Lyle Continues Central Missouri Mastery

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WARRENSBURG, Mo. – Chad Lyle earned the 66th victory of his career at Central Missouri Speedway during Saturday’s modified feature.

Lyle and Randal Schiffelbein Jr. took the initial green flag from row one with Lyle jetting out to an early race lead. Schiffelbein ran strong until contact in a jammed turn-four situation forced him to retire by lap eight as Schultz went to second with Wille in third.

The three drivers ran in the order of the championship point standings until a red-flag situation halted the action on lap 12 as Kaleb Bray went for a wild ride of turn three in a series of flips. Thankfully Bray was OK as he was checked out and walked away from the scene.

When racing resumed, Lyle held strong with Schultz and Wille in second and third. Meanwhile Kevin Blackburn and Brian Johnson pulled inside the top five until Blackburn was forced to pit late in the event, dropping him from the top five.

Several cautions once again unfortunately plagued the Modified race; however, each time, Lyle pulled away from the field in route to his 66th career win with Schultz second, Wille third, Mickey Burrell fourth and Johnson fifth.

Other winners Saturday included Jason Ryun in the pro stock class, Steve Clancy in the b-mod division, Dillon Raffurty in the mod-lites and Brett Wood in street stocks.