Moody, Ebert capture Central Missouri Speedway spotlight
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August 26, 2017  |  by Sam Stoecklin

Jim Moody won the USRA Modified feature.

Another solid weekend of racing is now in the history books as 91 drivers made their way to Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) for racing on KRLI 103.9 and ‘The Grenade’ Night at the races. Capturing the weekend headlines were Jim Moody in the USRA Modifieds, who survived a late-race challenge for the second week in a row from Terry Schultz to capture his fifth win of the year, and Jacob Ebert collected his second-consecutive win in Out-Pace USRA B-Mod action.

Out-Pace USRA B-Mod drivers competed against a stout field of 19 teams registered for a night of racing. During the three qualifying heat races, Bobby Russell grabbed the opening heat win with a charge from the tail of the field. Jeremy Lile barely outdistanced Cody Frazon to the line for the win in heat two. In heat three, Dean Wille hung on and earned the heat win ahead of Jacob Ebert.

When the Out-Pace USRA B-Mods returned for their 20-lap main event, Russel took command early with Lile, Ebert, Wille and Chris Brockway battling it out in the top five. Lile gained the lead a few laps later as Wille and Ebert applied pressure. Ebert eventually slipped into the lead out of turn four on the low side and had Wille follow him into second. By lap 15, Ebert was in control with Wille hounding him in second. Lile and Michael Bixby also stayed alert behind them. Ebert hung on for his 40th career CMS feature win as Wille finished strong in second. Lile, Bixby and Brockway rounded out the top-five. Behind the leaders at the finish, a wild last-lap incident involving five cars coming off turn four caused some extensive damage to those cars when Jeff Jackson flipped over on his hood, although shaken, Jackson walked away from the incident.

Jacob Ebert won the Out-Pace USRA B-Mod feature.

The USRA Modified heat races produced some high-octane moments for the fans as 23 drivers competed to set their feature starting spots. Clint Lyle grabbed the opening modified heat for his first win of the year before Dalton Kirk commanded heat two. Heat three went to Ryan Middaugh, who made his long haul from Fulton pay off with a win over Schultz.

When the field of drivers returned for the 25-lap main event, Middaugh led the field into turn one with the early lead and stayed up front until Moody used a high side pass to grab the top spot while Middaugh stayed committed to the hub in second, putting pressure on Moody to reclaim the lead. Moody has been tough late in the year with a win last week and seemed to be well in control until the race’s closing laps. As Moody and Middaugh worked their way through lapped traffic, Schultz used the high side to catch the leaders to make it a three-car battle royal at the front. Other top-five contenders included Lyle, Brain Johnson, Tim Karrick and Gunner Martin.

A final caution on lap 23 produced concern for Moody after a car spun right in front of him in lapped traffic, almost ending his night. The final green-white-checkered finish was another heart-pounding race, but Moody hung on for his fifth win of the season and 24th of his CMS racing career. For the second straight week, Schultz tirelessly worked every possible groove on the track to find a way around Moody but came away as runner-up. Karrick jumped out and moved up into third on the final restart as Middaugh slipped back after suffering some right-side and rear quarter-panel damage to finish fourth while Martin used patience and perseverance to come away in fifth.

Next Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-3, the regular race season at CMS ends with the annual Labor Day Weekend two-night special events. Street Stocks, Midwest Mod-Lites, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods and Pure Stock championship points racing ends while USRA Modifieds begin qualifying action on Saturday night as their season is set to end on Sunday night with the $3,000-to-win, 35-lap main event.

Action begins Saturday with USRA Modifieds competing in their preliminary events to set the stage for the night one Scramble event, with the top 12 finishers from the night one scramble transferring to the starting grid on the inside rows in starting positions 1 through 23. The night one scramble will also feature a first-ever payout for making the race! Only the night one scramble will pay out with the winner going away with $500 and starters receiving at least $100 for making the grid. Street Stocks, Midwest Mod-Lites, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods and Pure Stocks will also compete throughout the night.

On Sunday, racing continues with a new round of grid qualifying for the USRA Modifieds as they compete through preliminary races and the night two scramble to determine the outside row starting positions 2 through 24 for the $3,000-to-win, 35-lap main event later in the night. The night two scramble does not have a payout, only the night one scramble pays out. Joining in on the action will be Out-Pace USRA B-Mod drivers competing in their annual $1,500-to-win Track Special event. ULMA Late Models return to CMS one final time during the season and for the first time ever, E-Mods will compete at CMS on what is sure to be a spectacular night of racing to bring the regular season to a close.

Admission prices for both Saturday and Sunday are as follows: Adults $15, Active-Duty 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. Senior Citizens 80 and older may receive free pit admission. Pit passes for anyone entering the pits up to age 79 are $35. 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 Labor Day weekend events and race information is readily available on the CMS website. Be sure to visit 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 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. Out-Pace 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, Aug. 26, 2017


1. (5) 94 Jacob Ebert, Oak Grove, Mo.
2. (3) 68 Dean Wille, Warrensburg, Mo.
3. (2) 05 Jeremy Lile, Higginsville, Mo.
4. (9) 20 Michael Bixby, Harrisonville, Mo.
5. (6) 03 Chris Brockway, Warrensburg, Mo.
6. (11) B Blake Davidson, Mo.kane, Mo.
7. (1) 7B Bobby Russell, Smithville, Mo.
8. (13) 10w Doug Wetzel, Leeton, Mo.
9. (7) 81 Jeff Jackson, Liberty, Mo.
10. (16) 28s Bill Small, Holden, Mo.
11. (12) 15S Kody Bray, Archie, Mo.
12. (18) 29 Rick Boose, Liberty, Mo.
13. (19) 27 Jacob Callahan, Warrensburg, Mo.
14. (17) 77R Mack Ray, Fayette, Mo.
15. (14) 76L Shawn Lehenbauer, Fayette, Mo.
16. (8) 72 Bradley Moore, Urich, Mo.
17. (15) 92JK Jonathan Knotts, Independence, Mo.
18. (10) 53 Monty Mitchell, Windsor, Mo.
19. (4) 73 Cody Frazon, LaMonte, Mo.


1. (5) 00 Jim Moody, Odessa, Mo.
2. (3) 90 Terry Schultz, Sedalia, Mo.
3. (14) 1K Tim Karrick, Basehor, Kan.
4. (1) 21 Ryan Middaugh, Fulton, Mo.
5. (6) 75 Gunner Martin, Sugar Creek, Mo.
6. (11) 68 Dean Wille, Warrensburg, Mo.
7. (15) 75RPM Scotty Martin, Independence, Mo.
8. (8) 97K Brian Johnson, Independence, Mo.
9. (13) 17K Kyle Westerhold, Blue Springs, Mo.
10. (10) 48 Jimmy Dowell, Booneville, Mo.
11. (16) 24JR James Dean Eaton, Bates City, Mo.
12. (19) 8 Nathan Gold, Springfield, Mo.
13. (9) 12v Nathan Vaughn, Sedalia, Mo.
14. (7) 95JR Johnny Wyman, Fulton, Mo.
15. (2) 33 Clint Lyle, Raymore, Mo.
16. (20) 23 Steve Twenter, Sedalia, Mo.
17. (22) 0 Richard Layne, Kansas City, Mo.
18. (17) 32p Nick Pence, Raymore, Mo.
19. (18) 19B Kaleb Bray, Archie, Mo.
20. (12) 7d7 Kyle Covert, Topeka, Kan.
21. (4) 30 Dalton Kirk, Edgerton, Kan.
22. (21) 1x Matt Johnson, Archie, Mo.

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