Drivers to battle for bragging rights
Drivers from six regional racing series will compete for state championships during this year’s Missouri State Fair.
The Lucas Oil Sprint Bandits, Mid America Modified Series (MAMS) and United Late Models Association will race Tuesday night at Missouri State Fair Speedway.
The Midwest Latemodel Racing Association, National Championship Racing Association late models and the Winged Outlaw Warriors 360 sprints will race Sunday.
Tuesday’s program will also feature pro freestyle motocross rider Kenny Bertram and Xtreme rider Terry Russell, of Jefferson City. The riders will entertain the crowd during intermission.
Bertram is the winningest freestyle motocross rider in history.
ULMA drivers will be competing for the largest purse in series history with $1,000 going to the winner. Each of the top 24 drivers will take home at least $150.
Missouri State Fair Speedway co-promoter Jason Bodenhamer leads the ULMA points race by 14 over Bob Test.
Jon Binning, Brett Wood, Chris Cox and Steve Clancy — who are all within 160 points of the lead — have plenty of time to make up ground because 10 dates remain on the schedule.
The Bandits will be making their third stop in three days after driving at Rock Rapids, Iowa, on Sunday and Greenwood, Neb., tonight.
With only two events remaining after the Sedalia date, these races will be important for determining the series champion.
Entering Sunday night’s races, Robert Ballou held a four-point lead over second-place Travis Rilat, 18 over third-place Brady Bacon and 38 over fourth-place Casey Shuman.
Brian Bolin leads the MAMS series with 697 points that includes five top-10 finishes in six races.
John Allen and Mark Dotson are tied for second with 645 points.
The series raced here April 16 with Ken Schrader securing the win. Schrader, a former NASCAR driver, is expected to race Tuesday night.
Bolin was seventh, Allen 17th and Dotson third.
Eric Todd leads the Winged Outlaw Warriors series by 66 points over second-place Tyler Blank.
Jonathan Cornell, of Sedalia, is fourth, 152 points behind third-place J. Kinder, despite having a series-high three wins this season.
Cornell has won all three of his races at LA Raceway.
The MLRA will be making its third visit to Sedalia on Sunday. Billy Moyer won May 21 and Terry Phillips won June 25.
Brad Looney holds an eight-point lead over Al Purkey for the points lead. Dave Erkrich is third 10 points back, and Phillips is fourth 14 off the pace.
Kelly Boen has dominated the MLRA late models series this season. He has won nine of 16 races and holds a 305-point lead over second-place Corey Zietner.
If you go
Who: Lucas Oil Sprint Bandits, Mid America Modified Series and United Late Models Association
When: Gates open at 5 p.m., hot laps at 7 and racing at 7:30.
Admission: Pit passes $30, general admission $27, seniors 65 and older and military personnel with an ID $25, children ages 6-12 $12, and children 5 and younger free.
Who: Midwest Latemodel Racing Association, National Championship Racing Association late models and the Winged Outlaw Warriors 360 sprints
When: Gates open at 4 p.m., hot laps at 5:30 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m.
Admission: Pit passes $30, general admission$18, seniors 65 and older and military personnel with an ID $15, children ages 6-12 $8, and children 5 and younger free.
Where to buy tickets
Advance tickets for both events are available by calling 800-796-6776 or visiting ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available on racing nights.
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