Missouri veteran Brad Looney races inside of rookie driver and
early leader Brookin Stephens before driving away to claim the opening event of the new Midwest
DirtCar Late Model Series at Wild West Speedway. (Dusty
Brad Looney and his primary support system after his first win of the
season, this time with the new Midwest DirtCar Late Model Series. (Dusty
Looney Snares MDLMS Opener at Clinton
by Dusty Wiegert
CLINTON, Okla. - May 1. The 2010 campaign for the Midwest DIRTcar Late Model Series kicked off at the
high-banked Wild West Speedway on Saturday night, with Republic, Missouri native Brad Looney taking an
Rookie driver Brookin Stephens drew the pole for the main event after a
Brad Looney races outside of Shawn Brassfield on his way from his
11th place start to the win in the MDLMA opener at Wild West Speedway. Brassfield earned a
fifth place finish. (Dusty
Joe Gorby races under Ron Grover as he
rolls to a third place finish at Wild West Speedway. (Dusty
dominating heat race victory, with Independence, Kansas driver Andy Gerstenkorn to his outside. Stephens broke
to an early lead before Texas driver Bryan Sugg took over on lap two. Sugg held the top spot before losing it
in turn two, and Stephens took control.
But, before the leaders got to turn three, Looney had already run from his 11th place starting position to
take command in on lap seven. From there it was smooth sailing for Looney as he picked off lapped traffic.
Looney cruised to the win followed by Sugg, Joe Gorby, Stephens, and Shawn Brassfield.
Looney also picked up the Alternative Pest Management Cash Dash win, a race involving the five drivers
furthest from home.
Brookin Stephens (#56) and Texas driver Brian Sugg (#18) each led
during the early gong at Wild West Speedway, with #15 Andy Gerstenkorn very much in the mix, but
ultimately all would fall to Brad Looney potent #14. (Dusty