Saturday, November 18, 2017

ULMA Heading To California? Missouri That Is

Sam Stoecklin – For the second consecutive year, the Lucas Cattle Company ULMA Late Models will make their way to California … California, Missouri that is for a pair of point’s-earning races at the close confines of Kyle and Carol Wirts’ beloved Double X Speedway. The first appearance takes place on Sunday, June 17th as a precursor to the annual Triple Crown Shootout, which rolls into the track on Sunday, July 1st.

The July stop at Double X, sponsored by Bonecutter Body Shop of California is locked in as one of four shootout events in which drivers have the chance to earn points at ULMA-affiliated tracks in a miniseries style shootout for added money. For both of the Double X appearances, all participating drivers must be ULMA members. For the June race there will be no entry fees, for the July event, officials will announce further details regarding entry fees and race dates for the Triple Crown Shootout. Last year, Brandon Imhoff dominated both appearances at the track with two convincing wins. For further details stay tuned to ULMA press releases or visit www.xxspeedway.com.

The lone ULMA-sanctioned race of last weekend was washed out at Callaway Raceway on Friday night but the track is ready to try once again this weekend to continue their season-long schedule of events. Current ULMA point leader Jason Russell has established early on that he is the man to beat at the Fulton, Missouri track and will look to hold off all challengers again this weekend when east-side racing resumes. Check out the track online at www.callawayraceways.com.

Drivers will make their second appearance of the season this weekend at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Missouri for some west-side Friday night action. This is the first of eleven ‘Fast Friday’ appearances throughout the summer at the paper-clip style quarter mile track located about twenty minutes from downtown Kansas City. A few weeks back, Chris Hawkins of Neosho, Missouri edged former ULMA champion Jason Bodenhamer to pickup an early season victory. For start times, directions, and general track information visit www.valleyspeedway.com.

Weekly action concludes Saturday night at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. So far this season, large car counts have claimed track headlines along with a pair of former track champions, Tommy Cordray and Rylan Long claiming victories. Two weeks ago Rylan Long returned to form with a convincing win over a stellar field of peers. Jeremy Kelley and Lane Ehlert have used their strong starts to the season to find their way into a close battle for the track point lead heading into this weekend; for complete race information log onto www.lucasoilspeedway.com.

ULMA’s title sponsor is Lucas Cattle Company. Contingency sponsors are Rod End Supply and Buyraceparts.com. Affiliate sponsors include Imhoff Construction, PhotoGraphics by Shelly Payne, General Fence LLC, and Midland Printing. ULMA is a proud supporter of Homes for Our Troops. To join the team, or to request an addition to ULMA’s email group, send your request to unitedlatemodelassociation@hotmail.com. Visit the association’s website for schedule of events, race history, results, points, and much more at www.ulmaracing.com or like ULMA on Facebook.

Upcoming ULMA Races:

Friday, May 11th – Valley Speedway
Friday, May 11th – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, May 12th – Lucas Oil Speedway
Friday, May 18th – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, May 19th – Lucas Oil Speedway
Friday, May 25th – Callaway Raceway
Friday, May 25th – Valley Speedway
Friday, June 1st – Callaway Raceway
Friday, June 8th – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, June 9th – Lucas Oil Speedway

ULMA Point Standings

POS CAR # NAME STARTS POINTS

1st 2J Jason Russell 6 611
2nd 86 Brandon Imhoff 5 550
3rd 133 Chris Hawkins 4 459
4th 23Z Zeke Langley 5 450
5th 22 Kevin Coyne 4 437
6th 7 Brett Wood 4 423
7th 1T Chris Cox 4 400
8th 99 Larry Jones 3 336
9th 42 Lane Ehlert 3 321
10th 9M Jimmy Morris 3 318
11th 20 Alan Westling 3 294
12th 71 Trace Westling 3 282
13th 25 Chris Morelock 3 275
14th 45 Bob King 3 263
15th 65 Jon Binning 3 255

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