Dowell, Richards grab Central Missouri Speedway victories
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July 15, 2017  |  by Sam Stoecklin

Jimmy Dowell of Boonville, Mo., garnered his second-ever Central Missouri Speedway victory Saturday night with the USRA Modifieds.

Racing returned in a big way to Central Missouri Speedway Saturday evening with 14 USRA Modifieds and 21 Out-Pace USRA B-Mods on hand.

Out-Pace USRA B-Mods took the green flag in three preliminary heat races with Jacob Ebert claiming his fourth heat win in the opening event, Kameron Grindstaff claimed his third heat victory during heat two while Jake Richards claimed his sixth heat race victory.

At the start of the 20-lap main event, Richards and Ebert, both previous feature winners, brought the field to turn one for the first time. Richards shot out to an early race lead using the low line, as he has grown accustomed to doing at CMS over the last few weeks. Entering the night’s action, Richards had five CMS wins and sat third in national Out-Pace USRA B-Mod points. Ebert did all he could to stay with Richards in the opening laps but found himself guarding his position from a determined Steve Clancy in second.

A quick caution for debris slowed the field in the race’s early stages as Richards held the top spot through a second caution on lap number eight. By this time, Clancy made his way to second with Ebert third. For the restart, Clancy tried everything possible to hang with Richards, but Richards continued to pull away from his closest pursuers.

Meanwhile, Chase Galvan was having one of his best-ever CMS runs as he advanced to the top five from his tenth starting position. Cody Frazon sat in the fifth position with Bobby Russell, Chad Staus, Shane Patch and Chris Brockway fighting for spots inside the top ten.

Cody Frazon’s strong top-five run came to an end when he did a half spin in between turns three and four as Chad Staus had to slow to avoid contact with Frazon and the utility tire. Unfortunately, both drivers were relegated to the back on the restart as Richards continued to lead Clancy, Ebert, Galvan and Bobby Russell.

Just eight laps remained on the field as the drivers returned to full-throttle action. Over the final laps, Clancy again stayed within striking distance of Richards but was never able to mount a serious challenge to overtake Richards, who ultimately went on to record his sixth victory of the year at CMS, more than any other driver at the track this year. Clancy rans a solid second with Ebert coming away in third. Galvan ran fourth at the finish followed by Bobby Russell and Shane Patch.

Jake Richards of Lansing, Kan., captured his sixth Out-Pace USRA B-Mod victory on Saturday night at the Central Missouri Speedway.

In the USRA Modified division, two heat races were contested with Danny Scrogham of Peculiar grabbing his first heat win of the year over Nathan Gold and Jim Moody in heat race one. For heat race number two, Jimmy Dowell made his recent return to racing a success with a victory over Tim Karrick and Dalton Kirk.

To start the 20-lap main event, Scrogham and Dowell led the field to the green flag. Scrogham grabbed the early race lead ahead of Dowell and Kirk at the start of the main event, by lap three the drivers were locked in an intense battle for the lead with Kirk showing the way out front of the close battle. Dowell stayed close on the high side trying to keep Kirk in check as Moody made his way to the third position with Scrogham fourth and Karrick fifth.

Dowell flirted with disaster on the high side on lap seven as he nearly went too high in turn three but the slip didn’t cost him too badly as he stayed right with race leader Kirk. Moody stayed steady in third with Karrick taking over the fourth spot by the midway marker as Scrogham ran fifth. Dean Wille, Nathan Vaughn, John Allen, Bryan Johnson and Kyle Westerhold also ran inside the top ten.

Back to the front, Dowell, continued to hound Kirk for the lead until a yellow flew just as Dowell grabbed the lead on lap twelve. Going back to the last completed lap, Kirk regained the lead with Dowell second, Moody third, Karrick fourth and Scrogham fifth.

On the restart, Kirk was strong on the loud pedal and kept Dowell behind him; however, a multi-car tangle in turn four occurred with Moody, Gold, Westerhold, Wille, Jimmy Eaton, Steve Twenter, Vaughn and Allen all involved. Unfortunately, Wille had too much damage from the chain reaction incident to continue and retired to the pits. Moody, Gold, Allen and Vaughn continued while Eaton and Twenter also retired from the race with damaged race cars.

When racing resumed, it was Kirk leading Dowell, Karrick, Scrogham, Johnson, Kaleb Bray, Moody, Vaughn, Gold and Allen remaining in the race at lap 11. As the race restarted with nine laps to go, Kirk again powered his way off turn four to keep Dowell, a former track champion at CMS, behind him.

In the closing stages, Dowell went back to work on the high side with Karrick pressuring down low as the pair looked for a way to close in on Kirk. Meanwhile Scrogham and Moody found the high side to their liking as they raced for a spot inside the top five. Johnson moved into fourth a couple laps later to keep his momentum going as Dowell used up the high side for all it was worth in search for a way around Kirk.

Moody claimed fourth a few laps later as the leaders continued their battle for the win with two distinct lanes, Kirk low and Dowell up high. Dowell was strong off turn two and kept close to Kirk on the final lap to make a bid for the lead as the pair ran side by side. Dowell made a successful pass for the lead coming off of turn two as he appeared to be in a sling-shot off the corner to grab the lead and the eventual win, which was his second career CMS win. Behind Dowell at the line was Kirk in second, Karrick third, Moody recovered from his earlier spin to grab fourth, Johnson recorded his strongest finish of the year in fifth, with Allen sixth.

Next Saturday the season continues at CMS, pit gates will open at 4:30, grandstands at 5, driver pill draw closes at 6:15. Warning: late drivers will not be awarded passing points. Call the track report line on race day at 660-747-2166 if something prevents you from arriving on time. The pit meeting takes place at 6:30, hot laps roll out at 7:00 and racing begins at 7:30.

General admission next week is as follows: 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! Pit passes for anyone entering the pits up to age 79 are $30. There will be no private vehicles allowed in the pits on Saturday, only race cars and haulers are permitted.

In just a few weeks, CMS will host one of the most anticipated nights of the year with the annual “Kid’s Night at the Races” on Saturday, August 5th. CMS is currently seeking donations to make for an unforgettable night for the participating kids ages toddler to 12 years. Donations of bikes, backpacks, school supplies, hero cards, t-shirts, business coupons, and various small-sized treats are requested. CMS will also take monetary donations for the event, funds will be used to purchase school supplies to stuff the backpacks and goodie bags with to ensure every child on hand goes home with a bag and plenty of chances to win additional prizes. Donations may be dropped off on the pit side of the speedway to anyone working in the pit entrance office.

Although it seems too early to think about fall racing, October will be here before a blink of an eye and this year CMS has one additional huge event planned for Friday, October 20th and Saturday, October 21st for the first annual ‘Triple SSS at CMS’ Street Stock Showdown. Drivers will gun for a $5,000 payday on the hollowed grounds of CMS over this two-day event. USRA B-Mods are also part of the program each night. You can find all you need to know for the Triple SSS weekend on the CMS website under the heading of Street Stock Showdown Headquarters at

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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,, 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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United States Racing Association
Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series
Central Missouri Speedway, Warrensburg, Mo.
Saturday, July 15, 2017


1. (1) 17J Jake Richards, Lansing, Kan.
2. (3) 12C Steve Clancy Jr, Odessa, Mo.
3. (2) 94 Jacob Ebert, Oak Grove, Mo.
4. (10) 0 Chase Galvan, Bonner Springs, Kan.
5. (5) 7B Bobby Russell, Smithville, Mo.
6. (8) 49 Shane Patch, Overland Park, Kan.
7. (16) 03 Chris Brockway, Warrensburg, Mo.
8. (14) B Blake Davidson, Mokane, Mo.
9. (7) 21B Bob Nakoneczny, Warrensburg, Mo.
10. (15) 15S Kody Bray, Archie, Mo.
11. (9) c3 Chad Staus, Otterville, Mo.
12. (20) 27 Jacob Callahan, Warrensburg, Mo.
13. (11) 28s Bill Small, Holden, Mo.
14. (6) 73 Cody Frazon, LaMonte, Mo.
15. (17) 15K Kevin Skaggs, Kirkville, Mo.
16. (19) 77R Mack Ray, Fayette, Mo.
17. (12) 13k Chris Kitch, Columbia, Mo.
18. (13) 81 Jeff Jackson, Liberty, Mo.
19. (18) 99c Jack Cunningham, Wellington, Mo.
20. (4) 14 Kameron Grindstaff, Independence, Mo.
DNS - 76L Jonathan Lucas, Fayette, Mo.


1. (2) 48 Jimmy Dowell, Booneville, Mo.
2. (5) 30 Dalton Kirk, Edgerton, Kan.
3. (3) 1K Tim Karrick, Basehor, Kan.
4. (4) 00 Jim Moody, Odessa, Mo.
5. (8) 97K Brian Johnson, Independence, Mo.
6. (10) 03 John Allen, Chanute, Kan.
7. (1) 92 Danny Scrogham, Peculiar, Mo.
8. (9) 12v Nathan Vaughn, Sedalia, Mo.
9. (14) 19B Kaleb Bray, Archie, Mo.
10. (6) 8 Nathan Gold, Springfield, Mo.
11. (7) 68 Dean Wille, Warrensburg, Mo.
12. (12) 17K Kyle Westerhold, Blue Springs, Mo.
13. (13) 24JR James Dean Eaton, Bates City, Mo.
14. (11) 23 Steve Twenter, Sedalia, Mo.

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