WARRENSBURG, Mo. – Dustin Boney brought home his first USRA modified win of the season after a break in his racing career to focus on his business. when he took the checkered flag on Saturday at Central Missouri Speedway.
Dean Wille claimed the B-Modified feature for his fifth main-event win the year and Brett Wood went home with his eighth feature win in the Street Stocks. Jason Ryun from Kansas City grabbed his first feature victory in the Pure Stocks as Tyler Nelson took the double checkers in the Allstar Midget Series feature event.
This week the competition heated up in the USRA modified heat races, which usually brings out tight racing action as drivers attempted to improve finishing positions for maximum passing points. On Saturday evening, Buddy Benedict edged out Tim Karrick in heat one. Making his first run this season at CMS, Boney grabbed heat two in front of Jason Thompson with Sam Florence edging out Aaron Marrant from Orrick in heat three.
Boney seemed to be comfortable at the front of the pack and almost made it look like he never missed a beat in his two-year absence. Behind him, several drivers mixed it up including former track Champion, Jason Thompson and Matt Johnson from Archie. Also in the fray were Jason Bodenhamer, Tim Karrick, Aaron Marrant and Dean Wille. Several cautions, including a lap two restart cost several drivers including Buddy Benedict, Danny Scrogham, Steve Twenter and Brian Johnson an early exit in the feature after a grinding crash.
As the laps counted down, it was obvious Boney was the driver to beat as he claimed his first USRA modified feature win of the year. Johnson moved up late for the second spot past Thompson who hung on for third, Karrick looked strong in fourth and Wille also moved up late in the race for fifth with Bodenhamer sixth. In victory lane an emotional Boney thanked all of his crew and his wife for putting so much time in on the car in order for him to be ready on race night.
Dustin Boney, Matt Johnson, Jason Thompson, Tim Karrick, Dean Wille, Jason Bodenhamer, Aaron Marrant, Jim Moody, Gunner Martin, Dalton Kirk, Eddie Bray, Terry Schultz, Dennis Walrath, Nick Pence, Jeremy Chambers, Luke Driskell, Jared Rogers, -Sam Florence, Buddy Benedict, Brian Johnson, Steve Twenter, Danny Scrogham, Darren Robinson