Sunday, February 25, 2018

Dustin Hodges and Aaron Marrant Headline Recent ULMA Events

Marrant_Winner_LOS_5-21-16Lucas Cattle Company ULMA drivers competed in a pair of events last weekend with two different, but very familiar faces claiming the victories. Last season’s Rookie of the Year, Dustin Hodges of Centralia, Missouri posted his first victory of the year on Friday at Callaway Raceway while Aaron Marrant continued to terrorize the Lucas Oil Speedway field by driving to his fourth-consecutive win at the track.

Callaway Raceway kicked things off on Friday with nine cars present. From the onset of the night, Hodges left little doubt his car was on a rail and he was a force to reckon with. Not even 2008 Champion Jason Bodenhamer could reel in Hodges as he maintained his lead on the field through each phase of the race.

Hodges’ win, was his third-career Lucas Cattle Company victory and first this season. Bodenhamer hounded the second-year late model driver all-race long but never posed a serious threat to Hodges and had to settle for the runner-up position. ULMA point’s leader, Jon Melloway rounded out the top three at the conclusion of the event.

Chris Cox kicked off his weekend strong with a run to the fourth position while Todd McCoin completed the top five. Phil Edmondson, Ryan Petersheim, Cody Holtkamp, and Ashlee Lancaster completed the field. Callaway Raceway in Fulton, Missouri is set for another week of action on Friday night May 27th. 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

At Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday night, Cody Holtkamp, Jon Melloway, and Ethan Young claimed heat race victories. Justin Russell and Jon Melloway started the main event on the front row, but it wasn’t meant to be for either driver as they slipped in the final rundown as they were not able to complete the main event.

According to the last week’s Lucas Oil Speedway press release, “Aaron Marrant took the lead shortly after the start of the event.” Marrant, of Richmond, Missouri easily outpaced the rest of the field and claimed his fifth overall ULMA win and fourth in a row at Lucas Oil Speedway. Jon Binning of Warrensburg, Missouri, the 2014 Champion recorded his best finish of the year with a runner-up finish while Larry Ferris of Nevada, Missouri rounded out the top three.

Tommy Cordray advanced from ninth to fourth while Chris Cox also advanced five spots through the field to come away with a solid top-five finish. Cody Holtkamp came away with a sixth-place run, just in front of a surging Bobby Penney who advanced from 19th on the grid to come away with a seventh-place finish. Lane Ehlert, David Melloway, and Aaron Poe rounded out the field.

ULMA Late Models have the week off at Lucas Oil Speedway, which will host the annual Show-Me 100. Visit the track online at 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. ULMA racing returns to Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday, June 11.

Kansas City-based ULMA Drivers have the chance to compete in their backyard as ULMA is set for a return to the legendary Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City. This was supposed to be the second event of the year for ULMA at the track; however, the previously scheduled ULMA event was canceled due to weather. Both the track and ULMA are hoping for better luck the second time around this weekend as the track opens its gates to competing drivers.

Pits open at 4:30. Spectator gates open at 5:00. Drivers meeting is at 6:45. Hot laps start at 7:00.Racing begins at 7:30. General admission seating is $12 for adults, $6 for kids ages 7-12 and children ages 6 and under get in for free. Military personnel, students and seniors over 62 get in for $10 with proper ID. Terrace admission is $15 for adults, $8 for kids ages 7-12 and children ages 6 and under get in for free. Military personnel, students and seniors over 62 get in for $12 with proper ID. Must have terrace voucher to purchase terrace ticket. Suites are $20 for adults or $10 for kids ages 12 and under. Pit passes are $30 for ages 7+ or $10 for 6 and under. Visit the track online at

On Saturday night, ULMA Late Models return to Randolph County Raceway (RCR) in Moberly, Missouri for another edition of the track’s Championship Dirt Racing Series. ULMA Late Models will be part of the night’s program as drivers look to dethrone Chris Smyser, who quickly asserted himself as the man to beat this season at RCR. Grandstands Open – 5:00 PM, Hot Laps – 6:30 PM, Racing – 7:00 PM. Grandstand Tickets: Championship Weekly Dirt Racing Series, Ages 12-Up – $12, Ages 6-11 – $6, Ages 5-Under – Free
Pit Gates Open – 4:00 PM, Drivers Meeting – 5:45 PM, Pit Passes – $30, Pit Passes Ages 11-Under $15. Directions to the track, from Highway 63, take off ramp to US-24, turn East and drive approximately 4 miles. Track address: 4081 US 24, Moberly, MO 65270. Visit the track online at

ULMA drivers have a rare chance to compete on Sunday this week as Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) hosts its second ULMA event May 29th. CMS will be in the second night of the track’s annual two-day Memorial Day weekend special. The track will host a Cancer Awareness 50/50 Fundraiser, 2-seater car rides, and Karaoke with Char after the races in the all-new CMS Party Barn! Special Events Racing includes $3,000-To-Win USRA Modifieds. Also joining ULMA Late Models and USRA Modifieds are USRA B-Mods and the Allstar Midget Series. Pit Gates Open at 4:30, Grandstands at 5, Hot Laps at 7, and Racing at 7:30. Admission: Adults $15, Active-Duty Military $12, Seniors Age 65 and up $12, Kids Ages 6 to 12 Years $5, Children Five and Under Free! Seniors 75 Years and Older Free! All Pit Passes $35. On Race Day Call (660) 747-2166. Visit the track online at An anonymous fan has donated an extra $100 to the winner, making the win worth $700.

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 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 During the race season the association is also active on its Facebook page at ULMA’s outstanding group of season sponsors includes Lucas Cattle Company, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Radical Race Wear,,,, and Photographics by Shelly Payne.

Upcoming ULMA Events
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 11 1020
2nd 22H Dustin Hodges 9 860
3rd 1 Chris Cox 9 844
4th 7X Todd McCoin 9 840
5th 7E Phil Edmondson 9 696
6th 23 Cody Holtkamp 8 686
7th 14X David Melloway 7 684
8th 16 Bobby Penney 7 668
9th 1X Aaron Marrant ® 6 600
10th 65 Jon Binning 6 584

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