Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Jon Binning Captures Second Lucas Cattle Company ULMA Win of Season!

Jon Binning and Justin Russell competing at Lucas Oil Speedway. Chris Bork of CB Race Photos.

Jon Binning and Justin Russell competing at Lucas Oil Speedway. Chris Bork of CB Race Photos.

Lucas Cattle Company ULMA drivers were washed out on Friday at Callaway Raceway; however, when a new day dawned on Saturday, all eyes turned to Lucas Oil Speedway, which was but one of a handful of tracks able to host its weekly racing program when wet weather once again plagued the Midwest.

By the end of the night, defending ULMA Champion Jon Binning came away with his second victory of the season and 24th career ULMA win. However, it was not an easy road to traverse in returning to victory lane for Binning and crew as the last few weeks presented several mechanical gremlins and challenges to simply keep his #65 Rocket chassis race ready.

Binning started fifth in the 20-lap ULMA main event and looked to be on his way to a solid runner-up finish until later in the event when he moved to the top side of the track and found the groove he needed to track down and overtake race-long leader and previous Lucas Oil Speedway winner Justin Russell.

Binning posted consistently faster laps using the high line and reeled in Russell who stayed glued to the low side of the track. Russell settled for second at the finish line with Kenny Mudd, who started tenth in the event working his way to third at the finish. Former track champion Tommy Cordray settled for fourth while David Melloway came away fifth.

Rounding out the top 10 of the 21-car field were new ULMA Point’s Leader Todd McCoin of Barnett, Missouri followed by Cody Holtcamp, Ethan Young, twenty-first start Dwight Niehoff, and Chris Cox. Lucas Oil Speedway hosts the annual Show-Me 100 weekend over the Memorial Day holiday from Thursday through Saturday. ULMA action at the track resumes on Saturday, June 6. For complete details regarding the speedway and the Show-Me 100 be sure to visit www.lucasoilspeedway.com.

Wet weather and rain-soaked grounds again led to the cancellation of events at Callaway Raceway in Fulton, Missouri. The track will try yet again this weekend to host another round of weekly racing on Friday, May 22. Friday’s event kicks off a planned three-day weekend for ULMA competitors. For more information and race program details visit www.callawayraceways.net.

On Saturday night May 23, ULMA racing moves north to Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Missouri as the track returns to action with the WAR Sprint Car series along with ULMA Late Models, USRA B-Mods, Hobby Stocks, and Sport 4-Cylinders. Racing is set to begin at 7 p.m. Saturday evening. Jon Melloway drove to victory a few weeks back in ULMA action at the track. For more information on RCR’s Memorial Day Weekend plans visit www.randolphcountyraceway.com.

On Sunday, May 24 ULMA action return to Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) in Warrensburg, Missouri. There are no driver registrations or entry fees for competitors other than the purchase of a driver’s pit pass. The track is hosting its annual two-day Memorial Day weekend special on Saturday and Sunday with USRA Modifieds, USRA B-mods, Street Stocks, Lightning Sprints, Allstar Midgets, and Pure Stocks competing throughout the weekend. For Memorial Day weekend plans at CMS including admission prices, start times, and event details visit www.centralmissourispeedway.net.
Todd McCoin currently leads the Lucas Cattle Company ULMA standings with a 16-point lead over Hallsville, Missouri’s Jon Melloway. Dwight Niehoff holds down the third position with Gage Wineland and Chris Cox also claiming spots inside the top five.

Current Lucas Cattle Company ULMA Standings

POS CAR # NAME STARTS POINTS
1st 7X Todd McCoin 5 486
2nd 74 Jon Melloway 5 470
3rd 9D Dwight Niehoff 5 470
4th 12G Gage Wineland 5 460
5th 1T Chris Cox 5 446
6th 0X Justin Russell 4 402
7th 15 Payton Looney 4 382
8th 8 Dave Miller 4 352
9th 65 Jon Binning 4 330
10th 23 Cody Holtkamp 3 284
11th 22H Dustin Hodges ® 3 282
12th B1 Vance Wilson 3 224
13th O7 Kenny Mudd 3 215
14th 5 Tommy Cordray 2 204
15th 42 Lane Ehlert 3 200

Upcoming ULMA Points-Earning Events
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
Friday, June 5 – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, June 6 – Lucas Oil Speedway
Saturday, June 6 – Randolph Cty Raceway
Friday, June 12 – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, June 13 – Lucas Oil Speedway
Friday, June 19 – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, June 20 – Randolph Cty Raceway
Friday, June 26 – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, June 27 – Lucas Oil Speedway
Saturday, June 27 – Randolph Cty Raceway

For complete standings, results, calendar of events and license information be sure to visit ULMA online at www.ulmaracing.com. ULMA Temp Licenses are sold at each affiliated track for $10 per event entered. Drivers must either be a paid in full ULMA member or purchase the temp license to compete in ULMA events.

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.

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