Budweiser Night victories to Blackburn, Richards at Central Missouri Speedway
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June 10, 2017  |  by Sam Stoecklin

Kevin Blackburn won the USRA Modified feature.

The Summit Weekly Racing Series continued Saturday night at Central Missouri Speedway with 84 drivers checked in for action among the competing car classes including USRA Modifieds and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods, plus Street Stocks, Midwest Mod-Lites and Pure Stocks. As it turned out, the social media buzz was alive with excitement from drivers and fans after five outstanding main events closed out the night in a fast-moving three-hour time span.

The second feature of the night were the Out-Pace USRA B-Mods with a field of 20 cars. For the opening heat race, Jake Richards powered around current point leader Jacob Ebert for the victory, his third heat win of the year. Shane Patch drove to his first heat victory of the year during heat-race two, while Jonathan Knotts also claimed his first heat-race win of the year, edging Jeremy Lile for the win.

Last out on the track for their preliminary heat races were the USRA Modifieds with 15 drivers on hand. It took a few tries to start but in the opening Modified heat, Jim Moody came from the back of the field to claim the win over Nathan Vaughn while Terry Schultz of Sedalia dominated heat two over Dalton Kirk to finish up the night’s preliminary action in 55 minutes.

Out-Pace USRA B-Mods were next for their 20-lap event with Jake Richards and Cody Brill on row one. Jake Richards and Cody Brill amassed the most passing points on the night and began the 20-lap main event on row one. After several early caution-flags slowed the field, racing settled in for the opening laps with Brill taking command in a classic battle up front with Richards as the pair ran close for the lead in two race lines.

Richards used a high-side move around the low-running Brill on lap four to take the lead but Brill hung right with the leader challenging several times to keep Richards up on the wheel to hang onto the lead. A long period of green-flag racing settled and Cody Frazon was the man on the move during this stretch of racing as he advanced from eighth on the grid into the top five.

At lap 14 the caution flew one more time with Richards in the lead over Brill, Jacob Ebert, Frazon and Doug Wetzel. Richards and Brill again had a strong restart but heartbreak settled in for Brill two laps later as he experienced mechanical issues and had to retire to the infield, bringing an end to his strong run. This placed Ebert in the runner-up spot for the final four laps but the current point’s leader was unable to reel in Richards who ultimately claimed his third main event of the season. Ebert finished second followed by Frazon, Doug Wetzel in fourth, and Bobby Russell fifth.


Jake Richards won the Out-Pace USRA B-Mod feature.

The final race of the night was the 25-lap USRA Modified main event with Jim Moody and Kevin Blackburn leading the field ahead of Dalton Kirk and Terry Schultz. Blackburn darted out to the early race lead Moody and Schultz close behind. By lap five, it was obvious the race was going to be an epic battle to the finish with Moody using a low-side maneuver to move to the front only for Blackburn to sweep back around on the high side to reclaim the top spot.

Lap-after-lap the pair kept the crowd wanting more as they each took turns at sliders and cross-over moves in hopes of pacing the field. Meanwhile Schultz, Kirk, and Lyle moved up to the high side behind the exciting battle for the lead. Blackburn and Moody kept their battle going throughout the event as Kerry Davis moved up in the field and joined Schultz and Lyle inside the top five in their own close battle. With no caution flags to slow the race, Blackburn and Moody weaved in and out of lapped traffic at the front. Blackburn daringly moved to the low side in the late stages with Moody quickly taking the outside line to try and grab the lead.

As the white-flag lap flew over the field it was still anyone’s race until the final turns with Blackburn and Moody taking their battle right to the finish. Blackburn ultimately claimed his third feature win of the year, which came at the perfect time for him after a pair of heartbreaking main events the weeks before when strong finishes slipped away from him. Moody finished a strong second in the caution-free event with Schultz once again near the top in third. Chad Lyle claimed the fourth position with Davis turning in another top-five run in fifth. Rounding out the top ten were Tim Karrick, Dalton Kirk, Kyle Westerhold, John Allen, and Danny Scrogham.

Next Saturday the exciting CMS action continues KIX 105.7 night at the races for Father’s Day weekend, pit gates open at 4:30, grandstands at 5, driver pill draw closes at 6:15. We will have some men’s watches to give away courtesy of Gary Joslin’s and Joslin’s Jewelry. For the pill draw, late drivers will not be awarded passing points. The pit meeting takes place at 6:30, hot laps roll out at 7:00 and racing begins at 7:30. General admission adults $12, Military w/I.D. and Seniors 65 to 74 $10, kids ages six to twelve $5, five years and under are free, seniors 75 and older are also free. Seniors 80 and older may receive free pit admission courtesy of promoter Earl Walls, who recently celebrated his own 80th birthday in 2017 last April! All pit passes for the weekend are $30 per person.

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CMS wishes to thank its 2017 primary sponsors for their support including Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford, Budweiser, KMZU 100.7 FM, Sunoco Race Fuels, 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, College Town Apartments of Warrensburg, and Heartland Waste.

The list of 2017 business partners includes: Batliner Recycling, Kleinschmidt’s Western Store, OK Wheel Alignment, OK Tire Stores, Blue Springs Truck Line Inc., Brooks Auto LLC, Rick Darling Racing Engines/Head Porting, KMMO Radio, Sabre Solar LLC, KDKD Radio, LJS Graphics, Wilderness Ridge Tent & Canvas, DQ Grill & Chill of Warrensburg, Zaxby’s, Miller Lite, Victory Trophies & Plaques, Joslins Jewelry, Eickleberry Concrete & Construction, RockAuto.com, R & B Septic Services, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Wilderness Ridge Tent and Canvas, and Seeburg Mufflers. To join the CMS business partner team, call Susan Walls at (816) 229-1338. No calls after 8 p.m. please. For complete point standings visit www.centralmissourispeedway.net.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Racing Association
Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series
Central Missouri Speedway, Warrensburg, Mo.
Saturday, June 10, 2017

OUT-PACE USRA B-MODS

Feature:
1. Jake Richards (17J) Lansing, Ks 100 1
2. Jacob Ebert (94) Oak Grove, Mo 95 6
3. Cody Frazon (73) LaMonte, Mo 91 8
4. Doug Wetzel (10x) Leeton, Mo 87 7
5. Bobby Russell (7B) Smithville, Mo 84 14
6. Michael Bixby (20) Harrisonville, Mo 81 19
7. Chris Kitch (13k) Columbia, Mo 78 12
8. Chris Brockway (03) Warrensburg, Mo 76 9
9. Jeff Jackson (81) Liberty, Mo 74 11
10. Monty Mitchell (53) Windsor, Mo 72 17
11. Cody Brill (96) Harrisonville, Mo 70 2
12. Jesse Johnson (29) Liberty, Mo 68 16
13. Bradley Moore (72) 66 15
14. Gary Akers (31) Independence, Mo 64 20
15. Matt Michaels (13M) Lees Summit, Mo 62 10
16. Jacob Callahan (27) Warrensburg, Mo 60 13
17. Bobby Cochran (29C) Independence, Mo 58 18
18. Jonathan Knotts (92JK) Independence, Mo 56 5
19. Shane Patch (49) Overland Park, Ks 55 4
DNS. Jeremy Lile (17K) Higginsville, Mo 0 3

USRA MODIFIEDS

Feature:
1. Kevin Blackburn (26K) Fulton, Mo 100 2
2. Jim Moody (6W) Odesa, Mo 95 1
3. Terry Schultz (90) Sedalia, Mo 91 4
4. Chad Lyle (33) Oak Grove, Mo 87 5
5. Kerry Davis (16s) Parkville, Mo 84 6
6. Tim Karrick (1K) Basehor, Ks 81 9
7. Dalton Kirk (30) Edgerton, Ks 78 3
8. Kyle Westerhold (17K) Blue Springs, Mo 76 8
9. John Allen (03) Chanute, Ks 74 11
10. Danny Scrogham (92) Peculiar, Mo 72 12
11. James Dean Eaton (24JR) Bates City, Mo 70 7
12. Sam Florence (42) Kansas City, Ks 68 13
13. Danny Barker (96) Kansas City, Ks 66 10
14. Johnny Wyman (95JR) Fulton, Mo 64 14
DNS. Nathan Vaughn (12v) Sedalia, Mo 0 15



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