Central Missouri Speedway Releases 2010 Schedule

From Sam Stoecklin

Race fans and drivers of all types will find something to their liking at Warrensburg’s own Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) during the 2010 race season. Promoters Earl and Susan Walls and the entire staff at the speedway are set to roll out the most aggressive schedule ever assembled for the high banked clay oval with twenty nights of weekly races and a variety of special events planned.

Open-wheel race fans will be pleased as both sprint and midget cars make several appearances throughout the year. The first such appearance takes place on Friday, April 30th when the ASCS and WoW Sprint Car series both converge on the track for what is sure to be one of the highlight races of the season. Both ASCS and WoW will return for a second appearance late in the year on Friday, September 10th. On both occasions, the 600cc Micro Midgets will also compete during the sprint car races! These are not the only occasion open-wheel cars will race at CMS next season. The Ozark Mountain Midget Series (OMMS) will also make two appearances in 2010. The first OMMS race takes place during the annual Memorial Day weekend races on Friday, May 28th with the second race occurring on Friday, July 2nd during the annual Independence Day weekend Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl.

Once again, the CMS schedule is highlighted by the annual Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl weekend of events, which is expanding to three days of competition next year! Things get underway on Friday, July 2nd with the ULMA late models competing for inside row starting positions for the following night’s $1,500-to-win main event. Also on Friday, the OMMS joins the street stock drivers, who will make a rare Friday night appearance in a non track point’s night of competition. On Saturday, the late models return to settle the outside starting row and their big-money event as the ‘mighty’ modifieds kick off their $5,000-to-win weekend with night one inside row qualifying. The weekend concludes on Sunday, July 4th with modifieds competing for the outside row starting positions in an all-new program, capped off by the 40-lap, $1,000-to-start, main event. The B-Modifieds and Street Stocks will also take part in Sunday’s action with their regular weekly competition. The night also features a huge fireworks display in celebration of Independence Day!

Before the season begins, drivers have two chances to pre-register and save money for weekly competition at the speedway. The annual Registration and Rules Review Meeting takes place from 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, January 23rd on the grounds of Grover Park in Warrensburg, Missouri. CMS Personnel will also be on hand at the annual Bodee’s Auction and Trade Show the following weekend on Saturday/Sunday, January 30th and 31st in Sedalia, Missouri. Schedules, car class rules, and general track rules will be readily available for attendees. Registration in all weekly divisions at the track is $50 until March 1st, at which time the price increases to $60. Car class rules are currently available at www.centralmissourispeedway.net.

Despite some tough working conditions due to recent weather, progress continues on the new front side admission, concessionaire, and restroom facilities at the speedway. Once the project is complete, CMS patrons will notice a visible change upon their arrival at the track and experience a more user-friendly night at the races thanks to the improvements. Couple these changes with the recently upgraded new clay racing surface and it is clear to see CMS will be your dirt of choice for Saturday night racing in West-Central Missouri and the Kansas City Metro!

With Christmas only a couple days away, there is still time to treat your favorite race fan to season passes at CMS for the 2010 race season. Season passes include the Labor Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day specials and all regular weekly events throughout the season! Prices for 2010 season passes are $250 for adults, $200 for senior citizens 65 and up, $200 for military with I.D., and $200 for college students with I.D. This is a huge savings and a great deal, and as previously stated, season passes include all race events in 2010 accept for the two ASCS/WoW sprint car specials. For more information or to purchase season passes contact Susan Walls at (816) 229-1338. Season passes are sold until opening night of the season.

For additional track information be sure to bookmark www.centralmissourispeedway.net or send an email request to join the CMS news group to track announcer Sam Stoecklin at samonthemic@hotmail.com. Potential track and event sponsors are encouraged to call Susan Walls at (816) 229-1338 to be part of the exciting 2010 race season at CMS. Various business partner opportunities are available including Track Report program advertisement, car class sponsorship, billboard space, and full and partial race night sponsorships. Special event sponsorship is also available for the Memorial, Independence, and Labor Day weekends of racing as well as the ASCS/WoW Sprint Car specials. Everyone at CMS wishes to extend warmest Season’s Greetings and to wish everyone a Happy New Year! We look forward to seeing you in January!

CMS 2010 Schedule of Events

January 23 – Registration Meeting, ABC Bldg, Grover Park, Warrensburg from 9 AM to Noon
April 17 – Car Show and Evening Practice (Track Gates open 5 P.M.)
April 24 – KOKO 1450 AM Radio Race Night Season Opener
April 30 – (Friday) ASCS and WoW Sprint Cars with 600cc Micro Midgets
May 1 – Weekly Racing
May 8 – Mother’s Day Weekend Race Night
May 15 – Armed Forces Appreciation Night
May 22 – Weekly Racing

***Annual Memorial Day Weekend Special***
May 28 (Friday) – $1,500 to win Street Stock Special, Night One Qualifying for Modifieds, plus the Ozark Mountain Midget Series!
May 29 (Saturday) – $3,000-to-Win Modified Special plus ULMA & B-Mods Regular Program

June 5 – Comfort Inn Race Night
June 12 – Weekly Racing
June 19 – Father’s Day Weekend Race Night
June 26 – 98.5 FM “The Bar” Race Night

***Annual Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl Special***
July 2 (Friday) – Night one qualifying for ULMA Late Models, Ozark Mountain Midget Series, & Street Stocks (non track points race)
July 3 (Saturday) – $1,500-to-Win ULMA Late Model Special plus Night 1 Modified Qualifying
July 4 (Sunday) – $5,000-to-Win Modifieds with Fireworks plus Street Stock and B-Mods Regular Program!

July 10 – C.A.R.B. Night at the Races (Free grandstand admission for C.A.R.B. members)
July 17 – Pepsi Race Night
July 24 – RSC Equipment Rental Race Night
July 31 – Weekly Racing
August 7 – Weekly Racing
August 14 – Annual Kid’s Night at the Races!
August 21 – Weekly Racing
August 28 – Weekly Racing

***Annual Labor Day Weekend Special***
September 3 (Friday) – $1,500-to-win B-Modifieds plus Night 1 Modified Qualifying
September 4 (Saturday) – $3,000-to-Win Modifieds plus ULMA Late Models and Street Stocks Regular Program

September 10 – (Friday) ASCS and WoW Sprint Cars with 600cc Micro Midgets
September 11 – Season Championships in all Divisions