WARRENSBURG, Mo. – Dustin Hodges topped the list of winners on Sunday evening at Central Missouri Speedway.
Hodges led the opening charge in the modified feature in front of Gunner Martin and Terry Schultz, with Rick Beebe and Ryan Middaugh inside the top five. By lap 10 Martin was just behind Hodges as the pair maneuvered their way through lapped traffic.
Middaugh made the pass on Schultz for third. By the lap 15 marker, Hodges was still just behind a slower-paced car with Martin, Middaugh, Schultz, and Jason Pursley close behind. A series of cautions waved between the two-thirds distance as Hodges led Schultz.
By lap 25 Hodges had a one-second lead over Schultz, Dean Wille, Chad Lyle and Kameron Grindstaff. Tim Karrick, Darron Fuqua, Tyler Hibner, Lee Hibner and Beebe filled out the top ten. Caution flew for Schultz at lap 28 for a flat tire. Wille then took over second with Lyle, Grindstaff, Karrick, and Fuqua close behind.
Caution again waved at lap 32 for Martin whose car experienced front-end problems forcing him to retire. With three laps remaining, Hodges held point over Wille. Hodges maintained his pace and Wille tried to close in for the win but in the end, Hodges captured his first Central Missouri win and big-money win to wrap up the weekend.
Wille ran a strong race in second with Karrick advancing all the way third with Fuqua advancing to fourth. Tyler Hibner was fifth.
Other winners on Sunday at Central Missouri included Ryan Johnson (ULMA Late Model), Clayton Campbell (Street Stock) and J.C. Morton (B-Mod).