Brad Looney - Darin Busch

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 Wiegert)
 
Brad Looney VL
 
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 Wiegert)
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 impressive win.
Rookie driver Brookin Stephens drew the pole for the main event after a
 
Brad Looney - Shawn Brassfield
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 Wiegert)
 
Joe Gorby - Ron Grover
Joe Gorby races under Ron Grover as he rolls to a third place finish at Wild West Speedway.  (Dusty Wiegert)
 
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.
 
  Stephens - Gerstenkorn - Sugg
 
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 Wiegert)
 
Finish - Wild West Speedway - May 1

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