WARRENSBURG — Saturday’s races at Central Missouri Speedway didn’t disappoint as battles for the lead and multi-car wrecks highlighted the night.
The USRA Modified feature was a three-way battle for the lead throughout the 25 laps.
Brian Johnson led most of the race and ended up in victory lane for his first CMS win, but Terry Schultz was there to put pressure on Johnson the entire way.
Matt Johnson ran much of the race in his starting position of third, but came on late and was able to pass Schultz for second place.
A caution set up a four-lap dash to the finish with Matt Johnson battling Brian Johnson for the lead, but Brian Johnson held on for the win. Schultz held on to finish third.
“It’s unbelievable,” Brian Johnson said in victory lane. “I may just retire.”
Richard Layne, Mike Eisenhunt and Dean Wille were all involved in a wreck between turns one and two. Wille also spun in turn one earlier in the race.
Eisenhunt ended up 12th, while Layne took 14th and Wille finished 18th.
The street stocks feature ended with a three-car wreck on the front stretch.
Joshua Guy and Troy Turley were part of the wreck as they crossed the finish line. Turley finished fourth and Guy got sixth.
Kevin Perkins’ night ended early when he and another driver wrecked between turns one and two. He ended up 10th out of 13 cars.
Points leader Brett Wood paced the field on his way to victory lane. Clayton Campbell ran in second for much of the race, but was unable to make a run at Wood and settled for runner-up.
In the B-Mod race, Cody Brill was able to hold off the field to earn the win.
Brill paced the field, but had to keep holding off close competing because of multiple caution flags throughout the race.
“I don’t know why every time I’m in the lead there’s a bunch of cautions,” Brill said in victory lane.
Wille drove his UCM SAE car to a second-place finish and Chad Staus came in third.
One of the front-runners, Troy Carlyle, got a flat tire and ended up being involved in a four-car crash in turn two. Carlyle ended up 18th.
Ernie Walker was able to run a clean race and finished eighth.
Cody Frazon was in contention for a top five finish, but a wreck in turn four resulted in a 16th-place finish.
In the six-car pure stock field, Darrin Christy drove his 3B to victory lane.
Jason Cochran hit the front stretch wall trying to catch Christy at the end, but was able to maintain his position and finish second.
CMS will host its four weekly classes next week.