latemodelamerica.com - Aug. 7 - Tri-City Speedway
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JAck Sullivan at Tri-City Speedway

Greenbrier, Ark.'s Jack Sullivan takes his hard-earned checkered flag for a ride after his first special event win of the season and his first MARS series victory in more than four years. (Ron Mitchell)

MARS: Sullivan Lands Long-Awaited First Win of the Season

Series report

PONTOON BEACH, Ill. - Aug. 6. Jack Sullivan of Greenbrier, Arkansas topped 21 other competitors to pick up his first late model feature win of the year at Tri- City Speedway Friday.

Sullivan started fifth in the feature and ran in the top three for much of the 35-lap race. The driver of the GRT Race Cars flagship moved into second and

Jesse Stovall and Tim Manville

After starting 13th, Jesse Stovall attaches himself to Tony Jackson, Jr.'s rear bumper while riding the high side of #33 Tim Manville. Stovall raced all the way to second place, while Manville and Jackson took fourth and fifth, respectively. (Ron Mitchell)

Tony Jackson JR and RC Whitwell

Tony Jackson, Jr. races a crossed up R.C. Whitwell before Whitwell was the first off the pace at Tri-City. (Ron Mitchell)

tracked down race-long leader Ryan Unzicker of El Paso, Ill. in lapped traffic. Unzicker's car broke on lap 32, handing the lead over to Sullivan.

The win was Sullivan’s fifth career MARS Series win, the last coming on July 4, 2007. Thirteenth starting Jesse Stovall of Galena, Mo. finished second. Second generation driver Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill. recorded his best finish with the series in third ahead of Tim Manville of Troy, Ill. and Tony Jackson, Jr. of Lebanon, Mo.

Claude Walker and Dewayne Kiefer at Tri-City Speedway

The race ends early for #0 Dewayne Kiefer and #35 Claude Walker after they tangled with two other cars at Tri-City Speedway. (Ron Mitchell)

Jack Sullivan in Victory Lane at Tri-City Speedway

Jack Sullivan raced from his fifth starting spot to the lead and the win in the 35-lap MARS/UMP event at Tri-City Speedway. (Ron Mitchell)

1 3 1SS Jack Sullivan
2 14 00J Jesse Stovall
3 1 32 Bobby Pierce
4 5 33 Tim Manville
5 8 56 Tony Jackson, Jr.
6 9 1s Rick Salter
7 19 14 Brad Looney
8 20 82 Billy Laycock
9 17 77A Justin Asplin
10 15 15 Chris Fetter
11 16 28 Leroy Johnson
12 18 94 Ed Lenhardt
13 4 24 Ryan Unzicker
14 13 16 Rusty Griffaw
15 11 42T Eric Turner
16 10 0 Dewayne Kiefer
17 7 78 Chad Zobrist
18 12 35 Claude Walker
19 2 2X Nick Lyons
20 6 42 Brandon McCormick
21 21 96T R.C. Whitwell

 

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