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July 5, 2017 - Last Thursday evening, Johnny Fennewald of Appleton City, Missouri raced his way to his third Lucas Cattle Company ULMA Late Model victory of the season. Fennewald’s victory came during the special Thursday evening program at the speedway and earned the driver a cool $1,000 payday. The race also served as the opening event of the RacinDirt.com “Double-Down Showdown,” a two-race mini-series held at Lucas Oil Speedway and Lakeside Speedway.

Fennewald’s latest victory did not come easy as he and Aaron Poe battled hard for the victory, especially over the last five laps of the event. Poe led the first portion of the race until third-starting Fennewald caught him and ultimately made the pass for the win after the pair swapped the lead several times. The drivers raced hard but clean during the closing stages in what may go down as the feature event of the year (so far).

Youngster Kaeden Cornell of Willard, Missouri continued to impress onlookers and fellow drivers and scored a third place finish in the event. Chris Cox of Jefferson City had a solid run and came away fourth while tenth-starting Shane Essary made his way to fifth at the finish. Rounding out the top ten were Jon Melloway, Dylan Hoover, Tommy Cordray, Daniel Jessen, and current ULMA point’s leader Cody Holtkamp with the comeback run of the night as he advanced from 19th to 10th at the finish.

Racing is set to continue at Lucas Oil Speedway this weekend on Saturday gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7 and racing at 7:35. Saturday's admission prices are: Adults (16 and up) $12, Seniors (62 and up) $9, Youth (ages 6-15) $5, All Veterans and Active Military FREE with ID, Kids (5 and under) Free. Family Pass $25. Pit Passes are $30. For complete weekend details visit www.lucasoilspeedway.com.

Drivers have just two more Friday opportunities to earn valuable championship points at Callaway Raceways in Fulton, Missouri. Callaway Raceway is set to run this Friday, July 7th and then one more time for the track’s season finale on Friday, July 14th. Adult admission $14, Seniors $13, and 7 thru 12 $5. Pit Passes $25. Drivers pit passes $25 plus $5 for fire and safety. For event information visit www.callawayraceways.com.

The second night of the RacinDirt.com Double-Down Showdown was washed out last Friday evening; however, the event will conclude when ULMA drivers return to the speedway for their next planned event on Friday, July 21st. A special point’s scheme is in effect using last Thursday’s results from Lucas Oil Speedway and results from the upcoming July 21st race at Lakeside Speedway. The overall top three positions in the mini-points battle will receive $250 for first, second will earn $150, and third will go away with an extra $100. There are no entry fees or forms to fill out, ULMA will keep track of drivers who attend both of this week’s events. The event is possible courtesy of Racin.Dirt.com!

ULMA continues to look into replacement date options and although we have been in contact with one track, another new track has reached out to us offering interest in hosting ULMA. As we stated to promoters who agreed to run events with us in 2017 when we first put the ULMA schedule together in late 2016, we WILL NOT double-book any ULMA-sanctioned events, we stand by our word. When we can make any further announcements about additional events we will do so via our driver email group, our social media outlets, and on our website at www.ulmaracing.com.

All competing drivers must either purchase the yearly license or a temporary license to race in this weekend’s events. The 2017 license form is printable from the ULMA website. The season schedule and additional association information may be found on the site. You may also keep up-to-date on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ULMA-United-Late-Model-Association. ULMA is found online at www.ulmaracing.com.

ULMA’s 2017 business partners, include Lucas Cattle CompanyHoosier Tire Midwest, Fischer Body Shop, RacinDirt.com, FastShafts, Hooker Harness, Dynamic Drivelines, Melloway Fast Wraps, Radical Race Gear, KRC Racing, and RacingJunk.com, the official motorsports classifieds of ULMA.

Remaining ULMA Events - Subject to Change
Friday, July 7 – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, July 8 – Lucas Oil Speedway
Friday, July 14 – Callaway Raceway
Friday, July 21 – Lakeside Speedway - RacinDirt.com Double Down Showdown Finale!
Saturday, July 22 – Lucas Oil Speedway
Saturday, July 29 – Lucas Oil Speedway
Friday, August 11 – Lakeside Speedway
Saturday, August 12 – Central Missouri Speedway

Lucas Cattle Company Current Top Ten Point Standings

POS  CAR #  NAME  STARTS  POINTS 
1st  23  Cody Holtkamp  15  1424 
2nd  Dylan Hoover ®  12  1130 
3rd  22H  Dustin Hodges  11  1034 
4th  1X  Aaron Marrant  10  974 
5th  1T  Chris Cox  798 
6th  7X  Todd McCoin  768 
7th  51  Larry Ferris  760 
8th  Tommy Cordray  728 
9th  45  Aaron Poe  708 
10th  21  Johnny Fennwald ®  614 

Sam Stoecklin
ULMA Public Relations