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Brad Looney and Tony Jackson Jr at Monett Speedway MARS

Republic, Missouri's Brad Looney and Tony Jackson, Jr. at Monett Speedway before Looney raced to his first MARS win of the season, and third win overall. (Ron Mitchell)

MARS: Looney Picks Up Roper Memorial, Series Points Lead

Brian Garrison

MONETT, Mo. - May 29. Brad Looney of Republic, Mo. picked up his first victory of the year with the MARS DIRTcar Series at Monett Speedway’s 11th annual "Tony Roper Memorial" Sunday at Monett Speedway. Looney withstood challenges from 2010 Monett Speedway Track Champion Justin Wells of Aurora,

Eric Wells - Tony Jackson - Monett Speedway MARS

Show-Me series standout Justin Wells checks Tony Jackson, Jr.'s top side on his way to the runner up finish behind Looney. (Ron Mitchell)

Wendell Wallace and Ken Essary at Monett Speedway MARS

Wendell Wallace (88) and Monett's own Ken Essary battle for the fifth position at Monett Speedway. (Ron Mitchell)

Mo. and six-time and defending MARS champion Terry Phillips of Springfield, Mo. enroute to the $3,000 payday.

Looney, himself a former Monett Speedway track champion, stated afterwards, “We have been close several times at Monett with the MARS series and it feels good to get the win”. 

Sullivan - McCormick - MARS at Monett Speedway

Jack Sullivan and #42 Brandon McCormick picked up seventh and ninth, respectively, at Monett. (Ron Mitchell)

In addition to leading all 35 laps of the feature, Looney also took control of the series points, with a slim four-point margin over Phillips.

Wells finished second with R.C. Whitwell of Tucson, Ariz. third. Phillips wound up fourth and Wendell Wallace of Batesville, Ark. rounded out the top five. 

Looney VL Monett MARS

Brad Looney and "ground crew" at Monett Speedway. (Ron Mitchell) 

May 29 - Monett Speedway MARS
1) Brad Looney, 2) Justin Wells, 3) R.C. Whitwell, 4) Terry Phillips, 5) Wendell Wallace, 6) Ken Essary, 7) Jack Sullivan, 8) Jesse Stovall, 9) Brandon McCormick, 10) Larry Jones, 11) Dustin Walker, 12) Tony Jackson, Jr., 13) Leroy Johnson, 14) Rex Merritt, 15) Dustin Mooneyham, 16) Rylan Long, 17) Jeremy Payne, 18) Shane Harris, 19) Jeff Roth, 20) Jarrod Hilton, 21) Eric Turner
Heat winners (26 entries): Looney, Phillips, Stovall, Essary; B-Main winner: Payne

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