- July 30 - Lucas Oil Speedway by Sam Holbrooks


Brad Looney and Eric Turner at Lucas Oil Speedway

Brad Looney races under Eric Turner on his way to victory at Lucas Oil Speedway. (Lloyd Collins)

MLRA: Looney Conquers Lucas Oil Speedway For Third Win

Brad Looney after his first Lucas Oil Speedwy win and his third on the MLRA tour this season. (Lloyd Collins)
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WHEATLAND, Mo. - July 30. With 39 teams on hand for Saturday's Lucas Oil MLRA event at Lucas Oil Speedway, Brad Looney visited victory lane for the first time ever at Lucas Oil Speedway, and the third time this season in Lucas Oil MLRA action.

"Everything just kind of worked out tonight," said Looney following the race. This was his first $3,000 win in a chassis he built a couple of years ago. Looney sat on the pole, but it was Justin Wells who jumped out to an early advantage. Wells led until just past lap 20 when Looney got around him.

"I knew I had to make a move soon, when I found something up there in three and four getting off the corner," Looney said later. "I got too him and made the move. It all worked out."

"This is such a nice facility. What Lucas Oil does is just amazing. To be a part of it, and to win it with these boat races going on is really good," added

Jess Stovall drove his new #00 Victory Circle Chassis to second place at LOS, just ahead of #2 John Anderson. (Lloyd Collins)


Jesse Stovall raced from ninth to second in only his third race out in a new Moyer Victory Circle. He now has three runner up finishes this season in Lucas Oil MLRA competition.


"We're learning every time we come on the race track with this new car," Stovall asaid. "I made a quick call to Billy Moyer right before we started. He told me a couple of adjustments. He made the car what it was tonight."


John Anderson in the Shop Quick #2, came from sixth to third and scored his second best finish of the season. "It was a great race," commented Anderson. "You could move, but you couldn't quite pass real easy. You had to wait till a guy made a mistake, and the guys up front don't make many."


Matt Johnson and Joe Kosiski at Lucas Oil Speedway

Putting in a strong run from 12th place to fifth, 2009 MLRA Rookie of the Year Matt Johnson (5) and #53 Joe Kosiski split another car at LOS. (Lloyd Collins) 

Mark Burgtorf had a solid night, winning the opening heat race and finishing fourth. 2009 Lucas Oil MLRA Rookie of the Year Matt Johnson had a great run advancing from 12th to fifth.


Jeff Roth was the night's hard charger advancing from 23rd to 13th. Point leader Al Purkey broke an axle while running sixth, ending his night early.


The series will sit idle until August 12th and 13th with the running of the Annual "King of the Hill" at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Nebraska. 

Brad Looney VL at Lucas Oil Speedway

To the victor goes the spoils at Lucas Oil Speedway. (Lloyd Collins)


July 30 - MLRA at Lucas Oil Speedway
1. Brad Looney 2. Jesse Stovall, 3. John Anderson 4. Mark Burgtorf 5. Matt Johnson 6. Eric Turner 7. Al Humphrey 8. Justin Wells 9. Joe Kosiski 10. Tony Jackson Jr. 11. Matt Weidner 12. Rex Merritt 13. Jeff Roth 14. Justin Asplin 15. Bryon Allison 16. Reid Millard 17. Al Purkey 18. Rylan Long 19. J.D. Hubert 20. David Turner 21. Ken Essary 22. Michael Kloos 23. Dustin Walker 24. Joe Walkenhorst
Heat winners (39 entries): Burgtorf, Looney, Wells, Anderson; B-Main winners: Long, Asplin

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