Central Missouri Speedway main event wins to Wille, Richards
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August 12, 2017  |  by Sam Stoecklin

After several weeks of heavy rain in Warrensburg and the Central Missouri area, drivers and fans settled in for a near-perfect night for racing on Heartland Waste Night. Those in attendance savored a night of watching racing and cheering on their favorite drivers. All total, 108 race teams checked in to compete.

Dean Wille from Warrensburg dominated from the start of the USRA Modified feature for his first win of the season. In the Out-Pace USRA B-Mod feature event, Jake Richards from Lansing, Kan., fought hard for the win for his seventh feature victory of the year.

Out-Pace USRA B-Mod drivers competed against a stout field of 23 drivers registered for racing. During the three qualifying heat races, Jacob Ebert started seventh and drove hard as he grabbed the opening heat race win. Richards charged to the second heat race checkers then in heat three, Jeremy Lile hung on and earned his first B-mod heat win of the season.

The feature commenced with Ebert in command with Richards stalking him in second. After several early race cautions, Richards finally worked around Ebert after he hit a utility tire in turn two. Richards never looked back as he maintained the lead and pulled away with his seventh feature win this year. Steve Clancy moved up late in the race into second as Ebert settled for third. Cody Brill had a solid run in fourth and with Michael Bixby with a good run in fifth.

This week during the USRA Modified heat races, fans saw some electrifying race action as 22 drivers attempted to set their starting positions for the 25-lap feature. The young Kansas driver, Dalton Kirk grabbed the first heat and then the veteran driver, Tim Karrick took heat two. Heat three went to Gunner Martin who charged into the lead early on for the win.

Wille started with Karrick on the front row and swapped the lead in the first few laps of the feature. Wille then took command as Karrick, Martin, Kerry Davis, Dwight Niehoff and Jim Moody battled in the top six. Niehoff had a mechanical problem and pulled into the infield as his night was over. After several mid-race cautions Wille held off the competition with Martin hot on his tail as he explored for a way to get around Wille. Johnny Bone, Jr., entered the top three late in the race and eventually worked a low-side pass in turn two to claim second. Wille had his sight set on the finish as Bone did edge underneath Wille on the final lap, nearly taking the win. However, on this night it was Wille who hung on as the sparks flew along with the checkers to grab his first USRA Modified win of the year. Bone settled for second with Martin third, Davis fourth and Dalton Kirk up into fifth.

Kid’s Night activities will be made up next Saturday, Aug. 19, during Comfort Inn Night with excitement for young race fans from toddler age to kids up to 12 years old. There are a several events planned for kids on the special night, highlighted by the kid’s foot races on the track in girls and boys age groups of ages 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12. The foot races will take place during the intermission break. Every child 12 and under will receive a free hot dog and drink and will receive a free “goody bag” stuffed full of various items including coupons, school supplies, trinkets, hero cards and other small miscellaneous items. Kids will have a chance to win bicycles and backpacks through special drawings and by winning the competitive foot races.

When racing resumes next Saturday, August 19th, admission prices will be Adults $12, Active-Duty 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. Senior Citizens 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. Pit gates open at 4:30, grandstands at 5. Driver pill draw closes at 6:15; 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, and racing begins at 7:30.

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 www.centralmissourispeedway.net.

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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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United States Racing Association
Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series
Central Missouri Speedway, Warrensburg, Mo.
Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017


1. Jake Richards (17J) Lansing, Ks 100 2
2. Steve Clancy Jr (12C) Odessa, Mo 95 4
3. Jacob Ebert (94) Oak Grove, Mo 91 1
4. Cody Brill (96) Harrisonville, Mo 87 6
5. Michael Bixby (20) Harrisonville, Mo 84 9
6. Cody Frazon (73) Lamonte, Mo 81 11
7. Jeremy Lile (05) Higginsville, Mo 78 5
8. Luke Nieman (181) Nortonville, Ks 76 3
9. Bobby Russell (10x) Smithville, Mo 74 10
10. Russell Niehoff (10R) Lockwood, Mo 72 8
11. Bill Small (28s) Holden, Mo 70 17
12. Doug Wetzel (10w) Leeton, Mo 68 19
13. Chad Staus (c3) Otterville, Mo 66 20
14. Mack Ray (77R) Fayette, Mo 64 22
15. Monty Mitchell (53) Windsor, Mo 62 14
16. Jacob Callahan (27) Warrensburg, Mo 60 7
17. Matt Michaels (13M) Lees Summit, Mo 58 16
18. Jonathan Lucas (76L) Fayette, Mo 56 21
19. Chris Kitch (13k) Columbia, Mo 55 12
20. Bob Nakoneczny (21B) Warrensburg, Mo 54 18
21. Chris Brockway (03) Warrensburg, Mo 53 13
22. Kameron Grindstaff (14) Independence, Mo 52 15
DNS. Blake Davidson (B) Mokane, Mo 45 23


1. Dean Wille (68) Warrensburg, Mo 100 1
2. Johnny Bone (12) Pea Ridge, Ar 95 10
3. Gunner Martin (75) Sugar Creek, Mo 91 3
4. Kerry Davis (16s) Parkville, Mo 87 6
5. Dalton Kirk (30) Edgerton, Ks 84 4
6. Jim Moody (00) Odessa, Mo 81 5
7. Lance Mari (19SB) Imperial, Ca 78 12
8. Kyle Covert (7d7) Topeka, Ks 76 21
9. Clint Lyle (33) Raymore, Mo 74 11
10. Brian Johnson (97K) Independence, Mo 72 18
11. Danny Scrogham (92) Peculiar, Mo 70 15
12. Lewis Jackson (3J) Wellsville, Ks 68 13
13. James Dean Eaton (24JR) Bates City, Mo 66 14
14. Jimmy Dowell (48) Booneville, Mo 64 19
15. Tim Karrick (1K) Basehor, Ks 62 2
16. Colson Kirk (5) Urbana, Mo 60 17
17. Kyle Westerhold (17K) Blue Springs, Mo 58 8
18. Scotty Martin (75RPM) Independence, Mo 56 16
19. Kaleb Bray (19B) Archie, Mo 55 22
20. Nathan Vaughn (12v) Sedalia, Mo 54 9
21. Nathan Gold (8) Springfield, Mo 53 20
22. Dwight Niehoff (9d) Lockwood, Mo 52 7

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