Rex Merritt runs down #25 Chris Morelock while racing at
mid-pack at Monett Speedway. (Ron Mitchell)
Show Me Racing Series: All Is
Wells at Monett
MONETT, Mo. - July 11 Current Race Brothers Farm and Home Supply Show Me Racing Series point leader Justin Wells
of Aurora, Mo. led all 25 laps from his outside front row starting spot to pick up the $1,000 top prize at Monett
Speedway Sunday. No stranger to victory lane at Monett Speedway, Wells also won the Show Me sanctioned race on
Randy Zimmerman raced past the frontrunners, including #42
Brandon McCormick, to capture second at Monett. (Ron Mitchell)
Randy Zimmerman of Ft. Scott, Kan. made his charge from outside of row four. Zimmerman used a series of three
cautions and a double file restart to work his way up to the top five. By lap nine, Zimmerman would settle in for
second and hold off repeat challenges by Aurora, Missouri's Shane Essary, who finished third.
Thirty-nine year racing veteran Darrell Mooneyham of Verona, Mo. started sixth and raced in the top fiive for
much of the race before finishing fourth. Former Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame Inductee and series founder Ken
Essary of Cape Fair, Mo. started 11th and by lap seven had raced his way up to fifth.
Ron Mitchell photo
Show-Me Series - Monett
1. Justin Wells, 2. Randy Zimmerman, 3. Shane Essary, 4.
Darrell Mooneyham, 5. Ken Essary, 6. Brandon McCormick, 7. Larry Campbell, 8. Colton Dunlap, 9. Chuck
Comer, 10. Dustin Mooneyham, 11. Rex Merritt, 12. Joe Gorby, 13. Jarod Hilton, 14. Chris Morelock, 15.
Dwight Neihoff, 16. Justin Asplin, 17. Don Cloyd, 18. Brandon Cheek, 19. Larry Jones, 20. Ray Peacock,
21. Scott Fry, 22. Tony Jackson Jr.
|Ron Mitchell photo