SUPR: Bagley Is First
Repeater On New Season at USA Speedway
STERLINGTON, La. — April 29. Rookie and series points leader Morgan Bagley of Longview, Texas, became
the season's first repeat winner on the O'Reilly Southern United Professional Racing Series tour Friday, grabbing a
$2,000 victory at USA Speedway.
It initially appeared SUPR would have its fifth different winner of 2011, but Bagley passed Timothy Culp of West
Monroe, La., at the halfway mark of the 40-lapper to win by a two-and-a-half second margin.
The second-place finish was also Culp's second in-a-row at the quarter-mile oval in northeast Louisiana. Culp
nursed a leaking tire that was losing pressure the last few laps and barely held on over a charging Kevin Sitton of
Baytown, Texas. Robbie Stuart of DeRidder, La., and Allen Tippen of Minden, rounded out the top five.
At the outset, the 20-car field bunched up in turn one with Allen Murray of San Antonio, Texas, and Wesley Chanler
of Minden, La. making contact to bring out an immediate caution. Murray's machine was briefly airborne and both
Culp took the early lead over Sitton, Bagley, Tippen and Stuart but his pursuers kept him in check over the first
10 laps. At lap 14, a three-wide frontstretch race for the lead ensued with Culp barely holding on.
Bagley grabbed the second spot from Sitton two laps later and turned his focus to Culp. Bagley shot into the lead
midway through the race while Culp and Sitton battled behind him.
A turn-four spin by Robbie Starnes of Baytown, Texas, brought out the second yellow on lap 24, and it took two
tries to get going again after Troy Berdan's spin on the restart.
Bagley seized control on the restart, stretching his lead over Culp and Sitton. Sitton pressured Culp for second
while Bagley motored away through lapped cars with five laps remaining.
Bagley flawlessly cleared the congestion on lap 38, bagging another victory at the track where he won his first
Late Model event in March. Culp survived his deflating tire to edge the fast-approaching Sitton by almost one
RACE NOTES: Bagley's Rocket Chassis is powered by Wall 2 Wall Performance Engines and sponsored by P&W Sales
& Oilfield Mfg., MSI Pumps, Valves & Manifolds, Mr. Frank Motorsports, 360 Motorsports, Club 29, Southern
Transport, J&J Motorsports, Hyperco and Outerwears. ... Bagley slightly increased his series points lead over
Timothy Culp by five points, going from 63 to 68. ... Robbie Stuart shook up the points by climbing six positions
from 14th to eighth. ... The checkered flag flew on the 20-minute feature at 11:15 p.m.; the race was slowed by
three cautions and 13 drivers finished on the lead lap. ... Jody Prince of Sibley, La., temporarily replaced Josh
Danzy, in the Raymond Childress-owned No. F5 car; Danzy injured his back moving into a new home. ... Keith Strother
of Oakdale, La., returned to the seat of a Dirt Late Model for the first time in almost six years. Strother's
return would be short-lived though, as his car experienced mechanical failures from the very beginning, causing him
to miss both, heat and consolation races. ... Darin Patrick of West Monroe, La., debuted his pink and black No. 21,
but was hampered by a fuel pressure problems. ... Other drivers not making the feature: Jay Brunson, Brett Frazier,
Paul Joyner and Derek Perkins. ... SUPR competitors return to action May 6-7 at Boothill Speedway in Greenwood,
La., and Greenville (Miss.) Speedway. It will mark SUPR's first visit to Boothill since 2008 and first since the
track was reconfigured to a short quarter-mile.
Apr. 29 - SUPR - USA
1) Morgan Bagley,
2) Timothy Culp, 3) Kevin Sitton, 4) Robbie Stuart, 5) Allen Tippen, 6) Robert Litton,
7) Nicholas Brown, 8) Ronny Adams, 9) Jody Prince, 10) Chris Holley, 11) Jeff Chanler,
12) Kennith Crowe, 13) David Mullins, 14) Robbie Starnes, 15) Troy Berdan, 16) Jesse
Mills, 17) B.J. Robinson, 18) Butch Patton, 19) Allen Murray, 20) Wes
Heat winners (26 entries): Stuart, Sitton, Culp,