latemodelamerica.com - Apr. 10 - Lucas Oil Speedway
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Chad Simpson VL1 - Lucas Oil Speedway

Chad Simpson at Lucas Oil Speedway. (Ron Mitchell)

 

MLRA: Simpson Sails to Second MLRA Win

 

Dan Robinson

 

Wheatland, Mo. - April 10. As unseasonably warm temperatures greeted race fans making their way to the Lucas Oil Speedway for the first time in 2011, Mount Vernon, Iowa's Chad Simpson topped a huge 55 car Lucas Oil MLRA field enroute to his second career MLRA win.

 

Simpson in traffic at Lucas Oil Speedway

Chad Simpson works his way through traffic at Lucas Oil Speedway. (Lloyd Collins)

 

Jesse Stovall - Brandon McCormick - Al Purkey

Jesse Stovall continues to impress in his first full season of Late Model racing. The young Missouri driver posted second ahead of #42 Brandon McCormick.  Series champ Al Purkey (#33) picked up eighth. (Lloyd Collins) 

 

With Simpson holding the field at bay working lap traffic, Galena, Missouri's Jesse Stovall made his way up to the second spot at the finish in his Steve Rushin owned Larry Shaw Race Car. Lebanon, Missouri's Brandon McCormick led the way for the GRT's coming across the AAA Start/Finish line in the third spot at the finish, followed by Team Custard, Jeremy Payne and Terry Phillips in fourth and fifth, respectively.

 

David Turner - Terry Phillips - Al Purkey

A slightly bent David Turner was the first to pull off the track at Lucas Oil Speedway, while #75 Terry Phillips and #33 Al Purkey went on to finish fifth and eighth, respectively. (Lloyd Collins)

 

Greenbrier, Arkansas' Jack Sullivan wheeled his GRT House Car to a sixth place showing as six-time MLRA Champion Alan Vaughn took the seventh spot in the final rundown. Al Purkey out of Coffeyville, Kan., Kyle Berck from Marquette, Neb., and R.C. Whitwell all the way from Tucson, Ariz., rounded out the top ten. 

 

David Turner - Brad Looney - Terry Phillips

David Turner chases #14 Brad Looney and #75 Terry Phillips early in the feature at Lucas Oil Speedway. (Ron Mitchell)

 

 

MLRA - Lucas Oil Speedway
1) Chad Simpson, 2) Jesse Stovall, 3) Brandon McCormick, 4) Jeremy Payne, 5) Terry Phillips, 6) Jack Sullivan, 7) Alan Vaughn, 8) Al Purkey, 9) Kyle Berck, 10) R.C. Whitwell, 11) John Anderson, 12) Matt Furman, 13) Denny Eckrich, 14) Ronny Hollingsworth, 15) Dave Eckrich, 16) Chris Smyser17) Tony Jackson, Jr., 18) Jason O'Brien, 19) Joe Kosiski, 20) Bill Koons, 21) Brad Looney, 22) Nick Marolf, 23) Eric Turner, 24) David Turner
Heat winners (55 entries): Payne, Marolf, Phillips, Stovall, Simpson; B-Main winners: Jackson, Eckrich, Hollingsworth.

Ron Mitchell photo 

 

 

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