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Columbus Motor Speedway

.333 mi./0.536 km. Paved Oval located in Obetz, OH
Opened: 1957 | Track In Operation



Promoters: James Nuckles
Website: http://www.columbusspeedway.com/

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The following table contains a list of all known touring series or major events held at this speedway. Think we're missing one or have the results to it? Contact us!

Date Sanction Winner Laps
10 September 1957 USAC National Midget Car Series Rex Easton
12 August 1958 USAC National Midget Car Series Bob Wente
18 June 1959 USAC National Midget Car Series Gene Hartley
25 July 1959 MARC Racing Series Bob James 100
6 August 1959 USAC National Midget Car Series Len Sutton
10 October 1959 MARC Racing Series Nelson Stacy
24 June 1960 USAC National Midget Car Series Bob Wente
15 July 1961 USAC National Midget Car Series Russ Congdon
9 September 1961 USAC National Midget Car Series Russ Congdon
20 July 1962 USAC National Midget Car Series Bob Wente
1 June 1963 USAC National Midget Car Series Ronnie Duman
7 September 1963 MARC Racing Series Jack Bowsher 100
29 August 1964 ARCA Racing Series Dick Freeman
7 September 1964 USAC National Midget Car Series Chuck Rodee
10 July 1965 ARCA Racing Series Jack Bowsher
23 July 1966 ARCA Racing Series Iggy Katona
22 July 1967 ARCA Racing Series Iggy Katona
23 September 1967 ARCA Racing Series John Sommerville 100
10 August 1968 ARCA Racing Series Les Snow 100
19 July 1969 ARCA Racing Series Bobby Watson 100
2 June 1974 USAC National Midget Car Series Mel Kenyon
25 August 1974 USAC National Midget Car Series Bob Wente
11 May 1975 USAC National Midget Car Series Sleepy Tripp
10 August 1975 USAC National Midget Car Series Bob Wente
30 August 1975 Carling Ohio State 500 Late Model Series Jim Bickerstaff
6 June 1976 USAC National Midget Car Series Bob Wente
1 August 1976 USAC National Midget Car Series Bob Wente
5 September 1976 Ohio State 500 Late Model Series Jim Cushman
26 June 1977 USAC National Midget Car Series Larry Patton
28 August 1977 USAC National Midget Car Series Larry Patton
29 April 1978 USAC National Sprint Car Series Dana Carter
4 June 1978 USAC National Midget Car Series Rich Vogler
20 August 1978 USAC National Midget Car Series Rich Vogler
4 September 1978 ARCA Racing Series Moose Myers 100
18 June 1982 ARCA Talladega SuperCar Series Marvin Smith 100
17 April 1988 ASA National Tour Dick Trickle 200
17 April 1988 ASA Gran Marque Racing Series Lonnie Rush, Jr. 50
16 April 1989 ASA National Tour Butch Miller 250
19 May 1989 All Star Circuit of Champions Jack Hewitt
11 August 1989 All Star Circuit of Champions Dave Fisher
22 April 1990 ASA ACDelco Challenge Series Gary St. Amant 200
17 June 1990 ARCA Pro-4 Series Mike Stacy
12 August 1990 ARCA Pro-4 Series Jody Gara
16 September 1990 ARCA Pro-4 Series Lennie Waldo
21 October 1990 ARCA Pro-4 Series Jack Weethee
28 April 1991 ASA ACDelco Challenge Series Glenn Allen, Jr. 200
3 May 1992 ASA ACDelco Challenge Series Johnny Benson, Jr. 200
2 May 1993 ASA ACDelco Challenge Series Johnny Benson, Jr. 200
16 May 1993 ARCA Hooters SuperCar Series Dave Weltmeyer 150
1 May 1994 ASA ACDelco Challenge Series Mike Eddy 200
23 April 1995 ASA ACDelco Challenge Series Mike Eddy 200
7 October 1995 USAR Hooters Late Model Series Dick Anderson
12 May 1996 ASA ACDelco Challenge Series Gary St. Amant 200
3 July 1997 Main Event Racing Series Rich Rohrer
21 September 1997 Main Event Racing Series John Doering, Jr.
30 May 1998 ARCA Pro-4 Series Bill Hartman
5 August 1998 Main Event Racing Series Gary St. Amant
15 August 1998 ARCA Pro-4 Series John Witham
20 September 1998 Main Event Racing Series Fred Campbell
19 September 1999 Main Event Racing Series John Grega
3 June 2000 ARCA Auto Value Midget Series A.J. Davis 29
24 June 2000 ICAR Jasper Modified Series Jason Dietsch
17 September 2000 Main Event Racing Series Tim Ice 100
28 July 2001 John Nuckles Memorial Mike Stacy
23 September 2001 Main Event Racing Series Jerry Mitchell 100
15 June 2002 USA Modified Series Dave Stacy
20 July 2002 ARCA Auto Value Midget Series Ron Gregory 30
27 July 2002 John Nuckles Memorial Tim Ice 100
21 September 2002 CRA Sunoco Super Series Junior Hanley 150
22 September 2002 Main Event Racing Series Rick Sexton 100
3 May 2003 USA Modified Series Dave Stacy
5 June 2003 USA Modified Series Mike Stacy
14 June 2003 USA Modified Series Rodney Scott
7 September 2003 USA Modified Series Chris Lawson (OH)
7 September 2003 CRA Sunoco Super Series Fred Campbell 150
19 October 2003 Main Event Racing Series Robbie Dean 100
12 June 2004 USAC Midwest Ford Focus Midget Car Series Tate Martz 25
24 July 2004 John Nuckles Memorial Donnie Hill 100
14 August 2004 NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division, Midwest Series Justin Diercks 150
12 September 2004 CRA Sunoco Super Series Scott Hantz 155
2 October 2004 Main Event Racing Series Ross Meeuwsen 100
4 June 2005 CRA Super Series Jack Landis 125
25 June 2005 USAC Midwest Ford Focus Midget Car Series Tate Martz 30
25 September 2005 Main Event Racing Series Lee Anderson 100
8 October 2005 USAC National Midget Series Bryan Clauson 40
20 May 2006 USAC Midwest Pavement Ford Focus Midget Car Series Tate Martz 25
3 June 2006 CRA Super Series Bobby Parsley 125
5 July 2006 USAC National Sprint Car Series Tracy Hines 30
5 July 2006 USAC National Midget Series Bobby Santos, III 30
1 October 2006 Main Event Racing Series Brian Campbell
12 May 2007 USAC Midwest Ford Focus Midget Car Series James Robertson (IN) 30
2 June 2007 CRA Super Series Robbie Pyle 125
29 September 2007 Main Event Racing Series Terry Senneker
28 September 2008 Main Event Racing Series Steve Needles
4 April 2009 USAC Midwest Ford Focus Midget Car Series Scott Hunter 30
4 April 2009 USAC Mopar National Midget Championship Darren Hagen 40
16 May 2009 Super Cup Stock Car Series Tyler Nuckles
19 September 2009 USAC Midwest Ford Focus Midget Car Series Kyle Hamilton (IN) 30
19 September 2009 USAC Mopar National Midget Championship Caleb Armstrong 40
11 October 2009 Main Event Racing Series Terry Senneker
17 April 2010 Super Cup Stock Car Series Todd Peck
15 May 2010 USAC Wolverine Outlaw Midget Series
USAC Regional Midget Series
Dalton Armstrong 30
19 June 2010 Main Event Racing Series Donnie Hill
17 July 2010 USAC Eastern Ford Focus Midget Car Series
USAC Midwest Pavement Ford Focus Midget Car Series
Scott Hunter 30
28 August 2010 CRA Super Series Brian Campbell 125
18 September 2010 USAC Mopar National Midget Championship Tracy Hines 40
18 September 2010 USAC Midwest Young Guns Ford Focus Midget Car Series Cooper Clouse 15
18 September 2010 USAC Eastern Ford Focus Midget Car Series
USAC Midwest Pavement Ford Focus Midget Car Series
James Robertson (IN) 30
25 September 2010 Main Event Racing Series Steve Needles 100
14 May 2011 Super Cup Stock Car Series Jody Harrison
28 May 2011 CRA JEGS All-Star Tour presented by GM Performance Parts Jimmy Carter 100
30 May 2011 CRA Super Series Ross Kenseth 125
11 June 2011 USAC Eastern Ford Focus Midget Car Series
USAC Midwest Pavement Ford Focus Midget Car Series
James Robertson (IN) 30
11 June 2011 USAC Eastern Young Guns Ford Focus Midget Car Series
USAC Midwest Young Guns Ford Focus Midget Car Series
Sam McGhee 15
9 July 2011 ARCA Truck Series Kenny Kirsch, Jr. 76
23 July 2011 NASCAR K & N Pro Series East Darrell Wallace, Jr. 150
17 September 2011 USAC Eastern Ford Focus Midget Car Series
USAC Midwest Pavement Ford Focus Midget Car Series
Ross Rankine 40
17 September 2011 USAC Eastern Young Guns Ford Focus Midget Car Series
USAC Midwest Young Guns Ford Focus Midget Car Series
Sam McGhee 20
17 September 2011 USAC Mopar D1 Midget Series Kyle Hamilton (IN) 30
25 September 2011 Main Event Racing Series Terry Senneker 100
12 May 2012 USAC Midwest Pavement Ignite Midget Series Toby Alfrey
26 May 2012 CRA JEGS All-Star Tour presented by GM Performance Parts Chad Finley 100
2 June 2012 Main Event Racing Series Bud Perry
21 July 2012 NASCAR K & N Pro Series East Cale Conley 150
15 September 2012 USAC Mopar D1 Midget Series
D'Arcy GMC Short Track Auto Racing Series
Bryan Nuckles 30
15 September 2012 USAC Eastern Ignite Midget Series
USAC Midwest Pavement Ignite Midget Series
Toby Alfrey 30
11 May 2013 USAC Eastern Ignite Midget Series
USAC Midwest Pavement Ignite Midget Series
Chris Lamb 30
25 May 2013 CRA JEGS All-Stars Tour presented by Chevrolet Performance Chad Finley 100
1 June 2013 Super Cup Stock Car Series Jody Harrison 75
15 June 2013 USAC Eastern Ignite Midget Series
USAC Midwest Pavement Ignite Midget Series
Chris Lamb 40
22 June 2013 Great Lakes Helicopter Main Event Racing Series Brian Short 75
6 July 2013 Robbie Dean Memorial Series Brandon Oakley
13 July 2013 NASCAR K & N Pro Series East Daniel Suarez 152
12 October 2013 USAC Eastern Ignite Midget Series
USAC Midwest Pavement Ignite Midget Series
Blaine Leydig 30
12 October 2013 USAC Honda National Pavement Midget Series Darren Hagen 40
3 May 2014 USAC Midwest Pavement HPD Midget Series Austin Nemire 20
24 May 2014 CRA JEGS All-Stars Tour presented by Chevrolet Performance Hunter Baize 100
31 May 2014 Super Cup Stock Car Series Brent Nelson
14 June 2014 USAC Midwest Pavement HPD Midget Series Austin Nemire 20
5 July 2014 Robbie Dean Memorial Series Kyle Jones
19 July 2014 NASCAR K & N Pro Series East Sergio Pena 150
2 August 2014 ARCA CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS Travis Braden 174
13 September 2014 USAC Midwest Pavement HPD Midget Series Austin Nemire 20
13 September 2014 USAC Midwest Pavement HPD Midget Series Austin Nemire 20
4 July 2015 NASCAR K & N Pro Series East Rico Abreu 150
11 July 2015 ARCA Truck Series Shawn Szep 100
1 August 2015 ARCA Truck Series Jeff Myers, Jr. 75
13 September 2015 Broaster Chicken ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour Northern Division
Broaster Chicken ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour Southern Division
Tyler Knuckles 50
13 September 2015 ARCA CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS Brian Campbell 125
23 April 2016 UAW American Made Mel Kenyon Midget Series Nick Hamilton 30
18 June 2016 Super Cup Stock Car Series Harvey Harrison
25 June 2016 ARCA CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS Brian Campbell 125
2 July 2016 NASCAR K & N Pro Series East Justin Haley 150
23 July 2016 ARCA Truck Series Shawn Szep 75

A table of all seasons in which The Third Turn has point standings for this track. Click on each individual season to view all divisions and point standings. If we don't have points to a particular season and you do, please Contact us!


Columbus Motor Speedway or CMS, is a 1/3 mile asphalt oval located south of Columbus, Ohio within the town limits of Obetz.

Track History

In 1945 John Nuckles purchased 50 acres of land for the future race track. The track was opened in 1946 as a dirt track for motorcycles. In 1950 the track was given lighting and in 1957 the track was paved for the first time as car racing, specifically stock car racing became more popular. The track was run by the late Nuckles for many years, and is still owned by the Nuckles family today. Among the drivers to make their names at CMS are, Neal Sceva, Dick Freeman, Benny Parsons and Ralph O'Day.

Track Facts

The track is one of two tracks in Ohio to be granted a NASCAR sanctioning agreement, the other being Kil-Kare Speedway. It hosts Whelen All-American Series (formerly the Dodge Weekly Racing Series) races sanctioned by NASCAR. Weekly race series are late model, sportsman and street stock divisions. Occasional race series include midgets, legends, and winged-sprint cars.

It also hosts many exhibition events such as trailer, school bus, and NASCAR "legends" races that feature NEXTEL Cup drivers. Even demolition derbies can be worked into the rotation, as well as school bus figure 8 racing.

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