||Victory Lane Celebrations for Karrick, Wood, McMillin and Ebert on Scout Night at Central Missouri Speedway!
Photo by John Lee's High Fly-N Photos
(Warrensburg, MO) – This weekend was the last opportunity for drivers to prepare for the final of the three summer holiday modified specials at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS). Modified drivers will compete for a $3,000 -to-win special event on Sunday, September 4th after the B-modified drivers go after their $1,500-to-win feature on Saturday, September 3rd. The drivers competing on Scouts night at the races this weekend produced some exciting racing action at the ‘Fastest High Banked Clay Oval in the Midwest’ in the four weekly divisions, including the ‘mighty’ modifieds, ULMA late models, street stocks, and b-modifieds. The question was who would celebrate in Waterloo Storage Products Victory Lane with a feature win as the drive to the championship crown continues on to September 10th.
Starting the weekly racing action were the Brooks Automotive B-Mods with three heat races for the 27 cars in the pits. Jeremiah Wilson took the checkered flag in heat one for the win. Jason Bodenhamer in Trent Deadmon’s car grabbed heat two with points leader, Jacob Ebert for the win in the final heat. A b-main finalized the final starting spots when Ethan Isaacs won the race and Steve Neal, Ernie Walker, Jeff McNew and Cody Brill transferred into the main event.
After intermission, the b-modified main feature began with Ebert and Johnny McGinnis starting up front leading the 15-lap feature after Bobby Russ Wood had to scratch his start on the outside front row. Ebert quickly jumped into the early lead, but Bodenhamer kept the pressure on attempting the high and low groves to move around Ebert. Another tough night for Chad Staus led to a turn four incident and a flat tire causing him to end his night after looking strong in the top three. Ethan Isaacs out of the b-main made some convincing moves up through the field to the top four by lap ten. Ebert moved into some lapped traffic late in the feature to add some tension with Bodenhamer on his tail.
In the end, Ebert grabbed his tenth feature win with Bodenhamer close behind in second. Isaacs with one of the a fastest cars on the track, finished in third. Chris Whalen posted a strong fourth-place finish just ahead of McGinnis in fifth and Chris Brockway in sixth.
The Eickleberry Concrete, Expressways Food Shop, Brooks Automotive Street Stocks placed 15 machines on the track for two event heat qualifiers. Herb Dannar claimed heat one over Jeremy Curless with 17 year old Bryce McMillin taking heat two over Jason Ryun. Ryun and McMillin started on the front row for the 15-lap main with McMillin once again making a statement early on in the feature that he was in control . Brian Ziegler made an unusual slip in turn two on the initial start of the event which put him at the tail of the field. Ryun continued to put pressure on McMillin with Jay Barnes moving up into third on lap seven. After several cautions Ziegler worked his way back up into contention with some smooth high-side racing.
McMillin proved himself again against some tough competition and gained his second feature win in a row at CMS. Barnes posted a strong runner-up finish, Ryun coming home in third with a solid finish, Ziegler settled for fourth, Herb Dannar fifth and Michael Mullins moving up into sixth from deep in the field.
Next up were the Rod End Supply, Bodee’s Race Bodies, B&D Transmission, All-American Auto ULMA with 12 Late Models for two heats. In the first heat, Lane Ehlert claimed the checkers with Brett Wood for a unyielding win in a stacked heat two. These two drivers garnered the most passing points and began the 20-lap main event on the front row. When the green flag flew it was Wood who cranked his machine into the lead past Ehlert and Bob King. King departed the track in turn two on the high-side on lap five then several laps later Ehlert was tapped in turn two causing him to spin. Wood then had Bob Test and Jason Bodenhamer to deal with behind him. Chad Clancy then became the man on the move and slid up into second by lap fifteen with Wood in command at the point.
Brett Wood stayed in front from the beginning and made an impressive run to the checkered flag picking up his second win. Chad Clancy ran a solid race to take second for his best finish this season, Bodenhamer moves back into third after a charge from a tenth place starting position. Coyne moves up into fourth, Test fifth and Ehlert worked hard to move back up into sixth.
The local field of 30 talented modified drivers highlighted the Beebe Heating & Cooling, Seeburg Mufflers, Cornerstone Agency, Dale’s Towing Modifieds with four challenging heats. The four heat winners gained well deserved checkered flag victories and included Tim Karrick in heat number one and Donnie Dannar with a triumph in heat two. In heat three, Chad Lyle took the win and Terry Schultz looked sturdy in the final heat for the win. The modified b-main event settled the final eight transfers when Steve Twenter grabbed his first win of the year.
Karrick and Dannar secured the front row with the highest passing points and led the field to the green for the 25-lap main event. Early on Karrick and Moody with Dannar battled for the top spot with Karrick out front. Moody worked around Dannar and kept the pressure on Karrick into lapped traffic for 23 laps until some late race incidents caused several cautions. Terry Schultz the points leader moved up and battled with Moody for second place until he left the track with a flat tire late in the race. His 17th place finish will tighten up the point’s race with Bodenhamer who came out of the b-main and finished eighth. Chad Lyle also had some tough luck when Moody checked up in front of him and he had to jam on the binders taking him back in the field. At the end, Lyle did recover back up into a seventh place finish.
Karrick finally hung on and took the double checkers for his fourth win in the last five weeks of racing at CMS. Moody finished with a very sound second with Luke Feeback making his way up into third. Richard Layne has his best finish this season in fourth with Dannar fifth and Aaron Marrant into sixth.
The annual Labor Day two-day special takes place on Saturday, September 3rd with all four weekly classes in competition and regular grandstand and pit prices for the annual b-modifieds special $1,500-to-win race. Modifieds will be competing for the inside row starting positions for the following night’s modified special. On Sunday, September 4th, modifieds return to settle the outside row starting positions for the $3,000-to-win 40-lap main event. Also on the card that night is the first-ever CMS appearance by Grand National cars competing on the high banks; Midwest Lightning Sprints (MLS) will make their third and final appearance of the year and the street stocks will be back for another night of action. Admission and pit-pass prices for Sunday, September 4th will be increased. See the Labor Day special event flyer on the CMS website for complete details. B-modified and modified competitors who have competed at least twice in a weekly program prior to (no other specials included) this event, will have reduced entry fees.
For same-day CMS race status, race results and schedule updates call the Track Report line at (660) 747-2166. You may also visit us online at www.centralmissourispeedway.net. CMS is located 4 miles north of Warrensburg on Highway 13 or 12.5 miles south of the Higginsville I-70 Exit on Highway 13. When visiting Warrensburg, be sure to stop by the Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford and Warrensburg Chrysler stores at 330 East Young Street. Call the store at (888) 829-7859 or visit www.warrensburgford.dealerconnection.com.
Business partners at Central Missouri Speedway for the 2011 season include, Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford and Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Waterloo Storage Products, KOKO AM 1450 Radio, 98.5 FM The Bar, Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station, KMMO Radio, LJS Graphics, Army National Guard, RSC Equipment Rental, Heartland Waste, Pepsi, Bad Boy Mowers, and Midwest Coating.
Feature Results August 27, 2011
1- 94- Jacob Ebert, Oak Grove
2- 20- Jason Bodenhamer, Centerview
3- 66- Ethan Isaacs, Bonner Springs, KS
4- 00- Chris Whalen, Kansas City KS
5- 10- Johnny McGinnis, Hardin
6- 03b- Chris Brockway, Warrensburg
7- 6- Lucas Isaacs, Bonner Springs KS
8- 33j- Jason Billups, Holt
9- 07- Gary Fain, Lone Jack
10- 38- Nic Bennett, Grain Valley
11- 18j- Ross Olson, Richmond
12- 96- Cody Brill, Harrisonville
13- 73- Ernie Walker, Sedalia
14- 55- Bronson Combs, Shawnee, KS
15- 58- Jeremiah Wilson, Concordia
16- 0k- Jeff McNew, Blue Springs
17- 90nn- Steven Neal, Odessa
18- 66T- Cale Turner, Jefferson City
19- 03- Jimmy Smith, Harrisonville
20- c3- Chad Staus, Otterville
1- 42- Bryce McMillin, Warrensburg
2- 19- Jay Barnes, Kearney
3- 27- Jason Ryun, Kansas City
4- 65- Brian Ziegler, Bates City
5- 174- Herb Dannar, Holden
6- 01- Michael Mullins, Kingsville
7- 33- Jeremy Curless, Grain Valley
8- 29- Nate Barnes, Kearney
9- 15- T.J. Faulkenberry, Urich
10- 41k- Vernon Kever, Kansas City
11- 14F- Larry Ferris II, Kansas City, KS
12- 49- Dan Vannier, Knob Noster
13- 9d- Scott Dukes, Odessa
14- 79- Cody Vail, Louisburg, KS
ULMA Late Models
1- 7- Brett Wood, Warrensburg
2- 04- Chad Clancy, Smithville
3- 88- Jason Bodenhamer, Centerview
4- 22- Kevin Coyne, Kingsville
5- 1- Bob Test, Jefferson City
6- 42- Lane Ehlert, Foristell
7- 65- Jon Binning, Warrensburg
8- 12c- Steve Clancy, Odessa
9- 12- Gage Wineland, Syracuse
10- 54- Jimmy Jobe, Odessa
11- 45- Bob King, Independence
12- 53- Jeremy Watts, Bates City
1- 1k- Tim Karrick, Basehor, KS
2- 00- Jim Moody, Odessa
3- 22x- Luke Feeback, Harrisonville
4- 03- Richard Layne, Kansas City
5- 171- Donnie Dannar, Oak Grove
6- 70- Aaron Marrant, Orrick
7- 96- Chad Lyle, Oak Grove
8- 34a- Jason Bodenhamer, Centerview
9- 66T- Tyler Schmidt, Easton, KS
10- 68- Dean Wille, Warrensburg
11- 88B- David Barker, Kingsville
12- 81jr- Danny Charles, Basehor, KS
13- 0- Joe Cobb, Kansas City, KS
14- 4j- Jake Richards, Kansas City KS
15- 25- Ron Keith, Shawnee, KS
16- 12v- Nathan Vaughn, Lincoln
17- 90- Terry Schultz, Sedalia
18- 85D- Mark Dotson, Cameron
19- 82- David Wood, Rayville
20- 13- Joe Walker, Harrixonville
21- 58- Terry Vantrump, Richmond
22- 23- Steve Twenter, Sedalia
23- 5c- Don Crnkovich, Olathe, KS
24- 81- Tom Charles, Bonner Springs, KS