Sunday, February 25, 2018

Vance Wilson Keeps Rolling Along in Lucas Cattle Company ULMA Action!

Vance Wilson ULMA Feature winner - Ashley Duncan of A to Z Photography

Vance Wilson ULMA Feature winner – Ashley Duncan of A to Z Photography

Sam Stoecklin – (Moberly, Mo) – Lucas Cattle Company ULMA drivers ran into Mother Nature’s fury twice last week as two of the three weekend events were washed out. Callaway Raceway in Fulton, Missouri was rained out Friday, and then on Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway the rains came shortly after preliminary heat races were completed.

The only ULMA-sanctioned track to complete their program was Randolph County Raceway (RCR) in Moberly, Missouri, where 15 drivers were on hand for the track’s annual late model special event. Vance Wilson claimed heat race number one over Kenny Mudd and Ashlee Lancaster while Chris Lapp dominated heat number two ahead of Walt Imhoff and Zeke Langley in determining the main event starting grid.

Wilson had been on a roll leading into the event with a 4-race win streak and once again no one had anything for the Quincy, Illinois driver in the main event as he dominated the race for his eighth win of the season and fifth in a row at RCR. Despite his winning season, Wilson, the 2010 ULMA champion, still trails last year’s champion Jason Russell in the championship battle.

Behind Wilson at the finish was Kenny Mudd with another solid performance, followed by Jon Melloway and late model rookie driver Ryan Petersheim of Harrisburg, Missouri, in his first time out this season. Zeke Langley again was a solid runner bringing his ride home fifth ahead of Steve Dieckmann, Walt Imhoff, Richard Kimberling, Bobby Penney, and Dalton Imhoff to close out the top ten.

ULMA helped raise over 400 dollars for Homes for our Troops and honored the service men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives with a balloon release just before the ULMA late model main event at RCR.

The track is taking a week off this weekend but will return to action on Saturday, August 10. Be sure to visit the track online for a complete schedule by pointing your web browser to or call 660-833-1727 for race status and additional information.

Callaway Raceway resumes their weekly program this Friday, August 2. Track information is available by contacting track owner and promoter Betty Atterberry at (573) 220-1751. The track race status phone line is (573) 592-7795.

With a stout field of 22 competitors on hand Saturday evening at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri, Mother Nature foiled the night shortly after the late model heat races were contested. Prior to wet weather arriving, Jon Binning, Andy Kennedy, and Jason Russell won their respective heat races.

The speedway’s gates will open an hour early with hot laps at 6 and racing at 6:30 PM. The make-up features will run first followed by a complete program in all four Lucas Oil Weekly Championship Series classes.

ULMA late models return to action at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri, on Saturday, August 3 in which the makeup feature race from last weekend’s rainout will be ran first with the cars that were checked in based on their heat race performances. Then, there will be an all-new program for the night’s normally scheduled races.

This weekend at Lucas Oil Speedway will be “Race to Save the Hunt” and Public Safety Appreciation Night as all Police, Fire, and Rescue Personnel are admitted free to the Speedway with ID. ULMA competitors will first complete their previously rained out program from two weeks ago with those cars already determined on the starting grid. Then, another new full complete program will be contested throughout the night. Call the track at 417-282-5984 or log onto the website at for a complete schedule of events and race night information.

ULMA licensing is mandatory at all sanctioned tracks, no exceptions! Drivers must present their license on arrival when checking in at all tracks. Visit for scheduling, full results, information, stats, rules, and to print and complete the 2013 form prior to competing. Drivers should be prepared for technical inspection at all tracks at all times!

This season marks the first year for ULMA to partner with Hoosier Tire Midwest. Drivers may purchase tires from ULMA throughout the season by contacting ULMA officials, the program benefits drivers at the end of the season during the October 19 championship banquet, which takes place in California, Missouri. Please visit for additional information.

Drivers earn championship points from their 15 best race appearances throughout the season of the more than 50 possible scheduled race nights. Visit ULMA’s title sponsor at ULMA sincerely thanks Hoosier Tire Midwest, FastShafts, Rod End Supply,, and PhotoGraphics by Shelly Payne for their support this season.

ULMA Standings
1st 2J Jason Russell 14 1638
2nd B1 Vance Wilson 14 1549
3rd 23Z Zeke Langley 15 1503
4th 1TC Chris Cox 15 1499
5th 0X Justin Russell 15 1453
6th 12 Payton Looney ® 12 1360
7th 7X Todd McCoin 13 1343
8th 9 Chris Lapp 12 1202
9th 16 Bobby Penney ® 11 1108
10th T8R Earl Roark ® 10 1056

ULMA Rookie of the Year Standings
1st 12 Payton Looney ® 12 1360
2nd 16 Bobby Penney ® 11 1108
3rd T8R Earl Roark ® 10 1056
4th 74X Jon Melloway ® 10 961
5th O7 Kenny Mudd ® 8 874

ULMA Schedule at a Glance
Friday, August 2nd – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, August 3rd = Lucas Oil Speedway
Friday, August 9th – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, August 10th – Randolph County Raceway
Friday, August 16th – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, August 17th – Lucas Oil Speedway
Saturday, August 17th – Randolph County Raceway
Friday, August 23rd – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, August 24th – Lucas Oil Speedway
Saturday, August 24th – Randolph County Raceway
Friday, August 30th – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, August 31st – Randolph County Raceway
Friday, Sept 6th – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, Sept 7th – Randolph County Raceway
Saturday, Sept 14th – Lucas Oil Speedway
Saturday, Sept 14th – Randolph County Raceway
Saturday, Sept 21st – Lucas Oil Speedway
Saturday, Sept 21st – Randolph County Raceway
Saturday, Sept 28th – Randolph County Raceway

Saturday, Oct 19th – ULMA Championship Banquet
California Shooters Club of Moniteau County

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