ULMA Media Relations
August 31, 2011
The Crawdad’s Classics Gourmet Hot Sauce 2011 season is fast-approaching on October 2nd and this past weekend the title contenders added to their winning records by racking up additional victories to keep the standings tight as all four tracks were able to run last weekend. All four tracks will also be running this weekend with ULMA-sanctioned races and valuable points on the line.
Jason Bodenhamer made the two-and-a-half-hour haul over to Callaway Raceway in Fulton, Missouri pay off in a big way last week as he claimed the feature event ahead of track champion Jake Griffin. Bodenhamer has claimed wins at CMS, Lucas Oil Speedway and Callaway, the first driver to score victories at three separate ULMA tracks, on his quest to become the first two-time ULMA champion. His team recently stated it will try to go for the championship. Alan Westling had a stellar run in fourth position but was injured the next night at Lucas Oil Speedway when a door came down on his leg., ending his 2011 season. Everyone at ULMA wishes Alan a speedy recovery! Zeke Langley Trace Westling and Chris Cox were among ULMA members scoring top ten finishes. The raceway has reduced its track registration fee to $10 for its remaining races. Remaining ULMA points-earning events at the track include September 2nd, and September 9th. According to the track’s website at www.callawayraceways.com, September 16 and another night are pending. If the track decides to run on these nights and ULMA late models are competing, ULMA will sanction the events as points-earning races.
Jake Griffin registered his seventh ULMA win of the year at Scotland County Speedway with just three cars on hand. ULMA hopes the car counts will increase for the speedway in coming weeks as it has extended its season of racing as other tracks begin to wind down their Saturday night activities. For the remaining events at Scotland County Speedway, there will be no track registration fee. Remaining races on the track’s schedule include championship track points ending on September 3rd. The track will not be racing on September 10th due to the Boone Nationals. ULMA will award points during the following additional races: Saturday August 27th, Saturday September 3rd, Saturday September 17th, Saturday September 24th, and Friday September 30th. For detailed information visit the track’s official website by logging on to the track’s website at www.scotlandcountyspeedway.com.
There were 14 competitors on hand with 12 ULMA member drivers present. From the track’s post-race press release, “Rylan Long scored another win at Lucas Oil Speedway in the ULMA Late Models. Long from Greenfield, MO started and finished the race from the front. Cordray came from 6th to finish behind Long in second. Long and Cordray had an exciting battle as the laps wound down. Phil Edmondson of Marionville, MO started in second and remained a top contender finishing in third. Christopher Morelock from Springfield, MO came from 8th to finish the race behind Edmondson in fourth. Larry Jones in his blue and white 99 machine finished in fifth.” The track hosts its championship race night this Saturday in all classes. This will be the final weekend for ULMA points at Lucas Oil Speedway in 2011. For all your Lucas Oil Speedway information visit the track on the web at www.lucasoilspeedway.com.
Central Missouri Speedway was back in action last Saturday night with 12 cars on hand, 11 of which were piloted by member drivers. According to CMS’ post-race release, “When the green flag flew it was Brett Wood who cranked his machine into the lead past Lane Ehlert and Bob King. 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. Wood stayed in front from the beginning and made an impressive run to the checkered flag picking up his second win at the track and fourth overall ULMA win. Chad Clancy ran a solid race to take second, Bodenhamer moved back into third, Kevin Coyne was fourth with Test fifth. Remaining events include this Saturday, September 3rd, Saturday September 10th and Saturday October 1st. The track has waived its registration fee for the rest of the season. Visit the track’s website at www.centralmissourispeedway.net for complete information and remaining event details. A ULMA silent auction will take place this weekend at CMS with all proceeds from the auction being added to the Saturday, October 1st ULMA purse. For additional information contact ULMA board member and CMS Announcer Sam Stoecklin at email@example.com.
The Crawdad’s Classics Gourmet Hot Sauce ULMA point’s-earning season runs through October with the last two races taking place on Saturday, October 1st at CMS and Sunday, October 2nd at 24 Raceway in Moberly. Both races will feature additional purse money! At CMS, a silent auction will be held Labor Day weekend with donated items by drivers up for bid for the fans. Track Announcer Sam Stoecklin is accepting donations at the track for the auction. All money earned will be added to the October 1st CMS late model purse. The final ULMA race of the year at Moberly will see the winner take home $1,000 for the victory!
Log onto www.ulmaracing.com for all information regarding the fifth-year ULMA association; to join the association’s email group, send request to firstname.lastname@example.org. ULMA wishes to thank its 2011 business partners for their involvement. This year’s team consists of title sponsor Crawdad’s Classics Gourmet Hot Sauce, TCI® Automotive, Fast Shafts, Rod End Supply, SafeRacer.com, Kenny’s Tile, Racingjunk.com, Imhoff Construction, Kenny Johnson’s Race Replicas, D&L Motorsports, and InsuranceSpecialists.com. ULMA is a proud supporter of Homes for Our Troops. To join the team, contact ULMA at email@example.com.
Crawdad’s Classics Gourmet Hot Sauce ULMA Point Standings
POS CAR # NAME POINTS Starts
1st O8 Jake Griffin (R) 1486 26
2nd 88B Jason Bodenhamer 1474 27
3rd 12c Steve Clancy 1460 26
4th 5 Tommy Cordray 1460 21
5th 7 Brett Wood 1454 31
6th 22 Kevin Coyne 1430 27
7th 65 Jon Binning 1380 26
8th 1 Bob Test 1380 34
9th 79 Robby Warner 1364 15
10th 27 Danny Lorton 1364 20
11th 7W Trace Westling 1354 34
12th 60 Chris Hawkins (R) 1350 22
13th 1T Chris Cox 1338 27
14th O4 Chad Clancy (R) 1328 19
15th 20 Alan Westling (R) 1302 29
16th 23Z Zeke Langley 1288 27
17th 18L Rylan Long 1282 13
18th 98 James Stafford 1274 26
19th 0X Justin Russell (R) 1220 14
20th 12 Gage Wineland (R) 1208 17
Remaining Sanctioned Races (as of press time)
Friday September 2
*Callaway Raceway (Weekly Race)
Saturday September 3
*Central Missouri Speedway (Weekly Race)
*Lucas Oil Speedway (Weekly Race – Speedway
Track Pts End – Final ULMA Pts Night at Lucas)
*Scotland County Speedway (Weekly Race – Track
Points End – ULMA Points Awarded)
Friday September 9
*Callaway Raceway (Weekly Race, No Track
Points, ULMA Points Awarded)
Saturday September 10
*Central Missouri Speedway (CMS Track Pts End –
ULMA Points Awarded)
Saturday September 17
*Scotland County Speedway (ULMA Points)
Saturday September 24
*Scotland County Speedway (ULMA Points)
Friday September 30
*Scotland County Speedway (ULMA Points, (Weekly Race, track pts end)
Saturday October 1
*Central Missouri Speedway (ULMA Points)
Sunday October 2
*24 Raceway in Moberly, $1,000 to Win!
(End of ULMA Points)