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
MARS: Looney Picks Up Roper
Memorial, Series Points Lead
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,
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 (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”.
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.
Brad Looney and "ground crew" at Monett Speedway. (Ron
May 29 - Monett Speedway
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
Lloyd Collins photo