WARRENSBURG, Mo. – Kory Schudy topped Saturday’s USAC Midwest Wingless Racing Ass’n main event at Central Missouri Speedway with a last-lap pass.
Wesley Smith paced the early laps with a comfortable 1.5-second lead by lap four, with Quinton Benson and Jacks Wagner inside the top three. By lap 10, Smith led Benson, Wagner, Wyatt Burks and Schudy inside the top-five.
At lap 15, Smith led by 2.5 seconds ahead of Benson. As Smith continued his torrid pace, his lead built to nearly three seconds by lap 20. The yellow flag waved at lap 20 for a single-car incident as Smith led Benson and Burks.
On lap 22, the red flag waved for a flip by 10th-running Zach Clark, who was uninjured. Smith led Benson to start the final few circuits as the green waved. Smith stayed in control with Benson cutting the lead to half a second on the white flag, but the caution waved again for fifth-running Jack Wagner, setting up a green-white-checkered finish, but the caution waved again for fourth-running Chad Goff, who spun in turn two.
A three-car battled settled the race as Benson fought hard to win over Schudy and Benson, but on the final lap the top-three completely changed as Schudy powered his way off turn four to take the checkers over Benson, Smith, Tom Curran and Xavier Doney.
Other winners Saturday night included Dustin Hodges (A-Mod), Aaron Poe (POWRi Super Stock), Jacob Ebert (B-Mod) and Jimmie Workman (Pure Stock).
1. 28-Kory Schudy; 2. 15B-Quinton Benson; 3. 12-Wesley Smith; 4. 11X-Tom Curran; 5. 74-Xavier Doney; 6. 44-Taylor Walton; 7. 15E-Dakota Earls; 8. 41-Brad Wyatt; 9. 2H-Luke Howard; 10. 00-Broc Elliott; 11. 17K-Braden Knipmeyer; 12. 65-Chris Parkinson; 13. 2-Jason Billups; 14. 7J-Robert Black; 15. 88-Chad Tye; 16. 52-Blake Bowers; 17. (DNF) 77-Jack Wagner; 18. (DNF) 7M-Heath Murry; 19. (DNF) 26-Zach Clark; 20. (DNF) 11W-Wyatt Burks; 21. (DNF) 73-Samuel Wagner; 22. (DQ) 9X-Chad Goff