Todd McCoin celebrates his feature win the ALPS Food Stores ULMA Late Model division Saturday night. (Chris Bork photo)
McCoin, Cutshaw, Clancy and Brown take home wins as Weekly Championship Series begins

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(This corrects original version. Please note that Hard Charger Award went to Justin Russell)

Wheatland, Missouri (April 17, 2016) - Todd McCoin hopped out of his race car and pumped his fist. It was time to celebrate at a place where Lady Luck has not always ridding alongside.

"It's been a long time coming at this track," McCoin said Saturday night after his wire-to-wire victory in the ALPS Food Stores ULMA Late Model feature at Lucas Oil Speedway.

McCoin earned $1,000 courtesy of ALPS Food Store in Pittsburg, Mo., on the opening night of the Budweiser Weekly Championship Series - a program presented by KOZL Channel 27.

Todd McCoin en route to his victory Saturday night as the Budweiser Weekly Championship Series began. (Chris Bork photo)
Other feature winners included Chad Clancy (Ozark Golf Cars B-Mods), Jeff Cutshaw (Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds) and Derek Brown (Carson's Corner NAPA Street Stocks).

Before the racing program, there was a special tribute to Jake Williams, a former ULMA Late Model track champ who lost his life during the offseason. Late Model driver Jon Binning drove  Williams' No. 72 race car a lap around the track after a video presentation in a ceremonial pace lap.

McCoin, of Barnett, Mo., said the victory was sweet because, "I've had some pretty bad luck here. I think we might have turned it around."

Larry Ferris of Nevada finished second with Chris Smyser of Lancaster wound up third.

The first half of the race hotly contested. McCoin led, but Aaron Marrant and Jeremy Kelley were in hot pursuit with the trio weaving in and out of lapped traffic.

But Marrant and Kelley were eliminated in a lap-26 accident. McCoin was dominated after the re-start.

"That was unfortunate for those two," McCoin said of the misfortunate for Marrant and Kelley. "Things happen, I guess."

The "Hard Charger" was Justin Russell, who finished sixth after starting 24th in the feature. Russell, of Henley, picked up $100 from Keyser Manufacturing Products which gives the Hard Charger Award to the ULMA Late Models each week and $100 from Out-Pace Racing Products, which awards the Hard Charger to the featured class each week.

Chad Clancy beat Kris Jackson by inches to win the Ozark Golf Cars B-Mod feature. (Chris Bork photo)
In the closest finish of the night, Clancy beat Kris Jackson by about a foot at the finish line to take the B-Mod victory. Clancy, of Excelsior Springs, made a dive to the inside of Jackson coming out of turn four and just beat the Lebanon driver in a photo finish.

J.C. Morton of Springfield was close behind the top two after pushing Jackson for the lead midway through the race. Brian McGowan of Pittsburg, Kan., was fourth.

"I didn't think I had anything for him there," Clancy said. "I don't know what happened on the last corner. I cut it down and it worked. Those guys are all great to race with every week. I've never won here. I've always wanted to.

"This year is off to a great start," added Clancy, who won his third straight race after taking two wins at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.

Bolivar's Cutshaw, the reigning USRA Mod track champ, led all the way to earn his first victory of the season and take his first step toward defending the title. Eric Turner of Hermitage charged from deep in the field to finish second and Dylan Hoover of Vandalia was third.

Brown, of Stoutland, won his second feature of the season, driving away to a comfortable margin over the final 10 laps. David Hendrix of Buckhorn was second and Timothy Brown of Stoutland finished third.

Racing resumes next Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway as KLOZ-Mix 92.7 presents round No. 2 of the Budweiser Weekly Racing Series. It's also the first $uper $aver $pecial Night of 2016 as (4) Admissions, (4) Hot Dogs, and (4) 20 ounce Cola-Cola products are just $30 for all fans arriving before 6:30pm.

Classes in action include the ALPS Food Store ULMA Late Models, the Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, the Carson's Corner Napa Street Stocks, and the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods. The Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods will be the featured class of the evening running a Special 25 Lap, $500 to win Main Event.

Gates open at 5, hot laps at 7 and racing at 7:30.

A limited number of VIP Suites are available for next Saturday's event. Contact LaRay Hankins at (417) 282-5984 or via email at for more info.



A Feature  1. Chad Clancy (Excelsier Springs, MO), 2. Kris Jackson (Lebanon, MO), 3. JC Morton (Springfield, MO), 4. Brian McGowen (Pittsburg, Ks), 5. Jake Richards (Lansing, KS), 6. Ryan Edde (Urbana, MO), 7. Russell Niehoff (Lockwood, MO), 8. Matt Rose (Liberal, Mo), 9. Rusty Rickard (Shell Knob, Mo), 10. Davis Givens (Hutchinson, KS), 11. Kaeden Cornell (Willard, MO), 12. Robb Ewing (Stockton, MO), 13. Matthew Hendren (Nevada, MO), 14. Jim Cihy (Warsaw, MO), 15. Jeremy Price (Blue Springs, Mo), 16. Kurt Sledd (Warsaw, MO), 17. Randy Gilmore (Wheatland, MO), 18. Robert Heydenreich Jr. (Bolivar, MO), 19. Donald Jackson (Lebanon, MO), 20. Brayton Skaggs (Fort Scott, KS), 21. John Fellers (Elkton, MO), 22. Jerry Morgan (Ft. Scott, KS), 23. Tyler Brown (Richland, MO), 24. Gary Fain (Lone Jack, MO).

B-Feature 1: 1. Matt Rose (Liberal, Mo), 2. Brayton Skaggs (Fort Scott, KS), 3. Robb Ewing (Stockton, MO), 4. Randy Gilmore (Wheatland, MO), 5. Andrew Chrisenberry (Chilhowee, MO), 6. Nate Thomas (N/A, MO), 7. Kevin Barnes (Cameron, MO), 8. Teddy Thomas (Springfield, MO), 9. Nathan Evans (Springfield, MO), 10. David Harris (Chilhowee, MO), 11. Joshua Barnes (Maysville, MO),

B-Feature 2: 1. Gary Fain (Lone Jack, MO), 2. Donald Jackson (Lebanon, MO), 3. Jeremy Price (Blue Springs, Mo), 4. Matthew Hendren (Nevada, MO), 5. Derrick Mahoney (Liberty, Mo), 6. Alex Christensen (Nevada, MO), 7. Doug Scism (Nevada, MO), 8. Logan Harms (Nevada, MO), 9. Rex Harris (Urbana, MO), 10. Casey Thomas (Camdenton, MO), 11. Josh Bell (Ozark, MO).

Heat 1: 1. Kris Jackson (Lebanon, MO), 2. Jake Richards (Lansing, KS), 3. Jerry Morgan (Ft. Scott, KS), 4. Brayton Skaggs (Fort Scott, KS), 5. Matt Rose (Liberal, Mo), 6. Randy Gilmore (Wheatland, MO), 7. Andrew Chrisenberry (Chilhowee, MO), 8. Robb Ewing (Stockton, MO), 9. Nathan Evans (Springfield, MO), 10. David Harris (Chilhowee, MO).

Heat 2: 1. JC Morton (Springfield, MO), 2. Kaeden Cornell (Willard, MO), 3. Davis Givens (Hutchinson, KS), 4. Donald Jackson (Lebanon, MO), 5. Rex Harris (Urbana, MO), 6. Gary Fain (Lone Jack, MO), 7. Doug Scism (Nevada, MO), 8. Jeremy Price (Blue Springs, Mo), 9. Josh Bell (Ozark, MO), 10. Logan Harms (Nevada, MO).

Heat 3: 1. Brian McGowen (Pittsburg, Ks), 2. Ryan Edde (Urbana, MO), 3. Jim Cihy (Warsaw, MO), 4. Robert Heydenreich Jr. (Bolivar, MO), 5. Kurt Sledd (Warsaw, MO), 6. Joshua Barnes (Maysville, MO), 7. Teddy Thomas (Springfield, MO), 8. Nate Thomas (N/A, MO), 9. Kevin Barnes (Cameron, MO).

Heat 4: 1. Chad Clancy (Excelsier Springs, MO), 2. Tyler Brown (Richland, MO), 3. Rusty Rickard (Shell Knob, Mo), 4. Russell Niehoff (Lockwood, MO), 5. John Fellers (Elkton, MO), 6. Alex Christensen (Nevada, MO), 7. Matthew Hendren (Nevada, MO), 8. Casey Thomas (Camdenton, MO), 9. Derrick Mahoney (Liberty, Mo).


A-Feature: 1. Derek Brown (Stoutland, MO), 2. David Hendrix (Buckhorn, MO), 3. Timothy Brown (Stoutland, MO), 4. Chip Shaddox (Wheatland, MO), 5. Johnny Coats (Joplin, MO), 6. Steve Beach (Eldon, MO), 7. Kenny Carroll (Camdenton, MO), 8. James Flood (Crane, Mo), 9. Bobby Barnett (Republic, MO), 10. Toby Ott (Wheatland, MO), 11. Ted Welschmeyer (Tebbetts, MO), 12. Marc Carter (Warrensburg, MO), 13. Bo Dean (Camdenton, MO), 14. Craig Danuser (Montreal, MO), 15. Shawn Whitman (Fair Grove, MO), 16. David Doelz (Warsaw, MO), 17. Jay Flinn (Lebanon, MO), 18. Zach Zeugin (Fair Play, MO), 19. Chad Coleman (Mound City, KS), 20. Kenneth Ashlock (Hermitage, MO).

Heat 1: 1. Derek Brown (Stoutland, MO), 2. Steve Beach (Eldon, MO), 3. Shawn Whitman (Fair Grove, MO), 4. Toby Ott (Wheatland, MO), 5. Ted Welschmeyer (Tebbetts, MO), 6. Craig Danuser (Montreal, MO), 7. James Flood (Crane, Mo),

Heat 2: 1. Timothy Brown (Stoutland, MO), 2. Chip Shaddox (Wheatland, MO), 3. Kenny Carroll (Camdenton, MO), 4. Bobby Barnett (Republic, MO), 5. Jay Flinn (Lebanon, MO), 6. David Doelz (Warsaw, MO), 7. Chad Coleman (Mound City, KS).

Heat 3: 1. David Hendrix (Buckhorn, MO), 2. Johnny Coats (Joplin, MO), 3. Marc Carter (Warrensburg, MO), 4. Bo Dean (Camdenton, MO), 5. Zach Zeugin (Fair Play, MO), 6. Kenneth Ashlock (Hermitage, MO).


A-Feature: 1. Todd McCoin (Barnett, MO), 2. Larry Ferris (Nevada, MO), 3. Chris Smyser (Lancaster, MO), 4. Bobby Penney (Lawson, MO), 5. David Melloway (Columbia, Mo), 6. Justin Russell (Henley, MO), 7. Ethan Young (Harrisonville, MO), 8. Jon Binning (Warrensburg, MO), 9. Walt Imhoff (Jamestown, Mo), 10. Wesley Briggs (Olathe, KS), 11. Cody Peck (Wheatland, MO), 12. Bob Cummings (Sedalia, MO), 13. Lane Ehlert (Foristell, MO), 14. Larry Jones (El Dorado Springs, MO), 15. Tommy Cordray (Browning, MO), 16. Aaron Poe (Warrensburg, MO), 17. David Miller (Mexico, MO), 18. Jeremy Kelley (Walnut Grove, MO), 19. Aaron Marrant (Richmond, MO), 20. Jonothan Melloway (Hallsville, MO), 21. Bob King (Independence, MO), 22. Craig Wood (Eldorado Springs, MO), 23. Clint Long (Harrisonville, MO), 24. Phil Edmondson (Marionville, Mo), 25. Jason Bodenhamer (Centerview, MO).

Heat 1: 1. Chris Smyser (Lancaster, MO), 2. Aaron Marrant (Richmond, MO), 3. Larry Ferris (Nevada, MO), 4. Lane Ehlert (Foristell, MO), 5. Wesley Briggs (Olathe, KS), 6. Cody Peck (Wheatland, MO), 7. Walt Imhoff (Jamestown, Mo), 8. Craig Wood (Eldorado Springs, MO), 9. Clint Long (Harrisonville, MO).

Heat 2: 1. Jonothan Melloway (Hallsville, MO), 2. Tommy Cordray (Browning, MO), 3. Bobby Penney (Lawson, MO), 4. David Melloway (Columbia, Mo), 5. Jon Binning (Warrensburg, MO), 6. Larry Jones (El Dorado Springs, MO), 7. Ethan Young (Harrisonville, MO), 8. Phil Edmondson (Marionville, Mo).

Heat 3: 1. Todd McCoin (Barnett, MO), 2. Jeremy Kelley (Walnut Grove, MO), 3. Bob Cummings (Sedalia, MO), 4. David Miller (Mexico, MO), 5. Bob King (Independence, MO), 6. Aaron Poe (Warrensburg, MO), 7. Jason Bodenhamer (Centerview, MO), 8. Justin Russell (Henley, MO).


A-Feature: 1. Jeff Cutshaw (Bolivar, MO), 2. Dylan Hoover (Vandalia, Mo.), 3. Eric Turner (Hermitage, MO), 4. Aaron Marrant (Richmond, MO), 5. Mike Striegel (Hermitage, MO), 6. Lance Town (Wellsville, KS), 7. Nic Bidinger (Perry, KS), 8. Johnny Fennewald (Appleton City, MO), 9. Jason Pursley (Hermitage, MO), 10. Terry Kirk (Urbana, MO), 11. Dwight Niehoff (Lockwood, MO), 12. Chase Domer (Nevada, MO), 13. Mitch Keeter (Webb City, Mo), 14. Chris Tonoli (Hermitage, MO), 15. Chase Jones (Eldorado Springs, MO), 16. Daniel Wosoba (El Dorado Springs, MO), 17. Kevin Lutjen (Stover , MO), 18. Brandon Givens (Hutchinson, KS), 19. Scotty Bough (Nevada, MO), 20. Lucas Dobbs (El Dorado Springs, MO), 21. Robbie Love (Fort Scott, KS).

Heat 1: 1. Jeff Cutshaw (Bolivar, MO), 2. Brandon Givens (Hutchinson, KS), 3. Chase Jones (Eldorado Springs, MO), 4. Jason Pursley (Hermitage, MO), 5. Mitch Keeter (Webb City, Mo), 6. Robbie Love (Fort Scott, KS), 7. Scotty Bough (Nevada, MO).

Heat 2: 1. Mike Striegel (Hermitage, MO), 2. Johnny Fennewald (Appleton City, MO), 3. Lucas Dobbs (El Dorado Springs, MO), 4. Aaron Marrant (Richmond, MO), 5. Daniel Wosoba (El Dorado Springs, MO), 6. Chris Tonoli (Hermitage, MO), 7. Chase Domer (Nevada, MO).

Heat 3: 1. Lance Town (Wellsville, KS), 2. Nic Bidinger (Perry, KS), 3. Dylan Hoover (Vandalia, Mo.), 4. Dwight Niehoff (Lockwood, MO), 5. Eric Turner (Hermitage, MO), 6. Terry Kirk (Urbana, MO), 7. Kevin Lutjen (Stover , MO).

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