Fuqua bags $5,000 in Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl
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July 2, 2017  |  by Sam Stoecklin


Darron Fuqua (87) leads polesitter Matt Dotson (88) on his way to victory in the 12th Annual Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl at the Central Missouri Speedway.

Night two of the 12th Annual Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl completed the race weekend at Central Missouri Speedway as 83 drivers signed in for the night. USRA Modifieds came out in full force with 38 cars.

Twenty-six additional USRA Modifieds along with the 12 locked in cars from night one then took to the track in four heat races as drivers were in search of valuable passing points. Heat race wins went to Darron Fuqua over Gunner Martin. Heat two saw Justin Johnson in victory lane with Dean Wille second. Jim Moody chose to requalify for the night and claimed the victory in heat three over Kerry Davis. Ryan Middaugh found his way to the lead over Aaron Marrant in the final heat race.

USRA Modifieds later returned to the track for their B-Main, and it was Nathan Gold who claimed the win.

Fuqua quickly established himself as a front runner for the weekend as he captured the 20-lap scramble over Davis, Moody and Martin before the 24-car starting grid for the 50-lap finale returned to close out the night.

Matt Dotson and Fuqua started on row one with Fuqua taking the early lead. Dotson tried repeatedly to make a bid for the lead on a smooth, yet difficult track condition. Fuqua then found his rhythm and pulled away from Dotson and Johnny Scott inside the top three.

The first caution flag in the event waved on lap 11 for a spin involving Shad Badder and then again on lap 17 for Chad Lyle’s spin in turn four. Fuqua continued his dominance and pulled away from Dotson and Scott before Tim Karrick. drew a caution at lap 26.

Just as things were beginning to heat up for the lead and about to be interesting with the leaders close together behind lapped traffic, the caution flag flew again to dismay of fans hoping to see some side-by-side action on the difficult track. Scott and Dotson had a fierce battle going throughout the night in second as did Shultz and Stormy Scott for fourth. The late-race cautions were for Moody and Dennis Elliott, who both suffered flat tires. Kevin Blackburn was also a victim of a flat tire during the closing laps.

When racing resumed, Johnny Scott went for an opening on Dotson in turn three but ran out of real estate and wound up spinning from third in the field. His spin set up a final dash to the checkers. Dotson came to life for the race's closing laps and pulled to within a few feet of Fuqua, especially in turns one and two. On this night, however, no one found a way around Fuqua, who drives the No. 87 car and collected his 87th career main event victory. It was Fuqua’s second career win at the Central Missouri Speedway, and his biggest win to date.

Dotson gave it all he could to win his second CMS special event of the year but had to settle for second. Schulz was a solid third in the rundown with Stormy Scott fourth and Marrant fifth.


Darron Fuqua celebrates after winning $5,000 at the 12th Annual Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl at the Central Missouri Speedway.

CMS will take a week off next weekend, but will return to action on Saturday, July 15, with USRA Modifieds, and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods, plus Street Stocks, Mod Lites and Pure Stocks joining the action. Pit gates will open at 4:30, grandstands at 5 and driver pill draw closes at 6:15 (late drivers will not be awarded passing points). The pit meeting takes place at 6:30, hot laps roll out at 7 and racing begins at 7:30.

Special event pricing will be in effect on July 15. General admission for adults is $15, military and seniors ages 65-74 are $12, kids ages 6-12 are $5 and children 5 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.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Racing Association
Summit Racing USRA Weekly Racing Series
Central Missouri Speedway, Warrensburg, Mo.
Sunday, July 2, 2017

USRA MODIFIEDS

Heat Race #1:
1. (7) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan.
2. (6) 75 Gunner Martin, Sugar Creek, Mo.
3. (2) 38c Jason Pursley, Hermitage, Mo.
4. (4) 175 Jason Park, Kansas City, Kan.
5. (3) 5D Devon Havlik, Iowa Falls, Iowa
6. (1) 95JR Johnny Wyman, Fulton, Mo.
7. (5) 24d Donnie Fellers, Wheatland, Mo.

Heat Race #2:
1. (1) 7J Justin Johnson, Olathe, Kan.
2. (3) 68 Dean Wille, Warrensburg, Mo.
3. (5) 73 Mickey Burrell, Fairgrove, Mo.
4. (6) 02 Tanner Mullens, Goddard, Kan.
5. (4) 34 Mark Schafman, Edwardsville, Kan.
6. (2) 66T Tyler Schmidt, Easton, Kan.
DNS - 5 Colson Kirk, Urbana, Mo.

Heat Race #3:
1. (3) 00 Jim Moody, Odessa, Mo.
2. (1) 16s Kerry Davis, Parkville, Mo.
3. (2) 26K Kevin Blackburn, Fulton, Mo.
4. (5) 78 Derrick Hicks, Ravenwood, Mo.
5. (6) 8 Nathan Gold, Springfield, Mo.
6. (4) 27T Robbie Test, Kaiser, Mo.

Heat Race #4:
1. (3) 21 Ryan Middaugh, Fulton, Mo.
2. (5) 70 Aaron Marrant, Richmond, Mo.
3. (6) 48 Jimmy Dowell, Booneville, Mo.
4. (2) 69N Cory Wray, Trenton, Mo.
5. (1) 0X Steve Picou, High Ridge, Mo.
6. (4) 82 David Wood, Richmond, Mo.

Scramble:
1. (1) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan.
2. (9) 16s Kerry Davis, Parkville, Mo.
3. (2) 00 Jim Moody, Odessa, Mo.
4. (4) 75 Gunner Martin, Sugar Creek, Mo.
5. (5) 70 Aaron Marrant, Richmond, Mo.
6. (12) 26K Kevin Blackburn, Fulton, Mo.
7. (6) 7J Justin Johnson, Olathe, Kan.
8. (3) 21 Ryan Middaugh, Fulton, Mo.
9. (16) 69N Cory Wray, Trenton, Mo.
10. (13) 02 Tanner Mullens, Goddard, Kan.
11. (11) 38c Jason Pursley, Hermitage, Mo.
12. (20) 0X Steve Picou, High Ridge, Mo.
13. (14) 78 Derrick Hicks, Ravenwood, Mo.
14. (10) 73 Mickey Burrell, Fairgrove, Mo.
15. (17) 8 Nathan Gold, Springfield, Mo.
16. (15) 175 Jason Park, Kansas City, Kan.
17. (7) 68 Dean Wille, Warrensburg, Mo.
18. (8) 48 Jimmy Dowell, Booneville, Mo.
19. (18) 27T Robbie Test, Kaiser, Mo.
DNS - 5D Devon Havlik, Iowa Falls, Iowa

"B" Feature:
1. (1) 8 Nathan Gold, Springfield, Mo.
2. (6) 27T Robbie Test, Kaiser, Mo.
3. (4) 0X Steve Picou, High Ridge, Mo.
4. (2) 5D Devon Havlik, Iowa Falls, Iowa
5. (7) 82 David Wood, Richmond, Mo.
6. (3) 34 Mark Schafman, Edwardsville, Kan.
7. (8) 24d Donnie Fellers, Wheatland, Mo.
8. (5) 95JR Johnny Wyman, Fulton, Mo.
DNS - 5 Colson Kirk, Urbana, Mo.
DNS - 66T Tyler Schmidt, Easton, Kan.

"A" Feature:
1. (2) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan.
2. (1) 88d Matt Dotson, Sturgeon, Mo.
3. (7) 90 Terry Schultz, Sedalia, Mo.
4. (5) 2s Stormy Scott, Cameron, Mo.
5. (10) 70 Aaron Marrant, Richmond, Mo.
6. (20) 02 Tanner Mullens, Goddard, Kan.
7. (15) 03 John Allen, Chanute, Kan.
8. (9) 33 Chad Lyle, Oak Grove, Mo.
9. (8) 75 Gunner Martin, Sugar Creek, Mo.
10. (14) 7J Justin Johnson, Olathe, Kan.
11. (6) 00 Jim Moody, Odessa, Mo.
12. (11) 30 Dalton Kirk, Edgerton, Kan.
13. (16) 21 Ryan Middaugh, Fulton, Mo.
14. (23) 6W Dennis Elliott, Mt Ayr, Iowa
15. (12) 26K Kevin Blackburn, Fulton, Mo.
16. (19) 24JR James Dean Eaton, Bates City, Mo.
17. (3) 1st Johnny Scott, Cameron, Mo.
18. (22) 38c Jason Pursley, Hermitage, Mo.
19. (17) 1K Tim Karrick, Basehor, Kan.
20. (24) 0X Steve Picou, High Ridge, Mo.
21. (13) 173 Shad Badder, Bates City, Mo.
22. (4) 16s Kerry Davis, Parkville, Mo.
23. (18) 69N Cory Wray, Trenton, Mo.
24. (21) 12v Nathan Vaughn, Sedalia, Mo.



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