Victories go to Clancy, Poe, Eickleberry, Dennison, and Evans at Central Missouri Speedway

July 15, 2023  |  by Sam Stoecklin

Stephen Clancy (12C) and Cody Brill (96) battle for the B-Mod victory Saturday night. (Josh Allee Photo)

Stephen Clancy (12C) and Cody Brill (96) battle for the B-Mod victory Saturday night. (Josh Allee Photo)

Championship racing returned to Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) on Saturday night for Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station race night. There were 75 cars on hand participating in the five classes on hand for competition.

A total of 20 B-Mods, 15 Super Stocks, 19 Show-Me Vintage Series Racers, 13 Midwest Mods, and 8 Pure Stocks took part in 13 preliminary heat races and five main events during the race program.

At the end of the night, Stephen Clancy in B-Mods, Aaron Poe in Super Stocks, Chad Eickleberry in Show-Me Vintage Series, Dustin Dennison in Midwest Mods, and Jonathan Evans in Pure Stocks, all found themselves in victory lane.

POWRi B-Mods - 20 Entries
Heat 1 - 8 Laps - 3:34.901:  1. 12C-Stephen Clancy[1]; 2. 61-Sturgis Streeter[3]; 3. 6-Lucas Isaacs[5]; 4. 90-Terry Schultz[6]; 5. 91J-Jaylen Wettengel[4]; 6. 23-Danny Thompson JR[2]; 7. 26-Derick Schlarb[7]

Heat 2 - 8 Laps - 3:58.278:  1. 66-Ethan Isaacs[2]; 2. 81-Austin Charles[1]; 3. 51M-Mike Ryun[4]; 4. 05-Jeremy Lile[7]; 5. 4K-Jay Kelly[3]; 6. 6T-Michael Taylor III[5]; 7. 99-Jess Fitzpatrick[6]

Heat 3 - 8 Laps - 3:12.806:  1. 7J-Jake Richards[1]; 2. 99S-Brad Smith[2]; 3. 96-Cody Brill[6]; 4. 15J-Jake Fetterman[4]; 5. 94-Jacob Ebert[5]; 6. R33-Austen Raybourn[3]

Ethan Isaacs and Stephen Clancy earned the front-row starting positions for the 20-lap main event for B-Mods. Isaacs was quick on the gas to grab the early lead but just as quickly as he grabbed the lead, Isaacs’ night came to an early end as he unexpectedly left the speedway to retire to the pits. This occurred shortly after Jeremy Lile’s night also ended on a hard note as his car struck a high-side utility tire. Despite the heavy hit, Lile was okay after the incident, but the car was heavily damaged. When racing resumed, Jake Richards assumed command as Clancy and Cody Brill had a close battle for second. A second yellow flag flew at lap six just as Austin Charles’ and Jacob Ebert’s nights ended early. At lap eight, it was Brill who worked his way to the front. Clancy hounded Brill for the top spot through lap 12, but when the leaders came to lap 13, Clancy had assumed command of the race. Late in the race, Clancy and Brill separated themselves from the rest of the field to settle the race. Meanwhile, eleventh-starting Terry Schultz worked his way to third. As the laps wound down, Clancy hit all his marks as needed and went on to claim victory, his nineteenth CMS win. Brill recorded his strongest CMS finish of the year in second with Schultz finishing third. Sturgis Streeter was fourth with Jack Richards completing the top five. 

A Feature - 20 Laps - 11:25.640:  1. 12C-Stephen Clancy[2]; 2. 96-Cody Brill[5]; 3. 90-Terry Schultz[11]; 4. 61-Sturgis Streeter[4]; 5. 7J-Jake Richards[3]; 6. 99S-Brad Smith[7]; 7. 6-Lucas Isaacs[8]; 8. 15J-Jake Fetterman[12]; 9. 91J-Jaylen Wettengel[13]; 10. 51M-Mike Ryun[9]; 11. 6T-Michael Taylor III[17]; 12. R33-Austen Raybourn[18]; 13. 4K-Jay Kelly[14]; 14. 23-Danny Thompson JR[16]; 15. 26-Derick Schlarb[19]; 16. (DNF) 99-Jess Fitzpatrick[20]; 17. (DNF) 94-Jacob Ebert[15]; 18. (DNF) 81-Austin Charles[6]; 19. (DNF) 66-Ethan Isaacs[1]; 20. (DNF) 05-Jeremy Lile[10]

POWRi Super Stocks - 15 Entries
Heat 1 - 8 Laps - 7:32.382:  1. 45-Aaron Poe[5]; 2. 3J-Jerett Evans[4]; 3. 49-Jay Lamons[6]; 4. (DNF) 77-Daniel McKenzie[3]; 5. (DNF) 75-Nathan Williams[2]; 6. (DNF) 14-Larry Ferris[1]

Heat 2 - 8 Laps - 3:40.490:  1. 25-Jay Prevete[1]; 2. 00-Cory Flamm[3]; 3. 3P-Tyler Perryman[4]; 4. 03B-Matt Taghon[2]; 5. (DNF) 25X-Rodger Detherage[5]

Heat 3 - 8 Laps - 3:27.198:  1. 04-Blaine Ewing[2]; 2. 44-James Nighswonger[1]; 3. 10-Marc Carter[5]; 4. 59-Alex Crawford[3]; 5. 07D-Mike Daugherty[4]

Aaron Poe and Blaine Ewing led the Super Stock field to the green flag for the 20-lap main event. Ewing led early, but ran into trouble early on, with Poe moving to the front by lap three. A lap five restart saw Poe leading Ewing, Jay Prevete and Jerett Evans in the top four. A third yellow flew on lap eight with Poe still showing the way through another restart by lap 11. James Nighswonger held strong inside the top three along with Prevete just past the halfway point behind Poe and Ewing. A final yellow flag slowed the field at lap 13, but after this, Poe went unchallenged and led the late stages to claim his thirty-second career CMS win and fourth victory this season. Ewing was strong in second with Nighswonger third, Prevete fifth, Tyler Perryman with his best-ever finish in fifth along with Jerett Evans with his strongest Super Stock finish to date, in sixth. 

A Feature - 20 Laps - 17:06.726:  1. 45-Aaron Poe[1]; 2. 04-Blaine Ewing[2]; 3. 44-James Nighswonger[7]; 4. 25-Jay Prevete[3]; 5. 3P-Tyler Perryman[9]; 6. 3J-Jerett Evans[4]; 7. 25X-Rodger Detherage[15]; 8. 14-Larry Ferris[16]; 9. 10-Marc Carter[8]; 10. 00-Cory Flamm[5]; 11. 07D-Mike Daugherty[12]; 12. 75-Nathan Williams[14]; 13. 03B-Matt Taghon[10]; 14. (DNF) 77-Daniel McKenzie[13]; 15. (DNF) 59-Alex Crawford[11]; 16. (DNF) 49-Jay Lamons[6]

Show-Me Vintage Racing Series - 19 Entries
Heat 1 - 8 Laps - 5:39.271:  1. 2D-Brandon Jordan[6]; 2. 32W-Bob Werkmeister[1]; 3. 14-Mickie Cook[5]; 4. 5-Eddie Neil[3]; 5. 58-Beth Martin[2]; 6. 02-Jeff Siler[4]

Heat 2 8 Laps | 00:03:40.411:  1. 09D-Chad Eickleberry[1]; 2. 81-Tom Charles[4]; 3. 113-Jim Thorne[2]; 4. 6-Damon Clevenger[7]; 5. 8X-Dan Schmidt[5]; 6. 45-Daniel Schmidt[3]; 7. 88-John Martin[6]

Heat 3 - 8 Laps - 6:30.434:  1. 1A-Rodney Ashworth[1]; 2. 2B-Brian Cox[2]; 3. 34-Larry Thierer[4]; 4. 54-Larry Waters[3]; 5. 42-Rob Brash[6]; 6. (DNF) 9D-Bryant Moyer[5]

Bob Werkmeister of Omaha, Nebraska, and Beth Martin of Buckner, Missouri, were the row-one starters for the 20-lap Show Me Vintage Series main event. Werkmeister led early but Damon Clevenger eventually moved to the top of the lineup. Behind the leaders, Chad Eickleberry, and Tom Charles, both multiple-time CMS feature winners, battled close for the third position by lap ten. Past the halfway point, it looked like Clevenger was the driver to beat, but unfortunately an encounter with a slower car led to an on-track incident in turn three, which saw both Clevenger’s and Werkmeister’s bid for the victory end abruptly. Clevenger was disqualified from the event for exiting his car and not cooperating with the instructions from on-track officials, while Werkmeister restarted the race at the tale of the field on the restart. At lap 12, Eickleberry was the new leader with Charles giving chase. Charles pressured Eickleberry heavily through lap sixteen. As the two were on the back straightaway for the lead, Eickleberry chose the low lane around a lapped car, and it was this decision that eventually led to him claiming his twenty-fourth career CMS victory as Charles settled for second on this night. Eighth-starting Jim Thorne made his way to third as fifteenth-starting Larry Waters worked his way all the way to fourth. Dan Schmidt was fifth at the finish with eighteenth-starting Bryant Moyer, making his return to racing a success as he captured sixth in honor of his Father, who unfortunately had passed away earlier in the week. 

A Feature - 20 Laps - 16:47.837:  1. 09D-Chad Eickleberry[7]; 2. 81-Tom Charles[10]; 3. 113-Jim Thorne[8]; 4. 54-Larry Waters[15]; 5. 8X-Dan Schmidt[11]; 6. 9D-Bryant Moyer[18]; 7. 2B-Brian Cox[14]; 8. 32W-Bob Werkmeister[1]; 9. 58-Beth Martin[2]; 10. 5-Eddie Neil[3]; 11. 88-John Martin[12]; 12. 34-Larry Thierer[16]; 13. 42-Rob Brash[17]; 14. (DNF) 14-Mickie Cook[5]; 15. (DNF) 02-Jeff Siler[4]; 16. (DNF) 6-Damon Clevenger[19]; 17. (DNS) 1A-Rodney Ashworth; 18. (DNS) 45-Daniel Schmidt; 19. (DQ) 2D-Brandon Jordan[6]

POWRi Midwest Mods - 13 Entries
Heat 1 - 8 Laps - 5:26.645:  1. 82-David Wood[3]; 2. 9M-Dave Meyer[4]; 3. 111-Butch Hestand[1]; 4. 23-Dakota Dillon[6]; 5. 29-Justin Oliver[5]; 6. 24-Mike McQuinn[2]; 7. 78-Ed Hecke[7]

Heat 2 - 8 Laps - 4:14.753:  1. 5D-Dustin Dennison[3]; 2. 10-Johnny McGinnis[2]; 3. 9-Brian Meyer[6]; 4. 48-Alex Dunwoodie[4]; 5. 41-Ashlyn Piburn[1]; 6. 65R-Arthur Nicholson[5]

David Wood and Dustin Dennison began the night’s 20-lap Midwest Mods feature from row one in search of victory with Dennison edging out front. Behind the lead duo, Dave Meyer, and his son Brian, ran close for third and fourth. Two yellow flags slowed the action early, but each time Dennison held on to the lead with Wood close in second. Dennison kept his machine out front through lap ten, but the Meyer’s encountered problems in turn three and four as their strong runs ended in a multi-car crash. Dave Meyer’s night came to an end with Brian Meyer falling to the back on the restart. Dennison led through lap 17, as Wood pulled to the low side to go for the win. Dennison was able to repel the relentless challenges of Wood and went on to capture his second victory as Wood settled for second. Johnny McGinnis recorded his best-ever CMS finish as he came away third, one spot in front of Ashlyn Piburn, who started tenth and eventually claimed fourth, for her best-ever finish. Twelfth-starting Arthur Nicholson was fifth at the finish with Brian Myer recovering to finish sixth. 

A Feature - 20 Laps - 18:15.554:  1. 5D-Dustin Dennison[2]; 2. 82-David Wood[1]; 3. 10-Johnny McGinnis[5]; 4. 41-Ashlyn Piburn[10]; 5. 65R-Arthur Nicholson[12]; 6. 9-Brian Meyer[4]; 7. 29-Justin Oliver[9]; 8. 24-Mike McQuinn[11]; 9. 78-Ed Hecke[13]; 10. (DNF) 23-Dakota Dillon[7]; 11. (DNF) 9M-Dave Meyer[3]; 12. (DNF) 48-Alex Dunwoodie[8]; 13. (DNF) 111-Butch Hestand[6]

POWRi Pure Stocks - 8 Entries
Heat 1 - 8 Laps - 3:39.932:  1. M87-Mallory Stiffler[2]; 2. 89-Jonathan Evans[4]; 3. 7-Spencer Reiff[3]; 4. (DNF) 75-Ricky Tanner[1]

Heat 1 - 8 Laps - 4:35.425:  1. F86-Blaine Nolker[1]; 2. 403-Darrin Christy[3]; 3. 68-Steven Alderman[4]; 4. (DNF) 90-Terry Moss[2]

Mallory Stiffler and Blaine Nolker began the night’s 15-lap main event for Pure Stocks from row one. Nolker shot out to an early race lead leaving Stiffler to battle Jonathan Evans for second. Nolker led through an early yellow flag over Darrin Christy, Stiffler, and Evans by lap five. On lap seven, Evans moved to the third spot behind Nolker and Stiffler as he looked to the front of the field. Just before lap 10, Stiffler was challenging for the lead, but slight contact between her and Nolker led to Stiffler slipping to fifth in the rundown. Over the final five laps, Evans was solid out front and went on to collect his second career victory at CMS. 

A Feature - 15 Laps - 11:06.977:  1. 89-Jonathan Evans[3]; 2. 7-Spencer Reiff[6]; 3. F86-Blaine Nolker[2]; 4. 403-Darrin Christy[4]; 5. M87-Mallory Stiffler[1]; 6. 90-Terry Moss[8]; 7. 75-Ricky Tanner[7]; 8. (DNF) 68-Steven Alderman[5]

Next weekend, the POWRi Super Stocks take the spotlight with a $2,500-to-win special event. Drivers will not earn track points but will earn POWRi national points. The entry fee and pit pass price for Super Stock drivers will be $75 total. All other weekly classes will be in competition for track and POWRi championship points. All pit passes are $40 for next weekend’s action. 

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Remaining 2023 Schedule:
*July 22 - Race #14 - $2,500-to-Win Super Stock Showdown, (Super Stocks will not earn Track Points). Plus, Weekly Racing and Track Points for POWRi B-Mods, POWRi Pure Stocks, and POWRi Midwest Mods
*July 29 - Race #15 - Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint League + B-Mods, Super Stocks, Pure Stocks, and Midwest Mods August 5 - Race #16 - Weekly Racing in All Classes and Kid’s Night at the Speedway
*August 12 - Race #17 - Midwest Coating Inc. presents Weekly Racing in All Classes
*August 19 - Race #18 - Weekly Racing in All Classes + POWRi Lightning Sprints
*August 26 - Race #19 - Weekly Racing in All Classes + POWRi Lightning Sprints (All Track Points End this Night)
*Sept 2 (Saturday) - Race #20 - Labor Day Weekend Night One:  Cash Money Late Models + Show-Me Vintage Series, $500-to-Win POWRi Midwest Mods, also running POWRi B-Mods, Super Stocks, and Lightning Sprints
*Sept 3 (Sunday) - Race #21 - Labor Day Weekend Night Two:  $2,000-to-win POWRi B-Mods, $1,000-to-Win POWRi Super Stocks. Also running POWRi Pure Stocks, Midwest Mods, Lightning Sprints and Show-Me Vintage
*September 16 - Race #22 - 3rd Annual Hog Roast Nationals, $3,000-to-Win POWRi Super Stocks! Plus, $1,000-to-win POWRi B-Mods, also running POWRi Midwest Mods and Pure Stocks
*September 30 - End of Year Celebration, Details TBA