Central Missouri Speedway victories to Moody, Ebert
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August 19, 2017  |  by Sam Stoecklin

Summer returned in full force Saturday evening as Central Missouri Speedway welcomed drivers, crew, and fans to the track for Comfort Inn and Kid’s Night on a hot August evening. A total of 82 teams signed in to compete in the USRA Modifieds, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods, Street Stocks, Midwest Mod-Lites and Pure Stock divisions during a program of 18 events.

Eighteen Out-Pace USRA B-Mods competed in three heat races to setup their main event later in the night. Consistent driver Michael Bixby took the honors in heat one ahead of Cody Frazon and Jacob Callahan. For heat two, Doug Wetzel grabbed the checkers over Jake Richards and Bill Small. The final heat of the night went to defending champion Jacob Ebert over Jeremy Lile and Chris Brockway.

USRA Modifieds competed in three preliminary heat races with 17 cars signed in for the night. Jim Moody won the first heat from pole position over last week’s feature winner Dean Wille and Nathan Vaughn. Terry Schultz drove to the win ahead of Tim Karrick and Dalton Kirk for heat two. While Kerry Davis won heat three over Brian Johnson and Steve Twenter.

Out-Pace USRA B-Mods returned next for their 20-lap main event. With a smooth and tacky track, Ebert started on row one alongside Wetzel. Ebert led Wetzel during the opening stages but unfortunately Wetzel’s setup for the main event was too tight and he quickly faded from contention while Frazon, Bixby, Richards and Lile fought for positions inside the top five behind Ebert.

By lap five, leaders were already into lapped traffic as a furious battle for second ensued with Frazon and Richards. The yellow flag waved on lap nine for a single-car spin as Evert led Richards, Frazon, a fast-climbing Steve Clancy and Brockway. A couple more yellow flags flew in the race’s second half but Ebert held off all challengers each restart.

When the leaders came off turn four for the final time it was Ebert who prevailed for his third win of the season and 39th career win at CMS. Richards made his way to second at the finish after starting sixth. Steve Clancy came from 11th to finish third with Frazon fourth, Brockway fifth and Lile rounding out the top six.

USRA Modifieds closed out the night with a 20-lap event with some close-quarters action at the front of the field from the drop of the green flag as Davis and Moody showed the way. Coming off turn four for lap one, Moody, Schultz and Davis made some contact going for the lead but everyone came out unscathed at that point and the race stayed green with Moody in the lead. Schultz tried to hang with Moody and did so during the race’s early stages with Davis settling into third. Meanwhile, Karrick and Wille held steady in fourth and fifth.

A caution flew over the field for the No. 17k car of Kyle Westerhold who spun coming off turn four at lap number nine. When racing resumed, Moody led Schultz, Davis, Karrick, Wille, Kirk, Johnson, Vaughn, Jimmy Dowell and Danny Scrogham. When racing resumed, another caution waved for Vaughn as he caught the worst end of an accordion-like mash-up in turn four.

With ten laps in the books for the halfway distance the green flew once again with Moody again showing the way. Vaughn returned to the race as did Johnson who gave up a top-10 run as he came to the aid of his crew who got him back on the track in time for racing. Kerry Davis moved the high side on the restart to challenge up front as Wille also tried to make up some ground. As the laps completed, Moody had a quarter of a straightaway lead over the field until Westerhold found himself involved in a second caution in turns three and four along with Kaleb Bray.

Just six laps remained when the race went back to green flag action as Schultz tried to move to the high side to reel in Moody, Davis was right there as the pair battled for second with Davis overtaking Schultz with four laps remaining. Dowell spun late in the race off turn two to draw a caution over the field with Moody then leading Davis, Schultz, Karrick, Wille and Kirk inside the top six with three laps remaining.

For the final push, Moody mashed the gas off turn four as Davis and Schultz resumed their fierce battle for second, just as the race appeared to be near completion, Dowell drew a second caution as he went too high in turn three. Kirk gained a spot in the closing laps and was fifth on the restart. Moody again brought the field to the firing line. Schultz tried the high side for the final few laps and re-took second from Davis but came up just short at the finish as Moody prevailed for his fourth win of the season. Schultz was second with David third. Karrick posted a strong fourth-place run ahead of Kirk and Wille inside the top six.

Next Saturday, Aug. 26, marks the last regular weekly race program before the track rolls into its annual two-night Labor Day weekend events the following Saturday and Sunday. For Saturday, Aug. 26, admission prices are: 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. 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.

All the Labor Day weekend events and race information is now posted on the CMS website be sure to visit www.centralmissourispeedway.net and click on the tab from the main page titled Labor Day Weekend at CMS. If you are on a mobile device, give time for the main menu to scroll through and click on the Labor Day tab.

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. 19, 2017


1. (2) 94 Jacob Ebert, Oak Grove
2. (6) 17J Jake Richards, Lansing, Kan.
3. (11) 12C Steve Clancy Jr., Odessa
4. (3) 73 Cody Frazon, LaMonte
5. (9) 03 Chris Brockway, Warrensburg
6. (4) 05 Jeremy Lile, Higginsville
7. (7) 28s Bill Small, Holden
8. (13) 13M Matt Michaels, Lees Summit
9. (17) 3w Derek Williams, Higginsville
10. (15) 77R Mack Ray, Fayette
11. (16) 76L Shawn Lehenbauer, Fayette
12. (10) 92JK Jonathan Knotts, Independence
13. (12) 99c Jack Cunningham, Wellington
14. (8) 27 Jacob Callahan, Warrensburg
15. (14) B Blake Davidsonkane
16. (1) 10w Doug Wetzel, Leeton
17. (5) 20 Michael Bixby, Harrisonville
18. (18) 96 Cody Brill, Harrisonville


1. (2) 6w Jim Moody, Odessa
2. (3) 90 Terry Schultz, Sedalia
3. (1) 16s Kerry Davis, Parkville
4. (5) 1K Tim Karrick, Basehor, Kan.
5. (6) 30 Dalton Kirk, Edgerton, Kan.
6. (7) 68 Dean Wille, Warrensburg
7. (4) 97K Brian Johnson, Independence
8. (17) 75 Gunner Martin, Sugar Creek
9. (10) 92 Danny Scrogham, Peculiar
10. (12) 33 Clint Lyle, Raymore
11. (8) 12v Nathan Vaughn, Sedalia
12. (14) 7d7 Kyle Covert, Topeka, Kan.
13. (16) 32p Nick Pence, Raymore
14. (11) 19B Kaleb Bray, Archie
15. (9) 23 Steve Twenter, Sedalia
16. (13) 48 Jimmy Dowell, Booneville
17. (15) 17K Kyle Westerhold, Blue Springs

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