Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Aaron Marrant Edges Justin Russell to Claim Fourth ULMA Win of the Year!

action at Lucas Oil Speedway with Aaron Marrant 1x and Justin Russell 0x battling for the win. CBRacePhotos.Com

action at Lucas Oil Speedway with Aaron Marrant
1x and Justin Russell 0x battling for the win. CBRacePhotos.Com

Although it’s extremely early in the Decade of Racing anniversary season for the Lucas Cattle Company ULMA, it’s hard not to think of the possibility that for the first time ever, the eventual Hoosier Tire Midwest Rookie of the Year could also be crowned the overall champion. Aaron Marrant currently leads the Rookie of the Year standings and moves into the top ten overall standings after claiming his fourth victory of the year last weekend at Lucas Oil Speedway, where he just edged Justin Russell for the win.

As the race neared completion, Marrant found himself in the clutches of Russell in heavy lapped traffic and narrowly captured the victory, which was the third in a row for Marrant at the Speedway. Russell, the previous year’s track champion settled for second, which is tied for his best finish of the year, he was also runner-up on April 23rd.

Chris Smyser made his long travels from Lancaster, Missouri, pay off by rounding out the top three. Bobby Penney continues to post solid finishes and advanced from sixth on the grid to finish fourth one spot ahead of former Track Champion Tommy Cordray in fifth. Larry Ferris, Jon Melloway, Phil Edmondson, Lane Ehlert, and Chris Cox completed the top ten.

Round five of the ULMA weekly championship series continues this Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway. For more information and details on the many upcoming special events at the speedway, including ticketing and seating information for the Show-Me 100, visit the track online at www.lucasoilspeedway.com. Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. Admission prices this week are: Adults (16 and up) $12, Seniors (62 and up)/Military $9, Youth (6-15) $5, Kids (5-and-under) free.

Persistent rains led to another cancellation of Friday racing at Callaway Raceway in Fulton, Missouri last weekend; however, the track will try again this week for another exciting night of action. Gates open at 5 with hot laps at 7 and racing at 7:30. The track is located at 7419 County Road 405, Fulton, MO. For additional information call (573) 592-7795 or (573) 642-6580 or visit www.callawayraceways.com.

For all ULMA events this season drivers must possess a valid ULMA license or purchase the $10 temporary license while on site at each event. Drivers are highly encouraged to make their way to the ULMA website at www.ulmaracing.com and complete the licensing paperwork prior to checking in at weekend events, printing it out, and bringing it with them to the tracks they will race at this season. Drivers must be in compliance with ULMA Rules and Regulations as written.

For a printable schedule and printable copies of the association’s rules and regulations, be sure to visit www.ulmaracing.com. During the race season the association is also active on its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ULMA-United-Late-Model-Association. ULMA’s outstanding group of season sponsors includes Lucas Cattle Company, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Radical Race Wear, FastShafts.com, RacingJunk.com, RacinDirt.com, and Photographics by Shelly Payne.

Upcoming ULMA Events
Friday, May 20 – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, May 21 – Lucas Oil Speedway
Friday, May 27 – Callaway Raceway
Friday, May 27 – Lakeside Speedway
Saturday, May 28 – Randolph County Raceway
Sunday, May 29 – Central Missouri Speedway
Friday, June 3 – Callaway Raceway
Friday, June 10 – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, June 11 – Lucas Oil Speedway
Friday, June 17 – Callaway Raceway
Friday, June 17 – Lakeside Speedway
Saturday, June 18 – Central Missouri Speedway
Saturday, June 18 – Randolph County Raceway
Friday, June 24 – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, June 25 – Lucas Oil Speedway

1st 74 Jon Melloway 9 850
2nd 22H Dustin Hodges 8 754
3rd 7X Todd McCoin 7 670
4th 1 Chris Cox 7 646
5th 14X David Melloway 6 594
6th 7E Phil Edmondson 7 574
7th 16 Bobby Penney 6 574
8th 25S Chris Smyser 5 520
9th 23 Cody Holtkamp 6 498
10th 1X Aaron Marrant ® 5 494

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