Dotson grabs pole for Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl
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July 1, 2017  |  by Sam Stoecklin

The weather for racing was perfect on night one for the highly anticipated 12th Annual Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl as race fans and drivers kicked off a holiday weekend of special events at Central Missouri Speedway.

There were 94 drivers on hand racing their way through heat races and features.

The USRA modifieds competed in a series of heat races, a B-main, and a 20-lap scramble which qualified 12 drivers on the inside row for tonight’s $5,000 to-win feature. Matt Dotson earned the inside poll with Johnny Scott, Stormy Scott, Terry Schultz, Chad Lyle, Dalton Kirk, Shad Badder, John Allen, Tim Karrick, James Dean Eaton, Nathan Vaughn and Dennis Elliott filling out the remaining inside row starting positions. Jim Moody qualified but then relinquished his starting spot and will try again tonight during an all-new round of qualifying for USRA Modifieds.

Out-Pace USRA B-Mod drivers competed against a field of 23 drivers registered for racing. During the three qualifying heat races, Jake Richards outlasted Brad Smith and grabbed the opening heat race. Steve Clancy hung on ahead of Jacob Ebert and took the second heat race checkers. In heat three. Kameron Grindstaff bested Rex Harris and earned the final heat win.

The Out-Pace USRA B-Mod feature commenced with Richards in command with Harris and Smith in close pursuit. After several cautions, Richards stayed up front as the top five changed after Smith was involved in a spin in turn two after close racing contact with Clancy. Ebert entered as the next contender along with Clancy and Cody Brill. In the end, Richards never relinquished the lead and hung for his fifth win at CMS. Ebert remained in second with a good run followed by Cody Brill, Steve Clancy and Cody Frazon.

This week during the USRA Modified heat races, the fans reacted enthusiastically to some of the best racing of the night as 30 drivers attempted to qualify for the inside row top 12 starting spots for Sunday. Kirk grabbed the first heat ahead of Tyler Schmidt. Then Johnny Scott took the checkers in heat two in front of Schultz. The third heat belonged to Dotson who claimed the win with Stormy Scott and Allen close behind. The final heat had Moody take the win over Cory Wray and Badder. In the B-main, Brian Johnson, Vaughn, Elliott and Eaton transferred into the 20-lap scramble.

At the start of the scramble, Johnny Scott took the early lead with Dotson battling with him for the lead. Dotson made a clever move in turn four on lap four after some great lane-swapping racing between Johnny Scott and Dotson. Meanwhile behind the leaders, Stormy Scott, Schultz and Moody battled in the top five. Chad Lyle also made his presence known as he climbed past Moody into the top five. After two late race cautions, Dotson took the victory as he kept all challengers behind and him and claimed the inside row one starting position for tonight’s 50-lap Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl feature. Joining Dotson on the inside row for tonight’s finale are Johnny Scott, Stormy Scott, Schultz, Kirk, Badder, Allen, Karrick, Eaton, Vaughn and Elliott.

For Sunday’s race program, USRA Modifieds return for a second night of action in which drivers will compete for the outside row starting positions through a series of heat races, b-main if needed, and the night two 20-lap scramble. The finale of the night will be the 50-lap, $5,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start main event. Midwest-Mod Lites return for their $1,000-to-Win main event on night number two. The POWRi Allstar Midget Series also joins in on the action as they make their first appearance of the season at CMS.

On Sunday, pit gates open at 4:30, grandstands at 5, driver pill draw closes at 6:15. Warning: 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. Special Events pricing will be in effect both nights. General admission adults $15, Military w/I.D. and Seniors 65 to 74 $12, 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! Pit passes for anyone entering the pits on either night are $35 each. There will be no private vehicles allowed in the pits throughout the weekend, only race cars and haulers are permitted.

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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.
Friday, July 1, 2017

USRA MODIFIEDS

Heat #1:
1. (3) 30 Dalton Kirk, Edgerton, Kan.
2. (2) 66T Tyler Schmidt, Easton, Kan.
3. (6) 1K Tim Karrick, Basehor, Kan.
4. (1) 5D Devon Havlik, Iowa Falls, Iowa
5. (7) 82 David Wood, Richmond, Mo.
6. (5) 3J Lewis Jackson, Wellsville, Kan.
DQ - (4) 68 Dean Wille, Warrensburg, Mo.
DNS - 175 Jason Park, Kansas City, Kan.

Heat #2:
1. (6) 1st Johnny Scott, Cameron, Mo.
2. (7) 90 Terry Schultz, Sedalia, Mo.
3. (5) 5 Colson Kirk, Urbana, Mo.
4. (2) 8 Nathan Gold, Springfield, Mo.
5. (8) 26K Kevin Blackburn, Fulton, Mo.
6. (4) 6W Dennis Elliott, Mt. Ayr, Iowa
7. (3) 48 Jimmy Dowell, Booneville, Mo.
DQ - (1) 75 Gunner Martin, Sugar Creek, Mo.

Heat #3:
1. (5) 88d Matt Dotson, Sturgeon, Mo.
2. (4) 2s Stormy Scott, Cameron, Mo.
3. (2) 03 John Allen, Chanute, Kan.
4. (7) 33 Chad Lyle, Oak Grove, Mo.
5. (6) 97K Brian Johnson, Independence, Mo.
6. (1) 12v Nathan Vaughn, Sedalia, Mo.
7. (3) 38c Jason Pursley, Hermitage, Mo.

Heat #4:
1. (5) 00 Jim Moody, Odesa, Mo.
2. (6) 173 Shad Badder, Bates City, Mo.
3. (3) 69N Cory Wray, Trenton, Mo.
4. (1) 24d Donnie Fellers, Wheatland, Mo.
5. (4) 10x Doug Wetzel, Leeton, Mo.
6. (2) 24JR James Dean Eaton, Bates City, Mo.
DNS - 02 Tanner Mullens, Goddard, Kan.

"B" Feature:
1. (7) 97K Brian Johnson, Independence, Mo.
2. (10) 12v Nathan Vaughn, Sedalia, Mo.
3. (9) 6W Dennis Elliott, Mt. Ayr, Iowa
4. (11) 24JR James Dean Eaton, Bates City, Mo.
5. (13) 38c Jason Pursley, Hermitage, Mo.
6. (6) 24d Donnie Fellers, Wheatland, Mo.
7. (4) 02 Tanner Mullens, Goddard, Kan.
8. (12) 48 Jimmy Dowell, Booneville, Mo.
9. (3) 75 Gunner Martin, Sugar Creek, Mo.
10. (8) 10x Doug Wetzel, Leeton, Mo.
11. (2) 175 Jason Park, Kansas City, Kan.
DQ - (1) 68 Dean Wille, Warrensburg, Mo.
DQ - (5) 8 Nathan Gold, Springfield, Mo.
DNS - 3J Lewis Jackson, Wellsville, Kan.

"A" Feature:
1. (1) 88d Matt Dotson, Sturgeon, Mo.
2. (2) 1st Johnny Scott, Cameron, Mo.
3. (4) 2s Stormy Scott, Cameron, Mo.
4. (6) 90 Terry Schultz, Sedalia, Mo.
5. (8) 33 Chad Lyle, Oak Grove, Mo.
6. (5) 30 Dalton Kirk, Edgerton, Kan.
7. (7) 173 Shad Badder, Bates City, Mo.
8. (9) 03 John Allen, Chanute, Kan.
9. (12) 1K Tim Karrick, Basehor, Kan.
10. (20) 24JR James Dean Eaton, Bates City, Mo.
11. (18) 12v Nathan Vaughn, Sedalia, Mo.
12. (19) 6W Dennis Elliott, Mt. Ayr, Iowa
13. (13) 69N Cory Wray, Trenton, Mo.
14. (16) 5D Devon Havlik, Iowa Falls, Iowa
15. (11) 66T Tyler Schmidt, Easton, Kan.
16. (15) 26K Kevin Blackburn, Fulton, Mo.
17. (17) 97K Brian Johnson, Independence, Mo.
18. (10) 5 Colson Kirk, Urbana, Mo.
19. (14) 82 David Wood, Richmond, Mo.
20. (3) 00 Jim Moody, Odesa, Mo.

OUT-PACE USRA B-MODS

Heat #1:
1. (7) 17J Jake Richards, Lansing, Kan.
2. (4) 99 Brad Smith, Belton, Mo.
3. (5) C3 Chad Staus, Otterville, Mo.
4. (1) 181 Luke Nieman, Nortonville, Kan.
5. (2) 21B Bob Nakoneczny, Warrensburg, Mo.
6. (6) 10x Doug Wetzel, Leeton, Mo.
DQ - (3) 17k Jeremy Lile, Higginsville, Mo.
DNS - 15K Kevin Skaggs, Kirkville, Mo.

Heat #2:
1. (1) 12C Steve Clancy Jr, Odessa, Mo.
2. (3) 94 Jacob Ebert, Oak Grove, Mo.
3. (5) 96 Cody Brill, Harrisonville, Mo.
4. (6) 73 Cody Frazon, Lamonte, Mo.
5. (8) 91 Dean Bachner, Olathe, Kan.
6. (7) 15S Kody Bray, Archie, Mo.
7. (4) 27 Jacob Callahan, Warrensburg, Mo.
8. (2) 53 Monty Mitchell, Windsor, Mo.

Heat #3:
1. (2) 14 Kameron Grindstaff, Independence, Mo.
2. (6) 30 Rex Harris, Urbana, Mo.
3. (4) 17c Rod Cordon, Independence, Mo.
4. (5) 7B Bobby Russell, Smithville, Mo.
5. (1) 13k Chris Kitch, Columbia, Mo.
6. (3) 92JK Jonathan Knotts, Independence, Mo.
DQ - (7) 20 Michael Bixby, Harrisonville, Mo.

Feature:
1. (1) 17J Jake Richards, Lansing, Kan.
2. (6) 94 Jacob Ebert, Oak Grove, Mo.
3. (8) 96 Cody Brill, Harrisonville, Mo.
4. (5) 12C Steve Clancy Jr, Odessa, Mo.
5. (10) 73 Cody Frazon, Lamonte, Mo.
6. (13) 181 Luke Nieman, Nortonville, Kan.
7. (2) 30 Rex Harris, Urbana, Mo.
8. (23) 20 Michael Bixby, Harrisonville, Mo.
9. (16) 10x Doug Wetzel, Leeton, Mo.
10. (15) 13k Chris Kitch, Columbia, Mo.
11. (17) 15S Kody Bray, Archie, Mo.
12. (21) 17k Jeremy Lile, Higginsville, Mo.
13. (4) 99 Brad Smith, Belton, Mo.
14. (11) 7B Bobby Russell, Smithville, Mo.
15. (19) 27 Jacob Callahan, Warrensburg, Mo.
16. (20) 53 Monty Mitchell, Windsor, Mo.
17. (12) 91 Dean Bachner, Olathe, Kan.
18. (18) 92JK Jonathan Knotts, Independence, Mo.
19. (14) 21B Bob Nakoneczny, Warrensburg, Mo.
20. (9) 17c Rod Cordon, Independence, Mo.
21. (3) 14 Kameron Grindstaff, Independence, Mo.
22. (7) C3 Chad Staus, Otterville, Mo.
DNS - 15K Kevin Skaggs, Kirkville, Mo.



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