|Looney in Victory Lane at Lucas Oil Speedway|
Photo: Lloyd Collins - Fast Track Photos
July 31 , 2011 (Buckner, Missouri)
Thirty-nine cars were on hand for Saturday evening's Lucas Oil MLRA event at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. Brad Looney visited victory lane for the third time this season in Lucas Oil MLRA action, and the first time ever at Lucas Oil Speedway. "Everything just kind of worked out tonight," said Looney following the race. This was his first $3,000 win in a chassis he built a couple of years ago. Looney sat on the pole, but it was Justin Wells who jumped out to an early advantage. Wells led until just past lap 20 when Looney got around him. "I knew I had to make a move soon, when I found something up there in three and four getting off the corner. I got too him and made the move. It all worked out."
A large crowd packed the grandstands for the Summer Shootout. "This is such a nice facility. What Lucas Oil does is just amazing. To be a part of it, and to win it with these boat races going on is really good," added Looney.
Jesse Stovall raced from ninth to second in only his third race out in a new Moyer Victory Circle. He now has three runner up finishes this season in Lucas Oil MLRA competition. "We're learning every time we come on the race track with this new car. I made a quick call to Billy Moyer right before we started. He told me a couple of adjustments. He made the car what it was tonight."
John Anderson in the Shop Quick #2, came from sixth to third and scored his second best finish of the season. "It was a great race," commented Anderson. "You could move, but you couldn't quite pass real easy. You had to wait till a guy made a mistake, and the guys up front don't make many." Mark Burgtorf had a solid night, winning the opening heat race and finishing fourth. 2009 Lucas Oil MLRA Rookie of the Year Matt Johnson had a great run advancing from twelfth to fifth.
Jeff Roth was the night's hard charger advancing from twenty-third to thirteenth. Point leader Al Purkey broke an axle while running sixth, ending his night early. The series will sit idle until August 12th and 13th with the runningof the Annual "King of the Hill" at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Nebraska.
Lucas Cattle Company A Feature (40 Laps): 1. Brad Looney 2. Jesse Stovall, 3. John Anderson 4. Mark Burgtorf 5. Matt Johnson 6. Eric Turner 7. Al Humphrey 8. Justin Wells 9. Joe Kosiski 10. Tony Jackson Jr. 11. Matt Weidner 12. Rex Merritt 13. Jeff Roth 14. Justin Asplin 15. Bryon Allison 16. Reid Millard 17. Al Purkey 18. Rylan Long 19. JD Hubert 20. David Turner 21. Ken Essary 22. Michael Kloos 23. Dustin Walker 24. Joe Walkenhorst
Lucas Oil Products Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. Mark Burgtorf 2. Jesse Stovall 3. Bryon Allison 4. Matt Johnson 5. Jeff Roth 6. Justin Asplin 7. Joe Walkenhorst 8. Harlan Kennedy 9. Bob Cummings 10. Larry Jones
Schoenfeld Headers Heat 2(10) Laps: 1. Brad Looney 2. David Turner 3. Dustin Walker 4. Al Purkey 5. Tony Jackson Jr. 6. Michael Kloos 7. Evan Hubert 8. Ray Peacock 9. Cliff Morrow 10. Mike Montague
Powertrain Industries Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. Justin Wells 2. JD Hubert 3. Rex Merritt 4. Rylan Long 5. Don Cloyd 6. Matt Weidner 7. Patrick Johnson 8. Josh Poe 9. Shannon Phillips
Hatfield Racing Engines Heat 4 (10 Laps): 1. John Anderson 2. Eric Turner 3. Al Humphrey 4. Reid Millard 5. Joe Kosiski 6. Ken Essary 7. PJ Haskins 8. Brandon McCormick 9. Jeremy Watts 10. RC Whitwell
Hoosier Racing Tires B Main 1 (12 Laps): Rylan Long 2. Matt Weidner 3. Ken Essary 4. Patrick Johnson 5. Don Cloyd 6. Harlan Kennedy 7. Shannon Phillips 8. Ray Peacock 9. Bob Cummings 10. Joe Walkenhorst 11. RC Whitwell 12. Larry Jones
Sunoco Racing Fuels B Main 2 (12 Laps): 1. Justin Asplin 2. Reid Millard 3. Michael Kloos 4. Jeff Roth 5. Evan Hubert 6. Mike Montague 7. PJ Haskins 8. Josh Poe 9. Jeremy Watts 10. Cliff Morrow 11. Brandon McCormick
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