three scheduled big-money CMS special events. Badder held on to finish second in a heart-breaking loss to Dotson with Blackburn third, Moody fourth, and last week’s feature winner Dalton Kirk rounding out the top five.

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.

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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,, and Seeburg Mufflers.

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United States Racing Association
USRA Weekly Racing Series
Central Missouri Speedway, Warrensburg, Mo.
Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016


1. (10) 88D Matt Dotson, Hallsville
2. (1) 73B Shad Badder, Bates City
3. (2) 26K Kevin Blackburn, Fulton
4. (3) 00M Jim Moody, Odessa
5. (8) 30 Dalton Kirk, Edgerton, Kan.
6. (11) 90 Terry Schultz, Sedalia
7. (4) 27T Robbie Test Jr., Jefferson City
8. (6) 75 Gunner Martin, Independence
9. (5) 21 Ryan Middaugh, Fulton
10. (7) 99T Eric Turner, Hermitage
11. (13) 70 Aaron Marrant, Richmond
12. (19) 68 Dean Wille, Warrensburg
13. (15) 1K Tim Karrick, Basehor, Kan.
14. (18) 17KK Kyle Westerhold, Blue Springs
15. (17) 7D7 Kyle Covert, Topeka, Kan.
16. (12) 92 Danny Scrogham, Peculiar
17. (22) 97K Brian Johnson, Independence
18. (23) 0 Richard Layne, Kansas City
19. (14) 12V Nathan Vaughn, Sedalia
20. (20) 5K Colson Kirk, Urbana
21. (21) 19KK Kaleb Bray, Archie
22. (24) 82 David Wood, Richmond
23. (9) 3J Lewis Jackson, Wellsville, Kan.
24. (16) 24JR James Dean Eaton, Bates City

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