Week Five Championship Racing Continues Saturday at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS)!
CMS Public Relations
May 17, 2017
(Warrensburg, MO) Kevin Blackburn and Jim Moody continued heating up USRA Modified action at CMS as the pair finished one-two in last week’s main event. Moody captured the first two victories to kick off the season, but over the last two weeks, Blackburn turned up the wick and captured victories, not surprising as he is the defending track champion.
Weekly racing traditionally begins to heat up each year and CMS is ready to host week number five of the championship season for Pepsi Night at the Races. USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Midwest Mod-Lites, USRA B-Mods, and Pure Stocks are set to return to action on Saturday.
This Saturday marks the final night for Pure Stock and USRA Modified drivers to add another weekly racing appearance to their seasons in preparation for the Memorial Day weekend special events, featuring a $500-to-win Pure Stock main event and a $3,000 to-win USRA Modified main on Sunday, May 28. Drivers competing in at least two weekly race programs can save on their event entries on Memorial Day weekend. For complete details on Memorial Day weekend, visit www.centralmissourispeedway.net and click on the tab titled “Memorial Weekend at CMS.”
In the USRA Modified division, Moody and Blackburn sit at the top of the early season points rankings attempting to gain the advantage in this highly competitive class of drivers. The Pure Stocks have been equally exciting on the track this year with Roger Detherage leading the points after he grabbed the feature win last weekend. Any number of drivers including Darrin Christy, Jason Ryun, David Doelz and rookie driver, Joey Harper have been near the top of the early season results.
Last weekend, Jacob Ebert of Oak Grove returned to victory lane for his second feature win this year. In the Street Stock division, Jay Prevete of Windsor seized his first feature win of the year. Clayton Campbell with two feature wins leads the early season Street Stock rankings. Dillon Raffurty became the fourth different winner in the Midwest Mod-Lites, which places him at the top of Mod-Lite points rankings.
Just announced, CMS is in search of the ‘Master of the Q at CMS’ during this year's Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl on Independence Day weekend. The Master of the Q will take home $500 for their winning BBQ! Master chefs should head over to the CMS Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Central-Missouri-Speedway and private message the track with their intent to enter the contest. Complete details are listed on the Facebook page and www.centralmissourispeedway.net!
REMINDER! CMS reminds drivers and fans need to be alert and take alternate routes to CMS beginning May 8th as bridge construction begins on Highway 13 just north of Warrensburg over the Blackwater River, Highway 13 will close just north of Warrensburg at the bridge. Alternate routes to CMS from the West include 50 Highway past Warrensburg to the Highway 13 north bypass or Interstate 70 from the Higginsville Exit then 12 miles south to the track. From the South on Highway 13 simply stay on the bypass around Warrensburg, the track is just north of the final roundabout. From the East, simply exit on the Highway 13 bypass north to the track. From the Hwy 50 bypass, the track is 5 miles north.
Weekly racing continues next Saturday evening at CMS with Pit Gates opening at 4:30, grandstands at 5, driver pill draw closes at 6:15, late drivers will not be awarded passing points. The pit meeting takes place at 6:30, hot laps at 7:00 and racing begins at 7:30. General admission 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! All pit passes $30.
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.