- Apr. 30 - Great American Dirt Track (CLMA) by Sam Holbrooks


Jetmore Top 5

The Jetmore Top 5 (l.tor.) Jon Anderson, Kelly Boen, Kyle Berck, Jesse Stovall, and winner Al Purkey. (Lloyd Collins)

MLRA/MARS/NCRA/CLMA: Purkey Shines in Home State in "Sunflower State Showdown"


Ashley Berry


JETMORE, Kan. - April 30. Coffeyville, Kansas native, Al Purkey masterfully navigated lap traffic en route to his first Lucas Oil MLRA win of the season at the Great American Dirt Track. Purkey won $10,000 for his "Sunflower State Showdown" win in his home state. The event was co-sanctioned by the MLRA, MARS, NCRA, and CLMA regional series'. 


Lebanon, Mo.'s Tony Jackson, Jr. was the pole sitter after winning his heat race form the fifth starting position. Jackson led the first 20 laps, before Purkey took the lead on lap 21. Purkey would never relinquish the lead throughout the remaining 29 laps.


Jesse Stovall - Jon Anderson

Continuing to makes some noise since stepping into a Late Model race car, Modified alumnus Jesse Stovall leads #2 Jon Anderson en route to a second place at the Great American Dirt Track. (Ron Mitchell)

Kyle Berck - Tommy Weder - Great American Dirt Track

Kyle Berck moves under fellow heat winner Tommy Weder, Jr. on his way to third place. Weder dropped to seventh at the finish. (Lloyd Collins) 

Late in the race, second finishing Jesse Stovall, who welcomed his first child just a day prior, pulled the nose of his race car to Purkey's door, but got no further. Kyle Berck started and finished third - his best finish of the season thus far. Kelly Boen, driving the Pannell Motorsports 33x, was the night's KRC Hard Charger. Boen finished third in his B Main. He started the A in 20th and finished fourth. John Anderson started sixth and finished fifth.

Anthony Madrid - Sunflower State Showdown

Arizona driver Anthony Madrid made a rare appearance with his midwestern counterparts and qualified for the show to post a 20th place showing. (Ron Mitchell)

The win for Purkey marks his first since April 10, 2010 at Lucas Oil Speedway. Since debuting his new Larry Shaw Race Car last season, his worst finish is eigth. This is the third $10,000 plus payday for Purkey in his career. His Shaw by Purkey receives sponsorship support from Purkey's Auto Salvage, Taylormade Performance, Larry Shaw Race Cars, Hoosier Racing Tires, Hatfield Racing Engines and VP Racing Fuels. This win for Purkey is his 48th in MLRA history.

Terry Phillips at Jetmore, Kansas

Normally an odds-on favorite to win when the big money is on the line, Springfield, Mo.'s Terry Phillips was shut out of the top five and had to settle for ninth place in the "Sunflower State Showdown". (Ron Mitchell)

April 29-30: MARS/MLRA/NCRA/CLMA Sunflower State Showdown - Great American Dirt Track
1) Al Purkey, 2) Jesse Stovall, 3) Kyle Berck, 4) Kelly Boen, 5) John Anderson, 6) Tony Jackson, Jr, 7) Tommy Weder, Jr., 8) Jack Sullivan, 9) Terry Phillips, 10) Wendell Wallace, 11) R.C. Whitwell, 12) Brandon McCormick, 13) Brad Looney, 14) Jon Mitchell, 15) Andrew Kosiski, 16) Gary Christian, 17) Jeremy Payne, 18) Corey Zeitner, 19) David Turner, 20) Anthony Madrid, 21) Dean Moore, 22) Alan Vaughn, 23) Bill Koons, 24) Eric Turner, 25) Al Humphrey, 26) Steve Lewis, 27) Leroy Johnson
Heat Winners (47 entries): Purkey, Weder, Sullivan, Jackson, Berck; B-Main winners: Whitwell, Looney

Ron Mitchell photo


Wehrs Machine


Other Results from October 1-2

Brushcreek Motorsports Complex - Heritage/Bill Bob Weekend

MSCC at Jackson Motor Speedway

Western All Stars at Antioch Speedway and Merced Raceway

Total Seal Late Model Series at Canyon Speedway Park

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Top 50 Drivers For Period Ending 09-25-11

Weekend Warriors

Calumet County Fairgrounds "Chilton Fall Invitational" - Russ Scheffler

Russ Scheffler at Calumet Co. Fairgrounds

Billed as "the largest race at the smallest track in Wisconsin", the Calumet Co. "Fall Invitational" played out on Sept. 23-24,  and Russ Scheffler drove his #74 to the win in the event. (Michael Esser)

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