Show-Me Racing Series:
Essary Races to Fourth Straight Win at Mid-America
S. COFFEYVILLE, Okla. - July 16. Once again Leslie Essary charged
from near mid-pack to claim another victory on the Race Brothers Farm and Home Supply Show Me Racin Series
Tour, Saturday at Mid America Speedway. Essary took the lead as the race was nearing the midway portion
and held off second place finishing Larry Campbell by less than a car length at the checkered
The 30-lap Race Brothers A
Feature, along with the heat races, were run caution free on the flawless track, even as three and four-wide
racing took continued behind Essary.
Statistically speaking, this was Essary's 30th career win with the series. He
now sits on a four race winning streak. Essary last won four series races consecutively in 2006. Only Justin Wells
has won five straight.
With Wells able to only muster a seventh place finish, Larry Campbell has closed in
on the points lead. He's now just two markers back. Modified standout, Chad Wheeler, made his first start in nearly
two years Saturday. He drove the McMurtrie Oil/BP Grocery MasterSbilt to an 11th place finish.
Show-Me Racing Series - Mid-America Speedway
1. Leslie Essary 2. Larry Campbell 3. Brandon Hunter 4. Randy
Zimmerman 5. Ken Essary 6. Jarrod Hilton 7. Justin Wells 8. Rex Merritt 9. Willie Gammill 10. Jimmy
Greenway 11. Chad Wheeler 12. Chris Morelock 13. Rick Lebow 14. Chris Reese 15. Brandon Cheek 16. Kyle
Ledoford 17. Ray Peacock 18. Chris Deaton 19. Eric Tinderholt 20. Scott Fry 21. Robert McMurtrie 22.
Houston Garrison 23. Dylan Davlin 24. Gene Davlin
Heat winners: Wells, Greenway, Ken Essary,
Ron Mitchell photo