Sunday, November 19, 2017

Lucas Cattle Company ULMA Drivers Head to CMS for the 2015 Season Lid Lifter!

 ULMA Champion Jon Binning (blue car) competing with championship runner-up Dwight Niehoff at Central Missouri Speedway last August. John Lee High Fly'N Photos

ULMA Champion Jon Binning (blue car) competing with championship
runner-up Dwight Niehoff at Central Missouri Speedway last August. John Lee High Fly’N Photos

Lucas Cattle Company and ULMA are pleased to announce that Lucas Cattle Company will return for the fourth-consecutive season as the association’s title sponsor! The association gives special thanks to Forrest Lucas, Gary and Jan Hubert, and the entire Lucas Cattle Company team for their continued belief and support of the association and participating drivers.

Lucas Cattle Company strives to bring cattlemen across the nation the finest Simmental genetics available. Located in the Ozarks of Missouri, cattle are raised in a real world atmosphere on fescue. Be sure to visit www.lucascattlecompany.com for complete details!

Season number nine begins this weekend for ULMA drivers when the quest for the 2015 ULMA Championship begins at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) in Warrensburg, Missouri. The event marks the first points-earning race of the new season.

This weekend’s race will be the 92nd ULMA-sanctioned event at the speedway. In last year’s six events at the track, three winners emerged. The list included defending ULMA Champion Jon Binning from Warrensburg, who posted three victories, Jason Bodenhamer who claimed a pair of wins, and 2014 championship runner-up Dwight Niehoff of Neosho, Missouri, who raced his way to CMS victory lane on one occasion. Binning is a two-time CMS Late Model track champion.

Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. followed grandstand admissions beginning at 5. Driver pill draw closes at 6:15, drivers meeting begins at 6:30, hot laps at 7, and racing at 7:30. All pit passes are $30. General admission is $12 for adults, $10 for military w/I.D. and Senior Citizens 65 years and older, $5 for kids ages 6 to 12, and for children five and under, admission is free. Concessions and grandstand seating are available on both sides of the speedway. For additional information visit www.centralmissourispeedway.com or on race day call the track phone line at 660-747-2166.

Since first beginning in 2007, ULMA has sanctioned 386 races and most importantly has played a vital role in keeping weekly Late Model racing in the headlines throughout its geographical reach. Over 250 drivers have competed under the ULMA banner over the past eight years with Brett Rollert, Jason Bodenhamer, Kevin Kaiser, Rylan Long, Vance Wilson, Jason Russell, and Jon Binning claiming ULMA championships. Russell is the only two-time champion of the association.

Over 50 events occupy the 2015 ULMA race schedule at participating tracks, which includes Lucas Oil Speedway, Callaway Raceway, and Randolph County Raceway. In addition, six events are planned at Central Missouri Speedway with one event dotting the schedule at Double XX Speedway at press time.

For the third straight year Hoosier Tire Midwest and ULMA are partnering for the benefit of the company and ULMA drivers. Drivers wishing to purchase tires through ULMA should contact Danny Lorton via email at dlorton@ulmaracing.com or by calling 660-651-3646. Please visit www.racetires.com for additional information regarding Hoosier Tire Midwest. Tires purchased through ULMA benefits the drivers point fund.

Callaway Raceway in Fulton, Missouri was originally going to host the first race of the season but continued wet weather in the area forced officials to cancel Friday’s race program. The first points-earning event at the raceway will now fall on Friday, April 17. The speedway is located in Fulton, Missouri. Visit Callaway Raceway’s all-new website for event details and start times at www.callawayraceways.com.

Also on that same weekend Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri is scheduled to begin its regular weekly racing program. Twelve dates for ULMA drivers appear on this year’s Lucas Oil Speedway weekly schedule of events. For more information and details visit www.lucasoilspeedway.com.

Racing at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Missouri for ULMA drivers begins on Saturday, May 2in what will be one of the biggest events of the year as ULMA drivers compete on the same night as the exciting United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS). For more info, visit www.randolphcountyraceway.com.

Defending champion Jon Binning leads a stellar group of drivers who have already completed their annual membership license. The list includes Dwight Niehoff, JD Hubert, Lane Ehlert, Phi Edmondson, Todd McCoin, Larry Winn, Wesley Briggs, Jimmy Jobe, Jon Melloway, Ethan Young, Bob Cummings, Dustin Hodges, Clint Long, Justin Russell, Terry Gallaher, Rick Kimberling, Danny Lorton, Cody Holtkamp, Kenny Mudd, RD Peterson, Louis Lynch, Tommy Cordray, Vance Wilson, Chris Cox, and Trent Everhart. Note, mention of driver name does not guarantee race appearance at any of the affiliated tracks.

Drivers are encouraged to complete their membership forms prior to taking their first green flag of the season. Membership forms are conveniently located from the main page at www.ulmaracing.com. Membership for the year is $100. Drivers should be expected to complete their membership paperwork upon checking in at each of the affiliated tracks this season. ULMA Temp Licenses are sold at each affiliated track for $10 per event entered.

Visit ULMA’s title sponsor at www.lucascattlecompany.com. ULMA thanks Hoosier Tire Midwest, Radical Race Wear, RacingJunk.com, RacinDirt.com, and Photographics by Shelly Payne. For more information on ULMA, visit www.ulmaracing.com.

Upcoming Points-Earning Events
Saturday, April 11 – Central Mo Speedway
Friday, April 17 – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, April 18 – Lucas Oil Speedway
Friday, April 24 – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, April 25 – Lucas Oil Speedway
Friday, May 1 – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, May 2 – Randolph Cty Raceway
Friday, May 8 – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, May 9 – Lucas Oil Speedway
Friday, May 15 – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, May 16 – Lucas Oil Speedway
Friday, May 22 – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, May 23 – Randolph Cty Raceway
Sunday, May 24 – Central Mo Speedway
Friday, May 29 – Randolph Cty Raceway
Saturday, May 30 – Central Mo Speedway

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